Monthly Archives: July 2011

Six Injured in Boat Explosion on Smith Mountain Lake

Six people aboard a 31-year-old cabin cruiser suffered injuries from an explosion caused by a gasoline leak in the stern.  On Saturday, gasoline vapors sparked by the boats engine caused the boat to catch fire. Sargent Karl Marting, a conservation … Continue reading

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New Study Suggests Avoiding Hospitals in July

There is a new study that suggests it is dangerous or even deadly to seek hospital care during the month of July. The study reports that more patients receive poor quality care with serious consequences, even death, at teaching hospitals … Continue reading

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Adventure Playsets Recalls Swingsets

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Adventure Playsets has recalled about 240,000 swing sets due to a fall hazard.  The wood in the posts of the fort section on the swing sets can rot, causing weakening and … Continue reading

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