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2014-03-04 08:28:49

Child Hunger Ends Here® Campaign Provides An Easy Way for Consumers to Help the Nearly 16 Million Kids Struggling with Hunger in the U.S. OMAHA, Neb., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one in five of all children(1) and more than one in four Latino children(1) in this country may not know where their next meal is coming from. ConAgra Foods and P&G are building a community of people to make a difference and help donate up to 7 million meals in 2014 through the Child Hunger...

2014-03-04 08:21:18

- Total retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2014 increased 4% versus February 2013 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that its total retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2014, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 21,987, an increase of 4% as compared to February 2013. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in February 2014 were 21,560, an increase of 2% as...

2014-03-04 04:20:17

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- All-new 2015 Jeep(®) Renegade marks the brand's first entry in the small SUV segment -- 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 -- Designed to expand the Jeep brand globally, the all-new 2015 Renegade combines the brand's heritage with fresh new...

2014-03-03 23:26:26

Tahlequah, Oklahoma has the distinction of being the model for expansion of high speed, broadband services in rural communities. Tahlequah, Oklahoma (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Rural Broadband Services Corporation (RBSC) is a privately held corporation specializing in “Rapid Deployment Technology.” RBSC uses FCC Wireless Spectrum licenses, and state of the art fiber optic wired networks, “shared infrastructure for broadband and Smart Grid applications” for rural America. RBSC offers...

2014-03-04 00:22:45

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO JEANNETTE RANKIN Profile America -- Tuesday, March 4th.( )The first woman to serve in Congress took her seat on this date in 1917. Jeannette Rankin of Montana shortly became one of the few representatives to vote against entry into World War I, a stand that contributed to her defeat when she ran...

2014-03-03 16:24:34

Wall Street Journal Calls Golden the "Psychic to the Stars" BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- They say that nothing succeeds like success. And it was just last week that Psychic Christopher was awarded a "Top Psychic" nod (Yahoo News, Feb 26, 2014). Now the highly anticipated directory, "The Top 100 Psychics in America 2014" was just released, and Psychic Christopher Golden has made the cut. It is the rare psychics, such as Golden, who grace the pages of...

2014-03-03 08:31:43

Fuel Up to Play 60, With Support From Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign and Dean Foods, Launches National Efforts to Help Make School Breakfast Accessible for All Students ROSEMONT, Ill., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Fuel Up to Play 60--the nation's largest in-school wellness program--along with Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign and Dean Foods, launches the It Starts With School Breakfast campaign to increase school breakfast participation nationwide. Research...

2014-03-03 08:27:56

Authors DC Johnson and Ron Rowan look to fulfill their dream by bringing their novel to life as a new animated movie through The Golden Movie Ticket Dream LAS VEGAS, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new nationwide movie contest called "The Golden Movie Ticket Dream" announces the opening of auditions for 100+ parts. The contest is looking for people in America who would like to take part in the creation of the first animated movie using the country's undiscovered talent from everyday...

2014-03-03 08:21:26

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- 47th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains -- Chrysler, Jeep®, Ram Truck, and FIAT brands each post sales gains in February compared with same month a year ago -- Jeep brand records its best February sales ever -- Ram pickup truck sales up 26 percent; best February sales in eight years -- Six Chrysler Group vehicles record their best February sales ever -- Strategic Vision names seven...

sleepy student
2014-03-03 05:30:55

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although sleep problems persist among many American children, parents can make a difference by setting boundaries around electronics use, enforcing rules and setting a good example. These are the latest findings from the National Sleep Foundation's (NSF) Sleep in America® poll, an annual study that began in 1991. The 2014 poll took a deeper look into the sleep practices and beliefs of the modern family with school-aged children. "For children, a...


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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