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2009-06-11 14:16:48

A New York little leaguer is determined to play again despite a recent gunshot wound to his head by a stray bullet, the New York Post said. Devonte Kelly, 11, left Brookdale Hospital Wednesday and said he looked forward to meeting his hero -- New York Mets third baseman David Wright. Kelly was shot last Sunday while playing in a game at Brooklyn's Starrett City Baseball field. I was walking over to my other coach, Gerald (Faison), I was going to ask him a question, but he was on the phone,...

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2009-05-22 15:19:35

Villanova men's basketball coach Jay Wright has taken his name out of the mix in the hunt by the Philadelphia 76ers for a new head coach. Wright admitted Friday that he met last week with Sixers President and General Manager Ed Stefanski about the vacancy but was just one of several candidates. We had a lively conversation about the vision Ed has for the Sixers organization, Wright said in a statement on the school's Web site. As a lifelong Sixers fan, I was honored to be part of the process....

2009-05-12 10:40:00

DENVER, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- G.A. Wright Sales, Inc. the country's leading retail sales promotion firm, has just released its highly anticipated annual Retail Trends Special Report for 2009. Retail Trends 2009 specifically focuses on helping retailers survive the current economic downturn and provides some options if survival isn't possible. In this Special Report, founder and CEO Gary Wright makes the case that the current economic recession will not end any time soon. To survive...

2009-04-25 14:05:26

The Rev. Timothy D. Wright, whose baritone voice was evident in his gospel singing, has died in New York at the age of 61, his son David says. The New York Times said Saturday that Wright died at a New York veterans' hospital where he had been hospitalized since a July 4 car accident that killed his wife, Betty, and their 14-year-old grandson, D.J. The accident on Interstate 80 near Loganton, Pa., occurred when a car driving the wrong way on the interstate smashed head first into Wright's...

2009-04-09 11:48:51

The achievements of author and former postal employee Richard Wright are being honored with a first-class postage stamp, the U.S. Postal Service has announced. The late writer is best known for his works about racism in America, such as Native Son and Black Boy. He also worked for the Chicago Post Office from 1927-30 as a letter sorter. He died in 1960 at the age of 52. A stamp featuring his image went on sale nationwide Thursday and was the 25th inductee into the Postal Service's Literary...

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2009-04-09 07:05:00

Will Wright, creator of the world's best-selling PC game "The Sims" will be leaving publisher Electronic Arts, the company announced on Wednesday. After 12 years at EA, Wright has decided to devote more of his creative energies to his own multi-faceted media firm Stupid Fun Club, which he founded in 2001.  Described as an entertainment "think tank", Stupid Fun Club dabbles in the development of a wide variety of media, including video games, film, television, Internet and even toys....

2009-04-08 16:50:00

Author, former Postal employee, wrote on racism in America To see the stamp image, visit this link: http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2009/pr09_037.htm CHICAGO, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Author and former postal employee Richard Wright will be immortalized on a First-Class stamp tomorrow in the lobby of the Chicago Main Post Office on West Harrison Street when the stamp goes on sale nationwide Thursday, April 9, as the 25th inductee into the Postal Service's Literary...

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2009-03-12 18:37:30

British filmmaker Joe Wright has signed on to direct the big-screen period drama Indian Summer, Variety.com reported. Wright previously helmed the soon-to-be-released The Soloist, as well as Pride & Prejudice and Atonement. Based on Alex von Tunzelmann's book by the same name, Indian Summer is about the last days of Britain's colonial rule in India. Gladiator scribe William Nicholson is writing the script for the film, which is slated to start shooting early next year in India. No actors...

2009-03-06 17:30:00

Strengthens Organization's Ongoing Initiatives to Address Issues of Built Environment, Perpetuate Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Design Legacy TALIESIN WEST, SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of trustees of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced today that Philip D. Allsopp, president and chief executive officer for the past three years, will resign his position effective June 30, 2009. The board named Anne Maley, president of Anne Maley Consulting, LLC, in...

2009-02-25 11:44:00

ROSELAND, N.J., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) will present at Sidoti & Company's 13th Annual Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Conference on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Representing Curtiss-Wright will be Glenn E. Tynan, Vice President and CFO. The presentation will be made at The Grand Hyatt New York Hotel at 9:05 am EDT. Copies of Curtiss-Wright's investor presentation will be available on the Company's website as of February 25, 2009....