Search for anthrax mailer
continues, reward beefed up
Fliers have been distributed around central New Jersey and
nearby parts of Pennsylvania. The search focuses upon the Hamilton Township,
the location of the post office from where the letters were first processed.
The fliers bear images of those envelopes that were recovered,
and offer a reward of $2.5 million for information leading to the arrest
of the terrorist in our midst.
To date, the anthrax-contaminated mail accounts for five
deaths and several hospitalizations.
The reward, which has recently been doubled, comes from a joint $2 million pledge from the United States Postal Service and the F.B.I. As well as a $500,000 offer from the private mailing organization of Advo Inc.
Bush to ask for increase in military budget
This proposed increase comes as little surprise to many, following the
increased military activity in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
Due to increased security measures on the American homefront, Bush also announced aspirations to hire 30,000 new airport security personal, as well as to recruit 300 new F.B.I. agents.
Fired Enron auditor seeks refuge behind Fifth Amendment
According to Duncan's lawyers, he will seek immunity from questioning,
because information he gives might be self-incriminating.
Enron declared bankruptcy on December 2, marking the largest bankruptcy in the history of American commerce. The bankruptcy is gaining notoriety for Enron's contributions to the Bush campaign and for the ethical practices that involved the well-being of stock-holders and investors.
'Hockey Dad' sentence expected soon
On January 11, Thomas Junta was convicted of involuntary manslaughter
in the severe beating and killing of Michael Costin following an argument
over a youth hockey practice in which their respective sons participated.
When Judge Charles Grabau sentences Junta, he could face anything from
probation up to a 20 year prison sentence.
Junta has plead self-defense and has shown a great deal of remorse and sorrow for his actions which grew out of hand at the Reading, MA ice rink in the summer of 2000.
Gov. King's laptop initiative may take shape
Maine has a $37 million contract with Apple that would provide computers
to nine test schools throughout the state.
Currently $30 million is allotted for this program, though it is being stalled by Republican leaders for fear that this initiative would dip into funding for Medicaid.
Williamstown bar ban sends students back to the dorms
The popularity of this night and the influx of minors that ensued resulted
in several accounts of underage drinking, as well as fights between patrons
and accusations of illegal gambling.
The increase in fights between patrons enjoying Thursday night "Club
Canterbury" came to a head in late November when a brawl broke out
just outside the pub, engaging between thirty and forty people.
Canterbury's Pub will remain on probation for the remainder of the year,
until their liquor license is up for review next December.