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2014-07-11 16:24:57

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) congratulates the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for taking positive action to modernize the E-Rate program for U.S. schools and libraries and driving change for the public good in expanding access to broadband for our nation's students. At the close of today's FCC open meeting, Susan Patrick, iNACOL's President and CEO, released the following statement:...

2014-07-11 16:22:22

A Scottsdale, AZ Board Certified physician specializing in Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Stuart Kozinn, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Scottsdale's Orthopaedic Surgery specialist Dr. Stuart Kozinn for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors this year....

2014-07-11 08:24:38

NEW YORK, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sweet'N Low, America's iconic zero calorie sweetener, and Dr. Keri Peterson, a prominent New York-based physician, have joined forces on a health education campaign aimed at helping consumers make healthy lifestyle choices. The campaign kicks off this summer and will focus on easy ways to substitute sugar and cut unwanted calories from one's diet without sacrificing sweetness. Sweet'N Low will tap into Dr. Peterson's medical expertise and...

2014-07-11 00:20:19

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO TELSTAR Profile America -- Friday, July 11th. The distant reaches of planet Earth came into focus for the average American on this date in 1962 with the successful relay of a trans-Atlantic signal by Telstar, the first privately owned satellite launched the day before. While a major communications...

2014-07-10 23:05:42

Record breaking donations bring in 170 tons of non-perishable food for Coloradans who are food insecure. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Arc Thrift Stores, Denver 7, and Volunteers of America have a good deal to celebrate with the closing of their 14th annual “Feed Colorado” event. The food drive raised over 170 tons of edibles, topping their previous record set last year of 150 tons. “This unbelievable amount of food will last the Volunteers of America an entire year,” said Jim...

2014-07-10 16:20:36

PLANO, Texas, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota today announced that it has selected Dallas-based KDC Real Estate Development & Investments (KDC), one of America's leading commercial real estate development and investment firms, to develop its new North American headquarters campus in the Legacy West development in Plano, Texas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130710/NY44909LOGO "We are excited to move forward with KDC to develop our new North American headquarters,"...

2014-07-10 12:27:51

Lymphoma Survivor Makes Full Recovery ATLANTA, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Photographers of America (PPA) offers a substantive list of membership benefits to help build and protect careers. However, there is an unlisted benefit that some PPA members claim as priceless. These photographers provide a lifeline of personal and professional support regardless of distance and circumstance. Nebraska photographer, Keith Howe, M.Photog., M.Artist, MEI., Cr., CPP, credits the...

2014-07-10 12:21:23

ARLINGTON, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "For decades, America's 3.2 million truck drivers have witnessed the effects of underinvestment in our highway system through their windshields. Our drivers see the 63,000 deficient bridges; thousands of miles of highways in poor condition and increasingly heavy congestion...

2014-07-10 08:30:23

"Feeding America's supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly," says Charity Navigator CEO CHICAGO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, today announced that for the third consecutive year it has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. The ratings service pointed to Feeding America's sound fiscal management practices and...

2014-07-10 08:26:13

Team revels in major milestone as trailblazer Cathy Rogers crosses the USA on Pedego electric bike. IRVINE, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Follow her progress at www.pedego.com/big-ride Cathy Rogers, the woman who has been pedaling a Pedego® electric bike across the USA, has reached another major milestone: the halfway point between the West Coast, where she began her journey, and the East Coast, her destination. The Big Ride Across America team has now biked 1,699 miles --...


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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