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Manager of upscale Portland restaurant bitten by venomous spider, $999,999 lawsuit says

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By Aimee Green

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The Oregonian/OregonLive

For more than a month last summer, the general manager of McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside restaurant asked a pest control company to spray for spiders.

When the company didn’t come out, the manager took it upon himself to clear out spider webs from the restaurant and outdoor dining area along the Riverplace Marina. In the process, he was bitten by what he believed was a venomous brown recluse spider.

That’s all according to a $999,999 lawsuit filed last week by general manager Scott E. Clement against Ecolab, based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Ecolab spokesman Roman Blahoski declined comment.

The suit states that the restaurant had an ongoing contract with Ecolab for pest elimination services and that included “proactive prevention,” representatives available 24 hours a day for all seven days of the week and a promise to respond to the restaurant within 24 hours if immediate attention was requested.
Scott E. Clement — the general manager of McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside at the Marina — has filed a $999,999 lawsuit, claiming that he was bit while clearing away spider webs. (The Oregonian/File photo)

The suit states that Clement called several times last July and August about the need to spray for spiders but got no in-person response.

While the lawsuit states that it was a brown recluse spider that bit Clement and other Oregonians have claimed they were attacked by the species, experts say Oregon doesn’t have that type of spider here.

The state is home to about 500 species of spiders, with three that can cause serious health problems for humans, once bitten: the hobo, yellow sac and black widow. The Oregon Department of Agriculture says the black widow is probably the most dangerous.

In any case, the spider that bit Clement sent him to the hospital for three days with a fever, nausea and weakness, according to his lawsuit.

He missed more work while recovering, losing $3,000 in wages, two weeks of vacation pay worth $4,500 and a $3,000 bonus, the suit says. His medical bills and related costs total $25,000, his suit says.

Clement is seeking hundreds of thousands more for pain and suffering.

Portland attorney John Spencer Stewart, who is representing Clement, declined to share more details about the case.

Read the lawsuit here.

— Aimee Green

agreen@oregonian.com

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Drinking in Texas

Only a person in Texas would think of this:

From the county where drunk driving is considered a sport, comes this true story.

Recently a routine police patrol parked outside a bar in Austin, Texas. After last call the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so apparently intoxicated that he could barely walk.

The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing.

After what seemed an eternity in which he tried his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his car and fall into it. He sat there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off.

Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off–it was a fine, dry summer night, flicked the blinkers on and off a couple of times, honked the horn and then switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little and then remained still for a few more minutes as some more of the other patrons’ vehicles left.

At last, when his was the only car left in the parking lot, he pulled out and drove slowly down the road.

The police officer, having waited patiently all this time, now started up his patrol car, put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over and administered a breathalyzer test.

To his amazement, the breathalyzer indicated no evidence that the man had consumed any alcohol at all!

Dumbfounded, the officer said, “I’ll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. This breathalyzer equipment must be broken.”

“I doubt it”, said the truly proud Texan. “Tonight I’m the designated decoy.”

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Advance Auto Parts is a leader in the automotive aftermarket, and they have more than 75 years of grease, grime and grit under their fingernails to prove it. Building on an established customer base, with over 3,800 stores nationwide (primarily Eastern US), they recently launched their new eCommerce platform and refreshed web site. They are excited to bring their huge inventory and superior knowledge to an even larger audience of customers.


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Advance Auto Parts, is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, and is now the largest retailer of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States by store count after acquiring CARQUEST in October 2013. AAP was founded in 1932 and had 2011 sales of approximately $6.2 billion. AAP operates over 3,800 stores in forty U.S. states and has over 55,000 employees.

In 2005, Advance Auto Parts purchased Autopart International, Inc. which operates 202 stores along the Atlantic Seaboard. As of 2014, Autopart International still operates as a separate division within Advance Auto.

In 2013 AAP Purchased General Parts Inc. including CARQUEST, CARQUEST Canada and WorldPac for $2.04 billion.

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In 2014 Advance Auto Parts began a Loyalty Program for DIY customers, named SpeedPerks. By enrolling in the loyalty program, the member will receive discounts off of purchases without the need of a card or point system. When a customer spends $30 in store before tax, a $5 off coupon will be sent in their email, for a $100 purchase before tax a $20 off coupon will be emailed to the member.

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Advance Auto Parts has received numerous recognitions for charitable contributions. The company has been nationally recognized for its fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), having donated more than $20 million since 1994. Advance Auto Parts acts as an aggregator for the largest portion of the donations for JDRF, collecting monies from both walk-in customers and commercial business through the sale of paper sneakers, that once purchased by the customer are displayed on the store windows.
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In the 17th century, Placencia was settled by the English Puritans, originally from Nova Scotia and latterly from the island of Providencia. This settlement died out during the Central American wars of independence in the 1820s.

The Placencia Peninsula was resettled in the late 1800s by several families. Placencia prospered and soon became a village, earning its livelihood from the sea.

The Spaniards that traveled the southern coast of Belize gave Placencia its name. At that time Placencia was called Placentia, with the point being called Punta Placentia, or Pleasant Point.

On October 8, 2001, Hurricane Iris hit southern Belize with 145 mph winds causing major damage to nearly 95% of buildings in Placencia. Many developers took advantage of plummeted real estate value and an increased development of the peninsula and Placencia proper is consistently on the rise, as well as property value.

In the late 20th century it became a significant tourism destination, and is now referred to as Placencia Village, or simply Placencia.
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World’s Second Narrowest Main Street.

The eastern side of the Peninsula is a long expanse of white sand beach and heavy mangrove in some areas; the western side is bounded by a long narrow north-south trending bay of the Caribbean Sea. Significant settlements on the 18 mile peninsula from North to South include Riversdale Village, Maya Beach Village, the Garifuna village of Seine Bight and finally, Placencia Village. Placencia, the southern-most village on the peninsula, is served by Placencia Airport.
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Placencia, Belize Penninsula

The village is home to 1,512 permanent residents according to the 2010 census, while the Placencia Peninsula is home to 3,458 permanent residents, which includes citizens and ex-pats alike.
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Shay and Company, Inc. is a Wholesale distributor of a wide selection of oils, butters and soap and candlemaking products, including many types of vegetable oils, several types of melt & pour (“glycerin”) soap bases and a selection of exotic butters that can be used in all types of soaps, toiletries and skin care products.

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