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2009-08-20 12:56:26

Two street musicians who played the same two songs endlessly in a Birmingham neighborhood have been banned from begging in England and Wales. A two-year anti-social behavior order was imposed on James Ryan and Andrew Stevens, The Daily Telegraph reported. The buskers -- as street musicians are known in Britain -- drove residents of the Moseley area crazy with endless repetitions of Faith by George Michael and Wonderwall by Oasis. Matt Williams, a former Moseley resident, said the pair would...

2009-08-11 06:52:47

A 92-year old Holocaust survivor who lived on the streets of New York bequeathed $150,000 to Jerusalem's Hebrew University, the university Web site said. Yefet Ozery of the university's Development and Public Relations department received a check from the woman's executor last week, the site said. The woman had never visited Israel. The executor told Ozery he and his wife had looked after the homeless woman for a number of years, had helped her receive public housing and assisted her in...

2009-08-10 17:36:40

Homeless people are more likely than others to arrive at a U.S. hospital by ambulance and more than twice as likely to be uninsured, researchers said. West Virginia University doctors analyzed 500,000 emergency room visits by homeless people and found one-third of homeless patients arrived by ambulance -- at an estimated cost of almost $67 million. The study, published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, found that the homeless were more likely to receive more than two...

2009-08-07 14:00:00

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first national study of homeless people's use of emergency rooms finds that homeless patients are more likely to arrive at the hospital by ambulance and more than twice as likely to be uninsured. One-third of homeless patients arrived by ambulance -- at an estimated cost of almost $67 million, according to the researchers. Analyzing almost half a million emergency room visits by homeless people, West Virginia University doctors also...

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2009-07-28 23:40:00

Seven percent of U.S. fifth-graders and their families have experienced homelessness -- 11 percent for blacks -- and it takes a toll, researchers say. The multisite study by researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles and the Rand Corp. also found that children who had experienced homelessness at some point during their lives were significantly more likely to have an emotional, behavioral or developmental problem. They were more likely to have witnessed serious violence with a...

2009-07-28 11:05:01

A new multisite study by UCLA and RAND Corp. researchers and colleagues has found that 7 percent of fifth-graders and their families have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives and that the occurrence is even higher "” 11 percent "” for African American children and those from the poorest households. The study also found that children who had experienced homelessness at some point during their lives were significantly more likely to have an emotional,...

2009-06-18 15:32:00

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Scotsman Rob Calder, a 32 year old bagpiper from Edinburgh, is piping his way across the United States for charity. Calder will spend six weeks "busking" -- playing his bagpipes for tips in public -- from coast to coast, rain or shine, relying on the kindness of locals and people of Scots descent to host him along the way. He will also offer a piping performance for room and board or a charitable donation. (Photo:...

2009-06-18 12:17:00

Secretary Donovan Elected New Chair of the Council HUD and VA announce $75 million for HUD-VASH program to provide rental housing and support for homeless veterans WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) met today for the first time under the Obama Administration. U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki chaired the meeting, at which U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan was elected...

2009-06-10 12:36:00

Dwelling Place, Inc. Project Is Helping Revitalize Downtown Grand Rapids CHICAGO, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Michigan housing development focused on the needs of homeless residents with disabilities, including homeless veterans, has won top honors for its unique design and its impact on the community in which it was built. The Washington, D.C.-based Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition is awarding Verne Barry Place the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award for...

2009-06-04 15:11:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Venture Partners is proud to announce the four finalists for its Social Entrepreneur's Cup awards. The Social Entrepreneur's Cup is a competition to find Minnesota's most innovative and effective social entrepreneurs. The four finalists compete for recognition and cash awards as part of the Engaged Philanthropy Conference that takes place on Thursday, June 18 at the Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis. The Social Entrepreneur's Cup was created to seek...


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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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