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2011-05-03 11:00:00

DALLAS, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Morning News' recent Publisher's Statement(*) filed with the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC)(** )for the six-month period ended March 31, 2011, reported total average circulation of 404,951 Monday-Friday, 698,667 Weekend and 375,100 Sunday, representing +1.3%, +1.5% and +.6% increases, respectively, compared to the six-month period ended March 31, 2010. The figures above include branded editions within The Dallas Morning News'...

2010-12-25 11:10:00

DALLAS, Dec. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Morning News has named Rick Perry as its 2010 Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year. The newspaper's Editorial Board cited the governor for peerless political instincts that won him an unprecedented third four-year term as Texas governor and catapulted him onto the national stage. An editorial in editions of Sunday, December 26 pointed out that the newspaper has differed with many of Perry's policies and recommended his opponents in this...

2009-10-26 14:51:00

DALLAS, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Morning News, the flagship subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC), has adopted a business model that is gaining traction as the company adapts to a rapidly changing media environment. The new approach shifts and diversifies revenues and ensures robust, valuable content that appeals to loyal subscribers, who are an attractive audience for advertisers. The new model incorporates several inter-related elements: (1) a carefully measured step...

2009-10-13 07:00:00

Exhibit "Forgotten Gateway" to Highlight the Galveston History as a Port of Entry and Immigrants Who Shaped the American History GALVESTON, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moody Gardens is looking for area residents with ties to the immigrants who came to the U.S. through Galveston. Those descendant families are encouraged to share Galveston immigration stories and historical artifacts toward the new traveling exhibit Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston...

2009-04-06 07:30:00

DALLAS, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of cost-cutting measures previously announced by parent company A. H. Belo Corporation, The Dallas Morning News is beginning today a company-wide reduction in force. The majority of the actions will take place today and tomorrow. As A. H. Belo stated in January, this initiative will affect approximately 500 jobs across all of its properties, but numbers for the individual companies were not disclosed. "Our company continues to face unprecedented...

2008-09-17 09:05:00

Some areas of Texas hit by Hurricane Ike may be without electricity for several weeks, utility officials said. Meanwhile, city officials in hard-hit Galveston, Texas, suspended their look-and-leave policy that allowed residents to return to check on their homes, The Galveston County Daily News reported CenterPoint Energy officials said up to half of its customers in Houston and surrounding areas may be without power for up to a week, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday. The company...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'