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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Joplin, Missouri Sunday weather 48 28 Complete report 10aretiree has new career off limit Sid your moneyy2k Are you worried inside classifieds 9c Horoscope 7d crossword 38 lotteries 2a deaths 8c sports 1c entertainment 78 your Money Ecoffe talk if you re thinking about a new Job now is the time to Start and Sherman associates the nation s largest full service human resources management consulting firm found the time Between thanksgiving and new year s to be the Best time to land a Job. December is one of the most Active months for the executive career transition. During the holidays Many companies Are anxious to fill available positions before budget approvals expire at the end of the year the festive mood makes interviews easier and More productive and Competition is slow since most people believe it s better to wait until the new year to begin their search. Sunday 0 78908 22227 5 volume 104 number 133 december 19, 1999 daily 50c a sunday $1.50 emergency personnel done to foresee y2k problems but plan on full staffs by Mike Pound Globe staff writer Judy Johnson is facing a Challenge. How can she Tell people not to panic without causing a panic Johnson the director of the Joplin Jasper county emergency preparedness office is trying to caution people to prepare themselves on new years eve for possible problems associated with the computer Bug commonly known As y2k, but at the same time asking them not to overreact. A everything we have been told is that if there Are any outages or problems we Are looking at Short term problems a she said. Johnson and her staff plan to be working new years eve and her office has been urging residents to be prepared. A the information from Federal and state people we talk to is that people should plan like they would if a Winter storm were to hit Over a three or four Day weekend a she said. Johnson said it would be prudent for residents to have a three or four Day Supply of food and water on hand. Much of that food she said should be the Type that would require Little or no cooking. She also said people should plan on having a gallon of water per person per Day available. A they should also have a flashlight plenty of batteries and a Battery operated radio so if something did happen they could be in Contact with any emergency messages we would need to put out a Johnson said. That aside Johnson said her office is not anticipating any major problems associated with see staffs Page 1oafor Many y2k will be ushered in at workplace by Jessica Moorman Globe staff writer while most of the world will Toast the new year in party clothes some will be rolling up their sleeves in their Normal work attire. But at the Joplin Holiday inn that might not be such a bad idea. The Joplin hotel is featuring file live bands and plenty of food to keep the night rocking said Mark Davis general manager. A a our employees get to be involved without paying a Davis said. A they get paid for partying you could say but they can to drink alcoholic beverages while they re on he said employees have talked about working new years eve As an Opportunity of a lifetime to bring in the new millennium. Management posted a list asking who would be willing to work dec. 31, and Davis said there was no see employees Page 10a Globe Mike Gullett a special Joplin police team equipped with tear Gas masks Shields riot Batons and additional crowd control gear has developed contingency plans for possible new year s eve problems. Police sgt. John Hubbard displays the riot police develop special team for y2k eve by Aaron Deslatte Globe staff writer Joplin police expect new years galas across the City to be a Gas a a and at the same time Hope they wont have to use any. But just in the remotely infinitesimally tiny Chance that riots break out utilities shut Down planes fall from the sky and chaos More or less rules police done to plan to be caught off guard officials say. Over the past several months the Joplin police department has established a 14-officer civil disturbance team to handle any Rowdy crowds in the off Chance something does go wrong when the Ball drops Jan. 1. The team equipped wit i tear Gas masks Shields riot Batons and additional crowd control gear has developed contingency plans for possible problems and will be ready to deploy see police Page 10a no ticket needed Globe Mike Gullett Winter commencement at Missouri Southern state College was held saturday in the new Leggett amp Piatt athletic Center. A total of 267 students were awarded 297 degrees. See related Story on Page 3a. Urban legends abound newsletter warns of flashing headlights and Blue tattoos by Roger Mckinney Globe staff writer it happened to someone who knows someone you know. You re next. That phrase was one used to promote last years teen thriller film a Urban one nighttime scene in the movie depicts a Driver who briefly flashes the cards headlights at an oncoming car driving with no headlights. The oncoming car then pursued the first car. Now the newsletter of a local financial institution is warning its members not to Flash their headlights at cars driving without headlights after dark because the car May contain gang members who will Chase you Down and shoot you As part of an initiation. A a in be been hearing that for years a said sgt. Terry Moore with the Missouri state Highway patrol. A i done to know How Many phone Calls in be had How Many stories the local Media in the Springfield Market has done on that Issue. That a a Rumor that got started. It went wild on the internet. At one Point Here about two years ago it was rampant in the Springfield Moore said he has never heard of anyone suffering any consequences from flashing their headlights at another car without headlights. Though Urban legends myths and folklore Are nothing new the increased availability of the internet and email seems to be accelerating see legends Page 3a Missouri Escapee accomplice captured the ass dated press Victoria Texas a a convicted murderer and the Missouri prison guard who allegedly helped him escape were awaiting extradition saturday after a tip to a a american a most wanted led investigators to their trailer Park hideout. Terry William Banks 26, and Lynette j. Barnett 27, had not been seen since oct. 29 when Banks who was serving a life sentence for a 1992 murder walked out of the maximum Security Crossroads correctional Center in Cameron mo., wearing a prison guards uniform. The pair who were considered armed and dangerous were arrested in a trailer Park on the outskirts of Victoria about 7 30 . Saturday officials said. The Fri the Texas department of Public safety the Victoria county sheriffs office and Victoria police department participated in the raid. For about 30 minutes. Banks and Barnett remained barricaded in a recreational vehicle and refused to come out. But they surrendered peacefully when officers ordered them out with a Public address system according to a statement from the Fri. The suspects were unarmed. Also arrested were Banks father 51-year-old Charles Lawrence Banks Roberta Jean Jones 37, and Paul Reuben Hoard 39, All of Victoria who were inside an adjoining trailer. They were held on suspicion of hindering apprehension and prosecution of a known Felon a a Elony charge. Sheriff Michael Ratcliff said. All five remained jailed without Bond pending arraignment on monday a Jailer said. The arrests followed an Anonymous tip to the Fox to show a a american a most wanted a which aired a segment on the Case dec. 11. Ratcliff said the shows producers apparently contacted the Fri see murderer Page 10a

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