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2011-08-03 10:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After reading hundreds of suggestions from children across Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett have chosen names for their two new Airedale Terrier puppies: "Penny" and "Harry." The female pup's name is short for Pennsylvania, and the male pup's name is short for Harrisburg. "Our new puppies arrived last week and they've already taken over the Residence. They are so lively and fun," said Susan Corbett....

2011-07-11 14:04:00

DES MOINES, Iowa and NEW YORK, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Better Homes and Gardens announced today that First Lady Michelle Obama will be the cover subject for its August issue, as well as the focus of a feature article on healthy eating for children. The August issue is available on newsstands beginning July 19, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090810/CG58830LOGO) Reaching close to 40 million readers every month, Better Homes and Gardens is the largest-selling...

2011-06-15 16:52:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) today announced that its cable brands MTV and BET Networks will engage their news, social media, international, and targeted show franchises to chronicle First Lady Michelle Obama's trip to South Africa and Botswana to engage and empower young people in the U.S. and abroad. First Lady Michelle Obama and her family will travel to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana during an official...

2011-05-18 08:00:00

Coast-to-Coast Activities Part of National Park Trust's Inaugural Park Play-InProgram Compliments First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Outside Initiative WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a nation we have a special day to take our children to work. Now, with the help of National Park Trust (NPT), children will be treated to a weekend experience -National Kids to Parks Day (NK2PD) on May 21st - a nationwide park play-in to promote healthy lifestyles and foster an...

2011-04-12 09:00:00

MALVERN, Pa., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While they may be young, they already know much more than their peers, especially about former First Lady Barbara Bush. In a novel partnership between the Malvern School--a private pre-school with 20 locations in PA and NJ--and the First Lady's 1990's radio show called Mrs. Bush's Story Time, students listened to classic children's books read to them by Mrs. Bush. Then, they participated in day-long events at their schools with lesson plans...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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