A week ago today was the explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar Company refinery near Savannah, Georgia, which left eight dead, one missing and more than a dozen critically injured with severe burns. This morning one of the burn victims died at an area hospital, and as late as yesterday, fires were still burning inside the refinery.
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Also raging: residents of Savannah, who yesterday morning opened the Savannah Morning News to find inside a full-page advertisement in which an attorney offers his services to families who want to sue the Texas-owned plant. And that attorney is Dallas-based: Says here and here that Jeffrey D. Slakter took out the advertisement, prompting responses along the lines of, "It's just sick, it hasn't been a week, running advertisements to sue." Reports the Associated Press, the ad "[details] Imperial's financial strength... says Imperial has attorneys and asks: 'Shouldn't you?'" --Robert Wilonsky