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2009-10-29 12:34:00

Says Advocacy Group's Findings on Investment Ignore Key Inputs WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford said today in a new PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE that a recent Free Press report on telecom investment and net neutrality is "flimsy and self-serving," ignoring important considerations that affect investment decisions and demonstrating a lack of competence in empirical analysis. Dr. Ford notes that Free Press rebuts its own studies by...

2009-10-26 12:40:00

DETROIT, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News each improved their national rankings based on circulation volumes according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation's FAS-FAX report issued today. The Free Press improved from the 20th largest daily newspaper in the country to 17th with an average daily circulation of 269,729. The Detroit News improved four spots from the 50th largest newspaper in the country to 46th with an average daily circulation of 167,849. The...

2008-12-08 16:56:00

DETROIT, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Ashenfelter and The Detroit Free Press met the highest ethical standards in reporting the Justice Department's 2004 internal investigation of former Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Convertino. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/CLW096LOGO ) To hold public officials accountable, reporters sometimes must use confidential sources and documents to bring important information to the...

2008-12-05 08:36:00

DETROIT, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Today and again Monday, December 8, the Detroit Free Press will distribute 1,000 copies of a front page editorial urging Congress to pass legislation for government-backed loans for Detroit automakers. These copies will be delivered door-to-door to almost 800 Congressional offices. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/CLW096LOGO ) Paul Anger, Editor and Vice President, news for the Detroit Free Press, said, "The Free Press has...

2008-11-10 15:10:00

DETROIT, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Free Press is providing a new forum for student journalists at 14 Detroit high schools to house their works. It's called FreepHigh.com . "We wanted to take our high school journalism program to a new height by adding an online component," said program coordinator Erin L. Hill. "It's not enough to know how to write well. Students need to take photos, shoot videos and submit stories for the Web from their cars if they have to." The Web site for the...

2008-08-06 12:00:48

By Tanner Kent, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Aug. 6--progress. Released T u e s d a y night, the state's annual a d e q u a t e yearly progress report is tied to the federal No Child Left Behind Act and is a measure of student achievement based on the MCA-II tests, which students take in the spring. Indicators include graduation and test-participation rates, but most of the focus is on proficiency rates in reading and math. The goal of No Child Left Behind and AYP is to ensure 100...

2008-08-06 12:00:48

By Tanner Kent, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Aug. 6--For several years now, area educators and admin-istrators have been warning that eventually all schools will be on the list of those not making adequate yearly progress. And the numbers, slowly but gradually, are proving them right. In 2006, about threefourths of all Minnesota schools made AYP. In 2007, the percentage dipped to 62. This year, about 50 percent of schools made AYP. With No Child Left Behind's stated goal of...

2008-08-04 09:00:50

By Tanner Kent, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Aug. 4--Five years ago, Keith Klein retired after 25 years as superintendent of the Pelican Rapids School District. Since then, Klein has served as interim superintendent in the Barnesville School District; interim superintendent in the St. Clair School District; and now, interim superintendent for United South Central. In addition, Klein and a handful of fellow retired administrators run a consulting firm that advises school districts in...

2008-08-02 09:00:14

By Mark Fischenich, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Aug. 2--Approximately 200 trees planted by school children this spring as part of a community -- wide effort to attack global warming were felled this summer by a power mower driven by a North Mankato parks worker. " The trees were accidentally mowed over by a seasonal employee," said North Mankato City Administrator Wendell Sande. "It was just failure to communicate." The foot-tall cottonwood and maple saplings were planted on a...

2008-07-29 03:00:00

By David Anderson, The Free Press, Kinston, N.C. Jul. 29--A raccoon killed by two local dogs last week has tested positive for rabies, county officials reported Monday. It is the first confirmed cased of rabies in Lenoir County this year, Health Director Joey Huff said. There were no confirmed cases in 2007. "Any time we get a rabies case, we always let the public know because it's out there and people just need to be aware of it," Dr. Ray Randall of Kinston's Riverbank Animal Hospital...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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