Norovirus at the hotel California

As I gracefully age, I realize a few truths: my brain can’t take any more hits to the head, my childhood buddy Wayne will always be a better hockey player than me, and the Eagles suck.

I had one of those grade 10 English teachers who made us analyze contemporary music lyrics as poetry so he and his beard could sleep while students offered daft analysis (and lesbian seagull played while we meditated).

Some kid did Hotel California and got an A. I did Led Zeppelin’s Kasmir because it went on forever and meant nothing.

I got a D.

Adam Racusin of 10 News reports a group of people in the health care industry are suing the world famous Hotel del Coronado.

A lawsuit filed last week claims nearly 90 people got sick after attending a dining event at the hotel.

According to the suit, several of the attendees were confirmed to have been infected with norovirus.

The suit claims “an investigation by the California Department of Public Health confirmed that the source of the norovirus outbreak was a dessert table containing food items that were prepared, served, and monitored by defendants in accordance with the contract between Defendants and Healthgrades.”

The dining event was part of a three-day symposium sponsored by Healthgrades, an online site for information about physicians and hospitals.

220 inmates sick at Arizona prison

Winslow, Arizona, famous for one of the few Eagles songs I can stand and where Starman Jeff Bridges had to be to return to his planet, is now notable for hundreds of inmates sickened at a state prison.

starman.winslowThe department says lab samples are being sent out to determine why 220 inmates in the Winslow prison complex’s Kaibab and Coronado units have had gastrointestinal illness.

According to the department, the stricken inmates are receiving medical care and being monitored.

It also says precautions being taken include having inmate meals prepared off-site and sanitizing the two units with a bleach solution.

Paging Stephen Colbert

At least 20 bald eagles reportedly died in Kodiak, Alaska, after becoming mired in a truckload of fish guts.

The Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News reported Saturday that about 50 eagles descended on the uncovered truck Friday when it left a garage at the Ocean Beauty Seafoods plant.

Federal wildlife officials said that while gorging themselves, the birds pushed each other into the heavy, thick, goo and were drowned, buried and crushed.

The incident took only minutes and factory officials moved the truck back inside once they saw what was happening, the Daily News reported.