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2009-03-17 09:30:00

"Wee Pals" documentary coming to D.C. as the first stop on the film's tour across the country WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress, producer, director, comedian, and author of Master the Art of Cold Reading Angel Harper and Heaven Sent Productions will be hosting An Evening with the Stars, a discussion and screening of Keeping the Faith with Morrie, the award-winning documentary short on Morrie Turner, "Wee Pals" creator and America's first nationally syndicated African...

2008-08-02 09:00:17

By Kerrville Daily Times, Texas Aug. 2--ndraiser for the Harper Library, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Harper Community Park. Along with four hours of music, author Elmer Kelton has agreed to speak, sign autographs and meet attendees, as well as Terry Thompson-Anderson, author of a cookbooks, and Comfort author Mae Durden-Nelson. Part of the proceeds from book sales also will go to the library. A big plate of barbecued chicken and trimmings will be served beginning at...

2008-07-14 18:00:26

By Zap2It, Chicago Jul. 14--The love life of "Ugly Betty" may have just become a little less complicated. Christopher Gorham, who has played Betty's (America Ferrera) love interest Henry over the show's two seasons, has been cast on CBS' midseason show "Harper's Island." And according to The Hollywood Reporter, his new role means he'll be departing the ABC show. "Ugly Betty" ended its second season with a romantic cliffhanger, as Betty was picking up the phone to call either Henry or...

2008-07-03 21:00:12

By JAYETTE BOLINSKI Investigators have found no evidence that any fuel tanks or pipes beneath the Harper's station at 1133 W. Jefferson St. are leaking and could have led to gasoline in a nearby ditch Thursday. Instead, an investigator said Friday, officials think fuel from two previous above-ground spills seeped underground and was carried into the sewer system by heavy rains earlier this month. "Our job is done. The tank is sound, and we know it's not causing the current problem," said...

2008-07-02 06:00:52

By Liu, Fuchang This study investigated the impact of online discussion of anxiety towards teaching mathematics (ATTM) on elementary teacher candidates' ATTM. Participants (N = 39) in elementary mathematics methods classes completed Anxiety Towards Teaching Mathematics Questionnaire immediately before and after 8 weeks of online discussion of ATTM. It was found that online discussion of ATTM significantly reduced participants' self reported anxiety caused by the conception that mathematics...

2008-02-09 03:00:24

By Palmer, Robert Gasman, Marybeth Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were created to provide educational opportunities for African Americans when other higher education venues restricted their participation. HBCUs are credited with nurturing and producing leaders who embraced W. E. B. Du Bois's concept of the "Talented Tenth, " and exhibiting fortitude in advancing social equality for all. Over the years, as legalized segregation was overturned and efforts were made to...

2007-11-08 06:00:34

By Gardner, Ralph III Nobel, Michele M; Hessler, Terri; Yawn, Christopher D; Heron, Timothy E This article discusses the progression of tutoring system innovations from informal, dyadic, and subjectively evaluated arrangements to more formally arranged configurations that emphasize training, application, and evaluation. Suggestions for future innovations, based on existing prototypes, are discussed. Tutoring arrangements have existed for hundreds, even thousands, of years. In ancient...

2007-08-04 03:26:17

By Fortner, Allison M Weltzin, Jake F FORTNER, A. M. (Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6351) AND J. F. WELTZIN (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1610). Competitive hierarchy for four common old-field plant species depends on resource identity and availability. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 134: 166-176. 2007.-Competition is an important factor structuring plant communities. Competitive...

2006-08-28 00:05:00

TOKYO -- Tokyo's subway allowed a publisher to display posters of a nude and heavily pregnant Britney Spears on Monday, overturning a decision to cover up part of the image for being "too stimulating" for young people. The picture of the pop singer -- nude but covering her breasts with her arms and crossing her legs at the knee -- appeared in the August issue of Harper's Bazaar in the United States and will be on the cover of the magazine's Japanese edition for October. Tokyo Metro and the...

2006-07-09 09:17:11

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made little progress in getting President Bush to change anti-terror policies that could hurt Canada but he did succeed in keeping the media spotlight off a trip to visit a U.S. leader who is disliked in Canada. In his first visit to Washington since the right-wing Conservatives won power in February, Harper sought to improve relations which had become badly strained under the previous Liberal government....


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2012-06-14 09:30:26

Symbol: SPTE4 Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:GA, NC, SC Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

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2012-06-14 10:20:25

Symbol: SCGE2 Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   SCATG Scirpus atrovirens Willd. var. georgianus (Harper) Fernald Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AR, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, NY, OH, PA, TX, WI, WV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

2012-06-14 11:22:20

Symbol: RHSO Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Annual Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Distribution: RhynchosporasolitariaHarper distribution:USA(GA) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida –...

2012-06-14 11:38:53

Symbol: RAAE Group: Dicot Family: Ranunculaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   RAACA Ranunculus acriformis A. Gray var. aestivalis L.D. Benson   RAACA4 Ranunculus acris L. var. aestivalis (L.D. Benson) S.L. Welsh Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

2012-06-15 04:43:57

Symbol: LYPR3 Group: Lycopod Family: Lycopodiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   LYALP Lycopodium alopecuroides L. var. pinnatum (Chapm.) Lloyd & Underw. ex C.A. Brown & Correll   LYINP Lycopodium inundatum L. var. pinnatum Chapm.   LYPR2 Lycopodium prostratum Harper Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'