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Historic Spaceport Building Named for Neil Armstrong

Historic Spaceport Building Named for Neil Armstrong

Bob Granath, NASA's Kennedy Space Center When visitors come to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, iconic facilities such as the mammoth Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and launch pads leave lasting impressions. Another facility that has...

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2014-07-27 23:01:47

Ticket Down announces that they have cut ticket prices across the board for the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup Finals match at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL. This well-known ticket exchange is also extending their customer appreciation promo/coupon code SOCCER-2014 for added savings. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 Ticket Down is a reputable source for cheap Guinness International Champions Cup Finals tickets in Miami, FL at the Sun Life Stadium on August 4th. The 2014...

2014-07-27 23:01:39

Expanding client programs spur companywide growth, including increasing health-insurance support. Neenah, Wisconsin (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 Alta Resources, a global provider of customer management business process outsourcing (BPO) for Fortune 500 brands, announced today that it plans to fill more than 2,500 jobs across its locations in Wisconsin, California, Florida and the Philippines. A majority of the hiring is to support several health-insurance clients, which have seasonal ramp-ups...

2014-07-25 23:09:08

Residents in close proximity to Orange Park, FL ready to take advantage of leading dental practice headed by Dr. Michael A. Sherman. Fleming Island, Florida (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Park Avenue Dental, a leading Florida-based dental practice headed by Dr. Michael A. Sherman, a top graduate of the University of Detroit School of Dentistry, has announced the extension of its services to the Fleming Island community. Being in such close proximity to Orange Park, where Park Avenue Dental’s...

2014-07-25 23:06:31

Florida-based nursing home Regents Park Boca Raton earned top honors for its on-going commitment to helping reduce the stress and anxiety of family member caregivers. It was one of only three nursing homes nationwide to receive the distinction. Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 In recognition of its aggressive commitment to ease the burden on family caregivers with loved ones at Regents Park Boca Raton, the facility received the national Today’s Caregiver Magazine’s 2014...

2014-07-25 23:05:48

Only 12 percent of Native Americans between 25 and 34 have four-year degrees, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The Florida Governor's Council on Indian Affairs is seeking to change these statistics and prepare Native Americans for higher education, employment and self-sufficiency through its Florida Indian Youth Program with the help of life-changing instructors like Tim Hinchman featured below. Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 How does Batman use the...

2014-07-25 23:02:20

Miami stuntman and Parkour and Freerunning instructor seeks redemption on the course Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Parkulture is proud to announce that one of its co-founders, professional stuntman and parkour instructor, Jared “JJ” Woods, will be competing on NBC’s highest rated primetime extreme sports competition show, American Ninja Warrior. The show will premiere on local affiliates this coming Monday, July 28th at 9PM and will rerun on the new Esquire Network on...

2014-07-25 23:01:42

The woman alleged that R.J. Reynolds sold defective and dangerous cigarette products that led to her husband’s lung cancer death. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers comments on a recent tobacco lawsuit in which a Florida jury awarded the widow of a smoker $23.6 billion in punitive damages. Cynthia Robinson brought the lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds, which manufactures Kool brand cigarettes....

2014-07-25 23:01:13

Harbor Village Florida Reports on 'The Situation' Celebrating 8 Months of Sobriety. (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As reported by People Magazine in the article Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Talks Life After Jersey Shore and Getting Sober (7/15), one of the most popular cast stars from MTV's hit show, Jersey Shore, has spoken out to the public about his personal transformation. Now, two years later since the wrap-up of the show, The Situation admits that moving on with his...

2014-07-25 23:01:07

Florida Hospital presents MOSI with a $2 million check to keep the science center moving forward and help convert the IMAX DOME Theatre to state-of-the-art 3D digital technology, the only dome theatre in the State of Florida and one of the first science centers in the country to convert to a digital platform. (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Florida Hospital and MOSI officially announced a transformational partnership that will unite the two not-for-profit organizations for years to come and make a...

2014-07-25 12:22:44

JUNO BEACH, Fla., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today announced the appointment of Naren Gursahaney to its board of directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110124/FL34682LOGO "We're extremely pleased to welcome Naren to the board of NextEra Energy," said Jim Robo, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy. "His strong leadership and extensive experience in driving growth through innovation, operational excellence and financial...


Latest Florida Reference Libraries

Sand Pine, Pinus clausa
2014-04-14 10:28:55

Sand Pine (Pinus clausa) is found along the Florida coasts line mainly the Florida Peninsula from Tampa to Naples on the Gulf Coast and from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast. Some trees can be found in higher elevations of the peninsula from Clay County to Lake Okeechobee. The sand pine grows best in sandy and otherwise unsuitable soil depleted of any nutrients. The sand pine is a short and shrubby tree, which grows to heights of 16-33 feet with some growing to 69...

Ocala National Forest
2014-01-20 10:22:39

Ocala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Florida. This forest, established in 1908, encompasses 430,447 acres and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. It holds four designated wilderness areas including Billies Bay Wilderness and Juniper Prairie Wilderness. This forest receives millions of visitors each year, more than any other national forest within Mississippi. Ocala National Forest resides within the Florida sand...

Apalachicola National Forest
2013-11-01 10:37:21

The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest within the state of Florida. It encompasses 632,890 acres and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The National Forest provides water and land-based outdoors activities such as swimming, hiking, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, and off-road ATV usage. The forest contains two Wilderness Areas: Bradwell Bay Wilderness Area and Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness. There are also several special...

Florida Black Bear, Ursus americanus floridanus
2013-05-17 11:12:26

The Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) is a subspecies of the American black bear. It once held a range that included Florida and southern areas of Georgia and Alabama. Today it occurs in these areas and in southern Mississippi, but its range is now fragmented. This species prefers a habitat within forested areas like sand-pine scrub, wetlands, oak scrub, and upland hardwood forests. This is the only species of bear to prefer a subtropical habitat. The Florida black bear...

Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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