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RESPONSE TO TERROR | IN BRIEF / WASHINGTON, D.C.

Two Capitol Hill Buildings to Reopen

November 19, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Two of the Senate office buildings closed for anthrax testing are set to reopen for business today, but a third building will remain shut, officials said.

Lt. Dan Nichols of the Capitol Police said the Dirksen and Russell buildings would reopen at 8 a.m. EST. The Hart Senate Office Building, shut last month when an anthrax-tainted letter was found in the office of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), will remain closed.

The Dirksen and Russell buildings were closed Saturday after a letter mailed to Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) was discovered in the 280 barrels of mail quarantined after the contaminated Daschle letter was opened.

The FBI said all congressional mail set aside after the discovery of the Daschle letter has been inspected, and the Leahy letter was the only suspicious piece.

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