Jonathan Bard of the University of Texas Austin.. Annual meeting of INFORMS to occur at Austin Convention Center INFORMS Annual Conference examines cancer survivor/administration guru helping cancer patients, Texas murder prices, fourth-down conversionsWhen 4,000 experts in everything from laws about making use of your cell phone while driving to using math to decide whether to punt or spread fourth down arrive to Austin on November 7, the town will find itself deluged not merely by smart individuals who use math for a full time income but also problem solvers who tackle America’s greatest threats. The annual getting together with of the Institute for Functions Research and the Management Sciences occurs at the Austin Convention Middle and the Hilton Austin from Sunday, November 7 – Wednesday, 10 October.[Doug] Ducey was ahead with 37.3 % of the vote, or about 59,000 more votes than his closest rival, Scott Smith, who had 22.4 %. Mr. Smith, the former mayor of Mesa, was considered the most moderate among the Republicans running for governor. He concentrated his campaign less on border protection, a prime theme for his opponents, and even more on the economy, which continues to be suffering from the effects of the recession. Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, lent him her endorsement and monetary support, partly because he backed her decision to increase Medicaid protection, a move opposed by most Republicans in the condition due to the perceived connection to President Obama's health care overhaul . The Wall Street Journal: Charlie Crist Wins Democratic Main In Florida Governor's Race Ex – Florida Gov.