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2008-07-07 18:00:00

By Zap2It, Chicago Jul. 7--NBC Universal and two partners said Sunday that they had reached a deal to buy the Weather Channel from Landmark Communications Inc., ending a drawn-out process that had attracted interest from several major media companies. The purchase price was about $3.5 billion, according to a person who asked not to be identified because the terms weren't made public. The channel will be operated as a separate entity based in Atlanta, and management will be provided by...

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2008-07-07 12:10:00

NBC Universal announced on Sunday that they plan to finalize a deal soon to buy The Weather Channel from Landmark Communications Inc. A source close to the matter said the purchase price was $3.5 billion. Norfolk, Va.-based Landmark put The Weather Channel up for sale in January along with its other businesses, which include The Virginian-Pilot and eight other daily newspapers. No announcement has yet been made about the newspaper sales, which are continuing on a separate track. Other media...

2008-07-07 09:00:11

By Philip Walzer, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 7--NORFOLK -- Landmark Communications Inc. of Norfolk has agreed to sell The Weather Channel Cos. to a consortium of NBC Universal and two private equity firms, the companies announced Sunday. Neither Landmark nor NBC disclosed the price. But people close to the negotiations said NBC and its partners, Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group, offered about $3.5 billion. Decker Anstrom, Landmark's president and chief operating...

2008-07-06 18:00:03

By Philip Walzer, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 6--NORFOLK -- Landmark Communications Inc. of Norfolk has agreed to sell The Weather Channel Cos. to a consortium of NBC Universal and two private equity firms, the companies announced Sunday. Neither Landmark nor NBC disclosed the price. But people close to the negotiations said NBC and its partners, Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group, offered about $3.5 billion. Decker Anstrom, Landmark's president and chief operating...

2008-06-14 18:00:12

NBC Universal is in talks to buy the Weather Channel and bring the U.S. cable channel into its broadening media empire, analysts say. Analyst Larry Gerbrandt said if the consortium of NBC and the private equity firms Blackstone Group and Bain Capital are able to acquire the Landmark Communications Inc. media property, it would be quite the purchase for the network, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. This is one of those unique assets that you can't create from scratch, Gerbrandt...

2006-12-03 06:00:12

By Jennifer Thomas, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Dec. 3--FERGUSON TOWNSHIP -- Today, the weather business is about a lot more than just accurately predicting rain, snow or sunshine. These days it's about providing consumers specialized, localized television channels, Internet offerings and cell phone forecasts, said Joel Myers, founder and CEO of State College-based AccuWeather. "They want their local weather, and they want it in as many forms as possible," he said. In...

2006-07-20 08:56:03

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Temperatures will average above normal in most of the United States in August, extending what has been the warmest year on record so far, the U.S. National Weather Service said on Thursday. "We've had record average warmth in 2006, and the outlook for August is above-normal for much of the country," said Edward O'Lenic, meteorologist for the NWS. The heat in August will be focused on the southern and central parts of the country, with temperatures well-above...

2005-08-30 13:01:54

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Several U.S. weather and news Web sites were deluged by heavy traffic as hordes of people went online seeking emergency information and news on Hurricane Katrina, which battered the U.S. Gulf Coast. Weather.com was largely unavailable from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. EDT on Sunday night (2200 GMT Sunday to 0115 GMT Monday), as the storm was approaching its Louisiana landfall, according to Keynote Systems Inc., which monitors Internet performance. But a spokesman at Weather.com...


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2012-05-21 10:01:55

Can someone with arthritis forecast the weather? It is possible even though most people don’t think so. Anyone that has some form of arthritis can tell you when it’s about to get colder as there joints start to flare up and the pain starts to increase. This is because the temperature is getting colder and high pressure is moving into the area. When high pressure moves into an area it is made up of colder weather which is the cold air sinking from the upper levels of the atmosphere down...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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