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New York State Newsletter Newsletter for Sunday November 09, 2008


New York State Newsletter Newsletter for Sunday November 09, 2008 ( 823 items )  

'DANCING AT LUGHNASA' GLIDES ITS WAY INTO UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE'S CENTER FOR ARTS THEATER
PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Oct. 24 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts and the Pioneer Players continue their fall theater season with Brian Friel's lyrical ode to the past, "Dancing at Lughnasa." The production opens with a matinee on Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. and continues through the week with evening performances. From Nov. 5 through Nov. 8, all performances will take place at 7:30 p  more

'FROM THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT'
ERIE, Pa., Feb. 26 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: CNN special correspondent Soledad O'Brien will speak "From the Special Investigations Unit" at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Tuesday, March 18. O'Brien appears as part of the college's annual Speaker Series. Her presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building; admission is free and open to the public. O'Brien was co-anchor of CNN's A  more

'GOD GREW TIRED OF US: THE STORY OF THE LOST BOYS OF SUDAN'
ERIE, Pa., Feb. 4 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Documentary filmmaker Christopher Quinn and John Bul Dau, one of three Lost Boys of Sudan profiled in Quinn's prize-winning feature film God Grew Tired of Us, will visit Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, in February as part of the college's Speaker Series. Quinn and Dau will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, in the Reed Union Building's McGarvey Commons. Additionally,   more

'GUYS AND DOLLS' BRINGS SLICE OF BIG APPLE TO MINNAERT CENTER
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 30 -- South Puget Sound Community College issued the following news release: "Guys and Dolls," the award-winning musical set in New York City, comes to South Puget Sound Community College's Minnaert Center for the Arts beginning Thursday, Nov. 13. Fashions and fads have come and gone, but "Guys and Dolls" remains an audience favorite. Needing money to secure a place for his craps game, Nathan Detroit makes a bet with Sky Masterson. Although Detroit thinks the bet is ce  more

'HONOR AND THE RIVER' EXPLORES FEAR, TRUST, COMING OF AGE
OSWEGO, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York at Oswego issued the following news release: "Honor and the River," the annual SUNY Oswego student honors production, probes issues of fear and trust against the backdrop of budding adulthood. Kevin Hollenbeck, a senior double major in theatre and cinema and screen studies from Stockbridge, directs the production written by New York City playwright Anton Dudley. It will open Nov. 19 in Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre. The shy Eliot  more

'HOUSING CRUNCH' COMES TO MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY'S TODD GALLERY OCT. 6-17
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Sept. 23 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Pulled Resources," a sculptural collaborative composed of artists Dan DeZarn and Thomas H. Sturgill, will be on display Oct. 6-17 at MTSU's Todd Gallery. The artmakers' upcoming exhibition, titled "Housing Crunch," will feature a free and open reception for DeZarn and Sturgill from 6 to 8 p.m. on its opening day, Oct. 6, in the gallery's lobby. Regarding the artists--who first met in 20  more

'HUMILITY' IS A KEY INGREDIENT OF UPCOMING WORLD EDUCATION CONFERENCE, ACCORDING TO STATE REP. VERNON G. SMITH
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 29 -- Indiana State Rep. Vernon G. Smith, D-14th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) said one of the topics to be explored at the 2008 International Alliance for Invitational Education (IAIE) World Conference will be the role of humility in education. The conference will be Sept. 18-20 in the Hyatt Lisle near Naperville, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. "There will be several dynamic speakers at the conference," sai  more

'JUXTAPOSITION' TO AIR ON HCTV
HERKIMER, N.Y., Oct. 28 -- The State University of New York's Herkimer County Community College issued the following news release: Herkimer County Community College's public access television station, HCTV, will air "Juxtaposition" on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 7 pm on Time Warner Cable Channel 99. This week's show features Peter Turner, Assistant Professor of Social Science at HCCC, and Professor Emeritus Daniel Fitzgerald discussing issues related to the 2008 presidential electio  more

'KIDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE' LECTURE IN CASPER
LARAMIE, Wyo., Nov. 4 -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: "Kids and Climate Change: Study in Cool Buildings Help Businesses Cut Energy Costs" is the topic of a public talk Thursday, Nov. 6, from 7-9 p.m. in the Wheeler Auditorium, Room 103 of the Wold Physical Science Center at Casper College. The University of Wyoming's public lecture series will feature two speakers. One is Craig Sorensen, who supervised the construction of Greybull School, the first elementar  more

'LINCOLN AT THE SMITHSONIAN' CELEBRATES BICENTENNIAL OF PRESIDENT'S BIRTH WITH YEARLONG SERIES OF EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following press release: In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the Smithsonian is having a yearlong celebration, featuring exhibitions and events that will offer visitors a chance to explore the life and times of the nation's 16th president. All events listed are free to the public, unless otherwise noted. For more information about the celebration, visit www.gosmithsonian.com/lincoln. Smithson  more

'MOTOR CITY MINK' CONVICTED OF INTERNET CHILD PROSTITUTION DEFENDANT FACES UP TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT
DETROIT, Oct 27 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Detroit Field Office issued the following press release: A Detroit man who ran a nationwide internet child prostitution network was convicted following a five-day trial in federal court today, Acting United States Attorney Terrence Berg announced today. Berg was joined in the announcement by Andrew G. Arena, Special Agent-In-Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Detroit field office. The jury deli  more

'MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING' OPENS AT SALISBURY UNIVERSITY ON NOV. 13
SALISBURY, Md., Oct. 29 -- Salisbury University issued the following news release: Salisbury University's Bobbi Biron Theatre programs enters a courtly world of masked revels and dances this fall with its production of one of Shakespeare's most famous and popular comedies: Much Ado About Nothing. Directed by Dr. T. Paul Pfeiffer, performances are Thursday-Sunday, November 13-16 and 20-23 in the Black Box Theatre of Fulton Hall. Curtain is 8 p.m., except Sundays which is 2 p.m. "Much Ado  more

'PORTRAITURE NOW: FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY' OPEN AT SMITHSONIAN'S NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY NOV. 26
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following press release: Photographers Katy Grannan, Jocelyn Lee, Ryan McGinley, Steve Pyke, Martin Schoeller and Alec Soth are featured in the National Portrait Gallery's fourth installation of "Portraiture Now." This series presents some of the most creative 21st-century portrait artists. The current installation, titled "Feature Photography," identifies six critically acclaimed fine-art photographers who also have pursued editor  more

'RUMORS,' BY SIMON, PRESENTED AT COLLEGE
SUFFERN, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Rockland issued the following news release: SUNY Rockland Community College Performing Arts Department and Campus Players present the fun-filled, farcical play, "Rumors," by Neil Simon. At its start, several affluent couples gather in the posh suburban residence of a couple for a dinner party celebrating their 10th anniversary. When they arrive, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host - the depu  more

'SPOOKY ACTION AT A DISTANCE AND OTHER STORIES' RELEASED
ERIE, Pa., March 26 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Tom Noyes, assistant professor of creative writing in the B.F.A. program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will sign copies of his new book, Spooky Action at a Distance and Other Stories (Dufour Editions, 2008) at The Erie Book Store this weekend. Noyes' signing will be held this Saturday, March 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the book shop, located at 137 E. 13th St. in downto  more

11 AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY GRAPHIC DESIGN SENIORS TO SHOWCASE WORK
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., April 15 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Graphic design majors from Austin Peay State University will display their design portfolios in this year's Senior Design Show, beginning with an opening reception at 7 p.m., Monday, April 21 in the Trahern Gallery. The Senior Design Show, on display in Trahern until April 27, showcases each student's best work. It is a culmination of the student's time spent in the design program at APSU. Also,  more

1199 Seiu And Seiu Local 200 United Endorse Paul Tonko For U.S. Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., June 25 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: 1199 SEIU and SEIU Local 200 United today announced their endorsement of former Assembly Member Paul Tonko for the Democratic Primary in the 21st Congressional district. The seat is being vacated by Congressman Michael McNulty who announced his retirement earlier this year. The 21st Congressional district includes all of Al  more

12 HONORED AS TOP ACADEMIC ADVISERS
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., April 29 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: During the annual Academic Honors and Awards Day ceremony April 22 at Austin Peay State University, 12 faculty members were recognized as outstanding academic advisers. From the College of Arts and Letters, advisers honored were Dr. Linda Davis, associate professor of languages and literature; Dr. Mike Gotcher, professor and chair of communication; Dr. Thomas King, professor of music; and Dr. Mi  more

15 ARRESTED IN CRACK DISTRIBUTION RING
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Albany Field Office issued the following press release: Andrew T. Baxter, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announces the arrest of fifteen individuals in connection with a major cocaine and crack cocaine distribution organization located in Utica, New York, that trafficked narcotics throughout the Mohawk Valley. Those arrested include the following: WHITNEY  more

15TH ANNUAL MERIT AWARDS PRESENTED BY PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 31 -- The city of Portland issued the following news release: What: Tomorrow, the City of Portland's Fire Department will hold its 15th Annual Merit Award Ceremony honoring local firefighters for their service to the city. Deputy Chief Theodore Goldfarb of the City of New York Fire Department will provide the keynote speech at the event. Goldfarb served at Deputy Fire Chief for fifteen years retiring in 2005 and now lectures on a variety of firefighting issues throughout  more

180-VOICE CHOIR WILL CLOSE 2008 NORTHWEST SONGFEST
ERIE, Pa., Oct. 28 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: The first annual Northwest Songfest at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will end with a free public performance by a massed choir of 180 voices. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 1, in the McGarvey Commons of the college's Reed Union Building. Songfest, a one-day choir workshop for school-age youth, is hosted by the Young People's Chorus of Erie, a new outrea  more

2008 Retail Container Traffic to be Lowest Since 2004
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The National Retail Federation issued the following news release: Cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports fell again in October, and 2008 is now expected to be the slowest year since 2004 as the downturn in the nation's economy continues, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and IHS Global Insight. Volume is projected to total 15.3 million Twenty-Foot-Equivalent Units for the year, compared wit  more

2008-09 CONCERT SERIES: MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS LINEUP OF PERFORMANCES
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 9 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: The Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for Creative Arts is proud to announce the venue for the Clarksville Community Concert Association's 2008-09 Concert Series. The series begins at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall with the Beegie Adair Trio with Dennis Solee. Beegie Adair Trio Entertainment News   more

24,000 Strong Oregon Environmental Organization Endorses Jeff Merkley for U.S. Senate
PORTLAND, Ore., March 14 -- The campaign of Jeff Merkley, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, issued the following news release: The Sierra Club and its 24,000 Oregon members today endorsed Oregon House Speaker Jeff Merkley for U.S. Senate, touting his commitment to tackling global warming, protecting public lands, and his successful track record of making Oregon a leader in renewable energy. The organization slammed Gordon Smith's environmental record, citing Smith's histor  more

26 CHARGED IN FEDERAL-STATE SWEEP IN ROCHESTER
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration's New York field office issued the following press release: United States Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division John P. Gilbride and Terrance P. Flynn, United States Attorney for the Western District of New York, announced that a federal grand jury in Rochester has returned three related indictments charging 25 defendants with operating a drug trafficki  more

32 States Report Widespread Flu Activity
WASHINGTON, March 24 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: Widespread flu activity was reported by 32 states the week ended March 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. That's down from 42 states the previous week and 47 states March 1. The flu season often peaks in February. The latest flu report indicates widespread activity in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine,  more

33 NEW, TENURE-TRACK FACULTY JOIN AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 30 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: A total of 33 new tenure-track faculty members have become part of the Austin Peay State University community. College of Arts and Letters New faculty members are Dr. Jackie R. Booker, Dr. Emily Hanna Crane, Warren Greene, Dr. Sharon Laor-Sirak, Dr. Harry Clark Maddux, Stacie Wilson Mumpower, Dr. Kristofer Ray, Dr. Daniel P. Shea, Lynn Sims, Cameron M. Sutt, Kevin P. S. Tanner Jr., Dr. Antonio   more

50,000 Working People of SEIU Endorse Jeff Merkley for U.S. Senate
PORTLAND, Ore., March 10 -- The campaign of Jeff Merkley, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, issued the following news release: More than 50,000 health care workers, home care workers, nursing home workers, university staff, child care providers, and state employees from all across Oregon today endorsed Jeff Merkley's campaign for U.S. Senate. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) of Oregon, who endorsed Barack Obama's Presidential campaign last month, is the lar  more

9/11 - THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following newsletter: For some, Sept. 11 memorials are very personal. Of the 184 who died when American Airlines Flight 77 flew into the Pentagon, two were USAID employee Steve Tupper's friends: Gerald Fisher and Sandra Taylor. "They were both very outgoing people," he said. "Sandy and I met while helping host dinner parties at Rehoboth Beach, while Geep was a defense contractor who threw lovely annual Thanksgiv  more

9/11 Family Relief Executive To Speak At College Of Law
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- Syracuse University issued the following press release: On Sept. 11, 2001, Cantor Fitzgerald lost more employees than any other company as a result of the New York City terrorist attacks, including the brother of Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick. Lutnick vowed to take care of the victims' families and asked his sister, Edie Lutnick L'83, MBA'83, to assist him. On Monday, Nov. 3, Edie Lutnick will discuss the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund during her lecture, "9/1  more

A Comprehensive Energy Policy
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 14 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following statement: Our country is in the midst of an energy crisis that is threatening to undermine our economy, our security, our environment and the well being of hard working American families. High energy costs have played a significant role in the current economic downturn. Families are faced with the double shock of $4 per gallon gasoline   more

A LIFE, EXAMINED IN ART
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Sept. 8 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: The past few years have been intense for artist Joseph Di Bella. He had serious illness to contend with, a knock-down ailment that required two hospitalizations and wore 50 pounds off his slight frame. Even worse than facing his own mortality was fearing for one of his adult sons, a Marine captain who completed two tours of duty in Iraq. Di Bella, a distinguished professor of art at the Univ  more

Aboard US Airways, Non-stop Service Returns to U.S. Virgin Islands
NEW YORK, Oct. 31 -- The Meetings Industry Megasite issued the following news release: Following the announcement of significant service reductions this summer by several U.S. airlines, non-stop flight service to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, has been restored via US Airways from Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism announced yesterday. "In these daunting economic times, the return of service from US Airways illustrates the continued strong dem  more

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR, KIMBRO TO KEYNOTE FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY SUMMER COMMENCEMENT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 28 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Dennis P. Kimbro, Ph.D., acclaimed author and professor, will keynote Florida A&M University's (FAMU) Summer 2008 commencement scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, August 8, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. The line of march will commence at 5:40 p.m. and doors will open for the public at 4:30 p.m. Kimbro has interviewed some of America's m  more

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR, KIMBRO TO KEYNOTE FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY SUMMER COMMENCEMENT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 16 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Dennis P. Kimbro, Ph.D., acclaimed author and professor, will keynote Florida A&M University's (FAMU) Summer 2008 commencement scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, August 8, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. The line of march will commence at 5:40 p.m. and doors will open for the public at 5 p.m. Kimbro has interviewed some of America's most  more

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR DOMESTIC FINANCE RYAN SPEAKS AT SIFMA ANNUAL MEETING
NEW YORK, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued the text of the following speech: Good morning. I am pleased to represent the Treasury Department at the Annual Meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). I welcome this opportunity to update you on the state of the capital markets and the global economy, and on Treasury's efforts to implement the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, the EESA, which was recently passed by Congress and signed in  more

ADVOCACY HOSTS ROUNDTABLE TO DISCUSS THE ORPHAN WORKS LEGISLATION
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy issued the following newsletter: The Office of Advocacy hosted a small business legislative roundtable in August to unite different segments of the creative community and to discuss S. 2913, "The Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008." Held at the Salmagundi Club in New York City, the roundtable featured representatives from various art, literary, and music organizations, as well as representatives from the U.S. Co  more

AFSCME / CSEA Announce Endorsement of Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 11 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: New York's largest public service union today announced the endorsement of Democrat Paul Tonko in the race to succeed retiring Congressman Michael McNulty. At a news conference this morning in Schenectady, The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) announced their endorsement of Tonko for   more

AGE, RACE ARE AMONG FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE CAROTID-SURGERY SUCCESS, RESEARCHER REPORTS
DALLAS, Nov. 6 -- The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: Advanced age and race are among the factors that can affect whether a patient dies or suffers a stroke after carotid-artery surgery, a UT Southwestern Medical Center physician involved in a multicenter study has found. "This study identified 11 readily available, clinical risk factors that can help referring physicians, neurologists, surgeons and anesthesiologists better weigh the ri  more

AHA Cautions HHS Against Research Policy
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: In a letter today, AHA urged Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt to immediately retract any statements from the Office of Human Research Protections that imply that quality improvement efforts should undergo review by Institutional Review Boards, and that consent should be obtained from all patients before changes could be incorporated. "[I]t would be wholly inappropriate and detrimental to the patients and  more

AHA Maternal And Child Health Leaders Named
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: Vicki Seltzer, M.D., vice president for women's health services at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in Great Neck, NY, is the 2008 chair of the AHA's Section for Maternal and Child Health, the association announced today. As chair, Seltzer will lead the section's governing council on public policy issues concerning women and children's health, hospitals serving that patient population and AHA member service  more

AHA Urges Congress To Ease Hospitals' Regulatory Burden
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The AHA today urged Congress to quickly relieve hospitals from the most burdensome and ineffective regulations, including the Medicare recovery audit contractor program. Testifying on the AHA's behalf at a House Small Business Committee hearing on the Paperwork Reduction Act, Linda Brady, M.D., president and CEO of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, also implored the administration and Congress to create  more

AIR FORCE INNKEEPER TROPHY RETURNS TO KIRTLAND INN
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate issued the following press release: By Steve Milligan Nucleus Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff, announced Sept. 26 that Kirtland AFB had won the Air Force Innkeeper Award for the large base category and Aviano Air Base, Italy for small base. General Schwartz said that teams from the Air Force Services Agency staff visited the major command nominees evaluat  more

ALABAMA ATTORNEY STEPHEN BLACK RECEIVES $125,000 NATIONAL AWARD
PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 31 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces Stephen Black, Director of the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama and grandson of the late US Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, as one of ten outstanding Americans who received the Community Health Leaders Award for 2008. The distinguished $125,000 award honors extraordinary men and women from all over the country who tak  more

ALARMING GAPS REMAIN IN FUGITIVE DATABASE THREE YEARS AFTER FELON KILLED AN NYPD OFFICER
NEW YORK, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Anthony D. Weiner, D-N.Y. (9th CD), issued the following news release: Alarming gaps remain in the fugitive database that is supposed to help law enforcement track wanted criminals. Representative Anthony Weiner and Leslyn Stewart spoke out about the issue three years after the same problems left a felon free to kill Stewart's husband, New York City police officer Dillon Stewart. According to information released today by Representative Weiner (D - Brooklyn an Queens  more

Albany County Democrats Hold Unity Rally
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 22 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Elected Democrats from across Albany County held a unity rally at Albany City Hall this morning to support 21st District Congressional Candidate Paul Tonko. The rally was attended by retiring Congressman Michael McNulty, Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings, Albany County Executive Michael Breslin, and Tonko's Democratic primary  more

Alice Kryzans Special Interest Hypocrisy
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 16 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: After a year of being on record saying she would refuse to take special interest and lobbyist contributions, 26th District candidate Alice Kryzan's Federal Election Report filed last night highlights her special interest hypocrisy. "Alice Kryzan is learning fast how to be the kind of politician she promised not to be," said An  more

Alice Spencer - Fabricating Time: Paintings and Collected Textiles
BIDDEFORD, Maine, Nov. 1 -- University of New England issued the following news release: Reception: Thursday, November 13, 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery Talk/slide Show: Alice Spencer, "Textiles and Translations," Wednesday, November 19, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Global Textile Expo: Sunday, November 23, 1 to 4 p.m. includes displays and discussions about textiles and traditional clothing from Maine creators, collectors and immigrant communities with long-standing textile traditions. In the tradition of Ant  more

ALL-PARTY INDIAN DELEGATION TO BRIEF OBAMA AIDES ON KASHMIR, CBMS
New Delhi, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): If official sources are to be believed, an all-party Indian delegation, which was earlier meant to participate only in the meetings of a UN Committee in New York, has also been assigned the task of apprising US President-elect Barack Obama's key aides about the Kashmir dispute and confidence building measures (CBMs) between India and Pakistan. The decision was taken after Obama's recent statement regarding the Kashmir dispute, whereby he linked the resolution of the  more

ALMOST THERE
NEW YORK, Oct. 30 -- The City University of New York's Borough of Manhattan Community College issued the following news release: With the 2008 presidential election just days away, Obama leads McCain in the polls--but will his advantage hold? Barry Rosen, Executive Director of Public Affairs, recently interviewed Ron Hayduk , an associate professor of political science at BMCC and a recognized authority on the political process in this country. Following is the third installment of that inter  more

ALUMNI HONORED FOR SERVICE, DEDICATION
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 5 -- The University of Tennessee issued the following news release: University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design students will benefit from a recent gift from national design firm Cooper Carry. The firm has pledged $25,000 to the college in memory of former senior associate and UT alumnus Thomas E. Robbins. The endowment will establish travel scholarships for architecture students. The pledge is in addition to a $25,000 commitment by Greg Miller, Manny   more

ALUMNI TO MARRY ON CAMPUS, WITH PROFESSOR OFFICIATING
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 9 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Sherry Collins and Michael Clark attended APSU, graduated from APSU and on Sept. 13 will be married at APSU. The ceremony will take place in front of Harned Hall with Professor of English Barry Kitterman officiating. Harned Hall is a special place to Collins, who graduated in May with a degree in English and literature and now works in the APSU Department of Languages and Literature as a secretar  more

ALUMNUS TO ADDRESS CREDIT MARKETS IN FINANCE SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTATION
ERIE, Pa., Oct. 29 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: The Finance Speaker Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host a discussion with Bruce A. Gray '80, senior vice president at Bank of America, on Friday, November 7. In his presentation, Gray will expand on features of the credit markets that have gone from being topics discussed primarily by financial professionals to daily newspaper headlines. Gray is an Oil City nat  more

AMBASSADOR TICHENOR ADDRESSES CEREMONY COMMEMORATING THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 AT UNITED STATES MISSION IN GENEVA
GENEVA, Sept. 11 -- The U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva issued the following press release: We gather in an hour of grief. 2555 days ago, September 11, 2001, was a day that will be forever emblazoned in America's memory. 19 terrorists attacked us with barbarity unequaled in our history. We remember the fire, the ashes and bent steel. On Patriot Day, we cherish the memory of the thousands of innocent victims lost, extend our thoughts and prayers to their families, and honor the he  more

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS PRESIDENT WEINGARTEN TESTIFIES ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The House Ways & Means Committee issued the following testimony: TESTIMONY OF RANDI WEINGARTEN, PRESIDENT, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS Chairman Rangel, Ranking Member McCrery, and other members of the House Ways and Means Committee, thank you for this opportunity to testify on the urgent need for Congress to pass an economic stimulus package that chooses to invest-not divest -in America's future at this important mo  more

American Politics Expert Ray Raymond Presents Atwood Lecture
NEWPORT, R.I., Oct. 10 -- Salve Regina University issued issued the following order: Dr. Ray Raymond, an adviser on American politics to British Prime Minister Tony Blair's chief of staff, will discuss "Europe and the United States in an Asian Century" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall on Salve Regina University's campus. Part of the Atwood Lecture Series, Raymond's presentation is free and open to the public. Bazarsky Lecture Hall is located in the O'Hare Academi  more

AMTRAK ADDS NORTHBOUND WEEKDAY FREQUENCY AT ABERDEEN
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) issued the following press release: In response to growing demand for rail service, Amtrak has increased by one the number of trains making a stop at its Aberdeen, Md. station. Northeast Regional train 130, which operates between Washington, DC and New York, will now make a morning stop at Aberdeen at 7:39 am each weekday. This brings the total number of trains stopping at Aberdeen to 12 each weekday, 13 each Saturday, and   more

AN EXPLORATION OF SILENCE AS LEGENDARY MIME BILL BOWERS PERFORMS FREE AT CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
ELLENSBURG, Wash., Oct. 31 -- Central Washington University issued the following news release: His performances may be quiet but the emotions and messages world-renowned mime Bill Bowers expresses are vivid and intense. Bowers, who studied under the legendary mime Marcel Marceau, will treat Central Washington University to one of his moving and hilarious performances Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., during a free show at McConnell Auditorium. His appearance is part of CWU's 2008 Performing Arts  more

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR MILITARY ACADEMY NOMINATIONS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash. (4th CD), issued the following weekly message: Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to all of those who choose to serve in the armed services. It's the work of these men and women that protects the freedoms and values upon which the United States was founded. One of the keys to maintaining the best military in the world is attracting the highest caliber individuals to enroll in our nation's military academies each year. As your U.S. Represen  more

APPOINTMENTS, HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct. 31 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: * Appointments and promotions: - Jacqueline Knotts has been hired as a research associate in the office of advancement, effective Oct. 27. Knotts, a Purdue graduate, previously worked as a research analyst for Kiwanis International. - John Norberg, former speechwriter for the office of the president, has taken a new position writing a book about the post-Beering years at Purdue. - Soumitro Sen has a  more

APPROVAL OF PROPOSAL BY CORPBANCA
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- The Federal Reserve Bank issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday approved the application by Corpbanca, Santiago, Chile, to establish a branch in New York, New York. Attached is the Board's Order relating to this action. Attachment (317 KB PDF: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/orders/orders20081022a1.pdf)  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM PRESENTS 'THE OTHER MAINSTREAM LL'
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 27 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The ASU Art Museum, "the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona" as noted by Art in America magazine, presents one of the best private contemporary art collections in Phoenix: The Other Mainstream II: Selections from the Collection of Mikki and Stanley Weithorn, September 27, 2008 - January 4, 2009. The Other Mainstream II is the second exhibition at the ASU Art Museum that focuses o  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINARS FOCUS ON AFRICAN ISSUES
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 28 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Two upcoming seminars at Arizona State University's West campus will focus on issues critical to Africa's future. Both events feature prominent attorneys who are directly involved with advancing human rights in Africa in innovative ways. One speaker will argue that countries have a legal obligation to provide food for the poor and marginalized. The other has recently filed a legal petition against his native  more

ARMY RESERVE YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM HELPING SOLDIERS, FAMILIES DURING DEPLOYMENT CYCLE
FORT JACKSON, S.C., Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: From Hawaii to New York, Soldiers and civilians representing nearly every major Army Reserve command traveled to the midlands of South Carolina to discuss, dissect and develop a reintegration process for the Reserve's most valuable asset - the American Soldier. More than 100 Department of Army and Army Reserve personnel gathered at the 81st Regional Support Command's new headquarters here for an inaugural two-da  more

Arsenal Machinists Back Tonko In Congressional Race
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 25 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York's 21st District, announced today that he's been endorsed by the National Federation of Federal Employees Local 2109 in a unanimous vote. NFFE Local 2109 represents 250 machinists and other workers at the Watervliet Arsenal, and more than 100,000 federal workers acros  more

ASIS International Announces 2008 Professional Certification Board
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7 -- The American Society for Industrial Security issued the following news release: ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security management professionals worldwide, is pleased to announce the 2008 Professional Certification Board (PCB). This group is dedicated to the oversight of ASIS's three internationally accredited professional designations: the Certified Protection Professional (CPP), the Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) and Physical Securi  more

ASIS International Sponsors 26th Annual Government/Industry Conference on Global Terrorism
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 7 -- The American Society for Industrial Security issued the following news release: High-level government and security experts will share strategies and insights on preparing for the unexpected during the 26th Annual Government/Industry Conference on Global Terrorism, held March 17-19 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Arlington, Va. This year's event is titled "Unconventional Threats: What Keeps Security Professionals Up at Night?" Pandemics, improvised explosive devi  more

Assemblyman Jack McEneny Endorses Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 3 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Albany Assemblyman Jack McEneny announced today that he is endorsing Democratic candidate Paul Tonko in his bid for the 21st District Congressional seat now held by Michael McNulty. "I've spent the summer listening to all the candidates, and I am convinced that Paul Tonko is the best choice to serve the people of the 21s  more

ASSISTANT SECRETARY L. MYERS ISSUES STATEMENT ON OVERSIGHT OF TRADE FUNCTIONS: CUSTOMS, OTHER TRADE AGENCIES BEFORE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration & Customs Enforcement division issued the following speech: INTRODUCTION Good morning Chairman Baucus and distinguished members of the Committee. It is my privilege to testify before you today and discuss ICE's investigative efforts and strategies to combat illegal trade practices and commercial fraud activities. The international transportation and entry of goods into the United States is an integral part of the  more

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS PHOTOS OF AMERICAN PRESIDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, OCT. 27-NOV. 9
DOVER, Del., Oct. 22 -- The University of Delaware issued the following news release: "The American President," an exhibition of news photos from the Associated Press (AP), will be on view from 7 a.m.-midnight, from Oct. 27-Nov. 9 in the Trabant University Center's Galleria. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The display shows American presidents at war and at ease, in victory and in defeat, confronting national crises and facing personal scandals, running for office and leadin  more

ASU GRAD RACHEL BESS BRINGS HER ECLECTIC ARTWORK TO CENTRAL'S VISUAL ARTS GALLERY
COOLIDGE, Ariz., May 20 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: When viewers feel the aura of the sacred world mesh with the reality of nature, Rachel Bess knows she has connected the right dots on her canvas. Beginning June 2 and running through August 29, Central Arizona College's Visual Arts Gallery will be home to Bess' latest exhibition of thought-provoking paintings. Located in the lobby of the Student Services Center (Building M) on Central's Signal Peak Cam  more

ATTORNEY GENERAL COAKLEY STOPS TAX RELIEF COMPANY FROM MISLEADING CUSTOMERS
BOSTON, June 12 -- The Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration & Finance's Department of Revenue issued the following news release: A South Carolina tax-relief company that claims to be able to settle consumers' debt with the IRS for "pennies on the dollar" has agreed to stop misleading consumers about its services and pay $1.5 million in restitution, Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office announced today. "This company took advantage of people who paid for tax assistance and,   more

ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO ANNOUNCES LATEST LONG ISLAND ARRESTS IN HIDDEN CAMERA INVESTIGATION OF ABUSE, NEGLECT AT MEDFORD NURSING HOME
NEW YORK, Oct. 30 -- The New York State Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the arrest of four more employees at the Medford Multicare Center for Living in Medford, New York. Two of the arrests were made as part of the Attorney General's continuing hidden-camera investigation into abuse and neglect at the Long Island nursing home. The investigation was announced earlier this month in Medford when four health care providers at th  more

AUTHOR SIGNING AT BARNES AND NOBLE IN MOUNT PLEASANT TO BENEFIT SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND, WALKER FOUNDATION
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Oct. 23 -- The South Carolina Department of Education School for the Deaf and the Blind issued the following press release: Imagine having a birthday with no one singing the song "Happy Birthday to You." Before the 1900s that's exactly the way things were. Then once upon a happy day the famous song was born. Come and hear local author, Margot Theis Raven, read and autograph her latest book Happy Birthday to You! The Mystery Behind the Most Famous Song in the World at   more

AUTHOR WIER TO READ ON MARCH 18
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., March 11 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: As one of Austin Peay State University's preinaugural activities, author Allen Wier will read from his latest novel, "Tehano," at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 in Gentry Auditorium, Kimbrough Building. A reception and book signing will follow. "'Tehano' is a book with an amazing scope, telling the story of the settling of the West as it took place in Texas. It's rich and tough and gritty," said Prof  more

AWARD-WINNING JOURNALISTS TACKLE U.S. ELECTION OCT. 8 AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Sept. 30 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: CNN'S Candy Crowley and Pulitzer Prize-winner Walter Mears are among the nationally recognized journalists who will discuss the presidential election at MTSU's KUC Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 8. "History in the Making: Press Coverage of the Presidential Campaign" is fourth in a yearlong series sponsored by the Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies that examines the me  more

AWARDS GIVEN AT ANNUAL ALUMNI AND ATHLETIC BANQUET
ATHENS, W.Va., Oct. 30 -- Concord University issued the following news release: Master of Ceremonies, Steve Cox, welcomed guests to the annual alumni and athletics banquet held in the Jerry L. Beasley Student Center Ballroom and recognized presidents emeriti Dr. Jerry Beasley and Dr. Joseph F. Marsh. Then, he introduced those at the head table including President and Mrs. Gregory Aloia, Professor Emeriti Harry Finkelman, Registrar Carolyn Cox, Athletic Director and Football Head Coach Greg Qu  more

AYERS LECTURE SERIES FEATURES ARTHUR SULZBERGER
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 11 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The Harry M. and Edel Y Ayers Lecture Series sponsored by JSU and the Department of Communication in partnership the Anniston Star is hosting its annual keynote speaker event. This year Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Publisher and Chairman of the New York Times, will speak at one-thirty in the afternoon (1:30 p.m.) March 12th 2008 on the 11th floor of Houston Cole Library on the JSU campus. Those interes  more

BARACK OBAMA
Guwahati Nov. 09 -- The election of Barrack Obama today as the president of USA symbolises the rise of new order in the world. He stands for the change of perception of the people. His emergence signify that in a modern world skin is less important. What is more important is the capacity to empower humanity. His rise symbolises the synthesis of poor and rich, black and white and brown and yellow. The synthesis of unified colour of USA was evident for the first time when he addressed a million pe  more

Because of Economy, TIA Projects Downturn in Business Travel
NEW YORK, Nov. 4 -- The Meetings Industry Megasite issued the following news release: Amid national economic uncertainty, the Travel Industry Association (TIA) has released its annual travel forecast, predicting a stable market for leisure travel in 2009 and a measurable decline in business travel. "Consumers are responding as we might expect during an economic slowdown," TIA Senior Vice President of Research Dr. Suzanne Cook said in a statement. "But travel should not simply be viewed as   more

BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S GALLERY SPACE FEATURES WORKS BY SEATTLE SCULPTORS HAACK, GORMALLY
BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 30 -- Bellevue Community College issued the following news release: Works by noted Seattle sculptors Julia Haack and Tom Gormally will be on exhibit Nov. 3 through Dec. 10 at Bellevue Community College's Gallery Space. A free, public reception for the artists will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the gallery. Gallery Space is located in room 271 of BCC's D Building, which is located on the south courtyard of the college's main campus (3000 Lan  more

BELLMORE-MERRICK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT'S SAUL LERNER APPOINTED TO STATEWIDE ADVISORY PANEL
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 20 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that Saul Lerner, Director of Physical Education, Athletics, Driver Education, and Health at the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, has been appointed to a statewide advisory panel on driver education. Senator Fuschillo recommended Mr. Lerner to the Senate for appointment t  more

BERKELEY COLLEGE EXHIBITS ABSTRACT PAINTINGS BY ARTIST HECHT
NEW YORK, Oct. 31 -- Berkeley College issued the following news release: Berkeley College is exhibiting abstract paintings by artist Sheila Hecht at the Berkeley College Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, from November 5 through 28. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday. An artist's reception for Ms. Hecht will be held on Wednesday, November 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Born and ra  more

BOATING SAFETY COURSE
HERKIMER, N.Y., Oct. 27 -- The State University of New York's Herkimer County Community College issued the following news release: Herkimer County Community College's Community Education Office is accepting registrations for a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety course. The Boating Safety course is designed to meet the legal New York State requirements for boating safety. This course requires a minimum of eight hours of instruction and participants will receive a safety certificate u  more

BORDER PATROL CANVASSES NORTHEAST TO REACH PRESIDENTIAL HIRING MANDATE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued the following press release: U.S. Customs and Border Protection recruiters will look to the northeast with one-day recruiting events during its final push to reach the deadline for a presidential hiring mandate. On Saturday, Saturday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., CBP's Northeast Blitz will launch recruiting events in three population centers including New York City, East Ruther  more

BOSTON RANKED SIXTH MOST SUSTAINABLE U.S. CITY
BOSTON, Sept. 24 -- The office of the Boston Mayor issued the following press release: In a study released this week by SustainLane.com, Boston is ranked sixth in the nation for sustainability, moving up one spot from last year. The study cites Mayor Thomas Menino's executive order in April 2007 calling for the city's first community-wide greenhouse gas inventory and a 10-percent increase in recycling by 2012. The study also took into consideration new zoning laws requiring LEED certification  more

BRENDLINGER LIBRARY TO HOST 'THE HOURS' BOOK DISCUSSION AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 29 -- Montgomery County Community College issued the following news release: Montgomery County Community College's Brendlinger Library will host a book discussion of the novel The Hours by Michael Cunningham on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 12:20-1:20 p.m. The discussion, which will be led by Dr. Marc Schuster, Instructor of English, will be held in the Reader's Lounge, located on the second floor of the Brendlinger Library in College Hall, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. The discu  more

BRIEFING ON A TREASURY DESIGNATION UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 13382
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation issued the following news release: MR. DUGUID: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. We are on the record with Acting Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation Patricia McNerney, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, and the Director of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control Mr. Adam Szubin. Mr. Szubin will go   more

BROOKLYN PRESIDENT MARKOWITZ TO WELCOME BABY BOOMERS TO RETIREMENT-YES, RETIREMENT!-FAIR AT BOROUGH HALL
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The Brooklyn Borough President issued the following press release: 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL 209 JORALEMON STREET BETWEEN COURT & ADAMS STREETS DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN On Thursday, October 30, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will host a free Baby Boomer Retirement Fair at Borough Hall, with representatives on hand to answer questions on everything from Medicare, Social Security and reverse mortgages to money manage  more

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Endorses Chris Lee for Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 28 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership announced its endorsement of businessman Chris Lee for Congress. Andrew Rudnick, President and CEO of the Partnership and members of its board joined Chris Lee to announce the endorsement at the organization's headquarters in downtown Buffalo. "The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is truly a vanguar  more

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Endorses Chris Lee for Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 28 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership announced its endorsement of businessman Chris Lee for Congress. Andrew Rudnick, President and CEO of the Partnership and members of its board joined Chris Lee to announce the endorsement at the organization's headquarters in downtown Buffalo. "The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is truly a vanguar  more

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY RANKED BY PRINCETON REVIEW
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Oct. 29 -- East Tennessee State University issued the following news release: East Tennessee State University's College of Business and Technology is listed among the nation's most outstanding business schools in the Princeton Review 2009 edition of "Best 296 Business Schools." Although the institutions are not ranked academically, ETSU was singled out for special national recognition by ranking fourth in the "Best Classroom Experience" category and fifth in "Most Family   more

CALL FOR ACTORS, SINGERS, DANCERS FOR WIU'S SUMMER MUSIC THEATRE
MACOMB, Ill., March 13 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University's Summer Music Theatre's 2008 season will include three exciting musicals: "Children of Eden," "Me and My Girl" and "The Rocky Horror Show." Auditions for actors, singers and dancers for SMT's 37th season will be held Saturday, April 12 on the WIU-Macomb campus. "Children of Eden" will open the 2008 season with performances Friday-Saturday, June 20-21 and Thursday-Saturda  more

CAMPUS LECTURE BY PULITZER PRIZE WINNER RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 17
HOUSTON, Oct. 30 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Thomas L. Friedman, a renowned author and journalist who is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, will deliver the 2008 Farfel Distinguished Lecture and the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Ethics and Leadership Lecture at 7 p.m., Nov.17 in the Cullen Performance Hall. The lecture, which was postponed due to Hurricane Ike, is part of this year's homecoming activities. Friedman will discuss "Green Is the New, Red, White, an  more

CAN VITAMIN D SHIELD US FROM RADIATION?
Washington, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) A form of vitamin D could protect us from low levels of radiation, before or after a mild nuclear incident. Radiological expert Daniel Hayes of New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene suggested that calcitriol, an active form of vitamin D, could be used as a safe protective agent before or after a low-level nuclear incident. Biologists and pharmacologists specialising in radiation are keen to find an effective agent that could be given orally, have   more

CANADIAN WOMAN MAI LE SENTENCED FOR ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME
HOUSTON, OCT. 31 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Houston Field Office issued the following press release: Thi Phoung Mai Le, 43, of Ottawa, Ontario, has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for her role in an international narcotics money laundering scheme, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today. Mai Le was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Melinda Harmon, who accepted her pleas of guilty on Oct. 12, 200 7, to the federal felony offe  more

CAPITOL MONITOR, OCT. 28
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. J. Randy Forbes, D-Va. (4th CD), iissued the following Capitol Monitor newsletter: Even since early colonial life in America, small business has formed a critical thread in the fabric of our nation's economy. As a young budding nation, our country depended on the local store owners, the blacksmiths, the small farmers, and the full-time brick making and carpentry artisans of early American landscape. Today, over 200 years later, this thread has not unraveled. Since   more

CARDS FOR KIDS FUNDRAISER NOW IN 12TH YEAR
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York's Upstate Medical Center issued the following news release: University Hospital's Cards for Kids fundraiser introduces its 12th edition this year with proceeds benefiting pediatric cancer care. Since 1996 University Hospital has raised more than $77,000 from the sale of greeting cards created by Central New York children and their families who have been treated at the hospital's Dr. William J. Waters Center for Children's Cancer a  more

Carl Sandburg College Announces Concert Series
GALESBURG, Ill., Sept. 3 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: The 2008-2009 Carl Sandburg College Concert Series will present a variety of musical talent to the community. Audiences will enjoy this year's concert lineup that ranges from piano to jazz. The series kicks off with Dan Knight, one of the world's finest improvising musicians, and one of the acknowledged master pianists of his generation. He has earned a worldwide reputation as a performer whose wit, person  more

CAROL ASH, NEW YORK STATE PARKS COMMISSIONER, TO DELIVER METCALF LECTURE ON NOV. 7
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Carol Ash, the commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and the state historic preservation officer, will deliver the prestigious Metcalf Endowment Lecture at this year's 58th annual SUNY Cortland Recreation Conference from Nov. 6-7 at the College. Ash's vision for the future of State Parks includes improving park infrastructure and working to ensure that the   more

CAROLINA 1ST FOR ACADEMIC QUALITY, AFFORDABILITY ON KIPLINGER'S LIST
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 31 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has ranked the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill the number one best value in American public higher education for the eighth consecutive time. Carolina has topped this list every time Kiplinger's has produced it since 1998. The new ranking appears in the magazine's December issue, which hits newsstands Nov. 11. Kiplinger's top 10  more

CARPENTER TO PRESENT PAPER AT AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ETHNOHISTORY NATIONAL MEETING
MONROE, La., Oct. 31 -- The University of Louisiana at Monroe issued the following news release: Dr. Roger Carpenter, assistant professor of history at the University of Louisiana Monroe, will present a paper titled "The Native American Berdache as Warrior" at the annual meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory in Eugene, Ore., scheduled for Nov. 12-16. Carpenter has had a prolific semester, recently publishing 19 entries in "The Encyclopedia of North American Colonial Conflicts to  more

CARTOONIST CAGLE SKETCHES OBAMA, MCCAIN, THE FUTURE OF HIS CRAFT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 24 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: At their best, editorial cartoons poignantly address serious issues, tap emotions and spur readers to think about things in new ways. Unfortunately, such cartoons are in shorter supply these days, according to Daryl Cagle, the daily editorial cartoonist for MSNBC.com, who discussed his craft on Wednesday at the University of Virginia. Cagle said he likes to draw "big, simple and silly" cartoons t  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR APRIL 23 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., April 23 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Rev. Piatt. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed all Legislators present. MR. SNYDER moved, seconded by Mr. Marsh that the minutes of the April 9, 2008 session be approved. Carried. COMMUNICATIONS: Assembly Member Giglio: Letter acknowledging receipt of Act No. 135-2008. APP  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR APRIL 9 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., April 9 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Rev. Piatt. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed three Legislators absent - Mr. Aiello, Mr. Burrell and Mr. Ward. MR. SNYDER moved, seconded by Mr. Marsh that the minutes of the March 26, 2008 session be approved. Carried. COMMUNICATIONS: Senator Young: Letter acknowledging rece  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR FEB. 13 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., Feb. 13 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Rev. Piatt. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed one Legislator absent - Mr. O¡¦Brien. MR. VECCHIARELLA moved, seconded by Mr. Snyder that the minutes of the January 23, 2008 session be approved. Carried. APPOINTMENTS: Seneca Trail RC&D Project Three-year terms to expire Dece  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR FEB. 27 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., Feb. 27 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Rev. Piatt. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed four Legislators absent - Mr. McClune, Mr. McLarney, Mr. Padlo and Ms. Vickman. MR. MARSH moved, seconded by Mr. Neal that the minutes of the February 13, 2008 session be approved. Carried. COMMUNICATIONS: New York State Departmen  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR JAN. 23 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., Jan. 23 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Rev. Piatt. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed all Legislators present. MR. SNYDER moved, seconded by Mrs. Witte that the minutes of the January 2, 2008 session be approved. Carried. COMMUNICATIONS: Governor Eliot Spitzer: Letter acknowledging receipt of Act No. 47-2008. Josep  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR JULY 23 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., July 23 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Rev. Piatt. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed two Legislators absent - Mr. O¡¦Brien and Mr. Snyder. MR. MARSH moved, seconded by Mr. Teachman that the minutes of the June 25, 2008 session be approved. Carried. COMMUNICATIONS: New York State Department of State, Records and La  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR JUNE 11 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., June 11 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Tony Evans. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed three Legislators absent - Mr. Burrell, Mr. Giardini and Mr. Hebdon. MR. BOSER moved, seconded by Mr. Snyder that the minutes of the May 28, 2008 session be approved. Carried. ACT NO. 286-2008 by Mr. Giardini and Mr. Ellis BID ACC  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR JUNE 25 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., June 25 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Rev. Piatt. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed two Legislators absent - Mr. Ward and Mrs. Witte. MR. MURPHY moved, seconded by Mr. Giardini that the minutes of the June 11, 2008 session be approved. Carried. COMMUNICATIONS: New York State Department of State, Records and Law B  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR MARCH 11 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., March 11 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: Cattaraugus County Bicentennial Pre-Meeting Festivities Ellicottville, New York, Cattaraugus County¡¦s First County Seat The Cattaraugus County Legislature gathered at St. John¡¦s Episcopal Church in Ellicottville and sounded the 300 year old bell in honor of the first County seat. The Ellicottville Town and Village Hall was built in 1828. The New York State Legislature ap  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR MARCH 26 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., March 26 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Rev. Piatt. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed two Legislators absent - Mr. Neal and Mr. Snyder. MR. MARSH moved, seconded by Mr. Neal that the minutes of the February 27, 2008 and the March 11, 2008 sessions be approved. Carried. COMMUNICATIONS: New York State Department of   more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR MAY 14 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., May 14 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Rev. Piatt. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed one legislator absent - Mr. Vecchiarella. MR. SNYDER moved, seconded by Mr. Neal that the minutes of the April 23, 2008 session be approved. Carried. COMMUNICATIONS: Assembly Member Giglio: Letter acknowledging receipt of Act No. 1  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR MAY 28 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., May 28 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Tony Evans. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed two Legislators absent - Mr. Burrell and Mr. Ward. MR. SNYDER moved, seconded by Mr. Vecchiarella that the minutes of the May 14, 2008 session be approved. Carried. COMMUNICATIONS: Conewango Creek Watershed Association: Letter to t  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR OCT. 22 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., Oct. 22 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Rev. Piatt. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed one Legislator absent - Mrs. Witte. MR. SNYDER moved, seconded by Mr. McClune that the minutes of the October 8, 2008 session be approved. Carried. COMMUNICATIONS: New York State Department of State: Letter acknowledging receipt o  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR OCT. 8 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., Oct. 8 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Rev. Piatt. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed one Legislator absent - Mr. Burrell. MR. SNYDER moved, seconded by Mrs. Witte that the minutes of the September 10 and September 23, 2008 sessions be approved. Carried. COMMUNICATIONS: New York State Department of State: Letter ack  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR SEPT. 10 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., Sept. 10 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Rev. Piatt. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed one Legislator absent - Mr. McLarney. MR. SNYDER moved, seconded by Mr. Giardini that the minutes of the August 27, 2008 session be approved. Carried. COMMUNICATIONS: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets: Lett  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES FOR SEPT. 23 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., Sept. 23 -- The Cattaraugus County Legislature issued the following committee meeting minutes: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Crystal J. Abers. The invocation was given by Rev. Piatt. The Attendance Roll Call disclosed three Legislators absent - Mr. Marsh, Mr. Teachman and Ms. Vickman. COMMUNICATIONS: Assembly Member Giglio: Letter acknowledging receipt of Act No. 450-2008. John Ognibene, Director, Department of Nursing Homes: Please accept my   more

CAYUGA COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 14 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING
AUBURN, N.Y., Oct. 14 -- The Cayuga County Legislature issued the following committee meeting agenda: ATTENDANCE: CALL TO ORDER: MINUTES TO APPROVE: August 12, 2008 APPOINTMENTS AND RE-APPOINTMENTS: CORRESPONDENCE: COMMITTEE DISCUSSION: 1. Gary Duckett Parks and Trails Department updates Sterling Nature Center Events 2. Larry Rosier Weights and Measures updates/Budget 3. George Wethey Highway Department updates 4. Michael Pawlenko Buildings and Grounds D  more

CAYUGA COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 17 WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE MEETING
AUBURN, N.Y., Oct. 17 -- The Cayuga County Legislature issued the following committee meeting agenda: ATTENDANCE: CALL TO ORDER: MINUTES TO APPROVE: 9-16-08 PRESENTATION: Karl McKinnon and Will Pratt of R.K.McKinnon APPOINTMENTS AND RE-APPOINTMENTS: COMMITTEE DISCUSSION: OLD BUSINESS: NEW BUSINESS: ADJOURNMENT: NOVEMBER 18, 2008 at 6:00PM REGULAR MONTHLY RESOLUTIONS: 1. Auth. payment of September Audit of Claims 2. Auth. payment of Utilities. 3. Auth. p  more

CDC: Americans' Lifestyle, Health Issues Affected by Sleep
CHICAGO, March 7 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: A study just released by The Centers for Disease Control suggests that as many as 50 - 70 million Americans are suffering from chronic sleep loss, a contributing factor to health problems including depression, obesity and certain risk behaviors such as cigarette smoking, heavy drinking and inadequate physical activity. The study, "Perceived Insufficient Rest or Sleep--Four States, 2006," reported busy s  more

CDC: Flu Activity Up Sharply
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: Thirty-one states reported widespread flu activity the week ending Feb. 2, up from 11 the previous week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. The U.S. flu season was slow to start this year but the current activity is not unusual, since the flu season usually peaks in February or later, CDC officials said. The latest flu report indicates widespread activity in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkans  more

CDC: Flu Season May Be Worst In Four Years
WASHINGTON, April 18 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The 2007-08 U.S. flu season may be the most severe since 2003-04, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported yesterday. Flu activity peaked in mid-February with widespread activity in 49 states. As of April 5, just six states reported widespread activity: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. Early results from a study to measure the effectiveness of this season's flu vaccine s  more

CELEBRATED IRISH ACTOR STEPHEN REA VISITS QUEENS COLLEGE AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE OCT. 6-16
QUEENS, Sept. 26 -- The City University of New York's Queens College issued the following news release: After receiving critical acclaim in New York and London stagings of Sam Shepard's monologue Kicking a Dead Horse, Stephen Rea will play a starring role at Queens College as Artist in Residence in October. The Belfast-born actor, an Oscar nominee for his performance in The Crying Game, will visit classes and rehearsals in conjunction with the college production of J.M. Synge's The Playboy of  more

CELEBRATED THEATER TROUPE COMES TO UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 27 -- Utah State University issued the following news release: Utah State University's Caine School of the Arts and the Department of Theatre Arts host Plan-B Theatre Company and a free reading of the play "Exposed." Only one performance is offered Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Room 224, in the Chase Fine Arts Center at USU (approximately 1110 E. 610 North, Logan). Admission is free. According to its Web site, Plan-B Theatre Company develops and prod  more

CENTER FOR APPLIED CYBERSECURITY RESEARCH CO-SPONSORED INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 20 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: At a workshop co-sponsored by Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, government and business leaders convened in Brussels on Oct. 22 to discuss the interaction between European Union data protection laws and American e-discovery rules. Indiana Law distinguished professor and Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research director Fred Cate was one of the principal participants. The wo  more

CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE'S LIFELONG LEARNERS MENTAL AEROBICS
CASA GRANDE, Ariz., March 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Central Arizona College's Lifelong Learners program is offering a series entitled Mental Aerobics designed to keep the mind sharp, promote community, and introduce residents to C.A.L.L. This series will take place at Central Arizona College's Corporate Center, located in the former Palm Center at I-10 and Florence Boulevard in Casa Grande. First on the agenda is Mah Jongg led by Susan Rhoades, the   more

CEO OWENS TO SPEAK AT PURDUE AS PART OF CORPORATE ETHICS SERIES
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct. 27 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: James W. Owens, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., in Peoria, Ill., will speak at Purdue on Oct. 29 as part of the Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics. The 7 p.m. talk in the Class of 1950 lecture hall is free and open to the public. Owens' talk is presented by the Krannert School of Management and the College of Education's James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship and is sponsored by  more

CHAIRMAN COX SPEAKS ON PROTECTING SENIOR INVESTORS IN TODAY'S MARKETS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the text of the following speech: Speech by SEC Chairman: Protecting Senior Investors in Today's Markets By Chairman Christopher Cox U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Washington, D.C. Thank you, Linda [Thomsen, Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement]. Good morning, and welcome to the SEC's third annual Seniors Summit. I want to begin by thanking Linda and our entire team  more

CHAIRMAN COX TESTIFIES ON LESSONS FROM CREDIT CRISIS FOR FUTURE OF REGULATION BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the text of the following testimony before a congressional committee: Testimony Concerning the Role of Federal Regulators: Lessons from the Credit Crisis for the Future of Regulation by Chairman Christopher Cox U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform United States House of Representatives Chairman Waxman, Ranking Member Davis, and Members of the Committee, th  more

CHALLENGING ECONOMIC TIMES TO CONTINUE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Ala. (1st CD), issued the following column: I don't think anyone would disagree that these are challenging economic times, probably the worst most of us have experienced in our lifetimes. After weeks of wild swings in the stock markets, banks merging and banks closing, businesses closing their doors, and nest eggs disappearing, many of us are left wondering whether or not we have seen the worst of it. Many industries are facing unprecedented loss  more

CHAMPION COX TO BE INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 1 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois has announced that former Leatherneck and NFL Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion Bryan Cox will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2008. Cox wore purple and gold from 1987-90 and was a member of the 1988 Gateway Conference champions. Cox still remains the all-time leader in interceptions for touchdowns with three and career blocked kicks with 10. His nine forced fumbles are good  more

CHAMPION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE WEST LECTURES OCT. 23
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 8 -- Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg issued the following news release: One of America's most provocative public intellectuals, Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. As a boy, West was greatly impressed by the Baptist church and was deeply touched by the stories of parishioners who, only two generations from slavery, told stories of blacks maintaining their religious faith during the most trying of times. His writing, speak  more

CHAPTER SIX, NATURALLY SEVEN: AN ACAPPELLA DOUBLE BILL
ELYRIA, Ohio, Oct. 20 -- Lorain County Community College issued the following news release: LCCC's Stocker Arts Center will host an "acappellooza" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19 when Chapter 6 and Naturally 7 bring their sweet sounds to the Stocker stage. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. To order tickets, call the Stocker Arts Center box office at 440-366-4040, or order online at www.lorainccc.edu/stocker. First Chapter 6, an all male professional acappel  more

CHEF-IN-RESIDENCE GIVES DINING TWIST, TANG
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 28 -- Northampton Community College issued the following news release: His dessert parfait with endives and beer got "strange looks" from restaurant patrons, NCC Chef-in-Residence Daniel Stern told an audience of culinary students and community members at a cooking demonstration in Lipkin Theatre on October 27. But smiles soon followed as diners perked up to the novel flavors. "I want people going home saying 'that was amazing!' and 'I have to tell my friends about th  more

CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK RECEIVES STATE FUNDING FROM SEN. FUSCHILLO
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 4 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that he secured $5,000 in state funding for the Child Care Council of Suffolk County. The funding will be used to help offset the costs for outreach and training programs. The Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. is a not-for-profit central planning and coordinating agency dedicated to m  more

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE EXPERT TO SPEAK AT DODD CENTER
STORRS, Conn., Oct. 17 -- The University of Connecticut issued the following news release: Leonard Marcus, a noted writer, historian, and critic in children's literature, will deliver a talk titled "Wonder in the Wake of War: the Fantasy Tradition in American Children's Literature," on Wednesday, Oct. 22. at the University of Connecticut. The talk, which will be based in part on the fantasy literature-related aspects of his latest book, Minders of Make-Believe, will take place from 4 to 5:  more

CHOREOGRAPHER BOMMEL'S LATEST WORK FEATURED AT WAVE RISING FESTIVAL
PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The State University of New York at Purchase issued the following news release: Faculty member and choreographer Nelly van Bommel;s latest work, Adele's Skirt, a special commission for Corbin Dances, was featured at the White Wave Rising Festival October 31-Nov. 2 in Brooklyn. This third annual dance extravaganza presented works by 20 dance companies from Switzerland, France, Iceland, England, Korea and across the United States. The work was premiered in Washingt  more

Chris Lee Calls For American Solutions To Create American Energy and American Jobs
AMHERST, N.Y., Aug. 15 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: With Western New Yorkers paying on average $4.20 for a gallon of gas 26th Congressional District candidate Chris Lee called for a commonsense energy policy that includes domestic exploration, conservation and investment in American-made alternative energy sources. "Talk is cheap, but gas is not," said Lee. "It's time for Washingto  more

Chris Lee Concludes Health Care Tour
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 16 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, businessman and 26th Congressional District candidate Chris Lee concluded a week-long Health Care tour. Chris toured hospitals, met with patients, nurses and doctors across the district to discuss the need for affordable, accessible, quality healthcare for all Western New Yorkers. "We need to reduce the cost of health  more

Chris Lee to Congress: End Your Vacation, Get Back to Work, Solve the Crisis
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 15 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, 26th Congressional District candidate Chris Lee called on Congress to get back to work to solve our energy crisis. Late last week, Congress went on a five-week vacation while Western New Yorkers are canceling vacations because of high gas prices. Chris also is gathering signatures for a letter from all Western New Yorker  more

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER REGRETS GETTING ROUGH WITH MICHELLE PFEIFFER
New York, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): Canadian actor Christopher Plummer recalled doing a scene with American actress Michelle Pfeiffer in which he really got rough with her. Plummer, who is a reformed boozer, revealed the scene in his new memoir "In Spite of Myself". He recalled the events, which led up to him landing a solid slap on Pfeiffer's face while doing a scene for Jack Nicholson horror flick "Wolf." "I had to lose my temper and slap [Michelle] in the face . . . Gazing into those deep, limpid  more

CIRCUIT JUDGE PLAGER SPEAKS AT NORTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW SYMPOSIUM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued the following announcement: SYMPOSIUM ON FRONTIERS OF EMPIRICAL PATENT LAW SCHOLARSHIP Keynote Address by the Hon. S. Jay Plager* The name of this symposium that brings us here is FRONTIERS OF EMPIRICAL PATENT LAW SCHOLARSHIP. I congratulate Professor Andrew Chin and the UNC law review, and especially the two symposium editors, Tram Rattanavong and Michael Martinez, for organizing this most worthwhile endeav  more

CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS PRESENTS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AWARDS
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 24 -- The city of Beverly Hills issued the following news release: The City of Beverly Hills presented the 2007 Architectural Design Awards honoring designs that have promoted the beauty and quality of individual architecture, while contributing to the image and enrichment of the City of Beverly Hills. The 2007 winners are: * Paulette at 9466 Charleville Boulevard * Andrea Lenardin for alm project inc., Hollywood * James Perse at 357 North Canon Drive *  more

CITY PUBLIC HOSPITALS EXPAND HIV TESTING BY MAKING ROUTINE PART OF MEDICAL CARE
NEW YORK, Nov. 3 -- The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation issued the following press release: The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) announced today that the city's public hospitals and medical centers tested 160,900 people for HIV in Fiscal Year 2008-exceeding its target of testing 150,000 New Yorkers. The number is a 20% percent increase from the previous year's total. HHC has steadily expanded the routine offering of rapid HIV tests to patients in emergenc  more

CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT BRIZARD TO ADDRESS BROCKPORT BUSINESS BRIEFINGS
BROCKPORT, N.Y., Nov. 4 -- SUNY Brockport issued the following news release: Jean-Claude Brizard, superintendent of the Rochester City School District, will be the featured speaker at The College at Brockport's Business Briefings Speakers Series, at 7:45 am, Thursday, November 13, in the Grand Atrium of the Brockport MetroCenter, 55 St Paul St. Brizard's talk, "Preparing Students for the Global Market Place: The Work for K-12 Education," will focus on efforts the City School District is ma  more

CLARINET STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN CROSS BORDER EXCHANGE
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., Oct. 27 -- The State University of New York at Plattsburgh issued the following news release: The SUNY Plattsburgh music department will host 15 clarinet students from CeGEP de Sherbrooke, Quebec, on Nov. 7 and 8. The ensemble and their director, Nathalie De Grace, will participate in a concert and master class as part of an ongoing exchange with members of the SUNY Plattsburgh Clarinet Choir. Highlights include two clarinet concerts that are free and open to the public.   more

Clark University Student From Moldova Spending This Year in London
WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 31 -- Clark University issued the following press release: Clark University junior Eugene Miculet, a native of Chisinau, Moldova, is living and studying in London through Clark's study abroad program with the London School of Economics (LSE). Miculet has been blogging about his experiences for over a month. Clark students attend LSE for an entire academic year (from October 2008 to June 2009), and are able to enroll in a variety of diverse courses. Miculet is enrolle  more

CLASS GETS FIRST-TIME VOTERS ENGAGED
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 28 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: With every presidential election comes a new class of college freshmen, many of whom will be voting for the first time. With that in mind, every four years Michael Berkman, professor of political science at Penn State, offers a first-year seminar, a general requirement for freshman students, focusing on the election. His goal is to acclimate young voters to the electoral process, get them eng  more

CLASSICS FOR KIDS RETURNS
GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Oct. 16 -- Nassau Community College issued the following news release: The popular series Classics for Kids returns for its 30th season at Nassau Community College on December 14, 2008. Parents and children alike will delight in the array of entertainment sponsored by NCC's Cultural Program. Tickets cost $1.50 per person, with a season ticket for all four shows priced at only $4.00. Performances are held in the College Center Building on the NCC campus. This season's progra  more

CLE Credit Now Approved for 2008 Tech Forum!
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- The American Land Title Association issued the following news release: ALTA has secured approval for CLE credit in California and Texas for 1.25 hours for the e-Evidence and Legal Issues Session. Applications are pending in the following states for CE (Maryland, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas and Pennsylvania) and CLE (Pennsylvania, Virginia, Nevada, Minnesota, and New York). Be sure to watch for upcoming announcements on other approved CE/CLE education credits in future issue  more

CMS Awards MAC Contract For Two States
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday named National Government Services the Medicare administrative contractor for Connecticut and New York. By November 2008, NGS will assume processing and payment of Medicare Part A and B fee-for-service claims submitted by hospitals and other health care providers in the states, work currently performed by several fiscal intermediaries and carriers. The Medicare Mo  more

CNN CLAIM OF HOLOGRAM USE NOT TRUE: SCIENTIST
Toronto, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) A Canadian scientist has contested CNN's claim of showing three-dimensional holograms during its coverage of the US election. CNN made this claim Tuesday night when anchor Wolf Blitzer in New York announced at 7 p.m. that he was now speaking live to the network reporter Jessica Yellin in Chicago "via hologram". As the fuzzy-looking reporter appeared a few feet in front of Blitzer in the studio, he said, "You are a terrific hologram". But these weren't really holog  more

COLLEGE OF LAW ANNOUNCES NEW FACULTY
ORLANDO, Fla., April 24 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: LeRoy Pernell, dean of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law, has announced the hiring of seven law professors who are nationally and internationally recognized for their academic leadership and legal expertise. The appointments are effective for the 2008-2009 academic year. "These individuals are distinguished in legal academia, scholarsh  more

COLLEGE STAFF TO CONDUCT NOVEMBER SESSIONS TO ASSIST PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York-Orange County issued the following news release: SUNY Orange will conduct a series of special pre-admission workshops during November for students who have applied, or are planning to apply, to six selected Health Professions academic degree programs at the College. These sessions are designed to prepare prospective students for the unique admissions criteria, specific admission application procedures, earlier deadlines, fees an  more

COLLEGE TO OFFER 15-CREDIT MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
NEW PALTZ, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York at New Paltz issued the following news release: The State University of New York at New Paltz is now accepting applications for a new post-master's Multicultural Education certificate program. The 15-credit program aims to help teachers and other educational professionals understand the ways in which race, gender, class, language, sexual orientation, religion, physical and learning disabilities influence them as professionals, th  more

COMMISSION TO MEET ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Public Service Commission will hold its next regular session beginning at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2008, in the 19th Floor Board Room of its offices located at Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York. The agenda will be announced. Individuals in Albany wishing to observe the Commission's meeting may do so in the Board Room on the 19th floor of the Commission's offices   more

COMMISSIONER WINSTEAD TESTIFIES ON GSA'S FISCAL YEAR 2009 CAPITAL INVESTMENT, LEASING PROGRAM BEFORE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The General Services Administration issued the text of the following testimony before a congressional committee: Good morning, Madam Chair, Ranking Member Graves, and Members of the Subcommittee. My name is David L. Winstead and I am the Commissioner of Public Buildings at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Thank you for inviting me here today to discuss GSA's fiscal year 2009 Capital Investment and Leasing Program. GSA's Public Buildings Service (PBS) i  more

COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRUSTEES VISIT HOSTOS
BRONX, Oct. 30 -- The City University of New York's Hostos Community College issued the following news release: On October 29, 2008, President Dolores Fernandez and members of her cabinet welcomed a delegation of community college trustees to Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College. These delegates are attending the 2008 Community College Leadership Congress, which is being held at the Marriot Marquis Hotel from October 29 through November 1. This event is sponsored by the Association of Co  more

COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE ON NOV. 6 LOOKS AT SUSTAINABILITY
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: A representative from Renovus Energy in Ithaca, N.Y., and the chair of the SUNY Cortland Physics Department will discuss the impact that a renewable energy system would have on Central New York, on Thursday, Nov. 6, at SUNY Cortland. Titled "Sustainable Energy," the community roundtable takes place between 8-9 a.m. in the College's Park Center Hall of Fame Room. Sponsored by the President's Office and the College's  more

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION, FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER OF ROCKLAND OPENS ITS DOORS AT COLLEGE SPRING VALLEY EXTENSION CENTER
SUFFERN, N.Y., Nov. 4 -- The State University of New York at Rockland issued the following news release: The Comprehensive Education and Family Resource Center of Rockland, a collaborative project between SUNY Rockland Community College and The CEJJES Institute, has opened its doors at the SUNY Rockland Community College Spring Valley Extension Center, suite 205B, 185 North Main Street. A second center is due to open in December at the Haverstraw Extension Center, 37 West Broad Street. The Co  more

CONSTRUCTION ON UPSTATE BONE AND JOINT CENTER, CAMPUS EAST IS UNDER WAY
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 4 -- The State University of New York's Upstate Medical Center issued the following news release: Four patients, among them Sara Holmes, the Waverly teen-ager who captured media interest four years ago when SUNY Upstate Medical University surgeons reattached her arm after it was severed in a farming accident, helped break ground on a new high-tech medical and educational center on Fly Road in Dewitt. The $19.2 million facility will be home to the 92,000 square foot Ups  more

CONTEMPORARY DANCE, HIP-HOP TROUPE TO PERFORM AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct. 29 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: A modern dance concert will explore cultural influences indigenous to Louisiana and their effect on the hip-hop culture Nov. 12 at Purdue's Stewart Center. The "When the Delta Speaks" contemporary dance concert will be performed at 7 p.m. in the Loeb Playhouse. The concert, choreographed by Millicent Johnnie, focuses on Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. The performance utilizes the hip-hop aesthetic as a  more

County Executives to State Leaders: Cut Spending, Don't Shift Costs to Property Taxpayers
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 6 -- The New York State Association of Counties issued the following news release: County Leaders Call for State Spending Cuts, Not Cost Shifts to Property Taxes Officials put forth $1 billion in cuts that would not increase taxes for homeowners and businesses With Election Day over and a record State budget deficit looming, a statewide bipartisan group of county chief executives, responsible for the day to day management of state services delivered locally, today   more

CRACKING THE CODE COMPETITION
ATHENS, Ohio, Oct. 31 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Making the leap from 80th to 57th place is a feat when one is competing against more than 11,000 other computer programmers. Ohio University computer science graduate student Hiep Dinh did just that with his third run in Google.com's annual Code Jam. As an undergraduate computer science major in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Dinh has placed 80th twice in the contest, which asks professional and stud  more

CREATIVE WRITER'S SPEAKER SERIES: POET MALENA MÖRLING
ERIE, Pa., April 7 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Poet Malena Mörling will read from her works at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, as part of the college's Creative Writer's Speaker Series. Mörling's reading will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, in the college's Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel. A reception for her will precede the reading at 4:30 in the chapel's first-floor living room; both events are free and open to  more

Credit Union Association of New York Endorses Chris Lee for Congress
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 21 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, the Credit Union Association of New York (CUANY) announced their endorsement of 26th Congressional District candidate businessman Chris Lee. "We are pleased to back Chris Lee for Congress," said William J. Mellin, president and CEO of the Association. "Chris has demonstrated support for credit unions and understands the  more

CRIMINALS WHO IMPERSONATE FEDERAL AGENTS WILL FACE STIFFER PENALTIES UNDER NEW STATE LAW
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 6 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that legislation he sponsored expanding the crime of impersonating a police officer to include federal law enforcement officers has been signed into law by Governor Paterson. The new state law closes a loophole that had allowed dangerous criminals who had committed felony crimes while pretending to be federal ag  more

CRONKITE SENIOR NAMED TOP TEN SCHOLAR
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 29 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: For the second year in a row, a senior in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University has been named one of the top 10 journalism students in the country by the Scripps Howard Foundation. Deanna Dent of Tempe won a $10,000 scholarship for her academic and journalistic achievements. Ryan Kost, who graduated in May, won the Scripps Howard Top Ten Scholar award  more

CT, MA Support NJ In Lawsuit Against SCHIP Directive
WASHINGTON, April 11 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The Connecticut and Massachusetts attorneys general Wednesday filed an amicus brief supporting the state of New Jersey in its lawsuit accusing the Bush administration of circumventing the public rulemaking process. The lawsuit challenges the Department of Health and Human Services' August 2007 letter limiting State Children's Health Insurance Program coverage for children above 250% of the federal poverty level. "Whil  more

DANCE PREMIERES AN ORIGINAL, LIVE MUSIC HIGHLIGHTED IN DANSCORE
BROCKPORT, N.Y., Nov. 3 -- SUNY Brockport issued the following news release: The College at Brockport's Department of Dance presents DANSCORE on November 19 - 22, 2008, at 7:30 pm. Performances will be held in the Hartwell Dance Theater, Kenyon Street, on the Brockport campus. The performance on Saturday, November 22 is a special Scholarship Fund Benefit. The evening includes several world premieres by faculty and guest artists. All of the works fall into the very broad category of modern   more

DAUM MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AT STATE FAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HOST VISITING NEW YORK CITY ARTIST ON NOV. 6
SEDALIA, Mo., Oct. 31 -- State Fair Community College issued the following news release: New York City artist Elana Herzog will visit the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art at State Fair Community College Nov. 6 in preparation for a solo exhibition in fall 2009. Herzog will share background information about her artwork and insight into the life of a New York City artist in an illustrated talk at 7 p.m. in Room 37 of the Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts. The public is welcome. Herzog's  more

DEDICATION OF SCULPTURE BY RENOWNED ARTIST SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 23
STORRS, Conn., Oct. 15 -- The University of Connecticut issued the following news release: The University of Connecticut Libraries will celebrate the installation of the sculpture "Endangered Species" by internationally known sculptor, printmaker, and painter Werner Pfeiffer on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 2 - 4 p.m. Pfeiffer's sculpture, titled "Endangered Species," uses books that have been sealed shut, then mutilated, and placed on shelving lined with pages from the dictionary, making a comp  more

DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY HOSTS 'ABSTRACT INVITATIONAL'
MEDIA, Pa., Oct. 27 -- Delaware County Community College issued the following news release: The Delaware County Community College Art Gallery will host an exhibition, "Abstract Invitational," curated by the eminent Philadelphia artist Bill Scott. Scott has invited 33 artists, ranging from emerging, mid-career and long established artists living in the Philadelphia area. Scott himself creates color-based abstract paintings and prints. In 2004 Scott was the recipient of an Independence Found  more

Delta, Northwest Airlines Merge
NEW YORK, Oct. 30 -- The Meetings Industry Megasite issued the following news release: Having received approval from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Atlanta-based Delta Airlines announced yesterday that it has merged with Eagan, Minn.-based Northwest Airlines. Long expected, the merger between the nation's third and fifth largest airlines will create a "premier global airline" under the Delta moniker, according to Delta, which said it w  more

DIDDY ENFORCES 'PRESIDENTIAL ATTIRE' DRESS CODE AT 39TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
New York, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): American rapper Diddy evinced his excitement about Barack Obama's historic White House victory by enforcing a "presidential attire" dress code for guests at his 39th birthday's party. The rapper celebrated his birthday at NYC hot spot Mansion on Wednesday, along with celeb pals including Mary J. Blige and Ben Stiller, Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, Common and Keyshia Cole. Over 60 guests were turned away for not complying with the dress code. The birthday boy wore black tie, and a  more

DISTINGUISHED PIANIST COMES TO UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Oct. 29 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news release: Distinguished pianist Jeffrey Siegel will be the next performer of The University of Alabama School of Music's Celebrity Series at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in the concert hall of the Moody Music Building on the UA campus. Siegel has been soloist with some of the world's great orchestras. Abroad, these include the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Moscow State Symphony, Bayerischer Rundfunk, The Hague Residen  more

DIVISION OF TRADING AND MARKETS' DIRECTOR SIRRI TESTIFIES ON CREDIT DEFAULT SWAP BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the text of the following testimony before a congressional committee: Testimony Concerning Credit Default Swaps by Erik Sirri Director, Division of Trading and Markets U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Before the House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Peterson, Ranking Member Goodlatte, and Members of the House Committee on Agriculture: I am pleased to have the opportunity today to testify regarding the   more

DO-IT-YOURSELF NEW YORK CITY TOURS
ABERDEEN, Md., Oct. 30 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground released the following issue of APG News: FMWR has scheduled several day trips to New York City - eight hours for sightseeing, shopping, seeing a Broadway matinee, venturing into China Town and more, Nov. 15. Cost is $40 per person. The bus will depart 7:55 a.m. and will return 10 p.m. Open to all DoD card holders. For more information or to register, call or visit FMWR Leisure Travel Services, Aberdeen Area Recreation Center, building 3  more

DOLDO NAMED JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE ATHLETE OF WEEK
WATERTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 28 -- The State University of New York's Jefferson Community College issued the following news release: Freshman defender, Elysa I. Doldo, of the Jefferson Community College (JCC) women's soccer team was named JCC athlete of the week for the week ending October 27, 2008. JCC's athlete of the week program is sponsored by Victory Promotions. Elysa, a 2007 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central, is majoring in humanities and social sciences at Jefferson. Doldo's accomplishmen  more

DOMESTIC FUEL PRICING : POLICY AND POLITICS
Guwahati Nov. 09 -- Are the domestic prices of petrol, which are at present Rs. 50.62 in Delhi, Rs. 55.04 in Mumbai, Rs. 52.2 in Kolkata, Rs. 55.07 in Chennai, and Rs. 51.95 in Assam, the real prices? Crude oil price spiraled to an all time high figure of $ 147 per barrel on the July, 11 this year due to many factors. London's Brent North Sea oil jumped to as high as $ 147.50 per barrel to beat the previous record of $ 146.69 set on July 3. New York crude also topped for the first time to reach  more

Down Economy Affects Incentive Travel, Study Says
NEW YORK, Oct. 30 -- The Meetings Industry Megasite issued the following news release: The nation's economic downturn has had a greater negative impact on travel incentive programs than it has on merchandise non-cash programs, says a new study by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF). The study, "Effects of a Down Economy on the Incentive Industry," was announced last month and is based on a four-week survey of incentive travel providers, corporate incentive travel buyers and suppliers.   more

DR. FENTON TO LEAD DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS DENTAL BRANCH
HOUSTON, Oct. 31 -- The University of Texas System Health Science Center at Houston issued the following news release: Sanford J. "Sandy" Fenton, D.D.S., has a vision for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston that includes initiating an infant oral health program and expanding community outreach. As the new chair of the department, Fenton wants to build on its strong foundation with ample resources and collaborative opportunities at The U  more

DR. SCHUSTER NAMED CAMPUS DEAN OF MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA/UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA MEDICAL PARTNERSHIP CAMPUS IN ATHENS
ATLANTA, Oct. 15 -- The University System of Georgia Board of Regents issued the following news release: Dr. Barbara L. Schuster, an internist and seasoned medical educator who chaired the Department of Internal Medicine at Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine in Ohio for a dozen years, has been named campus dean of the Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Campus in Athens. "We are happy to have Dr. Schuster, a proven and passionate educat  more

DRAFT REMEDIAL DESIGN WORK PLAN, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN FOR ONONDAGA LAKE BOTTOM SUB-SITE COMPLETE
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 5 -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the following news release: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Kenneth Lynch today invited the public to a meeting to discuss draft plans for remediation work and citizen participation regarding the cleanup of the bottom of Onondaga Lake. The public meeting is set for: 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20 Martha Eddy Room in the Art and Home Center NYS Fairgrounds   more

DRESS UP YOUR DRINKS WITH KOOZIES CREATED BY SUNY POTSDAM ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLASS
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam students enrolled in the entrepreneurship course are selling seasonal, personalized and Potsdam designed koozies to keep beverages hot or cold in the College's Barrington Student Union through Monday, Dec. 1. Mindy Tyler, a junior from Tupper Lake, came up with the idea to sell the koozies with the help of seniors Charles Murray of Syracuse, Jason Salter of Brooklyn, Zachar  more

During Hispanic Heritage Month, Civil Rights Coalition Calls For High School Education Reform
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) issued the following news release: A quality education is the right of every American. As we celebrate this month the many contributions of Latinos to the diverse culture of New York, we must also increase the capacity of our neighborhood schools to help nurture the Hispanic leaders of tomorrow. More than 80 percent of New York's Hispanic eighth graders read below grade level, and only 33 percent of Hispanic students gr  more

ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS SEMINAR AT SUNY ONEONTA TO FOCUS ON ROLE OF TOP MANAGEMENT TEAMS IN CORPORATE STRATEGIES
ONEONTA, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Oneonta issued the following news release: Assistant Professor of Management Mine Ozer of the SUNY College at Oneonta will offer the fourth presentation of the Fall 2008 Economics and Business Division Faculty Seminar Series at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, in room 203 of Schumacher Hall on campus. The title of Dr. Ozer's presentation is "The Role of Top Management Team on Strategic Choice of Corporate Political Strategy and In  more

EDUCATION INITIATIVE RECEIVES RECOGNITION FOR CASE STUDY
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 27 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Arizona State University has been selected to participate in a case study by the Teachers for a New Era Learning Network, which will examine the university's ambitious initiatives to improve teacher education as a university-wide endeavor. On Oct. 20-21, the Learning Network team visited ASU's College of Teacher Education and Leadership on the West Campus and the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education in Te  more

EIGHT HONORED AT 15TH ANNUAL ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS DINNER
BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York's Erie Community College issued the following news release: Eight outstanding individuals were honored by the Erie Community College Foundation at the 15th annual ECC Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. These awards are presented to ECC alumni who have achieved career success and have made significant contributions to their communities. This yea  more

ELECTION DAY PROGRAM
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct 31 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Albany Field Office issued the following press release: Acting United States Attorney Andrew T. Baxter announced today that Steven D. Clymer, an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of New York, will lead the efforts of his Office in the connection with the Justice Department's nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 4, 2008 general elections. AUSA Clymer has been ap  more

EPA GRANTS TO HELP PREVENT POLLUTION IN NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK
NEW YORK, Nov. 4 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 office issued the following news release: New York, From promoting the use of less toxic dry cleaning methods, to encouraging environmentally-protective practices at marinas, to education about the proper disposal of prescription drugs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making its grant money count across New Jersey and New York. The Agency has awarded more than $400,000 in grants geared toward funding projects t  more

ERIE NATIVE DINTY W. MOORE TO OPEN CREATIVE WRITER'S SPEAKER SERIES
ERIE, Pa., Sept. 2 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Erie native and essayist Dinty W. Moore will open the 2008-09 Creative Writer's Speaker Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, with a reading on Thursday, September 25. A reception for Moore will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the first-floor living room of the college's Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel. The reading will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel worship space. Both event  more

ESSEX COUNTY DIRECTOR RECIPIENT OF DAVID AXELROD AWARD
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The New York Emergency Management Office issued the following news release: Raymond C. Thatcher, Director of the Essex County Office of Emergency Services, was presented the David Axelrod Award at the annual conference of the New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission (DPC) in Syracuse. John R. Gibb, Chairman of the DPC and Director of the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO), presented the award to Thatcher at the conference's banquet on Septembe  more

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION SUPPORTS PAN AM SOUTHERN RAIL JOINT VENTURE
BOSTON, Oct. 22 -- The Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation issued the following news release: Agreement to Improve, Expand Freight Operations across the Commonwealth The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) has reached agreement with two freight railroads concerning their intention, currently under regulatory review at the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, to form a joint venture called Pan Am Southern, which will conduct freight rail operations and invest in rail infrast  more

Expanding the Green Economy
ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 6 -- The Cornell University College of Industrial and Labor Relations issued the following news release: A crystallizing moment came at the end of a 13-hour long business day for the team which launched the "Green Jobs" report, written by the ILR School's Global Labor Institute. An MBA student at the Columbia Business School, asked during a panel discussion in New York City, "What can we do as individuals to move this trend forward?" Buy and use with a green economy i  more

EXPLORING NATURAL HEALTH ALTERNATIVES
HERKIMER, N.Y., Oct. 27 -- The State University of New York's Herkimer County Community College issued the following news release: Herkimer County Community College's Community Education office is accepting registrations for a non-credit class designed to focus on individual self-improvement. Toward Better Health--Exploring Natural Health Alternatives is gets back to basics with an understanding of the body and how to help it work more effectively. Natural health alternatives, self-care, w  more

Fact Check: New Ad By Coleman Ally A Blatant Lie
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 30 -- The campaign of Al Franken, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota, issued the following news release: After a Norm Coleman ally released a new attack ad that blatantly lies about Al Franken, Communications Director Andy Barr released the following statement: "Another day, another lie designed to help Norm Coleman fool Minnesotans about his record of selling out Minnesota families to the special interests. But we're highlighting this one so you   more

FAIRMONT STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA OFFERS NOV. 9 CONCERT
FAIRMONT, W.Va., Oct. 27 -- Fairmont State University issued the following news release: The Fairmont State University Community Orchestra will present a free concert featuring three of the orchestra's principal players at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Marion County Senior Center, 105 Maplewood Drive, Fairmont. Violinist Mikylah Myers McTeer and flutists Dorothy Skidmore and Ruth Brooks will be the soloists in Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, a work known for its bright   more

FALL ISSUE OF COLETRAIN NOW ONLINE
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Oct. 29 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The latest edition of the Library newsletter is now available at http://www.jsu.edu/library/pdfs/cole_train/vol7no1.pdf. Please see the newsletter for information on new Library resources, programs, faculty presentations/publications/activities, and more. This issue also features information about Robert Morgan (author of the New York Times bestseller Gap Creek), who will be speaking at the Frie  more

FALL OPEN HOUSE
HERKIMER, N.Y., Oct. 27 -- The State University of New York's Herkimer County Community College issued the following news release: More than 120 prospective students and their families attended HCCC's fall open house on Saturday, October 25. Congratulations to Shane Vanalstyne, of Franklin, NY, for winning the $500 Foundation Scholarship. He plans to attend HCCC in the fall.  more

FALLEN STARS HONORED AT HERKIMER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HERKIMER, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York's Herkimer County Community College issued the following news release: Herkimer County Community College has dedicated 30 activities at the College this fall in the memory of men and women from New York State killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The College participated in the "Remember Our Fallen Stars" tribute, a project introduced on Memorial Day at the Veteran's Memorial Park on the HCCC campus. Raymond Lenarcic, chairman of the Falle  more

FAMED IRISH FIDDLER IVERS CELEBRATES HOLIDAYS AT ROCKWELL HALL
BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- Buffalo State College issued the following news release: Famed Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul celebrate the holidays with "An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas" at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. This concert is part of the Performing Arts Center's 2008-2009 Great Performers Series, presented by M&T Bank. Tickets for Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul are $37-$32 each, with a discount for seniors and rush tickets for students. Ti  more

FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION NEEDS FLEXIBILITY TO AID HOME BUYERS
WASHINGTON, April 27 -- The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development issued the following column: The Federal Housing Administration was created in 1934 during the Depression to stimulate the housing market and give home buyers access to reasonably priced mortgages under fair terms. Over the past 74 years, FHA has helped more than 34 million families become homeowners. FHA has never interfered with the private market, while always serving its congressionally mandated purpose, which i  more

FEDERAL RESERVE ANNOUNCES CREATION OF MONEY MARKET INVESTOR FUNDING FACILITY
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- The Federal Reserve Bank issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the creation of the Money Market Investor Funding Facility (MMIFF), which will support a private-sector initiative designed to provide liquidity to U.S. money market investors. Under the MMIFF, authorized by the Board under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) will provide senior secured funding to a series of sp  more

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT TO TALK ABOUT STATE'S ECONOMY
NEW PALTZ, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The State University of New York at New Paltz issued the following news release: The State University of New York at New Paltz will welcome James Orr, assistant vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, for a talk at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, in Lecture Center 102. The event is free and open to the public. "The Outlook for the New York Economy" is the subject of his discussion. At the Federal Reserve of New York, Orr specializes in regional eco  more

FHFA ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS OF JOHN KOSKINEN, PHILIP LASKAWY AS CHAIRMEN OF BOARDS OF FREDDIE MAC AND FANNIE MAE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight issued the following news release: FHFA Director James B. Lockhart today announced the appointments of new non-executive chairmen of the Boards of Directors of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. John A. Koskinen has agreed to serve as the non-executive chairman of Freddie Mac. Philip A. Laskawy will serve as the non-executive chairman of Fannie Mae. FHFA directed new boards to be formed for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to   more

FIRST PENN STATE BEHREND SPEAKER SERIES EVENT IS SEPT. 16
ERIE, Pa., Aug. 26 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: The Speaker Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will open its new season with a debate on Election 2008 politics between CNN's "Inside Politics" contributor Donna Brazile and National Review Online columnist David Frum. "A Moderated Conversation About the Presidency and Politics in America" will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, in the McGarvey Commons of the  more

FIRST TIME VISITORS SUNY-CANTON UPSET UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT FORT KENT
FORT KENT, Maine, Jan. 26 -- University of Maine at Fort Kent issued the following news release: The SUNY-Canton Lady Kangaroos of New York visited the University of Maine at Fort Kent Lady Bengals Saturday afternoon; their first since joining the NAIA Sunrise Conference this past year. Both top seed SC teams faced off with the tables turning in favor of the Lady Kangaroos during the second half, 69-63. UMFK was able to hold the lead until the second half when top scorer for SUNY-Canton, Shan  more

FISKE COLLEGE GUIDE LISTS UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON AMONG NATION'S BEST
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., July 31 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: The Fiske Guide To Colleges has listed the University of Mary Washington among the top colleges and universities in its recently released 2009 edition. The University of Mary Washington is among 23 public colleges and universities, 49 public and private institutions overall, that have been designated as a "best buy," delivering the best education at the most reasonable costs. The selective guidebo  more

FIVE FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SELECTED FOR NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 16 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Five journalism students from the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) at Florida A&M University (FAMU) have been selected to participate in The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, May 18-31, in New Orleans. The five chosen will join 24 students selected from a total of 102 applicants for the program. The five FAMU stude  more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY STUDENT WRIGHT IV NAMED NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS STUDENT JOURNALIST OF YEAR, FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY ABJ CHAPTER FINALIST FOR NABJ STUDENT CHAPTER OF YEAR
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 20 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Sidney Wright IV, an award-winning senior broadcast journalism student at Florida A&M University, will be honored as the Student Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists on July 24 in Chicago as part of the NABJ Hall of Fame Banquet. FAMU's ABJ Chapter also is a finalist for the Student Chapter of the Year and will b  more

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY BOWER SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENTS MICHAEL BARON, DEBRA HESS IN FACULTY/ARTIST RECITAL NOV. 4
FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 29 -- Florida Gulf Coast University, a component of the Florida state university system, issued the following news release: The Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music presents a faculty/artist recital featuring Michael Baron, piano and Debra Hess, organ, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, 9751 Bonita Beach Road SE. The recital will feature works by Bach, Mozart, Liszt and Vaughan Williams among others. Baron, an  more

FOLK MUSICIAN TOM CHAPIN AND FRIENDS PERFORM AT WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY ON NOVEMBER 16, 17
WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 31 -- William Paterson University of New Jersey issued the following news release: Tom Chapin, the contemporary folk and pop artist who entertains audiences of all ages, will perform on November 16 and 17 at Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J. Chapin will perform a concert for the general public at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 16. Admission is $16 for adults and $14 for children ages 12 and younger. On Monday, November 17, there   more

FOMC STATEMENT AND APPROVAL OF DISCOUNT RATE ACTION BY FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS OF BOSTON, NEW YORK, CLEVELAND, AND SAN FRANCISCO
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The Federal Reserve Bank issued the following news release: The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower its target for the federal funds rate 50 basis points to 1 percent. The pace of economic activity appears to have slowed markedly, owing importantly to a decline in consumer expenditures. Business equipment spending and industrial production have weakened in recent months, and slowing economic activity in many foreign economies is damping the prospects  more

FOOTBALL HEADS TO CORVALLIS FOR MEETING WITH OREGON STATE
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 29 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: FOOTBALL CENTRAL NOTES: Game 8 - at Oregon State (pdf) 2008 GAME DAY CENTRAL 2008 ASU Football Rosters 2008 ASU Football Schedule/Results 2008 ASU Football Statistics 2008 Pac-10 Conference Statistics (pdf) NCAA Football Statistics 2008 ASU Football Media Guide College Football National Rankings GAME INFORMATION Date: Saturday, November 1, 2008 Kickoff: 7:15 p.m. PT Site: Reser Stadium (45  more

FORMER ART HISTORIAN ZIMERI COX PASSES AWAY
MACOMB, Ill., March 10 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Zimeri A. Cox, 87, a former fine arts faculty member at Western Illinois University, passed away Feb. 27 at the Golden Living Center in Kenosha, WI. He came to Western Illinois in 1969 as an assistant professor of fine arts, teaching prehistoric through medieval art until August 1976. During his time at WIU, Cox developed course offerings to make art history a viable part of the art curriculum. He also  more

FORMER COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY STUDENT ON BROADWAY
CONWAY, S.C., July 22 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Bailey Hanks, a 20-year-old former Coastal Carolina University student, made her Broadway debut July 23 starring in "Legally Blonde: The Musical" at New York's Palace Theater. The show will run for six months. Hanks, a native of Anderson, won the MTV reality series "Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods," beating out 15 finalists for the lead role. She attended the University the fall s  more

FORMER JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR PLAYS ROLE IN RESURRECTING OLD MUSIC
PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 31 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Voices and music from the distant past might make a great Christmas gift for the armchair historian, and thanks in part to the work of a former Jacksonville State University music professor, John Maltese, and his son, John A. Maltese, you should be able to buy them on CD sometime next month. According to the elder Maltese, now of Birmingham, he and his son were researching sources for a biography o  more

FORMER LINCOLN COLLEGE PRESIDENT STOLTZ HONORED WITH PORTRAIT
LINCOLN, Ill., Sept. 17 -- Lincoln College issued the following news release: Lincoln College will unveil a portrait of the college's former President J. Richard Stoltz at McKinstry Library on Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m. Current Lincoln College President John Hutchinson, who will lead the unveiling program, said he is happy to welcome back a friend of Lincoln College. "It is a pleasure to welcome J. Richard Stoltz back to campus for this very special event. As president of Lincoln Colle  more

FORMER SENIOR EXECUTIVE AT CARDINAL HEALTH JOINS UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY
NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 30 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) has announced that Daniel J. Walsh has joined the university as senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer. Mr. Walsh was most recently the executive vice president, chief ethics and compliance officer and chief audit executive for Cardinal Health, of Columbus, Ohio, a Fortune 20 company and a leading   more

FORMER SUN DEVILS SELECTED DURING WPS DRAFT
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 6 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Former Arizona State soccer players Elizabeth Bogus (2002-05), Manya Makoski (2002-05) and Amy LePeilbet (2000-03) and former Sun Devil assistant coach Nancy Augustyniak Goffi were among the 28 players selected in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) General Draft on Monday. The draft consisted of four rounds of selections of international and domestic players for all seven - Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, L  more

FORMER UBS EXECUTIVE SENTENCED TO 78 MONTHS IN PRISON IN CONNECTION WITH INSIDER TRADING SCHEME
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Oklahoma City Field Office issued the following press release: MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MITCHEL GUTTENBERG, a former executive director in the equity research department of UBS Securities LLC ("UBS"), was sentenced today to 78 months' imprisonment in connection with his participation in a massive insider trading scheme that netted  more

FORMER WEBSTER, NEW YORK RESIDENT SENTENCED TO 65 YEARS FOR CHILD EXPLOITATION CRIMES
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Buffalo Field Office issued the following news release: Joseph Tyson, 58, formerly of Webster, N.Y., was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa to 65 years in prison after being found guilty on Dec. 3, 2007 of six counts involving the production and possession of child pornography, traveling in interstate commerce with the intent to have sex with a minor, taking a minor over   more

Forte Fellows Attend Conference in NYC
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 3 -- The Wake Forest University Graduate School of Management issued the following news release: Six students from Wake Forest University's Babcock Graduate School of Management traveled to the 2008 Forte Foundation MBA Women's Conference in New York City over the summer as Forte Fellows. Stacy Poindexter Owen, Babcock's director of admissions for the full-time MBA and Master of Arts in Management programs, joined Katharina Haynes, Sara Kyle and Traci Lee, members  more

FORUM FOR 350 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL FOCUS ON HIV/AIDS AND THE POWER OF CHOICE
NEWARK, N.J., April 8 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: AIDS activist Hydeia Broadbent, 24, was born HIV positive and she's not ashamed to talk about it. On Friday, April 11th, during UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School's Teen Forum, she will address about 350 high school students by candidly talking about living with the disease she contracted at birth from her drug-addicted mother. The 4th Annual Teen Forum, which is being hosted by t  more

FORUMS SET FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING FINALISTS
ATHENS, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Three finalists for the position of executive director of University Communications and Marketing will participate in open forums on the Athens campus next week. The candidates, with links to their vitae (in PDF format) and forum times and locations, are: * Daniel Smith, director of corporate communications for PAETEC Holding Corp. in Dallas, 1:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, Baker University Center 231 * Renea Morri  more

FOUR NAMED BAHR SCHOLARS FOR 2008 - 2009
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York's Empire State College issued the following news release: Four Empire State College, State University of New York, learners have been named Morton Bahr Scholars, a prestigious award named for one of the world's most influential union leaders, known for his groundbreaking leadership in worker education initiatives and expertise on technology and information-based industries. Bahr graduated from The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center  more

FREE OCT. 15 READING BY PULITZER-NOMINATED POET REISS
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Oct. 2 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet James Reiss will present a free and open poetry reading at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the auditorium of the University Honors College on the MTSU campus. A professor emeritus of English at Miami University following a 38-year career teaching poetry, Reiss lists former U.S. Poet Laureate and Consultant to the Library of Congress Rita Dove--who also served a  more

FREE OCT. 20 READING BY PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING POET DUNN
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Oct. 1 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Stephen Dunn, a Pulitzer Prize recipient and the author of 16 books, will present a poetry reading at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in Cantrell Hall, which is located in the Tom H. Jackson Building at MTSU. Sponsored by the Department of English at MTSU, with funding from the Virginia Peck Trust Fund, Dunn's upcoming reading is free and open to the public. Among Dunn's published works is "Di  more

FREEHOLDER D'AMICO ATTENDS NATIONAL CLIMATE MEETING
FREEHOLD, N.J., Sept. 25 -- Monmouth County issued the following press release: Freeholder John D'Amico participated in a historic climate action meeting last week that brought together 50 of the nation's top local government leaders to develop a "Blueprint for Local Climate Action" that will be forwarded to the next President of the United States. The Local Government Climate Leaders Retreat was sponsored by Climate Communities, a coalition of local governments that is advocating for fede  more

FSP Elects 2008-2009 Executive Committee
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Oct. 31 -- The Society of Financial Service Professionals issued the following news release: The Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) has elected its Executive Committee for 2008-2009 as well as five new members of its Board of Directors. Serving on the executive committee of FSP's board are: President: Roderick P. Hansen, CFP(R) , CLU, ChFC, regional vice president with Pacific Life in Boca Raton, FL President-elect: R. Clifford Berg, Jr., CLU, ChFC, A  more

FUNDRAISING CONCERT FOR MAC MCCLUNG ULM CHORAL AWARD SCHEDULED AT ULM OCT. 25
MONROE, La., Oct. 24 -- The University of Louisiana at Monroe issued the following news release: Appreciation for a grand music performance will go hand-in-hand with philanthropy, as acclaimed tenor Joey Evans delights audiences at a fundraising concert for the Mac McClung ULM Choral Award Saturday, Oct. 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall. Tickets are $10, with proceeds benefiting the Foundation fund. Evans will be accompanied by ULM alumnus Russell Young ('8  more

Gallery Features Works Of Kurt Brian Webb In November
MALTA, Ill., Oct. 31 -- Kishwaukee College issued the following news release: The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery will feature the works of Kurt Brian Webb in an exhibition titled War: Dance of Death in Black, White, and Blood Red All Over, from November 3 - 28. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery hours for Fall 2008 are Tuesdays, noon - 7:00p.m.; Wednesdays, 2 - 9:00p.m.; and Thursday, 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is free and open to the public. Kurt Brian Webb ho  more

Gangarama prelates legacy expands in America
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- A ten-year-old boy from Matara was taken to Colombo by Ven. Galaboda Devananda Nayaka Thera and handed over to Ven. Vacissara Nayaka Thera of Gangaramaya. The well-known monk, Ven. Morontuduwe Sri Dhammananda read the young boy's horoscope and determined that he was suitable for ordination as a samanera. The wise Venerable monk said he was "a saviour who should be ordained for the welfare of everybody." Eight days after his arrival in Colombo, on November 8, 1954, the boy w  more

GEE'S BEND QUILT EXHIBITION OPENS AT LOVELAND MUSEUM/GALLERY
LOVELAND, Colo., Oct. 20 -- The city of Loveland issued the following news release: Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee's Bend Quilts and Beyond opens at the Loveland Museum/Gallery at 6:00 p.m., Friday, November 14, 2008. The show runs through February 8, 2009. The Opening Reception on November 14 will take place between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. This exhibition celebrates the resonance of the strikingly innovative, abstract quilts by a group of African American women from Gee's Bend, Alabama. Twelve dramat  more

GENESEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER NURSING CAREER JOB FAIR
GENESEE, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York's Genesee Community College issued the following news release: Genesee Community College continues to demonstrate a commitment to student success and community connections on Thursday, November 13, 2008 when more than 25 of the area's top health care employers and four-year universities will attend the first annual Fall Nursing Job Fair to explore educational and career opportunities. Health care institutions represented include Ro  more

GENOVESE ORGANIZED CRIME FAMILY CAPTAIN MICHAEL INDICTED ON RACKETEERING CHARGES
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Oklahoma City Field Office issued the following press release: FBI Apprehended Defendant In March 2007 After Eleven Years On The Run An indictment was unsealed this morning in Brooklyn federal court charging MICHAEL COPPOLA, a captain in the Genovese organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra, with racketeering and racketeering conspiracy. The predicate acts include the 1977 murder of Giovanni Larducci,  more

GEORGE LOONEY, TOM NOYES TO SHARE RECENT WORKS AT APRIL 17 READING
ERIE, Pa., April 3 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Two members of the creative writing faculty at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will read from their newest works on Thursday, April 17, in the Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel. The readings by George Looney, associate professor of creative writing and English, and Tom Noyes, assistant professor of creative writing, will begin at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public  more

Georgia Inventors Develop Network Infrastructure Managing Method
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Jagannath Harati, Vitaly Smirnoff and Harold Jeffrey Stewart, all from Alpharetta, Ga., Bala Surya Siva Sri Gaddamanugu of Cumming, Ga., and Jacquenetta M. Mason of Duluth, Ga., have developed a method for managing network infrastructure. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A method and tool for managing network infrastructure is presented. The tool provides information related to infrastructure of international networks, inclu  more

GIANTS' LEFT GUARD SEUBERT BECOMES NINTH LEATHERNECK TO EARN SUPER BOWL RING
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 5 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: New York Giants left guard Rich Seubert became the ninth former Western Illinois University player to earn a Super Bowl ring after the Giants overcame the New England Patriots in what is being called one of the best upsets in football history. Seubert, who played at Western Illinois from 1997-2000, started for the Giants despite spraining a knee two weeks earlier. He was joined on the field by another fo  more

Gilfoyle Explores Nyc's 19th Century Underworld
NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 19 -- Salve Regina University issued issued the following order: Timothy J. Gilfoyle, acclaimed historian and Nevins Prize-winning writer, will offer a public lecture titled "Pickpockets and Prostitutes: The Underworld of the 19-Century City" at Salve Regina University on Monday, Oct. 6. Free and open to the public, the lecture will be presented at 7 p.m. in the State Dining Room of Ochre Court, the university's main administration at 100 Ochre Point Ave. Gilfoyle,   more

GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENTS THE LARAMIE PROJECT IN NOVEMBER
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 31 -- Maricopa Community Colleges issued the following news release: In observance of the tenth anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming, a fascinating and poignant play, The Laramie Project, will be performed at Glendale Community College six times in November. On November 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 the play is at 7:30 p.m. in the GCC Performing Arts Center, located at 59th and Vogel Avenues in Glendale. The November 16 performance is at 2 p.m. in the same locati  more

GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENTS THE LARAMIE PROJECT IN NOVEMBER
GLENDALE, Ariz., Oct. 30 -- Maricopa Community Colleges' Glendale Community College issued the following news release: In observance of the tenth anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming, a fascinating and poignant play, The Laramie Project, will be performed at Glendale Community College six times in November. On November 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 the play is at 7:30 p.m. in the GCC Performing Arts Center, located at 59th and Vogel Avenues in Glendale. The November 16 performance   more

GLOBAL CLASSROOM PROJECTS BRINGS TOGETHER CHILDREN WHO ARE WORLDS APART
SPARTANBURG, S.C., Oct. 29 -- The University of South Carolina Upstate Campus issued the following news release: Curry Sherard, a fourth grade student at Spartanburg Day School, is hard at work creating a digital story of her life that she will share with other elementary school students in her hometown, on the other side of the country, and in the faraway world of South Africa. Digital storytelling is a method to combine traditional storytelling with electronic media. CurrySherard"Global   more

GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS NEW ANIME MASTERPIECES FILM 'GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES' AT FREER'S MEYER AUDITORIUM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following press release: Anime Masterpieces, a new series highlighting the best in Japanese animated feature films, presents "Grave of the Fireflies," Saturday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m., in the Freer Gallery of Art's Meyer Auditorium. The film is followed by a panel discussion with leading authorities on the subject of Japanese animation, or anime. Produced by New York-based company Gorgeous Entertainment, the series is aimed at enhancing  more

GOV. CORZINE'S ADDRESS TO JOINT SESSION OF LEGISLATURE ON ECONOMIC STIMULUS PLAN
TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 16 -- Gov. Jon S. Corzine, D-N.J., issued the text of the following speech: Good afternoon. Thank you all for joining me here today. - Governor Byrne - Governor Florio - Senate President Codey - Speaker Roberts - Majority Leaders Sweeney and Watson-Coleman - Minority Leaders Kean and DeCroce - And a special welcome to Chief Justice Poritz - Rabbi Small and Reverend Salguero We meet today to face squarely one of the greatest challenges any of us   more

GOV. PATERSON HOSTED TOWN HALL IN WHITE PLAINS
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 5 -- The New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities issued the following news release: Governor David A. Paterson hosted a town hall forum today in White Plains to discuss New York's budget crisis with the public. He will also host a second town hall meeting in Syracuse on November 11. The two forums are in preparation for the November 18 special session of the Legislature, when the State must close a $1.5 billion current-year budget shor  more

GOV. PATERSON PROCLAIMS OCT. 26- NOV. 1 AS IDENTITY THEFT AWARENESS WEEK
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 26 -- Gov. David Paterson, D-N.Y., has issued the following proclamation: Whereas, New York State is committed to reducing crime at all levels in our State -including fraud and fraud-related activities - and of increasing concern is the crime of identity theft, which entails deliberate deception perpetrated against or by an individual or company for the purpose of unwarranted gain, usually carried out during the process of buying, using, selling a product or service, or oth  more

GOV. PATERSON TESTIFIES ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The House Ways & Means Committee issued the following testimony: STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE DAVID A. PATERSON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK TESTIMONY BEFORE THE FULL COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS Chairman Rangel, Ranking Member McCrery, and distinguished members of the committee, I appreciate the opportunity to testify before you today. For the second time this decade, New York finds itself at the epicenter of a national emergency. Unp  more

GOV. PAWLENTY ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT VACANCY
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 18 -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., issued the following press release: Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced that he has accepted the recommendations of the Commission on Judicial Selection for a Tenth Judicial District trial court bench vacancy in Wright County. The vacancy is as a result of the resignation of the Honorable Michelle A. Larkin on July 14, 2008 to be sworn in as a Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The Minnesota Supreme Court certified the continuati  more

GOV. PAWLENTY APPOINTS FOUR TO CHICANO-LATINO AFFAIRS COUNCIL
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 24 -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., issued the following press release: Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the appointment of Mario Santos Vargas, and the reappointment of Maricruz Hill, Nicholas Juarez, and Edgardo Rodriguez to the Chicano-Latino Affairs Council. All are appointed to a four-year term that expires January 2, 2012. Hill, of Chaska, is a regional project support manager at U.S. Bank in Minneapolis, where she is responsible for leadership and management  more

GOV. PAWLENTY APPOINTS MEMBERS TO GOVERNOR'S CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATIVE
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 12 -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., issued the following press release: Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced his appointments to the Governor's Clean Energy Technology Collaborative. The Governor created this 15-member collaborative by executive order (Executive Order 08-04) to identify the most promising research and development relating to clean energy technology that may be beneficial to Minnesota and identify the primary issues related to effective current or future   more

GOV. RILEY SEEKS INCREASED FUNDING TO EXPAND ALABAMA'S EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 3 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: They set off in tandem, lock-stepping like segments of a drunken centipede, with one following so closely behind the other, a hiccup could cause a pileup. "Wait," calls a student-teacher, trotting forth to bring the children back to the starting point. "One at a time." They fidget, adjust the bean bags atop their heads. "OK. Go." The centipede lurches forth. "Wait. You need to le  more

GOV. SANFORD TESTIFIES ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The House Ways & Means Committee issued the following testimony: STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE MARK SANFORD, GOVERNOR, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS Chairman Rangel, Congressman McCrery and Members of the Committee, I thank you for this chance to testify before your Committee. I'm here to beg of you not to approve or advance the contemplated $150 billion stimulus package for the effects that it would ultimately have  more

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES REAPPOINTMENTS TO UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON BOARD
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Aug. 27 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: The Virginia Governor's Office has announced that Randall R. Eley, Martha Kearns Leighty and Patricia B. Revere have been reappointed to the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors for a second four-year term. Eley is president and chief investment officer of The Edgar Lomax Company and a member of the New York Stock Exchange's Individual Investors Advisory Committee. He founded The Edgar   more

GOVERNOR APPOINTS JUDGE AMANDA POTTERFIELD TO IOWA COURT OF APPEALS
DES MOINES, Iowa, July 3 -- The Iowa Supreme Court issued the following slip opinion: Governor Culver appointed District Judge Amanda Pierce Potterfield, Tiffin, to the Iowa Court of Appeals. Judge Potterfield, 60, will fill the vacancy that resulted from the appointment of Court of Appeals Judge David Baker to the Iowa Supreme Court. Judge Potterfield has served on the district court in the Sixth Judicial District since January, 2001. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she was in p  more

GUHA, INDIAN ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHOR, HISTORIAN, TO PRESENT INDIANA UNIVERSITY'S BHATTACHARYA LECTURE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 15 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: Ramachandra Guha, an environmental author, historian and biographer based in Bangalore, India, will present the Hrishikesh and Sailabala Bhattacharya Memorial Lecture at Indiana University at 5 p.m. on Oct. 24. Guha's lecture, "The Beauty of Compromise: Political Reconciliation in South Asia," is being presented by IU's India Studies Program in the President's Room of the University Club, located in the Ind  more

HACKER CHARGED WITH PROVIDING DATA THEFT TOOL IN NATIONAL IDENTITY THEFT CASE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section issued the following press release: A New York man was charged today in U.S. District Court with providing a "sniffer" program used to monitor and capture data including customers' credit and debit card information as it traveled across corporate computer networks. United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan and Steven Ricciardi, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service  more

HANG TOUGH, 'ICE BOUND' PHYSICIAN TELLS UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO MEDICAL STUDENTS
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: She had them from "There's not one person in this room who doesn't belong here." Dr. Jerri Nielsen, author of best-seller Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole, had no problem keeping a full house of medical students rapt when she spoke Oct. 17 on Health Science Campus. As a physician who gained international fame in 1999 when she developed breast cancer while serving as the so  more

HEALTH COMMISSIONER HEATHER HOWARD BECOMES NEWEST MEMBER OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY
NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 19 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Heather Howard, New Jersey's Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, today became the newest member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. An attorney, Howard has 15 years of policy experience at the state and federal levels in the areas of children and family issues, women's health, hospital and physician regulation, health progra  more

HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION HONORS FIVE FROM UMDNJ WITH HUMANISM IN HEALTHCARE AWARDS
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 8 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: An alumna, a nursing administrator, a nursing professor, and nursing students from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey were among those who received 2008 Humanism in Healthcare Awards from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey at a ceremony held recently at the Dolce Hamilton Park in Florham Park. Two staff members from UMDNJ-affiliated Broadway House for   more

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL RIVERS SHARES RESEARCH, INSIGHTS ON HEALTH CARE
BEAUMONT, Texas, Oct. 28 -- Lamar University issued the following news release: Dianna Lipp Rivers is a veteran healthcare professional whose distinguished career as a registered nurse, nursing administrator and nurse educator has taken her across the country and around the world. Rivers, an associate professor in the JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing at Lamar University, shared her expertise and insights with campus and community Oct. 27 as Lamar's 2008 Distinguished Faculty Lectur  more

HERKIMER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE BASKETBALL OPENS AT HOME, NOV. 2
HERKIMER, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The State University of New York's Herkimer County Community College issued the following news release: Herkimer County Community College's men's basketball team will play its home opener against Cayuga Community College on Sunday, November 2 at 5 p.m. The Generals are ranked sixth in the country in the Division III national pre-season poll. The HCCC women's basketball team also opens their season at home at 3 p.m. on Sunday versus Cayuga Community College.  more

HERKIMER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH NAMED NATIONAL REP
HERKIMER, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The State University of New York's Herkimer County Community College issued the following news release: Herkimer County Community College's head men's basketball coach Matt Lee, of Utica, has been named Division III National Representative to the NJCAA Basketball Coaches Association's Executive Counsel. Head coach at Herkimer since 2003, Lee has three times led his teams to the Region III finals and has a 97-60 record with the Generals.  more

HERVEY FOLSOM: SOUTHERN WRITERS WILL APPEAR AT JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY'S 'ON THE BRINK'
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: What are you reading now? If its a Southern book you like (and there seems to be more and more of them out there), then attending On the Brink at JSU on Saturday, Feb. 6, should be a way to widen and aid your choices. The writers conference, now in its 15th year, is designed as a provocative and entertaining gathering of Southern writers and readers. Again, the conference offers a forum to   more

Home Depot Co-Founder Keynote For Convocation
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., Nov. 1 -- Seton Hall University issued the following news release: Kenneth Langone, founder and chairman of Invemed Associates and co-founder of The Home Depot, will be the guest speaker at the Stillman School of Business Integrity and Professionalism Convocation. When: Monday, November 17, 2008 at 6:15 p.m. Where: Main Lounge, University Center * Humble Beginnings: Kenneth Langone, billionaire investment banker and co-founder of The Home Depot, grew up in a workin  more

House Bill Would Nullify SCHIP Directive
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) and Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) yesterday introduced legislation that would nullify an August 2007 letter in which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services placed new limits on states that extend State Children's Health Insurance Program coverage to children in families above 250% of the federal poverty level. Congressional leaders claim CMS has used the directive to effectively impose wit  more

HOUSE PASSED DEL. NORTON'S WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY, AMTRAK BILLS - TIMELY RESPONSE TO ENERGY, TRANSPORTATION, SECURITY NEEDS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., issued the following press release: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's three transportation bills for WMATA funding, Amtrak modernization, and rail safety cleared the House in a bipartisan, unanimous consent vote. A bill, consolidating three separate bills, now in the Senate, will go to the President, "if it continues the new glide path this bill has now found" Norton said. The Congresswoman was an original co-sponsor of the origi  more

HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW HERITAGE SOCIETY MEMBERS
ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- Hudson Valley Community College issued the following news release: The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation recently welcomed five new members to its Heritage Society, which recognizes individuals who have provided, or have made plans to provide, charitable gifts through bequests, trusts and other life income gifts. Four alumni and one former college employee were welcomed to the society at a dinner held Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Franklin Plaza in Tr  more

HUGHES ANNOUNCES STANDARD & POOR BOOSTS MERCER COUNTY RATING TO 'AA+'
TRENTON, N.J., June 16 -- Mercer County issued the following news release: Mercer County's responsible fiscal management has once again paid off, said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes today upon receiving word that Standard & Poor's Rating Services has raised the county's general obligation (GO) debt rating to AA+ from AA. "I'm very pleased that despite tough economic times everywhere, Mercer County has been able to not only maintain its level of fiscal responsibility to the taxpay  more

HUGHES, COUNTY OFFICIALS HONOR THREE FOR IRISH HISTORY MONTH
TRENTON, N.J., March 12 -- Mercer County issued the following news release: Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and several County officials honored three area residents today for their achievements during a celebration of Irish-American History Month. Hughes and the freeholders presented awards to former international soccer star Bobby Smith of Hamilton, the 2008 Trenton St. Patrick's Day Parade's Grand Marshal and owner of the Bob Smith Soccer Academy in Robbinsville, and Sean Pender  more

HUGHES, OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE FIRST MERCER MADNESS DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT
TRENTON, N.J., March 20 -- Mercer County issued the following news release: Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and Mercer County Sports and Entertainment Commission President Mika Ryan jointly announced today the County's first ever dodgeball tournament will take place April 12 in Mercer County Park. The Mercer Madness Dodgeball Tournament, sponsored by Hopewell Valley Community Bank, will be held inside the ice rink at Mercer County Park and will be sanctioned by the National Dodgeba  more

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 5 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko announced today that the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has endorsed his candidacy for New York's 21st District Congressional seat, now held by the retiring Michael McNulty. The Human Rights Campaign is the nation's largest organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights, with 725,000   more

I HATE HAMLET
HANCEVILLE, Ala., Oct. 31 -- Wallace State Community College issued the following news release: The Wallace State Community College Theatre Department presents I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick, November 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 pm, and November 15 at 2:00 pm in the Student Center Auditorium. I Hate Hamlet is the story of Andrew Rally, an out of work television actor, who, against his will, agrees to play Hamlet for Shakespeare in the Park. By chance, he rents John Barrymore's old New York apartme  more

In Case You Missed It… Alice Kryzan Ducking Questions and Breaking Promises
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 22 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: While Alice Kryzan is busy breaking promises to Western New Yorkers on her pledge not to take special interest money, she now has refused to answer questions important to the voters of Western New York. This on the heels of ducking a Town of Amherst Center for Senior Services Coffee with the Candidates Debate. "Alice Kryzan ha  more

In New Ad, Udall Stands Up For Middle-Class Families Squeezed By Economy, Energy Prices
DENVER, Aug. 21 -- Rep. Mark Udall, the Democratic Senatorial nominee, issued the following news release: Senate candidate Mark Udall's campaign released a new television ad focused on the economic squeeze Colorado families are facing and the need for comprehensive energy solutions to begin getting the economy back on track. "It's called the 'middle-class squeeze,'" says Udall in the new ad. "But today, it's more like we're being choked. "Gas prices, food prices, heating our homes - it'  more

Independence Party Endorses Businessman Chris Lee
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 25 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, New York's third-largest party, the Independence Party, announced their endorsement of 26th Congressional District candidate businessman Chris Lee. Chris Lee released the following statement upon learning of the endorsement: "I am honored to have the endorsement of New York State's Independence Party. I greatly app  more

INDIAN BISCUITS FOR AFGHAN SCHOOLCHILDREN VIA PAKISTAN: UN WELCOMES MOVE
United Nations, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) The World Food Programme of the UN has welcomed India's decision to donate $12 million for distribution of biscuits to 1.2 million schoolchildren in Afghanistan, to be transported through Pakistan. The fortified biscuits, to be produced in India, will be shipped to Afghanistan through Pakistan, Michele Montas, spokesperson for UN Secretary General, told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York Friday. "This marks a major transportation breakthrough, openin  more

INDIAN-AMERICAN IN OBAMA'S FIRST TEAM
NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 7 -- WITH ONLY 75 days left in the Bush Administration, Barack Obama announced a transition team with senior Bill Clinton aide John Podesta at its head. The team has 13 senior staff and a 12-member advisory board. One Indian-American, Sonal Shah, is a member of the advisory board. The transition team's primary task is to recommend names for the hundreds of positions that an Obama administration will need to fill by January. Reports said Congressman Rahm Emmanuel had alrea  more

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BALLET THEATER PRESENTS 50TH ANNUAL 'NUTCRACKER' PERFORMANCE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 27 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: It's a year of significant anniversaries for Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music: The school is in the midst of celebrating the 60th anniversary of its Opera Theater. And opening Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center is IU Ballet Theater's 50th annual production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. This Nutcracker production will feature choreography created specifically for the Jacobs Schoo  more

INDIANA UNIVERSITY EAST INTRODUCES NEW FACULTY
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 28 -- Indiana University East issued the following news release: Indiana University East has several new faculty members on staff this fall. In October 2007, the university launched its largest national search for faculty to join the campus. As a result there are 11 new full-time faculty members that have joined IU East and who excel in teaching and scholarly activity. The additional faculty will support the campus' mission as a comprehensive bachelor's and master's  more

Industry Mourns Jim Fausel
NEW YORK, Nov. 3 -- The Meetings Industry Megasite issued the following news release: Jim Fausel, president and founder of Phoenix-based company, Conference Connection, passed away on Oct. 18 from complications from surgery. With his son, Jim, Jr., and other partners, Fausel had recently expanded and established Global Conference Associates. Fausel was also a teacher/educator in ASU's College of Public Programs, where he taught Meeting and Conference Management. He was instrumental for   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR ARIZONA ON OCT. 27: TEMPE MAN SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR IN FEDERAL PRISON ON CHARGES RELATED TO SUPER BOWL THREATS
PHOENIX, Oct. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Arizona issued the following press release: Kurt William Havelock, 36, of Tempe, Ariz. was sentenced today to one year and one day in federal prison, plus three years of supervised release, by U.S. District Judge Roslyn O. Silver. Havelock was found guilty in June 2008 of six counts of Mailing Threatening Communications in connection with an investigation into his threats to injure people in the vicinity of Super   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR ARIZONA ON OCT. 31: NARCOTICS TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON
PHOENIX, Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Arizona issued the following press release: Frank Nicholas Pellegrino, 35, of Staten Island, New York, was sentenced on October 29, 2008 by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Pellegrino pleaded guilty on August 22, 2008. Pellegrino was charged with one count of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and one count of Consp  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR CONNECTICUT ON OCT. 28: FORMER GENERAL MANAGER OF NEW YORK TRASH COMPANY IS SENTENCED
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Connecticut issued the following press release: Nora R. Dannehy, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID MAGEL, 35, of Florida, formerly of Baldwin Place, New York, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to seven months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for conspiring to violate the fe  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ON OCT. 23 NEW YORK ATTORNEY INDICTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES OF ASSAULTING TWO DEPUTY U.S. MARSHALS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for District of Columbia issued the following press release: A New York attorney, Ning Ye, 56, has been indicted by a federal grand jury with assaulting two Deputy U.S. Marshals earlier this year in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia during the course of a hearing in a criminal case, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Taylor and George B. Walsh, U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia, announced today.   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ON OCT. 28: MARYLAND MAN IS SENTENCED TO 21 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR USING RECORDING DEVICE TO ILLEGALLY RECORD MOTION PICTURES IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA THEATER
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for District of Columbia issued the following press release: Michael Dwayne Logan, a 31-year-old Baltimore, Maryland man, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to 21 months in prison in connection with his prior guilty plea to two counts of Unauthorized Recording of Motion Pictures in a Motion Picture Exhibition Facility, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Taylor, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich, Jos  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MASSACHUSETTS ON OCT. 29: HACKER CHARGED WITH PROVIDING DATA THEFT TOOL IN NATIONAL IDENTITY THEFT CASE
BOSTON, Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Massachusetts issued the following press release: A New York man was charged today in U.S. District Court with providing a "sniffer" program used to monitor and capture data including customers' credit and debit card information as it traveled across corporate computer networks. United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan and Steven Ricciardi, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service, announced  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MINNESOTA ON OCT. 28: THREE MEN INDICTED FOR CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE U.S. EXPORT REGULATIONS
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Minnesota issued the following press release: Three men were indicted today in federal court for allegedly exporting material from the United States to Singapore, Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China in violation of the export regulations of the U.S. Charged Oct. 28 in St. Paul were: Ping Cheng, 45, Manhasset, N.Y.; Kok Tong Lim, 36, Singapore; and Jian Wei Ding, 50, Singapore. All three defendants   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN ON OCT. 27: 'MOTOR CITY MINK' CONVICTED OF INTERNET CHILD PROSTITUTION
DETROIT, Oct. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Michigan issued the following press release: EVENT: Conviction Defendant: Robert C. Daniels A Detroit man who ran a nationwide internet child prostitution network was convicted following a five-day trial in federal court today, Acting United States Attorney Terrence Berg announced today. Berg was joined in the announcement by Andrew G. Arena, Special Agent-In-Charge of the Federal Bur  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA ON NOV. 3: BANK ROBBER WHO POSED AS FEDERAL AGENT PLEADS GUILTY TO TWO ARMED ROBBERIES
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District of California issued the following press release: United States Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced that Christopher Reynolds pleaded guilty on Friday to two armed bank robberies committed in San Francisco and Buffalo, New York. Reynolds, age 52, was indicted by a federal Grand Jury in San Francisco on November 27, 2007. He was charged with one count of armed bank robbery in viol  more

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT COLLEGE ENJOY THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON
SUFFERN, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Rockland issued the following news release: SUNY Rockland Community College will host its 21st Thanksgiving Luncheon for International Students on Wednesday November 19, 11:30 a.m., in the Student Union, rooms 3114 and 3214, on the main campus in Suffern. The luncheon provides 200 international students, representing 50 countries, an opportunity to learn about American customs and share in the Thanksgiving tradition. This year t  more

INVESTITURE OF UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON PRESIDENT KHATOR SET FOR NOV. 7, AMONG HIGHLIGHTS OF UNIVERSITY'S HOMECOMING
HOUSTON, Oct. 30 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: "Old Traditions, New Beginnings" is the theme for homecoming 2008 at UH. While alums and students will unite in celebrating the university's history, they also will welcome a relatively new Cougar, UH President and UH System Chancellor Renu Khator. Khator's investiture ceremony, rescheduled because of Hurricane Ike, highlights a series of homecoming events taking place Nov. 1-10 and 17. The official investitu  more

JACKSONVILLE BEACH MAN SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, COURT ORDERS FORFEITURE OF HIS RESIDENCE
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Jacksonville Field Office issued the following press release: U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr., today sentenced Frank Carter Butcher, age 61, a resident of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, to 5 years' incarceration and a 10 year term of supervised release for interstate transportation of child pornography. The Court ordered forfeiture of Butcher's residence, located at 1560 Evans Drive South, J  more

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS TO PERFORM AT ANNISTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 25 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The Jacksonville State University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Patricia Corbin, will present a concert at the Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive, Anniston, AL on April 6th at 3:00 p.m. This will be their first performance in the museums auditorium as part of Music at the Museum, this year subtitled The Beautiful Voice. The concert is free and open to the public  more

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY TO PERFORM WINNER OF SOUTHERN PLAYWRIGHT'S COMPETITION
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 10 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: JSU Drama's next Mainstage production is the winner of 2007's Southern Playwright's Competition, OTHER PEOPLE'S DREAMS by Evan Guilford-Blake, March 27, 28, and 29 at 7 p.m. and March 30 at 2:00 p.m. OTHER PEOPLE'S DREAMS explores how one generation of a family must deal with the hopes and dreams of two sons as they try to make their ways in the world. When the eldest comes home for his brother's   more

JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC GIVEN 'TREASURE TROVE' OF RARE MUSIC
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 24 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: A collection of rare scores for ensemble and orchestra has been donated to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music by Arthur Weisberg, a bassoon legend, composer, author and Jacobs faculty member from 2005 to 2008. "I am thrilled that Arthur has presented the Jacobs School with music scores dating from his tenure as conductor and music director of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, which he founded in  more

JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE NORTH COUNTRY WRITERS CONTEST READING OCT. 30
JEFFERSON, N.Y., Oct. 28 -- The State University of New York's Jefferson Community College issued the following news release: A public reception and writers contest reading will be held Thursday, October 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Walker Instructional Dining Room, Jules Center, at Jefferson Community College (JCC) to recognize the winners of the North Country Writers Contest. In September, the JCC English department sought entries for short fiction, essay/nonfiction and poetry. More than 100 su  more

JENNA JAMESON TO MAKE HER PORN NAME OFFICIAL
Washington, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): Jenna Jameson wants to replace her original name with her porn name by making it official. The retired 34-year-old, whose autobiographical 'How to Make Love Like a Porn Star' spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, insists on being remembered by her signature porn princess name. The American actress is said to have submitted her legal documents that will help her retain her iconic title in place of her birth name, Jenna Marie Massoli, forever, repor  more

JOB FAIR DRAWS EMPLOYERS LOOKING TO DIVERSIFY THEIR WORKFORCES
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 28 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Approximately 150 potential employers at the 25th annual Diversity Career Day showed students that jobs are out there, even in an economic downturn. About 1,300 students -- from U.Va. and 28 other schools in the state, including Virginia Military Institute and Radford University -- attended the largest employment fair at the University of Virginia, held Tuesday at the John Paul Jones Arena. Tw  more

JOHN TESH, JACK JONES AMONG CCPA PERFORMERS IN NOVEMBER
CERRITOS, Calif., Oct. 31 -- The city of Cerritos issued the following news release: Emmy winner John Tesh and Grammy winner Jack Jones are among the talented performers to be presented at the CCPA in November. Loudon Wainwright III and Leo Kottke perform at the CCPA on Wednesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. Folk singer-songwriter Wainwright III is known for his roles in the films "Big Fish" and "The Aviator," and his songs combining comedy and self-deprecation, such as "Dead Skunk." Kottke has b  more

Joins Medical College of Wisconsin Faculty, Gynecologic Oncologist
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 7 -- Medical College of Wisconsin issued the following news release: William Bradley, MD, has been appointed assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and member of the Cancer Center at The Medical College of Wisconsin. Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, he practices at the Froedtert & The Medical College Clinical Cancer Center, where his clinical interests include management of all gynecologic cancers, minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery,   more

JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE TO HOLD HEARING ON FALTERING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND THE NEED FOR ECONOMIC STIMULUS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The House-Senate Joint Economic Committee issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairman and Vice Chair respectively of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), will hold a hearing about the Bureau of Economic Analysis's release of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers for the third quarter on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 10:00 am in Room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Preliminary data show t  more

JOSEPH & TURNER CONSULTING ACTUARIES VICE PRESIDENT TURNER-JOSEPH TESTIFIES ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The House Ways & Means Committee issued the following testimony: STATEMENT OF MARTELLA A. TURNER-JOSEPH, VICE PRESIDENT, JOSEPH & TURNER CONSULTING ACTUARIES, LLC, NEW YORK, NEW YORK TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS Chairman Rangel and Ranking Member McCrery, thank you for this opportunity to speak before you today on the impact of certain provisions of the new pension funding rules on small businesses in light of the current financial crisis  more

Journalism Students Hit the Streets for Live Election Night Coverage
NEW YORK, Oct. 31 -- Columbia University issued the following news release: Indeed, this is the first time the journalism school has done full-scale coverage with cutting-edge technology including streaming audio and video reports from locations throughout New York City and several swing states, as well as interactive maps and audio slide shows. In past years, the journalism school has seized upon this occasion by producing a newspaper filled with election-related stories; last year, radio co  more

JUDICIAL PANEL ON MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION ISSUES ORDER REGARDING AON CORP. WAGE & HOUR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES LITIGATION
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued the following order: IN RE: AON CORP. WAGE & HOUR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES LITIGATION Angela J. Piersanti v. AON Risk Services of Maryland, Inc., N.D. Illinois, C.A. No. 1:08-1952 Denise Mariette Miller, et al. v. AON Corp., et al., S.D. New York, C.A. No. 1:08-4510 ) MDL No. 1981 TRANSFER ORDER Before the entire Panel: Defendants Aon Corp., Aon Risk Services of Maryland, Inc., Aon Risk Servi  more

Jumeirah Announces 19 Hotels Under Development
HONG KONG, Oct. 17 -- Jumeirah Group issued the following news release: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company that manages the world famous Burj Al Arab, announced today at the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) that it had signed five new hotels in the last two weeks, bringing the total number of new properties under development to 19. This latest announcement came with the appointment of Jumeirah to manage Jumeirah Bali Resort in Indonesia, Jumeirah Maldives   more

KEAN TO HOST ISSUES 08 SPEAKER SERIES DURING PRESIDENTIAL RACE
UNION, N.J., Oct. 16 -- Kean University issued the following news release: Kean University will host the fifth lecture in its Issues '08 series on Tuesday, October 28 at 11 a.m. in the University Center Little Theatre. Dr. James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University since 1995, will discuss New Jersey's Changing Demographics & Economic Uncertainty. Issues '08 examines key topics central to the presidential election and features e  more

KEAN TO HOST ISSUES 08 SPEAKER SERIES DURING PRESIDENTIAL RACE
UNION, N.J., Sept. 19 -- Kean University issued the following news release: Kean University will host the third lecture in its Issues '08 series on Thursday, October 2 at 12:30 p.m. in the Wilkins Theatre. Orville Schell, an internationally recognized expert on China and United States relations and a distinguished author and journalist, will address How Should We Look at China? Issues '08 examines key topics central to the presidential election and features experts in fields such as national   more

Kerwin Awards Presented
ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 1 -- The Association of the United States Army issued the following newsletter article: The Association of the United States Army, in conjunction with the National Guard Association of the United States and the Reserve Officers Association, presented the annual Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award to units from the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. The presentations were made by Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston a  more

Kryzan Silent on Special Interests Contributions
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 22 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: In a primary debate in early September, Alice Kryzan spent the entire debate criticizing her fellow Democrat, Jon Powers, for taking large campaign donations from special interest groups. After unexpectedly winning the primary, Kryzan has suddenly had a change of heart in terms of accepting big donations from special interest groups.   more

LADY BENGALS GRASP SECOND SEED
FORT KENT, Maine, Feb. 10 -- University of Maine at Fort Kent issued the following news release: The UMFK women's basketball won their six straight with a 68-58 win over the College of Saint Joseph in Sunrise Conference action Sunday in Fort Kent, Maine.A The Lady Bengals were led by junior center Ashley Ames (Dexter, ME) who had a game-high score of 22 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocks.A Other leaders for the Lady Bengals included freshman Shir Fuchs (Herzeliya, Israel) who plugged in 16 poin  more

LADY BENGALS PREPARE FOR SHOWDOWN FOR NO.1
CANTON, N.Y., Feb. 13 -- University of Maine at Fort Kent issued the following news release: Arcilla Jeffers was named Player of the Week by the SC for the second time this season Tuesday as UMFK prepares for a showdown at current #1 SUNY Canton Saturday evening. Jeffers was given the award for the second time this season for her efforts in a 3-0 week for the Lady Bengals. UMFK has moved into sole possesion of #2 and will now set their sights on one heading to up-state New York to take on the  more

LADY BENGALS TAME BOBCATSbobcats
PAUL SMITH'S, N.Y., Oct. 19 -- University of Maine at Fort Kent issued the following news release: The UMFK women's soccer team scored seven goals in the first half on their way to a 8-1 win over Paul Smith's College in SC action Sunday in Paul Smith's, New York. Emily Burnett (SO Bristol, ME) led the way for the 11-3-0 Lady Bengals with three goals and an assist while freshmen Whitney Sinclair (Dexter, ME) added two goals and two assists on the day. Nicole Nowakowski (JR Capt Meriden, CT) a  more

LADY CANNONEERS' SOCCER TEAM CELEBRATES VICTORY OVER FIRST NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION REGION III DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIP
JEFFERSON, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York's Jefferson Community College issued the following news release: Jefferson Community College Lady Cannoneers' soccer team finished 1st at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III Division III Championship on Saturday, October 25th at Herkimer Community College. Victory over the #1 nationally ranked Finger Lakes Community College came in a penalty shootout finishing 4-1. Scoring for the women's soccer team   more

LAGUARDIA RECEIVES $1.2 MILLION NIH GRANT FOR STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAM
LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Oct. 23 -- The City University of New York's LaGuardia Community College issued the following news release: LaGuardia Community College has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to encourage under-represented minority students who are interested in the sciences to pursue medical and basic sciences as a career. This is the fourteenth consecutive year that LaGuardia's program has been funded. The NIH-Bridges to the Baccalaureate is  more

LANGUAGE COMPANY FIRST IN ARMY
ABERDEEN, Md., Oct. 30 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground released the following issue of APG News: The recently formed 51st Translator Interpreter Company at Fort Irwin, Calif., is the first unit of its kind in the Army. The company, which officially unfurled its flag Oct. 23, provides uniform-wearing interpreters and translators to units deploying to places like Iraq and Afghanistan. While not yet fully manned, the unit will eventually include more than 140 native speakers of languages like Arab  more

LBJ SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LAMBREW TESTIFIES ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The House Ways & Means Committee issued the following testimony: STATEMENT OF JEANNE LAMBREW, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, LBJ SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, SENIOR FELLOW, CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS, ACTION FUND, AUSTIN, TEXAS TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS Chairman Rangel, Ranking Member McCrery, and Members of the Committee, I thank you for inviting me to discuss the health policy dimensions of "Creating Jobs b  more

LECTURE ON MUSLIM CULTURAL IDENTITY, NARRATIVE ARTS AT COLLEGE
SUFFERN, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The State University of New York at Rockland issued the following news release: The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) presents its second lecture in its Fall '08 "Human Diversity & Pedagogy" lecture series at Rockland Community College. Kavitha Rajagopalan, author of the book, "Muslims of Metropolis: The Stories of Three Immigrant Families in the West," will present "Cultural Identity and the Narrative Arts" on Tuesday, November 4, 11 a.m.-12:3  more

Lee Earns Backing From Local Law Enforcement
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 24 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, the Western New York Police Association and the Amherst Police Club announced their endorsements of businessman and 26th Congressional District candidate Chris Lee. "I am honored to have the endorsement of the Western New York Police Association and the Amherst Police Club," said Lee. "Western New Yorkers are fortunate  more

Lee Earns Support from National Small Business Organization
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 6 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced their endorsement of 26th Congressional District candidate businessman Chris Lee. �"I am pleased to have the endorsement of the nation's leading small business association," said Chris Lee. "Small businesses are the building blocks of our economy, h  more

Lee Endorsed by the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 2 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, 26th Congressional District candidate businessman Chris Lee was endorsed by the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors (GRAR). "I am honored to have the support of the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors," said Lee. "We share the common goal of working towards keeping the dream of homeownership alive for working fa  more

Lee Participates in Higher Education Tour
WILIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 12 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: This week, businessman and fiscal conservative 26th Congressional District candidate Chris Lee participated in a higher education tour where he visited area colleges and universities to discuss the need for Western New York's higher education institutions to partner with the private sector to create jobs and encourage economic gr  more

Lee Tours Western New York Efforts to Create Viable, American Energy Solutions
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 18 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, 26th Congressional District candidate Chris Lee showed his support for Western New York efforts to create viable, American energy solutions. Lee toured the Orleans County ethanol plant, learning about the strides they've taken to enhance alternative energy production and their ideas for further ethanol development in Western New  more

Lee Unveils Agenda for Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability In Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 20 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, 26th Congressional District candidate Chris Lee outlined his plan for fiscal responsibility and accountability in Congress. Lee's plan calls for lower taxes, simplifying the tax code, less regulation on small businesses and ensuring members of Congress are working toward these ends, not their own pet projects. "One of the mos  more

LEGISLATOR DAY REQUESTS FORMAL INQUIRY INTO RECENT DEATH AT SUMMIT PARK HOSPITAL
NEW CITY, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The Rockland County Legislature issued the following press release: Legislator Ed Day, the Rockland County Legislative Minority Leader, (New City-Haverstraw) has formally submitted a request for a full legislative review of the circumstances surrounding the recent death of a 90 year old retired nun at the County run Summit Park Hospital and Nursing Care Center. "The circumstances surrounding this tragedy are at the very least highly embarrassing, and at the very  more

Lester Freeman Endorses Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., July 2 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Lester Freeman enthusiastically endorsed fellow Congressional candidate Paul Tonko today at a joint news conference. Tonko and Freeman met with seniors at Townsend Park Apartments in Albany to discuss Medicare, prescription drugs, affordable housing and other issues facing the residents of the 21st Congressional District.   more

Letter Carriers Endorse Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 15 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York's 21st District, announced today that he's been endorsed by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 358 Northeastern New York. Branch 358 represents letter carriers in all seven of the counties that encompass the 21st District. "Paul Tonko recognize  more

LIBRARY READING SERIES: SARSFIELD, POETRESS
HERKIMER, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York's Herkimer County Community College issued the following news release: Herkimer County Community College's Library Reading Series will feature the Poetry of Eva Sarsfield. The reading will be held Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor reading room of the Ronald F. Williams Library. Sarsfield came to Herkimer from Harlem and the Bronx. Her poetry is a cross between the Chilean poetess Gabriela Mistral and Charles B  more

LIFE OF DISABILITIES ACTIVIST SUBJECT OF ONE-MAN PLAY TO BE PERFORMED AT UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO BY ACTOR LAWRENCE
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: Veteran stage, screen and television actor Jeremy Lawrence of New York will star in "My Black Bird Has Flown Away: The Life of Hugh Gregory Gallagher" Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in The University of Toledo Center for Performing Arts Studio Theatre on Main Campus. Lawrence's interpretations of Tennessee Williams and Albert Einstein as both playwright and actor have been widely acclaimed. He collaborated wit  more

LIGHTWOOD DUO IN CONCERT AT UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 31 -- Utah State University issued the following news release: The Lightwood Duo, a pairing of the clarinet and guitar, performs around the country in both private and public settings. Performing at an exclusive country club one day, the duo may appear in a New York club the next. Audiences in northern Utah have a chance to hear the duo in a concert outing Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall on the Utah State University campus (approximately 1090 E. 67  more

LINCOLN HOSPITAL HEALTH LITERACY ACTIVIST AMONG TEN AMERICANS TO RECEIVE $125K AWARD FOR IMPROVING TAXI DRIVERS' HEALTH
BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation issued the following press release: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center announced today that Maria Ramos, a longtime New York City health literacy activist is one of ten Americans to receive the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation 2008 Community Health Leaders Award for creating the hospital's free health screening and education program that has served 4,000 taxi and limousine drivers in the South Bronx and East   more

LITERATURE LIVE! AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE WELCOMES AUTHOR RABB NOV. 12
GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Oct. 21 -- Nassau Community College issued the following news release: The Literature Live! program at Nassau Community College will welcome author Jonathan Rabb to the campus on Wednesday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bradley Hall Ballroom. Rabb will be reading from his book Rosa, a political thriller set in the time of World War I. In addition to Rosa, Jonathan Rabb is the author of The Book of Q, The Overseer and the forthcoming Shadow and Light. He has also writt  more

LOCKLAIR HEADLINES INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY'S CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Oct. 31 -- Indiana State University issued the following news release: The Indiana State University department of music will present its 42nd Contemporary Music Festival Nov. 12-14. The premier event of its kind in the United States, the ISU Contemporary Music Festival attracts an audience from throughout the world. With the exception of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra concert Nov. 14, all events are free and open to the public. This year's principal guest composer  more

LONDON'S FINANCIAL TIMES AGAIN RANKS RUTGERS EMBA AMONG THE WORLD'S BEST
NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 28 -- Rutgers University issued the following news release: For the second consecutive year, Rutgers Business School is ranked highly in the Financial Times' global ranking of the world's best Executive MBA (EMBA) programs, published today. Rutgers Business School is ranked number two worldwide in the category of Career Progress, which is calculated according to changes in the level of seniority and the size of the company alumni are working in now versus before receivin  more

MAGICIAN TO BE ON AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS JAN. 15
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 8 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: The Austin Peay State University Govs Programming Council will host "The Norman Magic Experience," featuring magician Norman Ng. The performance will start at 6 p.m., Tuesday Jan. 15 in Clement Auditorium. He also will be doing some "street magic" on campus throughout the day in order to generate student interest for the evening performance. The performances are free and open to the public. Ng   more

MAJOR COCAINE DISTRIBUTION ORGANIZATION WIPED OUT IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration's New York field office issued the following press release: United States Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division John P. Gilbride and Andrew T. Baxter, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced the arrest of fifteen individuals in connection with a major cocaine and crack cocaine distribution organization located in Uti  more

MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER TO BOLSTER UNIQUE PROGRAMS
DALLAS, Oct. 28 -- The University of Texas at Dallas issued the following news release: Gwendolyn Perrilliat has been named central major gifts officer for The University of Texas at Dallas. In this newly created position, Perrilliat will handle fund raising for various programs that do not reside within a specific UT Dallas school. Her areas include the following: * McDermott Library and its special collections. * Academic Bridge Program. * Chess Program. * Student Affairs. *   more

MAN CHARGED WITH DEBIT CARD FRAUD, IDENTITY THEFT, CONSPIRACY TO LAUNDER MONEY
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation's San Diego Field Office issued the following press release: United States Attorney Karen P. Hewitt announced that Mikhail M. Tuknov, Jr. was arraigned today in federal court in San Diego on federal charges including debit card fraud, identity theft, and conspiracy to launder money. Mr. Tuknov, charged in a sealed 44-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Thursday, October 22, 2008, was arrest  more

MAPI Announces Elections to Board of Trustees
CHICAGO, Nov. 7 -- The Academy of General Dentistry issued the following news release: The Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, a leading business research and executive education organization, and advocate for manufacturing interests since 1933, announced the election of two members to its Board of Trustees. New members of the Board of Trustees are Robert A. Livingston and Steven G. Oswald. Livingston is President and Chief Operating Officer, Dover Corporation, a world-wide, diversified manufa  more

MARCHING 100 PERFORMS DURING HALFTIME AT MIAMI DOLPHINS, NEW YORK JETS GAME
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 5 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida A&M University's (FAMU) Marching 100 will perform a special half-time performance at the Miami Dolphins regular season opener against the New York Jets scheduled for Sunday, September 7, at 1 p.m. in Miami, Florida. "This is a prestigious honor," said Julian White, director of bands. "We are very honored that the Miami Dolphins asked us to  more

Maritime Football Cooks Up Victory
THROGS NECK, N.Y., Sept. 5 -- The State University of New York Maritime College issued the following news release: In their opening game of the 2008 football season, the SUNY Maritime Privateers had the recipe for success and trounced the Buccaneers of Massachusetts Maritime 24-14 in the second annual Chowder Bowl competition. Playing under the lights, before a home crowd of more than 3, 500, the Privateers head to Newport to play Salve Regina next weekend, Saturday, September 13. Commen  more

Marriott Focused On the 'Road Ahead,' CEO Says
NEW YORK, Nov. 5 -- The Meetings Industry Megasite issued the following news release: In a new post on his blog, "Marriott on the Move," Marriott Chairman and CEO Bill Marriott has promised that in spite of the nation's sluggish economy, Marriott will persevere. "When we come out of these tough times, we'll be ready," Marriott wrote. "That's not going to happen overnight, but it's going to happen. I'm confident that the actions of the political and financial leaders in Washington and globa  more

MASSACHUSETTS APPELLATE TAX BOARD ISSUES FINDING REGARDING FLEET FUNDING, FLEET FUNDING II, V. COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE
BOSTON, Feb. 21 -- The Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration & Finance's Appellate Tax Board issued the following finding: FLEET FUNDING, FLEET FUNDING II, v. COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE Docket Nos. C271862-63 Promulgated: These are appeals under the formal procedure pursuant to G.L. c. 58A, Sect. 7 and G.L. c. 62C, Sect. 39(c) from the refusal of the appellee Commissioner of Revenue ("appellee" or "Commissioner") to grant an abatement of financial institution excise, interest   more

MASSACHUSETTS EDUCATOR NAMED NATIONAL HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR
MALDEN, Mass., Oct. 24 -- The Massachusetts Department of State Police issued the following news release: A Masconomet Regional High School history teacher has been named the nation's 2008 Preserve America History Teacher of the Year. David B. Mitchell was named the state's 2008 Preserve America History Teacher of the Year in June, and was selected out of the pool of state winners as the national honoree. First Lady Laura Bush presented him with the award at a ceremony on Friday at the Uni  more

MASTER PLANNERS TO UNVEIL BRACKENRIDGE TRACT DRAFT DESIGN PRINCIPLES AT WEEKLONG WORKSHOP
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 30 -- The University of Texas System issued the following news release: The master planning firm selected by The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold public workshops Monday (Nov. 3) through Friday (Nov. 7) to offer a first look at design principles for the proposed redevelopment of the Brackenridge Tract. Cooper, Robertson & Partners, LLP will be hosting public presentations at the LCRA Hancock Building Board Room (3700 Lake Austin Blvd.) during this w  more

MAYOR BARRETT ASKS COUNTY TO SUSPEND FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 29 -- The office of the Milwaukee Mayor issued the following news release: Chief Judge Jeffrey Kremers Milwaukee County Courthouse 901 North 9th St., Room 104 Milwaukee, WI 53233-1458 Dear Judge Kremers, As you are well aware, public resources are being taxed by the increase in foreclosures throughout the region. Currently in the City of Milwaukee, there are more than 1600 bank-owned foreclosures and foreclosure filings are up 35% this year compared to last year. The   more

MCCRAY GALLERY TO FEATURE WNMU ALUMNI
SILVER CITY, N.M., Oct. 10 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: Western New Mexico alumni will be featured in a new exhibit at the Francis McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art. The exhibit, running from October 11 through November 2, recognizes Barney Brienza, a WNMU alumnus from the class of 1967. Originally from Illinois, Brienza received his Master of Arts in Art from WNMU, taught at Silver High School for one year, and then relocated to Montana. A professor  more

MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE CELEBRATES NINETEENTH CONVOCATION CEREMONY
BROOKLYN, Nov. 4 -- The City University of New York's Medgar Evers College issued the following news release: Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York (CUNY) will celebrate its Nineteenth Convocation Ceremony on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 12:00 noon in Founders Auditorium. During the ceremony, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees will be awarded to noted journalist Mr. Dominic Carter and renowned leader and educator Dr. Marcella W. Maxwell. The event will also featu  more

MEDIA SUPPORT FOR OBAMA: US DIFFERS FROM INDIA (COMMENT)
Nov. 08 -- A distinctive feature of the American election scene was the open editorial support given to Barack Obama by such well-known newspapers as Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. This practice is peculiar to the US. The mainstream media in other democracies usually shy away from such endorsements of individual candidates. The reason for their disinclination is that a show of partisanship may undermine their reputation for impartiality and affect circulation. So, although their biase  more

Medical College of Wisconsin Launches New Ph.D. Program in Public and Community Health
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 23 -- Medical College of Wisconsin issued the following news release: The Medical College of Wisconsin officially launched its four-year doctoral program in Public and Community Health with the enrollment of three students. The program is the only one of its kind in the nation that is structured to blend the core rigors of public health with community-based participatory research in one curriculum. "Our goal is to educate a new generation of researchers who will integrate t  more

Medical College of Wisconsin Selects Six More Schools for Palliative Care Grants
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 13 -- Medical College of Wisconsin issued the following news release: For the second time in two years, the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee has selected six schools to receive grants to develop educational programs in palliative care. The latest grants are funded through a one year $363,000 award the College received from the Y.C. Ho/Helen and Michael Chiang Foundation to lead a national curriculum initiative to activate, build and sustain medical student education i  more

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA PROVIDING CHARLESTON BATTERY WITH HEALTH SERVICES
CHARLESTON, S.C., March 13 -- The Medical University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The Charleston Battery has announced that MUSC Sports Medicine will now serve as the sports medicine provider for the soccer team. Traditionally, sports medicine provided to professional teams focuses on treatment of injuries, strength and conditioning, and physical therapy. MUSC and the Battery are taking a more inclusive approach to players' health, including traditional elements of spo  more

MENINGITIS INFORMATION
MACOMB, Ill., March 3 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: According to Mary Margaret Harris, director of Western Illinois University's Beu Health Center, there are two reported cases of bacterial meningitis on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. Western students should be aware of the symptoms, particularly if they have recently visited that campus. According to Mayo Clinic's website, bacterial meningitis can be caused by a variety of bacter  more

MERCER COUNTY EXECUTIVE HUGHES DELIVERS 500+ GIFTS DONATED BY RESIDENTS TO PROJECT LITTLE SOLDIER
TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 12 -- Mercer County issued the following news release: Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes today delivered more than 500 gifts donated by County employees and residents to Project Little Soldier, a toy drive which provides gifts to the children of U.S. military members deployed in the Middle East. Mercer County collected donated gifts at several locations over the past several weeks for Project Little Soldier, run by non-profit organization, American Recreational Mi  more

MERCER COUNTY, TRENTON THUNDER INK NEW 10-YEAR LEASE AGREEMENT
TRENTON, N.J., July 23 -- Mercer County issued the following news release: Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes today announced a new 10-year contract has been signed between the County and the Trenton Thunder, keeping the title-winning New York Yankees Double-A affiliate in Mercer County through 2023. The new deal, which was negotiated over more than a year, restructures some responsibilities of both parties in order to simplify the operation of the team and County-owned Waterfront Par  more

MERCER MADNESS DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT REGISTRATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED
TRENTON, N.J., April 1 -- Mercer County issued the following news release: Registrations for the first Mercer Madness Dodgeball Tournament are still being accepted through this Saturday, April 5, without a late penalty, and 50 teams are expected to play at the April 12 tournament at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. Mika Ryan, president of the Mercer County Sports and Entertainment Commission, assures that teams can still register right up to the day of play, but teams that register after t  more

MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION AWARD
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 27 -- The Connecticut State Department of Education issued the following news release: State Education Commissioner Mark K. McQuillan visited the Church Street School in Hamden on Monday to present a National Educator Award to an unsuspecting Grace Griffin - a Grades 4 and 5 elementary teacher - in recognition of her outstanding work in the classroom and beyond. Griffin has been nominated and selected for this honor without her knowledge, thus the Commissioner's visit an  more

Minnesota Dems: DFL Chair Calls on Kazeminy to Break Silence Three Days Before Election
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 1 -- The Minnesota Democratic Party issued the following news release: Earlier today, Minnesota DFL Chair Brian Melendez held a press conference to call on Coleman donor and longtime financial supporter Nasser Kazeminy to break his silence and come clean -- under oath -- about the allegations made against him lawsuits filed this week alleging that longtime Coleman financial supporter Nasser Kazeminy funneled $75,000 to Senator Coleman through a phony contract for service  more

MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTS GOING BACK TO COLLEGE PROGRAM
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 27 -- The State University of New York's Monroe Community College issued the following news release: Monroe Community College, the number one choice of Monroe County adult college students aged 18-80, hosts an evening seminar for adults interested in returning to college on Thursday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. at the Brighton Campus. This free session, "Going Back to College - What You Need to Know," will provide the details on hot Monroe County careers, where to get  more

MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENTS FALL MUSICAL, 'THE SPITFIRE GRILL'
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 27 -- The State University of New York's Monroe Community College issued the following news release: "The Spitfire Grill," a musical by James Valcq and Fred Alley, comes to the Monroe Community College stage at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21and Saturday, Nov. 22 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov 23. This award-winning musical tells the story of Percy Talbott, a young parolee who decides to start a new life in the rural Wisconsin town of Gilead, a place she has seen only in a pi  more

MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS INVITE ROCHESTER COMMUNITY TO COME, SHARE HISTORIC MOMENT
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The State University of New York's Monroe Community College issued the following news release: Monroe Community College students will host an election night celebration from 7:45 p.m. through midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 4 in the Forum located in the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center. The community is invited to watch live TV coverage as the returns come in and voters decide who will be this country's 44th President. Inside the Forum, which will be festooned with red,   more

More States Approved for CE/CLE Credit at ALTA Tech Forum 2008
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- The American Land Title Association issued the following news release: This just in . . . Conference attendees from Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Kansas can obtain CE/CLE credit for attending certain sessions at the Tech Forum. CE Maryland and Kansas approved 1.0 hours for each of the following sessions: County Recorders and the Title Industry: On a Collision Course? Risky Business: Using Technology to Prevent Fraud and Mitigate Losses Business Co  more

MORE THAN 40 FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM GRAPHIC AND COMMUNICATION INTERNS HEAD FOR MEDIA OUTLETS ACROSS USA, CANADA
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 12 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: More than 40 students from Florida A&M University's (FAMU) School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) will work as interns in media companies, public relation firms and other institutions across the United States and Canada this summer. "This is an indication that the Office of Internship and Placement has become more visible to the stud  more

MUSIC DEPARTMENT TO HOST CLARINETIST WANG IN FACULTY RECITAL
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., April 8 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: The Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will host a concert, featuring clarinetist Mingzhe Wang, assistant professor of music, accompanied by pianist Nathan Carterette. The concert will begin at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 11 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. The mu  more

MUSIC IS MY BUSINESS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, FORMER SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS EXECUTIVE ARNOLD SPEAKS AT FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 8 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Aaron Arnold, chief executive officer for Music Is My Business, will speak to Florida A&M University (FAMU) journalism students on Thursday, October 9, at 11 a.m. in FAMU's School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) Lecture Hall. His presentation is part of the fall journalism colloquium series. The presentation is open to the public. "T  more

MUSIC PROFESSOR, PERFORMER TO LEAD NEXT ATHENAEUM
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 19 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: In continuing the quest to engage the public and campus community in intellectual and creative endeavors, the next Library Athenaeum session at Austin Peay State University will feature a music educator known for her scholarship and vocal performance. Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu, professor of voice and chair of the APSU Department of Music, will present "From Clarksville to Carnegie Hall: The Musical  more

Myth V. Fact: The Real Johanns Record
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 7 -- The campaign of Mike Johanns, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska, issued the following news release: Once again during tonight's debate, our opponent blatantly misrepresented Mike Johanns in an attempt to re-write history for his own political benefit. He is misleading the people of Nebraska by engaging in politically motivated attacks not based on the facts and even worse, he's not being honest about his own record. It's time for our opponent to  more

N.Y. PUC ISSUES RULING ON PROCEEDING ON MOTION OF THE COMMISSION REGARDING AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY PORTFOLIO STANDARD
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following ruling: CASE 07-M-0548 - Proceeding on Motion of the Commission Regarding an Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. RULING VACATING SCHEDULE FOR COMMENTS ON WORKING GROUP REPORTS ELEANOR STEIN and RUDY STEGEMOELLER, Administrative Law Judges: By this Ruling, we are vacating the current schedule for party initial and reply comments concerning the final reports of Working Groups V, VII, and VIII a  more

NAOMI CAMPBELL BOOED FOR GETTING SPECIAL TREATMENT AT KENNEDY AIRPORT
New York, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): English supermodel Naomi Campbell was booed by people waiting in a U.S. Customs queue at Kennedy Airport on November 4 when she cut ahead of the line. Campbell was escorted to a passport-screening officer ahead of 200 or so waiting people, a witness revealed. "An older lady was about to have her passport checked, but she was told to wait so Naomi could go first," the New York Daily News quoted a source, who travelled in first class with Campbell aboard an American A  more

NASA MEASUREMENTS SHOW GREENHOUSE GAS METHANE ON RISE AGAIN
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- NASA's Earth Observatory division issued the following press release: The amount of methane in Earth's atmosphere shot up in 2007, bringing to an end approximately a decade in which atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas were essentially stable. The new study is based on data from a worldwide NASA-funded measurement network. Methane levels in the atmosphere have more than doubled since pre-industrial times, accounting for around one-fifth of the human contri  more

NATIONAL ARCHIVES PRESENTS FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS IN NOVEMBER RELATED TO TREATY OF PARIS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The National Archives & Records Administration issued the following press release: In November, the National Archives will present a series of public programs inspired by the new exhibition 1783: Subject or Citizen? running through January 25, 2009, in the Lawrence F. O'Brien Gallery. These programs include a special Treaty of Paris Family Day, a film screening, and two author lectures. All events are free and open to the public, and will be held at the National Archive  more

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ARTS CONVENES FOR 165TH MEETING
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- The National Endowment for the Arts issued the following press release: The National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will meet in a public session on Friday, October 31 in Room M-09 of The Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. This session will be Chairman Dana Gioia's final meeting with the Council. In January 2009, he will leave the NEA to return to writing, his primary occupation p  more

NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT ROEKEL TESTIFIES ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The House Ways & Means Committee issued the following testimony: STATEMENT OF DENNIS VAN ROEKEL, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS Chairman Rangel and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about the infrastructure challenges facing our nation's schools, and the critical link between infrastructure investments and economic stimulus. My name is Dennis Van R  more

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR ARTS AND ARENA STAGE ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL SELECTIONS FOR NEA NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- The National Endowment for the Arts issued the following press release: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today announced the first seven selections for the NEA New Play Development Program. The two NEA Outstanding New American Play selections will receive $90,000 each to support advanced development activities, culminating in a full production of each play. The five NEA Distinguished New Play Development Projects will receive $20,000 each to support early devel  more

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN CELEBRATES AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following press release: To celebrate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month in November, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will host a variety of free public programs, including lectures, theatrical performances, art demonstrations, films and more. Featured Event "It's Not TV, It's Indians!" is a high-energy, interactive event featuring three Native artists, Ben-Alex Dupris (Colville), Skeena  more

New E! Show Gives Event Planners a Reality Check
NEW YORK, Nov. 5 -- The Meetings Industry Megasite issued the following news release: E! Entertainment Television has announced the premiere of a new reality competition that will pit nine event planners against one another as they attempt to throw the ultimate party for Hollywood celebrities on the Mexican Riviera. The weekly hour-long show, called "Party Monsters: Cabo," will debut on E! Dec. 2 at 10 p.m ET/PT. "This series has all the right elements for our audience--celebrity parties,   more

NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL RESEARCHER RECEIVES OPHTHALMOLOGY GRANT
NEWARK, N.J., March 11 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Research to Prevent Blindness in New York recently awarded a grant of $110,000 to the Foundation of UMDNJ for The Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School. Marco A. Zarbin, M.D., Ph.D., a Chatham resident and chairman of the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the UMDNJ-N  more

NEW LAW BANS SEX OFFENDERS FROM HOLDING A REAL ESTATE LICENSE IN NEW YORK STATE
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 21 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., representatives of the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) and the Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR) and the Executive Director of Parents for Megan's Law today announced a new law that prohibits convicted sex offenders from obtaining or holding a real estate license in New York State. The new law will help pre  more

NEW MOVEMENT: THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHORUS OF ERIE
ERIE, Pa., June 10 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Alleluia! A new outreach program from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will bring children from across the Erie region together in song. The Young People's Chorus (YPC) of Erie in residence at Penn State Behrend will begin holding rehearsals in January 2009. Right now, D. Jason Bishop, director of choral activities at the college   more

New Report: $700 Billion Bailout Being Abused By Banks - Franken Demands Hearings
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 29 -- The campaign of Al Franken, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota, issued the following news release: DFL Senate candidate Al Franken, the only candidate for Senate who opposed the $700 billion Wall Street bailout, today called for immediate hearings in light of reports indicating that banks may not be using those funds to unfreeze credit markets but rather for other purposes - with the encouragement of the Treasury Department. Al Franken:   more

New Vegas Resort, Wynn's Encore, Accepting Reservations
NEW YORK, Oct. 29 -- The Meetings Industry Megasite issued the following news release: Las Vegas' newest resort hotel casino, Steve Wynn's Encore, has begun accepting reservations in advance of its December 2008 opening. The resort, which will be located next door to Wynn Las Vegas, is accepting bookings for dates starting Jan. 12, 2009. Like its neighbor, Wynn Las Vegas, Encore will offer luxury accommodations, as well as high-end shopping and dining options. Specifically, it will feature  more

NEW WEATHER EQUIPMENT FORECAST TO BENEFIT OSWEGO STUDENTS, RESEARCH
OSWEGO, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York at Oswego issued the following news release: SUNY Oswego students can learn to better understand and forecast extreme and everyday weather events, thanks to equipment coming through a National Science Foundation grant. The $156,072 NSF major research instrumentation grant allows Oswego's meteorology program to purchase three suites of instruments students will use in classes and research, project director Scott Steiger said. The   more

NEW YORK EGG PRODUCTION UP SEVEN PERCENT IN SEPTEMBER
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's New York Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: Egg production on New York farms totaled 98 million eggs in September 2008, up 7 percent from last year, according to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York office. The number of hens and pullets of laying age, at 4.00 million, increased 2 percent from September 2007 and the rate of lay increased 4 percent to  more

New York Inventor Develops User Assisted Customization System
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Mi-Suen Lee of Ossining, N.Y., has developed a video surveillance system. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A surveillance system allows a user to characterize the user's environment and/or the user's surveillance application, via a selection from among a variety of predefined environments and/or applications. Preferably, the selection is from among a variety of scene configurations, such as the expected number and type of ta  more

New York Inventors Develop Battery Charge State Calculating System
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Christopher R. Paul of Bayport, N.Y., Benjamin Bekritsky of Hollis, N.Y., and Joseph Cabana of Centereach, N.Y., have developed a battery charge state calculating method. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Described is a system and method for determining determining a present state of charge of a battery and determining a rate of change of the state of charge of the battery, the rate of change being determined based on a char  more

New York Inventors Develop Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor Sensor
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Bradley Carlson of Huntington, N.Y., and Mei Yan of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., have developed a single chip. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A linear sensor array for imaging coded indicia includes an analog front end and a digital back end integrated on a single CMOS chip. A real-time, correlated double sampling circuit is used for noise suppression." The inventors were issued U.S. Patent No. 7,446,806 on Nov. 4.   more

New York Inventors Develop High-Resolution Image Projection System
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Miklos Stern of Woodmere, N.Y., Dmitriy Yavid of Stony Brook, N.Y., Chinh Tan of Setauket, N.Y., and Frederick F. Wood of Medford, N.Y., have developed an image projection module. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A lightweight, compact image projection module, especially for mounting in a housing having a light-transmissive window, is operative for causing selected pixels in a raster pattern to be illuminated to produce an i  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $1,004,655.50 MILLION TO NORTH COUNTRY WINNERS FOR WEEK OF OCT. 26-NOV. 1
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the North Country region: Counties included are: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence and Warren LOTTO - $1,210.00 Mega Millions - $3,665.00 Numbers - $47,510.00 Win 4 - $5,434.50 Pick 10 - $1,346.00 Take Five - $21,280.00 Quick Draw - $123,983.00 Instant Games* - $803,892.00 Total prizes paid - $1,004,655.50 *This week's top three winning Instant games were:   more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $1,732,309.50 MILLION TO SOUTHERN TIER WINNERS FOR WEEK OF OCT. 26-NOV. 1
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Southern Tier region: Counties included are: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga and Tompkins LOTTO - $2,936.00 Mega Millions - $8,552.00 Numbers - $106,738.50 Win 4 - $19,846.00 Pick 10 - $4,088.00 Take Five - $54,673.00 Quick Draw - $195,921.00 Instant Games* - $1,348,107.00 Total prizes paid - $1,732,309.50 *This week's top three wi  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $2,980,373.00 MILLION TO FINGER LAKES WINNERS FOR WEEK OF OCT. 26-NOV. 1
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Finger Lakes region: Counties included are: Allegany, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates LOTTO - $5,358.00 Mega Millions - $14,272.00 Numbers - $230,320.50 Win 4 - $94,850.00 Pick 10 - $7,682.00 Take Five - $98,065.50 Quick Draw - $352,887.00 Instant Games* v$2,191,210.00 Total prizes paid - $2,980,373.00 *This week's top three winning Instant  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $25,079,516.50 MILLION TO NEW YORK CITY, SURROUNDING METRO NEW YORK WINNERS FOR WEEK OF OCT. 26-NOV. 1
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the New York City and surrounding Metro NY region: Counties included are: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond LOTTO - $53,557.00 Mega Millions - $226,617.00 Numbers - $4,379,148.50 Win 4 - $2,147,992.00 Pick 10 - $118,916.00 Take Five - $1,145,806.50 Quick Draw - $974,623.50 Instant Games* - $16,259,473.00 Total prizes paid - $25,079,516.50 *This week's top three wi  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $3,070,982.00 MILLION TO CENTRAL NEW YORK WINNERS FOR WEEK OF OCT. 26-NOV. 1
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Central New York region: Counties included are: Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego LOTTO - $5,107.00 Mega Millions - $12,941.00 Numbers - $221,957.50 Win 4 - $74,274.50 Pick 10 - $6,722.00 Take Five - $93,712.00 Quick Draw - $337,079.00 Instant Games* - $2,332,130.00 Total prizes paid - $3,070,982.00 *This week's top three  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $3,886,605.00 MILLION TO WESTERN NEW YORK WINNERS FOR WEEK OF OCT. 26-NOV. 1
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Western New York region: Counties included are: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming LOTTO - $5,957.00 Mega Millions - $19,063.00 Numbers - $456,092.50 Win 4 - $160,025.00 Pick 10 - $7,952.00 Take Five - $142,802.50 Quick Draw - $468,864.00 Instant Games* - $2,644,912.00 Total prizes paid - $3,886,605.00 *This week's top three winning Ins  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $4,756,851.00 MILLION TO CAPITAL ADIRONDACK WINNERS FOR WEEK OF OCT. 26-NOV. 1
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Capital Adirondack region: Counties included are: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Ulster and Washington LOTTO - $8,214.00 Mega Millions - $21,568.00 Numbers - $499,404.50 Win 4 - $125,746.00 Pick 10 - $12,128.00 Take Five - $138,248.50 Quick Draw - $446,576.00 Instant Games* - $3,526,534.00 Total prizes p  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $5,045,125.00 MILLION TO HUDSON VALLEY WINNERS FOR WEEK OF OCT. 26-NOV. 1
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Hudson Valley region: Counties included are: Putnam, Rockland, Westchester and Orange LOTTO - $12,680.00 Mega Millions - $42,285.00 Numbers - $666,814.00 Win 4 - $277,431.00 Pick 10 - $20,330.00 Take Five - $181,616.00 Quick Draw - $410,864.00 Instant Games* - $3,475,390.00 Total prizes paid - $5,045,125.00 *This week's top three winning Instant games were: * WIN $1  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $9,302,623.50 MILLION TO LONG ISLAND WINNERS FOR WEEK OF OCT. 26-NOV. 1
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Long Island region: Counties included are: Suffolk and Nassau LOTTO - $22,409.00 Mega Millions - $77,002.00 Numbers - $982,695.00 Win 4 - $418,918.00 Pick 10 - $33,648.00 Take Five - $347,916.50 Quick Draw - $917,444.00 Instant Games* - $6,579,593.00 Total prizes paid - $9,302,623.50 *This week's top three winning Instant games were: * WIN $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE  more

NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF REGENTS ISSUES SUMMARY OF SEPT. 15-16 MONTHLY MEETING
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- The New York State Board of Regents issued the following summary of its monthly meeting: SUMMARY OF THE SEPTEMBER MEETING OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Held at the State Education Building Albany, New York September 15 and 16, 2008 David Johnson, Secretary Board of Regents THE BOARD OF REGENTS The Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York held public sessions on Monday, September 15 at 10:3  more

NEW YORK STATE POINT AND INSURANCE REDUCTION PROGRAM
HERKIMER, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York's Herkimer County Community College issued the following news release: Herkimer County Community College is accepting registrations for a New York State Point and Insurance Reduction Program. The New York State Point and Insurance Reduction Program, approved by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, offers drivers a means to reduce up to four points from their driving record and receive a 10% insurance reduction. The six-hour class  more

NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISHER TO VISIT AREA
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 11 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: He has been behind the handlebars of one of the world's most influential newspapers for the past 15 years, guiding it through an undefined time of transition. Yet Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the New York Times and chairman of the New York Times Co., looks down the road with optimism. Sulzberger is scheduled to take time away from his news empire and his cherished 1968 BMW R-60 motorcyc  more

NEW YORK'S EDUCATION COMMISSIONER MILLS, ANNOUNCES PLANS TO STEP DOWN NEXT YEAR; BEGINS PREPARING FOR TRANSITION
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York State Department of Education issued the following press release: After serving for more than thirteen years as New York's Education Commissioner, Richard P. Mills today announced that he has notified the Board of Regents of his decision to resign from Office by the end of June 2009. Commissioner Mills said, "The Regents, my colleagues and I, together with our partners, have completed an enormous body of work and have taken the first steps in the next p  more

New York, California Inventors Develop Re-Scaling Image Apparatus
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8 -- Kuo-Ching Liang and Raju Hormis, both of New York, and Sreenath Kurupati of Santa Clara, Calif., have developed a method for receiving sequence of input samples. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A method includes receiving a sequence of input samples that represents a row of pixels in an image. The method further includes selecting a re-scaling factor for at least a portion of the row of pixels. The method further includes d  more

New York, Connecticut Inventors Develop Clipboard Assembly
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7 -- Edward A. Wagschal and R. Christopher Kidd, both of New York, Gary L. Hellinger of Greenwich, Conn., have developed a clipboard assembly. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A clipboard may be assembled from a backboard and a clip assembly by sliding the clip assembly onto the top edge of the backboard. The clip assembly and the backboard are shaped so that the clipboard assembly has a substantially continuous contour along its  more

NEWTOWN PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION ISSUES MEETING MINUTES
NEWTOWN, Conn., Oct. 9 -- The Newtown Planning & Zoning Commission issued the following meeting minutes: MINUTES Newtown Planning and Zoning Commission Land Use Office Regular Meeting 31 Pecks Lane, Newtown, Connecticut September 4, 2008 Present: Ms. Dean, Mr. Bloom, Ms. Brymer Mr. Mulholland and Mr. English. Alternates: Mr. Belden and Mr. Cruson. Also present: George Benson, Land Use Director. Clerk: Ms. Wilkin The meeting was opened at 7:31 p.m. p.m. Notice is made that the e  more

NEXTGEN GOAL: PERFORMANCE-BASED NAVIGATION
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following press release: The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) plan to modernize the National Airspace System (NAS) through 2025. Through NextGen, the FAA is addressing the impact of air traffic growth by increasing NAS capacity and efficiency while simultaneously improving safety, environmental impacts, and user access to t  more

NIMH Funded Study Demonstrates That Treatment Works for Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 -- The American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry issued the following news release: A study presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) 55th Annual Meeting in Chicago demonstrates three treatments are effective in treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. According to the study, supported by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), treatment that combines cognitive behavioral therapy  more

NNSA: WORKING TO PREVENT NUCLEAR TERRORISM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration issued the following fact sheet: "The greatest threat before humanity today is the possibility of a secret and sudden attack with chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons." - President George W. Bush, February 11, 2004 The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which has unique expertise in nuclear weapons and nuclear material, plays a key role in t  more

NO INDICTMENT FOLLOWING DEATH INVESTIGATION
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 3 -- The Suffolk County District Attorney issued the following press release: A Suffolk County Grand Jury returned a "no true bill" in the investigation of the death of Kenneth Lazo of Bay Shore. The finding means that the grand jury declined to charge the Suffolk police officers involved in a roadside physical altercation with the suspect on April 12, 2008. Suffolk County Medical Examiner Yvonne Milewski, reported last summer that it was her medical determination th  more

NO TOWER, NO PROBLEM FOR UCCS RADIO
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 30 -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs issued the following press release: There isn't a transmitter, a tower, or a coveted Federal Communications Commission license to broadcast at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. But Radio UCCS, formerly known as iSAMI, is celebrating its move from a windowless back room to new quarters at the University Center and administrative ties to the university's Information Technology Department. There w  more

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER TO GIVE LECTURE
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 27 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel will give the third annual Shapiro Distinguished Lecture Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium on Main Campus. His talk is titled "What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us About Confronting Fanaticism and Building Moral Unity in a Diverse Society." Wiesel is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, author and political activist. At age 14, he wa  more

NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS RECIPIENT LEDERMAN TO SPEAK ON MARCH 28
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., March 18 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Dr. Leon M. Lederman, recipient of the coveted Nobel Prize in Physics, will give two talks at Austin Peay State University on Friday, March 28, 2008. There will be a general talk, free and open to the public, from 1-2 p.m., March 28 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. Designed primarily for the American Association of Physics Teachers (TAAPT) meeting at APSU, the second tal  more

NOBEL PRIZE WINNER NASH, HENDREN NOTED PSYCHIATRIST, RESEARCHER, TO ADDRESS UMDNJ'S LARGEST GRADUATING CLASS ON MAY 21
NEWARK, N.J., May 19 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey will graduate the largest class in the school's history during the 38th Annual Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, at the Izod Center in the Meadowlands. John Nash, Ph.D., winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Economics, and Dr. Robert L. Hendren, a national leader in the field of child and adolescent psychiatr  more

NONTRADITIONAL STUDENT RECOGNITION WEEK CELEBRATED AT EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE
NEW YORK, Oct. 28 -- The State University of New York's Empire State College issued the following news release: Nontraditional students - those who are older than 24, live off campus, are financially independent, married, are studying part time or any combination of the above - constitute a growing demographic at colleges across the nation. Nearly 50 percent of new and returning students on college campuses are considered nontraditional, according to the Association for Nontraditional Student  more

NORTH CAROLINA ZOO NAMES NEW GENERAL CURATOR
ASHEBORO, N.C., Oct. 31 -- The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources' North Carolina Zoo issued the following news release: The North Carolina Zoo has named Curator of Birds Ken Reininger as the park's new general curator. Reininger replaces Steve Miller who resigned in July to return to his native Ohio. Reininger has served as curator of birds for the N.C. Zoo since 1993. As general curator, he will oversee the zoo division in charge of animal care, acquisition an  more

NORTH LAKE COLLEGE WINS SECOND NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP
IRVING, Texas, March 18 -- North Lake College issued the following news release: The North Lake College Blazer basketball team won the 2008 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III national title with a 73-70 win over Joliet Junior College, Ill. The tournament ended on Saturday, March 15 in Delhi, New York. The North Lake Blazers also won the tournament in 2006. The Blazers defeated Brookhaven College 98-89 to win the Metro Athletic Conference championship game and  more

NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY TO HOST AREA STUDENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING
ABERDEEN, S.D., Oct. 23 -- Northern State University issued the following news release: Students and staff at Northern State University, Presentation College, and Aberdeen Central High School gathered to learn the basics of coordinating successful alternative break service trips at an Alternative Break Site Leader Training on Oct. 17-18 at NSU's Student Center. Staff from Break Away, the nationally known experts in assisting and connecting schools and communities in promoting quality alternat  more

NOV. 11: DISCOVER POET'S 'INNER EYE' WITH NEH VISITING PROFESSOR
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam will host a lecture by National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Visiting Professor of English Carol Frost titled "Elizabeth Bishop's Inner Eye" on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the eighth floor lounge of Raymond Hall. The last presentation in her three-part series titled "Poetic Imagination and Aesthetics," "Elizabeth Bishop's Inner Eye" will express Frost's   more

NOV. 14: SPECIAL COLLABORATION PART OF SUNY POTSDAM FACULTY DANCE CONCERT
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: As part of the annual Faculty Dance Concert, eight students will perform a special piece choreographed by Associate Professor of Dance Donald Borsh with music by Crane School of Music Faculty Emeritus Art Frackenpohl. The collaboration has a long history beginning several years ago when Frackenpohl approached Borsh about choreographing one of his early pieces of music after he saw Borsh's  more

NOV. 14: SUNY POTSDAM PRESENTS 'EYES WILL ROLL' FACULTY DANCE CONCERT
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Eyes Will Roll," an evening of faculty and guest artist choreographed dance works, on Friday, Nov. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. in the Satterlee Hall Theater. "Eyes Will Roll" is a presentation of eight dance and dance-theatre works choreographed by current theatre and dance faculty membe  more

NOV. 19: CRANE WIND ENSEMBLE TO FEATURE GUEST COMPOSER
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam's Crane Wind Ensemble will feature a piece by guest composer Dr. Joel Puckett of Towson University in their Wednesday, Nov. 19, recital, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. Conducted by Dr. Brian K. Doyle, the Crane Wind Ensemble is the select wind band at The Crane School of Music. The membership is determined by audition at the beginnin  more

NOV. 8 'OPEN STUDIOS' AT PURCHASE COLLEGE DISPLAY GRADUATE STUDENTS' ART
PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Purchase issued the following news release: Open Studios on Saturday, November 8 at Purchase College offers the public a rare opportunity to visit the work spaces of 12 graduate students in the School of Art and Design's Master of Fine Arts program. The free event from 1-5 PM in the Visual Arts Building on the Purchase College campus will showcase artwork in a variety of media including (but not limited to) drawing, painting, s  more

NOVEMBER DISPLAYS AT LOWER BRANCH LIBRARY
CAPE MAY, N.J., Oct. 31 -- Cape May County issued the following news release: The Lower Branch of the Cape May County Library located at 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas will host the following displays during November: * Photographs taken by Rev. Gerald H. Ihle of autumn's beauty are featured. A photographer for fifty years, Rev. Ihle recently copyrighted a coffee table book of photography on the Northeast. * A display featuring international fashion dolls is presented by Anne Scrocca of Low  more

NSF PLAYS MAJOR ROLE IN COMPLEX INTERNATIONAL EVACUATION OF AN INJURED AUSTRALIAN FROM ANTARCTICA
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- The National Science Foundation issued the following press release: A complicated international air operation coordinated by the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation (NSF), has successfully evacuated a badly injured employee of the Australian Antarctic Division from Antarctica to a hospital in Hobart, Tasmania. The patient arrived in Tasmania just before midnight local time on Nov. 5, after a roughly 10-hour flight from Australia  more

NURSES ASSOCIATION CEO TO VISIT CAMPUS, MEET WITH STUDENTS
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Plattsburgh issued the following news release: The chief executive officer of the New York State Nurses Association will be the next distinguished visiting alumna at Plattsburgh State Nov. 4-5. Tina Gerardi, a 1980 graduate of the college's nursing program, returns to campus at the invitation of the DVA program and will meet with students, sit in on their classes and discuss her career in nursing and administration. Gerar  more

NURSING ENTRANCE TEST
BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 27 -- The State University of New York's Erie Community College issued the following news release: You have received an invitation to register for the Nursing Entrance Test (NET) because you applied to nursing for Spring 2009. Please register for the next available test scheduled Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm by completing the registration form below. All nursing applicants are required to sit for the NET and receive a passing score. Sample question  more

NY Attorney General Investigating Health Insurers
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The Healthcare Association of New York State today applauded Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's investigation of UnitedHealth Group and its Ingenix subsidiary for allegedly defrauding consumers by manipulating reimbursement rates. Cuomo yesterday announced plans to sue United and four of its subsidiaries, alleging that Ingenix operates "a defective and manipulated database" that health insurers use to set reimbursement ra  more

NY Awards $105 Million In Health IT Grants
WASHINGTON, March 31 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: New York has awarded $105 million in grants to 19 health information technology projects, Gov. David Paterson announced Friday. The recipients will collaborate to link Medicaid data to interoperable electronic health records and EHRs to the state's immunization registry. They also will work to improve patient access and control over their personal health records, and implement quality measurement and reporting capabil  more

NY League of Conservation Voters Endorses Paul Tonko for Congress
NEW YORK, Aug. 1 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: The New York League of Conservation Voters, the political voice for New York's environmental community, today announced its endorsement of Paul Tonko for the 21st Congressional District, representing all or parts of Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties. Paul Tonko's credentials   more

OBAMA ASSURES PAKISTAN HELP IN TERROR WAR, MAY MEET ZARDARI
Islamabad, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) US President-elect Barack Obama called Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Saturday morning and assured him that his administration would take Islamabad along in all decisions regarding the war on terror. Zardari is likely to meet Obama during his trip to the US next week. Obama called Zardari to thank him for the warm wishes from Pakistan on his election, a senior government official told IANS. The call lasted for over 20 minutes during which Obama assured that th  more

OBAMA TEAM MEMBER HAS SANGH LINKS
NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 8 -- US PRESIDENT-ELECT Barack Obama may have cultivated a left-of-center image for himself, but Sonal Shah, the Indian-American advisor in his transition team, has well established rightwing leanings. The 40-year-old economist has been associated with the overseas activities of the Sangh Parivar. She was a national coordinator of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America campaign to raise funds for Gujarat earthquake victims in 2001. Her father Ramesh Shah, a vice-president o  more

OBAMA TEAM MEMBER HAS SANGH LINKS
NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 8 -- US PRESIDENT-ELECT Barack Obama may have cultivated a left-of-centre image for himself, but Sonal Shah, the Indian-American adviser in his transition team, has well established right-wing leanings. The 40-year-old economist has been associated with the overseas activities of the Sangh Parivar. She was a national coordinator of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America campaign to raise funds for Gujarat earthquake victims in 2001. Her father Ramesh Shah, a vice-president  more

OBAMA'S ELECTION IS A VICTORY FOR RADICAL ISLAMIC GROUPS: IRAQI JIHADI GROUP
Dubai, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): The election of Barack Obama as the 44th US president represents a victory for radical Islamic groups that had battled American forces since the invasion of Iraq, leader of a jihadi group in Iraq has said. The statement, which experts said was part of the psychological duel with the United States, was included in a 25-minute audiotaped speech by Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella organization that claims ties to Al Qaeda. Baghdadi's  more

OBERLIN PROFESSOR SALVATORE CHAMPAGNE GIVING SMITH CHAPEL RECITAL
ERIE, Pa., April 1 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, hosts an evening of English, French, and Italian art songs presented by Salvatore Champagne, associate professor of singing at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, on Monday, April 21. Champagne's recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel and is free and open to the public. He will be accompanied by John Champag  more

OCT. 7: ORGAN RECITAL WITH DAVID PECKHAM
ERIE, Pa., Oct. 1 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: The Smith Music Series continues on Tuesday, October 7, with a performance by David Peckham on the 21-stop mechanical-action organ in the college's Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel. The recital begins at 12:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A classically trained graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Peckham also is a theatre organist whose touring schedule takes him throug  more

OHIO AMONG FULBRIGHT'S TOP TIER NATIONALLY
ATHENS, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Ohio University is among the nation's top finishers in Fulbright awards this year, tying for seventh in faculty grants, sharing the 21st spot in student awards and leading all Ohio schools in both categories. The five 2008-09 faculty awards were topped only by the University of Washington, Georgetown University, University of Arizona, University of California-Berkeley, the University of Georgia and Penn State Univers  more

OLYMPIC SWIMMING CHAMPION PHELPS PAINTING IN NEW NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF SPORT EXHIBIT
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 24 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis issued the following news release: A watercolor painting of Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps is one of the features of a new exhibit at the National Art Museum of Sport on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. The exhibit, "James Fiorentino and Friends," runs through March 15, 2009, at NAMOS, located in the University Place Conference Center and Hotel at IUPUI, 850 W. Michigan St.   more

OPEN HOUSE NIGHT IN ASTRONOMY IS APRIL 17
ERIE, Pa., April 1 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Roger Knacke, professor of physics and astronomy and director of the School of Science at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host the next Open House Night in Astronomy on Thursday, April 17. "Sending a MESSENGER to Mercury: A Mission Update" will share the latest research on and photos of the mysterious Mercury beginning at 7:30 p.m. in 101 Otto Behrend Science Building. Adm  more

OPEN REGISTRATION FOR WINTER 2008 INTERSESSION BEGINS NOV. 10
JEFFERSON, N.Y., Oct. 28 -- The State University of New York's Jefferson Community College issued the following news release: Registration at Jefferson Community College for winter intersession courses opens November 10, 2008. For many college students, winter break is an ideal time to work on a prerequisite for a spring semester course, shorten the time until graduation or take a general education course that will transfer to their home school. Winter intersession courses begin Monday, De  more

OSWEGO REELS IN SUMMER SCHOOL OF MEDIA ARTS
OSWEGO, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York at Oswego issued the following news release: SUNY Oswego expects to draw up to 60 creative, high-achieving high school students each of the next five years as the college begins hosting the annual New York State Summer School of Media Arts. The four-week residential program coordinated by the New York State Education Department also will bring around six figures in revenue to campus every year for use of facilities and residence hal  more

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PROPEL DEAN STRAUSSMAN TO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FELLOWSHIP
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 3 -- SUNY-University at Albany issued the following news release: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Dean Jeffrey Straussman has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) for his sustained and outstanding contribution to the field of public administration through public service and scholarship. New Fellows will be introduced to the Academy November 19-21, during the 2008 Fall Meeting at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washing  more

PALIN BEING MADE A SCAPEGOAT OVER SHOPPING TO COVER CAMPAIGN FAILURE: AIDE
New York, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): A longtime aide of John McCain's vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, has bashed critics claiming that the Alaska governor was unfairly being made a scapegoat for the Republican campaign's missteps. Meg Stapleton gave a piece of her mind to anonymous critics inside the now defunct McCain-Palin team, claiming that they were inappropriately using Palin's infamous 150,000 dollars shopping spree to cover up their misdeeds. Stapleton insisted that it was the campaign   more

PANELS, PERFORMANCES TO COMPLEMENT UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON INVESTITURE, HOMECOMING EVENTS NOV. 3 - 5
HOUSTON, Oct. 31 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: The University of Houston is celebrating more than eight decades of "Cougar Pride" while looking forward to a new era of excellence. During the first week of November, Homecoming 2008 and the investiture of UH President Renu Khator will commemorate the university's past, present and, most importantly, its future. Among the scheduled events are three unique academic panels that will inspire and entertain audien  more

PARKING CHANGES TO GO INTO EFFECT IN NEWBURGH ON NOV. 5
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y., Nov. 4 -- The State University of New York-Orange County issued the following news release: Beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 5, construction crews will begin work at the future site of Kaplan Hall, to be located at the intersection of Grand and First streets in Newburgh. During construction, the College and nearby community will be required to utilize alternative parking measures. New parking procedures for students, faculty and staff are listed below. 1. The parking lot alon  more

PASSENGER SPACE TRAVEL MAY BE A REALITY BY MIDDLE OF NEXT DECADE
London, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): Scientists have envisioned passenger space travel becoming a reality by the middle of next decade, which would enable people to go from one side of the globe to the other in a couple of hours. According to a report in the Telegraph, A number of scientists are convinced that "space tourism" and "sub-orbital point to point travel" (SPTP) are on the point of becoming flourishing industries. Space tourism, which is already a reality, can only be afforded by the affluent,  more

Paul Tonko Calls on President Bush to Sign 21st Century G.I. Bill
ALBANY, N.Y., May 26 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Congressional candidate Paul Tonko today honored the bravery and sacrifice made by troops serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, and around the world and pledged to continue supporting programs and measures that provide comprehensive assistance to veterans following service to the United States. Tonko paid tribute to fallen heroes to  more

Paul Tonko Condemns National Grid Rate Increase
ALBANY, N.Y., May 23 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Speaking out against National Gird's proposed rate increases, Paul Tonko dismissed the company's claims that the higher utility fees would lead to safer and more resourceful distribution. "At a time when residents throughout Upstate New York are reeling from high fuel prices for their automobiles, they don't need further   more

Paul Tonko Files Over 7000 Petition Signatures
ALBANY, N.Y., July 10 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic candidate for New York's 21st Congressional District, filed designating petitions with the New York State Board of Elections today in order to be placed on the ballot for the Democratic primary on September 9th, 2008. With over 7,000 signatures from all seven counties in the Congressional District, Pa  more

Paul Tonko Responds To Funds For Home Heating
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 22 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: "President Bush yesterday authorized the release of roughly $120 million in contingency funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, in response to what will be historically high home heating oil prices this winter. Of this, only $12 million will be allocated to New York State. This relates to roughly $25 per L  more

Paul Tonko Statement On Economic Recovery Plan
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 4 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following statement: "I support the action taken by the House of Representatives yesterday to pass the Economic Stability Act. Although I strongly disagree with several aspects of this legislation, these actions are necessary to ensure the continued flow of credit that allows families to buy homes and send their children to college. I believe the t  more

Paul Tonko Statement On Financial Crisis
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 24 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following statement: Paul Tonko Statement On Financial Crisis "The American people can certainly understand the gravity of the current economic situation as Congress weighs the historic $700 billion bailout package proposed by the Bush administration. It is clear from the events of the last few weeks that something must be done to ensure that   more

Paul Tonko Thanks Supporters Following Primary Night Victory
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 10 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 21st District, thanked voters and supporters following his victory Tuesday in the Democratic primary. "I am honored to have the chance to represent the Democratic Party on Election Day in November," said Tonko. "Over the last few months, I've met with thousands of peo  more

PCC-CASCADE EXHIBIT FEATURES VIDEOS AS ART
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 30 -- Portland Community College issued the following news release: Portland Community College's Cascade Art Gallery will feature the work of Julie Perini in the art exhibit, "All Julie All the Time." The exhibition of videos and photographs will run from Nov. 19 through Dec. 31. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be a site specific banquet performed by the artist from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the gallery and an art  more

PCMA Announces Keynotes for 2009 Annual Meeting
NEW YORK, Oct. 28 -- The Meetings Industry Megasite issued the following news release: Noted humanitarian Stephen Lewis, economic analyst Jeremy Siegel and New York Times columnist David Brooks will headline the Professional Convention Management Associaton's (PCMA) 53rd Annual Meeting, it announced last week. The meeting, taking place Jan. 11-14, 2009, in New Orleans, will feature the theme "Convening Leaders." "We are ecstatic about our general session speakers," PCMA President and CEO D  more

PENN STATE BEHREND, CANISIUS PARTNER FOR NEW 3+2 ENGINEERING DUAL DEGREE
ERIE, Pa., Feb. 4 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: A new partnership creates the opportunity for students at a Buffalo, N.Y., liberal arts college to also pursue a mechanical engineering degree from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Penn State Behrend's School of Engineering has signed an articulation agreement for a 3+2 dual degree program in liberal arts and engineering with Canisius College in the Hamlin Park neighborhood of B  more

PENNSYLVANIA SEA GRANT PROMOTED
ERIE, Pa., July 22 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last week that Pennsylvania Sea Grant has been promoted to Institutional Sea Grant Program status. Pennsylvania Sea Grant is administered by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and staffs two locations--a Lake Erie Office in the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle State Park and a Delaware Estuary Offi  more

PERSONAL INTEREST WORKSHOP-DRESS FOR SUCCESS
HERKIMER, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York's Herkimer County Community College issued the following news release: Herkimer County Community College is offering the following personal interest workshop. Dress for Success from Head to Toe will show the importance of taking care of your skin, applying makeup and dressing for the job you want, not the job you have. Participants will be treated to a facial. The workshop will be held Wednesday, November 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p  more

PFIZER TO PAYS $60 MILLION FOR DECEPTIVE DRUG MARKETING, ATTORNEY GENERAL COOPER SAYS
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 22 -- The North Carolina Attorney General issued the following news release: Pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer will pay North Carolina and 32 other states a total of $60 million and reform its marketing and advertising, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today. The consent judgment resolves a five-year investigation into Pfizer's promotion of the Cox-2 drugs Celebrex® and Bextra. "Patients and their doctors need trustworthy information about prescription drugs, n  more

PHOTOGRAPHER, SOCIAL ACTIVIST TO DELIVER LOU DOUGLAS LECTURE AT KANSAS STATE
MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 29 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Paula Allen, who for more than 20 years has been using her camera to record the plight of abused and repressed women around the globe, will present "Women Around the World Demand Justice" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall at Kansas State University. The photo and lecture event is sponsored by K-State's Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues. Allen's photographs a  more

PIECE OF NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY CELEBRATES 'HOMECOMING' AFTER ALUMNA DONATION
ALVA, Okla., Oct. 28 -- Northwestern Oklahoma State University issued the following news release: With homecoming fast approaching at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, it seems only fitting that a remnant of the university's history is having a "homecoming" of its own, more than 70 years later. Finial from the Castle on the Hill Finials circled on the Castle on the Hill Ava Poole and Hellene Fuller Mitchell with the finial. Finials in museum A second known finial salvaged  more

PMAA Report On National Elections
ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 5 -- The Petroleum Marketers Association of America issued the following news release: During a speech early this morning, President-Elect Barack Obama listed energy and specifically global warming as two of his top agenda items. In the past Obama has called for a windfall tax on oil company profits and for cutting the greenhouse-gas emissions produced by coal-fired plants, but he has also vowed support for clean coal technology. He has promised to boost mileage standards  more

POET DOTY TO READ AT UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 27 -- Utah State University issued the following news release: The only American poet to have won Great Britain's T.S. Elliot Prize is the next guest in Utah State University's Department of English Speaker Series. Poet Mark Doty will read from his work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Haight Alumni Center (approximately 650 N. 800 East, Logan) on the USU campus. Doty is also part of a panel discussion Friday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m., at the same location. Both events are fre  more

POET LAUREATE COLLINS TO SPEAK IN STEVENS POINT ON OCT. 30
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Oct. 23 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: Poet Billy Collins, the United States Poet Laureate from 2001-2003, will speak in Stevens Point on Thursday, October 30, as part of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Performing Arts Series. Collins will give his presentation at Sentry Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $6 for youth. UWSP students with ID may buy tickets in advance   more

POETRY READINGS BY DANIELS, BREWER SET
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 7 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Austin Peay State University's Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will provide poetry readings by Kate Daniels and Gaylord Brewer. Presented as part of the Visiting Writers Series, this event is free and open to the public. The readings begin at 4 p.m., Oct. 22 at the Gentry Auditorium, located in the Kimbrough Building. A professor at Vanderbilt University, Daniels has written "The Nio  more

POINTERS HEADING TO CENTRAL REGIONAL
INDIANAPOLIS, May 12 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: The 23rd-ranked UW-Stevens Point baseball team will be the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Division III Baseball Central Regional hosted by Augustana College and will open up against Linfield College on Wednesday. Also playing in the six-team regional is Illinois Wesleyan (33-9), who is the top seed, the host, Augustana College (32-11), Wartburg College (IA) (26-13), Linfield (OR) (30-10), and Webst  more

PPL Named 'Program Of The Year' For Economic Development Effort
ALLENTOWN, Pa., Nov. 7 -- PPL issued the following news release: PPL Corporation's efforts to help attract jobs to southern Pennsylvania have been named 2007 Program of the Year by the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association. The award recognizes PPL's work to analyze what attracted agriculture, food and alternative energy industries to Berks, Chester, Lancaster and Lebanon counties and how those counties can build on that success. "Economic development is fiercely competitive, an  more

PRESIDENT SCHWARZ OF PURCHASE COLLEGE JOINS 45 UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE PRESIDENTS IN COALITION FOR CAMPUS CHANGE
PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York at Purchase issued the following news release: President Schwarz is one of 45 university and college presidents who have formed a national Leadership Coalition committing their campuses to becoming models for what liberal education can offer - and most effectively deliver. In partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the institutions in the Leadership Coalition will receive support for their work over  more

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE
GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Oct. 28 -- Nassau Community College issued the following news release: The Student Government Association at Nassau Community College has arranged an Election Day debate among students from the Debate Team and the Political Science Organization. It will take place on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4 at 11:30 a.m. in the College Center Building. Students will represent the positions of Barack Obama and John McCain on taxes, the economy, health care, Iraq and Afghanistan and  more

PRESIDENTS TO DISCUSS NEED FOR TIER ONE UNIVERSITIES
DALLAS, Oct. 28 -- The University of Texas at Dallas issued the following news release: On Wednesday, Oct. 29, radio and Internet listeners of the popular KERA program Think will have a rare opportunity to hear three sitting university presidents discuss the need for more Tier 1 research universities in Texas, and specifically in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Presidents David E. Daniel, James (Jim) Spaniolo and Gretchen M. Bataille, of UT Dallas, UT Arlington and the University of North  more

PRIZE-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT KUSHNER'S OCT. 28 VISIT CANCELLED
GREENVILLE, N.C., Oct. 27 -- The University of North Carolina-Greensboro issued the following press release: An emergency has forced Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner to cancel his Oct. 28 visit to UNCG. Kushner had been scheduled to answer questions about his work at 7:30 p.m. in Aycock Auditorium. The event will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Born in New York City in 1956, and raised in Lake Charles, La., Kushner is best known for "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia O  more

PROFESSOR EMERITUS LEONARD VOGT CO-EDITS BOOK ON PROGRESSIVE TEACHING
LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Oct. 24 -- The City University of New York's LaGuardia Community College issued the following news release: Dr. Leonard Vogt, Professor Emeritus of English, recently co-edited Controversies in the Classroom (Teachers College Press, 2008), a compilation of essays on teaching about war, globalization, race, sexuality and threats to public education. The book features the most important writing from the past 15 years of Radical Teacher magazine, a socialist, feminist a  more

PROFESSOR HOFFMAN HONORED WITH 'EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR' AWARD
NEW YORK, Oct. 27 -- The City University of New York's New York City College of Technology issued the following news release: Hospitality Management Professor Louise Hoffman was named "Educator of the Year" by Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR). Hoffman, an award-winning pastry chef who is a longtime resident of Park Slope, was honored "for inspiring a new generation of women chefs and restaurateurs through her passion, service and dedication." She began teaching at City Tech in 1993. "A  more

PROFESSOR RUSSELL TO DISCUSS HER NEWEST BOOK STAND IN THE LIGHT
SILVER CITY, N.M., March 13 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: Sharman Apt Russell, a professor in the Humanities Department at WNMU, has been asked this March 27 to be one of four key speakers at the Author Dinner at Estes Park, Colorado for the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association. The dinner is the centerpiece of the association's annual spring meeting which is attended by over a 100 bookstore owners and booksellers from around the We  more

PROFESSOR'S BOOK LOOKS AT RELIGION'S ROLE IN CRIME
OSWEGO, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York at Oswego issued the following news release: Sensitive to an emerging social issue five years ago, Dr. Karel Kurst-Swanger of SUNY Oswego's public justice faculty thought of developing a course. Looking for a textbook on the issue-religion and crime-she found none existed. So she wrote it. "Worship and Sin" was published earlier this year by Peter Lang Publishers and is the text for the course Kurst-Swanger is teaching this fall for  more

Public Employees Federation Endorses Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 21 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: New York's second largest state employees union is endorsing Democrat Paul Tonko's candidacy for Congress in the 21st District. The New York State Public Employees Federation announced today that it would back Tonko, who is seeking to replace the retiring Michael McNulty. The Public Employees Federation represents 59,000  more

PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL WEST SPEAKS ON NOV. 6; SOLD OUT
BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- Buffalo State College issued the following news release: The United Students Government is proud to present Cornel West, one of America's most provocative public intellectuals, on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall. A champion of racial justice since childhood, West uses his writing, speaking and teaching to weave together the traditions of the black Baptist Church, progressive politics and jazz. The New York Times has prais  more

PUBLIC READING, BLUES HARMONICA PRESENTATION SET FOR NOV. 11
DOVER, Del., Oct. 27 -- The University of Delaware issued the following news release: Adam Gussow, associate professor of English and southern studies at the University of Mississippi, will give a talk, "Documentary Fakelore: Unmasking the Travel Channel's Secrets of the Delta Blues," at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in 208 Gore Hall. A member of the blues duo Satan and Adam, Gussow describes himself as "a New York blues guy hired to teach southern studies 101 at Ole Miss," whose job is "to  more

PURCHASE VARSITY TEAMS PLANT TREES AT NEW TURF FIELD; ONE TREE PLANTED IN MEMORY OF STUDENT REIS
PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The State University of New York at Purchase issued the following news release: The Purchase College varsity teams have planted 13 trees on the north side of the new turf field parking lot. They replace trees that were cut down to make way for the new field. They include red maples and crab apple trees. One tree was planted in memory of Virginia Reis, a student who worked for the Division of Physical Education. A plaque will be placed in her honor near the tree.  more

PURDUE UNIVERSITY NAMES ROLLOCK VICE PRESIDENT FOR ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct. 31 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Alysa Christmas Rollock, currently vice president for human relations at Purdue University, will be assuming a new role commensurate with functional changes in her office. Effective Monday (Nov. 3), Rollock's new title will be vice president for ethics and compliance. In her current role as vice president for human relations, Rollock serves as the university's equal opportunity and Title IX officer with r  more

QUAD RUGBY TEAM HOSTS TOURNAMENT NOV. 7 - 9
DURHAM, N.H., Oct. 30 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release: The Northeast Passage Wildcats, the University of New Hampshire's quad rugby team, will be hosting a tournament during the weekend of Nov. 7 - 9, 2008. Northeast Passage is a program of the University of New Hampshire and offers adaptive sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities. Quad rugby teams from New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Florida and Canada will be competing.   more

RA 2009: Speak Up, Speak Out
LATHAM, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following Representative Assembly update: The 37th Annual Representative Assembly of NYSUT takes place at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo Thursday, April 2 - Saturday, April 4, 2009. Members make their voices heard by electing local delegates who represent them at NYSUT's annual convention, the Representative Assembly. The RA is the union's highest policy-making body, except for a membership referendum.   more

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HOLD TRANSFER FAIR
NORTH BRANCH, N.J., Oct. 31 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: Students looking to transfer to four-year colleges and universities are invited to attend a Transfer Fair Monday, November 10, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC). The event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held in the Conference Center at the College's North Branch Campus. Representatives from more than 40 four-year colleges and universities  more

RATTLERS FILL FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY'S GYM TO CAPACITY IN ANTICIPATION OF PRESIDENT AMMONS' STATE OF UNIVERSITY ADDRESS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 29 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Standing room only describes Florida A&M University's (FAMU) Annual President's Convocation. Cheers of anticipation grew silent as a processional of FAMU's faculty, followed by distinguished guests, entered the gym draped in academic regalia for the day's occasion. As it turns out, this President's Convocation would commemorate more than just the   more

Realtors Prepare for Presidential Transition
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release: As a new administration and Congress prepare to take office in January, Realtors are gearing up to engage incoming legislators and regulators to take quick action to stabilize the housing market and strengthen nation's economy. During the Regulatory Issues Forum today at the 2008 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, Realtors heard from political, financial and housing experts gaining insights into how admini  more

RECORDER CONSORT TO PRESENT 'BELLA ITALIA'
OSWEGO, N.Y., Nov. 3 -- The State University of New York at Oswego issued the following news release: "Bella Italia" is the theme of the fall concert by the SUNY Oswego Recorder Consort at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Church of the Resurrection, corner of West Fifth and Cayuga streets in Oswego. Admission is free. "The program will feature masterpieces of the rich repertoire of Italian music, ranging from the classical to the popular traditions," said the consort's director, Dr. Maril  more

REGISTRATION FOR NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE WINTER SESSION 2009 SOON WILL BE TAKING PLACE
GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Oct. 28 -- Nassau Community College issued the following news release: Registration for the Winter 2009 Session begins on November 10 at Nassau Community College. Winter Session classes take place between Monday, December 29, 2008 and Friday, January 16, 2009. Continuing Students may Register Online: Students login by visiting www.ncc.edu/registration. New Students may Register In Person: New students go to the Registrar's Office at Nassau Community College, which is   more

REP. CLARKE TO HOST COMMUNITY JOB FAIR
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y. (11th CD), has issued the following news release: On Thursday, October 30, 2008, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-11), member of the House Education and Labor Committee, will host a job fair for her constituents. Rep. Clarke made the following remarks regarding the upcoming event: "In these challenging economic times, with many workers facing reduced hours and salary cuts, many working families and individuals in Brooklyn are looki  more

REP. PASCRELL, NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCE IMPROVEMENTS TO BLOOMFIELD'S WATSESSING STATION
BLOOMFIELD, N.J., Oct. 30 -- Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J. (8th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. joined NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of improvements to the Montclair-Boonton Line's historic Watsessing Station in Bloomfield. "I am an advocate for public transportation in Congress because I know how important NJ TRANSIT is for the residents of my district and for tens of thousand  more

REP. PITTS' FRIDAY FAXLINE, OCT. 31
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Rep. Joseph R. Pitts, R-Pa. (16th CD), issued the following weekly update: Exploring alternative energy sources In recent weeks, I have been visiting with people in my district who are developing alternative ways of power generation. These methods are very promising and very interesting. A couple of weeks ago, I visited the farm of Luke Brubaker. He is producing electricity from methane emitted by cow manure. This week I visited the Southeastern Chester County Refuse  more

REPORT ON U.S. PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS OF FOREIGN SECURITIES AT END-YEAR 2007
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued the following report: The findings from an annual survey of U.S. portfolio holdings of foreign securities at end-year 2007 are released today and posted on the U.S. Treasury web site http://www.treas.gov/tic/fpis.html A complementary survey measuring foreign portfolio holdings of U.S. securities is also carried out annually. Preliminary results from the most recent such survey, covering securities held as of June 30, 2008, a  more

Report: Consumers May Need Help Directing Medicaid Personal Care
WASHINGTON, March 24 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: States that allow disabled Medicaid beneficiaries to direct their own personal care services should be careful to provide sufficient support to help beneficiaries find quality direct care workers and back-up assistance when needed, according to two new reports from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. In 2006, 42 states offered programs allowing Medicaid beneficiaries to direct their own personal assis  more

Report: Medicaid Rule Could Cost NYC Hospitals $1.18 Billion
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: Public and private non-profit hospitals that provide uncompensated care to the poor in the city of New York would lose $1.18 billion in Medicaid payments if Congress fails to extend the moratorium on a rule ending Medicaid funding for graduate medical education, according to a new report from the city's Independent Budget Office. The IBO said eliminating GME payments would disproportionately affect the city because of i  more

Report: States Testing New Medicaid Care Management Strategies
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: States are experimenting with a variety of innovative care models, financing structures and performance measurement strategies to lower costs and improve care for chronically ill and disabled Medicaid patients, according to a new study by the Center for Health Care Strategies. The new models "embody a core set of care management elements that are not unlike those of traditional managed care but give states different '  more

RETIRED COLONEL GRIFFIS ACCEPTS ENDOWED CHAIR IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
WEST POINT, N.Y., Oct. 28 -- United States Military at West Point issued the following news release: Retired Colonel Bud Griffis was announced as the Class of 1953 Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering today. Griffis, a member of the USMA Class of 1960, succeeds James L. Lammie (USMA '53) and will be only the second '53 Chair in CE. Griffis served as a Corps of Engineers officer, and since his retirement in 1986, has become a prominent civil engineer. He currently serves as Head of the Depart  more

Revised Homecoming Schedule
THROGS NECK, N.Y., Sept. 26 -- The State University of New York Maritime College issued the following news release: 8:30 AM Class of 1958 Continental Breakfast Moved to 2nd Floor Riesenberg Hall (Gym) 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Moved to 1st Floor Riesenberg Hall (Gym) 9:00-9:45 AM Preserving Our Heritage By Phil Dilloway and Frank Nickels Remains in Fort Schuyler - Classroom B-3 9:30 AM Maritime Industry Museum Program Remains in Museum 10:00 AM Pass in Review &  more

RGGI STATES' FIRST CO2 AUCTION COMPLETED
CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 30 -- The New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning issued the following news release: The states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) this week announced that the auctioning of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions allowances in North America is off to a strong start. All of the 12,565,387 allowances offered for sale on September 25, 2008 were sold at a clearing price of US $3.07 per allowance. RGGI Inc. reported that 59 participants from the ene  more

RIHANNA FELL ILL WHILE PERFORMING IN AUSTRALIA
New York, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) Singer Rihanna had to leave mid-performance when she got sick during her concert in Australia. According to TMZ.com, Rihanna began clutching her stomach and ran off stage while performing in Sydney with her boyfriend Chris Brown Thursday. A source said: "It was very hot at the venue so after Rihanna's set was over, she went off stage and needed to sit down, catch her breath and have some water. She is perfectly healthy."  more

RIO SALADO GRADUATE BECK ON NATIONAL BROADCAST
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 27 -- Maricopa Community Colleges' Rio Salado Community College issued the following news release: Rio Salado College graduate Dawn Beck was highlighted on a national broadcast "A Promise in Jeopardy" last week. The live, two- hour town hall meeting on educational issues included a national panel of experts and community colleges from five cities (Phoenix, Chicago, Salt Lake City, New York City and Philadelphia). Panelists answered questions from students at each of the   more

RIVALS.COM LISTS MEDLAR FIELD AS ONE TOP TEN BASEBALL STADIUMS
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 31 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, home of Penn State baseball, was named as one of the Top Ten college baseball stadiums in America, according to rivals.com at Yahoo! Sports. Rivals.com also is conducting a fan poll on the topic. To vote for Lubrano Park as the best place to watch college baseball, go to http://collegebaseball.rivals.com/showmsg.asp?fid=2308&tid=117266133&mid=117266133&sid=1169&style  more

RIVERLAND'S JAMES WEGNER ART GALLERY FEATURES ARTIST RICH
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 27 -- Riverland Community College issued the following news release: The Riverland Community College James Wegner Art Gallery is currently featuring "Twilight Abstractions," a show by artist David Rich. The show will be on display through Friday, November 7. The artist will present a talk on his work Tuesday, November 4 from 9:45 to 11 a.m. in the gallery in the West Building on the Austin Campus. The event is open to the public. David Rich is a long-time instructor at   more

ROBERT P. HUBBARD'S GIFT IS A WELCOMING SYMBOL FOR KEENE STATE COLLEGE
KEENE, N.H., Oct. 23 -- Keene State College issued the following news release: The Singer, a sculpture by David Aronson, was recently installed in front of the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College. The bronze sculpture, which greets all who come to the Redfern for classes, concerts, and theatre and dance performances, is one of 56 works of art that Robert P. Hubbard has given to the College. Hubbard, who came to know Keene State while visiting two grandnieces who attended the College  more

ROCKEFELLER COLLEGE HONORS ALUMNI FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 3 -- SUNY-University at Albany issued the following news release: The Commissioner of the New York State Department of Civil Service, a University at Albany professor of political science, and the legislative policy adviser to Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo are among those being honored on Nov. 13 at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony. "Rockefeller College has one of the best programs in the nation in public affair  more

RTNDA Candidates for Regional Director
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Radio Television News Directors Association issued the following news release: RTNDA is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for Regional Director. Article XII, Section 2 of the RTNDA Constitution and bylaws lists qualifications for regional director. "Candidates for and holders of the offices of regional director must be news managers and active or life members in good standing. A candidate for or holder of the office of regional director must be employed w  more

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY IN NEWARK WILL HONOR ITS OWN, MCJ AMELIOR FOUNDATION, FOR COMMUNITY SPIRIT
NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 31 -- Rutgers University issued the following news release: The media is invited to attend the ceremony and reception Come Nov. 13, Rutgers University in Newark will honor members of the Rutgers community, as well as one community agency, for exemplary leadership in connecting the campus with the community. Professors Robert Snyder and Judith Weis; students Samantha Johnston, Rosalie Uyola and Jason Khurdan; Rutgers Business School's Pat Kettenring, director of GlassRoot  more

SABATO PREDICTS OBAMA LANDSLIDE, BIG DEMOCRATIC GAINS IN CONGRESS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 1 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Unlike the University of Virginia's overtime loss to Miami on Saturday afternoon, the presidential race won't be close when the votes are counted on Tuesday. It will be a landslide victory for Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress, University of Virginia politics professor Larry Sabato predicted at a pre-game lecture on Saturday morning. Sabato's forecast is that Obama will win 364 electoral v  more

Scholar of Russian Jewry to discuss new book on Nazi occupation of Soviet Russia
WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 30 -- Clark University issued the following press release: Rubenstein's latest book documents the lesser known atrocities committed by the Nazis in German-occupied Soviet territories during World War II. Recently translated into English, the book records the first-hand accounts of survivors of the Final Solution in the USSR. The descriptions of work camps, starvation, and brutality dramatically illustrate the extent of Nazi-perpetrated violence in the Soviet territories  more

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES, BLACK ARCHIVES RECEIVE $133,000 GRANT FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 18 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: The Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR) and the Carrie Meek - James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum (Meek-Eaton Black Archives) have been awarded a $133,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS is the   more

SCULPTURE BY AWARD-WINNING ARTIST ON EXHIBITION AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY'S JULE COLLINS SMITH MUSEUM
AUBURN, Ala., Oct. 31 -- Auburn University issued the following news release: "Dark Harmony," a large-scale fabricated steel sculpture by award-winning artist Dorothy Dehner, is on exhibition in the Grand Gallery of Auburn University's Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. "Although the sculpture is abstract in composition, its jagged shapes and totemic structure reflect natural forms, such as a dancer's gestures or the silhouette of a tree," said museum director Marilyn Laufer. "'Dark Ha  more

SEA GRANT TO HOST BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES WORKSHOP FOR PROFESSIONALS, CONTRACTORS WORKING ALONG LAKE ERIE SHORELINE
ERIE, Pa., Oct. 7 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Pennsylvania Sea Grant will facilitate a two-day Best Management Practices workshop for landscapers, realtors, environmental engineers, surveyors, municipal officials, and other professionals whose work touches our region's environmentally fragile shorelines. "People pay dearly for waterfront property, so they want to protect their investment by hiring professionals who understand its  more

SEC ISSUES NO-ACTION LETTER REGARDING BLACKROCK ADVISERS LLP AND AFFILIATES TENDER OFFER RELIEF FOR OFFERS TO PURCHASE LIQUIDITY ENHANCED ADJUSTABLE RATE SECURITIES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the no-action letter: Michael K. Hoffman, Esq. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Four Times Square New York, New York 10036-6522 Re: BlackRock Advisers LLP and Affiliates Tender Offer Relief for Offers to Purchase Liquidity Enhanced Adjustable Rate Securities ("LEARS") Dear Mr. Hoffman: We are responding to your letter dated October 30, 2008 to Michele M. Anderson and Celeste M. Murphy as supplemented by t  more

SEC ISSUES NO-ACTION LETTER REGARDING CASH TENDER OFFER BY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION FOR ORDINARY SHARES AND ADSS OF ILOG S.A.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the no-action letter: Peter S. Wilson, Esq. Mark R. Hageman, Esq. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Worldwide Plaza 825 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10019-7475 Re: Cash Tender Offer by International Business Machines Corporation for Ordinary Shares and ADSs of ILOG S.A. Dear Mr. Wilson and Mr. Hageman: We are responding to your letter dated October 9, 2008 to Michele Anderson and Josephine Tao, as supplemented by conver  more

SEC ISSUES NO-ACTION LETTER REGARDING CASH TENDER OFFER BY TELEFÓNICA S.A. FOR SERIES AND SERIES B SHARES OF COMPANIA DE TELECOMUNICACIONES DE CHILE S.A.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the no-action letter: Response of the Office of Mergers and Acquisitions, Division of Corporation Finance Stephen G. Rooney Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP 125 West 55th Street New York, New York 10019-5389 Re: Cash tender offer by Telefónica S.A. (Telefonica) for Series A and Series B Shares of Compañía de Telecomunicaciones de Chile S.A. (Telefonica Chile) Dear Mr. Rooney: We are responding to your letter dated Septemb  more

SEC ISSUES NO-ACTION LETTER REGARDING PROCTER & GAMBLE CO. - EXCHANGE OFFER
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the no-action letter: Response of the Office of Mergers and Acquisitions Division of Corporation Finance J. Eric Maki, Esq. Jones Day 222 East 41st Street New York, New York 10017 Re: The Procter & Gamble Company - Exchange Offer Dear Mr. Maki: We are responding to your letter dated October 8, 2008 addressed to Nicholas P. Panos, as supplemented by telephone conversations with the staff, with regard to your req  more

SECRETARY OF ARMY ANNOUNCES 'YEAR OF NCO' AT AUSA MEETING
ABERDEEN, Md., Oct. 23 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground released the following issue of APG News: During his keynote address at the opening of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced that 2009 would be "The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer." "At the front of every Army mission in the United States or overseas, you'll find a noncommissioned officer," he said. "They know their mission, they know their equipment, but most importantly, they  more

SECRETARY OF COMMERCE M. GUTIERREZ SPEAKS ON U.S.-PANAMA BUSINESS COUNCIL, PANAMA WEEK
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce issued the text of the following speech: Thank you, Juan Sosa, and congratulations on the Council's new Southwest Chapter. I'm honored to be here with Vice President Lewis, Minister Vergara, and all of you. Before I begin, I'd like to say a few words on the economy. * We understand that people around the world are concerned about their financial future. * In the United States, we took action to bring stability to the credit marke  more

SECRETARY PAULSON, JR. SPEAKS ON CHINA, GLOBAL ECONOMY TO NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued the text of the following speech: Good evening. Thank you, Carla, and thanks to all of you at the National Committee for the exceptional work that you do for U.S. - China relations. As we approach the 30-year anniversary of a turning point in U.S. and Chinese history, we also recall the strategic vision of the National Committee and its role in the historic 1971 ping-pong exchange that helped make resumption of normalized relatio  more

SEN. CLINTON WELCOMES NEARLY $2.5 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS TO ENCOURAGE INTEREST IN SCIENCE AMONG YOUTH
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomed an announcement today by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that the agency is providing a total of $2.44 million in funding through the Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPAs) to the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Hall of Science. SEPAs provide two to five years of support to stimulate scientific curiosity and enco  more

SEN. DODD, REP. COURTNEY EXPRESS CONCERN OVER REPORTS THAT PFIZER WILL CUT JOBS IN CONNECTICUT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The office of Sen. Christopher S. Dodd, D-Conn., issued the following news release: Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) sent the following letter today to Jeffrey B. Kindler, CEO of Pfizer Inc, expressing their concern over recent reports that suggest the company has been training foreign contractors to replace local workers at their facilities in New London and Groton. The full text of the letter is below: November 3, 2008 Mr. Jeffrey   more

SEN. GRASSLEY SEEKS TRANSPARENCY FROM AIG REGARDING USE OF FED LOAN DOLLARS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Senate Finance Committee Ranking Minority Member Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, issued the following news release: Senator Chuck Grassley has asked American International Group, Inc., AIG, to disclose its expenditures so far of the $123 billion lent by the Federal Reserve Bank in order to prevent the company from filing for bankruptcy. Grassley based his inquiry on an October 30 New York Times story which is included here with his letter of inquiry. October 30, 2008  more

SEN. GRASSLEY SEEKS TRANSPARENCY WITH FED LOAN DOLLARS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The office of Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, issued the following news release: Senator Chuck Grassley has asked American International Group, Inc., AIG, to disclose its expenditures so far of the $123 billion lent by the Federal Reserve Bank in order to prevent the company from filing for bankruptcy. Grassley based his inquiry on an October 30 New York Times story which is included here with his letter of inquiry. October 30, 2008 Mr. Edward M. Liddy Chair  more

SEN. MENENDEZ CALLS ON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO INVESTIGATE AIRLINE FUEL SURCHARGES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The office of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is increasing the pressure on airlines regarding fuel surcharges that remain in place despite drastically lower jet fuel prices. Today, he called on U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters to investigate why there does not appear to be a strong correlation between fuel surcharges and actual fuel costs and whether consumers searching for a ticket online ar  more

SENATE PASSES CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP TO PROTECT TAXPAYERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 20 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.8738) to enact a constitutional spending cap that would limit year-to-year State spending increases to no more than four percent and force both houses of the Legislature and Governor to live within its means. The spending cap is needed more than ever given concerns about the State's economic climate and the spe  more

SENATE PASSES PROPERTY TAX CAP LEGISLATION
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: The New York State Senate today passed property tax legislation and mandate relief bills designed to reduce costs for schools and ensure adequate resources for New York State's students. "Enacting a property tax cap is a good starting point, but it is only one piece of the puzzle," said Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos. "We also passed measures to provide h  more

Senator Ron Wyden Endorses Jeff Merkley for U.S. Senate
SALEM, Ore., May 31 -- The campaign of Jeff Merkley, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, issued the following news release: Senator Ron Wyden today endorsed House Speaker Jeff Merkley for U.S. Senate, praising Merkley's commitment to universal health care and progressive environmental record. Wyden said that he and Merkley will work together to fight for universal health care, protect Oregon's natural resources, and lead the fight against global warming. Senator Gordon Sm  more

Senator Schumer Endorses Tonko In Congressional Race
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced today that he is endorsing Paul Tonko in the race for Congress in New York's 21st Congressional District. "I enthusiastically endorse Paul Tonko for Congress," Schumer said today. "Paul has built an impressive record as a New York State Assemblyman for the Capital Region. He has   more

SEPTEMBER MILK PRODUCTION UP
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's New York Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: New York dairy herds produced 995 million pounds of milk during September according to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field office. Milk cows were unchanged from the previous year while milk per cow increased from the previous year resulting in a 1 percent increase in milk production compared to Septembe  more

SHAKIRA NAMED HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR BY US MAGAZINE
New York, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) Latin pop star Shakira has been named "Humanitarian of the Year" by the People en Español magazine for her work towards providing better health and education to needy children in South America. The US magazine's next edition, which lists the year's most famous celebrities who have achieved star of the year status, selected the Colombian singer-songwriter for the title because of her charity work with impoverished children through her foundation Pies Descalzos and Lat  more

SHEKHAR KAPOOR'S NEW HIGH: TO JOIN DALI, PICASSO IN MUSEUM
Nov. 08 -- By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Shekhar Kapoor is on cloud nine. He has just finished a short film in Argentina, for which the music was by A.R. Rahman, and has been asked to sculpt a structure inspired by the film that will join likes of Salvadore Dali and Picasso in a museum in Europe. "Rahman composed a classic opera song that he recorded in India in an Indian female singer's voice from his music institute in Chennai. When I played the song in Argentina, they said, 'My Go  more

SHEPHERD PRESENTS NEW ORLEANS' HOT 8 BRASS BAND ON NOV. 14
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., Oct. 29 -- Shepherd University issued the following news release: The Performing Arts Series at Shepherd will present New Orleans' own Hot 8 Brass Band at the Frank Center Theater on Friday, Nov. 14. Founded by Bennie Pete, Jerome Jones, and Harry Cook in 1995, the Hot 8 Brass Band was featured in Spike Lee's documentary "When the Levees Broke." Following Hurricane Katrina, the band became part of the Save Our Brass! relief project, and as a result, it was featured by  more

SHOALS SYMPHONY AT UNA OPENS SEASON OCT. 26
FLORENCE, Ala., Oct. 20 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: With an old master and a special guest pianist, the Shoals Symphony at UNA will open its 2008-09 season Oct. 26. The 2 p.m. concert at the Shoals Theater in Florence will feature Czech composer Antonín Dvorák's most famous symphony, Symphony No. 9 in E minor, opus 95 ("From the New World"), more commonly known as the "New World Symphony." In the second half of the concert, the symphony will perform  more

SILENTS ARE GOLDEN SERIES PRESENTS COMEDIES AT RIALTO THEATER
LOVELAND, Colo., Oct. 14 -- The city of Loveland issued the following news release: The Rialto Theater wants to make you laugh with two wonderful silent comedies for the fall presentation of the Silents are Golden series. The very rare film, Doubling for Romeo starring Will Rogers is a send-up of old Hollywood Westerns, ending with a parody of Romeo & Juliet. An Eastern Westerner stars Harold Lloyd, one of the silent film era's funniest comedians. The accompanying music for both films wil  more

SILK ROAD STUDY NETS MAJOR FORD FOUNDATION GRANT FOR PROF. SEN
NEW YORK, Nov. 3 -- The City University of New York's Baruch College issued the following news release: A Baruch College history professor is among a team of scholars that has been awarded a $525,000 grant from the Ford Foundation for a four-year project titled "Cross-Cultural Exchanges Along the Unknown (Southern) Silk Road." The ancient road, between China and India, once served as a major trade route between the two countries, but has been closed off since World War II. Now the governments  more

SIX-MONTH EXTENSION FOR UN'S NEPAL MISSION (LEAD)
Kathmandu, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) The UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) is headed for a six-month extension after its current tenure ends in January. The UNMIN has been engaged in overseeing the arms and combatants of the ruling Maoist party's former guerrilla army, the People's Liberation Army (PLA), following the signing of a peace pact in 2006 and the end of the decade-old Maoist armed insurrection. The peace agreement signed between the Maoists and the major parties in 2006 pledged to integrate the P  more

SIXTY-ONE INDIVIDUALS, TWO CORPORATIONS CHARGED IN MAJOR NO-FAULT INSURANCE FRAUD SCHEME
NEW YORK, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation New York Field Office issued the following press release Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, joined by Assistant Director Mark J. Mershon of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and Superintendent Eric Dinallo of the New York State Department of Insurance, today announced that 61 individuals and two corporations have been charged with engaging in a wi  more

SME Elects International Body of Distinguished Researchers, Inventors, Business Leaders to its College of Fellows
TORONTO, Canada, Nov. 7 -- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers issued the following news release: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the world's leading professional society serving the manufacturing industry, has elected eight industry leaders to the Society's prestigious College of Fellows for 2008. The 2008 class joins nearly 250 other SME members who have been elected as Fellows since the program's inception in 1986, and represents various segments of the manufacturing commu  more

SMITHSONIAN'S ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART MEDAL AND LAWRENCE FLEISCHMAN AWARD
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following press release: The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art will honor the distinguished careers of artists Ellen Phelan and Joel Shapiro, and art dealers Joan T. Washburn and Virginia M. Zabriskie, with the Archives of American Art Medal at its annual benefit gala Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. The Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art Histor  more

SOAP MAKER AMONG CRAFTERS AT 32ND ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR
HERKIMER, N.Y., Oct. 27 -- The State University of New York's Herkimer County Community College issued the following news release: The 32nd Herkimer County Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 8 & 9 at Herkimer County Community College. Among the 140 artisans featured in this year's juried show and sale is Deer Meadows Soap of Hamilton, NY. Owner Donna Davis makes handcrafted soaps, balms, scrubs and essential oils. She began making the all-natural bath products in 20  more

SOCMA Annual Luncheon to Feature Mark J. Lerner, President of Morgan, Evan and Co.
WASHINGTON, March 4 -- The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association announces that Mark J. Lerner, President of Morgen, Evan and Co., a private investment banking firm located on Wall Street in New York City, will provide the keynote address on "The Changing Global Landscape and Chemical M&A Opportunities in Asia" at SOCMA's March Luncheon. The March Luncheon will take place Thursday, M  more

SOCMA Elects New Chairman - Charles Hinnant Will Serve One-Year Term
NEW YORK, Jan. 24 -- The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: At the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association's (SOCMA) Annual Meeting, Charles Hinnant was elected the new Chairman of the Board of Governors. The meeting was held in New York City, on December 10, 2007. Mr. Hinnant is the Chairman and CEO of Optima Chemical Group, LLC, a SOCMA member, and also holds the position of CEO and President of Charkit Chemical Corporatio  more

SOCMA's 87th Annual Dinner Featuring Kathleen Madigan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Award-winning hit comedian Kathleen Madigan will be headlining the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association's (SOCMA) 87th Annual Dinner to be held in New York City on December 8, 2008. SOCMA's Annual Dinner is a highly anticipated event for guests who look forward to gathering with top industry professionals, entertaining VIPs and celebrating the year's successes.   more

SOUTH BEND YOUTH ORCHESTRAS TO PERFORM
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct. 27 -- Indiana University at South Bend issued the following news release: South Bend Youth Orchestras will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in the Campus Auditorium of Northside Hall. The concert will include performances by the South Bend Youth Concert Orchestra and the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra. The South Bend Youth Concert Orchestra, directed by Emilie Grondin, is the younger of the two ensembles. The concert orchestra will open the performance with Bed  more

SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Oct. 30 -- East Tennessee State University issued the following news release: With the continuing sponsorship and support of East Tennessee State University, and the added support this year of the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies (TnCIS), Pellissippi State Technical Community College (PSTCC) and the Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA), the third annual Southern Appalachian International Film Festival (SOAPIFF) is expanding its outreach this November. The celeb  more

SSRC to Release Initial Findings of College Learning Assessment Study
NEW YORK, Nov. 7 -- The Social Science Research Council issued the following news release: The Social Science Research Council will announce the initial findings of a major longitudinal study of college student learning, the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) Longitudinal Project, on Saturday, November 8. → Download the full CLA report (PDF, 968kb, 34 pages): http://programs.ssrc.org/ki/pathwaystocollege/CLA_Report.pdf "In the midst of increasing pressures on colleges to demonst  more

Standing with Veterans at John Paul Jones Park at Foot of Fort Hamilton, McMahon Unveils Veterans Initiatives
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 13 -- The campaign of Michael McMahon, the Democratic nominee in New York's 13th Congressional District, issued the following news release: With Nearly 150,000 U.S. Troops Fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, And Many Troops Coming Home Wounded or with PTSD, McMahon Unveils Veterans Platform to Give Men and Women Who Serve America Their Due October 13, 2008 - Standing with veterans from Brooklyn and Staten Island in John Paul Jones Park at the foot of Fort Hamilton,   more

STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ISSUES REPORT TO BOARD OF REGENTS, SEPTEMBER
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 1 -- The New York State Department of Education issued the following monthly report to the Board of Regents: Communications Effective communications has always been a critical strategy for achieving the education reform agenda. It will be so again as the Regents contemplate the next stage of the reform. There have been many dramatic illustrations in the past. Consider the power of A Nation at Risk, the 1983 report to the U.S. secretary of education from the National Com  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO & TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD ANNOUNCE TWO NEW COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN MERRICK
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 17 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced that two new community improvements projects in Merrick will soon be taking place. Senator Fuschillo secured $250,000 in state funding for the Town of Hempstead to make the improvements. "Continued streetscape improvement projects such as these will help beautify the community for Merr  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES INITIATIVES TO HELP REDUCE HOME HEATING FUEL COSTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 23 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th District) today announced initiatives to help Long Island families reduce their home heat bills this winter. The legislation includes a home heating tax deduction for homeowners, special sales tax exemptions periods for purchase of Energy Star products, and a permanent tax exemption on alternative energy systems and insu  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW 'CONSUMER BILL OF RIGHTS' LAW REGARDING TAX PREPARERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that legislation he sponsored establishing a Consumer Bill of Rights informing New Yorkers about laws concerning the paid tax preparer industry has been signed into law by Governor Paterson. Senator Fuschillo (8th District), Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee, said, "This new law will help make New  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW ALLOWING PHARMACISTS TO IMMUNIZE ADULTS AGAINST FLU AND PNEUMONIA IN NEW YORK STATE
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 5 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th District) today announced a new law that he authored that will allow trained pharmacists to immunize adults against the flu and pneumonia in New York State. The new law aims to boost immunization rates in the state. Senator Fuschillo said, "Allowing pharmacists to immunize would increase access to vaccinations as pharm  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW BANNING SEX OFFENDERS FROM HOLDING A REAL ESTATE LICENSE IN NEW YORK STATE
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that legislation he sponsored to prohibit convicted sex offenders from obtaining or holding a real estate license in New York State has been signed into law by Governor Paterson. The new law will help prevent dangerous sex offenders from gaining access to the homes of New York families. Senator Fuschillo (8th  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM LOSING THEIR HOMES THROUGH MORTGAGE FORCLOSURE
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 6 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo today announced a new state law that he supported that will protect homeowners currently at risk of foreclosure as well as help prevent homeowners from losing their homes in the future. Senator Fuschillo (8th District), Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee, said, "This new law will provide relief for New York families fa  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL TAX RELIEF PLAN
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that a comprehensive school property tax relief plan he supported has been passed by the State Senate. The plan would help reduce the school tax burden on local families and restrain school tax increases by creating a school property tax cap and decreasing mandates on school districts.   more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ATTENDS GRAND OPENING OF NEW ULYSSES BYAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN ROOSEVELT
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with students, staff, and community members to celebrate the grand opening of the new Ulysses Byas Elementary School in Roosevelt. Construction was necessary because the old Ulysses Byas school building had become structurally unsound and unsafe. Students now have a new, modern structure  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO HELPS CUT THE RIBBON ON NEW PLAYGROUND AT DINKELMEYER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN NORTH BELLMORE
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., (8th Senate District) recently joined with staff, parents, and students from the John G. Dinkelmeyer elementary school in North Bellmore to help cut the ribbon on the school's brand new playground. The new playground was needed when vandals damaged the school's old playground so badly that it was deemed unsafe and beyond rep  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO HELPS CUT THE RIBBON ON ROOSEVELT'S BRAND NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 2 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with students, teachers, and administrators from the Roosevelt School District in cutting the ribbon on the district's brand new Middle School. The new Middle School is located on East Clinton Avenue and is now separate from the Roosevelt High School building. "The opening of the new   more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO INVITES LOCAL SENIORS TO HIS GOLDEN GATHERING ON OCT. 23
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 1 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) invites local senior citizens to attend his annual Golden Gathering, which will take place on Thursday, October 23rd at the Freeport Recreation Center, which is located on 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport. This free event will last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 2008 Golden Gathering will have over 90 exhib  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO MEETS WITH AMITYVILLE RESIDENTS DURING HIS 'MOBILE OFFICE HOURS' PROGRAM
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 18 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today visited the Amityville Library to speak with constituents as part of his "mobile office hours" program. Senator Fuschillo met one-on-one with constituents and listened as they voiced their concerns about a number of different issues. "People deserve to have the chance to speak directly with   more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO NAMED HONORARY 'RISING STAR' BY REINHARD SCHOOL
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 1 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) was recently named an honorary "Rising Star" by students at the Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. Senator Fuschillo secured state funding for capital improvements at the school. Senator Fuschillo was presented with the award during the school's kindergarten rising star event, which helped kin  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO PRESENTS SENATE ACHIEVERS' AWARD TO EMILY KEENAN OF MERRICK
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today presented Merrick resident Emily Keenan with the State Senate's Achievers' Award, which recognizes an individual's ability to overcome personal, physical challenges and honors their accomplishments on behalf of themselves and their community. "Emily Keenan is a shining example of how one should ne  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT NEW YORK STATE PROPERTY TAX REBATE CHECKS
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 9 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is informing residents about the 2008 New York State Middle Class STAR Rebate Program, which provides direct property tax rebate checks to eligible homeowners who receive a STAR exemption. The rebate is in addition to savings realized through the STAR program, which are listed on residents' school tax bil  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE HOURS FOR AMITYVILLE RESIDENTS AT AMITYVILLE LIBRARY
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is inviting his constituents from Amityville to meet with him when he holds mobile office hours at the Amityville Library on Monday, August 18th. "Mobile office hours is a convenient way for residents to get access to government services right in their own hometown," said Senator Fuschillo. "I invite an  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO TO HOLD SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING EXPO ON SEPTEMBER 18TH
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 26 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) will be holding a small business networking expo on Thursday, September 18th from 4 to 7 pm at the Seaford Knights of Columbus, which is located at 2183 Jackson Avenue in Seaford. Government and non-profit agencies will be on hand to provide information about how to access capital, get a small business  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR NO OUT OF POCKET COST BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM AT MERRICK LIBRARY
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 25 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with the Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be hosting a no-out-of-pocket-cost breast cancer screening day on Thursday, September 18th at the Merrick Library. "One of the best ways in overcoming breast cancer is early detection. Women need to make mammograms an annual event in their l  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO URGES GOV. PATERSON TO SIGN LAW TO PROTECT CREDIT CARD HOLDERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 16 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th District) today urged Governor David Paterson to sign into law legislation that would prevent credit card companies from unfairly hiking interest rates on credit card holders who make late payment to another lender. Specifically, the proposed law (S. 7339), sponsored by Senator Fuschillo, would ban "universal default,  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: GOVERNOR WRONG TO VETO LAW PROVIDING OVERSIGHT OF LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY RATE INCREASES
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following statement: I am extremely disappointed that Gov. David Paterson vetoed a proposed law that would have prevented the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) from imposing large rate increases without a state review process. Equally troubling is the fact that the LIPA administration aggressively opposed this legislation that would have held it accountable to ratepayers. The propos  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: LONG ISLAND HOUSING PARTNERSHIP CAN PROVIDE HELP TO FAMILIES FACING FORECLOSURE
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is reminding homeowners who are in danger of foreclosure about the assistance programs and services offered by the Long Island Housing Partnership. "Many families from communities across Long Island are currently at risk of losing their homes, and they need to know that there are options available to   more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: NEW LAW PROVIDES FREE CREDIT REPORT FREEZES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS TO PROTECT THEM FROM FINANCIAL HARASSMENT BY ABUSERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo today announced a new state law that he authored that allows victims of domestic violence to place and lift a freeze on their credit report free of charge. The law provides a layer of protection for domestic violence victims against abusers who would try to use their credit to open up accounts, apply for credit cards, or misuse thei  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: NEW LAW WILL HELP NEW YORKERS STOP UNWATED FAX ADVERTISEMENTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 6 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo today announced a new state law that he authored that will give New Yorkers more power to stop unsolicited fax advertisements. Senator Fuschillo (8th District), Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee, said, "Unsolicited fax advertisements are an unwanted nuisance. This new law will empower consumers to stop these annoying   more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: NEW LAW WILL KEEP DANGEROUS TOYS OUT OF THE HANDS OF CHILDREN
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 5 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that a new law to keep dangerous toys and other products out of the hands of children has been signed by New York's Governor. The new law prohibits the sale of recalled toys and other children's products and requires toy and child product manufacturers and sellers to notify consumers of recalls. The "Chil  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: NEW LAW WILL PROVIDE NEW YORK CONSUMERS WITH BETTER PROTECTION AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced a comprehensive new state law to better protect New Yorkers against identity theft. The law will provide greater identity theft protections in the workplace, aid those who have already had their identities stolen and give consumers the ability to lift a security freeze within 15 minutes to allow them to have gre  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: NEW STATE LAW REQUIRES DEBT COLLECTORS TO STOP COLLECTION PROCEDURES FROM IDENTITY THEFT VICTIMS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 11 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: A new law sponsored by State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., will stop debt collectors from trying to collect debt from consumers who are victims of identity theft, if the debt is a result of the victim's stolen identity. Senator Fuschillo (8th District), Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, said, " This new law will protect identity theft   more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: NEW STATE LAW WILL EXPAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HELP WORKING FAMILIES AFFORD THE DREAM OF OWNING HOME ON LONG ISLAND
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 28 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently announced that legislation to expand affordable housing on Long Island for working families has been signed into law by Governor Paterson. Senator Fuschillo, who cosponsored the legislation along with the prime Senate sponsor, Majority Leader Dean Skelos, said "The lack of affordable housing i  more

STATE SEN. LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS ATTEND SENATOR FUSCHILLO'S SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING EXPO
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 22 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently held a small business networking expo for local small business owners and residents who were interested in starting a new small business. At the event, over 250 current and aspiring local small business owners were able to speak with numerous government and non-profit agencies to learn how to  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS JOINS LAWMAKERS TO HIGHLIGHT NEW STATE LAW BANNING MERCURY FROM VACCINES GIVEN TO PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN UNDER THREE
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 14 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, joined by members of the Senate Majority Conference, Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, and officials with Autism United held a news conference in Old Bethpage, NY today to highlight a new state law prohibiting the use of mercury in vaccines administered to pregnant women and children under three. The law, which took effect on Ju  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS PROTECTS NEW YORKERS AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 13 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced a comprehensive new state law to better protect New Yorkers against identity theft. The law will provide greater identity theft protections in the workplace, aid those who have already had their identities stolen and give consumers the ability to lift a security freeze within 15 minutes  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES $10,000 FOR VILLAGE OF LYNBROOK ANTI-CRIME UNIT
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 18 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $10,000 in state funding for the Village of Lynbrook Anti-Crime Unit. The funds will be allocated to costs associated with the Crime Prevention Program. "Protecting our citizens is always a top priority," said Senator Skelos. "By supporting the Crime Pre  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES $15,000 FOR KOREAN WAR VETS MONUMENT IN LYNBROOK
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $15,000 in state funding to finance the costs for a Korean War Veterans' Monument in Lynbrook. "It is so important to me to acknowledge our Veterans and their service to our country" Senator Skelos said. "I am looking forward to the construction of the Kore  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES $36,000 FOR BALDWIN UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 19 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $36,000 in state funding for the Baldwin Union Free School District. The funds will be used to help the district establish collections of non-fiction literature and create Literacy Rooms in each of the elementary schools. "Investing in our children is inves  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES MONEY FOR THE ARTS IN THE CITY OF LONG BEACH
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 2 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he secured $10,000 in funding for the Arts in the City of Long Beach. This money will be used by the Artists in Partnership, Inc. to offset the costs incurred for the 2008 Arts Fest and concert, as well as, to help the Partnership's ongoing efforts to enrich the cultural arts envir  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES MONEY FOR THE JEWISH ASSOCIATION FOR SERVICES FOR THE AGED
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 13 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he secured $15,000 in state grants for the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged ("JASA"). This money will help fund JASA's Long Beach Service Center and Home Care Program, the Long Beach Meals on Wheels Program and the Community Service Center. JASA's mission is to susta  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES MONEY FOR THE STEPHANIE JOYCE KAHN FOUNDATION OF LONG BEACH
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $30,000 for the Stephanie Joyce Kahn Foundation. This money will be used to help in the costs associated with the Stephanie Joyce Kahn Mobile Auto Library Program. This program distributes audio cassette recordings of popular books, magazines, old time radio shows a  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES MONEY FOR YOUTH SPORTS IN OCEANSIDE
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $20,000 for Oceanside youth sports. Those youth sports groups that will receive grants are as follows: the Oceanside Youth Sports Council, $2,500; Oceanside United Soccer, $2,500; Oceanside Stallions Athletic Club; Oceanside Sailors Youth Hockey, $2,500; Oceanside N  more

STATE SENS. SKELOS, HANNON OPPOSE MID-YEAR SCHOOL AID CUTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 16 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: At a news conference in Mineola today, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Senator Kemp Hannon reiterated their strong opposition to any mid-year cuts in state school aid and repudiated comments by Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith who said that he and his conference support mid-year cuts in school aid. "Senator Smith's comments about mid-year school aid   more

STATE TO HOLD PESTICIDE 'CLEANSWEEP' IN HUDSON VALLEY
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the following news release: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today that DEC will hold its Fall CleanSweepNY program in the lower Hudson Valley the week of Nov. 3-7, 2008. CleanSweepNY provides an opportunity to ensure proper disposal of unwanted and/or obsolete pesticides and chemicals, including elemental mercury, to help provide a healt  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ONEONTA METEOROLOGIST RECEIVES NASA SUBCONTRACT
ONEONTA, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Oneonta issued the following news release: Dr. Todd Ellis, Assistant Professor of Meteorology in the Earth Sciences Department at the SUNY College at Oneonta, has been awarded a three-year $70,875 subcontract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through Colorado State University for a project entitled "CloudSat." CloudSat is a satellite that uses radar to study clouds and precipitation from space. Dr. Ellis' pr  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ONEONTA MUSIC PROFESSOR LEADS DISCUSSIONS ON 'INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT'
ONEONTA, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Oneonta issued the following news release: The New York State Council on the Arts recently invited SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Janet Nepkie of the Music Department of the SUNY College at Oneonta to participate in its Cultural Blueprints program. The program is designed to identify regional challenges and opportunities for coordinated action by the arts, economic development, and philanthropic communities. Dr. Nepkie led  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ONEONTA CHOIR TO PRESENT 'SONGS OF LOVE AND PEACE'
ONEONTA, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Oneonta issued the following news release: The Concert Choir of the SUNY College at Oneonta will present its fall show, entitled "Songs of Love and Peace," on Tuesday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hunt College Union Ballroom on campus. Admission to the performance is complimentary, and members of the community are invited to attend. Under the direction of Dr. Robert Barstow, the choir will perform a varied program featuring m  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ORANGE NOW CLEARED TO CONFER DEGREES ON STUDENTS FOR PROGRAMS TAKEN ENTIRELY IN NEWBURGH
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y., Nov. 4 -- The State University of New York-Orange County issued the following news release: With designs finalized and construction soon to begin, SUNY Orange has learned that its planned Newburgh campus has been granted "branch campus" status by the New York State Department of Education, meaning that students in selected academic programs will be able to complete all of their degree requirements in Newburgh without commuting to Middletown. With branch campus approval no  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK'S UPSTATE, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY OFFER JOINT MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH DEGREE FOR FALL 2009
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York's Upstate Medical Center issued the following news release: SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University are joining forces to offer a Master of Public Health degree program beginning in fall 2009 that is the first of its kind in Central New York and the first jointly offered by the two universities-one public and the other private. "Medicine and public policy may be taught on two different campuses, a stone's throw fro  more

STATE, CITY LAUNCH AGGRESSIVE ENFORCEMENT ACTION TARGETING TRUCK/BUS POLLUTION IN URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the following news release: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today that DEC, in cooperation with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), has adopted a long-term enforcement strategy to cut down on the health impacts associated with smoke-spewing and idling diesel trucks and buses throughout the city, especially   more

STATE, FEDERAL OFFICALS ANNOUNCE KICK-OFF OF FRESH FRUIT, VEGETABLE PROGRAM IN SCHOOLS
TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 15 -- The New Jersey Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: Students in 33 schools in 17 counties in New Jersey this school year are sampling fresh fruits and vegetables - some they might not have ever eaten before - under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program, which made its debut in 25 of the schools last month and 8 schools this month. To see the program in action, New Jersey Secretary of Agricultur  more

Statement from Jeff Merkley on the Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks
SALEM, Ore., Sept. 11 -- The campaign of Jeff Merkley, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, issued the following news release: Statement from Jeff Merkley on the Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks "Seven years ago, the nation witnessed a tragedy that touched all Americans and brought the country together. Today, we honor those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 at the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. W  more

Statement from Paul Tonko Candidate for New York State's 21st Congressional District
ALBANY, N.Y., May 22 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following statement: Statement from Paul Tonko Candidate for New York State's 21st Congressional District "As a member of the Assembly, I repeatedly enjoyed the support of the Albany County Democratic Committee. In recent weeks, I have had the opportunity to speak to many of its members personally, and address its candidate review committee.   more

Stearns Welcomes Jack Kemp & Pat Summerall To Ocala For 'Athletes For Victory 2008'
SILVER SPRINGS, Fla, Nov. 3 -- Cliff Stearns, a Republican running for reelection in Florida's 6th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Noted athletes Jack Kemp, former quarterback with the Buffalo Bills, former Buffalo area congressman, former Secretary of the Department of Housing & Urban development, and Vice Presidential candidate with Robert Dole in 1996; and Pat Summerall, who played for the New York Giants and is now a well-regarded sports announcer; were in Oca  more

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION, GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL SPONSOR BLOOD DRIVE AT COLLEGE
SUFFERN, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The State University of New York at Rockland issued the following news release: The community is invited to donate blood at the SUNY Rockland Community College Blood Drive. The Blood Drive will take place Thursday, November 13, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., in the Student Union, Room 3214, 145 College Road, Suffern. For more information, contact Debra Balestra, Director of Student Involvement, at (845) 574 - 4394. The blood drive is sponsored by Good Samaritan Hosp  more

Student Teams Compete in the ACF Student Team National Championship
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., June 18 -- The American Culinary Federation issued the following news release: The American Culinary Federation (ACF), Inc., hosts its annual ACF Student Team National Championship competition, sponsored by R.L. Schreiber, Inc., at the 2008 ACF National Convention, "Achieving Culinary Excellence; Cultivate, Innovate, Educate," held at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, July 14-17. The ACF Student Team Championship is designed to raise the standards of culinar  more

STUDENTS CATER TO THOUSANDS AT NEW YORK EVENT
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 23 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Students from Pennsylvania College of Technology provided on-site catering in the Finger Lakes region of New York recently during the 19th Annual Gourmet Harvest Festival at Hunt Country Vineyards in Branchport, N.Y. Students in a catering course taught by Chef Michael J. Ditchfield, instructor of hospitality management/culinary arts, prepared all the food sold to visitors in the two-day festi  more

STUDENTS FROM CHINA TO VISIT CONCORD UNIVERSITY ON JULY 16
ATHENS, W.Va., July 14 -- Concord University issued the following news release: A 60-member delegation of high school students and their chaperons from China will be visiting Concord University this Wednesday, July 16. They will arrive around 9:30 a.m. and be treated to a tour of "the campus beautiful" and then enjoy lunch in the Jerry L. Beasley Student Center cafeteria. Mrs. Kim Hatfield, a volunteer who is coordinating activities for the delegation, noted that, "Overall, there are a num  more

STUDENTS, PUBLIC WELCOME TO ATTEND EDUCATION CAREER FAIR ON NOV. 5
LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. 24 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The University Career Center at the University of Kansas is sponsoring its ninth annual Education Career Fair from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Kansas Union ballroom. The event is open to students and professionals interested in learning more about career opportunities in education. Attendance is free, and no pre-registration is required. Candidates in all areas of pre-kindergarten throu  more

SU CASE Center Company Receives Prestigious Grant From National Institutes Of Health To Develop Biological Probes To Aid In Disease Diagnosis, Treatment
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- Syracuse University issued the following press release: OrthoSystems Inc., a biotechnology start-up company founded by Syracuse University researchers, has been awarded a $977,000 Phase II grant from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program of the National Institutes of Health to further develop and commercialize the company's core technology-a novel technique to aid in the discovery of biological probes that can be used in the diagnosis and treatment o  more

SULLIVAN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES THE ROXEY BALLET PERFORMANCE - 'THE LAND OF THE SWEETS'- ON NOV. 16
LOCH SHELDRAKE, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- Sullivan County Community College issued the following news release: Sullivan County Community College (SCCC) announces the Roxey Ballet performance, "The Land of the Sweets," featuring excerpts from the classic Nutcracker ballet on Sunday, November 16 at 3 p.m. in the Seelig Theatre. Join Clara and her Nutcracker on their enchanting voyage to the Land of the Sweets where they see Dancing Snowflakes, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her handsome Cavalier, the Waltz  more

SUNY POTSDAM RECEIVES ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARD FROM HILL AND MARKES, AMSTERDAM-BASED DISTRIBUTOR
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: Hill & Markes Inc., Amsterdam-based wholesale distributors, recently announced that SUNY Potsdam received its Environmental Stewardship Award. The award recognizes the responsible decisions that SUNY Potsdam has made regarding the products they select (Green Seal Certified, EPA Registered, LEED Recognized, EcoLogo™, etc.) and the methods they employ to clean that contribute to a sustai  more

SUNY POTSDAM VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES NET 300 FORMS
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: The efforts of several SUNY Potsdam groups in supporting the voter registration and education programs have led to approximately 300 voter registration forms and 350 absentee ballot applications, which totals 15 percent of the campus. Through the collaboration of the Student Government Association, several resident assistants and mentors, the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership  more

SUNY POTSDAM'S ORIENTATION PROGRAM EARNS TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: SUNY Potsdam's Orientation Program earned two first-place awards in the Media Showcase Awards at the National Orientation Directors Association Conference (NODAC) in Boston. Louise Tyo, director of first year transitions, was recognized for SUNY Potsdam's Summer 2008 Orientation Guide in the Outstanding Orientation Handbook for Three or More Colors category and nylon string bag students  more

SUNY ROCKLAND PRESENTS AMERICA RECYCLES DAY WITH ROCKLAND COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
SUFFERN, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Rockland issued the following news release: SUNY Rockland and the Rockland County Solid Waste Management will hold seminars and an information fair in celebration of America Recycles Day on Tuesday, November 18, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., in the Technology Center, Room 8180 (Ellipse). All events are free and open to the public. 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Lecture Kerri Scales, Solid Waste Educator, Rockland County Solid Waste Management Au  more

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD ISSUES NOTICE OF ACTION ON TOWN OF BABYLON AND PINELAWN CEMETERY-PETITION FOR DECLARATORY ORDER
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following notice: Decision Information Docket Number: FD_35057_0 Case Title: TOWN OF BABYLON AND PINELAWN CEMETERY-PETITION FOR DECLARATORY ORDER Decision Type: Notice Of Court Action Deciding Body: Secretary Decision Summary Decision Notes: PROVIDED NOTICE THAT COURT ACTION WAS INSTITUTED IN THIS PROCEEDING. Decision Attachments 39486.pdf: http://www.stb.dot.gov  more

TAIKOZA WILL PRESENT FREE PERFORMANCE ON CAMPUS
MONACA, Pa., Oct. 31 -- Pennsylvania State University-Beaver issued the following news release: Taikoza, a Japanese Taiko drum group, will present a free performance at Penn State Beaver on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Lodge of the Student Union Building. Taikoza uses the powerful rhythms of the Taiko drums to create a unique, energetic energy and sound. The taiko is a large, barrel-like drum that sounds like rolling thunder. Drawing from Japan's rich tradition of music an  more

TAMIRA COLE WILL BE PRESENTER AT 2008 STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY CONFERENCE
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 12 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Tamira Cole, reception clerk in the Office of the Registrar, will be a presenter at the 2008 Students for Liberty Conference, Feb. 22-24 at Columbia University in New York City. The conference, new this year, is designed to bring undergraduate and graduate students together to learn more about the cause of liberty and how to promote liberty on college campuses.  more

TEACHING AWARD WINNERS HONORED AT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Oct. 30 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news release: The University of Alabama National Alumni Association has announced the 2008 recipients of the University's highest honor for excellence in teaching - the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards. This year's four recipients are Dr. Christopher S. Brazel, associate professor in the College of Engineering, Dr. Ian W. Brown, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. David P. Hale, professor in  more

TEACHING EXCELLENCE LANDS FIVE FACULTY MEMBERS GEORGE FRIDELL, NISOD AWARDS
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz., June 17 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Every May Central Arizona College churns out graduates who excel beyond the institution's Pinal County campuses and centers. Many exit down the commencement ramp toward a promising future thanks to teachers who have impacted their lives. Each year Central Arizona College honors these educators, first in February with the institution's George Fridell Excellence in Teaching Awards, then again in May wi  more

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAM EARNS ADDITIONAL ACCREDITATION
OSWEGO, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York at Oswego issued the following news release: SUNY Oswego's technology education program, long a pioneer and leader in its field, has become the first school in the state to earn an accreditation from the Council on Technology Teacher Education. "We were one of only three schools in the past year to receive the accreditation," along with the College of New Jersey and University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, said the proposal's coordinat  more

TEEN PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
CAPE MAY, N.J., Sept. 2 -- Cape May County issued the following news release: The Cape May County library is pleased to announce the winners of the "2008 Cape May County Library Teen Photography Contest." The library received one-hundred and twenty-six color and black and white photographs taken by teens that were judged by experts that included Diane Hamilton, Librarian, Cape May County Library who holds a BFA in Film & TV from New York University; John Reilly, Professional Photographer o  more

THE BLUE AND WHITE PRESENT 'FROM GREEN TO GOLD'
ERIE, Pa., March 25 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Wal-Mart pressures its 60,000 suppliers to reduce packaging waste. GE's ecomagination campaign commits the company to solving the world's environmental problems--and creating $10 billion in new revenue while doing it. What's going on? Eco-consultant Andrew Winston has the answer: Business is talking about the environment because it has to. The limits of the natural world, from glob  more

THE FIREHOUSE PLAZA ART GALLERY AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENTS SEEN/UNSEEN NOV. 1 - DEC. 23
GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Oct. 1 -- Nassau Community College issued the following news release: The Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery at Nassau Community College (NCC) is pleased to present the exhibition Seen/Unseen, which runs from Saturday, November 1 through Tuesday, December 23. Seen/Unseen contrasts the work of two sculptors: Richard Gachot and Judith Pestronk. These artists' interpretations are diverse as they decipher the same subject according to their own conception. What is that subject? Bugs!   more

THE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM AT FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY FEATURED IN PRINCETON REVIEW'S 'BEST 296 BUSINESS SCHOOLS: 2009 EDITION'
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 28 -- Fayetteville State University issued the following press release: The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Fayetteville State University (FSU) is an outstanding business program, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the just-published 2009 edition of its "Best 296 Business Schools" (Random House / Princeton Review, Oct. 7, 2008). According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Vice   more

THE NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE PRESENTS COMIC CHEKHOV OCT. 30 - NOV. 2, NOV. 5-9
GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Oct. 27 -- Nassau Community College issued the following news release: The Nassau Community College Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present The Comic Chekhov at the Mainstage Theatre. Performances will take place Thursday, October 30 through Sunday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 5 through Sunday, November 9. The Comic Chekhov promises an evening of farce and fun. It features several of the famed short-story writer and playwright's one-act comedies, inclu  more

THE NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE PRESENTS MURDERERS DEC. 11-14, 17-21
GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Oct. 27 -- Nassau Community College issued the following news release: The Nassau Community College Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Murderers at the Mainstage Theatre. Performances will take place Thursday, December 11 through Sunday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 17 through Sunday, December 21. Jeffrey Hatcher's clever and charming Murderers is based on his hit play Three Viewings. Someone is murdering the residents of tony Riddle Key Luxury Se  more

THE NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE FALL 2008 CULTURAL PROGRAM PRESENTS JUSTICE DELAYED
GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Oct. 7 -- Nassau Community College issued the following news release: The Fall 2008 Cultural Program at Nassau Community College is proud to present "Justice Delayed: A True Story of Wrongful Confession with Marty Tankleff" on Wednesday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the College Center Building. Marty Tankleff had just turned 17 in 1988 when he was arrested for killing his parents in their home on Long Island. Based on a dubious, unsigned "confession" extrac  more

The Obama effect
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- A historic day dawned on 5 November 2008 when the first ever black President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas was elected. He was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Patton's Army during World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas. This election brought to bear two fundamental tru  more

The Principles of Fair Conduct Gains More Supporters
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 -- The American Land Title Association issued the following news release: The New York State Land Title Association has adopted the Principles of Fair Conduct. NYSLTA joins seventeen other land title associations who approved the principles including: Colorado, Dixie Land, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. Land Title Company of Skagit County, Burl  more

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund Awards Of Excellence Dinner Returns To Richmond
NEW YORK, Oct. 6 -- The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund issued the following news release: On Wednesday, October 15, 2008, The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) will host its 2ND Annual Awards of Excellence dinner at the Jefferson Hotel, 101 West Franklin Street in Richmond, Virginia. The Awards of Excellence dinner recognizes leaders nationwide who exemplify professional and civic excellence and individuals who share Justice Thurgood Marshall's concern for civil rights and his passion  more

THIRD-GENERATION RATTLER TRAVELS TO GHANA, AFRICA IN HOPES OF LEAVING POSITIVE MARK ON AFRICAN DIASPORA
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 10 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: This fall, Florida A&M University (FAMU) MBA candidate, accomplished scholar and third-generation Rattler Renita Canady will be continuing her studies abroad. In August, she will be traveling to Legon, Ghana to participate in the Global Elevation International Business Leadership Program. Canady hopes to gain the experience necessary to achieve her   more

THOR RECEIVES 'EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION' AWARD
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 27 -- Maricopa Community Colleges' Rio Salado Community College issued the following news release: Dr. Linda Thor, President of Rio Salado College, the largest (in terms of headcount) of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges, was awarded the 2008 Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) "Excellence In Education" award last week at the RMHC U.S. Scholarship Breakfast. The event raised more than $250,000 to help Arizona high school students attend college, making it one of the   more

THREE GREAT THURSDAYS
ERIE, Pa., July 1 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: The 2008 Smith Carillon Concert Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, begins Thursday, July 17, with a performance by retired Dominion Carillonneur of Canada Gordon F. Slater. The following Thursday, July 24, Penn State alumna Lisa Lonie will perform on the college's 48-bell Floyd and Juanita Smith Carillon. Helen Hawley, minister of music at Westminster Presbyterian Church  more

TIME CHANGE FOR AYERS LECTURE TODAY FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKER ARTHUR SULZBERGER
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 12 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Now Set for 1:30 p.m. Houston Cole Library Today The Ayers Lecture scheduled for todayMarch 12thfeaturing New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. as the keynote speaker has been moved up to 1:30 p.m. on the 11th floor of Houston Cole Library - JSU campus. (The original schedule for the lecture was set for 2 p.m. The lecture is now set to begin 30 minutes earlier at 1:30 p.m.) We regr  more

Timothy L. Williams, CPP, Assumes Presidency of ASIS International for 2008
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 9 -- The American Society for Industrial Security issued the following news release: Timothy L. Williams, CPP, has advanced to the presidency of ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals, effective Jan. 1, 2008. Williams brings more than 30 years of experience in security management to the position. He currently is the director of global security for Caterpillar Inc. Williams will lead discussions with the ASIS International Board   more

Tonko Endorsed By Sen. Hillary Clinton, Firefighter Unions
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 7 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic nominee for Congress in New York's 21st Congressional District, was endorsed today by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, the New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association, and the International Association of Fire Fighters at a news conference today at the Albany firefighters union hall on Quail S  more

Tonko Kicks-Off Campaign for Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., May 20 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Former Assemblyman Paul Tonko today formally announced that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 21st Congressional District. Tonko was joined at his announcement by a progressive coalition of friends and supporters at the Labor Temple in Albany. "In the days to come, I will ask the voters of the 21st Congressi  more

Tonko: FERC Needs To Protect Consumers In Wake Of Electricity Trading Scandal
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 14 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic candidate for the New York's 21st District, is calling for New York utility companies to reimburse consumers in response to news that energy traders may have scammed them of at least $250 million. From January to July of this year, energy traders schemed to save money by re-routing electricity they  more

TORADZE PIANO STUDIO PRESENTS POPULAR CONCERTOS
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct. 15 -- Indiana University at South Bend issued the following news release: The Toradze Piano Studio will have a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, November 14 in the Campus Auditorium of Northside Hall, Indiana University South Bend. The performance will feature the presentation of popular concertos. The Toradze Piano Studio, led by Martin Endowed Professor in Piano Alexander Toradze, is known for playing piano concertos and marathon performances featuring one composer's works  more

TOURISM DESTINATION ASSESSMENTS IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY IS TOPIC OF CATTARAUGUS COUNTY PLANNING BOARD ANNUAL MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., July 7 -- Cattaraugus County issued the following press release: The Cattaraugus County Planning Board will hold its Annual Meeting on July 28, 2008 at the St. Bonaventure Golf Clubhouse, West State Road (Route 417), St. Bonaventure, New York. Roger Brooks of Destination Development, Inc., will be the Keynote Speaker. A founding member of the award-winning Destination Development team, Roger Brooks has worked in tourism and economic development for more than 25 years a  more

TOWN & GOWN: HOUSTON COLE LIBRARY: READILY ACCESSIBLE
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Jan. 18 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: School is back in session, but much of the staff at the Houston Cole Library is maintaining the festive spirit of the holidays. Its like Christmas every day for me, says Deborah Fragoso, the technical services assistant for acquisitions at the library. When I open up daily shipments of new books and pass them around to the library staff, their faces light up, Fragoso says. The outdoor wreaths, g  more

Travel Technology Group Partners with Luggage Free for Event Concierge Service
NEW YORK, Oct. 31 -- The Meetings Industry Megasite issued the following news release: Chicago-based event services company Travel Technology Group has partnered with luggage shipping firm Luggage Free in order to offer exclusive shipping options and rates for all Travel Technology Group event participants. The company, which provides event planning, booking and marketing services, says the new concierge-type service will allow exhibitors and attendees alike to more conveniently and more cost  more

TRI-C DIVERSITY EVENT TO FEATURE AWARD-WINNING WRITER, COMPOSER AND SAXOPHONIST JAMES MCBRIDE
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 3 -- Cuyahoga Community College issued the following news release: Cuyahoga Community College presents "Celebrating Diversity," a special event featuring award-winning writer, composer and saxophonist James McBride, at 11:30 a.m. on November 12 at the Eastern Campus Performing Arts Center, 4250 Richmond Road in Highland Hills. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in Lot H. McBride's landmark memoir, The Color of Water, is an America  more

TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP IN HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HONORS NANNY
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 28 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Mark and Lisa Krosse wanted to do something to show their appreciation for the woman who, working as the family's nanny for 13 years, helped them raise their two children. How they ultimately honored Edna Garth of Ford City, will benefit generations of Penn State students. The Krosses have committed $50,000 to the University to endow the Edna Garth Trustee Scholarship to support undergraduates  more

TWO NEW FACES AT ADVOCACY
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy issued the following newsletter: There are two new faces in the Office of Advocacy this fall. Program Assistant Tymillia Robertson joined the Administrative Support Branch in September. Robertson attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, and Northern Virginia Community College. She brings several years of administrative and business experience to her position. Rachel Grant is an intern with Advocacy  more

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Chris Lee For Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 17 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has announced its endorsement of businessman and fiscal conservative 26th Congressional District candidate Chris Lee. "I am honored to have the endorsement of the Chamber of Commerce," said Lee. "As someone who has seen how government regulations can strangle small businesses, I will fight to reduce reg  more

U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION OFFICERS APPREHEND ILLEGAL ALIEN HIDDEN ON RAIL CAR
BLAINE, Wash., Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued the following press release: US Customs and Border Protection officers in Blaine, Wash., intercepted a Mexican national yesterday, as he was riding aboard a railroad car after his illegal entry into the United States from Canada. The 25-year-old man was attempting to travel to California to visit friends when the train passed through a CBP x-ray imaging station where an officer sp  more

U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION MARGARET SPELLINGS TO SPEAK AT NYIT'S ABU DHABI CAMPUS
NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The New York Institute of Technology issued the following news release: New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has announced that U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings will visit its Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.) campus on Monday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. (6 a.m. EST). During her visit, Secretary Spellings will speak to NYIT-Abu Dhabi students, faculty, and staff, as well as invited guests from the business, educational, and government sectors. Secretary Spellings is the   more

U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION MARGARET SPELLINGS VISITS NYIT'S ABU DHABI CAMPUS
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y., Nov. 4 -- The New York Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Citing New York Institute of Technology as a "trailblazer" in higher education, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings toured the NYIT-Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.) campus yesterday with NYIT President Edward Guiliano, and spoke to a group of 170 NYIT-Abu Dhabi students, faculty, and staff, as well as invited guests from the business, educational, and government sectors. Spellings told the audie  more

UGANDAN AMBASSADOR TO VISIT UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
OREM, Utah, Oct. 29 -- Utah Valley University issued the following news release: Utah Valley University's office of International Affairs and Diplomacy, accompanied by the Ssejinja Foundation, will host Ugandan Ambassador Perezi Kamunanwire Oct. 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Lakeview Room of the new UVU library. "Kamunanwire is coming as part of the ambassador program that we have at UVU," said Rusty Butler, assistant vice president of international affairs. "We are excited to have him her  more

ULM DANCE DEPARTMENT PROUD TO FEATURE NEW FACULTY MEMBER TINA MULLONE IN FALL FUSION NOV. 20
MONROE, La., Oct. 24 -- The University of Louisiana at Monroe issued the following news release: The ULM Dance Department will proudly feature its new assistant professor Tina Nicole Mullone in the upcoming Repertory Dance Ensemble's Fall Fusion on Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium. Two of her works will be seen: * "BiPolar" (premiere work). Set to the music of Vikter Duplaix, this ensemble work explores the metaphysical emotions of light, wind, sun, and water through Caribbean   more

UMDNJ CELEBRATES 'NURSES: MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY' WITH COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR, OTHER EVENTS DURING NATIONAL NURSES WEEK, MAY 6-12
NEWARK, N.J., April 29 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: A health fair for area seniors on May 7 is among several events the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has scheduled to celebrate "Nurses: Making a Difference Every Day" during National Nurses Week. National Nurses Week is marked each year from May 6, National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. UMDNJ  more

UMDNJ GRADUATES EARN ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL HONORS
NEWARK, N.J., May 27 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Numerous graduates from the individual schools of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) were recognized with academic and clinical honors at convocation and pre-commencement ceremonies recently held. School administrators presented the awards at exercises held between May 18 and 20. On May 21, the University graduated the largest class - 1,770 students -  more

UMDNJ SENDS 297 NEW PHYSICIANS TO HOSPITALS NATIONWIDE
NEWARK, N.J., March 20 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Laughter, tears and shrieks of joy erupted at noon today on the campuses of the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School moments after nearly 300 medical students nervously opened envelopes that held the most important news of their budding medical careers: their first jobs as physicians. Today was Match Day across America, the day when thousa  more

UNA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CHAPTER RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION FOR CAMPUS CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
FLORENCE, Ala., Oct. 7 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: The University of North Alabama chapter of Habitat for Humanity recently received honorable mention in the selection of the Campus Chapter of the Year Award by Habitat for Humanity International. The Campus Chapter of the Year Award is given to the chapter that "has shown outstanding performance in all aspects" of the four functions of a campus chapter: building, education, advocacy and fundraising. Cl  more

Unicomm Announces Green Travel Summit, Sponsored By AmEx
NEW YORK, Nov. 4 -- The Meetings Industry Megasite issued the following news release: Event management and communications company Unicomm LLC has announced the launch of the Green Travel Summit, which it says will be the first fully dedicated forum focusing on green travel strategies for the corporate meetings market. The event, which will take place March 23-24, 2009, in Newport Beach, Calif., will feature American Express Business Travel as its presenting sponsor alongside the National Busi  more

UNION COUNTY HIGHEST ATTAINABLE FINANCIAL RATING
ELIZABETH, N.J., Oct. 2 -- Union County issued the following news release: Two of Wall Street's largest financial ratings agencies have given the County of Union outstanding bonding reviews, citing the County's prudent fiscal practices and diversified economy as a whole. Fitch Ratings rated assigned Union County's bond ratings as AAA, the highest attainable. Moody's Investor's Service rated Union County as AA1, which is the second highest attainable. Both ratings mean Union County's abilit  more

United Steelworkers Local 17 Endorses Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., July 25 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic candidate for New York's 21st Congressional District, announced today that he has received the endorsement of Local 17 of the United Steelworkers in a unanimous vote. Local 17 represents steelworkers at Saint-Gobain in Watervliet and Lydall Manning in Green Island. "Paul Tonko has been in public se  more

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY HOSTS ELECTION NIGHT POLITICAL EXPERTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- SUNY-University at Albany issued the following news release: The 2008 presidential contest is in its last week, and with the rhetoric hot and the outcome historic no matter which way the votes go, this election is bound to be the most watched and analyzed in years. The University at Albany will host an election night panel of political experts, pundits, faculty and students who will, in real time, debate and analyze the night's election trends and results. Media is  more

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE LIBRARY ASSOCIATES EXHIBITION NOW ON VIEW
DOVER, Del., Aug. 25 -- The University of Delaware issued the following news release: The exhibition "Building the Future, Remembering the Past: Fifty Years of the University of Delaware Library Associates" has opened in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery of the Morris Library and will be remain on view through Dec. 12. The exhibition presents highlights from the Special Collections Department that were acquired with support from the Library Associates and include many of the most   more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS TO HONOR STUDENTS COMPETING FOR RHODES, MARSHALL, CHURCHILL SCHOLARSHIPS
LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. 28 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The University of Kansas will honor seniors who are competing for one of three prestigious scholarships that provide tuition and living expenses for graduate study in Great Britain or Ireland: the Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarships. The nominees will be honored from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at a reception in Nunemaker Center. Seven seniors are competing in the Rhodes and Marshall s  more

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT FORT KENTWOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL COMPETES IN NEW YORK
PAUL SMITH'S, N.Y., Sept. 20 -- University of Maine at Fort Kent issued the following news release: The UMFK women's volleyball team won one match and dropped two at the Sunrise Conference Classic played at Paul Smith's College in upstate New York Saturday. The Lady Bengals defeated host Paul Smith's 3-0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-22) and lost to Maine Machias 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-10) and Maine Presque Isle (25-11, 25-23, 25-17). In the win vs. Paul Smith's Amber Garrison (So, setter Oroville, CA) ha  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IN TOP 10: 100 BEST VALUES IN PUBLIC COLLEGES
COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 28 -- The University of Maryland issued the following news release: The University of Maryland is ranked No. 9, its highest ranking ever, in Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine's 100 Best Values in Public Colleges. In the last Kiplinger's rankings, UM was No. 28. The previous best was No. 15 in 2006. (The rankings pertain to in-state tuition fees.) The Top 15: (Listed in the December issue) 1. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2. University of Flo  more

UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY BIOCHEMISTRY PROFESSOR RECEIVES ONE OF FIRST NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH EUREKA GRANTS FOR INNOVATIVE RESEARCH
PISCATAWAY, N.J., Sept. 8 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Masayori Inouye, Ph.D., distinguished professor in the Department of Biochemistry at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been awarded a $1.2 million EUREKA grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop technology that determines membrane proteins' structure. Inouye's was one of 38 research projects selected to receive funding from the NIH's new progra  more

UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY STUDY FINDS LEAD IN SYNTHETIC TURF CAN BE ABSORBED INTO GASTRIC FLUIDS
PISCATAWAY, N.J., Sept. 16 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Adding to the growing concerns over the health risks posed by lead and other chemicals in synthetic turf materials, a new study by researchers at the UMDNJ-School of Public Health finds that when children or athletes ingest the tiny rubber granules in synthetic turf, it is likely that a significant portion of the lead in the granules will be absorbed by their bodies' gastric flu  more

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND LIBRARY GALLERY TO EXHIBIT PRIMORDIAL TIDE
KINGSTON, R.I., Oct. 28 -- The University of Rhode Island issued the following news release: The University of Rhode Island's Library Gallery will exhibit work by artist/educator David Wheeler. The watercolor exhibition, Primordial Tides: Sea Life in the Art of Prehistoric Peoples, is free and open to the public. It will be on display Nov. 2 through Nov. 30 at the University Library Gallery, URI/University Library, 15 Lippitt Rd., URI Kingston Campus. The gallery is open Sunday from 1 p.m.  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE HOSTS EXHIBITION OF RECENT PAINTINGS BY MCMAHON
SPARTANBURG, S.C., Oct. 31 -- The University of South Carolina Upstate Campus issued the following news release: The Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery at the University of South Carolina Upstate is hosting an exhibition of recent paintings by Maggie McMahon from November 7 to December 5. The exhibit is entitled "Held Sacred: An exploration of forgiveness through the lens of Byzantine iconography." An artist lecture will be held on Thursday, November 13 at 4:30 p.m. in Humanities and Performing Art  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS POLICE HOSTING EXPLORER CONFERENCE
DALLAS, Oct. 30 -- The University of Texas at Dallas issued the following news release: The UT Dallas Police Department and the Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association (TLEEAA) are hosting their Explorer Advisor Training Workshop through Friday. Attending the annual event are police officers and Explorer Advisors from across Texas and from such far-flung agencies as the Bowie, Md., Police Department and New York City Police Department. Established in 1989, the TLEEAA is a no  more

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA REAPS HIGH PRAISE IN KIPLINGER'S 2009 'BEST VALUE' ISSUE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 31 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: The University of Virginia receives star treatment in the December issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, which ranks U.Va. No. 3 in its "100 Best Values in Public Colleges." The magazine -- which hits newsstands Nov. 11 -- lauds U.Va. for its academic quality, generous AccessUVA financial aid program and the large endowment and successful fundraising operation that allow it to ride out   more

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-TACOMA, RUSSIAN JOURNALISM STUDENTS COLLABORATE
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 5 -- University of Washington-Tacoma issued the following news release: Journalism students from Russia and UW Tacoma got an up-close look at American-style journalism in action as election-night guests of the Tacoma-based News Tribune newspaper last night. "The newsroom on election night -- you can't ask for anything better," said Chris Demaske, UWT assistant professor of communication and the U.S. organizer of an ongoing exchange program between UW Tacoma and Moscow S  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MARATHON COUNTY THEATRE TO PRESENT 'NICKEL AND DIMED'
WAUSAU, Wis., Nov. 4 -- The University of Wisconsin-Marathon County issued the following news release: Pertinent Information: * UWMC Theatre to present play by Joan Holden "Nickel and Dimed" * Play to be held Thursday through Sunday, November 20, 21, 22 and 23 * Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday * Directed by Sarah Rudolph, UWMC professor of communication & theatre arts * The cast is made up of 11 students and one community member   more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE THEATRE LAUNCHES MAINSTAGE SEASON WITH '1001'
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 7 -- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts Department of Theatre launches a new season with Jason Grote's "1001," a postmodernist take on "One Thousand and One Nights." Rebecca Holderness directs. The first offering in the four-production Mainstage Series opens Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Mainstage Theatre, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd. "1001" runs through Oct. 19 and contains adult them  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT RELEASES UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MENOMONIE, Wis., Nov. 3 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stout issued the following news release: UW-Stout will host the following events. Nov. 6, UW-Stout will host the 2008 Training and Development Summit Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Memorial Student Center on the UW-Stout campus. The one-day workshop "Eco-Learning: Are You Ready?" will educate training and human resources professionals how to prepare their company's employees for "green" operations and business practices. For more information  more

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING ART MUSEUM RECEIVES MAJOR DONATION
LARAMIE, Wyo., Oct. 31 -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: The University of Wyoming Art Museum has been selected to receive a gift of 50 works of art from New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel. The gifts, received with the help of the National Gallery of Art, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, are part of a national gifts program titled "The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty St  more

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING ART MUSEUM RECEIVES MAJOR DONATION
LARAMIE, Wyo., Oct. 31 -- The University of Wyoming Art Museum issued the following news release: The University of Wyoming Art Museum has been selected to receive a gift of 50 works of art from New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel. The gifts, received with the help of the National Gallery of Art, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, are part of a national gifts program titled "The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works f  more

UNIVERSITY POLICE EARN STATE, FEDERAL GRANTS FOR SAFETY
OSWEGO, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York at Oswego issued the following news release: SUNY Oswego's University Police recently received two grants, one through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and the other from the state Department of Motor Vehicles. The federal grant of $3,750 will allow the department to purchase a night-vision kit, said John C. Rossi, assistant chief of University Police. The lightweight low-light amplifyin  more

UNIVERSITY THEATRE TO STAGE AMERICAN OPERA 'STREET SCENE'
LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. 28 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: University Theatre and the Department of Music and Dance at the University of Kanas are staging the American opera "Street Scene," based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9 on Stage Too! in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre. With a script by Rice, lyrics by African-American poet Langston Hughes and music by the German   more

UPCOMING EXHIBITION AT KANSAS STATE TO SHOW OFF WHAT ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING, DESIGN STUDENTS LEARNED DURING RECENT INTERNSHIPS
MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 24 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Projects by student participants in the spring and summer 2008 academic internship programs of Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design will be on display Nov. 3-21 in the Chang Gallery and the first-floor hallway of the east wing of Seaton Hall. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Chang Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. At varying points in their   more

URBAN FORUM EXAMINES NEW ADMINISTRATION'S AGENDA FOR URBAN EDUCATION
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 3 -- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee issued the following news release: The School of Education's 12th annual Urban Forum is set for Thursday, Nov. 6 in the UWM Union. This year's daylong conference will focus on how the educational agenda of the new administration will impact educators' preparedness for the challenges they face in urban classrooms. The program features two keynote speakers. Robin D.G. Kelley, professor of history and American Studies and ethnicity at  more

USDA AWARDS $8.78 MILLION IN RISK MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS, INCLUDING ONES TO TRADITIONALLY UNDER-SERVED CUSTOMERS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency has issued the following press release: USDA is awarding $8.78 million in agricultural risk management partnership agreements, including ones for outreach and education opportunities to limited-resource and other traditionally under-served farmers and ranchers, throughout the United States. These agreements will provide funds for projects to develop new risk management tools for farmers and ranchers. Funding  more

USDA DESIGNATES ENTIRE STATE OF VERMONT AS PRIMARY NATURAL DISASTER AREA
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency has issued the following press release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated the entire state of Vermont, all 14 counties, as a primary natural disaster area because of losses caused by excessive rain, flooding, flash flooding, high winds, hail, lightning and tornadoes that occurred during the period of June 1, 2008, through Aug. 31, 2008. Farm operators in the counties listed below in the adjacent sta  more

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT FACULTY MEMBER IS TOP TEACHER IN 'TEACHER FEATURE'
LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 24 -- Utah State University issued the following news release: Cindy Dewey, head of the vocal studies area in Utah State University's Department of Music in the Caine School of the Arts, was honored as a top educator in the state. Dewey was in the spotlight in a "Teacher Feature" segment on KSL Radio the morning of Oct. 14 and was presented a plaque by Kevin Flint of Zions Bank as Utah's "Teacher of the Week" during a Music Department faculty meeting Oct. 21. "I cannot  more

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY WIND ORCHESTRA PRESENTS ANNUAL HOMECOMING CONCERT ON OCT. 24
LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 20 -- Utah State University issued the following news release: The Utah State University Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas P. Rohrer, will perform its opening concert of the season Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall of the Chase Fine Arts Center (approximately 1110 E. 610 North, Logan). In addition to the USU Wind Orchestra, the concert includes the music of composer/conductor Randol Alan Bass, as well as members of the USU Alumni Concert B  more

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY'S NORA ECCLES HARRISON MUSEUM OF ART RECEIVES MAJOR DONATION OF ART
LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 24 -- Utah State University issued the following news release: Utah State University's Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art has been selected to receive a gift of 50 works of art from New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, with the help of the National Gallery of Art, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The gift is part of a national gifts program entitled "The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fi  more

VAL KILMER WANTS TO BE NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR?
New York, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): American actor Val Kilmer is contemplating joining politics and running for New Mexico Governor. The 'Batman Forever' star, presently shooting for a film in Bulgaria, hinted about his plans during a telephonic interview for a newspaper. "There's sort of a rumour around that I'm maybe thinking about running to be governor of New Mexico? Well, it's sort of true. It's been my home 25 years. I really love my state. Poor, hardworking, decent people - Native Americans, c  more

VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD ISSUES ORDER REGARDING RE PETITION OF CITY OF BURLINGTON, D/B/A BURLINGTON TELECOM, FOR CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO OPERATE CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM IN CITY OF BURLINGTON, VERMONT
MONTPELIER, Vt., Oct. 31 -- The Vermont Public Service Board issued the following orders: Docket No. 7044 Petition of City of Burlington, d/b/a Burlington Telecom, for a certificate of public good to operate a cable television system in the City of Burlington, Vermont (In Re: Petition to amend Condition No. 17 of CPG by enlarging the date by which Burlington Telecom must complete its system build out) Order entered: 10/31/2008 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND SCHEDULING ORDER   more

VETERAN NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER ON 'MTSU ON THE RECORD'
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Sept. 16 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: How do political operatives arrange photo opportunities to achieve the most favorable images possible for their candidates? How do news photographers obtain the best shots possible, and how do they avoid being manipulated by the campaign? Chris Harris, professor of electronic media communication at MTSU, will tackle the topic of "Political Imagery" at 7 a.m. this Sunday, Sept. 21, on "MTSU on  more

VETERANS INVITED TO PRE-ENROLLMENT WORKSHOP AT COLLEGE
SUFFERN, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The State University of New York at Rockland issued the following news release: The Veterans Support Services Committee of SUNY Rockland Community College is hosting a Pre-Enrollment Workshop for veterans on Monday, November 10, 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Student Union Building (3114). A light dinner will be served. The Pre-Enrollment Workshop is intended for veterans thinking of enrolling at SUNY Rockland. Information will be given about Admissions, Fina  more

Vets for Freedom and David Bellavia Endorse Chris Lee for Congress
BATAVIA, N.Y., Oct. 24 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, the largest Iraq and Afghanistan veterans' organization in America, Vets for Freedom, endorsed 26th District Congressional candidate Chris Lee. Western New York native, decorated Iraq War veteran and Vets for Freedom Co-Chairman David Bellavia appeared with Lee today in Batavia to announce the endorsement. "As a veteran who   more

VIOLINIST BIRD TO PERFORM AT PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 28 -- Pellissippi State Technical Community College issued the following news release: The community is invited to join Pellissippi State Technical Community College in celebrating Native American Heritage Month with two free concerts, both Nov. 10, by "Lord of the Strings" Arvel Bird. The performances take place in the Goins Auditorium at the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road at 10:30 a.m. and noon. The award--winning violinist drew a large crowd at the co  more

VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS OCT. 30
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 30 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: The 21st annual Virginia Film Festival, with the theme "Aliens!", opens tonight. The weekend-long event will feature 80 films and more than 100 guests covering the spectrum of the alien experience, from immigrants to outsiders to extra-terrestrials. The guest list for the 21st annual event includes an international array of some of the most highly respected artists in the film industry today, inc  more

VISITING ARTIST TALK WITH SCULPTOR BUTTERLY TO BE HELD ON NOV. 19 AT PURCHASE COLLEGE
PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 3 -- The State University of New York at Purchase issued the following news release: Sculptor Kathy Butterly will be speaking at Purchase College on November 19 at 6:30pm in room 1016 of the Visual Arts Building Butterly is known for whimsical works that have an underlying depth. Her tiny clay forms mimic aspects of the human body. She attaches appendages and with great formal precision and imagination, decorates the surfaces with bold colorful glazes. Butterly's work   more

VITAMIN D MAY PROTECT AGAINST NUCLEAR RADIATION
Washington, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): A radiological health expert has suggested that an active form of vitamin D can protect against damage from low levels of radiation. Daniel Hayes, Ph.D., of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has found that calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D, may provide protection against background radiation and could be used as a safe protective agent before or after a low-level nuclear incident. Calcitriol is the form of vitamin D that activates th  more

VOA NEWS: EUROPE SLASHES INTEREST RATES
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Michael Bowman European central banks have again cut interest rates to lessen the blow of what many experts say will be a deep economic recession. VOA's Michael Bowman reports from Washington, where U.S. economic statistics released Thursday pointed to a dramatic economic slowdown. The Bank of England slashed its key interest rate by an unusually large amount - 1.5 percent - to three percent, a level not seen sinc  more

VOA NEWS: OIL PRICES SLIDE TO 19-MONTH LOW
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: Crude oil prices hit a 19-month low, as new economic data suggests the world's major economies may be headed for a recession, cutting demand. The price of crude oil for future delivery fell more than $4.50, to close at less than $61 a barrel during trading Thursday in New York. Oil prices have fallen almost 60 percent since hitting a record high in July. The International Monetary Fund says the continuing decline is   more

VOA NEWS: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA BUILDS DIVERSE COALITION IN VICTORY
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Jim Malone In the aftermath of Tuesday's U.S. presidential election, many Democrats believe Barack Obama's convincing victory could set the stage for a political realignment that could benefit the party for years to come. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington. President-elect Obama won 52 percent of the popular vote, the largest share for a Democrat since Lyndon Johnson won in 1964. But  more

VOA NEWS: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA POISED TO NAME TREASURY SECRETARY
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: U.S. President-elect Barack Obama is expected to soon name his choice for Treasury secretary, about 10 weeks before he takes office and inherits the country's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Aides say Mr. Obama plans to meet Friday with his economic team and hold his first news conference since winning the election. Mr. Obama was being briefed Thursday on highly classified intelligence. The White Ho  more

VOA NEWS: U.S. PACIFIC COMMANDER SEES NO MAJOR CHANGES UNDER PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Al Pessin The commander of U.S. forces in Asia and the Pacific says he does not anticipate any major change in U.S. military policy toward the region when President-elect Barack Obama takes office in January. VOA's Al Pessin reports from the Pentagon. The Pacific Commander, Admiral Timothy Keating, says he has not yet met Mr. Obama, but his staff is preparing material for the president-elect and other senior offic  more

VPASA QUARTERLY REPORT TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Jan. 30 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Biology Department Dr. Roger Sauterer presented a seminar entitled Fast Times in the Cretaceous: The life and times of T-Rex to the public at the Anniston Museum of Natural History on September 27, 2007. Dr. Roger Sauterer presented a seminar entitled Fast Times in the Cretaceous: The life and times of T-Rex to the public at the UAB Sigma Xi chapter on October   more

WARHOL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT TO UNVEIL AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY GALLERY ON NOV. 14
LAS CRUCES, N.M., Oct. 30 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news release: A new gallery opening called "Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes at New Mexico State University" will be hosted at the NMSU Art Gallery with a 5 p.m. reception Friday, Nov. 14. The gallery will exhibit 28 of Andy Warhol's original photographs with examples portraying both color Polaroid images and black and white silver gelatin prints. This work reflects his interest in celebrities, New York and other it  more

WARNER NAMED NYIT VICE PRESIDENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y., Oct. 27 -- The New York Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Marc Warner has been named vice president for communications and marketing at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Warner will lead NYIT's global integrated marketing initiatives and guide the university's award-winning communications, marketing, public relations, and advertising efforts. "We are delighted that Marc has joined our university during this transformative time," said NYIT  more

WARTIME FREEDOM SYMPOSIUM FOCUSES ON SLAVERY'S END
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Sept. 15 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: History buffs and students alike are encouraged to attend "The Legacy of Stones River: Pathways to Freedom" in Murfreesboro, an Oct. 18 symposium focusing on the demise of slavery during the Civil War and feature distinguished speakers. The Saturday event will get under way beginning at 8 a.m. at the Rutherford County Courthouse, while living-history program will take place in the afternoo  more

WAYNE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUES MINUTES OF JULY 15 MEETING
LYONS, N.Y., July 15 -- The Wayne County Board of Supervisors issued the following minutes of its meeting: The regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors was held in their chambers in the Court House, Chairman Hoffman presiding. Upon roll call, all Supervisors were present. County Administrator James Marquette and County Attorney Daniel Wyner were also present. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mr. Plant moved, seconded by Mr. Kelsch, to waive the reading of the minutes of the previous meetin  more

WEDNESDAY CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES RETURNS WITH FOUR FALL CONCERTS
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 15 -- Rhode Island College issued issued the following order: The Wednesday Chamber Music Series will present four concerts in a "Celebrity Series: Classics to Cabaret" theme, announced Judith Lynn Stillman, artistic director of the series. Each 50-minute recital is free of charge, and will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Nazarian Center's Sapinsley Hall. A question-and-answer session with the artists follows each performance. On Sept. 17, a performance of   more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. GOODE, OCT. 22
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., I-Va. (5th CD), issued the following newsletter: In passing legislation to bail out Wall Street in the financial crisis, mention has been made of the sub-prime loans that were offered to home buyers who could not afford to pay their mortgages. What has been omitted from almost all discussions is the role that sub-prime loans given to illegal immigrants played in this crisis. Nothing in the bailout legislation addresses dealing with illegals and  more

Wellpoint Won't Pay For Preventable Adverse Events
WASHINGTON, April 3 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: WellPoint Inc. yesterday announced it will not reimburse for 11 preventable adverse events, as defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and National Quality Forum. The events are surgery performed on the wrong body part or patient, object left in the body during surgery, air embolism or blockage, blood incompatibility, urinary or vascular catheter-associated infection, pressure ulcers, chest infection af  more

WEST COVINA ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL WALK OF FAME HONOREES
WEST COVINA, Calif., Oct. 22 -- The city of West Covina issued the following news release: The City of West Covina is pleased to announce the selection of the inaugural class of West Covina Walk of Fame Honorees to be inducted during a ceremony at the Big League Dreams Sportsplex (2100 Azusa Avenue) on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. In April of this year the West Covina City Council approved the creation of a Walk of Fame inside the Big League Dreams Sportsplex to honor athletes  more

WHY DO MUSLIMS HATE DR ZAKIR NAIK?
NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 9 -- He insists he has never uttered a blasphemous word. But a large number of Muslims across the country, both Shia and Sunni, say he has, and want Dr Zakir Naik expelled from the community. Dr Naik, 43, a Mumbai-based practising doctor and president of the Islamic Research Foundation, has been a controversial figure for Muslim theologians for long. But he shot into prominence only recently when, at the urging of local ulema, the Uttar Pradesh government on October 30, b  more

WILLIAM A. MEEHAN: SMALL BUSINESSES, IMMENSE POSSIBILITIES
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 14 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The College of Commerce and Business Administration (CCBA) at Jacksonville State University is ranked in the top 10 percent of business schools in the country according to the 2006 Princeton Review of The Best 237 Business Schools. Within the Best Business Schools category, JSU ranks second in providing the greatest opportunity for women studying business. The success of the CCBA departmen  more

WILLIAM LASHER NAMED EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF NEW ENGINEERING JOURNAL
ERIE, Pa., June 2 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: William C. Lasher, associate professor and chair of the mechanical engineering program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been named first editor-in-chief of the newly launched Journal of Sailboat Technology. The journal will be an online, peer-reviewed publication of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and its Small Craft Technical Panel. It is int  more

WIPO: Inventor in New York Develops Biaryl Compositions
GENEVA, Nov. 8 - David G. Hangauer of East Ameherst, N.Y., has developed a biaryl compositions. According to an abstract posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the invention relates to "compounds of formula IB and methods for modulating one or more components of a kinase cascade using these compounds." The invention carries International Patent Publication No. WO/2008/127728 on Oct. 23. The patent has been assigned to Kinex Pharmaceuticals LLC, Buffalo, N.Y. The origi  more

WIPO: Inventor in New York Develops Fish Kosher Status Determination Method
GENEVA, Nov. 8 - Barnet Liberman of New York has developed a method for determining kosher status of fish. According to an abstract posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the invention relates to "a method for determining the kosher status of fish. The system includes a fish processing apparatus configured to process the fish, and at least one image recording apparatus configured to record images of the fish during processing." The invention carries International Patent Pu  more

WIPO: Inventor in New York Develops Il3ralpha Antibody Conjugates
GENEVA, Nov. 8 - Ivan Bergstein of New York has developed an il3ralpha antibody conjugates. According to an abstract posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the invention provides "methods for inhibiting or reducing an IL3Rá-expressing cell population, the methods comprising contacting a population of IL3Rá-expressing cells with an antibody that binds to IL3Rá." The invention carries International Patent Publication No. WO/2008/127735 on Oct. 23. The patent has been assi  more

WIPO: Inventor in New York Develops Kinase Cascade Modulation Method
GENEVA, Nov. 8 - David G. Hangauer of East Amherst, N.Y., has developed methods for modulating kinase cascade. According to an abstract posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the invention relates to "compounds and methods for modulating one or more components of a kinase cascade." The invention carries International Patent Publication No. WO/2008/127727 on Oct. 23. The patent has been assigned to Kinex Pharmaceuticals LLC, Buffalo, N.Y. The original patent was filed   more

WIPO: Inventors in New York Develop Radio-Nuclear Material Delivery System
GENEVA, Nov. 8 - Felix W. Mick of Bronxville, N.Y., and Kenneth Zabrouski of Bethpage, N.Y., have developed a radio-nuclear material delivery system. According to an abstract posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the invention relates to a "radio-nuclear material delivery system includes: a body; at least one catheter including a portion arranged within the body and extending along a longitudinal length of the body, each catheter including a blind lumen in which a radioactiv  more

WIPO: Inventors in New York, Israel Develops Marketplace for Interactive Advertising Targeting Events
GENEVA, Nov. 9 - Meir Zohar of Givat Shmuel, Israel, and Elad Efraim of New York, have developed a system. According to an abstract posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the invention relates to a "system and method for providing a targeting event marketplace is provided. Generally, the method contains the steps of: at least one targeted publisher and a targeting event marketplace entity agreeing to financial terms associated with revenues received from at least one buyer th  more

WIPO: Inventors in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey Develop Kinase Cascade Modulation Compositions
GENEVA, Nov. 9 - David G. Hangauer of East Amherst, N.Y., Jeremy A. Cody of Clifton Springs, N.Y., Daniel Coughlin of Hackettstown, N.J., Jonathan Gale of West Townsend, Mass., have developed compositions. According to an abstract posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the invention relates to "compositions of N-benzyl-2-(5-(4-(2- morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)acetamide (KX2-391) and methods for modulating one or more components of a kinase cascade." The invention c  more

WIU ALUMNUS IS LEAD TENOR IN OPERA QUAD CITIES 'RIGOLETTO'
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 15 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Richard Furman, a Macomb native and a Western Illinois University alumnus, is the leading tenor in Verdi's "Rigoletto," which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 with Opera Quad Cities at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd Street, Davenport, IA. A graduate of Macomb High School and a Bachelor of Arts degree (1998) graduate of Western in music with a French minor, Furm  more

WNMU MUSEUM TO HOST MOGOLLON ARCHEOLOGY CONFERENCE
SILVER CITY, N.M., Sept. 26 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: Mogollon archeology enthusiasts are preparing for the 15 th Biennial Mogollon Archeology Conference to be held on the campus of Western New Mexico University. The WNMU Museum is hosting the three-day event scheduled to begin October 2. A reception on Thursday at the WNMU Museum will open the conference. Registration is scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Papers will be presented on Friday and   more

Working Families Party Endorses Paul Tonko for Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., June 3 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: The Working Families Party today announced the endorsement of Paul Tonko for Congress. "Paul Tonko has stood up time and again for the Capital Region's working families. Paul has the experience and the progressive values to keep fighting for the issues that matter to ordinary New Yorkers in Congress," said Karen Scharff, C  more

WORLD FAMOUS JERUSALEM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO ENTERTAIN AT KANSAS STATE'S MCCAIN AUDITORIUM
MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 29 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the premier orchestra of Israel's capital city, will come to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium to perform a program celebrating two of the most influential Jewish-American composers of all time, Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland. The performance, part of the 2008-09 McCain Performance Series, will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. This is the second U.S. tour  more

YONKERS POPS BAND PRESENTS 'SALUTE TO VETERANS CONCERT' ON NOV. 9 AT SAUNDERS HIGH SCHOOL
YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The city of Yonkers issued the following press release: Veterans and their service to our country will be the theme of a special "Salute to Veterans Concert" presented by the Yonkers Pops Band on Sunday, November 9 at 2:00 pm. This free performance of All-American music will take place at Saunders High School, 183 Palmer Road, just east of the Saw Mill River Parkway. The Yonkers Pops Band, best known for its summer concerts at Untermyer Park, is under the directio  more

YOUNG LIBERAL ARTS ALUMNI RECOGNIZED WITH 2008 AWARD
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct. 27 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts honored three young alumni with the 2008 Emerging Voice Award. Tanasha Anders, Jo Alice Blondin and Ron Carpinella are the recipients of the award, which is given by the College of Liberal Arts Alumni Board. The awards were given on Oct. 25 at a College of Liberal Arts Homecoming event and are part of Experience Liberal Arts. Anders earned her bachelor's degr  more

YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHORUS OF ERIE OPEN AUDITION SCHEDULE
ERIE, Pa., Oct. 29 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: The Young People's Chorus of Erie has added two additional audition days for singers ages 7 to 18: Thursday, November 13, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, 134 W. 7th St., Erie--Please use W. 7th Street entrance. Saturday, December 11, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, 134 W. 7th St., Erie--Please use W. 7th Street entrance. No   more

YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHORUS OF ERIE OPEN AUDITION SCHEDULE
ERIE, Pa., Oct. 29 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: The Young People's Chorus of Erie has added two additional audition days for singers ages 7 to 18: Thursday, November 13, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, 134 W. 7th St., Erie--Please use W. 7th Street entrance. Saturday, December 11, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, 134 W. 7th St., Erie--Please use W. 7th Street entrance. No   more

'SPOOKY ACTION AT A DISTANCE AND OTHER STORIES' RELEASED
ERIE, Pa., March 26 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Tom Noyes, assistant professor of creative writing in the B.F.A. program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will sign copies of his new book, Spooky Action at a Distance and Other Stories (Dufour Editions, 2008) at The Erie Book Store this weekend. Noyes' signing will be held this Saturday, March 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the book shop, located at 137 E. 13th St. in downto  more

1199 Seiu And Seiu Local 200 United Endorse Paul Tonko For U.S. Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., June 25 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: 1199 SEIU and SEIU Local 200 United today announced their endorsement of former Assembly Member Paul Tonko for the Democratic Primary in the 21st Congressional district. The seat is being vacated by Congressman Michael McNulty who announced his retirement earlier this year. The 21st Congressional district includes all of Al  more

15 ARRESTED IN CRACK DISTRIBUTION RING
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Albany Field Office issued the following press release: Andrew T. Baxter, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announces the arrest of fifteen individuals in connection with a major cocaine and crack cocaine distribution organization located in Utica, New York, that trafficked narcotics throughout the Mohawk Valley. Those arrested include the following: WHITNEY  more

33 NEW, TENURE-TRACK FACULTY JOIN AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 30 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: A total of 33 new tenure-track faculty members have become part of the Austin Peay State University community. College of Arts and Letters New faculty members are Dr. Jackie R. Booker, Dr. Emily Hanna Crane, Warren Greene, Dr. Sharon Laor-Sirak, Dr. Harry Clark Maddux, Stacie Wilson Mumpower, Dr. Kristofer Ray, Dr. Daniel P. Shea, Lynn Sims, Cameron M. Sutt, Kevin P. S. Tanner Jr., Dr. Antonio   more

A Comprehensive Energy Policy
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 14 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following statement: Our country is in the midst of an energy crisis that is threatening to undermine our economy, our security, our environment and the well being of hard working American families. High energy costs have played a significant role in the current economic downturn. Families are faced with the double shock of $4 per gallon gasoline   more

AFSCME / CSEA Announce Endorsement of Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 11 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: New York's largest public service union today announced the endorsement of Democrat Paul Tonko in the race to succeed retiring Congressman Michael McNulty. At a news conference this morning in Schenectady, The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) announced their endorsement of Tonko for   more

Albany County Democrats Hold Unity Rally
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 22 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Elected Democrats from across Albany County held a unity rally at Albany City Hall this morning to support 21st District Congressional Candidate Paul Tonko. The rally was attended by retiring Congressman Michael McNulty, Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings, Albany County Executive Michael Breslin, and Tonko's Democratic primary  more

Arsenal Machinists Back Tonko In Congressional Race
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 25 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York's 21st District, announced today that he's been endorsed by the National Federation of Federal Employees Local 2109 in a unanimous vote. NFFE Local 2109 represents 250 machinists and other workers at the Watervliet Arsenal, and more than 100,000 federal workers acros  more

Assemblyman Jack McEneny Endorses Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 3 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Albany Assemblyman Jack McEneny announced today that he is endorsing Democratic candidate Paul Tonko in his bid for the 21st District Congressional seat now held by Michael McNulty. "I've spent the summer listening to all the candidates, and I am convinced that Paul Tonko is the best choice to serve the people of the 21s  more

BELLMORE-MERRICK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT'S SAUL LERNER APPOINTED TO STATEWIDE ADVISORY PANEL
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 20 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that Saul Lerner, Director of Physical Education, Athletics, Driver Education, and Health at the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, has been appointed to a statewide advisory panel on driver education. Senator Fuschillo recommended Mr. Lerner to the Senate for appointment t  more

BORDER PATROL CANVASSES NORTHEAST TO REACH PRESIDENTIAL HIRING MANDATE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued the following press release: U.S. Customs and Border Protection recruiters will look to the northeast with one-day recruiting events during its final push to reach the deadline for a presidential hiring mandate. On Saturday, Saturday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., CBP's Northeast Blitz will launch recruiting events in three population centers including New York City, East Ruther  more

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Endorses Chris Lee for Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 28 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership announced its endorsement of businessman Chris Lee for Congress. Andrew Rudnick, President and CEO of the Partnership and members of its board joined Chris Lee to announce the endorsement at the organization's headquarters in downtown Buffalo. "The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is truly a vanguar  more

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Endorses Chris Lee for Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 28 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership announced its endorsement of businessman Chris Lee for Congress. Andrew Rudnick, President and CEO of the Partnership and members of its board joined Chris Lee to announce the endorsement at the organization's headquarters in downtown Buffalo. "The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is truly a vanguar  more

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY RANKED BY PRINCETON REVIEW
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Oct. 29 -- East Tennessee State University issued the following news release: East Tennessee State University's College of Business and Technology is listed among the nation's most outstanding business schools in the Princeton Review 2009 edition of "Best 296 Business Schools." Although the institutions are not ranked academically, ETSU was singled out for special national recognition by ranking fourth in the "Best Classroom Experience" category and fifth in "Most Family   more

CAROL ASH, NEW YORK STATE PARKS COMMISSIONER, TO DELIVER METCALF LECTURE ON NOV. 7
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Carol Ash, the commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and the state historic preservation officer, will deliver the prestigious Metcalf Endowment Lecture at this year's 58th annual SUNY Cortland Recreation Conference from Nov. 6-7 at the College. Ash's vision for the future of State Parks includes improving park infrastructure and working to ensure that the   more

CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK RECEIVES STATE FUNDING FROM SEN. FUSCHILLO
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 4 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that he secured $5,000 in state funding for the Child Care Council of Suffolk County. The funding will be used to help offset the costs for outreach and training programs. The Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. is a not-for-profit central planning and coordinating agency dedicated to m  more

COMMISSION TO MEET ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Public Service Commission will hold its next regular session beginning at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2008, in the 19th Floor Board Room of its offices located at Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York. The agenda will be announced. Individuals in Albany wishing to observe the Commission's meeting may do so in the Board Room on the 19th floor of the Commission's offices   more

County Executives to State Leaders: Cut Spending, Don't Shift Costs to Property Taxpayers
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 6 -- The New York State Association of Counties issued the following news release: County Leaders Call for State Spending Cuts, Not Cost Shifts to Property Taxes Officials put forth $1 billion in cuts that would not increase taxes for homeowners and businesses With Election Day over and a record State budget deficit looming, a statewide bipartisan group of county chief executives, responsible for the day to day management of state services delivered locally, today   more

CRIMINALS WHO IMPERSONATE FEDERAL AGENTS WILL FACE STIFFER PENALTIES UNDER NEW STATE LAW
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 6 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that legislation he sponsored expanding the crime of impersonating a police officer to include federal law enforcement officers has been signed into law by Governor Paterson. The new state law closes a loophole that had allowed dangerous criminals who had committed felony crimes while pretending to be federal ag  more

DRAFT REMEDIAL DESIGN WORK PLAN, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN FOR ONONDAGA LAKE BOTTOM SUB-SITE COMPLETE
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 5 -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the following news release: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Kenneth Lynch today invited the public to a meeting to discuss draft plans for remediation work and citizen participation regarding the cleanup of the bottom of Onondaga Lake. The public meeting is set for: 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20 Martha Eddy Room in the Art and Home Center NYS Fairgrounds   more

ELECTION DAY PROGRAM
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct 31 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Albany Field Office issued the following press release: Acting United States Attorney Andrew T. Baxter announced today that Steven D. Clymer, an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of New York, will lead the efforts of his Office in the connection with the Justice Department's nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 4, 2008 general elections. AUSA Clymer has been ap  more

EPA GRANTS TO HELP PREVENT POLLUTION IN NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK
NEW YORK, Nov. 4 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 office issued the following news release: New York, From promoting the use of less toxic dry cleaning methods, to encouraging environmentally-protective practices at marinas, to education about the proper disposal of prescription drugs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making its grant money count across New Jersey and New York. The Agency has awarded more than $400,000 in grants geared toward funding projects t  more

ESSEX COUNTY DIRECTOR RECIPIENT OF DAVID AXELROD AWARD
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The New York Emergency Management Office issued the following news release: Raymond C. Thatcher, Director of the Essex County Office of Emergency Services, was presented the David Axelrod Award at the annual conference of the New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission (DPC) in Syracuse. John R. Gibb, Chairman of the DPC and Director of the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO), presented the award to Thatcher at the conference's banquet on Septembe  more

GOV. PATERSON HOSTED TOWN HALL IN WHITE PLAINS
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 5 -- The New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities issued the following news release: Governor David A. Paterson hosted a town hall forum today in White Plains to discuss New York's budget crisis with the public. He will also host a second town hall meeting in Syracuse on November 11. The two forums are in preparation for the November 18 special session of the Legislature, when the State must close a $1.5 billion current-year budget shor  more

GOV. PATERSON PROCLAIMS OCT. 26- NOV. 1 AS IDENTITY THEFT AWARENESS WEEK
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 26 -- Gov. David Paterson, D-N.Y., has issued the following proclamation: Whereas, New York State is committed to reducing crime at all levels in our State -including fraud and fraud-related activities - and of increasing concern is the crime of identity theft, which entails deliberate deception perpetrated against or by an individual or company for the purpose of unwarranted gain, usually carried out during the process of buying, using, selling a product or service, or oth  more

HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW HERITAGE SOCIETY MEMBERS
ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- Hudson Valley Community College issued the following news release: The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation recently welcomed five new members to its Heritage Society, which recognizes individuals who have provided, or have made plans to provide, charitable gifts through bequests, trusts and other life income gifts. Four alumni and one former college employee were welcomed to the society at a dinner held Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Franklin Plaza in Tr  more

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 5 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko announced today that the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has endorsed his candidacy for New York's 21st District Congressional seat, now held by the retiring Michael McNulty. The Human Rights Campaign is the nation's largest organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights, with 725,000   more

Kryzan Silent on Special Interests Contributions
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 22 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: In a primary debate in early September, Alice Kryzan spent the entire debate criticizing her fellow Democrat, Jon Powers, for taking large campaign donations from special interest groups. After unexpectedly winning the primary, Kryzan has suddenly had a change of heart in terms of accepting big donations from special interest groups.   more

Lee Tours Western New York Efforts to Create Viable, American Energy Solutions
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 18 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, 26th Congressional District candidate Chris Lee showed his support for Western New York efforts to create viable, American energy solutions. Lee toured the Orleans County ethanol plant, learning about the strides they've taken to enhance alternative energy production and their ideas for further ethanol development in Western New  more

Lee Unveils Agenda for Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability In Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 20 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Today, 26th Congressional District candidate Chris Lee outlined his plan for fiscal responsibility and accountability in Congress. Lee's plan calls for lower taxes, simplifying the tax code, less regulation on small businesses and ensuring members of Congress are working toward these ends, not their own pet projects. "One of the mos  more

Lester Freeman Endorses Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., July 2 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Lester Freeman enthusiastically endorsed fellow Congressional candidate Paul Tonko today at a joint news conference. Tonko and Freeman met with seniors at Townsend Park Apartments in Albany to discuss Medicare, prescription drugs, affordable housing and other issues facing the residents of the 21st Congressional District.   more

Letter Carriers Endorse Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 15 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York's 21st District, announced today that he's been endorsed by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 358 Northeastern New York. Branch 358 represents letter carriers in all seven of the counties that encompass the 21st District. "Paul Tonko recognize  more

MAJOR COCAINE DISTRIBUTION ORGANIZATION WIPED OUT IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration's New York field office issued the following press release: United States Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division John P. Gilbride and Andrew T. Baxter, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced the arrest of fifteen individuals in connection with a major cocaine and crack cocaine distribution organization located in Uti  more

N.Y. PUC ISSUES RULING ON PROCEEDING ON MOTION OF THE COMMISSION REGARDING AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY PORTFOLIO STANDARD
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following ruling: CASE 07-M-0548 - Proceeding on Motion of the Commission Regarding an Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. RULING VACATING SCHEDULE FOR COMMENTS ON WORKING GROUP REPORTS ELEANOR STEIN and RUDY STEGEMOELLER, Administrative Law Judges: By this Ruling, we are vacating the current schedule for party initial and reply comments concerning the final reports of Working Groups V, VII, and VIII a  more

NEW LAW BANS SEX OFFENDERS FROM HOLDING A REAL ESTATE LICENSE IN NEW YORK STATE
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 21 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., representatives of the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) and the Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR) and the Executive Director of Parents for Megan's Law today announced a new law that prohibits convicted sex offenders from obtaining or holding a real estate license in New York State. The new law will help pre  more

NEW YORK EGG PRODUCTION UP SEVEN PERCENT IN SEPTEMBER
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's New York Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: Egg production on New York farms totaled 98 million eggs in September 2008, up 7 percent from last year, according to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York office. The number of hens and pullets of laying age, at 4.00 million, increased 2 percent from September 2007 and the rate of lay increased 4 percent to  more

NEW YORK LOTTERY PAYS $4,756,851.00 MILLION TO CAPITAL ADIRONDACK WINNERS FOR WEEK OF OCT. 26-NOV. 1
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York Lottery issued the following report for the Capital Adirondack region: Counties included are: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Ulster and Washington LOTTO - $8,214.00 Mega Millions - $21,568.00 Numbers - $499,404.50 Win 4 - $125,746.00 Pick 10 - $12,128.00 Take Five - $138,248.50 Quick Draw - $446,576.00 Instant Games* - $3,526,534.00 Total prizes p  more

NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF REGENTS ISSUES SUMMARY OF SEPT. 15-16 MONTHLY MEETING
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- The New York State Board of Regents issued the following summary of its monthly meeting: SUMMARY OF THE SEPTEMBER MEETING OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Held at the State Education Building Albany, New York September 15 and 16, 2008 David Johnson, Secretary Board of Regents THE BOARD OF REGENTS The Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York held public sessions on Monday, September 15 at 10:3  more

NEW YORK'S EDUCATION COMMISSIONER MILLS, ANNOUNCES PLANS TO STEP DOWN NEXT YEAR; BEGINS PREPARING FOR TRANSITION
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York State Department of Education issued the following press release: After serving for more than thirteen years as New York's Education Commissioner, Richard P. Mills today announced that he has notified the Board of Regents of his decision to resign from Office by the end of June 2009. Commissioner Mills said, "The Regents, my colleagues and I, together with our partners, have completed an enormous body of work and have taken the first steps in the next p  more

NONTRADITIONAL STUDENT RECOGNITION WEEK CELEBRATED AT EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE
NEW YORK, Oct. 28 -- The State University of New York's Empire State College issued the following news release: Nontraditional students - those who are older than 24, live off campus, are financially independent, married, are studying part time or any combination of the above - constitute a growing demographic at colleges across the nation. Nearly 50 percent of new and returning students on college campuses are considered nontraditional, according to the Association for Nontraditional Student  more

NURSES ASSOCIATION CEO TO VISIT CAMPUS, MEET WITH STUDENTS
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Plattsburgh issued the following news release: The chief executive officer of the New York State Nurses Association will be the next distinguished visiting alumna at Plattsburgh State Nov. 4-5. Tina Gerardi, a 1980 graduate of the college's nursing program, returns to campus at the invitation of the DVA program and will meet with students, sit in on their classes and discuss her career in nursing and administration. Gerar  more

NY League of Conservation Voters Endorses Paul Tonko for Congress
NEW YORK, Aug. 1 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: The New York League of Conservation Voters, the political voice for New York's environmental community, today announced its endorsement of Paul Tonko for the 21st Congressional District, representing all or parts of Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties. Paul Tonko's credentials   more

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PROPEL DEAN STRAUSSMAN TO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FELLOWSHIP
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 3 -- SUNY-University at Albany issued the following news release: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Dean Jeffrey Straussman has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) for his sustained and outstanding contribution to the field of public administration through public service and scholarship. New Fellows will be introduced to the Academy November 19-21, during the 2008 Fall Meeting at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washing  more

Paul Tonko Calls on President Bush to Sign 21st Century G.I. Bill
ALBANY, N.Y., May 26 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Congressional candidate Paul Tonko today honored the bravery and sacrifice made by troops serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, and around the world and pledged to continue supporting programs and measures that provide comprehensive assistance to veterans following service to the United States. Tonko paid tribute to fallen heroes to  more

Paul Tonko Condemns National Grid Rate Increase
ALBANY, N.Y., May 23 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Speaking out against National Gird's proposed rate increases, Paul Tonko dismissed the company's claims that the higher utility fees would lead to safer and more resourceful distribution. "At a time when residents throughout Upstate New York are reeling from high fuel prices for their automobiles, they don't need further   more

Paul Tonko Files Over 7000 Petition Signatures
ALBANY, N.Y., July 10 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic candidate for New York's 21st Congressional District, filed designating petitions with the New York State Board of Elections today in order to be placed on the ballot for the Democratic primary on September 9th, 2008. With over 7,000 signatures from all seven counties in the Congressional District, Pa  more

Paul Tonko Responds To Funds For Home Heating
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 22 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: "President Bush yesterday authorized the release of roughly $120 million in contingency funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, in response to what will be historically high home heating oil prices this winter. Of this, only $12 million will be allocated to New York State. This relates to roughly $25 per L  more

Paul Tonko Statement On Economic Recovery Plan
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 4 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following statement: "I support the action taken by the House of Representatives yesterday to pass the Economic Stability Act. Although I strongly disagree with several aspects of this legislation, these actions are necessary to ensure the continued flow of credit that allows families to buy homes and send their children to college. I believe the t  more

Paul Tonko Statement On Financial Crisis
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 24 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following statement: Paul Tonko Statement On Financial Crisis "The American people can certainly understand the gravity of the current economic situation as Congress weighs the historic $700 billion bailout package proposed by the Bush administration. It is clear from the events of the last few weeks that something must be done to ensure that   more

Paul Tonko Thanks Supporters Following Primary Night Victory
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 10 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 21st District, thanked voters and supporters following his victory Tuesday in the Democratic primary. "I am honored to have the chance to represent the Democratic Party on Election Day in November," said Tonko. "Over the last few months, I've met with thousands of peo  more

Public Employees Federation Endorses Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 21 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: New York's second largest state employees union is endorsing Democrat Paul Tonko's candidacy for Congress in the 21st District. The New York State Public Employees Federation announced today that it would back Tonko, who is seeking to replace the retiring Michael McNulty. The Public Employees Federation represents 59,000  more

ROCKEFELLER COLLEGE HONORS ALUMNI FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 3 -- SUNY-University at Albany issued the following news release: The Commissioner of the New York State Department of Civil Service, a University at Albany professor of political science, and the legislative policy adviser to Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo are among those being honored on Nov. 13 at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony. "Rockefeller College has one of the best programs in the nation in public affair  more

SENATE PASSES CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP TO PROTECT TAXPAYERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 20 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.8738) to enact a constitutional spending cap that would limit year-to-year State spending increases to no more than four percent and force both houses of the Legislature and Governor to live within its means. The spending cap is needed more than ever given concerns about the State's economic climate and the spe  more

SENATE PASSES PROPERTY TAX CAP LEGISLATION
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: The New York State Senate today passed property tax legislation and mandate relief bills designed to reduce costs for schools and ensure adequate resources for New York State's students. "Enacting a property tax cap is a good starting point, but it is only one piece of the puzzle," said Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos. "We also passed measures to provide h  more

Senator Schumer Endorses Tonko In Congressional Race
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced today that he is endorsing Paul Tonko in the race for Congress in New York's 21st Congressional District. "I enthusiastically endorse Paul Tonko for Congress," Schumer said today. "Paul has built an impressive record as a New York State Assemblyman for the Capital Region. He has   more

SEPTEMBER MILK PRODUCTION UP
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's New York Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: New York dairy herds produced 995 million pounds of milk during September according to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field office. Milk cows were unchanged from the previous year while milk per cow increased from the previous year resulting in a 1 percent increase in milk production compared to Septembe  more

STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ISSUES REPORT TO BOARD OF REGENTS, SEPTEMBER
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 1 -- The New York State Department of Education issued the following monthly report to the Board of Regents: Communications Effective communications has always been a critical strategy for achieving the education reform agenda. It will be so again as the Regents contemplate the next stage of the reform. There have been many dramatic illustrations in the past. Consider the power of A Nation at Risk, the 1983 report to the U.S. secretary of education from the National Com  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO & TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD ANNOUNCE TWO NEW COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN MERRICK
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 17 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced that two new community improvements projects in Merrick will soon be taking place. Senator Fuschillo secured $250,000 in state funding for the Town of Hempstead to make the improvements. "Continued streetscape improvement projects such as these will help beautify the community for Merr  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES INITIATIVES TO HELP REDUCE HOME HEATING FUEL COSTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 23 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th District) today announced initiatives to help Long Island families reduce their home heat bills this winter. The legislation includes a home heating tax deduction for homeowners, special sales tax exemptions periods for purchase of Energy Star products, and a permanent tax exemption on alternative energy systems and insu  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW 'CONSUMER BILL OF RIGHTS' LAW REGARDING TAX PREPARERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that legislation he sponsored establishing a Consumer Bill of Rights informing New Yorkers about laws concerning the paid tax preparer industry has been signed into law by Governor Paterson. Senator Fuschillo (8th District), Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee, said, "This new law will help make New  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW ALLOWING PHARMACISTS TO IMMUNIZE ADULTS AGAINST FLU AND PNEUMONIA IN NEW YORK STATE
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 5 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th District) today announced a new law that he authored that will allow trained pharmacists to immunize adults against the flu and pneumonia in New York State. The new law aims to boost immunization rates in the state. Senator Fuschillo said, "Allowing pharmacists to immunize would increase access to vaccinations as pharm  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW BANNING SEX OFFENDERS FROM HOLDING A REAL ESTATE LICENSE IN NEW YORK STATE
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that legislation he sponsored to prohibit convicted sex offenders from obtaining or holding a real estate license in New York State has been signed into law by Governor Paterson. The new law will help prevent dangerous sex offenders from gaining access to the homes of New York families. Senator Fuschillo (8th  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM LOSING THEIR HOMES THROUGH MORTGAGE FORCLOSURE
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 6 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo today announced a new state law that he supported that will protect homeowners currently at risk of foreclosure as well as help prevent homeowners from losing their homes in the future. Senator Fuschillo (8th District), Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee, said, "This new law will provide relief for New York families fa  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL TAX RELIEF PLAN
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that a comprehensive school property tax relief plan he supported has been passed by the State Senate. The plan would help reduce the school tax burden on local families and restrain school tax increases by creating a school property tax cap and decreasing mandates on school districts.   more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO ATTENDS GRAND OPENING OF NEW ULYSSES BYAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN ROOSEVELT
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with students, staff, and community members to celebrate the grand opening of the new Ulysses Byas Elementary School in Roosevelt. Construction was necessary because the old Ulysses Byas school building had become structurally unsound and unsafe. Students now have a new, modern structure  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO HELPS CUT THE RIBBON ON NEW PLAYGROUND AT DINKELMEYER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN NORTH BELLMORE
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., (8th Senate District) recently joined with staff, parents, and students from the John G. Dinkelmeyer elementary school in North Bellmore to help cut the ribbon on the school's brand new playground. The new playground was needed when vandals damaged the school's old playground so badly that it was deemed unsafe and beyond rep  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO HELPS CUT THE RIBBON ON ROOSEVELT'S BRAND NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 2 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with students, teachers, and administrators from the Roosevelt School District in cutting the ribbon on the district's brand new Middle School. The new Middle School is located on East Clinton Avenue and is now separate from the Roosevelt High School building. "The opening of the new   more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO INVITES LOCAL SENIORS TO HIS GOLDEN GATHERING ON OCT. 23
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 1 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) invites local senior citizens to attend his annual Golden Gathering, which will take place on Thursday, October 23rd at the Freeport Recreation Center, which is located on 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport. This free event will last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 2008 Golden Gathering will have over 90 exhib  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO MEETS WITH AMITYVILLE RESIDENTS DURING HIS 'MOBILE OFFICE HOURS' PROGRAM
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 18 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today visited the Amityville Library to speak with constituents as part of his "mobile office hours" program. Senator Fuschillo met one-on-one with constituents and listened as they voiced their concerns about a number of different issues. "People deserve to have the chance to speak directly with   more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO NAMED HONORARY 'RISING STAR' BY REINHARD SCHOOL
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 1 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) was recently named an honorary "Rising Star" by students at the Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore. Senator Fuschillo secured state funding for capital improvements at the school. Senator Fuschillo was presented with the award during the school's kindergarten rising star event, which helped kin  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO PRESENTS SENATE ACHIEVERS' AWARD TO EMILY KEENAN OF MERRICK
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today presented Merrick resident Emily Keenan with the State Senate's Achievers' Award, which recognizes an individual's ability to overcome personal, physical challenges and honors their accomplishments on behalf of themselves and their community. "Emily Keenan is a shining example of how one should ne  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT NEW YORK STATE PROPERTY TAX REBATE CHECKS
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 9 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is informing residents about the 2008 New York State Middle Class STAR Rebate Program, which provides direct property tax rebate checks to eligible homeowners who receive a STAR exemption. The rebate is in addition to savings realized through the STAR program, which are listed on residents' school tax bil  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE HOURS FOR AMITYVILLE RESIDENTS AT AMITYVILLE LIBRARY
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is inviting his constituents from Amityville to meet with him when he holds mobile office hours at the Amityville Library on Monday, August 18th. "Mobile office hours is a convenient way for residents to get access to government services right in their own hometown," said Senator Fuschillo. "I invite an  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO TO HOLD SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING EXPO ON SEPTEMBER 18TH
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 26 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) will be holding a small business networking expo on Thursday, September 18th from 4 to 7 pm at the Seaford Knights of Columbus, which is located at 2183 Jackson Avenue in Seaford. Government and non-profit agencies will be on hand to provide information about how to access capital, get a small business  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR NO OUT OF POCKET COST BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM AT MERRICK LIBRARY
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 25 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with the Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be hosting a no-out-of-pocket-cost breast cancer screening day on Thursday, September 18th at the Merrick Library. "One of the best ways in overcoming breast cancer is early detection. Women need to make mammograms an annual event in their l  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO URGES GOV. PATERSON TO SIGN LAW TO PROTECT CREDIT CARD HOLDERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 16 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th District) today urged Governor David Paterson to sign into law legislation that would prevent credit card companies from unfairly hiking interest rates on credit card holders who make late payment to another lender. Specifically, the proposed law (S. 7339), sponsored by Senator Fuschillo, would ban "universal default,  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: GOVERNOR WRONG TO VETO LAW PROVIDING OVERSIGHT OF LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY RATE INCREASES
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following statement: I am extremely disappointed that Gov. David Paterson vetoed a proposed law that would have prevented the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) from imposing large rate increases without a state review process. Equally troubling is the fact that the LIPA administration aggressively opposed this legislation that would have held it accountable to ratepayers. The propos  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: LONG ISLAND HOUSING PARTNERSHIP CAN PROVIDE HELP TO FAMILIES FACING FORECLOSURE
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is reminding homeowners who are in danger of foreclosure about the assistance programs and services offered by the Long Island Housing Partnership. "Many families from communities across Long Island are currently at risk of losing their homes, and they need to know that there are options available to   more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: NEW LAW PROVIDES FREE CREDIT REPORT FREEZES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS TO PROTECT THEM FROM FINANCIAL HARASSMENT BY ABUSERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo today announced a new state law that he authored that allows victims of domestic violence to place and lift a freeze on their credit report free of charge. The law provides a layer of protection for domestic violence victims against abusers who would try to use their credit to open up accounts, apply for credit cards, or misuse thei  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: NEW LAW WILL HELP NEW YORKERS STOP UNWATED FAX ADVERTISEMENTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 6 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo today announced a new state law that he authored that will give New Yorkers more power to stop unsolicited fax advertisements. Senator Fuschillo (8th District), Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee, said, "Unsolicited fax advertisements are an unwanted nuisance. This new law will empower consumers to stop these annoying   more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: NEW LAW WILL KEEP DANGEROUS TOYS OUT OF THE HANDS OF CHILDREN
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 5 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that a new law to keep dangerous toys and other products out of the hands of children has been signed by New York's Governor. The new law prohibits the sale of recalled toys and other children's products and requires toy and child product manufacturers and sellers to notify consumers of recalls. The "Chil  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: NEW LAW WILL PROVIDE NEW YORK CONSUMERS WITH BETTER PROTECTION AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced a comprehensive new state law to better protect New Yorkers against identity theft. The law will provide greater identity theft protections in the workplace, aid those who have already had their identities stolen and give consumers the ability to lift a security freeze within 15 minutes to allow them to have gre  more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: NEW STATE LAW REQUIRES DEBT COLLECTORS TO STOP COLLECTION PROCEDURES FROM IDENTITY THEFT VICTIMS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 11 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: A new law sponsored by State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., will stop debt collectors from trying to collect debt from consumers who are victims of identity theft, if the debt is a result of the victim's stolen identity. Senator Fuschillo (8th District), Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, said, " This new law will protect identity theft   more

STATE SEN. FUSCHILLO: NEW STATE LAW WILL EXPAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HELP WORKING FAMILIES AFFORD THE DREAM OF OWNING HOME ON LONG ISLAND
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 28 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently announced that legislation to expand affordable housing on Long Island for working families has been signed into law by Governor Paterson. Senator Fuschillo, who cosponsored the legislation along with the prime Senate sponsor, Majority Leader Dean Skelos, said "The lack of affordable housing i  more

STATE SEN. LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS ATTEND SENATOR FUSCHILLO'S SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING EXPO
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 22 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently held a small business networking expo for local small business owners and residents who were interested in starting a new small business. At the event, over 250 current and aspiring local small business owners were able to speak with numerous government and non-profit agencies to learn how to  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS JOINS LAWMAKERS TO HIGHLIGHT NEW STATE LAW BANNING MERCURY FROM VACCINES GIVEN TO PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN UNDER THREE
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 14 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, joined by members of the Senate Majority Conference, Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, and officials with Autism United held a news conference in Old Bethpage, NY today to highlight a new state law prohibiting the use of mercury in vaccines administered to pregnant women and children under three. The law, which took effect on Ju  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS PROTECTS NEW YORKERS AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 13 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced a comprehensive new state law to better protect New Yorkers against identity theft. The law will provide greater identity theft protections in the workplace, aid those who have already had their identities stolen and give consumers the ability to lift a security freeze within 15 minutes  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES $10,000 FOR VILLAGE OF LYNBROOK ANTI-CRIME UNIT
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 18 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $10,000 in state funding for the Village of Lynbrook Anti-Crime Unit. The funds will be allocated to costs associated with the Crime Prevention Program. "Protecting our citizens is always a top priority," said Senator Skelos. "By supporting the Crime Pre  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES $15,000 FOR KOREAN WAR VETS MONUMENT IN LYNBROOK
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $15,000 in state funding to finance the costs for a Korean War Veterans' Monument in Lynbrook. "It is so important to me to acknowledge our Veterans and their service to our country" Senator Skelos said. "I am looking forward to the construction of the Kore  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES $36,000 FOR BALDWIN UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 19 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $36,000 in state funding for the Baldwin Union Free School District. The funds will be used to help the district establish collections of non-fiction literature and create Literacy Rooms in each of the elementary schools. "Investing in our children is inves  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES MONEY FOR THE ARTS IN THE CITY OF LONG BEACH
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 2 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he secured $10,000 in funding for the Arts in the City of Long Beach. This money will be used by the Artists in Partnership, Inc. to offset the costs incurred for the 2008 Arts Fest and concert, as well as, to help the Partnership's ongoing efforts to enrich the cultural arts envir  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES MONEY FOR THE JEWISH ASSOCIATION FOR SERVICES FOR THE AGED
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 13 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he secured $15,000 in state grants for the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged ("JASA"). This money will help fund JASA's Long Beach Service Center and Home Care Program, the Long Beach Meals on Wheels Program and the Community Service Center. JASA's mission is to susta  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES MONEY FOR THE STEPHANIE JOYCE KAHN FOUNDATION OF LONG BEACH
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $30,000 for the Stephanie Joyce Kahn Foundation. This money will be used to help in the costs associated with the Stephanie Joyce Kahn Mobile Auto Library Program. This program distributes audio cassette recordings of popular books, magazines, old time radio shows a  more

STATE SEN. SKELOS SECURES MONEY FOR YOUTH SPORTS IN OCEANSIDE
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) recently announced that he has secured $20,000 for Oceanside youth sports. Those youth sports groups that will receive grants are as follows: the Oceanside Youth Sports Council, $2,500; Oceanside United Soccer, $2,500; Oceanside Stallions Athletic Club; Oceanside Sailors Youth Hockey, $2,500; Oceanside N  more

STATE SENS. SKELOS, HANNON OPPOSE MID-YEAR SCHOOL AID CUTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 16 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: At a news conference in Mineola today, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Senator Kemp Hannon reiterated their strong opposition to any mid-year cuts in state school aid and repudiated comments by Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith who said that he and his conference support mid-year cuts in school aid. "Senator Smith's comments about mid-year school aid   more

STATE TO HOLD PESTICIDE 'CLEANSWEEP' IN HUDSON VALLEY
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the following news release: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today that DEC will hold its Fall CleanSweepNY program in the lower Hudson Valley the week of Nov. 3-7, 2008. CleanSweepNY provides an opportunity to ensure proper disposal of unwanted and/or obsolete pesticides and chemicals, including elemental mercury, to help provide a healt  more

STATE, CITY LAUNCH AGGRESSIVE ENFORCEMENT ACTION TARGETING TRUCK/BUS POLLUTION IN URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the following news release: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today that DEC, in cooperation with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), has adopted a long-term enforcement strategy to cut down on the health impacts associated with smoke-spewing and idling diesel trucks and buses throughout the city, especially   more

Statement from Paul Tonko Candidate for New York State's 21st Congressional District
ALBANY, N.Y., May 22 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following statement: Statement from Paul Tonko Candidate for New York State's 21st Congressional District "As a member of the Assembly, I repeatedly enjoyed the support of the Albany County Democratic Committee. In recent weeks, I have had the opportunity to speak to many of its members personally, and address its candidate review committee.   more

Tonko Endorsed By Sen. Hillary Clinton, Firefighter Unions
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 7 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic nominee for Congress in New York's 21st Congressional District, was endorsed today by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, the New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association, and the International Association of Fire Fighters at a news conference today at the Albany firefighters union hall on Quail S  more

Tonko Kicks-Off Campaign for Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., May 20 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Former Assemblyman Paul Tonko today formally announced that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 21st Congressional District. Tonko was joined at his announcement by a progressive coalition of friends and supporters at the Labor Temple in Albany. "In the days to come, I will ask the voters of the 21st Congressi  more

Tonko: FERC Needs To Protect Consumers In Wake Of Electricity Trading Scandal
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 14 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic candidate for the New York's 21st District, is calling for New York utility companies to reimburse consumers in response to news that energy traders may have scammed them of at least $250 million. From January to July of this year, energy traders schemed to save money by re-routing electricity they  more

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Chris Lee For Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 17 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has announced its endorsement of businessman and fiscal conservative 26th Congressional District candidate Chris Lee. "I am honored to have the endorsement of the Chamber of Commerce," said Lee. "As someone who has seen how government regulations can strangle small businesses, I will fight to reduce reg  more

United Steelworkers Local 17 Endorses Paul Tonko
ALBANY, N.Y., July 25 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Paul Tonko, Democratic candidate for New York's 21st Congressional District, announced today that he has received the endorsement of Local 17 of the United Steelworkers in a unanimous vote. Local 17 represents steelworkers at Saint-Gobain in Watervliet and Lydall Manning in Green Island. "Paul Tonko has been in public se  more

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY HOSTS ELECTION NIGHT POLITICAL EXPERTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- SUNY-University at Albany issued the following news release: The 2008 presidential contest is in its last week, and with the rhetoric hot and the outcome historic no matter which way the votes go, this election is bound to be the most watched and analyzed in years. The University at Albany will host an election night panel of political experts, pundits, faculty and students who will, in real time, debate and analyze the night's election trends and results. Media is  more

VPASA QUARTERLY REPORT TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Jan. 30 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Biology Department Dr. Roger Sauterer presented a seminar entitled Fast Times in the Cretaceous: The life and times of T-Rex to the public at the Anniston Museum of Natural History on September 27, 2007. Dr. Roger Sauterer presented a seminar entitled Fast Times in the Cretaceous: The life and times of T-Rex to the public at the UAB Sigma Xi chapter on October   more

Working Families Party Endorses Paul Tonko for Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., June 3 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: The Working Families Party today announced the endorsement of Paul Tonko for Congress. "Paul Tonko has stood up time and again for the Capital Region's working families. Paul has the experience and the progressive values to keep fighting for the issues that matter to ordinary New Yorkers in Congress," said Karen Scharff, C  more




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