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2011-04-01 16:38:00

CHICAGO, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent Fathers' Rights Attorney Jeffery Leving meets with movie icon Robert Redford at the River East Art Center after the Chicago screening of "The Conspirator" which he directed. Also present is Thomas Ricketts. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110401/AQ76151) The movie tells the story of the trial of Mary Surratt who was accused of being part of a conspiracy in the Lincoln assassination. A major theatrical release is planned for...

2009-03-18 15:24:00

Special programs and films celebrate important anniversary WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives continues its celebration of the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth in April with special programs, book talks, and films. These events are free and open to the public. They will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. between 7th...

2009-02-12 09:25:00

Author James L. Swanson to Appear on Inside Media Program WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory is being issued by the Newseum: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/NEWSEUMLOGO) WHAT: A new exhibit at the Newseum reveals how Lincoln's death and the hunt for his killer marked a turning point in how news was reported. New York Times best-selling author and Lincoln scholar, James L. Swanson will talk about the chase for John Wilkes Booth through...

2008-09-11 15:00:26

NAPA, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (Flyersrights.org) Kate Hanni today commended the Canadian government on the first airline passengers' bill of rights enacted on the continent. Canada's bill of rights is more comprehensive than even the European Union regulations, and specifically addresses "strandings", allowing passengers to deplane after a 90 minute tarmac delay, with the option to re-board the plane. "If it's good enough for Canada, why isn't it good enough for...

2008-09-07 06:00:08

Text of an article in Dari entitled: "Government and parliament divided over the media law", published by Afghan independent secular daily newspaper Hasht-e Sobh on 6 September Some journalist associations have criticized the repeated approval of the media law on the grounds that the required amendments have not been accommodated. The parliament of Afghanistan approved the media law last winter and sent it to the president for endorsement. The president introduced some new explanations in...

2008-06-26 18:02:40

To: TRANSPORTATION EDITORS Contact: Kate Hanni, Founder-President of Coalition for Airline Passengers' Rights, Health and Safety, Cell: +1-707-337-0328, Kate@flyersrights.com NAPA, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kate Hanni is one of the most passionate and dedicated national figures fighting for safeguards and protections for airline passengers today. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Coalition for Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights (CAPBOR), the fastest...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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