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Deputies are trained on gas masks

Investigator Chuck Cain tugged at his gas mask until the straps were tightened to his satisfaction. Then...didn't know what was there," he said. Lt. Hutto said the gas mask refresher course consists of teaching officers how to put...
Aiken County Crime
Obama seeking congressional OK for Syria action

...missile attack from next-door Syria or any of its allies.Missile defenses were deployed in the northern part of the country several days ago, and large crowds have been gathering at gas mask-distribution centers to pick up protection kits.
12 dead, 59 injured in Colo. 'Batman' shooting

AURORA, Colo. - A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight...Aurora police Chief Dan Oates said the suspect wore a gas mask, a ballistic helmet and vest as well as leg, groin and...
Clemson walk-on keeps promise made in Afghanistan

...pull-ups, pushups and sit-ups each day. He's run the steps at Clemson's massive Memorial Stadium in a military gas mask to increase his fitness.He began classes earlier this year and is majoring in political science. He hopes to get into...
Movie security increases after shootings

...been. We don't know. I don't think it was hero or villain emulation."In Aurora, Colo., a gunman wearing a gas mask set off a gas canister and fired into a crowded theater in the Denver suburb at a midnight opening of the movie, killing...
Why you shouldn't bother to buy a gas mask

As the U.S. Postal Service and private companies distribute masks to protect employees, and some citizens stock up on their own, take note: Most commonly sold masks offer little or no protection from inhaled anthrax. For real protection, masks or respirators approved to stop microscopic particles must be used, and they must fit snugly. These can be hard to find and hard to wear.
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The week ahead

...Month until half a century later. I always like hearing about the black inventors, like Garrett Morgan who invented the gas mask and traffic signal, and Hyram Thomas, inventor of the potato chip. Others include G. T. Sampson with the clothes...
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Demonstrators oppose possible plant expansion

...signs that read "I'm having a bad air day," "How much $$ is my health worth?" and simply "COUGH." One wore a gas mask to protest the expansion by CertainTeed Corp. The plant, which makes fiberglass insulation and currently employs about...
Ex-Marine is big shot at contest

...his way around the obstacle course and firing range, dragging 180-pound sleds, crawling on hands and knees with a gas mask on and sprinting toward a line of targets. All the while, he did his best to ignore the scores he was posting, and...
Metro | Savannah River Site
Athens chemical fire probe delayed

...conferred at the scene in Athens Technology Park off Olympic Drive to decide a plan of action.The fire inspector wore a gas mask as he walked the perimeter of the still-smoldering chemical plant, a 30,000-square-foot metal structure with...
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