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March 24, 2003
Volume 81, Number 12
CENEAR 81 12 p. 1

NEWS OF THE WEEK
INDUSTRY VULNERABILITY
Report says chemical facilities are terrorist targets that have not been secured.
MICROBIAL THREATS
U.S. is unprepared for emerging infectious diseases, says an Institute of Medicine report.
SNPE REFUTES CHARGES
French chemical manufacturer denies selling rocket fuel to Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq.
MERGER DEAL
FTC approves merger of Pfizer and Pharmacia.
CHEMISTRY MENTORS
Presidential awardees are recognized for reaching out to underrepresented groups.
TOXICITY TESTING
Industry sues to force EPA to consider human experiments data.
ARSENIC AND OLD PLAYSETS
Watchdog group pushes for more than a phaseout of chromated copper arsenate lumber treatment.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
Photonic ink may herald the development of new kinds of digital displays.
NEW JOURNAL
Gordon Amidon will edit ACS's Molecular Pharmaceutics.

COVER STORY
PRIESTLEY MEDALIST
Industrial chemist Edwin Vandenberg is honored for his contributions to polymer science and to the chemistry community.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
MULTINATIONALS IN CHINA
Shanghai is the city of choice for many foreign firms setting up R&D operations.
INFORMEX
At annual conference, fine chemicals makers look to expanding technologies and debate the importance of biologics.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
RESEARCH IN SPACE
Columbia tragedy and grounding of the shuttle fleet threaten NASA's research program.
NATURAL GAS
Prices have almost tripled, and many in industry want legislation to support a supply-based energy policy.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
AAAS SPOTLIGHT
Toxicogenomics, supertasters, and the protective diets of indigenous cultures highlighted at Denver meeting.
JACS AT 125
Pauling's predictions on the metallic radii of most elements provide further detail on the complexities of bonding.

BOOKS
"IN WAR AND PEACE"
Presidential science adviser Guy Stever's autobiography is panoramic in scope.

ACS COMMENT
FORGING A 'SILVER CIRCLE' OF SENIOR MEMBERS

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