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Utah woman hopes good comes from her poison tea ordeal 30.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Jan Harding — who swallowed tea mixed with lye at a South Jordan restaurant nearly three weeks ago — wants something good to come from the ordeal that nearly killed her. Speaking publicly for the first since she drank the caustic brew, Harding said Friday she hopes the restaurant industry will make changes to keep anything similar from happening again. Meanwhile, prosecutors said Friday they expect to decide next week on what charges to file in connection with the episode, which occurred at the ...
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D.A. expects charges decision in Utah Dickey's poison tea case next week 30.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Prosecutors expect to decide next week on what charges to file in connection with the poisoning of a woman’s tea at a South Jordan barbecue restaurant. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill acknowledged that the case was presenting his screening team some complications. Still, he predicted Friday that he will know by “the middle to end of next week” the nature of the case involving the Dickey’s restaurant at 689 W. South Jordan Parkway. “We met [Thursday] with South Jordan police [detectiv...
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D.A. expects charges decision in Utah Dickey’s poison tea case next week 29.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Prosecutors expect to decide next week on what charges to file in connection with the poisoning of a woman’s tea at a South Jordan barbecue restaurant. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill acknowledged that the case was presenting his screening team some complications. Still, he predicted Friday that he will know by “the middle to end of next week” the nature of the case involving the Dickey’s restaurant at 689 W. South Jordan Parkway. “We met [Thursday] with South Jordan police [detectiv...
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D.A. expects charges decision in poison tea case next week 29.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Prosecutors expect to decide next week on what charges to file in connection with the poisoning of a woman’s tea at a South Jordan barbecue restaurant. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill acknowledged that the case was presenting his screening team some complications. Still, he predicted Friday that he will know by “the middle to end of next week” the nature of the case involving the Dickey’s restaurant at 689 W. South Jordan Parkway. “We met [Thursday] with Unified Police [detectives] f...
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The Latest: Ruptured tailings pond spills waste in Canada 28.8.2014 Current Issue
The Mount Polley breach may harm salmon.
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Letter: Utah Division of Air Quality bows to industry 27.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah DAQ has it backwards. When Bryce Bird stated in a Salt Lake Tribune article (“Utah Grapples with Toxic Water…” Aug. 24), “Until we asked questions and started pressing the issue with Danish Flats, maybe they didn’t know the full extent of their emissions.” He apologized for their ignorance of toxic issues. “Maybe they didn’t know”? The responsibility of industry is always to know before any activity. But the Herbert administration is historically industry friendly at the expense of the ...
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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes 26.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
GENEVA (AP) — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.
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Woman who drank poison tea released from hospital 24.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Jan Harding, who swallowed tea made with lye at a South Jordan barbecue restaurant, was released from the hospital on Saturday. University Hospital spokeswoman Marissa Villasenor confirmed Harding was discharged Saturday morning. Harding’s attorney, Paxton Guymon, said in an email: “She still has a lot of tests and procedures to go through, but she is doing much better.” On Aug. 10, Harding, 67, and her husband went to lunch at Dickey’s Barbecue, 689 W. South Jordan Parkway. She filled her c...
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Utah woman expected to survive poison tea episode 22.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Jan Harding’s life is no longer threatened by burns caused by a cleaning chemical mixed into her iced tea. But late at night, her mind slips back to the caustic drink she took Aug. 10 at a South Jordan barbecue joint. “Her memory is taking that sip and her mouth and her throat being on fire,” her husband, Jim Harding, said at a press conference Thursday. “When she goes to sleep at night, that’s the thing that her mind surfaces.” For the first time since Jan Harding swallowed the lye solution in ...
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Poisoned tea traced to sugar mixup; Utah victim critical 15.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A woman remained in critical condition Thursday after drinking sweet tea that contained a toxic industrial cleaning chemical — which was apparently mistaken by an employee for sugar — at a South Jordan restaurant. The attorney representing the 67-year-old woman’s family, Paxton Guymon, identified the woman as Jan Harding. In four days, the retired school teacher has not improved, Guymon said. Guymon said in a statement that preliminary investigations indicate that a large quantity of “a power...
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Utah woman critically injured by toxic tea at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 14.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A woman is in critical condition after drinking sweet tea that contained a toxic industrial cleaning chemical at a South Jordan restaurant. The woman, 67, was eating at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 689 W. South Jordan Parkway, about 1 p.m. Sunday when she poured a glass of sweet tea from the self-service beverage bar, said South Jordan Police Cpl. Sam Winkler. “She takes a sip, and her mouth instantly starts burning,” Winkler said. She tried to spit out the tea, but her mouth and throat suffered sever...
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Is Canada's massive mine waste spill a sign of things to come? 11.8.2014 From the Blogs
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Uranium from mines still a threat to Navajos 10.8.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
Decades after America's Cold War, the Colorado Plateau remains scarred, poisoning and frightening a people who still live with the radioactive residue of 521 abandoned mines scattered across their reservation's 17.2 million ...
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Wild bat found at Denver Zoo tests positive for rabies 8.8.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
A wild bat found last week at the Denver Zoo has tested positive for rabies, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
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Tuberculosis doesn’t come from the border 4.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
By Paula I. Fujiwara For The Washington Post John Armstrong, Florida’s top health official, sent a letter last month to the heads of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency — taking the extra step of copying the media — requesting that they tell him how many of the children who recently crossed the U.S. border from Mexico are in Florida and what illnesses they have. In asserting that this information was “urgently needed and is vital to guarding ...
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Trial date set in Casa Grande child-killing case 4.8.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
Mom charged with killing her daughter and trying to poison her three other children will go on trial next ...
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Denver residents rally over emission standards 30.7.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – Environmentalists and coal advocates lined up in downtown Denver on Tuesday for the first of two hearings to address proposed federal carbon-pollution standards.The emotionally charged and polarizing issue brought stakeholders and citizens from across the nation, though the majority of speakers represented the...
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Washington’s new clean-water plan is a mixed bag 19.7.2014 From the Blogs
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Jamie Siebrase: Are doctors making us apprehensive about immunizations? 17.7.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
We are currently in the midst of a vaccine crisis as nearly epidemic proportions of folks in left-minded cities like Denver opt out of vaccinating their children.
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Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping 15.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.
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