May 12, 2007 |
The American Embassy in Vienna, Austria, sent a Virginia Tech flag that had flown over its building. Nike workers in Beaverton, Ore., sent a group photo with everyone in Hokie T-shirts. Lionel Virollet, a Frenchman in Abu Dhabi, sent a letter praising the campus police. Linda Woodward of Luray, Va., sent a doll. Its dress was hand-crocheted in the school colors, maroon and orange, and covered in bows. "There is a bow for every soul that died," Woodward wrote, in careful script.
March 4, 2004 |
There are days where being lucky is better than being good. Mighty Duck goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere heard the soothing sound of puck going off metal more than a few times. Samuel Pahlsson was in the right spot at the right time twice. And the Ducks walked away with a game that could have so easily gone the other way. Pahlsson's two goals and Giguere's 28 saves got the Ducks a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild Wednesday night.
August 13, 2002 |
U.S. postal inspectors investigating anthrax mailings linked to five deaths have discovered a mailbox that tested positive for traces of the bacteria, a postal spokesman said Monday. The mailbox was found last week in Princeton, N.J., and has been sent to an Army facility in Aberdeen, Md., for forensic analysis, said Dan Mihalko a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service.
January 4, 2002 |
For the second time in three months, an aide to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) has opened a suspicious envelope containing a "threatening" letter and a powdery substance--but this one is believed to be a hoax, authorities said Thursday.
November 29, 2001 |
A letter sent to Chile that was found to be tainted with anthrax bore a Swiss postmark but may have been mailed from New York, Swiss police said Wednesday. Dr. Antonio Banfi, a pediatrician in Santiago, Chile, received the letter--with a Swiss postmark and a Florida return address--two weeks ago in what may be the first confirmed case of anthrax-contaminated mail outside the United States.
February 4, 2001 |
Every year around this time, Colorado's "Sweetheart City" is transformed into an assembly line of love. Dozens of volunteers file into the local visitors center, take their seats in a long row and begin the careful task of sorting through thousands of letters, hand-stamping them with a cowboy cupid and a poem, and then sending them on their way with the official Loveland postmark. "The condition of the world can be measured by our Valentine program," postmaster Perry Buck said.