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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...

2014-04-28 12:28:10

Mike Eruzione, Steve Grogan, Bill Russell, Luis Tiant, Others to Discuss Lives and Sports at AARP'S Life@ 50+ National Event and Expo BOSTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New England sports legends Mike Eruzione, Steve Grogan, Bill Russell and Luis Tiant, will speak on a panel moderated by James "JB" Brown at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Friday, May 9, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm as part of AARP's bi-annual Life@50+ National Event & Expo taking...

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...

2014-04-07 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...

2014-03-29 16:20:07

New Budget Rejects Utility Watchdog for Consumers; Most Other States Offer Consumers an Advocate to Fight for Reasonable Rates ALBANY, N.Y., March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: "AARP is disappointed and extremely concerned for our 2.6 million members and all New Yorkers that the new state budget does too little to combat soaring utility rates. "New Yorkers pay among the highest residential electric rates in...

2014-03-29 12:20:29

Olympic Champion and Youth & Family Advocate Jackie Joyner-Kersee Helps Kick-off Caregiving Conversation NEW YORK, March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. partnered with AARP today to host "Because We Care" - the first of a series of forums designed to provide African-American families with information and resources that will enable them to take better care of their loved ones and themselves. Jackie Joyner-Kersee, a three-time Olympic champion and advocate for...

2014-03-27 16:22:10

NYers' Rates 68% Above National Average; AARP Says NY Needs Independent Utility Rate Watchdog to Protect Consumers ALBANY, N.Y., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York residents pay 68 percent more for electricity than the average American, according to new data, and the state is one of just a handful without an independent consumer advocate looking out for residential ratepayers. Not coincidentally, New York residents pay far more on average for their electricity than residents...

2014-03-27 08:30:40

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A commanding actor, vocal activist and social media sensation, Sir Patrick Stewart is a force of light-but that hasn't always been the case. After a harsh childhood marked by poverty and abuse, Patrick Stewart is finally ready to conquer the shadows of his early years. Set to reprise the role of Professor Charles Xavier in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" this May, the thespian sat down with AARP The Magazine to discuss how he banished...

2014-03-26 16:22:25

AARP Details Expenses by Utility; Says Tab Underscores Need for Independent Utility Rate Watchdog in Final State Budget ALBANY, N.Y., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York's utilities, including international energy companies, charge state consumers some of the highest residential electric rates in the nation - more than twice the national average for many - and bill their own customers for the cost of trying to push those rates even higher. With those same utility companies now...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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