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Archive for September 10, 2008

Statesman Journal: City imposes tax on lodging to boost tourism

September 10, 2008

  Revenue will be used to promote Oregon Garden BY DANIELLE PETERSON • APPEAL TRIBUNE September 10, 2008 In an effort to boost tourism, Silverton city officials have decided to impose a tax on local lodging. The city council approved a 9 percent Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) at its Monday meeting, which will be effective […]

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MarketWatch: .FOX Networks Emerges as the Leading Ad Network for Hispanics in the United States

September 10, 2008

  LOS ANGELES, Sep 08, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — .FOX Networks, the leading international ad network operated by Fox International Channels (FIC), announced today it is now reaching 84% of U.S. Hispanic Internet users. Up five-fold over the last 12 months, the growth in combined reach is due to .FOX Networks’ success in signing on […]

OregonLive: Vikings: More on the QB situation

September 10, 2008

by Jim Beseda, The Oregonian Wednesday September 10, 2008, 12:11 PM Given a choice between Tygue Howland or Drew Hubel as the starting quarterback, the consensus in the Vikings locker room is that it doesn’t matter. Either one can get the job done. Most of the players seem to agree that both quarterbacks understand the […]

ADWEEK: N.Y. Attorney General Probes Arbitron’s PPM

September 10, 2008

  Pressured by Hispanic broadcasters and Inner City Broadcasting, AG Andrew Cuomo has initiated an investigation into Arbitron’s portable people meter system. Sept 10, 2008 -By Katy Bachman, Mediaweek   NEW YORK Pressured by a group of Hispanic broadcasters and Inner City Broadcasting here, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has initiated an investigation into […]

PR Web: Adherence to Cultural Traditions Drives Demand for Ethnic Products and Services in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Study Shows

September 10, 2008

According to the findings of this ground-breaking study by Rincon & Associates, the tendency for African-American, Hispanic and Asian consumers to adhere strongly to their cultural traditions is creating unprecedented demand for new ethnic-themed products and services. The study helps to expand the cultural intelligence of its subscribers by providing an objective second opinion to […]

CNN.com: Portland, OR ranks among America’s Top Favorite Cities

September 10, 2008

A model city for urban planning, Portland ranked No. 1 for public transportation and pedestrian friendliness, safety, cleanliness, public parks, and environmental awareness. It didn’t score in the bottom five for any overall category. BEST FEATURE Environmental awareness (#1) WORST FEATURE Luxury boutiques (#24) Rank according to:   VISITORS RESIDENTS Culture CATEGORY SCORE (OUT OF 5) RANK (OUT […]

Sports Illustrated: Oregon State lands program-changing recruit Roberto Nelson

September 10, 2008

By George Dohrmann, SI.com   Upon taking the Oregon State men’s basketball job in April, Craig Robinson said he believed his unusual background — he previously worked on Wall Street and is Michelle Obama’s brother — would help him get in the door with some of the nation’s top recruits. “I don’t know if we […]

NY Times: Europe Takes Aim at Sexual Stereotyping in Ads

September 10, 2008

Roland Magunia/Bloomberg A European report questions whether Mr. Clean, known in Germany as Mr. Proper, is an example of stereotyping in ads. SIGN IN TO E-MAIL OR SAVE THIS PRINT REPRINTS SHARE By DOREEN CARVAJAL Published: September 9, 2008 PARIS Does Mr. Clean’s muscular physique imply that only a strong man can tackle dirt? IN […]

Mercury News: Too hot off the press: Author of Muhammad novel still mulling over book cancellation

September 10, 2008

By Michelle Boorstein Washington Post Article Launched: 09/07/2008 12:02:54 AM PDT Once upon a time, Sherry Jones was a Montana newspaper reporter who dreamed she could contribute to world peace with a novel about the prophet Muhammad and his feminist leanings. Then she wrote it. Today? She’s the target of a Serbian mufti and a […]

Philadelphia Inquirer: Court Hears Arguments Over Muslim Officer’s Head Scarf

September 10, 2008

By Robert Moran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER A three-judge appellate panel heard arguments today on whether to reopen a case concerning an Islamic Philadelphia police officer who wants to wear a religious head scarf while on duty. Last year, a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a suit filed by Officer Kimberlie Webb, writing that the Police […]