December 16, 1991 |
In the foothills of Mt. Fuji, just lightly dusted with snow this time of year, are the sprawling grounds of Taisekiji, the ancient temple headquarters of the Buddhist order of Nichiren Shoshu. It's a startling sight. Attached like a misplaced appendage to the 700-year-old temple compound of prayer halls, pagoda and inner gardens is a stadium-sized, white granite structure shaped like a slice of melon.
February 20, 1998 |
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.