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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas November 2001 HliKALDZlUTUNC Pnge 3A forces search for Anthrax bio weapons WASHINGTON AP teams are searching and taking samples from sites in Afghanistan where the alQai da terrorist network may have been building chemical or bio logical a top Penta gon official Marine Corps Peter Pace said forces have vis ited but not areas where alQaida may have been making such weapons of mass Results of tests from those sites have not come back Pace That one place where the only vial that had English on it said anthrax1 kind of gives you said vice chair man of the Joint Chiefs of We are going to have the and dont have that 11 attacks suspect Osama bin alQaidas has said his group has biological and even nuclear officials have said alQaida probably has crude chemical or biologi cal weapons but not a nuclear planes have bombed sites that officials believe could have been used to produce chemical or germ airstrikes hit a laborato ry in Kabul that worked with for Scien tists at the lab say they only made anthrax vaccines for Two journalists killed in Afghanistan on Monday had reported finding what they believed were glass vials of deadly sarin nerve gas at an abandoned alQaida camp southwest of an eastern city near the border with At other sites abandoned by the Taliban or reporters have found Major developments case of Inhaled anthrax that killed an elderly Connecticut women has baffled I Investigators looking for a connection to previous anthrax cases linked to O Case resulted in death Onset of Inhalation anthrax cases Developments related to the 11 terrorist attacks Northern alliance fighters barreled toward the Talibans last stronghold in northern Afghanistan on Taliban ers in the besieged city of Kunduz responded with first mortar attack in days as refugees desperately At talks on the fate of being held In Mazare Sharif to the one northern alliance official said the Taliban declared themselves ready to surrender the city but were nego tiating the Other officials said the ly that of several thousand Pakistani and Chechen fight1 ers loyal to bin Laden was less Several refugees fleeing Kunduz said bombs hit mud houses in a frontline village killing many civil One who said he helped bury the put the toll at The information could not Immediately be The Taliban lost their last diplomatic contact with the side world when Pakistan informed the staff of the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad controlled by the Taliban that it should shut The Pentagon said Navy ships in the Arabian Sea would begin stopping and searching vessels that could be car rying Taliban or alQaida The fleeing leaders would have to cross through Pakistan to the coast before getting on a since Afghanistan is a i Onset of cutaneous anthrax cases p 21 SOURCE Centers tor Disease Control and Prevention Investigators scour trash for clues in anthrax case and biological Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld visited special operations troops at Fort Wednesday to thank them for their Special forces in Afghanistan have helped guide bombs to targets and given antiTaliban forces advice and The success of the targeting has just improved so dramat ically since special forces land ed in Rumsfeld said The air war enabled the ground war to Airstrikes also have killed several alQaida and Taliban such as alQaida mil itary chief Mohammed killed in a raid We have had good luck in finding these folks and putting weapons on Rumsfeld said the United States hopes to base AC130 r guiiships Bin Laden hunt poses Afghan question Who wants to be a trillionaire Afghanistan AP Ahmed muses happily about the Great Osama bin Laden He calculates million in reward money is enough to feed his family for 10 Mohammed an 18 yearold balloon is less If he caught bin he figures million would buy 100 party balloons at a price of two cents A lot of Afghans are tempted when they learn of President Bushs bounty on the head of bin but few have even a vague notion of how much that is In a sampling across most people said such a reward would be enough to last them the rest of their At a typical monthly wage of in it would cover the next Im afraid we havent seen him said Attaullah a 27yearold commercial who had a better idea of the rewards That kind of money is an unbelievable fortune in the straits were he If I happened to cash Id build factories and businesses to get some of these poor jobless peo ple off the On an old bridge over the Kabul money changers clutching stacks of Afghanis guffawed at the idea of con verting the reward into local The largest note Afghanis is worth 25 One of named only whipped out his Since the Afghani is gaining ground against the he the reward is worth a mere 950 billion Days it was in the Million asked an incred ulous bil lion Attiqullah Asked if he could supply the he The stack of bills would be taller than Attiqullah point ing to an 18story At a Mohammed knows what the reward is worth and doesnt like I cant look for him because Im looking for he You spend all that to find and were still BIN LADEN NEW HllAUNIliLS HERALDZEITUNG Published on Sunday morn ings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Saturday by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer New Comal Texas 78131 Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung in New Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three six one Senior Cit izen Discounts by carrier deliv ery only six one Mail delivery out side Comal County in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six one Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 Tuesday through Friday and by 7 Saturday and Sunday can call 830 625 Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Drawer New mer Soviet republic on Afghanistans northern bor The airplanes are armed with cannons that rain down rounds per Rumsfeld said AC130s were not yet in He said the wants to use them to support antiTaliban forces besieging the only northern city still under Tal iban and alQaida The Pentagon probably will send up to Marines into perhaps this officials said on condi tion of They would come from one of two Marine Expeditionary Units based on ships in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Those troops are specially trained for quick counterterrorism and urban as well as reconnaissance and more tra ditionalforms AP Federal investigators scoured the home of the nations fifth anthrax fatality on Thurs sifting through trash and mail in an attempt to explain how the 94yearold woman contracted the Ottilie who died gave up driving years ago and rarely ven tured from her home with out the help of friends and Investigators trying to pin point Lundgrens where abouts in the last weeks of life have interviewed Bill and Peg close friends who often drove the widow to her doctors Peg a former kept a daily log of the elderly womans health that may help trace the onset of the Crowther began taking notes this summer when Lundgren grew listless after the death of a She appeared to be not suffering from anything you wouldnt expect to see in a 94yearold Crowther Lundgrens last doctors appointment was 26 for a pneumonia Last Crowther noticed her friend was ailing on she did not feel she ached all Crowther Lundgrens temperature spiked to 101 degrees the next Crowther said she gave Lundgren some Tylenol and tea and put her to Lundgren was admitted to Griffin Hospital in Derby on 16 and died five days An autopsy Wednesday night confirmed anthrax as the cause of It was unclear whether investigators or doctors were able discuss Lundgrens case with her before she Her personal Stephen Spear would not comment on any conversa tions with the In Thursdays editions of The New York Kenneth chief of medicine at the said doctors told her she might have anthrax and asked about her Nearly two dozen investi gators from the Centers for Disease Control and Preven tion in Atlanta have joined crews from the FBI and state health department at Lund grens modest ranch home in this rural Each and eveiy thing in that household will be looked state police spokesman Paul Vance said John Rowland said the early investigation was focusing on With the exception of a New York hospital worker whoso fatal case of inhalation anthrax is also ii cases have centered on let ters sent to media outlets and members of I This Weeks I Jack in the Box Snow Globe 034603 LACKS Y 0 t II II O M I N I I II Coupon Good 2127 While quantities last HI DAYS ONLY SAVE Furniture Bedding Accessories Electronics Appliances 15 to 53 OFF EVERYTHING in the store Appliances Lacks Million Dollar Weekend Ends Tuesday Open Evenings Sundays for Your Shopping Convenience MondayFriday 109 Saturday 106 Sunday 15 LACKS YOUR HOME CENTER Voted Best Furniture Store by Readers Choice 971 West San 6257324 Subject to credit approval Any Insurance charges will be earned from date of Interest charges will be assessed from date of purchase at a maximum but the APR may Credit offer 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