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Ready for Metaphysical Poetry? -- Author-Thinker J. William Long Releases a Masterful Collection of His Unique Brand of Poetry
CARSON, Calif., Aug. 2, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Metaphysical poetry is a process whereby the writer tugs upon a force that is liberated up out of the subconscious mind, to that conscious area of imagination where an image of an object can be perceived as something analytical, and where such a category can grow into an idea whose essence is derived from a viewed, existential finality. It is the quantified whole, the stock totality that forms a completed expression that is without a recognizable meaning which reaches into a whirl of descriptive information whose purpose will sometimes move beyond the concentrated effort of the writer. Now, interested readers will get a sampling of this unique brand of poetry with the recent release of a poem collection by poet-thinker J. William Long.
Sempra Energy's Income From Continuing Operations Rises Sharply in Second Quarter 2007
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 2, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) today reported income from continuing operations of $280 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2007, up 51 percent from $185 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, in the year-ago period. Second-quarter 2007 net income was $277 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, compared with net income of $373 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, in last year's second quarter, which included $188 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, of income primarily from asset sales.
OrthoLogic Establishes Scientific Advisory Board
TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 2, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- OrthoLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:OLGC) today announced the formation of a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with the appointments of Michael E. Mendelsohn, M.D. of Tufts-New England Medical Center and Charles A. Dinarello, M.D. of University of Colorado School of Medicine. The SAB will provide independent scientific advice and counsel to OrthoLogic Management and Board of Directors regarding key development decisions for the Company's novel synthetic peptides Chrysalin(r) (TP508) and AZX100. Dr. Mendelsohn will serve as Chairman of the SAB.
Cree, Inc. to Webcast Upcoming Conference Presentations
DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 2, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE), a market-leading innovator of semiconductors that enhance the value of solid-state lighting, power and communications products, today announced it will webcast its presentation at two upcoming conferences. Chuck Swoboda, chairman and CEO, will provide a company overview at the Canaccord Adams Summer Conference on Thursday, August 9, at 10:00 a.m. EDT. John Kurtzweil, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will provide a company overview at the Morgan Keegan 2007 Equity Conference on Friday, September 7, at 8:25 a.m. EDT.
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GoAmerica(R) Announces Agreement to Acquire Verizon's Telecommunications Relay Services Division
HACKENSACK, N.J., Aug 02, 2007 -- GoAmerica, Inc. (Nasdaq:GOAM) today announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which it will acquire the assets of Verizon's Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) division for $50 million in cash and up to an additional $8 million in contingent cash consideration. This acquisition will be financed by the issuances of new GoAmerica preferred stock and debt totaling $65 million to Clearlake Capital Group, pursuant to agreements and a commitment letter executed concurrently with the Verizon agreement.