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Posted: 4/6/2006 3:26:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 5:05:10 PM EDT by Riotgun]
www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=4738270


Indianapolis, April 6, 2006 -- Haz-mat crews are on the scene at Ft. Harrison treating several people overcome by fumes.

Police say an employee opened a box and began breaking out with hives.

Medics transported the woman to Community North Hospital where she is currently being treated.

Several other employees are currently being decontaminated.

The Marion County Health Department is on the scene.



and:


www.theindychannel.com/news/8515473/detail.html


Suspicious Package Prompts Lockdown At Defense Finance Center
One Person Taken To Hospital

POSTED: 6:19 pm EDT April 6, 2006
UPDATED: 7:12 pm EDT April 6, 2006

LAWRENCE, Ind. -- Authorities locked down one building at a federal defense finance center and one person was taken to a hospital after a suspicious package was found at the center late Thursday afternoon, 6News' Jeremy Brilliant reported.

Hazardous materials workers were sent to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service center in Lawrence to check the package. During the lockdown, which still was in effect at 6 p.m., about 70 people were being kept inside a building, Lawrence Police Chief Bob Bowser said.

A woman was sent to Community Hospital North with respiratory problems and a rash, Bowser said.

Information on what the package contained wasn't immediately available.



And this gem:

www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060406/NEWS01/60406041


Emergency crews have been called to the Major General Emmett J. Bean Center at the former Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Lawrence to investigate a suspicious substance.

A police dispatcher said a woman at the center received a package that somehow made her sick this afternoon. The dispatcher declined further detail, referring calls to the department's chief, who could not be reached for comment.
WTHR (channel 13), The Star's news gathering partner, reported the call came in after 5:30 p.m. About 70 employees are being kept in the center until officials can determine whether they need to be contaminated.



I've also heard that Community North Hospital, where one of the victims was taken, has been locked down.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 3:28:17 PM EDT
rut roh!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 3:28:33 PM EDT
Its Bush's fault!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 3:29:12 PM EDT
Holy crap... that's scarey. Especially when they won't say what it is. We're all going to die!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 3:31:12 PM EDT
M-O-O-N, that spells Tom Cullen.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 3:41:07 PM EDT
Mask on guns set to kill! Lets do it i need a stress reliever.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 3:46:20 PM EDT
It was concurrent receipt for a disabled retired serviceman.

That's why they broke out in hives (they're allergic to doing the right thing).
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 3:58:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic:
M-O-O-N, that spells Tom Cullen.



That reminds me... I should be finishing the last few chapters of The Stand, rather than reading ARFcom.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:00:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ODA_564:
It was concurrent receipt for a disabled retired serviceman.

That's why they broke out in hives (they're allergic to doing the right thing).



Having a CRDP problem?

For the record, CRDP is handled by DFAS Cleveland.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:16:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 6:36:04 PM EDT by ODA_564]

Originally Posted By Riotgun:

Originally Posted By ODA_564:
It was concurrent receipt for a disabled retired serviceman.

That's why they broke out in hives (they're allergic to doing the right thing).



Having a CRDP problem?

For the record, CRDP is handled by DFAS Cleveland.



Nope. They took care of me to the extent they would (only covered 2/3s of my disability - for some VA reasons they can't explain, 1 injury from 1 incident is CRDP, but the other injury from the same incident isn't) and did it expeditiously.

Its still not concurrent receipt. Its still the only Federal retirement that's that way (you lose from your retirement $ the amount the VA pays you as disability). Its still fucking the veteran, its just with KY now. And Riotgun is right, its Congress - and every President since Truman - that's fucked the disabled military retiree over this.

Edited to not be such a jerk
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:25:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ODA_564:

Its still not concurrent receipt. Its still the only Federal retirement that's that way (you lose from your retirement $ the amount the VA pays you as disability). Its still fucking the veteran, its just with KY now.



That's Congress that's fucking us. DFAS can only pay based on the laws Congress passes.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:03:04 PM EDT
False alarm, apparently.


LAWRENCE, Ind. -- Emergency crews were called Thursday to the Major General Emmett J. Bean Center at the former Ft. Benjamin Harrison to investigate whether a compact disc was tainted with a substance that may have made a woman sick.

The emergency workers were sent to the center after the woman went to Community Hospital North complaining of respiratory distress and blotchiness to her skin.
Lawrence Fire Chief David Carlson speculated that hospital workers questioning the woman about her activities prior to becoming ill learned the woman had handled a CD in a file cabinet. Emergency workers were called as a precaution, Carlson said.

The call was made about 5:30 p.m., triggering a response from several agencies. They included Lawrence Fire Department, Warren Township Fire Department, the Marion County Department of Health, City of Lawrence Ambulance service, Castleton Fire Department and Homeland Security.

About 70 employees still in the facility were ordered to remain there in the event they needed to be decontaminated or examined, according to Lawrence Police Department Deputy Chief Robert Bowser.

A second team went into the building about 7 p.m. to perform additional testing. Employees were allowed to leave shortly after 8 p.m. The woman who was became ill remained at Community North late Thursday night.

Carlson said the response was aggressive because of what is housed at the facility, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, which handles payroll for the National Guard, Army Reserve and Army worldwide.

He said the response was also because “terrorism is always in the back of our mind.”

Employees detained at the facility said they thought a suspicious substance had been found.

But everyone remained calm, said Thomas Miller of Greenfield, “Thank God everything turned out great.’’

Officials said additional tests would be conducted Friday.


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