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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 2

September 1, 2011

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: LAWN MOWER RACES

Profile America — Friday, September 2nd. Most people don’t think of their lawn mowers as anything except a utilitarian device — something to be wheeled out once a week or so to stop the lawn from becoming a hayfield. But in Delaware, Ohio this weekend, the lawn mower shakes off its dowdy image, and takes on some of the trappings of a sleek race car. As part of what is called “America’s Grassroots Motorsport,” the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association is holding its annual championship. There will be five classes of mowers racing, in which regional winners travel at speeds up to 50 miles and hour. Making lawn mowers and other lawn and garden equipment is more than an $ 8.2 billion a year business in the U.S. Profile America is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau: Measuring America — People, Places, and Our Economy.

Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2011, p. 441

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Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).

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