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2009-04-13 10:29:00

PORTLAND, Ore., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Oregon's best-known public policy servants and spokespersons, Kerry Tymchuk, is leaving politics to become a corporate communications advisor at Conkling Fiskum & McCormick, Inc. (CFM). Tymchuk, who will be a CFM Principal, started today and is based in the firm's Portland office. He will work closely with CFM Partner Pat McCormick in expanding CFM's corporate reputation management and issues management practices. Headquartered...

2008-11-06 15:00:09

Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., has called Democratic challenger Jeff Merkley Thursday to concede the race and end his 12-year Senate career. The (Portland) Oregonian said Merkley was expected to declare victory in the hotly contested race later in the day. The Oregonian said a Merkley aide confirmed the call. Merkley's win means Oregon will have two Democrats in the Senate for the first time in some 40 years.

2008-10-08 12:00:37

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is endorsing Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR), a two-term incumbent representing Oregon, for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Bruce Roberts, RPh, executive vice president and CEO of NCPA, issued the following statement: "Senator Gordon Smith is a powerful advocate for Oregon and America's community pharmacies and the patients they serve. That is why the National Community Pharmacists Association...

2008-08-14 12:00:19

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Christine Rontal of Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, +1-503-352-8607, crontal@vgmhc.org; or Tory Archibald, APCO Worldwide, +1-917-697-4891, varchibald@apcoworldwide.com, for Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center National Health Center Week 2008 Dedicated to Good Health through Health Care Heroes Pfizer Patient Assistance Program Distributed More than $1.5 Million Worth of Free Medicines to Nearly 5,600 Patients of Oregons Community Health Centers...

2008-08-11 15:00:46

Whoever wins in the November congressional elections -- and it's sure to be a mixed bag of Democrats and Republicans, the results owing as much to pork as to policies in most cases -- the environment could be in for better times. How much better might depend on Democrats gaining the "supermajority" they need to overcome filibusters and other procedural tactics available to the party in the minority. But there are encouraging words from Ray Ring in a recent edition of High Country News,...

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2008-07-02 16:26:34

Delaying childbirth has substantially contributed to recent rises in caesarean section rates, according to a paper published this week by scientists at Cambridge University. The findings come from an analysis of a large body of Scottish data performed by a team under Professor Gordon Smith, at the University's Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The team examined more than 500,000 entries collected by the Scottish Morbidity Record between 1980 and 2005 to determine the association...

2006-07-28 13:01:27

By Maggie Fox WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Home DNA kits that claim to inform people of their risk of certain diseases, ranging from cancer to osteoporosis, offer little real guidance and are often misleading, according to a Congressional report released on Thursday. An investigation into 14 companies that sell the tests showed many gave meaningless information and some tried to sell consumers expensive "customized" supplements that were little different from grocery store vitamin pills....

2006-07-27 17:33:30

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Home DNA kits that claim to warn people of their risk of diseases ranging from cancer to osteoporosis offer little real guidance and are often misleading, according to a Congressional report released on Thursday. An investigation into 14 companies that sell the tests showed many gave meaningless information, and some then tried to sell consumers expensive "customized" supplements that were little different from...

2005-12-15 22:45:32

LONDON (Reuters) - Women whose babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) have a higher risk of complications in another pregnancy which may help to explain why some suffer recurrent cot deaths, scientists said on Friday. SIDS, or cot death, is the leading cause of death in babies under a year old. The cause of the mysterious syndrome in which babies die inexplicably in their sleep is unknown. Lying the infant face-down, parental smoking and old mattresses which may harbor...

2005-07-29 11:49:11

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a rare break with President Bush and anti-abortion conservatives, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Friday endorsed legislation that would expand federally funded embryonic stem cell research. Frist, a Tennessee Republican and surgeon who may seek his party's presidential nomination in 2008, endorsed a bill already passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would overturn the limits on the research Bush imposed in 2001. His backing,...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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