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2009-01-14 12:44:12

The operators of a funeral home in Elizabeth, N.J., say a cardboard cutout of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama is a huge hit with visitors. Kim Nesbitt-Good said she and her husband, Teddy, always let visitors take a look at their life-size Obama cutout or take a photograph with the cardboard creation, The Star-Ledger newspaper of New Jersey reported. We've had about 500 people take pictures with him, she said of The Nesbitt Funeral Home's cardboard cutout. Teddy always lets them in. A...

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2009-01-14 10:48:29

The Corrigan Brothers wrote their song There's No One As Irish As Barack Obama in 20 minutes after learning he had roots in Ireland, the trio's label said. The Irish rock group's tribute to President-elect Barack Obama's Irish heritage has gotten more than 710,000 hits on YouTube as of Wednesday. The single is available at all Internet outlets, including iTunes and Amazon. The group, which also performs under the name Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys, is slated to perform There's No One As...

2009-01-12 16:10:14

The owner of a Chicago hair salon said it has seen a dramatic spike in business since it changed its name from Ossama's to Obama's. Mike Elsheikh said his Ossama's Hair Design in downtown Chicago marked a sharp decrease in business after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks due to the similarity to the name of al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday. However, he said the business woes have turned around ever since he changed the name to Obama's Hair Design...

2009-01-12 16:08:06

U.S. healthcare analysts say President-elect Barack Obama's plan to make medical records standardized and electronic faces big obstacles. Obama wants to computerize all health records within five years to improve people's quality of care and ultimately lower healthcare costs. Currently, however, just 8 percent of the country's 5,000 hospitals and 17 percent of its 800,000 doctors use the kind of record-keeping system Obama envisions for the nation, CNN reported Monday. To make the plan work,...

2009-01-12 11:27:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ --Whitman Publishing, LLC, has released a hands-on "Collector's Vault" honoring Barack Obama's life and historic presidential campaign. The 144-page coffee table book is a combination history, scrapbook, and photo album, packed with souvenir replicas such as buttons, posters, campaign staff passes, and tickets. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090112/CLM078 ) The Obama Collector's Vault debuts nationwide at Barnes & Noble,...

2009-01-10 13:45:32

Merchandisers say the economy may be tanking but the market is hot for commemorative kitsch celebrating U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. Obama's election has created an industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars in collectibles, including T-shirts, coffee cups, underwear, skateboards and even ice cream, The Times of London reported Saturday. Ben & Jerry's ice cream is marketing Yes Pecan ice cream, a takeoff on Obama's campaign motto of Yes. We can. A skateboard adorned with photos...

2009-01-09 14:06:32

President-elect Barack Obama has one word on how he thinks a U.S. college football champion should be crowned -- playoff. Obama, during a news conference Friday in which he named members of his national security team, congratulated No. 1 Florida for its 24-14 win over No. 2 Oklahoma Thursday night, giving the Gators their second BCS championship in three years. Obama said a member of one of his former Secret Service details had a son who played for Florida, which finished 13-1, and he sent...

2009-01-09 08:30:00

60 MINUTES PRESENTS OBAMA: ALL ACCESS - BARACK OBAMA'S ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE The First 60 MINUTES-Branded DVD From CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment Debuts in February HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers can now own the most complete account of what may be the greatest American political story ever told: The historic rise of Barack Obama from Illinois Senator to the United States' first African-American president. "Obama: All Access - Barack Obama's...

2009-01-09 09:08:02

Plan to cover the uninsured through Medicare reduces health-care spending by $58 billion in 2010; Individual requirement to have insurance necessary to achieve universal coverageWith health reform high on the agenda of the incoming Congress and President, a new analysis of legislative proposals"”including the plans of President-elect Barack Obama and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT)"”shows that several proposals already put forth could substantially reduce the...

2009-01-06 08:00:00

Former Head of DOT for Utah, CIO of NY Address Impact and Opportunities, Answer Attendees' Questions SEATTLE, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WHO: Tom Warne, Former Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation James Dillon, Former CIO of the State of New York Mike Pickett, Onvia President and CEO, among additional speakers WHAT: Webcast focused on the 2009...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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