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Parsons is the eye at CBS

Richard Parsons, the Eye at CBS

Richard Parsons, former CEO of Time Warner, has been named interim chairman of the board of CBS Corp., following last month’s resignation of Leslie Moonves, CBS’s CEO and chairman, who was cited for sexual misconduct.

The 70-year-old Parsons was Time Warner’s CEO from 2002 to 2007 and chairman 2003 to 2009. He also served as chairman of Citigroup and interim chairman of the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA.




Carolina Panthers sign Eric Reid

Eric Reid, the first National Football League player to join Colin Kaepernick in taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality, has signed a contract with the Carolina Panthers.

Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick

The Panthers were looking for an opportunity to improve the safety position, and Eric Reid was looking for an opportunity to return to the field, the team said in a statement.

Reid and Kaepernick, who were San Francisco 49ers teammates, were unable to find jobs because of their protests, which gained widespread attention.

Kaepernick, who still hasn’t signed with a team, tweeted Reid, “congrats 2 my brother.”


Habilitative Systems to hold 40th anniversary gala

Habilitative Systems Inc. of Chicago will hold its 40th anniversary gala October 13 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Habilitative Systems is a nationally-recognized human-services agency that uses a continuum of care approach to provide much-needed programs to underserved populations and people living with an array of health and human-service needs. Bobby E. Wright Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center, Habilitative  Systems Inc. and the Cook County Health & Hospitals Systems recently formed  a Triage Center.



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