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VOL. 77 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2019
Kim J. Jakeman was re-elected as an honorary member-at-large of the CBA
Health Law section for a one-year term.
Did an Agatha Christie mystery inspire a real-life murder? As later summarized
by the Supreme Court of Illinois in another case (People v. Albanese,
464 N.E.2d 206 (1984)):
In People v. Hanei (1980), 81 Ill. App.3d 690, the defendant arrived at his
parents’ house and offered his father a choice of donuts. His father
selected a cherry donut, and complained that it tasted bitter. The defendant’s
father began vomiting shortly thereafter, and he died the next day.
An autopsy determined the cause of death to be thallium poisoning. A
laboratory test of the remaining donuts revealed the presence of thallium.
Five years before, an acquaintance of the defendant had died after
eating a cake left on her fencepost, and the defendant acquired the
friend’s property after her death. Her body was exhumed, and the
autopsy revealed that thallium poisoning was the cause of her death. A
search of defendant’s house revealed a mortar and pestle containing thallium,
and a copy of the book Pale Horse by Agatha Christie, a murder
mystery involving thallium poisoning. Defendant was convicted of murder,
and the conviction was affirmed by the appellate court. (81 Ill.
App.3d 690, 708.)
The Caesar salad is a toothsome and favoured dish in North America and
Europe. There are conflicting theories as to how it got its name. There was
a theory that the salad was invented by Caesar Ritz, the Swiss hotelier who
founded the Hotel Ritz in Paris and that of the similar name in Piccadilly,
London. But the salad was not created until the 1920s and Caesar Ritz died
in 1918. The salad’s creation is generally attributed to Caesar Cardini, an
Italian immigrant who ran restaurants in Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego.
Cardini’s daughter, Rosa, claimed that her father thought up the salad at his
restaurant, Caesar’s, at the Hotel Caesar when a Fourth of July rush in 1924
caused the kitchen to run short of supplies. Caesar Cardini made do with
what was available and added some dramatic flair by tossing the salad tableside.
Julia Child remembers, as a small girl, eating Caesar salad at Cardini’s
restaurant in the 1920s. The ingredients? Romaine lettuce leaves, croutons,
parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce,
anchovies, Dijon mustard and black pepper. Rosa Cardini maintains that
her father’s original recipe did not include anchovies. The Worcestershire
sauce provided enough anchovy flavour. So, now you know.
Lorianna Bennett was appointed as a voting member of the Provincial
Health Services Authority and as a director of British Columbia Emergency
Health Services for a term of two years.