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2009-08-26 12:00:00

Statement by Cheryl G. Healton, Dr PH, President and CEO WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Edward M. Kennedy was a towering figure in the United States Senate for more than 40 years, fighting for many important issues, but top among them were public health and social justice. Senator Kennedy fully understood the public health epidemic of tobacco use and fought at every opportunity to protect Americans from this devastating epidemic, which is the nation's number-one...

2009-08-26 11:51:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by John Gage, president of The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation's largest federal employee union, on the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA): "Senator Ted Kennedy was simply the greatest champion American workers and the labor movement have ever had in the United States Senate. No one ever worked harder to improve health care and education, and to protect pensions than Senator Kennedy. No one ever worked...

2009-08-26 09:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Kennedy of Massachusetts: "I was saddened this morning to learn of the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, one of the true giants of American public life. It marks the end of an era in our nation's politics, and indeed in our nation's history. "During almost five decades in the United States Senate, Ted Kennedy led the fight for the most vulnerable and...

2009-08-26 11:38:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "He was 77 years old. And The United States Conference of Mayors is 77 years old. "Through his life and through the history of our organization, he was a friend and fighter for the needs of cities and our people. So much of the progressive urban and social policy of The Conference of Mayors adopted by the nation's mayors over 40 years was originated and/or championed by Senator Kennedy. "Presidents came and Presidents left us. Each...

2009-08-26 10:14:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Post: "Senator Edward M. Kennedy, one of the most powerful and influential senators in American history and one of three brothers whose political triumphs and personal tragedies captivated the nation for decades, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., at age 77." Vincent Bzdek, Washington Post news editor and features writer and author of THE KENNEDY LEGACY, is available for interview to shed light on the both tragic and...

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2009-07-21 12:54:22

Jennifer Love Hewitt's publicist is denying a report claiming the U.S. television actress is engaged to her beau, actor and comedian Jamie Kennedy. The couple, who co-star on TV's Ghost Whisperer, have dated for less than a year. The New York Post said Kennedy proposed to Hewitt on-stage during his stand-up comedy show at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, Calif., last weekend. The newspaper also said the actress agreed to be his bride. There is no truth to the report, Hewitt's representative...

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2009-06-01 06:25:00

Long-standing democratic plans for restructuring the U.S. healthcare system have begun gathering momentum. Senator Edward Kennedy is expected to announce a proposal soon that could form the basis for a new health system. Key elements of Senator Kennedy's proposal are expected to be a new government program designed to provide medical coverage as well as a mandate that every American carry some kind of health insurance coverage. Both of these elements have sparked fierce debate in Congress...

2009-04-03 12:45:51

People who binge on chocolate could find mentally challenging tasks less exhausting, says a study presented to the British Psychology Society. That's because compounds found in chocolate called flavanols increase the flow of blood to the brain, said David Kennedy, director of the brain, performance and nutrition research center at Northumbria University. For things that are difficult to do, mentally demanding things that maybe crop up in your work, it could help, said Kennedy, co-author of...

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2009-03-13 13:17:02

U.S. actor/comedian Jamie Kennedy has confirmed he and actress Jennifer Love Hewitt are a couple. Hewitt, who co-stars with Kennedy on the TV drama Ghost Whisperer, broke off her engagement to her longtime beau, Ross McCall, earlier this year. Yes, we are dating, Usmagazine.com quoted Kennedy as telling Ryan Seacrest on Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show in Los Angeles Friday. Wow, I've never said that, Kennedy said. We're more than dating. ... We're more than in love. ... We have an intense...

2009-01-20 07:00:00

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Venomix, Inc. is pleased to announce that Robert M. Kennedy, Ph.D., has joined the company as vice president of research. Kennedy was previously a director of International Discovery Sourcing Consultants, LLC, of Ann Arbor, Mich. He is also founder of Metabalog, LLC, of Ann Arbor. "We are delighted that Bob has joined Venomix," said John L. McIntyre, Ph.D., president and chief operating officer of Venomix. "He has a broad background in developing...


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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.
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