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2011-06-01 20:30:00

LAS VEGAS, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENSG), announced today that it has expanded into Nevada by acquiring Grand Court Las Vegas, a 152-unit assisted and independent living facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The acquisition was effective today, June 1, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071213/LATH168LOGO) "We are excited to extend our growing footprint into Nevada, and look forward to being a solid contributor to the Las Vegas area's vibrant...

2010-09-21 12:04:00

Congress awards state veterans home privileges to all parents of fallen warriors WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a decades-long campaign waged by The American Legion and sympathetic advocates, the U.S. Senate last night cleared legislation that will grant state veterans home care privileges to all Gold Star mothers and fathers; parents who have lost sons or daughters during military service. Heretofore, since the post-Civil War era, only parents who had sacrificed...

2009-08-25 12:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator John Ensign (R-NV), Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons (R), Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid and Commissioner Tom Collins joined with senior executives from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms industry -- in dedicating to Clark County (NV) 178 acres of the Clark Country Shooting Park...

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2009-04-03 13:10:00

A spokesman for Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., said Transportation Security Administration employees slipped an encouraging note into an Ensign staffer's luggage. Ensign spokesman Tory Mazzola said a staffer flying into Washington discovered a note in his suitcase that was signed by six TSA employees and thanked the senator for his efforts to lift the gun ban in the nation's capital, Politico reported Friday. To Senator Ensign: Please continue to defend our conservative values with all your vigor,...

2008-09-26 06:00:19

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Faced with a White House veto threat, Congress this week is restoring a part of Yucca Mountain funding that had been cut from a major defense bill. A bill that passed the House on Tuesday authorizes $223 million as the Defense Department's share of the Nevada nuclear waste project in the coming year. The bill faces a final vote in the Senate. An earlier version had authorized $197.4 million in defense...

2008-09-22 06:00:18

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - No matter what happens with the embattled director of Nevada's Nuclear Projects Agency, the state will not give up the fight against Yucca Mountain, Nevada's senators vowed Thursday. Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign insisted the Energy Department's plans for a nuclear waste repository are still more dead than alive, even as the department made progress this summer moving it toward construction. In a...

2008-09-16 06:00:20

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL Nevada Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign secured a $100,000 grant Friday from the Federal Aviation Administration for Clark County to conduct a safety study in the wake of two recent airplane crashes into homes near the North Las Vegas Airport. "We've all seen the recent tragedies at North Las Vegas Airport, and they are deeply troubling," Reid, D-Nev., said in a joint statement with Ensign, R-Nev., announcing the grant . "We're going to...

2008-07-30 06:00:49

By John Ensign By JOHN ENSIGN Special to the Review-Journal Two months ago, I made the point that a steak-and-eggs breakfast in Las Vegas was cheaper than the price of a gallon of gas. With soaring energy costs fueling increases in the price of food and other consumer goods, it seems that any kind of bargain these days will be harder to find, even in a city famous for them. The struggle to find bargains and pay for daily necessities is why Congress must address the current energy...

2008-06-19 06:00:00

The solar energy industry is poised to pump billions of dollars into the Nevada economy and create thousands of jobs - but advocates say the Senate on Tuesday shot down a bill needed to give the sun power industry a jump-start. Republicans for the second time in a week prevented the Senate from taking up a tax bill providing more than $50 billion in renewable-energy credits and tax breaks for families and businesses. The vote Tuesday to move to the legislation was 52-44, eight short of the...

2008-06-16 06:00:33

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Breaking with an industry that is growing significant in Nevada, Sen. John Ensign cried foul this week against a solar power lobbying campaign. Ensign said an effort to pressure him on solar tax breaks has had the opposite effect of "personally alienating" him and other senators. In an outburst notable for its bluntness, the Republican sent a blistering letter Thursday to the national membership of the...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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