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‘El Mariachi’ helmer Rodriguez to Donna: ‘I’m not Lying’

Donna enjoyed meeting Robert and he was kind enough to include her in his book ‘Rebel Without a Crew’ By Robert Rodriguez SUNDANCE, Utah — I went to the Z … Continue reading

December 26, 2012

Reporter, Writer Reach Settlement (Daily Variety May 2, 1996)

Scribe Donna Parker has reached an out-of-court settlement with the Hollywood Reporter after she was fired for filing a lawsuit against International Creative Management. Sources said Parker received a six-figure … Continue reading

October 11, 2012

Cruise ships’ crime reporting examined

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) — The U.S. Congress is looking into the cruise ship industry and how it handles crimes at sea.Victims of shipboard crimes want lawmakers to regulate the … Continue reading

August 31, 2012

Veteran Publicist and Former Reporter Donna Balancia Consults for Agency

On this short-term assignment I was brought in to help upgrade business dealings and bring in new business. During the time I consulted for the agency, I made an important … Continue reading

August 15, 2012

COMPANY TOWN : Donna Balancia – Chick-fil-A and Marriott

God and Gay Marriage: What Chick-fil-A Could Learn From Marriott By DIANE BRADY, Bloomberg Businessweek — A few months ago, I had an interesting conversation with Bill Marriott. As a … Continue reading

July 27, 2012

Florida 2012 Sales Tax Holiday – 8/3-8/5

Date Issued: 04/30/12 Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain … Continue reading

July 13, 2012

“In his mind a man can seem as an oak”

Dreaming

July 12, 2012

NYT: Simulated Space ‘Terror’ Offers NASA an Online Following

NASA Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki_Af_o9Q9s By KENNETH CHANG — The video is called “Seven Minutes of Terror,” and describes, with the suspense and cinematography of a movie preview, what will happen next … Continue reading

July 11, 2012

No WESH on Bright House

Notice for Bright House subscribers WESH/WKCF’s carriage agreement with Bright House expired at 11:59 pm on July 9. Unfortunately, notwithstanding our best efforts to reach a new carriage agreement, we … Continue reading

July 10, 2012

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