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2010-11-11 16:17:00

ANCHORAGE, Ala., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage has won a 2010 Nursing Home Quality Achievement Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. The award was given on Sept. 9, 2010 at the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association's annual conference in Fairbanks. Prestige was recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health for its commitment to sustained performance and improvement in giving quality care to residents in a variety of...

2010-11-03 17:24:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Communication, Inc. ("GCI") (Nasdaq: GNCMA) today reported its third quarter 2010 results with revenues increasing to $171.5 million and adjusted EBITDA increasing to a record $62.7 million. After the close of the third quarter, GCI repurchased approximately 7.5 million GCI shares held by Arctic Slope Regional Corporation ("ASRC"). Revenues for the third quarter increased 13.7 percent over revenues of $150.8 million in...

2010-11-01 12:36:00

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Miller Petroleum, Inc. dba Miller Energy Resources ("Miller") (Nasdaq Global Market: MILL) a high growth oil and natural gas exploration, production and drilling company announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Cook Inlet Energy, LLC has obtained approval for a three year extension of the Susitna Basin Exploration License No. 2, ADL 390078 which encompasses 471,474 acres. The license makes up the majority of Miller's and Cook...

2010-10-27 09:00:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today is pleased to announce plans to expand its award-winning service and in-flight experience to new frontiers with the addition of its 65th BlueCity: Anchorage, Alaska. Effective May 26, 2011, the value carrier will launch seasonal daily nonstop service from Los Angeles's Long Beach Airport to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), the northernmost city in JetBlue's expanding route network. Flights...

2010-09-17 14:28:00

ANCHORAGE, AK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ - The Alaska Oil & Gas Congress is THE leading event for both learning and networking for the oil and gas sectors, bringing together the people, the projects and the issues that will shape Alaska's energy future for years to come. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- New Keynotes added: ------------------- Senator Lesil McGuire will deliver keynote address at Welcome Reception on Monday,...

2010-09-17 12:00:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Communication, Inc. announced today that Tina Pidgeon has been appointed to the position of senior vice president of governmental affairs and senior counsel. Pidgeon will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company's regulatory, legal and governmental strategies and positions. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100917/SF66790) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100917/SF66790) She...

2010-08-18 17:16:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Blues band Champagne and Temporary Saint will play a live concert onboard the Alaska Railroad providing a complementing soundtrack to the scenic Chugach Forest, passing glaciers and wildlife. The special Blues Train is a tour package from the Alaska Railroad and Blues Central that runs from Anchorage to Seward on Sept. 18 and kicks off a blues weekend of dancing and dining. Each year the Alaska Railroad wraps up its summer passenger season by...

2010-08-12 19:22:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska telecommunications company General Communication, Inc. confirmed the identity of one of the "good Samaritans" who responded to the scene of the plane crash near Dillingham earlier this week. Dr. Dani Bowman, a state-licensed physician who specializes in pediatrics intensive care and practices at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, was among the first to reach the accident site. Dr. Bowman is the wife of GCI President and...

2010-08-04 15:05:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Communication, Inc. ("GCI") (Nasdaq: GNCMA) today reported its second quarter 2010 results with revenues increasing to $162.3 million and adjusted EBITDA increasing to $57.4 million. "Five years ago GCI was reselling another provider's wireless products and had only 12,000 customers," said GCI president Ron Duncan. "Since then we have diligently built the only statewide wireless network and customers have responded in droves....

2010-07-28 08:31:00

Six Drivers Continue on to National Competition ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scott Watts, of Anchorage, was named the best professional truck driver in Alaska after winning the straight truck competition and receiving the highest overall score in the six competing categories at the 2010 Alaska Truck Driving Championships. The annual event is sponsored by Alaska Trucking Association. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) (Logo:...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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