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2010-12-17 14:07:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Main Line Animal Rescue, the organization featured on Oprah's groundbreaking puppy mill show, now hopes to bring attention to the USDA's refusal to protect dogs in our nation's commercial dog breeding facilities by putting their message on a transit bus in the nation's capital. Their message is clear: Why is the USDA Bending Over Backwards to Accommodate Our Nation's Puppy Mills? A report from the Office of Inspector General, released...

2010-03-26 12:49:00

HERSHEY, Pa., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 23, longtime "animal rights" activist Bill Smith distributed a news release that contained gross misrepresentations about the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA). This is PVMA's response. As veterinarians, PVMA members are committed to the health and welfare of animals. Smith's characterization of PVMA as "traditionally" siding with commercial dog breeders is 100 percent false. PVMA's position on animal health and welfare...

2009-03-31 07:15:00

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- When beloved miniature Dachshund Frederick ruptured a disc at age 7, a veterinarian told his family, Bill and Diane Smith, that he would likely never walk again, even after surgery. Determined not to accept that dire prognosis, the Smiths sought out alternative treatments, and soon Frederick was walking and running in spite of other medical challenges, including lupus, Addison's disease and encephalitis. Frederick lived happily to just shy of...

2009-01-02 17:32:07

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer has undergone minor surgery to eliminate a kidney obstruction, General Manager Bill Smith said Friday. Smith said on the team's Web site the procedure took place this week at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Mauer, 25, has had the kidney obstruction since he was a child, but it became more bothersome recently. The club has no issues or concerns about it, Smith said. Everything went fine, and he will be 100 percent ready for the start of spring training....

2008-09-29 18:00:36

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Co-exprise, a Pittsburgh-based technology and strategic sourcing company, has announced its participation in the World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, DC. Now in its 31st year, the WEEC is one of the most important energy events for professionals in all areas of the energy field. Bill Smith, Sales Director of Co-exprise, will present "Achieving Best Market Price for Energy Supply" as part of the WEEC workshop programming. Energy is the...

2008-08-17 18:00:37

By Smith, Bill Smith, Carol; Wilson, Wendell E The Emperor gold mine, perched on the side of a caldera on the island of Viti Levu in the Pacific Ocean, has been known as a source of native gold and telluride minerals since 1868. It has yielded interesting specimens of crystalline gold, sylvanite, krennerite and native tellurium. INTRODUCTION This article was inspired by a specimen the senior authors acquired at the 2007 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show; it was labeled "Sylvanite, Vatukoula,...

2008-07-20 03:00:40

By Ed Housewright, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 20--John Oldner drives his diesel truck daily, but he hasn't stopped at a commercial service station in more than a year. He powers his pickup with used cooking oil that is processed into biodiesel fuel. He pays $2.55 a gallon -- about half what others shell out for diesel. Mr. Oldner, a Murphy lawyer, briefly concocted backyard biodiesel with leftover oil from Bill Smith's Cafe in McKinney. He pumped the thick substance through two...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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