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  • Chronology of 2001 anthrax events

    Sept. 18: Envelopes containing letters and granular substances are sent to NBC News in New York and the New York Post. Both are mailed from Trenton, N.J.
  • Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say

    Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say
    Officials tried to reassure Californians on Monday that the kind of nuclear crisis facing Japan was highly unlikely at the state's two nuclear power plants. Southern California Edison officials acknowledged that the San Onofre nuclear power plant was...

    Frank Fenner dies at 95; microbiologist led the eradication of smallpox

    Frank Fenner dies at 95; microbiologist led the eradication of smallpox
    Australian microbiologist Frank Fenner, who headed the World Health Organization team that eradicated the smallpox virus globally and who played a key role in reducing the 1950s plague of rabbits in Australia, died Monday, according to the Australian...

    Dr. Robert N. Butler dies at 83; Pulitzer Prize-winning pioneer in the study of aging

    Dr. Robert N. Butler dies at 83; Pulitzer Prize-winning pioneer in the study of aging
    Dr. Robert N. Butler, a gerontologist who pioneered the study of aging, founded the National Institute on Aging and the first department of geriatrics at a U.S. medical school and received the Pulitzer Prize for his seminal book on healthy aging, died...

    Clement A. Finch dies at 94; pioneering hematologist

    Dr. Clement A. Finch, a University of Washington hematologist who became known as Mr. Iron because of his pioneering research on the metabolism of that crucial metal, died June 28 at his home in La Jolla. He was 94, and the cause of death was not...