From: Peter Zavon <pzavon**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Congrats to Monona [Was: Former student sentenced to seven years for poisoningco lleague]
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:01:17 -0500
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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I was there and the show was fascinating. Heard songs I had never heard and learned things I did not know.


And she did it through a most annoying cold, and with an amazing soprano set of high notes together with what had to be low alto notes! As an amateur in musical theatricals for the last 50-odd years, I know how difficult that is. And to then be asked for a return engagement - that is high praise.



Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY




From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Monona Rossol
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Former student sentenced to seven years for poisoningco lleague


I remember that case.  And there are some barium nitrate cases that are similar. Barium carbonate works also but the solubility is so low that the dose is usually noticed. Barium mimics a heart attack so well that if you pick the victim with care, no one will even look for the barium.


Barium compounds and frits are in most ceramic glaze mixing areas in colleges.  It is also easy to formulate a ceramic glaze that leaches significant amounts of barium into food and drink that is consumed from the ware. 


This is what happens when I'm sick at home watching old "Murder She Wrote" reruns.


BTW, congrats are in order. December 9,  I did my one-woman show at Feinstein's to a packed house.  Went well.  Yesterday, the nightclub's Program Director contacted my Producer, Emily, and he asked if we'd do a return engagement.  Nice response to the first professional performance I've done in 20 years.




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