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2009-03-26 11:00:00

Thousands Gather in Glamis to Celebrate the Yamaha Rhino Rally at the Dune Tour CYPRESS, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of off-road enthusiasts flocked to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, commonly known as "Glamis," in Southern California this past weekend (March 20-23) to celebrate one of their favorite past times with family and friends at the Yamaha Rhino Rally at the Dune Tour. The event, officially named the Rhino Rally at the Dune Tour presented by Yamaha,...

2008-07-19 00:00:22

By James Gilbert, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 18--After completing a second status review of Peirson's milk-vetch plant, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has concluded that it should remain listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. "The threatened status means it is likely that the plant will become extinct in the foreseeable future," said Jane Hendron, spokeswoman for the USFWS office in Carlsbad, Calif. The finding of the 12-month status review was posted to the federal...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'