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2009-05-22 13:50:00

ReserveAmerica's "Outdoor Recreation Awards" Also Announced Covering Everything from Best Beaches to Scenic Views! BALLSTON SPA, N.Y., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With the summer camping season quickly approaching, ReserveAmerica, the United States' leading recreation reservation service, announced today the nation's seventh annual "Top 100 Family Campgrounds," a guide to help campers and their families plan camping trips at locations across America's great outdoors. The list also includes...

2009-05-21 08:27:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kelly Shackelford, chief counsel of Liberty Legal Institute, which represents the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, The American Legion, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and others, in the Mojave Desert Memorial case, released the following statement today regarding the treatment of veterans: "We are only as secure as we remember those who have given their lives for the freedom that we now have. Our founding father, George...

2009-04-28 12:38:00

- Drivers trained in mileage-maximizing techniques achieve 1,445 miles on a single tank of gas in a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid - averaging 81.5 mpg in Washington, D.C. - and set world record for gasoline-powered, midsize sedan - The Fusion Hybrid 1,000-Mile Challenge proves that fuel-efficient driving techniques can nearly double a vehicle's EPA-rated fuel economy - The demonstration of the Fusion Hybrid's ultra high-mileage potential also raised more than $8,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes...

2009-04-28 09:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Images highlighting the weeklong events surrounding the historic Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama will go on view April 29 in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History's new exhibition, "I Do Solemnly Swear: Photographs of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration." More than 30 framed color and black-and-white photographs taken by 15 professional and amateur photographers and two photographic slide shows will be on exhibition...

2009-02-02 11:26:18

The sequined purple silk high heels Martha Washington wore to marry George show she wasn't frumpy, say curators in Virginia. The wedding shoes, on display at Mount Vernon through Feb. 23, are part of a revamping of the first first lady's image, said Edward Lengel, senior editor at the Papers of George Washington project at the University of Virginia. We always see Martha with a withered face in her old age. But she was quite a beautiful woman in her younger years, and Washington loved her...

2009-01-19 19:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When American voters were asked which past President of the United States they believe Barack Obama should model his new presidency after, they did not pick Abraham Lincoln or John F. Kennedy, or even George Washington as their top choice. They picked Ronald Reagan. According to a nationwide survey conducted by Clarus Research Group this past week, Reagan was the top choice among all voters with 26 percent, followed by Franklin Roosevelt with...

2008-10-30 12:00:58

DENVER, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Double Eagle Petroleum Co. announced today that the Company has achieved record quarterly production of 1.9 Bcfe for the third quarter of 2008, an increase of 149% versus the same prior year quarter and an increase of 28% versus the second quarter of 2008. The increase is driven primarily by the Company's operated Catalina Unit in the Atlantic Rim of Wyoming. Company Total Net...

2008-09-16 03:00:16

By Bystrom, Andy The wooden oars sliced through the Rappahannock's smooth surface as we traveled, dripping sweat, at the slowest of clips past unbroken stretches of wooded shoreline. Shades of green emerged from the haze as we drew near. With no breeze to set the sails to, we faced a long, slow journey. I was among 12 men and women who set out from Jamestown, Virginia, in spring 2007 in a 28-foot open boat on a 120-day, 1,500-mile expedition along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National...

2008-09-04 15:00:22

Vulcan Productions, the independent film company founded by investor Paul G. Allen, has signed writer Nicholas Meyer (Elegy, The Human Stain) to write a screenplay about the life of George Washington. Nick Wechsler (We Own the Night, Reservation Road) is attached as a producer, as are Richard Hutton and Michael Caldwell on behalf of Vulcan. The project originated out of Allen's desire to present a historically accurate and compelling view of America's early years and its first president....

2008-09-02 03:00:12

By Grendstad, Gunnar Presidential scholars hypothesize that presidential contestedness increases among recent presidents only because of unfinished research or within historical eras because of growing governing problems. Applying unused data from studies of scholarly assessments of presidential performance, this analysis disconfirms the recency hypothesis and confirms the era hypothesis. Presidential contestedness increases after each of the least contested presidents: George Washington,...


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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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