Daily Archives: May 7, 2013

Missing women are free now

The account of the three mission women being recued yesterday in Cleveland is incredible. Amanda Berry (right in photo), who was kidnapped 10 years ago, was able to scream for help, and a neighbor kicked in the door of the house where the women had been held captive. She then called 911, telling the dispatcher: “I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years and I’m, I’m here, I’m free now.” Police found the two other women in the house.  The owner of that house and his two brothers have been arrested.

Whistleblowers will contradict officials on Benghazi

Benghazi will be back in the news this week, as a U.S. House committee will hold more hearings on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya. Testimony by State Department whistleblowers is expected to contradict some earlier accounts by Obama administration officials. For example, Gregory Hicks, the deputy The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, maintains that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly to Benghazi during the attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa, CBS News reported.

Roberts right about needing to regulate compounding

Good for Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., for leading an effort to provide more oversight of pharmacy compounding, which now is mostly unregulated. Roberts has been working for more than 10 years to strengthen regulations regarding the mixing of medications, but the issue received more urgency after dozens of people died last year from an outbreak of spinal meningitis linked to contaminated steroid injections prepared by a compounding company in Massachusetts. “It really is unfortunate that 53 people have to die and 700 get sick before we have the will to do this,” Roberts said. Though Roberts is normally leery of more regulations, he recognizes that this is needed for public safety. “We just have to get it done,” he said. He’s right.