Condoleezza Rice Visit: Wiseman Quoted in Memphis Daily News

Lang Wiseman was quoted in the Memphis Daily News today regarding the upcoming visit by former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice on November 3, 2010:

“More than anything, she’s an inspirational American success story,” said Lang Wiseman, chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party. “She came from nothing and worked her way up to become secretary of state. She’s obviously a pioneer in the Republican Party and is someone that people can look up to and be inspired by.  She’s an accomplished musician, she’s a Ph.D., and she’s been the (provost of Stanford University).”

Rice will be at Davis-Kidd Booksellers to autograph copies of her book Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family.  You can visit for more information about the book signing.

Reminder for Estimated Tax Filers (Self-employed, etc.)

For all you estimated tax filers, here’s a friendly reminder that your next payment (using Form 1040-ES) is due this next Wednesday, September 15th.

NOTE:  Estimated taxes are generally paid by self-employed persons, although others are potentially required to file.  According to the IRS website instructions: “Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax on income that is not subject to withholding. This includes income from self-employment, interest, dividends, alimony, rent, gains from the sale of assets, prizes and awards. You also may have to pay estimated tax if the amount of income tax being withheld from your salary, pension, or other income is not enough.”

Interesting Medical Malpractice Series from Local Doctor

The Memphis Commercial Appeal had an interesting two-part series about medical malpractice lawsuits written by a local doctor and regular columnist, Dr. Manoj Jain.  He wrote the article from the perspective of recognizing the need for the accountability provided by our medical malpractice system vs. just having had one of his patients send him notice of potential malpractice claim.

While I don’t agree with everything he writes in the two columns, Dr. Jain provides unusually thoughtful, balanced insight for a doctor who is hardly a neutral observer in the fray.  Indeed, he ultimately concludes that the most effective tort reform is simply this: better care and communication by doctors.

How refreshing.  And well worth the read.

Part 1: Threat of Malpractice Lawsuits Means Medicine is a Balancing Act

Part 2: Good Doctor-Patient Relationship Reduces Lawsuits

FYI: Jain also previously wrote an article in 2007 about medical errors and the need for lawyers and lawsuits to hold doctors accountable.

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