The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update


February 2, 2013

Dennis Lanane: Nurses to address next Triad meeting

February is National Healthy Heart Month. This will be our topic for our next meeting, February 21 at  10:30 a.m. We will have two speakers from St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, Martha Harper and Patricia Layton, who both are emergency room nurses with backgrounds diagnosing hidden signs of heart problems.

Danielle Olney, a dietician from Community Hospital, will talk about the importance of good nutrition. We also will have somebody to talk about the importance of exercise.

January Triad meeting

The January Triad meeting was well-attended and a lot of good information was passed on to those in attendance. Sheriff Ron Richardson talked about several local issues, including the problems law enforcement officers have trying to contain the manufacturing of meth in Madison County. Anderson Police Chief Larry Crenshaw spoke about improvements they were trying to make in the department.

Indiana State Police Detective Kletthiemer warned the crowd about being cautious in the purchasing of gift cards. When you buy these cards off the rack in any store, a scammer may have come in and either copied the serial numbers off the back of the card or used an inexpensive scanner in his pocket to read and copy the serial numbers. Every few days, he simply calls the gift card phone number and enters the unique numbers to find out which cards have been charged — and what the remaining balances are and takes what is left.

Michelle Mayer from the Indiana Attorney General’s office talked about some things to do and not do in regard to the annoying, unwanted telephone calls we get.

If they are from outside the country, the federal government is the only agency that might be able to investigate them. One thing you do not want to do if you answer a robocall from a telemarketer is “press 1” as instructed. Your number will be automatically added to a “hot list.” Your name and number will show up on other telemarketers’ lists, and you will get even more unwanted calls.

Mayer went on to encourage people who are on the “do not call” list to report unwanted calls from the legitimate businesses. To make that easier, Triad handed out complaint forms from the Attorney General’s office and log sheets. Several people, myself included, have gotten unwanted phone calls from ADT Security Systems trying to get us to buy their systems. This could be reported if you never have done business with them. Log the time and date of these calls and file a complaint.

Most telemarketers are forbidden from calling or texting numbers on the “do not call” list. There are four types of telephone solicitors who are exempt from this law and may continue to contact you. These include charitable organizations (whose calls are made by volunteers or employees), newspapers (whose employees make their telephone calls) and licensed insurance and real estate agents.

Indiana law does not allow companies with existing business relationships to make sales calls to you unless you have provided your permission to do so.

Dennis Lanane is chairman of Madison County Triad. His column appears the first Sunday of each month. He can be reached at

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