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2013-12-11 09:00:04

[ Watch The Video: Behind The Webb Episode - All Sewn Up ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How do you build a space telescope? NASA's "Behind the Webb" series of videos that follow the construction and testing as the James Webb Space Telescope is being pieced together. Host Mary Estacion takes you behind the scenes to talk to the people building this state-of-the-art observatory. The newest video in the series, called "All Sewn Up," reveals how the pieces that...

2010-12-02 10:48:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 10:00 a.m. on Pearl Harbor Day, Tuesday, December 7, in the Zenger Room of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, DC. He will speak on the need for a set of governing principles to be put into place that will clearly define the strategic objectives of the United States. (Logo:...

2010-09-17 15:37:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion testified to Congress on Sept. 16 that the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which provides veterans with the most comprehensive education benefits since World War II, should be extended to cover courses at non-degree granting institutions. Testifying before the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Robert Madden of The American Legion said in his written statement that "a veteran or family member may choose a...

2010-09-08 18:13:00

NAPA, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Flyersrights.org, the leading organization representing airline passengers, today welcomed Tuesday's launch of the "Mad As Hell Day!" initiative of the American Society of Travel Agents, Business Travel Coalition and Consumer Travel Alliance in support of airline fare transparency. FlyersRights.org's longstanding concern for fare transparency is reflected in the August 3 Press Release of Senator Jim Webb (D. VA.) acknowledging the...

2010-06-14 18:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There have been reports in the media recently in which some, including Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), seem to question the legitimacy of service-connected disability compensation for illnesses related to exposure to Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam and other locations, such as Type II diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease. Further, it appears that there is confusion on the part of some about how the process established by the Agent Orange Act of...

2009-07-30 08:44:00

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As veterans start the new academic year, the leader of The American Legion said he is happy to see that they will be able to enjoy the benefits of the new GI Bill. "August 1st will be a proud day for us," said David K. Rehbein, national commander of the nation's largest veterans service organization. "That's when the educational benefits in the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act take effect -- benefits that The American Legion worked...

2009-07-28 12:36:00

Concerns over Chinese-made drywall spurs investigation WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., as well as Senators Bill Nelson, D-Fla., Mark Warner, D-Va., and Jim Webb, D-Va., today sent a letter to Small Business Administrator Karen Mills requesting that the Small Business Administration (SBA) review its existing authority under the Stafford Act to assist homeowners and businesses in...

2009-06-15 08:07:00

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) and WTOP correspondent J.J. Green are among those being honored at The Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF) at its June 16 annual Congressional Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. "We're honored to recognize Senator Webb for his outstanding service to the residents of Virginia and support of the nation's defense programs," said BAVF President John Fales of Silver Spring, MD. "We're equally proud to recognize...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'