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February 20, 1998 | TOM GORMAN and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A suspected white supremacist who was caught three years ago with deadly bacteria was back in custody Thursday on charges that he and another man possessed anthrax, an even more lethal biological agent, "for use as a weapon." Larry W. Harris, 46, a microbiologist from Ohio, held up a vial at a hotel room here earlier this week and bragged to an associate that it contained enough anthrax to "wipe out the city," federal officials asserted in their criminal complaint.
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March 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A man arrested in the Las Vegas anthrax scare and jailed in Columbus for alleged probation violations was released by a federal magistrate. Larry Wayne Harris and another man were arrested Feb. 18 after an FBI informant said they claimed to have deadly anthrax in their possession. The charges were dismissed after tests showed the material was harmless, but Harris was accused of violating his probation for a 1995 conviction for illegally ordering bubonic plague bacteria by mail.
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February 24, 1998 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a lot of hate talk swaggering through certain corners of society these days. Talk about taking down the government. So when the FBI seized anthrax from two men in Las Vegas last week, experts who follow American extremist movements blanched. That anthrax turned out to be a harmless veterinary vaccine. But as scientists point out, the real stuff is frighteningly easy to get. Other toxins are, too.
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February 25, 1998 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Wayne Harris, arrested last week in an anthrax scare, was ordered to remain in custody Tuesday and be returned to Columbus, Ohio, to face charges that he violated the terms of his probation in an earlier exotic bacteria case. U.S. Magistrate Robert J. Johnston agreed with Harris' defense attorney that the Ohio microbiologist is not a threat to the community.
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March 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A man arrested in the Las Vegas anthrax scare and jailed in Columbus for alleged probation violations was released by a federal magistrate. Larry Wayne Harris and another man were arrested Feb. 18 after an FBI informant said they claimed to have deadly anthrax in their possession. The charges were dismissed after tests showed the material was harmless, but Harris was accused of violating his probation for a 1995 conviction for illegally ordering bubonic plague bacteria by mail.
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February 22, 1998 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The anthrax scare that rattled this city was a false alarm. The FBI announced curtly here Saturday that the material taken from two men who allegedly claimed they had enough anthrax to "wipe out the city" turned out to be a harmless veterinary vaccine. Agency officials, reflecting their concern for domestic terrorism, defended the arrests, saying the bureau had been forced to act on information too serious to ignore. One of the men, William Job Leavitt Jr.
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February 21, 1998 | TOM GORMAN and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
If Larry Wayne Harris is the anthrax-toting menace that the FBI makes him out to be, he certainly hasn't been shy about it. The full-bearded microbiologist has pursued a near-obsession with biological warfare for years now, telling anyone who would listen--bar mates, medical researchers, survivalists and fellow white supremacists--about what he once called the coming "biological Pearl Harbor."
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February 25, 1998 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Wayne Harris, arrested last week in an anthrax scare, was ordered to remain in custody Tuesday and be returned to Columbus, Ohio, to face charges that he violated the terms of his probation in an earlier exotic bacteria case. U.S. Magistrate Robert J. Johnston agreed with Harris' defense attorney that the Ohio microbiologist is not a threat to the community.
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May 17, 1995 | From Associated Press
A man who said he was a white supremacist was arrested for allegedly obtaining bubonic plague bacteria through the mail, and investigators say they are trying to learn what he planned to do with it. Larry W. Harris had "rather radical views" and told colleagues at a food testing lab where he worked that he was a white supremacist and sympathetic to the militia movement, Superior Labs spokesman Brad Starrett said Tuesday.
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March 16, 1998 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In need of a lethal dose of anthrax? A toxic fix of botulism? Some pesky tetanus, typhoid or cancer cells? All that and more are just a phone call away. Mail-order bacteria, fungi and viruses are the specialty of the American Type Culture Collection, a vast microbial library run out of an office building in this Washington suburb. Scientists rely on the organization, a nonprofit repository of biological materials founded in 1925, for carefully cultured, freeze-dried microbes.
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February 24, 1998 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a lot of hate talk swaggering through certain corners of society these days. Talk about taking down the government. So when the FBI seized anthrax from two men in Las Vegas last week, experts who follow American extremist movements blanched. That anthrax turned out to be a harmless veterinary vaccine. But as scientists point out, the real stuff is frighteningly easy to get. Other toxins are, too.
NEWS
February 22, 1998 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The anthrax scare that rattled this city was a false alarm. The FBI announced curtly here Saturday that the material taken from two men who allegedly claimed they had enough anthrax to "wipe out the city" turned out to be a harmless veterinary vaccine. Agency officials, reflecting their concern for domestic terrorism, defended the arrests, saying the bureau had been forced to act on information too serious to ignore. One of the men, William Job Leavitt Jr.
NEWS
February 21, 1998 | TOM GORMAN and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
If Larry Wayne Harris is the anthrax-toting menace that the FBI makes him out to be, he certainly hasn't been shy about it. The full-bearded microbiologist has pursued a near-obsession with biological warfare for years now, telling anyone who would listen--bar mates, medical researchers, survivalists and fellow white supremacists--about what he once called the coming "biological Pearl Harbor."
NEWS
February 20, 1998 | TOM GORMAN and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A suspected white supremacist who was caught three years ago with deadly bacteria was back in custody Thursday on charges that he and another man possessed anthrax, an even more lethal biological agent, "for use as a weapon." Larry W. Harris, 46, a microbiologist from Ohio, held up a vial at a hotel room here earlier this week and bragged to an associate that it contained enough anthrax to "wipe out the city," federal officials asserted in their criminal complaint.
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