Health problems associated with power outage in NW


About 100 people have been poisoned by carbon monoxide produced by generators and charcoal grills used for warmth and light during the widespread power outages caused by a major storm in western Washington state.

One man died of inhaling the colorless, odorless gas. At least six other people were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning in Oregon.

“We’re dealing with a carbon-monoxide epidemic in western Washington,” said Dr. Neil Hampson of Virginia Mason Medical Center, which treated more than 55 people in its hyperbaric chamber, where pressure is used to force oxygen into the blood.

“This has the potential to be the worst case of carbon-monoxide poisoning in the country,” Hampson said.

The region’s worst windstorm in more than a decade struck on Thursday, knocking out power to more than 1.5 million homes and businesses. more

Cowboys 38, Falcons 28

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Michael Vick was hot after a slow start.  Tony Romo had bounced back from being roasted by the New Orleans Saints.  It was a great offensive battle.  I guess the operative word was offensive.  The Dallas Cowboys are suppose to have defense.  Over the last several years while our offensive was trying to find its way the defense was solid.  Well, the Dallas Cowboy’s defense was about as solid as quicksand Saturday night.  The difference in the game was just a couple of plays late in the 3rd and early in the 4th quarter.  The Dallas defense made a few plays and stopped Atlanta.  The Falcons didn’t really ever stopped the Cowboys.  That was the difference. 

If the Cowboys are going get past the Eagles next week, they have to fix their pass defense.  It is that simple.