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2014-07-31 16:24:14

Continuing Weak Markets, Current and Impending EPA Regulations Weigh on Central Appalachian Operations; 1,100 Jobs at Risk BRISTOL, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight operating affiliates of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) have notified their employees late this afternoon that the coal mines and other facilities where they work are subject to being idled due to sustained weak market conditions and government regulations that have challenged the entire Central Appalachian...

2014-03-10 08:27:40

Gatlinburg's premier sports recreation facility, Rocky Top Sports World, is anticipated to reinforce the economy and create a sports vacation market, taking advantage of the city's proximity to the tourist-laden Smoky Mountains. CLEARWATER, Fla., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sports tourism is an economic trend that is on the rise within the tourism industry - Dev Pathik, CEO of the Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA), recently commented in a Forbes Sports Money segment on the growth of...

2013-12-31 23:24:57

Top-rated birding and nature tour company, Naturalist Journeys, announces a spring birding and nature tour to one of America’s scenic wonders, the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top Nature Tour Company, announces their Spring Blue Ridge Mountains Guided Birding Tour, led by Doug Pratt, who has been fascinated with the region since he was a young boy. “My family loved camping,” Pratt explains, “and every...


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2009-08-04 17:22:37

Appalachiosaurus or "Appalachian lizard" is a genus of tyrannosauroid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of eastern North America. This was a bipedal predator. Only one juvenile skeleton has been found, representing an individual about 23 feet long and weighing over 1300 pounds. This indicates that an adult would have been much larger. This specimen is the most completely known theropod from eastern North America. It was named after the region from which it was found (the Appalachian...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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