In past posts we reported on the case of a wrongful death suit against Florida A&M University stemming from the hazing death of a drum major. It was a truly sad situation of fraternity initiation activities gone horribly wrong.
The National Football league is dealing with its second tragedy in as many weeks as an auto accident claimed the life of one of its players while another is facing serious criminal charges. Jerry Brown of the Dallas Cowboys was killed when the car he was riding in, driven by teammate Josh Brent reportedly hit a curb and flipped over, landing on its roof.
The dust clouds that emanate from trucks and busses in rural North Dakota may not seem harmful, but a recent study published in the July issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that these clouds may have high levels of erionite, a mineral that can cause mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer linked to continued asbestos exposure.