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Archive for October 18th, 2014

NEW: WHO won’t discuss Ebola mistakes document

Posted by wlpo on October 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) – The World Health Organization says it won’t explain details contained in an internal document obtained by The Associated Press in which the U.N. health agency said it fumbled early attempts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

In the draft document that wasn’t released publicly, WHO blamed numerous factors for the Ebola epidemic, including incompetent staff, bureaucracy and a lack of reliable information.

In a statement Saturday, WHO says it won’t “do interviews or explain details on this document until it is completed.” The health agency said it “believes in transparency and accountability and will release this review when it is fact-checked.”

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Special basketball game to benefit Peru Fire Department

Posted by wlpo on October 18, 2014

Can firefighters jump? You’ll find out Sunday when members of the Peru Fire Department and others take on the Harlem Ambassadors in basketball.  It’s fundraiser for the Peru Fire Department and is sponsored by the Peru Lions Club.

If you would like to cheer for your team, tickets are $10 at the door. The doors open at 2:15pm. The game starts at 3pm in at Parkside School in Peru.

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Illinois Valley included in Frost Advisory

Posted by wlpo on October 18, 2014

It’s time to bring your plants inside for the season. Frost is expected to develop overnight according to the National Weather Service.  They’ve issued a Frost Advisory from 3am-9am Sunday. The frost could kill or damage plants.

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