SUPPORTING LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA RESEARCH!
At 8 a.m. TOMORROW (Friday, June 19) at the Houston Police Academy, Houston police officers on the HPD Bicycle Relay Team will participate in opening ceremonies for the 28th annual Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Bicycle Relay from Houston to Providence, Rhode Island.
Immediately following the ceremony, about 9 a.m., officers will take off from Houston Police Academy on their journey.
HPD officers will be joined by riders from the Houston Fire Department, M.D. Anderson medical personnel and other citizens and police personnel. Each officer will ride to Rhode Island wearing a tag bearing the name of a patient, in efforts to raise money for research in battling leukemia and lymphoma. The HPD bicycle relay team will pedal about 1,800 miles in five days.
For more information or to donate to this worthwhile effort to fight the #1 child killing disease, please visit www.HPDRELAY.COM
WHAT: HPD Bicycle Relay Team to Depart from Houston Police Academy
DATE: TOMORROW (Friday, June 19)
TIME: 8 a.m. Ceremony, 9 a.m. Departure
WHERE: L. D. Morrison Senior Police Academy, 17000 Aldine Westfield Road
IT’S TIME TO GO TO WORK ON THE BEAT!
The Galveston Police Department is currently accepting applications for police officer. All applicants are required to take a written exam that will be given:
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
San Luis Hotel, Ballrooms A and B
5222 Seawall Boulevard
All candidates should arrive early and bring photo identification to the exam. The test will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and no one will be admitted once the exam has commenced. The exam will be scored immediately. Directions and schedules for each step in the hiring process will be announced following the test.
Candidates must pre-register for this examination by calling the City of Galveston’s Human Resources Office at (409) 797-3650. The exam registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 12th. An exam study guide is available from the City’s Human Resources Office free of charge.
For more information please contact the City of Galveston’s Human Resources Department by calling (409) 797-3650. Additional information is available on the City of Galveston’s website, www.cityofgalveston.org. The City of Galveston is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
THE DIRECTOR AND FOUR OF HER STAFFERS AT THE IBERVILLE BUILDING HIT WITH SWINE FLU!
I was sitting on a hot tip Wednesday and I couldn’t do anything with it in Houston. The tip: Five people in the Department of Social Services in Louisiana at the Iberville building were stricken with the swine flu. I got the tip from a friend in Baton Rouge. Instead of just sitting on it I made some calls. Two hours later it was headline news on at least two of the television stations in my hometown. What made this tip even more intriguing was the 5 people with confirmed cases of swine flu included the head of the Department of Social Services in Louisiana Kristy Nichols. The stations did their research and found file video of Nichols coughing profusely at a legislative committee meeting only a few weeks ago. Ironically, someone on the tape joked and said they were sure it wasn’t swine flu. I got thank you calls from former colleagues in the River City after they had a chance to break the small outbreak. That leads me to this point. If you have a hot tip in Houston make sure you send it my way and I will get even more joy with breaking the story if it’s right in our own backyard!
News Tips: firstname.lastname@example.org 713-479-2955
Video report: http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/48337182.html
DO YOU RECORK?
I’ve heard of bottle recycling, plastic recycling, and even computer recycling but never cork recycling. Apparently, some Houston area liquor stores are on a campaign to recycle corks from wine bottles. In fact, one store in The Woodlands will donate 2 cents for every cork turned in by its customers. That money will be used for cancer research and care. The store I encountered has plans to match the 2 cents for every cork turned in. I wasn’t quite sure what a recycled cork would be used for but the clerk had the answer. He said the corks are mainly used for running and racing tracks at various schools and college campuses. I guess they could also be used to, well, make more corks. Will you donate your corks for a worthy cause?
REGINA WOOLFOLK DROPS BY THE INSITE!
It’s a scary thought for a man to see a woman standing with a very intense look on her face and a pair of scissors…at least a pair that big. But all jokes aside, you’re looking at HPD’s Deputy Director of Communications Regina Woolfolk. She is holding the ceremonial scissors for the ribbon cutting at HPD’s new Property Room. I thought it was a cool picture and discreetly aimed and got the shot. It was the same day Regina told the Insite I was always incognito but I’m always there. By the way, Woolfolk’s staff has nothing but wonderful things to say about her and I believe them. Hey Regina, thanks for stopping by the Insite. And put those big scissors away, please!
CAN YOU BEAT THIS?
The Insite spotted another set of fingernails that caught my attention. This time they were on a man. Do you think they beat our Insite nails of the week two weeks ago? The Insite would like to hear from you!
NO ONE WAS INJURED IN THE INCIDENT!
The pilot of a Continental Airlines flight from Brussels to Newark died over the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, but the jet landed safely with two co-pilots at the controls.
Flight 61 touched down on-time just before noon at Newark Liberty International Airport, authorities said. The Boeing 777 was carrying 247 passengers, said Kelly Cripe, a spokeswoman for the Houston-based airline.
Passengers weren’t told of the pilot’s death in flight. During the flight, an announcement was made asking if any doctors were aboard and several passengers approached the cockpit.
The 61-year-old Newark-based pilot, with more than 20 years of service to the airline, is believed to have died of natural causes, Cripe said.
A relief pilot was on board during the flight and took the place of the deceased pilot, she said.
“The flight continued safely with two pilots at the controls,” she said in a statement.
HE’S GOING TO BE ON METRO’S BOARD!
Metro announced today that Pastor James Dixon was resigning from the Metro Board.
Attached is Metro’s press release.
The Mayor will be nominating Terence Fontaine to replace Pastor Dixon on the Metro Board.
See attached press release from the Mayor. You should be receiving the Mayors letter and Terence Fontaine’s resume later today.
Mayor Bill White’s Chief of Staff