Daily Archives: May 23, 2010

Oregonian Editor Arrested For DUII

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Editorial page Editor for The Oregonian was arrested for drunk driving early Thursday morning in Portland.

According to the Multnomah County jail records, 61-year-old Robert John Caldwell was arrested for misdemeanor DUII just after midnight.

He was booked, cited and released.

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Dengue Fever Hits Key West, Florida

Mosquito borne diseases once thought eradicated seem to be returning since the ban on the use of DDT was imposed in 1972.

ABC News tells us,

“More than two dozen cases of locally-acquired dengue fever have hit the resort town of Key West, Fla., in the past nine months, officials from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.”

“The re-emergence of dengue in Florida as well as the threat posed to the U.S. from other emerging mosquito-borne arboviruses (e.g., chikungunya) emphasizes the necessity for strong vector-borne surveillance and mosquito control infrastructure to rapidly identify and control outbreaks of dengue or other mosquito-borne diseases,” MMWR’s editors wrote in a commentary accompanying the report.

It is endemic in the Western Hemisphere from Mexico southward. Most cases seen by U.S. physicians have involved travelers to such regions.

Due to the resurgence of such disease, primarily in Africa, many advocate lifting the restrictions placed on DDT use.

See also the NPR article Dengue Fever In Florida Portends A Growing Problem

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Oregonian Editor Arrested For DUII

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Editorial page Editor for The Oregonian was arrested for drunk driving early Thursday morning in Portland.

According to the Multnomah County jail records, 61-year-old Robert John Caldwell was arrested for misdemeanor DUII just after midnight.

He was booked, cited and released.

KGW 8

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GOP wins House seat in Obama’s home district

By HERBERT A. SAMPLE
Associated Press Writer
May 23, 12:35 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Barack Obama grew up – the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress.

Djou’s victory was a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and is located in the district where Obama was born and spent most of his childhood.

Read the rest HERE

“Should have been a cake walk?” Sweet!

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