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2011-07-20 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion has voiced its strong opposition to a cost cutting proposal by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma that would, in the words of the Legion's national commander, "undo the good work of two decades." Sen.

2011-06-07 16:11:00

New quarter honors Olympic National Park in Washington WASHINGTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the United States Mint and the National Park Service Tuesday, June 14, for the official launch of the new quarter honoring Olympic National Park. The ceremony will take place 11 a.m.

2011-05-25 19:30:00

MOUNT VERNON, Va., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The seventh annual George Washington Book Prize, co-sponsored by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and George Washington's Mount Vernon, honoring the year's best book about America's founding era, has been awarded to Pauline Maier for Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 (Simon & Schuster, 2010).

2011-04-13 15:09:00

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Mint and National Park Service officials celebrated the release of the Glacier National Park quarter today -- three days before the start of National Park Week.

2011-04-13 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- George Washington himself might have flipped his wig over this deal: The dollar bill bearing our first President's mug can buy lunch throughout Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 15, thanks to LivingSocial -- the online source for handpicked experiences at a great value -- and the company's new Instant Deals offering.

2011-04-11 14:39:00

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Mint will join National Park Service officials Wednesday, April 13 to launch the seventh coin in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program honoring Glacier National Park.

2011-03-24 10:53:00

Anooraq maintains production levels through challenging quarter, returns mine to operating profit VANCOUVER, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Anooraq Resources Corporation ("Anooraq" or the "Company") (TSXV: ARQ) (NYSE: ANO) (JSE: ARQ) announces production from the Bokoni Platinum Mines ("Bokoni") and its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2010.

2011-01-28 13:53:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to a proposal by Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota to freeze VA health-care spending and cut veterans disability payments to help reduce federal spending, American Legion national commander Jimmie L.

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2005-09-09 09:53:41

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle which has an average length of one-quarter inch (6 millimeters). The insect crossed the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas to enter the United States from Mexico in 1892 and reached southeastern Alabama in 1915. It remains the most destructive cotton pest in North America. By the mid 1920s it had entered all cotton growing regions in the U.S. On December 11, 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama erected a monument to the boll weevil, the...

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