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  • How a $2.7 Billion Submarine Was Crippled by Defective Parts

    04/03/2016 3:56:20 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 92 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 4/3/2016 | Martin Matishak
    How a $2.7 Billion Submarine Was Crippled by Defective Parts A $2.7 billion attack submarine, the USS Minnesota, has been out of commission for more than a year because of a defective pipe joint near the ship’s nuclear-powered engine. The defective part, which is worth about $10,000, was installed near the ship’s nuclear power plant. Engineers discovered the poorly welded steam pipe in early 2015, and ongoing repairs have led to the ship being stuck in overhaul ever since, according to Navy Times. The submarine was considered a great success just a few years ago. It was delivered to the...
  • IRS erased backups after realizing tea party emails lost

    06/24/2015 3:29:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 24, 2015 6:19 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Government investigators say IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agency’s tea party scandal had been lost. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence.The report is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal. …
  • Swiss Weekly Calls Temperature Rise A “Propaganda Trick”

    05/01/2015 12:49:52 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies ^ | 05/01/15 | P Gosselin
    At the print edition of Swiss news weekly “Weltwoche”, science journalist Markus Schär writes that not only has the global temperature trend suspiciously been tampered with, but so have the datasets of the Swiss Meteorological Service:
  • Republicans To Investigate NASA Over Climate Data Tampering

    02/22/2015 7:21:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/22/15 | tyler durden
    With record heat (and drought) in the west and record cold (wet and snow) in the east, the global warming game-playing continues every day but the climate-gate rhetoric has increased vociferously since we first noted three weeks ago, the data that has been so relied upon to 'prove' global warming's trend was in fact manipulated. What The Telegraph called "the most extraordinary scandal of our times" - that of the "seasonally-adjusted" seasonal raw global temperature data - is about to be investigated by Congress. As Daily Caller reports, California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrbacher exclaimed "expect there to be congressional hearings...
  • Mayo Clinic Radiology Tech Pleads Guilty to Spreading Hepatitis C

    05/11/2012 5:59:28 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 19 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | May 11, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Florida
    JACKSONVILLE, FL—United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces today that Steven Beumel (48, Jacksonville) pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with a consumer product resulting in death, four counts of tampering with a consumer product resulting in serious bodily injury, and five counts of stealing Fentanyl by deception. Beumel faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. He was arrested by FBI agents on May 24, 2011 and has remained in custody since his arrest. A sentencing date has not been yet scheduled. According to court documents, Beumel was a radiology technician at Memorial Hospital from May 1992...
  • Democrats retract accusations of tampering by Waukesha County Clerk Nickolaus (DUmmies Undermined)

    08/10/2011 5:56:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    WTMJ ^ | August 10, 2011 | The WTMJ News Team
    BROWN DEER - The Wisconsin Democratic Party has retracted a public accusation by party officials Tuesday night claiming fraud during the recall elections. The following is the word-for-word statement by spokesman Graeme Zielinski caught on camera by TODAY'S TMJ4, claiming that Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus "(who) has shown gross incompetence, and maybe more in the Supreme Court election, is at it again." Nickolaus has been under increased scrutiny since the election for State Supreme Court justice when she forgot to include election totals from Brookfield in preliminary results that she reported on Election night. David Prosser retained his seat over JoAnne...
  • Document suggests witness tampering by Sen. Tom Harkin’s office

    07/21/2011 10:28:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/11 | Jonathan Strong
    A top aide to Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin supplied an answer last year to a thorny question a friendly witness would face the next day at a pivotal hearing on for-profit colleges, raising questions of witness tampering, an email obtained by The Daily Caller shows. As Harkin prepares for another event on the same subject at 2:00 p.m. today, the email raises fresh concerns about the senator’s committee conduct after he recently faced accusations from Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigators that he pressured them on an error-ridden report unveiled at the very same hearing. That Senate Health, Education, Labor...
  • Witness tampering alleged at Casey Anthony trial

    07/12/2011 8:27:34 PM PDT · by MsLady · 73 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/12/2011 | KYLE HIGHTOWER
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Authorities were looking into allegations of witness tampering during Casey Anthony's murder trial, a Florida sheriff said Tuesday during a wide-ranging news conference with his top investigators in what he said was an effort to bring closure to a case that polarized the country.
  • Activist guilty in phone caper at senator's office

    05/26/2010 8:43:12 PM PDT · by bigbob · 12 replies · 660+ views ^ | 5/26/2010 | AP
    Four conservative activists accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's office have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of entering federal property under false pretenses. The most prominent activist, James O'Keefe, was sentenced to three years probation, 100 hours of community service and fined a $1,500 fine. The 25-year-old is known for wearing a pimp costume in a video that embarrassed ACORN. Magistrate Daniel Knowles III sentenced the three others to two years probation, 75 hours of community service and fined them $1,500.
  • Jell-O Product Tampering Reports NY

    03/28/2010 2:04:56 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 6 replies · 604+ views
    My Fox New York ^ | 27 March 2010 | BY LUKE FUNK
    MYFOXNY.COM - Police on Long Island are investigating product tampering at several supermarkets. On Wednesday and Thursday, Suffolk County police discovered tampered packages of Jell-O brand pudding mix. Nassau County police are also investigating an incident at a Stop and Shop in Woodbury. It appears the packages were purchased, emptied of their contents and repackaged with another substance. The items were then returned to the stores. Suffolk County Police Lt. Michael Murphy says what was inside looked like "a fine substance, like aquarium sand."
  • Charges of ballot tampering emerge in Senate race

    01/19/2010 4:10:28 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 18 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 1/19/10 | Laura Crimaldi and Dave Wedge
    Charges of ballot tampering are already flying as Bay State voters are packing the polls in heavy numbers today in the 11th-hour nailbiter to choose a successor for the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Both camps of rivals Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown report possible election violations. “We have seen a number of disturbing incidents this evening that have called into question the integrity of this election,” Coakley campaign manager Kevin Conroy said. Coakley officials say they’ve received reports from five supporters that they received ballots already marked for Brown. “Those are spoiled ballots and they should...
  • Woman seen tampering with baby food denied bond

    02/18/2009 5:37:28 PM PST · by driftdiver · 22 replies · 1,244+ views ^ | Feb 18, 2009 | WSVN
    TAMARAC, Fla. (WSVN) -- A Broward County judge denied bond to a woman spotted by a Publix shopper pouring an unspecified black liquid into jars of baby food inside the grocery store on the evening of Feb. 12. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, the witness viewed 50-year-old Shirley W. Ybarra using a plastic syringe to transfer the unknown dye from a Victoria's Secret body splash container to an Earth's Best banana food jar inside the grocery chain's 4121 West Commercial Blvd. location. When store employees confronted her, the suspect told them she had been mixing food for her son...
  • Post-Partisan? Obama Partisan Tampers with Palin Investigation Subpoena List

    09/13/2008 12:44:51 PM PDT · by Obamalujah · 7 replies · 139+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech/Townhall ^ | 09/13/2008 | Bear Nichols
    The Obama attack dogs are out in full force. The "post-partisan" candidate's supporters are rabid and willing to do anything to bring down Palin, even breaking the law. Not only is the man leading the investigation an Obama partisan with a conflict of interest, now Obama partisans are tampering with an investigation.
  • Tylenol Murders: An Unsolved 25-Yr.-Old Cold Case

    09/24/2007 5:49:59 PM PDT · by qam1 · 42 replies · 2,122+ views
    CBS Chicago ^ | 9/24/07 | Jim Williams
    It’s a Chicago area cold case that frightened the entire nation -- seven people died from taking Tylenol. This week, we mark the 25th anniversary of the Tylenol murders. Someone replaced the medicine in that popular pain reliever with poison. The incident sparked a massive investigation that brought together a city, state and suburban police departments and the FBI. The killer has never been found. One the morning of Sept. 29, 1982, an emergency call was made to the Arlington Heights Fire Department. There was nothing paramedics could do when they got to Adam Janus’ home. "The fellas came back...
  • DWI Murder Convict Faces New Charges

    07/28/2007 3:10:04 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 6 replies · 355+ views
    WTOP news ^ | july 28th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A man convicted of murder in a drunken driving crash pleaded not guilty Friday to a new charge that he tried to foil a DNA test by slipping someone else's saliva into his mouth. Martin Heidgen's attorney protested that his client was being targeted by prosecutors unhappy that Heidgen did not get the maximum sentence in the crash, which killed a wedding chauffeur and flower girl. Heidgen was indicted Thursday on a charge of evidence tampering. Prosecutors said a DNA sample ordered during his trial revealed the presence of not...
  • Blue Buffalo Recalls Can and Biscuit Products Due To Tampering By American Nutrition Inc.

    04/27/2007 4:24:22 PM PDT · by girlangler · 85 replies · 2,605+ views
    Food and Drug Administration ^ | 4/27/07 | news release
    Blue Buffalo Recalls Can and Biscuit Products Due To Tampering By American Nutrition Inc. Contact: Consumer Inquiries: 1-800-919-2833 Media Inquiries: David Petrie 1-203-762-9751 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Wilton, Connecticut, April 26, 2007- We at the Blue Buffalo Company have just learned that American Nutrition Inc. (ANI), the manufacturer of all our cans and biscuits, has been adding rice protein concentrate to our can formulas without our knowledge and without our approval. This is product tampering, and it apparently has been going on for some time. The can formulas that we developed, and trusted them to produce, never contained any rice...
  • Are fake videos next?

    09/11/2006 9:47:32 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 14 replies · 595+ views
    cnet ^ | September 11, 2006 | Michael Kanellos
    Dartmouth Professor Hany Farid already devised software tools to detect when someone has tampered with digital photos. His next challenge: determining whether video or audio files have been retouched. "I thought, 'This is going to be so much easier,' but it turns out to be much harder," Farid said. "In a minute (of) video, you are talking about thousands of images. Just the sheer mass of data that you have to contend with is challenging. You have memory and run-time issues that you don't have with (still) images." The Dartmouth Image Science Group is also releasing a series of tools...
  • Westons destroys cake stocks - Millions of cakes destroyed after tampering incidents (Australia)

    06/07/2006 12:01:58 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 10 replies · 482+ views
    ABC Queensland ^ | 2 June 2006
    A major food company has begun destroying 4,000,000 cakes after foreign objects, including a razor blade and sewing needle, were found in some products. George Weston Foods announced the voluntary recall after foreign objects, including a razor blade and a sewing needle, were found in its Top Taste cakes in Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania. Spokesman Peter Schutz says more than four million cakes made at the company's Brisbane plant will be buried at several disposal sites. "The decision was taken with the police," he said. "We have been able to start destroying the product now because the police have concluded...
  • Lay Denies Witness Tampering Accusation

    04/26/2006 8:18:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 354+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/06 | Kristen Hays - ap
    HOUSTON - Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay dropped his famous affable persona as his cross-examination began Wednesday, snarling at a prosecutor who accused him of witness tampering when the ex-chairman and chief executive called several potential witnesses during his own fraud and conspiracy trial. Jurors who had been listening impassively snapped to attention. "Did you have any conversations to get your story straight for trial?" asked prosecutor John Hueston, equally primed for battle. "Can you elaborate on that Mr. Hueston?" Lay shot back. "I'm not sure what story you're talking about." The prosecutor noted that Lay called two Goldman Sachs...
  • Men Face criminal charge for Xbox Tampering

    12/21/2005 12:39:30 AM PST · by CAWats · 89 replies · 1,777+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/20/2005 | cawats
    Men Face criminal charge for Xbox TamperingTue Dec 20, 2005 3:45 PM ET168 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged three men with copyright infringement for selling modified Xbox consoles that enabled the original video game machine from Microsoft Corp. to play pirated games. The criminal complaint filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday named ACME Game Store co-owners Jason Jones, 34, and Jonathan Bryant, 44, as well as Pei "Patrick" Cai, 32.
  • Man Convicted of Sprinkling Fecal Matter on Pastries

    10/27/2005 8:52:49 PM PDT · by Westlander · 61 replies · 1,313+ views
    KGBT 4 TV ^ | Oct 27, 2005 | KGB TV
    A Dallas man will likely be sentenced today, one day after a jury convicted him of sprinkling feces on pastries at a grocery store. Prosecutors charged 49-year-old Behrouz Nahidmobarekeh with two felony counts of tampering with consumer products. During the trial, the jury saw store surveillance videotapes of the man tainting the food. Customers had complained the fresh-baked items smelled and tasted like manure. Nahidmobarekeh could get anywhere from 10 years probation to two to 20 years in prison.
  • Police suspect tampering in Northwest jet's deflated tires

    08/25/2005 2:33:10 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 36 replies · 1,006+ views
    CNN ^ | Thursday, August 25, 2005; Posted: 11:55 a.m. EDT (15:55 GMT) | Mike Ahlers
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Police said they believe two tires may have been tampered with on a Northwest Airlines Boeing 757, an incident perhaps related to the nearly week-old mechanics strike against the nation's fourth-largest carrier. On Wednesday, Northwest employees discovered finding two landing gear tires deflated on a 757-200 aircraft during a preflight inspection at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, the airline said in a statement. Northwest said no other damage was reported. The Maryland Transportation Authority Police is investigating the tire deflation as a crime, a spokeswoman said. "Based on information and evidence collected at the scene, the police believe that...
  • Ex-official’s wife gets jail for tampering (removing evidence from crime scene)

    06/07/2005 4:51:02 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 32 replies · 1,386+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 6/7/2005 | DAVID WEISS
    Roberta Petrucci and husband John react emotionally when judge gives her 30 days to year. WILKES-BARRE – Roberta Petrucci crouched to the floor and loudly wept in front of a judge after learning she was going to prison for at least the next 30 days for tampering with a hubcap at the scene of her husband’s drunken-driving crash. “Oh God, please,” she bellowed, rapidly flailing her hands as her stunned husband, a former councilman, and tearful daughter watched from the gallery behind her. “No. Do something.” Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. sentenced the 48-year-old...
  • Cyanide victims think 'poison' warning a slogan

    05/19/2005 8:52:17 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies · 777+ views
    TAIPEI - A man in Taiwan has died and four others were poisoned after drinking a popular bottled fizzy drink laced with cyanide and labelled "I am poisonous. Please do not drink." Some of the victims thought the warning was a new advertising slogan, police said on Thursday. The manufacturer of Bullwild energy drink, Paolyta Co., ordered an island-wide recall of about 1.2 million to 1.6 million bottles. The drink, which is popular among taxi drivers and workers, has also been taken off shelves in Hong Kong and Macau. Police suspect someone laced the drink with cyanide before placing it...
  • Observers rule out computer tampering (Ohio)

    12/21/2004 7:09:50 AM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 34 replies · 1,180+ views
    LOGAN, Ohio (AP) -- Election officials watched Monday as a technician repeated a repair he had made to a vote tallying computer, then announced they had found no evidence of any sort of tampering, despite a congressman's request for an FBI probe
  • Larry Sabato: The Exit Pollers Have A Lot To Answer For

    11/03/2004 5:57:15 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 84 replies · 303+ views
    FOXNews | November 3, 2004 | aas/FOXNews
    Larry Sabato was on FOXNews this morning. He claimed that he and the other commentators were seriously misled by the exit pollsters in the early going yesterday, and demanded that FOXNews and the mainstream media cover this particular issue. He said that this skulduggery could have materially affected the election, and needed to be dealt with.
  • No Evidence of 2000 Voter Intimidation

    10/17/2004 8:58:43 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 16 replies · 764+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Oct. 15, 2004 | FoxNews
    BRIT HUME, HOST: It is an article of faith among Democrats that the 2000 election was stolen from them by the deliberate disenfranchisement of hundred of thousands, if not millions of voters in Florida alone. After the election, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission (search), not noted for having Republican sympathy, conducted an investigation. And what did it find? Peter Kirsanow (search) is a Republican member of the commission. He joins me now from Cleveland. Mr. Kirsanow, welcome and thank you for joining us. PETER KIRSANOW, CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION: Thank you. HUME: Tell me about the Civil Rights Commission's inquiries into...
  • Why aren't they in jail?!!

    10/12/2004 4:39:08 AM PDT · by bust · 13 replies · 689+ views
    10/12/04 | bust
    Until we start prosecuting these seditious crimes and make the MSM fear the punishment their sedition/treason will bring, we will have nothing new. Sandy Berger, Dan Rather, the new ABC memo are all CONCRETE evidence that election tampering is alive and well in our own media institutions. Mix that with widespread voter fraud on the part of the Rats and we have the makings of a bloodless coup in our great country. The Dems would scream holy hell if in the same position we are in and people would be jailed or worse. We, on the other hand, post threads...
  • Democrat Tampering at Google?

    09/23/2004 12:55:27 PM PDT · by lafroste · 11 replies · 503+ views
    Google ^ | 9/23/2004 | lafroste
    I was curious to see if I got the same result others reported when I ran the google query "OETR, Bush". Other threads had indicated that they got several pre 9/8/04 hits with the wrong acronym "OETR" instead of the correct acronym "OER", and that these pages were exclusively from DNC or Kerry websites. This, of course, would be strong evidence of conspiracy on the part of the kerry campaign and cBS. The results of the query were all post 60 minutes II airing on 9/8/04.Has Google been scrubbed? Is this something the dems could do on the sly as...
  • Larry Elder: Tampering with black vote in 2000 a myth

    08/16/2004 8:36:25 PM PDT · by MikeA · 12 replies · 1,049+ views
    Tell me again. Which of the presidential candidates calls himself a "uniter" and not a "divider"? "Don't tell us that the strongest democracy on earth," said Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in a recent speech for the NAACP, "that a million disenfranchised African-Americans and the most tainted election in American history is the best that we can do. Don't tell us that we already see the purging taking place down in Florida. Don't tell us we don't have a right to expect an election in the United States that sets an example of democracy to the world. We can do...
  • FDA Warns of Terrorist Drug Tampering

    08/12/2004 2:45:39 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 587+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/12/04 | DIEDTRA HENDERSON
    WASHINGTON - "Cues from chatter" gathered around the world are raising concerns that terrorists might try to attack the domestic food and drug supply, particularly illegally imported prescription drugs, acting Food and Drug Administration (news - web sites) Commissioner Lester M. Crawford says. In an interview with The Associated Press, Crawford said Wednesday that he had been briefed about al-Qaida plans uncovered during recent arrests and raids, but declined further comment about any possible threats. "While we must assume that such a threat exists generally, we have no specific information now about any al-Qaida threats to our food or drug...
  • Group challenges Florida rule on touchscreen recounts

    07/09/2004 5:16:36 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 16 replies · 550+ views
    naples daily news ^ | July 8, 2004 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press
    Group challenges Florida rule on touchscreen recountsBy BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated PressJuly 8, 2004TALLAHASSEE — A group sued the state Wednesday, hoping to reverse a Division of Elections rule that tells elections supervisors that they don't have to include touchscreen ballots in manual recounts. The rule ignores the fact that machines can malfunction or be tampered with, according to the suit filed by a group calling itself the Voter Protection Coalition Round Table. "The prohibition of a manual recount does in fact cover up — perhaps not intentionally or maliciously — malfunctioning machines and ... covers up when there is malicious...
  • Animal Rightists’ Wrongs

    01/13/2004 9:21:46 AM PST · by quidnunc · 126+ views
    American Outlook ^ | January 13, 2004 | Dennis T. Avery
    Zealots have apparently struck another blow at the civility of modern society, this time in broadly tolerant Sweden. Swedish police are dealing with two appalling cases in which “animal rights” activists may have injected rat poison into meat in supermarkets. “The crime has not yet been proven since we don’t know exactly which poison we are looking for,” said a Swedish police official. Nevertheless, witnesses have come forward, and one store recently removed nearly 200 pounds of meat from its retail cases to protect its customers. Regardless of whether the anonymous activists actually did inject the poison as they claimed...
  • "Explicit statistical evidence of massive ballot tampering in Palm Beach, Fl"

    01/09/2004 6:31:24 AM PST · by yoe · 115 replies · 2,486+ views ^ | REPOST - 09 November, 2000 | Robert A. Cook, PE
    "Explicit statistical evidence of massive ballot tampering in Palm Beach, Fl" "Explicit statistical evidence of massive ballot tampering in Palm Beach, Fl" Errors only Occurred in Presidential Races? Editor's Note: The following statistical analysis was sent to me by Robert Cook, PE, a nuclear engineer, with an MS in statistical quality control, a software testing specialist and QA manager, who has a track record for analyzing and correcting trends, errors, and mistakes in heavy construction projects (ships, power plants, nuclear reactors, military and aerospace vehicles, etc. for more than twenty years. Robert Cook presents here a remarkable statistical analysis of...
  • Parents outraged after son finds bullets in Christmas toys-29 live 22-magnum bullets

    12/30/2003 5:36:11 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 136 replies · 1,006+ views
    Parents outraged after son finds bullets in Christmas toys ABC13 Eyewitness News (12/30/03 - MONTGOMERY CO.) — A Montgomery County father received a nasty surprise when he looked inside one of his kids' new Christmas toys. When Jason Burson opened his son's Lego Bionicle, he found 29 live 22-magnum bullets mixed in among the parts. The discovery frightened him and made him angry. He contacted the Porter Wal-Mart where he bought the toy and Lego. "I'm not in it for the money, really, I just want to find out who did this, and see them get justice," said concerned...
  • Bottled water was contaminated at store- Lysol, spilled onto a case of Poland Spring water

    12/23/2003 6:48:37 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 19 replies · 282+ views
    Bottled water was contaminated at store Authorities say they've solved the mystery of how a batch of bottled water got contaminated and made two people sick. Bridgton police say a cleaning product, Lysol, spilled onto a case of Poland Spring water at the Food City supermarket where the water was sold. They said it was an accident. A 40-year-old man and a 4-year-old girl became ill after drinking water from the contaminated jugs. Police found no evidence that the bottles had been tampered with, or that any other location was involved.
  • Bottled Water Deliberately Poisoned in Italy

    12/10/2003 8:09:15 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 56 replies · 293+ views
    12/10/03 | vanity
    This is intended as a "heads up" !! In the last 2 weeks,10 people-including 2 small children-have been hospitalized in Italy after drinking bottled water,purchased in supermarkets,that had been poisoned with acetone,ammonia, or bleach . The contaminants had been injected into the bottles,just below their caps. As of Monday, 12/08, at least 20 cases of contamination of various brands had been reported, and contamination has been found in 20 cities all over the country,including Sicily : giving rise to a suspicion there might be a "copycat factor" at work. Fortunately, in most cases, consumers noticed the contamination before using...
  • Check Food Bought at Safeway, FDA Says

    09/22/2003 3:58:05 AM PDT · by 11B3 · 19 replies · 286+ views
    Tacoma News Tribune | 21 Sep 03 | AP
    Check food bought at Safeway, FDA says The Associated Press A top Food and Drug Administration official stressed Saturday that the tampering concerns being investigated by his agency and the FBI are limited to Safeway stores in Western Washington. In an interview from Washington, D.C., Peter Pitts, an associate FDA commissioner, said he's "not sure what's being tested and what it's being tested for." But he said food items purchased recently from Safeway stores should be inspected for indications the packaging has been disturbed or "anything that might look unusual to the consumer." Items that might have been tampered with...
  • Wisconsin Democrat Scandal Could Cast Shadow for Fall Elections

    07/09/2002 11:22:33 AM PDT · by rface · 9 replies · 137+ views
    Las Vegas Sun - AP ^ | July, 9, 2002 | AP
    MADISON, Wis.- A yearlong probe into allegations of illegal campaign activity inside Wisconsin's Capitol has produced charges against one of the Senate's top Democrats and more than a half-million dollars in legal expenses billed to the taxpayers by those caught up in the scandal. And the investigation is not over yet. District attorneys in two counties continue to build cases, which means the scandal could loom over the fall elections. "This is an investigation that's been slow and careful. It's difficult to guess whether we are now at the finish line or, as most people assume, there will be other...