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2011-09-06 07:00:00

Located at the John C. Stennis Space Center, the new office is intended to help Marstel-Day expand its trademark environmental consulting services by focusing on ecology, ecosystem services, and ecosystem markets within the Southeastern and Gulf Coast regions of the U.S. Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) September 06, 2011 Rebecca Rubin, president of the innovative environmental and conservation consulting firm, Marstel-Day, LLC, announced today that the company has established an office in the...

2010-04-12 15:15:42

NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., has awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to M&D Mechanical Contractors, Inc. of Decator, Ala., to provide general construction services at the center. The contract value is not to exceed $25 million. The contract is for five years, with no option periods. Specific projects will be defined by individual task order. General construction activities performed under this contract will include maintenance, repair,...

2010-03-26 06:30:00

NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., has awarded a contract to A2 Research, JV, of Huntsville, Ala., to provide technical laboratory services at the center. The firm, fixed-priced contract is valued at $26 million. It includes a one year base contract period plus a one-year option and one three-year option period. Highly specialized laboratory services by A2 Research, JV, include gas, materials and environmental laboratory analysis; maintenance of measurement standards and...

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By David Menconi, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 11--Even today, PL loves "Sesame Street," and we remember "One of These Things Is Not Like the Others" and because of the whole odd couples thing we've got going on this issue, that song keeps running through our heads. But since we associate that tune with Cookie Monster, well, that's not such a bad thing. Anyway, here are some pop culture alliances we wouldn't have imagined. There are more on pages 14-15. Neil Young and...

2008-07-05 21:00:01

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Jesse Helms will probably be remembered as one of the leading figures in the rise of the Republican Party in the South _ a person who helped move conservative Democrats to the GOP, according to historians and political experts who watched his career. To some, Helms is a figure out of the old cotton South _ a figure like South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond or Alabama Gov. George Wallace _ best known for eliciting rebel yells for his unstinting opposition to the civil rights...

2008-07-05 09:00:03

By STEVEN A HOLMES By Steven A. Holmes The New York Times Jesse Helms, the former North Carolina senator with the courtly manner and mossy drawl who turned his hard-edged conservatism against civil rights, gay rights, foreign aid and modern art, died early Friday. He was 86. Helms' former chief of staff, James W.C. Broughton, said the senator died at the Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh, where he had lived for the last several years. Helms had been in "a period of declining...

2008-07-05 06:00:03

By Rob Christensen, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 5--Former U.S. Sen. Jesse A. Helms, the son of a Monroe police chief who rose to national prominence to become one of the lions of the American right, died Friday. He was 86. During a career that spanned more than a half-century as a reporter, congressional aide, banking lobbyist, city council member, hard-hitting television commentator and finally senator, Helms helped define what it means to be a conservative. Helms,...

2008-07-05 00:00:03

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Former U.S. Sen. Jesse A. Helms, the son of a Monroe, N.C., police chief who rose to national prominence to become one of the leading lions of the American right, died Friday. He was 86. During a career that spanned more than a half-century as a reporter, congressional aide, bankers lobbyist, city councilman, hard-hitting television commentator and finally U.S. senator from North Carolina, Helms helped define what it means to be a conservative. Helms, the five-term senator...

2008-07-05 00:00:03

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Jesse Helms was arguably the most influential North Carolina politician of the 20th century. North Carolina was a one-party state when Helms was growing up, and he helped transform it by making it acceptable for conservative Democrats to vote Republican _ hence the nickname of "Jessecrats" for Helms backers. But more than that, Helms changed American history. Helms and his political organization rescued Ronald Reagan's political career during the 1976 North Carolina...

2008-07-04 21:00:03

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Sen. Elizabeth Dole, traveling between a series of Fourth of July parades and other events in her reelection campaign, said Friday morning that she had called the sergeant-at-arms in Washington, where flags have been lowered to half-mast in honor of Helms. Dole also said she spoke with Helms' widow, Dorothy, his wife of 65 years. "You know, we go back to the days when we were Senate wives together," said Dole, whose husband Bob served in the Senate with Helms for many years...


Word of the Day
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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