Latest Hicks Stories

2011-07-07 07:49:48

An Oxford University researcher is developing a pair of eyeglasses that will allow people with poor or limited vision to see again. The glasses, which use technology typically seen in smartphones and gaming consoles, is one of the main attractions of this year's Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in Britain. "We want to be able to enhance vision in those who've lost it or who have little left or almost none,' said Dr. Stephen Hicks of the Department of Clinical Neurology at Oxford...

2009-05-27 13:26:16

A Detroit man who worked as a contractor for the Internal Revenue Service allegedly had been using an elevator as a urinal for two years, authorities said. An affidavit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court said Michael Hicks, 55, had been urinating in the IRS building elevator for two years while acting as a contractor for the tax collection agency, The Detroit News reported Wednesday. The affidavit said a security camera was installed in the elevator after someone complained that it...

2009-03-16 08:30:00

Company Co-Founder Ben Kwong Retires, Remains on Company's Board of Directors RICHARDSON, Texas, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocular LCD, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance liquid crystal displays, modules and systems, today announced the appointment of Phil Spivey as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Spivey succeeds Ben Kwong, Co-Founder of Ocular, who is retiring from his role as President and CEO, while...

2009-02-17 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Christopher Hicks has been appointed Executive Vice President, Def Jam Recordings; it was announced today by Antonio "L.A." Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group. In his new position, Mr. Hicks will assume overall responsibility for the acquisition and development of new talent, overseeing producers and guiding the creative vision and brand recognition of the legendary Def Jam label as it celebrates its 25th year anniversary in 2009. Mr. Hicks will...

2008-10-07 09:00:33

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- He's "Takin' It to the Streets" on "American Idol" -- now Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks will be takin' it more directly to the people. Celebrating his birthday today, Hicks has tapped the independent artist services company Artist To Market (A2M) to release his much-buzzed-about new album, due in stores on February 10, 2009. The platinum-selling singer-songwriter will be releasing the new title with complete control of direction and ownership of his...

2008-09-15 03:00:27

LONG BEACH - St. Mary Medical Center's Senior Health Center is hosting its monthly "Coffee Talk with the Doc" free lecture series on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. The talk - "Is it a Mole? Or is it Skin Cancer?" - is in the Parr Health Enhancement Center on the St. Mary campus at 1050 Linden Ave. It is being presented by Dr. Perlmann Hicks of St. Mary. Call 888-4- STMARY (888-478-6279). (c) 2008 Press-Telegram Long Beach, CA.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-06-15 15:00:46

By Patrice Stewart, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Jun. 15--The call often comes in the middle of the night. But it's a call you've been wishing for and waiting for, and time is critical. You head to the hospital, knowing that somewhere a doctor is retrieving an organ that may soon put you back on the road to a healthy life. Wayne and Betty Hicks of Hartselle remember the phone call that awakened them at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 17, a Sunday. Sleep was replaced by anticipation, and they headed for...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.