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2014-07-29 12:29:06

Pet Leadership Council Releases Study Conducted by Harris Poll as it Mounts Effort to Defend Consumer Choice GREENWICH, Conn., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By an overwhelming margin, America's dog and cat owners say the best way to crack down on illegal puppy mill operators is not to ban the sale of dogs and cats at local pet stores, as a handful of local communities have done, but rather to enact and enforce tougher breeder standards (67% vs. 33%). The Pet Leadership Council, a coalition of...

2014-07-29 00:20:18

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO ASPHALT ROADS Profile America -- Tuesday, July 29th. Long before there were automobiles in the U.S., good roads were badly needed to get farm produce to market and to allow people to go visiting and shopping without battling mud. An American professor who had emigrated from Belgium -- Edward de...

2014-07-28 16:26:30

A Austin, TX Board Certified physician specializing in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dustin Reid, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014. AUSTIN, Texas, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Austin's Plastic Surgery specialist Dr. Dustin Reid for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140728/130536 Castle Connolly...

2014-07-28 16:26:21

A Austin, TX Board Certified physician specializing in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ashley Gordon, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014. AUSTIN, Texas, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Austin's Plastic Surgery specialist Dr. Ashley Gordon for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140728/130532 Castle Connolly...

2014-07-28 08:28:59

Public Invited to Vote for Their Favorite CHICAGO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) announced the top 20 finalists for "America's Favorite Veterinarian." The 20 finalists were selected by an AVMF review panel from more than 700 nominations. "We are thrilled to honor and recognize these 20 finalists who are entrusted to preserve and protect the health and well-being of animals," said Michael Cathey, executive director of AVMF....

2014-07-28 08:25:00

Smucker's®, Laura Scudder's® and Adams® Donate $100,000 to Help Preserve National Parks ORRVILLE, Ohio, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading natural peanut butter brands - Smucker's®, Laura Scudder's® and Adams® - are once again partnering with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to support the national parks through a $100,000 donation to projects such as America's Great Waters. America's Great Waters, which includes the Chesapeake Bay, Everglades, Great...

2014-07-28 00:20:16

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST CAR AD Profile America -- Monday, July 28th. The nation's love affair with automobiles is generations old, and our devotion can be traced down through the decades by looking at advertising, as cars progressed from romantic if noisy new playthings to a daily necessity. The first known...

2014-07-27 00:20:34

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO PARENTS' DAY Profile America -- Sunday, July 27th. This is Parents' Day -- an annual public observance similar to Mother's Day and Father's Day, but not an official holiday. And because it dates only from 1994, not as well known. Its goal is to honor the men and women whose devotion to children...

2014-07-26 00:20:39

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO DISABILITIES ACT Profile America -- Saturday, July 26th. On this date 24 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act became law. The goal was to guarantee equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public and commercial facilities, employment, transportation, and services at all...

2014-07-25 08:28:50

ALL YOU, TIME INC.'S SMART SHOPPING BRAND, PARTNERS WITH SAMSUNG NEW YORK, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Time Inc.'s ALL YOU, a brand that pioneered the smart shopping movement, is searching for America's Smartest Shopper. Beginning today, smart shoppers are able to enter via social media with the hashtag #aysmartestshopper or submit their best shopping tip at www.allyou.com/smartestshopper. As part of the contest, which is sponsored by Samsung, ALL YOU will select 25 semifinalists who will...


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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