Saturday, April 25, 2009

Journalist Roxana Saberi Continues Hunger Strike

Roxana Saberi is now on the fifth day of her hunger strike, according to her American-Iranian father. Saberi is a journalist who had been working for quite some time in Iran when she was arrested by the Iranian government for working without press credential, but this charge was later elevated to espionage. Although she was sentanced to eight years in prison, the sentence has become a major source of contention between the United States and Iran, and her family's lawyer has stated that he is optimistic that the sentence will be overturned or greatly reduced. She plans to continue her hunger strike until freedom.

Swine Flu Symptoms

The Swine Flu outbreak in Mexico that has been making headlines the past couple of days has given the media cause to start up the perenial pandemic flu fear mongering again. Although it seems that every year we are all supposed to freak out due to a new bug that kills a small number of people and brings out flu like symptoms in a handful more, Swine Flu, along with Avian Flu, West Nile Virus, and all the rest, represent a real threat if they mutate and spread, so being aware of the symptoms of Swine Flu certainly can't hurt.

Swine Flu Symptoms include:

*Feeling Weak
*Runny Nose
*Sore Throat

Yep, symptoms about as pleasant as the name Swine Flu itself.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Gospel Singer Timothy Wright Deceased

Gospel singer Reverend Timothy Wright died yesterday at the age of 61 due to complications of injuries that he sustained during a three car accident in New York City last year. The lives of both his wife and his grandson were claimed by the accident, and Rev. Wright had been surviving with the aid of a respirator since that time. Reverend Timothy Wright's career spanned over four decades of gospel ministry and he was once nominated for Grammy award.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Veterinary Pharmacy Mistake Kills 21 Horses in Olca, Florida

Franck's Pharmacy in Ocola, Florida appears to have made a mistake in a pharmacy order that killed 21 champion polo horses over the weekend, according to the Associated Press. The horses were scheduled to play in a championship match, but a mistake was made at Franck's pharmacy that delivered an innapropriate dosage of an unreported ingredient. According to a report at Fox News, the pharmacy is cooperating with an investigation being conducted by the FDA.