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2014-10-16 23:10:36

Alvin Wolff, an attorney with the Law Offices of Alvin Wolff Jr. & Associates, has been named Best Lawyers® 2015 Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis. The distinction recognizes his ongoing excellence in serving clients and families in the St. Louis area who have been wronged by negligent medical professionals, and it represents another honor over many years of being included in the much-respected list. ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (PRWEB) October 16,...

2014-10-16 23:06:56

National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) will hold a Virtual ToothFairy Ball and Online Auction November 1-24 to engage caring companies and individuals across the dental industry in saving the smiles of vulnerable children. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) will hold a Virtual ToothFairy Ball and Online Auction November 1-24 to engage caring companies and individuals...

2014-10-16 16:30:36

Nine vetted startups from across country competing for champion title. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dream Big America (www.DreamBigAmerica.us) powered by Sprint (www.Sprint.com), the first-ever "reality radio show" hosting a weekly startup pitch competition, reveals all nine startups competing in October's bracket-style competition. The first week of October's month-long competition included msPad, Bracket Wallet and Santa-Signal, all of which pitched live on the...

2014-10-16 16:28:04

"Hunger in America 2014" Documents Hard Lives and Tough Choices Faced by Americans at Risk of Hunger CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest provider of charitable food assistance to low-income Americans, today announced additional findings from its landmark report, Hunger in America 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140711/126271 The study is the largest and most comprehensive study of people seeking charitable food assistance in the...

2014-10-16 16:20:46

UPS Road Code Safe Driving Program Teaches Teens about Dangers of Distracted Driving and Hosts Free, Educational Event during National Teen Driver Safety Week ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The leading cause of death among teens in the United States is motor vehicle crashes, with phones causing one in every five teen distracted driving fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To help keep teens safe on the road, The UPS Foundation teamed up with...

2014-10-16 12:26:09

Storied pasts add to the allure of Halloween attractions KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stunning set designs, technical excellence and Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and creatures are hallmarks of America Haunts attractions. But the association's more than 30 elite haunted attractions throughout the U.S. revealed something a little extra at several of its attractions: real ghosts! "All our haunts have the ability to frighten even the bravest of souls, but some are truly...

2014-10-16 12:21:30

America's largest independent tire tester opens 7th distribution center nationwide, making it easy for Denver drivers to enjoy same-day order and pick-up in time for the busy winter driving season DENVER, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TireRack.com, America's largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, wheels and performance accessories, continues to grow and expand with the opening of its 7(th) distribution center nationwide. Located in Denver, Colorado, the...

2014-10-16 08:33:42

ECOB and Certified Defensive Partner Launch Holiday Fire Awareness Campaign in Support of Homeless Veterans VISTA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) announced today that the Company has launched a Holiday Fire Awareness Campaign in support of America's Homeless Veterans alongside ECOB's newest New Jersey-based Certified Defensive Partner, Builders' General Supply Company (BGS). The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that...

2014-10-16 00:21:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST DEPARTMENT STORE Profile America -- Thursday, October 16(th.) Today marks an anniversary that should please America's power shoppers. On this date in 1868, the first full-line department store in the U.S. was organized in Salt Lake City. Called "Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution," it...

2014-10-15 12:22:57

The Land Report releases 2014 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches; Malone and Turner still largest, but Reed Family jumps to No. 5 with purchase of 600,000-acre JELD-WEN Oregon estate. DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the trend of investing in some of America's most iconic viewsheds and working landscapes, The Land Report released the 2014 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches highlighting the major investments and even bigger personalities of America's...


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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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.