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2011-05-04 00:00:28

This June 24-26, join the Peninsula Association for Sickle Cell Anemia (PASCA) and the City of Hampton as they present the 21st annual Afrikan American Festival. The fun takes place at Mill Point Park in downtown Hampton and includes live music, arts & crafts, clothing, and ethnic food vendors. (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 This June 24-26, join the Peninsula Association for Sickle Cell Anemia (PASCA) and the City of Hampton as they present the 21st annual Afrikan American Festival. The fun...

2011-04-28 06:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary T. McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Cox Communications of Virginia, has been inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. A ceremony formally inducting McCollum occurred on Wednesday, April 27. The event was held at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/PH90101 ) McCollum oversees a telecommunications organization with nearly 2500 employees. He is a...

2011-04-27 06:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications received the prestigious 2011 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award at the April 21 Urban League of Hampton Roads annual banquet. The award is presented to an international or national company that has made significant progress towards diversifying its workforce at the management and non-management levels. "Cox strives to be a corporate leader in diversity and civic and community involvement - it is part of who we are and how we...

2011-04-25 06:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Virginia (BGCSEVA) has named Jim Ruel, Cox Communications VA Vice President of Technical Operations, to its Board of Directors. Ruel is a Chesapeake resident. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to serve on such a talented board, and to join the Clubs in helping kids to better themselves and stay on the right track. I believe in the mission of the Boys and Girls Club, and feel fortunate to have this...

2011-04-19 14:40:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and producer and recording artist Pharrell Williams will host an education event on Saturday, April 23, at Williams Farms Park in Virginia Beach, Va. The event is designed to encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin who is a former astronaut and...

2011-04-15 16:38:13

A study in the April 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows increased automobile crash rates among teen drivers who start school earlier in the morning. Results indicate that in 2008 the weekday crash rate for 16- to 18-year-olds was about 41 percent higher in Virginia Beach, Va., where high school classes began at 7:20 - 7:25 a.m., than in adjacent Chesapeake, Va., where classes started at 8:40 - 8:45 a.m.  There were 65.8 automobile crashes for every 1,000 teen...

2011-04-12 00:00:30

Virginia Beach Kickball Open will give you an opportunity to have fun with new and old friends, while at the same time do something for a good cause. Virginia Beach, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 11, 2011 Arms have been broken, muscles have been torn, and egos have been shattered in this so called child's game known as Kickball. This is not a sport for the weak minded. Worldwide, Virginia is known to be for lovers. That, folks, we are not! We are a city of fighters and competitors and those...

2011-04-07 15:17:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final countdown is on for the 2011 Yuri's Night celebration, to be held Sat., April 16, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Fifty years ago on April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in outer space. Twenty years later, April 12, 1981, marked the launch of the first U.S. space shuttle. Yuri's Night honors...

2011-04-01 15:34:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The smallpox epidemic of 1721 held fear and promise for Boston's physicians and theologians. Was inoculation a health risk, a gift from God or an interruption in the divine plan? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Tuesday, April 5, at NASA's Langley Research Center here, historian Tony Williams will present "The Pox and the Covenant: The Curious History of Science and Religion in Colonial America," at 2...

2011-03-30 10:30:00

HAMPTON, Va., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher R. Fuller, the Roanoke Electric Steel Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, is the newly appointed Samuel P. Langley Professor of Engineering at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Langley Professorship, which is funded by NASA's Langley Research Center also in Hampton, is dedicated to a Virginia Tech faculty member who works at the...


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drawcansir
  • 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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