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Santa Monica Playhouse
`Dear Gabby: The Confessions Of An Over-Achiever' to Usher in the New Year at Santa Monica Playhouse
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 23, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Santa Monica Playhouse's Young Professionals' Company presents a very special two-night run of DEAR GABBY: THE CONFESSIONS OF AN OVER-ACHIEVER, the Playhouse's internationally acclaimed teen dramedy about first love, cheating, rejection, and the passion and pain of piano lessons, Wednesday and Thursday, January 8 & 9, 2003.
Perfect Last-Minute Gift from PEPID: Emergency Medical Software Makes Short Work of Saving Lives
EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 23, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- PEPID LLC, the premier developer of handheld software for healthcare professionals, announced today that an adaptation of its emergency medical software database is now available to consumers as, "Your Step-By-Step Guide to Injuries, Illnesses & Emergencies," for download on their PDAs or PCs, making it an ideal last-minute holiday gift. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this software is written for people without training in medical procedures to provide solutions for what to do until help arrives. Consumers can quickly download the complete database to their Palm OS and Pocket PC PDAs, or to their desktop or laptop PC by visiting www.pepidguide.com. The product is also available on CD-ROM.
Penn's Landing Corporation
The Blue Cross RiverRink is Rockin' with . . . 'SKATE WITH ELVIS'
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 23, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- From "Jailhouse Rock" to "Blue Suede Shoes," there will be nothin' but hound dogs at the Blue Cross RiverRink on Saturday, January 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. during "SKATE WITH ELVIS." This special attraction during regular Saturday ice skating hours with be filled with fun when WXTU's Cadillac Jack is the deejay spinnin' those great ol' Elvis hits while ice skaters rock n' roll on the Olympic-size rink at the Blue Cross RiverRink on Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Streets in Philadelphia.
Surveys of World's Largest Mobile Community Show SMS and MMS Use Growing
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 23, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Mobile users are sending text (SMS) messages with greater frequency, according to a poll solicited by SMS.ac, Inc. (www.sms.ac/corporate). The wireless communications company plays host to the largest mobile community in the world, with millions of users located throughout 220 countries. Each day, SMS.ac polls its users on issues dealing with the wireless space. Today's poll can be viewed at www.sms.ac.
Song Networks Holding
Scandic Hotels Extends Voice Agreement with Song Networks
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 23, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Song Networks Svenska AB, the Swedish subsidiary of Song Networks Holding AB (Stockholm:SONW) (Other OTC:SONWF), has extended an agreement with Scandic Hotels for fixed telephony. The agreement comprises telephony traffic and switchboards to 69 of Scandic's hotels in Sweden. The value of the agreement is approximately SEK 92 million over 4 years.
MTG: P4 Radio Norway's Licence to Expire at End of 2003
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 23, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Norwegian government has announced that it has decided not to renew the national radio broadcasting license of P4 Radio Hele Norge. Modern Times Group MTG AB (Nasdaq:MTGNY) (Stockholm:MTGa) owns 33% of P4 Radio alongside a group of other international investors, and the Company's shares are quoted on The Oslo Stock Exchange. Norway's Ministry of Church and Culture announced late on Friday that Norway's only national commercial radio broadcasting licence, which expires at the end of 2003, is to be awarded by the Norwegian government to a rival bidder.