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2009-11-20 09:46:00

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the second final assembly site for the 787 Dreamliner program at its Boeing Charleston facility. The facility also will have the capability to support the testing and delivery of airplanes. "Today's event marks the beginning of an expansion plan that will strengthen the 787 program and allow us to continue building on the footprint we...

2009-11-03 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Banfield, The Pet Hospital® received the 2009 "Friendship Award," from the Dumb Friends League in Denver, Colo. on Friday, Oct. 23. The Dumb Friends League is a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of Pets through providing humane care to abandoned Pets, rescuing injured Pets, adopting out abandoned Pets and educating the public about the needs of companion Pets. The Friendship Award honors individuals or organizations...

2009-11-02 10:02:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- TNT has picked up the critically acclaimed series SOUTHLAND, closing a deal with Warner Bros. Television that will bring the drama from Emmy®-winning producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing) to the network in January. TNT has obtained exclusive rights to air all six episodes that have been shot for the second season, as well as the seven episodes from the series' first season. SOUTHLAND will air on TNT Tuesdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning...

2009-09-17 06:40:40

An infant Indian boy, born with his heart outside his body, died in a New Delhi hospital two weeks after undergoing a rare surgery, doctors said. We have lost him, said cardiothoracic surgeon A.K. Bisoi, who led a team of doctors in performing the surgery on the infant who was born Aug. 25, CNN reported. The condition, known as ectopia cordis, affects only five to eight children in 1 million births, doctors said. An infection that had been brought under control prior to the Sept. 3 procedure...

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2009-09-11 09:19:41

Maura Tierney's publicist says the U.S. actress has had to leave the new TV series Parenthood because she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Tierney, 44, is best known for her roles on NewsRadio, ER and Rescue Me. NBC moved the premiere of its small-screen version of the movie Parenthood back after Tierney discovered a tumor in her breast. However, she must now undergo further treatments which conflict with the show's new schedule. Maura Tierney regrets that she will not be able to...

2009-09-02 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) Commercial Airplanes marketing director Drew Magill will speak at Gabelli & Co.'s 15th Annual Aircraft Suppliers Conference on Thursday, Sept. 10, at approximately 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Magill's remarks will be webcast 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: Boeing Communications: Todd Blecher...

2009-08-25 11:27:02

 Dr. Anthony Garcia-Prats, a pediatrician with the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (www.bayloraids.org), has been selected to receive Chapman University's (www.chapman.edu) highest honor "“ the Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence -- for his achievements in bringing quality medical care to the children of Lesotho and Tanzania.Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern will present Garcia-Prats with the award during a special ceremony at Chapman University Aug. 26....

2009-08-19 10:40:48

A paramedic in Lombard, Ill., says a local woman gave birth in her home, 18 months after she had another child in his ambulance. Paramedic Jack Shafer said when he arrived at the home of Jennifer Stringer and Rick Tresselt Monday, he immediately connected the house to a March 2008 incident that ended with Stringer giving birth on the way to the hospital, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday. I looked at the house and I said, 'not again.' I just had to shake my head, Shafer said. Shafer...

2009-07-27 00:44:01

Some U.S. hospitals move patients to floor hallways hoping nurses will find beds quickly, but patient flow technology may work better, experts say. Anthony Sanzo, chief executive officer, and Lisa Romano, vice president, of TeleTracking Technologies, a maker of patient flow automation technology, say boarding, forces patients, in pain and under stress, to lie in public thruways and use portable toilets behind linen screens. Studies in Britain have shown the practice may increase the spread of...

2009-07-23 10:10:00

The newest group of doctors selected to join the Pediatric AIDS Corps, a joint program of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (www.bayloraids.org/) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (www.bms.com/foundation), will travel to Africa this week to begin their assignments. The group's deployment abroad follows completion of a two-week training course in pediatric HIV/AIDS and tropical medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu)."We are constantly amazed with the quality of...


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