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Energy Newsletter for Sunday October 26, 2008
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Energy Newsletter for Sunday October 26, 2008


Energy Newsletter for Sunday October 26, 2008 ( 938 items )  

$10 MILLION FOR MOUND CLEAN-UP PASSES HOUSE IN FY09 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Rep. Michael R. Turner (OH-03) announced that $10 million passed the U.S. House last night in the FY09 Defense Authorization Bill for the clean-up of the Miamisburg Mound. Rep. Turner said, "After working with Congressman Dave Hobson to secure $30 million for the Miamisburg Mound cleanup in 2005, this final investment should be what is needed to reach the finish line. Completing the cleanup wi  more

'BAILOUT: WHAT'S NEXT' PANEL TO FEATURE ACADEMIC, BANKING, SMALL BUSINESS, PERSONAL FINANCE EXPERTS
HOUSTON, Oct. 20 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: As the U.S. enters a period of financial uncertainty marked by falling stock prices and a credit crisis, many people have questions about what to expect in the months ahead. On Wednesday (Oct. 22), the University of Houston's C. T. Bauer College of Business will convene a panel of experts to shed light on the economic downturn. "Bailout: What's Next," will feature a team of academic, banking, small business an  more

'BIOLOGICAL CLOCK' GENES CONTROL PLANT GROWTH
CORVALLIS, Ore., Sept. 15 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: More than 125 years ago Charles Darwin first reported that most plants grow in a spurt during the night, not the day - and this week, scientists are reporting the discovery of the genes that control this phenomenon. These rhythmic growth spurts, and the ability of plants to move in response to light, are actually controlled by genes involved in circadian rhythms - the "biological clock" genes that are i  more

'BUILDINGS' AGAIN RANKS FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AMONG TOP TEN IN COUNTRY
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Oct. 20 -- The University of Iowa issued the following news release: For the fourth year in a row Buildings magazine has ranked University of Iowa Facilities Management among the 10 most proactive and innovative infrastructure managers in the nation. And its editors praised the department for tackling new projects while contending with the worst flood in the university's history. The trade publication's September issue ranks the UI department 10th among 44 organizations an  more

'GETTING BIOFUELS RIGHT' TOPIC OF LECTURE AT OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY ON FEB. 25
CORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 7 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: "Getting Biofuels Right: The Biofuel vs. Food and Environment Dilemma" is the subject of a free public lecture at Oregon State University on Monday, Feb. 25, by G. David Tilman, an ecologist with the University of Minnesota. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the C&E Auditorium at OSU's LaSells Stewart Center. Tilman's presentation is part of a 2007-08 OSU lecture series called "Food for Thought: History,  more

'HELPING CHILDREN SHAPE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE'
MOBILE, Ala., May 6 -- University of South Alabama issued the following news release: The Med School Café lecture for May will feature Dr. Daniel Preud'Homme, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. His talk will outline the causes of obesity in children and provide advice for both parents and children in developing a healthy lifestyle. His lecture, entitled "Helping Children Shape a Healthy Lifestyle," will take place on May 15, 2008, at 1  more

'Hoosier Field Of Dreams' At IU Homecoming On Oct. 17-25
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 13 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: "Hoosier Field of Dreams" is the theme of Indiana University's 2008 Homecoming in Bloomington. IU alumni, students and friends are invited to a host of activities, Oct. 17-25, including the 50th IU Homecoming parade, a Hoosier hysteria event to introduce the men's and women's basketball teams to fans, a traditional gridiron battle in Memorial Stadium, this year featuring the Hoosiers against Northwestern's Wil  more

'TURN OFF THE LIGHTS,' IS BEST WAY TO SAVE ENERGY
ALAMOSA, Colo., Oct. 2 -- Adams State College issued the following press release: Cameron Miller, member of the Adams State College EARTH energy subcommittee, presents Dr. Carol Guerrero-Murphy with a Kill-A-Watt device for her idea to "turn out the lights." During the spring 2008 EARTH week, the energy committee solicited ideas for conserving energy. "The committee liked Carol's idea best," Miller said. "It is a simple way to save electricity." The campus currently has a $400,000 elect  more

'U-Turn Udall' Ducks Vote
EAGLEWOOD, Colo., July 30 -- Former U.S. Rep. Bob Schaeffer, R-Colo., the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, issued the following campaign news release: Boulder Liberal Congressman Mark Udall reneged on a pledge to vote against an adjournment resolution until Congress passed an energy bill when he failed to show up for the vote today in the U.S. House of Representatives. Udall's vote could have killed the adjournment resolution since it passed by only one vote, 213-212. "Boulder Libe  more

'VINEGAR TOM' STAGED BY JENISON NATIVE
ALLENDALE, Mich., Oct. 22 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following press release: As a junior high student in 1994, Ben Cole was quite inspired by Grand Valley State University's Shakespeare Festival production of "Twelfth Night." This fall he returned to campus as a visiting professor and will direct students in the stage production "Vinegar Tom." Performances are November 14-15 and 20-22, at 7:30 p.m. and November 16, at 2 p.m., in the Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Art  more

2008 BIO International Convention's Innovation Corridor to Highlight the Future of Biotechnology
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Academics and industry leaders will showcase their innovative ideas on the next groundbreaking technologies in the life sciences at the 2008 BIO International Convention's Innovation Corridor poster sessions. Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the global event for biotechnology will take place June 17-20 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. The Innova  more

2008 WCA Convention
WASHINGTON, April 14 -- The Wireless Communications Association International issued the following news release: The Wireless Communications Association International's WCA 2008 will convene key players from government and industry to discuss "Capitalizing on the 4G Ecosystem" and feature cutting-edge discussion on broadband wireless applications. The convention's keynote speakers include Barry West, Sprint CTO and president of its XOHM business unit, who will discuss his company's upcoming X  more

2009 OKLAHOMA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE
STILLWATER, Okla., Oct. 22 -- Oklahoma State University's Spears School of Business issued the following news release: The OSU Center for Applied Economic Research in the Spears School of Business is offering the 2009 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference. Dr. Mark Snead is coordinating this conference with the State Department of CareerTech and the Center for Executive and Professional Development. Topics include the U.S. and Oklahoma Current Performance and Outlook with Chad Wilkerson, Vice   more

3RD ANNUAL MARINE, OUTDOOR RECREATION EXPO; 3,000 CHILDREN, FAMILIES EXPECTED FOR RECORD BREAKING EVENT
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 21 -- Assemblyman Joseph S. Saladino, R-Massapequa (12th District), issued the following press release: Imagine seeing numerous kite boards and colorful parachutes leaping into the sky performing their acrobatic stunts to the amazement of an expected 3,000 children and families. This kite boarding air show by Best Kiteboards is just one of the many terrific activities and displays that fill the day at the Jones Beach West End Boat Basin. The West End Boat Basin has a be  more

A NO-ENERGY ENERGY BILL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- Rep. Joseph R. Pitts, R-Pa. (16th CD), issued the following column: A vibrant democracy depends on the competing interests of various groups that offer a different view of the future. These "factions," as Madison called them in the Federalist Papers, when pitted against each other force some level of give and take. This, Madison argued, would serve as a check or a balance that would protect the nation. Of course, this requires some level of compromise from time to t  more

Accelerated R&D Credit in Senate Housing Package Will Enhance Biotech Innovation and Speed Therapeutic Discovery
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Hundreds of biotechnology start-ups will be encouraged to utilize an incentive for capital investments as a result of a provision included in the Housing Bill passed by the U.S. Senate today by a vote of 63-5. "Many biotech companies whose products have not yet made their way to market will be in a stronger position to carry out clinical trials and product development because of this provisio  more

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY MCNERNEY SPEAKS AT PRESENTATION TO PANEL ONE: DESIGNING SAFEGUARDS FOR THE FUTURE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation issued the text of the following remarks: INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON NEXT GENERATION SAFEGUARDS Patricia McNerney, Acting Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this conference on strengthening international nuclear safeguards. I am particularly pleased to share the podium with two of the world's greatest   more

ACTING CHAIRMAN LUKKEN TESTIFIES ON COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION'S REVIEW OF RECENT TRADING ACTIVITY IN FUTURES MARKETS BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following written testimony: Chairman Etheridge, Ranking Member Goodlatte, and other distinguished Members, thank you for inviting me to testify before this Committee about the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC or Commission) review of recent trading activity in the futures markets. One of the core missions of the CFTC is protecting the sanctity, effectiveness and efficiency of the central price discover  more

Action Alert: Food Prices Impacting School Meals
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 27 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: Due to the increase in food, milk and energy costs, combined with high labor and benefits costs, the federal school meal reimbursement no longer covers the cost to prepare a balanced, nutritious school meal. SNA is currently reviewing all legislative options to help address this crisis. You can take action now by emailing your Senators and Member of Congress to share how rising food prices are impactin  more

Action Alert: Increase School Lunch Funding
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 9 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: As food, milk, and energy costs continue to rise rapidly, it is increasingly more difficult for school nutrition programs to serve high quality, low cost school meals at the current federal reimbursement rates. Additionally, as the economy worsens more families than ever are turning to these programs to provide their children with healthy, inexpensive meals. To help school nutrition programs, Senat  more

ADAMS STATE COLLEGE TRUSTEES ENDORSE COLORADO PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP
ALAMOSA, Colo., Sept. 2 -- Adams State College issued the following press release: The Board of Trustees for Adams State College at its Aug. 29 meeting passed a resolution endorsing Ballot Initiative 113, which proposes to create the Colorado Promise Scholarship by eliminating a tax credit for large oil and gas companies. If approved by Colorado voters in November, the initiative would double the amount of need-based scholarships available to resident students attending public institutions of  more

Addressing integration
Kathmandu, Oct. 25 -- It is indeed a very welcome step that the government has taken by forming a commission of a professional group of people to suggest recommendations for reforming both the police forces (Civil police & the Armed Police Force (APF)) and the National Investigation Department (NID). This exercise of Security Sector Reform (SSR) was a much needed initiative. Now SSR in the judicial sector and prison administration should follow suit, since the main philosophy and ultimate aim of  more

Advanced Biofuels Will Slow Climate Change
WASHINGTON, April 7 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Biofuels from new sources such as switchgrass and algae will soon be widely and efficiently produced, thanks to ongoing industrial biotechnology research. BIO's World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing will present the latest research on advanced biofuels and biobased products that provide sustainable climate change solutions. More than 25 top company executives will join  more

AGA Commends President's Approval of Historic LIHEAP Funding and End to Offshore Exploration & Production Ban
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The American Gas Association issued the following news release: David N. Parker, president and CEO of the American Gas Association, (AGA) today released the following statement commending President George W. Bush for signing the FY09 Continuing Resolution (CR), which secured a record $5.1 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and ended a decades-long moratorium on natural gas and oil production on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS): "AGA co  more

AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD FROM PENNSYLVANIA TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION
ENOLA, Pa., May 22 -- Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors issued the following news release: Michael Pechart, Gov. Ed Rendell's agriculture policy director, was presented with the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors' Chairman's Distinguished Service Award at the association's 86th Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show in Hershey in May. The association's Executive Board created the award in 2000 to honor those men and women who have volunteered   more

AHRI Applauds Senate for Recognizing Energy Efficiency's Role as Economic Stimulus
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 4 -- The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute issued the following news release: The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) applauds the U.S. Senate's action to extend tax incentives that encourage consumers to purchase energy efficient heating and cooling equipment, as well as a provision that incentivizes commercial builders to construct highly efficient buildings. The Senate included these provisions in the economic rescue bill p  more

AKUS GALLERY TO PRESENT 'IT'S GETTING HOT IN HERE'
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Oct. 17 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: The Julian Akus Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present the exhibition, "It's Getting Hot in Here," from Oct. 23 - Dec. 11. The exhibit, which reflects greener lifestyle trends and sustainability, explores how this progressive philosophy effects art making. A reception that includes two performance pieces will be held on Oct. 23 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the gallery. The pub  more

ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY CONTENDS WITH ECONOMIC WOES IN ANNUAL FUNDRAISING PUSH
MONTGOMERY, Ala., June 20 -- Alabama State University issued the following news release: In the midst of a faltering economy and rising fuel and energy costs, officials at Alabama State University expressed concern today about sluggish contributions to the institution's Trust for Educational Excellence 2008. With $304,000 collected thus far, the University is less than one-third of the way toward meeting the $1 million fundraising goal by July 31. According to John F. Knight Jr., ASU's act  more

ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR BELIEVES EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT ON ALL LEVELS
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 17 -- Alabama State University issued the following news release: Alabama State University professor Daniel Lucas has a deep commitment to learning and a desire to share his knowledge with students at all levels. Lucas, who received a master's degree in English at Indiana University and a Ph.D. at Montana State University, understands what it takes to educate and become educated. He has three children who graduated from Montgomery Public Schools, have completed co  more

Alaska Chapter Of Associated Builders And Contractors Endorse Sen. Stevens
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 9 -- Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, issued the following campaign news release: Senator Ted Stevens has accepted the endorsement of the Alaska Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The organization threw its support behind Senator Stevens citing his anti-tax, pro-business legislative record. "During my 40 years representing Alaskans, I have proudly protected and bolstered small businesses, which form th  more

ALASKA REGULATORY COMMISSION ISSUES NOTICE OF TARIFF FOR GOLDEN VALLEY ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION
JUNEAU, Alaska, Sept. 23 -- The Alaska Regulatory Commission issued the following public notice: NOTICE OF UTILITY TARIFF FILING The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that GOLDEN VALLEY ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC. (GVEA), an electric utility, has filed a tariff revision designated as TA189-13. In TA189-13, GVEA proposes to add the Experimental Renewable Resource Purchase Program (the Program) to its tariff. GVEA states that the Program is designed to bridge the ga  more

AMENDMENT 58: HELP COLLEGES BY HELPING STUDENTS
ALAMOSA, Colo., Sept. 8 -- Adams State College issued the following press release: Opinion by Dr. David Svaldi, president of Adams State College Colorado has heard its wake-up call. Budget cuts earlier this decade, exacerbated by TABOR restrictions, took a particular toll on higher education. A 2006 study found Colorado's colleges were short $800 million, on average, compared to their peers in other states. Last year Colorado slipped to 49th place in the nation for per capita higher ed fundi  more

AMERICAN EAGLE DISCUSSES UTILITY BILLING
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo., April 21 -- Fort Leonard Wood issued the following news release: When: April 29 What: Media round table Who: American Eagle Communities: Heather Taylor - AE Property Manager, Richard Cole - AE Project Director, and Shane Stenger - Representative of Minol (via conference call) and Jaimie Young - Resident Outreach Officer Where: Fort Leonard Wood Significance: American Eagle Communities is slated to hold a media round table to discuss the current ongoing mock  more

AMERICAN ENERGY FREEDOM DAY MOVES US CLOSER TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following column: You probably didn't realize it or may not have heard anything about it, but we celebrated American Energy Freedom Day on October 1. On that day, the congressional ban on oil shale exploration and offshore drilling expired, opening access to an estimated 14 billion barrels of oil and nearly 100 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the deep waters off our nation's coast. Additionally, an estimated two  more

American Resort Development Association Celebrates Industry Leaders
WASHINGTON, April 15 -- The American Resort Development Association issued the following news release: The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) honored the 2008 ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) award winners at a gala ceremony and dinner during the Annual ARDA Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas. "The ACE awards are an honor we bestow as an industry on the highest level of excellence," said Howard Nusbaum, president and chief executive officer of ARDA. "They have demonstrated a  more

ANDERSON FORECAST: NATIONAL ECONOMY STALLED, BUT NO RECESSION FORECAST
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 -- The University of California at Los Angeles issued the following press release: In its third quarterly report of 2008, the UCLA Anderson Forecast continues to affirm that the national economy is not technically in a recession, noting in particular that the revised second-quarter 2008 gross domestic product rate was a surprisingly strong 3.3 percent. The Forecast readily acknowledges the current problems facing the economy and, recession or no recession, asserts that t  more

ANNE-MARIE MCDERMOTT AND JAMES GAFFIGAN TO PERFORM WITH NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 13 -- The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources' Symphony issued the following news release: Boldly emotive pianist Anne-Marie McDermott will perform with the North Carolina Symphony along with rising young American conductor James Gaffigan on October 24 &25 in Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. Performances begin at 8pm. Known as an artist who conveys great sensitivity and spirituality through her playing,   more

Another Hooray for School Milk
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 23 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: Drinking milk - regular or flavored - continues to be one of the key links to improving children and teen's nutrition intake. Kids who drink regular or flavored milk have better intake of crucial nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, potassium and magnesium, than non-milk drinkers, according to a study released this month in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The study als  more

APPA Calls Recent Gao Report On Electricity Market Restructuring 'Constructive' But 'Inconclusive'
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 -- The American Public Power Association issued the following news release: In response to a September 2008 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office entitled "Electricity Restructuring: FERC Could Take Additional Steps to Analyze Regional Transmission Organizations' Benefits and Performance," the American Public Power Association said the report was constructive in pointing out the lack of evidence on the benefits of Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs).   more

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FUEL ASSISTANCE TO HELP NEEDY FAMILIES KEEP WARM IN WINTER
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 17 -- The Virginia Department of Social Services issued the following news release: Applications for Fuel Assistance from the Virginia Department of Social Services' (VDSS) Energy Assistance Program are being accepted through Friday, Nov. 14, at local departments of social services. Families and individuals must apply through their local department of social services. "Recent warm temperatures have been a blessing for many, as they may not have had to use heat yet - but  more

ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENTS, FACULTY MEMBER UNEARTH AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY
MANKATO, Minn., June 23 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: A group of college students has unearthed some significant historical and cultural findings on Prairie Island. The students have been excavating sites since May 19 on Wakonade Drive just up the road from U.S. Lock and Dam No. 3. They wrapped up their work Friday. "It's pretty interesting stuff," said Ron Schirmer, archaeology professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Schirmer and  more

ARCTIC JOURNAL BY REAR ADMIRAL GENE BROOKS
JUNEAU, Alaska, Oct. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Coast Guard, 17th District, issued the following press release: The Arctic climate is changing, faster than anyone expected. The sea ice retreats earlier each year and it comes back later each year. The multi-year polar ice was smaller in September 2007 than we've ever recorded. From 2006 to 2007 the polar ice pack lost an area almost twice the size of California. In the village of Teller, Alaska, on the south side of   more

AREA STATE REPS. ANNOUNCE EARLY APPLICATIONS FOR HEATING ASSISTANCE
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine, July 14 -- Maine State Rep. Lawrence Bliss, D-122nd District, issued the following news release: Cape Elizabeth State Rep. Cynthia Dill and South Portland State Reps. Bryan Kaenrath, Jane Eberle, and Larry Bliss would like their constituents to know that applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will be accepted early this year, and residents can make an appointment now with the People's Regional Opportunity Program (PROP) to apply for heat  more

ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ADVISES CUSTOMERS REGARDING WINTER GAS BILLS
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 17 -- The Arkansas Public Service Commission issued the following press release: The Arkansas Public Service Commission advises all natural gas utility customers to anticipate natural gas bills for the 2008 - 2009 winter heating season to be higher than last winter. The federal Energy Information Administration, in its Short-Term Energy Outlook released in September 2008, indicated that it expected natural gas prices to be between $8.55 per Mcf1 to $9.71 per Mcf for t  more

ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION HAS INITIATED THREE DOCKETS TO MODERNIZE THE COMMISSION'S RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE AND TO STUDY ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION AND REGULATORY CHALLENGES IN ARKANSAS
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 25 -- The Arkansas Public Service Commission issued the following press release: The Arkansas Public Service Commission has initiated three new dockets designed to modernize its Rules of Practice and Procedure, to study both electric transmission challenges in Arkansas and to explore innovative regulatory methods to address future challenges facing Arkansas utilities and ratepayers. COMMISSION'S RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE DOCKET The first docket is a rulem  more

ARTS EVENT TRANSFORMS HISTORIC CASTLEBERRY HILL NEIGHBORHOOD
ATLANTA, Oct. 24 -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: For one night, Georgia State artists will transform the streets of Atlanta's Castleberry Hill district as part of "Le Flash," an event coordinated by Welch School of Art and Design gallery director Cathy Byrd and local artist Stuart Keeler. Performances and shows from percussionists, poets, filmmakers and fashion designers are among the more than 30 projects that will be featured as part of "Le Flash." Highligh  more

AS FAMILIES FACE FALL - AND HOME HEATING SEASON - SENATE DEMOCRATS UNVEIL ENERGY ASSISTANCE WEB PAGE
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 3 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) and Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney (D-New Haven) announced today that Senate Democrats have launched a home-heating assistance Web page on their Web site designed to help families who are seeking information on various home-heating assistance programs and discounts. The Web page can be found at http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Energy. It   more

As Food Prices Rise, School Nutrition Programs Feel the Pinch
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: Most people don't need headlines to tell them that food prices are at record highs. Take a look at the prices of fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy products in your neighborhood grocery store. They're significantly higher than they were at this time last year. Nightly news reports show that commodity items such as wheat and corn are closing in on unprecedented high prices. At the end of January  more

AS SEN. MCCAIN SLASHES SEN. OBAMA KEEPS COOL
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 16 -- The Florida House of Representatives (Democrats) issued the following news release: Badly needing to shake up the presidential race, a combative John McCain spent the final presidential debate Wednesday casting Barack Obama as a tax raiser and nasty campaigner with unsavory associations. McCain's smiles and chuckles did nothing to disguise his disdain for Obama, as he questioned the Democratic nominee's connections to 1960s radical Will Ayers and with ACORN, t  more

ASEM MEET BEGINS, PM TO DISCUSS GLOBAL MELTDOWN WITH WORLD LEADERS
Beijing, Oct. 24 -- A hectic schedule awaits Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here as India today participated for the first time in the Asia-Europe meeting at its summit-level whose proceeding is likely to be dominated by the raging global economic turbulence. Though the main engagement of Dr Singh, who arrived here last night on the second leg of his two-nation tour of Japan and China, is his participation at the seventh ASEM meeting, a biennial exercise, he is slated to meet a few important w  more

ASSEMBLYMAN RIVERA CALLS FOR ELIMINATION OF SCHOOL BUS DIESEL FUEL TAX, FOR 4-DAY SCHOOL WEEK PLAN TO REDUCE LARGE TAX HIKES ON PROPERTY OWNERS
ALBANY, N.Y., June 19 -- Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera, D-Bronx (76th District), issued the following press release: Lawmaker warns that without immediate action, school districts across the state will have huge school heating and pupil transportation costs that will be passed on to homeowners via tremendous school tax bills Presently school bus operators must pay as much as 85 cents per gallon on diesel fuel in local, state and federal taxes. Almost 70% of that amount is local and state ta  more

ASSEMBLYMAN TEDISCO ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING FINANCIAL DISASTER
ALBANY, N.Y., July 29 -- Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Schenectady (110th District), issued the following statement: ASSEMBLY MINORITY LEADER JAMES TEDISCO: "Governor Paterson's address tonight about the deteriorating condition of our state's finances is a wake-up call to the status quo and special interests that have put New York on a collision course with financial disaster. News that the state's deficit has grown dramatically, coupled with a significant downturn in revenue, should not come  more

ASSEMBLYWOMAN SAYWARD: WHY I AM AGAINST THE CURRENT IDA REFORM ASSEMBLY BILL
ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 6 -- Assemblywoman Teresa R. Sayward, R-Willsboro (113th District), issued the following press release: To the Editor, The Assembly recently passed bill no. A8703 regarding Industrial Development Agencies (IDA) throughout the state. The bill's sponsor, Erie County Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, is acting under good intentions to provide transparency and accountability to the business conducted by IDAs throughout the state. The bill includes many excellent provisions, includin  more

ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER LANGAN ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LIMBRICK TESTIFIES ON 'OVERSIGHT HEARING ON CLEANUP EFFORTS AT FEDERAL FACILITIES' BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the testimony from a committee hearing: Good Morning Chairman Boxer, Ranking Member Inhofe, and distinguished members of the Committee. My name is Elizabeth Limbrick, and I am member of the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council. I have been employed in the environmental field since 1995 in various capacities as a consultant, a regulator at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and as Responsible  more

ASU TO HOST ANNUAL CAREER FAIR
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Feb. 29 -- Alabama State University issued the following news release: Alabama State University's Career and Placement Services will sponsor its annual Spring Career Fair on Friday, March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Joe L. Reed Acadome. "We encourage sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students to participate," said Ella Tucker, career services coordinator. "This is an excellent opportunity for them to search for career opportunities and for freshman to explor  more

ASU'S NATIONAL CENTER CONTINUES P.B.S. FILM DOCUMENTARY SERIES
MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 10 -- Alabama State University issued the following news release: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University will host volume three of the P.B.S. Film Documentary series, "I'll Make Me A World: A Century of African-American Arts" on Thursday, July 17 at noon. Volume three is titled, "Bright Like a Sun." This event is free and open to the public. "Bright Like a Sun" continues the series' story through the  more

Australian Inventors Develop Well Completion Method
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- Peter Ernest Page of East Perth, Australia, Alexander Jeffrey Burns of Willetton, Australia, and John Edward Niski of Manning, Australia, have developed a method for working over a well. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Methods are provided in which reliance is placed on a first and second barrier respectively positioned in a well 10 to provide well control during well suspension, completion and/or workover operations. Ea  more

AWMA & NATO Send Joint Letter to U.S. Congress Stating Strong Opposition to FDA Bill (H.R. 1108)
FAIRFAX, Va., April 18 -- The American Wholesale Marketers Association issued the following news release: The American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA) and the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) this week issued a joint letter to all 435 U.S. Representatives explaining serious concerns both national organizations have with the pending bill in Congress to grant the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products. "While a number of companies   more

Back From Denver
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 4 -- The re-election campaign of Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Democrat, issued the following statement: Last week, I joined thousands of Democratic delegates, candidates, and colleagues at the Democratic National Convention -- and Thursday night, in an atmosphere of energy and excitement that our nation hasn't seen in decades, Barack Obama officially accepted our Party's nomination for President. Barack delivered a thrilling speech that inspired more than 80,000 people at Mile   more

BACK TO SCHOOL: A TIME FOR REFLECTION
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 13 -- Minnesota State Sen. Ann Lynch, DFL-30th District, issued the following news release: As our children head back to school this fall, we again must reflect on the opportunities and challenges that we as elected officials, education leaders, parents and teachers have to make this an enriching and educational experience for all Minnesota students. Minnesota has a tradition of an excellent public education system and our schools have long lead the nation in quality  more

BAY CITY MAN APPEARS IN FEDERAL COURT ON CHARGES OF MAILING THREATENING COMMUNICATIONS
PORTLAND, Ore., May 2 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Portland Field Office issued the following press release: David Albert Groves, 48, of Bay City, Oregon, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta today on a complaint charging him with mailing a threatening letter containing a simulated biological agent. Groves was released pending on release conditions pending his next court appearance on May 30, 2008, at 1:30. Groves was arrested at his resi  more

BEACHES RAVAGED BY TSUNAMI STILL ERODING
CORVALLIS, Ore., Jan. 18 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: The catastrophic damage of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was mostly done within a few hours, but that was just the beginning of a different process that may take up to a decade or more to complete - the stabilization of new beaches and landforms in areas ravaged by this disaster. In continued studies, researchers at Oregon State University and the U.S. Geological Survey are finding that the beaches ma  more

BEDFORD'S GENERAL MOTORS POWERTRAIN RECEIVES GOVERNOR'S AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE
BEDFORD, Ind., Sept. 17 -- The Indiana Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Representatives from General Motors Powertrain of Bedford, Ind. were honored with a Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence during the 11th annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show held at Primo's West in Plainfield today. Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Commissioner Thomas Easterly presented General Motors Powertrain a crystal trophy under the   more

Begich Addresses Student Leaders at Valley Conference
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 10 -- Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, issued the following news release: Emphasizing the importance of investing in Alaska's youth, U.S. Senate candidate Mark Begich is a keynote speaker this weekend at the Alaska Association of Student Governments (AASG) Fall Conference. Begich will speak to the students gathered for the annual event at 1:15 Saturday afternoon at Palmer High School. "I think Alaska youth are literally our be  more

Begich Releases Radio Ad Countering Stevens' Desperate Attacks
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 13 -- Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, issued the following news release: In response to a Ted Stevens attack ad running on the radio, U.S. Senate candidate Mark Begich has begun airing a response ad titled "Due Respect." The ad features Begich speaking directly to Stevens saying, "Senator, with all due respect, double-talk isn't something you should be accusing anyone of right now." "Until now, both campaigns have remained po  more

BENSON COUNSELS CITADEL GRADUATE COLLEGE GRADUATES TO GROW PROTECT COMMUNITY
CHARLESTON, S.C., May 14 -- The Citadel issued the following press release: The Citadel Graduate College Commencement Sunday, May 4, 2008 P. George Benson President College of Charleston Thank you, General Rosa. It's a great honor to be here. Graduates, congratulations on achieving one of the most significant milestones of your lives. I've been a business professor for more than 30 years. I've enjoyed teaching undergraduate classes, but I'm passionate about graduate and professiona  more

BEWARE OF MORE GOVERNMENT SPENDING HIDING IN 'ECONOMIC STIMULUS' CLOTHING
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. John A. Boehner, R-Ohio (8th CD), issued the following column: It's bad enough that Congress had to pass a $700 billion economic rescue bill to clean up the mess that originated with Democrats' coddling of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But it turns out that Democratic leaders were just getting started on emptying your wallets for more big government spending. They are now threatening to pass a $300 billion spending bill on, vowing that more spending is necessary to p  more

BEXAR COUNTY HIRES CONSULTANT TO STUDY CARBON FOOTPRINT
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 21 -- Bexar County issued the following news release: Bexar County Commissioners Court on Tuesday took the first step to reducing the County's carbon footprint with the approval of an engineering services contract with Tetra Tech Inc. The company will develop a greenhouse gas emission inventory for the County's internal operations. The 9-month project involves three phases to: * develop an inventory of Bexar County's greenhouse gas emissions. * develop strategies an  more

BIO and Battelle Release State-By-State Analysis of Bioscience Trends
SAN DIEGO, June 18 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: The Nation's bioscience industry continues to grow as states and regions vie to attract high-wage jobs, according to a study released today by Battelle and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). The study, "Technology, Talent and Capital: State Bioscience Initiatives 2008," presents data on national, state and metropolitan bioscience employment and growth trends during 2001 to 2006. Th  more

BIO Announces Call for Paper and Panel Submissions for 2008 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy
WASHINGTON, April 15 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites leaders from biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals for panels and individual papers for the third annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. The conference will be held Sept. 10 - 12, 2008, at the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Leaders from the biotec  more

BIO Celebrates National DNA Day
WASHINGTON, April 25 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement today in observance of National DNA Day: "Today we celebrate National DNA Day to commemorate the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003. These advancements provide the basis for biotechnology innovators to develop remarkable  more

BIO International Convention to Highlight Biotechnology's Effort to Fuel the World
WASHINGTON, April 10 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Biotechnology's contributions to a cleaner, more sustainable world will be highlighted during the 2008 BIO International Convention. Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the global event for biotechnology will take place June 17-20, 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. "The biotechnology industry strives to create new, cleaner, more sustainable way  more

BIO Issues Call for Session Proposals for 2009 BIO International Convention
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites leaders in science, finance, business, law, and government policy to submit proposals for breakout sessions at the 2009 BIO International Convention, the global event for biotechnology, to be held May 18-21, 2009 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. The BIO International Convention will highlight the latest information and t  more

BIO Supports Commitment to Making July 4 Energy Independence Day
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Through increased development and use of advanced biofuels combined with simple conservation strategies, the United States can extend its supply of homegrown energy and increase its energy security in 2009. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today joined 32 other organizations to support a national commitment to making July 4, 2009, Energy Independence Day. Currently, domestic petro  more

BIO Testifies on Drug Safety Provisions of Draft FDA Globalization Act
WASHINGTON, May 1 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on his testimony today before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health regarding the drug safety provisions of the discussion draft of the Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act: "BIO and our members will continue to work closely with the Food and Drug Administration (F  more

Biocontrol Insect Exacerbates Invasive Weed
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- The Ecological Society of America issued the following news release: Biocontrol agents, such as insects, are often released outside of their native ranges to control invasive plants. But scientists in Montana have found that through complex community interactions among deer mice, native plants and seeds, the presence of an introduced fly may exacerbate the effects of the invasive plant it was meant to control. The authors report their results in the September issue of t  more

BIOSCIENCES OFFER COMPETITIVE EDGE FOR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
MANKATO, MN., April 29 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: In an increasingly competitive world marketplace, every region must identify and build upon areas of strategic advantage. Here in southern Minnesota, the biosciences offer us that edge. What is bioscience? Bioscience applies biological technology to innovations in medicine, energy and agriculture. Southern Minnesota has long been recognized for its innovative businesses in these very areas.   more

Biotech Research, Certification Standards for Advanced, Low-Carbon Biofuels To Be Featured at Pacific Rim Summit
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Research scientists and international officials will explore biotechnology's potential to create advanced biofuels that can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions during the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, Sept. 10-12 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The opening plenary session will feature a discussion of how advanced biofuels will reduce climate change em  more

Biotech Solutions for Food and Fuel Highlighted at World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
WASHINGTON, April 30 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Biotechnology is the key to meeting rising worldwide demand for food and alternative fuels, by boosting agricultural production, producing biofuels from energy crops, and increasing the efficiency of biofuel production, according to many of the speakers at BIO's World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. The annual conference of more than 1200 scientists, business leaders, an  more

Biotechnology Companies Are Leading the Way to Sustainable Biofuels, Clean Manufacturing
SAN DIEGO, Ca., June 16 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Biotech companies say advanced biofuels and cleantech manufacturing can offer consumers 'green' options and provide solutions to energy and environmental global challenges. California-based industrial biotechnology companies discussed the cutting-edge technology they are developing to improve manufacturing of chemicals and advanced biofuels from sustainable biomass feedstocks during the Lead  more

Biotechnology Is Accelerating the Evolution of Advanced Biofuels
WASHINGTON, April 17 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Biotechnology is delivering solutions to rapidly rising demand for both food and biofuels through improvements in current biofuel production, commercialization of cellulosic and other advanced biofuels, and increased production of food and energy crops on existing land. Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO's Industrial & Environmental Section, released the following statement at the   more

Biotechnology Is Providing Solutions for Growing Crop Demand
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) issued today its August Crop Production report containing NASS's estimates of yield and production for corn, soybeans and other spring-planted row crops. According to the report, U.S. farmers are on pace to produce the second largest corn crop and fourth largest soybean crop in history. Sharon Bomer Laur  more

BIPARTISANSHIP IS ESSENTIAL FOR NATIONAL PRIORITIES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Joseph R. Pitts, R-Pa. (16th CD), issued the following column: At a time when our nation needs effective leadership the most, there is too much partisanship in Washington. America is struggling to accomplish several priorities that are so important, inaction will threaten the well being of our children in the very near future. On these issues, partisanship is the number-one impediment to progress. Don't get me wrong. Healthy partisanship is a good thing. Democra  more

BIRDS COMMUNICATE REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS IN SONG
CORVALLIS, Ore., June 18 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Some migratory songbirds figure out the best place to live by eavesdropping on the singing of others that successfully have had baby birds - a communication and behavioral trait so strong that researchers playing recorded songs induced them to nest in places they otherwise would have avoided. This suggests that songbirds have more complex communication abilities than had previously been understood, resea  more

BLAGOJEVICH ADMINISTRATION RECOGNIZES VOLUNTEERS FOR 27TH ANNUAL GOVERNOR'S HOME TOWN AWARDS
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 20 -- The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity issued the following news release: Hundreds of volunteers whose hard work and dedication greatly improve their communities were recognized today during the 27th annual Governor's Home Town Awards ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Springfield. Officials with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) were joined by a host of other state and local leaders to recognize their out  more

Blunt Returning to D.C. After Spreading Republican Energy Message in Southwest Missouri
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Rep. Roy Blunt, a Republican Party candidate running for re-election in Missouri's 7th Congressional District, issued the following news release: House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today as he prepared to return to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning to continue the energy call to arms House Republicans started last Friday: "I was proud to join my fellow House Republicans and the thousands of visitors that filled the House gallerie  more

Blunt: Democrats' Latest Energy Ruse May Be the Worst One Yet
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 9 -- Rep. Roy Blunt, a Republican Party candidate running for re-election in Missouri's 7th Congressional District, issued the following news release: House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today after published reports indicated that Democrats' latest "energy" plan will attempt to offer up a sliver of America's deep-ocean energy supply in exchange for imposing billions in new taxes, new mandates designed to push electricity rates to histo  more

Blunt: If Speaker is Serious, Bring the House Back into Session for a Vote on Energy
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Rep. Roy Blunt, a Republican Party candidate running for re-election in Missouri's 7th Congressional District, issued the following news release: House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today after Speaker Pelosi indicated last night on CNN's Larry King Live that she is now open to a vote on lifting the 27-year-old ban on deep-ocean energy exploration, one of the key elements of House Republicans' "all of the above" American Energy Act: "  more

BLYTHEWOOD, HAMPTON EDUCATORS WIN NATIONAL HONOR, $25,000 PRIZES
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 16 -- The South Carolina Department of Education issued the following news release: Two South Carolina educators - an elementary school teacher and a primary school principal - got the surprise of their professional lives today with the news that they had won the prestigious Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award[1] and its accompanying financial prize of $25,000. State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex made the surprise announcements during a pair of assem  more

Boccieri Tours Canton's New Sustainable Refinery
CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 10 -- John Boccieri, a Democratic candidate for Ohio's 16th Congressional District, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressional Candidate John Boccieri (OH-16) was joined yesterday by Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA) for a tour of the just-opened Hydrodec sustainable transformer oil refinery in Canton. The Hydrodec facility is the first of its kind in America and the second in the world. It recycles the oil used in power transformers so that electric companies ca  more

Bon Voyage! Blunt: Congress Leaves Town Without Doing a Thing To Bring Down Price of Gasoline
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Roy Blunt, a Republican Party candidate running for re-election in Missouri's 7th Congressional District, issued the following news release: House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today as Democrats embarked on their five-week August recess without even considering legislation to unlock America's abundant homegrown energy resources, and thus bring down the price of gas: "For the last two months, Republicans have used every single too  more

BORICK BUSINESS BUILDING OFFICIALLY LEED CERTIFIED
GUNNISON, Colo., June 23 -- Western State College issued the following news release: An extraordinary moment, born of "what ifs," happened this Friday when the Borick Business Building officially received the Silver LEED certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The dedication was awarded by the U.S Green Building Council. This is the first building in the Gunnison County to receive a LEED designation. Borick is also the first privately funded building   more

Boston Marriott Peabody Hotel Offers Disney High School Musical 2 Family Theater Package for the Holidays
BOSTON, Oct. 15 -- Marriott International issued the following news release: To celebrate the holiday season and the New England regional premiere of the smash hit, Disney High School Musical 2, the Boston Marriott Peabody Hotel is now offering a family theater package. Available December 18 - January 11, this VIP package includes a deluxe guest room (with cookies delivered upon arrival), plus two, three or four tickets to the much anticipated Disney show, which will be produced on the North  more

Brent Golleher Joins the Independent Petroleum Association of America as Legislative Assistant
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 -- The Independent Petroleum Association of America issued the following news release: The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) announced today that Capitol Hill veteran Brent Golleher has joined its Washington, D.C. staff. Golleher is a new addition to the oil and gas trade association's government relations team and will serve as Legislative Assistant. "Golleher comes to IPAA during a critical time for the American oil and natural gas industry," said IP  more

BROWARD COMMISSIONER JOINS SMART GROWTH BOARD
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 25 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: Broward County Commissioner Ken Keechl has accepted an invitation to serve on the Smart Growth Partnership Advisory Board. The Smart Growth Partnership is a Southeast Florida Initiative that promotes the use of "smart growth" principles in long-range land use planning. "Smart land use planning is a priority for me," said Commissioner Keechl. "It must take into consideration people, the environment, the   more

BROWARD COUNTY AGENCIES PLAN EVENTS FOR EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 26 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: Earth Day, a day dedicated to the environmental health of our planet, is observed in the United States, Canada and many other countries around the world with programs designed to educate people about the Earth's environment and threats to the environment. Although April 22 has been designated the official Earth Day, Broward County agencies will be hosting a variety of events and activities throughout   more

BROWARD COUNTY CHALLENGES RESIDENTS, EMPLOYEES TO 'CHANGE THE WORLD' AND DRIVE SMARTER
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 15 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: Broward County is challenging its residents and employees to "change the world" and "drive smarter" as part of the National Association of Counties (NACo) national competitions Change the World, Start With ENERGY STAR Campaign and the Drive $marter Challenge. The Change the World campaign, formerly the Change a Light campaign, is an energy efficiency campaign in which counties collect pledges from count  more

BROWARD COUNTY CLEAN AIR MONTH KICK-OFF EVENT MAY 1 AT LAS OLAS RIVERFRONT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 29 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: Broward County Air Quality will celebrate Clean Air Month in May, a national campaign designed to increase public awareness about how to protect and preserve air quality. Throughout the month, Air Quality will be conducting various activities to promote the importance of Clean Air Month and educate Broward residents about air quality issues. Air Quality will host a kick-off event Thursday, May 1, from  more

BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSION APPROVES THE CREATION OF A CLIMATE CHANGE TASK FORCE
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 16 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: On June 24, 2008, the Broward County Commission approved the creation of a Climate Change Task Force to develop recommendations for a coordinated countywide strategy in mitigating the causes, and addressing the local implications, of global climate change. The Climate Change Task Force will be appointed by the County Commission and supported by County staff. The goals of the climate change program incl  more

BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSIONER JACOBS TO TESTIFY AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARING
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 11 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: One of South Florida's principal environmental advocates, Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, has been honored with an invitation to testify before Congress. On April 16, Commissioner Jacobs will be testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding the critical importance of the passage of HR 2421, the Clean Water Restoration Act. The  more

BROWARD COUNTY CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DIVISION TO SPONSOR LEED TECHNICAL REVIEW WORKSHOP
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 16 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: The Broward County Construction Management Division is sponsoring a workshop titled "LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation Technical Review," from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, at the South Regional Library/BCC, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, in Building 81 (west), Multi-purpose Room 138. Broward County Construction Management Division is the Gold Key Sponsor for this workshop,   more

BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARIES DIVISION PRESENTS SAT PREPARATION CLASSES
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 12 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: Prepare for the June 7 SAT exam with a SAT workshop at Broward County Library. If a student is college-bound, odds are the student is SAT-bound. At most colleges, the SAT or ACT test scores are part of the application process. Historically, the SAT has been more popular among colleges in the coasts and the ACT more popular in the Midwest and South. There are a few schools that do not accept the SAT, a  more

BROWARD COUNTY RECEIVES NEARLY $9 MILLION IN 2008 OMNIBUS APPROPRIATIONS BILL
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 20 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: Broward County will receive $8.9 million from the 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill recently passed by Congress. Members of Broward County's Congressional Delegation were successful in getting funding for 9 of 12 projects - and additional money for projects that were not part of the original funding requests. "Considering the overall fiscal climate in the country, our Washington Congressional Delegation  more

BROWARD'S FIRST ETHANOL FUEL SHIPMENT ARRIVES AT PORT EVERGLADES
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 21 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: On the heels of Congressional approval and President George W. Bush signing into legislation the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Broward County's Port Everglades received its first shipment of ethanol fuel today. The ethanol shipment of 2.52 million gallons will go to multiple petroleum terminals at Port Everglades. Several terminal operators are preparing for the future distribution of a  more

BUDGET RESTRAINS CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT
ARCATA, Calif., Sept. 24 -- Humboldt State University issued the following press release: The new state budget provides the California State University system with essentially the same level of state support as last year. The final CSU budget consists of $2.97 billion from the state General Fund and $1.5 billion from student fee revenue. The budget is $215 million below CSU's operational needs for 2008-09, according to the inflation and enrollment growth calculations by the Governor's Departm  more

BUILDING REHAB AND RESTORE: HIGHEST, MOST SOPHISTICATED FORM OF RECYCLING
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 6 -- The University of Utah issued the following news release: In his new book, Historic Preservation Technology, Robert Young, University of Utah associate professor of architecture demonstrates that historic preservation and the rehabilitation of buildings is one of the most sophisticated means of materials recycling on the planet. "Demolishing a building and replacing it with a completely new building of equal size and materials - with no recycled content - creates   more

Bush is Right on Biofuels
WASHINGTON, May 1 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Jim Greenwood, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), issued the following statement today lauding President Bush's avowal today that ethanol production is responsible for only a small part of food inflation: "President Bush accurately recognizes that the rise in global food prices is the result of a variety of factors and that only a small part is due to increased   more

CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO RECOGNIZED FOR 'GREEN' EFFORTS
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., June 4 -- California State University San Bernardino issued the following news release: Cal State San Bernardino recently captured a pair of awards from different organizations for energy efficiency and "green" building practices. CSUSB is one of the winners of the 2008 Best Practice Awards competition at this year's UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference, which will be held July 31-Aug. 3 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Cal State San Bernardino will receive an honorable  more

CALIFORNIA MARITIME ACADEMY OF VALLEJO, CLEARWATER PORT PARTNER ON DEVELOPMENT OF LNG CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
VALLEJO, Calif., July 14 -- The California Maritime Academy issued the following press release: The California Maritime Academy of Vallejo, CA, a member of the California State University, and Clearwater Port LLC, today announced the creation of a joint program to expand West Coast training in the handling and transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) products. The program puts in place the first formal continuing education LNG training available from a nationally recognized institution on the  more

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION ISSUES PROPOSED DECISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE MATTSON
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 3 -- The California Public Utilities Commission issued the following proposed decision: TO PARTIES OF RECORD IN RULEMAKING 08-08-009 This is the proposed decision of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Mattson. It will appear on the Commission's September 18, 2008 agenda. The Commission may act then, or it may postpone action until later. When the Commission acts on the proposed decision, it may adopt all or part of it as written, amend or modify it, or set it aside  more

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR DIABLO CANYON INDEPENDENT SAFETY COMMITTEE
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17 -- The California Public Utilities Commission issued the following news release: The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today began soliciting applications for a nominee to the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee. The Committee assesses the safety of the operations of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and has authority to review quarterly reports and conduct on-site inspections. The Committee reports its obs  more

CALIFORNIA PUC ISSUES COMMENT RESOLUTION APPROVING OF FINAL REPORT ON AUDIT OF ALAMITOS POWER PLANT
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 17 -- The California Public Utilities Commission issued the following resolution: RESOLUTION RESOLUTION GRANTING APPROVAL OF THE FINAL REPORT ON THE AUDIT OF THE ALAMITOS POWER PLANT PERFORMED BY THE ELECTRIC GENERATION PERFORMANCE BRANCH OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION AND SAFETY DIVISION, AND AUTHORIZING PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF THE FINAL AUDIT REPORT SUMMARY This Resolution grants the request of the Consumer Protection and Safety Division ("CPSD" or "staff") for app  more

CALIFORNIA PUC ISSUES COMMENT RESOLUTION APPROVING OF PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY REQUESTS APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS TO RENEWABLE PROCUREMENT CONTRACT
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 2 -- The California Public Utilities Commission issued the following proposed resolution: RESOLUTION Resolution E-4193. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) requests approval of amendments to a renewable procurement contract, which has previously received Commission approval. The amended contract is approved without modification. By Advice Letter 3132-E filed on October 9, 2007. SUMMARY PG&E's amended renewable contract, which relates to biogas injected  more

CALIFORNIA PUC ISSUES COMMENT RESOLUTION APPROVING OF SAN DIEGO GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY REQUESTS APPROVAL OF TWO BILATERAL RENEWABLE POWER PURCHASE, SALE AGREEMENTS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 2 -- The California Public Utilities Commission issued the following proposed resolution: RESOLUTION Resolution E-4192. San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) Company requests approval of two bilateral renewable power purchase and sale agreements with NaturEner Glacier Wind Energy 1 and 2, LLCs. These agreements are approved without modification. By Advice Letter 1997-E filed on June 4, 2008. SUMMARY SDG&E's renewable contracts comply with the Renewable Portfo  more

CALIFORNIA PUC ISSUES COMMENT RESOLUTION MODIFYING ENERGY DIVISION RESOURCE ADEQUACY FILING REQUIREMENTS CITATION E-4017-0923-4
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 17 -- The California Public Utilities Commission issued the following resolution: Resolution ALJ-227 Administrative Law Judge Division November 21, 2008 RESOLUTION RESOLUTION ALJ-227. Modifying Energy Division Resource Adequacy Filing Requirements Citation E-4017-0923-4 (3 Phases Renewables LLC) In this Resolution, the Commission considers the appeal by 3 Phases Renewables LLC (Respondent or 3 Phases) of CPUC Resource Adequacy Citation E-4017-0923-4 issued   more

CALIFORNIA PUC ISSUES PROPOSED DECISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE GAMSON
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 7 -- The California Public Utilities Commission issued the following proposed decision/resolution: TO PARTIES OF RECORD IN APPLICATION 07-01-024, et al. This is the proposed decision of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Gamson. It will not appear on the Commission's agenda for at least 30 days after the date it is mailed. The Commission may act then, or it may postpone action until later. When the Commission acts on the proposed decision, it may adopt all or part o  more

CALIFORNIA PUC ISSUES PROPOSED DECISION OF COMMISSIONER PEEVEY
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 6 -- The California Public Utilities Commission issued the following proposed decision: TO PARTIES OF RECORD IN RULEMAKING 02-11-039 This is the proposed decision of Commissioner Michael R. Peevey. It will not appear on the Commission's agenda for at least 30 days after the date it is mailed. The Commission may act then, or it may postpone action until later. When the Commission acts on the proposed decision, it may adopt all or part of it as written, amend or m  more

CALIFORNIA STATE FULLERTON ECONOMICS PROFESSOR HONORED
FULLERTON, Calif., Oct. 16 -- California State University Fullerton issued the following press release: Robert J. Michaels, professor of economics for the Steven G. Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at Cal State Fullerton, has been named the first ever Daniel P. Hann Distinguished Fellow in Economics and Regulation. The $10,000 award honors a faculty member with a distinguished record of publication and service to the university. It is funded by and named for Hann, a Cal State Full  more

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN BERNARDINO TO BESTOW HONORARY DOCTORATE TO LARRY SHARP
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., June 2 -- California State University San Bernardino issued the following news release: Larry Sharp, president and CEO of Arrowhead Credit Union in San Bernardino, has been selected to receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree at California State University, San Bernardino's commencement ceremonies June 15. He will receive the honor at the College of Business and Public Administration's graduation ceremony at 9 a.m. Sharp has a long connection with C  more

Call for Information on Innovative Technologies and Practices that Reduce Surface Transportation Energy Use and Generate Environmental Benefits
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- The Intelligent Transportation Society of America issued the following news release: ITS America meets regularly with House and Senate committees with jurisdiction over transportation, technology, and/or environmental matters that impact the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) community. In the coming months, these committees will hold hearings (involving ITS America member testimony) and gather information on a range of issues, one of which is the extent to whic  more

Campaign Takes Begich on Southeast Swing
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 8 -- Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, issued the following news release: U.S. Senate candidate Mark Begich heads to Juneau and Ketchikan this week, hosting Town Hall meetings, taking part in a debate, and attending other campaign related events. On Thursday, Begich will meet up with Alaska Independence Party candidate Bob Bird for a debate at 11:15 a.m. at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. Later in the day, Begich will talk to J  more

CAMPUS CENTER FOR APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY CELEBRATES AS IT TURNS 30
ARCATA, Calif., Sept. 19 -- Humboldt State University issued the following press release: For three decades, the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) has been Humboldt State's live-in demonstration home and education center spreading the message of sustainable living and design. On Saturday, Sept. 27, CCAT pulls out all the stops for its 30th birthday bash with a full day of events. Workshops will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., including bio remediation, local habitat restoration, na  more

CAMPUS ENERGY MANAGER RECEIVES STATE AWARD
CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 28 -- The Citadel issued the following press release: Paul Cantrell, energy manager at The Citadel, has been named 2007 South Carolina Energy Manager of the Year by the Association of South Carolina Energy Managers. According to the ASCEM, the Energy Manager of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding work of an individual energy professional in the field of energy management, acknowledging both individual achievements in efficient energy practices and the innovativ  more

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY DAY SHOWCASES UALBANY'S COMMITMENT TO 'GOING GREEN'
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 21 -- SUNY-University at Albany issued the following news release: The University at Albany is raising awareness and encouraging environmental conservation by celebrating National Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 22. UAlbany will launch its "Change a Light" campaign by distributing compact fluorescent light bulbs in residence halls, as well as host its inaugural electronic recycling collection. Interim President George M. Philip will kick-off the "Change a Light" campai  more

CAPE ELIZABETH SCHOOL BOARD ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 24 FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine, Sept. 24 -- The town of Cape Elizabeth issued the following meeting minutes: A meeting of the Finance Committee was held on Wednesday, September 24 at 8:00 a.m. in the Superintendent's Office at the Cape Elizabeth Town Hall. Committee members present: Rebecca Millett (Chair), Trish Brigham, Peter Cotter Others Present: Alan Hawkins, Pauline Aportria, Kathy Ray, Sue Buckley The committee signed warrants. The committee reviewed the food service program. It e  more

CAPE ELIZABETH SCHOOL BOARD ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 9 MEETING
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine, Sept. 9 -- The town of Cape Elizabeth issued the following meeting minutes: The regular meeting of the School Board was held on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. School Board members present were: Kathy Ray, Chair Patricia Brigham, Vice-Chair Karen Burke Rebecca Millett Linda Winker Peter Cotter Student Representatives present: Sara Friedman Andrew Pezzullo Alan H. Hawkins, Superintendent of Scho  more

CARLSBAD CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 14 MEETING
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 14 -- The Carlsbad City Council issued the following meeting agenda: TO SPEAK TO COUNCIL AT TONIGHT'S MEETING: 1. For Public Hearings it is not necessary to fill out a "Speaker Card". For all other items, fill out a "Speaker Card". a. For items listed on the agenda (including Consent Calendar), there is a five (5) minute time limit on individual speakers. b. For items not listed on the agenda (Public Comment), there is a three (3) minute time limit on individua  more

CARMEL BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 15 MEETING
CARMEL, Ind., Oct. 15 -- The Carmel Board of Public Works issued the following meeting agenda: MEETING CALLED TO ORDER 1. MINUTES a. Minutes from the October 1, 2008 Regular Meeting 2. BID OPENINGS/AWARDS a. Bid Opening for the Keystone Parkway and 136th Street Interchange; Michael McBride, City Engineer b. Bid Opening for the Keystone Parkway and 116th/Carmel Drive Advance Maintenance of Traffic; Michael McBride, City Engineer c. Bid Opening for the Keystone Water Transmiss  more

Carnegie-Knight Funds Medill Initiative For New Classes
EVANSTON, Ill., July 9 -- Northwestern University issued the following news release: The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University is among several journalism schools to receive funding for new classes in an $11-million initiative announced by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The three-year funding at Medill will support new classes in networked journalism and reporting on immigration, and a News21 competitive fellows program  more

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY PLANNING BOARD ISSUES AGENDA FOR NOV. 29 MEETING
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y., Nov. 29 -- The Cattaraugus County Planning Board issued the following agenda: Board Officers William Sprague Chairman Paul Mager Vice Chairman Ann Padlo Secretary Charles Couture Assistant Secretary Board Members Tina Abrams Jack Berger Kameron Brooks Florence Fuller Richard Fuller Robert Keis David McCoy David Rivet Michael Zaprowski CATTARAUGUS COUNTY PLANNING BOARD MEETING NOVEMBER 29, 2007 7:00 P. M. CA  more

CBA Says 'Hit The Books Running...The More You Know, The Less You'll Owe!'
ARLINGTON, Va., March 24 -- The Consumer Bankers Association issued the following news release: As public concerns about college access and affordability steadily mount in the minds of students, their families and higher education institutions, the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) is taking its public information program, College Bound Aid, to grass roots America. A 2-pronged launch on Monday, March 24th of CBA's program will be provided to CBA members in their communities, while CBA's part  more

CEREMONY TO CELEBRATE LEED GOLD AWARD FOR CITY COMMUNITY CENTER
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct. 23 -- The city of Fort Collins issued the following news release: The City of Fort Collins will celebrate the LEED Gold Award honored to Northside Aztlan Community Center on Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 9-10 a.m. at the Northside Aztlan Community Center. The Community Center is located at 112 East Willow Street, Fort Collins. The LEED Gold award for Northside Aztlan Community Center is the first of its kind in the state of Colorado and in the United States. No other   more

CFTC CHIEF ECONOMIST HARRIS TESTIFIES ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following written testimony: Chairman Dorgan, Ranking Member Murkowski, and other Subcommittee Members, thank you for inviting me to testify before the Energy Subcommittee. My name is Jeffrey Harris and I am the Chief Economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission). I am testifying today in my capacity as Chief Economist and not on behalf of the CFTC. My testimony today will focus on the CFT  more

CHAIRMAN LUKKEN TESTIFIES ON REVIEW OF CREDIT DERIVATIVES BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following written testimony: Good morning Chairman Peterson, Ranking Member Goodlatte, and other distinguished Members of the Committee and thank you for the invitation to be here today to discuss credit default swaps. The current financial crisis is requiring policymakers to rethink the existing approach to market regulation and oversight. Many observers have singled out the $58 trillion dollar credit default swap   more

CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD AS STUDENTS GO BACK TO SCHOOL
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 15 -- Minnesota State Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon, DFL-7th District, issued the following news release: As Minnesota schoolchildren head back to the classroom, Senator Yvonne Prettner Solon noted that Minnesota elected officials, education leaders, parents and teachers have both challenges and opportunities ahead for the coming school year. "Minnesota has a tradition of quality education and our schools have long been the envy of the nation," Sen. Prettner Solon (DFL-  more

CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD AS STUDENTS GO BACK TO SCHOOL
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 14 -- Minnesota State Sen. Mee Moua, DFL-67th District, issued the following news release: As Minnesota schoolchildren head back to the classroom, State Sen. Mee Moua, DFL-St. Paul, noted that Minnesota elected officials, education leaders, parents and teachers have both challenges and opportunities ahead for the coming school year. "Minnesota has a tradition of quality education and our schools have long been the envy of the nation," Sen. Moua said. "Our high school  more

CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD AS STUDENTS GO BACK TO SCHOOL
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 21 -- Minnesota State Sen. Sandra L. Pappas, DFL-55th District, issued the following news release: As Minnesota schoolchildren head back to the classroom, Senator Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, noted that Minnesota elected officials, education leaders, parents and teachers have both challenges and opportunities ahead for the coming school year. "Minnesota has a tradition of quality education and our schools have long been the envy of the nation," Sen. Pappas said. "Our   more

CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD AS STUDENTS GO BACK TO SCHOOL
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 14 -- Minnesota State Sen. Satveer S. Chaudhary, DFL-50th District, issued the following news release: As Minnesota schoolchildren head back to the classroom, State Sen. Satveer Chaudhary, DFL-Fridley, noted that Minnesota elected officials, education leaders, parents and teachers have both challenges and opportunities ahead for the coming school year. "Minnesota has a tradition of high-quality education and our schools have long been the envy of the nation," Sen. Ch  more

CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD AS STUDENTS GO BACK TO SCHOOL
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 19 -- Minnesota State Sen. James P. Metzen, DFL-39th District, issued the following news release: As Minnesota schoolchildren head back to the classroom, state Sen. Jim Metzen noted that Minnesota elected officials, education leaders, parents, and teachers have both challenges and opportunities ahead for the coming school year. "Minnesota has a tradition of quality education and our schools have long been the envy of the nation," Sen. Metzen, DFL-South St. Paul, sai  more

CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD AS STUDENTS GO BACK TO SCHOOL
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 26 -- Minnesota State Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-27th District, issued the following news release: The arrival of Labor Day means that our school children are heading back to their classrooms, ready for another academic year. Parents and teachers hope for a smooth transition from the lazy days of summer to the hectic pace of fall. Minnesota has a tradition of quality education, and our schools have long been the envy of the nation. Again this year, our high school studen  more

CHANCELLOR CONGRATULATES STUDENT WINNERS OF PS ARCHITECTURE 2008
NEW YORK, Oct. 17 -- The New York City Department of Education has issued the following news release: Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein today congratulated the winners of PS Architecture 2008, a new architectural photography competition open to New York City public school students of all grades. Twenty winning photographs were selected by a jury from among 500 submissions, and an exhibit of the winning works--by students in elementary, middle, and high schools across the City--opened at the Ce  more

CHANCELLOR KLEIN CONGRATULATES STUDENT WINNERS OF PS ARCHITECTURE 2008
NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 17 -- The New York City Department of Education issued the following news release: Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein today congratulated the winners of PS Architecture 2008, a new architectural photography competition open to New York City public school students of all grades. Twenty winning photographs were selected by a jury from among 500 submissions, and an exhibit of the winning works--by students in elementary, middle, and high schools across the City--opened at the   more

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF DEC. 3 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 3 -- The Chapel Hill Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: SUMMARY MINUTES OF A ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL Monday, December 3, 2007, AT 7:00 p.m. Present were Mayor Kevin Foy, Mayor pro tem Jim Ward, Council Member Matt Czajkowski, Council Member Laurin Easthom, Council Member Sally Greene, Council Member Ed Harrison, Council Member Mark Kleinschmidt, Council Member Bill Strom, and Council Member Bill Thorpe. Staff members  more

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 14 BUSINESS MEETING
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 14 -- The Chapel Hill Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: SUMMARY MINUTES OF A BUSINESS MEETING OF THE CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL Monday, January 14, 2008, AT 7:00 p.m. Present were Mayor Kevin Foy, Mayor pro tem Jim Ward, Council Member Matt Czajkowski, Council Member Laurin Easthom, Council Member Sally Greene, Council Member Ed Harrison, Council Member Mark Kleinschmidt, Council Member Bill Strom, and Council Member Bill Thorpe. Staff members p  more

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 23 MEETING
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 23 -- The Chapel Hill Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: SUMMARY MINUTES OF A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL Wednesday, January 23, 2008, AT 7:00 p.m. Present were Mayor Kevin Foy, Mayor pro tem Jim Ward, Council Member Matt Czajkowski, Council Member Laurin Easthom, Council Member Sally Greene, Council Member Ed Harrison, Council Member Mark Kleinschmidt, Council Member Bill Strom, and Council Member Bill Thorpe. Staff members   more

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF MARCH 3 BUSINESS MEETING
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 5 -- The Chapel Hill Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: SUMMARY MINUTES OF A BUSINESS MEETING OF THE CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL Monday, March 3, 2008, AT 7:00 p.m. Present were Mayor Kevin Foy, Mayor pro tem Jim Ward, Council Member Matt Czajkowski, Council member Laurin Easthom, Council member Sally Greene, Council member Ed Harrison, Council member Mark Kleinschmidt, Council Member Bill Strom, and Council member Bill Thorpe. Staff members pres  more

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF MARCH 5 WORK SESSION
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 5 -- The Chapel Hill Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: SUMMARY MINUTES OF A BUDGET WORK SESSION OF THE CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL Wednesday, March 5, 2008, AT 4:00 p.m. Present were Mayor Kevin Foy, Mayor pro tem Jim Ward, Council Member Matt Czajkowski, Council Member Laurin Easthom, Council Member Sally Greene, Council Member Ed Harrison, Council Member Mark Kleinschmidt, Council Member Bill Strom, and Council Member Bill Thorpe. Staff member  more

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 12 MEETING
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 12 -- The Chapel Hill Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: SUMMARY MINUTES OF A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL Monday, November 12, 2007, AT 7:00 p.m. Present were Mayor Kevin Foy, Mayor pro tem Bill Strom, Council Member Laurin Easthom, Council Member Sally Greene, Council Member Ed Harrison, Council Member Cam Hill, Council Member Mark Kleinschmidt, and Council Member Jim Ward. Staff members present were Town Manager Roger Stancil,  more

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 19 BUSINESS MEETING
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 19 -- The Chapel Hill Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: SUMMARY MINUTES OF A BUSINESS MEETING OF THE CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL Monday, November 19, 2007, AT 7:00 p.m. Present were Mayor pro tem Bill Strom, Council Member Laurin Easthom, Council Member Sally Greene, Council Member Ed Harrison, Council Member Mark Kleinschmidt, and Council Member Jim Ward. Staff members present were Town Manager Roger Stancil, Deputy Town Manager Florentine Miller,  more

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF NOV. 7 BUSINESS MEETING
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 7 -- The Chapel Hill Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: SUMMARY MINUTES OF A BUSINESS MEETING OF THE CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL Wednesday, November 7, 2007, AT 7:00 p.m. Present were Mayor Kevin Foy, Mayor pro tem Bill Strom, Council Member Laurin Easthom, Council Member Sally Greene, Council Member Ed Harrison, Council Member Cam Hill, Council Member Mark Kleinschmidt, Council Member Bill Thorpe, and Council Member Jim Ward. Staff members present w  more

CHEMICAL ENGINEER RECOGNIZED AMONG NATION'S TOP JUNIOR FACULTY
BATON ROUGE, La., June 26 -- Louisiana State University issued the following news release: Oak Ridge Associated Universities, or ORAU, a consortium of doctoral-granting academic institutions, announced that Francisco Hung, Cain Professor in the LSU Department of Chemical Engineering, is among the recipients of its annual Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. The Powe award recognizes exceptional academic work by university junior faculty within several disciplines: engineering or  more

CHINA'S POLICIES TREASURE BOTH ENVIRONMENT, PEOPLE
EAST LANSING, Mich., July 7 -- Michigan State University issued the following press release: Two of the world's largest environmental programs in China are generally successful, although key reforms could transform them into a model for the rest of the world, according to new research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Jianguo "Jack" Liu, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor and lead researcher on the project, and several colleagues rev  more

China, Myanmar Events are Deadliest Disasters in Years
NEW YORK, May 13 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: The devastating earthquake that hit southwestern China yesterday registered a 7.9 on the Richter magnitude scale, stronger than the 7.5 magnitude quake which struck the country in July 1976, killing tens of thousands of people. In the chart below the Insurance Information Institute has compiled the 10 deadliest world catastrophes between 1970 and 2007, according to Swiss Re. The May 12 earthquake and  more

CHINESE POLITICS, WORLD FOOD ECONOMY IN HEADLINES THIS SUMMER
VANCOUVER, Wash., July 28 -- Washington State University-Vancouver issued the following news release: With food economics, the World Trade Organization and the Beijing Olympics all in the current headlines, journalists seeking expert input for stories on Chinese politics and agricultural politics can request interviews with Paul Thiers, Washington State University associate professor of political science. Thiers' research expertise runs through Chinese politics, comparative politics, East   more

CHRIS JONES NAMED ASSISTANT MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH AT UTAH STATE
LOGAN, Utah, April 1 -- Utah State University issued the following news release: Utah State University's head basketball coach Stew Morrill announced Monday [March 31] the hiring of Chris Jones as an assistant for the Aggies. Jones replaces Don Verlin who was recently named the head coach at the University of Idaho. Jones spent a total of seven years at the University of Utah in a number of roles, including most recently as an assistant coach for two seasons under Ray Giacoletti and curren  more

CINDI INVESTIGATES STORMY WEATHER IN SPACE
DALLAS, Sept. 10 -- The University of Texas at Dallas issued the following news release: Two satellite instruments built by UT Dallas researchers for a NASA-funded mission are showing the impact of low solar activity on the Earth's ionosphere. The phenomenon, which occurs when there is a decrease in sunspots, leaves the upper atmosphere cooler. The effects are being documented by the Coupled Ion-Neutral Dynamics Investigation (CINDI) project. The goal of CINDI is to increase knowledge a  more

CITY MANAGER'S WEEKLY E-MAIL, OCT. 16
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 16 -- The Santa Rosa City Manager issued the following news release: More Grants We have successfully competed for 11 out of the 12 grants that Public Works has applied for in the past several months totaling almost $5.6 million!!! The most recent success story is a Safe Routes to Schools grant for over $611,000. The grant will be used to help with constructing sidewalks and crosswalk lights for routes to Kawana and Bellevue schools. As you know, developing safe wa  more

CITY OF ATLANTA TO LAUNCH POWER TO CHANGE CAMPAIGN
ATLANTA, Oct. 17 -- The city of Atlanta issued the following press release: WHO Mayor Shirley Franklin Chris Jones, General Manager for the Greater Southeast District, Microsoft Corporation Dianne Harnell Cohen, Commissioner, Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Lisa Gordon, Enterprise Assets Management Officer Deborah Lum, Executive Director, Atlanta Workforce Development Agency Mandy Schmitt, Director, Office of Sustainability WHAT: News Conference to  more

CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS PLANTS TREES TO BENEFIT ENVIRONMENT, REDUCE COSTS
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 14 -- The office of the Indianapolis Mayor issued the following press release: The city of Indianapolis planted the first of 5,000 trees that will be planted in partnership with United Water today. The event took place at Brookside Park and is one of the city's first steps toward implementing a comprehensive green infrastructure plan in Indianapolis. "The trees planted today will help absorb stormwater during rain events, which reduces the amount of water entering our ov  more

CITY OF MONTROSE ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 2 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONTROSE, Colo., Oct. 2 -- The city of Montrose issued the following City Council meeting minutes: A regular City Council meeting of the Montrose City Council was held on Thursday, October 2, 2008, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers located in the Elks Civic Building at 107 South Cascade Avenue. Said meeting posted in accordance with the Sunshine Law. PRESENT: Erica Lewis Kennedy, Kathy Ellis, Jose Abeyta, Ed Ulibarri, Gail Marvel, Mary Watt, Elsa Anderson, Teri Colvin, Jason Ullma  more

CITY OF NORTON SHORES ISSUES MEETING MINUTES OF OCT. 14 MEETING
NORTON SHORES, Mich., Oct. 14 -- The city of Norton Shores issued the following meeting minutes: A regular meeting of the Norton Shores Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Norton Shores Branch Library, 705 Seminole Road. Present: Chairperson Day, Commissioners Hylland, Langlois, Lester, Link, Otto, Trygstad and VanDyke; also Rob Bilkie, Norm Hosko, Lynne Fuller and Susan Franklin Excused: Commissioner Bolhuis 08-P37 Minutes Commissioner Tr  more

CITY OF SAGINAW ISSUES MINUTES OF JULY 14 MEETING
SAGINAW, Mich., July 14 -- The Saginaw City Council issued the following meeting minutes: REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAGINAW, MICHIGAN, HELD MONDAY, JULY 14, 2008, AT 6:30 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF CITY HALL. PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Police Chaplain Alvin King offered a prayer and led the pledge of allegiance. ROLL CALL Mayor Joyce Seals called the meeting to order. The following Councilpersons were present: Gregory Branch, Larry Coulouris, Daniel Fi  more

CITY OF SAGINAW ISSUES MINUTES OF JUNE 16 MEETING
SAGINAW, Mich., June 16 -- The Saginaw City Council issued the following meeting minutes: REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAGINAW, MICHIGAN, HELD MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2008, AT 6:30 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF CITY HALL. PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Minister Al Smith offered a prayer and led the pledge of allegiance. ROLL CALL Mayor Joyce Seals called the meeting to order. The following Councilpersons were present: Gregory Branch, Larry Coulouris, Daniel Fitzpatrick  more

CITY OF SAGINAW ISSUES MINUTES OF JUNE 30 MEETING
SAGINAW, Mich., June 30 -- The Saginaw City Council issued the following meeting minutes: REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAGINAW, MICHIGAN, HELD MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2008, AT 6:30 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER OF CITY HALL. PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Police Chaplain Jay Rousseau offered a prayer and led the pledge of allegiance. ROLL CALL Mayor Joyce Seals called the meeting to order. The following Councilpersons were present: Gregory Branch, Larry Coulouris, Daniel   more

CITY OF SAN DIEGO TO RECEIVE FUNDING TO FURTHER PROMOTE SOLAR ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28 -- The city of San Diego Department of Environmental Services issued the following news release: The City of San Diego will be receiving funds and technical support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the agency's Solar America Cities program. San Diego will receive a $200,000 grant to fund the integration of solar power into city facilities and to encourage other cities across the country to follow suit. In addition to the funding, the DOE will provide h  more

CITY'S PLAN TO REDUCE HIGH-RISK DRINKING DESERVES SUPPORT
MANKATO, Minn., Sept. 29 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: A coalition of Mankato community leaders have pulled together a plan to deal with the growing problem of high risk drinking. Now the rest of the community should get behind the plan and make it happen. The plan stems from ideas gathered at Mankato's High Risk Drinking Summit that took place earlier this year. That community meeting was prompted by the high-profile deaths of Minnesota State Un  more

CL&P Contest Encourages High School Students To 'Think Green' Winning School to Receive $20,000 Grant
BERLIN, Conn., Oct. 16 -- Connecticut Light & Power issued the following news release: High school students across the state are being encouraged to "go green" and it could result in a big reward for their school. Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) is sponsoring "Live Green - Win Green," a unique competition designed to encourage high school students to conserve energy and protect the environment. Students are being challenged to demonstrate what they currently do to conserve energy and m  more

COATING IMPROVES ELECTRICAL STIMULATION THERAPY USED FOR PARKINSON'S, DEPRESSION, CHRONIC PAIN
DALLAS, Sept. 16 -- The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have designed a way to improve electrical stimulation of nerves by outfitting electrodes with the latest in chemically engineered fashion: a coating of basic black, formed from carbon nanotubes. The nanotube sheathing improves the signals received and transmitted by electrodes, which researchers say is a potentially critical step for ad  more

COFFEE GROUNDS PERK UP COMPOST PILE WITH NITROGEN
CORVALLIS, Ore., July 3 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Coffee grounds can be an excellent addition to a compost pile. The grounds are relatively rich in nitrogen, providing bacteria the energy they need to turn organic matter into compost. About 2 percent nitrogen by volume, used coffee grounds can be a safe substitute for nitrogen-rich manure in the compost pile, explained Cindy Wise, coordinator of the compost specialist program at the Lane County office of  more

College Students Tapped for CBA Grass Roots Financial Literacy Campaign
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 14 -- The Consumer Bankers Association issued the following news release: The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), through its sponsorship of the annual Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Bateman Case Study Competition, has recently invited college juniors and seniors at PRSSA chapters nationwide to participate in CBA's new college access and affordability public information program-Hit the Books Running...the more you know the less you'll owe©. The compet  more

COMMISSIONER DUNN COMMENTS ON FUTURES AIDING AND ABETTING COMMODITY PRICE INSTABILITY BEFORE SWISS FUTURES AND OPTIONS ASSOCIATION'S, BURKENSTOCK MEETING
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following statement: Introduction Thank you. I am happy to be here to talk today. The sage American philosopher, baseball great Yogi Berra, once said, "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." I think we all recognize that futures markets are notoriously difficult to predict and understand. Maybe that's why people are so suspicious whenever they see record prices in the futures markets, espec  more

COMMISSIONER JACOBS TO CHAIR BROWARD COUNTY CLIMATE CHANGE TASK FORCE
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 17 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: Broward County has long been at the forefront of environmental issues locally and nationally, leading the state and country in implementing innovative and award-winning environmental programs. To tackle the environmental challenges of the future, Broward County has created a Climate Change Task Force and named Commissioner Kristin Jacobs as Chair of the 25-member panel. "This task force will creat  more

COMMUNITY BENEFITS FROM DAY OF CARING
ARCATA, Calif., Sept. 29 -- Humboldt State University issued the following press release: As part of of the 15th annual Day of Caring, nearly 500 Humboldt State University students, staff and faculty, local citizens and AmeriCorps members contributed a sum total of more than 1,200 hours of service at over 30 different sites in our community. Beaches were cleaned, trees were planted, not-for-profit agencies had their service sites revitalized and food was packed for emergency relief. Volunt  more

CONGRESS ALLOWS RESPONSIBLE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DRILLING IN THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Virginia 'Ginny' Brown-Waite, R-Fla. (5th CD), issued the following column: I write to you with good news about the prospects of responsible drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Despite the Democrat majority's best efforts to prevent increased domestic production of oil and natural gas, the moratorium on drilling in the OCS expired on October 1, 2008. Since 1980, domestic production has decreased 41 percent and our imports have increased 210% since 198  more

CONGRESSIONAL MAILBAG
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash. (4th CD), issued the following weekly message: Each month I receive thousands of emails, phone calls and letters from Central Washington residents on a variety of issues. Here are a few questions I've recently received. How can we create jobs and grow our economy? As a former small business owner, I understand that businesses are best served by a government that gives them freedom to innovate, grow and create jobs. I vote for low tax pol  more

CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES PROVIDE HELP WITH GRANTS
DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Our region is home to a wide variety of organizations, groups, and individuals that are constantly finding ways to improve the community. If you belong to one of these organizations, there are thousands of federal grants your organization might be eligible for and benefit from. There are a wide variety of federal grants and, before beginning the process of applying, you should know how my offic  more

Congressman McCaul's Early Voting Rallies
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican Party candidate running for re-election in Texas' 10th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX 10) kicks off the first day of early voting touring the 10th Congressional District. Rep. McCaul will rally support, asking voters to return his common-sense, conservative leadership to Congress for a third term. Congressman McCaul's priorities upon returning to Washington have not cha  more

Connecticut Inventor Develops Laser Impulse Sample Deposition Apparatus
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- Peter Massaro of Burlington, Conn., has developed a method for depositing laser impulse sample. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A sample material, such as a liquid including genomic or proteomic materials, may be deposited on a work surface based on illumination of a sample transfer device by an illumination beam. Illumination of the sample transfer device may cause a portion of the sample transfer device to move and there  more

CORE FACULTY, STAFF PRESENT NEW RESEARCH AT THE OBESITY SOCIETY'S ANNUAL MEETING
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8 -- Temple University issued the following news release: While the obesity epidemic appears to have plateaued in women and children for the first time in several years, the numbers of overweight/obese people are still dangerously high, and research continues to find new and more serious health risks associated with the disease. Temple's Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) is at the forefront in studying the causes, consequences, treatment and prevention of   more

CORVALLIS COUPLE DONATES $2.4 MILLION TO OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS
CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 15 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: A new initiative to raise support for Oregon State University students has received a boost from alumnus Peter Johnson and his wife, Rosalie, who donated $2.4 million to endow a unique scholarship-internship program they started at OSU 10 years ago, ensuring the program will continue for generations to come. This year, OSU leaders launched a scholarship initiative aimed at raising $100 million for studen  more

COUNCIL SEEKS COMMENTS ON FUEL-PRICE FORECASTS
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 16 -- The Washington state Northwest Power and Conservation Council issued the following news release: Predicting the future price of natural gas is a bit like predicting the weather-an important but essentially impossible task. For the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, however, the future price of natural gas is an important factor in long-term power planning because natural gas is the fuel for power plants that provide 16 percent of the region's electricity.   more

COUNTY ENERGY MASTER PLAN GETS UNDERWAY DURING EARTHWEEK
WOODBURY, N.J., April 23 -- Gloucester County issued the following news release: Gloucester County's comprehensive energy master plan will be getting underway this week said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney. The study will address approximately 90 facilities throughout the County, and in addition to the County buildings, the study includes county agencies such as the County College, the Improvement Authority, and the Special Services School District. Freeholder Director Sweeney said   more

COUNTY OF BEXAR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION AT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 19 -- Bexar County issued the following news release: Acknowledging the County of Bexar Economic Development Department for an exceptional business initiative, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recognized the San Antonio, Texas-based entity with an Honorable Mention at IEDC's Annual Conference, which took place in Atlanta, Georgia, October 19-22. The organization was noticed for this achievement during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 21st. "Econ  more

CREATE HUMMINGBIRD-FRIENDLY GARDEN
BATON ROUGE, La., July 4 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: Few sights are more thrilling in the garden than rapidly moving hummingbirds darting among the flowers. So favored are the jewel-colored birds, people put out feeders to entice them into the landscape. Even better are gardens packed with plants that provide flowers full of the nectar hummers crave. Creating a garden with plants specifically chosen to attract and feed these diminutive bun  more

CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON WELCOMES POETS ZAPRUDER, SERPAS
HOUSTON, Aug. 19 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Two of poetry's freshest voices soon will be heard by students in the University of Houston's noted Creative Writing Program (CWP). Poets Matthew Zapruder and Martha Serpas are joining CWP as visiting faculty for the fall 2008 semester. They will teach graduate and undergraduate poetry workshops and courses. Zapruder is the acclaimed author of poetry collections 2002's "American Linden" (Tupelo Press) and 2  more

Cut trees, branches covering power lines, says CEB
Colombo, Oct. 25 -- The Power and Energy Ministry requested public assistance to prevent damage to electricity supply cables during the rainy season by cutting and removing trees and branches dangerously overhanging on electricity lines in their areas and compounds. The Ministry has requested the public to be extremely careful in using televisions, radios and other electric appliances during rains as lightening may cause damage to them. A Ministry release said the number of deaths caused  more

DEDICATION, OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR CAPITAL REEF NATIONAL PARK FIELD STATION
OREM, Utah, Oct. 10 -- Utah Valley University issued the following news release: Capitol Reef National Park, in conjunction with Utah Valley University (UVU), will hold a public Dedication and an Open House at the recently completed Capitol Reef Field Station on October 16, 2008. The Dedication will take place at 1:00 p.m. to be followed by the Open House from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Guest parking will be available one and one-half miles south of the Park visitor center with shuttle service provide  more

DEMOCRATIC LEADERS SAY LOOMING HOME-HEATING CRISIS REQUIRES ACTION NOW
HARTFORD, Conn., July 22 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Legislative leaders, including Senator Williams, gathered at a press conference to call on the governor to support an already approved program to provide incentives for middle-income residents to upgrade their furnaces to more energy-efficient models. In the foreground is an energy-efficient gas furnace. (July 22, 2008) Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) and Speaker of the H  more

DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS WORK TOGETHER TO RESCUE OLD STATE HOUSE
HARTFORD, Conn., July 25 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Legislative leaders from both political parties have signed-off on a deal with the City of Hartford that will hand control of the Old State House in Hartford over to the state's Joint Committee on Legislative Management. The 99-year lease, which begins July 25th, will ensure that the Old State House, one of Connecticut's most coveted historic treasures, is protected and preserved for future gener  more

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAM MANAGER FOR OHIO EPA BUTHKER TESTIFIES ON 'OVERSIGHT HEARING ON CLEANUP EFFORTS AT FEDERAL FACILITIES' BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the following testimony from a committee hearing: Good afternoon. My name is Bonnie Buthker and I am the Department of Defense Program Manager for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA). I would like to thank Chairwoman Boxer, Ranking Member Inhofe, and all the members of the Committee for the opportunity to discuss Ohio's concerns regarding state involvement in the investigation and cleanup of federal  more

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CAMPAIGNS FOR RECYCLING OF CAMPAIGN MATERIALS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 17 -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued the following news release: As early voting begins in Florida for the November 4, 2008 general election, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging candidates for political office and citizens to recycle campaign signs at the end of the election process. Recycling paper materials like campaign signs keeps waste out of landfills and allows for the reuse of materials. Recyclin  more

DEPRESSED DIALYSIS PATIENTS MORE LIKELY TO BE HOSPITALIZED OR DIE, RESEARCHER FINDS
DALLAS, Sept. 12 -- The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: Dialysis patients diagnosed with depression are nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized or die within a year than those who are not depressed, a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher has found. In the study, available online and in the Sept. 15 issue of Kidney International, researchers monitored 98 dialysis patients for up to 14 months. More than a quarter of dialysis patien  more

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR REGULATORY COMPLIANCE MARCINOWSKI TESTIFIES ON 'OVERSIGHT HEARING ON CLEANUP EFFORTS AT FEDERAL FACILITIES' BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the following testimony from a committee hearing: Good morning, Madame Chairman and Members ofthe Committee. I am pleased to be here today to discuss how the Department ofEnergy's (DOE's) Office ofEnvironmental Management (EM) conducts environmental cleanup at federal facilities. I appreciate the opportunity to share our experiences with you. The year 2009 will mark 20 years since the EM program was first establ  more

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY HAYWARD SPEAKS AT BELFAST, MAINE
BELFAST, Maine, July 17 -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation issued the text of the following remarks: REMARKS AT THE CONFERENCE ON "TOMORROW'S PROLIFERATION PATHWAYS: WEAK STATES, ROGUES, AND NON-STATE ACTORS" Mary Alice Hayward, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy and Negotiations I appreciate the invitation to provide opening remarks to this conference on "Tomorrow's Proliferation Pathways" - a timely and rele  more

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF BILATERAL TRADE WILL PRESENT IN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
ESOM HILL, Ga., Sept. 24 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Amy Holman, Deputy Director of the Bilateral Trade office in the Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs at the US Department of State, will present in the Merrill Building Auditorium (Room 101) on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow from 3:30-4 p.m. in the lobby of Merrill. Students and faculty who might find this presentation of interest are encouraged to attend.   more

DIRECTOR NAMED BEST IN AIR FORCE
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Dec. 12 -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate issued the following press release: By Lois Walsh 96th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Like many women in the early 1980's, Jiri Crowder entered Civil Service as a clerk-typist in order to get into the system. During the last two decades, through hard work and education, Ms. Crowder rose through the ranks doing what she loves best, being an integral part of the helping agencies here. Now, t  more

DIRECTOR NAMED FOR AUSTIN FAMILY BUSINESS PROGRAM
CORVALLIS, Ore., May 13 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Robin Klemm has been named the director of Oregon State University's Austin Family Business Program. Klemm, who has worked in the position on an interim basis since August of 2007, previously had been a private consultant in Seattle since 2005. Prior to that, she spent 12 years as the CEO and co-founder of Optimus Consulting, a family-owned business that specialized in business economics and strategy.   more

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH COOPER ISSUES STATEMENT ON OUTRAGEOUS ENERGY AND FOOD PRICES BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- At a hearing of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee, Sen. mark cooper made the following statement: STATEMENT OF DR. MARK COOPER DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH On OVERSIGHT OF ENERGY MARKETS AND OIL FUTURES CONTRACTS Before the JOINT HEARING OF THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION AND FORESTRY UNITED STATES SENATE SUMMARY BURSTING THE SPECULATIVE BUBBLE   more

DIRECTOR-GENERAL LAMY WELCOMES CAPE VERDE'S ACCESSION AS ANOTHER SIGN OF CONFIDENCE IN WTO
GENEVA, Dec. 18 -- The World Trade Organization issued the following press release: Director-General Pascal Lamy, on 18 December 2007, welcomed the General Council's approval of Cape Verde's accession as "adding another valuable member to the family and brings us another step closer to universal membership". On 18 December 2007, the General Council cleared the path for Cape Verde's membership in the WTO by approving a package of agreements which spell out the terms of Cape Verde's accessio  more

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, MICROBIOLOGIST NAMED DEAN OF OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY HONORS COLLEGE
CORVALLIS, Ore., April 1 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: A longtime plant microbiology researcher who holds the highest academic rank possible for faculty at Oregon State University has been named dean of the University Honors College, officials announced today. Daniel J. Arp, one of a handful of current faculty to carry the title of "distinguished professor," has been at Oregon State since 1990, when he came to Corvallis from the University of California-Rive  more

DOE ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF GNEP PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Energy issued the following press release: Today, October 17, 2008, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing the availability of its Draft Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS). The document provides an analysis of the potential environmental consequences of alternatives to the present U.S. open fuel cycle, in which nuclear fuel is used one time and eventually sent to geologic  more

DOE'S COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD FOR NEVADA TEST SITE PROGRAMS RECEIVES RESPONSE REGARDING LOW-LEVEL WASTE TRANSPORTATION STUDY
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Community Advisory Board for Nevada Test Site Programs issued the following letter: Mr. Frank DiSanza Waste Management Federal Project Director U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Site Office 232 Energy Way, M/S 505 North Las Vegas, NV 89030 SUBJECT: Recommendation of specific parameters to include in 2008 low-level waste transportation study The Community Advisory Board for Nevada Test Site Programs (CAB) Transportation/Waste Com  more

DOE'S OFFICE OF RIVER PROTECTION ISSUES EVENT CALENDER, OCT. 7
RICHLAND, Wash., Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of River Protection issued the following event calender: STATE OF THE HANFORD SITE MEETING Location: North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way North City: Seattle, WA. Start: TBD End: TBD The State of the Hanford Site Meeting will be held in Seattle, WA on October 7, 2008.  more

DOWN TO EARTH: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON CELEBRATES SUSTAINABILITY DURING 'GREEN DAY' ON OCT. 24
HOUSTON, Oct. 20 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: The University of Houston's school colors are red and white, but the campus has increasingly become "greener" over the years. So much so, the university will celebrate its efforts to preserve the environment and conserve energy during UH Green Day from 8 a.m. - noon, Friday, Oct. 24. A host of events and activities including rides in electric service vehicles and a drinking water exhibit will engage and inform  more

DURAND FARM SAVING MONEY ON ENERGY
BATON ROUGE, La., June 18 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: The Durand rice and crawfish farm in St. Martin Parish has realized considerable savings by converting diesel pumps to electric units. Jeff Durand, who farms with brothers C.J. and Greg, said an energy audit conducted at the farm determined they could realize a 58 percent savings, assuming a diesel price of $2.50 a gallon, by converting all pumps on the farm to electricity. The Duran  more

EASTERN TO DEDICATE NEW SCIENCE BUILDING
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Oct. 17 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: Connecticut Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele leads a long list of dignitaries who will join Eastern Connecticut State University President Elsa M. Núñez and the campus community to dedicate the University's new Science Building on Oct. 22. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $64 million, 174,000-square-foot, six-story facility will take place at 10 a.m. in the Science Building Plaza, in front of the   more

EASY BEING GREEN THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND
GUNNISON, Colo., Aug. 22 -- Western State College issued the following news release: "Living Green" has the momentum of a boulder tumbling down a mountain. Western's Residence Life and the Environmental Studies department will be harnessing that momentum for the students after our college's first week of classes. The event is the Green Labor Day Weekend Challenge. Janice Lung, Director of Residence Life has spearheaded the challenge. "The goal of this weekend is three fold," she said.  more

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: BALDWIN COUNTY WAY
MOBILE, Ala., Aug. 20 -- University of South Alabama issued the following news release: Get ready to be entertained by Robert Ingram's not so conventional talk about the local economy. Ingram's high-energy lecture will focus on the economic challenges and opportunities in Baldwin County. Key focus points will highlight the driving force of the local economies and the industrial/distribution projects. The lecture will provide an informative outlook to the economic development process and how i  more

ECONOMIC STIMULUS HELPS OHIO'S FAMILIES, SMALL BUSINESSEES
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Recently, Congress enacted the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 which will send more than $150 billion in economic stimulus to the American economy. This legislation is an important first step in jumpstarting our economy and boosting consumer confidence. The economic stimulus package will also provide direct assistance to millions of America's neediest families and provide a benefit for America's s  more

EDDIE BYNUM III TO COMPETE AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MEET
SALEM, Mass., May 21 -- Salem State College issued the following press release: Four-time All-American Eddie Bynum III of Lynn will be traveling with SSC sprint coach Jeff Rockwood to the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh on Wednesday with the mission of defending his 100m dash title he secured last year. Bynum will also compete in the 200m dash event at the nationals for the first time with the trial races taking place on Thursday. The two-time national 55m dash champion will take part i  more

EIGHTEEN AGENCIES GATHER IN SEATTLE TO ACCEPT EPA'S 'FEDERAL GREEN CHALLENGE'
SEATTLE, Sept. 30 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following press release: When senior executives from 18 Pacific Northwest federal agencies gather at the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture tomorrow(Wednesday, October 1), their goal is ambitious. They plan to reduce the federal government's "carbon footprint" in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest by approximately 9 million pounds by next year (roughly equivalent to 450,000 gallons of gasoline saved). The   more

EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES BLAKE TO KAHLO TO WARHOL
EL PASO, Texas, Oct. 21 -- The city of El Paso issued the following press release: The Blake to Kahlo to Warhol: Masterworks from the Harry Ransom Center exhibition brings together American, Mexican and European masterworks from the Ransom Center's collection of over 65,000 works of art from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries. In addition to masterpieces by some of the world's most famous artists of the 19th and 20th centuries such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Robert Rauschenberg and  more

ELECTED LEADERS FROM ACROSS BROWARD COUNTY GATHER TO TACKLE WATER ISSUES
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 6 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: For the first time in Broward County's history, the County Commission, the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board and Mayors of Broward County's 31 cities will come together on Monday, May 12, 2008, to discuss water supply issues and challenges. The joint workshop will take place at the Broward County Convention Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in rooms 124 and 125. Public comment is   more

ELECTRIC RATE INCREASE FOR CITY OF NEWARK
NEWARK, Del., Aug. 26 -- The city of Newark issued the following news release: Beginning today, City of Newark residents will see an increase in their electric bills. Wholesale power prices have risen dramatically over the last few months, with a sharp increase in July, prompting an immediate increase of 17.5% to residents' electric bills. The impact on individual customers will vary depending on the size of their dwelling and their consumption. The base rate of 13.5 cents per kWh will not ch  more

Electricity Leaders Form an International Electricity Partnership to Deliver Advanced Electric Technologies to Create a Global Low-Carbon Future
ATLANTA, Oct. 7 -- The Edison Electric Institute issued the following news release: Electric utility leaders from the world's largest economies believe governments working together must continue to seek to restore investor confidence in order to maintain efficient global capital markets. As one of the most capital intensive industries, electric utilities must have ready access to liquid capital markets. Global competitive financial markets are essential to the industry's objective to invest a  more

Electrifying Change
Kathmandu, Oct. 25 -- Gone are the days when Dankala Shahi, a resident of Mugraha VDC-8, Kalikot, had to spend the whole day grinding cereals at a local traditional watermill. She had to walk down steep steps for an hour to reach a watermill near the Baligad river, and sometimes even had to wait in line throughout the night for her turn. Now, times have changed and life has improved for hundreds of villagers like Dankala after the installation of an Improved Watermill in their area. The vi  more

ELECTRONICS PROGRAM RECEIVES $50,000 SOLAR PANEL DONATION
MESA, Ariz., Aug. 11 -- Maricopa Community Colleges' Mesa Community College issued the following news release: Students in the MCC Electronics Program will soon be using solar-generated electricity in their labs, thanks to a donation from the ASU-Polytechnic Photovoltaic Testing Lab (PTL). "ASU-Poly has given us a 50-panel, 7.5-kilowatt capacity system - enough to power three of our electronics labs under typical usage," said JD Neglia, the Electronics Program Director. "This donation is t  more

Elephant House to expand with new products
Colombo, Oct. 25 -- "It is easy to win an award but to maintain it for three years is challenging" Ceylon Cold Stores Ltd won the SLIM Nielson People's Award for the most popular beverage brand of the year at the SLIM award ceremony held at the BMICH Colombo recently. Speaking to the Daily News Business on this achievement, Head of Beverages and Vice President JKH S. Srikanth said the company won this award for the third consecutive year and it is a significant achievement being a local   more

EMORY EMPLOYEES, STUDENTS CAN WIN $1,000 IN ANNUAL BUILDING ENERGY COMPETITION
ATLANTA, Oct. 3 -- Emory University issued the following news release: Students and employees of Emory University have the opportunity to win $1,000 towards a sustainable reward while helping the university become more sustainable. By conserving energy during October and throughout the year, they will help Emory reach its goal of reducing energy use by 25 percent by 2015. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, Emory's Campus Services department will measure the energy use in every building on campus  more

EMORY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NAMES MICKEY EBERT ASSISTANT COACH
ATLANTA, May 31 -- Emory University issued the following news release: Emory University head women's basketball coach Christy Thomaskutty has announced the appointment of Mickey Ebert as assistant coach. Ebert comes to the Eagles' program from St. Francis Catholic High School in Gainesville, Fla., where he started up the girl's basketball program. Ebert enjoyed a successful four-year tenure at St. Francis, where he guided his team to a 2007-08 District 4-1A championship. Saint Francis adva  more

ENEL and the Town of Portoscuso Agree to Develop Renewable Resources
ROME, Oct. 15 -- Enel issued the following news release: Enel and the Town of Portoscuso, in Sardinia, today signed a Programme Agreement for the implementation of new industrial initiatives designed to foster the economic development of the area, with a special focus on renewable energy resources. The primary initiative envisaged under the accord is the construction of a wind plant with a total capacity of about 90 MW in the town's industrial zone. The facility will comprise 30 wind turbi  more

ENEL North America Mit and New England Research Awarded $1 Million Geothermal Research Grant
ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 10 -- Enel issued the following news release: Enel North America along with its partners at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New England Research have been awarded funding totalling up to $1,019,769.00 from the United States Department of Energy under a grant opportunity for research, development and demonstration of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) for next generation geothermal energy technologies. The aim of the research is to apply geophysical techniq  more

ENERGY COORDINATORS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN VICKSBURG
JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 6 -- The Mississippi Development Authority issued the following news release: The Mississippi Energy Coordinators Association (MECA) will host its 2008 Convention and Expo on Tuesday, October 7 through Thursday, October 9, 2008. The three-day event will be held at the Vicksburg Convention Center at 1600 Mulberry Street in Vicksburg, Miss. The event, entitled "Partnering for Success," is co-sponsored by the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). "With energy managemen  more

ENERGY INDEPENDENCE REQUIRES CONGRESS TO ACT
MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 1 -- Gov. Bob Riley, R-Ala., issued the following column: In just a few days Americans will celebrate our nation's independence declared 232 years ago. On this July 4, we find ourselves in a different type of struggle for independence - energy independence. Like the Revolutionary War and all the fights for freedom we've endured since, this is a battle we cannot afford to lose. Yet we will unless Congress begins taking action immediately to end our dependence on foreign   more

ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION ISSUES ANALYSIS BRIEF ON ARGENTINA
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration issued the following country analysis brief: Argentina is a significant Latin American energy producer and consumer. It is a net energy exporter, primarily to neighboring Brazil and Chile. Background Argentina is one of South America's largest economies. Argentina's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 8.4 percent in 2006 and 7.9 percent in 2007. This high level of economic growth has led to a corres  more

ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION ISSUES ANALYSIS BRIEF ON CENTRAL ASIA
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration issued the following country analysis brief: Central Asia countries Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have abundant oil and natural gas reserves. A lack of sufficient foreign investment, geographical challenges, inadequate export pipeline infrastructure, and political instability have been deterrents of both countries becoming major energy exporters. Recent agreements with international companies and countries m  more

ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION ISSUES ANALYSIS BRIEF ON COTE D IVOIRE
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration issued the following country analysis brief: Côte d'Ivoire has a growing oil industry and is attracting foreign company interest. Background Côte d'Ivoire's oil industry started to take off in 2001 during a period of civil war. By 2007, oil exports represented 28 percent of the governments export revenues, surpassing cocoa and coffee, the country's traditional export commodities. The majority of Côte  more

ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION ISSUES ANALYSIS BRIEF ON KAZAKHSTAN
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration issued the following country analysis brief: Kazakhstan is important to world energy markets because it has significant oil and natural gas reserves. After years of foreign investment into the country's oil and natural gas sectors, the landlocked Central Asian state has recently begun to realize its enormous production potential. With sufficient export options, Kazakhstan could become a major world energy   more

Energy Now Even Greener in Sicily: New Wind Plant Starts Operations
ROME, Oct. 22 -- Enel issued the following news release: The Carlentini 2 wind plant, in the province of Siracusa in Sicily, begins operations today. The plant consists of seventeen 850 kW wind turbines, with a total installed capacity of 14.45 MW. The annual output of the new facility is expected to be 25 million kWh. The new plant joins the Carlentini 1 facility, composed of 11 wind turbines, which entered service at the end of 2001. The combined capacity of the two plants is 21.7 MW, eq  more

ENERGY STAR OPERATION CHANGE OUT INITIAL RESULTS SAVE NEARLY $11 MILLION IN ENERGY COSTS AT 84 U.S. MILITARY BASES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Energy issued the following press release: The United States Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the initial results of energy cost reduction by 84 military bases that have shifted away from traditional lighting to compact fluorescent light bulbs. These bases are participating in ENERGY STAR Operation Change Out -The Military Challenge, a joint effort with DOE and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Secretary Bodman launched this initiati  more

Engineering should be developed for national development: Minister
Colombo, Oct. 25 -- Engineering as a profession is very a knowledge intensive one which forms the backbone of any type of progress and development of our society as well as the country, Minister of Power and Energy W.D.J. Seneviratne said. He also said: "To attain sustainable national development, we need to develop the engineering profession as well". Speaking at the opening of the new building of the Institute of Engineering Sri Lanka (IESL) Minister said that in order to meet the challeng  more

ENI and ENEL Sign Strategic Agreement on CO2 Capture
ROME, Oct. 21 -- Enel issued the following news release: At the Headquarters of the Ministry of the Environment, in the presence of the Minister of the Environment Stefania Prestigiacomo, Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni and Enel CEO Fulvio Conti signed a strategic cooperation agreement today to develop technologies for the capture, transport and geological sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2) and for the joint construction of Italy's first project in this area. The most reliable forecasts suggest t  more

ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON'S C. T. BAUER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MADE NUMBER ONE IN U.S.
HOUSTON, Sept. 9 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: The entrepreneurship program at the University of Houston's C. T. Bauer College of Business has made a giant leap from number two to number one in the country on The Princeton Review's list of top undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the U.S. for Entrepreneur magazine. The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at UH Bauer is the nation's leading entrepreneurship program on the 2008 Top 25 Un  more

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCESS BEGINS FOR SOLAR PROJECT IN IMPERIAL COUNTY
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 17 -- The California Energy Commission issued the following news release: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), together with the California Energy Commission, today published a notice announcing that the agencies intend to prepare an environmental impact statement/staff assessment (EIS/SA) for the Stirling Energy Systems' Solar Two Project in Imperial County. The project, to be located about 14 miles west of El Centro, involves about 6,500 acres, including 6,  more

EXPERTS DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE DURING UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LECTURE SERIES
HOUSTON, Sept. 25 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Noted energy and environment experts are participating in an eight-part lecture series at the University of Houston, addressing the implications of climate change for the world and for the Houston area. "The Science and Policy of Climate Change" lecture series is free and open to the public and is held from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 17. The series started this week and is being held in room 101 o  more

FACILITIES AND ENGINEERING FINALISTS NAMED
CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 11 -- The Citadel issued the following press release: Three finalists have been named for the vice president of facilities and engineering at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Interviews will be conducted on campus Jan. 14 -17. Finalists are: * Dr. G. Dewey Yeatts, chief facilities officer and associate vice-president for facilities management, Murray State University, Murray, Ky. * Carl Russell Postelwate, director of the physical plant, Uni  more

FACT SHEET: EXISTING SANCTIONS AND REPORTING PROVISIONS RELATED TO NORTH KOREA
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation issued the following fact sheet: For Proliferation Activities: * Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act of 2000: Requires reporting to Congress of certain proliferation-related transfers to or from North Korea and allows for: a procurement ban; an assistance ban; a prohibition against certain arms-related sales under the Arms Export Control Act (AECA); and denial of licens  more

FAIRFAX COUNTY SCHOOLS USE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AS LESSON IN GOVERNMENT
FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 17 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release: Students in kindergarten through 12th grade in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are learning about how the American electoral process works, through mock elections, debates, and exercises related to the historic 2008 presidential election. In elementary schools, students are learning about campaigns, debates, and elections in several ways: * Author Betty Shephard, who collaborated on the workbo  more

Farley Gift to Endow Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center Farley
EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 9 -- Northwestern University issued the following news release: Entrepreneur and Northwestern University alumnus James Farley and his wife, Nancy, have made a significant gift to the University to endow the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern President Henry S. Bienen announced today (Oct. 9). In honor of the gift from the James N. and Nancy J. Farley Foundation, the center will be named th  more

Farm Bill Passes Both House and Senate in Veto-Proof Votes
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 16 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: After months of delays and contentious debate, the Farm Bill finally passed Congress. On Wednesday, May 14th, the House of Representatives voted 318 to 106 to pass the conference committee report of H.R. 2419, The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. The Senate passed the bill the following day with an 81-15 vote, sending the legislation to the White House. President Bush has threatened to vet  more

Farm Bill Provisions Can Spur Production of Advanced, Low-Carbon Biofuels
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: The Farm Bill agreement announced yesterday by U.S. House and Senate negotiators will encourage biofuel producers to move more rapidly to commercialize advanced biofuels and help farmers transition to growing energy crops for a sustainable biofuel industry. Biotechnology Industry Organization President & CEO Jim Greenwood today thanked House and Senate leaders and issued the following statement:   more

Farm Bill Will Help the U.S. Move to Advanced, Low-Carbon Biofuels
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: The Farm Bill passed yesterday by the U.S. House and today by the U.S. Senate will encourage biofuel producers to move more rapidly to commercialize advanced biofuels and help farmers transition to growing energy crops for a sustainable biofuel industry. Biotechnology Industry Organization President & CEO Jim Greenwood today thanked House and Senate leaders and issued the following statement:   more

Federal Court Protects New Mexicans' Access to Affordable Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment Upgrades
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 7 -- The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute issued the following news release: A federal district court in New Mexico on Oct. 3 granted a preliminary injunction to stop the city of Albuquerque from enforcing new ordinances that would significantly increase the cost of heating and cooling equipment for consumers seeking to upgrade to more efficient systems. "Those of us who know the marketplace -- the equipment manufacturers, dealers and installers -  more

FEDERAL DISABILITY OFFICIAL TO MEET WITH WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY'S JOB ACCOMMODATION NETWORK
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., June 23 -- West Virginia University issued the following news release: The Job Accommodation Network, a West Virginia University-based agency that helps workplaces across the world outfit themselves for their employees with disabilities, is hosting a ranking official from the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday (June 24). Neil Romano, the assistant secretary for disability employment policy, will meet with administrators and staffers of the network known as JAN during the v  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO ANR PIPELINE ACCEPTING, SUSPENDING TARIFF SHEET
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: In Reply Refer to: ANR Pipeline Company Docket Nos. RP08-97-000 and RP08-97-002 Greenberg Traurig, LLP Attn: Howard L. Nelson, Esq. Attorney for ANR Pipeline Company 2101 L Street, N.W. Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20037 Dear Mr. Nelson: 1. You filed, on behalf of ANR Pipeline Company (ANR), a Stipulation and Agreement (Settlement) in the above-refe  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR REGARDING COMPLIANCE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. California Independent System Operator Corporation Docket No. ER06-615-015 ORDER ON COMPLIANCE 1. On October 26, 2007, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO) submitted proposed revisions to its pro forma Reliability  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR REGARDING COMPLIANCE FILING
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, and Jon Wellinghoff. California Independent System Operator Corporation Pacific Gas & Electric Company Docket Nos. ER01-313-009 ER01-313-010 ER01-424-009 ER01-424-010 ORDER ON COMPLIANCE FILING 1. The California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO) submitted   more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT REGARDING REVISIONS TO CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT, FLORIDA POWER'S OPEN ACCESS TRANSMISSION TARIFF ADOPTING LOCAL TRANSMISSION LOADING RELIEF PROCEDURES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: In Reply Refer To: Carolina Power & Light Company Docket No. ER08-1368-000 Progress Energy Service Co., LLC P.O. Box 1551 Raleigh, NC 27602 Attention: Kendal C. Bowman Associate General Counsel Reference: Revisions to Carolina Power & Light Company and Florida Power Corporation's Open Access Transmission Tariff Adopting Local Transmission Loading Relief Pro  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO CENTERPOINT ENERGY GAS TRANSMISSION REGARDING WAIVER REQUEST, SEMI-ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT TO FUEL REIMBURSEMENT PERCENTAGES, ELECTRIC POWER COSTS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: In Reply Refer To: CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company Docket No. RP08-621-000 CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company P. O. Box 21734 Shreveport, LA 71151 Attention: Lawrence O. Thomas, Director Rate and Regulatory Reference: Waiver Request and Semi-Annual Adjustment to Fuel Reimbursement Percentages and Electric Power Costs Ladies and Gent  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO DOMINION COVE POINT ET AL. REGARDING REMAND
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP Docket Nos. CP05-130-000,001 002 and 003 CP05-132-000,001 and 002 Dominion Transmission, Inc. Docket Nos. CP05-131-000,001 and 002 (Not Consolidated) ORDER ON REMAND 1. On July 18, 2008, the Un  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO DUQUESNE LIGHT GRANTING TRANSMISSION RATE INCENTIVES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Duquesne Light Company Docket Nos. ER08-1402-000 ORDER GRANTING TRANSMISSION RATE INCENTIVES 1. On August 14, 2008, Duquesne Light Company (Duquesne) filed revised tariff sheets pursuant to section 205 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), to   more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO EDISON MISSION DENYING MOTIONS TO INTERVENE, DISMISSING REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION, REHEARING OF ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION, CONSENT AGREEMENT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. In re Edison Mission Docket No. IN08-3-001 ORDER DENYING MOTIONS TO INTERVENE AND DISMISSING REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION AND REHEARING OF ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION AND CONSENT AGREEMENT 1. On May 19, 2008, the Commission issued its Order   more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO ENTERGY SERVICES ACCEPTING TARIFF AMENDMENT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Entergy Services, Inc. Docket No. ER08-513-001 ORDER ACCEPTING TARIFF AMENDMENT 1. Entergy Services, Inc. (Entergy) submitted for filing a proposed amendment to Attachment V (Weekly Procurement Process) of its Open Access Transmission Tar  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION DENYING APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION TO DELAY EXERCISE OF ABANDONMENT AUTHORIZATION
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Florida Gas Transmission Company Docket No. CP06-9-001 ORDER DENYING APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION TO DELAY EXERCISE OF ABANDONMENT AUTHORIZATION 1. On May 3, 2006, Florida Gas Transmission Company (Florida Gas) was granted authorizations  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO FPL ENERGY MAINE GENERATION REGARDING ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTION FOLLOW-UP
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order: Project No. 2527-ME Skelton Project Project No. 2528-ME Cataract Project Project No. 2529-ME Bonny Eagle Project No. 2194-ME Bar Mills Project Project No. 2530-ME Hiram Project Project No. 2531-ME West Buxton Project FPL Maine Energy LLC Mr. Christopher L. Allen General Manager FPL Energy Maine Generation 160 Capitol SL, Suit  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO GOLDEN SPREAD ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ET AL. V. SOUTHWESTERN PUBLIC SERVICE REGARDING SETTLEMENT AMENDMENT NO. 3
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: In Reply Refer To: Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. Lyntegar Electric Cooperative, Inc. Farmers' Electric Cooperative, Inc. Lea County Electric Cooperative, Inc. Central Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. Southwestern Public Service Company Southwestern Public Service Company (consolidated) Southwestern  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO GULF SOUTH PIPELINE REGARDING REVISIONS TO ROFR PROVISIONS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: In Reply Refer To: Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP Docket No. RP08-603-000 Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2800 Houston, Texas 77046 Attention: J. Kyle Stephens Reference: Revisions to ROFR Provisions Ladies and Gentlemen: 1. On September 3, 2008, Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, (Gulf South) filed revised tariff sheets1 to modify   more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO IBERDROLA RENEWABLES REGARDING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: In Reply Refer To: Iberdrola Renewables, Inc. Docket Nos. ER07-1414-000 ER07-1414-001 Dickstein Shapiro LLP 1825 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 Attention: Michael J. Rustum Reference: Iberdrola Renewables, Inc. Dear Mr. Rustum: 1. On June 23, 2008, you and Mr. John Lilyestrom filed a Settlement Agreement (Settlement) on behalf of Iberdrola Rene  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO ISO NEW ENGLAND ACCEPTING, SUSPENDING LARGE GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT, ESTABLISHING HEARING, SETTLEMENT JUDGE PROCEDURES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. ISO New England Inc. ER08-950-000 ER08-950-001 ORDER ACCEPTING AND SUSPENDING LARGE GENERATOR INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT AND ESTABLISHING HEARING AND SETTLEMENT JUDGE PROCEDURES 1. On May 13, 2008, ISO New England Inc. (ISO-NE) and North  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO MIDWEST INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OPERATOR ET AL. ACCEPTING, SUSPENDING PROPOSED TARIFF REVISIONS SUBJECT TO FURTHER ORDER
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. and Transmission Owners of the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. Docket Nos. ER08-637-000 ER08-637-001 ER08-637-004 ER08-637-005 ORDER ACCEPTING AND SUSPEND  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO NATIONAL FUEL GAS SUPPLY REGARDING PETITION FOR WAIVER OF TARIFF
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: In Reply Refer To: National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation Docket No. RP08-633-000 National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation 6363 Main Street Williamsville, New York 14221 Attention: Antoinetta Mucilli, Senior Attorney Reference: Petition for Waiver of Tariff Dear Ms. Mucilli: 1. On September 25, 2008, National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (National Fuel) fil  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO NEW YORK INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR REGARDING FINAL REPORT OF REAL-TIME GUARANTEE PAYMENT IMPACT TEST RESULTS, REQUEST FOR A LIMITED TARIFF WAIVER, CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: In Reply Refer To: New York Independent System Operator, Inc. Docket No. ER06-185-009 Hunton & Williams LLP 1900 K Street, N.W., Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20006 Attention: Brian M. Zimmet, Counsel for New York Independent System Operator, Inc. Reference: Final Report of Real-Time Guarantee Payment Impact Test Results and Request for a Limited Tariff Waiver   more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO NORTHWEST PIPELINE ACCEPTING, REJECTING TARIFF REVISIONS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Northwest Pipeline GP Docket No. RP08-623-000 ORDER ACCEPTING AND REJECTING TARIFF REVISIONS 1. On September 16, 2008, Northwest Pipeline GP (Northwest) filed tariff revisions to modify section 6 (Regulation) and section 11 (Service Agree  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO PACIFICORP REGARDING FILING OF AGREEMENTS, TIME-VALUE REFUNDS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. PacifiCorp Docket No. ER08-1410-000 ORDER ON FILING OF AGREEMENTS AND TIME-VALUE REFUNDS 1. On August 15, 2008, PacifiCorp tendered for filing certain agreements, notices of cancellations and related tariff sheets, that were not previousl  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO PJM TRANSMISSION OWNERS REGARDING PJM OPEN ACCESS TRANSMISSION TARIFF REVISIONS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. PJM Transmission Owners Docket No. ER08-1378-000 ORDER ON PJM OPEN ACCESS TRANSMISSION TARIFF REVISIONS 1. On August 8, 2008, PJM Transmission Owners (Transmission Owners) submitted for filing, pursuant to section 205 of the Federal Power   more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO PROGRESS ENERGY ACCEPTING FILING
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Progress Energy, Inc. Docket Nos. OA07-53-001 OA07-53-002 OA08-67-001 OA08-67-002 ORDER ACCEPTING FILING 1. On March 3, 2008, as amended on March 31, 2008, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), Progress Energy, In  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO R.E. GINNA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT V. ROCHESTER GAS AND ELECTRIC APPROVING UNCONTESTED SETTLEMENT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, LLC v. Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation Docket No. EL07-77-000 ORDER APPROVING UNCONTESTED SETTLEMENT 1. On July 14, 2008, R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, LLC (Ginna) and Rochester Gas and Elec  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO SIERRA PACIFIC RESOURCES OPERATING COMPANIES REGARDING SECTION 205 FILING PROPOSING ORDER NO. 890 OATT VARIATIONS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: In Reply Refer To: Sierra Pacific Resources Operating Companies Docket No. ER08-1384-000 Sierra Pacific Resources 6100 Neil Road P. O. Box 10100 Reno, NV 89520-0024 Attention: Connie L. Westadt, Esquire Assistant General Cousel Reference: Section 205 Filing Proposing Order No. 890 OATT Variations Dear Ms. Westadt: 1. On August 12, 2008, Sierra Pa  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON REGARDING PETITION FOR WAIVER
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Southern California Edison Company Docket No. ER08-1355-000 Order on Petition for Waiver 1. On August 4, 2008, Southern California Edison Company (SoCal Edison) filed a Petition for Waiver of Tariff Provisions under its Wholesale Distribut  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON REGARDING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, TERMINATION OF THE 1975 FRINGE AGREEMENT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: In Reply Refer To: Southern California Edison Company Docket No. ER08-567-001 Southern California Edison Company Attn: James Cuillier, Director of FERC Rates and Regulation Rebecca Austin Furman, Esquire P.O. Box 800 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, California 91770 Reference: Settlement Agreement and Termination of the 1975 Fringe Agreement Dear Mr.   more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON REGARDING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, TERMINATION OF THE 1975 FRINGE AGREEMENT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: In Reply Refer To: Southern California Edison Company Docket No. ER08-567-001 Southern California Edison Company Attn: James Cuillier, Director of FERC Rates and Regulation Rebecca Austin Furman, Esquire P.O. Box 800 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, California 91770 Reference: Settlement Agreement and Termination of the 1975 Fringe Agreement Dear Mr.   more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO SOUTHWEST POWER POOL ACCEPTING TARIFF CHANGES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER08-1379-000 ORDER ACCEPTING TARIFF CHANGES 1. On August 8, 2008, in Docket No. ER08-1379-000, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) filed revised tariff sheets seeking revisions to Attachment Z1 and other  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO SOUTHWEST POWER POOL CONSOLIDATING DOCKETS, ACCEPTING, SUSPENDING SERVICE AGREEMENTS, ESTABLISHING HEARING, SETTLEMENT JUDGE PROCEDURES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket Nos. ER08-1357-000 ER08-1358-000 ER08-1359-000 ER08-313-000 ER08-923-000 ER08-1307-000 ER08-1308-000 ER08-1308-001 (consolidated) ORDER CONSOLIDATING DOCKETS, ACCEPTING AND SUSPENDING SERVICE A  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO STATE OF CALIFORNIA, EX REL. BILL LOCKYER V. BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER EXCHANGE ET AL. REGARDING REHEARING, CLARIFICATION
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. State of California, ex rel. Bill Lockyer, Attorney General of the State of California v. British Columbia Power Exchange Corporation, Coral Power, LLC, Dynegy Power Marketing, Inc., Enron Power Marketing, Inc., Mirant Americas Energy M  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO TARPON WHITETAIL GAS STORAGE GRANTING REHEARING, ALLOWING TARIFF REVISION
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Tarpon Whitetail Gas Storage, LLC Docket No. CP08-46-001 ORDER GRANTING REHEARING AND ALLOWING TARIFF REVISION 1. On December, 21, 2007, Tarpon Whitetail Gas Storage, LLC (Whitetail) filed an application in Docket No. CP08-46-000 for auth  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO TRANSCANADA KEYSTONE PIPELINE REGARDING PETITION FOR DECLARATORY ORDER
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP Docket No.OR08-9-000 ORDER ON PETITION FOR DECLARATORY ORDER 1. On March 28, 2008, TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP (Keystone) filed a petition for declaratory order requesting that the Commission approve  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO TRUNKLINE APPROVING UNCONTESTED SETTLEMENT, REVISED TARIFF PROVISIONS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Trunkline LNG Company, LLC Docket Nos. RP08-429-000 RP08-612-000 (Not Consolidated) ORDER FOLLOWING TECHNICAL CONFERENCE APPROVING UNCONTESTED SETTLEMENT AND REVISED TARIFF PROVISIONS 1. On September 5, 2008, Trunkline LNG Company  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO WEST TEXAS GAS ISSUING PRESIDENTIAL PERMIT, GRANTING AUTHORIZATION
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. West Texas Gas, Inc. Docket No. CP08-410-000 Reef International , L.L.C. Docket No. CP02-74-000 ORDER ISSUING PRESIDENTIAL PERMIT AND GRANTING AUTHORIZATION UNDER SECTION 3 OF THE NATURAL GAS ACT 1. On May 22, 2008, West Texas Gas, In  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO WESTAR ENERGY ESTABLISHING HEARING, SETTLEMENT JUDGE PROCEDURES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Westar Energy, Inc. Docket No. ER08-1396-000 ORDER ESTABLISHING HEARING AND SETTLEMENT JUDGE PROCEDURES 1. On August 13, 2008, Westar Energy, Inc. (Westar) filed what it characterizes as a Petition for Approval of Settlement Agreement (Se  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO WESTAR ENERGY ESTABLISHING HEARING, SETTLEMENT JUDGE PROCEDURES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Westar Energy, Inc. Docket No. ER08-1396-000 ORDER ESTABLISHING HEARING AND SETTLEMENT JUDGE PROCEDURES 1. On August 13, 2008, Westar Energy, Inc. (Westar) filed what it characterizes as a Petition for Approval of Settlement Agreement (Se  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO WESTAR ENERGY REGARDING ERRATA NOTICE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Westar Energy, Inc. Docket No. ER08-1396-000 ERRATA NOTICE On October 10, 2008, the Commission issued an "Order Establishing Hearing and Settlement Judge Procedures" in the above-captioned proceeding. Westar Energy, Inc., 125 FERC 61,027 (2008) (October 10 Order). The sentence following, "By the Commission." in the October 10 Order is changed to "Commissioners Welling  more

FERC ISSUES ORDER TO XCEL ENERGY SERVICES ET AL. GRANTING CLARIFICATION, DENYING REHEARING
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following order: Before Commissioners: Joseph T. Kelliher, Chairman; Suedeen G. Kelly, Marc Spitzer, Philip D. Moeller, and Jon Wellinghoff. Xcel Energy Services Inc. Northern States Power Company and Northern States Power Company (Wisconsin) Public Service Company of Colorado Southwestern Public Service Company New Century Services, Inc. Docket Nos. ER01-205-027 ER98-2640  more

FERC RECEIVES COMMENT OF FRANKLIN I. BACHELLER
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received the following comment: Comment of Franklin I. Bacheller in Docket(s)/Project(s) PF08-9-000 The proposed Ruby Pipeline would pass through east canyon, which is east of Avon, UT. This canyon has to only recreational area open to public use south of Hyrum. The area is used regularly and frequently by people for fishing, hiking, biking, 4-wheeling, and camping. The pipeline would come down t  more

FERC RECEIVES COMMENT OF KAITLYN MCKEE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received the following comment: Comment of Kaitlyn McKee in Docket(s)/Project(s) PF08-22-000 As a investor in natural gas I only do business with companies that do good business. I will not be affiliated with environmental calamity. I see nat. gas as a great alternative energy but only if it's power is harnessed in a sustainable and respected way. During your Environmental Impact Study don't take  more

FERC RECEIVES COMMENT OF SUSAN HOLLOWAY
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received the following comment: Comment of Susan Holloway in Docket(s)/Project(s) P-1864-083 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an environmental assessment for Upper Peninsula Power Co.'s proposed new shoreline management plan for the Bond Falls Hydroelectric Project. The EA concluded that it is ok to permit private docks for 325 private boats, and trails and paths for nearby non  more

FGCU AND REGENESIS ENERGY SERVICES INVITE MEDIA TO SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY OCT. 28
FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 24 -- Florida Gulf Coast University, a component of the Florida state university system, issued the following news release: Florida Gulf Coast University and Regenesis Energy Services invite the media to the groundbreaking ceremony of the Solar Panel installation project on the FGCU campus, 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28 adjacent to the Margaret S. Sugden Welcome Center. FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw, Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, Sen. Burt Saunders, Vice President for Administ  more

FIA Releases Statement on CFTC Energy Markets Oversight
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- The Futures Industry Association issued the following news release: The Futures Industry Association strongly supports the recent efforts of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to bolster price transparency and enhance market surveillance in commodity and energy futures markets. Commodity and energy markets present an ever increasing regulatory challenge for the Commission, as trading platforms become more global and inter-linked through modern technology. As part   more

FILM SERIES SHOWCASES WORK BY APPALACHIAN FACULTY STAFF
BOONE, N.C., Oct. 17 -- Appalachian State University issued the following press release: A film series at Appalachian State University will showcase documentaries produced by university faculty. Admission to the series is free and the public is invited. The series begins Oct. 20 with "The Arthur Morgan School" and "Ten Bites of Enough" by Jeff Goodman from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The documentaries will be show in Plemmons Student Union's Blue Ridge Ballroom beginning  more

Finance Division Welcomes Three New Hires
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Sept. 26 -- Rider University issued the following news release: The Finance Division of Rider University is welcoming three new employees to leadership roles in the division during the month of September. "I'm pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Stoto as the associate vice president for Human Resources and Affirmative Action, effective September 9, 2008," said Julie Karns, vice president for Finance. "Rob has more than 20 years of leadership experience in Hum  more

FINANCIAL BAILOUT WRONG WAY TO PROTECT MIDDLE CLASS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following column: Last week, I voted against a massive $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill. While Sen. Thad Cochran and I voted against the measure, the bailout bill still passed the Senate by a vote of 74-25. As this column is written, the House of Representatives is preparing to vote on the legislation, deciding whether or not it will become law. I realize the financial troubles facing our nation are serious, an  more

FINLAND: OPENING REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF FINLAND TARJA HALONEN AT THE ASEM 7 SUMMIT IN BEIJING, 24 OCTOBER 2008
HELSINKI, Finland, Oct. 24 - The office of the President of Finland issued the following news release: It is a great pleasure to be in Beijing and bring - as the President of the previous host country - the best regards from our Prime Minister and Government, from all of us, to this opening session of the Seventh ASEM Summit. Two years ago we met up in the north, in the capital of Finland. The overall theme of that Summit was "10 Years of ASEM: Global Challenges - Joint Responses". Over   more

FINLAND: PRESIDENT HALONEN TO ATTEND THE ASEM SUMMIT IN BEIJING
HELSINKI, Finland, Oct. 17 - The office of the President of Finland issued the following news release: President of the Republic Tarja Halonen will attend the Seventh Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM7) in Beijing, China on 24-25 October 2008. President Halonen will head the Finnish delegation, with Minister of Migration and European Affairs Astrid Thors serving as vice chair. President Halonen will speak at the opening session of the summit as the representative of the previous host country. Sh  more

FIRST TUNABLE, 'NOISELESS' AMPLIFIER MAY BOOST QUANTUM COMPUTING, COMMUNICATIONS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards & Technology issued the following press release: Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder, have made the first tunable "noiseless" amplifier. By significantly reducing the uncertainty in delicate measurements of microwave signals, the new amplifier could boost the speed and precision of quant  more

FIRST-TIME BIOBUSINESS CONFERENCE SEEKS INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
MANKATO, Minn., Oct. 6 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: Amid the throngs of iPod-toting, hoodie-wearing college students scurrying across the campus last week at Minnesota State University, Mankato, something was burning. Several things actually: grain, chips and wood pellets. Inside a large white tent outside the student center, men with names like Per and Christofer were demonstrating the pride and joy of Swedish ingenuity: energy-efficient biofue  more

Florida Inventors Develop Thermally Driven Cooling Method
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- Patrick Zuili of Boca Raton, Fla., and Sean Hackner of Delray Beach, Fla., have developed thermally driven cooling systems. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Designs of cooling systems that operate entirely on solar energy are disclosed. Such cooling systems may be used in refrigeration and air conditioning. According to one aspect of the designs, a solar energy collecting device is disposed outdoor to collect solar energy.  more

Follow Me at the Democratic National Convention
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 25 -- The re-election campaign of Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Democrat, issued the following statement: Yesterday, I arrived into Denver to join thousands of Democratic delegates, candidates, and colleagues at the Democratic National Convention. I can't tell you how excited I am to be here with friends from across the nation and rally around Barack Obama as he accepts the Democratic nomination for President. I wish you all could be here in Denver with me to participate in t  more

Food Prices Up, But Not so Bad in Texas
WACO, Texas, Oct. 17 -- The Texas Farm Bureau has issued the following news release: Retail food prices at the supermarket increased in the third quarter of 2008, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 basic grocery items in the third quarter of 2008 was $48.68, up about 4 percent or $2.01 from the second quarter of 2008. But while prices may be up on groceries across the country, folks living in Texas   more

FOR THE PAPER TRAIL OF LIFE ON MARS OR OTHER PLANETS, FIND CELLULOSE
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 31 -- The University of North Carolina School of Medicine issued the following press release: Looking for evidence of life on Mars or other planets? Finding cellulose microfibers would be the next best thing to a close encounter, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The cover story for the April issue of the journal Astrobiology, the new research also pushes back the earliest direct evidence of biological material on Earth by  more

FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY VICE PRESIDENT CRUMBLY RECEIVES NATIONAL ROLE MODEL AWARD
FORT VALLEY, Ga., Oct. 24 -- Fort Valley State University issued the following news release: A Fort Valley State University administrator received high honors during one of the most prestigious national conferences for high-achieving minority innovators, mentors and students. Minority Access, Inc. recently named Dr. Isaac Crumbly, FVSU's associate vice president for collaborative programs, a National Role Model during its 2008 conference in Arlington, Va. The founder and director of the Coope  more

FORTZED RECEIVES ADDITIONAL FUNDING
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct. 21 -- The city of Fort Collins issued the following news release: The City of Fort Collins and a diverse group of community partners have successfully secured additional funding for FortZED. The New Energy Communities Initiative Grant, from the State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and the Governor's Energy Office (GEO) will contribute $778,000 plus another $3 million in matching funds into the zero energy district's initiatives. The grant is one of fo  more

FORUM TO EXPLORE PROS AND CONS OF OFFSHORE AQUACULTURE IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST
NEWPORT, Ore., Sept. 3 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Should the Pacific Northwest take advantage of its clean, cold ocean water and its links to Pacific Rim countries by developing an offshore aquaculture program? That is the key question participants in a two-day workshop will discuss Sept. 9-10 at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center. The event, "Offshore Aquaculture in the Pacific Northwest," is sponsored by numerous federal and state   more

FOURTH ANNUAL OIL AND GAS ACCOUNTING CONFERENCE, EIGHTH ANNUAL ACCOUNTING, FINANCIAL REPORTING CONFERENCE
STILLWATER, Okla., Oct. 22 -- Oklahoma State University's Spears School of Business issued the following news release: The OSU School of Accounting in the Spears School of Business is offering the 4th annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference and the 8th Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference on November 12 and 13, 2008 in Tulsa, OK at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Topics such as The Changing Landscape of SEC Reserve Reporting, Biofuels, An Integrated Energy Company's Perspective and G  more

FREDERICK TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 14 MEETING
FREDERICK, Colo., Oct. 14 -- The Frederick Town Council issued the following text of meeting minutes: 7:00 P.M. FREDERICK TOWN HALL 401 LOCUST STREET Call to Order - Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance Additions to the Agenda Public Comment - This portion of the Agenda is provided to allow members of the audience to provide comments to the Town Board. Please sign in and the Mayor will call you. If your comments or concerns require an action, that item(s) will need to be placed on  more

FREE REPLACEMENT VALVES AVAILABLE FOR RESTAURANTS, CAFETERIAS, COMMERCIAL KITCHENS IN GOODYEAR
GOODYEAR, Ariz., Sept. 2 -- The city of Goodyear issued the following news release: Restaurants, school cafeterias and other commercial kitchens in Goodyear could save more than $1,200 per year on their water and energy bills by participating in the city's new Arizona Rinse Smart partnership with Arizona Department of Water Resources, Southwest Gas and Litchfield Park Service Co. Commercial kitchens can receive a free replacement for high-flow pre-rinse valves that were made before January  more

FREEHOLDERS REAPPOINT VETERAN TRUSTEES TO RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD
NORTH BRANCH, N.J., Oct. 22 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: The Somerset County Board of Freeholders has reappointed two longtime members of the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Board of Trustees. Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer announced the reappointments of Evelyn S. Field of Bridgewater and former state Sen. Raymond H. Bateman of Branchburg at the freeholders' Oct. 21 meeting. Mrs. Field joined the board at its inception in 1968. Mr.  more

French Inventors Develop Semiconductor Entity Producing Method
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- Olivier Rayssac and Christophe Fernandez, both of Grenoble, France, and Yves Matthieu Le Vaillant of Crolles Cedex, France, have developed a semiconductor entity producing system. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A method for producing a semiconductor entity is described. The method includes providing a donor substrate having a zone of weakness at a predetermined depth to define a thin layer, and the donor substrate includ  more

From Food to Fuel
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: What happens to leftover oil from your school kitchens? Rather than discard its oil, the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD)has given it a new purpose. High school automotive students have begun converting the raw waste into biodiesel fuel. Through additional conservation efforts, SDUSD reportedly has earned the Energy Star certification for 161 of its 216 schools--and saves $12 million per y  more

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT WILL PRESENT 2008 ELECTION PANEL DISCUSSION
FROSTBURG, Md., Oct. 13 -- Frostburg State University issued the following news release: Frostburg State University's Political Science Department will hold a panel discussion about the 2008 election on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in Lane University Center Room 201. The event is being sponsored by the Political Science Department, the J. Glenn Beall Institute for Public Affairs, the International Relations Club and the Politics, Law and Society Club. The panel will include Dr. Peggy Dalt  more

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY WILL OFFER WIND, SOLAR ENERGY EDUCATION PROGRAM
FROSTBURG, Md., Sept. 19 -- Frostburg State University issued the following news release: Frostburg State University will offer an education program on design, installation and maintenance of residential wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generation systems. The program includes an online component from Oct. 13 to Dec. 5, as well as a hands-on component from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14 to prepare the attendees for the certification test administered by the North American Board of Certified Ener  more

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY'S ACTIVITIES FOR LIFE, FROSTBURG PARKS, REC OFFER QIGONG CLASS
FROSTBURG, Md., Sept. 17 -- Frostburg State University issued the following news release: Activities for Life at Frostburg State University, in conjunction with the Frostburg Parks and Recreation Department, will offer a Qigong class on Tuesday evenings from Sept. 30 to Nov. 11. (No class on Nov. 11) The class will be held from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at the Frostburg Community Center at 27 S. Water St. Hania Merrill will be the instructor. A 5,000-year-old Chinese art of self-healing, Qigong (p  more

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY'S CULTURAL EVENTS SERIES PRESENTS 'BARRAGE'
FROSTBURG, Md., Sept. 19 -- Frostburg State University issued the following news release: Barrage, a high-octane fiddle-fest, featuring an international, multi-talented cast performing music, song and dance takes the stage during Frostburg State University's Family Weekend at 8 p.m., Sept. 27, in the Harold J. Cordts Physical Education Center's Main Arena. Barrage offers up a diverse fusion of cultures, musical styles and performance vitality. Their most recent world-wide show, "High Strun  more

GADSDEN COUNTY ISSUES AGENDA FOR JUNE 17 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
QUINCY, Fla., June 17 -- Gadsden County issued the following Board of County Commissioners meeting agenda: 6:00 p.m. Updated: Additions in blue and deletions in red. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance * Invocation * Pledge of Allegiance Amendments to the Agenda Awards, Presentations and Appearances * A-1. Recognition of Academic Excellence for Mr. Michael Kelly of West Gadsden High School ITEM A-1.pdf Consent * 1. Ratification of Approval to Pay County Bills   more

GALLERY 210 TO PRESENT 'LV SERIES: ROCIO ROMERO'
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 9 -- The University of Missouri at St. Louis issued the following news release: WHAT "LV Series: Rocio Romero," an exhibit WHEN Oct. 23 to Dec. 6 Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday WHERE Gallery 210 Telecommunity Center University of Missouri-St. Louis One University Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63121 SPONSOR Department of Art and Art History at UMSL COST Free and open to the public INFO 314-516-5976 http://gallery2  more

GAO Releases Study on Automatic Temperature Compensation
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 15 -- The Petroleum Marketers Association of America issued the following news release: Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its study on automatic temperature compensation (ATC) at the retail level. The GAO compiled information for the report from the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), consumer advocacy groups, and from industry representatives. GAO also contacted officials   more

GENE VARIANT BOOSTS RISK OF FATTY LIVER DISEASE, SCIENTISTS DISCOVER
DALLAS, Sept. 25 -- The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that individuals who carry a specific form of the gene PNPLA3 have more fat in their livers and a greater risk of developing liver inflammation. They also found that Hispanics are more likely to carry the gene variant responsible for higher liver-fat content than African-Americans and Caucasians. The new findings, publishe  more

GENERAL MOTORS WORKERS CONCERNS HEARD IN WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Our community recently received the disappointing news that the Moraine GM Assembly plant will close. The plant is expected to close after the completion of the 2009 model year and will cause the loss of approximately 2,500 jobs. Additionally, the secondary impact on companies that do business with the GM plant will be extremely significant. I know firsthand just how important this plant is t  more

George Bush Raising Big Bucks for Walberg at Home of Amway Billionaire Dick DeVos
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Oct. 15 -- State Senate Minority Leader Mark Schauer, a Democratic Party candidate running in Michigan's 7th Congressional District, issued the following news release: According to the Grand Rapids Press, President George W. Bush is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for endangered incumbent Congressman Tim Walberg today at the home of Amway billionaire Dick DeVos. Today's story can be found here. Bush, Walberg and DeVos have staunchly supported unfair trade deals lik  more

Georgia Inventors Develop Integrated Circuit Arc Fault Detection Device
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- Carlos Restrepo of Atlanta, and Bin Zhang of Alpharetta, Ga., have developed a method for arc fault detection. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a system that comprises an application specific integrated circuit configured to provide an output signal. The output signal can be configured to trip a device in an electrical circuit responsive to a detected fault. The application specific i  more

GEOTHERMAL ELECTRICITY HOLDS PROMISE FOR OLDER OIL FIELDS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Energy issued the following press release: The Office of Fossil Energy's Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC) and Ormat Technologies Inc., of Reno, Nev., today announced the first successful generation of electricity using geothermal hot water from a producing oil well. The power is used in oil field operations. "This project is unique in its production of onsite renewable power and has the potential to increase the productivity and l  more

GLENWOOD SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 2 MEETING
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 2 -- The Glenwood Springs City Council issued the text of its meeting minutes: REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OCTOBER 2, 2008 101 W. 8TH STREET 7:00 P.M. PRESENT: Mayor Pro-Tem David Merritt COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Dave Johnson, Shelley Kaup, Russ Arensman, Kris Chadwick and Dave Sturges. COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: Mayor Bruce Christensen ALSO PRESENT: Jeff Hecksel, City Manager; Jan Shute, City Attorney; Robin Unsworth, City Clerk; Robin Millyar  more

GLENWOOD SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 18 MEETING
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 18 -- The Glenwood Springs City Council issued the text of its meeting minutes: 101 W. 8TH STREET 6:00 P.M. PRESENT AT ROLL CALL: Mayor Bruce Christensen COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Dave Johnson, Shelley Kaup, David Merritt, Russ Arensman, Chris Chadwick, and Dave Sturges. ALSO PRESENT: Jeff Hecksel, City Manager; Jan Shute, City Attorney; Ann Green, Deputy City Clerk; Andrew McGregor, Community Development Director; Tom Barnes, Parks and Recreation Dir  more

GLENWOOD SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 4 MEETING
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 4 -- The Glenwood Springs City Council issued the text of its meeting minutes: REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING SEPTEMBER 4, 2008 101 W. 8TH STREET At 11:59 a.m., PRESENT: Mayor Bruce Christensen COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Shelley Kaup, David Merritt, Russ Arensman, Kris Chadwick and Dave Sturges. COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: Dave Johnson ALSO PRESENT: Jeff Hecksel, City Manager There being insufficient time to conduct the executive session, Mayor C  more

GMDC Welcomes New General Merchandise Supplier Members
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 9 -- The Global Market Development Center issued the following news release: 3D Marketing Innovative Gloves With Watches and Compasses, Hats, Ladies Fleece, Sports Toothbrushes Mr. Jay Morris, Natl. Sales Mgr. Email: jmorris@3dmkting.com Company Phone: 616/662-0150 ext. 102 ABG Baby Infant / Toddler / Children's Apparel and Accessories Mr. Rich Martin, V.P. Sales Email: rich@abgnyc.com Direct Phone: 303/829-9522 Company Phon  more

GMDC Welcomes New Health Beauty Wellness Supplier Members, January 1 - July 10, 2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 10 -- The Global Market Development Center issued the following news release: ABG Baby Infant / Toddler / Childrens Apparel and Accessories Mr. Rich Martin, Sales Email: rich@abgnyc.com Direct Phone: 303/829-9522 Company Phone: 212/695-8520 Acosta Sales and Marketing Company A Full-Service Sales and Marketing Company Serving Manufacturers of Packaged Consumer Goods Mr. Scott Reed, Sr. V.P. HBC Email:sreed@acosta.com Com  more

GOV. DANIELS ISSUES POLLUTION PREVENTION PROCLAMATION
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 17 -- The Indiana Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Indiana Department of Environment (IDEM) is dedicated to protecting Hoosiers and the environment, and this mandate was reinforced as Governor Mitch Daniels signed a proclamation dedicating September 15 to 21, 2008 as Pollution Prevention Week. To actively promote pollution prevention, IDEM supports best management practices used by industry leaders in industrial processes which allo  more

GOV. DOYLE ANNOUNCES RECORD FUNDING FOR LOW-INCOME HEATING ASSISTANCE
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 17 -- Gov. Jim Doyle, D-Wis., issued the following news release: Governor Jim Doyle announced today an additional $17 million in Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds to aid low-income Wisconsin families pay their energy bills this heating season. This funding is in addition to the $130 million in funds announced on October 1, 2008, bringing Wisconsin's total funding this heating season to a record $147 million for low-income energy assistance, nearly double   more

GOV. O'MALLEY, LT. GOV. BROWN BREAK GROUND ON NEW FORENSIC MEDICAL CENTER
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 22 -- Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., issued the following news release: Today, Governor Martin O'Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown joined other elected leaders, state agency officials and civic leaders at a ceremonial groundbreaking for the State's new Forensic Medical Center. The construction of this impressive facility will bring to Maryland a sophisticated crime fighting tool and a way to identify troublesome public health trends. "The Medical Examiner, in part  more

GOV. PATERSON ANNOUNCES $170 MILLION IN NEW FEDERAL FUNDING FOR NEW YORK'S FOOD STAMP PROGRAMS
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 17 -- The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Asisstance issued the following press release: Governor David A. Paterson today announced that New York State has implemented changes to the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) that will result in an increase of $150 million in Federal Food Stamp benefits for low-and moderate-income families. Additionally, the passage of this year's federal Farm Bill provided an extra $20 million to New York's Food Stamp program   more

GOVERNOR'S AWARDS CEREMONY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE TO BE PRESENTED
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 16 -- The Indiana Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention will present their 11th annual conference focus on linking pollution prevention activities with lean business practices on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at Primo's Conference Center in Plainfield, Ind. Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence will be presented for operations demon  more

GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE UPDATE FOR OCT. 6-22
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 3 -- Gov. C.L. 'Butch' Otter, R-Idaho, has issued the following media advisory: Here are some of the upcoming events on Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter's schedule. This schedule is provided for newsroom planning purposes only and is subject to change. All listed times are local to the event. MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 * Governor Otter tours progress on construction of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies facility, 10:30 a.m., 995 University Blvd., Idaho Falls. * Governor Otte  more

GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE UPDATE FOR SEPT. 22-26
BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 19 -- Gov. C.L. 'Butch' Otter, R-Idaho, has issued the following media advisory: Here are some of the upcoming events on Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter's schedule. This schedule is provided for newsroom planning purposes only and is subject to change. All listed times are local to the event. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 * Governor Otter conducts a Cabinet meeting, including representatives from the Bureau of Occupational Licenses, the departments of Labor, Commerce, Correction,  more

GRADUATE STUDENT STEFANOVICH AWARDED OREGON SEA GRANT ROBERT E. MALOUF SCHOLARSHIP
CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 10 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Maria Stefanovich is the recipient of the inaugural Robert E. Malouf Scholarship, awarded annually to a graduate student of an Oregon University System institution to support work that is compatible with the mission of Oregon Sea Grant, which Malouf directed. Originally from Bulgaria, Stefanovich is a Ph.D. candidate in environmental science at Oregon State University. Her areas of interest are wave ener  more

Green Mountain Power Increases Commitment To Support Energy Programs For Limited-Income Vermonters
COLCHESTER, Vt., Oct. 13 -- Green Mountain Power issued the following news release: Green Mountain Power has taken two significant steps that will help its limited income customers pay their electric bills and stay warm this winter. First it will increase the discount it offers its customers through its Energy Support program from 10% to 25%. Second, increased Green Mountain Power corporate and customer contributions to the WARMTH Program over the past year are helping its limited income cust  more

Green Technology To Be Focus Of WCA Initiative And Expert Panel
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- The Wireless Communications Association International issued the following news release: Energy and Air Quality, will keynote a high-level panel on next steps for migrating the communications industry to green technology. Discussing one of the hottest topics in the telecom/IT industry today, the panel will be held on April 23 at WCA 2008 - the annual convention organized by the Wireless Communications Association International (WCA). "The time is right to showcase a   more

GROUP TO DISCUSS ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HALF-BILLION DOLLAR FEDERAL RESEARCH PROJECT
EAST LANSING, Mich., June 30 -- Michigan State University issued the following press release: A high-powered advisory committee, whose charge is to attract the half-billion dollar Facility for Rare Isotope Beams project to Michigan State University, will hold a public briefing on the MSU campus Tuesday, July 1, to discuss the potential economic impact of the project. What: Members of the newly formed FRIB Leadership Advisory Committee gather at MSU to discuss the economic impact of the   more

GROWTH HORMONE'S LINK TO STARVATION MAY BE CLUE TO INCREASING LIFE SPAN, RESEARCHERS FIND
DALLAS, June 26 -- The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have determined that starvation blocks the effects of growth hormone via a mechanism that may have implications in treating diabetes and extending life span. "It's been well-established that growth is blunted during starvation. But our work shows that this is not just from running out of energy. It's much more sophisticated than that," s  more

GUEST HOST SPECIAL ADVISOR CRANE DISCUSSES CONFIDENCE IN STATE'S ECONOMY IN GOVERNOR'S WEEKLY RADIO ADDRESS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 18 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the following news release: English and Spanish transcripts of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's weekly radio address, hosted this week by the Governor's Special Advisor for Jobs and Economic Growth David Crane are below. The address is embargoed until Saturday, October 18, 2008, at 7 a.m. PDT. English: The 2-minute, 29-second address is available at http://gov.ca.gov/mp3/press/GovAddressEconomy101708_mus.mp3. T  more

HARYANA CAN SAVE 25 TO 30 PC POWER IN AGRI SECTOR:UHBVN
Chandigarh, Oct 25 (UNI) Haryana can save energy from 25 to 30 per cent in the agriculture sector alone by making the existing tubewell system energy efficient. This was stated by Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) Managing Director Vijayendra Kumar while interacting with the farmers of the district Panchkula near here today. He said 170 lakh units of electricity could be saved daily by making the tubewells energy efficient up to 20 per cent and setting up of a new generating unit   more

HAWAII PUC ISSUES ORDER AMENDING PROTECTIVE ORDER
HONOLULU, Oct. 21 -- The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission issued the following order: Docket No. 2008-0167 In the Matter of the Application of MAUI ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITED For Approval of Power Purchase Contract with Lanai Sustainability Research, LLC and Approval to - Include the Purchased Energy Costs in Maui Electric Company, Ltd.'s Energy Cost Adjustment Clause. ORDER AMENDING PROTECTIVE ORDER By this Order, the commission, on its own motion, amends the Protective Order issue  more

HDMA Commends House Committee Chairmen For Bill Provisions That Enable Pharmacies Nationwide To Continue To Serve Medicaid Beneficiaries
ARLINGTON, Va., June 24 -- The Healthcare Distribution Management Association issued the following news release: HDMA applauds House and Ways Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-MI) for including vital provisions in House legislation that will help ensure that thousands of retail pharmacies can continue to serve Medicaid beneficiaries nationwide. These provisions postpone the use of AMP data until October 1, 2009. HDMA urge  more

HEALTHY LAKES LEGISLATIVE FORUM SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 10
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 27 -- Minnesota State Sen. Mary A. Olson, DFL-4th District, issued the following news release: Several key state legislators are expected to attend a regional "Healthy Lakes" legislative forum to be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Northern Lights Casino in Walker. Sen. Mary Olson, DFL-Bemidji, who will moderate the event, said the event was organized by area lake and watershed volunteers, headed by Pine River Watershed Alliance Chair Ron Meyer,  more

HEALTHY LAKES LEGISLATIVE FORUM SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 10
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 2 -- Minnesota State Sen. Mary A. Olson, DFL-4th District, issued the following news release: Several key state legislators are expected to attend a regional "Healthy Lakes" legislative forum to be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Northern Lights Casino in Walker. Sen. Mary Olson, DFL-Bemidji, who will moderate the event, said the event was organized by area lake and watershed volunteers, headed by Pine River Watershed Alliance Chair Ron Meyer,   more

HEART STUDENTS DECONSTRUCT BARN FOR INDUSTRIAL CENTER EXPANSION
DUBUQUE, Iowa, Oct. 7 -- The city of Dubuque issued the following news release: The City of Dubuque is expanding the crowded Dubuque Industrial Center West through the acquisition of the "North Siegert Farm," a 130-acre farmstead on the north side of the City's westside industrial park. As part of the expansion, the City is conducting substantial earthwork in two phases and must remove the buildings on the property. In keeping with the "Sustainable Dubuque" initiative, the City turned to   more

Heinrich Scores Big Win at Tonight's Debate
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 22 -- The campaign of Martin Heinrich, a Democrat running for Congress in New Mexico's 1st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Tonight Martin Heinrich made a clear case to voters in the First Congressional District that he is the best candidate to represent them in Congress. "Tonight I spoke directly to voters concerned about the challenges confronting our nation," said Martin Heinrich. "My experience on the Albuquerque City Council cutting ta  more

HELP AVAILABLE TO KEEP FAMILIES WARM THIS WINTER
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 14 -- Minnesota State Sen. Ellen R. Anderson, DFL (District 66), issued the following news release: With cold weather approaching, Senator Ellen Anderson, DFL- St. Paul/Falcon Heights, today urged Minnesota families to take advantage of several options to help them pay their heating bills this winter. Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule, Heating Assistance and Weatherization programs can help families keep their heat on this winter, but they must act quickly to take advantage   more

HELP AVAILABLE TO KEEP FAMILIES WARM THIS WINTER
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 10 -- Minnesota State Sen. Linda Higgins, DFL-58th District, issued the following news release: With cold weather approaching, Sen. Linda Higgins, DFL-Minneapolis, today urged North Minneapolis families to take advantage of several options to help them cope with rising heating bills this winter. "Experts warn that consumers will face home heating bills 10 percent to 20 percent higher than last winter's," Sen. Higgins said. "With the rising price of gas and groceries,  more

HELP AVAILABLE TO KEEP FAMILIES WARM THIS WINTER
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 9 -- Minnesota State Sen. Ron Latz, DFL-44th District, issued the following news release: With cold weather approaching, Sen. Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park) today urged Minnesota families to take advantage of several options to help them pay their heating bills this winter. Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule, Heating Assistance and Weatherization programs can help families keep their heat on this winter, but they must act quickly to take advantage of them. "Since hearing t  more

HELP AVAILABLE TO KEEP FAMILIES WARM THIS WINTER
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 8 -- Minnesota State Sen. James P. Metzen, DFL-39th District, issued the following news release: With cold weather approaching, Sen. Jim Metzen, DFL-South St. Paul, today urged Minnesota families to take advantage of several options to help them pay their heating bills this winter. Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule, heating assistance, and weatherization programs can help families keep their heat on this winter, but they must act quickly to take advantage of them. "Sinc  more

HELP AVAILABLE TO KEEP FAMILIES WARM THIS WINTER
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 7 -- Minnesota State Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-28th District, issued the following news release: With cold weather approaching, state Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, today informed Minnesota families of several opportunities that will help them pay their heating bills this winter. Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule, heating assistance and weatherization programs can help families keep their heat on this winter, but they must act quickly to take advantage of them. "Given thi  more

HELP FOR WINTER HEATING BILLS
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 23 -- Minnesota State Sen. Linda Berglin, DFL-61st District, issued the following news release: As the weather turns colder, Sen. Linda Berglin, DFL-Minneapolis, urges families to start making preparations for climbing heating bills. There are several options available to help pay heating bills this winter, such as Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule, Heating Assistance and Weatherization programs. It is important, though, that families begin putting these measures in place no  more

Helping Alaska's Small Businesses Succeed
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 2 -- Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, issued the following news release: Recognizing that small businesses are the backbone of Alaska communities and a prosperous Alaska economy, U.S. Senate candidate Mark Begich today outlined his plan for strengthening small businesses. At a news conference at Arctic Wire Rope and Supply in Anchorage, Begich also announced more than 50 small business owners in Alaska are supporting his candidac  more

High Fructose Corn Syrup in the News Again
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 27 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) remains a hot button issue with the public, the media, and a growing number of non-profit organizations. Last week the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) released statements on the health effects of HFCS. AMA's Council on Public Health and Science issued a report stating the health effects of HFCS intake are not well   more

High Gas Prices No Problem for Solar Car
EVANSTON, Ill., July 1 -- Northwestern University issued the following news release: Forty undergraduate students at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science are unconcerned about the skyrocketing cost of gasoline. They have designed and built a car that is fueled by the energy of the sun. The solar car, called NUsolar sc5, will race against more than 20 teams from universities around the world in this summer's North American Solar Challenge, from July   more

High School Step Teams To Compete At TTC Step Show
CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 20 -- Trident Technical College issued the following news release: High school step teams will compete in the Second Annual Step Show 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Complex for Economic Development/College Center (Bldg. 920) on Trident Technical College's Main Campus, 7000 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Teams from Stratford High School, Stall High School, Fort Dorchester High School, James Island Charter High School  more

HITCH NAMED INTERIM PRESIDENT OF UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
OREM, Utah, July 17 -- Utah Valley University issued the following news release: State Board of Regents Chair, Jed Pitcher, Thursday, appointed Dr. Elizabeth Hitch as the interim president of Utah Valley University (UVU). Hitch will assume her duties on August 18 when current President Bill Sederburg leaves to become the 7th Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Utah. "I am confident Dr. Hitch will ensure there is a smooth transition at Utah Valley University," said Board of Re  more

HOLLAND CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF AUG. 28 MEETING
HOLLAND, Mich., Aug. 28 -- The Holland City Council issued the following meeting minutes: The City Council members and members of the Holland Board of Public Works Board of Directors met at 7:00 p.m. at the Haworth Conference & Learning Center 225 College Avenue, for a public forum and reviewed items on the agenda for this meeting. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pro Tem Vande Vusse. Council Members Present: Mayor Pro Tem Vande Vusse, Council Members Kobes, Dykstra, Rich, Trethewe  more

HOLLAND CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 10 MEETING
HOLLAND, Mich., Sept. 10 -- The Holland City Council issued the following meeting minutes: The City Council met in a study session at 5:30 p.m. in the Training Center of City Hall, 270 River Avenue, and the meeting was called to order by Mayor McGeehan. Members Present: Mayor McGeehan, Council Members Dykstra, Rich, Kobes, Vande Vusse, Trethewey, Hoekstra, Peters, and DeBoer. Members Absent: None. Staff Present: City Manager Wolff, Assistant City Manager Robinson, DDA Coordinator Fit  more

HOLLAND CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 17 MEETING
HOLLAND, Mich., Sept. 17 -- The Holland City Council issued the following meeting minutes: The City Council gathered at 5:00 p.m. in the Employee Lounge for supper and then met at 5:30 p.m. in the Training Center of City Hall, 270 River Avenue, for a study session and reviewed items on the agenda for this meeting. The City Council met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall and the meeting was called to order by Mayor McGeehan. Members Present: Mayor McGeeha  more

HOLLAND CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 24 MEETING
HOLLAND, Mich., Sept. 24 -- The Holland City Council issued the following meeting minutes: The Holland City Council met in a joint special meeting with the Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) at 7 PM in the Training Center of City Hall, 270 River Avenue, and the meeting was called to order by Mayor McGeehan and Chairperson Komejan. This special meeting was called for the purpose of considering the following items and any matters relating thereto: 1. Approval of a Land Option Agreement.   more

HOME HEATING LOANS AVAILABLE AT LOCAL CREDIT UNION
AUGUSTA, Maine, Sept. 10 -- Maine State Rep. Richard C. Cleary, D-8th District, issued the following news release: Rep. Richard Cleary, D-Houlton, would like his constituents to know that financial institutions throughout the state are offering loan products to help with heating costs this winter. Upon learning that no area banks or credit unions are participating in the state's Home Energy Loan Program, Cleary began working with local institutions to find out what is available. According   more

HORMONE LINKS SLEEP, HUNGER AND METABOLISM, RESEARCHERS FIND
DALLAS, Nov. 14 -- The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: While investigating how the hormone orexin might control sleep and hunger, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered, to their surprise, that it activates a protein, HIF-1, long known to stimulate cancerous tumor growth. The study, appearing today in the online version of the journal Genes and Development, is among the first to show how HIF-1 operates in healthy   more

HOT-BUTTON VOTER ISSUES FUEL INNOVATIVE ONLINE COURSES
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Oct. 16 -- The State University of New York's Empire State College issued the following news release: Are there different ways to vote? Who holds power and who does not in an election? How do candidates decide what position to take? How do we elect the president of the United States? These aren't the typical questions probed in a math class, however, this fall, online students at Empire State College, State University of New York, are exploring these topics and more in  more

HOUSE MAJORITY TO HOST OPEN CAUCUSES TO AIR ALTERNATIVE GAS PIPELINE PROPOSALS
JUNEAU, Alaska, Jan. 17 -- An organization representing Republican members of the Alaska state legislature issued the following news release: Speaker of the House John Harris, R-Valdez, announced this afternoon that the Republican House Majority will hold a series of open caucuses within the next few weeks to provide a forum for those gas pipeline proposals that were rejected or not considered by the Palin administration under the AGIA process. Ak St Legislature MajorityTransCanada has sai  more

HOUSE PASSES H.R. 5658, FY 2009 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Robert J. Wittman (VA-01) today announced that the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5658, the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 by a vote of 384 to 23. H.R. 5658 authorizes $531.4 billion for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DoE). It also includes $70 billion to support ongoing military operation  more

House Republicans Continue Energy Fight
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- Rep. Roy Blunt, a Republican Party candidate running for re-election in Missouri's 7th Congressional District, issued the following news release: Two weeks into the Republican gas price protest on the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, 10 Republicans again pressed Speaker Pelosi to reconvene House to take up the American Energy Act, all of the above legislation to address the nation's current energy crisis. 109 House Republicans have returned to Wa  more

HOVIS BUILDS FIRST FLORIDA WATER STARSM HOME IN WORLD GOLF VILLAGE
PALATKA, Fla., Oct. 9 -- The St. John's River Water Management District issued the following news release: The St. Johns River Water Management District today formally certified the first home built to Florida Water StarSM standards at World Golf Village. Florida Water StarSM is a point-based residential certification program that encourages water efficiency in household appliances, plumbing fixtures, irrigation systems and landscapes. The program promotes the economic and environmental be  more

HOW AND WHERE FAT IS STORED PREDICTS DISEASE RISK BETTER THAN WEIGHT
DALLAS, April 16 -- The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: A new study in mice indicates that overeating, rather than the obesity it causes, is the trigger for developing metabolic syndrome, a collection of heath risk factors that increases an individual's chances of developing insulin resistance, fatty liver, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. How and where the body stores excess, unused calories appears to matter most when determining a   more

HUD AWARDS FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN WOONSOCKET
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development announced the following grant for Rhode Island: U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steven Preston last week announced that a Woonsocket non-profit community development corporation received $300,000 in funding to produce affordable housing, create jobs and stimulate economic development. The grant is part of $16.9 million awarded to 60 programs nationwide through HUD's Rural Housing and Economic Develop  more

HUD DEPUTY SECRETARY BERNARDI SPEAKS AT NATIONAL HOUSING SUMMIT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development issued the text of the following speech: Thank you, Frank (Borchert). Good morning. Welcome to Day Two. Thank you again for coming. And I want to thank Keith Hennessey for agreeing to speak this morning. Yesterday morning, I spoke of the challenges American families and communities are facing in the housing market. Even over the last twenty-four hours, markets around the world have experienced a jolt. We have heard fr  more

HUD SECRETARY PRESTON SPEAKS AT WHITE HOUSE FAITH-BASED CONFERENCE
DALLAS, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development issued the text of the following speech: Thank you, Pearly (Hayslip). Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased to join you. And I am very pleased to come to this conference. A few days after taking my oath of office in June, I was honored to speak at the White House Faith-Based Conference in Washington. It was important to me to continue our strong partnership between HUD and faith-based programs. This has been a   more

HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY JOINS STATEWIDE SOLAR PARTNERSHIP
ARCATA, Calif., Oct. 22 -- Humboldt State University issued the following press release: Humboldt State University has established two solar energy initiatives as part of a joint program with California State University and the California Department of General Services to generate eight megawatts of solar photovoltaic power and reduce the human carbon footprint. HSU is installing 300 kilowatts of solar panels on the roof of the University Library and issuing a contract to install a demonst  more

HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY TARGETS NEW ENERGY SAVINGS
ARCATA, Calif., Sept. 19 -- Humboldt State University issued the following press release: Humboldt State University expects to save almost $60,000 and cut 253 metric tons of campus greenhouse gas emissions annually through two new projects funded by the Energy Efficiency Partnership with California State University and the University of California. HSU is installing energy management software to power down computers when they are not in use in labs and in faculty, staff and department offi  more

HUNGER HORMONE INCREASES DURING STRESS, MAY HAVE ANTIDEPRESSANT EFFECT, RESEARCHERS REPORT
DALLAS, June 15 -- The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: New research at UT Southwestern Medical Center may explain why some people who are stressed or depressed overeat. While levels of the so-called "hunger hormone" ghrelin are known to increase when a person doesn't eat, findings by UT Southwestern scientists suggest that the hormone might also help defend against symptoms of stress-induced depression and anxiety. "Our findings in m  more

IDFA Announces 2009 Educational Calendar, Call for Papers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- The International Dairy Foods Association issued the following news release: The International Dairy Foods Association is pleased to announce its 2009 meetings and conferences calendar. January 11-14 Dairy Forum 2009 Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort, Orlando, Fla. IDFA's premier annual meeting gathers leaders from all sectors of the dairy industry - producers, processors, cooperative leaders and suppliers - to discuss the latest market, regulatory and indu  more

IEEE Supports India's Need for Power Self-Sufficiency at PowerCon
NEW YORK, Oct. 13 -- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers issued the following news release: IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society, today discussed India's energy scenario and India's way to self-sufficiency using IEEE's Power and Energy Society's (PES) PowerCon 2008 as the backdrop. Experts attending PowerCon 2008 discussed and debated various topics under the theme "Technological advancements for the development of the power sector."  more

IEEE.tv Launches New Series Addressing Environmental Concerns
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers issued the following news release: IEEE.tv has produced an "Energy Innovations" series of programs that explore how solar, renewable and coal energy are being implemented to meet growing energy needs. All three videos in the Energy Innovations series will be available free to the viewing public. The first program, "The Hydrogen House," profiles Mike Stritzki, an engineer who designed and built a house run entirely   more

IIA'S GAM Conference Focuses on Timely, Hot Topics
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., Feb. 27 -- The Institute of Internal Auditors issued the following news release: The Institute of Internal Auditors' (IIA's) General Audit Management (GAM) Conference, being held at the Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa in Las Vegas, March 17 - 19, is the signature conference for chief audit executives (CAEs), audit committee members, board members, and financial and executive management. The 48 concurrent sessions will cover hot topics such as ethics, fraud, IT, and c  more

IIF Calls on Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors to Address Critical Global Economic and Financial Markets Challenges
WASHINGTON, April 3 -- The Institute of International Finance issued the following news release: "The difficulties facing the global economy have become critical and call for decisive leadership now by national authorities, central bankers and regulators, as well as by financial services firms," said Charles Dallara, Managing Director of the Institute of International Finance, the global association of financial institutions with more than 375 members across the world. In a policy letter o  more

IMPORTANT TWIST IN SUPERCAPACITOR RESEARCH
DALLAS, Sept. 19 -- The University of Texas at Dallas issued the following news release: Car batteries as we know them today may soon be relics. Storing energy in clunky containers with limited shelf lives has plagued car makers and military engineers who need lightweight, powerful and reliable means to crank engines into life, enliven radios and operate other electronic appliances. But research by post-doctoral Researcher Jiyoung Oh and Research Scientist Mikhail "Mike" Kozlov at UT Da  more

IMPROVING MINE SAFETY REMAINS A PRIORITY
CHARLESTON, W.Va., Oct. 17 -- Gov. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., issued the following column: I recently traveled to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration's Mine Safety Academy in Beckley to visit with state and federal mine safety inspectors and rescue teams, and to look at the state's new mine rescue stations. Our mobile rescue stations are stationed in strategic locations across the state's mining areas so that we can quickly respond in case of a major mine accident. They offer the lat  more

Increased International Activity at 2008 BIO International Convention
WASHINGTON, June 5 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: The global reach of the biotechnology industry will be visible through strong international participation at the 2008 BIO International Convention. The global event for biotechnology will take place June 17-20, 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Nearly one-third of this year's convention attendance will be international, representing more than 50 countries. The fi  more

Increasing Crop Yield and Commercializing Cellulosic Biofuels are Key to Meeting Demand for Feed, Fiber and Transportation Fuels
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Biotechnology companies will deliver the next big advancements in agricultural productivity and energy security, rural economic growth and a more sustainable biobased infrastructure. That was the message delivered by Jack Huttner, vice president, Biorefinery Business Development at Genencor, on behalf of his company and the Biotechnology Industry Organization during a Senate Energy and Natural R  more

INTERACTIVE KIDS' WEB SITE ADDED TO WASTE AND RECYCLING SERVICES
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 11 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: There's hardly a kid out there who hasn't stopped to watch the big garbage truck pick up the trash and wondered where it goes. Now they can find out by visiting Waste and Recycling Services' new interactive kids' web site, the Wonderful World of Waste at http://www.broward.org/waste/kids.html The site, designed to teach children how they can contribute to a cleaner, greener environment, explores Browar  more

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE FINDS POSSIBLE EVIDENCE OF PULSAR TRIPLE SYSTEM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., June 12 -- West Virginia University issued the following news release: "Twinkle, twinkle little star how I wonder what you are" These are familiar lyrics to a beloved children's song, but today astrophysics researchers at West Virginia University are much more interested in a wobble than they are in a twinkle. WVU Department of Physics professors Maura McLaughlin and Duncan Lorimer are part of a research collaborative that recently published evidence of the possibilit  more

International Trade Commission Finds Industrial Biotechnology Vital To Future Competitiveness of Chemical and Biofuel Industries
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Innovative research and development in industrial biotechnology is the key to future productivity and competitiveness for U.S. chemical and biofuels companies. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today applauded the findings of the U.S. International Trade Commission fact-finding report, "Industrial Biotechnology: Development and Adoption by the U.S. Chemical and Biofuel Industries."   more

INTERNATIONAL, LOCAL FIRMS PARTICIPATING IN BIOENERGY DAYS
MANKATO, Minn., Sept. 30 -- Minnesota State University, Mankato issued the following news release: Thirteen international and several local companies are taking part in the Bioenergy Days conference at Minnesota State Mankato this week. News 12's Erick Lind takes a look at what this means for the campus, and what it could mean for MSU students in the future. Minnesota State University Mankato is well decorated when it comes to their science and engineering technology. While the school d  more

INTERVIEW WITH REP. FOSSELLA
WASHINGTON, April 4 -- The House Republican Policy Committee issued the following news release: HUMAN EVENTS editors and staff were very pleased to be able to meet with Rep. Vito J. Fossella, Jr., a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, who is taking a leading role in the debate over the reform of government regulation of banking institutions. HUMAN EVENTS: Congressman Fossella, thank you very much for taking the time to join us. VF: I'm very glad to be here to talk to y  more

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IDENTIFIES IOWA'S NEW GREAT PLACES
DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 25 -- The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs issued the following press release: The Department of Cultural Affairs today announced Marquette/McGregor, Spencer, Warren County and West Union as Iowa's next Great Places. The announcement came after the Iowa Great Places Citizen Advisory Board concluded a three-day tour of the four finalist locations and made its recommendations to DCA Director Cyndi Pederson. Pederson approved the advisory board's recommendations, br  more

IOWA UTILITIES BOARD ISSUES DAILY SUMMARY OF FILINGS, OCT. 20
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 20 -- The Iowa Utilities Board issued the following daily summary of filings: 199 IAC 39.2 1-800-Reconex, Inc. d/b/a U.S. Tel Order Designating Eligible Carrier, issued by Utilities Board (5 pages) FCU-08-9 Office of Consumer Advocate v. AT&T Communications of the Midwest, Inc. Order Granting Request for Confidentiality, issued by Utilities Board (3 pages) FCU-08-17 (C-08-64) Doug Morgan v. MidAmerican Energy Company Order Docketing Complaint and  more

IOWA UTILITIES BOARD ISSUES DAILY SUMMARY OF FILINGS, OCT. 22
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 22 -- The Iowa Utilities Board issued the following daily summary of filings: E-21904 Dairyland Power Cooperative Order Granting Franchise, issued by Utilities Board (6 pages) PGA-08-40 MidAmerican Energy Company Order Docketing Annual Purchased Gas Adjustment Reconciliation Filing for Further Review, issued by Utilities Board (2 pages) E-21879 Dairyland Power Cooperative Petition for Electric Franchise to Erect, Maintain and Operate an Electric   more

IRI Urges Policymakers to Continue Funding Critical Research Initiatives
WASHINGTON, June 30 -- The Industrial Research Institute issued the following news release: The Industrial Research Institute, Inc., (IRI) released a position statement this week urging members of Congress and the presidential candidates to continue to fund critical research in universities and promote economic and regulatory policies that sustain long-term investments in R&D. IRI's members include national laboratories and global innovation leaders such as Procter & Gamble, Lockheed Marti  more

IS Announces New Estimate for Value of Volunteer Time
WASHINGTON, April 10 -- The Independent Sector issued the following news release: Independent Sector announces that the 2007 estimate for the value of a volunteer hour has reached $19.51, which increased from $18.77 per hour in 2006. "Our nation's volunteers play a vital role in helping America's 1.4 million charitable organizations improve lives across the country and around the world," said Diana Aviv, president and CEO of Independent Sector. "Quantifying the value of their time gives us  more

IS SWEET SORGHUM ON HORIZON FOR LA. SUGARCANE GROWERS?
BATON ROUGE, La., June 2 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: Using sweet sorghum and sugarcane as biofuels has generated significant interest among members of the Louisiana sugarcane industry. Allen Hogan, LSU AgCenter county agent in Jefferson Davis Parish, presented information on his sweet sorghum demonstration plot to more than 40 representatives of the LSU AgCenter, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, the Ameri  more

IT'S ALL BUSINESS FOR SOLDIERS IN 'THE FIELD'
FORT LEWIS, Wash., Oct. 17 -- Army Families Online issued the following news release: For the last two weeks, my husband has been in the field. When Matt first used that term a few months into our marriage, it conjured up images in my mind of grassy plains and nighttime campfires - of Army guys buddying around, drinking beer, sharing ghost stories and camping and hiking as they made merry for nights on end without wives around to complain about the mess, or the belching. But even though  more

It's Easy Being Green With School Nutrition
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: No matter where you stand on the environmental spectrum, it's likely you will find something of interest in this month's issue of School Nutrition. That's because "going green" is a trend that driven by more than environmentalism--there are economic factors at work. Prices are rising for fuel and power. And, as fuel prices rise, so do the prices for other goods that your operation needs. It pays to fi  more

Japanese Inventors Develop Air Conditioner
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- Masahisa Otake, Hiroshi Mukaiyama and Ichiro Kamimura, all from Gunma, Japan, have developed an air-conditioner. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "An object is to provide an air conditioner in which a desiccant air conditioner is combined with a refrigerating device to cool an indoor by a refrigeration cycle including a compressor and the like and in which a drop of energy efficiency is suppressed. An air conditioner includ  more

Jay Rasulo, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts To Be Inducted Into Hall of Leaders
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- The Travel Industry Association issued the following news release: Jay Rasulo, chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, has been named the 2008 inductee into the Travel Industry Hall of Leaders. Rasulo will be honored during a dinner attended by several hundred travel industry leaders October 28th in Portland, Oregon during the Marketing Outlook Forum, an annual industry conference run by the Travel Industry Association (TIA). Distinguished individuals are named to t  more

JOHN MCCAIN OR BARACK OBAMA? HAUENSTEIN CENTER HOSTS DEBATE
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 19 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following press release: Deepen your knowledge of this year's Republican and Democratic presidential nominees during a fiery debate on Constitution Day. Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies is bringing in Sen. Buzz Thomas, D-Detroit, who will support Barack Obama's candidacy, while veteran Republican politician G.J. Rusty Hills will support John McCain. The two will go head-to-  more

JOHNSTON CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR MEETING NO. 0820
JOHNSTON, Iowa, Oct. 20 -- The Johnston City Council issued the following agenda for a meeting or work session: Johnston City Hall, 6221 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa 50131 October 20, 2008 7:00 p.m. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. WELCOME 4. AGENDA APPROVAL 5. PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS a. A Proclamation recognizing the Johnston Junior League baseball team for the championship 2008 season. b. Proclaiming October 19 - 25, 2008 as Character Counts Week. c. Proclaiming December 81  more

JOIN MOST POPULAR YOUTH GROUP IN STATE, COUNTRY
BATON ROUGE, La., July 11 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: More than 224,000 young people in Louisiana and 7 million across the country have found a home in 4-H. The new school year offers the opportunity to join the most popular youth group in the nation, according to the LSU AgCenter's Dr. Mark Tassin, director of the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development Program. " 4-H was once considered an organization primarily for rural and farm youngsters," T  more

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL, EGYPT, JORDAN, IRAQ, AND THE UNITED STATES
MANAMA, Bahrain, Sept. 25 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: The Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and the United States met today in New York to consult on issues of mutual concern and to coordinate their efforts to promote regional peace and security. Motivated by their shared vision of regional security, stability, peace, and prosperity, the parties to this statement (the GCC states, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and the United St  more

KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 18 MEETING
TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 18 -- The Kansas Board of Regents issued the following meeting minutes: The September 17, 2008, meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents was called to order by Chairman Donna Shank at 1:30 p.m. The meeting was held in Board offices located in the Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 520, Topeka. Proper notice was given according to law. MEMBERS PRESENT: Donna Shank, Chairman Jill Docking, Vice Chairman Jerry Boettcher Christine Downey-Schmidt Dick He  more

KANSAS WILL GET $45 MILLION TO HELP WITH WINTER HEATING BILLS
TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 20 -- Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Kan. (2nd CD), has issued the following news release: Congresswoman Nancy Boyda (Kansas Second District) announced the release of $5.1 billion in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds. Kansas will receive more than $45 million in LIHEAP funding. Representative Boyda said, "Home heating costs, on average, have more than doubled since 2001. And experts say heating expenditures will likely reach record levels again this winter. T  more

KELLEY HALL WILL BE LEED GOLD WITH SOLAR
GUNNISON, Colo., Sept. 16 -- Western State College issued the following news release: "This is a realization of hopes, dreams, and vision coming into reality," President Jay Helman said on the new Kelley Hall. Kelley Hall has opened its doors to students this fall after receiving $5.5 million renovation. The State of Colorado provided $4.3 million with the remaining $1.2 million coming from the Western State College Foundation and the college reserves. The building is named after the   more

KENTUCKY PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ISSUES ORDER REGARDING NOTICE OF PURCHASED GAS ENERGY KENTUCKY
FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 22 -- The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued the following order: COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION In the Matter of: NOTICE OF PURCHASED GAS ENERGY KENTUCKY, INC ADJUSTMENT FILING OF DUKE CASE NO. 2008-00375 ORDER On February 2, 2006, in Case No. 2005-00042,' the Commission approved rates for Duke Energy Kentucky, lnc. ("Duke") and provided for their further adjustment in accordance with Duke's Gas Cost Adjustment ("G  more

LADY VIKINGS LOOK TO CHALLENGE FOR MASCAC CROWN
SALEM, Mass., Nov. 12 -- Salem State College issued the following press release: An experienced group of seniors and starters return this season to help the Lady Vikings challenge for the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) regular season and postseason tournament titles. SSC veteran head coach Tim Shea is confident the returning nucleus can come together and achieve the aforementioned challenges. "We have three returning players who will be starting for the third s  more

LAHOUSE FORMALLY OPENING DOORS IN JULY
BATON ROUGE, La., June 27 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: A home is the largest and most important purchase most people make. To help homeowners make the most of that investment while also doing their part for the environment and future generations, the LSU AgCenter and its partners have developed the Louisiana House Home and Landscape Resource Center. Known as LaHouse, for short, the completed center will open for a Preview Open House through  more

LAKES REGION COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFERS ENERGY WORKSHOPS SERIES
LACONIA, N.H., Oct. 10 -- Lakes Region Community College issued the following news release: Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) offers a series of three energy conservation workshops on Saturday, October 18, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., and from 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. The cost is $75.00 for the day. The first energy workshop is "Carbon Challenge," to be presented by Leona Simon and Ray Wright of Ossipee. "The 'Carbon Challenge' workshop will review what is known about climate   more

Latin American Economies Continue Significant Strong Growth, But 2008 Levels Likely to Fall Below 2007 as Challenges Rise
WASHINGTON, April 6 -- The Institute of International Finance issued the following statement: Good afternoon. It is a pleasure to join my IIF colleagues here once again and continue what has become a long tradition of the Institute of holding a press conference at the IDB's annual meeting. In times past, we have spoken about the positive economic developments in Latin America and about the challenges that lie ahead. When we met in Guatemala in March last year at the IDB's Annual Meeting, I  more

LEADERSHIP ASHEVILLE ANNOUNCES NEW CLASS
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 22 -- The University of North Carolina-Asheville issued the following press release: Earlier this fall UNC Asheville's Leadership Program kicked off its 27th year with a dynamic nine-month program for local participants. The 62 members of Leadership Asheville 27 make up the biggest class in the program's history. For more than two decades, the acclaimed program has built a strong tradition of leadership development and community involvement. Utilizing lectures, discus  more

LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SUPPORT SENATE PLAN TO REDUCE SCHOOL ENERGY COSTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 15 -- New York State Sen. Craig Johnson, D-Garden City (7th District), issued the following news release: The State's leading environmental groups today expressed support for a Senate Majority plan to give school districts the ability to reduce their soaring energy costs through a series of initiatives designed to increase energy efficiency and promote alternative energy sources. The Natural Resources Defense Council, the Citizens Campaign for the Environment and Audubon  more

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS RELEASES SCORECARD, GIVES SEN. COLLINS 100 PERCENT RATING
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The office of Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), an independent group devoted to environmentally sound public policy, today announced that U.S. Senator Susan Collins has received a perfect score of 100% on LCV monitored votes in the Senate over the past year. This score recognizes that Senator Collins has supported environmentally-sound policies, supported by the LCV, during the past session of Con  more

LEGISLATURE TO INCLUDE HOME HEATING OIL LEGISLATION AMONG ENERGY ACTION ITEMS FOR SPECIAL SESSION
HARTFORD, Conn., June 10 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: At a press conference in front of the State Capitol, Senator Williams announces a series of energy initiatives to be included in the June 2008 special session of the Connecticut General Assembly, including legislation that would release $2.5 million in order to help Connecticut families survive the looming home heating oil crisis this fall and winter. (June 10, 2008) Senate President Donald E.  more

LENOVO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER TO ADDRESS BUSINESS SUMMIT NOV. 18
GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 21 -- The University of North Carolina-Greensboro issued the following press release: William J. Amelio, CEO of Lenovo, one of the world's largest personal computer manufacturers, will be one of two keynote speakers at the third annual UNCG Business Summit, presented by MidCarolina Bank. He will be joined by UNCG's new chancellor, Dr. Linda P. Brady. The focus of both speakers will be on the relationship between higher education and the business community. The eve  more

LIMITING FRUCTOSE MAY BOOST WEIGHT LOSS, RESEARCHER REPORTS
DALLAS, July 24 -- The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: One of the reasons people on low-carbohydrate diets may lose weight is that they reduce their intake of fructose, a type of sugar that can be made into body fat quickly, according to a researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Elizabeth Parks, associate professor of clinical nutrition and lead author of a study appearing in a current issue of the Journal of Nutrition, said h  more

LIPOIC ACID SUPPLEMENTS REDUCE ATHEROSCLEROSIS, WEIGHT GAIN
CORVALLIS, Ore., Jan. 15 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: A new study done with mice has discovered that supplements of lipoic acid can inhibit formation of arterial lesions, lower triglycerides, and reduce blood vessel inflammation and weight gain - all key issues for addressing cardiovascular disease. Although the results cannot be directly extrapolated beyond the laboratory, researchers report that "they strongly suggest that lipoic acid supplementation may   more

LOCAL LEGISLATORS HONORED FOR VOTING RECORD ON ENVIRONMENTAL BILLS
AUGUSTA, Maine, Sept. 10 -- Maine State Stephen R. Beaudette, D-136th District, issued the following news release: The Maine League of Conservation Voters (MLCV) recently praised Saco's State Reps. Linda Valentino and Don Pilon, and Biddeford State Reps. Paulette Beaudoin, Steve Beaudette and Alan Casavant for their voting records in favor of bills that will have a positive impact on the environment. The legislators were all listed on the MLCV 2007-2008 Session Honor Roll. The representati  more

LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES HONORED FOR VOTING RECORD ON NATURAL RESOURCES BILLS
AUGUSTA, Maine, Sept. 9 -- Maine State Rep. Robert S. Duchesne, D-13th District, issued the following news release: The Maine League of Conservation Voters recently praised State Reps. Emily Cain, D-Orono, and Rep. Bob Duchesne, D-Hudson, for their voting records in favor of bills that will have a positive impact on the environment. Duchesne scored a perfect 100 percent rating for the 2008 legislative session, and Cain received a 90 percent rating from the group. Both legislators scored hi  more

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AGCENTER PARTICIPATES IN WASHINGTON ENERGY EVENT
BATON ROUGE, La., June 30 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: The LSU AgCenter was one of 25 universities selected to participate in the Biomass and Energy Awareness Days (BEAD II) EXPO in Washington, D.C., June 22. The AgCenter's exhibit featured the research being conducted at the Audubon Sugar Institute to produce bioethanol and biodiesel from sugarcane and algae. Dr. Giovanna DeQueiroz, one of the researchers at the Audubon Sugar Institute, was t  more

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AGCENTER RESEARCH AIMS AT USED MOTOR OIL CONTAINERS
BATON ROUGE, La., June 9 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: As more than 3 billion quart-size, high-density polyethylene motor-oil containers head for U.S. landfills each year, LSU AgCenter researchers are looking for ways to keep them out. Each year, U.S. motorists use about 150,000 tons of HDPE containers, leaving the insides coated with residual motor oil, said Dr. Qinglin Wu, a researcher in the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center in  more

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AGCENTER SPEARHEADS COMMUNITY GARDENS
BATON ROUGE, La., June 17 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: An innovative LSU AgCenter program is helping people in several Shreveport neighborhoods grow their own vegetables. Dr. Grace Peterson, a garden coordinator with the LSU AgCenter's Family Nutrition Program (FNP), is sharing her knowledge, resources and techniques and serving as a resource to help community leaders sustain the gardens. FNP agents provide educational programs to help p  more

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY FAMILY INVITED TO 'WAYFINDING' PRESENTATION ON OCT. 23
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 22 -- Louisiana State University issued the following news release: LSU is in the final stages of developing a campus-wide wayfinding system and would like input from faculty, staff and students on Thursday, Oct. 23. 'Wayfinding' is the orderly structuring and presentation of the information needed to let people comfortably access a defined environment. Signage is the primary tool used to communicate that information. The LSU Wayfinding Management Team is requesti  more

LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING
TOPEKA, Kan., March 26 -- The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services issued the following news release: The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) is accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) through Monday, March 31, 2008. LIEAP provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay winter heating bills. Individuals with disabilities, elderly persons, and families with children are the primary groups assisted.  more

LT. GOV. BROWN PRESENTS $29 MILLION CHECK TO MONTGOMERY COLLEGE FOR ROCKVILLE SCIENCE CENTER
ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 16 -- Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., has issued the following news release: Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown visited the Rockville Campus of Montgomery College today to present a ceremonial check recognizing the state's $29 million contribution toward the construction of the long-awaited Rockville Science Center. Brown was joined on the stage by Montgomery College President Brian Johnson, Senator Jennie Forehand, Montgomery County Council Vice President Phil Andrews and w  more

LT. GOV. KINDER URGES MISSOURIANS TO 'HELP-HEAT-MO'
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 20 -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, R-Mo., issued the following press release: Lt. Governor Peter Kinder today extended his call for a special legislative session by encouraging Missourians to make their voices heard in Jefferson City. "Last week, I called on Gov. Matt Blunt to convene a special session of the Missouri Legislature to act now on providing critical financial assistance for low-income Missourians during the harshest months of winter," Lt. Governor Kinder sa  more

LUTHER BURBANK, WEST CAMPUS, JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO VOTE IN MOCK ELECTION FOR U.S. PRESIDENT, MAYOR, 5 STATE BALLOT MEASURES
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 22 -- Sacramento City Unified School District issued the following news release: High school students at Luther Burbank, West Campus and John F. Kennedy will make their selections for the national and city leader and choose whether to approve five state propositions dealing with issues as varied as alternative energy, parental consent requirement for abortions, same sex marriage, and redistricting of congressional and legislative seats. The mock elections are sponsore  more

MAGNETS: A MISSING LINK IN AMERICAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Michael N. Castle, R-Del. (at-large), issued the following column: Even though gas prices are slowly beginning to decline, Delaware consumers are still feeling a pinch at the pump. This current energy crunch has highlighted the need for Americans to develop better, cutting edge alternative energy solutions. While Delaware has become the leader in offshore wind development with the Bluewater Wind Project and [fuel cell development, the Dupont Company], it could soon   more

MAINE STATE REP. ADAMS HELPS RESIDENTS GET 'READY FOR WINTER'
PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 17 -- Maine State Rep. Herbert Adams, D-119th District, issued the following news release: Residents of the Parkside neighborhood and others are invited to come learn about resources available to help get through the winter at an event sponsored by Rep. Herb Adams, D-Portland. "Ready for Winter" will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Parkside Community Center, 85 Grant Street. Representatives of Maine State Housing, Efficiency Maine, the Consumer Assistan  more

MANAGEMENT PROFESSOR'S BOOK URGES AMERICANS TO CREATE THEIR OWN FUTURE
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 21 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: As America's leading politicians and candidates attempt to create a future for the nation that is appealing to its citizens, a Penn State Harrisburg faculty member is urging citizens to craft their own future. "The America of the future should not happen to citizens, but should instead be created by citizens," James T. Ziegenfuss Jr. writes in his newest book. Encouraging the nation's citiz  more

MARIETTA CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR AUG. 11 BOARD OF LIGHTS AND WATER MEETING
MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 11 -- The Marietta City Council issued the following agenda for a meeting: CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: I. MINUTES: 20080979 Regular Meeting - July 7, 2008 Review and approval of the July 7, 2008 regular meeting minutes. II. APPOINTMENTS/PRESENTATIONS: III. APPEARANCES: 20080968 Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) Rate Adjustment Glenn Page, General Manager of the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) will discuss revenue requirements a  more

MARIETTA CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 8 BOARD OF LIGHTS AND WATER MEETING
MARIETTA, Ga., Sept. 8 -- The Marietta City Council issued the following agenda for a meeting: CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: I. MINUTES: 20081104 Regular Meeting - August 11, 2008 Review and approval of the August 11, 2008 regular meeting minutes. II. APPOINTMENTS/PRESENTATIONS: III. APPEARANCES: IV. BLWOPERATING DEPARTMENTS: Business Analysis: 20081056 Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG) Annual Subscription for Supplemental Power 2009 Motion to nominate M  more

MASSHOUSING MAKES LOAN COMMITMENTS OF UP TO $15.1 MILLION FOR FINAL PHASES OF REVITALIZATION OF FRANKLIN HILL PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN DORCHESTER
BOSTON, April 1 -- The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency issued the following news release: MassHousing announced loan commitments today of up to $15.1 million for the final two phases of the four-phase redevelopment and revitalization of the Franklin Hill Public Housing Development in Dorchester. Identified several years ago by the Boston Housing Authority as its "most troubled'' public housing development in need of both physical and social transformation, Franklin Hill is being redev  more

MAYOR BALLARD ANNOUNCES FIRST CITY GREEN ROOF PROJECT
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 17 -- The office of the Indianapolis Mayor issued the following press release: Mayor Greg Ballard announced plans today to install the first green roof ever to be constructed on a city-owned building. This green roof is part of the city's efforts to implement a comprehensive green infrastructure plan in Indianapolis. "The benefits of green roofs are far-reaching," said Mayor Ballard. "They not only help reduce the amount of water entering our overburdened combined sewer   more

MAYOR DELLUMS JOINS PARTNERS TO UNVEIL HISTORIC OAKLAND GREEN JOBS CORPS
OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 22 -- The office of the Oakland Mayor issued the following news release: The long-awaited Oakland Green Jobs Corps (OGJC) - the employment pipeline providing "green-collar" skills training and jobs to young adults with barriers to employment - will be publicly unveiled on October 20th, 2008 during a press conference at the Cypress Mandela Training Center. In attendance will be Mayor Ron Dellums, Oakland Green Jobs Corps trainees, and members of the training partnership w  more

MAYOR'S RAVENSTAHL CONTRACTING BEST PRACTICES COMMISSION GETS TO WORK
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 17 -- The mayor of Pittsburgh issued the following press release: Members of the Mayor's newly formed Pittsburgh's Contracting Best Practices Commission met for the first time today at 10 a.m. in the Mayor's Conference Room to begin the conversation on how to improve transparency, opportunity and efficiency in City and Authority contracting procedures. "We had a very productive and enthusiastic first meeting," Mayor Ravenstahl said. "The commission members bring a lot of e  more

McCain Campaign Discusses Ethanol On AgriTalk
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- The Renewable Fuels Association issued the following news release: The second installment in the RFA/AgriTalk series on the presidential campaign's view on ethanol and its role in the nation's energy future is now set with the campaign of Senator John McCain. On Thursday, October 16 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. Central, Jim Moseley, former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and member of the McCain-Palin Farm and Ranch Team, will join AgriTalk host Mike Ad  more

MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPENS STATE-OF-THE-ART PHYSICAL SCIENCE BUILDING
MESA, Ariz., Oct. 15 -- Maricopa Community Colleges' Mesa Community College issued the following news release: August 27, 2008 - Mesa Community College, Barton Malow and SmithGroup join together to invite the public to the dedication and opening of MCC's new physical science building and planetarium Monday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. The building is located on the Southern and Dobson campus at 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. Tours of the facility will follow the ceremony. The 60,000 square foot build  more

MICHIGAN ALTERNATIVE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTER PROJECT TO REVOLUTIONIZE WIND POWER
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 19 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following press release: A small, inexpensive wind turbine developed at Grand Valley State University's Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center in Muskegon could revolutionize home and commercial power generation and create West Michigan manufacturing jobs. The turbine was invented by Imad Mahawili, MAREC's executive director. Measuring 36 inches in diameter and with a retail cost of around $2,000, the device  more

MICHIGAN CELEBRATES SMALL BUSINESS AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
ALLENDALE, Mich., Oct. 20 -- Grand Valley State University issued the following press release: Nominations are being accepted for the fifth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) 2009 awards. The event is the state's premier awards ceremony for entrepreneurs and supporters of small business. Small business owners can earn statewide recognition by entering the 2009 MCSB awards program by completing the nomination form available now at www.michigancelebrates.biz. Nominations must be s  more

MICHIGAN PSC ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 21 MEETING
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following meeting agenda: Hearing Room One 1:30 p.m. AGENDA I. Approval of the Agenda. II. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Commission Meeting of October 7, 2008. III. Orders: A. Communications 1. U-12590 - WilTel Local Network, LLC, f/k/a Williams Local Network, Inc. (license) 2. U-12627 - AT&T Michigan and New Edge Network, Inc. U-13805 - AT&T Michigan and grid4 Communications, In  more

MICHIGAN PSC ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 21 MEETING
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following meeting agenda: I. Approval of the Agenda. II. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Commission Meeting of October 7, 2008. III. Orders: A. Communications 1. U-12590 - WilTel Local Network, LLC, f/k/a Williams Local Network, Inc. (license) 2. U-12627 - AT&T Michigan and New Edge Network, Inc. U-13805 - AT&T Michigan and grid4 Communications, Inc. U-13805 - AT&T Michigan and grid4 Com  more

MICHIGAN PSC ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 7 MEETING
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 7 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following meeting minutes: MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING OF THE MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION HELD IN ITS OFFICES ON OCTOBER 7, 2008 Commission Chairman Orjiakor N. Isiogu called the meeting to order at 1:36 p.m. Executive Secretary Mary Jo Kunkle called the roll and declared there was a quorum. PRESENT Commission: Orjiakor N. Isiogu, Chairman Monica Martinez, Commissioner Steven A. Tra  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ISSUES ORDER IN MATTER, ON COMMISSION'S OWN MOTION
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission issued the following order: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, to implement the provisions of Section 10a(1) of 2008 PA 286. Case No. U-15801 At the October 21, 2008 meeting of the Michigan Public Service Commission in Lansing, Michigan. PRESENT: Hon. Orjiakor N. Isiogu, Chairman Hon. Monica Martinez, Commissioner Hon. Steven A. Transeth, Commissioner ORDER AND NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT O  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ISSUES ORDER REGARDING COMMISSION'S OWN MOTION: CASE NO. U-15316
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission issued the following order: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, to conduct a proceeding in accordance with Section 1251 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to consider implementation of standards for net metering, fuel sources, and fossil fuel generation efficiency. Case No. U-15316 In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, to require regulated utilities to file fuel source diversity plans in accordance with   more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ISSUES ORDER REGARDING COMMISSION'S OWN MOTION: CASE NO. U-15803
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission issued the following order: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, to implement the provisions of Section 173(1) of 2008 PA 295. Case No. U-15803 At the October 21, 2008 meeting of the Michigan Public Service Commission in Lansing, Michigan. PRESENT: Hon. Orjiakor N. Isiogu, Chairman Hon. Monica Martinez, Commissioner Hon. Steven A. Transeth, Commissioner ORDER AND NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT O  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ISSUES ORDER REGARDING CONSUMERS ENERGY CO.
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission issued the following order: In the matter, on the Commissionfs own motion, regarding the regulatory reviews, revisions, determinations, and/or approvals necessary for CONSUMERS ENERGY COMPANY to fully comply with Public Acts 286 and 295 of 2008. Case No. U-15805 At the October 21, 2008 meeting of the Michigan Public Service Commission in Lansing, Michigan. PRESENT: Hon. Orjiakor N. Isiogu, Chairman Hon. Monica Mart  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION RELEASES ELECTRONIC FILING REGARDING CASE U-15805
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following electronic filing: Case U-15805: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, regarding the regulatory reviews, revisions, determinations, and/or approvals necessary for Consumers Energy Company to fully comply with Public Acts 286 and 295 of 2008. Industry: Electric Company(s): Consumers Energy Company Open Date: 10/21/2008 Order Dates: 10/21/2008 0002: http://efile.mpsc.cis.state.mi.us/  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION RELEASES ELECTRONIC FILING REGARDING CASE U-15817
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following electronic filing: Case U-15817: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, regarding the regulatory reviews, revisions, determinations, and/or approvals necessary for Great Lakes Energy Cooperative to fully comply with Public Acts 286 and 295 of 2008. Industry: Electric Company(s): Great Lakes Energy Cooperative Open Date: 10/21/2008 Order Dates: 10/21/2008 0002: http://efile.mpsc.cis.  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION RELEASES ELECTRONIC FILING REGARDING CASE U-15818
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following electronic filing: Case U-15818: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, regarding the regulatory reviews, revisions, determinations, and/or approvals necessary for Midwest Energy Cooperative to fully comply with Public Acts 286 and 295 of 2008. Industry: Electric Company(s): Midwest Energy Cooperative Open Date: 10/21/2008 Order Dates: 10/21/2008 0002: http://efile.mpsc.cis.state.mi  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION RELEASES ELECTRONIC FILING REGARDING CASE U-15823
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following electronic filing: Case U-15823: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, regarding the regulatory reviews, revisions, determinations, and/or approvals necessary for Accent Energy Midwest LLC to fully comply with Public Acts 286 and 295 of 2008. Industry: Electric Company(s): Accent Energy Midwest LLC Open Date: 10/21/2008 Order Dates: 10/21/2008 0001: http://efile.mpsc.cis.state.mi.u  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION RELEASES ELECTRONIC FILING REGARDING CASE U-15825
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following electronic filing: Case U-15825: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, regarding the regulatory reviews, revisions, determinations, and/or approvals necessary for Bluestar Energy Services, Inc. to fully comply with Public Acts 286 and 295 of 2008. Industry: Electric Company(s): Bluestar Energy Services, Inc. Open Date: 10/21/2008 Order Dates: 10/21/2008 0001: http://efile.mpsc.cis.  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION RELEASES ELECTRONIC FILING REGARDING CASE U-15827
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following electronic filing: Case U-15827: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, regarding the regulatory reviews, revisions, determinations, and/or approvals necessary for CMS Energy Resource Management Company to fully comply with Public Acts 286 and 295 of 2008. Industry: Electric Company(s): CMS Energy Resource Management Company Open Date: 10/21/2008 Order Dates: 10/21/2008 0001: http:/  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION RELEASES ELECTRONIC FILING REGARDING CASE U-15828
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following electronic filing: Case U-15828: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, regarding the regulatory reviews, revisions, determinations, and/or approvals necessary for Commerce Energy, Inc. to fully comply with Public Acts 286 and 295 of 2008. Industry: Electric Company(s): Commerce Energy, Inc. Open Date: 10/21/2008 Order Dates: 10/21/2008 0001: http://efile.mpsc.cis.state.mi.us/efile/  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION RELEASES ELECTRONIC FILING REGARDING CASE U-15830
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following electronic filing: Case U-15830: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, regarding the regulatory reviews, revisions, determinations, and/or approvals necessary for Direct Energy Services LLC to fully comply with Public Acts 286 and 295 of 2008. Industry: Electric Company(s): Direct Energy Services LLC Open Date: 10/21/2008 Order Dates: 10/21/2008 0001: http://efile.mpsc.cis.state.mi  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION RELEASES ELECTRONIC FILING REGARDING CASE U-15831
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following electronic filing: Case U-15831: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, regarding the regulatory reviews, revisions, determinations, and/or approvals necessary for Exelon Energy Company to fully comply with Public Acts 286 and 295 of 2008. Industry: Electric Company(s): Exelon Energy Company Open Date: 10/21/2008 Order Dates: 10/21/2008 0001: http://efile.mpsc.cis.state.mi.us/efile/  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION RELEASES ELECTRONIC FILING REGARDING CASE U-15833
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following electronic filing: Case U-15833: In the matter, on the Commission's own motion, regarding the regulatory reviews, revisions, determinations, and/or approvals necessary for Integrys Energy Services, Inc. to fully comply with Public Acts 286 and 295 of 2008. Industry: Electric Company(s): Integrys Energy Services, Inc. Open Date: 10/21/2008 Order Dates: 10/21/2008 0001: http://efile.mpsc.cis.  more

MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION RELEASES ELECTRONIC FILING REGARDING CASE U-99998
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- The Michigan Public Service Commission released the following electronic filing: Case U-99998: In the matter of the approval of a code of conduct for Consumers Energy Company and The Detroit Edison Company. Industry: Electric Company(s): Commission's Own Motion Open Date: 10/21/2008 Order Dates: 9/14/1999 4/24/2000 0122: http://efile.mpsc.cis.state.mi.us/efile/docs/99998/0122.pdf 0121: http://efile.mpsc.cis.state.mi.us/efile/docs/99998/0121.pdf.  more

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY OFFICES PROVIDE JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATES
EAST LANSING, Mich., Oct. 21 -- Michigan State University issued the following press release: International students at MSU will have more opportunities for employment in their home countries, thanks to a new partnership between Michigan State University's Office for International Students and Scholars and MSU Career Services Network. OISS, which serves as the "home away from home" for MSU's international students, will put students in touch with career opportunities while the Career Servi  more

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY TUITION TO RISE 6.8 PERCENT
EAST LANSING, Mich., June 13 -- Michigan State University issued the following press release: The Michigan State University Board of Trustees today approved budget guidelines for fiscal year 2008-09 designed to protect the university's ability to provide globally competitive education and bolster Michigan's economic vitality. The budget includes a tuition increase of 6.8 percent, or $639, for in-state, lower- division undergraduates (freshmen and sophomores). Tuition for out-of-state under  more

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY UNVEILS LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE FOR HALF-BILLION-DOLLAR NUCLEAR RESEARCH PROJECT
EAST LANSING, Mich., July 1 -- Michigan State University issued the following press release: U.S. Sen. Carl Levin and Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon joined today with business, labor and economic development leaders to announce a united Michigan campaign to help MSU win a national competition for the $550 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Levin has pledged his support for the massive project along with Gov. Jenni  more

MISSION BAY AQUATIC CENTER UNVEILS NEW 40K WATT SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 17 -- San Diego State University issued the following press release: The Mission Bay Aquatic Center, a joint venture of the Associated Students of San Diego State and the University of California San Diego, has installed a new 40,000-watt solar photovoltaic power system. The system will produce 100 percent of the facilities yearly electrical consumption and will producer more than 60,000 kilowatts of electricity per year from the sun. It will also prevent over 82,000 pound  more

MISSISSIPPI DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY HOSTS ENERGY OPEN HOUSES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS STATEWIDE
JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 15 -- The Mississippi Development Authority issued the following news release: In recognition of a nationwide celebration of Energy Awareness Month during October, the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will host three Energy Open Houses for small businesses on October 23, 24 and 28, 2008. The Open House events will offer business owners personal access to energy staff, information and resources on lowering utility costs and saving energy. The events are come-and-go   more

MISSISSIPPI DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY HOSTS RENEWABLE ENERGY DAY
JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 3 -- The Mississippi Development Authority issued the following news release: To kick off October as Energy Awareness Month, the Mississippi Development Authority's (MDA) Energy Division hosted its annual Renewable Energy Day today at the Agricultural and Forestry Museum in Jackson. The event, which targeted area schoolchildren grades 1st through 8th, promoted a greater awareness of energy sources and demonstrates how energy can be used more efficiently and effectively. A  more

MOORE, OWASSO STUDENTS WIN TOP AWARDS AT STATE SCIENCE FAIR
ADA, Okla., April 4 -- East Central University issued the following news release: Students from Moore High School and the Owasso 8th Grade Center won the top awards Saturday [MARCH 29] at the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair held annually at East Central University. Approximately 240 projects were vying for cash prizes and other awards. The $500 Best of Fair Award in the senior high school division went to Ethan Guinn, a senior at Moore High School, for his research project, "Vi  more

Most Americans Say U.S. Is Entering Recession, According To AICPA Survey
NEW YORK, April 30 -- The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants issued the following news release: Sixty-eight percent of America's adults believe the United States is heading toward a recession, and slightly more than half (53 percent) are cutting their spending and paying down debt as a result, according to a survey by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Americans' most pressing financial concerns, according to the poll, are escalating energy costs, retiremen  more

NAAEI and NAHMA Announce New Green Credential for Property Management
ALEXANDRIA, VA., Oct. 13 -- The National Apartment Association issued the following news release: The National Apartment Association Educational Institute (NAAEI) and the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) have jointly launched a new Green Credential for Property Management (GCPM) designed for on-site managers, maintenance staff and supervisors of front-line staff. The new credential meets the requirements of the voluntary Green Initiative established by the Departm  more

Nanomaterials: An Environmental Pandora's Box?
PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 19 -- The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry issued the following news release: Thanks to emerging technologies and other advances, nano-enabled products and materials are appearing more often in our environment. But these products may hold unknown risks or dangers to ecosystems and the people who use them because of multilayered interactions involving nanotechnology and nanoparticles. A special open-access issue of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry e  more

NASA'S Dirty Secret: Moon Dust
BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 24 -- The Geological Society of America issued the following news release: The Apollo Moon missions of 1969-1972 all share a dirty secret. "The major issue the Apollo astronauts pointed out was dust, dust, dust," says Professor Larry Taylor, Director of the Planetary Geosciences Institute at the University of Tennessee. Fine as flour and rough as sandpaper, Moon dust caused 'lunar hay fever,' problems with space suits, and dust storms in the crew cabin upon returning to   more

NATIONAL ALTERNATIVE FUELS TRAINING CONSORTIUM TO HOST INAUGURAL 'CLEAN AIR & ENERGY INDEPENDENCE' CONFERENCE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., June 13 -- West Virginia University issued the following news release: The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), a program of West Virginia University's National Research Center for Coal & Energy (NRCCE), will host its inaugural "Clean Air & Energy Independence" conference June 19-20, at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, NC. The theme of the Conference, "Exploring Innovations in Next Generation Vehicles," will provide a foundation in which NAFTC member  more

NATIONAL CENTER CONTINUES P.B.S. FILM DOCUMENTARY SERIES
MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 23 -- Alabama State University issued the following news release: The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University will host a showing of volume five of the P.B.S. Film Documentary series, "I'll Make Me A World: A Century of African-American Arts" on Thursday, July 31 at noon. Volume five is titled, "Not a Rhyme Time: 1963 - 1986." This event is free and open to the public. "Not a Rhyme Time" continues the ser  more

NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FACT SHEET: NNSA NEXT GENERATION SAFEGUARDS INITIATIVE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration issued the following fact sheet: International safeguards are a central pillar of the nuclear nonproliferation regime. Administered by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), international safeguards serve to monitor nuclear activities under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and are the primary vehicle for verifying compliance with peaceful use and nuclear nonproliferation undertakings.   more

NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FACT SHEET: NNSA: WORKING TO PREVENT NUCLEAR TERRORISM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration issued the following fact sheet: "The greatest threat before humanity today is the possibility of a secret and sudden attack with chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons." - President George W. Bush, February 11, 2004 The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which has unique expertise in nuclear weapons and nuclear material, plays a key role in th  more

NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FACT SHEET: SECURING NNSA'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX IN POST-9/11 WORLD
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration issued the following fact sheet: The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has several missions that are critical to the country's national security. NNSA is responsible for securing thousands of nuclear weapons and components, and hundreds of tons of special nuclear material in all forms, shapes and sizes. The eight sites in NNSA's nuclear weapons complex are some of the most secure fac  more

NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE HALL
PLYMOUTH, N.H., Oct. 22 -- Plymouth State University issued the following news release: Plymouth State University's Langdon Woods Residential Complex is one of the nation's top 10 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects, according to Interiors and Sources magazine. The magazine rated buildings nationwide according to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Green Building Rating System. Langdon Woods is one of the nation's first and largest university residence h  more

Natural Gas Utilities Winter Outlook: Customers Can Continue to Rely on Natural Gas to Meet Energy Needs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 -- The American Gas Association issued the following news release: The American Gas Association (AGA), which represents 202 local natural gas utilities across the nation, today held a press conference on the 2008-2009 winter heating season and its projected impact on the nearly 70 million natural gas customers in the United States who rely on natural gas to meet their daily energy needs. AGA executives explained that while current production activity and storage figures rem  more

NEW ANALYSIS OF EARTHQUAKE ZONE OFF OREGON COAST RAISES QUESTIONS
CORVALLIS, Ore., Aug. 25 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Oregon State University scientists have completed a new analysis of an earthquake fault line that extends some 200 miles off the southern and central Oregon coast that they say is more active than the San Andreas Fault in California. The Blanco Transform Fault Zone likely won't produce the huge earthquake many have predicted for the Pacific Northwest because it isn't a subduction zone fault. But the scie  more

NEW BEDFORD BUSINESS TO BE HIGHLIGHTED ON AWARD WINNING TV NEWS MAGAZINE
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 15 -- The city of New Bedford issued the following press release: For the second time this season, Chronicle, WCVB TV Boston's award winning television news magazine, will air a segment featuring a New Bedford business. The Thursday, October 16th Chronicle episode, "Going Green and Saving Green" will introduce viewers to some eco-friendly shopping opportunities that are as gentle on the wallet as they are to the environment. The segment is expected to include a visit   more

NEW CADET ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR NOW ON BOARD
CHARLESTON, S.C., July 28 -- The Citadel issued the following press release: Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Sberna of Summerville, S.C., has been named director of cadet activities at The Citadel. Sberna has been at The Citadel since 1998 as a tactical officer, a staff member responsible for 1st Battalion. Before coming to The Citadel, he spent 22 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force. During his military career he was an aviator and navigator, logging 2,200 flying hours in the B-5  more

NEW COMPANY, REACTOR DESIGN MAY BOOST NUCLEAR ENERGY
CORVALLIS, Ore., July 8 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: The future of safe, environmentally benign nuclear power will be able to fit on top of a railroad car, be hauled to wherever it is needed and be cost-effectively manufactured in a factory setting, according to the vision of a new spinout company that has evolved from research in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. It won't be quite as simple as churning cars out of an automobile factory  more

NEW CONSERVATION PLAN OFFERS LONG-TERM VISION FOR MINNESOTA'S NATURAL RESOURCES
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 16 -- Minnesota State Sen. Satveer S. Chaudhary, DFL-50th District, issued the following news release: A new Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan recently released by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) and the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment offers comprehensive assessments and recommendations on Minnesota's natural resources. The report charts strategies and trends with respect to nearly every aspect of Minne  more

NEW DETECTION TECHNOLOGY REDUCES RISK OF NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION
CORVALLIS, Ore., May 20 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Nuclear physicists and engineers have developed an important new tool to monitor the operation and use of nuclear reactors, which could play a significant future role in preventing nuclear weapon proliferation, while allowing the peaceful use of nuclear power under safe, verifiable conditions. The findings are based on the successful use of an "antineutrino" detector, which the National Academy of Enginee  more

New e-light Plan for Families Offers a Triple Play: Electricity, Gas and Off-Peak Pricing
ROME, Oct. 3 -- Enel issued the following news release: More than one year after the opening of the free electricity market to ordinary households and in an environment of highly volatile fuel prices, Enel Energia is increasing its focus on offering guaranteed prices for electricity and extending its low-cost philosophy, introducing the new range of e-light plans, which offer even greater benefits for customers. The Enel Group company for the sale of electricity and gas to households and b  more

New Mexico Inventors Develop Hydrogen Evolution System
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- David L. Thorn, William Tumas, P. Jeffrey Hay, Daniel E. Schwarz and Thomas M. Cameron, all from Los Alamos, N.M., have developed a method for evolving hydrogen. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A method and system for storing and evolving hydrogen employ chemical compounds that can be hydrogenated to store hydrogen and dehydrogenated to evolve hydrogen. A catalyst lowers the energy required for storing and evolving hydroge  more

NEW ORLEANS 'GREEN DREAM' HOME OFFERS OPEN HOUSES, PROVIDES LEARNING FOR AT-RISK YOUTH
BATON ROUGE, La., July 1 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: The LSU AgCenter has joined forces with Orleans Catholic Charities' Operation Helping Hand and the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program to construct an affordable home uniquely tailored to local needs and risks. The house, dubbed the "Green Dream Home," is in mid-construction and, until its completion, serves as a teaching tool about best building practices for the New Orlea  more

New Partnerships for Advanced Biofuels, Biobased Products To Be Showcased at BIO's Pacific Rim Summit
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: More than 400 business leaders and public officials will gather at the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, Sept. 10-12 in Vancouver, British Columbia to showcase new business models and public policies for commercializing advanced biofuel technology. A plenary session titled "Global Energy, Forestry and Chemical Industry Partnerships: A New Business Model for Advance  more

New Study Proves that Clean Burning Natural Gas Will Help America Meet Future Energy Needs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The Independent Petroleum Association of America issued the following news release: A new study recently released by the American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF) and Navigant Consulting, Inc. reveals that proven, abundant reserves of natural gas are available in the United States and available to play a crucial role in meeting America's future energy needs. The report indicates that there is enough clean burning natural gas to last more than 100 years. "This is a pos  more

NEW SUPERVISOR NAMED FOR GIFFORD PINCHOT NATIONAL FOREST
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Gifford Pinchot National Forest - issued the following press release: Janine Clayton, assistant director for minerals and geology in the U.S. Forest Service Washington, D.C., office, has been named as the new supervisor of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southwest Washington. Clayton, a 25-year Forest Service veteran, has worked at all levels of the organization in positions of increasing resp  more

New Technologies for Sustainable Production of Biofuels and Biobased Products To Be Introduced at Pacific Rim Summit
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Companies and scientists will present research advances in sustainable biobased processes and products during the upcoming Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, Sept. 10-12 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Scheduled plenary speakers include Mike Burnside, president and CEO, Catchlight Energy, LLC, a Chevron-Weyerhaeuser Joint Venture formed in February 2008 to research   more

NEW VICE PRESIDENT FOR FACILITIES, ENGINEERING NAMED
CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 18 -- The Citadel issued the following press release: G. Dewey Yeatts, chief facilities officer and associate vice-president for facilities management at Murray State University in Murray, Ky., has been named The Citadel's new vice president for facilities and engineering. Yeatts was among 50 applicants and three finalists considered for the position. Yeatts will succeed Col. Donald Tomasik, who retired Dec. 31, 2007 after 13 years with the college. Yeatts will begin  more

NEW VISITOR CENTER AT LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK EXPECTED TO RECEIVE PLATINUM RATING FROM THE U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
MINERAL, Calif., Sept. 26 -- The National Park Service's Lassen Volcanic National Park issued the following press release: Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz is happy to announce that the park's visitor center will open to the public on October 4 and is expected to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) highest rating of "Platinum." Visitors will see green in more places than in the park's forests and meadows. The new visitor center has be  more

NEW YORK FARMING COMMUNITY RESPONDS TO INACCURATE PORTRAYAL OF FARM BILL BY ABC'S 20/20
BATH, N.Y., Oct. 18 -- Rep. John R. 'Randy' Kuhl Jr., R-N.Y. (29th CD), issued the following news release: Today, farmers from around New York State are responding to the inaccurate portrayal of the Farm Bill by ABC's 20/20. Last night's episode of 20/20 failed to show the significance and importance of the Farm Bill. Farmers, farming associations, and residents of the 29th Congressional District have praised the passage of the Farm Bill and Congressman Kuhl's role in helping millions of farm  more

NEW YORK PSC ISSUES ORDER DENYING MOTION CONCERNING CONSIDERATION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 17 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: STATE OF NEW YORK PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION CASE 08-E-0887 - Proceeding on Motion of the Commission as to the Rates, Charges, Rules and Regulations of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation for Electric Service CASE 08-G-0888 - Proceeding on Motion of the Commission as to the Rates, Charges, Rules and Regulations of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation for Gas Service RULING DENYING  more

NEW YORK PSC ISSUES ORDER REGARDING ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDING AGAINST DRAGONETTI BROTHERS LANDSCAPING
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 24 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Garry A. Brown, Chairman Patricia L. Acampora Maureen F. Harris Robert E. Curry, Jr. CASE 08-G-0974 - In the Matter of an Enforcement Proceeding Against Dragonetti Brothers Landscaping for Alleged Violations of 16 NYCRR Part 753 - Protection of Underground Facilities, in the Service Territory of KeySpan Energy of New York City, filed in C15686. ORDER DETERMININ  more

NEW YORK PSC ISSUES ORDER REGARDING ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDING AGAINST INTERCOUNTY PAVING ASSOCIATES
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 23 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Garry A. Brown, Chairman Patricia L. Acampora Maureen F. Harris Robert E. Curry, Jr. CASE 08-G-0966 - In the Matter of an Enforcement Proceeding Against Intercounty Paving Associates, L.L.C. for Alleged Violations of 16 NYCRR Part 753 - Protection of Underground Facilities, in the Service Territory of KeySpan Energy of New York City, filed in C15686. ORDER DETE  more

NEW YORK PSC ISSUES ORDER REGARDING ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDING AGAINST JUDLAU CONTRACTING
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 24 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Garry A. Brown, Chairman Patricia L. Acampora Maureen F. Harris Robert E. Curry, Jr. CASE 08-G-0971 - In the Matter of an Enforcement Proceeding Against Judlau Contracting, Inc. for Alleged Violations of 16 NYCRR Part 753 - Protection of Underground Facilities, in the Service Territory of KeySpan Energy of New York City, filed in C15686. ORDER DETERMINING PENAL  more

NEW YORK PSC ISSUES ORDER REGARDING ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDING AGAINST SCHIMENTI CONSTRUCTION
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 24 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Garry A. Brown, Chairman Patricia L. Acampora Maureen F. Harris Robert E. Curry, Jr. CASE 08-G-0972 - In the Matter of an Enforcement Proceeding Against Schimenti Construction Company, LLC for Alleged Violations of 16 NYCRR Part 753 - Protection of Underground Facilities, in the Service Territory of KeySpan Energy of New York City, filed in C15686. ORDER DETERM  more

NEW YORK PSC ISSUES ORDER REGARDING ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDING AGAINST SKY MATERIALS
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 24 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Garry A. Brown, Chairman Patricia L. Acampora Maureen F. Harris Robert E. Curry, Jr. CASE 08-G-0970 - In the Matter of an Enforcement Proceeding Against Sky Materials Corp. for Alleged Violations of 16 NYCRR Part 753 - Protection of Underground Facilities, in the Service Territory of KeySpan Energy of New York City, filed in C15686. ORDER DETERMINING PENALTY AN  more

NEW YORK PSC ISSUES ORDER REGARDING ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDING AGAINST SUPERIOR GLEN CONSTRUCTION
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 24 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Garry A. Brown, Chairman Patricia L. Acampora Maureen F. Harris Robert E. Curry, Jr. CASE 08-G-0973 - In the Matter of an Enforcement Proceeding Against Superior Glen Construction, Inc. for Alleged Violations of 16 NYCRR Part 753 - Protection of Underground Facilities, in the Service Territory of KeySpan Energy of New York City, filed in C15686. ORDER DETERMINI  more

NEW YORK PSC ISSUES ORDER REGARDING PETITION OF 1240 FIRST AVENUE
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 25 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: TO: THE COMMISSION FROM: OFFICE OF CONSUMER SERVICES SUBJECT: CASE 08-E-0617 - Petition of 1240 First Avenue LLC to submeter electricity at 400 East 67th Street, New York, New York, located in the territory of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., filed in C 26998. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Commission approve the petition to submeter. The Application By l  more

NEW YORK PSC ISSUES ORDER REGARDING PETITION OF LIVING OPPORTUNITIES OF DEPAUL
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 25 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: TO: THE COMMISSION FROM: OFFICE OF CONSUMER SERVICES SUBJECT: CASE 08-E-0554 - Petition of Living Opportunities of DePaul to submeter electricity at 67-113 Lindwood Street, Warsaw, New York, located in the territory of New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, filed in C 26998. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Commission approve the petition to submeter. The Application   more

NEW YORK PSC ISSUES ORDER REGARDING PETITION OF THE MARK HOTEL
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 25 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: TO: THE COMMISSION FROM: OFFICE OF CONSUMER SERVICES SUBJECT: CASE 08-E-0656 - Petition of The Mark Hotel LLC to submeter electricity at 25 East 77th Street, New York, New York, located in the territory of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., filed in C 26998. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the Commission approve the petition to submeter. The Application By lette  more

NEW YORK PSC ISSUES ORDER REGARDING PETITION OF VALLEY ENERGY
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 23 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Garry A. Brown, Chairman Patricia L. Acampora Maureen F. Harris Robert E. Curry, Jr. CASE 08-G-0621 - Petition of Valley Energy, Inc to Amend a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Exercise Further a Gas Franchise in the Town of Chemung, County of Chemung. CASE 08-G-0622 - Petition of Valley Energy, Inc to Amend a Certificate of Public Convenience  more

NEW YORK PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ISSUES ORDER AUTHORIZING ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME CUSTOMERS
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 16 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: At a session of the Public Service Commission held in the City of Albany on October 15, 2008 COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Garry A. Brown, Chairman Patricia L. Acampora Maureen F. Harris Robert E. Curry, Jr. CASE 07-M-1139 - Petition of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation for Expedited Approval of Interim Energy Efficiency Programs, Deferral Accounting, Interim Revenue Decoupling Mecha  more

NEW YORK PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ISSUES ORDER REGARDING NOTICE OF INTENT FILED BY FORTUNA ENERGY
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 15 -- The New York State Public Service Commission issued the following order: At a session of the Public Service Commission held in the City of Albany on October 15, 2008 COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Garry A. Brown, Chairman Patricia L. Acampora Maureen F. Harris Robert E. Curry, Jr. CASE 08-T-1023 - Notice of Intent Filed by Fortuna Energy, Inc. to Construct a Fuel Gas Transmission Line, Containing Approximately 16,125 Feet of Four- Inch Coated Steel Pipeline, Locat  more

Next-Generation Biofuels Are Needed to Achieve the Renewable Fuel Standard
WASHINGTON, April 22 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Rapid development of advanced biofuels is the key to reducing reliance on oil and global food prices, and ongoing advances in industrial biotechnology are helping achieve that goal. Brent Erickson, executive vice president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization's Industrial & Environmental Section, today stated, "A newly released economic analysis shows that oil prices and speculative in  more

NIKE GENERAL MANAGER VOGEL TO SPEAK ON SUSTAINABILITY
CORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 4 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Lorrie Vogel, the general manager of Nike's Considered Design, will share why Nike chose to go green - and how the company incorporated environmental sustainability into its practices and designs - in a free public lecture at Oregon State University on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The event is sponsored by OSU's College of Business as part of the Sustainability Lecture Series. It will be held on campus at the CH2M H  more

NIXON NAMES CHEESMAN NEW ASSISTANT
OREM, Utah, July 14 -- Utah Valley University issued the following news release: Utah Valley University women's basketball coach Cathy Nixon has announced the hiring of new assistant coach Danielle Cheesman. Cheesman joins the coaching staff after spending the last three years playing in Switzerland, Greece, Latvia and Turkey. She served as a player/coach in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. "Danielle brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm and great experience as a player with her," said Nixon. "S  more

NMU Distinguished Faculty Named
MARQUETTE, Mich., May 6 -- Northern Michigan University issued the following news release: Dwight Brady and Greg Warchol are recipients of the 2008 Distinguished Faculty Awards at Northern Michigan University. They were introduced to the NMU Board of Trustees and honored at spring commencement for their significant contributions to the university and to their professional areas. Brady joined the NMU communication and performance studies faculty in 1997. He has taught several br  more

NO QUICK FIX FOR ENERGY PROBLEM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- Rep. Joseph R. Pitts, R-Pa. (16th CD), issued the following column: The House voted yet again this week on a piece of legislation focused on energy use in our nation. At a time when politicians in Congress and on the campaign trail are decrying the rising cost of living and gasoline that is well above 3 dollars at the pump, one might think that the legislation would have focused on reducing prices, which would mean increasing production. Instead, the bill would impos  more

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY PRESENTS FRIDAY FAVORITES WITH WILLIAM HENRY CURRY, FEATURING GUEST GUITARIST SCOTT TENNANT
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 1 -- The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources' Symphony issued the following news release: North Carolina Symphony Resident Conductor William Henry Curry will conduct a day-time performance as a part of the 2008-09 Friday Favorites Series. The concert will take place at Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, in downtown Raleigh on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 11:30 am. The concert features favorite works as chosen personally by   more

NORTH DAKOTA EPSCOR ANNOUNCES $830,000 IN NEW FACULTY STARTUP MONEY FOR UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Oct. 22 -- University of North Dakota issued the following news release: The North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) has announced that five academic departments at the University of North Dakota will share in $830,000 designated for six "New Faculty Startup" opportunities. These funds are made available to departments on a competitive basis and are designed to enhance the startup packages offered to prospective research faculty durin  more

NORTH LITTLE ROCK CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JULY 14 MEETING
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 14 -- The North Little Rock City Council issued the following meeting minutes: The regular meeting of the North Little Rock City Council scheduled for Monday, July 14, 2008, was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by the honorable Mayor PATRICK HENRY HAYS. The roll having been called, and the following Aldermen answered to their names: NEIL BRYANT, DEBI ROSS, LINDA ROBINSON, OLEN THOMAS, CARY GAINES, JOHN PARKER, and CHARLIE HIGHT (7/0). Alderman MURRY WITCHER was out s  more

NOT SURPRISED BY PAWLENTY'S NEPOTISM
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 16 -- Minnesota State Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-28th District, issued the following news release: To the editor: Recently, Governor Pawlenty appointed State Senator Betsy Wergin to the Public Utilities Commission to fulfill the term being vacated by her brother LeRoy Koppendrayer. The Governor has once again shown his true colors by "keeping it in the family" rather than seeking a professional to fulfill a statewide office. He appointed a political ally who has never se  more

NRC'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON REACTOR SAFEGUARDS ISSUES AGENDA FOR JULY 9-11 MEETING
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards issued the following meeting agenda: WEDNESDAY JULY 9, 2008, CONFERENCE ROOM T-2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 1) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (WJS/CS/SD) 1.1) Opening statement 1.2) Items of current interest 2) 8:35 - 10:30 A.M. Stretch Power Uprate Application for Millstone Power Station, Unit 3 (Open/Closed) (JDS/DEB) 2.1) Remark  more

NRC'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON REACTOR SAFEGUARDS ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 2-4 MEETING
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards issued the following meeting agenda: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2008, CONFERENCE ROOM T-2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 1) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (WJS/CS/SD) 1.1) Opening statement 1.2) Items of current interest 2) 8:35 - 10:00 A.M. License Renewal Application and Final Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for the Shearon Harris Nuclear Pow  more

NRCS: Get Involved in Setting Conservation Priorities
WACO, Texas, Oct. 21 -- The Texas Farm Bureau has issued the following news release: Local Soil and Water Conservation Districts are inviting the public to participate in identifying the resource concerns and conservation priorities in their county through a series of meetings held all across Texas. The meetings focus on the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), but also on the new resource concerns identified in the recently passed Food, Energy and Conservation Act, also known   more

NUCLEAR RENAISSANCE HAVING IMPACT ON HIGHER EDUCATION
SALEM, Ore., Aug. 13 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: In higher education, one of the side effects of the rebirth of the nuclear power industry is an exploding student interest in nuclear engineering and radiation health physics. Following a sharp decline in nuclear engineering enrollment in the 1990s, students are now returning to the field. A Department of Energy survey last year determined that national enrollment of undergraduate students had doubled betwee  more

Nurturing Nepaliness
Kathmandu, Oct. 18 -- No matter where you go, you are always a Nepali. Delicacies of New York restaurants can hardly kill your lingering taste for momos--Nepali version of dumplings. You may still long for a strong cup of tea and yearn for gundruk--fermented vegetable leaves. Eight thousand miles away from your homeland, here in this city too, there is no dearth of Nepali restaurants to serve you. Things were different when Kamal Pathak, a medical doctor, came to the US in the 1970s to furthe  more

Nye County Board Of Commissioners Meeting
TONOPAH, Nev., Oct. 7 -- Nye County Board of Commissioners issued the following meeting agenda: Joni Eastley, Chair Butch Borasky, Vice-Chair Midge Carver, Commissioner Gary Hollis, Commissioner Peter Liakopoulos, Commissioner Sandra "Sam" L. Merlino, Ex-officio Clerk of the Board Pursuant to NRS 241.020, the Agenda for the Commission Meeting has been posted at the following locations: Tonopah Convention Center, 301 Brougher Avenue, Tonopah, NV; U.S. Post Office, 201 Erie Ma  more

NYSEG and RG&E Encourage Customers To Pay Particular Attention To Using Energy Wisely During The Heating Season
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 20 -- New York State Electric & Gas issued the following news release: NYSEG and RG&E are encouraging customers to make plans now to manage energy use and bills during the upcoming heating season. What Customers Can Do Now to Prepare for Winter � Major projects such as installing new windows and adding insulation can be big energy savers, but the cost of these kinds of projects must be recoverable in energy savings over a short period of time or else the projects  more

OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS IN SCE&G BASELOAD REVIEW CASE
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 17 -- The South Carolina Public Office of Regulatory Staff issued the following news release: The Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) has completed its review of SCE&G's application for a Base Load Review Order to construct and operate two new nuclear units at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant near Jenkinsville, South Carolina. These units would be jointly owned by SCE&G and Santee Cooper. In testimony to be filed today, the ORS will recommend to the Public Service Commission th  more

OLD GROWTH FORESTS ARE VALUABLE CARBON SINKS
CORVALLIS, Ore., Sept. 10 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Contrary to 40 years of conventional wisdom, a new analysis to be published Friday in the journal Nature suggests that old growth forests are usually "carbon sinks" - they continue to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and mitigate climate change for centuries. However, these old growth forests around the world are not protected by international treaties and have been considered of no significanc  more

ORANGE COUNTY BREAKS GROUND FOR SUNY ORANGE NEWBURGH BRANCH CAMPUS
GOSHEN, N.Y., Oct. 21 -- The Orange County Executive issued the following press release: County Executive Edward A. Diana was joined by Legislative Chairman M. William Lahey, SUNY Orange President Dr. William Richards, Congressman Maurice Hinchey, Senator William Larkin, Newburgh Mayor Nick Valentine, SUNY Vice Chancellor Dr. Dennis Golladay, Philanthropist William Kaplan and others for the ground breaking of the SUNY Orange Newburgh Branch Campus. The Branch Campus will consist of a new 8  more

OREGON AG INDUSTRY LINKED TO $25.8 BILLION IN SALES, SAYS OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY REPORT
CORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 26 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Oregon's agriculture industry is directly and indirectly linked to $25.8 billion in sales of goods and services, accounting for 10.6 percent of the statewide total, according to a report just released from Oregon State University. The report, the first since 2000 to assess agriculture's economic ripple effect on the state, also found that Oregon's agriculture industry directly or indirectly supported 214  more

OREGON BEST INVESTS IN SUSTAINABILITY SECTOR
PORTLAND, Ore., June 9 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: One of Oregon's new signature research centers, the Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies Center, or Oregon BEST, is investing $480,000 in 10 Oregon university faculty teams whose work could fuel the state's growing sustainability and renewable energy sectors. This funding is designed to kick-start several sustainability-related projects in Oregon that can be fast-tracked toward commerciali  more

Oregon Inventor Develops Power Supply Transient Voltages Reduction Regulator
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- Eldin Lougee of Hillsboro, Ore., has developed a regulator for reducing power supply. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A regulator for reducing transient voltages at a power supply output includes a switch connected between ground and the power supply output and a comparator for controlling the opening/closing of the switch. The comparator includes an input for sensing a power supply output voltage and an input for receivin  more

OREGON SELECTED FOR NORTHWEST MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTER
NEWPORT, Ore., Sept. 18 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: The future of Oregon as a national leader in the development of wave energy took a major step forward today with the announcement of U.S. Department of Energy support for the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center based at the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center. The federal agency confirmed a competitively awarded grant of $1.25 million annually, in funding that can be renew  more

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY DESIGNATED PAC-10 CHAMPS IN EPA GREEN POWER CHALLENGE; COMPETITION RANKS OSU 4TH NATIONALLY
WASHINGTON, April 28 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranked Oregon State University the fourth-largest college or university purchaser of renewable energy or "green power" through the agency's "Green Power Challenge," which concludes today. The competition included 40 schools and 18 conferences nationwide. EPA also recognized OSU as the PAC-10 Conference Champion, purchasing more renewable energy than any other sc  more

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING EXPO FEATURES STUDENT INNOVATORS, INVENTIONS
CORVALLIS, Ore., May 6 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Hundreds of school students, business people and others from the Pacific Northwest will converge at Oregon State University this week to interact with senior engineering students who are displaying hands-on projects, prototypes and other engineering innovations. The ninth annual OSU Engineering Expo will be from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 9, and is free and open to the public. It has grown to occupy the  more

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY HONORS OUTSTANDING ENGINEERING ALUMNI
CORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 15 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: The College of Engineering at Oregon State University honored 37 of its most distinguished alumni today during the ninth annual Oregon Stater Awards, an event that recognizes OSU engineers and their career contributions to society. The annual ceremony inducts OSU engineering alumni into three different groups based on the length of their careers and accomplishments: the Engineering Hall of Fame, the Acad  more

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY HOSTS A PUBLIC FORUM ON FOOD AND FUEL PRICES
CORVALLIS, Ore., Sept. 15 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Rising food and energy prices will be analyzed during an Oct. 2 conference hosted by Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences. "The focus is on understanding why we have experienced major increases in food and energy prices and what the projections are for the coming decades," said Greg Perry, a professor of agricultural and resource economics at OSU and an organizer of the one-day con  more

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF AMERICA'S TOP 25 'GREEN COLLEGES' AND UNIVERSITIES
CORVALLIS, Ore., Aug. 15 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Oregon State University's leadership in environmentally responsible practices has earned it a spot in the Kaplan College Guide 2009's list of America's top 25 "green colleges," officials with the popular annual publication have announced. Kaplan editors reviewed a range of criteria to create the list including environmentally responsible campus projects; initiatives and courses offered; organizations and  more

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FUNDING GROWS BY $25 MILLION, $75 MILLION OVER PAST FIVE YEARS
SALEM, Ore., Aug. 13 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Oregon State University scholars earned more than $231 million in external research funding in 2007-08, a near 11 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. The $25 million jump continued an upward trend in OSU research funding, which has grown by some $75 million over the past five years. The overall increases for the recently concluded fiscal year were not concentrated in a single area or two, but rep  more

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY SENIOR HONORED AS ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR
CORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 14 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Taralyn "Tari" Tan, a senior majoring in biochemistry-biophysics at Oregon State University, has been selected one of 20 second team All-American scholars by USA Today, as part of its All-USA College Academic Team. There were hundreds of nominees from four-year colleges nationwide, and only 20 students selected for first, second, and third teams. "I am very honored to receive this award, particularly   more

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY UNDERTAKES MEASUREMENT OF ITS CARBON FOOTPRINT
CORVALLIS, Ore., July 18 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: How much carbon does Oregon State University cause to be released into the atmosphere each year? For those Beavers concerned with sustainability and the environment, that's a key question. To find the answer, the university's Sustainability Office recently completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for the 2007 fiscal year. The inventory shows that OSU's total emissions increased 9.4 percent since a s  more

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY'S TRANSPARENT ELECTRONICS KEY TO SOLAR ENERGY BREAKTHROUGH
CORVALLIS, Ore., June 16 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Transparent transistors and optoelectronics created by researchers at Oregon State University and HP have found their first key industrial application in a new type of solar energy system that its developers say will be four times more cost-efficient than any existing technology. Xtreme Energetics, Inc., of Livermore, Calif., announced they will use the OSU inventions, on which HP holds the exclusive lic  more

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON GAIN SUPPORT FOR 'GREEN MATERIALS' CENTER
CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 20 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Oregon State University and the University of Oregon have received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to form a new Center for Green Materials Chemistry, a reflection of nationally recognized programs in Oregon that should lead to advanced electronics with a reduced environmental footprint, higher performance and lower cost. If research programs are successful, as exper  more

OREGON'S REPUTATION, CLIMATE CHANGE DRAWING STUDENTS TO NEW MASTER'S PROGRAM
CORVALLIS, Ore., Jan. 31 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: A growing number of students drawn by Oregon's reputation as a trend-setter in policy decisions are enrolling in Oregon State University's Master of Public Policy program - one of the few such programs in the West. Student interest in climate change and other environmental issues have prompted the OSU program to add a special concentration in science policy, says Brent Steel, a professor of political sci  more

OUT OF AFRICA: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON TRAINS FIRST CLASS OF 'HOMEGROWN' OIL GEOPHYSICISTS
HOUSTON, Sept. 8 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: More than a dozen new homegrown petroleum geophysicists are ready to enter the oil industry in Africa thanks to a University of Houston program at the University of Cape Town (UCT). UH has long been known as an international energy educator, with cooperative programs from China to South America. Now South Africa joins the list, with UH completing its first program in petroleum geophysics at the Master of Scien  more

PARKER'S NEW WORLD OF COMMUNICATION COMES TO MOUNTAIN RIDGE STAGE
FROSTBURG, Md., Sept. 17 -- Frostburg State University issued the following news release: Stimulating and uplifting, David Parker brings fresh meaning to the words "communication" and "entertainer." Presented by the Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series in partnership with the Mountain Ridge GEAR UP Program, David Parker brings his new world of communication to the stage at Mountain Ridge High School, Frostburg on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. In one great package, Parker combine  more

PARKS AND RECREATION UPDATE FOR OCT. 16
YUMA, Ariz., Oct. 16 -- The city of Yuma issued the following news release: * JOY of the Big Top * Tree & Landscape Expo * Heart-healthy walks at the West Wetlands * Scrapbooking workshop * Adult 4-person co-rec indoor volleyball league * Croptastic Club JOY of the Big Top Saturday, October 25th at 7 p.m., the Historic Yuma Theatre will host the dazzling, high energy dance production, "The JOY of the Big Top." Written by Dawn Atherton and performed by Jazz of Yuma, this c  more

PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS CITY, UNIVERSITY, REGION
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 25 -- California State University Sacramento issued the following press release: Sacramento State and the City of Sacramento are joining forces to improve the quality of life in Sacramento and the surrounding region. On Thursday, Aug. 28 in Sacramento State's University Union, University President Alexander Gonzalez, Mayor Heather Fargo and City Manager Ray Kerridge will formalize a collaborative agreement with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between t  more

PASADENA PROPOSAL AIMS TO REDUCE DISPOSABLE SHOPPING BAGS
PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 21 -- The city of Pasadena issued the following news release: Pasadena retailers, grocers, restaurant owners and residents are invited to provide input Wednesday, Oct. 29, on a proposed recommendation to restrict the amount of disposable shopping bags provided by commercial establishments. The meeting of the Environmental Advisory Commission's Waste Reduction, Transportation and Environmental Health Commitee will begin at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Pasadena Cit  more

PAUL CANTRELL NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
CHARLESTON, S.C., April 11 -- The Citadel issued the following press release: Paul Cantrell, energy manager at The Citadel, has been named 2008 Citadel employee of the year. Cantrell will be recognized along with other nominees and retiring employees during a reception from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today (Friday, April 11) in the Regimental Commanders Riverview Room and during today's 3:45 p.m. military dress parade. Andrea Allen of Human Resources is first runner up and tied for second runner  more

PENN STATE STUDENT FEATURED IN NATIONALLY SYNDICATED RADIO SHOW
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 21 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Casey Miller is a senior mechanical engineering major with a passion for politics. From the end of summer until Oct. 6 - the last day for voters to register in Pennsylvania before the 2008 Presidential election - the Penn State student registered about 1,100 people to vote through PSUVote.org, a nonpartisan student coalition. Miller's zealousness for democracy has earned her a feature role in an   more

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY CEPHALON TO PAY $425 MILLION FOR OFF-LABEL DRUG MARKETING
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 16 -- The Tennessee Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Bob Cooper today announced that the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units joined the federal government to reach an agreement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Cephalon, Inc. to settle allegations of improper off-label drug marketing. Caphalon has agreed to pay the states and the federal government $425 million in damages and penalties for Medicaid and other federal  more

PHYSICISTS JOIN MASSIVE COLLIDER IN SEARCH FOR TRUTHS
DALLAS, Sept. 11 -- The University of Texas at Dallas issued the following news release: The device that may answer how the universe came to be is the largest and one of the most expensive devices ever created. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) sits beneath the surface of the earth along the Franco-Swiss border outside Geneva. The arms of the world's largest particle accelerator form a 17-mile tunnel beneath the earth. Within this tunnel, protons are accelerated to almost the speed of light   more

PHYSICISTS SHASTRY, YOUNG HONORED BY AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 10 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following press release: The American Physical Society (APS) has awarded two of its annual prizes to physics professors at UC Santa Cruz: Sriram Shastry will receive the 2009 Lars Onsager Prize, and Peter Young will receive the 2009 Aneesur Rahman Prize. The APS awards over 40 prizes each year, but rarely do two awards go to the same university. "To get two in one year in the same department is a real coup  more

PIANIST SCHMIDT TO PERFORM AT UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
OREM, Utah, Sept. 24 -- Utah Valley University issued the following news release: Utah Valley University presents the second annual fall concert, "An Evening with Jon Schmidt," Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in UVU's Ragan Theatre, located in the Sorensen Center (SC). The concert is provided by Envision, UVU's Winter Guard Club, to raise money for traveling expenses to the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, in April 2009. "This is the third concert we have done with him," sa  more

PLAN PROVIDES VISION, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING MINNESOTA'S ENVIRONMENT
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 22 -- Minnesota State Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-28th District, issued the following news release: Earlier this month, the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) and the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment released a new Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan. The Legislature directed that this report be completed to help guide future decision-making on planning, policy, and investments related to the state's environment. We wa  more

PLAYING WITH FIRE - UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA DOCTOR WARNS OF FIREWORK DANGER
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 27 -- The University of North Carolina School of Medicine issued the following press release: Think twice before picking up that box of sparklers at the grocery store - and don't even give the Roman candles or firecrackers a second look. "They are neither safe nor sane," said Dr. Bruce Cairns, a burns specialist with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and medical director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals. H  more

PLYMOUTH STATE HIRES NEW CHEERLEADING COACH
PLYMOUTH, N.H., Sept. 24 -- Plymouth State University issued the following news release: The Plymouth State University athletic department has announced the hiring of a new head cheerleading coach. Jen Middlemiss, who has more than 20 years experience as a dance and cheerleading coach, has been named the new coach of the Panthers. She takes over from Carrie Kiley, who resigned last summer after eight years on the job. Middlemiss was recently the varsity cheerleading coach at John Stark   more

PM ASEM DEVELOPMENT TWO LAST BEIJING
Expressing concern over climate change threatening global environment and development, he said a holistic approach was needed to tackle this problem. "We cannot do so by perpetuating the poverty of the developing countries, or by preventing their industrialisation. The challenge ahead is to put in place development strategies which improve living standards, create opportunities for job creation and are also environment friendly,"he said. "Thus, common but differentiated responsibility sho  more

PM SEEKS GLOBAL COOPERATION TO ELIMINATE TERROR, ACHIEVE DEVELOPMENT
By S Suresh Beijing, Oct 25 (UNI) Linking peace with sustainable development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said there was a need to continuously strengthen international cooperation to combat terrorism and bring perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of terror activities to justice. "Without peace there can be no sustainable development. Terrorism, extremism, and intolerance threaten our social cohesion," he said speaking at the concluding session of the two-day summit of   more

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE HOME TO NEW SPECIES OF LICHEN
POINT REYES STATION, Calif., Oct. 14 -- Point Reyes National Seashore issued the following press release: A team of scientists collecting lichens at Point Reyes National Seashore in July discovered a species that was unknown to science until now. Led by Lawrence Glacy, Larry St. Clair of Bringham Young University, and Tom Nash of Arizona State University, the group was surveying lichen diversity in the park as part of a fieldtrip that preceded the sixth meeting of the International Associatio  more

PORT EVERGLADES GOING GREENER BY LEADING WITH A 'LEEDER'
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 14 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: As part of its commitment to consider environmental sustainability in its planning process, Port Everglades now has a staff architect who is accredited as a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional). Ms. Sari Berlin, a licensed architect with the Seaport Engineering & Construction Division of the Broward County Public Works and Transportation Department at Port Eve  more

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY DINING AIMS FOR ZERO WASTE DINING HALL
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 21 -- Portland State University issued the following news release: As Campus Sustainability Day is celebrated on October 22, Portland State University Dining, in partnership with its food service provider, ARAMARK, is proud to announce that the dining hall, known as Victor's in Ondine Hall on Sixth Avenue, is taking steps to reduce its contribution to solid waste by aiming to be a "zero waste facility." By following rigorous recycling practices, composting all food was  more

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY HIRES TWO ONAMI SIGNATURE RESEARCH FELLOWS
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 21 -- Portland State University issued the following news release: Andrea Goforth and Drake Mitchell have been named the two newest signature research fellows at the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), and will also be joining the faculty at Portland State University (PSU). "I'm excited to announce that not only has PSU attracted two world-renowned researchers to our faculty, but that they have also been named Signature Research Fellows at ONAMI  more

PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNS INTO LAW DEDICATED FEDERAL METRO FUNDING
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The office of Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., has issued the following news release: Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) today lauded the signing into law of the bipartisan Federal Rail Safety Improvement Act, which "provides dedicated Metrorail funding, critical to our federal workforce, Capital-area tourists, and the millions of residents who live in the Washington metro area." "This much needed funding will provide the necessary resources to increase bus and rail capacity and meet fore  more

PRESIDENT OF COMMITTEE TO BRIDGE THE GAP1 HIRSCH TESTIFIES ON 'OVERSIGHT HEARING ON CLEANUP EFFORTS AT FEDERAL FACILITIES' BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the following testimony from a committee hearing: Chairman Boxer, Ranking Member Inhofe, Members of the Committee, Thank you for your invitation to appear before you today on this important issue. I am President of the Committee to Bridge the Gap, a 38-year-old nonprofit organization focused on nuclear policy matters. For twenty-nine of those years, we have been involved in trying to redress serious safety and e  more

PROFESSOR OF CLASSICS LOMBARDO BRINGS 'ILLIAD' TO UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON ON SEPT. 22
HOUSTON, Sept. 18 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: It's an ancient epic, but Homer's "Iliad" continues to resonate with passion and energy thanks to Stanley Lombardo's timeless and uniquely American translation. Lombardo's interpretation of the great poem has become a staple in university classrooms and retains its intended conversational tone. Houstonians soon will experience this contemporary yet classic translation when Lombardo reads Homer's "Iliad" at 7:  more

PROFESSOR ROY HONORED WITH RETIREMENT CEREMONY IN SEPTEMBER
TULLAHOMA, Tenn., Oct. 21 -- The University of Tennessee Space Institute issued the following news release: Professor Roy J. Schulz was honored with a retirement ceremony in September in gratitude for his 29 years of service to the University of Tennessee Space Institute. In his introduction, UTSI Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Greg Sedrick said of Dr. Schulz, "We considered making this a roast, but we couldn't find enough people to say unkind things about you." A faculty member and long-tim  more

PTK HOSTS ENVIRONMENTAL EVENT
MESA, Ariz., Aug. 13 -- Maricopa Community Colleges' Mesa Community College issued the following news release: Members of Mesa Community College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa were on hand recently at Berge Ford in Mesa to spread the word about environmental awareness. The group commemorated World Environment Day, an annual international event through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. This year's slogan was Ki  more

PUBLIC INVITED TO TABLE GRAPE FIELD SEMINAR ON SEPT. 13
SALEM, Ore., Aug. 15 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: The public is invited to learn about growing 38 varieties of table grapes during an Oregon State University Extension Service field seminar Saturday, Sept. 13, at Broadacres Nursery in Hubbard, Ore. The table grape field seminar is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the nursery, 9993 Broadacres Rd. NE, Hubbard. Pre-registration, with a fee of $10, is required by 5 p.m. Sept. 10, by mail or in person at the Marion Cou  more

RADIO WAVES FIRE UP NANOTUBES EMBEDDED IN TUMORS, DESTROYING LIVER CANCER
HOUSTON, Nov. 1 -- The University of Texas System of MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release: Cancer cells treated with carbon nanotubes can be destroyed by non-invasive radio waves that heat up the nanotubes while sparing untreated tissue, a research team led by scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and Rice University has shown in preclinical experiments. In a paper posted online ahead of December publication in the journal Cancer, researc  more

RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION IS EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR DYSPLASIA IN BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 19 -- The University of North Carolina School of Medicine issued the following press release: Interim results from a nationwide clinical trial led by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher suggest that radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for dysplasia in people with Barrett's esophagus, a condition that can lead to deadly gastrointestinal cancer. "The interim results show there is a substantial difference between treatment with radiofr  more

RASMUSSEN APPOINTED TO WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
WENATCHEE, Wash., Oct. 25 -- Wenatchee Valley College issued the following news release: Wenatchee community leader Phil Rasmussen will attend his first meeting as a member of the Wenatchee Valley College Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Omak. He was appointed to a five-year term by Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire. Rasmussen replaces William McDowell, who served on the board for eight years. "Phil Rasmussen's support for education and his service to the community  more

RECORD-BREAKING NUMBER OF NEW FACULTY RECRUITS WELCOMED
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24 -- Temple University issued the following news release: Nearly 90 new tenured and tenure-track faculty members - the largest annual cohort of faculty recruits in the history of the university - have joined Temple's ranks from the world's leading institutions for the 2008-09 academic year. "Faculty represent the working capital of the university," President Ann Weaver Hart said at a welcome dinner honoring new faculty members. "Thanks to [their] efforts, Temple has ri  more

REGISTRATION UNDER WAY FOR SCHOLAR WEEKEND NOV. 22-23
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 17 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Food, climate change and creative writing are the subjects that middle-school and high-school students will explore during Scholar Weekend Nov. 22 - 23 at the University of South Carolina. The two days of intensive study are open to students in grades 8 to 11 who have participated in the Duke TIP Talent Search or the summer 2008 Carolina Master Scholars Adventure series. Scholars can enroll in on  more

REMARKS OF CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE T. ROGERS AT SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR JUDGE PAUL KNIERIM AS PROBATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 1 -- The Connecticut Judicial Branch issued the following news release: I am delighted to be here today to swear in Judge Paul Knierim as the state's probate court administrator. As you know, he follows a long line of distinguished probate court administrators, starting with his father, Judge Glenn Knierim, who, I am certain, provided his son, early on, with a bird's-eye view of the probate court system. I met Paul Knierim many years ago. On a personal level, I can te  more

REMOVING FADED FLOWERS HAS BENEFITS
BATON ROUGE, La., July 11 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: Deadheading is an important but often neglected gardening technique. It refers to pruning off old, faded flowers from a plant as it blooms. It is most often done to annuals and perennials, but it is also useful with some summer-flowering trees and shrubs. A number of advantages to deadheading make it worth the time and effort it involves. For one thing, it improves the appearance of a p  more

RENEWABLE ENERGY MANDATES FALL UNDER CRITICISM
DALLAS, Sept. 26 -- The University of Texas at Dallas issued the following news release: State requirements that a certain amount of electricity be produced from renewable energy are a bad idea because they exclude other sources better suited to meet the nation's goals, according to an article in the Fall 2008 Issues in Science and Technology. In "A National Renewable Portfolio Standard? Not Practical," Jay Apt, Lester B. Lave, and Sompor Pattanariyankool of Carnegie Mellon University argu  more

Renewable Energy Tax Package Will Save Consumers Money, Boost Economy, Create Jobs Says Business Coalition
WASHINGTON, March 4 -- The Real Estate Roundtable issued the following news release: A coalition of more than 100 business, trade and advocacy groups today called on the U.S. Senate to pass bipartisan legislation as soon as possible that extends renewable energy and efficiency tax credits that have already expired or will expire at the end of this year. The tax incentives would strengthen the renewable energy industry and expand the market for energy-efficient products, which ultimately woul  more

Renowned Scientist J. Craig Venter, Ph.D. to Deliver a Keynote Speech at 2008 BIO International Convention
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today the addition of J. Craig Venter, Ph.D. to the 2008 BIO International Convention keynote speaker lineup. The global event for biotechnology will take place June 17-20, 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. "We are excited and honored to have Dr. Venter at the 2008 BIO International Convention to share with u  more

REP. ALTMIRE DELIVERS $1.2 MILLION TO ACCIPITER SYSTEMS
WEXFORD, Pa., Oct. 1 -- Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa. (4th CD), has issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-04) presented Accipiter Systems, Inc., with a check for $1.2 million. Accipiter Systems will use the funding to continue its development of a high bandwidth, energy efficient communications system for the U.S. Army. Congressman Altmire secured this funding in the continuing resolution (H.R. 2638) passed by the House on September 24, 2008 and signed into   more

REP. ALTMIRE DELIVERS $1.2 MILLION TO PLEXTRONICS
HARMAR TOWNSHIP, Pa., Oct. 1 -- Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa. (4th CD), has issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-04) presented Plextronics, Inc., with a check for $1.2 million. Plextronics will use the funding to develop flexible and light-weight printed electronics, including printed solar cells, for the U.S. military. Congressman Altmire secured this funding in the continuing resolution (H.R. 2638) passed by the House on September 24, 2008 and signed into  more

REP. ARCURI TESTIFIES AGAINST NYRI AT PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION HEARING
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Michael Arcuri, D-N.Y. (24th CD), has issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Michael A. Arcuri (D-Utica) testified today in opposition to New York Regional Interconnection's power line proposal during a public hearing hosted by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) at Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC). "I have opposed the NYRI proposal every step of the way and will continue to do so," Arcuri said. "The NYRI power line would kni  more

REP. ARCURI TO SPEAK AT ROME CHAMBER ENERGY FORUM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Michael Arcuri, D-N.Y. (24th CD), has issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Michael A. Arcuri (D-Utica) will participate in the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce's Energy Forum tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22nd at 7am at the Beeches in Rome. Energy Forum Time: 7:00am Date: Wednesday, October 22nd Location: The Beeches, 7900 Turin Rd., Rome, NY Contact: William K. Guglielmo, (315) 337-1700 Arcuri will address steps he has taken in Cong  more

REP. BRYANT EARNS PERFECT SCORE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RECORD
AUGUSTA, Maine, Sept. 9 -- Maine State Rep. Mark Bryant, D-110th District, issued the following news release: The Maine League of Conservation Voters recently praised state Rep. Mark Bryant, D-Windham, for his voting record on legislation dedicated to protecting the environment. Bryant scored a perfect 100 percent rating for the 2008 legislative session. Two of the bills cited in the scorecard that Bryant was particularly passionate about were bills about keeping children and families safe  more

REP. CHILDERS BACKS LEGISLATION TO STOP OIL SPECULATION, LOWER GAS PRICES
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following news release: Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) today voted in favor of legislation to prevent oil speculation and help lower gas prices, as well as increase transparency in markets that control the price of fuel. By closing current loopholes that permit artificial price inflation, the Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act (H.R. 6604) would help put an end to speculation that drives up fuel co  more

REP. CHILDERS COSPONSORS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO INCREASE OIL DRILLING, LIFT OFFSHORE BAN
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following news release: Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) today signed on as an original cosponsor of bipartisan legislation to increase U.S. land available for oil drilling. The National Conservation, Environment, and Energy Independence Act would lift the offshore drilling ban, open the Eastern Gulf of Mexico to gas and oil production, and release 70 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). T  more

REP. CHILDERS HOLDS TELE-TOWN HALL ON ENERGY POLICY
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following news release: Tonight, Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) held his first Tele-Town Hall to address rising gas prices and the country's energy crisis. Over the course of an hour, the Congressman spoke to more than 22 thousand callers. He discussed in detail his energy plan, released Monday, July 14, presented recently introduced legislation to promote energy independence, and responded to questions and concerns  more

REP. CHILDERS INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION TO PROMOTE ENERGY CONSERVATION, COMBAT HIGH GAS PRICES
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) announced new legislation that promotes fuel efficiency and aims to combat U.S. dependence on foreign oil and high gas prices. Before Congress adjourned, Congressman Childers introduced The 21st Century Consumer Fuel Efficiency Act (H.R. 6773), legislation to encourage the purchase of fuel efficient vehicles by removing consumer tax credit caps. "Today  more

REP. CHILDERS MEETS WITH SOUTHERN COTTON GINNERS ASSOCIATION, SHARES SOLUTIONS TO AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY CHALLENGES
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following news release: This morning, Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) met with members of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association in Biloxi to discuss issues affecting the cotton industry and the Congressman's efforts to address these concerns as a member of the House Agriculture Committee. Topics discussed include implementation of the 2008 Farm Bill, labor and the workforce, agricultural research, and transporta  more

REP. CHILDERS OUTLINES PLAN, SPONSORS LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS ENERGY CRISIS
WASHINGTON, July 14 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) announced his six-point energy plan to address skyrocketing fuel costs. The Congressman's plan provides both short term-relief to help North Mississippians cope with rising gas prices and long-term solutions to the nation's overall energy crisis. In order to move a large portion of his energy plan into law, Congressman Childers has signed on as a co-sp  more

REP. CHILDERS PRAISES EXPIRATION OF OFFSHORE DRILLING MORATORIUM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following statement: Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) issued the following statement in response to Congress allowing the offshore drilling moratorium to expire. "Yesterday, I joined with my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to pass the continuing resolution to fund our government. The bill includes many essential provisions, but is also commendable for what it does not include: a moratorium on offshore dr  more

REP. CHILDERS STANDS UP FOR WORKING MISSISSIPPIANS, QUESTIONS TREASURY, FED ON COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) followed through on his campaign commitment to fight for working Mississippians. The Congressman questioned Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke this morning during a Financial Services Committee hearing to investigate recent controversial policies affecting American jobs and the economy. The Financial Services Committee, o  more

REP. CHILDERS SUPPORTS COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY LEGISLATION TO RESOLVE CURRENT CRISIS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following news release: Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) will vote in support of comprehensive energy legislation to address the nation's current crisis and help combat out-of-control fuel costs. The Comprehensive American Energy Security & Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 6899) will increase national security and energy independence by expanding domestic drilling offshore and on land, temporarily releasing nearly ten p  more

REP. CHILDERS SUPPORTS CRACKDOWN ON OIL SPECULATORS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following news release: For a third time, Congress Travis Childers (D-MS) today voted in favor of legislation to prevent oil speculation and help lower gas prices, as well as increase transparency in markets that control the price of fuel. After failing to win House approval under a suspension vote in July, the Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act (H.R. 6604) passed with strong bipartisan support today  more

REP. CHILDERS SUPPORTS INVESTIGATION ON OIL SPECULATION, HIGH GAS PRICES
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following news release: Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) continued to make good on his campaign promise to fight high gas prices this week by calling for the Agriculture Committee to hold an investigation on oil speculation. The Congressman, who serves on the Committee, will participate in three hearings this week to examine gas price manipulation. The purpose of the hearings is to explore various solutions to infla  more

REP. CHILDERS SUPPORTS NEW OIL DRILLING, SAYS CONGRESS NEEDS TO GO FURTHER
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following news release: Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) voted today in support of legislation to speed oil development in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A), but announced that Congress needs to go further to open up lands for oil drilling in the face of the country's current energy crisis. "Today's legislation is a small step in the right direction," said Congressman Childers. "I initially voted to pre  more

REP. CHILDERS VOTES TO RESTORE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND, PROVIDE RELIEF FROM ENERGY CRISIS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following news release: Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) today voted in favor of H.R. 6532, legislation to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the Highway Trust Fund balance and provide relief from the nation's energy crisis. H.R. 6532 passed in the House with overwhelming bipartisan support by a vote of 376-29. The Highway Trust Fund relies on gas tax revenue. In the face of out-of-control fuel cos  more

REP. CHILDERS' ISSUES STATEMENT ON TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY'S RATE INCREASE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., (1st CD) issued the following news release: Congressman Travis Childers (D-MS) released the following statement in response to Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) October rate hikes. "TVA's announcement that it will likely raise rates 15 to 20 percent in October is yet another example of the damaging effect skyrocketing fuel prices have on our overall economy. American pocketbooks aren't just taking a hit at the pump, they're also getting  more

REP. CULBERSON TEAMS WITH UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY TO PRESENT 'EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING AWARD' TO OCEANEERING
HOUSTON, Aug. 28 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: As the search for new sources of oil and energy continues, the University of Houston's College of Technology and U.S. Rep. John Culberson have identified a company that is leading the way in assisting the offshore drilling industry in this effort. Oceaneering Inc. provides products and services to the offshore oil and gas industry, primarily focusing on deepwater applications. At 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 29, i  more

REP. EBERLE HONORED FOR VOTING RECORD ON ENVIRONMENTAL BILLS
AUGUSTA, Maine, Sept. 10 -- Maine State Rep. Jane E. Eberle, D-123rd District, issued the following news release: The Maine League of Conservation Voters recently praised state Rep. Jane Eberle, D-South Portland, for her voting record in favor of bills that will have a positive impact on the environment. Eberle scored a perfect 100 percent rating for the 2008 legislative session. Eberle, who serves on the Natural Resources and Inland Fisheries and Wildlife committees, is one of the feature  more

REP. EDWARDS APPLAUDS MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES FROM $5.85 TO $6.55
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., (4th CD) issued the following news release: Today, the minimum wage increased across the country from $5.85 to $6.55 an hour. This increase is the second step in legislation that will increase the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour by 2009. In Maryland alone, where the minimum wage is currently at $6.15 an hour, 117,000 total workers will be affected by the increase to $7.25 by July of 2009. "This is another step in the right direction towards h  more

REP. EDWARDS GETS TO WORK FOR THE DISTRICT, THE COUNTRY ON DAY OF SWEARING-IN CEREMONY
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., (4th CD) issued the following news release: Minutes after being sworn in as the newest member of the House of Representatives in front of 250 family and friends, Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) stayed true to commitments made during her campaign. Edwards was already hard at work representing Maryland's 4th Congressional District and the country casting several important votes. "This was a great first day on the job," said Edwards. "After  more

REP. EDWARDS ISSUES STATEMENT ON INDEPENDENCE DAY
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., (4th CD) issued the following statement: For 232 years, our great nation has celebrated its independence each fourth day of July. And while this time offers us a wonderful opportunity to enjoy barbecues and fireworks in the company of friends and family, it is also a time to reflect, honor and cherish our rich history as a nation - not always perfect but ever growing and learning from our experiment with governance. As I look back at the progre  more

REP. EDWARDS VOTES FOR MAIN STREET - JOBS, RETIREMENT SAVINGS, HOME OWNERS, SMALL BUSINESSES
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., (4th CD) issued the following news release: Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) today voted for the Emergency Economic Recovery Act. She had voted against the package that was defeated earlier in the week. Today´s bill passed the House 263-171. "Today our country stands at an economic crossroads," said Rep. Edwards. My vote today was all about Main Street ?jobs, retirement savings, home owners, and small businesses. While this legislatio  more

REP. EMANUEL TOUTS GREEN ECONOMY IN CHICAGO
CHICAGO, Oct. 14 -- Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill. (5th CD), issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Rahm Emanuel (IL-05) joined Chicago's Mayor Daley, Chicago-area business leaders and manufacturers, and T. Boone Pickens at a town hall on Navy Pier. At the event, Emanuel highlighted his legislation aimed at building the refueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles and focused on Chicago's strengths in leading the nation to energy independence. "Instead of subsidizin  more

REP. FAIRCLOUGH ELECTED TO LEADERSHIP ROLE WITH WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT
JUNEAU, Alaska, Jan. 25 -- An organization representing Republican members of the Alaska state legislature issued the following news release: Women in Government, a national non-profit and bipartisan organization, recently swore in Representative Anna Fairclough (R-Eagle River) as a 2008 State Director, following her election to the position by her fellow state legislators last year. The ceremony was held during the 14th Annual State Directors Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. I am honored to b  more

REP. HAYES ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN FUEL ASSISTANCE GUIDELINES
AUGUSTA, Maine, Oct. 9 -- Maine State Rep. Teresea M. Hayes, D-94th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Terry Hayes, D-Buckfield, would like her constituents to know that the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) income guidelines have increased. The change in guidelines will mean more Maine families are eligible for the fuel assistance program. The changes in income guidelines are a result of federal legislation that was recently passed by the U.S. Congres  more

REP. INSLEE EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR CHAIRMEN DINGELL-BOUCHER ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash. (1st CD), issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming, expressed his support for the issuance of climate legislation released today by Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.) and Chairman Rick Boucher (D-Va.) and hailed the action as an important sign that Congress will confront the challenge of climate change as e  more

REP. KING OPPOSES BAILOUT BILL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa (5th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Steve King voted no on the Wall Street Bailout, H.R. 1424. This legislation is essentially identical to the bailout that failed in the House on Monday with an added tax on energy and another tax bill rolled into the package. The tab that taxpayers are facing in this bailout grew to 1.9 trillion after the Senate added $100 billion in tax earmarks to try to attract votes. The bill also in  more

REP. LATTA ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY REFORM PLAN
WASHINGTON, May 29 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following news release: With no relief in sight for skyrocketing gas prices, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) announced his 5-point comprehensive energy reform plan for the United States. At a press conference yesterday in Perrysburg in front of a gas station where regular unleaded gasoline was $4.09 a gallon and diesel was $4.79 a gallon, Congressman Latta discussed the details of House Resolution 1206, a nonbindi  more

REP. LATTA ISSUES STATEMENT ON DEMOCRAT 'ENERGY BILL'
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following statement: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement regarding H.R. 6899, a bill produced by the House Democrat leadership attempting to address the current energy crisis our country is facing. "Speaker Pelosi and the House Democrat leadership produced a sham of an energy bill and tried to pull the wool over the eyes of the American public who have called for comprehensive energy ref  more

REP. LATTA ISSUES STATEMENT ON DEMOCRAT MOTION TO ADJOURN
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following statement: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement today after voting against the Democrat Leadership motion to adjourn for August recess. "Today's motion to adjourn is just another example that shows how out of touch the Democrat Leadership of Congress is with the American public. By failing to consider or pass meaningful, comprehensive energy reform, the Democrat Leadership is say  more

REP. LATTA ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF SEPT. 11TH ATTACKS
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following statement: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) issued the following statement on the seventh anniversary of September 11, 2001. "Today is a day of prayer as we remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. As we mourn the tragic loss of life seven years ago today, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families still grieving. We also recall the heroic acts of patriotism on that day and those   more

REP. LATTA ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING H.R. 2419
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following statement: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement after voting for H.R. 2419, The Food Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008- commonly referred to as the farm bill. "It is a common misconception that this bill is exclusive to farmers and the agriculture industry. The truth is that only 20 percent of the funding within this legislation is devoted to farm programs (commodities 12%, cro  more

REP. LATTA JOINS HOUSE ENERGY ACTION TEAM
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) was recently invited to join the House Energy Action Team (H.E.A.T) which is a group of House Republican members dedicated to working towards common sense domestic energy policies. Republican Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO), leader of the House Energy Action Team, made the following statement welcoming Congressman Latta to H.E.A.T. "Bob Latta hasn't been in Washing  more

REP. LATTA OPPOSES DEMOCRAT BUDGET
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) protected the constituents of Ohio's Fifth District today from the height of fiscal irresponsibility by voting against a $683 billion tax increase in the Democrat budget proposal. This tax increase, the largest in American history, would directly affect middle-income families, low-income earners, families with children, and small businesses over the next five   more

REP. LATTA PARTICIPATES IN ONGOING HOUSE FLOOR PROTEST
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) participated in today's protest on the floor of the House of Representatives, addressing a large number of constituents from across the country who observed Republican members discussing energy policy. Latta and his Republican colleagues laid out an "all of the above" energy policy and asked Speaker Pelosi to immediately reconvene Congress and conduct a vote on  more

REP. LATTA TO HOST REP. BLUNT ON TOUR OF OHIO FIFTH DISTRICT
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will host House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on a tour of alternative energy facilities in the Fifth District on Wednesday, August 20th. During the visit, Latta and Blunt will visit three sites that encompass an "all of the above" energy policy that House Republicans have laid out in H.R. 6566, the American Energy Act. The three site visits will include  more

REP. LATTA TO JOIN REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES IN WASHINGTON FOR ONGOING ENERGY PROTEST
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will return to Washington tomorrow, Tuesday August 12, to participate in the ongoing protest on the House floor organized by House Republicans to call for a vote on energy reform legislation. "Since the Democrat majority adjourned session on August 1st without a vote on comprehensive energy reform, I have traveled throughout the Fifth District meeting with c  more

REP. LATTA TO PARTICIPATE IN AMERICAN ENERGY TOUR
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) announced today that he will participate in the American Energy Tour with fellow freshmen Republican House members from July 18 through July 21. House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) will lead the ten member delegation to Golden, Colorado to tour the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and then continue to Alaska's remote North Slope to tour the Arcti  more

REP. LATTA VOTES AGAINST TAX INCREASE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following statement: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement after voting against H.R. 5131, The Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act on Wednesday February 27th. "The last thing my constituents and the rest of America needs right now is a $17.7 billion tax increase. With energy prices already sky-high, this bill targets certain energy producers with an additional tax burden that w  more

REP. LIPINSKI E-NEWSLETTER, OCT. 16: REP. LIPINSKI PRAISES PASSAGE OF BILL TO PROMOTE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE, CREATE JOBS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill. (3rd CD), issued the following newsletter: Representative Dan Lipinski helped pass the Renewable Energy and JobCreation Tax Act of 2008 (H.R. 7060). This sweeping energy bill would rollback tax breaks and loopholes for oil companies to provide approximately $15 billion in tax incentives for home energy efficiency and renewable energy, helping to put the United States on a path toward energy independence and a clean, green economy.  more

REP. LIPINSKI: HELP WITH HEATING BILLS IS ON WAY
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Today, Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) applauded the release of the $5.1 billion in energy assistance to help seniors and working families keep the heat on this winter. "Families are struggling to make ends meet and heating costs are expected to reach record levels again," stated Lipinski. "That is why I have made it a top priority to provide families with relief from high energy costs - doubling this  more

REP. PICKERING ANNOUNCES DELTA REGIONAL AUTHORITY GRANT FOR MAGEE HOSPITAL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. Charles W. 'Chip' Pickering, R-Miss. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Chip Pickering announces a Delta Regional Authority grant of $161,822 to Magee General Hospital. The funding will enable the hospital to provide equipment for a new Emergency Room at MGH. Magee General will provide a 30% match for a total of $231,175 in funds. The MGH Emergency Room serves more than 11,000 persons annually. Due to rural hospitals closing their emergency  more

REP. PITTS' FRIDAY FAXLINE, OCT. 17
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Joseph R. Pitts, R-Pa. (16th CD), issued the following weekly update: Annual Farm Tour a success This week, I held my annual Farm Tour where I visit farms in the 16th Congressional District to keep in touch with the agricultural community. On Tuesday, I visited Luke Brubaker's farm in Mount Joy. The Brubaker farm is unique in that it is completely self-sustaining for the power needed to operate the farm. They use an innovative process that actually turns cow man  more

REP. SCOTT RECEIVES PERFECT SCORE FROM LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS FOR 2ND SESSION OF 110TH CONGRESS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Robert C. Bobby Scott, D-Va. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA-03) received a perfect score of 100 percent on the League of Conservation Voters' 2008 National Environmental Scorecard that was released today. The National Environmental Scorecard rates Members of Congress on conservation and energy issues. For the 2nd Session of the 110th Congress, the League of Conservation voters scored Members of Congress on   more

REP. SLAUGHTER PRESENTED WITH 'FRIEND OF FARM BUREAU' AWARD
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 17 -- Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-N.Y. (28th CD), issued the following news release: Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY-28), Chair of the House Committee on Rules, today proudly accepted the "Friend of Farm Bureau" award from John Lincoln, President of the New York State Farm Bureau. Congresswoman Slaughter, a strong advocate for New York's agriculture industry, was presented with this award based on the merits of her voting record during the 110th Congress. "Ag  more

REP. VELAZQUEZ PROVIDES NEEDED SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CITY JOB SEEKERS WITH NEW FOOD STAMP INITIATIVE
NEW YORK, July 29 -- Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, D-N.Y. (12th CD), issued the following news release: Faced with the rising cost of food, energy and healthcare, many New Yorkers are struggling to make ends meet. Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez today unveiled legislation that would expand the food stamps program to allow New Yorkers to keep food on the table while they search for work. She was joined at Bushwick's Family Services Network of New York by Commissioner David Hansel of the NYS Office  more

REP. WITTMAN CALLS FOR SPECIAL ENERGY SESSION
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Rob Wittman released the following statement calling for a special Energy Session of Congress during the five week August District Work Period. "According to our adjournment resolution, the Speaker can reconvene if 'the public interest shall warrant it.' I can't think of any more important issue to the public today than relief from out of control energy prices. Why not call us back fo  more

REP. WITTMAN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO ACT ON COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY POLICY
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Rob Wittman today voted against H.R. 6515, releasing the following statement expressing concern with the nature of the energy legislation: "I'm troubled by some of my colleagues' willingness to play politics on this issue. While they're busy trying to score a political victory, my constituents are suffering. The fact of the matter is that Members of Congress on both sides of the aisl  more

REP. WITTMAN ISSUES STATEMENT ON DEMOCRATIC ENERGY BILL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., (1st CD), issued the following statement: Congressman Rob Wittman issued the following statement upon the introduction of the latest Democrat no energy legislation: "Speaker Pelosi has given us a bill that permanently locks away the vast majority of our offshore oil reserves, includes no royalty sharing with states, no environmentally responsible drilling in ANWR, no nuclear energy, no new refineries, nowhere near enough progress on clean  more

REP. WITTMAN ISSUES STATEMENT ON FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., (1st CD), issued the following statement: Congressman Rob Wittman released the following statement on the Five Year Anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom: "Today marks the fifth anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As we look back on the events of the last five years in Iraq, Americans have reason to be confident that our efforts over the last year have led to major military and political accomplishments and that we are headed in the   more

REP. WITTMAN ISSUES STATEMENT ON RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION TAX ACT
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., (1st CD), issued the following statement: Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA), released the following statement on the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008, H.R. 5351: "Today I voted against the flawed Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008, H.R. 5351. We need comprehensive energy reform and renewable sources of energy should be integrated in the blueprint. This is an issue I took action on as a member of t  more

REP. WITTMAN OFFERS AMENDMENTS TO FY 2009 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) announced today the successful passage of the following amendments he offered in the House Armed Services Committee mark-up of the FY2009 Defense Authorization Bill: Carrier Amendment This amendment would require the Secretary of the Navy to provide Congress a report assessing the cost and schedule implications of returning the USS Kennedy to service or keeping t  more

REP. WITTMAN SUPPORTS COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY POLICY
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 -- Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Rob Wittman released the following statement on Congress' return to Washington: "It appears that a few weeks of listening to their constituents have convinced the leaders of Congress that we must act on a comprehensive energy policy. While we should have put the American people first and passed an energy bill five weeks ago, a month late would still be better than never," said Wittma  more

REP. WITTMAN SUPPORTS DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION PASSAGE
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 -- Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Rob Wittman voted today in favor of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, S.3001, which passed the House by a vote of 392 to 39 and reconciles the House and Senate versions of the annual defense authorization bills. "The National Defense Authorization Act provides our men and women in uniform with the tools and training they need to accomplish th  more

REP. WITTMAN SUPPORTS DOMESTIC DRILLING IN RESPONSE TO OPEC DECISION TO CUT PRODUCTION
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Rob Wittman released the following statement regarding OPEC's decision last night to cut production: "With oil closing in on $100 per barrel, OPEC decided to cut production and the price of crude oil jumped. This clearly demonstrates why we need to develop our own domestic sources of energy to serve as a bridge until we can permanently reduce our dependence on foreign oil," said Wit  more

REP. WITTMAN SUPPORTS NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Rob Wittman voted in favor of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Act today, while simultaneously questioning the timing of the legislation. "I'm glad to vote for this National Historic Trail Designation. It's a positive development for Virginia's First District and recognizes our rich history in the birth of this nation," said Wittman. "However, I question the timing of this   more

REP. WITTMAN VISITS LOCAL REFINERY, CALLS FOR COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY POLICY
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Rob Wittman toured the Western Refining Company's Yorktown Refinery in Yorktown, VA yesterday, meeting with refinery workers and highlighting the need for action on a comprehensive energy policy. "Cutting bureaucratic red tape to increase refinery capacity is critical, both for solving the energy crisis and creating more American jobs. An expansion here at Yorktown Refinery would mean  more

REPLACING FLUIDS CRITICAL FOR ATHLETES
BATON ROUGE, La., July 11 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: High heat and humidity during preseason football practice pose a significant danger for heat illnesses and heat stroke. Athletes need adequate fluids for their best performance, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames. The risks of dehydration and heat injury increase dramatically in hot, humid weather. Dehydration causes cramps, weakness and headaches. "Dehydration  more

REPORT OUTLINES SCIENTISTS' CONCERN ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF WAVE ENERGY
NEWPORT, Ore., Sept. 29 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: The development of wave energy facilities off the coast of Oregon could have significant impacts on the physical ocean and the ecological communities it supports, according to a newly published report, but most of those impacts are only beginning to be studied. The report is a summation of findings from a workshop held in October, 2007, at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newpor  more

Representative Eshoo Honored as BIO Legislator of the Year
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today its selection of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) as a Legislator of the Year for 2007-2008. "Representative Eshoo is a long-time champion of the biotechnology industry. As a member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, she recently introduced the Pathway for Biosimilars Act. This legislation will create a crucial reg  more

REPS. LATTA, BLUNT TOUR FIFTH DISTRICT ALTERNATIVE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SITES
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Robert Latta, R-Ohio (5th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) toured Wednesday three alternative energy sites in Ohio's Fifth District, highlighting the House Republicans' "All of the Above" energy plan. Latta and Blunt visited First Solar Energy in Perrysburg, Bowling Green State University's Center for Photochemical Science, and the AMP-Ohio JV-6 wind turbines in Bowling Gr  more

RESEARCH TO BOOST CELLULOSIC ETHANOL PROGRAMS
CORVALLIS, Ore., Aug. 1 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Scientists at Oregon State University have received two of the 10 federal grants to accelerate genomic research in cellulosic biofuel feedstock crops, which many believe will be the future of ethanol and an alternative to food-based biofuels. The two grants, totaling $2.4 million, were just announced as part of a joint, $10 million program of the Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture. OS  more

RESEARCHERS MOVING CLOSER TO CREATING VIABLE ENERGY FROM SEWAGE
CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 8 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: When a newly developed technology for producing hydrogen gas from biowaste is brought to commercial use - as researchers believe it can be - then it appears the world will have plenty of energy if it can just solve the stubborn shortage of sewage. A new approach has been developed to use several types of biowaste, including ordinary municipal sewage, to produce hydrogen at a much lower cost than the tradi  more

RESEARCHERS SOLVE FIRST STRUCTURE OF A KEY TO INTACT DNA INHERITANCE BACTERIA, INCLUDING S. AUREAS, USE MECHANISM TO SPREAD ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE
HOUSTON, Dec. 20 -- The University of Texas System of MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release: Researchers have solved the structure of a DNA-protein complex that is crucial in the spread of antibiotic resistance among bacteria. Knowing this structure also provides fundamental insight into how cells successfully divide into two new cells with intact DNA. The report in the Dec. 20th issue of Nature focuses on how DNA separates and maintains its integrity when a cell divi  more

RESOURCE RECOVERY BOARD'S TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEEKS NON-MUNICIPAL BROWARD COUNTY MEMBERS
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 10 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: Broward County's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to the Resource Recovery Board is looking for four non-municipal Broward County volunteer members who will attend monthly TAC meetings and participate in subcommittees. The members will represent waste generators, recycling or environmental interests, and private waste collection companies, and be appointed for a two-year term. The TAC advises both th  more

Review ACCA's Verification Protocols
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 20 -- The Air Conditioning Contractors of America issued the following news release: The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Educational Institute has released a draft of its "HVAC Quality Installation Verification Protocols" for public review in accordance with the procedures of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Rising energy costs, concerns about the environment, and the desire for an objective evaluation have led to requests for quality in  more

RFA Expands Industry Expertise
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The Renewable Fuels Association issued the following news release: The growth in America's ethanol industry is being reflected at the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the industry's largest and oldest trade association. The RFA today announced the hiring of two ethanol industry veterans who will bring unparalleled expertise to the organization. Jim Redding will come on board as the Vice President for Industry Relations, effective November 1. Redding joins the RFA a  more

RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR AFFORDABLE HOMES BUILT IN BROWARD COUNTY
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 21 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: Broward County is celebrating the addition of 15 new affordable luxury homes built in the unincorporated neighborhoods of Roosevelt Gardens/Washington Park. This once blighted area has undergone a complete "neighborhood makeover" with the completed construction of luxury three bedroom/two bath homes with two car garages. Upgraded amenities include paver driveways, tile roofs, energy saving appliance pa  more

Ringing Endorsement For United Utilities
WARRINGTON, England, Oct. 13 -- United Utilities issued the following news release: When it comes to customer satisfaction, United Utilities call centre team is among the very best in the country, according to a major new national survey. The North West water giant won the 'telecoms and utilities' category in the UK's Top 50 Call Centres for Customer Service - the nation's biggest ever independent call centre benchmarking exercise. The company, which handles more than 3 million custome  more

Rising Cost of School Meals Headlines the News
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: The current economic downturn is affecting far more than Wall Street investors and mortgage holders. Since April, school nutrition programs nationwide have been the center of news stories focusing on the rising cost of school meals. SNA has tracked over 800 articles dealing with the crisis. The first major article covering the rising cost of school meals appeared in the Washington Post on April  more

RISK CONFERENCE TO HOST EX-HOMELAND SECURITY CZAR
DALLAS, Sept. 12 -- The University of Texas at Dallas issued the following news release: Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge will top the program of featured speakers Oct. 1 at the UT Dallas 2008 Corporate Governance conference, "Risk Management for Globally Interconnected Enterprises." Sponsored by UT Dallas' Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance, the event will take place in the School of Management Building located at the southeast corner of University Parkwa  more

SABYASACHI CLOSES LFW WITH 'BRIDAL SUTRA' COLLECTION
Mumbai, Oct 25 (UNI) India's new fashion ambassador Sabyasachi Mukherjee closed the week-long Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) with his '' Bridal Sutra'', at the National Centre for the Performing Art (NCPA) here. The designer did not disappoint the fashion fraternity with his opulent traditional wedding atire. Retaining the basic styling and cut of the dresses, Sabyasachi focussed his energy on the details -- rich embroideries on sherwanis, earthy toned shawls and colourful headgears for the men. Fo  more

SAFEGUARDING YOUR FINANCIAL SECURITY
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., (12th CD) issued the following news release: The economic situation in America and around the globe concerns me a great deal. Seven years of allowing banks and brokerages to operate with little or no oversight and more than a decade of lax regulation by Congress has led to a crisis where pension funds, 401Ks, mortgages and reserve funds for our school districts and local governments are all at risk. This situation was created and exacerba  more

Sales of IEEE Press Books Up
NEW YORK, March 5 -- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers issued the following news release: The Wiley Publishing sales team reports that IEEE Press books posted sales 24 percent over forecast in January 2008. Additionally, book sales at the International Solid States Circuits Conference, Feb. 3-8 were more than double that of last year's conference, reaching US$28,000. Read more about IEEE Press. IEEE Expresses Interest in Collaborating with International Consortium to D  more

SANTA MONICA ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ISSUES AGENDA FOR AUG. 4 MEETING
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 4 -- The Santa Monica Architectural Review Board issued the following meeting agenda: 1. CALL TO ORDER: 7:05 p.m. 2. ROLL CALL: Board members Mimieux, Robb, Winning, and Chairperson Folonis 3. SECRETARY'S REPORT 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. July 21, 2008 ACTION: APPROVED AS SUBMITTED 5. PUBLIC HEARINGS AND INPUT: Public input permitted. The opportunity exists for any member of the public to address the Board and speak on any subject not on th  more

SANTA MONICA ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ISSUES AGENDA FOR JULY 21 MEETING
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21 -- The Santa Monica Architectural Review Board issued the following meeting agenda: 1.CALL TO ORDER:7:06 p.m. 2.ROLL CALL:Board members Ellis, Mimieux, Robb, Winning, and Chairperson Folonis 3.SECRETARY'S REPORT 4.APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. June 16, 2008 ACTION:APPROVED AS SUBMITTED b. July 7, 2008 ACTION:APPROVED AS SUBMITTED 5.PUBLIC HEARINGS AND INPUT: Public input permitted. The opportunity exists for any member of the public to addres  more

SANTA MONICA ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ISSUES AGENDA FOR JULY 7 MEETING
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 7 -- The Santa Monica Architectural Review Board issued the following meeting agenda: 1.CALL TO ORDER:7: 04 p.m. 2.ROLL CALL:Board members Mimieux, Robb, Winning, and Chairperson Folonis 3.SECRETARY'S REPORT 4.APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a.June 2, 2008 ACTION:APPROVED AS SUBMITTED b.June 16, 2008 ACTION:CONTINUED TO JULY 21, 2008 5.PUBLIC HEARINGS AND INPUT: Public input permitted. The opportunity exists for any member of the public to address th  more

SANTA MONICA ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ISSUES AGENDA FOR JUNE 16 MEETING
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 16 -- The Santa Monica Architectural Review Board issued the following meeting agenda: 1. CALL TO ORDER:7:06 p.m. 2.ROLL CALL:Board members Adams, Ellis, Fischer, Robb, Winning and Chairperson Folonis 3.SECRETARY'S REPORT 4.APPROVAL OF MINUTES: None 5.APPROVAL OF STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL ACTION ACTION:APPROVED WITH REVISED CONDITIONS TO 5a a. 06ARB400, 210-214 Santa Monica Boulevard b. 07ARB219, 2024 Third Street c. 08ARB051, 1221 Ocean Avenue   more

SANTA MONICA ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ISSUES AGENDA FOR JUNE 2 MEETING
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 2 -- The Santa Monica Architectural Review Board issued the following meeting agenda: 1.CALL TO ORDER:7:04 p.m. 2. ROLL CALL:Board members Adams, Ellis, Fischer, Mimieux, Robb, Winning, and Chairperson Folonis 3.SECRETARY'S REPORT 4.APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a.May 19, 2008 ACTION:APPROVED AS SUBMITTED 5.PUBLIC HEARINGS AND INPUT: Public input permitted. The opportunity exists for any member of the public to address the Board and speak on any subject   more

SANTA MONICA ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 19 MEETING
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 19 -- The Santa Monica Architectural Review Board issued the following meeting agenda: 1.CALL TO ORDER:7:05 p.m. 2.ROLL CALL:Board members Adams, Ellis, Fischer, Mimieux, Winning, and Vice-Chairperson Robb 3.SECRETARY'S REPORT 4.APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a.May 5, 2008 ACTION:APPROVED AS SUBMITTED 5.Presentation by Susan Munves, energy and green building program administrator, and brenden mceneaney, green building program advisor, and board discussion on   more

SANTA MONICA ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 5 MEETING
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 5 -- The Santa Monica Architectural Review Board issued the following meeting agenda: 1. CALL TO ORDER: 7:08 p.m. 2. ROLL CALL: Board members Adams, Ellis, Fischer, Robb, and Chairperson Folonis 3. SECRETARY'S REPORT 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. April 21, 2008 ACTION: APPROVED AS SUBMITTED 5. APPROVAL OF STATEMENT OF OFFICIAL ACTION a. 08ARB058, 1103 Berkeley Street ACTION: APPROVED AS SUBMITTED 6. PUBLIC HEARINGS AND INPUT: Public input perm  more

SANTA MONICA ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 20 MEETING
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 20 -- The Santa Monica Architectural Review Board issued the following meeting agenda: 1. CALL TO ORDER: 7:02 p.m. 2. ROLL CALL: Board members Adams, Ellis, Winning, and Vice-Chairperson Robb 3. SECRETARY'S REPORT 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. October 6, 2008 ACTION: APPROVED AS SUBMITTED 5. PUBLIC HEARINGS AND INPUT: Public input permitted. The opportunity exists for any member of the public to address the Board and speak on any subject not on thi  more

SANTA MONICA ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 6 MEETING
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 6 -- The Santa Monica Architectural Review Board issued the following meeting agenda: 1. CALL TO ORDER: 7:02 p.m. 2. ROLL CALL: Board members Adams, Ellis, Mimieux, Robb, Winning, and Chairperson Folonis 3. SECRETARY'S REPORT 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. September 15, 2008 ACTION: APPROVED AS SUBMITTED 5. PUBLIC HEARINGS AND INPUT: Public input permitted. The opportunity exists for any member of the public to address the Board and speak on an  more

SANTA MONICA ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 15 MEETING
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 15 -- The Santa Monica Architectural Review Board issued the following meeting agenda: 1. CALL TO ORDER: 7:03 p.m. 2. ROLL CALL: Board members Adams, Ellis, Winning, and Chairperson Folonis 3. SECRETARY'S REPORT 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. August 18, 2008 ACTION: APPROVED AS SUBMITTED 5. Presentation by Peter james, associate Planner, and board discussion on the ocean park green streets project. 6. PUBLIC HEARINGS AND INPUT: Public input pe  more

Schaffer Exposes Boulder Liberal Udall's Hypocrisy
PARKER, Colo., July 14 -- Former U.S. Rep. Bob Schaeffer, R-Colo., the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, issued the following campaign news release: U.S. Senate Candidate Bob Schaffer exposed the hypocrisy of Congressman Mark Udall's (D-CO) record concerning the war in Iraq today at a debate in Parker sponsored by the Southeast Business Partnership and moderated by Channel 9's Adam Schrager. "Boulder Liberal Mark Udall continues to hide from his votes on both the war and energy," sa  more

SCHOLAR BUILDING ON HIS PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
DALLAS, Sept. 12 -- The University of Texas at Dallas issued the following news release: Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn spent his time at UT Dallas researching happiness. During the process, he learned that being a researcher makes him very happy. Okulicz-Kozaryn's dissertation topic, while earning his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Economy, was "Subjective Well-Being / Life Satisfaction / Happiness: Determinants of Values at the Individual and Societal Levels." Now he'll continue to do resear  more

SCHOOL DISTRICT WINS PRESTIGIOUS FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AWARD
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 18 -- The Palm Beach County School District has issued the following news release: The School District of Palm Beach County has won the Facilities Masters Award from the Association of School Board Officials International (ASBO). The award, the highest recognition for school district facility operations, recognizes organizations that implement best practices in facilities maintenance. According to Superintendent Dr. Art Johnson, "Our Maintenance and Plant Operation  more

School Food Environments: Then and Now
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 8 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: The July issue of Pediatrics included the article "School Food Environments and Policies in US Public Schools" by authors Daniel M. Finkelstein, Elaine L. Hill, and Robert C. Whitaker. The article concludes that as children move to higher grade levels, their school food environments become less healthy. The research, based on the USDA School Nutrition Dietary Assessment III (SNDA III) study, found a ma  more

School Lunch, It's a Community Thing
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 25 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: The school nutrition programs are an integral part of school districts nationwide. Everyday, they provide healthy, nutritionally balanced meals that give students the energy to succeed in class. While the school nutrition programs fill an important role in a student's day, the average person does not know how the nutrition programs operate. In order to debunk the myths and clear the misconceptions  more

School Nutrition Professionals Salute Earth Day
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: As the world celebrates Earth Day today, school nutrition professionals nationwide can be proud of the efforts they are taking to "go green!" Whether it is purchasing and menuing locally grown produce - and saving fuel in the process - incorporating energy-efficient appliances in the kitchen or recycling plastic milk bottles and other items, earth-friendly practices are alive and well at America's sc  more

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS HALL OF FAME INDUCTING THREE
CHARLESTON, S.C., April 7 -- The Citadel issued the following press release: The Citadel School of Business Administration on Thursday, April 10, 2008, will induct three new members into its Business Hall of Fame and honor a fourth with the Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award. The annual School of Business Hall of Fame banquet and awards presentation begins with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the awards program at 8 p.m. at the Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Ha  more

SCIENCE CAMP BRINGS CREATIVITY OF YOUTH TO MARS TRAVEL
CORVALLIS, Ore., July 18 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: What kind of spacecraft would be needed to get humans to Mars, and what kind of module could support a crew of four to travel and live there for 700 days? Forty-eight Oregon middle school students will use creative teamwork and what they have learned about Earth systems to answer those questions and present the results during the Oregon ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp Aug. 5-16 at Oregon St  more

Scientists Team Up in Houston to Tackle Global Challenges
CHICAGO, Aug. 12 -- The Geological Society of America issued the following news release: More than 10,000 international scientists, professionals, educators, and students will gather at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on 5-9 October 2008 to discuss the latest research and trends in energy, water resources, climate change, agriculture, science education, earth sciences, and related disciplines. This first-ever Joint Annual Meeting is a collaboration that showcases the scien  more

SCIENTISTS TEST 'ARTIFICIAL UPWELLING' TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COMPLEX OCEAN ECOSYSTEM BEHAVIOR
CORVALLIS, Ore., Sept. 2 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: A team of scientists is studying the complex ocean upwelling process by mimicking nature - pumping cold, nutrient-rich water from deep within the Pacific Ocean and releasing it into surface waters near Hawaii that lack the nitrogen and phosphorous necessary to support high biological production. The researchers are harnessing the power of the ocean to conduct their experiments, using the up-and-down moti  more

SEC Form 4s Filed for Companies in Ohio (Oct. 25)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission received the following information (Form 4s) from companies based in Ohio involving changes in beneficial interest held by major shareholders: *** ENERGY FOCUS REPORTS ACQUISITION BY DIRECTOR RUCKERT Energy Focus Inc. (EFOI), Solon, Ohio, has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by Director David Ruckert, Solon. On Oct. 13 the action involved acquisition of 7,  more

SECRETARY OF STATE RICE ADDRESSES U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS AT GERMAN MARSHALL FUND
TIRANA, Albania, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following speech: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Addresses U.S.-Russia Relations At The German Marshall Fund: SECRETARY RICE: Thank you very much, Craig. Thank you for that kind introduction. I would like to thank Senator Bennett for being here, as well as members of Congress and members of the German Marshall Fund Board. I want to thank everyone at the Fund for inviting me to speak today. The German Marshall Fund is an indispen  more

SECRETARY RICE SPEAKS ON U.S.-RUSSIA 123 AGREEMENT
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation issued the text of the following remarks: STATEMENT BY SECRETARY CONDOLEEZZA RICE The President intends to notify Congress that he has today rescinded his prior determination regarding the U.S.-Russia Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation (the so-called '123' Agreement). As a result, there is no basis for further consideration of the Agreement under the Atomic Energy Act at this  more

SEMINAR ON INDIAâ€TMS ENERGY CHALLENGE
Hyderabad, Oct 25 (UNI) The Indian School of Business (ISB) today hosted a seminar on 'Gearing up for the Energy Challenge'. ISB Dean M Rammohan Rao said the Energy, Manufacturing and Operations Club at ISB organised the first-ever Energy conclave. ISB was promoting various initiatives through its centres of excellence, according to a release here. The discussion was focused on the current energy scenario and the issues related to sustainable energy. India had its own challenges and op  more

SEN. BAUCUS COMMENTS ON ANNUAL SOCIAL SECURITY COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following statement: Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont) commented today on the announcement of an automatic cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 5.8% for monthly social security benefits beginning in January. The larger increase in the COLA - compared to 2.3% in January 2008 - may be attributed to the recent increase in the rate of inflation. "The annual Social Security COLA is always important, but this year's adjus  more

SEN. BAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON INDIAN GOVERNMENTS AND TAX CODE: MAXIMIZING TAX INCENTIVES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Senate Finance Committee issued the following statement from a committee hearing: The Teton Sioux Lone Man once said: "I have seen that in any great undertaking, it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself." He was right. In economic policy, as in any great undertaking, we need to work together. And for American Indians, that can mean working with family, working with the Tribe, and working with the United States. Times are tough in Indian Country  more

SEN. BOXER ISSUES STATEMENT ON 'OVERSIGHT HEARING ON CLEANUP EFFORTS AT FEDERAL FACILITIES' BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the following opening statement at a committee hearing: We are here today to conduct oversight on the cleanup of toxic waste at federal facilities. Federal facility sites are some of the most heavily-contaminated toxic waste sites in our nation. They can be polluted with radioactive waste, or dangerous chemicals such as arsenic, lead, and benzene - which are known to cause cancer or to harm the reproductive and   more

SEN. BOXER ISSUES STATEMENT ON OVERSIGHT HEARING 'ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OVERSIGHT: IMPLEMENTING THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD' BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the following opening statement at a committee hearing: Burning fuel for transportation is responsible for about one-third of our global warming pollution. We also send billions of dollars overseas each year to buy foreign oil, often to unstable regions of the world. There are solutions to our fuel crisis that will cut fuel prices, cut our imports of foreign oil, and cut global warming emissions. Renewable fuels   more

SEN. BROWN HOLDS ROUNDTABLE WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS IN JACKSON COUNTY
JACKSON, Ohio, Oct. 17 -- The office of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has issued the following news release: United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today joined Jackson County community leaders for a roundtable discussion on the economy, jobs, infrastructure, and education. "The needs of Ohio middle class families must be heard in Washington," said Brown. "This roundtable discussion is a way that we can work together to set new policies in Washington that reflect the values of families i  more

SEN. CLINTON ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $5 MILLION IN LEAD CONTROL FUNDING FOR WESTERN NEW YORK
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed an announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of three grants for Western New York totaling $5,125,000 under the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Program. The HUD grants have been awarded to Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc., the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, and Erie County to support  more

SEN. CLINTON HAILS RELEASE OF FUNDS TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO NEW YORKERS FACING SKYROCKETING HOME HEATING COSTS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today welcomed the release of much-needed funds to provide relief to New York families struggling with the soaring cost of home heating oil. In accordance with legislation Senator Clinton helped secure into law last month, President Bush today released $5.1 billion in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), including more than   more

SEN. GRASSLEY ISSUES STATEMENT ON ALLIANTGROUP MIDWEST TAX CONFERENCE, WEST DES MOINES, IOWA
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Senate Finance Committee Ranking Minority Member Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, issued the following statement: I'm glad to talk to you about tax policy for small and medium businesses. I was Chairman and am now Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee. I call it the quality of life committee, because we handle issues that affect Americans' quality of life, including health policy and taxes. I've always believe that the tax code should encourage the success of small  more

SEN. HARKIN ANNOUNCES $110 MILLION IN TAX CREDITS TO IOWA BASED INVESTMENT GROUPS TO HELP UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, issued the following news release: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury had awarded $110 million in tax credits to Iowa based organizations investing in rural and urban low-income communities. The awards are being made under the 2008 round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC.). A large share of these funds will go to assist Iowa businesses. And, there are other grantees for which  more

SEN. INHOFE ISSUES STATEMENT ON 'OVERSIGHT HEARING ON CLEANUP EFFORTS AT FEDERAL FACILITIES' BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the following opening statement at a committee hearing: Good morning. Thank you, Chairman Boxer. Today's hearing is an oversight hearing on clean-up efforts at federal facilities. I believe we need to work together to have effective oversight. What we are doing today is putting the cart in front of the horse and the result will be an incomplete and inconclusive attempt at oversight. This does not serve the American  more

SEN. INHOFE ISSUES STATEMENT ON OVERSIGHT HEARING ON 'ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OVERSIGHT: IMPLEMENTING THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD' BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the following opening statement at a committee hearing: I'd first like to thank the Chairman for finally holding today's hearing. An EPW committee oversight hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard is long overdue. Despite the enormous amount of attention and the eventual legislative enactment of the now greatly expanded RFS program, the EPW committee has failed to hold even one hearing on RFS in the 110th Congress -   more

SEN. INHOFE ISSUES STATEMENT ON OVERSIGHT HEARING ON FULL COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETING BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the following opening statement at a committee hearing: Madame Chairman, I am very disappointed with the actions of this Committee today. It is my view that the calling of this Business Meeting to consider a Committee Resolution to issue a subpoena to EPA Administrator Johnson is unwarranted and not focused on true oversight. Rather, this is a political exercise that is intended to score more political points to hel  more

SEN. INHOFE STATEMENT ON OVERSIGHT HEARING 'NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION'S LICENSING AND RELICENSING PROCESSES FOR NUCLEAR PLANTS' BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the following opening statement at a committee hearing: I commend Sens. Carper and Voinovich for holding this hearing today, continuing the tradition of rigorous oversight that I started when I assumed the Chairmanship of this Subcommittee over ten years ago. Back then, the nuclear industry was preparing to extend existing plant licenses and was very concerned about significant uncertainties in the process, particul  more

SEN. LANDRIEU ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF LOW-INCOME ENERGY FUNDS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The office of Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., issued the following news release: United States Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., today announced the release of an additional $5.1 billion in federal Low-Income Heating and Energy/Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds. Louisiana will receive $61,501,777 to assist low-income Louisianians pay high electricity bills, which are expected to rise further this winter. "I am glad that additional funds are being made available so that the  more

SEN. LAUTENBERG ISSUES STATEMENT ON OVERSIGHT HEARING ON QUALITY, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF BOTTLED WATER BEFORE SENATE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee issued the following opening statement at a committee hearing: Let me welcome everyone to today's hearing as we look into the quality of the bottled water Americans are drinking-and the impact that bottled water has on our environment. Bottled water has become so popular-and so much a part of our culture-that more than half of all Americans drink it, and about a third drink it regularly. People keep bottled water ev  more

SEN. SKELOS UNVEILS JOB CREATION PLAN
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 17 -- New York State Sen. Craig Johnson, D-Garden City (7th District), issued the following news release: Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos today unveiled a new economic development plan that will create new jobs, particularly Upstate, revitalize communities and encourage young people to stay in New York State. In a speech today to the Business Council of New York State in Buffalo, Senator Skelos detailed a plan that includes new, job creating tax cuts for small bus  more

SEN. WICKER AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR GAS PRICE RELIEF
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following column: Last week, the Senate and House voted to leave town for the month of August without permitting votes on measures to increase oil production here in America. This amounts to a failure by Democratic leaders in Congress to address the number one issue facing our country: high gas prices. The House adjourned with the chamber's leaders still refusing members the right to offer amendments to increase Americ  more

SEN. WICKER APPLAUDS ENERGY DEPARTMENT DECISION ON RICHTON PETROLEUM FACILITY
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today applauded a decision by the U.S. Department of Energy to continue studying the environmental consequences of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) expansion in the Richton salt domes. In a letter to Senator Wicker, the Energy Department announced it is preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, saying it is needed to consider the projec  more

SEN. WICKER BACKS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO LOWER GAS PRICES
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following column: With the busy summer travel season right around the corner and gas prices nearing $3.40 in some parts of Mississippi, urgent action is needed to help provide financial relief for those struggling with high prices at the gas pump. Our nation's dependence on foreign oil has unfortunately made high gas prices a reality for too long. In order to keep their cars on the road, families feeling pain at t  more

SEN. WICKER CONTINUES CALL FOR INCREASED OFFSHORE ENERGY EXPLORATION
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today continued his call for increasing America's offshore energy production. Wicker's comments came during a hearing he co-chaired on Capitol Hill that highlighted our nation's vast offshore oil and gas reserves and the new technologies that allow for their production in an environmentally safe way. "As Americans continue to cope with high gas prices - and   more

SEN. WICKER CONTINUES PRESSING FOR COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS AT THE PUMP
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following column: With the average price for a gallon of gasoline remaining over $4.00 per gallon, Americans continue feeling the effects of record-high prices at the gas pump. A recent Associated Press poll revealed that 9 in 10 Americans expect high gas prices to squeeze them financially over the next six months. These anxieties are also changing Americans' views on how our country obtains the energy we use. Sixty-se  more

SEN. WICKER DEMANDS ACTION ON GAS PRICE LEGISLATION BEFORE AUGUST
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following column: The Senate is scheduled to spend this week debating energy legislation, but it is uncertain whether votes will be allowed on measures to permit increased production of American energy. With record-high gas prices hurting Americans across the country, it would be a mistake for the Senate to not take this opportunity to pass legislation that increases domestic energy production. To help stress this   more

SEN. WICKER EXPECTS QUICK ACTION ON ECONOMIC STIMULUS PLAN
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following column: Congress and the Bush Administration are moving swiftly on a stimulus package to spark a slowing economy. I have been encouraged by the spirit of bipartisanship exhibited in working toward agreement on a plan to recharge the economy and avert a recession. The package would provide cash rebates for individuals and working couples who pay income taxes. Additional funds would be provided to families   more

SEN. WICKER HELPS INTRODUCE GAS PRICE REDUCTION ACT
WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today helped introduce the Gas Price Reduction Act of 2008, legislation designed to address the high price of gas at the pump. The legislation, which has 42 cosponsors, is part of an effort by Senate Republicans to reach out to their Democratic colleagues in order to find common ground on a way to lower gas prices and lessen our dependence on foreign oil. "Wi  more

SEN. WICKER ISSUES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BUSH'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following statement: U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement on President Bush's State of the Union address: "It was encouraging to see the president place such an emphasis on bringing Congress together to pass legislation quickly to give our economy a boost. While the fundamentals of our economy remain strong, it is important that we provide immediate assistance to workers and fami  more

SEN. WICKER NOTES KEY INITIATIVES IN PRESIDENT'S FINAL YEAR AGENDA
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following column: President Bush gave his final State of the Union address last week in which he outlined a wide range of domestic and foreign policy objectives on the agenda for his last year in office. I hope Congress will look for ways to work in a bipartisan manner on the issues he has advanced. Chief among our priorities will be an effort to keep America's economy strong. The President and Congressional leaders  more

SEN. WICKER OPPOSES FINANCIAL BAILOUT LEGISLATION
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today issued the following statement after announcing he would not support the financial bailout legislation scheduled for a Senate vote tonight: "The proposal being brought to the Senate floor tonight is an improvement from the initial Paulson plan. But at its core, this is still the same plan that calls on taxpayers to go $700 billion further into debt in  more

SEN. WICKER PRESSES FOR ACTION TO ADDRESS GAS PRICES
WASHINGTON, May 12 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following column: With Americans continuing to struggle with record-high gas prices, and with no relief in sight, I have renewed my call for Congress to turn up efforts to produce domestic energy in order to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and increase our supply of American-made energy. To help achieve this goal, I recently joined several of my Republican Senate colleagues in introducing legislation aimed at a  more

SEN. WICKER PRESSES FOR ACTION TO ADDRESS HIGH GAS PRICES
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: With gas prices in Mississippi nearing $3.80 in parts of the state, Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today reiterated his support for immediate congressional action to increase domestic energy production in order to provide short- and long-term relief at the gas pump. Wicker's call for action came at an energy forum held on Capitol Hill, where he joined a number of his colleagues in discussing pot  more

SEN. WICKER RECEIVES GUARDIAN OF SMALL BUSINESS AWARD
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation's leading small business association, yesterday named U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a "Guardian of Small Business" for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America's small businesses. "I am honored to receive this award from the NFIB," Sen. Wicker said. "Small businesses in Mississippi and across the country are the  more

SEN. WICKER SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD FOLLOW PRESIDENT'S LEAD, LIFT DEEP SEA ENERGY BAN
WASHINGTON, July 14 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: Following today's move by President Bush to lift the executive ban on deep sea energy exploration, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said Congress should move quickly to approve legislation that does the same. "With today's presidential action, the congressional moratorium on deep sea energy exploration remains the only thing standing in the way of American consumers and more domestic ener  more

SEN. WICKER SAYS TAX RELIEF BILL HELPS MISSISSIPPI
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today said that legislation approved by the Senate includes provisions helpful to Mississippi and provides much-needed tax relief to Americans at a time of economic anxiety. The bill was a collection of numerous tax provisions that have expired or are set to expire without Congressional action. "This is a bipartisan achievement for American taxpayers," Wi  more

SEN. WICKER SUPPORTS INCREASED ENERGY EXPLORATION TO LOWER GAS PRICES
WASHINGTON, June 16 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following column: As prices at the gas pump continue to rise, public frustration is predictably rising with it. Gas prices in Mississippi averaged $2.88 one year ago. Today, that price has climbed to nearly $3.90. Even more alarming, the national average has already passed the $4.00 per gallon mark. With these high prices causing disruption across our country, immediate action needs to be taken to address this urgent   more

SEN. WICKER: GAS TAX 'HOLIDAY' A GOOD FIRST STEP
WASHINGTON, April 15 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today said providing a federal gas tax "holiday" by temporarily suspending the tax was a step in the right direction that would provide temporary financial relief for Mississippians struggling with high gas prices. "For Mississippians who are struggling to cope with high prices at the gas pump, this would provide immediate and temporary relief during the   more

SEN. WICKER: SENATE SHOULDN'T ADJOURN IN AUGUST UNTIL ACTING ON COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY LEGISLATION
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: In a letter sent today to Senate leaders, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said senators should not leave Washington to begin the annual August work period in their states without first passing bipartisan legislation that addresses America's energy crunch and record-high gas prices. In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Wicker said h  more

SEN. WICKER: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR CONGRESS TO ACT ON GAS PRICES
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: With Congress scheduled to adjourn next week for the month of August, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today continued his call for immediate action on comprehensive energy legislation. Wicker previously wrote Senate leaders to request that the Senate not adjourn in August until action is taken to address record-high gas prices. "American families continue to struggle with the high cost of g  more

SEN. WYDEN USES OREGON PRODUCTS FROM RURAL COUNTIES TO THANK SENATE LEADERS FOR PASSAGE OF COUNTY TIMBER PAYMENTS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The office of Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued the following news release: Today, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden hand-delivered a giant Harry and David's gift basket to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and a case of wine each to the two Senate chairmen who played key roles in helping him win a four-year reauthorization of the county timber payments program. All of the Oregon products Wyden chose came from counties that had been facing extraordinary hardship prior to the passag  more

SENATE APPROVES BILL THAT INCLUDES SEN. COLLINS-BACKED PROVISIONS TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, WEATHERIZATION
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- The office of Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: During a Saturday session of Congress, the U.S. Senate has approved a spending bill that includes provisions to increase funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and for the Weatherization Assistance Program. Senator Collins worked with Senate leaders to ensure that the funding increases were included in the spending bill. Specifically, the continuing resolutio  more

SENATE APPROVES FARM BILL CONFERENCE REPORT
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker today announced the Senate approved the Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. The bill will maintain current farm bill safety net programs to assist farmers during times of depressed commodity prices. "This legislation strikes a careful balance among the many important programs within the farm bill," said Senator Cochran. "I am pleased that the   more

SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE APPROVES '09 DEFENSE BILL WITH IMPORTANT MISSISSIPPI PROJECTS
WASHINGTON, May 2 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced several Mississippi defense-related projects were approved when the committee unanimously passed the National Defense Authorization bill for Fiscal Year 2009. The bill authorizes funding for the Department of Defense and the national security programs of the Department of Energy. "Mississippians  more

SENATE DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE EMERGENCY RELIEF PLAN FOR CONNECTICUT FAMILIES
HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 29 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. and Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney joined other senators, and Executive Director of the Connecticut Catholic Conference Michael Culhane at a new conference at the State Capitol to announce their Emergency Relief Plan for Connecticut Families. Also in attendance was a single mother of two struggling to make ends meet and an owner of a local home heati  more

SENATE DEMOCRATS LEAD PASSAGE OF ENERGY ASSISTANCE BILLS
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 22 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) heralded the passage of two energy assistance bills in special session that will deliver more than $75 million in heating help to tens of thousands of families across Connecticut. "This special session features a special delivery for Connecticut families," said Senator Williams. "Wages are stagnant, inflation is rampant, the price of heat i  more

SENATE DEMOCRATS OFFER AMENDED RELIEF PLAN FOR CONNECTICUT FAMILIES-URGE GOV. RELL TO GET ON BOARD
HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 13 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. and Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney today announced that they have amended their Emergency Relief Plan for Connecticut Families in hopes that Gov. Rell will now offer her support. The plan will offer immediate help to those who need it most and then, depending on the size of the state surplus at the end of the fiscal year, offer tax refunds to perhaps  more

SENATE DEMOCRATS SAY REPEAL OF GAS TAX HIKE - WHICH TAKES EFFECT TODAY - WILL HELP MOTORISTS
HARTFORD, Conn., July 1 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: "Last month Democrats in the General Assembly worked with Gov. Rell to repeal the increase of the Gross Receipts tax, scheduled to take effect today. This will translate into a savings for motorists of about two to four cents on a gallon of gas. While this certainly won't reduce prices from their record highs, it will help to contain increases, and that is vital at a time when families are struggl  more

SENATE DEMOCRATS SAY STORM CLOUDS ARE OVER CONNECTICUT - SPECIAL SESSION SHOULD INCLUDE ACTION ON ENERGY CRISIS
HARTFORD, Conn., June 5 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Senate President Donald Williams, Jr. says that he and his caucus members have decided, after several days of meeting over energy issues, that next week's special session must include action on the energy crisis in Connecticut. Since the end of the legislative session in early May, gas prices have risen dramatically. Families also face the specter of crippling increases in home heating oil cont  more

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ISSUES HEARING NOTICE ON EXAMINING U.S. GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- The Senate Judiciary Committee issued the following hearing notice: TIME CHANGE TO 2:00 p.m. The hearing on "Examining U.S. Government Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights" scheduled by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary for Wednesday, November 7, 2007 will begin at 2:00 p.m. rather than the previously scheduled time of 10:00 a.m. By order of the Chairman Witness List Hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on "Examining U.S. Government  more

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ISSUES HEARING NOTICE ON KEEPING FAMILIES IN THEIR HOMES: HOW TO PREVENT FORECLOSURES - PART II
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The Senate Judiciary Committee issued the following hearing notice: The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a field hearing on "Keeping Families In Their Homes: How to Prevent Foreclosures - Part II" for Friday, October 24, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Courtroom 653, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Senator Specter will preside. By order of the Chairman Witness List Hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on "  more

SENATE LEADERS URGE CONNECTICUT'S LOW-INCOME SENIORS AND DISABLED VETERANS TO CASH IN ON $20 MILLION IN UNCLAIMED STIMULUS PAYMENTS
HARTFORD, Conn., July 29 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) and Majority Leader Martin Looney (D-New Haven) are urging Connecticut residents - especially low-income seniors and disabled veterans - to claim their economic stimulus checks. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reporting that there are 69,725 people in Connecticut who are not required to file a tax return, but as a result are at risk of m  more

SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROHIBIT ZONE PRICING OF GASOLINE
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 19 -- New York State Sen. Craig Johnson, D-Garden City (7th District), issued the following news release: The New York State Senate today gave final legislative approval to a bill, sponsored by Senator James Alesi (R-C, Perinton), to prohibit discriminatory pricing policies by petroleum companies. "We're continuing to see sky-high prices for gasoline," said Senator Alesi. "One of the underlying contributors to the high gas prices, especially in upstate New York, is a lit  more

SENATE PASSES PROPERTY TAX CAP LEGISLATION
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Craig Johnson, D-Garden City (7th District), issued the following news release: The New York State Senate today passed property tax legislation and mandate relief bills designed to reduce costs for schools and ensure adequate resources for New York State's students. "Enacting a property tax cap is a good starting point, but it is only one piece of the puzzle," said Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos. "We also passed measures to provide help fo  more

Senate Passes R&D Credit In Final Version of Housing Bill
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Hundreds of biotechnology start-ups will be encouraged to utilize an incentive for capital investments as a result of a provision included in the Housing Bill passed by the U.S. Senate today by a vote of 72-13. The President is expected to sign the bill this week. "Many biotech companies whose products are not yet on the market will be in a stronger position to carry out clinical trials and   more

SENATE PRESIDENT WILLIAMS DETAILS COSTS OF IRAQ WAR TO CONNECTICUT
HARTFORD, Conn., March 18 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Senate President Donald E. Williams (D-Brooklyn) says the five year anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War should serve as a powerful reminder to Connecticut residents of the need to provide support to veterans and their families. "For those on the front lines and for the families left behind here at home, there is tremendous sacrifice," said Senator Williams. Since September 11, 2001,   more

SENATE PRESIDENT WILLIAMS ENDORSES SPECIAL SESSION TO APPROVE ENERGY ASSISTANCE PACKAGE
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 1 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) today endorsed Gov. M. Jodi Rell's call for a special legislative session later this month to debate and pass a multi-million dollar package of energy assistance designed to help Connecticut residents cope with the high cost of home heating oil and to survive the coming winter in safety and comfort. "At the end of the day, we will be standin  more

SENATE PRESIDENT WILLIAMS OFFERS GOV. RELL BLUE-PRINT FOR CUTTING COST OF GOVERNMENT
HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 1 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: State Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. says there is still time before Gov. Rell's budget address on Wednesday February 6, for her to abandon her ill- conceived property tax cap idea and instead work toward real property tax reform that won't encourage sprawl and damage the quality of life for Connecticut families. Senator Williams is proposing the Live Smart Connecticut Plan, a bluepri  more

SENATE PRESIDENT WILLIAMS, SEN. LOONEY HAIL RESULTS OF SPECIAL SESSION
HARTFORD, Conn., June 12 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: State Senate President Donald Williams (D-Brooklyn) and Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney (D-New Haven) said the legislature's Special Session, which ended early Thursday morning, resulted in significant legislation addressing gas prices, property taxes, and ethics reform. "One of our top priorities was to deliver some relief for families in Connecticut who are struggling to make ends meet   more

SENATE TO ACT ON PROPERTY TAX CAP LEGISLATION
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 7 -- New York State Sen. Craig Johnson, D-Garden City (7th District), issued the following news release: The New York State Senate will convene a special session this Friday to take up property tax legislation and mandate relief bills designed to reduce costs for schools and ensure adequate resources for New York State's students. "Enacting a property tax cap is a good starting point, but it is only one piece of the puzzle," said Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos. "W  more

SENATOR CORNYN, STATE HOUSING AGENCY FINALIZE $13.7 MILLION HOUSING GRANT FOR BEAUMONT
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 17 -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs issued the following news release: Seeking to expand options for Beaumont residents struggling to secure affordable rental housing in the wake of hurricanes Rita and Ike, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and United States Senator John Cornyn have announced finalizing a $13.7 million grant agreement with the Beaumont Housing Authority (BHA) to develop the 154-unit Pointe North affordabl  more

Senator Stevens Addresses Supporters at Campaign Rally
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 4 -- Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, issued the following campaign news release: For photos of the event, click here,http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=28250313%40N03&q=rally&m=tags and for audio, click here http://audatube.com/playclip.php?clip=1929 Senator Ted Stevens returned to Anchorage this morning and spoke to a large crowd of supporters at a rally in his campaign headquarters. The Senator's remarks, as prepared for   more

Senator Stevens Does More than a Rookie Senator Could in a Year
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 3 -- Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, issued the following campaign news release: In the last two weeks Senator Ted Stevens has continued his fight for Alaska, delivering a variety of bills and funding programs that positively impact Alaska families across the state. The Senator has put in many early mornings and late nights working with his Republican and Democrat Senate colleagues to ensure that Alaskans' needs are met and wa  more

Senator Stevens Files for Re-election
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 21 -- Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, issued the following campaign news release: United States Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) today formally filed the paperwork to become a candidate for re-election. Stevens personally delivered his Declaration of Candidacy, and the required filing fee, to the Alaska Division of Elections Office in Anchorage this morning. Stevens initially announced he would seek re-election in early November  more

Senator Stevens Names Mike Tibbles Campaign Manager
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 7 -- Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, issued the following campaign news release: Tibbles most recently served as Gov. Sarah Palin's chief of staff, and led her transition team after she was elected in November 2006. He worked on both Gov. Palin's and John Binkley's gubernatorial campaigns in 2006, and was a former deputy commissioner of the Department of Administration and Legislative Director for Gov. Frank Murkowski. "Mik  more

Senators Stevens and Inouye Spend Time Together in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, issued the following campaign news release: Senator Ted Stevens and long-time friend and colleague Senator Dan Inouye (D-Hawaii) have wrapped up several days together in Alaska. Although the two are from opposing political parties, their bond and friendship runs deep. For years, the two Senators have supported each other, and that tradition continued this week in Alaska. Senator Inouye,   more

SENIOR SCHOLARS PROGRAM TAKES STEP BACK IN HISTORY THIS FALL
CHARLESTON, S.C., July 15 -- The Citadel issued the following press release: Charleston history takes center stage during this fall's Citadel Senior Scholars program. The Senior Scholars Program, under the direction of The Citadel Graduate College, is designed for adults age 55 and older who want continued intellectual and social interaction in a scholastic setting. No formal education is required for membership, but participants are considered non-degree students of The Citadel Graduate   more

SENS. COCHRAN, WICKER ANNOUNCE ENERGY, WATER FUNDING FOR MISSISSIPPI
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill providing funding for energy and water projects important to Mississippi, Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker announced today. The bill will now be submitted to the full Senate for consideration. "I am pleased the Appropriations Committee has recognized the needs that exist in Mississippi for energy development and water maintenance," Se  more

SENS. COCHRAN, WICKER ANNOUNCE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON RICHTON PETROLEUM SITE
WASHINGTON, March 5 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: The Department of Energy has announced the dates for three public meetings regarding the site selection for the proposed Richton salt dome petroleum facility, U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker said today. The department has also announced the commencement of a public comment period, which begins today. "I applaud the Energy Department for holding these meetings so that the concerne  more

SENS. COCHRAN, WICKER CONTINUE CALLING FOR INCREASED DOMESTIC ENERGY PRODUCTION
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both R-Miss., today went to the Senate floor to urge their colleagues to pass legislation that increases domestic energy production in response to record-high gas prices. The senators made their remarks during debate on legislation intended to curb oil speculators which is currently being considered. Cochran, Wicker and a number of their colleagues want  more

SENS. COCHRAN, WICKER PRAISE NOMINATION OF BEMIS TO TVA BOARD
WASHINGTON, May 23 -- The office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following news release: President Bush announced that Michael B. Bemis is his nominee to fill a vacancy in the 9 member Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors. Bemis, of Madison, Miss, was recommended for the position by Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker. Don DePriest of Columbus, Miss., currently serves as Mississippi's only representative on the Board of Directors. If confirmed, Michael Bemis wil  more

SENS. STACHOWSKI, THOMPSON SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF UPSTATE INITIATIVES
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 14 -- New York State Sen. William T. Stachowski, D-Buffalo (58th District), issued the following news release: New York State Senate Democrats today gathered in Buffalo to discuss the many benefits that a Democratic-controlled Senate would bring to Upstate and the working men and women of New York. Senators William Stachowski (D-Buffalo) joined Senator Antoine Thompson (D-Buffalo/Niagara Falls) on the steps of the Mahoney State Office Building in Buffalo to challenge Sen  more

Setting Aside the Renewable Fuel Standard Will Not Reduce Corn Prices
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Biofuels are needed to help reduce fuel prices, which are the root cause of higher food prices, according to the available evidence. The Biotechnology Industry Organization today submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) request for a waiver of 50 percent of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandate for production of ethanol from gr  more

SIMPLE DEVICE WHICH USES ELECTRICAL FIELD TO BOOST GAS EFFICIENCY DEVELOPED BY TEMPLE UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25 -- Temple University issued the following news release: With the high cost of gasoline and diesel fuel impacting costs for automobiles, trucks, buses and the overall economy, a Temple University physics professor has developed a simple device which could dramatically improve fuel efficiency as much as 20 percent. According to Rongjia Tao, chair of Temple's Physics Department, the small device consists of an electrically charged tube that can be attached to the fuel l  more

SITE VISIT AND INFORMATIONAL HEARING OCT. 23 FOR GWF TRACY COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 21 -- The California Energy Commission issued the following media advisory : The California Energy Commission has scheduled a site visit and informational hearing for the proposed GWF Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant project. The public is invited to attend. When: Thursday, October 23, 2008 Where: Second Floor, Tracy City Hall, 333 Civic Center Plaza, Tracy, California The informational hearing begins at 4pm after the visit to the plant site at 3 pm. Free tra  more

SIX INDUCTED INTO MISSOURI SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
ROLLA, Mo., April 18 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Six chemical engineers with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Chemical Engineers during the academy's induction ceremony April 17. The academy honors chemical engineers for their contributions to the profession, leadership and involvement with Missouri S&T. The academy also serves as an advisory group to the Missouri  more

SKIPPING BREAKFAST IMPAIRS STUDENT
BATON ROUGE, La., July 11 -- The Louisiana State University Ag Center issued the following news release: Although most parents tell their children that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, many kids don't listen. Surveys show that as many as 48 percent of girls and 32 percent of boys do not eat breakfast every day. Eating breakfast improves concentration, problem-solving ability, mental performance, memory and mood, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames. "Wi  more

SKYROCKETING ENERGY COSTS AMONG ISSUES ADDRESSED AT UPCOMING SENIOR FAIRS
HARTFORD, Conn., July 24 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Senate President Donald Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) will attend a series of senior fairs in the next two weeks aimed at helping seniors and veterans access critical information on issues such as energy and health care costs. "It can be very difficult for citizens, especially seniors, to find the information and services they need," said Senator Williams. "These fairs are an opportunity for seni  more

Small Business Group Endorses Buhrmaster
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The National Federation of Independent Business issued the following news release: The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's leading small business association, has endorsed Jim Buhrmaster for the open seat in New York's 21st Congressional District. The announcement was made during a campaign event held at Security Supply's Albany location, hosted by NFIB member and company president Keith Bennett. The endorsement comes from NFIB's Save America's   more

Smart Spending Is A Savings Strategy For Many Adults, AICPA Poll Shows
NEW YORK, April 21 -- The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants issued the following news release: As the U.S. economy slows, more and more Americans are cutting back on spending to in order to save money, according to a recent nationwide survey conducted by Harris Interactive® for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Twenty-five percent of respondents in the survey of 1,026 adults said they were spending wisely or not spending as much as a means of saving   more

SN Releases Back-to-School Issue
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 5 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: It's time to go "Back to School" with the award-winning School Nutrition magazine. The annual August issue focuses on valuable strategies to help you jumpstart another great school year--no matter what the challenges are! First, meet Dr. Katie Wilson, the 2008-2009 president of the School Nutrition Association (SNA). Hailing from Onalaska, Wis., this high-energy school nutrition director is ready to  more

SNA Statement on USDA Meal Cost Study
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 11 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: On April 11, 2008, the US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service released the "School Lunch and Breakfast Cost Study-II" indicating that "full costs" to produce National School Lunch Program lunches "generally exceeded the free lunch subsidy" provided to prepare them. Collected from the 2005-2006 school year two years ago, these findings directly echo recent research conducted by the   more

SOCIAL AND REHABILITATION SERVICES TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 14 -- The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services issued the following news release: The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) will be accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) from Tuesday, January 22 through Monday, March 31, 2008. LIEAP provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay winter heating bills. Individuals with disabilities, elderly persons, and families with children are  more

Solar Car Team Has Best Finish To Date
EVANSTON, Ill., Aug. 1 -- Northwestern University issued the following news release: On a sunny day last week in Calgary, Northwestern University's solar car crossed the finish line in the North American Solar Challenge, placing 13th out of 25 teams registered for the race. This was the best finish for Northwestern's Solar Car Team in its 10-year history. At the race's very end, team members clad in purple shirts ran along with the sleek car, driven by Patrick Markan, a senior in the McCor  more

SOLAR POWER COMING TO CAL MARITIME
VALLEJO, Calif., Oct. 21 -- The California Maritime Academy issued the following press release: The California Maritime Academy is one of 16 campuses of the California State University (CSU) system selected to participate in the expansion of green energy generation throughout the state. Through a public-private partnership agreement with solar service provider SunEdison, CSU and participating schools will install a total of 8 megawatts (MW) of solar power at the campuses. In the first year of  more

SOLAR SOLUTIONS FOR WEST VIRGINIA CONFERENCE AT SHEPHERD
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 15 -- Shepherd University issued the following news release: The Shepherd University Institute for Environmental Studies and the West Virginia Division of Energy will host a free conference, Solar Solutions for West Virginia, open to the public on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 in Erma Ora Byrd auditorium. Applications, including workshops on installing photovoltaic arrays, and presentations on passive solar design, solar water heating, solar commun  more

SOREF JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER NAMES BROWARD COUNTY MAYOR LOIS WEXLER 2008 HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 27 -- Broward County has issued the following news release: On Sunday April 6, 2008, the Soref Jewish Community Center (JCC) will honor Broward County Mayor Lois Wexler at the 2008 Humanitarian of the Year Dinner to be held 6 p.m. at the Signature Grand, 6900 W. State Road 84 in Davie. Throughout her public service career, Mayor Wexler has championed a number of programs and services that safeguard the health and welfare of senior citizens in Broward County. S  more

SOUTH CAROLINA AG COUNCIL PRESENTS ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF ENERGY - HOSTS ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 16 -- The South Carolina Department of Agriculture issued the following press release: The fall quarterly meeting of the South Carolina Ag Council is scheduled to be held on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008. The meeting will be held at the SC Farm Bureau Office 724 Knox Abbot Drive, Cayce. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Beaufort Stew lunch. The meeting topic will be "Alternative Forms of Energy." Clemson researchers Dr. Ray D  more

SOUTH CAROLINA PSC ISSUES ORDER REGARDING JOINT APPLICATION OF DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS, BROAD RIVER ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 15 -- The South Carolina Public Service Commission issued the text of the follwoing orders: Order Number 2008-703 Dockets: 2008-297-E Date Filed: 10/15/08 Summary: Order Approving Reassignment of Service Territory in Spartanburg County - Joint Application of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC and Broad River Electric Cooperative, Incorporated for Reassignment of Service Area in Spartanburg County Order Number 2008-703: http://dms.psc.sc.gov/orders/orders.cfc?Method=Or  more

Southeastern Announces Cast For 'Rodgers And Hart: A Celebration'
HAMMOND, La., Sept. 23 -- Southeastern Louisiana University issued the following news release: From their first hit song in 1925 through their final show-stopper in 1943, the prolific songwriting team of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart continually redefined musical theater and film scores with their wit, freshness, sophistication and intelligence. The Southeastern Louisiana University Opera/Music Theatre Workshop will celebrate their legendary musical partnership in "Rodgers and Hart: A Celeb  more

SPE Annual Conference Draws More Than 9,800 E&P Professionals To Denver
RICHARDSON, Texas, Sept. 24 -- The Society of Petroleum Engineers issued the following news release: The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2008 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) was held this week in Denver, Colorado, and brought together more than 9,800 oil and gas E&P professionals from around the world. Under the conference theme of "Connecting Members, Exchanging Knowledge," ATCE 2008 featured technical sessions with more than 370 papers on innovative technologies, c  more

ST. PETERSBURG NAMES DIRECTOR OF DOWNTOWN ENTERPRISE FACILITIES
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 14 -- The city of St. Petersburg issued the following news release: Mayor Rick Baker announced the appointment of Chris Ballestra, a St. Petersburg MBA executive with more than 20 years of development, management and real estate experience, as the city's director of Downtown Enterprise Facilities. In his role, Mr. Ballestra will provide management and administrative oversight of the Progress Energy Center and Mahaffey Theater, Tropicana Field, The Pier, Progress   more

STATE REP. BUXTON ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $2 MILLION IN STATE FINANCING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 9 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Ron Buxton, D-Dauphin (103rd District), issued the following news release: State Rep. Ron Buxton, D-Dauphin, today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded $2.25 million in state financing for three economic development projects throughout Steelton, Harrisburg and Highspire. RizkCOzann Foods Corp. will use a $175,000 grant for the building and construction plans of a new supermarket in Steelton. The new facility wil  more

STATE REP. CONNOR JOINS KENNEBUNK COMPANY TO DISCUSS WASTE-TO-ENERGY WITH GOV. BALDACCI, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONER RICHARDSON
AUGUSTA, Maine, July 31 -- Maine State Rep. Gary A. Connor, D-140th District, issued the following news release: Rep. Gary Connor, D-Kennebunk, joined representatives from Kennebunk-based Baetel Corporation and Washington County-based St. Croix Green Energy, LLC in a July 28 discussion with Gov. John Baldacci and Economic Development Commissioner John Richardson about revitalizing the former Louisiana-Pacific paper mill in Baileyville as a waste-to-energy economic development opportunity.   more

STATE REP. HILL ANNOUNCES APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR PROPERTY TAX, RENT REFUND PROGRAM
AUGUSTA, Maine, July 25 -- Maine State Rep. Dawn Hill, D-149th District, issued the following news release: Rep. Dawn Hill, D-York, would like her constituents to know that Property Tax and Rent Refund applications for taxes and rent paid in 2007 are now available. Mainers who submitted a 2006 application will automatically be sent a 2007 application from Maine Revenue Services beginning July 28. Maine Revenue Services will begin accepting applications on a rolling basis on Aug. 1. Maine h  more

STATE REP. HILL ENCOURAGES EARLY APPLICATIONS FOR HEATING ASSISTANCE
YORK, Maine, July 15 -- Maine State Rep. Dawn Hill, D-149th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Dawn Hill, D- York, would like her constituents to know that applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will be accepted early this year, and Maine residents can make an appointment now to apply for heating assistance for this coming winter season. Community Action Program Agencies across the state, like the York County Community Action Corp.(YCCA  more

STATE REP. MILLER HONORED FOR VOTING RECORD ON ENVIRONMENTAL BILLS
AUGUSTA, Maine, Sept. 9 -- Maine State Rep. Elizabeth S. Miller, D-52nd District, issued the following news release: The Maine League of Conservation Voters recently praised state Rep. Lisa Miller, D-Somerville, for her voting record in favor of bills that will have a positive impact on the environment. Miller scored a perfect 100 percent rating for the 2008 legislative session. Miller scored high marks for her support of new laws that will create greater energy efficiency and less depende  more

STATE REP. MIRAMANT HONORED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL VOTES
AUGUSTA, Maine, Sept. 9 -- Maine State Rep. David Miramant, D-46th District, issued the following news release: The Maine League of Conservation Voters recently praised state Rep. David Miramant, D-Camden, for his voting record in favor of bills that will have a positive impact on the environment. Miramant scored a perfect 100 percent rating for the 2008 legislative session. Miramant scored high marks for his support of new laws that will create greater energy efficiency and less dependenc  more

STATE REPS. BOLAND, TUTTLE ENCOURAGE EARLY APPLICATIONS FOR HEATING ASSISTANCE
AUGUSTA, Maine, July 15 -- Maine State Rep. Andrea M. Boland, D-142nd District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Andrea Boland, D-Sanford, and Rep. John Tuttle, D-Sanford, would like their constituents to know that applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will be accepted early this year, and Maine residents can make an appointment now to apply for heating assistance for this coming winter season. Community Action Program Agencies across the stat  more

STATE REPS. BOLAND, TUTTLE HONORED FOR VOTING RECORDS ON ENVIRONMENTAL BILLS
AUGUSTA, Maine, Sept. 11 -- Maine State Rep. Andrea M. Boland, D-142nd District, issued the following news release: The Maine League of Conservation Voters recently praised state Reps. Andrea Boland and John Tuttle, both Sanford Democrats, for their voting records in favor of bills that will have a positive impact on the environment. Both lawmakers scored 90 percent ratings to earn their places on the environmental honor roll for the 2007-2008 legislative session. They earned high marks fo  more

STATE REPS. SUTHERLAND, CLEARY ANNOUNCE MORE WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUEL ASSISTANCE
AUGUSTA, Maine, Oct. 10 -- Maine State Rep. Richard C. Cleary, D-8th District, issued the following news release: State Reps. Patricia Sutherland, D-Chapman, and Richard Cleary, D-Houlton, would like their constituents to know that the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) income guidelines have increased. The change in guidelines will mean more Maine families are eligible for the fuel assistance program. "Agencies around the state are reporting record applications this year,"  more

State RFS Waivers Could Derail Advanced Biofuels
WASHINGTON, May 28 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Granting Texas' or other states' requests for a federal waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) would not reduce food prices but could hinder or delay advanced biofuel research, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) said today. BIO opposes Texas Gov. Rick Perry's request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a 50 percent waiver of the RFS. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenw  more

STATE SEN. HONEYFORD CONDEMNS ECOTERRORISM AND CALLS ON FELLOW LEGISLATORS AND ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY TO DO THE SAME
OLYMPIA, Wash., March 4 -- Washington State Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-15th District, issued the following news release: In a spray-painted sign left at the scene, the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), a domestic environmental terrorist organization, claimed responsibility for setting fires yesterday that destroyed three multi-million-dollar homes and damaged two others built as part of last year's Seattle Street of Dreams. Damages are estimated at nearly $7 million. Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside  more

STATE SEN. HONEYFORD ISSUE STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT'S DECISION TO LIFT EXECUTIVE BAN ON OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING
OLYMPIA, Wash., July 14 -- Washington State Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-15th District, issued the following statement: President Bush today lifted an executive ban on offshore oil drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf, although new oil exploration will remain off limits until Congress also takes action. Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, issued this statement on the news: "I applaud the President's decision to lift the executive order ban on drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and u  more

STATE SEN. LATZ RECEIVES CONSERVATION AWARD
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 25 -- Minnesota State Sen. Ron Latz, DFL-44th District, issued the following news release: State Senator Ron Latz (DFL-St Louis Park) is one of 17 senators that received a 100% rating from Conservation Minnesota for his work on clean water, energy, habitat and recreation issues during the 2008 Legislative Session. This year's scored votes were on a proposed constitutional amendment to increase state investment in clean water, parks and habitat; environmentally-frien  more

STATE SEN. METZEN: LEGISLATURE WORKS TO REACH AMBITIOUS ENERGY GOALS
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 19 -- Minnesota State Sen. James P. Metzen, DFL-39th District, issued the following news release: During the recently concluded session, the Legislature passed several measures to help reduce Minnesota's reliance on traditional sources of energy and greenhouse gas emissions. State Sen. Jim Metzen-DFL-South St. Paul, said these items were the start of the Legislature's work to reach the ambitious goals put into law last year calling for 25 percent of Minnesota's energy t  more

STATE SEN. METZEN: MINNESOTA UNEMPLOYMENT REACHES 17-YEAR HIGH
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 8 -- Minnesota State Sen. James P. Metzen, DFL-39th District, issued the following news release: A new report by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) indicated that the state's recent economic slump is showing no signs of ending soon. In May, the state's jobless rate jumped to 5.4 percent, its highest level since 1991, and a 12 percent increase over April. Additionally, the report revealed that Minnesota has lost over 10,000 jobs in the past two m  more

STATE SEN. SOLON: HEATING ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 9 -- Minnesota State Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon, DFL-7th District, issued the following news release: With cold weather approaching, Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon urges Minnesota families to take advantage of several options to help them pay their heating bills this winter. Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule, Heating Assistance and Weatherization programs can help families keep their heat on this winter, but they must act quickly to take advantage of the programs, Sen. Prett  more

STATE SENATE PRESIDENT SAYS FOR ONCE, WASHINGTON CAN BE MODEL FOR HARTFORD
HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 8 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: State Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. is calling on his colleagues in the General Assembly and Gov. Rell to follow the lead of members of Congress and the President, and come to an agreement on a relief package for Connecticut families. The bi-partisan relief/stimulus plan-which will land on the President's desk today-will offer immediate relief to approximately 130 million Americans.   more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK-ORANGE BREAKS GROUND ON NEWBURGH BRANCH CAMPUS
NEWBURGH, N.Y., Oct. 21 -- The State University of New York-Orange County issued the following news release: County Executive Edward A. Diana was joined by Legislative Chairman M. William Lahey, SUNY Orange President Dr. William Richards, Congressman Maurice Hinchey, Senator William Larkin, Newburgh Mayor Nick Valentine, SUNY Vice Chancellor Dr. Dennis Golladay, philanthropist William Kaplan and others on Tuesday morning (Oct. 21) for the groundbreaking of SUNY Orange's Newburgh Branch Campus  more

Statement of the American Public Power Association on FERC's Vote to Approve a Final Rule in Docket Nos. RM07-19-000 and AD07-7-000, Wholesale Competition in Regions with Organized Electric Markets
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The American Public Power Association issued the following news release: Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted out its Final Rule regarding the centralized electric power markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs). APPA believes the Final Rule is a huge missed opportunity, and is accordingly deeply disappointed. Since 2007, FERC has held three technical conferences, reviewed numerous post-technical conference comments, and cons  more

Statement Of The American Public Power Association Submitted For The Record Of The Hearing Of The House Environment Resources And Energy Committee Of The Pennsylvania State Legislature Held On September 9, 2008 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- The American Public Power Association issued the following statement: The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the national service organization representing the interests of the more than 2,000 not-for-profit, publicly owned electric utilities throughout the United States that collectively serve more than 45 million customers. These public power systems provide over 15 percent of all kilowatt-hour ("kWh") sales to ultimate customers, and provide service in every  more

Statement of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer on the Palin Acceptance Speech Recent Bulletins
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 4 -- The re-election campaign of Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Democrat, issued the following statement: Statement of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer on the Palin Acceptance Speech Recent Bulletins Last night, Sarah Palin proved that she can throw a punch -- one packed with sarcasm to divert attention from her lack of experience. Palin didn't even attempt to make the case to the American people that she is ready to be Vice President or President, should that become necessary.   more

Statement on Crisis in Georgia
DENVER, Colo., Aug. 11 -- Former U.S. Rep. Bob Schaeffer, R-Colo., the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, issued the following campaign news release: Statement from Bob Schaffer: Russia's recent invasion of its neighbor - the sovereign nation of Georgia - in a brutal act of war and aggression is unjustified, illegal, and intolerable. I condemn Russia's action in the strongest terms. I condemn Russian leader Vladimir Putin's attempt to start violently reconstituting the defunct Russi  more

STATEWIDE WATER ROUNDTABLES SEEK PUBLIC INPUT
CORVALLIS, Ore., Sept. 9 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Even though it has a reputation for being eternally wet, Oregon faces many water resource challenges, ranging from the impacts of climate change to stream flows, pollution concerns, groundwater protection and many other topics - and it's one of only two western states that does not have a long-term water supply plan. As a first step to developing a more cohesive vision for Oregon's water future, a group   more

STEPS CAN BE TAKEN TO LOWER GAS PRICES
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio (3rd CD), issued the following news release: The impact of rising energy prices is felt in nearly every sector of our economy. The increase in the price of gasoline has made everything from the drive to work to the cost of groceries more expensive. Many residents of our community have contacted my office to express their concern and frustration about the high cost of gas and its effect on their daily lives. I am greatly concerned about the  more

Stevens Applauds Gov. Palin for Being Strong Alaska Advocate
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 2 -- Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, issued the following campaign news release: Senator Ted Stevens commended Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin for championing Alaska issues and values during tonight's debate. "Governor Palin has once again made all Alaskans proud. From the need to lower energy costs to the importance of decreasing taxes, Sarah proved that she is a true champion for American famil  more

Stevens Campaign Attacks Begich, Distorts Record
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 10 -- Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, issued the following news release: On the day Senator Ted Stevens lost his eighth attempt at having his corruption trial thrown out of federal court, his campaign for U.S. Senate launched a negative radio ad yesterday attacking U.S. Senate candidate Mark Begich's character and record. The ad, paid for by the Stevens' campaign, makes a series of inaccurate statements about Begich's positio  more

Stevens Strongly Endorses Governor Palin as Vice Presidential Candidate
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, issued the following campaign news release: Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) today applauded Senator John McCain's selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate on the Republican ticket. Senator Stevens said: "It's a great day for the nation and Alaskans. Governor Palin has proven herself as a bright, energetic leader for our State and will bring the same   more

STUDENT ENGINEERS DEVISE PARK SAVINGS
ARCATA, Calif., Aug. 26 -- Humboldt State University issued the following press release: The Crescent City headquarters of Redwood National and State Parks estimates it can save almost $8,000 in annual utility bills with energy conservation measures developed by a trio of environmental resources engineering students at Humboldt State University. Jeffrey Hinton, Teresa Persons and Lucas Siegfried recently presented park rangers and administrators with a detailed efficiency plan, including a  more

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS SET BAR IN PHILANTHROPY
STILLWATER, Okla., April 4 -- Oklahoma State University issued the following news release: OSU students raised tens of thousands of dollars for charitable causes this past year. Creatively applying their energy and talents in service of others, student organizations and, particularly, sororities and fraternities set new records for philanthropy, exemplifying giving at OSU. In March, Kappa Delta sorority raised more than $37,000 during its 25th annual Shamrock event. The fundraiser included  more

STUDENTS BRING NEW LIGHT TO AFRICA MARKETPLACES
ARCATA, Calif., Aug. 29 -- Humboldt State University issued the following press release: Peter Johnstone and Kristen Radecsky set out before dusk everyday for a month to walk through Kenya's marketplaces. The two Environmental Systems graduate students were busy collecting data on kerosene lamps and collaborating with Kenyans on a safer, more economical alternative. For about 25 cents a day Kenyan vendors can light their market stalls with kerosene lamps. This may sound like mere pocket ch  more

STUDENTS EYE $100,000 FOR ENERGY EFFORTS
ARCATA, Calif., Sept. 22 -- Humboldt State University issued the following press release: The student-financed Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF) will award $100,000 this semester for student-designed energy conservation, generation or education projects. A request for proposals (RFP) is posted on the HEIF website and the HEIF Committee hosted a brainstorm kickoff on Thursday, Sept. 18 in the South Lounge, University Center, to spur student collaboration and proposals. Up to four pro  more

STUDENTS GET INVOLVED IN ELECTION
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 24 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: As Election Day draws closer, Law School students from both sides of the aisle are entering the political fray, making phone calls, canvassing neighborhoods and planning get-out-the-vote efforts across the area and state. "I think that we as law students are naturally more in tune with the election," said third-year law student Miles Sasser, president of the Virginia Law Republicans  more

STUDENTS REALIZE 'HYDROGEN DREAM'
ARCATA, Calif., Sept. 5 -- Humboldt State University issued the following press release: Humboldt State University's new hydrogen fueling facility is the first rural station on California's 'Hydrogen Highway,' and a crucial link between renewable energy and transportation fuel that started with a handful of engineering students. The highway is an expanding network of stations statewide and nationwide-27 in California, 70 across the country-and Humboldt State's outpost powers a hydrogen-fue  more

Study Looks at Fast Food Outlets and Secondary Schools
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 8 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: Fast food and other energy-dense food options are readily available to students at restaurants and stores surrounding schools, according to a study published in the June 2008 issue of the journal, Health & Place. This is the first national study to exclusively look at the proximity of schools to fast food establishments. Previous studies have focused on foods sold in school, whether competitive foods  more

STUDY SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON DOLPHIN COORDINATION DURING PREDATION
CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 20 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Spinner dolphins have long been known for their teamwork in capturing prey but a new study using high-tech acoustics has found that their synchronization is even more complex than scientists realized and likely evolved as a strategy to maximize their energy intake. The study, by scientists at Oregon State University and the University of Hawaii, found that dolphins engage in a highly choreographed night-  more

STUDY: VIBRATION EXERCISE SLOWS WEIGHT GAIN
CORVALLIS, Ore., Aug. 22 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: A new study by Oregon State University researchers shows that whole body vibration slows the acquisition of fat, and may also positively impact bone density. The publication can be found in the latest issue of the International Journal of Obesity, http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/ijo2008111a.html Researcher Gianni Maddalozzo with OSU's Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science lo  more

Stupak Announces $633,231 Grant For NMU Transition To Digital Television
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- Northern Michigan University issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak announced today that a $633,231 federal digital television grant has been awarded to Northern Michigan University (NMU) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program. The Public Television Digital Transition Grant will provide the funding necessary to replace obsolete analog studio production equipment with digital technology at WNMU-TV, the Public Broadcast  more

SUCCESSFUL OCEAN TEST ADVANCES WAVE ENERGY RESEARCH
NEWPORT, Ore., Oct. 13 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: The newest prototype of a wave energy device being developed by Oregon State University and Columbia Power Technologies was successfully tested last month in the ocean off Newport, Ore., providing valuable data and moving the research program closer to commercialization. In a $1 million research effort during the past year, 18 different "direct drive" wave energy technologies have been evaluated, five of t  more

SUSTAINABILITY DAY SHOWCASES UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE'S GREEN STREAK ON OCT. 22
DOVER, Del., Oct. 15 -- The University of Delaware issued the following news release: In keeping with UD's mission to become a sustainable campus, Sustainability Day at UD, an all-day, cross-campus event, set for Wednesday, Oct. 22, will offer a variety of workshops, lectures and demonstrations focused on environmental conservation. Co-sponsored by UD's Sustainability Task Force, Academic and Student Affairs Council and several other campus units contributing to individual offerings, all e  more

SustainPro Conference and Expo
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 21 -- The Industrial Supply Association issued the following news release: Energy expert, billionaire and author T. Boone Pickens with deliver the keynote address at the SustainPro Conference and Expo on Oct. 30 at Chicago's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center O'Hare. He will join 30 other leading experts in the business of building corporate sustainability operations. SustainPro is North American's largest corporate sustainability conference. The conference features s  more

SWEDEN: SEK 5 BILLION TO BOOST RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 23 - The government of Sweden issued the following news release: Today the Government's Research and Innovation Bill will be presented. It covers the period 2009-2012 and in terms of additional resources, includes the largest allocation ever. With its SEK 5 billion, it is more than twice as large as its predecessor, and larger than the total sum allocated in the three most recent bills. "In our age, knowledge is in the process of becoming the most important competi  more

SWEDEN: SWEDEN INCREASES ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (IDA)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 24 - The government of Sweden issued the following news release: The Government decided today to allocate SEK 6.1 billion to the International Development Association (IDA) over the period 2008-2017. IDA is the part of the World Bank that focuses on the poorest countries. Sweden's increase is now around 33 per cent. "The World Bank and the IDA is one of the most relevant development actors with regard to policy development and funding globally. From a Swedish pers  more

SWEEPING ENERGY ASSISTANCE PLAN TO BE FINALIZED, WITH FRIDAY VOTE EXPECTED
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 19 -- Connecticut State Senate Democrats issued the following news release: Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) says new economic indicators showing a toughening economy for Connecticut families should be a wake-up call for those who oppose dedicating the state's surplus for FY 2007-08 to energy assistance for low and middle-income families. "This Friday we will convene a special session to address the looming home heating crisis," said Senator Willi  more

SYMPOSIA ON NEW NOBEL LAUREATES SET FOR OCT. 16, 24
DOVER, Del., Oct. 13 -- The University of Delaware issued the following news release: The University of Delaware's College of Arts and Sciences will hold two symposia, featuring talks by prominent UD faculty on the research and careers of the new Nobel laureates for 2008. Lectures on the prizes in the natural sciences will be held from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, and talks on the prizes for literature, peace and economics will be held from 2-4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, both in the Trabant Un  more

Synthetic Biology: Its Promise and the Challenge
WASHINGTON, April 14 -- The Biotechnology Industries Association issued the following news release: Synthetic biology is a new area of biotechnology research that holds a great deal of promise and controversy. Using in-depth understanding of genomes, scientists are now designing and building DNA from scratch. The results are useful organisms that can efficiently produce advanced biofuels and medicines. Researchers in the field have proposed policies that can ensure continued research and deve  more

Systemic Crisis Requires Extraordinary Actions - Final US Legislation and European Measures Needed for Globally Coordinated Approach, says IIF
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The Institute of International Finance issued the following news release: "Systemic, internationally coordinated responses by the authorities are essential at this stage to stabilize financial markets, requiring large if temporary use of government funds," said Charles Dallara, Managing Director of the IIF. In a policy letter today from the IIF to the finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Washington DC next week in the International Monetary and Fina  more

T. BOONE PICKENS HELPS SET M.D. ANDERSON FUNDRAISING RECORD
HOUSTON, Oct. 21 -- The University of Texas System of MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release: T. Boone Pickens The 19th annual A Conversation With a Living Legend in Dallas has raised a record $900,000-plus for cancer programs at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Chantilly Ballroom of the Hilton Anatole, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, will feature oil and gas industry entrepreneur and longtime philanthropist  more

T. BOONE PICKENS TOPIC OF DALLAS 'CONVERSATION'
HOUSTON, Aug. 22 -- The University of Texas System of MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release: The 19th annual A Conversation With a Living Legend in Dallas benefiting The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center will honor oil and gas industry entrepreneur and longtime philanthropist T. Boone Pickens. The fundraiser luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Hilton Anatole, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, is expected to attract more than 1,000 M. D. Anderson suppo  more

TAIWAN: LEADERS OF ROC AND GUATEMALA SIGN JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 11 - The office of the President of Taiwan issued the following news release: President Ma Ying-jeou and Republic of Guatemala President Álvaro Colom Caballeros, in Taiwan to attend the ROC's 2008 National Day celebration, on the morning of October 11 at the Presidential Building signed a joint communiqué. The communiqué states that the presidents of the two countries have pledged to further strengthen cooperation and boost bilateral ties amid the over 70 years of politi  more

TAX INCENTIVE PROGRAM FUNDS SIX OREGON STATE RESEARCH PROJECTS
CORVALLIS, Ore., Aug. 19 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Six projects, ranging from thin-film solar cells created with ink-jet printing technology to a meter that can measure the nitrogen content of leaves to a device that promises to revolutionize mass spectrometry - the molecule-smashing technology made famous on the "CSI" TV crime show - are being funded at Oregon State University, thanks to an innovative tax credit program that supports commercialization of u  more

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Hires Ellen Farmer to Manage Environmental Program
ARLINGTON, Va., May 12 -- The Telecommunications Industry Association issued the following news release: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leader in advocacy, standards development, business development and intelligence for the information and communications technology (ICT) industries, today announced that Ellen B. Farmer has joined its staff in the new position of Environmental Program Manager. Farmer will manage TIA's recently-acquired EIATRACK environmental informatio  more

TERRORISM AND COMMUNALISM POSE MAJOR CHALLENGES: NARAYANAN
Hyderabad, Oct 25 (UNI) Describing terrorism and communalism as a ''major scourge'' National Security Adviser M K Narayanan today exhorted new IPS officers to adopt the right methods and means to overcome the threats. Speaking after reviewing the ''Dikshant Parade'' of the 60th batch of the IPS probationers at the prestigious Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, he said naxalism was the other threat facing the country. He advised them to avoid shortcuts or short-term remedies tha  more

Texas Inventor Develops Downhole Actuating Apparatus
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- Dennis M. Read, Jr. of Manvel, Texas, has developed an apparatus of actuating a downhole tool. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A method and apparatus for actuating a downhole tool is provided. The apparatus of the present invention includes a remotely energized actuator device that facilitates storage of energy needed to actuate a downhole tool after the device is placed downhole. By energizing the tool downhole, surface   more

Texas Inventors Develop Annular Gas Sources Identification Method
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- Richard J. Drozd of Katy, Texas, Louis W. Elrod of Houston, and Patrick Jacobs of Shenandoah, Texas, have developed a method of identifying annular gas sources. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A method for identifying annular gas sources in a wellbore is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises providing a set of parameters, wherein the set of parameters corresponds to depths in the wellbore. In addition, the me  more

TEXAS SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS HONORS WORK OF TWO UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON ARCHITECTURE PROFESSORS
HOUSTON, Aug. 7 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: The work of two professors at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture has been recognized with the Texas Society of Architects' prestigious Design Award. Associate professor and architect Geoffrey Brune was honored for his vision of the Burdette Keeland Design Exploration Center and William Truitt, adjunct assistant professor, was recognized for his planning study on Houston's near Nor  more

THE CONGRESSIONAL CONNECTOR, AUG. 11-15
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich. (12th CD), issued the following newsletter: House Approves Paycheck Fairness Act On July 31, the House of Representatives approved legislation [H.R. 1338] to strengthen the Equal Pay Act and help bridge the wide disparity in wages between men and women working in similar jobs. The House passed the bill on a vote of 247 to 178. The measure seeks to strengthen the landmark Equal Pay Act signed by President Kennedy in 1963 by closing loopholes  more

THE CONGRESSIONAL CONNECTOR, AUG. 6
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich. (12th CD), issued the following newsletter: Dear Friend, We all know how difficult economic conditions are in Michigan. The signs of weakness in the U.S. economy are increasing every month and Congress must increase efforts to spur economic growth and help families make ends meet. Earlier this year, the House and Senate approved a stimulus package that included a tax rebate to provide relief to American families. Since late April, the Tre  more

THE CONGRESSIONAL CONNECTOR, OCT. 13-17
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich. (12th CD), issued the following newsletter: House Approves Unemployment Insurance Extension, but Hurtles Remain On October 3, the House of Representatives passed legislation [H.R. 6867] to provide seven weeks of extended unemployment benefits in every state; further, it would provide an additional 13 weeks in States - including Michigan - with high unemployment rates. Unfortunately, the Senate was not able to overcome Republican opposition   more

THE CONGRESSIONAL CONNECTOR, SEPT. 22-26
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich. (12th CD), issued the following newsletter: House Approves Comprehensive Energy Package On September 26, the House of Representatives approved a major energy bill [H.R. 6899, the "Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act"] that includes responsible development of additional oil and gas resources, greater energy efficiency, tax incentives to spur alternative energy, investment in new technologies, and relief to Ame  more

Thomas E. Skains of Piedmont Natural Gas Elected 2009 Chairman of the American Gas Association
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The American Gas Association issued the following news release: Thomas E. Skains, chairman, president and CEO of Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc. of Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday was elected to serve as chairman of the American Gas Association's (AGA) board of directors for 2009. Mr. Skains' appointment took place during AGA's annual corporate meeting in Washington, D.C. "Tom has been a tireless advocate for the natural gas industry for nearly 30 years," said Da  more

THREE INDUCTED INTO MISSOURI SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
ROLLA, Mo., April 18 -- The Missouri University of Science and Technology issued the following news release: Three computer science alumni of Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted as members into the Missouri S&T Academy of Computer Science during the group's banquet and induction ceremony in Rolla on April 17. The academy honors outstanding computer scientists for their contributions to the profession and their involvement with Missouri S&T students and faculty. The   more

THREE MEN ARRESTED FOR STEALING COPPER WIRE
FISHERS, Ind., Oct. 14 -- The town of Fishers issued the following press release: The Fishers Police Department arrested three men on Monday, October 13th after an alert citizen called police. The men were arrested after stealing four bundles of wire from a Duke Energy truck parked in the Don Hinds Ford parking lot, 12610 Ford Drive in Fishers. The citizen was driving south on Ford Drive at approximately 9:00 pm when he observed two or three men loading something into a red Mitsubishi Ecli  more

TOMPKINS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 16 MEETING
ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 16 -- The Tompkins County Legislature issued the following minutes of its meeting: Call to Order Mr. Koplinka-Loehr called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Roll Call of Members Members and guests participated in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Present: 14 Legislators. Legislator Shinagawa arrived at 5:33 p.m., Legislator Hattery arrived at 5:34 p.m., and Mr. Dennis arrived at 5:37 p.m. Excused - 1 (Legislator Randall)  more

TOMPKINS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 2 MEETING
ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 2 -- The Tompkins County Legislature issued the following minutes of its meeting: Public Hearing -Proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2008 - A Local Law Providing for Enhanced Personal-Privacy for Documents Recorded in the Office of the County Clerk, and Authorizing an Increase in Fees Collected by the County Clerk for Recording, Entering, Indexing, and Endorsing a Certificate on any Instrument. Chair Koplinka-Loehr called the public hearing to order at 5:30 p.m. concerning pro  more

TOYOTA RECEIVES GOVERNOR'S AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE
PRINCETON, Ind., Sept. 17 -- The Indiana Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Thomas Easterly, Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) commissioner, presented Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) with a crystal trophy for achievements in pollution prevention during the Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence ceremony held during the 11th annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show held at Primo's West in Plainfield today. W  more

TRANSPARENT SEMICONDUCTORS MAY BE FUTURE OF FLAT PANEL DISPLAY INDUSTRY
CORVALLIS, Ore., July 10 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Some types of "amorphous oxide" transparent semiconductors originally developed in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University may form the basis for the next generation of flat panel displays, providing better performance at a lower cost. Liquid crystal displays - ubiquitous in everything from televisions to personal computers and cell phones - are already a $100 billion global industry, and r  more

TRUSTEES APPROVE PLRM EMPHASIS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
GUNNISON, Colo., Dec. 20 -- Western State College issued the following news release: A new Business Administration Emphasis in Professional Land and Resource Management ("PLRM") has been approved by Western's Board of Trustees. While the PLRM program at Western will prepare students for careers as "landmen" in the petroleum industry, the combination of training in business administration, natural science, public policy, and environmental awareness will also make graduates of the program un  more

TVA, LOCAL POWER DISTRIBUTORS EXTEND FREE HOME ENERGY AUDIT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- The Tennessee Valley Authority issued the following press release: Because the program has been successful in encouraging Tennessee Valley residents to use energy more efficiently, TVA and local power distributors are extending the free Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit through October 2009. More than 41,000 Valley residents have taken the energy audit since mid-January, and 75 percent of those who responded to recent surveys said they have made changes in their home   more

TWO GRANTS SUPPORT EASTON DAIRY FARM
EASTON, Md., Oct. 20 -- The Maryland Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: For 3 years Eric and Holly Foster, owners of Chapel's Country Creamery, have been making high quality artisan cheese from their 110 head of dairy cattle located on Chapel Road in Easton. Today, USDA Rural Development and the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) announced more than $43,000 in grant funds to help the Fosters move into the future with   more

TWO SENIORS RECEIVING GEORGE NIGH AWARDS TUESDAY AT EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
ADA, Okla., April 18 -- East Central University issued the following news release: For the first time since 1982, two students will receive the prestigious George Nigh Award which is presented annually to East Central University's top senior. James E. Brown III of Cushing and Aradhna Pillai of Nadi, Fiji, each will receive the $500 award Tuesday [APRIL 22] from former Gov. George Nigh at a luncheon in the South Dining Hall of Taff Cafeteria in ECU's Memorial Student Union. The luncheon   more

TYONEK SEES ENORMOUS POSSIBILITIES IN COOK INLET FERRY SERVICE
PALMER, Alaska, Oct. 3 -- Matanuska-Susitna Borough issued the following news release: Today, Matanuska-Susitna Borough Manager John Duffy and Tyonek Native Corporation President Donita Slawson and CEO Tom Harris signed a memorandum of understanding for all weather ferry service to Ladd Landing located between the Beluga Community and the Native Village of Tyonek. The three executives were delivering presentations at the Leading Change conference in Anchorage on October 3, 2008 when they s  more

U-Turn Udall Discovers Drilling
EAGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 12 -- Former U.S. Rep. Bob Schaeffer, R-Colo., the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, issued the following campaign news release: Despite voting against domestic drilling in Congress for the past ten years, Boulder Liberal Mark Udall started airing a new television ad this evening suggesting he supports domestic drilling. Udall did not mention domestic oil production in an energy ad he aired in May and June. "Boulder Liberal Mark Udall has made a remarkable tr  more

U.S. AMBASSADOR WILSON SPEAKS AT FALL MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL OF AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 13 -- The U.S. Consulate issued the text of the following speech: Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Ross Wilson as delivered at The Fall Meeting of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce: Welcome to the city of Istanbul, to a country that those of us who live and work here enjoy all the time. I hope that you had a chance while you are here to sample the covered bazaar, to sample the Bosphorus, to sample some of the other interesting and exciting aspects of th  more

U.S. Chamber Celebrates Enactment of Intellectual Property Law
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today hailed the PRO-IP Act becoming law, a major step toward improving the federal government's capacity to protect intellectual property (IP). "For nearly eight years, this Administration has devoted considerable resources and energy to protect American innovation and intellectual property," said Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, following Pr  more

U.S. COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TO OPEN OFFICE IN AZERBAIJAN
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Embassy in issued the following press release: In a speech today before the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan, U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary Paul Dyck announced the opening of a new Commercial Service office at the U.S. Embassy in Baku. The opening of this new office reflects the growing interest on the part of American exporters to reach out to Azerbaijan's market and opens the door to increased two-way business links b  more

U.S. House of Representatives Examines Bill to Jump-Start Travel Economy, Create Thousands of New Jobs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The Travel Industry Association issued the following news release: In testimony before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce today, Geoff Freeman, senior vice president for public affairs at the Travel Industry Association (TIA), said that the decline in overseas travel to the United States since 9/11 has cost America 46 million visitors, $140 billion in lost visitor spending and $23 billion in lost ta  more

U.S. Oil, Gas Producers Respond to H.R. 6899, The Comprehensive American Energy Security & Taxpayer Protection Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The Independent Petroleum Association of America issued the following news release: The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) today released the following response to H.R. 6899, The Comprehensive American Energy Security and Taxpayer Protection Act, to members of Congress. FROM BARRY RUSSELL, PRESIDENT & CEO, INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA IPAA commends Congress for its bipartisan recognition that expanded offshore development in the U  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Oct. 25)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California. *** U.S., Philippine Inventors Develop Substrate Based Unmolded Package ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 -- Jonathan A. Noquil of Surigao del Sur, Philippines, Consuelo N. Tangpuz of Lapulapu, Philippines , and Rajeev Joshi of Cupertino, Calif., have developed a semiconductor die package. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A semiconductor die package is disclosed  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Connecticut (Oct. 25)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Connecticut. *** WIPO: Inventors in Connecticut, Massachusetts Develop Metformin R Lipoate, Antihyperlipidemic Agents Combination for Treating Diabetic Hyperglycemia GENEVA, Oct. 24 - Banavara L. Mylari of East Lyme, Conn. and Mary E. Vaman Rao of Hopkinton, Mass., have developed a combination of metformin R lipoate and antihyperlipidemic agents for the treatment of diabetic hyperglycemia and diabetic compl  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Florida (Oct. 25)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Florida. *** Florida Inventors Develop Secure Wireless Local Area Network Device ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 -- Russell Dellmo of Palm Bay, Fla., James Bergman of Melbourne, Fla., and David W. Hall of Satellite Beach, Fla., have developed a local area network device. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A secure wireless local area network (LAN) device includes a housing,  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Georgia (Oct. 25)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Georgia. *** Georgia Inventors Develop Healthcare Virtual Private Network System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 -- David L. Wellons of Marietta, Ga., and Diane Brown Turcan of Smyrna, Ga., have developed a healthcare virtual private network method. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Methods and systems are disclosed for enabling a healthcare virtual private network (VPN) t  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Oct. 25)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Massachusetts. *** Massachusetts Inventor Develops High Power Shunt Switch ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 -- Christopher D. Weigand of Andover, Mass., has developed a High power shunt switch with high isolation. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A high power shunt switch comprises a leadframe including a paddle for supporting a shunt element, and a plurality of bond pads   more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Minnesota (Oct. 25)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Minnesota. *** WIPO: Inventor in Minnesota Develops Improved Tube Run-In GENEVA, Oct. 25 - Barrett E. Cole of Bloomington, Minn., has developed a method for reducing the run-in period for vacuum tubes. According to an abstract posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the invention relates to "heavier noble gases such as xenon and argon can reduce the run-in period for vacuum tubes and in   more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Hampshire (Oct. 25)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New Hampshire. *** New Hampshire Inventor Develops Remote Digital Key Generation Apparatus ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 -- Kevin M. Short of Durham, N.H., has developed a method for generating remote digital key. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A method and apparatus that uses tha dynamics of chaotic system for the remote generation of a digital key, for use in any en  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Mexico (Oct. 25)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New Mexico. *** North Carolina, New Mexico, South Carolina Inventors Develop Brake Caliper ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- Donald Burgoon of Gastonia, N.C., Darrick Dong of Charlotte, N.C., Grafton Robertson of Tijeras, N.M., and Wenqi Qian of Fort Mill, S.C., have developed a caliper assembly. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A brake caliper has a removable bridge th  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York (Oct. 25)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in New York. *** Vermont, New York Inventors Develop Semiconductor Device Formation Method ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 -- Douglas D. Coolbaugh and Steve S. Williams, both of Essex Junction, Vt., and Arne W. Ballantine of Ballston Spa, N.Y., have developed a methods for forming semiconductor device. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A method of forming semiconductor device  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Ohio (Oct. 25)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Ohio. *** WIPO: Inventors in Ohio Develop Waste Processing Apparatus, Method GENEVA, Oct. 25 - Jan Michalek of Pataskala, Ohio, and Theodore Thomas of Columbus, Ohio, have developed an apparatus and method for processing solid waste products. According to an abstract posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the invention includea an "apparatus and method for processing solid waste products.   more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Oregon (Oct. 25)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Oregon. *** WIPO: Inventors in Oregon Develop Aggregated Content Navigation System GENEVA, Oct. 25 - Brian Johnson and Sean Dunnahoo, both of Portland, Oregon, Christie Flynn of Hillsboro, Oregon, have developed a method for the navigation of aggregated content. According to an abstract posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the invention relates to "apparatus, system and method for the n  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Oct. 25)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Pennsylvania. *** Inventors Develop Nanoparticle Coating ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 -- Dennis L. Faler of Glenshaw, Pa., Anthony D. Kulfan of Mars, Pa., Victoria A. Trettel of Freeport, Pa., have developed a nanoparticle coating for flexible substrates. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "Flexible and/or drawable substrates having coatings comprising a dispersion of r  more

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Texas (Oct. 25)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 25 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Texas. *** WIPO: Inventors in Texas Develop Context-Variable Data Framework System GENEVA, Oct. 25 - Dale Edward Mcfarlane, Randall Lee Sanders and Billy Todd Harris, all from Houston, Texas, Stanley Leon Moore of Midland, Texas, and Frederick Ernest Jr. Barns of Broaddus, Texas, have developed a context-variable data framework for hierarchical data warehousing. According to an abstract posted by the Wor  more

Udall Should Reveal Donors
DENVER, Colo., Aug. 13 -- Former U.S. Rep. Bob Schaeffer, R-Colo., the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, issued the following campaign news release: Boulder Congressman Mark Udall should reveal during his news conference today details about the campaign fundraising event that he cited as the reason for missing votes on energy, the campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer charged today. "By his own admission, Boulder Liberal Mark Udall didn't show up for work in Congress so he   more

Under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum The 11th Annual Institute of International Finance CEO Meeting Takes Place in Dubai
DUBAI, Feb. 24 -- The Institute of International Finance issued the following news release: More than 70 heads of Middle Eastern financial institutions, senior public sector officials and, leaders of financial services firms from Europe and the United States, today concluded the 11th annual meeting of Middle Eastern and North African Bank Chief Executives hosted by the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) in association with the Institute of International Finance (IIF). The conference   more

UNDERGRADUATE TUITION, FEES TO INCREASE AVERAGE OF 8 PERCENT
CHARLESTON, S.C., June 16 -- The Citadel issued the following press release: The Citadel Board of Visitors has approved an average 8 percent increase in the 2008-2009 comprehensive cost to parents and cadets. The comprehensive, or all-in costs, include tuition and fees, auxiliary fees for room, board, mandatory uniforms and infirmary use. Auxiliary fees also cover costs for laundry/dry cleaning, books and living expenses, such as haircuts and toiletries for cadets, all of whom must live on  more

UNEXPECTED NUTRIENT FOUND KEY TO OCEAN FUNCTION
CORVALLIS, Ore., March 12 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered what could be a new, limiting nutrient in the world's oceans. In a publication today in the journal Nature, they report that chemically "reduced" sulfur is a nutrient requirement for SAR11, the smallest free-living cell known and probably the most abundant organism in the seas. This may be another important step forward in understanding all the f  more

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER HELPS COLORADO GAMING COMMUNITY GO GREEN
DENVER, Oct. 15 -- The University of Colorado issued the following news release: Central City residents and businesses are getting behind an effort to reduce their carbon footprint and they've turned to the University of Colorado Denver Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Program to lead the way. Central City leaders wanted to know just how big of a greenhouse gas (GHG) impact their gaming town was creating. The City Council sought to find answers for questions such as: How can Central City help  more

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON RESEARCHERS WIN TOP PRIZE FOR RESEARCH WITH HUMANITARIAN APPLICATIONS
HOUSTON, Aug. 19 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: We all understand that even the tiniest changes in the environment can create big opportunities and challenges for plants, animals and humans, but rarely do we consider what's happening on a microscopic level and what those changes could mean for the infinite varieties of life on Earth - or how mankind's day-to-day experiences could be affected. But University of Houston researchers Yuriy Fofanov and Lennart J  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA TRIAL: ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES MAY EASE SUFFERING OF WOMEN WITH SEVERE PMS
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 18 -- The University of North Carolina School of Medicine issued the following press release: A new clinical trial at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill using a popular low-dose contraceptive could uncover a more effective treatment for the 5 to 10 percent of women who suffer from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD is much more severe than premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. The disorder interferes with a woman's ability to function effectively sev  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA VOLUNTEERS INVOLVED IN 'WOMEN-BUILD' PROJECT FOR RED RIVER VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Oct. 22 -- University of North Dakota issued the following news release: A University of North Dakota team of women builders are constructing a home in Grand Forks the Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity. About 40 women currently are working on the project, which is expected to last until mid November. The volunteers have named themselves "Women Build, Not to be UNDerestimated." Their logo, created by UND student Laura Vein, is a classic Rosie the Riveter image with a   more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA'S CENTER FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION TO HOST, SPONSOR WORKSHOPS ON FLOOD MANAGEMENT
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, Oct. 22 -- The University of Northern Iowa issued the following news release: "Managing Floods of the Future: Concepts, Tools, and Success Stories," a workshop on flood management, will be co-sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) at the CEEE Wednesday, Nov. 12, and in Iowa City at the Johnson County Fairgrounds Thursday, Nov. 13. The workshop for elected officials, planners, economic development staff and comm  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA PHYSICIST GODANG IS AMONG SCIENTIFIC GROUP THAT DISCOVERED NEW PARTICLE
MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 30 -- University of South Alabama issued the following news release: "Nature is perfect and beautiful to me," said Dr. Romulus Godang, assistant professor of physics at the University of South Alabama. "We can't know everything about it, so it's our job to find out what we can." In that spirit of inquisitiveness, Godang is part of an international team of 600 scientists working on the Department of Energy funded BaBar project -- a team that announced this summer the disco  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN ADDS EXCHANGE PARK TO CAMPUS FOOTPRINT, RENAMES COMPLEX IN HONOR OF PAUL M. BASS
DALLAS, Oct. 7 -- The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: The buildings on the 24-acre Exchange Park site in Dallas, which was recently acquired by UT Southwestern Medical Center, have been renamed the Paul M. Bass Administrative and Clinical Center, medical center officials announced today. The complex, located adjacent to UT Southwestern's North Campus on Forest Park Road, was renamed in honor of Mr. Bass, chairman emeritus of the Southwe  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM'S STATE OF TOMORROW PBS SERIES WINS THREE LONE STAR EMMYS
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 19 -- The University of Texas System issued the following news release: The PBS documentary series State of Tomorrow , produced by the University of Texas Foundation and Alpheus Media, won in all three categories for which it was nominated for National Association of Television Arts and Sciences Lone Star EMMY awards recognizing outstanding effort in broadcasting in Texas. State of Tomorrow was recognized for three episodes of the 13-part series: "Shadow of a Doubt," ab  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY NOW HOME TO GREEN DRINKS SOCIAL GATHERING
GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 29 -- The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay issued the following news release: If you've got a thirst for a greener environment, then you're welcome at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's first ever "Green Drinks" social gathering. Common Grounds Coffee House on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive, is hosting the inaugural event from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. The event is free and open to anyone with an interest in the environment-from renewa  more

URANIUM MINING DILEMMA
Guwahati Oct. 26 -- The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) has been engaged in efforts to convince the people of Meghalaya to allow opencast mining of uranium in the West Khasi Hills region. In return for the rights to mine uranium, the government has offered a Rs. 800 crore compensation package to develop infrastructure. When such large quantities of money are involved, something serious must be at stake. In this case, there are two. On the one hand, the traditional uranium mines in the Singhbhum d  more

USDA Report Finds School Lunch Participants Consume More Fruits, Vegetables
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 4 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news item: The USDA recently released a report reviewing the diet quality of participants in the National School Lunch Program. The report found that lunches consumed by participating students were more nutrient dense than lunches brought from home. School lunch participants tended to consume higher amounts of milk, meat, and beans. Lower income students had a greater consumption rate of fruits. Participatin  more

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR CONTRIBUTES TO TRIBAL BOOK
OREM, Utah, Aug. 25 -- Utah Valley University issued the following news release: A Utah Valley University Professor of History David R. Wilson, recently contributed to a book about the history of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Tribe of Southeastern Montana. The book, "We, The Northern Cheyenne People: Our Land, Our History, Our Culture," was made possible by a grant from the Office of the Governor of the State of Montana, in conjunction with Montana's Indian Education for All initiative. The  more

VALDEZ CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 20 MEETING
VALDEZ, Alaska, Oct. 20 -- The Valdez City Council issued the following meeting agenda: October 20, 2008 7:00 PM I. CALL TO ORDER II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE III. ROLL CALL IV. ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO NEWLY ELECTED MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS V. ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO-TEMPORE VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF October 6, 2008 VII. PUBLIC APPEARANCES VIII. PUBLIC BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR IX. CITY MANAGER/CITY CLERK/CITY ATTORNEY/MAYOR REPORTS   more

VALDEZ CITY COUNCIL ISSUES PACKET OF OCT. 20 REGULAR MEETING
VALDEZ, Alaska, Oct. 20 -- The Valdez City Council issued the following meeting packet: VALDEZ CITY COUNCIL Valdez City Council Chambers WORK SESSION 4:00 PM State of Alaska Energy Plan 5:30 PM VMHA Annual Meeting REGULAR MEETING 7:00 PM Valdez City Council Chambers AGENDA I. CALL TO ORDER II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE III. ROLL CALL IV. ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO NEWLY ELECTED MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS V. ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO-TEMPORE VI. APP  more

VEHICLE STUDIES DROWSY, DRUNK, DISTRACTED DRIVING
DALLAS, Sept. 3 -- The University of Texas at Dallas issued the following news release: Expect to be noticed if you're wheeling around in the "UTDrive" vehicle. The white SUV is hard to miss. It's emblazoned with the UT Dallas logo and green flames, and fully outfitted with cameras, microphones and other data sensors from bumper to bumper. UTDrive is a transportation research tool helping Electrical Engineering Department head John Hansen understand some of the challenges confronting mo  more

VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD ISSUES ORDER REGARDING APPLICATION OF ANITA LONG, DOROTHEA BRAUER FOR CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD FOR AN INTERCONNECTED NET METERED PHOTOVOLTAIC ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEM
MONTPELIER, Vt., Oct. 15 -- The Vermont Public Service Board issued the following orders: Application of Anita M. Long and Dorothea V. Brauer for a certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system I. INTRODUCTION This case involves an application filed by Anita M. Long and Dorothea V. Brauer ("Applicants"), on October 1, 2008, requesting a certificate of public good ("CPG"), pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Sections 219a and 248 and Vermont Public S  more

VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD ISSUES ORDER REGARDING APPLICATION OF GEORGE GROSS FOR CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD FOR AN INTERCONNECTED NET METERED PHOTOVOLTAIC ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEM
MONTPELIER, Vt., Oct. 17 -- The Vermont Public Service Board issued the following orders: Application of George Gross for a certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system I. INTRODUCTION This case involves an application filed by George Gross ("Applicant"), on September 18, 2008, requesting a certificate of public good ("CPG"), pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Sections 219a and 248 and Vermont Public Service Board ("Board") Rule 5.100, for a net m  more

VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD ISSUES ORDER REGARDING APPLICATION OF GEORGE HARRISON-HELLER
MONTPELIER, Vt., Oct. 14 -- The Vermont Public Service Board issued the following orders: CPG #NM-557 Application of George Harrison-Heller for a certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system I. INTRODUCTION This case involves an application filed by George Harrison-Heller ("Applicant"), on September 30, 2008, requesting a certificate of public good ("CPG"), pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Sections 219a and 248 and Vermont Public Service Boar  more

VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD ISSUES ORDER REGARDING APPLICATION OF LYNN, WILLIAM OSBORN FOR CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD
MONTPELIER, Vt., Oct. 15 -- The Vermont Public Service Board issued the following orders: CPG #NM-559 Application of Lynn and William Osborn for a certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system Order entered: 10/15/2008 I. INTRODUCTION This case involves an application filed by Lynn and William Osborn ("Applicants"), on October 1, 2008, requesting a certificate of public good ("CPG"), pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Sections 219a and 248 an  more

VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD ISSUES ORDER REGARDING APPLICATION OF MICHAEL DOTEN
MONTPELIER, Vt., Oct. 8 -- The Vermont Public Service Board issued the following orders: CPG #NM-553 Application of Michael Doten for a certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system I. INTRODUCTION This case involves an application filed by Michael Doten ("Applicant"), on September 22, 2008, requesting a certificate of public good ("CPG"), pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Sections 219a and 248 and Vermont Public Service Board ("Board") Rule 5.  more

VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD ISSUES ORDER REGARDING APPLICATION OF PAUL, SHARALYN MCMAHON
MONTPELIER, Vt., Oct. 8 -- The Vermont Public Service Board issued the following orders: CPG #NM-63 Application of Paul and Sharalyn McMahon for an Amended Certificate of Public Good for a net metered wind turbine system I. INTRODUCTION This case involves an application filed by Paul and Sharalyn McMahon ("Applicants"), on September 8, 2008, requesting an Amended Certificate of Public Good ("CPG"), pursuant to 30 V.S.A. sections 219a and 248 and Vermont Public Service Board ("Board")  more

VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD ISSUES ORDER REGARDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY UTILITY STRUCTURE
MONTPELIER, Vt., Oct. 8 -- The Vermont Public Service Board issued the following orders: Investigation into Petition filed by Vermont Department of Public Service Re: Energy Efficiency Utility Structure Order entered: 10/8/2008 PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND SCHEDULING ORDER I. BACKGROUND On August 28, 2008, the Vermont Department of Public Service ("DPS") filed a petition requesting that the Vermont Public Service Board ("Board") open an investigation, pursuant to 30 V.S.A.  more

VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD ISSUES ORDER REGARDING PETITION OF VERMONT GAS SYSTEMS
MONTPELIER, Vt., Oct. 10 -- The Vermont Public Service Board issued the following orders: Petition of Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. for approval of a fuel gross receipts tax rebate under 33 V.S.A. Section 2503(e) I. INTRODUCTION & PROCEDURAL HISTORY On August 14, 2008, Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. ("VGS") filed a petition ("Petition") with the Public Service Board ("Board") requesting approval for a rebate of $62,377.28 from the Weatherization Trust Fund pursuant to 33 V.S.A. Sec. 2503. On Sep  more

VISION NEEDED ON ENERGY POLICIES
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 20 -- Minnesota State Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-28th District, issued the following news release: During this time of political campaigning, there has been much focus on our nation's record-high gas prices. Many candidates, including Sen. John McCain, are advocating offshore drilling as a solution to our nation's energy crisis. While I respect Sen. McCain and many of his ideals, I feel that his energy plan is incredibly shortsighted and politically motivated. The vast m  more

VOA NEWS: BOMBING IN WEST DARFUR FORCES UNHCR TO WITHDRAW
GENEVA, Feb. 19 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Lisa Schlein The U.N. refugee agency says an aerial bombing overnight and Tuesday morning in West Darfur, Sudan, close to the border with Chad, has forced the agency to withdraw its team. The aid workers were caring for newly arrived refugees in the Birak area in Chad, which is close to the insecure border. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from UNHCR headquarters in Geneva. The UNHCR says it learned about the attack from  more

VOLCANOES MAY HAVE PROVIDED SPARKS AND CHEMISTRY FOR FIRST LIFE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- NASA's Earth Observatory division issued the following press release: Lightning and gases from volcanic eruptions could have given rise to the first life on Earth, according to a new analysis of samples from a classic origin-of-life experiment by NASA and university researchers. The NASA-funded result is the subject of a paper in Science appearing October 17. "Historically, you don't get many experiments that might be more famous than these; they re-defined our thoug  more

VOTE NEEDED ON LEGISLATION TO MAKE AMERICA MORE ENERGY INDEPENDENT
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio (3rd CD), issued the following news release: As consumers have gone to the gas pump this year, they have seen the dramatic consequences of America's lack of energy independence. The increase in the price of gasoline has made everything from the drive to work to the cost of groceries more expensive. Recently, I joined many of my colleagues in the House of Representatives and hundreds of citizens on the House floor to demand a vote that woul  more

Voters in Key Battleground States to Grade Senator Obama's Convention Speech
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The Travel Industry Association issued the following news release: The Travel Industry Association (TIA) today released its candidate Report Card that will be placed in newspapers in the battleground and travel-dependent markets of Las Vegas, Nevada and Orlando, Florida. The third in a series of ads launched earlier this week by TIA, the Report Card asks voters to grade the candidates' acceptance speeches based on how well they address issues of vital interest to the mi  more

Wallace Receives Hageman Award
MARQUETTE, Mich., July 31 -- Northern Michigan University issued the following news release: Harvey Wallace received the 2008 Hageman Award from the National Association of Local Boards of Health at its annual convention July 23 in Madison, Wis. The award is given annually to a member of a local board of health "whose work on behalf of public health most exemplifies the commitment, vision and energy exhibited by Everett I. Hageman, founding member of NALBOH Board of Trustees."   more

WARMING WORLD IN RANGE OF DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES
LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 15 -- The University of California at San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography issued the following press release: The earth will warm about 2.4° C (4.3° F) above pre-industrial levels even under extremely conservative greenhouse-gas emission scenarios and under the assumption that efforts to clean up particulate pollution continue to be successful, according to a new analysis by a pair of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. That  more

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES $3.69 MILLION GRANT TO BOLSTER FEMALE FACULTY IN ENGINEERING, MATH, SCIENCES
PULLMAN, Wash., Sept. 11 -- Washington State University-Vancouver issued the following news release: Washington State University has received a $3.69 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the representation and advancement of faculty women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The five-year grant, awarded under the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE program, will be used to develop and disseminate new strategies for faculty recruitment  more

WASTE FROM GUT BACTERIA HELPS HOST CONTROL WEIGHT, RESEARCHERS REPORT
DALLAS, Oct. 17 -- The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: A single molecule in the intestinal wall, activated by the waste products from gut bacteria, plays a large role in controlling whether the host animals are lean or fatty, a research team, including scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center, has found in a mouse study. When activated, the molecule slows the movement of food through the intestine, allowing the animal to absorb mo  more

WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST KICKS OFF AREA SOLAR TOUR WITH OPEN HOUSE
NELSONVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Wayne National Forest - issued the following press release: The Wayne National Forest headquarters will open its doors to the public for an open house on Friday, October 3rd from 5 until 7 pm to showcase its new solar power system, as well as other unique features of the building. The two-hour event will include guided tours of the system. The Wayne National Forest will also offer guided tours up to  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. ENGLISH, OCT. 13
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 -- Rep. Philip English, R-Pa. (3rd CD), issued the following Washington Hotline: This week I spent more time traveling throughout Pennsylvania's 3rd district to meet with local small business owners, community organizations and families. Read on to learn more. Health Insurance for Small Businesses Tuesday, I met with Kevin Shivers, the Pennsylvania State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business, along with local entrepreneurs to discuss new, break  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. FRELINGHUYSEN, FEB. 29: REP. FRELINGHUYSEN VOTES 'NO' ON NEW ENERGY TAXES!
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, R-N.J. (11th CD), issued the following newsletter: At a time when Americans are anxious about their soaring energy costs, the House passed flawed legislation this week that included a roughly $18 billion tax increase on American energy. Rep. Frelinghuysen opposed the bill. "These costs are sure to be passed along to cash-strapped families and will put more undue stress on our slowing economy, while increasing our dependence on foreign natio  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. LOFGREN, DEC. 7
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. (16th CD), issued the following newsletter: Dear Friends: For decades the U.S. has been held hostage by our energy policies. This week I joined with 235 of my House colleagues to change direction by passing the Energy Independence and Security Act. This bill puts in place policies that will increase American energy independence, strengthen national security, lower energy costs, grow our economy and create new jobs, and help reduce global war  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. LOFGREN, JULY 18
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. (16th CD), issued the following newsletter: Dear Friends: This week, the House of Representatives voted on the DRILL Act, H.R. 6515, which promotes the responsible domestic production of oil and natural gas, primarily in the 20 million acres of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Unfortunately, President Bush and his supporters in Congress blocked the bills passage. The President, and his enablers, wants to make this a fight about openin  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. LOFGREN, JUNE 27
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. (16th CD), issued the following newsletter: Dear Friends: In 2000, when Republicans controlled Congress, lawmakers exempted all energy futures trading from oversight by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - commonly called the Enron loophole. Before the Enron loophole law, an estimated 70 percent of the energy futures market trades were made by energy producing and using industries-only 30 percent by speculators. Today, those nu  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. LOFGREN, JUNE 6
WASHINGTON, June 6 -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. (16th CD), issued the following newsletter: Dear Friends: This week the National Journal Magazine released its latest poll asking Democratic and Republican members of the House and Senate if they believed that "the Earth is warming because of man-made pollution?" 74 percent of the Republican members of Congress say "no" to that question, 95% of Democratic members said "yes." Often I am asked by constituents if we can forge bipartisan solu  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. LOFGREN, MARCH 3
WASHINGTON, March 3 -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. (16th CD), issued the following newsletter: Dear Friends: For far too long our national energy policy has subsidized large oil and gas companies at the expense of innovative and clean technologies. Earlier this week, I joined with my colleagues in the House to pass H.R. 5351, The Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008, which embraces new technologies to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. This legislation expands and ext  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. MORAN, OCT. 13: IN OFFICE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 -- Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. (1st CD), issued the following newsletter: Leaders from Junction City and Manhattan were in this week in conjunction with the Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) annual meeting to discuss Ft. Riley, the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), transportation, housing and other issues in their communities. In with the group from Junction City were Mike Rhodes, Ken and Sarah Talley, Denise Ott, Jack Taylor, Terry Heldstab, Ed Hook  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. MORAN, OCT. 13: TOURING KYLE RAILROAD IN PHILLIPSBURG
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 -- Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. (1st CD), issued the following newsletter: I visited KYLE Railroad in Phillipsburg on Monday to meet with company managers to learn more about the company and the work they do. KYLE Railroad, which is headquartered in Phillipsburg, employs approximately 60 Kansans and is one of 42 railroads owned and operated by RailAmerica. The railroad serves 35 customers at 60 different locations in Kansas and Colorado and operates 510 miles of track in both   more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. REYES, FEB. 15: PRESIDENT BUSH'S PROPOSED BUDGET IS UNACCEPTABLE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas (16th CD), issued the following newsletter: President Bush's budget proposal is unacceptable and reflects the misplaced priorities of his Administration. From Medicare and Medicaid to low-income energy programs like LIHEAP and funding for our ports of entry, the Administration's proposals are misguided and I will fight them as Congress shapes the 2009 budget. To read my entire rebuttal to the misplaced priorities of the Bush Administrati  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. REYES, SEPT. 26: REP. REYES BACKS HISTORIC COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY BILL
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas (16th CD), issued the following newsletter: El Paso families have been struggling to cope with rising fuel and food prices long enough. I was proud to join my colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing a historic comprehensive energy bill that will help lower gas prices, decrease our dependence on foreign oil, and invest in renewable energy sources. To learn more about this important energy legislation, visit: http://wwwc.hou  more

WELD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 15 MEETING
GREELEY, Colo., Oct. 15 -- The Weld County Board of Commissioners issued the following meeting agenda: 9:00 a.m. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL: Commissioner William H. Jerke, Chair Commissioner Robert D. Masden, Pro-Tem Commissioner William F. Garcia Commissioner David E. Long Commissioner Douglas Rademacher MINUTES: Approval of minutes of October 13, 2008 AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA: PUBLIC INPUT: Each individual is allowed a three-minute period of time in which t  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY BOARD APPROVES 15-MEMBER PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE, TIMELINE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 12 -- West Virginia University issued the following news release: West Virginia University's Board of Governors on Friday (Sept. 12) unanimously approved a presidential search committee that includes a 15-member constituency-based voting panel and an ex-officio, nonvoting member. It also appointed former WVU President Gene Budig to lead the search and outlined a timeline - April 2009 - for selecting a new president. In addition to Budig, the search panel will be co  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY BOARD APPROVES LARGEST SALARY INCREASE IN RECENT HISTORY OF UNIVERSITY
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., June 6 -- West Virginia University issued the following news release: The West Virginia University Board of Governors (BOG) made history today (June 6) by approving the largest pay raise for faculty and staff in recent University years - committing $26.4 million to support the salary improvement program. The increases apply to employees of the main campus and take effect Oct. 1. Under the plan proposed by the WVU administration, the salary increase for faculty will avera  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAM EXTENDS SUMMER REGISTRATION
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., June 11 -- West Virginia University issued the following news release: West Virginia University's Community Arts Program has extended its registration for summer classes and private music lessons at the Creative Arts Center. The program offers private lessons for children and adults in piano, organ, Suzuki violin, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, voice, jazz singing, harp and guitar. The summer session is flexible to accommodate various summer schedules. Student  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY CONTINUES TO ATTRACT OUTSTANDING FACULTY, RESEARCHERS
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., July 23 -- West Virginia University issued the following news release: From fresh perspectives in the art studio to ground-breaking work in the lab, new faculty members at West Virginia University will build on the school's academic and research successes, according to interim Provost E. Jane Martin. Deans and chairs have reported that their schools and colleges this year have continued to recruit top-notch faculty members across disciplines and areas of expertise, Marti  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PARTNERS WITH HEALTHCARE FOR EMPLOYEE VACCINATIONS
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Oct. 16 -- West Virginia University issued the following news release: To promote employee health, West Virginia University's Employee Wellness Program is partnering with University Health Associates and the Department of Family Medicine at WVU to offer four flu and pneumonia vaccine clinics this month on the Morgantown campus. Employees insured by one of WVU's insurance options (PEIA, Carelink, The Health Plan or Advantra Freedom) can receive the flu vaccine and the pne  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY OFFERS STUDENTS AN UNDERSTANDING OF ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., June 11 -- West Virginia University issued the following news release: As oil becomes more scarce and expensive, the market will demand more professionals with skills and understanding of renewable energy. A new course at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology will offer instruction on the chemistry behind the latest in alternative energy. The course begins by introducing the scientific basis of energy production for both fossil fuel and renewable energies.  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY RECEIVES $25,000 GRANT FOR RESEARCH IN CLEAN COAL, RENEWABLE ENERGY
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., June 16 -- West Virginia University issued the following news release: The West Virginia University Institute of Technology will receive a $25,000 grant from PPG Industries, which will allow students to continue groundbreaking research in the area of renewable energy. Natrium plant manager and Tech alumnus Jim Rock will present the award at 1 p.m. Tuesday (June 17) on the WVU Tech campus. "PPG is pleased to make a significant donation to the West Virginia University I  more

WESTERN STUDENTS RUNNING CARS ON VEGETABLE OIL
GUNNISON, Colo., Sept. 16 -- Western State College issued the following news release: Western State College students Sam Duchaine and Zeb Swick drove from Maine to Iowa this summer on free oil. Duchaine's 1990 Volkswagen Jetta is converted to run on straight vegetable oil (SVO). Others in Gunnison are doing the same. Swick also runs his vehicle on SVO. He has made several modifications to his truck; a 1982 Volkswagen. Among those modifications are: an extra tank for the SVO, a small heate  more

WESTERN'S NEWEST EMPHASIS: PROFESSIONAL LAND AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
GUNNISON, Colo., June 10 -- Western State College issued the following news release: The newest emphasis at Western, Professional Land and Resource Management (PLRM), began with its first course this spring. Eighteen students took Fundamentals of PLRM, which was taught by Dr. Rick Mayer. Mayer is a 1972 graduate of Western, who worked in the oil and gas industry for thirty-three years. In the Fundamentals class the focus is an overview of all the different aspects of the oil, gas and mini  more

What is Flooding the Koshi Barrage?
Kathmandu, Oct. 25 -- For the past couple of days, the news of hundreds of locals at Haripur, Sripur, Laukahi and western Kushaha villages in Sunsari district fleeing their homes after the swollen Saptakoshi River damaged an embankment in western Kushaha village has struck millions of Nepalis living inside and outside Nepal. Today when the Indian embassy blamed lack of cooperation from Nepal as a reason behind the damaged embankment, it raised many Nepalese eyebrows on what is really going on  more

What Would an Obama or McCain Administration Do?
ATLANTA, Oct. 9 -- Emory University issued the following news release: The fallout from a mortgage meltdown and credit crunch that has already toppled some Wall Street titans has added urgency to the high-stakes showdown between U.S. Senators Barack Obama and John McCain. Despite that, in their debates on Oct. 7 and Sept. 26, the presidential candidates spent some time sparring about proposals to bail out the struggling financial market and touched on budget issues moving forward, but offe  more

WHAT WOULD AN SENS. OBAMA OR MCCAIN ADMINISTRATION DO?
ATLANTA, Oct. 9 -- Emory University issued the following news release: The fallout from a mortgage meltdown and credit crunch that has already toppled some Wall Street titans has added urgency to the high-stakes showdown between U.S. Senators Barack Obama and John McCain. Despite that, in their debates on Oct. 7 and Sept. 26, the presidential candidates spent some time sparring about proposals to bail out the struggling financial market and touched on budget issues moving forward, but offe  more

Wieboldt Hall Renovation Earns LEED Gold
CHICAGO, July 1 -- Northwestern University issued the following news release: Northwestern University's Wieboldt Hall has been certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold for Commercial Interiors (CI 2.0) by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The recent $12 million Wieboldt Hall renovation project for the School of Continuing Studies achieved LEED Gold Certification by improving the comfort for the students, faculty and staff, by reducing power and energy cons  more

WIFE OF LOUISIANA GOVERNOR JINDAL SPEAKS AT CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CENTENNIAL EVENT
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 24 -- Louisiana State University issued the following news release: Supriya Jindal, wife of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, spoke at the Gordon A. & Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering's centennial celebration on Friday, Oct. 24, in the Energy, Coast and Environment Building Rotunda. Other speakers included K.T. Valsaraj, department chair, LSU Chancellor Michael V. Martin and a long lineup of distinguished academic and industrial leaders, including Edward C  more

WILDLIFE AT A CROSSROADS: CONSERVING COLORADO'S WILDLIFE HERITAGE AND PROMOTING A NEW ENERGY FUTURE
ALAMOSA, Colo., Oct. 7 -- Adams State College issued the following press release: ASC Community Partnerships is pleased to host "Wildlife at a Crossroads: Conserving Colorado's Wildlife Heritage and Promoting a New Energy Future" workshop. Partnering with Colorado Wildlife Federation and Trout Unlimited, the workshop will focus on climate change and its impact on Colorado wildlife. This workshop is only being offered in Denver, Grand Junction and Alamosa. Wildlife enthusiasts will come togeth  more

WINTER PREPARATION, ENERGY ASSISTANCE TOPICS OF SEPTEMBER'S 'ANSWERS FROM AUGUSTA'
AUGUSTA, Maine, Sept. 12 -- Maine State Rep. Margaret M. Craven, D-74th District, issued the following news release: State Reps. Margaret Craven and Dick Wagner, both Lewiston Democrats, welcomed Community Concepts Executive Director Matt Smith onto their locally produced TV show, "Answers for Augusta," to discuss how residents can access energy assistance programs and other resources to prepare for a tough winter and long heating season. The show will run throughout the month of September  more

WIPO: Inventors in Ohio, Massachusetts, New Hampshire Develop Two-Dimensional Code Detection, Segmentation Method
GENEVA, Oct. 25 - Richard G. Long of Hollis, N.H., Ming Lei of Acton, Mass., and Jeffrey C. Snyder, of Warren, Ohio, have developed a method for detection and segmentation of a two-dimensional code. According to an abstract posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the invention relates to "certain exemplary embodiments can provide a method comprising, responsive to a determination that a machine-readable two-dimensional code has been identified in a first image, said first imag  more

Wisconsin Power And Light Files 'Closing Arguments' In Cassville Power Plant Docket
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 17 -- Alliant Energy issued the following news release: A decision on the future of the Nelson Dewey Generating Station is just weeks away. The final phase of the regulatory process kicked off today, as Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), filed its initial brief in the case. The brief highlights that no generating facility in Wisconsin history has ever provided the varied benefits that Nelson Dewey 3 will brin  more

WISCONSIN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 9 MEETING
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 9 -- The Wisconsin Public Service Commission issued the following meeting minutes: Minutes and Informal Instructions of the Open Meeting of Thursday, October 9, 2008 The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (Commission) met as noticed. Present were Chairperson Callisto, Commissioner Meyer, and Commissioner Azar. Minutes The Commission approved the minutes of the Open Meeting of Thursday, October 2, 2008. 5-AE-175 - Application of American Transmission Company  more

Women Leading the Way at The Geological Society of America
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 4 -- The Geological Society of America issued the following news release: Judith Totman Parrish, Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Idaho, is the new President of the Geological Society of America. Jean M. Bahr, Professor of Hydrogeology at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) is the new Vice-President. Parrish and Bahr began serving one-year terms on 1 July 2008. For the first time in GSA's 120-year history, women hold a majority of seats (9 of 16)  more

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL OUTLOOK
WENATCHEE, Wash., Sept. 15 -- Wenatchee Valley College issued the following news release: On Wednesday night in front of a home crowd, the Lady Knights Women's Volleyball Team won its home opener Wednesday, besting Bellevue Community College in four closely contested games, 25-21, 16-25, 25-23, 27-25. Talia Venera led WVC with 19 kills, and Paige Austin recorded 57 assists and three aces. The Knights next play in the Edmonds Tournament Sept. 5-6. During an Aug. 26 morning practice, We  more

Work on wind power starts
Kathmandu, Oct. 25 -- The government has started homework on generating power from wind according to its plan to produce 20 megawatt wind energy in the current fiscal year. Finance Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, in this year's budget, had proposed to mark the current fiscal year as the "Year of Alternative Energy". Minister for Environment Science and Technology (MoST) Ganesh Sah said at a programme on wind power Friday that the government has allocated some money to begin work in this regar  more

WORKSHOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL NANOPARTICLES AT UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, NOV. 10-11
DOVER, Del., Oct. 9 -- The University of Delaware issued the following news release: The University of Delaware will host "Environmental Nanoparticles: Science, Ethics & Policy" on Nov. 10-11 at the John M. Clayton Hall Conference Center in Newark, Del. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 20. The workshop, which is co-sponsored by UD's Center for Critical Zone Research and the Science, Ethics and Public Policy program, will include presentations by nationally and internationally reco  more

WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SECRETARY KLOIBER GENERAL DISCUSSES HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 5 -- The University of North Florida issued the following news release: Dr. Otmar Kloiber, secretary general of the World Medical Association, will be discussing human research ethics at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the University Center on the campus of the University of North Florida. His lecture is titled "The Declaration of Helsinki Revisited: The Global Standard." This event is free and open to the public. The ethical standards for international medica  more

WTO WELCOMES UKRAINE AS NEW MEMBER
GENEVA, Feb. 5 -- The World Trade Organization issued the following press release: The General Council today paved the way for Ukraine's membership in the WTO by approving its accession terms. Ukraine will have to ratify the deal by 4 July 2008 and would become a WTO member 30 days after the ratification. "Ukraine's WTO membership will strengthen the multilateral trading system and provide this country with a stable and predictable trade environment that will boost its growth and prosperit  more

WTO WORLD TRADE REPORT EXAMINES SIX DECADES OF MULTILATERALISM IN TRADE
GENEVA, Dec. 4 -- The World Trade Organization issued the following press release: On 1 January 2008, the multilateral trading system will celebrate its 60th anniversary. This year's World Trade Report celebrates this landmark anniversary with an in-depth look at the GATT and its successor the WTO. "By striking an ambitious and development-oriented agreement in the Doha Round we can greatly strengthen a system which has done much to make the world a better place," said Director-General Pascal  more

WTO: DEVELOPING, TRANSITION ECONOMIES CUSHION TRADE SLOWDOWN
GENEVA, April 17 -- The World Trade Organization issued the following press release: World trade growth slid to 5.5% last year from 8.5% in 2006 and may grow even more slowly in 2008 - at about 4.5% - as sharp economic deceleration in key developed countries is only partly offset by continuing strong growth in emerging economies, according to World Trade Organization economists. World trade growth slid to 5.5% last year from 8.5% in 2006 and may grow even more slowly in 2008 - at about 4.5  more

WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND FISH ISSUES CALENDAR FOR OCT. 10
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 10 -- The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish issued the following news release: Oct. 12 - Wyoming Wildlife TV...Energy Development: (Part 2) KCWY Ch. 13, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 13-17 - No watercraft registrations accepted or processed Oct. 19 - Wyoming Wildlife TV...Habitat: The foundation of all wildlife conservation, KCWY Ch. 13, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 23-Nov.7 - Springer Special Pheasant Hunt Oct. 26 - Wyoming Wildlife TV...Hunter and Angler Recruitment and Retention, K  more

WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND FISH ISSUES CALENDAR FOR OCT. 3
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 3 -- The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish issued the following news release: Oct. 5 - Wyoming Wildlife TV...Energy Development: How is it affecting Wildlife (Part 1) KCWY Ch.13, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 12 - Wyoming Wildlife TV...Energy Development: (Part 2) KCWY Ch. 13, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 13-17 - No watercraft registrations accepted or processed Oct. 19 - Wyoming Wildlife TV...Habitat: The foundation of all wildlife conservation, KCWY Ch. 13, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 23-Nov.7   more

WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND FISH ISSUES CALENDAR FOR SEPT. 26
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 26 -- The Wyoming Department of Game and Fish issued the following news release: Sept. 27 - National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 28 - Wyoming Wildlife TVâ¦Cutthroat Trout, KCWY Ch. 13, 10:30 pm Sept. 30 - Deadline to purchase big game preference points Sept. 30 - Sage Grouse season closes in hunt area 1 Oct. 1 - Chukar, gray partridge seasons open Oct. 3 - Deadline to apply online www.fws.gov/nationalelkrefuge/NERHuntingRegs.htm for Elk Refuge permits   more

Xerox's erasable paper featured at Wired NextFest
Colombo, Oct. 25 -- Xerox Corporation is unveiling its erasable paper to the public for the first time at WIRED NextFest, a showcase of global innovations that are transforming the world. The experimental paper can be printed on again and again, reducing paper use in the office and cutting back waste. Other breakthroughs in the Xerox display that minimize environmental impact include a printing technology that reduces waste by 90 percent and low-cost water purification that uses less energy   more

YOUNG BLOOD A HOT COMMODITY IN BOOMING ENERGY INDUSTRY
GUNNISON, Colo., July 2 -- Western State College issued the following news release: When Shannon Townley graduated from Western State College in December 2006 with a degree in geology, she worked for the Colorado Geologic Survey (CGS) for six months, like many WSC alumni before her. All the while, oil and gas companies were knocking hard on her door in an attempt to recruit her. That's because of a strong demand for younger blood in the petroleum industry, sparked by the growing world-  more

ZAPPOS.COM EXECUTIVE TO SPEAK AT OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 1 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Alfred Lin, COO, CFO and chairman for the giant online retailer Zappos.com, will discuss the importance of building a brand culture in a free public lecture at Oregon State University on Thursday, Oct. 16. The event is sponsored by OSU's College of Business as part of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. It will be held in Milam Auditorium, 2520 SW Campus Way in Corvallis, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The title of   more

ZEELAND CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF AUG. 18 MEETING
ZEELAND, Mich., Aug. 18 -- The Zeeland City Council issued the following meeting minutes: The regular meeting of the Common Council was held in the Council Chambers of City Hall on Monday, August 18, 2008. Mayor Hoogland called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. PRESENT: Council members - Mayor Hoogland, Gruppen, Broersma, Dannenberg, Van Dorp and Holstege ABSENT: Council members - Klynstra Staff present: City Manager Klunder, City Attorney Donkersloot, City Clerk Tuls, BPW General Ma  more

ZEELAND CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF DEC. 27 SPECIAL MEETING
ZEELAND, Mich., Dec. 27 -- The Zeeland City Council issued the following meeting minutes: Pursuant to notice being duly given, a special meeting of the Common Council was held in the Council Chambers of City Hall on Thursday, December 27, 2007. Mayor Hoogland called the meeting to order at 5:15 p.m. PRESENT: Council members - Mayor Hoogland, Gruppen, Klynstra, Broersma, Dannenberg and Van Dorp ABSENT: Council members - Holstege Staff present: City Manager Klunder, City Attorney Do  more

ZEELAND CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JULY 21 MEETING
ZEELAND, Mich., July 21 -- The Zeeland City Council issued the following meeting minutes: The regular meeting of the Common Council was held in the Council Chambers of City Hall on Monday, July 21, 2008. Mayor Pro Tem Gruppen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. PRESENT: Council members - Mayor Pro Tem Gruppen, Klynstra, Van Dorp and Holstege ABSENT: Council members - Mayor Hoogland, Broersma and Dannenberg Staff present: City Manager Klunder, City Attorney Donkersloot, City Cler  more




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