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2012-08-02 23:00:36

After four years of planning, a Fire Academy will be launched at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) in Avondale, one of the 10 Maricopa County Community Colleges. Avondale, AZ (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 After four years of planning, a Fire Academy will be launched at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) in Avondale, one of the 10 Maricopa County Community Colleges. Through community partnerships with the fire departments in Avondale and Goodyear, the academy will fulfill a...

2011-01-05 11:38:00

AVONDALE, Ariz., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Candace Wiest, chief executive officer, and Gary Hickel, east valley president of West Valley National Bank, announced the formation of two professional community boards and a special President's Council to assist in the planned growth and expansion initiatives of the Bank. The Medical and Dental Community Boards, and the President's Council consist of a cross section of healthcare professionals, physicians, dentists and business executives....

2010-04-15 16:19:00

CHANDLER, Ariz., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Avondale is the first in Arizona and among the first Verizon Wireless retail locations in the nation to secure LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System(TM) is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. The...

2009-01-11 14:41:20

Mass transit riders in 24 cities, including Phoenix and Atlanta, say they road pantless as part of a performance act started eight years ago in New York. The No-Pants participants rode only in their shirts and underwear Saturday, acting as if nothing was awry, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday, noting the international stunt is sponsored by the arts group Improv Everywhere. At least 34 people participated in Atlanta, including Patrick Carlson, a design-firm owner who wore shiny...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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