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2008-12-04 07:05:00

NFL Player Launches Innovative Program to Reach At-Risk Youth TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NFL all-pro linebacker Cato June (#59), Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the June Family Foundation, Inc. (JFF) recently launched 59 Academy(R), a community laboratory, designed to expose at-risk youth to lucrative career opportunities in the multi-billion dollar sports-business industry. The Academy has a goal of cultivating next generation sports industry entrepreneurs and executives....

2008-10-20 18:00:30

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced an educational panel discussion that will highlight the roles that political corruption, special interest groups and government regulation have had in creating America's financial crisis. The panel will be free of charge and open to the press and the public. Date: Thursday, October 23 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Location: The National Press Club's Zenger Room...

2008-09-26 12:00:13

Osteotech, a provider of biologic solutions for regenerative medicine, has appointed Cato Laurencin to its board of directors. Dr Laurencin will serve on both the audit and the compensation committees of the board of directors. Since August 2008, Dr Laurencin has been the vice president for health affairs and the Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Connecticut. Kenneth Fallon, III, chairman of the board of directors at Osteotech, said: "We are excited about the addition...

2008-07-12 03:00:16

By Annie Calovich, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 12--city officials look happy Water usage Thursday was down, city says After three days of a weeklong restriction on lawn watering in Wichita and six surrounding communities, Wichita officials say people are cooperating and no lawns are dying. City officials have been trying to keep water usage under 70 million gallons a day after an equipment failure at the city water treatment plant. On Thursday, 56.5 million gallons were used....

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2006-07-28 08:35:00

WASHINGTON -- Coal-burning utilities are passing the hat for one of the few remaining scientists skeptical of the global warming harm caused by industries that burn fossil fuels. Pat Michaels - Virginia's state climatologist, a University of Virginia professor and senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute - told Western business leaders last year that he was running out of money for his analyses of other scientists' global warming research. So last week, a Colorado utility organized a...

2006-07-27 19:25:28

By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Colorado electricity cooperative is urging other power groups to support global warming skeptics and has donated $100,000 to a climatologist who has labeled some of his colleagues "alarmists." The Intermountain Rural Electric Association's general manager wrote in a letter to other energy cooperatives that it also helped raise contributions from others for Dr. Patrick Michaels, a climatologist at the University of Virginia and a fellow at...

2006-06-15 13:30:09

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that evidence could be used even when the police entered a suspect's home illegally by failing to knock on the door or announce their presence. By a 5-4 vote, splitting along conservative-liberal lines, the high court ruled that a police violation of the so-called knock-and-announce rule does not require that the evidence seized during the search be thrown out. The court's newest member,...

2005-12-19 15:26:15

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. newspapers said on Monday they would stop publishing articles by a conservative commentator who was paid by a criminally indicted lobbyist to write pieces favorable to his clients. Peter Ferrara has admitted taking payments from Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, a key figure in a growing probe into payments to members of Congress who has already been indicted for fraud in the purchase of a casino cruise line in Florida. The...

2005-08-14 17:33:52

By Caren Bohan CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - Social Security, the New Deal-era program credited with keeping millions of elderly people out of poverty, turned 70 on Sunday with Americans rallying around it and President George W. Bush as determined as ever to give it a makeover. The debate over the future of the program, created by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, has quieted down recently after Bush made it the centerpiece of his domestic agenda earlier this year. Many...

2004-11-29 15:00:10

U.S. analysts Monday said Bush administration proposals to send astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars should be put on the budget chopping block. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's fiscal 2005 budget gives it wide latitude to direct money toward Bush's new space vision but Alice Rivlin, former White House budget director under President Clinton, and Bill Niskanen, chairman of the Cato Institute, both told a Brookings Institute forum on domestic policy in the second...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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