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economist allan meltzer, 1928-2017 - the washington post


the death on may 8 of allan meltzer, 89, deprives the country of one of its most influential economists in the past half-century. a professor at carnegie mellon university in pittsburgh since 1957, meltzer played a crucial role in convincing much of the economics profession to abandon policies that led to rising inflation in the late 1960s and 1970s.along with milton friedman (1912-2006), who later won the nobel prize in economics, meltzer was one of the most prominent “monetarist” economists. the monetarists blamed higher inflation — consumer prices rose 13.5 percent in 1980, up from 1.7 percent in 1960 — on the federal reserve for pumping too much money into the economy. too much money chased too few goods.at the time, this was a distinctly minority view among economists. most fa...






millions of dollars’ worth of research in limbo at nih


for four years, jed meltzer studied communication disorders at the national institutes of health, using brain-imaging technology to pinpoint the impact of strokes on speech. his postdoctoral training, he wrote on his blog, comprised “some of the most scientifically satisfying years of my life.“i got to collect amazing, irreplaceable data, and i got to learn from the best and work with unparalleled resources. most importantly, i got to publish several papers that established my scientific reputation and positioned me to move into a faculty position in 2010.”but now that data is useless for meltzer and about a dozen other scientists caught in a dispute that is unusually fierce,even for the highly competitive world of elite biomedical research.the leadership at the national institute on...






man denied appointment kills self, shoots two at medical office


a patient who tried to make an unscheduled appointment shot two employees at a las vegas medical office before turning the gun on himself, according to police. the two employees and a third person injured trying to get out of the center for wellness and pain care of las vegas did not receive life-threatening injuries when the unidentified gunman opened fire around 3:30 p.m. local time thursday, police spokeswoman laura meltzer said. she said that the gunman is believed to have been a patient at the office, but burst into violence after being told he could not be accommodated for an unscheduled appointment. "he pointed the gun at me and i just ran, i got down on the ground and i got out," caitlyn jones, also inside the medical center, told the las vegas review journal.was...






man denied appointment kills self, shoots two at medical office


a patient who tried to make an unscheduled appointment shot two employees at a las vegas medical office before turning the gun on himself, according to police. the two employees and a third person injured trying to get out of the center for wellness and pain care of las vegas did not receive life-threatening injuries when the unidentified gunman opened fire around 3:30 p.m. local time thursday, police spokeswoman laura meltzer said. she said that the gunman is believed to have been a patient at the office, but burst into violence after being told he could not be accommodated for an unscheduled appointment. "he pointed the gun at me and i just ran, i got down on the ground and i got out," caitlyn jones, also inside the medical center, told the las vegas review journal.was...






nyc bodega clerk charged with assault after clash with teen


an east village bodega clerk is accused of bashing a teenage customer with a baseball bat, while calling him a transsexual, the victim told to police. a lawyer for the clerk, dia el-deen hassan, claims the victim, 18-year-old noel torres, is lying and says he has video to prove it. “video shows the complainant trying to steal and run out,” lawyer stuart meltzer said wednesday. “it’s not a hate crime. it’s a theft that was trying to be prevented.” torres walked into the kamaran deli and grocery on avenue a near e. fifth st. about 7:50 p.m. tuesday and tried to buy beer and other items, police and sources said.3 men charged with hate crimes in killing of transgender woman(google) hassan, 20, pushed a plastic display case and grabbed torres’ arm before picki...






prodigy, half of rap duo mobb deep, dead at 42


new york — rapper prodigy, a member of the hardcore new york hip-hop duo mobb deep, has died. he was 42.the rapper’s publicist said in a statement tuesday that prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in las vegas “for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis.” prodigy has battled sickle cell since birth and was in las vegas for a performance.the exact cause of death was not clear, the representative said.clark county coroner john fudenberg told the associated press in las vegas that it could take up to six weeks to determine a cause of death. but he said foul play was not suspected. officer laura meltzer said las vegas police were not called to investigate the death.prodigy was born in new york. he found success in the ‘90s with fellow rapper havoc in mobb deep. the du...






teen cuffed after lying about nyc bodega clerk assault with bat


a bias bodega “bashing” in the east village in april was actually bogus, authorities said. store clerk dia el-deen hassan, 20, was charged with taking a baseball bat to customer noel torres, after allegedly remarking that he wouldn't serve a "tranny.” hassan and his attorney denied the allegations and said torres was trying to steal beer from the kamaran deli and grocery on avenue a near e. fifth st. when they clashed on april 18. torres, 18, was arrested and slapped with a filing a false report charge on may 23 and hassan's assault and weapons charges are expected to be dismissed next week manhattan criminal court, his lawyer stuart meltzer told the daily news.nyc bodega clerk charged with assault after clash with teen hassan goes before a judge on wednesday....






teen cuffed after lying about nyc bodega clerk assault with bat


a bias bodega "bashing" in the east village in april was actually bogus, authorities now confirm. store clerk dia el-deen hassan, 20, was charged with taking a baseball bat to customer noel torres, after allegedly remarking that he wouldn't serve a "tranny." hassan and his attorney denied the allegations and said torres was trying to steal beer from the kamaran deli and grocery on avenue a near e. fifth st. when they clashed on april 18. torres, 18, was arrested and slapped with filing a false report charge on may 23 and hassan's assault and weapons charges are expected to be dismissed next week in manhattan criminal court, his lawyer stuart meltzer told the daily news.nyc bodega clerk charged with assault after clash with teen hassan goes before a judge on wedne...






wwe star seth rollins says knee injury ‘is real,’ wrestlemania match now in jeop


less than two years ago, seth rollins held two wwe titles. (jp yim/getty images)for the second year in a row, wwe superstar seth rollins might have to miss wrestlemania because of a knee injury.“this re-injury to my surgically repaired knee is real and a lot is up in the air right now,” the 30-year-old said in a series oftweets posted wednesday night.the injury occurred two days earlier in the closing minutes of monday’s episode of “raw” during a scripted scuffle with samoa joe.it isn’t exactly clear what happened to injure rollins’s knee, however, he took several large bumps during the altercation.as it is with pro wrestling, deciphering the truth took longer than normal as some speculated the injury was fake and part of the planned story line following a tweet posted by samoa joe on wedn






wwe confirms seth rollins tore his mcl; wrestlemania match ‘in serious doubt’


less than two years ago, seth rollins held two wwe titles. (jp yim/getty images)a week after wwe superstar seth rollins said he legitimately hurt his knee during a scripted scuffle with samoa joe on “raw,” the pro wrestling company confirmed the injury as a torn medial collateral ligament.“because of joe’s attack — seth rollins tore his mcl in the attack — his participation in wrestlemania is in serious doubt,” announcer michael cole said during monday’s “raw.”this is the second year in a row the 30-year-old, whose real name is colby lopez, may have to miss the pro wrestling world’s most prestigious event. he missed last year’s wrestlemania because of the same knee after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament, mcl and meniscus during a match in ireland in november 2015. the wrestler w






nicole bass, wwe wrestler, howard stern 'wack packer,' dead at 52


bodybuilder and professional wrestler nicole bass died, the howard stern show confirmed on saturday. she was 52. bass, who was a staple on howard stern’s radio show, suffered a stroke earlier in the week, according to dave meltzer. “a few days ago nicole got very sick. she was brought into the hospital and they did everything they could to help her. i have been sitting here with her in the room 24/7 since she got here making sure she was being given the best possible care. today we learned that there is nothing else that can be done,” her girlfriend, kristen marrone, wrote on her facebook page.‘crackhead bob,’ recurring guest on ‘howard stern,' has died “nicole was an amazing woman. strong not only on the outside but inside as well. beautiful soul and kind heart. many people knew nicole b






nicole bass, wwe wrestler, howard stern 'wack packer,' dead at 52


bodybuilder and professional wrestler nicole bass died thursday, the howard stern show confirmed on saturday. she was 52. bass, who was a staple on howard stern’s radio show, suffered a stroke earlier in the week, according to dave meltzer. “a few days ago nicole got very sick. she was brought into the hospital and they did everything they could to help her. i have been sitting here with her in the room 24/7 since she got here making sure she was being given the best possible care. today we learned that there is nothing else that can be done,” her girlfriend, kristen marrone, wrote on her facebook page.‘crackhead bob,’ recurring guest on ‘howard stern,' has died “nicole was an amazing woman. strong not only on the outside but inside as well. beautiful soul and kind heart. many people knew






de blasio admin broke off talks with airbnb after donations


after city hall had engaged in cordial talks with airbnb for two months in 2015, a politically powerful opponent of the home-sharing website gave $200,000 to mayor de blasio’s now-defunct non-profit group, paign for one new york. the cordiality quickly stopped. shortly after the donation, top aides to deputy mayor alicia glen broke off communications with airbnb. and the shift e as the mayor began ratcheting up enforcement against so-called illegal els that use airbnb to attract customers. the sequence of events e to light in the daily news ongoing investigation of de blasio’s fundraising, and represents the closest timing to date between a big-dollar donation to cony and mayoral action. in a statement to the news, de blasio’s press office said the administration’s relationship with airbn






how trump could trigger a bust in the american west


a herd of beef cattle feed on hay at a ranch on the outskirts of delano, in california's central valley. (frederic j. brown/afp/getty images)nearly two years ago, brian levin found himself in japan, covered head-to-toe in beef and posing for a p og h with john f. kennedy’s daughter.it was all part of a plan to get his product, a high-end beef y, into the japanese market. wearing a velcro suit that allowed people to rip packages of beef y off it, levin, the chief executive of a brand called perky y, appeared beside caroline kennedy, the u.s. amb ador to japan, at a trade show promoting u.s. food.it was a big opportunity for the brand, and others like it. in 2013, japan finally eased restrictions on american beef imports established a decade earlier, when fears of mad cow disease chilled dem






how trump could trigger a bust in the american west


a herd of beef cattle feed on hay at a ranch on the outskirts of delano, in california's central valley. (frederic j. brown/afp/getty images)nearly two years ago, brian levin found himself in japan, covered head-to-toe in beef and posing for a p og h with john f. kennedy’s daughter.it was all part of a plan to get his product, a high-end beef y, into the japanese market. wearing a velcro suit that allowed people to rip packages of beef y off of it, levin, the chief executive of a brand called perky y, appeared beside caroline kennedy, the u.s. amb ador to japan, at a trade show promoting u.s. food.it was a big opportunity for the brand, and others like it. in 2013, japan finally eased restrictions on american beef imports established a decade earlier, when fears of mad cow disease chilled