Apopka remembers: The tornado of 1918 and the sycamore trees

first_img TAGSApopka Elementary School Previous articleVote for Mayor, Seat #1, and Seat #2 in The Apopka Voice’s second online election pollNext articleThe two faces of anger Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear 2 COMMENTS Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate William,Thanks for the question. The photo is indeed from 1918, but it’s not of the John Land statue. It’s just a coincidence that the article is referencing Mayor Land below the image. It was not intended to describe the photo. Thanks for asking though and giving me a chance to clarify. William burks October 8, 2020 at 10:15 pm October 10, 2020 at 9:35 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Please enter your name here Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Hello I came across this article by way of my son showing me historical photos of Apopka. I have a curious question. One photo shows a picture of the demolished town and it shows the statue of John land. In the pic .but he was born in 1920. And the picture say it was taken in 1918. So I’m confused. Please enter your comment! Denise Connell  Many towns and cities in Central Florida and across the nation move forward in time with little thought or regard for their roots. With each road expansion, strip mall, and new housing development, their history disappears.But in Apopka, when it comes to history, no matter the growth and changes, it is a city that remembers.Take a look at the bronze statue of longtime mayor John Land standing tall and watching over City Hall. Apopka founding fathers like Ustler, Welch, and Gladden are memorialized as street names all across the four corners of the city. And consider the public outcry when the historic Highland Manor was threatened to be taken out of the plans for the City Center project.Apopka not only remembers its history but fights for it when necessary.The latest milestone involves a tornado, an elementary school, sycamore trees, and a 13-year-old boy who would later become Apopka’s fire chief. Go back in time with me 100 years ago to a small town in Central Florida that’s about to suffer possibly its most devastating storm in history.*****It was a cold January evening when a Category F2 tornado with winds estimated to be between 113-157 miles per hour slammed into the little town of Apopka in the Year of our Lord 1918.Although no one was killed, there were 10 injuries to people due to the tornado. 35 homes were hit, and a total of $125,000 worth of damage was reported to the city, which would equate to about $1.9 million by 2018 standards.According to reports, there were no structures left standing.“The tornado was preceded by a severe electrical and thunderstorm, which commenced about 7 p.m. and lasted until midnight,” wrote the Tampa Tribune. “The tornado came up from the south. It was a “twister” and its path was a line of destruction. Everything in the track of the storm went down. Buildings were demolished and railway cars blown into ditches. Among the houses destroyed were the White residence, the Seaboard depot, Eldridge livery stable, Miss Howard’s residence, Judge Weatherbee’s residence, the schoolhouse, B.F. Wilson’s store and home, and many other buildings. Some can be repaired. That there was no loss of life is considered marvelous.” *****And 100 years later, Apopka remembered the devastating event and celebrated the progress made since.On Thursday, January 11th, students at Apopka Elementary School gathered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the infamous 1918 tornado, which wiped out the school, much of downtown Apopka, and a sycamore tree planted by the PB Sheppard family.  “This event is all about history,” Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer told the students. “Apopka is a very historic city and there are a lot of stories to tell. Today is about maintaining our history and keeping its origins intact.”Apopka Fire Chief Chuck Carnesale is a student of Apopka history and told the students a story about that infamous day.“One of my favorite things is the sycamore tree at City Hall,” said Carnesale. I can see it through the window of my office at the Fire Department. On Arbor Day in 1900 PB Sheppard, who was a City Commissioner in Apopka, planted two sycamore trees, but on January 11th, 1918…100 years ago today, it looked like fire in the sky. Thunder, lightning, and sheets of rain poured down on the town… and then there was a loud sound…it was the tornado. The school, which was where City Hall is now, was flipped upside down. Much of the town was destroyed, and one of the sycamore trees was lost, but the other survived.”In 1918 the Apopka Union School was located on the current City Hall property. Apopka Elementary was moved in the late 1960’s to its current location at the corner of Old Dixie Highway and what is now known as Vick Road. Then Carnesale projected his audience all the way to 1984 to bring the story full circle.“34 years years ago a 13-year-old boy and his mom stopped at the Main Street McDonalds,” he said. “The mom looked across the street and told her son to look at that amazing sycamore tree. The boy instead saw a fire truck. That 13-year-old boy was me, and I asked my mom to take me across the street to see the fire truck. I ended up signing up for the Apopka Fire Department Explorer program… so indirectly that tree is the reason I am the Fire Chief.”During the ceremony students from each grade read poetry about the event, and members of the school choir sang a song. They closed the ceremony by planting another sycamore tree on the school’s property near the front of the school to take the place of the one that fell in 1918.The plaque next to the tree reads:“On January 11th, 1918, a tornado destroyed the Apopka Union School and one of two symbolic sycamore trees that bordered the property adjacent to what is now City Hall.  On January 11th, 2018, a new sycamore tree was planted at Apopka Elementary School to commemorate its link to the rich history of Apopka public schools spanning more than 100 years.”Just another reminder that Apopka never forgets its history.last_img read more

The criminal injustice system is a bipartisan effort

first_imgFamily members and prisoners’ rights advocates gather outside the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez to demand the release of a prisoner suffering from medical neglect during the COVID pandemic.On Jan. 15 at the death row prison in Terre Haute, Ind., with less than a week to go of Donald Trump’s presidency, Dustin Biggs became the 13th federal prisoner to be executed under Trump’s administration. This killing spree that began in 2020 broke a hiatus of 17 years and included last Wednesday’s murder of the first woman prisoner in 68 years, Lisa Montgomery, a woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder and complex post-traumatic stress disorder.For many of us who have spent our lives opposing the barbaric death penalty in the U.S., it was particularly painful to witness these state lynchings. Biggs, a Black man, maintained his innocence until death and was executed while suffering from COVID.Not surprisingly, Democratic lawmakers led by Mass. Rep. Ayana Pressley and others have sponsored a bill to end the death penalty. The real question we should be asking is: Why has it taken so long for Congress to take legislative steps to end the federal death penalty? And who is responsible for the mass incarceration of poor Black, Brown and Indigenous people in the U.S.?Just to ask the question is to answer it. While the criminal injustice system has been a tool of the entire ruling class to oppress, subjugate and murder the working class, especially its most oppressed sectors — no incoming president has done more to fill the prisons than President-elect Joe Biden. A 2015 tweet by Washington Post opinion writer Radley Balko said it all, “The martial/carceral state has had no greater friend in Washington over the past 35 years than Joe Biden.” (Vox, July 31, 2019) Biden and the growth of the carceral stateBiden was in Congress for a very long time. He was there in the 1980s when the racist drug laws were being written and passed. Not only was he responsible for writing many of the federal laws, his voice was one of the loudest for harsher and lengthier sentences. Biden authored the 1986 and 1988 federal drug laws, containing the gross sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine, which opened the door to the racist prosecution and mass incarceration of Black people in disproportionate numbers. In 1991, during a debate over a bill that eventually became the infamous 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, Biden presented a plan that was tougher and more punitive than that of then-President George Bush Sr. He bragged that his version of the bill would provide greater opportunities for federal prisoners to be sentenced to death than under President Ronald Reagan. (Vox, July 31, 2019)This bill led to the exponential growth and expansion of the prison system in California and harsher sentences for prisoners everywhere. Naomi Murakawa, the author of “The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America,” openly stated that Biden’s efforts have made the so-called criminal justice system much larger and more deadly.Biden played a large role in supporting the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, which received bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. This bill, besides increasing prosecutors’ ability to sentence people to death, limited habeas corpus appeals by prisoners on death row and mandated the immediate deportation of all undocumented prisoners upon the completion of their prison terms. So here we are again, only days away from Biden’s inauguration. Just this morning, the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced it was putting all federal prisons on lockdown, supposedly to prevent any prisoner unrest. The federal prisoners are certainly not responsible for the Jan. 6 fascist coup attempt in D.C., nor is there any evidence of an insurgence inside. This sounds like more racist scapegoating and fearmongering.The danger to the working class rests with the new presidency of a candidate and a party which crafted a racist criminal injustice system and then funded, built and filled U.S. prisons with poor people, predominantly Black, Brown and Indigenous. Donald Trump and the Republican Party may have resurrected the federal death penalty and murdered 13 people, but the seeds of the racist, sexist, anti-LGBTQ2S+ criminal injustice system were sown as a bipartisan effort wielded by the Democratic Party. Abolish the racist death penalty — once and for all!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Scrambles to Assemble Data for November Reports

first_img SHARE Previous articleCrop Updates Return With Indiana Harvest ProgressNext articleBudget Deal Provision is Important to Hoosier Exports Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Scrambles to Assemble Data for November Reports SHARE USDA Scrambles to Assemble Data for November Reports Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Oct 21, 2013 Facebook Twitter The USDA was already under fire for the credibility of its crop reports. Following the government shutdown, the agency is scrambling to pick up the pieces and get back on track with these key updates. The government shutdown came right in the middle of data collection for the October crop production reports, thus most of that data has either been lost or is no longer useable. Joe Prusacki, with NASS, says they have never had to start from scratch before, “We have had to postpone reports, for example during President Reagan’s funeral, the 9/11 attacks and even snowstorms that shut down Washington, but this was a first.” Right now he said they are trying to pick up the pieces and get back on track in November, “We are just going through everything trying to figure out where we are and what we can do and can’t do.” See a calendar of revised USDA reportshttps://www.nass.usda.gov/Newsroom/Notices/10_17_2013.asp Gerry Bange, with the World Outlook Board, says they are hoping to have export numbers ready for the November supply and demand report, but admits things are a bit unclear, “One thing we don’t want to do is put out data we can’t vouch for. The data we have at this point is old with regards to the international scene. It is a very difficult situation, but we are making the best of it.”  The next scheduled USDA crop report is November 8, and, at this point, nobody knows exactly what will be in that report or how credible it will be. The USDA announced on Monday that several livestock reports will be combined and released at the end of the month. Prusacki said the Cattle on Feed report scheduled for release on October 18 will be released on October 31. He is hoping that the November crop production report will have some of the data that was supposed to be included in the October report, “Like corn and soybean acreage figurers.” Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2013/10/USDAreports.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Philippine radio journalist shot dead as he drives home after programme

first_img February 16, 2021 Find out more Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago News RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out more July 11, 2019 Philippine radio journalist shot dead as he drives home after programme Brigada Group, the company that owns the radio station, said in statement that it thought  Dizon’s murder was the result of “his relentless exposé against unscrupulous individuals and organizations involved in illegal undertakings” in the Kidapawan region. Apparently referring to Dizon, a message left on the radio station’s hotline last week said in Tagalog: “Watch out Brigada because you will die, just wait, someone will shoot you.” Two individuals on a motorcycle shot Eduardo Dizon five times at around 10:45 p.m. as he was driving home in Makilala, on the southern island of Mindanao, shortly after presenting his regular programme, “Tira Brigada,” for Brigada News FM in Kidapawan City. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeViolence Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Dizon, who called himself “Kabrigada Ed,” had filed a complaint on 4 July about a death threat made against him the day before on a rival radio station, Gold FM, by a certain Dante Tabosares, also known as Bong Encarnacion, a fervent supporter of a religious group called Kapa Ministry. This group is accused of persuading people all over Mindanao Island to invest millions of pesos in a fraudulent “Ponzi” scheme, details of which had been revealed by Dizon in recent weeks. Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img Follow the news on Philippines June 1, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Philippine authorities to do everything possible to ensure that yesterday’s shocking murder of Eduardo Dizon – a radio journalist who made a name for himself by courageously denouncing a religious sect’s scams and who had just been threatened – does not go unpunished. News Organisation News News Relatives of some of the 32 journalists killed ten years ago in Mindanao island participate in a torch parade ceremony, on November 23, 2015 to protest against impunity for crimes against journalists. Eduardo “Ed” Dizon (left) is the 13th journalist to be gunned down in the Philippines since Rodrigo Duterte became president (photos : ABS-CBN – Noel Celis / AFP). PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeViolence “Eduardo Dizon is the 13th journalist to be gunned down in the Philippines since Rodrigo Duterte became president,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “It is time to end this unacceptable cycle of violence against media personnel. The government claims to have set up a ‘presidential task force on media security’ but this task force has produced virtually no results. The investigation into Eduardo Dizon’s murder will be seen as a test. The impunity must stop.” The Philippines is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.last_img read more

“Golden Tickets” to 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design Are Now On Sale

first_img Golden Tickets for the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design are now on sale!Tickets can be purchased online only at pasadenashowcase.org until December 31, 2015 or while supplies last. Golden Tickets cost $60 and are good for one admission to tour the 52nd Showcase House any day and any time the House is open to the public. Limit: 10 tickets per order.This year Showcase will be visiting a Mission Revival estate that exudes stately elegance and pervades a sense of early California style.General Tickets go on sale in early February 2016 and will be available online or by calling (714) 442-3872. The 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design will be open to the public Sunday, April 17 through Sunday, May 15, 2016. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News “Golden Tickets” to 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design Are Now On Sale From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 4:42 pmlast_img read more

Charlie McConalogue TD says government deal must produce more Gardai for Donegal

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Twitter Homepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Facebook Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By admin – May 17, 2016 Google+center_img Google+ Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal must get its fair share of the extra gardai promised under the Fianna Fáil Confidence and Supply arrangement which saw Fine Gael returned to power.Thats according to Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue who says the Government must follow through on its commitment to increase Garda numbers to 15,000.Eight Garda stations closed under Fine Gael and Labour and Garda numbers have been cut substantially – Deputy McConalogue says has had an impact not only on crime rates, but also on people’s confidence levels:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/charl1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Charlie McConalogue TD says government deal must produce more Gardai for Donegal WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleCarthy says latest TTIP report should convince Irish government to reverse its supportNext articleNumber of Donegal women traveling to the UK for abortions falls admin Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

Lough Swilly RNLI warn of Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

first_img Facebook Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Lough Swilly RNLI are warning people to be vigilant after a Lion’s Mane jellyfish was found washed up on the front shore in Buncrana.They say Lion’s Mane jellyfish are present in Lough Swilly.The large harmful jellyfish is usually confined to waters on the East coast. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Lough Swilly RNLI warn of Lion’s Mane Jellyfish By News Highland – July 31, 2020 center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday July 31stNext articleSt Michael’s v Glenswilly LIVE on Highland News Highland Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews WhatsApplast_img read more

Illusionist to share tricks, message at God’s Way

first_img Illusionist to share tricks, message at God’s Way Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen God’s Way Baptist Church in Troy will host a community wide illusion show at 7 p.m. Wednesday and the public is invited.At this show, David Corn, illusionist and youth speaker, will be doing some small tricks and some large tricks such as sawing through someone’s stomach, chaining someone up from head to toe and escaping like Houdini and performing the famous Metamorphosis illusion.“David Corn is a dynamic youth speaker and captures the attention of his audience with illusions,” said the Rev. Chad Teal, church pastor. “But his shows appeal to all ages. He has a message for everyone.” Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Corn has traveled around the country, performing in churches and in public schools. He has performed more than 25 shows in eights states and the Bahamas.The illusion show is free but seating is limited.God’s Way Baptist Church is located at 1100 Elba Highway in Troy. Teal said Corn is a professional illusionist, who focuses on youth and the issues before them.“Friday, we performed illusions at Goshen High School and spoke against bullying,” Corn said. “Monday morning, we performed illusions at Zion Chapel Elementary and spoke on respect. Monday afternoon, we were at Goshen Elementary School and performed illusions and spoke on motivation and doing your best.”The culmination of these events is the big show Wednesday night at God’s Way Baptist Church.“On Wednesday night, David Corn will use scriptures and his focus will be on what is eternal rather than what is temporal,” Teal said. “Along with the show, Corn will challenge his audience to consider the truths of God’s Word and apply them to their lives.”center_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Published 10:58 am Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Next UpCorn has been based at God’s Way this week and has been a blessing, Teal said.“When David goes into a community, he likes to perform at schools. He performed at three area schools and his show and his message were well received.“He uses illusions to capture the interest and gain the respect of the audience. About two-thirds through his show, he will stop and talk with the students about character issues, such as bullying, respect, excellence and initiative. His show encourages kids to strengthen their character.” By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like CAC faces funding cuts Friday was a bad news day for the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center. Camille Downing, Center executive director, said she… read more Sponsored Content Print Articlelast_img read more

Stormy weather moves into Midwest as East dries out

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — After a week of rainy weather, the East Coast is finally digging out of a wet and cool pattern.A stubborn stationary front that has been sitting in the mid-Atlantic for the last week has finally dissipated, and a cold front will dry things out in the next 24 hours.The cold front is draped from the Northeast into the Midwest and the southern Plains on Sunday morning.On Saturday, the front brought up to 100 damaging storm reports from Missouri to Texas, with winds near 70 mph and hail the size of tennis balls.The cold front will bring a few showers to the Northeast on Sunday afternoon, but the most important part is that it will finally clear out of the Northeast by Sunday evening.At the same time, a low pressure system will be moving along this cold front in the Ohio Valley, bringing strong storms. Some heavy rain is also possible, with slow-moving thunderstorms.More storms are also possible in central and northern Texas due to the trailing front there.By Monday afternoon, beautiful conditions are expected in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic with a drier and mild air mass in place.Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms will continue in the Ohio Valley because of the low pressure and the frontal system.There is bad news for the Carolinas, where the front will stall again with showers for hard-hit areas in North Carolina. There should not be a ton of rain in the East, but an additional inch or two is possible over the next couple of days, especially in the Carolinas.Despite a few showers in the East on Sunday, a much warmer day is expected with increased sunshine. Temperatures will be in the 80s all the way into New England. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Briefing

first_img Previous Article Next Article BriefingOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today A round-up of news from the professional journalsValue of nurses RCN general secretary Beverly Malone has accused the health service oftreating nurses like “quiet and nice little girls” who should acceptwhatever they are given. Malone said it is now time for nurses to be valuedproperly. Nursing Standard 19 August 2002 Healthcare assistants’ pay Healthcare assistants will be able to earn more than qualified nurses underthe new pay and grading system for NHS staff, according to Unison. The RCNdisputes the claim, but Unison lead negotiator Paul Marks says that under thenew system some experienced HCAs with vocational qualifications will earn morethan nurses. Nursing Standard 3 September 2002 Drug administration A survey of GP practices has found that just under half do not havearrangements in place to allow nurses to independently administer drugs andvaccines. Under the Patient Group Direction Protocol, all practices arerequired by the Government to issue guidance under which nurses can administercertain drugs without asking a doctor to sign a prescription. But a study bythe Medical Defence Union found only 42 per cent of practices have suchprotocols in place. Nursing Times 2 September 2002 Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more