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2010-10-26 10:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anders Gyllenhaal, the senior vice president and executive editor of The Miami Herald who has led three McClatchy newsrooms over his career, today was named vice president, news and Washington editor by The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI). His appointment is effective Nov. 1. Gyllenhaal, 59, has been The Miami Herald's executive editor since 2007. From 2002 to 2007, he served as editor and senior vice president at the Star Tribune in...

2009-06-29 12:44:33

The chief executive of a U.S. Christian broadcaster is building a new, $4 million home even as he has been cutting jobs, records indicate. David Cerullo, chief executive of Inspiration Networks of Charlotte, N.C., is constructing one of the priciest homes in western South Carolina even though workers at the broadcaster have been laid off, wages have been frozen and office thermostats have been turned up to save money, the Charlotte Observer reported Monday. Real estate records show Cerullo's...

2008-12-04 17:24:59

Former Wake Forest and NBA star Rodney Rogers has been left paralyzed following an all-terrain vehicle accident, the Raleigh News & Observer reported. His college coach, Dave Odom, Wednesday told The News and Observer newspaper in Raleigh, N.C., that Rogers is paralyzed from the shoulders down following last week's accident. The newspaper said a North Carolina Highway Patrol report said Rogers was riding in the woods in rural Vance County, N.C., when he fell off the vehicle. The Durham,...

2008-08-07 06:00:37

By The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 7--RALEIGH -- The Wake County school board has demoted the suspended principal of Knightdale Elementary School. Michael S. Williams, 36, will become an assistant principal at Wakefield High School in North Raleigh. School officials say Williams, who has been suspended with pay since July 14, had asked to be reassigned. Retired Principal Judy Dudley will become Knightdale Elementary's interim principal. School officials won't say why...

2008-08-07 06:00:00

By John Murawski, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 7--A global boom in text messaging and other data traffic boosted Tekelec's second-quarter profit, helping the company beat Wall Street analysts' expectations. The Morrisville telecommunications gear maker reported Wednesday that net income was $15.7 million from continuing operations. Second-quarter income last year was $3.8 million. Backed by a healthy backlog of orders, Tekelec predicts it will earn between 82 cents and...

2008-08-07 06:00:27

By Phillip Crook, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 7--RALEIGH -- For the competitor who neither triumphs nor comes in last, there is the gratuitous "participation" ribbon. That's the ribbon Theatre in the Park deserves for taking a chance on "Give It Up, Turn It Loose," a locally written play that fails to make an impression beyond the four walls of its black-box theater. For an hour and a half, the show simply subsists without much to hate and even less to love. Written by...

2008-08-06 18:00:37

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 6--CHAPEL HILL -- Two Triangle health care facilities have received awards for not giving new mothers gift bags from infant formula companies. UNC Health Care stopped distributing the bags in late June. The Women's Birth and Wellness Center in Chapel Hill never gave away the bags. The Golden Bow Awards are from the nonprofit N.C. Breast-feeding Coalition, a group of lactation consultants, nurses and other women's...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.