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Florida State Newsletter Newsletter for Sunday January 11, 2009


Florida State Newsletter Newsletter for Sunday January 11, 2009 ( 284 items )  

#21 Saint Rose Punches Final Four Ticket To Tampa
WEST CHESTER, Pa., Nov. 23 -- The College of St. Rose issued the following news release: Sophomore midfielder Amanda Deck broke a 2-2 tie with just over 10 minutes remaining to propel The College of Saint Rose women's soccer team to a 3-2 victory in a national quarterfinal contest in the 2008 NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Championship this afternoon at Farrell Field on the campus of West Chester University. The win allowed the Golden Knights to punch their ticket to the "Final Four" in Tamp  more

'OPERATION TELE-PHONEY' DEFENDANT SETTLES COMMISSION CHARGES
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following press release: The Federal Trade Commission has successfully settled the second of 13 complaints brought as part of the multi-agency "Operation Tele-PHONEY" law enforcement sweep in May 2008 against deceptive telemarketers and the companies they operated throughout the United States. In the settlement announced today, defendant Robert James Fischbach, who allegedly deceptively marketed advance-fee credit cards to cons  more

2008 BASEBALL SEASON OUTLOOK
UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich., Feb. 13 -- Saginaw Valley State University issued the following press release: The Saginaw Valley State University baseball team has begun practices for the season and is looking to come out strong and improve on what was already an impressive record from the 2007 season. The Cardinals finished last year with an impressive 34-14 record and earned a berth in the NCAA Great Lakes Region playoff. On top of that, junior Scott Roy was named GLIAC Pitcher of the Year after  more

2008 Hometown Heroes Show Commitment To Service
ELON, N.C., Nov. 4 -- Elon University issued the following press release: Four people who make a difference in the lives of others were honored Nov. 3, 2008, in the 15th Annual "Hometown Heroes" awards ceremony at Elon University. Freshmen class officers selected the honorees for "making a positive difference by touching lives and strengthening their home communities." Honorees were nominated by freshman students and chosen by the class officers. A recognition celebration took place in McK  more

2008 NCC Held at TPC Sawgrass
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8 -- The Club Managers Association of America issued the following news release: The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is pleased to report the 6th annual CMAA National Club Championship presented by Cadillac took place on November 15 -17 at TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, home of THE PLAYERS Championship. This year's tournament brought more than 100 golfers from 18 different states to compete for the right to be National Club Champion. Also, CMAA was  more

Actor, Writer Dan Hoyle Appears in Award-Winning Solo Show Tings Dey Happen
BRONXVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 13 -- Sarah Lawrence College issued the following news release: San Francisco-based actor and writer Dan Hoyle will present his third solo show Tings Dey Happen at Sarah Lawrence College on Saturday, November 22, at 8 p.m. in the Reisinger Auditorium. Tings Dey Happen tells the story of Hoyle's experiences in Nigeria studying that country's complicated--and dangerous--oil industry and its political fallout. This event is free and open to the public. For more information  more

ADMINISTRATOR FOGARTY NAMED DEAN AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
BURLINGTON, Vt., April 10 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: University of Vermont College of Medicine faculty member and administrator John P. Fogarty, M.D., who served as Interim Dean of the College from 2006 to 2007, has been appointed Dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine, the university announced today. Fogarty will assume the new post August 8. Fogarty, 58, joined UVM in 1995 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine a  more

Albany Law to host 21 Law Schools for National Moot Court Competition
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 19 -- Albany Law School issued the following news release: Twenty-four teams from 21 law schools around the country have registered to participate in the 21st Annual Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition, to be held at Albany Law School from Feb. 26 to 28, 2009. Each year the competition focuses on emerging and controversial issues in family law. Teams of two to three current law students compete in both written and oral advocacy skills, and th  more

Alum Focuses On Afterschool Programs
GENEVA, N.Y., Nov. 24 -- Hobart and William Smith Colleges issued the following news release: Reinaldo Llano '99 learned firsthand the importance of the support children receive in afterschool programs. For the past four years, the Hobart graduate has put his efforts into expanding the availability of, and the means for, such programs. After working for 10 years at Time Warner, Llano left to become the director of corporate community relations at Bright House Networks. "I'm responsibl  more

Alumni Association Names Award Winners
ASHLAND, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: The Ashland University Alumni Association will bestow its annual recognition awards during the 2008 Homecoming Reunion and Awards Brunch on Oct. 5 at 9:30 a.m. in Myers Convocation Center. The program will feature eight award recipients and is open to all alumni and friends. Those planning to attend are asked to call the AU Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (419) 289-5082. During the program, Bob Troop   more

Anderson Cooper To Speak At Elon On April 7
ELON, N.C., Dec. 30 -- Elon University issued the following press release: Anderson Cooper, CNN news anchor and host of "Anderson Cooper 360°" will appear at Elon University on April 7, 2009, conducting a question-and-answer discussion with students at 2 p.m. and delivering a special lecture at 4 p.m. in Koury Center's Alumni Gym. Cooper will discuss current events, drawing on his extensive experience covering major news stories around the globe. Since joining CNN in 2001, he has covered H  more

Anti-racist Writer and Activist Tim Wise to Speak at Mount Union November 6
ALLIANCE, Ohio, Nov. 1 -- Mount Union College issued the following news release: Wise, a prominent anti-racist writer and activist, will speak on Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m. in the Mount Union Theatre. Wise has spoken in 48 states and on more than 400 college campuses and has contributed essays to more than twenty books. He has provided training to teachers, physicians and medical industry professionals as well as corporate, government, entertainment, military and law enforcement offi  more

Antioch University McGregor Constitutes Board Of Trustees
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, Dec. 1 -- Antioch University McGregor issued the following news release: Antioch University McGregor in Yellow Springs, announces that Phillip L. Parker, CAE, CCE, has accepted the appointment as charter Chairman of the Antioch University McGregor Board of Trustees. "I'm very excited," Parker stated, "to begin the next chapter of the Antioch McGregor journey. McGregor is well positioned for great new initiatives. We have a new campus facility, we are searching for a n  more

APPROVAL OF PROPOSAL BY MONTE DE PIEDAD
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- The Federal Reserve Bank issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced the approval of an application by Monte de Piedad y Caja de Ahorros San Fernando de Huelva, Jerez y Sevilla, Seville, Spain, to establish a representative office in Miami, Florida. Attached is the Order relating to this action. Attachment: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/orders/orders20081219a1.pdf (27 KB PDF)  more

Aquinas-Luther Conference To Be Held Oct. 31
HICKORY, N.C., Oct. 10 -- Lenoir-Rhyne University issued the following press release: The sixteenth annual Aquinas-Luther Conference will be held at Lenoir-Rhyne University Oct. 31. The conference is presented by Lenoir-Rhyne University's Center for Theology. It is free and open to the public. This year's topic is "Preparation for Pastoral Ministry/Priestly Formation." The Roman Catholic perspective will be presented by the Rev. Jay Scott Newman, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Gre  more

ARCADIA MILL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE TO HOST ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
PENSACOLA, Fla., Jan. 8 -- The University of West Florida, a component of the Florida state university system, issued the following news release: West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. has announced that the Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site, located in Milton, will host their Annual Open House March 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will showcase the history and archaeology of Arcadia Mill's significant past, as well as the culture of Northwest Florida. The event is free and open to the p  more

ARKANSAS PSC REPORTS FILING IN MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 11 -- The Arkansas Public Service Commission reported the following filing: Docket: 06-050-R Style: IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE, L.P. TO INITIATE A RULEMAKING TO ADOPT THE REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGNATION AS AN ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER AS SET FORTH IN 47 C.F.R. Sections 54.201(d), (e), (f), (g), (h) and (i), 54.202 and 54.209. Electronic: True Open: False Company Name Docket Role Southwestern Bell Telephone, L.P  more

ARKANSAS PSC REPORTS FILING IN MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE TO INITIATE A RULEMAKING TO ADOPT THE REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGNATION
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 9 -- The Arkansas Public Service Commission reported the following filing: Docket: 06-050-R Style: IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE, L.P. TO INITIATE A RULEMAKING TO ADOPT THE REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGNATION AS AN ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER AS SET FORTH IN 47 C.F.R. §§ 54.201(d), (e), (f), (g), (h) and (i), 54.202 and 54.209. Electronic: True Open: False Company Name Docket Role Southwestern Bell Telephone, L.P. Initi  more

ARKANSAS PSC REPORTS FILING IN MATTER OF THE PETITION OF COMCAST OF ARKANSAS, FLORIDA, LOUISIANA, MINNESOTA, MISSISSIPPI, TENNESSEE FOR REVIEW OF THE COMPANY'S 2008 AD VALOREM TAX ASSESSMENT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 9 -- The Arkansas Public Service Commission reported the following filing: Docket: 08-106-TD Style: IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF COMCAST OF ARKANSAS, FLORIDA, LOUISIANA, MINNESOTA, MISSISSIPPI, TENNESSEE, INC. FOR REVIEW OF THE COMPANY'S 2008 AD VALOREM TAX ASSESSMENT Electronic: True Open: True Company Name Docket Role Comcast of AR/FL/LA/MN/MS/TN, Inc. Initiating Party APSC General Staff Party File Date/Time Description 3:52:00 PM 7/9/2  more

ARSENAULT PLANS FOR APRIL RETIREMENT
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 18 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: When Kathy Arsenault started her career with the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library in 1982, Bayboro Hall was its home and the digital age was in its infancy. Her position as a Collection Development Librarian gave her the responsibility of ordering new items for the library catalog, and she didn't take it thinking that she would one day lead the library as its first dean. However, when the director pos  more

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR BRICE RECEIVES HONOR FOR MULTICULTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 2 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Alejandro Brice, PhD, associate professor of secondary education, English for speakers of other languages, received the Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The association has more than 130,000 members. This award recognizes distinguished achievement and contributions by American Speech-Langue-Hearing Asso  more

Autobiographical Installation Offers Stimulating Social Commentary At The New Esther Massry Gallery
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 12 -- The College of St. Rose issued the following news release: The Esther Massry Gallery at The College of Saint Rose presents "Holes of Truth," large paintings on photographs, works on paper, hanging and freestanding sculptures and installation elements by New York artist Judith Page. Included are selections from three bodies of work and a new installation, a series of portraits painted on pages of "Plutarch's Lives." "Judith Page: Holes of Truth," opens Sunday, Novem  more

BACH EARNS PSAC EAST MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF WEEK
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., Jan. 5 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: East Stroudsburg University senior forward Chris Bach has been named the PSAC East Men's Basketball Player of the Week after averaging 23.5 points and 8.8 rebounds over four games for the Warriors. He is also the ABC Trophy, Inc. Athlete of the Week at ESU. Bach (Levittown/Harry S Truman) led the Warriors in scoring and rebounding in all four games, posting at least 18 points and seven boards in  more

Barton College Named a 'Best in the Southeast' by The Princeton Review
WILSON, N.C., Aug. 6 -- Barton College issued the following press release: Barton College is one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review. The New York City-based education services company selected Barton as one of 139 institutions it recommends in its "Best in the Southeast" section on its web site feature "2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region." "We are very pleased to be recognized with this regional distinction," said Dr. Norval C. Kneten  more

BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOS AVAILABLE
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 6 -- The University of Florida issued the following news release: Beginning tonight, visit www.urel.ufl.edu/production/photography/multimedia.html for a photo slideshow of events surrounding the BCS National Championship football game in Miami. New images will be posted periodically through Thursday night. The No. 2 Gators will attempt to capture their second national championship title in three years with a win over No. 1 Oklahoma on Thursday at Dolphin Stadium in  more

BLOOMSBURG'S COOPER NAMED PLAYER OF YEAR BY TOUCHDOWN CLUB OF SOUTH JERSEY
BLOOMSBURG, Pa., Dec. 11 -- Bloomsburg University issued the following news release: Bloomsburg University junior corner back Jesse Cooper (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township) has been named the Division II Player of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Southern New Jersey. The Touchdown Club of Southern New Jersey was organized in 1968 to provide recognition to football players, cheerleaders, coaches and training personnel that hail from the southern New Jersey region. Cooper emerged as one o  more

BOB FLEMING TO RECEIVE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
MINNEAPOLIS, June 9 -- University of Minnesota issued the following news release: The University of Minnesota will present alumnus, retired Mayo Clinic chief administrative officer and hockey leader Robert Fleming with an Outstanding Achievement Award on Tuesday, June 10, at Eastcliff, 176 North Mississipi River Blvd., St. Paul. The Outstanding Achievement Award is conferred upon graduates or former students of the U of M who have attained unusual distinction in their profession or in public   more

BOMBARDMENT OF FORT BARRANCAS DEC. 31
GULF BREEZE, Fla., Dec. 9 -- The National Park Service's Gulf Islands National Seashore issued the following press release: Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Jerry Eubanks announced today a program to commemorate the 147th anniversary of the "Bombardment of Fort Barrancas" on Friday, December 31 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center in Gulf Breeze, Florida. The 45-minute auditorium program is free of charge. On November 22 and 23, 1861 and on again on   more

BUTLER IS AN AUTHOR OF U.N. REPORT WITH BLUNT WARNING ABOUT COASTAL MISMANAGEMENT
NORFOLK, Va., June 5 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Marine ecologist Mark Butler of Old Dominion University is one of the authors of a worldwide coastal management assessment that warns of a looming disaster if communities and countries do not cooperate to stop the degradation of marine environments. The report was released Wednesday, June 4, at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The strongly worded assessment was prepared by experts affiliated with th  more

BUTTERWORTH TO CHAIR TASK FORCE ON CHILD PROTECTION
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 11 -- The Florida Department of Children & Families issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Children and Families will hold a meeting of the Task Force on Child Protection tomorrow in Ft. Lauderdale. The Task Force was established in July 2007, by then Secretary Bob Butterworth, to examine the gaps that existed in Florida's child protection system. In recent weeks, Secretary George Sheldon has expanded the scope of the Task Force and appointed Butt  more

Cahoon Receives 2008 Distinguished Service Award at MOC
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C., Nov. 26 -- Mount Olive College issued the following news release: James Cahoon of Columbia received the 2008 Distinguished Service Award at Mount Olive College's Annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend. The award, presented by Barry Whitley of Florida, an MOC alumnus and former college roommate of Cahoon's, was given for participation and leadership in activities which promote the advancement of Mount Olive College. "James Cahoon was a great roommate," Whitley stated, "but more  more

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY BAKERSFIELD'S SMITH WINS JIM SPOONER MEMORIAL AWARD
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Dec. 17 -- California State University Bakersfield issued the following press release: CSUB baseball freshman outfielder/first baseman Stuart Smith has been selected as the inaugural winner of the Jim Spooner Memorial Award, presented by Baseball Factory. The award, presented to the Baseball Factory player who best exemplifies sportsmanship, teamwork, strong character, hustle and leadership, has been created in an effort to honor Coach Jim Spooner, who passed away in S  more

Campbell Names New Stadium For Barker, Lane
BUIES CREEK, N.C., Sept. 2 -- Campbell University issued the following press release: The Fighting Camels played their first football game in over 50 years and marked another landmark event on Saturday, August 30. President Jerry M. Wallace and the Board of Trustees of Campbell University dedicated the new football stadium to the families of Fuqua-Varina entrepreneurs Bob Barker and Dr. Don Lane during halftime activities. "Today I am Campbell proud," said Wallace. "The Barkers and Lanes h  more

Campbell's Taylor Named Outstanding Math Educator
BUIES CREEK, N.C., Nov. 11 -- Campbell University issued the following press release: One of Dr. Jerry Taylor's heroes is 18th century physicist Sir Isaac Newton, the man who discovered gravity and developed the science of mechanics. Both Newton's and Taylor's mathematical careers spanned almost 50 years. And though the two are centuries apart, they share something in common, a dedication to excellence. On Oct, 31, Taylor, who retired from Campbell University's Math Department in 2007, receiv  more

Campus Remembers Harrison
HICKORY, N.C., Nov. 21 -- Lenoir-Rhyne University issued the following press release: Harrison Kowiak, sophomore student from Tampa, Florida, was an important member of our campus community. Please honor him and his family by leaving a comment below. To read an account of Thursday's celebration of Harrison's life, click here. (You will be redirected to HickoryRecord.com). You may also read a memorial for Harrison from his hometown newspaper by clicking here.http://legacy.com/TBO/Obituaries.as  more

CANCER-RELATED PROTEIN MAY PLAY KEY ROLE IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 27 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: The cancer-related protein Akt may profoundly influence the fate of the tau protein, which forms bundles of tangled nerve cell fibers in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, reports a new study led by researchers at the University of South Florida and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. The findings may provide another piece of the puzzle in figuring out how tau proteins can poison nerve c  more

Chessed Club Comedy Night Raises $4,068 for Special-Needs Summer Camp
NEW YORK, Dec. 1 -- Yeshiva University issued the following news release: It was a night full of jokes for a serious cause when over 300 students from several universities in New York City attended a comedy night fundraiser for Camp HASC, the summer program run by the Hebrew Academy for Special Children. The event in on YU's Wilf Campus raised $4068 through student donations and ticket sales. "It was amazing how many people came out to support this incredible organization," said Eden Glase  more

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER ALEX WARNS ANNUITY FRAUDSTERS: TOUGHER LAWS NOW ON BOOKS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 1 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink's 2008 legislative push to target agents using predatory annuity practices against seniors today results in tougher penalties for fraudsters in Florida. Effective January 1, 2009, SB 2082 strengthens the fines against agents who target Floridians using fraudulent annuities sales practices. The legislation also makes it a third degree felony to   more

CLARION EDGES EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL, 75-74
CLARION, Pa., Jan. 3 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Senior forward Chris Bach had a career-high 30 points one game after matching his previous best with 28, but Clarion pulled out a 75-74 win over East Stroudsburg University in PSAC men's basketball crossover action on Saturday afternoon. The loss is the third straight for the Warriors (6-4), who dropped a pair of games against strong competition at Florida Southern's holiday tournament last week. ESU was  more

CLIENT-BASED PROJECTS TAKE STUDENT SKILLS INTO THE COMMUNITY
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 16 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: From publishing newsletters for a local Boy Scout troop to authoring a grant application to help victims of domestic violence, students in a technical communications class developed professional skills while helping advance the missions of community agencies. Jill McCracken, PhD, assistant professor of English, incorporated civic engagement into the coursework by having students work in groups and se  more

College of Arts and Sciences Adds Faculty
ASHLAND, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Nine new faculty have joined the Ashland University College of Arts and Sciences. Appointed were Gabriel Bartlett, visiting assistant professor of history/political science; Dr. Paul Cao, assistant professor of computer science; Dr. Edith Foster, assistant professor of history; Dr. Karen Hartman, assistant professor of communication arts; Angelina Herin, assistant professor of theatre; Emily Hess, instructor of h  more

Commercial Real Estate Development Contributes Significantly to Nation's Economy
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties issued the following news release: In today's unstable economy - with frozen credit and capital markets and policymakers poised to act on key issues - understanding the significant economic contributions made by the commercial real estate development industry is more valuable than ever. The NAIOP Research Foundation has issued a report that details the tremendous impact commercial real estate development h  more

Communion Partners Initiative Expands To Provide 'Relational Fellowship'
NEW YORK, June 3 -- The Episcopal Church issued the following news release: A group of 13 diocesan bishops working on a modified version of the "episcopal visitors" concept announced May 30 that Archbishop Valentino L. Mokiwa of Tanzania will join archbishops Bernard Ntahoturi of Burundi and Drexel Gomez of the West Indies in serving as "Communion Partner Primates." "I understand Communion Partners to be a voluntary and informal association of bishops and now other clergy who wish to shar  more

COMMUNITY CHORUS GROUP SEEKS MEMBERS
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 18 -- Valencia Community College issued the following news release: Voices of Valencia, a nonprofessional community/student choral ensemble of Valencia Community College, is looking for new members as it heads into the spring term. Anyone can join the group and no auditions are required. The ensemble will be working on a show called That 70's Choir, which will feature top 40 music from each year of the 1970's. Starting January 13, the group will meet every Tuesday ni  more

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Countries Names New President and CEO
PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 19 -- The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties issued the following news release: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties announced today that after an extensive national search Leslie Lilly has been unanimously named President and CEO by its Board of Directors. Lilly will serve as the second President and CEO in the Community Foundation's history, succeeding Shannon Sadler Hull who has served as the Community Foundation's chief ex  more

COMPETITION CHALLENGES STUDENTS THROUGH GIS DISCOVERY
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 17 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Hundreds of 4th to 9th grade students competed at USF St. Petersburg's GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in the Campus Activities Center. Students were challenged by interactive GIS activities including a GPS Treasure Hunt, a Google Earth Search for Olympic Champion Michael Phelps and an activity to track hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean through the use of Arc Explorer. See more at www.stpt.usf.edu/gisda  more

Congressman-Elect Alan Grayson to Attend Harvard Conference for Newly Elected Members of Congress
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 1 -- The campaign of Alan Grayson, the Democratic nominee in Florida's 8th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Newly elected member of Congress Alan Grayson (FL-8) will join thirtynine other new U.S. Representatives from states across the country at the Institute of Politics (IOP) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University for a conference focusing on exercising leadership in Congress and the issues that they will face.   more

Connecticut Police Chiefs Association Adopts Alarm Ordinance
IRVING, Texas, Nov. 10 -- The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association issued the following news release: Recognizing the need to reduce requests for police response to baseless alarm activations, Glen Mowrey of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) appeared before the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) to discuss initiatives begun by several states to manage and reduce the number of false burglar alarm activations. CPCA then tasked their Private Security Committee to develo  more

COPH NAMES 2008 FLORIDA OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN PUBLIC HEALTH
TAMPA, Fla., April 2 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Miami-Dade County Health Department Administrator Lillian Rivera, RN, MSN, PhD, has been named the Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health for 2008 by the University of South Florida College of Public Health. The College bestows the award each year to a woman whose career accomplishments and leadership have contributed significantly to the field of public health in Florida. Rivera was honored at  more

COPH RESEARCHER HELPS DEFINE GENOME SEQUENCE OF MALARIA PARASITE
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 13 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: University of South Florida global health professor John Adams, PhD, contributed to a major international research initiative comparing the genome of the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax with other sequenced Plasmodium genomes. Comparing similarities and differences between parasites' genomes can help determine genetic targets for new drugs and vaccine development. The comparative analysis of P. viv  more

CRIMINOLOGY COURSE TAKES STUDENTS INSIDE MILITARY JUSTICE
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 18 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Criminology Program Director and Associate Professor Jackie Schneider, PhD, recipient of a Center for Civic Engagement grant this semester, used her grant funds to expand practical applications for students in her Military Justice course. She traveled to the Judge Advocate General's Legal Center in Charlottesville, Va. where she met Major S. Charles Neill, lead prosecutor in the Abu Ghraib justice pr  more

DEAN MACLEAN NAMED INTERIM ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR PRIMARY CARE
BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 15 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: University of Vermont College of Medicine Dean Frederick Morin III, M.D., today announced the appointment of Charles MacLean, M.D., associate professor of medicine, as interim associate dean for primary care. Dr. MacLean will replace John Fogarty, M.D., who left UVM to become dean at Florida State University College of Medicine. MacLean will maintain his faculty appointment and role as research director   more

Defiance College's McMaster Symposium Keynote Speaker Announced
DEFIANCE, Ohio, Nov. 11 -- Defiance College issued the following news release: Internationally recognized for her pioneering research in forests canopy ecology, Dr. Margaret Lowman will provide the opening keynote for the 2009 McMaster Symposium on April 2, 2009. The theme for the McMaster Symposium is "Humanity at the Crossroads: Challenges to Sustainable Community Development," and runs April 2 - 4 on the campus of Defiance College. Lowman pioneered the science of canopy ecology. For 30  more

Denison Bluegrass Ensemble Presents Fall Concert
GRANVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- Denison University issued the following news release: The Denison Bluegrass Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Directed by Mark Wade, trumpet instructor, and Casey Cook, bluegrass instructor, the ensemble plays a blend of traditional Appalachian, country bluegrass and progressive acoustic music. In this free concert, both directors will join 17 students, who are a mixture of violinists, violists, mandolin play  more

DINERS AT IRONHORSE OASIS DINING FACILITY WELCOME NEW EXPANSION
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Nov. 27 -- The U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division issued the following news release: By Sgt. Whitney Houston MND-B PAO Soldiers and leaders of the 4th Infantry Division and Multi-National Division - Baghdad, along with civilian contractors, gathered at the Ironhorse Oasis dining facility on Camp Liberty to participate in the grand opening and dedication of the facility's newly completed expansion Nov. 26. The Ironhorse Oasis is frequented by thousands of Soldiers and c  more

DIRECTOR OF OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY BURWELL NAMED CAMPUS POLICE CHIEF
NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 15 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Following a nationwide search, Old Dominion University has named Rudolph (Rudy) Burwell to the position of director of the Office of Public Safety and chief of police. The appointment became effective Aug. 10. Burwell, who served as ODU's assistant chief for the past five years, is a 30-year veteran of the Norfolk Police Department, where he served in the first and second patrol divisions, K-9 unit and eme  more

DISTRICT TO HOLD HOG HUNT AT DEEP CREEK PRESERVE
BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Dec. 29 -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Deep Creek Preserve will be the site of a hog hunt Jan. 9-11. The tract will be temporarily closed to the public and only permitted hunters will be allowed on the property during these days. The property is located south of Peace River Street and east of Kings Highway in DeSoto County. The hunt is one of a series of hog hunts   more

Doane Selects Director of Career Development
CRETE, Neb., Aug. 20 -- Doane College issued the following news release: Doane College has chosen Eric Vaughn, most recently a residence hall director at State University of New York College at Oswego, as its new Director of Career Development. Vaughn said his experience working in resident life the last few years has helped him focus clearly on his target audience - students. Vaughn, who received his Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from State University of New York C  more

DRAFT FIRE MANAGEMENT PLAN 2009
GULF BREEZE, Fla., Dec. 8 -- The National Park Service's Gulf Islands National Seashore issued the following press release: The National Park Service (NPS) has completed and is seeking public comment on a Draft Fire Management Plan for Gulf Islands National Seashore as mandated by the NPS Wildland Fire Management Guidelines. Fire Management Plans are developed to ensure that firefighter and public safety are not compromised while meeting resources management objectives for the site. The Seash  more

EEOC, CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE SIGN MEDIATION PACT
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following press release: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Cracker Barrel) today announced the signing of a Universal Agreement to Mediate (UAM) to informally resolve workplace disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) prior to an EEOC investigation or potential litigation. The UAM applies to 56 Cracker Barrel establishments throughout Flo  more

EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD ISSUES DECISION REGARDING C.G. AND DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FEMA, LINCOLN, NEB.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employees' Compensation Appeals Board issued the following decision: C.G., Appellant and DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, Lincoln, NE, Employer Docket No. 08-1434 Appearances: Case Submitted on the Record Appellant, pro se Office of Solicitor, for the Director DECISION AND ORDER Before: COLLEEN DUFFY KIKO, Judge MICHAEL E. GROOM, Alternate Judge JAMES A. HAYNES, Alternate Judg  more

EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD ISSUES DECISION REGARDING D.C. AND U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, MAIN POST OFFICE, BURLINGTON, IOWA
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employees' Compensation Appeals Board issued the following decision: D.C., Appellant and U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, MAIN POST OFFICE, Burlington, IA, Employer Docket No. 08-1431 Appearances: Case Submitted on the Record Appellant, pro se Office of Solicitor, for the Director DECISION AND ORDER Before: ALEC J. KOROMILAS, Chief Judge DAVID S. GERSON, Judge COLLEEN DUFFY KIKO, Judge JURISDICTION On April 15, 2008 ap  more

EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD ISSUES DECISION REGARDING E.H. AND U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, POST OFFICE, BALTIMORE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employees' Compensation Appeals Board issued the following decision: E.H., Appellant and U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, POST OFFICE, Baltimore, MD, Employer Docket No. 07-2266 Appearances: Oral Argument September 4, 2008 Appellant, pro se No Appearance, for the Director DECISION AND ORDER Before: DAVID S. GERSON, Judge MICHAEL E. GROOM, Alternate Judge JAMES A. HAYNES, Alternate Judge JURISDICTION On September 5, 20  more

EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD ISSUES DECISION REGARDING J.R. AND DEPARTMENT OF NAVY, NAVAL BASE, NEW LONDON, CONN.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employees' Compensation Appeals Board issued the following decision: J.R., Appellant and DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, NAVAL BASE, New London, CN, Employer Docket No. 08-872 Appearances: Case Submitted on the Record Appellant, pro se Office of Solicitor, for the Director DECISION AND ORDER Before: ALEC J. KOROMILAS, Chief Judge DAVID S. GERSON, Judge JAMES A. HAYNES, Alternate Judge JURISDICTION On February 4, 2  more

ENCOUNTER WITH RED TWIG DOGWOOD
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 1 -- The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture issued the following news release: Winter landscapes are often bleak, but that is easily remedied. Of the many plants that can brighten up cold gray days, among my favorites is a much underused group of plants referred to as red twig dogwoods. My first encounter with a red twig dogwood was when I was just learning about ornamental plants. A dear friend of mine took me to see her friend's garden. This sweet ol  more

ENERGY STAR PLAQUE TO BE UNVEILED ON COUNTY CENTER BUILDING
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 6 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news release: Hillsborough County's County Center and County Annex Court building in downtown Tampa have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's prestigious ENERGY STAR, which is the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. Commercial buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR use an average of 40 percent less energy than typical buildings and release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the   more

Enrollment Trends Position Cedarville for Global Impact
CEDARVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 23 -- Central State University issued the following news release: As the new school year begins, Cedarville University expects new students to benefit from strong enrollment and increased diversity. Rather than a decline in new-student enrollment, as economic pressures would forecast, Cedarville has seen numbers remain firm. After receiving a record-high number of admissions applications, this stability was no surprise. By mid-August, the campus was teaming with t  more

EPA, UVM'S GUND INSTITUTE TEAM UP
BURLINGTON, Vt., July 10 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: A new partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) and the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont will help decision makers more accurately determine the costs and benefits of actions that alter ecosystem services - the goods and services of nature such as clean air and water, erosion and flood control, soil enr  more

Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries Consultation Meets In Taiwan
NEW YORK, June 16 -- The Episcopal Church issued the following news release: Participants at the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries Consultation, held June 6-10 in Kaoshiung, Taiwan, were challenged to "go in peace to love and serve the Lord" in the context of cities of the United States and throughout the whole globalized world and become ministers of reconciliation in a broken world and a broken church. "It is not an accident that almost all the churches and ministries of Asian Americans a  more

Episcopal Youth Set To Gather In San Antonio
NEW YORK, July 3 -- The Episcopal Church issued the following news release: High-school aged young people -- nearly 850 strong -- from across the Episcopal Church are headed to San Antonio, Texas for the 2008 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE), which will take place July 8-13 on the campus of Trinity University. The youth delegates will be accompanied by 318 adult chaperones and resource persons. "This event is going to have something to satisfy everyone," said Zibby Allen, from All Saint's Epis  more

Exhibits and Lectures by Emerging Artists Showcase Visual Arts at Sarah Lawrence
BRONXVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 10 -- Sarah Lawrence College issued the following news release: A solo exhibition by Karlos Carcamo will be on view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center's Barbara Walters Gallery from October 16 through November 13. An opening reception will be held October 16 from 5-6:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the Public. For more information please call 914-395- 2355 or e-mail cstayrook@slc.edu. Gallery hours are: M - F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and S/S 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Karlos C  more

Experienced Grounds Supervisor Joins College's Physical Plant
MARIETTA, Ohio, Oct. 1 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: When Jeffry White came on board at Marietta College's Physical Plant in early September, he brought with him nearly 30 years of experience in grounds maintenance and management. "I am excited about the opportunity to serve as Supervisor of Grounds at Marietta College," White said. The position was left vacant when David Lane retired earlier this summer. "I'm delighted to have Jeff on board," said Fred Smith  more

Faculty Member Gives Presentation
HICKORY, N.C., Nov. 7 -- Lenoir-Rhyne University issued the following press release: Dr. Adelia Ruiz, assistant professor of Spanish at Lenoir-Rhyne University, recently gave a presentation at a conference hosted by Florida International University's Center for International Business Education. Her presentation was titled, "Language for Business: New Perspectives on Developing a Language for Business Course." The conference was presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain and was s  more

FDIC BOARD APPROVES LETTER OF INTENT TO SELL INDYMAC FEDERAL
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued the following news release: On Wednesday December 31, 2008 the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) signed a letter of intent to sell the banking operations of IndyMac Federal Bank, FSB, Pasadena, California, to a thrift holding company controlled by IMB Management Holdings LP, a limited partnership. The FDIC's Board of Directors approved the agreement to sell IndyMac Federal to the investor group. "The current   more

Federal Contracts Awarded by Federal Agencies in Florida (Jan. 10)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The following federal contracts were announced by federal agencies based in Florida. *** $80,420 Federal Contract Awarded to Coastal Helicopters WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- Coastal Helicopters Inc., Panama City, Fla., won an $80,420 federal contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Panama City, Fla., for helicopter services for test support. Contacts: Stacy Figlinski, 850/235-5842; or Tammy Bair, 850/636-6115. *** $9.7 Million Federal Contract Awarded to Hydroid   more

Federal Contracts Awarded to Companies in Florida (Jan. 10)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The following federal contracts were announced by federal agencies as having been awarded to companies operating in Florida. *** $104,725 Federal Contract Awarded to Aviation Plus WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- Aviation Plus Inc., Miami, won a $104,725 federal contract from the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for engine instruments. Contacts: Sharon Cook, 256/876-2170, sharon.cook@us.army.mil; or Jeanie Clark, 256/842-6126. *** $27,002 Federal Contract A  more

FIVE FINALISTS SELECTED FOR VACANT CLACKAMAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SEAT
OREGON CITY, Ore., Dec. 31 -- The Clackamas County government issued the following news release: Five candidates have been selected as finalists for the open commissioner seat in Clackamas County, it was announced Wednesday. The finalists were chosen by members of the Board of County Commissioners from among more than 100 applicants for the open seat. The finalists are: Bob Austin, Mayor of Estacada and a former Deputy Director of Fish and Wildlife for the Bonneville Power Administration.   more

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY'S CHARLES E. SCHMIDT COLLEGE OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE LAUNCHES PILOT HIGH SCHOOL HEALTHCARE INITIATIVE
BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 19 -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science has established a pilot medical outreach program designed to increase the opportunities in the health-science field for high school students. The Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science Healthcare Outreach Program will offer sophomores in high school with a des  more

Florida Dems: Thurman: Sansom's Resigning From NFSC 'Too Little, Too Late'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news release: With embattled Speaker Ray Sansom announcing his resignation from Northwest Florida State College, Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman released the following statement: "Today, Speaker Ray Sansom took a good first step in lifting the ethics cloud that has been lingering over the Florida House during his time as Speaker by leaving his part-time, $110,000 job at Northwest Florida State College but   more

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH JOINT INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST IN FORT PIERCE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 24 -- The Florida Department of Health issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Health's (DOH) South Florida Unlicensed Activity (ULA) Unit announced that their joint investigation with the Fort Pierce Police Department (FPPD) has led to the arrest of Alexander Encarnacion for the alleged unlicensed practice dentistry which is a third degree felony and punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a $5000.00 fine upon conviction. On Friday, Dec  more

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH JOINT INVESTIGATION LEADS TO FEDERAL SEARCH WARRANT IN MIAMI
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 31 -- The Florida Department of Health issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Health's (DOH) South Florida Unlicensed Activity (ULA) Unit announced today that their joint investigation with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Miami Dade Police Department's Medical Crimes Unit (MDPDMCU) has led to the execution of a federal search warrant at a Miami birthing facility. The target of the search warrant, the Miami Maternity  more

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY BOWER SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENTS FACULTY RECITAL JAN. 16 FEATURING VOTAPEK, CLARINET, BARON, PIANO
FORT MYERS, Fla., Jan. 9 -- Florida Gulf Coast University, a component of the Florida state university system, issued the following news release: The Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University presents a faculty recital featuring Paul Votapek on clarinet and Michael Baron on piano, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16 in the Student Union ballroom. The concert is free and open to the public. The program includes works by Brahms, von Weber and many others. Votapek, instructor of clarin  more

FLORIDA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS TO PRESENT 'AN EVENING OF DANCE'
PALATKA, Fla., Dec. 1 -- St. Johns River Community College issued the following news release: Florida School of the Arts will present "An Evening of Dance" December 4 - 6 at 7:30 p.m. and December 7 at 2:30 p.m. on the FloArts Main Stage Theatre. FloArts is located on the Palatka Campus of St. Johns River Community College. Admission is $5, and the public is invited to attend. The performance is a collection of 12 works that includes tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop and modern dances choreographed   more

FOOTBALL HOSTS ADAMS STATE IN 2008 HOME-OPENER
CEDAR CITY, Utah, Sept. 2 -- Southern Utah University issued the following news release: Southern Utah's football team opens its 2008 home schedule Saturday when the Thunderbirds host Adams State College in a 6:00 p.m. game at Eccles Coliseum. The Thunderbirds (0-1, 0-0 GWFC) will be looking to bounce back against the Division II Grizzlies following a 41-7 setback last week at Air Force. SUU will particularly be looking to get the offense cranked up after a talented and disciplined Falcon   more

FOOTBALL TRAVELS TO MISSOULA FOR MATCH WITH MONTANA
CEDAR CITY, Utah, Sept. 12 -- Southern Utah University issued the following news release: Southern Utah's football team heads back on the road this week, traveling to Missoula, Mont., for a match-up with Montana. SUU is facing a team with the nickname Grizzlies for the second straight week, but this week's No. 3/5 Montana Grizzlies promise to provide a significantly sterner test than last weeks Division II Adams State Griz. The Thunderbirds (1-1, 0-0 Great West) bounced back from a season-  more

Forbes Ranks Marietta College In Top 30 Percent Of U.S. Colleges
MARIETTA, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: A new college ranking released this week by Forbes.com ranks Marietta College in the top 30 percent of "America's Best Colleges." Forbes has named Marietta America's 168th Best College. The rankings include 569 of the roughly 4,000 undergraduate institutions. The standing lands Marietta between the University of Florida (167) and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (169). Leading the rankings are Princeton, Californ  more

Former Board Chair Dies
URBANA, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- Urbana University issued the following news release: John W. Keller, 85, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, attended by family and friends at Mt. Carmel West's Palliative Care Unit in Columbus, Ohio. John was a respected educator, retired US Air Force pilot and pilot instructor, and a life-long Swedenborgian. He was born June 23, 1923, in Monroe, Louisiana, son of Albert M. and Mayme Harris Keller of Wilmot, Arkansas, his home town. After finishing high school in Wilmot, he   more

FORMER MISS FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY BROWN SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2009 MISS BLACK U.S.A. PAGEANT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 9 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Kimberly Brown, a Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduate and former Miss FAMU 2005-2006, was recently selected as the reigning Miss Black Alabama USA 2009. She will serve in the Miss Black U.S.A. Pageant in August 2009 in Washington, D.C. Competing in this National Pageant will give Kimberly an opportunity to vie for $20,000 in scholarship funds, whic  more

FOUNDING CHAIR OF ONCOLOGIC SCIENCES NAMED
TAMPA, Fla., May 5 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Pathologist Lynn Moscinski, MD, has been named chair of the new Department of Oncologic Sciences at USF Health, a department that provides the academic home for faculty physicians and scientists who work at Moffitt Cancer Center. Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, dean of the College of Medicine and vice president for USF Health, made the appointment with William S. Dalton, MD, PhD, President, CEO and Center Dir  more

Four Performances Scheduled For 2008-09 Esbenshade Series
MARIETTA, Ohio, Oct. 14 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marietta College's long-running Esbenshade Series is back in 2008-09 with four outstanding performances that were just announced by Dr. Daniel Monek, series organizer. All events begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the Alma McDonough Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Ellen Kushner begins the Series with a performance of her Esther: The Feast of Masks on Nov. 11. This unique event joins the biblical tale of Es  more

FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA HOPE HOUSE FOR EATING DISORDERS
TAMPA, Fla., March 3 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: The University of South Florida Hope House for Eating Disorders will hold its 2nd Annual Fundraiser, 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 7, at the Lions Eye Institute in Ybor City, 1410 N. 21st Street. The hot jazz ensemble Impromptu will entertain with live music, and hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Pane Rustica Bakery & Café. The evening will include a spectacular live auction with trips to Colorado, Hil  more

GAMECOCKS DOWN LONGWOOD TO FINISH 2-0 AT LADY OSPREY HOLIDAY CLASSIC
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 18 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Jacksonville State held off a second half rally by Longwood University to earn a 50-42 win in game three of the Lady Osprey Holiday Classic on Thursday afternoon at UNF Arena. The Gamecocks went 2-0 in the Classic to improve to 3-7 overall heading into the Christmas break. Longwood, who defeated, host North Florida on Wednesday, fell to 4-5 on the season. Jax State's defense held Longwood t  more

Gardner-Webb Graduate Produces Christmas Production
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C., Dec. 8 -- Gardner-Webb University issued the following news release: Almost four years ago, Nathan Rouse ('02 GWU graduate) was sitting on a Florida beach reading The Magnificent Defeat by minister and Pulitzer prize-nominated author, Frederick Buechner. As an actor, these essays inspired Rouse to create a production based on the chapter, "The Birth." For the third consecutive year, Rouse will perform "The Birth: A Reflective Celebration of the Coming of Christ" four  more

GLOBAL THREAT REDUCTION INITIATIVE: REDUCING NUCLEAR THREATS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration issued the following fact sheet: On May 26, 2004, the National Nuclear Security Administration established the Global Threat Reduction Initiative. GTRI, as it is known, works to identify, secure, remove and/or facilitate the disposition of high risk vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials around the world, as quickly as possible, that pose a threat to the United States and the international co  more

Go Trojans
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C., Oct. 29 -- Mount Olive College issued the following news release: Mount Olive College spirit will soon be amplified as the largest cheerleading squad in recent school history hits the court just in time for basketball season. Sixteen members strong, the squad has spent much of this fall fine tuning their routines in preparation for the games ahead. Training has included extra time spent in the gym to build stamina and tone muscles for the very intense, up-beat routine t  more

GORTON'S SEAFOOD RECALLS 6 CRISPY BATTERED FISH FILLETS DUE TO POSSIBLE ADULTERATION
GLOUCESTER, Mass., Feb. 29 -- The California Department of Health Services issued the following press release: Gorton's Seafood, based in Gloucester, Mass., is voluntarily recalling one frozen seafood product with a specific date code because the product may have been adulterated with pills. While there has been only one isolated case of adulteration and no reports of illness from the product, the company is taking this action as a precautionary measure. The following product is subject t  more

GOV. CRIST ANNOUNCES DRAPER DEAL INCLUDING R&D CENTER AT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
TAMPA, Fla., July 28 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Governor Charlie Crist and Draper Laboratory's CEO Jim Shields today announced Cambridge, Mass.-based Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., one of the world's leading independent research and development laboratories engaged in applied research, engineering and development, will be establishing a BioMEMS R&D Center at the University of South Florida in Tampa and a Multi Chip Module (MCM) Center in St.   more

GOV. MARTINEZ TO ATTEND GRANDDAUGHTER'S COMMENCEMENT
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 8 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: When Lydia Keen, granddaughter of former Florida Gov. Bob Martinez, graduates from USF St. Petersburg on Sunday, Dec. 14, she and her classmates will hear a few words from her grandfather - the man she says taught her the meaning of determination. Having a Florida governor for a grandfather influenced Keen to take her education seriously and seek out her professional passion. "My granddad is a hard  more

GRAD STUDENT EARNS TOP TEACHER AWARD
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 18 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Will White, a history graduate student who has taken most of his classes at USF St. Petersburg through the Florida Studies program, earned the Pinellas County Social Studies Teacher of the Year award from the Florida Council for the Social Studies. White teaches American History at Boca Ciega High School and credits his experience in graduate school for helping him become a better teacher. "I thin  more

GRAMBLING STATE TABS RICK DUCKETT AS NEW HEAD MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH
GRAMBLING, La., May 15 -- Grambling State University issued the following news release: Rick Duckett, formerly of the University of South Carolina and a previous NCAA Division II South Atlantic Coach of the Year, is the new head men's basketball coach at Grambling State University, Director of Athletics Troy Mathieu announced on today. The hiring is pending approval of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. "Coach Duckett is a proven tactician who has worked wi  more

GREAT YEAR FOR FRESNO STATE: A LOOK BACK ON 2008
FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 31 -- California State University Fresno issued the following press release: One National Championship, four WAC Championships, seven All-Americans, a National Coach of the Year, the announcement of two new sports and the WAC Commissioners Cup is just a small list of what went on in Fresno State Athletics in 2008, making it one of the greatest year's in the history of the University. Below we will take a look month-by-month as to how the exciting year unfolded. Januar  more

GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE ANNUAL PARK PASS AVAILABLE
GULF BREEZE, Fla., Dec. 24 -- The National Park Service's Gulf Islands National Seashore issued the following press release: Superintendent Jerry Eubanks announced today that the 2009 Gulf Islands National Seashore Annual Park Pass is now available for a cost of $25. This pass, which makes an excellent gift for frequent visitors, allows the purchaser unlimited free entrance to the Seashore during the 12-month period following its purchase. Currently entrance fees are only being charged at the  more

Hall of Fame to Induct 1958 Team
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 24 -- Franciscan University of Steubenville issued the following news release: Marking the 50th anniversary of the Baron basketball team that earned the title "Number One Small College Basketball Team in the U.S." from the United Press Board of Coaches, Franciscan University of Steubenville will induct the players and coach of that 1958 team into the Baron Hall of Fame on Friday, December 5, 2008. "Of all Baron athletic teams, the 1958 basketball champs certainly s  more

HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT JOHNSON SELECTED AS COMMISSIONER FOR SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES, SCHOOLS
CLYDE, N.C., Jan. 6 -- Haywood Community College issued the following press release: Haywood Community College President Dr. Rose Johnson was recently elected as a new commissioner for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Commissioners are responsible for determining policy and guiding the accreditation process. The election of new commissioners was made at the SACS-Commission on Colleges Annual meeting held in early December in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Johnson will serve a thr  more

Here Comes The Sun! FPL's Next Generation Solar Energy Center To Be World's First Hybrid Solar Plant, First Utility-Scale Solar Facility In Florida
INDIANTOWN, Fla., Dec. 2 -- FPL Group, Inc. issued the following news release: Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp and local community leaders joined officials of Florida Power & Light Company here today to break ground on FPL's Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center, which will be the world's first hybrid solar energy plant and the first utility-scale solar facility in Florida. With Florida and the nation facing the twin challenges of climate change and energy security, FPL's new 75-megawatt Mart  more

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COMMISSIONER FERLITA JOINS STATEWIDE EFFORT TO PUT IN PLACE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 2 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news release: Hillsborough County Commissioner and neighborhood Pharmacist Rose Ferlita will be a speaker at the Governor's Statewide Awareness Day on Prescription Drug Monitoring Program at St. Petersburg College on January 6, 2009. Ferlita, who has been a pharmacist for more than 40 years, is ramping up local efforts in support of state legislation that will make the dispensing of prescription drugs safer for all. "This i  more

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY OFFERS AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUNDS
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 5 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news release: Hillsborough County's Affordable Housing Department is currently seeking qualified non-profit and for-profit organizations to apply for funding to build or rehabilitate affordable housing in the County. The funds will be awarded through a Request for Proposal process and requires attendance at a mandatory workshop for some of the funds. These funds are not a part of the recently-approved federal Neighborhood Stabili  more

HIT A HOLIDAY HOMERUN WITH A BASEBALL CAMP FOR KIDS
PALATKA, Fla., Dec. 1 -- St. Johns River Community College issued the following news release: St. Johns River Community College is offering a holiday baseball camp for youths and teens. SJRCC's head baseball coach Ross Jones, along with the Viking baseball team, will coach three camps on the Palatka Campus Tindall Field. Jones is a former pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the University of Florida's baseball team. For ages 8 -12, a camp is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 20 from 1  more

Honors Program Sets Lecture on Autism
ASHLAND, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: The Ashland University Academic Honors Program will host a lecture by Paula Durbin-Westby, regional director for the East Coast of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), on Nov. 3. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall of AU's Schar College of Education. Paula Durbin-Westby Durbin-Westby will present "Autism, Literature and Popular Culture: The Curio  more

HPU Professor Presents Paper At National Conference In Florida
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21 -- High Point University issued the following news release: Dr. David Bergen, chair of the Human Relations, Sociology and Nonprofit Studies Department and associate professor of human relations at High Point University, recently presented a paper at the National Society of Experiential Education in Orlando, Fla. Bergen presented a paper titled "360-Degree Feedback as a Peer-based Tool for Enhancing Experiential Education." "Feedback as an outcome of service-l  more

HUTCHINSON TO BE INDUCTED INTO E. STROUDSBURG HALL OF FAME
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., Oct. 3 -- Bloomsburg University issued the following news release: East Stroudsburg University will induct five All-American student-athletes, the first women's soccer championship team in PSAC history, and the winningest coach at any division in NCAA history into the university's Athletic Hall of Fame on Homecoming Day, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. The 2008 Athletic Hall of Fame class includes All-Americans Bob Seagraves '79, Mike Reichenbach '84, Jack Goldowski '85, Vic  more

Inauguration Program To Give St. Bonaventure Students Behind-The-Scenes Perspective On Politics
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Dec. 16 -- St. Bonaventure University issued the following news release: Earlier this fall when 14 St. Bonaventure students signed up for a special Washington, D.C., academic seminar about the new presidential administration, they didn't even know who the 44th president of the United States was going to be. It didn't matter; they knew it was going to be an opportunity of a lifetime. For 10 days in January, the students will participate in a unique course that will ex  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA ON DEC. 30: HOMESTEAD PRODUCE FIRM, OWNERS PLEAD GUILTY TO CHARGES RELATED TO IMPORTATION OF PRODUCE CONTAMINATED WITH ILLEGAL PESTICIDES
MIAMI, Dec. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of Florida issued the following press release: R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Anthony Mangione, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Investigations, Miami Field Office, Lee Huttenbach, Special in Charge, Southeast Region, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Inspector General, S  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA ON DEC. 30: LEADER OF $10 MILLION MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN PRISON
MIAMI, Dec. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of Florida issued the following press release: R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Jonathan I. Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Alex Hager, Acting Commissioner, State of Florida, Office of Financial Regulation, and Henry Gutierrez, Postal Inspector in Charge, United States Postal Inspection Service, announced today   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA ON JAN. 5: BROWARD ACCOUNTANT, CFO CHARGED IN TAX FRAUD SCHEME
MIAMI, Jan. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of Florida issued the following press release: R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Nathan J. Hochman, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department's Tax Division, Eileen Mayer, Chief, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, and Jonathan I. Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced the unsealing of   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA ON JAN. 5: FOUR DEFENDANTS CHARGED IN $1 BILLION INVESTOR FRAUD
MIAMI, Jan. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of Florida issued the following press release: Eric I. Bustillo, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida on this case, and Jonathan I. Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), announced today the Indictment of defendants Joel Steinger, a/k/a Joel Steiner, Steven Steiner, a/k/a Steven Steinger, Michael McNerney, and Anthony Livoti, Jr.   more

INJECTION OF HUMAN UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD HELPS AGING BRAIN
TAMPA, Fla., March 10 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: When human umbilical cord blood cells (UCBC) were injected into aged laboratory animals, researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) found improvements in the microenvironment of the hippocampus region of the animals¡¦ brains and a subsequent rejuvenation of neural stem/progenitor cells. Published online at BMC Neuroscience (www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2202/9/22), the research presented the   more

INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES DEAN NAMED INTERIM SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR AGRICULTURE
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 5 -- The University of Florida issued the following news release: Larry Arrington, dean and director of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension, has been named interim senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, UF President Bernie Machen announced today. Arrington succeeds Jimmy Cheek, who in October was named chancellor of the University of Tennessee. Arrington will assume his new position Jan. 12. "Lar  more

INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES, WOLFSONIAN-FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 -- The Institute of Museum & Library Services issued the following press release: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and The Wolfsonian-Florida International University (The Wolfsonian-FIU) announce open registration for the 2009 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World. The free conference takes place February 26-27, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with a pre-conference workshop on February 25. For i  more

IOWA BOARD OF REGENTS ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 1 MEETING
DES MOINES, Iowa, May 1 -- The Iowa Board of Regents issued the following minutes: Bonnie Campbell Present Jenny Connolly Present Robert Downer Present Jack Evans Present Michael Gartner Absent Ruth Harkin Present Craig Lang Present David Miles Present Rose Vasquez Present Staff Members Andrea Anania, Andy Baumert, Brad Berg, Mark Braun, Marcia Brunson, Tim Cook, Sheila Doyle, Tom Evans, Diana Gonzalez, Joe Murphy, Joan Racki, Keith Saunders, Patrice Sayre,   more

IVF PROGRAM EXPANDS INFERTILITY SERVICES TO SARASOTA
TAMPA, Fla., April 8 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: The University of South Florida IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology Program has opened an office in Sarasota. USF IVF - Sarasota offers individualized, patient-centered infertility and reproductive endocrine care. The scope of treatment encompasses in vitro fertilization, donor egg and other third-party reproductive options, intrauterine insemination, advanced reproductive surgery, a growing fertility pr  more

J. LIN DAWSON NAMED GRAMBLING STATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
GRAMBLING, La., Nov. 12 -- Grambling State University issued the following news release: Grambling State University President Dr. Horace A. Judson has announced the appointment of J. Lin Dawson as the new Director of Athletics at Grambling State University, effective immediately. Dawson brings a wealth of experience to Grambling State as the Kinston, N.C. native has held significant roles in higher education and business settings where he has been a professional athlete, entrepreneur, grad  more

Jack Hanna Brings the Wild to Cedarville
CEDARVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 10 -- Central State University issued the following news release: The Greene County Public Library is sponsoring the most well-known zoo director in history, Jack Hanna, at Cedarville University. Hanna will present his show, "Go Wild With Jack Hanna," on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. The Greene County Public Library is coordinating "Go Wild" as a community event to encourage wildlife education and conservation. Advance tickets are sold at the library branches, at the   more

JACKSONVILLE STATE JUNIOR EFEZOKHAE, WILEY EARN ALL-TOURNAMENT LAURELS
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 19 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Jacksonville State junior Jolie Efezokhae and freshman Brittany Wiley were named to the Lady Osprey Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team released by the University of North Florida on Friday. The Gamecocks defeated Texas A&M Corpus Christi 48-45 on Wednesday and Longwood University, 50-42 in Thursday to win the Classic. The two wins also gave Head Coach Becky Geyer her 250th career win. Efezok  more

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL RANKED IN TOP 25 IN FINAL POLLS
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Dec. 24 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Jacksonville State finished 22nd and 23rd in the final Football Championship Subdivision college football polls. The Gamecocks finished tied for second in the Ohio Valley Conference with an 8-3 overall record after winning its final three game to finish 22nd in the FCS Coaches final poll and 23rd in The Sports Network final poll. Jax State was one of two Ohio Valley Conference teams to fini  more

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S HOOPS SET TO PLAY IN LADY OSPREY HOLIDAY CLASSIC
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 16 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Jacksonville State will close out the Holiday portion of the 2008-09 schedule this Wednesday and Thursday battling Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Longwood University in the Lady Osprey Classic on the campus of the University of North Florida. The Gamecocks open the Classic against Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Wednesday at 4 p.m. central and will play Longwood University on Thursday also at 4 p.m. c  more

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY'S BEN TOOTLE NAMED FIRST-TEAM PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN
STARKVILLE, Miss., Dec. 16 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Jacksonville State's Ben Tootle becomes the first player in Ohio Valley Conference history to be named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason All-America first team, which was released on Tuesday by the NCBWA. Tootle, a native of Oxford, helped Jacksonville State to the 2008 Ohio Valley Conference regular-season Championship with a Conference-record 23-4 mark. He was re  more

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY'S BEN TOOTLE NAMED LOUISVILLE SLUGGER PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERCIAN
TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 23 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Jacksonville State's Ben Tootle has been named to the Louisville Slugger All-American team, which was released on Tuesday by Collegiate Baseball. The Oxford High School product was the only player from the State of Alabama and the Ohio Valley Conference named to the pre-season All-American squad after making the second-team. He recently became the first player in OVC history to earn first-team pre-s  more

Jeremy Franklin: In God, Family and Football He Trusts
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 18 -- Johnson C. Smith University issued the following news release: The Scoop on Slim: * Favorite Food: My mother's Shepherd's Pie * Dessert: I love oranges * Color: Black * Zodiac Sign: Gemini * NFL Team: San Diego Chargers * Movie: Any Given Sunday * Car: Grand Marquis * Quote: Great great great grandmother Ruby Lee, who is still alive at 96 years old: "Keep on, Keeping On" * Interesting fact about y  more

JOHNS HOPKINS NEUROSURGEON SPEAKS AT MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LUNCHEON
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 9 -- The University of North Florida issued the following news release: One of the nation's foremost physicians and scientists Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr. will be the featured speaker at the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon. He will discuss "Take the Risk: A Rational Approach to Taking Risks." The scholarship luncheon, presented by the University of North Florida's Intercultural Center for PEACE, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p  more

JOIE CHITWOOD III TO LEAD HIGH-POWERED LINEUP AT INDIANA LOGISTICS SUMMIT
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 9 -- The Ports of Indiana issued the following news release: Who better to deliver the keynote speech in the most high-powered, fast-paced Indiana Logistics Summit to date than Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Joie Chitwood III? Chitwood will join a lineup of experts in transportation, distribution and logistics at the sixth annual Logistics Summit hosted by the Ports of Indiana and Purdue University on Nov. 12 in Indianapolis. A complete list of speakers is availab  more

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER - MOFFITT HEALTH AT YOUR LIBRARY
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 2 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news release: The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative proudly presents Knowledge is POWER (KIP) on Saturday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, in Ruskin. KIP promotes healthy lifestyles by providing cancer awareness education and wellness tips and works to unite communities and empower Florida residents to take ownership of their health. The event will include hea  more

KOLB, PAKHOMOV OF BIOELECTRICS CENTER ARE ELECTED TO POSTS IN INTERNATIONAL SOCIETIES
NORFOLK, Va., June 25 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Juergen Kolb and Andrei Pakhomov, two researchers at Old Dominion University's Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, have been elected to important positions in international science and engineering societies. Kolb, assistant professor at the Reidy Center, became a member May 30 of the Power Modulator and High Voltage Committee of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society. The IEEE, wh  more

Lady MOCS in Nationally Televised Game
LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 22 -- Florida Southern College issued the following news release: For Florida Southern's Sunshine State Conference basketball doubleheader at Barry on Saturday, Jan. 10, the FSC Athletics Department has 100 tickets available for sale for fans interested in attending the games. Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens/students and $2 for children under age 12. The tickets can be purchased at the FSC Athletics Department. The women's game that date is bein  more

LADY THUNDERBIRDS FINISH FIFTH AT NORTHERN ARIZONA'S MOUNTAIN SHOOTOUT
CEDAR CITY, Utah, Sept. 16 -- Southern Utah University issued the following news release: Southern Utah's women's golf team slipped four spots to finish fifth at Northern Arizona's Mountain Shootout Tuesday after shooting 334, 23 shots higher than the opening-round 311 that had the team in second place heading into today's round. Mandi Incorvaia led the way for the Thunderbirds, shooting 156 to finish in a four-way tie for eighth place. Florida Southern's Heather Burgner shot 141 to claim   more

LADY TIGER BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES 2008-09 SCHEDULE
GRAMBLING, La., Oct. 2 -- Grambling State University issued the following news release: Senior guard Kourtney Sherman headlines five returning starters for first-year head coach Donnita Drain. First-year Grambling State head coach Donnita Drain has officially announced the 2008-09 Lady Tiger basketball schedule this past week. In addition to the team's usual 18-game SWAC slate, the schedule features an assortment of teams ranging from the ACC, Sunbelt, Southland, WAC and Big East Conferenc  more

LADY TIGERS CAPTURE SECOND WIN OF THE YEAR AFTER DEFEATING CENTENARY
GRAMBLING, La., Dec. 15 -- Grambling State University issued the following news release: The Grambling State Lady Tigers closed out its preseason home slate with a non-conference win over Centenary College on Saturday afternoon in Grambling. Centenary led 9-8 seven minutes into the contest before Grambling surged ahead 16-11 at the 8:38 mark. Despite holding several 5-point margins, Grambling never could shake the Ladies off over the next two minutes as Centenary managed to hang around and  more

Lake Erie College Freshmen Win Top ICAA Honors
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 6 -- Lake Erie College issued the following news release: The 2008 Independents Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) Awards were recently announced and Lake Erie College had a total of seven players honored, including freshmen Sean Bedevelsky (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) and Scott Given (Elyria, Ohio/Midview) who respectively earned the top honors of Offensive Freshman of the Year and Defensive Freshman of the Year. Storm quarterback Bedevelsky (pictured top right),   more

LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD TO MEET JAN. 9
DELAND, Fla., Jan. 5 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: Volusia County's Library Advisory Board will have its annual goal-setting meeting at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at the Lake Helen Public Library, 221 N. Euclid Ave. Library Services Director Lucinda Colee will deliver a report about state aid reductions. She also will give updates on the Jan. 22 budget workshop and the contract with a materials recovery agency, which will take effect Feb. 1. The advisory board makes r  more

LOUISIANA FARM REPORTER, AUG. 18
BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Louisiana Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: Louisiana Prospective Yields & Productions For the second straight year, Louisiana's agricultural landscape has an unfamiliar look. Last year corn prices drove the planting decisions. This year rice and soybean prices are at record highs, and that has contributed to the all-time low in cotton acreage planted in the state. Louisiana rice productio  more

LOUISIANA FARM REPORTER, DEC. 18
BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Louisiana Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: Cotton & Sugarcane Crop Prospects Louisiana cotton production is forecast at 280,000 bales, unchanged from last month but down 60 percent from 2007. Cotton acreage for harvest is forecast at 260,000 acres. Yield per acre, at 517 pounds, is down 500 pounds from last year. All Cotton production is forecast at 13.6 million 480-pound bales, up 1 perc  more

LOUISIANA FARM REPORTER, JULY 7
BATON ROUGE, La., July 7 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Louisiana Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: Louisiana Crop Acreage This is the first time in four years that Louisiana's soybean acreage has hit the one million mark. Soybean prices are excellent and that's certainly a major factor behind the big jump in acreage. On the down side, this will be the lowest cotton planted acreage on record. Soybean planted acreage is expected to total 1,000,00  more

LOUISIANA FARM REPORTER, NOV. 17
BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Louisiana Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: Louisiana Crop Prospects Louisiana cotton producers have continued to feel the effects of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike as harvest season comes to an end. NASS is estimating cotton production at 280,000 bales, down 40,000 bales from last month. Most producers throughout Louisiana felt the effects from the storms as crop yields are down for all crops thi  more

LOUISIANA FARM REPORTER, OCT. 17
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Louisiana Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: Louisiana Crop Prospects Louisiana cotton farmers took major hits from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Farmers lost several thousand acres due to fields flooding and wind damage from the storms, and more losses are being reported every day. NASS is now estimating 260,000 acres of cotton for harvest, down 25,000 acres from last month. Additionally, soybea  more

LOUISIANA FARM REPORTER, SEPT. 19
BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Louisiana Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: Louisiana Crop Prospects Hurricane Gustav hit Louisiana's farmers hard across most of the state. Although all crops took a hit from the hurricane, the total damage is still being assessed and we will have a better perspective on the crop damage next month. Louisiana's cotton production is expected to total 460,000 bales, down 15 percent from the  more

LOUISIANA RANKS HIGH FOR EDUCATIONAL DATA COLLECTION
BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 5 -- The Louisiana Department of Education issued the following press release: The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) recently named Louisiana as one of six states in the nation having all 10 essential elements of a robust state longitudinal data system for education. Other states meeting the same criteria are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida and Utah. This is the first year Louisiana has met all 10 requirements since the campaign was launched in 2005. The aim of the D  more

MACHADO, GENTRY ROUND OUT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY BAKERSFIELD BASEBALL COACHING STAFF
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Sept. 15 -- California State University Bakersfield issued the following press release: As the inaugural CSUB baseball team arrived on campus to begin classes Monday, Head Coach Bill Kernen announced the addition of Dennis Machado as an assistant coach and Bill Gentry as a volunteer assistant coach, solidifying the Roadrunner coaching staff for the upcoming season. "Bill Gentry and Dennis Machado add to the depth and breadth of our coaching staff's abilities and experi  more

Marietta College Announces Six Additional Faculty Hires For 2008-09
MARIETTA, Ohio, Aug. 21 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marietta College Provost Rita Smith Kipp is pleased to announce another round of faculty members who will begin this fall. Included in this group of hires are Dale R. Ames, Jennifer Childers, Jennifer Ann Hancock, Dr. Nicole C. Livengood, Dr. Katrina Lustofin and Guadalupe Madrid. Dale R. Ames joins the Department of Economics, Management and Accounting as an assistant professor of accounting. Ames earned Bac  more

MBB NOTEBOOK VS. CAL POLY
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Dec. 22 -- California State University Bakersfield issued the following press release: MUSTANG NOTES Cal Poly has won 2 of its last 3 games, including a 65-62 win over Portland State in its last contest...other wins were over North Florida (76-42) and San Francisco (61-40)...the Mustangs feature a balanced attack, led by Sr. G Chaz Thomas (the son of former SFSU Coach Charlie Thomas) at 11.0 ppg...Former Bakersfield HS star, Sr. F Titus Shelton, chips in 10.8 ppg and 1  more

McDonough Dean To Be Contributing Expert For BBC Brasil Report
MARIETTA, Ohio, Dec. 15 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marietta College's Dean of the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business is among a panel of experts contributing to a special BBC Brasil report addressing global security issues of the coming year. Dr. Gama Perruci has been a contributing analyst for the radio news broadcast since 2006 and was asked recently to discuss his views on the challenges that the international community must face in the new year. Th  more

MEDICINE APPOINTS NEW VICE DEAN FOR EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS
TAMPA, Fla., May 19 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Following a nationwide search, the University of South Florida College of Medicine has tapped Alicia D.H. Monroe, MD, an Associate Dean for Diversity at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School, to be the college's next Vice Dean for Educational Affairs. Dr. Monroe will join USF Health's leadership team to oversee medical education July 1. A professor of family medicine, she is well known for h  more

MEN'S BASKETBALL RANKED NO. 16 IN NABC PRESEASON POLL
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 30 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Two days after being picked to finish fifth in the MIAA, the Northwest Missouri State men's basketball team was awarded a national ranking of 16 in the NABC Division II Pre-Season Coaches Poll Released Thursday. It's the third consecutive season the Bearcats have earned a preseason national ranking. Northwest was fourth in the NABC pre-season poll a year ago, climbed as high as No. 3 and fin  more

MIAMI LAKES WOMAN CLAIMS $700,000 MEGA MONEY JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 7 -- The Florida Department of Lottery has issued the following news release: The Florida Lottery announced today that MEGA MONEY winner Hilda Gutierrez, 53, of Miami Lakes claimed the December 23, $700,000 MEGA MONEY jackpot. Gutierrez chose the one-time, lump-sum payment option for her winnings in the amount of $556,477.25. The winning MEGA MONEY ticket was purchased at Navarro Discount Pharmacies, located at 3141 W. 76th Street, Suite 5, in Hialeah. The retailer   more

MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH HAITIAN UNIVERSITY
JOPLIN, Mo., Oct. 29 -- Missouri Southern State University issued the following news release: Missouri Southern State University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Université Quisquéya (UniQ), Port-au-Prince Haiti. Claude Elisma, dean and professor of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences at UniQ, and Jean-Bruner Clotaire, coordinator and professor of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences of the Haitian university, arrived at Missouri S  more

MOBILE LICENSING OFFICE TO BRING SERVICES TO STUDENTS, STAFF
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 30 -- The Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles issued the following news release: Students making their way back to campus can get their driver license updated and register their Emergency Contact Information when they buy books for the upcoming semester. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is pleased to announce its partnership with the University of Florida to bring convenient driver license and motor vehicle services directly  more

MONARCHS ANNOUNCE 2009 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 1 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Old Dominion University's Athletic Director Jim Jarrett and Head Football Coach Bobby Wilder have announced the schedule for the 2009 football season. The Monarch's inaugural season will see ODU hosting seven home games. There will also be four away games and one game yet to be announced. "We are very excited to have our 2009 schedule completed," said Coach Wilder. "Our goal for the past 18 months as we put  more

MOTHER'S OBESITY A FACTOR IN NEWBORN DEATHS FOR BLACKS, NOT WHITES
TAMPA, Fla., June 10 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: A study led by the University of South Florida sheds new light on obesity's role in the black-white gap in infant mortality. While maternal obesity appears to have no impact on the early survival of infants born to white women, the situation is different for black women, researchers report in the June 2008 issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. Infants of obese black mothers had a higher risk   more

Mount Union Welcomes Record Class to Campus
ALLIANCE, Ohio, Aug. 22 -- Mount Union College issued the following news release: Classes on the Mount Union College campus may not officially begin until Monday, August 25, but a record number of new students, more than 725, unpacked their bags in various residence halls, apartments and theme houses across campus today and began familiarizing themselves with the College. The last record-setting class of 700 entered Mount Union in 2006. Coupled with about 1,475 returning students, college   more

MRI BRAIN SCANS ACCURATE IN EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHIMER'S DISEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 19 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: MRI scans that detect shrinkage in specific regions of the mid-brain attacked by Alzheimer's disease accurately diagnose the neurodegenerative disease, even before symptoms interfere with daily function, a study by the Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) in Miami and Tampa found. The study, reported earlier this month in the journal Neurology, adds to a growing body of evidence indicat  more

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM TO BE RECOGNIZED
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 9 -- The University of Florida issued the following news release: The University Athletic Association will hold a celebration for University of Florida football fans from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The BCS National Championship team returns to Gainesville today. Stadium gates for Sunday's event will open at 11:30 a.m. The celebration will be broadcast live on Sun Sports. A special rebroadcast of the Gators' 24-14 win over Oklahoma will be sho  more

NEW COLLEGE FEATURED IN PRINCETON REVIEW'S 2009 LIST OF 100 'BEST VALUE' COLLEGES
SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 9 -- The New College of Florida, a component of the Florida state university system, issued the following news release: New College of Florida has been named the number 2 best value public college by The Princeton Review and USA TODAY. The New York-based education services company, known for its test-prep courses, features the College in its just-published 2009 list of 100 "Best Value" Colleges. The list highlights schools that provide high-quality academics at a reasonab  more

New Faculty Members for Fall
FINDLAY, Ohio, June 30 -- University of Findlay issued the following news release: Several new faculty members will be teaching courses this fall. College of Business Josephine Kershaw, Ph.D., social sciences and education, Florida State University; M.B.A., interdisciplinary specialization in health services policy and administration, Florida State University; B.A., Latin, Florida State University; associate professor of business. College of Health Professions Andrea Koepke, D.N.S  more

New Spring Courses Cover American Leadership Principles, Florida Immigration, Rebuilding The Big Easy, And Other Topics
BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 5 -- Lynn University issued the following news release: Lynn's new core curriculum, titled the "Dialogues of Learning," is now entering its second semester with an intriguing roster of spring courses that will cover personal, local, national and global topics. This spring, students will study renowned American leaders like George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson; immigration in Florida; the rebuilding of New Orleans; global environmental struggles; and eth  more

NEW UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA RESEARCH CENTER TO STUDY WAYS TO IMPROVE EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 21 -- University of Minnesota issued the following news release: The University of Minnesota is one of three schools nationwide partnering to create a research and development center that aims to improve lifetime academic success by monitoring and providing intervention to promote children's reading skills as early as age 3. The project is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education. The Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CRTIEC) will atte  more

NGUYEN AWARDED NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT TO SUPPORT COURSE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING COMPUTATION
NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 7 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Duc T. Nguyen, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Old Dominion University, has received a sub-contract grant worth $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for a project titled "Holistic Numerical Methods: Unabridged." The project is closely related to Nguyen's Civil Engineering Computation course, which is offered every fall semester, and will provide seed money to develop textbook le  more

NJOH CONTRIBUTES TO UNITED NATIONS REPORT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 6 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Professor of Government and International Affairs Ambe Njoh, PhD, was selected to contribute two chapters and four case studies for the 2009 edition of the United Nations Global Report on Human Settlements. One of only two scholars from the United States to be selected, 10 authors will contribute. The publication, used by scholars and professionals around the world, is a vehicle for monitorin  more

Northwest Florida Symphony Chorus Holding Auditions For New Members
NICEVILLE, Fla., Jan. 7 -- Okaloosa-Walton College issued the following news release: The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorus announces that auditions for the Spring semester will be held on January 13 & 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Tyler Recital Hall of the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. The Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Lois Van Dam, performs with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra at NWF State College, and rehearses on Tu  more

NRC ISSUES AGENDA FOR DEC. 2, 3 MEETING
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following text of its meeting agenda: AGENDA FOR MEETING WITH THE Electric Power Research Institute - Performance Demonstration Initiative At Florida Power and Light Company 700 Universe Boulevard Juno Beach, Florida December 2 & 3, 2008 December 2, 2008 1. Introductions. 2. Status of ASME Code Nondestructive Examination Activities 3. Status of PDI Piping Program. 4. Status of PDI Reactor Pressure Vessel De  more

NURSING ACHIEVES 100 PERCENT PASS RATE ON STATE BOARD EXAM
TAMPA, Fla., April 18 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Graduates of the USF College of Nursing achieved a 100-percent pass rate on the required exam to practice as a nurse. The college's graduates have attained this benchmark several times, previously in Feb. 2007. All Florida nursing graduates averaged 77.4 percent on the Registered Nurse Licensure Examination (NCLEX) reported most recently by the Florida Board of Nursing. The report covers all graduat  more

NWF State College Spring Registration: Enroll Through Jan. 14 & March 9
NICEVILLE, Fla., Jan. 7 -- Okaloosa-Walton College issued the following news release: Registration for Northwest Florida State College Spring term is now in progress by web or in-person at all six NWF State College locations for hundreds of day, evening, weekend and online classes. Late registration continues through January 14 for Spring sessions 1 and 2 and through March 9 for fast-track session 3 classes. A complete course listing is available on the college website at www.nwfstatecollege.  more

Oberlin Names New VP of Development and Alumni Affairs
OBERLIN, Ohio, Dec. 23 -- Oberlin College issued the following news release: Bill Barlow, director of leadership giving at Amherst College, has been named the new vice president of development and alumni affairs at Oberlin College, effective February 1, 2009. As vice president, he will provide the strategic direction and leadership for all fundraising and alumni-relations functions. "I am extremely pleased to announce the appointment," says Oberlin President Marvin Krislov. "Bill is passio  more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF STUDY ABROAD
NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 26 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Old Dominion University and the Office of International Programs announce the appointment of Steve Bell as the new director of the Office of Study Abroad. Bell's appointment became effective Aug. 25 and concludes a national search. He succeeds Steve Johnson, who headed the office for 12 ½ years before retiring to Florida. Bell comes to ODU from the University of Texas at Austin, where he most recently serve  more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY PHYSICS STUDENTS WIN TOP PRIZES IN JEFFERSON LAB POSTER COMPETITION
NORFOLK, Va., June 19 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Two graduate students in experimental nuclear physics at Old Dominion University, Jixie Zhang and Sharon Careccia, won the top two prizes in the Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) Student Poster Competition, which was part of the 2008 Users Group Meeting at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News. Both students are members of the research group of Gail Dodge, chair of ODU's Depar  more

OUR NATION NEEDS ACTION NOW
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. (20th CD), issued the following column: It's the dawn of a new day in Washington D.C. and around our great nation. For the past eight years many Americans have felt neglected, even damaged by the current Presidential administration. Together the 111th Congress and President-elect Barack Obama will bring change and accountability to the people of our nation. To some across the world, the United States is no longer the bright shinin  more

OUTSTANDING RESEARCHERS FLOCK TO FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
MIAMI, Jan. 9 -- Florida International University, a component of the state university system, issued the following news release: As FIU's newly-accredited College of Medicine prepares to welcome its first class in the fall, deans are busy recruiting leading researchers from universities throughout the world. These scientists will head teams that will develop key areas of study at the new College of Medicine, which aims to revolutionize medical education and pilot an educational model perm  more

OVER 3,000 STUDENTS CHARGED UP FOR 'STAMPEDE OF SERVICE'
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 9 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: More than 3,000 students have signed up to participate in the University of South Florida's 2009 Stampede of Service, to be held Jan. 17. Kick-off starts 9 a.m. at the Marshall Student Center with a send-off by USF President Judy Genshaft, SOS Founder, Maxon Victor, Rocky the Bull, the Herd of Thunder and USF's cheer leaders. The students will volunteer at more than 60 organizations and not-for-profit  more

PAKHOMOV LEADS BIOELECTRICS RESEARCH TEAM RECEIVING $1.1 MILLION NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH GRANT
NORFOLK, Va., July 2 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Previous1 / 2NextCancer-therapy research at Old Dominion University's Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics has won critical support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The funding agency has invested $1.1 million in a project that is led by Andrei Pakhomov, a research associate professor, and is designed to promote human therapeutic applications based upon the center's pioneering work with ul  more

Philippe Cousteau to Talk About Family's Legacy
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- Philippe Cousteau, whose grandfather pioneered marine conservation, will discuss his family's legacy in a Q&A session during the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) 2009. The one-hour event will take place on Jan. 22 at the Orange Country Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Cousteau, Animal Planet's Chief Ocean Correspondent in 2006, is the son of Jan and Philippe Cousteau Sr., and the grandson of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. He was co-host of "Ocean's  more

PINCKNEY'S BUZZER-BEATER LIFTS EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY TO UPSET OF NO. 4 GANNON, 52-49
ERIE, Pa., Jan. 4 -- East Stroudsburg University issued the following news release: Senior forward Aaron Pinckney hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give East Stroudsburg University a 52-49 upset of No. 4-ranked Gannon on Sunday afternoon in Erie. The Warriors (7-4) handed the Golden Knights (9-1) their first loss of the season in their first year as a member of the PSAC and broke a three-game losing streak that came against a trio of strong opponents - Florida Southern, St. Joseph's (In  more

PRESS CONFERENCE FOR ARROWHEAD VII, SEPT. 29
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 28 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: A media conference with Northwest Missouri State Head Football Coach Mel Tjeerdsma and Pittsburg State Head Football Coach Chuck Broyles will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in The Big Theater at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Media need to park in Lot D and enter at gate D1 next to the ticket booth. The event is a precursor for the Fall Classic at Arrowhead VII, the seventh in  more

PRIME TIME Personal Enrichment Classes Registration Begins January 14
NICEVILLE, Fla., Jan. 7 -- Okaloosa-Walton College issued the following news release: Registration for Spring PRIME TIME personal enrichment classes at Northwest Florida State College begins January 14 at the college's Niceville campus from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the College Mall, Building K and from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Building C. Registration at all other college sites begins January 15 and continues at all NWF State College locations until classes start or are filled. Individuals who  more

PROFESSOR DESCHENES TO LEAD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA HEALTH MOLECULAR MEDICINE
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 17 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Following a national search for a top-level researcher to lead its Department of Molecular Medicine, USF Health has recruited Robert Deschenes, PhD, the Joseph F. Heil Jr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at Medical College of Wisconsin to fill the position. Dr. Deschenes will also hold the Fred Wright Endowed Chair in Cancer Biology and an appointment as Associate Dean for the USF/  more

PROFESSOR IN FORENSIC ACCOUNTING LANDER WINS OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTING EDUCATOR AWARD
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 1 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Gerald Lander, PhD, the Gregory, Sharer & Stuart P.A. Term Professor in Forensic Accounting, has been named the 2008-2009 Outstanding Accounting Educator in Florida by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Lander will receive his award at the Dec. 17 meeting of the group's Board of Governors in Tallahassee. "I truly appreciate the opportunities I have had to work with so many great pe  more

PROGRAM AIMS TO RAISE WARRIORS' 'GAME'
FORT HILL, Va., Dec. 17 -- Fort Hill issued the following newsletter story: When Jacob Lerner, a native of the Florida Gulf Coast, raised his hand to join the Army, he hadn't expected to be among those Warriors returning home early - wounded. After all, he was only 20. He was at the "top of his game". Assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Tex., Spec. Lerner deployed in support of contingency operations in Afghanistan. It would be an assign-men  more

PROTEIN PLAYS KEY ROLE IN TRANSMITTING DEADLY MALARIA PARASITE
TAMPA, Fla., May 28 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: The protein MAEBL is critical for completing the life cycle of malaria parasites in mosquitoes, allowing the insects to transmit the potentially deadly infection to humans, a University of South Florida study has shown. The research may ultimately help provide a way to better control malaria by blocking development of the malaria parasite in the mosquito. Researchers with the USF Global Health Infecti  more

PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCHERS TAKE CLOSER LOOK AT RED-LIGHT CAMERAS
TAMPA, Fla., March 11 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Rather than improving motorist safety, red-light cameras significantly increase crashes and are a ticket to higher auto insurance premiums, researchers at the University of South Florida College of Public Health conclude. The effective remedy to red-light running uses engineering solutions to improve intersection safety, which is particularly important to Florida's elderly drivers, the researchers reco  more

QUEENS COLLEGE RECEIVES NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION DIVERSITY AWARD
QUEENS, May 30 -- The City University of New York's Queens College issued the following news release: Queens College's Athletics Department has been selected to receive a 2008 Diversity in Athletics Award for Overall Excellence in Diversity from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The award will be presented at a ceremony/reception on June 11 during the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) convention in Dallas Honorees from Division I and II co  more

REP. CRENSHAW: 'JACKSONVILLE WELCOMES NEW P-8 POSEIDON AIRCRAFT TO ITS EAST COAST HOME'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 -- Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla. (4th CD), issued the following news release: On January 2nd, the Navy finalized its decision to base 6 squadrons of the new P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. These state of the art aircraft will replace the aging P-3C Orion which is also currently station at NAS Jacksonville. Rep. Crenshaw said, "These aircraft are critical to our national defense and their introduction into the Navy's fleet ensur  more

REP. MEEK ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING SITUATION IN ISRAEL, GAZA STRIP
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Dec. 17 -- Rep. Kendrick B. Meek, D-Fla. (17th CD), issued the following statement: Congressman Kendrick B. Meek (D-FL) issued the following statement today regarding on-going events in Israel and the Gaza Strip: "Following Israel's historic disengagement from Gaza in 2005, Hamas has never relented in its quest to terrorize Israel and all of her citizens. Hamas' charter still calls for the destruction of Israel and rejects any peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestin  more

REP. PUTNAM OFFERS HELP FOR DEALING WITH FEDERAL AGENCIES
BARTOW, Fla., Jan. 5 -- Rep. Adam H. Putnam, R-Fla. (12th CD), issued the following news release: Caseworkers from the office of Congressman Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) will be available at several locations in Hillsborough, Osceola and Polk Counties in January to assist constituents of the 12th Congressional District who need help from federal government agencies, such as Social Security, Veterans' Administration or the Internal Revenue Service. Constituents should bring any documentation or wri  more

REP. PUTNAM TO BE SWORN IN DEC. 6
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 -- Rep. Adam H. Putnam, R-Fla. (12th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Adam H. Putnam (R-Fla.) will be sworn in as a member of the 111th Congress on Tuesday. This will be the start of Putnam's fifth term representing Florida's 12th Congressional District, which includes most of Polk and portions of Hillsborough, and Osceola counties. "This is a time of great uncertainty and challenge for the people of Florida and of our nation. Congress and the new admini  more

REP. PUTNAM VOICES SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL
BARTOW, Fla., Dec. 31 -- Rep. Adam H. Putnam, R-Fla. (12th CD), issued the following statement: Following demonstrations against Israel in two Florida cities yesterday, Congressman Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) issued the following statement in support of the Jewish state: "Israel not only has the right to defend itself, but the responsibility to its citizens to protect them from the rocket attacks that Hamas has initiated. The loss of civilian lives in recent days is very tragic, but we must also   more

REP. ROS-LEHTINEN ANNOUNCES THAT GROUPER BAN WILL NOT BE TAKING EFFECT ON JAN. 1
MONROE COUNTY, Fla., Dec. 19 -- Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued the following news release: This afternoon, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen hosted her latest conference call with Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez and she is very pleased to announce that the Grouper ban will NOT be taking effect on January 1, 2009. Ros-Lehtinen has been an outspoken opponent of this ban because she believes it will prove to be economically devastating to Miami-Dade and Monro  more

REP. ROS-LEHTINEN TO ATTEND THIS YEAR'S 'CAFEEUROPA', JOIN HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS, THEIR FAMILIES FOR THIS IMPORTANT SOUTH FLORIDA JEWISH EVENT
MIAMI, Dec. 12 -- Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued the following news release: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, one of the senior members of the Florida Congressional Delegation, will attend this year's 'CafeEuropa' and join with Holocaust survivors and their families in this special social event for South Florida's Jewish community. The Miami-Dade Holocaust Survivors organization hosts this social gathering called 'CafeEuropa' Mitzvah Group at Temple EMANU-EL in  more

REP. ROS-LEHTINEN TO HOST PRESS CONFERENCE TO URGE PARENTS TO SIGN UP THEIR CHILDREN WITH COLLEGE PRE-PAID TUITION PROGRAM
MIAMI, Dec. 17 -- Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued the following news release: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will host a press conference this upcoming Friday, December 19th to urge parents to sign up their children with the College Pre-Paid Tuition Program. Ros-Lehtinen will ask parents to take advantage of the Pre-Paid Program and inform them of the fast approaching deadline. The press conference will be at the pre-school room of the Little Havana Activity and N  more

REP. ROS-LEHTINEN TO HOST PRESS CONFERENCE TO URGE PARENTS TO SIGN UP THEIR CHILDREN WITH COLLEGE PRE-PAID TUITION PROGRAM
MIAMI, Dec. 18 -- Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued the following news release: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will host a press conference TOMORROW, Friday, December 19th to urge parents to sign up their children with the College Pre-Paid Tuition Program. Ros-Lehtinen will ask parents to take advantage of the Pre-Paid Program and inform them of the fast approaching deadline. The press conference will be at the pre-school room of the Little Havana Activity and Nutri  more

REP. ROS-LEHTINEN TO TOUR COCONUT GROVE POST OFFICE, MEET WITH GROVE COMMISSIONER, MIAMI POSTMASTER REGARDING CONCERNS WITH FACILITY
MIAMI, Dec. 22 -- Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued the following news release: Tomorrow Tuesday, December 23, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior member of the Florida Congressional Delegation, will tour the Coconut Grove Post Office and meet with Coconut Grove Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, Miami Postmaster Ed Coppola and Grove residents regarding the Coconut Grove post office facility and remaining concerns the residents have. Ros-Lehtinen will hold a meeting  more

REP. ROS-LEHTINEN, MIAMI BEACH OFFICIALS, STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO TOUR ERODED SEGMENTS OF BEACH
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Dec. 11 -- Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued the following news release: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, senior member of the Florida Congressional Delegation, along with Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, Miami Beach Commissioner Bruno Barreiro and State Representative Luis Garcia will tour parts of Miami Beach that have been severely eroded. The tour will take place tomorrow, Friday December 12th at 10:00 AM on 65th Street and Collins Avenue  more

REP. ROS-LEHTINEN, SOUTH DADE BRANCH OF AMERICAN RED CROSS TO DELIVER GIFTS TO VETERANS AT BRUCE W. CARTER MIAMI VA MEDICAL CENTER
MIAMI, Dec. 19 -- Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued the following news release: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior member of the Florida Congressional Delegation, along with the South Dade Branch of the American Red Cross, will deliver gifts this Monday, December 22 to veterans at the Bruce W. Carter Miami VA Medical Center. Ileana passed a bill that renamed the Miami VA clinic as the Bruce Carter Miami VA Center, a South Florida Vietnam war Medal of Honor rec  more

REP. STEARNS OFFERS NINE BILLS ON OPENING DAY OF 111TH CONGRESS
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 -- Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla. (6th CD), issued the following news release: "I am honored to once again represent the people of Florida's Sixth Congressional District, and in serving their interests, I have offered nine bills on the opening day of the 111th Congress," said Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Sixth). "The people of north central Florida have many concerns, and these bills address some of those issues." Stearns offered the following bills: The Deficit Accountability   more

REPS. BACA, BACHUS SAY ARMY TO CONSIDER HONORS FOR BERGA SOLDIERS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 -- Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif. (43rd CD), issued the following news release: This week, Congressman Joe Baca (D-Rialto) and Congressman Spencer Bachus (R-AL) announced that the Department of the Army will determine a way to honor a group of American soldiers held as prisoners of war at a Nazi work camp in Berga during World War II. With the support of Rep. Bachus, Rep. Baca introduced H.R. 883 in December of 2007. The Congressional resolution honors the heroic service and s  more

RESEARCHE HELLER NAMED NEW HEAD OF REIDY CENTER
NORFOLK, Va., June 11 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Richard Heller, the renowned cancer researcher and pioneer in the use of electrogenetherapy who was recruited earlier this year to the Old Dominion University faculty, will become executive director of the university's Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics on July 25. "An important strength of the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics is that it includes both engineers and biologists working   more

RESEARCHER WINS $1.2 MILLION GRANT TO STUDY GENETIC 'MASTER SWITCH'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 9 -- Florida State University issued the following news release: A unique discovery in a Florida State University College of Medicine laboratory is the basis for research with the potential to one day help scientists learn how to stop cancer and other diseases in the tissue where they are forming. Jamila HorabinJamila Horabin, associate professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Medicine, has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institu  more

RESVERATROL PREVENTS FAT ACCUMULATION IN LIVERS OF 'ALCOHOLIC' MICE
BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 14 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: The accumulation of fat in the liver as a result of chronic alcohol consumption could be prevented by a compound called resveratrol, according to a new study with mice conducted at the University of South Florida. The research found that resveratrol reduced the amount of fat produced in the liver of mice fed alcohol and also increased the rate at which fat within the liver is broken down. Resveratr  more

RHODE ISLAND STATE POLICE RELEASES LINCOLN WOODS BARRACKS REPORT DEC. 25
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 25 -- Rhode Island State Police issued the following news release: On Wednesday, December 24, at10:30AM, Troopers arrested Sheila Armstrong age 23, of 189 Hunts Avenue Pawtucket for being a Fugitive from Justice from the State of Florida for Probation Violation on the Original charge of 1. Burglary and 2. Unoccupied Grand Theft in the 3rd Degree. Armstrong was transported to the Lincoln Woods Barracks, processed and later brought before 6th District Court for Arraignmen  more

RICHARDSON, DIRECTOR, ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF SOUTHEASTERN ZONE OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE COMMISSIONERS
COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 30 -- The South Carolina Department of Insurance issued the following news release: Scott Richardson, South Carolina Insurance Director was elected Chairman of the Southeastern Zone of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) at their recent winter meeting. His election to this position reflects his continued commitment to working to protect South Carolinians by ensuring the solvency of insurers; enforcing and implementing the insurance laws of this Stat  more

Rona Novick, Creator of Anti-Bullying Program, Trains Teachers to Implement Techniques
NEW YORK, Dec. 1 -- Yeshiva University issued the following news release: When teaching children about the impact of bullying, Rona Novick has found that role playing using cartoon characters helps make the lessons less threatening. It's a strategy that the associate professor at Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration employs with the teachers she trains to deal with bullying as well. Novick recently held a series of workshops to train teachers and administrators fr  more

Saint Rose Welcomes New Faculty For 2008-2009
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 29 -- The College of St. Rose issued the following news release: The College of Saint Rose welcomes 33 new members to its faculty for the 2008-2009 academic year. Saint Rose now has 211 full-time faculty members teaching 66 undergraduate degree, 45 graduate degree and 12 graduate certificate programs in the College's School of Arts and Humanities, School of Business, Thelma P. Lally School of Education and School of Mathematics and Sciences. The following faculty mem  more

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 18 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Under construction since the summer, the Science and Technology Building has its foundation installed and upcoming work will erect the exterior walls into place and prepare the building for interior work. The method for placing the walls, which eliminates the transportation of poured concrete, will contribute to the building's application for LEED certification. Site preparation for the Central Lawn   more

SE REGIONAL FRUIT, VEGETABLE CONFERENCE, JAN. 9-11
COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 16 -- The South Carolina Department of Agriculture issued the following press release: The 11th Annual SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference annual education program and trade show will be held on January 9 -11, 2009 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Savannah, GA. The event, sponsored by the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the South Carolina Peach Council, offers informative workshops, classes and demonstrations designe  more

SEC Form 4s Filed for Companies in Florida (Jan. 10)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission received the following information (Form 4s) from companies based in Florida involving changes in beneficial interest held by major shareholders: *** TERREMARK WORLDWIDE REPORTS ACQUISITION BY 10 PERCENT OWNER CYRTE INVESTMENTS Terremark Worldwide Inc. (TMRK), Miami, has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by 10 percent owner Cyrte Investments GP I BV, Naarden  more

SECOND ANNUAL 'HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS' HELPS MORE CHILDREN VISIT RELATIVES
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 29 -- The Florida Department of Children & Families issued the following news release: Department of Children and Families Secretary George Sheldon today announced that more than 200 foster children in Florida will be able to spend time with relatives living outside Florida this holiday season. Under the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children, Children's Legal Services' attorneys and case managers work through the judicial system to allow foster children to v  more

SEN. HATCH HAILS UNDEFEATED UTAH FOOTBALL TEAM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 -- The office of Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, issued the following news release: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today hailed the University of Utah football team for its dominating victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and renewed his call for the NCAA to scrap or reform the Bowl Championship Series. "Last night, under the scrutiny of naysayers and the glare of the national spotlight, Coach Kyle Whittingham and the University of Utah proved they belong among the nation's eli  more

SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER LAWSON TO REPUBLICANS: 'STOP TAXING THE LITTLE GUY'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 31 -- Florida State Sen. Alfred Lawson Jr., D-Tallahassee (6th District), issued the following news release: Alarmed by the proposals Republicans have outlined to plug Florida's budget shortfall, Senate Democratic Leader Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee) on Wednesday urged the GOP leadership to rethink their latest financial attack on Floridians. "You don't staunch an arterial hemorrhage by cutting out the heart," Lawson said. "But the majority of plans they've concocted do  more

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE REPUBLICANS CALL FOR ACTION ON ALLEGED ACORN VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Republican Member Arlen Specter, R-Pa., issued the following news release: Republican Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today released the following letter sent to Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), asking that the Committee hold a hearing to investigate allegations that the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has committed widespread, systematic voter registration fraud. In the letter, Republ  more

SENATORS SING A SONG - FOR VICTORY IN BCS GAME
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 -- The office of Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., issued the following news release: American Idol Season 8 has nothing on these guys. Two U.S. senators have upped the stakes of the FedEx BCS championship game Thursday in Miami with promises to croon for the other's constituents. If the Oklahoma Sooners beat the University of Florida Gators, Sen. Bill Nelson ( D-FL ) will sing "Oklahoma!" at Sen. Tom Coburn's ( R-OK ) next constituent coffee, which is a traditional weekly, morn  more

SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE MAY BE PRESENT DECADES BEFORE DIAGNOSIS
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 11 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Scientists from the University of South Florida and the University of Kentucky report that people who develop Alzheimer's disease may show signs of the neurodegenerative illness many decades earlier in life - including compromised educational achievement. Their research is published online this month in the journal Alzheimer's Disease and Associated Disorders. Participants in the Nun Study were studi  more

SIMULCAST OF CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FOLLOWS UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GAME
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 5 -- The University of Florida issued the following news release: Gator fans are invited to attend the University of Florida women's basketball game Thursday at the O'Connell Center and stay to watch a simulcast of the FedEx BCS National Championship football game between the Gators and the University of Oklahoma. Doors at the O'Connell Center will open at all four gates at 4 p.m. with free admission for the basketball game against Mississippi State, which starts at  more

SJC Welcomes 13 New Distinguished Members To Its Esteemed Faculty
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- St. Joseph's College - Brooklyn Campus issued the following news release: St. Joseph's College is pleased to welcome 13 new distinguished members to its list of esteemed faculty. Ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of America's Best Colleges for the seventh consecutive year, St. Joseph's College has campuses in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York. Mr. Michael Burke, Ph.D. candidate has joined the Philosophy Department as a full-time instructor at the College'  more

SLUGGISH LABOR MARKETS AND INFLATION FEARS
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- The House-Senate Joint Economic Committee issued the following news release: The unemployment rate jumped to 5.5% in May, from 5.0% in April, and payroll employment declined for the fifth consecutive month, raising concerns that the economy has slipped into a recession. However, despite a significant drag from continued adjustments in housing markets, growth in the inflation-adjusted (real) gross domestic product (GDP) was 0.9% in the 1st quarter, up from 0.6% in the 4t  more

SOFTBALL SPLITS FIRST DOUBLE HEADER
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 22 -- Saginaw Valley State University issued the following press release: Saginaw Valley State University took the field for the first time this season against St. Edward's University in Austin Texas as they continued to prepare for their annual spring trip to Florida next week. The Cardinals battled hard but fell in the opener 4-3. St. Edwards opened the scoring in the second inning, pushing three runs across home the plate against the Cardinals defense and starting pi  more

SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY HEADS TO BULLDOG & EAGLE INVITE
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Sept. 9 -- Southern Utah University issued the following news release: Southern Utah University's women's golf team plays the third event of its fall season Monday and Tuesday when the Thunderbirds compete at the Bulldog and Eagle Invitational, which is co-hosted by Gonzaga and Eastern Washington. The tournament will be held at The Links Golf Club, in Post Falls, Idaho. Scheduled to travel for the Thunderbirds are sophomores Mandi Incorvaia, Morgan Kerber and Candra Su  more

Spaulding Named Chief Academic Officer At MVNU
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Dr. Henry Spaulding, II was announced as Mount Vernon Nazarene University's vice president for Academic Affairs and chief academic officer (CAO). He most recently served as director of the Master of Divinity program and professor of philosophical theology and Christian ethics at Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS) in Kansas City, Mo. In this role, Spaulding will be a part of MVNU's senior l  more

SPONHOLZ LANDS FOURTH EAST COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR
FREDONIA, N.Y., Dec. 18 -- The State University of New York at Fredonia issued the following news release: Fredonia State senior diver Kelly Sponholz (Alden) has been named Division III Women's Diver of the Week by the East Coast Athletic Conference. Sponholz merited the award with pool record dives Dec. 12 in a dual meet at Gannon University -- 247 points off the 1-meter board, 283.5 in the 3-meter event. Her efforts also earned her the weekly women's diving award given by the State Unive  more

Sporting News Magazine Ranks Xavier Men's Basketball Team Among The Top 40 College Teams
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 16 -- Xavier University issued the following news release: The Sporting News magazine has ranked Xavier 19th best among the top 40 college teams in its preseason magazine based on the successes of the team's winning 2007-2008 season. They include Xavier tying a school record at the end of last season with a No. 12 ranking in the final AP Poll. And the team broke the school record with a final ranking of No. 8 in the post-tournament USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. Xavier  more

ST. JOHNS RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE HONORS EDUCATOR PREPARATION INSTITUTE GRADUATES
PALATKA, Fla., Dec. 1 -- St. Johns River Community College issued the following news release: St. Johns River Community College recently recognized 33 students for completing the teacher certification program. SJRCC's Educator Preparation Institute was developed in 2006 to streamline the certification process for non-education bachelor's degree holders. The participants completed the coursework required to earn a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate. Participants are awarded a Florida  more

STALEVO MAY HELP MORE THAN STANDARD THERAPY FOR EARLY PARKINSON'S DISEASE
BASEL, Switzerland, April 15 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: A new study in patients with early Parkinson's disease demonstrates that Stalevo (a combination of levodopa/carbidopa/entacapone) provides better symptom control and greater improvements in activities of daily living than levodopa/carbidopa, the most widely-used current therapy. The FIRST STEP study was presented today at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Chicago by the stud  more

STATE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS DAILY PRESS BRIEFING, Oct. 14
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of the daily press briefing: INDEX: DEPARTMENT Deputy Secretary Negroponte Travel to Abu Dhabi / Forum for the Future Secretary Rice's Involvement in Global Financial Effort IRAQ/IRAN U.S. and Iraq Continue Work on SOFA Iran's Unhelpful Role in SOFA Negotiations PAKISTAN Reports of American Citizen Detained by Pakistan Authorities RUSSIA/GEORGIA Russian Obligations Under of Septem  more

STATE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS DAILY PRESS BRIEFING, Oct. 31
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of the daily press briefing: INDEX: INDIA U.S. Condemns Bomb Blasts in Assam IRAQ Reviewing Comments on SOFA / No Formal Reply Given to Iraqis Yet CHINA/TIBET U.S. Supports Discussions Between Dalai Lama's Representatives and Chinese Government NORTH KOREA North Korean Delegation New York / Participants DEPARTMENT Passport Records May Have Been Accessed for Illicit Purposes Sta  more

STUDENT ORGANIZES LOCAL CANDIDATE FORUM
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 4 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Within a week of Election Day, political science student Kelly McCue organized a forum featuring candidates for several elected offices in Pinellas County. Candidates for Sheriff, School Board, County Commission, Supervisor of Elections and Property Appraiser introduced themselves and discussed their goals if elected to office. McCue jointly hosted the event with the Law Society, Student Government an  more

STUDENTS TO LAUNCH HIGH-TECH BALLOON TO EDGE OF SPACE
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 10 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: University of South Florida students, researchers, and local meteorologists will launch a high-altitude balloon on a voyage to the edge of space to capture a rare view of Florida on Saturday, Jan. 17. The 9:45 a.m. launch will send the X3 EOS (Earth Observation System) - a high-tech balloon outfitted with instrumentation, high-resolution cameras and GPS tracking gear - into the upper atmosphere where  more

T.M. KOVACEVICH INTERNATIONAL, RECALLS CANTALOUPE BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK
PHILADELPHIA, March 25 -- The California Department of Health Services issued the following press release: T.M. Kovacevich International, Inc. of Philadelphia, PA is recalling cantaloupes which it purchased from Agropecuaria Montelibano, a Honduran grower and packer, because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has determined, based on current information, that cantaloupe fruit from this company has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious  more

Tabor College, USD 410 Break Ground for New Athletics Facility
HILLSBORO, Kan., Nov. 17 -- Tabor College issued the following news release: On a cool and breezy Saturday afternoon, and with a thin cloud of diesel smoke wafting through the air, Tabor College and Unified School District 410 broke ground for a jointly-funded facility for football, soccer, and track and field. The Bluejays came up short in their last game of the season on Nov. 15, but the final score could not prevent players, fans and other members of the Hillsboro community from celebra  more

TENNESSEE TECH UPENDS JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY WOMEN BASKETBALL
COOKEVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 6 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Blair Bowens led four players in double figures with 24 points to help Tennessee Tech take an 84-60 win over the Jacksonville State women's basketball team at the Eblen Center on Saturday. The game marked the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both schools as JSU fell to 1-7 overall and 0-1 the league. Tennessee Tech ended a five-game losing streak and improved its record to 2-6 and 1-0 in the OVC.  more

THUNDERBIRDS OPEN 2008 FOOTBALL CAMPAIGN AT AIR FORCE
CEDAR CITY, Utah, Aug. 25 -- Southern Utah University issued the following news release: Southern Utah's football team opens the 2008 season Saturday when the Thunderbirds take on Air Force at USAFA's Falcon Stadium. It is the season-opener for both squads. Southern Utah is coming off an 0-11 season, including an 0-4 mark in Great West Football Conference play. The Thunderbirds finished fifth in the league last year. Air Force posted a 9-4 record last season, a mark which included a 6-2  more

THUNDERBIRDS OPEN FALL FOOTBALL DRILLS
CEDAR CITY, Utah, July 31 -- Southern Utah University issued the following news release: Southern Utah University will open its first fall football camp under the direction of first-year Head Coach Ed Lamb Monday when the Thunderbirds welcome newcomers and returning players to opening meetings and sessions. All players are scheduled to report Monday for orientation with the first practice slated for 4:00 p.m. at the Thunderbird practice facility. Although the Thunderbird schedule doesn't l  more

THUNDERBIRDS SECOND AFTER FIRST ROUND AT NORTHERN ARIZONA'S MOUNTAIN SHOOTOUT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Sept. 16 -- Southern Utah University issued the following news release: Southern Utah had three players in the top-10 and was sitting in second place heading into Tuesday's final round of Northern Arizona's Mountain Shootout Tuesday. Sophomore Mandi Incorvaia was fourth, at even par 73, four shots off the pace of Florida Southern's Marianne Andersson after the first round over the 6,014 yard, par 73 Continental Country Club. Freshman Sadie Palmer was sixth at 75 and Morga  more

TWO FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS NAMED 2008 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE FELLOWS
BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 23 -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Dr. David Kumar and Dr. Betty Tuller of Florida Atlantic University have been awarded the distinction of an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. As part of the section of education, Kumar, a professor of science education at FAU, was elected as an AAAS Fellow for distinguished contributions to science education, pa  more

TWO OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY DOCTORAL STUDENTS IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS WIN JEFFERSON LAB FELLOWSHIPS
NORFOLK, Va., June 9 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Two doctoral students at Old Dominion University, Jixie Zhang and Giovanni Chirilli, have been awarded fellowships for research during 2008-09 at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News. The Jefferson Lab Graduate Fellowship Program is administered by Jefferson Science Associates (JSA), the company that manages the lab. JSA is affiliated  more

UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD CELL TRANSPLANTS MAY HELP ALS PATIENTS
TAMPA, Fla., June 25 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: A study at the University of South Florida has shown that transplants of mononuclear human umbilical cord blood (MNChUCB) cells may help patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease. A disease in which the motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain degenerate, ALS leaves its victims with progressive muscle weakness, paralysis and, finally, respiratory failure three  more

Union Of Black Episcopalians Celebrates 40 Years While Reaching 'New Horizons'
NEW YORK, July 9 -- The Episcopal Church issued the following news release: Celebrating four decades of accomplishments and setting new goals for the future, the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) drew hundreds of participants for its 40th anniversary conference June 29 - July 3 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. "The UBE Conference has been an enormous success," said the Rev. Dr. Martini Shaw, conference dean and rector of historic St. Thomas African Episcopal Church i  more

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA TO SPOTLIGHT RESEARCH AT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME EVENTS
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 6 -- The University of Florida issued the following news release: The University of Florida will showcase its research at two venues today and Wednesday in the Miami area as Gator fans gather for Thursday's FedEx BCS National Championship football game between UF and the University of Oklahoma. Items set for display include: * Air-cooled shoulder pads - A set of air-cooled football shoulder pads co-developed by Dr. Nik Gravenstein, a UF professor and chairman of an  more

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESIDENT EMERITUS STANFORD DIES IN AMERICUS AT AGE 92
ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 2 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: Henry King Stanford, who died New Year's Day in Americus at the age of 92, was a sprightly, highly regarded veteran of nearly 30 years as a college president when he came out of retirement in 1986 at age 70 to lead the University of Georgia through a year of healing as interim president. An Atlanta native known for his sharp intellect, keen wit and consensus-building skills, Stanford came to UGA in July of   more

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PROFESSOR STEPHEN FEINSTEIN DIES AT 65
MINNEAPOLIS, March 6 -- University of Minnesota issued the following news release: Stephen Feinstein, the director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) and adjunct professor of history at the University of Minnesota, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 4. He was 65. Feinstein joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1997, serving first as the acting director of the CHGS and then being named director two years later. From its founding in 1997, Feinstein built t  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA HEALTH'S DEAN KLASKO NAMED CEO OF BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 22 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: The Johnnie B. Byrd Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute's Board of Directors today unanimously approved a new CEO - Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, dean of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and senior vice president for USF Health. Dr. Klasko's was named CEO immediately following the Board's approval of the affiliation agreement intended to help the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute and US  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTIONS PROGRAM FULLY ACCREDITED
TAMPA, Fla., June 19 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc, (AAHRPP) has granted full accreditation to the University of South Florida - the only university in Florida to achieve this milestone. The AAHRPP is a non-profit organization that works with universities, hospitals, independent review boards, research institute and contract research organizations to raise the level of pr  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA JOINS NIH'S LANDMARK NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 3 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: The University of South Florida has been awarded $28.8 million to participate in the National Institute of Health's comprehensive study on the interaction of genes and the environment on children's health. NIH officials today named 36 new and existing National Children's Health study centers that will recruit study volunteers from a total of 72 locations across the United States. The University of Mia  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKINGS
TAMPA, Fla., July 14 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Once again USF Health's hospital partners have been ranked among the nation's top 50 hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings are on newsstands this week in the America's Best Hospitals 2008 edition of the magazine. Tampa General Hospital and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute - two primary teaching affiliates of the USF College of Medicine - were among only 170 hospitals that   more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA PROFESSOR'S HISTORICAL LOOK AT PHYSIOLOGY AND WWII AIR WAR
BETHESDA, Md., April 7 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: World War II-era physiologists helped solve physiological problems related to flight, research that helped pave the way for an Allied victory in the air, according to Jay B. Dean, of the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Dean, professor of molecular pharmcology and physiology, presented his historical research Monday, April 7, at the Experimental Biology 2008 conference in San Di  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA RECEIVES NEW MULTIMILLION DOLLAR AWARD TO ASSESS JUVENILE DIABETES TREATMENTS
TAMPA, Fla., July 31 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: The National Institutes of Health has awarded $127.7 million to the University of South Florida research team led by Jeffrey Krischer, PhD, to coordinate worldwide studies on the prevention and treatment of juvenile diabetes. This latest funding, a seven-year award, supports Dr. Krischer's coordination of the NIH network of clinical research centers known as TrialNet. The award adds to the $169 milli  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA STUDY FINDS BARRIERS TO ANGIOPLASTY FOR LIFE-THREATENING HEART ATTACKS
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 8 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Women, the elderly, and patients admitted to the emergency department on weekends are all less likely to receive same-day coronary angioplasty for a life-threatening heart attack in Florida, University of South Florida researchers found. Their study was published this month in the American Journal of Cardiology. Angioplasty, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), uses a catheter-guide  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA, BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE PARTNERSHIP MOVES FORWARD
TAMPA, Fla., July 18 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: The University of South Florida and Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute today approved an affiliation agreement intended to help them move together in advancing Alzheimer's research and treatment. The agreement, unanimously approved July 18 at the first meeting of the seven-member Joint Affiliation Board, must still be voted on by the full boards of both institutitons. The agr  more

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA ACQUIRES PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVES OF RAY MALINOWSKI STUDIO
PENSACOLA, Fla., Jan. 8 -- The University of West Florida, a component of the Florida state university system, issued the following news release: The Special Collections Department in the John C. Pace Library at the University of West Florida has acquired the photographic archives of the Ray Malinowski Studio. The collection of approximately 50,000 photographs covers Pensacola and adjacent regions from the mid-1960s through 2000 and includes aerial photographs as well as photographs of promin  more

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT EXPANDS 'FUN WITH SCIENCE!' SATURDAY SESSIONS
PENSACOLA, Fla., Jan. 9 -- The University of West Florida, a component of the Florida state university system, issued the following news release: The University of West Florida Department of Chemistry in conjunction with the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) has expanded the number of "Fun with Science!" Saturday sessions this spring for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. Led by UWF science faculty members, the sessions are held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the UWF Pensa  more

UPPER HILLSBOROUGH ALSTON TRACT RESERVED FOR DISABLED HUNT
BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Dec. 30 -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Alston Tract, which is part of the Upper Hillsborough property, will be closed to the public Jan. 9-11. The District is limiting access to the property for an event that allows disabled hunters the opportunity to experience the outdoors during a muzzleloader gun hunt. The Alston Tract is located east of Zephyrhills in Pasco and P  more

UPTAQ PARTICIPANT EARNS TWO SCIENCE EDUCATION GRANTS
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 3 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Karen Stockton, a fourth-grade teacher at Westgate Elementary School and participant in the pilot UPTAQ program at USF St. Petersburg, earned two grants to enhance science education in her classroom. She credits her participation in UPTAQ, Understanding the Profile of Tampa Bay's Aquatic Quality program, for giving her the tools, ideas and motivation to complete the grant applications that will bring   more

VALENCIA A CAPPELLA CHORALE IS HOLDING AUDITIONS
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 18 -- Valencia Community College issued the following news release: The Valencia A Cappella Chorale is now holding auditions for the spring term. The chorale is open to all students, staff, faculty and community members. Participants must have some music skill and be quick learners. The Valencia A Cappella Chorale explores a wide variety of music and genres and is made up of several groups. Intone sings the music of Epcot's Voices of Liberty and even works with their d  more

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 10TH ANNUAL GREAT AIR POTATO ROUNDUP
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 5 -- The city of Gainesville issued the following news release: The City of Gainesville Nature Operations Division is seeking volunteers to join in the fun and help protect the City's conservation lands at the 10th Annual Great Air Potato Roundup on Saturday, January 31, 2009 from 9. to 11 a.m. The 10th Annual Great Air Potato Roundup will be held during Invasive Plant Awareness Week and is co-sponsored by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FEPPC). Last year, despi  more

VOLUSIA COUNTY RESIDENTS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PROGRAM TO HARDEN HOMES AGAINST HIGH WINDS
DELAND, Fla., Jan. 5 -- Volusia County issued the following news release: The window of opportunity is slowly closing for Volusia County homeowners to receive My Safe Florida Home grant assistance to strengthen their homes against high winds. The program was created by the Florida Legislature in 2006 to provide free wind inspections and grants to homeowners living in single-family, detached, site-built homes. "Volusia County received $1 million in program funds for residents to strengthen   more

WELCOME TO UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA HEALTH RESEARCH DAY 2008
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 19 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Are marine microorganisms a potential source of drugs to fight malaria? Can caffeine offer protection against Alzheimer's disease? How might Bluetooth technology improve patient care? What is the link between adolescent binge drinking and adult alcohol abuse? These were just a few of the fascinating questions explored in the more than 200 research projects to be presented by students and faculty Feb. 22  more

Wells Fargo and Wachovia Merger Completed
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 1 -- Wells Fargo issued the following news release: Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) said today it has completed its merger with Wachovia Corporation, effective December 31, 2008, creating North America's most extensive distribution system for financial services with 11,000 stores, 12,260 ATMs, wellsfargo.com and Wells Fargo PhoneBankSM. Beginning today, Wells Fargo and Wachovia customers have free use of all of the company's combined ATMs. Wells Fargo now has communit  more

WISCONSIN FIRM RECALLS BACON BIT PRODUCTS FOR POSSIBLE LISTERIA CONTAMINATION
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued the following press release: Patrick Cudahy, a Cudahy, Wisc., firm, is recalling approximately 3,590 pounds of bacon bit products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels, visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_001  more

WOMEN'S NCAA SOCCER: COUGAR INVITATIONAL, SEPT. 5, 7
COLUMBUS, Ga., Aug. 31 -- Columbus State University issued the following news release: CSU's women's soccer squad will open its home season by hosting the Cougar Invitational with matches on Friday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 7 at the CSU Soccer Complex. The game schedule is: * Friday: Clayton State vs. Florida Tech, 4 p.m.; Georgia College and State vs. Tusculum, 6 p.m.; and Tampa vs. CSU, 8 p.m. * Sunday: Tampa vs. Tusculum, 11 a.m. and Florida Tech vs. CSU, 1:30 p.m. Daily admission p  more

WOMEN'S STUDIES PRESENTS NATION'S LEADING FEMINISTS
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 9 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: The University of South Florida Department of Women's Studies presents nationally recognized feminist scholar Phyllis Chesler Monday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m. at the Marshall Student Center room 2709. She will discuss "Present and Future Challenges Confronting Feminism" and share her new introduction to her book Woman's Inhumanity to Woman. "Dr. Chesler is a pioneer," said Kim Vaz, chair of the Department of W  more

WRITTEN AGREEMENT WITH OCEAN BANKSHARES
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 -- The Federal Reserve Bank issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the execution of a Written Agreement by and between Ocean Bankshares, Inc., Miami, Florida, a registered bank holding company, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. A copy of the Agreement is attached. Attachment: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/enforcement/enf20081223a1.pdf (55 KB PDF)  more

ADD TO TALLAHASSEE'S CANOPY AND ADOPT A TREE!
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 4 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: The City of Tallahassee once again is offering free trees to eligible homeowners within the city limits. To help ensure our well-known canopy of trees remains intact, residents can apply to receive one or two trees through the City's popular Adopt-A-Tree program. Applications and tree adoption information are available online at the City's Talgov.com website. To receive trees from the City, a citizen mu  more

Autobiographical Installation Offers Stimulating Social Commentary At The New Esther Massry Gallery
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 12 -- The College of St. Rose issued the following news release: The Esther Massry Gallery at The College of Saint Rose presents "Holes of Truth," large paintings on photographs, works on paper, hanging and freestanding sculptures and installation elements by New York artist Judith Page. Included are selections from three bodies of work and a new installation, a series of portraits painted on pages of "Plutarch's Lives." "Judith Page: Holes of Truth," opens Sunday, Novem  more

BUTTERWORTH TO CHAIR TASK FORCE ON CHILD PROTECTION
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 11 -- The Florida Department of Children & Families issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Children and Families will hold a meeting of the Task Force on Child Protection tomorrow in Ft. Lauderdale. The Task Force was established in July 2007, by then Secretary Bob Butterworth, to examine the gaps that existed in Florida's child protection system. In recent weeks, Secretary George Sheldon has expanded the scope of the Task Force and appointed Butt  more

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER ALEX WARNS ANNUITY FRAUDSTERS: TOUGHER LAWS NOW ON BOOKS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 1 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink's 2008 legislative push to target agents using predatory annuity practices against seniors today results in tougher penalties for fraudsters in Florida. Effective January 1, 2009, SB 2082 strengthens the fines against agents who target Floridians using fraudulent annuities sales practices. The legislation also makes it a third degree felony to   more

Doane Selects Diversity Consultant
CRETE, Neb., Aug. 12 -- Doane College issued the following news release: Doane College has selected Dr. Lisa M. McBride of Tallahassee, Fla., as its Diversity Consultant to the President.Diversity consultant Lisa McBride McBride has spent the past nine years as an associate professor at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla., where she also serves as institutional diversity coordinator. The view across college classrooms reflects significant change in the last 15 years, acco  more

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH JOINT INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST IN FORT PIERCE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 24 -- The Florida Department of Health issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Health's (DOH) South Florida Unlicensed Activity (ULA) Unit announced that their joint investigation with the Fort Pierce Police Department (FPPD) has led to the arrest of Alexander Encarnacion for the alleged unlicensed practice dentistry which is a third degree felony and punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a $5000.00 fine upon conviction. On Friday, Dec  more

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH JOINT INVESTIGATION LEADS TO FEDERAL SEARCH WARRANT IN MIAMI
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 31 -- The Florida Department of Health issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Health's (DOH) South Florida Unlicensed Activity (ULA) Unit announced today that their joint investigation with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Miami Dade Police Department's Medical Crimes Unit (MDPDMCU) has led to the execution of a federal search warrant at a Miami birthing facility. The target of the search warrant, the Miami Maternity  more

FORMER MISS FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY BROWN SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2009 MISS BLACK U.S.A. PAGEANT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 9 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Kimberly Brown, a Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduate and former Miss FAMU 2005-2006, was recently selected as the reigning Miss Black Alabama USA 2009. She will serve in the Miss Black U.S.A. Pageant in August 2009 in Washington, D.C. Competing in this National Pageant will give Kimberly an opportunity to vie for $20,000 in scholarship funds, whic  more

IOWA BOARD OF REGENTS ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 1 MEETING
DES MOINES, Iowa, May 1 -- The Iowa Board of Regents issued the following minutes: Bonnie Campbell Present Jenny Connolly Present Robert Downer Present Jack Evans Present Michael Gartner Absent Ruth Harkin Present Craig Lang Present David Miles Present Rose Vasquez Present Staff Members Andrea Anania, Andy Baumert, Brad Berg, Mark Braun, Marcia Brunson, Tim Cook, Sheila Doyle, Tom Evans, Diana Gonzalez, Joe Murphy, Joan Racki, Keith Saunders, Patrice Sayre,   more

JANUARY WORKSHOPS WITH THE CENTER FOR EMPLOYEE ENRICHMENT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 1 -- Tallahassee Community College issued the following news release: For efficient and effective professional, technical and personal enrichment experiences, Tallahassee Community College reminds its employees to check out the College's Center for Employee Enrichment (CEE). Through the CEE, a series of workshops are available to TCC faculty and staff, all with the goal of helping each individual become fully-equipped in doing his or her part to lead to the overall   more

MIAMI LAKES WOMAN CLAIMS $700,000 MEGA MONEY JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 7 -- The Florida Department of Lottery has issued the following news release: The Florida Lottery announced today that MEGA MONEY winner Hilda Gutierrez, 53, of Miami Lakes claimed the December 23, $700,000 MEGA MONEY jackpot. Gutierrez chose the one-time, lump-sum payment option for her winnings in the amount of $556,477.25. The winning MEGA MONEY ticket was purchased at Navarro Discount Pharmacies, located at 3141 W. 76th Street, Suite 5, in Hialeah. The retailer   more

NEW COLLEGE FEATURED IN PRINCETON REVIEW'S 2009 LIST OF 100 'BEST VALUE' COLLEGES
SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 9 -- The New College of Florida, a component of the Florida state university system, issued the following news release: New College of Florida has been named the number 2 best value public college by The Princeton Review and USA TODAY. The New York-based education services company, known for its test-prep courses, features the College in its just-published 2009 list of 100 "Best Value" Colleges. The list highlights schools that provide high-quality academics at a reasonab  more

NJOH CONTRIBUTES TO UNITED NATIONS REPORT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 6 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Professor of Government and International Affairs Ambe Njoh, PhD, was selected to contribute two chapters and four case studies for the 2009 edition of the United Nations Global Report on Human Settlements. One of only two scholars from the United States to be selected, 10 authors will contribute. The publication, used by scholars and professionals around the world, is a vehicle for monitorin  more

PROFESSOR IN FORENSIC ACCOUNTING LANDER WINS OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTING EDUCATOR AWARD
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 1 -- The University of South Florida issued the following news release: Gerald Lander, PhD, the Gregory, Sharer & Stuart P.A. Term Professor in Forensic Accounting, has been named the 2008-2009 Outstanding Accounting Educator in Florida by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Lander will receive his award at the Dec. 17 meeting of the group's Board of Governors in Tallahassee. "I truly appreciate the opportunities I have had to work with so many great pe  more

RESEARCHER WINS $1.2 MILLION GRANT TO STUDY GENETIC 'MASTER SWITCH'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 9 -- Florida State University issued the following news release: A unique discovery in a Florida State University College of Medicine laboratory is the basis for research with the potential to one day help scientists learn how to stop cancer and other diseases in the tissue where they are forming. Jamila HorabinJamila Horabin, associate professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Medicine, has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institu  more

ROAD CLOSURE ON OX BOTTOM ROAD EFFECTIVE JAN. 6
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 5 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: A segment of Ox Bottom Road between Witchtree Acres Road and Tuscan Hill Drive will be closed beginning January 6, 2009, as part of the joint City of Tallahassee-Leon County Kerry Forest Parkway Extension Project. Weather permitting, the route should be reopened by mid-February. During the closure, crews will be working to complete the tie-in of the Kerry Forest Parkway Extension to Ox Bottom Road at a   more

SECOND ANNUAL 'HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS' HELPS MORE CHILDREN VISIT RELATIVES
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 29 -- The Florida Department of Children & Families issued the following news release: Department of Children and Families Secretary George Sheldon today announced that more than 200 foster children in Florida will be able to spend time with relatives living outside Florida this holiday season. Under the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children, Children's Legal Services' attorneys and case managers work through the judicial system to allow foster children to v  more

SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER LAWSON TO REPUBLICANS: 'STOP TAXING THE LITTLE GUY'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 31 -- Florida State Sen. Alfred Lawson Jr., D-Tallahassee (6th District), issued the following news release: Alarmed by the proposals Republicans have outlined to plug Florida's budget shortfall, Senate Democratic Leader Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee) on Wednesday urged the GOP leadership to rethink their latest financial attack on Floridians. "You don't staunch an arterial hemorrhage by cutting out the heart," Lawson said. "But the majority of plans they've concocted do  more

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SORORITY PLEDGES ANNOUNCED
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Aug. 18 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news release: One thousand one hundred fifty-five women recently pledged sororities at The University of Alabama. They are: ALPHA CHI OMEGA Hannah Acker, Carrollton; Meg Adams, Decatur; Brittan Allison, Lexington, Ky.; Hallie Anderson, Atlanta, Ga.; Katherine Baker, Vestavia Hills; Stacy Bell, Tuscaloosa; Allison Bivens, Scottsboro; Alex Blythe, Birmingham; Christy Boardman, Homewood; Michale Briant, Albury, Aus  more




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