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2008-10-20 09:00:17

BRICK, N.J., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Calvarywood Productions seeks short Christian video scripts for distribution on its web site to assist churches in producing their own spiritual videos. Calvarywood Productions, LLC creates opportunities for matching Christian scriptwriters and churches to use video to evangelize the unsaved, to inspire the faithful and to give spiritual instruction. The Christian Script Exchange service is now available at http://www.calvarywood.com/ where...

2008-09-05 15:00:26

By Carol Coultas AUBURN - Citing a "perfect storm for the construction industry," a lawyer for Morin Brick Co. filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday for the 96-year-old company. "Building is down and costs for raw materials are way up," said Sam Anderson, bankruptcy counsel for the Old Danville Road plant. "The company requires tremendous amounts of energy use and those costs have skyrocketed. The result has been some short-term cash shortfalls." No layoffs among its 52 workers...

2008-07-27 06:00:26

By Diane Toroian Keaggy, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 27--St. Louis Alderman Sam Moore calls them dollhouses. Their brick walls appear sliced off, revealing interior stairwells, doorways and debris. That's all the thieves leave behind. Brick thieves have decimated entire blocks of north St. Louis neighborhoods. They're ingenious, organized and very busy: Bricks these days go for 60 cents each, almost three times the going rate a few years ago. "You can see right through those houses,"...

2006-04-24 19:13:04

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Coal-burning power plants spend millions disposing of fly ash, a fine powder loaded with mercury, lead and other toxic chemicals. An estimated 70 million tons of the byproduct is produced in the U.S. each year, and most of it is buried in specially designed ponds and landfills. Henry Liu, a retired civil engineering professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, has a solution to the quandary of fly ash disposal. He wants to bring it into your homes and offices -...

Latest Brick Reference Libraries

2010-09-08 11:08:26

Firmware is a term commonly used to represent the small fixed programs and data structures that internally control various electronic devices. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology defines firmware as "The combination of a hardware device and computer instructions and data that reside as read-only software on that device." Typical examples of devices containing firmware range from products such as remote controls or...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'