Hospitals in the Area Have Not Been Affected by the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

As of October 24, 2012, hospitals in the area have not been affected by the fungal meningitis outbreak that has now infected 308 people across 17 states and has left 23 dead, but they are not taking any chances. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Belleville Memorial Hospital are contacting patients who received a drug that the FDA and CDC linked to the national fungal meningitis outbreak. Mercy Hospitals are not linked to the New England Compounding Center which is the facility responsible for the outbreak according to spokesperson Bethany Pope. According to a hospital spokesperson neither Barnes-Jewish Hospital not Washington University School of Medicine had purchased any products from the manufacturer. In a statement from St. Louis University Hospital, they said they also do not use the products from the New England Compounding Center.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Ross Seitter with the Washington Senior American Legion Baseball Team. Seitter's batting average is .355 with an on-base percentage of .481. He is second on the team in stolen bases with 16 and he hasn't been thrown out this year. Ross bats second in the lineup with 26 rbi's and 45 runs scored.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 8 hours ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 34 min ago

Washington Post 218 will play in the Central Plains Regional in Bismarck, North Dakota Wednesday afternoon. Washington will go up against Eden Prairie, Minnesota at 1:00. The game will be carried live on KLPW-AM 1220 through Lincoln Metro Sports out of Nebraska. Post 218 is 35-5 going in.