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2014-08-20 00:20:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST LICENSED RADIO STATION Profile America -- Wednesday, August 20th. The nation's first licensed radio station began broadcasting in Detroit on this date in 1920 -- station 8MK, now operating as WWJ. The station was owned by the Detroit News, and for some convoluted reasons, the station...

2014-08-19 23:05:12

Hanwha SolarOne (NASDAQ: HSOL), a top-10 global photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer of high-quality, cost-competitive solar modules, has officially joined the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) at the board level. Hanwha SolarOne is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, one of South Korea’s largest enterprises and a Fortune Global 500 firm. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Hanwha SolarOne (NASDAQ: HSOL), a top-10 global photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer of high-quality,...

2014-08-19 16:25:26

August 22 Marks Updated Date When United States Becomes a Majority Multicultural Nation by The CulturEdge Interethnic Proximity Index (IPI); EthniFacts' Guy Garcia and NPR's Maria Hinojosa are joined by civic leaders to discuss the demographic and social implications of the CulturEdge Clock and the evolution of the American Dream NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Population experts will join EthniFacts' Guy Garcia and NPR's Maria Hinojosa to mark the date of the "Multicultural...

2014-08-19 12:25:36

HOUSTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coats Rose Law Firm is pleased to announce 18 attorneys in the firm have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). The guide honored firm lawyers in Austin, Dallas Houston, League City, New Orleans and San Antonio in 15 areas of practice including: real estate law, construction law, litigation, litigation-construction, commercial litigation,...

2014-08-19 00:21:23

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO ON THE AIR Profile America -- Tuesday, August 19th. Two geniuses in the field of electronics whose inventions changed pastimes the world over were born in August. One was television pioneer Philo Farnsworth, whose 1906 birthday is noted today. He conceived the idea of television broadcasting...

2014-08-18 23:10:43

Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, has been named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in White Plains. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates. White Plains, NY (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP,...

2014-08-18 23:07:28

Will Riley Named Indianapolis Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation/Plaintiffs Class Action Practice Area; Henry Price, Ron Waicukauski and Will Riley Selected to Best Lawyers 2015 List Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Principal members Henry Price, Ron Waicukauski and Will Riley of the Indianapolis law firm Price Waicukauski & Riley, LLC were selected again by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White,...

2014-08-18 23:01:42

“Hunger in America” Study Reveals the Current Face of Hunger Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 More than 530,700 people in the Washington metro region, 12 percent of the area’s population, turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, according to a new study released today by the Capital Area Food Bank and Feeding America. Hunger in America 2014 is the largest and most comprehensive study of people seeking food assistance in the United...

2014-08-18 16:25:36

Third Year in a Row for Both Attorneys WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- R. Scott Oswald and Nicholas Woodfield of The Employment Law Group® law firm were selected once again by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America guide. It was the third consecutive listing for both Mr. Oswald and Mr. Woodfield. Best Lawyers bases its prestigious guide on a nationwide poll of leading attorneys in each practice area; more than 50,000 lawyers voted in the survey for the...

2014-08-18 16:24:25

Dawn Brewster of Dewitt, Michigan has been honored with a recognition by Realtrends.com in its selection of "America's Best Real Estate Agents: Michigan." DEWITT, Mich., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the July, 2014 issue of Realtrends.com published by Realtrends.com. Dawn Brewster was selected for the following honor: "America's Best Real Estate Agents: Michigan" http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/136933 Dawn...


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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