Prompt Proofing Blog Post: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tips

This month’s post on writing tips focuses on search engine optimization (SEO).

VANCOUVER, BC, March 16, 2012  — A large part of Prompt Proofing’s business consists of writing press releases and articles or writing blog posts designed primarily for SEO. We generally advise clients that frequently updated content helps search engine rankings – therefore publishing a blog, for example, and updating it regularly, will help direct traffic to your site. This is true. Putting out regular press releases will also help. Some customers, however, have budgets that only allow for occasional press releases and they understandably wish to obtain the best SEO results from perhaps one press release or article.

What you are trying to achieve, when selecting keywords and phrases for SEO, is to direct traffic to your website. It is therefore useful to put yourself in a potential customer’s shoes. If you were looking for the service or product that your company provides, what terms would you type into a search engine? List the terms you think are most likely, or possibly ask a friend to do this for you. Keywords can work but phrases of two to four words are even better.

Imagine you are looking for someone to paint your house; if you simply search “painters” you are likely to find long lists of artists. Selecting “house painters” will get you more relevant results. Location is key for any physical, location-dependent business. If you live in Denver then you might search for “house painters in Denver”. If you actually have a house painting business in Denver, then this would clearly be an effective key phrase. Perhaps you also specialize in low-VOC paints; in this case again, you have a clear key phrase. Ensure that each press release/blog post or article, includes the linked key phrases “house painters in Denver”, “low-VOC paints” or possibly “environmentally-friendly painters” or “organic-compound painters”.

Similarly, if you run a vegan restaurant in Tucson then “vegan restaurants” or even better “vegan restaurants in Tucson” or possibly “Tucson vegan restaurants” are likely to be effective key phrases. If your business is not location dependent then focus more on different terms that customers might use in a search. If you offer web design online then key phrases would be “web design”, “web designers”, “online web designers” or “website designers”. You can, in all likelihood, include all four likely variants in each blog post or press release that you publish.

Whatever you do, introduce your chosen key phrases as naturally as possible. Some businesses make the mistake of stringing together keywords and key phrases in almost meaningless prose. This will lose you readers and may well result in your being reported for spamming, which could mean that Google bans all your future writing efforts! Ideally, around four linked keywords or key phrases in a 200-300 word press release, for example, is an acceptable number. Each word or phrase should be surrounded by formatting code or HTML code to create a link to your website.

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Wear Your Green And Eat It, Too

Bruegger’s celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with green bagels

BURLINGTON, VT, March 16, 2012  — This St. Patrick’s Day, Bruegger’s will help spread the luck of the Irish with its famous, hot-from-the-oven green bagels. An annual tradition that started at a Pittsburgh Bruegger’s in 1997, the good luck bagels will be available to guests at participating bakeries across the nation on March 16 and March 17, while supplies last.

Bruegger’s makes the once-a-year bagels by adding a touch of Irish magic to its traditional bagel dough and baking it fresh in the New York style at each of its bakeries. Guests love the festive St. Patrick’s Day treat — Bruegger’s sold more than 100,000 green bagels in 2011!

For a complete list of bakeries, go to: http://www.brueggers.com/about-us/bakery-locations

About Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc
Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc. (BEI), a leader in the fast casual restaurant segment, operates 300 Bruegger’s bakeries in North America. Renowned for its award winning bagels, Bruegger’s offers a wide variety of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch options made with high quality, simple ingredients served with its unique brand of hospitality. Bruegger’s is dedicated to the communities it serves and supports charitable causes locally and nationally. BEI’s parent company, Groupe Le Duff, SA, is the world’s second largest company in the bakery- cafe sector. Founded in 1983, BEI is headquartered in Burlington, Vt. and was a recent winner of Nation’s Restaurant News’ Golden Chain Award. For more information, please visit www.brueggers.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brueggers or follow us on Twitter @Brueggers.

Clarity for Consumers, Inc. and the ITRC Unite to Help Consumers Fight ID Theft

The ITRC & Clarity for Consumers have positioned their efforts to provide free identity theft mitigation & credit report services for free or for minimal costs.

CLEARWATER, FL, March 16, 2012  – To further educate and offer affordable and helpful resources for non-prime consumers, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and Clarity for Consumers have positioned their efforts to provide free identity theft mitigation and credit report services for free or for minimal costs.

The Identity Theft Resource Center is a nationally recognized non-profit organization which provides toll-free no-cost services to consumers and identity theft victims. Almost 40,000 individuals have availed themselves of no charge ITRC services in the past five years, while millions have used the ITRC website and social networking services to educate themselves on identity theft, fraud, and scams.

“As a service agency that provides free assistance to thousands of victims each year, many of modest means, we are thrilled to partner with Clarity for Consumers in helping provide assistance to consumers nationwide,” said Rex Davis, Director of Operations at the ITRC. “We share a common interest in providing awareness, education, and support to the underserved.”

Consumers who are unable to afford fraud resolution services are able to contact the ITRC and find assistance for issues such as: identity theft, financial fraud, scams, and privacy. ITRC provides free assistance in mitigating their financial fraud case, governmental identity theft, criminal identity theft, child identity theft, and more.

“In light of the recent business transactions, like the purchase of ID Analytics, Inc. by LifeLock, Inc., it is evident that there is a need for a resource available to them to address the issues of identity theft and protection services,” said Tim Ranney, president and founder of Clarity Services, Inc. “There is a segment of the population that needs these services, but simply cannot afford them.” said Ranney.

The Clarity Credit Report, provided by Clarity Services, Inc., is available exclusively from the Clarity for Consumers website for less than a dollar. The site also provides visitors with educational materials that guide them through their report, articles on improving credit standing, and more. Non-prime consumers can learn about this credit report which is widely used in the alternative financial services market and which they need to understand the value of its contents and their credit standing.

“Our partnership with the ITRC is one more step in the right direction to providing consumers with all the tools and resources needed to understand their credit, and how the value and benefits of Clarity for Consumers and the ITRC will place them at an advantage in understanding their available credit options, and resources to assist them” stated Alice Vassel, Executive Director for Clarity for Consumers.

Both the ITRC and Clarity for Consumers strive to help non-prime individuals who may not be able to afford the valuable services necessary or control access over their personal information and credit status. Educational and resource services include fraud resolution, credit education, and access to their Clarity Credit Report.

Visit www.idtheftcenter.org for more information on the ITRC’s services and no-cost assistance and www.clarityforconsumers.com to find out more about the Clarity Credit Report and education on understanding creditworthiness.

With over 26 million unique Social Security Numbers, Clarity Services provides powerful reporting products on under banked, subprime, thin file consumers with real-time consumer data to facilitate fraud detection, risk management and more. A series of fully customizable configurations help businesses make educated decision choices to meet individual business needs and help reduce investment losses.

For more information on Clarity’s robust reporting solutions, please visit: www.clarityservices.com

Today In History – March 7, 2012

1854 – Charles Miller received a patent for the sewing machine that stitches buttonholes! Imagine what our clothes would be like without buttonholes! We’d use Velcro? Safety pins? Fishing hooks? Snaps? Paper clips? Staples? All of the above? And just why is it that women’s clothes have buttonholes on the opposite side of men’s clothes? Yet, so many women wear men’s clothes. It’s all so confusing. Time to take a nap to think about it. 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell of Salem, MA ‘rang’ up a patent for his invention, the telephone. It was an invention, incidentally, that almost bankrupted his company in the beginning. Now, it’s his invention that almost bankrupts those of us who use the phone to call long distance each month…

1911 – Willis Farnsworth of Petaluma, CA patented the coin-operated locker. So, if you hang around the bus or train station or visit an amusement park today, remember this when placing your belongings inside a locker. And remember, we are not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Thank you.

1933 – CBS radio debuted the first daytime radio serial on this day. Marie the Little French Princess had a successful run of two years on the air.

1939 – Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians recorded one of the most popular songs of the century. The standard, Auld Lang Syne, was recorded for Decca Records … about two months and a week late, we’d say.

1944 – Norman Corwin hosted a program titled, Columbia Presents Corwin on the CBS radio network this day. It was the first time the show was broadcast.

1946 – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard was the site of the 18th Annual Academy Awards celebration. Bob Hope hosted the first half of the show with James Stewart stepping up to the mike for the second half. The Best Motion Picture of 1945 was Paramount’s The Lost Weekend, produced by Charles Brackett. It also won for Best Director (Billy Wilder), Best Actor (Ray Milland), and Best Writing of a Screenplay (Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder). The Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role went to James Dunn for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Best Actress was Joan Crawford for her perfomance in Mildred Pierce. The votes for The Best Actress in a Supporting Role prize went to Anne Revere for National Velvet. The Best Music/Scoring of a Musical Picture Oscar went to Georgie Stoll for Anchors Aweigh and Best Music/Song was It Might as Well Be Spring (from State Fair) by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers.

1954 – Russia defeated Canada 7-2 to capture the world ice-hockey title in Stockholm, Sweden. It marked the first time that Russia participated in the ice-hockey competition and started a dynasty — until being checked by Team USA in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, NY.

1955 – Peter Pan, with Mary Martin and Cyril Richard, was presented as a television special for the first time.

1955 – Comedienne Phyllis Diller made her debut at the Purple Onion in San Francisco, CA, leading to a stage, club and television career that spanned more than three decades … and as many facelifts.

1955 – Baseball commissioner Ford Frick indicated that he was in favor of legalizing the spitball. The commissioner said, “It’s a great pitch.” Many, like Gaylord Perry and others would agree, but the rules never changed to allow the dastardly pitch. Catchers often said that when catching a spitball, one needed to wear a raincoat for protection.

1956 – Lonnie Donegan’s hit song, Rock Island Line, was doing well on the pop music charts from across the big pond. The popular music from Great Britain’s ‘King of Skiffle’ ushered in the new music craze called ‘skiffle’. Donegan was born in Glasgow, Scotland and was a member of Chris Barber’s Jazz Band. He had one other major hit on the U.S. pop charts even bigger than Rock Island Line. In 1961, Donegan’s Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It’s Flavor (On the Bedpost Over Night) made it to the top five in America. The song was a top-10 hit in 1924 by Ernest Hare and Billy Jones. However, instead of “Chewing Gum” in the original title, it was “Spearmint”. Donegan recorded his version of the song in 1959, two years before it became a hit. Incidentally, John Lennon and George Harrison of The Beatles both started their careers in skiffle bands. I’m Casey Kasem in Hollywood and the countdown continues…

1985 – The song We Are the World, from the album of the same name, was played on the radio for the first time. Forty-five of pop music’s top stars had gathered together to combine their talents to record the music of Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson. Richie and Jackson sang, too, while Quincy Jones did the producing of the USA for Africa record. The proceeds of the multimillion-selling recording went to aid African famine victims. The project, coordinated by Ken Kragen, was deemed a huge success.

1987 – World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champ, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, became the youngest heavyweight titlist ever as he beat James Smith in a decision during a 12-round bout in Las Vegas.

NOTABLE BIRTHDAYS 1849 – Luther Burbank naturalist: creator of new varieties of flowers, trees, edible fruits and vegetables; died Apr 11, 1926 1875 – Maurice Ravel composer: Bolero; died Dec 28, 1937

1908 – Anna Magnani actress: The Rose Tattoo, The Miracle, The Fugitive Kind, Bellissimo: Images of the Italian Cinema; died Sep 26, 1973

1917 – Lee Young jazz musician: drummer: Nat King Cole Trio, Lee Young Band; died Jul 31, 2008

1922 – Andy Phillip NBA Basketball Hall of Famer: Univ. of Illinois [‘floor general’: Whiz Kids]; Philadelphia Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons; Associated Press all-time All-American team [1950]; died Apr 29, 2001

1923 – Mahlon Clark musician: clarinet/reeds: Lawrence Welk’s band; died Sep 20, 2007

1927 – James Broderick actor: Alice’s Restaurant, Dog Day Afternoon; died Nov 1, 1982

1930 – Tom (Thomas James) Acker baseball: pitcher: Cincinnati Redlegs, Cincinnati Reds

1934 – Willard Scott (Willard Herman Scott Jr.) weatherman: Today show

1938 – Homero Blancas golf: champ: Phoenix Open [1972]

1938 – Janet Guthrie auto racer: first woman in Indianapolis 500; International Women’s Sports Hall of Famer

1940 – Daniel J. Travanti Emmy Award-Winning actor: Hill Street Blues [1980-81, 1981-82], Weep No More My Lady

1942 – Tammy Faye Bakker (Tamara Faye LaValley) TV evangelist; once married to founder of PTL CLub, Jim Bakker; died Jul 20, 2007

1942 – Pete Beathard football: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback: Super Bowl I

1943 – Bill MacMillan hockey: NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Flames, NY Islanders; coach/GM: New Jersey Devils

1943 – Rick (Richard) Redman football: Washington State, Univ. of Washington; San Diego Chargers

1943 – Chris White musician: bass: group: The Zombies: She’s Not There, You Make Me Feel Good, Tell Her No, She’s Coming Home, I Want You Back Again, Time of the Seasons

1945 – John Heard actor: The Pelican Brief, Radio Flyer, Home Alone series, Rambling Rose, The Milagro Beanfield War, Big, Beaches, First Love, Between the Lines, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town

1946 – Matthew Fisher musician: organ: group: Procol Harum: Whiter Shade of Pale; solo: LPs: Journey’s End, I’ll be There, Matthew Fisher, Strange Days; operated own recording studio

1946 – Peter Wolf (Blankfield) singer: group: J. Geils Band: Centerfold; Lights Out, Freeze-Frame; married Faye Dunaway

1950 – Franco Harris Pro Football Hall of Famer: Pittsburgh Steelers running back: Super Bowl IX, X, XIII, XIV

1950 – Bernie MacNeil hockey: NHL: SL Blues

1950 – Billy Joe DuPree football: Dallas Cowboys tight end: Super Bowl X, XII, XIII

1951 – Jeff Burroughs baseball: Washington Senators, Texas Rangers [all-star: 1974], Atlanta Braves [all-star: 1978], Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays

1952 – Lynn Swann Pro Football Hall of Famer: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver: Super Bowl IX, X, XIII, XIV; TV sportscaster

1960 – Ivan Lendl tennis champion: Australian Open [1989,1983,1990], French Open [1984, 1986, 1987], U.S. Open [1985, 1986, 1987]

1966 – Paul Davis musician: keyboards: group: Happy Mondays

Source: 440.com

Crazy. Pentagon is Ordering 1,100 Micro-robots for $13.9 million!

I was looking around on Mashable, and I came accross this article published just a couple hours ago.  Wow.

Less than a month after the U.S. Army ordered 1,100 micro-robots for $13.9 million, the Department of Defense placed a $1 million order for lightweight robots from iRobot Corp., it was announced Tuesday.

The order came from the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), which operates under the umbrella of the DOD. The purpose of the organization is to detect and eliminate IED threats. It ordered 105 FirstLook robots for $1.5 million — iRobot’s first “significant order” of the small bots.

Throw ‘em, drop ‘em, kick ‘em — these robots can take a beating. The iRobot 110 FirstLook weighs five pounds. It can be dropped from 15 feet and climb over obstacles up to seven inches high. The robot also corrects itself should it flip over. It is equipped with four cameras to survey from all angles.

To help protect soldiers, the robots can survey rooftops, go through houses and peer around corners, plus provide intelligence and clear the path in numerous other dangerous scenarios.

As badass as these robots are, the order also amounts to a hefty sum of taxpayer dollars. At $12,636 per micro-robot, the U.S. Army got a better deal last month than the JIEDDO did more recently. The JIEDDO order breaks down to about $14,285 per FirstLook robot.

Mashable reached out to iRobot and the DOD to find out more about these machines, and we’ll let you know what we hear back.

Robots can save lives in more ways than one — from military operations to nanorobotics being developed with the hope of curing cancer. Some critics, however, say these advances could also lead to human extinction.

But for now, such technological advances can decrease human fatalities in combat. They can also break world records.

What do you think about the U.S. using robots in combat? Share your opinions below.

Image courtesy of iRobot Corp. “

I cannot believe how crazy robotic technology continues to change.  There is also a video at: http://mashable.com/2012/03/06/pentagon_building_robot_army/ on their site as well.  This may not be quite related to press release distribution or 24-7PressRelease.com, (which is why I have put it under Coffee Break), however the article is still quite interesting and worth the share!  🙂

 

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Unique Industrial Emissions Analyzer Simultaneously Measures CO, CO2, H2O and O2 in Real Time

Rugged trace gas analyzer simultaneously measures four key components that characterize combustion emissions from industrial plants: carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), water (H2O) and oxygen (O2).

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, March 06, 2012  — A new instrument from Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas analyzers, is the first to enable comprehensive monitoring of industrial combustion processes for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compliance and other purposes. Specifically, the Industrial Emissions Analyzer (CO, CO2, H2O, O2) can precisely and simultaneously measure all key combustion products (carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, water vapor and oxygen). This product launch follows the EPA’s release of the first comprehensive survey of GHGs emitted from major industrial facilities in the U.S.

The new Industrial Emissions Analyzer (CO, CO2, H2O, O2), or IEA, measures each gas independently with practically zero crosstalk (or cross sensitivity) between the four components, or with other trace gases, such as unburned hydrocarbons. The IEA also features rugged packaging, automated operation, and Ethernet connectivity which make it ideal for portable operation as well as remote, unmanned operation over extended periods in inaccessible locations and/or challenging operating conditions. Two models are currently offered: a Standard model with total uncertainty less than 1%, and an Enhanced Performance (EP) version with total uncertainty less than 0.03% of measured mole fractions over the entire range of operating temperatures from 0 to 45 degrees C.
The IEA accurately corrects for water vapor dilution and spectroscopic effects and thus directly reports CO, CO2 and O2 on a dry mole basis without drying or other treatment of the emissions gas mixture. This is unlike older conventional technologies (including photoacoustic, FTIR, NDIR, GC), which cannot deliver these measurements without sample pretreatment. This new Industrial Emissions Analyzer (CO, CO2, H2O, O2) also delivers much higher dynamic range for all four gases as compared to any other real-time measurement technology, so sample concentration or dilution is not required.

LGR President Dr. Doug Baer notes, “Our new Industrial Emissions Analyzer was developed to help improve production and manufacturing efficiencies of energy intensive industries including power plants, refineries and other major GHG emitters as summarized recently by the US EPA. Reliable monitoring of large industrial emitters like power plants and chemical production plants and refineries cannot be achieved simply by calculation and self-reporting. Plant owners, monitoring agencies and other stakeholders need objective, reliable measurements in order to improve efficiencies now more than ever.”

LGR precision gas analyzers are based on the company’s patented Off-Axis Integrated Cavity Output Spectroscopy (OA-ICOS) technology, a fourth generation, cavity-enhanced laser absorption technique. This unique approach is both more rugged and more precise than earlier cavity-enhanced techniques, such as conventional cavity ringdown spectroscopy (CRDS), because the performance of OA-ICOS does not need ultra-precise alignment or sub nanometer stability of its optics, or a high degree of thermal control. This ensures higher absolute accuracy, longer maintenance intervals, higher reliability and lowest cost of ownership.

LGR (www.LGRinc.com) makes the world’s most precise, rugged and reliable instruments for measurements of trace gases and isotopes. LGR instruments have been deployed by scientists for acquiring the most accurate measurements possible on all seven continents, in unmanned aerial vehicles, in mobile laboratories, on research and commercial aircraft, and in undersea vehicles.

Today In History – March 6, 2012

1646 – We go waaaay back in time to when Joseph Jenkes of Massachusetts received the first machine patent. Trouble was, though he had patent in hand, he didn’t quite have a clue as to just what machine he patented, since there were no machines back then. His supposed reply to getting the patent, anyway, was, “Hey! Thanks!” 1808 – The first college orchestra was founded — at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. So, strike up the band today!

1941 – Les Hite and his orchestra recorded The World is Waiting for the Sunrise on Bluebird Records. The instrumental became Hite’s most popular work. A decade later, Les Paul and Mary Ford added a vocal to the tune, making it one of their biggest-selling hit songs.

1947 – The USS The Newport News was launched from a shipbuilding yard at Newport News, VA. It was the first air-conditioned naval ship.

1948 – Ralph Edwards created a quiz on radio’s Truth or Consequences called The Walking Man. After ten weeks of guesses by contestants playing the game, it was finally revealed that Jack Benny was The Walking Man.

1962 – Frank Sinatra recorded his final session for Capitol Records in Hollywood. Sinatra had been recording for his own record label, Reprise, for two years. His final side on Capitol was I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues, with Skip Martin’s orchestra.

1964 – Tom O’Hara ran the mile in 3 minutes, 56.4 seconds, setting a world indoor record in Chicago, IL. And he still didn’t beat that speedy dromedary.

1976 – The Waylon & Willie (Jennings and Nelson) song, Good Hearted Woman, started the last of three weeks at the top of the country music charts. Waylon and Willie wrote the song in 1969 during a poker game in Ft. Worth, TX. According to Jennings, “I’d been reading an ad for Ike and Tina Turner and it said, ‘Tina Turner singing songs about good-hearted women loving good-timing men.’ I thought, ‘What a great country song title that is!’” He was mighty correct, y’all.

1981 – Walter Cronkite, the dean of American television newscasters, said “And that’s the way it is” for the final time, as he closed the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. An audience estimated at 17,000,000 viewers saw ‘the most trusted man in America’ sign-off. Cronkite retired after more than 30 years in broadcasting. He was replaced by Dan Rather at the anchor desk.

1982 – The most points scored by two teams in the National Basketball Association made history. San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 in three overtime periods to set the mark.

1983 – The United States Football League began its first season of pro football competition. Fans didn’t support the new spring league opposition to the National Football League and, as a result, team names such as the Bandits, Breakers, Blitz, Invaders and Wranglers were relatively short-lived. The league was forced to fold amid controversy, low fan acceptance and lower television ratings. It was not long before players began to scramble for spots in the NFL. The USFL lasted two seasons.

1985 – Yul Brynner played his famous role as the king in The King and I in his 4,500th performance in the musical. The actor, age 64, opened the successful production on Broadway in 1951.

 

NOTABLE BIRTHDAYS: 1926 – Alan Greenspan economist: chairperson: U.S. Federal Reserve Board [1987-2006]

1927 – (Leroy) Gordon Cooper U.S. astronaut: one of original seven Mercury astronauts [orbited earth 22 times aboard Faith 7 (Mercury 9): May 15, 1963]; flew on Gemini 5 [1965], set flight record of 190 hours, 55 minutes, orbiting the earth 120 times; died Oct 4, 2004

1928 – Gabriel Garcia-Marquez author: A Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera

1937 – Valentina Tereshkova-Nikolaeva Russian cosmonaut

1939 – Cookie (Octavio Victor Rivas) Rojas baseball: Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies [all-star: 1965], KC Royals [all-star: 1971-1974], SL Cardinals

1941 – Willie (Wilver Dornel) Stargell Baseball Hall-of-Famer: Pittsburgh Pirates [all-star: 1964-1966, 1971-1973, 1978/World Series: 1971, 1979: MVP/Baseball Writer’s Award: 1979/AP Male Athlete of the Year: 1979]; 475 career homers: lead N.L. twice [48: 1971, 44: 1973]; drove in 1,540 runs, scored 1,195, 2,232 hits, lifetime batting average of .282

1942 – Ben Murphy actor: The Winds of War, The Chisholms, Time Walker, Alias Smith and Jones, Yours, Mine and Ours

1944 – Mary Wilson singer: group: The Supremes: Where Did Our Love Go, Baby Love, Come See About Me, Stop! In the Name of Love, Back in My Arms Again, I Hear a Symphony, Nothing But Heartaches, You Can’t Hurry Love, You Keep Me Hanging On, My World is Empty Without You

1945 – Hugh Grundy musician: drums: group: The Zombies: She’s Not There, You Make Me Feel Good, Tell Her No, She’s Coming Home, I Want You Back Again, Time of the Seasons

1945 – Bob Trumpy football: Cincinnati; broadcaster

1947 – Kiki Dee (Pauline Matthews) singer: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Amoureuse, [You Don’t Know] How Glad I Am, Star

1947 – Dick Fosbury Olympic Gold Medalist and record holder: high jump [7’, 4 1/4″, 1968]; National Track & Field Hall of Famer: 1st to break 7’ indoors; invented the Fosbury Flop high jump technique

1947 – Rob Reiner Emmy Award-winning Best Supporting Actor/Comedy Series: All In the Family [1973-74, 1977-78], Postcards from the Edge, Sleepless in Seattle; director: When Harry Met Sally, This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, A Few Good Men; Carl’s son

1959 – Tom Arnold actor: Roseanne, The Jackie Thomas Show, Tom, True Lies

1972 – Shaquille O’Neal basketball: Orlando Magic: NBA Rookie of the Year [1993]; LA Lakers

Today In History – March 5, 2012

1750 – The first Shakespearean play in America was presented at the Nassau Street Theatre in New York City. The play enjoyed by the audience was the famous “King Richard III”. 1821 – James Monroe became the first President of the United States to be inaugurated on March 5th. The reason? The usual inauguration date of March 4th fell on a Sunday that year and a President cannot be inaugurated on the Sabbath. It’s still the law, even though the Inauguration Day was officially set back to January 20th.

1864 – For the first time, Oxford met Cambridge in track and field competition in England.

1872 – George Westinghouse of “You can be sure if it’s Westinghouse” fame patented the air brake on this day. They were, and remain, especially important to trains, big trucks, buses and amusement park rides.

1922 – Annie Oakley broke all existing records for women’s trap shooting. She smashed 98 out of 100 clay targets thrown at 16 yards while at a match at the Pinehurst Gun Club in North Carolina. She hit the first fifty, missed the 51st, then the 67th.

1923 – Old-age pension laws were enacted in the states of Montana and Nevada.

1925 – Lace up those bowling shoes, keglers, grab that 16-pounds of rubber or hi-tech plastic and let it rip down the lane, as we bring you bowling news. Frank Caruana of Buffalo, New York, became the first bowler to roll two perfect games in a row and an amazing 29 strikes in succession! He rolled five strikes in a row in a third game in sanctioned play, as well.

1936 – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s “Mutiny On The Bounty” (produced by Irving Thalberg and Albert Lewin) was voted Outstanding Production, as they used to say. The 8th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. Director/producer/writer/actor Frank Capra hosted the big giveaway honoring the films of 1935, which saw Victor McLaglen take the Best Actor prize for “The Informer” (John Ford won for directing this one). Best Actress was Bette Davis in “Dangerous”. In case you are wondering, they didn’t start handing out those Supporting Actor/Actress awards until 1937. The Best Music/Song award winners were Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics) for the song “Lullaby of Broadway” from “Gold Diggers of 1935”. An Oscar for Short Subject/Cartoon was awarded to some guy named Walt Disney for his ’toon, “Three Orphan Kittens”.

1946 – Winston Churchill delivered his famous Iron Curtain Speech at Fulton, MO, “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.”

1960 – Elvis Presley returned to civilian life after a two-year hitch in the U.S. Army. Not since General Douglas MacArthur returned from battle has a soldier received such publicity. Elvis said he probably would not be growing his famous and long sideburns back, though he did relent in later years.

1963 – Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hankshaw Hawkins were killed in a plane crash at Camden, TN, near Nashville. The famous country music stars were returning from a benefit performance. Cline, the ‘Queen of Country Music’ was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973. Jessica Lange played Patsy in the 1985 biographical film, “Sweet Dreams”, named after one of Cline’s hugely popular songs. Willie Nelson wrote her biggest hit, “Crazy”, which become a number one country hit and a top 10 pop song in November, 1961.

1969 – The rock magazine, “Creem”, was published for the first time this day.

1973 – Roberta Flack, riding at #1 on the pop music charts with, “Killing Me Softly with His Song”, could hardly wait to rip into the fancy frame containing her brand new gold record. She flew to the stereo machine and set the needle down on the shiny surface, only to hear “Come Softly to Me”. She was so impressed by this unexpected turn of the table that she wound up humming the old Fleetwoods song for three days.

1984 – The Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League signed quarterback, Steve Young, from Brigham Young University, to a “substantial” contract on this day. The football all-American inked a pact that would earn him $40 million dollars over a 43-year period, in one of the most complicated contracts ever — lasting until 2027. The USFL folded not long after he signed the lucrative deal. Young became the back-up quarterback for football legend, Joe Montana, in San Francisco. In 1994, when Montana moved to the Kansas City Chiefs, Steve Young took over the reins to lead the 49ers.

1985 – Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders became the first National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in eight consecutive seasons. Two players have scored 50 goals in six seasons: Wayne ‘The Great One’ Gretzky of Los Angeles and Guy Lafleur of Montreal.

1993 – Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was banned for life from racing by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) after he failed a dope test. He also had been forced out of the 1988 Seoul Olympics after failing a drug test.

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Doctor Medica Announces Updated Website Offering Medical and Cosmetic Products at Affordable Prices

Updated site is easy to navigate and allows medical professionals to access cosmetic and medical products at unbeatable prices.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, March 05, 2012 — Doctor Medica is an international pharmaceutical product supply company that delivers cosmetic injectable medication such as Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Surgiderm, Radiesse and Sculptra to medical professionals primarily in North America. In addition to cosmetic medication products, this company also supplies orthopedic medication to customers.

Doctor Medica primarily supplies its products to medical specialists such as doctors, offering an affordable alternative for medication purchase to them. Delivery is rapid and customer service is exceptional; shipping is free on all orders made and further discounts are readily available for large volume orders. If you are unable to find a particular product on their site, Doctor Medica’s customer service team will be happy to provide you with assistance. If you would like to have convenient access to cosmetic and orthopedic medication products at competitive prices, Doctor Medica will be your best bet.

“Doctor Medica’s range of cosmetic products has been sourced from international manufacturers,” says Steve Phillips, customer representative. “We supply brand name products that have stood the test of time. Our reliable and consistent customer service makes us one of the best suppliers of cosmetic products on the Internet today. Our prices are guaranteed to be the lowest available, offering our customers huge savings over regular pricing.”

There is virtually no difference at all between what is offered at Doctor Medica and what is available at the nearest pharmacy; the products themselves may be identical. Medical professionals looking for more affordable places to shop at should contact www.DoctorMedica.com for further information.