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2010-04-14 08:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A gleeful smile helped 4-year-old Noah Treida of Indianapolis beat out hundreds of photo entries nationwide to become this year's Balloon Time® "Put A Face On Fun" contest winner.

2010-03-30 08:00:00

ATLANTA, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vystar® Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VYST), the exclusive creator of Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), a patented, all-natural raw material that significantly reduces antigenic proteins found in natural rubber latex, has filed a provisional patent application for a significant range of additional benefits associated with the use of Vytex NRL in the manufacture of foams (e.g.

2009-08-16 01:15:08

Moon-the-balloon in Ontario was something of a bust, with only 200 Canadians showing up to drop their trousers to protest a U.S. surveillance balloon. And the balloon was a no-show. The balloon, which has been hovering over Sarnia of late, is being flown by Sierra Nevada, a company seeking a U.S.

2009-06-11 15:51:31

A Houston business owner said in his lawsuit against the city that his rights were violated by the arbitrary enforcement of city sign codes. Jim Purtee, owner of Houston Balloons & Promotions, argues in his suit that the city has been arbitrary in its enforcement of a 1993 ordinance that limited the days giant novelty balloons such as the ones he sells at his shop -- like gorillas, Santa Claus and other shapes -- could be displayed and banned the objects from bearing business-specific...

2009-06-01 12:00:00

With summer celebrations imminent, national trade group encourages smart use of America's favorite party favor WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The grill is fired up, the sun is shining, and Americans are ready to kick off the summer season with backyard barbeques, graduation parties and other celebrations.

2009-03-19 17:22:00

In 2008, metallic balloons accounted for 52 outages affecting 30,586 customers CALUMET CITY, Ill., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning, a stray Mylar balloon floated into a ComEd substation and disrupted service to 6,945 customers in Chicago's south suburbs.

2009-02-05 13:58:58

A union has the right to display an inflatable balloon in the shape of a rat during protests, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court found that an ordinance in Lawrence, N.J., banning inflatable signs isn't content-neutral because it allows businesses to use them for grand openings. The case began in 2005 when Local 269 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers protested outside Gold's Gym because of a dispute with a contractor working there.

2008-11-28 13:35:03

Officials say a Swedish couple found a child's balloon that was released nearly a year ago in Britain, meaning the balloon had traveled 932 miles. Jacqui Illingworth of the Old Clee Children's Center in the British town of Grimsby said the balloon found in Sweden was originally released on Nov.

2008-09-03 18:00:41

Health Canada is advising parents and caregivers of the dangers associated with balloon blowing kits. Anyone having them is urged to immediately take them away from children.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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