February 14, 2013 |
At least one student was sent to a hospital Tuesday afternoon following a leak of chemical gas into the air in a Villanova University science center. The leak occurred about 2:30 in a third-floor chemistry laboratory in the Mendel Science Center, where freshman chemistry students were synthesizing esters - chemical compounds, a staff member said. A student became ill, and classmates initially believed she was having an asthma attack, police said. Then her nose began to bleed, and other students felt faint and nauseated, and experienced tightness in their chests, police said.
April 6, 2011 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Lee Westwood's trip here from Houston on Sunday night didn't exactly get off to the smoothest start. But the good news is, it finally got off. When his flight left the ground, it didn't take long to figure out something was wrong. In this instance, the sure sign was smoke in the cabin. "So the pilots donned the gas masks or whatever, oxygen masks, and turned it around fairly quickly, quicker than you would do normally and brought it down fast," Westwood recounted yesterday at Augusta National, where he will be trying to win his first major starting tomorrow.
September 2, 2010 |
SHOTS RANG out shortly after dawn outside the schoolhouse where Army veteran Joshua Levy was stationed, helping to take back the Iraqi town of Baqubah, which had been overrun by insurgents. Levy's infantry squad lost a couple of people that day in 2007, one of the worst battles he'd seen. A day after President Obama spoke from the Oval Office to announce the end of combat operations in the seven-year war in Iraq, Levy - a four-year Army veteran - was among a group of local Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who visited the Philadelphia Zoo yesterday to reflect on their experiences, discuss Obama's decision to pull out combat troops and learn about benefits provided to veterans.
April 9, 2009 |
Charles Goldberg, 87, of Wynnewood, chairman of I. Goldberg, the venerable Army-Navy store on Chestnut Street, died of a heart attack yesterday at Bryn Mawr Terrace. For more than 50 years, Mr. Goldberg presided over three floors of merchandise that at any given time included Norwegian helmets, World War II Soviet overcoats, bobblehead Marines, Royal Air Force bush jackets, German army nightshirts, and gas masks - as well as practical rain ponchos and camping gear. Since 2004, Mr. Goldberg, who had Parkinson's disease, worked on the lower level with the military-surplus inventory.
July 27, 2006 |
WE AREN'T sleeping - yet - in the basement shelter here in Netanya, Israel. But in northern Israel, they are. The rockets haven't yet fallen here, but more than 1,000 have in the north. The Home Front Command has told us who live in the center of the country to be on high alert and always near a shelter. From the time the sirens sound, we shall have just one minute to get into a shelter, under a stairwell or lie down on the ground before the rockets hit. In the north, people have been told to stay in their shelters round the clock.
April 9, 2003 |
Despite the war in Iraq, the Tikvah Tour for Israel, a rite of passage for some 11th-grade students, is still scheduled for August. We have decided to allow our 17-year-old son to go. Our son will climb Masada, swim in the Dead Sea, meet an Israeli family in its home, and go to a disco in Jerusalem to socialize with other youths. About 2,500 teenagers from all over the world will be visiting at the same time, but it looks like fewer from the United States will take part than in previous years.
April 3, 2003 |
As U.S.-led forces advance on Baghdad, Israel is looking again at western Iraq with an eye on its own security. "We still do not know exactly where the missiles are and how much the coalition forces control western Iraq," a senior defense official said after a parliamentary briefing this week by Brig. Gen. Yossi Kupperwasser, director of Israeli army intelligence. "It is still too early to determine whether the danger has passed. " Kupperwasser told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the chances of a missile attack on Israel from western Iraq remain small.
March 12, 2003 |
Add these modern-day concerns to the list of such normal childhood fears as monsters and dark bedrooms: nuclear bombs and chemical weapons. That's what many of the children in Kate O'Shea's fifth-grade class at Wissahickon Charter School said they worried about these days. Also preying on their minds are ghastly images of oil fields blowing up, bombs bursting over Philadelphia, and relatives in the military getting killed. These 10- and 11-year-olds worry, too, about Iraqi children.
March 7, 2003 |
Critics are asking whether the military's equipment and training would protect U.S. forces from biological or chemical weapons in a war with Iraq. Sens. Russell D. Feingold (D., Wis.), Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and six other senators yesterday expressed strong concern in a letter to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. "We are concerned that . . . training and preparedness for confronting the harrowing threat of chemical and biological warfare lags behind the pace of deployment" of forces, the letter said.
February 13, 2003 |
Concerned and confused, Philadelphia-area residents filled shopping carts with duct tape, plastic sheeting and bottled water yesterday, and contemplated the grim possibility they might have to seal themselves in their homes to ride out catastrophe. People said they were acting on recommendations issued by federal authorities to prepare for chemical, biological or radiological attack. The run on supplies began after the government upgraded the nation's threat level last week from yellow to orange.