Thursday, March 14, 2002

  • An Italian Journalist Is Killed

    Israeli forces yesterday shot and killed Italian photo-journalist, Raffaele Ciriello yesterday in the West Bank Townof Ramallah. He was shot six times in the stomach. A French photographer and Egyptian TV correspondent were alsowounded, as Israeli tanks occupied the town and its neighboring refugee camps. Ciriello was on an assignment for theItalian newspaper Corriere della Sera. According to his colleague, journalist Amedeo Ricucci, they werefollowing Palestinian militia through the center of Ramallah when an Israeli tank appeared from around the corner andshot Ciriello six times without warning.

  • Chronic Coughs, Upper Respiratory Infections, Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Asthma Plague Residents and Students at Ground Zero

    After breathing in thick dust and fumes from burning jet fuel, search and rescue workers and other emergencypersonnel who toiled through the World Trade Center rubble after September 11 are experiencing a high level ofrespiratory illness. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Senate committee hearing this week that twenty-fivepercent of New York City firefighters "have some kind of respiratory, bronchitis, or asthmatic reaction."