Chief deputy earns Texas peace officer title

Tue, Mar 13, 2012 - 5:00am

Mikulewicz completes course, passes test to gain license in state

When Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Blaise Mikulewicz addressed a recent graduating class of the sheriff’s peace officer academy, he felt a little guilty. And a little jealous.

He had 26 years experience in law enforcement and was acting as chief operating officer for the sheriff’s office, but he didn’t yet have a state peace officer’s license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

He does now.

On Feb. 21, Sheriff Benny Parkey swore him in as a Texas peace officer. It took him only 90 days, working after...


Clackamas County Roundup: Anti-rail petition signatures submitted; neighbors remember Gladstone fire victim

Tue, Mar 6, 2012 - 6:00am

By Yuxing Zheng, The Oregonian

View full sizeCourtesy of David SaltosJim H. Saltos, 91, died Sunday night in a fire that engulfed his house of nearly 60 years. "He was a great neighbor, a good business man, and he was a true patriot, that's for sure," said his son, David Saltos.

Catch up on a news-filled Monday in tonight's Clackamas County Roundup:

Clackamas County government: Organizers of a Clackamas County anti-rail petition turned in 11,855 signatures today in hopes of sending the measure onto the Sept. 18 special election ballot.

Gladstone: For 58 years, Jim H. Saltos was the friendly, active man...

Abbott Collaborates with Leading U.S. Forensics Center on Human Identification Testing

Wed, Feb 29, 2012 - 6:00am

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Abbott (NYSE: ABT) has entered into an agreement with the University of North Texas Science Center, one of the nation’s leading forensics institutions, to evaluate the company’s award-winning PLEX-ID(TM) instrument for use in analyzing human remains to support missing persons and human trafficking investigations. UNT Health Science Center works closely with state and federal law enforcement agencies and identifies a large percentage of human remains found in the United States every year.

Through a collaborative research agreement, Abbott has installed a PLEX-ID analyzer at...


Thu, Feb 2, 2012
For Immediate Release Thursday, February 2, 2012 Contact: NCCAM Press Office 301-496-7790 The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) welcomes six new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCAM, the lead federal agency for research on complementary medicine, and a component of the National Institutes of Health. The highly distinguished NCCAM council — composed of physicians, scientists, complementary health practitioners, and members of the public — represents a broad range of science and...

Dean sees compound opportunity

Sun, Jan 29, 2012

11:11 PM CST on Saturday, January 28, 2012 Myron “Mike” Jacobson has been appointed as the first dean of the University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy. “I think this is a unique opportunity to do something great,” Jacobson said. The College of Pharmacy, which was authorized by the 82nd Texas Legislature and established by university regents in 2011, is slated to open at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth in August 2013. The new college has the unique chance, Jacobson said, to educate pharmacy students on a health science center campus,...