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2013-01-16 00:20:28

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16: PROHIBITION Profile America -- Wednesday, January 16th. There have been 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution over the past 222 years, but that total comes with an asterisk. Uniquely, the 21st Amendment repeals the 18th, which began its short career this day in 1919. That...

2012-07-31 06:23:58

Traveling exhibition created by the Center, curated by acclaimed author and Pulitzer finalist Daniel Okrent PHILADELPHIA, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation will come vividly to life in the National Constitution Center's world-premiere exhibition American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Spanning the dawn of the temperance movement in the...

2012-07-09 06:29:20

CHICAGO, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 28, Chicago Public Schools introduced the Lend Lease team, with teammates DSR Group, SPAAN Tech, Primera Engineers, Comprehensive Construction Consultants and Rubinos & Mesia, as the new Construction Manager for their Capital Improvement Program. Under this Capital Improvement Program, the Lend Lease team will be responsible for renovation and life safety work at over 100 Chicago Public Schools across the City. The contract is for a...

2012-06-28 14:20:52

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder today re-affirmed the endorsement of President Barack Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden by the AFL-CIO in March of this year and the endorsement today of U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey for re-election in November. They also announced the endorsements for statewide row offices and for candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives, the...

Popularity Of 1940 Census Bogs Down Website
2012-04-04 04:40:18

Millions of people who tried accessing the 1940 Census records on Monday were unable to because the popularity of the information weighed down its servers too much. The National Archives and Records Administration said that in the first three hours of launching the Census, it had 22.5 million hits on the site. "We're a victim of our own success," National Archives and Records Administration spokeswoman Susan Cooper told the Los Angeles Times. CBS News reported that those users who...

2012-01-04 09:00:00

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lend Lease has been selected by SantaFe Senior Living, a SantaFe HealthCare company, to provide construction management services for The Terraces at Bonita Springs, a retirement community in Bonita Springs, Florida. Greystone Communities was selected as the development consultant to SantaFe. Lend Lease began construction on the project November 4, 2011. "The Terraces", a 383,000 square-foot continuing care retirement community...

2011-12-07 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Have A Little Faith', the new Hallmark Hall of Fame® movie starring Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Whitford, and Martin Landau, that premiered on ABC networks Sunday, November 27(th), is now available for viewing online at SpiritClips.com and on the new SpiritClips Roku(TM) channel. <font size="2" face="Arial">(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111207/SF17519) </font> "SpiritClips.com is very proud...

2011-12-06 09:40:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National WWII Museum is inviting the public to share a day filled with observations and an exhibition opening on Wednesday, December 7, the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. "Pearl Harbor forever changed America," said Dr. Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller, president and chief executive officer of The National WWII Museum. "It is appropriate and important that we observe this anniversary at the national Museum devoted to...

2011-12-06 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In December 2011, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas, will begin work on a major redesign that will give visitors a contemporary, engaging experience relating to one of the most significant presidents and eras in our country's history. In the coming year, new exhibits will be installed on the three public exhibit floors of the Library, giving the interior a completely new look and feel. "This is...

2011-11-04 05:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring two flights for World War II veterans to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The first of two flights will transport Michigan World War II veterans on Nov. 4 Ford has provided more than $6 million in support of veterans since 1974 One week before Veterans Day, Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring a Pride and Honor Flight for more than 30 World War II Michigan veterans to...