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2010-07-29 15:18:00

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Mint Director Ed Moy, joined by National Park Service officials, today introduced to the Nation the new quarter honoring Yosemite National Park in California. The coin's reverse (tails side) design features the iconic El Capitan, the largest granite monolith in the world. "With this quarter, the United States Mint connects America to the wonder, peace and beauty of one of its most awe-inspiring natural...

2010-06-01 08:27:00

Support for Hemp Farming in the U.S. Grows in Congress Historic Early 20(th) Century USDA Hemp Research Documents Re-Discovered WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May 17-23, 2010 marked the 1(st) Annual Hemp History Week, a national grassroots education campaign organized by the leading hemp advocacy organizations Vote Hemp and The Hemp Industries Association. Hemp History Week was organized with the goal of renewing strong support for hemp farming in the U.S. In addition...

2010-05-21 09:40:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Qorvis Communications, one of the fastest-growing integrated communications firms in the U.S., today announced new website launches and new interactive web design client wins. The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) hosts the largest and most dynamic HR conference in the world and asked Qorvis to create a website for the SHRM Annual Conference that would help them achieve their conference registration goals. The new website is now live at...

2010-05-19 16:59:00

NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A small missing piece of American history came home on May 19 after 221 years: a copy of a book borrowed by the first President of the United States was returned to the library from which he borrowed it in New York City. In October 1789, The New York Society Library, New York City's oldest library, shared a building with the federal government in Federal Hall, at Wall and Broad Streets in lower Manhattan. The Library's collection was used by...

2010-05-18 09:52:00

Attention: Photo Opportunity WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, May 19 at 10:30am Hemp History Week supporters, including a person dressed in an elaborate 'George Washington' costume, will visit the Attorney General's office building located at 950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, D.C. with a 50 lb. bag of hemp seed, in order to display the crop which must continue to be imported instead of being grown in the U.S. due to the ban on hemp farming. The 'George...

2010-05-17 14:24:00

WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Mint today announced that the launch ceremony for the Yellowstone National Park Quarter will take place on June 3, at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time (MT), behind the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park. The ceremony will also be broadcast live on the Web at: http://www.americathebeautifulquarters.gov. After the ceremony, the public can exchange their paper currency for $10 rolls of the Yellowstone National Park...

2010-05-13 01:28:00

DC 'Hemp History Week' Event to Display Historic Documents WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, May 17, 2010 at 7:30pm, the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) will display the diaries of USDA Chief Botanist Lyster Dewey in public for the first time at Capitol Hemp Clothing and Accessories, located at 1802 Adams Mill Road, NW. The diaries and personal photos of the USDA's top expert on fiber production for more than 40 years reveal a treasure trove of information on hemp...

2010-02-19 15:49:00

MOUNT VERNON, Va., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation today pledged $38 million to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, to construct a new library destined to be the international headquarters for knowledge about America's most famous founding father. As the nation's first and only center for amassing and disseminating knowledge about Washington, the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington will safeguard Washington's books...

2010-01-28 14:50:00

Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives presents Director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library Mark Updegrove and Assistant Managing Editor for TIME Magazine Michael Duffy in a free discussion of Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis on Thursday, February 11, at 7 p.m. A book signing will follow the program. (Logo:...

2010-01-07 15:01:00

Growth Complements Expanding Business; Agency Also Announces New Awards WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Qorvis Communications, one of the fastest-growing integrated communications firms in the U.S., today announced recent hires, further building the firm's expertise across multiple communications platforms. Nine employees joined Qorvis in the second half of 2009 and the firm continues to seek qualified individuals for additional openings. "Qorvis had a great 2009, and our...


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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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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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