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Acid levels close coast to razor clamming
Recreational and commercial razor clamming has closed on the Oregon Coast The Oregon Coast is a geographical term that is used to describe the coast of Oregon along the Pacific Ocean. Stretching 362 miles from Astoria to the California border, the Oregon Coast is unique in that the whole coastline is public land. between Cape Perpetua and the Columbia River Columbia River
River, southwestern Canada and northwestern U.S. Rising in the Canadian Rockies, it flows through Washington state, entering the Pacific Ocean at Astoria, Ore.; it has a total length of 1,240 mi (2,000 km). due to high levels of domoic acid domoic acid An excitatory kainic acid analogue and neurotoxic glutamate agonist, which ↑ neuronal activity, causing food poisoning .
The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is an agency of the government of the U.S. state of Oregon responsible for programs protecting Oregon fish and wildlife resources and their habitats. announced the closure Friday. The segment of the coast from Columbia River jetty jetty: see coast protection. to Cape Lookout was closed early this month. The domoic acid levels have only recently begun to rise in the razor clams and are just over the alert level.
Clams harvested between Cape Lookout and Cape Perpetua prior to Friday's closure are considered safe and do not need to be destroyed. Commercial razor clams on the market were harvested before the Clatsop Beach closure and are also safe for consumption.
Razor clamming is still open for the Oregon Coast south of Cape Perpetua. Mussels tested below detection for domoic acid coast-wide.
For updates on shellfish toxin closures, call (800) 448-2474 or go online to oregon.gov/ODA. Click on the link titled "shellfish closures." For more information on Oregon's razor clams, visit www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/shellfish/razorclams.
Grass fire kills llamas in Douglas County
A grass fire killed three llamas and destroyed an above-ground swimming pool and hot tub Friday in the Lookingglass area of Douglas County. The blaze also threatened a home and several horses in a nearby pasture.
Fire crews from the Douglas Forest Protection Association, Lookingglass Rural Fire Department, Douglas County Fire District No. 2 and Winston Dillard Fire Department converged on the fire on Cinbar Drive at 5:45 p.m. They were assisted by the forest association's fire suppression helicopter.
The blaze burned about eight acres of grass before overtaking the llamas. One died shortly after the fire was contained. The other two were euthanized by a veterinarian veterinarian /vet·er·i·nar·i·an/ (vet?er-i-nar´e-an) a person trained and authorized to practice veterinary medicine and surgery; a doctor of veterinary medicine.
n. . The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Jury award stands, but hospital to get new trial
SEATTLE - A judge has let stand nearly $1.6 million of a $1.75 million jury award to a 26-year-old woman who said she did not give proper consent when a Centralia osteopathic os·te·op·a·thy
A system of medicine based on the theory that disturbances in the musculoskeletal system affect other bodily parts, causing many disorders that can be corrected by various manipulative techniques in conjunction with conventional doctor performed a hysterectomy hysterectomy (hĭstərĕk`təmē), surgical removal of the uterus. A hysterectomy may involve removal of the uterus only or additional removal of the cervix (base of the uterus), fallopian tubes (salpingectomy), and ovaries on her three years ago.
At the same time, King County Superior Court King County Superior Court, the largest trial court in Washington state, is based at the King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, in downtown Seattle, Washington. It also operates a juvenile facility and a Regional Justice Center in Kent, southeast of Seattle. Judge Jim Rogers granted a new trial to Providence Centralia Hospital, where the procedure was done.
In his Friday ruling, the judge said the plaintiff's lawyer, Ann Deutscher, had committed misconduct at trial.
Even though the hospital failed to object to many of Deutscher's arguments, Rogers said, ``the court concludes that many statements made in closing were so manifestly unfair that no instruction could have cured the cumulative prejudicial effect caused by them.''
Summer Goble, a mother of two, testified she was distraught over her inability to have more children.
Body of former deputy found in Idaho lake
HOPE, Idaho - A former Spokane County, Wash., sheriff's deputy and retired U.S. Marshal's Service agent was found in a submerged car in northern Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille Lake Pend Oreille is a lake in northern Idaho, with an area of 148 square miles. It is 65 miles long, and 1,150 feet deep in some regions (5th in the US). It is one of the deepest lakes in the world. , the apparent victim of an accident earlier this month.
William H. Miller, 63, had told family members on July 16 he was heading to the Clark Fork River or nearby Trestle Creek to pan for gold.
When he didn't return by July 22, relatives called police because he had a heart condition and was a diabetic - but had left home without taking his medication.