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2010-01-22 11:10:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based SingleHop, Inc., a provider of dedicated servers and complex hosting solutions, today announced that they will be contributing $10,000 to aid and relief efforts in Haiti, an island nation still suffering in the wake of the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck on January 12th. SingleHop's relief contribution includes a matching funds initiative, and the company will match any donations to their aid package made by SingleHop employees...

2010-01-19 14:26:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, President Obama asked former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to help raise funds for the immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts in Haiti. In a television PSA released by the Ad Council today, the two Presidents encourage all Americans to donate to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF), which will help those who are most in need of food, water, shelter, medical care and support....

2009-09-23 08:33:00

*Releases Latest Report on the State of the World's Girls* WARWICK, R.I., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plan USA's "Commitment to Action" media project for girls in West Africa will be given special recognition at the 5th Annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 in New York City. The project, "Vocational Skills and Media Training for Adolescent Girls," --part of Plan's own global Because I am a Girl initiative--will be one of seven announced...

2009-08-27 09:00:00

Former President Will Address Issues of HIV/AIDS and Homelessness CHICAGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago House & Social Service Agency, the first organization in the Midwest to provide housing and support for people living with HIV and AIDS, will host their first ever Speaker Series Luncheon on November 11, 2009, welcoming President Bill Clinton as the keynote speaker. The luncheon will feature a speech from President Clinton, followed by a Q&A session inclusive of...

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2009-08-07 14:10:00

A Kenyan man said he is offering 40 goats and 20 cows for the hand in marriage of Chelsea Clinton, Bill and Hillary Clinton's only daughter. Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor, 39, first made the offer when then-President Bill Clinton visited Africa in 2000. He said he is renewing his offer of livestock to trade for marriage to Chelsea Clinton, CNN reported Friday. Chepkurgor said he reiterated his offer after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was questioned about the proposal at a Nairobi town hall...

2009-01-27 07:30:00

ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Social activists are all around us. Successful businessmen who turn the full weight of their influence and financial power to the cause of enacting social justice and alleviating poverty are something altogether different. In his new book, "If Not Me, Then Who?" (published by iUniverse), author, businessman and activist E. Cabell Brand recounts over four decades of work with the disenfranchised and how each individual can do their part. Cabell Brand has...

2009-01-03 15:49:10

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi will headline a fundraiser for future U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton aimed at reducing her electoral debt, organizers say. The Manhattan event scheduled for Jan. 15 at Town Hall will feature the Destination Anywhere rocker as well as an appearance by Clinton's husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the New York Daily News reported Friday. The Thank you, Hillary: A Salute to Hillary Clinton event is intended to raise money for Clinton, the U.S. senator from...

2008-10-06 09:15:00

A man steals a credential, sneaks into the White House, and while there gets a job working as a volunteer, before becoming a homeless heroin addict, going to prison, and getting clean. Yes, it is a true story. YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMjyVusdiFI Department of -E- Productions announces the production of the one man play-monologue: "Sex, Drugs, Clinton & Me," at Manhattan's Kraine Theater for a six-week run beginning Tuesday, October 14th at 8:00 PM. It is written...

2008-09-19 15:00:33

By Sally Hogarty ONSTAGE THEATRE in Pleasant Hill begins its 31st season with Mark Dunn's "Helen's Most Favorite Day." The romantic comedy takes place at a small town's summer carnival, where Helen meets and falls in love with a carnie worker who saved her and her sister from disaster on top of the Ferris wheel many years before. A magic wish dooms Helen to repeat the best day of her life forever unless she can be rescued by those nearest and dearest to her. Directed by Helen Means, the...

2008-09-12 06:00:26

By Margot Abbott VALLEY TIMES THE NINTH ANNUAL Eugene O'Neill Festival begins Thursday, Sept. 18. Last week I talked at length about this year's honoree, the late actor Paul Robeson, but didn't give you proper information about the festival. It opens at the Village Theatre, 233 Front St., with a posthumous presentation of the Tao House Award to Robeson. There will be a video presentation and a musical performance by baritone Lawrence Beaten. Beaten, who claims Robeson was a major...