FDA Set to Approve Cow Antibiotic, Despite warnings it will harm people

FDA approval of cefquinome, a 4th generation cephalosporin, a class of antibiootics used as a last ditch against human infections, is about to be approved for use in cattle despite warnings from the American Medical Association.

Story in the Washington Post. By Rick Weiss

Illegal snowmobiler in Jewel Basin survives 8 hrs under avalanche. Will face penalties

This happens every winter, some folks ride illegally into an area closed to snowmobiles and meet an avalanche. Jewel Basin is in the Swan mountain range, east of Kalispell, Montana. Story no. 1.  Story in the Casper Star Tribune

Story no. 2.  Illegal and ill-equipped snowmobiling. Montana Avalanche Victim Survives An 8 Hour Burial. By Lucia Stewart. New West.

Story no. 3. Added on March 10. Opinion of the Missoulian. Snowmobilers need ethic of responsible play “SUMMARY: Irresponsible, illegal snowmobile use creates needless dangers and invites greater restrictions.”

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My personal opinion is, it isn’t worth shedding a tear for a snowmobiler caught in an avalanche inside an area closed to them. If they survive the avalanche, jail them.

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