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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,...

2014-09-04 23:03:36

Jeffrey D. Horst and Halsey G. Knapp recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Krevolin & Horst, LLC is pleased to announce that Members Jeffrey D. Horst and Halsey G. Knapp have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 edition in the area of commercial litigation. Jeff has also been selected for inclusion as a Best Lawyer in the area Arbitration, and Halsey has additionally been selected as...

2014-09-04 16:28:51

Michelle Ganci to Oversee Welfare of 1 Billion Animals on America's Farms and Ranches Via the American Humane Certified(TM) Program; Vows Dramatic Growth to Cover More of Nation's 10 Billion Animals in Agriculture WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A dynamic new leader has been named to oversee the welfare of some one billion animals on U.S. farms and ranches, and dramatically expand the nation's first, largest, and fastest-growing certification program protecting...

2014-09-04 12:25:50

CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the world's largest religious broadcaster and America's most-watched faith channel, will present its new state-of-the-art Chicago studio with an open house from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Central Time) on Thursday September 11th. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140404/DC98465LOGO Launched in 1973 with one low-power station in Los Angeles, today TBN reaches every inhabited continent with 28 networks...

2014-09-04 12:22:45

LONDON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: OGA North America Oil and Gas Industry Research Guide (Q1 2014)- Analysis of Upstream, Midstream and Downstream Infrastructure, Investments, Companies and Outlook to 2025https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2056631/OGA-North-America-Oil-and-Gas-Industry-Research-Guide-Q1-2014--Analysis-of-Upstream-Midstream-and-Downstream-Infrastructure-Investments-Companies-and-Outlook-to-2025.html North...


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'