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2011-01-11 14:32:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "Alright with Music" fundraiser honoring American Idol winner and platinum-selling recording artist, Kris Allen, exceeded all expectations as many hundreds of fans donated to raise over $28,000 for the Music Empowers Foundation and music education for kids. The event, which ended just days ago, raised over $10,000 in the last week of the initiative alone, allowing the fundraiser to surpass its original goal of $25,000 by over...

2010-12-17 07:03:00

CORYDON, Ind., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Allen was sitting at his desk around 9:30 a.m. one Monday not long ago, drinking coffee and reading emails, when his shipping manager brought in a package Allen had been waiting for. "I started getting nervous when I saw the label was from Inc. (magazine)," said Allen, CEO of ApplianceZone.com in Corydon. "I remember my hands were kind of sweaty opening the package." He pulled the information out of the overnight box. "On top was a letter...

2010-12-13 11:28:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "Alright with Music" fundraiser honoring Kris Allen and benefiting Music Empowers Foundation exceeded its week one goals, organizers of the fan-driven effort announced today. "In just one week we raised $14,000 for Music Empowers," explained Kathy Tibaldi, one of the organizers of "Alright with Music." "That is over 50% of our current target goal for the entire fundraiser." The goal of "Alright with Music" is to raise at...

2010-12-08 12:37:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- JamesAllen.com was recently selected by Internet Retailer to be among their Hot 100 e-retailers of 2010. James Allen finds itself in good company, as other distinguished sites that were chosen include Amazon.com, Groupon.com and AmericanApparel.com. Internet Retailer annually publishes a list of the Hot 100 e-retailers that redefine e-commerce. According to Internet Retailer, the companies chosen "applied a mix of technology, design, merchandising and...

2010-09-29 07:15:00

ALLEN, Texas, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameri-CAD, Inc. - An ITW Company will premiere its VisionREZ 2011 architectural design software solution at the 2010 Building Components Manufacturing Conference (BCMC) trade show. BCMC is the premier conference for the structural building components industry. Powered by Autodesk Technology, VisionREZ 2011 leverages Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology for the residential and light commercial construction industries. Following are key new...

2010-09-23 05:30:00

ALLEN, Texas, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Professional Drivers (AAOPD) announced today a partnership with Homeland HealthCare Inc., a third party administrator of supplemental insurance plans based in Allen, Texas, and a member of Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies in the US. The announcement commemorates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 19 - 25) honoring America's 3.2 million truckers. AAOPD, supported by Homeland HealthCare,...

2010-09-13 11:26:00

- Long term care veteran to lead prominent national association - WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest long term care association, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), today announced that Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson has been selected as its next President and CEO. Governor Parkinson will begin his term with AHCA/NCAL in January following his term in office. "In this new era of health reform,...

2010-09-10 17:17:00

ALLEN, Tex., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeland HealthCare, a limited benefit insurance administrator located in Allen, Texas announced today that it had been added to the prestigious Inc. 500 list, the magazine's annual ranking of the fastest growing private companies in America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) Steve Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Homeland HealthCare, was "ecstatic," and...

2010-09-02 07:30:00

ALLEN, Texas, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameri-CAD, Inc. - An ITW Company has officially released the 2011 version of their VisionREZ Residential Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Following are key new features and enhancements to this latest release of VisionREZ: Compatibility: VisionREZ Plug In is compatible with Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP 2011 and 2010 platforms. VisionREZ Stand Alone (Designer and Builder) is powered by the 2011 AutoCAD Architecture...

2010-08-11 10:54:00

Collin County moms now have a free option with new cord blood collection service ALLEN, Texas, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clara Maughan is less than a day old and she's already helping save lives. Clara's cord blood -- which parents David and Stacy Maughan of McKinney decided to donate hours before her birth at 1:53 a.m. Monday morning -- could very soon be used to save the life of a person suffering from a potentially fatal disease. "It's a win-win situation if there is a...


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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.'