Chicken plant closes again after cockroach cleanup
LIVINGSTON — ACalifornia chick-en farm that reopened over the week-end after it was shut because of a cock-roach infestation says it’s “voluntari-ly and temporarily” suspending oper-ations again.Foster Farms said Sunday it wasclosing the plant in Livingston forseveral days so it can properly imple-ment new food safety measures. Thecompany said in a statement it is“exercising vigilance” and dedicatingadditional time to ensure its preventa-tive plan is realized.Work had resumed Saturday afterFoster Farms announced it met thedemands of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’by performing a thoroughcleanup and treatment of the plant.The company says no chicken productwas affected.The USDAsaid in a statement that itlifted its suspension and ofﬁcials willmonitor the plant once it reopens.The plant closed Jan. 8 wheninspectors found the cockroaches onfive separate occasions in variousparts of the plant over four months.That closure came three months afterinspectors threatened a shutdownbecause of salmonella problems at theLivingston plant and two FosterFarms sites in Fresno.Those facilities stayed open as thecompany agreed to improve safe-guards. It issued no recalls of productsand instead advised consumers to han-dle chicken properly and to cook itthoroughly. The company said in its statementSunday that maintenance workers willremain on the job during the volun-tary closure. Other workers will becalled back once full operationsresume. The company also said it has tem-porarily shifted production to itsother plants in California’s CentralValley. Foster Farms spokeswomanKarmina Zaﬁro declined to elaborateon the statement.
Arson fires have San Jose neighborhood on alert
SAN JOSE — San Jose residentsremained on high alert Monday asauthorities search for a serial arsonistthey believe is responsible for nearlya dozen fires in the city within aweek. The ﬁre department has reported 13ﬁres near downtown since Wednesday— 11 of them determined to be arson.The blazes usually occur during theearly morning hours. Three ﬁres alonewere set early Sunday. The targets have included homes andbusinesses and a church that wasstruck twice. More than 100 ﬁreﬁght-ers battled a massive 5-alarm blaze ata large vacant warehouse nearHighway 101 on Thursday thatdelayed the morning commute andclosed two nearby schools for the day.No injuries have been reported. Authorities have released a sketchof a person of interest in the case.Surveillance footage obtained byKTVU-TVshows a man matching thatdescription starting a ﬁre on the porchof a home.“When you see someone who isthere who shouldn’t be there, actingsuspicious, going into peoples’drive-ways, knowing that they shouldn’t bethere — that is something you shouldreport,” San Jose Fire Capt. CleoDoss told reporters Monday.Residents in one area have taken topatrolling the neighborhood them-selves. San Jose Fire Capt. RobertBrown said Monday that residentshave been doing a better job of keep-ing the areas around their homes lit.“There is a serious problem here inSan Jose of someone who is destroy-ing homes, and it’s hurting everyonein San Jose,” resident John Padillatold KTVU.Ben Rodriguez told the station hehad been awake all night keepingwatch.“This has felt really personal tome,” Rodriguez said. “Whoever isdoing this is just trying to tear thisneighborhood up.”The local ﬁre union is also helpingout. They’ve put up a $10,000 rewardfor information that will lead to thesuspect’s arrest and conviction.
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This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Former ﬁrst lady Jacqueline Kennedy,in a brief televised address, thankedAmericans for their condolences andmessages of support following theassassination of her husband,President John F. Kennedy, nearlytwo months earlier.
“If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly ﬁnd fault with,you will not do much.”
— Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ,English author (1832-1898)
Rapper-actor LLCool J is 46.Singer,musicianDave Grohl is 45.
Revelers take to the streets during a carnival in the village of Vevcani,106 miles from the Macedonian capital of Skopje.Vevcani village marks the Orthodox St.Vasilij Day annually with a carnival that features a 1,400-year-old celebration with paganroots.The highlights of the carnival include a political satire where masked villagers act out current events.
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the United States ratiﬁed a peace treaty withEngland, ending the Revolutionary War.
, the Treaty of Kiel ended hostilities betweenDenmark and Sweden, with Denmark agreeing to cedeNorway to Sweden, something Norway refused to accept.
, Puccini’s opera “Tosca” had its world premiere inRome.
, Ford Motor Co. greatly improved its assembly-line operation by employing an endless chain to pull eachchassis along at its Highland Park plant.
, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British PrimeMinister Winston Churchill and French General Charles deGaulle opened a wartime conference in Casablanca.
, NBC’s “Today” show premiered, with DaveGarroway as the host, or “communicator.”
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were marriedat San Francisco City Hall. (The marriage, however, lastedonly about nine months.)
, George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with the pledge, “Segregation today, segregationtomorrow, segregation forever!” — a view Wallace laterrepudiated. Sylvia Plath’s novel “The Bell Jar” was pub-lished in London under the pen name “Victoria Lucas,” lessthan a month before Plath committed suicide.
, 27 people aboard the aircraft carrier USSEnterprise, off Hawaii, were killed when a rocket warheadexploded, setting off a ﬁre and additional explosions.
, Diana Ross and the Supremes performed their lastconcert together, at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.
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(Answers tomorrow)PIANO GRIPE FAMILYMIFFEDYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The imitation Velcro was a — RIP-OFFNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
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Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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