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2011-02-22 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23: POLIO INOCULATIONS Profile America -- Wednesday, February 23rd. On this date in 1954, children at the Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania took part in a vital medical test. The youngsters were inoculated against polio -- a scourge that had crippled many...

2011-01-26 04:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University, a Bridgepoint Education academic institution, showed its support of the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces by sponsoring a baby shower for dozens of expectant mothers with ties to the military. Held Tuesday, Jan. 25, the event reiterated Ashford's ongoing commitment to honoring servicemembers and their families. "Ashford University is always eager to support the men and women of the military," said Dr. Elizabeth...

2011-01-25 08:00:00

Farmers Insurance Open and PGA TOUR Host the Event TORREY PINES, LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-six expectant military moms are receiving the baby shower they deserve at the PGA TOUR's Farmers Insurance Open hosted at legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course, courtesy of nonprofit partners March of Dimes and Operation Shower. The moms-to-be are receiving gift boxes filled with baby supplies, clothing, toys, books and much, much more courtesy of Kmart, Ashford...

2011-01-18 23:01:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six-year-old Lauren Fleming of Marvin, N.C., who spent the first 5 months of life struggling to survive in a hospital newborn intensive care unit (NICU), today was named the March of Dimes 2011 National Ambassador. Lauren's parents, Nikki and Densel, never imagined that their first child would be born 3 1/2 months early and weighing only 2 pounds, 1 ounce. They watched and waited while Lauren was treated in the NICU at Levine...

2011-01-12 12:45:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Searching for an affordable Valentine's escape? The first three months of the year are the best time of year for travel discounts and deals in Asheville and the North Carolina mountains. And it's just in time to a road trip with your Valentine! Plus, the holiday crowds are gone, making this the perfect time for a peaceful, romantic escape. Here are the Top 10 Affordable Asheville Valentine Outings, according to www.RomanticAsheville.com...

2011-01-06 15:53:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some of Chicago's best-known professional athletes will take center stage to receive honors at the 23rd Annual Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards presented by Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning to benefit the March of Dimes. The dinner, which is also presented by Navistar, will be held on Monday, February 14th, 5 - 9 p.m. at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The emcee is Chicago radio legend and personality Steve...

2011-01-04 06:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If updating your wardrobe isn't one of your New Year's resolutions, it should be. Men's Wearhouse today announced the findings of its inaugural nationwide Well-Dressed Men Survey, revealing the often-underestimated importance of how a man's wardrobe can dramatically impact his self-confidence, career, and love life. According to the study conducted by Kelton Research, not only are well-dressed men viewed as sexier, smarter, more successful, and more...

2010-12-22 09:14:00

EUREKA, Utah, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Consolidated Mining Co. (Pink Sheets: CFCM) has arranged a non-brokered private placement for up to eight hundred thousand shares of the company at a price of 25 cents per share for total cash proceeds of up to two hundred thousand. Chief Consolidated Mining Co. is also pleased to welcome John Percival to the Advisory Board and David Greenway to the Board of Directors and looks forward to working with them in the future. John Percival,...

2010-11-17 07:30:00

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A weird, wide-eyed wonder has earned top prize in the 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®, the world's foremost forum for showcasing microscope photos and movies of life science subjects. Dr. Igor Siwanowicz of the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology in Munich, Germany captured the image, which showcases the bug-eyed splendor of a Daddy Longlegs, also known as a Harvestman or Phalangium opilio. The photo...

2010-11-11 12:49:00

Award presented at annual gala chaired by Morgan Freeman and sponsored by Bank of America WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for the National Archives presented its seventh annual Records of Achievement Award to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. The tribute was presented Tuesday night at the Foundation's annual Gala, which was chaired by actor Morgan Freeman. The lead sponsor of the event was Bank of America. (Photo:...


Word of the Day
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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