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2010-08-24 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) announces that newly signed All-Pro Linebacker for the New York Giants, Keith Bulluck, will be honored with the Nicholas Scoppetta Child Welfare Award at the NYFC 2010 Fall Gala for his work with youth in foster care. The NYFC Fall Gala benefiting youth in foster care in New York City will take place on September 21st at Cipriani 42. Past honorees include Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Geoffrey...

2010-08-13 13:23:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CXT, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA has been awarded a contract by City of Calgary Light Rail Transit (LRT) to supply 14,500 CXT Concrete Ties and fastening systems for use in the construction of line extensions to expand the system to the Northwest and Northeast of Calgary, Alberta. CXT Concrete Ties began shipping for this project in June from L.B. Foster's Spokane, WA facility and will...

2010-02-12 08:51:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is providing steel sheet piling for improvements to the Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor. The Port has awarded a $3.7 million contract to L.B. Foster for PZC 26, PZC 18, PZ 40 and PS 31 sheet piling for use in new dock wall construction in the West Harbor area. The Harbor is located 30 miles east of Chicago, enabling shippers to transport products by truck, rail, barge, ship or...

2010-02-03 14:48:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Child welfare officials and advocates, foster parents, and supporters from throughout Illinois will gather tomorrow at 10:30 am at Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Kasbeer Hall, 25 East Pearson Street) to launch this year's Foster Kids Are Our Kids campaign. In It For The Kids TV commercials will air on WGN featuring local individuals sharing the joys and challenges of foster parenting. Norma and George, Norma and Jose, and Treena, share their...

2010-01-22 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Extra-Ordinary Life (XOL), a new charitable initiative founded by entrepreneur Stacie Turner, kicks off the year with a life-changing program that benefits DC area teen girls living in foster care. The luncheon held last Friday, themed, "Journey to South Africa: 165 Days to The World Cup", is the first of several upcoming events intended to raise money to take 15 DC area teen girls currently living in foster care, on a life-altering trip to South Africa...

2009-09-18 08:25:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA has been awarded a $20.5 million contract to supply Gerdau Ameristeel sheet piling to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) for use in the construction of the Panama Canal Expansion. The successful bidder for the PAC-4 contract opening later this year will install the piling for the excavation of the Pacific Access Channel and the construction of the Borinquen Dam. Gerdau Ameristeel's PS 31 flat...

2009-08-27 13:20:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA has been awarded a $1.9 million contract by the City of Ashland, KY to supply Gerdau Ameristeel PS 27.5 flat sheet piling and PilePro connectors for the construction of an OPEN CELL structure at Veteran's Riverfront Park on the Ohio River. Project engineer KZF Design of Cincinnati, OH, recommended L.B. Foster and OPEN CELL technology over traditional tie-back walls to reduce material and...

2009-05-25 10:43:00

The Foster Imposters Try to Make the Grade at the L.A. Marathon LOS ANGELES, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's Los Angeles Marathon had two surprise entries, the Foster Imposter chickens, the infamous and hugely-plumped characters from the Foster Farms television commercials. They took to the race course in an attempt to pass themselves off as fresh, natural and never "plumped" Foster Farms chickens, but only made it two blocks. Foster Farms entered the duo as part of its "Say No To Plumping"...

2009-05-05 14:28:00

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute to Screen Movie on Capitol Hill with Special Guests SENATOR MARY LANDRIEU and Film's Star/Executive Producer ROSIE O'DONNELL to Highlight National Foster Care Month WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's (CCAI) screening of the Lifetime Original Movie America tomorrow, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) will introduce the Foster Care Mentoring Act of 2009, which seeks to connect...

2008-09-17 03:00:22

The six young people talked of good times and bad in Virginia's foster-care system, but all had a piece of advice for others in foster care. "Keep your head up and keep trying," said Clinton Boyer, a student at Richmond Technical Center. "It's not what people do for you - it's what you do for yourself." The six - some shy, some outgoing - were panelists yesterday at the first Great Expectations Education Forum sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. The...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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