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2011-04-05 12:34:00

MIAMI, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Accountability Project, a political committee headed by community activist Vanessa Brito, has launched a public education campaign aimed at exposing the truth about Miami-Dade County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez, who is running for Miami-Dade mayor. The campaign includes a 60-second radio spot running on Spanish-language radio stations in Miami, and a website www.gimenez-truth.com containing background information about Gimenez's record. "On March...

2008-07-30 09:01:09

By Chloe Morrison, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul. 30--Although some school systems in the region did not make "adequate yearly progress" this year, a state report shows that graduation rates in Northwest Georgia are on the rise. The Georgia Department of Education announced adequate yearly progress (AYP) results last week, revealing which schools in the area met federal No Child Left Behind standards. For high schools, graduation rates are one of the measures of success under...

2008-07-02 09:00:16

Comcast/South Florida announced today that Comcast Digital Voice(R) (CDV) customers now have access to 4 new, inexpensive international calling plans. "We've worked diligently to negotiate low rates, so our CDV customers can save money when calling Mexico, Latin America, Asia and Western Europe. We realize this is an important service for this area, since South Florida is such a melting pot of nationalities from all over the world," said Comcast's Regional Senior Vice President for South...

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2007-06-25 07:26:23

The Knight Anole, Anolis equestris, is a species of lizard in the family Polychrotidae. It is native to Cuba, but has been introduced into the Dade and Broward counties of Florida. Although these lizards are diurnal, after sunning themselves on asphalt, rocks, or sidewalks, they can hunt into the night on occasion. Their diet consists of prey like tarantulas and other anoles. The Knight Anole is the largest of all anoles and grows to a length of 13 to 20 inches including the tail. It is...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.