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2010-02-03 06:00:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Once again, Burlington Coat Factory reached another milestone by raising more than $2 million to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) research and patient services programs. The company is the top fundraising partner of LLS's Light The Night® Walk. "We are extremely proud of our strong commitment to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society," notes Tom Kingsbury, President & Chief Executive Officer at Burlington...

2009-12-07 10:54:00

Etiquette experts offer last-minute gift ideas to ease holiday stress BURLINGTON, Vt., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With time short and budgets shrinking, wrapping up last-minute gift shopping can feel overwhelming. Thought you were finished with your holiday shopping? What about your child's teachers, the neighbor who drives your daughter to school all winter, the mailman and the dog walker? And you'll need a gift for the host of the party you're attending on Saturday. Are they on...

2009-10-30 12:58:00

SAN DIEGO and QUERETARO, Mexico, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-eight students at Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) in Queretaro, Mexico, completed a pilot program in architectural studies with NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) in San Diego. The program at UVM launches an effort to share NSAD's faculty expertise and curriculum best practices with students worldwide. NSAD and UVM are both members of the Laureate International Universities network. Faculty from NSAD led...

2009-07-22 07:15:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Carefx Corporation today announced the successful deployment of its Fusionfx solution at Fletcher Allen Health Care, a nationally recognized academic medical center that provides advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York. Over 2,000 physicians, nurses and other clinical staff are embracing Fusionfx, Carefx's clinical workflow solution, to access relevant patient information from multiple information...

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2009-06-14 21:18:47

More than 75,000 people attended this weekend's Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., USA Today reported Sunday. Among those who performed were Al Green, the Beastie Boys, Nas, Phish, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy and Flavor Flav. The lineup also included Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer All Stars, Bruce Springsteen, Merle Haggard, MGMT and Okkervil River. The 8th annual festival began last Thursday and ended Sunday.

2009-05-24 15:04:59

Fans of Phish say the U.S. band, which sold out its reunion tour this summer in minutes, is a rare fan-friendly force in the music industry. Jim Raras of Chelmsford, Mass., said unlike some performers and bands, Phish makes a concerted effort to connect with the band's fans and honor their varying perspectives, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. They aren't just some disassociated rock stars, Raras said of the Hoist band. They are humble enough to realize that (the fandom) surrounding them is...

2009-05-22 08:00:00

5th Annual Thunder on the River Festival for Area Motorcycle Enthusiasts BURLINGTON, N.J., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Burlington City riverfront will again be the site of Burlington Bike Night, an evening of entertainment and fellowship enjoyed by area motorcycle enthusiasts. The event, sponsored by the Greater Burlington Chamber of Commerce and the Burlington City FOP lodge, features a mellow atmosphere for anyone who rides or appreciates motorcycles. Over 4,000 motorcycles and 8,000...

2009-04-15 10:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract modification valued at approximately $28 million from U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command (TACOM), Rock Island, Ill., to produce M2HB machine guns. This option modifies a contract originally awarded in 2007, bringing the total value to date to more than $100 million. Deliveries from this award are expected to begin in...

2009-04-10 13:44:46

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Simplicity play yards due to fall and entrapment hazards. The Travel Tender Play Yards include rails that can collapse without warning, creating a hazard for children, the Commission said. About 25,000 of the portable play yards were imported from China by Simplicity, Inc. and SFCA, Inc. of Reading, Pa., and were sold nationwide from March 2005 through January 2009 for about $100. The play yards were sold with various...

2009-01-05 13:09:19

Free speech on the ski slopes is being put to the test in Vermont because of a new breed of racy snowboard designs, observers say. The Playboy snowboards sold at a local ski shop in Burlington, Vt., featuring naked women are drawing protests from parents and others, such as the Girl Scout Council of Vermont, which is considering taking its concerns to state lawmakers, The Boston Globe reported Monday. When you really think about it, it's a young man standing on top of a naked woman's body,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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