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Krapf: Loved ones deserve your attention to nursing home care

In World War II, they flew the great air missions, landed on the beaches and fought through six countries to free Europe from the clutches of an evil dictator. They fought in battle and worked in factories to build tanks, airplanes and ships and rationed their food, fuel and clothes for four long years. We know them better as our parents and grandparents.

Lowry: Elder-care abuse suspicious must be reported

CNN recently reported about a dark trend occurring in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the country: sexual abuse of elderly residents, who are often helpless to defend themselves against unwanted advances.

Summerell: Older facilities may bring lead-based paint hazards

For many years, lead pigment was used in paint as a drying and durability agent. However, lead has been proved a dangerous material if ingested. It can cause nervous system damage, stunted growth, kidney damage and delayed development. Lead is particularly dangerous to children because it tastes sweet:Years of lead-poisoning evidence suggests that children put lead-based paint (LBP) chips and toys with lead dust in their mouths. Further, lead paint is dangerous to adults and can cause reproductive problems, is considered a possible and likely carcinogen, and in elevated levels can result in death.

McRae, Harmon: Logistics lunch focuses on tech, transport

The third annual Savannah Logistics Lunch will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19, at the Savannah International Trade &Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. Co-presented by the Center of Innovation for Logistics and HunterMaclean, the 2017 Logistics Lunch will explore “Industry Disruptors.” The program is tailored to Savannah-area logistics companies and the support services, vendors and professional services firms that work with them.

Brownlee: Make sure you build your customer profile

There is not a business out there that sells its products or services to everyone. While I find this shocking, some people really don’t like chocolate. So, if you aren’t selling chocolate to everyone, who exactly are you selling it to? The 80/20 rule suggests that 80 percent of your sales are coming from 20 percent of your customers. In my experience, that is a pretty good estimate, although in some cases it looks more like a 90/10 rule.

Zapp: Let’s take another view of short-term rentals

As a seven-year resident of the Historic District, a three-year licensed short-term vacation rental, or STVR, owner, a retired economist, and a new Downtown Neighborhood Association Board member, I wish to offer an alternative method to achieve the goal of limiting (and reducing) the proliferation of STVRs which will be less divisive and more legally sound than one concept I have heard is being proposed. Full disclosure: we sold our STVR June 20.

Memorial, Mercer graduate first doctors from ‘fast track’ program

Memorial University Medical Center and Mercer University School of Medicine honored the two physicians who are the first graduates of an innovative medical “fast track” designed to address Georgia’s critical shortage of primary care physicians and also to salute an influential legislative leader who has championed the program.

Dr. Daniel Gordon, left, and Dr. Mary Keith, right, were honored recently as the first two graduates of the Primary Care Acceplerated Track Program. Georgia Rep. Butch Parrish, center, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health, attended the ceremony. (Special to the Morning News)

Auto shop reinforces service with social media

A visit to the auto repair shop can cost a lot of money and, often, a lot of frustration. The team at Savannah’s Integrity Auto Repair hopes to change that by pairing old-fashioned customer service with the modern twist of social media to remodel the industry.

Integrity Auto Repair’s new location is at 12125 Apache Ave. The company plans to expand to Pooler, hoping to grow its business through social media. (Photo courtesy of Integrity Auto Repair)

BiS in brief: HOS in Brunswick, Andaz and Food Lion fundraisers, Armstrong gets acclaim

Veterans magazine praises Armstrong

Ramsey: Flip-flops crowd search for proper office attire

It’s summer time and they’re back! Flip-flops.

U.S. current account deficit expands to $116.8 billion

By Paul Wiseman

Feds point fingers as ‘debt relief’ companies prey on students

U.S. enforcement agencies — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission — in recent years have closed only seven companies that lured consumers with rosy promises to reduce or forgive student loan debt.

USDA Secretary Perdue hosts Canadian, Mexican counterparts in Savannah

On a day the Commerce Department announced the U.S. trade deficit rose to its highest level in a year during the first quarter, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue set the table for NAFTA renegotiations, hosting the agricultural ministers of Canada and Mexico in Savannah for their first trilateral talks on the issue.

Sonny Perdue

Producer, writer bring subject of film work to Savannah

As The Rotary Club of Savannah opened their weekly meeting Monday, singing “God Bless America,” 84-year-old Tsui Chi Hsii placed his hand over his heart and sang every word.

Photo by Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News - Tsui Chi Hsii, also known as Charlie “Two Shoes” Tsui and Stratton Leopold. Tsui was the guest speaker at Monday's Savannah Rotary Club meeting.

City Talk: Challenges, opportunities for the local restaurant scene

So far in 2017, 18 restaurants in downtown Charleston have closed.

Savannah airport sets new record for passenger numbers

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport welcomed 236,923 passengers in May, breaking last month’s record for April of 223,402 and setting an all-time record as the busiest month in SAV history.

BiS in brief: Infinity’s new office, SCORE workshop, fishing gear donation, Richmond Hill restaurants

State guide recognizes 3 Richmond Hill restaurants

Savannah Trade Center business challenges records

With just a month left in fiscal 2017, Savannah’s International Trade & Convention Center is performing at its highest level ever, with hotel-room nights in the city’s convention district approaching the record set in 2004 when the G-8 Summit was in town.

City Talk: Savannah officials setting poverty reduction goals

Last Sunday, this column looked closely at poverty statistics for the city of Savannah.

Papy: Bull Street Labs becomes home to magical mix

Maybe you’ve heard this one before: A web startup, a marketing consultant and a social entrepreneur walk into a bar. Oh, wait … maybe it was a game-makers group, a mural policy workshop, and a self-driving car coalition walk into a bar. No, that wasn’t it. Anyway, all these different people walk into the bar and wonderful things happen. That’s essentially what’s happening in Bull Street Labs.