Daily Archives: August 26, 2013

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Did The NFL Put Pressure On ESPN To Divorce Frontline?

By: Richard Deitsch

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Raney Aronson-Rath woke up Friday morning to a flurry of emails and texts from friends and colleagues. It had been an eventful 24 hours for Frontline’s deputy executive producer and a somewhat sad one, too. Last Thursday afternoon, Aronson-Rath and her Frontline colleague David Fanning, the executive producer for the award-winning program, posted a note to readers on the show’s website announcing their regret over ESPN’s decision to end a collaboration between the two entities on concussion reporting that had spanned the last 15 months. The collaboration was based on Frontline’s journalism and the work of two highly-respected ESPN reporters, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, the co-authors of an upcoming book, League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth. According to the book’s description, League of Denial “reveals how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage.” Continue reading

The Same Tents That Seal Storms Out Can Seal Carbon Monoxide In

by Deborah Franklin

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Staying snug within a watertight tent as a storm rages around you is one of the joys of modern camping and modern tents.

But if the weather suddenly turns nasty on your next camping trip, or nights are just colder than you expected, don’t be tempted to bring your cook stove inside. Levels of poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) from the burning stove can build up fast. Continue reading

Sweet Cigarillos And Cigars Lure Youths To Tobacco, Critics Say


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The good news: cigarette sales are down by about a third over the past decade. Not so for little cigars and ‘cigarillos’. Their sales more than doubled over the same time period, in large part due to the growing popularity of these little cigars among teenagers and 20-somethings. Continue reading

Cops Ran Out of Free Doritos in 10 Minutes at Seattle Pot Festival

By Alexis Shaw

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On a day where free Doritos and pot aficionados join forces, it’s only obvious that people who might be suffering from the munchies would want to get their hands a little dirty with some orange-y goodness.

But when the salty, cheesy snacks are free? Forget about it. Continue reading