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  • Smallpox Facts

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    Easton Star Democrat
    Posted: January 22nd, 2003

    Smallpox is a serious, contagious, sometimes fatal disease caused by the variola virus.


  • Neighbors Want More Fire Hydrants

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    WSLS.com
    Posted: January 21st, 2003

    As fire tore through a house on Twin Mountain Drive Firday, other homeowners watched in surprise, and alarm, as firefighters had to tank water in, and run hoses from their only fire hydrant, hundreds of feet away.


  • Hospitals Balk At Smallpox Vaccine

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    USA Today
    Posted: January 21st, 2003

    The administration plans to vaccinate 440,000 frontline health care workers then begin vaccinating 10 million police officers, firefighters and other emergency personnel by late summer


  • Disaster Averted In Thursday Fire

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    Register & Bee
    Posted: January 17th, 2003

    Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze in the two-story structure, which contained a number of flammable materials including tire cleaner, car wash, wire wheel cleaner and tire dressings.


  • Local Hospitals Coming Up With Plans For Smallpox Vaccination

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    Aberdeen American News
    Posted: January 17th, 2003

    Dr. Richard Wenzel, chairman of Virginia Commonwealth's infectious disease department, said the hospital would support the program if a single case of smallpox were reported or if federal authorities warned of imminent danger of an outbreak.


  • Radford, Virginia Fire Destroys One Apartment

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    Posted: January 16th, 2003

    A Tuesday morning fire destroyed most of the possessions of a Radford University student who woke up late, raced to class and returned to find flames in her apartment.


  • Region Called Best Integrated

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    Hampton Roads Daily Press
    Posted: January 16th, 2003

    Hampton Roads is the most racially integrated metropolitan area in the nation. Firefighters, shipyard workers and mechanics all coexist. "Everybody gets along around here."


  • House Fire Kills Lick Fork Man

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    Coalfield Progress
    Posted: January 16th, 2003

    When Clintwood Volunteer Fire Department members arrived at the home, they were told that one person had escaped the fire, but another was trapped inside.