The dissemination date for the 9.30.2010 short interest figures is 10.11.2010.
These figures will be very interesting. At 9.02 mil shs short on 9.15 (30.2% of float) the shorts are extremely exposed to any good news which may come along IMO.
As a matter of strategy, the shorts can (and will) drop the price in an effort to cover their shorts at low stock prices. They are constrained in this activity in that over a two or three day period they need to be darned sure they aren't adding to the outstanding short interest.