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Times gets white-powder letter

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by John, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Suspicious Letter With White Powder Found in 'NY Times' Mailroom

    By E&P Staff

    Published: July 14, 2006 4:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK A mysterious white powder sent to The New York Times today was found by a mailroom employee and sparked an evacuation of the building's eighth floor, while police determine if the substance is dangerous.

    One employee was sent to a hospital for examination, but he appeared unharmed. The envelope also included an editorial with an "X" through it.

    Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis said an employee in the paper's postal service department discovered the powder after opening an envelope at about 12:30 p.m. She said it was addressed only to the Times, with no specific person named as a recipient. The envelope had no return address or name, but had been postmarked from Philadelphia.

    "There was a powder white substance that fell out, but it did not fall on him," she said of the employee who opened the envelope. "He followed our procedure and put it in envelope and we contacted police. They will do testing to determine if it is a dangerous substance." She said no other parts of the newspaper were evacuated.

    The letter recalled fears from when anthrax-tainted letters were sent to numerous media outlets and offices in 2001, just weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks. Five people died, and since then, officials have been cautious when suspicious powders are detected.
  2. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    Darned Auburn fans.
  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Darned Karl Rove.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Darned Jason Blair.
  5. Time for all the idiots who were publcly accusing the Times of treason to condemn this lawless act.
    Bill? Laura? Melanie? Ann?
    (chirp. chirp)
  6. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I'd really like to know which editorial it was ...

    do they sell Goody's headache powder in Philly?
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  8. LiveStrong

    LiveStrong Active Member

  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

  10. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    My first thought was that Darryl Strawberry had sent a letter to the editor.
  11. lono

    lono Active Member

    That happened once at a paper I worked out.

    Turned out to be an 8-ball some woman was delivering for her boyfriend on the business desk.

    Oh, well ...
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