May 31, 2013

The Times They Are a Changin

The Chicago Sun Times laid off all of their staff photographers.
 The Sun Times was well known for the quality of their photos. They will rely instead on photos taken by reporters and of videos.

"The Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire staff of photographers Thursday and plans to use freelance photographers and reporters to shoot photos and video, the newspaper said. A total of 28 full-time staffers received the news at a morning meeting, according to sources familiar with the situation."

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    Father Andrew Greeley, Christ the King Parish

    Andrew Greeley dead: Priest, author, critic was 85

    The Rev. Andrew Greeley, the outspoken Roman Catholic priest, best-selling novelist and sociologist known for his deeply researched academic appraisals and sometimes scathing critiques of his church, died Wednesday night, several years after fracturing his skull in a freakish fall.

    The Rev. Greeley died in his sleep at his apartment at the John Hancock Center, according to his spokeswoman, June Rosner. He was 85.

    Rosner said the Rev. Greeley had been in poor health since an accident on Nov. 7, 2008. He was at Advocate Lutheran General Medical Center when a piece of his clothing apparently got caught in the door of a departing taxi and he was thrown to the pavement.

    The family released a statement this morning saying "our lives have been tremendously enriched by having the presence of Fr. Andrew Greeley in our family. First and foremost as a loving uncle who was always there for us with unfailing support or with a gentle nudge, who shared with us both the little things and the big moments of family life.

    "But we were specially graced that this man was also an amazing priest who recently celebrated the 59th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. He served the Church all those years with a prophetic voice and with unfailing dedication, and the Church he and our parents taught us to love is a better place because of him.  Our hearts are heavy with grief, but we find hope in the promise of Heaven that our uncle spent his life proclaiming to us, his friends, his parishioners and his many fans.  He resides now with the Lord of the Dance, and that dance will go on."

    A highly-regarded sociologist, preternaturally prolific author and unabashedly liberal Chicago priest, the Rev. Greeley regularly took his church to task in both his fiction and his scholarly work. His non-fiction books covered topics from Catholic education to Irish history to Jesus' relationships with women.

    His racy novels and detective stories, which often closely paralleled real events, aired out Catholic controversies and hummed with detailed bedroom romps that kept readers rapt and coming back for more. Best-sellers like The Cardinal Sins in 1981 earned him millions of dollars, much of which he donated to the church and charities. The Rev. Greeley authored some 50 best-selling novels and more than 100 works of non-fiction that were translated into 12 languages. “So, he didn't just crunch numbers. He interpreted them....and he was never afraid to interpret things very loudly.”

    The Rev. Greeley filled many of his books with the results of work he did at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, where he'd done work since his days as a doctoral candidate in the early 1960s. He also taught sociology at the University of Arizona. But, Greeley said his immense body of research and writing was merely a reflection of his calling to be a priest.

    “I'm a priest, pure and simple,” Greeley told the Tribune in 1992. “The other things I do — sociological research, my newspaper columns, the novels I write — are just my way of being a priest. I decided I wanted to be one when I was a kid growing up on the West Side. I've never wavered or wanted to be anything but.”

    The Rev. Greeley's research at NORC showed “that the idea that societies inevitably become more secular as they modernize is untrue,” said Tom W. Smith, director of the General Social Survey at NRC.

    “I think he drew many of his hypotheses from his vocation as a Catholic priest,” Smith said in an e-mailed statement. “He then put those ideas to rigorous scientific testing.”

    The Rev. Greeley criticized the church hierarchy over issues including its teaching on contraception and the way bishops handled the sexual abuse crisis. His blunt criticism set him apart from other Catholic sociologists, said Martin Marty, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
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      May 30, 2013

      Dr. Lewis Yocum, MPHS 1965

      Dr. Lewis Yocum, longtime Angels team physician, dies at 65

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      Dr. Lewis Yocum, the longtime Angels team physician and a giant in the world of sports orthopedic medicine, died over the weekend after quietly battling liver cancer, the team announced Tuesday. He was 65.
      Yocum, who was in his 36th season with the Angels, was among the nation’s most-renowned sports surgeons, one who saved the  careers of countless professional athletes, many of them major-league and minor-league pitchers who underwent Tommy John surgery.
      “The Angels family and Major League Baseball have lost one of baseball’s finest gentlemen and a truly outstanding professional with the passing of Dr. Yocum,” Angels spokesman Tim Mead said in a team-issued statement.
      “His talents extended the careers of countless professional athletes, and he extended quality of life for so many others he advised, treated and operated on during his distinguished career. His contributions and impact in the medical field will long be remembered across the country. He represents the standard for others in his profession to attain.”
      An associate at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, Yocum was inducted as an honorary member of the Professional Baseball Athletics Trainers Society in 2008, becoming only the second physician to earn that distinction. He also sat on the Medical Advisory Committee that worked with Commissioner Bud Selig.
      The Chicago native received his bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University in 1969 and his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1973.
      Yocum is survived by his wife, Beth; a son, Donald; and a daughter, Laura, whose ages are not known.

      Thanks to Dennis Carlson for letting us know.

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