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Toby Keith will be 2012 Stampede's big act
for Best New Artist and Single of the Year "If I Die Young," while Kimberly Perry received Song of the Year for that tune. The band debuted in 2010, which also was its first Stampede performance. With the traditional opening Christian country act
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Single goals were scored by Aaron Polk, Van Burgess, Christian Dudley and Kusters. Van Burgess was credited with six assists. Although Nick Wiley didn't score in the contest, Coach Burgess noted a fine game was turned in by junior defender.
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Enjoy Thanksgiving meal and conversation Thursday
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Understand the concept of the travel and tourism sector

Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who “travel to and stay in places outside their usual environment for more than twenty-four (24) hours and not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited.”[1] Tourism has become a popular global leisure activity. In 2008, there were over 922 million international tourist arrivals, with a growth of 1.9% as compared to 2007. International tourism receipts grew to US4 billion (euro 642 billion) in 2008, corresponding to an increase in real terms of 1.8%.[2] As a result of the late-2000s recession, international travel demand suffered a strong slowdown beginning in June 2008, with growth in international tourism arrivals worldwide falling to 2% during the boreal summer months.

Thanks to the terrorist who tried to blow up Noethwest-Delta Flight 253 in Detroit on Christmas Day, air travel will become even more hellish than it already is. But what choice do we have? Everyone knows we also have to be on the lookout for those awful Christian and Jewish terrorists. Limiting our observation and searches to Muslims would be profiling and we can’t have that, can we?
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WestBow Press Helps First-Time Author Realize Publishing Dream

Bloomington, IND (PRWEB) October 21, 2011

WestBow Press, the strategic self-publishing division of the world?s largest Christian publisher, Thomas Nelson, Inc., today released a powerful video interview with children?s book author and illustrator Mitzi Doster. Her book, ?The Lizard in the Laundry,? was published as a collaborative effort by WestBow Press and the Granting Dreams Foundation to ensure her story and message was captured for children to cherish.

In the interview, Doster discusses her very personal fight with breast cancer and the urgency she felt to turn ?The Lizard in the Laundry? from idea to published book. The touching video is available here:

?I wanted to leave a literary legacy, and I wanted a publisher to publish my book. The Granting Dreams Foundation contacted Thomas Nelson publishing and they agreed to do my book through their subsidiary, WestBow Press,? said ?The Lizard in the Laundry? author, Mitzi Doster. ?Working with WestBow Press has been a pleasure?they were sincere and professional. They took my dream and perfected it.?

The Granting Dreams Foundation, which grants tomorrow?s dreams today for those 19 and older with a life-threatening medical condition, was proud to help Doster make her dream of publishing a children?s book come true. The foundation was also humbled by her wish to donate a portion of the proceeds from ?The Lizard in the Laundry? to helping the organization make hundreds of other dreams come true. For more information, please visit

?Mitzi had an incredible story and a dream to create a literary legacy,? said Keith Ogorek, Senior Vice-President of Marketing of Author Solutions, the publishing partner of WestBow Press. ?We were honored she trusted WestBow Press to make it come true.?

For more information about self-publishing opportunities with WestBow Press please visit

About the Author

Like the lizard in the laundry, Mitzi Doster has been hiding. Creative and talented, Doster spent most of her life writing and illustrating, but only shared her stories with her family and close friends. A recurring bout with breast cancer prompted her to do something to make a bigger impact with her life. Her desire to leave a literary legacy that will continue to help and encourage others was fulfilled when the Granting Dreams Foundation teamed up with Thomas Nelson to publish her book.

About WestBow Press:

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world?s largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) ? the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to ?inspire the world? with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit or call (866)-928-1240. Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.


Application Deadline Nears for Oregon College?s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Newberg, Ore. (PRWEB) October 22, 2011

Prospective students interested in applying to Oregon?s newest doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program have just over a month to do so, as the application deadline for George Fox University?s first DPT class is Thursday, Dec. 1.

The program will begin hosting classes in the fall of 2012. With the addition, George Fox is one of only two schools in the state to offer a doctor of physical therapy degree. Only three schools in Washington and one in Idaho offer physical therapy, and there are no programs in California north of Sacramento.

An information meeting on George Fox?s program is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Room 155 of the university?s Portland Center, 12753 S.W. 68th Ave., in Portland. The event will allow potential students to meet the program?s director, Tyler Cuddeford, and learn about program distinctives, the admissions process and financial aid.

Those interested in attending can R.S.V.P. to Patrick Kelley, the program?s admissions counselor, at 503-554-2223.

The university will host on-campus interviews with candidates in February of 2012 and will announce admissions decisions in the spring of 2012. Classes will begin in August of next year with 32 students. To apply, visit

Demand for physical therapists is expected to increase in the next six years, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a document created every two years by the U.S. Department of Labor. According to the 2010-11 Handbook, employment of physical therapists is expected to grow 30 percent between 2008 and 2018. The report concluded that job opportunities will be most promising in the acute hospital, rehabilitation and orthopedic settings.

Physical therapy programs are typically three years in length and include more than 100 semester hours in classes that cover anatomy, neuroscience, clinical kinesiology, clinical reasoning, applied physiology, healthcare management, and evaluation techniques for cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, pediatric, geriatric and neurological diseases and disorders. By graduation, students have spent 36 weeks in full-time clinical internships.

George Fox will house its physical therapy program in the Villa Academic Complex on the school?s Newberg, Ore., campus. The school purchased the facility from Providence Newberg Hospital in 2006 and has since converted it into space to accommodate its doctor of physical therapy, doctor of psychology and School of Education programs.

To learn more about George Fox?s physical therapy program, visit For admissions information, contact Kelly at 503-554-2223.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier national university. More than 3,400 students attend classes on the university?s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor?s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master?s and doctoral degrees.


Patrick Kelley

Admissions Counselor, Doctor of Physical Therapy


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The Leading Hotels of the World Where Guests Can Marry

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 9, 2009

Brides and their families are always looking for unique and different places to hold weddings. To help lead couples to the altar, we are delighted to present a selection of just a few of the Leading Hotels where wedding ceremonies can be performed.

Several Leading Hotels have chapels on property, making them especially attractive as wedding venues. Here are just a few:

For a winter wedding, what could be a better backdrop than the snow-covered Austrian Alps? The Snow Queen and her Consort would feel right at home at Thurnher’s Alpehnhof in Z?rs Am Arlberg. Set 2,300 meters above sea level, the hotel creates a stunning setting with spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. The intimate Baroque-style chapel seats up to 110 guests, and an on-site wedding planner assists with all details – at no extra cost. Horse-drawn sleigh rides, torch-lit hikes through the snow to a cozy cabin, even paragliding and heli-skiing can all be worked into a wedding program. Non-residents can marry legally here, and the hotel staff is delighted to facilitate the necessary paperwork.

At Schlosshotel B?hlerh?he near Baden-Baden, Germany, prospective couples have a choice of two chapels on the premises: St. Antonius, built in 1896, seating approximately 50 people; and the Maria Frieden, built in 1958 and accommodating up to 200. Situated on the B?hlerh?he’s “Marienfels” (rock of Mary), the latter has picturesque views and is popularly known as the Adenauer Chapel, since it was actively supported by ex-chancellor Dr. Konrad Adenauer. A personal donation from the Chancellor, the Madonna within the chapel dates from 1498 and comes from the Meersburg area, near Lake Constance. Other neo-classical venues include the Williams Tower and the Salon Van Dyck, an intimate parlor with a fireplace. Both religious and civil ceremonies can be performed at the hotel.

Sister hotels Elounda Beach Hotel and Elounda Bay Palace have a picturesque chapel in traditional Greek Orthodox style. The wedding ceremony, which takes about ten minutes, is usually held outside the chapel and is carried out by a local official, followed by a blessing by a Greek Orthodox priest. The blessing can take place in the chapel, or on board a traditional wooden kaiki or boat, which takes the couple and guests – up to 50 people – from the hotel’s dock and sails across Mirabello Bay, while the priest blesses the bride and groom. When the blessing is completed, a glass of champagne is offered to all for the toast. Both Greek Orthodox and civil weddings can be arranged, and hotel staff can offer advice and assistance in securing the necessary documentation.

Lindian Village on the island of Rhodes offers several venues for idyllic weddings. Located on the premises, amid lush green gardens, is a small white chapel, constructed in traditional Greek island style. Built in 1990 by the owning family of the hotel, it is open to all guests. Other options for ceremonies include the Pool Dome set in the middle of the swimming pool area, with a direct view of the ocean, seating 40 people; Rivers Isle, a floral gazebo built in a flowing stream, reached via wooden bridges, seating 60; and the private beach can be appropriately set with a flower-decked wooden arch and accommodate 350 guests. To help the bride and groom capture a sense of place, the hotel is happy to organize a traditional Greek wedding, and staff can assist with necessary paperwork for non-resident couples.

Modern-day Romeos and Juliets need look no further than the Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista in Verona, where they are assured of a happy ending – and beginning. The hotel’s intimate San Rocco chapel is ideal for small weddings, seating up to 30 people. Built in the 15th century, it was once the private chapel of the Amista family. Surrounded by an ancient park, it offers a simple and dignified venue for exchanging – or renewing – marriage vows. If couples should want to recapture some Shakespearean romance, the hotel can help them organize a civil ceremony in town in the gothic style Juliet’s house – complete with balcony.

Commanding a 1,000-acre estate, Barcelo La Bobadilla in Granada, Spain is evocative of a small Andalusian village. Winding walkways and courtyards with softly splashing fountains create a sense of place. Set in the midst of its lush gardens, the private chapel is built in Mudejar style, which incorporates the historic Christian and Muslim architectural influences of the region. Housing the largest privately owned pipe organ in the country, the chapel creates an enchanting setting for nuptial celebrations. Outdoor weddings for up to 140 guests can also be arranged, and the hotel is available for buy-outs, depending on the season. While local certificates are not required from non-residents, couples must consult their embassy for the necessary paperwork, and hotel staff can assist with the appropriate contacts.

For couples in Japan, Hotel Okura in Tokyo offers two wedding chapels. The larger one is in the main building, designed in oak and marble accommodating 90 people, while the smaller one in the south wing is done in marble and stained glass, and can seat approximately 70 guests. Evocative of the local culture is the lovely traditional Shinto Japanese wedding ceremony. Generally speaking, just the bride and groom and their immediate families are in attendance for this solemn and dignified celebration, during which the priest prays to the deities, the groom makes his marriage oath, the couple exchange nuptial cups, and rings. The hotel’s Shinto Shrine style wedding ceremony room will accommodate 30 to 40 people.????

Couples can combine a wedding ceremony and exotic honeymoon when they choose Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket. Inspired by Thailand’s water-focused culture, the Chapel-on-the-Lagoon rises on stilts above the tropical waterways of the resort complex. Flooded by natural sunlight, its sliding glass doors can be opened for an al fresco ambience, or closed to provide air-conditioned comfort for up to 50 guests without interrupting the stunning lake view. With its lofty ceiling, glass walls, watery backdrop, lush tropical gardens and nearby beach, the Laguna Wedding Chapel offers countless memorable photo opportunities. It is also the perfect venue for a romantic sunset wedding.

The wedding chapels at Bellagio in Las Vegas offer intimate settings for couples wishing to be married in an atmosphere of beauty and romance. Created to provide elegant surroundings, both chapels are inspired by European design with colorful stained glass windows, ornate lamps and chandeliers of Venetian glass. The smaller East Chapel seats 30 guests, while the South Chapel can seat more than 100. The hotel also offers Terrazza di Sogno, an Italian balcony accommodating 34 and overlooking a Tuscan-inspired landscape and lake with soaring fountains, for couples wanting an outdoor wedding. Non-resident couples can legally marry as long as they have a valid marriage license from the state of Nevada. The hotel’s wedding packages even include limousine transportation to the Marriage License Bureau and back.

A myriad of other Leading Hotels – sans on-premise chapel – make great options for non-denominational weddings around the world. Here are just a few:

Hotel Sacher Wien in Vienna, Austria offers eight banquet rooms, which can be the settings for ceremonies – ranging from the intimate Salon Maria Theresia seating 20 guests, to the grand Marble Hall accommodating up to 100. In true Sacher style, the hotel staff is on hand to assist with everything from information on organizing the required legal paperwork to – should the need arise – standing in as part of the wedding party. There was an occasion when the bridal attendants did not arrive, so the hotel’s banquet team came to the rescue and took over in place of the missing maids. And to sweeten the celebrations, the patissier can create a special version of the legendary Sacher Torte as a wedding cake.

Built by Lord Jan Wellem as a symbol of eternal love and a present to his fianc?, Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg outside Cologne, Germany, creates a fairytale setting for weddings. Civil or religious ceremonies can be held in front of the rose gardens or in the wedding hall Salon Zanetti, featuring a breathtaking baroque d?cor and a marvelous view onto Cologne Cathedral. For couples from other countries, the hotel offers an excellent wedding concierge service to handle all the necessary formal details that have to be dealt with. For larger wedding celebrations the hotel features a magnificent ballroom with chandeliers and more than 300 square meters of space, and for these larger ceremonies, the hotel can be booked on an exclusive basis. The hotel also offers suggestions for creative marriage proposals: a trip in a hot air balloon where the gentleman pops the question over a glass of sparkling wine; or a private fireworks display in the Palace courtyard organized after a romantic candlelight dinner.

While London’s legendary Brown’s does not have a formal chapel, three of its dining rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies. The Clarendon Room, with a capacity for 70, is the largest and is named after the Earl of Clarendon, who resided on this site when it was Clarendon House in the 1860’s. It is decorated with pictures of the founding members of the first gentleman’s dining club in London, which still meets at the hotel when parliament is in sitting. Boasting tall windows over Dover Street, this sophisticated room is perfect for exclusive weddings and guests can make use of a private entrance. The Roosevelt Room is named after President Theodore Roosevelt, who first stayed at Brown’s for his marriage to Edith Kermit Carow. Their wedding certificate hangs in the room. The interconnecting Niagara Room is similar in style and decoration; both have a seating capacity of 38.

The Biltmore in Coral Gables, Florida was built in 1926 and has a Mediterranean feel with Old World Spanish influences. Guests will find many locations that work well for wedding ceremonies on property, from ballrooms with vaulted ceilings or crystal chandeliers to outdoor locations with fountains and columns. There are 150 acres of lush tropical landscape and areas perfect for wedding ceremonies from 25 to 300 people. Couples from other countries can legally marry here, but they must bring necessary documentation with them, and obtain a local marriage license in person. With its golf course, spa, poolside cabanas, tennis, culinary academy, award-winning restaurants and complimentary bridal suite, The Biltmore is a perfect location for destination weddings.

For couples seeking an exclusive intimate venue, without traveling to the far reaches of the earth, Florida’s Fisher Island Club & Resort offers the ideal solution. Situated just a ten-minute ferry ride from Miami Beach, the hotel is blissfully isolated from the rest of the world. The historic Vanderbilt Mansion at the heart of the resort is a dignified alternative setting to the social scene of South Beach. In the center of the Courtyard, the famous Banyan tree is as historic as the Mansion itself and makes the most romantic setting for wedding ceremonies. The tropical gardens, marina and view of the Miami skyline also provide a picturesque backdrop for outdoor events. Couples from other countries can legally marry here, and staff are happy to assist with securing requisite documentation

And For Something Completely Different?

Thanda Private Game Reserve offers a choice of unique venues for weddings. The ceremony can be held in a bush location on the property under ancient Marula trees with plains game animals watching from a distance, in a starlit boma at night, or on a deck overlooking unspoiled African bush. Zulu drummers can usher the bride down the aisle and dance in celebration as the couple are announced husband and wife. Guests in attendance can be accommodated in the unfenced tented camp which is non-electrified and lit with paraffin lamps to create a sentimental old-world atmosphere. There are also luxury villas, each with a spacious lounge area and master bedroom, fireplace, a thatched outdoor game-viewing deck and infinity pool, private boma and outdoor showers. Due to its small size, Thanda requires that a wedding party book out the entire lodge.

For further information on reserving a Leading Hotel for a destination wedding, visit or contact a travel professional.


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