AMERICA'S BOMB CULTURE

Some New Jersey teenagers fax two bomb threats to their high school in an alleged attempt to extort $1.3 million. In the home of one of them, police find a bombmaking manual called Jolly Roger's Cookbook, which, they say, had been downloaded from the Internet. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, a live grenade is found in a newspaper-vending box; a day later, police discover an 8-in. pipe bomb on a bridge. These incidents, which happened last week and caused no injuries, may seem almost mundane compared to tragedy on the scale of the Oklahoma City blast and the notoriety of the Unabomber....

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