The news media finally did something somewhat right. There was a bomb and anthrax threat at UMR today. It spread across the newswire pretty quick and brought in news crews from the larger cities around here. Department of Homeland Security showed up and the FBI, people were being "decontaminated" and such. But soon after it was found out to be no threat seems everyone dropped the story, which is much better than in the recent past where things have gone nuts with threats. It was reported that it was an "international student" that caused this, so there was potential for a runaway media with this. UMR's international student base is really high, especially for graduate students, with a majority of them being Indian. The building is also 1 block away from a nuclear reactor. Unfortunately I don't think this is so much the media doing something right, and probably all that this is a smaller city and the authorities handled this without blowing up anything themselves. Anyone interested in the story it can be found here: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/27/missouri.standoff.ap/index.html as well as many other places online. Poertner_1274, myself, and Goalie are alumni of that school. I currently work there as a research engineer.