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2014-05-01 12:37:26

Free "AARP TEK" Education Workshops to Roll-Out in Seven Markets in 2014; Online Technology Education Platform Also In Development WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All across America, people 50+ have a hunger for plain language, user friendly information on how to best use their personal technology. To address this need and help close the technology gap, AARP today announced it has launched AARP TEK (which stands for Technology Education and Knowledge), a...

2014-04-24 08:42:51

ATLANTA, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications announced today a $150,000 gift to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) from The James M. Cox Foundation. The gift will create seven new Cox Technology Centers to help bridge the digital divide for children who have no access to a computer or Internet connection at home. Boys & Girls Club members can use the Cox Technology Centers to assist with homework, research, job searches and college preparation....

2014-04-23 16:25:16

The Multimedia Retailer to Broadcast a Live Intimate Performance with Country Icon WEST CHESTER, Pa., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of the launch of her upcoming album Blue Smoke, Dolly Parton is scheduled to appear on QVC for a special performance live from Nashville Sunday, April 27 at 7 PM (ET). During the "Dolly Parton Q Sessions Live from Nashville - featuring 'Blue Smoke'" broadcast, Parton will perform songs from her latest album, as well as a few of her greatest...

2014-04-22 12:37:17

Fourth-generation appointments represent long history of active family involvement and governance in company ATLANTA, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At its meeting today in Atlanta, Cox Enterprises elected Alex Taylor and Jamie Kennedy to its board of directors. "I'm delighted that Alex and Jamie will be joining our board of directors," said Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy. "Alex and Jamie are fourth-generation members of the Cox family, and this announcement demonstrates the...

2014-04-22 12:26:42

MRS. LAURA BUSH, BARBARA PIERCE BUSH, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, JAY LENO, MOODY BLUES, THE SPINNERS, MARY WILSON, LINDA RONSTADT, LUIS TIANT, BILL RUSSELL, STEVE GROGAN, MIKE ERUZIONE, THE KITCHEN COUSINS, JAMES "JB" BROWN, DAN MARINO, EMILIO ESTEFAN, CHRIS GARDNER AND SAMANTHA BROWN AMONG THOSE HEADLINING AARP'S LIFE @ 50+ NATIONAL EVENT AND EXPO BOSTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP is set to host its bi-annual Life@50+ National Event & Expo in Boston, Massachusetts,...

2014-04-09 12:31:07

Independent, Non-Partisan Redistricting Effort Aims to Give Voters Back a Say CHICAGO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Illinois being the worst state in the nation regarding trust in government according to a recent Gallup poll, it is urgent that voters get their voice back in a system that has been broken by gerrymandering and that no longer holds elected officials accountable to their constituents. This is a critical issue to AARP members, who have the highest voter...

2014-04-08 23:03:17

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) today announced the six-month activity report of the Sharpen Your Financial Focus program. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) today announced the six-month activity report of the Sharpen Your Financial Focus program. With generous funding from Bank of America, Chase, GE Capital Retail Finance and Wells Fargo in support of financial education, the three-step program was...

2014-04-08 12:27:47

FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Americana Music Association announced today plans to produce the second annual Cross-County Lines Festival, presented by Nissan. It will be a one day celebration of roots inspired music, taking place on May 31, 2014 at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, TN. Americana stalwarts Patty Griffin and John Hiatt will co-headline the two stage, seven-hour musical dayfest that will also feature Ashley Monroe, Brandy Clark,...

2014-04-07 08:27:44

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first female morning show cohost, creator of "The View," master interviewer--Barbara Walters has a list of accomplishments and accolades a mile long. As the trailblazing journalist prepares for her final months in front of the camera, she takes a turn as the interviewee in the latest issue of AARP The Magazine. The 84-year-old speaks candidly about paving the way for other women and what's next on her agenda - including...

2014-04-07 00:21:52

CHICAGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The medals are awarded for the best fiction and nonfiction books written for adults in the previous year and published in the U.S. As part of an announcement and medal presentation event at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas in June, each winning author will...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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