Health, Science & The Environment

Health
8:13 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Smucker Recalls Jars of Chunky Peanut Butter

J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling some 16-ounce jars of its Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky sold in
several states because of possible salmonella contamination.

The Ohio-based company says the jars covered in the recall would have been purchased in the last week or so. They have "Best if Used By" dates of Aug. 3, 2012 and Aug. 4, 2012, plus the production codes 1307004 and 1308004.

Salmonella is bacteria resulting in fever, cramps and diarrhea that lasts for several days and can require hospitalization.

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Nature
9:35 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: November 15 -21, 2011

Fall sunset
Flickr Creative Commons user Bailyusa115

Poor Will’s Almanack for the Second Week of Late Fall

With most of the leaves fallen, the countdown for spring is underway.

And a person might count in all sorts of ways.

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Health
12:00 am
Mon November 14, 2011

Radio Rounds: Technically Speaking

This episode features Dr. William Hanson, Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and a pioneer in the field of medical technology. Author of "The Edge of Medicine," Dr. Hanson shares real stories about the ways technology is changing the practice of medicine.

Election 2011
8:06 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Clark County Voters Approve Parks Levy

Clark County voters approved a sixth-tenths mill parks levy on Tuesday, as unofficial results show the levy passed with 57% of the vote.

The levy was an attempt to generate money to fund maintenance of green space, parks and bike trails throughout Clark County.  The parks levy will generate annually $1 million for the National Trail and Parks Recreation District and the Clark County Parks District, the two groups responsible for the maintenance of the parks in Clark County.

The levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $21 per year.

Nature
9:30 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: November 8 - 14, 2011

Hickory Bark
Flickr Creative Commons user ZeNeeceC

Poor Will’s Almanack for the first week of Late Fall.

I used to know a local woodsman by the name of Vern Hogans, a hunter and fisherman. One July, we were talking about the weather, and I was wondering what the winter ahead would bring.

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