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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 24, 1998
UNITED NATIONS -- The first physical evidence that Iraq loaded deadly VX nerve gas into missile warheads before the 1991 war in the Persian Gulf has strengthened the resolve of the United States and its allies to maintain the embargo on Iraqi oil sales, diplomats said yesterday.U.N. weapons inspectors excavated warhead fragments in March from a weapons dump at Nibai, Iraq, and shipped them to the Army laboratory at Aberdeen. The laboratory found significant traces of VX, an agent so toxic that a few droplets can kill.
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By Mike Himowitz and Mike Himowitz,Sun Columnist | May 3, 2007
Most of the things that were hard to do on a PC 10 years ago are much easier today. Some, such as Internet phone calls, have become so easy that service providers are eliminating the PC altogether. Unfortunately, turning that Internet phone into a video experience still requires more time, patience and geekery than it's worth, given the results. Unless of course you're a new grandparent, in which case any moving image of that child is video ambrosia.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | September 22, 1995
The commanding general of the Army's Chemical and Biological Defense Command has ordered an investigation into the suspected exposure Tuesday of four civilians to VX, a liquid nerve agent being tested at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.Experts in chemical warfare agents will try to determine why one of four laboratory workers experienced myosis -- the pupil in one of his eyes grew small, said Jim Allingham, an APG spokesman.Maj. Gen. George E. Friel ordered the investigation Wednesday, Mr. Allingham said.
NEWS
By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2004
Sometime this summer, tanker trucks filled with a caustic chemical soup of leftovers from a lethal chemical warfare agent will begin rolling through the Mid-Atlantic region on a 900-mile journey from an Army storage depot in Indiana to a treatment plant in Deepwater, N.J. At least two 4,000-gallon tankers loaded with breakdown products from the nerve agent VX - a slurry of lye, water and the weapon's original man-made ingredients - will leave the Newport...
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By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2004
Sometime this summer, tanker trucks filled with a caustic chemical soup of leftovers from a lethal chemical warfare agent will begin rolling through the Mid-Atlantic region on a 900-mile journey from an Army storage depot in Indiana to a treatment plant in Deepwater, N.J. At least two 4,000-gallon tankers loaded with breakdown products from the nerve agent VX - a slurry of lye, water and the weapon's original man-made ingredients - will leave the Newport...
NEWS
By Mark Matthews and Tom Bowman and Mark Matthews and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 25, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Disclosing for the first time the evidence behind last week's missile attack against a factory in Sudan, U.S. officials said yesterday that a soil sample collected nearby contained an important component of the deadly nerve agent VX.The chemical, O-ethylmethylphosphonothioic acid, or EMPTA, has no known commercial application and does not occur in nature, an intelligence official said. With EMPTA, "you've done the hard work" of producing VX, he said.U.S. officials aren't sure whether the substance was produced or stored at the plant, which the Sudanese say was a pharmaceutical factory.
BUSINESS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | February 24, 1992
Buick's luxury sedan, the Park Avenue, and Honda's fuel-efficient Civic VX hatchback were named as the best American and import car values, according to IntelliChoice.IntelliChoice's 1992 editions of "The Complete Car Cost Guide" and "The Complete Small Truck Cost Guide" found that cars built by the Big Three U.S. automakers account for 34 percent of those vehicles named as the No. 1 or No. 2 values.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 27, 1998
WASHINGTON -- The chemical that the United States cited to justify its bombing of a Sudanese factory last week could be used for commercial products, the international agency overseeing the treaty barring chemical weapons said yesterday.The United States has insisted that the chemical found outside the factory could only mean that the plant was intended to make the deadly nerve agent VX. Sudan contends that the facility made medicines and veterinary products.The treaty group the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons conceded that it was not aware of any commercial product on the market that contained the chemical, nor of another chemical compound made with it.But its spokesman, Donato Kinigier-Passigli, said in a telephone interview yesterday that a search of scientific papers showed that the chemical, known as EMPTA, could be used "in limited quantities for legitimate commercial purposes."
BUSINESS
By Mike Himowitz and Mike Himowitz,Sun Columnist | May 3, 2007
Most of the things that were hard to do on a PC 10 years ago are much easier today. Some, such as Internet phone calls, have become so easy that service providers are eliminating the PC altogether. Unfortunately, turning that Internet phone into a video experience still requires more time, patience and geekery than it's worth, given the results. Unless of course you're a new grandparent, in which case any moving image of that child is video ambrosia.
NEWS
November 6, 1997
Hospitals should ask for organ donorsDuring recent admissions to several local hospitals, I was requested to fill out all the normal forms, (identification information, past medical problems and history, insurance numbers, allergies, etc.). On one occasion I was even asked to express my wishes regarding prolonged-treatment measures in the event of a hopeless prognosis. On no hospital visit was I asked my wishes regarding possible organ donations.I can understand the reluctance of the admitting people to broach this subject, particularly when the patient presents a minor or non-life threatening medical problem.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance, Ariel Sabar and Tom Bowman and Frank D. Roylance, Ariel Sabar and Tom Bowman,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2002
Deadly nerve warfare agents, including VX and sarin, were released in open--air testing conducted at the Edgewood Arsenal in Harford County in 1965 and 1969, according to information released yesterday by the Defense Department. An undisclosed number of U.S. military personnel dressed in protective suits and masks were exposed to the nerve agents in at least some of the Maryland tests. Pentagon officials said not all of them were informed that chemical and biological agents were being used.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2000
Using a 4-ounce device about the size of a paperback book, 15 freshman English students in Howard County are pioneers in a project that has the potential to bring sweeping changes to education in Maryland and elsewhere. Last month, the students at River Hill High School in Clarksville began using personal digital assistants, or PDAs, for everything from class assignments to contacting their teacher - as part of a pilot program that blends new technology with a traditional English curriculum.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 27, 1998
WASHINGTON -- The chemical that the United States cited to justify its bombing of a Sudanese factory last week could be used for commercial products, the international agency overseeing the treaty barring chemical weapons said yesterday.The United States has insisted that the chemical found outside the factory could only mean that the plant was intended to make the deadly nerve agent VX. Sudan contends that the facility made medicines and veterinary products.The treaty group the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons conceded that it was not aware of any commercial product on the market that contained the chemical, nor of another chemical compound made with it.But its spokesman, Donato Kinigier-Passigli, said in a telephone interview yesterday that a search of scientific papers showed that the chemical, known as EMPTA, could be used "in limited quantities for legitimate commercial purposes."
NEWS
By Mark Matthews and Tom Bowman and Mark Matthews and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 25, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Disclosing for the first time the evidence behind last week's missile attack against a factory in Sudan, U.S. officials said yesterday that a soil sample collected nearby contained an important component of the deadly nerve agent VX.The chemical, O-ethylmethylphosphonothioic acid, or EMPTA, has no known commercial application and does not occur in nature, an intelligence official said. With EMPTA, "you've done the hard work" of producing VX, he said.U.S. officials aren't sure whether the substance was produced or stored at the plant, which the Sudanese say was a pharmaceutical factory.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 24, 1998
UNITED NATIONS -- The first physical evidence that Iraq loaded deadly VX nerve gas into missile warheads before the 1991 war in the Persian Gulf has strengthened the resolve of the United States and its allies to maintain the embargo on Iraqi oil sales, diplomats said yesterday.U.N. weapons inspectors excavated warhead fragments in March from a weapons dump at Nibai, Iraq, and shipped them to the Army laboratory at Aberdeen. The laboratory found significant traces of VX, an agent so toxic that a few droplets can kill.
NEWS
November 6, 1997
Hospitals should ask for organ donorsDuring recent admissions to several local hospitals, I was requested to fill out all the normal forms, (identification information, past medical problems and history, insurance numbers, allergies, etc.). On one occasion I was even asked to express my wishes regarding prolonged-treatment measures in the event of a hopeless prognosis. On no hospital visit was I asked my wishes regarding possible organ donations.I can understand the reluctance of the admitting people to broach this subject, particularly when the patient presents a minor or non-life threatening medical problem.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2000
Using a 4-ounce device about the size of a paperback book, 15 freshman English students in Howard County are pioneers in a project that has the potential to bring sweeping changes to education in Maryland and elsewhere. Last month, the students at River Hill High School in Clarksville began using personal digital assistants, or PDAs, for everything from class assignments to contacting their teacher - as part of a pilot program that blends new technology with a traditional English curriculum.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance, Ariel Sabar and Tom Bowman and Frank D. Roylance, Ariel Sabar and Tom Bowman,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2002
Deadly nerve warfare agents, including VX and sarin, were released in open--air testing conducted at the Edgewood Arsenal in Harford County in 1965 and 1969, according to information released yesterday by the Defense Department. An undisclosed number of U.S. military personnel dressed in protective suits and masks were exposed to the nerve agents in at least some of the Maryland tests. Pentagon officials said not all of them were informed that chemical and biological agents were being used.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | September 22, 1995
The commanding general of the Army's Chemical and Biological Defense Command has ordered an investigation into the suspected exposure Tuesday of four civilians to VX, a liquid nerve agent being tested at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.Experts in chemical warfare agents will try to determine why one of four laboratory workers experienced myosis -- the pupil in one of his eyes grew small, said Jim Allingham, an APG spokesman.Maj. Gen. George E. Friel ordered the investigation Wednesday, Mr. Allingham said.
BUSINESS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | February 24, 1992
Buick's luxury sedan, the Park Avenue, and Honda's fuel-efficient Civic VX hatchback were named as the best American and import car values, according to IntelliChoice.IntelliChoice's 1992 editions of "The Complete Car Cost Guide" and "The Complete Small Truck Cost Guide" found that cars built by the Big Three U.S. automakers account for 34 percent of those vehicles named as the No. 1 or No. 2 values.
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