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2014-06-07 00:21:04

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO GOING TO THE TAPE Profile America -- Saturday, June 7th. A home entertainment revolution began on this date in 1975 when the videocassette recorder was introduced. It was Sony's Betamax format recorder, which in a very few years was superseded by the rival VHS format. At its peak, some 9-out-of-10...

2014-06-06 08:20:26

DETROIT, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ford Fireworks will light up the sky, Monday, June 23, at 10:06 p.m., with views of the Detroit River in downtown Detroit. Created and produced by The Parade Company, this annual event now in its 56(th) year, attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators for one of the most anticipated summer nights in Detroit. "We are extremely grateful for Ford Motor Company's continued support of The Parade Company and look forward to working together on...

2014-06-06 04:21:50

Dunkin' Donuts offers guests worldwide a free donut with the purchase of any beverage CANTON, Mass., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Donut Day is celebrated today, June 6, and Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, is serving guests a free donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day today at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide. To help guests all around the...

2014-06-06 00:21:09

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO D-DAY Profile America -- Friday, June 6th. On this date 70 years ago, while most of America slept, one of history's most notable events unfolded, as heard at the time: "CBS World News; Bob Trout speaking. And again we bring you the available report -- all of them from German sources -- on what the...

2014-06-05 23:13:14

CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital receives Women’s Choice Award® for providing exceptional patient care and treatment in cancer care. Alexandria, LA (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital has been named a Women’s Choice Award® recipient as an America’s Best Hospital for Cancer Care, acknowledging CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital‘s dedication to providing exceptional patient care and cancer treatment care for women and their families. Among...

2014-06-05 20:22:03

Retailer known for bringing customers "Good Stuff Cheap" offering $20 off race tickets for limited time only! BROOKLYN, Mich., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ollie's Bargain Outlet, one of America's largest discount retailers, is pleased to expand its relationship with NASCAR and start a new partnership with Michigan International Speedway as the title sponsor of the Nationwide Series race on June 14: the Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250. "We are excited to announce Ollie's Bargain...

2014-06-05 16:25:35

Dr. Michele Green, a Board Certified New York, NY physician specializing in Dermatology, has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for inclusion in its authoritative guide to the top primary care and specialty care doctors in the tri-state metropolitan New York area. NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has published the 17th edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area and has...

2014-06-05 12:26:35

Organization that helped found America's humane efforts in the 1800s joins with global entrepreneur for special Prizeo campaign giving donors chance to win meet-and-greet at magazine photo shoot WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association, the organization that helped found America's original "Compassion Movement" in the 1870s, is pleased to announce that entrepreneur, music artist, fashion designer, and media icon Paris Hilton is participating in...

2014-06-05 12:25:58

NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pastor Joel and Victoria Osteen are returning to New York City's historic Yankee Stadium Saturday, June 7th, for America's Night of Hope, and Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world's largest religious broadcaster and America's most-watched faith channel, will be on hand as the event's official broadcast partner. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140404/DC98465LOGO A New York Times best-selling author, longtime TBN ministry...

2014-06-05 12:21:59

ARLINGTON, Va., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations leaders applauded the Senate Appropriations Committee for adopting a common sense solution proposed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to address the unjustified changes to the restart provisions of the hours-of-service restart rules. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "Since these rules were proposed in 2010, ATA has maintained that they were unsupported by science and...


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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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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