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$5 MILLION ANNENBERG GIFT SUPPORTS NEW SCIENCE HOME FOR LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE, ACCESS AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 5 -- California State University Los Angeles issued the following press release: A $5 million grant from the Annenberg Foundation will allow California State University, Los Angeles to complete a new home for the University's programs in chemistry, biology and other disciplines. Ultimately comprising two wings, the facility will soon open as the Wallis Annenberg Integrated Sciences Complex. University President James M. Rosser said, "The Annenberg Foundation's ins  more

'Huggy-Puppy' Interventions Ease Child War-Related Stress
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Jan. 7 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Intervention that included a "Huggy-Puppy" doll successfully eased the stress and improved outcomes for young children in Israel exposed to violence during the second Israeli-Lebanon war in 2006. In "Young Children's Reactions to War-Related Stress: A Survey and Assessment of an Innovative Intervention," researchers studied the effects of war exposure on 74 children, ages 2 to 7. Of these   more

'MODERN PSYCHOQUACKERY' TO 'REFLECTIONS ON THE VIRGINIA TECH SHOOTINGS' ARE ON UA PSYCHOLOGY COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 5 -- University of Akron issued the following news release: Remaining topics on the fall psychology colloquium schedule at The University of Akron include Modern Psychoquackery: Discredited Treatments and Tests in Mental Health and Mental Health Is Everyone's Business: Historical Reflections on the Virginia Tech Shootings. The sessions, sponsored by the university's Archives of the History of American Psychology, are free and open to the public. All are in the Student Un  more

'Old dementia patients are better off dead'
London, Sept. 20 -- One of Britain's most influential experts on medical ethics has ignited a controversy by recommending euthanasia for old people suffering from dementia, saying such patients are a burden on the health service. Baroness Warnock, considered an intellectual giant though criticised for her extreme views on various subjects, has said that for the old and sick who are contemplating dying, "there is nothing wrong with feeling you ought to do so". Her remarks in an interview wi  more

'REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11TH, SAFEGUARDING OUR FUTURE'
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, released the following column: Seven years ago, a beautiful late-summer morning was suddenly transformed into one of unimaginable horror. We pause to remember those whose lives were taken on that terrible day. This solemn anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, is dedicated to the deepest human emotions of loss, of sacrifice, and of resolve. In Maine, we remember Robert and Jackie Norton of Lubec, a retired couple who boarde  more

'SNAPSHOTS OF IMMIGRATION' EXHIBIT, TALK BY URIBE, TRIBUNE PHOTOJOURNALIST
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 12 -- Lincoln Land Community College issued the following news release: A reception for award-winning Chicago Tribune staff photographer Abel Uribe, whose exhibit "Snapshots of Immigration" is on display at Lincoln Land Community College, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 in the James S. Murray Gallery on the upper level of Menard Hall. At 7:00 p.m., Uribe will lead a "Conversation on Immigration" in Menard Hall Room 2209. He will also speak on photojournalis  more

'TUNNEL VISION' TRACKS EMISSIONS DISPERSAL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the following article in Agriculture Today: In the basement of the ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory (NSTL) in Ames, Iowa, a tunnel resting on a waist-high platform-and large enough for a person to fit in comfortably-stretches down a side hallway. "We got it secondhand from an out-of-state university," soil scientist Tom Sauer says. "It had been used for heat-transfer studies, and it was scheduled for disposal." Sauer and  more

13TH ANNUAL WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY NA-HA-SHNEE NATIVE AMERICAN SUMMER INSTITUTE UNDERWAY
SPOKANE, Wash., June 23 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Eighteen high school students from 12 Native American western tribes will learn about health sciences professions and Native American health care issues June 22-28 during the 13th annual Na-ha-shnee Native American Summer Institute sponsored by Washington State University. Coursework at the weeklong institute addresses the history, culture and health care needs of Native Americans, and begins   more

2008 Alabama Health Data Sheet Released by Auburn Montgomery's Center for Demographic Research
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 8 -- Auburn University at Montgomery issued the following news release: The proportion of children born to unmarried women has significantly increased in the last four decades, according to the new 2008 Alabama Health Data Sheet published by the Center for Demographic Research at Auburn Montgomery in collaboration with the Alabama Department of Public Health's Center for Health Statistics. An estimated 36.8 percent of Alabamian children were born to unmarried women i  more

2008 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Session Highlights Emerging Scientific Advancements
CHICAGO, May 18 -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry issued the following news release: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in pediatric oral health, is holding its 61st Annual Session this week in Washington, D.C. during which leading oral health experts from across the globe will discuss the latest advancements and research in pediatric oral health. Two areas in which the pediatric dentistry community sees great potential in caring for chi  more

2008 Conference on Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources To Feature Interlox Factory Tour
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 -- The American Meat Institute issued the following news release: The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) will host the 2008 Conference on Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources, April 13-15, 2008, at the Marriott Convention Center in the reinvigorated French Quarter of New Orleans. In addition to an array of worker safety and human resources educational programs, this year's conference will also offer a tour of Intralox, the inventor and world's largest manufa  more

2008 FLU SHOT CLINIC SCHEDULE
ARLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 15 -- The town of Arlington issued the following news release: The Board of Health Office/Senior Center is located at 27 Maple St, just behind Arlington Town Hall. FLU CLINIC DATE TIME LOCATION Ages Other Thursday October 9, 2008 9:30am-12noon Board of Health Office/Senior Center 65 and over ONLY Medicare recipients-FREE Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Election Day: Vote and Vaccinate! 11am-2pm Board of Health Office/Senior Center 18 and over Medicare recipients-  more

2008 HIV POSTER CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
BELIZE CITY, Belize, June 5 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: On June 19, U.S. Ambassador Robert J. Dieter will host twenty-one student winners of the 2008 HIV Poster Competition at the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan. The poster competition, managed by the Ministry of Education Health and Family Life Education Unit and funded by the U.S. Ambassador's HIV Prevention Program, offers an opportunity for primary school students in Standards IV, V and VI around the country to create  more

2008 HIV/AIDS IMPLEMENTERS' MEETING TO HIGHLIGHT PROGRESS AND LESSONS LEARNED IN HIV PROGRAMMING
MBABANE, Swaziland, March 10 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following news release: HIV/AIDS implementers from around the world will gather in Kampala, Uganda from June 3-7 for the 2008 HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting. Recognizing the rapid expansion of HIV/AIDS programs worldwide, the focus of this year's meeting is building the capacity of local prevention, treatment, and care programs; enhancing quality; and promoting coordination among partners. The meeting's theme is "Scaling Up Throu  more

2008 State of Spa Travel Study: Spa Travel Remains Resilient in Tough Economy
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 16 -- SpaFinder issued the following news release: Despite the pressures of a slow economy, travel agents enjoyed a strong year for spa travel bookings in 2007 and remain upbeat about the prospects for spa travel for the remainder of 2008, according to SpaFinder's 2008 State of Spa Travel survey released today. According to the 2008 study, spa travel bookings in 2007 increased for 57% of surveyed agents and remained steady for an additional 29%, while only 13% reported a de  more

21st Annual National Conference on Lawyer Assistance Programs Scheduled for Little Rock in October
CHICAGO, Sept. 3 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The 21st National Conference on Lawyer Assistance Programs will offer practical sessions on treatment, recovery and counseling for lawyers, judges, bar leaders, and other law-related professionals from throughout the United States and Canada during the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs annual meeting Oct. 21-24 at the Peabody Little Rock (Ark.) Hotel. The 2008 conference - Wo  more

25TH ANNUAL PRIMARY CARE UPDATE CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN SPOKANE
SPOKANE, Wash., April 11 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: A two-day conference designed for primary care providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and allied health professionals will take place May 2-3 at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in downtown Spokane. More than 400 healthcare providers and professionals will attend the conference presented by the Inland NW Academy of Family Physicians, Family   more

34 ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOLS NAMED WINNERS OF GEORGIA SUPERINTENDENT'S DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 10 -- Atlanta Public Schools issued the following news release: Georgia Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox named 34 APS schools Tuesday as winners of inaugural Distinguished Achievement Awards, with Brandon Elementary leading the field with six awards. The Superintendent's Distinguished Achievement Awards are based on the performance of students on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCTs), the Georgia High School Graduation Tests and the End of Course Tests. Br  more

A DAY OF RECOGNITION BY STATE BOARD OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES
RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 16 -- The North Carolina Community College System issued the following news release: The State Board of Community Colleges hosted its Day of Recognition luncheon at the RBC Center today. The Board paid its highest tribute, the I.E. Ready to two outstanding individuals who have spent most of their professional lives in service to the North Carolina Community College System. The Board also honored Distinguished Partners for Excellence and paid tribute to the Instructor, Staf  more

A FAMILY TREE FOR TOXOPLASMA
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the following article in Agriculture Today: Scientists use DNA to track ancient evolutionary lineages and genetic migrations for a range of animals-including modern humans. ARS zoologist Ben Rosenthal is tracing the family tree of one of the most widespread parasites of warm-blooded vertebrates, Toxoplasma gondii. "The most rewarding part of this research has been satisfying a basic curiosity about T. gondii's history-which h  more

A Long Recovery
CHICAGO, Aug. 29 -- The American Health Information Management Association issued the following news release: Complete devastation was the result after water from a levee break destroyed countless paper medical records, caused unprecedented damage to healthcare facilities, triggered a mass exodus that created severe staffing shortages, and exemplified a dire need for electronic health record implementations in health information management (HIM) departments that still plague New Orleans on t  more

A&T BIOLOGY PROF SELECTED FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 30 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Dr. Goldie Byrd, chair of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's Biology Department, was recently selected to participate in the 2007 Leadership North Carolina Program. The program is aimed towards persons who have demonstrated community and professional leadership experiences and is held during a series of sessions (Oct. 2007- May 2008). Its mission is to inform  more

A&T OFFERS HEALTH AND FITNESS PROGRAM FOR NEW YEAR
GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 14 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's newest health and fitness program is being offered this January to the entire university community. The A&T Health and Fitness Program is designed to bring about a healthy, exciting and proactive regimen of exercising that will help propel you to your next healthy lifestyle. The program, called "Healthy & Fit for Life" will   more

A&T PRESENTS INSTALLATION LECTURE SERIES
GREENSBORO, N.C., April 4 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: In conjunction with the installation of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's eleventh chancellor, Dr. Stanley F. Battle, the university will present an academic lecture series on Wednesday, April 23. The theme for the event is "We Believe in North Carolina A&T State University." Details regarding the installation lecture series are as follows: 8 a.m.-9 a.m  more

A&T PROFESSOR ATTENDS INTERNATIONAL PREMEDICAL ADVISORS CONFERENCE
GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 21 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Perry V. Mack, health professions advisor and professor of Biology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, recently attended an international Premedical Advisors Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Conference was sponsored by then Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine.  more

A&T TO HOLD WORKSHOP ON HOW BREAST CANCER AFFECTS BLACK WOMEN
GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 21 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University School of Nursing Center on Health Disparities Research is holding a winter workshop addressing "Breast Cancer and Black Women," Thursday, January 3, 2008, Noble Hall, room 308, 8:30 a.m. (registration) - 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Guest speaker will be Dr. Sandra Underwood. Underwood is the American  more

AACR Announces New Editor-in-Chief for Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 27 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: The American Association for Cancer Research announces the appointment of Timothy Rebbeck, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania, as the Editor-in-Chief of its highly reputed oncology journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. At the University of Pennsylvania, Rebbeck is the director of both the Center for Genetics and Complex Traits and the Center for Population and Health   more

AAFA Releases Revised Restricted Substances List
ARLINGTON, Va., July 31 -- The American Apparel & Footwear Association issued the following news release: The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) published today its third release of the global AAFA Restricted Substances List (RSL), covering home textiles, apparel and footwear. The free list, together with a growing set of other chemical management tools, can be downloaded at the AAFA website, http://www.apparelandfootwear.org/Resources/RestrictedSubstances.asp. The AAFA RSL, fi  more

AAFA Releases Revised Restricted Substances List
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 7 -- The American Apparel & Footwear Association issued the following news release: The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) recently published its second release of the AAFA Restricted Substances List (RSL), covering home textiles, apparel and footwear. The free list, with an introductory guide, can be downloaded at the AAFA website, www.apparelandfootwear.org, beginning February 8, 2008. The list features only minor changes from the original release (publis  more

AAMC President Urges Graduates to Embody Ideals
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 9 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: A diploma is undoubtedly the most important document Medical College of Georgia graduates will carry into their careers, but the president of the Association of American Medical Colleges urged them to keep another piece of paper close at hand as well. "I challenge you to dig out the personal statement you wrote when you applied to MCG explaining your values and your reasons for pursuing a health care c  more

AAPD Announces Partnership with Head Start
CHICAGO, Feb. 28 -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry issued the following news release: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children's oral health, today announced a partnership with the Office of Head Start (OHS) to help combat children's tooth decay, the most common chronic childhood disease. The OHS has awarded a five-year, $10 million dollar contract to the AAPD to establish dental homes for one million children enrolled annually in  more

ABA Launches First Online Directory of Disability Law Programs in Law Schools
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law today launched an online national directory that will allow potential law students to search for law schools that offer disability-related curriculum. The resource is the first of its kind and allows students to easily search ABA-accredited law schools to find out which schools offer courses and clinical programs in disability   more

ABA Law Student Division Declares March 27 as National Mental Health Day for Law Students
CHICAGO, March 26 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The American Bar Association Law Student Division has declared March 27 as National Mental Health Day as part of the division's recently established mental health initiative. The day was created to increase awareness of mental health concerns that many law students suffer from. To kick-off the inaugural observance of the day, the Law Student Division has developed a comprehensive toolkit that will aid law stu  more

Abuse Of Painkillers Can Predispose Adolescents To Lifelong Addiction
NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 10 -- Rockefeller University issued the following news release: No child aspires to a lifetime of addiction. But their brains might. In new research to appear online in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology today, Rockefeller University researchers reveal that adolescent brains exposed to the painkiller OxyContin can sustain lifelong and permanent changes in their reward system -- changes that increase the drug's euphoric properties and make such adolescents more vulnerabl  more

ACTING ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR MORRIS TESTIFIES ON AGING IN RURAL AMERICA: PRESERVING SENIORS' ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: Mr. Chairman, Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to meet with you today on behalf of Dr. Elizabeth Duke, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to discuss rural access issues and challenges individuals face as they age. We appreciate your interest and support of rural health care. Introduction The Health Resour  more

ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GRADUATE PROGRAM RECEIVES $773,990
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa., Sept. 9 -- The University of Pennsylvania at Slippery Rock issued the following news release: Slippery Rock University's new graduate program in adapted physical activity has received a four-year, $773,990 grant from the U.S. Department of Education/Office of Special Education Programs to support 11 graduate students a year with full-tuition scholarships. SRU's program prepares graduates to help people with disabilities lead healthier, more active lives. * "The grant is  more

ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES CONFERENCE SOLD OUT, EVENING SESSION STILL OPEN
SPOKANE, Wash., April 7 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: The conference, "From Hurt to Hope: Discovering Universal Approaches to Strengthening Supportive Learning Environments and Resilience," scheduled for April 22 and 23 at the Spokane Convention Center is already sold out. This conference coincides with the "Our Kids Our Business" luncheon scheduled the following day, April 24. Both the conference and luncheon feature Dr. Robert Anda expert on adver  more

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES MEETING
MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 27 -- The Alabama Department of Human Resources issued the following news release: The Alabama Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement is scheduled to meet June 13, 2008. The next meeting of the Committee will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2008, in the Mezzanine Classroom of the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building, Montgomery. The Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building is located at 300 Dexter Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama. Tentative agenda ite  more

AF&PA Comments on Federal Court Ruling in Favor of Forest Management
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- The American Forest and Paper Association issued the following news release: American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President & CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding the unanimous 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Lands Council v. McNair: "We are very pleased that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday issued one of its most significant environmental decisions in recent years, reversing an earlier three-judge Ninth Circuit decision in  more

AFIA to Host Trade Webcast
ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 4 -- The American Feed Industry Association issued the following news release: The American Feed Industry Association will present a webcast on Nov. 13 from 1-3 p.m. EST entitled "From Your Floor to Their Door - Understanding the Trade Maze." This educational presentation on exporting procedures will feature Dr. Joyce Bowling, assistant director of the National Center for Import and Export of the Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Dr. Bo  more

AGENCY REBUILDING STARTS WITH 40 NEW HIRES
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following newsletter: Forty new USAID Foreign Service Officers took the oath of office from Administrator Henrietta Fore May 27 in the Ronald Reagan Building - the first of some 200 new hires to be added this year and an expected total of 1,000 hires over the next three years. I've always wanted a job with USAID because it's great to mix serving my country with development to help people of the world," said Cael  more

Agenda Set for Import Safety Summit in Washington
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The National Restaurant Association issued the following news release: The agenda for the first of its kind, inter-industry Import Safety Summit, co-sponsored by the National Restaurant Association, will bring together leaders from a cross-section of industries and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt to exchange best practices and discuss how to strengthen public-private partnerships that will enhance the safety of imported products. The July 9 ev  more

AGGIES HOSTS WORLD AIDS DAY BENEFIT PROGRAM ON CAMPUS
GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 16 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Aggies Against AIDS is hosting a World AIDS Day benefit program, Thursday, Nov. 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at North Carolina A&T State University. The student organization is aiming to raise funds to sponsor orphaned children from Kenya, Africa, who have lost parents due to the AIDS virus. The benefit program will begin with a candlelight walk to commemorate all people who have die  more

Aging: How Growing Older Affects Cancer Risk
PHILADELPHIA, April 16 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: As our population ages and senior citizens become a larger demographic, cancer researchers are focusing on the links between aging and cancer. Studies presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 12 - 16, highlight the biological aspects of aging that are key to greater risk and poorer prognosis, and surgical outcomes. Surgical resection a  more

AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY ALUM, NOW MARYLAND STATE SENATOR TO SPEAK AT A&T FALL COMMENCEMENT
GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 26 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Sen. Ulysses Currie, (D-Md.), has been selected to be the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Fall 2007 Commencement speaker, Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Greensboro Coliseum. Line up begins at 8 a.m. A native of Whiteville, N.C., Sen. Currie served his country in the U.S. Army and earned a bachelor's degree in social studies and history from N.C. A&T and a master'  more

AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS LIBERIA IMAGE AWARD
GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 5 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Dr. Syrulwa L. Somah, an associate professor in the department of construction management and occupational safety and health at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University received the prestigious Liberia Image Award for Lifetime Achievement, Aug. 30, 2008, at the Bethesda Theatre in Bethesda, Md. Under the "Embrace & Inspire Creativity in the Liberian Community to upli  more

AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY SET TO OPEN NEW CAMPUS REC CENTER
GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 5 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Students, faculty and staff will soon have the benefit of exercising at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's Campus Recreation Center, set to open on Monday, Sept. 29. The 30,000 square foot facility, located on the corner of Benbow Road and Bluford Street is the new home to a walking/running/pushing track, aerobics room, cardio machines and free weight area. I  more

AGRIMISSOURI GIVES CYCLING FANS A HEALTHY, LOCALLY-GROWN FOOD CHOICE AT TOUR OF MISSOURI
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 8 -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: Supporting a healthy lifestyle and promoting locally grown foods, AgriMissouri, a program of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, is joining the Tour of Missouri highlighting Missouri-made products and showcasing the benefits to consumers of buying local. As a bronze level sponsor of the cycling event, the Tour offers AgriMissouri members an opportunity to meet and talk with consumers   more

AHCA/NCAL Oppose House Bill Prohibiting Pre-Dispute Agreements in Long Term Care Settings
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The American Health Care Association issued the following news release: The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) expressed serious disappointment today that the House Judiciary Committee reported out of committee The Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act (H.R. 6126), which would prohibit use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements with residents of nursing facilities or assisted living residences. "The growing use of p  more

AHIC Successor Invites Participation at Public Forum on the Future of Health IT Interoperability
NEW YORK, March 3 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: A transition plan is now underway to shift the work of the American Heath Information Community (AHIC) to the private sector. The Community's activities advance efforts to achieve President Bush's goal for most Americans to have access to secure electronic health records by 2014. The AHIC was formed in 2005 by Secretary Michael O. Leavitt of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and  more

AIHA Receives 2008 Communication Gold Circle Honorable Mention
FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 3 -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association issued the following news release: The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) was recently honored with a 2008 Communication Gold Circle Award (GCA) Honorable Mention, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) & The Center for Association Leadership's award recognizing innovative ideas and achievement in association communication campaigns. Selected from 373 entries, recipients were chosen for demonstrati  more

Air & Waste Management Association Offers Webinar on Environmental Careers
CHICAGO, Feb. 12 -- The Air and Waste Management Association issued the following news release: The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will offer "Environmental Careers: A Path to Your Future," an informational Webinar for those interested in pursuing careers in the environmental industry. The event will be held Wednesday, April 2 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST. "There are so many options and possible career paths to consider in the environmental industry that it can be difficult fo  more

Air India gets $548.6 mn Ex-Im Bank loan
Washington, Sept. 20 -- The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) of the US has given India's national carrier Air India $548.6 million in loan guarantees to support the purchase of Boeing aircraft. Air India chairman and managing director Raghu Menon and Ex-Im Bank chairman James H. Lambright signed the deal Friday at a ceremony at the bank headquarters here. Air India is officially called the National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL). "We greatly value Ex-im Bank's contribution in par  more

AIR POLLUTION ADVISORY ISSUED FOR SMOKIES
GATLINBURG, Tenn., July 18 -- The National Park Service's Great Smoky Mountains National Park issued the following press release: Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials issued an air pollution advisory that the levels of ozone pollution at the park are have reached a level that poses a threat to the health of park visitors and are expected to remain high throughout the day and tomorrow as well. They advise that visitors may wish to refrain from strenuous outdoor activities while this c  more

AIR QUALITY ALERT FOR JULY 8 - 9
AUGUSTA, Maine, July 8 -- The Maine Department of Financial and Profesional Regulation issued the following news release: According to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), on Tuesday, ground-level ozone concentrations are expected to reach the "unhealthy for sensitive groups" level for the Southwest Coast, Mid-Coast, Western Interior and Eastern Interior regions while "unhealthy" levels are expected for the high elevations of Acadia National Park. The coastal regions are li  more

AIR RESOURCES BOARD CITES MUNROE MOTORS $112,000 FOR AIR QUALITY VIOLATIONS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 12 -- The California Air Resources Board issued the following press release: Last week the Air Resources Board fined Munroe Motors of San Francisco $112,000 for illegal sales of off-road motorcycles. An ARB investigation found that Munroe Motors sold over 20 higher-polluting off-road motorcycles as on-road models between 2004 and 2005. On average, off-road motorcycle emissions are at minimum twice as dirty compared to on-road models. "ARB enforcement teams are   more

AIR RESOURCES BOARD TO CONSIDER HEAVY-DUTY DIESEL REGULATION AT ITS DECEMBER 2008 HEARING
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 12 -- The California Air Resources Board issued the following press release: A few media outlets have recently run stories wrongly stating that the Air Resources Board has canceled the promulgation of a new proposed regulation aimed at cleaning up the 400,000 plus diesel trucks driving along California roadways. This is completely false. The Air Resources Board is currently set to vote on this extremely important proposed public health regulation at its December hear  more

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ADOPTS RESOLUTION COMMENDING FRANKLIN COUNTY CAREER TECHNICAL CENTER FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAM AS OUTSTANDING PROGRAM OF YEAR FOR 2007-2008
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 4 -- The Alabama Department of Education's Board of Education adopted the following resolution: WHEREAS, the Alabama State Board of Education supports efforts to improve career and technical educational experiences for Alabama's students; and WHEREAS, the Franklin County Career Technical Center Health Science Program can best be described as exemplary for its environment of encouragement for students to strive for excellence in meeting the needs of the local healthca  more

Alcohol Use Among Adolescents Linked to Violent, Suicidal Behaviors
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Feb. 4 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Many young people initiate alcohol use early in life, and those who do are at an increased risk for numerous problems compared to adolescents who do not drink. In the study, "Age of Alcohol Use Initiation, Suicidal Behavior, and Peer and Dating Violence Victimization and Perpetration Among High-Risk, Seventh-Grade Adolescents," researchers found that 35 percent of students in a high-risk s  more

ALFRED STATE COLLEGE'S TASTE OF WELLSVILLE EVENT ON OCT. 11
ALFRED, N.Y., Sept. 10 -- Alfred State College issued the following news release: Local eateries will once again participate in Alfred State College's "Taste of Wellsville," this year, Saturday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Restaurants and other food purveyors will showcase their tasty signature dishes in "miniature form" at stations around the Applied Technology Campus. Tickets for the food (50 cents each-food costs may range from one ticket to several) may be purchased on the day of the   more

All set to welcome Wanni civilians
Colombo, Sept. 20 -- President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed officials to provide all facilities and essentials to civilians from Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts entering cleared areas. Prior to his departure from the island to attend the 63rd United Nations sessions in New York, President Rajapaksa directed the relevant officials to provide food, pharmaceuticals and other essentials to these two districts and to those arriving in Vavuniya. President Rajapaksa also thanked the offici  more

ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED DAIRY IN MARGARITAVILLE ISLAND LIME TORTILLA CHIPS
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Food & Drug Administration issued the following recall notice: El Matador Enterprises, makers of Margaritaville Tortilla Chips is voluntarily recalling 13-ounce bags of Margaritaville Island Lime Tortilla Chips because they may contain undeclared whey in the spice blend. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk protein run the risk of a health problem or illness if they consume this product.   more

Alliance For Work-Life Progress Announces 2008 Work-Life Rising Star Honorees
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 2 -- WorldatWork issued the following news release: Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP), an entity of WorldatWork that defines and recognizes innovation, best practices and work-life thought leadership, recently announced the recipients of the AWLP Work-Life Rising Star recognition program. Now in its second year, the AWLP Work-Life Rising Star recognition program identifies stellar professionals who exhibit a combination of professional and personal attributes tha  more

ALTITUDE SICKNESS RESEARCH PREPARES SOLDIERS IN THE FIELD
COLORADO SPRINGS, Co., Sept. 15 -- Army Families Online issued the following news release: Looming in the distant skyline of Colorado Springs, Co., Pike's Peak is one of the nation's most popular tourist destinations, hosting hundreds of thousands of visitors on its 14,110 foot summit each year. What most vacationers don't know as they peer across the serene landscape is that just a few hundred feet away researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine are sharing t  more

Amateur Singers, Singing Teachers Less Likely to Identify Serious Vocal Problems
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 1 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: Even as American Idol reminds us of the best (and worst) that singing has to offer, a new study cautions that amateur singers and singing instructors are less sensitive than their professional peers to the subtle changes to their voices that could have a serious negative impact on their vocal health. The new research, published in the April 2008 issue of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surg  more

AMBROS NAMED CO-RECIPIENT OF LASKER AWARD FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 13 -- The University of Massachusetts Medical School issued the following press release: University of Massachusetts Medical School Professor of Molecular Medicine Victor R. Ambros, PhD, has been named a co-recipient of the 2008 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research for work related to the discovery of microRNAs (mRNAs), tiny molecules that are now understood to play a critical role in gene regulation. To be formally announced Sunday, September 14, by the Albert and   more

America's Pharmaceutical Research Companies Respond to Hurricane Ike's Imminent Landfall
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America issued the following news release: Responding to conditions created by Hurricane Ike in Texas and other Gulf Coast states, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has moved from "alert" to "engaged" status - the highest level of activation - as part of its effort to ensure needed medicines are available in areas affected by the storm. PhRMA is working closely with other members of the RxR  more

American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting Makes Significant Local Economic Impact
PHILADELPHIA, June 26 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Cutting-edge breakthroughs in molecular targeting, translational cancer research and cancer prevention took center stage when 17,437 people from around the world gathered at the San Diego Convention Center April 12-16 for the attendance record-breaking 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Early measurements estimate the economic impact at $33.25 mi  more

American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting Showcases Significant Developments in Understanding and Targeting Cancers
PHILADELPHIA, April 8 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Cutting-edge breakthroughs in molecular targeting, translational cancer research and cancer prevention will take center stage when more than 17,000 scientists from around the world gather at the San Diego Convention Center April 12-16 for the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Key data presented at the meeting will include late-breaking clinical tri  more

American Association of Retired Persons Report: Millions of Low-Income Adults Can't Get Medicaid; So What's the Answer?
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) issued the following news release: A new report from AARP released today looks at why millions of low-income adults cannot get Medicaid and what can be done about it. The report will be released at a panel taking place on Capitol Hill sponsored by AARP and the Alliance for Health Reform. The report from AARP's Public Policy Institute outlines key policy options for improving Medicaid coverage for low-income adults.   more

American Dietetic Association Foundation Invests In Future of Dietetics Through Scholarships For 2008-2009 Academic Year
CHICAGO, July 3 -- The American Dietetic Association issued the following news release: The American Dietetic Association Foundation announced it has awarded 221 scholarships totaling $279,550 to students at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education levels of dietetics study. The ADA Foundation is the largest provider of scholarships in the dietetics field. Scholarships are funded by individual donors, affiliated state and regional dietetic associations and American Dietetic Ass  more

American Dietetic Association Foundation Names New Directors For 2008-2009
CHICAGO, Aug. 22 -- The American Dietetic Association issued the following news release: The American Dietetic Association Foundation has named five new members to its Board of Directors for 2008-2009. The entire 13-member board is responsible for strategic planning, policy development and fiscal management for the Chicago-based ADA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Dietetic Association. The ADA Foundation's new 2008-2009 directors are: *Judith L. Dodd, MS, LDN, RD, Gibs  more

American Dietetic Association Names Ulric Chung Senior Director of Education Accreditation
CHICAGO, Aug. 1 -- The American Dietetic Association issued the following news release: The American Dietetic Association has named Ulric Chung, PhD, a nationally known authority on distance learning in pharmacy education, curriculum development and evaluation, as the senior director of ADA's Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education. "We are delighted to welcome Ulric Chung to ADA," said Ronald S. Moen, chief executive officer of the American Dietetic Association. "His outstandi  more

American Dietetic Association Supports New Medicare Bill That Opens Door To Medical Nutrition Therapy Expansion
CHICAGO, July 9 -- The American Dietetic Association issued the following news release: Seven years after passing legislation to make registered dietitians Medicare providers of medical nutrition therapy, Congress has passed legislation that should allow for a major expansion of the benefit. The expansion is strongly supported by the American Dietetic Association, the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Congress originally limited MNT only to Medicare benefic  more

American Health Care Association Kicks Off Quality Focused Ad Campaign
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The American Health Care Association issued the following news release: The American Health Care Association (AHCA) today announced the launch of a new advertising campaign promoting the long term care community's commitment to quality care for the nations' frail, elderly and disabled. AHCA has long been the leader in the establishment of quality initiative programs that enhance the overall performance and excellence of the entire long term care sector. AHCA and its  more

American Meat Institute Files Citizen Petition to Keep All Non-ambulatory Cattle out of Food Supply
WASHINGTON, April 22 -- The American Meat Institute issued the following news release: The American Meat Institute, along with the National Meat Association and the National Milk Producers Federation, today filed a Citizen Petition with the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service requesting that the agency amend the rules so that nonambulatory, disabled cattle are not permitted into the meat supply in any circumstance. Specifically, the petition reques  more

American Meat Institute President Says Undercover Video Reflects Multiple Failures At Plant, In Government And At Activist Group
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- The American Meat Institute issued the following news release: An undercover video depicting animal abuse in a California meat plant reflects multiple problems - in plant practices, in inspection oversight at the plant and within the Humane Society of the United States. But according to AMI President J. Patrick Boyle, the images represent a shocking departure from both industry best practices and typical operations in federally inspected meat plants. Boyle made his  more

American Meat Institute Says Government Message is Clear: Beef Recall Stems From Non-Compliance with Inspection Procedures, Not Food Safety Concerns
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 -- The American Meat Institute issued the following news release: The announcement of a large beef recall today is unsettling, but the government has made clear that it is the result of non-compliance with inspection procedures, not food safety concerns, the American Meat Institute (AMI) said following a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) press conference. "USDA's message was clear: cattle inspection procedures were not followed and when they are not, product is cons  more

American Meat Institute Says Processed Meats Are Safe and Nutritious
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The American Meat Institute issued the following news release: An outrageous and exploitive new campaign aimed at scaring parents out of feeding their children processed meats is just what those of us who know the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) have come to expect from this pro-vegetarian animal rights group in doctors' clothing. Afterall, it is this group's actions that prompted the American Medical Association in 1991 to issue a news release s  more

American Medical Association to Congress: Now is The Time to Reform The Medicare Physician Payment System
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: Congress has created a window of time to fix the fatally flawed Medicare physician payment system, and American Medical Association (AMA) President Nancy Nielsen, MD urged them to use it to enact permanent reform in testimony today before a congressional committee. In testimony before the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, Dr. Nielsen highlighted that reform is necessary to achieve the vision of  more

American Nurses Association Calls For The Formation Of A UN Women's Agency
SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 27 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: The American Nurses Association (ANA) urges its RN members, and all health care professionals to lobby their United Nations representatives, heads of state and legislators about the critical need for a fully funded UN Women's organization to address gender equality concerns globally. UN Member states are poised to adopt a resolution at the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly this September to  more

American Nurses Association Honors Nursing's Best
SILVER SPRING, Md., June 27 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: Since the early 1900s, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has presented awards to prominent nurses in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the nursing profession and to the field of health care. On Thursday, June 26, 2008, as part of its 2008 Biennial House of Delegates meeting in Washington, DC, ANA bestowed Honorary Awards in 13 categories. "These nurses truly epitomize the   more

American Nurses Association Re-Elects Patton
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 7 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: Delegates of the American Nurses Association (ANA) elected Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, of Lakewood, OH, to serve a second consecutive two-year term as president of the nation's leading professional nursing organization representing the major health policy, practice and workplace issues of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States. A slate of 30 candidates vied for leadership positions dur  more

AMESBURY MUNICIPAL COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JULY 22 MEETING
AMESBURY, Mass., July 22 -- The Amesbury Municipal Council issued the following meeting minutes: Meeting opened at 7:37 pm. By Councilor Lavoie as Acting President Members present: Councilor Gilday, Councilor Chatigny, Councilor Dunford, Councilor Neale, Councilor Lavoie, Councilor Neale, Councilor Ferguson and Councilor Sherwood Members absent: Councilor Benson, (excused to be acting Mayor while Mayor Kezer is away on military leave) and Councilor McMilleon Councilor Neale led the P  more

AMESBURY MUNICIPAL COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JULY 8 MEETING
AMESBURY, Mass., July 8 -- The Amesbury Municipal Council issued the following meeting minutes: Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Councilor Neale Roll Call Allen Neale, Jonathan Sherwood, Mary Chatigny, Stephen Dunford, Anne Ferguson, Robert Gilday, Robert Lavoie, Joseph McMilleon, Roger Benson Act on Minutes June 10, 2008 Councilor Sherwood motioned to accept, Councilor Neale second Voted Unanimous Public Comment James Thivierge, 106 Friend Street Mr. Thivierge encourages the  more

AMESBURY MUNICIPAL COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JUNE 18 MEETING
AMESBURY, Mass., June 18 -- The Amesbury Municipal Council issued the following meeting minutes: Call To Order 7:00PM Roll Call: Allen Neale, Mary Chatigny, Stephen Dunford, Anne Ferguson, Robert Gilday, Robert Lavoie, Roger Benson Jonathan Sherwood and Joseph McMilleon absent. Pledge of Allegiance Stephen Dunford Public Comment James Thivierge, 106 Friend Street Mr.Thivierge read from the Palmer & Dodge report from the refunding bond prospectus. He believes that interaction betw  more

ANA Board Of Directors Endorses A Set Of Standards For Aprn Regulation To Improve Access To Safe, Quality Care By Advanced Practice Nurses
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 1 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: At its June Board meeting in Washington, DC., the American Nurses Association (ANA) Board of Directors endorsed a seminal document beneficial not only to the 240,000 Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in the United States, but to the entire nursing profession and to the public they serve. "A Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education will,  more

ANA Comments-CNS-SOC
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 21 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: Katherine K. Wallman Chief Statistician The American Nurses Association (ANA) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the recommendations of the Standard Occupational Classification Policy Committee (SOCP) for revising the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). The ANA represents the interests of the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses, the single largest group of health care pr  more

ANA Hosts Event at Democratic National Convention
SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 28 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: The American Nurses Association (ANA), in association with The Creative Coalition, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), American Health Care Association (AHCA), National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), and AARP, hosted a special town hall meeting during the Democratic National Convention to discuss vital health care issues. The  more

ANA Letter to AMA on HOD Resolution 214 (A-08) 'Doctor of Nursing Practice'
SILVER SPRING, Md., June 11 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: Craig W. Anderson, MD, Chair AMA Reference Committee B, Legislation c/o Roger Brown, PhD Director, Office of House of Delegates Affairs American Medical Association 515 N. State Street Chicago, IL 60610 Sent via email to: Roger.Brown@ama-assn.org Re: American Medical Association House of Delegates Resolution 214 (A-08) "Doctor of Nursing Practice" The Amer  more

ANA Letter to AMA on HOD Resolution 303 (A-08) Protection of Titles 'Doctor,' 'Resident' and 'Residency'
SILVER SPRING, Md., June 11 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: June 11, 2008 David M. Lichtman, MD, Chair AMA Reference Committee C, Medical Education c/o Roger Brown, PhD Director, Office of House of Delegates Affairs American Medical Association 515 N. State Street Chicago, IL 60610 Sent via email to: Roger.Brown@ama-assn.org Re: American Medical Association House of Delegates Resolution 303 (A-08) Protection of t  more

ANA President Meets With RNC On Health Reform Priorities
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 14 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: American Nurses Association President Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, along with other ANA representatives, had an opportunity to share ideas on health care reform with the Republican Platform Committee at a meeting Thursday, July 10. The meeting was part of the Republican Platform Committee's effort to gather input from across the country as they work to establish their platform. Their new web  more

ANA Statement On Senator John McCain's Health Care Plan During Cover The Uninsured Week
SILVER SPRING, Md., May 1 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: Senator John McCain unveiled his health care policy during a speech in Tampa, Florida Tuesday, April 29th. The American Nurses Association (ANA) believes it is more important than ever to recognize health care is a basic human right, and that everyone in the U.S. should have access to high quality, affordable care. While the ANA concurs with Senator McCain's emphasis on the importance of increasing  more

ANA Testifies On Capitol Hill On Registered Nurse Immigration
SILVER SPRING, Md., June 13 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: The American Nurses Association (ANA) testified on Capitol Hill Thursday, June 12 on the issue of registered nurse immigration. ANA senior policy fellow Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN spoke before the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law on the issue of foreign educated nurses. "Over reliance on foreign educated nurses by the health c  more

ANA Urges A Ban On BPA In Food, Health Care And Children's Products
SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 16 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: The American Nurses Association (ANA) voiced concerns over the safety of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday. The FDA invited a panel of experts to comment on the agency's recent report which suggests that trace amounts of BPA are not dangerous. However, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded BPA poses "some concern" to infants and childre  more

ANA's House of Delegates Passes Bylaws Amendments Opening Up Additional Membership Options and Strengthening the Nursing Profession
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: Over 600 nurse delegates attending the American Nurses Association's (ANA) 2008 House of Delegates passed a series of historic bylaws including establishing a designated seat on the ANA Board of Directors for a recent graduate of a nursing program. "We've always believed that there is strength in numbers when it comes to RNs having a positive impact in the workplace, in patient care and in public heal  more

ANCC Names Karen Drenkard as Director of Magnet Recognition Program
SILVER SPRING, Md., May 15 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is pleased to name Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ as the new Director of its acclaimed Magnet Recognition Program. Dr. Drenkard most recently served as the Senior Vice President, Nursing/Chief Nursing Executive at Inova Health Systems, in Falls Church, Virginia. For the past eight years, Karen has been responsible for nursing practice, edu  more

ANIKA GOSS-FOSTER NAMED NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT AT LISC; BELIEVES MAYOR'S VISION FOR NEIGHBORHOODS IS STRONG
DETROIT, June 13 -- The city of Detroit issued the following news release: Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick and the Next Detroit Neighborhood Initiative (NDNI) Director Anika Goss-Foster announced her new role as Vice President of Sustainable Communities with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) National Office. Goss-Foster joined Mayor Kilpatrick's Administration in December of 2006, her last day will be June 30. "When we decided to launch this important initiative two years ago, I w  more

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Seeks Steam Sterilizer
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said it had a requirement for a steam sterilizer. The synopsis said "the contractor shall provide a item with the following specifications: 1) a 90 minute cycle at 120 degrees F. with 20 pounds of pressure. 2) The unit must be able to accommodate, at a minimum, 18-22 cubic feet of bio-hazardous wastes in less than eight hours. 3)The floor space available for the unit measures 6 feet wide b  more

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Seeks Temporary General Clerk
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said it was soliciting services of a temporary general clerk. The synopsis said "the contractor shall provide following services: The temporary General Clerk's duties shall be to use email, receive and transmit; input data in spreadsheets; Microsoft Word and PowerPoint proficient; answer phones in a busy office; take messages; set up appointments; type a minimum of 40 words per minute; f  more

ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR JULY 7 MEETING
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 7 -- The Ann Arbor City Council issued the following meeting agenda: 7:00 PM CALL TO ORDER MOMENT OF SILENCE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL OF COUNCIL APPROVAL OF AGENDA INT INTRODUCTIONS INT-1 08-0679 Huron River Day Proclamation (Mayor's Office) PUBLIC COMMENTARY - RESERVED TIME (3 MINUTES PER SPEAKER) * (SPEAKERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO GRANT THEIR RESERVED TIME TO AN ALTERNATE SPEAKER) * ACCOMMODATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR PERSONS NEEDING  more

Ann Kirkpatrick Kicks Off Next Phase of Campaign at Casa Grande Headquarters Grand Opening
CASA GRANDE, Ariz., July 19 -- Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat, running for election in Arizona's 1st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Former State Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Democratic frontrunner in the race to represent Arizona's First Congressional District, today kicked off the next phase of her campaign at the grand opening of her campaign headquarters in Casa Grande. Today's event coincided with the campaign's district-wide Day of Action. Drawing on the st  more

ANNUAL 'TD BANKNORTH GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT NORTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION' RAISES MORE THAN $17,000 FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine, Aug. 29 -- Northern Maine Community College issued the following news release: Northern Maine Community College students will be the beneficiaries of more than $17,000 in scholarship funds raised through the TD Banknorth Golf Tournament to Benefit the NMCC Foundation held recently at the Aroostook Valley Country in Fort Fairfield. One-hundred-twelve golfers teed off for the annual scramble. An additional two dozen people joined the golfers for a dinner and silent a  more

ANNUAL NORTH IDAHO AGING CONFERENCE TO EXPLORE PATHWAYS TO FINANCIAL HEALTH
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho., May 9 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: A one-day conference designed for a wide range of healthcare providers, agency personnel and seniors will be held May 22 at North Idaho College, Edminster Student Union Building. The conference is presented by the Area Agency on Aging of North Idaho. "Pathways to Financial Health" is designed to provide a unique opportunity for sharing and support between financial representatives, health  more

ANSI Announces Recipients of the 2008 Leadership and Service Awards
NEW YORK, Aug. 4 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: ANSI announced today the recipients of its 2008 Leadership and Service Awards. Recipients have been recognized for their significant contributions to national and international standardization activities, as well as an ongoing commitment to their industry, their nation, and the enhancement of the global voluntary consensus standards system. ANSI will honor these sixteen distinguished award recipie  more

ANSI iPackages: New Website Helps Organizations to Share, Annotate, and Personalize ISO 14000 Environmental Standards
NEW YORK, July 8 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced today the launch of ANSI iPackages, an online tool that allows organizations to share, annotate, and personalize standards for internal use. The website was launched with six collections from the ISO 14000 series of environmental management system (EMS) standards. "Organizations of all types are working to become more environmentally co  more

ANSI Participates in Sixth ISO Nanotechnology Plenary
NEW YORK, June 30 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: May 26-30, 2008, marked the sixth plenary session for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 229 on nanotechnologies. Over 125 representatives from thirty member countries - including participants from South Africa, India, and the Russian Federation - gathered in Bordeaux, France to advance the committee's goals in nanotechnology standardization. The   more

ANSI Petitions to Accredit Crane Operator Certification Programs in California
NEW YORK, July 21 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: In the state of California, crane operator certification bodies are required to be accredited by a California Division of Occupational Health and Safety (Cal/OSHA)-approved accreditation body. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Personnel Certification Accreditation Program, which has been in operation for five years, is petitioning the Cal/OSHA Standards Board to be recognized as on  more

ANSI President and ISO Secretary-General Join HHS Secretary Leavitt at HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
NEW YORK, March 3 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: Last week, S. Joe Bhatia, president and CEO of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and Alan Bryden, Secretary-General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), came together in Orlando, Florida, for the 2008 Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition. During his presentation on February 26, 2008, Mr. Bhatia disc  more

Anthrax Investigation Generates Valuable Forensic Science, NAU Researcher Says
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Aug. 18 -- Northern Arizona University issued the following news release: Northern Arizona University's Paul Keim says the genomic analysis that linked the 2001 anthrax letters to the prime FBI suspect who committed suicide last month has generated unprecedented forensic science "The scientific advancement represents a large leap forward in our ability to attribute biothreat agents to their source," Keim said. Keim joined five other scientists at the FBI headquarters i  more

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVE ESTABLISHING NEW COLLEGE ON CAMPUS
BOONE, N.C., Sept. 19 -- Appalachian State University issued the following press release: Appalachian State University's Board of Trustees has approved the establishment of a College of Health Sciences and Allied Professions as well as creation of a new dean's position to lead the administrative unit. The board's proposal will be submitted to the UNC Board of Governors in October for final approval. A search for a founding dean for the college would begin shortly thereafter, with a goal of  more

ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ISSUES MEMO REGARDING FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - FRESH FRUIT, VEGETABLE PROGRAM SY 2008-09
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 10 -- The director of the Arkansas Department of Education issued the following memo: Memo Number : FIN-09-017 Attention: Superintendents Co-op Directors Elementary Principals other: Child Nutrition Directors Type of Memo: Regulatory Response Required: Optional Section: Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner Subject: Funding Opportunity - Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program SY 2008-09 Regulatory Author  more

ARLINGTON FOOD PANTRY BEGINS FALL OUTREACH FOR DONATIONS
ARLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 15 -- The town of Arlington issued the following news release: With the rising cost of food, an increase in clients and a decrease in donations, the Arlington Food Pantry is in serious need of food and cash donations. The pantry relies solely on community donations for distribution to the Town's most vulnerable residents. This volunteer run group is overseen by the Arlington Department of Health and Human Services and each month, the pantry provides food to over 340  more

ARMSTRONG COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 17 MEETING
KITTANNING, Pa., Jan. 17 -- The Armstrong County Commission issued the following meeting minutes: The Armstrong County Board of Commissioners' Public Meeting was called to order on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. in the Commissioners' Conference Room with the following in attendance: Commissioners Patricia L. Kirkpatrick and Richard L. Fink; Chief Clerk George Skamai, Josh Walzak - Leader Vindicator, Mitch Fryer - Leader Times, Andy Walbert - Allegheny Valley Land Trust, Mindy Knappen  more

ARMY TO TEST WARRIOR ADVENTURE QUEST THIS WEEK WITH THREE BCTS
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 10 -- Army Families Online issued the following news release: This weekend the Army begins testing a new program designed to help redeploying Soldiers avoid accidents and make the adjustment from a high-paced, high-adrenaline combat environment to garrison or "home" life. Warrior Adventure Quest combines existing high-adventure outdoor recreation activities such as skydiving, paintball, ropes courses, rock climbing, mountain biking, stock car racing, skiing, and othe  more

As Floodwaters Recede, Mold Danger Swells For Asthma Sufferers
MILWAUKEE, June 17 -- The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology issued the following news release: As homeowners across the Midwest begin to recover from recent flooding, a new threat may be looming. Wet walls, damp carpet and other porous materials can serve as breeding grounds for mold, putting many at increased risk for asthma attacks, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). Exposure to mold spores can trigger asthma in sensitive people,   more

AS INDIAN SLUMS GROW, AID FOCUSES ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following newsletter: Millions of Indian families have moved into cities in recent years. But in addition to finding jobs and opportunity, they have formed pockets of poverty where mothers and children often fall prey to preventable diseases. Some 20 percent of the world's maternal deaths and 25 percent of children's deaths occur in India, and many of these are among the 100 million urban poor - a number that is  more

As Presidential Debates Approach, American Dietetic Association Says Prevention Is Key To National Health-Care Reform
OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 9 -- The American Dietetic Association issued the following news release: In advance of the first 2008 Presidential candidates' debate later this month, the American Dietetic Association, the nation's largest association of food and nutrition professionals, is calling for reform of the nation's health-care system that begins "by integrating prevention into health care." "Whoever wins the 2008 Presidential election must make health-care a priority and work with the 111t  more

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT ABRAMS TESTIFIES ON PERSON-CENTERED CARE: REFORMING SERVICES, BRINGING OLDER CITIZENS BACK TO HEART OF SOCIETY BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: Thank you Chairman Kohl, Senator Smith, Senator Casey and the Members of the Committee for this invitation to testify about medical home in your hearing about care for older Americans. I am Melinda Abrams, assistant vice president at the Commonwealth Fund, and responsible for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Initiative. The Commonwealth Fund is a private, grantmaking fou  more

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY AT NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY, SCHUMACHER PRESENTS PAPER ON ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES
GREENSBORO, N.C., July 4 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Susan J. Schumacher, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, presented a paper titled "The Use of Alternative Therapies to Lower Blood Pressure in Older African Americans" at the 1st Annual Meeting of the Society for Spirituality, Theology and Health. The meeting was held at Duke University's R. David Thomas Executive Confere  more

Asthma Attacks Early In Pregnancy Put Baby At Greater Risk Of Birth Defects, New Research Suggests
MILWAUKEE, May 5 -- The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology issued the following news release: Uncontrolled asthma during the first trimester of pregnancy greatly increases the risk of birth defects in babies, according to new research to be published in the June issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Canadian researchers Lucie Blais, PhD, and Amelie Forget, MSc, concluded that women who had an asthma flare-up in the first three months of pregnancy were 48 pe  more

ATTORNEY GENERAL COAKLEY URGES CONGRESS TO PASS ADDITIONAL LOW INCOME ENERGY FUNDING
BOSTON, Sept. 19 -- The Massachusetts Attorney General issued the following news release: Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, along with seven other northeast region Attorneys General, has called upon Congress to pass legislation providing immediate additional funds for this winter for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP, a federally-funded, state-administered energy program that has been in existence since 1981, is a targeted block grant program that hel  more

ATTORNEY GENERAL MYERS CALLS ON MILLERCOORS TO CANCEL NEW ENERGY DRINK WITH ELEVATED ALCOHOL CONTENT
SALEM, Ore., Sept. 17 -- The Oregon Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Hardy Myers today joined the attorneys general from 24 other states in calling for MillerCoors, LLC to abandon its plan to introduce a new alcoholic energy drink - Sparks Red - that contains significantly elevated alcohol content. "The use of alcoholic energy drinks by minors is a particularly serious health and safety risk. By mixing stimulants with alcohol, these drinks only increase   more

ATTORNEY REGISTRATION AND DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION OF SUPREME COURT OF ILLINOIS ISSUES AMENDED COMPLAINT FILED REGARDING MANOS KAVVADIAS
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 4 -- The Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois issued this text of a complaint filed or served: In the Matter of: MANOS KAVVADIAS, Attorney-Respondent, No. 6186816. Commission No. 08 CH 70 FILED - September 4, 2008 FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT Jerome Larkin, Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, by his attorney, Scott Kozlov, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 753(b), complains of  more

AWARD WINNING TEACHER, AUSCHWITZ SURVIVOR SHARES HER STORY
SPOKANE, Wash., May 27 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: The Riverpoint Diversity Committee at Washington State University Spokane will host a free public presentation and book signing by Noemi Ban, an award winning teacher and Holocaust survivor. On Friday, May 30 she will share her personal story of surviving the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the slave labor camp at Buchenwald and the 1956 Soviet repression of the anticommunist uprising in Hungary  more

BACH NAMED DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS & CAMPUS RECREATION AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BLUE BELL, Pa., Sept. 8 -- Montgomery County Community College issued the following news release: Montgomery County Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce Bach, of Souderton, as the Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation. In his new role, he assumes college-wide responsibility for the administration and development of the College's intercollegiate athletics program, The Mustangs, as well as an active campus recreation program. Bach has dedicated his professi  more

BACK-TO-SCHOOL REMINDER: PAY YOUR CHILD SUPPORT
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 1 -- The Texas Attorney General issued the following weekly column: Every year around this time, Texas children get ready to head back to the classroom. Their young minds are filled with the anticipation and excitement of meeting their new classmates and teachers. And, their youthful faces are filled with enthusiasm. The start of a new school year is a special occasion for children, making it important for parents to be there to share the joy and provide support. There   more

BACK-UP MEDICAL CARE PLANNED FOR MARDI GRAS WEEKEND
BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 1 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: The Jindal Administration is working with the Department of Health and Hospitals and its local and federal partners to ensure the continued availability of health care services during the events celebrating Mardi Gras. This effort is intended to supplement and support the local medical community as more than one million guests arrive in the city during the weeks leading up to Fat T  more

BACTERIA'S MEALTIME DASH SWIMMING SUCCESS
WALTHAM, Mass., March 12 -- Brandeis University issued the following press release: Goldfish in an aquarium are able to dash after food flakes at mealtime, reaching them before they sink or are eaten by other fish. Researchers at MIT and Brandeis recently proved that marine bacteria, the smallest creatures in the ocean, behave in a similar fashion at mealtime, using their swimming skills to reach tiny food patches that appear randomly in the ocean. The research appears in the March 10 online   more

BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S ANNUAL ECONOMIC, SOCIAL IMPACT ACCRUES $541.1 MILLION OF INCOME TO REGIONAL ECONOMY
BALTIMORE, April 7 -- Baltimore City Community College issued the following news release: Baltimore City Community College plays a significant role in the local economy and is a sound investment from multiple perspectives. The regional economy receives roughly $541.1 million in regional income each year due to BCCC and its students. This figure amounts to roughly 1.6% of the area's total annual income. Ninety-six percent of BCCC students remain in the state. BCCC's Service Area Economy receiv  more

BEACH WATER QUALITY ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR CAMERON PARISH BEACHES
BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 1 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: A swim advisory remains in effect for Constance, Long, Gulf Breeze, Hackberry, Holly Beach sections 1 through 6, Little Florida and Rutherford beaches in Cameron Parish. Additionally, Cypremort Point State Park Beach and Fontainebleau State Park Beach continue to remain under an advisory. The advisory for Martin Beach in Cameron Parish has been lifted. In Lafourche Parish, Fo  more

BEDFORD COUNTY MANUFACTURERS MEET WITH PENN STATE
BEDFORD, Pa., May 9 -- The Bedford County Development Association issued the following news release: When it comes to the economic development of a region, the health and growth of existing companies can't be overlooked. That's why the BCDA continues to explore opportunities between Bedford County manufacturers and Penn State University, which continues to be ranked as one of the top public research universities in the world. BCDA's ongoing effort continued when the BCDA invited represent  more

BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 16 MEETING
BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 16 -- The Berkeley City Council issued the following meeting agenda: Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Tom Bates, Mayor Councilmembers: District 1 -Linda Maio District 5 -Laurie Capitelli District 2 -Darryl Moore District 6 -Betty Olds District 3 -Max Anderson District 7 -Kriss Worthington District 4 -Vacant District 8 -Gordon Wozniak This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, Government Code Section 54953,  more

Better Health Care Using Technology Conference Focuses on Building Health Care Partnerships, Technology Transfer Opportunities in Southeastern Ohio
ATHENS, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine issued the following news release: The impact of health information technology on rural clinical and community settings and the way health care affects economic development are among the topics featured in an upcoming conference at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Building upon efforts begun last fall, OU-COM will sponsor the 2nd annual RHIOhio conference Oct. 13 and 14 at Baker University C  more

BILL WOULD REINSTATE FUNDING TO CLEAN-UP DANGEROUS NON-COAL MINING SITES
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The office of Sen. Pete V. Domenici, R-N.M., issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Pete Domenici voted today to pass legislation that would resume the availability of funding for tribes and states to reclaim abandoned non-coal surface mining sites. Bingaman sponsored and Domenici cosponsored legislation (S. 2779) to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) to explicitly clarify that certain Abandoned Mine Land (AML) f  more

Bipartisan Food Safety Bill Introduced Today Holds Promise - Association Will Continue Work With Congressional Leaders On Produce Safety
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The United Fresh Produce Association issued the following news release: United Fresh Produce Association President Tom Stenzel issued the following statement today regarding the Safe Food Enforcement, Assessment, Standards and Targeting Act (Safe FEAST Act), a new bipartisan food safety bill introduced in the House of Representatives today by Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA) and Rep. Adam Putman (R-FL). "We congratulate Congressmen Costa and Putman on their leadership in intro  more

BIRMINGHAM CITY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF APRIL 26 MEETING
BIRMINGHAM, Mich., April 26 -- The Birmingham City Commission issued the following meeting minutes: I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Mayor Carney opened the public hearing at 8:35 a.m. Present: Mayor Carney Commissioner Dilgard Commissioner Hoff Commissioner McDaniel Commissioner Moore Commissioner Rinschler Mayor Pro Tem Sherman Absent: None Administration: City Manager Markus, City Clerk Weiss, Finance Director Ostin, Assistant Finance Director Gerber,  more

BISPHENOL A LINKED TO METABOLIC SYNDROME IN HUMANS
CINCINNATI, Sept. 4 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) implicates the primary chemical used to produce hard plastics-bisphenol A (BPA)-as a risk factor for the metabolic syndrome and its consequences. In a laboratory study, using fresh human fat tissues, the UC team found that BPA suppresses a key hormone, adiponectin, which is responsible for regulating insulin sensitivity in the body and puts people at a subs  more

BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST ANNOUNCES FALL PRESCRIBED FIRE PROJECTS IN NORTHERN HILLS
SPEARFISH, S.D., Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Black Hills National Forest - issued the following press release: Starting as early as next week, firefighters in the northern part of the Black Hills will begin burning portions of the forest to improve public and firefighter safety and improve forest health. Four projects are planned including Limestone, Picnic/Cavern/Kine, Sleez and Sundance Hazardous Fuels. Target date for the Limestone pres  more

BLOOD DRIVE AT DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MEDIA, Pa., Sept. 11 -- Delaware County Community College issued the following news release: The Health Center at Delaware County Community College is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 15 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the A-building Cafe on the Main Campus. To make an appointment to donate blood or for more information, please contact the College's Health Center at 610-359-5140 or sign up electronically at http://www.pleasegi  more

BLOOD DRIVE AT UNIVERSITY OF RIO GRANDE
RIO GRANDE, Ohio, June 23 -- Rio Grande Community College issued the following news release: The University of Rio Grande will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, June 25. Held in honor of a Rio Grande employee, the blood drive will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m., in Conference Room C in the Davis University Center. The Rio Grande employee is facing surgery in the coming weeks, and the blood drive is being held in her support. The blood drive will al  more

BOARD MEMBER DAVIDSON TESTIFIES ON AGING IN RURAL AMERICA: PRESERVING SENIORS' ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: Good morning, Chairman Kohl, Ranking Member Smith and other distinguished members of the Committee, my name is Margaret Davidson. I am the Executive Director of the Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. in La Grande, Oregon, and I serve as a Board Member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). n4a represents our nation's 650 Area Agencies   more

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DECLARES SEPTEMBER PREPAREDNESS MONTH
PHOENIX, Sept. 10 -- Maricopa County issued the following press release: On September 3, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve a resolution declaring September Preparedness Month in Maricopa County. This declaration promotes the importance of individual and household preparedness as a means of ensuring a safe and health community. The Resolution reads as follows: WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is sponsoring NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH 2  more

BOULDER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 15 MEETING
BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 15 -- The Boulder County Commissioners issued the following meeting agendas: 11:00 a.m. Commissioners to attend an open house to celebrate the consolidation of four Housing Maintenance and Longs Peak Energy Conservation sites that have successfully moved into their new location (1288 Alaska in Longmont). 1:00 p.m. Administrative Meetings Location: Commissioners' Office - Small Conference Room 4:00 p.m. PRESENTER: Land Use Department (Sr. Planner: Pete Fogg) P  more

BREAKTHROUGH RESEARCH TURNS THE TIDE ON WATERBORNE PATHOGEN
WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 24 -- Brandeis University issued the following press release: Cryptosporidium parvum is a tiny yet insidious waterborne parasite that wreaks havoc worldwide. This parasite is a major cause of diarrhea and malnutrition in small children in developing countries, and causes severe disease in AIDS and other immune compromised patients in the developed world. Cryptosporidium is resistant to water chlorination and has caused massive outbreaks in the U.S., which has led to the c  more

Bringing Resources and Hope to People with Cancer
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 11 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: The American Association for Cancer Research and The Wellness Community are collaborating to combine their respective scientific integrity and extensive educational resources to reach out to cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones. The AACR, through its survivors and advocates magazine, CR, has partnered with The Wellness Community to produce Surviving and Thriving: Life with   more

Brit 'woman' with rape fantasy in sex change op to turn into a man!
London, Sept. 20 -- A mentally ill Brit woman, who fantasizes about raping other women, has been allowed to undergo a sex change. Taxpayers will have to pay 2,500 pounds bill to turn the middle-aged patient into a man. The treatment is already halfway through, with both breasts having been removed. A hysterectomy is now due and has also had hormone treatment for ten years. "He is now closer to being able to carry out his fantasy of raping women. He is in limbo at the moment, halfway be  more

BUCKS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO CONDUCT SEPT. 17 MOSQUITO SPRAY IN WEST BRISTOL
DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Sept. 12 -- Bucks County issued the following press release: Starting at dusk on the evening of Wednesday, September 17, the Bucks County Health Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito adulticide spray in the West Bristol neighborhood of Bristol Twp. During this operation, both residential and recreational areas will be treated to provide quick knockdown and effective control of adult mosquitoes.   more

Budget bids to up revenue Industrialists, middle class anxious
Kathmandu, Sept. 20 -- The new budget of the CPN Maoist-led government announced Friday has landed the axe on the urban middleclass by introducing new taxes on basic services like health and education, among others. It has also delivered little by way of boosting rural consumption. Finance Minister Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai, who vowed to make the budget private sector and investor friendly, lowered duty on raw material imports and exempted all hydropower projects from VAT in an attempt to suppor  more

Budget bids to up revenue, Industrialists, middle class anxious
Kathmandu, Sept. 20 -- The new budget of the CPN Maoist-led government announced Friday has landed the axe on the urban middleclass by introducing new taxes on basic services like health and education, among others. It has also delivered little by way of boosting rural consumption. Finance Minister Dr Babu Ram Bhattarai, who vowed to make the budget private sector and investor friendly, lowered duty on raw material imports and exempted all hydropower projects from VAT in an attempt to support  more

Budget emphasis on infrastructure development
Kathmandu, Sept. 20 -- Laying heavy emphasis on infrastructure development, the government has substantially increased allocation for agriculture, hydropower and road-construction in the budget for Fiscal Year 2008/09. Presenting the budget in the Legislature-Parliament on Friday, Finance Minister Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai also announced some ambitious plans for hydropower development and improvement in agricultural productivity, aimed at ensuring food security. Social security for needy groups:  more

BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 14 WORK SESSION MEETING
BURLINGTON, N.C., Jan. 14 -- The Burlington City Council issued the following work session minutes: The City Council of the City of Burlington held a regularly scheduled work session at the John Robert Kernodle Senior Activities Center on January 14, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. Councilmembers present: Mayor Wall, Councilmembers Huffman, Starling, Butler and Maynard (to be sworn in on January 15, 2007) Councilmembers absent: none Harold Owen, City Manager, present Robert M. Ward, City Attor  more

BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF MARCH 31 WORK SESSION MEETING
BURLINGTON, N.C., March 31 -- The Burlington City Council issued the following work session minutes: The City Council of the City of Burlington held a regularly scheduled work session at the John Robert Kernodle Senior Activities Center on March 31, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. Councilmembers present: Mayor Wall, Councilmembers Huffman, Starling, Butler and Maynard Councilmembers absent: none Harold Owen, City Manager, present Robert M. Ward, City Attorney, present Jondeen D. Terry, City  more

Business Applauds OECD Seoul Ministerial Meeting Declaration On The Future Of The Internet Economy
NEW YORK, June 18 -- The United States Council for International Business issued the following news release: Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Seoul Ministerial on the Future of the Internet Economy, an American business leader hailed the outcomes of the high-level meeting. "Ministers have taken the important step to reaffirm the principles from the 1998 OECD Ottawa Ministerial that allowed a platform for electronic commerce to   more

C. William Hanke, MD, MPH, FAAD, Assumes Presidency of the American Academy of Dermatology
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 5 -- The American Academy of Dermatology issued the following news release: C. William Hanke, MD, MPH, FAAD, an Indianapolis-based dermatologist, took office today as president of the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), the world's largest dermatologic society, representing more than 16,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions. Dr. Hanke assumed office at the conclusion of the Academ  more

CALCIUM DURING PREGNANCY REDUCES HARMFUL BLOOD LEAD LEVELS
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: Pregnant women who take high levels of daily calcium supplements show a marked reduction in lead levels in their blood, suggesting calcium could play a critical role in reducing fetal and infant exposure. A new study at the University of Michigan shows that women who take 1,200 milligrams of calcium daily have up to a 31 percent reduction in lead levels. Women who used lead-glazed ceramics and th  more

CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AT POMONA APPOINTS NEW PROVOST, VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
POMONA, Calif., June 25 -- California State Polytechnical University at Pomona issued the following press release: After a national search that identified several outstanding candidates, Cal Poly Pomona President Michael Ortiz has named Dr. Marten L. denBoer to serve as the new university Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He will begin Aug. 14. Dr. denBoer, who has served as associate provost at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) since 2001, has been su  more

CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AT POMONA HEALTH CAREER LADDER HELPS LOCAL YOUTHS ATTAIN CAREER GOALS
POMONA, Calif., June 4 -- California State Polytechnical University at Pomona issued the following press release: Pomona Unified School District, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Western University of Health Sciences are partnering to guide Pomona students through their education and into careers as health care professionals. Dr. Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, superintendent of Pomona Unified School District, Dr. J. Michael Ortiz, president of Cal Poly Pomona, and Dr. Ph  more

CALIFORNIA'S VETERANS AT A CROSSROADS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 13 -- Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, D-Calif., issued the following column: California's Veterans At A Crossroads By John Garamendi With huge budget deficits and insufficient revenue, California stands at a crucial fiscal crossroads. As an opening salvo to the budget wars, the governor has proposed a 10 percent cut across the breadth of the California budget, including the services that most directly affect the quality of our lives: education, health care, the environm  more

California, Hawaii Inventors Develop Cordyceps Sinensis Growth Method
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20 -- Phillip D. Cleaver and John C. Holliday, both of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Megan Loomis Powers of Huelo, Hawaii, have developed a method for growing Cordyceps sinensis. According to a description of the invention, released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "The present invention is directed to a novel method for growing Cordyceps sinensis in a substrate and to a novel method for hybridizing different strains of Cordyceps sinensis for the purpose of obtaining st  more

CALLAWAY IS NAMED SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE CHANCELLOR
GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 8 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Chancellor Stanley F. Battle has announced the appointment of Dr. Deborah J. Callaway as special assistant to the chancellor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, effective Aug. 1, 2008. "Dr. Deborah Callaway is an exemplary administrator who will provide strong support to the Office of the Chancellor and North Carolina A&T," said Dr. Stanley F. Battle, chancel  more

CAMBODIA VETERINARIANS TO ATTEND BASIC VETERINARY EPIDEMIOLOGY TRAINING COURSE SPONSORED BY USDA
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Aug. 29 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: A Training Course on Basic Veterinary Epidemiology will be conducted for veterinarians of the Kingdom of Cambodia Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Department of Animal Health and Production, and the National Veterinary Research Institute. This program is a product of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) cooperation with Cambodia in the prevention, control and eradication of Highly Pathog  more

CAMPUS SPONSORS JOB FAIR
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa., Sept. 2 -- Pennsylvania State University at New Kensington issued the following news release: Local job seekers can interview with regional companies at the first Alle-Kiski Job Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1 in the Athletic Center at Penn State New Kensington. More than 25 recruiters are expected to be available to provide career options for current students and recent graduates, as well as those seeking a change in vocation. Employment opportunities  more

CAPITOL MONITOR, SEPT. 5
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Rep. J. Randy Forbes, D-Va. (4th CD), iissued the following Capitol Monitor newsletter: As children across the Commonwealth head back to school this week, I thought of my own four children and how it seems as if it were only yesterday that my wife and I were sending them off to school. Every new year was the same - our children's sleepless excitement the night before the first day of school, the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and new school supplies, and the whole f  more

Carlos Museum Prepares for 'Tutlanta' Program of Egyptian-themed Activities
ATLANTA, Sept. 12 -- Emory University issued the following news release: The first tickets to see treasures from the boy king's tomb went to 40 first-graders from Morningside Elementary School from sponsor Northern Trust at a Carlos Museum launch event.Tickets are now available for "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs," a new exhibition featuring more than 130 treasures from the tomb of celebrated pharaoh King Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites. The exhibition will p  more

Carlson: Russian Identity Takes Shape
RUSTON, La., March 18 -- Louisiana Tech University issued the following news release: Russia may have been on the backburner of the world's mind for some time, but now with Russian President Vladimir Putin stabilizing the economy and political structure, the country is once again a world power, said Dr. Maria Carlson during her lecture at Louisiana Tech. Carlson, a professor and associate chair of the department of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Kansas, visited Rusto  more

CARROLL TO BE HONORED WITH SPRING CONFERENCE
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, July 7 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: The Texas A&M University Department of Statistics is teaming up with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) next spring to celebrate one of Texas A&M's most pioneering professors, Dr. Raymond J. Carroll, with a day-long conference in honor of his 60th birthday and his many contributions to statistical teaching, research and service. Dr. Mitchell Gail of the National Cancer Institute and Dr. Peter Hall of  more

CARY MEDICAL CENTER SUPPORTS NORTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S CAMPAIGN FOR COUNTY'S COLLEGE WITH $45,000 PLEDGE
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine, Nov. 16 -- Northern Maine Community College issued the following news release: Cary Medical Center is the latest in a growing list of Northern Maine businesses and organizations to show their support for the first-ever major gifts campaign undertaken by Northern Maine Community College. NMCC officials have announced that the Caribou-based hospital has made a $45,000 contribution to the Campaign for the County's College. The pledge of $15,000 for each of the next th  more

Case Western Reserve University Researcher Receives American Dietetic Association Foundation Grant For Chronic Kidney Disease Study
CHICAGO, Aug. 22 -- The American Dietetic Association issued the following news release: The American Dietetic Association Foundation, with sponsorship from Abbott, has awarded a research grant of $50,000 to support the development of a screening and assessment tool to identify people at nutritional risk with chronic kidney disease. Alison Steiber, PhD, RD, LD, assistant professor of nutrition at Case Western Reserve University, received the grant for her proposed study "Improving Patient   more

CDC Awards Clemson Researcher $700,000 to Study Black Lung Prevention
CLEMSON, S.C., Sept. 11 -- Clemson University issued the following press release: Black lung disease is not a problem of the past: members of the mining work force continue to die from it and associated ailments. In response, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has awarded John R. Saylor, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Clemson University, a three-year $700,000 grant to investigate methods for reducing harmful particulate levels in coal mines. Saylor's research focuses o  more

CEDAR RAPIDS FLOOD RECOVERY PLAN: SEPTEMBER PROGRESS REPORT
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 12 -- The city of Cedar Rapids issued the following news release: During the first three months of flood recovery efforts in Cedar Rapids, much has been accomplished. Visibly, more than 75 million tons of debris has been de-mucked from houses and businesses, utilities have been brought back on line, streets have been cleaned and reopened, some businesses have begun to reopen, and even some residents have returned to their homes. There has also been a tremendous a  more

CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN COMMERCE EXPLORES INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: With an eye on a competitive global economy, Texas State University-San Marcos along with its partners in the San Marcos community are traveling to build relationships in Latin America. Representatives with the Center for Latin American Commerce (CLAC) will be traveling to Monclova, Mexico, Sept. 24-26 along with representatives from the City of San Marcos, the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, the Hispa  more

CENTER OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES THE CHUD TRAINING ACADEMY
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 13 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: The Texas Department of State Health Services (TSDHS) has certified the Colonias Program of the Center for Housing and Urban Development (CHUD) in the College of Architecture as a "Sponsoring Institution/Training Program for Community Health Workers (CHWs)/Promotor/Promotoras." The CHUD Colonias Program curriculum has received two certifications. Oscar J. Muñoz, deputy director of CHUD in charge of t  more

Cerritos College Foundation Presents Pat Pinder Memorial Scholarship
NORWALK, Calif., Jan. 30 -- Cerritos College issued the following news release: The Cerritos College Foundation presented the Pat Pinder Memorial Scholarship to Jessica Gutierrez at its board meeting on Thursday, January 10. Established in 1999 in memory of Pat Pinder, a long-time faculty member in the Health Occupations Division, a $300 scholarship is awarded to a Health Occupations major who demonstrates outstanding academics. "It's great that you are recognized for what you did," sai  more

Cerritos College Plans Event Honoring Black History Month
NORWALK, Calif., Jan. 31 -- Cerritos College issued the following news release: WHAT: Cerritos College's Black Student Union will present "Seasoning for the Soul" an event honoring Black History Month, on Saturday, March 1 at 6 p.m. in the Cerritos College Student Center, located at 11110 Alondra Boulevard in Norwalk. This year's event is centered around health issues and presidential election. Stephen Johnson, the Vice President/Assistance Superintendent of Student Services will be openin  more

Cerritos College Project H.O.P.E. Receives $20K Grant from Aetna
NORWALK, Calif., Feb. 22 -- Cerritos College issued the following news release: Cerritos College announced today that its Project H.O.P.E. (Health Opportunities and Pipeline to Education) program has received a $20,000 grant from Aetna. A grant check presentation was held during the Cerritos College board meeting on February 6, 2008. Shon Bowles, Senior Account Executive of Aetna Insurance, Graciela Vasquez, Director of Project H.O.P.E., students and parents attended the ceremony. "Aetn  more

CHAIRMAN UDALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON NEXT GENERATION AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM: STATUS AND ISSUES
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The House Science and Technology Committee issued the following opening statement from a committee hearing: I want to thank Chairman Gordon for holding this very timely hearing. It is important that this Committee continue to pay close attention to the progress and challenges of the interagency Next Generation Air Transportation System [NextGen] initiative - the national effort to transform the nation's aging air traffic control system so that it can accommodate the la  more

CHERRY HILL CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR AUG. 5 MEETING
CHERRY HILL, Colo., Aug. 5 -- The Cherry Hill City Council issued the text of their meeting agenda: 6:30 p.m. 1. Call to Order 2. Roll Call of Members 3. Audience Participation Period (limit 5 minutes per speaker) 4. Consent Agenda a. Minutes - July 1, 2008 b. Minutes - July 15, 2008 c. Cherry Hills Village Investment Policy d. Expenditure of Funds - Replacement of tunnel lights for the High Line Canal underpass at Belleview Avenue e. Resolution 9, Series 2008; a re  more

CHILD HEALTH EDUCATION REACHES REMOTE AREAS OF CENTRAL ASIA
TERMEZ, Uzbekistan, June 2 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following newsletter: Zameera Fazilova lives in this rural area of Uzbekistan with her husband, mother-in-law, and baby Mamura. As the daughter-in-law of the household, Fazilova is responsible for the laundry, cooking, cleaning, and other household chores, as well as tending the family's vegetable garden and livestock. With this workload and in keeping with tradition, her mother-in-law, Nafesa-hon, takes  more

Childhood Autism Linked to Substantial Loss of Household Income
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., April 7 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Families of children with autism incur substantial out-of-pocket costs for educational, behavioral and health care services. A new study in the journal Pediatrics found autism also has an impact on the income side of the family economy. The study, "Association of Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorders and Loss of Family Income," drew on the results of a 2005 national survey of 11,684 househo  more

Children With Diabetes Show Accelerated Tooth Eruption
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., May 5 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: In addition to being a risk factor for gum disease, diabetes mellitus can cause accelerated tooth eruption in children, according to the study "Accelerated Tooth Eruption in Children with Diabetes Mellitus." Researchers studied 270 children ages 6 to 14 with diabetes (primarily type 1 diabetes) and 320 healthy children in the same age range. Participants answered questions about their medic  more

CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE INVESTIGATION RESULTS RELEASED: STATE OFFICIALS CLARIFY DEER FACILITY QUARANTINES
LANSING, Mich., Sept. 9 -- The Michigan Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: As the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) investigation continues, officials with the Michigan departments of Agriculture (MDA) and Natural Resources (DNR) today announced additional negative test results for animals sold from the Kent County CWD-positive privately owned cervid (POC) facility to facilities in Montcalm and Osceola counties. Four animals were removed from Montcalm and Osceola POC  more

CITY OF BURNSVILLE TO FLUSH HYDRANTS STARTING OCT. 1
BURNSVILLE, Minn., Sept. 11 -- The city of Burnsville issued the following news release: The Burnsville Water Department will flush all City owned cul-de-sac and non- looped watermain hydrants starting October 1, with completion anticipated by October 18. Crews will be flushing from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Hydrants are flushed to ensure they are working properly for fire suppression and also to remove iron deposits which may accumulate in watermains. During this time it is not unusual t  more

CITY OF CINCINNATI WIND STORM OPERATIONS
CINCINNATI, Sept. 15 -- The city of Cincinnati issued the following press release: General * The City Service line is operational. Call 591-6000 for service requests, including tree and limb removal. * Police and Fire are fully staffed and are responding to calls. Police officers are assisting with public safety needs including traffic and patrols. How Citizens Can Help * Stay away from all downed power lines. * Stay off the roads if you can. There are many downed power lines a  more

CITY OF DETROIT TO HOST SPRING INTO ACTION CAREER FAIR ON JUNE 12
DETROIT, June 9 -- The city of Detroit issued the following news release: In these difficult economic times, job searching can be a challenge. But there are companies hiring. In an effort to link employers with job ready candidates, the City of Detroit will host the 2nd Annual Spring into Action Career Fair on Thursday, June 12, at Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center, Wayne Hall, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 10 City of Detroit departments and 35 employer partners will be represented to fill   more

CITY OF FREMONT ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 9 MEETING
FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 9 -- The city of Fremont issued the following meeting agenda: 7:00 P.M. 1. PRELIMINARY 1.1 Call to Order 1.2 Salute the Flag 1.3 Roll Call 1.4 Announcements by Mayor / City Manager 2. CONSENT CALENDAR Items on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion and one vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Councilmember or citizen so requests, in which event the item wi  more

CITY OF ROCHESTER HILLS ISSUES AGENDA FOR AUG. 18 MEETING
ROCHESTER, Mich., Aug. 18 -- The city of Rochester Hills issued the following meeting agenda: 5:30 PM CALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE REVIEW OF AGENDA PUBLIC COMMENTS LEGISLATIVE & ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS PROPOSED 2009 BUDGET DISCUSSIONS 2008-0433 General Budget Overview - 2009 Agenda Summary.pdf Agenda Summary.pdf 081808 Budget Discussion Outline.pdf 081808 Budget Discussion Outline.pdf Attachments: 2008-0425 Discussion - General F  more

CITY'S FINANCE DEPARTMENT EFFORTS RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION
DIAMOND BAR, Calif., Sept. 9 -- The city of Diamond Bar issued the following news release: When it comes to governmental accounting and financial reporting, the City is worth its weight in gold. That's according to the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), which recently awarded the City's Finance Department with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence - for the 13th consecutive year. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of r  more

CMO plans drive against dengue
NEW DELHI, India, Sept. 20 -- WHILE the CMO office here has been denying any case of dengue in the city the Ganesh Shanker Vidhyarthi Memorial (GSVM) Medial College administration has confirmed a dengue positive case here. Rajesh Kumar (35) of Gujaini has tested positive for dengue and is undergoing treatment at Hallet Hospital under the observation of HoD Medicine Professor BD Mangal. The revelation has come as a big blow to the District Health Department's claim to the contrary. However,  more

CMS ACTING ADMINISTRATOR WEEMS ENCOURAGES GREATER BATON ROUGE AREA TO SUPPORT USE OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE
BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 25 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: Secretary Levine announces state budget focus on electronic medical records and Acting Administrator Weems Announces CMS approval of LaCHIP expansion waiver Secretary Levine & La. Health Care Quality Forum leads local effort on new Medicare, state initiatives WHO: CMS Acting Administrator Kerry Weems Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine Louis  more

COCHISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUE MINUTES OF AUG. 19 MEETING
BISBEE, Ariz., Aug. 19 -- Cochise County Board of Supervisors issued the following meeting minutes: A regular board meeting of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors was held on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors' Hearing Room, 1415 Melody Lane, Building G, Bisbee, Arizona. In attendance were Richard Searle, Chairman; Patrick Call, Vice-Chairman; Paul Newman, Supervisor; Mike Ortega, County Administrator; Jim Vlahovich, Deputy County Administrator; Britt Hanson  more

COCHISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUE MINUTES OF AUG. 26 MEETING
BISBEE, Ariz., Aug. 26 -- Cochise County Board of Supervisors issued the following meeting minutes: A regular board meeting of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors was held on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors' Hearing Room, 1415 Melody Lane, Building G, Bisbee, Arizona. In attendance were Richard Searle, Chairman; Patrick Call, Vice-Chairman; Jim Vlahovich, Deputy County Administrator; Britt Hanson, Deputy County Attorney; Katie Howard, Clerk of the Board;   more

COCHISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUE MINUTES OF AUG. 5 MEETING
BISBEE, Ariz., Aug. 5 -- Cochise County Board of Supervisors issued the following meeting minutes: A regular board meeting of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors was held on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors' Hearing Room, 1415 Melody Lane, Building G, Bisbee, Arizona. In attendance were Richard Searle, Chairman; Patrick Call, Vice-Chairman; Mike Ortega, County Administrator; Jim Vlahovich, Deputy County Administrator; Britt Hanson, Deputy County Attorney; C  more

COCHISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUE MINUTES OF JULY 29 MEETING
BISBEE, Ariz., July 29 -- Cochise County Board of Supervisors issued the following meeting minutes: A special board meeting of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors was held on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at Cochise College in Benson, 1025 State Route 90, Benson, Arizona. In attendance were Richard Searle, Chairman and Patrick Call, Vice Chairman (via telephone). Supervisor Paul Newman was absent. Also attending were Mike Ortega, County Administrator; Tom Schelling, Director of Elec  more

COCHISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUE MINUTES OF JULY 8 MEETING
BISBEE, Ariz., July 8 -- Cochise County Board of Supervisors issued the following meeting minutes: A regular board meeting of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors was held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors' Hearing Room, 1415 Melody Lane, Building G, Bisbee, Arizona. In attendance were Richard Searle, Chairman; Patrick Call, Vice-Chairman; Paul Newman, Supervisor; Mike Ortega, County Administrator; Jim Vlahovich, Deputy County Administrator; Britt Hanson, De  more

COCHISE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUE MINUTES OF SEPT. 16 MEETING
BISBEE, Ariz., Sept. 16 -- Cochise County Board of Supervisors issued the following meeting minutes: ANY ITEM ON THIS AGENDA IS OPEN FOR DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE THE ORDER OR DELETION OF ANY ITEM ON THIS AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO MODIFICATION AT THE MEETING ROLL CALL Consent Board of Supervisors Item 1 Approve the Minutes of the regular Board meeting of September 9, 2008. Cochise Aging and Social Services Item 2 APPROVE THE FINAL CONTRACT AMENDMENT YH  more

Cochlear Implant Recipients Experience Improvement in Quality of Life
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 4 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: Cochlear implant recipients experience a significant improvement in their quality of life, and have improved speech recognition, according to new research published in the March 2008 issue of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. The German study evaluated the quality of life of 56 cochlear implant recipients using the Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Questionnaire (NCIQ), a self-administered a  more

COCONINO ANNOUNCES PROGRAM TO IMPROVE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Sept. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Coconino National Forest - issued the following press release: The Coconino National Forest is announcing a program that will help plan the future of existing National Forest developed recreation sites. Using a process called Recreation Facility Analysis (RFA), Forest officials are proposing to bring 125 recreational sites across the Forest into alignment with the resources and funds available to   more

College Brings in International Public Health Specialist
RUSTON, La., April 9 -- Louisiana Tech University issued the following news release: In an effort to continue to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of Russia - a nation destined to play a major role in this century - Louisiana Tech is rolling along with its Shaping the 21st Century: Focus on Russia spring quarter series. The College of Applied and Natural Sciences' guest lecturer, Shona Schonning, will speak on "Control and Loss of Control: Health and Healthcare in Russia." T  more

COLLEGE DEVELOPS TWO NEW NON-CREDIT PROGRAMS: MEDICAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM, ELDERCARE
EDISON, N.J., Dec. 11 -- Middlesex County College issued the following news release: The College will be offering two new programs this spring, a Medical Assistant Certificate Program and one in Eldercare. The Medical Assistant Certificate Program is a full-time program that runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students may be eligible to receive financial aid while taking the certificate program. "This is program that allows you to develop skills that make you employable  more

COLLEGE INSURANCE NEEDS
SANTA FE, N.M., Sept. 11 -- The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission issued the following news release: Sending a student off to college can be an emotional and trying time for most New Mexico families. Remembering to pack everything they will need while away from home is challenge and so is understanding your changing insurance needs. The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) and the Superintendent of Insurance Morris J. Chavez along with the National Association of Insurance Co  more

COLORADANS SPENT $26 BILLION IN INSURANCE PREMIUMS IN 2007 - DORA'S DIVISION OF INSURANCE RELEASES DETAILS IN ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORT
DENVER, Aug. 28 -- The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies' Division of Insurance issued the following news release: Where do Coloradans spend their insurance dollars? During 2007, Colorado citizens paid over 26 billion dollars in premium to approximately 1,306 companies, with 27 companies accounting for over 50 percent of that total, according to the Colorado Insurance Industry Statistical Report (for 2007) released by the Colorado Division of Insurance this week. The report ref  more

COLORADO AND 28 OTHER STATE INSURANCE REGULATORS LEVY $20 MILLION FINE AGAINST HEALTHMARKETS AND SUBSIDIARY MEGA LIFE, HEALTH
DENVER, July 28 -- The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies' Division of Insurance issued the following news release: Colorado is one of 29 U.S. states who signed a $20 million regulatory settlement agreement between the states and HealthMarkets, Inc., and its affiliated companies, MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company, Mid-West National Life Insurance Company and Chesapeake Life Insurance Company. Colorado's share of the settlement, almost $650,000, will be added to Colorado's General  more

COLORADO SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR AUG. 11 MEETING
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 11 -- The Colorado Springs City Council issued the text of their meeting agenda: TO: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council FROM: Penelope Culbreth-Graft, DPA City Manager SUBJECT: AGENDA FOR INFORMAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING An Informal meeting of the City Council and Administration has been scheduled following a special Formal meeting of City Council which is to begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 11, 2008, at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Avenue, Council  more

COLORADO SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR AUG. 26 MEETING
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 26 -- The Colorado Springs City Council issued the text of their meeting agenda: To: City Council From: Penelope Culbreth-Graft, DPA City Manager Subject: Agenda for the City Council Meeting of August 26, 2008 1:00 P.M., Council Chambers, City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Avenue. * For current agenda item (s) being considered, please call 385-5170 1. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. 2. Changes to Agenda/Postponements. CONSENT CALENDAR 3. These   more

COLORADO SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR JULY 21 MEETING
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 21 -- The Colorado Springs City Council issued the text of their meeting agenda: TO: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council FROM: Penelope Culbreth-Graft, DPA City Manager SUBJECT: AGENDA FOR INFORMAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING An Informal meeting of the City Council and Administration has been scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 21, 2008, at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Avenue, Council Chambers. EXTRA ITEMS QUESTIONS ON THE AGENDA ACTION ITEMS   more

COLORADO SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR JULY 7 MEETING
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 7 -- The Colorado Springs City Council issued the text of their meeting agenda: TO: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council FROM: Penelope Culbreth-Graft, DPA City Manager SUBJECT: AGENDA FOR INFORMAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING An Informal meeting of the City Council and Administration has been scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2008, at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Avenue, Council Chambers. EXTRA ITEMS QUESTIONS ON THE AGENDA ACTION ITEMS   more

COLORADO SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR JUNE 24 MEETING
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 24 -- The Colorado Springs City Council issued the text of their meeting agenda: To: City Council From: Penelope Culbreth-Graft, DPA City Manager Subject: Agenda for the City Council Meeting of June 24, 2008 1:00 P.M., Council Chambers, City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Avenue. *For current agenda item(s) being considered , please call 385-5170 1. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. 2. Changes to Agenda/Postponements. CONSENT CALENDAR 3. These ite  more

COLORADO SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 12 MEETING
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 12 -- The Colorado Springs City Council issued the text of their meeting agenda: TO: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council FROM: Penelope Culbreth-Graft, DPA City Manager SUBJECT: AGENDA FOR INFORMAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING An informal meeting of the City Council and Administration has been scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2008, at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Avenue, Council Chambers. EXTRA ITEMS (This section is for items to be placed on the  more

COLORADO'S INSURANCE COMMISSIONER MORRISON ORDERS EMERGENCY CEASE AND DESIST FOR PHONY HEALTH PLANS TARGETING COLORADO CONSUMERS
DENVER, May 29 -- The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies' Division of Insurance issued the following news release: Insurance Commissioner Marcy Morrison issued an Emergency Cease and Desist Order ("Order") against several related companies illegally offering "health insurance" plans via unsolicited faxes. She cautioned consumers to check company credentials before entering into any agreement for insurance to be sure the company and its services are legitimate. "These companies prey  more

Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Still Too Low
PHILADELPHIA, July 14 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Although colorectal cancer screening tests are proven to reduce colorectal cancer mortality, only about half of U.S. men and women 50 and older receive the recommended tests, according to a report in the July 2008 issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a   more

Columbus Physician Re-elected to American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees and Honored for Contributions to the Profession
CHICAGO, Aug. 11 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Boyd W. Bowden II, D.O., of Columbus, Ohio, was re-elected to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees during its recent annual business meeting in Chicago. An AOA-board certified orthopedic surgeon and fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Dr. Bowden was honored by his profession during the meeting by being named one of the Great Pioneers in Osteopathic Medicin  more

COMMERCE CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 15 MEETING
COMMERCE CITY, Colo., Sept. 15 -- The Commerce City Council issued the following meeting agenda: Call to Order (7:00) Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Minutes (7:05) Regular Minutes August 18, 2008 Study Session August 25, 2008 Special Meeting August 25, 2008 Citizen Communication A Public Comment Roster is available immediately inside the Council Chambers. Anyone who would like to address Council on any matter other than agenda items will be given the oppo  more

COMMISSIONER JORDAN HOSTS FREE SECOND ANNUAL HISPANIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla., Sept. 8 -- The Miami-Dade County government issued the following news release: Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan invites families to join her for the 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 27 at Acadia Park, NW 195 Drive and NW 52 Avenue, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This free event will feature various activities and presentations that will highlight the positive influences of District 1's growing Hispanic community in Miami-Dade County. "We have such  more

COMMISSIONER NAMES NEW CEO FOR ANCORA PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL
TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 12 -- The New Jersey Department of Human Services the following news release: After a nationwide search, Department of Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez today named a longtime administrator with expertise in mental health treatment as the new Chief Executive Officer at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Winslow Township . Allan Boyer, 51 , of Long Branch , will begin October 20. He has served as the Director of Behavioral Health for the past nine years, as well as  more

COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE AND KAISER PERMANENTE ENTER AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE $155 MILLION FOR COLORADO CONSUMERS
DENVER, June 24 -- The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies' Division of Insurance issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ritter announced an agreement by Commissioner of Insurance Marcy Morrison and Kaiser Permanente Colorado President Donna Lynne, pursuant to which Kaiser Permanente Colorado will provide $155 million in Colorado financial relief over the next two years, as well as taking two other steps that will also benefit Colorado consumers. The financial relief wil  more

COMMISSIONER OF TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE PATTERSON APPROVES RECONSTRUCTION OF COASTAL STRUCTURES AFTER IKE
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13 -- The Texas General Land Office issued the following news release: Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, today authorized emergency rules that allow coastal property owners to immediately begin work to stabilize and repair structures damaged by Hurricane Ike. The emergency rules suspend the normal permit and application process required for coastal construction, and are in effect for the next 120 days. The emergency rules are only applicab  more

COMMITTEE ASSESSES STATUS OF NEXTGEN AVIATION INITIATIVE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The House Science and Technology Committee issued the following news release: Today, The House Committee on Science and Technology held a hearing to examine the status of the Next Generation Air Transportation System initiative, known as NextGen. Committee Members explored key issues related to the initiative and the interagency Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO), the organization entrusted with NextGen planning and research coordination. "America's air tr  more

COMMUNITY EMBRACING CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY MASTER PLAN
DURANGO, Colo., Sept. 12 -- La Plata County issued the following news release: Community members and service organizations are breathing life into the Children, Youth and Family Master Plan (CYFMP)! The CYFMP, a project that included representation from La Plata County, the City of Durango, the Town of Bayfield, the Town of Ignacio and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, was developed over an intensive nine-month process and engaged approximately 2,000 local youth and adults. Many successes hav  more

COMPREHENSIVE ACADEMIC PLAN DEVELOPED FOR RIVERPOINT CAMPUS
SPOKANE, Wash., March 27 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: A collaborative approach to academic planning will expand opportunities in public higher education for Spokane, under a comprehensive academic plan developed this spring for the Riverpoint Campus. The governing boards of Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington University and Washington State University recently reviewed and approved the plan, which lays out both short-term and long-  more

Computerized Screening for Behavioral Concerns
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., June 2 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), recommends routine health screening for three main behavioral concerns because of their high prevalence among teens: injury risk, depressive symptoms and substance use. In the study, "Trial of Computerized Screening for Adolescent Behavioral Concerns," 878 adolescents used touch screen computers for behavioral screening in the waiting rooms of nine  more

Conference on Environmental Nuisances
CHICAGO, Jan. 14 -- The Air and Waste Management Association issued the following news release: The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will offer "Environmental Nuisances: Noise, Light, Odour, & Fugitive Dust" Feb. 11 -13 in Toronto, ON, Canada. The conference will examine technological developments, case studies, and resolutions to environmental nuisances. "Environmental nuisances are among the top reasons the public demands action of its local government officials," said Adrianne  more

Conference on Indoor Air Quality
CHICAGO, March 18 -- The Air and Waste Management Association issued the following news release: The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present "Indoor Air Quality: Concerns and Solutions," May 20-22, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. "Air pollution is not just an outdoor phenomenon," said Adrianne Carolla, A&WMA Executive Director. "Poor indoor air quality magnifies health concerns and can be difficult to eradicate. This conference will give environmental professionals the opportun  more

CONFERENCE SEEKS TO PROTECT ANDEAN AMAZON'S BIODIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following newsletter: More than 75 conservationists from the United States and five Andean Amazon countries met here May 19 to begin a five-day conference promoting conservation in the most biologically diverse region in the world - the Andean Amazon. The Andean Amazon stretches more than 4,400 miles along South America's ridgeline from Venezuela to Argentina. It is home to abundant plant and animal life as well  more

CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON GIRLS' STUDIES
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 15 -- Southern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: What does it mean to be a girl? Who defines girlhood in an age when puberty and sexualization are happening at younger ages? Why are American girls preoccupied with perfection? Questions like these, and many others, will be addressed at the 18th annual Women's Studies Conference at Southern Connecticut State University. The conference - "Girls' Culture & Girls' Studies: Surviving, Reviving,   more

CONFERENCE TO FOSTER MEDICAL ADVANCEMENTS IN ANBAR PROVINCE
CAMP RAMADI, Iraq, July 18 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Joint Forces Command issued the following press release: Air Force Col. Maryanne Ante-Amburgey, of Task Force Ramadi, met with the Al Anbar Director General (DG) of Health, Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim al Salih earlier this week to finalize plans for a conference that may serve as a prototype for the Iraq health industry. The Al Anbar Medical Conference, scheduled for the end of July, will be the first step in establishing a program of co  more

Congressman Sestak Announces Federal Funding for Local Projects
MEDIA, Pa., Jan. 23 -- Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democratic Party candidate for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Congressman Joe Sestak (PA-07) recently announced the local projects for which he successfully appropriated federal funding as part of the FY 2008 Omnibus Spending Bill (H.R. 2764). "I was pleased to help these important projects in the 7th Congressional District obtain the funding they need," Congressman Sestak said. "From aiding in the const  more

Congressman Sestak Concerned About Presidential Veto of National Defense Authorization Act
MEDIA, Pa., Jan. 16 -- Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democratic Party candidate for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District, issued the following news release: On January 16, 2008, Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA) voted for the revised National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4986), a measure that was brought back to the House following the Presidential veto of legislation that overwhelmingly passed the House and Senate last December. "I wore the cloth of the nation for 31 years in the United States Nav  more

Congressman Sestak: SCHIP Will Help Provide Economic Stimulus to Working Families
MEDIA, Pa., Jan. 23 -- Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democratic Party candidate for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA) voted to override the President's veto of H.R. 3963, a bill to reauthorize and strengthen the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The veto override vote of the House-Senate compromise that would provide affordable health insurance to over 10 million low-income children across America, but passed by a  more

CONNECTME AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES SECOND ROUND OF GRANTS
AUGUSTA, Maine, June 9 -- The Maine Department of Financial and Profesional Regulation issued the following news release: Governor John E. Baldacci and the ConnectME Authority announced today that applications are now available for the second round of its grant program to expand Mainers' access to broadband service. More than $1.5 million is expected to be available; nearly twice what was available for the first round. The grants will continue to be targeted to areas of the state that have no  more

Continuity of Care Improves Infant Screening
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., March 3 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Infants are more likely to be screened for lead exposure, anemia and tuberculosis if they are seen by the same primary care practitioner consistently. Preventive health care, including such screenings, is essential to children's healthy development. Lead toxicity in early life can lead to lowered IQ later. Anemia can cause problems with movement and damage a child's sight or hearing. Tube  more

CONTROLLERS FLAHERTY AND LAMB ANNOUNCE JOINT AUDIT TO ASSESS ALCOSAN
PITTSBURGH, July 3 -- The Allegheny County Controller's Office issued the following press release: In an unprecedented joint auditing effort County Controller Mark Patrick Flaherty and City of Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb will conduct a financial and performance review of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN). The review will include an assessment of ALCOSAN's compliance with a consent decree issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and evaluate its financial conse  more

Controlling Asthma with Web-Based Technology
MILWAUKEE, March 17 -- The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology issued the following news release: Asthma is the reason that in 2006, there were an estimated 12.8 million lost school days in children and 10.1 million lost work days in adults. It is the cause for two million annual emergency room visits, and it costs Americans almost $20 billion in healthcare costs every year. It currently affects 23 million Americans, and about 7 million children are among those. Backed by thes  more

COORDINATING BOARD FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ADOPTS NEW BUDGET REQUEST
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 15 -- The Missouri Department of Higher Education issued the following news release: The Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) met Sept. 11, on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette to consider a unified request for legislative appropriation for the state's colleges, universities and financial aid programs. The request for colleges and universities is based on a 4.4 percent increase representing the third year of a three-year legislative   more

COUNCIL AWARDS CONTRACT FOR CHROMIUM 6 FACILITY
GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 11 -- The city of Glendale issued the following news release: The Glendale City Council at its September 9th meeting awarded a $1.85 million design/build contract to Earth Tech, Inc. for the preparation of plans and specifications, and the construction of two chromium 6 removal treatment facilities. Two different technologies will be evaluated. Construction of the facilities is expected to start later this year and completed early next year. Peter Kavounas, Assistan  more

Counties Share in $40 Million Pharmaceutical Settlement
ALBANY, N.Y., July 15 -- The New York State Association of Counties issued the following news release: New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced today that his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit participated in a team from the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units involved in the investigation of the alleged fraudulent conduct and that represented the interests of 43 states and the District of Columbia in reaching the $389 million national settlement, including the feder  more

Country-of-Origin Labeling Compliance and Nutrition and Wellness Sessions to be Featured at Annual Meat Conference in Nashville, Tennessee
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- The American Meat Institute issued the following news release: Meeting the challenge of regulatory compliance with country-of-origin labeling rules, as well as key trends in the health-conscious consumer marketplace, will be topics discussed during education sessions at the 2008 Annual Meat Conference, March 9-11, 2008, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, in Nashville, Tenn. "Country-of-Origin Labeling Regulatory Compliance Workshop," featuring Mark  more

COUPLES HAVE DIFFERING PERSPECTIVES ON WHY THEY DIVORCED, SAYS RESEARCHER
STORRS, Conn., Sept. 10 -- The University of Connecticut issued the following news release: Divorced men and women are miles apart when it comes to understanding why their marriage failed, according to Edna Brown. Brown, an assistant professor of human development and family studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, is studying the implications of race and gender among some 200 people who are divorced. She says males and females have completely d  more

Creighton Magis Clinic Raises Nearly $26,000 at Annual Golf Classic
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 15 -- Creighton University issued the following press release: Creighton University School of Medicine raised an estimated $25,600 at the fourth annual Magis Golf Classic, held Sept. 12 at Ironwood Golf and Country Club. Seventy-two golfers registered for the event. Winning the foursome competition were Drs. Kevin Cawley, David Deaver and Robert Troia, all 1979 School of Medicine graduates, and Patrick J. Borchers, Creighton University vice president of academic affairs.  more

Critical National and International Legal Issues Explored at ABA Annual Meeting in New York in August
CHICAGO, July 21 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: From legal programs on the effects of the economic slowdown on banks to what criteria U.S. presidents should use in selecting federal judges to an examination of the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding the Guantanamo Bay detainees, the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in New York City, Aug. 7 - 12, promises to offer outstanding legal programs, events and speakers. With more than 1,500 top quality   more

CSM Hosts Site Review for Nursing Accreditation Team
LA PLATA, Md., Sept. 8 -- The College of Southern Maryland issued the following news release: National League for Nursing to visit La Plata Campus Sept. 23 The College of Southern Maryland Health Sciences Division will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate of Science in Nursing Program and Practical Nursing Certificate Program, Sept. 23. Interested community members may meet the National League for Nursing visit team and share comments about the program in person d  more

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF FEB. 25 MEETING
CARLISLE, Pa., Feb. 25 -- The Cumberland County Planning Commission issued the following meeting minutes: The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, February 25, 2008, 2:05 p.m., Commissioners' Hearing Room, Courthouse, Carlisle, PA. Present were Commissioners Eichelberger, Barclay and Rovegno; Ed Schorpp, Solicitor; Dennis Marion, Acting Chief Clerk; Al Whitcomb, Controller; Kathy Barley, Human Resources; Rich Moore, County Administrator; Michael and Marilyn Norris; Rick Bet  more

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 19 MEETING
CARLISLE, Pa., May 19 -- The Cumberland County Planning Commission issued the following meeting minutes: The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, May 19, 2008, 2:00 p.m., Commissioners' Hearing Room, Courthouse, Carlisle, PA. Present were Commissioners Eichelberger, Rovegno and Cross; Al Whitcomb, Controller; Dennis Marion, Chief Clerk; Ed Schorpp, Solicitor; Rich Moore, County Administrator; Heather Ilgenfritz, Commissioners; Jerry Wilkes, IMTO; Kathy Barley and Mick Burke  more

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 5 MEETING
CARLISLE, Pa., May 5 -- The Cumberland County Planning Commission issued the following meeting minutes: The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, May 5, 2008, 2:05 p.m., Commissioners' Hearing Room, Courthouse, Carlisle, PA. Present were Commissioners Eichelberger, Rovegno and Cross; Al Whitcomb, Controller; Dennis Marion, Chief Clerk; Ed Schorpp, Solicitor; Rich Moore, County Administrator; Joanne Burkhart, Deputy Chief Clerk; Mike Clapsadl, Controller's Office; Bonnie Maho  more

CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES TOMASCHYK AS LOANED EXECUTIVE TO UNITED WAY
PARMA, Ohio, Sept. 15 -- Cuyahoga Community College issued the following news release: With more than 25 years of experience working at Cuyahoga Community College, recruiting specialist Dr. Michael Tomaschyk is wearing a different hat these days. Tomaschyk will serve as Loaned Executive to United Way of Greater Cleveland through the fall term ending in December. The Loaned Executive (LE) serves as an ambassador to the resource development office at the United Way of Greater Cleveland by su  more

CYS GETS NEW NAME, RETAINS MISSION
FORT MEADE, Md., Sept. 11 -- Fort Meade issued the following news release: Child and Youth Services has a new name, but its focus remains the same - supporting military children. CYS officially became Child, Youth & School Services - or CYS2 - on Sept. 3. The name change "doesn't necessarily change the programs we're offering," said Martha McClary, CYS2 coordinator, "but shows a renewed emphasis on schools and supporting families at all levels." CYS2 provides children with myriad opp  more

CZECH PRT ANNOUNCES UPLIFT PROJECTS IN LOGAR
KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 7 -- NATO's International Security Assistance Force issued the following press release: The Czech Republic-led Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Logar province launched several new development projects at a bidders' conference held September 7 at Forward Operating Base Shank. The projects include the construction of several girls' schools, the construction of a training center for Afghan National Police and the retrofitting of all main check points on the hi  more

CZECH REPUBLIC: CZK 1.2 BILLION FOR PRIORITY PROJECTS IN PARDUBICE REGION
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct. 11 -- The European Union's European Investment Bank issued the following press release: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending CZK 1.2 billion (around EUR 42 million) to the Pardubice Region (Eastern Bohemia) for co-financing projects supported by the EU Structural and Cohesion Funds during the first half of the 2007-2013 Programming Period. This framework loan will co-finance either Pardubice Region projects supported by EU grants under the Regional Operatio  more

D.J. KRANZ RECEIVES SAFETY & HEALTH AWARD, RECOGNIZED SEPT. 18
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 12 -- The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry issued the following news release: Workplace safety and health representatives from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) will recognize D.J. Kranz Co., Inc., for its achievement as a Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MNSHARP) Construction worksite at the Maple Grove Hospital. The recognition event will be at 11 a.m., Sept. 18, at 9875 Hospital Drive, in Maple Grove, Minn.   more

DALY CITY ISSUES AGENDA FOR AUG. 25 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
DALY CITY, Calif., Aug. 25 -- The city of Daly City issued the following meeting agenda: CALL TO ORDER: PLEDGE TO THE FLAG: ROLL CALL: COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS: None APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Regular Meetings of June 9 and June 23, 2008 APPROVAL OF AGENDA: CONSENT AGENDA All items listed on the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine and may be approved by one roll call vote of the City Council. There shall be no separate discussion of the matters on the Consent Age  more

DANBURY'S 'HOUSING FOR HEROES' MOVES FORWARD
DANBURY, Conn., July 22 -- The city of Danbury issued the following news release: Mayor Mark Boughton first released the details of a new plan that would address the long-term housing needs of veterans in our community in March. The new plan for veterans is one of the first of its kind at the municipal level. Two grant applications were submitted to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs seeking funding for transitional housing and case management support for the plan. The first gra  more

Dance to The Music: Learning & Exercising at YMCA can Prevent Diabetes
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 9 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: Community-based exercise organizations, such as the YMCA, are an effective tool in the fight against diabetes, according to a study by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers in the October 2008 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. More than 60 million Americans have pre-diabetes, and most of them are unaware. Adults with pre-diabetes are at more than 10 times the normal risk for deve  more

DAUGHTER OF FORMER GREEN HOUSE RESIDENT HOLLAND TESTIFIES ON PERSON-CENTERED CARE: REFORMING SERVICES, BRINGING OLDER CITIZENS BACK TO HEART OF SOCIETY BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: Senator Casey, Chairman Kohl, Ranking Member Smith, and fellow Committee members thank you for inviting me to testify this morning. I am Zoe Holland, and I come to you from the Heartland of America to speak about a matter that is very close to us all. My assignment this morning is to tell you a story. To speak to your imaginations and hearts. On March 26, 1906, a re  more

DAVID H. PONITZ CENTER SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN 2009
DAYTON, Ohio, March 12 -- Dayton Public Schools issued the following news release: A celebration ceremony took place Wednesday morning, March 12, as the last of 604 pre-cast panels was raised into place, completing the exterior of the new David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center, on Washington Street at Edwin C. Moses Boulevard. Motorists headed north on I-75 have seen a structure seemingly rise out of the ground in just under 18 months since ground was broken for the $29 million, 800-stud  more

Dean Selected for Mcg School of Medicine Southeast Georgia Campus
AUGUSTA, Ga., June 16 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Dr. Kathryn R. Martin, administrator of the Chatham County, Ga., Health Department, has been named assistant dean of the Southeast Georgia Clinical Campus of the Medical of Georgia School of Medicine based at Savannah's St. Joseph's/Candler Health System. Dr. Martin, an administrator and educator who has worked at MCG and Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, joins the faculty July 1. "D  more

DEFENSE GRANT ADDS CRITICAL JOB TASKS SIMULATION LAB TO WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY SLEEP RESEARCH CENTER
SPOKANE, Wash., June 4 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Bryan Vila, a senior researcher associated with Washington State University's Sleep and Performance Research Center, has been awarded a $610,000 grant by the Department of Defense's Office of Naval Research to expand the center's Spokane-based facilities with a Critical Job Tasks Simulation Laboratory. Slated to be operational in 2009, the new facility will be fully integrated with the existing  more

DELEGATE IN WASHINGTON FOR FALL SESSION, MEMORIALS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Del. Donna M.C. Christen-Christensen, D-V.I., issued the following news release: Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen is in Washington, DC this week for the start of the Fall Session of the 110th Congress. Congresswoman Christensen was one of the Members of Congress selected to give remarks and reflections on the life of the late Stephanie Tubbs Jones at Statuary Hall in the Capitol on Wednesday morning. Christensen told the gathering that Tubbs Jones colleagues w  more

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Endorses Annette Taddeo
MIAMI, March 14 -- Annette Taddeo, a Democratic Party candidate running for election in Florida's 18th Congressional District, issued the following letter: Dear Annette, Congratulations on the strong start to your campaign. We are proud of what you have achieved in this early stage and look forward to working with you to meet the critical challenges ahead. As you know, this cycle Florida will again be a central battleground in our efforts to strengthen and expand the Democratic Majorit  more

DENTAL HEALTH CRUCIAL FOR PETS, VET SAYS
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, July 10 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Just like your own dental health, pet dental care begins in the home - it's a good idea to make sure Poochie's pearly whites are in good shape. Experts say that by taking a few preventative steps, you can help ensure your pet's dental health for years to come. Brushing, chews and a good diet are all great ways to prevent periodontal disease, but further steps can and should be taken, they explain.   more

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES WAYNE COUNTY INTRASTATE QUARANTINE IN FIGHT TO STOP ASH BORER
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 3 -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced an Emerald Ash Borer intrastate quarantine currently designated for all of Wayne County. This announcement follows the recent discovery of the plant pest in the state in late July. On Aug. 8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quarantined ash wood and ash products as well as hardwood firewood in Wayne County. The latest quarantine  more

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS LAUNCHES 2008-2009 LIFESMARTS CONSUMER EDUCATION COMPETITION
HONOLULU, Sept. 12 -- The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs' Division of Consumer Advocacy issued the following news release: The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) announces the start of the 2008-2009 LifeSmarts Consumer Education Competition. LifeSmarts is a free consumer education competition open to teens in grades 9-12. The competition tests students on their knowledge of personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer ri  more

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION COMMISSIONER GRANNIS JOINS UTICA MAYOR ROEFARO IN DECLARING BOSSERT SITE AVAILABLE FOR REDEVELOPMENT
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 16 -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the following news release: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today joined Utica Mayor David R. Roefaro to mark the official completion of the extensive and complicated cleanup of the former Bossert Manufacturing facility in West Utica. With data showing that the site meets state health and environmental guidelines, DEC has removed the Bossert site  more

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES SIGNS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH BREATHE NEW HAMPSHIRE
CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 5 -- The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services issued the following news release: Official signing and announcement of a partnership agreement between the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) and Breathe New Hampshire took place on Thursday, September 4th, 2008 on board the M/S Mount Washington. The announcement, which recognizes the importance of lung health and raises environmental awareness, came as part of an afternoon "Eager Breathers  more

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS APPLAUDS LEGISLATOR'S EFFORT TO DRAW ATTENTION TO CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE
BATON ROUGE, La., March 20 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: The Department of Health and Hospitals is moved by one legislator's determination to get moving. Rep. Patrick Williams (D-Shreveport) is walking from Shreveport to Baton Rouge to symbolize the long road of hard work that still lies ahead to improve the health of its children. He is also hoping to bring some much-needed attention to critical issues such as jobs, education and   more

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS EXPANDING SCREENING FOR GENETIC DISEASES IN NEWBORNS
BATON ROUGE, La., March 28 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: The Department of Health and Hospitals is finalizing new regulations for the screening of an additional 18 genetic diseases in newborn babies. Previously, only 10 genetic disorders were screened for at birth. About 65,000 babies are born in Louisiana each year and receive screenings for genetic diseases before they leave the hospital. The tests identify disorders from sickle   more

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES TO HOLD TWO HEARINGS SEPT. 18 IN LINCOLN
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 11 -- The Nebraska Health and Human Services System issued the following news release: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold two public hearings September 18, 2008. The hearings will take place in Lincoln at the State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lower Level Conference Room 'A.' Public Hearing at 1:00 p.m. CT The Division of Children & Family Services and Division of Medicaid & Long-Term Care are holding this hearing to accept c  more

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS, LSU, TULANE ANNOUNCE RESULTS OF STRATEGIC PLAN REVIEW FOR LSU ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER IN NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS, June 18 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: DHH Secretary Alan Levine was joined in New Orleans today by Dr. Fred Cerise, LSU System vice president for health affairs and medical education and Dr. Benjamin Sachs, senior vice president of Tulane University and dean of the School of Medicine to deliver the results of a review of the proposed business plan for an Academic Medical Center in New Orleans. After seeking input from outs  more

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OFFERS SUICIDE PREVENTION WORKSHOPS
HONOLULU, Aug. 1 -- The Hawaii Department of Health issued the following news release: The Hawai'i State Department of Health's Injury Prevention Program in partnership with the Suicide Prevention Task Force, and Hawai'i Suicide Prevention Education Awareness Research (SPEAR) Foundation of America, is offering suicide prevention workshops statewide. This training is geared to "gatekeepers" who may come in contact with individuals who are considering suicide. The two-day suicide prevention   more

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO PRESENT KEA`AU ARSENIC URINE TESTING RESULTS
HONOLULU, Aug. 25 -- The Hawaii Department of Health issued the following news release: The Hawai'i State Department of Health (DOH) will hold an open house tonight at the Kea'au Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Staff from the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and DOH will be available to answer questions from the public about the results of the urine arsenic testing of community members from the 8 ¨ö and 9 ¨ö Mile Camps. Arsenic testing was offered at 8 ¨ö and  more

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES BOARD TO MEET SEPTEMBER 17 IN ATLANTA
ATLANTA, Sept. 16 -- The Georgia Department of Human Resources issued the following news release: The Board of Human Resources will hold its official monthly meeting at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, in room 29.250, Two Peachtree Street N.W. in Atlanta, immediately following committee reports. In its official meeting, the board will hear reports from Department of Human Resources (DHR) Commissioner B. J. Walker and Board Chair Dr. Mary Burns. In addition, the board will hear a Physicia  more

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OBTAINS COURT ORDER RESTORING ASSETS TO BIRMINGHAM, ALA. AUTOMOBILE PARTS, SERVICES SUPPLIER'S 401(K) PLAN
ATLANTA, Dec. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a default judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama requiring S&M Holdings Inc. of Birmingham, Alabama, and Robert Sandusky to restore $3,389 to the company's 401(k) plan. Sandusky served as the plan's trustee. "The Labor Department will act to protect employees' rights when it sees that comp  more

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OBTAINS JUDGMENT BARRING DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ATTORNEY FROM ADVISING OR SERVING EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS
ATLANTA, April 30 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a judgment permanently barring a District of Columbia lawyer from providing advice or services to any benefit plan covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). "We are pleased that this defendant will no longer be allowed to advise employee benefit clients," said Bradford P. Campbell, assistant secretar  more

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFERS FREE HEALTH LAW SEMINAR FROM JAN. 16-17 IN OKLAHOMA CITY
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: A free health law compliance assistance seminar, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and the Oklahoma Insurance Department, will take place January 16-17 at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel, One N. Broadway in Oklahoma City. The seminar is part of EBSA's health education campaign to help workers and em  more

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SUES DEFUNCT EDGEWOOD, MD. COMPANY TO PROTECT PENSION PLAN PARTICIPANTS
EDGEWOOD, Md., Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor has sued Tectonic Distributing Inc. of Edgewood, Maryland, and its trustee, Everett Walter Bell, for violating their fiduciary duty to the company's pension plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). "Plan fiduciaries continue to have a responsibility to protect the interests of pension plan participants even  more

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SUES FIDUCIARIES OF DADEVILLE, ALA. EMPLOYEE LEASING COMPANY TO RESTORE MORE THAN $200,000 TO PENSION PLAN
ATLANTA, June 26 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor has sued Professional Employee Leasing Inc. in Dadeville, Alabama, Louie Sims and Judy Sims to recover more than $200,000 allegedly diverted by the defendants from the company's money purchase pension plan in violation of the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). "Theft from employee benefits plans will not be tolera  more

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE DPW CITY OF LOS ANGELES TO BREAK GROUND ON FIRST PROPOSITION O CLEAN WATER BOND PROJECT
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 -- The City of Los Angeles issued the following media advisory: Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, District 11, and officials of the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works will join Venice stakeholders at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Grand Boulevard Tree Wells, the first City project fully funded by Proposition O funds, on Monday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. The Grand Boulevard Tree Wells project will install bioretention filtration systems wit  more

Department of Respiratory Therapy Establishes Online Degree
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 12 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: An external bachelor of science degree in respiratory therapy at the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences has been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The online program will allow registered respiratory therapists with an associate's degree to earn a bachelor's degree in two years after completing prerequisites. The department is enrolling distance-ed  more

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ANNOUNCES RESIDENTIAL REVIEW COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS
BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 22 -- The Louisiana Department of Social Services issued the following press release: The Department of Social Services (DSS) will immediately begin implementation of recommendations in three primary areas to advance the quality of Louisiana's foster care system, based on a report by a panel of residential care experts. DSS assembled the five-member Residential Review Commission in July to review Louisiana's residential foster care system. Commissioners released reco  more

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES RECEIVES AWARD FOR TECHNOLOGY
BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 25 -- The Louisiana Department of Social Services issued the following press release: The Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) today received national recognition for innovative Geographic Information System technology, the only system of its kind in the nation, to meet foster care needs of the state's children and families. The 2008 Recognition Award for Excellence in Human Services Technology was presented to DSS Secretary Ann Silverberg Williamson at the   more

DEPUTY ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR RANNAZZISI TESTIFY ON ONLINE PHARMACIES, PROBLEM OF INTERNET DRUG ABUSE
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration issued the text of the following testimony: Remarks by Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator Office of Diversion Control Drug Enforcement Administration United States Department of Justice Before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, & Homeland Security Regarding "Online Pharmacies and the Problem of Internet Drug Abuse" June 24, 2008 Int  more

DESIGN STUDENTS HELP CITY ENVISION NEW HOME FOR LOOFF CAROUSEL
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 2 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Fall classes for WSU Spokane's Interdisciplinary Design Institute kicked off with the 10th Annual Fall Design Charrette. Seeking to replace the home of the historic Looff Carousel in Riverfront Park, the city of Spokane teamed up with the Design Institute for the charette in order to jump-start design ideas for the facility and surrounding area. The 48 hour intensive competition united students i  more

Development and Use of Quality Measures
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Feb. 4 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is committed to improving the health care system to provide the highest quality and safest health care for children. The new policy statement, "Principles for the Development and Use of Quality Measures," was developed as a guide for pediatricians on the key criteria for the development and appropriate uses of quality measures. Performance measureme  more

DEVELOPMENTAL INTERVENTIONS SPEAKER AT UNIVERSITY OF AKRON APRIL 10
AKRON, Ohio, March 28 -- University of Akron issued the following news release: As part of the Archives for The History of American Psychology's spring colloquium series at The University of Akron, Dr. Lewis Lipsitt will present Behavior Kills, But Developmental Interventions Work: Psychology as The Premier Health Science at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 in the Simmons Hall auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-972-7285 or e-mail Gr  more

Dial 108 for any emergency in Jaipur
Jaipur, Sept. 20 -- If you are in Jaipur and face any emergency, just dial the toll-free number 108 and help will soon be at hand - whether it is the police, the fire brigade or an ambulance. Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) in partnership with the Rajasthan government Saturday started the free 108 Emergency Response Services. EMRI had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government May 23, 2008. The state will have 450 ambulances covering a popul  more

Did You Know?
NEW YORK, March 21 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the ANSI Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization. API Releases 2008 Basic Petroleum Data Book The American Petroleum Institute, an ANSI member and standards developer, published the first edition of the 2008 Basic Petroleum Data Book. A compendium of U.S. and in  more

Did You Know?
NEW YORK, Aug. 22 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the ANSI Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization. HHS Publishes Rule to Adopt ASC X12 005010 Standards The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for the adoption of Accredited Standards Committee (ASC)  more

Did You Know?
NEW YORK, May 30 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the ANSI Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization. ANSI to Attend SLA Conference in June The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will be attending the 2008 Special Libraries Association (SLA) Conference in Seattle, WA from June 15-18. This conference brings t  more

Did You Know?
NEW YORK, May 2 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the ANSI Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization. CEA Launches Technology Blog and Enhances Digital Tips Website The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute, launched two online r  more

Did You Know?
NEW YORK, Jan. 28 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the ANSI Federation, highlighting the people and initiatives making waves in standardization. HHS Awards Grant to Propel Health Information Technology in the Private Sector U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt announced that LMI Consulting together with the Brookings Insti  more

DIRECTOR COLEMAN TESTIFIES ON PERSON-CENTERED CARE: REFORMING SERVICES, BRINGING OLDER CITIZENS BACK TO HEART OF SOCIETY BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: Good morning. My name is Dr. Eric Coleman and I am a professor of medicine and a practicing primary care geriatrician based at the University of Colorado. I thank you for inviting me to participate in this important hearing dedicated to promoting greater person-centered care. We have heard earlier in this hearing how the Green House model and the Medical Home model off  more

DIRECTOR EKBLAD TESTIFIES ON AGING IN RURAL AMERICA: PRESERVING SENIORS' ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: State Offices of Rural Health Some may wonder why there is a need for something as specific as an Office of Rural Health. The answer is simple: rural people are generally older, sicker, poorer and more likely to be under- or uninsured than their urban counterparts. Health care services are relatively few and far between for rural people, and many are accessible only  more

DIRECTOR ROLL HONORED AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY AT SPOKANE FOR FACULTY EXCELLENCE
SPOKANE, Wash., May 12 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Amidst the celebration at Washington State University Spokane's Commencement, John Roll, current director of the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training (WIMHRT), received a big round of applause for being named the 2008 WSU Spokane Faculty Excellence Award winner. Roll received this award in recognition of his outstanding teaching, research, leadership and community service.   more

Disaster Medicine Ethical Guidelines Needed for US Health-Care Professionals
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 1 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: A new invited article in the August 2008 edition of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery calls on the U.S. medical community to develop a national consensus on ethical guidelines for physicians who care for patients, victims, and casualties of disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, or terrorist attacks. The article, authored by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Nec  more

DISTRICT LEVEL HEALTH SURVEY IN DARRANG
MANGALDOI, Sept 20 -- As per the intimation from GC Chaturvedi, Joint Secretary and Mission Director, NRHM, Govt of India, to PP Verma, Principal Secretary (Health) Deptt of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Assam (Do No. Y.11011/1/2005) state (Vol I) Sept, 07), a district level health survey team with 30 members conducted the survey of 50 villages in Mangaldoi. The unit named primary sampling unit (PSU) under the banner of "Reproductive and child covered health" of Central govt surveyed Darran  more

Diverse Coalition of Senior, Caregiver, Taxpayer Advocacy Groups Join to Oppose New Legislation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The American Health Care Association issued the following news release: Warning the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act (S.2838) hurts U.S. seniors in addition to establishing "a dangerous precedent for the entire U.S. business community by eliminating the reasonable, intelligent use of arbitration agreements," a diverse coalition of senior, caregiver, taxpayer and business advocacy organizations have coalesced to sign a joint letter to U.S. Senators stipulating   more

DIVERSE COALITION TO LAUNCH EFFORT TO 'SAVE THE BUCKEYE'
COLUMBUS, O.H., Sept. 12 -- The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology issued the following news release: At a press conference on the Ohio Statehouse lawn, a diverse coalition of environmentalists, public health advocates, outdoor enthusiasts and agricultural interests launched a campaign to save the Ohio Buckeye from migrating north to Michigan. Recent scientific studies project that many state plants, like the Ohio buckeye tree, could shift outside their historic ranges because of global  more

DIXIE STATE COLLEGE RECEIVES UTAH STATE BOARD OF REGENTS APPROVAL FOR NEW PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT ASSOCIATES DEGREE PROGRAM
ST. GEORGE, Utah, Sept. 11 -- Dixie State College of Utah issued the following news release: As part of the institution's continued mission as the region's primary health care training provider, Dixie State College of Utah received approval from the Utah State Board of Regents last Friday to offer a new physical therapist assistant associate of applied science degree program. Classwork for the degree program will begin at the start of the 2009 fall semester. The new physical therapist assi  more

DIXIE STATE COLLEGE TO OFFICIALLY DEDICATE RUSSELL C. TAYLOR HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER, SEPT.12
ST. GEORGE, Utah, Sept. 9 -- Dixie State College of Utah issued the following news release: Dixie State College of Utah will christen its new home for the institution's allied health programs as the Russell C. Taylor Health Science Center will be dedicated this Friday, Sept.12. Due to space limitations, the by-invitation dedication ceremony, including the official ribbon-cutting, will begin at 2 p.m. Following the ceremony, the DSC will host an open house for the public with refreshments star  more

DNC: Senator Ken Salazar Delivers the Democratic Radio Address
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following radio address: "Good morning, I'm United States Senator Ken Salazar from Colorado. I grew up on a ranch in Colorado's San Luis Valley. My family has farmed that place now for five generations. Before that, they helped found the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1598. "Over the last few weeks, I was back home on our ranch and traveling through most of Colorado. Everywhere I went, you see the effects of the last ei  more

Do Parents Help or Hurt Their Overweight Children?
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., June 2 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Obesity among children is a growing public health concern, given the physical and psychological consequences associated with excess body weight. The study, "Accurate Parental Classification of Overweight Adolescents' Weight Status: Does It Matter?" determined that parents need to talk less and do more when it comes to weight-related matters. Parents who recognized that their teenage childr  more

DOES YOUR CHILD NEED HELP?
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 15 -- San Francisco Unified School District issued the following news release: Does your child need an Assessment for Special Education or Special Education Services? All children develop at different rates and in different ways. If you think that your child may have a disability in one or more of the following areas: * Autism * Deafness * Hearing Impairment * Multiple disabilities * Other health impairment * Speech language impairment * Visual impa  more

DON'T BE FOOLED BY DISCOUNT HEALTH PLANS - THEY ARE NOT INSURANCE
DENVER, May 29 -- The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies' Division of Insurance issued the following news release: Consumers who want to lower the cost of health insurance premiums may be tempted by offers to purchase a discount health plan or discount medical card instead. After all, the plan may promise "health coverage" at a fraction of the cost of health insurance. In almost every case, consumers should heed the old saying, "you get what you pay for." Before making a change, kn  more

DORA'S DIVISION OF INSURANCE RECOVERS $7 MILLION FOR INSURANCE CONSUMERS IN FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2008
DENVER, Aug. 21 -- The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies' Division of Insurance issued the following news release: DORA's Colorado Division of Insurance reported that it has recovered $7,093,149.51 for consumers in the first half of 2008. The total represents premium savings and recovered benefits to consumers including: * $4.7 million from insurers following 2,000 received written consumer complaints that were in the first six months of this year, including refunds and restore  more

Dr. Bhalla Named Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholar
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 12 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Dr. Kapil N. Bhalla, founding director of the Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center and Cecil F. Whitaker, Jr., M.D./Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Cancer, has been named a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar. The award comes with a $150,000-per-year, five-year grant to support his research to develop and evaluate novel, targeted treatments for leukemia and breast c  more

Dr. Boyd Selected for Leadership Program
AUGUSTA, Ga., June 5 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Dr. Linda Boyd, associate dean for regional campus coordination for the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, is one of 48 women in the United States and Canada selected as a fellow for the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program. The program is the only in-depth national course that prepares senior female faculty for leadership positions at academic health cent  more

Dr. Chaudhary Named Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs
AUGUSTA, Ga., July 2 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Dr. Bashir Chaudhary, Professor Emeritus of respiratory therapy and medicine, has been named assistant dean for clinical affairs in the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences. "Dr. Chaudhary will support the school's programs by providing additional medical perspective, clinical direction and assistance to establish new clinical rotations," says Dr. Shelley C. Mishoe, dean of the   more

Dr. D'amico Named Governor's Teaching Fellow
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 29 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Dr. Mariana D'Amico, assistant professor of occupational therapy in the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences, has been selected for the Governor's Teaching Fellows Program. The program, established in 1995 by former Gov. Zell Miller, enhances teaching skills of higher-education faculty in Georgia. Dr. D'Amico will attend six three-day symposia at the University of Georgia during  more

Dr. George Named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 16 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Dr. Varghese George, chair of the Department of Biostatistics in the Medical College of Georgia School of Graduate Studies, has been named a fellow of the American Statistical Association. The American Statistical Association, the second-oldest professional association in the country, was formed in 1839 to promote excellence in statistics and its application to science. Fellows are members of the asso  more

Dr. Mozaffari Named Interim Chair of Oral Biology
AUGUSTA, Ga., July 8 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Dr. Mahmood S. Mozaffari, professor in the Medical College of Georgia Department of Oral Biology, has been appointed interim chair of the department by School of Dentistry Dean Connie L. Drisko. "We're very pleased that Dr. Mozaffari is fulfilling this very important role," says Dr. Drisko. "He is a visionary who has demonstrated the leadership skills needed to manage this large, diverse department."   more

Dr. Quarles Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow
AUGUSTA, Ga., July 8 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Dr. Shirley A. Quarles, interim chair of the Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing in the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is among 92 nurse leaders to be inducted into the academy Nov. 8 during its 35th Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. The academy's approximately 1,500 fellows include nursing executives, p  more

Dr. Rahn to Participate in July 17 Briefing on Nation's Health Workforce
AUGUSTA, Ga., July 14 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Dr. Daniel W. Rahn, president of the Medical College of Georgia and senior vice chancellor for health and medical programs for the University System of Georgia, is a panelist for a July 17 media briefing on the nation's health workforce. The briefing will address the Association of Academic Health Center's report "Out of Order, Out of Time: The State of the Nation's Health Workforce." The report says  more

DSHS ESTABLISHES TOLL-FREE NUMBER TO LOCATE MEDICAL SPECIAL NEEDS EVACUEES
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 12 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services issued the following news release: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has established a toll-free number that people can call to locate those with special medical needs who were evacuated because of Hurricane Ike. People may call (888) 777-5320 beginning at noon, Saturday (Sept. 13). Phones will be answered from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, and callers may leave a message at other times. Callers need to   more

During the Final Day of The World Justice Forum, Participants to Develop Projects for Next Steps in Advancing the Rule of Law
VIENNA, July 4 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: On Saturday, the final day of the World Justice Forum, Hilario G. Davide Jr., former chief justice of the Philippines and current Philippine ambassador to the United Nations, and William H. Neukom, president of the American Bar Association, will summarize progress and developments made during the conference as they make closing remarks. During the first part of the day, regional breakout sessions will be cond  more

Early Treatment of Stomach Infection May Prevent Cancer
PHILADELPHIA, May 1 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Based on research using a new mouse model of gastritis and stomach cancer, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say that prompt treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections reverses damage to the lining of the stomach that can lead to cancer. In the May 1 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, researchers  more

EAT LOCAL ALL DAY ON SEPT. 24 LOCAL HARVEST FEAST IS AT BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
DURHAM, N.H., Sept. 11 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release: Since 2005, when the University of New Hampshire launched its inaugural annual Local Harvest Dinner, eating local has gained momentum throughout the nation. Farmer's markets and CSAs (community-supported agriculture) are thriving, neighbors are challenging each other to 100-mile diets, even the venerable Oxford English Dictionary designated "locavore" its word of the year in 2007. Similarly, UNH's   more

ECOTOURISM SAVES EGYPT'S ANCIENT CORAL REEFS
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following newsletter: Mass tourism, pollution, boat traffic, over-fishing and other threats threaten the indescribably beautiful coral reefs at the Ras Mohammed National Park. Diving on the reef or walking among the thousands of tourists, see Macedonia on page 15 one sees both sides of the reef's importance - the economic and the environmental. A major tourist attraction, coral reefs near beaches along the Re  more

EDGEWATER CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR JULY 31 SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING
EDGEWATER, Colo., July 31 -- The Edgewater City Council issued the text of its meeting agenda: 1. Call to Order 2. Roll Call 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Approval of Agenda 5. Approval of Minutes 6. Mayor's Comments 7. Public Comments (Non-Agenda Items) 8. Discussion and Action on Resolution 13-08, A Resolution Adopting the City of Edgewater Community Tree Master Plan of 2007 9. Discussion and Action on Resolution 17-08, A Resolution Adopting a Memorandum of Understandin  more

EDGEWATER CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 15 BUSINESS MEETING
EDGEWATER, Colo., May 15 -- The Edgewater City Council issued the text of its meeting agenda: 1. Call to Order 2. Roll Call 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Approval of Agenda 5. Approval of Minutes 6. Mayor Comments 7. Public Comments (Non-Agenda Items) 8. Election of City Council Officers 9. May Mental Health Month Proclamation 10. Review and Approve Resolution 10-08, A Resolution In Support of Edgewater Days 2009 11. Review and Approve Ordinance 10-08, An Ordinance   more

EDUCATION AND LAW DETER EARLY MARRIAGES IN ETHIOPIA
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following newsletter: Lule Fetene and Teferra Belay, both young men in their 30s, were each married when they were only 14 years old - to brides that were even younger. Both were fathers before age 18, and now each has four children. Early marriage between boys and girls is a deeply-rooted tradition in their communities, but the practice can produce large families, poverty, medical complications due to early chi  more

EDUCATION FOUNDATION'S 'BENEFIT FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE'
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 1 -- Redwood City issued the following newsletter: Tickets for the Redwood City Education Foundation's premiere fundraising event are on sale now! Benefit for A Brighter Future: It All Starts Here is being held at the Pacific Athletic Club on April 25, 2008, starting at 5:30 pm. Please visit www.rcef.org/brighterfuture to order your tickets today, while you can still take advantage of Early Bird pricing. The evening will be hosted by Ted Lempert of ChildrenNo  more

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND COUNSELING STUDENTS PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH CARE TO HURRICANE EVACUEES
MONROE, La., Sept. 12 -- The University of Louisiana at Monroe issued the following news release: Hurricane Gustav evacuees benefitted greatly from ULM's Educational Leadership and Counseling Department. Dr. Pamela Newman, a ULM professor in educational leadership and counseling as well as its new department head, said, "The ELC Department in the College of Education and Human Development has indeed been involved in serving the community and those in need during a time of crisis. Counselin  more

EGLIN TEAM FINDS FITNESS, HEALTH
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Aug. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate issued the following press release: By Marilyn Leggett, RN Civilian Health Promotion Service In July, Civilian Health Promotion Service (CHPS) reported on individuals making positive lifestyle changes during participation in Air Force Materiel Command's second annual Team Lean Challenge. This second, and final, report features a group of women who joined together to gain greater health and   more

EGLIN'S FACES OF FITNESS
EGLIN AFB, Fla., July 24 -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate issued the following press release: By Marilyn Leggett, RN Civilian Health Promotion Service Eglin's Civilian Health Promotion Service (CHPS) met its' first customer in March 2005 as the program, across AFMC, kicked off. Following the recent wrap-up of AFMC's second Team Lean Challenge (TLC), CHPS wanted to find out what progress Eglin's civilians have made toward a "healthy, fit and ready workforc  more

EIB LOAN TO IMPROVE SANITATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS IN PANAMA
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Dec. 21 -- The European Union's European Investment Bank issued the following press release: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a USD 40 million loan to the Republic of Panama for the improvement of sanitation and environmental conditions in Panama City and bay area through wastewater treatment. The overall project will be cofinanced by the EIB, the Inter American Development Bank (IADB) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and is part of  more

EIB SUPPORT OF PLN 200 MILLION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN POLAND
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct. 4 -- The European Union's European Investment Bank issued the following press release: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is participating with PLN 200 million in an issue of public sector-covered bonds for financing small and medium-scale projects implemented by public sector entities in the fields of infrastructure, environment, energy, health and education. This substitute for an intermediated loan is backed by loan receivables of BRE Bank Hipoteczny S.A. This so  more

ELECTRICITY BRINGS BUSINESS AND SAFETY TO SOUTHERN SUDAN
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following newsletter: The end of Sudan's 20-year civil war following the January 2005 signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) created high expectations that peace would bring the people of Sudan development, stability, and security. Since then, USAID has worked closely with the Southern Sudanese government to support initiatives that do just that, and the Yei Electrification Project was among the firs  more

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO DRILL AT BUCKEYE HIGH
PHOENIX, Sept. 10 -- Maricopa County issued the following press release: On Friday (September 26), emergency responders from state, local and volunteer agencies will descend on Buckeye High School to exercise evacuee reception center operations to prepare for potential emergencies at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. This gives all responding agencies an opportunity to refine procedures, define necessary resources and train new employees and volunteers in emergency shelter operations  more

EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY HELPS LAUNCH FISCAL FUTURE INITIATIVE
EMPORIA, Kan., Sept. 18 -- Emporia State University issued the following news release: Learning what college students can do to educate themselves about solutions to the nation's looming fiscal crisis is the goal of a program involving Emporia State University and eight other institutions across the country. America's Future: Protecting the Fiscal Health of Our Democracy is a new initiative formed by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). "America's Future   more

Enhancing Public Health Research: Interoperability Standards for Earth Observation Systems
NEW YORK, June 19 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The weather forecast may affect more than just your decision to take an umbrella with you in the morning. Scientists are developing a new system of using meteorological data to predict the outbreak of diseases. This innovative system, which has the potential to prevent countless illnesses and deaths worldwide, relies on interoperability standards to have its biggest impact. Researchers posture  more

ENSURING THE SAFETY OF TOYS AND CHILDREN
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va. (9th CD), issued the following column: Last week, Congress approved with my strong support legislation to improve the safety of toys and other children's products. In 2007, many parents were shocked when a number of children's products were found to contain high levels of lead paint and other harmful chemicals which can cause a myriad of health problems for children. By the end of 2007, 45 million children's products had been recalled including t  more

ENT Doctors Celebrate the Importance of Voice this Election Season
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 3 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: During this election season, the significance of a candidate's voice is both literal and figurative. The race for the White House reminds us that one single voice can influence a nation and change the course of history. It is with this spirit that the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) celebrates World Voice Day on April 16 with the theme of "Let Your Voice   more

ENT Doctors Give Tips for Kids' Summer Health
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 18 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: School is out and happy students are beginning their long-awaited summer break! With summer come many fun activities, including camp, swimming, and family vacations. Unfortunately, many of these activities can also bring summertime headaches for parents as their kids develop earaches, sunburns, and allergies. The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) would like   more

ENT Doctors Highlight Hearing Health for Our Troops this Memorial Day
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 22 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: In celebration of Memorial Day, the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) highlights the critical importance of hearing health to our nation's troops and emphasizes the need for hearing protection and screenings for the men and women who serve our country. Earlier this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced its increased efforts to fight the number o  more

ENT Doctors Recognize Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 17 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: With more than 40,000 Americans diagnosed with cancers of the mouth, head and neck each year, the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) supports the Yul Brynner Foundation in promoting the need for education on these conditions during Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW)2008. OHANCAW, held April 21 - 26, is an annual health awareness event desi  more

EPA REGION 3 OFFICE ISSUES ENVIROBYTES, SEPT. 5
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 5 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 office issued the following EnviroBytes newsletter: EPA AWARDS 10 TRAINING, RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE BROWNFIELDS GRANTS EPA awarded 10 Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance grants nationwide in the amount of $1.5 million to fund training, research and technical assistance in the development of brownfields projects that support and protect human health and the environment, as well as sustainabl  more

ERIE CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR JAN. 23 MEETING
ERIE, Pa., Jan. 23 -- The Erie City Council issued the following meeting agenda: A. Roll Call B. Silent Meditation/Pledge of Allegiance C. Approval of the Minutes/Bills D. Citizens to be Heard: Ken Springirth, 4720 Cliff Drive, re. the proposed Tire Plant and his submission of a report titled " Tires - A Circle of Opportunity" E. ORDINANCES: FOR FINAL PASSAGE: 1. Council File Ordinance #15,565, Pending Official File Ordinance #3-2008, an ordinance approving the editing and i  more

EVENING OPD AT DHUBRI CHC CORRESPONDENT
GAURIPUR, Sept 20 -- At a solemn function held recently on the premises of Gauripur Community Health Centre, the evening OPD was formally declared open by Jatindra Lahkar, Deputy Commissioner of Dhubri in presence of a large number of invited guests and public. In his inaugural speech, the Deputy Commissioner expressed his satisfaction with opening of such a facility for the service holders and the working sections as they could not avail the day time facilities.  more

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FINERFROCK TESTIFIES ON AGING IN RURAL AMERICA: PRESERVING SENIORS' ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: Mr. Chairman and members of the Aging Committee. On behalf of the National Association of Rural Health Clinics, I want to thank you for this opportunity to talk with you about the challenges facing rural providers in meeting the healthcare needs of rural underserved communities. The Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program is the oldest and largest federal program aimed at im  more

EXECUTIVE ORDER 08-29: GOV. BLUNT ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER TO dot,DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SENIOR SERVICES TO TRANSFER ALL THE AUTHORITY, POWERS, DUTIES, FUNCTIONS, RECORDS, PERSONNEL, PROPERTY, CONTRACTS, BUDGETS, MATTERS PENDING
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 12 -- Gov. Matt Blunt, R-Mo., issued the following executive order: Whereas, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is established by Chapter 192 RSMo.; and Whereas, the Missouri Department of Transportation is established by Article IV, Section 12 of the Missouri Constitution and Chapter 226, RSMo.; and Whereas, Chapters 306 and 577, RSMo., require the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to license and regulate the chemical analys  more

Experts Cast Doubt on the Meat and Cancer Hypothesis
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- The American Meat Institute issued the following news release: A panel of government, university and industry experts speaking at a leading food safety conference today cast serious doubt on widely reported claims of a meat and cancer connection. "All too often, claims that meat is linked to cancer are made as if they are proven fact. But today's panel presented compelling evidence the 'conventional wisdom' is not always current or accurate," said AMI Foundation  more

FACT SHEET: THE FACTS ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR FORCED LABOR
WASHINGTON, June 3 -- The U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons issued the text of the following fact sheet: "There's a special evil in the abuse and exploitation of the most innocent and vulnerable. The victims of sex trade see little of life before they see the very worst of life-an underground of brutality and lonely fear. Those who create these victims and profit from their suffering must be severely punished. Those who patronize this industry deba  more

FACT SHEET: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE JOINS THE PARTNERSHIP FOR CLEAN INDOOR AIR
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs issued the following fact sheet: After working closely with the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) for several years, the U.S. Department of State has become a partner in the organization. The U.S. Department of State joined approximately 160 other partners in working to improve health, livelihood and quality of life by reducing exposure to air pollution from hous  more

FACT SHEET: U.S. GOVERNMENT EFFORTS TO FIGHT DEMAND FUELING HUMAN TRAFFICKING
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 -- The U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons issued the text of the following fact sheet: Human trafficking, a dehumanizing crime turning people into mere commodities, includes both supply and demandâ€'side factors. On the supply side, criminal networks, corruption, lack of education and reliable information about employment opportunities, and poverty make people vulnerable to the lures of trafficking. Significant efforts are being m  more

FAIR TO RECRUIT ADJUNCT FACULTY TO BE HELD NOV. 13
EDISON, N.J., Nov. 2 -- Middlesex County College issued the following news release: Middlesex County College will hold an Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair Tuesday, November 13, at which prospective adjunct instructors can talk with department chairpersons about openings at the College. "This is a convenient way for professionals who would like to teach at the college level to find out about opportunities and even interview for available posts," said Dr. Karen L. Hays, vice president for ac  more

Fall ANSI Caucus Season to Open with Speaker David Acheson
NEW YORK, Aug. 14 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: Following a summer long hiatus, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced that monthly ANSI Caucus events will recommence this fall. On Friday, September 5, the ANSI Caucus will feature Dr. David Acheson, the associate commissioner of foods for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Acheson has worked closely with both private-sector and public-sector organizations in  more

FALL ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS AUG 22ND!
RIO GRANDE, Ohio, Aug. 18 -- Rio Grande Community College issued the following news release: The final day for students to be admitted to the University of Rio Grande for the fall semester is Friday, Aug. 22. The fall semester at Rio Grande begins on Monday, Aug. 25. Area residents have until 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22 to complete the procedures to be admitted, if they want to take classes at Rio Grande this fall. If interested area residents enroll before 5 p.m. on Aug. 22, they will st  more

FALL PRESCRIBED BURNING, SEPT. 11
OKANOGAN, Wash., Sept. 11 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Okanogan National Forest - issued the following press release: Fall burning conditions are being evaluated by the Tonasket Ranger District. Specialist are monitoring fuel moisture of accumulated forest debris and assessing weather conditions favorable for burning. This season, prescribed burning is being considered in the Mt. Phoebe, Bailey and Summit Mountain areas. Pile burning will take place acros  more

FAMILY PLANNING HANDBOOK UPDATED
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following newsletter: USAID, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and more than 30 organizations around the world, has launched an update of the publication Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers. The book provides clinic-based health care professionals from developing countries with the latest guidance on voluntary family planning. The book also serves as one of th  more

FDA APPROVES EXPANDED USES FOR GARDASIL TO INCLUDE PREVENTING CERTAIN VULVAR, VAGINAL CANCERS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Food & Drug Administration issued the following press release: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the approval of the vaccine Gardasil for the prevention of vaginal and vulvar cancer caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 in girls and women ages 9 to 26. These two HPV types cause 70 percent of cervical cancers, and are known to also cause some vulvar and vaginal cancers, but the percentage  more

FDA ISSUES WARNING LETTERS TO RANBAXY LABORATORIES, IMPORT ALERT FOR DRUGS FROM TWO RANBAXY PLANTS IN INDIA
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Food & Drug Administration issued the following press release: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued two Warning Letters to Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., of the Republic of India, and an Import Alert for generic drugs produced by Ranbaxy's Dewas and Paonta Sahib plants in India. The Warning Letters identify the agency's concerns about deviations from U.S. current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requiremen  more

FDTC Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members for New Year
FLORENCE, S.C., Jan. 16 -- Florene-Darlington Technical College issued the following news release: Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) President Dr. Charles Gould is proud to announce the following appointments to the faculty and staff for the New Year. Dean Fowler is the newest face in the Physical Plant as the Property and Inventory Control Coordinator. Dean earned an Associate of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from FDTC. His past work experiences include tr  more

February Is Kids E.N.T. Health Month
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: February is Kids E.N.T. Health Month and otolaryngologists, the only medical doctors who specialize in treatment of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck, want to educate parents and other caregivers on common pediatric ENT health concerns. National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physici  more

FEMIP SUPPORTS SMES IN TUNISIA
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Dec. 17 -- The European Union's European Investment Bank issued the following press release: FEMIP (the Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership), the European Investment Bank's dedicated facility for the nine partner countries on the southern flank of the Mediterranean, is pressing ahead with its support for small and medium-sized enterprises in Tunisia. This morning in Tunis it granted a EUR 200 million loan to five banks: Amen Bank, Arab Tunisian Bank,   more

FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS AWARENESS
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 9 -- Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska issued the following news release: Today is the 10th Annual International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day bringing attention to the importance of FASD as a public health issue. FASD is the result of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, and can have many effects on the unborn fetus and developing child including physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities. Consuming alcohol during pregnancy m  more

FINAL DECISIONS FROM USDE ON ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS IN COLORADO
DENVER, Aug. 1 -- The Colorado Department of Education issued the following federal programs newsletter: As you may have already heard, changes have been made to Colorado's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) calculations as a result of decisions by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). In October 2007, the USDE monitored the Colorado Department of Education's administration of three major federal programs, Title IA, IB and ID. On March 24, CDE received a final monitoring report from USDE id  more

FINAL PHASE OF BLACKWOOD CANYON RESTORATION BEGINS SEPT. 15
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., Sept. 11 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service's Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit issued the following press release: The Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin the final phase of restoration work at Blackwood Canyon on Monday, September 15, 2008. The project involves construction activities with heavy equipment that will affect public use of the area. This fall's activities will include removal of encroaching conifers to   more

Finance firm to advise Uttar Pradesh on township development project
Kolkata, Sept. 20 -- Non-banking finance company SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd has bagged a contract from the Uttar Pradesh government to advise it on an integrated urban development project, to be developed on public-private-partnership model, a top company official said here Saturday. "We have got the advisory role for the integrated Uttar Pradesh township development project," SREI chairman and managing director Hemand Kanoria told reporters on the sidelines of the company annual general  more

FINRA Charges Broker for Misappropriating Almost $400,000 from 97-Year-Old Widow and Her Charitable Foundation
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued the following news releases: The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today announced it has charged registered representative John Edward Mullins, of Margate, NJ, with misappropriating almost $400,000 from a 97-year-old nursing home resident who was a Mullins' client for more than 20 years, as well as from her charitable foundation. The customer has recently passed away. Broker Kathleen Maria Mullins, John M  more

First ANAB-Accredited ANSI/AIHA Z10 Certificate to Trucast Incorporated
NEW YORK, June 5 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: Doncasters Trucast Inc. is the first organization to be certified to the American National Standard for occupational health and safety management systems (ANSI/AIHA Z10-2005). The standard helps organizations of all sizes and types design and implement approaches to continuously improve their occupational health and safety performance. The certificate will be formally issued on June 9 at the Tr  more

FIRST CASE OF RABIES DISCOVERED IN EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept. 11 -- Atlantic County issued the following press release: Atlantic County health officials report that a rabid raccoon was discovered at a residence on Manchester Court in Egg Harbor Township. This is the first case of rabies in Egg Harbor Township this year and the 13th case found in Atlantic County. The raccoon was discovered by the homeowner on September 4 in a confrontation with the family dog. The dog was current with its rabies vaccination. Wildlife Aid was  more

FIRST LOUIS D. BRANDEIS LEGACY FUND FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE INTERNS SELECTED
WALTHAM, Mass., March 26 -- Brandeis University issued the following press release: From Ghana to Venezuela to Israel, 10 Brandeis students will participate in social justice internships around the world this summer - thanks to the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice. The Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice, established through the generosity of an anonymous Brandeis donor, provides students with a $3,500 stipend to alleviate costs associated with an unpaid intern  more

FITCHBURG THERAPIST ARRAIGNED, PLEADS GUILTY TO MEDICAID FRAUD, LARCENY
BOSTON, Sept. 19 -- The Massachusetts Attorney General issued the following news release: A therapist formerly employed by Aftercare Services, Inc. of East Boston, pled guilty at her arraignment in connection with stealing money from the state's Medicaid Program, MassHealth. Gail M. Boucher, age 54, of Fitchburg, pled guilty in East Boston District Court to charges of Medicaid Fraud and Larceny over $250. District Court Judge Tracy-Lee Lyons sentenced Boucher to serve one year of probation, a  more

Five Sessions Remain for HITSP Summer Webinar Series
NEW YORK, July 18 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: A program of educational webinars run by the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) has been receiving highly positive reviews from participants. Four out of nine webinars have been completed; the rest are slated to run through mid-September. Organized by the HITSP Education, Communications and Outreach (HITSP-ECO) Committee, the series is part of a new education and outreac  more

Five-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Orthopedic Surgeon Eric Heiden to Speak at Advanced Medical Technology Association 2008
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The Advanced Medical Technology Association issued the following news release: Heiden "Faster, Better, Stronger" Book Signing to Follow Keynote Address Washington, D.C. - Eric Heiden, world renowned speed skater, cyclist and orthopedic surgeon, will be a featured keynote speaker at AdvaMed 2008, the MedTech Conference. The most successful speed skater in history, Heiden won five individual gold medals and set four Olympic records during the 1980 winter games in Lake P  more

FLOOD ORISSA SITUATION TWO LAST BHUBANESWAR
Mr Samal said the state government requested the Air Force unit at Kalaikunda, West Bengal, to provide five more helicopters in addition to the existing two for undertaking rescue and relief operations. He expected that four helicopters would reach the state by this evening. As many as two thousand boats, including 200 power boats, were deployed in affected areas for the rescue and relief work. Till this afternoon 31 breaches were reported in different places and instruction had been is  more

FLU ACTIVITY NOW WIDESPREAD IN LOUISIANA
BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 19 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: The most recent report from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals shows that seasonal flu activity is widespread throughout the state. This mirrors reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that classify almost the entire United States as having widespread flu reports. There is no mandatory reporting of the flu. Instead, in Louisiana, the Depar  more

Food and Beverage Servers Training Offered This Fall
GRAYSLAKE, Ill., Sept. 12 -- The College of Lake County issued the following news release: Now is the time to register for one of the hospitality courses available through the Continuing Professional Development department at the College of Lake County (CLC). During the fall semester, Beverage and Alcohol Sellers and Servers Educational Training (BASSET) and Food Safety Refresher Course will be offered in both English and Spanish. There are three sessions of BASSET conducted in English (PH  more

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ISSUES HEALTH INFORMATION ADVISORY ON INFANT FORMULA
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The District of Columbia Department of Health issued the following news release: In response to reports of contaminated milk-based infant formula manufactured in China, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today is issuing a Health Information Advisory. This is to assure the American public that there is no known threat of contamination in infant formula manufactured by companies that have met the requirements to sell infant formula in the United States. Although   more

FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION AND READINESS LAUNCHES CHEMICAL-BIOLOGICAL WARFARE EXPOSURES WEB SITE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Deployment Health Support Directorate issued the following press release: The Department of Defense Force Health Protection and Readiness Directorate (FHP&R) has launched the Chemical-Biological (CB) Warfare Exposures Web site to provide Service members, veterans, their families and the public with information on the testing of chemical and biological warfare agents from 1942 to 1975. The Web site presents sections on World War II, Proj  more

FORMER MALI MINISTER TO HEAD FAO AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT
ROME, Sept. 2 -- The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization issued the following news release: Mr Modibo Tiémoko Traoré, a former Minister for Rural Development with the Government of Mali, has taken over as FAO Assistant Director-General charged with the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department. Mr Traoré, 54, joined FAO in March this year as Regional Representative for Africa after heading the African Union's Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources for three years.   more

FORMER PRESIDENT SELECTED FOR NURSING HALL OF FAME
EDISON, N.J., May 8 -- Middlesex County College issued the following news release: Rose Channing Danzis, who was the founding chairperson of the nursing education program at Middlesex County College, was named to the Hall of Fame of the Nursing Education Alumni Association of Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Danzis was president of Middlesex County College from 1978 to 1986. "I am extremely honored to be accepted into the NEAA Hall of Fame," Dr. Danzis said. "My commitment to   more

Former Prosecutor Ann Kirkpatrick Sweeps Historic Democratic Primary Election
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Sept. 2 -- Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat, running for election in Arizona's 1st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Former state representative and prosecutor Ann Kirkpatrick swept the Democratic Primary for Arizona's 1st Congressional District this evening with a landslide win. Kirkpatrick's strong margin of victory leaves the McNary native well positioned for a quick transition into the general election. Beginning her campaign in July 2007, Kirkpatr  more

FORT WORTH CONVOY TO HELP HOUSTON DIG OUT
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 13 -- The city of Fort Worth issued the following press release: City of Fort Worth crews and heavy equipment are headed for Houston Sunday to aid cleanup of debris left in path of Hurricane Ike. The convoy of 46 city employees and 33 vehicles will leave around noon Sunday from the James Avenue Service Center, 5001 James Ave., just north of Interstate 20. Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief will attend the send-off. Vehicles in the convoy include front-end loaders, h  more

FORUM-WHO KNOWS WHAT LURKS? MICROBIAL COLLECTIONS KEY TO UNLOCKING NEW DISCOVERIES
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the following article in Agriculture Today: In 2005, Cargill, Inc., of Minneapolis, Minnesota, debuted a low-glycemic syrup known as "Xtend Sucromalt." It was the product of a 4-year cooperative research and development agreement involving a team of scientists and support personnel at ARS's National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Peoria, Illinois. Sucromalt-which digests slowly in the body, providing su  more

FOUNDATION GRANT FURTHERS ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: With a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Texas State University-San Marcos Assistant Professor of Social Work Raphael Travis, Jr., is continuing his research of positive youth development. The New Connections grant will provide Travis with more than $54,000 for the 2008-2009 year to further his research in the relationship of optimizing adolescent development, or "thriving" and reci  more

FOURTEEN NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM
DUBLIN, Va., Sept. 19 -- New River Community College College issued the following news release: Fourteen New River Community College students have completed requirements for the three-semester practical nursing program at the college. They received diplomas and participated in a pinning ceremony recently. Practical nursing graduates from Pulaski County are Natasha L. Alderman of Draper, Misty D. Henley of Draper, Deborah Jones of Dublin; Chasity M. Lester of Radford, Anthony Minter of Radf  more

FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKS PLANNED FOR NATIONAL CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK
STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif., Sept. 11 -- The Modesto Police Department issued the following news release: The Modesto Police Department and the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency Keep Baby Safe Program will collaborate with various Stanislaus County law enforcement agencies, as well as several community-based organizations to hold free child safety seat check events in support of National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 20-27, 2008. The goal of these events is to ensure children  more

Free Depression Screenings
GRAYSLAKE, Ill., Sept. 12 -- The College of Lake County issued the following news release: The Health Center at College of Lake County will conduct free, confidential mental health screenings for depression problems as part of National Depression Screening Day on Thursday, Oct. 2. Screenings will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. in Room C 003 on CLC's Grayslake Campus and are open to students and members of the community. Appointments are not necessary. The screening  more

FREE HEALTH CARE CAREER INFORMATION SESSION ON SEPT. 17 AT NAUGATUCK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
WATERBURY, Conn., Sept. 3 -- Naugatuck Valley Community College issued the following news release: Naugatuck Valley Community College is holding a free health care career information session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, in room 315 of Ekstrom Hall. Attendees will receive an overview of the career development and certification programs that the College offers for current and aspiring healthcare professionals at its Waterbury and Danbury campuses. The Naugatuck Valley C  more

FREE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS OFFERED
EDISON, N.J., June 9 -- Middlesex County College issued the following news release: A new, free program that will train individuals in allied health and transportation is being offered to low-income Middlesex County residents. The program, funded by a grant from the Middlesex County Department of Workforce Development, is open to those 19-21 years old. They will actually be paid for their participation: $4.50 for each classroom hour; $7.15 for each internship hour." This is aimed at those   more

FRESNO GAINS IN NATIONAL ECONOMIC SURVEY
FRESNO, Calif., Sept. 12 -- The city of Fresno issued the following news release: The City of Fresno has made significant improvement on the latest Milken Institute list of America's 'Top Performing Cities.' The annual index is widely considered a snapshot of where jobs are being created and sustained. Fresno jumped from number 66 all the way to number 47 in this year's rankings based on improvements in technology, energy and trade sectors. Said Mayor Alan Autry, "The Milken Institute is a  more

FULL SLATE OF AWARENESS ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK
DOVER, Del., Sept. 3 -- The University of Delaware issued the following news release: Representatives from more than two dozen departments at the University of Connecticut have put together a week of events and training sessions for Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7-13, designed to raise awareness of suicide, the second leading cause of death among college students. "We have to do a better job of communicating to the students that they're not alone, that help is available if they're trouble  more

FULL SLATE OF AWARENESS ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK
STORRS, Conn., Sept. 3 -- The University of Connecticut issued the following news release: Representatives from more than two dozen departments at the University of Connecticut have put together a week of events and training sessions for Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7-13, designed to raise awareness of suicide, the second leading cause of death among college students. "We have to do a better job of communicating to the students that they're not alone, that help is available if they're tr  more

Genes May Play Role in Risk Assessment for Prostate Cancer Among Hispanics and Caucasians
PHILADELPHIA, May 18 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Genetic differences may explain the greater risk for prostate cancer among Caucasian men compared with Hispanic men, which could help clinicians predict who is more likely to develop the disease, according to a paper published in the May 15, 2008, issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Currently, the most common method for assessing   more

Genetic link between immune, nervous systems may pave way for human therapies
Washington, Sept. 20 -- In a study on roundworm, researchers at Duke University Medical Center have identified a link between the nervous system and the immune system. The findings of the study could pave the way for developing new approaches to human therapies. "This is the first time that a genetic approach has been used to demonstrate that specific neurons in the nervous system are capable of regulating immune response in distant cells," said Alejandro Aballay Ph.D., Assistant Professor  more

Geneticist Named Associate Center Director for Basic Science at MCG Cancer Center
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 25 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Dr. John K. Cowell, chair of the Department of Cancer Genetics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., has been named associate center director for basic science for the Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center. The geneticist from one of the nation's premier National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center joins the MCG faculty July 7. Dr. Cowell will organize and superv  more

GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT LELAND SPEAKS AT 2008 CONVOCATION
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., Sept. 15 -- Georgia College & State University issued the following news release: Good afternoon and thank you for coming today to the 2008 University Convocation. Five years ago - when I arrived here as your newly minted President - I learned almost immediately that the secret of Georgia College is its people. That was true then - and it is even more so today. Over and over again - through good times and times of challenge - the members of our university community h  more

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SCHEDULES JOB FAIR IN WAYCROSS
ATLANTA, Aug. 20 -- The Georgia Department of Labor issued the following news release: State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that the Georgia Department of Labor's Waycross Career Center, along with several other local organizations, will sponsor a job fair for employers and job seekers in the area. The job fair will be held Thursday, Aug. 28, from 3-6 p.m. at The Waycross Depot, located at 317 Plant Ave. in Waycross. Other event sponsors include: the Downtown Waycross Devel  more

GETTING HELP IS A SIGN OF STRENGTH
CHIEVRES, Belgium, Sept. 8 -- Army Families Online issued the following news release: The Army is a team that embraces the Warrior Ethos by never accepting defeat and never quitting. But what happens when someone is pressured by the daily grind, life at home or financial burden? What happens when they believe admitting their problems contradicts the ethos by which they live? "It's hard for [people] to ask for help," said Chris Staker, U.S. Army Garrison Benelux health promotion coordina  more

GOLD MEDALLION AWARDS PRESENTED
RIO GRANDE, Ohio, July 17 -- Rio Grande Community College issued the following news release: The University of Rio Grande presented Gold Medallion Awards to several of its strongest friends and supporters during a special ceremony on Saturday, July 12. The ceremony was held in conjunction with an event commemorating the end of the Lighting The Way Capital Campaign, the dedication of the new J. Tim and Wylodine Evans Terrace at the Davis University Center, and a proclamation naming John. D.  more

GOLDEN STATE AGENCIES RECEIVE GREEN AWARD
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 4 -- The California Department of General Services issued the following press release: The Department of General Services (DGS) and the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) were honored this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their leadership in spearheading State efforts to purchase "greener" computers. Since July 2006, the State has purchased nearly 9,000 computers, laptops, and monitors from vendors that have registered their pr  more

GOLDMAN FOUNDATION HONORS AFRICAN MUSICIAN FOR WORK TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Paul Sisco A musician from Mozambique has received one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards. The Goldman Foundation earlier this year chose Felicia dos Santos as one of the six recipients for the prize, for his work promoting sustainable practices in his impoverished country. In today's Searching for Solutions report we profile the 2008 Goldman environmental prize winner from Africa. Paul Sisco repo  more

Good Long-Term Prognosis After West Nile Virus Infection
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 19 -- The American College of Physicians issued the following news release: The long-term prognosis of patients infected with West Nile virus is good, according to a new study appearing in the August 19, 2008, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians' flagship journal. This is the largest study of the long-term outcomes of West Nile virus infection. West Nile virus is a potentially serious central nervous system infection spread by mosquit  more

Google co-founder says he's predisposed to Parkinson's disease
Sydney, Sept. 20 -- Google co-founder Sergey Brin has launched a personal blog, on which he has revealed that he has a genetic mutation that increases his chances of contracting Parkinson's Disease. Brin, whose mother suffers from the disease, also plugged his wife's genetic testing company. He said that he discovered he carried the gene mutation - G2019S - that is tied to Parkinson's disease through the DNA company 23andMe, a firm co-founded by his wife. Brin said he had a 20 per cent  more

GOV. BESHEAR ENCOURAGES KENTUCKIANS TO GET INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS
LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 12 -- The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services issued the following news release: With influenza season just around the corner and an ample supply of vaccine expected this season, Governor Steve Beshear joined state and local health officials at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department today to urge Kentuckians to get a flu shot or nasal vaccine spray - and to encourage parents to make sure children older than 6 months also receive protection against the  more

GOV. BLUNT, AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCE MISSOURI WINES TO JOIN TOUR OF MISSOURI
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 4 -- The Missouri Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: Gov. Matt Blunt and the Missouri Department of Agriculture today announced that Missouri wines will be along for the ride when the Tour of Missouri professional cycling race returns to the Show-Me State Sept. 8-14, 2008. The Missouri Wine & Grape Board is proud to return as a silver sponsor of the Tour of Missouri and introduce cycling enthusiasts from across the globe to Missouri's world  more

GOV. JINDAL, SECRETARY LEVINE, LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE SWEEPING REFORMS TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM
BATON ROUGE, La., March 24 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: Gov. Bobby Jindal announced today a legislative package he is proposing to strengthen Louisiana's behavioral health care system. The package of four bills is designed to create standards for local behavioral health agencies, allow for the use of telemedicine technology in the assessment and treatment of persons with mental illness if there is a shortage of available professionals  more

GOV. O'MALLEY SPEAKS AT BALTIMORE STAT SUMMIT
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 10 -- Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., has issued the text of the following speech: Thank you all very much for allowing me to be with you this afternoon. Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to learn about CitiStat. And I want to thank Mayor Sheila Dixon for all that she's done to continue that new tradition that we started in our City of measuring performance, declaring goals and making progress, not annually, but daily and weekly in the face of some pretty daunt  more

GOV. O'MALLEY SPEAKS ON MARYLAND FISHING CHALLENGE
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 13 -- Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., has issued the text of the following speech: Introduction Thank you very, very much. It's good to be with all of you. I'm sure a lot of us were watching the television last night before we went to bed, and turned it on this morning to see what Hurricane Ike was doing to our neighbors down in the Gulf. It's strange to have a beautiful day like this and see that calm water out there and know that people are suffering. So in your   more

GOV. PALIN PROCLAIMS SEPT. 20 AS KIDS DAY AMERICA
JUNEAU, Alaska, Aug. 25 -- Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, has issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, children are Alaska's most precious resource, and ensuring their health, safety, and well-being is the responsibility of all. WHEREAS, concern for our children and their welfare is universal; protecting the environment and individual well-being of each and every child must be a priority. WHEREAS, when begun in childhood, quality health, safety, and environmental habits can be maintaine  more

GOV. PALIN PROCLAIMS SEPTEMBER AS SENIOR CENTER MONTH
JUNEAU, Alaska, Aug. 25 -- Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, has issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, older Americans are significant members of a society, investing their wisdom and experience to help enrich and better the lives of younger generations. WHEREAS, senior centers help mobilize the creativity, energy, vitality and commitment of older Alaska residents. WHEREAS, through a wide array of services, programs and activities, senior centers can empower older citizens to contribute  more

GOV. PATRICK LAUDS $11.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUEL ASSISTANCE FOR MASSACHUSETTS
BOSTON, Sept. 17 -- Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., has issued the following news release: Governor Deval Patrick today applauded the announcement by the federal government that Massachusetts will receive $11.5 million to help low-income residents heat their homes this winter, thanks to the release of emergency contingency funds by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). "This is a step in the right direction to help low-inc  more

GOV. PATRICK SWEARS IN 28 YOUNG LEADERS TO GOVERNOR'S STATEWIDE YOUTH COUNCIL
BOSTON, Sept. 12 -- Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., has issued the following news release: Governor Deval Patrick will swear in the inaugural members of the Governor's Statewide Youth Council today, keeping to his commitment to broaden civic engagement throughout Massachusetts. The Council, established by executive order in April, encourages young people to become involved in their communities and to participate in tackling the state's biggest challenges, such as education reform, teen violen  more

GOV. PERDUE ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS
ATLANTA, Sept. 5 -- Gov. Sonny Perdue, R-Ga., issued the following press release: Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the following executive appointments. Brief biographies are provided below: GeorgiaPortsAuthority Robert "Bob" S. Jepson, Jr., 66, Savannah- Jepson is chairman and chief executive officer of Jepson Associates, Inc., a private investment firm. He serves on the Board of Dominion Resources in Richmond, VA. He also serves on the boards of Savannah College of Art and Design  more

GOV. PERDUE ISSUES STATEMENT CONCERNING FLU SHOTS BEING ADMINISTERED WITHOUT PRESCRIPTIONS
ATLANTA, Sept. 11 -- Gov. Sonny Perdue, R-Ga., issued the following statement: Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today concerning flu shots being administered without prescriptions: "This administration fully supports needed flu shots being safely dispensed to Georgians this flu season. For public health reasons, we believe it is imperative that pharmacists and others act as they have in the past. No statute or regulation has passed or was promulgated in the past 12 mont  more

GOV. PERDUE SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ACTIVATING GEORGIA'S PRICE GOUGING STATUTE
ATLANTA, Sept. 12 -- Gov. Sonny Perdue, R-Ga., issued the following press release: Governor Sonny Perdue signed an Executive Order today enacting Georgia's price gouging statute to protect Georgia consumers from unlawful increases in gas prices and other products. "The threat of Hurricane Ike has disrupted the production of distribution of gasoline, which will have an effect on prices," said Governor Sonny Perdue. "However, we expect the prices that Georgians pay at the pump to be in line   more

GOV. RENDELL ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING EARLY LEARNING COUNCIL
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 11 -- Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., issued the following executive order: WHEREAS, the early learning, development and education of young children is of critical importance to Pennsylvania's families, education system, and employers; and WHEREAS, in the last six years, Pennsylvania has increased its investment in early learning, development, and education programs, and has made steady progress to assure that more children receive quality early learning and developme  more

GOV. RILEY PROCLAIMS OCT. 6-9 AS MASTERS GAMES OF ALABAMA WEEK
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 12 -- Gov. Bob Riley, R-Ala., issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, the 18th Masters Games of Alabama will be held on October 6-9, 2008, in Florence, Alabama; and WHEREAS, the Masters Games of Alabama is competition for persons aged 55 years and older, who participate in sporting events including golf, checkers, shuffleboard, swimming, tennis, horseshoes, volleyball, basketball, track, and many more; and WHEREAS, organizations and businesses including Alaba  more

GOV. RILEY PROCLAIMS SEPT. 7-13 AS SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS WEEK
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 12 -- Gov. Bob Riley, R-Ala., issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, suicide has reached epidemic proportions across the nation and is one of the most tragic events a family and community can experience; and WHEREAS, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in Alabama and the third leading cause of death for Alabamians age 15-24; and WHEREAS, in Alabama 550 or more people die of suicide each year, a greater number than die of homicide; and WHEREAS, 8 pe  more

GOV. RILEY PROCLAIMS SEPTEMBER AS NATIONAL ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION RECOVERY MONTH
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 12 -- Gov. Bob Riley, R-Ala., issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, 74 percent of Americans say that addiction to alcohol has had some impact on them at some point in their lives, whether it was their own personal addiction, that of a friend or family member, or any other experience with addiction; and WHEREAS, there are an estimated 300,000 Alabamians with substance addiction illness and the drugs of choice rank as follows: alcohol, marijuana, cocaine/crack a  more

GOVT FLAYED FOR FAILING TO SOLVE INFLUX PROBLEM
SILAPATHAR, Sept 20 -- The Dhemaji District Students' Union organised a public meeting at Gelua High School recently demanding solution of the problem posed by illegal Bangladeshi migrants in the State. The meeting demanded suitable measures to seal the border through fencing, to detect and deport the illegal Bangladeshi migrants and to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC), etc. The student leaders also criticised the State government for its failure to tackle the Bangladeshi migrants  more

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY SIGN AGREEMENT TO HELP STUDENTS AND UNDERSERVED AREAS OF MEDICINE
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 19 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following press release: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Grand Valley State University entered into an agreement today that provides a link between premedical students at Grand Valley and MSU's medical school. The presidents of both universities finalized the Early Assurance Program for admission which will help both disadvantaged students and underserved areas of medicine. The program prov  more

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY SIGN AGREEMENT TO HELP STUDENTS, UNDERSERVED AREAS OF MEDICINE
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 19 -- Michigan State University issued the following press release: Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine and Grand Valley State University entered into an agreement today that provides a link between premedical students at Grand Valley and CHM. The presidents of both universities finalized the Early Assurance Program for admission which will help both disadvantaged students and underserved areas of medicine. The program provides an enhanced op  more

Grant Increases Dental Students' Outreach Experience
AUGUSTA, Ga., June 24 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Seniors in the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry will greatly increase the time they spend working in underserved Georgia populations beginning this fall. A 27-month, $200,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will expand an outreach program that sends MCG students to help provide dental care in six public health sites around the state - Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Du  more

GREAT RIVER REGION RECEIVES $280 THOUSAND FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa, Nov. 20 -- Iowa Southeastern Community College issued the following news release: Southeast Iowa's Great River Region Partnership announced today that it has received two grants totaling $280 thousand dollars for regional economic development initiatives. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the Partnership a $250,000 Regional Innovation Grant to assist southeast Iowa with regional economic and talent development plans. The Iowa Department of Economic Development also a  more

GREECE: EUR 50 MILLION IN EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK SUPPORT FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF ATHENS
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Dec. 13 -- The European Union's European Investment Bank issued the following press release: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to lend EUR 50 million to the Municipality of Athens. The investment programme reflects the spatial strategy of the Athens Development Plan, which is intended to promote economic development and regeneration and improve the quality of life of the city's residents. The proposed schemes will include small and medium-scale urban development p  more

GREEN MEANS GOLD FOR STATE HEALTH BUILDINGS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 8 -- The California Department of General Services issued the following press release: The California Department of General Services today announced that four state-owned health services buildings located at the Capitol Area East End Complex have earned a Gold rating from the USGBC for "green" building operations and maintenance practices. Marking yet another milestone in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Green Building Initiative, the four structures - occupied by  more

GUEST LECTURER ANDERSON TO DISCUSS CONSEQUENCES OF TOO MUCH, TOO LITTLE SLEEP
SPOKANE, Wash., May 20 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Washington State University Spokane's Sleep and Performance Research Center will host Clare Anderson, an established sleep researcher from Loughborough University in the U.K. On Friday, May 23, she will deliver a free presentation to the campus community and the general public on the consequences of getting too much or too little sleep. The lecture is slated from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the Riverpoint   more

GUEST LECTURER AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY TO TALK ABOUT TERRORISM
SPOKANE, Wash., March 3 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Recruits and the al-Qaida Network is the lecture topic hosted by Washington State University's Institute for the Study of Intercommunal Conflict (ISIC). Elena Mastors, a terrorism specialist from the U.S. Naval War College will speak about conflict and terrorism and the important role of individuals in extremist groups. The lecture is slated for Thursday, March 6, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Spokane on t  more

GUTIERREZ RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS GATES SCHOLAR AWARD
DAYTON, Ohio, April 24 -- Dayton Public Schools issued the following news release: At a time when most high school seniors are excitedly looking ahead to summer fun, Jose Omar Gutierrez has already decided what will make him happy - a career in medical anthropology and cognitive sciences. Gutierrez, who will graduate from the Thurgood Marshall High School Academic Magnet Academy on May 31, is a renaissance man - writer, artist, scientist and budding sociologist. The past few years have bee  more

Harald zur Hausen Receives American Association for Cancer Research Lifetime Achievement Award
PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 17 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Harald zur Hausen, D.Sc., M.D, internationally recognized for his research demonstrating the role of human papillomavirus as the etiological agent of cervical cancer, will receive the American Association of Cancer Research Award for Lifetime Achievement in honor of his life's work devoted to the study of the viruses and cancer. The AACR Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 200  more

HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE NURSING STUDENTS HOST 5K WALK/RUN PASSION FOR COMPASSION
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 11 -- Harrisburg Area Community College issued the following news release: It isn't often a walk/run event invites participants to join in a good cause and makes room for the puppy to come along too, but that's what the Nursing Student Organization at HACC is doing in October. In the group's first such event that will benefit the Health Ministries and Mission of Mercy program at Christ Lutheran Church at 13th and Derry streets, participants are invited to bring thei  more

HAWAII PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
HONOLULU, Sept. 9 -- Lt. Gov. James R. Aiona Jr., R-Hawaii, issued the following news release: Lt. Governor James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr. today announced a month-long focus on Hawai'i residents recovering from substance abuse as well as efforts devoted to raising awareness about the danger associated with drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The statewide initiatives are part of a broader effort to remove the stigma associated with getting treatment for substance abuse. They also coincide with   more

HAWAII'S SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 3.3 PERCENT IN APRIL
HONOLULU, May 15 -- The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industry Relations issued the following news release: The Hawai'i State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced today that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 3.3 percent, an increase of 0.2 percentage point over March's rate of 3.1 percent. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 5.0 percent, a slight decline from 5.1 percent in March. Over the last six months, Hawai'i's s  more

HC ASKS STATE GOVT TO SUBMIT REPORT ON BONDED LABOUR
Bhopal, Sep 21 -- The efforts of the Bhopal district administration to free 18 bonded labourers from farmhouse of a sexologist may give little hope to more than 1.50 lakh people forced to serve their masters 24x7 in return for meager wages. In the State alone about 1.18 lakh to 1.22 lakh people are forced into the practice while 60,000-65,000 labourers have migrated to adjoining States. The Alarming figure made an organisation to file a petition in the High Court, which in turn sought a reply   more

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICE WORKERS ASSIST RELIEF EFFORTS IN LOUISIANA
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 11 -- The Nebraska Health and Human Services System issued the following news release: Thirteen employees of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will leave tomorrow for the Gulf Coast region to help process disaster food stamps as a result of Hurricane Gustav. "Louisiana is experiencing widespread power outages, and the disaster food stamp program helps residents in critical need," said Gov. Heineman. "The fact that Nebraska state employees are willing t  more

HEALTH ALERT ISSUED FOR MERRITT RESERVOIR; ALERTS CONTINUE FOR PAWNEE, KIRKMAN'S COVE, WILLOW CREEK
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 5 -- The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: The state has issued a health alert for toxic blue-green algae at Merritt Reservoir in Cherry County. Alerts also continue to be in effect at Pawnee Reservoir (Lancaster County), Kirkman's Cove Reservoir (Richardson County) and Willow Creek Reservoir (Pierce County). The alert has ended at Iron Horse Trail Lake (Pawnee County), after the lake had two consecutive weeks of low readings   more

HEALTH AND SOCIETY PROFESSOR LIVINGSTON OFFERS '10 EXCELLENT REASONS FOR NATIONAL HEALTH CARE'
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y., Sept. 19 -- The State University of New York at Old Westbury issued the following news release: The economic and social impact of the current American health care system and a call for change are the focal points of the latest book edited by Martha Livingston, an associate professor in the Health and Society program at SUNY College at Old Westbury. "10 Excellent Reasons For National Health Care," outlines the potential for, and benefits of, a publicly funded health car  more

Health Care for Georgia's Prisoners Largely Cheaper Than Private Sector, Study Finds
AUGUSTA, Ga., June 16 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: The state of Georgia spends 3.5 percent less per month providing health care to an inmate than large employers in the state spend on an employee, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Outpatient services are provided to inmates at 25 percent of the cost of the commercial population and the cost of a day in the hospital is 13 percent lower, according to key findings by the international acco  more

Health Care for Georgia's Prisoners Largely Cheaper Than Private Sector, Study Reveals
AUGUSTA, Ga., June 16 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: The state of Georgia spends 3.5 percent less per month providing health care to an inmate than large employers in the state spend on an employee, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Outpatient services are provided to inmates at 25 percent of the cost of the commercial population and the cost of a day in the hospital is 13 percent lower, according to key findings by the international acco  more

HEALTH CARE TO LEAD IDAHO JOBS THROUGH 2016
BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 28 -- The Idaho Department of Commerce & Labor issued the following news release: Idaho's economy has cooled off from the torrid pace that marked the late 1990s and the post-recession years, and it will be growing at a more sustainable rate through 2016. "Although Idaho's economy is going through a significant slowdown, there are some industries and occupations that will rise to the top and guide the state into the next decade," explained Bob Uhlenkott, the Idaho Departm  more

HEALTH DIRECTOR VIGILANCE RELEASES STATEMENT ON BABY FORMULA CONTAMINATION
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The District of Columbia Department of Health issued the following news release: The District of Columbia, Department of Health (DOH) today recommended the following actions for residents who may use an infant formula from China that has been found by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to contain melamine, a chemical used in making plastics. "We are working closely with the FDA and the District's Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs to ensure that stores  more

Health Disparities: Genetics Plays an Important Role in Cancer Detection, Prognosis Among Minorities
PHILADELPHIA, April 15 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Research reported at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 12-16, suggests that poorer outcomes for breast cancer and prostate cancer among minorities may be due to biologic factors. In addition, researchers present a new theory on why a recent decline in breast cancer rates was less pronounced among African-American women, and offer data on a rela  more

HEALTH EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY EXPERT GOLD TO DELIVER 2008 POSKANZER LECTURE
CORTLAND, N.Y., Sept. 19 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Robert S. Gold will deliver the 2008 Charles N. Poskanzer Lecture, titled "Emerging Trends on the Future of Technology in Public Health," on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. The talk is free and open to the public. A nationally recognized expert in the application of advanced communications technologies to health education, Gold is a professor in the Department of Public and Commun  more

Health Minister seeks compensation for brain drain
Colombo, Sept. 20 -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has accepted on principle a resolution submitted by Sri Lanka to restrict brain drain from developing countries to developed countries as the phenomena has caused negative repercussions in the third world, Health Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said. The resolution drafted in Sri Lanka and submitted to the WHO executive committee by Minister De Silva has drawn the immediate attention of the WHO, Global Health Workforce Alliance and the  more

HEALTH OFFICIALS REPORT SIX NEW WEST NILE VIRUS CASES FOR 2008
JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 15 -- The Mississippi Department of Health issued the following news release: Today, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports six new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2008, bringing the state's total number of WNV cases to 84 with two deaths. The new cases are in Calhoun, Hinds (2), Jasper, Marion and Panola counties. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public. Since March 2008, WNV cases have been reported in Calhoun, Cl  more

Health professionals to come under global treaty
Colombo, Sept. 20 -- The world Health Organisation (WHO) has decided to formulate an International Treaty to prevent trained medical professionals staying back in developed countries after completing their trainings and scholarship periods. This decision was taken after considering the proposal made to the WHO by its Chairman of the Executive Committee and Healthcare and Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, Ministry spokesman said. He said Minister de Silva was taking part in a spec  more

HEALTH TN RARE SURGERY TWO LAST CHENNA
Dr Manoj said an ECG showed that his lung was at fault and not the heart. An echocardiograph revealed a huge clot measuring 3.6 cm x 1.70 cm in the lung vessel. It was completely blocking the left pulmonary artery and was seen extending to the right pulmonary artery partially blocking it also. ''His condition was near fatal'', Dr Manoj said, adding he took it up as a challenge and performed the surgery. Kanna Nair developed massive bleeding from the lungs leading to further drop in oxygen   more

HEALTH WARNING ON ILLEGAL ROADSIDE FOOD VENDORS
HONOLULU, Sept. 4 -- The Hawaii Department of Health issued the following news release: The Hawai'i State Department of Health (DOH) cautions the general public against purchasing food from roadside vendors who have no food permits. There are potential food safety concerns regarding unlicensed mobile or temporary businesses. Legal vendors, who are able to show their permits upon request or have them posted in their vehicle are required to comply with safe food handling and preparation rules.   more

Hearing Loss, Lack of Sleep Impair Back-to-School Health
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 31 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: As the new school year approaches, many parents are preparing their children by buying school supplies, new clothes, and organizing fall sporting events. But in order to help kids get a healthy head start to the school year, the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) also recommends taking a closer look at your child's health for common ear, nose, or throat-relat  more

HELLER SCHOOL KICKS OFF EDUCATIONAL COLLABORATION WITH HEBREW SENIORLIFE
WALTHAM, Mass., June 23 -- Brandeis University issued the following press release: Recently the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University hosted a celebration to kick off the new educational partnership between the school and Hebrew SeniorLife, one of the nation's premier nonprofit senior housing and services organizations. John W. Rowe, M.D., Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health a  more

HELLER SCHOOL MBA STUDENTS WIN SAGE SCHOLARSHIPS
WALTHAM, Mass., May 29 -- Brandeis University issued the following press release: SAGE Publications, in collaboration with the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, has recently announced the new 2008 SAGE Scholars. Current MBA candidate Ondrea Austin, MBA '09, and incoming MBA student Jessica Ratey, MBA '10, will each receive tuition assistance as part of the SAGE Scholarship program. The SAGE scholars are selected for their leadership ability, commitment   more

HEPATITIS B VACCINE PROTECTS NEWBORNS FROM INFECTIONS
BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 18 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: The Department of Health and Hospitals immunization program urges all parents to make sure their newborn babies receive a Hepatitis B vaccine. The vaccine prevents nearly 95 percent of mother-to-child (perinatal) infections if given within 12 hours of birth. It also protects a child from getting hepatitis later in life. In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C  more

HERITAGE HOUSE MUSEUM HOSTS PEACE CORPS EVENT
BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 10 -- Manatee Community College issued the following news release: As part of a campaign to increase the number of volunteers, the National Peace Corps Association invites the public to meet returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs), view a film and learn more about the Corps at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Family Heritage House Museum at Manatee Community College (MCC), 5840 26th St. West, Bradenton. Rajeev Goyal, who served in Nepal in 2001-2003, is the nationa  more

HHS AGENCIES FIGHT INFUSION THERAPY FRAUD WITH SPECIAL CONSUMER HOTLINE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Administration on Aging issued the following press release: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) today announced a new awareness program featuring a special fraud hotline (1-866-417-2078) that Medicare beneficiaries in South Florida can call to report suspected infusion therapy fraud. Infusion fraud may occur when Medicare is billed for services provided to beneficiaries who do not need them or when the services a  more

HHS OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL ISSUES REPORT ON MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG, IMPROVEMENT, MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2003 ADDED VOLUNTARY OUTPATIENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE TO MEDICARE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Inspector General issued the following report: SUMMARY OBJECTIVES 1. To assess the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) oversight of marketing materials for stand-alone Medicare prescription drug plans (PDP). 2. To determine the extent to which marketing materials for PDPs meet CMS guidelines. BACKGROUND The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 added vol  more

HHS PROGRAM TO IMPROVE DISASTER ASSISTANCE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Administration for Children & Families issued the following news release: HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today announced implementation of the Disaster Case Management demonstration program to make it easier for disaster victims to obtain a wide range of assistance and social services. The program will aid people from the Louisiana parishes covered under President Bush's disaster declaration related to Hurricane Gustav. The  more

HHS SECRETARY DECLARES PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY FOR LOUISIANA FOLLOWING HURRICANE IKE'S LANDFALL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued the following press release: HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today declared a public health emergency to ensure that individuals, including those enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in Louisiana, continue to receive their health care items and services. The declaration follows one made on Thursday to cover Texas. "Louisiana has felt the impact of Hurricane Gustav an  more

HHS Secretary Recognizes Products of HITSP Standards Work
NEW YORK, Jan. 25 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt recognized the first set of interoperability standards developed by the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP; www.hitsp.org). HITSP advanced three of its "Interoperability Specifications" to help support the advancement of interoperable health records and a Nationwide Health Information Network in the Un  more

HI-5 RECYCLING PROGRAM REDEMPTION RATE REMAINS HIGH AT 72 PERCENT CONTAINER FEE WON'T INCREASE
HONOLULU, Aug. 1 -- The Hawaii Department of Health issued the following news release: The Hawai'i State Department of Health (DOH) announced today that the annual redemption rate for the state's beverage container recycling was 72 percent in fiscal year 2008 (July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008). The Deposit Beverage Container (DBC) program's redemption rate is up 4 percent from last fiscal year's rate of 68 percent. The current rate represents more than 680 million containers recycled during fisc  more

High court notice to Madhya Pradesh on child deaths
Bhopal, Sept. 20 -- The Madhya Pradesh government has now been pulled up by the state high court for over 160 alleged child deaths due to malnutrition, a day after a Supreme Court panel reprimanded it for neglecting the health of children. A division bench of Chief Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice Ajit Singh Friday issued a notice to the government and sought a reply by Sep 25 while hearing a petition filed by the NGO, MP Right to Food Campaign (MPRTFC). The MPRTFC had brought to the noti  more

HIGH LEVEL AUTHORITIES MEET IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TO ANALYZE SOCIAL PROTECTION STRATEGIES IN CARIBBEAN
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The Organization of American States issued the following press release: Permanent Secretaries and high level authorities from social development institutions from the Caribbean and Chile will meet in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to consider the results of "Network-Based Capacity Building on Social Protection Strategies in the Caribbean", a horizontal cooperation program based on the transfer of lessons learned from the Chilean Puente Program to Jamaica, Trinidad   more

High Levels of Estrogen Associated with Breast Cancer Recurrence
PHILADELPHIA, March 6 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Women whose breast cancer came back after treatment had almost twice as much estrogen in their blood than did women who remained cancer-free -- despite treatment with anti-estrogen drugs in a majority of the women -- according to researchers in a study published in the March issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.   more

Highlights from the August 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
CHICAGO, Aug. 1 -- The American Dietetic Association issued the following news release: The August 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association contains articles and research studies you may find of interest. Below is a summary of some of this month's articles. For more information or to receive a copy of a Journal article, e-mail media@eatright.org. Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Is Low among Black Men Despite efforts to stress the importance of eating fruits and veget  more

Highlights from the September 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
CHICAGO, Sept. 2 -- The American Dietetic Association issued the following news release: Research studies featured in the September 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association include: *Effect of Soft Drink Availability in Elementary Schools on Consumption *Dietary Patterns Derived by Hybrid Clustering Method in Older Persons: Association with Cognition, Mood and Self-Rated Health *Genetic and Epigenetic Contributions to Human Nutrition and Health: Managing Genome-Diet Interact  more

Hilton Hotels Moves Into Downtown Baltimore; Announces Grand Opening Of Hilton Baltimore Adjacent To Convention Center
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 22 -- Hilton Hotels Corporation issued the following Hotels and Resorts (America) news release: The highly anticipated Hilton Baltimore, a brand new hotel located in Baltimore, Maryland's exciting Inner Harbor area, opened today at an official ceremony with registration of the hotel's first guest, Babe Ruth's daughter Julia Ruth Stevens. General Manager Linda Norman welcomed Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon and special guests, the Honorable Martin O'Malley, Governor of  more

HITSP and NASEMSO Launch Outreach Campaign to Highway Safety Stakeholders
WASHINGTON, April 24 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: In an effort to help emergency responders expedite the identification of crash victims and the notification of emergency contacts, the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) have announced a formal outreach campaign to highway safety stakeholders. Currently, the national average timeframe for emergency responders   more

HITSP Program Director Testifies to House of Representatives on Health Information Technology
NEW YORK, July 24 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: LeRoy Jones, program director for the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and principal and chief executive of GSI Health, testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health. The hearing was focused on options to encourage the adoption and use of a secure, clinically comprehensive, and fully interoperable health in  more

HITSP Supports National Health IT Week
NEW YORK, June 9 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) is an active participant in this year's National Health IT Week. A collaborative forum of approximately 70 public and private sector organizations, National Health IT Week is being held June 9-13, 2008, in Washington, D.C. As a partner in National Health IT Week, HITSP will join information technology and interconnectivity vendors, h  more

HITSP to Sponsor Webinar Series on Healthcare Information Technology Interoperability
NEW YORK, May 23 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) announced today the launch of a new education and outreach campaign that will build awareness of the importance of healthcare information sharing, the role of the HITSP in enabling healthcare information technology (HIT) interoperability, and opportunities for stakeholders to become engaged in the Panel's work. Organized by the HITSP  more

HITSP to Support Security and Privacy Interoperability (InterOp) Demonstration at RSA Conference 2008
WASHINGTON, March 28 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), in cooperation with the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), will showcase its work in the area of healthcare security and privacy during interoperability demonstrations at the RSA Conference 2008 April 7-11 in San Francisco. The multi-vendor demonstrations will highlight the use of OASIS  more

HIV/AIDS AWARENESS RAISING ROAD RALLY
MOSCOW, Russia, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development in Moscow, Russia, issued the following news release: On August 27, the opening ceremony of a six-week road rally to raise public awareness of HIV/AIDS took place in downtown Moscow. This is the second year of the rally, which is organized by the Russian Stop-AIDS project, with support from the Russian Health Care Foundation and the Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development. Last year, the campaign vans toured ac  more

HOLLAND CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 28 MEETING
HOLLAND, Mich., Nov. 28 -- The Holland City Council issued the following meeting minutes: The City Council met in a study session at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 270 River Avenue, and the meeting was called to order by Mayor McGeehan. Members Present: Mayor McGeehan, Council Members Kobes, Rich, Peters, Dykstra, Vande Vusse, Trethewey, Hoekstra, and DeBoer. Members Absent: None. Staff Present: City Manager Wolff, Assistant City Manager Robinson, Community & Neighbo  more

HOME SOUGHT FOR HORSE RESCUED BY ANIMAL CONTROL
EL PASO, Texas, Sept. 11 -- The city of El Paso issued the following press release: El Paso Animal Services is asking for public assistance in finding a home for a horse rescued two weeks ago. Animal Services was contacted on August 30 by a Horizon City resident, who reported he found an abandoned horse in the desert. The concerned resident was riding his own horse when he came across the abandoned horse. Animal Services officers responded to the call and the horse was taken to the El Paso  more

Hormone replacement therapy cuts postmenopausal fracture risk
Washington, Sept. 20 -- A new study has shown that hormone replacement therapy can significantly reduce the risk of fractures in postmenopausal women. The data analysed from the end of the 1970s to the late 1990s showed that the risk of fractures with the use of hormone replacement therapy. The hip fracture rate dropped by 39 percent, while the distal forearm fracture rate fell by 33 percent among women aged 50-64 years. It is shown that treatment with oestrogen reduces the risk of os  more

HOUSE APPROVES THREE BIPARTISAN VETERANS' BILLS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Republicans on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee issued the following news release: Yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously approved two bipartisan measures to improve benefits and services for veterans. The following bills now await action by the U.S. Senate: H.R. 1527, as amended, the Rural Veterans Access to Care Act, which passed the House by a vote of 417-0, would establish a pilot program to allow veterans in four highly rural areas to receive   more

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS & E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
DOWNEY, Calif., Sept. 4 -- The city of Downey issued the following news release: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events offer a quick and painless place to take your leftover paint, household cleaners, pesticides and other hazardous products occupying space in your home and garage - you show up and your hazardous products are taken directly out of your car so you can drive-in and drive-out with ease and convenience. IT'S SAFE, IT'S ECO-SMART. By properly disposing of the toxic prod  more

How Risky are Social Networking Sites?
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Feb. 4 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Despite the recent focus on restricting access to social networking Web sites to protect children, researchers have found that victimization online is more likely to occur through instant messaging and in chat rooms. The Growing up With Media survey asked nearly 1,600 Internet users between the ages of 10 to 15 about their online experiences over the past year. Fifteen percent reported an   more

How What and How Much We Eat (And Drink) Affects Our Risk of Cancer
PHILADELPHIA, April 13 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: A healthy diet and lifestyle protect against a wide range of diseases, and new research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 2008 Annual Meeting, April 12-16, shows that cancer is no exception. Researchers demonstrate how excessive alcohol drinking could lead to an increased risk of breast cancer, how consuming too many calories may increase one's risk for melanoma, a  more

Howle Family Gives Clemson $2.5 Million Gift for Computing Research
CLEMSON, S.C., Aug. 27 -- Clemson University issued the following press release: The C. Tycho Howle family has made a gift of $2.5 million to Clemson University to establish two endowed chairs that will benefit computing research. C. Tycho Howle is founder, chairman and CEO of nuBridges, LLC, a leading provider of software and managed services that protect sensitive data and enable digital information exchange. "My life's work has been the application of computer technology to help make  more

HP TOP STATE IN HEALTH, EDUCATION AND INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT
SHIMLA, India, Sept. 15 -- The Government of Himachal Pradesh issued the following news release: The landlocked hill state of Himachal Pradesh is the trail blazing success in road connectivity and social sector like education and health. It exemplifies what a focused policy perception backed by political commitment and resource backup could be achieved. The State has been ranked as best state in the country in Investment Environment, Primary Education and Health and 2nd in Consumer Market, M  more

HUD AWARDS $16.9 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN RURAL AMERICA
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's Birmingham Field Office issued the following press release: U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steven Preston today awarded $16.9 million to 60 rural housing programs across the country to stimulate economic development, create jobs and produce more affordable housing. Included in the funding announced today, HUD awarded two grants totaling $600,000 in rural Alabama. The funding is provided through  more

HUD AWARDS $2.1 MILLION TO ALASKA AND WASHINGTON UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES
SEATTLE, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's Anchorage Field Office issued the following press release: U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston today awarded grants totaling $2,149,965 to the University of Alaska at Fairbanks Interior Aleutian campus, the Northwest Indian College in Bellingham and Yakima Valley Community College to expand, renovate, and equip their own facilities, to improve student housing, and to support construction of new fac  more

HUD AWARDS $2.1 MILLION TO ALASKA AND WASHINGTON UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES
SEATTLE, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's Seattle Field Office issued the following press release: U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston today awarded grants totaling $2,149,965 to the University of Alaska at Fairbanks Interior Aleutian campus, the Northwest Indian College in Bellingham and Yakima Valley Community College to expand, renovate, and equip their own facilities, to improve student housing, and to support construction of new facil  more

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE OFFERED AT OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE FINDLAY-AREA CAMPUS
FINDLAY, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- Owens Community College issued the following news release: Northwest Ohio small business owners, office managers and human resource professionals interested in expanding their proficiency in the area of human resources are invited to participate in the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Essentials of Human Resource Management Certification Program at the Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus. The program begins Sept. 30 and will continue through No  more

HURRICANE EFFECTS ON PEOPLE AND PETS
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, July 22 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Bonnie Beaver (bbeaver@cvm.tamu.edu), Deb Zoran (dzoran@cvm.tamu.edu), Lore Haug (lhaug@cvm.tamu.edu) all at (979) 845-2351. All are experts on displaced pets, pets relocating to unfamiliar areas, pets facing isolation, separation anxiety, etc. Beaver is a past president of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is a nationally known pet behavior expert. Bill Moyer (979) 845-9127 email at w  more

IBR SCIENTISTS AWARDED GRANT FOR HEALTH EDUCATION PROJECT
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Sept. 17 -- The New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities issued the following news release: Scientists from the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability's (OMRDD) Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR) have been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Staten Island Foundation to conduct a two-year project to teach adults with intellectual disabilities how to lead healthier lifestyles, OM  more

Immunotherapy in High-Risk Pediatric Sarcomas Shows Promising Response
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Based on a pilot study in children with sarcoma, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) believe that immunotherapy could prove beneficial in treating high-risk forms of this cancer. The researchers tested a novel dendritic vaccine as well as a standard flu vaccine to potentially strengthen the immune system post chemotherapy. Their findings, published in the August 1 issu  more

IMPLEMENTATION OF COLOR-CODED INSPECTION NOTICE PROGRAM FOR RETAIL FOOD SANITATION INSPECTIONS
JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 12 -- The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce issued the following news release: On December 9, 2008, the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce plans to implement a new color-coded placard notification inspection system. These color-coded placards are as follows: * Green, if the facility does not have a critical violation or if the violation(s) was corrected at the time of inspection; * Yellow, if the establishment has a critical violati  more

Import Safety Summit to Unite Government and Industry in Commitment to Consumer Safety
NEW YORK, May 15 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is co-sponsoring the Import Safety Summit, an inter-industry conference to be held in Washington, DC, with eleven other organizations on July 9, 2008. The summit will feature a keynote address by Michael O. Leavitt, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Secretary Leavitt is also the Chair of the President's Interagency W  more

IMPROVING CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND MAKING COLLEGE AFFORDABLE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif. (14th CD), issued the following newsletter: No child should be without healthcare in our country. That's why I'm so proud to have voted to send H.R. 976, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Act, to the President for his signature. SCHIP, established in 1997, is a very successful program that currently enrolls 6.6 million kids and is scheduled to expire on November 16th. H.R. 976 renews SCHIP for five years  more

In Memoriam: Judah Folkman
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Judah Folkman, M.D., director of the vascular biology program at Children's Hospital Boston and the Andrus professor of pediatric surgery and professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School, died suddenly January 14, 2008. He was 74. Internationally renowned as a pioneer in the field of angiogenesis research, Dr. Folkman's landmark discovery that cutting off a cancerous tumor's bloo  more

IN-HOUSE NEWS AUG. 1
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, D-Pa. (13th CD), issued the following newsletter: Before heading into an extended work period at home, we wrapped up an extremely busy week in Congress and the House passed several significant pieces of legislation. Before the session ended, I again had the honor of serving on Thursday as Speaker Pro Tempore. Presiding over the House is rigorous work and, if you follow the proceedings on C-SPAN, you'll see that the Speaker is always aided by  more

INAUGURAL NORTHLAND COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT A GREAT SUCCESS
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., Sept. 12 -- Northland Community & Technical College issued the following news release: August 14, 2008, marked the Inaugural NCTC Foundation Golf Tournament held at Valley Golf Course in East Grand Forks, MN. The 18 hole scramble brought in 19 - four person teams. The winning men's team sponsored by G.W. & Sons Construction included - Tony Weber, Steve Gillette, Jay Wold and Bill Kvasager. The winning women's team sponsored in part by Burger King included - Kim Re  more

INCREASED VIGILANCE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS ON FIRE ISLAND
PATCHOGUE, N.Y., Aug. 14 -- The National Park Service's Fire Island National Seashore issued the following press release: Fire Island National Seashore announced today that a sample of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus (WNV) has been found on Fire Island. The National Park Service collected the mosquitoes on July 29 from a gravid trap on the federal land just west of Fire Island Pines. The mosquitoes were from a trap set by the Park as part of its weekly monitoring program. Testing   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MINNESOTA ON SEPT. 9: ZIMMERMAN WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Minnesota issued the following press release: A 37-year-old Zimmerman woman pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of health care fraud in connection with fraudulent Medicaid billing practices. Michelle Barbara Pundt entered her plea Sept. 9 in Minneapolis before United States District Court Judge Joan Ericksen. Pundt was charged June 11. According to Pundt's plea agreement, from January 2002  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MINNESOTA ON SEPT. 9: ZIMMERMAN WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Minnesota issued the following press release: A 37-year-old Zimmerman woman pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of health care fraud in connection with fraudulent Medicaid billing practices. Michelle Barbara Pundt entered her plea Sept. 9 in Minneapolis before United States District Court Judge Joan Ericksen. Pundt was charged June 11. According to Pundt's plea agreement, from January 2002  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA ON SEPT. 12: TWO PHARMED DIRECTORS PLEAD GUILTY TO WIRE FRAUD CONSPIRACY, TAX EVASION SCHEME
MIAMI, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District Of Florida issued the following press release: R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Jonathan I. Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Office, and Michael E. Yasofsky, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation ("IRS-CI"), announced that defendants Carlos De Cespedes and Jorge De  more

INNOVATIVE FIRST-YEAR PROGRAM EMPHASIZES SERVICE WHILE MAKING COLLEGE LIFE FAMILIAR, ACCESSIBLE
ROSEBURG, Ore., Sept. 12 -- Umpqua Community College issued the following news release: Impediments to success in that critical first year of college come in many forms - they're more than just financial or academic. Social norms, ethnic backgrounds, environmental and even family expectations may play a part. On Monday, September 15, 30 2008 incoming Umpqua Community College freshmen will "graduate" from their first college program, called the "Summer Start" program at UCC. At the graduati  more

INSTITUTION SHAPIROS COMMIT $14 MILLION FOR PLANNED ADMISSIONS CENTER
WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 22 -- Brandeis University issued the following press release: Once again, Carl and Ruth Shapiro have stepped forth to help Brandeis University, an institution they have generously supported for more than a half-century. The Shapiros recently made a $14 million gift to Brandeis to build a new admissions center that will bear their name, 15 years after they funded construction of the original Carl and Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center. The facility has served Brandeis so we  more

International Chamber Of Commerce Elects New Chairman And Vice Chairman
NEW YORK, June 16 -- The United States Council for International Business issued the following news release: A new chairman and vice chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) were elected at the last week's meeting of ICC's World Council, which brought together over 130 of its business members from 57 countries. The World Council met in Stockholm on the occasion of the ICC World Business Summit. Victor Fung, chairman of the Li & Fung Group of companies, will become the first   more

Internists Applaud Senate Vote To Pass H.R. 6331 and Avert Physician Payment Cut, Noting Bipartisan 'Veto Proof' Majority
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The American College of Physicians issued the following statement: "The Senate today gave overwhelming, bipartisan approval to legislation to avert cuts in Medicare physician payment updates--the best outcome possible given the difficult circumstances facing us," Jeffrey P. Harris, MD, FACP, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP) said today. "We implore President Bush to immediately sign this bill into law. The votes in both the Senate and House in favor   more

Internists Congratulate Congress on Veto Override of H.R. 6331
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The American College of Physicians issued the following news release: "We congratulate Congress for its strong, bipartisan vote today to override President Bush's veto of H.R. 6331," Jeffrey P. Harris, MD, FACP, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP), enthusiastically said. "Clearly, overwhelming numbers of members of the House and the Senate understand how critical it is to improve care of patients and support both primary and preventive care." Failur  more

INVESTING IN AMERICA'S FUTURE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Rep. J. Randy Forbes, D-Va. (4th CD), iissued the following column: Investing In America's Future By Congressman Randy Forbes As children across the Commonwealth head back to school this week, I thought of my own four children and how it seems as if it were only yesterday that my wife and I were sending them off to school. Every new year was the same - our children's sleepless excitement the night before the first day of school, the smell of freshly sharpened pencil  more

Iowa, Maryland Inventors Develop Truncated Human Cytomegalovirus Promoters
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20 -- Lynda S. Ostedgaard of Iowa City, Iowa, Michael J. Welsh of Riverside, Iowa, Mark F. Stinski of North Liberty, Iowa, and John A. Chiorini of Kensington, Md., have developed a nucleic acid comprising human cytomegalovirus. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "The present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules comprising certain truncated forms of the human cytomegalovirus immediate-early enhancer-promoter, either alone or   more

IRAQ MISSION PREPARES FOR ELECTIONS, DELAYS MOVE TO NEW EMBASSY
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following newsletter: The USAID mission in Baghdad, which is helping the United Nations prepare Iraqis for provincial elections, will not move into the newly-completed U.S. Embassy there for another year, Mission Director Christopher Crowley said on a visit to Washington. USAID staff will continue to For More Information For transcripts of keynote addresses and multi-language copies of the "Defending Civil Society"  more

IRVINE CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA OF JUNE 10 MEETING
IRVINE, Calif., June 10 -- The Irvine City Council issued the following meeting agenda: Speaker's Card/Request to Speak: If you would like to address the City Council on a scheduled agenda item, please complete the Request to Speak Form. The card is at the table at the entrance to the Council Chamber. Please identify on the card your name, address, and the item on which you would like to speak and return to the City Clerk. The Request to Speak Form assists the Mayor in ensuring that all perso  more

ISO and IEEE Strengthen Partnership for Development of International Standards
NEW YORK, April 18 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) have signed an agreement to increase their cooperation in developing international standards. The agreement initially focuses on the subjects of information technology, intelligent transport systems and health informatics. The "partner standards development organization  more

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE: SIXTY-FIVE YEAR OLD LAGUARDIA STUDENT TO RECEIVE ASSOCIATE DEGREE
LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Aug. 1 -- The City University of New York's LaGuardia Community College issued the following news release: When Annie Lee dropped out of high school she always knew she would return and eventually get a college degree. It took 47 years, but the 65-year-old LaGuardia Community College human services major will be among the 1,500 members of the Class of 2008 receiving an associate degree at commencement on September 18. For Ms. Lee, a resident of Bushwick, Brooklyn, t  more

KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT LOOKING TO RECRUIT ADDITIONAL BILINGUAL EMPLOYEES
KENNER, La., June 26 -- The city of Kenner issued the following news release: The Kenner Police Department is currently seeking individuals fluent in both English and Spanish to fill positions at the Kenner Police Complex. In an effort to better serve the community of Kenner, the Kenner Police Department wants to hire additional bilingual employees who are able to translate both English and Spanish with ease in order to effectively communicate with the city's Spanish-speaking citizens. KPD  more

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO HOST JENNINGS LECTURE SERIES
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- Kent State University issued the following news release: Kent State University's College and Graduate School of Education, Health, and Human Services will host the 2008-2009 Martha Holden Jennings Lecture Series, starting on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Kent Student Center. More than 250 Northeast Ohio K-12 public school teachers were nominated by their school's superintendent and principals to attend the six lectures that will take place on Saturday mornings between S  more

KENTUCKY GOV. BESHEAR PRESENTS $20,000,000 CHECK FOR UK'S LIVESTOCK DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC CENTER EXPANSION
FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 12 -- Gov. Steve Beshear, D-Ky., issued the following news release: Gov. Steve Beshear today presented University of Kentucky Livestock Disease and Diagnostic Center officials with a ceremonial check for $20,000,000. The funds were provided by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund and will be used to renovate and expand existing space to meet the most up-to-date standards for health and biosecurity. "The investment in this facility is key to supporting animal agr  more

KERALA TOURISM WARY OF US FINANCIAL CRISIS
Kozhikode, Sep 21 -- Kerala is bracing up to a possible fall in foreign tourist traffic due to the financial crisis in the US. Kerala annually earns around Rs 100 billion from domestic and foreign tourists. With the peak season, beginning in October and lasting till March, on the doorstep, stakeholders in the sector are wondering how the financial crisis will affect the world economy. "It is now too early to comment on the effect of the crisis in the US. But we are planning for a possible slo  more

Kerala tourism wary of US financial crisis
Kozhikode, Sept. 20 -- Kerala is bracing up to a possible fall in foreign tourist traffic due to the financial crisis in the US. Kerala annually earns around Rs.100 billion ($2.17 billion) from domestic and foreign tourists. With the peak season, beginning in October and lasting till March, on the doorstep, stakeholders in the sector are wondering how the financial crisis will affect the world economy. "It is now too early to comment on the effect of the crisis in the US. But we are plann  more

KERN COUNTY WOMAN TO PLEAD GUILTY TO ILLEGALLY PRACTICING MEDICINE
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 19 -- The California Department of Consumer Affairs issued the following press release: A Kern County woman, whose acupuncture license was revoked two years ago in a Medi-Cal fraud case, has agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge of practicing medicine without a license following a probe by the Department of Consumer Affairs' Division of Investigation (DOI) and the Acupuncture Board. Under the plea bargain, Svetlana "Lana" G. Kosich-Enko, will be sentenced Septe  more

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Earns Top Marks In 2009 Corporate Equality Index
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 -- Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants issued the following news release: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants proudly announces that it has earned the top rating of 100 percent in the 2009 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Kimpton joins the ranks of 259 other major U.S. businesses which receive top marks for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers. The CEI rated 5  more

LABOR DEPARTMENT OBTAINS APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT FIDUCIARY FOR ABANDONED 401(K) PLAN OF WATERBURY, CONN.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 16 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a federal court order appointing an independent fiduciary to manage the abandoned 401(k) plan of defunct VA Construction LLC of Waterbury, Connecticut. The VA Construction, LLC 401(k) Plan was sponsored by the company until early 2001 when the company ceased operations. At that time, the plan's fiduciaries stopped  more

LABOR DEPARTMENT OBTAINS CIVIL CONTEMPT ORDER AGAINST GARY HOCHBERG FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ORDER TO RESTORE PENSION PLAN FUNDS
ATLANTA, April 28 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a second order of civil contempt against Gary Hochberg after a federal district court in Miami found that he failed to pay $75,000 to the Gary M. Hochberg CLU Insurance Agency Inc. Assumed Benefit Plan. The court ordered the defendant to be incarcerated until he complies with the order to pay $75,000. The next hearing is Apr  more

LABOR DEPARTMENT PROTECTS 401(K) PLAN ASSETS OF FORMER AMERICAN SYSTEMS CONSULTING EMPLOYEES IN DUBLIN, OHIO
DUBLIN, Ohio, July 15 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: A federal district court in Columbus has granted the U.S. Department of Labor a consent judgment to distribute more than $600,000 in 401(k) assets owed to former workers of American Systems Consulting Inc. of Dublin. Under the judgment, Larry Lefoldt was appointed as an independent fiduciary to terminate the plan after distributing plan assets to eligible par  more

LABOR DEPARTMENT REACHES AGREEMENT RESTORING FUNDS TO MENTOR, OHIO-BASED 401(K) PLAN
MENTOR, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor has reached agreement with Kevin A. Tenkku, president of MED-XS Solutions Inc. in Mentor, requiring him to pay $38,612.17 to the company's 401(k) plan and removing him as a fiduciary to the plan. In a consent judgment filed in federal district court in Cleveland, Tenkku agreed to pay the funds after he failed to forward employee c  more

LABOR DEPARTMENT SEEKS COURT APPROVAL TO DISTRIBUTE 401(K) ASSETS OF A&S TRI-COUNTY PLUMBING IN NEW CARLISLE, OHIO
NEW CARLISLE, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor has filed suit in federal district court in Dayton, Ohio, asking for the appointment of an independent fiduciary to terminate the abandoned A&S Tri-County Plumbing Inc. 401(k) profit-sharing plan so its assets can be distributed to participants. "The only reasonable course after the death of the two plan fiduciaries was to h  more

LABOR DEPARTMENT SEEKS TO RESTORE EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS OWED TO SALINA, KAN. 401(K), HEALTH PLANS
SALINA, Kan., July 15 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor has sued the trustees of the 401(k) and health plans of defunct B&W Electrical Contractors Inc. (formerly of Salina) for failure to forward $22,670.22 in employee contributions to the 401(k) plan and $7,584.82 in health care premiums to the health plan. The lawsuit alleges that trustees Warren Merrill and Jeffrey Merrill violated   more

LABOR DEPARTMENT SUES TO APPOINT INDEPENDENT FIDUCIARY FOR 401(K) PLAN ABANDONED BY NEW YORK CITY COMPANY
NEW YORK, June 18 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to appoint an independent fiduciary to oversee the abandoned 401(k) plan of defunct Chelsea Voice & Data Inc. of New York City. The Chelsea Voice & Data Inc. 401(k) Plan, also known as the Chelsea Voice & Data d/b/a South Shore Communications 401(  more

LABOR DEPARTMENT SUES TO APPOINT INDEPENDENT FIDUCIARY FOR 401(K) PLAN ABANDONED BY OVERLAND PARK, KAN., TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING COMPANY
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas to appoint an independent fiduciary to oversee the abandoned 401(k) plan of defunct Professional Resources Inc., a technology consulting company in Overland Park, Kansas. The suit alleges that Raymond J. Jarrett Jr. owned and operated Professional Resources   more

LABOR DEPARTMENT TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST TRUSTEE OF AE SEVEN LLC 401(K) PLAN FOR FAILURE TO ADMINISTER EMPLOYEE ASSETS
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Sept. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor has sued the trustee of the AE Seven LLC 401(k) plan in Greenwood Village for failure to properly administer the company's 401(k) plan in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, alleges that the defendant has failed t  more

Labor Issues are the Focus of Advisory Committee Convened by Congressman Sestak
MEDIA, Pa., Jan. 19 -- Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democratic Party candidate for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District, issued the following news release: As part of his commitment to work directly with constituents who are well-versed in crucial issues facing the Seventh Congressional District, Congressman Joe Sestak (PA-7) today convened the first meeting of his newly formed Labor Advisory Committee. The meeting took place at the Media Borough Hall. Congressman Sestak is Vice Chair of the Hou  more

LARAMIE CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR AUG. 5 MEETING
LARAMIE, Wyo., Aug. 5 -- The city of Laramie issued the following meeting agenda: 6:30 p.m. City Council Meetings are open to the public. Requests for accommodations from persons with disabilities must be made to the City Manager's Office 24 hours in advance of a meeting. Please be advised no additional agenda item will be introduced at a Regular City Council meeting after the hour of 10:30 p.m., unless the majority of the City Council members present vote to extend the meeting. PROC  more

LARAMIE CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 2 MEETING
LARAMIE, Wyo., Sept. 2 -- The city of Laramie issued the following meeting agenda: 6:30 p.m. City Council Meetings are open to the public. Requests for accommodations from persons with disabilities must be made to the City Manager's Office 24 hours in advance of a meeting. Please be advised no additional agenda item will be introduced at a Regular City Council meeting after the hour of 10:30 p.m., unless the majority of the City Council members present vote to extend the meeting. PRO  more

LARAMIE CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF AUG. 5 MEETING
LARAMIE, Wyo., Aug. 5 -- The city of Laramie issued the following meeting minutes: Regular Meeting of the City Council was called to order by Mayor Hanson at 6:47 p.m. AGENDA 1. Pledge of Allegiance. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Hanson. 2. Roll Call. Roll call showed present: Guerin, McCraken, Mickelson, O'Malley, Shumway, Shuster and Hanson. Absent: Carson. Staff present: Janine Jordan, City Manager; David Derragon, Assistant City Manager, David Clark, City Att  more

LAWMAKERS ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL BILL TO HELP MORE KIDS FIND HOMES, SUPPORT FOSTER FAMILIES,CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following news release: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Finance Health Subcommittee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (DW. Va.), together with House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support Chairman Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member Jerry Weller (R-Ill.) today unveiled legislation to increase incentives that will move children from foster car  more

Leading Researchers Honored for Progress in Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment
PHILADELPHIA, March 11 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: World-class cancer researchers whose science has significantly contributed to progress in the fight against cancer will be recognized April 12-16, 2008, by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) at its 2008 Annual Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. A series of awards given annually by the AACR, the world's oldest and largest professional organi  more

Leak Kegler Joins Advanced Medical Technology Association's Government Affairs Department
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The Advanced Medical Technology Association issued the following news release: The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) announced today that Leah Kegler has joined the Association as Vice President of Government Affairs. Kegler recently served as Associate Director of the National Economics Council at the White House, where she provided policy guidance on health care financing issues including Medicare, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Pro  more

LECTURE: HOW ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AFFECTS WILDLIFE, HUMAN HEALTH
SUFFERN, N.Y., Sept. 19 -- The State University of New York at Rockland issued the following news release: The negative impact of environmental contamination will be discussed at the first of a series of lectures to be presented by the SUNY Rockland Community College Science Department. Dr. Melanie Rie will kick off the lecture series with, "Effects of Environmental Contamination on Wildlife and Human Health: Environmental Endocrine Disruption." Over the past 15 years there have been docum  more

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM REP. ESHOO
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif. (14th CD), issued the following newsletter: Dear Friend, Last January when the new Congress convened I wrote to you about the new direction Congress was embarking on. Over the course of the year I've given you updates on progress made and my work on so many issues. Many important achievements were made, including the passage of the first minimum wage increase in a decade, overhauling and providing the most generous veterans' benefits pack  more

LESSENING STRESS THE BEST GIFT TO OURSELVES
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 21 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Stress is inevitable, especially during the holidays, but learning to manage it can be the best gift we can give ourselves, says a health expert at Texas A&M University. Not only does stress cause us to frown, it can actually exacerbate serious health issues. Danny Ballard, a health professor and interim division chair in Texas A&M's Health and Kinesiology Department, says stress can contribute to ex  more

LESSONS IN WELLNESS FROM ROOKS COUNTY
TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 9 -- Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., issued the following column: Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the dedication of the new Rooks County Health Center in Plainville. It was a wonderful occasion for the people of Rooks County; a community vision they worked hard to make a reality. The original hospital was built in 1955 and for its era, was a state-of-the-art facility. It was meant to serve a growing community, who valued life in a rural setting and w  more

LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO PRESENT PROGRAMS, RESOURCES TO ROXANA, EAST ALTON-WOOD RIVER HIGH SCHOOLS
GODFREY, Ill., Sept. 9 -- Lewis and Clark Community College issued the following news release: From a hovercraft competition that will find some students riding on their creations, to a mock trial that will engage students in career exploration, Lewis and Clark Community College will offer unique learning experiences for students of Roxana and East Alton Wood River high schools next week. Beginning Monday, Sept. 15, Lewis and Clark deans, program coordinators and numerous staff and faculty wi  more

LEWISTON PHYSICIAN TRAYNOR WARNED, FINED
AUGUSTA, Maine, Sept. 10 -- The Maine Department of Financial and Profesional Regulation issued the following news release: Ann E. Traynor, M.D. accepted a warning from the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine. In a Consent Agreement signed on September 9, 2008 Dr. Traynor denied she committed fraud or deceit while renewing her Maine medical license, but agreed the Board had sufficient evidence to conclude she failed to disclose the suspension of her hospital privileges. In addition, Dr. Tray  more

LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE DIRECTORSHIP NAMED FOR UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESIDENT COLEMAN
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 15 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: The directorship of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute will be named for President Mary Sue Coleman to recognize the key role she has played in the development of the interdisciplinary research center. Endowed by a gift from U-M alumni Paul and Susan Meister, the naming marks a milestone for the institute, which is a hub for collaborative biomedical research on human health problems.  more

LIGHTNING CREEK DRAINAGE CLOSURES BECOME LESS RESTRICTIVE
SANDPOINT, Idaho, July 30 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service's Idaho Panhandle National Forests unit issued the following press release: Starting Saturday August 2, 2008, travel restrictions in the Lightning Creek drainage will now allow access for full-sized vehicles on the Lightning Creek Road #419 from Clark Fork north to Milepost 7.5, ending at the crossing of the East Fork of Lightning Creek. Dick Kramer, Sandpoint District Ranger, was pleased to announce that  more

LIVING talks to cinema's new darling and our very own Gold winners
Colombo, Sept. 20 -- From the sultry charms of South Indian movie star Pooja Umashankar to Sri Lanka's singing Olympians (Revelations and Soul Sounds), this issue of LIVING has it all. On its cover is the perfect combination of brains and beauty: Pooja holds a master's degree in business and management - at 22, mind you! She speaks several languages, including a smattering of Sinhala (her mother is Sri Lankan and her father Indian), amongst her many other talents. This issue of LIVING also  more

LOCAL BOARD CHAIR WINFIELD TO BE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN TO PRESIDE OVER NATIONAL BARBER CONFERENCE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs issued the following news release: The District of Columbia Board of Barber and Cosmetology is proud to announce that its Chair, Vera Winfield, will preside over the National Association of Barber Boards of America's (NABBA) 82nd Annual Conference, to be held in Washington, DC, beginning this weekend. Ms. Winfield was elected to serve as the first African-American female President of NABBA at la  more

Local WWII Veteran Receives Overdue Medals From Congressman Sestak
MEDIA, Pa., Jan. 5 -- Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democratic Party candidate for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District, issued the following news release: More than 50 years after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, World War II veteran Walter Matolich received the six awards he earned for service to his country. Today, Congressman Joe Sestak presented the Edgemont resident with The World War II Victory Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal; Combat Action Ribbo  more

Lodging Industry Leaders Walk The Halls Of Congress
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- The American Hotel & Lodging Association issued the following news release: Fourteen of the largest hotel companies cleared their schedules and traveled to Washington, D.C., on September 16 to meet with top Congressional leaders to discuss the industry's most pressing issues and concerns. "It's important for our nation's legislative leaders to hear first-hand from our industry's executives about the issues affecting us in today's difficult economic times," said Bob  more

Lois Pope Presents Life Unsung Hero Scholarships to Four Freshmen in Sophie Davis School at CCNY
NEW YORK, Sept. 12 -- The City University of New York's City College of New York issued the following news release: Freshmen Don-Andre Jackson, Leana Leon, Ivana Martos and Gabrielle Moronta, all aspiring physicians in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at The City College of New York (CCNY), are this year's recipients of the prestigious Lois Pope Annual LIFE Unsung Hero Scholarship Awards at CCNY. Mrs. Pope, the Florida-based philanthropist and President of Leaders In Further  more

LONG BEACH CITY CLERK ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 16 MEETING
LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 16 -- The Long Beach City Clerk issued the following meeting minutes: Roll Call (5:00 PM) Present: B. Lowenthal; S. Lowenthal; DeLong; O'Donnell; Schipske; Andrews; Reyes Uranga; Gabelich; Lerch. Absent/Excused: None. Also present: Patrick H. West, City Manager; Suzanne Frick, Assistant City Manager; Heather Mahood, Chief Assistant City Attorney; Michael Mais, Assistant City Attorney; Laura L. Doud, City Auditor; Larry Herrera, City Clerk; Nancy Muth, City Cler  more

LONG ISLAND EMPLOYER AGREES TO PERSONALLY RESTORE ALMOST $19,000 TO EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN GROUP TO RESOLVE LABOR DEPARTMENT LAWSUIT
NEW YORK, Dec. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: A Garden City, New York employer has agreed to restore nearly $19,000 to participants in the health benefits plan of his defunct company to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor alleging violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Kevin Wallis, who was the chairman and chief executive officer of Meridian MSO Inc., a health  more

Long Term Care Facilities Earn National Quality Improvement Recognition
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The American Health Care Association issued the following news release: The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) will present Quality Awards to 341 long term care facilities that demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to quality care for the nations' frail, elderly and disabled. "Recipients of our Quality Award reflect the long term care profession's commitment to meeting customers' needs through a process of con  more

LOUISIANA OBSERVES WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY
BATON ROUGE, La., May 30 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: The Department of Health and Hospitals' Tobacco Control Program is encouraging Louisiana residents to observe World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2008. For the 21st Annual World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organization is asking advocates across the country to talk to their local policy makers about a total ban on advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products in L  more

LOUISIANA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR NEXT EMERGENCY
BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 6 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: Louisiana is looking for a few good men and women to help should there ever be a major health emergency. To make it easy for people to consider volunteering, the Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health has launched a Web site to recruit possible volunteers. The Web site can be found at www.lava.dhh.louisiana.gov. LAVA stands for Louisiana Volunteers in A  more

LOUISIANA SPIRIT STRESS MANAGEMENT SERVICES AVAILABLE
BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 5 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: Louisiana Spirit offers FREE and confidential services for group and individual sessions. The Stress Managers also provide training and coping techniques and presentations. Group and Individual sessions include: * Defusing groups for up to 15 participants * "Walk-arounds" to talk with individuals * Workplace stress review Training and Coping Techniques for managing   more

LOW COST IMMUNIZATION CLINIC ON SEPT. 23
EL PASO, Texas, Sept. 11 -- The city of El Paso issued the following press release: An immunization clinic will be hosted by the City Parks and Recreation Department and the Public Health Department on September 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Nolan Richardson Recreation Center at 4435 Maxwell St. The cost is $10 per immunization and $20 for two or more immunizations administered. Individuals must bring immunization records, birth certificate, and parent picture ID. The following for  more

Low cost intervention program can reduce suicidal deaths in India
Washington, Sept. 20 -- Increasing number of suicidal deaths in low to middle income countries like India, Brazil, Sri Lanka, can be reduced with a low cost intervention strategy to keep in contact with people, who have previously attempted suicide, according to a new research. The low cost strategy including a one-hour information session about suicidal behaviours, risk factors, constructive coping strategies and referral options has the potential to reduce the economic and societal loss of   more

LOW LEVEL CADMIUM EXPOSURE LINKED TO LUNG DISEASE
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 19 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: New research suggests that cadmium is one of the critical ingredients causing emphysema, and even low-level exposure attained through second-hand smoke and other means may also increase the chance of developing lung disease. The University of Michigan School of Public Health study suggests that higher cadmium levels in the body as much as double the risk of developing a pulmonary disease diagnosis su  more

LOWER BURRELL MAN LAYHEW PLEADS GUILTY TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD CHARGE
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Pittsburgh Field Office issued the following press release: United States Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan announced today, September 3, 2008, that John Layhew, a resident of Westmoreland County, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of health care fraud. Layhew, age 40, of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to the charge before United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster. In connection w  more

LT. GOV. DENISH TO BE HONORED BY NEW MEXICO ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS
SANTA FE, N.M., Aug. 8 -- Lt. Gov. Diane D. Denish, D-N.M., issued the following press release: Lt. Governor Diane Denish will receive the 2008 New Mexico Academy of Family Physicians' President Award this evening, Aug. 8, at the Sagebrush Inn in Taos, N.M. Dr. Lana Wagner, outgoing president and scientific chair of the meeting, will present the award to recognize the Lt. Governor's years of work in New Mexico in the health care arena. "I am honored to accept this award, but really this is  more

LT. GOV. GARAMENDI ISSUES STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR'S VETO ON STATE BUDGET
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 17 -- Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, D-Calif., issued the following statement: Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi issued the following statement on the Governor's decision to veto the state budget passed by the California Legislature: "The Governor is correct to veto the proposed budget as it does not meet the minimum investment that California must make to maintain its economic competitiveness. All levels of education remain on a starvation diet that is sapping the str  more

LT. GOV. LAWTON ANNOUNCES 'BARBARA'S GUIDE FOR PENNY PINCHERS'
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 10 -- The Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton issued the following news release: Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton today announced a new website, www.GuideForPennyPinchers.com, designed to connect Wisconsin consumers with information they need to help save money on gas and traveling, home energy, prescription drugs, health care, college tuition, back-to-school savings and more. "Wisconsin families are feeling squeezed by rising costs," said Lt. Governor Lawton at an ann  more

LT. GOV. LAWTON ANNOUNCES 'BARBARA'S GUIDE FOR PENNY PINCHERS' IN GREEN BAY
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 12 -- The Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton issued the following news release: Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton today announced a new website in Green Bay, www.GuideForPennyPinchers.com, designed to connect Wisconsin consumers with information they need to help save money on gas and traveling, home energy, prescription drugs, health care, college tuition, back-to-school savings and more. "Wisconsin families are feeling squeezed by rising costs," said Lt. Governor Law  more

Lt. Governor John Garamendi Visits Cerritos College
NORWALK, Calif., Jan. 28 -- Cerritos College issued the following news release: Lieutenant Governor and Chair of the Economic Development Commission of California John Garamendi visited Cerritos College on Wednesday to discuss issues around future workforce training. The afternoon began with a warm welcome by Cerritos College President/Superintendent Dr. Noelia Vela, followed by tours of the career technical education programs including the Nursing and Pharmacy programs, led by Nursing Dep  more

LTI Announces A New Fall Seminar Series Featuring Human Resources Topics
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 -- The American Land Title Association issued the following news release: LTI announces a new Fall seminar series featuring Human Resources topics. Train your whole staff for one low price! Topics include: Health Insurance Plans, Office Morale, Performance Reviews, etc. Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Finding the Best Health Insurance Plan for Your Company (http://online.krm.com/iebms/coe/kcoe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=14271&cc=0016659&oc=10&dict=26) Seminar Number 1  more

LYCEUM DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 22 -- The National Park Service's Cuyahoga Valley National Park issued the following press release: The National Park Service and Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association (CVNPA) are pleased to announce the return of the monthly Lyceum Distinguished Speaker Series. The word "lyceum" has roots in ancient Greek, and became the name of the school where Aristotle taught. At Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), we use it to describe our lecture series featuring national s  more

MAINE CDC PROVIDES PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION FOR FLOOD-AFFECTED AREAS
AUGUSTA, Maine, Aug. 8 -- The Maine Department of Financial and Profesional Regulation issued the following news release: Flooding, like that we have recently experienced in southern Maine, bears a number of public health threats, the most important of which is probably contaminated well water. When flood waters enter a well, contamination can be expected. The Maine CDC Drinking Water Program provides complete and easily understood information about the risks to wells from floods and thei  more

MAINE RECEIVES FEDERAL DESIGNATION TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE QUALITY
AUGUSTA, Maine, June 11 -- The Maine Department of Financial and Profesional Regulation issued the following news release: Governor John E. Baldacci today welcomed federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Tevi Troy to the State House for the announcement of Maine's designation as a demonstration site for a new health care quality initiative. The Medicare project, which will begin next year, will enable Maine primary care physicians to access up to $29 million ove  more

MAINE'S DIRIGO HEALTH REFORM HIGHLIGHTED IN FEDERAL HEARING
AUGUSTA, Maine, July 15 -- The Maine Department of Financial and Profesional Regulation issued the following news release: Maine's experience in pursuit of universal health coverage was a focus of a congressional hearing this morning. The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee invited Trish Riley, Director of the Governor's Office of Health Policy and Finance, to deliver testimony during a hearing on state health care coverage initiatives. The Subcommittee, chaired by Congressman Pete S  more

MAKE LASTING MEMORIES WITH YOUR CHILDREN THIS SUMMER
AUSTIN, Texas, July 1 -- The Texas Attorney General issued the following weekly column: The mercury is rising and children are out of school. Summer is officially here! Traditionally, this is a time for families to get together and relax before the start of a new school year. Take time this summer to connect with your kids and create positive memories. When parents are involved in their lives, children have a better chance at growing up healthy, happy and well adjusted. Most parents instin  more

MALONE TO SPEAK AT AG & TECH STATE UNIVERSITY
GREENSBORO, N.C., March 14 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the National League for Nursing, will meet with nursing majors at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University on Thursday, March 20 at 9 a.m., in Room 308 Noble Hall, and nursing faculty at 10:30 a.m. in 116 Noble Hall. She will greet members of the community in the Dudley Multi-Purpose room at 1:30 p.m. This session is open to the public. M  more

MANN DISCUSSES HEALTH DESIGN AT INTERNATIONAL MEETING
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 24 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Professor George J. Mann, AIA, The Skaggs-Sprague Endowed Chair in Health Facilities Design in the College of Architecture, will jointly present "Recent Research and Design Projects Undertaken by the Architecture for Health Program at Texas A&M" with Brian D Briscoe at the annual meeting of the UIA /PHG in Florence, Italy. Briscoe, a master of architecture candidate and a summer intern at HKS, will p  more

March ANSI Caucus to Address Partnership for Clean Indoor Air
WASHINGTON, March 3 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: On Friday, March 7, the ANSI Caucus will feature two speakers from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Brenda Doroski, senior environmental specialist in the Office of Air and Radiation, and John Mitchell, coordinator of EPA's efforts in the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA). Launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, the PCIA is working to increase the use  more

MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FOREST VISITORS ASKED TO NOT BRING IN FIREWOOD TO MISSOURI
ROLLA, Mo., Aug. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Mark Twain National Forest - issued the following press release: Out of state forest visitors are being asked to not bring firewood into Missouri. Transporting firewood is one of the ways the Emerald ash borer, a destructive forest pest, can be spread from areas with infested trees. The state departments of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Conservation are working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture  more

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING SENIOR EXPO
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Tom C. Creighton, R-Lancaster (37th District), issued the following news release: Once again, I will be holding my annual Senior Expo in an effort to provide senior citizens in the community with access to valuable information geared specifically toward their needs to help them live richer and fuller lives. This year's expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, at the Manheim Auto Auction on Route 72. This year's Senior  more

MARS PETCARE US ISSUES VOLUNTARY RECALL OF EVERSON, PA PLANT DRY PET FOOD PRODUCT DUE TO POTENTIAL SALMONELLA CONTAMINATION
FANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Food & Drug Administration issued the following recall notice: Today, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of products manufactured at its Everson, Pennsylvania facility. The pet food is being voluntarily recalled because of potential contamination with Salmonella serotypeSchwarzengrund. This voluntary recall only affects the United States. Salmonella can cause serious infections in dogs and cats, and, if t  more

MARTHA BOGLE NAMED SUPERINTENDENT OF SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
LURAY, Va., Aug. 29 -- The National Park Service's Shenandoah National Park issued the following press release: National Park Service (NPS) Northeast Regional Director Dennis Reidenbach has selected Martha Bogle as the superintendent of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Bogle will oversee the operations at the almost 200,000 acre park--40% of which is Congressionally designated wilderness. Bogle, who has served as Deputy Superintendent at the 470-mile Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and No  more

MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RECEIVES GRANT TO ENHANCE NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ENVIRONMENT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
BALTIMORE, Sept. 16 -- The Maryland Department of Education issued the following news release: The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has been awarded a $243,129 Team Nutrition Training Grant by the United States Department of Agriculture with the majority of the grant money going to five school systems in the form of mini-grants. Anne Arundel, Cecil, Kent, Prince George's, and Wicomico County schools will each receive $45,000 in mini-grants to implement the 2005 Dietary Guidelines  more

MASSBAY BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE HIRES INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT
WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., Aug. 22 -- Massachusetts Bay Community College issued the following news release: Carlos D. Matos will assume the position of Interim Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay), as announced by President Carole Berotte Joseph. He began his duties August 18, 2008. Matos previously served as Management Analyst & Creative Director for Ingenious Development Group, LLC in Lawrence, Mass. He was also a proj  more

Maternal Mental Health and Child Safety
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., June 2 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Accidental injury is the leading cause of death among children in the United States, accounting for 43.3 percent of all fatalities. In addition, over 20 million children sustain non-fatal injuries requiring medical attention. In the study, "Maternal Psychological Adjustment and Knowledge of Infant Development as Predictors of Home Safety Practices in Rural Low-Income Communities," analyses  more

Maternal mortality drops
Kathmandu, Sept. 20 -- Nepal's maternal mortality ratio has decreased significantly in the past eight years due to reduction in fertility rate, iron supplementation, increase in skilled birth attendance, and substantial increase in the coverage of antenatal care, UNICEF said Friday While the maternal mortality ratio was 539 per 100,000 live births in 1998, it came down to 281 per 100,000 in 2006, according to latest studies, the UN body said. "Nepal is in line with meeting the Millennium D  more

MATHEMATICS, ENGINEERING, SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT SCIENCE COMPETITION TESTS EIGHTH GRADE SCIENTISTS
SPOKANE, Wash., March 12 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Over 180 young scientists will put their minds and creations to the test during the annual Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) eighth grade science competition. All six Spokane public middle schools will be represented from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Friday, March 14, at the East Central Community Center Gymnasium, 500 South Stone Street. The enthusiasm for science is sure to be   more

May Is National Cancer Research Month
PHILADELPHIA, May 7 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: In a bipartisan show of support for cancer research, the U.S. Congress has declared May as National Cancer Research Month. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) secured resolutions from the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to raise awareness of the critical advances in cancer research made by its 27,000 members and cancer researchers worldwide, and its efforts to e  more

MAYOR & COUNTY SUPERVISOR LOBBY CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 11 -- The city of Cedar Rapids issued the following news release: Mayor Kay Halloran and Linn County Supervisor Linda Langston returned to Cedar Rapids this afternoon after lobbying congressional delegates for more tax relief and funding for the community's flood recovery efforts. Yesterday, the Mayor and County Supervisor met with Senator Tom Harkin and his staff, Senator Chuck Grassley's staff, Congressman Dave Loebsack and his staff, Congressman Tom Latham's st  more

MAYOR COLEMAN, CITY COUNCIL, NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS LAUNCH CITIZENS FOR STRONG NEIGHBORHOODS AND GOOD JOBS
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The mayor of Columbus issued the following press release: Neighborhood leaders joined Mayor Michael B. Coleman and City Council members today to launch Citizens for Strong Neighborhoods and Good Jobs, which will advance the $1.66 billion, 6-issue, 2008 Voted Bond Package that will be on the November 4 ballot. With voter approval, Issues 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 will drive new investment into neighborhoods and to create thousands of new jobs in construction and in g  more

MAYOR COLEMAN, COUNCILMEMBER TYSON JOIN POLICE, RESIDENTS TO CELEBRATE FIRST EVER CITYWIDE NATIONAL NIGHT OUT KICK-OFF
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 1 -- The mayor of Columbus issued the following press release: The first ever National Night Out Kick-Off will be held on Monday, August 4, 2008 at Barnett Recreation Center. The kick-off celebration is a partnership between Unity in the Community, Neighborhood Pride and National Night Out. On Tuesday August 4, Mayor Michael B. Coleman and Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson will join police and area residents for the official kick-off at 5:30 p.m. "National Night Out, Ne  more

MAYOR CURTATONE, COMMUNITY PARTNERS HOLD HEALTHY COMMUNITY SUMMIT FOR MUNICIPAL LEADERS
SOMERVILLE, Mass., Sept. 12 - The city of Somerville issued the following press release: Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, in partnership with leading health care, academic and community based organizations, today announced that a Healthy Community Summit for MassachusettsTufts University on September 29th from 10am to 1:30pm. The summit will focus on the direct relationship between healthy communities and economic viability and will provide information about policies and tools that municipal leader  more

MAYOR PROCLAIMS SEPT. 5 AS 'MICHAEL REDD DAY'
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 5 -- The mayor of Columbus issued the following press release: Mayor Michael B. Coleman today declared September 5 Michael Redd Day in honor of the Columbus native who won a Gold Medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Redd was a member of the USA Men's Basketball Team, which defeated Spain 118- 107, returning the Olympic Gold Medal to the United States. Mayor Coleman presented a proclamation to Redd and his wife, Achea at City Hall today. "There is no greater athletic ac  more

MCCLAFFERTY PLEADS GUILTY TO CHARGE OF HEALTH CARE FRAUD
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Pittsburgh Field Office issued the following press release: United States Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan announced today, September 3, 2008, that William McClafferty, a resident of Westmoreland County, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of health care fraud. McClafferty, age 55, of New Kensington, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to the charge before United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster. I  more

MCG Pipeline Programs Pave Way to Health Care
AUGUSTA, Ga., July 14 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Earl Stewart knew being accepted to his first-choice medical school would be difficult. So he came home to Augusta this summer before beginning his senior year at Mercer University to get a head start. "When I decided I wanted to be a cardiologist, I knew I wanted to attend the Medical College of Georgia," says Earl. "My primary-care physician is here, and I've always been treated as a person, not  more

MCG School of Medicine Receives Full Accreditation From the LCME
AUGUSTA, Ga., July 8 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine has received full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting body for the country's medical schools. The LCME also said plans for a four-year medical campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia were well conceived and presented and will be the focus of further monitoring as implementation proceeds.  more

MCG will Terminate Relationship with MCG Foundation, Incorporation
AUGUSTA, Ga., June 12 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Medical College of Georgia President Daniel W. Rahn Thursday notified the chair of the Medical College of Georgia Foundation, Inc. that the university is terminating its relationship with the foundation. Citing a lack of alignment with MCG's priorities, Dr. Rahn told MCG Foundation Board Chair William E. Mayher III that the university will start a new foundation. However, if all board members of the   more

MCG's Economic Impact Nears $1 Billion
AUGUSTA, Ga., June 6 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: The Medical College of Georgia has about a $1 billion economic impact on the Augusta area, according to a new study released by the University System of Georgia. The $961 million economic impact for fiscal year 2007 marks a 10.3 percent increase from a similar study of fiscal year 2004, which placed MCG's impact at nearly $871 million. In addition to pumping money into the local economy, the study det  more

Media Needs to Check Background of Pseudo-Medical Animal Rights Group and Cease Coverage of Alarmist and Unscientific Attack on Meat Products
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The American Meat Institute issued the following news release: Attribute Statement to AMI Foundation President Randy Huffman, Ph.D. "A factually inaccurate, alarmist and exploitive new campaign aimed at scaring parents and school systems out of feeding children processed meats is just what those of us who know the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) have come to expect from this pro-vegetarian animal rights group in doctors' clothing. After all, it  more

MEDICAID PRESCRIPTIONS GO HIGH-TECH
BATON ROUGE, La., March 26 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: A new electronic system for the prescribing of medications being launched in April will provide Medicaid physicians in Louisiana access to cutting-edge technology to provide safe an efficient prescribing services as well as help drive down medication costs. Perhaps most importantly, this new program will increase the quality of the Medicaid prescription drug program. Approxima  more

MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA ACCUSATION LEADS TO SURRENDER OF FORMER NEWPORT BEACH PHYSICIAN'S LICENSE
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 21 -- The California Department of Consumer Affairs' Medical Board of California issued the following press release: After being indicted on federal charges, former Newport Beach physician Paul A. Lessler had an Accusation filed against him by the Medical Board of California. Lessler stipulated to surrender his license to the Medical Board, effective August 21, 2008. Lessler and seven other doctors working with him at University Pain Specialists, together with other i  more

MEDICAL SPECIAL NEEDS SHELTERS TO OPEN
BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 30 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: Medical Special Needs Shelters will open today to shelter people identified with Medical Special Needs. In preparation for the opening of Medical Special Needs Shelters, the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Department of Social Services have activated triage phone lines to help people in need make their plans. Medical Special Needs Shelters are designed for individua  more

Medicare Should Increase Payments for Physician Practices That Acquire and Use HIT to Improve Quality Says American College of Physicians
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The American College of Physicians issued the following news release: "The benefits of widespread adoption of interoperable Health Information Technology (HIT) will be significant, leading to a higher standard of quality in the U.S. healthcare system," Yul D. Ejnes, MD, FACP, told the House Ways and Means Committee subcommittee on Health today. "Unfortunately, without adequate financial incentives, small practices and their patients will be left behind the technological  more

Medicine Hooding Speaker Urges Graduates to Find Heroes
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 9 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Before 171 medical students took the Hippocratic Oath, they were encouraged to find heroes. "Find in your patients the heroes, because they are there," said Dr. Thomas J. Nasca, executive director and CEO of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. "They are there for you moment to moment if you just look. Find the good in everyone you care for because there is good in everyone." Dr  more

Memo: Barack Obama And Sex Education
ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 13 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., issued the following memorandum: TO: Interested Parties RE: Barack Obama And Sex Education DATE: September 13, 2008 In recent days, questions have arisen concerning Barack Obama's support for sex education for Kindergarteners. This is a true statement that the Obama campaign has never disputed. Not only did Barack Obama vote for a sex education bill in the Illinois State Legislature, but four years l  more

MENTAL HEALTH NEWS CONFERENCE SET FOR NEW ORLEANS ADOLESCENT HOSPITAL
BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 25 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: Tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will unveil a plan to immediately improve the mental health situation in New Orleans. The plan, developed in conjunction with the Metropolitan Human Services District, outlines short-term solutions, long-term strategies and policy changes to deliver better treatment options to New Orleans citizens with me  more

Mentoring Relationships Help Youth in Foster Care
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Feb. 4 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: A new study reports evidence that mentoring relationships with non-parental adults promote positive outcomes for young people in foster care. In the study, "Youth in Foster Care With Adult Mentors During Adolescence Have Improved Adult Outcomes," 310 youth were assessed, including 160 mentored and 150 non-mentored youth. Demographic characteristics were similar in both groups. Results show  more

MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE TO OFFER NEW VETERINARY ASSISTANT PROGRAM
EDISON, N.J., July 22 -- Middlesex County College issued the following news release: Middlesex County College, in partnership with Sayrebrook Veterinary Hospital, will offer a Veterinary Assistant Certificate starting in September. "As the pet population grows, there is an increased need for skilled, caring professionals to provide quality care to sick and injured animals," said Lynn Lederer, director of professional and community programs at the College. "If you love animals and want to m  more

Military Assignments May Decrease Aspects Of Physical Fitness
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 20 -- The American College of Sports Medicine issued the following news release: Physical training is part of the job of U.S. Army soldiers, but access to physical fitness facilities and training time may be limited during combat deployments. While limited training may result in a loss of fitness, the physical requirements of warfighting may offset some of the negative effects. According to a study released today in the September issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exe  more

Military Officers Association of America and United States Naval Institute to Sponsor Wounded Warrior Forum; Senator Levin Says Wounded Warriors Deserve the Best Care
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 12 -- The Military Officers Association of America issued the following news release: The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) will host a one-day Defense Forum Washington - Measuring Success: Keeping Faith with Wounded Warriors and Their Families on Sept. 17, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Registration and the schedule are available at www.defenseforumwashington.com  more

MILK ROCKS! CONCERT DRAWS AUDUBON STUDENTS
MILWAUKEE, May 8 -- The Milwaukee Public Schools have issued the following news release: Students at Audubon Middle School, 3300 S. 39th St., will attend a concert featuring Britney Christian, a teen music sensation who encourages students to lead healthy lifestyles. Held in the school auditorium, the concert is part of the MilkRocks! Campaign offered by Evergreen Packaging. It will be held on May 9 at 10:00 a.m. Students will be able to meet Christian after the show as part of the program. T  more

MILWAUKEE RIVER WATERSHED ENROLLS 50 IN CONSERVATION SECURITY PROGRAM
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Wisconsin office issued the following news release: Pat Leavenworth, State Conservationist for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Wisconsin, announced that 50 farmers in the Milwaukee River Watershed have received contracts in the Conservation Security Program (CSP) in the 2008 signup. Wisconsin now has nearly 700 farms in CSP, covering 229,000 acres. Unlike most federal farm  more

Minimum Wage Increase Updates On FLSA Compliance Book
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 13 -- WorldatWork issued the following news release: WorldatWork recently announced the re-release of Benefits Compliance: An Overview for the HR Professional. When one mistake in compliance could result in fines, penalties and lawsuits, WorldatWork realized the need for an updated version of this overview in light of the recent changes to the regulatory environment affecting the workforce. In addition to minor changes to benefits compliance rules, this newly re  more

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY AT MANKATO TO OFFER THIRD DOCTORAL PROGRAM THIS FALL
MANKATO, Minn., July 17 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: Minnesota State Mankato will add a third doctoral program this fall: The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in school psychology. The program will prepare candidates for certification to practice as school psychologists, or for other doctoral-level careers such as university teaching. Minnesota State Mankato became Minnesota's first state university with doctoral students in 2007, when ca  more

MISSION DIRECTOR MEETS USAID PARTNERS IN THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST
MOSCOW, Russia, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development in Moscow, Russia, issued the following news release: During August 18-22, USAID/Russia Mission Director Skip Waskin conducted nineteen site visits to USAID-funded projects on health, economics, governance and civic initiatives in Khabarovsk and Vladivostok. In his meetings, Waskin emphasized that USAID remains committed to building sustainable partnerships in the region but also encouraged USAID partners to increase the  more

MISSOURI S SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS LEARN NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY IN TAIWAN
ROLLA, Mo., June 20 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Pairing quantum dots with a protein transporter, a group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology hopes to develop a more effective and efficient drug delivery method. It sounds like something that might have happened aboard the Starship Enterprise. Instead, it's happening in Taiwan. The students are spending the summer in Taiwan as part of an academic exchange   more

MISSOURI SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM SHARES GRANT TO IMPROVE MISSOURI'S HEALTH LITERACY
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 3 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: The Missouri School of Journalism is part of a $726,784 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to build an infrastructure that will become an interactive and comprehensive health literacy resource throughout the state. The award was given in conjuction with the MU Center for Health Policy. The grant is part of $7.1 million in funding approved by the Missouri Foundation for Health to establish its  more

Moderate exercise can reduce fatty livers in diabetics
Washington, Sept. 20 -- Moderate aerobic exercise on a bike or treadmill, or a brisk walk, combined with some weightlifting, can cut down levels of fat in the liver by up to 40 percent in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The study by physical fitness experts at Johns Hopkins have been at the annual meeting of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, in Indianapolis. The research shows that high liver fat levels are common among people w  more

Mom's Stress May Be Important Factor in Child's Weight
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Sept. 2 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Millions of low-income children in the United States are overweight or at risk of overweight. A new study, "Food Security, Maternal Stressors, and Overweight Among Low-Income US Children: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2002)," shows that maternal stressors may increase the chances of a child being overweight, particularly in households with suffici  more

Monitoring exhaled nitric oxide does not improve asthma control
London, Sept. 20 -- Monitoring levels of exhaled nitric oxide in teenagers having asthma and adjusting treatment accordingly has no influence in improving the course of the condition, according to a new study. Conducted by the Inner City Asthma Consortium (ICAC), the study of almost 550 adolescents from 10 cities across the United States, was led by Stanley Szefler, M.D., of National Jewish Health in Denver. The study aimed at examining whether in addition to treating asthma based on nati  more

MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- The State University of New York's Monroe Community College issued the following news release: The Monroe Community College Board of Trustees has hired the following individuals: Jennifer Altre (Perinton) has joined MCC as an assistant professor in the Biology Department. Altre has taught at Tompkins Cortland Community College and SUNY College of Technology at Delhi and has been nominated three times for the Chancellor's Award for Excellence at both colleges. S  more

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 23 MEETING
NORRISTOWN, Pa., Jan. 23 -- The Montgomery County Commission issued the following meeting minutes: The regular meeting of the County Commissioners was held on Wednesday, January 23, 2008. Members present were Mr. Matthews, Mr. Hoeffel and Mr. Castor. Mr. Matthews presided at the meeting. Reading of the minutes was dispensed with: 08-C. 15 On motion of Mr. Hoeffel, seconded by Mr. Castor, the following resolution was unanimously adopted: WHEREAS, under the provisions of the Horsham  more

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF JUNE 25 REGULAR MEETING
NORRISTOWN, Pa., June 25 -- The Montgomery County Commission issued the following meeting minutes: The regular meeting of the County Commissioners was held on Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Members present were Mr. Matthews, Mr. Hoeffel and Mr. Castor. Mr. Matthews presided at the meeting. Reading of the minutes was dispensed with: 08-C. 231 RESOLUTION OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TO ESTABLISH A BUDGET REVIEW COMMITTEE On motion of Mr. Hoeffel, seconded by Mr. Castor  more

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC TO OFFER SEALANT PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN
BLUE BELL, Pa., Sept. 9 -- Montgomery County Community College issued the following news release: Montgomery County Community College and the North Penn Community Health Foundation will co-sponsor a Children's Dental Sealant Program on Saturday Oct. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The sealant program is a community outreach effort during which free oral examinations and sealant placement will be provided for children ages 6-14. Space is limited, and examinations are by appointment only on a first-come,  more

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE GOES GREEN DURING 15TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY DAY & OPEN HOUSE ON OCT. 4 IN BLUE BELL
BLUE BELL, Pa., Sept. 15 -- Montgomery County Community College issued the following news release: Montgomery County Community College will host its 15th annual Community Day celebration, held at 340 DeKalb Pike in Blue Bell, on Oct. 4 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The College's Community Day offers a full day of free family fun, rain or shine. Children and "kids at heart" will enjoy a variety of activities and attractions, including hay rides, pony rides, inflatable attractions and tons of environment  more

More females in public service
Colombo, Sept. 20 -- The percentage of females in the public sector and the population of Sri Lanka has increased according to a new statistical report. According to last year's estimate 51per cent, out of one billion ninety eight hundred thousand of Sri Lanka's population are females (10,105,000). The percentage of females in the entire public sector too has increased and this is especially evident in the Provincial Public Service. According to the Department of Census and Statistics, 143  more

More than Sun Block Required to Protect Kids While Mowing Lawns
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., June 2 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Protecting children during summer activities conjures up thoughts of bike helmets, knee pads, and sun block. However, during the summer months, mowing the lawn can be as routine for some children as riding a bike and can be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken. In fact, nearly 210,000 people - approximately 16,200 of them children under age 19 - were treated in doctors' off  more

MOSQUITO SAMPLES TEST POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10 -- Allegheny County issued the following press release: In response to mosquito samples testing positive for the West Nile virus, the Allegheny County Health Department will spray certain areas of Bloomfield and Point Breeze with mosquito pesticide on Thursday, September 11, from 6 to 7 a.m. The pesticide, which destroys adult mosquitoes but is otherwise very safe and harmless to people and pets, is released from a truck-mounted, ultra-low volume sprayer at a rate of   more

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER BRACY TO DISCUSS CHANGE, SUCCESS
SPOKANE, Wash., June 23 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Washington State University Spokane will host a free public presentation by Kevin Bracy, an award-winning motivational speaker, author and successful entrepreneur. Bracy will address the issues surrounding change in higher education and life in general in a presentation titled "Change: The One Constant in Life." The lecture will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday (June 26) on the Riverpo  more

Motivational Speaker to Give Talk about Substance Abuse
SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 22 -- New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology issued the following news release: A recovering meth addict and suicide survivor will offer a cautionary tale to Tech students and the Socorro public schools students next week. David Parnell will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at Macey Center about his fight with substance abuse. Parnell will share his story about his battle with the methamphetamine addiction, which nearly cost him his life. Parnell is traveling the c  more

MPHASIS AND CII JOIN HANDS TO IMPLEMENT 'NAMMA HALLI'
Bangalore, Sep 19 (UNI) MphasiS, an EDS Company, today announced its partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Karnataka to implement 'Namma Halli' (Our Village) in the State. Under this Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, MphasiS will work with Srinivasa Services Trust (SST) on the project in Doora Village of the Mysore District, Karnataka, according to a release here. MphasiS has made a three year commitment and will provide financial and voluntary support to SST t  more

MUSKEGON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION ISSUES AGENDA FOR FEB. 26 MEETING
MUSKEGON, Mich., Feb. 26 -- The Muskegon Historic District Commission issued the following meeting agenda: 5:30 P.M. 1. CALL TO ORDER: 2. PRAYER: 3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: 4. ROLL CALL: 5. HONORS AND AWARDS: A. Honorary Ambassador Awards. B. Outstanding Citizenship Awards. 6. INTRODUCTIONS/PRESENTATION: 7. CONSENT AGENDA: A. Approval of Minutes. CITY CLERK B. Fireworks Display Permit for the Shrine Circus. CITY CLERK C. Meter Reading Radio Equipment Purchase  more

Myostatin Inhibitors May Recovery of Wartime Limb Injuries Improve
AUGUSTA, Ga., July 8 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Inhibiting a growth factor that keeps muscles from getting too big may optimize recovery of injured soldiers, researchers say. They are studying two myostatin inhibitors in mice with limb injuries, first to see which works best and then to identify the best delivery mechanism, says Dr. Mark Hamrick, bone biologist in the Medical College of Georgia Schools of Graduate Studies and Medicine. "Fifty to  more

Nanotechnology Standards Panel Holds Strategy Session on U.S. Activities
NEW YORK, March 20 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: With current reports indicating that the market for nanotechnology-enabled products will reach $1.5 trillion by 2015, international nanotechnology standardization activities are progressing rapidly. On March 12, 2008, an ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel (ANSI-NSP) strategy session helped educate U.S. Panel members about existing activities in the international standardization arena, develo  more

NASA SATELLITES PROVIDE ALLERGY RELIEF
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 -- NASA's Earth Observatory division issued the following press release: When you stroll through your front door in the morning, does the yellow haze coating the porch send you leaping back into the house? Can the mere word "pollen" make you start to sniffle, sneeze and reach for the tissue to blow your nose? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you're probably one of millions of people in the United States suffering from hay fever. Pollen can do more, however, th  more

National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2008 Chain Pharmacy Industry Profile Showcases Extraordinary Impact of Pharmacies as a Frontline Healthcare Provider, Significantly Impacting Economy
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 11 -- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores issued the following news release: Today, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced the release of the 2008 Chain Pharmacy Industry Profile, the "go-to" resource for pharmacy industry research and trends. This year's Profile showcases not only the value of pharmacies as a frontline healthcare provider, but as an industry with a significant impact on the nation's economy. The total economic   more

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY BULLETIN, AUGUST 2008
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- The National Council on Disability issued the following newsletter: NCD Releases Roadmap of Critical Policy Changes On August 11, NCD released a report titled The State of 21st Century Financial Incentives for Americans with Disabilities, with recommendations that provide a new frontier for the next generation of Americans with disabilities--allowing them to participate fully in the economy. According to NCD Chairperson John R. Vaughn, "We believe that this ground  more

National Guidelines Released for Earwax Removal
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 29 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) will issue the first comprehensive clinical guidelines to help health care practitioners identify patients with cerumen (commonly referred to as earwax) impaction. The guidelines emphasize evidence-based management of cerumen impaction by clinicians, and inform patients of the purpose of ear wax in hearing he  more

National Institutes of Health Seeks Flow Cytometry System
BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health said it had a requirement for a refurbished flow cytometry system. The synopsis said "the contractor shall provide a single instrument: the instrument shall provide both pieces of data in a single mix and read measurements; provide indication of the percentage of cells undergoing apoptosis; perform cytotoxicity assays; the instrument shall be capable of using Chromium 51 (radioactive mat  more

National Institutes of Health Seeks Gel Imaging Unit
BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health said it had a requirement for gel imaging unit. The synopsis said "the contractor shall provide an item with the following components: 1) Chemical Imaging Unit; 2) Darkroom; 3) TRUE 16bit, 1.4 megapixel cooled camera; 4) 1.4 megapixel/5.5 megapixel using effective pixel technology (EPT); 5) Motorized zoom lens with lens feedback (Total Recall); 6) Seven position filter holder with one   more

National Institutes of Health Seeks Microcomputer Control Sterilizer
BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health said it had a requirement for a microcomputer control sterilizer. The synopsis said "the contractor shall provide following sterilizer items: consist of standard vacuum, gravity, liquid and test cycles, stainless steel chamber with standard primirror interior surface, single door, recessed mount, drain water conservation, validation port, cybertech thernalpriter, left side controls, and  more

National Restaurant Association Reacts to CDC Guidance on Chili Pepper
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- The National Restaurant Association issued the following news release: The National Restaurant Association today released the following statement regarding new guidance from the federal government on the Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak that has now also been linked to consumption of raw jalapeo and serrano peppers: "We continue to work closely with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials to obtain the latest information about the contamination sources for the Salm  more

NATIONAL SERVICE AGENCY ANNOUNCES NEW STEPS TO STRENGTHEN SUPPORT FOR NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- The Corporation for National & Community Service issued the following press release: The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced two major steps to increase its commitment and support for Native American communities in using national service as a solution to tackle social and economic challenges. Corporation COO Liz Seale told more than 1,000 tribal leaders, members, and others gathered at a conference in Billings, Mont., that the agency is bri  more

National Smile Month Emphasizes Oral and Overall Health
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 21 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Brushing teeth, a healthy diet and visiting the dentist regularly make a big impact not only on a smile, but on overall health. "There's an abundance of well-documented research showing that untreated dental disease can have a negative effect on general health," says Dr. Barry Hammond, assistant professor of general dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. For example, uncon  more

NATURAL HEALTH TRENDS REPORTS DISPOSITION BY PRESIDENT SHARNG
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Natural Health Trends Corp. (BHIP), Dallas, has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by President Chris Tahjiun Sharng, Dallas. On Sept. 17 the action involved disposition of 4,460 shares of stock. He now owns 184,498 shares of stock directly. The information at the SEC is available at: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/912061/000120919108052541/xslF345X03/doc4.xml  more

NAVISTAR FINED TOTAL OF $281,500
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 12 -- The California Air Resources Board issued the following press release: In two separate cases, the California Air Resources Board last month fined Illinois-based Navistar, Inc., more than $281,000 for clean-air violations. Navistar violated California's clean vehicle laws by failing to implement required emission controls, and properly label and document installed emission controls. Such deficiencies can lead to excess emissions by failing to detect component  more

NAVISTAR FINED TOTAL OF $281,500, COMPANY FAILED TO PROVIDE PROPER LABELS, DOCUMENTATION
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 12 -- The California Air Resources Board issued the following press release: In two separate cases, the California Air Resources Board last month fined Illinois-based Navistar, Inc., more than $281,000 for clean-air violations. Navistar violated California's clean vehicle laws by failing to implement required emission controls, and properly label and document installed emission controls. Such deficiencies can lead to excess emissions by failing to detect component  more

NAVISTAR LPGA CLASSIC TEAMS WITH ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO PROVIDE SKIN CANCER INTERVENTION
PRATTVILLE, Ala., Aug. 28 -- The city of Prattville issued the following news release: The Alabama Department of Public Health is teaming up with the 2008 Navistar LPGA Classic presented by MaxxForce to give players and spectators alike a chance to make sure their health is up to par. The Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Program of the Alabama Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition, the American Academy of Dermatology and the  more

NAVY ONE STAR NAMED TO BECOME NEXT COMMAND SURGEON
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Joint Forces Command issued the following press release: A one-star admiral currently serving as the U.S. Navy's director of medical resources, plans and policy will serve as the next medical officer for U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM). Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced yesterday Rear Adm. Michael H. Mittelman will replace Rear Adm. Gregory Timberlake as the command's top medical advisor. As command surgeon  more

NCSBN Partners With Group To Help Prevent Unethical Recruitment Of Foreign-Educated Nurses
CHICAGO, Sept. 4 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing issued the following news release: The NCSBN Board of Directors approved the Voluntary Code of Ethical Conduct for the Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses at their July 2008 meeting. This consensus effort was led by AcademyHealth, a non-partisan, scholarly society for health services researchers, policy analysts and practitioners. A Task Force composed of representatives of unions, health care organizations, education  more

NEBRASKA SHOWS WORLD IT IS 'OPEN FOR BUSINESS' DURING NEBRASKA DIPLOMATS 41ST PASSPORT WEEKEND
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 12 -- The Nebraska Department of Economic Development issued the following news release: The Nebraska Diplomats Passport Weekend picked up where the state's first Reverse Trade Mission (September 10-11) left off, treating its guests to the many advantages that make Nebraska a great place to work, play and live. The Diplomats hosted 500 government, industry and economic development leaders from ten countries, four states and throughout Nebraska. Governor Heineman welco  more

NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTERS ADJUST HOURS
EL PASO, Texas, Sept. 3 -- The city of El Paso issued the following press release: The City of El Paso Department of Public Health Neighborhood Centers will change their hours of operations effective Sept. 8, 2008. The change is intended to improve services to the community by providing extended daily and weekend hours of operation. The centers offer immunization services for infants, children and adults. Travel vaccines are only available at the Tigua Health Center. The centers and their   more

NEW BAY DELTA REPORTS PROMPT RESPONSE
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Rep. George Miller, D-Calif. (7th CD), issued the following news release: A spate of reports on the Bay-Delta prompted five Democratic members of Congress to reiterate their calls for prompt and aggressive steps to protect the health of the Bay-Delta ecosystem, restore the state's salmon fisheries, and avoid being sidetracked by the politically divisive peripheral canal proposal advocated in one recent report. Last week, a controversial report released by the Public   more

New Blood Marker May Predict Prostate Cancer Spread
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 27 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Researchers report finding a new blood biomarker that enables close to 98 percent accuracy in predicting the spread of prostate cancer to regional lymph nodes. Their study is published in the March 1 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. When cancer spreads beyond a solid tumor, it often does so at a microscopic level that typicall  more

New Data On Asthma Costs And Utilization
PHILADELPHIA, March 5 -- The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology issued the following news release: Newer, more costly controller therapies for asthma are being dispensed more frequently, but it has been difficult to say whether or not they are cost-effective. Robert S. Zeiger, MD and colleagues compared the medical costs and relative effectiveness of single asthma controller therapy with other asthma drug regimens. The authors analyzed the 2002-2004 records of prescriptions,   more

New Data Show Benefit of Finasteride in Preventing Prostate Cancer
PHILADELPHIA, May 18 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: A comprehensive re-evaluation of the largest prostate cancer prevention study ever completed produced new findings suggesting that men and their doctors should consider a more aggressive approach that includes finasteride to prevent the development of prostate cancer. A pathologic analysis of that same study sheds light on the significance of the cancers found in that study. Additionally  more

NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ISSUES CYANOBACTERIA WARNING FOR PHILLIPS POND, SANDOWN
CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 4 -- The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services issued the following news release: The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) has issued a cyanobacteria warning for those who recreate on Phillips Pond in Sandown, NH. The September 4, 2008 warning will remain in effect until additional samples reveal cyanobacteria levels have diminished. DES advises lake users to avoid contact with the water in areas experiencing cyanobacteria bloom conditions  more

NEW HAMPSHIRE REVENUE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES COMMISSIONER BLATSOS' RETIREMENT
CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 4 -- The New Hampshire Revenue Administration Department issued the following news release: A motivated, united, and directed work force was Commissioner Blatsos' formula for the Department's success. His work philosophy will always be, "first, last, and always, run the business." Under Commissioner Blatsos' leadership and technical skills of the last five years, the DRA team: * Tripled actual dollars received through audit and compliance, from $15 million to over $  more

NEW HEALTH CAREERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS
RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 3 -- The North Carolina Community College System issued the following news release: The NC Community Colleges Foundation announces the creation of scholarships for North Carolina Community College students preparing for careers in the health care industry. For the 2008-2009 academic year, the $1,000 scholarships are available only to full-time students enrolled in Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.) programs in NC Community Colleges. These programs prepare students to be  more

New Horticulture Opportunities are Growing at CLC
GRAYSLAKE, Ill., Sept. 12 -- The College of Lake County issued the following news release: The green industry is growing quickly, and so are the opportunities to study horticulture at the College of Lake County, with new special topic classes planned for spring 2009, new scholarships and two new staff members. A new horticulture career exploration scholarship is being offered by the CLC Foundation to cover tuition and fees for one, three-credit horticulture CLC class. To qualify, applican  more

New Import Safety Report to President Issued by Interagency Working Group
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: According to a report released today by the Interagency Working Group on Import Safety, significant strides have been made in the past year to improve the safety of imported products. Import Safety - Action Plan Update outlines the steps taken by federal government, private sector, and international parties to bolster import safety nationwide and worldwide. The Working Group, established by E  more

NEW JEC ANALYSIS: AMERICAN FAMILIES ARE SPENDING TWICE AS MUCH ON HOUSEHOLD BASICS THAN EIGHT YEARS AGO, BUT INCOMES ARE STAGNANT
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The House-Senate Joint Economic Committee issued the following news release: Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), along with Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, JEC Vice Chair, and Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released a new JEC analysis showing that families are spending twice as much on household expenses than they did in 2000, even though incomes were stagnant. The lawmakers released this new JEC analysis as  more

NEW KENSINGTON WOMAN MCCLAFFERTY ADMITS PARTICIPATING IN HEALTH CARE FRAUD SCHEME
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Pittsburgh Field Office issued the following press release: United States Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan announced today, September 3, 2008, that Linda McClafferty, a resident of Westmoreland County, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of health care fraud. McClafferty, age 59, of New Kensington, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to the charge before United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster. In   more

New Mexico Tech Hosts State's Largest One-Day Golf Event
SOCORRO, N.M., June 23 -- New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology issued the following news release: New Mexico's largest one-day fundraising golf tournament will be Friday, Sept. 19, at the New Mexico Tech Golf Course in Socorro. The 14th Annual President's Club Golf Tournament, hosted by Tech President Dr. Daniel H. Lopez is filling up fast. The event includes 32 groups - 128 players - for a morning flight and again for an afternoon flight. The Socorro university raises more than   more

New Report on Black Population in Alabama Available at Auburn Montgomery's Center for Demographic Research Exhibition
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 15 -- Auburn University at Montgomery issued the following news release: The Center for Demographic Research at Auburn Montgomery will host an exhibition Monday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in front of Goodwyn Hall. All data sheets and brochures produced by the Center will be available while supplies last. The Center's newest publication is a report on the socio-demographic characteristics of the black population in Alabama. This 21-page report titled "The Black P  more

New Research Offers Insight into Oral Cancer, Chronic Pediatric Ear Infections, and Hearing Health
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 1 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: Three new studies published in the June 2008 edition of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery focus on what role gender plays in the prognosis of oral tongue cancer, chronic ear infections in children, and the success rates of hearing aid implants in the elderly. "These studies are prime examples of the wide variety of critical research being undertaken every day by otolaryngologist-head a  more

New Research on Hearing Health Underscores the Importance of Better Hearing Speech Month
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 1 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: Three studies published in the May 2008 edition of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery reveal substantial new findings in several areas of hearing health, including research that indicates that patients with profound hearing loss benefit substantially from having cochlear implants placed in both ears, rather than one, as is the common practice. The studies are being released in conjunctio  more

New Research On The Origins Of Asthma And Allergies Presented At Annual Meeting
PHILADELPHIA, March 15 -- The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology issued the following news release: Viral illnesses that produce wheezing are very common in early childhood, but not all children who wheeze in the first several years of life go on to develop asthma. D.J. Jackson, MD and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin, Madison presented their study at the 2008 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Wheezing with respi  more

New Study Finds Frequent Hand Washing Puts Health Care Workers at Increases Risk for Irritant Contact Dermatitis
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 1 -- The American Academy of Dermatology issued the following news release: For the millions of health care workers in the United States, repeated hand washing may not seem like an occupational hazard at first glance. In fact, good hand hygiene is essential in health care workers to stop the spread of potentially serious infections, such as staphylococcus and clostridium. However, new research examining the risk factors for irritant contact dermatitis -- a common skin condit  more

New Technologies Offer More Accurate Means of Diagnosis and Monitoring Cancer
PHILADELPHIA, April 16 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Irregular molecules in the lining of the mouth, the saliva, the fallopian tube or the bladder can identify early stage cancer, according to research presented today at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 12 - 16. Scientists who hope to apply basic knowledge to medical practice are developing tests that diagnose, predict or monitor cancer risks wi  more

NEW WARDEN APPOINTED TO HEAD SHAKOPEE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 16 -- The Minnesota Department of Corrections issued the following news release: Corrections Commissioner Joan Fabian today announced the selection of Tracy Beltz as warden of the Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF)Shakopee. Beltz, of Mankato, began her state service in 1993 as a security counselor at St. Peter Security Hospital. She joined the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) in 1994 as a mental health program therapist at the MCFShakopee. In 1999, she  more

New Worldatwork Survey: Employee Abuse, Lack Of Advance Notice And Leave Tracking Are Top FMLA Concerns Of U.S. Employers
WASHINGTON, April 10 -- WorldatWork issued the following news release: Human resource practitioners responding to a survey on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) indicate a high level of support for most of the United States Department of Labor's proposed FMLA regulations. A total of 450 U.S.-based HR professionals participated in the survey conducted in February and March 2008 by WorldatWork, an association of human resource professionals from FORTUNE 500 and other leading organization  more

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE RELEASES FINDINGS ABOUT AGE-FRIENDLINESS OF CITY
NEW YORK, Sept. 15 -- The New York City Council issued the following press release: The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) president Jo Ivey Boufford, Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda Gibbs today released a report that takes the viewpoint of older adults themselves to help guide the City's planning process to meet the expected 45 percent increase in New York City's over age 65 population by 2030. The report identifies eight specific areas of foc  more

New York Physician Elected to the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees
CHICAGO, Aug. 5 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Andrew E. Farber, D.O., an osteopathic physician of New York., was recently elected as the intern/resident representative to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees during its House of Delegates meeting in Chicago. "Having already served as the student representative to the board five years ago, it truly is an honor to return to the AOA Board of Trustees," said Dr. Farber. "Worki  more

NEW YORK STATE AGENCIES KICK OFF INNOVATIVE PLANNING, HOUSING INITIATIVE FOR OLDER NEW YORKERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 3 -- The New York State Office of the Aging issued the following news release: The NYS Office for the Aging and Department of State are launching an innovative new project called, "Planning and Zoning Initiative: Housing for Older Persons," that is designed to help communities plan for the housing and community design needs of the State's older population. The project will launch on September 4 by New York State's Office for the Aging Director Michael J. Burgess and Secre  more

New, Non-Invasive Prostate Cancer Test Beats PSA in Detecting Prostate Cancer, Researchers Report
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: An experimental biomarker test developed by researchers at the University of Michigan more accurately detects prostate cancer than any other screening method currently in use, according to a study published in the February 1 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The researchers say a simple urine test that screens for the presence of four di  more

NIH Seeks Studies on Relevant Mouse Models as Tools for Human Research
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 -- The National Institutes of Health has discretionary grant opportunities for recipients interested in entering into a cooperative agreement to integrate mouse models into human cancer research. No award ceiling was specified for this grant. A grant notice from NIH states: "The overall objective of the NCI-MMHCC is integration of mouse models into basic, translational, epidemiological, and clinical cancer research. Goal 1 of the NCI-MMHCC is to support individual resea  more

NM Tech Grieves Over Loss of Student
SOCORRO, N.M., June 9 -- New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology issued the following news release: The New Mexico Tech community is grieving over the loss of a student after the off-campus murder of Garrett Joe on Friday. Note: On-campus mental health counseling services are available for students, staff and faculty that have been affected by this death. Please call Laurie Borden at 835-6619 to schedule an appointment. "The entire campus community is saddened by the loss of one our  more

NMT Chartwells Manager Receives Director of the Year Award
SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 5 -- New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology issued the following news release: Curtis Ortiz, the director of dining services on New Mexico Tech campus received the Director of the Year award from Chartwells. He arrived in the summer of 2007 to manage the campus dining facilities and since then has positively impacted the quality and service. Chartwells operates 400 dining facilities. Chartwells has been serving New Mexico Tech students since 1998. In mid-2006, the   more

Nominations Open for New Scientific Achievement Award
PHILADELPHIA, June 24 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: AACR Seeks Submissions for 2008 Susan G. Komen for the Cure - AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research PHILADELPHIA -The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is currently accepting nominations for the inaugural Susan G. Komen for the Cure-AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research.   more

NORTH CAROLINA AG & TECH STATE UNIVERSITY NAMES BABER DEAN OF ITS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
GREENSBORO, N.C., June 27 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Dr. Ceola Ross Baber has been appointed dean of the School of Education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, effective July 1. Dr. Baber has been a professional educator for over 30 years. She began her career as a high school social studies and English teacher in northern California, after completing an M.A. degree at Stanford University. She subsequently taugh  more

NORTH CAROLINA AG & TECH STATE UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY DEPT. NATION'S NO. 1 PRODUCER OF AFRICAN AMERICAN UNDERGRADUATES
GREENSBORO, N.C., June 20 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: The Department of Psychology at North Carolina A&T State University has emerged as the nation's number one producer of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in psychology - leading all colleges and universities. According to the most recent figures by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, A&T graduated 140 men and women with bachelor's degrees in psychology in 2006-2007, 96 perce  more

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR BATTLE ANNOUNCES TWO NEW SENIOR ADMINISTRATORS
GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 7 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Chancellor Stanley F. Battle announced the appointment of two new senior administrators. They are Valerie L. Green, Chief General Counsel and Linda R. McAbee, Vice Chancellor of Human Resources. "We recruited two very innovative, experienced professionals who will add considerable value to the University," Battle said. "Our Nor  more

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP STUDIES PROGRAM GRADUATES ITS FIRST CANDIDATES
GREENSBORO, N.C., May 9 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: The highly talked about Leadership Studies Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University made history on Saturday, May 10, when seven doctoral candidates walked across the stage to receive their doctoral degrees. The first graduates of the Leadership Studies Program are: Jacqueline L. Greenlee, Tonya R. Hargett, Marjorie Jenkins, Harvey L. Lineberry, Cheryl Nicho  more

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY SENIOR LEADER BREWINGTON TO RETIRE ON JUNE 30TH
GREENSBORO, N.C., June 6 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Chancellor Stanley F. Battle announced the retirement of the institution's second highest official this morning. Dr. Janice G. Brewington, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will retire June 30, 2008. The University will conduct a national search to find a successor. An interim to assume this position will be app  more

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP FROM GREENSBORO MEDICAL SOCIETY FOUNDATION
GREENSBORO, N.C., May 2 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University student Bryan Mitchell received a $5,000 scholarship from the Greensboro Medical Society Foundation. Mitchell, a senior biology major, will enroll in dental school this fall. The Society also recognized Dudley High School senior, Austin Smith, and Smith High School senior, Asia Laree Walker. The Greensboro Medical Society is the  more

NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS GIVES NORTH CAROLINA AG & TECH STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS
GREENSBORO, N.C., July 18 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation recently held its 22nd Annual Education Scholarship weekend in Durham, N.C. and awarded scholarships for all 10 historically black colleges and universities in North Carolina. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University was awarded $5,000 in scholarship money, as a partial payment towards the foundation's $10,000 go  more

NORTH COUNTRY SBDC DIRECTOR LEIBOWITZ TO PRESENT THREE BUSINESS SEMINARS
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., Sept. 10 -- The State University of New York at Plattsburgh issued the following news release: A series of seminars presented by Rick Leibowitz, director of the North Country SBDC, in partnership with the Plattsburgh - North Country Chamber of Commerce, will run through Nov. 19. Leibowitz, who will present at all of the seminars, has experience with SBDCs in Indiana, Alaska, and Arizona. He has also has years of experience as a business owner, starting when he was 17.   more

NORTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ALUMNA WILKINS ASSUMES NEW POSITION WITH NMCC FOUNDATION
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine, Aug. 29 -- Northern Maine Community College issued the following news release: Aimee Wilkins, a 2007 graduate of the accounting information systems program at Northern Maine Community College, has returned to her alma mater to coordinate the activity of the NMCC Foundation. Jason Parent, NMCC director of development and college relations, announced that Wilkins has joined the NMCC family with her recent appointment to the position of Foundation and institutional ad  more

NORTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE NURSING STUDENTS, FACULTY TO HOST 'WELL-ELDER TEA'
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine, Nov. 16 -- Northern Maine Community College issued the following news release: The success of a program that connects first-year nursing students at Northern Maine Community College with seniors living in communities throughout the region will be celebrated at an afternoon tea Thursday, November 29, on the NMCC campus. The Well Elder program has been a part of the nursing curriculum at NMCC for more than 10 years. It pairs members of the first year nursing class wi  more

NORTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE WINTER MINI-TERM PROVIDES UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNITY, COLLEGE STUDENTS RETURNING TO COUNTY FOR HOLIDAY BREAK
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine, Nov. 30 -- Northern Maine Community College issued the following news release: Classrooms at most colleges and universities are quiet around the holiday season as students return home from the break between the traditional fall and spring semesters, but that isn't the case at Northern Maine Community College, where a dozen courses are offered in what is known as the winter mini-term. The concentrated classes, held over an abbreviated three week period beginning Dec  more

NORTHWEST-SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION TO FEATURE JOURNALIST MARSHALL AT PATHFINDER'S DINNER
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., Sept. 11 -- Northwest-Shoals Community College issued the following news release: Northwest-Shoals Community College's (NW-SCC) Foundation will hold the 16th Annual Pathfinder's Dinner, Monday, September 22, 2008 at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa Conference Center. The Pathfinder's Dinner will be preceded with a silent auction at 6:00 p.m. and dinner beginning at 7:00 p.m. The evening will feature keynote speaker, Lee Marshall. Lee is an award-winning journalist who  more

NORTHWESTERN HONORS PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT STUDENT GRADUATES AT PINNING CEREMONY
WINSTED, Conn., Feb. 5 -- Northwestern Connecticut Community College issued the following news release: The 2007 graduating class of the physical therapist assistant (PTA) degree program was honored on January 12, 2008 with a pinning ceremony. The two-year program, which confers an associate degree in science, runs from January to the following December. Its graduates become assistants to physical therapists (PTs), and work in hospitals, school systems, private offices, home health agencie  more

NOV. 19 INFORMATION SESSION PLANNED FOR RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN PURSUING REGISTERED NURSE DEGREE THAT WOULD BE OFFERED IN ST. JOHN VALLEY
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine, Nov. 9 -- Northern Maine Community College issued the following news release: St. John Valley residents interested in pursuing a career as a registered nurse through courses offered locally will have the chance to learn about opportunities available to them at an information session at the St. John Valley Technology Center in Frenchville on Monday, November 19, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Northern Maine Community College and the St. John Valley Adult and Community Educa  more

NRC COMMISSIONER JACZKO SPEAKS AT SECOND ANNUAL RADWASTE SUMMIT
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 3 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following speech: Thank you for the invitation to be here today. I am pleased to be able to participate in a forum where stakeholders can come together and share their views on these complex radioactive waste issues. Transparency is critical, and it is these kinds of forums that foster new thinking. In the area of low-level waste (LLW), new thinking is exactly what's needed. I believe that public involvement   more

NRC EVENT NOTIFICATION REPORT FOR SEPT. 12: AGREEMENT STATE - AMERICIUM 241 LEVELING DEVICE MISSING
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following notification received: General Information or Other Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Licensee: QUAKER OATS Region: 4 City: DALLAS State: TX County: DALLAS License #: Agreement: Y Docket: NRC Notified By: ART TUCKER HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY 10 CFR Section: AGREEMENT STATE AGREEMENT STATE - AMERICIUM 241 LEVELING DEVICE MISSING "On September 9, 2008, the  more

NRC EVENT NOTIFICATION REPORT FOR SEPT. 12: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following notification received: General Information or Other Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Licensee: FUGRO CONSULTANTS INC. Region: 4 City: WACO State: TX County: License #: L03875 Agreement: Y Docket: NRC Notified By: RAY JISHA HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY 10 CFR Section: AGREEMENT STATE AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE The licens  more

NRC EVENT NOTIFICATION REPORT FOR SEPT. 12: SURFACE CONTAMINATION ON RECEIVED PACKAGE EXCEEDING LIMITS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following notification received: Hospital Rep Org: WOMACK ARMY MEDICAL CENTER Licensee: WOMACK ARMY MEDICAL CENTER Region: 1 City: FORT BRAGG State: NC County: License #: 32-04054-04 Agreement: Y Docket: NRC Notified By: CAPT BALDOCK HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY 10 CFR Section: 20.1906(d)(1) - SURFACE CONTAM LEVELS > LIMITS SURFACE CONTAMINATION ON RECEIVED PACKAGE EXCEED  more

NRCC: Pelosi Pays Murphy Back for His Support
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The National Republican Congressional Committee issued the following news release: Chris Murphy's loyalty to his out-of-touch leaders has finally paid off. Nancy Pelosi will be in Connecticut this weekend to raise money for the freshman Congressman who has established himself as an unwavering supporter of the Democrats' failed agenda, racking up at 97.3 percent party unity score - according to the Washington Post. Conveniently, Murphy and Pelosi are available to be i  more

Numerous Groups Join Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctors in Opposing Dangerous Legislation to Inappropriately Expand Audiologists' Scope of Practice
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 8 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), as a way to ensure that seniors receive quality hearing healthcare from medically trained physicians, has received the support of more than 100 national and state medical societies in opposition of H.R. 1665 and S. 2352, known collectively as the Medicare Hearing Health Care Enhancement Act of 2007. A letter listing the  more

Nursing Dean Salutes Students and Faculty
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 9 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: One hundred and sixty-six nursing students received awards and pins at the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing Honors Convocation today. "This auditorium is filled with people who are here to celebrate your achievements, your degree. This is your day. Enjoy it," Dr. Lucy Marion, School of Nursing dean told the students. She noted the school's 61-year tradition of excellence in nursing educatio  more

NURSING SCHOLAR TANNER TO SPEAK ABOUT NURSING EDUCATION REFORM
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 12 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Nationally known scholar and nursing education expert, Christine Tanner, will be the featured speaker at the 2008 Thelma L. Cleveland Visiting Scholar event hosted by the Washington State University College of Nursing 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, on the WSU Vancouver campus. Her discussion will focus on the 20-year reform movement in nursing education and the significant changes in clinical education o  more

Nursing Student Receives Beard Award for Compassionate Care
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 9 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: When Winston Wang cared for a patient awaiting brain surgery, he became more than just a nurse. He became a loyal friend, honorary family member and devoted prayer partner. Mr. Wang received the Medical College of Georgia's 2008 John F. Beard Award for Compassionate Care in recognition of such a selfless approach to patient care. He received the award and earned a bachelor of science in nursing degr  more

OAK RIDGE ASSOCIATED UNIVERSITIES CELEBRATES NEW STREET NAME
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sept. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education issued the following press release: With the help of Oak Ridge city dignitaries, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) officials gathered to celebrate their new street name - ORAU Way - on Tuesday. Previously known as Raccoon Road, ORAU Way will help create a new entrance to ORAU's main campus and the new Center for Science Education, also known as Building MC-100, scheduled to ope  more

OAKLAND PLANNING COMMISSION ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 11 REGULAR MEETING
OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 11 -- The Oakland Rent Adjustment Board issued the following meeting agenda: 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. OPEN FORUM 4. NEW BUSINESS A. Appeal Hearing in T08-0023, Tuakoi v. Dawkins B. Appeal Hearing in T07-0281, Schwinberg v. Goppold C. Appeal hearing in consolidated cases: T07-0171 Jain v Cox T07-0172 Fearman v Cox T07-0183 Drolet v Cox T07-0170 Pierre v Cox T07-0178 Krueger v Cox T07-0173 Aghamir v Cox T07-  more

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION ISSUES DECISION REGARDING SECRETARY OF LABOR VS. WYNNEWOOD REFINING COMPANY
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The Occupational Safety Health Review Commission issued text of the following decision: Secretary of Labor Complainant, v. Wynnewood Refining Company, Respondent OSHRC Docket No. 07-0609 APPEARANCES: Brian L. Hurt, Esquire Michael D. Schoen, Esquire U.S. Department of Labor Dallas, Texas For the Complainant. William L. Davis, Esquire Jackson Lewis Dallas, Texas For the Respondent Before: Covette Rooney Administrative Law Judge DECISION AND  more

OFFICE OF NEIGHBORHOODS TO KICK OFF NEW INITIATIVE AT MAYOR'S NIGHT OUT
NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 29 -- The city of Nashville issued the following press release: A new initiative from the Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods designed to provide a sustained period of response to concerns in specific communities will launch tonight at the Mayor's Night Out meeting in Inglewood. The initiative called Community Matters partners key neighborhood-oriented Metro departments to provide two months of coordinated assistance in a community to alleviate codes and health violation  more

OHIO CALLS ON MILLERCOORS TO DROP ALCOHOL ENERGY DRINK
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- The Ohio Attorney General issued the following news release: Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers today joined 24 other states and called on MillerCoors, LLC to abandon its plan to introduce a new alcohol energy drink - Sparks Red - that contains significantly elevated alcohol content. In a letter to W. Leo Kiely, chief executive officer of MillerCoors, the state Attorneys General said MillerCoor's decision to introduce Sparks Red defies increasing, undeniable   more

OHIO INSURANCE DEPARTMENT TO HOLD MEDICARE CHECK-UP DAYS ACROSS STATE
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- The Ohio Department of Insurance issued the following news release: Helping beneficiaries determine what Medicare coverage suits them best will be a focus of the Ohio Department of Insurance starting in the fall and running through Dec. 31. The Department is conducting a series of Medicare Check-Up Days in each of Ohio's 88 counties. The Check-Up Days complement Medicare's annual open enrollment or "coordinated election" period, which starts Nov. 15 and ends Dec  more

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES MEET, APPROVE UNIVERSITY MATTERS
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 6 -- Ohio State University issued the following news release: The Ohio State University Board of Trustees today (6/6) agreed that tuition for Ohio resident undergraduates will remain frozen at the 2006-2007 annual level of $8,406 for the upcoming 2008-2009 academic year, in accordance with the state of Ohio budget requirements. Tuition will also not increase for undergraduates at the university's regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion and Newark and the Agricultu  more

OKLAHOMA CITY EVACUEES SUPPORT SHELTER UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 1, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Sept. 1 -- The city of Oklahoma City issued the following news release: SITUATION UPDATE 1 Shelter Status: The City of Oklahoma City and community agencies are providing temporary shelter and critical services for individuals evacuated from New Orleans, Louisiana and the surrounding area. To date, more than 1,600 people have arrived on 36 buses. Services Information: Meals: Guests are provided three meals daily. The Salvation Army is providing breakfast throu  more

Old Antibiotic May Find New Life as a Stroke Treatment
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 19 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: An old intravenous antibiotic may have new life as a stroke treatment, researchers say. Minocycline appears to reduce stroke damage in multiple ways - inhibiting white blood cells and enzymes that, at least acutely, can destroy brain tissue and blood vessels, respectively, says Dr. David Hess, chair of the Department of Neurology in the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. The broad-spectrum  more

Olympic Athletes: Trouble Breathing In Beijing?
MILWAUKEE, July 1 -- The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology issued the following news release: When the world's top athletes convene next month for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, some will face a challenge that tests more than their athletic abilities. Heavy pollution in the Chinese capital could pose problems for competitors, especially those with asthma, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). The ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitric oxide and o  more

OMRDD TO HONOR EMPLOYERS AT 'WORKS FOR ME' EVENT ON OCT. 7
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 12 -- The New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities issued the following news release: The New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) will honor select businesses from across New York State, which have demonstrated that hiring individuals with developmental disabilities is great for business, Commissioner Diana Jones Ritter announced today. The business honorees will be feted at the "Works For Me"   more

One more Koshi displaced dies
Kathmandu, Sept. 20 -- A Koshi flood displaced died of diarrhea inside one of the government-run camps in the district on Friday. According to District Public Health Office, the dead man is 50-year old Jaan Mohammad Miya of Shreepur-8. He was taking shelter inside a Madrasa at Janatachowk of Narsingh VDC. Meanwhile, most of the schools in the district resumed their academic activities from Friday after the Koshi displaced camping in these schools were moved to other camps. Academic activities of  more

ONE-WOMAN PRODUCTION DEPICTING REAL LIFE STORIES OF WOMEN BATTLING HIV, AIDS COMES TO WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY ON SEPT. 25
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 16 -- Winston-Salem State University issued the following news release: Sometimes I Cry, a one-woman production conceived, written and performed by Tony award-nominated actress and honored AIDS activist Sheryl Lee Ralph about women battling HIV and AIDS, will be performed on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium. The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by WSSU's Division of Student Affairs and is the culminating act  more

OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW STIVERS SCHOOL FOR ARTS ON FEB. 10
DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 6 -- Dayton Public Schools issued the following news release: Neighborhood residents, students, parents, alums and school and community officials will celebrate the completion of Stivers School for the Arts during a dedication and community open house beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 10), at 1313 East Fifth St. "The dedication of this school, the second new high school in three weeks, is an exciting time in our school construction program," Dayton Public Schools Superint  more

Ophthalmologists Issue New Recommendation in Effort to Prevent Eye Injuries at Home
SAN FRANCISCO, June 30 -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology issued the following news release: What do a bungee cord, a pan of frying bacon and lawn-care chemicals have in common? They are just a few of the common items around the house that can cause eye injuries, which a new study from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academy) and the American Society of Ocular Trauma (ASOT) reports are increasingly occurring at home. The new Eye Injury Snapshot, a clinical survey of eye injuries   more

ORANGE COUNTY TO RECEIVE MAJOR MENTAL HEALTH GRANT
GOSHEN, N.Y., Sept. 16 -- The Orange County Executive issued the following press release: Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana and Commissioner of Mental Health Chris Ashman are pleased to announce that Orange County's application to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) for a Child Mental Health Initiative System of Care Grant was approved. "We are delighted that our County application was received so favorably by the federal government and thi  more

OREGON TO RECEIVE $1.5 MILLION FOR PANDEMIC INFLUENZA PLANNING
SALEM, Ore., Sept. 16 -- The Oregon Department of Human Services issued the following news release: The Oregon Public Health Division (OPHD) announced today that it has been selected to receive $1.5 million in competitive federal pandemic influenza preparedness grants for three demonstration projects that will serve as models for programs nationwide. The funding is a portion of $24 million made available for projects in 62 states and territories through the federal Centers for Disease Cont  more

OSHA FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH ELLWOOD CRANKSHAFT AND MACHINE
HERMITAGE, Pa., Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued the following press release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today joined Ellwood Crankshaft and Machine Inc. (ECM) to announce a partnership designed to foster a safe workplace for employees, and implement a successful safety and health management system. The signing ceremony was held today at the company's facility in Hermitage.   more

OSHA RENEWS ITS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH U.S. ARMY
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued the following press release: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a Strategic Partnership agreement with the U.S. Department of the Army to continue their commitment to improving the safety and health of civilian and contract employees working at Army installations. "I am pleased that the Army has joined this partnership with OSHA to promote and achieve sa  more

OUR NATION'S HEALTHCARE FUTURE - WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE? BY REP. SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 -- Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho (2nd CD), issued the following column: "Americans receive the best healthcare in the world. However, many Idahoans are concerned about the rising cost of medical bills and health insurance, and we need to work to ensure that healthcare remains accessible to everyone. I don't believe that a government-run national healthcare program, like those of Canada or Europe, is the answer to the challenges that the American system faces. Instead, I beli  more

OURAY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ISSUES MINUTES OF AUG. 25 MEETING
OURAY, Colo., Aug. 25 -- The Ouray County Board of Commissioners issued the following meeting minutes: The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on August 25, 2008. Those present for the session were K. Keith Meinert, Chair; Don Batchelder, Vice-Chair; Heidi M. Albritton, Member; Mary Deganhart, County Attorney; Connie Hunt, County Administrator; and Linda Munson-Haley, Clerk of the Board. Note - This meeting was recorded for reference purposes. *Numbered exhibits are mai  more

OVER RS 353 LAKH OKAYED FOR LAKHIMPUR ZP WORKS
NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Sept 20 -- The Lakhimpur district Development and Planning Department sanctioned a fund of Rs 353.61 lakh meant for various developmental works of the Lakhimpur Zilla Parichad at a meeting held recently in North Lakhimpur. The meeting, chaired by ZPC chief Prabin Baruah on September 11, sanctioned Rs58.2467 lakh for Bihpuria LAS, Rs 64.7180 lakh for Nowboicha LAS, Rs 45.3026 lakh for Lakhimpur LAS, Rs 80.8975 for Dhakuwakhona LAS, for areas under Dhemaji LAS within Lakhimpur d  more

OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE LANDSCAPE AND TURFGRASS CREW CLUB HOSTS ANNUAL FALL PLANT SALE, SEPT. 24-25
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- Owens Community College issued the following news release: Area residents seeking to add new life and color to their gardens and yards this fall are encouraged to attend the Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club's annual Fall Plant Sale at Owens Community College, Sept. 24-25. The plant sale will be held from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on both days next to the new greenhouse, which is near the entrance to the Owens Math/Science Center on the Toledo-area Campus. The  more

PAKISTAN'S COMPUTERIZED ELECTORAL ROLLS SYSTEM COMPLETED
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: The United States Government, through the Agency for International Development (USAID), today marked the completion of the installation of Pakistan's Computerized Electoral Rolls System (CERS) with a signing ceremony at the Election Commission of Pakistan. In 2006, the ECP, with the support of the U.S. Government, contracted a consortium of leading local companies to execute a Computerized Electoral Roll S  more

PARALYTIC SHELLFISH POISONING (RED TIDE) ILLNESSES - WASHINGTON COUNTY
AUGUSTA, Maine, July 8 -- The Maine Department of Financial and Profesional Regulation issued the following news release: Over the weekend of July 5th three people from Washington County were hospitalized with symptoms of paralytic shellfish poisoning, also known as red tide poisoning. This occurred several hours after they shared a meal of mussels. Samples of the mussels were highly contaminated with the toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning. All three people were discharged the da  more

PARTYING CAN PACK PAINFUL PUNCH, PARTICULARLY FOR WOMEN
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 20 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: It's not their fault, but a biological fact: liquor acts quicker in women than in men. Ethyl alcohol hits women's systems faster and has stronger effects on them than on men, says a health professor at Texas A&M University. This phenomenon also makes females far more likely to suffer hangovers than their male counterparts. "The question becomes, 'Does the overuse of alcohol at an event really provide  more

Patient Alert: New Study Finds Most Organ Transplant Patients are Unaware of their Increased Risk for Skin Cancer
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 1 -- The American Academy of Dermatology issued the following news release: As the number of organ transplants continues to increase throughout the world, so too are the number of organ transplant recipients developing skin cancer. Due in large part to the immunosuppressive medications required to prevent organ rejection, skin cancer among patients receiving solid organ transplants - such as kidney, heart, liver, or lung, among other organs - also tends to be more aggressive  more

Patricia M. Wald, Former U.S. and International War Crimes Judge to Receive American Bar Association Medal for 2008
CHICAGO, June 12 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Patricia M. Wald, whose legal service has ranged from neighborhood legal aid programs in the United States to representing the U.S. on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, will receive the American Bar Association Medal for 2008. "As people across the world continue to strive toward justice under the rule of law, and discard the yoke of repression, Patricia Wald embodies an extraor  more

PEACE CORPS CELEBRATES DIVERSITY DURING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 -- The Peace Corps issued the following press release: Peace Corps Director Ronald A. Tschetter is pleased to announce the agency's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. From September 15 to October 15, the Peace Corps will celebrate the significant contributions of the Hispanic Americans who have served as Volunteers in the United States Peace Corps. Says Director Tschetter, "The Peace Corps proudly recognizes the culture and traditions of our Hispanic American Volu  more

Pediatric HIV Treatment Increases Asthma Risk
MILWAUKEE, July 31 -- The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology issued the following news release: Medication often recommended to treat HIV in children may increase their risk of developing asthma, according to new research published in July issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI). A study of nearly 2,500 HIV-positive children found that those treated with immune-boosting highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) were three times as likely to develop a  more

Pediatricians Play Critical Role in Overseeing Newborn Screen Process
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Jan. 7 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: In providing a medical home for patients and families, primary care pediatricians should oversee the newborn screening process to ensure prompt, optimal care. Advances in newborn screening technology, combined with improved diagnostic and treatment methods, have resulted in tremendous improvements in the health of lives of children and families. The AAP clinical report "Newborn Screening E  more

PEER ROADSHOW STIRS STUDENTS' INTEREST IN SCIENCE
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 12 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: More than 37,000 middle school students and 1,300 school teachers have benefitted from a unique science education program at Texas A&M University - one that not only has made learning fun, but no doubt has changed lives along the way. The Partnership for Environmental Education and Rural Health, or PEER program, is now in its eighth year and organizers Larry Johnson and W.R. Klemm have formed a touri  more

Pennsylvania Inventors Develop Neuropsychiatric Disorders Treatment Methods
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20 -- Jay W. Pettegrew of Pittsburgh, Samuel Gershon of Fox Chapel, Pa., and Kanagasabai Panchalingam of Monroeville, Pa., have developed a method for treating neuropsychiatric disorders. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) and L-carntine (LCAR) are nutraceuticals with indications in treating a variety of mental health disorders. A metabolomics-guided bioprocess method is presented to enhance ALCAR and LC  more

PENNSYLVANIA'S CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT TAKES EFFECT TOMORROW
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Michael Gerber, D-Montgomery (148th District), issued the following news release: State Rep. Mike Gerber, D-Montgomery, is reminding area businesses and constituents that the state's new Clean Indoor Air Act will go into effect on Thursday, Sept. 11. The statewide law prohibits smoking in most public places and workplaces, including restaurants, most bars and all nightclubs. State and local officials have the authority to enforce the ban  more

PENTAGON EMPLOYEE RECOUNTS EXPERIENCE IN WAKE OF TERRORIST ATTACK
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Army Families Online issued the following news release: The oily black smoke that filled the corridors of the Pentagon "was almost like something that was alive," said a survivor of the terrorist attack there Sept. 11, 2001. "There was a concussion - if you've ever been in an explosion before or the blast of ammunition - there's pressure on your chest and body," said Danny G.I. Pummill, director of operations for the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the A  more

PEOPLE FIRST FORUMS YIELD ACTIONS FROM FOUR STATE AGENCIES
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 29 -- The New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities issued the following news release: Four state agencies serving New Yorkers' health, mental health, disabilities and addiction treatment services today announced the implementation of nearly 50 actions in response to the five People First Forums that focused on improving care across multiple systems. The People First Forums were held in 2007 by the Commissioners of Health, Mental Health,  more

People on the Move
NEW YORK, Aug. 29 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards community. The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), announced that Elizabeth Pika has been named vice president of government affairs  more

Perceived Discrimination Affects Screening Rates
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Minority men and women who perceived discrimination from their health care providers were less likely to be screened for colorectal or breast cancer, according to a report in the August issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "We have yet to achieve bias-free health care. This has serious public health implicatio  more

PERCENTAGE OF UNINSURED IDAHOANS UNCHANGED IN 2006-07
BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 26 -- The Idaho Department of Commerce & Labor issued the following news release: The proportion of Idahoans without health insurance remained essentially unchanged between 2004-2005 and 2006-2007 even though employers reported scaling back their offers of health benefits to their workers. A new Census Bureau report issued Tuesday estimated that 14.6 percent of Idahoans were without health insurance in 2006-2007 compared to an estimated 14.7 percent in 2004-2005. The rep  more

PET CARE-A-VAN COMING TO LOCATION NEAR YOU
EL PASO, Texas, Sept. 3 -- The city of El Paso issued the following press release: The Pet Care-A-Van, a mobile surgical van providing free spay/neuter surgeries for pets of low income El Pasoans, will continue to make its rounds in the community in September. The service is provided by the City of El Paso Department of Public Health's Animal Services Division, which is committed to promoting and protecting the health, safety and welfare of pets in El Paso. By having your dog or cat steril  more

Peterson Named Director Of Nursing Practice And Policy For American Nurses Association
SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 27 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased to announce Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN has been named Director of Nursing Practice and Policy. As Director, Peterson will influence professional practice issues and nursing policy covering a broad range of health care settings, specialties, nursing roles and practice challenges. "Cheryl Peterson has provided invaluable input to ANA on many nursin  more

Pg&E Named To Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8 -- Pacific Gas & Electric issued the following news release: PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North America), which lists companies that lead their industries in managing economic, environmental and social issues. PG&E is one of only 10 U.S. utilities to be selected for the Index. "We are honored to be selected for this competitive and prestigious list," said Peter Darbee, Chairman, CEO and Presiden  more

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Applauds Introduction of Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Act of 2008
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America issued the following news release: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America President and CEO Billy Tauzin issued the following statement on the introduction of the Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Act of 2008 sponsored by Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah): "The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufactures of America (PhRMA) applauds the introduction of the Intellect  more

PHNOM PENH TO HOLD FIRST WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE DAY
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Sept. 2 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: The United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Environmental Cooperation-Asia (ECO-Asia) program and the Municipality of Phnom Penh are holding the city's first Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Day on September 3. Phnom Penh has improved access to water through the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority and is working to address additional wastewater management and public health issues, such  more

PHOENIX VA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM REACHES OUT TO VETERANS TO PREVENT SUICIDES
PHOENIX, Sept. 10 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs' Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center issued the following news release: To augment its ongoing outreach to prevent suicides among veterans, the Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) has some special efforts under way during National Suicide Prevention Week, which runs through Sept. 13. According to a recent Rand Corp. study, about one in five soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan displays symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorde  more

Physician Practices and Information Management
CHICAGO, Aug. 5 -- The American Health Information Management Association issued the following news release: The healthcare industry is evolving and electronic health records and coding for reimbursement are two areas of change where health information management (HIM) professionals bring a multitude of data management expertise to the new era of physician practices, according to an article published in the August issue of the Journal of AHIMA. The article states these changes require spec  more

Physicians Available to Discuss Physiology Behind Olympic Games
CHICAGO, Aug. 12 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: What does it take to build an ideal Olympic athlete? For swimmers, such as multiple gold medalist U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, it takes a lean and trim body in order to glide through the water with little resistance. On the other end of the pool, water polo players need to build strength and muscle to face off their opponents. As the magic of the Olympics continues to unfold in Beijing, osteopathic   more

PICK UP AFTER YOUR POOCH!
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 11 -- The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works issued the following news release: According to a recent survey of County of Los Angeles residents, pet-owners walk their dog without picking-up pet waste left by their pooches more than 100,000 times per month. County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works officials are acknowledging "Take Your Dog to Work Day," June 20, to remind dog-owners of the importance of picking up after their pet-for the health of   more

PITKIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 16 MEETING
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., Sept. 16 -- Pitkin County Commissioners issued the following meeting agenda: 10:00 AM SPECIAL MEETING - EXECUTIVE SESSION 11:30 ADJOURN SPECIAL MEETING 11:30 Road and Water Ballot Question Pro Statements 12 NOONLUNCH BREAK 1:00 PM Special Meeting/BOCC Convenes As Board Of Health Community Health Services Quarterly Update with the Board of Health, Nan Sundeen, Liz Stark Special Meeting/ BOCC Adjourns as Board of Health 2:00 P rep for Meeting with BL  more

PMRP hold AGM today
Colombo, Sept. 20 -- The Annual General Meeting of the Peoples Movement for the Rights of Patients - a multi racial and multi religious movement campaigning for the restoration of a health service where the well-being of the patient is given priority - will be held today at 9 a.m. at the CSR hall (Fatima Church premises) No. 281 Deans Road Maradana During the year 2007/2008 PMRP played a key role through the media, public awareness programmes and other means to expedite the finalization of th  more

Podcasts Highlight Emory Scientists
ATLANTA, Sept. 11 -- Emory University issued the following news release: A new podcast series called "Sound Science: Conversations on Transforming Health and Healing" has been unveiled on the website of Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center. The twice-monthly audio series will highlight individual scientists and their discovery research. The Sound Science Web site will include biographical information, slideshows, lively commentary and related links, as well as archived Sound Sci  more

PORTLAND CELEBRATES NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH IN SEPTEMBER
PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. 5 -- The city of Portland issued the following news release: The Overdose Prevention Project will hold its 4th annual Recovery & Wellness Resource Fair What: This month, the Overdose Prevention Project, a Program of the City of Portland, Health & Human Services Department, Public Health Division, will hold its annual Recovery & Wellness Resource Fair at the Wayside Soup Kitchen for community members accessing Preble Street Resource Center's many services. The Fair of  more

POWER TO MAKE RELATIONSHIP BETTER
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 25 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: Anxious college freshmen can relax. No matter who will be sharing their dorm room, they have the power to make the relationship better, University of Michigan research suggests. The research, published in the September 2008 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, was conducted by psychologists Jennifer Crocker and Amy Canevello at the U-M Institute for Social Research. "Roommate  more

Prachanda aims to hold talks with Bush, Ban Ki-moon
Kathmandu, Sept. 20 -- After his meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Nepal's first Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" is now aiming to hold talks with US President George W. Bush and UN chief Ban Ki-moon. Prachanda, who returned to Kathmandu Thursday after a five-day official visit to India, is leaving for New York Saturday to attend the 63rd UN General Assembly. The prime minister's office said the former revolutionary woul  more

PRECAUTIONS CAN PREVENT PROBLEMS WITH PETS
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 26 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Proper precautions can prevent stress for both you and your pet. The pet industry offers owners a plethora of helpful services such as grooming, boarding, day care and even dog parks that help pets have richer lives and these services are a great resource for pet owners and can make the responsibility of pet ownership less burdensome. But it is the owner's responsibility to make sure that the experie  more

PREPARING TEENS FOR RESPONSIBLE PARENTING
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1 -- The Texas Attorney General issued the following weekly column: Four out of five Texas high school students will become a parent at some point in their lives and some will do so before their 18th birthday. To help young Texans make informed decisions about their future and postpone parenthood until economically stable and in a marital relationship, the Texas Attorney General's Child Support Division developed an innovative educational curriculum, called p.a.p.a. (P  more

PRESIDENT BUSH VISITS GREENSBURG, BROWN V. BOARD HISTORIC SITE, HEALTHCARE LEGISLATION, CAPITOL CHALLENGE, TOWNHALLS
WASHINGTON, May 5 -- Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan. (4th CD), issued the following Capitol Update: President Bush Gave Commencement Address at Greensburg High School On Sunday I joined President George W. Bush, Senators Brownback and Roberts in Greensburg, Kansas, where the President gave the commencement address at Greensburg High School. The day was very fitting, as it was exactly one year ago that a deadly tornado ravaged the entire town. I am pleased the President made a trip back out to   more

PRESIDENT BUSH, SBA ACTING ADMINISTRATOR BARUAH MEET WITH WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS TO PROMOTE HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The Small Business Administration issued the following press release: President George W. Bush and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Acting Administrator Sandy K. Baruah met in Oklahoma City today with women small business owners to discuss the benefits of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), which can be used to obtain affordable healthcare coverage. An HSA is a tax-preferred account owned by an individual and used to pay for current and future medical expenses,   more

President to address UN General Assembly
Colombo, Sept. 20 -- President Mahinda Rajapaksa left the island last afternoon to participate in and address the 63rd UN General Assembly sessions in New York from September 16 to 23. The 63rd sessions of the UN General Assembly got underway on Tuesday at the UN Headquarters in New York. The 63rd sessions would include several special meetings with the General Debate attended by Heads of State and Governments and Ministers, commencing on September 23. A high-level dialogue on the Millenni  more

PRESIDENT, CEO BURKE TESTIFIES ON AGING IN RURAL AMERICA: PRESERVING SENIORS' ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: Chairman Kohl, Ranking Member Smith, and distinguished members of the committee: Thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony on behalf of our hospital and community. I hope my testimony is representative of many smaller hospitals in America and contributes to improving healthcare for all Americans living in rural communities, including our senior populations.   more

PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM, RALLS TO STATE BOARD: 'THE WORK HAS ALREADY BEGUN'
RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 18 -- The North Carolina Community College System issued the following news release: "Community colleges allow people to earn their own dignity." Members of the State Board of Community Colleges heard that statement today from Dr. Scott Ralls, president-elect of the North Carolina Community College System, as he reported to them on his plans for his first 100 days in office. "What I realize is that those first 100 days began with your announcement of my selection," s  more

PREVENTING CHILDHOOD OVERWEIGHT, OBESITY
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va. (9th CD), issued the following column: Recent studies have revealed that childhood obesity rates have doubled in the past thirty years, and today, approximately 25 percent of America's children between the ages of 6 and 19 are considered overweight. Childhood obesity is not solely a cosmetic condition; being overweight puts a tremendous stress on the body's heart, bones and lungs and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke at an early age  more

Professionals From Pricewaterhousecoopers And Benefits Roundtable To Be Honored At Worldatwork Total Rewards Conference In Philadelphia
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 13 -- WorldatWork issued the following news release: WorldatWork has announced the names of five authors who will receive the "2007 WorldatWork Publications Contributor of the Year" awards. Now in its fifth 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: 1. Andrew Katsoudas, Scott Olsen and Pamela Weems of Pricewate  more

PROFESSOR GISLASON RECOMMENDED AS INTERIM CHANCELLOR OF UIC
CHICAGO, Nov. 20 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: Eric A. Gislason, a longtime senior administrator and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will be recommended to serve as interim chancellor of UIC by University of Illinois President B. Joseph White. The recommendation of Gislason, subject to approval by the university's Board of Trustees executive committee later this month, comes with the concurrence of the UIC Senate Ex  more

PROFESSOR LAWRENCE RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH GRANT FOR BIOCHEMICAL RESEARCH
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Sept. 8 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: James Lawrence, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP), received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Academic Research Enhancement Award for his grant proposal, "Identification of Alternative Substrates of Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein-A." The three-year grant is for a total of $183,840 and will be used to purchase reagents and   more

Programs Bridge Basic, Translational Research Skills
AUGUSTA, Ga., June 26 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Dr. Mohammad Elsalanty wants the bones growing in his lab to help patients re-grow jawbones lost to cancer and trauma. To help make that happen, he's learning to be a better clinical researcher in a new master's-level program in clinical and translational science in the Medical College of Georgia School of Graduate Studies. The two-year program, along with a more streamlined one-year certificate p  more

Prostate Cancer: Watchful Wait or Vaccinate
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a prostate cancer vaccine that prevented the development of cancer in 90 percent of young mice genetically predestined to develop the disease. In the February 1 issue of Cancer Research, they suggest the same strategy might work for men with rising levels of PSA (prostate specific antigen), a potential diagnostic indicator   more

PSYCHOLOGIST LACHMAN AWARDED GRANT TO INVESTIGATE MEMORY AND AGING
WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 13 -- Brandeis University issued the following press release: Brandeis psychologist Margie E. Lachman has been awarded a $1.45 million five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging to learn more about factors that can minimize memory declines in middle-aged and older adults. The research will identify modifiable beliefs and behaviors that are tied to better memory and enhanced functioning in everyday life. "Many middle-aged and older adults believe that memory d  more

PSYCHOLOGY ARCHIVE LECTURERS TO DISCUSS EFFECTIVENESS OF DEVELOPMENTAL INTERVENTIONS
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- University of Akron issued the following news release: Lewis Lipsitt and Henry Ricciuti will present Behavior Kills, But Developmental Interventions Work: Psychology as the Premier Health Science," from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 in The University of Akron Student Union, Room 312. This free lecture is part of the Archives of the History of American Psychology colloquium series. For more information, visit www.uakron.edu/ahap.  more

PSYCHOLOGY COLLOQUIUM SPEAKER TO REFLECT ON VIRGINIA TECH SHOOTINGS
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 26 -- University of Akron issued the following news release: Dr. Heather Munro-Prescott will deliver a speech titled Mental Health is Everyone's Business: Historical Reflections on the Virginia Tech Shootings on Nov. 12 in The University of Akron Student Union Room 312, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The session is part of UA's Psychology Colloquium and is sponsored by the university's Archives of the History of American Psychology. It is free and open to the public. For more inf  more

PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTED FOR HEMLOCK ELK FUELS REDUCTION AND FOREST HEALTH PROJECT ON SWAN LAKE DISTRICT
KALISPELL, Mont., Aug. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Flathead National Forest - issued the following news release: The Swan Lake District of the Flathead National Forest is requesting public comment on the Hemlock Elk Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project that is proposed near Condon, Montana, west of Montana Highway 83. The proposed project will reduce the risk of high-severity landscape wildfire risk within the Wildland Urban Interface, restore  more

PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT AS NORTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PREPARES TO UNDERGO RE-ACCREDITATION REVIEW
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine, Dec. 7 -- Northern Maine Community College issued the following news release: As Northern Maine Community College prepares to undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit later this winter, the organization that will review the institution for re-accreditation is inviting the public to submit comments regarding the College. On March 2 through 5, 2008, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC  more

Public service has more females
Colombo, Sept. 20 -- According to the new statistical report the percentage of females in the public sector and population of Sri Lanka has increased than that of males. The percentage of females increased in the entire public sector. A notable increase was seen in the Provincial Public Service recently. 60% of female staff had been statistically recorded in the Provincial Public Service. According to the Department of Census and Statistics, 143,850 (59%) out of 279,024 staff in the Provincia  more

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP HELPS STREAMLINE STATE'S WORK WITH HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICE GRANTEES
JUNEAU, Alaska, Sept. 11 -- The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services issued the following press release: Nonprofit grant recipients play a significant role in helping the Department of Health and Social Services carry out its mission to promote and protect the health and well-being of all Alaskans. In a multiyear effort to return the favor, the department identified and improved a number of internal processes, including a decision this summer to streamline and simplify reporting re  more

Raising the Standards for Home Renovations
NEW YORK, June 12 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: In today's unpredictable housing market, many families are choosing to renovate their current home instead of buying a new one. Several key voluntary consensus standards help homeowners to plan safe, cost-effective renovation projects that will upgrade their living spaces with the latest amenities and decor. One relatively simple yet highly customizable way to renovate a kitchen or bathroom is  more

RAYMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCEPTS LT. GOV. LAWTON'S ENERGY STAR SCHOOL CHALLENGE
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 8 -- The Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton issued the following news release: Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton today announced that the Raymond School District accepted the Lt. Governor's Energy Star School Challenge, a commitment to reduce energy consumption by ten percent. "School districts are true leaders when it comes to energy efficiency," Lawton said. "Tight budgets demand it. I am proud that the leaders of Raymond Schools have accepted the challenge to be better ste  more

RED CROSS PROVIDES RELIEF TO SERVICEMEMBERS WORLDWIDE
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate issued the following press release: By Staff Sgt. LuCelia Ball 96th Air Base Wing Public Affairs A deployment. A house fire. A hurricane. Each of the above events is seemingly unrelated. However, each affects a military family by the disruption of their daily lives. But there is an organization available to help. It's the rare military member that has not been touched by the Red Cross at  more

Regents Treated to Promo Video for 'Man Vs. Coyote'
SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 2 -- New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology issued the following news release: New Mexico Tech's Board of Regents were treated to a promotional trailer for the upcoming television series "Man vs. Coyote" at the board's annual retreat Saturday in Chama. The series, which was taped on the New Mexico Tech campus, will show Tech engineers and students attempting to re-create some of the devices Wile E. Coyote used to try to catch the Roadrunner. Dr. Van Romero, Vice  more

REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR HAMMARLUND TESTIFIES ON AGING IN RURAL AMERICA: PRESERVING SENIORS' ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: Good morning Chairman Kohl, Senator Smith and distinguished members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding the role of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in issues impacting seniors in rural America. I am John Hammarlund, Regional Administrator for the Chicago and Seattle offices of CMS. In this role, my primary focus is  more

Remarks by Senator Joe Biden: The Case for Change
SAINT CLAIR SHORES, Sept. 15 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: Eight years ago, a man ran for President who claimed he was different, not a typical Republican. He called himself a reformer. He admitted that his Party, the Republican Party, had been wrong about things from time to time. He promised to work with Democrats and said he'd been doing that for a long time. That candidate was George W. Bush. Remember that? Remember   more

Remarks of Michelle Obama and Craig Robinson - Democratic National Convention
DENVER, Aug. 25 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: Remarks of Michelle Obama - as prepared for delivery As you might imagine, for Barack, running for President is nothing compared to that first game of basketball with my brother Craig. I can't tell you how much it means to have Craig and my mom here tonight. Like Craig, I can feel my dad looking down on us, just as I've felt his presence in every grace-filled moment of my   more

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama at the AARP Life@50+ National Expo
CHICAGO, Sept. 6 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: Hi, everybody. Thank you, Bill, for that warm introduction, and for your friendship and leadership. I want to acknowledge Evelyn Gooden, the Illinois AARP State President, for her years of devoted service to the people of my home state. And congratulations to all of you in the AARP on fifty years of fighting tirelessly to improve the lives of those over fifty. For generation  more

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama at the VFW National Convention
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 19 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: Thank you, Commander Lisicki, for your leadership. Let me alsoacknowledge the leadership of Virginia Carman, the president of the VFWladies auxiliary, as well as my friend Jim Webb who will be speakinghere later today. Finally, let me thank all of the members of theVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America for inviting mehback to this convention. It is a pr  more

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: A 21st Century Education
DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: Yesterday was a special day around my house. It was back-to-school day for my girls. Sasha started second grade and Malia began 5th. I know Malia was really embarrassed when I walked her to the classroom, but I did it anyway because she's still Daddy's girl. And seeing them back at school was a reminder not only that another year had passed and that they're growing up a li  more

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: Confronting an Economic Crisis
GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 16 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: Over the last few days, we have seen clearly what's at stake in this election. The news from Wall Street has shaken the American people's faith in our economy. The situation with Lehman Brothers and other financial institutions is the latest in a wave of crises that have generated tremendous uncertainty about the future of our financial markets. This is a major threat to  more

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala
CHICAGO, Sept. 10 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: It's an honor to be here with all of you tonight. And I've got to tell you, looking around this room, I'm reminded of the story Congresswoman Roybal-Allard tells about the CHC's first meeting three decades ago. Back then, her father, Congressman Edward Roybal, approached the Speaker of the House, Tip O'Neill, to ask for a room for the meeting. O'Neill responded with his signat  more

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: On Taxes
DOVER, N.H., Sept. 12 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: It's great to be back in Dover. We made our first stop in New Hampshire over 19 months ago, and a lot has changed. There are babies walking and talking today who weren't even born back then. But there's one thing that hasn't changed in those 19 months: the American people know this country is on the wrong track, and you know that we need new leadership in Washington. Th  more

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: The American Promise (Democratic Convention)
DENVER, Aug. 28 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: To Chairman Dean and my great friend Dick Durbin; and to all my fellow citizens of this great nation; With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. Let me express my thanks to the historic slate of candidates who accompanied me on this journey, and especially the one who traveled the farthest - a champion for   more

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: Town Hall on the Economy
TITUSVILLE, Fla., Aug. 2 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: I've often said that this election is a defining moment in our history. On major issues like the war in Iraq or the warming of our planet, the decisions we make in November and over the next few years will shape a generation, if not a century. Nowhere is that more true than when it comes to our economy. You don't have to watch TV or read the newspaper to know what's   more

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: Town Hall on the Economy
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 1 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: I've often said that this election is a defining moment in our history. On major issues like the war in Iraq or the warming of our planet, the decisions we make in November and over the next few years will shape a generation, if not a century. Nowhere is that more true than when it comes to our economy. Just today, we learned that 51,000 jobs were lost last month  more

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: Urban League
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 2 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: I stand here before you today feeling no small amount of gratitude. Because I know that my story, and so many other improbable stories, would not be possible without all that the Urban League has done to put opportunity within reach of every American. It's because of the doors you've opened, because of the battles you've fought and won, because of the sacrifices of people   more

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: Vice President Announcement
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 23 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: Nineteen months ago, on a cold February day right here on the steps of the Old State Capitol, I stood before you to announce my candidacy for President of the United States of America. We started this journey with a simple belief: that the American people were better than their government in Washington - a government that has fallen prey to special interests and po  more

REP. BACHUS ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR BIBB COUNTY WATER PROJECT
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- Rep. Spencer T. Bachus III, R-Ala. (6th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Spencer Bachus (AL-6) announced that Bibb County has been awarded a $200,000 grant to help extend water service to homes in the Eoline community near Brent. The funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will be used as part of a $1.1 million project to extend public water service to 55 homes along nearly nine miles of US Highway 82 west of the city. It will also per  more

REP. CAMP ISSUES STATEMENT ON PHYSICIAN PAYMENT REFORM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The Republicans on the House Ways & Means Committee issued the following news release: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this hearing. I hope this hearing is an honest attempt to develop a long-term solution to the problems with Medicare physician payments. As I have noted before, doctors serving Medicare patients are headed for a severe cliff-a 20% reduction in payment rates. I would like to note at the hearing's outset the importance of the doctor-patient rela  more

REP. DELAURO CALLS FOR FDA TO BE SPLIT - CREATE TWO SEPARATE AGENCIES FOR FOOD SAFETY AND DRUG AND DEVICE SAFETY
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3), chairwoman of the House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following opening statement during a subcommittee oversight hearing on food safety that examined the problems highlighted during the recent salmonella outbreak and analyzed the critical components that are necessary for an effective  more

REP. JOHNSON TESTIFIES BEFORE VA COMMITTEE ON BILL SHE INTRODUCED
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas (30th CD), issued the following news release: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today gave testimony to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on the Veterans' Medical Personnel Recruitment and Retention Act, a bill she introduced in May. The bill, H.R. 6153, will give the VA system tools to better recruit and retain medical and professional staff, thereby improving the care it provides veterans. It is the companion bill to S. 296  more

REP. KINGSTON ANNOUNCES $260,000 GRANT FOR ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) announced today that St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah has been named as the recipient of a healthcare facilities grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "I congratulate Mr. Hinchey and St. Joseph's Hospital for acquiring these funds for their facility," Congressman Kingston said. "Grants like these are crucial to ensuring that our commu  more

REP. KUCINICH: BUSH-ORDERED ATTACKS IN PAKISTAN FURTHER DESTABILIZING WORLD SECURITY
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, D-Ohio (10th CD), issued the following statement: Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who in October 2002 was the first member of Congress who maintained that Bush was lying to take the country into war, issued the following statement regarding President Bush's authorization of U.S. attacks inside of Pakistan: "The President is once again violating international law by invading yet another nation which has not attacked the United States. Onc  more

REP. MATSUI INTRODUCES HEALTH RESEARCH LEGISLATION BILL TO EXPAND RESEARCH INTO BONE MARROW FAILURE DISEASES
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Doris O. Matsui, D-Calif. (5th CD), issued the following news release: Today, Representative Doris O. Matsui (CA-05) introduced the Bone Marrow Failure Disease Research and Treatment Act of 2008. This critical legislation dramatically increases the Federal Government's commitment to finding and developing a cure for acquired bone marrow failure diseases, which affect thousands of families each year and which occur when stem cells inside the bone marrow stop making  more

REP. MCCOLLUM ISSUES STATEMENT ON BUSH ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS ON HEALTH CARE WORKERS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn. (4th CD), made the following statement: The Bush administration yesterday announced plans to implement a controversial regulation designed to allow doctors, nurses and other health-care workers who object to abortion from doing delivering health services if they believe it violates their personal beliefs. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement: "Once again, the Bush administration is putting ideology ahead of   more

REP. MEEK ISSUES STATEMENT ON HONORING OUR VETERANS ON MEMORIAL DAY
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Kendrick B. Meek, D-Fla. (17th CD), issued the following statement: Today, U.S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek released the following statement ahead of Memorial Day, this Monday, May 26, 2008: "This Memorial Day, our country will come together to honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Our commitment to their work overseas begins at their enlistment, and it is a commitment that must be recognized. "No other group of American  more

REP. PASCRELL HOSTS OVER 150 VETERANS AT ANNUAL SERVICE FAIR
CEDAR GROVE, N.J., Sept. 13 -- Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J. (8th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08) was today joined by special guest General Glenn K. Rieth of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and over 150 veterans and various service providers at the Cedar Grove VFW for the Congressman's 10th annual veterans fair. "With the largest deployment of New Jersey National Guard members since World War II shipping out, it is   more

REP. TIAHRT VOTES TO OVERRIDE PRESIDENT'S VETO OF HEALTH CARE BILL
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan. (4th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Todd Tiahrt today voted in opposition to President Bush's veto of H.R. 6331 to ensure seniors have access to quality health care through Medicare. The House voted to override the President's veto on a bipartisan vote of 383-41. Beginning in July, Medicare reimbursement rates to physicians decreased by 10.6 percent. Unless Congress addresses the reimbursement rate decrease, fewer  more

REP. WELLER ISSUES STATEMENT ON CHALLENGES FACING AMERICAN WORKER
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The Republicans on the House Ways & Means Committee issued the following news release: As we will hear today, depending on which expert you ask, you can get different answers on what the key challenges facing American workers are. We will hear concerns about wages, job losses, health coverage, and other issues. Which are all important concerns. But if you read most of the testimony today, you will see something is missing. Most of the testimony barely mentions the   more

REPS. DINGELL, STUPAK RESPOND TO FDA'S RANBAXY ANNOUNCEMENT
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The House Energy & Commerce Committee issued the following news release: Democratic leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce reacted to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) announcement today that it would partially restrict imports manufactured by Ranbaxy, Inc. at two of the company's plants in India. In July, Reps. John D. Dingell (D-MI), Chairman of the Committee, and Bart Stupak (D-MI), Chairman of its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations,   more

Republican Ros-Lehtinen's 85% Support for the Bush Agenda
MIAMI, June 4 -- Annette Taddeo, a Democratic Party candidate running for election in Florida's 18th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Bush-Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen claims she is "no Bush-rubber stamp," but the record shows differently. On issue after issue Ros-Lehtinen sided with George Bush, not the District's working families. Ros-Lehtinen knows that she can not dispute a voting record that shows she sides with George W Bush more than 85% of the time.   more

Research Confirms Genetic Skin Barrier Defect Linked to Eczema
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 3 -- The American Academy of Dermatology issued the following news release: Atopic dermatitis, one of the most common forms of eczema in this family of various inflammatory skin diseases, is a chronic disease marked by red, cracked and itchy skin. It is estimated that atopic dermatitis affects about 10 percent of children around the world and usually begins in the first year of life. Although the disease tends to improve with age, most patients still experience dry, sen  more

RESPONSE TO IKE: FEDERAL AGENCIES SUPPORT SEARCH & RESCUE, SAFETY MISSIONS
WAHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following press release: The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working with its federal, tribal, state and local partners to keep people safe and coordinate rescue missions as Hurricane Ike moves across Texas and Louisiana. Ike remains a powerful storm as it moves inland. Residents should remain under shelter and wait for the storm to p  more

Retail Redevelopment Buoys Investor Demand in Portland's Infill Areas
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 12 -- Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services issued the following news release: The effects of the nationwide credit crunch and housing downturn have gradually trickled into Portland's economy, weighing on retail fundamentals in recent quarters, though healthy long-term projections should support the metro in the long term, according to a third-quarter Retail Research Report by Marcus & Millichap, the nation's largest real estate investment services firm. Ren  more

REVITALIZATION STRATEGY AREA KICK-OFF CELEBRATION
EL PASO, Texas, Sept. 11 -- The city of El Paso issued the following press release: During the later part of 2007, 12 agencies came together with the staff from the Department of Community and Human Development Neighborhood Services Division to develop a mechanism to bring new programs and services to a 64 block area in the Lower Dyer. Through this effort, we formed the Lower Dyer Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Collaborative and will begin providing services and support prog  more

RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCEPTS LT. GOV. LAWTON'S ENERGY STAR SCHOOL CHALLENGE
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 9 -- The Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton issued the following news release: Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton today announced that the Richland School District accepted the Lt. Governor's Energy Star School Challenge, a commitment to reduce energy consumption by ten percent. "School districts are true leaders when it comes to energy efficiency," Lawton said. "Tight budgets demand it. I am proud that the leaders of Richland School District have accepted the challenge to be   more

RIO GOES GREEN PROGRAM CONTINUES INTO THE FALL
RIO GRANDE, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Rio Grande Community College issued the following news release: The University of Rio Grande is starting several environmentally smart initiatives this fall as part of the Rio Goes Green program. New recycling programs, new campus lighting, some innovative programs in the cafeteria, a new way to recycle electronics and computer equipment, and several other changes are being made on campus. In the summer, Rio Grande went to a four-day workweek as part of the   more

RIVERPOINT CAMPUS MASTER PLAN UPDATE GETTING UNDER WAY
SPOKANE, Wash., April 3 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Washington State University is launching an update of the master plan for the Riverpoint Campus, last updated in 2000. An oversight committee including representatives of Eastern Washington University and Sirti as well as WSU has been established to work with the design firms that have been selected. The process begins in April, with plans to complete the process in 120 days. Opportunities for  more

RN Delegates To ANA'S Biennial Meeting Take Action To Work Toward Greater Nurse Retention, Address Public Health Issues
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 1 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: More than 600 elected registered nurse delegates to the American Nurses Association (ANA) passed several proposals designed to improve nurse retention rates while simultaneously advancing the public's health at its House of Delegates meeting held in Washington, D.C. With one half of all new graduate nurses leaving their first professional assignment in less than one year, delegates resolved to  more

ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S AIR CONDITIONING-HEATING PROGRAM WILL TRAIN 30-PLUS STATE AGENCIES
CONCORD, N.C., Sept. 11 -- Rowan-Cabarrus Community College issued the following news release: The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration (AHR) Program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will provide training to North Carolina state agencies to help lower-income citizens save energy and reduce their energy expenses. The N.C. Division of Health and Human Services' Office of Economic Opportunity has asked the AHR Program at RCCC to train more than 30 state agencies to provide services   more

Rs 236b budget bold but sketchy
Kathmandu, Sept. 20 -- The first fiscal-year budget of the Democratic Republic of Nepal unveiled on Friday by the Maoists-led government was extraordinarily ambitious both in mobilisation of resources and in expenditures. The budget for fiscal year 2008/09, which vows to start building a solid platform for putting the economy onto a double-digit growth track in two years, proposes to spend Rs 236 billion - almost Rs 647 million per day. However, experts say that the budget, which plans to rai  more

Rs 236b budget bold but sketchy
Kathmandu, Sept. 20 -- The first fiscal-year budget of the Democratic Republic of Nepal unveiled today by the Maoists-led government was extraordinarily ambitious both in mobilization of resources and in expenditures. The budget for fiscal year 2008/09, which vows to start building a solid platform for putting the economy onto a double-digit growth track in two years, proposes to spend Rs 236 billion - almost Rs 647 million per day. However, experts say that the budget, which plans to raise e  more

Rule of Law Index, Opportunity Fund Introduced During World Justice Forum Kick-Off
VIENNA, July 3 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The World Justice Forum is about "actions, not discussions; programs, not declarations," said William H. Neukom during a news conference that kicked off the Forum earlier today. The event, which will run through Saturday, is sponsored by the World Justice Project; Neukom is the Project's founder. The Project and the Forum are focused on advancing the rule of law through multinational, multidisciplinary coll  more

Russia Speaker Event Canceled
RUSTON, La., April 21 -- Louisiana Tech University issued the following news release: The next distinguished speaker in Louisiana Tech's Shaping the 21st Century: Focus on Russia series, Dr. Mohamed El-Hodiri, has had to cancel his lecture. El-Hodiri was scheduled to discuss "Russia's 15th Failed Perestroika: How the Russian Economy Got Nowhere, Where it is Now and Who Took it There" at 10:15 a.m. Friday, April 25, in Howard Auditorium, Center for the Performing Arts. The next Focus on   more

Safeway CEO Steve Burd To Give Keynote Speech At United Fresh
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 -- The United Fresh Produce Association issued the following news release: Safeway Chairman, President and CEO Steven A. Burd will give the keynote address at the United Fresh Las Vegas 2008 convention, Monday morning, May 5. Over the past several years, Mr. Burd has become a leader of the American business community in driving solutions to the health care crisis facing both individuals and businesses caught in a spiraling escalation of costs with little impact on impro  more

SALEM COUNTY PREPARES FOR HEAVY RAIN AND WINDS FROM HANNA
SALEM, N.J., Sept. 5 -- Salem County issued the following news release: Freeholder Deputy Director David Lindenmuth, Chair of the County Public Safety Committee, and Freeholder Bruce Bobbitt, Chair of the County Public Works Committee, today announced that the County is prepared for the effects of Tropical Storm Hanna that is expected to impact New Jersey on Saturday. "The Salem County Emergency Operations Centers will be opened at 8:00 AM on Saturday morning and will be maintaining close con  more

SALMON CAREER EXPO BROUGHT STUDENTS, BUSINESSES TOGETHER
BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 15 -- The Idaho Department of Commerce & Labor issued the following news release: More than 100 high school students from Salmon and other rural eastern Idaho communities met with dozens of employers about what they do and how they do it during Saturday's Career Expo at Salmon High School. Law enforcement, health care, manufacturing, construction, natural resource management and a broad range of other businesses participated in the event sponsored by Rural Idaho Outreac  more

SANTA CRUZ CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 9 MEETING
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 9 -- The Santa Cruz City Council issued the following meeting agenda: 1:30 p.m. Closed Litigation Session, Courtyard Conference Room 3:00 p.m. Consent, General Business and Public Hearings, Council Chambers 7:00 p.m. General Business, Public Hearings and Matters of Public Interest, Council Chambers Council will receive e-mail regarding items on the agenda during the meeting at viewpoint@ci.santa-cruz.ca.us. E-mail may be sent to the Council at all other time  more

Satellite Communications Standards Aid Public Health Research
NEW YORK, Jan. 25 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: For the past fifty years, satellite technology has facilitated advancements in meteorology, communications, navigation, and military applications. Cutting edge research indicates that satellites may now also help in protecting public health through remote sensing, the science of capturing information about the Earth from sensors on satellites. Satellite images and data about land, water, air qual  more

School of Allied Health Sciences Honors Graduates
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 9 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Family, friends and faculty packed Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta to celebrate Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences honor graduates Friday. "You are prepared today to begin your careers as health care professionals," said Dr. Shelley C. Mishoe, dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences. She told the graduates to embark on their careers with caring and daring.   more

SCHOOL OF NURSING FACULTY BECOMES TEACHER OF THE YEAR
GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 21 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Mary Wall, clinical instructor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's School of Nursing, was selected as North Carolina Nurses' Association (NCNA) Educator of the Year. In other School of Nursing news: N.C. A&T School of Nursing Assistant Professor Wanda Williamson is the President of District 8, North Carolina Nurses Association. Two School of Nursing fac  more

School Post
Kathmandu, Sept. 20 -- Samrat Upadhyay has written numerous short stories, and here I write about my favorite one, The Cooking Poet, included in "Arresting God in Kathmandu". The story hurls us in the world of a man who witnesses himself outgrowing in another man. Acharya, the protagonist, is a man of stature, a proponent of freedom who stood against Nepal's oligarchy and eventually established himself as an iconic poet after the 1990 revolution. Growing old, he mentors promising young writer  more

School-based Program Helps Prevent Obesity
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., April 7 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: As children spend half their waking hours in school, the school setting can be an ideal forum to educate students about healthy food choices. A study in the journal Pediatrics found a nutrition program that originates in the community can be effective in preventing overweight. The study, "A Policy-Based School Intervention to Prevent Overweight and Obesity," followed 1,349 students in gra  more

Schumann Named Chief Programs Officer For American Nurses Association
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 28 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased to announce Mary Jean Schumann, MSN, MBA, RN, CPNP has been named Chief Programs Officer (CPO.) As CPO, Schumann is responsible for directing all of ANA's rich programmatic and content areas including nursing practice and policy, government relations, ethics and human rights, occupational and environmental health and the association's continuing ed  more

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY PRISON BOARD ISSUES AGENDA FOR JUNE 18 MEETING
POTTSVILLE, Pa., July 16 -- The Schuylkill County Prison Board issued the following meeting minutes: A MEETING OF THE SCHUYLKILL COUNTY PRISON BOARD WAS HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2008 AT 11:00 AM IN THE PRISON CLASSROOM. PRESENT: CHAIRMAN, JUDGE WILLIAM BALDWIN; COMMISSIONER FRANCIS V. MCANDREW; COMMISSIONER FRANK J. STAUDENMEIER; ACTING SHERIFF, HAROLD ROWAN; CONTROLLER, MELINDA KANTNER; WARDEN, GENE BERDANIER; CHIEF DETECTIVE (DA'S OFFICE), TONY CARROLL; COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, DARLENE D  more

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CONTRIBUTES TO NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
ROLLA, Mo., June 10 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Although former Vice President Al Gore got most of the credit in the media for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, the award was shared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). A team of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology were integral to the IPCC's work and this spring the group received official recognition from the Nobel Committee. The award was  more

SECOND CASE OF WEST NILE VIRUS CONFIRMED FOR 2008
BATON ROUGE, La., June 2 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: The Department of Health and Hospitals has announced the second West Nile virus case of 2008. The case was confirmed in a Jefferson Parish resident. This case is very similar to the first confirmed case of 2008: both were found during routine screenings for blood donors and both individuals were asymptomatic, which means that they did not show any signs of illness. While the  more

SECRETARY DRAGO NAMES MAUREEN OLSON AS DEPUTY SECRETARY OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 15 -- The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation issued the following news release: Charles W. Drago, Secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), announced today the appointment of Maureen Olson as Deputy Secretary of Professional Regulation. "I am pleased to announce the appointment Maureen as a key member of the DBPR management team," said Secretary Charles W. Drago. "Maureen has significant experience implementi  more

Secular budget triggers unholy row in Nepal
Kathmandu, Sept. 20 -- Riot police were called to restore order as violence, arson and looting erupted Saturday at the heart of the capital as its Newar community went on the rampage, protesting the secular budget unveiled Friday that slashed allocations for religious festivals. Kathmandu's famous Basantapur Durbar Square, a Unesco-declared world cultural heritage site that boasts of the old palace of the deposed Shah kings and the palace of the Kumari, Nepal's living goddess, turned into a b  more

SEMINARS TO INFORM LOCAL LEADERS ABOUT NEW STRATEGIC PLANNING GRANT
BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 9 -- The Idaho Department of Commerce & Labor issued the following news release: Seminars are scheduled for later this month in each of the five Panhandle counties to inform local leaders on the purpose of a new $250,000 work force development planning grant and how they can get involved. Vicki Isakson, who is the Idaho Department of Labor project manager for the Regional Innovation Grant, will discuss the purpose of the grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and how t  more

SEN. BAUCUS COMMENTS ON CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENT ON FINAL MEDICARE MARKETING OF REGULATIONS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following news release: To: Reporters and Editors From: Carol Guthrie for Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Re: CMS announcement of final regulations on Medicare plan marketing and Special Needs Plans Finance Chairman Baucus commented today on the announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of final rules that implement Baucus's own marketing safeguards for seniors in the Medicare program.   more

SEN. BAUCUS EXAMINES FRAMEWORK AMERICANS USE TO DECIDE ON, PURCHASE, RECEIVE HEALTH CARE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following news release: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) today asked experts in the health care community how to reform the framework through which Americans decide on, purchase, and receive health care. Changes to Medicare - one of America's largest systems for delivering care to patients - are likely to drive reform throughout America's health care system. Baucus examined reforms that would reduce unnecess  more

SEN. BAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON ALIGNING INCENTIVES: THE CASE FOR DELIVERY SYSTEM REFORM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following statement: John Donne wrote: No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main. But the way that America pays for health care is driving healthcare providers to become islands unto themselves. Fee-for-service payments encourage more patient encounters. And those are driving doctors and hospitals to become so many separate islands, in a far-flung archipelago of care. Pa  more

SEN. CLINTON ADDRESSES LATINA SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., gave the following speech: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today addressed the Latina Summit, a gathering of leaders and activists from across the Hispanic community organized by Senate Democrats in Washington. Senator Clinton stressed the need to work together to make progress on a range of issues important to Latina women, including health care, housing, immigration, and economic empowerment. "I am proud to join so many amazing   more

SEN. DOMENICI SAYS 80S CENSUS DATA TOO OLD TO USE FOR LIHEAP AID DISTRIBUTION
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The office of Sen. Pete V. Domenici, R-N.M., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today said New Mexico could receive a larger share of funding to help needy families and seniors pay their energy bills if Congress agrees to use updated census figures in distributing the aid. Domenici today signed a letter to leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee asking that they agree to amend the statutory funding formula for the Low Income Home En  more

SEN. EDWARDS, FORMER DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF ROVE HIGHLIGHT UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO'S DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES
BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 5 -- The University at Buffalo issued the following press release: A much-anticipated debate Sept. 26 between John Edwards, former Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. senator, and Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush, will kick off a high-powered lineup of speakers for the University at Buffalo Distinguished Speaker Series. The 2008-09 series, now in its 22nd season, also will feature lectures by novelist Khaled H  more

SEN. ENZI ISSUES STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF ADA AMENDMENTS ACT
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Ranking Minority Member Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following statement: U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-WY, Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP Committee), issued the following statement on Senate passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008: "Passing this ADA bill is critical to restore the intent of the original Americans with Disabilit  more

SEN. ENZI NAMES CLAPTON HEALTH POLICY DIRECTOR
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Ranking Minority Member Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP Committee), today named Chuck Clapton as Health Policy Director for the Committee's minority health policy office. "Chuck Clapton brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of health care issues, and he will be a val  more

SEN. GRASSLEY ASKS FDA LEADER TO DESCRIBE HOW AGENCY PICKED STUDIES USED TO ASSESS BPA SAFETY
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Senate Finance Committee Ranking Minority Member Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, issued the following news release: Senator Chuck Grassley is asking the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration to describe how the agency selected the studies it is using to assess the safety of the chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA. An FDA panel is scheduled to meet today to consider the FDA's findings to date regarding this component of plastic containers for food and beverages. Ear  more

SEN. HARKIN APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL, BEMOANS LACK OF SUPPORT FOR SERVICE MEMBERS' MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS AND BACK PAY FOR NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- The office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) released the following statement today after the Department of Defense Reauthorization Bill passed the Senate with a vote of 88 to 8. "This is a good bill that will protect and provide for those who protect us everyday. Among other things, this legislation provides a 3.9 percent across the board pay raise for our troops and $26 billion for health care for military fam  more

SEN. HATCH INTRODUCES NATIONAL SERVICE BILL AT SERVICE NATION SUMMIT
NEW YORK, Sept. 12 -- The office of Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, issued the following news release: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) spoke today at the Service Nation Summit to introduce the Serve America Act of 2008. The landmark bill, sponsored by Hatch and Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), calls for attracting 175,000 volunteers across the U.S. to address pressing national problems such as poverty, unemployment and high-school dropout rates. Sen. Hatch's remarks at the Service Nation Summit fo  more

SEN. KOHL ISSUES STATEMENT ON AGING IN RURAL AMERICA: PRESERVING SENIORS' ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: Good morning. I want to thank Senator Smith for holding today's hearing. Rural health care is the lifeblood of small towns in Wisconsin and across America. Not only does the availability of rural health care create job opportunities and drive economic development, but it is critical to the wellbeing of a community and its residents. One of our witnesses today will b  more

SEN. KOHL ISSUES STATEMENT ON PERSON-CENTERED CARE: REFORMING SERVICES, BRINGING OLDER CITIZENS BACK TO HEART OF SOCIETY
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: Good morning. I'm pleased today to turn the gavel over to my colleague, Senator Casey. While serving as Pennsylvania's Auditor General for eight years, Senator Casey worked to improve the nursing homes in his state, making them safer and exposing holes in state oversight. We're so grateful to have him on the Aging Committee, and pleased that he is holding today's hearing.  more

SEN. MURRAY PARTICIPATES IN DEMOCRATIC LATINA SUMMIT
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The office of Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., issued the following news release: This week, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) joined Latina leaders from across the country for the first-ever Senate Democratic Latina Summit on issues of interest to the Hispanic community. Murray headlined a panel discussion with Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX), and Oregon school superintendent Susan Castillo about education and ways to ensure all children can succeed. Murray, a former t  more

SEN. OBAMA ISSUES STATEMENT ON VA SECRETARY'S VISIT TO MARION, IL VA MEDICAL CENTER
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The office of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the following statement: U.S. Senator Barack Obama today released the following statement after Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary James Peake visited the Marion VA Medical Center in Marion, Illinois earlier today: "After last year's unacceptable tragedies at the Marion VA, it's long past time that Secretary Peake and senior agency personnel visited the facility, reviewed its standards, and met with victims' fami  more

SEN. SMITH ISSUES STATEMENT ON AGING IN RURAL AMERICA: PRESERVING SENIORS' ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: Good morning and thank you all for being here today. I particularly want to thank Margaret Davidson, Scott Ekblad and Dennis Burke for flying across the country from Oregon to be with us today. Each of them has invaluable knowledge to share with us about caring for some of the 60 million Americans living in rural areas of the country. As each of our witnesses can attes  more

SEN. SMITH ISSUES STATEMENT ON PERSON-CENTERED CARE: REFORMING SERVICES, BRINGING OLDER CITIZENS BACK TO HEART OF SOCIETY
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: Good morning and thank you all for being here today. I want to thank Senator Casey for bringing this important issue to the attention of the Committee. As debate continues on health care reform, we often find ourselves embroiled in discussions of cost control and payment reform, and too often forget the people our reforms are intended to serve. The recent debate over this  more

SENATORS CALL ON PRESIDENT BUSH TO REFRAIN FROM CONTROVERSIAL APPOINTMENT OF VICE PRESIDEN CHENEY AIDE TO ENERGY POST
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 -- The office of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), both members of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today strongly urged President Bush to refrain from appointing an aide to Vice President Dick Cheney to a top Department of Energy post. Cheney aide F. Chase Hutto III has a documented history of favoring oil companies and backing big corporations against measures to pr  more

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE WHITE TESTIFIES ON PERSON-CENTERED CARE: REFORMING SERVICES, BRINGING OLDER CITIZENS BACK TO HEART OF SOCIETY BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the text or the following hearing or hearing schedule: Good morning Senator Casey, Ranking Member Smith, and members of the Committee; I very much appreciate the opportunity to participate in this hearing on person-centered care. I have been participating in efforts to create more person-centered long-term care practices since 2001. For most of that time I worked for the Oregon Health & Science University's Hartford Center of  more

SENS. BAUCUS, GRASSLEY, SENATE LEADERS AGREE TO MOVE CLEAN ENERGY INCENTIVES, EXTEND EXPIRING TAX CUTS, OFFER DISASTER TAX RELIEF, PROTECT MILLIONS FROM ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- 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 announced an agreement with the Senate's Democratic and Republican leadership to move legislation accomplishing the Finance panel's remaining major objectives for the year: passage of clean energy tax incentives, the protection of millions of Americans from the alternative minimum tax (AMT), and extensio  more

SEPT. 16 BOARD AGENDA
PALOS HILLS, Ill., Sept. 12 -- Moraine Valley Community College issued the following news release: MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 9000 West College Parkway Palos Hills, IL 60465 Governing Board of Moraine Valley Community College, Community College District No. 524, Regular Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2008, Board Room D219, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465. AGENDA I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL III. MINUTES IV. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION   more

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL FOOD SAFETY EDUCATION MONTH
GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 10 -- Jefferson County issued the following news release: There is nothing quite like going out for a bite to eat, or gathering friends and family for a special home-cooked meal or an outdoor barbecue, and ending up sick really sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that every year about 76 million people in the United States become ill from harmful bacteria in food; of these, about 5,000 die. September is National Food Safety Education month and a   more

SERGEANT'S PERSONAL WAR EARNS NOMINATION
EGLIN AFB, Fla., Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate issued the following press release: By Staff Sgt. Vernon Floro 96th Communications Squadron Among the list of accomplishments for one NCO are conquering her children's "terrible twos" and continuing to raise them through their current teen years; completing three active-duty tours in hostile-fire areas; providing daily care to her elderly mother who lives with her family in temporary lodging and mentor  more

SHARPS PROGRAM OFFERED IN CITY OF PALMDALE
PALMDALE, Calif., Sept. 12 -- The city of Palmdale issued the following news release: The City of Palmdale has partnered with the County of Los Angeles to implement a home-generated sharps waste management program. Home-generated sharps waste means hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices that are used to penetrate the skin for the delivery of medications derived from a household including a multifamily residence or household. Since Sept. 1, 2008, Ca  more

SHORT NAMED DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH AND TRAINING
SPOKANE, Wash., July 16 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Long-time WSU employee Robert Short has been named the new director of the Eastern Branch of the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research & Training (WIMHRT) at WSU Spokane. His appointment took effect June 1. Short succeeds John Roll, who recently accepted the position of associate dean for research at the WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing. "I plan to continue following the dir  more

SHORT-TERM CLASSES AVAILABLE AT PHOENIX COLLEGE
PHOENIX, Sept. 12 -- Maricopa Community Colleges issued the following news release: Although the fall semester started in late August, Phoenix College offers classes that begin in September, October, and even in November. Many late-start, short-term class offerings can be completed in less than a traditional 16-week semester. Phoenix College offers over 150 late-start, short-term classes to conveniently fit everyone's schedule. "These classes give students more choices so they can desig  more

SITUATION UPDATE NO. 12 OUTBREAK OF SEVERE DIARRHEAL ILLNESS IN NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA
OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 9 -- The Oklahoma Department of Health issued the following news release: The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) said today that analysis of environmental samples taken from the Country Cottage restaurant in Locust Grove, OK, indicated no disease-causing pathogens were found on the restaurant's surfaces. The restaurant has been the focus of an ongoing investigation into the source of an E. coli 0111 outbreak in northeastern Oklahoma. "We found no firm evidence   more

SITUATION UPDATE NO. 9 OUTBREAK OF SEVERE DIARRHEAL ILLNESS IN NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA
OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 4 -- The Oklahoma Department of Health issued the following news release: While the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) continues its investigation into the source of an E. coli 0111 outbreak in northeastern Oklahoma, health officials stress that persons should not be fearful of eating, visiting and otherwise doing business or participating in recreational activities in the community of Locust Grove, site of the Country Cottage restaurant, the focus of the investig  more

SIX E. COLI CASES NOW CONFIRMED; ALL PATIENTS RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL
EAST LANSING, Mich., Sept. 19 -- Michigan State University issued the following press release: There are now six confirmed cases of E. coli among MSU students, all thought to be part of the initial isolated cluster of students with symptoms. However, all seven of the patients that had been originally hospitalized with the E. coli diarrheal illness have been released from Lansing's Sparrow Hospital. E. coli 0157:H7 is a bacterium that is a common source of food- and water-borne illnesses.   more

SIX KILLED IN ROAD MISHAP
Bilaspur, Sep 20 (UNI) Six people were today killed on the spot and 19 injured, 12 of them seriously, when their bus collided with a trailer-truck at Bilaspur-Korba road in this district, police said today. The bus was heading from Bilaspur to Korba when the incident occurred near Bagdevah nullah, 40 km from here. Police, administrative and health officials reached to the spot. The injured were being provided primary treatment. The Inspector General of Police and the Superintendent of  more

Small Protein may Have Big Role In Making More Bone and Less Fat
AUGUSTA, Ga., July 1 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: A small protein may have a big role in helping you make more bone and less fat, researchers say. "The pathways are parallel, and the idea is if you can somehow disrupt the fat production pathway, you will get more bone," says Dr. Xingming Shi, bone biologist at the Medical College of Georgia Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics. He's found the short-acting protein GILZ appears to make this   more

SMSC Helps Duwamish Tribe Equip Traditional Longhouse With $60,000 Grant
PRIOR LAKE, Minn., Sept. 11 -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: Food brings people together, and meals reinforce community, especially for Indian people. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced today a matching donation of $60,000 to the Duwamish Tribe of Seattle, Washington, to equip the kitchen in their new tribal longhouse. The $2 million building was nearly complete but for the ki  more

Social Workers Respond To Gov. Sarah Palin's Attack On Community Organizers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The National Association of Social Workers issued the following news release: The National Association of Social Workers was outraged to hear Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, one of the nation's vice-presidential candidates, malign in a live international broadcast the work of community organizers. The social work profession takes great pride in its community organizing roots and lauds the contributions of its members, and other professionals, who commit their careers to  more

SOME LIGHTNING FIRES TO BE MANAGED 'NATURALLY' TO PROMOTE AREA ECOLOGY WITHIN MALLARD-LARKINS PIONEER AREA
ST.MARIES, Idaho, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service's Idaho Panhandle National Forests unit issued the following press release: Four lightning-caused wildland fires on the St. Joe Ranger District, triggered by a storm on Friday, August 8, 2008, will be actively managed to promote and enhance wildlife values within the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, according to Chuck Mark, District Ranger. Three of the "wildland use" fires are burning west of Larkins Peak;  more

SOMERSET COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF FEB. 5 MEETING
SOMERSET, Pa., Feb. 5 -- The Somerset County Commission issued the following meeting minutes: TUESDAY: A Regular Meeting of the Somerset County Board of Commissioners was held at 10:40 a.m. in the Commissioners' Board Room. PRESENT: Pamela A. Tokar-Ickes, John P. Vatavuk, and James C. Marker, Commissioners; Kerri Burtner, Comprehensive Plan Coordinator; Ron Aldom, Somerset County Chamber of Commerce; Brad Zearfoss, Planning Commission; Ron Ream, WJAC-TV; Kirk Swauger, Tribune-Democrat; Jud  more

SOMERSET COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF MARCH 4 MEETING
SOMERSET, Pa., March 4 -- The Somerset County Commission issued the following meeting minutes: TUESDAY: A Regular Meeting of the Somerset County Board of Commissioners was held at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners' Board Room. PRESENT: John P. Vatavuk and James C. Marker, Commissioners; Steve Spochart, Redevelopment Authority; Kirk Swauger, Tribune-Democrat; Judy Ellich, Daily American; Greg Simmons, Dept. of Defense; Kerri Burtner, Comprehensive Plan Coordinator; Randy Welker, Fiscal Analys  more

SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH SECURITY OFFICER ARRESTED
SPARTANBURG, S.C., May 14 -- The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division issued the following press release: A South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) Security Officer was arrested by SLED agents on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at approximately 9:30 a.m. He was charged with one count of Simple Assault and Battery. The SCDMH Security Officer is identified as Corey Darnell Scott, 32, of 100 Lorick Circle, Apt. 9-6, Columbia, South Carolina. He was booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detentio  more

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL SELECTED FOR SMITHSONIAN
HURON, S.D., Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service South Dakota office issued the following news release: The State Soil of South Dakota, Houdek (pronounced hoo-deck), is featured in a new exhibition called "Dig it! The Secrets of Soil" at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. The new 5,000-square-foot exhibition reveals the complex world of soil and how it supports nearly every form of life on earth. "There are more l  more

SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTING FORENSIC INVESTIGATION, MASS DISASTERS CLASS
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 16 -- Southeast Community College issued the following news release: Southeast Community College's Continuing Education Division and the Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences, Inc., are co-sponsoring a course in October that will cover forensic aspects of mass disasters, including acts of terrorism and natural disasters. "Forensic Investigation & Management of Mass Disasters" will take place from 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays from Oct. 7 through Dec. 9 in SCC's Continuing Educa  more

SPEAKER, MUSICIAN PERFORMS 'EDUTAINMENT' AT A&T
GREENSBORO, N.C., March 28 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: World renowned speaker and musician, Dr. Gaynell Colburn, will perform at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Student Union, Stallings Ballroom. Colburn calls her show "edutainment," and will sing, perform and inspire her audience to value themselves and their education. Colburn, known for her one-woman show, is a pr  more

SPOKANE HIGH SCHOOLERS PUT SCIENCE TO TEST DURING MATHEMATICS, ENGINEERING, SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT COMPETITION
SPOKANE, Wash., March 24 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: On March 26 and 27, 300 ninth and tenth grade students (150 each day) will converge upon Eastern Washington University's Cheney campus for the annual Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) High School Science Competitions from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in both the Pence Union Building (PUB) and Patterson Hall. Each day about 40 teams will deliver presentations on topics centered on sc  more

Sports Participation and Medical Conditions
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., April 7 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Children and adolescents with medical conditions need to be evaluated before participating in athletic activities. As a result, pediatricians play an important role in determining whether a child with a medical condition should participate in a particular sport. In the revised American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical report, "Medical Conditions Affecting Sports Participation," curren  more

SPRINGFIELD CHAMBER ENDORSES LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDING PROGRAM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 11 -- Lincoln Land Community College issued the following news release: The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Board approved a resolution to support Lincoln Land Community College's no tax rate increase bond issue. The LLCC bond issue is the next step in a $33.8-million building program on three of its campuses. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Council examined this issue and recommended the Chamber Board of Directors support t  more

Stand Up To Cancer: AACR Issues a Call for Ideas to the Cancer Research Community
PHILADELPHIA, July 15 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: As the scientific partner to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), an unprecedented collaboration uniting the major television networks, entertainment industry executives, celebrities and prominent leaders in cancer research and patient advocacy, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) issues to the cancer community a call for ideas for translational cancer research projects that hold the  more

STATE AID CUTS DISCUSSED, AS 2009 BUDGET REVIEW CONTINUES
ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 11 -- Tompkins County issued the following press release: Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee reviewed eight more requests Wednesday, in its second night of work toward a 2009 Tompkins County Budget. Administrator Steve Whicher's recommended budget would increase the tax levy by 2.77 percent, within the 3 percent target set by the Legislature for 2009. Department and agency budgets reviewed included those for the Health Department, Mental Health, the Boar  more

STATE CAPITOL WEEK IN REVIEW, SEPT. 12
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 12 -- The Arkansas State Senate issued the following weekly update: The Arkansas Economic Development Department reported that businesses invested $1.58 billion in new facilities or plant expansions in the state last year, creating more than 6,600 additional jobs. Making the news even better is that the jobs pay well. The Department offered tax breaks and other incentives to 150 companies in 2007, and 104 of those companies accepted the offers. As a result, they  more

STATE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS DAILY PRESS BRIEFING, SEPT. 10
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of the daily press briefing: INDEX: INDIA Secretary's Meetings on Capitol Hill Indian Government-IAEA Discussions Status of Hyde Amendment Package MACEDONIA Name Issue DEPARTMENT Ethnic Minorities in the State Department NORTH KOREA Health Status of Kim Jong-il / Emphasis is on Outcomes of Six-Party Process Chris Hill's Visit to Beijing North Korean Activities at Yongbyon /  more

STATE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS DAILY PRESS BRIEFING, SEPT. 12
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of the daily press briefing: INDEX: DEPARTMENT Secretary Rice Participating in Steven Farley Memorial Service VENEZUELA/BOLIVIA Venezuelan and Bolivian Ambassadors to the United States Persona Non Grata U.S. Has a Positive Agenda for the Western Hemisphere Venezuela's Chavez and Bolivia's Morales Have Not Helped Democracy Chavez's and Morales' Accusations Are Baseless/Accusations to Distr  more

STATE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS DAILY PRESS BRIEFING, SEPT. 17
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of the daily press briefing: INDEX: YEMEN Statement on Terrorist Attack on U.S. Embassy in Sana'a Situation Update / Closure of U.S. Embassy / Warden Messages Issued American Personnel Safe and Accounted For No Definitive Judgments on Who is Responsible for the Attack Ongoing Issue with Violent Extremists in the Maghreb and Yemen Secretary Rice and President Saleh Talked This Morning N  more

STATE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS DAILY PRESS BRIEFING, SEPT. 19
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of the daily press briefing: INDEX: NORTH KOREA Operationalizing Yongbyon / Looking for the Output from North Korea / Approving the Verification Regime / Stages / Continuing to Move to the Right Operationally / North Korea Has a Choice / Will Remain Engaged with North Korea and Other Six Party Talk Members / Secretary Rice Meeting with Chinese FM in New York Likely No Change in Dealing with New Admin  more

STATE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS DAILY PRESS BRIEFING, SEPT. 9
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of the daily press briefing: INDEX: DEPARTMENT New Briefing Time / State Department Photos and Other Resources NORTH KOREA Reports on Kim Jong-il's Health Six-Party Talks Focused on Outputs U.S. Encourages North Korea to Work on a Verification Regime Three Stages that Lead to an Operational Reversal North Korea's Energy Needs to Focus on Moving Process Forward U.S. View of North Kore  more

STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUES BACKGROUND NOTE ON MARSHALL ISLANDS
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research Electronic Affairs Publication Office issued the following Background Note: Background Note: Marshall Islands OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of the Marshall Islands Geography Area: 181 sq. km. (about 70 sq. mi.) of land area scattered over 750,000 sq. mi. of the Western Pacific. Cities: Capital-Majuro (pop. 25,000 in 2005). Other towns-Ebeye (12,000 in 2005), Jaluit (1,700 est. 2005). Terrain  more

STATE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES EMPLOYEES DONATE 1,000+ GIFTS TO LOCAL CHILDREN, SENIORS
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 18 -- The California Department of General Services issued the following press release: The Ziggurat building in West Sacramento has been the site of tremendous generosity this holiday season as the Department of General Services (DGS) employees headquartered there and across the region donated more than 1,000 gifts to local children and seniors throughout Sacramento. Today, DGS' Chief Deputy Director Will Semmes helped Santa as he delivered more than 700 gift  more

STATE FARM GIVES SCHOLARSHIPS TO A&T
GREENSBORO, N.C., March 14 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University recently received a $59,000 gift from State Farm Insurance for scholarships and equipment. The gift will provide scholarship opportunities in the College of Engineering and help to purchase new equipment in the computer science department. " Since 2006, we have been exploring ways to enhance our IT recruiting efforts," sai  more

STATE HEALTH COMMISSIONER DAINES ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION IN STEM CELL RESEARCH PLANNING GRANTS
NEW YORK, Sept. 19 -- The New York State Department of Health issued the following news release: State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., today announced the awarding of $2 million in grants to strengthen New York's capacity for stem cell research. The grants were approved today at a meeting of the Funding Committee of the Empire State Stem Cell Board at the state health department's New York City office. They are the second set of grants awarded under New York's multi-year stem   more

STATE HEALTH COMMISSIONER DAINES JOINS FAMILIES ON SEPT. 21 AT CHILD HEALTH PLUS ENROLLMENT EVENT
NEW YORK, Sept. 19 -- The New York State Department of Health issued the following news release: On Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., will meet with families to discuss expanded eligibility for New York's Child Health Plus health insurance program. Now ALL uninsured children in New York State are eligible for coverage through either Child Health Plus or Medicaid. See attached Fact Sheet: http:  more

STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT URGES MISSOURIANS TO GET CHOLESTEROL CHECKED
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 29 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: Less cholesterol in your blood means you're more likely to live a long and healthy life. Officials with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services are reminding residents that high cholesterol can lead to heart disease - the number one killer in Missouri. Lisa Britt, a health educator with the department's Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, noted   more

STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT URGES MISSOURIANS TO PUT MORE PRODUCE ON THEIR PLATES
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 3 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: When it comes to good health and nutrition, few things are more important than fruits and vegetables. September is National Fruits and Veggies - More Matters Month®, and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is urging Missourians to improve their health by putting more produce on their plates. The theme for this year's event is "Get Smart." "Although m  more

STATE MUST RESTORE FUNDS FOR PUBLIC HOSPITALS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May. 30 -- Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, D-Calif., issued the following column: State must restore funds for public hospitals By John Garamendi In the early morning hours of Jan. 7, I received a call from the Aptos fire captain: "Lieutenant Governor Garamendi, does your family live in Aptos?" Those words marked the beginning of many agonizing days, as my wife, Patti, and I learned that her sister had perished in a fast-moving house fire, her niece had sustained burns, an  more

State of Texas Mandates ANSI-Issued Identification Numbers for Prescription Benefit Discount Cards
NEW YORK, March 11 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: In the latest edition of the state's Health and Safety Code (HSC), Texas lawmakers have written in an important role for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Effective January 1, 2008, Chapter 76 on Discount Health Care Programs mandates that operators of prescription benefit discount card programs obtain an ANSI-assigned Issuer Identification Number (IIN) that must be displayed   more

STATE REP. BIANCUCCI CONVENING CHIP ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON SEPT. 18
MONACA, Pa., Sept. 12 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Vince Biancucci, D-Beaver (15th District), issued the following news release: State Rep. Vince Biancucci, D-Beaver, in cooperation with Penn State Beaver, is convening a Children's Health Insurance Program roundtable at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at the campus Student Union Building to focus on the need for continued outreach to families in Beaver County. The public is encouraged to attend the roundtable. The event further underscores Biancuc  more

STATE SCHOOLS CHIEF O'CONNELL URGES SENATE REPUBLICANS TO PASS BUDGET; STATE CHILD CARE CENTERS FEEL IMPACT OF IMPASSE
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today urged the Governor and the Legislature to quickly come to a fair and equitable agreement and end a budget impasse that is severely impacting California's state-funded child-care agencies. "Today is the 75th day that California is without a budget and that is plainly and simply unacceptable," O'Connell said. "Many child-care provi  more

STATE TO PROVIDE TOBACCO-FIGHTING FUNDS TO COMMUNITIES
BATON ROUGE, La., March 19 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Tobacco Control Program is encouraging communities in rural Louisiana to apply for grants to help fight tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. The Tobacco Control Program has a total of $300,000 in funding that will be used to make nine grant awards. Individual grants will range from $30,000 to $35,000 and will be award  more

STATE'S FIRST VERIFIED CASES OF HUMAN WEST NILE VIRUS REPORTED
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Aug. 29 -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued the following news release: The first verified human case of West Nile virus (WNV) this year has been reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The first report of acute WNV infection is in a 52 year-old man in St. Louis County. The July to August timeframe for Missouri's first WNV human cases has become typical over the past few years. Missouri's WNV case numbers ty  more

STATE'S WATER NEEDS REQUIRE BOLD APPROACH
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12 -- Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, D-Calif., issued the following column: State's water needs require bold approach By John Garamendi Like a splash of cold water to the face, the recent startling reports from state water surveyors should be enough to wake up our state. As The Bee reported May 2, the Sierra snowpack stands at just 67 percent of average levels, and March and April were the driest in recorded history. Local governments have been told to prepare for rat  more

STATE'S WEBSITE EARNS TOP HONORS
BOSTON, Sept. 9 -- Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., has issued the following news release: The Commonwealth's website, www.mass.gov, was recently named one of the nation's 10 best government websites by a national non-profit research group and a major technology industry publication, both citing the site's user-friendly features and depth of information available to the public. In its annual report on state and federal government technology (State and Federal Electronic Government in the Unite  more

STATEMENT OF M.D. COMMANDER FARABAUGH BEFORE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, REFUGEES, BORDER SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
WASHINGTON, June 4 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration & Customs Enforcement division issued the following statement: Good afternoon, Chairwoman Lofgren and members of the Subcommittee, and thank you for allowing me to appear before you today. The Division of Immigration Health Services (DIHS), provides or arranges for health care and public health services in support of immigration law enforcement. As a unit within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DIHS  more

Statement on JAMA Study Showing Continued High Rate Of Youth Suicides After 'Black Box' Warnings
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 -- The American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry issued the following news release: National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Organizations Have Released the Following Statement: A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that shows a continued high rate of youth suicides in 2005, the year after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a "black box" warning on antidepressant medications, demonstrates an urgent need   more

Statistical Tool Could Explain Gene Study Variations
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 27 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: While scientists are using the human genome to associate certain genes with disease, Dr. Hongyan Xu wants to ensure they are accounting for natural variations in those genes. "These differences can create some challenges in analyzing data," says Dr. Xu, biostatistician in the Medical College of Georgia School of Graduate Studies. "There is always some difference in ethnic backgrounds across a study po  more

STILL TIME TO ENROLL IN AN ALLIED HEALTH FIELD PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITY OF RIO GRANDE
RIO GRANDE, Ohio, Aug. 20 -- Rio Grande Community College issued the following news release: Area residents interested in a career in an allied health field such as pharmacy technology or respiratory therapy still have time to enroll for the fall semester at the University of Rio Grande. The fall semester at Rio Grande begins on Aug. 25, but area residents can still register for a wide range of academic programs, including these two allied health programs. The respiratory therapy progra  more

STOP FLU AT SCHOOL VACCINATION PROGRAM KICKS OFF FOR 2008-09 FLU SEASON
HONOLULU, Aug. 6 -- The Hawaii Department of Health issued the following news release: The Hawai'i State Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with public and private schools, health care providers, pediatric associations, and federal partners today announced the kickoff of the Protect Hawai'i's Keiki: Stop Flu at School program to offer free seasonal flu vaccine in schools this fall. The voluntary program aims to reduce illness in our schools and communities by preventing the spread o  more

STOPPING FOREST FIRES BEFORE THEY START
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash. (4th CD), issued the following weekly message: Here in Central Washington, we know all too well the devastating effect of forest fires on communities, wildlife and the environment. Washington state is home to over six million aces of federal forests - and many of our communities are at risk for wildfires. In 2003, Congress passed the bipartisan Healthy Forests Restoration Act. This law helped restore much-needed balance to forest manageme  more

Strength Training OK for Teens
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., April 7 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Young athletes may consider strength training to improve their athletic performance. Strength training involves using weights or resistance to build muscle strength. The AAP has issued a revised policy statement, "Strength Training by Children and Adolescents: Guidance for the Clinician in Rendering Pediatric Care," to help pediatricians ensure that strength training benefits the athlete,  more

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDES TOP-NOTCH HEALTH CARE
MANKATO, Minn., Sept. 8 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: While much has changed at Minnesota State University the past few years, Amelia Johnson is glad that one thing, at least, has stayed the same. "I've had the same doctor since I started here," said Johnson, who counts herself among the 5,000 students annually who use the university's Student Health Services. "They've all been very helpful whenever I've come to them with anything." Johnson ca  more

STUDENT-WRITTEN GRANT RECEIVES $43,000 FOR HOPE FOOD PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 12 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Four Texas A&M University seniors in a writing-intensive course for community health and allied health majors never imagined that their grant-writing assignment would lead to $43,000 in funding for Helping Others Pursue Enrichment (HOPE), a community organization located in Jacksonville, Texas, but it has. Kathryn Love, a senior in allied health from Fort Worth; Lindsay Nannen, a senior in community   more

STUDENTS TO HAVE CHANCE TO TRACE THEIR OWN FAMILY ANCESTRY
WALTHAM, Mass., March 24 -- Brandeis University issued the following press release: Brandeis students will have the opportunity to trace their family ancestry back to the earliest humans as part of the Brandeis Explores the Journey of Humankind Project. The Brandeis-based project is part of the larger Genographic Project, a non-profit, five-year global research partnership of National Geographic and IBM that seeks to chart new knowledge about the migratory history of the human species and   more

STUDENTS TRAVEL TO CHINA TO LEARN ABOUT TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
STORRS, Conn., Sept. 11 -- The University of Connecticut issued the following news release: A group of University of Connecticut students traveled across the globe this summer to learn about medical practices that have existed for thousands of years. Seven students from the School of Pharmacy and six from other academic disciplines spent five weeks in Beijing, China studying traditional Chinese medicine. They took field trips to herb farms and pharmaceutical groups, watched acupuncture   more

STUDY EXPLORES AGE-RELATED DIFFERENCES IN EXPECTATIONS FOR FUTURE HAPPINESS
WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 11 -- Brandeis University issued the following press release: Albert Einstein once quipped, "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." The famous scientist might have added that the illusion of reality shifts over time. According to a new Brandeis University study in the September issue of Psychological Science, age influences how we perceive the future. When thinking about the future, some people seem pessimistic, while others' optimism seems to bord  more

STUDY IN JOURNAL OF AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION STUDY LINKS PRIMARY CARE SHORTAGE WITH SALARY DISPARITIES
ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 5 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: The nation's shortage of primary care physicians has been linked to a host of poor health outcomes, and a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that salary disparities play a major role in the shortage. Dr. Mark Ebell, a professor and assistant to the provost at the University of Georgia, compared 2007 starting salary data for various physician specialties with the  more

Study Shows Herbs and Spices Can Counteract High Blood Sugar Effects
NEW YORK, Aug. 20 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: When it comes to seasoning the spaghetti sauce in tonight's dinner, consider using a heavy hand with oregano and basil. A new study conducted by the University of Georgia indicates that spices and herbs may protect against certain consequences of high blood sugar. By testing extracts from 24 common herbs and spices, researchers found that these seasonings contain high levels of phenols, which   more

Subscribe to international norms and law- Sri Lanka tells Israel
Colombo, Sept. 20 -- Sri Lanka has called on Israel to make it clear through cooperation with the United Nations that it subscribes to international norms and law, in its efforts at self defence. In a statement at the ninth session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha, said that it is imperative that compensation for the Palestinians, restoration of lands that were not sanctioned by the United Nations w  more

SUMMER PROJECTS AT FORT DONELSON NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD
DOVER, Tenn., July 24 -- The National Park Service's Fort Donelson National Battlefield issued the following press release: Funding provided by the National Park Service Centennial, 2007-2016, seasonal employee hiring initiative and other project funds received have allowed the park to begin a very ambitious schedule to rehabilitate grounds and facilities, provide additional educational partnerships and ensure to the greatest extent possible a safe experience for staff and park visitors.   more

SUPERINTENDENT OF INSURANCE KOFMAN SWORN-IN BY GOV. BALDACCI
AUGUSTA, Maine, March 7 -- The Maine Department of Financial and Profesional Regulation issued the following news release: Mila Kofman was sworn in today as superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance, the State's insurance regulatory agency. "I am pleased to welcome Mila Kofman to Maine and to the leadership of this important office," said Governor Baldacci. "I am confident she will provide balanced judgment as she fulfills the crucial role in monitoring the financial soundness of th  more

SUPERINTENDENT OF MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES MEMO REGARDING 2008-2009 MIDDLE COLLEGE HEALTH PARTNERSHIP GRANT
LANSING, Mich., Sept. 12 -- The superintendent of the Michigan Department of Eduaction issued the following memo: TO: Intermediate School District Superintendents Superintendent for Detroit Public Schools FROM: Sally Vaughn, Ph.D. Deputy Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer SUBJECT: 2008-2009 Middle College Health Partnership Grant The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce the 2008-2009 Middle College Health Partnership Grant. Approximately $1,000,000 will   more

SUTTER REGIONAL MEDICAL FOUNDATION AND CITY OF VACAVILLE PARTNER TO ADDRESS UPCOMING HOME-GENERATED SHARPS DISPOSAL BAN
VACAVILLE, Calif., May 6 -- The city of Vacaville issued the following news release: Sutter Regional Medical Foundation and the City of Vacaville have teamed up to introduce a new needle collection program to help keep the community safe and comply with a new state law, California Senate Bill 1305. Effective September 1, home-generated sharps waste, such as needles, syringes and lancets can no longer be placed into household and public garbage cans or recycling containers. Needle waste is   more

Take Care of Yourself While Tending to Your Yard
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 23 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Gardening and landscaping can relieve stress; they can also cause it. "Depending on your fitness level and ability to do a certain task, gardening could be a very stressful activity for your body," says Dr. Eric Robertson, assistant professor of physical therapy in the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences. "Don't underestimate that it might be an athletic endeavor for some peopl  more

TAKE LOVED ONE FOR CHECKUP
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Sept. 16 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Do you have a relative or friend who never goes to the doctor? That person might seem very healthy -- but, then again, how do you know for certain? Many medical conditions do not cause any signs or symptoms until harm has been done. That's why doctors and other health care providers screen for these problems. Early treatment can avoid the consequences of uncontrolled diseases. Everyone should  more

TASK FORCE ASSISTS AS HEALTH CONFERENCE PROMOTES CONTINUING IRAQI MEDICAL EDUCATION
CAMP RAMADI, Iraq, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Joint Forces Command issued the following press release: Nearly 100 doctors and medical professionals attended the 2008 Al Anbar Medical Conference July 28-31. The conference addressed several needs within the Iraq health profession including continued education, more physicians and more nurses. A team of military personnel and U.S. State Department representatives spent several months coordinating the details of the conference   more

TASK FORCE'S MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR AFGHANS TIPS SCALES
DELARAM, Afghanistan, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Marine Corps issued the following official news story: By Cpl. Steve Cushman 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines Local Afghans recently flocked to a renovated boys' school here seeking help for a variety of ailments. Providing care to more than 180 patients, Marines and sailors assigned to Task Force 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix, hosted the third major Medical Capabilities, or MedCap, health  more

TD BANKNORTH ANNOUNCES $100,000 CONTRIBUTION TO NORTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S CAMPAIGN FOR THE COUNTY'S COLLEGE
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine, Dec. 28 -- Northern Maine Community College issued the following news release: A $100,000 gift from TD Banknorth made through the TD Banknorth Charitable Foundation to Northern Maine Community College will provide for increased access to healthcare education for residents of northernmost Maine. The announcement of the gift to NMCC's Campaign for the County's College was made today by Larry Wold, president of TD Banknorth in Maine, at a luncheon on the Presque Isle   more

Tech to Celebrate National Nurses Week May
RUSTON, La., April 29 -- Louisiana Tech University issued the following news release: Louisiana Tech will host a dinner May 8 honoring area nurses who make a difference in the community every day. Students and faculty alike have been busy this spring making a difference at home and abroad. National Nurses Week is May 6-12, and the Ruston District Nurses' Association wants to ensure that nurses serving this community feel appreciated. The Tech Student Nurses Association collected and mai  more

Telehealth Conferences to Feature MCG Faculty
AUGUSTA, Ga., May 16 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Global improvement of health care for the underserved and support for Iraq's health sector will be the topics of international lectures featuring experts from the Medical College of Georgia Center for Telehealth. Telemedicine implements telecommunication and information technologies to enhance access to health care, particularly in underserved areas. Dr. Max Stachura, center director, will be a pan  more

TEN DIE DUE TO DIARRHOEA
Dantewara, Sep 20 (UNI) Ten villagers have died and more than 25 taken ill due to diarrhoea at Chhidgadh block in Dantewara district and Darbha block in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh in the past one week. Six villagers died due to diarrhoea at Kavrakopa village in Chhidgadh block in the past two days, while 13 people had taken ill. The incident came to light when the regional legislator visited Lakhma village. District Health Officer Kiran Petro said those affected by diarrhoea have b  more

TESTIMONY OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS FRIED BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS 'PROTOCOLS TO THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY'
TIRANA, Albania, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: Senator Dodd, Ranking Member Lugar, Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to discuss NATO and the critical role it plays in our security and the advance of freedom. I will discuss NATO's purposes in the Cold War and today; the role that NATO enlargement has played in advancing security and stability in Europe since 1989; the current proposed round of enlargement to include Albania and Croati  more

TEXARKANA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ISSUES AGENDA FOR APRIL 7 MEETING
TEXARKANA, Ark., April 7 -- The Texarkana Board of Directors issued the following board agenda: 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting 1. Call to order. 2. Invocation given by Director Chad Dowd. 3. Presentation of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas Employee Service Awards 4. CONSENT AGENDA A. Approval of Minutes of the regular meeting March 17, 2008. B. Adopt a Resolution approving the request by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., Texarkana Area Chapter #278, for a Memorial Day Walk on  more

TEXARKANA CITY BOARD ISSUES MINUTES OF APRIL 4 MEETING
TEXARKANA, Ark., April 4 -- The Texarkana City Board issued the following meeting minutes: 12:00 p.m. AGENDA Notice of Emergency Open Meeting of the City Council of the City of Texarkana, Texas, pursuant to provisions of Section 551.045 of the Texas Local Government Code, to consider an extension of the Declaration of Disaster, resulting from a severe thunder and hail storm and its attendant imminent threat to public health and safety, issued by Mayor James Bramlett on April 1, 2008, unde  more

TEXARKANA CITY BOARD ISSUES MINUTES OF JUNE 23 MEETING
TEXARKANA, Ark., June 23 -- The Texarkana City Board issued the following meeting minutes: 6:00 p.m. An Open Meeting was held concerning the following subjects: Call to Order, Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum Closed Session The City Council will convene in closed session pursuant to one or more of the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act (Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code): § 551.071 Private consultation with the City Attorney § 551.072 Discussing or delibera  more

TEXT OF PRESIDENT TRAUTH'S FALL CONVOCATION SPEECH
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Aug. 26 -- Texas State University issued the following news release: Good morning. While it may not feel like it, the fall semester is upon us. Students are moving into their residence halls, the band is practicing, our soccer team has already begun its regular season by beating St. Mary's Saturday night, volleyball begins Friday morning against Louisiana-Monroe, and we will be kicking off the 2008 football season on Saturday against Angelo State. I hope that you all  more

The American Nurses Association Advances The Prevention Of The Unethical Recruitment Of Foreign-Educated Nurses
SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 4 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: The American Nurses Association (ANA) along with representatives of unions, health care organizations, educational and licensure bodies, and recruiters joined forces today by publicly releasing the Code of Ethical Conduct for the Recruitment of Foreign Educated Nurses. The Code provides voluntary guidelines that aim to ensure the growing practice of recruiting foreign-educated nurses to the Unite  more

The American Nurses Association Endorses Senator Barack Obama
SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 12 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: The American Nurses Association (ANA) announces its endorsement of Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) in the 2008 Presidential Election. The ANA represents the interests of the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses. "As President, Barack Obama will bring real change to our health care system," said ANA President Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR. "Nurses are consistently voted the most trusted profes  more

The American Nurses Association Hosts Hillary Clinton At House Of Delegates
SILVER SPRING, Md., June 24 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: The American Nurses Association is pleased to host Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) at its biennial House of Delegates Thursday, June 26, 2008. Hillary Clinton will address hundreds of nurses from across the country who have come together to set nursing's course for the future. ANA endorsed Hillary Clinton for president during the primary season because she believes, as nurses do that health care   more

The American Nurses Association Hosts Senators Hillary Clinton And Barack Obama At Its House Of Delegates
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 3 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: The American Nurses Association was pleased to host Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) at its biennial House of Delegates Thursday, June 26 - Friday June 27, 2008. Senator Obama spoke to the ANA's House of Delegates by telephone. "In this election year, America's 2.9 million nurses need to make their voices heard to make health care a priority. It came as no surprise  more

The American Nurses Association Inducts Dr. Hattie M. Bessent Into Its Prestigious Hall Of Fame
SILVER SPRING, Md., June 27 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: The American Nurses Association (ANA) proudly recognized Hattie M. Bessent, EdD, MSN, RN, FAAN, with its Hall of Fame Award at the association's 2008 Biennial House of Delegates meeting in Washington, DC on June 26, 2008. "As an African-American woman, Dr. Bessent is responsible for breaking down many cultural, educational, and professional barriers. As an educator, her work has impacted gene  more

The American Nurses Associations Celebrates National Nurses Week With Congressional Briefing On Safe Staffing
SILVER SPRING, Md., May 6 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: In honor of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Congressional Nursing Caucus will sponsor a luncheon briefing Thursday, May 8th at 12:00 p.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building Room B-340 for congressional health staff to highlight the importance of safe RN staffing and the solutions being developed and implemented in the states. Appropriate staffing  more

THE FIGHT TO INSURE CHILDREN HAS NOT ENDED
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif. (14th CD), issued the following newsletter: Dear Friend, Yesterday, October 18th, the House of Representatives attempted to override the President's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) bill. This legislation would insure 10 million children who wouldn't otherwise have health care coverage. I'm enclosing a copy of the statement I made during the debate on this critical measure. An overwhelming bipartisan majori  more

The Grand Opening of Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder Echoes Across the Desert
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 3 -- Hilton Hotels Corporation issued the following Hotels and Resorts (America) news release: Hilton Hotels Corporation today announced the grand opening of the Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder, a stunning desert rose nestled at the foot of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico. Encompassing 587 acres of pristine land, it is the largest fully inclusive destination resort in the state. This newly built property feature  more

The NKBA Approves New Positioning Statement On Title & Practice Acts
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., March 18 -- The National Kitchen & Bath Association issued the following news release: The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is pleased to announce the approval of a new positioning statement on interior design licensing legislation. As the leading trade and professional organization in the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA is committed to educating members and the public at large of the importance of retaining a professional designer's services when contemplati  more

THE WHIP PACK, WEEK OF SEPT. 8
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 -- House Majority Whip James C. Clyburn, D-S.C., issued the following weekly summary: Week of September 8, 2008 * H.R. 3667 - Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2008 * H.R. 3036 - No Child Left Inside Act of 2008 H.R. 3667 - MISSISQUOI AND TROUT RIVERS WILD AND SCENIC RIVER STUDY ACT OF 2008 (Rep. Welch - Natural Resources) (Subject to Rule) Bill Text: HTML Version, PDF Version Bill Summary and Status Rules Committee Meeting: M  more

THE YEAR OF THE VOTER
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, issued the following editorial: In January, Time Magazine proclaimed 2008 the "Year of the Youth Vote." I would expand on that theme and say that 2008 is the "Year of the Voter." We are in the home stretch of an historic Presidential election, a highly-charged Congressional election cycle and many state and local races as well. People who have never been particularly interested in politics are tuning in to the news coverage of the campaigns an  more

THEATRE TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS MET AT STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT FREDONIA
FREDONIA, N.Y., Sept. 17 -- The State University of New York at Fredonia issued the following news release: Nearly 100 theatre faculty, students and industry professionals were on hand Sat., Sept. 13 at the Rockefeller Arts Center on the SUNY Fredonia campus for the annual "Fall Fling," a conference of the Upstate New York Section of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). The event, a co-production of Fredonia's Department of Theatre and Dance and its Office of Environmen  more

THIRTEEN TO RECEIVE BALDRIGE SITE VISITS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards & Technology issued the following press release: Starting in mid-October, teams of business, education, health care and nonprofit experts will visit 13 organizations as the final review stage for the 2008 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest recognition for excellence. The organizations selected for site visits include one in the manufacturing category, two small businesses, six   more

THREE NEW FACULTY MEMBERS JOIN PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT SHENANGO
SHARON, Pa., Oct. 3 -- Pennsylvania State University at Shenango issued the following news release: Penn State Shenango hired three new full-time faculty members this fall. Marjorie Stewart and Dr. Peter Froehlich have joined the campus' English department while Maureen Dunn has joined its Nursing department. Stewart earned her undergraduate degree in English from Duquesne University and her master of fine arts in English and fiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She is presen  more

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR TUT EXHIBIT
ATLANTA, Sept. 12 -- Emory University's arts and humanities division issued the following news release: The first tickets to see treasures from the boy king's tomb went to 40 first-graders from Morningside Elementary School from sponsor Northern Trust at a Carlos Museum launch event. Tickets are now available for "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs," a new exhibition featuring more than 130 treasures from the tomb of celebrated pharaoh King Tutankhamun and other ancient Eg  more

TOLL-FREE NUMBER ANNOUNCED FOR DISPLACED DIALYSIS PATIENTS
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services issued the following news release: Kidney dialysis patients who traveled from Texas coastal areas in advance of Hurricane Ike can call (866) 407-3773 toll-free to locate dialysis services en route or in the areas to which they have evacuated. The emergency locator service is available now and will be operational round-the-clock. The service is provided by the Texas End Stage Renal Disease Network and the Texas End Sta  more

Tonsillectomy Significantly Improves Quality of Life in Adult, Pediatric Patients
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 1 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: Tonsillectomies to treat chronic and recurrent tonsillitis substantially improve a patient's quality of live in both children and adults, according to two new studies published as a supplement to the January 2008 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In one study involving 72 adults, patients showed improvement in all six subscales of the Tonsil and Adenoid Health Status Instrument  more

Tooth Loss Strongly Linked to Risk of Esophageal, Head and Neck, and Lung Cancer
PHILADELPHIA, May 14 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Studying thousands of patients, Japanese researchers have found a strong link between tooth loss and increased risk of three cancers - esophageal, head and neck, and lung. They suggest that preservation of teeth may decrease risk of developing these diseases. In the May issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, sci  more

Top Retail Produce Managers From Around The Country Are Honored For Promoting Fresh Fruits And Vegetables - Five Are Awarded Grand Prize
WASHINGTON, May 13 -- The United Fresh Produce Association issued the following news release: The United Fresh Produce Association honored the winners of its 2008 Retail Produce Manager Award at it annual Awards Banquet last week in Las Vegas: Robert Cardwell Raley's, Fairfield, CA Gary Clay Raley's, Santa Rosa, CA Kevin Colligan Brookshire Grocery Co., Lafayette, LA Terry Cox Foodtown Supermarket, Lambertville, MI Eddie Duncan Food Lion, LLC, Gate City, VA Todd Fenton Safew  more

TORRANCE CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR MARCH 25 MEETING
TORRANCE, Calif., March 25 -- The Torrance City Council issued the following meeting agenda or minutes: OPENING CEREMONIES 1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER 2. FLAG SALUTE: NON SECTARIAN INVOCATION: The Courts have concluded that sectarian prayer as part of City Council meetings is not permitted under the Constitution. 3. REPORT OF THE CITY CLERK ON THE POSTING OF THE AGENDA. The agenda was posted on the Public Notice Board at 3031 Torrance Blvd on Thursday, March 20, 2008 /s/ Sue Herbers   more

TOXIC BLUE-GREEN ALGAE HEALTH ALERTS CONTINUE AT PAWNEE, KIRKMAN'S COVE, WILLOW CREEK, MERRITT RESERVOIRS
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 12 -- The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: State-issued health alerts for toxic blue-green algae continue to be in effect at Pawnee Reservoir (Lancaster County), Kirkman's Cove Reservoir (Richardson County), Willow Creek Reservoir (Pierce County) and Merritt Reservoir (Cherry County). Samples taken earlier this week at both beaches at Pawnee Reservoir were still above the state's health alert threshold of 20 parts per bill  more

TRANSPARENCY IS ANTIDOTE TO MARKETPLACE CHAOS, SAYS UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO LAW SCHOLAR WESTBROOK
BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 18 -- The University at Buffalo issued the following press release: University at Buffalo Law School Professor David A. Westbrook specializes in "invisibles" that translate into rights that structure what Americans consider the pursuit of happiness. An expert on transparency in the marketplace, Westbrook has been in demand around the world and, in particular, in South America, where his message of greater accountability and public disclosure among financial markets and co  more

TREASURER LOCKYER SPONSORS ADDITION OF PUBLIC HEALTH CRITERION TO CALIFORNIA STATE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT POLICY
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 4 -- The California Treasurer issued the following news release: State Treasurer Bill Lockyer issued the following statement on today's decision by the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) to add a public health criterion to the policy that governs investments, including U.S. tobacco companies: "I'm pleased that our investment policy will now include consideration of human health effects. Big Tobacco is one example of an industry that has histori  more

TRIBAL LEADER JAMES IN ARIZONA CHARGED IN 65-COUNT INDICTMENT FOR THEFT OF TRIBAL FUNDS
PHOENIX, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation's Phoenix Field Office issued the following press release: A federal grand jury in Phoenix returned a 65-count indictment late yesterday against Evelyn James, 53, a Tribal Council member of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe in Arizona for various counts of theft. The charges are the result of a 15-month-long investigation by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, the FBI and the Internal  more

TRICARE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE: ANNUAL CHECKUPS
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate issued the following press release: In this era of back to school consumerism, don't let children's checkups be overshadowed by trips to the mall. As the world's best integrated health care system, TRICARE wants to make beneficiaries aware of their child's health benefits during this hectic time. Immunizations are an important part of a healthy lifestyle for children and parents. It is crucial to upd  more

TRUSTEES APPROVE $3.9 BILLION BUDGET FOR FY '08
SPRINGFIELD, Nov. 14 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: The University of Illinois Board of Trustees at its regular meeting today approved a $3.9 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2008 (July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008), a 6.1 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2007. The State of Illinois provides $726.0 million in operating funds and $441.3 million for employee health and pension plans ("payments on behalf") in FY 2008. Operating funds increase $13.  more

TRUSTEES APPROVE BUILDING NAMES ON UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN CAMPUSES
SPRINGFIELD, Nov. 14 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: The University of Illinois Board of Trustees at its regular meeting today approved new names for buildings on two U of I campuses. In other business, a new vice president for technology and economic development was approved, a new dean for the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health was named and two laboratories at the UIC College of Dentistry were renamed in honor o  more

TRUSTEES OF QUEENS, N.Y. UNION BENEFIT PLANS ORDERED TO PAY $250,000 TO RESOLVE LABOR DEPARTMENT LAWSUIT
NEW YORK, June 25 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: Trustees of the welfare, annuity and pension funds of the Material Yard Workers Local 1175, Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), Howard Beach, New York, must restore approximately $227,000 to the plans and pay nearly $23,000 in civil monetary penalties, according to a consent judgment obtained by the U.S. Department of Labor. "Benefit plan asset  more

TV PROGRAMME
New Delhi, Sep 19 (UNI) Following is the TV programme schedule for tomorrow, announced by Doordarshan, subject to last minute changes. DD National AM 05.27 Vande Mataram 05.30 UGC Programme 06.00 IGNOU Programme 06.30 Krishi Darshan 06.55 Sanskrit Samachar 07.00 Samachar 07.15 The News 07.30 Series 08.00 Aaj Subah 08.30 National programme of Music 09.00 Open Frame 09.30 Disney Jadoo : Animated Series 10.00 Contd 10.30 Cartoon Network Ki Duniya 11.00 Contd 11.30 Dd Top Ten 11.59 News D  more

TV PROGRAMME TWO NEW DELHI
DD News AM 06.00 Samachar 06.15 The News 06.30 Samachar 06.45 The News 06.55 Sanskrit Samachar 07.00 Samachar 07.30 The News 08.00 Samachar 08.30 Total Health (Live Phone -In-Show) 09.30 Urdu Khabarein 10.00 Samachar 10.30 The News 11.00 Charcha Mein 11.30 Contd PM 12.00 Samachar 12.30 India On The Move 01.00 Khel Samachar 01.30 Programme 02.00 Samachar 02.30 Mid Day News 03.00 News For Hearing Impaired 03.30 News Drishti 04.00 Samachar 04.30 The News 05.00 Samachar 05.30 Gaon Har Hafte 06.0  more

TWELFTH ANNUAL HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE HELD SEPT. 3 IN BATON ROUGE
BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 22 -- The Louisiana Department of Insurance issued the following press release: The Twelfth Annual Health Care Conference, sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Insurance, will bring together national experts, state legislators and state and federal regulators to discuss a variety of health care topics. The Conference will be held on Wednesday, September 3, at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and Insurance Commissioner Jim D  more

TWENTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SELECTED FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
GREENSBORO, N.C., June 6 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Department of Chemistry will host 20 high school honors students and two teachers for its Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP). The program will take place June 16 through July 26. Students selected to participate in the program are Jessica Diggs, Mollie Jenkins, Brittani Level, Kristopher Rawls, Teal Russel, Susan   more

TWO A&T STUDENTS APPOINTED TO U.S. NAVY NUPOC PROGRAM
GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 22 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Two mechanical engineering juniors at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University have been appointed to the U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) program. They are the first two NUPOC candidates from N.C.A&T. The students are Matthew Fuini and Travis Boles. Both students went through a rigorous selection process, including oral exams on technical areas  more

TWO AREA CHIROPRACTORS INDICTED FOR ALLEGEDLY PARTICIPATING IN STAGED ACCIDENT SCHEME
DALLAS, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Dallas Field Office issued the following press release: Two chiropractors, who operated clinics in Arlington and Haltom City, Texas, were indicted this week on charges related to their participation in a staged accident scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Richard B. Roper of the Northern District of Texas. Minh Huynh, also known as Michael Huynh, 37, was charged with three counts of health care fraud, one count o  more

TWO NEW CASES OF WEST NILE REPORTED
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 11 -- The Nebraska Health and Human Services System issued the following news release: Two more cases of West Nile virus have been reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) this week, bringing the total cases reported this year to 25. The new cases are residents of Custer and Keith counties. Previously reported cases have been residents of Adams (2), Butler, Cass, Cedar, Dawes, Douglas (2), Dodge, Holt, Keith, Keya Paha, Kimball, Merrick,   more

TWO UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO PROFESSORS PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF 'RISING STAR ENGINEERS'
BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 18 -- The University at Buffalo issued the following press release: Two University at Buffalo professors in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are participating in the 14th annual National Academy of Engineering 2008 "U.S. Frontiers of Engineering" symposium to be hosted Sept. 18-20 by Sandia National Laboratories at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The purpose of the symposium, sponsored by the NAE, is to highlight the next generation of innova  more

Type 1 diabetes may be the outcome of good genes behaving badly
Washington, Sept. 20 -- Researchers from Stanford University have revealed that type 1 diabetes may not be due to bad genes but rather to good genes behaving badly. Previous studies in identical twins have revealed that often one twin develops type 1 diabetes while the other twin remains disease-free, this may be due to how genetically at-risk individuals respond differently to environmental stimuli. In some cases, the immune system will respond in a benign fashion, while in other cases it  more

U.S. AMBASSADOR DIETER SPEAKS AT OFFICIAL AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY RECEPTION
BELMOPAN, Belize, July 4 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: U.S. Ambassador Robert J. Dieter: Good night and welcome … to our very first July 4th celebration held on the Embassy grounds in Belmopan. We are extremely pleased to be able to host you here tonight. Our newly constructed Embassy represents the United States' strong commitment to Belize as well as the longstanding, close relationship between our two nations. Tonight, across the United States and in co  more

U.S. AMBASSADOR SIEGEL ANNOUNCES HISTORIC NATIONAL BREAST CANCER INITIATIVE
NASSAU, Bahamas, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: United States Ambassador to the Bahamas Ned L. Siegel today announced the launch of the Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative (BBCI), at the press conference held at the Cancer Society of the Bahamas. Joining Ambassador Siegel for this morning's announcement and the subsequent roundtable discussion were partners of the BBCI, the Ministry of Health represented by Mrs. Camille Johnson, Medical Oncology Consultant for th  more

U.S. AND JORDAN COOPERATE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs issued the following press release: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Reno Harnish and Charge dAffairs Daniel Rubinstein congratulate Dr. Anwar Battikhi at the conclusion of the U.S.-Jordan Joint Committee on Science and Technology [State Dept Image]Delegates from Jordan and the United States opened on July 9 the first meeting of the United States-Jordan Joint Commit  more

U.S. Chamber Holds Forum on New Ergonomics Research
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release: Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum with two nationally known experts on back pain and the use of science in medicine, Dr. Nortin Hadler of the University of North Carolina Hospitals, and Dr. Stan Bigos of the University of Washington Schools of Public Health, and Medicine. Their remarks made clear that scientific studies have shown no benefits from the use of various ergonomic interventions   more

U.S. EMBASSY JOINS ROOM TO READ TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: The U.S. Embassy joined Room to Read Sri Lanka at the Mundalama Sinhala Vidyalaya in Puttalum district to celebrate International Literacy Day on September 8th. This year's celebration marked the culmination of a two-week literacy skills program for one hundred children from underprivileged areas around Puttalum - a collaborative effort with the Zonal Education Office and the People Help Foundation, Room to R  more

U.S. GOVERNMENT ANTI-TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS FY 2007 PROJECT OBLIGATIONS: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (Q & A)
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons issued the text of the following fact sheet: In FY 2007, the U.S. Government obligated approximately $79 million to 180 international anti-trafficking in persons (TIP) projects benefiting over 90 countries and approximately $23 million to 64 domestic anti-TIP projects. These projects work to ensure the survivors are protected, the traffickers are put in jail and human trafficking is preve  more

U.S. GOVERNMENT ANTI-TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS OBLIGATED PROJECT FUNDING (FISCAL YEAR 2007)
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons issued the text of the following fact sheet: U.S. Government Anti-Trafficking in Persons Project Funding Obligated in Fiscal Year 2007 Pie chart: USG anti-trafficking in persons project funding obligated for FY2007. Domestic TIP programs $22,947,674-22; international TIP programs $79,387,116-78; Total=$102,334,790. The first pie chart shows the ratio between domestic and internation  more

U.S. HELPS SINDH ASSEMBLY LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE
KARACHI, Pakistan, Sept. 2 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: The U.S. Government and the Sindh Assembly today celebrated the official launch of the Assembly's new website. The website is the product of a partnership between the Assembly and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a U.S. Government agency. "The launch of this website will afford members of the public a greater understanding of how their representatives work," said U.S. Consul Ge  more

U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCES ENHANCED STANDARDS FOR DETAINEES
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued the following press release: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has spent the last eighteen months reviewing the INS National Detention Standards (NDS), redrafting them into a performance based format. Currently there are 38 NDS, which were initially developed and implemented in September 2000. Two standards were added over time. The new ICE Performance Based National  more

U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT EXECUTES FEDERAL SEARCH WARRANT AT PALM SPRINGS BAKERY IN ONGOING PROBE
PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued the following press release: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents executed a federal search warrant at a local baking company here today, arresting a current and former company supervisor on criminal charges and 51 other workers on administrative immigration violations. The arrests and the execution of the search warrant at the Palm Springs Baking Co  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Sept. 20)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California. *** California Inventor Develops Spectrometer Calibration Training System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Thomas W. Hagler of Grass Valley, Calif., has developed a calibration training method for spectrometer. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "An encoder spectrograph is used to analyze radiation from one or more samples in various configurations. The radia  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Hawaii (Sept. 20)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Hawaii. *** Florida, Missouri, Hawaii Inventors Develop Accident Avoidance System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- David S. Breed of Miami Beach, Fla., Wilbur E. DuVall of Reeds Spring, Mo., and Wendell C. Johnson of Kaneohe, Hawaii, have developed an accident avoidance method. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Accident avoidance system for a host vehicle includes a gl  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Iowa (Sept. 20)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Iowa. *** Iowa Inventors Develop Oligosaccharide Mixture Reduction Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20 -- Frank W. Barresi of Coralville, Iowa, and Richard L. Antrim of Solon, Iowa, have developed a reduced malto-oligosaccharides. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Disclosed are a method for the reduction of an oligosaccharide mixture and an oligosaccharide mixture  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Maryland (Sept. 20)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Maryland. *** Maryland Inventor Develops Smart Seatbelt Control System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Joseph A Tabe of Silver Spring, Md., has developed a seatbelt safety method. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "An apparatus for preventing occupant injury during accident has various features to ensure safety including a sensor detecting seat belt engagement and a me  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Sept. 20)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Pennsylvania. *** Pennsylvania Inventors Develop Mechanical Indicator High Capacity Drawer ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Robert B. Meek Jr., Kirk A. Young, Eric J. Switalski and Allen D. Bowers, all from Pittsburgh, and Louis S. Conley of Sewickley, Pa., have developed a high capacity drawer. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "One aspect of the invention relates to a  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Sept. 20)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Texas. *** Texas Inventor Develops Exhaust Gas Temperature Controlling Switch ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Michael Wear of Houston has developed a method for controlling exhaust gas temperature . According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A method for controlling exhaust gas temperature of a combustion engine comprising: setting predefined high and low exhaust temperatures;  more

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Updates Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 5 -- The American College of Physicians issued the following news release: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), updating its 2002 report, now recommends against routine prostate cancer screening for men over the age of 75. More evidence is needed to determine if men under 75 could benefit from screening. Previously, the Task Force concluded that there was insufficient scientific evidence to recommend screening for all men, and found inconclusive evidence tha  more

U.S. PROVIDES $50,000 TO PUNJAB POLICE FOR FLOOD RELIEF IN RAJANPUR
LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept. 8 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: The United States Government has provided $50,000 in emergency assistance to the Punjab Police force which is assisting with flood relief operations in Rajanpur. "The U.S. Government strongly supports the efforts of national, provincial and local government to provide assistance for flood relief operations in Rajanpur," U.S Consulate Lahore Principal Officer Bryan D. Hunt stated while presenting Inspector Gen  more

U.S. PROVIDES OVER $24 MILLION FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH IN CAMBODIA
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: The U.S. Government and the Royal Government of Cambodia will sign a four-year bilateral agreement that will provide $26 million in funding to support Cambodian priorities in economic growth. Of that amount, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide $24 million in funding, and the Cambodian government will provide $2 million of in kind support. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John D.  more

U.S. PROVIDES OVER $34 MILLION FOR HEALTH AND EDUCATION IN CAMBODIA
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Aug. 25 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: The U.S. Government and the Royal Government of Cambodia will sign amendments to two bilateral agreements that will provide $34.3 million in 2008 funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support Cambodian priorities in health and education. U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Joseph A. Mussomeli and Samdech Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia, will preside over the signing. H.E. Hor Namh  more

U.S. REACHES OUT TO VIETNAMESE PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS
HANOI, Vietnam, Aug. 18 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the text of the following news release: U.S. Embassy officials from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in collaboration with UNAIDS and the Health Policy Initiative, met Saturday with a group of 70 representatives of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) to discuss a newly established national network and to discuss projects and activities for 2009. Workshop participants discussed PLHIV's interest in expanding a number  more

U.S. Stakeholders Invited to Participate in New ISO Activities
NEW YORK, April 24 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is leading efforts to inform U.S. stakeholders about five new international standardization activities in the areas of financial services, consumer products and services, and safety. As the official U.S. member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ANSI works to increase U.S. awareness of international standardization iss  more

U.S.-SPONSORED SEMINAR HELPS PAKISTAN ESTABLISH TEACHER ACCREDITATION STANDARDS IN PAKISTAN
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: The United States government through its Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Ministry of Education (MoE), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today launched a two-day seminar to establish teaching accreditation standards in Pakistan. "Teachers play a key role in building the future of a nation," said Dr. Randy L. Hatfield, Dire  more

UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH'S INFORMATION LETTER REGARDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE OF FLUORIDES IN MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF DENTAL CARIES
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration issued the following information letter: 1. This Information Letter introduces recommendations for the use of various strengths of fluoride as a component of the medical model for treating dental caries. See Attachment A for these recommendations which are based on published and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) systematic reviews of the dental literature regarding fluoride use in adults. 2. Q  more

UNDERGRADUATE FALL OPEN HOUSE ON SEPT. 20
HAMDEN, Conn., Sept. 2 -- Quinnipiac University has issued the following news release: High school seniors, juniors and transfer students and their parents are invited to explore college, careers and the admissions process at our Fall Open House on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plan to arrive between 9:00 and 11 a.m. and you can. * Talk with faculty members from academic programs in the schools of Business, Health Sciences, Communications, Education and the College of Art  more

UNESCO FORUM ON LIVING BETTER AND LONGER
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 12 -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization issued the following news release: Leading French and international health researchers and practitioners will present the latest advances in medicine, genetics and geriatrics at a forum on "Longevity and Quality of Life: Latest advances for staying young longer" at UNESCO Headquarters on 16 September. The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, will open the forum which will feature the   more

Unholy row in Nepal over secular budget
Kathmandu, Sept. 20 -- Violence erupted in Basantapur Durbar Square, the heart of Kathmandu city and a prime tourist draw where the palace of living goddess Kumari is located, Saturday as local youths went on the warpath protesting the lack of state funds for ritual sacrifices during Hindu festivals. The area resembled a battlefield from early morning as hundreds of local youths went on the rampage, smashing down metal road dividers, kicking down billboards and setting them on fire and raisin  more

UNION BENEFIT OFFICIALS IN NEW YORK CITY SENTENCED OVER THEFT OF HEALTH PLAN ASSETS
NEW YORK, Dec. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration issued the following news release: Officials of the Local 23 Fringe Benefit Fund in New York City were sentenced December 14 by the Southern District Court of New York to incarceration and were ordered to repay $150,000, and undergo three years of supervised release after serving their prison terms. Manuel Moscoso, the fund's trustee, was sentenced to one year in prison while fund secretary Jadwig  more

UNION ZAAR MINE RECORDS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW, TEMPORARY MINE AREA CLOSURE
EUREKA, Calif., Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Six Rivers National Forest - issued the following press release: Six Rivers National Forest Supervisor Tyrone Kelley announced today the availability of the Administrative Record pertaining to the Union Zaar Mine Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) Project. The Administrative Record consists of studies and other documents related to actions completed, or decisio  more

United Fresh Association Hires Industry Veteran Claudia Wenzing
WASHINGTON, April 7 -- The United Fresh Produce Association issued the following news release: United Fresh Produce Association announced today that Claudia Wenzing, a member of the senior staff of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) for the past 12 years, will join United Fresh April 28 as Vice President of Business Development. "Claudia is known throughout the produce industry for her passion, motivation and commitment," said United Fresh President Tom Stenzel. "We are thrilled th  more

UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER AWARDED FULL ACCREDITATION
ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 7 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: The University of Georgia's Health Center was awarded the highest recognition for health care organizations, accreditation for all services. The three-day unannounced survey was conducted recently by the Joint Commission, the most prestigious health care accrediting body in the country. The review found the health center in full compliance. The health center voluntarily goes through the rigorous accreditati  more

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON TO OFFER FIRST CORROSION ENGINEERING PROGRAM
AKRON, Ohio, June 17 -- University of Akron issued the following news release: The University of Akron's proposed new corrosion engineering program -- the first bachelor's degree program of its kind in the United States -- is moving closer to development due to $500,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The funding was given to the university June 17 in a check ceremony held in Buchtel Hall. Attendees from the DoD's Office of Corrosion Policy and Oversight included:   more

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON TO SHARE BACK-OFFICE TECHNOLOGIES WITH LORAIN
AKRON, Ohio, June 13 -- University of Akron issued the following news release: UA and Lorain County Community College have signed an agreement to share "back office" technologies that will benefit both institutions and serve as a model for the new University System of Ohio and nationwide. UA President Dr. Luis M. Proenza and Dr. Roy Church, president of Lorain County Community College, signed the agreement on May 30. In the agreement, UA will act as a service provider for LCCC enterprise   more

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE OF NURSING TO INTRODUCE NEW CURRICULUM ON ALCOHOL USE DISORDERS
CINCINNATI, Sept. 3 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: Do you drink? "That question doesn't get you anywhere with patients. What if they say no?", says Christine Savage, PhD, associate professor and director of graduate health nursing at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Nursing. Savage is the editor of a new set of Web-based curriculum modules on alcohol abuse and alcoholism on track for classroom use at UC in fall 2009 and at nursing schools acro  more

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI TO HOST ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TOWN HALL MEETING ON SEPT. 15
CINCINNATI, Aug. 29 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: The University of Cincinnati (UC) Center for Environmental Genetics and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) invite residents of Greater Cincinnati to discuss their concerns about the environment at a town hall meeting: "Your Home, Your Health, Your Voice." The event, which is open to the public, will take place at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Monday, Sept. 1  more

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI TO HOSTS FREE PUBLIC FORUM ON MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH
CINCINNATI, Sept. 8 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: A free public forum on the University of Cincinnati's (UC) medical campus Sunday, Sept. 14, will give Greater Cincinnatians an opportunity to hear from leading experts about the state of mental health research today. Healthy Minds Across America is a national day of forums on the progress and promise of mental health research. The forums are being presented at 48 sites across the United States and Canada by   more

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE MEMBRANE PROTEIN SYMPOSIUM SET OCT. 6
DOVER, Del., Sept. 4 -- The University of Delaware issued the following news release: The annual Delaware Membrane Protein Symposium will be held Monday, Oct. 6, at Clayton Hall on the University of Delaware's Laird Campus in Newark. The keynote speaker will be Joshua Zimmerberg of the National Institutes of Health. Other speakers include David Cafiso of the University of Virginia, Wonhwa Cho of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Judith Klein-Seetharaman of the University of Pittsbu  more

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA COUNSELING STUDENT ONE OF ONLY 20 IN NATION TO ATTEND AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION SUMMER INSTITUTE
ATHENS, Ga., July 16 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: Kimber Shelton, a third-year doctoral student in counseling psychology in the University of Georgia's College of Education is one of only 20 participants in the nation selected to attend the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Psychology Summer Institute. Shelton, co-author of an article pending publication in the American Counseling Association Encyclopedia of Counseling, will p  more

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA MAKES INITIAL PAYMENT FOR HOMELESS SUPPORT UNDER NAVY SCHOOL AGREEMENT
ATHENS, Ga., April 23 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: The University of Georgia today paid the first $250,000 installment to the Athens Homeless Property Corporation, the next step in completing transfer of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School property to the university for use as a health sciences campus. The payment was triggered by the U.S. Department of Education's March 21 approval of UGA's application to acquire the Navy School property as a public benefi  more

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA'S CENTER FOR TROPICAL, EMERGING GLOBAL DISEASES TO HOST GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 11 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: The University of Georgia's Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases will host an international research symposium, "Global Health through Research," on Sept. 19 and 20 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel on the UGA campus. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the 18th Annual Molecular Parasitology/Vector Biology Symposium. To recognize and help cele  more

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN FACULTY AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS NATIONAL POVERTY, UNINSURED STATISTICS ON AUG. 26
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 21 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: The U.S. Census Bureau will release new national poverty and health insurance figures on Aug. 26, and University of Michigan experts are available to discuss the data. Experts include: Sheldon Danziger, the Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy and National Poverty Center director, is a scholar on poverty, income inequality, social welfare programs and policy. He also   more

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN NAMES KNIGHT-WALLACE JOURNALISM FELLOWS
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 1 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: The University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellows program has named eight international journalists for 2008-2009 in addition to the 12 national journalists selected in April. While on leave from regular duties, Knight-Wallace Fellows pursue custom-designed sabbatical studies and attend special, twice-weekly seminars at Wallace House, a gift from CBS newsman Mike Wallace and his wife Mary. The grou  more

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF NURSING PROFESSOR TALSMA WINS $350,000 ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION GRANT
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: AkkeNeel Talsma, an assistant professor of nursing business and health systems at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, is one of 15 winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's inaugural Nurse Faculty Scholar award. The three-year, $350,000 grant begins Sept. 1 and will support Talsma's study of operating-room nurses. She will investigate how staffing numbers, training levels and operati  more

UNIVERSITY OF RIO GRANDE CHOOSE OHIO FIRST PROGRAM
RIO GRANDE, Ohio, July 2 -- Rio Grande Community College issued the following news release: The University of Rio Grande is receiving nearly $1 million over the next five years from the state of Ohio to be used for scholarships as part of the Choose Ohio First program. The scholarships will help pay for tuition for four or five years of college education for students in certain programs, and the funding will be awarded to students for the upcoming 2008-2009 school year. Rio Grande and i  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO HOSTS U.S., MEXICO HEALTH RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
EL PASO, Texas, Sept. 10 -- The University of Texas at El Paso issued the following news release: Health experts from across the U.S. and Mexico will gather this week at UTEP to discuss health issues that impact both sides of the border. The US/Mexico Health Research Symposium is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Union Building East, Tomás Rivera Conference Center. UTEP's School of Nursing and College of Health Sciences will host  more

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM, HEALTH WAGON CONDUCTING FREE CLINICS FOR ADULTS WITH DIABETES
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 12 -- The University of Virginia's Health System issued the following news release: Residents of far southwestern Virginia with diabetes will be the beneficiaries of an initiative being launched this month by the University of Virginia Health System in partnership with The Health Wagon in Clinchco. On September 26 and 27, The Health Wagon will host the first in a series of no-fee endocrinology clinics. A three-person team from UVA will staff the clinic, providin  more

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING TRUSTEES TAKE PERSONNEL ACTIONS
LARAMIE, Wyo., Sept. 12 -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following retirements during their meeting today (Friday): Retirements Faculty College of Agriculture James Jacobs, emeritus professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Quentin D. Skinner, emeritus professor in the Department of Renewable Resources. College of Arts and Sciences Daniel Alan Buttry, emerit  more

UNIVERSITY PARK ALLIANCE, UNIVERSITY OF AKRON TELL RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS TO 'TAKE A BIKE'
AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 12 -- University of Akron issued the following news release: Symbols indicating shared bicycle-vehicle roadways, referred to as "sharrows," freshly label streets in Akron's University Park neighborhood. Soon, additional streets will be striped with bicycle lanes and still others, designated as bicycle boulevards. The bicycle-friendly streets, along with newly installed bike racks and corrals, bike route signage, educational programs on bike safety and new bicycles for neighb  more

UNREGULATED NANOPARTICLES FROM DIESEL ENGINES INHIBIT LUNGS
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 20 -- The University of Michigan issued the following news release: Diesel engines emit countless carbon nanoparticles into the air, slipping through government regulation and vehicle filters. A new University of Michigan simulation shows that these nanoparticles can get trapped in the lungs and inhibit the function of a fluid that facilitates breathing. Lung surfactant is a fluid containing protein and lipid molecules. It reduces surface tension in the lungs, preven  more

UPDATE FROM SEN. CORNYN
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- The office of Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, issued the following newsletter: I've spent the last five weeks in Texas traveling from small towns in West Texas to the big cities of Houston and Dallas, and I can tell you firsthand that everything truly is bigger in Texas. Texans with big visions and goals all across the Lone Star State sat down with me and discussed issues that are most important to them and their families, including health care, energy, economic growth and t  more

US knowingly violating regulations by dumping e-waste in India
Washington, Sept. 20 -- A new report has proved that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), US Government's environmental watchdog, has knowingly allowed toxic e-waste to be shipped to countries like India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam, in direct violation of the agency's regulations. According to a report in Scientific American, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knows that most of the 1.9 million tons (1.7 million metric tons) of discarded cell phones, computers  more

US$ 4.2-MILLION HEALTH RESPONSE LAUNCHED FOR HAITI
GENEVA, Sept. 12 -- The United Nations World Health Organization issued the following news release: WHO and its partners urgently need US$ 4.2 million to provide health care for many of the 800 000 people - including children and pregnant women - affected by successive tropical storms in Haiti. During August and September, extreme natural events (hurricanes and flooding) have killed at least 300 people in Haiti, damaged and disrupted health facilities, and displaced thousands. Of those aff  more

UTAH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSIONER SEDERBURG TO VISIT DIXIE STATE COLLEGE CAMPUS, SEPT. 16
ST. GEORGE, Utah, Sept. 10 -- Dixie State College of Utah issued the following news release: Newly appointed Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) Commissioner William A. Sederburg will pay a visit to the Dixie State College of Utah campus this Tuesday, Sept. 16. Commissioner Sederburg's visit is the second stop on his month-long tour of Utah's public higher education institutions. According to a press release provided by USHE, Commissioner Sederburg, along with some members of the Uta  more

UZOCHUKWU ADDRESSES PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, POLLUTION PREVENTION IN NIGERIA
GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 8 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Dr. Godfrey A. Uzochukwu, director of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's Interdisciplinary Waste Management Institute, joined a team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professors last semester to address preventive medicine and pollution prevention in Enugu, Nigeria. Uzochukwu conducted a pollution prevention workshop for 300 local offic  more

VA AWARDS $32 MILLION FOR NEW AMERICAN LAKE NURSING HOME
OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 5 -- The Washington state Department of Veterans Affairs issued the following news release: To make sure Washington state veterans continue to receive health care meeting the highest standards, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is awarding a contract worth $32.7 million for construction of a new nursing home on the grounds of the Department's American Lake VA Medical Center in Tacoma. "This contract honors our commitment to care for the men and women of Washingt  more

Vaccination Requirement Reduces Racial Disparities
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., March 3 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: In 1997, the Illinois Department of Public Health mandated hepatitis B vaccination before students entered 5th grade. Before this requirement, black and Hispanic students were less likely than white students to be immunized against hepatitis B. The study, "Effect of a School-Entry Vaccination Requirement on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hepatitis B Immunization Coverage Levels Among Pu  more

VAZQUEZ NAMED WAUBONSEE'S FEATURED STUDENT FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
SUGAR GROVE, Ill., Sept. 18 -- Waubonsee Community College issued the following news release: Waubonsee Commmunity College nursing student Angel Vazquez, of Aurora, is proof that, sometimes, even if you don't take a direct route, you can still get to your dream job. Because of his commitment to his nursing course work and passion for the health care field, Vazquez has been named Waubonsee's Featured Student for the month of September. The son of Puerto Rican immigrants, Vazquez grew up in   more

Vendors Demonstrate Steps Taken to Implement HITSP Interoperability Standards
NEW YORK, March 21 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: Thirty-six vendors in the healthcare information technology industry led efforts to implement the first set of interoperability standards identified by the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP). Operating under contract to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HITSP has been working since late 2005 to define the technical standards necessary to assure the  more

VERMONT STATE HOSPITAL RECEIVES FULL ACCREDITATION BY NATION'S PREMIER HEALTH CARE CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATION
MONTPELIER, Vt., Sept. 12 -- The Vermont Department of Developmental and Mental Health Services issued the following news release: By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, the Vermont State Hospital (VSH) has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization which accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the U  more

VETERAN'S HEALTH CARE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT 2008 ROCHESTER PUERTO RICAN FESTIVAL
ALBANY, N.Y., July 22 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs' Healthcare Network Upstate New York issued the following news release: Representative from the Canandaigua VA Medical Center and Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic will be available from 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m. at the 2008 Rochester Puerto Rican Festival. The festival is being held in the Frontier Field VIP Parking lot August 1-3. VA staff will answer questions regarding VA Health Care eligibility and benefits.  more

VETERANS BEING OFFERED 'A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT'
BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 4 -- The Idaho Department of Commerce & Labor issued the following news release: Military veterans will find the help they need during the northern Idaho Stand Down on Saturday, Sept. 13, in Post Falls. This event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 5555 E. Seltice Way, offers veterans "a hand up, not a hand out" as they cope with various problems including life on the streets. In addition to meals being served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., veterans will hav  more

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION ISSUES DIRECTIVE REGARDING VHA CONSULT POLICY
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration issued the following directive: 1. PURPOSE: This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive defines policy for management of the clinical consultation process and describes processes of care related to those consults associated with clinical consultation. NOTE: This Directive is not relevant for other uses of the consult functionality, such as requesting prosthetic items. 2. BACKGROUND a.  more

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION ISSUES NOTICE REGARDING RESCISSION OF VHA DIRECTIVE 5113, OUTSIDE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration issued the following notice: 1. By direction of the Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VHA Directive 5113, Outside Professional Activities, dated February 3, 1997, has been rescinded. It was rescinded by VA Handbook 5025, Part IV, Paragraph 2, dated April 15, 2002, 2. All inquiries concerning this action need to be addressed to the VHA Workforce Management and Cons  more

VETERANS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
WASHINGTON, May 27 -- Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif. (14th CD), issued the following newsletter: Dear Friend, Our nation just celebrated Memorial Day to honor those who have given so much in service to our nation. I'm privileged to represent thousands of veterans as well as those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. I want to give you an important update on legislation I voted for that benefits military personnel and veterans. I voted for and the House passed the most comprehensive update to   more

Veterans Stand With Bob Lord, Say Shadegg Betrayed Them
PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 16 -- The campaign of Bob Lord, a Democrat, running for Congress in Arizona's 3rd Congressional District, issued the following news release: Arizona veterans are supporting Bob Lord because he will stand with our troops and military families. These veterans agree that Shadegg has failed to support our troops before voting himself nine pay raises. Bob Lord said two months ago that he won't take a congressional pay raise until troops get a pay raise and the National Gua  more

VIDEO AIMS TO EDUCATE PUBLIC ON HOME IMPROVEMENT SAFEGUARDS
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Sept. 12 -- The city of Bloomington issued the following press release: Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Gaal and the Elder Crimes Task Force, in collaboration with the City of Bloomington, have released a public education project entitled, "Home Improvement Fraud: What You Need To Know." The project is a 30-minute educational video aimed at educating people about potential fraudulent home improvement practices. It features topics such as choosing the right contr  more

VIRGINIA SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDS BIOSOLIDS INSPECTIONS
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 12 -- The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: In its first six months of operation, the Department of Environmental Quality's biosolids program inspected more than 42 percent of the fields and 73 percent of the farms where biosolids were spread in Virginia, DEQ Director David K. Paylor announced today. "This represents a level of inspection for the land application of biosolids that Virginia has not seen before," Paylor said.  more

VIROQUA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCEPTS LT. GOV. LAWTON'S ENERGY STAR SCHOOL CHALLENGE
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 10 -- The Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton issued the following news release: Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton today announced that the Viroqua Area School District accepted the Lt. Governor's Energy Star School Challenge, a commitment to reduce energy consumption by ten percent. "School districts are true leaders when it comes to energy efficiency," Lawton said. "Tight budgets demand it. I am proud that the leaders of Viroqua Area School District have accepted the challen  more

VISN 1 NEWSLETTER, SEPTEMBER 2008
BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 1 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs' New England Health Care System issued the following newsletter: Message from the Network Director During recent visits to the medical centers I had the opportunity to participate in the presentation of several "Secretary's Hands and Heart" awards. This award has always struck me as one of the highest honors a VA clinician could receive. It signifies that the individual treated the veterans with respect, kindness and empathy, th  more

WALK-IN HEPATITIS TESTING CLINICS SET UP AT SCOTLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR CARDIOLOGY OFFICE'S PATIENTS
RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 15 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: The Scotland County Health Department, working in partnership with the N.C. Division of Public Health, has set up three open walk-in clinics offering free blood tests to patients who had cardiac stress tests at Scotland Cardiology in Laurinburg, Scotland County, within the last 14 months. Those patients may have been exposed to hepatitis C or other blood-borne illnesses dur  more

Warning: New Skin Cancer Study Finds Outdoor Workers Are Less Likely To Get Screened For Skin Cancer
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 5 -- The American Academy of Dermatology issued the following news release: While occupational risks are inherent in many jobs, workers who make a living toiling in the sun face an increased threat of skin cancer from repeated overexposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Now, new research finds that workers who need skin exams the most by nature of their occupation - such as construction, forestry, fishing and farming workers - are the least likely to get the  more

Washington Dems: Rossi On Women's Health: 'Shall I Compare Thee To A Leaky Bathtub?'
SEATTLE, Sept. 12 -- The Washington Democratic Party issued the following news release: Republican Dino Rossi's staunch opposition to a woman's right to choose was on display again this week, this time married with a patently offensive and insensitive analogy that attempts to justify Rossi inserting his personal religious beliefs into decisions that should remain exclusively between a woman and her doctor. In a Seattle Times report on the gubernatorial candidates' positions on social issues,   more

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY AT SPOKANE DESIGN RESEARCH LECTURE TO FOCUS ON HEALTH IMPACT OF BUILDING DESIGN
SPOKANE, Wash., March 13 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Does the design of the places you work and live affect your health? Can a change in those designs make a positive impact on your wellbeing? The Design Institute at Washington State University Spokane is hosting "Built Environment and Public Health," a lecture that will address how design can prevent and reduce illnesses affecting the public. Kenn Daratha, assistant professor in the College of  more

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY CHOOSES POTENTIAL DEVELOPER FOR PINE STREET PROPERTY
SPOKANE, Wash., May 8 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Washington State University has selected NexCore Group of Denver to enter into negotiations for possible development of the Pine Street Project at the Riverpoint Campus, the subject of a request for proposals the university published in late March. The proposals were reviewed by the WSU real estate committee and an independent consultant. Their consensus was that the NexCore Group proposal best   more

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY INTERCOLLEGIATE COLLEGE OF NURSING WELCOMES NEW ASSOCIATE DEAN ROLL OF RESEARCH
SPOKANE, Wash., June 27 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: The Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing has hired John Roll as associate dean for research. Roll recently served as the director of the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training at WSU. Roll will begin his new position Aug. 1. As associate dean, he will be responsible for facilitating faculty research at the College of Nursing, collaborating with s  more

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY PHARMACY PROFESSOR MEADOWS RECEIVES NIH SENIOR SCIENTIST AWARD
PULLMAN, Wash., Aug. 27 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: A longtime Washington State University researcher investigating the connection between alcohol and cancer has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Professor Gary Meadows was awarded the Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award, which will allow him more time for research and fo  more

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY RELEASES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PINE STREET PROPERTY
SPOKANE, Wash., March 27 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Washington State University has issued a request for proposals from developers for approximately 3.5 acres on the Riverpoint Campus, east of Pine Street between Main Avenue and Spokane Falls Boulevard. The university will consider proposals for one or more 80-year maximum ground leases on four parcels. Development proposals must address how the developer will plan, finance, develop, and opera  more

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY SPOKANE CELEBRATES 18TH COMMENCEMENT
SPOKANE, Wash., April 30 -- Washington State University-Spokane issued the following news release: Years of discipline and hard work will culminate on Friday, May 2 as Washington State University Spokane celebrates the success of its 18th class of graduates. Chancellor Brian Pitcher will preside over the ceremony recognizing the accomplishments of 437 students. The commencement program begins at 2 p.m. in the Spokane Convention Center Ballroom 100 at 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd. There are no tic  more

WAYNE CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF AUG. 19 MEETING
WAYNE, Mich., Aug. 19 -- The Wayne City Council issued the following meeting minutes: 8:00 P.M. A regular meeting of the Wayne City Council was held on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of Wayne City Hall, 3355 South Wayne Road. Mayor Haidous called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. and led the Council and the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Members Present: Mayor Abdul Haidous, Mayor Pro Tem Donna M. McEachern, Thomas H. Kelly, Albert M.  more

WE NEED MORE OVERSIGHT OF U.S. ENERGY MARKETS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., issued the following column: You might not think it possible for a single company to control 11 percent of the oil market -- but that's exactly what happened earlier this year. We now know that a firm headquartered in Switzerland, named Vitol, controlled 57.7 million barrels of oil on NYMEX until June 6. To put that in perspective, this translates to almost three times as much oil as the United States consumes in a single day. Why i  more

Weaver-Griggs Named Associate Vice President For Academic Affairs, Health And Human Services Division
ROCK HILL, S.C., Aug. 12 -- The South Carolina Technical College System's York Technical College issued the following press release: York Technical College has announced that Linda Weaver-Griggs will assume the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Health and Human Services Division, on August 13. She holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from USC and many advanced certifications related to early childhood, including national board certification as an early   more

Webinar on Ethical Considerations for Engineering Solutions
CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 13 -- The Air and Waste Management Association issued the following news release: The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present a Webinar, "Unintended Consequences: Ethical Considerations for Engineering Solutions," September 30 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. "This Webinar will educate participants about the unforeseen environmental consequences and ethical ramifications of engineering solutions," said Adrianne Carolla, A&WMA Executive Director. "Anyone who is inte  more

Webinars on Environmental Risk Management and the NSR PM 2.5 Rule
CHICAGO, July 10 -- The Air and Waste Management Association issued the following news release: The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present two Webinars for environmental professionals this August: "Environmental Risk Management," August 6 at 2:00 p.m. EST, and "A Small Problem: The New NSR PM 2.5 Rule," August 27 at 2:00 p.m. EST. "These Webinars will provide convenient opportunities for participants to get up to date on some of the latest environmental issues," said Adria  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. FRELINGHUYSEN, SEPT. 12: MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY HEALTH DAY
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, R-N.J. (11th CD), issued the following newsletter: This week, Representative Frelinghuysen visited the Morristown Community Health Day and met with many of its participants. For over 13 years, Morristown Memorial Hospital has worked with partners in the community to hold an annual health day. Free screenings are provided as well as educational information and facts on prevention. "Events like Morristown Community Health Day are vital  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. FRELINGHUYSEN, SEPT. 12: ZUFALL HEALTH CENTER GROWS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, R-N.J. (11th CD), issued the following newsletter: Zufall Health Center in Dover has received two grants totaling nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funding is being used to develop a new facility in Morristown that provides both primary and preventative health services. It will also contain dentistry, mental health, and substance abuse services. The project focuses on underserved groups includi  more

WEGMANS EXPANDS DATES OF BAGEL RECALL, INCLUDES ADDITIONAL BAKERY PRODUCTS
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 11 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Food & Drug Administration issued the following recall notice: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has expanded the voluntary recall of in-store made bagels and bialys first announced on Wednesday, September 10. The recall is now expanded to include Challah bread and in-store baked bagels, bialys and rolls. These products were sold in Wegmans' bakery department between June 19 and September 11, 2008. The recall was initiat  more

WELL-ELDERS THANKED BY NORTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine, Nov. 30 -- Northern Maine Community College issued the following news release: Senior citizens from throughout Aroostook County were acknowledged for the important role they are playing in the education and training of the region's future nurses at a tea held recently on the Northern Maine Community College campus. The Well Elder program has been a part of the nursing curriculum at NMCC for more than 10 years. It pairs members of the first year nursing class with h  more

West Palm Beach Osteopathic Physician Elected as Third Vice President of the American Osteopathic Association
CHICAGO, Aug. 5 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Joseph A. Giaimo, D.O., of West Palm Beach, Fla., was elected third vice president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees during its recent annual business meeting in Chicago. A fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and the American College of Chest Physicians, Dr. Giaimo is an AOA-board certified internal and pulmonary medicine osteopathic physician in pri  more

WesternU VP Receives Leadership Award
POMONA, Calif., Sept. 5 -- Western University of Health Sciences issued the following press release: Shirley Johnston, DVM, PhD, Vice President of University Advancement at Western University of Health Sciences, received the 2008 Industry Leadership Award from Banfield, The Pet Hospital in Portland, Ore. Johnston, the founding dean of WesternU's College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, Calif., received a bronze statue by sculptor Jim Gion, a $20,000 scholarship in her name and an engraved  more

WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF JULY 10 MEETING
GREENSBURG, Pa., July 10 -- The Westmoreland County Commission issued the following meeting minutes: The Westmoreland County Commissioners with Tom Balya and Kim L. Ward, present, together with R. Mark Gesalman, County Solicitor, with Mr. Ceraso being absent, met in regular session beginning at 10:09 A.M. in the Commissioners; Meeting Room, Courthouse Square, Greensburg, PA, when the following business was transacted: Dr. John W. Seth, First United Methodist Church, Murrysville, PA gave th  more

WHAT'S NEW IN FLORIDA-WINTER 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 12 -- Florida USA issued the following 'travel news' press release: While temperatures across the country take a nose dive this winter, head to Florida to heat things up. From outdoor art festivals to waterfront New Year's Eve celebrations, a trip to Florida is the perfect way to get rid of the winter chills. (Listings are organized by city from North to South). Exhibits and shows TALLAHASSEE - The nationally renowned exhibit, Our Body: The Universe Within comes  more

With money in the kitty, India is safe
NEW DELHI, India, Sept. 20 -- Self-righteousness is a mask that can get ripped off by the lure of money and comfort. There was a time in the not-too-distant past when India for the western cricket world was a place where naked sadhus and elephants roamed the streets. It was a place where playing cricket was a compulsion and not a necessity and most topnotch players, fearing for their health and physical well-being, preferred to give the "uncivilised world" a miss. This perception has chang  more

WOMEN'S STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER AND ETHICS CENTER EXHIBIT EXPLORES HEALING POWER OF ART
WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 11 -- Brandeis University issued the following press release: In a region ravaged by HIV/AIDS and the long-term legacies of apartheid, how can South Africa begin to mend? From Wednesday, Jan. 16 through Tuesday, Feb. 26, "Healing, Community and Transformation: Student Visions from Johannesburg" will explore how art can be a means of healing and a powerful tool for change. The exhibition, presented by the Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC) and the International Cent  more

WOODBRIDGE BUSINESS OWNER PACE SENTENCED FOR DEFRAUDING VIRGINIA MEDICAID PROGRAM
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington Field Office issued the following press release: Hawa Weller-Pace, 48, of Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced today to 25 months in federal prison, followed by a term of three years supervised release, and ordered to pay $877,342 in restitution to the government. Weller-Pace pled guilty on June 18, 2008, to federal health care fraud charges in connection with a scheme to defraud the Virgini  more

WORK GROUP TO ADDRESS HEALTH INSURANCE FOR LONG TERM CARE WORKERS
AUGUSTA, Maine, June 18 -- The Maine Department of Financial and Profesional Regulation issued the following news release: Acting at the request of the Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services, the Maine Bureau of Insurance has initiated a series of stakeholder meetings intended to identify specific options aimed at making health insurance more accessible to workers in nursing facilities and home health care settings. The newly formed workgroup held its first  more

Worker Safety Award Winners Honored at Annual Conference
NEW ORLEANS, April 16 -- The American Meat Institute issued the following news release: The American Meat Institute (AMI) announced the 2008 winners of the AMI-National Safety Council Worker Safety Recognition Awards today. The awards were presented at the 2008 Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources Conference, held April 13-15, at the Marriott Convention Center in the reinvigorated French Quarter of New Orleans. The awards recognize the efforts of meat packing and processing plants   more

Workers Safety, Health and Human Resources Conference Highlight: OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Standards Seminar
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- The American Meat Institute issued the following news release: For the second year, the AMI Foundation Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources Conference will offer a 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards compliance course specifically geared to meat industry applications. The conference will be held April 13-15, 2008, at the Marriott Convention Center in the reinvigorated French Quarter of New Orleans. The course, which is the fir  more

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, AWARDS
WELDON, N.C., Oct. 15 -- The North Carolina Community College System issued the following news release: Each year, the North Carolina agencies most responsible for preparing the state's workforce hold a conference to learn from each other and to honor success stories. Community colleges are a major partner in this endeavor and that role is reflected in their presence among award recipients. The conference focuses on building partnerships and providing better service to employers and job se  more

Workplace Safety And Needlestick Injuries Are Top Concerns For Nurses
SILVER SPRING, Md., June 24 -- The American Nurses Association issued the following news release: The American Nurses Association (ANA) today announced the findings of the 2008 Study of Nurses' Views on Workplace Safety and Needlestick Injuries, an independent nationwide survey of more than 700 nurses. According to the latest research, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of U.S. nurses say needlestick injuries and blood borne infections remain major concerns, and 55 percent believe their workplace  more

WORLD RABIES DAY 2008
PHOENIX, Sept. 9 -- Maricopa County issued the following press release: What is rabies? * Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals. * It is almost always fatal once symptoms appear. * The most important global source of rabies in humans is from uncontrolled rabies in dogs. * The major source of rabies in humans can be eliminated through ensuring adequate animal vaccination and control, educating those at risk, and enhanci  more

World's Largest Meeting of Ear, Nose and Throat Doctors at AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 4 -- The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued the following news release: The 2008 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF)-the largest meeting of ear, nose, and throat doctors in the world-will convene September 21 - 24, 2008 in Chicago. Featuring more than 165 scientific research sessions, 200 posters, and over 300 instruction course hours for attendees, the Annual Meeting is a unique oppo  more

World's Oldest and Largest Cancer Research Organization Elects New Leadership
PHILADELPHIA, April 8 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: American Association for Cancer Research chooses officers, directors and nominating committee members for 2008 and beyond PHILADELPHIA - Tyler E. Jacks, Ph.D., of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been named president-elect of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). He succeeds Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., provost and executive vice president for academ  more

WORLDWIDE ACTIVISTS DISCUSS HOW TO SUSTAIN DEMOCRACY, STOP 'BACKSLIDING'
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following newsletter: The Legal Community of Pakistan, the Journalists of Somalia, and the Monks of Burma won awards for exceptional courage in working for freedom and democracy at a world conference of democracy supporters from 100 countries in April. The delegates struggled to prevent "backsliding" or movement back towards dictatorship that has unsettled democracy movements in many post-Soviet countries, as well   more

Writer Villasenor to Visit Cerritos College
NORWALK, Calif., Feb. 12 -- Cerritos College issued the following news release: WHAT: Victor Villasenor, noted author, speaker, and peace activist, will speak at Cerritos College on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Room HS 102. For over 35 years, Villasenor has been inspiring students and teachers with his talks on the power of writing your own story. He will sign books after the talk. Villasenor's story is a powerful testament. After flunking third-grade twice, suffering th  more

WYOMING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ISSUES MINUTES OF APRIL 15 MEETING
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa., April 15 -- The Wyoming County Commission issued the following meeting minutes: Attendance: Anthony Litwin, Judy Kraft Mead, J. Stark Barton II, Commissioners, Atty. James Davis, Solicitor, Bill Gaylord, Chief Clerk Press: Deborah Courville, Rocket Courier and Josh Mrozinski, New-Age Examiner. Visitors: Debbie Raimondi, Director 911, Jeff Porter, Mike St.Clair, SadieWatson Champlavier, Hoyt Keiser, Keith Jordan, Lloyd Overfield, 911 Staff, Sara Vettorel, Lackawanna Tra  more

WYOMING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ISSUES MINUTES OF DEC. 18 MEETING
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa., Dec. 18 -- The Wyoming County Commission issued the following meeting minutes: In Attendance: Tony Litwin, Judy Kraft Mead, J. Stark Bartron II, Commissioners, Atty. James Davis, Solicitor, Bill Gaylord, Chief Clerk Press: Josh Mrozinsky, New Age Examiner Visitors: Dan Racht, Juvenile Probation Officer, Sharon Davis, Sandra Ritz, County Auditors, Jim Blachek, Benefits Group Tony Litwin, Chairman, opened the meeting at 9:00 am with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Fla  more

WYOMING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ISSUES MINUTES OF FEB. 19 MEETING
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa., Feb. 19 -- The Wyoming County Commission issued the following meeting minutes: In Attendance: Tony Litwin, Judy Kraft Mead, J. Stark Bartron II, Commissioners, Atty. James Davis, Solicitor, Bill Gaylord, Chief Clerk Press: Josh Mrozinski, New Age Examiner, Deborah Courville, Rocket Courier Visitors: CDBG Public Hearing #3, John Jennings and Nancy Lloyd, Wyoming County Housing Authority, Stacey Huber and Roger Hadsall, Tunkhannock Boro Municipal Authority, Pat Ehrenzell  more

WYOMING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ISSUES MINUTES OF MARCH 4 MEETING
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa., March 4 -- The Wyoming County Commission issued the following meeting minutes: In Attendance: Tony Litwin, Judy Kraft Mead, Commissioners, Bill Gaylord, Chief Clerk Press: Josh Mrozinski, New Age Examiner, Deborah Courville, Rocket Courier Visitors: Peggy Harbaugh, Wyoming County United Way, Cheryl McGovern, Department of Health, Regina Allen, Cancer Institution, Ed Freeman Tony Litwin, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 9:20 am following the Wyoming County Pr  more

YELLOW RIBBON WEEK - SEPT. 14-20
BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 14 -- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued the following press release: The 2008 Louisiana Yellow Ribbon Youth Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week Activities are supported by the Department of Health and Hospitals-Office of Mental Health, Louisiana Partnership for Youth Suicide Prevention and the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program. For more information about Yellow Ribbon Week, contact Trina Evans-Williams, MPH, State Project Director for   more

YOUTH CENTER REOPENS AT USAG VICENZA
VICENZA, Italy, Sept. 11 -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command, European Region issued the following news release: By Diana Bahr USAG Vicenza Public Affairs Just in time for back-to-school activities, the Villaggio Youth Center officially re-opened its doors Sept. 5 with a barbecue and dance for youth in grades 6-12 at U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Italy. The renovation project, which began in January at a cost of 214,000 euro - roughly $340,000 - was completed in phases, allo  more

Zebrafish Enable Scientists to Study the Migration of Neurons that Enable Sexual Maturity
AUGUSTA, Ga., June 4 -- The Medical College of Georgia issued the following news release: Scientists are watching a small group of neurons that enable sexual maturity and fertility make a critical journey: from where they form, near the developing nose, to deep inside the brain. They believe their studies in the transparent embryo of the zebrafish will help explain why some neurons don't make it and enable better ways to help children who don't sexually mature as a result. "They can go   more

Zinc Supplementation Reduces the Duration, Severity of Diarrhea
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Feb. 4 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Diarrhea is a major health problem, especially in the developing world. It is estimated that diarrheal disease is responsible for roughly 21 percent of all deaths in children younger than 5 worldwide. In "A Meta-analysis of the Effects of Oral Zinc in the Treatment of Acute and Persistent Diarrhea," researchers found the duration of acute and persistent diarrhea was significantly shorter w  more




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