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2010-06-01 08:30:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Lafe Thompson, an Ohio based iron worker, had all but given up hope that the life that he knew would ever be the same. Diagnosed with Keratoconus, a devastating degenerative eye disease that weakens the cornea, Thompson underwent traditional surgeries to correct the problem, only to find his vision continuing to fail. Unable to drive or perform ordinary tasks, Lafe eventually lost his job in ironwork along with his ability to support his family....

2010-05-27 14:38:00

CHICAGO, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney will speak at the 26th Annual Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in New York on June 3rd at approximately 2 p.m. Eastern Time. McNerney's remarks will be broadcast live at www.boeing.com. Individuals should check the website prior to the event to ensure their computers are configured for the audio stream. Contact: Communications (312) 544-2002...

2010-05-11 07:27:00

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress and domestic violence prevention activist Mariska Hargitay, of NBC-TV's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," will introduce and appear in "Telling Amy's Story," a powerful documentary on domestic violence that will premiere May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newseum, prior to being broadcast on PBS stations nationwide starting in June. The documentary, created by Penn State Public Broadcasting, chronicles the time leading up to the death of Amy Homan...

2010-04-26 14:54:00

ATLANTA, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- TNT has booked a third season of its critically acclaimed drama SOUTHLAND, from Warner Bros. Television and Emmy®-winning producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing). The network has ordered 10 episodes for the third season, which is slated to begin airing in January 2011. "SOUTHLAND is a challenging, visceral show that engages viewers with its immersive style, provocative storylines and complex characters," said Michael Wright, executive...

2010-04-05 04:00:00

PANAMA CITY, Fla., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The first wave of Spring Breakers has hit the sugar white sands of Panama City Beach, Florida. While most don't plan on a trip to the emergency department while they're on vacation, some end up there. And when they need emergency care, Gulf Coast Medical Center has made it easy for vacationers to find out how long they may have to wait for treatment before they leave for the hospital. By texting ER to 23000, users will receive a text message...

2010-03-11 19:48:32

Restrictions on physician work hours may lead to more miscommunication As shifts change in a hospital, outgoing physicians must "hand off" important information to their replacements in a brief meeting. But a new study of this hand-off process finds that the most important information is not fully conveyed in a majority of cases, even as physicians rate their communication as successful. The research, published by University of Chicago researchers in the March issue of Pediatrics, highlights...

2010-02-10 14:52:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney will now address the 31st Annual Cowen & Co. Aerospace/Defense Conference on Feb. 11 at approximately 11:10 a.m. Eastern Time rather than 8:55 a.m. as announced one week ago. McNerney's remarks will be broadcast live at www.boeing.com. Individuals should check the website prior to the event to ensure their computers are configured for the audio stream. Contacts:...

2010-01-21 15:42:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a continuing strategy to expand its slate of original programming, TNT has given the greenlight to three new original series: a bold alien-invasion series from DreamWorks Television and Steven Spielberg that stars Noah Wyle (ER, TNT's The Librarian movies); DELTA BLUES (working title), an offbeat series starring Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl) and Alfre Woodard (Three Rivers) and produced for TNT by George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse...

2010-01-13 11:00:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2009 at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Boeing Capital Corp. results will also be released at that time. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney and Corporate President and Chief Financial Officer James Bell will discuss the results and company outlook during a conference that day at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time....

2009-12-03 16:07:00

DALLAS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Media relations expert David Margulies says publicists and pundits making the TV talk show rounds are giving golfer Tiger Woods the worst possible advice as he deals with his current crisis. Margulies, who handled international media relations for Oprah Winfrey during her trial in Amarillo, says Woods is doing a good job in a difficult situation. "The first step in crisis management is to assess who can have the most negative impact on you as an individual...


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