Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 30

New CIO announced

Good Shepherd Medical Center announced today the appointment of Ralph Holcomb as their new Chief Information Officer. Holcomb joined the hospital in October with 18 years of information systems administration experience. “Good Shepherd is excited to bring aboard a CIO with such an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience. His skills will be invaluable as …

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Nov 30

Give the gift of life

A report from a joint study by the Texas State Department of Health, Texas Cancer Registry and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas by this month’s end 1120 Smith County residents will have been diagnosed with cancer.  Of these, 431 will die. This is a tragically high figure and so, during its 25th …

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Nov 30

Economist Perryman to speak

Dr. Ray Perryman of the Perryman Group will deliver the keynote speech at the final membership luncheon of the Longview Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held Thursday, December 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Pinecrest Country Club. Over the past three decades Perryman has made a career of assessing the economic impact of corporate …

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Nov 30

Shoot for the stars

The AT&T Foundation presents a $25,000 gift to the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College, to be used for educational  programming and headline shows to the center. From left: Dr. Mike Metke, TJC president; Candice Gast, AT&T director of external affairs for Northeast Texas; Barbara Bass, mayor of Tyler; Dr. Tom Hooten, director of the science center; Dr. Kim Russell, TJC vice president for advancement and external affairs;  and Dr. Randy Reid, Tyler ISD superintendent.  Photo courtesy of Allen Arrick/Tyler Junior College

Students from all over East Texas will be reaching for (and maybe even visiting) the stars, following a grant from the AT&T Foundation to the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College.  The $25,000 will fund educational programming and headline shows at the center, newly reopened in September following extensive renovation …

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Nov 28

Are you smarter than a fourth grader?

By Gary Hardaway Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of current events. According unscientific but credible studies, most fourth graders can probably pass. Let’s proceed.   In the past two years two political movements have arisen to protest what’s going on in the country – the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street (and other …

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Nov 28

Chump U

Chump U For-profit colleges are too fixated on the corporate bottom line. By William A. Collins Crummy college, Taught no skill; But I still must Pay the bill. College isn’t just about hitting the books in ivy-strewn buildings, tailgating at football games, and cramming for exams anymore. Consider the increasingly popular “for-profit” or commercial colleges. …

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Nov 28

Catering to the frozen pizza lobby

Doting on the financial interests Coca Cola, ConAgra, and Del Monte instead of America’s school kids isn’t going to get the approval rating for Congress recover from an all-time low. By Jim Hightower How small-minded is Congress? How tangled-up in a right-wing ideological knot is it? How subservient to corporate lobbyists is it? The answers …

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Nov 28

Shocked and disappointed

Walmart’s sales are down because people are skimping on things like milk and food while Saks Fifth Avenue is selling lots of $1,000 handbags and $2,000 suits. By Donald Kaul In the spirit of the holiday season I have a gift for you: a freshly minted Herman Cain joke. Q: Mr. Cain, what about Libya? …

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