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2010-07-20 14:29:00

LOS ANGELES, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- THIS TV, the free broadcast movie network from MGM Studios and Weigel Broadcasting, will honor "The Boss" of baseball, the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, with a special programming lineup on Saturday, July 24. Kicking off at 7:00 pm ET the tribute will include "The Pride of the Yankees," the Academy Award® winning film starring Gary Cooper followed by four back-to-back episodes of the 1960 television series "Home Run...

2010-07-12 23:23:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Baseball's biggest moment, the home run, was on grand display tonight at Angel Stadium of Anaheim during the 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby as David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox captured the long ball crown, and helped State Farm and Major League Baseball (MLB) raise $573,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). "The 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby was a tremendous success for fans, participants, and State Farm agents and employees," said...

2010-06-17 07:45:00

LANCASTER, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With two weeks left, there is still time to donate! Representative Scott Boyd will dye his hair pink when $10,000 is raised to support the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) through the Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby. To take Representative Boyd up on his challenge and donate to see his hair turn pink, visit www.ScottBoydsPinkHair.com. "If we can raise $10,000 for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, I will dye my...

2010-06-16 13:56:00

ATLANTA, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Gold Medalist (Swimming) Special Olympics Athlete, Erin Hoffman, may not have won a prize with her adopted rubber duck in the 2009 Duck Derby, but that's not going to stop her from trying again. "Yes! The prizes are great but more importantly, the Duck Derby allows thousands of athletes to participate all year round in sports competition," said Erin. "It also gets many people to become involved with Special Olympics and get a better...

2010-05-03 05:30:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- GREY GOOSE, the "World's Best Tasting Vodka," joined forces with renowned couture milliner, Ellen Christine, to create a one-of- a-kind hat worn exclusively at the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Actress and model Rebecca Romijn lent support by donning the custom designed hat at the WHAT: prestigious race. Both Romijn and the designer have signed the exclusive...

2010-04-30 10:00:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ram Truck Brand announces sponsorship with the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs Ram Truck logo and vehicle displays to be present in and around Churchill Downs Thoroughbred horses meet horsepower as the Ram Truck Brand makes a grand entrance on the track and in the winner's circle for the 136th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. From the Ram Truck logo placement on jockeys' pant legs to work trucks in and around the track, the Ram Truck...

2010-04-23 06:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Chester Santos, the 2008 USA National Memory Champion, has memorized all Kentucky Derby results since its inception in 1875, including the winning horses and jockeys and their winning times to the hundredths of a second (e.g. 2:37.75). Santos, a San Francisco resident, will display this unparalleled knowledge of the Kentucky Derby in a demonstration to be held at the San Francisco Tennis Club on Saturday May 1st, 2010 at 12pm. Given any year between...

2010-04-22 11:00:00

MIAMI, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- GREY GOOSE®, the "World's Best Tasting Vodka," joins forces with renowned couture milliner, Ellen Christine, to create a one-of-a-kind hat to be worn exclusively at the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 1st at Churchill Downs. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/greygoose/43652/ Actress and model Rebecca Romijn will lend support by donning the...

2010-04-20 10:00:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- If you haven't already made your Lexington hotel reservation for the Kentucky Derby, now is your chance to take advantage of special event rates as low as $269 per night. The Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa is located only an hour from Churchill Downs and boasts easy access to I-64. The Lexington hotel is also situated on over 220 picturesque acres, making it the perfect escape for horse-aficionados and enthusiasts to get away and enjoy...

2010-04-12 09:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodford Reserve bourbon will celebrate the glamour and glitz of the Kentucky Derby® with the Ultimate Kentucky Derby Luxury: the world's most exclusive mint julep cup. The Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup Experience will feature a collection of 73 silver cups designed by Tiffany & Co. exclusively for Woodford Reserve. Proceeds from the cups will benefit The Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes & Obesity Center....


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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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  • 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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