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5:28 am
Thu October 20, 2011

Top Morning Stories October 20, 2011

Precautionary Recall for Bagged Salads

Taylor Farms Retail Inc., a California company, is voluntarily recalling over 3,000 cases of various bagged salad blends because they could be contaminated with salmonella. The salad products were distributed in several states including Texas.

The salads were packed under the brands: Fresh Selections, HEB, Marketside and Taylor Farms. The salads had "best by" dates from October 18-21st. The U.S. FDA says no illnesses have been reported. Find more details on the recall here.

Tremors Felt in Karnes County

Officials at the Karnes County Sheriff's Office confirmed to KUT this morning that they felt a few seconds of tremors. Karnes County is southeast of San Antonio. The U.S. Geological Survey's website is reporting a magnitude 4.6 earthquake at around seven thirty this morning in southern Texas.

AISD Meeting for Eastside Campuses

The Austin Independent School District is holding a community meeting tonight for eastside schools. They will be talking about college preparation for students. The meeting is at Eastside Memorial High School at the Johnston Campus from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. 

Family, Friends & Fans Mourn Loss of Musician "Johnny Dee"

A visitation will be held today for Keith Landers, known as "Johnny Dee" in Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88's, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Austin. He passed away on Monday at the age of 60. The Austin American-Statesman reports Landers died in an ambulance after a weekly treatment at an Austin dialysis treatment center.

Those who knew him describe him as larger than life with incredible talent. Here's a little bit more about the group from their website:

Johnny Dee & the Rocket 88's deliver incredible musicianship, dazzling showmanship, and flat-out, full-cylinder rock & roll every time they hit the stage. Their pitch-perfect performances have wowed politicians, princes, and media superstars, and millions have tapped their toes to the band performing the all-time best public service announcement jingle, Don't Mess With Texas.

Today's visitation is from 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held tomorrow.

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