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2011-03-17 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, MARCH 18: AMELIA EARHART Profile America -- Friday, March 18th, noting Women's History Month. Amelia Earhart took off for the first solo crossing of the Atlantic by a woman on May 20, 1932 -- five years to the day after Charles Lindbergh's historic crossing. At the time, there were some...

2010-01-21 13:55:00

Bernard Piccard is hoping to raise awareness about the potential for renewable energy by flying a solar-powered aircraft around the world. At the recent World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, Piccard told AFP that he wants to "fly day and night to show that, with renewable energies, you can have unlimited duration of flight, no restriction." Piccard held a booth at the summit to promote his venture. Piccard, a 51-year-old Swiss psychiatrist, plans to fly his unique "Solar Impulse"...

2009-10-27 05:55:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in outsourced internet infrastructure services for the enterprise, today announced that it has been chosen as the winner of the 2009 Spirit of Technology Award by the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA) and RubinBrown LLP. The award is given each year to a company in recognition of its commitment to both technology and the St. Louis region. (Logo:...

2009-04-28 13:39:00

LONDON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The global aviation industry must rely on technological advances to address three of its most pressing challenges -- the worldwide economy, the environment and global air transportation system modernization -- AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey told the audience at the Royal Aeronautical Society's Lindbergh Lecture Tuesday. The industry should tap into the innovative strength shown by early pioneers to address the trials we face today and will...

2008-09-08 03:00:16

By Lewis, Connie Airfares are on the rise at major airports nationwide, but if it's any comfort, they've remained flat in San Diego. The average domestic fare from Lindbergh Field was $296 in the first quarter, up a couple bucks from the year-ago quarter, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation in late July. One-way fares for flights originating at 100 of the country's major airports averaged $332, an increase of 4.4 percent in the first three months of 2008 the...

2005-07-03 11:02:42

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) -- American adventurers Steve Fossett and Mark Rebholz took off Saturday in an attempt to retrace a record-setting flight across the Atlantic made 86 years earlier. Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo trans-Atlantic flight in 1927, traveling nonstop from the United States to France. But eight years before that, the team of John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown became the first ever to fly the ocean in a flight from Newfoundland to Ireland. Millionaire...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.