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2009-10-28 07:40:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Portland-based PhotoCraft recently earned a "Design of the Times" gold award at the In-Store Marketing Expo for its Star Trek Gift Card Display. The display was designed for AMC Movie Theaters to highlight a series of four collectable gift cards produced in connection with the release of the new Star Trek movie in May. The free-standing display features eye-catching metallic-foil printed collector gift cards which feature characters from the movie....

2008-06-19 15:00:17

By Frank Schultz, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jun. 19--INDIANFORD -- The weakest part of a dam is often the ground it's anchored in. That was the case when water bypassed a dam to carve a new channel that emptied Lake Delton recently, and that was the fear of Rock County officials last week at the Indianford Dam. Indianford's dam is on the Rock River, downstream from Lake Koshkonong. It helps stabilize the lake's level. These days, water pours freely through the dam, but the lake...


Word of the Day
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.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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