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2009-12-01 14:14:00

Amid Stalled Negotiations and Increased Hostility, Union Launches Website To "Save Christmas," Comparing NBC Management to "The Grinch" NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NBC's failure to bargain fairly with the union that represents nearly 3,000 of the network's producers, writers and technicians has put the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree at serious risk. In an attempt to save the annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" special, the union launched a new...

2009-11-17 10:25:00

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY, the nation's top-selling print newspaper, remains the most widely read print newspaper in the United States according to the Fall 2009 Mediamark Research Inc. (MRI) report released yesterday. USA TODAY reaches more than 3.7 million print readers daily, an increase of 3% since MRI's Fall 2008 study. The daily network audience number, comprising USA TODAY print readers and visitors to USATODAY.com, is more than 6.1 million adults, an increase...

2009-11-05 14:38:00

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The partnership between ABC News and MedPage Today entered a new phase with the November 1 premiere of "Doctor's Orders," a featured series on Good Morning America Weekend. The first installment in what is planned as a regular GMA Weekend feature focused on yoga as complementary therapy for children undergoing traditional medical treatment for cancer and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. MedPage Today and ABC News' GMA Weekend...

2009-11-04 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth - to be celebrated on January 8, 2010 - comes the first four-CD deluxe box set collection ever to provide the definitive overview of his entire recording career. ELVIS 75: GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting December 8, 2009, through RCA/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. (Logo:...

2009-11-02 06:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: SRZ) today announced that it will host a conference call and Webcast on Monday, November 9, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the third-quarter 2009. Mark Ordan, chief executive officer, and Julie Pangelinan, chief financial officer, will host the call. The call-in number for the conference call is 888-516-2435 or 719-325-2260 (from outside the U.S.). Callers should reference the...

2009-10-08 09:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- CNN Special Correspondent Soledad O'Brien will be in Charlotte Friday to speak to the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club - the region's premier business networking group. O'Brien covered Hurricane Katrina and the South Asian tsunami for CNN. She has reported breaking news in the war in Iraq, as well as breaking news across the United States. She also anchored major portions of CNN's coverage of President Barack Obama's inauguration. Her recent...

2009-10-07 09:19:00

Additional Product Offerings Built for Local Market Distribution and Secondary Education Markets MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY, the nation's top-selling print newspaper and a leading media brand, announces the launch of two new electronic edition initiatives in partnership with Tecnavia Press. The e-Edition products will be offered as part of the company's NewsMemory service. The USA TODAY/NewsMemory e-Edition in an exact replica version of USA TODAY with many features...

2009-10-06 12:52:00

VERMILLION, S.D., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Free public seating will be available, first-come, first-served, in Vermillion's DakotaDome when CBS News anchor Katie Couric speaks Thursday night at The University of South Dakota. No tickets are required for DakotaDome sections A, B, C, G, H and I. Doors will be open by 6 p.m. Last seating is at 6:45 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. The USD Jazz Band will perform from 6 to 7 p.m. Couric, managing editor and anchor of the...

2009-09-24 12:10:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning journalist Katie Couric has joined Glamour magazine as a monthly columnist, editor-in-chief Cindi Leive announced today. Couric, the anchor and managing editor of CBS Evening News With Katie Couric, will interview the world's most captivating women, starting with an exclusive talk with First Lady Michelle Obama for the magazine's December issue. In a monthly Q&A column, Couric will explore what makes her subjects so inspiring to other...

2009-08-31 11:30:00

Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush, has been hired as a contributing correspondent for the Today show, NBC said. Hager -- a teacher, author and young leadership ambassador and chairwoman for UNICEF's Next Generation committee -- will be based in Washington and will cover a variety of human interest and feature stories for the popular morning news program, the network said. The announcement was made Monday by Today executive producer, Jim Bell, and is...

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.'