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2010-01-05 15:00:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MKS Instruments, Inc. (Nasdaq: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today announced several changes in management which are effective immediately. Gerald G.

2009-09-06 17:37:03

College students are ruder and more disrespectful that they were years ago, Illinois college instructors say. Citing factors such as technology distractions and failure of parents to instill good manners in their children, professors and other college teachers say they experience some dissatisfaction and frustration in dealing with students' rude or inappropriate behavior, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. Instructors say technology has created a generation that is focused on iPods, text...

2009-06-28 12:22:29

Council members in a North Carolina town barred its mayor from posting the town's newsletter on its Web site, citing what they call his negative comments. Indian Trail Mayor John Quinn countered that the ban -- the latest the council has taken against him -- was enacted based on misinformation that he was harassing some council members, The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday. Council members said the mayor's comments should reflect well on the town and should have focused on events such as...

2009-06-22 17:17:00

LOS ANGELES, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Viejo general surgeon Juan Carlos Cobo, MD, F.A.C.S. is the newly-elected Chair of the Mutual Protection Trust (MPT) Board of Trustees. MPT is the medical professional liability provider for the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP). Dr.

2009-06-17 15:01:59

Sheriff's deputies in Ware County, Ga., said a car pulled over for weaving in and out of its lane had a naked man behind the wheel. Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal said deputies pulled the man over on Suwanee Chapel Road while patrolling the area for suspected drug activity and discovered the driver was wearing nothing, the (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union reported Wednesday. Royal said the deputies advised the man to put his clothes on and to stay dressed while driving. He gave no...

2009-04-09 09:50:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The first time went too fast, so he did it again. When Ed Morris set out to ride his bike cross-country for the second time he did so with the idea of exploring the contrast between big city politics and small town reality.

2008-10-14 00:00:29

By Hafidah Samat; Shuhada Elis KUALA LUMPUR: The voices of protest against the conferment of a datukship on Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan are growing louder.

2008-09-16 12:00:21

By GRAEME SMITH THE heroic skipper of a North Sea fishing vessel who dived into the water in a bid to save a crewman who had fallen overboard has been praised by investigators for his bravery.

2008-09-02 03:00:12

By Grendstad, Gunnar Presidential scholars hypothesize that presidential contestedness increases among recent presidents only because of unfinished research or within historical eras because of growing governing problems.

2008-08-26 03:00:49

By Rich, Grant J Something for Everyone The Academic's Handbook, 3rd ed. A. Leigh Deneef and Craufurd D. Goodwin, eds. Durham, N. C: Duke University Press, 2008 REVIEWED BY GRANT J.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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