May 8, 1988 |
Enterprise, Alphonso F. Williams Jr. knows, is the cornerstone of success. Henry Ford took a simple notion - the assembly line - and built an immense fortune. Steven Jobs and Steve Wozniak tinkered their way to Apple Computer riches. Debbi Fields built a better cookie, and the world beat a path to her door. What they all had in common was an idea, and the conviction to pursue it, damn the obstacles and deaf to the naysayers. So, too, Al Williams. Two years ago, he and his wife resolved to build their own business, and they have risked everything to make it happen.
February 1, 1994 |
Sen. John Glenn's Committee on Governmental Affairs, which begins hearings on radiation experiments involving human subjects today, should also consider the effects of past and present biological warfare testing on unwary citizens. Energy Secretary Hazel R. O'Leary, who prompted the attention about radiation experiments, has no formal jurisdiction over the Army's biological testing program. But she might have an interest in an early germ-warfare test. It took place in 1951 near Newport News, Va., where she was growing up. The Army released an organism called Aspergillus fumigatus at the Norfolk Naval Supply Center because most workers were black.
December 29, 1990 |
Defense officials announced yesterday that U.S. troops in the Middle East soon will be vaccinated against possible Iraqi germ warfare, and the United States turned up the pressure on Saddam Hussein by dispatching 17 more warships to the region. The added naval forces, led by the carriers America and Theodore Roosevelt, will put 16,000 more sailors and Marines in the Persian Gulf region in about two weeks. They will join 35,000 Americans aboard 50 ships already there and constitute the largest American armada since Vietnam.
November 20, 2001 |
The United States yesterday accused Iraq, North Korea and four other countries of building germ-warfare arsenals, and said it worried one of them might be helping Osama bin Laden in his quest for biological weapons. "We are concerned that [bin Laden] could have been trying to acquire a rudimentary biological weapons capability, possibly with support from a state," said John R. Bolton, undersecretary of state for arms control. The existence of Iraq's program is "beyond dispute," he said, stopping short of making a direct linkage to bin Laden.
January 11, 1993 |
BUENOS AIRES 55 KILLED IN BUS COLLISIONS Three tour buses collided and burned on a narrow provincial highway, killing at least 55 people and injuring about 70 others, authorities said yesterday. The accident occurred about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in Santo Tome, a town in the northeast corner of Argentina between Brazil and Paraguay, 372 miles from Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Our bus tried to pass another. I don't know if it speeded up, but we couldn't pass it," said survivor Andres Vazquez, 23, of Paraguay.
September 18, 1986 |
A former prisoner of war testified yesterday that he was one of hundreds of Americans used as guinea pigs in Japanese germ warfare experiments from 1941 to 1945. And other witnesses told a House subcommittee that the U.S. government is covering up medical data about the experiments, which Rep. Pat Williams (D., Mont.) called "the best-kept secret of World War II. " The veterans affairs subcommittee is weighing, for the first time, whether U.S. survivors are entitled to compensation for ailments traced to the prison camps in Manchuria, where Japanese scientists used humans for experimental injections, dissections, freezing of body parts, and infections of typhoid, cholera, plague bacillus and dysentery.
May 4, 1988 |
An administration proposal to expand a germ-warfare laboratory in Utah and allow work there on the most deadly microbes known drew criticism yesterday from opponents who said the risk of accidents was too high. "We need only think for a moment about the AIDS epidemic to envision some of the awful consequences of an accident at a facility or site where untreatable, deadly pathogens are stored, grown" and turned into aerosol mist, said Dr. Jay A. Jacobsen of the University of Utah Medical School's division of infectious diseases.
August 3, 2001
"If we're an arrogant nation, [others] will resent us. . . . That's why we've got to be humble and yet project strength in a way that promotes freedom. " What wise words those were, spoken by someone who obviously had a vision for how the United States could lead in an interconnected world. The assessment was uttered by none other than George W. Bush, presidential candidate, during a debate with Al Gore. It is based on a truth that applies in world affairs as much as in school yards: Bullies make enemies, not friends.
October 16, 2012 |
A century ago, Americans so vehemently hated the wolves of their Western states that they attacked them with germ warfare. Veterinarians deliberately infected coyotes with a disease called mange, hoping it would spread to the wolves, which it did, causing many of them to lose so much fur that they froze to death in the harsh winters. Now, according to a recent study by Penn State University researchers, mange survived in other animals long after the wolves were gone. And it has resurfaced in wolf packs reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the 1990s.