954 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 76 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2018
Zachar Law Firm in Phoenix describes itself as providing “extensive litigation
experience on behalf of vacation resort injury victims. Attorney
Christopher Zachar is not a ‘snowbird’ lawyer who moved here to take
advantage of the climate. He is an Arizona native who understands the legal
liability requirements of vacation resort property owners.”
Bruce C. Bell was reappointed and Nina Purewal was appointed as public
members of the board of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British
Columbia for terms ending September 1, 2020.
The science website <www.inverse.com> reported that a Boston physician,
Dr. Maneep R. Mehra, recently found himself in Paris at the Louvre as
one of the roughly six million people per year who take in a viewing of Da
Vinci’s Mona Lisa. “I don’t know how to appreciate art,” claimed Dr. Mehra,
“but I do sure know how to make a clinical diagnosis.” After diagnosing a
xanthelasma on the subject’s left eye, a benign lipoma on her hand, the
beginnings of a goiter on her neck and a yellowish tinge to her skin, Dr.
Mehra concluded: “I’m looking at a slightly edematous, swollen woman
with no hair throughout. That, to me is a classic picture of clinical hypothyroidism,
or an underactive thyroid gland.” Sometimes leaving your work at
home when you go on holiday is a good idea.
Oregon’s revised statutes include a section headed: “Possession of walking
catfish and piranha restricted”. The State Fish and Wildlife Commission
may issue a permit to a public park, zoo, museum or educational institution
to possess these fish but may refuse to do so if it finds that the requesting
organization “has physical facilities for holding the fish that are inadequate
to prevent their escape from confinement”.
We found this gem of a correction from The New York Times: “Because of a
telephone transcription error, an article about Marcia Robinson Lowry, a
lawyer and head of the Children’s Rights Project, included an erroneous
description. The first sentence should have begun ‘Attorney Marcia Robinson
Lowry,’ not ‘A tiny Marcia Robinson Lowry.’ (Ms. Lowry is 5 foot 7.)”
Katherine M. Wellburn, sometime registrar of the B.C. Supreme Court,
Daniel J. Chow, Carmelle Dynae Dieleman and Carlos G. Garcia were
appointed to the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal for terms
ending October 31, 2020.
November 16, 2018 was proclaimed Children’s Grief Awareness Day.
November 20, 2018 was proclaimed Child and Youth Day.