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  • Bend woman gets 21 years for drugging kids so she could go tanning, do CrossFit(she's a looker)

    03/11/2018 4:37:02 PM PDT · by BBell · 86 replies ^ | 3/10/18 | Eder Campuzano
    A Bend day care owner who had been accused of slipping children melatonin so that she could hit the gym and go tanning was sentenced to 21 years and four months in prison by a Deschutes County judge Friday. January Neatherlin, 32, had been running an illegal childcare operation called Little Giggles for approximately four years and pleaded guilty to 11 counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment and one count of third-degree assault, according to court records. She had also lied to parents about being a registered nurse, even though she had no such qualifications. Bend police, based on tips provided...
  • Woman Dozes Off, Tanning Bed Timer Fails

    06/04/2002 11:14:18 AM PDT · by geaux · 139 replies · 2,945+ views
    Yahoo ^ | June 3, 2002 | Unknown
    A Tri-State woman looking for a quick and easy tan received an eye-opening burn instead. Larri Brown of Williamstown, Ky., got into her home tanning bed last week and set the timer. Then she fell asleep. The timer was supposed to shut off the ultraviolet lights after 20 minutes, but the timer stuck. Three hours after she first climbed into the bed, Brown's husband, Steve Brown, found his sleeping wife and pulled her out of the bed. "We went to the hospital, but because it was a tanning bed burn, they couldn't do anything because the burn comes from the...
  • Deer Hide Tanning

    01/19/2016 11:14:23 AM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/19/2016 | C Cocoles
    There are many ways to tan a deer hide and you experienced hunters out there have your own methods. Here's a simple step-by-step way: Step 1: Flesh the Hide Step 2: Soak the Hide Step 3: De-hair the Hide Step 4: Remove the Grain and Membrane Step 5: Neutralize the Lye See the rest of the steps here. So what's your method?
  • Democrat Congresswoman Calls for National Ban on Tanning For Those Under 18

    05/24/2015 8:56:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 5/22/2015 | Ali Meyer
    Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) called for a national ban on the use of tanning devices, which she described as “essentially carcinogen delivery systems,” by those under 18, on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol.
  • Teen use of tanning beds still high among white girls

    08/29/2014 7:05:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | Kathleen O'Brien
    They want to look nice for the prom. They want to “put down a good base” for their upcoming Shore trip. They want to do it because it’s free on Tuesdays. While most nationwide teenagers appear to be heeding the warning to avoid tanning beds, nearly a third of white high-school girls still use indoor tanning devices.
  • The End of Tanning?

    08/25/2014 9:25:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 25, 2014 | Olga Khazan
    Ryan Baker, a director of operations for Palm Beach Tan, ushers me through the narrow, pastel hallways of one of the chain's salons in Washington, D.C. It's a tiny place, squeezed into a strip mall between a Chipotle and a beauty parlor. But in a pinch, some see it as a mini-vacation—a dose of artificial sunshine when life’s too busy, or the outside world too cloudy, for the real thing. ....................................................... And that's the next big challenge for health agencies. Despite how rapidly the warnings and taxes and regulations have beat back the sunbed industry, there’s still something a little...
  • Florida Republican calls Obamacare tax ‘racist’ against whites

    08/07/2013 8:15:01 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    wash examiner ^ | 8/5/13 | s. lengell
    Republican Rep. Ted Yoho said a tax on tanning salons included in President Obama’s health care overhaul law is “racist” against white people. At a town hall meeting in his north Florida district earlier this month, the freshman Tea Party favorite suggested the 10 percent tax was discriminatory because “dark skin” people don’t using tanning booths. “I had a little fun with [House Speaker] Boehner and told him about the sun tanning tax. He goes, ‘I didn’t know it was in there,’” Yoho told his constituents in an audio clip of the event posted on Right Wing Watch, a blog...
  • IRS Finalizes Tanning Tax Regulations (for Now)

    06/14/2013 7:50:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Accounting Today ^ | June13, 2013 | by Michael Cohn
    The Internal Revenue Service has finalized the regulations for the 10 percent excise tax on indoor tanning services that was included as part of the health care reform law. The IRS originally issued regulations in 2010 on the tax (see IRS Publishes Regulations on Tanning Tax), but finalized them on Monday, with some changes, and removed their status as temporary regulations. The tax originally went into effect on July 1, 2010, but they are superseded by the latest version, which applies on or after June 11, 2013. Among the issues dealt with in the latest regulations, commenters questioned the exception...
  • Man Distraught Over Presidential Election Results Kills Self

    11/14/2012 4:23:22 PM PST · by madison10 · 16 replies
    A Key West resident who police say was distraught over the presidential election results and worried about his business has apparently killed himself...
  • Embattled tanning industry fights back, taking its cues from Big Tobacco

    08/23/2012 10:57:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Open Channel (NBC News) ^ | August 23, 2012 | Bridget Huber (Fair Warning)
    A doctor in a white lab coat stands at the pearly gates. The voice of God booms, “And your good deeds?” The man responds, “Well, as a dermatologist, I’ve been warning people that sunlight will kill them and that it is as deadly as smoking.” His smug smile fades as God snaps, “You’re saying that sunlight, which I created to keep you alive, give you vitamin D and make you feel good, is deadly? And the millions of dollars you received from chemical sunscreen companies had nothing do with your blasphemy?” A bottle of SPF 1000 sunscreen materializes in the...
  • Tanning Mom Glamour Pics RevealHOTTIE Under That Hide

    06/04/2012 5:31:24 PM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 48 replies ^ | June 4, 2012 | TMZ Staff
    Brace yourself -- Tanning Mom used to be white, and kinda hot ... at least she was in a series of glamour pics she posed for in an attempt to break into the world of modeling. Way back when TM, aka Patricia Krentcil, was in her 20s (think T-Rex) -- and before she turned her now infamous shade of leathery brown -- she took this headshot along with some cleavage-baring swimwear photos. Krentcil, 44, has pled not guilty to child endangerment ... saying she never took her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth. The case has been sent to a...
  • New Jersey mom arrested after allegedly taking daughter, 5, into tanning booth

    05/02/2012 8:37:46 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 53 replies ^ | 5/2/12 | By Ida Siegal
    A New Jersey woman was arrested after police said she brought her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, causing the girl to suffer burns. But 44-year-old Patricia Krentcil, who was charged with second-degree child endangerment, said her daughter was never exposed to the tanning booth's UV rays and instead got slightly sunburned while playing outside on a warm day. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The girl's father told NBC 4 New York his daughter told classmates at school that she "went tanning with Mommy." He thinks a teacher overheard, inaccurately connected the girl's sunburn to the tanning salon trip and contacted police.
  • Customer Shoots, Kills Robber At Tanning Salon

    12/12/2010 8:08:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 63 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Dec 12, 2010
    Customer Shoots, Kills Robber At Tanning Salon December 12, 2010 8:41 AM ORLAND PARK, Ill. (STMW) - A man died Saturday night after he was shot with his own gun while attempting to rob a tanning salon in southwest suburban Orland Park. Police received a call at 6:36 p.m. of an armed robbery occuring at L.A. Tan, 15633 S. 94th Ave, according to a release from Orland Police. Surveillance video from inside the business showed that a man entered the business, announced a robbery and pointed a handgun at a female employee, according to the release. The man then ordered...
  • New indoor tanning tax unfair, salons say ("discriminating against white women")

    07/06/2010 7:35:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 16+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | July 2, 2010 | Kim Archer
    The nation's indoor tanning industry was unfairly targeted when Congress imposed a 10 percent tax on its services as a way to help pay for the federal health-care reform bill, several Tulsa-area tanning salon owners say. The tax went into effect Thursday and is expected to raise $2.7 billion toward a $940 billion health-care overhaul. At first, the tax was aimed at the cosmetic surgery industry. But it was transformed at the last minute into what is known as the "tanning tax" in an effort to prevent skin cancer. Tabetha Folds, who owns Second Sun Tanning Salon, 4715 E. 11th...
  • New tax casts cloud over tanning business

    07/04/2010 6:09:43 AM PDT · by ResistorSister · 31 replies
    Canton Repository (Canton, Ohio) ^ | Jul 03, 2010 @ 10:38 PM | Robert Wang
    As a hospital nurse in Summit County, Tammy Mathia says she wants the federal government to help many of her patients afford health insurance. But as the owner of tanning salons in Canton and Alliance, Mathia strenuously objects to Congress’ levying a 10 percent tax on her customers to help pay for it. “I’m not against contributing to health care, because I’m a nurse,” she said. “I’m 100 percent toward socialized health care. I’m not for targeting one business.” The federal 10 percent tanning tax took effect nationwide Thursday. It’s the first of several taxes that will be levied as...
  • Tanning salons feel burned by new 10 percent tax (discriminates against white women)

    06/06/2010 10:14:18 AM PDT · by jern · 27 replies · 745+ views
    Virginia Pilot ^ | June 6, 2010
    In the eyes of Waverly Woods, a tax on indoor tanning discriminates against her in three ways: She's white. She's female. And she's a small-business owner. "They want to brainwash everyone into thinking tanning is the new arsenic," said Woods, who owns tanning salons in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Starting July 1, indoor tanning salons must charge their customers a 10 percent tax on sessions involving ultraviolet rays to comply with the health care law passed in March. Legislators who support the tax view it as discriminatory, too - but from their perspective, it penalizes people for an unhealthy habit....
  • FDA Panel Mulls Tanning Bed Ban for Teens Under 18 (Obama's communist nanny state continues)

    03/26/2010 3:07:35 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 17 replies · 460+ views
    fox news ^ | 3/25/2010 | ap
    Print ShareThisFederal health experts say more restrictions are needed to protect teenagers from the cancer risks of tanning beds, including a potential ban for people under 18. A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommended Thursday that the agency put tighter controls on artificial tanning, ranging from requiring parental consent forms to banning the practice in younger teens. "Given the absence of any demonstrated benefit, I think it's an obligation for us to ban artificial tanning for those under 18," said panelist Dr. Michael Olding. Slideshow: The ABCDs of Skin Cancer Other members of the panel said...
  • Obamacare: New Tanning Tax

    03/25/2010 3:09:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies · 788+ views
    WTVM-TV ^ | March 25, 2010 | By Laura Ann Sills
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - More than 30 million people tan indoors every year. The government expects to generate almost three billion dollars over ten years by taxing each of them 10%. This tax is part of the new Health Care law. "To have the government come in and just non-discriminately give us another tax like this is just one more blow. It is one more thing hurting our American dream," said Carla Plazas. Plazas owns New Life Tanning in Columbus and has been in the indoor tanning business for 10 years. She has been following the Health Care legislation and...
  • Tanning salons burned by health care bill

    03/24/2010 8:46:16 AM PDT · by NRG1973 · 67 replies · 1,429+ views
    CNN News ^ | March 24, 2010 | Blake Ellis
    The Obama administration is turning up the heat on tanning salons across the country with the passage of its new health care bill. To help fund the $940 billion health care overhaul, a 10% tax on individuals receiving indoor tanning services was tacked on, and the initiative is expected to generate $2.7 billion over ten years. As a result, many salon goers and owners are outraged by the so-called "tanning tax" and think they're being unfairly targeted by the bill. "It's terrible," said Jan Meshon, owner of City Sun Tanning in New York City. "You know how they say that...
  • Tanning tax angers American salon owners

    03/23/2010 3:44:20 PM PDT · by RedDogzRule · 58 replies · 2,136+ views
    Guardian ^ | 12/23/09 | Ed Pilkington
    In a last-minute change to the Senate bill that was agreed on Friday, a 10% tax was introduced into the legislation on all indoor tanning sessions as a way of reducing the cost of extending healthcare to many of the medically uninsured. Democratic organisers expect the levy to bring in almost $3bn over 10 years.