Subject: RE: The Sidebar (today): Was country music star Luke Bryan lyin' about being rescuedfrom choking? Not even his mother will back up the story.From: Karah-Leigh Hancock (music reporter at the Athens [GA]
)Date: 11/8/2012 1:12 PMTo: Peter HeimlichI'm sorry, but I think you might be taking this thing way too far.Not because I've reported on Luke Bryan, and I'm personally a fan, but I've chocked
plenty of times on food and can't remember the exact details.Choking on food isn't illegal.
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:58:40 -0500From: Peter HeimlichTo: Karah-Leigh HancockCC: Andre Gallant, Donnie Fetter Subject: Re: The Sidebar (today): Was country music star Luke Bryan lyin' about being rescued from choking? Noteven his mother will back up the story.Dear Karah-Leigh,Thanks for your e-mail and I'm sorry to hear about your frequent choking episodes. FYI, here's the American RedCross choking rescue guidelines for conscious adults:http://www.redcross.org/flash/brr/English-html/conscious-choking.aspRe: Luke Bryan's claimed choking rescue, here's an idea. Why don't you fact-check the story? I'm just a humbleblogger, so presumably Bryan's representatives have concluded they can ignore me. Since you're a staff reporter at adaily, they may feel compelled to answer you.If the story turns out to be true, that's newsworthy and you can give deserved praise to his unidentified rescuer friend. As I reported in my previous item, I've already nominated his unknown rescuer for a Heimlich Institute Save-A-Lifeaward.*If the story turns out to be bogus, that's newsworthy, too -- even for a fan like you, right?More news pegs? Luke's a Georgian and so am I. In any event, if your paper chooses to report the story, I'm availablefor comment.Thanks again for your e-mail -- and to avoid further choking, experts recommend that you don't bite off more than youcan chew.Cheers, Peter Peter M. HeimlichDuluth, GA 30096ph: (208)474-7283website:Medfraudblog: