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Panama City News Herald (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Panama City, Florida Saturday december 18,1999 weather today a forecast High Low 63 44 showers Likely business new standards mean quieter jets see Page 7b two cuban inmates surrender in Louisiana see Page 4a local state Daybook Odd lights spotted in Burnt Mill Creek see Page 1bthe news Herald City Florida 50 cents new Poison named in Sybers Case David Angier the new s Herald the Bombshell that special prosecutor Harry Shorstein dropped Friday on murder suspect William Sybers defense team had a name a . Sybers former 14th judicial circuit medical examiner is accused of killing his wife Kay Sybers in 1991 by injecting her with some a unknown Shorstein said a Philadelphia Laboratory now says that substance could have been Chloride a drug used in surgery. For years prosecutors have asked various courts to allow them to exhume Kay Sybers body and reexamine it for traces of potassium a or permit a controversial test to be used to determine postmortem potassium Levels. The defense contends that when the Iowa supreme court refused to allow Kay Sybers body to be disinterred and a Florida appeals court shot Down the potassium test As admissible evidence the state was then unable to prove its a potassium defense attorney John Daniel said in a motion hearing Friday before circuit judge Don t. Sirmons that the state can to prove that Kay Sybers did no to die a natural death. Shorstein said the state never meant to be limited to potassium and had originally said Kay Sybers was killed by a a difficult to detect sudden death Poison or other then As the two sides were arguing Over a defense motion to restrict the state from using any other cause of death besides potassium Shorstein announced his new cause of death claim. He said that three Days ago a doctor in a Philadelphia lab discovered see Sybers Page 10a news Herald photo Dana Miserez or. William Sybers listens closely to new developments Friday. Members of the . Security Council vote on a new policy for Iraq. . To suspend sanctions if Iraq complies with terms americans not yet Shire do getting on the internet David e k a i i s h ii associated press new York a though it seems everybody a getting on the web these Days two thirds of americans have yet to do so because of the expense or because of a Lack of easy Access. That May be about to change. A Campaign led by Wal Mart and Kmart is under Way to Bridge the digital Gap and bring internet service to the poor and people living in Rural towns. Until now they be been largely ignored by internet businesses. Kmart and Yahoo said this week they would launch a free internet service offering links to Kmart a online store and Yahoo a news entertainment financial and other services. Wal Mart in a Deal with America online plans to offer discounted internet Access by next Spring to people who May not have affordable hookups. Wal Mart says 840 towns in which it has stores Are without a local internet service provider forcing anyone who wants to Hook up to pay hefty Long distance charges. A this will help accelerate what was an existing trend of Rural households coming online a said Dylan Brooks an analyst with Jupiter communications an internet research firm in new York. A Commerce department report in july found that households earning $75,000 or More in Urban areas Are More than 20 times As Likely to have internet Access As Rural households at the lowest income Levels. Black and hispanic households Are two fifths As Likely to have internet Access As see web. Page 10a uncertainty it s not Clear what requirements country will have to meet. Nicoli Winfield the associated press United nations a with four countries abstaining the . Security Council ended a yearlong deadlock and voted Friday to Send weapons inspectors Back to Iraq and consider suspending sanctions if Baghdad cooperates. The vote capped an acrimonious debate within the 15-member Council that was sparked by . And British airstrikes on Iraq last december and fuelled by divisions Over How to return inspectors who pulled out just before the bombs struck. The passage of the Resolution however is just the first step in what is expected to be a difficult and divisive process for the Council to determine what Iraq must do to show it is cooperating with inspectors a and when and if sanctions can be suspended. Key to that process will be iraqis reaction to the Resolution. Iraqi ambassador Saeed Hasan said Friday he had no immediate comment. But Baghdad has indicated it would reject the res Baghdad has indicated it would reject the Resolution because it did no to immediately lift sanctions. O i u t i o n because it did no to immediately lift sanctions As Iraq demanded. Late Friday iraqi satellite to called the Resolution a a wicked and said the abstention of three of the five permanent Council members was a a great political setback for the United states and Britain a the report monitored by the British see Iraq Page 10a Index dishwasher works overtime to buy toys for 258 kids bndge/1 of landers/1 of business/7-9b local/state/1-2b classifieds/12-22c movies/8-9c comics/11c people/2a crossword/1 of religion/4-6b deaths/2b sports/1-7c horoscope/1 of stat sheet/2c jumble/13c ./world/4-12a my viewpoint/8-9a my weather/1 Obrn i a Freedom i newspaper 6 42694 Hill the associated press Tampa a a dishwasher worked 200 hours overtime to buy 258 gifts for Foster children to show them someone cares. All year Delwyn Collins said he used his salary to pay his Bills and put a Little aside for himself in the Bank and saved the overtime Money for presents for the children. Collins 39, remembers Christmas growing up in fort Worth Texas where some of his childhood friends were Foster children. A they think nobody cares a he said. A i want to show kids out there that people do there were six bicycles and six big wheel tricycles. Stuffed bears in Santa hats were tucked under the ribbons on some packages. All were wrapped and bunched in groups of three four five or More. On each pile was a tag with the child s name age clothing sizes and wish list a softball Mitt a doll stroller a Disney video. The Only gift he won t buy is a toy gun. The gifts Are being distributed through the Foster Angel program a nonprofit group of Foster parents. Over the past several years Collins who works in Tampa general hospitals cafeteria has spearheaded the Foster Angel drive. He began in 1992 when he bought presents for 20 children. Hundreds of brightly wrapped packages covered a Good part of the cafeteria floor thursday a enough to fill a 26-foot a haul truck. Half came from Collins who lives a simple lifestyle and rides a Bike to work. A one Man deserves the Lions share of the credit for this a said Bruce Siegel the hospitals chief executive officer gesturing to the mass of toys. Collins and a Helper spent 28 hours last weekend wrapping gifts. In other years he has worked extra jobs to earn Money for the Christmas presents. Collins also has donated his time to a Christian school and bought gifts for the children of single mothers at Macdill air Force base. A Delwyn Collins a dishwasher at Tampa general Hospital loads gifts he bought for Foster kids onto a truck. News Herald photo Robert Cooper Black and Blue Rutherford assistant coach Frank Springer consoles player Rodney Jones Friday after the rams loss in Gainesville. Stories statistics and photos Page 1c

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