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2013-12-30 23:23:36

Following the December 6th San Jose Mercury News article entitled “Water Won’t Dilute Digestive Enzymes,” Hemorrhoid Treatment Group encouraged readers to consider the benefits of traditional diet and exercise changes as a treatment for hemorrhoids. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Hemorrhoid Treatment Group encouraged its readers to consider the potential benefits of engaging in the simplest of treatment for hemorrhoids, which emphasizes developing a healthy diet and healthy...

2012-08-14 20:39:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the Mercury News of Silicon Valley, the home of the late Steve Jobs was burglarized nearly a month ago on July 17. The intruder was able to make away with $60,000 worth of “computers and personal items,” though it is not yet clear if any of these items belonged to Jobs or another family member. Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tom Flattery , a member of the high-technology crimes unit, spoke with...

2011-03-14 13:00:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning Mercury News columnist Patty Fisher has been selected to become the Director of Policy and Communications for The Health Trust. "We are excited to add Patty to our executive team. Her extensive experience in journalism and her understanding of community issues will be invaluable in helping The Health Trust achieve our vision of Silicon Valley becoming the healthiest region in America," said Frederick J. Ferrer, Chief...

2009-11-16 06:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- News Facts: Comerica Bank, Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) and the San Jose Mercury News are partnering to collect new and nearly new books in Alameda, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties and make them available to underserved pre-K through grade 12 students across the Bay Area. The partnership between Comerica Bank and RAFT kicks off the 22nd annual Mercury News Gift of Reading campaign. To increase student literacy rates and...

2009-01-22 14:19:05

LaShay and Miguel Lozano say they were shocked when their new daughter came into the world while her mother was stepping out of the shower in San Jose, Calif. LaShay Lozano said while exiting from her home's shower this week, she suddenly began to give birth and she immediately called to her husband for assistance, the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News said Wednesday. I felt her head coming out and I held it,'' LaShay said of Monday's birth. I said 'Catch her!' and she slid out into his...

2009-01-21 11:14:06

Abandoned and feral cats can find a second chance at a normal life at The Cat House in Parlier, Calif., the site's founder says. Cat House founder Lynea Lattanzio said when she first founded the 12-acre site 17 years ago she never imagined it would become the current home to an estimated 700 cats and even a few dogs, the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News said Tuesday. There was no place else for all of these cats, and I had all of this land, she said. We give them a life if they have no home....

2008-11-19 09:40:13

Three sports teams in the San Francisco Bay Area say they are sticking to their plans to build new stadiums despite the soft economy. The management of the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A's and San Jose Earthquakes told the San Jose Mercury News that the credit crunch is expected to make the financing of their respective projects more difficult. That raises the question of whether or not cash-strapped city governments will be asked to pony up additional funding if the teams can't raise the...

2008-08-06 12:00:07

By Elise Ackerman, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Aug. 6--More than a third of Yahoo's shareholders signaled their opposition to Jerry Yang's re-election to the board of directors, the company said Tuesday, far higher than originally reported and a stinging rebuke to his leadership of the Internet giant. After questions about the election of board members were raised by its largest shareholder, the company said a vote-counting error significantly underreported the opposition to Yang and...

2008-07-27 15:00:21

By Frank Michael Russell, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 27--Here's some news you may have missed last week, based on staff and wire reports. Monday This should make for some exciting board meetings: After months of drama (and accusations) over the possibility that Redmond, Wash., software giant Microsoft would acquire all or part of Yahoo, the Sunnyvale Internet content powerhouse reached a truce with dissident shareholder Carl Icahn. The activist investor agreed to drop his...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'