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2014-09-08 12:34:08

InfoVista and American Tower Join NetAmerica Partner Program DALLAS, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NetAmerica Alliance, LLC today announced the addition of InfoVista and American Tower Corporation to their partner program for the Small Market Alliance for Rural Transformation (SMART)--the shared network alliance with Sprint to deliver 4G LTE mobile services to rural America. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110322/DA68213LOGO "We are excited to build a best-of-breed partner...

2014-09-08 12:25:47

Reality show on WeTV is a combination "Project Runway" and "America's Next Top Model" Hollywood, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Megyn Bell, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur and founder of GlamOn(®), Inc., (www.glam-on.com), has been named as a finalist on the hit reality television show, "America's IT Girl." The show premiers this September on WeTV, a division of AMC. The show began with 400 young women from across the nation, competing to be awarded the title as the next...

2014-09-08 12:25:23

RFD TV to Offer Programming Focused On Agriculture, Equine and the Rural Lifestyle, and Traditional Country Music and Entertainment DALLAS, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T U-verse TV® and Rural Media Group, Inc. have reached a distribution agreement that will bring RFD-TV, the nation's first 24-hour television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America, to AT&T U-verse customers. As the flagship network for Rural Media Group Inc., RFD TV...

2014-09-08 00:20:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Profile America -- Monday, September 8th. Of the millions of students going to class in the new school year, many are attending junior high schools or middle schools. The first such school in the U.S. opened its doors this week in 1909 -- the Indianola Junction Junior...

2014-09-07 00:20:10

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO GRANDPARENTS DAY Profile America --Sunday, September 7th. This is National Grandparents Day -- recognizing the love and help they provide, and their growing importance to the survival of many American families. The special day was the idea of Marian McQuade of Fayette County, West Virginia, and...

2014-09-06 00:20:10

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST COLLEGE CO-EDS Profile America -- Saturday, September 6th. On this date in 1837, the Oberlin Collegiate Institute in Ohio became the first college in the U.S. to grant equal status to men and women in degree programs. Now known as Oberlin College, its leadership reasoned that many mothers...

2014-09-05 23:06:50

Pastor at The House of Yahweh writes an 18-page blog post that outlines the root cause of drought and how it can be reversed. Abilene, Texas (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 In the same country where people from across many borders are willing to risk their lives trying to gain entry, longing for the day they can set foot in this land flowing with milk and honey, one man says it is turning to a wasteland. Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer of The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has written...

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2014-09-05 05:29:47

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time ever, adult obesity rates have exceeded 35 percent in two US states, and no state in the country had obesity rates of less than 21 percent, according to the results of a new report released by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) on Thursday. The study, entitled "The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America," found that Mississippi and West Virginia...

2014-09-05 00:20:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO PUMPING GAS Profile America -- Friday, September 5th. A device that many of us line up to use every few days or weeks was first unveiled on this date in 1885 -- the gas pump. Sylvanus Bowser of Fort Wayne, Indiana made the pump for a customer to dispense fuel for lamps and stoves. As one might...

2014-09-04 23:13:37

America's original and largest workplace chaplaincy organization celebrates 30 year anniversary with record domestic growth and aggressive international expansion as more companies seek out unique employee service. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Rapid growth in the U.S.A., bold new moves into South Korea and China, and the first written history of the unique, ground-breaking organization, highlights the 30th year celebration of business trend setter Marketplace Chaplains,...


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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