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2014-08-14 12:27:28

Vision to Share campaign to provide up to $50,000 to raise, train and place an America's VetDogs guide dog with a visually impaired veteran. RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 1.5 million veterans in the United States whose daily lives are affected by vision issues that often originate from active duty service. For these veterans, a highly trained guide dog can empower them to lead active, independent lives. Today, not-for-profit VSP(®) Vision Care, the nation's...

2014-08-14 12:25:18

Dream Big America Contestants Inspired By Larger Cause KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, Dream Big America (www.DreamBigAmerica.us), powered by Sprint (www.Sprint.com), is featuring startups with a social spin as part of its monthly radio pitch competition. While these startups were selected to compete based on their business models and trajectory for success, many of this month's competitors are working towards an altruistic cause. During the first week...

2014-08-14 12:24:54

CHICAGO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RE/MAX associates in northern Illinois held a dominant position among Illinois brokers ranked among the 2014 "America's Best Real Estate Agents." These rankings were compiled by REAL Trends, a leading real estate industry publication. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140116/CG48021LOGO RE/MAX Northern Illinois individual brokers and sales teams held 157 of the 614 spots in the Illinois rankings, or 26 percent of the total. That is a...

2014-08-14 08:29:59

Merkerson Visits Dallas, Texas on August 14 With America's Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals Program WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and actress S. Epatha Merkerson are bringing the America's Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals program to Dallas, Texas to encourage African Americans with type 2 diabetes to know their A1C--their average blood sugar level over the past two to three...

2014-08-14 00:21:19

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SOCIAL SECURITY ENACTED Profile America -- Thursday, August 14th. Keeping Social Security strong and solvent is a continuing concern in an increasingly aging America. The demographic profile was different on this date in 1935, when the program was signed into law by President Franklin D....

2014-08-13 23:05:51

This year, DENTSPLY International Inc. donated over $55,000 in oral care products to National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF) to support its nonprofit clinical network of oral health programs serving vulnerable children and their families. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 This year, DENTSPLY International Inc. donated over $55,000 in oral care products to National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF) to...

2014-08-13 23:01:34

Three Quorum Health Resources (QHR) client hospitals were recently named by The Women's Choice Award as America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience: CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System (Texarkana, TX), King's Daughters Medical Center (Brookhaven, MS) and Wooster Community Hospital (Wooster, OH). Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Three Quorum Health Resources (QHR) client hospitals were recently named by The Women's Choice Award as America's Best Hospitals for...

2014-08-13 12:23:12

NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION PROGRAM PROVIDES TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO CONNECT STUDENTS WITH AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded $474,140 in grants to 65 national parks through its 2014 Ticket to Ride program. Now in its third year, this program provides the much-needed funds to make national park field trips possible for schools across the country....

2014-08-13 00:21:06

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST CATALOG Profile America -- Wednesday, August 13th. Even in this Internet world, many of us still receive printed catalogs through the mail, especially near the holiday season. The first such catalog -- more of a flyer -- was sent out by Montgomery Ward late this month in 1872. That first...

2014-08-12 16:20:45

TMAF Aims to Reach Million Dollar Goal; Asking for $5 Donation from Each GATS Attendee WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trucking Moves America Forward movement introduces the "High-5 and Show Your Pride" campaign, which will debut at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on August 20, and encourages each attendee to donate five dollars to the TMAF movement to reach its goal of one million dollars its first year, emphasizing the pride within the industry....


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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