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2009-06-30 16:37:55

Rhode Island officials are pushing for a vote to let residents decide whether to shorten the state's formal name, which critics say is evocative of slavery. The state House of Representatives voted 70-3 to allow residents to vote on whether to shorten the name from State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations to simply State of Rhode Island, WPRI-TV, Providence, R.I., reported Tuesday. The state Senate passed a similar bill, but the two houses must settle on a single version before it can...

2008-10-20 09:00:17

LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL), a local television and digital media company, and Fox Interactive Media (FIM), a division of News Corporation, today announced a new strategic relationship and the launch of LIN TV's new television station web sites. LIN TV is FIM's first third-party digital publishing partner and will use FIM's cutting-edge digital platform technology to provide users with a superior local online experience. LIN TV has launched www.wpri.com and www.fox10tv.com onto FIM's...

2008-09-15 15:00:17

By JOHN HILL Two forums exploring what is considered news and how it is reported will be held in Providence and at the University of Rhode Island's Kingston campus next Monday. The first of the forums, both open to the public and free, is titled "From Edward R. Murrow to Paris Hilton: How is News Defined Today," and will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the auditorium of Johnson & Wales University, at 269 Pine St. in Providence. The discussion will include Tim White, an investigative...

2008-07-24 09:00:35

LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL), a local television and digital media company, today reported it has the number one television station web site in 15 of its 17 markets and the number one overall media web site in 12 of its 17 markets based on "visit time", according to May 2008 data recently released by Hitwise, the leading online competitive intelligence service for Internet measurement. That marks an impressive increase over the same period in 2007, when LIN did not have a number one web site in...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.