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2011-05-13 05:40:00

The Obama administration unveiled a draft cybersecurity proposal on Thursday, saying the plan would protect the nation's critical computer infrastructure against cyberattacks. "Our nation is at risk," said the White House in a statement. "Cybersecurity vulnerabilities in our government and critical infrastructure are a risk to national security, public safety, and economic prosperity." "It has become clear that our nation cannot fully defend against these threats unless certain parts of...

2011-05-09 15:43:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jamie Court, president of the nonprofit nonpartisan group Consumer Watchdog, issued the following statement today: "U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller did the American people a great favor today by introducing the Do-Not-Track-Online Act of 2011. "iPhone and Android users should not have to worry about being spied on by their smart phones. We should be able to say no to Google and Facebook when they violate our privacy daily by...

2011-04-07 13:45:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) introduced an amendment that would suspend U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting regulations for stationary sources. Unfortunately, the Senate voted down the amendment late yesterday. West Virginia Manufacturers Association President Karen Price issued the following statement: "West Virginia's chemical industry welcomed Senator Rockefeller's amendment to...

2011-01-11 16:01:00

Study in Mice Indicates Disease's Underlying Causes and Finds Compounds That Normalize the Alzheimer's Brain MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) study published today in the Journal of Neuroscience reveals underlying causes for the degeneration of synapses in Alzheimer's Disease and identifies promising pharmaceutical solutions for the devastating condition that affects more than 5 million people in the United...

2010-10-21 07:30:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Senator Jay Rockefeller, Governor Joe Manchin and Tony Melone, senior vice president and chief technology WHO: officer for Verizon Wireless Senator Rockefeller, Governor Manchin and Mr. Melone will announce Verizon's plans to deploy its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network in 10 West WHAT: Virginia cities. WHERE:...

2010-10-04 14:17:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 45,000 National Guard officers are supporting bills introduced in the House and Senate last week that would elevate the Guard's top officer to a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The leaders of more than 45,000 Guard men and women are backing legislation sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Rep. Nick Rahall, both D-W.Va., which would make the chief of the National Guard Bureau a full member of the Pentagon's senior-leadership...

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2010-03-18 06:45:00

New proposed cybersecurity legislation, designed to help the government police the Internet while easing concerns some in the tech community had about an earlier version of the bill, was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday. The Rockefeller-Snowe Cybersecurity Act, which was co-sponsored by West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller and Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, "provides a framework for engagement and collaboration between the private sector and government on cybersecurity, while protecting...

2009-12-17 12:33:00

Families of crash victims and safety groups praise major highway safety victory, urge Congress to swiftly send bill to President WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safety advocates and families of victims of motorcoach bus crashes today heralded a U.S. Senate committee's approval of long-sought legislation to dramatically improve motorcoach safety for the millions of Americans who rely on this popular transportation mode. The Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act (S.554), introduced...

2009-12-08 09:16:00

Robert Bragg to Lead Private Charitable Fundraising for Institute MORGANTOWN, W.V., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) announced that Robert Bragg has been hired to serve as its new development director. Bragg will be responsible for raising private charitable contributions in support of BRNI's research in memory disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke and traumatic brain injuries, as well as other outreach and education...

2009-10-26 09:54:00

BALTIMORE, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month in November, Retirement Living TV (RLTV) will offer its new and powerful documentary, Not Fade Away to all Multi-System Operators (MSO). RLTV worked in partnership with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and the Blanchette Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (BRNI) to create this extraordinary documentary, which features stories that show the impact of this disease...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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