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"PREGNANT BY CHOICE" PROGRAM PROVIDES FAMILY PLANNING OPTIONS
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 19 -- The Wyoming Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services issued the following EMS Update: "Pregnant by Choice," a new Wyoming Department of Health program, will offer family planning services to new moms who are losing Wyoming EqualityCare (Medicaid) benefits at the 60-day postpartum period. "Family planning services help women reduce the number of closely spaced pregnancies and decrease unintended pregnancies," said Sheree Nall, provider services ma  more

$1.17M IN WETLAND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT GRANTS AWARDED
KANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 25 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 office issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded six grants, totaling $1,174,834, for wetland protection and management projects in Region 7. Region 7 Administrator John Askew said, "Protecting our nation's wetlands is a top priority for EPA. These funds will help to achieve environmental improvements in our local watersheds." EPA seeks to develop and refine effective  more

$100,000 DOLLAR GIFT TO GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE GIVEN BY BROTHERS TO HONOR SISTER
GLENVILLE, W.Va., April 28 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: The Glenville State College Transforming Lives Now capital campaign has received a $100,000private gift to honor Teresa Butcher Jarvis (Class of 1941) who was born in Cedarville, West Virginia. Her nearly 50-year teaching career spanned from Widen, West Virginia, to Dona Ana County, New Mexico. She also taught at Fairmont West High School in Marion County, Kasson High School in Barbour County, and Lordsbu  more

$3 MILLION IN POTENTIAL SAVINGS FOR COUNTY TAXPAYERS
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Oct. 15 -- The Duchess County Executive issued the following press release: Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus has reached out to Sheriff Adrian "Butch" Anderson to enlist his support to save county property taxpayers up to $3 million in 2009. In a recent letter to the Sheriff, County Executive Steinhaus has requested Sheriff Anderson to stand on the side of taxpayers by having the New York State Commission on Corrections reinstate the variance that allows the   more

'COOKIES, COFFEE AND CONDOMS' AIDS INFORMATION FAIR AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY TRI-CITIES
RICHLAND, Wash., Nov. 25 -- Washington State University-Tri-Cities issued the following news release: World AIDS Day will be recognized at Washington State University Tri-Cities with a "Cookie, Coffee and Condoms" information fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in the West Building Atrium at 2710 University Drive, Richland. Representatives from the Benton-Franklin Health District, the Vista Youth Center, the Sexual Assault Response Center, Planned Parenthood, and the First Step Com  more

'COOKIES, COFFEE AND CONDOMS' AIDS INFORMATION FAIR ON DEC. 1 AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
RICHLAND, Wash., Nov. 25 -- Washington State University-Tri-Cities issued the following news release: World AIDS Day will be recognized at Washington State University Tri-Cities with a "Cookie, Coffee and Condoms" information fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in the West Building Atrium at 2710 University Drive, Richland. Representatives from the Benton-Franklin Health District, the Vista Youth Center, the Sexual Assault Response Center, Planned Parenthood, and the First Step Com  more

'CUBA WILL WATCH OBAMA POLICY BEFORE OPENING TALKS' (LEAD)
Havana, Dec. 06 -- (IANS) Cuba has said it will watch "practical actions" by the incoming US administration of Barack Obama before reconciliation talks could begin, EFE reported Saturday. "We can't say anything yet, practical actions must be seen by the Obama administration after it takes office on Jan 20," Felipe Perez Roque told reporters when questioned about Havana's future relationship with Washington. Roque's statement came in the wake of remarks by Cuban leader Fidel Castro in a signed   more

'DERANGED CALCIUM SIGNALING' CONTRIBUTES TO NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER, RESEARCHERS FIND
DALLAS, Nov. 25 -- The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: Defective calcium metabolism in nerve cells may play a major role in a fatal genetic neurological disorder that resembles Huntington's disease, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a mouse study. The disease, called spinocerebellar ataxia 3 - also known as SCA3, or Machado-Joseph disease - is a genetic disorder that, like Huntington's, impairs coordination, sp  more

'DRIVE ON THRU, PREVENT THE FLU!' FLU CLINIC DEC. 8
BEDMINSTER, N.J., Nov. 25 -- Somerset County issued the following news release: The Somerset County Health Department is inviting residents to "drive on through and prevent the flu" at a drive-through flu-shot clinic to be offered Monday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bedminster Township Department of Public Works garage at 75 Miller Lane. Cost is $10 per person. The flu shots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to receive the flu shot, you must be 18 years of   more

'I CANNOT STAY ALONE IN THE HOUSE AT NIGHT'
NEW DELHI, India, Dec. 7 -- The patients who call on Dr Suresh Agrawal at his clinic in Colabawala building nowadays are more concerned about his health than their own. Dr Agarwal's clinic is in the same compound as Nariman House, which was under siege from November 26 to 28. When he draws the curtain of a bullet-hit window in his sixth-floor flat, I can see the building is barely 20 feet away. And just 50 minutes before all hell broke loose, Dr Agrawal had passed the Nariman House on his regul  more

'INSIDE NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY' TELEVISION SHOW TAPS INTO 2007 SUCCESSES
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Jan. 9 -- Northern Arizona University issued the following news release: NAU president John Haeger discusses progress made by NAU in 2007 during a year-in-review Inside NAU television show. Learn about the strides NAU made toward creating and expanding programs to meet the growing need for health professions in the state and the collaborative efforts that led to a record-breaking fall enrollment. See why the Applied Research and Development building is a living labora  more

'ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE AND THE ROLE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY' THEME, AS SIXTEENTH ANNUAL MEDIA SEMINAR OPENS IN VIENNA
UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 2 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: Opening the sixteenth International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East in Vienna today, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Kiyo Akasaka, defined the objectives of this year's media seminar as "not only to sensitize the public about the situation in the Middle East, but to provide impetus and support for a dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians, and to help them sustain t  more

'KICK-OFF TO HEALTHY HOLIDAY EATING' HEALTH FAIR AT REGENCY MALL
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., NOV. 6 -- The University of North Florida issued the following news release: Nutrition students at the University of North Florida are preparing for a healthy holiday season by hosting a "Kick-Off to Healthy Holiday Eating" health fair from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, at Regency Square Mall, next to Belk. This event, sponsored by Aetna, is free and open to the public. UNF nutrition students will provide healthy holiday cooking tips, health/wellness tips, wei  more

'Skills Clubs Kickoff' to Feature Many Skills Clubs Offered at School of Technology
COLUMBIANA, Ala., Oct. 2 -- The Shelby County School District issued the following news release: The Shelby County School of Technology is hosting its first annual "SKILLS Clubs Kickoff" on Friday, October 3, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Shelby County Expo Center in Columbiana. The School of Technology offers students from Shelby County high schools a variety of educational resources, including classes in healthcare science, CISCO networking, culinary arts, and automotive technology to name a   more

'Sustainability: Lessons from Nature'
HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 10 -- Trinity College has issued the following news release: What: Four panelists will speak on the topic, "Dealing with Sustainability Challenges: Lessons from Trinity, Hartford and Connecticut." When: Wednesday, November 13 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Second floor of Mather Hall on the Trinity campus. Background: As part of Trinity's series of Common Hour Events, the Center for Urban and Global Studies is presenting a symposium on the challenges confro  more

'VOTERS IN THE WORKPLACE' CAMPAIGN TARGETS EMPLOYERS
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 2 -- The Rhode Island Secretary of State issued the following news release: We are urging the state's major employers to host voter registration drives on the job site leading up to the October 4 deadline for registering to vote in November's election. "We want to make it easier for Rhode Islanders to register. Taking voter registration to the factory floor, the office and Main Street is simply another way to respond to the needs of our citizens," says Secretary of   more

1,600-PLUS TO RECEIVE DEGREES DEC. 13
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Dec. 1 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Some 1,600-plus degree candidates are expected to graduate during MTSU's 97th fall commencement, reports Sherian Huddleston, associate vice provost of enrollment services. On Saturday, Dec. 13, MTSU again will feature dual ceremonies and dual speakers at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Murphy Center. Of the 1,613 set to graduate during the 97th fall commencement, 1,400 are undergraduates and 213 are gr  more

15 SENATE SPONSORS OF THE HEALTHY AMERICANS ACT OUTLINE 'ROADMAP' FOR BUILDING BIPARTISAN CONSENSUS ON HEALTH REFORM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Senate Committee on Rules & Administration Republicans issued the following news release: In a letter to President-Elect Barack Obama, the 15 Senate sponsors of the Healthy Americans Act outlined the seven principles they agree should serve as the goal of any reform of the nation's health care system. "As former colleagues in the United States Senate, we would like to congratulate you on your election as the 44th President of the United States and offer our commitmen  more

15TH ANNUAL NATIONAL BEREAVEMENT TELECONFERENCE TO BE BROADCAST LIVE AT ESU
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., March 25 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: The Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will broadcast its Fifteenth Annual National Bereavement Teleconference, "Living With Grief: Children and Adolescents," live via satellite and webcast at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, April 16. The teleconference will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Stroud Hall, Room 113. The broadcast is open to the public at no cost,   more

18TH MEDCOM (DS) ACTIVATES ON FORT SHAFTER
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: United States Army, Pacific welcomed a new member to its ever-growing family. The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) unfurled its colors in an activation ceremony held on historic Palm Circle Nov. 25. The unit becomes the Army's first deployable medical support command and the last of the Theater Enabling Commands to activate for U.S. Army, Pacific's transformation to an expeditionary, campaign quali  more

2004 Graduate Brett Jagger Is Admitted To Prestigious OXCAM Scholars Program
LAMONI, Iowa, July 9 -- Graceland University issued the following news release: Graceland 2004 graduate Brett Jagger has been admitted to the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program (OXCAM) for the incoming Class of 2008. This is an honor that very few American university graduates receive and now a recent Graceland alumnus has joined their ranks. You may remember Brett as an extremely active student during his years at Graceland. He was a successf  more

2008 Graduate Among Historical Essay Contest Winners
GOSHEN, Ind., Sept. 8 -- Bethel College issued the following news release: An essay by 2008 graduate Peter Miller, Partridge, tied for second place in the annual John Horsch Mennonite Historical Essay Contest, sponsored by the Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee. Miller's essay, "Souls, Cars and Division: The Amish Mission Movement of the 1950s and Its Effects on the Amish Community of Partridge, Kan.," tied for second place in the undergraduate category with that of Andre Shenk of G  more

2008 LEGISLATIVE SESSION GETS OFF TO RUNNING START
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 15 -- Minnesota State Rep. Leon Lillie, DFL-District 55A, issued the following news release: This week marked the beginning of the 2008 Legislative Session. With a lot to accomplish before the close of session on May 19, we got off to a running start taking action on a number of important bills including: * Final passage of the "Legacy Act" took place on the third day of session, giving voters the choice this November to dedicate a new portion of the sales tax (3/8 o  more

2008 SESSION TURNING OUT TO BE ONE OF THE MOST PRODUCTIVE IN RECENT YEARS
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 1 -- Minnesota State Rep. Nora Slawik, DFL-District 55B, issued the following news release: Since being elected to the Legislature, most of my time during the month of May is usually spent at the State Capitol working to resolve any remaining issues by our constitutional deadline, which occurs this year on May 19. Even so, I still manage to squeeze in daily errands to keep my family on track - grocery shopping, picking up the dry cleaning and running kids to lessons and a  more

5th Annual Grammy Charity Holiday Auction Offers Music And Entertainment Memorabilia, VIP Experiences And More To Benefit Musicares And The Grammy Foundation
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 26 -- The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences issued the following news release: WHO: MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation WHAT: The 5th Annual GRAMMY Charity Holiday Auction -- a program of GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions -- offers an exclusive array of celebrity-signed music and entertainment memorabilia, VIP experiences and more available Dec. 1 - 11 at www.ebay.com/grammy. Presented in partnership with Kompolt, all proceeds raised through this spe  more

A Dose of Moderation, Mixture of Activity Key to a Life-Long Fitness Plan
CHICAGO, Nov. 25 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Not only is variety the spice of life but it also helps women prevent boredom and injury in their workout routines. That was the recurring theme during the Women's Health Seminar, "Fitness Through the Female Spectrum." The seminar took place as part of the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) 113th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar in Las Vegas. "It is important women do a variety of a  more

A Nursing Career That Saw Many Changes Closes At Bethel
NORTH NEWTON, Kan., June 12 -- Bethel College issued the following news release: Verda Deckert didn't think she'd be at Bethel College long enough to retire. Eighteen years later, however, she finds herself ending her nursing career there - one that has covered everything from supporting a voluntary service unit as a nurse in Saskatchewan, working as a public health nurse in Oklahoma, weathering the merger of Bethel Deaconess and Axtell Christian Hospitals into Newton Medical Center, and t  more

ABLAH ASSUMES DIRECTORSHIP POSITION IN PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, PUBLIC HEALTH AT UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE-WICHITA
WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 25 - The University of Kansas School of Medicine issued the following news release: Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, was named Director of the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR), within the department at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita. Dr. Ablah will be responsible for developing schedules and research curricula that will meet the needs and interests of faculty, residents, and medical students. The MSCR p  more

Additional Details - 2009 Legislative Program
BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 5 -- The Idaho Education Association issued the following news release: Adequate Funding & Compensation To achieve our commitment to equal educational opportunities for all students, Idaho's public education system must be adequately funded and those who work in our public schools must be appropriately compensated. Funding To achieve equal educational opportunity for all students and to ensure fair tax practices for all citizens, public education must be supporte  more

ADDITIONAL STATE TESTS SHOW LEAD FRAGMENTS IN VENISON INTENDED FOR FOOD SHELVES
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 3 -- The Minnesota Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) today announced that random X-ray testing shows lead fragments in venison samples collected from Minnesota meat processors and intended for donation to area food shelves under the Minnesota Hunter Harvested Venison Donation Program. In response to this finding, MDA will expand the X-ray testing to screen all venison donated to food shelves. Onl  more

African Centered Education Presented At Informative Community Event
DETROIT, Nov. 14 -- Detroit Public Schools issued the following news release: Ujima - Collective Work and Responsibility- the third of the seven principles of the Nguzo Saba. It means'to build and maintain our community together, to make our sisters' and brothers' problems our problems, and to solve them together.' That principle will set the stage for the event and the information that will be presented. The Rallying The Village Conference will provide parents with another Opportunity to  more

AFRICAN CHOIR, HEALTH WORKER HELP JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY OBSERVE WORLD AIDS DAY
HARRISONBURG, Va., Nov. 25 -- James Madison University issued the following news release: Naisiadet Mason, a health care worker from Nairobi, Kenya, will discuss her experiences of working with people affected by HIV across Africa on Monday, Dec. 1, the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. JMU's observance of World AIDS Day will continue Tuesday, Dec. 2, when The Keiskamma Gospel Choir performs. Both Mason's talk and the choir performance will take place in War Memorial Auditorium at Memorial  more

AGENDA FOR THE 111TH CONGRESS, NOV. 21
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- The House Natural Resources Committee issued the following news release: Energy at the Crossroads Issues relating to oil and gas development off the Nation's coastlines will be front and center in the Committee's agenda for the 111th Congress as federal lands and waters are critical to our energy supply and our economy, producing approximately 25% of the Nation's domestically supplied oil and gas. In the coming months, the Committee will work with the new Administrat  more

AIDS Clinic In Nigeria Inspires Visiting Medical Workers
AKRON, Pa., Nov. 28 -- The Mennonite Central Committee issued the following news release: Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) organized a group of 13 North American medical workers to learn about global AIDS issues and care for AIDS patients during a visit to Nigeria from Nov. 1 to 23. Participants said a highlight of the trip was their time spent at Faith Alive Clinic, an MCC partner organization that provides AIDS testing, counseling and treatment to thousands of people in the Nigerian cit  more

ALAMEDA COUNTY RECEIVES OVER $4 MILLION FOR MENTAL HEALTH PREVENTION, EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 20 -- The California State Assembly Democratic Caucus issued the following news release: Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) announced today that the Mental Health Services and Oversight Accountability Commission approved an allocation of $4,891,876 for Alameda County's Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) program. The program will provide county mental health care services to children, transition-aged youth, and older adults, with a focus on reducing the stigm  more

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ISSUES PUBLIC NOTICE ON NORTHWEST ARCTIC BOROUGH
JUNEAU, Alaska, Dec. 1 -- The Alaska Department of Natural Resources issued the following public notice: Body of Notice: The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has received a Multi-Agency (State and Federal) application for Placer Mining in the Fairhaven Mining District near the town of Candle. The mining related activity is located within Township 002N, Range 017W, Kateel River Meridian. The USGS 1:250,000 Quadrangle is Bendeleben. DNR authorizations include Alaska Coastal Zone   more

Alumni Race Across Country
CHICAGO, Aug. 12 -- North Park University issued the following news release: After racing their bikes more than 3,000 miles as part of the Race Across America (RAAM), North Park University alumni Doug and Chuck Thorpe say they'll never do it again. But they also wouldn't trade the experience. The Thorpes and two teammates began in Oceanside, California, on June 11 and finished in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 20. Team members ride in a relay format and ride 24 hours a day through 14 states   more

Alumni Recognized During Homecoming Celebration
CHICAGO, Oct. 7 -- North Park University issued the following news release: North Park University capped off its weeklong Homecoming festivities from September 22-27 by honoring two of its own with alumni of the year awards--Rebecca Vreeman Hoden and Dana Johnson. Hoden, whose struggle with pain has led her to encourage others through song and provide hands-on care for the suffering as a hospice nurse, received the award for Up & Coming Alumna of the Year. Johnson, a professor in the di  more

AMBASSADOR BAXTER PLEASED TO SEE SANTA CATALINA CLINIC 'UP AND RUNNING'
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Feb. 11 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: Shortly before his groundbreaking visit to Uruguay in March 2007, President Bush delivered a speech in which he acknowledged a new direction in U.S. foreign policy. "We care," was how he described his reasons for sending our country's uniquely-qualified military doctors and medical teams to perform humanitarian and emergency relief work abroad, particularly in regions unaffected by combat. (See related articl  more

AMBASSADOR DONALD E. BOOTH SPEAKS AT AT THE CEREMONY FOR THE PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS TO HIS EXCELLENCY RUPIAH BANDA, ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
LUSAKA, Zambia, Oct. 23 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the text of the following speech: Your Excellency, Thank you for receiving me to present my credentials as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia. I am honored that the President of the United States has appointed me, with the consent of the United States Senate, as his personal representative to the Republic of Zambia. The United States and Zambia share a spirit of coope  more

AMBASSADOR E. DONALD BOOTH SPEAKS AT THE U.S. ELECTION NIGHT CELEBRATION
LUSAKA, Zambia, Nov. 4 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the text of the following speech: -Zambian government officials present -Members of the diplomatic corps -Members of the media -Ladies and gentlemen These are my first public remarks here in Zambia and, as such, this marks the very first time that I get to use this wonderful phrase: All protocols observed. It is my distinct pleasure to welcome everyone tonight, at this celebration in honor of the U.S. elections. Today's pre  more

Ambivalence Toward Pregnancy Undermines Couples' Consistent Use Of Contraceptives
NEW YORK, Sept. 9 -- The Guttmacher Institute has issued the following news release: For some individuals, the perceived emotional and sexual benefits of becoming pregnant may outweigh their goal of preventing a pregnancy through contraceptive use, even when the pregnancy is not wholly intended, according to "Pleasure, Prophylaxis and Procreation: A Qualitative Analysis of Intermittent Contraceptive Use and Unintended Pregnancy," by Jenny A. Higgins et al., published in the September 2008 iss  more

American Osteopathic Association Names Larry Wickless, D.O., President-Elect
CHICAGO, July 21 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Larry Wickless, D.O., an AOA-board certified osteopathic internist and gastroenterologist of Farmington Hills, Mich., was named president-elect of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) during its recent annual business meeting in Chicago. "I am grateful for this opportunity to prepare the osteopathic medical profession to accept, adapt to and facilitate change," said Dr. Wickless. A fellow o  more

AN ART EXHIBITION THAT `SPEAKS' FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED
Bangalore, Dec. 06 -- (IANS) Their world is silent. Spoken words hold no meaning for them as they are hearing- and speech- impaired. Twelve of them, however, are attempting to give voice to the "voiceless" population of India through an art exhibition in Bangalore. "The exhibition is a special attempt to give a proper platform to the artistic genius of people having speech and hearing impairment. Through their artworks, we will attempt to give some amount of voice to the otherwise most marginal  more

An Hour of Prevention Brings Suicide Prevention to Life During Community Outreach Program at AOA Convention
CHICAGO, Sept. 26 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Historically, Nevada has had one of the highest rates of suicide in the nation, however, suicide prevention efforts at the national and state levels appear to be having a positive impact. According to the Nevada Suicide Prevention Plan 2007-2012, developed by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Suicide Prevention, suicide rates in the state have been decreasing for decades. The oste  more

Animal Expert Professor Will Deliver Hunter Lecture
LINDSBORG, Kan., Oct. 10 -- Bethany College issued the following news release: Bethany College Professor of Psychology Melissa Shyan-Norwalt will serve as an invited speaker at the upcoming 59th American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) national meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., November 9-13. Shyan-Norwalt will address the topic, "The Human-Animal Bond: Are We All Secret Dr. Dolittles?" as part of the Hunter Lecture series, named after a past AALAS president. A recognized  more

ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT FINDS NO ADVERSE IMPACT TO PUBLIC HEALTH OR ENVIRONMENT
LIVERMORE, Calif., Nov. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory issued the following press release: Environmental monitoring of operations at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 2007 indicates no adverse impact to public health or the environment. The findings are presented in the Laboratory's Environmental Report 2007. The report demonstrates LLNL's continuing commitment to providing responsible stewardship of the environmental resources in its c  more

Annual Report Release Coincides With State Of District Address
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 10 -- St. Paul Public Schools have issued the following news release: Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen called for community-wide "belief in action" to realize and achieve the potential of all young people. Her 2008 State of the District Address was themed around "belief" and Carstarphen delivered it today at a breakfast. She will give the speech again at a community event 6:30 p.m. at Monroe A+ Arts School. The address coincides with the release of the district's 2008  more

ANSONIA BOARD OF ALDERMEN ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 24 SPECIAL MEETING
ANSONIA, Conn., Nov. 24 -- The Ansonia Board of Aldermen issued the following meeting minutes: CALL TO ORDER The Special Meeting of the Ansonia Board of Aldermen was called to order at 7 p.m. by Aldermanic President Stephen Blume. All those present rose and pledged allegiance to the flag. ROLL CALL The secretary called the roll: Peter Danielczuk, D1-absent Robert Duffus, D1 - absent Jason Bender, D2 - absent James Fainer, D2 - absent Gale Banks, D3- present Jos  more

ANTHROPOLOGY PROFESSOR NICHTER HONORED
TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 3 -- The University of Arizona issued the following press release: Mark Nichter, a Regents' Professor of anthropology at The University of Arizona, is one of two recipients of the Society for Medical Anthropology's Career Achievement Award. The award - the highest honor awarded by the 1,400-member society - is given for research and communicating the relevance of medical anthropology to the public. Nichter was presented with a plaque and $500 honorarium at the American   more

AOA Seeks to Enhance Patient-Physician Relationship Through Financial Incentives for Electronic Consultations, E-prescribing Implementation
CHICAGO, July 19 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Acknowledging technological advancements in health care, delegates of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) voted on two policies to enhance the patient-physician relationship during the AOA's Annual House of Delegates Meeting. Physician Reimbursement for Electronic Advice, Counseling and Treatment Plans - Many busy patients appreciate being able to consult with their physicians via cell phone  more

AOA Supports Congress' Decision to Override Presidential Veto on Medicare Physician Payments and Preserve Access to Care for Patients
CHICAGO, July 15 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following statement: Media Statement Attributable to: Peter B. Ajluni, D.O. AOA President "On behalf of the nation's 61,000 osteopathic physicians and the millions of patients they serve, I want to thank the 453 Members of Congress who voted in support of maintaining access to care for our nation's seniors, disabled, and military families. I want to thank them for keeping their eyes focused on securing the enactment   more

APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS HAS NEW ASSOCIATE DEAN
CARBONDALE, Ill., Jan. 16 -- Southern Illinois University issued the following news release: The new associate dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a three-degree alumnus and inaugural director of the School of Architecture. Terry A. Owens became associate dean Dec. 1. The appointment requires ratification by the Board of Trustees at its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17. "Terry is a natural for this position," said Dean Paul D. Sarve  more

APS 11th-Graders Gain On Graduation Writing Test And Outperform Peers In Georgia
ATLANTA, Nov. 24 -- Atlanta Public Schools issued the following news release: APS continues its academic improvement in 2008, with 11-grade students gaining six percentage points over last year in the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) -- outperforming their peers throughout the state, scores released Monday show. APS performance on the writing test continued its upward trend in 2008, with 92 percent of the district's students passing the exam on their first attempt. That showing top  more

Aramark And North Park Go 'Tray-Less'
CHICAGO, Aug. 22 -- North Park University issued the following news release: North Park University and ARAMARK, the school's food service provider, hope to save thousands of dollars, positively affect the environment, and improve students' health by no longer providing trays in the cafeteria. An ARAMARK study of 186,000 meals at 25 colleges and universities of different sizes found a 25 percent to 30 percent reduction in food waste per person on "tray-less" days. The cost of water and the   more

ARCHULETA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 2 MEETING
PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 2 -- The Archuleta County Board of Commissioners issued the following meeting minutes: The Board of County Commissioners held a Regular Meeting on September 2, 2008 with County Commissioners Robert C. Moomaw and Rhonda A. Zaday, County Administrator Greg Schulte and County Attorney Teresa Williams present. Commissioner Schiro was absent due to the fact she was attending the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. Chairman Moomaw called the meeting to ord  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY BIOGEOCHEMIST SELECTED FOR NATIONAL BOARD OF AWIS
TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 26 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Susanne Neuer, an oceanographer who studies carbon flux and planktonic diversity at Arizona State University, has been selected by the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) to serve on the national executive board, as councilor. Her term will start January 1, 2009. Neuer, an associate professor in the School of Life Sciences, met with the transitional board in November, when the AWIS governing board visite  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY FUND BOOSTS CHILD DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 7 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Understanding how the development of children is affected by the challenges they often face is at the heart of a groundbreaking scholarly and translational project in the formative stages at ASU's School of Social and Family Dynamics. The new initiative - the Challenged Child Project - is designed to create the foundation from which ASU forges a synthesis in the emerging science of developmental challenge.  more

ARMY IMPLEMENTS COMPLIANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: The Department of Defense approved the Army's recommendation today, Dec. 2, to permanently disestablish the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) operations at a laboratory located on the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Campus, and transfer those activities to other laboratories. These operations were suspended in April 2008 by the Army Surgeon General to place emphasis on sa  more

ARMY IMPLEMENTS COMPLIANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: The Department of Defense approved the Army's recommendation today, Dec. 2, to permanently disestablish the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) operations at a laboratory located on the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Campus, and transfer those activities to other laboratories. These operations were suspended in April 2008 by the Army Surgeon General to place emphasis on sa  more

ARMY SURGEON GENERAL VISITS FORT CAMPBELL
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Reintegration and recognition were on the agenda as the Army surgeon general visited with Soldiers Nov. 24 during his visit to Fort Campbell. Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, the Army's 42nd surgeon general, joined Fort Campbell's newest leader, Deputy Commanding General (Rear) Brig. Gen. Stephen Townsend; and Commanding General for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. S  more

Article Co-Authored By SMWC Faculty Member Featured In Music Therapy Journal
ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind., July 17 -- St. Mary-of-the-Woods College issued the following news release: Sharon R. Boyle, associate professor of music therapy and coordinator of the undergraduate music therapy program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, recently had an article published in the Music Therapy Perspectives Journal. Boyle co-authored the article, entitled "Are Music Therapists at Risk for Voice Problems? Raising Awareness of Vocal Health Issues in Music Therapy," with Dr. Rebe  more

Articulation Agreement Signed with Graduate School Program
STEVENSON, Md., Aug. 7 -- Stevenson University issued the following news release: Administrators at McDaniel College and Stevenson University have signed an articulation agreement that gives human services majors the opportunity to complete their B.S. in Human Services from Stevenson University and M.S. in Human Services Management: Special Education from McDaniel College in 5 years. The McDaniel Program provides graduate students with a master's degree while completing a live-in internshi  more

ARVEST BANK ROBBER SENTENCED TO PRISON
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Oklahoma City Field Office issued the following press release: United States Attorney Sheldon J. Sperling announced today MANUELITO RAMON OSBORNE, age 35, of Wagoner, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 132 months in prison for bank robbery. The federal court sentence in Muskogee was rendered by U.S. District Judge Ronald A. White. "The U.S. Attorney's Office requested an upward departure from the advisory se  more

ASHEVILLE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 3 MEETING
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 3 -- The Asheville Planning and Zoning Commission issued the following meeting minutes: Present: Steven Sizemore, Chair; Cindy Weeks, Vice-Chair; Thomas Byers; Nathaniel Cannady, Darryl Hart and C. Jerome Jones Absent: None (Commission is waiting on appointment from Buncombe County) Work Session - 4:30 p.m. The Commission discussed the action from a recent Technical Review Committee (TRC) meeting (TRC Manager Kim Hamel attended) and discussed whether continued   more

ASK REP. BOEHNER: MEDICARE DRUG PLANS, INAUGURATION TICKETS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- Rep. John A. Boehner, R-Ohio (8th CD), issued the following column: I occasionally use this column to answer questions from 8th District constituents. You may submit questions to askboehner@mail.house.gov. My office is available to help constituents and you will find contact information at the end of this column. Where can I find information about Medicare drug plans and signing up for one? Seniors deserve as many choices as possible when it comes to Medicare and   more

ASN Seeks to Hire Research Grants Program Director
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 -- The American Society of Nephrology issued the following news release: The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has recognized the challenges for research funding in the current environment. For fiscal year 2009 (January 1 to December 31, 2009), ASN plans to spend a significant amount of its budget on grants. As such, the Society is seeking an ASN Active Member to serve as Research Grants Program Director. Reporting directly to the ASN Council, the Director will overs  more

ASSEMBLYMEMBER MILLMAN HOLDS ROUNDTABLE TO DISCUSS PLAGUED MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEM
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 13 -- Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman, D-Brooklyn (52nd District), issued the following press release: Last week, Assemblymembers Joan L. Millman and Richard N. Gottfried hosted a roundtable discussion to assess measures taken to solve the plagued New York State Department of Health (DOH) prior approval process for reimbursing Medicaid recipients for durable medical equipment, such as power wheelchairs with customized lap trays, foot pedals and head rests. Also participati  more

ASSISTANT SECRETARY THOMAS A. SHANNON SPEAKS ON U.S. ENGAGED IN AND COMMITTED TO THE AMERICAS
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: MODERATOR: Good morning. Welcome to the Washington Foreign Press Center. Thanks for waiting for us so patiently today. And without further ado, I'd like to introduce Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Tom Shannon. ASSISTANT SECRETARY SHANNON: Thank you very much. Thank you all for taking the time to meet with me today. I'll make a few brief opening comments and then look forward to your questi  more

Athletic Training Receives National Accreditation
LINDSBORG, Kan., Sept. 24 -- Bethany College issued the following news release: The Bethany College Athletic Training Education Program now is fully accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). David Slack, associate professor of athletic training and program coordinator, said this accomplishment was a team effort. "Accreditation is a tribute to the athletic training staff and our clinical instructors that we have both on and off campus," Sla  more

ATLANTIC COUNTY CELEBRATES COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEEK, APRIL 6-12
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 7 -- Atlantic County issued the following press release: County Executive Dennis Levinson has proclaimed the week of April 6-12, 2008 as Atlantic County Government Week to increase public awareness of and promote access to county services. It is being held in concert with the annual national celebration of County Government Week created in 1991 by the National Association of Counties (NACo). This year's theme is "Protecting Our Children." Levinson encourages resi  more

ATLANTIC COUNTY STANDS UP FOR CHILD SAFETY
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., March 31 -- Atlantic County issued the following press release: Atlantic County is standing up for some of its most vulnerable residents - our children. Atlantic County recently passed a resolution to support a national campaign to promote child safety and prevent child sexual exploitation. "In a society permeated by sexual predators, it is vitally important that we join together within every community to help protect our children from those who seek to exploit them,"   more

ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS FEDS RIGHTFULLY REJECTED PLUM ISLAND AS SITE FOR HIGHEST-SECURITY BIO LAB
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 4 -- The Connecticut Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today said the federal government has rightfully rejected Plum Island as the site for a new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) to study the world's deadliest incurable diseases. Blumenthal also pledged to continue to fight to keep Plum Island open and operating, and its employment maintained. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has selected K  more

AUTHOR AND TRANSPLANT SURGEON TO DISCUSS MORTALITY ON APRIL 29
EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 24 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: Dr. Pauline Chen will offer a free public program Tuesday, April 29, at USI. Chen is a transplant surgeon and author. Her particular concern is end-of-life, or palliative, care. In her book Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality (Knopf, 2007), Chen investigates why we are so bad at taking care of the dying. The answers she found are a powerful mix of factors: a professional culture tha  more

AUTO INDUSTRY: REMOVING THE WEIGHT
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 -- Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., issued the following column: A swimmer with a 100-pound weight around his neck won't go very far. Even if you help him swim 25 yards, in the end he still is burdened by that 100-pound weight. That's essentially the situation facing the three largest domestic automobile makers who have asked for $25 billion in taxpayer money to bail them out of financial straits. Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler - commonly known as the "Big Three" automaker  more

B&W PANTEX GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration issued the following newsletter: B&W Pantex and its employees give back to Amarillo and the surrounding area by serving as leaders and volunteers in the community, schools and nonprofit organizations. B&W Pantex held a very successful United Way campaign in FY 2008, with more than $570,000 in pledges and increased leadership givers by 27 percent. Pantexans have supported the Pantex Christmas P  more

B'nai B'rith Hosts Latin American Children's Cancer Symposium
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- B'nai B'rith International issued the following news release: Seven physicians and nurses from the Schneider Children's Medical Center in Israel, one of the leading pediatric care facilities in the world, led a two-day "Israeli-Latin American Symposium on Children's Cancer Diseases" in Uruguay directed at educating 150 medical care professionals from several Latin American countries. Led by Dr. Isaac Yaniv, the director of the Schneider clinic, topics included transplan  more

Baby Boomers Should Consider Access to Health Care When Deciding Where to Retire
CHICAGO, July 23 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Warmer climates and quality golf courses might be on the top of many seniors' wish lists when choosing a location to enjoy their retirement. But many of the top 10 states where seniors choose to migrate to do not have an adequate number of state-of-the-art health care facilities within a "treatable distance" - a factor that could prove fatal in the event of a medical emergency. According to a study   more

BALANCED HEALTH PRODUCTS CONDUCTS VOLUNTARY URGENT NATIONWIDE RECALL OF STARCAPS DIETARY SUPPLEMENT CAPSULES FOUND TO CONTAIN AN UNDECLARED DRUG INGREDIENT
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 26 -- The California Department of Health Services issued the following press release: Balanced Health Products, Inc. is voluntarily recalling STARCAPS DIET SYSTEM DIETARY SUPPLEMENT, Lot 12/2011 - 84810, sold in 30 capsule plastic bottles. The recall is effective immediately and is being undertaken because this lot of STARCAPS contains an undeclared drug ingredient- Bumetanide - a diuretic available by prescription only. Bumetanide is also not listed on the produc  more

Baptists Continue Hurricane Assistance
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 26 -- The Baptist World Alliance issued the following news release: Baptists continue to offer assistance to victims of three deadly hurricanes that struck the Caribbean and the United States within a matter of weeks. Baptist World Aid, the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance, offered an initial amount of US$10,000 for Caribbean relief, half of which was given to the Baptist Haiti Mission. The Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention, a histori  more

Barry University Program Ranked Seventh In Nation for Physician-Executives
MIAMI SHORES, Fla., July 29 -- Barry University issued the following news release: For the fourth consecutive year, Barry University's Master of Science in Health Services Administration program has been ranked at the national level according to Modern Healthcare magazine. The program was ranked seventh in the nation out of business graduate schools for physician-executives. As such, the program was ranked against universities with the same degree program, as well as other degrees for phys  more

Barry's Dr. Leticia Vega receives 300K SCORE Grant
MIAMI SHORES, Fla., Oct. 23 -- Barry University issued the following news release: Barry University professor Dr. Leticia Vega has been awarded a Support of Continuous Research Excellence (SCORE) Grant in the amount of $300,000. The SCORE Grant is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Vega, a professor of Biology in Barry's College of Arts and Sciences will work with Dr. Angelika Amon, a Howard Hughes investigat  more

Bazelon Center Celebrates House Action on ADA Amendments Act
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law issued the following news release: By an extraordinary margin of 402-17, the House of Representatives passed the ADA Amendments Act to reverse Supreme Court holdings that had deprived many people with disabilities of the law's vital protections. The bill would restore the intent of Congress when it enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. Please visit http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll460.xml to see your Re  more

Benedictine Schedules Open House For Adult Undergraduate, Graduate Students
LISLE, Ill., Aug. 12 -- Benedictine University issued the following news release: Prospective adult undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend an open house from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 13 at the Krasa Student Center where they can learn more about Benedictine University's programs. Students can meet with faculty and staff representatives, admissions and financial aid counselors to learn how Benedictine University can help them achieve the professional succ  more

Benedictine Schedules Open House For Adult Undergraduate, Graduate Students
LISLE, Ill., July 8 -- Benedictine University issued the following news release: Prospective adult undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend an open house from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16 at the Krasa Student Center where they can learn more about Benedictine University's programs. Students can meet with faculty and staff representatives, admissions and financial aid counselors to learn how Benedictine University can help them achieve the professional success, f  more

Benedictine University Awards Associate's, Bachelor's Degrees To May Graduates
LISLE, Ill., July 11 -- Benedictine University issued the following news release: Benedictine University announced that it has awarded Associate of Arts (A.A.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees to 313 students who completed their degree requirements in May 2008. The May 2008 graduates are: Samantha Lin Norman, B.A. Psychology, Cum Laude, Addison Robbie P. Taylor, B.A. Management, With Honors, Addison Jason  more

BENEFITS OF BUSINESS RECYCLING AND WASTE REDUCTION
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 8 -- Minnesota State Rep. Leon Lillie, DFL-District 55A, issued the following news release: The state of Minnesota is turning 150 years old this month. This is a great opportunity for us to look back at our past, celebrate our many accomplishments, learn from our mistakes and plan for a healthy and successful future. A large part of our future success will be based in recycling and waste reduction. Minnesota consistently ranks at or near the top in the amount of waste  more

Benefits of OMT During Pregnancy, New Reproductive Technologies Among Wednesday Programs at Osteopathic Medical Convention
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 28 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: The American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) 113th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar continues Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino/Sands Expo Convention Center. The convention will run through Thursday, Oct. 30*. The following are highlights of events scheduled for Wednesday: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and the Obstetric Patient What: A presentation about how  more

BERG-COPAS NAMED TEACHING ASSOCIATE IN PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, PUBLIC HEALTH AT UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE-WICHITA
WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 25 - The University of Kansas School of Medicine issued the following news release: Gina Berg-Copas, PhD(c), Preventive Medicine and Public Health, was promoted to teaching associate within the department at the KU School of Medicine- Wichita. The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita is nationally recognized as a pioneer in community-oriented medical education. Since the first class graduated in 1975, 1,553 physicians have earned medical degrees. About half   more

BERGEN SONOGRAPHY STUDENTS WIN CONTEST
PARAMUS, N.J., Dec. 1 -- Bergen Community College issued the following news release: Ten second-year students in Bergen Community College's 2008-09 Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) - ultrasound - program recently won first place in the poster competition at the annual Sonogrammy Awards, which took place at the 2008 Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Annual Conference in Connecticut. The DMS-226 OB Sonography II students and their professors - Kathy Campbell, Christine Henkel, Ellen S  more

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR NOV. 18 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 18 -- The Berkeley City Council issued the following meeting agenda: 7:00 p.m. Roll Call: Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters. City Manager Comments: The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report. The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for di  more

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 28 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 28 -- The Berkeley City Council issued the following meeting agenda: 7:00 p.m. Roll Call: Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters. City Manager Comments: The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report. The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for di  more

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 7 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 7 -- The Berkeley City Council issued the following meeting agenda: 7:00 p.m. Roll Call: Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters. City Manager Comments: The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report. The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for dis  more

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 23 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 23 -- The Berkeley City Council issued the following meeting agenda: 7:00 p.m. Roll Call: Ceremonial Matters: In addition to those items listed on the agenda, the Mayor may add additional ceremonial matters. City Manager Comments: The City Manager may make announcements or provide information to the City Council in the form of an oral report. The Council will not take action on such items but may request the City Manager place a report on a future agenda for d  more

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 18 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 18 -- The Berkeley City Council issued the following meeting minutes: 7:00 p.m. Councilmembers: District 1 - Linda Maio District 5 - Laurie Capitelli District 2 - Darryl Moore District 6 - Betty Olds District 3 - Max Anderson District 7 - Kriss Worthington District 4 - vacant District 8 - Gordon Wozniak Preliminary Matters Roll Call: 7:05 p.m. Absent: Mayor Bates. Ceremonial Matters: Susan Brooks Jerry Dean Thomas Charlie Bowen Bruce Mc  more

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 28 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 28 -- The Berkeley City Council issued the following meeting minutes: 7:00 p.m. Councilmembers: District 1 - Linda Maio District 5 - Laurie Capitelli District 2 - Darryl Moore District 6 - Betty Olds District 3 - Max Anderson District 7 - Kriss Worthington District 4 - vacant District 8 - Gordon Wozniak Preliminary Matters Roll Call: 7:00 p.m. All present. Ceremonial Matters: Flora Madlock Emelda Rideau S.E.E.D.S Kirk McCarthy - A.C.C.I  more

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 7 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 7 -- The Berkeley City Council issued the following meeting minutes: 7:00 p.m. Councilmembers: District 1 - Linda Maio District 5 - Laurie Capitelli District 2 - Darryl Moore District 6 - Betty Olds District 3 - Max Anderson District 7 - Kriss Worthington District 4 - vacant District 8 - Gordon Wozniak Preliminary Matters Roll Call: 7:00 p.m. Moore absent. Anderson and Olds present at 7:03 p.m. Ceremonial Matters: October 18, 2008 is Mestr  more

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 16 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 16 -- The Berkeley City Council issued the following meeting minutes: 7:00 p.m. Roll Call: 7:02 p.m. All present. Ceremonial Matters: Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Mexican Independence Day - 1810 Mexican Revolution 24th Annual Shoreline Cleanup Day In Recognition of Inkworks Press for Environmental Excellence Kent Nagano Day - September 18, 2008 City Manager Comments: 0 Public Comment on Non-Agenda Matters: 5 Public Comment on Consent C  more

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 23 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 23 -- The Berkeley City Council issued the following meeting minutes: 7:00 p.m. Councilmembers: District 1 - Linda Maio District 5 - Laurie Capitelli District 2 - Darryl Moore District 6 - Betty Olds District 3 - Max Anderson District 7 - Kriss Worthington District 4 - vacant District 8 - Gordon Wozniak Preliminary Matters Roll Call: 7:07 p.m. All present. Ceremonial Matters: Jazz Idiom United Nations International Day of Peace - Septemb  more

BERKELEY COMMUNITY HEALTH COMMISSION ISSUES AGENDA FOR NOV. 7 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 7 -- The Berkeley Community Health Commission issued the following meeting agenda: 6:00pm-7:00pm COMMUNICATION ACCESS INFORMATION To request a disability-related accommodation(s) to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact the Disability Services specialist at 981-6346(V) or 981-7075 (TDD) at least three business days before the meeting date. Please refrain from wearing scented products to this meeting. SECTION A. PRE  more

BERKELEY COMMUNITY HEALTH COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 11 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 11 -- The Berkeley Community Health Commission issued the following meeting minutes: Date: Sept 11, 2008 The meeting convened at 6:40 p.m. with Co-Chairperson Laura Miller presiding. ROLL CALL Present: Commissioners Adler, Bergman, Chu, Davis, Lewak, Miller, Mogulof, Munoz, Speich, Tempelis and Weiss Absent: Commissioner Anderson, Gardner and Wolin Staff present: Janet Berreman, Kimi Sakashita, Zandra Lee and Lincoln Casimere PRESENTATIONS Presenta  more

BERKELEY HOMELESS COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 15 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 15 -- The Berkeley Homeless Commission issued the following meeting minutes: October 15, 2008 The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m. 1. Introduction of Commissioners a. HWCAC Commissioners present: Paul Lecky, Randal DeLuchi, Praveen Sood, Lois Brubeck, Harry Singh, Gabrielle Kashani, Rosie Kreidler b. Homeless Commissioners present: Paula Hollowell, Ken Moshesh, Tom Reed c. HAC Commissioners present: Jill Dunner, Jane Coulter, Stephen Wollmer d.  more

BERKELEY MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION ISSUES AGENDA FOR APRIL 7 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., April 7 -- The Berkeley Mental Health Commission issued the following meeting agenda: April 7, 2008 3:30 - 5:00 pm AGENDA 1. Introductions and Review of Participation Ground Rules 2. Continuing review of what training is currently offered 3. Sending people to the CIT Training in San Francisco 4. Agenda items for next meeting, May 5 5. Follow up tasks For more information contact: Carol Patterson 981-5217  more

BERKELEY MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION ISSUES AGENDA FOR MARCH 10 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., March 10 -- The Berkeley Mental Health Commission issued the following meeting agenda: March 10, 2008 3:30 - 5:00 pm AGENDA 1. Introductions and Review of Participation Ground Rules 2. Continuing review of what training is currently offered 3. Review powerpoint on "Distinguishing Mental Illness Myth from Reality in the Law Enforcement Arena" 4. Recent officer-involved shooting 5. Agenda items for next meeting, April 7 6. Follow up tasks For more in  more

BERKELEY MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION ISSUES AGENDA FOR MARCH 13 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., March 13 -- The Berkeley Mental Health Commission issued the following meeting agenda: March 13, 2008 4 pm 1. Introductions 2. Planning of this year's May Is MH Month event 3. Date and Time of Next meeting 4. Follow Up Tasks This meeting is being held in a wheelchair accessible location. To request a disability-related accommodation(s) to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact the Disability Services specialist at 981-  more

BERKELEY PERSONNEL BOARD ISSUES AGENDA FOR DEC. 1 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 1 -- The Berkeley Personnel Board issued the following meeting agenda: DATE: DECEMBER 1, 2008 TIME: 7:00 P.M. I. Call to Order II. Approval of Minutes of Meeting on October 6, 2008 III. Public Comments IV. Recommendation to Approve an Extension of a Health Services Program Specialist in the Health and Human Services Department V. Recommendation to Approve an Extension of an Office Specialist II in the Health and Human Services Department VI. Recommenda  more

BERKELEY PLANNING COMMISSION ISSUES AGENDA FOR FEB. 13 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 13 -- The Berkeley Planning Commission issued the following meeting agenda: February 13, 2008 North Berkeley Senior Center 7:00 PM 1901 Hearst Avenue 1. Roll Call CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS: The Consent Calendar allows the Commission to take action with no discussion on projects to which no one objects. The Chair will announce items for the Consent Calendar at 7:05 p.m. The Commission may place action items on the Consent Calendar if no one present wishes to tes  more

BERKELEY PLANNING COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF APRIL 23 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., April 23 -- The Berkeley Planning Commission issued the following meeting minutes: April 23, 2008 1 Time: The meeting was called to order by Chair Samuels at 7:05 p.m. 2 Location: North Berkeley Senior Center. 3 ROLL CALL 4 Commissioners Present: Burke (arrived 7:15 PM, left 10 PM), Dacey, Ferrazares, 5 Gurley (arrived 7:15), Pollack, Poschman, Samuels, Wengraf (left 10 PM). 6 Commissioners Absent: Stoloff. 7 Staff Present: Marks, Amoroso, Cosin, Harrison,  more

BERKELEY PLANNING COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF JUNE 25 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., June 25 -- The Berkeley Planning Commission issued the following meeting minutes: June 25, 2008 Time: The meeting was called to order by Chair Samuels at 7:05 p.m. Location: North Berkeley Senior Center. ROLL CALL Commissioners Present: Dacey, Ferrazares, Gurley, Novosel, Pollack, Poschman, Samuels, Stoloff, Wengraf. Commissioners Absent: None. Staff Present: Sanderson, Cosin, Harrison, Green, Vuicich (Transportation). GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD Sp  more

BERKELEY PLANNING COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 5 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 5 -- The Berkeley Planning Commission issued the following meeting minutes: November 5, 2008 Time: The meeting was called to order by Chair Samuels at 7:10 p.m. Location: North Berkeley Senior Center. ROLL CALL Commissioners Present: Dacey, Ferrazares, Novosel, Poschman, Samuels, Stoloff. Commissioners Absent: Gurley, Pollack, Wengraf. Staff Present: Marks, Taecker, Amoroso, Cosin, Harrison, Bramwell. ORDER OF THE AGENDA Moved Item 10 before Item  more

Bethany Students Help Assess Watershed Health
LINDSBORG, Kan., Sept. 25 -- Bethany College issued the following news release: In conjunction with World Water Monitoring Day, and on assignment for their environmental science class, three Bethany students took samples at the Smoky Hill River in Lindsborg last Sunday, September 21. Meanwhile, their classmates sampled other bodies of the water in the area, including Kanopolis Lake. Art education major Jorge "William" Escobar gathered the initial sample. Escobar said he is taking the  more

Bethany Students Name Residence Hall, Select Homecoming Royalty
LINDSBORG, Kan., Oct. 15 -- Bethany College issued the following news release: As part of the college's recent Homecoming festivities, Bethany College students named their new residence hall and selected Homecoming royalty. Twenty Bethany College students were elected to the 2008 Homecoming court. Every year, Bethany students elect ten female and ten male senior students to be Homecoming candidates. After a second round of voting, the Homecoming royalty were crowned Oct. 10 at the Homecomi  more

Bethel College Makes New Faculty and Staff Appointments
NORTH NEWTON, Kan., Aug. 28 -- Bethel College issued the following news release: Bethel College announces the following new faculty and staff appointments for the 2008-09 school year: Megan Abrahams, admissions counselor. She has a B.A. in music performance from Bethel College. Kate Becker, interim resident director for Voth Hall and Warkentin Court. She has a B.A. from Bethel College with majors in mathematics and physics and a minor in Bible and religion, and a master's degree from As  more

BETHLEHEM CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 21 MEETING
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 21 -- The Bethlehem City Council issued the following meeting minutes: 1. INVOCATION 2. PLEDGE TO THE FLAG 3. ROLL CALL President Donchez called the meeting to order. Reverend Richard D. Collins, First Church of the Nazarene, offered the invocation which was followed by the pledge to the flag. Present were Jean Belinski, Karen Dolan, Joseph F. Leeson, Jr., Gordon B. Mowrer, J. William Reynolds, J. Michael Schweder, and Robert J. Donchez. 7. PUBLIC HEARINGS   more

BIOELECTRICS WELCOMES GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH COUPLE
NORFOLK, Va., April 29 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Richard and Loree Heller, husband and wife pioneers in electrogenetherapy, are joining the Old Dominion University faculty as researchers at the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics. Their expertise promises to advance the center's already groundbreaking research in cancer therapies that utilize ultrafast pulses of electricity. The Hellers are moving from faculty positions at the University of South  more

BIOMONITORING STUDY IS NEXT STEP TO UNDERSTAND HOW PFC'S AFFECT OUR WATER
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 28 -- Minnesota State Rep. Nora Slawik, DFL-District 55B, issued the following news release: Recently I attended the meeting at Oakdale City Hall conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) regarding their biomonitoring pilot project. Residents who attended were trying to understand the impact that chemicals detected in our municipal wells could have on their health over both the short and long-term. Legislation passed last year allocated funds to for MDH t  more

BIRD FLU SPREADS TO NEW AREAS IN ASSAM
Kamrup (Assam), Dec. 06 -- (ANI): With a fresh outbreak of bird flu in poultry being detected in Assam, authorities are prepared to start the culling of thousands of chickens. Reports say the virus has spread to the districts of Barpeta and Nalbari from Hajo in Kamrup District, where it was first reported. Samples were sent to laboratories in Bhopal and have tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza. The State Government has ordered culling operations and culling officers have already started   more

BIRMINGHAM CITY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 10 MEETING
BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Nov. 10 -- The Birmingham City Commission issued the following Minutes: I. CALL TO ORDER Mayor Donald F. Carney, Jr. called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. II. ROLL CALL Present: Mayor Carney Commissioner Dilgard Commissioner Hoff Commissioner McDaniel Commissioner Moore Commissioner Rinschler Mayor Pro Tem Sherman Absent: None Administration: Manager Markus, Clerk Weiss, Attorney Currier, EPS Director Dembiec, Assistant Directors Fox and   more

BIRMINGHAM CITY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 10 MEETING
BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Nov. 10 -- The Birmingham City Commission issued the following meeting minutes: CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Mayor Donald F. Carney, Jr. called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. ROLL CALL: Present: Mayor Carney Commissioner Dilgard Commissioner Hoff Commissioner McDaniel Commissioner Moore Commissioner Rinschler Mayor Pro Tem Sherman Absent: None Administration: Manager Markus, Clerk Weiss, Attorney Currier, EPS Director Dembiec, Assi  more

Bishops to Meet November 10-13 in Baltimore; Agenda Includes Address by Cardinal George; Election of USCCB Secretary, Committee Chairs-Elect; Approval of Liturgical Texts
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: The annual Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will be November 10-13, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. At the assembly, the bishops will hear an address by the president of the USCCB, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago; and elect the USCCB secretary and chairs-elect of the Committees on National Collections, Cultural Diversity, Doctrine, Pro-Life Ac  more

Bishops Welcome HHS Regulations Protecting Conscience Rights in Health Care
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: Federal regulations protecting health care providers' conscience rights were released for public comment August 21, by Secretary Michael Leavitt of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The U.S. Catholic bishops' spokesperson on abortion, Deirdre A. McQuade, welcomed the proposed regulations as a way to protect medical personnel from being coerced to violate their consciences in federall  more

Black Activist on End of Congressional Ban on Oil Exploration: 'Energy Freedom Day' Great for Families and for Energy Independence
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives issued the following news release: On October 1, 2008, a congressionally-mandated ban on offshore oil exploration and expanded development of oil from shale rock in the American West officially expires. Supporters of increased domestic energy production are calling it "Energy Freedom Day." With the end of the ban, the federal government can begin issuing leases for new exploration along American coastline thought  more

Black, Latino & Younger Christians Take Leadership Role in Deciding Election Outcome
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- Sojourners issued the following news release: "This election demonstrates the beginning of a fundamental shift taking place in America which is, at once, a political shift, a cultural and racial shift, a generational shift, and a religious shift. In recent times, religion has been both too narrow and too divisive. The leadership of African American and Latino Christians, with a younger generation of the faithful in white America, is creating a broad new moral agenda for   more

BOARD ELECTS 2008-2009 OFFICERS, REORGANIZES
MAYS LANDING, N.J., Dec. 1 -- Atlantic Cape Community College issued the following news release: Nicholas Talvacchia was elected chairperson, Dr. Elizabeth Dworsky, vice chairperson, and David Evans, treasurer, when the Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees held its annual reorganization meeting Nov. 25. Talvacchia of Margate is an attorney with Cooper Levenson, Dworsky of Ocean City retired as superintendent of the Cape May City schools and Evans of Galloway is an Atlantic Cou  more

BOLL WEEVIL FEEDING HABITS NOW BETTER UNDERSTOOD
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service issued the following press release: Boll weevils don't hibernate during winter in the subtropics but actually remain active, feeding on orange, grapefruit and other plants, according to an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist studying this infamous cotton pest. For many years, from South Texas to Argentina, the feeding habits and nutritional requirements of the boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis  more

Book Examines Childhood in Bible
VALPARAISO, Ind., Oct. 3 -- Valparaiso University issued the following news release: As part of Valparaiso University's Project on The Child in Religion and Ethics (http://www.childreligionethics.org/), professor Dr. Marcia J. Bunge (http://www.valpo.edu/christcollege/faculty/bunge.php) has edited The Child in the Bible (http://eerdmans.com/shop/product.asp?p_key=9780802848352), a new book that explores biblical perspectives on children and childhood. Nineteen biblical scholars, including   more

BOULDER WATER CUSTOMERS MAY NOTICE A TASTE CHANGE ON FRIDAY, NOV. 14
BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 13 -- The city of Boulder issued the following news release: City of Boulder water customers may notice a change in the taste of their water on Friday, Nov. 14 when the Utilities Division brings the 63rd Street Water Treatment Plant back into service after maintenance is completed. The taste change is due to differences in raw water chemistry at the 63rd Street Plant versus the Betasso Water Treatment Plant. There are no known health hazards associated with the change in   more

BOWLERS RESUME QUEST FOR PERFECT GAMES
ABERDEEN, Md., Nov. 26 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground released the following issue of APG News: League play at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Bowling Center resumed in October after a five-week delay due to ongoing construction and renovations. There are three active leagues and more slated to activate, and with the finished new lanes and décor, along with a fully-functional grill, bowlers are excited about the upcoming season. One bowler in particular, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Christop  more

BOWLING GREEN AMONG FIRST CERTIFIED DRUG FREE WORKPLACES IN KENTUCKY
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 20 -- The city of Bowling Green issued the following press release: The facts speak for themselves. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Mental Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 70 percent of all substance abusers are employed. The City of Bowling Green is now certified through the Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims as 'drug free.' With the support of the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) in 2007, the Kentu  more

Boyd Opens Bobcat Walking Track
JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 19 -- The Jackson Public School District has issued the following news release: Boyd Elementary held ribbon cutting ceremonies for its new walking track recently. Students, staff, and guests walked down the track wearing Boyd Mileage Club t-shirts to promote the new track and the health and wellness program in their school and community. Funding for the walking track was provided by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, which supports organizations   more

BRING 'VOTERS IN THE WORKPLACE' TO YOUR ASSOCIATES
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 8 -- The Rhode Island Secretary of State issued the following news release: It is easy for Rhode Island companies to host a voter registration drive on their job site - just invite us in. "We want to make it easier for Rhode Islanders to register. Taking voter registration to the factory floor, the office and Main Street is simply another way to respond to the needs of our citizens," says Secretary of State Mollis. In addition to targeting first-time voters, our   more

BRISTOL SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 ACCEPTS LT. GOV. LAWTON'S ENERGY STAR SCHOOL CHALLENGE
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 25 -- The Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton issued the following news release: Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton today announced that the Bristol School District #1 accepted the Lt. Governor's Energy Star School Challenge, a commitment to reduce energy consumption by ten percent. "School districts are true leaders when it comes to energy efficiency," Lawton said. "Tight budgets demand it. I am proud that the leaders of the Bristol schools have accepted the challenge to be bet  more

Brown Mackie College Tucson Launches New Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Health Care Management
TUCSON, Ariz., June 5 -- Brown Mackie College issued the following news release: Tucson is now offering a new Bachelor of Science degree program in Health Care Management. The program requires 180 quarter credit hours and 2,254 contact hours. The program provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, practice and professionalism necessary to obtain an entry-level position in health care management. Courses provide a solid foundation for varied health care careers. Studen  more

BUDGET FIXES MUST ADDRESS MINNESOTA'S SHORT AND LONG-TERM NEEDS
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 27 -- Minnesota State Rep. Nora Slawik, DFL-District 55B, issued the following news release: Every day seems to bring a new story about Minnesota's struggling economy. From reports of job losses at 26,000 and climbing, to record high home foreclosure rates. Combined with instability in the financial markets, a tightening credit crunch and a growing lack of consumer confidence, and all signs point to a long road back to economic stability. The impact is being felt in  more

BUDGET PROPOSAL FAILS PASSAGE IN STATE SENATE
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 25 -- The California State Senate Democratic Caucus issued the following press release: The State Senate failed to pass a solution that would begin to address the historic $28 billion dollar budget shortfall California currently faces today when Republicans refused to support a responsible and balanced approach that would have equal parts revenue increases and equal parts cuts. The package included $17.1 billion in General Fund solutions, with $8.1 billion in spend  more

BUILDING RE-OPENS AFTER MINOR CHEMICAL INCIDENT
CARBONDALE, Ill., Jan. 18 -- Southern Illinois University issued the following news release: Officials at Southern Illinois University Carbondale re-opened a campus building this afternoon (Jan. 18) after a small chemical explosion damaged a storage cabinet there this morning. No one was injured in the incident, which happened at Life Science II, a four-story classroom and laboratory building on the campus' west side. Building occupants pulled a manual fire alarm there following the incide  more

BUNN SAYS 2008 DELIVERS BONDING BILL AND MUCH MORE FOR EAST METRO AREA
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 5 -- Minnesota State Rep. Julie Bunn, DFL-District 56A, issued the following news release: State Representative Julie Bunn (DFL-Lake Elmo) praised the 2008 State Legislature for passing bipartisan legislation that delivered for both the East Metro and the entire state. "This Legislative Session has been about meeting Minnesota's priorities," said State Representative Julie Bunn. "In these challenging economic times, we stuck to the basics and delivered on fiscally res  more

BUSH SHOWCASES INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS
ROME, Italy, Oct. 21 -- The U.S. Mission to the United Nations Agencies issued the following news release: The United States has ushered in a new era of international development, says President Bush, by empowering a new generation of leaders to lift their citizens from poverty, fight disease and increase educational and economic opportunities. "People in the developing world have the capacity to improve their own lives, and they will rise to meet high expectations," Bush said October 21   more

BUSINESS EXPERTS CALL FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 27 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: Protecting intellectual property (IP) does not benefit only Bill Gates, one of the world's richest men, or Time Warner, a global media giant, or pharmaceutical companies that hold patents on drugs to treat HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease and other dire illnesses, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Future economic growth in China and India, for instance, where intellectual property theft is rampan  more

CAMERON UNIVERSITY NAMES NEW BALLROOM IN HONOR OF MCCASLAND FOUNDATION
LAWTON, Okla., Dec. 2 -- Cameron University issued the following news release: When Cameron University's McMahon Centennial Complex is dedicated approximately one year from now, one of the focal points of the state-of-the-art student activities building will be the McCasland Ballroom. CU President Cindy Ross announced today that the large, multi-use divisible ballroom will be named in honor of the McCasland Foundation of Duncan to recognize the foundation's $600,000 donation to CU's recently   more

CAMERON UNIVERSITY NAMES NEW BALLROOM IN HONOR OF MCCASLAND FOUNDATION
LAWTON, Okla., Dec. 2 -- Cameron University issued the following news release: When Cameron University's McMahon Centennial Complex is dedicated approximately one year from now, one of the focal points of the state-of-the-art student activities building will be the McCasland Ballroom. CU President Cindy Ross announced today that the large, multi-use divisible ballroom will be named in honor of the McCasland Foundation of Duncan to recognize the foundation's $600,000 donation to CU's recently   more

Campus Volunteers to Help Community
VALPARAISO, Ind., Sept. 16 -- Valparaiso University issued the following news release: The students, faculty and staff of Valparaiso University will help several community organizations during the second annual VU Day of Caring on Sept. 20. Angela Zemke, assistant director of student activities and volunteer programs (http://www.valpo.edu/organization/volprog/), said the VU Day of Caring will allow students and other members of the campus community to support the United Way of Porter Count  more

CAPSTONE FESTIVAL PRESENTS REAL GEMS
SEASIDE, Calif., Dec. 1 -- California State University Monterey Bay issued the following news release: The Black Box Cabaret on the campus of CSU-Monterey Bay will host student films and original media productions at the fall capstone festival, scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. Admission is free. The capstone festival will feature seven top-quality productions spanning genres, including animation, narrative and experimental works produced by students of CSUMB's Teledramatic Arts a  more

CARBON MONOXIDE: SILENT KILLER INSTALL CO ALARMS- THEY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE
MINEOLA, N.Y., Dec. 2 -- The Nassau County Department of Health issued the following press release: With recent reports of carbon monoxide poisoning in the news, the Nassau County Department of Health reminds residents to install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms as well as smoke detectors in their homes. A CO alarm is the only way to detect the presence of carbon monoxide since CO is invisible and odorless and can be fatal when inhaled. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include dizziness, conf  more

Cardinal George Voices Hope for Obama Administration, Points to Possible Obstacles to Our Desired Unity
BALTIMORE, Nov. 12 -- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), voiced hope for the Obama Administration but pointed to possible obstacles to our desired unity, in a Nov. 12 statement at the end of the annual fall assembly of the USCCB. "The bishops of the Catholic Church in the United States welcome this moment of historic transition and look forward to w  more

Cardinal Rigali Urges Congress To Respect Conscience Rights
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: Responding to objections to anticipated federal HHS regulations protecting health care providers' fundamental rights of conscience, Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, today wrote to all members of Congress defending "efforts to reaffirm and implement laws on conscience protection." The New York Times on Jul  more

Career Fair a Big Draw for Recruiters
VALPARAISO, Ind., Sept. 5 -- Valparaiso University issued the following news release: Companies recruiting students for full-time employment, internships or cooperative education placements have filled Valparaiso University's Career Fair (http://www.valpo.edu/career/events/cfair.php) to its maximum capacity once again this year. There are 121 companies and graduate schools sending representatives to Valparaiso's 11th annual Career Fair on Sept. 19 - making this the third consecutive year the   more

Catholic Bishops And Catholic Relief Services Welcome Passage Of PEPFAR Reauthorization $48 billion, five-year bill will continue to address the scourge of HIV/AIDS
BALTIMORE, July 25 -- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) welcome yesterday's passage of a new five-year version of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a $48 billion five-year commitment that will help alleviate the suffering of some of the world's most vulnerable people. The House, which earlier passed its own version of the bill, approved the  more

Catholic Charities USA Calls New Poverty Rate Unacceptable
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 26 -- Catholic Charities USA issued the following news release: Rev. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA, issued the following statement regarding new statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau that show 800,000 more people are living in poverty in the United States: "It is unacceptable that in a nation that is as prosperous as ours that 37.3 million people, including 13.3 million children, continue to live in poverty. At 12.5 percent, the pover  more

Catholic Charities USA Names Finalists for 2008 Family Strengthening Awards
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 22 -- Catholic Charities USA issued the following news release: Nine innovative local Catholic Charities programs from across the country have been named finalists for Catholic Charities USA's 2008 Family Strengthening Awards. Supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Catholic Charities USA's Family Strengthening Awards recognize exceptional programs in the Catholic Charities network that take a holistic approach to providing services by working to support healthy f  more

Catholic Charities USA Snapshot Survey Reveals Fewer Donations, Marked Increase in Requests for Services
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 6 -- Catholic Charities USA issued the following news release: The latest national survey of 44 local Catholic Charities by Catholic Charities USA highlights an increase in demand for services coupled with a decrease in charitable donations at a critical time when they are needed most. "I personally receive a call or two per week from donors who have lost their jobs, had a medical emergency after losing health coverage, or have a mortgage crisis. Across Arizona, emerg  more

Catholic Radio Weekly Features Segments On Rwanda, Gay Marriage, John Paul I
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: Catholic Radio Weekly, a U.S. bishops' audio program, will feature speakers on Rwanda, gay marriage and Pope John Paul I the week of September 14. The program can be heard on or downloaded from WWW.CATHOLICRADIOWEEKLY.COM. Tim Horner, professor at Villanova University, describes a visit to Rwanda sponsored by Catholic Relief Services' college partnership program. "You see signs of the genocide ev  more

CBO ISSUES REVIEW OF S. 3689, ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT OF 2008
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- The Congressional Budget Office issued the following document: Honorable Robert C. Byrd Chairman Committee on Appropriations United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has reviewed S. 3689, the Economic Recovery Act of 2008, as introduced on November 17, 2008. CBO estimates that enacting this legislation would provide $89.3 billion in budget authority and result in outlays totaling $50.4 billion in 2009 a  more

CDC Reports Drop in Adult Smoking, But Death Toll and Health Costs Are Still Growing; Congress, States Should Implement Proven Solutions
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- The National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids issued the following news release: Two new reports released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the adult smoking rate in the United States has declined to under 20 percent for the first time, but smoking rates are not declining fast enough to reduce tobacco's growing toll in lives and health care costs. These reports confirm that we know how to reduce tobacco use, but elected officials   more

CEDAR RAPIDS CITY ASKS CONTRACTORS TO HELP MAINTAIN AFFORDABLE HOUSING
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Dec. 1 -- The city of Cedar Rapids issued the following news release: The City of Cedar Rapids invites all local and state professional contractors to help rehabilitate older homes in our community by attending a lead safe work practices training session. Flood-affected households are in need of contractors with this specific training. Linn County Public Health and the City's Housing Services Office are partnering to provide this training required by the US Department of H  more

CELEBRATED UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON RESEARCHER INVITED TO CALTECH AS DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
HOUSTON, Nov. 24 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: The California Institute of Technology has invited a longtime University of Houston engineering professor to spend next spring doing research and presenting seminars on its campus. Fazle Hussain, professor of mechanical engineering at UH's Cullen College of Engineering, was the sole recipient of the Gordon and Betty Moore Distinguished Scholars Program appointment issued this year for Caltech's division of eng  more

CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADDS NEW NURSING FACULTY
SANFORD, N.C., Nov. 25 -- Central Carolina Community College issued the following press release: The Central Carolina Community College Nursing Program has four new faculty to its Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at its Lee County Campus: Barbara Campbell, RN, BSN, moved to an instructorship in the ADN program from the college's Practical Nursing Program. Prior to coming to Central Carolina C.C., she worked in the Orthopedic and Urology Unit at First Health Moore Regional Hospital.   more

CHANCELLOR HANCE SENDS LETTER OF SUPPORT TO INDIAN STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF
LUBBOCK, Texas, Dec. 2 -- Texas Tech University-Lubbock issued the following news release: Texas Tech is proud of its diverse student body and faculty which include members of the international community. In response to the recent terrorist acts in India, Chancellor Kent Hance, sent a formal letter of support this week to the Texas Tech Indian Student Association and the India Association of West Texas which includes faculty from Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Scie  more

Chancellor, NY Jets, and NYMEX Foundation Announce Continued Support for C.H.A.M.P.S. Middle School Flag Football Program
NEW YORK, Oct. 28 -- The New York City Department of Education has issued the following news release: Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein, the New York Jets, and the New York Mercantile Exchange Foundation (NYMEX) announced today that they have teamed up again to support the Department of Education's C.H.A.M.P.S. Middle School Flag Football League. For the second year in a row, the Jets and NYMEX Foundation together have donated $50,000 to C.H.A.M.P.S., a middle school program that offers tradit  more

CHANGE CAREERS BY ENROLLING IN CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE'S MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz., Nov. 18 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Central Arizona College is relieving the stress of career changes and job searches by offering students an opportunity to earn a degree in the soothing art of massage therapy. "We offer a comprehensive massage therapy program that leads to being licensed in Arizona once all of the required courses have been completed," Susan Pomfret, the preceptor for the massage therapy program, said. "We have sever  more

Cheryl Daggett Joins Thomas Staff as Nurse Practitioner
WATERVILLE, Maine, Sept. 3 -- Thomas College issued the following news release: Cheryl Daggett joined the Thomas College staff on August 25 as the new nurse practitioner. She brings with her over 30 years of community health experience. Daggett has worked for the past several years as the project coordinator for the Family Planning Association of Maine, a women's health care nurse for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, a nurse practitioner for the Male Clinical Services Project in  more

CHESAPEAKE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES NEW ACTIONS FOR RESTORATION OF BAY, WATERSHED
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 20 -- The Virginia Chesapeake Bay Program issued the following news release: The Chesapeake Executive Council today announced ambitious new actions to intensify the clean-up effort, request support from the President-elect, pursue biofuels development and increase partner accountability for restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. The Chesapeake Executive Council, led by outgoing chair Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and incoming chair Virginia Governor   more

CHESSER NAMED TEACHING ASSOCIATE IN PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, PUBLIC HEALTH AT UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE-WICHITA
WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 25 - The University of Kansas School of Medicine issued the following news release: Amy Chesser, PhD, site coordinator, Health of the Public, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, was promoted to teaching associate within the department at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita. The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita is nationally recognized as a pioneer in community-oriented medical education. Since the first class graduated in 1975, 1,553 physicians have ear  more

Chicago and Detroit Programs Address Critical Issues Concerning Girls: JWI Launches Brain Power for Girl Power Think Tanks
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- The Jewish Women International issued the following news release: In response to its recently completed survey of professionals who work directly with Jewish girls, Jewish Women International (JWI) has launched Brain Power for Girl Power Think Tanks, an initiative that brings together 40-50 Jewish women at a time to learn about and engage in constructive brainstorming around the issues that affect Jewish girls. JWI's Brain Power for Girl Power Think Tanks, focusing o  more

Chief Medical Editor Of ABC News To Begin Campus Theme Lecture Series
CHICAGO, Aug. 4 -- North Park University issued the following news release: On September 23, Dr. G. Timothy Johnson, chief medical editor of ABC News, will be the first speaker in North Park University's theme program, which this year is focusing on "Whose Life is it Anyway?" The theme will be addressed throughout the year through lectures and community dialogue. Past themes have included "What is a Life of Faith?" and "What is a Life of Significance." Presenters have included Gustavo Guti  more

CHILDHOOD LEAD PREVENTION WEEK, OCT. 24
BRIDGETON, N.J., Oct. 20 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Tri-County Community Action Partnership will mark Childhood Lead Prevention Program Week with a festival on Friday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Marino Ballroom, 11 Washington Street, Bridgeton. The event is free and open to the public and features lead screenings, health screenings, vendors, food, lead T-shirts and other prizes for children and adults. For additional information, call Ken Buck  more

CHINESE MINISTER HIGHLIGHTS TOP 10 'WORRYING TRENDS' IN WEB COMMUNITY
New Delhi, Dec. 06 -- (ANI): The Chinese minister of the State Council Information Office, Wang Chen, has revealed that the Internet is being misused to spread rumours by most of the users. He said so while delivering a speech during the 8th Forum on Internet Media of China in Chongqing on Friday, through which he urged the country's online media to help foster a society of integrity and honesty. Chen's speech unveiled 10 "worrying trends" in the Chinese online community. While 'spreading r  more

CICERO MOURNS PASSING OF 'REGIS'
CICERO, Ill., Nov. 28 -- The town of Cicero issued the following news release: The dog who inspired an outpouring of love and support from Cicero residents, throughout the Chicagoland region, and across the nation after surviving a house fire during which his owner died, joined his owner in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day. Regis, a 13-year old German Shepherd mix, was being cared for at Cicero's Waggin' Tails animal shelter under the supervision of the town's professional anima  more

CITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS DEICER CHANGES
MISSOULA, Mont., Nov. 21 -- The city of Missoula issued the following news release: What: The City of Missoula's Public Works Department is proposing an ordinance change that would broaden the menu of types of deicers used on city streets to include granular deicer. The City currently uses liquid deicer. The use of granular deicer is expected to save money and to work better in snow and in colder temperatures than the liquid deicer now in use. When: The Missoula City Council will hold a pu  more

CITY OF ATHENS ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 13 MEETING
ATHENS, Ala., Oct. 13 -- The city of Athens issued the following minutes of a city council meeting: The City Council of the City of Athens, Alabama, met in regular session at the Athens Police Department Court Room at 951 Hobbs Street East in the said City on October 13, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Councilman John M. Crutcher, President of the Council. Upon roll call the following were found to be present: Councilmembers John M. Crutcher, Harold Wales, Jimmy Gill, Ro  more

CITY OF BAKERSFIELD ISSUES AGENDA FOR AUG. 25 REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Aug. 25 -- The city of Bakersfield issued the following meeting agenda: Regular Meeting - 4:00 p.m. SPECIAL MEETING 1. ROLL CALL 2. PUBLIC STATEMENTS 3. CONSENT CALENDAR a. Minutes of the August 11, 2008 regular meeting. b. Approval of department payments from August 1, 2008 to August 14, 2008 in the amount of $43,702.00. c. Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. RA08-004 Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with Chelsea Investment Corporation for the constructi  more

CITY OF BAKERSFIELD ISSUES AGENDA FOR MARCH 10 REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., March 10 -- The city of Bakersfield issued the following meeting agenda: Regular Meeting - 4:00 p.m. REGULAR MEETING 1. ROLL CALL 2. PUBLIC STATEMENTS 3. CONSENT CALENDAR a. Minutes of the February 11, 2008 regular meeting. b. Approval of department payments from February 1, 2008 to February 28, 2008 in the amount of $408,984.26. c. Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with Southwest Consulting, Inc. for construction of up to 35 for-sale condominiums and a  more

CITY OF BAKERSFIELD ISSUES AGENDA FOR MARCH 26 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., March 26 -- The city of Bakersfield issued the following meeting agenda: Regular Meeting - 5:15 p.m. and reconvenes at 6:30 p.m. REGULAR MEETING - 5:15 p.m. 1. ROLL CALL 2. PUBLIC STATEMENTS (Regarding Workshop & Closed Session item(s) only during this portion of the meeting) 3. WORKSHOPS 4. CLOSED SESSION a. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation; Closed Session pursuant to subdivision(a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 for the following  more

CITY OF BAKERSFIELD ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 23 REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Sept. 23 -- The city of Bakersfield issued the following meeting agenda: 4:00 p.m. SPECIAL MEETING 1. ROLL CALL 2. PUBLIC STATEMENTS 3. CLOSED SESSION a. Conference with Legal Counsel -Potential Initiation of Litigation; Closed Session pursuant to subdivision (c) of Government Code Section 54956.9. (Two Cases) 4. CONSENT CALENDAR a. Minutes of the August 25, 2008 special meeting. b. Approval of department payments from August 15, 2008 to September   more

CITY OF FLORENCE ISSUES AGENDA FOR NOV. 4 MEETING
FLORENCE, Ala., Nov. 4 -- The city of Florence issued the following agenda: 5:00 P. M. 1. Meeting called to order - President Barnhart 2. Invocation 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Roll Call - President Barnhart 5. Approval of Agenda 6. Message from Mayor 7. Reports of Department Heads 8. Reports of Standing Committees 9. Public Hearings: None 10. Business from floor pertaining to items on the consent and regular agenda (5-minute limit). 11. Consent Agenda: All   more

CITY OF FOLEY ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 17 WORK SESSION MEETING
FOLEY, Ala., Nov. 17 -- The city of Foley issued the following meeting minutes: ACTION ITEMS: 1. Approve Work Session Minutes of November 3, 2008. Councilman Hellmich made a motion to approve the Minutes and Councilman Blackwell seconded the motion. The vote passed unanimously. 2. Consider Consent Agenda of November 17, 2008. A resolution was moved to the Council agenda with an additional item. 3. Consider Kiwanis Club of Foley's request to hold the annual Christmas Parade on Satur  more

CITY OF VALLEJO ISSUES AGENDA FOR NOV. 24 COMMISSION ON AGING MEETING
VALLEJO, Calif., Nov. 24 -- The city of Vallejo issued the following meeting agenda: NOVEMBER 24, 2008-10:00 A.M. Requests for disability related modifications or accommodations, aids or services may be made by a person with a disability to the City Clerk's office no less than 72 hours prior to the meeting as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the federal rules and regulations adopted in implementation thereof. 1. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEG  more

CITY RECEIVES FEDERAL FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH COURTS
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 24 -- The city of Kansas City issued the following news release: City Manager Wayne A. Cauthen announced today that the City of Kansas City, Mo., was one of 10 communities in the nation to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Justice through a program for local mental health courts. The grant will provide nearly $200,000 over two years to train court personnel, add legal services and increase staffing. "We are proud of this partnership and the work City staff   more

CITY'S GREEN BUILDING MANAGER NAMED 'CITIZEN OF THE YEAR'
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 7 -- The city of Scottsdale issued the following news release: Anthony Floyd, Scottsdale's Green Building program manager, has received the 2008 "Citizen of the Year" award from the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors. Floyd was recognized for his commitment to environmental sustainability and Green Building practices. Floyd is a registered architect and helped create the city's Green Building Program - the state's first - in 1998. He oversees the project app  more

CMS Chief Financial Officer Named A 'Woman Extraordinaire'
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 17 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer Sheila Shirley will be honored Dec. 9 as a recipient of the Women Extraordinaire Awards. The award recognizes the top business leaders in Charlotte. Shirley and other winners will be honored at the seventh annual award program at the Westin Hotel and will be featured in the December issue of Business Leader magazine. Shirley has served as CMS chief financial officer sin  more

CMS Opens Fitness Centers
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 18 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news release: You can shed another excuse for not getting fit - convenience and price. An open house will be held Nov. 18 at the Military and Global Leadership Academy, 3351 Griffith Street, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to provide information on the new fitness center at the school. CMS is working with AIM Fitness to provide group training and other fitness options (aerobics, yoga, etc.) for $10 per month. The fitn  more

CMS Students Honored For 'Doing The Right Thing'
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 20 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news release: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students, parents and teachers joined firefighters, police officers and Carolina Panthers players and cheerleaders at Bank of America Stadium Tuesday night, Nov. 18. They honored 12 CMS students who won "Do the Right Thing" awards. "After an election season filled with long speeches, isn't it great that this can be summarized by four little words --- just four syllabl  more

COALITION FORCES PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE TO AFGHAN WOMAN AND HER BABY
KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Central Command issued the following press release: An Afghan woman and her seven month old son, who were severely injured by militants during an operation in Kapisa, Nov. 20, were released from a Coalition forces hospital in Bagram this week. The woman and child, whom Coalition forces believe lived with the militants, were injured when one of the militants detonated a hand grenade inside the compound. Coalition forces provide  more

COAST GUARD OVERSEES SUCCESSFUL REMOVAL OF VESSEL ON KIAWAH ISLAND
CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Coast Guard, 7th District, issued the following press release pertaining to the Southeastern part of the U.S.: Coast Guard personnel oversaw the removal of the grounded fishing vessel Nanami on Kiawah Island, S.C., Wednesday morning. The vessel was fitted with 200,000 pounds of lift bags to assist with the re-floating of the vessel at high tide. It was then safely towed out to sea by Tug Island Trader of Stevens T  more

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RECEIVES PEPSICO GRANT TO SUPPORT DIVERSITY EFFORTS
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 25 -- The University of Tennessee issued the following news release: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration has received a $350,000 grant from the PepsiCo Foundation to support its diversity efforts. The grant, to be paid over five years, will fund diversity recruitment, retention and professional development initiatives for its students. The grant was announced by 1983 college alumnus John Compton, CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods.   more

College To Be An Academic Partner In The Development of a '2+2' Mining Engineering Program
THATCHER, Ariz., Nov. 26 -- Eastern Arizona College issued the following news release: Representatives from Eastern Arizona College, the University of Arizona, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., and Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) announced a unique collaboration between Arizona's community colleges, state universities, and industry partners in the development of the Institute for Mineral Resources. The announcement, made at a meeting in EAC's Activities Center, highlighted an important a  more

COLLEGE TRUSTEES APPROVE TOBACCO-FREE POLICY
GOLDSBORO, N.C., Nov. 25 -- Wayne Community College issued the following news release: The Wayne Community College Board of Trustees approved a new policy Tuesday evening that will make the college a tobacco-free institution. The policy prohibits use of tobacco products anywhere on the campus, in college vehicles, and at off-campus class sites. Its purpose is to insure a clean, safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. It goes into effect August 1, 2009 wit  more

COLORADO SUPREME COURT TO HEAR ARGUMENTS AT BOULDER HIGH SCHOOL ON DEC. 4
DENVER, Nov. 26 -- The Colorado State Judicial branch issued the following press release: The Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at Boulder High School before an audience of students from several schools. The public also is invited to attend. The visit is part of the Colorado Judicial Branch's Courts in the Community, the outreach program the Colorado Supreme Court and Court of Appeals initiated on Law Day (May 1), 1986. The Courts in  more

COMMISSION ACTIONS NOVEMBER 2008
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 1 -- The Virginia Marine Resources Commission issued the following meeting minutes: The following are the agenda items from the Commission's regular meeting held November 25, 2008 at Commission headquarters. The Commission's actions are in bold. ** APPROVAL OF AGENDA. THE COMMISSION AGREED UNANIMOUSLY, 9-0, TO AMEND THE AGENDA TO INCLUDE A BRIEFING BY STAFF ON A OCT. 9, 2008 LETTER FROM SECRETARY BRYANT CONTAINING HIS SUGGESTIONS FOR COMMISSION CONSIDERATION IN DETERMIN  more

COMMUNITY DESIGN ASSISTANCE CENTER 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 31 -- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University issued the following news release: Looking for something out of the routine to do on Friday? Schedule the babysitter now, because space is still available at Virginia Tech's Community Design Assistance Center 20th Anniversary Celebration on Fri., Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. The celebration includes dinner and a silent auction for getaways and baskets at the Blacksburg Country Club. The cost is $38 per person. Reservation  more

COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION'S ELEVENTH ANNUAL GALA ON DEC. 4
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 5 -- Hudson County Community College issued the following news release: Hudson County Community College Vice President for Development Joseph Sansone announced today that there are still tickets available for the Hudson County Community College Foundation's Eleventh Annual Holiday Scholarship Extravaganza on Thursday, Dec. 4. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m., and will be held in the College's Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey Ci  more

Community Foundation of Brevard Grants $50,000 to Florida Tech's Alzheimer's Disease Research
MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 3 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: A $50,000 grant was just given to Florida Tech from the Community Foundation of Brevard's Kenneth R. Finken and Dorothy Hallam Finken Endowment Fund for research into the cause and cure of Alzheimer's disease. The lead Florida Tech researcher is Dr. Shaohua Xu, associate professor of biological sciences, who is already studying the origin of Alzheimer's disease, using atomic force microscopy to test   more

COMMUNITY HEALTH AWARENESS EVENT
KENNER, La., Nov. 24 -- The city of Kenner issued the following news release: MEDIA ADVISORY WHO: City of Kenner Department of Community Development WHAT: Community Health Awareness Event WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Arthur P. Clay Resource Center, 200 Decatur Street, Kenner WHY: The annual educational event is free and open to the public. There will be free mammograms, blood pressure screening, confidential HIV testing and more. Participants inc  more

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OPERATED BY FREDERICK COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
FREDERICK, Md., Jan. 31 -- The city of Frederick issued the following press release: The Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA), located at 100 South Market Street in downtown Frederick, operates a community health center/primary care clinic that provides medical care for uninsured, lower-income or homeless adults and children. The FCAA started operating a primary care clinic in 1989 when the agency received a federal grant to establish a Health Care for the Homeless Program. Over the years  more

CONCERN OVER ECONOMY GROWS AMONG WASHINGTON STATE RESIDENTS
PULLMAN, Wash., Nov. 25 -- Washington State University issued the following news release: The current economic crisis is important to Washington state residents. A survey conducted by the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC) at Washington State University shows that citizens increasingly see the economy as an important issue faced by the state, as well as economic development and jobs as the highest priority for tax dollars. Asked which of several issues was the most import  more

Concerned Over Effects On Families, Communities, Bishops Urge President Bush, Homeland Security To Drop Raids
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: Speaking on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Bishop John C. Wester, chairman of the Bishops' Committee on Migration, urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and President Bush to reexamine the use of worksite enforcement raids as an immigration enforcement tool. "The humanitarian costs of these raids are immeasurable and unacceptable in a civilized soci  more

CONCERNS REGARDING THE SAFETY OF HYBRID TAXIS
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 5 -- Assemblyman Micah Z. Kellner, D-Manhattan (65th District), issued the following news release: My name is Micah Z. Kellner and I represent the 65th Assembly District in Manhattan, including parts of the Upper East Side, Yorkville, and Roosevelt Island. Thank you to Chairman Liu and Council Speaker Christine Quinn for the opportunity to testify today. I strongly support the goal of making New York City's taxi fleet greener. Given the realities of global climate change  more

Concord Township Osteopathic Physician Re-elected to American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees
CHICAGO, July 29 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Robert S. Juhasz, D.O., an AOA-board certified internal medicine osteopathic physician of Concord Township, Ohio, was re-elected to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees during its recent annual business meeting in Chicago. A fellow and diplomat of the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) since 1996, Dr. Juhasz serves as associate medical director at the Cleveland  more

CONGRESS WILL HAVE ITS HANDS FULL
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- Rep. Michael N. Castle, R-Del. (at-large), issued the following column: I would like to thank Delawareans for their confidence in allowing me to continue representing them in Washington. We have a true sense of community in our state and it is a privilege for me to ensure our voices are heard in Congress. Delaware voters expect their legislators to practice the highest levels of ethics, civility and respect - keeping the focus on the needs of people, not political par  more

Congresswoman Melissa Bean And Chicago Historian Timuel Black To Be Honored During Commencement
CHICAGO, Nov. 17 -- Roosevelt University issued the following news release: Two of Roosevelt University's most distinguished alumni, Congresswoman Melissa Bean and Chicago historian Timuel Black, will receive honorary doctor of humane letters degrees during the University's Commencement ceremonies being held Dec. 19 in the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. Bean, a 2002 political science graduate, will receive an honorary degree at the 1 and 4 p.m.  more

Connecticut Inventors Develop Thermal Growth Monitoring Method
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- John A. Leogrande of West Hartford, Conn., Peter L. Jalbert of Granby, Conn., C. Bruce Wood of Ellington, Conn., and Matthew J. Schryver of Wethersfield, Conn., have developed a method for monitoring thermal growth. According to the abstract released by U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A system and method for determining thermal growth of motor or engine parts to thereupon control the clearance of motor or engine fan blades is disclosed herein. In addition, a system  more

Connecting Business and Government
BOSTON, Nov. 25 -- Suffolk University issued the following press release: The soon-to-be town of Devens, once an Army base, is now positioned to be a new Massachusetts community of residential and business properties. It proved the ideal case study to show members of the Boston Future Leaders Program just how linked government and business really are. On Nov. 6, when the Future Leaders got together at Suffolk University for the third annual "Connecting Business with Government" event, they ha  more

Consumer and Healthcare Groups Call for Clear, Concise Single Document from Pharmacy
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The National Consumers League issued the following news release: The National Consumers League has asked the Food and Drug Administration to issue a guidance for a combined and simplified document for patients when they receive their prescription drugs. In a petition filed on June 30, NCL was joined by several national healthcare organizations including the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the National Alliance   more

COOKING TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE THIS THANKSGIVING
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 25 -- The city of El Paso issued the following press release: The City of El Paso Department of Public Health would like to remind the community that proper preparation of a Thanksgiving meal can prevent foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of foodborne illness are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, head- or muscle-aches, and fever. Symptoms usually appear 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food but may occur between 30 minutes and 4 weeks later. M  more

CORNING COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S HONORS ALUMNI, COMMUNITY AT REFLECTIONS EVENT
CORNING, N.Y., Nov. 25 -- SUNY Corning issued the following news release: Members of the community gathered at Corning Community College's Commons Building on November 12, 2008 to honor several outstanding alumni and an important community partner and to also celebrate the community's support of the College. This year's honorees include: The Ann Marie Rossi '76 Alumni-Employee Award was presented to Barbara L. Squires '86, Elmira, NY. Squires graduated from CCC with an associate's degree i  more

Counseling Center Welcomes New Staff
VALPARAISO, Ind., Aug. 28 -- Valparaiso University issued the following news release: Valparaiso University's Student Counseling and Development Center (http://www.valpo.edu/coun/) is welcoming three additions to its staff this month. Wendi Tai and Lori Miltenberger have been named staff therapists while Elizabeth Whitaker has been named staff therapist and coordinator of Valparaiso's Office of Alcohol and Drug Education. Whitaker comes to Valparaiso after serving as an addictions couns  more

COUNTY EXECUTIVE PRESENTS ANNUAL PUBLIC HEALTH PARTNERSHIP AWARD
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 10 -- Atlantic County issued the following press release: County Executive Dennis Levinson presented the 2008 Public Health Partnership Award at a reception held on Wednesday, April 9 at the Stillwater Building in Northfield. The award honors community members or agencies that have made a significant contribution to the public health mission in Atlantic County and is presented each year in recognition of public health week. The recipient of this year's award is Loui  more

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOVING TO MILLVILLE
BRIDGETON, N.J., Nov. 19 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Cumberland County government and the Millville Housing Authority have signed a five-year lease agreement for the authority's former headquarters at Buck and Mulberry streets. The county Public Health Department will relocate forty people from the county administration complex on Route 49 in Bridgeton to the building sometime in middle to late December. The county will pay $60,000 a year under the lease. Th  more

COUNTY HOLDS LINE ON 2008 TAX RATE
WOODBURY, N.J., March 5 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: The county's 2008 tax rate will remain at 2007 levels, or 51.09 cents, under the budget to be introduced by the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders tonight. Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney said that the tax rate, which was cut by the Freeholders in 2006 and 2007, remains below that of 1968 levels. "The budget process is a difficult one, especially when we see ratable growth slowing down and when the c  more

COUNTY OFFERS FREE WILLS TO VETERANS & ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL
WOODBURY, N.J., March 28 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: A free Simple Will sdis now available to veterans and active military personnel residing in Gloucester County regardless of their age announced Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Joe Chila today. "We have had residents who were active military personnel and being deployed to Iraq come to us for help getting a will before they left for their tour and there was no place or program for them to   more

COUNTY TO BEGIN PHONE SURVEY ABOUT LOCAL HEALTH ISSUES
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Oct. 8 -- The Duchess County Department of Health issued the following press release: Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus announced today the start of a randomized telephone survey to identify priority community health and quality of life issues from the County resident's perspective. "This phone survey will help determine residents' needs so we can plan future action accordingly," said County Executive Steinhaus. "We appreciate residents taking a few moments  more

CPS School Emergency Exercise Tests Preparation
CINCINNATI, Oct. 17 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news release: The morning begins like any other at the Academy of World Languages, a Cincinnati Public School District K-8 magnet school in Evanston. Students settle into their first class. Teachers take attendance and then open the morning's lessons. But, suddenly, normalcy is shattered: A student who feels he has been bullied enters a classroom area with a gun. As shots ring out and students cry out in pain, it is clear t  more

CREDIT INSURANCE: SAFETY NET YOU NEED OR WASTE OF MONEY?
SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 26 -- The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission issued the following news release: For many Americans, the holiday shopping season officially begins on "Black Friday," the day after Thanksgiving. At a time when many consumers are worried about paying for even their most basic needs, it's tempting to use credit to buy holiday presents. Many credit card companies know that, and are using the season to offer credit insurance for your account. New Mexico Superintendent of I  more

CRIVITZ SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCEPTS LT. GOV. LAWTON'S ENERGY STAR SCHOOL CHALLENGE
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 1 -- The Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton issued the following news release: Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton today announced that the Crivitz School District accepted the Lt. Governor's Energy Star School Challenge, a commitment to reduce energy consumption by ten percent. "School districts are true leaders when it comes to energy efficiency," Lawton said. "Tight budgets demand it. I am proud that the leaders of the Crivitz schools have accepted the challenge to be better   more

CUBA CAN TALK WITH US UNDER OBAMA: FIDEL CASTRO
Havana, Dec. 06 -- (Prensa Latina) Cuban leader Fidel Castro has said the communist government of the island can open talks with US president-elect Barack Obama, but the "carrot and stick approach" will not work. "We can talk to Obama wherever he wants, since we do not preach violence or war. He should be advised that the carrot-and-stick approach will not work with our country", the former Cuban president said in one of his articles published Thursday on the Cubadebate web site. After Fidel C  more

CUBA: NEITHER CHANGES NOR DEMOCRACY SEEN IN NEAR FUTURE
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Feb. 28 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: Dr. Javier Corrales, an associate professor in Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, was interviewed on Wednesday, February 27 by Jorge Traverso, a journalist with Radio Oriental of Montevideo. Among the topics discussed were the presidential primary elections in the United States and the possible repercussions in the wake of the resignation of Fidel Castro in Cuba. "This is a ve  more

CUSTER COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 22 REGULAR MEETING
WESTCLIFFE, Colo., Oct. 22 -- The Custer County Commission issued the following meeting minutes: THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CUSTER COUNTY MET IN SPECIAL SESSION WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT: Kit Shy Chairman Dick Downey Vice-Chairman Carole Custer Commissioner Kris Lang Deputy Clerk to the Board Also present were County Finance Officer John Piquette, HR/Finance Manager Dawna Hobby, commissioner candidates; Lynn Attebery, Jim Austin, Jerry Lacy, Tom Millikan and   more

CUSTER COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 6 REGULAR MEETING
WESTCLIFFE, Colo., Oct. 6 -- The Custer County Commission issued the following meeting minutes: THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CUSTER COUNTY MET IN REGULAR SESSION WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT: Kit Shy Chairman Dick Downey Vice-Chairman Carole Custer Commissioner Kris Lang Deputy Clerk to the Board Also present was Nora Drenner, reporter for the Wet Mountain Tribune and commissioner candidates; Lynn Attebery, Jim Austin, Jerry Lacy, Tom Millikan and several communit  more

DECEMBER EVENTS FOR MINNETONKA SENIORS
MINNETONKA, Minn., Dec. 3 -- The city of Minnetonka issued the following news release: Don't miss out on the fun and friendship at Minnetonka Senior Services! Located at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, Senior Services offers a wide variety of classes, programs, and activities for active older adults. For more information, or to sign up for the free monthly newsletter, visit the Minnetonka Script page. Call 952.939.8393 to register for events and classes  more

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROVIDES UPDATE ON BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION INVESTIGATION IN ARMSTRONG COUNTY
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 3 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: The Department of Environmental Protection today reminded residents of Shadyside Village in West Franklin Township, Armstrong County, not to use their water for drinking, cooking or bathing as the agency continues investigating a bacterial contamination in the water supply. "At this time, we have not pinpointed the source of the contamination, but the high level of fecal colifor  more

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HALTS ADMISSIONS AT COMMONWEALTH MEDICAL CENTER IN BEAVER COUNTY
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 26 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Department of Health today ordered a ban on all new inpatient, outpatient, emergency and non-emergency admissions to Commonwealth Medical Center, 2500 Hospital Drive, Aliquippa, until further notice. The department said the action is necessary to ensure the medical center's management addresses non-compliance with licensing standards which pose a significant threat to the   more

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RECOGNIZES 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD AIDS DAY; URGES HIV TESTING
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 1 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued the following news release: As part of the Dec. 1 observance of World AIDS Day, Acting Secretary of Health Everette James today urged Pennsylvanians to be tested for HIV - the virus that causes AIDS. He also highlighted ongoing efforts to educate the public about the disease and how it is prevented. "Our message is clear: regardless of your personal background, age, ethnicity or race, being tested for HIV is the only  more

DePaul Rolling Meadows MBA Students, Lincoln Foundation and Illinois Firms Partner to Promote Quality Management
CHICAGO, July 17 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: An innovative DePaul University MBA course is bringing together students, the non-profit Lincoln Foundation and Illinois firms recognized by the foundation for high quality to share practical knowledge about superior management practices that the students can apply to their own careers at area businesses. Teams of students enrolled in "Leading a Quality Journey," the final course of DePaul's Rolling Meadows Saturd  more

DePaul to Welcome Array of Luminaries at 2008 Commencements
CHICAGO, June 13 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: A founding member of the musical group Chicago, a groundbreaking woman in the sciences and global nuclear regulation, one of the world's greatest chefs and restaurateurs, and one of the most prominent voices in 20th century Catholic thought will be among the extraordinary recipients of honorary degrees at DePaul University's 110th commencement ceremonies. Below are the dates, times and brief profiles of the recipi  more

DePaul University Forum Explores Impact of Latino Vote on American Elections
CHICAGO, Oct. 30 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: As their voting power strengthens, Latinos will become more influential in the outcome of future American elections, three prominent advocates for Latino rights said at a recent "Latinos and the Vote" forum at DePaul University. Rosa Rosales, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), said Latinos need to make their voices heard on issues of importance to them so that political can  more

DePaul University Forum on Oct. 28 Explores Impact of Latino Vote on the Upcoming Presidential Election
CHICAGO, Oct. 17 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: Three prominent advocates for Latino rights will discuss the impact of the Latino vote on the upcoming presidential election at the "Latinos and the Vote" forum at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at DePaul University's John R. Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont St., Chicago. The event is free and open to the public. Speakers are Rosa Rosales, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC); Jose Artemio   more

DePaul University Mourns Loss of David O. Justice, Former Dean of the School for New Learning and Vice President for Lifelong Learning and Suburban Campuses
CHICAGO, Sept. 12 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: David O. Justice, of Oak Park, who served as the dean of DePaul University's School for New Learning (SNL) and later as vice president for Lifelong Learning and Suburban Campuses, died Sept. 10 at age 64. Justice retired as vice president for Lifelong Learning in June 2006. He was known at DePaul for starting new ventures primarily aimed at extending access to education to adult learners through programs and outr  more

DERBY RECREATION COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 8 MEETING
DERBY, Conn., Sept. 8 -- The Derby Recreation Commission issued the following meeting minutes: Monthly meeting: Monday, September 8, 2008 in the City Hall. Meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. By roll call, members present: John Walsh, James Benanto, Nick Serednitsky, Beverly Moran and Andrew Cota. David Mikos and Red Clynch were excused. Parks and Recreation Director Dennis O'Connell was present. Athletic Director Joseph Orazetti was excused. ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO THE AGE  more

Despite Better Education And Later Marriage, Young People In Central America Face Considerable Sexual Health Risks
NEW YORK, June 2 -- The Guttmacher Institute has issued the following news release: Although adolescent fertility rates have fallen over the past 15 years in Central America, current levels far exceed the Latin America regional average, according to a comparative study released today. In El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua 36-64% of young women in their 20s have some secondary education, compared with only 21-33% of women in their 40s.While the study found that young women are post  more

Did You Know?
NEW YORK, Nov. 28 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the ANSI Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization. ISO Presents Video Clip on the ISO 9000 Family - Global Management Standards To introduce the publication of ISO 9001:2008, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has launched a video clip in which us  more

Difficulty Sleeping Increases as Women Progress Through Menopause According to Study by Rush University Medical Center
CHICAGO, June 30 -- Rush University issued the following news release: Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep increase as women go through menopause according to research by Rush University Medical Center. Waking up earlier than planned also increases through late perimenopause but decreases when women become postmenopausal. The study is published in the July 1 issue of the journal SLEEP. "Sleep difficulties, especially problems staying asleep, are relatively prevalent concerns among  more

DIRECTOR GAMBRELL SPEAKS AT NEW MARKETS TAX CREDIT COALITION'S 7TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund issued the following news release: Introduction Thank you. It's an honor to be here this afternoon for the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition's Seventh Annual Conference. Since the Coalition's founding in 1998, you have established yourselves as a leading proponent for the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC). Through your efforts, the NMTC was authorized as part of the Community Renewal Ac  more

Discussing Faithful Citizenship
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has posted on www.faithfulcitizenship.org/media a series of articles by USCCB experts on issues pertinent to the November elections. Articles are in both English and Spanish. Topics include Immigration, Voting by Conscience, the Environment, Poverty, Iraq, Stem Cells, Gay Marriage, Abortion, Health Care and Economic Policy. Articles may be repr  more

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AWARD TO PROFFESOR DARRELL
EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 22 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: Colleagues chose Dr. Sherry Darrell to receive the 2008 Integra Bank Distinguished Professor award. The announcement was made at the College of Liberal Arts Honors program on April 12. Darrell, professor of English and director of Humanities, will receive the award during the 2008 Commencement ceremony in May. The award recognizes significant achievement in teaching, leadership, and service. Amo  more

Distinguished Research Professor and Dean Authors 'Transportation Security'
MELBOURNE, Fla., July 10 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Clifford R. Bragdon, Ph.D., dean of Florida Institute of Technology's University College, and holder of a patent in the field of transportation security, is ready to publish Transportation Security. The book, which addresses key homeland security concerns, reflects Bragdon's philosophy of integrated transportation planning related to sustainability and preparedness. The 464-page, 14-chapter book  more

DISTRICT ATTORNEY, HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOIN TOGETHER TO OFFER DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE
CLYDE, N.C., Nov. 24 -- Haywood Community College issued the following press release: District Attorney of the 30th Judicial District, Mike Bonfoey, has partnered with the community colleges of Western North Carolina to offer a Safe Driving Program, Defensive Driving Course. The four-hour course may prevent assessment of insurance points or insurance premium surcharges on insurance policies and/or points on a North Carolina driver's license for those that have received a citation or ticket fo  more

DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH HOSTS SUMMIT TO ADDRESS INFANT MORTALITY
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 5 -- The Georgia Department of Human Resources issued the following news release: On December 19, the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health will meet with decision makers across the state to develop a blueprint for addressing infant mortality in Georgia. The Summit on Infant Mortality will include 75 guests to discuss various perspectives, current research, policy and best practices. At the end of the Summit, Georgia will have a statewide action pl  more

DOC SEARS FALL CLASSIC FUN RUN AND WALK WILL BE HELD NOV. 1
LEWISTON, Idaho, Oct. 13 -- Lewis-Clark State College issued the following news release: The annual Doc Sears Fall Classic Fun Run and Walk, sponsored by the Lewis-Clark State College men's and women's cross country teams, will be held on Nov. 1 starting at 10 a.m. at Kiwanis Park in Lewiston. The event is free, but donations to the LCSC cross country program will be accepted. A limited supply of event T-shirts will be on sale for $20 apiece. Registration is required to participate in t  more

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS TO BE OFFERED
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Aug. 8 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: Update: Please note that the second information session has been moved to November 12 due to Assessment Day. The first 20 students in USI's new Doctor of Nursing Practice program, approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education last year, will begin the program this month with an "intensive" that includes orientation to the program and course content. The Doctor of Nursing Practice prog  more

DON'T CUT EDUCATION FUNDING, URGE MINISTERS ATTENDING UNESCO'S INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 28 -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization issued the following news release: The global financial crisis should not serve as a justification for cuts in education funding, concluded ministers and representatives from 153 countries attending the 48th session of UNESCO's International Conference on Education which closed on 28 November. The theme of the week-long conference was "Inclusive Education: The way to the future", with discussion  more

DOTHAN CITY COMMISSION ISSUES AGENDA FOR NOV. 4 MEETING
DOTHAN, Ala., Nov. 4 -- The Dothan City Commission issued the following meeting agenda: 10:00 A.M. NOVEMBER 4, 2008 Invocation: Reverend Tom Anderson Pledge of Allegiance: Commissioner Newsome Roll: Thomas__Matthews__Newsome__Lee__Craig__Barbaree__Seagle__ 1. Previous Minutes: * Minutes of Meeting of October 21, 2008 2. Communications from Mayor and City Commissioners: * Certificate of Recognition - "The Salvation Army" - Lt. Jonathan Howell and Morris Bates * Procl  more

DOTHAN CITY COMMISSION ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 21 MEETING
DOTHAN, Ala., Oct. 21 -- The Dothan City Commission issued the following meeting agenda: 10:00 A.M. OCTOBER 21, 2008 Invocation: Pastor Paul C. Roten - Trinity Church of Dothan Pledge of Allegiance: Commissioner Matthews Roll: Thomas__Matthews__Newsome__Lee__Craig__Barbaree__Seagle__ 1. Previous Minutes: * Minutes of Meeting of September 23, 2008 2. Communications from Mayor and City Commissioners: * Proclamation - "Diabetes Awareness Day" - Elston Jones, Leisure S  more

DPS Employees Slated For Layoffs Will Get Help
DETROIT, Oct. 31 -- Detroit Public Schools issued the following news release: Receiving a notice stating that you will be laid off is one of the most stressful events in life. Maybe there is nothing that can be done about the layoff, but there is usually something that can be done to improve the laid off employee's future. Most people can benefit from a thorough review of their skills, guidance and contact with prospective employers. In these days of a crippled economy the former employer doe  more

Dr. Louis Kraus Elected to the American Medical Association's Council on Science and Public Health
CHICAGO, June 19 -- Rush University issued the following news release: Dr. Louis Kraus, chief of child and adolescent psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center, was elected to the American Medical Association's Council on Science and Public Health. The Council on Science and Public Health provides information and recommendations on medical, scientific, and public health issues to the AMA House of Delegates, the principle policy-making body of the AMA. Kraus has been an AMA delegate o  more

Dr. Ziyad M. Hijazi Named President of Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
CHICAGO, June 12 -- Rush University issued the following news release: Dr. Ziyad M. Hijazi, MPH, has been appointed as the 31st president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). A pioneer in the nonsurgical repair of congenital heart defects, Hijazi is an interventional cardiologist who specializes in treating congenital heart disease in both children and adults and is also the director of the Rush Center for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease and profe  more

DUARTE CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF FEB. 26 MEETING
DUARTE, Calif., Feb. 26 -- The Duarte City Council issued the following meeting minutes: REGULAR MEETING - FEBRUARY 26, 2008 ADOPTION OF AGENDA RECORDATION OF ATTENDANCE PLEDGE TO THE FLAG MOMENT OF REFLECTION FITNESS WARM-UP ANNOUNCEMENTS SPECIAL ITEMS Recognition - Falcon Football Team Presentation - Public Safety Department 2007 Review ORAL COMMUNICATIONS CONSENT CALENDAR (Items added) The City Council/Redevelopment Agency of the City of Duarte   more

DUARTE CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 22 MEETING
DUARTE, Calif., Jan. 22 -- The Duarte City Council issued the following meeting minutes: REGULAR MEETING - JANUARY 22, 2008 ADOPTION OF AGENDA CLOSED SESSIONS Conference with Legal Counsel A) Existing Litigation B) Anticipated Litigation WORKSHOP - Redevelopment Agency budget capacity RECORDATION OF ATTENDANCE PLEDGE TO THE FLAG MOMENT OF REFLECTION FITNESS WARM-UP PUBLIC REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS At 5:00 p.m., two Closed Sessions were  more

DUARTE CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 29 MEETING
DUARTE, Calif., Jan. 29 -- The Duarte City Council issued the following meeting minutes: SPECIAL JOINT MEETING - JANUARY 29, 2008 PLEDGE TO THE FLAG ROLL CALL PUBLIC COMMENT ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION Encanto Parking Restrictions Encanto Nature Walk Project The City Council of the City of Duarte and the City Council of the City of Azusa met in a special joint meeting in the Azusa Auditorium, 213 E. Foothill Boulevard, Azusa, California. The meeting was called to order at 6:07 p  more

Duckworth Encourages Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans To Learn About New Educational Opportunities
CHICAGO, Aug. 29 -- Benedictine University issued the following news release: As the new school year begins, Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) Director L. Tammy Duckworth is urging Illinois' Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans to take advantage of and learn about the new educational opportunities that are available. Benedictine University is now offering Illinois Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) a free college education. Illinois Veterans   more

DUTCHESS COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEINHAUS ANNOUNCES 2008 FLU CLINIC SCHEDULE
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Oct. 21 -- The Duchess County Executive issued the following press release: Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus announced today the schedule for the County's 2008 Flu and Pneumonia Vaccination Clinics. Flu and Pneumonia Vaccination Clinics are conducted throughout the county each year by the Dutchess County Department of Health. This year, clinics will be held from October 28th to December 8th. "Getting the flu vaccine remains the number one way, in addition   more

DUTCHESS COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEINHAUS RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FROM PRESIDENT BUSH
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Nov. 17 -- The Duchess County Executive issued the following press release: Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus was selected along with Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner to receive the two prestigious national leadership awards given to public officials in the country. Steinhaus was selected to be the recipient of the Exemplary Local Elected Official in the nation while Minner was recognized as the Exemplary State Elected Official. Steinhaus and Governor Minn  more

DUTCHESS COUNTY PROPERTY TAX LEVY REDUCED BY NEARLY $3 MILLION
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The Duchess County Executive issued the following press release: Being proactive to meet the realities of the national economic and financial situation, Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus announced today his 2009 proposed budget plan will cut 2009 spending by more than $10 million over 2008 projected spending levels. The 2009 budget will also bring the property tax levy down $2.8 million or 3.2% to $85.3 million compared to the 2008 levy of $88.1 mil  more

DUTCHESS COUNTY'S 3RD ANNUAL VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Oct. 23 -- The Duchess County Executive issued the following press release: Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus and Veterans Service Agency Director Nelson Eddy Rivera, USN (Ret) have announced the 3rd Annual Dutchess County Veterans Appreciation Day will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the Roosevelt Library and Home in Hyde Park. The event will take place from 12pm until 3pm. The highlight of the event will be a Medal Pre  more

EAC To Offer A New Medical Pharmacology Course This Spring
THATCHER, Ariz., Nov. 25 -- Eastern Arizona College issued the following news release: Eastern Arizona College's health care education programs are preparing students to enter some of the fastest growing career fields in the nation. To help meet the demand for health care professionals, a new course in medical pharmacology has been developed especially for people who have an interest in medicine but are not sure what's available and what's required. Medical Pharmacology (HCE 171, section #  more

Earth Saving News
BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 26 -- Earth Share issued the following news release: Keep Your Loved Ones PVC-free for the Holidays Did you know that polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC)--a commonly used chemical in children's toys and household items-- often contains dangerous toxic additives such as phthalates and lead? This year, nix the poisonous plastic and stick with healthy, environmentally-friendly gifts for your loved ones. That's the message from the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, a  more

Easley Accepts New Position
CHICAGO, Sept. 15 -- Moody Bible Institute issued the following news release: Dr. Michael J. Easley has accepted an offer to join the pastoral teaching team at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tenn. This announcement was made public during the church services on September 13 and 14, 2008. Dr. Easley will conclude his service as President Emeritus at Moody Bible Institute when he begins at Fellowship Bible Church on January 1, 2009. "I speak for the entire Board of Trustees when I s  more

EAST 91ST STREET MARINE TRANSFER STATION PROPOSAL IS DANGEROUSLY MISGUIDED
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 5 -- Assemblyman Micah Z. Kellner, D-Manhattan (65th District), issued the following news release: My name is Micah Z. Kellner and I represent the 65th Assembly District in Manhattan, including the area that would be affected by the construction of a marine transfer station (MTS) at East 91st Street. Thank you to the Army Corps of Engineers for the opportunity to testify today. I am here today as an elected representative of a community that is deeply frustrated by a pro  more

EAST VALLEY BUS OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE FACILITY AWARDED LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN GOLD CERTIFICATION
TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 8 -- The city of Tempe issued the following news release: The East Valley Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Green building is a whole-systems approach using design and b  more

EASTERN DUTCHESS GOVERNMENT CENTER NOW OPEN
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Oct. 14 -- The Duchess County Executive issued the following press release: Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus invites residents to visit the new Eastern Dutchess Government Center (EDGC) in the Town of Washington on Tuesday, October 21st for an Open House event from 5pm to 7pm. Residents can meet with representatives from County departments and learn more about the programs and services available at the EDGC. "This Open House event is a great opportunity fo  more

Economic Crisis Subject of Panel Discussion
VALPARAISO, Ind., Sept. 24 -- Valparaiso University issued the following news release: A panel of Valparaiso University business, economic and legal experts will discuss the ongoing crisis afflicting Wall Street and Main Street America and the government's bailout plan on Sept. 30. The panel discussion, which will address how the financial crisis and government efforts to bailout financial institutions on the verge of bankruptcy may impact the American public, will take place from 6 to 8 p  more

Economics Professor Publishes Groundbreaking Book Questioning Use Of Statistical Testing
CHICAGO, June 26 -- Roosevelt University issued the following news release: A new groundbreaking book that challenges the way scientists in many fields are using statistics to arrive at faulty and even fraudulent conclusions has been published by Stephen Ziliak, professor of economics at Roosevelt University, and Deirdre McCloskey, distinguished professor of economics, history, English and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the  more

EDUCATION COLLEGE PLANS BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES
CARBONDALE, Ill., Jan. 22 -- Southern Illinois University issued the following news release: Four lunchtime lectures focusing on research with popular appeal conducted by faculty members from the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will take place during the spring semester. "Ours is a collegial, supportive and productive scholarly community," said Dean Kenneth Teitelbaum. "This new brown bag series, which focuses on scholarship, broadly de  more

EIGHT FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR AWARD WINNERS NAMED AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 5 -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Fulbright Scholar grants for 2008-09 have been awarded to eight students from The University of Texas at Austin who will represent the United States as they conduct their research in other countries. The scholars from The University of Texas at Austin are: * Erin Curtis, studying women's material culture and art in India. * Katherine Alfredo, studying cultural and environmental issues in engineering a  more

EIGHT RECEIVE FULTON CITIZENS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENT AWARD FOR 2008
ATLANTA, Dec. 2 -- Fulton County issued the following press release: Eight agencies and individuals have received the 2008 Fulton County Citizens Commission on the Environment (FCCCE) Award for advocating and exemplifying environmentally sound practices. The Fulton County Board of Commissioners presented the awards at the November 19, 2008, Board meeting. The FCCCE is empowered by the Board of Commissioners to advise and identify development projects, community organizations and indivi  more

Eight Receive Honors From Rockford College Alumni Group
ROCKFORD, Ill., Oct. 20 -- Rockford College issued the following news release: Eight alumni of Rockford College and a current professor at the college have been honored with awards from the Rockford College Alumni Association. The awards--the highest given by the association--celebrate outstanding Rockford College graduates and others whose professional achievements, contributions to society, and support for the college exemplify a commitment to the liberal arts. The awardees include:   more

EL PASO COUNTY RETIREMENT PLAN PREDICTS 4.7 PERCENT SHORTFALL IN PAYROLL CONTRIBUTIONS
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 25 -- EL Paso County issued the following news release: The El Paso County Retirement Plan is predicting a 4.7 percent shortfall in payroll contributions to the plan assuming the continuation of current market conditions. Members of the Board of Retirement note this is not an ongoing shortfall of $4.7 million dollars as indicated in some media reports but is rather a shortfall of a percentage of current County and participating agencies payroll. Employees con  more

EL PASO COUNTY RETIREMENT PLAN PREDICTS A 4.7 PERCENT SHORTFALL IN PAYROLL CONTRIBUTION
COLORADO SPRINGS, Nov. 25 -- EL Paso County issued the following news release: The El Paso County Retirement Plan is predicting a 4.7 percent shortfall in payroll contributions to the plan assuming the continuation of current market conditions. Members of the Board of Retirement note this is not an ongoing shortfall of $4.7 million dollars as indicated in some media reports but is rather a shortfall of a percentage of current County and participating agencies payroll. Employees contribute  more

EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES THIRD THURSDAYS ADVENTURES OF KLONDIKE DEC. 18
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 26 -- The city of El Paso issued the following press release: 3rd Thursdays at the El Paso Museum of Art brings together an eclectic crowd for an evening of sophistication, socializing and art on the third Thursday of each month and has become one of El Paso's hottest events! Each gathering features an ultra-heightened sense of entertainment unlike anything ever done in El Paso. YOCO's (Young Cosmopolitans) are invited to become Museum Members and network and enjoy fabulo  more

ELDER AFFAIRS MARKS FLORIDA INTERGENERATIONAL WEEK DEC. 1-7
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 1 -- The Florida Department of Elder Affairs issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Elder Affairs recognizes December 1-7 as Florida Intergenerational Week and encourages Floridians to learn more about volunteer opportunities throughout the state linking seniors and youth. Intergenerational Week highlights the importance of developing and maintaining healthy relationships across generations. The occasion promotes the principle that intergenerat  more

Eleven New Faculty Members Join DePaul University's College of Communication Due to Growing Demand
CHICAGO, Sept. 16 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: As it embarks on its second year as a stand-alone college, DePaul University's College of Communication has dramatically expanded it faculty this fall to meet growing demand. The new faculty members include noted educator Teresa Mastin, who served as a Fulbright senior specialist this summer in Rwanda, as well as David Aragona, Dustin Goltz, Kelly Kessler, Sora Kim, Marla Krause, Willona Olison, Erik Peterson, Lo  more

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PARTNERS REMIND CITIZENS TO PREPARE FOR THE FREDERICK RUNNING FESTIVAL
FREDERICK, Md., April 18 -- The city of Frederick issued the following news release: Emergency preparedness partners, including The City of Frederick, Maryland State Police, Maryland State Highway Administration, Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services, Division of Emergency Management, Division of Public Works, Sheriff's Office and the Division of Health Services remind citizens and businesses to prepare for the upcoming F  more

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist To Speak At North Park University
CHICAGO, Sept. 22 -- North Park University issued the following news release: Dr. G. Timothy Johnson, Emmy Award-winning chief medical editor of "ABC News," will visit North Park University's campus on Tuesday, September 23, to address health care policy from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Anderson Chapel. The discussion, titled "Health Care: Is True Reform Possible?" will be a featured event during North Park's Homecoming festivities, which take place September 22-27. An alumnus of the University, Joh  more

EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS OF A GOOD WELLNESS PROGRAM AND PHYSICAL FITNESS REGIMEN
DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 1 -- Iowa Workforce Development issued the following news release: The Lakes Area Employers' Council (ECI) will be meeting on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Spencer Family YMCA, 1001 11th Ave. West, Spencer, Iowa 51301. All employers, human resource personnel, accounting, payroll, and other staff members are invited to attend. Featured speakers will be Lois Stillman, Health Promotion and Disease prevention Coordinator, Spencer Hospital Commu  more

ENFIELD TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 17 MEETING
ENFIELD, Conn., Nov. 17 -- The Enfield Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: A Regular Meeting of the Enfield Town Council was called to order by Chairman Kaupin in the Council Chambers of the Enfield Town Hall, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, Connecticut on Monday, November 17, 2008. The meeting was called to order at 7:14 p.m. PRAYER - The Prayer was given by Councilman Bosco. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Pledge of Allegiance was said. ROLL-CALL - Present were Councilmen, B  more

ENJOYING A NUTRITIOUS HOLIDAY
MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Nov. 25 -- The city of Middletown issued the following news release: Thanksgiving usually signals the start to the traditional holiday season but its' also the time of year when many people put on some extra un-wanted pounds, so the Middletown Health Department is offering some advice on how to lower the fat, cholesterol, calorie, and sodium content of your festive meals. Family gatherings and office parties don't usually equate with healthy eating. But usually its not t  more

Enrollment Rises: Baltimore City Public Schools Ends Four Decades of Decline
BALTIMORE, Nov. 8 -- Baltimore City Public Schools System issued the following news release: Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) student enrollment is up this year, breaking decisively with a four-decade trend of decline--and countering state projections that the decline would continue for six more years. Preliminary projections put pre-K-12 enrollment at a minimum of 81,978 as of Sept. 30, 2008, compared to 81,284 on Sept. 30, 2007. City Schools CEO Andrés A. Alonso will announce th  more

ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY URGES EPA ADMINISTRATOR TO REVERSE COURSE ON DECISION TO LEAVE HARMFUL CONTAMINANT UNREGULATED
SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 26 -- The New Mexico Department of the Environment issued the following news release: New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ron Curry urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide greater protections for state drinking water by regulating perchlorate - a component of rocket fuel. The contaminant has been discovered in numerous drinking water systems and groundwater aquifers across the state and can have detrimental health effects on humans, particularly   more

EPA SPONSORS CLIMATE CHANGE SYMPOSIUM FOR TRIBES
CHICAGO, Nov. 24 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 office issued the following news release: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 is sponsoring a symposium on climate change in the Great Lakes basin for tribal officials and others Dec. 1-4 at the Forest County Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. The symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss health and cultural effects of climate change in tribal communities around the Great Lakes such as its im  more

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO SUPPORTS PENSION DEFERRAL PLAN PROPOSED BY GOV. CORZINE
ROSELAND, N.J., Nov. 20 -- Essex County issued the following news release: Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said on Thursday, November 20th he supports Governor Jon Corzine's proposal to defer up to 50 percent of State pension costs for Counties and Municipalities and urged State lawmakers in the Senate and Assembly to approve the necessary legislation. The proposed pension deferral plan would save Essex County about $14 million in 2009. "We are in difficult economic times   more

ESTONIA: PRIME MINISTER ANSIP: GOVERNMENT SECTOR IS PREPARED FOR BAD TIMES AS WELL
TALLINN, Estonia, Nov. 28 -- The government of Estonia issued the following news release: Today, during the programme "Reporteritund" at Vikerraadio, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip stated that the government sector is prepared for the bad times, as during the good times the country has collected considerable reserves and the debt of the government sector is the lowest in the European Union. "The government was accused of collecting too much money into reserves, since inflation reduces the val  more

ESU CHAPTER OF STUDENT NURSE ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA TO HOST 5TH ANNUAL STUDENT NURSE CHALLENGE
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., March 10 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: The East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania chapter of the Student Nurse Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) will host the fifth annual Student Nurse Challenge on March 28 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Keystone Room, located in the university's Center for Hospitality Management. The event is open to the general public at no cost. The Student Nurse Challenge, now a statewide event, is based   more

ESU CROSS COUNTRY RECOGNIZED WITH NATIONAL ACADEMIC AWARDS
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., Feb. 14 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: ast Stroudsburg University student-athletes Amanda Bradbury, Clarissa Cooblall and Niki Pasquarella have been named to the 2007 NCAA Division II USTFCCCA Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team, it was announced this week. ESU's women's cross country team was one of 12 PSAC squads recognized by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for compiling a team grade-poin  more

ESU FACULTY AND STAFF QUALIFY FOR NEARLY $37,000 IN GRANTS TO PROMOTE RESEARCH AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., March 6 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Faculty and staff members at East Stroudsburg University qualified for nearly $37,000 in grant funding from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) in 2007-08. Grant proposals are currently being accepted by the Office of Diversity for 2008-2009 funding. Approved grant awards to ESU faculty and staff were announced as follows: A PASSHE diversity and equity grant for $12,50  more

ESU FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., May 6 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Dr. Jay Hunt, assistant professor of biology, was recently awarded $5,831 in funding by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) for a research study titled "Investigating the Biology of Gelatinous Zooplankton Using a Newly Developed Submersible System." Hunt's research, to be concluded by October 31, 2009, will use a newly developed remotely-  more

ESU HOSTS PEACE CORP RECRUITMENT EVENT, DRAWS 17 INTERESTED STUDENTS
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., April 30 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: In 1960, John F. Kennedy challenged students to serve their country by working in developing countries. Since then more than 190,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in 139 countries, working on issues ranging from education to health. At East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, 17 students recently attended an information session and expressed interest in joining the Peace Corps and servin  more

ESU NAMES SENATOR BAKER LEGISLATIVE FELLOW FOR 2008
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., March 7 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Senator Lisa J. Baker (R - District 20) will be introduced as East Stroudsburg University's 2008 Legislative Fellow during a luncheon in her honor on Thursday, March 20. The luncheon will begin with a reception at 11:30 a.m. in the Keystone Room in the Center for Hospitality Management at ESU. Acting President, Dr. Kenneth Borland will introduce the senator. University faculty, students, staff and  more

ESU STUDENT GROUP PRESENTS FOUR 'WOMEN OF DISTINCTION' AWARDS
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., April 29 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Women for Awareness, a student group at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, honored three women along with a feminist man during its eleventh annual Women of Distinction awards ceremony, held in March. The honorees included two ESU faculty members: Dr. Edith Miller, distinguished professor of academic enrichment and learning and director of disability services, and Dr. David Rheinhei  more

ESU STUDENT GROUP PRESENTS FOUR 'WOMEN OF DISTINCTION' AWARDS
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., April 29 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Women for Awareness, a student group at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, honored three women along with a feminist man during its eleventh annual Women of Distinction awards ceremony, held in March. The honorees included two ESU faculty members: Dr. Edith Miller, distinguished professor of academic enrichment and learning and director of disability services, and Dr. David Rheinhei  more

ESU STUDENT, JENNIFER IVEY, AWARDED ROBERT CRAWFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FROM PENNSYLVANIA RECREATION & PARKS SOCIETY
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., March 25 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Society (PRPS) recently selected East Stroudsburg University student Jennifer Ivey, a senior recreation and leisure services management major from Berwick, Pa., as the 2008 Robert Crawford Memorial Scholarship winner. Ivey was honored at an awards banquet that took place at the PRPS annual state conference, held March 8-12 at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort i  more

ESU STUDENTS MEET ACTING SURGEON GENERAL DURING TRIP TO SEMINAR IN PHILADELPHIA
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., April 29 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Students of Dr. Adenike Bitto, associate professor of health at ESU, recently attended a seminar titled "Health Youth for a Healthy Future," at the Philadelphia College of Physicians and were able to meet U.S. Surgeon General Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D. M.P.H. This was the seventh stop on Dr. Galson's nationwide tour to promote the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Childhood O  more

ESU STUDENTS TO RECEIVE UNIVERSITY SAFETY RECOGNITION AWARD FOR SAVING LIFE
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., April 4 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Four students from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, will receive the university's 2008 Safety Recognition Award for their life-saving actions on October 19, 2007 when they rendered immediate assistance to an individual attempting to jump from the Iron Bridge near Ridgeway Street in East Stroudsburg. Freshman Brian George, a pre-management major from East Stroudsburg, Pa., Corey Jack  more

ESU STUDENTS, PROFESSOR TRAVEL TO ALABAMA, CONTRIBUTE TO HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF EFFORT
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., Feb. 14 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Thirteen students from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania recently spent a week in Bayou La Batre, Ala., repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The trip was arranged in cooperation with the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Associations for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance along with the East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church's "Voluntee  more

ESU'S PA-SWAT ORGANIZATION JOINS OTHER CHAPTERS STATEWIDE FOR 'KICK BUTTS DAY' TO MEMORIALIZE/HONOR THOSE BATTLING CANCER
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., March 25 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Student members of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania's chapter of Pennsylvania - Students Working Against Tobacco (PA-SWAT) will join hundreds of other PA-SWAT students across Pennsylvania to participate in "Kick Butts Day," Wednesday, April 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. as part of a statewide initiative to memorialize/honor loved ones who have fought a battle with cancer. After brief rem  more

ETHIOPIA: UN APPRECIATES ETHIOPIA'S PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Dec. 5 -- The government of Ethiopia issued the following news release: The United Nations (UN) said Ethiopian contribution in assisting the UN to achieve its objectives through participating in voluntary activities is appreciable. The International Volunteer Day (IVD) will be celebrated under the theme "Voluntarism and Development" tomorrow with various activities. Speaking at a panel discussion organized in connection with this year's IVD here at the ECA hall, Eth  more

EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREE
CARBONDALE, Ill., Jan. 17 -- Southern Illinois University issued the following news release: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, long a champion of those with intellectual disabilities and the driving force behind the creation of Special Olympics, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale's College of Education and Human Services during its commencement ceremony May 10. The SIU Board of Trustees voted to confer the degree, which honors accomp  more

EVENT TO FOCUS ON HUMAN ELEMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE
CARBONDALE, Ill., Jan. 14 -- Southern Illinois University issued the following news release: The human element of climate change - both what humans have done to cause climate change and how climate changes will affect humans - is a, pardon the pun, hot topic in environmental circles. Jane Adams, anthropologist and historian at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will present a symposium addressing the topic from an historical perspective. The symposium, "Changing Climates: Evidence of  more

EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING HOSTS WORKSHOPS FOR GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN - KNOW YOUR OPTIONS
HONOLULU, Dec. 3 -- The Hawaii Department of Health issued the following news release: The public is invited to attend a free seminar for grandparents who are raising grandchildren. Attorneys from the Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i will speak on issues such as visitation rights, power of attorney, child protective services, guardianship, adoption and social security. Attorneys from the Child Support Enforcement Agency will also be available to answer questions. Participants will receive a fr  more

EXPANSION, RENOVATION AT GCIT WILL ADD 200 MORE SEATS TO SCHOOL
DEPTFORD, N.J., Feb. 13 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: 200 more seats will be available to students at the popular Gloucester County Institute of Technology the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders announced today. A groundbreaking was held at the site of the 30,630 square foot expansion and 11, 692 square foot renovation that will allow more students to attend GCIT. "We already have 670 applicants applying for 268 freshman seats for this coming September. That m  more

Expert Medical Journalist Addresses Health Care
CHICAGO, Sept. 24 -- North Park University issued the following news release: Americans' expectations for medical care are too high, and the resolve of politicians to avert a health care crisis is too low, Dr. G. Timothy Johnson told an audience at North Park University on Tuesday night. Longtime medical editor for "ABC News," Johnson warned that if action isn't taken soon, the rising cost of health care could provoke a financial crisis as great as the current banking crisis. "There rea  more

EXPRESSING SINCERE GRATITUDE TO OUR VETERANS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 -- Rep. John Kline, R-Minn. (2nd CD), issued the following news release: As we prepare to celebrate and honor the service of veterans November 11, I extend my sincere gratitude to all veterans for their service. The men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces have guaranteed generations of Americans the freedom and security we enjoy. As the husband of a career Army nurse, the father of a son who has served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a 25-year Marine  more

EXTENSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS BECOMES LAW
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich. (1st CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) applauded final action on legislation extending unemployment benefits. H.R. 6867, the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008, extends unemployment benefits by seven weeks in all states and provides an additional 13 weeks of benefits in states such as Michigan that have unemployment rates above 6 percent. This is the second extension of unemployment   more

EYE EXAMINATION PROGRAM OFFERED FOR LOCAL DIABETICS ON JULY 12
BRIDGETON, N.J., July 7 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: Area residents are invited to participate in a free eye examination program for people with diabetes from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 12, at South Jersey Healthcare Elmer Hospital, in the Same Day Surgery Unit, first floor, 501 W. Front St., Elmer. People with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who aren't under the care of an eye specialist and don't have resources to get this service are urged to participate. The pro  more

FACT SHEET: U.S. COMMITMENT TO THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The U.S. Mission to the United Nations Agencies issued the following news release: U.S. Commitment to the Millennium Development Goals "To spread a vision of hope, the United States is determined to help nations that are struggling with poverty. We are committed to the Millennium Development Goals. This is an ambitious agenda that includes cutting poverty and hunger in half, ensuring that every boy and girl in the world has access to primary education, and halting   more

FACTS ON U.S. OFFERS OF HUMANITARIAN AID TO CUBAN GOVERNMENT
ROME, Italy, Sept. 23 -- The U.S. Mission to the United Nations Agencies issued the following news release: U.S. Offers New Direct Humanitarian Aid to Cuban Government; Humanitarian Organizations Set to Move U.S. Aid to Cuba The U.S. Government has made a fourth offer of critical humanitarian assistance to the people of Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. In response to Cuba's humanitarian needs USAID is moving forward to provide up to $5 million in emergency relief to Cub  more

FACULTY SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 24 -- Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg issued the following news release: The final 2008 installment in the Penn State Harrisburg Faculty Seminar Series will feature a presentation by Professor of Information Systems Parag Pendharkar Wednesday, Dec. 3 at noon in the Gallery Lounge. Dr. Pendharkar's presentation will focus on artificial intelligence, decision support, and software engineering. A light lunch will be provided A faculty member in the School   more

Fairfield University's School of Nursing Adds 10 faculty Members for VA Nursing Academy
FAIRFIELD, Conn., Dec. 3 -- Fairfield University has issued the following news release: Fairfield University's School of Nursing has added ten faculty members to its VA Nursing Academy, a pilot program that is part of the School's partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Fairfield was one of the first four schools selected from across the country to address the nursing shortage crisis impacting the nation's VA hospitals that is at the heart of this initiative. Jeanne Novot  more

Faith And Reason Symposium Examines Issues Of Sustainability, Food Shortage
LISLE, Ill., Oct. 29 -- Benedictine University issued the following news release: Benedictine University espouses the belief that religion and science - or faith and reason - do not exist at polar ends of the intellectual spectrum, but rather are both central to solving the world's most urgent problems. The Second Annual Faith and Reason Symposium from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 7 at the Krasa Student Center will seek to bring faith and reason to bear on the issues of sustaina  more

FALL COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES SET AT ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY
SAN ANGELO, Texas, Dec. 4 -- Angelo State University issued the following news release: Nearly 400 students are scheduled to receive diplomas during Angelo State University's fall graduation ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 13, with former Town & Country Food Stores president and CEO Alvin New delivering the commencement addresses. New will address graduates of the College of Business and College of Education during a 10 a.m. Saturday ceremony. He will speak to graduates of the College of Liberal  more

FAMILIES CAN LACE UP FOR WALK TO SCHOOL DAY ON OCT. 15
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 8 -- The city of Tempe issued the following news release: Thousands of children and parents will take part in Tempe's 10th annual Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Students and parents at participating Tempe schools will take to the sidewalks between 6:30 and 8:15 a.m. to promote community involvement and a healthier environment. Children, their families, neighbors and school staff are encouraged to bike and walk for their health, for the health and safety of their   more

FAMILIES CAN LACE UP FOR WALK TO SCHOOL DAY, OCT. 15
TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 4 -- The city of Tempe issued the following news release: Thousands of children and parents will take part in Tempe's 10th annual Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Students and parents at participating Tempe schools will take to the sidewalks between 6:30 and 8:15 a.m. to promote community involvement and a healthier environment. Children, their families, neighbors and school staff are encouraged to bike and walk for their health, for the health and safety of their  more

Families in Crisis Need a Bailout
RENO, Nev., Dec. 2 -- The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges issued the following news release: In the past few months, more than 30 children--mostly teenagers--were abandoned by distressed parents at Nebraska hospitals. Some parents came from faraway states. In response, the state just revised its "safe haven" child drop-off law to make it only applicable to newborns. As leaders of the national legal and juvenile court communities, we've been alarmed by these heart-wrenchin  more

Family & Consumer Sciences - Kicks Off Monthly Sundown Worships
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 10 -- Oakwood University issued the following news release: The Department of Family & Consumer Sciences has planned sundown worships that will begin this fall semester. The first three will be held on September 19, October 3, and November 8. If weather permits, these sundown worships will be conducted outdoors. The first worship will be led by Micah Weech, who is an assistant pastor of Oakwood University Church. The second worship thought will be given by Dwayne Wilso  more

FARM RECORD BOOK AVAILABLE FROM VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 1 -- The Virginia Department of Education's Cooperative Extension Service issued the following news release: The Farm Record Book: Annual Expenses and Receipts is now available through Virginia Cooperative Extension. Farmers are encouraged to order their copy today. "Virginia Cooperative Extension has been providing this record book to farmers for more than 40 years to help them make better management decisions for their farming operations," said Gordon Groover, Exten  more

FCNL General Committee Defines Priorities for the 111th Congress
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 -- The Friends Committee on National Legislation issued the following news release: "Well, good, now it's all done but the work." - Meg Hummon at the close of Annual Meeting More than 200 Quakers from about 40 states gathered in Washington, DC, November 13-16 to approve the legislative priorities for the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) and plan strategies for promoting that agenda in the 111th Congress. Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thom  more

FDA ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS OF PILOT PROGRAM FOR THIRD-PARTY CERTIFICATION OF IMPORTED AQUACULTURED SHRIMP
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Food & Drug Administration issued the following press release: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the participants in Phase II of its pilot program for voluntary third-party certification programs for imported aquacultured shrimp. Phase II, which will run through June 2009, will help the FDA develop the process for evaluating third-party certification programs. The pilot will allow the FDA to identify  more

FDA Commissioner Addresses NCFST/FDA Joint Workshop On Innovations In Nutrition Science
CHICAGO, Oct. 3 -- The Illinois Institute of Technology issued the following news release: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D., urged experts at a nutrition and health workshop today to seize new opportunities to advance scientific knowledge about the way in which foods promote health and prevent disease. Co-organized by the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and FDA, the one-day w  more

FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Feb. 1 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: MRS. BUSH: Good morning. This is Laura Bush. For the weekly radio address, President Bush has handed the mic over to me. And today, I'd like to talk about something that's close to my heart - America's heart health. February is American Heart Month - a time to start heart-healthy habits, and to learn about the risk factors for heart disease. These risk factors include smoking, being overweight, lack of exe  more

Federal Court Cites City of St. Louis for Illegal Asbestos Removal
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 -- Trial Lawyers for Public Justice issued the following news release: A federal court ruled Monday that the City of St. Louis and the city-owned Lambert-St. Louis International Airport violated federal asbestos safety standards when they demolished 99 asbestos-laden buildings in Bridgeton, Missouri without removing the asbestos before demolition. Public Justice brought the case on behalf of Families for Asbestos Compliance, Testing and Safety (FACTS), whose member  more

FEDERAL HEIGHTS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR DEC. 9 STUDY SESSION
FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo., Dec. 5 -- The Federal Heights City Council issued the following meeting agenda: CALL TO ORDER Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance Agenda Review Presentation of Donation of Fire Department Equipment TT.1 Call to the Public TT.2 Discussion of Ordinance No. 08-07 Amending Chapter 14 Of The City Of Federal Heights Municipal Code To Add Article XVII. Commercial Haulers Of Garbage Trash And Junk (Gordon Maddock)) TT.3 Discussion of Ordinance No. 08-08   more

FILMMAKER TAPAN SINHA HOSPITALISED
Kolkata, Dec. 06 -- (IANS) Filmmaker Tapan Sinha, who has won 19 National Film Awards in various categories, was admitted to a city hospital Saturday afternoon with acute breathing problems, a hospital spokesperson said. Sinha was admitted to the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit at Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) in south Kolkata. "He (Sinha) was unconscious for sometime," a hospital spokesperson told reporters in the evening. "A team of doctors have conducted a series of medical tests  more

FIRE INCIDENT - 1295 E. OGDEN AVENUE
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 26 -- The City of Naperville issued the following news release: At 9:14am on Wednesday November 26, 2008, the Naperville Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) received a telephone call from an employee reporting smoke in the rear of the store near the ceiling. The PSAP dispatcher immediately dispatched a Full Still Alarm assignment for this location. Two Engine Companies, two Truck Companies, one Medic Unit, and a Battalion Chief responded to the scene. The first fire un  more

FIRST UD MCNAIR PH.D. DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS
DOVER, Del., Aug. 21 -- The University of Delaware sports department issued the following news release: The University of Delaware's Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program has become synonymous with helping its students achieve success in pursuing and completing a graduate school education. On Aug. 14, Tyesha Dwight-Higgin, the first McNair program participant to complete doctoral studies at UD, gave the keynote address to more than 150 students, parents, program faculty mentors and guests dur  more

Five Things Your Doctor Wants You to Know About Being a Caregiver
CHICAGO, Nov. 21 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Providing care for a loved one can be one of the most selfless acts of love and kindness one human being is capable of showing another. But with this great responsibility comes an even greater balancing act for caregivers who must juggle meeting an ill family member's needs while trying to manage their own life. "The act of providing care and being available to a chronically ill or a dying person is  more

FLEXIBILITY TRUMPS FITNESS IN SEXUAL REPRODUCTION, SAYS A NEW THEORY IN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 24 -- The University of California at Berkeley issued the following press release: The utility of sex, according to an intriguing new theory of evolutionary biology, may be its ability to promote genes that play well with many other partners rather than those that shine with just one specific set of genes. This idea of genetic mixability, described in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of Nov. 24, hits on the difficulty evolutionary   more

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ISSUES HOLIDAY FOOD SAFETY TIPS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 24 -- The Florida Department of Health issued the following news release: As Floridians get ready for the holiday season, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) emphasizes the importance of safe food preparation and storage to prevent possible foodborne illnesses. "While family feasts are being prepared, everyone should practice proper food hygiene," said State Surgeon General Ana M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., M.P.H. "Floridians should wash their hands and counter tops tho  more

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RECOGNIZES NOV. 9-15 AS NATIONAL NURSE PRACTITIONER WEEK
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 7 -- The Florida Department of Health issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recognizes nurse practitioners for their tremendous impact on public health during National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 9-15. Annually, National Nurse Practitioner Week begins on the second Sunday of November and ends the following Saturday. During this week, nurse practitioners will be honored through various statewide events, including rallies, commun  more

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY, SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT INVITE THE MEDIA TO INTERVIEW SPEAKERS OF 'ESTERO BAY SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM' NOV. 6
FORT MYERS, Fla., Nov. 4 -- Florida Gulf Coast University, a component of the Florida state university system, issued the following news release: Florida Gulf Coast University Coastal Watershed Institute and the South Florida Water Management District present "Estero Bay Science Symposium" to bring together researchers and managers to discuss the health and ecology of Estero Bay and its watershed. Discussions include identifying gaps that will need to be addressed in future research endeavors  more

Florida Tech FPRA hosts 1st Annual 'Get Connected!' Communication Conference on Nov. 1
MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 22 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Looking for the competitive edge in a tight job market? Seeking ways to promote your product or business? Ready to hone your marketing skills? If answers to the above are "yes," you may want to register for the "Get Connected!" Communication Conference on Saturday, Nov. 1. It's hosted by the Florida Tech chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). The public is invited to attend.  more

Florida Tech Joins in State Saltwater Sportfishing Resource Protection Effort
MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 31 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Florida is recognized as the number one destination for saltwater sportfishing enthusiasts, producing an estimated $5 billion in annual revenue for the state's economy. State Wildlife authorities and sport fishing groups agree these state resources must be protected to maintain Florida's prominence as well as its natural environmental balance. A strong, state-wide, public-private coalition of int  more

Florida Tech to Host October Autism Conference, Present Noted Speakers
MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 16 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of children diagnosed with autism is rising, creating concern and greater interest in the disorder. Addressing this need for information, the Florida Institute of Technology School of Psychology will host the second annual Autism Conference, "The Many Faces of Autism," on Oct. 3 and a series of workshops on Oct. 4. The   more

FLU CLINICS IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY
BRIDGETON, N.J., Oct. 4 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Cumberland County Board of Health has announced the schedule for the flu clinics in Cumberland County. Anyone who wants to lower their chances of getting the flu should get a flu shot. It is highly recommended for those people who are at higher risk of getting the flu. Individuals at higher risk include persons 65 or older, those individuals with chronic diseases (such as asthma and diabetes) and those with  more

FONTANA PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF AUG. 13 MEETING
FONTANA, Calif., Aug. 13 -- The Fontana Parks and Recreation Commission issued the following meeting minutes: REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 13, 2008 The City of Fontana Parks and Recreation Commission and Staff met for a workshop at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, in the City Hall Executive Conference Room, 8353 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, California prior to the regular Parks and Recreation Commission meeting to review the agenda. The workshop was called to order at 6:08 p.m. by Commissi  more

FOOTBALL SIGNING DAY FEB. 6, WALK-ON TRYOUT FEB. 7
NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 1 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Head coach Bobby Wilder and the Old Dominion University football program will hold a press conference announcing their initial recruiting class next Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the media room at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The following day, at 3 p.m. Feb. 7 at Foreman Field the Monarchs will hold a walk-on tryout for current students interested in playing on the ODU football team. February 6   more

FORECLOSURE PREVENTION SEMINAR IN NANUET
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y. (17th CD), issued the following newsletter: Dear Friends, With the economy facing challenges not seen on our shores for many decades, too many citizens are facing down the specter of foreclosure on their homes. This is a devastating process that forcibly removes families from not only their houses, but their memories. It is something that can and should be avoided. As a result, I will be involved with the Foreclosure Prevention Workshop  more

FOREIGN PRESS CENTER BRIEFING ON PRESIDENT'S EMERGENCY PLAN FOR AIDS RELIEF
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following foreign press center briefing: 2:00P.M. EST MODERATOR: Good afternoon. As this is World AIDS Day, we are very pleased to have the Deputy Coordinator of the U.S. Global AIDS Office, Ms. Michele Moloney - did I - MS. MOLONEY-KITTS: Yeah. MODERATOR: - pronounce that correctly? And she will be giving us a report on the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Please. MS. MOLONEY-KITTS: Thank you. Thank you very  more

Former BWA Vice President Dies
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 8 -- The Baptist World Alliance issued the following news release: Dellanna O'Brien, former vice president of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), died on September 7 in Texas in the United States. O'Brien held numerous positions with the BWA, serving terms on the General Council, the Executive Committee, the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, the Congress Program Committee, the Budget and Finance Committee, the Personnel Committee, the Baptist World Aid Committee and  more

FORT BLISS CHILDREN LEARN ABOUT SMOKING HAZARDS
FORT BLISS, Texas, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: By Virginia Reza, USAG Fort Bliss "Say no - no to smoking," chanted the children Thursday as they walked around Kelly Park during the Great American Smokeout event held at Fort Bliss. More than 200 children ages three, four and five from the Fort Bliss Child Development centers rotated through eight stations where they learned about the dangers of smoking. "We want to start them off young because at this  more

Forty-Five Benedictine Graduate Business Students Inducted Into Honorary Society
LISLE, Ill., July 2 -- Benedictine University issued the following news release: Forty-five students who completed a graduate business program at Benedictine University and 11 faculty members were inducted into the University's chapter of Sigma Beta Delta on June 8. Sigma Beta Delta is a national honor society in business, management and administration. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average in the top 20 percent of their graduating class to be eligible for membership. Bene  more

FORUM TO DISCUSS MENTAL HEALTH, SEPT. 9
BRIDGETON, N.J., Sept. 3 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The public is invited to learn about the mental health screening procedures, hospital admission criteria and clinical services of the Cumberland County Guidance Center at a community education forum. The event is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. September 9 in the George P. Luciano Sr. Conference Center at Cumberland County College, Sherman Avenue and College Drive, Vineland. This free public forum, "Mental Health  more

FREDRICK, FORMER ENGLISH PROFESSOR, DIES AT 77
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Jan. 16 -- Northern Arizona University issued the following news release: Ardeen Woodworth Fredrick, an NAU English professor from 1961 to her retirement in 1990, died Jan. 7, 2008, in Flagstaff. She was 77. Mrs. Fredrick, known for her commitment to teaching English composition skills to first-year students, believed those skills were the building blocks for a successful future. She was born Jan. 3, 1931, in Pittsfield, Ill., to Max and Jeraldine Woodworth. She rece  more

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR WOMEN, SEPT. 13
BRIDGETON, N.J., Sept. 9 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: All women are invited for Health Education Day, Saturday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Regional Medical Center. Participants will have access to many free screenings, including bone density, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, blood sugar and lead screening for children. In addition, SJH health experts will offer free educational sessions addressing topics such as HPV vaccinations, nutri  more

FREE MEN'S HEALTH INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR ON JUNE 14
BRIDGETON, N.J., June 10 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: South Jersey Healthcare will hold a Free Men's Health Informational Seminar on Saturday, June 14, 11 a.m to 2 p.m., at the Carl Arthur Center, 3rd and Plum Streets, Vineland. Receive information on prostate health and eating healthy. Free cancer screenings will be available. For more information call (856) 575-4424 .  more

Free Suicide Prevention Program Open to the Public and Presentations on Obesity in Children and Asthma in Elderly Tuesday at Osteopathic Medical Convention
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 27 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: The American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) 113th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar continues Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino/Sands Expo Convention Center. The convention will run through Thursday, Oct. 30*. The following are highlights of events scheduled for Tuesday: An Hour of Prevention: Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program What: A free, open to the publi  more

FREE SUPPORT GROUP FOR INDIVIDUALS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 13 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: A breast cancer support group meeting is scheduled for noon Thursday, June 19, at the OU Breast Institute in the OU Physicians Building, 825 N.E. 10th St., Suite 3500. The meeting provides discussion time for participants to share personal experiences or hear from others with similar challenges. Women with breast cancer, survivors and family and friends of breast cancer patients a  more

FREE SUPPORT GROUP FOR INDIVIDUALS DIAGNOSED WITH MYELOMA
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 13 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: A myeloma support group meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, June 19, at OU Medical Center, Presbyterian Tower, 7th floor conference room. The meeting provides discussion time for participants to share personal experiences or hear from others with similar challenges. Myeloma patients, survivors and family and friends of patients are welcome to attend. For more information, p  more

FREEHOLDERS TO ADOPT BUDGET - NO INCREASE TO 2008 TAX RATE
WOODBURY, N.J., April 3 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders will vote to adopt the county's 2008 budget at their meeting tonight keeping the tax rate at 2007 levels, or 51.09 cents. The county's the tax rate, which was cut by the Freeholders in 2006 and 2007, remains below that of 1968 levels. "The county is on solid fiscal ground due to our five-year budget planning practices and six-year capital planning," Freeholder D  more

FROM USAID ADMINISTRATOR,FORE: RENEWED COMMITTMENT ON WORLD AIDS DAY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following press release: December 1 marks the 20th global observance of World AIDS Day, a time during which citizens all over the world recognize the courage of the 33 million people living with and affected by the pandemic of HIV/AIDS, as well as a time to remember those whose lives have been lost. It is also a time to recognize how far the world has come in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment. In partnership   more

FTC Acts to Prevent Tobacco Industry Deception about Tar, Nicotine Levels
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids issued the following statement: Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids The Federal Trade Commission today has taken important action to protect public health by prohibiting tobacco companies from claiming that cigarette tar and nicotine ratings are based on an FTC-approved testing method or that they are endorsed or approved by the FTC. The FTC action rescinds guidance issued in 1966 that per  more

FTC Acts to Prevent Tobacco Industry Deception about Tar, Nicotine Levels; Congress Should Give FDA Authority over Tobacco Products
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids issued the following news release: The Federal Trade Commission today has taken important action to protect public health by prohibiting tobacco companies from claiming that cigarette tar and nicotine ratings are based on an FTC-approved testing method or that they are endorsed or approved by the FTC. The FTC action rescinds guidance issued in 1966 that permitted statements concerning tar and nicotine yields based on a smoking   more

Gay Men's Risky Sexual Behavior Linked to Feeling Undesirable
TORONTO, Calif, Dec. 2 -- The American Sociological Association issued the following news release: Gay men who are not considered sexually desirable are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to sociological research from the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. The study also found that these men may develop psychological problems as a consequence of feeling undesirable. Adam Isaiah Green, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Tor  more

Georgetown Legal Scholar Explores 'The Constitution as a Living Document'
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 29 -- St. John's College Annapolis issued the following news release: Is the United States Constitution a document that should change with the times, or a static document that must be strictly interpreted in that light? Peter Edelman, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Joint Degree in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University, will explore these sharply different views in a lecture at 8 p.m. Friday, September 12, at St. John's College. The lecture, to be held in  more

GILPIN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 16 MEETING
CENTRAL CITY, Colo., Nov. 16 -- The Gilpin County Board of Commissioners issued the following meeting minutes: A regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Gilpin County was held on November 6, 2008, at the Gilpin County Old Courthouse. Chair Nicholson called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. In attendance were Chair Pro Tem Forrest Whitman and Commissioner Ron Slinger; County Manager Roger Baker; County Attorney Jim Petrock; and Sharon Cate, Deputy Clerk to the Board. Chair Jean  more

GLASTONBURY COMMISSION ON AGING ISSUES AGENDA FOR NOV. 10 MEETING
GLASTONBURY, Conn., Nov. 10 -- The Glastonbury Commission on Aging issued the following meeting agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER II. APPOINTMENT OF RECORDING SECRETARY III. Acceptance of Minutes of the OCTOBER 14 , 2008 meeting IV. CORRESPONDENCE - Chair and Staff V. NEW BUSINESS - Guest: Lee Terry: Legal Assistance - Nominations for membership (J. Quarto and S. Gordon) - History of the COA (T. Quinn) - "Other" VI. OPTIONAL REPORTS on Services/Needs of Town Aging Populat  more

GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE UNDERAGE DRINKING TOWN HALL MEETING APRIL 1ST
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Feb. 15 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: Glenville State College is receiving some monetary assistance to educate local residents about underage drinking prevention. GSC's Student Affairs Office has received a five-hundred dollar grant from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The funding will be used to hold a public town hall meeting on underage drinking. GSC Dean of Student Affairs Jerry Burkhammer said, "I  more

GLOUCESTER COUNTY EXPANDS VA HEALTH CLINIC
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: The most recent expansion of the Gloucester County VA Health Clinic at the County's Offices at 5-Points will include the building now being completely dedicated to serving veterans announced Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Joe Chila. The county has been moving offices and working with officials at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center for several months in order to expand the numbe  more

GLOUCESTER COUNTY HOLDS 322ND REORGANIZATION MEETING
WOODBURY, N.J., Jan. 4 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: Gloucester County will hold its 322nd Reorganization meeting tonight where Joseph A. Brigandi, Jr. and Jean DuBois will be sworn-in as Freeholders, Helene M. Reed will be sworn-in as Surrogate and James Hogan will be sworn-in as County Clerk. Gloucester County Freeholder Stephen M. Sweeney will receive the oath of office as Director of the Board and Freeholder Damminger will be sworn in as Deputy Director. Direc  more

GLOUCESTER COUNTY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, GLOUCESTER COUNTY SPECIAL SERVICES SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF EDUCATION CONSOLIDATED TO STREAMLINE OPERATIONS
WOODBURY, N.J., Feb. 6 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: The Gloucester County Board of Freeholders will adopt a resolution at their meeting tonight to consolidate the Boards of Education of the Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) and the Gloucester County Special Services School District (GCSSSD) into one Board. The new board will be officially known as The Board of Education of the Special Services School District and the Vocational School District of the   more

GLOUCESTER COUNTY PRESENTS 8TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S HEALTH SUMMIT
WOODBURY, N.J., Sept. 15 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Jean DuBois announced today that the Gloucester County Health Department will be sponsoring their 8th Annual Women's Health Summit themed "Fall Into Health" on Saturday, October 18th from 8 am to 2 pm. The Women's Health Summit will be held at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology, 1300 Tanyard Road in Sewell. "This year's summit includes the most e  more

GLOUCESTER COUNTY TO HOLD FOUR ADDITIONAL FLU SHOT CLINICS
WOODBURY, N.J., Jan. 4 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: Gloucester County's Department of Health has added four final Flu Shot Clinics to its schedule. Flu Shots are available to Gloucester County residents only (proof of residency is required). No appointment is necessary, and there is no out-of-pocket cost for the flu shot. Gloucester County's added Flu Shot clinics will be held at the Health Department, 204 East Holly Ave, Sewell, on: Thursday January 10th 8:30  more

Good News in November
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 24 -- The Hillsborough County School District has issued the following news release: All day Monday, Nov. 24 and noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 - Summerfield Crossings Elementary School 3rd grade students will help kindergarteners prepare a Thanksgiving feast. They will schuck corn, snap green beans, and make butter. Students will make pilgrim and Native American costumes to wear so they can reenact the first Thanksgiving feast. On Tuesday the kindergarten and 3rd grade   more

GOOD REASON FOR THANKS: EPA GRANTS HELP NEW ENGLAND
BOSTON, Nov. 25 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 office issued the following news release: Over $380,000 is being awarded to New England programs, promoting ongoing environmental and public health initiatives. The grants are part of EPA's 2008 Healthy Communities Grant Program. The 14 grants, totaling $380,426, will fund projects working to reduce environmental risk, protect and improve human health, and improve the quality of life for communities across New England. EPA'  more

GOODYEAR CITY OFFICES CLOSED FOR EMPLOYEE IN-SERVICE MEETING
GOODYEAR, Ariz., Nov. 26 -- The city of Goodyear issued the following news release: City of Goodyear offices will close at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, for the annual in-service meeting for all city employees. Emergency personnel will remain on duty to ensure the health and safety of Goodyear residents. The APS office in the lobby of Goodyear City Hall at 190 N. Litchfield Rd. will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for residents wishing to pay electric, cable and municipal services bills.   more

GOV. CORZINE RELEASES VIDEO MESSAGE TO PEOPLE OF NEW JERSEY FOCUSING ON IMPORTANCE OF CONTROLLING PROPERTY TAXES
TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 27 -- The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities issued the following statement: Governor Jon S. Corzine today released a video message to the people New Jersey detailing his request that the legislature allow local governments to defer 50 percent of their current pension contributions in order to avoid double digit property tax increases that some local governments have already planned. The deferral will ease local governments budget by approximately $540 million during   more

GOV. CORZINE SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHING INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON PREVENTING AND REDUCING HOMELESSNESS
TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 26 -- The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities issued the following statement: Governor Jon S. Corzine today signed an Executive Order establishing the Interagency Council on Preventing and Reducing Homelessness to explore the multi-faceted issues related to homelessness in New Jersey and to reduce homelessness in the State. The Executive Order was signed at the Greater Trenton Behavioral HealthCare Adult Services facility, an experienced housing and service provider in  more

GOV. CRIST, ELDER AFFAIRS ANNOUNCE $10 MILLION FOR SENIOR CENTERS
MIAMI, Nov. 21 -- The Florida Department of Elder Affairs issued the following news release: Governor Charlie Crist today announced $10 million in grants to repair and maintain 19 senior centers around the state, including funds for construction of new senior centers in Miami, Gainesville and Apalachicola. Governor Crist and Department of Elder Affairs Secretary E. Douglas Beach announced the grants during a groundbreaking ceremony of the future Doctora Olga Maria Martinez Senior Center in th  more

GOV. EASLEY PROCLAIMS DEC. 1 AS WORLD AIDS DAY
RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 1 -- Gov. Mike Easley, D-N.C., issued the following proclamation: BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, the global spread of HIV infection and AIDS necessitates a worldwide effort to increase communication, education and action to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS; and WHEREAS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) observes December 1 of each year as World AIDS Day, a day to expand and strengthen the worldwide effort to  more

GOV. FREUDENTHAL PROCLAIMS DEC. 1 AS WORLD AIDS DAY IN WYOMING
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 15 -- Gov. Dave Freudenthal, D-Wyo., issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, HIV/AIDS is a global health crisis and a constant struggle for many of our families, friends, and neighbors, on World AIDS Day we underscore our commitment to fight the AIDS pandemic with compassion and decisive action; and WHEREAS, America leads the world in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and through the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief we are combating the disease in countries around the worl  more

GOV. HENRY, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS REACH HEALTH CARE AGREEMENT WITH TULSA STAKEHOLDERS
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 25 -- Oklahoma State University issued the following news release: Governor Brad Henry and legislative leaders announced today that they have reached a tentative agreement with Tulsa stakeholders on a plan that would preserve the Oklahoma State University medical program and save the OSU Medical Center in Tulsa. The governor, House Speaker Chris Benge, Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, and Treasurer Scott Meacham met with various stakeholders at the State Capit  more

GOV. KULONGOSKI SPEAKS ON 2009-2011 BUDGET
SALEM, Ore., Dec. 1 -- Gov. Ted Kulongoski, D-Ore., issued the text of the following speech: Good morning and thank you for being here today. I don't make a habit of starting budget statements by quoting movies. But this is turning out to be year when it is best to expect the unexpected. So let me offer a quote from the movie Sunset Boulevard. Joe Gillis says to Norma Desmond - an aging film star: "You used to be big." To which she replies, "I am big! It's the pictures that got small."   more

GOV. PATERSON SIGNS ASSEMBLYWOMAN LUPARDO'S 'TENANT NOTIFICATION' BILL
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 5 -- Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, D-Endwell (126th District), issued the following press release: Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that legislation (A.10952-B/S.8634) she authored with Senator Thomas Libous (R-Binghamton) to help protect tenants from indoor air contamination was signed into law by Gov. David Paterson. The new law (Ch. 521 of 2008) will now require landlords to notify tenants of the availability of test results. "This new law will   more

GOV. PAWLENTY REMINDS MINNESOTANS 'COLD WEATHER RULE' TAKES EFFECT ON OCT. 15, ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 14 -- The Minnesota Utilities Commission issued the following news release: With winter on the way, Governor Tim Pawlenty today reminded Minnesotans that the state's "Cold Weather Rule" takes effect on October 15 and lasts through the end of the home heating season on April 15. The Cold Weather Rule protects consumers from having their utility service shut off during the winter months. This and other programs are available to Minnesotans who need their heat reconnecte  more

GOV. RELL: HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS CAN BENEFIT FROM LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM
HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 29 -- The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued the following news release: Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that doctors, nurses and dentists who agree to practice in the state's underserved and rural areas may be eligible for repayment of their student loans. "Every Connecticut resident deserves access to high-quality health care," Governor Rell said. "That is why I created my Charter Oak Health Plan and that is why incentive programs such as these ar  more

GOV. RELL: HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS CAN BENEFIT FROM LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 1 -- The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued the following news release: Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that doctors, nurses and dentists who agree to practice in the state's underserved and rural areas may be eligible for repayment of their student loans. "Every Connecticut resident deserves access to high-quality health care," Governor Rell said. "That is why I created my Charter Oak Health Plan and that is why incentive programs such as these are   more

GOV. RENDELL SAYS EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION EXTENSION COULD IMMEDIATELY HELP 54,000 PENNSYLVANIANS
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 25 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry issued the following news release: Governor Edward G. Rendell today said more than 54,000 out-of-work Pennsylvanians, who have exhausted their 13 weeks of federally funded emergency unemployment compensation, may now be eligible for seven additional weeks of benefits. "This new money provides an immediate financial lifeline for tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians and their families who are in great need as the h  more

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES OVER $13.4 MILLION IN ONEGEORGIA AWARDS
DAHLONEGA, Ga., Dec. 1 -- Gov. Sonny Perdue, R-Ga., issued the following press release: Governor Sonny Perdue and members of the OneGeorgia Authority Board today visited North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega and approved grants and loans from the OneGeorgia Authority's portfolio of financing programs including EDGE, SILF, Equity, AIRGeorgia, BRIDGE and ESB. These awards will assist with a variety of economic development projects in rural Georgia aimed at creating jobs, st  more

GOVERNOR CALLS NEW LEGISLATURE INTO A PROP 58 SPECIAL SESSION
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 1 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the text of the following speech: GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER: Good afternoon. Well, we'll talk a little bit about our special session. A little less than four weeks ago I called a special session of the legislature and proposed ways to do four things: * Close our immediate $4.2 billion revenue shortfall, * Stimulate our economy and create jobs, * Keep people from losing their homes to foreclosure, * And fix ou  more

GOVERNOR KAINE ANNOUNCES 67 PERCENT INCREASE IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE NURSING PROGRAM GRADUATES
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 24 -- The Virginia Community College System issued the following news release: Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced a dramatic 67 percent increase in the number of students graduating from nursing programs throughout Virginia's Community Colleges over the last five years. He also applauded the partnership between the Virginia Community College System and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) as a model for meeting critical workforce shortages in career  more

GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION AIMS TO GROW
NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 25 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) at Old Dominion has developed through two years of planning and startup activities to the point that it is poised to expand its influence on campus, according to the organization's new president. "We are trying to solidify our existence," said Brittany Anderson, a doctoral student in human factors psychology who became GSO president early this year. "Building membersh  more

Grant Will Enable McKendree to Educate More Nurses
LEBANON, Ill., June 5 -- McKendree University issued the following news release: A $251,176 grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) will enable McKendree University to educate more nurses. Nursing has been recognized by many as the most critical shortage health profession in the state. The Health Services Education Grants Act authorizes the board to allocate funds to Illinois institutions to offset program costs, to ensure that the state has an adequate supply of health  more

Grant Will Prepare Bethany Social Workers for Changing Population
LINDSBORG, Kan., Sept. 25 -- Bethany College issued the following news release: By 2020, one in six Americans will be age 65 or older. That's according to the Council on Social Work Education Gero-Ed Center and the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Initiative, which recently awarded the Bethany College Social Work Department a $5,000 grant to help prepare social work students to work with older adults and their families. The grant funds will be matched by Bethany College. The three-year grant  more

GREAT HALLOWEEN CANDY EXCHANGE PROGRAM PROMOTES HEALTH, SUPPORT FOR TROOPS
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The Duchess County Executive issued the following press release: Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus has announced the Dutchess County Department of Health will once again partner with several local community organizations to conduct the 3rd Annual Great Halloween Candy Exchange Program on Saturday, November 1st from 10am to 2pm at various locations throughout the county. Children can donate a pound of Halloween trick-or-treat candy to be shipped to U  more

GREAT LAKES ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY SYSTEM ISSUES NOTICE #10 TO MARINERS REGARDING INTERFACES AT LOCKS UNDER MARINE SECURITY ONE MARINE SECURITY LEVEL
ST. LAMBERT, Canada, Aug. 13 -- The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System issued the following notice to mariners: The following procedures are applicable for a marine security (MARSEC) level of 1. Changes to procedures will be communicated at the same time as a MARSEC level increase. It is compulsory to send a completed request, either by fax at (450) 672-3668 or by the Internet through the Seaway internet site, to the St-Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, before each interface at o  more

GREGORY OPENS NEW SOFT MATERIALS LAB
NORFOLK, Va., April 30 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Progress in smart materials is hastening the day when your jacket may be smarter than your Blackberry. Richard V. Gregory, chair of the Old Dominion University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has launched a new laboratory on the Norfolk campus to promote his research in the smart soft materials we will be using someday soon. Gregory announced in late April the establishment of ODU's Soft Material   more

Groups Issue 'Gift Card Holder's Bill of Rights' for Holiday Season
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- The National Consumers League issued the following news release: The National Consumers League (NCL), the nation's oldest consumer advocacy organization, today called on issuers of gift cards--banks, credit card companies, and retailers--to go easy on consumers this holiday season by lightening up on fees and expiration dates on gift cards. NCL is asking gift card issuers to adhere to a "Gift Card Holder's Bill of Rights," setting out what advocates believe would be fai  more

Groups Solicited For Waverly Volunteer Efforts
WAVERLY, Iowa, June 16 -- Wartburg College issued the following news release: The Wartburg College Center for Community Engagement seeks groups willing to devote service days to Waverly's flood cleanup efforts. CCE coordinates volunteer efforts for the city and currently seeks groups willing to assist in removing spoiled items, ripping out damaged flooring and drywall, installing new floor covering and other cleanup tasks. Business and church groups interested in volunteering should cal  more

GROWTH IN RESEARCH FUNDING CAN SPUR INNOVATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Dec. 1 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Penn State reports a record $717 million in research funding for 2007-2008, ranking the University among top universities nationwide. Such a vibrant enterprise plays a key role in finding solutions to public problems and growing the economies in Pennsylvania and the nation, according to the University. "Ideas and innovation are the most precious currency in the 21st century economy, driving new  more

Gwen Tucker Hired As Director Of Alumnae Relations
ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind., July 1 -- St. Mary-of-the-Woods College issued the following news release: On June 2, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) welcomed Gwen Tucker as the College's new Director of Alumnae Relations. Tucker earned a bachelor of science degree from Purdue University, and she graduated from the Master of Leadership Development program at SMWC in May 2008. Before coming to The Woods, she served in several capacities at Hamilton Center, a non-profit community mental   more

HAND HYGIENE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK! NATIONAL HANDWASHING AWARENESS WEEK IS DEC. 7-13
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 2 -- The Oklahoma Department of Health issued the following news release: Did you know that most of the time, it's your own hands that make you sick? Germs on your hands cause most contagious illnesses. Your hands can pick up germs from coughing and sneezing onto them, from touching other persons' unclean hands, and from surfaces or substances that have disease-causing germs. Even when they look clean, contaminated hands that touch your eyes, nose or mouth, or any broke  more

HARTTRAFT NAMED TO RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
NORTH BRANCH, N.J., Aug. 27 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: Christine Harttraft, the new Interim Hunterdon County Superintendent of Schools, has joined the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Board of Trustees. Harttraft's extensive background working in the community and education in Hunterdon County includes serving as an officer in the Juvenile Officers' Association, as a member of the Youth Services Commission and on advisory councils for the  more

Harvard President Drew Faust, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino And Allston Families Celebrate The Harvard Allston Education Portal
BOSTON, Nov. 21 -- Harvard University issued the following press release: On Friday, November 21, 2008 Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Harvard President Drew G. Faust joined nearly 150 Allston-Brighton parents and their children, as well as Harvard undergraduate student mentors, faculty and staff for a celebration of the Harvard Allston Education Portal. The Education Portal is a gateway into Harvard teaching and learning--including access to Harvard undergraduate "mentors" and faculty--that is  more

HARVESTING GREEN JOBS IN MINNESOTA
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 24 -- Minnesota State Sen. Ellen R. Anderson, DFL (District 66), issued the following news release: This week, Minnesotans gather with our families around the Thanksgiving table. This is traditionally the time we celebrate the harvest bounty. But this year's harvest feels a little bit leaner, with our state's deep job losses, the tight economy, and families facing difficult choices every day. Our list of thanks no doubt includes the love of family, the shelter of hom  more

HAWAI'I CONDUCTS AIRPORT SCREENING OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS FOR FLU-LIKE ILLNESSES
HONOLULU, Dec. 3 -- The Hawaii Department of Health issued the following news release: The Hawai'i State Department of Health, in collaboration with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Hawai'i Department of Transportation and Japan Airlines, today conducted the next phase of a pilot project successfully launched this past June to screen passengers of international flights for flu-like illnesses at Honolulu International Airpo  more

HAWAI'I RANKS SECOND IN NATION AS ONE OF AMERICA'S HEALTHIEST STATES
HONOLULU, Dec. 3 -- The Hawaii Department of Health issued the following news release: Hawai'i received one of the highest rankings in the national report, America's Health Rankings(TM) 2008 released today by the United Health Foundation. The report showed Hawai'i as second in the nation this year up from its ranking of third in 2007. The rankings are based on a variety of 22 health outcomes and measures that compare all 50 states annually. Vermont was the only state that ranked above Hawai'i  more

HAWAI'I STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IMPLEMENTS STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS BUDGET DEFICIT FOR STATE-FUNDED MENTAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES
HONOLULU, Nov. 26 -- The Hawaii Department of Health issued the following news release: The Hawai'i State Department of Health (DOH) today met with its contractors statewide that provide community-based mental health services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness to present measures to address growing concerns over rising costs. "In the past few years, under federal oversight, our state has seen a tremendous expansion of mental health services for individuals with sever  more

HAWAI`I PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS REPORT SMOKING LESS
HONOLULU, Nov. 24 -- Lt. Gov. James R. Aiona Jr., R-Hawaii, issued the following news release: Lt. Governor James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr. and the Hawai'i State Department of Health (DOH) Tobacco Prevention and Control Program today released a study that shows fewer youth identifying themselves as smokers. The Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) also found fewer youth experimenting with cigarettes as well as being exposed to second-hand smoke. "I'm very proud that more of our Hawai'i youth are making   more

HAWAI`I RANKS SECOND IN NATION AS ONE OF AMERICA'S HEALTHIEST STATES
HONOLULU, Dec. 3 -- Lt. Gov. James R. Aiona Jr., R-Hawaii, issued the following news release: Hawai'i received one of the highest rankings in the national report, America's Health Rankings(TM) 2008 released today by the United Health Foundation. The report showed Hawai'i as second in the nation this year up from its ranking of third in 2007. The rankings are based on a variety of 22 health outcomes and measures that compare all 50 states annually. Vermont was the only state that ranked above   more

HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE INTRODUCES EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO FEMALES AT HAYWOOD DETENTION CENTER
CLYDE, N.C., Nov. 18 -- Haywood Community College issued the following press release: Haywood Community College's Adult Education/GED Department has recently been awarded HCC Foundation Mini-Grant funds to enhance the educational experience and introduce educational opportunities for female inmates in the Haywood County Detention Center. Both Joan Rivet and Carla Woody have been teaching in this facility for four months. Some of the unique features of this grant include Massage Therapy and co  more

HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE INTRODUCES TWO NEW AREAS OF STUDY FOR SPRING SEMESTER
CLYDE, N.C., Nov. 24 -- Haywood Community College issued the following press release: Haywood Community College introduces two new areas of study for Spring Semester 2009. Students may pursue an associate degree or diploma in Therapeutic Massage or a certificate in Green Building. Students in the Therapeutic Massage program will learn deep tissue massage that will affect the muscle and nerves. The Therapeutic Massage curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to p  more

HEAD INTO HOLIDAYS LEAN, HEALTHY
COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 30 -- The University of Maryland issued the following news release: The holidays are once again upon us - and for many that means extra calories. Whether it's turkey with all the dressing, holiday pies or parties with lots of snacks and drinks, overeating can lead to extra pounds that can be difficult to get rid of in the new year. Luckily, it doesn't have to be that way if you follow a few simple tips from University of Maryland Nutritionist and Registered Dieticia  more

HEALTH ALERT FOR RANDOLPH SCHOOL DISTRICT
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., Nov. 6 -- Cattaraugus County issued the following press release: There have been 5 confirmed cases of Pertussis and 3 probable cases since the beginning of the school year. Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease involving the respiratory tract. Whooping cough can occur at any age. It is recommended that children receive a basic series of DTaP at 2 months of age and subsequent doses given at 4.6. & 15 - 18 months of age and that a booster be g  more

Health Care and Benefits are Topic of Next Business Breakfast
WATERVILLE, Maine, Oct. 21 -- Thomas College issued the following news release: The next Business Breakfast Series, presented by Thomas College in partnership with the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, will focus on health care and benefits-in particular ways to redefine the approach to health care and getting the incentives right for improving employee health. The presentation will be held on Thursday, November 13, at 7:30 a.m. in the Student Center Atrium. Joel Allumbaugh will be speaking o  more

HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY IS TOPIC OF NOV. 12 FACULTY SEMINAR
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 6 -- Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg issued the following news release: The next installment in Penn State Harrisburg's Faculty Seminar Series will feature a look at financial analysis in the health care industry. Assistant Professor of Health Administration Jill S. Rumberger will draw from more than 25 years of private sector and academic experience to discuss "Return on Investment: Applications in Health Care" at noon Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Gallery Lo  more

Health Care Reform: No Revolution in Sight
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Nov. 24 -- The American Sociological Association issued the following news release: A new study involving health care systems in 21 countries -- and the prospects for change in response to such common pressures as rising costs and aging populations -- casts doubt on the possibility of major overhauls of any of these systems because of the history and traditions that created them. The findings, published in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior,   more

HEALTH DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW HEADQUARTERS
BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 19 -- The city of Baltimore issued the following press release: Mayor Sheila Dixon and Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, were joined by community members, elected officials, and City employees to celebrate the official opening of the Health Department's new headquarters. The Baltimore City Health Department is the oldest, continuously operating health department in the United States. It was formed in 1793, when the governor appointed the city's  more

HEALTH FAIR ATTENDEES HEAR STORY OF SURVIVAL
ABERDEEN, Md., Nov. 26 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground released the following issue of APG News: By Yvonne Johnson APG News World renowned speaker Lillie Shockney took listeners on a journey through her personal experience as a breast cancer survivor during a health fair cohosted by the U.S. Army Developmental Test Command and Army Evaluation Center Nov. 6 A two-time breast cancer survivor, Shockney is the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center She i  more

HEALTH FAIR FOR WOMEN ON OCT. 25
BRIDGETON, N.J., Oct. 19 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: James Chiropractic Center is hosting its first Women's Health Fair on Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The center is located directly across from Wal-Mart's garden center on Route 77 in Upper Deerfield Township. Receive information on fitness, wellness and exercise, massage therapy, skin care, heart health, pregnancy, HPV, and midwives, breast cancer prevention, mammograms and open MRIs. Receive free   more

Health First CEO Michael Means to Speak at Florida Tech Business Ethics Breakfast
MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 26 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: The Florida Tech College of Business Center for Ethics and Leadership will host an Ethics Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 8 a.m. on Ethical and Compliance Challenges in Health Care. The event will be held in the second floor Hartley Room of the Denius Student Center. There is no charge. The speaker will be Michael Means, president and CEO of Health First. For reservations, call Lyn Chilcot  more

Health Law Institute At DePaul University To Screen Film 'In The Family' Sept. 10 Spotlighting Predictive Genetic Testing
CHICAGO, Sept. 5 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: WHO: The Health Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law WHAT: Will screen "In the Family," a documentary produced by Kartemquin Education Films that explores the sensitive topic of predictive genetic testing by taking viewers on the intensely personal journey of the filmmaker, Joanna Rudnick, as she faces the impossible decision of whether to remove her breasts and ovaries or risk incredible odds of  more

HEALTH OFFICIALS: AVOID CONTACT WITH WILD ANIMALS
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., May 16 -- Atlantic County issued the following press release: Atlantic County health officials continue to advise residents to avoid contact with wild animals as they report three additional confirmed cases of rabies in Atlantic County. The latest cases all involve raccoons. Two were collected in Galloway Township, one in the area of Moss Mill Road and the other at a property on Galloway Road. The third raccoon was collected on Pomona Road in Port Republic. All of the rac  more

Helena Intermediate School Update
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 13 -- The Shelby County School District issued the following news release: Helena Intermediate School will not open on Tuesday due to additional environmental test results that are still pending. According to Assistant Superintendent of Operations Tom Ferguson, the school is still awaiting environmental test results that were done over the weekend following a second cleaning of the cafeteria. According to Ferguson, an initial test that was done on a surface in the ca  more

HELPING THOSE WHO CARE FOR OTHERS
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 29 -- Minnesota State Rep. Bob Dettmer, R-District 52A, issued the following news release: Funding for nursing homes is often a large debate at the State Capitol. Making sure our older citizens are taken care of should be a priority. That is why I have supported, on numerous occasions, giving a respectable increase to those who care for our parents and grandparents. Last year in the Health and Human Services bill nursing homes received a mere 2% increase. That incre  more

HHS' AIDS.GOV TO USE BLOGS, VIRTUAL WORLDS, AND SOCIAL NETWORKS TO DELIVER HIV INFORMATION FOR WORLD AIDS DAY 2008
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued the following press release: The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS Policy's AIDS.gov will recognize the 20th annual World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 with a special focus on reducing HIV/AIDS-related stigma and promoting HIV testing through blogs, virtual worlds, and social networks. This World AIDS Day will also mark the second anniversary of AIDS.gov, an online gateway to all federal domestic HIV /AIDS information and resources. AI  more

High School Students Discover Nursing
VALPARAISO, Ind., July 16 -- Valparaiso University issued the following news release: Northwest Indiana high school students will find out what nurses do and what it takes to become a nurse during a summer camp hosted by Valparaiso University's College of Nursing and Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus. The Discover Nursing Summer Camp, taking place July 21 to 24, is designed to encourage students to pursue nursing or other related healthcare careers and help address the shortage of healthca  more

HIV/AIDS PIONEER SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR WILFERT AT UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON ON WORLD AIDS DAY
SEATTLE, Nov. 24 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: Dr. Catherine Wilfert, the scientific director of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and a trailblazer in preventing HIV transmission from mother to child, will be speaking at the University of Washington Monday, Dec. 1, on World AIDS Day. "Wilfert's contributions to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS are enormous," said Dr. King Holmes, the William H. Foege chair of UW's Department of Global Hea  more

HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY CHERTOFF SPEAKS AT JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued the following news release: Secretary Chertoff: Well, thank you, Steven, for that kind introduction. I also want to thank Dr. Roth, Associate Director, and all of you for coming out to attend my remarks today. It's great to be here at Johns Hopkins and particularly here in Washington as opposed to in Baltimore. Secretary Chertoff: Not that Baltimore is bad, just be a longer drive than what I had to do to come here. I   more

HONORING OUR VETERANS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 -- Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, D-Pa. (11th CD), released the following op-ed: On this Veterans Day I would like to encourage everyone to fully consider why this occasion warrants a federal holiday and why it is so significant. Veterans Day is the one day that we take out of the year to honor and remember those who chose to put this country above all else. It takes considerable courage to make such an action. I would like honor the 209 soldiers in Pennsylvania and 4,673 soldier  more

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
BRIDGETON, N.J., Sept. 28 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: SJH HopiceCare, a program of SJH Community Service and a service of South Jersey Healthcare, is in need of volunteers. Volunteers must be educated about hospice. The volunteer training classes begin on Monday, October 27 at 9 a.m. There will be six classes in total over a period of two weeks. The six classes are scheduled for Monday, October 27, Thursday, October 30, Friday, October 31 and then the following   more

HOUSE APPROVES LEGISLATION CREATING NEW TEEN DRIVING RESTRICTIONS
HARTFORD, Conn., April 10 -- Connecticut State Rep. Arthur J. O'Neill, R-69th District, issued the following news release: On Wednesday, April 9, the House of Representatives approved legislation supported by State Representative Arthur O'Neill, R-Southbury, that would create new restrictions for teen drivers. House Bill 5748, which Rep. O'Neill worked on as Ranking Member (House Republican Leader) of the Legislature's Judiciary Committee, was approved in a 109-33 vote. According to the N  more

HOUSE PASSES COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE BILL
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 20 -- Minnesota State Rep. Frank Moe, DFL-District 4A, issued the following news release: House Assistant Majority Leader Frank Moe (DFL-Bemidji) said the Minnesota House took a significant step today to make health care more affordable and accessible. By a vote of 86 to 45, the House passed the Health and Human Services bill. "Minnesotans have told us that health care is becoming more and more out of reach," said Moe, who serves on the Housing and Public Health Com  more

HOUSTON BUSINESSMAN SENTENCED FOR DEFRAUDING MEDICARE OF MILLIONS
HOUSTON, Dec. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Houston Field Office issued the following press release: Edem James Etuk, 55, the former owner of PMS Medical Equipment Distributors, has been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay restitution to the Medicare program for his role in defrauding the federal health care program of almost $4 million in a motorized wheelchair fraud scheme, acting United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. Unite  more

HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING, ALUMNI AFFAIRS
TROY, N.Y., Nov. 25 -- Hudson Valley Community College issued the following news release: Laurel Colasurdo, of Brunswick, a fundraising, event planning and alumni affairs professional, has been named director of annual giving and alumni affairs at Hudson Valley Community College. She brings nine years of event planning, alumni affairs and higher education management experience. Colasurdo will work with The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation to oversee the Foundation's annual fund,   more

HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HOST 'INSTANT ADMISSION DAYS' ON DEC. 10, 17
TROY, N.Y., Dec. 2 -- Hudson Valley Community College issued the following news release: Hudson Valley Community College will host two upcoming "Instant Admission Days" where prospective students can meet with admissions and financial aid counselors and be admitted to Hudson Valley on the spot. They will be Wednesday, Dec. 10, from noon to 5 p.m., at the college's Albany Extension Center at 175 Central Avenue, and Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Guenther Enrollment Servic  more

HUNDREDS ATTEND 14TH ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR
MONACA, Pa., Nov. 21 -- Pennsylvania State University-Beaver issued the following news release: Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff attended the 14th annual Health Fair held on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Student Union Building. The event is coordinated by Nurse Barbara McDanel, director of Health Services and disability coordinator/counselor.The Health Fair featured a wide variety of demonstrations, displays, free products and participants from the health care community, includ  more

HUNTSVILLE CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR NOV. 18 REGULAR MEETING
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 18 -- The city of Huntsville issued the following City Council agenda: AGENDA FOR THE HUNTSVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TO BE HELD N0VEMBER 20, 2008 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CALL TO ORDER. 1. INVOCATION. Reverend Dr. Jerry Crutcher, Pastor Little Indian Creek P.B. Church 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Regular Meeting held November 6, 2008. (Minutes Received) 4. RESOLUTIONS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS.   more

Husson College Becomes Husson University
BANGOR, Maine, Oct. 9 -- Husson College issued the following news release: This Saturday's ribbon cutting for Husson's rededicated entrance in honor of alum Woodrow W. Cross is both a valued recognition and a symbolic moment. Named for one of Husson's most senior and renowned alumni, "Cross Lane" will open its way to the flow of alumni, friends, and community as the ribbon is cut at 4:00 p.m. At the same time, Governor Baldacci will officially proclaim Saturday, October 11, 2009 as Husson Uni  more

INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP OFFICE HEADED BACK TO BEMIDJI
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 24 -- Minnesota State Rep. Frank Moe, DFL-District 4A, issued the following news release: Along with new investments in education and health care, the 2007 legislative session also resulted in good news for Minnesota's American Indian students. The E-12 Finance bill contains a provision that moves the state's American Indian Scholarship Office back to Bemidji. The office, which until recently was based in Bemidji, is currently at Department of Education Offices in Rosevil  more

INDIANA FIRE DEPARTMENTS RECEIVE $318,000 IN GRANTS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Minority Member Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., issued the following news release: U.S Sen. Dick Lugar's office was notified today that three Indiana fire departments will receive $318,429 in funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. AFG funds are utilized by the nation's firefighters to increase the effectiveness of firefighting and emergency response operations, and to   more

INDIANA'S SIXTH HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER ESTABLISHED IN COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS AT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Oct. 14 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (SWI-AHEC), the sixth health education center in Indiana since 2001, is a workforce development program to assure an adequate and diverse healthcare workforce in the future. The center is concerned with the development of future generations of health care professionals, accessibility of continuing education for health care professionals, and accessi  more

INDY PARKS & RECREATION AWARDED $350,000 GRANT FOR AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT IPS SITES 21ST CENTURY
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 26 -- The office of the Indianapolis Mayor issued the following press release: The City of Indianapolis announced today that Indy Parks & Recreation has been awarded a $350,000 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for the after-school programs at eight Indianapolis Public School sites. The grant will begin in January 2009 and will continue through May 2013. The sites are IPS 27, IPS 51, IPS 49, IPS 63, IPS 69, IPS 31, IPS 46 and IPS 82. "The grant highlights t  more

INFLUENZA CASES ON THE RISE; HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Feb. 7 -- Northern Arizona University issued the following news release: Northern Arizona University's Flagstaff campus is experiencing a surge in influenza cases among faculty, staff and students. According to Beth Applebee, director of Fronske Health Center, 306 influenza-like illnesses were reported to the Centers for Disease Control from Jan. 22 to Feb. 5, compared to nine cases reported during the same time last year. There has been a large increase in reported c  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ON DEC. 1: SOUTHEAST MAN FOUND GUILTY OF FATALLY STABBING WIFE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for District of Columbia issued the following press release: A jury of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia has found Steven Holman, a 48-year-old man from Southeast Washington, D.C., guilty of the murder of his wife in February 2008, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Taylor announced today. On November 21, 2008, after deliberating for approximately four hours, the jury found the defendant guilty of Second Degre  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ON NOV. 26: U.S., D.C. REACH $2 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH GRANT PARK CARE CENTER TO SETTLE ALLEGATIONS REGARDING FRAUDULENT BILLINGS TO MEDICARE & MEDICAID
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for District of Columbia issued the following press release: The United States and the District of Columbia have reached a $2 million settlement with the owners and operators of Grant Park Care Center (GPCC), a 296-bed skilled nursing facility located in the District of Columbia to settle allegations regarding fraudulent billings to Medicare and Medicaid between 1998 and 2007, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Taylor, the D  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MASSACHUSETTS ON DEC. 1: MEDQUIST TO PAY $6.6 MILLION TO RESOLVE CIVIL HEALTH CARE LIABILITY RELATING TO BILLING PRACTICES
BOSTON, Dec. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Massachusetts issued the following press release: Medical transcription service provider MedQuist Inc. has agreed to pay $6,600,000 to the United States to resolve civil liabilities under the False Claims Act in connection with their billing practices. United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, Gregory G. Katsas, Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, Jeffrey G. Hughes, Sp  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA ON MAY 21: ATLANTA HEDGE FUND MANAGER CONVICTED IN $150 MILLION FRAUD SCHEME
ATLANTA, May 21 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District of Georgia issued the following press release: After a two-week trial, a federal jury has returned a guilty verdict against KIRK WRIGHT, 37, of Marietta, Georgia, on charges of mail fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering, relating to the 2006 collapse of WRIGHT's Atlanta-based hedge fund company, International Management Associates ("IMA"). The jury found WRIGHT guilty on all counts.   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS ON DEC. 1: CONDELL HEALTH NETWORK, MEDICAL CENTER TO PAY $36 MILLION SETTLEMENT AFTER SELF-REPORTING POSSIBLE HEALTH-CARE FRAUD
CHICAGO, Dec. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District Of Illinois issued the following press release: Condell Health Network, parent corporation of Condell Medical Center, a 283-bed hospital in Libertyville - after voluntarily disclosing that it received improper Medicare and Medicaid payments - has agreed without litigation to pay the United States and the State of Illinois $36 million as a result of filing false claims for reimbursement, announ  more

INNOVATION TRANSFERS BENEFIT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: Fashion design that might one day be adapted to protect the Army? That is possible because of innovative work by a Cornell University student whose design has caught the eye of U.S. Army scientists. Designer Olivia Ong put together two ensembles using silver nanoparticles in 2007 to eliminate health threats from microbes. The garments also incorporate palladium nanoparticles designed to reduce the effects of air p  more

INSPIRING TEACHER IS COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS SPEAKER
EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 12 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: Billy Staples, a former educator who received national acclaim for his ability to reach troubled inner-city youth, will present the Bower-Suhrheinrich College of Education and Human Services Community of Scholars Lecture on Monday, April 14. Inspired by the film "Dead Poets Society," Staples left a corporate sales position to pursue a career in teaching. He eventually landed at Northeast Middle   more

Integration of Mental Health in Healthcare Reform
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law issued the following news release: The Bazelon Center has prepared a series of issue briefs on critical areas affecting the integration of mental health services in healthcare reform. You are encouraged to download, print and disseminate these Adobe PDF files: * Overview (http://www.bazelon.org/issues/healthreform/issuepapers/Overview.pdf) * Primary Care Providers' Role in Mental Health (http://www.bazelon.org/issues/health  more

INTERDEPARTMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE HOLDS 37TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANTS
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 18 -- The Arkansas Department of Education issued the following news release: The Embassy Suites Hotel was the setting November 7, 2008 for the 37th Annual Conference for Professional Assistants, sponsored by the Interdepartmental Relations Committee (IRC). The highlight of the Luncheon Session was the feature of the 2008 Professional Assistant of the Year, with Jodiane Tritt of the Health Department making the PowerPoint presentation. The 2007 Professional Assistan  more

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT PROSECUTOR SAYS SECURITY COUNCIL SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR 'UNITED ACTION' TO ENSURE EXECUTION OF SUDANESE PRESIDENT'S ARREST WARRANT
UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 3 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: With the International Criminal Court set to decide next month on whether to issue an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir on 10 charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo urged the Security Council to be prepared for "united and consistent action" to ensure the warrant's execution, should it be issued. Presenting his eighth report to the Council   more

IOWA SECOND IN NATION FOR HIGHEST AVERAGE ACT COMPOSITE SCORE
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 13 -- The Iowa Department of Education issued the following school leader update: Iowa students earned the second highest average ACT score in the nation in 2008, according to results released today by ACT. The average ACT score for Iowa students rose slightly by a 0.1 percentage point this year, for an average composite score of 22.4. Iowa has the second highest average composite score for states testing the majority of their graduating seniors. Last year, both Iow  more

IOWA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 4.4 PERCENT
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 21 -- Iowa Workforce Development issued the following news release: Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent in October from 4.2 percent in September. The statewide jobless rate was reported at 3.8 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate climbed to 6.5 percent in October, its highest level since 1994. "The impacts of the ongoing housing slowdown and a now-global financial crisis have resulted in a wave of recent layoffs," said Elisa  more

IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OFFERS MANY SERVICES FOR VETERANS
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Nov. 7 -- Iowa Workforce Development issued the following news release: From job search assistance to information about employment and training programs, Iowa Workforce Development offers many services for veterans. "We are pleased to serve the Iowa veterans who gave of themselves to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today," said Elisabeth Buck, Director of Iowa Workforce Development. Eligible veterans can receive assistance for a productive job search or gain acces  more

Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans Invited To Take Advantage Of Free Education
LISLE, Ill., Aug. 12 -- Benedictine University issued the following news release: In 2001, Benedictine University began offering a free education to police and fire personnel throughout Illinois. Today, more than 80 public service organizations are represented by the more than 400 police and fire personnel enrolled in Benedictine's First Responder Program (http://www.ben.edu/programs/first_responder/). On May 9, 2008, President William J. Carroll, Ph.D., announced that beginning in Fall 20  more

ISSA, CIRI Sign Science Agreement
LINCOLNWOOD, Ill., June 11 -- The International Sanitary Supply Association issued the following news release: ISSA and the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) have launched a joint project to develop a science-based cleaning standard for K-12 schools. The announcement was made during the CIRI Symposium, which is being held at the University of Maryland's Adelphi, MD, campus June 9-12. The project is part of a long-term partnership announced earlier this month for the cooperative d  more

ISSUES FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Aug. 11 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: Issues important to older adults and those who work with and care for them will be the focus of the first annual Mid-America Institute on Aging sponsored jointly by the University of Southern Indiana College of Health Professions and the Southwestern Indiana Regional Council on Aging. The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 13-14 in Carter Hall of the University Center at USI.  more

IWD AND DMACC TO OFFER CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATE
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 19 -- Iowa Workforce Development issued the following news release: There are a number of workforce challenges facing Iowa, including a shortage of potential employees with specific skill sets. In an effort to address this challenge in Central Iowa, Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) an Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) are partnering to provide Central Iowa job seekers an opportunity to attain a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). The CRC is an ACT WorkKeysï  more

IWD ANNOUNCES EXTENDED EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 26 -- Iowa Workforce Development issued the following news release: Director Elisabeth Buck announced today that notices will be mailed from Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) to Iowans who may be eligible for the extended emergency unemployment insurance benefits if their previous benefits are currently exhausted. Individuals who are still receiving their unemployment benefits will continue with their weekly reporting to receive the extension. Iowans who currently remain  more

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM EARNS ACCREDITATION THROUGH 2013
JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 19 -- Jackson State University issued the following news release: Jackson State University's Public Health Program in the School of Health Sciences has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for the five more years. This accreditation applies to both the master of public health and doctor of public health degrees, making Jackson State University's Doctorate of Public Health Program the only accredited program in the State of Mississippi. D  more

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY'S MARGARET WALKER ALEXANDER CENTER PRESENTS 16TH ANNUAL DINNER THEATER
JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 18 -- Jackson State University issued the following news release: Jackson State University's Margaret Walker Alexander National Research Center will honor longtime area physician Dr. Robert Smith at its 16th annual dinner theater. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 in the JSU Student Center Ballroom. Smith will be honored for his work to improve healthcare for the underprivileged in Hinds County and establishing the Central Mississippi Health Services  more

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY'S PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM EARNS ACCREDITATION THROUGH 2013
JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 21 -- Jackson State University issued the following news release: Jackson State University's Public Health Program in the School of Health Sciences has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for the five more years. This accreditation applies to both the master of public health and doctor of public health degrees, making Jackson State University's Doctorate of Public Health Program the only accredited program in the State of Mississippi. D  more

Jewish Women International Enters Second Decade of Women to Watch
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The Jewish Women International issued the following news release: After a decade honoring Jewish women's leadership with the Women to Watch awards, Jewish Women International (JWI) has chosen its 11th class of honorees - ten exceptional Jewish women from across the United States who will receive the 2008 Women to Watch award, JWI's prestigious national leadership award. "Women to Watch honors extraordinary leaders," says Loribeth Weinstein, executive director   more

Jill Lathan Joins Thomas Faculty as Director of Recreation and Intramurals
WATERVILLE, Maine, July 22 -- Thomas College issued the following news release: Jill Lathan joined the Thomas College faculty on July 14 as the director of recreation and intramural programs. Lathan brings over 18 years of experience to Thomas after working in athletic and recreational program development, curriculum development, sport camps, adventure-based programs, and clinical supervision and administration. Lathan has a B.S. degree in Theater and Film and an M.S.W. from the University  more

JOB PLACEMENT FIRM, OWNER, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER CHARGED WITH INSURANCE FRAUD
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 -- The Los Angeles County District Attorney issued the following news release: The owner of a professional job placement firm, his chief financial officer and the company itself were charged today with defrauding the state out of millions of dollars in workers compensation premiums, the District Attorney's office announced. Deputy District Attorney Anthony Colannino of the Health Care Fraud Division said estimated loss to the state was up to $20 million over nearly fou  more

JORHAT ADMN BANS ENTRY OF POULTRY FROM OUTSIDE
JORHAT, Dec 6 -- The location of two unprotected important bird areas (IBAs) in Jorhat district has raised the concern of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department here in view of the outbreak of bird flu in the State. Meanwhile, the Jorhat district administration has banned the entry of poultry from outside as a preventive measure. Official sources at the Jorhat Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department pointed out that a survey undertaken by the Mumbai-based Indian Bird Conservation Network  more

JOURNAL CITES ARTICLE BY BUSINESS FACULTY AS BEST IN 2007
NORFOLK, Va., April 21 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: An article written by Theresa Kirchner, Old Dominion University's Edward P. Markowski Professor of Decision Sciences, and John Ford, ODU professor of marketing, recently was chosen as the Best Article for the Year for 2007 by the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. The article, titled "Relationships Among Levels of Government Support, Marketing Activities and Financial Health   more

KAHN PARTICIPATES IN NATIONWIDE SUMMIT TARGETING CERVICAL CANCER ELIMINATION
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 25 -- Minnesota State Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-District 59B, issued the following news release: Rep. Phyllis Kahn (DFL - Minneapolis) was one of thirty-five state legislators from across the nation that participated in "Women in Government's" Fourth Annual HPV and Cervical Cancer Summit from November 20th to 22nd in Washington D.C., to build on previously established strategies for eliminating cervical cancer in the United States. The Summit is the largest cervical cancer   more

KANSAS CITY PLANT RECEIVES SAFETY ACCOLADES
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration issued the following newsletter: NNSA's Kansas City Plant (KCP) and its partners received an unprecedented list of safety accolades at this year's National Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association conference by winning the Legacy of Stars Award and four Star of Excellence Awards. The most recent award recognizes KCP's tradition of workplace safety. For the past 12 years, the plant ha  more

KEEP HEART CENTER OF GREATER WATERBURY OPEN TO AVOID PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
HARTFORD, Conn., July 22 -- Connecticut State Rep. Anthony J. D'Amelio, R-71st District, issued the following news release: The Heart Center of Greater Waterbury must be a permanent part of the region's health care community. The facility, which was approved as a three-year demonstration project in July 2004, was set to be closed down when its trial period came to an end last Saturday (July 19th). Fortunately for Greater Waterbury heart patients, the state Office of Health Care Access   more

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY EXPERT CAN DISCUSS AMERICANS' MENTAL HEALTH AND THE IMPACT OF MUMBAI ATTACK
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- Kent State University issued the following news release: While the attacks in Mumbai may seemingly take place half a world away, they are a real reminder that the threat from extremists is ever present. Additionally, feelings of helplessness, despair, fear and uncertainty, as well as death and destruction, are left in the wake of the terrorist attacks. In the coming weeks, when the region appears to return to a healthy level of functioning following the attacks, many  more

KENTWOOD WOMAN SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT FOR CHILDCARE PROGRAM FRAUD PROBE
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Field Office issued the following press release: JANICE FULTZ-GARDNER, age 46, a resident of Kentwood, LA, was sentenced yesterday by U. S. District Judge Lance M. Africk for her role in a conspiracy to defraud the United States, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. GARDNER was sentenced to serve twelve (12) months and one (1) day imprisonment, three (3) years of supervised release and has   more

KERRY-SPECTER BILL WOULD CREATE JOBS, STIMULUS, INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Republican Member Arlen Specter, R-Pa., issued the following news release: Today, Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) introduced a bill to create new jobs by updating the nation's crumbling infrastructure. The High-Speed Rail for America Act of 2008 would transform America's outdated and underfunded passenger rail system into a world class system. "We must continue to focus our energies on building and maintaining a  more

Key Issue Of Integration To Be Highlighted At Aids Conference
NEW YORK, July 17 -- The Guttmacher Institute has issued the following news release: A panel of experts with backgrounds in advocacy, policy, research and on-the-ground programs will combine their unique perspectives to discuss how sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, can strengthen and complement HIV prevention efforts. Special emphasis will be given to the importance of services that address the sexual and reproductive health needs of those living with HIV.   more

KIDS FROM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES PROCESS INFORMATION DIFFERENTLY TO WEALTHIER COUNTERPARTS
London, Dec. 06 -- (ANI): An American study has shown that the brains of kids belonging to low-income families process information differently to those of children from wealthier homes. Conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, the study involved 26 children in the age group of nine to ten years. Half of them were from low-income homes, while half from high-income families. The researchers used an electroencephalograph (EEG) to measure activity in the "prefrontal cortex" of the chi  more

Kure BeachOsteopathic Physician Elected as First Vice President of the American Osteopathic Association
CHICAGO, July 29 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Barbara E. Walker, D.O., of Kure Beach, N.C., was elected as first vice president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) during its recent annual business meeting in Chicago. Dr. Walker currently practices and teaches at Coastal Family Medicine in Wilmington, N.C., where she serves as director of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center's osteopathic family medicine residency program and dire  more

LAKE ERIE BI-NATIONAL PUBLIC FORUM
MAYVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 3 -- The Chautauqua County Executive issued the following press release: The Chautauqua County Planning Department, in cooperation with the Ohio Environmental Council, announces that the 2008 Lake Erie Bi-National Public Forum is coming to the Dunkirk Clarion Hotel and Conference Center on December 5th and 6th. The purpose of this public forum is to provide input on the Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP), which unites a network of stakeholders in actions to restore  more

Lamp Giveaway to High School Students Helps to Promote 'Clean Power'
NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 19 -- Newark Public Schools issued the following release: Students attending extra-curricular classes at the Marion A. Bolden Student Center in Newark will receive lamps fitted with energy saving bulbs as part of a campaign to educate young people about green energy. More than 100 lamps will be given away free-of-charge to high school students on Tuesday, November 25, at 4:00 p.m. at the Center, which is located at 230 Broadway. The event, entitled "The Hour for Clean  more

Law Professor Explores 'Supernatural Law' At Disputatio
MOSCOW, Idaho, Nov. 18 -- New Saint Andrews College issued the following news release: Thomas C. Folsom (left), an associate professor at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia, will be the featured speaker at New Saint Andrews College's weekly Disputatio on Friday, November 21. The 3 p.m. forum at the Nuart Theatre in downtown Moscow is free and open to the public. The title of Dr. Folsom's presentation is "Evaluating Supernatural Law: An Inquiry into the Health of Na  more

Law School, Health Center Welcome New Staff
VALPARAISO, Ind., Sept. 18 -- Valparaiso University issued the following news release: Valparaiso University's School of Law (http://www.valpo.edu/law) and Health Center (http://www.valpo.edu/health/) are welcoming new professionals to their staffs. Diann Lapin has been named executive director of admissions at the School of Law while Ann Smith joined the Health Center as a staff registered nurse. Lapin comes to Valparaiso after serving as assistant dean for admissions at Northwestern U  more

Lester Elementary Opens Walking Track
JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 3 -- The Jackson Public School District has issued the following news release: Students, staff, and supporters of Lester Elementary participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and parade to celebrate the opening of the school's new walking track. Held during Red Ribbon Week, the event featured students carrying signs promoting drug prevention and awarness, and health and wellness. Lester's PTA and adopters, Alta Woods United Methodist Church, helped raise funds for the n  more

Let Us Give Thanks And Continue To Commit Ourselves To Providing Help And Creating Hope
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 26 -- Catholic Charities USA issued the following news release: As our nation celebrates this Thanksgiving holiday, Catholic Charities USA President Father Larry Snyder issued this message to the nation and to the thousands of men and women who serve in Catholic Charities agencies across the country. "Let us reflect on the many blessings that thousands of Catholic Charities staff and volunteers bring to the collective work of all people of good will to reduce poverty   more

LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE BLOOD DRIVE WEEK IS THIS WEEK
LEWISTON, Idaho, Dec. 1 - Lewis-Clark State College issued the following news release: It's blood drive week at Lewis-Clark State as both the Inland Northwest Blood Center and the American Red Cross will hold blood drives on campus. The Inland Northwest Blood Center will set up on Thursday at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with its blood mobile outside the Student Union Building. The drive is sponsored by Student Health Services and nursing students with Inland Northwest Blood Center For more informati  more

LifeSmarts to Kick-off 15th Competition Year
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The National Consumers League issued the following news release: The National Consumers League announced the start of the 2008-2009 LifeSmarts season, with a new competition year beginning Sept. 15 at the program's online home, www.lifesmarts.org, along with a variety of new resources for state coordinators, mentors, and youth. LifeSmarts is an educational competition that tests middle school and high school students nationwide on real-life consumer issues through onli  more

Looking Out for Children, American Osteopathic Association Delegates Agree on the Need to 'Image Gently' and Bring Back Family Meal Time to Teach Healthy Eating Habits
CHICAGO, July 19 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Showing concern for the nation's youngsters, members of American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates voted on policies surrounding the effects of medical imaging and less time spent sitting down for family meals on children. While advances in imaging equipment have improved patient care, they have also resulted in significant increases of exposure to ionizing radiation. Acknowledging  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR AUG. 19
BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 19 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Please file adjustments for claims that may have been incorrectly paid. Only those products of the manufacturers which participate in the federal rebate program will be covered by the M  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR AUG. 26
BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 26 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO APPENDIX A: Table omitted the document can be viewed at: http://www.lamedicaid.com/RAMessages/08_26_08.htm Please file adjustments for claims   more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR AUG. 5
BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 5 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Please file adjustments for claims that may have been incorrectly paid. Only those products of the manufacturers which participate in the federal rebate program will be covered by the Me  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR JULY 15
BATON ROUGE, La., July 15 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Please file adjustments for claims that may have been incorrectly paid. Only those products of the manufacturers which participate in the federal rebate program will be covered by the M  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR JULY 22
BATON ROUGE, La., July 22 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Please file adjustments for claims that may have been incorrectly paid. Only those products of the manufacturers which participate in the federal rebate program will be covered by the M  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR JULY 29
BATON ROUGE, La., July 29 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Please file adjustments for claims that may have been incorrectly paid. Only those products of the manufacturers which participate in the federal rebate program will be covered by the M  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR JULY 8
BATON ROUGE, La., July 8 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT THE COVERAGE OF A DRUG PRODUCT, PLEASE CONTACT THE PBM HELP DESK AT 1-800-648-0790. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO APPENDIX A: Table omitted the document can be viewed at: PLEASE FILE ADJUSTMENTS FOR CLAIMS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY PAID. ONLY THOSE P  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR JUNE 30
BATON ROUGE, La., June 30 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT THE COVERAGE OF A DRUG PRODUCT, PLEASE CONTACT THE PBM HELP DESK AT 1-800-648-0790. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO APPENDIX A: Table omitted the document can be viewed at: http://www.lamedicaid.com/RAMessages/06_30_08.htm PLEASE FILE ADJUSTMENTS FOR CLAIMS  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR NOV. 10
BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 10 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Detailed FUL changes eff. 11/28/08 are posted on www.lamedicaid.com. Please file adjustments for claims that may have been incorrectly paid. Only those products of the manufacturers whi  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR NOV. 18
BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 18 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Please file adjustments for claims that may have been incorrectly paid. Only those products of the manufacturers which participate in the Federal Rebate Program will be covered by the Me  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR NOV. 4
BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 4 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Table omitted the document can be viewed at: http://www.lamedicaid.com/RAMessages/11_04_08.htm Please file adjustments for claims that may have been incorrectly paid. Only those produ  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR OCT. 14
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 14 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Please file adjustments for claims that may have been incorrectly paid. Only those products of the manufacturers which participate in the federal rebate program will be covered by the M  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR OCT. 21
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 21 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Please note the following changes to Appendix A: Table omitted the document can be viewed at: http://www.lamedicaid.com/RAMessages/10_21_08.htm Please file adjustments for claims   more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR OCT. 28
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 28 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Detailed FUL changes will be posted on www.lamedicaid.com with the next monthly update of appendix A. LMACS have been removed from products which are now provided by a single manufa  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR OCT. 7
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 7 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Please note the following changes to Appendix B: Table omitted the document can be viewed at: http://www.lamedicaid.com/RAMessages/10_07_08.htm Please file adjustments for claims t  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR SEPT. 16
BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 16 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Please file adjustments for claims that may have been incorrectly paid. Only those products of the manufacturers which participate in the federal rebate program will be covered by the   more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR SEPT. 23
BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 23 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Please note the following changes to Appendix B: Table omitted the document can be viewed at: http://www.lamedicaid.com/RAMessages/09_23_08.htm Please file adjustments for claims  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR SEPT. 30
BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 30 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. Please note the following changes to Appendix B: Table omitted the document can be viewed at: http://www.lamedicaid.com/RAMessages/09_30_08.htm Please file adjustments for claims  more

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS ISSUES REMITTANCE ADVICE MESSAGES FOR SEPT. 9
BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 9 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following remittance advice message: PHARMACY PROVIDERS, PLEASE NOTE!!! If you are unsure about the coverage of a drug product, please contact the PBM help desk at 1-800-648-0790. *Please note the detailed FUL changes are posted on www.lamedicaid.com PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO APPENDIX C: Table omitted the document can be viewed at: http://www.la  more

Loyola Hosts Dinner To Benefit Sickle Cell Disease Association Of America
BALTIMORE, Nov. 25 -- Loyola College issued the following news release: Loyola's Junior Class Assembly will host "A Cure This Christmas" to benefit the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 5 - 8 p.m. in McGuire Hall on the College's North Charles Street campus. The evening will include a Christmas buffet of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables and dessert; as well as holiday entertainment including a performance by Loyola's Chosen Generation   more

Loyola University Chicago & Health System Launch Public Phase Of Half-Billion Dollar Capital Campaign
CHICAGO, Sept. 19 -- The Loyola University Chicago issued the following news release: Building on 138 years of academic excellence and commitment to heath care in Chicago, on September 20, alumni and friends will celebrate the public launch of Loyola University Chicago's half-billion-dollar fundraising campaign at a kick-off event on Loyola's Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago. The campaign, "Partner: The Campaign for the Future of Loyola," will support both the University (LUC) and th  more

LT. GOV. LAWTON'S CERVICAL CANCER PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT WINS AWARD
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 24 -- The Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton issued the following news release: The Media Communications Association International announced that the Lt. Governor Lawton's public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention was selected for a WAVE (Web, Audio, Visual Excellence) Award in the Public Service category. The award-winning PSA was produced by Charter Communications. The 30-second announcement began airing on the Charter C  more

LT. GOV. O'BRIEN PRAISES PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS FOR REVITALIZATION EFFORTS
DENVER, Dec. 1 -- Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien, D-Colo., issued the following news release: Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien praised Colorado's public health leaders today for their efforts in revitalizing Colorado's public health system. Lt. Gov. O'Brien spoke today to the more than 300 participants attending a public health summit titled: From Vision to Action. The purpose of the two-day workshop is to bring together professionals from Colorado's public health system to define basic public health se  more

LT. GOV. PARKINSON LAUNCHES WEBSITE TO HELP KANSANS SAVE MONEY
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 26 -- Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson, D-Kan., issued the following news release: To help Kansans save money during the holidays and year-round, Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson launched today "Mark's Guide for Penny Pinchers," a website helping Kansans identify ways to do more with less. "Just as the State of Kansas is finding ways to cut back, we understand that people across the state are doing the same," Parkinson said. "This guide is just one way we can provide resources   more

LULAC Congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama On The Appointment Of Cecilia Munoz For White House Director Of Intergovernmental Affairs .
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The League of Latin American Citizens issued the following news release: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) commended the announcement of Cecilia Munoz to the position of Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. "Cecilia has been a national leader on the issues of importance to Latinos which include immigration and civil rights," said LULAC National President Rosa Rosales. "She is a strong advocate for the Hispanic community and th  more

MacMurray Volleyball Digs Pink
JACKSONVILLE, Ill., Oct. 13 -- MacMurray College issued the following news release: This week, MacMurray's theme to support breast cancer awareness will be "Dig Pink" during the volleyball match on Tuesday, October 14, at 7 p.m., against the Eureka College Red Devils in the Wall Gymnasium (off Hardin Avenue). Dig Pink attendees will watch the Lady Highlanders compete on the court while supporting breast health awareness by making a statement of wearing something PINK in the stands. "Breast  more

MAGNETIC NANOTAGS ALLOW SENSITIVE DETECTION OF CANCER BIOMARKERS
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Dec. 1 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following press release: The magnetic nanotag-based protein assay chip has a 200 microliter reaction well and is supported by an 84-pin ceramic base. Embedded in the bottom of the reaction well are 64 sensors in an 8-by-8 array. Credit: Osterfeld et al., PNAS. The detection of cancer-associated proteins, or biomarkers, in blood samples is a potentially powerful tool for early diagnosis of cancer and monitor  more

Maitland Osteopathic Physician Re-elected to the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees
CHICAGO, Aug. 1 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: William M. Silverman, D.O., of Maitland, Fla., was re-elected for his third three-year term to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees during the AOA's recent annual business meeting in Chicago. An AOA-board certified osteopathic family physician and fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), Dr. Silverman has been practicing at Lake Howell Family Me  more

MANSFIELD PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 17 MEETING
MANSFIELD, Conn., Nov. 17 -- The Mansfield Planning & Zoning Commission issued the following meeting minutes: Members present:: R. Favretti (Chairman), B. Gardner, J. Goodwin, R. Hall, K. Holt, P. Kochenburger, P. Plante, B. Pociask, B. Ryan Alternates present: M. Beal, G. Lewis, L. Lombard Staff present:: G. Padick, Director of Planning and C. Hirsch, Zoning Agent Chairman Favretti called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. If needed, alternates will be appointed to act in the followi  more

MAPLE SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCEPTS LT. GOV. LAWTON'S ENERGY STAR SCHOOL CHALLENGE
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 24 -- The Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton issued the following news release: Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton today announced that the Maple School District accepted the Lt. Governor's Energy Star School Challenge, a commitment to reduce energy consumption by ten percent. "School districts are true leaders when it comes to energy efficiency," Lawton said. "Tight budgets demand it. I am proud that the leaders of the Maple schools have accepted the challenge to be better ste  more

MASON CITY - IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DECEMBER CAREER WORKSHOPS
DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 1 -- Iowa Workforce Development issued the following news release: The Workforce Development Partnership is offering career planning workshops and services during December. All events are being held in Mason City at the local Workforce Development Center, 600 S. Pierce Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401 at no fee. Workshop dates and topics are: December 1-5: Workplace Essentials, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - This 5 day workshop will cover Assessment and Learning Styles, Emotion  more

MASSACHUSETTS BIOLOGIC LABORATORIES, MEDAREX ANNOUNCE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE ACHIEVED IN PHASE TWO TRIAL
JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass., Nov. 3 -- The University of Massachusetts Medical School issued the following press release: Medarex, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDX) and The Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories (MBL) of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) today announced that a Phase 2 trial of an anti-C. difficile antibody combination treatment in patients with C. difficile Associated Diarrhea (CDAD) successfully met its primary objective. The top-line results from the recently completed multi-ce  more

MASSBAY MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER EARNS PLAYER OF WEEK HONORS
WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., Dec. 3 -- Massachusetts Bay Community College issued the following news release: Boston native and 6-5 forward DeShawn Gibbons (Boston, Mass.) earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Player of the Week for Division III team during contests November 24-30. With his performance, MassBay improved to 8-2 on the season. Gibbons led No. 10 Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) to a 2-1 record over the week, scoring 64 points and grabbi  more

MASSBAY WELCOMES NURYS Z. CAMARGO WHO JOINS PRESIDENT'S STAFF AS HER SPECIAL ASSISTANT
WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., Dec. 2 -- Massachusetts Bay Community College issued the following news release: Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) President Carole Berotte Joseph announced the appointment of Nurys Z. Camargo. Ms. Camargo will serve as her Special Assistant and Policy Advisor. She began her duties December 1, 2008. Ms. Camargo joins MassBay from the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) where she was a National Urban Fellow. Ms. Camargo assisted the agency in red  more

MAYOR BALLARD TOURS NEWLY-CONSTRUCTED GREEN HOME PART OF GREEN HOME PROGRAM
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 25 -- The office of the Indianapolis Mayor issued the following press release: Mayor Greg Ballard toured one of two newly-constructed green homes on the near northeast side this morning. The Green HOME Program is part of a pilot project to build energy efficient homes with healthy indoor air quality. The homes (2820 N. Delaware and 2838 N. Washington Blvd.) are part of the Delaware Street Initiative, a multi-year revitalization project taken on by Mapleton-Fall Creek Dev  more

MAYOR DAVLIN ORDERS SPENDING CUTS
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 16 -- The City of Springfield issued the following news release: In anticipation of a projected $10+ million deficit to the city budget, Mayor Tim Davlin today announced a new round of spending reductions to help shore up the city's budget next fiscal year. City departments have been directed to eliminate the use of nonessential take-home vehicles by city employees, delay major equipment purchases, and to continue a strict review of filling vacant positions in this new  more

MAYOR SHEILA DIXON ANNOUNCES TARGETS FOR 2010 CITY BUDGET
BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 14 -- The city of Baltimore issued the following press release: Mayor Sheila Dixon announced the proactive steps being taken by the city to address a projected shortfall in the budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. The Mayor has asked department and agency directors to review their budgets to identify all available cost-savings measures. "The bottom line, as we see it today, is a $65 million gap between revenues and the costs of maintaining current services for the fiscal   more

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA UNVEILS LARGEST SOLAR POWER PLAN IN AMERICA
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 -- The office of the Los Angeles Mayor issued the following news release: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Council President Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Jan Perry and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power today unveiled Solar LA, the country's largest solar power plan, which will jumpstart the green economy in Los Angeles with the installation of 1.3 gigawatts of solar power. "It is time that we use our most abundant natural resource to create the electricity   more

McALLEN CARDIOLOGIST INDICTED FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation San Antonio Field Office issued the following press release: A federal grand jury in McAllen has indicted cardiologist Fabian Aurignac for health care fraud, acting United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. Aurignac, formerly of McAllen, was arrested today in Austin, Texas, where he was to appear before the Texas Medical Board for a hearing regarding the suspension of his medical license.   more

MCCAIN, OBAMA OUTLINE VIEWS ON AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 -- The U.S. Mission to the United Nations Agencies issued the following news release: The Republican and Democratic presidential candidates both say they support lowering farm payment limits and limiting such assistance to family farmers. Payment limits were a focal point of debates in Congress on the 2008 Farm Bill, passed in June over President Bush's veto. Yet Democrat Barak Obama voted for the 2008 Farm Bill, saying it had more good provisions such as support for   more

Media Stories Nov. 18 - 24
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 17 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news release: Story Ideas: Ardrey Kell High School named GRAMMY Signature Schools national finalist --- Ardrey Kell is among 150 high schools across the country and the only one in North Carolina named a finalist for the GRAMMY Signature Schools award. The program, sponsored by the Gibson Foundation, recognizes and honors public high school music programs based on either financial need or program excellence. The  more

Media Stories, Dec. 1 - 8
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 1 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news release: Monday, Dec. 1 Kick-off to the White House (Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Road) 5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Two Metro School students are part of the group of area youth traveling to Washington, D.C. later this week to participate in a holiday celebration for the troops. The trip is being sponsored by the Allegro Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that enhances the quality of life fo  more

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE BRINGS RELIEF TO VILLAGERS IN ARGHANDAB
KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: The rooms of an abandoned school once used to help children learn were recently used to help Afghans heal. Afghan National Security Forces and their U.S. Special Forces partners provided humanitarian assistance to the people of Arghandab District through a medical civic action program, Sept. 22. "We brought something to the area they just can't get, healthcare," said an Army surgeon with Combined Joint   more

Medicare Mental Health Parity Approved
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law issued the following news release: Congress voted quickly and overwhelmingly to override the President's veto, by 383-41 in the House and 70-26 in the Senate. The Medicare Improvements Act, with equal coverage of mental health services, becomes law. Just a few days after reconvening from the July recess, the Senate joined the House in passing the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (H.R. 6331) by a vet  more

MEETING AID GOALS CRITICAL AS PRIVATE CAPITAL FLOWS FALL
DOHA, Qatar, Nov. 29 -- The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development issued the following press release: The World Bank today called on the industrialized nations to keep up their aid flows to developing countries amid the economic downturn, one of the implications of which is an anticipated steep decline in private capital flows to developing countries. "Over the past year, many developing countries have already had to cope with high food and fuel prices, and are now faced wi  more

Mental Health Advocates Rejoice as Health Insurance Discrimination Ends
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law issued the following news release: The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law salutes Congress for passing mental health and addiction parity legislation. "After years of debate and discrimination, the door to equitable coverage of mental health services is open at last," said psychologist Robert Bernstein, the Center's executive director. The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 is  more

Mental Health Guide for College Students Explains Treatment Options and Legal Rights
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 -- The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law issued the following news release: Leadership-21, a group of young mental health leaders affiliated with the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, released today a guide for college and university students who experience mental health disorders to explain the treatment options and legal protections available to them. Campus Mental Health: Know Your Rights! is designed to inform students who want to seek help for mental illnes  more

MENTAL HEALTH SEMINAR OPEN TO PUBLIC
BRIDGETON, N.J., June 26 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Cumberland County Office on Aging & Disabled and SJ Healthcare are sponsoring a Mental Health Seminar on Wednesday July 16, 2008, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Millville Nutrition Site, 130 S. Second Street in Millville. The seminar speaker will be David Moore, Administrative Director of Mental Health Services at SJ Healthcare. His topic is "Recognizing and Understanding Depression." The seminar is open to   more

MERGER OF SOCIAL SERVICES INTO COUNTY GOVERNMENT NETS $1 MILLION SAVINGS
WOODBURY, N.J., Jan. 30 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: After the first full year of the move to merge the former Board of Social Services into a county division, Gloucester County has saved $1,028,777. The Freeholders unveiled a plan to consolidate the services in 2006, which went into full effect one year ago. Today they announced that that a savings of over $1 million were a result of several key factors including merging the Social Services employees with the Count  more

MH/MR/D&A DEPARTMENT CHANGES ITS NAME
NORRISTOWN, Pa., Nov. 26 -- Montgomery County issued the following news release: The Montgomery County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce its new name, a change undertaken to address the sensibilities of our clients and their families and to reflect the integration of services the department provides. Formerly known as the Mental Health/Mental Retardation/Drug & Alcohol department, the previous name was drawn from terminology used in the   more

MICROSOFT FOUNDER URGES 'CREATIVE CAPITALISM' TO FIGHT POVERTY
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Feb. 12 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: The man who helped make computers a part of modern life - and in the process became the world's richest person - is shifting his primary focus to dealing with the problems of the world's poor. Bill Gates, co-founder and chairman of Microsoft Inc., will give up day-to-day leadership of the company in July and turn his attention to piloting the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which he and his wife began   more

MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE AVIATION MAINTENANCE STUDENT JOEY TURNER EARNS BRONZE MEDAL IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
COCHRAN, Ga., July 10 -- The University System of Georgia of Middle Georgia College issued the following news release: Middle Georgia College (MGC) aviation maintenance technology (AMT) student Joey Turner of Augusta earned a bronze medal at the annual SkillsUSA Championships during the organization's National Leadership and Skills Conference. SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education. The group sponsors the SkillsUSA   more

MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM EXTENDS FEEDBACK DEADLINE FOR WOUNDED, ILL OR INJURED SERVICE MEMBERS, THEIR FAMILIES
ABERDEEN, Md., Nov. 26 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground released the following issue of APG News: Wounded, ill or injured service members and their Families now have until Nov. 28 to help Military Health System leadership better understand the needs and expectations of warriors in their care. The deadline for participating in the MHS questionnaires has been extended due to overwhelming response. The questionnaires-- one for wounded, ill or injured service members and one for Family members-- are  more

MIND OVER MATTER
NEW DELHI, India, Dec. 7 -- We keep being told to let our minds rule our bodies; that we should not let small aches and pains bother us. This is called the mind over matter concept and the theory goes that what we feel physically can be controlled mentally. But what is the mind? I find that concept very interesting. Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, E=M(C)2, is an equation with profound implications. The equation states that matter and energy is inter-convertible. That means matter can be  more

Ministry Fair to be Held
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Sept. 11 -- Taylor University Fort Wayne issued the following news release: TUFW is hosting a ministry fair Wednesday, September 17 from 10-11 a.m., during the campus's normal chapel time in Eicher Student Commons. The purpose of the fair is to get TUFW students connected with organizations in the community where they might serve, gaining meaningful community leadership experiences while studying at TUFW. "A number of students are already involved in the community thro  more

MOFFAT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 17 MEETING
CRAIG, Colo., Nov. 17 -- The Moffat County Board of Commissioners issued the following meeting minutes: In attendance: Tom Mathers, Chair; Tom Gray, Vice Chair; Saed Tayyara, Board Member; Lila Herod, Deputy Clerk; Lois Wymore. Commissioner Tayyara is absent. Call to Order Pledge/Moment of Silence Consent Agenda Gray made a motion to approve the consent agenda consisting of items: A) Approved DOLA contract amendment #4 for Moffat County Tower Sites. B) Signed and approved  more

MONITOR MAYHEM
NEW DELHI, India, Dec. 7 -- US President-elect Barack Obama keeps asking parents to turn off their TV sets, and with reason. A US National Institutes of Health review of 173 studies about the effects of media on children linked too much television, films, video games, magazines, music and the Internet to aggression, childhood obesity, early tobacco use and risky sexual behaviour. It's been established that media has a psychological impact on children's minds deep enough to shape attitudes and a  more

Monmouth College, Faith Church Hold U2Charist Communion Service
MONMOUTH, Ill., Sept. 26 -- Monmouth College issued the following news release: Monmouth's Faith United Presbyterian Church will host a U2Charist communion service on World Communion Sunday, Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. A number of Monmouth College music students and student chaplains will participate in the service, which will feature music by the rock band U2, devotion, scripture, prayer and holy communion. The service is open to the public. Faith United Presbyterian Church is located at 200 Sout  more

MOST PRODUCTIVE LEGISLATURE IN DECADES DELIVERS PROPERTY TAX RELIEF, HEALTH CARE REFORM, ADDITIONAL SCHOOL FUNDING AND BETTER TRANSPORTATION
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 21 -- Minnesota State Rep. Nora Slawik, DFL-District 55B, issued the following news release: Three months ago in this column, I predicted that the 2008 Legislature would be fast-paced and productive. I wrote that our focus would be on creating good jobs and a more secure infrastructure, a healthier environment and long-term economic competitiveness. But I couldn't have imagined that by the time we adjourned - on time for the second year in a row - that the list of accompl  more

Most Reverend Joseph M. Sullivan Receives Catholic Charities USA's 2008 Vision Award
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 25 -- Catholic Charities USA issued the following news release: In honor of his lifetime of devotion and service to the poor and vulnerable, Catholic Charities USA proudly presented its 2008 Vision Award to Most Reverend Joseph M. Sullivan, retired auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn. The annual Vision Award recognizes an individual whose life and work personifies Catholic Charities USA's vision for a moral, just, and compassionate society. A native of the Bay Br  more

MUSHROOM SEMINAR AT CUMBERLAND COUNTY EXTENSION EDUCATION CENTER NOV. 5-19
BRIDGETON, N.J., Oct. 22 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: A seminar featuring mushrooms of all types will be held on Wednesday, November 5, from 1-3 p.m. and repeated on Wednesday, November 19, from 7-9 p.m. at the Cumberland County Extension Education Center, 291 Morton Ave., Rosenhayn.The event is sponsored by the Family and Community Health Sciences Program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County. Topics include how to select, store and prepare mushroom  more

N.H. LEADERS TO WORK WITH OTHER STATES ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY
CONCORD, N.H., Nov. 25 -- The New Hampshire State Senate issued the following news release: Senate President Sylvia Larsen and Senate Majority Leader-elect Maggie Hassan participated today in a conference call with House and Senate leaders from around the country to discuss efforts to work with the federal government on an economic stimulus plan. "There was a consensus that state leaders should be partnering with the federal government in planning and initiating the economic recovery. We a  more

NACC NURSING STUDENTS ASSIST WITH FLU SHOT CLINICS
RAINSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 26 -- Northeast Alabama Community College issued the following news release: Northeast Alabama Community College Nursing students participated in the Flu Shot clinics provided by the Jackson County Legislative Delegation recently. Students did blood pressure checks and provided information on Cancer awareness while the Health Department administered the flu shots. For more information on the Nursing Program at NACC, contact Dr. Cindy Jones, Director of Nursing Educa  more

NASA AND USAID BRING EARTH-OBSERVATION BENEFITS TO AFRICA
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- NASA's Earth Observatory division issued the following press release: NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and their international partners cut the ribbon Friday in Nairobi, Kenya, for SERVIR-Africa. The SERVIR-Africa system integrates the satellite resources of the United States and other countries into a Web-based Earth information system. This effort puts previously inaccessible information into the hands of local scientists, government leaders  more

Nat'l Industry Executive, Chicago Civic Leader To Keynote Community Business Leaders Breakfast
CHICAGO, Oct. 8 -- Concordia University issued the following news release: Civic leader and national telecommunications industry executive Richard Notebaert will keynote Concordia University Chicago's Community Business Leaders Breakfast on Oct. 24. Hosted by the Concordia University Chicago College of Business, the semi-annual breakfast brings together business professionals from River Forest, Oak Park, Forest Park and surrounding communities to network and hear from regionally and nation  more

Nation's Leading Medical and Senior Advocacy Organizations Applaud Override of Presidential Veto to Protect Access to Health Care for Seniors and Military Families
CHICAGO, July 16 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Representatives of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Surgeons (ACS) and AARP showed their support of Congress' swift action to override a Presidential veto of the "Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act" (H.R. 6331) at a press conference this morning at the AOA's headquarters in Chicago. By enacting this legislation, lawm  more

National Consumers League Applauds Passage of Historic Product Safety Bill
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The National Consumers League issued the following news release: The National Consumers League commended the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate for passing "truly historic reforms in the way we deal with consumer products" - reforms the League's Executive Director, Sally Greenberg, said were "mere pipe dreams only a few years ago." First and foremost, "the bill will provide badly needed improvements that will help enormously in keeping kids safe," Greenber  more

NATIONAL FOUNDATION AWARDS $2 MILLION TO EXPAND GERIATRIC EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY-SCHOOL OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
STRATFORD, N.J., Dec. 1 -- University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, granted a competitive award of $2 million to the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, N.J., through the Foundation of UMDNJ, an affiliate of New Jersey Health Foundation. Forty-eight academic health centers across the country applied for the available grants t  more

NATIONAL HAND WASHING AWARENESS
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Dec. 2 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: This time of year, it seems almost everyone is either sick themselves or just getting over something. Where do all the germs come from? Other than the flu, which does not become active in the U.S. until December, most of our infections are self-inoculated. As children, we were told to cover our mouths and noses when we cough and sneeze. This puts the viruses into our hands. Then we touch things  more

National Organization for Women PAC Endorses Obama-Biden
MAYFIELD, Va., Sept. 16 -- The National Organization for Women issued the following statement: STATEMENT OF KIM GANDY Chair, National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) It is with great enthusiasm that I announce today, on behalf of the nation's oldest and largest women's rights organization, that the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) proudly endorses Sen. Barack Obama for President of the United States. It is no coincidence  more

NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM ANNOUNCED BY OBAMA
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: President-elect Obama has announced choices for his National Security Team, calling for "a new dawn of American leadership." Speaking in Chicago on December 1 with Vice President-elect Biden, Obama named Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as his choice for secretary of State asked Defense Secretary Robert Gates to stay on and chose former Marine General James Jones as his National Security adviser. Obama also annou  more

NATIONALLY KNOWN MEDICAL EDUCATOR APPOINTED ACTING VICE CHANCELLOR AND DEAN
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec. 1 -- The University of California at Riverside issued the following press release: Phyllis A. Guze, a nationally recognized leader in medical education, has been appointed Acting Vice Chancellor for Medical Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside. Guze has been serving as executive director of medical school planning at UCR for the past year, and holds an academic appointment as professor of clinical medicine in the UCL  more

NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED SEX EDUCATION EXPERT SPEAKS FEB. 1
NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 1 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Old Dominion University's events marking Sexual Responsibility Week will conclude this evening with a presentation by nationally-recognized sex educator Jay Friedman titled, "The J-Spot…A Sex Educator Tells All". Friedman will deliver a "sexual state of affairs" address on where we've been, where we are and where we are headed sexually - with the ultimate goal of helping everyone enjoy healthy relationships.  more

NCJW Applauds Connecticut Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The National Council of Jewish Women issued the following news release: National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) President Nancy Ratzan issued the following statement applauding the Connecticut Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage: "The people of Connecticut and civil rights advocates everywhere have a great victory to celebrate. The Connecticut Supreme Court's decision in Kerrigan & Mock, et al v. Department of Public Health affirms equal rights for all and re  more

NCJW Efforts on Ballot Initiatives Yield Mixed Results
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The National Council of Jewish Women issued the following news release: The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) President Nancy Ratzan expressed the organization's response to the outcome of state ballot initiative efforts: "Election 2008 was not just about candidates. Voters spoke out on several important ballot initiatives in states around the country, and in many of those states, NCJW advocates worked long and hard on those critical measures. Although all of th  more

NCJW President Nancy Ratzan's Op-Ed published by The Forward
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The National Council of Jewish Women issued the following news release: An op-ed entitled "To Engender Real Change, More Women Must Vote" written by NCJW President Nancy Ratzan was published online by The Forward. The article commemorates the anniversary of the Declaration of Sentiments at Seneca Falls, New York, by urging women to vote in order to secure the well being of women, children, and families. The text follows: One hundred and sixty years ago, an intrepid g  more

NCJW President Nancy Ratzan's Op-Ed Published by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The National Council of Jewish Women issued the following news release: An op-ed entitled "Save Wisconsin's Compassionate Care Law" by NCJW President Nancy Ratzan was published today by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in response to a proposed Department of Health and Human Services regulation. Ratzan warns that this regulation could negate Wisconsin's newly adopted compassionate care law by allowing health care professionals to opt out of providing information or servic  more

NCJW President Nancy Ratzan's Op-Ed Published by the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- The National Council of Jewish Women issued the following news release: The following op-ed was published by the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent. Written to coincide with the opening of the National Governor's Association annual meeting in Philadelphia, NCJW President Nancy Ratzan's article called on all governors to reject federal funding for abstinence-only education. Philadelphia played host to the National Governors Association's historic 100th annual meeting last w  more

NCL Challenges Myth that Some Alcoholic Beverages Are 'Safer' and 'Less Potent'
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- The National Consumers League issued the following news release: For the many Americans confused about the potency of different alcoholic beverages, one of the most respected national consumer organizations has this important message: it is a myth that beer and wine are not as strong as the typical cocktail. Standard serving sizes of all alcohol beverages -- beer, wine, and distilled spirits -- are equal in alcohol strength and their effect on the body. Because even   more

NCL to Teens: Avoid These Five Worst Summer Jobs
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- The National Consumers League issued the following news release: The National Consumers League (NCL) has issued its annual report for 2008 on the Five Worst Teen Jobs, with recent accidental deaths in agriculture keeping work in fields and processing at the top of the list for the second year running. Based on statistics from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a teen American worker is injured on the job every two minutes, and one teen dies from   more

NCL Welcomes John Breyault, Vice President, Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The National Consumers League issued the following news release: John Breyault, formerly of Amplify Public Affairs (APA) in Washington, DC, has joined the staff of the National Consumers League, where he has been named Vice President, Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud. At NCL, Breyault will advocate for stronger consumer protections before Congress and federal agencies and serve as director of NCL's Fraud Center (www.fraud.org). Additionally, Breyault will c  more

NEW 'ANTI-ANXIETY WORKBOOK' CO-AUTHORED BY UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON'S PSYCHOLOGIST PETER NORTON FOCUSED ON PROVIDING SELF-HELP THERAPIES FOR FEARS, DISORDERS
HOUSTON, Dec. 2 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Whether it's a fear of flying, worries over the economy, stage fright or nervousness in crowds, anxieties are a daily obstacle for millions of Americans. As director of the University of Houston's Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Peter Norton researches anxiety disorders and helps people overcome them. Now, his insight is presented in a new book focused on teaching people how to self-treat their anxieties and phobias.  more

New Addition to GMDC Executive Committee
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 19 -- The Global Market Development Center issued the following news release: Anthea Jones, Group Vice President of Center Store for BI-LO, LLC, has been a contributing member of GMDC's Board of Directors since 2006. Commenting on Mr. Jones's election to this key leadership role GMDC President/CEO David McConnell noted, "Anthea has been an important thought leader on the GMDC Board of Directors for a number of years and in assuming a role on our Executive Committ  more

New Alternative Options Program Opens in New Location; City Schools Central Office Once Again Home to a School
BALTIMORE, Sept. 25 -- Baltimore City Public Schools System issued the following news release: The opening of Success Academy in its new location at 200 E. North Ave. on Monday, September 29, 2008 underscores the expansion of Baltimore City Public Schools' (City Schools) alternative options program, and its commitment to creating school options for students that meet their unique academic and life needs. The opening also returns City Schools' headquarters building to its original purpose: as   more

NEW AND RENOVATED SCIENCE LABS ALLOW FOR EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES
CARNEYS POINT TOWNSHIP, N.J., Dec. 5 -- Salem Community College issued the following news release: An ambitious and visionary plan that was three years in the making came to fruition this fall when Salem Community College opened six state-of-the art science labs. The labs - four underwent large-scale renovations and two labs were created - support SCC's expanded science curricula, which now include new degree options in forensic science, health science and biotechnology as well as biology  more

NEW DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL AND DISABILITY SERVICES CREATED
WOODBURY, N.J., April 3 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: Charting a new path toward creating a comprehensive educational foundation that will increase regional planning and shared services, the Gloucester County Freeholders announced today that they will create a new Department of Education and Disability Services. The new Department will serve to encompass all educational services within the county including: Gloucester County College, Gloucester County Institute of  more

New DePaul University Graduate Degree Will Produce Economic Policy Problem-Solvers
CHICAGO, Oct. 22 -- The DePaul University issued the following news release: least one area - the market for economic analysts. Government agencies at all levels, corporate-government relations offices, trade and business development organizations and nonprofits need these problem-solvers more than ever before to help guide them through the economic uncertainty ahead. DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago is poised to help meet the demand through its new mas  more

NEW ECA-SPONSORED INITIATIVE OFFERS AFRICAN SCIENTISTS TRAINING IN U.S.
UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 -- The United Nations Economic and Social Council's Economic Commission for Africa issued the following news release: To strengthen the foundations of science and business development in Africa, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the US-based Research Triangle Institute (RTI) have established a program to help promising research reach the commercial market place. The new initiative, African Science to Business Challenge will solicit proposals in th  more

New Faculty In Law, Psychology And Humanities
VALPARAISO, Ind., July 10 -- Valparaiso University issued the following news release: Valparaiso University will welcome new faculty members this fall in its School of Law, interdisciplinary honors college (Christ College) and Department of Psychology. Joining the faculty are Peter Blum, assistant professor of law; Dr. Constance Deuschle, visiting assistant professor of psychology; and Jonathan MacFarlane, visiting assistant professor of humanities and political philosophy. Blum has tau  more

New Florida Tech Accountability Institute Earns $768,000 State Grant
MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 22 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Florida Tech has earned a $768,000 grant from the Florida State Department of Education for the university's recently-established Activity Based Total Accountability (ABTA) Institute. The ABTA concept, originated by Florida State Senator William J. Posey, is to provide and promote simplified accountability measures and cost/performance comparisons for effective decision making by government leaders.  more

New FMLA Regulations Offer Bad News for Workers, Good News for Military Families
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- The National Partnership for Women and Families issued the following statement: Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families "The U.S. Department of Labor's final regulations on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offer bad news for workers, but mostly good news for military families. We are delighted that military families will finally get some of the additional support they need and deserve. The National Partnership fought ha  more

NEW GREEN LAWS PROTECT OLD ORCHARD ECONOMY FOR FUTURE
AUGUSTA, Maine, Aug. 1 -- Maine State Rep. George W. Hogan, Sr., D-132nd District, issued the following news release: Despite being a coastal state, there are only a few places in Maine where you can wake up and take a walk on the beach at sunrise. It's one of the things I love the most about living in Old Orchard Beach, and our community has worked hard to keep the beach beautiful. A walk down the beach towards the pier includes the sight of a fenced-off area for the piping plovers. These  more

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ISSUES CALENDAR FOR DEC. 1
CONCORD, N.H., Dec. 1 -- The New Hampshire House of Representatives issued the following calendar: HOUSE CALENDAR MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE: As we begin the new biennium, I look forward to working with each of you and will call upon your talents and perspectives as we do the important work of the people of New Hampshire. I am working diligently on determining who will serve as chairs and vice chairs of the standing committees of the House, as well as with the caucus leaders on determining  more

New Horizons Band Celebrates 10 Years Of Making Music No Matter The Age
LISLE, Ill., Sept. 16 -- Benedictine University issued the following news release: The New Horizons Band of Benedictine University will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special concert at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 4 at Benedictine's Krasa Student Center. The performance is free and open to the public. The New Horizons concept was founded in 1991 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Its philosophy is that there is musical potential in every person at any age that can   more

NEW HOURS AT STUDENT HEALTH CENTER EFFECTIVE DEC. 10
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Dec. 2 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Effective Wednesday, December 10, the physicians' schedule at the Student Health Center will be as follows: Mondays and Fridays from 8-10 a.m.; Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. The gynecologist will be available on Tuesdays from 12:30-4:30 p.m. providing women's health. The physicians' last day for the Fall Semester will be Friday, December 19. Physician visits will resume on Friday, January 9, 2009,   more

NEW HOURS, LIGHTING PLANNED AT RECREATION CENTER
CARBONDALE, Ill., Jan. 2 -- Southern Illinois University issued the following news release: Extended hours and better, brighter exterior lighting will debut in early 2008 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Student Recreation Center. Due to student desires, the center will extend its hours Sunday through Thursday each week to 11:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 14. Previously a 10 p.m. closing time was in place. The center will be open Sunday 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday   more

New IABC Manual, Essentials of Employee Communication, Offers Tools for Effective Communication
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 -- The International Association of Business Communicators issued the following news release: The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has released Essentials of Employee Communication: Building Relationships That Create Business Success. Written by Tamara Gillis, Ed.D., ABC, and John Finney, this manual is designed as a start-to-finish solution for professionals executing or supervising employee communication initiatives. Essentials of Employee  more

NEW JERSEY COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES WILL ANNOUNCE PRENATAL CARE FINDINGS AT THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY ON NOV. 24
EWING, N.J., Nov. 20 -- College of New Jersey issued the following news release: The College of New Jersey will host the New Jersey Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, Heather Howard, along with two other panelists, Robyn D'Oria, Executive Director of the Maternal and Child Health Consortium and Susan Bakewell-Sachs, dean of TCNJ's School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science on Monday, November 24 at 2PM in the library auditorium. The visit is part of Commissioner Howard's "A H  more

New LSU Lab Takes Aim At Debilitating Parasite
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 5 -- La Sierra University issued the following press release: Like determined detectives, a La Sierra University biology professor and an undergraduate pre-medical student are bent on playing their part in helping defeat a health menace that plagues millions. Dr. Lee Greer and student researcher Liao Tzu Yi, known as Janice Liao, are using recently acquired DNA sequencing equipment in Greer's lab to tackle the job. Their mission: uncover population genetic data that  more

NEW MARCHANT BOOK DELVES INTO GENOMICS, REGULATION
TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 26 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Professor Gary Marchant, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, recently co-edited a book that examines a major new use for genomic research - setting environmental policy and regulation - which he and others believe will raise profound ethical, legal and policy challenges in society. Genomics and Environmental Regulation: Science, Ethics, and Law (The Johns Hopkins University Press) features chapters  more

New Master's Program at Rush Responds to Growing Demand For Nurses Who Have Greater Responsibilities in Clinical Care of Patients
CHICAGO, June 26 -- Rush University issued the following news release: Rush University College of Nursing has implemented a new master's degree program, the Generalist Entry Master's in Nursing or GEM program. The GEM program prepares students for generalist practice, while also providing them with clinical leadership education that is not available in bachelor's degree nursing programs. Rush is implementing the GEM program in response to the growing demands on nurses, who are taking on mo  more

NEW MEXICO CO-SPONSORS 30TH ANNUAL NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ABANDONED MINE LAND CONFERENCE
SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 23 -- The New Mexico Department of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources issued the following news release: Approximately 300 officials from state, federal and tribal governments from across the United States will gather in the Four Corners area next week to discuss the reclamation of abandoned mines. New Mexico and the states of Colorado, and Utah along with the Navajo Nation are the co-sponsors of the 30th Annual National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs Con  more

NEW MEXICO, TEXAS, COLORADO ALERTS BUS PASSENGERS TO TB CASE THAT TRAVELED IN AUGUST
SANTA FE, Colo., Dec. 1 -- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued the following news release: The New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas Departments of Health announced today that a person recently diagnosed with infectious tuberculosis (TB) in New Mexico traveled on an interstate commercial bus that originated from El Paso, Texas. The bus traveled through New Mexico to its final destination of Greeley, Colorado. It is important to know that only passengers who rode the b  more

New Piano Classes Offer Stress-free Learning for Older Adults
CHICAGO, Sept. 5 -- Concordia University issued the following news release: The Preparatory and Community Piano Program at Concordia University Chicago will begin offering Recreational Music Making (RMM) piano classes for older adults beginning October 1. Called "Making Music Together", the class provides beginning piano instruction in a stress-free, fun musical environment. About Recreational Music Making "Recreational Music Making (RMM) classes are very different from traditional, per  more

New Professors Join Bethany Faculty
LINDSBORG, Kan., Aug. 28 -- Bethany College issued the following news release: Bethany College welcomes two new full-time, tenure-track professors, Fidel Iglesias and Melissa Shyan-Norwalt; a new professor with a one-year appointment, Mark Bowdidge; and 12 new part-time instructors. Fidel Iglesias is associate professor of criminal justice. Prior to coming to Bethany, Iglesias had operated his own law office in Florida since 2004, specializing in immigration law. Iglesias himself immigr  more

NEW PROVIDER TO OFFER IMPROVED EFFICIENCY FOR MEDICAID TRANSPORTATION
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Dec. 3 -- The Duchess County Executive issued the following press release: Dutchess County Commissioner of Social Services Robert Allers has announced the county has contracted with a new provider to provide improved efficiency to clients and medical providers scheduling non-emergency Medicaid trips. Medical Answering Services (MAS), LLC will now provide 24 hour, seven day a week call taking service to book Non-Emergency Medicaid trips. "We are always looking for ways   more

New Report Documents 30-Year U.S. Trends In Abortion
NEW YORK, Sept. 23 -- The Guttmacher Institute has issued the following news release: The rate of abortion in the United States is at its lowest level since 1974, having declined 33% from a peak of 29 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 in 1980 to 20 per 1,000 in 2004. However, this overall trend masks large disparities in rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion across demographic subgroups, according to Trends in the Characteristics of Women Obtaining Abortions, 1974 to 2004. "The ana  more

New Staff, Faculty At Rockford
ROCKFORD, Ill., Sept. 12 -- Rockford College issued the following news release: Rockford College announces the following new hires: Michelle Griggs, director, Kobe- Regents Center for Global Education; Kelly Haugen, director of career services; David Marx, personal counselor in the Lang Center for Health, Wellness, and Counseling. The college also announced the following faculty appointments: Carrie Watters, assistant professor, art; Michael Perry, assistant professor, English; Rafal Krazek,   more

New Student Counselor at Bethany
LINDSBORG, Kan., Aug. 21 -- Bethany College issued the following news release: Bethany College welcomes Valoree Barrett as student counselor on campus. Barrett began August 20. As student counselor, she is responsible for providing personal counseling and mental health information to students through individual and group counseling, agency referrals, campus consultations, classroom presentations and campus programming. Barrett is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 31 years   more

New Study Shows Effects of Cleaning on Learning
LINCOLNWOOD, Ill., June 20 -- The International Sanitary Supply Association issued the following news release: A recent national study of college students has revealed a correlation between the cleanliness of a school's facilities and students' academic achievement. Entitled Cleanliness and Learning in Higher Education, the independent study was conducted through the Center for Facilities Research (CFaR) at APPA--the association promoting leadership in educational facilities--and co-sponso  more

New Survey Reveals Consumers Wary of Prescription Switches
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The National Consumers League issued the following news release: According to a new survey released by the National Consumers League (NCL) today, nearly three-quarters of prescription drug users would be very concerned if a drug they were prescribed was switched to another drug designed to treat the same condition without their doctor's knowledge. Even with their doctor's knowledge, one in five surveyed are concerned about the practice, known as therapeutic substitu  more

NFIB Statement: Baucus Health Overhaul Plan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- The National Federation of Independent Business issued the following news release: The National Federation of Independent Business supports the efforts of Congress to reform the nation's healthcare system. Todd Stottlemyer, president and CEO of NFIB, issued the following statement in response to Sen. Baucus' healthcare reform proposal: "NFIB believes it is critical for our leaders to address the growing healthcare cost crisis facing our nation's small businesses and  more

NIH AWARDS UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR GRANT FOR HEART HEALTH AWARENESS
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 5 -- The University of Texas at El Paso issued the following news release: The College of Health Sciences and Department of Health Promotion at The University of Texas at El Paso have been awarded nearly $2.7 million to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce cardiovascular disease in El Paso. The grant will help fund the project, "Can Community Health Workers Promote Lifestyle and Environment Changes to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Texas?" The project is known as HEART  more

NIH SUPPORTS COOPER'S MALARIA RESEARCH
NORFOLK, Va., April 10 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Roland Cooper, assistant professor of biological sciences at Old Dominion University, is one of three researchers who will share in a $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the drug resistance of Plasmodium falciparum, the lethal human malaria parasite. The principal investigator on the grant is Michael Ferdig of the University of Notre Dame. Cooper and Paul Roepe of Georgetown   more

NNU SGA Sponsors Nursing Home Gift Drive
NAMPA, Idaho, Nov. 17 -- Northwest Nazarene University issued the following news release: The annual Northwest Nazarene University Student Government Association (SGA) nursing home gift drive begins this week. Gifts collected will go to residents of Nampa Care Center and Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. NNU SGA Community Relations Coordinator Tony Napier compiled a gift "wish list" from Nampa nursing home residents for the drive. "This is a great opportunity to bring a little Christmas j  more

No Conspiracy Theories Needed: Higher Abortion Rates Among Women Of Color Reflect Higher Rates Of Unintended Pregnancy
NEW YORK, Aug. 13 -- The Guttmacher Institute has issued the following news release: Abortion rates among racial and ethnic minorities, especially blacks and Hispanics, are higher than rates among white women and are directly related to their higher rates of unintended pregnancy, according to a new Guttmacher policy analysis. The findings run counter to claims by antiabortion activists that high abortion rates among minorities are the result of supposed aggressive marketing by abortion pro  more

NO. 17 GYM DEVILS HOST NO. 20 WILDCATS
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 11 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: This Week - Put on your gold shirts, Devil fans, it's a Duel in the Desert. The No. 17 Gym Devils host in-state rival the No. 20 Arizona Wildcats this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena. Although 1-5, the Sun Devils have been consistently improving throughout the season. The Sun Devils, under 29th-year head coach John Spini, return six gymnasts to the squad. Although young, the Sun Devils look to comp  more

NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MEDICINE
GUWAHATI, Dec 6 -- Down Town Hospital Ltd. has been giving 'Award of Excellence in Medicine' for the last nine years in order to uplift the spirit of doctors and to encourage them to continue their dedicated service to the community in North-eastern region, according to a press release. Applications for nomination of candidates from various medical associations and NGOs of the North-eastern States for Award of Excellence in Medicine 2009 have been invited. The ideal nominee should be a doctor,  more

NOOR PUBLISHED IN NOV. 2007 'MECHANICAL ENGINEERING'
NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 1 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: The research of Ahmed K. Noor, director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Environments at ODU, was spotlighted in "Mechanical Engineering," a publication of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The article, entitled "Re-engineering Healthcare," is a blueprint for better health services by way of better communication, efficiency, streamlining unnecessary tasks, and next-generation technologi  more

NORTH CAROLINA COURT OF APPEALS ISSUES OPINION REGARDING A.B.W., A.F.W.
RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 2 -- The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued the following opinion: IN THE MATTER OF: A.B.W. & A.F.W. Catawba County Nos. 05 JA 88 05 JA 89 Appeal by respondent-mother from judgments entered 20 March 2008 by Judge Robert M. Brady in Catawba County District Court. Heard in the Court of Appeals 20 October 2008. Lauren Vaughan for Catawba County Department of Social Services, petitioner-appellee. Melanie Stewart Cranford for guardian ad litem-appellee.   more

NORTH CAROLINA COURT OF APPEALS ISSUES OPINION REGARDING A.N.J.-H., L.A.J.-H
RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 2 -- The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued the following opinion: IN THE MATTER OF: Gaston County A.N.J.-H. and Nos. 07 JT 353 L.A.J.-H., 07 JT 354 Minor Children. Appeal by petitioner from orders entered 4 April 2008 by Judge Michael K. Lands in Gaston County District Court. Heard in the Court of Appeals 3 November 2008. Elizabeth Myrick Boone for petitioner-appellant. Katherine Freeman for respondent-appellee mother. Pamela Newell Williams fo  more

NORTH CAROLINA COURT OF APPEALS ISSUES OPINION REGARDING L.H., OTHERS
RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 2 -- The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued the following opinion: IN THE MATTER OF: Buncombe County L.H., Nos. 93 J 27 A.B., 07 JA 323 S.W., 07 JA 324 Minor Children. Appeal by respondent mother from orders entered 11 April 2008 by Judge Marvin P. Pope, Jr. in Buncombe County District Court. Heard in the Court of Appeals 3 November 2008. Matthew J. Putnam for petitioner-appellee. Carol Ann Bauer for respondent-appellant. Jason Gast for guard  more

NORTH CAROLINA COURT OF APPEALS ISSUES OPINION REGARDING MARIE LANGLEY V. SUE-LYNN TEXTILES
RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 2 -- The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued the following opinion: MARIE LANGLEY, Employee, Plaintiff, v. From the North Carolina Industrial Commission SUE-LYNN TEXTILES, INC., I.C. No. 290443 Employer, OHIO CASUALTY GROUP, Carrier, and KEY RISK INSURANCE COMPANY, Carrier, Defendants. Appeal by plaintiff from judgment entered 16 October 2007 by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Heard in the Court of Appeals 25 August 2008. Cr  more

NORTH CAROLINA COURT OF APPEALS ISSUES OPINION REGARDING STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA V. ALLISON RAY GIONET
RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 2 -- The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued the following opinion: STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. Harnett County No. 07 CRS 55434 ALLISON RAY GIONET Appeal by Defendant from judgment entered 14 March 2008 by Judge James E. Hardin, Jr., in Harnett County Superior Court. Heard in the Court of Appeals 17 November 2008. Attorney General Roy Cooper, by Assistant Attorney General Seth P. Rosebrock, for the State. Lisa Skinner Lefler, for Defendant. ARROWOOD,  more

NORTH CAROLINA COURT OF APPEALS ISSUES OPINION REGARDING STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA V. WILLIAM JAMES SCHREIBER
RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 2 -- The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued the following opinion: STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. Guilford County No. 05 CRS 91905 05 CRS 93359 WILLIAM JAMES SCHREIBER Appeal by defendant from judgment entered 23 May 2007 by Judge James Edward Hardin, Jr., in Guilford County Superior Court. Heard in the Court of Appeals 10 September 2008. Attorney General Roy Cooper, by Assistant Attorney General Diane A. Reeves, for the State. Thomas R. Sallenger for def  more

NORTH CAROLINA STATE DEVELOPS MODEL TO PREDICT HOT SPOTS FOR MERCURY LEVELS IN FISH
DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 1 -- North Carolina State University issued the following press release: Mercury levels in fish are prompting widespread consumption advisories and uncertainty among consumers over which species are safe to eat. Now researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a model that will help scientists and regulators around the country predict which areas are likely to have fish with high mercury levels - a breakthrough that should help officials address public unce  more

NORTH DAKOTA OBSERVES WORLD AIDS DAY
BISMARCK, N.D., Nov. 28 -- The North Dakota Department of Health issued the following news release: In observance of World AIDS Day Dec. 1, the North Dakota Department of Health is urging people at risk for HIV/AIDS to get tested, according to Denise Larson, HIV prevention coordinator for the Department of Health. 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Established by the World Health Organization in 1988, World AIDS Day serves to further global awareness and focus prevention ef  more

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY FEEDLOT SCHOOL SET FOR JAN 27-28
FARGO, N.D., Dec. 5 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center will hold its annual North Dakota Feedlot School on Jan. 27-28. The intensive course is for cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers and persons interested in learning more about feedlot production, nutrition, waste management and marketing. Among the topics to be discussed are feeding programs, optimizin  more

North Dakota Votes to Keep Promise to Kids by Fully Funding Tobacco Prevention
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- The National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids issued the following news release: North Dakota voters on Tuesday delivered a victory for the state's kids and health by approving Measure 3, a state ballot initiative that will reduce smoking, save lives and lower health care costs by increasing funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Measure 3 will ensure that North Dakota keeps the promise of the 1998 state tobacco settlement to protect kids from tobacco addi  more

NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT, ARTHUR SCOTT, TO ADDRESS STUDENTS AT ESU UNDERGRADUATE SPRING COMMENCEMENT
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., May 2 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Dr. Arthur L. Scott, president of Northampton Community College, will be the keynote speaker for East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania's spring undergraduate graduation ceremony. The undergraduate commencement will be held Saturday, May 10 at 10:00 a.m. in Koehler Fieldhouse. Dr. Scott, who was named president of NCC in 2003 had previously served the college in several positions including:  more

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY HOSTING EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Jan. 9 -- Northern Arizona University issued the following news release: NAU faculty and staff are invited to a Feb. 6 employee development conference that will explore sustainability issues on a more individual level. "Sustaining Ourselves, Our Work, Our World" will feature a variety of personal and professional development sessions planned around three key themes: * Managing one's internal resources of health and strength * Finding ways to work more efficiently   more

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY TO OFFER DOMESTIC PARTNER TUITION ASSISTANCE
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Nov. 19 -- Northern Arizona University issued the following news release: NAU will offer tuition assistance for domestic partners of eligible NAU faculty and staff and their dependent children effective with the spring semester beginning in January. NAU's tuition assistance program only extends to classes taken at Northern Arizona University. This follows the state of Arizona's implementation of domestic partner coverage for health and life insurance benefits, available   more

NOTED STATISTICIAN TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREE AT DEC. 20 COMMENCEMENT
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Nov. 26 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Penn State will honor J. Stuart Hunter, a world-renowned innovator and one of the most influential industrial statisticians of the last 50 years, at one of three University Park fall commencement ceremonies to be held Saturday, Dec. 20. An estimated 14 associate degrees and 2,261 baccalaureate degrees will be conferred at two ceremonies at University Park, over which Penn State President Graha  more

NOW Foundation Celebrates Love Your Body Day on Oct. 15
MAYFIELD, Va., Oct. 15 -- The National Organization for Women issued the following news release: For over a decade now the National Organization for Women Foundation's Love Your Body campaign has countered the unrealistic beauty standards, gender stereotypes and sometimes harmful images imposed by media and advertisers with a simple but powerful message to women and girls -- Love Your Body. On October 15, we celebrate another year in our campaign to educate and encourage women and girls to sa  more

NRC EVENT NOTIFICATION REPORT FOR NOV. 28: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - THYROID SCAN ADMINISTERED TO WRONG PATIENT
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following notification received: General Information or Other Rep Org: NEVADA STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT Licensee: NEVADA PHYSICIANS IMAGING Region: 4 City: LAS VEGAS State: NV County: License #: 03-12-0514-01 Agreement: Y Docket: NRC Notified By: ADRIAN HOWE HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY 10 CFR Section: AGREEMENT STATE AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - THYROID SCAN ADMI  more

NRC EVENT NOTIFICATION REPORT FOR NOV. 28: STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following notification received: General Information or Other Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Licensee: GILES ENGINEERING Region: 4 City: DALLAS State: TX County: License #: 4919 Agreement: Y Docket: NRC Notified By: RAY JISHA HQ OPS Officer: JOE O'HARA Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY 10 CFR Section: AGREEMENT STATE STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE "While at the office, Site0  more

NRC'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON REACTOR SAFEGUARDS ISSUES LETTER REPORT REGARDING THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATION FOR WOLF CREEK GENERATING STATION, UNIT 1
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards issued the following letter report: The Honorable Dale E. Klein Chairman U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Washington, DC 20555-0001 SUBJECT: REPORT ON THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATION FOR THE WOLF CREEK GENERATING STATION, UNIT 1 Dear Chairman Klein: During the 555th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), September 4-5, 2008, we comp  more

NRC'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON REACTOR SAFEGUARDS ISSUES LETTER REPORT REGARDING THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATION FOR SHEARON HARRIS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, UNIT 1
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards issued the following letter report: The Honorable Dale E. Klein Chairman U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Washington, DC 20555-0001 SUBJECT: REPORT ON THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATION FOR THE SHEARON HARRIS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, UNIT 1 Dear Chairman Klein: During the 556th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, October 2-3, 2008, we completed   more

NRC'S ATOMIC SAFETY & LICENSING BOARD PANEL ISSUES ORDER REGARDING ENTERGY NUCLEAR OPERATIONS
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atomic Safety & Licensing Board Panel issued the following order: In the Matter of ENTERGY NUCLEAR OPERATIONS, INC. (Indian Point Nuclear Generating Units 2 and 3) Docket Nos. 50-247-LR and 50-286-LR ORDER (Scheduling Oral Argument on the Admissibility of Contentions) The Board has set the following schedule for the Oral Argument to be held at the Richard J. Daronco Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., White Pla  more

NSCLC Agenda: A Call to Action
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The National Senior Citizens Law Center issued the following news release: NSCLC urges the new Congress and new Administration to adopt an agenda that strengthens the critical health and income programs for low-income seniors and guarantees that the sickest, poorest and frailest among us can live in health and dignity, and that age is never a basis for discrimination. NSCLC Agenda: Programs Serving Low-Income Seniors Need Attention Now: http://www.nsclc.org/about-us/  more

NUHS a Historic Center for Kinesio Taping
LOMBARD, Ill., Aug. 21 -- National University of Health Sciences issued the following news release: Ever since members of the U.S. Women's Olympic Volleyball team caught the world's attention with strangely colored tape adorning their skin, the world has been buzzing about "Kinesio Taping." This cutting-edge sports medicine technique is not new to physicians at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in Lombard. For one reason, the inventor of Kinesio Taping, Dr. Kenzo Kase, is a 1974 g  more

NUHS Announces Partnership With St. Petersburg College To Offer DC Degree In Florida
LOMBARD, Ill., June 24 -- National University of Health Sciences issued the following news release: Drs. Carl Kuttler, President of St. Petersburg College (SPC) of Pinellas County, Florida, and James Winterstein, President of National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in Lombard, Illinois, signed a partnership agreement. Quality is the standard that unites SPC and NUHS in the recently signed partnership. True to its heritage, NUHS will not place emphasis upon numbers at its SPC program   more

NUHS Opens New Chicago Clinic On Historic Maxwell Street
LOMBARD, Ill., Aug. 8 -- National University of Health Sciences issued the following news release: National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) officials cut the ribbon at opening ceremonies for its new NUHS Whole Health Center-Chicago. The new 2,800 square-foot health and wellness center is located in the University Village Marketplace at 720 W. Maxwell Street near downtown Chicago. The new NUHS Whole Health Center in Chicago will offer Chiropractic, Oriental and Natural Medicine, Massag  more

NUMEROUS TOPICS DISCUSSED
MAYVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 17 -- The Chautauqua County Executive issued the following press release: A variety of topics regarding energy and the environment were covered Friday during the first day of Chautauqua County's inaugural Energy Conference and Expo. The following is a snapshot of some of the issues that came up during the panel discussions and within the Chautauqua Suites exhibition space, where dozens of businesses, government agencies, utilities and non-profit organizations are set   more

Nurse Advice Lines Help With Health Issues
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 14 -- The Tacoma Public Schools issued the following news release: A nurse advice line is like having your own nurse at home. Registered nurses help you understand health issues and treatment options, review specific questions to ask your providers, offer insights into current research on treatments and diagnostic procedures, and explain the risks and benefits of various options. While a nurse advisor usually cannot diagnose, prescribe or give medical advice, they do empow  more

NURSING HOME EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR ABUSING ELDERLY RESIDENT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 5 -- The office of the Florida Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced the arrest of a Broward County woman on charges she abused an elderly nursing home resident under her care. Karlene Brown was arrested this morning by law enforcement officers with the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Brown, 39, was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant by Bay Pointe Terrace, an assisted living facility in  more

Oak Mountain High School to Host 'The Challenges and Choices Community Drug Education Forum'
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 6 -- The Shelby County School District issued the following news release: Oak Mountain High School will host a drug education forum designed to help parents in Shelby County understand the challenges and pressures facing teens today due to drug use. The event will be held at the Oak Mountain High School Performing Arts Center on November 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. "We had some parents that requested that we do this," said Principal Jan Doyle. "Our goal with this   more

OB/GYN JOINS UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER
FARMINGTON, Conn., Nov. 28 -- The University of Connecticut Health Center issued the following news release: Stephanie Bowers, M.D., an obstetrician and gynecologist, is now seeing women of all ages at the UConn Health Partners office in East Hartford and the Charlotte Johnson Hollfelder Center for Women's Health at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. A Connecticut native, Bowers received her bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown. She attended the   more

Obama Crushes McCain in APS Student Mock Election
ATLANTA, Oct. 31 -- Atlanta Public Schools issued the following news release: More than 17,000 students in 70 Atlanta Public Schools participated in a national mock election Thursday, choosing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama over Republican rival John McCain by a margin of more than 17-to-1. Obama garnered 15,798 votes or 92 percent of ballots cast, compared with McCain's 910 votes or 5 percent. Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney won 99 votes, independent Ralph Nader won  more

OFFICE FOR DISABILITY SERVICES GETS NEW HOME
SEWELL, N.J., Oct. 14 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: In recognition of October as National Disability Awareness Month the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and staff from the Office of Disability Services cut the ribbon today to celebrate their official new home. The new Office is located at the GCIT Administrative Offices, 1340 Tanyard Road, Sewell 08080. The Department, which was consolidated from three different divisions into one, now consists of th  more

Oglethorpe President Schall Signed Amethyst Initiative
ATLANTA, Aug. 22 -- Oglethorpe University issued the following statement: I am one of over 100 college and university presidents who have signed to the Amethyst Initiative, a call for a national conversation on the issue of alcohol abuse among young men and women in this country. The amethyst stone is the symbol from ancient Greece for moderation and responsibility in regard to the consumption of alcohol as an alternative to the drunkenness and reckless decisions that mark the experience of s  more

OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN ACHIEVES ACCREDITATION
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 10 -- Oklahoma City Community College issued the following news release: Leading the state as the first two-year college to receive national recognition for Computer Aided Design (CAD), Oklahoma City Community College joins the likes of several, prestigious four-year universities. The CAD program at OCCC was recently honored by the Accreditation Bureau for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for exhibiting leadership and quality assurance in applied science and computing,  more

OKLAHOMA POISON CONTROL CENTER OFFERS THANKSGIVING DAY FOOD SAFETY TIPS
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 26 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Nothing ruins a Thanksgiving dinner faster than food poisoning. Common symptoms of food poisoning include stomachache, fever and vomiting. Proper handling and cooking of turkey and other foods can help prevent food poisoning. The Oklahoma Poison Control Center offers the following list of "dos and don'ts" to help keep the holiday safe: * Do defrost a frozen turkey by refrigeration  more

OKLAHOMA POISON CONTROL CENTER WARNS SNAKEBITE REACTIONS CAN BE MINIMAL TO LIFE-THREATENING
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 11 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: The Oklahoma Poison Control Center has received 116 calls this year involving snakebites. Poison centers nationwide receive about 7,000 calls each year for snakebites. Oklahoma has three varieties of poisonous snakes: copperhead, cottonmouth (also known as a water moccasin) and rattlesnake. This year, 43 percent of the snake bites reported to the poison center were inflicted by co  more

OKLAHOMA YOUTH WINS NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK POSTER CONTEST
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 20 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Two Oklahoma children received honors in the National Poison Prevention Week Council's annual poster contest. First grader Aubrey Brown of Maryetta School in Stilwell won first place in the contest for her work titled "I'm Not Lion! Lock Up Poisons." Aubrey's poster creatively illustrates the message to prevent poisonings by keeping potential poisons locked up. The winning poster wil  more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES TO HOST AMPUTEE WORKSHOP CONFERENCE
NORFOLK, Va., March 7 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Old Dominion University's College of Health Sciences will host a two-day workshop conference, "Improving Functional Outcomes for Amputees: A Collaborative Approach," Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk. Registration and continental breakfast begin Friday at 7:30 a.m. This unique two-day conference will bring together physicians, prosthetists, physical therapists,   more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY ESPER FACULTY MEMBER WINS NATA SERVICE AWARD
NORFOLK, Va., March 6 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Bonnie Van Lunen, associate professor of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation (ESPER) in Old Dominion University's Darden College of Education, will receive the National Athletic Trainer Association Service Award at the NATA national convention in June. The award recognizes NATA members for their contributions to the athletic training profession and the association. Although this is a   more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY FIELD HOCKEY TEAM WINS NATIONAL ACADEMIC AWARD
NORFOLK, Va., March 17 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: The Old Dominion University field hockey team was named a 2007 ZAG/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Team Award winner after compiling a 3.68 cumulative grade point average as a squad, the highest GPA among all Division I field hockey programs. Additionally, 18 members of the Lady Monarch team were named to the 2007 ZAG/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad, al  more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY STRONGLY REPRESENTED AT GRADUATE STUDENT FORUM 2008
NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 4 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Six graduate students at Old Dominion University presented their research at the statewide 2008 Graduate Student Research Forum in Richmond on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The ODU students were among about 70 presenters from 12 Virginia universities. The forum, which is sponsored by the Virginia Council of Graduate Schools, was held at the Library of Virginia. Guest attendees have academic, business and political intere  more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY TO AWARD FIVE HONORARY DEGEES AT SPRING COMMENCEMENT
NORFOLK, Va., April 28 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Old Dominion University will award five honorary degrees at its 108th commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 10, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. More than 1,900 students are expected to participate in two ceremonies - at 9 a.m. for the colleges of Business and Public Administration, Education and Sciences, and at 2 p.m. for the colleges of Arts and Letters, Engineering and Technology and Health Scien  more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY TO AWARD SEVEN HONORARY DEGREES AT SPRING COMMENCEMENT
NORFOLK, Va., April 30 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Old Dominion University will award seven honorary degrees at its 108th commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 10, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. More than 1,900 students are expected to participate in two ceremonies - at 9 a.m. for the colleges of Business and Public Administration, Education and Sciences, and at 2 p.m. for the colleges of Arts and Letters, Engineering and Technology and Health Scie  more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY'S ALPHA EPSILON DELTA CHAPTER WINS NATIONAL AWARDS
NORFOLK, Va., March 14 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: The Old Dominion University chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the national health pre-professional honor society, won three major awards, including one for being an Outstanding National Chapter, at the AED National Convention in Dallas March 6-8. "We took center stage at the awards gala," said Ralph Stevens, ODU associate professor of biological sciences, who is the chapter adviser. Stevens attended t  more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY'S JACKSON APPOINTED TO ATE COMMISSION
NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 21 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Joan M. Jackson, assistant professor of educational leadership and researcher for Programs for Research and Evaluation of Public Schools in Old Dominion University's Darden College of Education, has been appointed by Paul Pease, president of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), to join the Commission for the Education of the Whole Child. The appointment is for three years. "As a member of this commis  more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY'S SANCHEZ-HUCLES ON NPR PROGRAM MARCH 7
NORFOLK, Va., March 6 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Janis Sanchez-Hucles, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Old Dominion University, will be a guest on the National Public Radio show "News & Notes" Friday, March 7 at 1 p.m. A clinical psychologist whose research often involves ethnic minorities and women, Sanchez-Hucles will be interviewed about mental health issues in the African American community. Specific areas for discussion include  more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY'S SCHOOL OF NURSING HOSTS HEALTH FAIR
NORFOLK, Va., April 25 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: The Perinatal Community Health Clinical Group of Old Dominion University's School of Nursing, in partnership with the Office of Minority Health (OMH), will host a health fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Young Terrace Community Center in Norfolk. It is free and open to the public. The theme of the health fair was inspired by the OMH campaign "A Healthy Baby Begins with You." Women of ch  more

On the Go Van Targets the Next Generation
ROCK ISLAND, Ill., Sept. 10 -- Augustana College issued the following news release: Music filled the air as people gathered around a large vivid pink van in the Centennial parking lot at Augustana College Wednesday. Its mission: to engage the next generation in the fight against breast cancer. The visiting Susan G. Komen On The Go mobile crew brought interactive learning stations, flat-screen monitors, brochures and giveaways. More importantly, there were people to answer questions. Sha  more

Open Enrollment And Ways To Save
TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 31 -- The Tacoma Public Schools issued the following news release: Open enrollment for adding or changing district benefits will be held from Nov. 1-28. Open enrollment meetings will be held Nov. 5-18 The Sound Partnership (http://www0.tacoma.k12.wa.us/sound) will hold open enrollment meetings at various locations around the district to help staff members learn about 2009 benefit options and help with enrollment decisions. You must return your completed benefit enr  more

Open House Set For Graduate, Accelerated Programs At Rockford College
ROCKFORD, Ill., Oct. 20 -- Rockford College issued the following news release: Rockford College hosts an open house Thurs., Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Burpee Center for adults who would like to return to college to earn a master's degree in business or education or a bachelor's degree in management studies in an accelerated format. Those who attend will learn more about the college's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and the cohort-based bach  more

Open House Set For Graduate, Accelerated Programs At Rockford College
ROCKFORD, Ill., July 11 -- Rockford College issued the following news release: Rockford College hosts an open house Mon., Aug. 11, from 11:30 a.m. - noon and again from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in its Burpee Center for adults who would like to return to college to earn a master's degree in business or education or a bachelor's degree in management studies in an accelerated format. Those who attend will learn more about the college's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, Master of Arts in  more

OPEN HOUSE TO PRESENT VISION FOR PINE STREET PROJECT AT RIVERPOINT CAMPUS
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 2 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: The public is invited to learn about the vision for the Pine Street property on the Riverpoint Campus at an open house information session being held by Washington State University Spokane and partners NexCore Group, Arthritis Northwest, and the Downtown Spokane Partnership Wednesday, Dec. 3. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Academic Center at 600 N. Riverpoin  more

OPINION: TOM BRADY, ELECTIONS
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 18 -- Connecticut State Rep. John J. Ryan, R-141st District, issued the following news release: Leaves will be turning before we know it, the football season is well underway, and this is an excellent time to start talking about what the future holds for the next (long year) session of the General Assembly commencing on Jan. 7. For instance, all the hand-wringing about the need for universal health care and the inadequacy of Gov. Rell's Charter Oak Plan has quieted   more

Osteopathic Medical Profession Off to Las Vegas to Discuss Latest Developments in Health Care, Medical Research
CHICAGO, Sept. 26 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," is not always true, according to the nation's largest group of osteopathic physicians (D.O.s). Instead, "What Happens in Vegas … Reshapes the Nation's Health" is what the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) would like visitors to remember as it anticipates the start of its 113th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar, to be held Sunday, Oct. 26, through Th  more

Osteopathic Medical Profession to Vote on Policies Addressing Safer Use of Tasers by Law Enforcement and Suicide Risk Screening for College Students
CHICAGO, July 2 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Representatives of the nation's more than 61,000 osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) will convene July 18-19 for the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) Annual House of Delegates Meeting. More than 500 delegates representing osteopathic state medical associations, specialty societies, graduate physicians and students will vote on organizational policies surrounding issues such as adequate post-taser eme  more

Osteopathic Medical Students Partner with Las Vegas Museum to Offer Interactive Exhibit on Exercise and Nutrition for Children
CHICAGO, Oct. 24 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Future osteopathic physicians will be teaming up with the Lied Discovery Children's Museum** in Las Vegas to teach parents and their children about the dangers associated with obesity and the importance of nutrition and exercise. Through a multi-station, interactive display to be held at the museum on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1-3 p.m., members of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), which r  more

Osteopathic Physicians Offer Advice on Children's Nutrition and Exercise, Political Communications Expert Frank Luntz Offers Insight into 2008 Election Among Highlights at Osteopathic Medical Convention
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 25 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: The American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) 113th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar kicks off Sunday, Oct. 26, with the arrival of over 4,000 osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) from across the country. The convention will be held through Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino/Sands Expo Convention Center. The following are highlights of meeting events scheduled for Sunday and Monda  more

Osteopathic Physicians Offer Free Health Screenings to Las Vegas Community
CHICAGO, Oct. 7 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: As the U.S. economy continues to falter and unemployment rates rise, something as important as medical screenings becomes a luxury that many Americans cannot afford--despite the fact that early detection of many conditions increases the chances of preventing illness and staying healthy. A group of osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) will be helping to ease this burden by offering health screenings to adults   more

Osteopathic Physicians Prepare for Flu Pandemic
CHICAGO, Sept. 26 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Every fall season brings up concerns about influenza, including concerns about the possibility of another flu pandemic on the scale of the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak, which resulted in the deaths of 500,000 Americans and upwards of 20 million people worldwide. Osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) will learn more about how to prepare for a flu pandemic and use their hands to treat flu sufferers during "Avoidi  more

Osteopathic Physicians to Host Community Health Fair, Workshop to Prepare for Flu Pandemic
CHICAGO, Oct. 24 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: With so much health care information to fit into a short amount of time, several events will be held prior to the official kick-off of the American Osteopathic Association's 113th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar. The convention will be held Sunday, Oct. 26, through Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino/Sands Expo Convention Center. Events scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, inc  more

OZ HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION WANTS OFFICIAL STATUS FOR THIRD 'INTERSEX' GENDER
Melbourne, Dec. 06 -- (ANI): The Aussie Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission, which is the Federal Government's human rights arm, is looking into getting a new official status called "intersex" legalised. The new status would be equally recognized legally with the male and female gender, and it would enable people to change their gender on passports and driving licences even if they do not undergo surgery. But for transgender lobby groups, "intersex" is not a term that they are sati  more

Palm Bay Youth Wins 'The Many Faces of Autism' Art Contest
MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 6 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Eleven-year-old St. Joseph School student Aidan Leary of Palm Bay won the Florida Tech School of Psychology's "The Many Faces of Autism" art contest with a brightly colored painting. Leary's work has been reproduced on the cover of the university's 2008 Autism Conference brochure and on the conference Web site: http://research.fit.edu/autismconference. The contest, held during April, Autism Aware  more

Partnerships With COD, Waubonsee Give Teacher Candidates More 'Face Time' With Students
LISLE, Ill., Aug. 26 -- Benedictine University issued the following news release: The daughter of a nuclear engineer with a master's degree in environmental engineering, Daria Pennington nevertheless found little satisfaction in her career as an environmental consultant. "It wasn't fulfilling enough," she said. "I don't think I was cut out for the engineering field." Pennington found her calling after working as a substitute teacher at Aurora West High School last semester. But to reali  more

PATHOLOGIST GEHRS JOINS UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PHYSICIANS
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 26 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Pathologist Bradley Gehrs, M.D., has established his practice with OU Physicians. He is also an assistant professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Gehrs is board-certified in anatomic/clinical pathology and hematopathology (the branch of pathology dealing with diseases of the blood and the blood-producing organs). Gehrs has completed three clinical fellows  more

PEACE BEGINS AT HOME
DHAKA, Bangladesh, Nov. 24 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: The "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence" campaign runs from November 25 to December 10, 2008. The dates are not accidental: November 25 is the International Day Against Violence Against Women, and December 10 is International Human Rights Day. These 16 days are a bridge between thinking of gender violence as a "women's issue" and understanding it as a human rights concern that touches us all. D  more

Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Breaks Ground for Moran Critical Care Center
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 10 -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine issued the following news release: Ground has been officially broken for the state-of-the-art James M. Moran, Jr., Critical Care Center at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center, named in memory of Mrs. Elizabeth R. Moran's son James, who passed away in April 2008. Major funding for the center was provided by Mrs. Moran and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. "We are delighted to begin construction of the Georg  more

PET CARE-A-VAN COMING TO LOCATION NEAR YOU
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 25 -- The city of El Paso issued the following press release: The Pet Care-A-Van, a mobile surgical van providing free spay/neuter surgeries for pets, will continue to make its rounds in the community in December. The service is provided by the City of El Paso Department of Public Health's Animal Services Division, which is committed to promoting and protecting the health, safety and welfare of pets in El Paso. By having your dog or cat sterilized, you can help reduce   more

PHONE COUNSELING WORKS TO REINFORCE WEIGHT LOSS, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA STUDY FINDS
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 24 -- The University of Florida issued the following news release: Telephone counseling may be just as successful as face-to-face counseling in helping people maintain weight loss, report University of Florida researchers. The UF study is the first to demonstrate the effectiveness of telephone counseling for long-term management of obesity in rural communities. The findings appear in today's (Nov. 24) issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. In the study of women   more

PHOTO DISPLAY ON PESTICIDE USE SCHEDULED
FARGO, N.D., Dec. 5 -- North Dakota State University issued the following news release: The NDSU Reineke Visual Arts Gallery will feature "Growing Up Healthy," a powerful photographic exhibit based on a photo-voice research project exploring pesticide use in our communities. An opening reception and roundtable discussion are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. "As we move forward into a new age of environmental awareness, a greater understanding emerges about how where we   more

PILOT PROGRAM PROVIDING COLONOSCOPIES TO THE UNDERSERVED
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 1 -- The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued the following news release: An estimated 600 uninsured or underinsured Connecticut residents will be screened for colorectal cancer over the next year as part of a pilot program in which the University of Connecticut Health Center is a primary partner. "The colonoscopy is a major prevention tool, but not everyone has access," says Dr. Joseph C. Anderson, clinical director of the UConn Health Center's Colon Cancer  more

PITTS, MATTHEWS TO SPEAK AT COMMENCEMENT MAY 10
NORFOLK, Va., April 24 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Old Dominion graduates will receive words of wisdom from two nationally known figures, along with their diplomas, at spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 10, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Leonard Pitts Jr., nationally syndicated columnist with the Miami Herald, will address graduates from the colleges of Business and Public Administration, Education and Sciences at the 9 a.m. ceremony. Chri  more

PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 14 MEETING
ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 14 -- The Asheville Planning and Economic Development Committee issued the following meeting minutes: 2:00 p.m. Present: Councilwoman Robin Cape, Chair; Vice Mayor Jan Davis; Staff Members: Sam Powers, Gary Jackson, Shannon Tuch, Cathy Ball, Sasha Vrtunski, Downtown Master Plan Project Coordinator Guest: Joe Minicozzi The Planning and Economic Development Committee met on May 14, 2008 at 29 Haywood Street at 3:30pm. Chair Robin Cape called the meeting to order.   more

Play About Childbirth to be Performed at Trinity
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 15 -- Trinity College has issued the following news release: Students, childbirth leaders and the public at-large will join together to put the issue of childbirth choices for mothers center stage at Trinity College in Hartford. BOLD, which stands for Birth On Labor Day, is a global movement that was created to offer childbirth choices to women. Benefit performances of the play, Birth, by playwright and BOLD founder Karen Brody, will be Sept. 18 and 19 in the Austin Art  more

Pollution at Home Lurks Unrecognized, Instead Attributed to Large-scale Environmental Disasters
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- The American Sociological Association issued the following news release: Although Americans are becoming increasingly aware of toxic chemical exposure from everyday household products like bisphenol A in some baby bottles and lead in some toys, women do not readily connect typical household products with personal chemical exposure and related adverse health effects, according to research from the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. "People mo  more

POLLUTION COULD KILL AS MANY PEOPLE AS CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE COMING YEARS
London, Dec. 06 -- (ANI): New scientific evidence has emerged that has shown pollution is a bigger problem in terms of human health than previously thought, and can kill as many people as climate change in the coming years. According to a report in the Telegraph, the evidence has been gathered by Met Office experts in the UK, who say that pollution is just as important for the world to stop pollution, which is set to kill 800 more people every year by 2020 in the UK alone. Dr Vicky Pope, head   more

PORR NAMED SUPERINTENDENT OF MIDDLEBURG AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, EXTENSION CENTER
BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 19 -- The Virginia Department of Education's Cooperative Extension Service issued the following news release: Shea Porr of Charles Town, W.Va., has been named superintendent of the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MARE Center). The MARE Center is one of 13 agricultural research and Extension centers in Virginia and part of Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Porr brings an extensive knowledge of equine research and Extens  more

PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE GETS GRANTS FOR EXPANSION OF DISTANCE LEARNING OPTIONS
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 13 -- Portland Community College issued the following news release: The Grants Office at PCC announced the award of $99,294 to PCC from the Oregon Department of Community Colleges & Workforce Development. This grant will provide for the expansion of the exploratory distance learning course, "Intro to Today's Careers: Health" (CG 130H). The course is designed to raise awareness among high school students of the myriad options available to them for health care professions i  more

PORTS AUTHORITY, NEIGHBORHOODS ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS
CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 5 -- The South Carolina State Ports Authority issued the following news release: The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SPA) today joined community leaders near the site of the new Navy Base Terminal to announce the second installment in a ground-breaking $4-million community mitigation project. In a ceremony at Gethsemani Community Center in the Union Heights neighborhood, SPA President & CEO Bernard S. Groseclose Jr. presented a $300,000 check to North Charlesto  more

Predictive Health Symposium Links Molecular Studies with Population Health
ATLANTA, Dec. 2 -- Emory University issued the following news release: The fourth annual Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Symposium, Dec. 15-16, will highlight a new biomedical focus that integrates biology, behavior and environment, and emphasizes maintaining health rather than treating disease. The theme of the symposium is "Human Health: Molecules to Mankind." Major themes will include new ways of defining and measuring health, economic benefits of health promotion and disease preve  more

PRESCRIBED BURNS PLANNED FOR SOUTHERN MANZANOS
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec. 2 -- Bernalillo County issued the following press release: The Mountainair Ranger District is planning to implement a 378 acre prescribed burn on Thursday, December 4, 2008 and may continue with a 187 acre burn through the weekend, if conditions allow. These burns will take place along Forest Road 275 and the Forest Boundary in an area known to local residents as the "Beanfields" and just west of the Beanfields. Part of these areas have been previously treated with pre  more

President Bill Clinton to Headline Miami Dream Dinner for Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation issued the following news release: Leaders of the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc., announced today that former President Bill Clinton will receive the Foundation's "Humanitarian Award" and serve as the keynote speaker at a January 8, 2009 Miami Dream Dinner to raise funds for Memorial to be built on the National Mall. The dinner will take place at Fontainebleau Hotel and the Joh  more

PRESIDENT BUSH SPEAKS AT STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Jan. 29 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: THE PRESIDENT: Madam Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Seven years have passed since I first stood before you at this rostrum. In that time, our country has been tested in ways none of us could have imagined. We faced hard decisions about peace and war, rising competition in the world economy, and the health and welfare of our citizens. These issue  more

PRESIDENT DR. ROBERT O. KELLEY SPEAKS ON MISSION: TRANSFORMING GENERATIONS
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Nov. 19 -- University of North Dakota issued the following news release: Good Afternoon. Professor [Jon] Jackson, Members of the University Council, the UND community and guests: It is a great personal pleasure to present my first State of the University address to the UND community. Marcia and I have been warmly welcomed by all of you and, as a result, we have very quickly come to feel that we are an integral part of the University and all that UND represent  more

President Signs ADA Amendments Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law issued the following news release: The Bazelon Center commends the President and members of Congress in both parties for their overwhelming support for the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.. The legislation, signed today, expands the definition of disability in the Americans with Disabilities Act and makes it easier for people with disabilities to obtain protection against disability-based discrimination. "We are particularly grati  more

PRESIDENT SPEAKS ON STATE OF THE UNION
KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 28 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: THE PRESIDENT: Madam Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Seven years have passed since I first stood before you at this rostrum. In that time, our country has been tested in ways none of us could have imagined. We faced hard decisions about peace and war, rising competition in the world economy, and the health and welfare of our citizens. These issues   more

PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA SELECTS FEDERAL BUDGET DIRECTOR
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: President-elect Barack Obama announced his choices to run the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), selecting Peter Orszag as director and Robert Nabors as deputy director, and said his administration would be closely reviewing the federal budget to make it "more efficient and more effective at serving the American people." Speaking in Chicago on November 25, Obama said, "A nation's budget reflects its v  more

Prevention First Line of Defense in Preparing for Flu Pandemic
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 28 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: While it is unknown when the next flu pandemic will occur, one thing for certain is that the osteopathic medical profession will be prepared. A group of osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) learned more about how to prepare for a flu pandemic and use their hands to treat flu sufferers during "Avoiding Disaster: Osteopathic Approach to the Flu Pandemic." The workshop, hosted by the American Academy of Os  more

PRISM KICKS OFF AIDS AWARENESS WEEK STARTING ON OCT. 30
EWING, N.J., Oct. 29 -- College of New Jersey issued the following news release: The College of New Jersey's PRISM and the Center for Campus Wellness will be hosting Aids Awareness Week from November 2-9. Various events will be held throughout campus, including one or two events outside of the official week of Aids Awareness. The purpose of Aids Awareness Week is to bring the reality of HIV/AIDS closer to home and make it less remote. The week of events is designed to personalize the memor  more

Professor Appleyard And Family Prepare For Unique Olympic Experience
LOMBARD, Ill., July 17 -- National University of Health Sciences issued the following news release: The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are just around the corner and many are getting Olympic fever. However, one family is ready to launch its own gold medal experience. Meet Robert Appleyard, PhD, a resident of Lombard and faculty member at National University of Health Sciences. He will play a role in this year's Olympic games -- as an official judge! While attending Washington State Uni  more

Professor Dan Lloyd to Give Inaugural Brownell Lecture
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 16 -- Trinity College has issued the following news release: What: Dan Lloyd, recently named Brownell Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College, will present his inaugural lecture entitled "Music of the Hemispheres: Listening to the Polyphonic Brain." The images of the brain we usually see are colorful but static; in reality, the brain is a seething cauldron of rapidly changing energies. So, rather than looking at still pictures, during this lecture the audience will l  more

Professor Earns National Award
STANDISH, Maine, Aug. 15 -- St. Joseph's College of Maine issued the following news release: John R. Pratt, health administration professor at Saint Joseph's College in Standish, Maine, was honored with the 2008 Education Award by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). The annual award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to education in long-term care. Pratt, of Standish, teaches in the online Graduate & Professional Studies division at Saint  more

PROFESSOR HALL NAMED PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, PUBLIC HEALTH VICE CHAIR AT UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE-WICHITA
WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 25 - The University of Kansas School of Medicine issued the following news release: Ruth Wetta-Hall, RN, PhD, MPH, MSN, assistant professor, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, was named vice chair of the department at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita. Dr. Wetta-Hall will assume leadership and management functions of the department in the absence of the chair, Douglas D. Bradham, DrPH. The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita is nationally recognized as   more

PROFESSORS OFFER PREMARITAL WORKSHOP
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Dec. 5 -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news release: Family and consumer science professors Janis White and Paula Tripp will help bring engaged couples "twogether" and help them save money for their marriage license fee with a premarital workshop on Saturday (Dec. 13). The free workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kats for Christ, at 1705 Ave. J on the SHSU campus. Lunch is also provided during the event. "Twogether in Texas," a state in  more

PROGRAM HELPS BOLSTER 'RESILIENCE' OF MILITARY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
HEIDELBERG, Germany, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Three years ago Landstuhl Regional Medical Center developed the Combat and Operational Stress Reaction Staff Resiliency (COSR/SR) program to address the trauma and loss of empathy health care providers face as a result of combat and operational stress. The Army's new Provider Resilience Training program is designed to further that care. "(Combat and operational stress) is part of the spectrum of emotional and s  more

Proposal Writing Workshops Set At Rockford College
ROCKFORD, Ill., Sept. 3 -- Rockford College issued the following news release: A series of six proposal writing workshops sponsored by the Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) will be held at Rockford College on select Tuesdays this fall. Each session runs from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and participants can attend individual workshops or the entire series. Session topics are as follows: Grant Readiness: Tues., Sept. 16, Faculty Dining Room, 2nd floor Burpee Center Res  more

PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Jan. 24 -- Northern Arizona University issued the following news release: Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit proposals for projects that support sustainability at Northern Arizona University or in the region. The Hooper Student Fund Committee and the Center for Sustainable Environments will select as many as five sustainability projects to receive up to $2,500 each to be put into action. On-campus projects should relate to the NAU Campus Sustai  more

Proposed HHS Regulation Threatens Health-Care Access, Says NCJW
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- The National Council of Jewish Women issued the following news release: The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today denounced a regulation proposed by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would require as many as 584,000 providers of health care to certify that they allow their employees to refuse to participate in providing any health services, referral, or even information that violates their moral or religious beliefs. NCJW President Nancy   more

PROTEOMICS STUDY YIELDS CLUES AS TO HOW TUBERCULOSIS MIGHT BE THWARTING IMMUNE SYSTEM
BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Berkeley National Laboratory issued the following press release: A link between the immune system and the self-cleaning system by which biological cells rid themselves of obsolete or toxic parts may one day yield new weapons in the fight against tuberculosis and other deadly infectious diseases. Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered proteins residing  more

PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL APPROVES ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 7 -- The city council of Providence issued the following press release: Last night, the Providence City Council voted to approve an ordinance proposed by Ward One Councilman Seth Yurdin creating the position of a City Energy and Sustainability Manager. This position, which was introduced by Councilman Yurdin in September and recommended in the Mayor's Greenprint Providence report last week, will be charged with developing plans to reduce the City's energy consumption a  more

Providence High Wins National Debate Championship
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 14 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news release: Four students from Providence High School debated against some of the best high schools in the nation to capture first place in the biomedical debate competition at the 2008 National Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Health Occupation Students of America, the competition featured dozens of debate teams dueling against each other in a three-day competition held this past summer at the Adam's Mark Ho  more

PROVIDER UPDATE, JULY/AUGUST 2008
BATON ROUGE, La., July 1 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following provider update: The Department of Health and Hospitals started enrolling children in the LaCHIP Affordable Plan on May 19, 2008. In just over 6 weeks, 622 Louisiana children had been approved for this new program. The LaCHIP Affordable Plan is offered to families with income that exceeds the limits for the no cost LaCHIP program. Children may enroll in the prog  more

PROVIDER UPDATE, MAY/JUNE 2008
BATON ROUGE, La., May 1 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals's Medicaid Provider Support Center issued the following provider update: Louisiana Medicaid DHH Health Coverage and SCHIP The Department of Health and Hospitals has expanded coverage of its Louisiana Children's Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP) to include non-Medicaid benefactors whose services will be administered through the state Office of Group Benefits (OGB). The new program, LaCHIP Affordable Plan, is not a M  more

Psychology Prof Explores Relationships With God
VALPARAISO, Ind., July 31 -- Valparaiso University issued the following news release: Recently-published research by a Valparaiso University psychology professor offers pastors, psychologists and others new insights regarding the links between spiritual and interpersonal relationships. Dr. David Simpson, whose research efforts have focused on the connections between religious faith and psychology, reported his findings in "Understanding the role of relational factors in Christian spiritual  more

Psychology Researcher Seeks Survey Respondents Who Are Female Military Veterans
MELBOURNE, Fla., July 22 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Florida Tech clinical psychology graduate student Lacy Allen, M.S., is conducting research on female combat veterans through an online survey. The survey may be completed by females on active duty or inactive and takes about 30 to 35 minutes. "The primary purpose of my study is to examine the effects combat trauma and military sexual trauma have on female veterans. The overall goal is raising aw  more

PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS, OFFICES TO OBSERVE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 25 -- The city of El Paso issued the following press release: The clinics and offices of the City of El Paso Department of Public Health will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Department of Public Health clinics and offices will reopen on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008. The Animal Shelter will resume normal operating hours on Saturday, Nov. 29. Although the Animal Shelter will be closed on Thursday and Friday, field officers fo  more

PUBLIC HEALTH URGES RESIDENTS TO GET VACCINATED AGAINST FLU
PHOENIX, Nov. 26 -- Maricopa County issued the following press release: American Lung Association of Arizona, Phoenix Fire and Maricopa County Public Health Urge Residents to Get Vaccinated Against the Flu Fire Chief Bob Khan and County Health Director, Dr. Bob England Encourage all Families to Get Immunized During Free Influenza Immunization Clinic at Madison Number One Middle School PHOENIX (November 19, 2008) - On the heels of today's announcement that Arizona has its first lab-confi  more

Public Justice Joins U.S. Supreme Court Battle against Pharmaceutical Companies' Bid for Complete Immunity from Failure-to-Warn Laws
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Trial Lawyers for Public Justice issued the following news release: Arguing that FDA approval should not exempt drug manufacturers from liability for inadequate drug labels, Public Justice has joined a high-profile case before the U.S. Supreme Court that will decide whether federal law preempts failure-to-warn claims for prescription drugs. Public Justice's amicus brief in Wyeth v. Levine was filed August 14th on behalf of 10 current and former editors and contributi  more

Publicly Funded Family Planning Clinics Are An Essential Source Of Care For Millions Of Americans
NEW YORK, Aug. 13 -- The Guttmacher Institute has issued the following news release: Publicly funded family planning clinics are a critical source of reproductive health care in the United States. One in four American women who obtained contraceptive services in 2002 did so at a publicly funded family planning clinic, according to a new Guttmacher Institute analysis in the American Journal of Public Health. Women also rely on these clinics for a range of other important services: One in three  more

Publicly Funded Family Planning Clinics Prevent 1.4 Million Unintended Pregnancies Each Year, Save $4.3 Billion In Public Funds
NEW YORK, July 31 -- The Guttmacher Institute has issued the following news release: Publicly funded family planning clinics provide contraceptive services to approximately seven million women each year. Without these services, the annual number of unintended pregnancies and abortions in the United States would be almost 50% higher. In other words, 1.4 million unintended pregnancies and 600,000 abortions are averted each year because of these services, according to a new Guttmacher Institute   more

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER OSHINSKY TO VISIT THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
EWING, N.J., Nov. 3 -- College of New Jersey issued the following news release: Dr. David Oshinksy, winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in History for his book Polio: An American Story, will visit The College of New Jersey on November 6 as the lead-off speaker in the Public Health Communication Speaker Series. This series is the result of student efforts to gain recognition for a Public Health Communication Club on campus. Oshinsky's talk will take place at 7PM in SCP 101. Oshinsky's lecture  more

Put to the Test, Woodland Students Garner Top Health Scores
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 24 -- The Kansas City Missouri School District has issued the following news release: It seems as if everybody's talking about PE4Life, the "health club in a school" that combines dance pads, rock climbing walls and nutrition programs for the family. But does it really work? In 2004, Woodland Elementary became Kansas City's first urban elementary school to participate in the PE4Life program, which provides active physical education for 45 minutes each day. Thirty-s  more

RABID RACCOON DISCOVERED IN GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., March 14 -- Atlantic County issued the following press release: Atlantic County Health Officer Patricia Diamond has confirmed that a raccoon collected from a residential property on Fawn Lane in Galloway Township has tested positive for rabies. An investigation by county health officials indicates that there may have been one possible human exposure and as many as four possible animal exposures. The dead raccoon was discovered by the homeowner on March 9, and was handl  more

RADIOLOGIST JOINS UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PHYSICIANS
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 26 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Radiologist Dennis K. Bielecki,, M.D., has established his medical practice at OU Physicians. He is also an assistant professor of radiology for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Previously, Bielecki had been on the musculoskeletal imaging junior faculty of the OU College of Medicine while completing his residency in nuclear medicine. He came to the OU College of Med  more

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATOR HONORED BY WALDEN UNIVERSITY
NORTH BRANCH, N.J., Sept. 26 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: Dr. Sourri Baetjer, assistant dean, Allied Health, of Raritan Valley Community College's (RVCC) Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division, has received the 2008 Outstanding Alumni Award from Walden University. The Bridgewater resident's nomination was based on her demonstrated commitment to excellence in academics and her passion for engaging in positive social change initiatives. "Dr  more

RAVI SHANKAR PLAYS PEACEMAKER FOR NORTH EAST
ITANAGAR, Dec 6 -- The world renowned spiritual leader and founder of Art of Living, Ravi Shankar has a novel formula for the insurgency-ravaged North East. He offered to play a peacemaker with the insurgent groups active in the region. "North East has seen enough of blood bath over several decades, but nothing should rob its people from their right to live in peace. We, at the Art of Living, are making serious efforts to reach out to the militants with a caring heart to encourage them shun gun  more

RE-RELEASE OF SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR
BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 26 -- Boulder County issued the following news release: TO: Boulder County Area Media FROM: Cmdr. Phil West #303-441-3621 RE: Notification of Re-release of Sexually Violent Predator Joseph Michael Raymond, 24 years of age, a white male, 6'2", 196#, with brown hair and green eyes, who has been designated a Sexually Violent Predator by the Sex Offender Management Board of the Division of Criminal Justice of the Colorado Department of Public Safety, has been placed   more

RECEPTION PLANNED BY GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION
NORFOLK, Va., March 4 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) at Old Dominion University, which is trying this semester to increase its membership, will have a "meet and greet" reception at 5 p.m. March 20 in the Rectors Room of Webb University Center. "We are trying to solidify our existence," said Brittany Anderson, a doctoral student in human factors psychology who became GSO president early this year. "Building membership is  more

Recipient Of Scholarship For Women Of Italian-American Descent Named
LISLE, Ill., July 2 -- Benedictine University issued the following news release: Marianne Iannotta of Lisle, who is pursuing a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree at Benedictine University, has been awarded the Christine Frances Rocco Memorial Endowed Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year. Ms. Rocco was a graduate of Illinois Benedictine College (now Benedictine University) and this scholarship, established by her family, is helping women of Italian-American descent complete thei  more

Record Number Of New Students Ready To Meet Challenge At Benedictine
LISLE, Ill., Sept. 19 -- Benedictine University issued the following news release: Benedictine University has enrolled a record freshman class for the fourth consecutive year. Four hundred twenty-seven freshmen began fall classes at Benedictine University, compared to 403 who started the fall term one year ago and the 261 who started the fall term as recently as 1999. Seventeen percent, or 75 members of this year's freshmen class, ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduatin  more

Recovering the Story: Filmmaker Documents Journey of Great Trek Mennonites, Descendants
NORTH NEWTON, Kan., Sept. 24 -- Bethel College issued the following news release: It began with graduate studies, curiosity about an old family diary and every journalist's unceasing quest for "a good story." Walter Ratliff, Herndon, Va., works as content manager for Associated Press Television. Among his credentials are helping to produce a documentary for German TV on religion in American life, producing a documentary on Christian-Muslim violence in northern Nigeria, producing a series o  more

RECREATION CENTER CAN HELP MEET FITNESS NEEDS
CARBONDALE, Ill., Jan. 10 -- Southern Illinois University issued the following news release: Heart disease, obesity, diabetes and health issues galore are on the rise. Yet, more than 60 percent of American adults don't get the recommended amount of physical activity even though it's been proven to improve health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association recently developed updated physical activit  more

RED, RED WINE: HOW IT FIGHTS ALZHEIMER'S
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 -- The University of California at Los Angeles issued the following press release: Scientists call it the "French paradox" - a society that, despite consuming food high in cholesterol and saturated fats, has long had low death rates from heart disease. Research has suggested it is the red wine consumed with all that fatty food that may be beneficial - and not only for cardiovascular health but in warding off certain tumors and even Alzheimer's disease. Now, Alzheimer's  more

REGENTS HEAD TO FAIRBANKS FOR DECEMBER MEETING
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Nov. 26 -- The University of Alaska issued the following news release: The University of Alaska Board of Regents meets Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 1 and 2, 2008, in Fairbanks to address a short list of action items, including schematic approval on the long discussed Arctic Health Laboratory Revitalization project and electrical system upgrades at UAF, an adjustment to the master campus plan for UAA to include the newly funded Health Sciences Building, and formal approval for t  more

REGENTS TO CONSIDER TWO NEW MAJORS AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN -STOUT
MENOMONIE, Wis., Dec. 2 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stout issued the following news release: High school students who want a career in education would get two more options at the University of Wisconsin-Stout under proposals to be considered Thursday and Friday by the UW System Board of Regents. The regents, meeting at UW-La Crosse, are being asked to allow UW-Stout to implement a new Bachelor of Science major in science education and a separate Bachelor of Science major in technology a  more

Registration Deadline Approaching For Expanding Your Horizons Conference
ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind., Oct. 3 -- St. Mary-of-the-Woods College issued the following news release: Girls in sixth through eighth grades are invited to explore science, technology, engineering and math during the Expanding Your Horizons career conference at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) on Oct. 25. The registration deadline has been extended to Oct. 17. Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a career conference for girls in sixth through eighth grades, and it is designed to highligh  more

RELATIONSHIPS CHALLENGED BY BREAST CANCER: BOSTON COLLEGE PROFESSOR KAYSER FOCUSES ON HELPING COUPLES COPE WITH A 'WE-DISEASE'
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Nov. 25 -- Boston College issued the following press release: Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Professor Karen Kayser is a pioneer in helping couples cope with breast cancer - a disease that in 2008 alone, according to National Cancer Institute estimates, will be diagnosed in more than 182,000 women and cause the deaths of more than 40,000. Among Kayser's areas of focus: In the frightening wake of a breast cancer diagnosis, what makes for successful copin  more

Religious, Medical Leaders Will Meet To Join Forces In Fight Against AIDS
CHICAGO, Sept. 23 -- The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago issued the following news release: On Saturday, October 4 leaders from the religious and medical communities will gather at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E. 55th Street, to discuss the impact HIV/AIDS is having on their neighborhoods and effective ways faith and medicine can work together. The third annual conference, Religion and Medicine Partnering in the Challenge of HIV/AIDS, is jointly sponsored by the   more

REMARKS OF U.S. REP. RAHALL, II ON BEING NAMED CHAIRMAN, COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- The House Natural Resources Committee issued the following news release: I would like to thank the House Democratic Caucus for electing me to chair the Committee on Natural Resources during the 111th Congress. Today, I am releasing an agenda to guide the Committee during the next two years entitled: "America the Beautiful - Our People, Our Natural Resources - Fulfilling Stewardship and Trust Responsibilities." America faces a crisis of grave proportions. Many of the   more

REMEMBER RECALLS WHEN TOY SHOPPING
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 26 -- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the following news release: With more than 65 percent of the toys bought in the United States between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas, parents and caregivers are heading into the country's busiest toy-buying season. But with millions of toys being recalled because of dangerous lead paint and magnets, toy shoppers need to remember that number is a small fraction of the overall number of toys - approx  more

Renowned Economics Professor to Discuss Meltdown, Bailout and More at Washington College
CHESTERTOWN, Md., Oct. 1 -- Washington College issued the following news release: In these uncertain economic times, everyone can use some sound investment advice--and one of the nation's foremost economic theorists is coming to Washington College to make a special presentation. Richard D. Wolff, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, will offer valuable insights on the Wall Street meltdown, the governmental bailout, and what we can expect in the near future  more

REP. ARCURI TO RECEIVE SUPERHERO AWARD
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 -- Rep. Michael Arcuri, D-N.Y. (24th CD), has issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Michael A. Arcuri (D-Utica) will receive the Superhero Award for his work to increase health care facilities for underserved populations tomorrow, Tuesday, November 25th in Cortland, NY. Superhero Award Time: 11:30am Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Location: 24 Groton Ave., Cortland, NY Contact: Cindy Thomas, (607)753-3797 Each year the National Associati  more

Rep. Artur Davis, D-Alabama, Slated To Keynote 2008 NLADA Annual Conference
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The National Legal Aid and Defenders Association issued the following news release: The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) is pleased to announce that U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, a Democrat representing Alabama's seventh congressional district, will be the keynote speaker at the NLADA 2008 Annual Conference, November 19 - 21, in Washington, DC. A champion for the poor, Davis was a pivotal leader in restoring funding to the HOPE VI program for renovating publ  more

REP. HARE ELECTED REGIONAL WHIP FOR DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Rep. Phil Hare, D-Ill. (17th CD), issued the following news release: Last week, Congressman Phil Hare (D-IL) was unanimously elected a Regional Whip to the House Democratic Leadership. He will represent Region 4 which includes Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. "I am honored to have the support of my colleagues for a leadership position," Hare said. "I will use this post to help advance the Democratic agenda and deliver results for the people of my d  more

REP. HINCHEY COMMENTS ON PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA'S NOMINATION OF SENATOR CLINTON AS SECRETARY OF STATE
NEWBURGH, N.Y., Dec. 1 -- Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y. (22nd CD), issued the following stetement: Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today released the following statement regarding President-elect Barack Obama's nomination of U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) as Secretary of State. "New York's loss is the country's gain. For the past eight years, Senator Clinton has honorably served the people of New York in the U.S. Senate. Senator Clinton is a friend and has been a dear ally in  more

REP. LEE CALLS FOR CONTINUED ACTION IN FIGHT AGAINST HIV/AIDS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 -- Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif. (9th CD), issued the following statement: Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) - who on Monday will receive the "Hero in the Struggle" Award by the Black AIDS Institute as part of the organization's annual awards ceremony in New York City - issued the following statement in recognition of the 20th Anniversary of Worlds AIDS Day: "Today on the 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day, we pause to remember the more than 25 million individuals who   more

REP. SHERMAN ISSUES STATEMENT ON QUESTIONING THE TERMS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S AGREEMENT WITH CITIGROUP
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 -- Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif. (27th CD), issued the following news release: "Taxpayers are to invest $20 billion and to assume $249 billion in risk on Citigroup's $306 billion portfolio of toxic assets. For this, taxpayers receive preferred stock with a face value of $27 billion (worth well less than $20 billion) and $2.7 billion worth of warrants. Taxpayers are taking an enormous risk for a small share of the possible upside. Paulson should have gotten ten times the w  more

REP. STUPAK REMINDS SENIORS OF MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM OPEN ENROLLMENT
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich. (1st CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) reminded northern Michigan seniors of the Medicare prescription drug program's open enrollment period from Nov. 15 until Dec. 31, 2008. "If seniors are happy with their Medicare prescription drug plan, they do not need to do anything," Stupak said. "However, if there is a prescription drug plan that would better serve their needs, seniors may switch betwe  more

Report Shows Progress in Fight Against Cancer, But Congress, States Must Step Up Efforts to Reduce Smoking, Lung Cancer
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids issued the following news release: Delivering good news for our nation's health, a new report released by the nation's leading cancer organizations finds that, for the first time, both the incidence and deaths rates for all cancers combined are decreasing for both men and women, driven in part by declines in smoking and lung cancer. The report attributes much of the overall progress to declines in the three most common cancers   more

REPUBLICANS MUST FIGHT FOR FREEDOM TO REGAIN AMERICA'S TRUST
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 -- The office of Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., issued the following op-ed: They say that elephants never forget, but that's exactly what the Grand Old Party has done. Between the 1950s and 1970s, Rockefeller and Nixon Republicans kept the party in a seemingly permanent minority with a "me-too" philosophy that allowed Democrats to balloon the size and scope of government. But, when Ronald Reagan ran unashamed on conservative principles in 1980 and Republicans in Congress e  more

RESEARCH SHOWS FOR FIRST TIME THAT MAMMALS CAN BE STIMULATED TO REGROW DAMAGED INNER RETINA NERVE CELLS
SEATTLE, Nov. 24 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: Researchers at the University of Washington have reported for the first time that mammals can be stimulated to regrow inner nerve cells in their damaged retinas. Located in the back of the eye, the retina's role in vision is to convert light into nerve impulses to the brain. The findings on retina self-repair in mammals will be published this week in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Acad  more

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM SPOTLIGHTS UNDERGRADUATES
DOVER, Del., Aug. 19 -- The University of Delaware sports department issued the following news release: Guests from the University community, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and several scientifically oriented industries from across the tri-state area thronged the corridors of McKinly Laboratory on Aug. 13 to hear and see oral and poster presentations by the 123 students participating in this year's Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium at UD. The symposium, now in its eighth year, g  more

RESEARCH TO RECEPTION EXPLORES ECONOMY, GOVERNMENT
OSHKOSH, Wis., Nov. 5 -- The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh issued the following news release: Two headline-making scientists with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's College of Business will present "From Wall Street to Main Street: How Economic Policies Impact Behaviors" during a Research to Reception Speaker Series event Nov. 7 at Reeve Memorial Union. "The speaker series highlights the contributions UW Oshkosh faculty and academic staff make beyond the classroom through their creati  more

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER NEW ENZYME IN CANCER GROWTH
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 26 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: While studying the mechanics of blood clots, researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center discovered a new enzyme that not only affects the blood, but seems to play a primary role in how cancer tumors expand and spread throughout the body. The research appeared in recent issues of the journal Blood and the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. A research group  more

RESEARCHERS FIND CLUE TO SAFER OBESITY DRUGS
DALLAS, Nov. 25 -- The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: Once hailed as a miracle weight-loss drug, Fen-phen was removed from the market more than a decade ago for inducing life-threatening side effects, including heart valve lesions. Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are trying to understand how Fen-phen behaves in the brain in order to develop safer anti-obesity drugs with fewer side effects. In a study appearing in the Nov.   more

RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY NEW LEPROSY BACTERIUM
HOUSTON, Nov. 24 -- The University of Texas System of MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release: A new species of bacterium that causes leprosy has been identified through intensive genetic analysis of a pair of lethal infections, a research team reports in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. All cases of leprosy, an ancient disease that still maims and kills in the developing world, previously had been thought to be caused by a single specie  more

RESEARCHERS SHED LIGHT ON EVOLUTION OF GENE REGULATION
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Nov. 25 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Scientists at Penn State have shed light on some of the processes that regulate genes - such as the processes that ensure that proteins are produced at the correct time, place, and amount in an organism - and they also have shed light on the evolution of the DNA regions that regulate genes. The team focused on regulatory regions that, when bound to the protein GATA1, are thought to turn on gen  more

RETIRED PROFESSOR OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND FORMER INTERIM DEAN OF COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, JOYCE SIMPSON, NAMED GRAND MARSHAL AT ESU SPRING COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., May 6 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Dr. Joyce L. Simpson, has been named Grand Marshal for both the graduate and undergraduate spring commencement exercises at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania to be held on May 9 and 10 respectively. Dr. Simpson, most recently served as interim dean of the college of education, and chairperson of speech-language pathology at ESU previous to retiring last spring. The graduate school commence  more

Retiring Faculty And Staff, Other Employees And Trustees Honored For Service
NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 3 -- North Central College issued the following news release: Six retiring faculty and staff at North Central College are among the 70 employees and board members recently honored for their service to North Central College. The College recognized the honorees at its recent annual Service Awards dinner in Naperville. Faculty and staff who will retire this academic year and were honored for their service to the College are Naperville residents Joan Der, professor of  more

Review Finds No Evidence To Support Funding Of Rigid Abstinence-Only Programs
NEW YORK, Sept. 16 -- The Guttmacher Institute has issued the following news release: Most abstinence-only programs of the type that have received $1.5 billion in federal funding do not help teens delay initiation of sex, and there is no scientific evidence to warrant their widespread use, according to a new review of sexuality education program evaluations by Douglas B. Kirby. In contrast, many comprehensive sex education programs, which emphasize both abstinence and the use of protection fo  more

REVIEW STARTS FOR PROPOSED POWER PLANT IN LODI
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 20 -- The California Energy Commission issued the following news release: The Energy Commission has started the review of the proposed Lodi Energy Center (LEC). By a vote of 4-0, the Energy Commission today found the application for certification (AFC) for the 255-megawatt power plant "data adequate." Data adequacy means the Commission has received enough information from the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA), the plant applicant, to start the yearlong lic  more

RING IN NEW YEAR WITH SOME NEW LAWS
HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 7 -- Connecticut State Rep. John J. Ryan, R-141st District, issued the following news release: Holiday decorations are coming down, Presidential primaries and the NFL playoffs are the all-encompassing news items, and did you know that the Connecticut Turnpike celebrated its 50th birthday last week? And the news from the State Capitol is a little slow, although your State Legislature is technically in Special Session and supposedly going to convene and vote this month  more

RIPPLING BOND INSURER WOES CALL FOR FEDERAL LEADERSHIP
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 -- Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, D-Pa. (11th CD), released the following op-ed: Bond insurance represents a relatively small segment of the insurance industry. We now know, however, that it has the capability to produce many profound effects on the broader economy. The Congress must examine these matters in order to take action. According to the Association of Financial Guaranty Insurers, total premiums collected in 2006 by bond insurers and reinsurers amounted to just $3.2 bi  more

Riverchase Middle School Recognized by American Heart Association for Fundraising Efforts
RIVERCHASE, Ala., Oct. 3 -- The Shelby County School District issued the following news release: Riverchase Middle School has recently been recognized by the American Heart Association as one of the top schools in the nation for the Hoops for Heart event. Riverchase raised an incredible $26,026 last spring during their Hoops for Heart event, making them the number one school in the American Heart Association's Greater Southeast Affiliate. They were also the number three middle school in the e  more

RIVERSIDE CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR NOV. 25 MEETING
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Nov. 25 -- The Riverside City Council issued the following meeting agenda: TUESDAY, November 25, 2008 ART PICK COUNCIL CHAMBER, CITY HALL 3900 MAIN STREET, RIVERSIDE, CA 92522 CITY CLERK'S OFFICE 951-826-5557 MISSION STATEMENT The City of Riverside is committed to providing high quality municipal services to ensure a safe, inclusive, and livable community PLEASE NOTE-The numerical order of items on this agenda is for convenience of reference. Items may be ta  more

Robert G. Madden, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., J.D., Wins National Association Of Social Workers Educator Of The Year Award
WEST HARTFORD, Conn., June 4 -- Saint Joseph College has issued the following news release: Saint Joseph College Professor of Social Work Robert G. Madden, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., J.D., has been named Social Work Educator of the Year by the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Professor Madden is a resident of Deep River, CT. The NASW is the primary and largest professional social work association in the United States. Currently serving as Professor of Social  more

Roosevelt Receives Federal Grants To Prepare Students For Science And Math
CHICAGO, Sept. 29 -- Roosevelt University issued the following news release: Roosevelt University in partnership with two regional community colleges has received federal grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health that are designed to prepare college students for careers in science and mathematics. Over the next five years, the University will be working with Harold Washington College in Chicago and with Elgin Community College in the suburbs to recruit a  more

ROSENBAUM ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF HIGHWAY COMMISSION
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 26 -- The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department issued the following news release: Carl S. Rosenbaum of Little Rock was elected Chairman of the five-person Arkansas State Highway Commission at the Commission's meeting on November 19th. He has served the past two years as Vice Chairman. Rosenbaum replaces Jonathan Barnett of Siloam Springs who relinquished the Chairmanship at a November 19th meeting. The move is a Commission tradition that allows for t  more

ROUTINE HIV TESTING PROGRAM TO BEGIN IN THREE CONNECTICUT HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 1 -- The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued the following news release: The Department of Public Health today announced a new pilot program to begin routine HIV testing in three hospital emergency departments. In an effort to identify and treat people who have been infected with HIV, emergency department patients will be offered free HIV testing while waiting to be evaluated or treated for other symptoms. "HIV continues to be a major health concern in Conn  more

RULE'S RETIREMENT WILL NOT END HIS WORK AS A SCIENTIST
NORFOLK, Va., April 30 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Joseph H. Rule, the biogeochemist and longtime associate dean of the Old Dominion University College of Sciences-and who twice served as interim dean-will retire in May. But he said that his work as a scientist will not end anytime soon. He's a soils expert whose work meshes neatly with the emphasis around the globe today on environmental protection. When floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina left smelly sl  more

Rush University Commencement Ceremonies, June 14 at The Pavilion
CHICAGO, June 4 -- Rush University issued the following news release: Rush University will award 471 academic degrees, both baccalaureate and graduate, in commencement ceremonies set for Saturday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at The Pavilion, 525 South Racine. Dr. Larry J. Goodman, president of Rush University and CEO of Rush University Medical Center, will preside over the 36th commencement ceremony and confer degrees to students from the University's four colleges. An open invitation is extended t  more

SACRAMENTO CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR NOV. 25 MEETING
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 25 -- The Sacramento City COuncil issued the following meeting agenda: Consent Calendar (Items 1 - 23) 1. (City Council/Financing Authority/Housing Authority/Redevelopment Agency) Approval of Minutes for November 6, 2008 Location: (Citywide) Recommendation: Approve the afternoon and evening City Council, Financing Authority, Housing Authority, and Redevelopment Agency Minutes for November 6, 2008. Contact: Shirley Concolino, City Clerk, (916) 808-7200, Office  more

SAFE FOOD PRACTICES CAN AID IN PREVENTION OF FOOD POISONING
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 14 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: With the recent multistate outbreak of the Salmonella Saintpaul infection, the Oklahoma Poison Control Center stresses the importance of safe food practices. According to Dr. Kristy Bradley, state epidemiologist and state public health veterinarian with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, to date there have been 24 reported cases of Salmonella Saintpaul infection in Oklahoma,  more

SALISBURY UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES KWANZAA ON DEC. 3
SALISBURY, Md., Nov. 25 -- Salisbury University issued the following news release: The community is invited to honor the seven principles of Kwanzaa during Salisbury University's annual Kwanzaa Celebration 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. During the celebration Patrick Crawford, president and chief executive officer of Crawford Consulting and Mental Health Services, speaks on "Applying Kwanzaa Principles to Everyday Life." Crawford, an   more

SANTA CLARITA CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 28 MEETING
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Oct. 28 -- The Santa Clarita City Council issued the following meeting minutes: 6:00 P.M. OCTOBER 28, 2008 CALL TO ORDER Mayor Kellar called to order the special meeting of the City Council at 5:31 p.m. ROLL CALL All Councilmembers were present. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION There was none. CLOSED SESSION Carl Newton, City Attorney, advised of the need to conduct a Closed Session for the purpose of holding a: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPA  more

SAUDI ARABIA: AL-QAEDA DEPUTY DEFENDS ATTACKS ON THE UN
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 2 -- The government of Saudi Arabia issued the following news release: Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has declared the United Nations an "enemy of Islam". Zawahiri also asserted that Osama bin Laden was in good health, despite rumours to the contrary, and called for attacks on Jews both within and outside Israel.  more

SAUDI ARABIA: SAUDIS OPEN HOTEL FOR WOMEN ONLY
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 20 -- The government of Saudi Arabia issued the following news release: Saudi Arabia has seen the opening of the first "women only" hotel in the Middle East. "The hotel, in Riyadh, has 25 rooms and boasts fine dining and conference facilities, as well as a range of health and beauty treatments."  more

SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTION STUDENT STROCK WINS GRADUATE SERVICE AWARD
BLACKSBURG, Va., June 30 -- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University issued the following news release: Chris Strock's classroom extends well beyond Virginia Tech. He is the student organizer of the Poverty Awareness Coalition for Equality (PACE) at the university, and in doing so, has helped to champion service projects and fundraising activities to generate support for various health and hygiene initiatives in Belize. In addition, Strock volunteers his engineering expertise fo  more

School of Psychology to Bestow 15 Doctorates
MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 12 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Florida Tech's School of Psychology will graduate 15 students with doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) degrees on September 6, 2008. M. Victoria Ingram, the School's Alumna of the Year recipient, will give the commencement address in the university's Gleason Performing Arts Center at 11 a.m. Ingram, a 1997 graduate of Florida Tech's Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program, is a clinical neuropsychologist i  more

Schools Raise $35K for Children's Clinic
LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 26 -- The Long Beach Unified School District has issued the following news release: Students, staff and parents in the Long Beach Unified School District raised more than $35,000 during the recent Beach Walk for the non-profit Children's Clinic of Long Beach. Proceeds from the 5K walk will help the clinic to provide low- and no-cost health care for children, many of whom attend local schools. The Children's Clinic accommodates thousands of visits annually. Mill  more

SCIENCE FAIR AT OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY MARCH 8
NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 29 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Students in grades 6-12 from throughout southeastern Virginia will compete Saturday, March 8, in the Tidewater Science Fair at Old Dominion University. This 57th annual fair has been organized by the Tidewater Science Congress and will be hosted by New Horizon Governor's School for Science and Technology in Hampton. ODU is a sponsor of the event. Members of its faculty and staff serve as judges, coordinator  more

SCIENTISTS BUILD 'ROACH MOTEL' FOR NASTY BUGS OF THE BACTERIAL VARIETY
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 24 -- The University of Florida issued the following news release: The vacancy sign is on, but the lowlifes who check in never check out. Scientists at the University of Florida and the University of New Mexico have created tiny microscopic spheres that trap and kill harmful bacteria in a manner the scientists liken to "roach motels" snaring and killing cockroaches. The research could lead to new coatings that will disinfect common surfaces, combat bioterrorism or s  more

SEATTLE 'MYSTERY MAN' SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS FOR GUN POSSESSION, AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT
SEATTLE, Nov. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Seattle Field Office issued the following press release: SCOTT ANDREW SHAIN, 53, of Seattle, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for Social Security Fraud, Misrepresenting a Social Security Number, Unlawful Production of an Identification Document, Aggravated Identity Theft, Mail Fraud and being a Felon in Possession of  more

SECOND KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FLU SHOT CLINIC SET FOR NOV. 26
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 25 -- The city of Kansas City issued the following news release: To help protect travelers and their friends and families during the holiday travel season, the City of Kansas City, Mo., Health and Aviation departments are partnering to provide a second flu shot clinic at the Kansas City International Airport. The shots are available on a first come first serve basis Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at: * Terminal A - Gates 12-14, between the ticket counte  more

SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE SPEAKS ON FOREIGN AID, DEPARTMENTAL CHANGES, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Feb. 14 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: SECRETARY RICE: Thank you very much, Chairman. I would first like to thank the Committee. This is indeed the last budget that I will present to you as Secretary of State. I want to thank you, Mr. Chairman, I want to thank the ranking Mr. Lugar and all the members of the Committee for what I think we have achieved together over the last several years. I'd also like to take just a moment to say how much Congres  more

SELENIUM MAY SLOW MARCH OF AIDS
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Nov. 28 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Increasing the production of naturally occurring proteins that contain selenium in human blood cells slows down multiplication of the AIDS virus, according to biochemists. "We have found that increasing the expression of proteins that contain selenium negatively affects the replication of HIV," said K. Sandeep Prabhu, Penn State assistant professor of immunology and molecular toxicology. "Our   more

SEN. AKAKA ISSUES STATEMENT ON JAPANESE AMERICAN VETERANS ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The office of Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, issued the text following statement: Aloha! I was so delighted to be invited to speak to all of you today to discuss my priorities as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. As many of you know, I am also a senior member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. Wearing these two hats has afforded me a great opportunity to address veterans matters from different angles. I know all of you are proud of t  more

SEN. ALEXANDER ISSUES STATEMENT ON REELECTION AS CHAIRMAN OF SENATE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- The office of Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., issued the following statement: U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement today after his reelection as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference: "We'll support our new president when he's right and oppose him and come up with a better idea when he's wrong. We know exactly what we need to do. We don't need new principles. We don't need to hire a PR firm. We have had a failure of imagination   more

SEN. BAUCUS ANNOUNCES CATHY KOCH AS FINANCE COMMITTEE TAX CHIEF
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following news release: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) today named Cathy Koch as Tax Chief for the Senate Finance Committee. Koch has served as the Acting Chief since January. "Cathy has been an invaluable advisor and member of the tax team and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future," said Baucus. "As the Finance Committee works to solve the current financial crisis, initiate   more

SEN. BAUCUS APPLAUDS DASCHLE AS POTENTIAL HHS SECRETARY
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following news release: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) commented briefly today following news reports that former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle may be nominated to serve as the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the incoming Obama Administration: "This would be a great nomination by President-Elect Obama. Senator Daschle knows health care, he knows the Congress and the rhythms of the Senate i  more

SEN. BAUCUS CALLS HEALTH CARE REFORM CENTRAL TO RESTORING AMERICA'S ECONOMY
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following news release: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said today that comprehensive health care reform is central to restoring America's economy for the long term, and reiterated his intention to move ahead in early 2009 to overhaul the nation's health care system. Baucus made the remarks at a Finance Committee hearing entitled, "Health Care Reform: An Economic Perspective." Senators on the Finance panel h  more

SEN. BAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING HEALTH CARE REFORM: AN ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following news release: In Washington, people often present choices between alternatives - between option A and option B. And it is often the case that the right choice between option A and option B . . . is "Yes." The right choice is often to reject that false choice. We often can, in LBJ's famous phrase, "walk and chew gum at the same time." We are clearly facing a significant recession. That economic challenge commands a sig  more

SEN. BAUCUS, GRASSLEY WARN TAIWAN AGAINST BLOCKING U.S. BEEF, PORK IMPORTS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following news release: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today expressed their strong concern about Taiwan's efforts to block perfectly safe imports of American farm products, particularly beef and pork In a letter to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, Baucus and Grassley reminded the Taiwanese government of the safety of these products, and said that continued blocki  more

SEN. BOXER ANNOUNCES ACTION PLAN ON GLOBAL WARMING
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the following statement: On Tuesday, President-elect Barack Obama made an extraordinary statement to the Governors' Global Climate Summit taking place in Los Angeles. Here is what he said: "Few challenges facing America - and the world - are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear. Sea levels are rising. Coastlines are shrinking. We've seen record drough  more

SEN. CLINTON WELCOMES FUNDING FOR EASTPORT FIRE DISTRICT
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed an announcement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they are awarding $12,873 in funding for the Eastport Fire District in Suffolk County under the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The purpose of the FY 2008 AFG is to award grants directly to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EM  more

SEN. CLINTON WELCOMES MORE THAN $180,000 IN FUNDING FOR WESTERN NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENTS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed an announcement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they are awarding $181,996 in funding for Western New York under the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The purpose of the FY 2008 AFG is to award grants directly to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations. These awa  more

SEN. CLINTON WELCOMES MORE THAN $36,500 IN FUNDING FOR COOPERSTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed an announcement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they are awarding $36,533 in funding for the Cooperstown Fire Department in Otsego County under the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The purpose of the FY 2008 AFG is to award grants directly to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service  more

SEN. CLINTON WELCOMES NEARLY $70,000 IN FUNDING FOR NORTH COUNTRY FIRE DEPARTMENT
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed an announcement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they are awarding $69,787 in funding for the Corinth Emergency Squad in New York's North Country under the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The purpose of the FY 2008 AFG is to award grants directly to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical   more

SEN. CONRAD COMMENTS ON PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA'S SELECTION OF PETER ORSZAG AS OMB DIRECTOR
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The Senate Budget Committee issued the following statement: "President-Elect Obama has made an outstanding choice in selecting Peter Orszag to be his OMB Director. Dr. Orszag is exceptional. Two years ago, I picked him to be CBO Director. He is a talented economist who has provided invaluable information and insight on the federal budget. He is highly regarded on both sides of the aisle. He has the rare gift of being able to translate complex economic and financial issu  more

SEN. FEINGOLD ISSUES STATEMENT ON EXTENDING BADGERCARE PLUS TO UNINSURED CHILDLESS ADULTS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., made the following remarks: U.S. Senator Russ Feingold made the following statement today after Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle announced that an agreement has been reached to extend BadgerCare Plus to uninsured childless adults. "I congratulate Governor Doyle for securing an agreement with the federal government to extend BadgerCare Plus to ensure more Wisconsinites have access to health care. I was pleased to support the Governor's propo  more

SEN. KENNEDY ESTABLISHES COMMITTEE WORKING GROUPS ON HEALTH REFORM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- The office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, today established three working groups of the committee to deal with critical issues of health reform. Under Senator Kennedy's direction, the working groups will concentrate on three areas essential to comprehensive reform: (1) prevention and public health, (2) improvements in the qual  more

SEN. SPECTER ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR PENNSYLVANIA FIRE COMPANIES
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Republican Member Arlen Specter, R-Pa., issued the following news release: Senator Arlen Specter, a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Department of Homeland Security has approved funding for fire companies in Pennsylvania. "These fire prevention and safety programs will help protect the citizens of Pennsylvania and the firefighters who risk their lives every day," Senator Specter s  more

SEN. SPECTER ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA FIRE COMPANY
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Republican Member Arlen Specter, R-Pa., issued the following news release: Senator Arlen Specter, a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Department of Homeland Security has approved funding for a fire company in Southwest Pennsylvania. "These fire prevention and safety programs will help protect the citizens of Pennsylvania and the firefighters who risk their lives every day," Senator  more

SEN. STEINBERG SWORN IN AS SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE, LAYS OUT AMBITIOUS AGENDA IN ADDRESS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 1 -- The California State Senate Democratic Caucus issued the following press release: Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) was sworn in as the 46th Senate President pro Tempore today during the opening floor session of the 2009-2010 legislative session. In his address to the both new and returning members of the State Senate, Steinberg called on each of them to help make this the "decade of delivery." Steinberg vowed to tackle four key issues in 120 days. He h  more

Senate Finance Hearing on Healthcare Reform: An Economic Perspective
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The National Federation of Independent Business issued the following news release: The National Federation of Independent Business supports the efforts of Congress to reform the nation's healthcare system. Dan Danner, executive vice president of NFIB, issued the following statement in response to today's Senate Finance hearing, "Health Care Reform: An Economic Perspective:" "We are pleased to see Chairman Baucus, Ranking Member Grassley and the entire Finance Commit  more

SENATE FINANCE, HELP COMMITTEE LEADERS COMMIT TO WORK TOGETHER FOR HEALTH REFORM IN 2009
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following news release: Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee and the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee committed today to work together early in the 111th Congress toward comprehensive health care reform. Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and HELP Chairman Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) were joined at an afternoon discussion in the U.S. Capitol by Finance Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and HELP Ranki  more

SENIOR RECEIVES STATE DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY IN EGYPT
EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 15 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: USI senior Kelly Evans has received the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Critical Language Scholarship and will attend an intensive summer Arabic institute in Cairo, Egypt, where she will learn to write and speak Egyptian Arabic. She will attend a pre-orientation in Washington D.C. before departing for Egypt in June. The Critical Language Scholarship was esta  more

SENIORS ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THEIR HEALTH CARE COVERAGE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 1 -- The Florida Department of Elder Affairs issued the following news release: With just one month left in the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs' SHINE program is reminding Florida Medicare beneficiaries to carefully evaluate their health care needs. Every year, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to make changes to their Medicare Prescription Drug or Medicare Advantage Plans during the enrollment period, which ends  more

SENS. BAUCUS, GRASSLEY, KENNEDY, ENZI ANNOUNCE PENSION PROTECTION PLANS, PROPOSAL ALSO INCLUDES TAX HELP FOR FAMILIES, BUSINESSES
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following news release: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) were joined today by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) in announcing legislation to help ease the financial strain on American families and businesses due to the lagging economy. The package includes important mo  more

SENS. WYDEN AND BENNETT PRAISE ORSZAG SELECTION TO LEAD OMB
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- Senate Committee on Rules & Administration Republicans issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Bob Bennett (R-Utah) released the following statement applauding President-Elect Obama's selection of Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Peter Orszag's nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget. As sponsors of the Healthy Americans Act, both Wyden and Bennett worked closely with Director Orszag last year on the first-ever CB  more

SETAC Founders Award 2008
PENSACOLA, Fla., Nov. 16 -- The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry issued the following news release: The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is pleased to announce Gerald T. Ankley as the winner of the 2008 SETAC Founders Award. The Founders Award is SETAC's highest honor and is presented to individuals whose career achievements match the goals and values of SETAC. Ankley has made significant contributions to a variety of areas within the field of ecotoxicolog  more

SEVEN UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER FACULTY MEMBERS PROMOTED; ONE NEW FACULTY MEMBER HIRED
TYLER, Texas, Nov. 25 -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler issued the following news release: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler recently promoted five biomedical research faculty members, two clinical faculty members, and hired one new biomedical research faculty member. The biomedical research faculty who received promotions are Zissis Chroneos, Ph.D.; Susan Howard, Ph.D.; Anna Kurdowska, Ph.D.; Usha Pendurthi, Ph.D.; and Hua Tang, Ph.D. The ne  more

SHOP TEMPE FOR TOP 25 UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS
TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 26 -- The city of Tempe issued the following news release: There's an art to finding the perfect gifts for everyone in your life and Tempe makes it easy this holiday season, with a treasure trove of ideas for all the names on your list. These Tempe shopping destinations, including the Mill Avenue District, Arizona Mills Mall and Tempe Marketplace, are always popular places to find great gifts. Our Top 25 gift ideas are sure to delight even those who already have everything.  more

Should Women Who have Abortions Be Compared to Rapists? . . . Rep. Peter Roskam Thinks So
MAYFIELD, Va., Oct. 29 -- The National Organization for Women issued the following news release: Recently, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) of Illinois' 6th Congressional District asked a journalist in an interview why women can have abortions if rapists cannot be executed. This bizarre comment was made by Roskam, an Illinois Republican, during an interview for a recent profile piece in the Pioneer Press, a suburban Chicago daily publication. The newspaper asked a series of questions of b  more

SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 10 MEETING
SHREVEPORT, La., Nov. 10 -- The Shreveport City Council issued the following meeting minutes: Public Notice: Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Shreveport shall hold its Administrative Conference on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. and Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Government Chambers at Government Plaza (505 Travis Street). Monday, November 10, 2008 and Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Government Pl  more

SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 27 MEETING
SHREVEPORT, La., Oct. 27 -- The Shreveport City Council issued the following meeting minutes: Public Notice: Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Shreveport shall hold its Administrative Conference on Monday, October 27, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. and Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Government Chambers at Government Plaza (505 Travis Street). 1. Call to Order. 2. Invocation. 3. Roll Call. 4. Approve Minut  more

SIKKIM TO GO ORGANIC BY 2015: CHAMLING
GANGTOK, Dec 6 -- Asserting Sikkim's determination to become an organic State by 2015, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling yesterday urged the other Northeastern States to move towards the direction of organic farming for multiple sustainable benefits. "North East could be the destination for health conscious people of the world who are looking for organic food," said the Chief Minister during the valedictory session of the three-day Regional Agricultural Fair and Rabi Kishan Mela for the Northeaster  more

SIMI VALLEY CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF APRIL 7 MEETING
SIMI VALLEY, Calif., April 7 -- The Simi Valley City Council issued the following meeting minutes: Simi Valley, California April 7, 2008 AGENDA ITEM___ CALLED TO ORDER: 6:32 p.m. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by Mayor Miller ROLL CALL: Present:Council Members/Directors Sojka, Becerra, Williamson, Mayor Pro Tem/Vice-Chair Foster, and Mayor/Chair Miller 1.AGENDA REVIEW: City Manager Sedell noted supplemental material on Agenda Item 4A and Agenda Item 4B, and that speakers who submit  more

Sister Donna J. Markham, OP, Elected Chair of Catholic Charities USA's Board of Trustees
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 2 -- Catholic Charities USA issued the following news release: Catholic Charities USA's Board of Trustees elected Sister Donna J. Markham, OP, PhD/ABPP, the prioress of the Adrian Dominican Congregation, Adrian, MI, to serve as its new chair. Three other new officers we also elected. They include: Vice Chair-John Young, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Yakima; Secretary-Brian R. Corbin, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese   more

SISTERS AREA FUELS REDUCTION PROJECT DECISION NOTICE SIGNED
BEND, Ore., Nov. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service's Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland unit issued the following news release: On November 19, 2008 Deschutes National Forest Supervisor John Allen signed a Decision Notice to treat 17,573 acres in the Greater Sisters Country Wildland Urban Interface. The purpose of the Sisters Area Fuels Reduction (SAFR) project is to reduce the threat of wildfires to nearby communities and val  more

SMALL AMOUNT OF LEGIONELLA BACTERIA FOUND IN JOHN SEALY WATER SUPPLY
GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 5 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch issued the following news release: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston announced Friday that preliminary samples taken during post-hurricane testing of air and water quality indicated a small amount of Legionella bacteria in the water supply of John Sealy Hospital. The bacterium occurs naturally in fresh water, but typically at levels insufficient to cause illness in the general population. In fact, the annu  more

Small Business Group Endorses Fleming for U.S. House
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The National Federation of Independent Business issued the following news release: The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's leading small business association, has endorsed Dr. John Fleming for election to the U.S. House of Representatives for Louisiana's 4th Congressional District. The endorsement comes from NFIB's Save America's Free Enterprise (SAFE) Trust, the organization's political action committee, and is based on evaluations of candidate  more

SMALL BUSINESS PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN INNOVATION
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: Paula King had a problem. Diagnosed with cancer in 2003, King was inundated with goodwill gift food baskets from her friends. But her digestive system had an intolerance for corn products, commonly used in foods but sometimes omitted from ingredient lists, leaving her afraid to eat the well-intentioned gifts. Nor could she just give the baskets to her friend Susan Lawens, who had her own allergy to wheat, another f  more

SMWC Alumna To Discuss Teach For America During Presentation On Dec. 1
ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind., Nov. 25 -- St. Mary-of-the-Woods College issued the following news release: Christy Wessel Powell teaching as part of Teach For AmericaThose interested in learning more about Teach For America are invited to join Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) alumna Christy Wessel Powell '04 as she discusses her experiences with the program during a presentation on Monday, Dec. 1. The presentation will take place at SMWC from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in Jazzman's Café, which i  more

SMWC Bookstore Undergoing Renovations To Enhance Shopping Experience
ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind., Nov. 5 -- St. Mary-of-the-Woods College issued the following news release: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC), in partnership with the Follett Higher Education Group, today announced that the campus bookstore will be totally remodeled to enhance the shopping experience for faculty, students, alumnae/i, and the community. "We want this store to be a destination for every student as well as a campus meeting place," said Richard Goodpaster, regional manager fo  more

SMWC Faculty Member Presents At American Psychological Association Conference
ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind., Sept. 23 -- St. Mary-of-the-Woods College issued the following news release: Brad Huffey, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, gave two poster presentations at the American Psychological Association's 116th Annual Convention, which was held in Boston, Mass., Aug. 14-17. Huffey presented "Performing intercultural research in developing countries: Challenges and ethical choices" with Enrique G. Covarrubias from Indiana Stat  more

Sojourners Offers Advice from Conservative & Progressive Religious Leaders to President-Elect Obama
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 -- Sojourners issued the following news release: Sojourners, the largest network of progressive Christians in the United States connecting faith and justice, has solicited letters on the one week anniversary of the 2008 election for President-elect Obama from a wide array of religious, political, and cultural leaders in America and around the world. This initiative has collected nearly two dozen letters that are posted on the God's Politics blog and will be delivered to th  more

SOUTHWEST IOWA ECI: 'UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE--WHAT EVERY EMPLOYER NEEDS TO KNOW'
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 20 -- Iowa Workforce Development issued the following news release: Employers: are you losing your unemployment appeal hearings? Is your unemployment insurance tax rate going up due to multiple unemployment claims going against your favor? Here's your opportunity to learn how to prepare your case to win! The Southwest Iowa Employers' Council (ECI) and Iowa Workforce Development will be hosting a training session on "Unemployment Insurance--What Every Employer Needs   more

SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES $50,000 FROM AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER FOUNDATION AND PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF OKLAHOMA
WEATHERFORD, Okla., Nov. 24 -- Southwestern Oklahoma State University issued the following news release: The Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation has announced a $50,000 donation from the American Electric Power Foundation and Public Service Company of Oklahoma to help support expansion and updates to SWOSU's Industrial and Engineering Technology program on the Weatherford campus. "The AEP Foundation is very pleased to make this gift to SWOSU for a program that is the only Ind  more

Spann Elementary is Just Having a Ball!
JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 13 -- The Jackson Public School District has issued the following news release: The Just Have a Ball Foundation recently presented exercise balls to more than 400 students at Spann Elementary. Wilson and Hartwell Furr, a brother and sister from Jackson, came up with an idea to help fight childhood obesity because of the alarming high number of overweight citizens in Mississippi. Their goal is to give a ball to every elementary child in the state to encourage kids to "Just  more

SPLASH PLAYGROUND TO RE-OPEN ON AUG. 1
TEMPE, Ariz., July 29 -- The city of Tempe issued the following news release: The city of Tempe received final test results that confirmed the Cryptosporidium found in the water sample collected from Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park is not viable, indicating the current sanitation efforts are effective. Cryptosporidium must be able to replicate in order to cause humans to become ill. Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park is scheduled to re-open Friday, August 1. In an effort to mai  more

SPRING FACULTY MEETING IS APRIL 21
EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 17 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The Faculty Senate's annual Spring Faculty Meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 21, in Mitchell Auditorium in the Health Professions Center. All full-time and part-time faculty are invited to attend. The meeting will include a summary of Faculty Senate activities completed and pending for the academic year; an announcement of Faculty Senate membership and Senate Committee membership for   more

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker to Preside At Maximo Student Leader Inauguration
LARGO, Fla., Nov. 14 -- The Pinellas County Public Schools issued the following news release: WHAT: Student leader inauguration WHERE: Maximo Elementary, 4850 31st St. S, St. Petersburg WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 20, 1-2:15 p.m. DETAILS: St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker is scheduled to administer the oath of office to MicroSociety Mayor Ashley Aquil, Assistant Mayor Tyee Johnson, Historian Christopher Herschberger and Crimestoppers Capt. Gabrielius Garmus at Maximo Elementary in St.   more

STAKEHOLDERS USE SCIENCE TO FIND COMMON GROUND ON WOOD SUPPLY FROM FORESTS
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Feb. 13 -- Northern Arizona University issued the following news release: Northern Arizona University released a report Monday that identifies the potential volume of wood resources available from more than 2 million acres of the state's forests, representing the first major agreement among groups typically at odds over the issue of forest thinning. The "Wood Supply Analysis" report identifies a potential supply of up to 850 million cubic feet of wood and 8 million tons o  more

STANLY COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTS ALLIED HEALTH CAREER CAMP FOR STUDENTS
ALBEMARLE, N.C., June 3 -- Stanly Community College issued the following news release: Stanly Community College (SCC) hosted an allied health career camp for the adult literacy students. The goal of the camp is to have 90% of those who participate to demonstrate increased awareness and knowledge about health careers and to acquire the personal skill sets to become a healthcare professional. SCC receives a grant that is funded through a partnership with Centralina Workforce Development Boar  more

START PLANNING NOW FOR SPRING TREES!
MINNETONKA, Minn., Dec. 3 -- The city of Minnetonka issued the following news release: Don't miss out on Minnetonka's third annual spring tree sale program, designed to encourage residents to replant after losing trees to age or disease. Look in the February 2009 Minnetonka Memo for the order form, and to learn more about each tree species. A wide variety of hardy disease- and insect-resistant tree species are offered for sale, in order to promote health and diversity in Minnetonka's communit  more

STATE BOARD CERTIFIES FINALISTS FOR LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENCY
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 21 -- The Virginia Community College System issued the following news release: Three finalists for the position of president at Lord Fairfax Community College were certified today by the Ad-Hoc Presidential Certification Committee of the State Board for Community Colleges. Finalists include Dr. Susan Karr, of Little Rock, Arkansas; Dr. Robin Menschenfreund, of Duncan Falls, Ohio; and Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy of Pungoteague. Dr. Susan Karr, of Little Rock, Arkansas is c  more

STATE ISSUES EMERGENCY SUSPENSION OF CHILD CARE CENTER IN SALINA
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 24 -- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the following news release: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension against Sharing and Caring, Inc., a child care center located at 663 S. Ninth St. in Salina. State law allows the Secretary of KDHE to issue such an order when, in the opinion of the Secretary, the order is necessary to protect children in the home from any potential threat to health or  more

STATE REP BURNS: MEDICAID STATE PLAN TO COVER HOSPICE SERVICES IN 09
HARTFORD, Conn., May 8 -- Connecticut State Rep. Ron Burns, R-77th District, issued the following news release: The state House of Representatives has given final legislative approval to a bill that will require the Medicaid state plan to cover hospice services to low-income terminally ill patients in 2009, state Representative Ron Burns, who cosponsored the measure, said today. The bill, which was forwarded to Governor M. Jodi Rell to be signed into law, will take effect January 1, 2009,   more

STATE REP. CHAPIN BACKS PLAN TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE, ENERGY RELIEF TO MIDDLE CLASS TAXPAYERS
HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 6 -- Connecticut State Rep. Clark J. Chapin, R-67th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Clark Chapin, R-New Milford, has joined with fellow House Republican leaders in introducing a plan to ward off the effects of an economic downturn through immediate, targeted middle class tax relief. The proposal would help those struggling with the costs of heating their homes and health care coverage. It also includes a long term component to bolster the state's   more

STATE REP. CHAPIN BACKS REDUCTION IN GAS TAX
HARTFORD, Conn., April 29 -- Connecticut State Rep. Clark J. Chapin, R-67th District, issued the following news release: On Monday, April 28, State Rep. Clark Chapin, R-New Milford, today joined with House and Senate Republican leaders in offering an alternative budget plan that would: cut state gas taxes, eliminate a business tax and balance by offering thousands of state employees an early retirement plan. The proposal would reduce spending by $163 million next year, according to the non-pa  more

STATE REP. D'AMELIO SUPPORTS PERMANENT OPERATING LICENSE FOR HEART CENTER AT OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE ACCESS HEARING
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 30 -- Connecticut State Rep. Anthony J. D'Amelio, R-71st District, issued the following news release: Thousands of heart attack victims who depend on the Heart Center of Greater Waterbury for quality care at a convenient location could be put at risk if the state Office of Health Care Access fails to grant the facility a permanent operating license, state Representative Anthony J. D'Amelio said Thursday at an OHCA public hearing on the center's application. "Thousands  more

STATE REP. D'AMELIO TESTIFIES IN FAVOR OF SIX MONTH EXTENSION FOR HEART CENTER'S OPERATING PERMIT COMMISSIONER VOGEL GRANTS EXTENSION AFTER OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE ACCESS PUBLIC HEARING CONCLUDES
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 29 -- Connecticut State Rep. Anthony J. D'Amelio, R-71st District, issued the following news release: Saying the Heart Center of Greater Waterbury provides services essential to the health and well-being of area residents, state Representative Anthony J. D'Amelio today urged state Office of Health Care Access Commissioner Cristine A. Vogel to grant a six-month extension of the center's operating permit. Representative D'Amelio's testimony came at an OHCA public hearin  more

STATE REP. D'AMELIO TO ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE: PHASE OUT OF FIRE RETARDANT THREATENS CHEMTURA CORP. JOBS
HARTFORD, Conn., March 7 -- Connecticut State Rep. Anthony J. D'Amelio, R-71st District, issued the following news release: A measure that would phase out the production, sale or use of products containing the fire retardant deca-PDBE in Connecticut would threaten 700 jobs at the Chemtura Corporation in Middlebury if the legislation becomes law, state Representative Anthony J. D'Amelio, R-71st District, said today. Representative D'Amelio's remarks came in testimony before the state legisl  more

STATE REP. D'AMELIO, STATE SEN. KANE TOUR CHEMTURA CORPORATION IN MIDDLEBURY; MEET WITH COMPANY OFFICIALS
HARTFORD, Conn., July 18 -- Connecticut State Rep. Anthony J. D'Amelio, R-71st District, issued the following news release: State Representative Anthony J. D'Amelio, and state Senator Rob Kane Thursday toured the Chemtura Corporation's world headquarters in Middlebury and met with company officials to discuss the 2009 session of the Connecticut General Assembly and how legislation that may be proposed could affect the company. During their visit, the legislators met with Chemtura Chairman   more

STATE REP. D'AMELIO: NEW STATE HEALTH CARE PLAN AVAILABLE FOR UNINSURED RESIDENTS
HARTFORD, Conn., July 10 -- Connecticut State Rep. Anthony J. D'Amelio, R-71st District, issued the following news release: Middlebury and Waterbury residents who lack health insurance can now apply for the state's new Charter Oak Health Plan, which provides affordable coverage for uninsured Connecticut residents regardless of income, state Representative Anthony J. D'Amelio said today. "At a time when many residents whose employers do not offer health insurance are finding it difficult o  more

STATE REP. GIEGLER : NEW STATE HEALTHCARE PLAN AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS
HARTFORD, Conn., July 11 -- Connecticut State Rep. Janice R. Giegler, R-138th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Janice Giegler (R-Danbury, New Fairfield) today reminded area residents that the state is accepting applications for the Charter Oak Health Plan. The plan provides affordable health care for Connecticut's uninsured adults who are too old for HUSKY but too young for Medicare. It is the first health plan in the nation for the uninsured that does not require incom  more

STATE REP. GIEGLER ACHIEVES 100 PERCENT VOTING RECORD IN STATE LEGISLATURE
HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 4 -- Connecticut State Rep. Janice R. Giegler, R-138th District, issued the following news release: According to records released by the clerk of the House of Representatives, State Representative Janice Giegler (R-Danbury, New Fairfield) achieved a 100 percent voting record in the General Assembly in 2007. The Legislature concluded its business for the year on December 5, after holding an ongoing special session since the regular legislative session adjourned in June.   more

STATE REP. GIEGLER BACKS 'ALTERNATIVE' BUDGET PROPOSAL
HARTFORD, Conn., April 28 -- Connecticut State Rep. Janice R. Giegler, R-138th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Janice Giegler (R-Danbury, New Fairfield) today joined with House and Senate Republican leaders in offering an alternative budget plan that would: cut state gas taxes, eliminate a business tax and balance by offering thousands of state employees an early retirement plan. The proposal would reduce spending by $163 million next year, according to the non-partisa  more

STATE REP. GIEGLER CALLS FOR LEGISLATIVE GROUP TO ADDRESS FUNERAL HOME ISSUES
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 20 -- Connecticut State Rep. Janice R. Giegler, R-138th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Janice Giegler (R-Danbury, New Fairfield) today called for a legislative working group to study issues associated with 'pre-need' funeral home contracts and recommend legislation for the 2009 Legislative Session to have funeral homes register their pre-need contracts with the state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP). In 2002, upon knowledge of an inves  more

STATE REP. GIEGLER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE NOTE OF 'CHOLESTEROL AWARENESS MONTH'
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 23 -- Connecticut State Rep. Janice R. Giegler, R-138th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Janice Giegler (R-Danbury, New Fairfield) today encouraged residents to take note that September is Cholesterol Awareness Month. Rep. Giegler serves as a member of the Legislature's Public Health Committee and recently recorded a public service announcement for the National Women In Government organization discussing the importance of awareness and heart disea  more

STATE REP. GIEGLER POSTS PERFECT VOTING RECORD
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 18 -- Connecticut State Rep. Janice R. Giegler, R-138th District, issued the following news release: According to records released by the clerk of the House of Representatives State Rep. Janice Giegler (R-138) achieved a 100 percent voting record in the General Assembly in 2008. According to the House Clerks Office summary, Rep. Giegler one of only 18 House lawmakers to vote on all 300 bills before the House of Representatives during the 2008 legislative sessions. There   more

STATE REP. GIEGLER SECURES STATE GRANT FOR RED CROSS
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 4 -- Connecticut State Rep. Janice R. Giegler, R-138th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Janice R. Giegler, R-Danbury, has secured a $3,000 grant for the American Red Cross of Western Connecticut. The grant, which has been provided by the state Office of Policy and Management, will be used for senior disaster preparedness. It will cover the costs of preparing, printing and distributing pamphlets specifically designed for seniors that will be provide  more

STATE REP. O'NEILL TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF BILL TO LIMIT LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES
HARTFORD, Conn., March 12 -- Connecticut State Rep. Arthur J. O'Neill, R-69th District, issued the following news release: On Tuesday, March 11, State Representative Arthur J. O'Neill, R-Southbury, testified before the Legislature's Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on legislation that would place a limit on the amount of tax increases towns and cities could impose on property owners. If the legislation were approved, starting on July 1, 2009 a municipality's property tax increase wi  more

STATE REP. O'NEILL: 'ALTERNATIVE' BUDGET PROPOSAL BEST COURSE FOR CONNECTICUT
HARTFORD, Conn., April 28 -- Connecticut State Rep. Arthur J. O'Neill, R-69th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Arthur O'Neill, R-69th, today joined with House and Senate Republican leaders in offering an alternative budget plan that would: cut state gas taxes, eliminate a business tax and balance by offering thousands of state employees an early retirement plan. The proposal would reduce spending by $163 million next year, according to the non-partisan Office of Fiscal   more

STATE REP. O'NEILL: TRAINING SCHOOL TO RECEIVE $255,000 FOR UPGRADES
HARTFORD, Conn., May 30 -- Connecticut State Rep. Arthur J. O'Neill, R-69th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Arthur J. O'Neill, R-Southbury, today announced the state Bond Commission has approved $255,000 in upgrades for Southbury Training School. The commission made the award during its monthly meeting in Hartford this morning. From the allocation approved today, $200,000 will be used for fire alarm replacement in 10 buildings on the campus. The remaining $55,000 wi  more

STATE REPS BURNS, HAMZY, NICASTRO, URGE AREA VETERANS TO ATTEND 'VETERANS BENEFITS AND INFORMATION FAIR 2008'
HARTFORD, Conn., March 7 -- Connecticut State Rep. Ron Burns, R-77th District, issued the following news release: Three Bristol state legislators today urged Greater Bristol area veterans to attend the 'Veterans Benefits and Information Fair 2008' Saturday, April 19th at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to learn more about the wide variety of state and federal benefits available to them. "Many Bristol-area veterans may not be taking advantage of state and federal benefits they h  more

STATE REPS BURNS, HAMZY: MONEY FOLLOWS PERSON BILL WINS FINAL LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL
HARTFORD, Conn., May 7 -- Connecticut State Rep. Ron Burns, R-77th District, issued the following news release: A bill that significantly widens the eligibility criteria for a program that enables people who need long-term health care to receive it at home rather than at nursing homes received final legislative approval today from the state House of Representatives, said state Representatives William A. Hamzy and Ron Burns, both of whom cosponsored the bill. The legislation (Senate Bill 56  more

STATE REPS D'AMELIO, NOUJAIM URGE SUPPORT FOR HOUSE GOP MIDDLE CLASS TAX CREDITS
HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 30 -- Connecticut State Rep. Anthony J. D'Amelio, R-71st District, issued the following news release: Most middle class individuals and families squeezed by skyrocketing health care and home heating expenses would get a significant reduction in their state income tax liability if tax credits proposed today by House Republicans become law, said state Representatives Anthony J. D'Amelio and Selim Noujaim. The House Republican proposals were unveiled at a news conference  more

STATE REPS HAMZY, BURNS: $500,000 STATE GRANT AWARDED TO BRISTOL HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES GRANT TO BE USED FOR HOSPITAL'S QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 18 -- Connecticut State Rep. Ron Burns, R-77th District, issued the following news release: The state Department of Social Services (DSS) has awarded a $500,000 grant to Bristol Hospital from the state's Hospital Hardship Fund, state representatives William A. Hamzy, R-78th District, and Ron Burns, R-77th District, announced today. The funding will be used for the hospital's quality improvement program and for a "strategic planning review that identifies optimal hospi  more

STATE REPS HAMZY, BURNS: HOUSE GOP HEALTH CARE, HOME HEATING TAX CREDITS PROPOSED FOR MIDDLE CLASS TAXPAYERS
HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 30 -- Connecticut State Rep. Ron Burns, R-77th District, issued the following news release: Tax credits proposed Wednesday by the House Republican caucus to help offset rising healthcare and home heating costs will provide badly-needed relief to Connecticut's overburdened middle class taxpayers and help keep the state's economy on track at a time when many believe a recession may be looming, state representatives William A. Hamzy, and Ron Burns said today. The proposa  more

STATE REPS WILLIAMS, GREENE: HOUSE REPUBLICAN TAX CREDIT PROPOSALS WILL HELP MIDDLE CLASS TAXPAYERS, CONNECTICUT ECONOMY
HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 4 -- Connecticut State Rep. Sean J. Williams, R-68th District, issued the following news release: Middle class taxpayers who have been forced to stretch their pay checks for the past few years will get long-overdue relief and the fledgling fuel cell industry in Connecticut will get a boost under measures proposed by House Republicans, state representatives Sean Williams and Len Greene said today. The proposals include tax credits against most taxpayers' state income t  more

STATE REPS WILLIAMS, LABRIOLA, D'AMELIO: NEW LAW GIVES MORE PEOPLE OPTION OF LONG TERM HOME HEALTH CARE
HARTFORD, Conn., June 17 -- Connecticut State Rep. Anthony J. D'Amelio, R-71st District, issued the following news release: Legislation signed into law Monday by Governor Rell will give more seniors and disabled persons the option of receiving long-term health care at home rather than in nursing homes, state Representatives Sean Williams, David K. Labriola, and Anthony J. D'Amelio said today. The new law (Public Act 08-180) significantly widens the eligibility criteria for the Money Follow  more

STATE REPS WILLIAMS, LABRIOLA, D'AMELIO: NEW LAW GIVES MORE PEOPLE OPTION OF LONG TERM HOME HEALTH CARE
HARTFORD, Conn., June 17 -- Connecticut State Rep. Sean J. Williams, R-68th District, issued the following news release: Legislation signed into law Monday by Governor Rell will give more seniors and disabled persons the option of receiving long-term health care at home rather than in nursing homes, state Representatives Sean Williams, David K. Labriola, and Anthony J. D'Amelio said today. The new law (Public Act 08-180) significantly widens the eligibility criteria for the Money Follows t  more

STATE REPS. DELGOBBO, D'AMELIO, LABRIOLA: MONEY FOLLOWS PERSON BILL WINS FINAL LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL
HARTFORD, Conn., May 7 -- Connecticut State Rep. Anthony J. D'Amelio, R-71st District, issued the following news release: A bill that significantly widens the eligibility criteria for a program that enables people who need long-term health care to receive it at home rather than at nursing homes received final legislative approval today from the state House of Representatives, said state Representatives Kevin M. DelGobbo, Anthony J. D'Amelio, and David K. Labriola, all of whom cosponsored the   more

STATE SEN. HANABUSA ANNOUNCES COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR 2009 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
HONOLULU, Nov. 19 -- The Hawaii State Senate Majority Caucus issued the following news release: Assignments reflect "talents and interests" of Senators Senate President Colleen Hanabusa today announced the members of the Hawai'i State Senate committees that will consider legislation for the 2009 legislative session. "We have a very strong lineup," said Hanabusa. "Our committee assignments let us make the best use of our Senators' talents, interests, and experience. Everyone is aware that w  more

STATE SEN. KANE, STATE REP. WILLIAMS HAIL LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR WATERTOWN
HARTFORD, Conn., June 10 -- Connecticut State Rep. Sean J. Williams, R-68th District, issued the following news release: State Senator Rob Kane, R-32nd District, and state Representative Sean Williams, R-68th District, said today they are pleased to have played a major role in helping to secure funding Watertown will receive as a result of state action they supported this year, along with helping to pass legislation that will benefit the town. The legislators said they will continue to su  more

STATE SUPERINTENDENT O'CONNELL, JOINED BY GOVERNOR'S FITNESS COUNCIL CHAIR JAKE STEINFELD, RELEASES PHYSICAL FITNESS RESULTS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 25 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today released the results of the California Physical Fitness Test that is given annually to all fifth, seventh, and ninth grade students enrolled in the state's public schools. "Students are moving in the right direction toward better fitness," said O'Connell. "But to get them to take giant leaps instead of baby steps will requi  more

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS RECEIVES NATIONAL PTA LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION
BALTIMORE, Dec. 3 -- The Maryland Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick received the "National PTA Life Achievement Award" at the recent Maryland Fall PTA Conference for her commitment to tirelessly advocating for the education and well-being of children. The award is the highest recognition bestowed by the PTA and is given only to those who have demonstrated exemplary service in support of children. "I am extremely  more

STATE TO TAKE OVER AIR QUALITY REGULATION
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Dec. 2 -- The city of Evansville issued the following press release: The City of Evansville has been notified by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) that it intends to take over all air permitting, monitoring and compliance issues as of December 31, 2008. IDEM currently contracts with the Evansville Environmental Protection Agency (EEPA) to perform these functions in and around Evansville. "My administration has always placed an emphasis on improving  more

STEINBERG CHALLENGES REPUBLICANS TO MAKE 'CHOICE'
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 25 -- The California State Senate Democratic Caucus issued the following press release: The State Senate failed to pass a solution that would begin to address the historic $28 billion dollar budget shortfall California currently faces today when Republicans refused to support a responsible and balanced approach that would have equal parts revenue increases and equal parts cuts. The package included $17.1 billion in General Fund solutions, with $8.1 billion in spend  more

STEINER NAMED ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH INITIATIVES
DOVER, Del., Aug. 19 -- The University of Delaware sports department issued the following news release: Karl Steiner, currently the associate director of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute and a professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named associate provost for interdisciplinary research initiatives at the University of Delaware effective Sept. 1, according to Mark Barteau, UD senior vice provost for research and strategic initiatives. As associate provost, Steiner w  more

STOP THE SPREAD OF COLDS, FLU BY WASHING YOUR HANDS
ATLANTA, Dec. 1 -- The Georgia Department of Human Resources issued the following news release: According to the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, proper hand washing is the simplest and most effective preventive measure individuals can take to reduce the spread of colds, flu, skin infections and diarrhea. Public health experts indicate that most infections are spread by picking up germs on the hands from contact with other people or by touching contaminated su  more

STRAIGHT TALK ON HEALTH CARE REFORM PART II: WHAT THE REFORMS MEAN FOR INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES AND PROVIDERS
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 1 -- Minnesota State Rep. Julie Bunn, DFL-District 56A, issued the following news release: The health care reform legislation moving through the legislature has a vision for the future of health care in Minnesota. It assures access to affordable insurance and increases the wellness and health of residents while improving the health outcomes for those who become sick. It also accelerates the routine use of research-tested solutions, especially those that can both reduce co  more

STRAIGHT TALK ON HEALTH CARE REFORM: WHERE WE ARE HEADED AND WHY
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 11 -- Minnesota State Rep. Julie Bunn, DFL-District 56A, issued the following news release: Whether one is listening to national policy pundits or residents and small business owners while knocking on doors, most agree that health care needs reform. While Minnesota has some of the best health care statistics in the nation, we are trending in the wrong direction. We are facing the same challenges as the rest of the nation - healthcare inflation, lack of affordability, co  more

STRATEGIC PLANNING REPORT PRESENTED AT GENERAL FACULTY MEETING
DOVER, Del., April 9 -- The University of Delaware sports department issued the following news release: UD President Patrick Harker has placed the University's strategic plan on the fast track. The first phase of the plan, the report from the Strategic Planning Committee, was unveiled Monday, April 7, at the semiannual General Faculty Meeting and may be read at the web site of the Strategic Planning Committee. From now until May 10, Harker said he will continue his conversations with ad  more

STRENGTHENING SOCIAL SECURITY
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, D-Pa. (11th CD), released the following op-ed: I strongly believe that we must work to strengthen Social Security as a safety net for all Americans. The federal government must live up to the promises it made to millions of working and retired Americans - that their Social Security checks will arrive as expected. While there is no question that Social Security faces increased challenges, these are problems that we can overcome. Proposals a fe  more

STRESS HINDERS RATS' DECISION-MAKING ABILITIES
SEATTLE, Nov. 18 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: A little bit of stress goes a long way and can have far-reaching effects. Neuroscientists from the University of Washington have found that a single exposure to uncontrollable stress impairs decision making in rats for several days, making them unable to reliably seek out the larger of two rewards. The research was presented here Tuesday (Nov. 18) at a press conference on "Our Stressed Out Brains" during  more

STRUCTURE OF MRE11 PROTEIN BOUND TO DNA
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Berkeley National Laboratory issued the following press release: Repairing breaks in the two strands of the DNA double helix is critical for avoiding cancer. In humans and other organisms, a molecular machine called the MRN complex is responsible for finding and signaling double-strand breaks (DSBs), then launching the error-free method of DNA repair called homologous recombination. In an article in the online October 3, 2008 issu  more

Students Educate Community About Health
VALPARAISO, Ind., July 18 -- Valparaiso University issued the following news release: Valparaiso University nursing students are teaching young people and adults in the community this month how they can lead healthier lives through proper exercise, nutrition, sleep and stress relief. Cheryl Slack, adjunct clinical instructor in nursing, is teaching the community nursing course that prepares students to provide their patients and the community at large with information that helps them maint  more

Study Underway to Find an Alternative Cure for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
CHICAGO, June 16 -- Rush University issued the following news release: Two research studies evaluating dietary changes and complementary medicine for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) have been launched at Rush University Medical Center. Funded by the National Institute of Health, one study will look at the impact of mind/body medicine on patients suffering from ulcerative colitis (UC) and the other will assess how diet impacts patients with Crohn's Disease. There are tw  more

Summer Programs Offered for Area Youth
FORT WAYNE, Ind., June 27 -- Taylor University Fort Wayne issued the following news release: Allen County youth will again have the opportunity to explore vocational options this summer, thanks to the combined efforts of five area colleges and a grant from the Foellinger Foundation. Youth will be able to look into the field of business and engineering, explore the arts, coach a sports program, work with computers, try out new recipes, examine basic forensic science, prepare for college entran  more

Summer Research Presented Aug. 8
VALPARAISO, Ind., Aug. 1 -- Valparaiso University issued the following news release: Valparaiso University students who have devoted their summer to studying the impact of invasive plants on birds, marsh restoration efforts in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, solar energy, dying stars and other topics will discuss their undergraduate research projects on Aug. 8. Valparaiso's Summer Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on  more

Summer Youth Program Offered
FORT WAYNE, Ind., June 27 -- Taylor University Fort Wayne issued the following news release: Allen County youth will again have the opportunity to explore vocational options this summer, thanks to the combined efforts of five area colleges and a grant from the Foellinger Foundation. Youth will be able to look into the field of business and engineering, explore the arts, coach a sports program, work with computers, try out new recipes, examine basic forensic science, prepare for college entran  more

SUMMER, A SURPLUS
HARTFORD, Conn., July 22 -- Connecticut State Rep. John J. Ryan, R-141st District, issued the following news release: Summer seems to be over already, and our Editor, still vainly hoping that capable pitching will get his Reds to .500, seems to want us to focus on State government, and not reminders that if you are not making it to lower Fairfield County's summer (free!) events like John Cutrone & Friends Sunday Jazz in waterfront SoNo, you are missing out (this Sunday featured Tom Malone fro  more

SUMMERTIME PRODUCTS POTENTIALLY DEADLY IF SWALLOWED, WARNS OKLAHOMA POISON CONTROL CENTER
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 9 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Backyard barbecues and pool parties are summertime favorites, but some of the products used during these activities - including torch oil, charcoal lighter fluid and citronella oil - can be deadly if swallowed. Recently, a cluster of cases were reported involving the unintentional drinking of torch oil mistaken for apple juice. One of the victims, an 8-year-old girl, drank what she  more

SUN DEVIL MEN'S TENNIS HOSTS ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY SPRING INVITATIONAL
TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 10 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The Arizona State men's tennis team will host its first annual ASU Spring Invitational this weekend. Athletes from Illinois, Rice and Texas will join the Sun Devils in the invitational which will last from Friday January 11 through Sunday January 13. There will be two flights with a champion from each flight. The first flight on Friday and Saturday will begin at 9 a.m. with the second one starting at 1 p.  more

SUN DEVILS TO HOST WOMEN'S HEART HEALTH AWARENESS NIGHTS
TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 7 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Arizona State University Athletics has teamed up with the Sister to Sister Foundation this season to help raise awareness about women's heart disease. During the month of February, the ASU women's basketball and women's gymnastics teams will be hosting Women's Heart Health Awareness Nights. These events will help Sun Devil Fans learn how to reduce their personal risk factors for heart disease. Besides rec  more

SUPPORT GROUP OFFERED TO HELP THOSE STRUGGLING WITH INFERTILITY
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 7 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: OU Physicians Reproductive Health has helped establish an infertility support group for couples having difficulty conceiving or who have suffered through miscarriage. The group's next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 19. Contact Christy at 226-3761 or 271-8001, ext 48137, for location information. There is no cost to participants to attend. Support group particip  more

Survey Confirms Parents' Fears, Confusion Over Autism
MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 3 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: The first national survey of attitudes toward autism reveals that a small but significant percentage of people still believe the disease is caused by childhood vaccines. The survey of 1000 randomly selected adults was conducted for the Florida Institute of Technology. Nearly one in four (24 percent) said that because vaccines may cause autism it was safer not to have children vaccinated at all. A  more

Suwanee Medical Student Elected as Representative to American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees
CHICAGO, Aug. 4 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Johnny A. Dias, a fourth-year osteopathic medical student at the Georgia Campus-- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee (GA-PCOM), was recently elected as the student representative to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees during its recent House of Delegates meeting in Chicago. In addition to his involvement with the AOA, Student Doctor Dias is an active memb  more

SWIMMING POOL CHEMICALS WARRANT GREAT CARE, ADVISES OKLAHOMA POISON CONTROL CENTER
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 1 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Swimming pools are a great way to beat the Oklahoma heat, but extreme caution needs to be exercised when using pool chemicals, as they are very caustic substances. "The poison center receives hundreds of calls each year related to pool chemicals such as chlorine tablets, pool shock treatments and chlorine, or chloramine gas generated by improperly mixing chemicals," says Lee McGood  more

Symposium Will Help Women Overcome Barriers To Successful Business Careers
LISLE, Ill., Nov. 20 -- Benedictine University issued the following news release: Thinking about changing careers or jobs? Have you been a stay-at-home mom and are ready to get back into the workforce? Perhaps you want to start your own business. Making a change in one's career can be frightening. Starting a business can be expensive and risky. Going back to work after a long layoff can be confusing and frustrating. But Benedictine University and DuPage Woman newspaper want to give women t  more

Teach-In Presents Educational Delights to Students Nov. 19
LARGO, Fla., Nov. 17 -- The Pinellas County Public Schools issued the following news release: From computer hookup with a former district teacher who is a human terrain analyst with the U.S. Army in Iraq to birds of prey flying at a middle school, the Progress Energy Great American Teach-In Nov. 19 will cover a wide spectrum. There'll be a Pinellas graduate Blue Man at Curlew Creek Elementary and members of the cast of Phantom of the Opera at Meadowlawn Middle. The pre-Thanksgiving feast that  more

TEACHER EDUCATION UNIT EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 11 -- Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg issued the following news release: Penn State Harrisburg's commitment to achieve national accreditation of its professional academic programs whenever the opportunity exists has reached an historic milestone. The college has just been informed that its Teacher Education Unit, which consists of undergraduate and graduate programs, has earned full accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher E  more

Teaching Tolerance At School
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 17 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news release: Bullying Awareness Week is Nov. 16 - 22 and this year's theme is Stand Up! (to Bullying). Students across CMS are learning about bullying - how to spot it and how to stop it - as part of the district's the new bullying-prevention initiative, called "Safety and Respect for All." The initiative is meant to ensure a safe, respectful and compassionate environment, free from bullying, ridicule and violence  more

TELEHEALTH PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Oct. 14 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: Local Hadi Shriners and the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana announced a partnership and demonstrated real-time video consultation in the Telehealth Clinic of USI's Health Professions Center on October 13, 2008. During the demonstration, the USI faculty and Evansville patients connected with the medical team at Shriners Hospital for Children in Cinci  more

TEMPE EVENT CONNECTS HOMELESS WITH RESOURCES
TEMPE, Ariz., July 8 -- The city of Tempe issued the following news release: On Friday, July 25, local service providers and community volunteers will come together for Tempe Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event to match the homeless community with needed services. The event is Tempe's seventh. Similar events have been offered quarterly since January 2007. At each previous event, an average of 55 volunteers served an average of 115 homeless individuals and families. Started in San Franci  more

TEMPE EVENT CONNECTS HOMELESS WITH RESOURCES
TEMPE, Ariz., July 23 -- The city of Tempe issued the following news release: On Friday, July 25, local service providers and community volunteers will come together for Tempe Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event to match the homeless community with needed services. The event is Tempe's seventh. Similar events have been offered quarterly since January 2007. At each previous event, an average of 55 volunteers served an average of 115 homeless individuals and families. Started in San Franc  more

TEMPE EVENT CONNECTS HOMELESS WITH RESOURCES
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 17 -- The city of Tempe issued the following news release: On Friday, Oct. 24, local service providers and community volunteers will come together for Tempe Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event to match the homeless community with needed services. The event is Tempe's eighth. Similar events have been offered quarterly since January 2007. At each previous event, about 65 volunteers serve an average of 125 homeless individuals and families. Started in San Francisco  more

TEMPE HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION BREAKS RECORDS
TEMPE, Ariz., July 1 -- The city of Tempe issued the following news release: Recent trends toward "green" living and sustainability obviously have resonated with Tempe residents, as shown by a record-breaking year at the City of Tempe's Household Products Collection Center (HPCC). In 1999, the city's Water Utilities Department opened the Valley's first Household Products Collections Center at 1320 E. University Drive. Tempe and Guadalupe residents can drop off items such as aerosol cans, batt  more

TEMPE LEADS EDUCATION SESSION FOR ARIZONA CITIES, TOWNS
TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 19 -- The city of Tempe issued the following news release: For the second year, the City of Tempe will host a session at the Arizona League of Cities and Towns Conference designed to give municipalities tools for contributing to education in their communities. "Cities and Towns: Engaging Our Schools," will be Thursday, Aug. 21, from 8-9:30 a.m., at the Camelback Inn's Town Hall Room. The hotel is located at 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, in Paradise Valley. Media may enter the conf  more

TEMPE MAYOR RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR FOR EDUCATION ADVOCACY
TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 13 -- The city of Tempe issued the following news release: Mayor Hugh Hallman has been honored by a national organization for his work in championing secondary education needs in Tempe. Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) has selected Hallman for the JAG National Above and Beyond Award. Nationally, JAG's program to assist high school students in pursuing careers or college educations has helped more than 40,000 young people. In Tempe, Jobs for Arizona's Graduates has a dropo  more

TESTIMONY ABOUT DISCRIMINATION AND MENTAL ILLNESS SOUGHT
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 20 -- The Wyoming Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services issued the following EMS Update: To help raise awareness about discrimination against people with mental illness, the Wyoming Department of Health is inviting residents with relevant personal experience to participate in a December 3 public hearing in Cheyenne. "We want people who have encountered discrimination because of mental illness to share their personal stories and describe the impact  more

TEXAS TECH, SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE RECEIVE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP AWARD
LUBBOCK, Texas, Dec. 5 -- Texas Tech University-Lubbock issued the following news release: Texas Tech University's College of Education and South Plains College earned a Star Award for creating a partnership project in which they work together to produce top-notch educators. The award is given by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to partnering schools that create programs to ease the transition from junior colleges into four-year institutions. The College of Education Partnersh  more

THANKSGIVING BLOOD DRIVE AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE
GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Nov. 3 -- Nassau Community College issued the following news release: Nassau Community College, in conjunction with the Nassau University Medical Center, invites members of the community to make a blood donation during its Thanksgiving blood drive, scheduled for Thursday, November 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the College Center Building. NCC, along with Nassau University Medical Center, hopes to supply a substantial percentage of our area's ongoing need for blood pr  more

THANKSGIVING: TIME TO APPRECIATE OUR BLESSINGS
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 25 -- Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson, D-Kan., issued the following column: The following is a column by Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson: Thanksgiving has always been a time where people come together to celebrate their blessings. In 1621, Pilgrims and Native Americans took three days and celebrated their harvest together. More than 200 years later President Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, as a call for people to be grateful for their many blessings, whi  more

The Economy and Our Work
SEATTLE, Nov. 21 -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued the following news release: The financial crisis is affecting everyone, from our foundation to our partners. We know that it has hit our grantees, and the people they're trying to help, especially hard. Non-profit groups rely on steady funding to carry out their work, but with an uncertain economy and a volatile stock market, funders are having an increasingly difficult time meeting their commitments. Like all of our fellow fou  more

THOMAS A. SHANNON, ASSISTANT SECRETARY AT HOUSE HEARING ON THE AMERICAS
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 10 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to provide an overview of U.S. policy in the Americas. This is an important opportunity to discuss bipartisan achievements in a region important to the United States and the well-being of our people. We live in a hemisphere characterized by dynamic, positive change. Democracy, free markets, and economic integration have unleashe  more

Thomas College Student Life Sponsors Book Fair
WATERVILLE, Maine, Oct. 2 -- Thomas College issued the following news release: The Thomas College Office of Student Life is sponsoring a book fair this Saturday, October 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m in the Larry Mahaney Gymnasium on the Thomas College campus. The book fair is a part of Thomas College Family Weekend and is open to the public. The fair is presented by Books Are Fun, Ltd., a Reader's Digest Company, and North America's leading display marketer of books and gifts. They will offer a q  more

Thomas Students Participate in Out of the Darkness Walk
WATERVILLE, Maine, Oct. 18 -- Thomas College issued the following news release: On October 18 the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will be sponsoring the Out of the Darkness walk. Thomas College students from Professor Jim Chapman's computer science classes along students from Thomas' Psychology Club will be walking, coinciding with thousands of people in similar walks nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives  more

THORNTON ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS
THORNTON, Colo., Nov. 5 -- The City of Thornton issued the following news release: The City of Thornton is now accepting applications for the Thornton Assistance Fund grant. This program financially assists nonprofits that help Thornton residents and families meet their basic needs and enhance their ability to be self-sufficient. Nonprofits with 501(c)3 status that serve the basic needs of food, housing, health and medical and/or human services are encouraged to apply. Program application  more

THORNTON HOSTS 2008 GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN & KINSHIP CARE PROVIDERS CONFERENCE
THORNTON, Colo., Oct. 1 -- The City of Thornton issued the following news release: The City of Thornton hosts 2008 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren & Kinship Providers Conference on Saturday, October 18, from 9 am. - 3 p.m., at the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Blvd. Topics will include: * legal issues * challenging behavior with children * resources for grandparents * taking care of your health Along with the workshops there will be featured s  more

Three Student Life Staff Members Promoted To Associate Deans
DANVILLE, Ky., Aug. 14 -- Centre College issued the following news release: Three members of Centre College's Office of Student Life staff recently were promoted to the position of associate dean. "Sarah, Patrick and Megan are dedicated to making the Centre student experience the best it can be," says Randy Hays, vice president and dean of student life. "The College looks forward to their continuing contributions to the campus community in the coming years." Sarah Scott Hall, director   more

Tickets On Sale Today For Powerade Jam Fest At 2009 Mcdonald's All American Games
MIAMI, Dec. 1 -- University of Miami issued the following news release: Tickets to the 2009 McDonald's All American POWERade Jam Fest went on sale today at 10 a.m. EST through www.Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets and the BankUnited Center box office. Reserved seats for this exciting event are only $15. The proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®) of South Florida. This is the first time in the history of the Games that the POWERade Jam Fest will broadcast live on n  more

TIME SINGLE WORKING MOMS SPEND WITH KIDS SURPRISES RESEARCHERS
COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 25 -- The University of Maryland issued the following news release: "Time poor" single mothers come surprisingly close in the number of hours they spend caring for their children compared to married mothers, and the difference is explained almost entirely by socio-economic factors and the kind of jobs they hold, say University of Maryland sociologists in a new study. The researchers conclude public policy focuses too heavily on the mother's marital status. The study  more

TIMELINE SHORTENS FOR BUDGET REACTION
SHORELINE, Wash., Nov. 20 -- Shoreline Community College issued the following news release: The pace of the state's response to worsening economic news is accelerating and that change is being felt, and responded to, at Shoreline Community College. Just Wednesday, SCC President Lee Lambert updated the college budget committee on the potential impacts of the state's economic situation on the college. In that presentation, Lambert was concerned that the then-apparent timeline could be dramat  more

TOBACCO TOPIC OF PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD HEARING
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 12 -- Portland Community College issued the following news release: The board of directors of Portland Community College will hold a public hearing on the college's recently revised tobacco policy. The board meeting is set for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the auditorium of the Moriarty Building, on the Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St. It is open to the public. College officials announced in June that PCC will go tobacco-free in the fall of 2009. PCC wil  more

Tobacco-Free Kids Mourns the Death of Dr. Ron Davis, Past President of AMA And Longtime Tobacco Control Leader
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids issued the following news release: The nation has lost a truly inspirational public health and tobacco control leader, and many of us have lost a valued friend and colleague, in Ron Davis, M.D., who died Thursday of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Davis, the Immediate Past President of the American Medical Association, has been a tireless advocate in the fight against tobacco use, the nation's leading cause of preventable death, and was   more

TOO MUCH COMMITMENT NOT ALWAYS A HEALTHY FACTOR IN RELATIONSHIPS ACCORDING TO UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCHER
HOUSTON, Nov. 21 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Romantic relationships establish special bonds between partners. Oftentimes, passionate rapport leads to permanent partnerships, and ultimately, the start of families. Sometimes, however, one or both partners place too much emotional weight on their relationship. As a result, men or women may tend to evaluate their self-worth solely based on the outcomes of their romantic interactions. This is what psychologis  more

TOWN COUNCIL AWARDS MORE THAN $77,000 TO LOCAL NONPROFITS
CASTLE ROCK, Colo., Nov. 19 -- The Castle Rock Town Council issued the following news release: Town Council voted Nov. 18 to provide $77,592 in funding to 21 local nonprofits that requested funding for 2009. The annual appropriation to nonprofits is paid through the Philip S. Miller Trust Fund. Taxpayer dollars are not used. Philip S. Miller bequeathed a portion of the proceeds of his substantial estate to the Town, and the Town Council approves expenditures in keeping with a Town goal to   more

TRAFFICKING, HEALTH TOP U.S. AGENDA AT MEETING ON WOMEN'S STATUS
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 5 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: Trafficking and women's health issues are among the priority items for the U.S. delegation at the 52nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). In her remarks at the opening of the session on February 25, Ambassador Patricia Brister, who is leading the U.S. delegation, emphasized the U.S. commitment to fighting human trafficking. The United States, she said, has obligated more than $528  more

TREASURER LOCKYER ANNOUNCES $53.8 MILLION IN GRANTS, LOANS TO ENCOURAGE BROWNFIELD CLEANUP, INFILL REDEVELOPMENT
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 19 -- The California Treasurer issued the following news release: State Treasurer Bill Lockyer announced the award of $53.8 million in grants and loans to clean up polluted sites in 11 counties and pave the way for 32 development projects that will provide more than 7,800 affordable housing units and create at least 39,000 jobs. "Balancing California's economic growth and the health of its environment is crucial for our state's future," said Lockyer. "Too often, th  more

TREASURER LOCKYER COMMENTS ON LEGISLATURE'S FAILURE TO ENACT BUDGET PLAN
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 25 -- The California Treasurer issued the following statement: State Treasurer Bill Lockyer today issued the following statement on the Legislature's failure to enact a budget plan: "Each day that passes without an agreement to balance the budget puts state government tens of millions of dollars deeper in the hole. It appears to my office that the State of California will have enough money to meet the minimum payments constitutionally mandated for our public school  more

TREASURY UNDER SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRSMCCORMICK TO BARCLAYS ASIA FORUM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued the text of the following speech: When I was first asked to speak at Barclay's Asia Forum, I imagined I would be able join you in Singapore. I am sorry to deliver this speech via videoconference, but at least the title of my talk - "Our Economy, a Global Challenge," is more appropriate now than ever. The turmoil that started in the United States has resulted in a fundamental reassessment of risk across the globe, creating credi  more

TREATING OR OVERTREATING HEAD LICE WITH CHEMICALS CAN BE DANGEROUS, WARNS POISON CONTROL CENTER
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 14 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: As students return to school and are routinely checked for head lice, parents are warned to take care in selecting and using the various over-the-counter products sold to treat this condition. "The greatest concern the poison center has is the harm associated with the well-meaning but misguided use of toxic substances to get rid of head lice," said Shannon Holcombe, education coor  more

TREES FOR TEMPE PROGRAM REVIVED
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 28 -- The city of Tempe issued the following news release: After this summer's monsoons devastated Tempe's tree population, the city is reviving Trees for Tempe, a program that aims to replace trees that were damaged or lost due to the storms, and to provide opportunities for Tempe residents and businesses to participate by way of monetary donations or volunteer service. Fresh efforts to restore the program began Saturday morning, Oct. 25, when volunteers from Tempe company  more

Trends Expert Gerald Celente Receives NUHS Honorary Degree
LOMBARD, Ill., Aug. 25 -- National University of Health Sciences issued the following news release: National University of Health Sciences, one of the nation's premier institutions for chiropractic education, recently honored Mr. Gerald Celente, conferring upon him the honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree during its August commencement ceremony in Lombard, Illinois. "Periodically, the University recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in offering notable and invaluable ser  more

TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP HOSTS SYMPOSIUM II EVENT, JULY 9-10
BRIDGETON, N.J., June 18 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: Tri-County Community Action Partnership will host Poverty Symposium II, a two-day event in the George P. Luciano Conference Center at Cumberland County College, July 9 and 10. The event's focus is narrowed to education/employment, health and homelessness. The event's goal is to focus on individual problems, identify and discuss existing resources and arrive at tangible solutions in the short and long term.   more

TRI-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS IMAGINATIVE HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS
LITTLETON, Colo., Nov. 26 -- Arapahoe County issued the following news release: With the holiday season upon us, shoppers are always looking for a unique present, and Tri-County Health Department has some creative suggestions for everyone's gift list. "With everyone watching their budgets, the hot gift trend this year is for eco-friendly, energy-efficient items," states Dr. Richard Vogt, Executive Director of Tri-County Health Department. "It is terrific that saving the environment can als  more

Trinity Gets Gritty in the City
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 9 -- Trinity College has issued the following news release: Trinity College celebrated it's 10th annual "Do It Day" Saturday, helping approximately 50 organizations in the Greater Hartford area as part of Trinity's largest community service events of the year. Despite inclement weather, more than 500 Trinity students, faculty and staff registered on campus, and then hit the streets of Hartford to lend a hand to the surrounding community. Participants wore green and whi  more

Trinity set to Usher in its 185th Year
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 25 -- Trinity College has issued the following news release: The incoming class of 2012, with 594 students, will arrive Thursday, August 28, triggering the start of Trinity's 185th academic year. The first-year students will see a newly renovated Long Walk and other physical changes to the campus. Shortly after moving in, the first-year students will be joined by the upperclassmen, with the first day of classes scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 2. The incoming  more

Trix Elementary To Celebrate National Recognition Award And New School Track!
DETROIT, Nov. 10 -- Detroit Public Schools issued the following news release: On Thursday, November 13th at 11:30am, Trix Elementary School will celebrate the grand opening of their new school track and being recently named the Healthy Schools Program Bronze National Recognition Award winner! Trix Elementary is the only school in Michigan to receive such an honor and is holding an afternoon of fun activities to celebrate being a healthy 'urban success.' The award is given by the Alliance for   more

Two GCS Employees Recognized by Physical Education Association
GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 21 -- Guilford County Schools have issued the following news release: "1, 2, 3, I love P.E.!" These are the words you can hear at the conclusion of each of Vicki Simmons' Adapted Physical Education (P.E.) classes. She is Gateway Education Center's number-one fan and most enthusiastic spokesperson. Her creativity in finding ways to adapt physical activities and encourage inclusive opportunities for students with special needs earned her the 2008 Adapted P.E. Teacher o  more

Two Nursing Faculty Members Each Earn A Doctorate
SIOUX CITY, Iowa, June 30 -- Morningside College issued the following news release: Jacklyn Barber, associate professor of nursing education at Morningside College, and Patricia Graham, assistant professor of nursing education at Morningside, in May each earned a doctorate in education/health professions education from College of St. Mary in Omaha, Neb. Barber has a bachelor's degree from Morningside College and a master's degree in nursing from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. The rese  more

TWO REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC WILL ATTEND A CONGRESS OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS, AUDITORS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following mission press release: Two representatives from the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic will attend a meeting of the Congress of Professional Accountants and Auditors of Russia in Moscow on December 2-4, 2008 with support from the USAID Economic Reforms to Enhance Competitiveness Project (EREC). The agenda of the Congress focuses on experience in applying international accounting standards and t  more

Two Students Honored by Kansas Athletic Trainers Society
NORTH NEWTON, Kan., July 23 -- Bethel College issued the following news release: Two Bethel College students were honored recently by the Kansas Athletic Trainers Society (KATS). KATS awards 1st Team, 2nd Team and Honorable Mention All-Academic honors to undergraduate students in athletic training who have distinguished themselves through outstanding academic achievement in an accredited athletic training education program (ATEP) in the state of Kansas. Kari Thimm, Beatrice, Neb., was o  more

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE FINALIZES LIGHT GOOSE CONSERVATION RULES
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service issued the following press release: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently finalized rules allowing the use of expanded hunting methods and implementation of a conservation order to increase light goose harvest. The regulations have been in place in the Central and Mississippi Flyways on an interim basis since 1999, when the Arctic Tundra Habitat Emergency Conservation Act was passed. The final rule   more

U.S. GOVERNMENT TRANSFERS $250 MILLION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF GEORGIA FOR BUDGET SUPPORT
TBILISI, Georgia, Nov. 21 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: In accordance with the agreement signed on October 22, 2008, in Brussels by USAID (United States Agency for International Development) Administrator Henrietta H. Fore and Minister of Finance of Georgia Nika Gilauri, the United States Government has transferred $250 million to the Government of Georgia for budgetary support. The funds transfer was designed to assist Georgia to quickly respond to the economic shoc  more

U.S. HONORS EIGHT FEMALE CHAMPIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 12 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: Ambassadors and other diplomats, members of Congress and leaders of nonprofit organizations gathered at the U.S. Department of State March 10 to honor eight women who have risked harassment and death to fight for women's rights. "In too many parts of the world, unfortunately, women still struggle for basic rights and liberties in places where discrimination and exploitation and violence against women is   more

U.S. LEADERS CELEBRATE LIFE ON WORLD AIDS DAY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: For World AIDS Day, December 1, United States leaders are calling on Americans to celebrate life and commemorate those who were once dying but are now living and thriving in the fight against the global epidemic of HIV/AIDS. The State Department encouraged its posts to mark AIDS Day 2008 by "celebrating the work of the dedicated men and women in nations affected by HIV/AIDS who are choosing life, saving the lives o  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Connecticut (Dec. 6)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Connecticut. *** Connecticut Inventors Develop Ornamental Design for Electrical Connector ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 5 -- Kenneth M. Kiely of Milford, Conn., has developed an ornamental design for an electrical connector, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office announced. The patent has been assigned to Bridgeport Fittings Inc., Stratford, Conn. The inventor was issued U.S. Patent No. D581,877 on Dec. 2. The origi  more

U.S. SOCIAL WORKER BONNIE MILLER VISITS GEORGIA
TBILISI, Georgia, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: During September 28-October 4, 2008 Ms. Bonnie Miller, a Licensed U.S. Social Worker and Professor of Psychology and Social Work, visited Georgia to carry out training of over 150 Georgian social workers and psychologists working on crisis intervention with victims of the August 2008 Georgia-Russia conflict. Ms. Miller visited IDP shelters in Tbilisi, met with officials of the Ministry of Education and Scienc  more

UM School Of Nursing Receives Special Recognition On Its 60th Anniversary Miami-Dade County Honors UM School Of Nursing And Health Studies On Its Diamond Anniversary For Academic Excellence And Service To Society
CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 13 -- University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies issued the following news release: On its Diamond Anniversary, the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies was honored by Miami-Dade County for its commitment to academic excellence and service to our society. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and the Board of County Commissioners declared Tuesday, October 7, 2008, as University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies 60th Anniv  more

UNITED KINGDOM: WHAT NEXT FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION OF PRESCRIPTION ONLY MEDICINES (POM) TO PHARMACY STATUS (P)?
LONDON, Dec. 4 -- The government of United Kingdom's Medicines and Health Products Control Agency issued the following news release: The Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are holding a joint reception today to celebrate 25 years of switching prescription only medicines (POM) to pharmacy (P). This enables a medicine that has previously only been available on prescription to be sold over-the-counter under the super  more

UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, PARTNERING FOR GROWTH
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: "America is pursuing a clear strategy to bring progress and prosperity to struggling nations all across the world. We're working to increase access to trade and relieve the burden of debt. We're increasing our assistance to the world's poorest countries and using this aid to encourage reform, and strengthen education, and fight the scourge of disease." - President George W. Bush, May 31, 2007 The United States is c  more

UNITED STATES BOOSTS AID FOR HAITI STORM RELIEF TO $29 MILLION
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 -- The U.S. Mission to the United Nations Agencies issued the following news release: The United States has increased the amount of aid it is sending to help Haiti recover from four tropical storms. Of the $9 million in new aid, $2 million is for infrastructure repairs. Because many roads and bridges were wiped out by the storms, the movement of relief supplies has been difficult, especially to remote areas. The other $7 million in new aid will go to the United Na  more

University Assists In Substance Abuse Initiative
VALPARAISO, Ind., July 29 -- Valparaiso University issued the following news release: Valparaiso University's Community Research and Service Center is participating in a new, federally-funded initiative that aims to reduce substance abuse among young people in Porter County. Valparaiso is partnering with other local organizations that collectively received the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and awarded b  more

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES STUDY OFFERS NEW CLUES FOR TREATMENT OF VERTIGO, HEARING PROBLEMS
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 -- The University of California at Los Angeles issued the following press release: A UCLA study shows for the first time how microscopic crystals form sound and gravity sensors inside the inner ear. Located at the ends of cilia - tiny cellular hairs in the ear that move and transmit signals - these crystals play an important role in detecting sound, maintaining balance and regulating movement. Dislodged ear crystals are to blame for the most common form of vertigo. Kno  more

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT RIVERSIDE RICE GENETICIST RECEIVES HIGH HONOR FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec. 1 -- The University of California at Riverside issued the following press release: For their landmark research leading to the development of flood-tolerant rice that can benefit farmers in flood-prone areas worldwide, Julia Bailey-Serres of UC Riverside, Pamela Ronald of UC Davis and David Mackill of the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines will be honored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with the 2008 USDA National Research Initiative D  more

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA CHAMPAIGN SENATE ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 3 MEETING
URBANA, Ill., Nov. 3 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Senate released the following minutes: A regular meeting of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Senate was called to order at 3:15pm on the 3rd floor of the Levis Faculty Center with Chancellor Richard Herman presiding. Approval of Minutes 11/03/08-01 The minutes of the October 6, 2008, Senate meeting were approved. Senate Executive Committee Report Senator Nicholas Burbules (EDUC), Chair of the Sen  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TECH STARTUP WINS $500K GLOBAL SECURITY CHALLENGE COMPETITION
COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 17 -- The University of Maryland issued the following news release: TRX Systems, a company founded by University of Maryland Professor and Associate Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering Gil Blankenship, nurtured in the university's tech company incubator and assisted by the university's Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI), has won first place in the third annual Global Security Challenge (GSC) competition. For winning, TRX Systems receives a $500,000 f  more

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT LOWELL FOR WEEK OF NOV. 10
LOWELL, Mass., Nov. 10 -- The University of Massachusetts at Lowell issued the following press release: This is a notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Office of Public Affairs, 978-934-3224. For more stories, visit www.uml.edu and "UML in the News." Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not intended to be published. Following links to learn what else is going on at UMass Lowell: Medical Device Entrepreneurs   more

University of Miami Continues to Rise in U.S. News & World Report Rankings
CORAL GABLES, Fla., Aug. 22 -- University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies issued the following news release: The University of Miami continues to rise in the nation's most prestigious college rankings. UM is now up to No. 51 in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" rankings. The University, which is in the National Universities category, rose from No. 52 last year--and has moved up 15 spots in just the past six years. The University improved from last year in f  more

University of Miami El Centro Receives Grant from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
CORAL GABLES, Fla., Sept. 24 -- University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies issued the following news release: El Centro, at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, has received a $225,000 grant by its sponsor, the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health. These funds will support a regional seminar series on health disparities related to HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and family and intimate partner violenc  more

University Of Miami School Of Nursing And Health Studies Launches New Doctorate In Nursing Program
CORAL GABLES, Fla., June 3 -- University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies issued the following news release: The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies announces a new Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program to begin in January 2009. The program will prepare expert nurse practitioners to design, administer, and evaluate practice interventions and health care systems with a special focus on reducing health care disparities. Equally important, the program wi  more

University Of Miami School Of Nursing And Health Studies Receives Grant To Expand Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program
CORAL GABLES, Fla., Sept. 17 -- University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies issued the following news release: The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies is pleased to be among the first institutions in the nation to receive funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) through the RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. Grants provided through this competitive program will be used for scholarships to increase the number of students enrolled in  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB TO HOST CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, Dec. 2 -- The University of Northern Iowa issued the following news release: The University of Northern Iowa's School of Music Varsity Men's Glee Club will host its annual Christmas Variety Show at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). Under the direction of Brad Barrett, UNI School of Music professor and conductor, the Varsity Men's Glee Club will perform winter  more

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PHYSICIANS RECEIVES NATIONAL ACCREDITATION
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 25 -- The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: OU Physicians has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation is awarded to organizations which provide the highest quality of care to patients and a safe work environment. Status as an accredited organization means OU Physicians has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care, set by th  more

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE ALLIANCE OF WOMEN PHILANTHROPISTS FUNDS FOUR PROGRAMS
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 24 -- The University of Tennessee issued the following news release: In its debut year, the University of Tennessee Alliance of Women Philanthropists Board of Directors has awarded more than $40,000 to four UT programs. As part of their mission to educate, empower and inspire women to be philanthropic leaders, the board members of the Alliance of Women Philanthropists have established and funded an annual giving circle. The program supports the instruction, research,  more

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AUDIT COMMITTEE TO MEET ON DEC. 2; EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY COMMITTEE TO MEET ON DEC. 3
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Nov. 25 -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga issued the following news release: The audit committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at noon Dec. 2 in Memphis. The meeting will take place in the Dean of Allied Health's conference room in the 930 Madison building at the UT Health Science Center. Agenda items include: * an update by the consultants reviewing the relationship with the University of Tennessee Medical Group  more

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RETAIL, HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM STUDENTS AWARD 'GOLDEN NAPKINS'
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 21 -- The University of Tennessee issued the following news release: A pizza restaurant, a fast food chain, a casual dining establishment, a grocery store chain and a bar/pub were honored Friday with the first Golden Napkin Awards for quality customer service, based on UT students' perceptions. The awards are part of a survey project done by students in a customer service course offered through the Department of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management in the Colle  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON ENDORSE BLUEPRINT FOR GREENER PRINT
ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 5 -- The University of Texas at Arlington issued the following news release: Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, M.D., and University of Texas at Arlington President James D. Spaniolo will showcase local successes on energy and climate solutions at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, and call on President-elect Barack Obama and the incoming Congress to empower greater local action to create green jobs and address climate and energy challenges. The event will be held in the Palo Duro L  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO BREAKS GROUND ON HEALTH SCIENCES, NURSING BUILDING ON NOV. 14
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 14 -- The University of Texas at El Paso issued the following news release: The University of Texas at El Paso will officially break ground on a $60 million facility that will house the College of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing at 11:30 a.m. today, Friday, Nov. 14, in parking lot IC-22, adjacent to the Student Health Center, 2001 Wiggins Dr. The $130,000-square-foot building, at the corner of Sun Bowl Drive and Schuster Avenue, will include classrooms, resea  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO HOLDS VIRTUAL GROUNDBREAKINGS, GRAND OPENING
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 12 -- The University of Texas at El Paso issued the following news release: The University of Texas at El Paso will showcase its aggressive construction program tonight without shovels, hard hats or walking tours. The event will begin with a virtual grand opening of the Bioscience Research Building to include a video tour that highlights the University's newest research-centered facility. That will be followed by a virtual groundbreaking for UTEP's two newest buildings  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO PROGRAMS ADDRESS STATE NURSING SHORTAGES
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 11 -- The University of Texas at El Paso issued the following news release: Nurses are vital to providing quality health care, but more than half the states in the nation have an insufficient number of nurses. In Texas alone, about 20,000 nursing jobs went unfilled in 2007; and that number is expected to rise to more than 70,000 by 2020. The University of Texas at El Paso School of Nursing is helping the Paso del Norte region and the state address the overwhelming need  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH REOPENING ADDITIONAL CLINICS IN DEC.
GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 3 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch issued the following news release: UTMB will reopen more than a dozen additional clinics in December, marking another significant milestone in recovery efforts following damage from Hurricane Ike three months earlier. Most of the clinics will be housed in the University Hospital Clinics building on the university's Galveston campus adjacent to the Emergency Room. These sites join an extensive network of mainland and Galveston   more

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA CENTER FOR APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY PRESENTS 'THE HIDDEN CASUALTIES OF WAR: MOVING TO SOLUTIONS'
PENSACOLA, Fla., Dec. 2 -- The University of West Florida, a component of the Florida state university system, issued the following news release: The University of West Florida Center for Applied Psychology and Naval Hospital Pensacola will co-sponsor the second "The Hidden Casualties of War: Moving to Solutions" Symposium May 7 and 8 at the UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82. The symposium is recommended for community-based mental health professionals, government and unifor  more

University President's Vision Offers Service to Atlanta
ATLANTA, July 16 -- Oglethorpe University issued the following news release: In October 2006 Oglethorpe University officially announced a new initiative to integrate classroom learning with experiences throughout Atlanta, supporting the community while strengthening the university's academic offerings. The Center for Civic Engagement, funded by an anonymous friend who has committed nearly $1 million, will coordinate Oglethorpe's initiatives to support faculty and students in ongoing and new e  more

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM TRUSTEES SUBMIT TWO-YEAR BUDGET REQUEST
ORONO, Maine, Sept. 15 -- The University of Maine System issued the following news release: The University of Maine System Board of Trustees Monday voted to approve a twoyear university budget request for consideration as part of the State's FY10-11 biennial budget package. The university's two-year budget plan is structured on a combination of continuing the System's self-imposed $19.1 million reduction in System-wide operating costs, along with a 4.5 percent annual increase in State appr  more

UPCOMING ISSUES IN THE IOWA SENATE
DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 1 -- Iowa Workforce Development issued the following news release: The Kossuth County Employers' Council (ECI) will be meeting on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Family Table Restaurant, 1320 Hwy 169 N, Algona, Iowa 50511. All employers, human resource personnel, accounting, payroll, and other staff members are invited to attend. The featured speaker will be Senator Jack Kibbie who will address "Upcoming Legislation in the Senate". Senat  more

Update on Trinity's Finances Issued by President Jones
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 31 -- Trinity College has issued the following message: Dear Members of the Trinity Community: I have waited until this fall's Board of Trustees meeting concluded this past weekend to report to our family of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and students regarding the unprecedented global economic turmoil challenging each of us. What follows is a present assessment of the impact this situation has on the College, the immediate and mid-term steps we will pursue, and an   more

UPDATE: PHILIP MANGANO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF U.S. INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON HOMELESSNESS, TO SPEAK AT PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT
MANCHESTER, N.H., Dec. 5 -- The mayor of Manchester issued the following press release: Philip Mangano, Executive Director of U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness; announced on Friday that he will be in attendance and speak at Project Homeless Connect event on Tuesday. In 2007, Mangano was nominated as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People; and in 2006, he was named by Governing Magazine as the first Federal official ever to be honored with its Public Official of the Year Awa  more

URBAN GARDENS CAN IMPROVE ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, PERSONAL HEALTH
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Dec. 2 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Do you ever look at the labels on your groceries to see where they come from? Notice how many items come from overseas? Wonder how much time, money and energy it takes to get them onto the shelf in your local grocery store? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you're not alone. In this age of highly publicized food contaminations, energy anxieties, and global warming, concerns about  more

URUGUAY SEGMENT OF THE 2007 COUNTRY REPORTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 11 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: The Oriental Republic of Uruguay, with a population of approximately 3.4 million, is a constitutional republic with an elected president and a bicameral legislature. In October 2004, in free and fair multiparty elections, Tabare Vazquez, leader of the Broad Front or Frente Amplio (FA) coalition, won a five-year presidential term and a majority in parliament. The civilian authorities generally maintained effe  more

URUGUAY SEGMENT OF THE 2008 INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL STRATEGY REPORT
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 3 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: I. Summary Uruguay is not a major narcotics producing or transit country. However, free trade zones afford relative anonymity for the movement of cargo, including illicit substances. The country's strategic position and its porous land border with Brazil further highlight its vulnerability to drug-trafficking. Another area of concern is increasing local consumption of the highly addictive, cheap cocaine-b  more

US SENATE RESOLUTION ON THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
TBILISI, Georgia, July 14 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: S. RES. 612 Expressing the sense of the Senate that President George W. Bush, President Dmitry Medvedev of the Russian Federation, and other participants in the 2008 Group of Eight (G8) Summit in Toyako, Hokkaido, Japan should work together to foster a more constructive relationship, and that the Government of the Russian Federation should eschew behaviors that are inconsistent with the Group's objectives of   more

USAID ADMINISTRATOR HENRIETTA H. FORE VISITS AZERBAIJAN NOVEMBER 23-26
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following mission press release: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator and Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Henrietta H. Fore will meet with senior government and private sector leaders and visit a range of USAID projects during her November 23-26 visit to Azerbaijan. During her two-day visit to Azerbaijan, Ms. Fore will meet with senior government officials to discuss U.S.-Azerbaij  more

USCCB Applauds Proposed Conscience Regulations From HHS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: Proposed government regulations to protect the conscience rights of health care professionals and institutions drew applause September 12, from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The USCCB commended the regulations in public comments it filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The regulations are based on existing federal statutes, some of which we  more

UTAH GOLD AND SILVER REFINERY SENTENCED FOR CLEAN WATER ACT VIOLATION
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following press release: Johnson Matthey Inc. (JMI), a Pennsylvania corporation, was sentenced today to a $3 million criminal fine for a felony violation of the Clean Water Act by Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, the Justice Department announced. JMI admitted on Sept 3, 2008, to violating the Clean Water Act at its Salt Lake City precious metals refining facility. The Clean Water Act m  more

VA BOOSTS TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENTS, SHARPLY REDUCES DEDUCTIBLES FOR VETS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee issued the following news release: Adhering to Congressional mandate, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced improvements to its beneficiary travel program for veterans who must travel for VA health care. The VA increased the mileage reimbursement rate by 13 cents a mile and cut deductibles by more than half. The improvements were mandated in legislation introduced by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Dani  more

VA CHOOSES SITE FOR NEW MEDICAL CENTER
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 24 -- The city of New Orleans issued the following news release: What: VA Deputy Secretary Gordon Mansfield will join New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and other state, local and federal officials to announce the site of the future New Orleans VA Medical Center. Who: Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gordon Mansfield The Honorable C. Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans Louisiana State University President Dr. John V. Lombardi Louisiana Hurricane Recovery Coordinator Pau  more

VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY ISSUES WORKERS' COMPENSATION DECISION REGARDING N. K. V STATE OF VERMONT, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COMMISSIONER
MONTPELIER, Vt., Oct. 8 -- The Vermont Department of Labor and Industry issued the following workers' compensation decision: N. K. v State of Vermont, Department of Health Commissioner By: Jane Gomez Dimotsis, Esq. Hearing Officer For: Patricia Moulton Powden Opinion No. 36S-08WC State File No. W-05732 APPEARANCES: Chris McVeigh, Esq., for Claimant Andrew Boxer, Esq., for Defendant ISSUE: Should the Commissioner's Order awarding 20% permanent partial disability   more

VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY ISSUES WORKERS' COMPENSATION DECISION REGARDING N. K. V. STATE OF VERMONT ADAM SHERWIN DEPT. OF HEALTH/RISK MANAGEMENT LAW CLERK
MONTPELIER, Vt., Sept. 4 -- The Vermont Department of Labor and Industry issued the following workers' compensation decision: N. K. v. State of Vermont Adam Sherwin Dept. of Health/Risk Management Law Clerk By: Jane Dimotsis Hearing Officer Opinion No. 36-08WC For: Patricia Moulton Powden Commissioner State File No. W-05732 APPEARANCES: Christopher McVeigh, Esq. for the Claimant Andrew C. Boxer, Esq. for the Defendant ISSUE: Should Claimant's present degree of   more

Vernon Neufeld, Bethel's Seventh President, Dies at 88
NORTH NEWTON, Kan., July 22 -- Bethel College issued the following news release: Bethel College's seventh president, Vernon H. Neufeld, died July 18 in Bakersfield, Calif., after a brief illness. He was born April 11, 1920, in Shafter, Calif., one of six children of Nicolai and Justina Neufeld, and raised on the Neufeld family farm west of Shafter. He graduated from Wasco Union High Schools in 1939 and married Ruth I. Neumann Nov. 17, 1940. After working the farm for a few years, Neufel  more

VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY EVENT TO FEATURE INFORMATION ON SUICIDE PREVENTION
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Nov. 7 -- The Duchess County Executive issued the following press release: The 3rd Annual Dutchess County Veterans Appreciation Day will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the Roosevelt Library and Home in Hyde Park. The event will take place from 12pm until 3pm. The Veterans Appreciation Day celebrates all those who have honorably served their country from the Dutchess County area and provides residents an opportunity to say THANK YOU to o  more

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION ISSUES DIRECTIVE REGARDING NATIONAL SMOKING, TOBACCO USE CESSATION PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration issued the following directive: 1. PURPOSE: This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive describes VHA policies and programs relating to the VHA Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation Program. 2. BACKGROUND a. Cigarette smoking is the single greatest cause of preventable illness and death in the United States, contributing to the death of more than 435,000 people each year. Smoking is a know  more

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION ISSUES DIRECTIVE REGARDING RECALL OF DEFECTIVE MEDICAL DEVICES, MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INCLUDING FOOD, FOOD PRODUCTS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration issued the following directive: 1. PURPOSE: This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive establishes policy on recalls involving medical devices, medical products, foods and food products. NOTE: For the purpose of this Directive, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) definition of medical device is used (see subpar. 2d (11)), and medical products (see subpar. 2d (12)) include: drugs, subsist  more

Victory Fund Endorses Ten New Candidates
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund issued the following news release: The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has endorsed ten new candidates seeking public office. The candidates include Rebecca Kaplan, who seeks a seat on the Oakland City Council, and Andrew Martin, who is running for the Nevada Assembly. Kaplan's experience includes work as a civil rights attorney, an outreach consultant protecting Oakland residents from predatory loans and foreclosures, and as an elected Direct  more

VIRGINIA MEDICAL SCHOOL, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS, SENTARA NORFOLK GENERAL HOSPITAL CAMPUSES TO GO TOBACCO FREE
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 1 -- Eastern Virginia Medical School issued the following news release: Three medical institutions in downtown Norfolk will declare their adjoining campuses a Tobacco-Free Environment (TFE) on January 1, 2009. Smoking has long been prohibited inside Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD), Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). However, the Tobacco Free Environment will ban smoking and smokeless tobacco products from all o  more

VIRGINIA TECH, WAKE FOREST BIOMEDICAL TEAM OBTAINS $4.9 MILLION FOR TRAUMA RESEARCH
BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 19 -- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University issued the following news release: A group of nine international car manufacturers and suppliers is awarding $4.9 million to the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Science's Center for Injury Biomechanics, known internationally for its research on trauma and how it affects the human body. The group, the Global Human Body Models Consortium, is funding the Center for Injur  more

VIRGINIA TIDEWATER CONSORTIUM HOSTS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 8 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: The Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education's Substance Abuse Prevention Committee will host Life Choices: A Leadership Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Norfolk Airport Hilton. The conference, which will feature four speakers, is designed for college and military students, campus task force members, counselors, resident assistants and peer educators. The conference  more

VIRTUAL REALITY MAKES PHYSICAL THERAPY FUN
NORFOLK, Va., March 3 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: The School of Physical Therapy at Old Dominion University is teaming with the university's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) and Center for Learning Technologies to give walking-impaired patients a helpful dose of virtual reality. Researchers are using virtual-reality Parisian scenery or a dragon-and-princess fantasy game to encourage therapy patients to extend their workouts on a tr  more

VIRTUAL REALITY MAKES PHYSICAL THERAPY FUN
NORFOLK, Va., March 11 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: The School of Physical Therapy at Old Dominion University is teaming with the university's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) and Center for Learning Technologies to give walking-impaired patients a helpful dose of virtual reality. Researchers are using virtual-reality Parisian scenery or a dragon-and-princess fantasy game to encourage therapy patients to extend their workouts on a t  more

Volunteers Commit To Buxton Free Clinic
STANDISH, Maine, Aug. 28 -- St. Joseph's College of Maine issued the following news release: Saint Joseph's College nursing student Anna Willis of Gorham speaks with a patient over the phone as nursing professor Patricia Leavitt, left, and nursing administrator Lois Hamel, consult about another patient at the Leavitt's Mill Health Center in Buxton. All three volunteer their time at the free clinic, which serves people who lack health insurance. Leavitt Mills Health Center offers general me  more

WALLACE STATE STUDENTS TOUR MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES
HANCEVILLE, Ala., Dec. 4 -- Wallace State Community College issued the following news release: The Psychology and Human Services department at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville recently conducted field trips to various Alabama mental health facilities. Students were able to witness first-hand the tasks involved in jobs pertaining to their psychology or human services majors through visits to Partlow Developmental Center, Taylor-Harden Secure Medical Facility, and Bryce Hospital. I  more

Wartburg To Host Health Fair For Students
WAVERLY, Iowa, Nov. 17 -- Wartburg College issued the following news release: Wartburg College will host a health and wellness fair for students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 in the Hall of Champions of the Wartburg-Waverly Sports and Wellness Center. Businesses and groups from the college and community will share messages about health, wellness and recreation during the event. Topics will include health services, alcohol and drug abuse, disease management, recreational opportuni  more

Washington College to Screen New Lyme Disease Documentary
CHESTERTOWN, Md., Nov. 17 -- Washington College issued the following news release: As natural habitats and animal populations are impacted by humans, unintended consequences often result. Recent decades, for example, have seen a population explosion of deer and rodents in the forests of the eastern U.S. Behind the scenes, they have been accompanied by many more ticks carrying Lyme disease, one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country. For anyone who spends time outdoors, Lyme  more

Washington, DC Program Addresses Critical Issues Concerning Girls: JWI's Brain Power for Girl Power Think Tanks Take on Bullying
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The Jewish Women International issued the following news release: Jewish Women International (JWI) is hosting a Brain Power for Girl Power Think Tank in Washington, DC on Sunday, December 7, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Hilton Washington. Focusing on Jewish girls and leadership, the program will address in-depth the problem of bullying among girls as well as ways families, peers and communities can help girls channel positive uses for "girl power." According to Jew  more

WATER SERVICES DEPARTMENT HELPS SPONSOR DOCUMENTARY TO AIR LOCALLY ON KANSAS CITY PUBLIC TELEVISION , NOV. 13
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 12 -- The city of Kansas City issued the following news release: The Kansas City, Missouri Water Services Department is one of the sponsors that have helped to air a documentary on infrastructure systems. Kansas City Public Television (KCPT) will be airing the 90-minute documentary titled Liquid Assets: the Story of Our Water Infrastructure on Thursday, November 13 at 8 pm and again on Sunday, November 16th at 3 pm. The documentary tells the story of essential infras  more

WE GIVE THANKS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Henry E. Brown Jr., R-S.C. (1st CD), issued the following newsletter: With the Holidays approaching, and Thanksgiving coming up in just a few days, we begin to reflect on the year that is coming to a close. Currently it seems that many of our lives are in flux and our pocketbooks are stretched, yet we must remember that we have many blessings to count. This Thanksgiving, whether your gatherings are large or small, I hope that you will be surrounded by family and fr  more

WE MUST NEVER FORGET, NEVER RELENT IN OUR FIGHT AGAINST AIDS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash. (7th CD), issued the following news release: World Aids Day is a day to bear witness, to celebrate the progress we have made and to re-dedicate ourselves to the fight by telling our own personal stories. When experiences are shared from every corner of the globe, we remind the world of the urgency to act, and we renew our faith in the belief that one day soon we will eradicate the AIDS pandemic. I witnessed the first outbreak of the AIDS pa  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. GOODE, NOV. 26
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., I-Va. (5th CD), issued the following newsletter: Starting November 15th, Medicare beneficiaries will be able to make changes in their health and prescription drug coverage for 2009. The Medicare annual open enrollment season for Part D prescription drug plans runs from November 15 through December 31, 2008. After Congress enacted the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act in 2003, millions of seniors have enrolled in   more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. MORAN, NOV. 24: LEARNING ABOUT SALINA PEDIATRIC CARE CLINIC
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 -- Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. (1st CD), issued the following newsletter: On Friday, I toured the Salina Pediatric Care Clinic to learn about the challenges faced in providing health care to children. Childhood health care is an important topic and I appreciated seeing how it is delivered in a community setting. I discussed with staff at the clinic the importance of Medicaid and S-CHIP funding, the need to reduce obesity levels in children, how services are delivered to minor  more

Weight Lifting Can Help Overweight Children Build Up Their Muscles and Their Self-Esteem
CHICAGO, Nov. 13 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: As childhood obesity rates continue to rise and kids choose to play video games rather than tag and kickball, physicians are looking for new ways to encourage children to incorporate physical activity into their lives. One osteopathic physician (D.O.) is urging her colleagues to recommend weight and resistance training. Marcia E. Whalen, D.O., an AOA board-certified family physician who practices in Ne  more

WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY MAY HELP OBESE WOMEN AVOID PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 -- The University of California at Los Angeles issued the following press release: Obese women who have weight-loss surgery before becoming pregnant have a lower risk of pregnancy-related health problems, and their children are less likely to be born with complications, according to a new study by UCLA and the RAND Corp. Researchers found that women who underwent bariatric surgery and lost weight before becoming pregnant had a significantly lower risk of gestational di  more

WELCOME NEW HIRES
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Jan. 9 -- Northern Arizona University issued the following news release: Northern Arizona University welcomed 25 new employees in November and December. Take a moment to welcome these additions to the NAU family. * Frances Bartlett, Procedures Analyst, University Police * Christopher Boyes, Videographer/Producer, Distance Learning * Kathleen Burdick, Administrative Assistant, Distance Learning * Fredy Cajas, Electrician, Capital Assets * Cheryl Chischillie  more

WELD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ISSUES AGENDA FOR DEC. 1 MEETING
GREELEY, Colo., Dec. 1 -- The Weld County Board of Commissioners issued the following meeting agenda: 9:00 a.m. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL: Commissioner William H. Jerke, Chair Commissioner Robert D. Masden, Pro-Tem Commissioner William F. Garcia Commissioner David E. Long Commissioner Douglas Rademacher MINUTES: Approval of minutes of November 26, 2008 READ ORDINANCE BY TAPE: Read Code Ordinance #2009-01 by tape AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA: PUBLIC INPUT: Each  more

WELD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ISSUES AGENDA FOR NOV. 26 MEETING
GREELEY, Colo., Nov. 26 -- The Weld County Board of Commissioners issued the following meeting agenda: 9:00 a.m. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL: Commissioner William H. Jerke, Chair Commissioner Robert D. Masden, Pro-Tem Commissioner William F. Garcia Commissioner David E. Long Commissioner Douglas Rademacher MINUTES: Approval of minutes of November 24, 2008 AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA: PUBLIC INPUT: Each individual is allowed a three-minute period of time in which t  more

Wendell Berry, 'Prophet of Rural America,' to Visit Oct. 6
ROCK ISLAND, Ill., Oct. 1 -- Augustana College issued the following news release: On Oct. 6 the Quad-Cities community will have a rare opportunity to hear a reading by Wendell Berry, writer, philosopher and farmer. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall. The public is welcome. Called the "prophet of rural America" by the New York Times, Berry has visited the Quad-Cities only once before when he was a guest of the Augustana College department of English in the mid-70s. His upco  more

WEST COVINA CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR NOV. 18 MEETING
WEST COVINA, Calif., Nov. 18 -- The West Covina City Council issued the following meeting agenda: Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Time: 7:00 p.m. INVOCATION Pastor Jimmy Han Good News Chapel PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Councilmember Touhey ROLL CALL Mayor Lane, Mayor Pro Tem Hernandez, Councilmembers Herfert, Sanderson, Touhey REPORTING OUT FROM CLOSED SESSION CHANGES TO THE AGENDA PRESENTATIONS Certificates of Recognition - City Sponsors John Hu  more

WEST COVINA CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR NOV. 4 MEETING
WEST COVINA, Calif., Nov. 4 -- The West Covina City Council issued the following meeting agenda: Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Time: 7:00 p.m. INVOCATION PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Councilmember Sanderson ROLL CALL Mayor Lane, Mayor Pro Tem Hernandez, Councilmembers Herfert, Sanderson, Touhey REPORTING OUT FROM CLOSED SESSION CHANGES TO THE AGENDA PRESENTATIONS Certificates of Recognition Extreme Dance FX Certificate of Recognition Blue Ribbon School Vin  more

West Virginia GOP: A Sad day for West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va., Nov. 24 -- The West Virginia Republican Party issued the following news release: Today is a sad day in the annals of West Virginia history. The passage of Governor Cecil H. Underwood deeply saddens not only West Virginia Republicans but all West Virginians who ever met him or who are familiar with his accomplishments. Remembered as both the youngest and the oldest Governor of his beloved state, Cecil and his devoted wife, Hovah, will also be remembered for the courtliness,   more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE SUBMERSIBLE DEVICE
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 7 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Another example of the real-world, project-based learning provided by Western Kentucky University's Department of Engineering was on display Friday morning. Representatives of the engineering program and the Warren County Rescue Department were on hand at the Preston Health and Activities Center pool to watch WKU seniors Jack Wallace and Kory Liszt demonstrate their remotely operated submersible (R  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY GRADUATE TO DELIVER 2008 LANCASTER-PUCKETT LECTURE
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 7 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Dr. Dwight McKinney will discuss "Biomedical Ethics of Clinical Research" at the 2008 L. Y. Lancaster-Hugh Puckett Lecture Nov. 13 at Western Kentucky University. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. at the Knicely Conference Center at WKU's South Campus. A reception begins at 5 p.m. Dr. McKinney, a WKU graduate, is the 29th lecturer in the series, which includes such notable speakers as Stanley Cohen,  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY HOSTING PRE-CONFERENCE HOSA COMPETITION
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Dec. 1 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: More than 200 students will be at Western Kentucky University on Friday (Dec. 5) for the fifth annual Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) pre-conference competition. The competition is sponsored by WKU's College of Health and Human Services, the South Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Bowling Green High School HOSA chapter and will be in the Downing University Center.   more

What Centre People Are Up To This Summer: Part 2
DANVILLE, Ky., July 31 -- Centre College issued the following news release: As fall edges ever nearer, Centre College students are spending the summer in a variety of places, engaging in innumerable activities--stretching their legs and minds, enhancing their experiences and their bank accounts. Here are just a few ways in which students are spending their summers. (Check out Part 1 here !) : http://www.centre.edu/web/news/2008/summer_part1.html Alice Seal, sophomore, Cincinnati: I've b  more

WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE TO SHOWCASE SUCCESSES IN DEVELOPMENT AID
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Mission to the United Nations Agencies issued the following news release: Despite global financial instability, the United States continues to seek progress in reducing global poverty, confronting disease and promoting economic opportunity in the world's poorest nations. "The United States is staying steady in our commitments," U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Henrietta Fore told reporters October 20. "It is a challenge that w  more

WHITING CENTER CREATES INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE ENDOWMENT AT PENN STATE
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Nov. 25 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Penn State has received $50,000 from the Marjorie Grant Whiting Center for Humanity, Arts and the Environment to support indigenous knowledge studies and activities. The gift will create the Marjorie Grant Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge. According to Ladislaus Semali and Audrey Maretzki, co-directors of the University's Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenou  more

Whitney M. Young Scholars Are Centre Bound
DANVILLE, Ky., June 5 -- Centre College issued the following news release: Whitney M. Young Scholars will be getting a glimpse of what college life is like during their sixth-annual visit to Centre's campus. From June 8 through June 20, rising high school juniors will live in the dorms, attend classes and take part in a variety of social and educational activities on campus and in the community. Click here for photo slideshow. A new activity for the program this year will be participation   more

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT DIABETES
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 -- Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y. (17th CD), issued the following newsletter: Dear Friends, America is facing down a growing health risk as the number of Americans living with diabetes continues to rise. Nearly 24 million children and adults currently have the disease and another 57 million are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three children (nearly one in two minorities) born since 2  more

Women Activists: Unyielding In Their Defense of Rights
NEW YORK, Nov. 29 -- Amnesty International issued the following news release: No-one said defending human rights was easy. Activists can face threats, intimidation and even death for the work they do. In the case of women who defend human rights, and those who uphold women's rights and demand gender equality, the risks can be even greater. On the International Day of Women Human Rights Defenders - 29 November - in particular, we celebrate the commitment of these defenders to uphold the who  more

WOMEN LIKELY TO MISCARRY IF EXPOSED TO CIGARETTE SMOKE
Washington, Dec. 06 -- (IANS) Women exposed to cigarette smoke, either as adults or children, are more likely to face fertility problems and suffer miscarriages. An analysis of more than 4,800 non-smoking women showed those who were exposed to cigarette smoke six or more hours a day as children and adults, faced a 68 percent greater chance of facing difficulties in getting pregnant and suffering one or more miscarriages. "These statistics are breathtaking and certainly point to yet another  more

Women Voters Bring Clean Sweep, NOW Applauds Historic Win
MAYFIELD, Va., Nov. 4 -- The National Organization for Women issued the following statement: Statement from NOW President Kim Gandy Tonight's historic win by Barack Obama and Joe Biden is truly a victory for women and girls in the United States and around the world. After eight years of the Bush administration slashing away at women's and civil rights, shredding social services, and favoring ideology over science, women voters cleaned house today. We believe Obama-Biden will be the most  more

WOMEN'S GYMNASTISC ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS FOR 2008 SEASON
TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 15 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The Sun Devil Women's Gymnastics team will feature many promotions this upcoming season, including discounts for groups, Gymnastics Club Night and the second annual UNO's Flip for the Cure. The season will also feature the annual Sparky's Kids to College Night, a Women's Heart Health Awareness Meet, a special night for dance teams and four post-meet autograph sessions. The home season kicks-off on Friday,  more

WOODLAND PARK CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR AUG. 21 MEETING
WOODLAND PARK, Colo., Aug. 20 -- The Woodland Park City Council issued the following meeting agenda: CITY COUNCIL AGENDA 6:00 PM PLEASE SIGN IN TO SPEAK ON A PARTICULAR AGENDA ITEM 1. CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL 2. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(e) Conference with City Attorney to receive legal advice on results of Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Facility Inspection of Meadow Wood Park Improvements. 3. 7:00 PM RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING AND PLE  more

WOODLAND PARK CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 16 MEETING
WOODLAND PARK, Colo., Oct. 15 -- The Woodland Park City Council issued the following meeting agenda: 7:00 PM PLEASE SIGN IN TO SPEAK ON A PARTICULAR AGENDA ITEM TELLER COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH WILL BE HOLDING A FLU SHOT CLINIC IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS BETWEEN 6:00 AND 7:00 PM. COST: $25 (MEDICARE ACCEPTED) 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 4. CEREMONIES, PRESENTATIONS & APPOINTMENTS: (Public comment not necessary) A. Presentation by Greater Woodland Park Chamb  more

WOODLAND PARK PLANNING COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF AUG. 14 MEETING
WOODLAND PARK, Colo., Aug. 14 -- The Woodland Park Planning Commission issued the following meeting minutes: 7:00 PM I. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL Chairman Morrison called the meeting to order at 7:00PM. Commissioners in attendance were Morrison, Hartsfield, Dimmett, Harvey, Millard, Rollinger, and Schenk. Staff present were Brush, Riley and Weien. Absent commissioners were Scott and Ullo. II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING The minutes of the Ju  more

WORKSHOP TEACHES BUSINESSES HOW TO WORK WITH CITY
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 6 -- The city of Kansas City issued the following news release: The City of Kansas City, Mo., is hosting the "How to Conduct Business with the City" workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the Biery Auditorium at the Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave. The workshop is being conducted by the Aim4Peace program, an initiative of the City Manager's Office, and the Procurement Division of the General Services Department. At the workshop, City staff will review the request for  more

WORLD AIDS DAY IS DECEMBER 1
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 24 -- The Wyoming Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services issued the following EMS Update: The Wyoming Department of Health's HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis Program is working together with Laramie County Community College, the Wyoming Health Council, the University of Wyoming, family planning clinics, local public health offices and community-based organizations to promote World AIDS Day activities on December 1. "This year marks the 20th anniversary for World   more




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