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2010-03-24 12:10:00

Second Show Added! Also on Sale in the Action Sports Arena: Orange Crush Demolition Derby and Motorhome Madness Demolition Derby - July 24 & 25 On Sale in The Hangar: Journey Unauthorized & "Led Zeppelin Live" featuring Heartbreaker - July 30 & 31 Tickets on Sale Saturday, March 27, at 10 a.m. COSTA MESA, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- By popular demand, "Weird Al" Yankovic will perform a second show on Saturday, August 14, as part of the Summer Concert Series at Pacific...

2010-02-12 13:40:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For just 48 hours beginning February 16, fans of the "most exciting two minutes in sports" can get a great deal on Hyatt Regency Louisville's "Race For the Roses" package from April 29 - May 1, 2010. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100212/AQ54322) For just $699 per night, guests can enjoy luxurious accommodations for three nights at Hyatt Regency Louisville during the Kentucky Derby. But hurry, this special price is only available...

2009-11-04 02:01:00

DERBY, England, November 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet and PC security specialist Prevx today launched a free security program designed to protect websites and internet users from the risks of online fraud without impacting the user experience. Banking, government, and e-commerce sites can now sign up to the Prevx SafeOnline Business Partner Program and receive free protection against malware that compromises their customers' confidential account numbers or passwords. This unique program...

2009-09-29 13:21:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- FOX Searchlight's upcoming feature film, WHIP IT (Oct. 2 national release), stars such luminaries as Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig and Juliette Lewis but the real star of the film is the sport of roller derby. The L.A. Derby Dolls (derbydolls.com/la), Southern California's premiere all-female, banked track roller derby league, are proud to represent the sport and its spirit of being your own hero with its participation in the film....

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2009-08-26 10:05:47

Mine That Bird, the long-shot winner of the Kentucky Derby, won't run in this weekend's Travers Stakes to allow more recovery time from a recent surgery. Mine That Bird had throat surgery Aug. 18 and, while the procedure was considered successful and the horse had a workout Tuesday, trainer Chip Woolley said the decision was made to err on the side of caution. We've decided to "¦ pass this race up and aim down the road to the Breeders' Cup, Woolley said. There's one little spot...

2009-07-14 00:00:00

ST. LOUIS, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering extra innings of life's big moments to fans and participants, the State Farm Home Run Derby hit for the home run cycle, providing compelling, exciting action for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Derby Champ Prince Fielder. "With special acknowledgement to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the 2009 State Farm Home Run Derby was a huge success for fans, participants, and State Farm agents and employees," said Mark Gibson, Assistant...

2009-07-13 14:10:00

ST. LOUIS July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight members from St. Louis area Boys & Girls Clubs will experience a once-in-a-lifetime moment as they take to the field with eight of the biggest sluggers in Major League Baseball during the 2009 State Farm Home Run Derby on Monday, July 13 at Busch Stadium for a chance to win $50,000 for a teen center at their local Club. The State Farm Home Run Derby will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio in the United States...

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2009-07-10 22:21:18

Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer joined the 2009 All-Star Home Run Derby contest when he was invited Friday by Major League Baseball. The American League's leading hitter with a .388 batting average -- and the 2006 AL batting champion -- came off the disabled list May 1 after beginning the season with a back injury. Maurer was the franchise's first player ever with 11 home runs and 30-plus RBI in a month when he returned and has surpassed his single season output with 15 homers. I just think it's...

2009-07-01 14:32:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering one of life's big moments, the State Farm(R) "Call Your Shot. Aim For The Arch" sweepstakes will bring winner Mark Weinberger to St. Louis for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to call a historic home run shot for St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols. "State Farm is all about being there for life's big moments," said Mark Gibson, Assistant Vice President of Advertising for State Farm. "Giving Mr. Weinberger a chance to hit the field...

2009-06-16 20:53:29

Her mother says it wasn't what she was fishing for, but Tegan Humphrey, 6, won the Homer (Alaska) Jackpot Halibut Derby with a 138.8-pound catch. Since Tegan, of Palmer, Alaska, only weighs 40 pounds, her father, Charles, helped get the fish out of the Pacific Ocean and onto the charter boat Sunday, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Charter Capt. Rob Hyslip ended up shooting the fish so they could bring in it. But Tegan said she was fishing for a mermaid, her mother Courtney told the paper....


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Derby's Woolly Opossum, Caluromys derbianus
2012-07-10 14:20:57

Derby's woolly opossum (Caluromys derbianus), also known as the Central American woolly opossum, can be found in Central America. Its range includes Colombia, Belize, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Although its range extends across many areas, it is not widely distributed.  It prefers habitats in lowland and highland rain forests at altitudes of up to 8,500 feet. Derby’s woolly opossum can weigh between 7.1 and 14 ounces, with the prehensile...

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