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2008-06-22 12:00:16

By Meghan Hoyer, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 22--PORTSMOUTH -- Upset citizens pointed to pictures of their neighbors' sagging porch roofs, shattered windows and yards filled with debris. Portsmouth needed to beef up its code enforcement, they demanded. The City Council agreed. Four more code inspectors were hired after that meeting in 2005 to catch problems ranging from peeling paint to tall grass. Later, a vacant housing registry was started. Residents crowed that the...

2008-06-21 06:00:15

By Julie Shaw, Philadelphia Daily News Jun. 21--It must have been a dramatic scene: An immigrant woman chasing a burly city health inspector across North Broad Street, tugging and pulling at him as he tried to get into his Jeep. The now-former health inspector, Clarence Morris, had just stolen $1,200 from a Chinese restaurant where the woman worked. The employee, Min Li, was "pulling on him" and "holding on to the car door, trying to stop him from getting away," Assistant District...

2007-06-27 06:01:15

By Noelle Phillips, The State, Columbia, S.C. Jun. 27--Dorn VA Medical Center was performing heart procedures it was not authorized to do, a recent U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs inspection found. A report by the VA's Inspector General Office said Dorn did not have permission to open blocked arteries through cardiac catheterizations because it does not have an on-site cardiac surgery program. Dorn should have requested an exemption from the VA before performing the surgeries, the...

2006-09-02 00:44:53

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general has urged the FAA to consider disciplining two executives who failed to correct false information provided to the commission that investigated the September 11 attacks, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Citing the report by the acting inspector general, Todd Zinser, whose office acts as the department's internal watchdog, the Times said the Federal Aviation Administration executives, as well as a...

2006-08-31 15:00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ritualistic use of toxic mercury by followers of Voodoo and other religions is dangerous but regulating it could drive the practice underground and possibly violate U.S. guarantees of freedom of religion, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday. Mercury can be worn in amulets, sprinkled on the floor, or added to an oil lamp as part of some Latino and Afro-Caribbean practices including Santeria, Palo, Voodoo, and Espiritismo, according to the EPA's...

2006-07-10 07:20:00

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not know the status of many post-approval studies promised by drug makers and does not make tracking them a top priority, a report released on Friday said. The inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services said the FDA should improve its monitoring of the studies by upgrading its tracking systems and asking manufacturers to provide better information. Most studies are promised voluntarily by drug...

2006-06-20 13:50:57

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States does not have adequate measures in place to survey and monitor for avian influenza, including the deadly H5N1 strain that has killed 130 people overseas, the Agriculture Department's inspector general said on Tuesday. In a 38-page report, the inspector general said USDA relies too heavily on voluntary state and commercial programs to monitor and test domestic and wild birds. The voluntary reporting makes it difficult...

2006-05-12 17:26:44

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An inspector general is investigating allegations that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson may have improperly considered politics in withholding a federal contract. But a White House official said on Friday that President George W. Bush was standing by his Cabinet secretary and longtime friend and would withhold judgment on any investigation "at this point." Jackson was quoted in the Dallas Business Journal as citing a...

2006-04-25 05:57:58

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The inspector general of Iraq's oil ministry released a grim report on oil smuggling on Tuesday, calling for an urgent government crackdown on what he said was the biggest threat to the economy. The report cited oil smuggling as one of the main reasons behind billions of dollars in crude export losses, saying it had become "the most important and prominent" danger to the economy, which depends almost entirely on oil sales. "We call for a serious...

2006-04-14 14:08:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld allowed an "abusive and degrading" interrogation of an al Qaeda detainee in 2002, the online magazine Salon reported on Friday, citing an Army document. In a report a Pentagon spokesman denounced as "fiction," Salon quoted a December 2005 Army inspector general's report in which officers told of Rumsfeld's direct contact with the general overseeing the interrogation at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The...


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Inspector, Chalcostephia flavifrons
2013-07-16 10:56:07

The inspector (Chalcostephia flavifrons), also known as the yellowface, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habit in tropical and subtropical areas near lakes, marshes, wetlands, swamps, and springs. The total population number and population trends of this species are unknown and it is threatened by habitat loss due to...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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