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Nebraska farmers making progress with planting, NE

May 19, 2009 2:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers have made good progress with planting thanks to the relatively dry weather in the past week.The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service says most of the state's farmers are done planting corn. Soybean planting is nearly two-thirds complete.Those were...

5 candidates for UM chancellor interviewed, MS

May 19, 2009 2:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state College Board has interviewed at least five University of Mississippi chancellor candidates.Interviews began Sunday afternoon and continued on Monday.Jennifer Rogers, a spokeswoman for the College Board, said the list of candidates will be shortened this month.Those...

LEAD: Ex-announcer Yorichika dies at 53 after battle with cancer+

May 19, 2009 2:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 19 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING MORE INFO)Mitsuko Yorichika, a former announcer for public broadcaster NHK and commercial station Fuji TV, died Sunday at a hospital in Chiba Prefecture, her family said Tuesday. She was 53.Her management office said she had been receiving treatment for...

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Maine legislators reach deal on budget plan, 2nd Ld-Writethru, ME

May 19, 2009 2:15 am | by FRANCIS X. QUINN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — State budget negotiators settled on a $5.8 billion spending plan Tuesday, agreeing a few hours before dawn to scrap a one-time pay cut for state workers and instead rely on government shutdown days to help save funds.In backing away from the pay cut idea, legislative budget...

Lawmakers propose smaller New Castle Co. council, DE

May 19, 2009 2:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two state lawmakers want to reduce the size of the New Castle County Council.State Representative Michael Ramone and State Senator Karen Peterson announced Monday that they will introduce legislation that would cut the council from 13 seats to nine seats, starting in the...

NH house explodes, bursts into flames, NH

May 19, 2009 2:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HUDSON, N.H. (AP) — The state fire marshal is trying to determine the cause of a house explosion and fire in Hudson, N.H.Firefighters and gas company crews were called to the house at about 5 p.m. Monday for a reported odor of gas. WMUR reports Jeffrey Taylor, chief operating officer of Eastern...

Methodology for AP-mtvU poll on student stresses, US

May 19, 2009 2:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Associated Press-mtvU poll on college student stress, the economy and mental health was conducted April 22 to May 4, 2009. The survey is based on interviews of 2,240 undergraduate students at 40 randomly chosen four-year schools across the country having at least 1,000 undergraduates. The...

Pioneering 'Energy Saver' Feature Delivers Up to 39 Percent Greater Efficiency On Top of Existing Nortel Data Power Savings

May 19, 2009 2:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nortel(1) (TSX: NT)(OTCBB: NRTLQ) continues to lead the industry in energy efficiency innovation, and is introducing new capabilities that save customers power, lower capital and operational costs and help reduce their carbon footprint. New technologies take power savings to the next level -...

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Virtual Services Platform 9000 Delivers Industry-Leading Business Agility

May 19, 2009 2:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nortel(1) (TSX: NT)(OTCBB: NRTLQ) today introduced the Virtual Services Platform (VSP) 9000 (http://www.nortel.com/vsp9000) - the next-generation enterprise solution for mission-critical core networks and data centers. The new platform helps companies realize the benefits of emerging virtualization...

After Turning to Buzzillions to Decide What to Buy, Shoppers Can Now Find Nearby Retailers to Locate the Product They Want -- in Stock, Right Now

May 19, 2009 2:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.krillion.com () —In a move that underscores the importance of peer reviews in driving the purchase decisions of consumers, Buzzillions.com (http://www.buzzillions.com/) , the one-stop product reviews site for consumers, has added a "find this product locally" feature to its product...

College students describe their financial anxiety, US

May 19, 2009 2:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An AP-mtvU poll finds college students anxious about their finances, job prospects after graduation and the pressures facing their folks back home. How some students describe their concerns:___Two weeks after Josh Donahue, 23, graduated from Oregon State University with an economics degree, he went...

Findings in the AP-mtvU poll on college stresses, US

May 19, 2009 2:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The AP-mtvU poll surveyed students at 40 U.S. colleges. Concerns about finances and the economy were high overall, especially among those who saw a parent get laid off or otherwise lose a job. Some findings:—18 percent of college students reported having at least one of their parents lose a job...

A Plus Warehouse Partners With BH Furniture and LTL Carriers to Provide Garage Storage Cabinets to Industrial Companies and Consumers

May 19, 2009 2:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.apluswhs.com/ () —Previously only thought to be necessary for hardcore auto and cycle enthusiasts, garage cabinets (http://cabinets.apluswhs.com/garage-cabinets/) have become increasingly popular to a wide range of consumers interested in storing their equipment safely and neatly, says A...

India: Congress party picks PM Singh to lead again, AS

May 19, 2009 2:09 am | by ASHOK SHARMA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW DELHI (AP) — Newly elected Congress lawmakers formally chose Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as their leader for a second term Tuesday, clearing the way for the swearing in of his new government this week.Sonia Gandhi, the Congress Party chief, proposed Singh's name, and lawmakers approved it...

Want to Be a Fighter!T Enter The OctagonT with UFC@ 2009 UNDISPUTEDT Business Editors/Video Game Writers

May 19, 2009 2:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) and Zuffa, LLC today announced that UFC(R) 2009 Undisputed(TM), the heavily anticipated debut videogame based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship(R), is now available at retailers worldwide for the Xbox 360(R) video...

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