CUTLINE 1: (Petri dish)
Take a rare tour inside an anthrax lab. Northern Arizona University has the world's largest
collection of anthrax with about 2,000 strains. This photo shows gray colonies of Bacillus anthracis,
the bacterium that causes anthrax.
CUTLINE 1 REVISED: (Keim and vial)
Professor Paul Keim of Northern Arizona University played a key role in analyzing anthrax from the
2001 letter attacks, the worst biological attacks in U.S. history. Twenty-two people were infected
and five died. Keim’s work made his NAU laboratory one of the leading anthrax research centers in
the world. Keim is moving to a new NAU lab in 2008 that will allow him to expand his research on
other dangerous germs. Keim is pictured here with a magnified photo of a vial that contains a
sample of spinal fluid taken from a Florida photo editor who died of anthrax in the 2001 attacks.
Deer Valley High School's Air Force JROTC program offers students a chance to learn
military customs, discipline, leadership skills and teamwork. This year 85 students enrolled in
the elective program, some with the goal of joining the military after graduation. The program
can be demanding and not everyone makes it to the end. Here cadets march in the Heart of
Valor Veterans Day parade in Phoenix, including Jake Suss (front), Michael Campos (left),
and Ethan McMannis (right).