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Jul 06,2007
When it comes to making money, there's little doubt that macabre sells. Just take a gander at the financial reports for Premier Exhibitions, the Atlanta-based company with a controversial traveling show, "Bodies ... The Exhibition," now in San Diego. The exhibit features real human corpses that have been dissected, plasticized and posed.   BODIES BRINGS THE BUCKS - A preserved running corpse is one of the offerings in Premier Exhibitions' traveling series of exhibits called 'Bodies ... [full story]
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Jan 12,2007
In the world of Internet advertising, the number of "click-throughs" is all that matters. But in an industry that changes at warp speed, the way companies place ads and track results is changing, too. And "click-in" advertising could be coming soon to a computer monitor near you. According to the Eyetrack 111 study by the Poynter Institute, the Estlow Center for Journalism and New Media and Eyetools, Inc., banner ads at the top of Web ... [full story]
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May 25,2007
CHICAGO - Even billionaires have to drum up sales once in a while. Mega-developer Donald Trump came to Chicago Thursday to hype his new residential high-rise amid what he said is a sluggish housing market. At a news conference, he also took swipes at a competing skyscraper project, the Chicago Spire, and at his celebrity nemesis, talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell. The Trump International Hotel & Tower will rise 92 stories along the Chicago River, about ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
After Colts' AFC Championship Game Comeback, Company Monitoring Sales Data Closely Up to Kick-Off Wal-Mart Stores provided an update today to its customers' prediction of this weekend's Super Bowl winner based on NFL licensed tee-shirt sales for the two weeks leading up to kick-off. As announced last week, the company's customers have accurately predicted the Super Bowl victor three out of the last four years through these sales and a winner is narrowly emerging based ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
MACC Board vote encourages greater consumer choice Many Washington County residents are a major step closer to having more choice for their cable television services, thanks to a vote Thursday by the Metropolitan Area Communications Commission (MACC) Board of Directors. The vote recommends allowing Verizon to offer its fiber-optic-powered FiOS TV service to more than 150,000 Washington County households, or about 420,000 potential viewers. The agreement needs to be approved by all affected municipalities and ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2007
BURNS, Ore. – The historic McEwen Ranch announced this week its 150,000 plus acres have been certified organic by the USDA’s National Organic Program. This is the culmination of a three-year process during which the land must be free of all chemical inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. With its organic certification, the McEwen ranch, which at one time was a part of the historic Miller-Lux cattle empire of the late 1800’s, is believed ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
SAN DIEGO - Prosecutors said Monday they will proceed with a retrial of three of the four defendants from the first Peregrine Systems financial fraud trial, which ended in a mistrial after jurors deadlocked in favor of acquittal. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas J. Whelan set Jan. 8 as a tentative date for the retrial of Gary L. Lenz, Peregrine's former chief operating officer; Patrick Towle, the former accounting manager; and Daniel F. Stulac, the ... [full story]
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Aug 10,2007
David McDonough remembers flying home to San Diego on Jan. 18, 1976, and thinking to himself, "I think I just got clipped for two grand."   UP AND DOWN - Former ComputerLand franchisees David McDonough (left) and Norm Dinnsen in the workshop of Computer Technology Resources, their San Diego repair business. The business partners have survived more than 30 years in the personal computer industry. CNS Photo by Nelvin C. Cepeda. McDonough and his colleague Norm Dinnsen ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2007
Playing golf with a Top Flite ball is about cool as shopping for the latest fashions at Sears. That is to say, not very. Once a mighty presence in the golf-ball market, cornering the low-end segment, Top Flite struggled in recent years as it dealt with management turmoil and modest budgets for product development and advertising. But now Callaway Golf Co., which bought Top Flite out of bankruptcy in 2003, is hoping to turn that ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
First there was the gold, which drew miners by the hundreds to Colorado's San Miguel River Valley in the summer of 1875. Then came the railroad, silver lode discoveries, mining companies, merchants and hotels. Another century passed, though, before the next boom hit - and that was only after the little mountain town of Telluride reinvented itself in 1972 as an exclusive ski resort. Mix the stunning, alpine scenery with the historic, Victorian-era mining town, ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
BEND, Ore. –-  Mt. Bachelor ‘s consistent snowfall allowed for another long snow season for skiers and riders.  From the season opening on Friday, November 17 with the second annual Ski for Schools event, through the season’s end on Sunday, May 20; Mt. Bachelor saw an above average 397 inches of snow. The 10-year average is 370 inches. While many resorts across the country struggled to stay open, Mt. Bachelor snow levels allowed the resort ... [full story]
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Feb 16,2007
SmartVoice Local Numbers Enable Small Businesses to Create Virtual Local Presences AccessLine Communications, a leading provider of hosted VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services, today announced its SmartVoice Service for business has increased the availability of local numbers in key metro areas throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Central Oregon. This enables a small- to medium-size business using SmartVoice Service to develop a virtual presence almost anywhere in the Pacific Northwest by providing its customers local ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
Attorney General Hardy Myers this week announced the filing of a settlement agreement with a national gas station chain after warning the company three times to comply with Oregon's gas pricing rules. Named in an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance filed in Marion County Circuit Court is Pilot Travel Centers LLC of Knoxville, Tennessee. The AVC admits no law violation.  "One would think that a national company would take advantage of being warned about changing its ... [full story]
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