A man filed a lawsuit for 100-thousand-dollars against a Chicago restaurant Monday, claiming that it served him uncooked fish, resulting in his illness. The man said he got a 9-foot tapeworm after eating salmon salad at Shaws Crab House in 2006. The Vice President of Food Safety for the restaurants parent company said a thorough investigation was completed and that the restaurant was not the source of the tapeworm-causing illness.
Reports on the number of Americans included on the Terrorist Screening Database are inconsistent. The American Civil Liberties Union says more than 1-million-names were added to the list since September 11th, while the FBI claims there are about 400-thousand people on the list and about 95-percent of listees are not US-citizens. In addition to the FBI, TSA does not allow airlines to confirm any names on the list, however, it recommends misidentified passengers submit completed Department of Homeland Security paperwork. TSA plans to cut-down on the misidentification's by implementing the Secure Flight Program in January 2009.
And a 30-year-old woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing the identity of a South Carolina woman who has been missing since 1999. The Montana woman, Elizabeth Reed, said in a South Carolina court that she used the stolen identity to get into Columbia University. Investigators said they do not believe Reed was involved in the disappearance, however, they suspect that she used 6-different identities from early-2001. Reed said she used the fake-identities to escape a painful past, and she now faces up to 47-years in prison and 1-million-dollars in charges.
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