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2010-02-26 08:00:00

ROCKFORD, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrell and National Park Foundation are proud to kick off the third annual Junior Ranger Essay Contest asking kids: If you were a National Park Ranger for a day, how would you describe the national parks to someone who's never been before? Essays must be no more than 500 words and winners will be selected based on originality, clarity and effectiveness of style and organization. All children must have parental or guardian permission to enter and...

2009-05-14 13:52:00

Largest Commitment from an Outdoor Brand in National Park Foundation History ROCKFORD, Mich., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In an era when wired, indoor lifestyles threaten to consume natural outside inclinations, Merrell and the National Park Foundation (NPF) have partnered to get more people living active and outdoor lives. A long-term agreement, formalized today, represents a unique and synergized partnership between Merrell and the NPF that will work to make the National Parks more visible and...

2009-04-11 16:00:09

A New York podiatrist says people may face long-term pain from foot to back from wearing trendy UGG-style boots. Dr. Rock Positano of the Hospital for Special Surgery says new research indicates wearing footwear that does not offer proper arch support can cause possible long-term problems, ABC News reported Friday. It may feel cushiony; it may feel comfortable, but it doesn't mean they're getting the necessary arch support that a foot needs to function effectively, Positano said of UGG...

2009-04-06 15:02:00

ROCKFORD, Mich., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Bates(R) Footwear (Bates), a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., has received a $13 million contract to manufacture approximately 165,000 pair of Temperate Weather Combat Boots for the U.S. Army, with two optional one-year contract renewals. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090406/NE95252 ) The Army Temperate Weather Combat boot is primarily used by Army soldiers in cold weather environments, including regions such as Afghanistan....

2009-02-03 17:28:00

PICKERINGTON, Ohio, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Terrasoles(R), the innovative, feel-good footwear with a relaxed outdoor spirit for a simple lifestyle, has been selected by readers of the influential trade magazine Footwear Plus as winner of the 2008 Plus Award for Design Excellence in Outdoor Lifestyle. "The Plus Awards are a celebration of the footwear industry's talent, creativity and incredible hard work," says Footwear Plus Publisher Caroline Diaco. Winners in the...

2009-02-02 13:16:00

$5.00 From Each Merrell.com Order from February 1 to March 1, 2009 Will Be Donated to Youth Outdoors Legacy Fund ROCKFORD, Mich., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Making it even easier for consumers to shop, play and explore the outdoors online, leading outdoor footwear and apparel manufacturer Merrell launched their newly designed Web site and "online outdoor destination" on February 1, 2009. Using Adobe Flex 2 technology, the site will offer visitors easy-to-use, enhanced shopping abilities and an...

2008-12-04 10:37:00

STEVENAGE, England, December 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Snow has fallen across North West England, causing school closures and traffic delays as the roads and footpaths becoming slippery with ice and blocked off by snow. Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester have all been heavily affected by overnight falls, leaving some schools shut for a third day and cars abandoned as motorists continued their journeys on foot. The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning with further...

2008-12-07 16:18:46

A Wisconsin woman says she found a wad of cash in a pair of boots she purchased at a thrift store. Dimitra Anderson said she found the undisclosed amount of cash when she tried a pair of boots and found a sock with a bank envelope inside each of the boots, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Sunday. The newspaper said Anderson bought the boots for $3, and did not mention the cash she found to the clerk. Anderson and her husband Rick contacted the Journal Sentinel for help in finding the...

2008-06-24 18:02:31

SCARY Spice Mel B isn't quite up to a standing ovation after suffering a trapped nerve on a jet. Airline staff had to call for a wheelchair as the singer landed at Los Angeles after a flight from New York. Wearing leopard-print high-heeled boots, Mel, 32, put on a brave face as she was wheeled through the airport with her daughter Angel on her lap. Her spokesman said: "Mel suffers from a trapped nerve in her hip, which flares up on a plane." Meanwhile husband Stephen Belafonte...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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