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Friday,August21,2009 DAILY PRESS 13 ILLINOIS Night of storms leaves swath of destruction Cleanup volunteers Sean Watts (left) and Nicholas Stojakovich hug Thursday in front of the nearly destroyed Williamsville Christian Church. The powerful overnight tornado that ripped through the town was one of several storms that lashed the Midwest. By Thursday afternoon, tornadoes were confirmed in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota. More assessments were under way in Wisconsin. Dozens of people were injured across the region, but no deaths were reported. NANCY STONE/TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS PHOTO WASHINGTON, D.C. Flu recommendations skew young New research says the best way to protect society’s most vulnerable from the flu: Vaccinate school-age children and their parents. Kids already top the government’s priority list for swine flu shots this year because that new influenza strain targets the young. That’s unusual, as flu usually is most dangerous to older adults. But Thursday’s studyin the journal Sciencesays vaccinating students should be a priority every year — because schoolchildren are influenza’s prime spreaders and their parents then are the virus’ bridge to the rest of the community. The idea: Inoculating spreaders could create something of a cocoon around the people most at risk of flu-caused death. Also, the government has issued new guidance to colleges for preventingstudents who live in dorms from making each other sick. Officials say students with flu symptoms should avoid other people until 24 hours after a fever is gone. For students with private dorm rooms, that could mean staying in their rooms and finding a “flu buddy” to help deliver meals and notes from class. For someone with a roommate, it could mean moving to some kind of temporary housing for sick students. And, officials say, if sick students can’t avoid close contact with other people, they need to wear surgical masks. Researchers suggest early vaccinations for school kids, their parents; colleges are given guidelines on handling outbreak IRAN Nuke inspection ban lifted Iran has lifted a yearlong ban and allowed U.N.inspectors to visit a nearly completed nuclear reactor as well as granting greater monitoring rights at another atomic site, diplomats said Thursday. International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors visited the nearly finished Arakheavy water reactor last week, the diplomats said. Separately, they said Iran agreed last week to IAEA requests to expand its monitoring of the Natanzuranium enrichment site, which produces material for nuclear fuel that can be further enriched to provide fissile material for warheads. The agency had been seeking additional cameras and inspections of the Natanz siteto keep track of the rapidly expanding enrichment program which — if modified — can make the fissile core of warheads. MASSACHUSETTS New succession law urged BOSTON— Sen. Edward Kennedy has asked state lawmakers to change a law to give Gov. Deval Patrick, a fellow Democrat, the ability to appoint an interim replacement to Kennedy’s seat should Kennedy be unable to continue serving. Under state law, an election is required within 145 to 160 days after a Senate seat becomes vacant. That would temporarily leave Massachusetts without a voice in the Senate — and Senate Democrats potentially one vote short on any health careoverhaul legislation. “It is vital for this Commonwealth to have two voices speaking for ... its citizens and two votes in the Senate during the approximately five months between a vacancy and an election,” Kennedy said in theletter to Patrick sent this week. CHINA Lead poisons 1,300 more BEIJING— China detained two factory officials after 1,300 children were poisoned by pollution from amanganese processing plant, state media said Thursday, days after emissions from a lead smelter in another province sickened hundreds. Both cases have sparked unrest and come amid growing anger in China over public safety scandals in which children have been the main victims. The latest incident involves a smelting plant in central Hunan province that opened in May 2008 without the approval of the local environmental protection bureau and within 500 yards of a primary school, a middle school and a kindergarten. Some 1,354 children who live near the plant — or nearly 70 percent of those tested — were found to have excessive lead in their blood, the official Xinhua News Agency said. BERMUDA Hurricane could gain power Bermuda was under a hurricane watch Thursday as Hurricane Bill approached, slightly weakened but with winds still near 120 mph, while dangerous waves and riptides were likely along most of the eastern U.S. coast over the weekend. Bill weakened to a Category 3 storm early Thursday, but forecasters cautioned warm Atlantic waters could feed its growth back to Category 4 by Friday, meaning winds of 131 mph to 155 mph. The watch means hurricane winds could strike Bermuda within 36 hours. The government urged islanders to secure boats and finish other storm preparations by Friday afternoon. 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