Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Congratulations to the Franklin Police Department for their recent sobriety checkpoint and their work to bring Millie Webb's story to the public. Congratulations to the Tennessean and it's writer Charles Pulliam for outstanding coverage of the story. Millie was crushed and burned 41 years ago. She lost her 4 year old daughter and 19 month old nephew. She was 7 months pregnant and her daughter, Kara, was born prematurely and blind. Millie has spent the last 41 years either in hospitals or fighting against impaired driving. She worked with President Clinton to lower the BAC levels for per se DUI to .08 nationally. She keeps working to save lives and prevent others from having to suffer the way she has suffered.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I, like so many others, was shocked and stunned to hear that Judge Bob Moon in Chattanooga passed away from a sudden heart attack. Judge Moon was a devoted, hard working Judge, who handled massive dockets every week. He was such a fixture in Chattanooga that everyone took for granted that he would be there for another decade. Judge Moon was very active in supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs in Chattanooga. He was also an avid outdoorsman. The picture shows him speaking about Deputy Don Bond, who was killed serving Hamilton County in 2003. Rest in peace Judge Moon. You will be missed.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
The following article appeared on wwltv.com in New Orleans
'Bath salts' street drug source of flesh eating bacteria
Posted on January 12, 2012 at 1:28 PM
Chelsea Gaudin / Eyewitness News
NEW ORLEANS – An injection of the street drug known as “bath salts” is the newest source of a flesh eating infection, according to the LSU Health Sciences Center.
It is hard to diagnose because a majority of the damage rages below the surface of the skin.“As ‘bath salts’ gain popularity, medical centers of all disciplines must be prepared to identify not only the signs of intoxication, but the potential side effects including deadly necrotizing fasciitis,” noted Dr. Russell R. Russo.
A woman, 34, came to the emergency room complaining of a pain in her forearm. Doctors did not realize it was due to a “bath salt” injection until rapidly progressing redness, skin sloughing, and drainage occurred. She immediately went under surgery, in which doctors said that the infection moved so fast, healthy tissue was dying before their eyes. They had to continuously remove tissue until they reached a clear margin, however, the patients arm, shoulder and collarbone had to be amputated.
“Despite the drug’s legal status, it must be treated as illicit, and one must be suspicious when examining a patient with this clinical history because the diagnosis of flesh-eating bacteria can masquerade as abscesses and cellulitis,” says Dr. Russo.
This particular bacteria has a rapid timeline to tissue destruction and lose of life, according to LSUHSC.
The best treatment comes in the form a a swift diagnosis and extensive surgery.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Kristopher Colbert, 25, regrets his actions now. On the night of the crash he was not thinking about meeting 6 year old Emily Mills when he got behind the wheel inebriated. In fact three people tried to stop him from driving.
Read about this tragedy in the Clarksville Leaf Chricle at:
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Tips for Safe Winter Driving on Tennessee Roads
Staying safe requires drivers to examine habits and make weather-related changes. According toTDOT, the key to winter driving safety is simple - slow down! The slow and cautious approach applies to almost everything - accelerating, braking, merging, approaching intersections, bridges and off-ramps. In addition:
- Give yourself some space. It's harder to stop on slick roads, so don't drive too close to the car in front of you.
- Brake slowly and carefully when you need to, but never drive so fast or close that you need to slam on the brakes.
- Forget the cruise control. Instead, stay alert and ready to respond quickly to changing conditions.
- Stay away from the snow plow. Drivers often have limited visibility so driving too close may be dangerous. If you stay behind the plow, the road is much safer. If you must pass, use caution.
- Clear all snow from your vehicle to improve visibility - for you and other drivers.
- Wear your seatbelt.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
One great nuggett of information recieved is that the TBI lab now has a catalog showing what drugs are in the various synthetic packages. They have about 275 different products identified. Great job TBI.
It is ridiculous the way these poisons are being marketed. Joe Camel was blamed for kids becoming addicted to tobacco. How come these producers aren't called to task for using Scooby Doo and many other cartoon charactors to get kids to try these dangerous drugs? They have names like "Happy Plant Food, Bang Bang Love Gun, Magic Dragon, Mad Monkey, Sprinkles, Green Ghost and Dragon's Eye".
I guess they haven't been hit by the Product's Liability laws, because so many are produced in China.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Thanks to Lexington, Kentucky Commonwealth Attorney, Ray Larsen, for publishing this in his newsletter. Read about it at: