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2014-07-23 00:20:21

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO COFFEE RATIONING Profile America -- Wednesday, July 23rd. The home front during World War II had to cope with some irritating limitations and scarcities, notably gas rationing and a lack of new cars and tires. But what for many was a real wartime crisis was coffee rationing. Imposed in 1942...

2014-07-22 12:21:33

America's largest 'personal shoe shopper' for your vehicle publishes results from Grand Touring All-Season comparison test for drivers looking for longer tread life, better grip in wet weather and all-season capabilities SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TireRack.com, America's largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, wheels and performance accessories, released the second set of results from its 19(th) annual tire testing season. This Grand...

2014-07-22 08:34:12

PASADENA, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CPO, America's leading online tool retailer, is proud to announce that it is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. CPO has experienced tremendous growth, adding over 100 respected power tool brands and shipping millions of customer orders since it was founded in 2004. CPO is known for its wide selection of leading brands in the power tool and outdoor power equipment categories, and for its industry-leading selection of...

2014-07-22 00:20:57

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CHILLING OUT Profile America -- Tuesday, July 22nd. On these scorching hot summer days, with the nation's average warmest day of the year coming up shortly, most of us welcome ducking in from the heat into a cool office, business, or home. For this relief, we can thank Willis Carrier, who in the...

2014-07-21 12:23:07

National Park Foundation Program Will Engage Teachers And Youth In Service-Learning Projects In America's National Parks WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded $504,000 in grants to 28 national parks through its Park Stewards program. Now in its sixth year, this program gives high school teachers and students the opportunity to explore the relevance of national parks to their...

2014-07-21 08:29:49

NEW YORK, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Budweiser Made In America music festival announced global specialty retailer, American Eagle Outfitters, as the event's official fashion partner. The festival will feature today's most diverse live performers and take place coast-to-coast simultaneously during Labor Day weekend at Grand Park in Los Angeles and Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 30(th) and Sunday, August 31(st). Kanye West will headline in both...

2014-07-21 00:20:42

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO DOWNSCALE DINING Profile America -- Monday, July 21st. A substantial and recurring feature of national media reporting -- on TV, in newspapers and on the Web -- is devoted to nutrition and health. There, doctors and public health officials express concerns about obesity, diabetes, and the quality...

2014-07-20 00:20:17

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO VEHICLE THEFTS Profile America -- Sunday, July 20th. It took a while after the invention of the gas-powered automobile by Karl Benz in Germany in 1886 for someone to steal the wheels. The first stolen car is said to be of a French aristocrat's Peugeot in Paris in 1896. In this country, the first...

2014-07-18 16:22:02

A Central Florida, Board Certified physician specializing in Gastroenterology, Dr. Nehme Gabriel, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014. LEESBURG, Fla., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Central Florida's Gastroenterology specialist Dr. Nehme Gabriel for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors this year....

2014-07-18 00:20:32

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CURRENT AFFAIRS Profile America -- Friday, July 18th. On this date in 1955 in West Milton, New York, a species of turning swords into plowshares was realized. That was when the Atomic Energy Commission sold electric power from a General Electric nuclear reactor to the Niagara-Mohawk Power...


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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