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2009-05-13 12:25:00

New Tourism Campaign Launches at PAstories.com HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell has proclaimed May 14 as "Shoofly Pie Day" in recognition of Pennsylvania's tasty treat, and to help launch the state's new spring and summer tourism promotion: the Peter Arthur Stories. "No dessert is as uniquely 'Pennsylvanian' as a piece of shoofly pie," Governor Rendell said. "We wanted to celebrate this pie, which was made famous by the Pennsylvania Dutch, and...

2009-04-20 13:29:00

LEWISVILLE, N.C., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Muscadine grape skin powder, from Muscadine Naturals, Inc, (http://www.muscadinenaturals.com/), provided significant protection against radiation damage in an independent study conducted on mice. The finding was reported in April of 2009 at the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, in Denver, Colorado. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/CL01715) The results were reported by Dr. Ronald Carsten, who...

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2009-04-17 09:55:00

During the last 540 million years, the earth's oxygen levels have fluctuated wildly. Knowing that the dinosaurs appeared around the time when oxygen levels were at their lowest at 12%, Tomasz Owerkowicz, Ruth Elsey and James Hicks wondered how these monsters coped at such low oxygen levels. But without a ready supply of dinosaurs to test their ideas on, Owerkowicz and Hicks turned to a modern relative: the alligator. 'We knew testing the effects of different oxygen levels would work with...

2009-03-24 12:22:07

University of Florida scientists say they've developed a new muscadine grape cultivar called Delicious that ripens early and is disease-resistant. Professor Dennis Gray, who led the research, said the black fruit features exceptional taste and texture with an edible skin, making it well-suited for fresh fruit consumption and the potential for wine production. The name Delicious was selected based on the comments of vineyard visitors who sampled the fruit. Gray said the berries of Delicious...

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2009-03-24 14:48:49

Study shows economic impact of storm damage, recovery efforts Ice storms and other severe weather can have devastating impacts on agricultural crops, including perennial tree crops. Major ice storms occur at least once a decade, with truly catastrophic "icing events" recorded once or twice a century within a broad belt extending from eastern Texas through New England. Ice storms can result in overwhelming losses to orchards and expensive cleanup for producers. Because the long limbs of pecan...

2009-03-10 12:32:00

LEBANON, Tenn., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Lady Vols recently helped their coach accomplish a feat no coach, male or female, in history ever has -- her 1,000th win. To honor the Lady Vols achievement, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store(R) (Cracker Barrel) has developed an exclusive line of Lady Vols merchandise available only at Cracker Barrel locations in Tennessee. The Lady Vols have a long lineage of success and have proudly represented the state of Tennessee for decades. With...

2009-03-04 07:52:52

The Roman Meal Co. is one of the most recent U.S. firms recalling products with possibly tainted peanut ingredients from the Peanut Corporation of America. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the Tacoma, Wash., company is recalling Roman Meal-brand whole grain and fruit dark chocolate peanut butter snack bars because they might be contaminated with salmonella. Roman Meal officials said the only lot code affected by the recall is Best Before 22JUN09A PCA is under investigation by...

2009-02-20 16:16:00

LEWISVILLE, N.C., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A new product made from a proprietary formula containing Muscadine grape skins and seed powder is expected to provide a potent nutritional weapon in the fight against the nation's number one killer, heart disease. The use of Muscadine grapes and phytonutrients in Muscadine grapes for cardiovascular problems was first reported at international conferences held in Varanesi, India and Singapore in 2006 and 2007 (see www.muscadinenaturals.com for...

2009-02-19 06:50:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says more possibly contaminated peanut products, including snack tray items sold by 1-800-Flowers, are being recalled. The company said it is recalling Torn Ranch- and Martha Stewart-brand snacks containing dry roasted and honey roasted peanuts sold as snack tray products prior to Jan. 28. The nuts were supplied by the Peanut Corp. of America and might be contaminated with salmonella, bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The...

2009-02-18 15:00:45

Caretakers at a Florida park say they are unsure whether a resident female alligator is excited or threatened by the presence of a garbage truck. Sarasota Jungle Gardens keepers said Attitude, a 25-year-old American alligator, lets out a loud bellow whenever she hears a city garbage truck making its twice-weekly pickup at the park but caretakers are unsure whether Attitude is sounding a mating call or warning the truck to keep away as a potential rival, The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune reported...


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2009-03-27 18:08:12

Callinectes sapidus, or more familiarly known as the Blue Crab, is a crustacean inhabiting the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Maryland advertises the species as its State Crustacean and consequently, it is the subject of an extensive fishery there. The Blue Crab is particularly aggressive and complicated to handle safely. It is hostile and known to react at any movement they determine a threat. The western edge of the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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