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2011-08-12 09:24:00

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Kent County Big Brothers Big Sisters enjoyed a West Michigan Whitecaps ballgame on August 11 as guests of MISS DIG and local utility companies Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, SEMCO and Wolverine Pipe Line Company. August 11 is 8/11 on the calendar, a natural reminder for people to call 811 before digging. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110812/DE51554 ) Fifty Big Brothers Big Sisters and their little partners...

2010-11-16 10:00:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit (BBBSMD) and Comcast announced today the launch of an innovative partnership that promises to improve the odds for participating Southfield third- and fourth-graders in order for them to achieve academically and succeed as adults. Comcast has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and McIntyre Elementary School in the Southfield Public School District to launch Beyond School Walls(SM), a...

2010-10-18 12:37:00

BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest and Comcast are launching an innovative partnership that promises to improve the odds for participating Beaverton third-graders in order for them to achieve academically and succeed as adults. Comcast has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Barnes Elementary School to launch Beyond School Walls(SM), a program where third graders are matched with company employees for one-to-one mentoring. This...

2010-09-14 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Buzz about the Participant Media film, "Waiting for Superman," to be released this fall, is energizing parents, educators, child advocates, policy makers and others to take action to improve the odds that children will succeed in our nation's schools. Big Brothers Big Sisters advocates for quality mentoring as part of the solution. Waiting for Superman examines challenges within the nation's school system and raises questions about limited options...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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