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PDF of today's Seattle Times front page

Blacks disproportionately fined for public pot use

Employment Security layoffs

Woman gets life for Northwest crime rampage

Report: Microsoft layoffs Thursday   18K

I-90 closures ahead: Eastside drivers might want to just stay home

Senate GOP blocks Patty Murray’s contraception coverage bill

It’s hot, it’s dry, so keep your butts in your caradd to reading list

Analysts predict Microsoft layoffs by July 22ndadd to reading list      

Casey Kasem’s body still in Wash. morgueadd to reading list

Start time for Huskies’ opener at Hawaii pushed back

Raise for City Light CEO zapped

The Truth About Coconut Water


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WebMD Expert Column

Low in calories, naturally fat- and cholesterol free, more potassium than four bananas, and super hydrating – these are just a few of the many benefits ascribed to America’s latest health craze: coconut water.

Dubbed “Mother Nature’s sports drink” by marketers, the demand is skyrocketing, propelled by celebrity and athlete endorsements and promises to hydrate the body and help with a whole host of conditions, from hangovers to cancer and kidney stones.

But is coconut water capable of delivering on all the promises or is it hype?

What Is Coconut Water?

Naturally refreshing, coconut water has a sweet, nutty taste. It contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes. Not to be confused with high-fat coconut milk or oil, coconut water is a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts.

It has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink. Ounce per ounce, most unflavored coconut water contains 5.45 calories, 1.3 grams sugar, 61 milligrams (mg) of potassium, and 5.45 mg of sodium compared to Gatorade, which has 6.25 calories, 1.75 grams of sugar, 3.75 mg of potassium, and 13.75 mg of sodium.

Better Than Some Sugary Drinks

Coconut water has less sugar than many sports drinks and much less sugar than sodas and some fruit juices. Plain coconut water could be a better choice for adults and kids looking for a beverage that is less sweet. But don’t overdo it, says Lillian Cheung, DSc, RD, of Harvard School of Public Health. “One 11-ounce container has 60 calories and if you drink several in one day, the calories can add up quickly,” Cheung says.

Cheung, co-author of Savor Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, suggests being mindful about beverage choices and reading labels to choose plain coconut water and avoid those with added sugar or juices, which are no different from other sugary beverages.

david young, republican


running against staci appel, Democratic Party

 

As Chief of Staff for Senator Grassley, David worked day in and day out on behalf of Iowans. He listened to their concerns, developed solutions, and navigated the federal bureaucracy to get results.

 

Like his friend and mentor, Chuck Grassley, David believes in a government that works for people.  Public service is about helping your fellow man.

David Young has already set his sights on ending Social Security’s promise, saying that the Ryan budget didn’t go far enough and that benefit cuts, increasing taxes on benefits and increasing the retirement age are all on the table. Our seniors can’t afford David Young, we must respond now!

David Young is so extreme that 85% of his own party’s primary voters rejected him just a few weeks ago. With the Tea Party once again flexing its muscle in Iowa’s primary contests, our response is critical.

  • Zero Based Budgeting – this solution simply means that each year, the funding level for all government programs and agencies will begin at $0.  This is a better budgeting practice than giving every program the same amount as last year, plus a raise.
  • Sunset Legislation – attaching a sunset clause to every law enacted by Congress means policies will no longer outlive their usefulness.  When the sunset date arrives, Congress will examine the program anew and determine if it should continue for another finite period of time.
  • Full Federal Audit – the budget of every government department and agency should undergo a thorough outside audit to ensure taxpayer funds are being used in the most effective manner possible.
  • Flatter, Fairer, Simpler Tax Code – the current U.S. tax code is 74,000 pages long.  Giving a percentage of your income to fund the government should not require us to hire professional assistance.  Additionally, the longer the code the more loopholes exist and the more opportunity there is to skirt the system and engage in fraudulent activity.
  • Balanced Budget Amendment – it is often said states are the test tubes of democracy.  The concept here is simple:  never spend more money than you have revenue.  In Iowa, this concept is just common sense.
  • Full Repeal of Obamacare – The disastrous rollout of government run Obamacare is the prophetic announcement of the real mess to come.  Trying to fix our health care system via a top-down approach, will never improve a broken system.  All Americans deserve the benefits of lower health care prices, better access to providers, and less government spending.

 

 

Resource: his website , internet

 

FDA/USDA ~ Recalls Alerts … July 2014


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07/25/2014 02:36 PM EDT Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

 

Texas Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Products for Possible Listeria Contamination
Great American Marketing, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 475 pounds of FSIS and FDA-regulated, ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

 

07/24/2014 08:41 PM EDT LION PAVILION LTD. of Maspeth, NY is recalling Tasty Peach Slices because it contains undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
07/23/2014 09:22 PM EDT  Whole Foods Market has recalled made-in-store items prepared with organic and conventional stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines, and plums from Wawona Packing Co. because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. While no illnesses have been reported to-date, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
07/23/2014 05:58 PM EDT
Earth Circle Organics, (River Canyon Retreat, Inc., dba) has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

 

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Sausage Product Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
A facility doing business as Sara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wis., is recalling approximately 82,440 pounds of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen

 

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 044-2014, California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination (Jul 12, 2014).

 

07/21/2014 09:57 AM EDT American Health Packaging (Columbus, OH) has voluntarily recalled Lot #142588, Expiration Date, 01/2016 of Ibuprofen Tablets, USP, 600 mg, in a hospital unit dose presentation that may contain individual blistered doses labeled as Oxcarbazepine Tablets, 300 mg, lot #142544.
07/20/2014 05:53 PM EDT
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several in-store baked desserts that may contain fresh peaches, nectarines, and/or plums. The fruit was supplied by California-based Wawona Packing Company, which issued a voluntary recall when routine testing by the company showed potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes
07/20/2014 12:10 PM EDT
Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled.
07/19/2014 02:04 PM EDT Whole Foods Market is recalling ‘Chocolate Chewies’ produced and sold in the Hyannis, Massachusetts location due to an undeclared tree nut allergen. The product was sold in the store between Sunday, July 13, 2014 and Friday, July 18, 2014 in clear, clamshell packaging and has a Use By date of: 7/18/14.

 

North Carolina Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen
B. Roberts Foods, a Charlotte, N.C., establishment, is recalling approximately 202 pounds of individual serving grilled chicken entrées due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.  The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

 

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 044-2014, California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination (Jul 12, 2014).

 

. Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 046-2014, North Carolina Firm Recalls Grilled Chicken Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen (Jul 18, 2014).

 

07/17/2014 03:40 PM EDT

Mars Food North America is voluntarily recalling two Lot Codes of UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots & Corn pouch product, representing less than 2,000 cases. Some pouches in these lot codes were filled with a different product that contains barley, a non-wheat source of gluten, which is not declared on the product packaging.

 

07/16/2014 11:25 AM EDT King of Pops of Charleston, SC is recalling mislabeled banana puddin’ pops and keylime pie pops because they may contain milk, wheat, egg, and/or soy some of which is undeclared on the label.

 

07/11/2014 09:59 PM EDT

July 11, 2014- White & Blue Lion, Inc. in the City of Industry, CA is recalling all lots of tattoo Inks and tattoo needles due to pathogenic bacterial contamination. Use of these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. The recall includes all tattoo inks, tattoo needles, and tattoo kits distributed by White & Blue Lion including the ones specifically listed below:

 

California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination

Foster Farms, a Fresno, Calif., establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Heidelberg.

 

07/10/2014 06:20 PM EDT

Charles Products, Inc. (CPI) announced today that it is voluntarily recalling shot and pint glasses identified below sold exclusively through M&M’S World retail stores in New York, Las Vegas, Orlando and London.

 

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 044-2014, California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination (Jul 4, 2014).

 

07/08/2014 06:37 PM EDT ~ Whole Foods Market is recalling mini 4oz. containers of pre-packaged Caesar salad and Mesclun Goat Cheese salad sold in stores on July 8,, 2014 throughout New York, New Jersey (Excluding Princeton, Cherry Hill and Marlton) and Connecticut (Excluding Glastonbury, West Hartford and Bishop’s Corner) due to mislabeling and a resulting undeclared allergen of fish and egg (Caesar) and tree nuts (Mesclun Goat Cheese). The product has a Sell by date of: 7/11/14.
07/08/2014 04:16 PM EDT  Vascular Solutions, Inc. initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of Langston dual lumen catheters used in catheterization procedures. The Langston dual lumen catheter is indicated for delivery of contrast medium in angiographic studies and for simultaneous pressure measurement from two sites.

 

Updated information is now available. A list of retail consignees has been posted for recall 045-2014, Nevada Firm Recalls Chicken Products That Were Produced Without Fully Implementing a Ready-To-Eat HACCP Plan (Jul 4, 2014).

 

 Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for recall  044-2014, California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination (Jul 4, 2014).
07/07/2014 01:41 PM EDT  ConvaTec has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified the company’s recently initiated voluntary global recall of Flexi-Seal™ CONTROL Fecal Management System (FMS) as a Class I recall.

 

California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination

Foster Farms, a Fresno, Calif., establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Heidelberg.

 

Nevada Firm Recalls Chicken Products That Were Produced Without Fully Implementing a Ready-To-Eat Haccp Plan

Kanani Foods, a Las Vegas, Nev. establishment, is recalling approximately 59 pounds of various chicken products because the products were not produced under a fully implemented Ready-To-Eat Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan.

 

California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination

Foster Farms, a Fresno, Calif., establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Heidelberg

 

Updated information is now available. An updated list of retail consignees has been posted for the following:

  • Recall 043-2014, Texas Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination (July 3, 2014).
  • Recall 044-2014, California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Heidelberg Contamination (July 3, 2014).

Texas Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination  HEB Meat Processing, a San Antonio, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 75,465 pounds of various fresh beef products because they may be contaminated with foreign materials

07/01/2014 08:33 PM EDT
Oriya Organics, LLC is voluntarily recalling Oriya Organics Superfood Protein Medley which contain Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.
07/02/2014 02:48 PM EDT
Minneapolis, Minn., – 1 July 2014 – Cargill’s animal nutrition business today announced a voluntary recall of its Nutrena NatureWise meatbird feed due to excess levels of sodium. Sodium is an essential nutrient for poultry.

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