| October 20, 2004 -- Vol. 5, No. 42
California judge rules in
favor of fluoridation.
BOTH Portlands... Oregon
and Maine... have viewpoints on
lead. Fallout continues from
news story alleging water
utility mishandling of lead
The water's lousy but
the real problem
is.......there's not enough of
it. Creative in situ treatment of hexavalent chromium
will be tried. It's a
good thing that blue-green
algae in the Great Lakes
floats on surface.
Bottled water gets
tainted by... moldy
outbreak may see closure on legal
front but long term benefit in
Exposé: John Kerry drinks tap water.... sometimes.
Lead - Correction!
- In last week's NEWS,
we incorrectly attributed Portland, Oregon's updated
lead web page to Portland, Maine. We heard from an
alert reader in Portland, OR who said the confusion is
not unusual and that, except for a coin toss, we might
have mixed them up with Boston! (Info from
Portland, OR's city history website: In 1843,
partners Overton and Lovejoy claimed the land on the
west bank of the Willamette River. In 1845,
Overton sold his share to Pettygrove who, with Lovejoy,
decided to build a city and surveyed the land.
Previously called "The Clearing", Portland got
its name from a coin toss with Pettygrove's hometown of
Portland, Maine winning out over Lovejoy's hometown of
- And the Portland
Water District, which serves Portland, Maine and
surrounding communities, responded to the Washington
Post's criticisms of their lead program.
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is found in bottled water
(WPVI, October 14)
An excerpt from a
lengthy interview with Senator John Kerry in the NY
Times, October 10
......... Kerry and I met, ....,
in a hotel room overlooking the Ferris wheel on the
Santa Monica pier. A row of Evian water bottles had
been thoughtfully placed on a nearby table.
"Can we get any of my water?" he
I asked Kerry, out of sheer
curiosity, what he didn't like about Evian.
"I hate that stuff," Kerry
explained to me. "They pack it full of minerals."
"What kind of water do you drink?" I asked, trying
to make conversation.
"Plain old American
"You mean tap water?"
He seemed now to sense some kind
was left to imagine what was going through his
head. If I admit that I drink bottled
water, then he might say I'm out of touch with
ordinary voters. But doesn't demanding my own brand
of water seem even more aristocratic? Then again,
Evian is French -- important to stay away from
anything even remotely French.
"There are all kinds of
waters," he said finally. Pause. "Saratoga
This seemed to have exhausted his
I drink tap water," he added. (emphasis added)
(Editor's note: In the
interest of political fairness, if information
is available on what water the President drinks,
will print that also.)
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