Latest Kerr Stories

2009-07-11 17:53:17

Former champion Cristie Kerr widened her lead to two shots Saturday with a 1-over-par 72 in the third round of the U.S. Women's Open. At 2-under 211, Kerr was the only player under par after 54 holes. South Korea's Eun Hee Ji shot a 1-under 70 Saturday and moved into second place at even-par 213. Jean Reynolds (74) and Taiwan's Teresa Lu (70) shared third place at 2-over 215. Paula Creamer, who had been just one shot off Kerr's 36-hole lead, fell eight strokes back after an eight-over 79...

2009-05-06 14:04:16

A man's lawsuit against the New Orleans Police Department says an officer threatened to arrest him for wearing a black pinstriped skirt in Municipal Court. Jeremy Don Kerr, who describes himself as a heterosexual male of Scottish ancestry, said in his U.S. District Court lawsuit that officer Glen Tate confronted him as he was leaving the courtroom for an appearance on a charge of disturbing the peace, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Wednesday. Kerr said the officer violated his...

2009-05-04 09:50:00

Dominican Sisters of Hope, Others Question the Continuing Use of Mercury WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dominican Sisters of Hope, supported by Consumers for Dental Choice and the Mercury Policy Project, will present a resolution calling on the Danaher (NYSE: DHR) corporation to transition out of manufacturing mercury fillings at the company's annual shareholder meeting at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. this Tuesday, May 5 at 3 p.m. Danaher owns Kerr, the...

2009-02-27 10:26:51

Johnny Red Kerr, an NBA legend with the Chicago Bulls and the team's first head coach, died Thursday night at his home in suburban Chicago. He was 76. Kerr passed away after a year-long bout with prostate cancer. His death came hours after the unexpected death of former All-Star Bulls point guard and fellow broadcast analyst Norm Van Lier at age 61, the Chicago Sun-Times said. In addition to being the first Bulls head coach in 1966-68, Kerr was an enduring presence as an executive,...

2008-12-01 07:52:12

Miranda Kerr's publicist says the Australian model isn't engaged to her British beau Orlando Bloom, contrary to media reports claiming otherwise. Kerr is known for her work for the lingerie giant Victoria's Secret. Bloom has starred in The Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of the Rings blockbusters. The story ... is completely false and misleading, Kerr's publicist told People magazine of reports that the couple plan to wed. Miranda herself has clearly stated she is not engaged. There is...

2008-09-07 03:00:24

By Blum, Nava Fee, Elizabeth AFTER MORE THAN 25 YEARS of planning and fundraising, American medical missionaries opened the first mental hospital in China in 1898. In 19th century China, the mentally ill were usually confined by their families in a dark room of the house, essentially neglected. 1 If left to wander in the streets, they were often mocked and laughed at, and sometimes stoned. If they did anything wrong, they could be arrested and thrown into prison. Because the mentally ill...

2008-09-01 06:00:07

By Kate Foster A DOCTOR who was suspended from his job after giving sleeping pills to a suicidal patient has revealed he plans to help the campaign to legalise euthanasia. GP Iain Kerr was last week suspended from practising medicine for six months after prescribing the tablets to an elderly woman who later took her own life. In his first interview since the hearing, the Glasgow GP told Scotland on Sunday that he would never again provide drugs in the same circumstances. But he...

2008-08-28 06:01:09

By SHAN ROSS A GP who gave sleeping pills to a suicidal patient will be allowed to retain his practice, health officials ruled last night. But Dr Iain Kerr, 61, was suspended from practising medicine for six months after prescribing the tablets to a retired businesswoman considering suicide. The doctor was found guilty of misconduct following a hearing by the General Medical Council (GMC) last month and faced having the contract for his Glasgow practice terminated. NHS Greater...

2008-08-28 03:00:53

HEALTH chiefs have decided not to tear up the contract of a GP who gave a sleeping drug to an elderly woman so she could kill herself. Dr Iain Kerr, 61, was banned from practising for six months in July after the General Medical Council ruled that he prescribed the pills to his 87-year-old patient "solely for the purpose of ending her life". But NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said last night: "We will not be terminating his practice contract." The health board said Kerr would hire locum...

2008-08-22 03:00:44

FORMER health minister Andy Kerr yesterday called for a new generation of centres combining care for the elderly and nursery places. The Labour leadership hopeful believes respite care for the elderly and nurseries for pre-school kids should be provided under the same roof. The idea is widespread in France but there are only a handful of such centres in Scotland. Speaking after a visit to one of them, at Muirend, Glasgow, Kerr said: "In France, nursing care for the elderly is combined...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'