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Downtown Diamonds?: Ballpark no magic pill, five cities show

When a group of Oakland officials and ballpark boosters embarked in April on two whirlwind tours of cities and their new downtown stadiums, they were armed with a list of questions. By Robert Gammon and...

Colo. gets $9 mil for reading this year and could receive $59MM over six years.

Colorado has been awarded a $9 million federal grant to help young school children learn to read, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced today. By The Associated Press Paige said Colorado was among three...

How to make the most of PowerPoint Presentations

What Can Your PowerPoint Presentation Learn from TV Commercials? Do you ever wonder why some PowerPoint Presentations are so much better than others? Why do some have amazing powers of persuasion while others simply bore...

$700 million in educational technology block grants now open to states

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced that states may now apply for their share of the new $700 million educational technology block-grant program. The grant program—called Enhancing Education Through Technology, or "Ed Tech"...

City’s Culture Brings Talent, Then Companies

When Prashanth Boccasam started a small software company last fall, he could have stayed in Houston, where he lived at the time. Instead, he packed up and brought Approva Corp. to Tysons Corner. By Neil...

The City of Butte Silver-Bow County, Montana Selects Logistic Systems, Inc. (LogiSYS) for its Public Safety CAD and RMS Solution

Butte Silver-Bow County, MT has selected Logistic Systems, Inc. http://www.logistic-systems.com to provide a county-wide Public Safety Enterprise Computing System and other peripherals for Fire, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Services. The project includes a state-of-the-art...

Federal Funding Opportunity -Department of Agriculture to help independent agricultural producers enter into value-added activities.

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) has approximately $33 million in FY 2002 funds to help independent agricultural producers enter into value-added activities. The maximum award amount is $500,000. RBS requests proposals from eligible independent producers,...

Enabling innovation

While not normally a wellspring of innovation, the suits on Wall Street and Sand Hill Road remain crucial to pushing technology forward. By Julie Landry RedHerring Where does innovation happen? Ask technology entrepreneurs, and they’ll...

Forest thinning idea grows

The adventure started as a way of helping people in Lincoln County dispose of small diameter trees cut down to improve the health of the watershed and to reduce the wild fire danger. The timing...

Deal terms catch up with biotech

Risk-wary investors seeking aggressive deals in medical and science sector Venture money has been flowing more generously into medical and science deals than to other fields for a few quarters now. But it looks like...

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