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2008-12-08 15:20:00

PARIS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Former US President Jimmy Carter, former Irish President Mary Robinson, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other members of The Elders (http://www.theelders.org) gathered in Paris at a celebration Dec. 6 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to honor the 30 international winners of the Internews-sponsored 'Every Human Has Rights' Media Awards (http://media-awards.everyhumanhasrights.org) When it comes to human...

2008-12-04 18:00:00

- GSK CEO marks 10th anniversary of drive to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) with donation of one-billionth albendazole tablet and grant to The Carter Center LONDON and PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a meeting today with former U.S. President and founder of The Carter Center, Jimmy Carter, as well as global health thought leaders from around the world, GlaxoSmithKline (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced that it has made a $250,000 donation to The Carter Center to assist the...

2008-11-14 15:00:08

Magellan Health Services, Inc., the nation's leading manager of behavioral health care, hosted former First Lady Rosalynn Carter at the company's annual conference of its clinical and medical leadership team held in Atlanta earlier this week. Carter, who for nearly 40 years has been a driving force in advocating for mental health care education and reform, offered her views on the state of mental health care in the United States. Through her work at The Carter Center--a not-for-profit...

2008-07-29 12:00:49

By Savannah Morning News, Ga. Jul. 28--OGLETHORPE -- President Carter has spent his golden years as a global humanitarian: a Nobel laureate pushing for peace in the Middle East, speaking out against the war in Iraq and battling to eradicate deadly diseases in Africa and Asia. So the stage was a little smaller than he's used to when the 83-year-old stood before a squeaky microphone in the farming hamlet of Oglethorpe, assailing a plan to build three dams to provide water for...

2008-07-14 09:00:23

By JIM KUHNHENN By Jim Kuhnhenn The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA For more than three decades, the National Governors Association has assembled on presidential election years as one of its members made a bid for the White House - a Carter or a Reagan, a Dukakis, a Clinton or a Bush. Not this time. With two senators as the presumed nominees of their respective parties, the governors have been consigned to the running-mate heap. There, along with others, they are being picked over...

2006-08-16 06:31:27

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jack Carter, the son of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, won Tuesday's Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate and will face Republican incumbent John Ensign. Making his first try for elective office, Carter won the primary race with 76.5 percent of the vote, according to an unofficial tally by the Nevada Secretary of State's office. Carter has criticized the Bush administration over its Iraq policy and issues including domestic spying and energy. One of the...

2006-03-20 11:40:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - G. William Miller, who served as both chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve and secretary of the U.S. Treasury during the inflation-plagued Carter administration, has died. Miller, 81, whose tenure at the Fed was one of the shortest on record, died Friday at his home in Washington. Michael Cardozo, a managing director at the firm, said Miller had suffered from a degenerative lung ailment called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and was on oxygen at the time of his...

2006-02-08 01:07:36

By Karen Jacobs and Tabassum Zakaria LITHONIA, Georgia (Reuters) - Speakers seized on the presence of President Bush to attack his policies on Tuesday at the funeral of Coretta Scott King, the first lady of the U.S. civil rights movement. Jimmy Carter, one of four presidents to speak, took a jab at Bush's domestic eavesdropping program during six hours of sermons, speeches and song for the late widow of Nobel peace laureate Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in 1968. The 10,000...

2006-02-08 00:30:00

By Karen Jacobs and Tabassum Zakaria LITHONIA, Georgia -- Speakers seized on the presence of President Bush to attack his policies on Tuesday at the funeral of Coretta Scott King, the first lady of the U.S. civil rights movement. Jimmy Carter, one of four presidents to speak, took a jab at Bush's domestic eavesdropping program during six hours of sermons, speeches and song for the late widow of Nobel peace laureate Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in 1968. The 10,000 mourners also heard...

2006-02-07 19:20:51

By Karen Jacobs and Tabassum Zakaria LITHONIA, Georgia (Reuters) - Speakers seized on the presence of President Bush to attack his policies on Tuesday at the funeral of Coretta Scott King, the first lady of the U.S. civil rights movement. Jimmy Carter, one of four presidents to speak, took a jab at Bush's domestic eavesdropping program during six hours of sermons, speeches and song for the late widow of Nobel peace laureate Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in 1968. The 10,000...


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2009-02-16 19:57:50

The Swamp Rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) is a species of cottontail rabbit found in the swamps and wetlands of the southern United States. Swamp rabbits are skilled swimmers and often cross streams, ponds and rivers. It will also hide from predators by sitting in shallow water, exposing only its nose to the air to breathe. It is similar in appearance to other cottontails, although it is among the largest members of the genus. An adult Swamp Rabbit weighs between three to six pounds. Males...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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