The green roof is a product of a $2.1 million project, primarily funded by a $1.6 million dollar state grant. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David unveiled the new green roof on top of City Hall Tuesday morning. The roof will capture roughly 350,000 gallons of water and rain on an annual basis, which in turn will reduce strain on the joint sewage treatment plant. “This green roof project helped saved tax dollars,” said Mayor David. “It’s an investment in our municipal city hall facilities and its also very good for the environment.” Binghamton is the first municipality in Broome County to have a green roof project. 12 News previously reported the cost of the project was $2.6 million. This article has been updated to reflect the accurate cost of the project, which is $2.1 million. 12 News regrets the error.
May 25, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – A Russian scientist who was doing research on Ebola virus died after accidentally injecting herself with the deadly virus, according to news service reports. See also: The scientist was doing research on guinea pigs infected with the virus at the Vector laboratory at Novosibirsk in Siberia, according to a report from the Itar-Tass News agency, published May 22 on the ProMED-mail Web site. The Vector lab produced biological weapons in the Soviet era. A New York Times report identified the scientist as Antonina Presnyakova and said she was working on an Ebola vaccine. The story said Vector officials did not report the accident to the World Health Organization (WHO) until last week, which meant that potentially helpful advice from WHO experts was not immediately available. The Itar-Tass report said those who were involved in treating the scientist and investigating the case would be kept under observation for 21 days, with daily medical exams and twice-daily temperature monitoring. No specific treatment is available for Ebola infection, and the case-fatality rate ranges from 50% to 90%, depending on the virus subtype. The Times story said a similar accident with Ebola occurred several months ago at the US Army’s biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., but the researcher involved didn’t acquire the disease. The researcher pricked herself with a syringe May 5 and died May 19, according to a Reuters report. “Her hand just slipped and she jabbed herself,” the report said. The Itar-Tass report said she was isolated in a special hospital and treated in consultation with Health Ministry specialists and a physician who has treated Ebola patients in Africa. CIDRAP overview of viral hemorrhagic fevers, including Ebolahttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/vhf/biofacts/index.html
U.S. 36 has run the RaceSaver division for two years. The Sprint Series of Nebraska visits there four times this year. “There’s been a lot of interest by drivers who want to run twice a week,” Boller said. “Bethany is only 15 miles or so from the Iowa state line and there are drivers in the Des Moines area who were looking for a place to run on Saturday nights.” “We want to continue building the division and giving those drivers another track to race at 10 nights is one way we can do that,” he continued. Ten dates, all but one of them on Saturday nights, are on the 2020 schedule at Bethany. Opening night is April 25 with points racing slated through Aug. 29. BETHANY, Mo. – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers have had Jon Boller Jr. on speed dial since his announcement the winged division would be new at his Bethany Speedway this season. IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars also run at both Missouri venues while Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods also run at Osborn. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season there runs from April 17 to Aug. 28. Sanctioned Sprints also run Fridays at the Boller-promoted U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn.