Archive for December, 2009

Bristol area’s local heroes recognised in New Year Honours List

Children’s author Dick King-Smith and architect George Ferguson are among those from the Bristol area recognised today in the New Year Honours List. (36 secs ago)

Montgomery County approves 2010 budget in 2-1 vote

Journal Register News Service NORRISTOWN Montgomery County adopted its 2010 general fund budget that reflects about 3 percent in cost cuts over last year and spares taxpayers a tax increase. (53 secs ago)

Volunteers needed in Washington County

The American Cancer Society is opening a Patient Education Resource Center at the Pharmax Pharmacy in Potosi. The Society’s PERC offers free programs and services to local area cancer patients. (27 secs ago)

Florida’s Meyer Backtracks; Will Take Leave From Gators

10/27/2009–Urban Meyer has backed off a decision to resign as Florida’s head football coach. (1 min ago)

Dividends are the key to a sensible investment strategy

As we entered 2009, no one would have predicted the strong rally in the FTSE 100, which is now up 22pc as we approach the end of the year. (3 mins ago)

Tree of Life Sold to Kehe

Tree of Life’s Netherlands-based parent company, Royal Wessanen nv, has agreed to sell the company’s natural and specialty food distribution businesses in North America, including Tree of Life U.S. and Tree of Life Canada, to Romeoville, Ill.-based Kehe Food Distributors, Inc. The deal is expected to close early next year. (2 mins ago)

Deadly storm snarls holiday travel in US

A deadly winter storm has snarled holiday travel across the central United States as freezing rain and heavy snow grounded hundreds of flights. (16 secs ago)

McKean County VNA, BRMC receive federal funding for telemedicine equipment

The McKean County VNA & Hospice and Bradford Regional Medical Center received a $92,406 grant for telemedicine equipment from U.S. Department of Agriculture officials and U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., on Monday. (32 secs ago)

Corporate deals help drive Dow up

NEW YORK Another wave of corporate dealmaking stoked investors? confidence in the economy and carried stocks sharply higher Monday. (40 secs ago)

The 76 Million Food Victims

Congress should move quickly to repair the nation’s food safety system, starting with a bill now awaiting a vote on the Senate floor. (33 secs ago)