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2011-04-27 05:30:00

MONROE, La. and ST. LOUIS, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS) today announced that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire all outstanding shares of Savvis common stock in a cash and stock merger valued at $40 per share, or a total of approximately $2.5 billion, plus net debt of approximately $0.7 billion which will be assumed or refinanced at close. (Logo:...

2011-01-18 07:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) today announced the appointment of the senior management team for its new casino and hotel in Baton Rouge, La., led by Michael "Mickey" Parenton as Vice President and General Manager. Parenton will have responsibility for all aspects of the start-up and ongoing operations of the planned $357 million casino entertainment property, located in the heart of south Baton Rouge. In addition,...

2010-12-22 08:18:00

NEW ORLEANS and MARATHON, Fla., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Gulf Coast Fishermen Gregg Arnold, Captain, Fishing in the Land of Giants, New Orleans, La., and Bradford Picariello, Captain, Outlaw Sportfishing, Marathon, Fla.: In Dr. Seuss's famous story How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, when the Grinch is caught trying to steal a Christmas tree by little Cindy Lou Who, he makes up a story explaining he is taking the tree back to his workshop to fix...

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2010-10-16 09:39:57

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that caused more than 200,000 casualties and devastated Haiti's economy in January resulted not from the Enriquillo fault, as previously believed, but from slip on multiple faults -- primarily a previously unknown, subsurface fault -- according to a study published online this week in Nature Geoscience.In addition, because the earthquake did not involve slip near Earth's surface, the study suggests that it did not release all of the strain that has built up on...

2010-04-08 09:30:00

LONDON, April 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- History is littered with examples of brands trying to reinvent themselves to appeal to a new generation, but for one of literature's most successful franchises, all that's required is a return to its roots - literally. Since he first swung onto the world stage in 1912 the bare-chested, savage yet principled character of Tarzan has struck a chord with generation after generation as he fights to protect the jungle, its resources and its...

2009-06-11 14:30:00

Two Daily Nonstops Link Lake Charles with DFW Hub FORT WORTH, Texas, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today began nonstop jet service between Louisiana's Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Eagle operates the twice-daily service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets and 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets. "This is an exciting day for American and American Eagle," said Ken...

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2009-05-29 11:27:58

Disney's musical Tarzan has completed its Holland engagement at the Circus Theatre in Scheveningen, just outside Amsterdam after 900 performances. The production, which opened in April 2007 and wrapped last Sunday, was seen by 1.6 million audience members during its run, making it one of the most successful musicals in Holland, representatives for the show said in a news release. Based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Disney animated film, Tarzan, the stage...

2009-03-23 15:53:00

New Nonstop Service Begins June 11, 2009 FORT WORTH, Texas, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will begin nonstop jet service between Louisiana's Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), beginning June 11. American Eagle will operate the twice-daily service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets and 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets. "We are pleased to bring American Eagle service back...

2008-07-10 03:00:20

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 10--If it's Thursday, this must be the mailbag . . . Q: I have been watching "The Next Food Network Star." What happened to last year's winner, Amy Finley? Her show was on last fall, then disappeared from the schedule. A: According to a Q&A on the network's Web site (http://www.foodnetwork.com), Finley and her family are living in France. She decided not to continue her show, The Gourmet Next Door. "With my family I decided...

2006-02-26 06:43:55

By Bernard Grollier SAINT-DENIS-DE-LA-REUNION, France (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin promised La Reunion 76 million euros ($90 million) in aid on Sunday to tackle a crippling disease that has swept the Indian Ocean island and put him under political pressure. Villepin made the pledge at the start of a two-day visit to La Reunion which is intended to show solidarity with the distant French territory and shake off criticism that he has done too little to help...