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2011-02-01 06:40:00

GREENEVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The new direct-to-consumer boating accessory company Direct Buy Marine has announced its Board of Directors. Direct Buy Marine is unique in that it offers boating accessories below wholesale prices with an innovative sourcing and logistics strategy that increases environmental sustainability. Based in Greeneville, Tenn., Direct Buy Marine was started by veteran businesspeople who found the cost of accessories necessary for legal and safe...

2010-04-13 09:15:00

The area burned by fire each year is expected to double "“ or even triple "“ if temperatures increase by about 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit (2 C) in our region, according to University of Washington and USDA Forest Service research. Such temperature increases could occur in as little as 40 years, according to projections from the UW's Climate Impacts Group. "I'm not a doom-and-gloom kind of guy but this is a great concern," said Dave Peterson, a UW professor of forest resources and a...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'