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2014-04-02 23:30:24

Rural Broadband Services Corporation Inc., (doing business in Oklahoma as RBSC Oklahoma LLC) is pleased to announce: “The Light” is on in Tahlequah. Tahlequah, Oklahoma (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Rural Broadband Services Corporation Inc., (doing business in Oklahoma as RBSC Oklahoma LLC) is pleased to announce: “The Light” is on in Tahlequah! Northeastern State University (NSU), local businesses, colleges, tribal organizations and regional banks are now getting the light that comes...

2014-04-02 23:01:37

World-renowned tenor and “America’s Got Talent” finalist appointed as ambassador for international child-focused development organization. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 World-renowned tenor and “America’s Got Talent” finalist Fernando Varela has announced his partnership with the global child-focused development organization ChildFund International starting this month. Central Florida-based Varela will serve as an ambassador and sponsor for the organization and a featured...

2014-04-02 12:32:16

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) and the Boy Scouts of America® (BSA) today announced an alliance that will focus on bringing awareness to the issue of childhood obesity. Together, HWCF and the BSA will work to promote solutions that help children achieve a healthy lifestyle through an energy-balanced approach. The Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation's largest and most prominent youth development organizations, launched...

2014-04-02 12:20:11

- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in March 2014 increased 6% versus March 2013 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in March 2014, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 28,796, an increase of 6% as compared to March 2013. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in March 2014 were 28,158, an increase of 4% as compared to...

2014-04-02 08:36:16

- 35% of all households in America, or 42 million households, are growing food at home or in a community garden, up 17% in five years WILLISTON, Vt., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the past five years there's been a significant shift toward more Americans growing their own food in home and community gardens, increasing from 36 million households in 2008 to 42 million in 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/LA96468 That's a 17% increase and represents the highest level of...

2014-04-02 08:29:41

Impact and Ease of Cinema to Headline Multi-City Upfront Event with Advanced Screening of Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Screenvision, a national leader in cinema advertising sales, will showcase its "Weekend Daypart" as a high impact and essential complement to TV advertising plans at its annual upfront event at New York's landmark Ziegfeld Theater. Additional presentations in Chicago, Los Angeles and Detroit will take place tomorrow...

2014-04-01 23:23:43

A leading U.S. technology company has revolutionized the point of sale space with new Android-based system. Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 TouchSuite, one of America’s leading and fastest-growing technology companies, has launched one of the most advanced business solutions to-date with TouchSuite Firefly, an Android-based system that allows business owners and their staff to manage operations and execute customer transactions from anywhere in the world. The...

2014-04-01 23:23:14

Residents of Phoenix can now log onto ConsumerResearchers.org to view the rankings of the best home security systems in the city. The new research aims to be a reliable resource to assist residents to choose the best home security system that suits their requirements (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Phoenix Arizona, or Valley of the Sun as it is known colloquially, is the capital of Arizona and the sixth most populous city in the United States. Culture rich and home to some of America’s only...

2014-04-02 00:22:24

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST FEDERAL BUILDING Profile America -- Wednesday, April 2nd. Critics of federal spending initiatives often allude with some disdain to the government's ability to create money. It's pure coincidence, though, that the first federal building commissioned under the country's new constitution was...

2014-04-01 12:32:24

--Contest Features 408 High Schools; Launches March 31 at usatodayhss.com-- MCLEAN, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY High School Sports--the nation's leading source for high school sports news and information--today launched the second installment of its Best Mascots contest, which last year was the site's most popular online "America's Best" competition with more than 80 million votes cast to claim the title of the country's most unique high school nickname....


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...

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....

Dusky Grouse, Dendragapus obscurus
2012-01-13 00:40:02

The Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) is a species of grouse native to the Rocky Mountains in North America. It is a forest-dwelling bird, with a breeding habitat along the edges of conifer and mixed forests in western North America, from southeastern Alaska and Yukon south to New Mexico. Its range is closely associated with that of various conifers. It is a permanent resident within its range, but will often move short distances by foot or by wing to denser forest habitat in the colder...

Barrow’s Goldeneye, Bucephala islandica
2012-01-12 17:53:47

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) is a medium-sized species of sea duck. Its breeding habitat is wooded lakes and ponds in northwestern North America, but also in scattered locations in eastern Canada and Iceland. In Iceland it is commonly known as husond (house-duck). It is a migratory bird and will winter in protected coastal waters or open inland waters. It rarely migrates as far away as Europe and southern North America. Barrow’s Goldeneye is named after Sir John Barrow. The...

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