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Archive for September 7, 2008

Forbes: Engineers begin Oregon infrastructure study

September 7, 2008

Associated Press 09.05.08, 1:06 PM ET PORTLAND, ORE. – Oregon’s infrastructure is going to get a report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The national association assesses the condition of the infrastructure across the country every five years. In 2005, the engineers gave the nation’s roads, schools and other public assets a D grade […]

CAIR: New Building, Same Old Controversy for Brooklyn Arabic School

September 7, 2008

DOE Disputes Charges by Group Trying To Bring Back Ex-PrincipalBy Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle FORT GREENE — To say that the Arabic-themed Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA), a dual-language grade 6-12 public school in Brooklyn, had a bumpy first school year would be a massive understatement. Founded with the aim of providing the city’s […]

OregonLive: Less driving means Oregon gets less federal money for highways

September 7, 2008

by Dylan Rivera, The Oregonian Friday September 05, 2008, 10:10 PM Starting next week, the federal government will slash the money it pays Oregon and other states for major bridge and highway projects. Millions of dollars that Oregon receives daily in reimbursements for federal highway repairs and improvements will be slowed to weekly payments — […]

OregonLive: Minorities’ population growth not reflected at Oregon colleges

September 7, 2008

by Bill Graves, The Oregonian  Friday September 05, 2008, 10:10 PM Oregon’s seven colleges and universities made incremental gains in increasing their minority student ranks over the past decade, failing to keep pace with minority increases in the state’s general and high school populations. Minority faculty teaching in the universities increased by 1 percentage point […]

ADWEEK: Based Solely on Olympic Ads, McCain Wins

September 7, 2008

Fortunately for Obama, spots seen during the Games were just a small fraction of the overall exposure Sept 1, 2008 -By Steve McClellan      Nielsen IAG: McCain’s Olympics ads had more impact than Obama’s. NEW YORK If the outcome of the November general election were based solely on the impact of the candidates’ Olympics ads, John […]

ADWEEK: Y&R Snags Office Depot

September 7, 2008

Creative, digital chores on $120 million business move from Kaplan Thaler Sept 5, 2008 -By Andrew McMains      Office Depot shifts to Y&R from Kaplan Thaler. NEW YORK Young & Rubicam here has landed creative duties on Office Depot’s ad account, a client representative confirmed today. Major media spending on the brand approached $120 million last […]

AdAge: Starbucks’ ‘Billion-Dollar’ Plan Starts With Breakfast

September 7, 2008

Rollout of Healthier Menu Items Said to Meet Consumer Demand By Emily Bryson York  Published: September 03, 2008 CHICAGO (AdAge.com) — Howard Schultz’s “billion-dollar idea” starts with oatmeal, apple bran muffins and a protein plate. Starbucks’ new, healthier breakfast choices which focus on portability and beverage pairings include an apple bran muffin with a cup of coffee. […]

Bernama: Islam Encourages Muslims To Take Up Sports

September 7, 2008

By Ahmad Muliady Ab. Majid   KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 (Bernama) — Muslims are encouraged to take up sports as they are a form of ‘jihad,’ provided they do not go against Islamic teachings. National Sports Council (NSC) Islamic Affairs Unit head Mohammad Hasnol Bakar said ‘jihad’ in Arabic may have been translated as holy […]

The Arizona Republic: Muslim women’s law firm breaks down stereotypes

September 7, 2008

by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah – Sept. 6, 2008 12:00 AM Chicago Tribune CHICAGO – In what may be the nation’s only law firm composed solely of Muslim women, the attorneys represent the ethnic and religious diversity within the Islamic faith: Some cover their hair, some don’t. Some are Sunni, others are Shiite and at least […]

The Jerusalem Post: Deng leads British charge on EuroBasket

September 7, 2008

By ROEE FARKASH  Chicago Bulls star Luol Deng was only given permission to play for Great Britain in Wednesday’s EuroBasket 2009 qualifier against Israel over the weekend. But on Tuesday he showed he’s raring to go. While his Bulls teammate Ben Gordon was left behind as the British team was unable to cover his insurance policy, […]

ESPN: Olajuwon, Ewing, Riley, and Vitale among seven HOF inductees

September 7, 2008

Associated Press Updated: September 6, 2008, 7:55 AM ET Comment Email Print SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing and Pat Riley were enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night, but it was inductee Dick Vitale who, as expected, stole the show. Others in the class, which also included Adrian Dantley, Detroit […]