Frederick News Post

April 06, 2003

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Frederick News-Post (Newspaper) - April 6, 2003, Frederick, Maryland Vol.120 No. 175 5 Sections Press Run: Frederick, Maryland 21705 FINAL EDITION Good morning What people want is very simple. They want an Amer- ica as good as its promise. Barbara Jordan Weather Today: Breezy and cool with sun, some clouds. High 54. Tonight: Cold with snow, sleet and rain late. Low 33. MoreonB-14 Inside SARSnoT Experts say mystery illness likely World A-4 Frederick vs. lynchburg Hillcats erupt for 17-8 win over Keys on Saturday Sports 0-1 OW-tkner Muegrass Blue Ridge Pickers strum the toe-tapping songs of yore Horizon C-l Finding the way Using the sun, moon and stars as guides Travel Outdoors C-l Index Business ..........B-ll-12 Classifieds ..........E-l-10 Commentary ..........A-ll Community news.......C-6-7 Crossword puzzle........D-6 Dear Abby.............D-6 Editorial, letters........A-10 Horizon .............C-l-5 Lotteries.............A-12 Obituaries Police blotter..........JV-6 Region..............A-5-6 Sports Travel Outdoors......D-l-5 TV Listings.............D-6 LookAhead MONDAY Farm Garden -How agriculture was carved out of the land in Frederick County TUESDAY Health Fitness Peace-of-mind places: Carve out a stress-free space in your life WEDNESDAY Food Who'se Cooking-Carolyn Murphy McAllister Portlorts of The rmtofck Neva-Post art printed each day on 100% recycled pBDer.ftienewspaperAlsolsrecydabto. Troops inside Baghdad ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S. troops dashed inside Baghdad on Saturday, blasting targets nestled in palm trees, to show they can move 'at will against Iraq's beleaguered defenders. Saddam Hussein's black-clad militia his desperadoes sud- denly surfaced in downtown Baghdad and Iraqi troops deployed at strategic city points at nightfall, in preparation for a showdown. But tens of thousands of citi- zens fled, no longer believing the assurances of their leaders that the American ground campaign was being beaten back. U.S. officials declared a near chokehold on the capital even while warning that many other parts of Iraq are not yet under allied control. "They're pretty much cut off in all Air Force Capt. Dani Burrows, speaking for Cnn- Inside: The famiies of two hinds, Jes- sica Lynch and Lori Ann Piestewa, wen separated by a of emotion Saturday. Pfc. lyMk's parents were fojhri at their svnrival. Pfc. Piettewa't faddy was saddened by her death. Stay on A-3. tral Command, said of Baghdad's fighters. While acknowledging Ameri- cans raided a suburb, Iraqi lead- ers talked bravely of prevailing. "We were able to chop off their rotten the Iraqi armed forces said in a televised state- ment, claiming victories no one could see. Allied warplanes now are fly- ing.over Baghdad nonstop, using munitions that include concrete- filled bombs meant to damage fixed targets with less risk to civilian buildings nearby. Air strikes against the Repub- lican Guard, Saddam Hussein's loyalist Fedayeen militia and Arab fighters from outside the country followed a daylight raid into Baghdad's industrial suburbs by at least three dozen tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles. The aim of the probing attack was to sap1 morale, of the Iraqi (Sec TROOPS A-12) Associated Press Kurdish fighters watch American planes during bombing raids over the town of Khazer from frontline positions In Kurdish-held northern Iraq on Saturday. Young trio puts worry into a song Conflict in Iraq hits close to home HEERBRANDT Rvanne Norfolk, 10, left; Paige Galloway, 10, center; and Morgan James, 11. Gomputer-sawy teen finds wireless networks left vulnerable to hacking fir ERIC SLAGLE News-Post Staff- Jacob Brooks sat in the front passenger seat of the minivan clutching a laptop computer. His mom drove slowly through the streets of downtown Frederick, iust before most offices closed for the day. Jacob, 13, was tracking digital signals from many of those offices, as well as many homes, pointing to them on the screen of Ms battery-operated computer. By the time the van reached the end of his street, Jacob had received the signals of three wire- :ess networks, one of them ema- nating from his home. But Jacob's home network was .he only one on his street with jasic security activated. The oth- ;rs, Jacob demonstrated, could )ecome welcome targets to some- one with a malicious intent. For many homeowners and justnesses, wireless computer networks can connect computers without the hassle of stringing cables; The machines share data' over a high-frequency signal in a .way similar to humans sharing conversations over cell phones. But experts, say the networks have the potential to leave user privacy completely exposed. That's because, the routers at the center of the networks act as a hub, receiving and broadcasting computer data from various devices in the home or office. And because they're wireless, the networks are bounded only by the strength of the signal.. Often, a company's network signal pours out of the office, into the street. There, a non-network comput- er belonging to someone parked in the street can hack into computers that are legitimately using the sys- tem if no one has taken the time to encrypt the router's signal. In fact, trolling for wireless computer signals already has a EXPOSED A-14) J News-Post Staff With a dream in their heads and a song in their hearts, three Frederick girls marched over to a local radio station and asked to record an original song about the war in Iraq. Their request was granted, but the Hillcrest Elementary fifth-graders want to do it over. "It sounded said Paige Galloway, 10. "I was said her friend, Ryanne Norfolk, also 10. "It was really said the third songbird, Morgan James, the oldest at 11. The girls are their own worst critics. In spite of their performance, they are still enthusiastic about their song, "War No sung to the tune of Ton! Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart." Upon request, they give several spirited rendi- tions of "War No only stopping to giggle once or twice before blending their sweet voices in a plea for peace and a tribute to brave soldiers. Staff photo by Sam Yu The Iraqi war hits close to home, and though (See YOUNG A-I4) Budget approved; tax hike veto likely ANNAPOLIS (AP) The leg- islature completed work Satur- day on a billion state budget that is balanced with a package of business tax increases expected to be vetoed by Gov. 'Robert Ehrlich. If the governor carries through on his threat, he will have to make further cuts in the state budget or bring the legisla- ture back in special session to reduce spending by about million to keep the budget in the black. "He (Mr. Ehrlich) will veto Greg Massoni, the governor's press secretary, said after the tax bill was approved by the House and Senate on Saturday. A special session of the General Assembly is a possibility, but no decision has been made, Mr. Massoni said. Mr. Ehrlich could make the necessary spending cuts with the approval of his fellow members of the Board of Public Works Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller William Donald (Soc BUDGET A-14) Staff plioto bit Bill Green Jacob Brooks uses a laptop computer, wireless network card and a GPS mcehnr In Ms mother's van to Identify dozens of wireless com- puter networks accessible from the street In downtown Frederick. ;