Burlington Times-News reports on the tragic death of Williams quarterback Harry Cohen following his outstanding performance in the victory over Southern Alamance:
At some point, Cohen went in a back room to visit with the dog. His parents think that’s probably when he saw the bottle of methadone prescribed to his grandmother who suffers from fibromyalgia.
“Take two every four hours as needed for pain.”
The directions were clear on the bottle. The Kaffenbergers still don’t know if Cohen took one or two before he went to bed on the night of Aug. 27.
“The doctor said a half a methadone pill could have killed him,” Richard Kaffenberger said.
At 150 pounds and almost no body fat, the only thing left to absorb the powerful narcotic was Cohen’s organs.
Popping pain pills prescribed for someone else an all-too common practice among us over-prescribed Americans. As is his parents’ wish, this young man’s death should serve as a warning.Read full article » No Comments »
Ed Cone reports “Gate City Waste Services has filed a lawsuit to keep Nancy Vaughan from voting on the landfill, and to force Zack Matheny to vote.”
No details have emerged from the N&R or anyone else, but ther way I see it, Gate City is going to court to hopefully have a judge overrule Interim City Attorney Tom Pollard’s on the voting status of council members Vaughan and Matheny regarding the contract with Gate City Services to operate the White Street landfill.
I’m not an attorney, and neither is John Hammer, but for what it’s worth he’s repeatedly hammered away at the inconsistencies from the various city attorneys on who can and can’t vote on the White Street landfill. I don’t see a problem with Gate City taking their case to a higher judge.
Mind you, landfill opponents had no reservations about taking their case to the judge, so why shouldn’t Gate City?
It’s just the way games are played in this crazy world.Read full article » 2 Comments »