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President Obama pledged support for health care and aid workers in West Africa yesterday, saying new rules for monitoring them for Ebola once they return to the United States would be ‘sensible and based on science.’
We’ve officially arrived at the point where people need to be told taking ‘selfies’ with bears is a bad idea. That’s according to officials with the U.S. Forest Service in charge of maintaining the popular Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe.
The creek is the site of a spectacular annual run of kokanee salmon, which also attracts hungry bears. And lately it’s also attracting lots of smart phone-wielding photographers desperate for unique social media profile photos. ‘We’ve had mobs of people that are actually rushing toward the bears trying to get a ‘selfie’ photo,’ said Lisa Herron, spokesperson for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.
It was a tough day at Fort Hood yesterday. Fort Hood announced that they have issued reduction-in-force letters to 126 employees.
About 3000 people in the Elgin area are without power. It’s supposed to back up later this morning.
On Wednesday the state’s biggest school based flu vaccine program kicks off in Pflugerville. The goal is to get elementary students at 55 schools the flu shot for free. Elementary schools in Pflugerville, Taylor, Manor, and Hays counties as well as 12 elementary schools in Austin have been selected for a new pilot program that will study if getting kids vaccinated against the flu keeps them healthier during the school year.