Byers has served in many positions with the Aces One of the true legends in University of Evansville athletics history will be recognized for his service to the school as Jim Byers will be honored at the February 20 men’s basketball game against Southern Illinois.The former UE administrator will be recognized with a proclamation by Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke prior to the Feb. 20 game while a video presentation will be played at halftime.All former UE student-athletes are invited back to the game to honor Byers and tickets for them are available for just $5 through the alumni office. Please click the above link to reserve your tickets.“I’ve been exposed and blessed to be around so many good leaders in my life, but none have been better than Coach Byers. His strength and compassion for the mission at hand – for the University, for the sports programs, but more importantly than those, for the people around him – help set him apart,” former Purple Aces men’s basketball coach Jim Crews said. “He is just so committed to the people around him, and he truly wants to make those around him better, and he takes you to places that you have never really experienced before because of that commitment.”Byers served in several capacities with the Purple Aces, including head football coach and athletics director. Since retiring in the late 1990’s, Byers has remained active in supporting the department and all of its sports.“Jim has such a genuine love for the University of Evansville and the people that work there, especially for the student-athletes,” Byers’ nephew and 1988 MLB 1st overall draft pick Andy Benes commented. “And, it’s one thing to say it, but if you don’t live it out, it can fall on deaf ears. But, Jim has always lived out his faith, his deep love for people, and his commitment to the student-athletes and to the University.” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
The maker of Botox, Allergan Inc. of Irvine, Calif., said Nov 29 that authorities had not been able to confirm that Botox had been administered to the four patients. The company said it was cooperating with federal and state health officials to investigate the cases. Dec 1, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Four people in Florida and New Jersey who might have been injected with the anti-wrinkle medication Botox are seriously ill with possible botulism, according to news services. Allergan also said only two vials of Botox were shipped to Advanced Integrated Medical Center this year and only one was shipped in the past 6 months. The company reported it had reviewed all manufacturing and quality-assurance processes related to the vials and found no problems. Also, the firm said it had received no reports of adverse events related to the manufacturing lots from which the vials came. The two patients in New Jersey were still connected to ventilators but were conscious and communicating through gestures, the newspaper, citing relatives of the patients, reported today. The stories identified the patients as Bach McComb and Alma “AJ” Hall, both employees at Advanced Integrated Medical Systems. They were hospitalized at Bayonne (N.J.) Medical Center. The newspaper described McComb as a physician whose license was suspended by Florida health officials in 2003 after he was charged with trafficking in addictive pain medications. See also: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale said all four patients were on mechanical ventilators. Today the newspaper reported that the two patients in Florida, whom it identified as Eric S. Kaplan and his wife, Bonnie, were in serious but stable condition. Authorities have not confirmed that any of the patients had botulism. A Nov 30 report in the Sun-Sentinel said doctors at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center were treating the two cases there as botulism. The Florida Department of Health (FDH) said it was expecting laboratory tests to clarify the diagnoses later this week, according to the story. Calls to the FDH for more information were not returned in time for this story. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services issued a short statement Nov 29 saying that botulinum toxin poisoning had not been confirmed in the two patients. The statement said Florida health officials were taking the lead in investigating the cases and that New Jersey was cooperating with Florida and the CDC. The Associated Press (AP) reported that a man and woman in their 50s were in critical condition at Palm Beach Gardens (Florida) Medical Center on Nov 28. Dr. Charles Schallop, a neurologist who treated the couple, said they had gone to a Fort Lauderdale clinic called Advanced Integrated Medical Center Nov 24 for Botox injections, according to the AP report. Nov 30 Allergan news releasehttp://agn.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=149490 Two other people were being treated at a hospital in New Jersey for possible botulism, the AP report said. Schallop said the Florida couple reported that the New Jersey patients were at the Florida clinic the same day they were there. Schallop said he suspected all four patients might have fallen ill because of contaminated doses of Botox or some other drug. Botox contains minute amounts of botulinum toxin, which causes muscle paralysis and is the most lethal known substance. The toxin, derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, is one of the six biological agents considered most likely to be used by terrorists. Botulism is usually associated with contaminated food, particularly improperly home-canned food. Botox is used to smooth facial wrinkles and to treat certain muscle disorders. The Sun-Sentinel reported that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was investigating exactly what the four patients were injected with and who administered the injections. The newspaper quoted investigators as saying they were considering the possibility that patients were injected with foreign-made imitations of Botox and Myoblock, another anti-wrinkle drug that contains botulinum toxin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was helping with the FDH investigation by conducting lab tests, CDC spokeswoman Christine Pearson told CIDRAP News yesterday. CIDRAP overview of botulism
Franklin County, IN—Neysa Raible, the Franklin County Clerk would like to remind residents in Franklin County that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to be proactive, voters, including those that are elderly, sick, individuals with compromised immune systems, or anyone, can request an absentee ballot by mail to vote in the upcoming primary. They can be requested by calling the office at 765.647.3224 or you can download an application online by clicking here. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is April 23, 2020 to vote in the May 5 Primary.