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2011-04-27 14:36:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders in the battle with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to retain metastatic breast cancer (mbc) as an indication for the drug Avastin today filed a Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") request with the FDA. The filers include noted attorney David Rivkin, partner at the law firm Baker Hostetler (www.bakerlaw.com/davidbrivkinjr/), Frank Burroughs and Steven Walker on behalf of the Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs...

2011-03-25 12:12:00

Why Aren't Japanese and American Citizens Getting All the Facts? "Extreme" Step Seen As Indication of Much Higher Radiation Levels Than Revealed So Far by NRC, Japanese Government WASHINGTON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three groups - Friends of the Earth (FOE), the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) - announced today that they have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get to the bottom of what led...

2011-03-24 11:39:00

Lawsuit Marks One Year Anniversary of Obamacare Bill Signing Previous Documents Uncovered by Judicial Watch Indicate HHS Spent Millions on "Misleading" Obamacare Advertisements Featuring Actor Andy Griffith WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against the Obama Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to obtain records related...

2011-03-09 13:44:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The effects of WikiLeaks disclosures of classified data and Obama administration policies on the cause of freedom of information will be top questions at the National Freedom of Information Day Conference, Wednesday, March 16. The 13th annual conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. To view the agenda click here. There is no charge to attend, but...

2011-02-11 00:00:47

WebQA announced today that its GovQA division has acquired an interest in Geneva, IL based FOIA Systems, the country's leading provider of open records tracking systems for local governments and public schools. Woodridge, IL (PRWEB) February 10, 2011 WebQA announced today that its GovQA division has acquired an interest in Geneva, IL based FOIA Systems, the country's leading provider of open records tracking systems for local governments and public schools.The nation's Freedom of...

2011-02-02 17:01:00

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Once Innovations (ONCE) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of Energy for all records and communications relevant to the "Advanced Lighting Technology for Poultry Houses" project grant received by the Arkansas Resource Conservation and Development Councils. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101011/CG79876LOGO) "This action follows a similar request we made last week under the Arkansas...

2011-01-26 11:43:00

Pelosi Logged 43 Flights Covering 90,155 Miles from January to October 2010 Received "Chocolate-Covered Strawberries" for Birthday Surprise WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained new documents from the United States Air Force detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's use of United States Air Force aircraft in 2010. According to the documents,...

2011-01-14 08:29:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 13th annual National Freedom of Information Day Conference will be held Wednesday, March 16, at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Hosted each year by the First Amendment Center, the conference brings together open records advocates, government officials, judges, lawyers, librarians, journalists, educators and others to discuss timely issues related to transparency in government and public access...

2010-11-29 15:20:00

LIBERTY GUARD FILES FOIA REQUEST TO TSA REGARDING POLITICAL MANIPULATION ATLANTA, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News and personal reports from around the country indicate that the Transportation Security Administration deactivated many of their controversial body imaging scanners on Wednesday, November 24th - one of the busiest travel dates of the year. In so doing, the TSA defused "Opt Out" activities planned by civil libertarian and conservative activists, resulting in...

2010-10-14 10:34:00

Records Indicate Pelosi Used Air Force Aircraft for 85 Trips Covering 206,264 Miles from March 2009 through June 2010 Pelosi's Family Members Included on at least Two Flights WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained new documents from the United States Air Force detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's repeated use of United States Air Force...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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