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Hancock Holding Company
49 of 50 Hancock Bank of Louisiana Branches Open for Business
BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 5, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fewer than four days since Hurricane Gustav battered Louisiana's coastal and central regions, Hancock Bank of Louisiana has opened 98 percent of the company's Louisiana branches, including offices in more heavily impacted communities throughout metropolitan Baton Rouge, Central Louisiana, and greater New Orleans.
Monroe Bancorp Provides Additional Investment Details
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Sept. 5, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Monroe Bancorp (the "Company") (Nasdaq:MROE), the independent Bloomington-based holding company for Monroe Bank, today provided additional details regarding the fair market value of its investment holdings as of June 30, 2008 in light of the increased scrutiny placed on the banking industry.
L&R Group of Companies
L&R Group of Companies Expands Into Its 33rd City: Houston, Texas
LOS ANGELES and HOUSTON, Sept. 5, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The L&R Group of Companies, ("L&R") began operations this week in its 33rd City, Houston, Texas, with the signing of a long-term lease commitment, through the year 2018, with System Property Development Inc. The deal covers four significant parking facilities in the core of the Central Business District of downtown Houston, which serve users of the local courthouses, office buildings and Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros.
Prepare for Emergency and Disaster Communications Needs With SPOT Satellite Messenger
MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 5, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SPOT LLC, the pioneer behind the award-winning SPOT Satellite Messenger, offers a new, inexpensive product that can be valuable to those living in Hurricane zones and other areas as they prepare to face emergencies and natural disasters. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security declared September "Disaster Preparedness Month" and with Tropical Storm Hanna approaching the Southeast coast this weekend, and Tropical Storms Ike and Josephine following, residents can use a reliable personal locator to supplement their landline and cell phone service, which may be compromised during a natural disaster.
JetBlue Airways Corporation
JetBlue Airways Reports August Traffic
NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU) reported today that its traffic in August increased 1.9 percent from August 2007, on a capacity increase of 1.2 percent.
Equity Media Holdings Corporation
Cocola Broadcasting to Launch RTN Affiliates in Monterey-Salinas and Boise
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 5, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Retro Television Network (RTN) announced today that Cocola Broadcasting plans to add RTN programming on its Monterey-Salinas, CA and Boise, ID stations. The network will launch next year on KYMB in Monterey-Salinas and KKJB in Boise.