The Anthrax Scare

A few weeks after the Terror Strike on 9/11, I read about an outbreak of antrax in Florida. At first it seemed that the fatality was caused by accidental contact. Next, it became apparent that antrax was deliberately mailed to his office. Next there were letters sent to NYC and Washington. Suddening there was panic across the USA. Postal workers were getting sick. My local hardware store is selling a protective mask against anthrax. Where will this story end? ...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Early on Oct. 2, an ailing 63-year-old tabloid photo editor named Bob Stevens lapsed into a coma in a Lantana, Fla., hospital. Doctors there suspected meningitis, and infectious-disease expert Larry Bush expected to confirm their diagnosis by studying Stevens' spinal fluid. What Bush saw in the microscope's glowing circular field would set off alarms from Tallahassee to Washington, D.C., and send shock waves nationwide.