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2008-12-08 16:57:00

DALLAS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rowland K. Robinson, president of Baylor Health Care System Foundation, announced today that Evelyn Y. Davis, Shareholder Advocate, and the Evelyn Y. Davis Foundation are jointly making a generous gift to support Riggs Emergency Department at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. "The heart and soul of any medical center is its emergency department, and we are extremely grateful to Evelyn for her support and magnanimity," said Robinson. "All...

2008-10-24 12:00:14

On November 7, 2006 California voters approved over $42 Billion in General Obligation Bonds to fund transportation, flood control, school construction, housing, and water supply protection. During the ensuing two years, projects have been identified and prioritized, funds have been allocated, bonds have been sold, and some projects are under contract. This forum will bring together representatives of major program agencies to discuss how the bonds are being used and the impact of the...

2008-10-08 15:00:24

Discounted earlybird tickets for next year's Parachute Christian Music Festival at the Mystery Creek Events Centre are on sale at parachutemusic.com until December 10. The 150 acts at the January 23- 26 event include platinum-selling US worship band Casting Crowns, alternative US worship outfit David Crowder Band and Kiwi rocker Dave Dobbyn. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-20 03:00:11

A Baylor University study finds that very large churches in the United States are in some ways friendlier and more intimate than smaller ones. Byron Johnson, director of the Institute for Study of Religion at the Texas university, told the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram that mega churches provide opportunities for members to get together in small groups. "People get to know each other in very close ways," Johnson said. "They can share their imperfections and struggles, and people are...

2008-09-12 12:00:16

Student computer programmers from universities around the world once again will merge left with right brain thinking as they begin the quest to earn coveted spots among the information technology (IT) elite at the 33rd annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM). Known as the "Battle of the Brains," the competition challenges students to solve real-world problems using open technology and advanced computing...

2008-09-12 09:00:21

Student computer programmers from universities around the world once again will merge left with right brain thinking as they begin the quest to earn coveted spots among the information technology (IT) elite at the 33rd annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), sponsored by IBM (NYSE: IBM). Known as the "Battle of the Brains," the competition challenges students to solve real-world problems using open technology and advanced computing...

2008-08-22 17:11:34

Monsters are everywhere these days, and belief in them is as strong as ever. What's harder to believe is why so many people buy into hazy evidence, shady schemes and downright false reports that perpetuate myths that often have just one ultimate truth: They put money in the pockets of their purveyors. The bottom line, according to several interviews with people who study these things: People want to believe, and most simply can't help it. "Many people quite simply just want...

2008-07-25 00:00:25

On Friday, Nitro Church of the Nazarene hosts ReignFest, a free night of Christian music. It will feature local bands Remnant, The Turn Around and East of Eden as well as headliner After Edmund from LaGrange, Ga. Formerly known as Taken, After Edmund gets its name from C.S. Lewis' "Chronicles of Narnia" series. Its debut album, "Hello," was released earlier this year. The band has opened for artists including Building 429, Jars of Clay and David Crowder. ReignFest starts at 6 p.m. and will...

2008-07-14 12:01:01

By The Dallas Morning News Jul. 13--Michael DeBakey, the father of modern cardiovascular surgery who invented scores of medical procedures and instruments, developed the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and established what later became the Veterans Administration hospital system, died Friday. He was 99. Dr. DeBakey died at The Methodist Hospital in Houston of natural causes, according to a statement issued early Saturday by the hospital and Baylor. "His legacy is holding the fragile...

2008-07-11 18:00:34

By Rachel Slade, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 11--THREE DALLAS HOSPITALS -- Baylor, Parkland, and UT Southwestern -- have made U.S. News & World Report's annual list of "America's Best." The publication, which hits newsstands Monday, ranks hospitals in 16 specialty areas. The rankings are based on reputation, mortality rate and care-related factors, such as patient services and the quality of nurses. Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas ranked among the top 50 in five...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.