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2010-10-01 07:00:00

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of Omaha, proud sponsor of life's aha moments (SM), today announced the launch of an online survey inviting people to vote for their favorite aha moments of the year. The top vote getters will become commercials for the company's 2011 national broadcast advertising campaign, which will debut early next year. More than 1,000 uplifting stories were recorded during the company's recently completed four month, 25-city national tour. From those, 75...

2010-09-13 10:56:00

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Omaha Steaks, The Official Sponsor of Tailgating, today named football great Ndamukong Suh as the company spokesman for tailgating. Suh, a rookie defensive tackle for the NFL's Detroit Lions, was the number two overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, following an award-winning college football career where he was recognized as one of the most decorated defensive players in the history of the sport. In his new role as a spokesman for Omaha Steaks'...

2010-08-14 21:04:00

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- One local oil change business is going to the dogs - and cats. Sixteen years after Jiffy Lube first came to the area, it recently invested nearly $1 million in a new look and efforts to enhance customer service. To celebrate, Jiffy Lube franchisee Heartland Automotive Services Inc. is having a grand re-opening of its Omaha and Lincoln stores and partnering with the local Humane Society. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100814/CG50682...

2010-08-09 08:55:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK - 12 and adult education assessment solutions, has been awarded the Archdiocese of Omaha Benchmark Assessment Program contract. The announcement was made following a year of research by a committee comprising administrators from the rural and metro schools and members of the Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Schools Office. Beginning in October 2010, TerraNova(TM), Third Edition (TerraNova 3) will be the...

2010-08-02 13:08:00

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Omaha Steaks today announced a Hole in One golf promotion, inviting golfers nationwide to "tee it up" for the chance to win free Omaha Steaks Filet Mignons. During the month of August, any golfer achieving an ace on a hole of at least 150 yards scored on a golf course located in the United States, is invited to submit their hole in one certificate or signed score card to Omaha Steaks to receive a complimentary box of 4 (6 oz.) Omaha Steaks Filet Mignons....

2010-07-02 12:40:00

OMAHA, Neb., July 2 /PRNewswire/ --Heartland Automotive Services, Inc., the largest franchisee of Jiffy Lube Stores in the country, has announced a plan to relocate its corporate office to Dallas, TX. Heartland Automotive operates nearly 400 locations within 17 markets across the country. Efficient accessibility to all markets was a key factor in the decision to relocate the corporate office to the Dallas area with the DFW airport located minutes from the office complex. The Dallas area...

2010-06-17 11:30:00

PITTSBURGH, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that will place HM Insurance Group among the largest employer stop loss carriers in the U.S., it was announced today that HM Life Insurance Company has reached an agreement with Mutual of Omaha to acquire its employer stop loss line of business for an undisclosed amount. "This acquisition will strengthen HM's leadership position in the stop loss market," said Michael W. Sullivan, President and COO of HM Insurance Group, a Highmark Company. "The...

2010-05-20 10:13:00

OMAHA, Neb., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grilling season is quickly approaching and mouths will soon be watering for a delicious hot dog. In fact, at least 65 percent of Americans agree that barbeques and summer picnics are incomplete without hot dogs, according to a recent national survey conducted by the hot dog experts at Hebrew National®, a brand of ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG) one of North America's leading food makers. Additionally, 70 percent of respondents...

2010-03-12 11:48:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking viewers on extraordinary adventures all around the world through the majesty of high definition, MUTUAL OF OMAHA'S WILD KINGDOM, one of television's longest running series, is back for its eighth season. Beginning on Sunday, April 4, at 7 PM (ET/PT), viewers will once again be treated to the awe and splendor of the natural world in this landmark series. This year, each new episode will take viewers into the lives of creatures around...

2010-02-22 09:42:00

First Student Drivers and Monitors Unite to Drive Up Standards WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Student school bus drivers and monitors in Council Bluffs, Iowa, have voted to join the Teamsters Union, seeking respect, fair wages and affordable health care. There are 83 workers in the bargaining unit. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "We are so pumped. I can't tell you how happy we are," said Ariel Bloom, a 10-year driver in Council...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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