Blog Posts in February, 2013

  • Crash and burn

    || 27-Feb-2013

    Early this year two young women from the Gresham area were in Portland having some fun. They knew they would be drinking, so they did the responsible thing and did not drive. As they waited for their ride to pick them up, a drunken, irresponsible person drove into them. Brandi Butner and Rebecca Bray were out celebrating Butner’s 21st birthday in Old Town when Brent Warstler ran into them. ...
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  • A sticky peanut mess

    || 22-Feb-2013

    In 2009, as you may recall, there was a salmonella outbreak caused by tainted peanuts. The peanuts ended up in peanut butter and many other products and sickened some 700 people, including Jacob Hurley, a Portland boy who was just three years old at the time. He got sick from eating Austin Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter. Nine people died from that outbreak. The manufacturer behind the tainted ...
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  • Whale of a lawsuit

    || 12-Feb-2013

    In the maritime world, one recent lawsuit getting some coverage is the one between the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Japanese shipping company Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd. Sea Shepherd is an activist organization that is working to stop whaling. One of their tactics is to prevent whaling by providing obstacles to whaling ships at sea. In January of 2010 one of its boats, Ady Gil, collided ...
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