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2011-07-21 09:00:00

AKRON, Ohio, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday evening, more than 500 soap box derby champions and their guests will get a special treat: a private screening of "25 Hill," hosted by the movie's writer and director Corbin Bernsen. Bernsen also stars in the soap box derby-themed film, which had its world premiere at the historic Akron Civic Theatre on July 9. The racers, who represent 43 states and seven countries, are in town for the 74th running of the All-American Soap Box Derby at...

2011-07-11 23:42:00

PHOENIX, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baseball's biggest sluggers went to bat for charities tonight and helped State Farm and Major League Baseball raise $603,000 during the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby at Chase Field. Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees knocked off Adrian Gonzalez of the Boston Red Sox and captured the long ball crown by belting 12 home runs during the Championship Round. With Derby champion Cano leading the way, the eight participating MLB hitters clubbed 95...

2011-07-11 14:00:00

PHOENIX, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- State Farm and Major League Baseball's (MLB) biggest hitters will swing for the fences for kids from Phoenix Area Boys & Girls Clubs (BGCA) during the 2011 State Farm® Home Run® Derby on Monday, July 11, at Chase Field. Eight local youths will line up with Home Run Derby captains David Ortiz, Prince Fielder and their teammates and take their shot at winning $50,000 from State Farm to help their local club get...

2011-07-07 11:44:00

ST. LOUIS, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., Gold Sport Collectibles and Major League Baseball Properties® today unveiled the new, special edition "gold ball" for the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby in Phoenix, Monday, July 11 at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET live on ESPN. The authentic baseball, featuring one leather panel infused with actual 24-karat gold leather crafted by Rawlings and Gold Sport Collectibles, will be thrown to each Derby...

2011-06-29 08:00:00

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phantom Fireworks President Bruce J. Zoldan, a member of horse racing's Team Valor, has already seen plenty of fireworks this season when Team Valor's Animal Kingdom won the roses at the Kentucky Derby in May, and that was long before Mr. Zoldan's Phantom Fireworks, the nation's largest chain of retail consumer fireworks showrooms, hit the peak of the fireworks selling season this week. Mr. Zoldan, a Team Valor member since 2000, saw his...

2011-05-10 11:00:00

Reserved Seats for All Action Sports are On Sale Now and Include Free Fair Admission COSTA MESA, Calif., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2011 OC Fair (July 15-August 14) will be amped up this summer with its action-packed lineup in the Action Sports Arena. The 23-day lineup features something for all types of adrenaline junkies, including motorcycle racing and jumping, kart racing, bull riding, rodeo, canine agility demonstrations, mixed martial arts, BMX, skateboarding, a pogo...

2011-05-09 06:00:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GREY GOOSE, the "World's Best Tasting Vodka" and Paula Patton, actress, producer and star of the new romantic comedy, Jumping the Broom, and upcoming action film Mission: WHO: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110509/NY97766-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110509/NY97766-b) (Photo:...

2011-05-04 18:50:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Kinkade, America's most collected and celebrated artist, and Melissa Biggs, Baywatch star and Sports Illustrated Spokesmodel, will attend the Kentucky Derby from May 6th-8th as "Official Celebrities of the 2011 Julep Ball," to support the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and promote their new TV series "The Light of Africa," a new lifestyle program being filmed in Africa later this spring. The Julep Ball is the signature Kentucky Derby...

2011-05-04 11:59:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GREY GOOSE® Vodka joins forces with renowned milliner Louise Green to create a one-of-a-kind hat to be worn on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Churchill Downs. This year will mark the seventh consecutive year of the brand's tradition at the famous race. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110504/NY93587 ) Actress and producer Paula Patton will don the custom creation at this year's event. Recently named one of People...

2011-05-01 00:09:03

MitoAction announces the second annual Sandra K. Russell Derby Day Benefit for Mito, a Derby Day fundraiser to support those who are battling mitochondrial disease. The benefit will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Up to four hundred guests will celebrate and watch the Kentucky Derby Race and enjoy delicious food, drinks, music, contests, fabulous auction items, and prizes. (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 The event is held in memory of Sandra K....


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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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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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