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2010-06-02 09:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced that Senior Vice President and General Counsel James B. Comey will leave the corporation to take a position with Bridgewater Associates, LP. Comey, 49, has served as Senior VP and General Counsel since September 2005. "Jim Comey is a terrific full-spectrum leader who has brought great value to our company. While we are disappointed by his departure, we understand his desire to join another company...

2010-05-10 12:00:00

CHICAGO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The congressional campaign for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (Democrat) and seven other campaigns have signed on with Visible Vote, a first-of-its-kind software application. These campaigns have committed to being transparent and accountable to their constituents and to maintaining a constant-touch relationship with them. Visible Vote has more than 100,000 users in the United States and will allow campaigns or legislative officials to talk about their voting...

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2010-03-30 06:29:08

Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has announced his plans to introduce legislation to ensure electronic privacy, telling a Congressional subcommittee that current wiretap and video-surveillance laws to not do enough to protect individuals. Specter's call to action comes on the heels of a lawsuit, filed by a student of the Lower Merion School District in the Senator's home state, over a high school's attempt to locate 42 missing laptops by activating webcams. The issue is that doing so could...

2010-03-19 12:37:00

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama, yesterday, succeeded in winning the Congressional Hispanic Caucus's endorsement of his health care reform legislation by pledging to push an overwhelmingly unpopular amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens. In this apparent quid pro quo, the president's promise to push amnesty in 2010 came just hours after members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus promised their support for the health care reform bill. The announcement...

2010-03-17 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the usual abundance of nearby farms, local farm products are largely missing from most schools' lunch trays. An emerging "farm to school" movement aims to fix that by matching local farms with local schools, cutting out the middleman, and scaling up students' nutrition. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has been joined by Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and 12 other senators in introducing legislation to expand farm to school links to...

2010-01-21 11:23:00

Leahy, D-Vt., chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on the State Department and Foreign Operations WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following comment was released today by the Office of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy: "I commend Secretary of State Clinton for reaffirming our nation's deep commitment to openness and freedom of expression on the Internet. The Internet has become a vital tool to protect and ensure the rights...

2009-11-24 09:14:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Robert Casey, Jr. and Senator Arlen Specter stood up for the working families of Pennsylvania by voting to break the Republican filibuster and begin formal debate on a solution to the health care problems that torment our state's working people daily. "Senators will now have the opportunity to come up with the best health care law for America. They have a ways to go," Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Bill George said. "The...

2009-11-21 22:14:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement upon the United States Senate's vote tonight to proceed to debate on Affordable Health Care legislation: "Senators Arlen Specter and Bob Casey deserve the thanks of Philadelphians and all Pennsylvanians for casting stand-up, critical votes in the Senate tonight advancing President Obama's historic Affordable Health Care Reform legislation to full debate. The President and the Senate...

2009-11-05 09:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys from Dallas' Rasansky Law Firm are announcing a lawsuit filed in Texas state district court on behalf of the mother of a 2-year-old girl who choked to death at a northeast Dallas day care center one year ago. The lawsuit includes claims that the day care's owners quickly sold the business in order to prevent a report about the child's death from showing up on a state licensing database. According to the lawsuit filed in the 44th District Court in...

2009-09-24 09:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association praised New York Senator Charles Schumer for introducing an amendment to the Senate Finance Committee health care reform bill to enact the Community Choice Act benefiting people with disabilities. The Community Choice Act, if enacted, will give states the option to make home- and community-based services available through their Medicaid programs. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) has been the lead sponsor of the Community...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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