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Intel Briefing – July 2013



Cut cable causes community chaos.
Widespread communication outages in Mineral Wells May 29 and 30 affected emergency services, area businesses and their payment services, landline and cellular phone services, and cable services, and limited Internet access after a construction crew cut a fiber-optic cable line. Crews worked throughout the day to restore services May 30.

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NYC’s new 911 system crashes twice in 2 days: Police commissioner.
New York City’s updated 9-1-1 computer system crashed twice in its first 2 days of operation causing operators to write emergencies on pieces of paper to run to dispatcher after hundreds of computer screens were shut down. The disruptions each only lasted a few minutes but caused computers at the main call center in Brooklyn to shut down, as well as satellite terminals in others rooms where dispatchers determine where to send emergency responders.

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Arkansas investigating product from compounding pharmacy.
Federal and State health officials are investigating reports of infections among 20 patients in 3 States that received steroid injections produced by Main Street Family Pharmacy, LLC. The compounding pharmacy issued a voluntary recall of all sterile products in May and authorities are urging patients that visited clinics in 15 States where the products were distributed to contact the clinic or their regular health care provider if they are experiencing symptoms.

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Japan suspends U.S. wheat purchases after GMO discovery.
Japan has canceled its tender to buy U.S. white wheat after the discovery of a test strain of Monsanto Company’s genetically modified wheat were found on an Oregon wheat farmer’s land. Japan is the largest international buyer of U.S. wheat.

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