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2013-11-13 12:29:47

ROBINSON, Ill., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 1,553 acres of Crawford County land - most of it productive cropland - will sell at auction Thursday, Dec. 12, with Murray Wise Associates managing the sale. The land includes 1,273 contiguous acres of tillable cropland, as well as 198 acres of recreational land with frontage on the Embarras River. "We're excited to be selling this land for the Townsend Trust. The family has patiently acquired the land and put this...

2013-09-25 12:21:09

New $3.7 Million Freight Operations Center in Robinson to Increase Local Capacity, Add Jobs ROBINSON, Texas, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking company and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced a major expansion for central Texas and surrounding communities with plans to build a new, state-of-the-art, 48-door, 18,870-square-foot freight service center in the city of Robinson. (Logo:...

2013-04-09 12:25:42

ATLANTA, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 15 every year, players across Major League Baseball wear the number 42 to honor the late Jackie Robinson, the man who broke baseball's color barrier on that date in 1947. As part of that celebration, Bounce TV, the nation's first-ever broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor the baseball legend by premiering The Jackie Robinson Story, starring Robinson himself, on the eve of Jackie Robinson Day, Sunday, April 14 at 10:00 pm...

2013-03-28 08:24:51

ROBINSON SIGNED TO LABEL BY GRAMMY®-WINNING SONGWRITER DAVID FOSTER LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary Motown icon and Grammy(®) award-winning songwriter, Smokey Robinson, has signed a record deal with Verve Music Group. Robinson was signed to the label by its Chairman, David Foster, to release his 29(th) career LP, a special duets album, due out this coming fall. The album will also be guided by highly regarded A&R executive, Jay Landers. In...

2012-04-25 06:23:08

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rival Sports Group, an emerging firm in the sports industry, signs Thomas Robinson, former Kansas University star power forward. Robinson, a unanimous first team All American, is expected to be a top three pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. "Coach Self and the entire coaching staff along with Kansas University have done an excellent job in making Thomas the most NBA ready player in the draft and we are excited to be a big part of this process,"...

2011-03-15 05:00:00

NEW YORK, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) celebrated its 38th year with a star-studded gala at the Waldorf=Astoria on March 7, 2011. Attracting more than 1,000 supporters and over $1.4 million in donations, the Annual Awards Dinner paid tribute to those who embody the humanitarian ideals of Jackie Robinson and who helped raise money for the Foundation's premiere minority scholarship and mentoring program. Once again hosted by legendary entertainer Bill...

2011-02-10 11:21:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 5W Public Relations, one of the 15 largest independent PR agencies in the U.S., today announced the addition of the Jackie Robinson Foundation to its client roster. The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a not-for profit organization founded in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson through the advancement of higher education among underserved populations. Uniquely, JRF provides generous four-year college scholarships in...

2009-09-17 13:08:44

The Houston Texans have fined cornerback Dunta Robinson $25,000 for a shoe stunt in Sunday's season-opener against the New York Jets, ESPN reported. Robinson, the team's franchise player, put a Pay me Rick message on his shoes, aimed at General Manager Rick Smith. The six-year veteran is upset about Smith's refusal to sign him to a long-term contract and makes $10 million this season. I knew it was coming, Robinson told reporters after Wednesday's practice. He said he spoke with Smith this...

2009-06-04 12:41:50

U.S. author Marilynne Robinson was presented with the Orange Prize for Fiction for her third novel, Home, during a ceremony at London's Royal Festival Hall. A previous winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her 2004 book Gilead, Robinson Wednesday beat five other female fiction writers from around the world for the Orange honor, which included a $48,000 cash prize, the BBC said. Fi Glover, chair of judges, described Home as a kind, wise, enriching novel that was exquisitely crafted. We were...

2009-01-30 10:30:00

Buffalo, New York Based Headwear Manufacturer to Make Significant Investment in Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship and Mentoring Program New Era to Donate to the Jackie Robinson Foundation $1 of Each Cap Sold at New Era Flagship Stores and New Era Website During February NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation celebrates what would have been the 90th birthday of pioneering baseball and civil rights legend Jackie Robinson (January 31, 2009), New Era has unveiled a new partnership...