With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.
The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau issued the following on July 30: “You’ve seen the wild, crazy and scary headlines. The Hawaiian Islands are COVERED in molten lava! The island of Hawaii has basically turned into the Real Earth version of Middle Earth’s MORDOR! THOUSANDS are fleeing their homes! MASSES of lava have continually POURED ACROSS the island!” We know most of you know that none of the above is true. And that you’re aware the most recent chapter of Kilauea volcano’s 35-year-old eruption directly affects only a small portion of east Hawaii Island’s Puna district equating 10 square miles of the 4,028-square-mile island.”
In response to the sexual allegations made against CBS CEO Les Moonves, the network issued the following on July 27: “All allegations of personal misconduct are to be taken seriously. The independent directors of CBS have committed to investigating claims that violate the company’s clear policies in that regard. Upon the conclusion of that investigation, which involves recently reported allegations that go back several decades, the board will promptly review the findings and take appropriate action.”
New Quest Diagnostics Data Shows Lyme Disease Prevalence Increasing and is Now Present in New U.S. States
The prevalence of Lyme disease is increasing in the U.S., spiking significantly between 2016 and 2017, and has spread to all 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a new study released July 30 by Quest Diagnostics.
With only 50 lazy, hazy days of summer remaining as of this week OpenTable unveiled on July 30 the 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America for 2018. Featuring restaurants across 14 states and Washington D.C., including 10 in the South, the list evokes all the joys of summer picnic fare without having to break a sweat.
New Podcast Series ‘Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood’ Unearths New Evidence in Unsolved Homicide Case of Hollywood Starlet’s Death
A new 12-part audio documentary series, “Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood” takes listeners on a real-time investigation into the 1981 Natalie Wood’s death. Since its debut on what would have been Wood’s 80th birthday, stunning revelations in the decades old case have come to light including; serious flaws in the original coroner’s report which ruled “death by accidental drowning” and evidence that Natalie was in fact the victim of assault on the night of her death, excerpts from Wood’s unpublished memoir suggesting irreparable turmoil in her relationship with Robert Wagner, and Natalie’s sister Lana Wood’s belief that Robert Wagner murdered her sister.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.