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MAKING WAVES OpEd for June 2014 – Resolve to Resolve

June 23, 2014
MAKING WAVES OpEd for June 2014 – Resolve to Resolve

One word comes to mind when I reflect over the past six years: resolve. As a noun, it means “a firm determination to do something” and as a verb, to “find a solution.” Today, on this memorable day in history, I implore you to celebrate it as both. As a nation, our resolve began...
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COATS COLUMN: Address Growing Cyber Threats

June 17, 2014

Address Growing Cyber Threats Senator Dan Coats Over the past several months, we have seen firsthand that threats to our nation’s cyber security are real and growing. Indiana University announced in February that the names, addresses and Social Security numbers of approximately 146,000 students and recent graduates were potentially exposed due to a cyber...
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Thoughts of Memorial Day

May 23, 2014

  Dear friends and fellow Hoosiers,   This Memorial Day weekend, we will pause to honor the men and women in uniform who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  There will be parades, cookouts, and like many of you I’ll be putting flags at the graves of family members who were veterans.  Hoosiers...
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Bringing high tech to Marshall County

April 22, 2014

04/22/14 I have been following the developments of the Metronet and its importance for Marshall County to compete to bring big companies to the area. Certainly this is an important item on the checklist. But any high tech jobs that come out of this will be operator positions not development or new products. I...
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Comment on Kids Expo

April 21, 2014

  4/21/14 I would like to take this opportunity to thank Leadership Marshall County and the four women who created the Kid’s Expo that took place on Saturday April 19th.  What a WONDERFUL event! Shelley Heiden, Beverly McDonald, Marla Murasko and Cindy Flagg created an event that this town has needed for a long...
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Local Mom Speak of Wonderful Life her Down Syndrome Daughter has Given Her

March 19, 2014
Local Mom Speak of Wonderful Life her Down Syndrome Daughter has Given Her

My daughter, Kelli Jones, has Down syndrome. When she was born 25 years ago at the old Saint Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, I was told, “She has an extra chromosome.”  Through tears, I wailed, “Can’t you just take it out?” My doctor asked if I knew what Down syndrome was. I said, “Is that what...
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Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation’s Laboratory Relocates to Baylor College of Medicine

January 14, 2014
Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation’s Laboratory  Relocates to Baylor College of Medicine

01/15/14 ERIE, Pa. Dr. Steven A. Curley has been named Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Associate Director for clinical affairs in the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Last summer, Dr. Curley informed Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation that he was considering a new leadership...
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Pay it Forward for Cancer Research

January 3, 2014

As I watched a two-hour television special about the highlights of 2013, I was reminded of just how remarkable the year was – full of milestones, tragedies and celebrations.  And, I’m sure each of us have those special memories that surface to the top. Even the simple, yet so impactful, “pay it forward” initiative...
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Celebrating the Gift of Life

December 3, 2013

With the holiday season fast approaching, we are constantly bombarded from every direction by retailers and I must confess even non-profit organizations, with that “perfect gift” idea for your loved one.  Gifts come in many different forms.  For some it may be the latest iPad Mini with Retina Display or a Furby Boom figure;...
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Coats Column: A Law Beyond Repair

November 20, 2013

  Senator Dan Coats In Indiana and across the country, millions of Americans have discovered health care cancellation notices in their mailboxes. The president’s repeated claim to the public that you can keep your plan if you like it has proven to be yet another broken promise.   Last week, President Obama announced a...
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