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“Ha-BOUSH! That’s what everyone calls him.” David Schneeweis was remembering his good friend and colleague Jim Haboush, just days after Haboush passed away. On a Zoom call with their pal Kyle Williams, Schneeweis was sharing memories that stretched back 20-plus years–good memories of an unforgettable soul.

“No one calls him Jim. If you’d ever met him, you’d know why,” Williams said. “This outgoing guy would come up to you and give you a big hug and a kiss, even a complete stranger. It was, Ha-BOUSH is in the room!”

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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