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Identifying the racist

(09/30/09 6:00am)

Black men die an average of seven years earlier than white men. Native Americans are five times more likely to contract diabetes than the rest of the U.S. population. Fifty-five percent of blacks live 5 years after diagnosed with cancer compared to 65 percent of whites. Black infant mortality is three times greater than that for whites.

‘Shanks for the memories’

(08/23/09 10:00am)

The Amy Otteman Memorial Classic came to an end this year with our final event on Friday, July 17. After Amy passed in May 1995 due to a stroke, we put together the AOMC 45 days later. The purpose was to raise money for nurse education and to help the family deal with our grief by having something positive happen from such a terrible tragedy.