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October 16, 2014

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Happy Thursday.

Silly season starts for Ebola reax in the United States:

Two schools in the Solon School District in suburban Cleveland are closed Thursday as a precaution because a staffer "traveled home from Dallas on Frontier Airlines Tuesday on a different flight, but perhaps the same aircraft," as Vinson, the school district said in a statement.

"Although we believe what the science community and public health officials are telling us about the low risk of possible transmission of the virus through indirect contact, we are nonetheless taking the unusual step of closing the dual school building for Thursday so that we can have the schools cleaned and disinfected," the statement said.

A different flight, perhaps the same aircraft. This staffer went home Tuesday night from the airport, then went to the school yesterday, where . . . what? They possibly brought something that had live virus that they had unknowingly picked up on the maybe-Ebola plane on Tuesday that now needs to be disinfected?


In election news, Gawker sports blog Deadspin really screwed up a hit job on the next GOP senator fom Colorado, Cory Gardner.

In the Massachusetts 6th, GOP candidate Richard Tisei has a slight lead in the latest polling and one of the Democratic runner-ups from the primary has endorsed him over the Democratic candidate.


ExJon, a former nuke, writes about the news that Lockheed Martin may have figured out how to make fusion power economical.


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