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Living With Asperger's Syndrome -- A Candid Memoir About a Woman Who Would Not Give Up On Her Son's Condition
SOUTHAVEN, Miss., Oct. 29, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Many people already know about autism. But it is not so well known that autism belongs to a wider class of conditions called autism spectrum disorders. One such manifestation is called Asperger's Syndrome (Savant) which also causes learning disabilities, developmental problems, and difficulties with social interaction. Some unfortunate youngsters, in fact, may be labeled as "unteachable." Judy Creel's son had this syndrome but she refused to believe that there was no hope for him. Read a touching story about a mother's love and determination in Life with an Angel and a Fight with the Devil.
MSNBC and msnbc.com Unveil New Online Experience for 'The Rachel Maddow Show'
NEW YORK and REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 29, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MSNBC and msnbc.com today unveiled the new website for "The Rachel Maddow Show," available at www.rachel.msnbc.com. The new site gives "The Rachel Maddow Show's" rapidly growing on-air audience an enhanced extension of the brand online. Rachel Maddow hosts MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," featuring Maddow's take on the biggest stories of the day, political and otherwise, including lively debate with guests from all sides of the issues, in-depth analysis and stories no other shows in cable news will cover.
WSB Financial Group
WSB Financial Reports Lower Losses in 3Q08 and Maintains Solid Capital Position
BREMERTON, Wash., Oct. 29, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSB Financial Group (Nasdaq:WSFG), the parent company of Westsound Bank, today reported that it is continuing to work through its construction loan portfolio challenges while reducing operating losses. The company continues to maintain solid capital, liquidity and loan loss provisions.
Northfield Bancorp, Inc.
Northfield Bancorp, Inc. Announces: Increased Earnings, Strong Capital and Declaration of First Cash Dividend
AVENEL, N.J., Oct. 29, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:NFBK), the holding company for Northfield Bank, reported net income of $3.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2008, and $12.4 million, for the nine months ended September 30, 2008, compared to $3.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2007, and $10.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2007. Operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2008, included a $2.5 million, nontaxable, death benefit realized on bank owned life insurance. For the nine months ended September 30, 2007, operating results included a pre-tax gain of $4.3 million ($2.4 million, net of tax) related to the sale of two branch locations and associated deposit relationships. Earnings per common share for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2008, was $0.08 and $0.29, respectively. Excluding the realized gain on the death benefit from bank owned life insurance of $0.06 per share, earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2008, was $0.23 per common share.
Whitney Holding Corporation
Whitney Announces Its Intention to Participate in U.S. Treasury Capital Purchase Program
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 29, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whitney Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:WTNY) today announced its intention to file an application with the U.S. Treasury Department to participate in the Capital Purchase Program which was announced on October 14, 2008 as part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
Scott+Scott LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Constellation Energy Group, Inc. On Behalf of Investors -- CEG
NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On October 28, 2008, Scott+Scott LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Constellation Energy Group, Inc. ("Constellation Energy'' or the "Company'') (NYSE:CEG) and certain officers and directors of the Company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The action is on behalf of those purchasing Constellation Energy common stock during the period beginning January 30, 2008 and through September 16, 2008, inclusive (the "Class Period''), for violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.