A few wise shorts covered as off DEC 8,2000! The short interest fell from 261,125 shares in Nov 8 to 253,725 shares DEC 8. In order to buy back these shares, the shorts have to pay up. Longs can enjoy a great ride up if they buy more or not sell. The shorts brought the stock mercilessly down from high thirties, so now they have to bring it back there to cover.