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In Md., 'Do it yourself' becomes recession mantra, MD

May 19, 2009 6:05 am | by KATIE ARCIERIAssociated Press | News | Comments

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Chef Terry Antoniuk used to provide gourmet meals for area families five days a week.Now, orders for meals of Mediterranean Snapper and Chicken Cacciatore have been cut in half.Steve Watkins, owner of Himmel's Farm and Garden in Pasadena, said he remembers when customers...

Joseph Domingo to Host 10-Year Fashion Retrospective Event

May 19, 2009 5:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Joseph Domingo ( , San Francisco's acclaimed lifestyle fashion designer ( , will host a 10-YEAR retrospective event, Sexy Sunday Soiree, Sunday, May 31 at 5pm at Supperclub ( , 657...

Maine Maritime training ship resumes cruise, ME

May 19, 2009 5:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEARSPORT, Maine (AP) — Maine Maritime Academy's training ship is back at sea two weeks after developing engine trouble that forced it into port.The 500-foot State of Maine headed out of Searsport on Monday with 55 crew and 205 students aboard.The ship left Castine on May 6, but was forced to take...


2ND LD: Baseball: F's explode for 16 runs against Giants+

May 19, 2009 5:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAPPORO, May 19 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING QUOTES, SOFTBANK-HANSHIN GAME)Shinji Tsuruoka and Makoto Kaneko drove in seven runs between them as the Nippon Ham Fighters trounced the Yomiuri Giants 16-6 on Tuesday, the first day of interleague play.After hitting back-to-back RBI singles in a four-run...

Launches Combined Practice Management Solution with CCHIT-Certified EHR Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 19, 2009 5:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Today McKesson announced the availability of Medisoft(R) v15, the latest version of its industry-leading practice management (PM) solution used by more than 70,000 providers in small physician offices. With the new release, McKesson also announced the...


Idaho wind farm donates turbines to schools, ID

May 19, 2009 5:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The turbines used to power the first commercial wind farm in Idaho will be donated to a state college and university for training programs.The small Lewandowski wind farm, between Boise and Mountain Home, is giving one of the turbines to the College of Southern Idaho and two...

S & P affirms Kuwait credit rating, ML

May 19, 2009 5:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Standard and Poor's on Tuesday affirmed Kuwait's AA-/A-1+ investment grade sovereign rating, saying the oil-rich country's strong fiscal balance sheet counterbalanced the impact of the global crisis and the decline in oil prices."The ratings are supported by the sovereign's rich...

ABC turns to familiar comic faces for new season, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 5:53 am | by DAVID BAUDER - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC plans a comedy night on Wednesdays next fall with familiar sitcom stars Kelsey Grammer, Courteney Cox, Patricia Heaton and Ed O'Neill in new series with roles suited to the times.The network said it will have 11 new series next season. Under entertainment chief Stephen...


Class-action lawyer to give up license, AR

May 19, 2009 5:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Little Rock attorney noted for filing large class-action lawsuits is giving up his law license for diverting $9.3 million of a client's money to his own use.Court papers also show that Gene Cauley is to plead guilty to wire fraud and contempt charges in New York. Cauley...

US Auto cos. could be hurt by emissions proposal, APFN

May 19, 2009 5:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A Wachovia analyst said Tuesday that the Detroit-based automakers and their suppliers could be hurt by President Barack Obama's proposal to raise fuel economy standards to an average of 35.5 mpg by 2016.Obama is expected later Tuesday to announce the first-ever national emissions...

HL:Alegro Health Q1 revenue increases 14.5 per cent@

May 19, 2009 5:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Alegro Health Corp. (TSXV: AGO), which provides medical, surgical and disability management services, says its first quarter revenue was up 14.5 per cent compared with the same time last year.Revenue increased to $4.27 million in the first quarter, up from $3.73 million a year...

Cardiome-Merck development deal becomes effective

May 19, 2009 5:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER (AP) — Cardiome Pharma Corp. said Tuesday its agreement with Merck & Co. to develop a drug to treat atrial fibrillation has gone into effect without objections from federal regulators.Cardiome said a waiting period for the agreement under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act has expired. The...

Allows Instant, Remote Review of Central Blood Pressure Test Results in Clinical Trials

May 19, 2009 5:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —AtCor Medical Inc. (ASX: ACG), the developer and marketer of the SphygmoCor@ system, which measures central blood pressures and arterial stiffness noninvasively, today announced the introduction of the WISDOM system, a secure data transfer and storage network that...

Maestro Appoints Mr. Allan J. Marter to Board of Directors

May 19, 2009 5:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Maestro Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: MAP) ("Maestro") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Allan J. Marter to the board of directors. Mr. Marter brings with him over 30 years of experience in mining and public company management and finance.Mr. Marter is currently a director of...

HL:TSX back in rally mode as oil hits US$60; N.Y. tepid on construction data@

May 19, 2009 5:48 am | by Malcolm Morrison@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market came back from last week's steep loss to surge more than 300 points Tuesday on growing conviction that the spring rally still has momentum.The main index was helped upward by oil prices topping US$60 a barrel for the first time since November.New York equity...


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