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Police Investigate After 3 Bodies Found in Texas House Fire
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Police Investigate After 3 Bodies Found in Texas House Fire

CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Dallas are investigating after three adult family members were found dead in house fire, one with a gunshot wound to the head and two with signs of trauma.Carrollton police said firefighters who responded to the Saturday afternoon fire discovered the three bodies as they worked to put out the fire.Police said the three who were found dead included a 53-year-old man who had a gunshot wound to the head. Investigators were still trying to determine the causes of death for a 51-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man who both had obvious signs of trauma but appeared to have died before the fire spread, police said.Police said it appears this was an isolated family incident.Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may no...
Business growth requires effective change management
Business

Business growth requires effective change management

Change is all around us. From technological innovations to cultural shifts in the ways we live, play, and travel, our world is in a constant state of motion. Business is moving faster than ever, too, putting more emphasis on change management, which is now viewed as a necessity to guide companies through major adjustments. But how often is exciting and rapid growth considered a major adjustment? Rarely. And that’s a problem. Change management techniques are vital to bringing companies through adjustments in how we do business, how we must adapt to shifting business needs, or changes that have the potential to create discord among employees. Yet, all too often the need for change management in positive growth situations is overlooked. People assume that companies can absorb this kind o...
Texas gubernatorial debate: Beto O’Rourke, Greg Abbott spar on guns, abortion and immigration
Politics

Texas gubernatorial debate: Beto O’Rourke, Greg Abbott spar on guns, abortion and immigration

Guns. Abortion. . Texas' closely-watched gubernatorial race hit the final stretch Friday night at the first — and likely only — debate between incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke, as the candidates sparred on some of the biggest issues facing votes in the state.While recent polls have shown O'Rourke trailing Abbott by around 7 points, this still could be the closest Texas governor's race in years. Abbott won in 2014 by over 20 points, and in 2018 by over 13 points. Abbott and O'Rourke have not squared off in person since the day after the Uvalde school shooting, when O'Rourke confronted Abbott during a press conference. O'Rourke has continued to hammer Abbott for his response to the shooting, even holding a press conference ahead of th...
Engaging vulnerable populations: Making the right connections for better health
Health

Engaging vulnerable populations: Making the right connections for better health

A woman from a low-income neighborhood chooses not to receive care from her closest health center, which is located in a wealthy community, because of a demeaning interaction she previously had with the office staff there. A Spanish-speaking man whose prostate cancer has been in remission avoids making a follow-up appointment because he’s uncomfortable navigating discussions with staff in English. His daughter would go with him if he asked, but he doesn’t want to impose. Instead, he takes his chances and stays home. As these two examples demonstrate, barriers to healthcare access among those most vulnerable go beyond social determinants of health (SDoH) such as lack of reliable transportation or economic instability. Cultural, racial and socioeconomic barriers also play a role, from ...
Deal That Prevented Rail Strike Still Needs Worker Support
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Deal That Prevented Rail Strike Still Needs Worker Support

By JOSH FUNK, AP Business WriterOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A last-minute deal prevented a railroad strike for now, but many rail workers remain unhappy with working conditions, including some who protested outside their workplaces Wednesday ahead of votes to approve the new contracts.Handfuls of workers gathered outside railyards across the country in pickets organized by a newly formed workers group separate from the 12 unions that negotiated the deals last week with the major U.S. freight railroads. The protesters expressed dissatisfaction with the deals, just as the unions are trying to explain the potential benefits they negotiated to their roughly 115,000 members ahead of contract votes.Fears about the dire economic consequences of a rail strike that could cripple all kinds of businesses t...
Editorial Roundup: Texas
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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Dallas Morning News. September 18, 2002.Editorial: Texas’ energy future is at riskLegislators must protect wind, boost natural gasThose of us who saw the power go out during the winter storm in 2021, or who worried through rolling blackouts in the record-breaking heat of the summer, are all too aware that Texas has an energy problem.Political CartoonsThe nature of the problem is fairly simple: There are more of us in Texas than there ever were before, and just about every one of us is using more electricity to power our lives.Fixing it is not simple. And the steps that legislators and energy leaders will have to take to stabilize our energy present and expand our energy future are about as serious as decisions get in public policy.We are concerned about the direction things are headed, ...
Chicago Mayor Seeks Help for Immigrants Bused From Texas
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Chicago Mayor Seeks Help for Immigrants Bused From Texas

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials have asked the public for volunteers and donations to help immigrants being bused to the city from Texas amid the Republican-led state's political battle over the immigration policies of President Joe Biden's administration.A busload of about 50 immigrants arrived Sunday in Chicago, days after the arrival of the first busload of about 75.Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city had not yet heard from any Texas officials and urged Texas' Republican governor, Greg Abbott, to collaborate on a more humane treatment of the immigrants.Abbott is busing migrants who are in the country illegally from Texas to U.S. cities with Democratic mayors as part of a strategy to share the influx of people who cross into his border state.“He tries to send human beings, not cargo, ...
Fall fitness stretches into September and beyond in Dallas-Fort Worth
Fitness

Fall fitness stretches into September and beyond in Dallas-Fort Worth

This month's round-up of health and fitness-focused events is far-reaching and extra-long — many of the concepts last all month long, and a few stretch into October. We're covering them all, since we'd hate for you to miss out on the many cool concepts that are happening that first weekend of fall. Caulfield's Dance Fitness Bring-a-Friend, all September long Been wanting to try this hot and heavy spot for dance cardio? For the month of September, all first-time visitors are free. Follow on Instagram @caulfieldsdancefit for class schedules. Watch & Play at The Golf Suite, all September long Celebrate college football kick-off while playing indoor golf with a September membership at The Golf Suite. They're live-streaming all the games, and if yo...
Wilson Sonsini Adds Seth Flaum in New York to Expand Technology Transactions Department
Technology

Wilson Sonsini Adds Seth Flaum in New York to Expand Technology Transactions Department

Addition Reflects the Continued Growth of the New York Office and High Demand for Transactional Experience Among Life Sciences Clients Contact:Wayne KesslerBaretz+Brunelle732.239.9710 Mobilewkessler@baretzbrunelle.com PALO ALTO, CA (August 25, 2022) – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Seth Flaum has joined the firm’s technology transactions department as a partner in the New York office, where he will focus on representing life sciences clients. He brings more than 25 years of broad transactional experience, representing companies in complex strategic transactions and various corpora...
Jerry Allison, drummer for Buddy Holly whose wife inspired “Peggy Sue,” dead at 82
Entertainment

Jerry Allison, drummer for Buddy Holly whose wife inspired “Peggy Sue,” dead at 82

Jerry Allison, an architect of rock drumming who played and co-wrote songs with childhood friend Buddy Holly and whose wife inspired the classic "Peggy Sue," has died. He was 82. His death was confirmed Wednesday by a spokesperson for Gold Mountain Entertainment, which manages Holly's one-time backing band The Crickets, of which Allison was the last surviving original member. Further details of his death were not immediately available. Buddy Holly And The Crickets, (L-R) Joe B Mauldin, Buddy Holly (with Fender Stratocaster guitar) and Jerry Allison, pose for a group shot on the set of the BBC television show "Off The Record" during their U.K. tour. John Rodgers/Redferns via Getty Images ...