April 30, 2003 |
Canadian authorities let a Brazilian ship that had been quarantined off the coast of Nova Scotia continue to Quebec yesterday after tests showed that anthrax did not kill one of its sailors. The test results ended speculation that the dead Egyptian seaman had been trying to smuggle anthrax into Canada as part of a terrorist plot. Crewmen on the ship said Ibrahim Saved Soliman Ibrahim became violently ill and vomited blood after opening a suitcase that he was carrying to an unidentified Canadian friend.
April 29, 2003 |
U.S. law-enforcement officials said yesterday that they were monitoring the death in Brazil of an Egyptian seaman bound for Canada who might have been transporting anthrax. A Brazilian government medical investigator whose office performed the tests said he and federal police suspect that anthrax might have killed Ibrahim Saved Soliman Ibrahim. Ibrahim had just reached his ship, a bauxite carrier, on April 11 in the port of Porto Trombetas, Brazil, when he told shipmates he felt sick.
May 24, 1993 |
The Age of Anthrax is under way. For years, this New York-based quintet has toiled in arenas around the world, opening for the big guns of metal and speed metal. Always respected for its finessed musicianship, the band has yet to secure the headliner status critics (and die-hard fans) believe it deserves. That should change this year. Anthrax has a new singer, a new record label, and an extraordinary new album - Sound of White Noise, to be released by Elektra tomorrow. The internal upheaval, risky for any band on the cusp, paid off. With its unrelenting guitar-as-power-tool attack and its surprisingly intelligent themes, Anthrax is poised to shake up the increasingly staid world of metal.
October 26, 2001 |
_ WE'D RATHER WATCH: As the Daily News reported so well in recent days, CBS news anchor Dan Rather has decided to defy the anthrax terrorists by refusing to be tested or treated for the disease. We say to Dan: "Courage. " Others may say: "Fool. " Still others, cynics that they are, have speculated that Mr. Rather says one thing in public and is doing quite a different thing behind those closed CBS doors. ("Hurry, Doc, I'm on the air in six minutes!") But in the spirit of good journalism, since Mr. Rather has become the news rather than a purveyor of it, we think he deserves a watch.
February 28, 2014 |
WHAT does a thrash-metal icon talk about in his one-man show? Anything he wants. "My mental checklist is in my brain," Anthrax co-founder and guitarist Scott Ian said in a telephone interview this week, describing his method for coming up with the material in his "Speaking Words" tour, a 15-stop run that comes to the World Cafe Live on Sunday night. "It's all in my brain. I don't make a set list, like a band show. " He's kept things loose. Just the other night, he said, someone in the crowd in Cleveland yelled out something about Kiss, and Ian was able to turn it into a 25-minute riff.
January 12, 2013
The FBI is investigating a bomb and anthrax hoax at the U.S. District Court building in Camden. A mail clerk opened an envelope Friday morning to find a letter claiming a bomb was in the building and the white powder inside the envelope was anthrax, said Juan Matos, the U.S. marshal for New Jersey. The building was locked down and a K-9 unit scoured it. No bomb was found, and the powder tested negative for anthrax and other biological agents. The letter is undergoing forensic analysis at a state police laboratory in Hamilton to identify the sender.
November 11, 2001 |
New traces of anthrax have been found in two Capitol Hill office buildings where the germ already had been discovered. Authorities have no explanation why tiny amounts of the deadly bacteria keep showing up, but the discovery puts on hold efforts to clean and reopen an important Senate building. Tiny amounts of the bacteria were found in three locations in the Hart Senate Office Building and one in the Longworth House Office Building, according to an official at the Environmental Protection Agency, which is decontaminating the congressional buildings.
February 4, 2004 |
The U.S. Postal Service is installing a costly new biohazard-detection system, but as now configured the system would not have detected the ricin that turned up Monday in a Senate office building. "Right now we're set up for anthrax," said Paul Smith, public affairs manager for the Postal Service's Eastern region. "The system can be configured to stop other [biological] agents; it would require a software adjustment. " The system is being installed in 282 mail-processing plants across the country.
November 5, 2001 |
The South Jersey mail processing center in Bellmawr was reopened yesterday morning after an emergency overnight cleaning and a barrage of tests following news Saturday that anthrax had been detected on machinery. The Camden County mail center had been closed for 2 1/2 days last week after mail processor William Trainer Jr., 54, of Wilmington, developed a lesion believed to be cutaneous anthrax on his hand. The center was reopened Friday when early FBI tests found no evidence of contamination.
February 21, 2013 |
A white powder discovered at the Federal Courthouse in Center City turned out to be a false alarm this morning. Shortly after 9:30 a.m., a hazmat team responded to a report of the discovery of a white powder on the building's second floor, according to police and fire officials. A prisoner in the building allegedly sent a letter to an office on the second floor and claimed the envelope contained anthrax, leading to the evacuation of the floor, according to Executive Fire Chief Richard Davison.