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2014-04-16 08:20:41

-Taking home its first title, Fisk joins 12 HBCUs that have won HCASC national championships TORRANCE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Completing a journey that began in the fall, Fisk University claimed its first ever national championship title at the 25(th) anniversary Honda Campus All-Star Challenge. For a quarter century, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has sponsored this unique academic competition featuring the best and brightest students from America's...

2014-04-15 23:12:11

Achieve is conducting a randomized, active and placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an experimental drug for preventing flares and reducing serum uric acid in patients with gout. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 *To see if you qualify for this Gout Clinical Trial in Birmingham, visit Achieve Clinical Research on the web (http://www.achieveclinical.com/) or contact us directly at (205) 380-6434. There is no cost to participate, no insurance is required, and...

2014-04-15 16:22:08

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Plant operators safely took the unit offline on March 16. Electricity production resumed on April 14 at 5:08 p.m. ET. The last refueling outage for Unit 1 was completed in fall 2012. "Safety is our top...

2014-04-14 23:11:30

McDonald, candidate for District 43, will be speaking to members of the public about issues currently facing Alabamians. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Gina H. McDonald – Attorney and former Biggest Loser At-Home Winner – will be speaking at the Republican Women of Shelby County Convocation on April 19, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m. The event will be held the Shelby County Services Building. All of the candidates for District 43 will be present. McDonald will be speaking to...

2014-04-14 23:04:49

Protect America, Inc. and the University of South Alabama Empower Communications Students to Creatively Overhaul Alabama Charities Mobile, Alabama (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 National home security company Protect America has announced its joint partnership with the University of South Alabama and participation in the charitable Pay It Forward program. The Company and University have joined together to help charities in Mobile, Alabama in a unique way. Pay It Forward spans the entire spring...

2014-04-14 12:34:49

Consumers Urged by Genworth CEO to Discuss and Create a Plan for One of the Nation's Most Important and Pervasive Social Issues RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 11(th) year, the Genworth (NYSE: GNW) 2014 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive long term care services at home in Alabama through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility based care, such as an assisted living facility or...

2014-04-14 12:28:49

D.J. Fluker to Make Special Appearance PITTSBURGH, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, invites the community of Alabaster, Alabama to their three-day grand opening. The celebration runs Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27 at the retailer's new Colonial Promenade Alabaster location (200 S. Colonial Drive). Special extended store hours will be in effect all weekend. Store opens at...

2014-04-14 08:39:36

Academic competition to be webcast LIVE at 12 p.m. EDT TORRANCE, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than eight months of preparation, the best and brightest students from America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will compete today for the title of national champion in this year's 25(th) anniversary Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC). Watch live as the action unfolds on hcasc.com beginning at 12:00 p.m. EDT....

2014-04-10 23:02:02

AltaPointe Health Systems staff members will soon realize numerous improvements in how they can electronically manage their benefits, internal employment opportunities, work schedules and various other job-related functions, thanks to a new human resource software system. Mobile, Ala. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 AltaPointe Health Systems staff members will soon realize numerous improvements in how they can electronically manage their benefits, internal employment opportunities, work schedules...

2014-04-09 23:04:22

Kenneth Konecnik's new book details the consequences of social extremism in America. Foley, Ala. (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 In a world where no one seems to agree about anything, one thing is clear to all: something needs to change if our society is to advance instead of regress. “Borderline Hero” dramatizes the self-inflicted pitfalls of life in a more socially regimented society. The story examines the contentious issues of immigration, abortion and others, and provides a glimpse of...


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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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