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2008-09-08 09:00:19

Transpera today announced breakthrough company achievements, which include plans to deliver mobile video services, along with targeted, dynamic mobile advertising for several of the nation's most prestigious entertainment brands including: MTV Networks (MTVN), a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIA.B), Discovery Communications, AccuWeather.com(R), the Travel Channel and Next New Networks. These landmark deals mark Transpera's significant progress toward building the largest, free mobile...

2008-08-19 15:00:51

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- It is out of sight and out of mind, but America's aging water system is in dire need of an overhaul. Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU-TV) is set to premiere a public television event on the looming crisis underneath our feet and how communities are trying to meet this challenge. "Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure," tells of America's distressed essential infrastructure systems: drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater....

2008-08-04 09:00:46

By Dena Pauling, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Aug. 4--HOWARD TOWNSHIP -- What one Milesburg man thought would be a good day of fishing at Sayers Dam on Sunday ended up as a train wreck -- literally. Nathan Miller, 25, said he drove onto a closed road at the end of Old 220 Road in an attempt to reach a special fishing spot at Bald Eagle State Park. He made it down the road, but when he tried to cross over train tracks, he said, the back tire of his 1998 Dodge Ram got...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By Mike Joseph, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jul. 31--PATTON TOWNSHIP -- More than 130 Centre County residents turned out Wednesday for a public meeting on "community alternatives to the Rockview land transfer," and one of the residents, state Sen. Jake Corman, said the big crowd didn't surprise him because his mail's been heavy. The people took up all 90 seats, sat on the floor, leaned against walls, stood before a hallway TV set to watch live C-NET coverage and lavished...

2008-07-30 12:01:16

By Mike James, The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky. Jul. 30--RUSSELL -- Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Chief Executive Officer Mark Gordon is leaving for a new position, the hospital announced Tuesday. Gordon, who has been at the helm at OLBH for five years, has been promoted within the Bon Secours Health System and will begin his new job Aug. 25 as chief administrative officer for St. Francis Medical Center in Richmond, Va. Vice president of planning and operations Kevin Halter has...

2008-07-12 03:00:09

By Voss, Katrina A witty, oxymoronic proverb from statistician George Box reads as follows: "All models are wrong; some models are useful." When I first heard it, the quoter-my husband-used it to refer to his work as a geneticist. The very concept of races among humans, he was explaining to me, was exasperatingly, annoyingly imperfect-and yet grudgingly utilitarian. Surely, every branch of science would like to claim the Box tautology as most fitting to its own field. So without apology,...

2008-07-11 12:01:04

MADISON, Wis., July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. , the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, today announced findings from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine that medical students have adopted lecture capture with Mediasite as an essential part of their educational program. A Mediasite campus since January 2004, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine deployed a pilot...

2008-07-11 12:00:20

By Anne Danahy, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jul. 11--BELLEFONTE -- While Pennsylvania's population only grew 1.2 percent between 2000 and 2007, Centre County saw its number of residents increase 6.6 percent, according to population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The estimates, released Thursday by the Pennsylvania State Data Center, came up during the news conference normally held prior to the weekly Board of Commissioners meeting. Chairman Jon Eich said the...

2008-07-08 09:00:51

By The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jul. 8--STATE COLLEGE -- What was intended to be a fire safety measure for multiple-story rental homes in a section of borough code isn't really providing much added protection. As such, borough staff has recommended that Borough Council repeal a clause that requires two-story residential properties to install sprinklers or a second means of egress as fire protection for tenants who live on floors in which the windows are at least 20 feet...

2008-07-08 09:00:51

By Mike Joseph, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jul. 8--STATE COLLEGE -- The borough has received $5,000 from the state toward new play equipment in Orchard Park and $25,000 toward a municipal building project to educate the public on construction methods and benefits of building environment- friendly green roofs. The funds came from the Department of Community and Economic Development. The Orchard Park play equipment is designed for children aged 3 to 8. It will replace...


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