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Monday, November 26, 2007 - 11:19am

It's the time of year when the media and do-gooders try to match those in need with those who have resources. It's also a good time to give atta-boys to those going the extra mile.


HealthLeaders magazine recently published a list of "20 people who make health care better." It's available at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/ Here are a few of their heroes:



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Monday, November 26, 2007 - 10:17am

...."Where there's a will, there are 500 relatives", "Don't squat on your spurs", "He's like a blister-it don't show up 'til all the work's done", "A watched pot don't boil"....these are some of the famous sayings of my parents. With the Thanksgiving holiday fresh in our minds, I am thinking about family get-togethers, which for me include a host of good ole southerners that love to boast of their wisdom in politics, religion, and the best darn fried chicken, gravy and biscuit recipes.


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Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 11:09am

What if you were looking for a great deal and you saw this posting: "For sale-Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain." Yikes! Obviously, this would not be a worthwhile purchase. However, if you were a college student trying to score furniture for the apartment, and this was an ad for a couch....not a bad investment...a little elbow grease for the stain, a nice cover and presto, your in business!


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Monday, November 19, 2007 - 1:39pm

UC Merced Chancellor Steve Kang offered an engaging smile and a sense of exuberance as he and others provided a status report Nov. 16 on the push for a UC medical school in central California.


The goal is to open the campus in 2013 with 32 students, and have 284 enrolled by 2023. In the words of Maria Pallavicini, dean of UC Merced's school of natural sciences, the crux is "what to do to get the 'when' to happen quickly."


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Friday, November 16, 2007 - 9:19am

It starts at 5 a.m., waiting for the thunk, thunk, thunk outside the door -- the Fresno Bee, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. It ends about 17 hours later with a final check of emails on my Treo.


In between, a lot of what happens falls under the label of "public affairs." It's what I do. Here is snapshot of what any given day might bring.