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2014-09-16 12:30:39

Advocate Health Care, University of Chicago Medicine and Walgreens receive this top recognition CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association today recognized its "Heart of Chicago" companies, sponsors who support the Association's mission at the highest level in Metro Chicago. Advocate Health Care, University of Chicago Medicine and Walgreens received this top recognition at the American Heart Association's Metro Chicago Board of Directors...

2014-09-16 12:30:22

Capital Blue retail store on a mission to help people live healthy; Store to feature fitness classes, healthy cafe, free community events HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the up-and-coming Hampden Marketplace shopping development, neighboring a Giant Food store and the PinnacleHealth West Shore Hospital in Hampden Township, there will soon be a new and unique health experience for residents of this region. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146406...

2014-09-16 12:27:08

Downtown Tempe hotel offers Pac 12 Channel, deluxe accommodations, late check-out time, two complimentary drinks and appetizer TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pumping up sports lovers for the new college football season, the Courtyard Tempe Downtown offers everything guests need to cheer on their favorite teams. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140916/MN10330 While witnessing the action live in a stadium is nice, the downtown Tempe hotel is...

2014-09-16 08:38:04

Unique regional rankings based exclusively on what nationwide survey of college freshmen said was most important to their college decision RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice (http://www.collegechoice.net) has published their first annual ranking of regional universities in the south (http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/regional-universities-south/). These are southern universities that offer a full range of undergraduate programs, and some master's...

Northeast Debates Benefits And Dangers Of Hydrofracking
2014-09-16 05:03:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a process used to release natural gas hidden deep underground. The process has been blamed for everything from earthquakes to sinkholes, but a new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals that fracking is not the cause of contaminated water in Pennsylvania and Texas. Scientists from five universities collaborated on the study, finding that faulty well integrity is...

2014-09-15 23:07:55

New book reveals an inspiring story of living without arms or legs and finding the positive in every situation. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Kent Bell wasn’t expected to live more than 24 hours after he was born. He came into the world without arms or legs and now, 49 years later, he has accomplished more in life than the average person. In his new book, “Look Ma, No Hands, No Legs Either,” he opens up about his childhood and how he became the man he is today by...

2014-09-15 23:05:54

LouisvilleWater.com Redesigned for Improved Customer Experience Louisville, KY (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Net Tango, a full-service technology firm which creates and delivers web solutions, announced today that is has launched a new website for Louisville Water Company at http://www.louisvillewater.com. LouisvilleWater.com is fully responsive for mobile phones and tablets and incorporates a vibrant new look for the organization. The website serves as Louisville Water’s primary...

2014-09-15 23:04:12

Melrose Moving Company (http://www.moverslosangeles.mobi/), announces a new blog post, “Los Angeles Moving Services - 3 Advantages Of Having Packing And Unpacking Services” (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Melrose Moving Company has released a new blog post explaining the advantages of hiring moving services. Los Angeles moving services can help clients relocate faster and in better conditions. Clients should consider hiring a moving company to help them move their homes and business...

2014-09-15 23:01:17

Center is a Partnership between Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network and Leading Physicians Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 The new North Valley Surgery Center is seeing its first patients Monday, Sept. 15 near Raintree Dr. and Loop 101, after a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane and dignitaries from the healthcare community on Friday, September 12, 2014. The world-class facility contains seven operating rooms, four gastro-intestinal procedure rooms, and...

2014-09-15 20:21:17

Family Fun at Midland County Fairgrounds MIDLAND, Mich., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Be in the grandstands at the Midland County Fairgrounds when the region's finest slingshots, catapults and trebuchets chuck their pumpkins across the sky! "Pumpkin Chuckin'" takes place Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Midland County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and a Family 4-Pack is available for $27. All include fun activities for all...


Latest Geography of the United States Reference Libraries

Shoshone National Forest
2014-07-31 09:55:03

Shoshone National Forest is located in the state of Wyoming. It is comprised of 2,500,000 acres of protected land and is separated into five districts including the Washakie Ranger District and the Greybull Ranger District. It was part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, which was the first national forest in America, but was given its own status as a national forest in 1891. Evidence has shown that Native American tribes have inhabited the lands of the Shoshone National Forest from as...

Sawtooth National Forest
2014-07-31 09:07:15

Sawtooth National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Idaho. It contains 2,102,461 acres of protected land that is separated into four sections known as the Fairfield Ranger District, the Minidoka Ranger District, the Ketchum Ranger District, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area was first designated as the Sawtooth Forest Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, but was given its current name and status after several land additions,...

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
2014-07-31 08:39:40

Wallowa–Whitman National Forest is a national forest that is located in the states of Idaho and Oregon in the United States. It contains 2,392,508 acres of land that was once inhabited by the Nez Perce people in 1400 CE and would later become home to the Joseph Band of the same tribe. Later, other tribes inhabited the area including the Shoshone, Bannock, and Cayuse tribes and Europeans would settle there in 1860. President Theodore Roosevelt established the Chesnimnus Reserve and the...

Willamette National Forest
2014-07-31 08:27:52

Willamette National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Oregon in the United States. It can be found in the central section of the Cascade Range and holds 1,678,031 acres, of which over 380,000 acres comprise eight designated wilderness areas. This forest first began its life as the Cascade Forest Reserve, which was established by President Grover Cleveland as a reaction to public protests to protect the Cascade Mountains in 1893. At this time, the reserve extended...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'