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In the News (Fri 19 Apr 19)

  Medicare | Medicare Chief Actuary Foster Says He Informed White House Officials in June That Medicare Legislation ...
Foster told the committee that Scully had said he was "acting under direct White House orders" when he instructed Foster to withhold some internal cost estimates.
Foster said that the lawyer explained to him that because he is an employee of the executive branch, he did not have to give information to the legislative branch.
Foster's estimates that were given to Congress last week show that $32 billion of the difference between the OMB and CBO estimates is related to increased payments to private plans participating in Medicare.
www.kaisernetwork.org /daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=22867   (1348 words)

  washingtonpost.com: Foster: White House Had Role In Withholding Medicare Data
Richard S. Foster, the government's chief analyst of Medicare costs who was threatened with firing last year if he disclosed too much information to Congress, said last night that he believes the White House participated in the decision to withhold analyses that Medicare legislation President Bush sought would be far more expensive than lawmakers knew.
Foster has said publicly in recent days that he was warned repeatedly by his former boss, Thomas A. Scully, the Medicare administrator for three years, that he would be dismissed if he replied directly to legislative requests for information about prescription drug bills pending in Congress.
Foster said that he did not have concrete proof of a White House role, but that his inference was based on the nature of several conversations he had with Scully over data that Congress had asked for and that Foster wanted to release.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A6339-2004Mar18?language=printer   (802 words)

 Foster Immigrant
Richard Foster of the 1635 Safety was transported by Bartholomew Hoskins.
Conclusion: Richard of the 1635 Safety wad the son of Dorcus Foster and an unknown father and the step-son of Bartholomew Hoskins.
Richard Foster, step-son of Bartholomew, was in England from 1748 to 1754.
www.fmoran.com /fosterim.html   (1001 words)

 Dear Defender of Richard Foster
Richard Foster defends the teaching of Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit Order, which is responsible for the murder of millions of true saints, and the persecution of countless more true saints who were running for their lives.
Richard Foster on one hand acknowledges that the Alpha State is purely a medical state of relaxation and helpful, yet on the other hand seems to tells that it is not desirable for Christians...why not if it just a perfectly normal cycle of our lives.
Richard Foster alleges that the difference with Eastern meditation is that it produces that Alpha State (for non-Christians) and the Western version produces communion with the Lord.
www.abrahamic-faith.com /James/Richard-Foster.html   (13638 words)

 McKinsey & Company - Biography - Richard Foster
Richard Foster is a senior partner and director of McKinsey and Company.
Foster's first book, Innovation, The Attacker's Advantage, was voted one of the five best business books of the year in a Wall Street Journal CEO poll.
In Creative Destruction, Richard Foster and Sarah Kaplan meticulously demonstrate how porous the definition of “best” is regarding corporate performance.
www.mckinsey.com /ideas/mitt/paceofchange/richfoster.asp   (358 words)

 Amazon.fr : Streams of Living Water: Livres en anglais: Richard Foster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Richard J. Foster has touched countless lives with his spiritual classic, Celebration of Discipline, which has sold over one million copies since it was first published twenty years ago.
The six streams Foster presents are: the Contemplative, or prayer-filled life; the life of Holiness, or the virtuous life; the Charismatic, or Spirit-empowered life; the life of Social Justice, or the compassionate life; the Evangelical, or Word-centered life; and finally, the Incarnational, or sacramental life.
Richard Foster explores the core traditions of Christian spirituality as they have evolved through the centuries and draws from them strategies for practicing authentic spiritual renewal.
www.amazon.fr /Streams-Living-Water-Richard-Foster/dp/0863476155   (551 words)

 1852923 Sergeant Charles William Richard Foster, Royal Engineers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Charles William Richard Foster was born in November of 1894.
Foster remained in the Army after the war and was assigned to various surveying duties with the Royal Engineers.
Sergeant Foster was discharged from the Army on the 9
members.aol.com /reubique/1852923.htm   (617 words)

 WBM Barefoot Bookshop: Richard Foster
Foster identifies the strengths and weaknesses of each stream and offers practical ways to incorporate these spiritual dimensions into our daily lives—offering a clear and tangible path to authentic Christian experience.
Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, helping us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms—from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer.
With compassion, understanding and deep knowledge of the Scriptures, Richard J. Foster reminds all of us how we can change our lives and world for the better by learning to live in harmony with the rich complexity of life, and by rediscovering the simplicity of prayer, solitude and all the ancient Christian Disciplines.
www.walkingbarefoot.com /bookshop/richardfoster.htm   (401 words)

 Richard Foster
Richard Foster spends most of his time painting portraits, but also likes to have one man exhibitions of his landscapes and other work every three or four years.
The year was 1960 and 14-year-old Foster was a provocative, even slightly alarming figure on account of the seriousness with which he already took his work.
Richard Foster has produced a wide range of extremely companionable work that can be viewed and re-viewed over the decades with a growing sense of familiarity, intimacy and satisfaction.
www.richardfoster.co.uk /biography.php   (1870 words)

 Slice of Laodicea: *Update* Richard Foster and the LSTP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Emergent Church Guru Brian Mclaren who is friends with Richard Foster brings out an important fact in his earlier statement in Christianity Today where he says Foster, along with his friend Dallas Willard, "with their emphasis on spiritual disciplines," are also "key mentors for the emerging church" along with Guru McLaren.
And what the reader needs to understand is whether being included in the LSTP was intentional on Foster's part of not, whether Graybeal made him aware of this when Deborah Dombrowski informed her or not, isn't the issue.
Bottom line: Richard Foster is a man of integrity with decades of service to Christ and His church under his belt; he is a kind man who loves God with all his heart.
www.sliceoflaodicea.com /archives/2006/04/update_richard.php   (2053 words)

 Richard Foster, Quaker Writer on Christian Spirituality, by Bill Samuel - QuakerInfo.com
Foster is the founder of Renovaré;, which "is committed to working for the renewal of the Church of Jesus Christ in all her multifaceted expressions." Renovaré; holds regional and local conferences bringing together Christians across denominational lines for renewal.
Foster shows that all are true streams flowing from the fountain of Jesus Christ.
Foster's aim is to promote a balanced understanding of the Christian faith, seeing these streams as necessary complements to one another rather than competitive.
www.quakerinfo.com /foster.shtml   (867 words)

 Amazon.ca: Celebration of Discipline: Books: Richard Foster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The disciplines are grouped into three types--the inward disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study; the outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service; and the corporate or community disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration.
Richard Foster points the way to a new level of spiritual maturity through a rediscovery of the time-honored disciplines of Christian devotion.
Foster lectures throughout the world on the "spiritual life." He has written Freedom of Simplicity and the best-selling Celebration of Discipline, on which this series is based.
www.amazon.ca /Celebration-Discipline-Richard-Foster/dp/034073521X   (405 words)

 IMHO: Richard . . . Foster
Richard Foster yesterday testified in front of Congress that he had told the White House in June about the fact that the Medicare prescription drug plan would cost between $500 billion and $600 billion.
Foster said he had shared his cost estimates with Doug Badger, the president's special assistant for health policy, and with James C. Capretta, associate director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Foster testified that a lawyer at the department had told him that Mr.
www.cwrl.utexas.edu /~kramarsky/kramarskyblog/archives/000085.html   (496 words)

 College of Wooster: Alumni & Friends
Foster’s public protests and Congressional testimony were central to investigations by the Office of the Inspector General and General Accountability Office, which concluded that the agency head (who has since resigned) had acted inappropriately and against the public interest.
Foster, who previously served as deputy chief actuary for the Social Security Administration, was awarded the Meritorious Executive Award from President Clinton in 1998, the second-highest performance award given to career civil servants, and the Distinguished Executive Award (the highest such award) from President Bush in 2001.
Foster is married to Nancy Allen Foster ’70, and has established The College of Wooster’s Foster Prize in Mathematics in partnership with his father.
www.wooster.edu /Alumni/daa/foster.php   (342 words)

 Attorney Richard Foster, Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, L.L.P., Tulsa, Oklahoma
Richard H. Foster received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Kansas in 1979 and his law degree from Duke University Law School in 1982.
Foster's practice is concentrated in general business litigation.
Foster is also a panel attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
www.dsda.com /CM/AttorneyBios/RichardFoster.asp   (91 words)

 Richard Foster - General Teachings/Activities
What Foster has done, in essence, is reintroduce to the church the so-called “masters of the interior life,” as he likes to call the Medieval mystics.
After the third day, Foster took his lists to a friend, who volunteered to serve as his confessor, who prayed for healing for all the sorrows and hurts of Foster’s past as presumably revealed by God.
Foster and company have taken many far afield in pursuit of mystical experiences that lead to a pseudo-Christianity that has the appearance of spirituality, but not the substance.
www.rapidnet.com /~jbeard/bdm/exposes/foster/foster.htm   (2885 words)

 Richard Foster and the Be Still
Richard Foster, one of the speakers in the new Fox Home Entertainment Be Still DVD, is highly regarded and well respected in much of the evangelical community.
This means that tens of thousands of people will be introduced to Richard Foster's spirituality with a sense of security that what they are watching is biblically sound, relevant for their lives and accepted by those whom they have long trusted and looked up to.
If Foster's silence becomes the standard vehicle for going deeper with God, the Christian of the future (perhaps the near future), may soon resonate with Thomas Merton, who said: "It is a glorious destiny to be a member of the human race,...
www.erwm.com /RayYungen1.htm   (1413 words)

 Books by author: Richard Foster (gaychurch.org)
In succinct, urgent, and sometimes humorous chapters, Foster defines a broad range of classic spiritual disciplines in terms that are lucid without being too limiting and offers advice that's practical without being overly prescriptive.
Perhaps most interesting and useful is Foster's chapter on the controversial Christian discipline of submission.
Foster doesn't really break new ground in Streams of Living Water--he's written about most of these spiritual disciplines elsewhere--but this book is a useful and engaging introduction to a fairly broad range of Christian spiritual practices.
www.gaychurch.org /Book_store/by_author/foster_richard.htm   (560 words)

 Medicare actuary details threats over estimates (3/25/04) Government Executive
As the bill was being crafted, Foster said his estimated price tag fluctuated but remained between $500 billion and $600 billion.
Foster said he reminded Scully of conference report language in the 1997 Budget Act that established the Medicare actuary as an independent office given the task of providing Congress with "prompt, impartial...
After consulting an HHS lawyer who advised him that Scully did have the authority to prevent him from sharing his analyses, Foster said he determined to remain at the agency despite what he thought were Scully's "inappropriate...
www.govexec.com /story_page.cfm?articleid=28079&ref=rellink   (517 words)

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To his credit, Foster responded in the revised edition by removing his more controversial meditation techniques involving the imagination.
Take the recent flap over Richard Foster, the Medicare official whose boss threatened to fire him if he revealed to Congress that the prescription-drug bill would be a lot more expensive than the administration claimed.
The center of this situation is an obscure bureaucrat named Richard Foster, chief actuary for Medicare.
www.lycos.com /info/richard-foster.html   (394 words)

 AEI - Short Publications
Richard Foster, the chief actuary for Medicare, gave the opening presentation.
Foster said that from 1990 to 1997 Medicare expenditures rose faster than income, but that in 1998, the program had an unexpected surplus of $4.8 billion.
In discussing the forecast, Foster raised a point of caution: "It is important to point out the sensitivity of all this.
www.aei.org /publications/filter.all,pubID.15006/pub_detail.asp   (548 words)

 West Bloomfield, Michigan Homes and Real Estate Richard Foster of Weir, Manuel, Snyder, and Ranke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Richard Foster who is affiliated with Weir, Manuel, Snyder, and Ranke can help you with all of your real estate needs.
Richard Foster was as one of very few real estate professionals in the West Bloomfield, Michigan area to be chosen as a member of the prestigious Real Estate Professionals directory.
Richard Foster can be found in our Homes and Real Estate category of the Real Estate Professionals web site.
www.realestatepros.org /states/michigan/westbloomfield/Richard_Foster_1081564553.html   (334 words)

 Richard Foster Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
Best-selling author Richard J. Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, helping us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer.
Richard J. Foster provides a series of brief, incisive essays that expand the discussion begun in Celebration of Discipline, focus and clarify key issues, and encourage a fuller understanding and practice of the spiritual disciplines.
With over 1 million copies of his books sold worldwide, Foster now draws on the structure of his award-winning Prayer to present a collection of prayers for three aspects of the human journey: looking inward to the heart, reaching upward toward God, and moving outward to care for others.
www.alibris.co.uk /search/books/author/Richard_Foster   (1075 words)

 David Foster Music - Management - David Foster Music
Foster entered the music scene in 1973 and quickly established himself as one of the industry’s premier keyboardists, and has become one of the most sought-after session musicians.
Foster composed (with Bryan Adams), arranged, and produced the Canadian contribution to African famine relief "Tears are not Enough," performed by fellow Canadian artists, including Adams, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Gordon Lightfoot.
Foster is a producer of inescapable songs, especially those ultra romantic ballads that seem to blare out of every boom box on the beach.
executivevisions.com /projectdetails.asp?ProjectID=114   (3757 words)

 Amazon.fr : Creative Destruction: Livres en anglais: Richard Foster,Pierre Ven Beneden,Sarah Kaplan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In this painstakingly researched, well-documented work, Foster (Innovation: The Attacker's Advantage, 1986) and Kaplan argue that one of the fundamental tenets of American business that a company must be designed to stand the test of time is seriously flawed.
Building off the ideas of economist Joseph Schumpeter, who argued in the 1930s and 1940s that capital markets weed out underperformers so that new firms can take their place, Foster and Kaplan contend that once they are successful, companies tend to institutionalize the thinking that allowed them to thrive.
Their prescriptions for forward-looking management increase the pace of change within organizations, open up the decision-making process and relax conventional notions of control are not as fresh as the rest of their argument.
www.amazon.fr /Creative-Destruction-Richard-Foster/dp/0273656384   (703 words)

 Richard Foster - A Debate In Heaven
The theme of Richard's teaching and writing is spiritual development.
But Richard Foster is best-known for his books on the spiritual life, including Celebration of Discipline, Freedom of Simplicity and Money, Sex and Power.
Richard, it's been enlightening and it's been a joy to have you with us here today.
www.csec.org /csec/sermon/foster_3403.htm   (2077 words)

 Have you any info on Renovaré?  --  Tony Capoccia
Richard Foster’s books are arrayed with quotes and instructions from New Age teachers who are well versed in the beliefs and agenda of the occultists.
Foster is a mystic, who teaches of the dark night of the soul, and extreme passivity in meditation techniques of the New Age.
Richard Foster: “I was aware of all of them and knew the outlines of the stories, but some people I'd never known about in much detail.
www.biblebb.com /files/tonyqa/tc04-184.htm   (5609 words)

Deborah's background includes accounting, casting direction, and styling, and ten years as the production coordinator and sales representative for Richard Foster Photography Ltd. Her leadership was early evidenced by her participation as a keynote speaker at a national conference of artists representatives in New York sponsored by the Creative Black Book.
When Richard entered into film production, Deborah took on the responsibilities of executive producer of Richard Foster Productions and oversaw every detail of their television commercial productions.
With her writing partner, Richard, she has developed and written four feature films, and an anthology dramatic television series with thirteen episodes completed and thirteen others in development.
www.fosterent.com /dfbio.html   (283 words)

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