Friday, May 24 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:44:52 GMT
Andretti Autosport has five cars in the top nine in Sunday's Indianapolis 500. Any of them could win the race. The team has already won three out of four INDYCAR races this season. One of the AndrettiMore >>
I'm picking Marco to finally add another win to the Andretti legacy at Indianapolis.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:32:12 GMT
One of our city's best-known landmarks could soon see some changes not just in the way it looks, but in the way it's used. Friday's Memorial Day service is one of many events that takes place on MonumentMore >>
One of our city's best-known landmarks could soon see some changes not just in the way it looks, but in the way it's used.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:15:26 GMT
Could it be year of the woman? It's as good a time as any for a woman to win the Indy 500. With four women in the field, this year ties the record for the most female drivers in the big race. The rumbleMore >>
Could it be year of the woman? It's as good a time as any for a woman to win the Indy 500.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:58:56 GMT
East side residents are questioning the safety of a crosswalk where a pedestrian was killed by an IMPD cruiser Thursday night. Richard Allen Moore died after he was struck by IMPD Ofc. Jason Rauch atMore >>
East side residents are questioning the safety of a crosswalk where a pedestrian was killed by an IMPD cruiser Thursday night.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:49 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:49:53 GMT
St. Vincent Health's restructuring announcement this week did not come as a surprise. The 22-hospital system currently employs more than 3,000 physicians and 16,000 other employees. St. Vincent CEO VincentMore >>
The St. Vincent announcement is really the latest installment by hospitals trying to deal with the uncertainty to come.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:30:44 GMT
Fans headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend will face increased security aimed at keeping them safe. The eyes are on the cars, the part and the people at IMS. This year, more than everMore >>
Fans headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend will face increased security aimed at keeping them safe.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:34 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:34:50 GMT
It's game day, a day the Pacers have been waiting on since LeBron James' buzzer-beating layup went through the hoop in Miami Wednesday night. Now the Pacers are looking for a split on the road in MiamiMore >>
It's game day, a day the Pacers have been waiting on since LeBron James' buzzer-beating layup went through the hoop in Miami Wednesday night.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 2:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:47:38 GMT
A couple from Elwood face charges after police say they found a marijuana growing operation in their basement. Stephen Stookey, 70, and Marilyn Stookey, 69, were arrested after police raided their homeMore >>
A couple from Elwood face charges after police say they found a marijuana growing operation in their basement.More >>
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SOURCE Child Safety Network
SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Child Safety Network (CSN) appoints Azim Khamisa as President. Azim Khamisa, who worked with CSN over 20 years ago, returns to CSN after a life changing event that has made Azim the most qualified and motivated leader for CSN's continuing mission to make America a safer place for children to live.
Azim Khamisa was born in Kenya and educated in England and had a successful career as an international investment banker and finance expert. For several years leading up to a personal tragedy that claimed the life of his only son – Tariq Khamisa, Azim consulted with CSN as its Chief Financial Officer.
After working with CSN for several years, Azim's life changed when on Jan 21st, 1995 a 14-year-old gang member murdered Azim's son - Tariq Khamisa. Tariq was earning extra money delivering pizza at night to help put himself through school at San Diego State University when an 18-year-old gang leader gave the order for the 14-year-old gang member to murder Tariq because he refused to give up his money from delivering pizza.
"CSN's staff and Ward Leber, the founder of CSN were key to the investigation and capture of my son's killer (Tony Hicks). At the time, the police could find no witnesses. Even if there were any, they would not want to talk to police in fear of retribution from the gang. Ward immediately hit the airwaves and invited anyone with information to contact CSN. From there, the CSN staff gained the trust of a young girl that overheard the killer bragging about the murder and interacted with law enforcement and the District Attorney office to affect a successful arrest and conviction. Without CSN's intervention my son's murder might have remained unsolved," said Azim.
This tragedy led Azim to create the Tariq Khamisa Foundation which is the single most effective organization in the prevention of youth violence. They literally take the nation's most "at-risk" youth and turn their lives around, making them peaceful, successful, productive citizens. Without the programs that Azim helped to create, there is an 80%-90% chance that a youth offender will return to a life of crime when placed in the juvenile justice system.
Using a unique program co-founded by Azim called C.A.N.E.I. (Constant And Never Ending Improvement); even the most hardened criminal youths have a 70% to 80% chance of leading a drug-free, violence free, gang-free productive life.
U.S. Congressman Tony Cardenas said: "The Los Angeles City Council honored Mr. Azim Khamisa for his life saving work on behalf of at risk youth. Azim's dedication and love for our children is unmatched by anyone in our country's history. I am heartened and encouraged to know that my friend Azim is rejoining Child Safety Network as their President. Azim and the dedicated child advocates at CSN will be a powerful force for profound positive change for all of America's children."
Ward Leber will remain at work full-time as the Founder of CSN and Azim Khamisa will remain the Founder of TKF. To add to Azim's skill with finance, his 17-year journey developing anti-youth violence programs have lead him to receive over 65 humanitarian awards from people and organizations as diverse as the Dalai Lama, the White House, Children's Defense Fund, US Department of Justice, Child Safety Network and many others. For a list of awards see: http://www.azimkhamisa.com/topics/view/17773/. Azim has also authored four books, provided over 400 key note speeches and is an expert at non-profit development and management.
"Ward's vision to build a 'National Center for Child Safety and Parenting' is one that I wholeheartedly share. There are not enough resources for parents these days and the dangers that face our kids are not going away. Most of us agree that we were safer growing up than our kids are today. With new technology comes new opportunity; and also new dangers to our children. Therefore, my first order of business will be to improve and expand www.csn.org and to continuously provide free access to information, programs, and resources that can benefit children, youth, parents, and grandparents," said Azim.
About CSN: www.csn.org Since 1989 CSN has worked diligently to reduce the likelihood of children becoming victims of abuse, abduction, injury and exploitation. We accomplish this by providing free child safety educational services, programs and resources to children and parents throughout the United States. Millions of families have benefited from the diligent work of CSN and its volunteers. Over 300 U.S. representatives including the office of the president have endorsed the lifesaving efforts of CSN. CSN also works with law enforcement, educators, PTA members, and schools and has received help from over 200 celebrities including Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, The Cast of American Idol and many more.
Friday, May 24 2013 11:46 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:46:25 GMT
A woman faces sentencing Friday for her part in the shooting death of a female basketball star. The shooting happened last July at Ben Davis Park on the city's west side. Witnesses say Vincennes UniversityMore >>
A woman faces sentencing Friday for her part in the shooting death of a female basketball star.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:19:14 GMT
Police are seeking criminal charges against two missing campers who were found on the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury. Bartholomew County sheriff's Maj. Todd Noblitt says the two men, ages 19More >>
Bartholomew County sheriff's Maj. Todd Noblitt says the two men, ages 19 and 20, were found Wednesday after a ground and air search for several hours by police officers and soldiers of the Atterbury grounds near Edinburgh.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:02 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:02:40 GMT
A pedestrian was seriously hurt after being struck by a police officer on the east side of Indianapolis. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of 42nd Street and EmersonMore >>
The family of Richard Allen Moore told Eyewitness News that he was killed in the accident.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:29:00 GMT
Authorities say a cat might have started a central Indiana house fire by knocking over a lamp. The fire happened Thursday in the town of Chesterfield just east of Anderson. Chesterfield deputy fire chiefMore >>
Authorities say a cat might have started a central Indiana house fire by knocking over a lamp.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:22 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:22:46 GMT
It will likely be months before a judge rules on whether a new trial should be granted to a man convicted of killing an Indiana University student who disappeared during a 2000 bike ride. A Morgan CountyMore >>
It will likely be months before a judge rules on whether a new trial should be granted to a man convicted of killing an Indiana University student who disappeared during a 2000 bike ride.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:20:10 GMT
One of Indiana's largest health systems says it's cutting an undisclosed number of jobs by June 30 because of increasing economic and competitive pressure on the health care industry. Indianapolis-basedMore >>
One of Indiana's largest health systems says it's cutting an undisclosed number of jobs by June 30 because of increasing economic and competitive pressure on the health care industry.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 3:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:37:35 GMT
An act of credit card fraud has been traced back to a downtown Indianapolis restaurant. Some workers upstairs love walking downstairs for a bite at Ike and Jonesy's downtown. But they say the bite isMore >>
The owner of Ike & Jonesy's downtown says he is working to find out how the credit and debit cards of several customers and employees could have been compromised.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:26 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:26:01 GMT
Officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway tell Eyewitness News that 35 runners from the Midwest who did not complete the Boston Marathon because of the tragedy there will be finishing that race atMore >>
The Speedway invited runners to cross the finish line on race day morning before the start of the race. They will be running from Turn Four across the historic Yard of Bricks.More >>