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2014-07-21 12:22:45

Local CITGO Marketer Hosts Grand Opening Events to Celebrate New Stations GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer American Gas and Oil (AGO) and CITGO Petroleum Corporation are converting 19 locally owned gas stations across western Michigan to the CITGO brand. The conversion expands the company's network of CITGO locations to 27, with the newly branded stations featuring fresh service options for fuel and convenience store customers. CITGO, AGO and special...

2014-02-10 12:20:49

About 85 percent of Amtrak passengers now have free Internet access CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AmtrakConnect® cellular-based Wi-Fi service is now available on Amtrak trains in the Midwest, with eight corridors offering this free amenity to Amtrak passengers, effective today. Collectively, these routes carried nearly 3.3 million passengers in the last year (Amtrak FY2013, Oct. 2012-Sept. 2013) and account for about 10 percent of Amtrak ridership. "We continually look...

2013-05-21 23:22:53

The NRMP announces new leadership for its Board of Directors. Western Michigan University School of Medicine´s founding dean, Hal B. Jenson, MD, MBA will lead the organization´s mission and continued growth. Washington, D.C (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 The National Resident Matching Program NRMP® (NRMP®) is pleased to announce four transitions for its Board of Directors. Hal B. Jenson, M.D., M.B.A, Founding Dean of the Western Michigan University School of Medicine, has been...

2010-04-16 13:30:00

CINCINNATI, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eduardo Fernandez, accomplished television executive and experienced community leader, has been named vice president and general manager of WXYZ, the Scripps-owned (NYSE: SSP) ABC affiliate and top-rated news station in Detroit. "Ed is known throughout the industry for his commitment to a high-quality on-air product, his strong record of sales success and his passion for community enrichment," said Brian Lawlor, senior vice president of the...

2008-10-02 12:03:53

Nature Valley(R) and American Hiking Society are pleased to announce 20 nonprofit organizations around the country have been named finalists for Save the Trails(TM) funding. Save the Trails, in cooperation with the American Hiking Society National Trails Fund, will award $5,000 to each of the top 10 finalists, based on online votes, to restore and revitalize hiking trails in their communities. Voting is open to the public now through Oct. 31, 2008, at www.wheresyours.com. "Hiking trails are...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.