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2010-05-06 15:10:00

But National Commander urges lawmakers to "not forget" veterans of previous eras WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With an American Legion official standing behind him Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama signed into law the long-awaited Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act. As its name implies, the act calls for the government to provide health benefits, training, respite care and, in some cases, monetary stipends for individuals who provide at-home care...

2010-05-04 08:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that it is inviting organizations to submit proposals for the Elevate America Veterans Initiative, which focuses on giving veterans and their spouses the technology skills and support resources they need to be successful in today's civilian work force. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Through a competitive request for proposal (RFP) process, Microsoft will award cash, software and...

2010-04-19 06:40:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of announcements of a second season at Seaside Heights, UNICO National President Andre' DiMino promised a renewed battle against MTV's "Jersey Shore," which stereotyped and degraded Italian Americans. "If MTV continues to degrade and stereotype Italian Americans, then we'll fight back," DiMino said, noting that UNICO, the nation's largest Italian American service organization, received thousands of calls, letters and emails of support,...

2010-03-08 06:40:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- UNICO National President Andre' DiMino today fired off a letter and email to returning Tonight Show host Jay Leno questioning his judgment for featuring the cast of the ethnic bashing, stereotyping show "Jersey Shore" on his show during his first week back. "As President of the largest Italian American service organization in America and as a proud first-generation Italian American, I am extremely disappointed and upset that upon your return to the...

2010-03-04 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) National President Gene A. Crayton praised Congressional leaders for making Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare funding an advance appropriation, but urged that much more needs to be done for our nation's veterans with disabilities. "VA in the last two years has received record levels of funding. You have also given VA new responsibilities and created new programs. Now it...

2010-02-18 07:35:00

POINT PLEASANT, N.J., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- UNICO National President Andre' DiMino thanked and congratulated Point Pleasant elected officials for "taking a stand" against MTV's ethnic-bashing series "Jersey Shore" by approving a resolution condemning Viacom and MTV for intentional misrepresentations of the Jersey Shore and Italian Americans. The resolution "urges these corporate citizens to cease and desist from utilizing ethnic stereotypes to achieve monetary gains." "On behalf of...

2010-02-04 09:12:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The coauthors of The Independent Budget (IB)--AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars who collectively represent millions of veterans--are applauding the Administration's recently released Budget Request for FY 2011. The budget request includes significant funding increases for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and benefits, and for the first time, advance appropriation...

2010-02-01 12:35:00

Proposed projects will combat global diseases INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kiwanis International is searching for its next global cause, and its International Board of Trustees has selected three Worldwide Service Project finalists: Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases for their Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) proposal; Malaria No More and the Canadian Red Cross for their joint malaria proposal; and UNICEF for its proposal on maternal and neonatal tetanus....

2010-01-25 14:29:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With some help from the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Onancock Elks will provide fresh produce to families that are clients of the Foodbank on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Each family will receive 5 pounds of fresh produce each month. Elks will deliver each basket of produce. Fresh Produce Project will be funded by an Impact Grant awarded to the Onancock Elks by the Elks...

2010-01-25 14:30:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With some help from the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Mid-Westchester Elks will host and plan social events for teens and young adults with disabilities. They learned of the need for such a program through their volunteer work with Cerebral Palsy of Westchester. The Social Group for Teens with Disabilities will be funded by an Impact Grant awarded to the Mid-Westchester Elks by...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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