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More Than a Man With a Comet -- A Biographical Account of Scientist Edmond Halley
BERKELEY, Calif., May 6, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Humans have recorded the appearances of one particular comet since the year 239 BC, when Chinese astronomers recorded the appearance of a "broom star." However, it was only through the work of a scientist that it was blessed with a name. As the scientist's prediction of the comet's periodic return was proved accurate, it was then given its name.
Experience a Father's Love -- Xlibris Releases New Fairy Tale Sharing a Father's Great Love for His Daughter
FRESNO, Calif., May 6, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rainbows have always been a sign of beauty. In the Bible, God made a rainbow appear after the Great Flood as a promise of a new day. Its vibrant colors always reminded everyone of happiness, hope, peace and love. Come along with author Edmund Armbrister, Jr. as he takes you into a world with the same warmth and magic as he brings an endearing tale of a father's great love for his daughter in Thomas and Samantha: The Story of the Cloud and the Rainbow.
OMNI Energy Services Corp.
OMNI Reports First Quarter 2009 Results
CARENCRO, La., May 6, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OMNI Energy Services Corp. (Nasdaq:OMNI) today reported first quarter 2009 net income of $0.9 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, on revenues of $34.9 million, compared to a net loss of $1.4 million, or ($0.08) per diluted share, on revenues of $41.0 million for the same period of 2008. The increase in net income is due in part to improved performance levels in OMNI's Seismic Services segment and the full quarter contribution by OMNI's wholly-owned subsidiary, Industrial Lift Truck and Equipment Company, Inc. ("ILT"), acquired in April 2008.
Are Children's Values Shaped by Their Upbringing? -- New Book Encourages Parents and Guardians to Rethink Child-Rearing Methods
BALTIMORE, May 6, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The children of today's generation get their values and character education elsewhere. Without us knowing it, they are greatly influenced by their parent's daily actions and the media in which programs are not screened all the time. Moreover, a lot of parents have ceased to fulfill spiritual and moral obligations to their little ones. We have a generation of some parents who believe that since they dropped out of school and are illiterate, it is all right for their children to continue the downward spiral. Can anything be done with the problem that's plaguing society? Author Lisa M. Calicchia challenges parents, and guardians with her outcry, I Want to Teach. Not Raise Your Kids!
Thomasville Furniture Industries, Inc.
Rockville, MD is Home to Newest Thomasville Store
ST. LOUIS, May 6, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thomasville Furniture Industries today announced the opening of a retail store in Rockville, MD. The Rockville store brings to 136 the number of dedicated Thomasville stores in the United States. This new store will be owned and managed by Thomasville, a subsidiary of Furniture Brands International (NYSE:FBN). With this store, Thomasville now owns and manages a portfolio of 45 stores dedicated to its brand.