Weekly Daily Brickbats Archive 2009 April 29-31

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Bombs Away

A 102-pound artillery shell slammed into the trees behind Kathy and Rich Nelson's home in central Minnesota. They immediately called Camp Ripley, which is eight miles away, to tell officials at the Minnesota National Guard what had happened. They say the people at the camp at first insisted they could account for all their shells. Later, they sent someone by to collect the shell. But the Nelsons say no one has ever apologized to them.

You'll Go Blind Doing That

In Great Britain, Lesley Fletcher's doctor prescribed the drug Lucentas to combat her deteriorating eyesight. Without it, she will go blind. Unfortunately, she lives in the North Yorkshire Primary Care Trust service area. The North Yorkshire Primary Care Trust is reportedly the only National Health Service trust that will not pay for that drug.