San Francisco City Council <A HREF="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/23/sf_admin_gives_passwords/">regained access to its computer network</A> after Mayor Gavin Newsom convinced network administrator Terry Childs to give them the passwords.
Childs is in jail, accused of blocking all access to the city's network by resetting passwords. He initially refused to cough up the new password. But on Monday afternoon Newsom visited him in jail and persuaded him to hand over the necessary passwords.
hmmm... maybe it was the Twinkies