E. coli in water sickens 11 campers

The Weber-Morgan Health Department said today that E. coli has been found in the water of the Ogden Valley summer camp where 11 girls got sick.

Department spokeswoman Lori Buttars said "we received the confirmations of our tests today, and we found E. coli bacteria in the kitchen water and spigots at Camp Shawnee and Camp Ben Lomond, so we are in the process of working with them to fix that situation, and in the meantime people who go there will need to bring in their own water and use it for everything."

The girls got sick after spending Aug. 2 to 5 at Camp Shawnee. They were part of a group of 45. The girls complained of severe abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea.

The story does not say what strain of E. coli was involved but a previous story noted a shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) was involved in the ollnesses.

Camp Shawnee and Camp Ben Lomond are girls and boys camps respectively.

They are located near Eden and share a common water system. The camps are owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

N.Y. students suspended for raw-meat hazing

These girls probably failed biology.

The existing members of the girls’ varsity soccer team at a high school in Lewiston, New York thought they would say hello and congratulations by hurling raw meat at the new team members and covering their hair in flour and eggs.

Besides being a waste of perfectly good meat, the risks of cross-contamination with E. coli or Salmonella or something is fairly large.

Lewiston is about 25 miles north of Buffalo.

Three California KFC employees take a dip in restaurant’s sink

Don’t slaughter goats in the restaurant kitchen; don’t moon drive-through customers at the Dairy Queen, and don’t make your girls gone wild demo tape in the commercial dishwashing sink at the KFC where you work.

Three Anderson, California girls (right) decided to go for a dip in the sink at the local Kentucky Fried Chicken, and one of the girls thought only her close friends who would never tell would see the pics so she decided to share on MySpace.

The Redding Record Searchlight reports the photos had been filed under a gallery called “KFC moments.” Captions for the photos included “haha KFC showers!” and “haha we turned on the jets.” …

Although the pictures were available to the public earlier today, all of the photos on the girl’s site were restricted to private viewers tonight.