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2009-03-03 16:00:00

Penguins, fish, sharks and more now on hospital's PackardVisionsystem PALO ALTO, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bedtime Bingo. The Forever Young Zone. Special movie nights. Just a few of the reasons Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is known for its extraordinarily kid-friendly environment. Now, with the launch of a "live" video channel devoted to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, the hospital is offering kids and their families a Northern California first. Through the...

2008-10-29 21:00:12

Singer and convicted British child molester Gary Glitter is expected to be paid about $164,000 in royalties for a song used in a commercial. The computer company Hewlett Packard used Joan Jett's 1982 cover version of Glitter's 1973 song "Do You Wanna Touch Me" to promote its TouchSmart television; however, Glitter was not paid royalties, the Daily Telegraph said. The 64-year-old performer returned to England in August after serving more than two years in a Vietnamese prison for sexually...

2008-10-15 12:00:33

Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project: WHAT: The Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project is hosting a special event to unveil its design plans for the new Stanford Hospital and expansion of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The designs will be presented by renowned architects Rafael Vinoly of Rafael Vinoly Architects for Stanford Hospital, and William Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. ------- WHO: Featured speakers...

2008-10-07 18:00:34

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- It started as a pilot project to help transport a few patients and families. Now, 6000 rides later, the Care-a-Van for Kids department at Packard Children's Hospital is celebrating the success of 10 years of continuous community service to families who need transportation to hospital appointments. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/AQTU563) Providing free rides to families is a challenge, but a happy one. "We work hard to find...

2008-10-01 21:00:09

By ; wire Kaiperm Federal Credit Union of Oakland has been bought, marking the latest takeover of an East Bay credit union that was struggling financially. Chicago-based Alliant Credit Union took control of Kaiperm Federal in a deal that ensures the 18,000 Kaiper members will receive uninterrupted service. Kaiperm was liquidated after federal regulators determined the credit union was "insolvent and had no prospects of restoring viable operations." Through the first six months of 2008,...

2008-09-16 09:00:26

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday it plans to slash 24,600 jobs over the next three years, nearly 8 percent of its work force, as it combines operations with Electronic Data Systems Corp., the technology-services company it recently acquired. The cuts represent the Palo Alto-based company's most aggressive move yet to streamline its operations under Chief Executive Mark Hurd, who engineered the $13.9 billion acquisition to challenge IBM Corp. for more of the lucrative,...

2008-09-12 06:00:21

By Stuart Elliott For years, MTV has been bringing together eclectic groups of young adults to live together in loftlike spaces on the series "The Real World." Now, with the backing of a major technology marketer, the network has gathered 16 youthful creative types in a loft in New York for a contest that can be watched on TV or online. Beginning Monday, the Viacom unit MTV and its mtvU channel, which is aimed at college and university students, will join forces with Hewlett-Packard to...

2008-09-01 21:00:33

By WILLOREMUS PALO ALTO, Calif. - The professional staff at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital can care for, watch over, even cure their young patients, but there's something they can't do that teenage volunteer Katie Chabolla can: Trick out the kids' shoes with the coolest hand- painted designs. Hollywood movies, rock'n'roll bands, sports stars - anything a kid can be a fan of, the 17-year-old from Alamo, Calif., can splash in full color on a pair of canvas Vans kicks. You're a...

2008-08-27 21:00:21

By COURTNEY SHERWOOD Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to lay off 17 Vancouver employees, effective mid-October, company officials told the Washington Employment Security Department this week. The news likely comes as relief to HP's more than 1,000 local employees, who design, engineer and market inkjet printers and have been hearing rumors for months about much deeper cuts. Workers at a sister site in Corvallis, Ore., received layoff notices last week, and HP officials said that as many as 300...

2008-08-20 12:00:52

U.S. stock indexes were down Wednesday morning as oil prices rose overnight and Hewlett-Packard turned in a positive financial report. Crude oil rose slightly to $114.90 per barrel. But, investors were encouraged by a third fiscal quarter report from Hewlett-Packard, showing earnings up 11 percent, The Wall Street Journal reported. In midmorning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was off 45.68 points, down 0.4 percent to 11,302.87. The Nasdaq was down 5.17 points, or 0.22 percent,...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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