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Poisonous soup maker banned from care facilities
LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say a California woman who served poisonous mushrooms to residents of an elder-care home has been barred from working in such facilities.
The Department of Social Services said Thursday that Lilia Tirdea of Citrus Heights can no longer work in licensed care facilities. She has 15 days to appeal the decision.
The department says the owner of the Golden Age Villa had told Tirdea to serve only store-bought food.
Tirdea told investigators she didn't know the mushrooms she found growing in the backyard of the Loomis facility were poisonous. Four people died, and Tirdea and another resident fell ill after eating soup she made from the fungi.
Tirdea could not immediately be reached for comment. The report says she still is ill and hasn't returned to work since the Nov. 8 incident.
Posted: Sunday, December 2 2012, 11:41 AM CST
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Teen in devastated Okla. town handing out hugs
May 25, 2013 02:26 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- The people of the Oklahoma town where a deadly tornado struck could use just about everything -- cleaning supplies, food, water, shelter.
Thirteen-year-old Halle Carr thought residents of her hometown could also use a hug after the twister Monday that killed 24 people in Moore.
Halle has been standing on a corner with a white sign that reads: "Need a hug? I am here!" And people are taking her up on the offer.
On Friday, people in work trucks, cars and vans loaded with belongings rolled down their windows and reached out their arms to the girl. Some shouted words of encouragement.
Halle said it makes her feel good to spread a little cheer. She said she'll come out every day, as long as she thinks she's needed.
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