In other news . . .September 28, 1996
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Blood product recalled for bacterial contamination
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Pennsylvania company has recalled a blood product commonly used in dialysis treatment after the Food and Drug Administration investigated two claims of patients contracting blood poisoning from the product.
Centeon of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is recalling about 17,000 vials of albumin sold under the brand name Albuminar. The albumin was apparently contained in one lot distributed in June, and was contaminated with the bacterium Enterobacter cloacae.
The two patients who contracted blood poisoning -- one in Kansas and one in Wisconsin -- both survived.
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Jewell's attorney comments on FBI polygraph offer
ATLANTA (CNN) -- An attorney for the former security guard who is under investigation for the Olympic Park bombing said Friday his client might take an FBI polygraph test if the federal agency shows "credible evidence" why he is still a suspect.
Attorney Lin Wood said he has seen no evidence linking Richard Jewell to the July 27 bomb blast that killed one person and injured 110.
A top government source told CNN that the FBI would rule out Jewell as a suspect if he passed an FBI polygraph test. Jewell's attorneys say he has already passed a test given by a former FBI polygraph expert hired by his attorneys.
Judge throws out abortion restrictions
JACKSON, Mississippi (CNN) -- U.S. District Judge William H. Barbour Jr. has ruled that a dozen Mississippi abortion regulations -- most aimed at doctors who perform abortions and clinics where they are performed -- were an unconstitutional burden on women seeking abortions.
The judge left intact two sections of the law -- that doctors who perform 100 or more abortions per year must both license their practices as abortion clinics and hire a registered nurse. But he issued a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of other sections, such as those requiring at least five restrooms in clinics and separate locker rooms for nurses and doctors.
'Hollywood Madam' jailed for alleged drug use
LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Heidi Fleiss, the "Hollywood Madam" awaiting sentencing for laundering profits of her alleged prostitution ring, was jailed late Friday for allegedly using drugs.
Authorities said that Fleiss failed a drug test, required as part of a bail agreement. It was the second time since her 1994 conviction that Fleiss has been jailed under similar circumstances.
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