Women of Strength and Speed are Featured on October 1 Episode of Ripley Radio

Featured in this Encore Episode of
Ripley Radio – An On-Demand Oddcast Are:

The world’s fastest female talker, Fran Capo, entertains us with her high speed humor and talking skills; The Great Cindini tells about her edgy life as a strongwoman, stuntwoman and Human Firecracker; we learn of one lady’s amazing dedication to her bedtime ritual; we’re introduced to the world’s richest heiress; and we visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Ripley Radio – an On-Demand Oddcast

Ripley Radio is a journey through the weird, wacky, whimsical, wild, and totally unbelievable world of the odd, strange and unusual. Each show provides listeners with amazing and absolutely true tales of today as well as unbelievable facts culled from the extensive archives of the company that has been freaking out families for more than 90 years!

The broadcast is an unpredictable and fun-filled show that proves beyond all      dimensions that Ripley’s is indeed, the global authority on the weird, strange, bizarre and the UNBELIEVABLE!

You can enjoy Ripley Radio – An On-Demand Oddcast at the dedicated Ripley Radio website and in the Podcast section of iTunes.

Meet Ripley Radio’s Ensemble:

  • · Tim O’Brien, executive producer
    Vice President, Communications, Ripley Entertainment Inc.

  • “Ralf with an F” (Ralf Ingwersen)
    Director of Ghost Tours
    Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, St. Augustine, Fla.

  • Edward Meyer
    Vice President, Exhibits and Archives, Ripley Entertainment Inc.

  • · Marci Pikel
    Manager of Marketing & Production Services, Ripley Entertainment Inc.

For detailed information on each host, please visit the Ripley Radio website.

About Ripley Radio

Ripley Radio is owned by Ripley Entertainment Inc., keepers of the venerable Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand and is a global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 13 million guests visit its 80-plus world-wide attractions annually. The Orlando-based company also has divisions that oversee publishing, licensing and broadcast operations.  Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.

Contact:

Tim O’Brien
Ripley Radio Executive Producer
VP Communications
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
obrien@ripleys.com
Office – 615-646-7465
Cell – 615-496-5949

Posted by Wellons Communications, an Orlando public relations firm.

PHOBIA debuts at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in San Antonio

FROM: Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Public Relations – (210) 226-2828

Contact:  Davis Phillips

TERROR IN TEXAS

9th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PROMOTION AT RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE CHALLENGES VISITORS TO FACE THEIR WORST FEAR

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Visitors and locals to San Antonio will have the opportunity to be scared stiff this month as Ripley’s Haunted Adventure presents its annual October Halloween celebration with a new twist.

New for 2010 is PHOBIA – Face Your Fears. Visitors will finally have the chance to face ALL their fears in one place. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure has been turned into a one stop phobia shop featuring: fear of the dark, fear of the dead, fear of insects, fear of being closed in with no way out, fear of being trapped in small places, fear of heights, and fear of clowns. All these spectacular fears, plus some you have probably never thought of – all seen and experienced in ways you have dreaded all your life!

PHOBIA comes alive this month only with live actors who can sense YOUR fears!

Located at 329 Alamo Plaza, across from The Alamo, this state-of-the-art, multi million dollar haunted house combines live actors, animatronics, and bone chilling special effects for a terrific experience.

“Any soul brave enough to enter will get the scare of their lives at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure this October,” exclaims Davis Phillips, General Manager of Phillips Entertainment, Inc. Groups will ascend three stories into their worst nightmare via an ancient, rusty old coffin lift. Then they must face their fears in order to find their own way out!

PHOBIA premieres October 1 and will operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights only through October 22 and then daily through October 31. Doors open each evening at 7.

Admission to Fright Nights is $18.99 per person – group rates are available. $2 off discount coupons are available at any area Exxon Tiger Market location, or on any Pepsi product at area Wal-Marts. Any Pepsi can may be brought in for the same discount. For more information, visit http://www.AlamoPlazaAttractions.com or call (210) 226 2828.

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Robertson County Schools Selects eSchool Solutions® for New Teacher Absentee Management System

Contact:

Lisa Welton

Vice President of Marketing

Ph: 407-835-9899

lwelton@eschoolsolutions.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

eSchool Solutions aims to eliminate ‘lost learning days’ for the district’s 10,000+ students

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2010) – Robertson County Schools in Tennessee has selected Orlando-based eSchool Solutions® to provide the software to manage absentee teachers.

The eSchool Solutions software is scheduled to go live in the district this spring. It will streamline how the district manages teacher sick days and absences across the county.

Previously, the district used a manual method of managing absentee teachers, selecting subs and assigning the jobs at the school level. This required administrators and principals to handle the absentee needs of more than 630 teachers in the district.

eSchool projects that the new automated system will save the district money and help fight lost-learning days for students.

“We are very proud to be serving Robertson County Schools. We know that this district is working hard to improve its educational standards and get the most out of its teachers and its students,” said Lisa Welton, senior vice president of sales and marketing for eSchool Solutions.

“Our software is all about reducing what we call ‘lost learning days,’ which students can encounter when not supervised by the best possible substitute,” Welton noted. “Our system is the most efficient way to get qualified people into the classrooms.”

In the month of October, Robertson County Schools will install the latest software from eSchool Solutions—known as SmartFindExpress—that matches classrooms with the highest qualified subs. This new software system automates the process, while ensuring the highest qualified substitutes are placed in each class.

To learn more about the company, visit http://www.eschoolsolutions.com/ or call 800-776-8774.

About eSchool Solutions®

eSchool Solutions® is the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market. In 1987, the Orlando-based company revolutionized substitute management for school systems, completely changing the way districts managed substitutes and employee absences. Now, as a total solutions provider, eSchool Solutions provides a full suite of products and services designed to improve administrative efficiency and help school districts work smarter. The company serves more than 500 school systems, encompassing 29,000 schools in North America.

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