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2014-10-26 00:20:40

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO WASHING MACHINES Profile America -- Sunday, October 26(th). Doing laundry was a wearying, time-consuming chore for many centuries. The industrial revolution and American inventiveness attacked the ancient chore on this date in 1858, when Hamilton Smith patented a rotary washing machine. But it was...

2014-10-25 00:20:52

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MAKING WAVES Profile America -- Saturday, October 25th. A melted candy bar led to the invention of one of today's most-used kitchen appliances. Percy Spencer of the Raytheon company was working on a military radar device in the mid-1940s when he noticed that his snack had gotten soft. Intrigued,...

2014-10-24 23:04:27

COSA will now lead the agcXML effort to better connect construction project data across independent software providers. Bryan/College Station, TX and Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 A recent survey of 1,000 commercial construction professionals revealed that only 4% of builders have full integration across the software applications that they use daily. Nearly 60% of builders are using the latest software solutions but relying on antiquated, manually intensive workflows which...

2014-10-24 23:03:43

Expand Your Talent and Seize Your Success HARTFORD, CT (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Kathy McAfee, America’s Marketing Motivator, launches her new website providing a wealth of professional development resources to help job seekers land their dream jobs and established professionals elevate their career potential to the highest levels.The website http://www.AmericasMarketingMotivator.com delivers insight and inspiration through a range of traditional and new media content including:...

2014-10-24 16:27:23

Noted economist will provide insight on issues of importance to U.S. semiconductor industry WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that noted economist Austan Goolsbee will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming SIA Award Dinner, which will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13 in San Jose, Calif. Goolsbee has served as chairman of...

2014-10-24 16:26:03

Statement by Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Mental Health America joins America in mourning the loss of those killed in the tragic shooting in Marysville, Washington. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and hope for the full recovery of those who were injured and everyone who is affected by this horrific event. "At this point, we do not know the motivation behind this tragic and senseless act....

2014-10-24 12:25:31

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What began as a local backyard activity by EERIE PRODUCTIONS is now terrifying the northeast Halloween fans with a top of the line Premier Haunted Screampark! Ranked #1 in the Northeast and #1 Haunted Attraction in Buffalo NY, Frightworld prepares for the last stretch of the Halloween season. Open every day starting October 23(rd) 2014 and ending its season on November 1(st) 2014. Frightworld prides itself on its attention to detail and top of the...

2014-10-24 12:25:18

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today on Dream Big America (www.DreamBigAmerica.us), powered by Sprint (www.Sprint.com), three startup finalists pitched live on a nationally broadcasted radio show for their chance to become the October Dream Big Champion. The three finalists from October's bracket-style pitch competition include Santa Signal, Hanger Hideaway, and Darn Good Yarn. The spokesperson for each of these early-stage companies gave a two-minute pitch of their...

2014-10-24 00:20:49

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CIGARETTES Profile America -- Friday, October 24(th). One of the nation's most successful brand names went on sale for the first time this month in 1913 -- Camel cigarettes, the first pre-blended, packaged cigarettes. While machine-rolled cigarettes had been around since 1881, Camel was the first...

2014-10-23 16:30:43

In his ground-breaking and controversial upcoming book, 'Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death', Leo J. Battenhausen shows the other side of the American Dream - one where individuals are so obsessed with themselves that emotional and social problems have taken on a destructive new aggression. By exposing the problem through a unique fusion of social and psychological observations, Battenhausen hopes that citizens will stop committing 'Socialcide' and rebuild themselves into a...


Latest America Reference Libraries

York Chocolate
2013-06-11 13:15:07

The York chocolate cat, also known as the York, is a breed of domestic cat that originated in America in 1983 and is used as a show cat. It was developed by Janet Chiefari, who bred kittens that were descendants of Siamese cats. The York can be medium or large with a slightly long nose, a round head, and large round eyes that are gold or green in color. Its feet are sometimes tufted and it has a fluffy tail. Its body is covered in semi-long, soft fur that can vary in color. Preferred colors...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Grand Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 15:03:05

Grand Canyon National Park is located in the American state of Arizona and is the country’s fifteenth established park. The main feature of the park is the Grand Canyon, which is a gorge of the Colorado River, and is often thought of as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park contains 1,217,262 acres of land. It was established as an official national park in 1919, but the area was already well known as a landmark for thirty years. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt...

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula
2012-03-22 23:28:04

The Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is a large species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in tropical and subtropical environments from mezquital thickets in the Rio Grande Valley in southeastern Texas to northernmost Costa Rica. In Central America, this species occurs in the Pacific lowlands from Chiapas, Mexico to northern Nicaragua. It occurs solely as a separate population in Costa Rica. Its habitat is dry and moist forests, especially where interspersed with scrub and savanna....

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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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