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2014-10-27 16:28:58

Famed late director's widow donates Hughes' 11,233 square foot English Tudor Estate LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital today announced that it has received the Lake Forest home of Nancy L. Hughes, widow of the late John Hughes as a charitable gift toward the development of the new hospital, scheduled to open in 2017. John Hughes was widely known for such 80s blockbusters as the Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and the...

2014-10-15 23:12:23

Customized stickers remind gym-goers to wipe down and put back equipment to avoid spreading germs and minimize risk of accidents Toms River, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 People sweat at the gym, that’s to be expected. Sweat is healthy and that’s good. But barbells, racks, and benches that are coated with sweat and then passed on to other members is not good, and potentially very unhealthy. Keeping ‘Back to the Rack’ and ‘Wipe Me Down’ top of mind for gym members is the...

2013-08-29 23:04:51

To help support the ‘Maximise play and learning opportunities outside the classroom initiative’, the school play equipment specialists have added several new and exciting designs to their ever expanding range of school playground equipment. Bolton, Lancashire (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Based at Bolton Enterprise Centre, Bolton in Lancashire, Playground Imagineering design, supply and manufacture a varied range of outdoor playground equipment including school outdoor furniture available...

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2011-02-02 12:41:59

Nicotine gum or patches can help smokers light up less, says a new study from Hong Kong. According to researchers, any reduction is good, because it means a lower dependence on nicotine, which will ultimately lead to an easier time quitting entirely, Reuters Health reports. More than one thousand people participated in the study, none of whom had any immediate plans to quit smoking. Nicotine replacements -- with and without extra counseling -- led to a greater reduction in the amount of...

2010-05-18 09:30:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: Written and directed by John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), The Breakfast Club quickly became the definitive teen film of the 1980's and remains as moving and poignant today as it was 25 years ago. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of this landmark comedy, The Breakfast Club is now available for the first time on Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def on August 3, 2010, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Starring...

2009-08-12 17:36:13

The personal side of director John Hughes evident in earlier films was missing in later efforts, actress Molly Ringwald wrote in a New York Times commentary. Hughes, 59, died Thursday while taking a walk in New York. Most everyone knows that John retreated from Hollywood and became a sort of J.D. Salinger for Generation X, Ringwald wrote in the commentary published Wednesday. But really, sometime before then, he had retreated from us and from the kinds of movies that he had made with us....

2009-08-06 17:15:09

John Hughes, director of brat-pack films The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, died Thursday of a heart attack in New York. He was 59. His publicist said Hughes died while taking a morning walk during a trip to Manhattan, Variety reported Hughes, born Feb. 18, 1950, in Michigan, began his career as an advertising copywriter in Chicago. He was known for incorporating popular music to move his movies along, as well as using Chicago for a backdrop and casting actors he worked with on...

2009-05-01 07:30:00

NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of American Media, Inc. (AMI) today announced that John Hughes has been named Executive Vice President/Business Development of Radar Online LLC. Radar Online LLC is a joint venture between AMI and Integrity Multimedia Company. Radar Online LLC owns and operates RadarOnline.com, today's fastest growing celebrity web site. Re-launched in March of 2009, the site has already attracted almost 3 million unique visitors...

2008-09-18 18:00:50

Compact Particle Acceleration Corporation (CPAC) today announced that it introduced its state-of-the-art compact proton therapy program, featuring a dielectric-wall accelerator (DWA), during the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) annual meeting that concluded today in Gothenburg, Sweden. The proton system is currently being co-developed by CPAC and TomoTherapy Incorporated (NASDAQ: TOMO), maker of the Hi-Art(R) treatment system for advanced radiation therapy, and...

2008-08-17 15:00:18

Actor Rainn Wilson says his upcoming movie "The Rocker" is reminiscent of the family-friendly works of Hollywood director John Hughes. Wilson said the comedy, which is about a heavy metal musician without a band, will please audience-goers who enjoyed Hughes movies such as the 1989 comedy "Uncle Buck," the Detroit Free Press reported Sunday. "It's definitely a family comedy with an '80s John Hughes feel, a little like 'Uncle Buck,'" Wilson said. "It's heartwarming, and sure, it will appeal...


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