Latest Joe Jackson Stories

2010-12-01 08:52:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unless Congress takes action during the upcoming lame duck session, Americans will be prohibited from using their pre-tax flexible spending account (FSA) contributions to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) medications like Claritin and Tylenol without a doctor's prescription beginning on January 1, 2011. Providers, retailers, administrators and consumers have criticized the rule because it will reduce accessibility to useful OTC medications...

2010-11-11 08:43:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save Flexible Spending Plans today called on the new leaders in Congress to follow through on their campaign promises to fix problems with the health care reform law, including restrictions on employer-provided flexible spending accounts (FSAs). The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act includes several restrictions on FSAs, which were incorporated to pay for a portion of the health reform bill. First, starting on January...

2010-08-26 08:31:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WageWorks Inc., the country's largest independent provider of consumer-directed benefits solutions, today announced the launch of the nationwide consumer education campaign -- Save Smart, Spend Healthy (www.SaveSmartSpendHealthy.com). The campaign will educate Americans about the money-saving benefits that can be achieved with a flexible spending account ("FSA"). "While FSAs are widely available to those working for large employers,...

2009-08-31 09:03:41

Michael Jackson's father, Joe, says he wasn't aware the U.S. pop star was using drugs before his death in June at the age of 50. The singer's June 25 death was declared a homicide due to the lethal levels of the anesthesia propofol and other drugs found in his system. His personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray, is under investigation for administering the medication to Jackson for weeks before his death in an effort to help the allegedly insomniac entertainer sleep. Investigators are also...

2009-08-30 11:40:17

The late pop star Michael Jackson has been honored in Las Vegas with a star on the Palms Casino Resort's Walk of Fame, his father says. Jackson's father, Joe, spoke to those in attendance at Saturday's Walk of Fame event in honor the Beat It singer, who died on June 25 at the age of 50, People.com reported. I wish he was here to see this take place, Joe Jackson said. Event emcee Robin Leach said the initial plan for the Walk of Fame event was for Jackson to accept the star following the pop...

2009-08-20 16:50:49

Michael Jackson's father, Joe, says the U.S. pop star's burial in California has been postponed two days. Jackson died June 25 at the age of 50. The cause of his death is still under investigation. A public memorial was held for the singer July 7, but his body has not been interred yet. His family announced recently that he would be interred in the Great Mausoleum in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Calif., on Aug. 29, what would have been his 51st birthday. However, Joe Jackson told TMZ...

2009-08-05 10:26:00

In 2005, Obama requested probe of Weaver suspension CHICAGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Significant information as released by the Chicago Baseball Museum's Paul Ladewski: If Pete Rose were to be welcomed back to Major League Baseball in the days ahead, then should the olive branch also be extended to Joe Jackson, Buck Weaver and others? Longtime baseball fans and historians undoubtedly asked themselves that question in wake of several media reports that commissioner Bud Selig...

2009-07-30 15:10:00

Joe Jackson says Omer Bhatti, a 25-year-old Norwegian aspiring rapper, is his late son Michael's eldest child. Michael Jackson died June 25 at the age of 50. He had three known children -- Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael II, 7. Bhatti was frequently seen with the pop star and reportedly lived at the singer's Neverland Ranch at one point although his identity and relationship to Jackson were not clear. The Los Angeles Times noted Bhatti was in the front row of Jackson's...

2009-07-21 11:08:09

Joe Jackson denies allegations he abused his late U.S. pop singer son Michael and has plans to guide the show business careers of the star's three children. Asked on CNN's Larry King Live Monday if he would encourage Michael's two young sons and daughter to be entertainers, Jackson replied, They have to be what they are, kids, at the moment. I can't get into that right now, Larry, because, I mean, I just can't, he added. King pressed Jackson to address media reports claiming he is trying to...

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  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.