"It's the central nervous system of Mercy." Those words were used to describe the Mercy Data Center in Washington by William Showalter, vice president and chief information officer of the Sisters of Mercy Health System.
World War II was truly a world war involving most of the nations. The United States became involved after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, followed by a declaration of War by Germany. World War II ended with the German defeat in Europe and Japanese surrender Aug. 15, 1945.
The rescue of animals from conditions that generally are abusive due to neglect are more common today than ever before. One reason is that we have humane societies today with more resources to deal with these situations and people know where to call if they observe neglect of animals.
It was bedlam let loose - confusion, panic and disbelief all rolled into one. The date was Nov. 13, 1969, and those who lived in and around Union remember that fateful day as though it were yesterday.
The courthouse had been bombed and, minutes later, the United Bank of Union was robbed.