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Rich Little to host Aviation Hall induction, US

May 22, 2009 4:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Impressionist Rich Little will be master of ceremonies when his friend, the late actor James Stewart, is inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Ohio.Stewart was a World War II bomber pilot. Carson Greene Jr., president of the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, Pa.,...

Clinton's sax sold at auction for AIDS research, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 22, 2009 4:29 am | by JILL LAWLESS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Bill Clinton's saxophone and Robert Pattinson's lips have helped a star-studded charity event raise money to fight AIDS.An alto sax signed and donated by the former U.S. president was one of the star lots at the Cinema Against AIDS benefit on the sidelines of the Cannes...

Highlights: TAM, AmBev, Net Servicos, Vivo and Sabesp. Business Editors

May 22, 2009 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: TAM (NYSE: TAM),...

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Spring Hill announces salary reductions for August, AL

May 22, 2009 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Spring Hill College's executive committee has adopted a preliminary 2010 budget that calls for salary cuts for administrators and staff.School president, Rev. Gregory S. Lucey, said Thursday salaries for vice presidents would be cut 10 percent, cabinet members 8 percent and...

Ahead of the Bell: Red Robin, APFN

May 22, 2009 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The accelerating decline in same-store sales at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. is worrisome, but cost reductions and a fresh advertising focus could limit the impact on earnings for the rest of the year, analysts said Friday.The comments came a day after the casual dining chain...

Officials close Hillsborough Co. beach, FL

May 22, 2009 4:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Hillsborough County have closed a local beach because of a spike in the levels of bacteria in the water.The beach on Picnic Island is closed until further notice because of the water quality tests. County health officials say beachgoers should not get into the water...

Suspect in Harrison Co. slaying caught, MS

May 22, 2009 4:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — A suspect in the slaying of a Long Beach man is being held in an Ohio jail.Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara says a federal fugitive task force found Richard A. Lambert, who also uses the name Jimmy Brantley, at a friend's apartment in Cincinnati on...

DEP chief urges action on Maine cleanup, ME

May 22, 2009 4:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's environmental protection chief says a firm ordered to clean up the former HoltraChem factory in Orrington should "drop its legal maneuvering."Commissioner David Littell issued his call to Mallinckrodt LLC one day after a federal judge refused to intervene over how to...

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Swine flu deters Japanese from traveling to Hawaii, APFN

May 22, 2009 4:18 am | by JAYMES SONG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has seen a sharp drop-off in tourists from Japan in recent days because of swine flu fears, state officials said Thursday.Hawaii tourism liaison Marsha Wienert said since May 10, when the Japanese took "their concerns to another level," daily visitors arrivals from Japan have...

FFW Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

May 22, 2009 4:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FFW Corporation (OTCBB: FFWC) (5/21/09 Close: $11.10), parent corporation of Crossroads Bank, has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable June 30, 2009 to shareholders of record on June 15, 2009. The dividend represents a 4.76% increase over...

Hawaii judge confirms Ilikai units sale to iStar, APFN

May 22, 2009 4:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — New York-based iStar FM Loans LLC has bought 203 foreclosed residential condo units and 16 foreclosed commercial units in the iconic Ilikai Hotel in Waikiki for $51 million.Circuit Judge Karen Blondin on Thursday confirmed the sale with iStar as the high bidder.The company was the...

Gates defends decision to close Guantanamo prison, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 4:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Obama administration had no choice but to order the shutdown of the prison at Guantanamo because "the name itself is a condemnation" of U.S. anti-terrorism strategy.In an interview broadcast Friday on NBC's "Today" show, Gates called the...

17K jobs lost, but Pa. jobless rate stays stable, PA

May 22, 2009 4:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's job losses continued to pile up in April, but new figures show the rate of loss eased during the month.The state Department of Labor and Industry said Thursday that Pennsylvania's employers slashed an estimated 17,300 nonfarm jobs in April.But that's after...

Ga. father gets 100 years for poisoning kids' soup, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 4:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man was sentenced to 100 years in prison for poisoning his two children to extort money from Campbell Soup Co.William Cunningham was sentenced Thursday after a jury found him guilty of five counts of cruelty to children and two counts of aggravated assault, said...

Fairfax school board approves austere budget, DC

May 22, 2009 4:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The Fairfax County School Board has unanimously passed a budget that will lead to larger classes, new schedules and a salary freeze.The $2.2 billion spending plan is $18 million and 800 positions lighter than this year's budget even though the number of students has grown by...

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