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Image by the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office / flickr.comHARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is recommending, but not mandating, that there be no school sports in his state for the rest of the year.During a press conference, Wolf said “the recommendation is that we don’t do any sports until January 1st.”“The guidance is that we ought to avoid any congregate settings,” Wolf said. “And that means anything that brings people together is going to help that virus get us and we ought to do everything we can to defeat that virus. So any time we get together for any reason, that’s a problem because it makes it easier for that virus to spread.”The PIAA had previously given schools the go ahead to decide on whether or nor to allow fall sports. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg News:Days after Energy Secretary Rick Perry requested a study on how to help coal-fired power plants, a lobbyist for the largest U.S. coal producer contacted the department to offer his advice. Many of those ideas became part of the department’s efforts to help the fuel source.Travis Fisher, a senior adviser at the department who coordinated the report, sought and received input from Raymond Shepherd, a top Peabody Energy Corp. lobbyist in Washington. Shepherd, a vice president for government affairs, said the department should highlight a key reason why coal is important: “On-site fuel storage increases reliability,” he said in an email. “Power generation can be interrupted by outages, weather events and competing market pressures.”The resulting study, released by the Energy Department in August, touted the value of power from coal-fired power plants, emphasizing just that point: on-site storage of fuel offers an important way to safeguard the electric grid’s resiliency. A month later the department proposed a rule to bail out coal plants, touting just those fuel-storage attributes. That regulation, if adopted, would be a boon for coal companies like Peabody. Neither natural gas nor renewable energy, coal’s chief competitors in electricity markets, have the fuel-storage attributes of coal.The emails also show that Peabody sought help from the Energy Department and other federal agencies to extend the life of the massive coal-fired Navajo Generation Station in Arizona. A Peabody mine supplies that plant.“We would love to get your insight on how DOE could work with the EPA and Interior to assist in keeping the plant open,” Shepherd wrote in an April 12 email.The emails show that the Energy Department’s study was not an objective look at the reliability of the grid as the department has maintained, said Casey Roberts, a senior attorney for the environmental group, the Sierra Club.The Sierra Club has joined with groups as diverse at the American Petroleum Institute and American Chemistry Council to oppose Perry’s proposed regulation.“These documents show the influence certain private interests had and the extraordinary access they had while the Department of Energy was conducting this study,” Roberts said in an interview. “The communications between Peabody and Department of Energy staff show a shared understanding that the objective of the DOE study was to preserve coal generation.”More: How Coal Giant Peabody’s Ideas Ended Up in Trump’s Coal Study Peabody’s Hand in Writing a Federal Coal-Bailout Initiative
By Dialogo March 03, 2009 In his first visit to Brazil, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with top leaders here and emphasized the importance of military-to-military cooperation as part of the overall U.S.-Brazilian relationship. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen met with Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim and the leaders of the Brazilian armed forces. Brazilian officials said having the meetings here, in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, would give Mullen a good idea of the country’s military capabilities and the challenges of defending areas such as the Amazon Basin. Military-to-military contacts between the two nations are important to the overall relationship between Brazil and the United States, Mullen said at an impromptu news conference before meetings at the Amazon Military Command headquarters. He said he was impressed by the discipline and professionalism the Brazilian servicemembers displayed, and that he enjoyed meeting the leaders and servicemembers in the field. “You learn a great deal more being in the field than being in the capital,” the chairman said. “I can really see what the command does every single day, and how important the command is to the country of Brazil.” Brazil is at the heart of a region that is vital not just to South America, but to the United States and countries around the world, the admiral said. “We are greatly dependent and have a great deal of respect for the leadership of Brazil,” he added. Jobim echoed Mullen’s emphasis on the importance of the U.S.-Brazil relationship, and noted that trust is essential to that relationship. The Brazilian defense minister turned to Mullen and said, “We trust Admiral Mullen.” Brazil is the fifth-largest nation in the world by population. The global economic crisis seems to have affected the country less than other nations, with an economy that experienced 5.8 percent growth in 2008. U.S. and Brazilian forces have worked together in United Nations peacekeeping operations in Haiti and elsewhere. U.S. and Brazilian servicemembers conduct military exercises together, and military-to-military cooperation also includes an extensive exchange program. U.S. Army noncommissioned officers attend the Brazilian Jungle School, and Brazilian cadets attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
The emerging risks and new threats of the 21st century are very different from the traditional threats that we have been used to dealing with in past decades. Currently, they are embodied by hybrid dynamism and advanced technology, which makes them difficult for government agencies to predict and detect. Across the various expressions of Brazil’s national power, complex issues have risen, posing a direct threat to social stability, such as international terrorism, cybercrime, the growth of global markets and of national and transnational criminal organizations, the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction, environmental degradation, climate change, drug trafficking, piracy and bio-piracy, economic and industrial espionage, dual-use technology, and others considered sensitive. This range of subjects has become part of the area of interest of the intelligence services, resulting in a pressing need for a larger number of people to process them and for professional and technical preparation to evaluate their potential, or lack thereof, to become a crisis. In the same way, this has demanded constant reformulation of counter-intelligence doctrine, with the reorientation of its objectives, positions, and principles. Two points have been brought up as crucial. The first is the protection of sensitive information against virtual attacks or cyber terrorism, attacks which take place daily, targeting military personnel, in different countries, from different sources. The second point involves leaks or the systematic compromising of confidential matters by sources originating within the intelligence community itself, as recently occurred on the Wikileaks website. This process of transformation is still underway in the majority of intelligence services, and it is slow because it entails the rupture of paradigms present since the creation of these agencies, in large part, following the end of World War II. As far as doctrine is concerned, it remains practically the same, especially with regard to the collection, search, and analysis of data and the methodology used to produce knowledge. The major difference for the 21st-century intelligence community is in technical and professional preparation and changes in the mindset of its personnel (field agents, analysts, and managers), plus the use of new technologies. These new technologies assist in reducing risk and considerably increase the degree of assurance about certain events, in addition to their specific nature, providing the analyst with a variety of data that allows a more accurate view of the situation in real time, and consequently higher quality in the knowledge produced. Another important issue is moving away from the “secret-focused perspective” that characterized activity during the Cold War. With today’s diversity of sources and modes of access, a great deal of information is no longer classified as secret. A clear example of this statement is provided by open-source intelligence (OSINT), which collects 80 to 90 percent of its information on the web and on social networks. It is the knowledge generated from this data after it undergoes the process of analysis that may be classified as secret, and not the data itself. This Cartesian vision, still predominant in some organizations and agencies, ends up hampering greater cooperation between them when it comes to redirecting the analytical process toward other peer agencies in the governmental sphere and greater coordination and effective collaboration among them, especially in data sharing, since there is an enormous amount of collected material that remains in storage due to personnel shortages. The most damaging consequence is internal competition for information hegemony, bringing with it the possible execution of threats that at first were only a probability. In fact, this was one of the problems noted by the federal commission that investigated the causes of the September 11 attacks, one that more than a decade later continues to be present in various agencies around the world. Still, despite telling victories, which do not become public knowledge in most occasions, and resounding failures broadcast in the media in a sensationalist manner, this activity has come to be recognized by the international community as a vital area for practically all expressions of national power, notably in the military, economic, scientific, and technological fields, with direct consequences for international politics. In view of the emergence of new non-state actors, the current perception is that the development and progress of any society necessarily entails the efficient provision of advice to the decision-making process at its highest level on sensitive matters involving wide-ranging and complex issues, such as security, defense, and sovereignty. In this context, it is natural that controversies and uncertainties should arise in different quarters, in some cases due to lack of knowledge about this activity and its mechanisms of control by the state. Among the most convincing is the position that defends the thesis that excessive power given to intelligence services must result in curtailment of freedom and a decrease in individual rights and guarantees in the name of a hybrid enemy, as described in George Orwell’s classic work 1984. This fear is especially felt in Latin American countries, where between the decades of 1960 and 1980, information services emphasized the domestic field of operations, detecting and imprisoning members of the communist movement, a period during which some abuses were perpetrated. Currently, the threats are more complex, all-encompassing, and lethal. In conclusion, intelligence activity will always be a source of fascination for people due to their need to solve mysteries and the unknown, or even due to the secret classification attributed to its content, which will continue to nourish the widest possible variety of paranoia and conspiracy theories. However, the great lesson that history teaches us with respect to this activity is that from pre-history until our own day, it has become ever more firmly established as an indispensable tool for the survival of societies in a world that has always been highly competitive and in which new risks and threats appear every day. Lieutenant Colonel (retired) André Luís Woloszyn holds a diploma in strategic intelligence from the Brazilian Army War College (Escola Superior de Guerra do Brasil) and is a specialist in terrorism. By Dialogo October 01, 2012
Jurassa Peccini/Brazilian Air Force Magazine The Brazilian Armed Forces have acquired the necessary materials to support public forces during mega events, according to the general, and they are working on capabilities that can still be improved. For security reasons, he didn’t go into details. He also said that at least 1,500 Soldiers will be used in each of the 12 venues at the World Cup headquarters, up to a total of 18,000 Soldiers, “but this does not prevent the Aerial Defense Coordination team from further analyzing the need, and possibly increasing this head count,” he added. In addition, Gen. De Nardi said military airports may be used during the 2014 World Cup, but a decision is still pending regarding this matter. Marcos Ommati/Diálogo Staff Brazil recently hosted two large events: the 5th Military World Games and the Rio+20 Security Conference. Both were successful because of the high level of security provided and the joint participation by the Brazilian Armed Forces. The country will host at least four more important events in the next three years: the Confederations Cup and the World Youth Day in 2013, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Once again, the Armed Forces will join the games to guarantee law and order. The responsibilities of the Brazilian Military during mega events are determined by a Defense Ministry decree. The document states that the Armed Forces will defend and control the airspace; defend the ports, rivers, and maritime areas; maintain cyberspace security; prepare and use anti-terrorism teams; detect and dispose of explosives and also assist in the activities of the contingency forces against chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear agents in all host cities and other locations where the events will occur. According to the chief of the Brazilian Armed Forces Joint Staff, Army General José Carlos de Nardi, who was interviewed by Diálogo in Brasília in late January 2013, those who work with security know the importance of the lessons learned from prior events. “The experience accumulated during the 5th Military World Games, Rio+20 and, prior to those, the 2007 Pan American Games, will help to improve the operational procedures and planning, formulation and execution of responsibilities assigned to the Armed Forces,” declared Gen. De Nardi. Transferring teams to sites within the cities will be coordinated jointly by all authorities, including the security staffs from the international sports organizations. In the case of the World Cup, for example, FIFA security agents will escort the teams with support from the Brazilian Federal Police. These transfers will be monitored by the command and control centers of the public security agencies in each city. The interoperability between all forces involved is crucial to avoid disruption. “Providing security for the event is one thing, but creating conditions for public safety so that the event takes place is another thing,” Colonel Alberto Pinheiro Neto, chief of the General Operational Joint Staff of the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro (PMERJ), told Diálogo. He explained that the investments on the PMERJ will ensure that people who “come to Rio de Janeiro to attend a game in Maracanã stadium, but also plan on attending another event in Copacabana, for example, will be safe; and if they want to visit another town, they will also be safe, because safety is not limited to the inside of Maracanã stadium only.” The Brazilian Defense Ministry said the security plan it created was designed to interfere as little as possible in the population’s daily routine. The main concern was to increase security against potential threats, such as terrorist and virtual attacks. Because of that, they have not scheduled a specific time for the Armed Forces to occupy the slums before and during the mega events. For strategic and security reasons, Gen. De Nardi preferred not to elaborate on the possible creation of a joint task force for anti-terrorism operation. “I can say that our troops have been properly trained to deal with such challenges. We also have very well-trained special forces, which makes me confident in our prevention competency in case of terrorism and response system in situations of counterterrorism.” The general stressed interoperability. He said the Brazilian Armed Forces will act in joint commands composed of participants from the three forces, allowing for a permanent integration. For instance, during the World Cup, these commands will be divided according to the host city. The Army will appoint defense coordinators for Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Brasília, Fortaleza, Cuiabá, Manaus, Porto Alegre and Recife. The Navy will assign the coordinators for Salvador and Natal, while the Air Force will assign coordinators responsible for Curitiba. “In any event, the focus of the actions is to create synergy in the face of a common goal, since none of the branches of the Armed Forces can, on their own, handle all the challenges that come with the security of these events,” he concluded. By Dialogo April 01, 2013 Interoperability The military will build command and control centers in each of the headquarters for the 2014 World Cup. They, in turn, will coordinate with the command and control centers maintained by public security organizations and by the Armed Forces Joint Staff, which is responsible for coordinating the troops. “Integration will be the key point of security in these events, and each action has a respective scope,” said Gen. De Nardi. According to Brazilian Minister of Defense Celso Amorim, well-coordinated international cooperation plays an important role in the success of these events. “This is why we have been receiving delegations from different countries and increasing our bonds of trust and interaction with all of them,” Minister Amorim told Diálogo. The general pointed to the security plans implemented during the Military World Games and Rio+20 as examples of the Brazilian Armed Forces’ concern with airspace security, since anti-aircraft artillery is a prerequisite for international committees that organize the World Cup and the Olympic Games. He said anti-aircraft artillery is part of the equation, but it does not represent a solution by itself. Gen. De Nardi said each of the host cities will have an air defense adjusted to its needs (see sidebar). Brazilian Air Base Anti-terror Actions Brasília will serve as a major airbase, with aircraft from different bases throughout the country mobilized for the security of international sports competitions, such as the Confederations Cup, the World Cup and the Olympic Games. The new command and control models were tested last year in military operations that brought the three services together. They anticipate creation of a central command in Brasília to articulate all aerial transportation in the country. Before then, all aircraft involved were moved and accompanied by the command in each region of the country. “It represents the conservation of ma- terial, human and financial resources,” said Lieutenant General Antonio Carlos Egito do Amaral, chief of the Aerial Operations General Command Joint Staff (EMGAR). The World Cup, for instance, will take place in 12 host cities throughout the country, which indicates, by the previous model, that the concentration of resources and Soldiers will be in each of these regions. According to the new model, a central command will coordinate resources for aviation security in the areas of the events. “With centralized planning, we will place the right aircraft at the right time to meet the needs of each area,” the general said. Airspace Integrated Commands
UPL now buys a felony charge October 15, 2004 Senior Editor Regular News UPL now buys a felony charge Same holds for suspended attorneys who still practice Gary Blankenship Senior Editor The prohibition against nonlawyers and disbarred or suspended attorneys performing unauthorized legal work just got a lot more serious than facing sanctions from The Florida Bar or a Supreme Court injunction.On October 1, a state law went into effect raising the penalties for the unlicensed practice of law from a first degree misdemeanor to a third degree felony. That means violations are punishable by up to five years in state prison and a $5,000 fine, instead of one year in county jail and a $1,000 fine.The bill began after members of the House Judiciary Committee expressed concern almost two years ago about nonlawyers taking advantage of their constituents by charging them exorbitant fees and then doing little if any work.As passed, the legislature addressed all three sections of a state law on UPL. That included nonlawyers who deliver unauthorized legal services, anyone — lawyer or nonlawyer — who knowingly assists a suspended or disbarred lawyer performing legal services, and disbarred or suspended lawyers who continue to practice. It raised the penalties for all three sections from the misdemeanor to felony level.The new law will not mean any changes in the Bar’s UPL or disciplinary operations. The UPL Department will continue to seek cease and desist agreements and Supreme Court injunctions against unlicensed practitioners, and indirect criminal contempt citations for those who violate the injunctions. Lori Holcomb, Bar UPL counsel, said the office also will continue its practice of referring the more egregious cases to state attorneys for prosecution.In a typical year, the Bar investigates around 700 UPL cases, Holcomb said. Some are settled with cease and desist orders, others are dropped, and some wind up before the Supreme Court for injunctions. Many aside from the Bar’s actions are referred to state attorneys, although the Bar has not kept statistics on the number, she said.The referral results have been mixed. Some cases have not be prosecuted, but others have. Holcomb said cases that involve other infractions, such as fraud, theft, or forgery, are more likely to be prosecuted.Ken Marvin, director of lawyer regulation for the Bar, said it is always the Bar’s policy that whenever it runs across an illegal activity, whether it be a suspended or disbarred attorney continuing to practice or theft from a trust account, it is automatically reported to the appropriate state attorney’s office.Second Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs, president of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, said he thinks prosecutors will pay attention to the now-felony referrals, adding it shouldn’t add that much to their workload.“We will do them. It will be an issue of what the sanctions are [under the state’s sentencing guidelines],” he said. “I would suspect that what will happen is when it is put under the [sentencing] guidelines it is any nonstate prison sanction. I would expect we would have pleas.”The legislation came about after a meeting in the fall of 1982 between the House Judiciary Committee and immediate past Bar President Miles McGrane, who was then president-elect. Representatives said they had heard complaints from constituents that nonlawyers were charging hefty fees for legal matters, frequently in immigration matters, and they were doing little or no work. McGrane promised the Bar’s support, and a bill was introduced for the 2003 session to increase the penalties.Although favorably received in both chambers, the bill did not pass in what proved to be an acrimonious session.It was introduced again in 2004 and passed easily in both the House and Senate, and was signed by Gov. Jeb Bush in June.“This is legislation that has been two years in the making, and I think gives us another tool in our armament to fight UPL,” McGrane said when Gov. Jeb Bush signed the bill. “The Bar has been successful in the past in getting injunctions against some of these individuals, but now maybe we can get state attorneys to file criminal charges against the most egregious UPL violators.“As an individual who has always supported and worked to get legal services for the poor, it’s also important to remember that those legal services must be competent legal services.”
Millions of U.S. shoppers are about to launch an all-out assault within the next few weeks as the 2018 holiday shopping season kicks off. According to the National Retail Federation, 2017 holiday shopping sales rose 5.5 percent to $691.9 billion in November and December 2017, marking the strongest growth in holiday retail sales in 12 years. This year, some predict that holiday spending could reach $1 trillion. Where will all that spending action take place? The modern shopper won’t be driving to the mall or a local shopping center this year. Online shopping is set to rise almost 15 percent as more Americans adopt a digital approach to retail therapy. Fading brick and mortar sales are being replaced by a superior and more convenient online experience. Think zero traffic, lots of discounts and the blessing of shopping in PJs as just a few reasons why consumers might be avoiding crowded and poorly stocked retail stores. Placing a digital bow on the package is emblematic of the times we live in with financial services. Our members are seeking an end-to-end solution carousel that meets or exceeds all anticipation. Our ability to provide seamless and secure transactions is woven into the modern retail experience. Credit unions need to become solution-rich sources of payment options, so that members can shop with abandon knowing that they can enjoy a “best in show” experience 365 days per year. Their gift to you: that coveted top-of-wallet status. Keeping your members safe as they navigate the holiday spending frenzy is a crucial role credit unions can and should play. Here are a few tips to share with your members on safer payment practices during the holidays. Please do feel free to post these tips on your website or share it in a format that best serves your membership. Details Really Do MatterFortify your wallet with two forms of plastic payment cards – credit and debit – and make sure you are aware of how much you can spend per day or per billing cycle on each one to avoid going over your spending limits. Are you planning on shopping like a rock star by making a huge purchase? Call ahead! Alert your card issuer as soon as possible so that they can help pave the way to a smooth transaction. Make sure you’ve updated your credit union card accounts with your current email, cell number and address. Purchases can be denied over something as minor as entering the wrong postal code if it doesn’t match your address on record. Keep Safety Top of MindAlways put your plastic payment cards back where they normally reside in your wallet. Hasty purchases can lead to misplaced or lost plastic, which will result in delays while you wait for a replacement. Many retailers today accept Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and/or Android Pay. These forms of payment utilize your mobile device to create a safer payment experience using tokenization. A tokenized form of payment replaces your payment card number with a secure encrypted digital payment that can’t be used again. Who doesn’t love that idea? Ask your credit union if they participate and sign up today to take advantage of this convenient and secure payment option.Avoid patronizing unfamiliar online retailers that offer “deals of the century.” These online merchants may not even be legitimate; the only thing they are in the market for is your credit card information. Stick to trusted retailers and brands that you know in order to avoid fraudulent activity on your payment cards.If you see an unusual transaction on your debit or credit card statement, it is imperative that you report this to your credit union immediately to ensure that your financial accounts haven’t been compromised – and that they remain safely out of criminals’ hands. Ask your credit union what options are available for you to closely monitor your financial accounts. Online banking apps, security alerts and SMS text messaging are commonplace today and highly recommended as a means to stay safer. Greater awareness means greater security. Staying safe and having convenient, easy-to-use forms of payment makes the holidays happier for everyone. Whether your members are planning to shop in-person or digitally, encourage them to be proactive and work with you to keep their information safe. 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Buzzard John Buzzard is Fraud Specialist/Account Executive for CO-OP Financial Services, a financial technology provider to credit unions based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (www.co-opfs.org). Buzzard can be reached … Web: https://www.co-opfs.org Details
33 Attunga St, KingstonEbrahim Gaffoor set out to do a quality renovation when he bought his home at 33 Attunga St, Kingston, in September, 2014, and the results show just that.He has transformed and modernised the two-storey brick home, from replacing the pool lining to new carpets.He also did substantial landscaping work in the yard.“I basically made it like a little resort kind of feel,’’ he said. 33 Attunga St, KingstonThe home is on a 607 sq m block of land and has secure parking with three parking spaces – two in the garage and one under the carport.Marketing agent Azhar Omar, of Ray White Rochedale, said the quality of the renovations had been outstanding. 33 Attunga St, KingstonHe said it would be ideal for an a young family.DETAILS: Price guide: Offers over $399,000Inspect: Contact agentAgent: Azhar Omar, Ray White Rochedale. 0422 363 450 33 Attunga St, KingstonWork also included installing new downlights in all the rooms and installing ceiling fans.He said the large space underneath the home could be put to use by new owners as a teenagers’ retreat or possibly another living area.The double-brick home has a large kitchen which has also been modernised, and includes an electric cook top and ample cupboard space.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 201933 Attunga St, KingstonAll of the bedrooms are towards the back of the home, and all of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes.Marble stones surround the pool and there is a Bali-style hut.The bathroom has been partially renovated and there is a separate toilet.New roof tiles and guttering have been installed and the home is fully fenced. It has solar hot water and a 3000 litre water tank.The property is close to schools, public transport and the park lands. It is also near shops, childcare centres and a medical centre.
Mr. Lehman Allen “Pete” Metcalfe, age 63, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on October 18, 1954, Patriot, Indiana, the son of the late, William Thomas and Betty Joe (Miller) Metcalfe. He was raised in Patriot, Indiana and later attended high school in Harrison, Ohio. Pete was united in marriage to Kathy Holt and later to Elaine, whom preceded him in death and Saundra (Allen) Beck, whom preceded him in death. Pete was employed for Spiral Fab in Vevay, Indiana, retiring in 2016, after five years of service. Pete enjoyed camping and resided in the Switzerland County community for several years until his passing. Pete passed away at 11:30 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana. Pete will be missed by his sisters, Reva Fliehman of Rising Sun, IN, Wanda Rudisell of Cincinnati, OH and Vickie Henderson and her husband: Rondall of Patriot, IN; his brother, William “Bill” Metcalfe and his wife: Linda of Vevay, IN; his half-brother, Joseph Harding of North Bend, OH and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas and Betty Joe (Miller) Harding and his step-father, Joseph Harding.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 6:00 pm, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Friends may call 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Lehman Allen “Pete” Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.