VALPARAISO — First-graders in Katie Belcher's classroom have been talking about their futures and their dream jobs.Thursday, the Porter Lakes Elementary School students — along with 1,800 of their peers from across Porter County — got a taste of what it will take to attain their dreams.The youngsters converged on the Valparaiso University campus as part of Porter County Promise's Walk into My Future event."It is kind of abstract for them at this age," Belcher said of her students' concepts about higher education. "They get to see what a university is. It is a concrete experience. They can now picture in their mind what a university is like.""It is nice they can get an image of what college can be," said Porter Lakes parent Danielle Niemand, who added that her daughter, Katie, "couldn't wait to come.""I hope it gives them a picture in their mind of what their future might be like," she said as the youngsters visited one of the dozens of stations set up on a lawn at the … [Read more...] about Porter County first graders get a glimpse of what their futures could hold
The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced the termination of the enforcement action listed below: Porter Bancorp, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky Written Agreement dated September 21, 2011 Terminated April 10, 2018 The enforcement action from September 2011 can be found here and other enforcement actions can be searched for here. For media inquiries, call 202-452-2955. … [Read more...] about Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement action with Porter Bancorp, Inc.
Officials at Porter Adventist Hospital first learned of possible trouble with its processes for cleaning surgical instruments as early as last April, when a doctor in the middle of a spine operation found a bone fragment from a previous surgery stuck to a tool waiting on a nearby tray, hospital officials said Thursday. It wasn’t until a year later, though, that the hospital began notifying thousands of patients who underwent certain surgeries there of an infection risk related to its sterilization procedures. The notification also came two months after inspectors from a national hospital accreditation organization warned Porter officials in February of flaws in the cleaning process. Those details were among the deeper insights Porter officials offered Thursday in their most public accounting to date of the turmoil that also caused the hospital to suspend all surgeries for nearly a week. Morre Dean, a senior vice president for Centura Health, which operates Porter, said the … [Read more...] about Bone fragment stuck to surgical tool provided early clue to Porter hospital’s cleaning woes
From the Open-Publishing CalendarFrom the Open-Publishing NewswireIndybay FeatureRelated Categories: San Francisco | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing & Public Services | Labor & Workers The Struggle for Justice at SF Hunters Point Naval Shipyard & Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai by Labor Video Project Thursday Apr 12th, 2018 2:34 PM Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai has spend decades fighting to defend the residents of Hunters Point Bayview and also expose the systemic corruption by City, State and Federal officials who were covering up the systemic corruption of the Lennar development project. Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai has been fighting for decades to expose the serious health and safety conditions at the Hunters Point Naval shipyard. She talks about her life and her father who was a member of ILWU Local 10 in San Francisco. She also discusses the drive to convert the former highly contaminated superfund site to condominiums despite the serious radioactive and … [Read more...] about The Struggle for Justice at SF Hunters Point Naval Shipyard & Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai : Indybay
PORTER — A Portage woman with an alleged blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit crashed her car into a fence here Wednesday night.But first, according to a Porter Police Department report, Jennifer Malocha, 41, entered the home of someone she didn't know and climbed into bed with the resident. She then left the home, got back into her vehicle and struck a fence.Police were called to the 800 block of South 23rd Street about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. When police arrived, they found Malocha sitting in her 1999 Jeep, which was resting against a privacy fence. Malocha allegedly told police she had left work and was going home. Malocha initially denied she'd been drinking."At this point, it became apparent that she thought she was home," reads the report, which also stated the officer could smell a "strong odor" of alcohol coming from her.Malocha was transported to a local medical facility for a blood draw. The results indicated she had a blood alcohol level of … [Read more...] about Woman allegedly enters Porter home, climbs into bed with homeowner before leaving and crashing car