As a boy, New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Shaun Ferguson didn’t aspire to be a cop, he said, nor was he pushed into the career. When the agency accepted his application in 1994, his parents talked him out of it.He contemplated policing back then, Ferguson said, because it was a sensible option for a New Orleans native finishing up college with a young family to support. It was a stable job with good benefits, and NOPD was hiring.That year, the department had a new chief: Richard Pennington, who has since earned a legacy as a reformer. The reforms hadn’t yet taken hold in 1994, and it was also around the time then-NOPD officer Antoinette Frank killed her patrol partner and two other people during an armed robbery, and officer Len Davis ordered the murder of a woman who had filed a brutality complaint against Davis. New Orleans saw its peak number of murders that year, with 424 deaths.“There was concerns on my family’s behalf because of the way people … [Read more...] about For new NOPD chief, policing went from a steady paycheck to ‘my heart, my passion’
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Shari Rudavsky Indianapolis Star Published 6:00 PM EST Nov 26, 2018 The first transplant programs that Bruce Anderson consulted about a new liver turned him down. At age 79, they said, he was just too old. Then one of Anderson’s doctors in California recommended he try the transplant program in Indianapolis. Anderson, who had an active psychiatry practice and was in good health other than that diseased liver, reached out to Dr. Chandrashekhar Kubal, a transplant surgeon at Indiana University Health. Rather than rejecting him outright because of his birthdate, IU Health probed further. “In our program, we do not have a cutoff or we don’t believe in putting numbers in our selection criteria,” Kubal said. “We look at patients individually.... If you can get five to 10 years of good quality of life, I think that’s worthwhile. In Dr. Anderson’s case, that was our thought process.” More health news: … [Read more...] about How old is too old for a new liver?
By Fielding Buck | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: November 13, 2018 at 10:35 am | UPDATED: November 13, 2018 at 10:37 am The new leaders of Chipotle Mexican Grill aim to take the company back to the future. In the midst of a move from Denver to Newport Beach, the company turned to its roots in the Mile High City for its latest advertising campaign, “For Real.” Chipotle built its reputation on fresh, healthy ingredients since the first restaurant opened in 1993. The “For Real” campaign is based on the premise that Chipotle dishes are made with a “very short list of 51 ingredients,” and they all have common names like chicken, cumin, lime juice, thyme, tomato paste, and avocado. “There’s a notion for Chipotle that food that is sourced and raised responsibly just tastes better,” said Chris Brandt, chief marketing officer. “We took that to heart as our starting place.” In a phone interview, he … [Read more...] about How Chipotle is speeding up fast casual dining
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 10/27/2018 10:30 am ET By Andy Marra, Guest Writer Growing up, I was fascinated by divination. I was drawn to psychics and fortunetellers and their promise of being able to reveal information and remedy problems with otherworldly counsel. As a Korean adoptee, this was especially true as I knew very little about my family background. In high school, I visited a botánica where I had a spiritual reading by a Latinx woman. I had passed by the storefront on many occasions, but never worked up the courage to go inside the spiritual items store. There was a strong desire to know anything about my story that remained hidden and withheld by the adoption agency. I timidly entered the botánica and was met with the rich and earthy smells of camphor, sage and frankincense thickly clinging to the air. Jars of herbs, candles, powders and oils were neatly arranged on shelves. Colorful statues of saints were spread throughout the small shop with candles, money, … [Read more...] about This Is My Unbelievable But Totally True Transgender Ghost Story
The Dallas Examiner “I’ve been through hell and back,” said WomenHeart Board Chair-elect Rhonda Monroe as she reflected on the critical battle with her health. At first glance, Monroe may seem like a normal mother of three and successful community activist, but underneath holds the many layers of the leading voice for the 48 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease, an illness that almost took her life. Having reached new heights, the motivational speaker opened up about how she lost everything and was forced to rebuild her life after struggling with heart disease. Monroe came from humble beginnings. She grew up with both of her parents in the northeast District of Columbia. But at age 17, shortly after graduating high school, her mother died as a result of a hospital error during a kidney transplant. “They punctured her lung where she bled into her lungs,” she explained. “Then, as they were transferring her from the gurney … [Read more...] about Battle scars: Heart tested but not broken