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$1,000,000 Powerball winner sold in Maine!
AUGUSTA, Maine, April 26 -- The Maine State Lottery issued the following news release: There was a $1,000,000 Powerball winner sold at Westbrook Market in Westbrook for the drawing of April 24, 2010. The lucky winner matched 5 numbers and played the Power Play option which increased their prize from $200,000 to One Million Dollars! Congratulations!  more

$38 Million in U.S. Department of Commerce Grants Support Economic Recovery Efforts in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, issued the following news release: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced $38 million in U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to help the region rebound economically from the 2008 floods. The investment includes $35 million to the city of Cedar Rapids to assist with the construction of the new downtown events center and $3 million to the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce to b  more

$4,650 to Northwood from the USDA
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, issued the following news release: Chuck Grassley today said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Rural Development has awarded a $4,650 competitive grant to Northwood through the Community Facility Economic Impact Initiative Grant program. "This funding will help keep Northwood residents safe during severe weather," Grassley said. Northwood will use the money to help purchase and install two new earl  more

'A Night of Short Plays' at Pellissippi State
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 26 -- Pellissippi State Technical Community College issued the following news release: Who says that an evening at the theater has to be long - or expensive? On April 27 and 28, Pellissippi State Community College will present three short plays by playwrights associated with the school. Each of the three plays will run both nights and are performed by the Magnolia Avenue Campus Drama Club. The free performances feature Distance Learning Classroom facilitator Dave  more

'Alien Hunter' to Give Talk at KU
LAWRENCE, Kan., April 26 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Although the scientific hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence is now into its fifth decade with no confirmed contact, there is reason to expect that evidence of sophisticated civilizations might be found in the coming decades, according to a top astronomer coming to the University of Kansas. Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute and author of "Confes  more

'Boogie Woogie' Performance to Look at Obstacles to Dreams
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York at Plattsburgh issued the following news release: The Multicultural Alliance is hosting "The Boogie Woogie Rumble of Dream Deferred" on Tuesday, April 27 at 9 p.m. in the Angell College Center Warren Ballrooms. This innovative performance piece by Arts Integration Specialist Francine Jennings challenges participants to identify and analyze images, concepts, and social elements that might destroy their dreams. Langston Hughes'  more

'Dreams and Reality, Recent Work by David Brown and Teri Sanders-Brown' Opens May 1 in Foxworthy Gallery
SANTA MARIA, Calif., April 26 -- Alan Hancock College issued the following news release: "Dreams and Reality," is a title that doesn't just bridge two sides of human perception--it's also a perfect fit when it describes a new exhibition of work by a creative couple.Featuring dream-inspired sculpture by Teri Sanders-Brown and life paintings by David Brown, this showing of 2-D and 3-D artwork has its grand opening on Monday, May 1, in Allan Hancock College's Foxworthy Gallery. The public is inv  more

'Health Care vs. Sick Care: The Great Health Care Debate'
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., April 25 -- Skidmore College issued the following news release: Dr. Michael Quartararo will present "Health Care vs. Sick Care: The Great Health Care Debate" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. Free and open to the public as well as the Skidmore community, the talk is sponsored by the College's Health Promotion Office. Quartararo will discuss the scientific basis, philosophical principles, and differences between wellness care and   more

'Interim' Removed from Bethurum's Title
YUMA, Ariz., April 26 -- Arizona Western College issued the following news release: Arizona Western College is proud to announce that they have officially named Nikki Bethurum as Matadors' Head Softball Coach, removing the 'interim' from her title. Bethurum has served as the interim head coach of the program since last June after taking the program over from Angel Shamblin, who resigned after two years at AWC and later became the head softball coach at California State University-Chico. The a  more

'Just Once Guitar' Workshop Coming this Saturday
PALMDALE, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Palmdale issued the following news release: The City of Palmdale's parks and recreation department will host a guitar workshop entitled "Just Once Guitar for Busy Adults and Teens" this Saturday, May 1 from 2:45 to 5:15 pm at the Marie Kerr Recreation Building, 39700 30th St. West in Palmdale. Taught by Craig Coffman, this class is designed for the absolute beginner and students do not need to know anything about music or the guitar to attend the c  more

'Painting With Words' Slated for this Wednesday
PALMDALE, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Palmdale issued the following news release: The Palmdale City Library will host its 5th annual "Painting With Words," a literary event in celebration of National Poetry Month, this Wednesday, April 28 at 6:30 pm in the Joshua Room of the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38300 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. The event is free and open to the public. Sign ups will begin at 6 pm and it is a first come, first served open mic event. Poets, spoken word artist  more

'Quiet Revolutionaries' are Empowering Women in the Middle East, Writes Isobel Coleman in New CFR Book
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Council on Foreign Relations issued the following news release: The challenge in the Middle East has been intensified by the rise of a political Islam that too often condemns women's empowerment as Western cultural imperialism or, worse, anti-Islamic, writes CFR Senior Fellow Isobel Coleman in her new book, Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East. However, she argues, Muslim women and men are fighting back with progressive interpretations   more

'Ten Ways' for Foundations to Strengthen Diversity and Inclusiveness
DENVER, April 25 -- The Council on Foundations issued the following news release: At its annual conference in Denver this week, the Council on Foundations presented a new set of "Ten Ways" reports designed to strengthen diversity and inclusive practices in the philanthropic sector. The three-volume set customized for three different foundation types - community, family, and independent - features inclusive approaches and best practices that foster diverse talent and use foundation resources m  more

'Weekend of Music' Upcoming at SUNY Orange on May 7-9
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York-Orange County issued the following news release: The musical diversity of SUNY Orange's performance ensembles will be on display May 7-9 as the College's symphonic band, community orchestra and choir combine for a weekend of music that will feature three concerts in three days. The symphonic band, under the direction of Kevin Scott, will kick off the busy weekend with an 8 p.m. concert Friday, May 7 at Middletown's historic Par  more

2.19 Crore Persons are with Disabilities
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment: As per Census 2001, there are 2.19 Crore persons with disabilities, out of which 22.63 lakh are persons with mental disability. As per Section 2 (i) of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, "disability" means (i) blindness, (ii) low vision, (iii) leprosy-cured, (iv) hearing impairment, (  more

2010 Economic Outlook for North Santa Barbara County Topic of May 7 UCSB Presentation in Santa Maria
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Santa Barbara issued the following news release: The prospects for North Santa Barbara County's economy in the year ahead will be the topic of a special morning seminar to be presented by the UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project on Friday, May 7, at Marian Theater on the campus of Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria. Registration and breakfast begin at 7 a.m.; the program begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 10 a.m. The  more

28 April Teleconference: Increasing Diversity in Science and Higher Education
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science issued the following news release: How can U.S. universities draw more women and underrepresented minorities into science fields to boost economic and security goals--while minimizing any unreasonable legal risks? U.S. Supreme Court rulings in 2003 limited the role of race in university admissions. Those rulings didn't address faculty recruitment, though, and some state laws prohibit any consideration of race i  more

3rd Annual Juvenile Crime Prevention Youth Summit Set for Saturday, May 8th
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 26 -- The city of Louisville issued the following news release: In an effort to show young people ways to deal with life in a positive way without turning to crime or violence, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and the Shawnee Weed & Seed Committee present the 3rd Annual Juvenile Crime Prevention Youth Summit. "This Summit is a chance for young people to hear from other in our community who have dealt with the problems of growing up and want to share their experienc  more

4 Champions Note Talents Needed to Win World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, June 19 at Oklahoma National Stockyards
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 26 -- The Livestock Marketing Association issued the following news release: Four contestants competing here June 19 in LMA's 47th annual World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) have definite ideas about the talents needed to win the world title. The four - Brian Little, Wann, Okla.; Russele Sleep, Bedford, Iowa; Jim Hertzog, Butler, Mo.; and Tye Casey, Plymouth, Ind. - are worth listening to. They each won one of the four qualifying contests to get to the WLAC,  more

407th Air Expeditionary Group Transfers Authority to 321st Air Expeditionary Wing
ALI BASE, Iraq, April 26 -- The Unites States Forces - Iraq issued the following news release: A transfer of authority ceremony was held here April 24 realigning the 407th Air Expeditionary Group from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing to the 321st Air Expeditionary Wing. Maj. Gen. Joseph Reynes Jr., director, Air Component Coordination Element U.S. Forces-Iraq, was the presiding officer of the ceremony. Brig. Gen. Craig A. Franklin, commander, 332nd AEW relinquished command of the 407 AEG t  more

50 means 50: Licensure Reaches Milestone in Vermont
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The American Society of Landscape Architects issued the following news release: After more than six years of hard work and persistence, the Vermont ASLA can celebrate victory with passage of licensure legislation for landscape architects. Although the Green Mountain State was an unlikely place for the lone hold-out, a strict sunrise process was a stubborn barrier to success. The chapter initiated the sunrise application three times, only to suffer the same conclusion:   more

7 Charged in 'Note-Job' Bank Robberies
PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 25 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island issued the following news release: Seven people have been charged and were arraigned last week in U.S. District Court on federal bank robbery charges. The charges result from ongoing federal and local law enforcement investigations into "note-job" bank robberies. A "note-job" bank robbery occurs when a note demanding money is passed or an oral demand is made but a weapon is not shown. U.S. Attorney Peter F. Ne  more

8th Army Band Percussionist Headlines Guam Music Festival
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Army Bands issued the following news by SSG Ron Hinkle, EUSA Band: SPC Christopher Scarberry, a percussionist with the 8th Army Band in Seoul, Korea, was a featured marimba soloist, instructor and adjudicator at this year's Tumon Bay Music Festival on Guam. The festival takes place over a nine-day period in mid-March every year and features youth and adult music ensembles from throughout the Pacific Islands region. Also representing the U.S. Military were the   more

A May Day Delight: 2010 Spring Dance Concert
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., April 25 -- Skidmore College issued the following news release: The Dance Theater's stage lights had barely cooled after the highly successful Senior Capstone Dance concerts in early April when Skidmore's Dance Department got ready to heat things up again, with two Spring Dance Concerts to be performed at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be sold 45 minutes prior to each performa  more

A Public Hearing to Consider the Possible Commutation of Sentence of Daryl McCurtis #122003
LANSING, Mich., April 26 -- The Michigan Department of Corrections issued the following news release: The Michigan Parole and Commutation Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, to consider the possible commutation of sentence of Daryl McCurtis, #122003. It will be at 11:00 a.m. at the Handlon, Richard A. Correctional Facility, Ionia, MI. Daryl McCurtis is serving a Life sentence for the crime of Murder 2nd Degree. He was sentenced on January 22, 1969 from Wayne County  more

A&M-Commerce Selected to Participate in AVID Postsecondary System
COMMERCE, Texas, April 26 -- Texas A&M University at Commerce issued the following news by Brent Lyday: Texas A&M University-Commerce continues to ease the transition for incoming students after being selected as one of eight colleges and universities to participate in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Postsecondary System beginning next fall. "AVID is a nationally recognized program that promotes student achievement and strengthens relationships among participating schoo  more

ABAC Professor Makes Second Trip to China
TIFTON, Ga., April 26 -- Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College issued the following news release: Eddie Seagle helped to bridge the gap between Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and China in 2009 when he took eight students there for classes, presentations, and a tour of the country.In recent weeks, the ABAC professor of agriculture and environmental horticulture crossed that figurative bridge again with another China trip. On this journey, Seagle taught 35 general managers from China's   more

Abel, Umansky, Earle to Give Trio Recital
OWENSBORO, Ky., April 25 -- Kentucky Wesleyan College issued the following news release: Kentucky Wesleyan College will present a Chamber Music Recital featuring Alfred Abel, Visiting Artist in Violin; Polina Umansky, cellist; and Diane Earle, pianist. The program is Sunday, May 2, at 2 p.m. in the college's Tapscott Chapel. The trio will present music by Mendelssohn, Faure, Saint-Saens and Brahms. Abel is Concertmaster of the Lafayette (Indiana) Symphony, a studio performer and teaches at  more

ACC's Best Honored at Banquet
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb., April 26 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command issued the following news by Staff Sgt. James M. Hodgman, 55th Wing Public Affairs: More than 200 Airmen from across Air Combat Command gathered at the Embassy Suites hotel in La Vista, Neb., April 21 to honor the command's best at the ACC 2010 Outstanding Airmen of the Year banquet. Of the 29 nominees, six Airmen were selected as award winners and will go on to compete for Air Force Outstanding Airmen of the Ye  more

Accountability in Panchayati Raj
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Rural Development: Union Minister of Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P. Joshi today informed the Lok Sabha that his Ministry commissions studies on various aspects of Panchayati Raj from time to time. A study is also commissioned every year on the Devolution Index (DI) that ranks States for undertaking measures for effective devolution of Funds, Functions and Functionaries to the Panchayati Raj In  more

ACLU Announces James Esseks As Director Of ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The American Civil Liberties Union issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union has announced that James Esseks has become its new Director of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project. Prior to this appointment, Esseks served as Litigation Director for the LGBT & AIDS Project since July 2001. Matt Coles, who led the Project since 1995, will now lead the ACLU's newly formed Center for Equality, supervising the ACLU's work on racial just  more

Act 'Won' - Harper Joy Theatre Reunion Called 'Fantastic' Success
WALLA WALLA, Wash., April 26 -- Whitman College issued the following news release: "Drama" took center-stage at Whitman's spring Reunion Weekend as about 200 theatre alumni gathered on campus to celebrate 50 years of Harper Joy Theatre and the impact it and the college has had on their lives. Among them were actors, teachers, an internationally renowned playwright and a range of "theatre people" from several decades. Los Angles Shakespearean actor Eric Stein '97, who teaches Shakespeare  more

Aderholt Statement on North Alabama Storm Damage
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala. (4th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) made the following statement on yesterday's tornado damage in Marshall and DeKalb Counties. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by yesterday's tornado. My staff and I stand ready to work with local officials and Alabama EMA and FEMA to help in the recovery process. North Alabama is a community of hard-working people who are able to with  more

Adrian Burgos, Jr., to Lecture about Latinos in Baseball History
CLINTON, N.Y., April 25 -- Hamilton College issued the following news release: Historian and author Adrian Burgos, Jr. will present a lecture titled "Playing America's Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line" on Tuesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the Science Center's Kennedy Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Burgos, an associate professor of history at the University of Illinois, has long been an expert on the Latino struggle for acceptance both in the major and N  more

Aerospace Insurance Costs Continues Steady Descent
LONDON, April 26 -- The Aon Corporation issued the following news release: The price of insurance for the aerospace industry looks set to continue to decline in 2010, for the fourth year in a row, finds Aon's Aerospace Insurance Markets Outlook 2010 report. After 2009's turbulence, this represents an oasis of relative calm for airports, aerospace manufacturers and support companies. 2009 saw the continuation of decreasing of steady rates for insurance in the aerospace sector: Airports:   more

Aerospace Power to be Crucial in Future Conflicts: Antony
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Defence: The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony today said that the recently demonstrated precision strike capabilities of the Indian Air Force would go a long way in ensuring the national security. Addressing the top brass of the Indian Air Force here today, he said, aerospace power will prove to be crucial in future conflicts. "In the years to come, Aerospace Power will prove to be th  more

Agriculture Department Issues Fines for Pesticide Violations
OLYMPIA, Wash., April 26 -- Washington State Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) issued fines totaling $5,200 and imposed license suspensions during the first quarter of 2010 for violations of state pesticide laws and rules. Fines ranged from $450 to $1,800 for incidents that involved damaging several vineyards as a result of roadside spraying operations, exposing people to pesticide drift, and mistakenly spraying   more

Air Quality Advisory Issued for Dust Tuesday Afternoon Through Wednesday Morning 04/27/10 - 04/28/10
LAS VEGAS, April 26 -- Clark County issued the following news release: Due to expected high winds, Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management (DAQEM) officials are advising residents and operators of local construction sites of the possibility of blowing dust Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. At this time, unhealthy levels of dust are not occurring. As part of the county's dust-control program, air quality officials are sending notices to construction si  more

AJC Calls Arizona Law Setback for Immigration Reform
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The American Jewish Committee issued the following news release: AJC has condemned Arizona's new immigration law, calling it "a setback in national efforts to achieve immigration reform." The Arizona law, expected to go into effect this summer, will allow local law enforcement to stop anyone, if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants, and arrest those unable to produce proper immigration documents. "We regret Gov. Brewer's decision to sign this misg  more

AJC Condemns Vile Hamas Video Mocking Gilad Shalit
NEW YORK, April 25 -- The American Jewish Committee issued the following news release: AJC denounced Hamas for releasing a video depicting kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit returning to Israel in a coffin. Today marks 1,400 days since Sgt. Shalit was snatched from inside Israeli territory by the terrorist organization and taken to Gaza. "This video demonstrates once again what a truly despicable organization Hamas is," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Hamas kills, maims, kid  more

Albion Campus Center 20th Anniversary Celebration
GENESEE, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York's Genesee Community College issued the following news release: What: Albion Campus Center 20th Anniversary Celebration When: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 5:00pm-6:30pm Where: Genesee Community College Albion Campus Center 456 West Avenue, Albion, NY 14411 Who: General Public is invited to the anniversary celebration Background: The 20th Anniversary Celebration and Open House of Genesee Community College's Albion Campus is  more

Alexander: Democrats Are Becoming 'Party of No: No Amendments, No Debate, No Checks and Balances'
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) made the following remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate today in advance of his vote against the motion to proceed to the Financial Regulation bill: * "We'll be voting at 5:00 this afternoon on a motion by the Majority Leader, and I can almost hear him now saying something about the 'party of no' as we talk about the financial regulation bill. I   more

ALIS Summer Update Event to Take Mid-Year Measure of Future Hotel Investment Opportunities
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The American Hotel & Lodging Association issued the following news release: On July 13, 2010, the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) will host the second ALIS Summer Update, a one-day event presenting a mid-year review of the most popular, timely, and focused sessions from this past ALIS conference. Held at the new JW Marriott at LA LIVE in Los Angeles, California, ALIS Summer Update attendees can also opt to log in to a live global Webcast. The ALIS Summer U  more

Alleged Bomb Maker Arrested in Murder-for-Hire Plot
TAMPA, Fla., April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Tampa Field Office issued the following news release: On Friday, April 23, 2010, the Tampa FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), which consists of numerous representatives from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, arrested JOHN NICHOLAS COORS, age 20, without incident. COORS was arrested in Tampa, Florida, after meeting with an undercover law enforcement asset (UCA) and attempting to det  more

Allen Scott Hicks Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery of Hampton Pharmacy
GREENEVILLE, Tenn., April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee issued the following news release: Allen Scott Hicks, 52, of Elizabethton, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, at Greeneville. The sentence was the result of a December 3, 2009, guilty plea by Hicks to a federal grand jury indictment charging him with robbery of a pharmacy and using and carrying a firearms during the robbery. Hic  more

Alternative Energy Researcher to Discuss Global Problems
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 26 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: A chemist whose renewable energy research landed him in Time magazine's Time 100 list last year will discuss "The Global Energy Challenge" May 3 at the University of Louisville. Massachusetts Institute of Technology chemist and energy researcher Daniel Nocera will give the free, public talk at 1:30 p.m. in Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. His more scientifically oriented talk, "The Chemist  more

America's Beer Distributors Commend Congressional Resolution Supporting Craft Beer Week
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 26 -- The National Beer Wholesalers Association issued the following news release: The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) - which represents the interests of America's 2,850 licensed, independent beer distributors - strongly supports House Resolution 1297, which supports "the goals and ideals of American Craft Beer Week." America's beer distributors support state-based regulations for alcohol that allow craft brewers to grow their businesses and expand the  more

Americans Aren't in a Trusting Mood
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Monday regarding financial regulation reform: "Later today, the senate will cast its first vote in the debate over financial regulation. "And let me just say this at the outset: Republicans are united in our desire to protect the taxpayer from those who would put them and our nation's financial   more

Americans Committed to Saving for Retirement: ICI Year-End Data
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Investment Company Institute issued the following news release: After the worst market crash since the Great Depression, Americans continued to save for retirement in their 401(k) and other defined contribution (DC) retirement plans throughout 2009, and their saving efforts have helped fuel significant recovery in account balances. New data released by the Investment Company Institute and T. Rowe Price Group show that American workers remain committed to saving   more

AmeriCorps Accepts Applications for Summer Positions
OSWEGO, N.Y., April 26 -- The Oswego County Sheriff issued the following news release: Oswego County AmeriCorps is accepting applications for summer positions. AmeriCorps members get paid while learning valuable skills and earning money for college. "Across our country, AmeriCorps members assist their local community with education, environment, public safety and other human needs," said Kathleen Andolina, AmeriCorps program coordinator for the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau. "Members hav  more

An Artistic Discovery 2010 Judges Embrace 'Boyfriend-Girlfriend'
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., D-Ill. (2nd CD), issued the following news release: Hillcrest High School senior Camille Scott's "Boyfriend-Girlfriend" took First Place Saturday during the An Artistic Discovery 2010 awards ceremony. The ceremony was the climax of the Second Congressional District's annual high school art competition, which was held at Prairie State College's Christopher Art Gallery. "Boyfriend-Girlfriend," which evokes the sweet taste of first love,   more

Announcing the Official IABC 2010 World Conference Blog: InSession
SAN FRANCISCO, April 26 -- The International Association of Business Communicators issued the following news release: The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has launched InSession, the official blog for its 2010 World Conference, taking place 6-9 June in Toronto. In the weeks leading up to the event, InSession will feature discussions on the conference program, blog posts and podcast interviews with conference speakers. Already posted on the site are interviews with co  more

Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival Sunday
CHULA VISTA, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Chula Vista issued the following news release: Join in the fun as Chula Vista celebrates with one of the biggest fiestas of the year! The annual Cinco de Mayo festival will be held Sunday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Chula Vista. The holiday commemorates Mexico's historical battle over the French in 1848. Sponsored by the Third Avenue Village Association, the free event will feature live entertainment, authentic Mexican food and bev  more

Annual Service Provider Resource Fair at Cuesta College on May 6
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., April 26 -- Cuesta College issued the following news release: Cuesta College will host the 4th Annual Service Provider Event and Resource Fair on Thursday, May 6 for community members and English as a Second Language students. More than 25 resource agencies from throughout the county will staff informational booths and be available to answer questions, including representatives from the Women's Shelter, Head Start, Cuesta College Financial Aid, Consumer Credit Coun  more

Annual Student Art and Architecture Show
GENEVA, N.Y., April 26 -- Hobart and William Smith Colleges issued the following news release: Exploring a vast range of artistic styles and media, the 2010 Annual Student Art and Architecture Show is slated to set a new precedent for undergraduate artfulness at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The show will have its opening reception on Friday, April 30, from 7 - 9 p.m. in all three art and architecture buildings: the Davis Gallery at Houghton House, the Goldstein Family Carriage House and  more

ANSI Opens Nominations for 2010 Leadership and Service Awards
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced the Call for Nominations for its 2010 Leadership and Service Awards. Presented in conjunction with World Standards Week, the awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to voluntary consensus standardization and conformity assessment programs and have consistently demonstrated a commitment to their industr  more

Aon extends PCC offering to Isle of Man
DOUGLAS, Colo., April 26 -- The Aon Corporation issued the following news release: White Rock, an Aon Limited owned company, has launched a Protected Cell Company (PCC) facility in the Isle of Man (IOM) to expand its network into this well-respected domicile, alongside the other White Rock companies in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Luxembourg, Malta and Bermuda. Aon was the first to form a PCC, as well as the first to form an insurance Incorporated Cell Company and is the leader in this field. Its   more

Applied Mathematics Seminar on April 30
NEWARK, N.J., April 26 -- New Jersey Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Robert V. Kohn, PhD, a professor of mathematical sciences at the Courant Institute, New York University, will discuss "The Evolution of a Crystal Surface: Steps, PDE's, and Self-Similarity" (http://web.njit.edu/~lcumming/COLLOQUIUM/SPRING2010/Bob_Kohn.html) on April 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611.  more

April 27 is Haiti Solidarity Day at Marist
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., April 26 -- Marist College issued the following news release: The Marist College Praxis Project for Public Citizenship and Campus Ministry will conduct a day-long series of programs in support of the beleaguered nation of Haiti, recovering from January's devastating earthquake. Lectures, displays, music, films, and a presentation by students, faculty and guests on the social and political situation in Haiti before and after the earthquake will highlight the day's events. A  more

Archery Class
MODESTO, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Modesto issued the following news release: The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department and the Yahi Bowmen of Modesto will offer a one-day archery class for ages 8 and older at the Modesto Reservoir Archery Range, 18143 Reservoir Road. Two sessions are available; Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. or Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Instructors will cover the fundamentals of archery, including handling the equipment an  more

Arcuri Announces $600,000 in Recovery Bill Funding for Town of Russia Through Department of Agriculture
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Michael Arcuri, D-N.Y. (24th CD), has issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Michael Arcuri (NY-24) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $50,000 grant and a $550,000 direct loan to the Town of Russia using Recovery Bill funding to construct a new multi-town garage. "Providing funding for towns like Russia is essential to the success of our Upstate New York communities," Arcuri said, "It is important that we continue  more

Armed Service Members Have Extra Year for Home Buyer Tax Credit
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The National Association of Home Builders issued the following news release: The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) wants members of the military, foreign service and intelligence communities to know that they may have an additional year to buy a home and claim the home buyer tax credit, which expires for most Americans on April 30. The law provides qualified service members who served on official extended duty outside of the United States for 90 days or   more

Art 298: Special Topics, Advanced Portfolio Exhibition
WINSTED, Conn., April 26 -- Northwestern Connecticut Community College issued the following news release: A group exhibition of the works done by students in Art 298: Special Topics, Advanced Portfolio will be held in Founders Hall Gallery, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Park Place East, Winsted CT., from May 3 to May 14, 2010. Opening reception is Friday, May 7 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. NCCC students Karri Chapman, Kathleen Clark, Megan Danisi, Karl Goulet, Kelly Richnavsky, Joshua  more

Art Gallery to Feature Works of 10 Art Seniors April 30 to May 6
FREDONIA, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York at Fredonia issued the following news release: An exhibition featuring the works of 10 students from the Department of Visual Arts and New Media at the State University of New York at Fredonia will be on display in the art gallery at Rockefeller Arts Center from April 30 to May 6. Entitled "Senior Show II," the exhibition opens Friday, April 30 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the art gallery lobby. Participating student a  more

Art in April Fest A Success Under Sunny Skies in Torres Park
CHALMETTE, La., April 25 -- St. Bernard Parish issued the following news release: The 14th annual Art in April poster, "St. Bernard Parish - History, Heritage, Home," was unveiled on Friday night, April 16 at a private Patron Party. Patrons feasted on fresh fruit and vegetables, over-stuffed chicken salad croissants, artichoke dip and crab mold catered by Mark Madary as they browsed through the creative displays of children's art and silent auction items. Eleven collectible works of art from   more

ASA C.A.B. Campaign--Call About Biodiesel
ST. LOUIS, April 26 -- The American Soybean Association issued the following letter: Dear ASA Members & Supporters: The biodiesel tax incentive expired on December 31, 2009. Since then, biodiesel production and consumption has dramatically declined, biodiesel production facilities have closed, thousands of biodiesel industry workers have lost their jobs, and surplus soybean oil stocks continue to increase as a result of lower demand. The U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 4213,  more

Ashland Avenue in De Pere Closing for Construction
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued the following news release: A multi-lane roundabout is being built to improve safety and traffic flow. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is announcing work starting on Monday, May 3 at Ashland Avenue in De Pere for 0.4 miles from 9th Street north to just north of Glory Road. WisDOT is constructing a multi-lane roundabout at this location. This intersection will be c  more

ASQ Book, Webinar Spotlight Lean Principles for Doctors, Hospitals
MILWAUKEE, April 26 -- The American Society for Quality issued the following news release: A visit to the emergency room with their daughter convinced one couple that a successful business strategy could also help to improve healthcare practices. Efficiency experts Aneesh and Carolyn Suneja realized that lean principles could be applied to hospital settings. The Sunejas are authors of Lean Doctors: A Bold and Practical Guide to Using Lean Principles to Transform Healthcare Systems, One Docto  more

Assistance for Tornado Victims
PEARL, Miss., April 26 -- The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has created a list for storm victims seeking help in the following areas: Food, bottled water, ice, debris removal, etc. * Yazoo City Church of Christ, located at 1230 E. Broadway, Yazoo City for distribution. The church is only open during daylight hours. For more information visit www.volunteermississippi.org or call (888) 353-1793.   more

Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Michael S. Barr Remarks to the Independent Community Bankers of America As Prepared for Delivery
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued the text of the following speech: Just over one year ago, when President Obama took office, the financial system was teetering on the edge. A failing financial system threatened to drag the economy into the depths of another Great Depression. Decisive action staved off the worst. And yet the costs to every American of the financial crisis have been devastating nonetheless. Many have seen their house values drop precipit  more

ASTRO applauds nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick to head Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
FAIRFAX, Va., April 26 -- The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology And Oncology issued the following news release: The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauds President Obama's selection of Donald Berwick, M.D., to serve as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ASTRO looks forward to working closely with Dr. Berwick, the administration and Congress to implement critical healthcare reforms for patients and work toward system reforms that al  more

ASU-Heber Springs Announces CAPCA Scholarship Opportunity
BEEBE, Ark., April 26 -- Arkansas State University at Beebe issued the following news release: The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA) will provide one-time $500-$1,000 scholarship awards to students enrolling in certain programs at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs, a center of ASU-Beebe, for the summer or fall terms. With funding received from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, CAPCA has agreed to provide scholarships valued at $500-$1,000 to qualified st  more

At 112th Goshen College Commencement, Federal Judge Encourages Graduates to Keep Love at Center of Lives and First Nursing Master's Degrees are Awarded
GOSHEN, Ind., April 26 -- Goshen College issued the following news by Richard R. Aguirre: Goshen College's Class of 2010 received degrees on Sunday, April 25 after they were described as the light of the world by President James E. Brenneman and encouraged to become immortal by the chief administrative law judge of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Class of 2010 consisted of 288 graduates - 21 candidates for master's degrees, 183 candidates for bachelor of arts degrees, 34 candida  more

Attorney General Alicia Limtiaco Clears Senate Judiciary Committee
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo issued the following news release: Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee has favorably reported the nomination of Attorney General Alicia Limtiaco for U.S. Attorney for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. The Senate Judiciary Committee is chaired by Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont. President Barack Obama submitted his nomination for Attorney General Limtiaco on February 24, 2010. Congr  more

Attorney General Cuomo Announces Over $100,000 in Restitution Going to Consumers Victimized by 3 Car Dealerships
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The New York State Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office is distributing more than $100,000 in restitution to customers of two auto dealerships in the Hudson Valley and Long Island that misrepresented used cars for sale. The dealerships, without telling customers, sold cars that had been used principally as rental vehicles. Additionally, Cuomo's office reached an agreement with a now-closed  more

Attorney General Hosts Western Attorneys General, Legal Scholars for Water Conference
DENVER, April 26 -- The Colorado Department of Law (Attorney General) issued the following news release: Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he will host western attorneys general and distinguished legal experts from across the country this week to discuss major issues in water law. The water conference, scheduled for Thursday, April 29, and Friday, April 30, will be held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. "Protecting the state's water resources and safeguarding   more

Attorney General Koster Sues Former State Employee to Recoup Money Stolen from the Missouri Veterans Commission
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 26 -- The Missouri Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Chris Koster today announced he has filed suit against a former Missouri Veterans Commission accountant for stealing funds from the commission. The lawsuit seeks to recover the stolen funds, which total more than $90,000. Koster said that between April 2005 and March 2008, Stacy Griffin-Lowery worked as an Accountant II at the Missouri Veterans Commission. Her duties included   more

Attorney General's Shooting Response Team Investigates Fatal Shooting Involving Atlantic County Swat Team
HAMMONTON, N.J., April 26 -- The New Jersey Attorney General issued the following news release: The Attorney General's Shooting Response Team is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a shooting early this morning in which a member of the Atlantic County Emergency Response Team fatally shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at another man in Deptford and later engaged in a standoff with police at a house in Hammonton. According to the preliminary investigation, Dona  more

Audit of Funds Released to Panchayats
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Rural Development: Union Minister of Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P. Joshi today informed the Lok Sabha that The funds under the Centrally financed schemes are not released to the Panchayats directly. Therefore, information regarding the audit of income expenditure relating to the funds released to the Panchayats is not maintained by the Ministry. The Minister was replying to a question in t  more

AWC Hosts National Alcohol Screening Day on April 28th
YUMA, Ariz., April 26 -- Arizona Western College issued the following news release: Alcohol is a significant problem on college campuses and it is important for students to know about the upcoming National Alcohol Screening Day. The AWC Health Services Department will be hosting National Alcohol Screening Day on Wednesday, April 28th in the 3C Eatery from 10am - 2pm. Students will learn important information on how alcohol can affect their lives. As part of the program, students can complete   more

Baker, Hayslette, Munukutla Named TTU's 2010 Outstanding Faculty
COOKEVILLE, Tenn., April 26 -- Tennessee Technological University issued the following news by Valeri Oliver: TTU Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Jack Armistead congratulates associate professors Anthony Baker and Steven Hayslette along with President Bob Bell. Baker and Hayslette received the 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching. Professor Sastry Munukutla received the Outstanding Faculty Award in Professional Service. He was traveling and could not be present for the ph  more

Bakersfield Man Claims Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $200,000
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 26 -- The California Lottery Commission issued the following news release: A retired Bakersfield man wasted no time claiming his winning Fantasy 5 ticket from Saturday night's draw. The retired construction worker - who requested anonymity - claimed his $200,958 prize in the Lottery's Central Valley District Office this morning. He said he has no immediate plans for the money, except to "save for the rest of retirement." As for when the money is actually in his h  more

Barstow SuperLotto Plus Ticket Wins $12 Million Jackpot
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 25 -- The California Lottery Commission issued the following news release: A lucky California Lottery player in Barstow is waking up $12 million richer this morning. Their ticket matched all six numbers in last night's SuperLotto Plus draw and is worth $12 million. The winning ticket was sold at Barstow Station Ice Cream located at 1611 East Main Street in Barstow. The winning numbers are 25, 27, 39, 6, 15 and the Mega number is 17. The retailer who sold the j  more

Barton: 'Democrats' Health Care Promises are Evaporating Quickly'
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas (6th CD), issued the following news release: Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis/Arlington, ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today made the following statement on the release of a report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service's Office of the Actuary saying that the new ObamaCare law will not reduce costs. "What's extraordinary about the report is that the Democrats' health care promises are evaporating so quickly," B  more

Bathgate Elementary School Hosts Wyland Foundation Mobile Learning Center
MISSION VIEJO, Calif., April 25 -- The city of Mission Viejo issued the following news release: Bathgate Elementary School will host the Wyland Foundation Mobile Learning Center (MLC) in partnership with the Ocean Institute Thursday and Friday. The Ocean Institute has joined forces with the Wyland Foundation to bring educational programs into classrooms. The Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center is a 1,000-square-foot exhibit on wheels that teaches the importance of conserving and r  more

Battalion Sergeant Major Notes Major Differences from First Deployment
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs issued the following news release: As the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 724th Engineer Battalion deployed to Iraq last week, the significance of the unit's second deployment in seven years is not lost on many of those battalion Soldiers who are going again. One of those Soldiers is Scott Genz of Vadnais Heights, Minn., who was a senior platoon sergeant when the 724th deployed in 2003 to support what was then known a  more

Baucus, Grassley Urge Focus on Quality in Fraud-Busting Medicare Reform
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee issued the following news release: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to focus on quality service as it implements reforms to streamline claims processing, reduce fraud and cut costs that were required by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. The Senators' comme  more

Baudoin Wins Amsterdam RAI's Innovation Award
LINCOLNWOOD, Ill., April 26 -- The International Sanitary Supply Association issued the following news release: Baudoin Wash-Systems won the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Innovation Award for the best innovation in the international, professional cleaning industry. The award is granted by Amsterdam RAI and goes to the company with the invention or development that has had the greatest impact on the industry. It is based on the consideration of an international trade jury and was announced at the first day   more

Be Hope to Her
BEAVER FALLS, Pa., April 26 -- Geneva College issued the following news release: On April 15, Geneva College participated in Be Hope to Her (BH2O+), a nationwide event that educates students and community members on the lack of accessible clean water in Africa and the challenges that presents for the female population there. Beginning at 5 p.m., approximately 40 students hoisted five-gallon buckets on their heads and walked across campus in solidarity with African women and girls who spen  more

Beaver Falls Man Admits Violating Federal Drug, Gun Laws
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, April 26, 2010, that on April 23, 2010, Freddie Lamont Cleckley, a resident of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal firearms and narcotics laws. Cleckley, age 29, pleaded guilty to four counts before United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry. In c  more

Beef Quality Assurance Program Set for May 22 in Marion
MARION, Texas, April 27 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university system in Texas, issued the following news by Paul Schattenberg: The nation's Beef Quality Assurance programs are vital to helping cattlemen give the beef consumer a wholesome eating experience, according to program coordinators. To inform cattle producers in the South Central Texas area, a free Beef Quality Assurance program will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 22 in Marion, said Jerry Warren, Texas  more

Begich Statement on Wall Street Reform Vote
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Mark Begich today released the following statement after the vote to allow the financial reform bill to move to the Senate floor for debate and amendment failed: "It's absolutely outrageous that almost half of my colleagues have blocked the opportunity for us to have debate and ultimately vote on the Wall Street reform legislation. They continue to protect their rich friends on Wa  more

Benefits of Mahatma Gandhi NREGS
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Rural Development: The primary objective of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA is to enhance the livelihood security of the rural households by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a year to every household on demand for doing unskilled manual work. Creation of durable assets and strengthening the livelihood resource base of the rural poor is also an important objective of the  more

Bergen County Announces Public Hearing on Needs of Senior Population
HACKENSACK, N.J., April 26 -- The Bergen County Executive issued the following press release: Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney today announced that a public hearing on the needs of senior citizens in Bergen County will be held on Thursday, May 6 from 9 AM to 11AM on the 5th floor Public Meeting Room in the County Administration Building located at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack. "Caregivers as well as friends and family actively involved in the lives of senior citizens are en  more

Beware of Passport Fraud Websites
GOSHEN, N.Y., April 26 -- The Orange County Executive issued the following news release: County Clerk Donna L. Benson has advised that all persons applying for a first time passport, passport card, or renewing an expired passport, should be very careful when seeking information online. "The only official passport information website for United States citizens is http://travel.state.gov, sponsored by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State. This site posts a tremendous amou  more

Big Banks Breakup Critical to Financial Reform
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., has issued the following news release: As the Senate considers new rules for the nation's financial institutions, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today that breaking up big banks is critical to meaningful reform. "One of the major components of any serious Wall Street reform has got to be breaking up the largest financial institutions in the country. The time has come to do exactly what Teddy Roosevelt did back in the trus  more

Biggert Applauds SCOTUS Ruling for Illinois in Carp Case
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill. (13th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL-13) today delivered the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case brought forth by Michigan and several other states seeking to close major Chicago-area navigational waterways as part of a broader effort to address the invasive Asian carp species: "Chicago area residents can breathe a sigh of relief now that the Supreme Court has offi  more

Bikeability Training for 5,000 Schoolchildren
EXETER, United Kingdom, April 26 -- The Devon County Council issued the following news release: Around 5,000 schoolchildren across Devon are to receive Bikeability cycle training from Devon County Council over the next year. The County Council has received £180,000 of Department of Transport funding to provide the Bikeability Level Two on-road training. Until now the County Council has only been able to deliver the training in Exeter and North Devon. Since 2006 the Cycle Exeter projec  more

Bilingual Education Experts Karadenes, '53, and Esquivel to Visit Campus
FREDONIA, N.Y., April 25 -- The State University of New York at Fredonia issued the following news release: It is certainly special for SUNY Fredonia to host a visit by two pioneers in bilingual education, but it's all the more thrilling when it takes place just weeks following state approval of the College of Education's new Bilingual Extension program. And when one of those experts, Dr. Mark Karadenes, is a SUNY Fredonia graduate, it raises the level of excitement another notch for Dr. C  more

Bill Benefiting Gila Community College Stalls in Senate
PHOENIX, Ariz., April 26 -- Arizona State House Republican legislators issued the following news release: On April 26, the Senate held a conference committee to move forward Senate Bill 2113, a bill that would have authorized Gila County to transfer real property to Gila Community College in addition to issuing bonds for capital outlay purposes. Representative Bill Konopnicki proposed an amendment that would have created a legislative study committee with the sole purpose of transitioning   more

Bingaman Disappointed That Wall Street Reform Bill is Blocked
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said he is disappointed that the Senate will not begin debate this week on a bill to reform Wall Street. The Senate did not get enough votes to end a filibuster of the measure, which is intended to put an end to the bad behavior on Wall Street that is largely responsible for the economic downturn. The vote, which was largely along party lines, was 57-41; 60   more

Biology Prof Brink Helps Third Graders
ALAMOSA, Colo., April 26 -- Adams State College issued the following news release: Dr. Benita Brink, an associate professor of biology at Adams State, is on sabbatical this semester, but that's not keeping her out of the classroom. She's been volunteering every Thursday morning to teach science in her daughter's third grade classroom at Boyd Elementary. "The kids have been amazing," Brink said. Teacher Jan Burris said "The kids just love it. She's really engaged my students in science a  more

Bipartisan Budget Amendments for More Accountability, Savings
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., issued the following news release: Senator Warner, in his role on the Senate Budget Committee and as chairman of the Task Force on Government Performance, continued his efforts to establish better accountability measurements and reduce wasteful government spending through a set of amendments to the FY2011 Budget Resolution. During a mark-up hearing of the Budget Committee last week, Senator Warner received broad, bipartisan sup  more

Birding Event at Indiana Dunes State Park, May 8
INDIANAPOLIS, April 26 -- The Indiana Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Indiana Dunes State Park will host a series of special bird-related programs and activities on May 8, which is International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD). This year's IMBD theme is "The Power of Partnerships." As part of a larger partnership, the state park's programs will be part of the larger "Birding Bioblitz" day with Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Both parks will offer birding hike  more

Birmingham's Vaisakhi Festival a Hit
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, April 26 -- The Birmingham City Council issued the following news release: A staggering 90,000 people visited the Birmingham's Vaisakhi celebrations in Handsworth Park on Sunday April 25 - a 10,000 increase on the previous high. One of the largest Vaisakhi festivals in the world, the Birmingham events attracts people from across the Midlands and beyond. And, Cllr Martin Mullaney, Chairman of the Birmingham Cultural Partnership, said: "Once again this was a f  more

Black Bear Hunting To Close In HD 510 Portion Of BMU 510
HELENA, Mont., April 26 -- The Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks issued the following news release: The hunting of all Black bears in south-central Montana deer/elk hunting district 510 portion of BMU 510, which includes portions of Big Horn, Carbon and Yellowstone counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Deer/elk HD's 502 and 590 portion of BMU 510 remain open. The closure notice for the hunt came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials r  more

Blue Cross of Northeastern PA Grants to Aid Nursing Students
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., April 26 -- Pennsylvania College of Technology issued the following news release: Pennsylvania College of Technology received grants totaling more than $34,000 to award scholarships to students enrolled in its nursing majors. As a result of a donation from Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation awarded two Supplemental Nursing Education Grants to the college to aid retention of students who, for financial reasons, might not  more

Blue Valley Northwest Included in President's Commencement Challenge
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Dennis Moore (Third District - Kansas) announced today the inclusion of Blue Valley Northwest High School in the list of finalists for President Obama's High School Commencement Challenge. The winner of the Commencement Challenge has the honor of hosting President Obama at their graduation ceremony. For each finalist, a three-minute video and a short essay highlight how they each bes  more

Boehner Invites 8th District Residents to Attend Service Academy Information Sessions this Week
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. John A. Boehner, R-Ohio (8th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today invited Eighth District students, parents and high school counselors to attend either of two service academy information sessions to be held this week in Hamilton and Troy. Representatives from the Naval Academy, Military Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Coast Guard, and the Air Force Academy will join members of Boehner's staff to answer questions  more

Boehner: Americans Want Reform, Not More Wall Street Bailouts from Washington Democrats
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. John A. Boehner, R-Ohio (8th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement regarding the Senate procedural vote on the Democrats' job-killing Wall Street bailout bill: "The American people want reform, not more bailouts from Washington Democrats for their Wall Street allies. It's disappointing that President Obama and congressional Democrats refuse to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and conti  more

Bond, State and Local Leaders Break Ground for Missouri Plant Science Center in Mexico
MEXICO, Mo., April 26 -- The office of Sen. Christopher S. 'Kit' Bond, R-Mo., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Kit Bond today joined Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, MU President Gary Forsee, and a number of other state, local and business leaders to break ground for the Missouri Plant Science Center which Bond pointed to as an example of the role biotechnology must play in rebuilding our nation's economy. "The model we are establishing here can be replicated across rural Misso  more

Boucher Secures $5 Million for Norton Wastewater Improvements
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va. (9th CD), issued the following statement: I am pleased to return to Norton today to announce a major provision of federal funding which will enable the City of Norton to significantly improve the City's wastewater infrastructure, providing more efficient sewer service for Norton residents and allowing for future growth in the number of businesses and residents in the City and Wise County. At my urging, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, thr  more

Boustany - 'Nonpartisan CMS Confirms President's Health Care Law Cuts Medicare by $500 Billion to Fund New Programs'
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Charles W. Boustany Jr., R-La. (7th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today highlighted drastic cuts to Medicare following a report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) became public. "Millions of seniors across Louisiana depend on Medicare to help with their rising health care costs, and the CMS report confirms the disturbing $  more

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Charles Schwab Foundation Select Tamara Johnson to be 2010 National Ambassador for Money Matters: Make It Count
SAN FRANCISCO, April 26 -- The Boys & Girls Clubs of America issued the following news release: Eighteen-year-old Tamara Johnson of Santa Fe, N.M., has won the prestigious honor of serving as National Ambassador for the Money Matters: Make it CountSM program, sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Charles Schwab Foundation. The role of the National Ambassador is to serve as spokesperson for the program and to spread the word about why getting grounded in the basics of money man  more

Brahmos Missile
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Defence: Based on the approval of the Government to induct the BrahMos missile into the Indian Air Force (IAF), a contract has recently been signed for the production and induction of one squadron of land attack version of the BrahMos in mobile complex. The Government has also approved development of Air launched version of the BrahMos missile to be fitted with Sukhoi SU-30 MK-1 to be r  more

Bratt Brothers Bring a Little Hollywood to Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following news release: Alumnus and filmmaker Peter Bratt (Cowell, politics '86) returned to UC Santa Cruz Friday as part of the local premiere of La Mission, his heartfelt portrait of San Francisco's Mission District, the neighborhood where he grew up. Accompanying him was his younger brother, television and movie star Benjamin Bratt, who also co-produced the film. The Bratt brothers visited UCSC Fri  more

Brenau Students Repeat Spring Break Katrina Aid Trip
GAINESVILLE, Ga., April 26 -- Brenau University issued the following news release: A multinational group of Brenau University and Brenau Academy students depart for the New Orleans area Sunday morning, Feb. 28, to repeat the mission initiated last year of students' giving up their spring vacations to help in the ongoing effort to build and renovate houses for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Julia Clay and Kristina Rhodes, manager of Brenau's WBCX-FM   more

Brian Hintz Prosecutor of the Year Award Recipient
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 26 -- The Sacramento County District Attorney issued the following news release: District Attorney Jan Scully announced today that Deputy District Attorney Chris Ore has been recognized as the 2009 Brian Hintz Prosecutor of the Year. Every year, prosecutors of the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office nominate colleagues for this prestigious award. Chris Ore personifies the same quality of work as the award's namesake, Brian Hintz. We honor Chris with this   more

Brief Closure Scheduled for WIS 172 in Brown County
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) NE Region in Green Bay is announcing WIS 172 in Brown County will be completely closed to traffic from US 41 east to Webster Avenue from 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 until 5 a.m. Thursday, April 29. During that time, the third portion of the bridge deck will be poured on the span crossing the Fox River. This work is weather-dependent. D  more

Brown Wins U.S. Supreme Court Review of California's Ban on the Sale of Violent Video Games to Minors
OAKLAND, Calif., April 26 -- The California Attorney General issued the following news release: Following nearly five years of court battles, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to grant the request of California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to review a state law prohibiting the sale or rental of violent video games to children. Brown petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case last year after California's ban was struck down in federal  more

Brown, Cordray Hold Summit to Connect Ohio Veterans with Critical Resources
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown joined state leaders, veterans' service organizations, members of the military and veterans for the second annual Ohio Military and Veterans Summit today. The summit, hosted by Attorney General Richard Cordray, is a collaborative effort to address the latest issues affecting veterans, military members, and their families. "Too many Ohio veterans struggle to acces  more

Brownback Comments on Court Ruling Calling National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Sam Brownback commented on the District Court decision that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. "Today's court ruling is very disappointing, but I am hopeful that this decision will be overturned in the appeals process," said Brownback. "I fail to see how the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional: the religious freedom amendment to the Constitution stipulates   more

Building Expertise in National Security - Launching of New National Security College
CANBERRA, Australia, April 24 - The Australian Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research issued the following news release: The Australian Government today has formally opened the National Security College at the Australian National University, which will become a central institution in shaping the future of the nation's security policy and personnel. In the 21st century Australia faces a more complex national security environment than at any time in its history. To respon  more

Bush, Wovchko, and Emrick Granted Tenure
KEYSER, W.Va., April 26 -- West Virginia Wesleyan College issued the following news release: Dr. Debbie Bush '71 and Dr. Pam Wovchko '95 have been granted tenure and promotion by the Professional Affairs Council at West Virginia Wesleyan. Bush was promoted to associate professor of education, while Wovchko was promoted to associate professor of mathematics. The Council also granted tenure to Rae Emrick '95, assistant professor of exercise science. Joining the Wesleyan faculty in 2000, Dr.   more

Business Department Honors Seniors with Special Awards
GOSHEN, Ind., April 26 -- Goshen College issued the following news by Chase Snyder: Three students were recently given awards at the Goshen College Business Department's annual celebration dinner. The dinner honored all graduates of the department, and three special awards for outstanding achievement and leadership were granted. Karla Maust, from Goshen, was given the Academic Award for Outstanding Performance in Business. She served her senior internship at Intercambio Express. Maust is a  more

Cabarrus County Receives Local Government Engagement Award
CONCORD, N.C., April 26 -- Cabarrus County issued the following news releases: N.C. State University recently recognized Cabarrus County government for its engagement with the N.C. Cooperative Extension - Cabarrus Center. Cabarrus County was presented the Local Government Engagement Award by N.C. State University's Office of Extension, Engagement and Economic Development. This award is presented each year to a local government that partners with the University to model mutually beneficial rel  more

Cahuenga Peak Protected
LOS ANGELES, April 26 -- The Trust for Public Land issued the following news release: The Trust for Public Land (TPL) today announced it has raised enough money to buy and protect the 138 acres behind the world-famous Hollywood Sign, as Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner stepped forward to close the gap with a $900,000 donation toward the $12.5 million needed. "Today, we have the Hollywood ending we hoped for and now Cahuenga Peak will be forever protected by adding it to Griffith Park,"  more

California Assembly Committee Endorses UC Berkeley Statistician's Election Auditing Method
BERKELEY, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Berkeley issued the following news release: One day last November, after the 2009 elections, Philip Stark found himself in the back room of the Yolo County Administration Building doing something statisticians seldom do - testing a theory in the real world. For four hours, Stark hand counted 1,400 randomly selected ballots to test his mathematical technique for auditing voting results, the first rigorous method since such audits  more

Californians Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Cocaine Deal
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, April 26, 2010, that on April 23, 2010, two residents of California were each sentenced in federal court in Pittsburgh to 10 years in prison for violating federal drug laws. Roland Peterson Thibodeaux, age 30, of Perris, California, and George Mallon Myers, age 38, of San Jacinto, California, were sentenced bef  more

Cambridge Graduates Conquer North Pole
LONDON, April 26 -- The University of Cambridge issued the following news release: A Trinity College graduate has become the first British Woman and the youngest female ever to walk to the geographic North Pole unsupported. Amelia Russell, aged 27, and her boyfriend Dan Darley, also a Trinity graduate, reached their icy destination yesterday, 12 hours ahead of schedule. They have spent the last 58 days walking the 500 miles across the ice from Ward Hunt Island in northern Canada. Amelia  more

Cameron Student Wins National Scholarship from Phi Sigma Iota
LAWTON, Okla., April 26 -- Cameron University issued the following news release: Cameron University senior Lulu Skinner of Frederick, a Romance Languages Education major, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society. She is one of only six scholarship recipients nationwide. Skinner was inducted into Cameron's Delta Rho chapter of Phi Sigma Iota in Spring 2009. "Lulu possesses very strong bilingual skills and shows promise of bein  more

Campus Made Permanent Home of Peer-Reviewed Academic Journal
MONT ALTO, Pa., April 26 -- Pennsylvania State University at Mont Alto issued the following news release: Penn State Mont Alto has been named the permanent home for a peer-reviewed academic journal, "Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural." Formerly know as "The Journal for the Academic Study of Magic" and published in Oxford, England, this interdisciplinary forum explores issues of the "preternatural" across a wide range of time periods and geographic areas. A  more

Candidates' Forum a Success
CARROLLTON, Ga., April 26 -- The University of West Georgia issued the following news release: The University of West Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidates' Forum addressed the state's water issues, highlighted by a debate among the candidates for Georgia governor from both major parties. The forum, "Legal and Operational Challenges to Water Conservation," gave gubernatorial candidates an opportunity to share their ideas for conservation and management of Georgia's water resources - a key iss  more

Casey, Nethercutt to Address Class of 2010
WAYNESBURG, Pa., April 26 -- Waynesburg University issued the following news release: Waynesburg University's annual Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises will be held Sunday, May 16, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively. The celebration will honor approximately 700 undergraduate and graduate students. George Nethercutt, former House Representative and current Chairman of Nethercutt Consulting, and Robert "Bob" Casey, Jr., Pennsylvania Senator, will address the class of 2010. Baccalaurea  more

Casualties in Anti-Terror Operations
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Defence: There have been 208 casualties of Army personnel during the last three years and in the current year in anti-terror operations. The year wise details are as under: State-wise data is not maintained separately. Pensionary and other benefits are extended to next of kin of the deceased soldiers, as per rules. Employment to dependents of deceased Army personnel is considered   more

CCC Career Expo to Attract 500 to 1,000 Students May 7
CLARKSDALE, Miss., April 26 -- Coahoma Community College issued the following news release: Between 500 and 1,000 north Mississippi students are expected to explore "Pathways to a Brighter Future" in Coahoma Community College's Career Expo in the Pinnacle Friday, May 7, says Dr. Clarence Hayes, coordinator. "Young people no longer have to leave home for meaningful careers," says Hayes. "There are many opportunities out there where we live including summer jobs," continues the Tallahatch  more

CCC Presidential Scholar Program Honors 110 Students with 3.5 GPA
CLARKSDALE, Miss., April 26 -- Coahoma Community College issued the following news release: A celebrated Presidential Scholars program and reception at Coahoma Community College honored 110 students achieving grade point averages of 3.5 or above Monday night in the Pinnacle. Praising the scholars and their families, Dr. Vivian Presley, CCC president, said, "You must be commited, dedicated, and willing to burn the midnight oil; you have made excellence a top priority." Dr. Rosetta Howard  more

CCS Capstone Program to Present Spring 2010 Student Project Showcase
NEWARK, N.J., April 26 -- New Jersey Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Student teams will present their real-world projects at "Dream without Limit," the 13th Annual Capstone Student Showcase (http://www.capstoneshowcase.com/) on May 3, 2-5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. The Spring 2010 showcase will feature real-world projects sponsored by industry or initiated by entrepreneurial students; an active open house for new sponsors, university students, and   more

Celebration for New Wilburton Turf Saturday
BELLEVUE, Wash., April 26 -- The city of Bellevue issued the following news release: On Saturday, May 1, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., there will be a community celebration for the newly renovated synthetic turf sport field at Wilburton Hill Park, 12400 Main St. The celebration will include an official "ribbon cutting" at 9 a.m. and will feature interactive lacrosse and soccer demonstrations, youth sports scrimmages, information about some local youth sports programs, and the opportunity to register   more

Celebration of Academic Achievement and Student Showcase on April 28th
YUMA, Ariz., April 26 -- Arizona Western College issued the following news release: A Celebration of Academic Achievement and Student Showcase will be held on Wednesday, April 28th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in AWC's Agricultural Sciences (AS) building lobby. AWC and NAU-Yuma students are engaged in interesting coursework throughout the semester and this will give them a chance to share what they have learned. The Student Showcase is an opportunity for the campus and local community to engag  more

Center for Regional Advancement to Host Conference on Healthy Neighborhoods
FREDONIA, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York at Fredonia issued the following news release: SUNY Fredonia's Center for Regional Advancement (CRA) will host a conference discussing neighborhood revitalization in Western New York on Thursday, June 3, at the Williams Center on the SUNY Fredonia campus. The conference, titled, Successful Strategies for Building Healthy Neighborhoods: Bolstering Neighborhood Confidence in Weak Markets, will feature Charles Buki, principal of the Al  more

Central Carolina Student Honored at NCCCS Event
SANFORD, N.C., April 26 -- Central Carolina Community College issued the following news release: Central Carolina Community College student Jamie Yeatman was among 58 North Carolina Community College System students recognized for academic excellence at the system's "The Great Within the 58" event April 14 at N.C. State University. Yeatman, the daughter of Gail and Hubert Yeatman, of Dunn, and a 2008 Triton High School graduate, is a second-year Laser and Photonics Technology student at th  more

CEO of the Duncan Group Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation St. Louis Field Office issued the following news release: The United States Attorney's Office announced today that Aaron Duncan, the former CEO and owner of The Duncan Group, has pleaded guilty to fraud charges involving a $3.9 million investment scheme. According to court documents, Duncan represented that The Duncan Group was involved in real estate investments, including buying, rehabilitating,   more

Ceremony to Honor Kent State/Jackson State Students May 4
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York at Plattsburgh issued the following news release: The Student Association at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh will sponsor the 40th Annual Kent State and Jackson State Commemorative Ceremony on Tuesday, May 4, at 12:30 p.m. at the memorial plaque in front of the Kehoe Administration Building. The memorial was established to remind everyone of the tragic events that took place at Kent State University (Oh  more

CFAY Holds Naturalization Ceremony
YOKOSUKA, Japan, April 26 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det., Japan: Sixty-eight foreign nationals from 25 countries took the Oath of Allegiance at the Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka's (CFAY) Chapel of Hope April 23, officially becoming American citizens during a naturalization ceremony. Of the 68 who took the oath, 36 were active-duty service members from both the Navy  more

CGIAR Teams up with Google to Expand the Reach of Agricultural Research
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- International Food Policy Research Institute issued the following news release: Imagine if you could search over 2,000 books, more than 50,000 pages from books published by the largest agricultural research consortium in the world; browse that library online and immediately download the full text of any book or order a print copy with a few clicks of a mouse. Well, imagine no more, because you can now do just that! Over the years, the individual CGIAR Centers have a  more

Chairman Berman Expresses His Dismay With Senate Budget Resolution, Argues Cuts Weaken National Security
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The House Foreign Affairs Committee issued the following news release: Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today sharply criticized the budget resolution passed by the Senate Budget Committee, which proposes $4 billion in cuts to President Obama's international affairs budget request. "This budget outline would slash critical funding to our Foreign Service Officers and development professionals precisely at the time when the Pre  more

Chapdelaine Named Deputy Town Manager
ARLINGTON, Mass., April 26 -- The town of Arlington issued the following news release: Brian Sullivan, Town Manager for the Town of Arlington announced that Adam Chapdelaine has been appointed to serve as Deputy Town Manager for the Town of Arlington. The Deputy Town Manager performs highly complex and critical administrative duties including the preparation of operating and capital budgets and the five-year plan, formulation of health insurance policy, collective bargaining, insurance adm  more

Chapel 50th Anniversary Concludes with Outdoor Service, Concert
VALPARAISO, Ind., April 26 -- Valparaiso University issued the following news release: A yearlong celebration of Valparaiso University's Chapel of the Resurrection (http://www.valpo.edu/chapel/) and its 50th anniversary will conclude this Sunday, May 2, with an outdoor worship service and a concert in which a combined chorus and orchestra of more than 200 student, faculty, alumni and guest musicians will perform Gustav Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony. The day will begin with an outdoor wo  more

Charleston Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty
CHARLESTON, W. Va., April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia issued the following news release: Patrick Ryan Jefferson, 26, of Charleston, West Virginia, pleaded guilty today to distribution of cocaine base. The conviction stems from an investigation conducted by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT). On February 5, 2010, Jefferson distributed a quantity of crack cocaine in exchange for $1,000 to a confidential informant working under the direc  more

Chatham Redistributes Potassium Iodide for Nuclear Preparedness
PITTSBORO, N.C., April 26 -- Chatham County issued the following news releases: Chatham County will distribute potassium iodide (KI) tablets to residents located within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of the Harris Nuclear Power Plant from 9 a.m. to 2 pm on Saturday, May 15, 2010. The distribution is part of a joint preparedness planning effort by Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Wake counties. People should not take KI unless they are directed to do so in an emergency. The doses are b  more

Check Out Literacy Bags
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., April 26 -- Orange County issued the following news releases: Literacy Bags are now available for check out at the Orange County Main Library in Hillsborough! Each Literacy Bag contains ten books on a theme, from "Alphabet" to "Wild Animals." There are approximately fifty of these thematic bags, and several of these are bilingual bags with books in both English and Spanish. The Literacy Bags were designed with early childhood education in mind. Parents, daycares, civ  more

Chief Financial Officer Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Over $2.7 Million
GREENBELT, Md., April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Baltimore Field Office issued the following news release: Ernest Theodore Solo, age 60, of Boyds, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to wire fraud in connection with a scheme to embezzle more than $2.7 million from the company where he worked. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Fede  more

Choral Arts Society of Frederick
FREDERICK, Md., April 27 -- Frederick Community College issued the following news release: The Choral Arts Society of Frederick takes the stage at Frederick Community College's Jack B. Kussmaul Theater this Friday and Saturday, April 23rd and 24th to present "Sounds of the Sixties." Under the direction of Lynn Staininger, the concert will feature musical selections from the 1960s as well as a little taste of 60s music from previous centuries. The first half of the concert will feature musi  more

CIA Director Leon E. Panetta Unveils Blueprint for Agency's Future
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The CIA issued the following news release: In remarks this morning to the Agency workforce, Director Leon E. Panetta unveiled CIA 2015, his blueprint for the organization's future. CIA 2015 is an aggressive plan that builds on outstanding work done since 9/11. Its goal is to ensure that the Agency continues to act decisively on today's national security challenges--such as terrorism, the proliferation of dangerous technology, cyber threats, and the actions of rogue sta  more

City and Avista Partner to Offer Home Energy Audits
SPOKANE, Wash., April 26 -- The city of Spokane issued the following news release: Many people want to reduce their energy use, but aren't sure where to start. That's why the Cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley, and Spokane County have teamed-up with Avista to launch a pilot program to offer professional home energy audits to qualifying residents living within Spokane County. These audits provide specific recommendations that will help homeowners make informed decisions about actions they ca  more

City Changes Stormdrain Markers
SPOKANE, Wash., April 26 -- The city of Spokane issued the following news release: This week, City of Spokane employees began installing new storm drain markings designed to provide information to citizens on appropriate use of the drains. The markers attach to the curb, are more durable, and visually more appealing than older, painted markings. Additionally, the new curb markers include the stormwater hotline number to report illegal dumping. Storm drains are located throughout the City o  more

City Customer Services Department Relocates to Mission Memorial Building
HONOLULU, April 26 -- The city of Honolulu issued the following news release: Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced today the relocation of the City's Department of Customer Services. The Department's administration, information and complaints branches have moved from the third floor of Honolulu Hale to the newly renovated Mission Memorial Building. The phone numbers for each branch will remain the same. The historic building is one of three that comprise the Mission Memorial Building complex   more

City of El Cajon's Teen Coalition Announces Their Youth of the Year
EL CAJON, Calif., April 26 -- The city of El Cajon issued the following news release: The City of El Cajon Teen Coalition presents a "Youth of the Year" Award to recognize those youth who go above and beyond in serving their community either through their leadership abilities and/or their quality or level of community service in El Cajon. The 2009 recipient is Amanda Zimmerman, who was nominated by Kathy Skube, Principal at Emerald Middle School. The Teen Coalition will present their award  more

City of Gaithersburg Issues Agenda for May 13 Meeting
GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 26 -- The city of Gaithersburg issued the following meeting agenda: Agenda - Board of Appeals Meeting, 5/13/2010 CITY OF GAITHERSBURG 31 South Summit Avenue Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877 Telephone: 301-258-6330 BOARD OF APPEALS AGENDA THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010 7:30 P.M. I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the Minutes of the February 11, 2010 Meeting II. ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL A-543 - Residences at Hidden Creek The application requests an   more

City of Newark Announces Launch of 2010 Brick City Scholarship Program
NEWARK, N.J., April 26 -- The city of Newark issued the following news release: Mayor Cory A. Booker and the Newark Municipal Council announced that effective today all Newark high school seniors are able to apply for the City of Newark's 2010 Brick City Scholarship Fund. Created by the Booker Administration in 2007, the Brick City Scholarship Fund is aimed at Newark youth who have demonstrated resilience in their personal lives and achieved academic success in spite of hardships and chall  more

City Takes More than 100 Steps to Financial Improvement
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 26 -- The city of Louisville issued the following news release: Mayor Jerry Abramson's administration has completed or implemented more than 100 steps to improve the city's financial practices to comply with recommendations in the annual state audit released just last month. Another 81 improvements have been initiated and the vast majority of those changes will be completed or put into practice by June 30, the end of the city's fiscal year. "We have worked swiftly  more

Clackamas County Board to Hold Public Hearing June 8 on Proposed Tree Ordinance
OREGON CITY, Ore., April 27 -- The Clackamas County government issued the following news release: The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a proposed tree preservation ordinance at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 8, in the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City. Persons wishing to offer comment on the proposed ordinance are welcome to do so in advance, in writing, by sending an email or letter to: Proposed Tree Ordinance, c/o Clackamas Co  more

Coaching for Civil Services
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs: The State-wise details of Civil Services related coaching funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs under the scheme of Coaching for Scheduled Tribes during the last three years i.e. 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 is given below: Find table here : (http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=60880) Note: * Funds includes coaching for other Competitive Examinations.   more

COD Transfer Students Honored at Celebration
PALM DESERT, Calif., April 26 -- College of the Desert issued the following news release: The COD Career and Transfer Center will hold its annual recognition celebration May 4. Students who are transferring to a four-year university will be honored. Light refreshments will be served. The event is scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Hilb Student Center. Briefs remarks will be made by COD Counselor Khanh Hoang, President Jerry Patton, Vice President Dr. Diane Ramirez, and Dean of Student S  more

Coffee Export
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry: Major countries to which coffee has been exported during the last three years include Italy, Russian Federation, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Ukraine, Greece, Jordan, Slovenia, etc. Following steps have been taken by the Government to expand markets for coffee exports, with the aim of improving exports: * Extending financial incentives for export of high   more

Col. Vic Braden to Speak at PCC
PRATT, Kan., April 26 -- Pratt Community College issued the following news release: Col. Vic Braden will be on the Pratt Community College Campus Thursday, April 29. He will be presenting an overview of the Afghanistan situation and then open the floor to questions and discussion. Col. Braden's first presentation will be at 10:00 a.m. in the Carpenter Auditorium and is open to PCC students and the general public. Col. Braden has been stationed in Afghanistan and has kept many of us inform  more

Colbie Caillat to Perform for Haitian Orphan Relief
CORTLAND, N.Y., April 26 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Noted California acoustic guitarist Colbie Caillat (http://www.colbiecaillat.com/) will perform a benefit concert for Haitian orphans on Friday, April 30, at SUNY Cortland. Presented by the College's Student Activities Board (SAB), the performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Corey Union Function Room. Tickets are $5 for SUNY Cortland students and $10 for the public and may be purchased through Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p  more

Cole Drive To Close May 3
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., April 26 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following memo: In order to proceed with the construction activities at the Stadium/Housing project, Cole Drive will be closed from May3 through approximately June 7. The road closure will eliminate access to parking areas behind Kennamer Hall and Stephenson/Gamecock Center during this period. Parking will still be available at the front of Kennamer and Stephenson. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cau  more

College Accreditation Continued
PITTSFIELD, Mass., April 26 -- Berkshire Community College issued the following news release: The NEASC Committee transmitted their evaluation and a follow-up letter of accreditation to BCC.The report represents the views of the evaluation committee as interpreted by the chairperson. Its content is based on the committee's evaluation of the institution with respect to the Commission's criteria for accreditation. It is a confidential document in which all comments are made in good faith. The r  more

College Employees Awarded for Excellence
DOUGLAS, Ariz., April 26 -- Cochise College issued the following news by Denise Merkel: Seven Cochise College employees have been selected by their peers to receive awards recognizing excellence in the workplace. Three faculty members are receiving the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) award, which supports excellence in teaching and leadership. As recipients, they are invited to the NISOD conference at the University of Texas at Austin in May. The recipie  more

College Honors Academic Excellence
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa., April 26 -- Westminster College issued the following news release: Westminster College celebrated academic excellence at the annual Honors Convocation April 24 in Orr Auditorium. The program included music by Kathryn Davison Miller, College organist; invocation and benediction by the Rev. James R. Mohr II, College chaplain; and a welcome from College President Dr. Richard H. Dorman. Faculty marshals were Dorita Bolger, professor and librarian, and Dr. Richard Sprow, pr  more

College Presents Sampling of Public Events through Summer
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York at Plattsburgh issued the following news release: The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh is pleased to present this calendar of public events through the summer. It contains a sampling of arts, workshops, talks and other events at the college, all of which are open to the public and many of which are free of charge. For more information, visit the college's website at plattsburgh.edu or contact Michelle Ouelle  more

Colony Park District to Feature Community Park Area; Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Tuesday, April 27
ANAHEIM, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Anaheim issued the following news release: The City of Anaheim, in partnership with Brookfield Homes, will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for Colony Park in the historic Anaheim Colony Historic District on Tuesday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m. The new public park will be constructed to reflect the City's historical roots for current and future generations of Anaheim residents. The public is invited to join Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and City Council  more

Combat Support Unit Ends Iraq Mission, Returns to Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs issued the following news release: After spending approximately 11 months delivering supplies in Iraq and transferring military equipment back to the United States or laterally to Afghanistan, it would take more than bad weather to keep this Wisconsin National Guard unit from making it back home. The Tomah-based 732nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Headquarters Company, with approximately 80 Soldiers, arrived by  more

Combined Notice of Filings
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following notice: Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Docket Numbers: RP10-623-000 Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P. Description: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP submits First Revised Eighth Revised Sheet No 529 et al to FERC Gas Tariff, Seventh Revised Volume No 1, to be effective 11/16/09. F  more

Comedy Central Regular to Bring Act to UNC
GREELEY, Colo., April 25 -- The University of Northern Colorado issued the following news release: Loni Love, whose new one-hour special will debut next month on Comedy Central, will bring her act to the University of Northern Colorado on April 27. Love will perform her stand-up act at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the ballrooms at the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in University Center park  more

Commander, Submarine Group 2 Meets Missouri Governor, Community
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 26 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news by Lt. Patrick Evans, Submarine Group 2 Public Affairs Officer: The governor of Missouri welcomed Commander, Submarine Group 2 to Jefferson City, Mo., during a news conference April 23. In his office, Governor of Missouri Jay Nixon greeted Rear Adm. Michael McLaughlin, commander, Submarine Group 2, "on behalf of the citizens of the state." McLaughlin is in Missouri to raise awareness of Virginia-class attack submar  more

Commissioner Jones Encourages Online Support to Bring President Obama to DSST for Commencement Speech
DENVER, April 26 -- The Denver Public Schools issued the following news release: Commissioner of Education Dwight D. Jones today encouraged Coloradans to support the campaign by Denver School of Science And Technology (DSST) to land President Barack Obama as the main speaker for their commencement ceremony. "Denver School of Science And Technology serves as a model of how to all students can be prepared for postsecondary success by setting high expectations," said Commissioner Jones. "DSST  more

Communications Students Create Digital Storytelling
MCKEESPORT, Pa., April 26 -- Pennsylvania State University Greater Allegheny issued the following news release: At Penn State Greater Allegheny, students in Communications 471, a public relations methods course, taught by Kathy Taylor Brown, assistant professor of communications, have created digital stories that will be shown on campus. According to the text book the students use in class, Digital Storytelling: A Creator's Guide to Interactive Entertainment, written by Carolyn Handler Mille  more

Community Survey Results Set for Vancouver City Council Workshop Today; Other Horizons Efforts to Include May 11 Community Meeting
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 26 -- The city of Vancouver issued the following news release: The Vancouver City Council will hear what residents think about their quality of life, city services and how to address budget issues when 2010 Community Survey results are presented at 4 p.m. workshop today. The survey, conducted every two years using randomly chosen telephone numbers within the city, is a scientifically valid representation of the Vancouver community's opinions and views on key subject  more

Computerisation of Land Records
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Defence: A project for computerisation of records of Defence Estates Department is under implementation involving an expenditure of Rs. 252.35 lakhs. It is likely to be completed by October 2010. The Defence Estates Department is holding records of approx 17.3 lakhs acres of defence land throughout the country. Computerisation of land records will enable the Department to improve it  more

Concord Human Relations Commission Presents Annual Awards
CONCORD, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Concord issued the following news release: The Concord Human Relations Commission (HRC) will present its 23rd annual awards and recognition on Monday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord. A reception will immediately follow the awards presentation. The HRC will present nine awards to deserving people who have contributed to the betterment of human relations in Concord. They will receive the following awards: Lifel  more

Conference Call Tuesday to Highlight Pointe du Hoc Preservation
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 26 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards will join Secretary of American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC) Max Cleland via satellite at 10 a.m. Tuesday (April 27) to discuss efforts to preserve and reopen the historic World War II battle site Pointe du Hoc in France. Pointe du Hoc is the historic battle site in Normandy, France where then-Col. Earl Rudder and the Second Ranger Division scaled cliffs to defeat Nazi gu  more

Congress Explores Issue of Captive Marine Mammals
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Humane Society issued the following news release: An expert with The Humane Society of the United States is testifying Tuesday at the House Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife's oversight hearing on Marine Mammals in Captivity: What Constitutes Meaningful Public Education? The hearing was inspired by several recent events: the death of a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in February; the Academy Award win in March for the documentary "The Cove," about  more

Congressman Adler Applauds Federal Funds for Pemberton Emergency Squad
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. John Adler, D-N.J. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Congressman John Adler today announced $112,500 in federal funding for the Browns Mill Emergency Squad. The federal funding is intended to support the recruitment and retention of emergency response personnel, through additional resources and training. "Our emergency responders risk their lives to keep our families safe," Congressman John Adler said. "Burlington County residents deserve their fair   more

Congressman Bright Announces Service Academy Appointments
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Bobby Bright, D-Ala. (2nd CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Bright announced today that six students from the Second Congressional District have received and accepted appointments to U.S. service academies. Each of these students, nominated by Congressman Bright, has gone through the academy's very competitive application process in order to be admitted. The students will join their respective academy's class of 2014. "These young men and wom  more

Congressman Donnelly Calls on SEC to Widen Goldman Sachs Investigation
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. (2nd CD), has issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Joe Donnelly joined 59 colleagues in sending a letter to SEC Chairwoman Mary Schapiro asking regulators to widen their investigation into whether Goldman Sachs engaged in any fraudulent conduct when selling complex financial products known as synthetic collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). Donnelly and his colleagues want regulators to determine if Goldman Sachs improperly p  more

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Statement On Court Decision Regarding Anthem Rate Request
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congresswoman Chellie Pingree issued the following statement after a court denied Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maine's demand for an 18.5% rate increase. "The court's decision shows that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield's 18.5% rate increase was way out of line. Maine people can't afford those kind of dramatic rate increases every year and the court decision show that our Insurance Commissi  more

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Vows to Keep Continental Airlines Based in Houston
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas (18th CD), issued the following new release: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee vowed today to work tirelessly to keep Continental Airlines based in Houston. Numerous press reports have said that merger and airport relocation discussions between United Airlines and Continental Airlines could mean that the new airline's headquarters would be relocated to Chicago. "This is unacceptable," said Congresswoman Jackson Lee. "Houston has em  more

Conservation Districts Celebrate 55 Years Of Stewardship
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The National Association of Conservation Districts issued the following news release: The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and its 3,000 member conservation districts are joining forces this week to celebrate Stewardship Week. For 55 years, NACD has sponsored this national program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. "Our conservation districts are involved in stewardship activities every day, all year round," said NACD President Stev  more

Consolidated Status of Influenza a H1N1 as on 25th April 2010
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following informtion from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: Find table here : (http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=60870) Note: 1. Till date, samples from 133805 persons have been tested for Influenza A H1N1 in Government Laboratories and a few private Laboratories across the country and 30534(22.81%) of them have been found positive. 2. One case reported during the day is indigenous case. 3. One deat  more

Construction Completed on Class of 2008's Gift to Penn State
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., April 26 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: The gift of Penn State's class of 2008, the Gateway Element at Atherton Street and Curtain Road, is now completed. The gateway flanks the intersection as a welcoming point for visitors and the University community who enter the University Park campus near Rec Hall and the Nittany Lion Shrine. The structure was designed with materials and styles that complement other landmarks and entrances on  more

Construction of Strategic Road
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Defence: Supreme Court has given clearance of Army's long pending proposal to construct a strategic road near tri-junction of Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim. Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has been entrusted with the construction of two strategic roads namely track junction - Bheem Base - Dokala for a length of 13.48 km and flag Hill-dokala for a length of 33.80 km near tri-junction of Tibet  more

Construction on Alga Norte Park Underway
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Carlsbad issued the following news release: Grading is underway at the site of the future Alga Norte Park (http://www.carlsbadca.gov/services/departments/parksandrec/parks-facilities/future-projects/Pages/alga-norte-park-main.aspx) and is expected to be completed around the end of summer. The cost of grading (http://www.carlsbadca.gov/about/news/pages/alga-norte-park-grading.aspx) the 32-acre site located on Alicante Road and Poinsettia Lane is approx  more

Convalescent Center Art Show Features Residents' Talent
WHEATON, Ill., April 26 -- DuPage County issued the following news release: On May 14th, between 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., the public is invited to attend an open art show at the DuPage Convalescent Center (DPCC) where residents will display their work. "The art show will allow a closer look at the meaning and significance of creative arts programs in long-term care facilities. This art show is a great way to get a closer look at the more creative programs at the Convalescent Center," said Bo  more

Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Receive $2.2 Million Grant
ATHENS, Ga., April 26 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news by Jackie Dallas: Weatherization monitors and educators funded with federal stimulus money are already making a difference in the lives of homeowners across the state, and an additional $2.2 million in stimulus funding that was recently awarded will ensure that they're able to continue their work. The new funding, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will allow weatherization education and monitorin  more

Cope West 10 Comes to a Close
HALIM AIR BASE, Indonesia, April 26 -- The U.S. Pacific Air Forces issued the following news by Tech, Sgt. Cohen Young, Defense Media Activity-Hawaii: Joint exercise between Indonesia and U.S. Air Force personnel came to a close on April 23, after one week of both countries participating in combined air drops and tactical maneuvers in support of Cope West 10. Cope West is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored bilateral tactical airlift exercise involving the U.S. and Indonesian air forces. The ex  more

Cordray Calls for Coordination of Veterans' Assistance Efforts
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26 -- The Ohio Attorney General issued the following news release: Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray today convened the second annual Ohio Military and Veterans Summit, where he called on federal and state leaders to identify ways to better reach Ohio's estimated 964,000 veterans and military members. Joining Cordray at the summit were U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton and representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor,   more

Corps to Discuss West Bank Risk Reduction Projects
HAHNVILLE, La., April 26 -- St. Charles Parish issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District is hosting a public meeting to provide an update on the status of new and ongoing construction on the Western Tie-In project, which will connect the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System to the Mississippi River Levees on the west bank of St. Charles Parish. "This meeting will provide a venue for community members to get an  more

Council President Arnie Fielkow to Testify for Child's Rights in Baton Rouge Tomorrow
NEW ORLEANS, April 26 -- The New Orleans City Council issued the following news release: New Orleans City Council President Arnie Fielkow will travel to Baton Rouge on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 to testify in support of two Senate Bills that promote children's well-being, and against one that imposes restrictions on a child's ability to find a loving home. Senator Ed Murray and Senator J.P. Morrell each offer bills that recognize the diversity of modern families and the importance of raising   more

County Road 500 to Close in Dubois County
IRELAND, Ind., April 26 -- The Indiana Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is announcing that on or after April 28, County Road 500 at the junction of State Road 56 (S.R. 56) in Ireland will close. This closure will allow crews to construct the new intersection. Crews will begin work at approximately 7:00 a.m. local time and the roadway will remain closed through the end of June. Inclement weather may postpone the  more

Court of Appeal Reaches Out to San Bernardino High School Students
RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 26 -- The Judicial Council of California issued the following news release: An innovative court-community outreach program called "Outreach Plus" will be held by the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two (Riverside) at Aquinas High School, 2772 Sterling Avenue, San Bernardino, on Wednesday, April 28, Presiding Justice Manuel A. Ramirez has announced. The court's outreach programs have reached almost 8,000 high school students since they began in   more

Crash of Aircraft
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Defence: A total of 38 accidents involving Indian Air Force aircraft and helicopters have occurred during the last three years i.e. from financial years 2007-08 to 2009-10 and the current year so far. Twenty eight defence personnel lost their lives in these accidents. Damage to civil property has been reported in six of these accidents. Each crash of Defence aircraft is investigated thr  more

Cummins Executive Named 2011 SAE International President Nominee
WARRENDALE, Pa., April 26 -- The Society of Automotive Engineers International issued the following news release: SAE International's Executive Nominating Committee named Richard E. "Ric" Kleine as its candidate for 2011 SAE International President. Kleine is Vice President, Quality and Business Enterprise for Cummins Inc. Kleine served as SAE International's Vice President-Commercial Vehicle from 2008-2010. He also is a member of the SAE Commercial Vehicle Executive Council. Kleine has  more

Current Hazardous Materials Transportation Research and Future Needs
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The National Academies' Transportation Research Board issued the following news release: TRB's Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program (HMCRP) has issued a request for proposals to review and compile current and proposed hazardous materials transportation research and prioritize future research needs for HMCRP. Proposals are due June 17, 2010.   more

Customization of Procedures for Fruits and Vegetables
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries: Presently there is no proposal to undertake any survey to find out preference of domestic user for fresh fruits/vegetables or processed material. However, the Ministry has got conducted the techno-feasibility study at five locations in the States of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab and North East for setting up Mega Food Parks in the country. Th  more

CWA, Verizon West Reach Tentative Contract Covering 5,500
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 26 -- The Communications Workers of America issued the following news release: The Communications Workers of America District 9 bargaining team has reached a tentative three-year contract with Verizon West, covering 5,500 workers in California. The tentative agreement provides for Wage increases of 2.75% for each of the 3 years; the Sales Incentive Compensation plan remains voluntary and provides for a wage increase in the sales title; No Employee Medical Contribu  more

Cyber-Racism to Go Under the Spotlight Today
SYDNEY, Australia, April 27 -- The Australian Human Rights Commission issued the following news release: The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Internet Industry Association are co-hosting a Cyber-racism Summit in Sydney today. Race Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, noting that the incidence of cyber-racism is on the rise, said the Summit would be an important and unique opportunity to share ideas with people who may not normally have the opportunity to work together. "  more

David Donovan Arrested for Child Pornography Charges
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee issued the following news release: David Donovan, 32, of Maryville, Tennessee, was arrested today in Maryville, Tennessee, by agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), on charges of receipt and possession of child pornography. During an initial appearance this afternoon before the Honorable C. Clifford Shirley, United States Magistrate Judge, Donovan entered a plea of not guilty as to all cha  more

DCCC: Day 66: Another Week of Nunnelee's 'No Answer' on Privatizing Social Security
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued the following news release: Democrats today yawned as state Senator and congressional candidate Alan Nunnelee (MS-01) remained silent for another week on his support for controversial plans to privatize Social Security. "Alan Nunnelee owes Mississippi seniors an explanation if he's supporting President Bush's legacy and his primary opponents' position to privatize social security," said Jesse Ferguson, Southern   more

DCIS Joins the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General issued the following news release: The Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the criminal investigative arm of the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, along with the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the U.S. General Services Administration, Office of the Inspector General, have become members of the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center). The   more

Defense Security Cooperation Agency Notifies Congress of Possible Foreign Military Sale India - C-17 GLOBEMASTER III Aircraft
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Security Cooperation Agency issued the following 36(b) arms sale notification: The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on April 23 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of 10 Boeing C-17 GLOBEMASTER III aircraft and associated equipment, parts, and logistical support for an estimated cost of $5.8 billion. The Government of India (GOI) requests a possible sale of 10 Boeing C-17 GLOBEMASTER III aircraft, 45 F11  more

Defense-scale Supercomputing Comes To Alternative Energy Research
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories issued the following news release: A new supercomputer that more quickly models the most efficient ways to harness energy from the sun, wind and other renewable resources is now operating at Sandia National Laboratories. Red Mesa, a 180-teraflop computing platform, is a collaboration between Sandia and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The two labs dedicated the supercomputer earlier   more

DeLauro Explains Benefits for Young Adults in Historic Health Reform Legislation
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) today visited Quinnipiac University to discuss the benefits for young adults in the historic health insurance reform legislation signed in to law by President Obama last month. The legislation includes reforms that will benefits young adults starting this year. In today's economy, and with 1 in 3 young adults currently uninsured, swift action is essential   more

DELEG Announces Green Lodging Certification for Baymont Inn & Suites
LANSING, Mich., April 26 -- The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth issued the following news release: Baymont Inn & Suites, located in Mackinaw City, has earned Green Lodging Michigan (GLM) Partner certification from the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG). Green Lodging Michigan encourages hotels, resorts, motels, and bed & breakfast facilities to implement environmental initiatives and cost-saving "green" practices to conserve energy, redu  more

Denver Launches First Large-Scale Citywide Bicycle Sharing Program in the U.S.
DENVER, April 26 -- The city of Denver issued the following news release: Denver B-cycle launched on April 22, 2010 as the nation's first large-scale citywide bicycle sharing program. Designed to help Denver residents and visitors increase their daily activity, save money and reduce carbon emissions, Denver B-cycle offers the first U.S. public bike sharing system as an alternative to using cars for short commutes and errands. Popularized in Europe and Asia where there are more than 50 cit  more

DEP Opens Visitor Center at Newtown Creek
NEW YORK, April 24 -- The New York City Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today opened the new Visitor Center at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The center, part of the ongoing $5 billion upgrade of the plant, chronicles the life cycle of New York City water, starting with its origin in the upstate watersheds, to its distribution through 6,300 miles of water mains,   more

Department of Defense Employee Dies in Iraq
TAJI, Iraq, April 24 -- The Unites States Forces - Iraq issued the following news release: A Department of Defense employee died in Iraq of unknown causes; the employee worked as a non-combatant for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. AAFES is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense. The names of service members are announced through the U.S. Department of Defense offici  more

Department of Health Continues to Encourage H1N1 Vaccinations
SANTA FE, N.M., April 26 -- The New Mexico Department of Health issued the following news release: The New Mexico Department of Health encourages people to take advantage of remaining opportunities to receive the H1N1 vaccine to reduce their chance of getting sick with H1N1 influenza this fall. It is important for children younger than 10 to get two doses of H1N1 vaccine so they are protected from the disease. "We have H1N1 vaccine available in health offices and provider offices throughou  more

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Poultry Workshop on May 21 in Alabama
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: The Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today additional details regarding the public workshop that will be held on May 21 at Alabama A&M University in Normal, Ala., to explore competition and regulatory issues in the agriculture industry. The focus of the workshop will be consolidation and contracting practices of the poultry sector. The first joint public works  more

Department of Justice Announces New Assistant United States Attorneys and FBI Agents to Combat Intellectual Property Crimes
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: As part of the Department of Justice's ongoing initiative to confront intellectual property (IP) crimes, Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary G. Grindler announced today the appointment of 15 new Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) positions and 20 FBI Special Agents to be dedicated to combating domestic and international IP crimes. These new positions - announced on the 10th annual World Intellectual Pro  more

Department of Justice Settles Environmental Case Against Barron County Businessman
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice issued the following news release: Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that his office has filed and settled an environmental enforcement action against Bradley Sutton of Chetek, Wisconsin. Mr. Sutton is the owner of Kleen Air Disposal, a retail service and recycling facility located in Barron County, Wisconsin. The complaint states that his business accepted for recycling televisions and he buried at least 162 of the  more

Department of Justice Settles Environmental Case Against Columbia County Firms
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice issued the following news release: Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that his office has filed and settled an environmental enforcement action against two facilities operating in Columbia County. In separate agreements, Didion Milling, Inc. ("Didion Milling") and Didion Ethanol, LLC ("Didion Ethanol"), each agreed to pay $525,000 in penalties and costs to the State of Wisconsin. Didion Milling owns and operates   more

Department of Justice Will Not Challenge Hospital Cost Information Exchange Program in California
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: The Department of Justice announced today that it will not challenge a proposal by the Hospital Value Initiative (HVI) to establish an information exchange program that will provide data on the relative costs and resource efficiency of more than 300 hospitals in California. The department said the proposed information exchange may reduce health care costs by improving competition among hundreds of hospit  more

Department of Recreation and Parks Wins Three Statewide Awards
ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 26 -- Anne Arundel County issued the following news release: The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks Department was presented with three prestigious awards at the Annual Maryland Recreation and Parks Association (MRPA) Conference in Ocean City, Maryland. MRPA's members are comprised of parks and recreation professionals and volunteers throughout the state. "I am extremely proud of the recognition bestowed on the staff at the Department of Recreation  more

Derby Challenges Elementary Students to Showcase Their Understanding of Math
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 26 -- The Anchorage School District issued the following news release: When you were in elementary school, did pop quiz questions like this make you break out in a sweat? In the model town that a class is building, a 15-foot-long car is represented by a scale model 3 inches long. If the same scale is used, a house 30 feet high would be represented by a scale model how many inches high? This math problem isn't likely to rattle the nerves of several hundred fifth-  more

Despite Claims, Record Shows Jihadist Attacks Unconnected to Countries with Israel Ties
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Israel Project issued the following news release: Recent news reports, citing world leaders, have tied the problem of global jihad with support for Israel. Despite such claims, terrorism plagues countries throughout the Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia that have no connection to - and don't recognize - Israel.[1] Global jihadist networks are instead motivated by extremist interpretations of Islamic religious doctrines and by opposition to secular g  more

Deterioration in Water Quality Due to Discharge of Domestic and Industrial Waste
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Environment and Forests: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with State Pollution Control Boards monitor water quality of rivers, lakes and groundwater at 1429 stations in the country. In Himachal Pradesh, water quality of rivers is monitored at 54 locations on Sutlej, Beas, Ravi and Tons rivers. Water quality data of these rivers reveal that they are meeting the   more

Detroit-Area Doctor Sentenced to 72 Months in Prison for Medicare Fraud Scheme
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: Dr. Toe Myint was sentenced today in Detroit to 72 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to defraud the Medicare program, announced the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services (HHS). A patient recruiter was also sentenced today in Detroit to 40 months in prison for his role in the conspiracy. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen ordered Myint, of Bloomfield Hills,   more

Deutchman Reacts to Arcuri Story
GENEVA, N.Y., April 26 -- Hobart and William Smith Colleges issued the following news release: Last week, the Washington Post ran a story noting Rep. Michael Arcuri (whose district includes Seneca County and parts of Ontario County including Geneva) is among the nation's most vulnerable Democrats. The Finger Lakes Times consulted local experts, including Iva Deutchman, professor of political science, for their reactions. In the article, which appeared Friday, April 23, Deutchman is quoted,  more

Developmental Schemes for Tribal Population
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs: Guidelines have been issued by the Planning Commission for drawing up of Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) by various TSP States. Under the TSP strategy, the most significant aspect is to ensure a flow of funds for TSP areas at least in proportion to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) population of each State. Through TSP approach, the Government aims to narrow the gap between the levels of d  more

DiCicco to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Gloucester TWP.
TRENTON, N.J., April 26 -- The New Jersey Assembly Republicans issued the following news release: Assemblyman Domenick DiCicco, R-Gloucester and Camden, will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in Gloucester Township. Constituents are encouraged to attend to ask questions about legislation and to share their ideas about how government can better serve its residents. WHO: Assemblyman Domenick DiCicco WHAT: Town Hall Meeting to answer any questions constituents may have on   more

Differences in Language Circuits in the Brain Linked to Dyslexia
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 26 -- Vanderbilt University issued the following news release: Children with dyslexia often struggle with reading, writing and spelling, despite getting an appropriate education and demonstrating intellectual ability in other areas. New neurological research from Vanderbilt University has found that these children's difficulties with written language may be linked to structural differences within an important information highway in the brain known to play a role in ora  more

Discover The Rail Way(SM) in Washington, D.C. on National Train Day
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) issued the following news release: Actor and avid train rider Taye Diggs, star of Private Practice, will join Amtrak to host the third annual National Train Day on May 8, 2010, in Washington, D.C. As one of the four free signature events taking place nationwide from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., the celebration will include model train displays, kids' entertainment, educational exhibits, food demonstrations and tours of Amtrak e  more

Dispute Redressal Forums
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Rural Development: Union Minister of Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P. Joshi today informed the Lok Sabha that Establishment of Nyaya Panchayats in the country is under consideration of Union Government. The objective of the proposed Nyaya Panchayat Bill is to provide a sound institutionalized forum at the grassroots level for alternative dispute resolution through mediation and conciliation with  more

District and Teachers' Union Reach Tentative Agreement
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 26 -- The Anchorage School District issued the following news release: The Anchorage School District and the Anchorage Education Association have reached a tentative agreement that extends through June 30, 2013. The current contract expires on June 30. "I am very pleased that the negotiations were successful and I am hopeful that both the teachers and board will ratify this three year agreement so we can end the school year on a positive note. It will be in everyon  more

Document Details Sources of Air Pollution Emissions Within Maricopa County
PHOENIX, April 26 -- Maricopa County issued the following news release: The Maricopa County Air Quality Department announced today the release of its draft 2008 Periodic Emissions Inventory for PM10 for the Maricopa County PM10 Nonattainment Area. The document is now available for an informal 30-day public review period. The PM10 emissions inventory includes emissions estimates for PM10 and PM2.5 as well as three particulate matter precursors: nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx) and am  more

DOD Announces Replacement Unit for Iraq Rotation
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news release: The Department of Defense announced today a replacement unit mobilized to deploy as part of the force rotation in support of Operation New Dawn. Approximately 2,700 soldiers from the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with elements in Montana and Oregon, will deploy in the fall of 2010. DoD will continue to announce major unit deployments as units are identified and alert  more

DOD Identifies Army Casualties
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news release: The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died April 23 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while conducting combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga. Killed were: Sgt. Ronald A. Kubik, 21, of Brielle, N.J., and . Sgt. Jason A. Santora  more

DOD Identifies Army Casualty
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Worrell, 35, of Virginia Beach, Va., died April 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 702nd Combat Support Battalion, 4th Stryker Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Fo  more

DOD Identifies Army Casualty
WASHINGTON, April 24 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Command Sgt. Maj. John K. Laborde, 53, of Waterloo, Iowa, died April 22 at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 649th Regional Support Group, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For more information related to this release, the   more

Dodd, Lincoln Announce Agreement for Wall Street Reform
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., issued the following news release: U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Chairman Chris Dodd, D-Conn., and U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Chairman Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., today announced they have reached an agreement on legislation to reform Wall Street and bring transparency to the nation's financial markets. "Today, Senate Democrats stand united in our commitment to b  more

Dodd-Lugar Bills to Speed Haiti's Recovery Signed into Law
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., issued the following news release: The Haiti Debt Relief and Earthquake Recovery Act of 2010, legislation originally authored by Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Richard Lugar (R-IN), was signed into law today by President Barack Obama. The legislation encourages eliminating Haiti's remaining debt to international financial institutions, currently totaling $1 billion, and instructs these institutions to offer grants rathe  more

Dodd-Lugar Bills to Speed Haiti's Recovery Signed Into Law
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued the following news release: The Haiti Debt Relief and Earthquake Recovery Act of 2010, legislation originally authored by Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Richard Lugar (R-IN), was signed into law today by President Barack Obama. The legislation encourages eliminating Haiti's remaining debt to international financial institutions, currently totaling $1 billion, and instructs these institutions to of  more

Doug Bussell Pleads Guilty to Oxycodone Distribution
GREENEVILLE, Tenn., April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee issued the following news release: Douglas Jay Bussell, 56, of Limestone, Tennessee, entered a plea of guilty today, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, at Greeneville, to possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. Sentencing has been set for September 27, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., in United States District Court in Greeneville. Bussell faces a term of twenty years   more

DPS Holds District Information and Networking Event in Celebration of Diversity
DENVER, April 26 -- The Denver Public Schools issued the following news release: Nearly 150 aspiring teachers flooded into Bruce Randolph High School yesterday evening to participate in a district information and networking event in celebration of diversity. DPS high, middle, and elementary school administrators and teachers along with district staff hosted the networking event to discuss the district's commitment to providing the best education to students of all backgrounds, celebrate th  more

Dr. Shane Boeder Receives James R. Underkofler Award
FOND DU LAC, Wis., April 26 -- The Marian University College System issued the following news release: Marian University recognized Dr. Shane Boeder, associate professor of Spanish, with the James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award at its annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony held April 15. The Underkoffler criteria require that candidates "reflect the college's mission, purpose and commitment to provide the very best undergraduate education." A student of Dr  more

Drinko Center Announces 22 Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania for 2010-2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa., April 26 -- Westminster College issued the following news release: Westminster College's Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning announced 22 Westminster students were selected as Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania (SISPA) for 2010-2011. Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania is an AmeriCorps Education Award program that recognizes college students' deep commitments to community service. Students involved in the program commit to completing 300 hours of ser  more

DSCC: Chickens for Checkups: Dems Release New Website As Sue Lowden Continues to Tout Health Care Barter System
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee issued the following news release: In Response, DSCC Launches Website "Chickens For Checkups," Where You Can Write A Letter To Lowden With Your Ailment And What You're Willing To Trade Visit http://dscc.org/chickens To Send Lowden A Letter Today After a week of bipartisan ridicule over her bizarre and irresponsible plan to reform the health care system by re-introducing a system based on bartering, Sue Lowden triple do  more

DSCC: DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen's Statement on House Republicans Trying to Stall Wall Street Reform Negotiations
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued the following news release: DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement on reports that House Republican Leaders are pressuring Senate Republicans to stop negotiations on Wall Street reform from moving forward: "By trying to stop bipartisan negotiations in the Senate on financial reform legislation, House Republican leaders have sent yet another clear message that big banks on Wall Street mat  more

DSHS Stops Admissions and Revokes License at Vancouver Adult Family Home
OLYMPIA, Wash., April 26 -- The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services issued the following news release: The state Department of Social and Health Services has stopped admissions and revoked the license of Geriatric Golden Care Home Inc., a privately operated, long-term-care business, located at 915 NE 91st Avenue, Vancouver. The adult family home is licensed to Viorica Stroie. The license number is 750661. The state took the action after finding numerous violations  more

Durham County Commissioners to Meet with Legislators
DURHAM, N.C., April 26 -- Durham County issued the following news release: The Durham County Board of Commissioners will meet with the Durham Legislative Delegation at 8:30 am on Thursday, April 28, 2010, in the Commissioners' Chambers (second floor of the Durham County Administrative Complex, 200 E. Main Street). The meeting is being held to discuss legislative items for the upcoming Short Session of the North Carolina General Assembly.  more

DVD Set Shows Impact of Spiritual Exercises
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Georgetown University issued the following news release by Jordan Gray: Georgetown has released a DVD set about the 21st-century implications of the spiritual exercises created by Jesuit founder St. Ignatius of Loyola. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola: Renewal and Dynamics, includes a series of interviews with noted Jesuit practitioners and scholars who discuss the meditations, prayers, mental exercises and guided retreats that have shaped Ignatian Spi  more

Dynamic Nimbus Cloud Deployment Wins Challenge Award At Grid5000 Conference
ARGONNE, Ill., April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory issued the following news release: The Nimbus toolkit, developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago as an open source set of software tools for providing cloud computing implementations, played a major role at the Grid5000 conference in France. Grid5000 is a highly reconfigurable testbed for studying large-scale parallel and d  more

Eagle Butte Man Indicted for Abusing Child
PIERRE, S.D., April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota issued the following news release: United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for the alleged abuse of a minor child in Eagle Butte in 2006. Leo Rousseau, Jr., age 32, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2010, for Child Abuse. Rousseau appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 26, 2010, and pled not g  more

Ed Roland of Collective Soul Speaks at UGA's Music Business Program
ATHENS, Ga., April 26 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news by Matt Waldman: The University of Georgia Music Business Program gave students a lesson in independence, when lead singer Ed Roland of the Atlanta-based group Collective Soul spoke in class on April 20. One of the first major bands to successfully form its own label, Roland described Collective Soul's rise to prominence, the pros and cons of being independent versus joining a major label and how the music busines  more

EDP Renovaveis Awards Vestas a Procurement Contract to Deliver Up to 2.1 GW of Wind Capacity
LISBON, Portugal, April 26 -- EDP - Energias de Portugal issued the following news release: EDP Renovaveis S.A. ("EDPR"), a subsidiary 77,5% controlled by EDP and listed in the Euronext Lisbon Stock Exchange, and Vestas Wind Systems A/S ("Vestas") signed today a global master supply agreement ("MSA") for the delivery of up to 2,100 MW of wind turbines. EDPR selected Vestas, the world's leader wind turbine manufacturer, through a competitive process to close a sizeable supply agreement unde  more

EIA Confirmed in Gallatin County Horse
HELENA, Mont., April 26 -- The Montana Department of Livestock issued the following news release: A horse south of Gallatin Gateway has been diagnosed with the state's first case of Equine infectious anemia (EIA) since 2007. Also known as swamp fever, EIA is potentially fatal viral disease of equines spread by biting insects like horse and deer flies that feed on blood. No vaccine or treatment exists for the disease, which is characterized by intermittent fever, depression, progressive wea  more

Eleven State Students are Semifinalists for Presidential Scholar Award
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction issued the following news release: Eleven students who excel in academic studies and the arts have been named semifinalists for the 2010 Presidential Scholars award, the nation's highest honor for graduating high school seniors. "Being named a semifinalist for the Presidential Scholars award is an honor," said State Superintendent Tony Evers. "These students set a high bar for themselves and their academic and artist  more

Ellsworth Airmen Keep Engines Running
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D., April 26 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command issued the following news release: Airmen 1st Class Adam Reinert, 28th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice, inspects a B-1B Lancer engine for broken safety wires and missing parts, April 9. The B-1 engines are inspected after every 100 hours of flying.  more

Emory Limb Repair and Transplant Surgeon Takes Specialized Care to Vietnam
ATLANTA, April 26 -- Emory University issued the following news release: Skilled surgeons who perform life-saving procedures or provide a better quality of life for their patients are honored and celebrated every day in America. However, these physicians sometimes have special opportunities to help disadvantaged children and adults in other nations and to train surgeons with new skills that will impact the lives of many patients. Emory limb repair and transplant surgeon Linda Cendales, MD,  more

Endangered Species Act Protection for the Susan's Purse-making Caddisfly Is Not Warranted
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service issued the following news release: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today it has completed a status review of Susan's purse-making caddisfly, a small moth-like insect, and has determined it does not warrant protection as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. The Service made this finding after a thorough review of all the available scientific and commercial inf  more

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on 'Antibiotic Resistance and the Threat to Public Health'
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The House Energy & Commerce Committee issued the following news release: The Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing entitled "Antibiotic Resistance and the Threat to Public Health" on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. The hearing will explore the phenomenon of antibiotic resistance and the effects it has on human health. INVITED WITNESSES: * Thomas Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention * Anthony Fauci, M.D., Director, Nation  more

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on 'Clean Energy Policies That Reduce Our Dependence on Oil'
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The House Energy & Commerce Committee issued the following news release: The Subcommittee on Energy and Environment will hold a hearing entitled "Clean Energy Policies That Reduce Our Dependence on Oil" on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will examine the impact of oil dependence on our economy and national security, and how recent Environmental Protection Agency regulation and future policies can reduce that dependence.   more

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on 'Public Sales of Hurricane Katrina/Rita FEMA Trailers: Are they Safe or Environmental Time Bombs?'
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The House Energy & Commerce Committee issued the following news release: The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing entitled "Public Sales of Hurricane Katrina/Rita FEMA Trailers: Are they Safe or Environmental Time Bombs?" on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. The hearing will discuss public sales by the General Services Administration (GSA) of travel trailers and mobile homes that were purchased and provisioned by the Federal Emergency  more

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on 'The National Broadband Plan: Competitive Availability of Navigation Devices'
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The House Energy & Commerce Committee issued the following news release: The Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet will hold a hearing entitled "The National Broadband Plan: Competitive Availability of Navigation Devices" on Thursday, April 29, 2010, in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will examine recommendations contained in the National Broadband Plan to stimulate competition and innovation in set-top boxes and other video nav  more

Enjoy Wildlife Viewing While Paddling the Elkhorn Creek Near Frankfort
FRANKFORT, Ky., April 26 -- The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources issued the following news release: Join the Salato Wildlife Education Center staff for a guided wildlife watching trip on the Elkhorn Creek in Franklin County from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8. Paddling down the beautiful Elkhorn Creek in a canoe is a wonderful way to surround yourself in nature and see our native wildlife. Bring along a fishing pole and try your hand at catching one of the creek's renowned  more

ENMU Sponsoring Percussion Concert on Tuesday Night
PORTALES, N.M., April 26 -- Eastern New Mexico University issued the following news release: Eastern New Mexico University's music department will perform its Percussion Ensemble Concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. The performance is directed by Neil Rutland and includes works by composers Rouse, Cowell, Zappa and others. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 575-562-2377.  more

Enter Boston Red Sox or PALMS Second Chance Drawing.
AUGUSTA, Maine, April 26 -- The Maine State Lottery issued the following news release: To enter Boston Red Sox Drawing: Just purchase a $5 BOSTON RED SOX instant ticket and you could be a lucky winner. Win two tickets to a Boston Red Sox home game or a Boston Red Sox merchandise prize pack. Prize pack includes MLB authentic collection home jersey, fan pack (flag, folding chair, cooler) blanket/throw. To enter your non-winning ticket(s) via the internet, log onto http://maine.secondchanc  more

Environment Clearance to Power Projects
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Environment and Forests: While there is no hydro power project from the state of Andhra Pradesh pending for environmental clearance, a total of five thermal power projects; viz. 1980 MW Coal based TPP of M/s Kineta Power Pvt. Ltd.in Nellore District; 2X660 Coal Based TPP of M/s Nelcast Energy Corporation Ltd.in Nellore District; Expansion of 1200 MW gas based project of M/s Reliance In  more

Environmental Clearance to Irrigation Projects of Maharashtra
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Environment and Forests: Under the provisions of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006, eleven irrigation projects have been received from the Irrigation Department, Government of Maharashtra for environmental clearance. Eight projects out of the eleven projects so submitted have been accorded environmental clearance. The decision on remaining three projects is pending  more

EPRI Updates Reference Book for Power Systems Operators
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 26 -- The Electric Power Research Institute issued the following news release: The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has updated its reference book for power system operators, "EPRI Power System Dynamics Tutorial," and is now making the electronic version of this tutorial available. This tutorial reference book is now being used as one of the official reference books for power system operator training and certification at the North American Electric Reliab  more

ESG 5 Sailors Perform Community Service
MANAMA, Bahrain, April 26 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge, Expeditionary Strike Group 5 Public Affairs: Sailors from Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 volunteered at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIAL) School, a school focused on providing education to children with learning disabilities in Manama, Bahrain, April 22. "Seeing those smiling faces and letting the kids know that they are valuable is rewar  more

Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Changes Disability Studies with Endowed Postdoctoral Fellowship
ONTARIO, Canada, April 26 -- Ryerson University issued the following news by Andy Lee: A $500,000 gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong (ELA) Foundation is bringing women scholars with disabilities to Ryerson. Starting in 2011, an annual postdoctoral fellowship will be awarded to a woman with a disability who will contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of disability studies. It is the university's first privately funded endowed postdoctoral fellowship. The donation is a testament to the  more

European Workers Would Trade Money for an Early Retirement
LONDON, April 26 -- The Aon Corporation issued the following news release: The lure of retirement is simply too much for many Europeans with almost one in three workers (29%) saying they would prefer their government not to raise the national retirement age, and would be happy to have less income in retirement, according to Aon Consulting, the leading employee risk and benefits management firm. This research is part of the Aon Consulting European Employee Benefits Benchmark which surveyed   more

Excellence in Teaching Award Winners Announced
KIRTLAND, Ohio, April 26 -- Lakeland Community College issued the following news release: Lakeland announces the recipients of the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Awards. This is the ninth year that the awards are given to full-time faculty and the third year that part-time faculty are also recognized. 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners Full-time Faculty Professor Christine Barnes, business management Professor Donald Davis, mathematics Part-time Faculty Jim Kargakos, ins  more

Exhibit Curator to Introduce Theme and Artists at Community Quilt Show-and-Tell, May 3
GOSHEN, Ind., April 26 -- Goshen College issued the following news by Chase Snyder: Rebecca Haarer, the curator of the new Grandmother's Flower Garden themed quilt show in Goshen College's Good Library Gallery, will introduce the theme of the exhibit on Monday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the gallery. Haarer will also introduce featured quilter Rebecca Yoder and other contemporary quilt makers whose works are displayed. After a brief discussion with quilt makers about what drew them to this art for  more

Experts to Speak at Global Supply Chain Conference
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York at Plattsburgh issued the following news release: The U.S. ambassador to Canada will be one of many internationally recognized experts presenting at the Global Supply Chain Management Conference June 15-17 at SUNY Plattsburgh. Ambassador David C. Jacobson joins Congressman Bill Owens; Timothy Skud, deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of the Treasury; Mike Flaherty, consul and senior trade commissioner for the Go  more

ExxonMobil Foundation Presents $1 Million to Texas A&M Foundation
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 26 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: ExxonMobil Foundation has presented a check for more than $1 million to the Texas A&M Foundation. The funds represent ExxonMobil's 3-to-1 unrestricted match of donations made by the company's employees, retirees, surviving spouses and directors under the ExxonMobil Foundation's 2009 Educational Matching Gift Program. Each of these donors has chosen which specific Texas A&M programs will benefit from  more

F-16 Drawdown to Begin
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany, April 26 -- The U.S. Air Forces in Europe News Service issued the following news by Senior Airman Kali L. Gradishar, 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs: Six F-16 Fighting Falcons will depart Spangdahlem Air Base April 27, the first step for the 52nd Fighter Wing in the Combat Air Forces Restructuring plan that is expected to save the Air Force approximately $355 million in fiscal year 2010 and $3.5 billion during the next five fiscal years. An additional six ai  more

FAA Calls on Airlines to Limit Cockpit Distractions
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: The Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today called on air carrier operators to create and enforce policies that will limit distractions in the cockpit and keep pilots focused on transporting passengers safely. "There is no room for distraction when your job is to get people safely to their destinations," said Transportation Se  more

FAA Controllers in Philadelphia Transition to Next Generation Air Transportation System Technology
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: As part of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) plan to modernize the national airspace system, controllers in the Philadelphia area now have the capability to use a satellite-based system to more efficiently and safely track and separate aircraft. "This new technology is a tremendous leap forward in transforming the current air traffic control system,"   more

Faculty and Staff Achievements, April 26, 2010
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., April 25 -- Skidmore College issued the following news release: Awards Dale Willman, adjunct professor of English, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research in Indonesia during the 2009-2010 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board. Willman will be teaching environmental journalism and new media courses at Universitas Padjadjaran in Bandung, Indonesia. He will a  more

Faculty Association Meeting And All-Campus Awards Ceremony
LEWISTON, Idaho, April 26 -- Lewis-Clark State College issued the following news release: The Lewis-Clark State College Faculty Association will meet at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in the Williams Conference Center and it will be followed by the all-campus year-end Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m. It will be the last Faculty Association meeting of the current school year. Make sure not to miss out on all the fun during the awards ceremony.  more

Faculty Question Changes to Policy on Computer Security and Privacy
DURHAM, N.C., April 25 -- Duke University issued the following news release by Geoffrey Mock: A proposal to revise Duke's 13-year-old policy on computer security and privacy at Thursday's Academic Council was met by questions by two faculty members concerned that the policy didn't provide enough protections in a legal dispute. Discussions will continue on the policy, and it will return to the council at its May meeting. (Click here (http://academiccouncil.duke.edu/wp-content/uploads/2008/0  more

Farmers' Market Opens May 8
EVANSTON, Ill., April 24 -- The city of Evanston issued the following news release: Enjoy the bounty of Midwest farmers every Saturday throughout the summer! The Evanston Farmers' Market is open 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., every Saturday, May 8 through November 6, 2010. This crowd-pleaser offers 30+ vendors of fruit, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, homemade baked goods from local churches and unique artwork and costume jewelry by Home Grown Artists. A new permanent feature at the Farmers  more

FDA Changes Process for Medical Device Advisory Committees
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it will change the way its expert panels review and discuss data and information during public hearings on medical devices under review for premarket approval, effective May 1, 2010. The changes were prompted by an increasing number of medical device advisory panel meetings in recent years. In 20  more

Federal Court Shuts Down Miami Tax Preparer
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: A federal court has permanently barred David Santiago and his business, Santiago Investment & Consulting Inc., both based in Miami, from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. The court in Miami found that Santiago and his company had falsely claimed the first-time homebuyer tax credit on numerous returns they prepared. The civil injunction order, entered by U.S  more

Feingold Leads Senate Coalition Calling For Review Of No Child Left Behind Mandates
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Russ Feingold is leading a Senate coalition calling for an examination of the testing and accountability mandates required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). With the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee holding a hearing on April 28th on standards and assessments used in America's classrooms, Feingold an  more

Feingold Statement on the Financial Regulatory Reform Bill
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., issued the following statement: "I will vote to take up the financial regulatory reform bill. Preventing even a debate on this critically important issue is a fantasy for the Wall Street banks that seek to undermine the first serious effort to reform financial regulations since their reckless and irresponsible actions triggered the worst recession our nation has experienced since the Great Depression. "But while I support  more

Feminist and Author Shira Tarrant to Discuss Pornography, Pleasure and Politics On April 29
FREDONIA, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York at Fredonia issued the following news release: Author and gender scholar Shira Tarrant will give a talk at SUNY Fredonia on "Pleasure, Politics and Porn: A Conversation About Men and Feminism," Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in Williams Center S121. "This will be a highly interactive event and Shira Tarrant will be inviting Q and A from the audience," Dr. Ingrid Johnson-Robledo, Women's Studies Coordinator, said. "Her talk will p  more

FERC Order to Empire Pipeline, Inc. on Errata to Letter Order Dated April 13, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order: Empire Pipeline, Inc. 6363 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221-5887 Attention: David W. Reitz Attorney for Empire Pipeline, Inc. Reference: Errata to Letter Order dated April 13, 2010 FERC Order to Empire Pipeline, Inc. on Errata to Letter Order Dated April 13, 2010 Dear Mr. Reitz: On April 13, 2010 a delegated letter order was  more

FERC Order to S. D. Warren Company on Order Granting Rehearing for Further Consideration
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order: FERC Order to S. D. Warren Company on Order Granting Rehearing for Further Consideration Rehearing has been timely requested of the Commission's letter order issued on March 4, 2010 in this proceeding by the Acting Director of the Division of Hydropower Compliance and Administration of the Commission's Office of Energy Projects. S. D. Warren C  more

FERC Order to Southwest Power Pool, Inc. on New Attachment AR (Transmission Screening Study Process)
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order: Wright & Talisman, P.C. Attention: Carrie L. Bumgarner 1200 G. Street, N.W. Suite 600 Washington, D.C. 20005-3802 Reference: New Attachment AR (Transmission Screening Study Process) FERC Order to Southwest Power Pool, Inc. on New Attachment AR (Transmission Screening Study Process) Dear Ms. Bumgarner: On February 16, 2010, you  more

FERC Order to Xcel Energy Services Inc. on Refund Report
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order: Xcel Energy Services Inc. 414 Nicollet Mall - MP08 Minneapolis, MN 55401 Attention: Mark C. Moeller Manager, Transmission Business Relations Reference: Refund Report FERC Order to Xcel Energy Services Inc. on Refund Report Dear Mr. Moeller: On March 5, 2010, Xcel Energy Services Inc. (Xcel) submitted, on behalf of Northern Stat  more

Fifth Appellate District Holds Special Session for Merced Students This Week
FRESNO, Calif., April 26 -- The Judicial Council of California issued the following news release: As part of its outreach program for surrounding communities, the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, will hold a special oral argument session at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2010, in the Merced County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 2222 M Street, Merced. More than 120 students from Merced County high schools and the University of California, Merced will attend the oral argument in   more

Final EA for the Intake Diversion Dam Modification, Lower Yellowstone Project is Now Available
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation issued the following news release: The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have completed the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Intake Diversion Modification. Reclamation and the Corps will: (1) evaluate the information contained in the Final EA to determine whether it is accurate and objective; (2) determine whether the proposed action would significantly impact the quality of  more

Financial Aid to North-Eastern States
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Rural Development: Minister of State for Rural Development Shri Pradeep Jain 'Aditya' informed Lok Sabha today that 50% of cess on High Speed Diesel (HSD) received in the Central Road Fund (CRF) is earmarked for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). This is allocated among States as per the formula given by the Planning Commission for allocation of funds in 2000-01. Additional funds  more

Fire Departments and EMS Organizations Can Apply for Federal Funds this Spring
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky. (5th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) is encouraging fire departments and emergency medical service (EMS) organizations throughout southern and eastern Kentucky to apply for federal grants through the 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program within the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline for submitting application materials is Friday, May, 28  more

Fire/EMS Department Valor Awards
LARGO, Md., April 26 -- Prince George's County issued the following news from the Fire/EMS Department: Prince George's County honored the men and women of public safety today at the 33rd Public Safety Valor Awards. The event was held at the Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD, and was attended by a sell-out crowd of 550. Two volunteer members received Gold Medals of Valor and 5 other Kentland Volunteer Firefighters received Bronze Medals of Valor for the rescue of another firefighter from   more

Firefighters to Scoop Ice Cream for Good Cause
FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 26 -- The city of Franklin issued the following news release: Franklin Firefighters will scoop ice cream for a good cause at two Baskin-Robbins stores on "31 Cent Scoop Night," Wednesday, April 28. The fourth annual event will take place from 5-10 p.m. at the downtown Franklin (214 E. Main St.) and Cool Springs (9100 Carothers Pkwy.) locations. During the event, Baskin-Robbins will reduce the price of ice cream to 31 cents per scoop as a fundraiser for the company's   more

Fitting Monstrous Crimes into a Legal Framework
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 26 -- Vanderbilt University issued the following news release: Categorizing crimes is a necessary step in the legal process. When it comes to crimes as heinous as genocide, that codifying can be uncomfortable, like reducing a pile of dead bodies into solely a sanitation issue. "In the non-legal context, genocide has come to be thought of as the epitome of 'evil,'" writes Vanderbilt philosopher Larry May in his new book, Genocide. "Some authors have argued that we sh  more

Five Students Awarded Investigative Studies Summer Fellowship Awards
MARIETTA, Ohio, April 26 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: When the best of the best at Marietta College are looking for a new challenge they almost always turn to the Investigative Studies Program (http://www.marietta.edu/Academics/special_programs/investigative_studies_program.html) to meet their needs. It's good to see that is still holding true as Ed Osborne (http://www.marietta.edu/people/person_bio.php?person=o/osborne_ed), interim Director of the program, is proud   more

FLCC Announces Go Green Student of the Year
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y., April 26 -- Finger Lakes Community College issued the following news release: Erin Jackson, a junior at Bloomfield High School, was honored as the FLCC Go Green Student of the Year at a gala hosted by the Finger Lakes Community College Foundation at the Bristol Harbour Resort on Saturday, April 24. She received a tuition waiver for one full-year of study at FLCC. Jackson was selected from seven local high school students, all of whom were chosen as Go Green Students of  more

Florida Academy of Science Annual Meeting Features Many from Florida Tech
MELBOURNE, Fla., April 26 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Florida Institute of Technology Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Richard Turner led the Florida Academy of Sciences' 74th Annual Meeting, held on the campus of Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla. Turner is president of the organization. Many other Florida Tech faculty and students participated in the conference. Professor Richard Aronson, head of the Department of Biolog  more

Florida Dems: Florida Democratic Party Challenges Rubio & Crist To Take Stand On Arizona Immigration Law
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news release: Florida Democratic Party spokesman Eric Jotkoff released the following statement challenging Republican Senate candidates Speaker Marco Rubio and Governor Charlie Crist to take a stand on the Arizona immigration measure, which was recently signed into law by AZ Governor Jan Brewer: "With the debate on immigration reform ignited due to a misguided measure signed into law recently in Arizona, candidates a  more

Florida Dems: LeMieux Votes to Protect Wall Street Days After Fundraiser With Wall Street Lobbyists
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news release: After Sen. George LeMieux voted against allowing debate on legislation aimed at ending bailouts and reigning in Wall Street's excesses tonight, the Florida Democratic Party released the following statement. "Today, Sen. George LeMieux (R-Cronyism) voted to put Wall Street above Main Street by standing with his fellow Republicans in defending the status quo. Just days after holding a fundraiser with Wa  more

Florida GOP: Allen Boyd and the Politics of Listening
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 26 -- The Florida Republican Party issued the following news release: The Republican Party of Florida today commented on Congressman Allen Boyd's problem listening to his constituents and the irony of this his newest campaign commercial. "Allen Boyd is right. Listening to your constituents might not make headlines, but voting to eliminate hundreds of jobs in your district sure does," said RPOF Executive Director Ronnie Whitaker. "Just a few months ago, Allen Boyd h  more

Following Schumer's Personal Meeting with FEMA Head: Schumer: FEMA to Award $18.5m to Tri-County Hospital For Relocation Efforts; Decision Will Ensure Residents Have Access to High Quality Emergency Care, Even During a Flood
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Today U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will commit to fully funding the relocation and rebuilding of the Tri-County Memorial Hospital in a secure location that will ensure local residents' access to the hospital. Initially, FEMA only offered to rebuild the hospital in the exact same location in which the flood occurred. Schumer   more

Former Bechtel-McLaughlin Cleanup Approved by Ohio EPA
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: A pollution investigation and cleanup of the former Bechtel-McLaughlin property near Sandusky has been completed and approved by Ohio EPA. Ohio EPA granted Apartment & Commercial Realty of Cleveland a covenant not to sue after the company voluntarily assessed the property for contamination. The determination that the 20.95-acre property at 3612 Milan Road in Perkins Township is ready for  more

Former City Councilman Pleads Guilty in Federal Court
COLUMBIA, S.C., April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Columbia Field Office issued the following news release: Acting United States Attorney Kevin F. McDonald stated today that Ernest W. Cromartie, II, of Columbia, South Carolina, pled guilty today in federal court to one count of income tax evasion and two counts of aggravated structuring, violations of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201, and Title 31, United States Code, Sections 5324(a)(3) and  more

Former Executive of Iowa Ready-mix Concrete Company Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing and Bid Rigging
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: A former executive of an Iowa ready-mix concrete company has agreed to plead guilty and serve 19 months in jail for participating in three separate conspiracies to fix prices and rig bids for the sales of ready-mix concrete, the Department of Justice announced today. According to a three-count felony charge filed today in U.S. District Court in Sioux City, Iowa, Steven Keith VandeBrake, a/k/a Steve Va  more

Former K-State Wildcat Ready to Tackle His Degree After Earning Super Bowl Ring
MANHATTAN, Kan., April 27 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: It seems like life couldn't get much sweeter for former Kansas State University football player Nick Leckey. He recently wrapped up his sixth year as an offensive lineman in the NFL. He's playing in New Orleans, La., a city he and his wife, Erin, have come to love. And, if that weren't enough, he just added "Super Bowl champion" to his resume, following the New Orleans Saints victory over the Indianapol  more

Former Marion Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violation
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Springfield Field Office issued the following news release: A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on April 26, 2010, DUSTIN G. WHITEHEAD, 28, of Marion, IL , plead guilty to a one count Information charging him with Deprivation of Rights under Color of Law in United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The offense carri  more

Former Staunton Man Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
HARRISONBURG, Va., April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia issued the following news release: A former Staunton, Virginia resident who was found guilty of failing to register or update registration as a sex offender as required by law, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Today in District Court, James H. Patterson, 35, was sentenced to 41 months of federal incarceration to be followed by a two-year period   more

Former U.S. Solicitor General Walter Dellinger to Deliver Law Graduation Address
ATHENS, Ga., April 26 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news by Christina Graff: Former acting Solicitor General of the United States Walter Dellinger will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia School of Law's commencement on May 15. The processional will begin at 10 a.m. on the quadrangle in front of the law school on UGA's North Campus. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved to Stegeman Coliseum. Currently, Dellinger is partner and chair of th  more

Fourth Annual Semana De La Raza Honors Latino Culture
PORTLAND, Ore., April 26 -- Portland Community College issued the following news by Meryl Lipman: Portland Community College is hosting its fourth annual Semana de la Raza ("Week of the People") festival, which will honor Latino people, history and culture with the theme, "The Heart of the People." The event will take place from Monday, April 26 through Friday, April 30 at the Rock Creek Campus (17705 N.W. Springville Road). Semana de la Raza's culminating event will be the Cesar Chavez Ev  more

Franklin Man Arrested After Providing False Information to Police
FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 26 -- The city of Franklin issued the following news release: A Franklin man was arrested yesterday after providing police with false information about who he really was. Shortly before 2:30 am, officers on patrol in the parking lot of the Tin Roof 2, 9135 Carothers Parkway, were notified by the bartender that two men had just stolen property from the bar. The bartender was able to provide the officers with a description of the vehicle that fled. Moments later, alert  more

Fraternity President Sponsored to Attend Leadership Conference
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., April 26 -- Pennsylvania College of Technology issued the following news release: The president of Pennsylvania College of Technology's Phi Mu Delta fraternity has received a scholarship to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute in Bloomington, Ind., this summer. Bryan G. Stetts, of Muncy, a pre-applied health studies: radiography major, was awarded the scholarship from the national headquarters of Phi Mu Delta and is among 12 undergraduates selected to be s  more

Free Rabies Vaccinations, Microchips for Dogs, Cats at Event on Saturday, May 8
LAS VEGAS, April 26 -- Clark County issued the following news release: Clark County pet owners are invited to the "Cuide a Sus Perros y Gatos" ("Take Care of Your Dogs and Cats") event, which will feature free rabies vaccinations and microchips for dogs and cats. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Escobedo Plaza at 750 N. Eastern Ave. The event is a partnership between Clark County, the cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, the El Mundo newspaper, local  more

FSCC Jazz Band to Perform Spring Concert
FORT SCOTT, Kan., April 26 -- Fort Scott Community College issued the following news release: The Fort Scott Community College Jazz Band will present their annual spring concert Thursday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Danny & Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center. The guest artist will be Travis Laver, an area musician who is currently a member of the Crowder Jazz Orchestra.The FSCC Band will also be showcasing area band directors performing with the band: Willey Abati, Girard High School; R  more

FSCC Spring Choir Concert - 'Through the Eyes of a Child'
FORT SCOTT, Kan., April 26 -- Fort Scott Community College issued the following news release: The Fort Scott Community College Music Department will present their spring choir concert on Sunday, May 2 at 3:00 p.m. in the theatre of the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center. The program is entitled "Through the Eyes of a Child." The opening set will consist of a song cycle by Kansas composer John Leavitt, with texts by American poets Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, and Carl Sandburg  more

Fuel' Announces Summer Youth Membership
CHALMETTE, La., April 26 -- St. Bernard Parish issued the following news release: This summer, the St. Bernard Parish President's Office is introducing the Fuel Summer Membership. The Fuel Youth Center, which opened with afterschool hours in November 2009, will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week beginning June 1st and ending August 5th. The membership is open to students entering grades 6 through 9. Fees will be $50 per student, the second child in a family would be charg  more

Fulbright Awardee Seeks to Become 'Agent of Social Change' in South Africa
GLASSBORO, N.J., April 26 -- Rowan University issued the following news release: Chanelle Wilson's visit to South Africa last summer changed her life. In January, the Rowan University senior is heading back to that country with one real intention: "To change somebody else's." That's how Wilson, 22, describes what she plans to accomplish during her 10-month teaching assistantship to South Africa through the prestigious Fulbright Program. An English and education major from Blackwood, Wil  more

Funding Dedicated to Scholarships at New Mexico State University
LAS CRUCES, N.M., April 26 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news by Audry Olmsted: Fewer incoming freshmen at New Mexico State University will have to worry this fall about money, thanks to a commitment of funding for more scholarships. "We are really pleased because this is going to allow us to fund up to 300 more students than we would have been able to," said Carmen Gonzales, vice president for Student Success. "This is benefiting the students, and it is benefiting NM  more

Funds for Development of Forest Villages
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs: There are 2,474 forest villages/ habitations in the country, spread over 12 States. Under the programme of development of forest villages, Rs. 60876.26 lakh has been released for 2,413 forest villages in these States. Under the programme, infrastructure work relating to basic services and facilities viz. approach roads, healthcare, primary education, minor irrigation, ra  more

Funds to NGOs for Empowerment of Disabled
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the : During the last three years, two NGOs were found to have misutilised funds under Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS). Further grant-in-aid to them has been stopped and they have been blacklisted. In order to ensure proper utilization of the funds by the Non-Governmental Organizations, several measures are in place including recommendation and inspection report by the State Governme  more

Gaithersburg Community and Rockville Choruses to Perform in Joint Spring Concerts
GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 26 -- The city of Gaithersburg issued the following news release: The Gaithersburg Community Chorus, directed by Hugh Harvey, III and the Rockville Chorus, directed by Bryan Seith, will be performing together in two free concerts on Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23, 2010. The May 22 concert will take place a 7 p.m. at Watkins Mill High School, 10301 Apple Ridge Road in Montgomery Village. The May 23 concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatr  more

Gamma Sigma Delta Agriculture Honor Society Recognizes K-State Students for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Academics
MANHATTAN, Kan., April 26 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Kansas State University's chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of agriculture, has recognized several K-State students for excellence in research, teaching and academics. The students were honored at the Gamma Sigma Delta Spring Recognition Reception April 23. Students receiving Gamma Sigma Delta student research awards and graduate student teaching awards each received $100 and certificat  more

George Fox Sends Students on Service Trip to Swaziland
NEWBERG, Ore., April 26 -- George Fox University issued the following news release: A team of 17 George Fox students will be in Swaziland in May to conduct nearly four weeks of service as part of the university's May Serve Christian service program. The students will work with AIM Ministries, an interdenominational missions organization that focuses on discipleship, prayer and developing relationships in helping the world's poor. The team will reach out to orphans at various care points. T  more

Georgia Woman Arrested for Abusing Disabled Adult at Jacksonville Facility
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 26 -- The office of the Florida Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that a Georgia woman has been taken into custody on charges that she abused a disabled adult under her care. Raquel A. Bravo, a certified nursing assistant employed by First Coast Health and Rehabilitation Center, was arrested today by law enforcement officers from the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with assistance from the  more

Get Healthy Mentally and Physically
RESTON, Va., April 26 -- The National Association for Sport and Physical Education issued the following news release: The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) dreams of a healthier world in which everyone's body functions at its full potential. This is particularly important for our student-athletes. NASPE wants young athletes to enjoy a high level of physical fitness, to feel good about their skills, enjoy physical activity of all kinds, and to have energy and physic  more

Girl Scouts Dedicate Tree at New Police Headquarters
FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 26 -- The city of Franklin issued the following news release: On Tuesday, 04/27/2010 a local Girl Scout troop will be dedicating a tree at the new Franklin Police Headquarters, 900 Columbia Ave at 4:00 pm. The tree was purchased by the Girl Scouts with money raised from their annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale. Several officers will be on hand as the girls plant the tree. Members of the media as well as the public are encouraged to attend the ceremony. Parking is availabl  more

Giving Doctors a Checkup
IRVINE, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Irvine issued the following news by Kathryn Bold, University Communications: In her office at UC Irvine Medical Center, Rose Jacobs has filled the shelves with files of physician resumes, certification forms and other administrative paperwork. Her neatness comes as no surprise, given her reputation for excellent organizational skills, but one book she pulls off a shelf might look out of place: It's called Blind Eye: How the Medical E  more

Gladysz Named Editor-In-Chief
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 26 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Dr. John A. Gladysz, who holds the rank of distinguished professor of chemistry and is the holder of the Dow Chair in Chemical Invention at Texas A&M University, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of the American Chemical Society's peer-reviewed journal Organometallics, the nation's top journal for this interdisciplinary branch of organic and inorganic chemistry in which metals are mixed wit  more

Golf is Golden
CARROLLTON, Ga., April 26 -- The University of West Georgia issued the following news release: Sarah Ross is one year away from putting her name in a very select group of West Georgia athletes after Wednesday's announcement from the Gulf South Conference, naming her and freshman Lauren Giambastiani to the 2010 All-Gulf South Conference team. The award is the third in three years for Ross, who earned second-team honors as a freshman in 2008, then was named to the first team in 2009. This y  more

Gov. Freudenthal Issues Proclamation for Arbor Day
CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 26 -- Gov. Dave Freudenthal, D-Wyo., issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, the last Monday in April has been officially designated as Arbor Day in the state of Wyoming; and WHEREAS, Arbor Day has been observed throughout the nation and the world for 138 years, and has been celebrated in Wyoming since 1888, making this year's celebration Wyoming's 122nd; and WHEREAS, forty-two (42) Wyoming communities are being recognized for their achievements in community fo  more

Gov. Freudenthal Issues Proclamation for Undergraduate Research Day 2010
CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 24 -- Gov. Dave Freudenthal, D-Wyo., issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, the University of Wyoming has continuously increased its competitive research enterprise. In fiscal year 2009 external research funding established a new record by exceeding $81 million, and the University is on track to break that record in fiscal year 2010; and WHEREAS, research is a critical mission of the University. As a land grant institution, it was founded on the premise that thro  more

Gov. Granholm Issues Proclamation for Arbor Week and Arbor Day
LANSING, Mich., April 25 -- Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, D-Mich., issued the following proclamation: Whereas, Trees play a significant role in our environment and in the quality of our lives by providing shelter, nourishment, and bringing beauty to our surroundings; and, Whereas, Trees can reduce the erosion of topsoil caused by wind and water, clean the air of pollutants, produce oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife; and, Whereas, The state of Michigan is fortunate to have a rich var  more

Gov. Granholm Issues Proclamation for Playground Safety Week
LANSING, Mich., April 26 -- Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, D-Mich., issued the following proclamation: Whereas, As spring draws closer, children begin to play on playgrounds more often, increasing the percentage of injuries that occur from April through June; and, Whereas, Each year, more than 200,000 children are injured on playgrounds in the United States, which averages one playground-related emergency room visit every two and a half minutes; and, Whereas, The National Program for Playgr  more

Gov. Granholm Issues Proclamation for School Counselor Week
LANSING, Mich., April 26 -- Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, D-Mich., issued the following proclamation: Whereas, Counseling is an important part of the educational process for students to understand the challenges of an increasingly complex world and to make wise decisions for a positive future; and, Whereas, Michigan school counselors are certified and experienced educators who guide and direct students toward achieving academic success and encourage them to explore their abilities, strengths,  more

Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Glenn Salter to Orange County Superior Court
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 26 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the following news release: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Glenn R. Salter to a judgeship in the Orange County Superior Court. Salter, 59, of Fullerton, has been managing appellate attorney for the 4th District Court of Appeal, Division Three since 1999 and previously was a senior research appellate attorney for the 4th District Court of Appeal from 1993 to 1999 and also from 198  more

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Hear California's Ban of Violent Video Game Sales to Children
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 26 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the following news release: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to review Schwarzenegger v. Video Software Dealers, a case on California's law that would ban the sale of violent video games to children: "We have a responsibility to our kids and our communities to protect against the effects of games that depict ultra-violent actions, just as we a  more

Gov. Schwarzenegger Joins Trust for Public Land to Announce Public-Private Partnership to Save Hollywood Sign
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 26 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the following news release: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to announce it has secured the necessary funding to purchase Cahuenga Peak, the 138 acres of land surrounding the Hollywood sign. "Of all the iconic landmarks in the world, the Hollywood sign is truly one of the most recognizable symbols of the California dream and land of opportunity. It called to me when I lef  more

Government Mulls Enhancement of Pension Under EPS, 1995
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the frm the Ministry of Labour & Employment: The Central Government has constituted an Expert Committee to review the Employees' Pension Scheme, 1995, whose report is to be submitted to the Government. This information was given by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Shri Harish Rawat in the Lok Sabha today, in a written reply to a question. The Minster further stated that the main sugg  more

Governor Barbour Proclaims April 27 as Day of Prayer for Victims of Severe Weather, Gulf Coast Oil Rig Accident
JACKSON, Miss., April 26 -- Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., issued the following news release: Governor Haley Barbour proclaimed April 27 as a Day of Prayer to remember Mississippians who suffered losses in Saturday's severe weather and for those families who lost loved ones in last week's oil rig accident. "The past few days have been tough for many Mississippi families," Governor Barbour said. "We have lost loves ones to a tragic event off the Louisiana coast. Many of our communities are st  more

Governor Bill Richardson Joins New Mexico Amigos on Economic Development Tour in California
SANTA FE, N.M., April 26 -- Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., issued the following news release: Governor Bill Richardson today joined the New Mexico Amigos for their annual goodwill tour taking place this year in Southern California. Over the next few days, Governor Richardson, Tourism Secretary Mike Cerletti and the Amigos will promote economic development and tourism for New Mexico. The New Mexico Amigos, made up of civic and business leaders from around the state, serve as official goodwil  more

Governor Bill Richardson Lowers Flags in Honor of Navajo Code Talker George Chavez Sr
SANTA FE, N.M., April 26 -- Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., issued the following news release: Governor Bill Richardson today announced that he has signed an Executive Order lowering flags across the state to half staff in honor of Navajo Code Talker George Chavez Sr., 85, who passed away on April 18th. Code Talkers played an essential role during World War II; the Japanese were never able to break their secret, tactical messages. In 2000 George Chavez Sr. was awarded a Congressional Medal b  more

Governor Bill Richardson Proclaims Friday 'No Phone Zone Day' in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M., April 26 -- Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., issued the following news release: Governor Bill Richardson has proclaimed Friday, April 30, 2010 "No Phone Zone Day" in New Mexico and challenged New Mexico drivers to take the pledge to put down their phones while driving. Oprah Winfrey initiated National "No Phone Zone Day" as part of her campaign against distracted driving, which has been endorsed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminis  more

Governor Calls for Aggressive Response to Wall Street Excesses
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26 -- Gov. Ted Strickland, D-Ohio, has issued the following news release: Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today sent a letter to members of Ohio's Congressional delegation pressing for the need to adopt legislation that will rein in Wall Street practices that led to the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. Full text of the letter is below. A copy of the letter can be downloaded here. Dear Members of the Ohio Delegation: I write to encourage the adop  more

Governor Crist Applauds Interchange Reconstruction Project in Miami
MIAMI, April 26 -- Gov. Charlie Crist, R-Fla., has issued the following news release: Continuing his focus on strengthening Florida's economy, Governor Charlie Crist today praised the progress of the State Road 826 (Palmetto Expressway)/State Road 836 (Dolphin Expressway) Interchange Reconstruction Project during a project dedication in Miami-Dade County. The $559 million project, which broke ground in November 2009, will relieve congestion and is expected to create more than 15,000 jobs.   more

Governor Culver Signs I-JOBS Expansion into Law
DES MOINES, Iowa, April 26 -- Gov. Chet Culver, D-Iowa, has issued the following news release: Governor Chet Culver today signed Senate File 2389, the "Infrastructure and Capitals Budget," which includes a $150 million expansion of the I-JOBS Program to help meet our state infrastructure needs while putting Iowans back to work. Overall, the legislation includes funding for I-JOBS and the state's Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund (RIIF) representing a total $273.7 million investment in our stat  more

Governor Culver to Join President Obama, Sign Military Family Legislation Tomorrow
DES MOINES, Iowa, April 26 -- Gov. Chet Culver, D-Iowa, has issued the following news release: Governor Chet Culver will travel to Fort Madison tomorrow to welcome President Barack Obama back to Iowa. Following the event, the Governor will travel to Sioux City, where he will sign several military- and veterans-related bills. The legislation will make Iowa the first state in the nation to act on all ten of the Department of Defense's recommendations for legislation to assist military families.  more

Governor Encourages Ohioans to Vote for Clark Montessori Junior and Senior High School in Commencement Challenge
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26 -- Gov. Ted Strickland, D-Ohio, has issued the following news release: Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today encouraged Ohioans to vote online for Clark Montessori Junior High and High School of Cincinnati as they compete in President Barack Obama's first annual Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. Strickland also congratulated students, teachers and staff at Clark Montessori for being selected as one of the six finalist from applicants across the nation.   more

Governor McDonnell Announces Northrop Grumman Chooses Virginia for Corporate Headquarters
RICHMOND, Va., April 26 -- Gov. Bob McDonnell, R-Va., issued the following news release: Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leading global security company, will relocate its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles to Virginia, creating 300 new jobs in the Commonwealth. Speaking about today's announcement, Governor McDonnell commented, "The foremost priority of our Administration is creating new jobs and getting our economy back on track. Today's an  more

Governor McDonnell Focuses on Jobs in Visit to Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va., April 26 -- Gov. Bob McDonnell, R-Va., issued the following news release: Governor Bob McDonnell traveled to Martinsville today to visit personally with workers recently laid-off from American of Martinsville and to formally present a loan check from the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority to Monogram Snacks. The loan provided by the VSBFA has enabled the company to expand its operations and create an additional 110 jobs. Governor McDonnell pledged during the 2009 c  more

Governor of Punjab Gets Additional Charge of Rajasthan
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Presidents Secretariat: Consequent upon the demise of Smt. Prabha Rau, Governor of Rajasthan, the President of India has appointed Shri Shivraj V. Patil, Governor of Punjab, to discharge the functions of the Governor of Rajasthan, in addition to his own duties, until permanent arrangements are made.  more

Governor Paterson Announces Funds to Support Urgent Care and Other Health Services for St. Vincent's Community
ALBANY, N.Y., April 26 -- Gov. David Paterson, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Governor David A. Paterson today announced the award of $14 million in grants to support an urgent care facility and other health care services in Greenwich Village for patients displaced by the closure of St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center. "Once again, managers and operators in our health care system have taken the initiative to fill in the gaps left by the closure of a key provider in the commun  more

Governor Paterson Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff
ALBANY, N.Y., April 26 -- Gov. David Paterson, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Governor David A. Paterson has directed that flags on State government buildings be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, April 28, in honor of Farmingville native Army Sergeant Jason Santora who died on Friday, April 23, in Afghanistan. Sergeant Santora died of wounds he sustained while supporting combat operations in Logar Province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, based  more

Governor Patrick Awards $4.49 Million in Recovery Funds for Public Housing Energy Upgrades
BOSTON, April 26 -- Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., has issued the following news release: As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state's economic future, Governor Deval Patrick today announced an award of $4.49 million in federal weatherization recovery funds to communities across the Commonwealth. These funds will be used to replace old, inefficient heating systems with new state-of-the-art units for 7 local housing authorities throughout the s  more

Governor Quinn Announces New 'Put Illinois to Work' Employment Program
CHICAGO, April 26 -- Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., issued the following news release: Governor Pat Quinn today unveiled the Put Illinois to Work (PIW) program, an anti-poverty program aimed at building a healthy workforce by putting unemployed and underemployed Illinois residents back to work. The new program is expected to create more than 15,000 jobs. "Put Illinois to Work will provide good-paying jobs that will help support families and strengthen communities," said Governor Pat Quinn. "The p  more

Governor Rell Welcomes Secretary LaHood as Regional Officials Outline High-Speed Rail Vision
HARTFORD, Conn., April 26 -- Gov. M. Jodi Rell, R-Conn., issued the following news release: Governor M. Jodi Rell, U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd and other members of Congress from Connecticut and Massachusetts joined state and regional transportation leaders and Amtrak officials to outline a sweeping, shared vision for high-speed rail in the Northeast for U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, who was visiting the state for a first-hand progress report. "It is rare for everyone to  more

Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Senate Confirmation of Abel Maldonado as Lieutenant Governor
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 26 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the following news release: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the State Senate confirmed Abel Maldonado as Lieutenant Governor: "I commend the California State Senate for acting quickly and setting partisanship aside in confirming Senator Abel Maldonado as Lieutenant Governor. Senator Maldonado is a model of post-partisanship, reaching across the aisle to improve education a  more

Governor Signs in-State Gasline Legislation
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, April 26 -- Gov. Sean Parnell issued the following news release: Governor Sean Parnell today signed in-state gasline legislation at the Pipeline Training Center in Fairbanks. HB 369, sponsored by House Speaker Mike Chenault, creates the Joint In-State Gasline Development Team and establishes an in-state gasline project coordinator in statute. "This is a significant step toward bringing Alaska's gas to Alaskans and markets beyond," Governor Parnell said. "Our existing in-  more

Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee Meeting
SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash., April 26 -- The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs issued the following news release: The Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at VFW Post 3386 located at 1307 South Loffler St., Airway Heights, WA. The VAAC - under the leadership of Chairman Phil Ruhmshottel - is composed of 17 members and advises the Governor and the director of the Washington State Department of Vete  more

Governor, Patt-McDaniel Announce State Stimulus, Additional Targeted Investments
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26 -- The Ohio Department of Development issued the following news release: Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Director of the Ohio Department of Development Lisa Patt-McDaniel today announced that loans valued at nearly $26 million have been recommended by the Development Financing Advisory Council. The loans support seven economic development projects, which are expected to leverage more than $6.1 million in capital investment. The funds, pending State Controlling Board   more

Graduate Achieves Great Heights
TEMPE, Ariz., April 26 -- Rio Salado Community College issued the following news by Mira Radovich, Communications Coordinator: When Tempe's Rio Salado College holds its annual commencement ceremony in May, many graduates will be celebrating the "Achieving Great Heights" theme. Georgette Robinson is living it. In the last year, Robinson turned 40, was laid off from her job, lost several very close family members, and was diagnosed with high blood pressure. "I wanted to give up, and I ke  more

Graduate Center Professor Joshua Brown Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The City University of New York Graduate Center issued the following news release: Joshua Brown, executive director of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning (http://ashp.cuny.edu/) and adjunct professor of history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (http://www.gc.cuny.edu/index.htm), was among the recently announced 2010 Guggenheim Fellowships. He was awarded the prestigious grant for his project Studies in the Visual Cu  more

Graduate MFA Exhibition on Display May 1- June 25
SCRANTON, Pa., April 26 -- Marywood University issued the following news release: Marywood University will present Graduate MFA Exhibition from May 1- June 25. The exhibition consists of five graduate students; Jennifer Bulay (painting), Ryan Hnat (painting), Marguerite Innes (photography), Heather Remley (printmaking), and Skip Sensbach (ceramics). The exhibit will be held in the Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts with an opening reception on Saturday, May 1, from 5-7 p.m Jenn  more

Grant Money Enhances Education at Wyoming Department of Corrections
CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 26 -- The Wyoming Department of Corrections issued the following news release: The Wyoming Department of Corrections has recently been granted $242,000 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to strengthen the inmate educational infrastructure in Wyoming prisons. Betty Abbott, Correctional Education Programs Manager, submitted the proposal to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS), who is managing the funding for the State of Wyoming. "This is a  more

Grant Supports Gas Industry Training for Displaced Workers
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., April 26 -- Pennsylvania College of Technology issued the following news release: Pennsylvania College of Technology has received a $94,000 grant that focuses primarily on training displaced workers for jobs in the natural gas industry. The Northern Tier Natural Gas Pre-Employment Training grant is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry through the Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission. It enables Penn College, through its Marcellus  more

Great Society Concert at Home Set for May 1
CONCORDIA, Kan., April 26 -- Cloud County Community College issued the following news release: The Cloud County Community College Great Society Singers will perform their annual Concert at Home on Saturday, May 1 at the Brown Grand Theatre in Concordia. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Dr. Everett Miller, chair of the CCCC music department, is the director of Great Society Singers. Guests will be members of former Great Society Singer groups from 1969-1970; 1979-1980; 1989-1990; and 1999-20  more

Group Touts Benefits of Proposed Affordable Housing Reform for Urban Neighborhood Revitalization
NEWARK, N.J., April 26 -- The New Jersey State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: A group of a dozen faith-based organizations, community development corporations (CDCs) and local development officials met on April 20th with State Senator Raymond Lesniak, D-Union, in a roundtable discussion at the Renaissance Church in Newark to discuss the positive opportunities that Senate Bill S-1, which proposes to significantly reform the state's affordable housing law, offers to not-for  more

Guam Included in RECA Amendments Act of 2010
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo issued the following news release: Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced the introduction of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Amendments Act of 2010 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congresswoman Bordallo was one of eight original co-sponsors of the bill, which was introduced by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico introduced identical companion legislation in the Senate yes  more

Guidelines of the Prime Minister's New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Minority Affairs: The Government has said that the guidelines of the Prime Minister's New 15 Point Programme for Administrations advising them to implement the programme. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, the Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Salman Khurshid, said that in pursuance to the guidelines of the Prime Minister's New 15 Point Pr  more

Guilford Man Dies in Watercraft-Related Incident
AUGUSTA, Maine, April 26 -- The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issued the following news release: Harold Jones Sr., 61, of Guilford died Saturday night, April 24, while boating on Onawa Lake in Elliotsville Township. Mr. Jones told family he was going to try out a watercraft. When he did not return, family and friends began searching for him, and contacted Piscataquis County dispatch, which notified the Maine Warden Service at 7:50 p.m., according to MWS Lt. Kevin Adam.  more

Gulyas to Speak at Wor-Wic Graduation
SALISBURY, Md., April 26 -- Wor-Wic Community College issued the following news release: Worcester County Commissioner Louise L. Gulyas will address the 2010 Wor-Wic Community College graduates at commencement on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m., at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center. Since being elected to the commission in 1998, Gulyas has served as vice president and president. She formerly owned the Bay Vista Apartments and the Sandy Bottom Inn in Ocean City. Gulyas is the Worcester Co  more

Gusher Marathon Forces Street Closures
BEAUMONT, Texas, April 26 -- Lamar University issued the following news release: On Saturday, May 1, the Gusher Marathon will begin and end at Lamar University's Montagne Center. This event will necessitate closing Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to all north and southbound traffic from Cardinal Drive (U.S. 69) to downtown Beaumont. MLK Pkwy will close at 6:30 a.m. and will remain closed until 5:00 p.m. The only access to the Lamar University campus will be from Cardinal Drive (U.S. 69) by t  more

H1N1 Flu: One Year On
TOPEKA, Kan., April 26 -- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the following news release: One year ago this week the world suddenly woke up to a new threat. A novel flu virus had arrived on the scene. It was a virus the world had never seen before, one that would later be called H1N1. At first there were more questions than answers: How serious was the disease this new virus was causing? How fast would it spread between people? Was it treatable with drugs? Could a vac  more

Halter Challenges Sen Lincoln to Debate Again on Meet the Press
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 26 -- The campaign of U.S. Rep. Bill Halter, a Democrat running for election in Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District, issued the following campaign news: Lt. Governor Bill Halter, who is challenging Sen. Lincoln for the Democratic nomination for Senate, today challenged her to another debate on Meet the Press. The Sunday morning talk show has invited both candidates to appear, and Lt. Governor Halter has accepted. "I thoroughly enjoyed our debate on Saturday   more

Hammocks Beach State Park to Establish a 'Trash-Free' Zone on Bear Island
RALEIGH, N.C., April 26 -- The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Division of Parks and Recreation issued the following news release: To further protect ecologically sensitive Bear Island, Hammocks Beach State Park plans to designate the island as a "trash-free" zone starting May 7, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Trash receptacles will be removed from the 892-acre barrier island and visitors will be asked to carry refuse back to collect  more

Hank Invites Students to Academy Day
TUCKER, Ga., April 26 -- Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga. (4th CD), has issued the following news release: Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), who represents parts of DeKalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett counties, invites all Fourth District students interested in the Service Academies to attend Academy Day on Saturday, May 8 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Due to strict regulations regarding access to the base, you must register by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 30 by visiting www.i  more

Harding University Students Place in Statewide Business Plan Competition
HUNTINGTON, Ind., April 26 -- Harding University issued the following news release: Harding University business team Second Wind placed first in the innovation category at the Donald W. Reynold's Governor's Cup Graduate and Undergraduate Business Plan Competition. Awards were presented April 19 at a luncheon at the Statehouse Convention Center. Team Second Wind had 90 seconds to present their innovation and sell their product to the audience. The group proposed a new cost efficient wind en  more

Harkin Announces Over $18,000 to Improve Public Safety In Wayne And Worth Counties
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that a total of $18,455 will be coming to the City of Seymour in Wayne County and the City of Northwood in Worth County to improve public safety. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Facility Program. Harkin is a senior member of the panel that funds rural development initiatives. "Cities in Iowa, both big and small,   more

Harold and Cecelia Kafer to Perform 'Farewell' Concert of American Music
DEKALB, Ill., April 26 -- Northern Illinois University issued the following news release: Harold and Cecelia Kafer met as freshman at Arizona State University, where he had enrolled to major in piano performance and she to study voice. Although the future dean of NIU's College of Visual and Performing Arts left ASU to complete his bachelor's degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, the pair remained friends, kept in touch and eventually reunited in Tempe as they both began  more

Hartwick to Host Cato Freedom Conference and Think Tank
ONEONTA, N.Y., April 26 -- Hartwick College issued the following news release: Hartwick College will play host to 20 descendants of slaves the weekend of April 30 when the College hosts the Cato Freedom Conference and Think Tank. For three days, descendants from along the Eastern Seaboard and Tennessee will join researchers, authors, and preservationists in telling stories of their enslaved ancestors. The College also will recognize up to three distinguished individuals with the inaugural Cat  more

Harvard Law Professor to Give Mosten Lecture
RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Riverside issued the following news release: Robert H. Mnookin, a Harvard Law School professor and leading scholar in the field of conflict resolution, will present the 2010 Forrest S. Mosten Lecture in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies on Thursday, May 13, at 5 p.m. in the Alumni and Visitors Center, 3701 Canyon Crest Drive. A reception and booksigning will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. Mnoo  more

Hatch Calls on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to Restore Balance tTo Management of Utah's Public Lands
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, issued the following news release: Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, sent a letter today to U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, asking him to bring a more balanced approach to the management of the state's public lands. "It falls upon your shoulders to work to reverse the trend toward severe dissatisfaction among the industries our nation depends on for its energy needs, and to help restore jobs to the rural West which has disappe  more

HCC's Continuing Education Offers Six Art Classes for Summer
CLYDE, N.C., April 26 -- Haywood Community College issued the following press release: Haywood Community College's Continuing Education is offering six different art classes this summer.Lil Parks will teach Beginning Watercolor, Intermediate Watercolor, Drawing, and Design and Composition. These 10 week courses cost $90 each. Beginning Watercolor is from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. from May 4 through July 6. Intermediate Watercolor is from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. also from May 4 through July 6. Drawing   more

He's Glee-Ful: Zack Weinstein to Be on Popular Show
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., April 25 -- Skidmore College issued the following news release: Alumnus Zack Weinstein '09 has nailed a guest-starring role in the May 11 episode of Glee, the multi-award winning comedy/drama series that airs weekly on the Fox network. How he got there is quite a story, particularly given the setback that he faced in the summer following his first year at Skidmore. Since returning from hiatus in mid-April, Glee has generated considerable excitement. The program's fo  more

Health Care Lawsuit Filed Against 'Predatory' Western PA Hearing Aid Businesses & Owners Accused of Targeting Senior Citizens
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 26 -- The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office issued the following news release: The Attorney General's Health Care Section has filed a lawsuit against a southwestern Pennsylvania couple and their hearing aid businesses, who are accused of preying on consumers - especially senior citizens - by selling hearing aids to people who did not need them, not performing state-required hearing tests before selling products, using testing equipment that was not properly calibra  more

Health Projects in Arunachal Pradesh
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: The Minister of Mines and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region Shri B.K. Handique has said that Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region had sanctioned 5 health projects for Arunachal Pradesh at a total cost of Rs. 3625.04 lakh. The details thereof are as under: Find table here : (http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=60914) In a   more

Health Services Department Receives Human Dignity Award
BEND, Ore., April 26 -- The Deschutes County government issued the following news release: On May 1 at the biennial "Dare to Dream" awards fundraiser, the Human Dignity Coalition (HDC) will recognize the Deschutes County Health Services Department for providing the public with HIV/AIDS prevention and downtown health clinic services. At the event, HDC will honor staff who work at the downtown health clinic, also known as The Spot, for providing a safe place for lesbian and gay youth, and yo  more

Heart of Chalmette Neighborhood Association to Hold Barbeque on May 22
CHALMETTE, La., April 26 -- St. Bernard Parish issued the following news release: The Heart of Chalmette Neighborhood Association, Inc. Spring into "Summer Fun & Festive Barbeque" Saturday, May 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Nunez Community College Gazebo. The club is for residents who live in the area between Paris Road and Packenham on the north side of Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette. While refreshments will be provided, feel free to bring a dish to share with others. A 50/50 raffle will be hel  more

Helena Kennedy QC Made an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College
LONDON, April 26 -- The University of Cambridge issued the following news release: Leading barrister and expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues, Baroness Helena Kennedy, has been inducted as an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College. Helena Kennedy QC (pictured with President of Lucy Cavendish College, Janet Todd) is a member of the House of Lords and chair of Justice, the British arm of the International Commission of Jurists. She is a bencher of Gray'  more

Helping Chileans Heal
IRVINE, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Irvine issued the following news by Laura Rico, University Communications: Strict building codes minimized casualties from Chile's 8.8-magnitude earthquake in February, but strong aftershocks, a deadly tsunami and public-service disruptions caused plenty of panic and anxiety. As the nation cleans up, restores order and rebuilds, a UC Irvine expert on trauma and coping has been helping Chileans recover from the quake's emotional wound  more

Highway 101 Flood Study Public Meeting
BAKER CITY, Ore., April 26 -- The Clatsop County government issued the following news release: The Hwy 101 Flood Study Consortium is scheduling a public meeting to collect data and concerns regarding the flooding issue along the Highway 101 corridor south of Seaside. The meeting will be held on May 4th between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm at the Bob Chisholm Senior Center located at 1225 Avenue A in Seaside. Property owners and interested parties along Hwy 101 from the Cannon Beach Junction to s  more

Highway 45 Traffic Signal Inoperable in Monroe County
JACKSON, Miss., April 24 -- The Mississippi Department of Transportation issued the following news release: According to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials, motorists traveling on Highway 45 in Monroe County should be aware of an inoperable traffic signal in the area. With a major storm passing through the state earlier today, MDOT crews are working diligently to repair traffic signals and remove debris from highways and roadways across the state. Motorists travelin  more

Hino and Peterbilt Trucks Win Top Honors at ATD Convention
ORLANDO, Fla., April 25 -- The National Automobile Dealers Association issued the following news release: The 2011 Hino 268 and Peterbilt Model 384 were named today as winners of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) Commercial Truck of the Year for 2010. "We are honored to be the first recipient of the ATD medium duty Commercial Truck of the Year award," said Sumio Fukaya, president and CEO of Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc. "This is a true testament to the hard work of our design team and thei  more

Historic Preservation Committee Sets Two Workshops
CHULA VISTA, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Chula Vista issued the following news release: The Chula Vista Historic Preservation Advisory Committee will reconvene for two workshops May 6 and May 20 at 6 p.m. Both workshops will be held in Conference Room C-101 located adjacent to City Council Chambers at 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista. The workshops are open to the public. With input from the Advisory Committee, City staff developed a Historic Preservation Program that is comprised of a h  more

History Professor Paul Otto Honored as Top Undergraduate Researcher
NEWBERG, Ore., April 26 -- George Fox University issued the following news release: George Fox University's Paul Otto, a professor of history at the school for eight years, was honored as the university's top undergraduate researcher for the 2009-10 academic year. Otto, chair of the Department of History and Political Science since 2005, was recipient of the school's Undergraduate Faculty Research and Scholarship Award. Otto's scholarship efforts landed him a $6,000 grant from the Natio  more

HM's Statement in Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Home Affairs: The Union home minister Shri P. Chidambaram made a statement in Lok Sabha today on the telephone tapping issue. Following is the text of the statement. "National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) is a technical organisation of the Government, and I make this statement on behalf of the Government. A GoM had recommended that such an organisation be set up. The organi  more

Hofstra English Professor Joseph McLaren Co-Authors Book with Jazz Great Jimmy Heath: 'I Walked with Giants: The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath' (Temple UP, 2010)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., April 26 -- Hofstra University issued the following news release: I Walked with Giants: The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath, co-authored by Hofstra University English Professor Joseph McLaren, has just been nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) for "Best Book About Jazz." The book, published in January 2010, features a foreword by Bill Cosby and an introduction by Wynton Marsalis. Saxophonist Jimmy Heath, NEA Jazz Master, composer of more than 100 jazz pieces, t  more

Hostels for SC Students
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment: Central assistance is provided to State Governments/UT Administrations and Central and State Universities/institutions for construction of hostels for Scheduled Caste (SC) students, under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of 'Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana'. Non-Governmental Organizations and deemed Universities in private sector are provided financial  more

Hot Wings, Car Show, Live Music at Spring Fling this Saturday
LEBANON, Ill., April 26 -- McKendree University issued the following news release: Flock to McKendree University on Saturday, May 1 for two chicken wings contests, a car show and live entertainment during Spring Fling, from noon to 5.30 p.m. Inflatables, pony rides, a dunk tank, petting zoo, washers tournament, caricature artist and magician will be part of the fun on the campus quad, east of Alton Street. Singer-songwriter Lexintan Rejn will perform at noon, followed by Jon Hainstock at 1  more

House Passes Legislation to Strengthen Veterans Health Care
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa (1st CD), has issued the following news release: Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) voted today to pass the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act, a bill that provides support for family who care for disabled veterans, enhances health services for 1.8 million women veterans, expands mental health services and access to care in rural areas and relieves financial burdens for veterans who are catastrophically disabled. The legislatio  more

House Passes Lofgren Bill to Name Local Post Office after Anthony Cortese
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. (16th CD), issued the following news release: Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4543, introduced by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), naming the Post Office at 4285 Payne Avenue in San Jose, California, the "Anthony J. Cortese Post Office Building." Mr. Cortese, a graduate of San Jose's James Lick High School, served as President of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 193, for the 27 years before his passing in 2007.   more

House Passes Senate Bill Offering Hope for State Parks
PHOENIX, Ariz., April 26 -- Arizona State Senate Republican legislators issued the following news release: Today, the Arizona House of Representatives passed an important measure to help save our valuable state parks from closure. Senate Bill 1349 allows local governments, private companies and Indian tribes to temporarily take over operations and management of the parks. "The bill provides flexibility for negotiating agreements with outside entities," said Sen. Barbara Leff, the bill's sp  more

How Grass Buffers Keep Agricultural Herbicides at Bay
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- The Crop Science Society of America issued the following news release: Grass buffer strips are commonly used in crop production to reduce herbicide runoff. These practices are encouraged through incentives, regulations or laws, and are effective at lowering herbicide concentration in runoff. However, subsurface filtration (under the buffer strips) is not as well documented, and neither are the effects of trees integrated into buffer strips with grasses. Understandin  more

Howard County Holds 3rd Annual Career Exploration Day
ELLICOTT CITY, Md., April 26 -- Howard County issued the following news release: Howard County's Office of Workforce Development, Department of Citizen Services, the Public School System and the Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services will host the County's third annual Career Exploration Day for high school students with disabilities on Wednesday, April 28. Thirty-two students have been selected to participate in this half-day job shadowing event and experience the diverse employment op  more

Hoyer Statement on Republicans Blocking Wall Street Reform
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., issued the following news release: House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Senate Republicans blocked the Senate from debating Wall Street reform legislation: "I am extremely disappointed that Republicans have once again blocked progress for middle-class Americans. To a person, Senate Republicans showed today that they are continuing to put the interests of Wall Street abov  more

HPU Chapel Services Provide Students with Opportunities for Fellowship, Stewardship and Worship
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 26 -- High Point University issued the following news release: The academic year is coming to a close, and the final chapel service of the school year will be held on April 28. Many students - seniors in particular - will look back on the year and reflect on the many Wednesdays spent in the chapel, keeping themselves grounded with a time for worship and fellowship with not only HPU students, but High Point community members as well. The final service this year - a s  more

HPU Honors Students, Faculty, Staff during Honors Day
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 26 -- High Point University issued the following news release: Several High Point University students received awards and accolades during the annual Honors Day program and the University Awards ceremony, held at HPU on April 21. The Honors Day program honored students who seek not only excellence in the classroom, but also on the athletic field and in positions of leadership across campus. Students who received awards are actively involved in Greek organizations, s  more

HPU Professor of Communication Presents at Conferences
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 26 -- High Point University issued the following news release: Dr. Gerald Voorhees, assistant professor of communication at High Point University, recently presented two papers at the 2010 National Convention of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in St. Louis, Mo. and the 2010 Convention of the Southern States Communication Association in Memphis, Tenn. The PCA/ACA convention, which helps to promote the study of popular and American culture  more

HSVMA Seeks Nominations for 'Best Friend to Feral Cats' Award
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Humane Society issued the following news release: The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association is seeking nominations for the first-ever HSVMA "Best Friend to Feral Cats" award. The award is designed to recognize a veterinary professional -- veterinarian, veterinary technician, veterinary student or veterinary technician student -- who has significantly helped feral cats. Feral cats are a major contributor to the cat overpopulation problem in the United Sta  more

Hundreds Attend Historic Base Closure Ceremony
INGLESIDE, Texas, April 26 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news by Fifi Kieschnick, Naval Station Ingleside Public Affairs: A ceremony marked the closing of Naval Station Ingleside, and the reversion of the property to the Port of Corpus Christi April 23. Nearly 400 people were on hand to mark the historic occasion, from local politicians, to past employees, and community leaders who played a part in bringing surface Navy to South Texas more than 20 years ago. "It's an honor to be  more

Hundreds Celebrate Earth Day at 'The Hoochie'
ATLANTA, April 26 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news release: The Nature Conservancy's 16th annual spring fundraising event, The Hoochie dinner dance, celebrated recent conservation successes in Georgia while raising funds for conservation work throughout the state. With the support of volunteer organizers, this year's event sold out and The Nature Conservancy raised close to $330,000 for conservation work, exceeding its goal by $30,000. "The Hoochie is an opportunity f  more

Husband and Wife Physicians Convicted of 10-Year Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud
HOUSTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Houston Field Office issued the following news release: Dr. Arun Sharma, 56, and Dr. Kiran Sharma, 54, both of Kemah, Texas, have been convicted of conspiring to commit health care fraud over a 10-year-period in the Southern District of Texas, United States Attorney Jose Angel Moreno announced today. The doctors were set to begin trial today when they each instead opted to plead guilty to one count of conspi  more

I-40 Re-Opens; Western and Central North Carolina Are Easily Accessible
RALEIGH, N.C., April 26 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce's Division of Tourism issued the following news release: Interstate 40 near the North Carolina/Tennessee state line re-opened in both directions Sunday, April 25, at 6 p.m. On Oct. 25, 2009, a massive rockslide closed the interstate that connects Knoxville, Tenn., to Asheville, N.C., at mile marker three in Haywood County in North Carolina (near the Tennessee-North Carolina border). Since that time, travelers have been rout  more

I-59 'S-Curve' Phase Two Project Update
JONES COUNTY, Miss., April 26 -- The Mississippi Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The Mississippi Department of Transportation's (MDOT) is continuing the final phase of work on the $11.6 million Interstate 59 reconstruction project in Jones County, in the construction zone formerly known as the 'S-Curve'. The contract was awarded to Tanner Construction involving two miles of roadway on Interstate 59 from Fourth Avenue to Chantilly Street. Substructure work   more

IAEE Preferred Partner Buttine Confirms ShowDown Insurance Covers Loss Due to Volcanic Ash
DALLAS, April 26 -- The International Association of Exhibitions and Events issued the following news release: IAEE Preferred Partner John Buttine Insurance (BUA) has confirmed its ShowDown Event Cancellation insurance policy does cover loss due to volcanic ash in light of the recent volcano eruption in Iceland. Last week's natural disaster continues to disrupt exhibitions and events worldwide, however, show organizers who carried Buttine's ShowDown insurance policy can be assured that their   more

Icban Assures Maguindanao Victims of Palace Support
MANILA, Philippines, April 24 -- The Republic of the Philippines issued the following news release: Press Secretary Crispulo Icban Jr. yesterday (Friday) called on the families, friends and media industry supporters of the victims of the November 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre not to lose hope in their quest for justice. Icban likewise gave assurances that they have President Arroyo's support, plus his own, he being the press secretary and a co-worker in the journalism profession of the mo  more

Icban to Media: Match Press Freedom with Responsibility, Truth
MANILA, Philippines, April 25 -- The Republic of the Philippines issued the following news release: Press Secretary Crispulo "Jun" Icban Jr. told a Mindanao media gathering Saturday that as government spokesman among his key functions is to "set the record straight" especially on contentious issues like corruption and alleged human rights violations, and he advised media against untruths while in pursuit of their duties. Speaking at the induction of officers and fellowship of the Independ  more

ICYMI: Growing Concern Over EPA 'Prize'
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Marsha W. Blackburn, R-Tenn. (7th CD), issued the following news release: The EPA's promise of a taxpayer funded cash prize for a YouTube video contest contiunes to attract concern. As was reported last week, the EPA is encouraging Americans to put together short videos to encourage participation in the bureaucratic "rulemaking" process. The contest includes a taxpayer funded $2,500.00 prize. According to Congressman Blackburn, "This may seem like a small issu  more

Idaho Delegation Reacts to Idaho Guard Deployment
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho (2nd CD), issued the following news release: Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Congressmen Mike Simpson and Walt Minnick issued the following statement today concerning the announcement of the Idaho National Guard deployment: "First and foremost, our thoughts are with the families whose loved ones will be deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. We are pleased that the Idaho National Guard will be providing family support  more

Identity Of Homicide Victim Released
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 26 -- EL Paso County issued the following news release: On Saturday, April 24, 2010, the El Paso County Coroner's Office conducted an autopsy regarding the homicide which occurred on Friday, April 23, 2010 in Stratmoor Hills. The cause of death was a single gun shot wound to the chest and the manner of death ruled a homicide. The victim in this case has been identified as 25 year old, Joshua Fields.  more

IDFA Welcomes Step to Address Sugar Shortage; Encourages Additional Action
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The International Dairy Foods Association issued the following news release: In a win for the International Dairy Foods Association, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans to increase the raw sugar tariff rate quota (TRQ) by 200,000 tons for fiscal year 2010. IDFA has been aggressively urging USDA increase the quota. However, the level of TRQ increase announced last week falls well below what IDFA says is needed to ease sugar prices and supply woes.   more

Impact of Contaminated Drinking Water
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Rural Development: As reported by the States, as on 1.4.2009, there were about 1.8 lakh rural habitations in the country having water quality problems. State-wise and contaminant-wise details of the same are annexed. State Governments and or its agencies responsible for rural water supply carry out testing of drinking water sources from time to time and furnish the information of water   more

Important Information for May 2010 Graduates
HAGERSTOWN, Md., April 26 -- Hagerstown Community College issued the following news release: The annual Hagerstown Community College Commencement will be held Sat., May 15, 2010, at 9:30 a.m., in the Athletic Recreation Community Center (ARCC). Graduates are asked to be present at 8:45 a.m. for procession. Please plan to attend the rehearsal prior to Commencement on Friday, May 14, at 6 p.m. in the ARCC. Tickets are not needed for graduates' family members and/or guests. Cap and gown pi  more

In Her Own Voice
IRVINE, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Irvine issued the following news by Tonya Becerra, University Communications: What do you do when "American Idol" says, "You're just not what we're looking for"? Many would be crushed and perhaps give up on their dreams. But not Jennifer Chung, third-year drama student at UC Irvine. She's forging her own path to success. Born in Korea, Chung grew up in the Bay Area. In 2007, after her high school graduation, Chung moved away, and   more

In the Aftermath of Tornadoes in Mississippi and Parts of the Southeast, Insurance Claims Filing Begins for Victims
NEW YORK, April 25 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: Victims of Saturday's tornado, part of a broad band of storms that swept through Mississippi and other parts of the southeast, are struggling to put the pieces of their lives back in place and getting ready to begin the claims filing process. Standard homeowners and business insurance policies cover wind damage caused by tornadoes and severe weather. Homeowners insurance policies also provide cover  more

Increased Outlay for Schemes Implemented Through NGOs
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment: The budget plan outlay for schemes to be implemented through NGOs has been increased from 257 crore in 2009-10 to Rs. 331 crore in 2010-11. The details of Budget Estimates (BE) and the amount released to the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) under various schemes of this Ministry during last three years is given as under: Find table here : (http:/  more

Incredible India Film Wins Best Adventure Film Award at the Film Festival in Riga, Latvia and Gold Award at the New York Film Festival
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Tourism: The Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India annually launches International Media Campaigns in the print, electronic and web media in important source markets overseas, to promote "Incredible India" as a tourist destination. The international television commercial / promotional film released by the Ministry of Tourism in its electronic campaigns in the year 2008 has won the Min  more

India Becomes 7th Largest Shareholder in World Bank World Bank's Shareholding Structure Changed Spring Meetings of World Bank and IMF
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Finance: The Development Committee of the World Bank, in its meeting held on 25th April, 2010 at Washington DC, took historic decisions relating to increasing the financial capacity of the Bank and enhancing the role of developing countries in its governance. These decisions would be of great benefit to India - both as a borrower from and as a shareholder of the Bank. Changes in the Wor  more

Indian National Sentenced to 81 Months in Prison for Role in International Online Brokerage 'Hack, Pump and Dump' Scheme
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: An Indian national was sentenced today to 81 months in prison on conspiracy and aggravated identity theft charges arising from an international fraud scheme to "hack" into online brokerage accounts in the United States and use those accounts to manipulate stock prices, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg of the District of Nebraska.  more

Indigenous Peoples Still Among Poorest in World, But Progress Reported in Some Countries
NEW YORK CITY, April 26 -- World Bank issued the following news release: Indigenous Peoples worldwide continue to be among the poorest of the poor and continue to suffer from higher poverty, lower education, and a greater incidence of disease and discrimination than other groups, according to a new World Bank study: Indigenous Peoples, Poverty, and Development. Released today at the Ninth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the study offers a "global snapsho  more

Industry Workers Stress Importance of Oil, Natural Gas in Meetings on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The American Petroleum Institute issued the following news release: Nearly 70 American oil and natural gas workers from 15 states are on Capitol Hill this week to talk with policymakers about the potential of America's vast shale gas resources and the importance of a strong domestic oil and natural gas industry to the nation's economic future and job creation. Geologists, petroleum engineers, landmen, rig workers and others from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, I  more

Insurance Prelicensing Courses at Ocala Campus
ORLANDO, Fla., April 26 -- Central Florida Community College issued the following news release: The CF Institute at Central Florida Community College is accepting registration for insurance prelicensing courses which begin Saturday, May 1, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The Accredited Claims Adjuster course is for individuals interested in careers as independent or company claim adjusters. Upon successful completion of the course, students may obtain a license to adjust prope  more

Insurers Urge Consumers to Prepare for Tornado Season
DES PLAINES, Ill., April 26 -- The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America issued the following news release: The devastating tornadoes and severe weather experienced over much of the Southeast and parts of the Mid-Atlantic serve as a harsh reminder of the damage that is possible as the U.S. moves through tornado season. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) encourages homeowners, renters and business owners to prepare in advance for tornadoes, review their in  more

Intermediate Photography Exhibit at SUNY Adirondack May 4
QUEENSBURY, N.Y., April 26 -- SUNY-Adirondack Community College issued the following news release: SUNY Adirondack will host "Snaperture," a photography exhibit featuring the work of students in Dr. Renee O'Brien's intermediate photography class, from May 4 through May 6 in the SUNY Adirondack Student Center lounge on the Bay Road campus. A reception for the students will be held on Thursday, May 6, at 5 p.m. in the SUNY Adirondack Student Center.Refreshments will be provided by the SUNY A  more

International Wheelchair Basketball Returns to RWSIR
WARM SPRINGS, April 26 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: The Georgia Department of Labor's Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation (RWSIR) once again will host international wheelchair basketball competition this summer. Paralympic-level competition, which was held for the first time at Roosevelt Warm Springs in the mid-1990s and has been played every two years since 2002, will again take place in May and June. Women's competition will be hel  more

IP Hosts Presidents from Chinese Vocational and Technical Colleges
AUBURN, Wash., April 26 -- Green River Community College issued the following news by Abbie Fritz: In conjunction with American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), International Programs hosted a delegation of 20-25 Presidents and Vice Presidents of Chinese technical colleges who are taking part in a five week training program. The AACC-CEAIE Vocational Education Leadership Training Program for Chinese Vocational and Technical Colleges overall purpose of the Vocational Educators Leaders  more

IPR Center Marks World IP Day by Seizing $263 Million in Counterfeit Goods
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued the following news release: The federal partners of the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) announced April 26 that more than $263 million worth of counterfeit merchandise was seized by law enforcement around the country this month. John Morton, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), reveale  more

Iran Withdraws Bid for Seat on U.N. Human Rights Council
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- B'nai B'rith International issued the following news release: Iran has reportedly withdrawn its bid, in advance of May 13 elections, for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. Days earlier, B'nai B'rith International wrote to members of the United Nations General Assembly, urging them to vote against Iran's quest for a seat on the council. President Dennis W. Glick and Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin wrote: "We strongly maintain that the election of   more

Iraqi Air Force Marks 79th Anniversary
BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 24 -- The Unites States Forces - Iraq issued the following news release: The Iraqi air force celebrated its 79th birthday on National Iraqi Air Force Day with a ceremony in the new hangar at New Al Muthana Air Base here Thursday. Against the backdrop of an Iraqi air force C-130, Iraqi Minister of Defense, Abd Al-Qadir spoke to about two hundred attendees who were treated to a flyover of four advanced T-6 training aircraft as well as a number of static displays of curre  more

Iraqi Army, Federal Police Lead Joint Operation
BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 24 -- The Unites States Forces - Iraq issued the following news release: Soldiers from 3/69 Armor Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, recently played a key advise and assist role in Operation Stalking Wolf, the largest joint operation led by Iraqi Security Forces to date. The U.S. forces performed an outer cordon for the operation, which was conducted in the early morning hours of April 17 in Islah, Gumaryah and Shiek Saad. "We were ther  more

ISM Announces Recipients of Supply Management Scholarships
TEMPE, Ariz., April 25 -- The Institute for Supply Management issued the following news release: Seven students, representing six leading universities, are recipients of 2010 R. Gene Richter Scholarships awarded by the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation and the ISM R. Gene Richter Scholarship Fund. Now in its seventh year, the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program is the largest nationally recognized scholarship program in the field of supply chain management. Winners were recognized Ap  more

ISM Honors Affiliate of the Year
TEMPE, Ariz., April 26 -- The Institute for Supply Management issued the following news release: Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has awarded NAPM-Houston, Inc. the prestigious Affiliate of the Year Award. ISM officially recognized affiliate excellence today at a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast during its 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in San Diego. Affiliate Excellence Awards recognize ISM affiliates that demonstrate an awareness and dist  more

ISM Names Persons of the Year
TEMPE, Ariz., April 26 -- The Institute for Supply Management issued the following news release: Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has announced its Persons of the Year Awards, honoring those who have made significant contributions to ISM and the supply management profession. Winners were recognized at an appreciation breakfast today during ISM's 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, in San Diego. Persons of the Year Awards recognize excellence in  more

ISM's Materials Management Groups Receives Excellence Award
TEMPE, Ariz., April 26 -- The Institute for Supply Management issued the following news release: Institute for Supply Management (ISM) today honored its Materials Management Group as 2009 Group or Forum of the Year. ISM officially recognized Group and Forum excellence at a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast during its 95th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in San Diego. Materials Management Group Chair Karl Harward, MBA, says the honor represents a cul  more

It's in the Bag: Macy's is Coming to Palmdale
PALMDALE, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Palmdale issued the following news release: Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford announced today at a press conference that Macy's, Inc. will open a Macy's store in the Antelope Valley Mall in Palmdale in fall 2010. "It's in the bag," said Ledford. "Macy's is coming to Palmdale. We're all thrilled and relieved to finally have the opportunity to make this long awaited announcement." The one-level, 110,000-square-foot Macy's in the Antelope Valley Mall will  more

Italian Navy, Air Force Officials Visit F-35 Training Wing
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., April 26 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news by Ashley M. Wright, Team Eglin Public Affairs: Representatives from the Italian air force and navy visited the 33rd Fighter Wing recently in an effort to check the progress of the first F-35 integrated training center and learn more about this new coalition venture. "Things are moving, and this program is becoming real," said Rear Admiral Paolo Treu, director of Naval Av  more

Jazz and Campus Community Bands to Perform April 30
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa, April 24 -- Dordt College issued the following news release: The Dordt College Campus Community Band and Jazz Band will present a concert Friday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. The Campus Community Band is directed by Bradley Miedema. They will be performing works by Cacavas, Curnow, Brahms, and a medley of highlights from the musical Les Miserables arranged by Warren Barker. The Jazz Band is directed by Scott Olson. Their portion of the program   more

Jazz Program Presents Final Concert of the Year
PITTSBURG, April 26 -- Pittsburg State University issued the following news release: The Pittsburg State University Jazz program will present its final jazz performance of the 2009-2010 school year at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, in Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium. The concert is free and includes classics like Buddy Rich's "Channel One Suite" and "Norwegian Wood" plus Pat Metheny's "Minuano" and works by Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Horace Silver, Gordon Goodwin and Thad Jones. Jaz  more

Jefferson Partners with Johns Hopkins University to Offer 'Engineering Innovation' Workshop for High School Students
JEFFERSON, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York's Jefferson Community College issued the following news release: Through a partnership with Johns Hopkins University, Jefferson Community College is pleased to offer a unique and invaluable summer learning experience for motivated high school students--Engineering Innovation. Engineering Innovation was adapted by The Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering from a freshman engineering course to a four-week summer  more

John Leguizamo to Host the 2010 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The National Endowment for the Arts issued the following news release: John Leguizamo will join NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman and President of The Poetry Foundation John Barr to host the national finals of the 2010 Poetry Out Loud Competition at Lisner Auditorium on the George Washington University Campus, 730 21st Street NW, in Washington, DC. No tickets or reservations are required. John Leguizamo began his career as a stand-up comic in the New York night club circ  more

Johnson Announces $120,000 for Housing Assistance in Brookings
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced today that the Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership will receive $120,000 from the Housing Assistance Council (HAC). The funding is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), which decreases the cost of homeownership by assisting low and moderate-income families with building the  more

Joint Warrior 10-1 Wraps Up, Highlights Multinational Relationships
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news release: Exercise Joint Warrior 10-1 concluded April 23, culminating with a visit by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 24 to the Brazilian Navy frigate Independencia (F44). The exercise, a United Kingdom-led, semi-annual event that encompasses multiwarfare exercises, presents a unique opportunity for the U.S. Navy to train alongside naval personnel from various countries, with this year's participants including Belgium, B  more

Jones Supports Arizona Anti-Illegal Immigration Law
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Today U.S. Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) expressed his support for Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law. The "Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act", which Governor Jan Brewer signed into law last Friday, gives Arizona law enforcement important tools to help fight illegal immigration. State lawmakers believe this legislation will help reign in a rising tide of violen  more

Jordan Staff in Morrow County Tuesday
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio (4th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Jim Jordan's (R-Urbana) staff will be in Mt. Gilead on Tuesday, April 27. Fred Shimp, Rep. Jordan's District Director, will be available to meet with constituents from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM in the Commissioner's Hearing Room, located at 80 N. Walnut Street.  more

Journalism Program Begins in Fall 2010
SCRANTON, Pa., April 26 -- Marywood University issued the following news release: Beginning in fall 2010, Marywood will be offering an undergraduate degree program in journalism as part of its Communication Arts Department. The degree will focus on broadcast journalism and emerging electronic social media and social networking systems. Students will also explore ethics and journalistic principles. Students in the program will take core courses within the Communication Arts Department, as well  more

Justice Department Announces Agreement Protecting the Rights of Lakota-Speaking Voters in Shannon County, S.D.
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: The Justice Department announced today an agreement with Shannon County, S.D., to ensure compliance with provisions of the Voting Rights Act that require the county to provide election materials and information in Lakota to Lakota-speaking American Indian voters, and to ensure compliance with certain provisions of the Help America Vote Act. "The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy, and la  more

K-State at Salina to Offer Summer Camps Focusing on Aviation, Technology, Sports, College Life
SALINA, Kan., April 26 -- Kansas State University at Salina issued the following news release: Parents looking for summer activities to keep their children engaged mentally and physically need look no further than a Kansas State University at Salina summer camp. Salina area youth aged 7-18 can find a camp to suit their interests for a week this summer. Camp themes include aviation, technology, sports, and college life. Discounts are available if enrolling in multiple camps. Aviation Fix  more

K-State Implementing New Alcohol Education Program for Students in Fall 2010; Parents Can Participate, Too
MANHATTAN, Kan., April 26 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Beginning with the fall 2010 semester, Kansas State University will require most newly enrolled students to complete an online alcohol education program. K-State is implementing AlcoholEdu for College. The nationally recognized, Web-based alcohol education program will be mandatory for all newly enrolled, degree-seeking students on K-State's Manhattan and Salina campuses who are age 21 or under on the f  more

K-State's Chapter of Mortar Board Selects New Members for 2010-2011
MANHATTAN, Kan., April 27 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Kansas State University's chapter of Mortar Board National Senior College Honor Society recently selected new members for the 2010-2011 school year. Members are selected in the spring semester of their junior year based on their exemplary service, scholarship and leadership. They also must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Mortar Board members are dedicated to providing service to the K-State c  more

K-State's Sophomore Leadership Honorary, Silver Key, Selects Members for 2010-2011
MANHATTAN, Kan., April 26 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Kansas State University's sophomore leadership honorary, Silver Key, has news members for the 2010-2011 school year. To be eligible for Silver Key, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average. The new initiates also had to be 2009 high school graduates and currently in their freshman year at K-State. Silver Key provides service to the K-State campus and the surrounding Manhattan community. Mem  more

Kean, Rible & Angelini Statement on Soldier from Brielle Who Died in Afghanistan
TRENTON, N.J., April 26 -- The New Jersey State Senate Republicans issued the following news release: Senator Sean Kean and Assembly members Dave Rible and Mary Pat Angelini released the following statement today regarding news that an Army soldier from Brielle was killed in Afghanistan: "We are deeply saddened to hear that Army Sgt. Ronald Alan Kubik of Brielle has lost his life while bravely defending our country during his deployment in Afghanistan. The sacrifice he made for our freedom  more

Keene State Students Present Research at New England Research Symposium
KEENE, N.H., April 27 -- Keene State College issued the following news release: Fourteen Keene State College students presented at the 2010 Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium (NURDS) at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, on April 17 and 18. The student-organized conference, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is the only regional science symposium in New England that features undergraduate research. Open to undergraduate students   more

Keller Earns ACCAC Division I Baseball Pitcher of the Week Honors Again Jim Howell
YUMA, Ariz., April 26 -- Arizona Western College issued the following news release: Arizona Western College is proud to announce that AWC Baseball player Tim Keller has been named the ACCAC Division I Baseball Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 25th. It's the second time this season that Keller has earned the award, and it's the first time that a Matador Baseball player has ever won the award twice in the same season. The announcement comes just six days after Keller helped the Mat  more

Kerry on Republican Blockage of Wall Street Reform
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., issued the following news release: Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Finance and Commerce Committees, tonight released a statement after Senate Republicans blocked an effort to reform Wall Street and prevent the next economic crisis: "This is not a good moment for the United States Senate. It's been nearly two years since the Wall Street meltdown and still the Republicans are blocking reforms to end the p  more

Kerry, Brown, Mcgovern Announce Worcester Fire Department to Receive $2.2 Million
BOSTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., issued the following news release: Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, together with Congressman James McGovern today announced that the Worcester Fire Department will receive $2,227,378 as part of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The federal funding will enable departments to increase the number of trained, "front line" firefighters that are available in our communities. The Worcester  more

King: Arizona Fills Void Left By DHS
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa (5th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Steve King (R-IA), the Ranking Member on the House Immigration Subcommittee, today made the following statement regarding Arizona's recently passed law that requires proof of legal status and empowers state and local law enforcement officials to enforce immigration law. "Under Secretary Janet Napolitano, the Department of Homeland Security has allowed law enforcement officials to ignore  more

Kingston Tours Information Handling Services
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) visited parts of Georgia that were once a part of his district on Friday as he toured and visited Information Handling Systems (IHS) in Warner Robins. IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. "IHS provides an invaluable service all the way from local governm  more

Kohl Applauds DOL for Upcoming Action on Target Date Funds
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the following news release: Today U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, applauded the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for announcing its intent to make additional information available to employers charged with evaluating and selecting target date retirement funds on behalf of their employees. Target date funds, sometimes called lifecycle funds, are a type of mutual fund that is sup  more

KU to Honor Outstanding Graduate Students, Faculty Mentors April 27
LAWRENCE, Kan., April 26 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: More than 40 outstanding graduate students at the University of Kansas will be recognized at the annual Graduate Awards Ceremony, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Kansas Room in the Kansas Union. In addition, two faculty members will be cited for their work as mentors to graduate students. A reception will follow in the Malott Room. "It is important to close out the academic year wi  more

Kucinich Fights for NASA Glenn Research Center and Fairview Park
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, D-Ohio (10th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) recently sent a letter to the Acting Director of Glenn Research Center (NASA Glenn), Ramon Lugo, III, thanking him for agreeing to meet to discuss issues concerning NASA Glenn and Ohio's Tenth Congressional District. "Among issues of great importance is the status of local communities which host NASA Glenn, including Fairview Park where Buildings 500 and  more

La Vonne I. Neal Named Dean of NIU College of Education
DEKALB, Ill., April 26 -- Northern Illinois University issued the following news release: An educator whose background includes world-class accomplishment in track and field, military intelligence for the U.S. Army and management roles inside Fortune 500 companies is the new dean of the Northern Illinois University College of Education. La Vonne I. Neal, currently dean of the College of Education at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will assume the top job July 1 pending Boar  more

Larsen Calls on Senate to Act on Wall Street Reform Bill
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash. (2nd CD), issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) called on the Senate to move forward on a financial regulatory bill that will provide common-sense oversight of Big Banks and Wall Street in order to prevent another financial collapse. "Folks in Northwest Washington deserve financial security. I am disappointed that the Senate is delaying action to protect middle class families from the reckless beh  more

Las Vegas Municipal Court to Celebrate WIN Court Graduation
LAS VEGAS, April 26 -- The city of Las Vegas issued the following news release: One 35-year-old woman who has successfully completed the city of Las Vegas Women In Need Court will graduate during a ceremony at 10 am. on Tuesday, April 27, in Department 1 at the Regional Justice Center. The Honorable Cynthia Leung will preside. Women In Need (WIN) Court is a specialized program in the city of Las Vegas Municipal Court that is available to women who have at least three prior convictions for   more

Latino Education Advisory Council (LEAC) of Denver Public Schools 7th Annual Awards Ceremony
DENVER, April 26 -- The Denver Public Schools issued the following news release: The Latino Education Advisory Council will host its 7th Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at El Centro Su Teatro @ Denver Civic Theatre located at 721 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. The event will be held from 6:00 pm til 8:00 pm. The Latino Education Advisory Council will award students, educators, parents and community/business leaders, involved in the DPS Latino Community. In addition to reco  more

Laurel Receives its Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community Designation
LINCOLN, Neb., April 26 -- The Nebraska Department of Economic Development issued the following news release: Laurel is now Nebraska Economic Development Certified--the latest Nebraska community to successfully tackle the strenuous certification process. "Laurel really embraced the certification concept and what it will mean for the community in the long run," said Dan Koch, Nebraska Diplomats president. "I am excited about Laurel setting an example and leading the way for many more Nebra  more

Lautenberg: Wall Street Reform Needed to Protect Middle-Class Families and Consumers
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) released the following statement today after Republican Senators blocked debate on Wall Street reform legislation: "With tonight's vote to block debate, Republicans appear to be carrying out a plan they hatched in closed-door meetings with Wall Street executives. Instead of providing middle-class Americans with increased consumer protections, Re  more

Lawsuit to Be Launched to Protect Endangered Species in Arizona and New Mexico National Forests
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 26 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: Today the Center for Biological Diversity formally notified the U.S. Forest Service that it will sue the agency for failing to protect endangered species in Arizona and New Mexico national forests, where it continues to approve projects that destroy endangered species habitat without carrying out legally required monitoring of the species and their habitat. The lawsuit will involve at least n  more

LCCC's Smith Wins Broke by Sunset Competition
STERLING, Colo., April 26 -- Northeastern Junior College issued the following news release: Matt Smith, a sophomore student in Laramie County Community College's (LCCC) equine management program in Cheyenne was named the winner of the fifth annual Broke By Sunset competition held this weekend in Sterling. The contest, which matches equine management students with green, two year old colts, determines which student can do the most with the unbroken horse in the designated time--about six hours  more

Leadership Training to Minority Women
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Minority Affairs: The Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Salman Khurshid, has informed the Rajya Sabha that a scheme for leadership training to minority women was recently launched. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the House today, Shri Khurshid said that during the 11th Five Year Plan period the total number of women to be trained is 1.828 lakh. The details th  more

Leading Emerging Market Banks Stress Potential of Damaging Unintended Consequences of New Global Financial Regulations for Economic Development
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The Institute of International Finance issued the following news release: "Strengthening the contribution that banking systems can make to development in the emerging market countries is a key priority today. This objective should not be undermined by any unintended consequences of applying new global regulatory proposals in countries where robust requirements are already in place and where banking systems have generally performed well during the recent global crisis,"  more

Legislative Update: Preserving the Tradition of Fishing
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark. (4th CD), issued the following statement: We are fortunate to live in a state that offers so many remarkable opportunities for outdoor activities. From our stunning rivers and lakes to our beautiful forests, we have some of the most diverse land in the country. Not only do these lands allow us to spend valuable hours with friends and family, outdoor activities are also a significant source of revenue for our local economies and important to our  more

Let's Move Forward on Wall Street Reform
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., issued the following news release: Senator Warner spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon and urged his colleagues to vote in favor of moving forward to debate and amend Wall Street reform legislation. Senator Warner recounted the months of bipartisan collaboration and countless hearings that went into the proposal, and urged his colleagues to "get through the procedural wrangling" in order to "set financial rules of the road   more

Levinson Appoints Joseph Bondiskey as Warden
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 26 -- Atlantic County issued the following press release: County Executive Dennis Levinson has announced the appointment of Joseph Bondiskey of Egg Harbor City as warden of the Atlantic County Justice Facility in Mays Landing. Bondiskey fills the vacancy left by Sean Thomas who resigned earlier this year. Bondiskey is a former county corrections captain with 20 years of experience in adult detention, including over 12 years in supervisory positions. He earned an   more

Lincoln Bill Will Reduce Medicare Inequities Currently Facing Breast Care Patients
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) has introduced legislation to improve the Medicare program and reduce inequities currently facing women who undergo mastectomies for breast cancer. The Custom Fabricated Breast Prosthetics Act of 2010 (S. 3255) would expressly provide coverage under Medicare for custom fabricated breast prostheses, which allows for a lower-cost alternative to reconstruct  more

LoBiondo Announces Open Application Period for Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, R-N.J. (2nd CD), issued the following news release: After hosting a fire grant workshop for 2nd Congressional District fire and rescue departments earlier this year, U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today announced the open period for local fire and rescue departments to apply for federal funding under the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP). The application period began this week and will  more

Lower Kickapoo Wildlife & Farming Heritage Area Proposed
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The state Department of Natural Resources is hosting two open house meetings in May, at Steuben in Crawford County, to solicit public comment on the proposed Lower Kickapoo Wildlife and Farming Heritage Area. The project would mix protected conservation lands with privately-owned farms to provide lasting benefits for the area. Project goals include: * Protecting the prairies, wood  more

Lower Wages, Lack of Job Opportunities Means more Americans Delaying 'Adulthood'
CORVALLIS, Ore., April 26 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Despite living in an age of iPads and hybrid cars, young Americans are more like the young adults of the early 1900s than the baby boom generation: They are living at home longer, are financially insecure and are making lower wages. Indeed, a new study points out that a 22-year-old of today might have much more in common with his or her grandfather or great-grandfather than their own parents, although t  more

Luetkemeyer: President Should Discuss Real Impacts of Cap-and-Tax on Small Business, Farms
COLUMBIA, Mo., April 26 -- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo. (9th CD), issued the following news release: As a longtime opponent of the President's national energy tax, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) today said he was hopeful the President this week would address the serious concerns of family farmers and small businesses in the 9th District about the the devastating impacts of higher energy costs associated with his Administration's cap-and-trade legislation. The President is scheduled to   more

Lugar Names IMSTEA as Lugar Energy Patriot
WASHINGTON, April 24 -- The office of Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., issued the following news release: On Sunday, April 25, U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar will present the Indiana Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Alliance (IMSTEA) a Lugar Energy Patriot award. Since its inception in 1990, IMSTEA has worked with teachers across Indiana through conventions, education programs and lectures to enhance students' lives in the areas of mathematics, science and technology. Currently, IMST  more

Luna County Extension Offering ICAN Classes in May
LAS CRUCES, N.M., April 26 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news by Mark Cramer: The Luna County Extension Office is serving up a series of classes in May to help limited-resource residents say ICAN. The Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition program (ICAN) is a service of the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service that provides hands-on, needs-based education in the areas of healthy food choices, food preparation, food safety and food resource management. IC  more

Machinists in Houston Rally to Save Space Program Jobs
UPPER MARLBORO, Md., April 25 -- International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers issued the following news release: The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) held a rally today at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel and urged hundreds of supporters of the U.S. manned space program to send a message that could be heard all the way back in Washington, D.C. "It's time to let Congress know that American astronauts deserve better than a heavily outsourc  more

Mack Announces 6th Annual Service Academy Day
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla. (14th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Connie Mack (FL-14) today announced that he will host his sixth annual Service Academy Day Seminar on Saturday, May 1, 2010. The Service Academy Day Seminar is designed for students and their parents who are interested in attending one of the nation's service academies. The seminar is a unique opportunity for students and parents to meet with representatives of the U.S service academi  more

Major Revisions in No Child Left Behind Law Recommended
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The RAND Corporation issued the following news release: Congress and the Obama administration should use the upcoming reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 to promote more consistent and rigorous academic standards across states, as well as more consistent and relevant teacher qualification requirements, according to a new RAND Corporation report. (http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG977/) The report finds that the flexibility provided for in the  more

Making Connections at the Smithsonian Institution's Fourth Annual Garden Fest
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following news release: The theme of this year's fourth annual Garden Fest will be "Making Connections" featuring a variety of family-friendly activities for children and adults. The free festival will be held Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Enid A. Haupt Garden, a 4-acre public rooftop garden between the Smithsonian Castle and Independence Avenue. This year's Garden Fest will highlight the important contribution  more

Malone: Education Budget Hearing Uneducational
TRENTON, N.J., April 26 -- The New Jersey Assembly Republicans issued the following news release: Assembly Republican Budget Office Joe Malone, R-Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean, issued the following statement in response to today's budget hearing on the Department of Education: "This hearing was a nightmare. We wasted hours debating senseless proposals to raise taxes on people who cannot afford them and irrelevant tangents on policies considered 15 years ago by Jersey City instead   more

Martha Roby Announces Lowndes County Leadership Team
MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 26 -- The campaign of Martha Roby, a Republican running for election in Alabama's 2nd Congressional District, issued the following campaign news: The Martha Roby for Congress campaign announced today that Joe and Laura Ward will serve as campaign co-chairs for Lowndes County. The Roby for Congress campaign is building a strong grassroots team in every county in the district, and county chairs will serve as the focal point of the organization. "We are committed   more

Marywood University Presents Masters Exhibition in Suraci Gallery
SCRANTON, Pa., April 26 -- Marywood University issued the following news release: Marywood University will display the Masters Exhibition May 1- June 25 in the Suraci Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts. Masters Exhibition features work by three graduate students; Nancy Engleman (painting), Deborah Hamburger (printmaking), and Ashlee LaPlant (painting). The opening reception will be on Saturday, May 1 from 5-7p.m. Nancy Engleman (West Pittston, PA) received her AAS in commercial art fr  more

Math and Computer Science Professor Co-Authors New Textbook
GOSHEN, Ind., April 26 -- Goshen College issued the following news by Chase Snyder: A new book, titled "Models of Conflict and Cooperation," and co-authored by Goshen College Math and Computer Science Professor David Housman, has been recently published by the American Mathematical Society (AMS). According to the AMS website, the book is a "comprehensive, introductory game theory text for general undergraduate students." Housman wrote it with Rick Gillman, professor of mathematics and compute  more

Math Team Scores in Competition
EDISON, N.J., April 26 -- Middlesex County College issued the following news release: The Middlesex County College Math Team took third place - first among all two-year colleges - in the Garden State Undergraduate Math Conference, sponsored by the Mathematics Association of America. This year's competition took place at Middlesex County College and featured 25 teams from colleges and universities in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Middlesex finished first among all New Jersey schools.   more

Mathematical Biology Seminar on April 27
NEWARK, N.J., April 26 -- New Jersey Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Chris Wiggins, PhD, a professor in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University, will discuss "Form, Function, and Information Processing in Stochastic Regulatory Networks" (http://web.njit.edu/~horacio/MathBioSeminar/Spring2010/Wiggins.html) at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series (http://web.njit.edu/~horacio/MathBioSeminar/schedule.html) on April 27 at 2:30  more

Maumelle Conservative Coalition
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 26 -- The campaign of Tim Griffin, a Republican running for election in Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District, issued the following campaign news: A great crowd arrived to listen to Tim at the Maumelle Conservative Coalition last night. The group is continuing to grow, and they are motivated to help elect a new conservative majority to Congress next year. Several supporters were in attendance, including Maj. Gen. William Page (USA, Ret.), the chairman of the Vete  more

May is Older Americans Month
NEWTON, N.J., April 26 -- Sussex County issued the following news release: May is Older Americans Month - a tradition dating back to 1963 to honor the legacies and ongoing contributions of older Americans and support them as they enter the next stage in life. This year's Older Americans Month theme - Age Strong! Live Long! - recognizes the diversity and vitality of today's older Americans, who span three generations. They have lived through wars and hard times, as well as periods of unprecede  more

Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Gibbs and Health Commissioner Farley Announce First Companies to Commit to National Salt Reduction Initiative
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The office of the New York City Mayor issued the following news release: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas A. Farley today announced the first 16 companies to formally commit to the National Salt Reduction Initiative - a public-private partnership created to reduce Americans' salt consumption by 20 percent over five years. New York City began coordinating this voluntary effort two year  more

Mayor Menino Announces New FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Hyde Park
BOSTON, April 26 -- The office of the Boston Mayor issued the following news release: Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would open a Disaster Recovery Center for residents impacted by flood related damage from last month's heavy rains. The Mayor sent a letter detailing available resources and aid to all constituents that have called the Mayor's 24-hour hotline seeking flooding assistance and encouraged residents to take advantage of ava  more

Mayor Seeks Applicants for Pocatello City Council
POCATELLO, Idaho, April 26 -- The city of Pocatello issued the following news release: Mayor Brian Blad is seeking applicants to fill Pocatello City Council Seat #2 being vacated by Brian Underwood. Mr. Underwood submitted his intent to resign effective May 3, 2010 to the Mayor and City Council last Thursday, April 22. As Mr. Underwood's resignation is mid-term, Mayor Blad will appoint a successor with confirmation by the City Council. Applications from interested individuals must be recei  more

MBT Arjun
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Defence: The decision on the further order of the MBT Arjun tanks would be based on the results of recently concluded comparative trials of MBT Arjun and T-90 tanks. Certain components of MBT Arjun are imported based on the indigenous design of their configurations. The other systems are indigenously designed and produced. This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Ant  more

McIntyre Calls for Spending Cuts
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C. (7th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre announced today that he has co-sponsored legislation that would require the federal government to cut non-defense and non-security spending by nearly 6%, saving the American taxpayers over $400 billion. The proposal, which will reinstate caps on federal discretionary spending, is a key component of the Blue Dog Blueprint for Fiscal Reform, a comprehensive plan to   more

MDCH to Post Informational Signs about Fish Consumption
LANSING, Mich., April 26 -- The Michigan Department of Community Health issued the following news release: On April 29, 2010, informational signs about fish consumption will be posted at many sites along the Detroit River that will help local anglers identify the fish that are safe to eat from the river, as well as which fish to avoid. Due to historic chemical contamination in the Detroit River, several fish - including catfish and carp - are unsafe to eat, especially for children and wome  more

Meacham Announces Launch of Twitter Account for Treasurer's Office
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 26 -- The Oklahoma State Treasurer issued the following news release: Oklahomans who want to follow the money and other news from the State Treasurer's Office can now do it on Twitter, State Treasurer Scott Meacham announced today. The treasurer's Twitter identity is OKTreasurer, Meacham said, which can be found at twitter.com/OKTreasurer. "In 140 characters or less, we will keep you up to date on activities in the Treasurer's Office," Meacham said, referring to the  more

Medical Laboratory Technology Entrance Exam Set for May 11
INA, Ill., April 26 -- Rend Lake College issued the following news release: Medical laboratory technicians are a crucial part of today's growing health care industry. Rend Lake College will hold an entrance exam for its Associate in Applied Science Degree program in this field at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 11. The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is employed in clinical laboratories of hospitals, clinics, physician's offices and other health care facilities. The MLT performs testing on bloo  more

MEGA Millios Jackpot Continues to Grow, Hits $191 Million
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 26 -- The California Lottery Commission issued the following news release: The California Lottery is excited to announce that, because no one matched all six numbers in Friday night's MEGA Millions draw, the jackpot for tomorrow night has grown to an incredible $191 million. And while no one was able to match all six numbers on Friday, one lucky California player was able to match five of six numbers, missing only the Mega number. That ticket, which is worth $542,  more

Mema Announces Donation, Volunteer Information to Help Tornado Victims
PEARL, Miss., April 26 -- The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Phones have been ringing off the hook at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency from individuals and non-profit organizations around the country wanting to know how they can help the victims of Saturday's devastating storm, which is now being classified as an EF-4 tornado. Visit MEMA's website, www.msema.org and click on the donation and volunteer links listed under "NEWS" to find  more

Memorial Day Observance Recognizes Fallen Soldiers
GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 26 -- The city of Gaithersburg issued the following news release: The City of Gaithersburg joins with the nation in honoring all who have given their lives in military service at a very special Memorial Day Observance on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Christman Park. The public is invited to join the Mayor, members of the City Council, City staff, and honored guests in a tribute to Gaithersburg's sons and daughters who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their cou  more

Memorial Lecture Focuses on 'Community College: the Hopeful Enterprise'
CORVALLIS, Ore., April 26 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Mary F.T. Spilde, the president of Lane Community College, is returning to her alma mater on May 7 when she gives the sixth-annual Charles Carpenter Memorial Lecture at Oregon State University. Spilde will speak on "Community College: The Hopeful Enterprise." After earning a law degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, she received a master's in adult education and a doctorate in post-secondar  more

Men's Lacrosse Team Wins Conference Championship
SAN MARCOS, Texas, April 26 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: The Texas State Men's Lacrosse team defeated the University of Texas on Sunday in the Lone Star Alliance Conference Championship game by a score of 12-10. The victory propelled the Bobcats to their first ever conference championship and earned the squad an automatic bid to the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association's National Tournament in Denver. Texas State controlled the tempo of the game holding a   more

Men's/Women's Track & Field: Teams Compete at Twilight Open
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., April 26 -- Rend Lake College issued the following news release: Rend Lake College finished first in the men's 400 meter relay and 100 meter dash, and women's pole vault at the weekend Twilight Open held by Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. RLC's 400 meter relay team finished first ahead of SIUE's team, which set a new school record of 41.45 in the event. RLC's relay team finished in 40.87. James Brown took first in the 100m (10.76) for Rend Lake. RLC's o  more

Menendez on Obstruction of Wall Street Reform: We Will Not Stop Fighting The Special Interests That Want to Kill The Bill
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., issued the following news release: Today, Republicans blocked the U.S. Senate from working on Wall Street reform legislation, voting unanimously against even beginning debate on the bill. Senate Republicans required the motion to proceed to the reform bill to garner 60 votes, and with all 41 Republicans voting "No," it was defeated 57-41. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), a member of the Banking Committee who has helped  more

Meredith Kivett '10 Receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to South Korea
CLINTON, N.Y., April 26 -- Hamilton College issued the following news release: Meredith Kivett '10, a candidate for May graduation, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea. She is a psychology and Hispanic studies major at Hamilton. A Dean's List student, Kivett is an English tutor for Project SHINE where she teaches local refugees. She received ESOL tutor certification in December and is also a peer language tutor in Spanish. Kivett is a member of Psi Ch  more

Meteorology Student Earns Fellowship to Present Paper in Paris
MELBOURNE, Fla., April 26 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Andre Pattantyus, a Florida Institute of Technology student working on a master's degree in meteorology, has earned a fellowship grant to cover expenses when he presents his scientific paper at a conference in Paris this June. Conference organizers awarded the fellowship. Pattantyus, from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., will deliver a paper on his research of boundary layer development as it relates to wind  more

MHC's Gudmundson Speaks on Costa Rica
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass., April 26 -- Mount Holyoke College issued the following news release: Professor Lowell Gudmundson's expertise on Central America was in demand at Harvard and UMass Amherst in recent weeks. On Friday, April 23, Lowell Gudmundson, professor of history and Latin American studies, spoke at Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies on "Costa Rica Turns Right: Political Realignments and the 2010 Election." On April 12, Gudmundson spoke at a r  more

Miami Speech Pathologist Arrested for Defrauding Medicaid Out of More Than $1 Million
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 26 -- The office of the Florida Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that a Miami-Dade County woman is in custody after she allegedly defrauded the Florida Medicaid program out of more than $1 million. Clara Canizares, a Miami speech pathologist, surrendered today after a warrant was issued for her arrest by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. An investigation by the Medicaid Fraud Contro  more

Michael Jackson Named Super Student at Student Support Services Annual Banquet
LAS VEGAS, April 26 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: The New Mexico Highlands University Office of Student Support Services recognized numerous outstanding students from the university at its annual awards banquet April 22. Michael Jackson received the Super Student Award, the highest honor Student Support Services confers. Jackson will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in media arts and a minor in marketing. He is a familiar face on campus as   more

Michigan Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison
HUNTINGTON, W. Va., April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia issued the following news release: A Michigan man was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers to 84 months in prison for stealing a firearm. Bobby Joe Thomason, 28, previously pleaded guilty in January 2010, admitting he stole a pistol from a residence in Fort Gay, Wayne County, West Virginia in August 2008. The investigation was jointly conducted by the Wayne County Sheriff  more

Middletown Property is Cleaned Under Ohio EPA's Voluntary Action Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Through the voluntary efforts of Ashland Inc., the former Unocal Facility in Middletown has been investigated, cleaned and is ready for redevelopment. Ohio EPA has issued a covenant not to sue for the 6.9-acre site located at 3431 Yankee Road. The covenant not to sue completes the company's participation in Ohio EPA's voluntary action program (VAP), where property owners take the initiat  more

Midland PBL Wins Big at State
FREMONT, Neb., April 25 -- Midland Lutheran College issued the following news by Brittney Zetocka, Vice President of Public Relations: The Midland Lutheran College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda competed at the State Leadership Conference held in Kearney, NE on April 2-3, 2010. While a few participants simply took some of the online tests to be submitted for scoring, some travelled to have more of an experience with the interactive testing offered and to gain the opportunity of networking with ot  more

Miller to Deliver Lectures on Bioethics at Texas State
SAN MARCOS, Texas, April 26 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: Jessica Miller, a professor of philosophy and a clinical bioethicist at the University of Maine, will deliver two lectures on bioethics Tuesday, April 27, on the campus of Texas State University-San Marcos. Miller will speak on the topic "Feminist Bioethics: What it is and why it matters" at 12:30 p.m. in Room 132 of the Psychology Building. She will speak on "How the new brain science is changing t  more

Miller: Congress Must Act Now to Protect the Great Lakes
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich. (10th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congresswoman Candice Miller (MI-10) today urged Congress to quickly act to stop the spread of Asian carp and keep the Great Lakes from being threatened by this invasive species. Congresswoman Miller is a cosponsor of the Carp Act (H.R. 4472) which will designate the immediate closure of certain Chicago-area locks and develop permanent solutions to stopping the spread of Asian carp. "  more

Milligan Announces Juried Art Exhibit Awards
MILLIGAN, Tenn., April 26 -- Milligan College issued the following news release: Eleven Milligan College students received awards for their art and photography during the college's 2010 Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, is on display in Milligan's Art Gallery, located in the lower level of Derthick Hall, through Saturday, May 1. Students honored with awards of excellence include Kelsey Ellis, a sophomore from Bristol, Tenn.; Holly English, a freshman  more

Minnesota GOP: Republican Party of Minnesota Statement on Kelliher Endorsement
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 25 -- The Minnesota Republican Party issued the following news release: Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Tony Sutton today issued the following statement regarding the DFL Party endorsement of Margaret Anderson Kelliher. "Given her votes for higher taxes on income, gasoline, and sales, it is clear Minnesota cannot afford Margaret Anderson Kelliher as governor. Kelliher's support for new tax increases and runaway spending will cause her candidacy to fall flat   more

Minnesota GOP: With Pledge to Raise Taxes, Kelliher Kicks Off DFL Disunity Tour
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 26 -- The Minnesota Republican Party issued the following news release: Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Tony Sutton today issued the following statement regarding Margaret Anderson Kelliher's campaign stops today in Bloomington, Mankato, Rochester, and Moorhead. "Margaret Anderson Kelliher isn't fooling anyone with today's so-called 'unity tour.' The fact is the DFL Party remains bitterly divided as Kelliher now faces a lengthy and costly primary challenge fr  more

Mission Man Pleads Not Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
PIERRE, S.D., April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota issued the following news release: United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Henry Shields Him, Jr., a/k/a Hank Shields Him, age 59, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2010, for Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Unregistered Firearm, and Possession of Firearm U  more

Missouri to Receive Federal Matching Funds for Electronic Health Record Incentives Program
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) issued the following news release: In another key step to further states' role in developing a robust U.S. health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that Missouri's Medicaid program will receive federal matching funds for state planning activities necessary to i  more

Modesto Police are Investigating an Early Morning Assault of a 25 Year Old Female and Sexual Assualt of 20 Year Old Female
MODESTO, Calif., April 25 -- The city of Modesto issued the following news release: Modesto Police are investigating the attempted murder of a 25-year old female and sexual assault of a 20-year old female. The assault was committed by four young men in downtown Modesto. The incident occurred as the downtown nightclubs were closing. On Sunday April 25, 2010, a Modesto Police officer was monitoring the downtown surveillance cameras in the Modesto's Downtown Entertainment District (DED). Thi  more

MONTAGE Plays Host to Representatives from 14 Countries
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 26 -- The National Tour Association issued the following news release: Even ash plumes from Iceland's active volcano couldn't put a damper on NTA's newest event, MONTAGE, held April 14-17 in Seville, Spain. The 150 travel industry professionals from 14 countries joined forces to create four days of unforgettable business meetings and partnership. "MONTAGE truly captured the essence of what NTA provides its members-collaboration with a diverse group of NTA colleagues t  more

Montgomery Business Development Corporation Announced Today With Combined Private Business, Government Support
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 26 -- Montgomery County issued the following council news release: Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen, representatives of County Executive Isiah Leggett and leaders of some of the most prominent businesses located in the Washington area today announced a proposal to form a new Montgomery Business Development Corporation (MBDC) that will have the County's Department of Economic Development join with the influence of private businesses to promote business de  more

Montgomery County Clean Energy Purchase Catapults it to Fourth Largest Local Government Purchaser Nationwide; Also Ranks 22nd on EPA's National Top 50 List
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 26 -- Montgomery County issued the following news release: Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today announced that the Montgomery County Clean Energy Buyers Group, consisting of County jurisdictions and agencies, is now one of the largest green power purchasers in the nation after increasing its annual green power purchase to 161 million kilowatt-hours (kWh). The group increased its ranking to number four on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Top 20   more

More than 300 Students Exhibiting Projects at Creativity Expo; USDA Biologist to Give Keynote
FREDONIA, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York at Fredonia issued the following news release: Unique talents and innovative research efforts of a record 325 SUNY Fredonia students will take center stage Tuesday, April 27, at the Williams Center at the annual Research & Creativity Expo, which runs from noon 7 p.m. Now in its 12th year, the expo serves up an ever-growing variety of attractions. Among the offerings are oral presentations, displays, poetry readings, and poster  more

Most Young Women with Menopause-Like Condition Retain Store of Eggs
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' National Institutes of Health issued the following news release: Contrary to what researchers had previously believed, most young women and girls who experience a menopause-like condition called primary ovarian insufficiency still have immature eggs in their ovaries, according to a study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health. Primary ovarian insufficiency, or POI, results in a menopause-like condition year  more

Motor Vehicle Saturday Service Up and Running Union Town Center Office Only
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 26 -- EL Paso County issued the following news release: Although the official opening of Saturday motor vehicle registration services is scheduled for this coming Saturday, May 1st, the Union Town Center motor vehicle branch held a "soft opening" two days ago, on April 24th. To the surprise of the Motor Vehicle Department staff, forty-three customers showed up. "Our thought was to continue the training of new employees by our more experienced staff and at the sa  more

Mount Olive College and Craven Community College Partner to Enhance College Transfer
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C., April 26 -- Mount Olive College issued the following news release: Mount Olive College (MOC) and Craven Community College (CCC) have reached a partnership agreement that will enhance and expand options for community college students. The Mount Olive College Advantage (MOCA) allows associate degree graduates from Craven Community College to transfer seamlessly into the full range of bachelor degree programs at any of Mount Olive College's six locations in eastern North Carol  more

Move into May with PGCC's Exciting Cultural Events
LARGO, Md., April 26 -- Prince George's Community College issued the following news release: From theatre, art and opera, Prince George's Community College offers an array of exciting cultural events throughout the month of May. All events are free and open to the public. Theatre PGCC's Hallam Players will present their latest stage production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead beginning Friday, May 21st through Sunday May 23rd at 7:30 p.m. in the Queen Anne Building. The story fo  more

Movie Director Jodie Markell to Screen 'Teardrop' at Williams Festival Oct. 15-16
CLARKSDALE, Miss., April 26 -- Coahoma Community College issued the following news release: The 18th annual Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival honoring America's premiere playwright promises an exciting kickoff to the 2011 Williams Centennial Year with the presentation of director Jodie Markell screening her movie of the Williams screenplay, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond. Featured at the October 15-16, 2010, festival sponsored by Coahoma Community College, Miss Markell will spe  more

Museum of 20th Century Warfare to Open at Fort Harrison State Park on May 1
INDIANAPOLIS, April 26 -- The Indiana Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Museum of 20th Century Warfare will open on Saturday, May 1 with an Open House at 10:00a.m.at Building 711 in Fort Harrison State Park. The Museum of 20th Century Warfare is a nonprofit Museum dedicated to teaching military history and to honor American veterans during the Twentieth Century. The Museum volunteers have remodeled Building 711 at Fort Harrison State Park to preserve an  more

Music on the Move: Summer Music - Jazz and Piano Solo
GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 26 -- The city of Gaithersburg issued the following news release: Enjoy a beautiful summer concert in a unique format, with original jazz performed by the Perry Conticchio Quartet and introspective music by Armenian composers for solo piano performed by Naira Babayan. The concert takes place on Friday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, $22 for City of Gaithersburg residents. Please call 301-258-6394 for tickets. With concerts occurring simultaneously in the Arts  more

NAFCU to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee on H.R. 2695, The Credit Card Fair Fee Act
ARLINGTON, Va., April 26 -- The National Association of Federal Credit Unions issued the following news release: John Blum, vice president of operations for Chartway Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., will testify before the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), on behalf of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, April 28, in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141, at 10:00 a.m  more

NARUC President Taps McKinney to Lead Clean-Coal Subcommittee
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners issued the following news release: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President David Coen of Vermont selected Commissioner Jon McKinney of West Virginia to lead the Association's Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration. Commissioner McKinney replaces former subcommittee Chairman David Ziegner of Indiana, who was appointed co-Vice Chair of the Association's Committee on El  more

NASA Astronaut/TTU Alumnus Wilmore Returns for Spring Commencement Address
COOKEVILLE, Tenn., April 26 -- Tennessee Technological University issued the following news by Karen Lykins: More than 1,100 Tennessee Tech University graduates along with their families and friends will celebrate spring commencement with a speaker who is well versed in his "reach for the stars" address. NASA astronaut and TTU alumnus Barry Wilmore will provide the featured address at the ceremony that begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, in the Hooper Eblen Center. Wilmore has logged   more

NASA Selects Partners in Idaho, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Wyoming for 2010 Summer of Innovation
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- NASA issued the following news release: NASA is partnering with the Space Grant Consortia of Idaho, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Wyoming in the Summer of Innovation initiative to use the agency's out-of-this-world missions and technology programs to boost summer learning, particularly for students who are underrepresented and underperforming in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. "NASA is partnering with these states in a pilot program to add  more

NASA, EPA Extend Environmental And Earth Science Collaborations
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- NASA issued the following news release: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Monday to promote and continue collaboration between the two agencies in environmental and Earth sciences and applications. The signing ceremony took place at the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)2 in Washington. Following the ceremony, both administrators me  more

Natalie Wills to Leave Executive Director Position of Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau
WINCHESTER, Va., April 26 -- The city of Winchester issued the following announcement: The Winchester-Frederick County Tourism Board regretfully announces the departure of Natalie Wills, Executive Director of the Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Natalie has been an effervescent presence; her commitment to the community at large, exceptional. During the past seven years, Natalie has tirelessly "championed the cause" for tourism in the City of Winchester and in Fred  more

National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebrations Planned for May
DENVER, April 26 -- The Denver Public Schools issued the following news release: The month of May marks National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) and several organizations throughout Colorado have partnered to bring the newly created Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Project to four school districts throughout the state. Select schools from Denver Public Schools, Jefferson County Public Schools, Cherry Creek School District, and Adams 50 School District will play host to t  more

National Geographic Kids - May 2010
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- National Geographic issued the following news release: Secret Life of Sea Turtles (cover story) - National Geographic Kids travels to Shark Bay, Australia, where researchers use a specially designed camera to make new discoveries about endangered green sea turtles. Crittercam gives scientists a turtle's-eye view of the ocean and helps researchers discover why green turtles have cleaner shells than their barnacle-encrusted loggerhead cousins and provides new insight int  more

National Glass Association Unveils World-Class Educational Line-Up For GlassBuild America
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The National Glass Association issued the following news release: GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo has long been known as the most important annual gathering of glass industry professionals in North America, driven by the magnitude of its exhibit space, the technological advances unveiled each year, and the unparalleled opportunities it offers for peer-to-peer interaction and networking. GlassBuild America 2010, September 14-16, 2010 (http://www.mms  more

National River Regulation Authority
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Environment and Forests: The Central Government has constituted the Yamuna River Development Authority under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Delhi. The role of the Authority is to commission studies on different aspects of the development of the river, viz. hydrology, ecology, environmental pollution, sustainable use of the river front etc. to feed into the policy frame work;   more

Navy Participates in Youth Summit on Technology
BOWIE, Md., April 26 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news by Lt. j.g. Laura K. Stegherr: Several Navy volunteers participated in workshops and exhibits at the 13th Annual Patriots Technology Training Center Youth Summit on Technology at Bowie High School April 24. More than 400 Washington, D.C.-area middle and high school students attended the event, which brought together government and industry technology leaders to pique students' interest in pursuing a college education or career  more

Navy Region Hawaii Hosts Emergency Ops Incident Management Course
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, April 26 -- Navy Region Hawaii issued the following news by Dr. Philip Breeze, Commander, Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs: Commander Navy Region Hawaii (CNRH) hosted a mobile training team-delivered Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Emergency Operations Center Incident Management Team (EOC IMT) Course at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) April 13-16. Since its inception, CNIC has been involved with anti-t  more

Navy, Air Force Talk 'Joint Base' at Hickam Town Hall Meeting
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, April 26 -- Navy Region Hawaii issued the following news by Karen S. Spangler, Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs: Approximately 40 Air Force spouses received answers to their questions about joint basing for Hickam and Pearl Harbor at a town hall meeting hosted by Navy and Air Force leadership April 14 at Hickam Community Housing recreation center. Capt. Richard Kitchens, joint base commander (JBC) for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), presented the briefing. Co  more

Nearly 11,000 Miami Dade College Students Reach for the Stars on May
MIAMI, April 26 -- Miami-Dade Community College issued the following news release: Representing more than a hundred countries, nearly 11,000 Miami Dade College (MDC) students will receive college degrees at seven commencement ceremonies May 1. Graduates will hear from several renowned keynote speakers including President William Jefferson Clinton, United States Senator George LeMieux (R-FL), Honduras' President Porfirio Lobo Sosa, former Iowa United States Congressman and National Endowment f  more

Neighborhood Codes Enforcement Program on CTV
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 26 -- The city of Knoxville issued the following news release: During an average month the City of Knoxville's Neighborhood Codes Enforcement Division will receive nearly 1,000 requests for service ranging from complaints about overgrown lots and dilapidated buildings to abandoned cars and illegal dumping. During the same period of time the city will field roughly 1,000 questions from residents related to codes enforcement issues. That makes the Codes Enforcement Di  more

Neighborhood Survey Debuts on Monrovia City Website
MONROVIA, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Monrovia issued the following news release: A Thriving Neighborhoods Survey is now available to Monrovia residents on the City of Monrovia's website, enabling residents of the community to rate their neighborhood's strengths and weaknesses. The survey is available at www.CityofMonrovia.org. It asks that participants answer brief questions about their neighborhood in such areas as crime and safety, infrastructure maintenance, graffiti and shopping c  more

New 'ROCMOC' Keeps Missions Flowing at Angel Thunder 2010
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., April 26 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command issued the following news by Staff Sgt. Jake Richmond, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs: For the duration of Angel Thunder 2010, dozens of aircraft are on hand for multiple missions every day. Some of those aircraft are even being flown more strenuously during this two-week period than they would be in a real-world deployment. Lots of aircraft plus lots of missions equals a steady diet of aircraft maint  more

New Byways Passport Program Encourages Travelers to Explore Nebraska and Win Prizes
LINCOLN, Neb., April 26 -- The Nebraska Department of Economic Development issued the following news release: Nebraska travelers who get off the beaten path this summer will have a chance to take home more than memories after their summer vacation. The Nebraska's Byways Passport Program, created by the Department of Economic Development's Travel and Tourism Division, encourages travelers to explore one or more of the state's nine scenic byways and possibly win a prize. Twenty-seven attract  more

New Capacity Being Created for Storage of Food Grains
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution: Several steps are being taken to provide sufficient and safe storage space to prevent wastage of food grains during the ensuing procurement season. These include hiring of additional capacity of 28.54 lakh tonnes by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) during the period 1.4.2009 to 1.3.2010 and hiring of another 3.3 lakh tonne capacity from   more

New Drug May Treat Cystic Fibrosis, Other Diseases Caused by 'Nonsense Mutations,' Says UAB Researcher
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 26 -- The University of Alabama at Birmingham issued the following news release: Inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis can be caused by genetic "nonsense mutations" that disrupt the way human cells make proteins. David Bedwell, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Microbiology, says scientists are now closer to producing drugs that will fix this disruption and drastically improve treatment of genetic disease. Bedwell  more

New DUI Educational Curriculum Nears Implementation
HELENA, Mont., April 26 -- The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services issued the following news release: Training on a new educational curriculum aimed at reducing DUIs in Montana kicks off Monday, April 26 at 1 p.m. in Helena at the Holiday Inn. PRIME For Life, an evidence-based therapeutic educational program developed by the Prevention Research Institute, will now be the sole state curriculum used in Montana to treat DUI offenders. "This is a great step forward," s  more

New Exhibitions at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries, NWFSC Niceville
NICEVILLE, Fla., April 26 -- Northwest Florida State College issued the following news release: The Arts and Design Society 18th Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition and 2009 Best-in-Show Winner, Ed Chandler to be held May 2 through June 3, 2010. The Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach, Inc. presents the eighteenth Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition in the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center Galleries at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.  more

New Hampshire GOP: NHGOP Asks Lynch Administration to Turn Over Bodi Travel Records
CONCORD, N.H., April 26 -- The New Hampshire Republican Party issued the following news release: The New Hampshire Republican State Committee today filed a public records request with Governor John Lynch and the State Liquor Commission (SLC) asking for records regarding any out of state trips taken by Commissioner Mark Bodi. The request specifically asks for records regarding any of Commissioner Bodi's travel that may have been sponsored or funded by a liquor distributor, vendor or organizati  more

New Hampshire GOP: NHGOP Statement On Lynch's Desperate New Attack Ads
CONCORD, N.H., April 26 -- The New Hampshire Republican Party issued the following news release: New Hampshire Republican State Committee Communications Director Ryan Williams released the following statement today on Governor Lynch's desperate new attack ad. Governor Lynch and his allies began airing the dishonest ads on New Hampshire radio stations late last week: "It's not surprising that John Lynch and his political cronies have decided to kickoff his re-election campaign with a barra  more

New Legislation Takes Aim At Worker Misclassification
BETHESDA, Md., April 25 -- The National Electrical Contractors Association issued the following news release: A new bill to get tough on companies that misclassify employees as independent contractors was introduced Thursday in the Senate by Sen. Sherrod Brown (http://www.brown.senate.gov/) (D-OH) and in the House of Representatives by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (http://woolsey.house.gov/) (D-CA). The measure is a companion to the Taxpayer Responsibility, Accountability and Consistency Act (http://www  more

New Mexico State University Events April 30- May 7
LAS CRUCES, N.M., April 26 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news by Donyelle Kesler: The New Mexico State University Department of Agricultural Extension Education Graduate Student Organization will hold a dance at the Livestock Pavilion on campus from 8 p.m. to midnight April 30. The dance is open to the public. Admission is $5 for one and $8 for two at the door.The Yarborough Band will play and refreshments will be available. For more information contact Austen Moor  more

New Mexico to Host Inaugural Event for National Infant Immunization Week
LAS CRUCES, N.M., April 26 -- The New Mexico Department of Health issued the following news release: New Mexico First Lady Barbara Richardson and Secretary of Health Alfredo Vigil, MD will kick off National Infant Immunization Week at an inaugural ceremony and immunization conference in Las Cruces on April 26. National Infant Immunization Week is a national event that promotes immunizations for children. The inaugural ceremony and immunization conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.  more

New Mexico to Receive Federal Matching Funds for Electronic Health Record Incentives Program
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) issued the following news release: In another key step to further states' role in developing a robust U.S. health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that New Mexico's Medicaid program will receive federal matching funds for state planning activities necessary to  more

New Mexico's Ski Areas Enjoy Best Season in Nearly a Decade
SANTA FE, N.M., April 26 -- The New Mexico Department of Tourism issued the following news release: Ski New Mexico members not only experienced a 23-percent increase in skier days during the 2009-2010 season versus the 2008-2009 season: It was the most skier visits since the 2000-2001 season. Skier visits for the recently-completed season (April 18, 2010) were 964,793). "We were hoping to hit one million," said George Brooks, executive director of Ski New Mexico. "That would have been a g  more

New MHC Boathouse is Home Sweet Home
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass., April 26 -- Mount Holyoke College issued the following news release: The Mount Holyoke crew team finally has a home. State officials, community leaders, local residents, and members of the Mount Holyoke community joined together at noon Sunday, April 25, to celebrate the opening of a community boathouse that will provide a new home for Mount Holyoke College's rowing program and house a number of community-based programs. Richard Sullivan, commissioner of the state D  more

New Monitor Lizard Discovered in Indonesia
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Santa Barbara issued the following news release: A newly discovered species of monitor lizard, a close relative of the Komodo dragon, was reported in the journal Zootaxa this week by a professor at UC Santa Barbara and a researcher from Finland. Sam Sweet, a professor in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at UCSB, and Valter Weijola, a graduate student at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland, are th  more

New Music Groups to Present Works for Wrenches and Ensemble
FREDONIA, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York at Fredonia issued the following news release: Classical musicians come together from across the country to present music for the "wrenchophone", a percussion instrument invented by composer Paul Coleman consisting of 12 wrenches of different sizes. The Los Angeles-based ensemble "Out of Context" will join forces with the "Proper Glue Percussion Duo" of New York City. Composers Paul Coleman and David Plylar have developed a diver  more

New Online Resource Offers Guide to Health Reform Implementation
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued the following news release: The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today launched Health Reform GPS, a comprehensive Web portal that offers users the information and insights needed to cover, analyze and implement recently passed health reform legislation. Health Reform GPS will be a valuable resource for policymakers as well as journalists, researc  more

New Partnership Brings Childcare to WGTC Campus
WACO, Ga., April 26 -- West Georgia Technical College issued the following news release: West Georgia Technical College and Community Action for Improvement have entered an innovative agreement that will bring childcare back to the WGTC LaGrange Campus. CAFI will offer Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Fort Drive facility, serving children from six weeks to five years old. The childcare center, located across from the Callaway Conference and Testing Center on WGTC's East Camp  more

New Study Demonstrates Importance of Intellectual Property Rights to American Jobs and Competitiveness
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) today highlighted the findings of a recent report conducted by NDP Consulting that details the significant role of industries that depend on intellectual property (IP) in America's productivity and global competitiveness. The report (http://www.theglobalipcenter.com/reports/impact-innovation-and-role-ip-rights-us-productivity-compe  more

New Technique Shows Unprecedented Precision in Measuring Liquid-Solid Interaction
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 25 -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Wettability -- the degree to which a liquid either spreads out over a surface or forms into droplets -- is crucial to a wide variety of processes. It influences, for example, how easily a car's windshield fogs up, and also affects the functioning of advanced batteries and fuel-cell systems. Until now, the only way to quantify this important characteristic of a material's surface has been   more

New Tribal Policy
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs: Ministry of Tribal Affairs has formulated a draft National Tribal Policy in order to address the critical issues concerning tribals viz. lower Human Development Index, poor infrastructure, diminishing control over the natural resource base, persistent threats of eviction from their natural habitat, exclusion from mainstream society, inequality in distribution of wealth a  more

New York Power Authority Efforts To Protect Nesting Waterbird At Buffalo Harbor Recognized By National Hydropower Organization
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The New York Power Authority issued the following news release: Measures undertaken by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) in Buffalo Harbor in support of the nesting and breeding of common tern, a New York State-listed threatened bird species, were recognized Monday by the National Hydropower Association (NHA), which presented NYPA with its 2010 Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters Award (OSAW). The improvements, occurring in the spring of 2009, led to 550 new nes  more

New York Sources of Sustainable Biofuel Could Help Decrease Greenhouse Gas Pollution, Create Jobs, and Increase Energy Security
ALBANY, N.Y., April 26 -- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority issued the following news release: New York sources of biofuel made from wood, grass and other forms of biomass could reduce New York's gasoline consumption by as much as 16 percent of projected use in 2020 and play a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report issued today by Pace Law School's Energy and Climate Center. Produced at the recommendation of Governor David Pa  more

NewSouth Books Issues Limited-Edition Kathryn Tucker Windham Booklet for Alabama Book Festival
MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 26 -- New South Books issued the following news release: Call it a deliciously different catfish dish, or the expression of our enduring friendship with beloved author and storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham (http://www.newsouthbooks.com/bkpgs/detailauthor.php?author_id=1636). It's a signed and numbered limited-edition booklet titled Simon Went Fishing on a Sunday (http://www.newsouthbooks.com/bkpgs/detailtitle.php?isbn_solid=1603060529), which NewSouth produced on the   more

NFA Permanently Bars Houston Firm Commodity Futures & Options Service, Inc.; Sanctions Its Principal
CHICAGO, April 26 -- The National Futures Association issued the following news release: National Futures Association (NFA) has permanently barred from NFA membership Commodity Futures & Options Service, Inc. (http://www.nfa.futures.org/basicnet/Details.aspx?entityid=x8y6y1BZcA0%3d&rn=Y) (CF&O). CF&O is an Introducing Broker located in Houston, Texas. Bryan L. Wright, an associated person and principal of CF&O was also barred from NFA membership for a period of five years. Wright must pay a f  more

NGWA Offers Course, 'Principles of Groundwater: Flow, Transport, and Remediation'
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, April 26 -- The National Ground Water Association issued the following news release: The National Ground Water Association is offering the course, "Principles of Groundwater: Flow, Transport, and Remediation," June 8-10 at its headquarters in Westerville, Ohio. This three-day course examines the concepts, theories, and procedures in hydrogeology. Discussions address a range of issues including the movement and occurrence of groundwater, transmissivity, hydraulic head an  more

NIC Instructor/BPA Adviser Earns Recognition
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, April 26 -- North Idaho College issued the following news release: North Idaho College Computer Applications and Office Technology Instructor Kathie O'Brien, the adviser of the NIC chapter of Business Professionals of America, has been named to the national Business Professionals of America Hall of Fame. O'Brien will be honored at the BPA National Leadership Conference May 5-9 in Anaheim, Calif. O'Brien has worked at NIC since 2000. During that time, she was instr  more

NIH Funds UI Study on Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration
IOWA CITY, Iowa, April 26 -- The University of Iowa of issued the following news release: An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Iowa has been awarded a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI) to improve how doctors manage treatment for patients with the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Collectively, the different forms of AMD are the primary cause of blindness in the United States. The grant will be effective May 1. The   more

NIH Study Confirms Location of Stem Cells Near Cartilage-Rich Regions in Bones
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' National Institutes of Health issued the following news release: Working with mice, a team of researchers has pinpointed the location of bone generating stem cells in the spine, at the ends of shins, and in other bones. The team also has identified factors that control the stem cells' growth. The research was conducted at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. "Identifying the location of bone stem c  more

NJ's First Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno to Speak at NJIT Commencement
NEWARK, N.J., April 26 -- New Jersey Institute of Technology issued the following news release: The NJIT 2010 Commencement Ceremony (http://commencement.njit.edu/2010/) will be held Monday, May 17, 2010, at the Prudential Center, Newark from 9 a.m.-noon. During the ceremony, more than 2,000 honorary doctoral degrees and earned doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees will be conferred on the Class of 2010. New Jersey's first Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno (http://www.state.nj.us/govern  more

NJC has Pell Grants Available for Summer Semester
STERLING, Colo., April 26 -- Northeastern Junior College issued the following news release: Northeastern Junior College's office of financial aid announced this week that year-round Pell Grants are now available for the coming summer semester. This is quite different from prior summers when these awards were not available to students. This additional financial assistance is offered due to changes to the Federal Pell Grant Program.Students considering summer classes may want to use this n  more

NJIT Steel Bridge Team Sweeps Metro Regional Competition
NEWARK, N.J., April 26 -- New Jersey Institute of Technology issued the following news release: The ASCE Student Chapter at NJIT (http://asce.njit.edu/ASCE/Welcome.html) received first place in every competition that they entered at this weekend's 2010 Metropolitan Regional Conference held at FDU in Teaneck. Beginning on Friday evening, undergraduate civil engineering student Luz Zidziunas won the the Mead Technical Paper Competition (http://www.asce.org/Content.aspx?id=21564) for her paper "  more

NMSU Board of Regents to Meet May 7
LAS CRUCES, N.M., April 26 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news by Julie M. Hughes: The New Mexico State University Board of Regents will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, May 7, in the Regents Room of the Educational Services Center on the Las Cruces campus. A closed executive session will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, May 7, in Room 2 of the Educational Services Center on the Las Cruces campus. Personnel, real estate and legal matters may be discussed in accordance with sections 10  more

No Train Service On LIRR Long Beach Branch The Weekend Of Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority issued the following news release: Buses will replace train service for Long Island Rail Road customers traveling between Long Beach and Valley Stream the weekend of Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 as work continues on the construction of two new railroad bridges over Powell Creek and Hog Island Channel. The $24.5 million project, which is funded through the MTA Capital Budget and federal grants, will also req  more

Nominees for 2010 Mancini Awards
BEAVER FALLS, Pa., April 26 -- Geneva College issued the following news release: Nominees have been announced for the 2010 Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards, presented for outstanding accomplishment in High School musicals in Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties. Awards will be presented on May 12 in a ceremony at the Metheny Fieldhouse on Geneva College's campus in Beaver Falls, Pa. The nominees are: Outstanding Male in a Leading Role: Eddie Erwin Danny in Grease, Ambridge Area   more

Northwestern's 111th Spring Commencement Set for May 8
ALVA, Okla., April 26 -- Northwestern Oklahoma State University issued the following news by Erika Birk: The 111th spring commencement at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 8, at Ranger Field. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Percefull Fieldhouse. Tim Blodgett, a 1989 graduate, will deliver the commencement address. Blodgett has held the positions of president and CEO of Hometown Connections, the utility services subs  more

Norton Calls for Immediate Injunctive Relief from Arizona Law and Immigration Reform
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., issued the following news release: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that new Arizona law, aimed at identifying undocumented immigrants, "must not be modeled elsewhere and is so dangerously unconstitutional in recapturing long-discredited discriminatory laws that an injunction should be immediately sought and granted before more harm is done." Norton's D.C. Congressional Latino Council, months ago, reported their  more

Norton Wants CBC to Weigh, Not Rush to Support a Supreme Court Nominee, Considering CBC Priorities this Year
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., issued the following news release: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who handles Supreme Court and other federal court nominations for the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), today talked with CBC Chair Barbara Lee (D-CA) concerning Norton's recommendation as to how to proceed on the nomination to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Norton will recommend that the CBC refrain from making a nomin  more

Novel Nanoparticles Prevent Radiation Damage
BRONX, N.Y., April 26 -- Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine issued the following news release: Tiny, melanin-covered nanoparticles may protect bone marrow from the harmful effects of radiation therapy, according to scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University who successfully tested the strategy in mouse models. Infusing these particles into human patients may hold promise in the future. The research is described in the current issue of the Int  more

Now Hiring: Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center Auditorium & Ballroom Employees
CHALMETTE, La., April 25 -- St. Bernard Parish issued the following news release: St. Bernard Parish President Craig P. Taffaro, Jr. is proud to announce the upcoming reopening of the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center Auditorium. Applications for employment are being accepted for positions in both the Auditorium and Ballroom of the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center located at 8245 W. Judge Perez Dr in Chalmette. Areas of part time employment that are available include concession servers, barte  more

NRC to Hold Open House to Discuss 2009 Performance of Callaway Nuclear Plant
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold an open house in Fulton, Mo., on May 27, with representatives of AmerenUE, to discuss the agency's 2009 assessment of safety performance for the Callaway nuclear power plant. The open house will begin at 5 p.m. at the Burton Business Building, Classroom 6, William Woods University, One University Ave., in Fulton. At the open house, members of the  more

NROTC Viable, Financially Sound College Choice
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news by Cathy Kempf, Naval Service Training Command, Public Affairs: Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) is an excellent choice for college-bound students and those looking to serve their country as officers in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The NROTC program, overseen by Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., was established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally and physically a  more

NRSC: Democrat Hypocrisy Alert: Guess Who's The Real Party of Wall Street?
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following news release: As the Obama White House and Senate Democrats continue to demagogue the issue of Wall Street reform and engage in populist rhetoric, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) today released a new Web video, "Guess Who's The Real Party of Wall Street?" to highlight the reality of the Democrats' ties to Wall Street. CLICK HERE TO WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9d00XfnKp8   more

NTSB to Meet on US Airways 1549 Hudson River Accident
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The National Transportation Safety Board issued the following news release: The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting on May 4 on its investigation into the accident in which a US Airways jetliner came to rest in the Hudson River near New York City after a low-altitude encounter with a flock of birds. The purpose of the meeting will be to determine the probable cause of the accident and to consider proposed safety recommendations to r  more

NYC Program Students Visit Guggenheim
CLINTON, N.Y., April 26 -- Hamilton College issued the following news release: Students in the NYC Program visited the Guggenheim Museum where they were given a tour by a docent on March 31. The main exhibit, "Haunted," examines the ghostly nature of reproductions in recent art: photography, film and video. The group was pleased to discover six photographs in the exhibit by Spencer Finch '85. The pieces are titled "42 Minutes (After Kawabata)." He also has an installation on the High Line Wal  more

O'Scanlon: Governor Christie Proposing Historic Reform Amid Budget Crisis
TRENTON, N.J., April 26 -- The New Jersey Assembly Republicans issued the following news release: Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, R-Monmouth and Mercer, issued the following statement in response to today's hearing with the Department of Education: "Our state faces the nation's largest budget deficit that was further complicated by then-Governor Corzine's decision last year to spend all of our $1 billion in federal education stimulus funds at once. "Districts throughout the state are feel  more

Obama Expected to Sign VA Caregiver Bill
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The American Legion issued the following news release: Last week's 419-0 vote in the House was followed by a voice vote in the Senate that now sends S. 1963 - the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act - to President Obama's desk. He is expected to sign it into law before Memorial Day. Many of The American Legion's top legislative priorities are included in the measure, including improvements for women's services at VA health-care facilities, better sup  more

Officials Announce Candidate List for Basing of MC-12W Aircraft
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command issued the following news release: Air Force officials released their candidate list of basing locations April 23 for MC-12W aircraft. The list of candidate bases was approved by the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force and include: Altus Air Force Base, Okla.; Beale AFB, Calif.; Key Field Air Guard Station, Miss.; Langley AFB, Va.; Robins AFB, Ga.; Whiteman AFB, Mo. "The selection of this candidate list is the resul  more

Officials Announce Candidate List for Basing of MQ-1/9 Ground Control Stations
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command issued the following news release: Air Force officials released their basing criteria and candidate list April 23 for the basing of the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper ground control stations. The list of candidate bases was approved by the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force and includes: Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.; Langley AFB, Va.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; and Whiteman AFB, Mo. The basing criteria considered f  more

Ogden Nash Coffee House to Bring Local Musicians and Poets to the Gaithersburg Book Festival
GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 26 -- The city of Gaithersburg issued the following news release: The Gaithersburg Book Festival will give attendees an opportunity to take a step back in time, when coffee houses were the showcase for poetry readings and live music. The festival, scheduled for Saturday, May 15, will feature the Ogden Nash Coffee House, allowing festival goers a place to sit, relax and enjoy treats from Chloe's Coffee and Gallery while listening to inspirational poetry and original mu  more

Ohio Division of Forestry Seeks Public Input on Statewide Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26 -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Forestry has completed drafts of its Statewide Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy. The public is invited to review the draft documents and provide comments. The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 requires each state to develop a forest resource assessment and strategy to maintain eligibility for various federal fun  more

Ohio EPA Accepting Comments About Rumpke Draft Air Permit For New Pollution Control Equipment
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing regarding a draft air permit for a thermal oxidizer at Montauk Energy. The thermal oxidizer is located at the Rumpke Landfill, 10795 Hughes Road, Colerain Township. The hearing will be 6:30 p.m., May 27, 2010, at the Colerain Community and Senior Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Colerain Township. The new equipment would replace a  more

OITS Works All Night to Combat Nationwide Computer Glitch
TIFTON, Ga., April 26 -- Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College issued the following news release: ABAC fell prey to a nationwide computer virus on Wednesday that infected almost of the 700 computers on the campus. The virus was caused by a bad update file from the McAfee anti-virus program, which is installed on all ABAC computers. Dr. Chrystle Ross, Chief Information Officer at ABAC, said the virus inaccurately identified a core Windows file as infected, secluded it, and then shut down the  more

OJC Announces List of Graduates
LA JUNTA, Colo., April 26 -- Otero Junior College issued the following news release: Otero Junior College's 68th Annual Commencement ceremony will be held on on Saturday, May 1 starting at 10 a.m. in the McDivitt Center Gymnasium on the OJC campus. U.S. Congresswoman Betsy Markey will be the commencement speaker. Representative Betsy Markey is currently serving Colorado's Fourth Congressional District. A total of 538 students will be receiving Associate Degrees and/or Career and Technical   more

Oklahoma City University to Confer Degrees on 600 Students Judge Robert Henry to Give Undergraduate Address
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 26 -- Oklahoma City University issued the following news release: Oklahoma City University will celebrate spring commencement May 8, conferring bachelor's and master's degrees on more than 600 students. OCU will award two honorary doctorate degrees during graduation, one to retiring President Tom McDaniel and one to Church of the Servant Pastor Robert Gorrell. Incoming OCU President Judge Robert Henry will give the keynote address at the undergraduate commencement cere  more

Older Americans Day Celebration
BRANCHVILLE, N.J., April 26 -- Sussex County issued the following news release: Seniors are invited to participate in a fun-filled day in celebration of Older Americans Month on Friday, May 14, 2010, at Selective Insurance in Branchville, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. This special event includes a continental breakfast, opening ceremonies, informational displays, promotional give-a-ways, educational and life-enrichment programs, lunch and door prizes. Sessions this year include: "Friends for Lif  more

One-day Food Drive at Your Mailbox
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, April 26 -- The city of Grand Prairie issued the following news release: The National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with the United States Postal Service will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday, May 8, to help Grand Prairie families in need. Grand Prairie residents can help by placing their food donation at their mailbox for the letter carrier to pick up with the day's mail. Accepted food items include canned meats and fish, canned sou  more

Open Burning Ban is Lifted
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 26 -- The city of Lexington issued the following news release: With dry conditions in Lexington-Fayette County improving, the ban on open burning has been lifted. Open burning will again be allowed by permit. Burn permits will be issued as usual beginning 04/26//2010. Your patience is appreciated. If you have questions, please contact the Lexington Fire Marshal's Office at (859)231-5668.  more

Open House St. Bernard to be May 16
CHALMETTE, La., April 25 -- St. Bernard Parish issued the following news release: In conjunction with our ongoing Celebrate St. Bernard Festivities, Parish Government is organizing a St. Bernard Parish Open House Day sponsored in part by the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, May 16th from 1 to 4 p.m. on the St. Bernard Parish Complex grounds and Civic Center Grand Ball Room. We are inviting anyone who is interested in living, working or doing business in St. Bernard Parish. The ev  more

Open Letter to Bossier City Residents from Fire Chief Halphen and Police Chief Mcwilliams About Millage Renewal
BOSSIER CITY, La., April 26 -- The city of Bossier City issued the following news release: On May 1, Bossier City voters will be asked to decide on a measure that will have a direct impact on the men and women who are charged with keeping the citizens of Bossier City safe. On that day voters will be asked to renew a 6 mill property tax that will generate $3 million annually for police and fire department operations. We want to stress that this is not a new tax. It is a renewal and not in r  more

Open Registration for City's 'Strengthening Stepfamilies' Classes
PALMDALE, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Palmdale issued the following news release: The City of Palmdale's Families in Action program is accepting registrations for a 5-week course entitled "Strengthening Stepfamilies" to be held beginning Wednesday May 19 and running through June 16. "The 'Strengthening Stepfamilies' class deals with the confusions and struggles of reshaped families," said City of Palmdale Family Development Supervisor Kari Robertson. "It is designed to tackle the traum  more

Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness Releases 2009 Annual Report
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., April 26 -- Orange County issued the following news releases: The Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness has released its 2009 Annual Report highlighting progress toward achieving the goals of its Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. The Plan was adopted in 2007 and focuses on five main goals: Reduce Chronic Homelessness; Increase Employment; Prevent Homelessness; Increase Access to Services; and Increase Public Participation in Ending Homelessness. Major a  more

Oregon to Receive Federal Matching Funds for Electronic Health Record Incentives Program
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) issued the following news release: In another key step to further states' role in developing a robust U.S. health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that Oregon's Medicaid program will receive federal matching funds for state planning activities necessary to imp  more

Ornelas to Join NAB as Executive VP, Chief Strategy Officer
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The National Association of Broadcasters issued the following news release: NAB announced the hiring today of Christopher Ornelas as executive vice president and chief strategy officer. Ornelas, who will join NAB on May 10, will report to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. "Chris Ornelas is a proven leader for whom I have enormous respect," said Smith. "His deep understanding of Washington and telecommunications policy will serve radio and television broadcasters w  more

Otero Junior College Announces Top Graduates
LA JUNTA, Colo., April 26 -- Otero Junior College issued the following news release: Commencement ceremonies for the Otero Junior College class of 2010 will be held on Saturday, May 1 at 10 a.m. in the McDivitt Center Gymnasium on the OJC campus. The class of 2010 will include 538 graduates. During the morning ceremony, there will be 678 degrees and certificates conferred to graduates including: 104 associate of arts degrees; 53 associate of science degrees; 59 associate of applied science  more

OU Unveils New St.Clair2Oakland Concurrent Enrollment Program
ROCHESTER, Mich., April 26 -- Oakland University issued the following news release: Oakland University and St. Clair County Community College have announced a partnership for a joint admission, concurrent enrollment program that will provide a seamless higher education option for Blue Water Area residents. The partnership, called St.Clair2Oakland, or SC2O, was unveiled at a luncheon Monday, April 26, on the college's Port Huron campus. Announcing the program were university President Dr  more

Ouachita Hosts Baker and Humble in Senior Exhibit April 26-May 6
ARKADELPHIA, Ark., April 26 -- Ouachita Baptist University issued the following news by Tara Davidson: Ouachita Baptist University studio art majors Elizabeth Baker and Mitsuko Humble will combine forces to present their senior art exhibit April 26 through May 6 in Mabee Fine Arts Center's Hammons Gallery on Ouachita's campus. The exhibit will also feature work by senior art minors Kara Humble and Gabrielle Sanders. A closing reception will be held in the gallery May 3 at 5 p.m. Student ar  more

Ouachita Hosts Two Statewide Events for Educators
ARKADELPHIA, Ark., April 26 -- Ouachita Baptist University issued the following news by Rebecca Stone: Ouachita Baptist University recently hosted both the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) workshop as well as the Arkansas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (ArACTE) Spring Conference, two events held for educators statewide. The NCATE workshop, hosted by the Ouachita Teacher Education Program, was held April 8 in OBU's McClellan Hall and was fac  more

Outstanding Accolade for Tavistock Infants' School
EXETER, United Kingdom, April 26 -- The Devon County Council issued the following news release: A Tavistock infants' school is celebrating after receiving the highest possible judgement from education watchdog Ofsted. Following a visit from Ofsted in March, reporting inspector Alex Baxer described St Rumon's Infants as 'an outstanding school'. This was the first visit from inspectors since the 123-pupil infants' school federated with St Peter's Junior School in Tavistock, in 2008, and   more

Outstanding Student Achievements Highlight UMass Amherst Commencement May 14-15
AMHERST, Mass., April 26 -- The University of Massachusetts at Amherst issued the following news release: The University of Massachusetts Amherst will celebrate the outstanding leadership, service, talents and achievements of its finest students, and honor some of its most accomplished champions, during commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, May 14-15. Peking University President Zhou QiFeng, who earned master's and doctoral degrees in polymer science and engineering at UMass Amhe  more

Owens Community College Hosts Success Fest Week, April 27-30
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, April 26 -- Owens Community College issued the following news release: Area residents, businesses and students interested in taking college classes or starting a new career this summer are invited to attend Success Fest Week at Owens Community College, April 27-30. Summer Semester classes begin May 24 and June 1. For added convenience, the College's Toledo-area Campus and Arrowhead Park Learning Center will be open extra hours for Success Fest Week from 8 a.m. -   more

Owens Presses Appropriations Committee for Border Security Funding
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Bill Owens, D-N.Y. (23rd CD), issued the following news release: Last week, Congressman Bill Owens was joined by a bipartisan New York delegation as he pushed the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security to restore access to security funding for New York's northern border. In fiscal years 2008 and 2009, all twelve New York border counties were awarded grants under the Operation Stonegarden grant program. While  more

Owner of Home Health Care Agency in Orange Arrested for Allegedly Defrauding Medicaid of Nearly $5 Million
TRENTON, N.J., April 26 -- The New Jersey Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Paula T. Dow, Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor and Medicaid Inspector General Mark Anderson announced the arrest today of the owner of a home health care agency in Orange on charges he submitted a false application to become a Medicaid provider and fraudulently billed Medicaid for services that were never rendered or that were authorized with forged physician signatures. I  more

Padma Shri Presented to Prof. G.C. Pande
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Home Affairs: Prof. Govind Chandra Pande, recipient of Padma Shri award for the year 2010 could not attend the Awards Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on March 31, 2010 on account of personal reasons. In terms of extant guidelines in the matter, the decoration of the award to such awardees, residing at Delhi, who are not able to attend the ceremony, is to be delivered p  more

Palace Official Shares Comelec Doubts on Full Manual Parallel Count
MANILA, Philippines, April 24 -- The Republic of the Philippines issued the following news release: Malacanang Deputy Spokesperson Gary Olivar today stood behind Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Jose Melo who aired doubts over the need of a full manual parallel count for the May 10, 2010 voting being called by poll watchdog groups. "I will side with the Comelec on this one. I don't think the Comelec is in favor of a full (manual) parallel count. And I think, because Comelec is the   more

Paquito D'Rivera to Present World Premiere Honoring Cuban Opposition Movement
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The City University of New York Graduate Center issued the following news release: Paquito D'Rivera, the musician, conductor, and composer whose extraordinary career has influenced American music across Latin, jazz, and classical genres, will perform the world premiere of his new work Ladies in White in An Evening with Paquito D'Rivera at Elebash Recital Hall on May 3. It is the final concert in the Graduate Center's Concerts & Conversations music series. Ladies in   more

PATA CEO Gives Upbeat Report to AGM
BANGKOK, Thailand, April 25 -- Pacific Asia Travel Association issued the following news release: PATA CEO Greg Duffell has presented an upbeat report to the Association's 59th AGM in Kuching, Sarawak. Addressing members at the Borneo Convention Centre, Mr Duffell (pictured) said that cost saving measures in 2009 had helped to improve the Association's financial position. All PATA staff are now engaged in membership retention and recruitment and there were encouraging numbers of new member  more

Peace Corps Combats Malaria
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Peace Corps issued the following news release: Peace Corps volunteers are collaborating with host country government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), and local community members to raise awareness of malaria prevention techniques and help control the disease. Malaria is an infectious disease caused by a parasite (plasmodium) transmitted from human to human by the bite of infected female Anopheles mosquitoe  more

Penn College to Hold Commencement Ceremonies May 14-15
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., April 26 -- Pennsylvania College of Technology issued the following news release: Three commencement ceremonies - all at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport - will be held May 14-15 for more than 900 students who have petitioned to graduate from Pennsylvania College of Technology following the Spring 2010 semester. On Friday, May 14, at 3 p.m., a ceremony will be offered for students from the schools of Business and Computer Technologies, Hospitality, and Transpor  more

Penn College Welcomes New Employee
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., April 26 -- Pennsylvania College of Technology issued the following news release: PCToday continues its regular feature - welcoming new full-time and regular part-time Pennsylvania College of Technology employees, as reported by the Human Resources Office. Among the latest additions: * Lisa Hamm , Human Resources, effective April 26   more

Pennacchio Asks Senate President Sweeney to Post S-1854, UI Fund Reform Bill
TRENTON, N.J., April 26 -- The New Jersey State Senate Republicans issued the following news release: Senator Joe Pennacchio, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, asked Senate President Sweeney to post legislation, S-1854, which would reform the state UI Fund to prevent a $ 1 billion tax increase that will take effect July 1, 2010. The bill and the letter are attached. "There is great interest in both the Executive Branch and the Legislature in avoiding a $1 billion   more

Pennsylvania Girls' Research Projects on Energy Drinks and Migraines Expose Hidden Health Threats to Today's Teens, Earning Top Prizes in Nation's Leading Public Health Competition for High School Students
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued the following news release: Two high school girls from Pennsylvania today swept the top honors in the prestigious Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition, the nation's leading public health research competition for high school students. Their research on rising consumption of energy drinks among adolescents and underdiagnosed migraines in teenage girls puts a spotlight on little recognized health threats to today's teen p  more

Pennsylvania Makes Inroads into Reducing Child Obesity
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., April 26 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Pennsylvania school districts set goals and improved snacks and a la carte offerings to meet federal legislation for reducing childhood obesity, but opportunities for physical activity did not improve in most schools, according to Pennsylvania nutritional scientists. "Pennsylvania was one of the few states to collect and analyze plans to ensure that they addressed childhood obesity," said Ela  more

People With Depression Eat More Chocolate, a Mood Food
LA JOLLA, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following news by Kim Edwards: Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that women and men eat more chocolate as depressive symptoms increase, suggesting an association between mood and chocolate. Results of this paper, co-authored by Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at UCSD School of Medicine, will appear in the April 26 issue of Archives of   more

Periwinkle Plants Provide Ammunition in the War on Citrus Greening
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service issued the following news release: A team of scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center have turned an ornamental plant into a tool for combating a bacterial disease that threatens the world's citrus crop. Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) has proved to be an effective screening tool for treatments to control Huanglo  more

PESA Act
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Rural Development: Union Minister of Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P. Joshi today informed the Lok Sabha that under Section 4 (m) (ii) of the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 the Panchayats at the appropriate level and the Gram Sabha are endowed specifically, inter-alia, with the ownership of Minor Forest Produce (MFP). In reply to a written question the Minister said T  more

PGMA to Inaugurate Agusan Sur Jumbo Bridge
AGUSAN DEL SUR, Philippines, April 25 -- The Republic of the Philippines issued the following news release: President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will inaugurate tomorrow (Monday, April 26) the P78.9 million San Jose Vicente A. del Rosario Jumbo Bridge, a project intended to improve transportation means and spur the socio-economic development of this municipality and its neighboring towns. The Chief Executive will be welcomed by Agusan Del Sur Governor Maria Valentina Plaza, Veruela Mayor Sal  more

PGMA to Inspect Tawi Tawi Road Project
TAWI TAWI, Philippines, April 25 -- The Republic of the Philippines issued the following news release: President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will inspect tomorrow (April 26) the newly-nationalized circumferential road in this island whose conversion from a provincial road under Republic Act No. 4659 is expected to accelerate the P75 million road project. The President is the first Chief Executive of the country to visit this 6th class island-municipality--- one of 11 island towns of Tawi Tawi  more

PHCC Graduates Overcome Obstacles to Celebrate Success
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., April 26 -- Pasco-Hernando Community College issued the following news release: Pasco-Hernando Community College will hold its spring commencement Wednesday, May 5, in the gymnasium at the West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road. New this year, PHCC will hold two ceremonies to accommodate a growing number of graduating students and their families and friends. The commencement ceremony for candidates earning their Associate in Science (AS) degree, Associate i  more

Philanthropists and Foodies Unite at Celebrity Chefs Gala for Moores UCSD Cancer Center
LA JOLLA, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following news by Laura Margoni: Great food and a great cause will come together on May 15 for the 29th annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. The black-tie fete, hosted by the University of California, San Diego, will bring award-winning chefs from the region and around the nation to prepare their signature hors d'oeuvres paired with fine wine, all to benefit the Moores U  more

Pioneering Physicist John Ellis to Speak at Brookhaven Lab on 'Answering Gauguin's Questions' May 26
UPTON, N.Y., April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory issued the following news release: John Ellis, a theoretical physicist from CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics in Geneva, Switzerland, will give a BSA Distinguished Lecture titled "Answering Gauguin's Questions: Where Are We Coming From, Where Are We Going, and What Are We?" at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, in Berkner Hall.   more

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Drug, Gun Law Offenses
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, April 26, 2010, that on April 23, 2010, Kevin Lamont Johnson a/k/a Brian Miller, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal firearms and narcotics laws. Johnson, age 25, pleaded guilty to three counts before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schw  more

Plan for Children, Parks and Open Spaces by Serving on the Clackamas County Parks Advisory Board
OREGON CITY, Ore., April 26 -- The Clackamas County government issued the following news release: The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners (BCC) is seeking volunteers to serve on the County Parks Advisory Board (PAB) for a four-year term. One regular and one alternate member are needed for the southeast and northeast urban areas encompassing Milwaukie, Damascus, Clackamas, and Happy Valley/Sunnyside. The purpose of the PAB is to represent all areas of the county in advising the BCC o  more

PM Committed to Finding Political Solution in Accordance with the Rule of Law
BANGKOK, Thailand, April 25 - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand issued the following news release: On 24 April 2010, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Army Commander-in-Chief General Anupong Paochinda, in his capacity as Chief Official responsible for dealing with the emergency situation pursuant to the invocation of the Emergency Decree, gave an interview, which was aired on 25 April, to clarify certain issues which may not be accurately understood among the public. Regardin  more

PM Condoles the Passing Away of Governor Prabha Rau
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Prime Minister's Office: The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has condoled the passing away of the Governor of Rajasthan Shrimati Prabha Rau. Dr. Manmohan Singh in his message to her daughter Shrimati Sanyogita Morarji, described Governor Rau as an outstanding public figure and an ideal constitutional functionary. The text of the Prime Minister's condolence message is as follows: "It is wit  more

PM's Statement to the Media at the Joint Press Meet With President Hamid Karzai
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Prime Minister's Office: Following is the statement of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh at the joint press meet with the President of Afghanistan, Mr. Hamid Karzai: "It is a great honour for me to welcome His Excellency President Hamid Karzai to India on his first visit to India after his re-election as President. I have had extremely productive discussions with President Karzai. We dis  more

Police Department to Hold Promotion Ceremony on Friday
POCATELLO, Idaho, April 26 -- The city of Pocatello issued the following news release: Pocatello Police Chief JR Miller is announcing new promotions within the department. Effective May 1, 2010, the following members of the department assume new positions. Sergeants Cliff Kelley and Roger Schei will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Corporal/Detectives Ralph Daniels, Chad Higbee and Jeff Katona will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Finally, Officers 1st Class John Bates, Bryan Harris  more

Police Jury Propositions on the May 1st Ballot
LAKE CHARLES, La., April 26 -- Calcasieu Parish issued the following news release: Through action taken in January of this year, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has two propositions on the May 1st election ballot, both related to existing taxes. Residents parishwide will have the opportunity to vote on a renewal and adjustment of the Police Jury's existing tax for costs related to maintenance of the parish courthouse complex and jail. Unincorporated area residents with the exception of Ward   more

Police Offering Free Gun Locks
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 26 -- The city of Lexington issued the following news release: The Lexington Division of Police, in conjunction with Project ChildSafe*, is making free gun locks available to any firearm owner in an effort to promote gun safety awareness. The gun lock giveaway began today. The free "cable style" locks can be picked up during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) at the Division of Police Headquarters, 150 E. Main St, Lexington, KY. Please call P  more

Political Science Majors Participated in Student Lobby Day in Harrisburg
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa., April 26 -- Westminster College issued the following news release: Two Westminster College sophomore political science majors participated in the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania's (AICUP) Student Lobby Day April 20 in Harrisburg. Katelyn Moga is a daughter of Timothy and Pamela Moga of Ashtabula, Ohio, and a graduate of Edgewood High School. Alex Scull is a son of Thomas and Stephanie Scull of DuBois and a graduate of DuBois Area  more

Pool, Home Safety Focus of 'Safety Awareness Day'
FULLERTON, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Fullerton issued the following news release: Summer and swimming: They just naturally seem to go together. And to make sure citizens' summertime swimming experiences are safe and fun, the Fullerton Fire and Parks and Recreation departments are joining the Fullerton Aquatic Swim Team (FAST) in hosting a "Safety Awareness Day" Saturday, May 15, at the Janet Evans Swim Complex at Independence Park. The event, which is free to the public, will be  more

Posey Hosts Fisherman's Roundtable Forum
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla. (15th CD), issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) hosted a roundtable forum between local fisherman, industry leaders and federal policy makers to discuss the proposed closure of the Southeast Atlantic to Red Snapper and Grouper commercial fishing activities. The fishery directly employs several thousand specialized workers with many locally based jobs and businesses that depend on this important fishing i  more

Potential Life Insurance Scheme Thwarted
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26 -- The Ohio Department of Insurance issued the following news release: If someone offers to give you money to take out a life insurance policy on yourself for the purpose of selling it to an investor, they are probably involved in a stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) scam, which is illegal in Ohio. Ohio Department of Insurance officials recently stopped such a scam from taking place. On March 16, 2010, Ohio Department of Insurance Director Mary Jo Hudson re  more

Preservation of Sunderbans
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Environment and Forests: There is no proposal under consideration to launch a joint programme with Bangladesh to save Sunderbans from the onslaught of climate change. However, the government makes efforts for conservation and development of mangroves, wetland and Project Tiger in Sunderbans through centrally sponsored schemes. The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in  more

President Confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Defence: President, Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil conferred seven Kirti Chakras and 27 Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel and a Civilian for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi today. The President also conferred 13 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, two Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and 23   more

Presidential Finalists Scheduled for Campus Visits
AUBURN, Wash., April 26 -- Green River Community College issued the following news by John Ramsey: The four finalists to succeed Rich Rutkowski as president of Green River Community College will be on campus beginning Monday, May 3. Last week, the college's presidential search committee recommended Dr. Christine Chairsell, Scott Morgan, Dr. Paul Killpatrick, and Dr. Eileen Ely to Green River's Board of Trustees for consideration. The Board is expected to make its hiring decision later in May.  more

Press Conference Tuesday on Delahunt Bill to Review Nation's Criminal Justice System
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. William D. Delahunt, D-Mass. (10th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Reps Bill Delahunt (D-MA), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), and Tom Rooney (R-FL) will hold a press conference on Tuesday April 27, 2010 at 11:30AM in Room 2255 of the Rayburn House Office Building to announce the introduction of the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010. The National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, was introduced in the Senate as S. 714  more

PricewaterhouseCoopers Charts Eight Business Imperatives for Driving Competitive Advantage in the Recovery and Beyond
NEW YORK, April 26 -- PricewaterhouseCoopers issued the following news release: Businesses faceeight strategic imperatives that will play determining factors in their short- and long-term success following the economic crisis, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (http://www.pwc.com/us/en/index.jhtml) LLP (PwC). The report, entitled 10Minutes on competitive advantage (http://www.pwc.com/us/en/issues/competitive-leadership-model/index.jhtml), distills information and insigh  more

Primetime, Huntington University to Highlight Horizon Leadership Program during News Conference
HUNTINGTON, Ind., April 26 -- Huntington University issued the following news release: Youth for Christ's Primetime ministries in partnership with Huntington University will explain how the Horizon Leadership Program has benefited numerous students in the Fort Wayne community during a news conference at 1:30 p.m. April 28 at the Primetime Center, 3701 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. Representatives from Primetime and Huntington University will speak as well as Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. La  more

Prince George's County to Participate in Arbor Day Celebration
LARGO, Md., April 26 -- Prince George's County issued the following executive branch news: Prince George's County officials will join the students and faculty of Samuel P. Massie Academy in Forestville on Friday, April 30 for an Arbor Day Celebration. During the celebration, Charles W. Wilson, Director of the Department of Environmental Resources (DER), will present an Arbor Day Proclamation to the school principal, Michelle H. Pegram. On behalf of Prince George's County Executive Jack B.  more

Professional Society Awards Rowan Engineering Professor National Honor
GLASSBORO, N.J., April 26 -- Rowan University issued the following news release: Truth be told, Dr. Kauser Jahan probably doesn't sleep much. Chair of the Civil & Environmental Engineering program at Rowan University, Jahan catapults herself into a constant whirlwind of teaching, research and outreach activities. Before she wraps one major project, she's on to the next, and before she completes the second, she's toying with ideas for one more effort, be it applying for funding for a Colleg  more

Professionals from Hay Group, Towers Watson and Aon Consulting Receive 'WorldatWork Publications Contributor of the Year' Awards
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 26 -- WorldatWork issued the following news release: WorldatWork has announced the names of five authors who will receive the "2009 WorldatWork Publications Contributor of the Year" awards. Now in its seventh year, the awards are given to authors voted "the best" by WorldatWork advisory board members for their insightful contributions to workspan magazine and the WorldatWork Journal. The honorees are: Tom McMullen, Hay Group, and John Bremen, Towers Watson, "  more

Professor John Culhane to Blog for Equality Forum 2010
WILMINGTON, Del., April 26 -- The Widener University School of Law issued the following news release: From Monday, April 26th through Sunday, May 2nd, Philadelphia will play host once again to Equality Forum, "the largest annual national and international GLBT civil rights forum." Professor John G. Culhane, (http://law.widener.edu/Academics/Faculty/ProfilesDe/CulhaneJohnG.aspx) Director of Widener Law's Health Law Institute, (http://law.widener.edu/Academics/Institutes/HealthLawInstitute.aspx  more

Professor to Lead Annual Stop Day Walking Tour
LAWRENCE, Kan., April 26 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Professor emeritus Ted Johnson once again will lead a walking tour of campus on stop day, Friday, May 7, at the University of Kansas. The tour will begin at 9 a.m. in front of the Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd. It will conclude about 6 p.m. The tour makes stops at locations across campus and participants can join or leave the tour at any time. 9 a.m. "Whoso findeth wisdom findeth life."   more

Professor/Librarian Ryan Roberts is Editor of Two New Books
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 26 -- Lincoln Land Community College issued the following news release: "Conversations with Ian McEwan" is a collection of interviews with the author of such highly praised novels as "Enduring Love," "Atonement," "On Chesil Beach" and the newly published "Solar." The volume collects 16 interviews, conducted over three decades, and features discussions with notable contemporary writers Martin Amis, Ian Hamilton and Zadie Smith, New Yorker editor David Remnick, and Harv  more

Project KNOW Cracks Down on Underage Drinking in Conjunction with Alcohol Awareness Month
LAKE CHARLES, La., April 26 -- Calcasieu Parish issued the following news release: Governor Bobby Jindal proclaimed April 2010 as "Alcohol Awareness Month" in the State of Louisiana. An average of 11,000 American youth between the ages of 12 to 20 try some form of alcohol for the first time each day. In an effort to decrease these numbers here in Calcasieu Parish, Project KNOW is a Police Jury program funded through a grant from the Governor's office and the Office of Addictive Disorders.   more

Promotion of FPI
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries: Government has taken major initiatives to provide impetus to food processing sector. There has been a quantum jump in the fund allocation for 11th Plan Schemes. The total plan allocation for 10th Plan was Rs.650.00 crore whereas total fund allocation for 11th Plan Scheme is Rs.4,031.00 crore. As a result of concerted efforts and focused approach the food pro  more

Promotion Prospects for PBOR
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Defence: Government has not restricted promotion opportunities for the Personnel Below Officers Rank (PBOR) in the Armed Forces. The Government has, in fact, improved the career prospects by approving grant of three Assured Career Progression (ACP) to PBOR at 8, 16 and 24 years of service as against three Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPs) for the Central Government Civi  more

Proposal to Set Up IICPT
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries: The Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT) is a pioneer Research and Development National level Institute under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India. The Institute has its origin way back in 1967 when it was started as an R & D laboratory in the Modern Rice Mill complex of Thanjavur Co-operative Marketing Federation  more

Proposed Water Rate Increase Hearing Set for June 1
FULLERTON, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Fullerton issued the following news release: The Fullerton City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday, June 1, to receive citizen comment on a proposed water supply cost and customer charge increase. The hearing will be on the council's 5 p.m. agenda, and will be held in the Council Chamber of Fullerton City Hall, 303 W. Commonwealth Ave. The total proposed rate increase is $3.84 per month for the average single-family residential custo  more

PSEA President Praises Governor Rendell's Appointment Of Tom Gluck As Education Secretary
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 26 -- The Pennsylvania State Education Association issued the following news release: The nomination of Tom Gluck, Executive Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, as the next state Secretary of Education, is a wise decision, according to the president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association. PSEA President James P. Testerman today praised the Gov. Ed Rendell's selection of Gluck to become the top-ranking education official in state gov  more

Public Knowledge Warns FCC About Constant Challenges to Broadband Authority and an Open Internet
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Public Knowledge issued the following news release: It would be "at best challenging and at worst reckless" for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make broadband policy based on the legal framework that was largely struck down earlier this month by the U.S. Appeals Court, Public Knowledge (PK) told the Commission Monday. The text of the comments is here. In reply comments in the Commission's proceeding to establish rules for an open Internet, Publ  more

Public Lecture at UC Riverside to Highlight California's Environment
RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Riverside issued the following news release: Conservation biologist Michael Allen will give a free, public lecture at the University of California, Riverside on May 6 titled "In the Crosshairs: California's Environment." The hour-long lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Seating is open. In his talk, Allen, the director of the Center for Conservation Biology at UC Riverside, plans to d  more

Public Services Set to Come Under One Roof
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, April 26 -- The Birmingham City Council issued the following news release: Plans to create a new building in Sparkbrook, where residents will be able to access a whole range of public services including council advice and health care, have taken a step closer to realisation. The shared services hub was to given the final seal of approval when the revised full business case was considered at Cabinet Committee (Property) on Thursday (April 22). The plans will   more

Public Workshop For Route 303 Scheduled For April 29; Intersection Project To Be Focus Of Meeting In Rockland County
ALBANY, N.Y., April 26 -- The New York State Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), in conjunction with the community of Orangetown, has developed a conceptual design for the Route 303 and Erie Street intersection project located in the Town of Orangetown, Rockland County. NYSDOT will be presenting the conceptual design to the community at a public workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 29, beginning at 7:30  more

Puerto Rico to Receive Federal Matching Funds for Electronic Health Record Incentives Program
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) issued the following news release: In another key step to further states' and territories' role in developing a robust U.S. health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that Puerto Rico's Medicaid program will receive federal matching funds for planning activities   more

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Geraldine Brooks, April 26th
NICEVILLE, Fla., April 26 -- Northwest Florida State College issued the following news release: Meet Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks and hear her read selections of her works on Monday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville campus, in the Sprint Theater at the college's Mattie Kelly Arts Center complex. The event is part of the college's annual "NWFSC Reads" focus on literary works and authors and is free and open to NWFSC students and the publi  more

Punjab Chief Minister Calls on Minister of Rural Development
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Rural Development: Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Dr. C.P.Joshi has assured Punjab Chief Minister Shri Parkash Singh Badal that 500 kms. of Roads along the International Border in the State will be upgraded under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana(PMGSY). The assurance came during a meeting between the two leaders held at Krishi Bhawan here today. Issues like help  more

Pupils Record Charity Song with The Specials
LEICESTER, United Kingdom, April 26 -- The Leicestershire County Council issued the following news release: Pupils at a Leicestershire County Council school have teamed up with members of the legendary band, The Specials to record a song to help children in earthquake-hit Haiti. The pupils aged 5-11, who have emotional and behavioural difficulties, are from Moel Llys Short Stay School in Kirby Muxloe. They worked with three members of the band adding their vocal skills to those of the pro  more

Quail Management Program Scheduled May 26 in Roberts County
MIAMI, Texas, April 26 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university system in Texas, issued the following news by Kay Ledbetter: Landowners wanting to enhance their quail population and habitat can attend a Quail Management Strategies meeting by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Roberts County on May 26 at the Mesa Vista Ranch north of Miami. "Over the past decade, many things have changed the way we view wildlife and wildlife habitat management," said Brandon Dukes, Ag  more

Quality Care Coalition to Promote Value in Health Care
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa (1st CD), has issued the following news release: Today, the official formation of the Quality Care Coalition was announced by Reps. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.). The Quality Care Coalition will provide Members of Congress a forum to transform the health care system to reward value in care and make evidence-based, quality care the standard regardless of location in the United States  more

Rabies Clinic Scheduled for Sunday, May 16
GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 26 -- The city of Gaithersburg issued the following news release: The City of Gaithersburg will be participating in a Free Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs on Sunday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. There is no fee for the rabies vaccination; however, a City License must be purchased at the clinic. For faster service, a separate line will be set up for Gaithersburg residents at the County Shelter. * All pets must be acc  more

Radio Address: Earth Day and Energy
AUGUSTA, Maine, April 24 -- Gov. John Baldacci, D-Maine, issued the following text of a radio address: Good morning. This is Governor John Baldacci. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which we celebrated on Thursday. Earth Day started quietly in Maine back in 1970, with events mostly on college campuses. But environmental advocacy and a commitment to the land, air and water have a long history here. Maine has always depended upon the natural world to attract people  more

Rahall Announces $8.7 Million USDA Project Funding for Logan County Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Project
LOGAN, W.Va., April 26 -- Rep. Nick Joe Rahall, D-W.Va. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) announced today at the Chief Logan Center that Logan County Public Service District will receive an $8,728,000 USDA Rural Development award - the agency's largest single water grant ever awarded, to fund the Logan 3A Wastewater Extension Project, which will extend public service to 263 additional families in Logan County. Rep. Rahall was joined by USDA State Di  more

Ramell Taylor Signs with Southern Utah University
FORT SCOTT, Kan., April 26 -- Fort Scott Community College issued the following news release: Ramell Taylor, a Sophomore from Detroit, MI has signed to play basketball next year with Coach Roger Reid at University of Southern Utah in Cedar City, UT. Ramell lead the Greyhounds this year in scoring and rebounds averaging 17 and 7 respectively. Ramell also was ranked 5th in the conference in scoring and 9th in rebounds, and earned a second team all conference selection this year. Coach Mic  more

Rapid City Man Indicted For Sexual Abuse of a Minor
RAPID CITY, S.D., April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota issued the following news release: United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Barry Joe White Face, age 22, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 20, 2010, for engaging in sexual contact with a child under 16. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on April 22, 2010, and pled not guilty   more

Rapid City Man Pled Not Guilty to Drug Charges
PIERRE, S.D., April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota issued the following news release: United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a superseding indictment for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Jeffrey Davis Brandis, age 25, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2010, for two counts of conspiracy to distr  more

RCCC Offers Short-Term Computer, Medical Office, Other Classes
SALISBURY, N.C., April 26 -- Rowan-Cabarrus Community College issued the following news release: The Human Resources Development (HRD) Program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer multiple, short-term computer, keyboarding and medical office skills classes during the summer months. Class fees are $65 and up; however, individuals who are unemployed may qualify for a tuition waiver. Classes are offered at multiple sites, including RCCC's North Campus, Goodwill Industries and Career  more

Readout of Secretary Napolitano's Remarks to the Aero Club on DHS Efforts to Bolster Aviation Security
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued the following news release: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today delivered remarks to domestic and international aviation leaders about the Department's ongoing efforts to bolster global aviation security at a luncheon hosted by the Aero Club of Washington. "Protecting the international aviation system is a shared challenge that requires the mutual commitment of our international allie  more

Record Turnout for 5th Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival
KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 26 -- Kansas City Kansas Community College issued the following news release: The biggest crowd in the five-year history of the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival's Human Family Reunion turned out to be entertained by vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers from 16 countries at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Field House Saturday. "We don't have an official count yet but we're estimating between 475 and 500 which is more than we had last year," said Curtis V  more

Recycle Block Foam at Collection Event this Saturday, May 1
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 26 -- The city of Vancouver issued the following news release: Just in time for spring cleaning, Clark County residents will be able to recycle block foam for free from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 1, in the Yellow #1 Parking Lot at Clark College, on the west side of fort Vancouver Way. Recycling block foam - Styrofoam - packaging from electronics and other purchases saves space in your garbage cart and reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills. Total Reclaim  more

Reed Honors ABODA, Schweitzer with Prestigious Civics Award
OLYMPIA, Wash., April 26 -- The Washington state Secretary of State issued the following news release: Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed has selected a Redmond real estate and housing firm and a Pullman-based engineering corporation to receive the state's most prestigious civics award for corporations this spring. Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and ABODA were selected from a statewide pool of nominees as spring 2010 award winners of Reed's Corporations for Communities program, wh  more

Reform Movement Appalled by Hamas' Shalit Video
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The Union for Reform Judaism's Religious Action Center issued the following statement by Mark Pelavin: In response to the animated video released today by Hamas depicting imprisoned Israeli solider Gilad Shalit in a coffin, Mark Pelavin, Associate Director of the Religious Action Center, released the following statement: We are disgusted and appalled but sadly, not surprised, by the animated video that the terrorist organization Hamas released today that depicts th  more

Reform Movement Condemns Passage of Anti-Immigrant Bill in Arizona
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The Union for Reform Judaism's Religious Action Center issued the following statement by Rabbi David Saperstein: In response to the state of Arizona's enactment of the Safe Neighborhoods Act (SB 1070), Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement: We are deeply disappointed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's signing into law SB 1070, immigration legislation that encourages racial and ethnic profiling  more

Regeneration of Degraded Forest Areds
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Environment and Forests: The National Afforestation and Eco-development Board, Ministry of Environment and Forests is implementing National Afforestation Programme (NAP) for regeneration of degraded forests and adjoining areas in the country through a decentralized mechanism of Forest Development Agencies (FDA) at the Forest Division level and Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs)  more

Rehabilitation of Leprosy Cured Persons
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment: There are no specific schemes for rehabilitation of leprosy cured persons (LCPs). However, under Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Schemes (DDRS) scheme, funds are released to Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) for running projects for "Leprosy Cured Persons". The basic aim of the project is to empower such persons with skills that would enable them to imp  more

Reid, Dodd, Lincoln, in Letter, Highlight Reform Measures to Stop Excessive Risks in Derivatives Market
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Banking Committee Chair Chris Dodd and Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Blanche Lincoln sent a written response to a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues today in response to their letter last week which called for strong and effective oversight of the derivatives market In their response, Senators Reid, Dodd and Lincoln reported on a recent agree  more

Release of Draft EA for Anderson Ranch Dam Embankment Security Enhancements
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation issued the following news release: The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public review and comment on the Anderson Ranch Dam Security Enhancement Project Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) which documents the environmental effects of a proposal to correct security vulnerabilities related to motor vehicles traveling across the top of the dam. The dam is located on the South Fork of the Boise River about 2  more

Religious Leaders Say New Arizona Immigration Law Is Unjust, Dangerous And Contrary To Biblical Teaching
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The National Council of Churches issued the following news release: The National Council of Churches and other religious organizations have sharply criticized Arizona's new immigration law as fundamentally unjust, dangerous to citizens and non-citizens alike, and a rejection of centuries-old biblical precepts of justice and neighborliness. The Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, NCC General Secretary, who last week urged Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto the legislation, rei  more

Remarks Delivered by Gov. Manchin at UBB Miners Memorial Service
CHARLESTON, W.Va., April 25 -- Gov. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., issued the following news release: Below are the remarks delivered by Gov. Manchin at today's Memorial Service for the Upper Big Branch Miners: "I want to welcome everyone and thank you for joining us today. Albert Einstein said, "Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow." We are here to honor the 29 brave men we lost and the two who were injured during that devastating blast in Montcoal, West Virginia, on A  more

Remember: Language Day is on May 14 2010
MONTEREY, Calif., April 26 -- The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center issued the following news release: The Commandant of DLIFLC, COL Sue Ann Sandusky, cordially invites you, your students, and interested members of your faculty and staff to mark Friday, May 14, 2010 on your event calendars for our annual Language Day Open House at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC). We are contacting the schools earlier this year because we know that there will b  more

Removal of Gap Between Urban and Rural Areas
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Rural Development: The Ministry of Rural Development is implementing through the State Governments and Union Territory Administrations various rural development programmes namely, Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY), Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY), Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), National Rural Drinking Water   more

Rend Lake College Avoids 13 Layoffs, IDOC Educational Programs to be Renewed
INA, Ill., April 26 -- Rend Lake College issued the following news release: Through collaborative efforts by the Rend Lake College administration, board of trustees, and senior Illinois Department of Corrections staff, RLC has been able to avoid the pending layoff of 13 employees. RLC has notified IDOC that the college plans to renew the vendor agreement with IDOC to provide educational programs at Big Muddy River and Pinckneyville correctional centers for the upcoming fiscal year. The edu  more

Reno Celebrates Arbor Day
RENO, Nev., April 26 -- The city of Reno issued the following news release: The City of Reno will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 30, 2010. A ceremony including the planting of trees and an awards presentation will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Neil Road Recreation Center and in surrounding Miguel Ribera Park, located at 3925 Neil Road. The ceremony will feature the presentation of the "Tree City USA Award" to the City of Reno by the Nevada Division of Forestry and sponsored by the Nationa  more

Rep. Crockett Recognizes Greg Solomon for Eagle Scout Achievement
AUGUSTA, Maine, April 26 -- The Democratic Majority in the Maine State House of Representatives issued the following news release: Rep. Patsy Crockett, D-Augusta, honored Greg Solomon of Augusta last week for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts' highest honor. Crockett presented Solomon with a legislative sentiment in his honor in the House Chamber. Solomon will have an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on May 1.  more

Rep. Donna F. Edwards Secures $100,000 In Funding for Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, M.D., April 26 -- Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., (4th CD) issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) visited the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) program at Central High School in Capitol Heights, M.D., to officially announce $100,000 in funding she recently secured for HW-SC. The funding will help HW-SC expand its services to additional Prince George's County Public School students at-risk of dropping out of school and not graduat  more

Rep. Ellison Promotes Corporate Governance Reform Empowers Shareholders; Reins in Executive Pay
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. (5th CD), has issued the following news release: Congressman Keith Ellison (D-5th Congressional District) spoke at a hearing of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises about a corporate governance reform bill that he introduced (H.R. 3272). The Ellison legislation would increase the ability of investors to weigh in on company decisions. The bill recognizes that as the owne  more

Rep. Gutierrez Meets with Chicago Latino Community to Call on Governor Quinn for Greater Representation of Latinos in Illinois' Affairs
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Ill. (4th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-04) will join with organizations and individuals from Chicago's Latino community at a meeting this evening to discuss the lack of representation in Governor Quinn's State Government. Under the Governor, the Latino community has lost resources -- in terms of investments in education and schools, social services and grants, contracts with Latino owned b  more

Rep. Kirkpatrick Will Discuss Restoring Fiscal Discipline With Arizonans During 'Ask Ann' Tele-Town Hall Thursday
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz.(1st CD), issued the following news release: Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, who has earned national recognition for her advocacy for fiscal responsibility, will host a tele-town hall on restoring fiscal discipline in Washington this Thursday, April 29th. The conversation, the fifth in her "Ask Ann" series, will start at 5:00pm. Rep. Kirkpatrick has earned grassroots support from across the district and across the country for her efforts  more

Rep. McCarthy Announces Opening of the 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grants Application Period
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y. (4th CD), issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released grant guidance and application materials for the 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The application period for the FY 2010 AFG Program will open on Monday, April 26, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. EDT and will close on Friday, May 28, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The AFG Program guidance and   more

Rep. Peters And Local Residents Meet On Main Street To Demand Reform For Wall Street
ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 26 -- Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich. (9th CD), issued the following news release: Peters and Small Business Owners, People Whose Savings Have Been Impacted, Unemployed Residents Met as Bill Comes to Floor Later Today U.S. Representative Gary Peters and local residents gathered on Main Street in Royal Oak today to call for strong reforms on Wall Street as the Senate prepares to vote on whether to proceed with debate on Wall Street reform legislation. Representative Peters  more

Rep. Peterson Hosts Local Student at State House
AUGUSTA, Maine, April 26 -- The Democratic Majority in the Maine State House of Representatives issued the following news release: Rep. Matt Peterson, D-Rumford, recently hosted Benjamin Duguay, at the State House. During Ben's visit he served as an honorary page.  more

Rep. Turner, sens. Voinovich and Brown Ask NASA to Send Retired NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter to Ohio
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Today U.S. Congressman Michael R. Turner (OH-3) and U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) authored a letter signed by the Ohio Congressional Delegation to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reiterating support for the transfer of a retired Space Shuttle orbiter to the National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF) at Wright-Patte  more

Rep. Walz Supports Bill to Strengthen Veterans' Health Services
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn. (1st CD), has issued the following news release: Rep. Walz released this statement following House passage of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act: "The brave men and women who have put their lives on the line defending our country and their families deserve the best care and support we can give them," said Rep. Walz. "Keeping our promise to our nation's veterans should be our top priority and I am proud of what this legisla  more

Research at Antarctica's 'Mars on Earth' Reveals Non-Organic Mechanism for Production of Important Greenhouse Gas
ATHENS, Ga., April 26 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news by Philip Lee Williams: In so many ways, Don Juan Pond in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica is one of the most unearthly places on the planet. An ankle-deep mirror between mountain peaks and rubbled moraine, the pond is an astonishing 18 times saltier than the Earth's oceans and virtually never freezes, even in temperatures of more than 40 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Now, a research team led by biogeochemists from   more

Researchers Advocate Kindness to Combat Bullying
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., April 26 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: The stereotypical school bully of past generations was easy to identify -- the playground brute victimizing those weaker and vulnerable. But today's typical bully is a far cry from that tough guy or girl who made life miserable for others. And the consequences have escalated tragically. In one week recently, a 13-year-old hanged himself in a Texas barn, an 8-year-old jumped out of a two-story  more

Residents Near Harris Nuclear Power Plant to Receive KI Tablets
RALEIGH, N.C., April 26 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: Local public health officials will begin distribution of potassium iodide tablets to residents located within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of the Harris Nuclear Power Plant next month. The distribution will take place on, Saturday, May 15 in Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Wake counties. Potassium iodide (often called by its chemical symbol KI) is an over-the-co  more

Restructuring of Officers' Cadre in Defence Services
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Defence: The Ajay Vikram Singh Committee made recommendations encompassing a wide spectrum of service related issues to address the twin aspects of reducing the high age profile and improving cadre mobility of officers. Based on the recommendations of the Committee, a number of measures have been implemented for the three Services with some variations to meet service specific requiremen  more

RLC Student Art Show Winners (Standalone Photos)
INA, Ill., April 26 -- Rend Lake College issued the following news release: FIRST PHOTO -- Area high school students who received awards at the annual Rend Lake College Student Art Show are, FROM LEFT, Cassandra Daniels of Pinckneyville High School, Aubree Willis os Sesser-Valier High School and Audrey Mayo of Mt. Vernon Township High School. Award winners not pictured include Heather Still of Hamilton County Senior High School, Issac Goosby of Benton Consolidated High School and MIguel Marti  more

RNC: Statement from RNC Chairman Michael Steele on Financial Regulatory Reform Cloture Vote
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Republican National Committee issued the following news release: Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele released the following statement today: "Today, Senate Democrats stood with Wall Street by attempting to move forward with a bill that creates a permanent bailout for irresponsible financial firms, institutionalizes 'too-big-to-fail,' and does nothing to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, organizations that were at the heart of the financi  more

Robbery of the TruMark Financial JFK Branch
PHILADELPHIA, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Philadelphia Field Office issued the following news release: The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking the public's assistance to identify and locate the individual responsible for the robbery of the TruMark Financial Credit Union branch at 1811 JFK Boulevard a short time ago. The subject responsible for this robbery is believed to be the same subject responsible for the robbery of the   more

Rockefeller Honors Fallen Miners at Memorial Service
BECKLEY, W.Va., April 25 -- The office of Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., issued the following news release: Senator Jay Rockefeller delivered the following remarks today at a memorial service in honor of the heroic miners who lost their lives at the Upper Big Branch mine tragedy. Upper Big Branch Mine Memorial Service Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Senator Jay Rockefeller April 25, 2010 We come together today as a community to grieve and to mourn and to honor our lost mi  more

Rogers Announces Funding for New Police and Service Vehicles in Evarts
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky. (5th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD) program has approved a $106,810 grant for the City of Evarts to purchase two new 2010 Ford Explorer police vehicles and one new John Deere backhoe for the local sanitation department. These funds will help provide efficient and effective community services for the 1,101 reside  more

Rome-Based PAR Logistics Management Receives NYSERDA Funding to Help Cut Trucks' Fuel Use Through Improved Tire Efficiency
ALBANY, N.Y., April 26 -- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority issued the following news release: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded PAR Logistics Management Systems, Corp. (Rome) a $500,000 contract to demonstrate a system to help trucks significantly reduce fuel use through enhanced monitoring of tire inflation. The units will be tested on the truck fleet of Binghamton's Willow Run Foods, Inc., a company whose 187 tract  more

Ronald Evans, Hormone Expert who Found 'Exercise in a Pill,' to Speak at UCSC on Thursday, May 6
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following news release: Ronald M. Evans, an authority on hormones whose research on exercise and metabolism led to the discovery of compounds that act like "exercise in a pill" in lab tests, will deliver the 2010 Sinsheimer Lecture in Biology at UC Santa Cruz on Thursday, May 6. Evans's talk, titled "Nuclear Receptors and AMPK: Resetting Physiology," will take place at 5 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. T  more

Roofing Contractors Organize Kansas Roofing Association
ROSEMONT, Ill., April 26 -- The National Roofing Contractors Association issued the following news release: A group of 10 Kansas roofing contractors has organized the Kansas Roofing Association, which will focus on improving the status of the state's roofing professionals by directing attention to local issues, addressing training and safety needs, and fostering communication among all segments of the roofing industry. Membership will be open to roofing contractors, as well as those who p  more

Rooney Holds National Security Briefing in Stuart
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Thomas J. Rooney, R-Fla. (16th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) today invited 16th district residents and media to attend a national security forum, "Protecting America in a Global Age," he will host Monday in Stuart. "Keeping America safe is my top priority," Rooney said. "This event will be a chance to discuss national security issues and the global threats America faces on a daily basis." EVENT DETAILS WHEN: Mond  more

Roskam, House GOP Lead Online With #218hcr
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill. (6th CD), has issued the following statement: The conventional wisdom was once that Democrats were more tech savvy than Republicans. But every day it is increasingly clear that Republican Members of Congress are using the web in fresher, better and more dynamic ways to keep in contact with our constituents. This in full bloom last week with the announcement that the House GOP made a nearly Titanic-like showing in the Golden Mouse Awards, an an  more

Rs. 96 Crore Sanctioned to Maoist Affected States Under Special Assistance Scheme this Year
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Home Affairs: An amount of Rs.9561.26 lakhs has been sanctioned in 2009-10 to the maoist affected states including West Bengal under the "Special Assistance Scheme" for the development of such states. Of which, Rs.30 crores has been released as first installment. An amount of Rs.1059.17 lakh has been sanctioned to West Midnapore district of West Bengal and Rs.340 lakh was released by Mi  more

Rural Development Schemes in Insurgency/Naxal Affected Areas
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Rural Development: The Minister of State for Rural Development Shri Pradeep Jain 'Aditya' informed the Lok Sabha today that the Ministry of Rural Development is implementing various developmental schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY), Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)   more

S.R. 301 Closure in Wells County Scheduled for Monday, May 3
VERA CRUZ, Ind., April 26 -- The Indiana Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District announces the closure of S.R. 301, between S.R. 116 and S.R. 124, effective Monday, May 3, due to a small structure replacement project. The official detour follows S.R. 116 and S.R. 1. This adds approximately seven miles for thru traffic. The project should be complete by mid-June. All repair work is weather permit  more

SAE International 2010 World Congress - Success through Transformation
WARRENDALE, Pa., April 26 -- The Society of Automotive Engineers International issued the following news release: SAE International's reinvented World Congress realized all of its goals - and more - after wrapping up its three-day run in Detroit. Ford Motor Company served as host company for the event and Magna International served as the Tier One Strategic Partner. Attendance topped 10,000 with representatives from 46 nations. Nearly 70 percent of the attendees work in the engineering   more

Sailors Perform Community Service During Des Moines Navy Week
DES MOINES, Iowa, April 26 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news by Ensign Michael Sheehan, Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs: The "Global Force for Good" became a local force for good in Des Moines, Iowa, throughout the week of April 18-24. Sailors from Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Minneapolis, the USS Constitution, Navy Operational Support Center Des Moines and the Navy Parachute Demonstration Team, also known as the Leap Frogs, volunteered their time in Des Moines   more

Salazar Highlights America's Great Outdoor Initiative in Visit to Mesa Verde National Park
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior issued the following news release: Tours Economic Recovery Projects Providing Jobs for Coloradans Touring one of the country's oldest national parks, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today encouraged Americans to participate in the Obama Administration's America's Great Outdoors Initiative, which is promoting innovative community-level efforts to conserve outdoor spaces and to reconnect people to the outdoors. Salazar also  more

SAMHSA Accepting Applications for $19.5 Million in Project LAUNCH Grants Promoting the Wellness of Young Children and their Families
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration issued the following news release: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is soliciting applications for Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health), a grant program designed to promote the physical, emotional, social, cognitive and behavioral health of young children, birth to 8 years of age. Project LAUN  more

SCAD Announces Sidewalk Arts Festival Winners
SAVANNAH, Ga., April 24 -- Savannah College of Art and Design issued the following news release: The Savannah College of Art and Design held its annual Sidewalk Arts Festival (http://www.scad.edu/sidewalkarts) Saturday, April 24, in Forsyth Park. Thousands of visitors viewed temporary chalk masterpieces created on the walkways of the historic park, and approximately 600 SCAD students competed for prizes. Over 100 SCAD alumni and more than 100 prospective students also participated in the comp  more

Schakowsky's Statement on Arizona's Excessive Immigration Law
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill. (9th CD), issued the following news release: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) issued the following statement in response to Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer signing harshly punitive immigration legislation into law. "Arizona's recently-passed immigration law is both excessive and draconian. It allows basic civil rights to be trampled by suspicion and prejudice. This is a clear reminder of why America needs comprehensive immigration reform now. Wit  more

Schauer Calls on Administration to Expand Fraud Investigations on Wall Street
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Mark Schauer, D-Mich. (7th CD), issued the following news release: Today Congressman Mark Schauer (D-MI) joined several House colleagues in sending letters to SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro and Attorney General Eric Holder calling for expanded investigations into fraudulent activity by the Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs. The letters call for an expanded SEC investigation to retrieve any fraudulently obtained taxpayer dollars by Goldman Sachs via AIG, and for the Depar  more

Schedule Announced for Governor Doyle's Wisconsin Covenant Days
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- Gov. Jim Doyle, D-Wis., issued the following news release: Governor Jim Doyle announced today the schedule for his Wisconsin Covenant events being held at campuses throughout the state starting next week. Governor Doyle, First Lady Jessica Doyle, Department of Administration Secretary Michael Morgan, and Department of Workforce Development Roberta Gassman will meet with local middle school students to discuss the importance of higher education and encourage them   more

Scheme for Street Children
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Women and Child Development: The recently introduced 'Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) of the Ministry of Women and Child Development has provision of 'Open Shelters' for children in need of care and protection, including street children, in urban and semi-urban areas as one of the components. Such shelters provide space for children where they can play, use their time producti  more

School with Its Own Farm is Outstanding!
LEICESTER, United Kingdom, April 26 -- The Leicestershire County Council issued the following news release: The innovative Eastfield Primary School in Thurmaston, which has its own school farm, has been judged as outstanding by Ofsted. The Leicestershire County Council school is celebrating after moving up from its previous rating of good to outstanding. The report praised the strong leadership at the school, pupils' behaviour, their development and how the school promotes a healthy li  more

Schools Honored with Achievements in Respiratory (AIR) Health Awards
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 26 -- The California Department of Public Health issued the following news release: Fifteen California schools and one school district have received Achievements in Respiratory (AIR) Health Awards for taking steps to reduce asthma attacks and triggers that often cause asthma attacks. The schools are receiving the awards today from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), as part of National Healthy Schools Day. "I congratulate these schools and recognize  more

Schumer Announces New Campaign to Secure 'No Carry-on Baggage Fee' Pledge from Remaining 21 Major Domestic Airlines
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he is working to fix a loophole in current regulations that have airlines charging customers for bringing aboard even one piece of carry-on luggage. Recently, Schumer secured a commitment from five major airlines to keep carry-on baggage free and announced on Monday his new campaign to step up public pressure to get the 21 uncommitted   more

Schumer Announces Over $13,000 to Help Prevent and Combat Crime Across City of Auburn
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded a total of $13,171 through a FY 10 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) to the City of Auburn. "Keeping our cities and counties safe is one of my top priorities" Schumer said. "This Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant will provide Auburn law enforcement agencies  more

Schumer: Decision by Facebook to Share Users' Private Information with Third-Party Websites Raises Major Privacy Concerns; Calls on FTC to Put in Place Guidelines for Use of Private Information and Prohibit Access Without User Permission
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to provide guidelines for social networking sites, like Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter on how private information submitted by online users can be used and disseminated. Schumer's call to the FTC comes on the heels of recent reports that Facebook has decided to provide user data to select third party websites   more

Scientists Discover Underwater Asphalt Volcanoes
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The National Science Foundation issued the following news release: About 10 miles off the Santa Barbara coast, at the bottom of the Santa Barbara Channel, a series of impressive landmarks rise from the sea floor. They've been there for 40,000 years, but have remained hidden in the murky depths of the Pacific Ocean--until now. They're called asphalt volcanoes. Scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated with the University of Calif  more

Scientists Find Genes That Influence Brain Wave Patterns
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' National Institutes of Health issued the following news release: Scientists have identified new genes and pathways that influence an individual's typical pattern of brain electrical activity, a trait that may serve as a useful surrogate marker for more genetically complex traits and diseases. One of the genes, for example, was found to be associated with alcoholism. A report of the findings by researchers at the Nation  more

Scientists Get Bird's Eye View of How Cuckoos Fool Their Hosts
LONDON, April 26 -- The University of Cambridge issued the following news release: Using field experiments in Africa and a new computer model that gives them a bird's eye view of the world, Cambridge scientists have discovered how a bird decides whether or not a cuckoo has laid an egg in its nest. The finding offers unique insights into a 20 million-year-old evolutionary arms race. Only seven groups of birds in the world have evolved as brood parasites, laying their eggs in other birds' ne  more

SCTE Seeks Nominations for Its 2010 Expo Awards
EXTON, Pa., April 26 -- The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers issued the following news release: In celebration of excellent performance and achievement in the industry, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) today has sounded the call for nominations for its prestigious SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Awards for 2010. The awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2010. Expo, the Society's premier annual flagship e  more

Seattle Police Chief Search Committee Names 11 Candidates
SEATTLE, April 26 -- The city of Seattle issued the following news release: Mayor Mike McGinn's Seattle Police Chief Search Committee has named 11 candidates who will be interviewed before three finalists are selected next month for the mayor's review. The semifinalists include three candidates from the Seattle Police Department, including Interim Police Chief John Diaz, as well as chiefs or former chiefs in eight other cities from across the country. "I'm excited about this excellent f  more

Secretary of Labor Announces New Members to Safety, Health Advisory Committee
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The Secretary of Labor's emphasis on worker safety and health was enhanced by the recent addition of seven new members to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). The new appointees, who will serve two-year terms, bring to the committee years of experience and expertise in medicine, academia, safety program development and s  more

Secretary of State Kemp Vows to Continue Fight to Protect Georgia's Voter Registration Rolls
ATLANTA, April 26 -- The Georgia Secretary of State issued the following news release: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that he will continue the fight to protect the State's voter registration rolls, despite Attorney General Thurbert Baker's latest refusal to intervene in the process to preclear two critical voter roll protection programs. In February, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) again denied administrative preclearance of the State's voter verification proce  more

Secretary Salazar Lauds Utah Community on New Energy Frontier
MILFORD, Utah, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior issued the following news release: Pledges support for expanded wind, geothermal energy development Calling it a success story on the New Energy Frontier, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today visited this southwest Utah town to announce an expanded partnership with local leaders and private industry to further the development of wind and geothermal resources. "We need to share Milford's story with towns and cities acr  more

Sen. Brown Announces More Than $950,000 Loan For Water Resources in Clermont County
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced more than $950,000 in new federal loans to improve water systems in Clermont County. The funds will be used for investments in water and wastewater infrastructure to deliver safe drinking water in Williamsburg. The loans were provided for by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and will be administered by USDA Rural Development's  more

Sen. Gillibrand Urges USDA to Regulate 6 Deadly, Unchecked E. Coli Strands
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Continuing her commitment to keep all families safe from contaminated food, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to include six additional strands of E. coli as hazardous adulterants that need to be tested by the USDA. In addition to the most common form of E. coli that is already regulated, the Centers for Disease Con  more

Sen. Voinovich FY2011 transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Bill Requests
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: In an effort to bring transparency and accountability to government spending and the appropriations process, U.S. Senator George Voinovich (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations' Subcommittee on Homeland Security, today released the following appropriations requests for the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriation bill for  more

Senate Foreign Relations Committee to Mark Up and Vote on Legislation that Will Strengthen U.S. Diplomacy
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued the following news release: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) and Ranking Member Dick Lugar (R-IN) will mark up the Foreign Relations Authorization Actfor Fiscal Years 2010-11(S.2971) at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, in Room S-116 of the U.S. Capitol. The mark up will authorize funding levels for the State Department and related accounts and demonstrate the strong commitment of  more

Senate Subcommittee Holds Fourth Hearing on Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: The Role of Investment Banks
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., issued the following news release: The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, whose chairman is Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and whose Ranking Republican is Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., will hold the fourth in its series of hearings on the causes and consequences of the financial crisis at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, in room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Tuesday's hearing will focus on the role of investment ba  more

Senate Subcommittee Investigating Financial Crisis Releases Documents on Role of Investment Banks
WASHINGTON, April 24 -- The office of Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., issued the following news release: The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released several exhibits that will be among those discussed on Tuesday at the fourth of its hearings on the causes and consequences of the financial crisis. The exhibits are available at this link (http://levin.senate.gov/newsroom/supporting/2010/PSI.Exhibits.pdf). Using Goldman Sachs as a case study, the April 27 hearing will focus on t  more

Senator Menendez Congratulates NJ Winners Of 2010 Epa Environmental Award
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., issued the following news release: In the spirit of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that eight individuals and organizations in New Jersey have been awarded with the Agency's Environmental Quality Award this year. This award is presented every year to organizations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to protecting the environment and recipients are sel  more

Senators Introduce Legislation to Honor Fallen Heroes of 9/11
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., issued the following news release: Six Senators, including Senators Arlen Specter and Bob Casey, have introduced legislation to honor the men and women that lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act, S.3238, authorizes the President to present a Congressional Medal to the family or personal representative of an individual who died on or after September 11, 2001 as a result of the acts of te  more

Senior Health Fair Planned for May 5 in Ocean Springs
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss., April 26 -- The city of Ocean Springs issued the following news release: The annual Spring into Wellness Health Fair for area senior citizens is set for May 5, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Ocean Springs Senior Citizens Center, 514 Washington Avenue. Sponsored by the City of Ocean Springs, Saad Health Care, Jackson County Civic Action, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs Hospital and Singing River Hospital System, the event will feature free health screenings,  more

Sens. Brown, Voinovich, and Rep. Turner Lead Ohio Delegation in Letter to NASA Administrator on Wright-Patterson Museum
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has issued the following news release: U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), George Voinovich (R-OH), and U.S. Rep. Michael R. Turner (R-OH) led a letter today with the Ohio Congressional Delegation expressing support for the transfer of a retired space shuttle orbiter at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. "Wright Patterson Air Force Base is a hub for science, technolog  more

Sens. Nelson, Menendez And Lautenberg Request Joint Hearing on Oil Rig Explosion And Spill
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., issued the following news release: As a result of last week's major oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, 42,000 gallons of crude oil are being spilled into the water each day, forming a 600 square mile oil slick. Today, U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL), Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), who represent states that could be affected by spills at current or future oil drilling sites, formally requested a joi  more

Sequoyah Schools Students Earn National Math Award
TAHLEQUAH, Okla., April 26 -- The Cherokee Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: Ninety-one Sequoyah Schools students were recently earned a national math award for their outstanding performance in high school mathematics. To be eligible for nomination for the official United States Achievement Academy Scholarship Foundation National Mathematics Awards, students must have a 3.3 grade point average in their math class, show mathematics skills   more

Several Defendants Associated With a Franklin County Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced Last Week
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: Dennis C. Pfannenschmidt, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that Shane Williams, age 31; Glen Kilgore, age 29; Lakym Lowman, age 22; and Jessica Hemphill, age 23, were sentenced last week by United States District Court Judge William W. Caldwell for their involvement in a Chambersburg and Shippensburg drug trafficking organization.   more

Severe Storms Leaves Trees and Debris on Several Highways Across Yazoo and Holmes Counties
JACKSON, Miss., April 24 -- The Mississippi Department of Transportation issued the following news release: According to Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials, several highways across Yazoo and Holmes Counties received major damage and trees down across several highways due to severe weather that swept across the state. Due to a major storm system that passed through the state, several trees are down across highways and roadways in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Motorists   more

Sewer Backup Is a Drain, Man: Are You Covered?
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: Recent heavy rains have overburdened sewer systems, causing raw sewage to back up into drains in homes throughout the country. Backed up sewers can wreak havoc on a home, causing thousands of dollars in damage to floors, walls, furniture and electrical systems, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). "Sewer backups or the inability of sump pumps to handle runoff water from major   more

Sexual Assault in Edwards
EAGLE, Colo., April 26 -- Eagle County issued the following news release: On April 25, 2010 at approximately 8 a.m., the Eagle County Sheriff's Office (ECSO) was dispatched sex assault on the mountain side of the Eagle River Village Trailer Park. The victim told deputies that at approximately 4 a.m. a man gained entry into her home and sexually assaulted her. The suspect is described as a Spanish speaking Hispanic male, in his 30s, 5'03" - 5'04" in height, medium "average" build, with a b  more

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Receives the Virginia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus 2010 Virgo Award for 'Destination Event of the Year'
WINCHESTER, Va., April 26 -- The city of Winchester issued the following news release: The Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Board is proud to announce that the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival received top honors as the "Destination Event of the Year" at the 2010 Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus Tourism Summit held on April 19-21, 2010 at the Hyatt Fair Lakes in Fairfax, Virginia. The Winchester-Frederick County CVB submitted the Shena  more

Sheriff's Office Announces Second Citizens' Academy
COLORADO SPRINGS, April 26 -- EL Paso County issued the following news release: The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the second Citizens' Academy being held in 2010. The Citizens' Academy will begin on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, and be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The academy will be conducted over a seven week period, culminating in a graduation on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. The Citizens' Academy also serves as a pre-requisite for   more

Sherwood City Council Issues Agenda for April 26 Meeting
SHERWOOD, Ark., April 26 -- The Sherwood City Council issued the following meeting agenda: 7:00 P.M. 1. Prayer 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Roll Call 4. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting on March 22, 2010, as transcribed. 5. Committees and/or Commissions: Advertising & Promotion Commission - Alderman Sulcer, Chairman Civil Service Commission - Carolyn Chalmers, Chairman Parks & Recreation Committee - Alderman Harmon, Chairman Personnel Committee - Alderman Va  more

Shooting Park Wins Excellence Award
LAS VEGAS, April 26 -- Clark County issued the following news release: The newly opened Clark County Shooting Park was presented with the 2010 Elmer H. Anderson Park Excellence Award by the Nevada Recreation & Park Society (NRPS). NRPS actively supports the development of the recreation, parks and leisure profession. The park won in the regional facility category. The shooting facility opened its doors for business in December 2009 and just recently celebrated its grand opening on March 27  more

Shuster Announces Application Period for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa. (9th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Bill Shuster is pleased to announce that the Department of Homeland Security has released grant guidance and application materials for the FY2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The application period for interested fire companies to take part in the FY 2010 AFG Program will open on Monday, April 26, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. EDT and will close on Friday, May 28, 2010, at 5:00 p.m.   more

SIFMA CEO Ryan Statement on Senate Consideration of Financial Regulatory Reform
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association issued the following news release: The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) today released the following statement from SIFMA President and CEO Tim Ryan. "We remain committed to enactment of responsible, bipartisan reform legislation that protects against systemic risk, ends the notion of 'too big to fail,' and heightens regulatory transparency of our financial institutions and markets. W  more

Skelton's TRICARE Affirmation Act Signed into Law
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The House Armed Services Committee issued the following news release: Today, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) released the statement below on H.R. 4887, the TRICARE Affirmation Act, which the President signed into law. The TRICARE Affirmation Act, which was introduced by Skelton, was approved unanimously by the House and the Senate. "Our brave men and women in uniform provide us with first-class protection, and it is our obligation to   more

Skelton's TRICARE Affirmation Act Signed into Law
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo. (4th CD), issued the following news release: Today, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) released the statement below on H.R. 4887, the TRICARE Affirmation Act, which the President signed into law. The TRICARE Affirmation Act, which was introduced by Skelton, was approved unanimously by the House and the Senate. "Our brave men and women in uniform provide us with first-class protection, and it is our obligation to pr  more

Slemp, Black to Perform Recitals
MILLIGAN, Tenn., April 26 -- Milligan College issued the following news release: Milligan College students Shauna Slemp and Haylie Black will perform voice recitals on Friday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Milligan's Seeger Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Slemp, a native of Fall Branch, Tenn., is a junior music education major with a vocal emphasis. She will perform "When Daisies Pied," "Che Faro Senza Euridice" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," along wi  more

SLU String Orchestra Performing 'Best of the Classics' in Spring Concert
CANTON, N.Y., April 26 -- St. Lawrence University issued the following news release: The St. Lawrence University String Orchestra, directed by Christian Hosmer, performs its spring concert, with the theme "Best of the Classics," on Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel on campus, and Friday, April 30, at 8 p.m. at the Russell Opera House. Both are open to the public, free of charge. The program features well-known classic works such as "Les Toreadors" from the opera Carme  more

Smith on Arizona's New Law: 'Good for the Governor and the Legislature'
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas (21st CD), issued the following news release: Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to reports that Governor Jan Brewer signed a new immigration enforcement bill into law. Ranking Member Smith: "Arizonans are no different from other Americans - they want to see the nation's immigration laws enforced. They are rightly concerned about the jobs that illegal immigrants take from citizens and legal immigran  more

Snowe Statement on Financial Reform Vote
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) released the following statement today after voting against a procedural motion to proceed to financial reform legislation: "I support strong reform legislation so that financial institutions can never again bring our economy to the brink of collapse. Yet, regrettably, the scales of this current bill are tipped to protect Wall Street at the potent  more

Snowe Welcomes Mediation Decision Between State and MMA Railway
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, issued the following news release: Today, the Surface Transportation Board announced the state of Maine and the Montreal, Maine, & Atlantic (MMA) Railway will enter into mediation, which could lead to the state taking control of the railway. In response, U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) released the following statement: "The decision by the state of Maine and the MMA Railway to enter into mediation is welcome news  more

Snowe, Lincoln Bill Will Reduce Medicare Inequities Currently Facing Breast Care Patients
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) today announced legislation to improve the Medicare program and reduce inequities currently facing women who undergo mastectomies for breast cancer. The Custom Fabricated Breast Prosthetics Act of 2010 would expressly provide coverage under Medicare for custom fabricated breast prostheses, which allows for a lower-cost alte  more

Social Security to Unorganised Workers
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Labour & Employment: With a view to providing social security to unorganized workers, the Government enacted the Unorganised Workers' Social Security Act, 2008. The Act came into force w.e.f. 16.05.2009. The Act provides for registration of unorganized workers to help in formulating social security schemes for particular occupations. At present Smart Cards are being issued to unorganiz  more

Soil Microbes Produce Less Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Than Expected With Climate Warming
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The National Science Foundation issued the following news release: In dark, rich soils on every continent, microbes dealing with the effects of climate change aren't accelerating global warming the way scientists had predicted, a study by researchers at the University of California at Irvine, Colorado State University and Yale University shows. Results of the study appear in a paper published on-line this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. The work was supported  more

Soil Microbes Produce Less Atmospheric CO2 Than Expected With Climate Warming
IRVINE, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Irvine issued the following news release: The physiology of microbes living underground could determine the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from soil on a warmer Earth, according to a study published online this week in Nature Geoscience. Researchers at UC Irvine, Colorado State University and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies found that as global temperatures increase, microbes in soil become less efficient ove  more

Some University Departments Without Phone Service
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., April 26 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following memo: "Certain University departments are without telephone service this morning due to electrical damage that occurred over the weekend. We are currently working to resolve these issues and are optimistic that service will be restored this morning. We will provide updates as necessary." Thank you for your patience. Vinson Houston Acting Vice-President for Information Technology  more

Something Worth Smiling About
STERLING, Colo., April 26 -- Northeastern Junior College issued the following news release: During an April practice session for the Northeastern Junior College baseball team,purchased and delivered by the NJC players and coaches, at Christmas time.The players had donated out of their own pockets to buy eight bikes which were given to the kids at the church,through a random drawing. Players and coaches had fun reading the messages written by the children.The NJC baseball team will be back ou  more

South Carolina Dems: 'Bush's Brain' Offers Faint Praise, Tone-Deaf Advice to SCGOP
COLUMBIA, S.C., April 26 -- The South Carolina Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today, South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler highlighted questionable remarks from Karl Rove's address to the South Carolina Republican Party's Silver Elephant Dinner on Saturday night. It has been widely reported that Rove called Congressman Joe Wilson a "strong symbol" while urging his re-election, and called for the "retirement" of Congressman John Spratt. Fowler said Rove's  more

South Carolina Dems: SCDP Announces 2010 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Speaker
COLUMBIA, S.C., April 27 -- The South Carolina Democratic Party issued the following news release: South Carolina Democratic Party officials announced today that U.S. House Majority Leader Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland will deliver the keynote address for the 2010 SCDP Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. "It's an honor to have Congressman Hoyer serve as our keynote speaker for this year's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. His strong leadership and outstanding accomplishments will inspire South Carolin  more

South Carolina Judicial Department's Supreme Court Issues Opinion Regarding Charleston County Magistrate Mary Brown Holmes
COLUMBIA, S.C., April 26 -- The South Carolina Judicial Department's Supreme Court issued the text of the following opinions: In the Matter of Charleston County Magistrate Mary Brown Holmes, Respondent. Opinion No. 26810 Submitted March 30, 2010 - Filed April 26, 2010 PUBLIC REPRIMAND Lesley M. Coggiola, Disciplinary Counsel, and Joseph P. Turner, Jr., Assistant Disciplinary Counsel, both of Columbia, Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Mary Brown Holmes, of Ravenel, pro se. P  more

South Carolina Judicial Department's Supreme Court Issues Opinion Regarding Friends of the Earth v. SC Public Service Commission
COLUMBIA, S.C., April 26 -- The South Carolina Judicial Department's Supreme Court issued the text of the following opinions: Friends of the Earth, Appellant, v. The Public Service Commission of South Carolina, South Carolina Electric & Gas, and Office of Regulatory Staff, of whom South Carolina Electric & Gas, and Office of Regulatory Staff are Respondents. In Re:Combined Application of South Carolina Electric & Gas Company for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public  more

South Carolina Judicial Department's Supreme Court Issues Opinion Regarding Jane Matthews Moody
COLUMBIA, S.C., April 26 -- The South Carolina Judicial Department's Supreme Court issued the text of the following opinions: In the Matter of Jane Matthews Moody, Respondent. Opinion No. 26809 Submitted March 30, 2010 - Filed April 26, 2010 DEFINITE SUSPENSION Lesley M. Coggiola, Disciplinary Counsel, and Barbara M. Seymour, Deputy Disciplinary Counsel, both of Columbia, for Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Jane Matthews Moody, of Blackville, pro se. PER CURIAM: In this a  more

South Jersey Hospitals Look to Rowan U for BSN Classes; Program Celebrates 1st Anniversary Educating RNs Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
GLASSBORO, N.J., April 26 -- Rowan University issued the following news release: Rowan University recently celebrated the first anniversary of an educational program it founded in conjunction with the University of Medicine and Dentistry that is helping South Jersey nurses expand their education and become better prepared for the medical world of tomorrow. For more than a year, once a week from booming Burlington County to the Jersey Shore, instructors in Rowan's RN-to-BSN program have bee  more

Sparks City Council Approves Budget Recommendations
SPARKS, Nev., April 26 -- The city of Sparks issued the following news release: Today, by a vote of 3-2 (Salerno, Smith, Carrigan, YES / Ratti, Schmitt - NO) the Sparks City Council took action to balance the City's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010-11 budget which takes effect July 1. In order to address a $4.9 million shortfall, the City's workforce will be reduced by about 56 full-time positions. The action today includes approximately 48 employee layoffs. City revenues continue to fall below projecte  more

Special Traffic Enforcement Notification
MONTEREY, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Monterey issued the following news release: On April 28, 2010 from 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM, the Monterey Peninsula Strategic Traffic Operations and Prevention Program (S.T.O.P.P) will be conducting a special enforcement operation in the City of Monterey. The Monterey Peninsula Police Chiefs adopted S.T.O.P.P. in 2008. The mission of the S.T.O.P.P. is to issue citations for traffic violations at specific intersections and roadways where a high frequency  more

Specialty Yarns Maker to Bring 49 Jobs, $2.7 Million Investment to McDowell County
RALEIGH, N.C., April 26 -- Gov. Beverly Perdue, D-N.C., issued the following news release: Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that Spectrum Mills LLC will locate in McDowell County. The company, which will manufacture specialty textured yarns, plans to create 49 jobs and invest $2.7 million during the next three years. The project was made possible in part by a $135,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. "North Carolina remains a top choice for companies seeking to create new jobs and en  more

Specialty Yarns Maker to Bring 49 Jobs, $2.7 Million Investment to McDowell County
RALEIGH, N.C., April 26 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that Spectrum Mills LLC will locate in McDowell County. The company, which will manufacture specialty textured yarns, plans to create 49 jobs and invest $2.7 million during the next three years. The project was made possible in part by a $135,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. "North Carolina remains a top choice for companies seeking to create n  more

Spring Graduation Scheduled for April 30
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., April 26 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Jacksonville State University's Spring 2010 Graduation Ceremony will be April 30, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Paul Snow Stadium. Candidates for Graduation may find complete information on the Office of the Registrar website. (http://www.jsu.edu/registrar/graduation.html) Jacksonville State University Television Services produces LIVE television coverage of all JSU commencement ceremonies and also o  more

Spring Has Sprung
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Federal Citizen Information Center issued the following news release: The first pitch of baseball has been thrown and you got your taxes settled up with Uncle Sam. Time to sit back and enjoy all things spring, with information from the Federal Citizen Information Center: * Tend your garden: Do you like having the best looking yard on the block? Try making it both beautiful and eco-friendly, by composting and using other Earth Day inspired gardening ideas. * C  more

Squadron Strength of Air Force
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Defence: The Government constantly reviews the security environment to ensure adequate defence preparedness and combat strength of the Indian Air Force. The IAF is in the process of modernizing its fleet by procuring various aircraft including the Sukhoi - 30 MKI, the Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft, the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft, Aircraft Warning & Control System aircraft and   more

St. John's Health Center Opens in Rochester
ROCHESTER, Ill., April 25 -- St. John's Hospital issued the following news release: St. John's Hospital today officially opened a new health center in Rochester that will include Priority Care, a member of HSHS Medical Group, AthletiCare, and other outpatient services. Priority Care will offer both appointments and walk-in care to pediatric and adult patients. AthletiCare will offer physical therapy, athletic training and orthopedic physician clinics. "St. John's Health Center in Rochester  more

St. Lawrence Included in 'Greenest Colleges' Guide
CANTON, N.Y., April 26 -- St. Lawrence University issued the following news release: St. Lawrence University has been named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. In celebration of Earth Day, the organization published its first-ever Guide to 286 Green Colleges, which includes the University. Developed by The Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC, www.usgbc.org), the Guide to 286 Green Colleges is th  more

Staff Assessment on Marsh Landing Generating Station Released
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 26 -- The California Energy Commission issued the following media advisory: The California Energy Commission staff released its analysis of the proposed Marsh Landing Generating Station power plant project today. In its assessment, staff concludes that with implementation of staff's recommended mitigation measures described in the conditions of certification, the proposed 760-megawatt plant would comply with all laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (LORS).  more

Staff for Rep. Bonner to Visit Baldwin, Escambia and Monroe Counties April 28 & 29
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Ala. (1st CD), issued the following news release: A staff member from the office of U.S. Representative Jo Bonner (R-AL) will visit Escambia and Monroe counties on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 and Baldwin County on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The purpose of these visits is to meet with any constituents who may be experiencing difficulties with the federal government and who are seeking the congressman's assistance in resolving these problems. In Escamb  more

Standard and Poor Affirms City Light Bond Rating
SEATTLE, April 26 -- The city of Seattle issued the following news release: Mayor Mike McGinn announced today that Standard & Poor's (S&P) has affirmed Seattle City Light's bond rating as AA- and a stable outlook. This rating is good news for ratepayers and independent validation that City Light is in good financial condition. "Maintaining an AA- bond rating is essential for Seattle City Light to continue providing excellent service for residents of our city," said McGinn. "But we aren't o  more

State Auditor Crit Luallen to Appear Before Joint Meeting of Metro Council Committees on Monday
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 25 -- The city of Louisville issued the following news release: State Auditor Crit Luallen will appear before a first ever joint meeting of Metro Council Committees to discuss her recent findings of Metro Louisville's 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The Joint Committee Meeting of the Government Accountability and Oversight and the Budget will take place at 4:00pm on Monday, April 26th in Council Chambers. "Committee members are ready to hear and learn   more

State Department Conducts Daily Press Briefing
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of the daily press briefing: Philip J. Crowley Assistant Secretary Daily Press Briefing Washington, DC April 26, 2010 INDEX: DEPARTMENT Secretary Clinton Postpones Speech at the Virginia Military Institute/ Will Participate in Memorial Service for Dorothy Height Secretary Clinton Hosted Defense Secretary Gates for Lunch/Discussed Current Policy Issues Secretary Clinton to Deliver Re  more

State Disciplines Health Care Providers
OLYMPIA, Wash., April 26 -- The Washington state Department of Health issued the following news release: The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state. The department's Health Systems Quality Assurance Office works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 70 health care professions (e.g., medical doctors, nurses, counselors). Information about heal  more

State Health Council Schedules Meeting
BISMARCK, N.D., April 26 -- The North Dakota Department of Health issued the following news release: The State Health Council, the advisory body of the North Dakota Department of Health, will meet Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 1 p.m. via conference call. To participate in the conference call, dial 866.670.7157. Participants also may meet in the Fourth Floor Conference Room at the Gold Seal Center, 918 E. Divide Ave., in Bismarck, N.D. Anyone who needs special accommodations for the meeting  more

State Routes Reopened Rapidly; Continued Caution Urged
JACKSON, Miss., April 26 -- The Mississippi Department of Transportation issued the following news release: All state routes were passable within hours of the tornado that swept across Mississippi on Saturday, enabling rescue crews and other first responders to access the areas of Yazoo, Holmes, and Choctaw counties that were hardest hit by the storm, reported Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) District 3 Engineer Kevin Magee. After opening at least one lane on all routes for  more

Statement by County Executive Ike Leggett Regarding the Northrop Grumman Decision
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 26 -- Montgomery County issued the following statement by County Executive Ike Leggett: I am disappointed that Northrop Grumman, one of the world's leading technology and security companies, did not choose to relocate its headquarters to Montgomery County. Montgomery County, led by our Department of Economic Development, worked closely with Governor O'Malley's office, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, and our commercial real estate sector t  more

Statement by Governor Charlie Crist Regarding Earl Durden
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 25 -- Gov. Charlie Crist, R-Fla., has issued the following statement: "Earl Durden represented what is best among Florida: a life time of dedicated service to his community, a deep respect for people and a constant desire to help others. Our state may have lost a Great Floridian, but his spirit and compassion will live on and impact many generations to come. "Our thoughts and prays are with the Durden family as we all grieve the loss of this great man."  more

Statement by Secretary Timothy F. Geithner at the Development Committee (DC) Meeting
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued the following statement: Last spring, at an exceptionally dark time for the global economy, President Obama came together with other G20 leaders in London to ask the World Bank and the regional development banks to help cushion the poorest from the worst impacts of the crisis and restore liquidity for world trade flows. We asked the development banks to stretch their balance sheets, and they acted with exceptional speed and  more

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Death of Willard Wirtz
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Public Affairs (OPA) issued the following news release: U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement on the death of W. Willard Wirtz: "Willard Wirtz liked to call me '25.' So I would call him '10.' The number suited him perfectly. "There is a great story about the nation's 10th U.S. secretary of labor that has been passed down from labor secretary to labor secretary: During the Johnson Admin  more

Statement: Sanders on Financial Reform Vote
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., has issued the following news release: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after Republicans blocked the Senate from proceeding to legislation that would tighten regulation of the nation's financial system: "I am disappointed but not surprised that not a single Senate Republican voted to allow us to proceed to consideration of Wall Street reform. I hope they reconsider. To my mind, it is absolutely i  more

States Make the Case for Building Essential Transportation Capacity
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The American Association of State Highway and Transportation issued the following news release: * Workers with a 30-minute commute lose nearly three full work days a year sitting in traffic. In large cities like Los Angeles, delays exceed 60 hours a year. * In the past decade, Texas added more than 3.8 million people. * Kansas estimates it will take $1 billion to unstop the bottlenecks choking Interstate travel. As the evidence shows, travel is greatly out-di  more

Statewide Nursing Honor Society Modeled After PSC Program
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill., April 26 -- Prairie State College issued the following news release: Prairie State College (PSC) founded the first nursing honor society for community colleges, and now others are following in the college's footsteps. The Illinois Organization of Associate Degree Nursing has established a statewide honor society modeled after the PSC Nursing Honorary Society. This is the first statewide honor society established for associate degree nursing programs taught in a co  more

Steelworkers Outraged Over Arizona's Shameful Immigration Bill
PITTSBURGH, April 26 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: The United Steelworkers (USW) union is proud of its long history of fighting to preserve American jobs while at the same time supporting common sense immigration reform that protects the rights of individuals in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. "The recent law passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed by Gov. Brewer is nothing more that a pitiful attempt to pander to those in the political spectrum   more

Stenehjem & State Pharmacists to Launch New Program
BISMARCK, N.D., April 26 -- The North Dakota Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will join the North Dakota Pharmacists Association and the Board of Pharmacy in announcing the new pharmaceutical "Take Away" program, a companion to the "Take Back" program Stenehjem launched in December 2009. The announcement will take place at 2:30 PM today, April 24, 2010, at the Grand International Inn in Minot, in conjunction with the annual convention of   more

Stephen Clapp to Teach Violin Master Class at Marylhurst University
MARYLHURST, Ore., April 26 -- Marylhurst University issued the following news release: Stephen Clapp, one of the most respected violinists and teachers in the country, will teach a master class hosted by the American Strings Teachers Association (ASTA) and Marylhurst University's department of music. Four young violinists will be selected by ASTA to perform for the class. Clapp served as dean of The Juilliard School from 1994 to 2007, and he has been a member of its violin faculty since 19  more

Storm Closes Lanes on I-55
JACKSON, Miss., April 24 -- The Mississippi Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorists that both northbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Pickens are closed due to damages caused by the storm system that moved through the state on Saturday, April 24. Both northbound lanes of I-55 near Holmes County Park at Mile Marker 151 north of Pickens are closed, MDOT is reporting. One southbound lane  more

Story Ideas for Media
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26 -- Ohio State University issued the following news release: News Obama advisors to discuss the President's vision for a clean energy economy - May 4. What will transportation look like in 2099? The Ohio State University is hosting a national conference, Moving Ahead 2010: Sustainable Transportation Solutions for the 21st Century May 2-4 at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. The conference offers sessions on biofuels, electric vehicles, the future of oil, mass tran  more

Stranded Pupils Return to School
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, April 26 -- The Birmingham City Council issued the following news release: Pupils and teachers who were unable to start term after being stranded on a cultural visit to America for eight days will return to school tomorrow (Tuesday, April 27th). The group of 58 schoolchildren and eight members of staff from Bournville School made use of the time by securing a trip to the White House last Friday. Tomorrow morning pupils will be reunited with their parents, te  more

Strength of Submarines
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Defence: Government constantly reviews the security environment and accordingly decides induction of appropriate equipment including submarines for Navy. This is a continuous process undertaken for the modernisation of Armed Forces to keep them in a state of readiness to meet any eventuality. Acceptance of Necessity for the construction of additional submarines under Project - 75 (India  more

Strickland, Patt-McDaniel Announce Tax Credits to Create, And Retain More Than 3,322 Jobs
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26 -- The Ohio Department of Development issued the following news release: Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Ohio Department of Development Director Lisa Patt-McDaniel today announced that the Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved Job Creation Tax Credits for 16 businesses involved in projects that, if located in Ohio, are expected to create 1,681 jobs and retain 1,641 positions for Ohioans. "These strategic investments are aimed at creating jobs in Ohio today, while  more

Student Activities Continue During Last Week of Classes
MCKEESPORT, Pa., April 26 -- Pennsylvania State University Greater Allegheny issued the following news release: During the last week of classes, a variety of activities will be occurring on campus and in the community for students to attend. The last band of the academic year will be performing on Thursday, April 29 during common period. The Screaming Orphans, four funny, high-spirited musically-obsessed sisters from Ireland will set-up to play outside the Student Community Center, weather  more

Student Arrested for Acquaintance Rape
ARCATA, Calif., April 26 -- Humboldt State University issued the following news release by Paul Mann: Humboldt State University Police arrested a 19-year-old Humboldt State University freshman Friday night for an acquaintance rape that allegedly took place in the early morning of Sunday, April 19. The incident reportedly occurred in the campus residence halls. Scott Andrew Mailly was arrested without incident at an off-campus apartment complex in Arcata. He was booked into the Humboldt Cou  more

Student Employees, Supervisor Honored
MELBOURNE, Fla., April 26 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Four Florida Institute of Technology student employees were honored at the 2010 Student Employee of the Year Awards in April. The annual ceremony recognizes outstanding students and their contributions to the university. Students who earn recognition show balance between academics, work and community involvement. Jacqueline Vaughn, employed by the City of Vero Beach, received the Intern of the Y  more

Student Leader Legacy Scholarship Awarded at Penn College
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., April 26 -- Pennsylvania College of Technology issued the following news release: Fundraising efforts by Pennsylvania College of Technology's Student Government Association have resulted in another scholarship award for a returning student. Megan R. Pennington, of Baltimore, was selected from a field of 18 applicants to receive a $1,000 Student Leader Legacy Scholarship award for the 2010-11 academic year. Outgoing SGA President Kyle M. Pfueller presented Pennington wit  more

Student Receives Dr. Kerry Bruce Clark Scholarship
MELBOURNE, Fla., April 26 -- Florida Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Florida Institute of Technology student and marine biology major Helen Croce received the Dr. Kerry Bruce Clark Endowed Scholarship in Marine Biology. Croce was publicly recognized on April 22 during the Honors Convocation in the Gleason Performing Arts Center on campus. The award is based on merit. A junior, Croce earned the award for her strong academic record, her participation in department   more

Student's Theater Design Work Selected for International Exhibition
LAWRENCE, Kan., April 26 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The set design for "Book of Days," created by Elizabeth "Biz" Grim, a master's student in theatre design at the University of Kansas, has been selected for inclusion in "Emerge," the USA Student Exhibit at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space in the Czech Republic. The 12th Prague Quadrennial, which will take place June 16-26, 2011, in the Veletrzmi Palace, is the largest event o  more

Students Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
BATON ROUGE, La., April 26 -- Louisiana State University-Shreveport issued the following news release: The LSU Shreveport chapter of Phi Kappa Phi held its 2010 Initiation Ceremony Sunday, April 25, 2010 on the 3rd floor of the Noel Memorial Library. Thirty juniors and 29 seniors met the stringent requirements and accepted membership into Phi Kappa Phi, which is the nation's oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The society's mission is to recognize and promote acad  more

Students Plan Marriage Equality Event April 28
FREDONIA, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York at Fredonia issued the following news release: On Wednesday, April 28, at SUNY Fredonia, students will gather to take charge of what they see as one of the most controversial civil rights issues of their generation: marriage equality. Starting at 1 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater, individuals representing various campus groups will lead their peers in a Day of Action for Marriage Equality. Adam Malchoff and Ryan Quinn are stu  more

Summer Registration for Classes Underway at Pellissippi State
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 25 -- Pellissippi State Technical Community College issued the following news release: Pellissippi State Community College's registration for summer classes continues until May 27. Choose from courses offered full term, June 1-July 27; first session, June 1-June 28; and second session, July 1-July 29. The deadline to apply and register for full term or first session is May 27. The deadline for second session is June 29. Pellissippi State has four campuses in Knox  more

Sunday Update: Weather Damage Reported in Mississippi
PEARL, Miss., April 25 -- The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Initial damage assessment teams assembled from local jurisdictions throughout the state along with MEMA representatives began damage assessments today in the hardest hit areas following Saturday's severe storms. New information reported today since 11:30 a.m. to the State Emergency Operations Center in Pearl is bold below: * Attala: 35 homes damaged and seven injuries. * Chocta  more

SUNY Oneonta Marketing Club Finishes Seventh in National Competition
ONEONTA, N.Y., April 26 -- The State University of New York at Oneonta issued the following news release: OnMark, the Marketing Club of the SUNY College at Oneonta, placed seventh of 190 colleges and universities in the nationwide competition at the American Marketing Association Intercollegiate Conference in New Orleans earlier this month. Clubs were judged on a number of factors, including professional development, community service, web presence, overall operations, internal and externa  more

Survey Shows That Among Whites, Tea Party Supporters More Willing Than Others to Curtail Civil Liberties
SEATTLE, Wash., April 26 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: A new University of Washington survey shows that whites who are strong supporters of the tea party are apparently less committed to freedom and equality than those who oppose or are unenthusiastic about the movement. "Our survey suggests that among tea partiers, there's less dedication to certain civil liberties," said Christopher S. Parker, a UW assistant professor of political science who leads th  more

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Sadden by Passing of Dorothy Height
DALLAS, April 26 -- The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation issued the following news release: Civil rights activist and women's empowerment leader embodied similar values as the world's leading breast cancer organization When Dorothy Height began her 80-year career as a civil rights activist, she faced an uphill battle, yet as The New York Times stated last week, the American social landscape looks as it does today in no small part to her work. Height was often overlooked and given l  more

SUSD Nutrition Services Partners with Health-e Living Web Site
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 26 -- The Scottsdale Unified School District issued the following news release: Scottsdale Unified School District's Nutrition Services department provides students healthy and nutritious meal options. Each week, Nutritional Services serves 18,300 breakfasts and 54,700 lunches to SUSD students at 31 campuses. Now, parents will be able learn more about the meals that SUSD provides via the Health-e Living Web site. Health-e Living is a complete Web service that is de  more

Suspected AQI Member, 8 Associates Arrested in Baghdad
BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 26 -- The Unites States Forces - Iraq issued the following news release: Iraqi Security Forces arrested a suspected AQI member and eight suspected AQI associates during joint security operations conducted in Baghdad and Baqubah today. ISF and U.S. advisors searched several buildings for a suspected AQI member who is an alleged IED facilitator responsible for numerous IED attacks in the greater Baghdad area. Information and evidence gathered at the scene in Baghdad l  more

Take the First Step
TULSA, Okla., April 26 -- Tulsa Community College issued the following news release: Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and Tulsa Community College are partnering to offer a free college information seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 29 at the TCC Education Outreach Center, 2201 S. Garnett Road. Steps for Success is designed to provide prospective students and their parents with strategies and resources to successfully complete an associate degree at TCC and a bachelor's degree at OSU-Tulsa.   more

Take The Train to the Track! Enjoy Five Days of World-Class Sports Car Racing At Lime Rock Race Park This Summer
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority issued the following news release: For the first time, MTA Metro-North Railroad has teamed up with Lime Rock Race Park on an action-packed race and rail Getaway Package for the 2010 summer season. On Wednesday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lime Rock will host a sneak preview of their new season at Grand Central Terminal in the old Taxi Stand on the Vanderbilt Avenue side of the building. The preview will feat  more

Tax Tribunal Affirms Department's License Revocation Of Cigarette Wholesaler For Tax Law Violations
ALBANY, N.Y., April 26 -- The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued the following news release: New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Acting Commissioner Jamie Woodward today announced that a decision by the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal affirmed the Department's cancellation of licenses granted to Gutlove & Shirvint, Inc. - a Queens-based cigarette stamping agent, wholesaler, and distributor of tobacco products - for various violations of state tax law, i  more

Temple University Provost Lisa Staiano-Coico Appointed President Of The City College Of New York
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The City University of New York issued the following news release: The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. Lisa Staiano-Coico, Temple University provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, as the twelfth president of the University's founding institution, The City College of New York. A nationally prominent educator and researcher in microbiology and immunology, Dr. Staiano-Coico served as executive director of the Tri-  more

Ten Students from Military Families Receiving Scholarships as Part of K-State Partnership With Fort Riley
MANHATTAN, Kan., April 26 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Fort Riley has a community-based, combined scholarship program where local civic and corporate sponsors donate money and award scholarships to local students and spouses of Fort Riley military families. Kansas State University is now in its second year of partnering with Fort Riley on this effort, allowing students the opportunity to pursue college. "The growth of this partnership scholarship program is  more

Tennis: RLC Falls 7-2 in Region XXIV Final with Lewis & Clark
GODFREY, Ill., April 26 -- Rend Lake College issued the following news release: Rend Lake College ended its season with a 7-2 loss to Lewis & Clark Community College in Saturday's Region XXIV Women's Tennis final in Godfrey. Singles medalists for The Lake included Lindsey Waters (Salem) winning 6-0, 2-6, 10-7; and Bethany Toms (Benton) winning 7-6 (5), 6-4.  more

Tester Rejects Pay Raise For Congress
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has issued the following news release: While Montanans 'struggle to make ends meet,' Senator votes to kill pay hike Senator Jon Tester is again pushing members of Congress to join him in rejecting a Congressional pay raise. After voting in the Senate to kill an automatic pay increase next year, Tester joined a bipartisan group of Senators urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House of Representatives to also shoot down the id  more

Tester Statement On Banning Senate's Secret 'Holds'
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has issued the following news release: Senator pushes to end practice of 'singlehandedly' stalling legislation Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after pledging to not place secret holds on nominees or legislation and calling on all Senators to end the practice: "Like most Montanans, I have a hard time understanding how one Senator can singlehandedly bring the Senate's work to a grinding halt, without  more

Tester Statement On Deployment Of Montana National Guard Troops
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has issued the following news release: Senator Jon Tester, a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, today released the following statement in response to news (http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=13484) that the U.S. Department of Defense plans to deploy about 700 members of the Montana National Guard to support "Operation New Dawn" in Iraq. "Sharla and I join all Montanans in supporting Montana's  more

Tester: Browning Business Expects To Create 40-50 Jobs With New Port Contract
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has issued the following news release: Port of Del Bonita contract significantly less than original cost estimate Senator Jon Tester today said Browning-based Willow Creek Construction expects to create 40-50 jobs with a $5.8 million contract it received last week to rebuild the dilapidated Port of Del Bonita, on Montana's northern border with Canada. "For the security of our entire country, all of Montana's ports need to b  more

Texas Attorney General's Fugitive Unit Arrests 13 Convicted Sex Offenders in Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO, April 26 -- The Texas Attorney General issued the following news release: During a weeklong Bexar County fugitive crackdown, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's Fugitive Unit arrested 13 previously convicted sex offenders. The sweep's results add to the more than 1,000 sexual predators arrested by the attorney general's Fugitive and Cyber Crimes units. The attorney general's investigators, in cooperation with local, state and federal law enforcement officials, arrested three   more

Texas Bluegrass Group to Perform at Fullerton Market
FULLERTON, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Fullerton issued the following news release: A touch of the Lone Star State will come to Fullerton Thursday, May 20, when the bluegrass group "Salt Creek Band" performs at the outdoor Fullerton Market. Open from 4-8:30 p.m., Fullerton Market offers farm-fresh produce, flowers, fresh-baked breads, arts and crafts, and activities for children. In addition to the traditional favorites, new vendors will be added each week. Admission to the market  more

Textbook Rental Program Introduced
LA PLUME, Pa., April 26 -- Keystone College issued the following news release: Starting this summer, students at Keystone College will have a new and more economical way to obtain their textbooks. The college has entered into an agreement with the Follett Higher Education Group, which runs the campus bookstore, to begin a textbook rental program enabling students to save significantly on the cost of their textbooks. For generations, college students have had to purchase either new or us  more

The Freer Gallery of Art Presents 'A Deeper Look at 'Surface Beauty''
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following news release: The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art will present an online interactive colloquium for national and international artists, scholars, art historians and the general public May 12 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. EDT. The colloquium will use the Freer's exhibition "Surface Beauty: American Art and Freer's Aesthetic Vision" as a catalyst for exploring the intricate cross-cultural connections that lie beneath the surf  more

The HSUS Applauds Passage of Florida Horse Protection Bill
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Humane Society issued the following news release: The Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal protection organization, applauds the Florida legislature for passing a bill to protect Florida horses from slaughter and now urges Gov. Charlie Crist to immediately sign the bill into law. SB 1708, sponsored by Sen. Victor Crist, R-Tampa, and HB 765, sponsored by Rep. Luis Garcia, D-Miami, were introduced in response to incidents of horses bein  more

The National Salt Reduction Initiative: Steps in the Right Direction Says the American Heart Association
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: The American Heart Association and the National Salt Reduction Initiative, a national collaboration led by the City of New York, share a common goal - to gradually lower the amount of sodium (salt) in the American diet. "Lowering sodium is essential to reversing the trend of more Americans developing high blood pressure - a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke," said Nancy Brown, the chief exe  more

The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., to Receive the 2010 Louis E. Martin Great American Award
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Rainbow PUSH Coalition issued the following news release: The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has announced that it will honor the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and one of America's foremost religious, political and civil rights leaders, with the 2010 Louis E. Martin Great American Award at its 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner, April 27, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington. Reverend Jacks  more

The South Carolina Judicial Department's Court of Appeals Issues Opinion Regarding Carroll v. SCDMV
COLUMBIA, S.C., April 26 -- The South Carolina Judicial Department's Court of Appeals issued the text of the following opinions: David Carroll, Appellant, v. South Carolina Department of Public Safety and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Defendants, Of whom South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is the, Respondent. Appeal From Administrative Law Court John McLeod, Administrative Law Court Judge Opinion No. 4678 Heard March 3, 2010 - Filed April 26, 2010   more

Theatre Professor Rhett Luedtke Named Top Undergraduate Teacher
NEWBERG, Ore., April 26 -- George Fox University issued the following news release: Rhett Luedtke, a theatre professor at George Fox University since 2003, was named recipient of the university's Faculty Achievement Award for Undergraduate Teaching for the 2009-10 academic year. Luedtke, an associate professor of theatre, primarily teaches acting and directing courses while also directing many of the school's main-stage productions and overseeing the University Players, a traveling troupe   more

Thierer Comments on Supreme Court Taking Video Game Case
WASHINGTON, April 26 --The Progress and Freedom Foundation issued the following media advisory: Today the Supreme Court took up EMA v. Schwarzenegger, reviewing a lower court's decision to throw out a California law, which banned the sale and rental of violent video games to anyone under 18 years of age. This will be the first major First Amendment case regarding video game speech rights heard by our nation's highest court. The following statement may be attributed to Adam Thierer, Presiden  more

Third Meeting of BASIC Ministers Concludes
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Environment and Forests: The third meeting of BASIC Ministers on climate change expressed their determination to continue to show leadership in acting on climate change.Regarding the finance, they elaborates that the commitments to provide finance must be operationalised and should be provided by developed countries and it must balance adaptation and mitigation, not only in the next th  more

Thirteen K-State Students Earn Prizes at Annual Rendering Competition
MANHATTAN, Kan., April 26 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Thirteen Kansas State University students received prizes in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design's 17th annual Student Rendering Competition. The renderings are on display in Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery through Friday, April 30. The gallery is free and is open to the public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Of the 62 entries in the blind competition, 15 were selected by the jurors for special r  more

This Week's Schedule
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The House Armed Service Committee issued the following weekly hearing schedule: The House Armed Services Committee announces the following schedule for the week of April 26 - April 30, 2010: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. - 2118 Rayburn - Open The Readiness Subcommittee will receive testimony on Fiscal Year 2011 Army Reserve, Army National Guard, and Air National Guard Training and Operations. Witnesses: Lieutenant General Jack Stultz, USA Chief   more

Three Language Formula for Linguistic Minorities
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Minority Affairs: The Government has informed the Rajya Sabha that the report of National Commission for Religious & Linguistic Minorities( NCRLM), inter alia, states that a three-language formula should be implemented everywhere in the country making it compulsory for the authorities to include in it the mother tongue of every child - including especially, Urdu and Punjabi. Giving this  more

Thruway Authority Announces Time Warner Aerial Cable Crossing Work Will Necessitate Brief Traffic Stops on I-84
ALBANY, N.Y., April 26 -- The New York State Thruway Authority issued the following news release: The New York State Thruway Authority today announced that Time Warner Cable will be performing aerial cable crossing work that will necessitate brief road closures and associated traffic stops at Exit 6 (Newburgh, Montgomery, NY 17K) on I-84, on Tuesday, April 27, weather permitting. The stops are scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, weather permitting. A westbound traffic stop will be in place a  more

Thunderbirds Fly Super Bowl Champions
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La., April 26 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command issued the following news by Tech. Sgt. Russ Martin, Thunderbirds Public Affairs: Super Bowl XLIV champions Drew Brees and Jabari Greer of the National Football League's New Orleans Saints experienced "air dominance" in a different fashion April 23, going for a ride in a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcon. The Super Bowl champions, known for their prolific passing attack throu  more

Thursday Reception Honors Six NJC Retirees
STERLING, Colo., April 26 -- Northeastern Junior College issued the following news release: Northeastern Junior College will take time this week to honor six retirees who represent a total of 156 years of service to the students, faculty and staff at the school. Glenda Blaine, Linda Frick, Theresa Gardner, Renee Johnson, Janie Marin and Leland Williams will be guests of honor during a reception to be held Thursday, April 29th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the afternoon. The reception will   more

Tiahrt Office Accepting Service Academy Nominations
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan. (4th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-Goddard) announced that his office is accepting U.S. military academy nominations from high school seniors graduating in 2011. A nomination is a prerequisite for being considered for an appointment to a U.S. military academy. Nominations are available through many sources, including the military services; however, approximately 75 percent of all appointments are cho  more

Title Winning Crew Honored by Liberty League
GENEVA, N.Y., April 26 -- Hobart and William Smith Colleges issued the following news release: For the seventh time this season and the third week in a row, the Hobart varsity eight has been named the Liberty League Men's Rowing Boat of the Week. The Statesmen won their fifth consecutive Liberty League Championship over the weekend. Hobart, unbeaten in the five previous varsity eight races at the Liberty League Championships, maintained its strangle hold on the conference crown with an ope  more

Titus Statement on Signing of TRICARE Affirmation Act
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada's Third District released the following statement today on the President's signing of the TRICARE Affirmation Act, which explicitly states that TRICARE and nonappropriated fund (NAF) health plans meet all of the health care requirements for individual health insurance under the recently enacted health care reform law. "The brave men and women who are serving our c  more

Today's Sparks City Council Highlights
SPARKS, Nev., April 26 -- The city of Sparks issued the following meeting highlights: The following are highlights of today's Sparks City Council meeting: Victorian Square Improvements - The City Council voted to award a contract to Q&D Construction in the amount of $1,224,144 to construct public infrastructure improvements to move forward on the Victorian Square Development Plan. The project will connect two one-way streets from the cinema fountain to Victorian Avenue and surrounding sid  more

Togo-Born US Sailor Interprets, Teaches African Sailors
DAKAR, Senegal, April 25 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) John Stratton, USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) Public Affairs: A U.S. Sailor, born and raised in the Togolese Republic, found herself back in Africa on a unique mission aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) supporting Africa Partnership Station (APS) West in April 2010. Operations Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Chirstelle Byll moved to Baltimore at 19. Joining the U.S. Navy in December  more

Town Hall Meeting
WILMINGTON, N.C., April 26 -- New Hanover County issued the following news releases: Join New Hanover County Commissioners for the first of a series of town hall meetings. The public meetings are designed to afford citizens the opportunity to share their input directly with elected officials on any number of issues affecting quality of life, county services and other topics. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Williston Auditorium of the Cap  more

Town of Mansfield Issues Council Agenda for April 26 Meeting
MANSFIELD, Conn., April 26 -- The Mansfield Town Council issued the following meeting agendas: COUNCIL CHAMBERS AUDREY P. BECK MUNICIPAL BUILDING 7:30 p.m. AGENDA CALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF MINUTES PUBLIC HEARING 1. An Ordinance Regarding Off Street Residential Rental Property (Item #5, 03-22-10 Agenda) OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL REPORT OF THE TOWN MANAGER REPORTS AND COMMENTS OF COUNCIL MEMBERS OLD BUSINESS 2. An Ordinance Re  more

Trails End Ribbon Cutting
WILMINGTON, N.C., April 26 -- New Hanover County issued the following news releases: Just in time for the boating season, New Hanover County residents and visitors have a new place to float their boat. New Hanover County Commission Chairman Jason Thompson was joined by Parks Advisory Board members and officials with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission in officially opening the Trails End Park and Boating Access Area today. The newest addition to the New Hanover County parks inventory allo  more

Training to Air Force Pilots
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Defence: The IAF trainee pilots have not proceeded to Stage - II training without undergoing the basic Stage-I training. After a fatal accident on the HPT-32 aircraft on July 31, 2009, a decision was taken by Air Headquarters to ground the HPT-32 aircraft fleet. Stage-1 of flying training is now being imparted on Kiran MK I aircraft. Currently, trainees are undergoing full stipulated  more

Trees Down in Yazoo, Holmes and Madison Counties Due to Severe Weather in the State
JACKSON, Miss., April 24 -- The Mississippi Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to announce the following traffic alerts to motorists traveling in Yazoo, Holmes and Madison Counties. Due to severe weather in the state, trees are down on several highways across the state. Motorists are asked to avoid the highways listed below due to trees and debris across the highway. * Highway 51 from Madison Cou  more

TRICARE Affirmation Act Signed into Law
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. (1st CD), issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich, member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on H.R. 4887, the TRICARE Affirmation Act, which the President signed into law. "Quality, affordable health care for our brave men and women in uniform is a promise our nation must keep. The TRICARE Affirmation Act reassures our military service members and their families  more

Tucumcari Extension Workshop Offers Information on Wheat Production in Dry Conditions
LAS CRUCES, N.M., April 26 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news by Audry Olmsted: In an effort to keep producers in the forefront of the latest information about wheat crops, the Quay County Extension Service is offering a free workshop to anyone interested in getting the most yield out of their harvest in dryland conditions. The "Spring Wheat Production Workshop and Variety Trial Evaluation" will be May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. "The goal of the workshop is to look  more

Tunisia: Quash Unfair Convictions
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: The Tunisian authorities should quash the convictions against a journalist and an activist for their involvement in protests against unemployment and other grievances in a mining region of Gafsa province in 2008, Human Rights Watch said today. Fahem Boukadous and Hassan bin Abdullah were convicted after unfair trials in which the defense was not allowed to present witnesses. Their appeals are scheduled for April 27,  more

Two Harrisburg Men Sentenced Last Week for Drug Trafficking
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: Dennis C. Pfannenschmidt, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that Donald Hunt, age 37, and Nathan Morales, age 28, both of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, were sentenced last week by United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner for their involvement in a drug trafficking organization. Judge Conner sentenced Donald Hunt to a   more

Two Mercer Students Earn Fulbright Grants for Study after Graduation
MACON, Ga., April 26 -- Mercer University issued the following news release: Two Mercer University students have earned Fulbright grants to address problems in Asia through research and activism. Hannah Vann, a women's and gender studies major from Rome, and Kathryn Doornbos, a biology major from Brasstown, N.C., both earned grants from the highly competitive program to extend their interests beyond graduation. The two are both graduating May 15. Doornbos plans to study tick-borne illness in   more

Two New Scrap Tire Market Development Grants to Increase Reuse of Scrap Tires in Michigan
LANSING, Mich., April 26 -- The Michigan Natural Resources and Environment issued the following news release: The Department of Natural Resources and Environment announced today that two grants totaling $303,100 have been awarded to Michigan companies to provide for the increased reuse of scrap tires. Steel Supply and Engineering of Grand Rapids will receive a $265,000 grant to reimburse 50 percent of the cost to purchase equipment, and conduct research and development on a new commercial st  more

U-2 Pilot Avoids Crash, Earns Trophy
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., April 26 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command issued the following news by Tech. Sgt. Luke Johnson, 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs: Late one evening last winter, A U-2 Dragon Lady departed Beale on a routine high-flight, training mission, but as the mission progressed, things started to go terribly wrong. "I began a decent to come into to Beale after about four-and-half hours," said Lt. Col. Joseph Santucci, commander of the 99th Reconnaissance Squ  more

U.S. Chamber Calls on Senate to Revive Bipartisan Financial Regulatory Reform
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today called on the Senate to revive its bipartisan effort on financial regulatory reform and warned that failure to fix the bill could harm America's economy and job creation. "The American economic recovery depends on getting these reforms right so that businesses of all sizes can get the cash they need to create new jobs and invest in their future," said David Hirschman  more

U.S. Chamber Rolls Out Health Care Primer to Guide Employers
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release: At an event today focusing on the issues and timeline surrounding businesses complying with the new health care law, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce unveiled its new detailed primer entitled, "Critical Employer Issues in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," (http://www.uschamber.com/publications/reports/100426_critical_employer_issues_ppaca.htm) to guide employers through the process of transition  more

U.S. Chamber to Collaborate with Junior Achievement to Inspire Young Entrepreneurs
DENVER, April 26 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce brought its American Free Enterprise.Dream Big (http://www.freeenterprise.com/). campaign to Denver today, picking up the endorsement of the Denver Chamber of Commerce and announcing a collaboration between the National Chamber Foundation (http://www.ncf.uschamber.com/) and Junior Achievement's (http://www.ja.org/) Be Entrepreneurial program, an effort to inspire young entrepreneu  more

U.S. Congresswoman Betsy Markey to Deliver Commencement Address at Otero Junior College
LA JUNTA, Colo., April 26 -- Otero Junior College issued the following news release: U.S. Congresswoman Betsy Markey will be the commencement speaker at Otero Junior College's 68th Commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. on May 1 in the McDivitt Center Gymnasium. Representative Betsy Markey is currently serving Colorado's Fourth Congressional District. She was elected to Congress on November 4th, 2008 and has represented the people of the Fourth Congressional District since January 6th, 2009.   more

U.S. Department of Education Official to Host Ten9eight Documentary Viewing
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following news release: Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will host a special screening of TEN9EIGHT, an inspirational documentary by Mary Mazzio about students who have overcome challenging circumstances to compete in an annual business plan competition in New York City. Following the screening, Assistant Deputy Secretary Shelton will moderate a discussion with Mary Mazzio,  more

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education to Speak on Panel Discussing K-12 Education Reform at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following news release: U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Leadership and Innovation in K-12 Education System Reform," at the Milken Institute Global Conference on Tuesday, April 27 in Los Angeles. Other participants in the panel discussion include Eli Broad, founder, The Broad Foundations; Kevin Guitterrez, deputy superintendent, Louisiana Recovery School Distri  more

U.S. Education Department Official to Hold Community Meeting in Prince George's County on Turning Around Maryland's Lowest-Performing Schools
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following news release: Alberto Retana, director of community outreach for the U.S. Department of Education, will meet with community members, educators, parents and students Tuesday in Lanham, Md., to discuss funding available to Maryland to turn around its lowest-performing schools. He also will review plans to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and discuss the role of parents and the community in promot  more

U.S. Marshals Capture Harrisburg Murder Suspect in York
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Marshals Service issued the following news release: U.S. Marshal Michael R. Regan announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Freddie Jones in York, Pennsylvania. Jones was being sought on an arrest warrant, dated April 1, 2010, and signed by Magisterial District Judge Lavon A. Postelle in Harrisburg. During the evening hours of March 29, 2010, a shooting occurred in the area of Kittatinny and Hummel S  more

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Joins Hispanic Scholarship Fund Leaders to Announce Parental Engagement National Media Campaign
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following news release: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Hispanic Scholarship Fund's (HSF's) Chairman Raul R. Romero, and President and CEO Frank Alvarez to announce HSF's new national campaign to help Latino families plan for and succeed in college at 10:30 a.m. ET, Tuesday, April 27, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The bilingual campaign, "Tus Palabras de Hoy/Your Words Today," will provide Latino par  more

UA Engineering Student Awarded Goldwater Scholarship
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., April 26 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news release: For the fourth consecutive year, a student from The University of Alabama has been named a Goldwater Scholar, receiving one of the country's most elite academic scholarships. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence Foundation selected Daniel Gerber among 278 students nationwide to receive scholarships covering the costs of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year. T  more

UAB to Celebrate Commencement May 8; Ceremonies May Be Viewed Live Online
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 26 -- The University of Alabama at Birmingham issued the following news release: Spring commencement at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will be conducted in two ceremonies Saturday, May 8 at Bartow Arena, 617 13th St. South. The ceremonies will include about half of the 2,388 spring graduates. Ceremonies for the UAB College of Arts and Sciences and the UAB School of Education will begin at 9:30 a.m.; ceremonies for the schools of Business, Engineering,  more

UAM Historian Wins National, State Awards for Book on Battle of Prairie Grove
MONTICELLO, Ark., April 26 -- The University of Arkansas at Montiecello issued the following news release: Professor William L. Shea of the University of Arkansas at Monticello has received two prestigious awards for his latest book, Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign. The Civil War Round Table of New York announced recently that Shea is the winner of the Fletcher Pratt Literary Award for the best book published on the American Civil War in 2009. Shea will receive the award at a d  more

UAMS Offers Free Hearing Screenings
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 26 -- The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences issued the following news release: Free hearing screenings will be offered every Thursday in May, beginning May 6, by the audiology clinic at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Screenings will be offered from 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. in the clinic on the third floor of the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, 501 Jack Stephens Drive. Only a limited number of screenings are  more

UB Anderson Gallery: Paul Jenkins in the 1960s and 1970s: Space, Color and Light
BUFFALO, N.Y., April 26 -- The University at Buffalo issued the following news release: The University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery is presenting an exhibition titled Paul Jenkins in the 1960s and 1970s: Space, Color and Light through Aug. 22. The gallery at One Martha Jackson Place (off Englewood Avenue between Main Street and Kenmore Avenue) is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. For information, call 716-829-3754. The exhibition is free and open   more

UB Chefs to Serve Rachael Ray 'Magic Moment' Meal to Students
BUFFALO, N.Y., April 26 -- The University at Buffalo issued the following news release: When celebrity chef Rachael Ray chose the University at Buffalo as the backdrop for a celebratory meal in her wildly popular magazine, the chefs and managers of university food service knew just how to handle it: They got ready to cook. At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, UB Campus Dining will serve about 30 members of the Student Advisory Board and selected staff that celebratory meal featured in "Ever  more

UC San Diego Physicists Locate Long Lost Soviet Reflector on Moon
LA JOLLA, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following news by Kim McDonald: A team of physicists led by a professor at UC San Diego has pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector left on the lunar surface by the Soviet Union nearly 40 years ago that many scientists had unsuccessfully searched for and never expected would be found. The French-built laser reflector was sent aboard the unmanned Luna 17 mission, which landed on the moon Novemb  more

UC San Diego's Wireless Research and Education Network Provides a Vital Link for New Data on Easter Sunday Earthquake
LA JOLLA, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following news by Jan Zverina: In the weeks following the magnitude 7.2 Easter Sunday earthquake that had much of southern California rocking and rolling more than it has in almost 20 years, many residents became acutely aware of every aftershock. For seismologists and geophysicists, it meant a wealth of new data - and new clues about whether this temblor could trigger a larger, more deadly earthquake along the  more

UC Students Mobilize for Haiti
BERKELEY, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California issued the following news by Donna Hemmila: More than three months after the 7.0 earthquake tore through Haiti, killing more than 300,000 and leaving millions homeless, a group of UC students and faculty have vowed to aid the devastated Caribbean nation in its recovery. More than 200 students and faculty attended the student-organized UC Haiti Spring Summit on Saturday, April 24. The event, organized by UC Berkeley student Tu Tran  more

UCSC Graduate Students to Showcase Digital Art with Social Impact
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following news release: Fourteen graduate students from UCSC's Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A. Program (DANM) will conclude two years of artistic study with "Things That Are Possible"--an exhibition of their work running April 30 through May 9 at the campus's new Digital Arts and Research Center. The exhibition will examine digital art with social impact, featuring interactive installations plus audio,   more

UGA Professors Featured in Appalachia Environmental History Series
ATHENS, Ga., April 26 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: Two University of Georgia professors--Charles Hudson, retired professor of anthropology, and John Inscoe, professor of Southern history-- explore the rich history of the Appalachian Mountains on PBS this month in Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People. Both scholars served as advisers to the series in addition to being in front of the camera. The series, ten years in the making, is the first environme  more

UI Awarded $15 Million Contract to Continue Fish Passage Research
IOWA CITY, Iowa, April 26 -- The University of Iowa's College of Engineering issued the following news release: IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering (IIHR), a part of the University of Iowa College of Engineering, recently received a new five-year, $15 million contract from Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County (Grant Co. PUD), in the state of Washington. Over the next five years, IIHR will provide hydraulic modeling and analysis for Grant Co. PUD to improve the design of fish passage s  more

UI Department of Health and Sport Studies Awards Scholarships
IOWA CITY, Iowa, April 26 -- The University of Iowa's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department issued the following news release: The University of Iowa Department of Health and Sport Studies has awarded 12 undergraduate students and 13 graduate students scholarships for exemplary academic performance. Students will receive the scholarships, totaling more than $89,000 for the 2010-11 academic year. The scholarships are funded by donations from former faculty and graduates. Recipient  more

UI Experts Coordinate Special Journal of Heredity Issue on Evolution of Sex
IOWA CITY, Iowa, April 26 -- The University of Iowa's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department issued the following news release: Why is sexual reproduction so common, and why did sex evolve in the first place? That question was center-stage at a 2009 University of Iowa symposium attended by about 130 researchers from around the world, and now it will be reflected in the publication of a series of articles in the Journal of Heredity, whose March/April 2010 supplementary issue is dev  more

UI REACH Students Receive Certificates at First Convocation May 7
IOWA CITY, Iowa, April 26 -- The University of Iowa's College of Education issued the following news release: Like many other University of Iowa students, Stephen Schumacher can't wait to put his new skills to work at his first post-college job. "This certificate shows that I know how to work in an office, start my own business and how to market and sell things," said Schumacher, 23, a Reno, Nevada, native who plans to pursue a career at the VA Medical Center in Reno or at a warehouse.   more

UL Lafayette Engineering Students Place in Robotics Competition
LAFAYETTE, La., April 26 -- The University of Louisiana issued the following news release: A team of electrical and computer engineering students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette took third place honors at the IEEE Region 5 Robotics competition held in Dallas on April 17. A total of 27 schools participated in the competition. Teams had to construct a land-based robot, which could autonomously transport expended nuclear fuel rods from a central location to a remote designated l  more

UMass Amherst Researchers Discover How to Move Protons, Improve Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology
AMHERST, Mass., April 25 -- The University of Massachusetts at Amherst issued the following news release: In a breakthrough that should help to solve one of the biggest problems holding back development of affordable fuel cells, a team of University of Massachusetts Amherst scientists has discovered a way to improve proton conductivity under very low humidity conditions, where few materials perform well at present. The current generation of hydrogen fuel cells produces electricity by first  more

UMass Amherst Students Launch New Recording Business
AMHERST, Mass., April 26 -- The University of Massachusetts at Amherst issued the following news release: Six students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst are using a departmental learning center to launch an affordable recording studio they hope will attract business from local musical groups. The new studio was created by students from the electrical and computer engineering department and is already attracting recording artists including a classical music professor, an a cappella   more

UNC Trustees' Finance/Audit Committee to Meet April 29
GREELEY, Colo., April 26 -- The University of Northern Colorado issued the following news release: The finance and audit committee of the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 29, in the Carter Hall fourth-floor boardroom. The committee will receive budget updates, review the university's internal audit schedule and discuss university financial planning and pricing in addition to the committee's charter.  more

Underwater Asphalt Volcanoes Discovered by UCSB Scientists
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Santa Barbara issued the following news release: About 10 miles off the Santa Barbara coast, at the bottom of the Santa Barbara Channel, a series of impressive landmarks rise from the sea floor. They've been there for about 40,000 years, but they've remained hidden in the murky depths of the Pacific Ocean -- until now. UC Santa Barbara scientists, working with colleagues from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), UC   more

Unemployment Continues to Drop in Tangipahoa Parish
AMITE, La., April 26 -- Tangipahoa Parish issued the following news release: On Thursday, Parish President Gordon Burgess was encouraged to see Tangipahoa Parish's employment numbers continue to improve. New employment numbers released for Louisiana showed that unemployment in Tangipahoa Parish continues to drop. New Tangipahoa Numbers: Employed= 49,690 Unemployed=3,871 or 7.2% compared to 7.6% last month. Louisiana's total unemployment rate is at 6.2%, a decrease from last month, which is  more

United Nations University Office at the UN
NEW YORK, April 26 -- The American Ethical Union issued the following news release: "Bankers and the Next Financial Crisis" with Simon Johnson - Wednesday, April 28th , 3:00 - 4:30 pm -- Simon Johnson, former Chief Economist at the IMF and co-author of "13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and Next Financial Meltdown" charts the meteoric rise of the banking sector over the past three decades. He argues that power and prestige became increasingly concentrated in the hands of the few and locate  more

United Nations' Review of IPCC
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Environment and Forests: The United Nations Secretary General and the Chairman of the Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have asked the Inter Academy Council (IAC), an umbrella organization for various national academies of science from countries around the world to conduct an independent review of the IPCC's processes and procedures to further strengthen the quality of   more

University Mourns the Loss of John Adam, S.J.
BRONX, N.Y., April 26 -- Fordham University issued the following news release: John Adam, S.J., a longtime member of the Fordham University community and former provincial of the Hungarian Province of the Society of Jesus, died on April 15. He was 83. Father Adam was a member of the faculty at Fordham, first teaching philosophy in the Undergraduate School of Education from 1962 until 1971, and then in the College at Lincoln Center from 1971 to 1994. He was then called to Hungary to be t  more

Update: Thruway Authority Announces Fuel Services Resume At the Ardsley Travel Plaza
ALBANY, N.Y., April 26 -- The New York State Thruway Authority issued the following news release: The New York State Thruway Authority has announced that fuel services have resumed at the Ardsley Travel Plaza on northbound I-87. The Ardsley Travel Plaza is located between Interchange 6A (Yonkers) and Interchange 7 (Ardsley) at milepost 6. Fuel service had been temporarily suspended the morning of Monday, April 26, for scheduled testing of the fuel equipment. During the testing, restaura  more

Upliftment of BPL Families
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Rural Development: The Ministry of Rural Development does not maintain data regarding number of BPL families who crossed poverty line through the assistance provided under various rural development schemes. However, the finding of the Concurrent Evaluation study of the self employment programme namely, Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana ( SGSY) mentioned that 37% individuals swarojgaris  more

US 18 Project Scheduled to Start in Milwaukee County
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued the following news release: As part of his ongoing "Grow Wisconsin" initiative to invest in Wisconsin's infrastructure and stimulate our state's economy, Governor Jim Doyle has approved an $835,000 project to improve US 18 in Milwaukee County. Work is scheduled to begin the week of May 10 to patch and resurface US 18 from North Edison Street to North Prospect Avenue. Curbs, gutters, sidewalks and driveways may als  more

US Labor Department's OSHA Cites Long Island, NY, Contractor for Cave-In Hazards after Employee is Caught in 16-Foot Deep Hole at East Hills Worksite
WESTBURY, N.Y., April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following Region 2 news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Antorino Sewer & Drain, an Islandia, N.Y., contractor, for seven alleged serious violations of workplace safety standards following a Dec. 8, 2009, incident in which a worker became trapped in a 16-foot hole while installing a cesspool at an East Hills, N.Y., r  more

US Labor Department's Women's Bureau to Host 2nd Teleconference in Series Of 7 on Women's Entrepreneurship in 'Green' Industries on Thursday, April 29
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau will host a teleconference focusing on opportunities and resources available to help women succeed in green entrepreneurship. This program, which is open to the public and press, will be the second in a series of teleconferences designed to provide workforce practitioners an exchange of ideas on how to better connect women with green jobs trai  more

US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis Issues Statement on Worker Deaths
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement on worker deaths: "Yesterday we received the sad news that another worker died from injuries he sustained from the fire earlier this month at the Tesoro Corp.'s Anacortes, Wash., refinery. That brings to seven the number who lost their lives in that tragedy. Today the families and frien  more

US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis Issues Statement on Worker Deaths
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following news release: Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement on worker deaths: "Yesterday we received the sad news that another worker died from injuries he sustained from the fire earlier this month at the Tesoro Corp.'s Anacortes, Wash., refinery. That brings to seven the number who lost their lives in that tragedy. Today the families and friends of those workers gather to mourn their loss.   more

USADF Signs Two Grants to Support Potato Farmers in Burkina Faso
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The African Development Foundation issued the following news release: The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) signed two grants to benefit grassroots groups in Burkina Faso. The grants will benefit Association pour la Promotion du Maraichage au Burkina Faso (APMB) and Federation Provinciale des Professionnels Agricoles du Lorum (FEPPAL). Both groups are located in the Titao District, Lorum Province. After signing the grants, USADF President Lloyd P  more

USAID Announces New Partnerships to Advance Entrepreneurship
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following news release: In conjunction with the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, USAID announced 13 new partnerships to advance entrepreneurship and economic growth in countries with significant Muslim populations. "Policies and programs that nurture entrepreneurship build a foundation for economic growth, job creation, and poverty alleviation," said Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of USAID. "Economic gr  more

USGS to Award $4 Million in Earthquake Research Grants
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey issued the following news release: Earthquake research will receive approximately $4 million in grants from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 2010, with support going to 47 universities, state geological surveys and private firms. "These external research grants are an important component of our overall strategy for earthquake risk reduction," said Marcia McNutt, USGS director. "They help us engage the  more

USNORTHCOM Commander Visits, Observes Angel Thunder
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., April 26 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command issued the following news by Staff Sgt. Jake Richmond, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs: Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, visited here April 20 to observe Exercise Angel Thunder 2010. The exercise is the largest of its kind in the world, incorporating more than a thousand people and dozens of aircraft from the U.S. Air Force and  more

USS George H.W. Bush Observes Holocaust Remembrance
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Scott St.Clair: Sailors aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) honored the six million lives lost during the Holocaust with a Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony sponsored by the ship's American Diversity Heritage Observance Committee (ADHOC) while underway April 24. The remembrance featured a presentation by Capt. Lee R. Mandel, the senior medical officer aboard ship and guest speaker, a po  more

USS Shiloh, Lassen Renovate Primary School in India
GOA, India, April 26 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following news by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki, Commander Task Force 70 Public Affairs: Sailors from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) painted class rooms at the Bhatikar Model English School in Goa, India, April 23. Sailors from both ships hopped onto busses and made their way to the school where they painted classrooms   more

USTelecom Filing Emphasizes Success of Internet
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Telecom Association issued the following news release: Background: USTelecom filed comments (http://www.ustelecom.org/uploadedFiles/Issues/Filings/USTelecom-Open-Internet-Reply-FINAL.pdf) today in the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet proceeding. The following are some key points in the filing: Today's Internet ecosystem is benefitting from massive investment, substantial consumer usage and remarkable innovation throughout the network und  more

Vacancies on Commission on Children and Families
BAKER CITY, Ore., April 26 -- The Clatsop County government issued the following news release: Applications are being sought for four vacancies on the Clatsop County Commission on Children and Families. The Commission is charged by state law with promoting the well-being of children and families by assessing needs, developing a plan to meet those needs and assisting in meeting the needs through resource allocation and collaboration with other agencies. The Commission manages state and f  more

Van Drew Urges Governor To Reject VLT Proposal
TRENTON, N.J., April 26 -- The New Jersey State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Senator Jeff Van Drew today sent a letter to Governor Christie urging him to reject any proposal to allow video lottery terminals at racetracks in New Jersey, warning that such a move would devastate New Jersey's already struggling casino industry. "Creating gaming competition within the state would drastically reduce state tax revenue generated by casinos. It would depress travel to Atlanti  more

Variety of 'Horsepower' on Display at Got to be NC Festival
RALEIGH, N.C., April 26 -- The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Horsepower of the four-legged and mechanical varieties will compete and entertain during the Got to Be NC Festival May 21-23 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Horse pulls, antique-tractor pulls and lawn mower racing will be on tap at the Sam G. Rand Grandstand. Festival admission and parking are free. Admission to grandstand events is $5, and tickets will be availab  more

Variety Show to Benefit Department of Fine Arts
WAYNESBURG, Pa., April 26 -- Waynesburg University issued the following news release: The Department of Fine Arts will host the "Variety Show Benefit Brunch" Saturday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. The event will take place on the third floor of the Stover Campus Center on the campus of Waynesburg University. Coffee and danishes will be served. Admission is $2 and the public is cordially invited to attend. Waynesburg University students have collaborated to plan a variety of acts to entertain audien  more

Velazquez Helps Prevent Latina Teen Suicides
NEW YORK, April 26 -- Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y. (12th CD), issued the following news release: Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY) presented Comunilife, Inc. with $167,000 in federal resources for a suicide prevention program for Latina teens and their families, Saturday. The funds will support the Life Is Precious initiative, which arms Hispanic girls with the tools needed to manage stress and combat depression. With suicide rates significantly higher among teenage Latinas than ot  more

Vendors and Performers Needed for 40th Annual Juneteenth Celebration
MODESTO, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Modesto issued the following news release: Performers and vendors are needed for the 40th Annual Juneteenth Celebration. Co-sponsored by the King-Kennedy Memorial Center Board of Directors and the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department, the Juneteenth Celebration will include a youth talent show on Friday, June 18, from 6-9 p.m. and a community celebration on Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the King-Kennedy Memorial Ce  more

VEVO's Rio Caraeff To Keynote NARM Digital Presentation
MARLTON, N.J., April 26 -- The National Association of Recording Merchandisers issued the following news release: NARM, the music business association, announces that Rio Caraeff, President and CEO of VEVO, the web's leading music video and entertainment network, will speak at the What's Ahead for the Digital Marketplace breakfast presentation at its Annual Convention on May 17 at the Hilton Chicago. Caraeff will be interviewed by renowned industry executive and entrepreneur Ted Cohen, the Ma  more

Vice President Condoles the Death of Governor of Rajasthan
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Vice President's Secretariat: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has deeply condoled the sad demise of Smt. Prabha Rau, the Governor of Rajasthan. In his condolence message he has said that she had earned the respect and admiration of the people for her dedication, sense of public service, innate simplicity and honesty. Her services to the country shall always be remembered. Follo  more

Video: Pingree Criticizes Anthem Parent Company For Canceling Insurance For Breast Cancer Patients
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine (1st CD), issued the following news release: Says company is "putting profits before people" Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today had tough words for the health insurance company WellPoint after published reports revealed that they investigated every woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer and canceled coverage for many of them. "The idea that this company targets women with breast cancer for cancellation is outrageous," Pingree s  more

Voinovich: We Need A Strong Bipartisan Financial Reform Bill
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The office of Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator George V. Voinovich (R-OH) today issued the following statement on his vote against cloture for financial reform: "Despite the ongoing efforts of Senators Dodd, Shelby and Corker to produce a strong bipartisan bill, Senator Reid today forced a premature vote on financial regulatory reform. As a result, I opposed cloture on the motion to proceed on this bill. "Earlier t  more

Volunteers Needed to Help with Memorial Day Ceremony Preparations
FULLERTON, Calif., April 26 -- The city of Fullerton issued the following news release: Volunteers are needed to place more than 3,600 crosses and an equal number of American flags at the graves of veterans at Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton in preparation for the 72nd Annual Fullerton Memorial Day Observance Monday, May 31. Volunteers are needed at Loma Vista no earlier than 8 a.m. Saturday, May 29, to place a small cross and a flag at the grave of each veteran buried at the park.   more

Voters Asked to Approve Millage Renewal May 1
BOSSIER CITY, La., April 26 -- The city of Bossier City issued the following news release: Bossier City's Fire Chief and Police Chief are asking Bossier City voters to approve a property tax renewal in order to continue funding salaries for fire and police personnel. On Saturday, May 1 voters will go to the polls to consider renewing a 6 mil property tax that will generate $3 million annually for the police and fire departments. "We want to stress that this is not a new tax. It is a renewa  more

VUU Announces Commencement Speaker
RICHMOND, Va., April 25 -- Virginia Union University issued the following news release: The President of Virginia Union University, Dr. Claude G. Perkins is honored to announce that Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Advisor to President Barack Obama and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council will be the guest speaker at Virginia Union University's (VUU) 111th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 8, 2010. A native of Richmond, VA where her parents still reside, Barnes also serv  more

Wacky Wellie Walk on New Safe Route to School
EXETER, United Kingdom, April 26 -- The Devon County Council issued the following news release: A new footpath has opened in Black Torrington providing a safe link from the village centre to the school. Devon County Council carried out the £20,000 scheme after it was requested by the Parish Council and identified by the local Primary School in its School Travel Plan. To celebrate the opening of the new path, children at the school will be having a "Walk in your wacky wellies" on their  more

Wagemester is NABC National Coach of the Year
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 26 -- Kirkwood Community College issued the following news release: After leading Kirkwood Community College to a third place finish in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II national championship tournament, Doug Wagemester has been named the 2010 UPS NABC NJCAA Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Wagemester has completed his twelfth season as Kirkwood's head men's basketball coach with a combined rec  more

Wake to Distribute Preparedness Potassium Iodide
RALEIGH, N.C., April 26 -- Wake County issued the following news release: Wake County will distribute potassium iodide (KI) tablets to residents located within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of the Harris Nuclear Power Plant from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2010, and Saturday, May 22, 2010. The distribution is part of joint preparedness planning by Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties. People should not take KI unless they are directed to do so. The doses are being di  more

Wallace State Genealogy Program Seeks Alabama's Past
HANCEVILLE, Ala., April 26 -- Wallace State Community College issued the following news release: The Family & Regional History Program at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville took a special weekend trip to explore the beginnings of Alabama in a number of different ways. Travelers on this journey began at Montgomery on Friday, April 16, where researchers worked at the Alabama Department of Archives and History seeking records of their ancestors. Sightseers visited the State Museum, th  more

Wallace State's New Burrow Center and Burrow Museum Grand Opening Set for April 29
HANCEVILLE, Ala., April 26 -- Wallace State Community College issued the following news release: Wallace State Community College in Hanceville will celebrate the grand opening of the Evelyn and Ottis Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts on Thursday, April 29. A state-of-the-art facility for artistic inspiration and creativity, the Burrow Center houses a recital hall, practice rooms for music and dance, indoor and plein air drawing spaces, ceramics studios, graphic arts and multimedi  more

Wanblee Man Recharged on Multiple Sex Abuse Charges
RAPID CITY, S.D., April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a man has been re-indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child, Failure to Update as a Sex Offender, and Assault of a Federal Officer. Wambli Yellow Bird, Sr., age 33, of Wanblee, was re-charged by a superseding indictment by a federal grand jury on April 20, 2010, for A  more

Washington to Receive Federal Matching Funds for Electronic Health Record Incentives Program
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) issued the following news release: In another key step to further states' role in developing a robust U.S. health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that Washington's Medicaid program will receive federal matching funds for state planning activities necessary to  more

Water Environment Federation Launches Redesigned WEFTEC Web Site
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Water Environment Federation issued the following news release: The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announces the launch of a redesigned Web site for WEFTEC, the organization's annual technical conference and exhibition. Complete with a new look and features, the site--www.weftec.org--makes it easier than ever to create and plan your educational experience at the largest water quality conference in North America. The newly designed Web site is part of a large  more

Weaver Child Develpment Center Open House
CANTON, Ohio, April 26 -- Malone University issued the following news release: In celebration of its 35th anniversary, The Malone University School of Education -- Weaver Child Development Center will hold an open house today through Wednesday, April 28, from 9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. each day in the facility located on the second floor of the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. Through research and extensive training, the Center offers a university  more

Week in Review: 4/19 to 4/23
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. John Linder, R-Ga. (7th CD), issued the following memo: Health Care Update: Even though President Barack Obama's health care reform plan is law, more details about the contents of the law and its implications for our future are still being discovered. As I continue to stay engaged in the ongoing debate about health care, I'm happy to be able to pass on some of what I learn to all the residents of the 7th Congressional District. On April 22nd, the Chief A  more

Welfare Scheme for Older Women
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment: Under the Scheme of Integrated Programme for Older Persons implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, financial assistance is also provided to NGOs for running and maintenance of Multi Facility Care Centres for Older Widowed Women. The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing two shelter based schemes namely "Swadhar" a  more

West Point Cadets Host Relay for Life Event
WEST POINT, N.Y., April 26 -- United States Military at West Point issued the following news release: Over 600 cadets will participate in The Relay for Life (http://www.usma.edu/transfer.asp?url=http://www.relayforlife.org/relay/) event on May 1, from noon to 8 p.m. at Highland Falls Middle School. The event celebrates those individuals who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost and helps fight cancer through fundraising efforts. All 32-cadet companies will field a team with eac  more

West Point Holds Annual Projects Day
WEST POINT, N.Y., April 26 -- United States Military at West Point issued the following news release: Fourteen departments along with students from five other colleges will participate in over 250 presentations during West Point's annual Projects Day on April 29. Projects Day has grown each year since its inception in 2000. Senior class members present their thesis, capstone projects, or research activities in either an individual or collective capacity. Students present to fellow cadets  more

WGTC Honors Administrative Professionals
WACO, Ga., April 26 -- West Georgia Technical College issued the following news release: West Georgia Technical College recognized its 67 administrative and support staff with a luncheon on Wednesday, April 21 as part of the national commemoration of Administrative Professionals Day. "Administrative and support staff are critical to the continued success of the College," WGTC President Dr. Skip Sullivan said. "Without these talented and dedicated employees, we wouldn't have students to tea  more

What is 'True Beauty?'
SALT LAKE CITY, April 26 -- The Utah Department of Health issued the following news release: In a push to educate the community and increase breast and cervical cancer screenings, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and the Utah Cancer Control Program (UCCP) recently launched the "True Beauty" campaign and Web site. The new site, http://women.health.utah.gov, is designed to encourage women to take care of themselves by getting regular screenings for breast and cervical cancer. The site is  more

Wheat Procurement Crosses 180 Lakh Tonne Mark
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution: Government agencies have procured 180.13 lakh tonne wheat during the current rabi marketing season so far. As per data received from the Department of Food and Public Distribution, it represents an increase of 3.34 lakh tonne over the procurement on 25th April last year. Wheat procurement was to the tune of 176.80 lakh tonne on this date  more

When in Rome
GENEVA, N.Y., April 26 -- Hobart and William Smith Colleges issued the following news release: During Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Stan Mathews' drawing class, which took place at the Richard Meier Ara Pacis Museum in Rome, students in the Colleges' Rome study abroad program had the opportunity to meet Meier himself. The 1984 winner of the Pritzker Prize for architecture, Meier "is one of the world's top architects, and a true celebrity in Rome," Mathews says. Mathews' cl  more

Where will Senators Stand on Wall Street Reform?
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Public Citizen issued the following news release: The 41 Republican senators who signed on to a letter opposing the financial reform package have received 25 percent more in campaign contributions, on average, from Wall Street interests than their Democratic colleagues, according to analysis of campaign finance data by Common Cause, Public Campaign and Public Citizen. Because the Democrats effectively control 59 seats and 60 votes are needed to move forward with debate  more

White River Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Another With Scalding Water
PIERRE, S.D., April 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota issued the following news release: United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Richard Matthew Provancial, age 47, of White River, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on April 26, 2010, and pled guilty to Count II of the Indictment that charged him with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. The maximum penalty upon conviction is ten years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine,   more

Who Decides on Health Care?
GENEVA, N.Y., April 26 -- Hobart and William Smith Colleges issued the following news release: Having tackled civic engagement, international service, environmental policy, religion and youth politics, the President's Forum, in the final lecture of the 2009-2010 academic year, turned to health care. Providing a counterpoint to previous President's Forum guest Howard Dean, Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, brought to bear, as HWS President Mark D. Gearan said, "a broad   more

Wildlife Employee Steve Bonney Honored for Waterfowl Conservation Work
FRANKFORT, Ky., April 26 -- The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources issued the following news release: Morehead resident Steve Bonney recently won the Kentucky Ducks Unlimited Jim Monyahan award for outstanding contributions to waterfowl conservation. Bonney also helped raise public awareness and support for wetland conservation. Bonney started his career with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in 1984 as a wildlife technician. He became a district biologis  more

Will Senate Republicans Keep the Economic Time Bomb Ticking?
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Americans United for Change issued the following news release: With a key vote expected tonight in the Senate to move forward the President's Wall Street reform bill, progressive-issue advocacy organization Americans United for Change released a new Web video quoting the world's greatest investor Warren Buffett on the need to pass legislation that brings transparency and accountability to Wall Street. See script below and watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch  more

Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Bakersfield Worth $200,000
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 25 -- The California Lottery Commission issued the following news release: A California Lottery player who purchased a ticket in Bakersfield for last night's Fantasy 5 draw has 200,000 more reasons to celebrate. That's because their ticket matched all five numbers and is worth $200,958. The numbers on the winning ticket are 7, 33, 34, 4, and 20. The ticket was purchased at Stockdale West Texaco, which is located at 13004 Stockdale Highway. The California Lotter  more

Wisconsin Dems: How Many More Times?
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party issued the following news release: Another weekend, another instance of Scott Walker talking out of both sides of his mouth. This time, it was Walker's hypocritical stance on the late-night voting in the Legislature. He railed against it, of course, but it didn't take the Associated Press long to figure out Walker had voted FOR working late while he was in the Assembly, continuing a pattern of fact embroidering that has marked his c  more

Wisconsin Dems: Leinenkugel Supports Repeal of Tax Credits for 77,400 Small Businesses, Protections for 1.3 Million Children, and Lower Health Costs for 644,000 Seniors in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party issued the following news release: Former Secretary Dick Leinenkugel announced his support today to repeal health insurance reform which provides tax credits to 77,400 Wisconsin small businesses, protections for 1.3 million Wisconsin children against denial of coverage by health insurance companies for pre-existing conditions, and lower costs for 644,000 Wisconsin seniors. "It took Secretary Leinenkugel one morning to let people kno  more

Wisconsin Dems: Van Hollen: 'Too Extreme for Wisconsin'
MADISON, Wis., April 26 -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party issued the following news release: Following is the statement on the announcement of J.B. Van Hollen that he is running for re-election as Attorney General of Wisconsin.

 "Wisconsin has a tradition of moderate government run professionally, and, when it comes to law enforcement, we like it administered without a hard-partisan agenda.

 "During his first term, J.B. Van Hollen has shown he's a partisan politician not a law  more

Wolf to MWAA: Search to Replace Top Executive is Critical to Airports, Dulles Rail and the Region's Economy
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- Rep. Frank R. Wolf, R-Va. (10th CD), issued the following press release: Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th), who was a key player in the transfer of both Dulles and then-National airports from the Federal Aviation Administration to a regional operating authority in the 1980s, today underscored the importance to the region of the search for the new airports' executive. In letters to the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and to Governor Bob McDonnell, Wolf  more

Wolfe Encourages NJEA Leadership to Work with Administration to Improve Education and Save Jobs
TRENTON, N.J., April 26 -- The New Jersey Assembly Republicans issued the following news release: Assemblyman David W. Wolfe, R-Ocean and Monmouth, issued the following statement in response to today's hearing with the Department of Education: "New Jersey lost an opportunity to get $360 million in federal Race to the Top aid last year because of union objection to the concept that educational results can be objectively measured. I hope the New Jersey Education Association reconsiders its p  more

Women Beggars and Prostitutes
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Women and Child Development: The number of women beggars hauled up in NCT of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata during the last three years is 319, 1818 and 19 respectively. A study on Girls and Women in Prostitution in India conducted between 2002-04 with the support of the Ministry of Women and Child Development had estimated that there were about 1,50,000 to 2,00,000 prostitutes in 6 metro  more

Women Reservation
NEW DELHI, India, April 26 - The government of India issued the following news release from the Ministry of Rural Development: Union Minister of Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P. Joshi today informed the Lok Sabha that the reservation quota at various levels in the Panchayati Raj System is being implemented. In reply to a written question the Minister said The details are given in Annexure- 1. Dr. Joshi further informed that the Central Government has moved a proposal for effecting a Constitutional   more

Women's Soccer: Alumni Return
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, April 26 -- North Idaho College issued the following news release: The second annual NIC Women's Soccer Alumni Game was a great success. A total of 17 alums returned for the annual game and everyone had a great time. The final score of the match was 1-1, showing that returning players still know how to compete. McKenzie Favero scored for the alumni off a corner kick in the last five minutes of the match. For the current team, Brittany Cook scored in the first half.   more

World Bank Reforms Voting Power, Gets $86 Billion Boost
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- World Bank issued the following news release: The 186 countries that own the World Bank Group today endorsed boosting its capital by more than $86 billion and giving developing countries more influence, implementing historic changes to position the poverty fighting institution for the transformed world emerging from the global crisis. Along with this first general capital increase for the World Bank for more than 20 years and shift in voting power to developing coun  more

Wounded Warriors, Not Wounded Spirits this Weekend on 'Kentucky Afield' TV
FRANKFORT, Ky., April 26 -- The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources issued the following information: We discover how the great outdoors can help heal a hero during a segment airing this weekend on "Kentucky Afield" television, May 1 and 2. The Wounded Warriors Transition Unit at Fort Campbell teams with members of the Shelley Nickell chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation for a turkey hunt in Livingston County. We find out that this is exactly the kind of rehabilitati  more

Written Agreement with East Dubuque Bancshares and East Dubuque Savings Bank
WASHINGTON, April 26 -- The Federal Reserve issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced the execution of a Written Agreement by and among East Dubuque Bancshares, Inc., East Dubuque, Illinois, a registered bank holding company, East Dubuque Savings Bank, Dubuque, Iowa, a state chartered member bank, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. A copy of the Written Agreement is attached. Attachment (51 KB PDF) http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pre  more

WSDOT Ferries Division Peak Season Begins May 1
SEATTLE, Wash., April 26 -- The Washington state Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The peak season begins Saturday, May 1 at the WSDOT Ferries Division with an additional 25 percent surcharge applied to full fare vehicle/driver tickets. The peak season surcharge does not affect passenger fares or frequent user multi-ride fares, except on the Anacortes/San Juan routes. Summer parking rates at Anacortes will also go into effect on May 1. On the Anacortes/San Jua  more

WVWC Senior Art Exhibit Open Through May 8
KEYSER, W.Va., April 26 -- West Virginia Wesleyan College issued the following news release: West Virginia Wesleyan's Art Department is currently featuring the 2010 Senior Thesis Exhibition in Sleeth Gallery through May 8. Featured artists include Jess Arbogast, a graphic arts major from Elkins, Brandin Blake, a graphic arts major from Buckhannon, Justin Brumley, a graphic arts major from Buckhannon, Caity Hamilton, an intermedia major from Charleston, and Lindy Orduna, a graphic arts majo  more

Young Hockey and Basketball Stars Praised at Awards Ceremony!
LEICESTER, United Kingdom, April 26 -- The Leicestershire County Council issued the following news release: Photo Opportunity: Over 160 local young Hockey and Basketball sports stars will be presented with awards next week to congratulate them on their achievements over the past 12 months. Roger Wilson, the Chairman of Leicestershire County Council, will be joined by Rob Patrnostro and Lataryl Williams from the Leicester Riders Basketball team. They will be assisting with the presentations f  more

Youth Political Advocate Erica Williams to Give Free Public Lecture at UC Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 26 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following news release: The passage of health care reform -- and the far-reaching student aid reform that passed along with it -- constitutes "the broadest, most meaningful and beneficial legislative victories for young people in recent history," says Erica Williams, a leading activist and commentator who will present the annual Spring Lecture sponsored by the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community (CJ  more




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