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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.

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.

2010-02-19 15:49:00

MOUNT VERNON, Va., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Donald W.

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.

2010-01-07 15:01:00

Growth Complements Expanding Business; Agency Also Announces New Awards WASHINGTON, Jan.

2009-11-17 16:09:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins today called on President Obama and Congressional leaders to repudiate comments made by U.S. Rep.

2009-09-11 20:46:49

Washington tourism officials are gearing up for visitors expected to look for real-life places depicted in Dan Brown's latest novel, The Lost Symbol.

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.

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.

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.


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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
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.