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2014-07-10 12:27:51

Lymphoma Survivor Makes Full Recovery ATLANTA, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Photographers of America (PPA) offers a substantive list of membership benefits to help build and protect careers. However, there is an unlisted benefit that some PPA members claim as priceless. These photographers provide a lifeline of personal and professional support regardless of distance and circumstance. Nebraska photographer, Keith Howe, M.Photog., M.Artist, MEI., Cr., CPP, credits the...

2014-07-10 12:21:23

ARLINGTON, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "For decades, America's 3.2 million truck drivers have witnessed the effects of underinvestment in our highway system through their windshields. Our drivers see the 63,000 deficient bridges; thousands of miles of highways in poor condition and increasingly heavy congestion...

2014-07-10 08:30:23

"Feeding America's supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly," says Charity Navigator CEO CHICAGO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, today announced that for the third consecutive year it has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. The ratings service pointed to Feeding America's sound fiscal management practices and...

2014-07-10 08:26:13

Team revels in major milestone as trailblazer Cathy Rogers crosses the USA on Pedego electric bike. IRVINE, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Follow her progress at www.pedego.com/big-ride Cathy Rogers, the woman who has been pedaling a Pedego® electric bike across the USA, has reached another major milestone: the halfway point between the West Coast, where she began her journey, and the East Coast, her destination. The Big Ride Across America team has now biked 1,699 miles --...

2014-07-10 00:21:14

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO WYOMING Profile America -- Thursday, July 10th. On this date in 1890, more than 30 years before the 19th Amendment was ratified, women in one of these United States enjoyed the right to vote, as Wyoming became the 44th state to join the union. Carved out of the Dakota, Idaho, and Utah...

2014-07-09 20:22:42

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 11, the second annual nationwide National Gay Blood Drive (NGBD) will take place to raise public awareness and increase pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change its policy on the long-standing ban on blood donation by men who have had sex with other men (MSM) - a restriction that has been in place since 1983. In Minnesota, the drive is scheduled to occur from 7:30 AM to 4 PM at Memorial Blood...

2014-07-09 16:28:01

An Orange, CA Board Certified physician specializing in Nephrology, Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014 ORANGE, Calif., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Orange's Nephrology specialist Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140709/125584 Castle...

2014-07-09 16:25:22

LONDON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Oil Country Tubular Goods Market by Grade (API, Premium), by Product (Seamless, ERW), & by Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Middle East) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019...

2014-07-09 12:29:06

Superstars to Shine Spotlight on America's Four-legged Superheroes STUDIO CITY, Calif., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association and Hallmark Channel announced today that sports legend, broadcaster, and actor Terry Bradshaw will join forces with TV personality and renowned animal advocate Beth Stern to shine a spotlight on some of America's top dogs as co-hosts of the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM). Celebrating the country's most...

2014-07-09 12:27:20

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort get kids active this summer, Boys & Girls Clubs around the country will host stops for the Triple Play 'Million Minutes in Motion' mobile tour, with a goal of logging one million minutes of exercise with kids this summer. The tour kicked off this week in California, visiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and the Challengers Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles. The mobile tour will travel to more...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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