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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Burlington, IowaA Iowa amp Illinois Siegrist pushes for Public net filters. 4athe Hawk Eye 163rd year a no. 162 Burlington Iowa saturday ess3ss3es9ihhihhbhi 50 cents a my sir John Lovretta the Hawk Eye Leigh Pirtle. Burlington shovels her sidewalk Friday morning at 1500 s. Main St. Following thursday nights snowfall. Today a forecast Calls for brisk and cold weather with intervals of Clouds and Sun and the High temperature lingering around the freezing Mark. Threat leads to arrest Columbine feds nab18-year-old Miami Man for electronic threat. The associated press Denver a warning they will not tolerate terrorist threats against Columbine High school Federal officials charged an 18-year-old Florida Man with sending a computer message that prompted the school to be closed for two Days. Federal authorities arrested Michael Ian Campbell of Cape Coral fla., and charged him with using an interstate communications facility to make a threat of injury to another person. The charge carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 Fine. A a today a arrest should Send a Strong message that threats especially against our schools will not be tolerated Quot said Thomas Strickland . Attorney in Denver where the complaint was filed. A these types of threats Are taken very Campbell is accused of sending an internet instant message1 to a 16-year-old Columbine Sophomore wednesday night w Arning her not go to school the next Day. A i need to finish what begun and if you do i done to want your blood on my hands a it read in part. At a court hearing in Florida the aspiring actor and Community College student was ordered held without bail until a detention hearing wednesday. Pamela Campbell 60, said her son told her he wrote the letter because a i w As bored to a the did no to mean to do anything a she said through tears after the hearing. A this was a stupid stupid mistake and he knows it and they know it too a referring to the Fri whose agents made the arrest. Because of the threat classes at Columbine were cancelled thursday and Friday forcing the postponement of some final exams until after the holidays. It was the first time the school was shut since classes resumed in August four months after two seniors killed 12 fellow students a teacher and themselves in an armed attack on. April 20 officials w Ould not comment Onset threat Page 5a>net leads shipping crunch companies scrambling to deliver online gifts. The associated press Doraville. A. A was expecting its biggest Day of the year Friday a perhaps its biggest Day Ever a As shipping companies hustled to deliver the burgeoning number of gifts being ordered Over the internet a any new possible record show s the Impact of a business and the booming Economy a United parcel service spokesman Norman Black said. Lawrenceville resident Brenda Jones was just one of Many people depending on to deliver their Holiday presents. Her gifts of Beanie babies and Fine China made their second trip on on Friday thanks to the Ever expanding effects of online shopping. Jones first had the gifts shipped to her Home from web retailers and . Then she sent them off to Florida and Tennessee via a distribution Center in Doraville an Atlanta suburb. A i wanted to make sure i got the right thing and to personalize it a Little bit a said Jones a 50-year-old bookkeeper. A and in a not really pay ing for shipping twice. A lot of the Sites Are offering free said it expected to deliver 18 million packages Friday just shy of its one Day record of 18.1 million deliveries set five years ago. Final Fig see Page 5a> democrats Trade jabs in debate a election 2000 Gore Bradley take off the gloves Over the issues. The associated press Nashua . A a1 Gore accused democratic presidential rival Bill Bradley of shortchanging medicare Friday night and Bradley shot Back in Campaign debate that the vice presidents own health insurance plan would let some americans go without coverage. A who would you leave out a he asked. A the answer is simple. I wont leave anybody out a Gore shot Back instantly seated a few feet away from his rival on a College stage in the nations first presidential primary state. The vice president and former new Jersey senator argued As Well Over education but found common ground on other subjects in a 90-minute encounter that was contentious and cordial by turns. They agreed for example that homosexuals should be allowed to serve in the military and that now is not the time to set a timetable for a manned space Mission to Mars. Gore remains the front runner nationally in the race for the party a nomination As judged in the polls. But statewide Survey s show Bradley even or slightly ahead in new Hampshire where the first primary ballots will be1 cast on feb. I. And he is hoping to ambush the vice president and use that As a springboard to later triumphs. Gore has said Bradley a costly prescription for Universal health care would mean not enough Money would be left Over for medicare and the Issue has emerged As a Flash see debate Page 5, area hospitals of with state License process a state certification Bic others say procedure does not affect recruitment. By Mike Wilson the Hawk Eye Hospital officials in Southeast Iowa say they have not encountered any serious problems in recruiting physicians despite delays in issuing licenses by the Iowa Board of medical examiners. Some hospitals and medical clinics in the state have complained about the length of time it takes the Board of medical examiners to process an application for a medical License. The delay they contend hinders efforts to recruit physicians to Iowa. Craig Borchard Community relations director at Burlington medical Center said that has not been the Case for Bic. A we Are not aware of any physicians who once they Are in the process Are leaving after becoming frustrated with the process a he said. Borchard said that in fact attracting physicians to Burlington is less difficult than in some areas because of the new Hospital under construction in West Burlington. A absolutely the Opportunity to work in a state of the Art and highly sophisticated environment has helped us attract some physicians a Borchard said. One example he gave was the new corps of emergency room physician see doctors Page 5a>teen�?Ts of who wished for Snow a inside 32 pages 3 sections business/9a City amp Region / 3a classified / 7b crossword / 10b 6 63331 00050 9 dear Abby /11b deaths/111a religion / 8 a for the record /11a happenings /10b horoscopes/11b Iowa. Amp. 4 a nation amp world / 6,7,12a 12b opinions / 10a Reader services / 3a sports /1b to listings / 10b a weather a City amp Region South Hill uses . Example in argument for police substation. 3ato big Day for authorities seize explosives suspect at Canadian Borders terrorism algerian caught with 100 pounds of explosives. The associated press Seattle a a Man was charged Friday with bringing two jars of the flammable explosive Oil nitroglycerine into the United states from Canada this w Eek in a car that also had More than lt>0 pounds of potentially powerful explosives Ahmed res Sam of Algeria also was charged with having false identification and making false state ments to . Customs service officials when he arrived tuesday. An arraignment and detention hearing w As set for wednesday. According to charging papers res Sam had a reservation wednesday on american. Airlines flight from Seattle to new York with a Stop in Chicago and a ticket for a connecting British airways flight to London. Magistrate David e. Wilson authorized the destruction of two 22-ounce jars of nitroglycerine now in a bomb disposal truck near port Angeles w Here he entered the country on a ferry from Victoria British Columbia. A bomb making materials stolen in Arizona. Story on 12b. Defense lawyers wanted to test the material but the judge ordered its disposal citing Public safety concerns and the safety of the agents who have been icing the materials. Res Sam also had 10 plastic bags totalling 118 pounds of the Fine w Hite powder urea a Legal substance that is also used in explosives and he had two plastic bags containing about 14see explosives Page 5a> Melissa Jansson the Hawk. Eye de poll Kington Nauvoo iii., air Driver for United parcel service helps Load a truck Friday evening at the station in West Burlington. Friday was the busiest Day the service has had for deliveries this season though no busier than in previous years said supervisor Roger Junker adding residential deliveries generally increase by 20 percent during the Holiday season. Hospital to pay boy s family a settlement mistake costs state $304,000. The associated press Iowa City a the family of a 7-year-old boy who almost died after a nurse gave him an adult dose of chemotherapy drugs will receive $304,000 from a $526,000 settlement reached last month with the state. The Mother of David Mcelvogue now 9, said thursday that the settlement is More than the family expected. A fall we wanted was Justice for David nothing else a Ladawn Mcelvogue said by Telephone from the family s Home in Des Moines. The boy who suffers from fanconi anaemia a deadly genetic blood disorder received a Bone marrow transplant at University hospitals in july 1997. He was admitted again in january 1998 to receive antibiotics for a fever on Jan. 10, a nurse mistakenly gave him a chemotherapy drug in Asee dosage Page 5a> a sports greyhound girls hoops squad Rolls past Davenport North 59-31. A Wall Street fridays indicators Dow 11,257.43 12.54 Nash a 3,75306 38.00 sap 500 1,421.03 2.25 selected stocks Page 9a new record

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