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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. Coburn has introduced a proposed amendment to the fiscal year 2012 Military Construction Appropriations (MilCon/VA) Bill that would, in the Legion's opinion, possibly deny benefits to many deserving veterans who have...

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. Pacific Time (PT), at City Pier in Port Angeles, Wash. Following the ceremony, there will be a coin exchange where the public can swap their cash for rolls of the new Olympic National Park...

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). Maier, author of five previous books on the history of revolutionary...

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. The reverse (tails side) design of the new quarter depicts a classic view of the northeast slope of Mount Reynolds towering in the distance, while a mountain goat clamors over the rocky slopes of the park's high country. "The Glacier National Park...

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. That's right. $1. Four quarters. Ten dimes. Twenty nickels. No matter how you add it up, it is the closest you can get to a free...

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. The ceremony will take place at Columbia Falls High School in Columbia Falls, Montana, at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MT). Following the ceremony, there will be a coin exchange where the public can swap their currency for $10 rolls...

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. This release should be read with the Company's Financial Statements and Management Discussion &...

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. Foster said his organization steadfastly opposes the initiative. "It is absurd to suggest such a thing when we are fighting two wars and creating more veterans every day who have served their country honorably and have already...

2010-12-15 15:17:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement in conjunction with dedication ceremonies today at Philadelphia's Independence Mall for the President's House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation. Congressman Fattah sponsored legislation passed by Congress to instruct the National Park Service to "appropriately commemorate" the historic site and the nine enslaved workers who labored there. Fattah, supported...

2010-09-14 12:03:00

New Hires Span Multiple Disciplines WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Qorvis Communications, one of the fastest-growing integrated communications firms in the U.S., today announced recent hires who enhance company expertise across multiple communications platforms and disciplines, serving expanding client needs and establishing a base for further client growth. Qorvis welcomed 12 employees in the first half of 2010 and the firm continues to seek qualified individuals for additional...


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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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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