|Appalachian School of Law Shootings|
Tue, 22 Jan 2002
Gunman attacks Israeli civilians
JERUSALEM - A gunman opened fire on Israelis waiting for a bus on a busy, rain-slick downtown street this afternoon, wounding at least 20 people before he was shot dead by police, officials said. v
Palestinian security sources said the gunman was Saeed Ramadan, a member of the Al Aqsa Brigades, which is linked to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s Fatah movement.
Israeli authorities said they held Arafat and the Palestinian Authority responsible and a strong Israel response was likely.
A source in the Al Aqsa Brigades said the attack was revenge for the killing - widely attributed to Israel - of the group’s leader, Raed Karmi, in the West Bank town of Tulkarem.
The shooting came hours after Israeli commandos killed four members of the militant Islamic group Hamas in a raid on their hideout and explosives lab in Nablus in the West Bank. The Islamic militant group said in a leaflet it would respond with an “all-out war” against Israeli soldiers and settlers.
Program seeking cure for anthrax
SAN JOSE, Calif. - A coalition of scientists and technology companies is asking people to use their computers’ extra processing power to help search for a cure for anthrax.
The project follows similar efforts to hunt for extraterrestrial life and a cure for cancer. It is being launched today to help Oxford University researchers find ways to treat anthrax that can no longer be treated by antibiotics.
The project is based on the premise that the average personal computer uses between 13 percent and 18 percent of its processing power at any given time.
Participants download a screen-saver that runs whenever their computers have resources to spare, and uses that power to perform computations for the project.
The screen-saver can be downloaded at http://www.intel.com/cure.
Students hurt in shooting released
GRUNDY, Va. - Two students wounded in a shooting rampage at the Appalachian School of Law last week have been released from a hospital.
Rebecca Brown, 38, and Martha Madeline Short, 37, were discharged Sunday from Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn., said hospital spokeswoman Amy Stevens.
A third student, Stacey Beans, 22, was upgraded from fair to good condition.
The school’s dean, L. Anthony Sutin, Professor Thomas Blackwell and student Angela Dales, 33, were slain in the spree.
Student Peter Odighizuwa, 43, has been charged with murder and attempted murder.