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2014-08-29 16:25:07

DENVER, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EffectiveUI, as part of its participation in the Volunteers of America and 9News "Stuff for Students School Supply Drive," recently collected and delivered nearly $7,500 worth of school supplies to Denver-area children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140829/141553 EffectiveUI donated 55 backpacks, and then staff members collected nearly 500 pounds of supplies to fill them. The backpacks - customized with supplies for both elementary and...

2014-08-29 16:23:01

Commemorative Giveaways For The 1st 7,500 Guests Each Day During Labor Day Weekend SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor Day Weekend at California's Great America will be extra special as the park celebrates its 75 Millionth Guest the entire weekend. One lucky winner will be celebrated as the 75 Millionth Guest during Labor Day Weekend and receive a VIP prize package and a key to Great America. There will be collectible gifts with the 75 Millionth Guest logo for...

2014-08-29 00:20:22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO STATE GAS TAXES Profile America -- Friday, August 29th. A perpetually hot topic, in summer and other seasons, is the fluctuating cost of gasoline and diesel fuel. Some discussion centers on the amount of taxes paid at the pump, as state taxes on fuels vary widely. The highest state tax plus fees...

2014-08-28 23:12:55

INC Magazine's list of the fastest growing companies is out, and WebiMax is near the top. Mount Laurel, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 WebiMax, a leading digital marketing agency, is proud to have been ranked in the top 25% of INC’s list of Fastest Growing Companies in America for the third year in a row. The INC. list has become the gold standard in recognizing achievement for entrepreneurial and business success. The highly coveted and competitive award looks at business’...

2014-08-28 23:07:54

Generous cellphone and monetary donations by Cell Phones For Soldiers' nationwide supporters have allowed the charity to provide more than 210 million minutes of talk time to troops abroad and help more than 2,500 veterans in need. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Cell Phones For Soldiers was born when two children decided to help one soldier pay off his more than $8,000 cellphone bill. Ten years later, Cell Phones For Soldiers is still thriving due to the thousands of volunteers,...

2014-08-28 16:27:45

A Nashville, TN Board Certified physician specializing in Colon & Rectal Surgery, Dr. William Harb, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Nashville's Colon & Rectal Surgery specialist Dr. William Harb for inclusion in its highly selective list of Castle Connolly Top Doctors this year....

2014-08-28 12:33:22

Cast your vote at dependableleaders.com Aug. 25-Sept. 19 to help select America's winner BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- America gets a chance to vote for some of the most-dependable youth in the country as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Maytag brand have announced the five finalists in the 2014 Maytag Dependable Leader Awards. The Dependable Leader Awards recognize Boys & Girls Club members who are committed to making a difference as dependable and...

2014-08-28 12:31:58

New Model Home includes a dual master suite, perfect for today's multigenerational living needs SHREVEPORT, La., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Schumacher Homes, America's Largest Custom Homebuilder based in Canton, OH is pleased to announce the opening of a new Model Home and Design Studio in the Shreveport, LA homebuilding market. This new center features a spacious and beautiful home that displays the best in award winning designs. In addition, this location will showcase an industry...

2014-08-28 12:30:30

INC. RELEASES RANKINGS FOR AMERICA'S FASTEST GROWING, PRIVATE COMPANIES CHICAGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventh consecutive year, Rising Medical Solutions (Rising) has earned a spot on Inc. magazine's Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The honor roll represents the most comprehensive look at a vital component of the economy--America's independent businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Pandora,...

2014-08-28 04:21:08

2015 Season Passes Go On Sale Today GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world's largest regional theme park company, today announced thrilling new offerings for each of its 18 parks for 2015. The upcoming season will include unique, one-of-a-kind attractions, sophisticated new interactive dark rides and, in signature Six Flags fashion, a selection of world-record-breaking rides from coast to coast. To view the multimedia...


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'