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Archive for September 2008

Editor & Publisher: ‘Oregonian’ Distributes ‘Muslim Terror’ DVD — After Mayor Asks It to Refrain

September 30, 2008

By E&P Staff Published: September 28, 2008 9:30 PM ET NEW YORK The Oregonian today distributed to its Portland area subscribers, as paid advertising, the controversial DVD titled “Obsession” that raises alarms about the threat of radical Islam. It joined at least 75 other newspapers across the country in doing so — despite a plea […]

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Inquirer.net: Christian-Muslim couple’s dream

September 30, 2008

They show the way to peace By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 04:08:00 10/01/2008   MANILA, Philippines—This marriage between a Christian man and a Muslim woman works. This is what Armand Nocum and Annora Sahia wish the Christians and Muslims in Mindanao, some of whom have difficulty living together, can learn […]

AP: US publisher of Muslim book closes office

September 30, 2008

By HILLEL ITALIE – 20 hours ago NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. publisher of a controversial novel about the prophet Muhammad closed its offices as a “precautionary action,” but emphasized that no threats had been received and that “The Jewel of Medina” would be released as planned. “We were out of the office for […]

OneIndia: Empire State Building Turns Green To Mark Eid

September 30, 2008

  Empire State Building, the tallest one here after the destruction of the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001, attacks, would shine in green today and tomorrow to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. This is for the second year in a row that the world famous monument is exhibiting the colour to mark the Muslim religious […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Spreading ideals of new urbanism

September 30, 2008

The Congress for the New Urbanism prepares to open a Cascadia chapter, including a branch in Portland POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Tuesday, September 30, 2008 BY TYLER GRAF It’s become clear that the Pacific Northwest is leading the way in sustainable building design and urban planning in the U.S. Now an advocacy and education organization, […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Oregon cities join program to help boost downtowns

September 30, 2008

Ten Oregon cities have been invited to participate in the Oregon Main Street Program, part of a national program that works to design, promote and economically restructure downtown commercial districts. The three-level program is administered by the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. The program levels include Exploring Downtown, Performing Main Street and Transforming Downtown, […]

NY Times: Get Off the Internet, and Chew Some Gum

September 25, 2008

  Print advertisements for the new Dentyne campaign, called “Make face time.” By borrowing phrases from the realm of electronic communication, the campaign is trying to question whether new technologies are bringing people closer together. By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER Published: September 24, 2008 BORED subway riders and air travelers in major American cities might have […]

ADWEEK: NYC Council to FCC: Probe Arbitron

September 25, 2008

Sept 25, 2008 -By Jackie Madrigal, Radio and Records SRA claims Arbitron’s PPM ratings methodology “will severely harm media diversity.” NEW YORK As expected, the New York City Council voted unanimously yesterday to call on the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the Arbitron portable people meter’s potential effects on the diversity of radio. The Spanish Radio […]

OregonLive: Oregon’s Hispanic population bucks national trend

September 25, 2008

by The Associated Press Wednesday September 24, 2008, 9:31 AM SALEM — The number of immigrants entering the United States is down nationally, but that isn’t reflected in the Salem area, the heart of Oregon’s Hispanic community. Salem’s foreign-born population rose 11.9 percent last year but still is lower than it was three years ago, […]

OregonLive: TriMet nearly triples rail bridge engineering contract

September 25, 2008

by Dylan Rivera, The Oregonian Wednesday September 24, 2008, 5:47 PM The TriMet board nearly tripled its spending on an engineering study for aWillamette River bridge for a light rail extension to Milwaukie. The board approved spending $509,000 to bore on the floor of the river, an expense that it could have been delayed until later in […]

OregonLive: Effigy of Obama alarms George Fox campus

September 25, 2008

by Suzanne Pardington, The Oregonian  Wednesday September 24, 2008, 9:25 PM Motoya Nakamura/The OregonianGeorge Fox university freshman Annie Catandella (left) hugs Thalia Delgado, a freshman Act Six scholar, in a show of support Wednesday at George Fox University in Newberg.   NEWBERG — Students and campus leaders atGeorge Fox University denounced the hanging of a life-size […]

Thailandian.com: Sara and Dara are the Muslim avatars of Barbie and Ken

September 25, 2008

September 24th, 2008 – 4:47 pm ICT by ANI – London, September 24 (ANI): Sara and Dara dolls are the Iranian Governments answer to the ”harmful effects” of their American counterparts, Barbie and Ken. Made by the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, the Sara and Dara are part of the governments […]

Florida Today: Magic unveil new look

September 25, 2008

  BY JOHN DENTON • FLORIDA TODAY • SEPTEMBER 24, 2008   When he wasn’t doing impersonations of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Jackson over the loud speaker and mockingly crying after receiving a key to the city, Dwight Howard was asked if he looked better in the Orlando Magic’s new pinstriped uniforms than Shaquille O’Neal […]

AdAge: Microsoft vs. Apple Fight Enters New Round

September 19, 2008

In a Sudden Ad Shift, PC Maker Co-Opts Rival’s Geeky Character By Rupal Parekh Published: September 18, 2008 NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — After only two weeks, Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates’ rambling conversations about nothing have been jettisoned for a new campaign in which Microsoft tries to rebuild an image that has long been battered […]

Omaha.com: Compromise collapses, walkouts continue in Grand Island

September 19, 2008

BY TRACY OVERSTREET THE GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT Workers protest a compromise reached to accommodate prayer for about 500 Muslim meatpacking plant workers. GRAND ISLAND – Amid a fourth day of walkouts at a Grand Island meatpacking plant, managers Thursday discarded a compromise designed to accommodate Muslim employees’ prayers during the holy month of Ramadan. “It […]

Basketball 24/7: DENG OVER THE MOON

September 19, 2008

09/18/2008  LUOL Deng does not often show his emotions but the Chicago Bulls superstar made no attempt to conceal them in the locker room after GB qualified for Eurobasket 2009 on Wednesday.  The GB talisman, winner now of nine of his ten international games, conceded that this was not his or his country’s greatest ever […]

AdAge: Attorneys General Set Out to Stop Sparks Product Launch

September 18, 2008

  Blast MillerCoors for Higher-Alcohol Version of Energy Drink By Jeremy Mullman  Published: September 17, 2008 CHICAGO (AdAge.com) — A group of 25 attorneys general today asked MillerCoors not to introduce a higher-alcohol version of its controversial Sparks energy drink, setting the stage for a potential legal showdown that could have broad ramifications for the future of […]

The Denver Post: Muslims, Neb. plant agree But fired Greeley workers face hurdle in prayer dispute

September 18, 2008

By David Migoya The Denver Post Article Last Updated: 09/17/2008 10:59:22 PM MDT Mohamed Jama, left, and Najima Handule discuss their termination papers from the Swift & Co. plant in Greeley. ( Sara Loven, The Tribune ) An agreement between Muslim workers and a Nebraska meatpacking plant reached late Tuesday could be an outline for an accord […]

Telegraph.co.uk: Basketball: Great Britain await confirmation of London 2012 spot

September 18, 2008

As Great Britain nursed their well deserved hangovers yesterday and stretched their long legs on a sunny five hour coach journey from Zagreb to Cazin there was only one cloud in the blazing autumn sky after their historic achievement of qualifying for the European Championship finals in Poland next year.   By Brendan Gallagher Last […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: 650-foot tower coming to Waterfront Park?

September 18, 2008

  MulvannyG2 Architecture has designed building to serve as model of wind, solar energy generation POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Tuesday, September 16, 2008 BY NATHALIE WEINSTEIN Though rejected by Portland Parks & Recreation during a request for proposals for the redevelopment of the old Portland Visitors Information Center, a proposal to construct a 650-foot-tall waterfront observation […]