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2014-09-09 08:27:56

New Research Confirms Cost Is a Top Barrier to Seeking Eye Care LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Not being able to see well is no laughing matter. That's why nationally renowned standup comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley has teamed up with America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses to create the Rickey Smiley Eyewear line and give more people the opportunity to see well and look good, too. Now available in 12 styles, these fashion-forward frames feature hot...

2014-09-09 08:27:42

America's fastest-growing news site is Rare.us WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rare.us was the fastest growing major media site in the United States in August with nearly 20 million visitors, 40 times more than the same period a year ago. This unrivaled growth is the result of leveraging social media to discover and distribute the buzzworthy and uplifting content Americans will share with their networks. "While we have been below the radar screen with respect to...

2014-09-09 00:23:21

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SERIOUS DEBUGGING Profile America -- Tuesday, September 9th. The first instance of debugging a computer was recorded on this date in 1947. The early Mark II computer being developed at Harvard University was balky, and a programming team-- which included Navy Lieutenant Grace Hopper, a pioneer...

2014-09-08 23:11:13

Rebecca Kordecki, fitness expert and creator of Booty Slide, helps raise awareness about childhood obesity on her multi-city tour. She also announces the upcoming release of her Obesity Warrior Handbook - A Family Guide to Winning the Battle Against Obesity. New York City, New York (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 More than 23 million children and teens are obese or overweight in this country and that number is increasing at an alarming rate each year. In an effort to put the spotlight on this...

2014-09-08 23:03:10

America’s Largest Automotive Retailer Joins Forces with America’s Premier Tuner Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 It’s never been easier to experience the visceral punch of American horsepower, as Hennessey Performance upgrades can now be ordered at AutoNation’s stores from coast to coast. The automotive retail giant is comprised of 273 franchises with 33 brands across 15 states. To celebrate the new AutoNation/Hennessey alliance, the horsepower show is going on the...

2014-09-08 23:00:18

Breast Reconstruction Surgeons Frank DellaCroce, MD, FACS; Scott Sullivan, MD, FACS; Christopher Trahan, MD, FACS and Breast Surgical Oncologist Alan Stolier, MD, FACS of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and St. Charles Surgical Hospital have again been named to the list of Best Doctors in America®. Only five percent of physicians in America earn this prestigious honor, which is decided by the largest ongoing, peer-reviewed survey in the medical industry. New Orleans, LA...

2014-09-08 16:23:13

Let's Ask America, The List and The Now offer new ways for audiences to be informed and entertained starting today CINCINNATI, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Co. (NYSE: SSP) reaches a significant milestone today as its original shows The List and The Now launch in new markets. Scripps began creating its own programming three years ago with game show Let's Ask America and infotainment magazine show The List. The company today is building on the success of those...

2014-09-08 16:22:37

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvel's superheroes -- Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk and the Avengers -- have collectively saved the world countless times. Charter brings these heroes of Marvel's cinematic universe to Charter On Demand through September 23. Over the years, Marvel's men (and women) have become kings and queens of the box office. Who doesn't love to see Spidey or Iron Man tackle issues that are too tough for ordinary...

2014-09-08 16:20:42

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for August 2014 and the first eight months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 2.9 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 1.2 percent lower than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 85.6 percent, up 3.4 points from August 2013. The number of onboard passengers decreased 0.6 percent from the same...

2014-09-08 16:20:32

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Later this month, 134 technicians from around the country will gather at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort to take part in the 10th annual American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council TMCSuperTech National Technician Skills Competition. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO The competition will be held September 22-24 in conjunction with TMC's annual fall meeting. "Technicians...


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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