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2009-06-23 09:00:00

Cooperative Agreement Builds Careers, Economy OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW) today announced that it has finalized an agreement with the U.S. Army Reserve to work collaboratively to enhance job opportunities for soldiers and veterans. Under the agreement formally known as the Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative (EPI), YRC Worldwide joins hundreds of employers throughout the U.S. pledging to work with the military to identify...

2009-05-13 12:05:00

First Kansas City Area Foundation Grant Presented to Local Domestic Violence Shelter, SAFEHOME ROSEVILLE, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Established in the company's Sacramento market since 1992, employees of leading independent communications holding company SureWest Communications (Nasdaq: SURW) today launched the expansion of the SureWest Foundation into the company's Kansas City market with a $500 donation to SAFEHOME, a local domestic violence shelter. (Logo:...

2009-05-08 07:30:00

CARTHAGE, Mo., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 1Q EPS reduced to $.02 due to a 4 cents per share impact of customer shutdown Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt reported that Consolidated Bedding (the primary Spring Air manufacturer), a significant customer of Leggett's, notified Leggett on May 5 that it is ceasing operations. Although Leggett had previously established a significant bad debt reserve for this account, Leggett is increasing its bad debt expense by $8.5 million...

2009-05-06 14:24:00

New issue also features Harry S. Truman's 125th Birthday WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In May, the National Archives at Kansas City will open a new location in downtown Kansas City, MO, in the revitalized Adams Express Building near historic Union Station, in the heart of the city's growing cultural district. The new quarters and a special exhibit are described in the Spring 2009 issue of Prologue magazine, the official publication of the National Archives and Records...

2009-04-03 06:00:00

Silver Dollar City's World-Fest Opens with Biggest Show Year Ever Performers from Six Continents Featured April 4 - May 3 BRANSON, Mo., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular Branson, Missouri becomes a global destination this weekend with the opening of World-Fest at the tourist destination's #1 attraction, the 1880s-style theme park Silver Dollar City. The park, with 2 million guests a year visiting its six world-class festivals, is kicking off its biggest show year ever with all-new 2009...

2009-02-26 14:58:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $2,199,132 grant to assist approximately 574 workers affected by layoffs from automotive industry suppliers across Missouri and in nearby Kansas. "Today's grant will allow affected Missourians to receive skills assessment, training and job search assistance to transition into new occupations within the local area," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. Awarded to the Missouri Division of...

2008-10-13 15:00:19

According to online press (October 12, 2008), the Carthage Acropolium will host a classical music festival during the period October 14 to 31, 2008. The festival, which some of the most interesting musical groups, will feature 13 performances by musical troupes from 13 countries. Originally published by Info-Prod Strategic Business Information. (c) 2008 Info-Prod Research (Middle East). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-05 15:00:11

By KEN MIDKIF With gasoline prices hovering around $3.50 per gallon, there has been much talk of "staycations" vacationing at home. While staying at home, sleeping in your own bed and visiting local events and exhibitions might be appealing, there's nothing quite like going somewhere and seeing different things. It is not necessary to travel to faraway places and spend a bundle on fuel. Right here in Boone County there are enticing places to spend a few days without contributing to the...

2008-10-05 00:00:24

By Anonymous SEDALIA, Mo. -- Two St. Joseph residents were injured Friday afternoon in a motorcycle wreck in Pettis County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The motorcycle's operator, 49-year-old John J. Rowe, was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia for treatment of moderate injuries. A passenger, 50-year-old Jane E. Rowe, was taken by Lifeflight air ambulance to the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia for treatment of serious injuries. A nursing...

2008-09-19 15:00:35

By Ray Scherer ROCK PORT, Mo. -- Northwest Missouri is slated to receive its second interstate welcome center sometime in the next few years. The Missouri Department of Transportation recently announced that bids for the welcome center at Rock Port are scheduled to be let in November 2010. The new center will be built on the same location as the present Interstate 29 tourist information center, named in honor of former state Sen. Hardin C. Cox of Northwest Missouri. The draft conceptual...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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