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2011-01-20 18:53:00

PHOENIX, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donald Barlett and James Steele, two acclaimed investigative journalists, will be honored for distinguished achievement at the 48th annual national conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers April 7-9. Barlett and Steele will receive the Society's highest honor, the Distinguished Achievement Award, at ceremonies in Dallas, announced Greg McCune, chair of the selection committee. The two have worked together for more...

2011-01-20 11:46:00

CHESTER, Pa., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Power Home Remodeling Group (formerly Power Windows and Siding(TM)), the nation's fourth largest home remodeling company, was named one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Greater Philadelphia area by Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine. Under the leadership of CEO and Founding Partner Jeff Kaliner, the company has experienced a phenomenal three-year growth of 367 percent even through the economic downturn. In 2011, Power will expand into three...

2010-12-21 16:54:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Stan Wischnowski has been named editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, effective immediately. Wischnowski has been serving as Acting Editor since October 8 when the Philadelphia Media Network (PMN) completed its acquisition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com. "As Acting Editor, Stan exhibited the leadership and news judgment required to manage the dominant newspaper serving the fourth largest media market in the...

2010-10-08 08:34:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia Media Network today completed its acquisition of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, enabling the newspapers and web site to formally emerge from federal bankruptcy. The sale brings a successful close to the arduous 20-month long bankruptcy proceeding, overseen by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Raslavich, which began when former owners Philadelphia Newspapers LLC filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in February 2009...

2010-04-30 09:03:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Newsweek President and Worldwide Publisher Greg Osberg was named today to become the new Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the entity that will operate the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, pending approval of the sale of the company in federal Bankruptcy Court. Osberg, 52, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, graduated from Conestoga High School in 1975, and started his professional career at Chilton...

2010-02-23 13:16:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the nation involved in two wars and facing continuing threats of terrorism, USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy presents TOP SECRET TALKS, a timely examination of the tension between the government's need for secrecy and the public's right to know, in conjunction with the New York production of Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers. "We hope that the series of Top Secret Talks will engage New Yorkers...

2010-02-10 19:13:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- - Brian Tierney, Publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer and CEO of the Philadelphia Daily News, issued the following statement in regard to road closings in Pennsylvania and New Jersey: "I am urgently reaching out to the Governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, urging them to allow Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News delivery trucks and their drivers, who have already left their homes for the printing plant, to have access to the roads...

2010-02-04 12:06:00

NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Allmenus.com and philly.com have partnered to launch a new digital web service called "Allmenus on philly.com," dedicated exclusively to promoting and supporting Philadelphia-area restaurants. This new offering presents Allmenus.com's vast local content and functionality within philly.com's robust "Restaurants & Food" section. The result is an online superpower of regional restaurant menus, online ordering and an exclusive "Dining...

2009-10-26 10:10:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- TRIBUNE365 National Solutions Group, the multi-platform sales organization of Tribune Company, today announced the debut of LX365 Luxury Media Network, a partnership of leading major-market media properties targeting affluent and locally-engaged audiences in key upscale markets across the U.S. The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle and Houston Chronicle have joined with current network members Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Sun Sentinel...

2009-10-24 17:27:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Tammy McLeod of Los Angeles, California, was crowned the U.S. Sudoku Champion today at the third-annual Philadelphia Inquirer Sudoku National Championship in Philadelphia. McLeod won the championship by solving an advanced puzzle in a time of 7 minutes; 41 seconds and took home a $10,000 cash prize. In addition to the $10,000 first place cash prize, McLeod earned a spot on the U.S. World Sudoku Team and will compete in the Fifth Annual World...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • 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.
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