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  • Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth

    12/20/2007 4:52:43 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 68 replies · 316+ views
    Blogger News ^ | 12/20/07 | Ross getman
    Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth December 20th, 2007 by Ross E. Getman In October 2007, the former Criminal Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Daniel Seikaly, was deposed in the civil rights action by Steve Hatfill about whether he was the source of leaks relating to Steve Hatfill in connection with Newsweek and Washington Post stories about the use of bloodhounds and the draining of ponds in Frederick, Maryland. Attorney Seikaly pled the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in connection with most substantive questions. Attorney Seikaly has had a very distinguished career....
  • Lawsuit claims 3 leaked name in anthrax case

    01/11/2008 2:14:52 PM PST · by EdLake · 19 replies · 199+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan. 11, 2008 | David Willman
    Hatfill's lawyers alleged that the three officials who leaked investigative details to the news media were Roscoe C. Howard Jr., who from 2001 to 2004 served as U.S. attorney for District of Columbia; Daniel S. Seikaly, who served as Howard's criminal division chief; and Edwin Cogswell, who formerly served as a spokesman for the FBI. .... U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ordered the lawyers for the government and for Hatfill to seek "mediation" over the next two months. The prospects of a mediated settlement notwithstanding, Walton said he expected a trial could begin in December. Hatfill's lawyers, Grannis and...
  • Ottawa to compensate victims in blood scandal

    07/25/2006 2:48:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 12 replies · 376+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! news ^ | July 25, 2006 | AFP
    Ottawa will give one billion Canadian dollars (876 million US) to victims who contracted hepatitis C from blood transfusions in the 1980s and 1990s, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said. "While this money will certainly not undo the pain and suffering that has been endured, nor dull the painful memories of those who have lost loved ones to the disease, it is our government's sincerest hope that today's announcement will provide a measure of closure to those who have suffered so much," Harper told reporters. An earlier deal in 1998 compensated some victims who contracted the disease from tainted blood from...
  • Please sign in support of proposed "Molly's Law"...

    01/12/2006 12:34:16 AM PST · by Rummy2508 · 7 replies · 475+ views
    self ^ | 1-12-06 | Rummy2508
    Dear Readers: This is my first post on FreeRepublic, and I hope it will be the best place to reach the greatest number of people with the following message... This subject is of importance and concern to us all -- I am providing the link to the online petition site for "Molly's Law", which I hope you will visit and read what we, as a group of search dog handlers from all areas of Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue across the country, are working on to help combat the problem of lost, missing and abducted children and adults.
  • Scandal of infected US blood revealed in film exposé (Clinton Linked to UK Bad Blood)

    10/30/2005 5:00:47 PM PST · by Plasmaman · 16 replies · 923+ views
    Sunday Herald ^ | October 30 | Liam McDougall
    <p>A MAJOR new documentary that uncovers fresh evidence about how thousands of Scots contracted Aids and hepatitis through infected blood is to be given its world premiere at a prestigious US film festival. The film, Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal, made by the US film-maker Kelly Duda, will reveal new details about how inmates at a US jail were paid to donate blood despite the authorities knowing they had Aids and hepatitis.</p>
  • Tainted-blood victim still feels left out

    06/29/2005 12:26:43 AM PDT · by adanaC · 13 replies · 589+ views
    Brockville Recorder & Times ^ | June 27, 2005 | By NICK GARDINER
    Tainted-blood victim still feels left out By NICK GARDINER Staff Writer SMITHS FALLS -- Still on the outside looking in. That's how Tina Lyon feels even as the Canadian Red Cross awaits formal sentencing Thursday for distributing tainted blood that left her with hepatitis C after a blood transfusion in 1985. The Red Cross was fined $5,000 after pleading guilty in Hamilton court May 30 to violating the Food and Drug Regulation Act. The agency also agreed to set up a $1.5-million scholarship fund that Lyon hoped could help pay for her son John's second year at Carleton University starting...
  • Canada's Red Cross guilty in HIV scandal

    05/31/2005 3:31:52 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 8 replies · 686+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 31 MAY 2005 | World Net Daily (Unattributed)
    Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Canada's Red Crossguilty in HIV scandalDistributed tainted blood killing thousands at time of deal with Bill Clinton's Arkansas Posted: May 31, 20055:00 p.m. Eastern © 2005 The Canadian Red Cross pleaded guilty to distributing blood tainted with HIV and hepatitis C in a health disaster that has killed more than 3,000 people. The organization, which distributed the blood in the 1980s, paid a fine of $4,000 for causing more than 1,000 Canadians to contract blood-borne HIV and as many as 20,000 to become infected with hepatitis C. As part of the plea deal yesterday, Canadian Red Cross...
  • Canada Red Cross Guilty in Blood Scandal

    05/30/2005 8:53:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies · 784+ views
    Yahoooooooooooo ^ | hours, 26 minutes ago
    HAMILTON, Ontario - The Canadian Red Cross pleaded guilty Monday to distributing blood tainted with HIV and hepatitis C in the 1980s, and was fined $4,000 in the public health disaster that infected thousands. More than 1,000 Canadians contracted blood-borne HIV and up to 20,000 others were infected with hepatitis C after receiving the tainted blood products. About 3,000 people had died by 1997 and the death toll has grown, but recent estimates were not available. "(The) Canadian Red Cross Society is deeply sorry for the injury and death ... for the suffering caused to families and loved ones of...
  • Red Cross apologizes for scandal

    05/30/2005 6:32:11 PM PDT · by Clive · 58 replies · 2,102+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2005-05-30 | Colin Perkel
    HAMILTON (CP) - Tens of thousands of Canadians infected with AIDS or hepatitis C got an apology from the Canadian Red Cross on Monday after the charity pleaded guilty to distributing tainted blood in exchange for dropped criminal charges. "The Canadian Red Cross Society is deeply sorry for the injury and death caused to those who were infected . . . and for the suffering caused to families and loved ones of those who were harmed," Dr. Pierre Duplessis, the organization's secretary general, told the Ontario Superior Court in a video-taped apology as tearful victims looked on. "We accept responsibility...
  • New deal for Hep C victims?

    10/17/2004 8:33:10 AM PDT · by Clive · 10 replies · 367+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | October 17, 2004 | Linda Williamson
    It was one of the most shameful spectacles -- no, scratch that, it was the most shameful -- of the previous Liberal government. It was April 28, 1998. One after another, Liberal MPs stood up in the House of Commons -- under strict order of their prime minister, Jean Chretien -- and voiced support for a heartless deal that left thousands of hepatitis C sufferers out in the cold. The deal handed more than $1 billion to Canadians who contracted the fatal disease through tainted blood, but only those infected between 1986 and 1990 -- the narrow period for which...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • In Trial Work, Edwards Left a Trademark

    07/06/2004 10:02:15 AM PDT · by Bobber58 · 29 replies · 1,358+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2004 | ADAM LIPTAKand MICHAEL MOSS
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"/> January 31, 2004 In Trial Work, Edwards Left a TrademarkBy ADAM LIPTAKand MICHAEL MOSS n 1985, a 31-year-old North Carolina lawyer named John Edwards stood before a jury and channeled the words of an unborn baby girl. Referring to an hour-by-hour record of a fetal heartbeat monitor, Mr. Edwards told the jury: "She said at 3, `I'm fine.' She said at 4, `I'm having a little trouble, but I'm doing O.K.' Five, she said, `I'm having problems.' At 5:30, she said, `I need out.' " But the obstetrician, he argued in an artful...
  • Conservatives would compensate more tainted-blood victims

    06/14/2004 6:26:46 AM PDT · by Clive · 7 replies · 164+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2004-06-14 | Dennis Bueckert
    OTTAWA (CP) - A Conservative government would compensate the so-called "forgotten victims" of the tainted blood scandal, says a party spokesman. The promise, which is being welcomed by victims' representatives, would resolve a bitter dispute still festering a decade after thousands of Canadians were infected with hepatitis C by contaminated blood. At issue is the Liberal government's decision to exclude victims infected before 1986 or after 1990 from a $1.2 billion federal-provincial compensation package announced in March, 1998. Discriminating among victims depending on the date they were infected is morally indefensible, said Grant Hill, adviser to Conservative Leader Stephen Harper,...
  • Arkansas - Autopsy found no bite-marks on snake death man, say police

    05/24/2004 8:45:58 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 42 replies · 1,124+ views
    The Scotsman (UK) ^ | May 25, 2004 | IAN JOHNSTON
    AMERICAN police investigating the death of a Scottish businessman thought to have been bitten by a deadly snake said yesterday that an autopsy had found no sign of bite-marks on his body. Computer programmer Garrick Wales, 48, from Kilmacolm, was found dead surrounded by vomit in a hire car near Little Rock airport in Arkansas on 13 May. Four highly poisonous snakes he had earlier ordered from a supplier in Florida were found in a box about half a mile away from his car two days later. But yesterday, police said that earlier theories that he had been bitten...
  • US to turn gays away from sperm banks

    05/20/2004 12:47:08 PM PDT · by Serb5150 · 46 replies · 211+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 20, 2004
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US government said it would ban homosexuals from making anonymous donations to sperm banks, in the name of preventing transmittable diseases, in a move swiftly condemned by gay rights groups. New Food and Drug Administration (news - web sites) rules that take effect May 25 require agencies that collect tissues or cells including sperm to ask the donor if he has had sex with men or used injectable drugs in the past five years. If the answer is affirmative in either case no donation is allowed. The FDA says the rules are just an extension of...
  • Canada pledges millions to AIDS program

    05/12/2004 1:36:42 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 7 replies · 160+ views
    Ft. Frances Times Online ^ | 12 May 2004 | Peter Ray, Canadian Press Writer
    Days before Canada is set to pass a law allowing the production of low-cost drugs, Prime Minister Paul Martin announced a $100-million contribution to treat millions of people who have AIDS. The money will be given to a new initiative of the World Health Organization to treat three million people with AIDS by the end of 2005. The contribution of new money has made Canada the largest donor in the program. “Canadians can take pride in this, because this is a question of life and death,” Martin told a Montreal audience yesterday. The money will be used to train doctors...
  • Clinton Foundation, U.N. Join Forces

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Bill Clinton's nonprofit foundation signed an agreement Friday with the United Nations to help deliver food to AIDS patients in poor countries wracked by the pandemic. The Boston-based Clinton HIV-AIDS Initiative already sends doctors, medicine and equipment to 18 developing nations in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Last week it reached an agreement with China to provide services. The agreement with the World Food Program combines the Clinton Foundation's access to treatment with the U.N.'s food-distribution system. Officials from both groups say their partnership will expand care for AIDS victims already receiving anti-retroviral drugs from...
  • Sorority Urged Members to Lie in Blood Drive

    04/12/2004 2:43:42 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 55 replies · 718+ views
    FoxNews online ^ | 4/12/2004 | FoxNews
    <p>COLUMBIA, Mo. — Members of a sorority were urged to lie about their health to qualify as donors in a competitive blood drive at the University of Missouri-Columbia (search), a school that once set a world record for blood collection.</p>
  • Friends of Budge, Budge could use some support tonight.

    03/29/2004 8:01:34 PM PST · by Vets_Husband_and_Wife · 291 replies · 313+ views
    March 29, 2004 | Self
    I've gotten word tonight that our FRiend Budge could REALLY use some support. He is down and could REALLY use a lift. He is one tough cookie but everyone needs a lift now and then. Pain is an awful thing. But sometimes it can just wear you down. We had a pretty good scare recently with Budge. Thankfully it turned out to be Kidney Stones. Taking care of the problem wasn't fun but at least Budge will be ok. But now he has pulled some rib cartilage some how or another and those things combined have just taken a toll....
  • [BLOOD TRAIL] Author says film on blood is stolen

    12/27/2003 10:04:34 PM PST · by Wallaby · 110 replies · 617+ views
    Author says film on blood is stolen PB writer claims worker took idea BY TRACI SHURLEY ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Saturday, December 27, 2003 The author of a novel about tainted blood being transported from Arkansas to Canada is suing a former employee he claims stole a documentary about the events that inspired the book. Michael Galster of Pine Bluff filed a complaint in U.S. District Court this week against Kelly Duda of Little Rock. Galster wants a judge to stop Duda from showing the documentary Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal next month at the Slamdance Film Festival in...