DL News Staff
It's great to hear that a national campaign to cut down on unnecessary deaths in hospitals is working. After launching a "100,000 Lives Campaign" in December 2004, a group called the Institute for Healthcare Improvement announced on Wednesday that it had exceeded its wildest expectations: After just 18 months, U.S. hospitals have prevented 122,300 avoidable deaths. The credit goes to about 3,000 hospitals nationwide that adopted the IHI's six standards to minimize avoidable deaths.
All these fresh face high school graduates are dodging around hoping they won't run into another one of those friendly advisors who ask them, "What are you going to do with your life?" If you look across the room and see one of those grads talking to somebody at least 10 years older than the grad and you can see the grad gritting his/her teeth, you'll know the question has just been asked. The most honest answers are, "undecided," "still looking" and "waiting to see." But those never satisfy the questioner.
Feel your hair starting to stand on end when you're outside in a thunderstorm? Drop and roll! Lightning Awareness Week starts today, and as a news release from the National Weather Service warns, lightning should not be taken, well, lightly. The release, pithily subtitled "one strike, you're out!" is a timely reminder that summer thunderstorms can deliver a lot more than a drenching torrent: A typical lightning bolt is three miles long, boasts 100 million volts and has peak power of 2 billion kilowatts.
April 12, 1941-June 13, 2006 Detroit Lakes native Richard A. Clark, 65, of Blaine, Minn., passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, after a courageous, three-year battle with a brain tumor. Richard Alan Clark, the son of Mike and Dorothy Clark, was born April 12, 1941 in Detroit Lakes. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps, having served in the Vietnam War.
April 12, 1941-June 13, 2006 Alvin A. "Bud" Erickson, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, June 15, 2006 at St. Mary's Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes. Alvin Albert Erickson was born to Albert and Mamie (Habedank) Erickson on Aug. 21, 1918, in Lake Park. He grew up in the Lake Park area. In October 1941, he enlisted in the U.S Navy. "Bud" served in the Pacific Theatre until being honorably discharged in October 1945. After the war, he attended trade schools, and was licensed as an electrician and plumber. In the late 1950s he opened his own business, Erickson Appliance and Service.
Dec. 16, 1922-June 13, 2006 Thelma V. Meyer, 83, a summer resident of rural Audubon, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Thelma Vesta Fagerlie was born to Alfred and Vesta (Johnson) Fagerlie on Dec. 16, 1922 in rural Audubon. She graduated high school at Wibaux, Mont., where she was also an outstanding basketball player. She attended the University of North Dakota and the University of Arizona at Tucson; receiving a degree in English. Thelma married Henry Meyer in New York City, N.Y., on Aug. 5, 1946.
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) are on opposite sides of the coin again. Last fall, it was CAFTA and the sugar provision in the federal energy package. This time, it is $4 billion in ag disaster relief, some of which would have aided three northern Minnesota counties. The measure was deleted during U.S.
Col. Basil Leblanc is returning to Minnesota this week after spending eight months with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division. It includes three months in Iraq with the 1/34th BCT as brigade surgeon. Leblanc, speaking to Minnesota reporters by telephone Wednesday, said the 90 days have been very instrumental and productive. "The 1st Brigade soldiers are doing an excellent job," praised Leblanc. "As we better define the issues, we are able to focus our efforts in making (Iraq) a free and self-reliant country." Wednesday's weather in Iraq was hot.
Cars (G) NNN1/2 (out of 5) Starring Owen Wilson as Lightening McQueen Paul Newman as Doc Hudson Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera Larry the Cable Guy as Mater Cheech Marin as Ramone Tony Shalhoub as Luigi Studio: Disney/Pixar Directed by: John Lasseter By KEVIN CARR I have to admit that when I first heard about "Cars," I was a bit nervous. There was something about this film that just didn't seem right to me. Maybe I was afraid that Pixar was due for a bomb.