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04/01 Tuesday KOZI News Bites 4/1/2014

MEDICAL POT-MUNCHIES BAN

Oregon officials are backing off their proposal to prohibit sales of pot-infused treats at medical marijuana stores.

In a new set of rules released Monday, the Oregon Health Authority will only ban marijuana-laced products that are made or packaged in ways that might appeal to children. That means nothing brightly colored or formed in the shape of animals, toys or candies.

The rules also require marijuana products to be sold in child-proof containers free of cartoons or bright colors.

Previous versions of the rules would have banned drug-laced sweets all together because they could be attractive to young people. But dispensary advocates said patients who take the drug orally need the sweetened pot products.

 


 

DEADLY CANAL CRASH

Grant County authorities are searching a canal south of Coulee City for the body of an Ephrata man who presumably died in a crash into the water while he was out fishing with his three sons.

Witnesses reported seeing Scott Kolves get out of his pickup truck with his three sons Sunday afternoon as it flipped in the fast-moving water.

Nearby fishermen pulled his 10- and 12-year-old sons out of the water. The body of 8-year-old Korey Kolves was found about an hour later five miles downstream and he could not be revived.

 


 

MICROSOFT-TRADE SECRETS

A former Microsoft employee accused of stealing trade secrets from the company and leaking them to a blogger has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.

Seattlepi.com reports that prosecutors and Alex Kibkalo have agreed to recommend a sentence of three months in federal detention. Sentencing is set July 1.

Kibkalo pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Seattle to theft of trade secrets. He agreed to pay Microsoft $22,500, although it was unclear how he owed the money.

Prosecutors had accused the Russian national and former seven-year Microsoft employee of stealing information related to pre-release software updates for Windows 8 and Microsoft's "Activation Server Software Development Kit," and giving that information to a tech blogger in France.



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