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2008-07-02 12:01:11

By Tesa Culli, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 2--MT. VERNON -- Although the Veterans Medical Center in Marion hasn't yet resumed in-patient surgical procedures, the facility is expanding and getting everything in place toward that goal, according to acting director Warren Hill. "Before we can do [in-patient] surgical procedures again, we need to have providers on station, infrastructure and equipment in place and space," Hill told members of U.S. Rep. John Shimkus' Veterans...

2008-06-17 09:01:02

By Laura Griffith, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jun. 17--JERSEYVILLE -- U.S. Rep. John Shimkus offers one way to lower gas prices -- the United States needs to increase its own oil supply and rely less on foreign sources. Shimkus, R-Collinsville, held a news conference Monday at a Shell gas station along South State Street in Jerseyville, where unleaded gasoline was selling for $4.09 per gallon, to share his views on providing much-needed relief to struggling American motorists. Sure,...

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2008-04-15 00:35:00

The Bush administration, in a surprising change of course, is set to ask Congress to pass a bill to combat global warming, and will lay out principles of what that will entail. They have yet to announce specifics of the policy as they are still being debated, but Bush administration officials have told Republicans in Congress that they feel pressure to act now for fear of a coming regulatory nightmare. This would be the first time President Bush has called for statutory authority on the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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