Man Shot Indiana Doctor For Denying Wife Opioids

first_img Man Shot Indiana Doctor For Denying Wife OpioidsIL for www.theindianalawyer.comA prosecutor says a northern Indiana man fatally shot a doctor because he would not prescribe opioid painkillers to the man’s wife.St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter identified the gunman Thursday as 48-year-old Michael Jarvis of Mishawaka.Police say Jarvis fatally shot 56-year-old Dr. Todd Graham on Wednesday in a parking lot outside the St. Joseph Rehabilitation Institute in Mishawaka.Cotter says Graham declined to prescribe highly addictive opioids to Jarvis’ wife during an appointment Wednesday morning. He says Jarvis returned to the medical center about two hours later and shot Graham.Cotter says Jarvis then drove to a friend’s home about 3 miles away and fatally shot himself.Cotter says Jarvis’s wife wasn’t aware of her husband’s actions.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Wink Clears Way for Weitzman in Nassau Comptroller Race

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York From left: County Clerk candidate Lauren Gillen, former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and former Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman, all Democrats, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.It’s looking more and more likely that Nassau County voters will have a familiar feeling when they read the candidates names to choose from on election ballots at the polls this fall.Nassau Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs endorsed Tuesday former County Comptroller Howard Weitzman after Legis. Wayne Wink (D-Roslyn) bowed out to spare the party a primary in that race—one of two local Democratic primaries Jacobs is trying to avoid.“As Yogi Bera would say, ‘This is déjà vu all over again,’” Weitzman told reporters at a news conference in Mineola, vowing to unseat Republican Comptroller George Maragos, who won Weitzman’s job nearly four years ago. “I’m really looking forward to running again on a ticket with Tom Suozzi.”Suozzi, the former Democratic county executive seeking his job back from Republican Ed Mangano, who unseated him in 2009, endorsed Weitzman, saying: “I know he can do it because he’s done it.”Together with Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, the top of the Democratic ticket may be mostly the same as it was four years ago.The one clearly new name is Lauren Gillen, a Rockville Centre-based attorney who’s the Democratic candidate running against County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, a Republican who won her job in 2005.The wild card is Adam Haber, a Roslyn school board member and businessman challenging Suozzi to a primary on the Democratic line in the race against Mangano because he believes it will take an outsider to clean up the county.Mangano, Maragos and O’Connell are each running for re-election on the GOP line. A Republican challenger to Rice has yet to emerge.“My overriding goal has always been to have a unified ticket…a primary would be an unnecessary use of resources,” Jacobs said. “We ought to be focused on the Mangano administration.”Wink, a county legislator representing the 11th district, had decided not to run for his current job after his seat was merged into the district represented by Legis. Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck) last year. Jacobs alluded to another office Wink may be nominated to run for at the upcoming party convention.“If there is one that I’ve learned first hand,” Wink said, “the Mangano administration really ran this county into the ground.”Maragos didn’t waste any time firing back at Weitzman, who repeatedly compared Mangano and Maragos to Suozzi’s Republican predecessor Tom Gulotta, who led the county into near bankruptcy at the turn of the millennium.“The residents will now have a clear choice between Weitzman, who left the county nearly bankrupt with a $250 million deficit, and Comptroller Maragos who has restored fiscal stability to the county resulting in three years without a property tax increase,” Jostyn Hernandez, Maragos’ spokesman, said in an email.last_img read more

Is your credit union stuck in black and white?

first_imgThere was a blip in the early 2000s when flared jeans came back around with a vengeance. This wasn’t great for me as a short person, because it meant all my jeans had frayed, muddy bottoms that dragged on the ground everywhere I went. I remember my mom telling me that this was a recycled trend from the 1970s and that it would fade. That one day I would be wearing, GASP, straight-leg jeans. I remember standing defiantly in my bedroom, giant pairs of jeans in hand for my aunt to hem, declaring, “You don’t know what you’re talking about. Bell-bottoms have always been in style; you just stopped wearing them because you’re old and unfashionable. I’ll wear them forever!”All. None. Always. Never. Right. Wrong. These are the favorite words of a black-and-white thinker. They’ve clearly been some of my most-used words for a long time. But living at polar ends of the spectrum – both personally and organizationally – only serves to keep you stuck exactly where you are. After all, if “that’s just the way things are” and the only way they can ever be, why would you take steps to change?As creatures that love stability, we humans quickly adapt to the patterns found in coming to the same job every day for years. Change comes slowly in the day-to-day, and it can be difficult to get a macro-level view of how consumer and industry trends are changing. “The way things have always been” can work for a very long time as you see the same members day in and day out, who have the same financial needs year after year and who are used to the way you do business. Until suddenly, one day, it seems like those members all very quickly have different needs. They’re all walking in with straight-leg jeans!If you find yourself saying things like:Marketing has never worked here. Every time we’ve tried something, it’s failed.We could never have non-members open accounts online…it’s just too risky!None of our members like email or social media. They’re all into doing things in person. Take a moment to try to find the gray area in between that would allow you to make small shifts. Could you devote decent resources to one laser-focused marketing campaign that’s different than what you’ve done before, just to see if it works? Could you start the process of being comfortable with non-members opening accounts online by having them fill out part of your application via a landing page form that goes to a designated member of your staff? Could you make it a priority for one month to collect more email addresses from members and see how they respond to the few you send out, just to verify your claim?The choices we make at our credit unions aren’t locked in a time capsule; just think back to some of the decisions you personally made 10 or 20 years ago, and how different your life would look if you refused to ever stray from them. The next time an employee, consultant, member, or volunteer asks you to think outside the box and you find yourself reaching for an absolute, take a moment to get creative as to what your gray might look like – you just might find that flared jeans weren’t all that you made them out to be (and that your mom was right…always). 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Liz Garster Liz Garster is AVP of Marketing & Client Services at TwoScore, a firm dedicated to helping credit unions achieve their strategic goals through marketing. Working in credit unions for over … Web: www.twoscore.com Detailslast_img read more