Friday, December 20, 2013
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Testing for tuberculosis will continue at Indio High School after one student was diagnosed with the illness last month. Riverside County health officials say more than 130 students were tested for the illness on Monday and 45 tested positive for possible exposure. Follow-up X-rays showed five students needed further examination. Those students were sent home yesterday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld has set up a website and posted newspaper ads after a critical documentary inspired eight musical acts to cancel performances at the company's Orlando marine park. SeaWorld posted the ad today in the San Diego Union-Tribune six other papers. The ads describe SeaWorld as an advocate for animals and detail its efforts to rescue and care for marine animals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An animal rights group has sued UCLA for refusing to release records on its use of primates in lab experiments. The group Stop Animal Exploitation Now says it group wants records about primates used in drug-testing and other research that have died since January 2012. The university says its policy about releasing information is legal and balances the public's right to information with the need to protect scientists.
MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a student who spurred a lockdown with a threatening note at a Ventura County high school killed himself by stepping in front of a train. Ventura County sheriff's deputies say Moorpark High School was locked down for more than two hours yesterday. The Ventura County Star reports authorities say the student died during the lockdown.