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2009-06-08 15:05:00

LOS ANGELES, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smiley Group, Inc. is sad to announce the passing earlier today of its longtime executive team member, Sheryl A. Flowers. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090608/DC29356 ) Flowers, 42, was Director of Communications at TSG and the longtime Executive Producer of The Tavis Smiley Show on public radio. Flowers was the executive most responsible for the success of the radio show for its three years on National Public Radio (NPR)...

2009-05-20 09:00:00

Microsoft becomes the exhibit's official technology sponsor and relaunches http://americaiam.org. REDMOND, Wash., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that it is the official technology sponsor for Tavis Smiley's America I AM: The African American Imprint exhibition, which opens in Atlanta next month as part of its four-year mobile tour. Along with making a software and cash donation, Microsoft has committed to relaunching the new America I AM Web site,...

2009-02-22 16:23:50

Police in Costa Mesa, Calif., say they have arrested Slade Smiley, who appeared on the TV series Real Housewives of Orange County, on a $10,000 warrant. Lt. Clay Epperson said Smiley, 38, is facing a civil contempt charge, The Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Saturday. Details regarding the warrant used in Friday's arrest were not released, but civil contempt typically involves missing payments for court fees such as child support costs, the newspaper said. Smiley was booked into...

2009-02-22 13:12:03

Stage actor Simon Russell Beale says he is excited to play the fictional spy George Smiley in a series of radio plays set to debut in Britain. Beale said he admires author John le Carre for his eight novels featuring the cold war intelligence officer that will now be featured as BBC radio plays, The Sunday Times of London reported. The broadcasts will begin in May, providing 20 hours of air time telling Smiley's thrilling adventures. Le Carre's Smiley character also was featured in two BBC TV...

2008-12-15 16:33:00

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- E. Heather Smiley has joined MassMutual's Retirement Services Division as vice president, marketing communications, effective December 15. Ms. Smiley most recently served as senior vice president of marketing communications for Fidelity Investments based in Boston, Mass., where she held a number of senior leadership roles during her 11-year tenure. In her new role, Ms. Smiley will lead MassMutual Retirement Services Division's marketing...

2008-12-12 15:03:46

A Russian businessman's attempt to cash in on the smiley face symbol was frowned upon by Russia's patent service Rospatent Friday. Rospatent rejected Oleg Teterin's claim that he could license the smiley face icon and demand royalties from its use, Novosti reported. Teterin registered the trademark for his mobile phone company Superphone, Russian Infocenter reported. But, the smiley does not identify the company and cannot be used as its trademark and cannot be registered as such, a Rospatent...

2008-08-10 21:00:19

DENTURE-wearing bachelor Jason Morton, 55, of Scunthorpe, Lincs, has collected more than 100 types of toothpaste from all over the world. (c) 2008 People, The; London. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-03 09:00:14

County fair adds to star potential Organizers of the Southampton County Fair have a track record of signing potential stars to appear at their relatively low-budget fair. Those who have been with the event for 20 years or more credit a good relationship with an agent who can spot talent - and a little luck. Often the fair books acts up to a year in advance. By the time the performers mount the fair's stage, they are well on their way to becoming country music stars - such as Ty Herndon...

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2008-06-16 13:00:00

Young children show evidence of smart and flexible behavior early in life "“ even though they don't really know what they're doing, new research suggests.In a series of experiments, scientists tested how well 4- and 5-year-olds were able to rely on different types of information to choose objects in a group.  In some situations, they were asked to choose objects based on color and in some cases based on shape.Results showed children could be trained to choose correctly, but still...

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2007-09-18 03:00:00

By DANIEL LOVERING PITTSBURGH - It was a serious contribution to the electronic lexicon. :-) Twenty-five years ago, Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman says, he was the first to use three keystrokes - a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis - as a horizontal "smiley face" in a computer message. To mark the anniversary Wednesday, Fahlman and his colleagues are starting an annual student contest for innovation in technology-assisted, person-to-person communication....