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2014-04-17 16:25:53

Dr. Constantine Frantzides, a Skokie, IL physician who is Board Certified in Surgery, has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for inclusion in its prestigious guide of the nation's top 1% of medical specialists, America's Top Doctors. SKOKIE, Ill., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors has published its newest edition of America's Top Doctors and has selected Constantine Frantzides, MD for...

2014-04-17 12:24:15

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strong bipartisan majorities of voters support increased investment in energy infrastructure, according to a new poll API is unveiling as part of a recess campaign highlighting the voices of Americans. "Today's poll shows strong majorities of American voters support more domestic oil and natural gas development, regardless of party affiliation," said Karen Moreau, executive director of API's New York State Petroleum Council....

2014-04-17 08:24:53

More than 70 Acts--From Lionel Richie and Ringo Starr to The Band Perry and CeeLo Green VIENNA, Va., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces the complete schedule of shows in its highly anticipated 2014 Summer season. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7164651-wolf-trap-foundation-announces-2014-summer-season70-new-returning-acts "We are proud to present an...

2014-04-17 00:20:56

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO LIBRARY WEEK Profile America -- Thursday, April 17th. April is a significant month for the American printed word. In 1800, the Library of Congress was founded, and earlier this week, in 1828, Noah Webster published the first dictionary of American English. This is also the fifth day of National...

2014-04-16 23:13:25

Medical Center of Trinity recognized for creating an extraordinary patient experience. Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough Counties, Florida (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Medical Center of Trinity has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care. The Award identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions and signifies Medical Center of Trinity’s commitment and passion for creating an extraordinary healthcare experience for women...

2014-04-16 16:33:37

Charger, multi-level LED flashlight combination can be found on Kickstarter.com NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Earlier in the month, id America, the go-to name in high-quality personal electronic accessories, launched a Kickstarter campaign for their LED light-equipped portable charger, named the L.E.D. Only a week into their campaign, the project is seeing tremendous support from backers, already raising nearly half of the goal amount. (Photo:...

2014-04-16 16:26:01

- "Budweiser Made In America" Returns to Philadelphia for Third Consecutive Year at Benjamin Franklin Parkway - LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino, Budweiser and United Way of Greater Los Angeles are bringing the spirit of "Budweiser Made In America," to Los Angeles during the 2014 Labor Day weekend. The two-day music festival began in Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend 2012 to benefit...

2014-04-16 12:32:22

$2 million grant to launch 4-H Food Smart Families pilot program in five states CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Studies show 16.2 million children in America live in households that lack the means to get nutritious food on a regular basis. Responding to this need, National 4-H Council and ConAgra Foods Foundation announced today a partnership that will equip more families to make healthy living a part of their everyday lives through nutrition education,...

2014-04-16 12:27:38

$125,000 Donated to Provide New Books to Underserved Children CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(®)( )and First Book --a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in underserved communities-- have partnered to provide children in kindergarten to second grade access to age-appropriate books at home and in their schools through a new program, Banking On Books. First Book works collectively with publishers and...

2014-04-16 12:22:01

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- All-new 2015 Jeep(®) Renegade marks the brand's first entry in the small sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment - delivering a best-in-class combination of fuel efficiency and off-road capability -- Renegade Trailhawk model delivers best-in-class 4x4 Trail Rated capability with class-exclusive Jeep Active Drive Low, which includes 20:1 crawl ratio and Jeep Selec-Terrain system -- All-new 2015...


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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