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Science News Archive - July 13, 2007

DALLAS _ Sap-sucking insects called scale have found a new victim: crape myrtle trees. Scale are tiny insects that look like bumps on leaves or branches of shrubs and trees. Some species have a white, cottony appearance; others have hard, waxy, dark bodies.

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) today announced that Mario Salgado has been named to the post of Executive Director, effective September 17, 2007.

The following area students received degrees recently from Pennsylvania State University. Adamstown - Michael S. Elmer, Berks, bachelor of arts, applied psychology; Jennifer B. Mann, Berks, bachelor of science in science with distinction. Akron - Blake C.

Univation Technologies, LLC, announced that Shenhua Baotou Coal Chemical Co., Ltd, part of the Shenhua Group Corporation Limited, has selected Univation's UNIPOL™ PE process for a 300 kilo-tonnes-per-year polyethylene plant.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.