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2014-08-20 16:25:25

Electronic Technology Blocks Illegal Sales, Allows Legal Ones LUTHERVILLE, Md., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) today lauded the latest results achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking system in Alabama. The system, known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful pseudoephedrine sales and helps law enforcement officials track down methamphetamine offenders and make...

2014-08-19 23:07:12

How the USA Health System is Increasing Service Line Volumes: Educational Webinar Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The University of South Alabama Health System, who doubled bariatric procedures performed at their hospitals using digital campaigns, will speak on an upcoming educational webinar to help others learn from their success. Faced with the challenge of the region’s daily newspaper reducing its publication frequency, the health system knew it would be more difficult to...

2014-08-19 16:29:38

Alabama Supreme Court decision is an important win for patients in cases involving prescription drugs BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alabama Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision on August 15, 2014, re-affirmed that patients can sue drug makers who mislead doctors into believing that prescription medicines the companies market do not cause harmful side?effects. The case is Weeks v. Wyeth, and the decision came after the Supreme Court ruled against the drug makers in...

2014-08-19 08:36:40

Company Also Awarded Top Rankings in National Network Study for Overall Performance, Reliability, Speed, Data and Call Performance BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RootMetrics today released its second U.S. State RootScore(®) Reports and Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance in Alabama. In addition to receiving the top award for overall network performance in Alabama, Verizon Wireless also scored highest in the categories of...

2014-08-15 12:24:09

Join VILLAGE HOPE TUSKEGEE in celebrating the 103rd birthday of the eldest surviving Civil Rights activist, Amelia Boynton­ Robinson TUSKEGEE, Ala., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amelia Boynton ­Robinson, the oldest of the surviving veterans of the 1965 Selma, Alabama Civil Rights Movement, will cele brate her 103 birthday this coming August 18. Still completely mentally alert and combative, Boynton­Robinson states that not only does she intend to attend the 50th...

2014-08-14 23:07:10

The Braintrust Consulting Group will offer Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training classes in Tampa, FL at Hampton Inn-Clearwater. Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The Braintrust Consulting Group will offer Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training classes in Tampa, FL at Hampton Inn-Clearwater beginning September 29 through October 2, 2014. Certified ScrumMaster (September 29-30) class is an in-depth...

2014-08-14 12:24:08

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf Academy of America, the largest and longest-running two-year golf college in the world, which offers a comprehensive, 16-month program that prepares graduates for a rewarding career in the golf industry, is accepting applications for the 2014 fall semester. Classes are scheduled to begin in early September. All five Golf Academy campuses (San Diego, Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas and Myrtle Beach, S.C.) will host an open house in early...

2014-08-14 12:21:17

Ignition switch defect implicated in deaths of more than 300 people BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heninger Garrison Davis, recognized as one of the nation's leading litigation firms, is investigating claims of numerous personal injury lawsuits against General Motors (GM) for selling defective vehicles with safety flaws. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/135851 GM has recalled as many as eight models of cars manufactured over an eight-year timeframe in the U.S.,...

2014-08-13 23:00:38

Winners Chosen from Alabama, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The Poison Prevention Week Council announced the winners of the 2015 National Poison Prevention Week poster contest. National Poison Prevention Week, held the third week in March each year, is observed nationally to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. In honor of this awareness week, the Poison Prevention Week Council conducts a nationwide poster contest to...

2014-08-13 16:25:09

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited the headquarters of Southern Research Institute today, where they toured the Institute's medical research complex. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/135987 Southern Research Institute's executives talked with Governor Bentley and Governor Christie about the Institute and its broad research and development in life science, engineering,...


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Conecuh National Forest
2013-10-14 14:58:08

Conecuh National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Alabama in the United States. This forest holds 83,000 acres of land that was reforested after most of the original forest was cut down in the 1930’s. This negatively affected the red-cockaded woodpecker, but the forest is currently being reforested with longleaf pines, which are native to the forest. This hilly area also contains dogwood, upland scrub oak, hardwood swamps, pitcher plant bogs, cypress ponds, and...

James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

Henry Hartsfield
2012-10-18 13:36:10

Henry Hartsfield is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Henry Warren "Hank" Hartsfield, Jr. on November 21, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama where he was raised. He graduated from West End High School and went on to attend Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1954 and received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Program. He joined the Air Force a year after his graduation and was assigned to the...

Larry DeLucas
2012-08-17 14:27:14

Larry DeLucas is an American biochemist and astronaut. He was born James "Larry" DeLucas on July 11, 1950 in Syracuse, New York. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received the following degrees: a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1972; a Master of Science degree in Chemistry in 1974; a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Optics in 1979; a Doctorate in Optometry in 1981; and a Doctorate in Biochemistry in 1982. After he received his last doctorate,...

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2012-06-14 11:28:00

Symbol: RHAL5 Group: Dicot Family: Ericaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   AZAL Azalea alabamensis (Rehder) Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, FL, GA, MS, TN Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants...

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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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