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2014-02-13 23:04:13

On Monday, Newsday reported the Medford Multicare Center, a Medford nursing home, was accused of endangering the residents of its facility, with "5,000 incidents and accidents were reported in the past six years" and bringing about the death of one resident. Uniondale, NY (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Newsday reported on February 11, 2014 ("AG: $60M 'looted' from Medford nursing home; patient's death cited") that on Monday, the Medford Multicare Center, a...

2011-07-25 14:57:00

NEW YORK, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Newsday media critic and well-known humorist Marvin Kitman has joined Investor Uprising as a regular contributor. Kitman will share his unique perspectives on a wide range of topics, including the manipulation of the media and government by Rupert Murdoch and his son, James. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110725/NY41065LOGO) In the second of two posts on the News Corporation phone hacking scandal, Kitman examines the...

2011-01-12 00:01:33

Optimum Customers Receive Free Access To News 12, Newsday.com And MSG Varsity (including News 12 Interactive and MSGV Interactive) Bethpage, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) January 11, 2011 Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is celebrating day five of the "11 Days of Optimum Value to Kick Off 2011" promotion by spotlighting the comprehensive array of unique local news and information Optimum customers receive -- News 12 Networks, newsday.com and MSG Varsity. These valuable news and information...

2009-10-01 14:48:48

The 47-year-old Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service came to an end with a seemingly amicable divorce, two newspaper executives said. The news service with more than 600 clients was dissolved without a specific reason given, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Boisfeuillet Jones Jr., vice chairman of the Post Co., said, the news business and our newsrooms have evolved "¦ we felt at this time it made sense for us to proceed separately. Los Angeles Times publisher Eddy...

2009-08-16 11:48:11

Thousands of people flocked to Bethel, N.Y., to honor the 40th anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival, observers said. Newsday reported Sunday that among the individuals gathered in Bethel on Saturday to remember the 1969 festival were Rich Walka of Bayville, N.Y., and Lorraine Lapinski of New Hyde Park, N.Y., who each had their own memories of the historic event. You know what brought us up here? Walka, 58, said of the first Woodstock Festival that began on Aug. 15 1969. Peace and...

2009-06-08 21:13:11

Roy Boe, the original owner of the NHL New York Islanders who also owned the NBA New York Nets, has died in Connecticut, the Islanders said Monday. He was 79. Boe died Sunday in Bridgeport, his daughter, Susan Boe, told Newsday. Cause of death was not disclosed but Susan Boe said it was unrelated to her father's battle with esophageal cancer in the 1990s, the newspaper said. On behalf of the New York Islanders organization we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the entire Boe...

2009-05-11 13:16:15

Suffolk County officials said Canon USA was now satisfied with government incentives and would move its headquarters to Melville if the plan is approved. The company closed its Melville construction office this winter, telling the Long Island Business News it had not yet been informed about any decision regarding Empire Zone funding, a program that provides tax-related business incentives, Newsday reported Monday. The state's contribution, however, came in under expectations because only 20...

2009-04-22 11:28:28

Kelly Breslin, the daughter of journalist and author Jimmy Breslin, has died at the age of 44, a spokeswoman for New York's Bellevue Hospital Center said. The New York Post said Breslin died Tuesday night after collapsing early Friday at a Manhattan restaurant where she had been celebrating a friend's birthday. Kelly Breslin's family told the newspaper she choked while eating at L'Express. Paramedics who were called to the scene found she wasn't breathing, gave her CPR and then took her to...

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.'