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2014-09-04 16:26:55

Chicago/L.A. Resident Nancy Hoyt to Lead Compassion & Choices Board CHICAGO and LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nancy Hoyt, a counseling psychologist and educator who lives in Chicago and Redondo Beach, Calif., is the new board chair of the nation's leading end-of-life choice organization, Compassion & Choices. She and her husband, Bob Hoyt, have been involved with Compassion & Choices for more than a decade....

2014-09-03 12:31:24

DC Resident, University of Chicago Alumnus Named to Board of Compassion & Choices WASHINGTON and CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David N. Cook, a veteran attorney and supporter of the end-of-life choice movement, has joined the board of directors of the nation's leading end-of-life choice organization, Compassion & Choices. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140903/142485 Cook's distinguished legal career has spanned more than 40 years since he earned his...

2014-09-03 08:30:18

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Behavior-change marketing firm Salter>Mitchell and global communications leader Porter Novelli have been selected to provide marketing and communications support to Compassion & Choices, the leading nonprofit organization working to improve care and expand choice at life's end. Working with global design and innovation consultancy Continuum, Salter>Mitchell and Porter Novelli will develop a multi-disciplinary campaign to increase...

2014-08-26 16:27:57

Samantha Sandler Named to Board of Compassion & Choices NANTUCKET, Mass. and NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Samantha B. Sandler, a civic leader and conservationist who lives in Nantucket and New York City, has joined the board of directors of the nation's leading end-of-life choice organization, Compassion & Choices. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140826/139858 Sandler is a member of the New York City Center Education Committee, advisor and former...

2014-07-23 16:27:23

In the news release, "Mexican-American Leader Joins Nation's Leading End-of-Life Choice Organization," issued 23-Jul-2014 by Compassion & Choices via PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the first paragraph, first sentence, should be updated to include the fact that Rev. Dr. Ignacio Castuera was appointed to Compassion & Choices' Southern California advisory board in addition to its board of directors. As a result, the first sentence should read as follows: "Rev. Dr....

2014-07-23 12:31:46

Former Planned Parenthood National Chaplain Named to Board of Compassion & Choices LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Dr. Ignacio Castuera, a Mexican-American civil and human rights leader, has joined the board of directors for the nation's leading end-of-life choice organization, Compassion & Choices. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/129906 A resident of Claremont, California, Rev. Castuera already has been interviewed by the Hispanic...

2014-07-14 16:24:26

Oregon Death-with-Dignity Law Coauthor Welcomes Archbishop's Change of Heart WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coauthor of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act welcomed one of the world's preeminent religious leaders, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, for reversing his position and backing a British bill modeled after Oregon's first in the nation aid-in-dying law. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140714/126821 "Archbishop Tutu's endorsement of death with dignity is...

2014-06-13 16:23:20

Completing Advance Directive Is Imperative, but Not Sufficient by Itself WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tragic legal battle between legendary radio host Casey Kasem's wife and children over his end-of-life care is a teachable moment for his millions of fans, according to the nation's leading end-of-life choice advocacy organization, Compassion & Choices. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131107/DC12439LOGO-b "This sad story vividly illustrates...

2014-03-12 12:29:01

Chicago Native Daniel Wilson Joins Compassion & Choices' D.C. Staff WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's oldest and largest organization working to improve care and expand choice at the end of life has hired a new national and federal programs director in Washington, D.C. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/DC81938-a Chicago native Daniel Rutherford Wilson has joined the Washington, D.C. staff of the Denver-based nonprofit Compassion &...

2014-02-24 20:23:34

PA AG Urged Never to Prosecute Family Members Who Care for Dying Parents HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Compassion & Choices praised today's decision by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane not to appeal the dismissal of a felony "assisted suicide" charge against Philadelphia nurse Barbara Mancini. Compassion & Choices and Pain Treatment Topics filed an amicus brief in support of the defense's motion to dismiss the case. (Photo:...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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