It is our habit and our pleasure to read books every day, but sometimes, cultural capital comes outside a binder or a box. It ripples over the bubbles on standardized tests. Tests are a given--they will always exist. But higher learning takes on myriad forms and often reveals itself in people, places and situations we least expect.
I tried to call a cab on Monday morning. But confused and fatigued, I couldn't figure out how the buttons on my phone worked. Against my better judgment, I drove myself to Planned Parenthood. They buzzed me in, pale, diapered up, and holding myself up with the counter, I begged the receptionist, "Please 'elp me. I jus wan sta bleeding."
A federal agency is preparing to release its findings after an investigation of the deadly 2008 dust explosion at a Georgia sugar refinery.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is scheduled to issue its report Thursday morning on the cause of the March 2008 explosion near Savannah that killed 14 workers and injured 36 others.
The board doesn't issue fines or sanctions, but uses its findings to make safety recommendations.
After the explosion last year, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration recommended $8.7 million in fines against the refinery's owner, Texas-based Imperial Sugar, for workplace safety violations at its plants in Georgia and Louisiana.
OSHA concluded dangerous accumulations of sugar dust in the plant exploded like gunpowder.