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2011-08-16 09:18:00

-- Maria Shriver and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom to serve as Honorary Co-Chairs -- More than 1,500 people to participate in charity walk, run and ride benefiting Best Buddies International CARMEL, Calif., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is pleased to announce that author, journalist...

2011-07-19 09:18:00

MIAMI, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthony Kennedy Shriver, the Founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International, is pleased to announce that Carlos Slim, through Fundacion TELMEX, has committed $2 million USD as a leadership gift in support of the organization's upcoming Momentum Campaign. Best Buddies (www.bestbuddies.org), which was founded by Shriver in 1989, is a nonprofit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships,...

2011-06-14 13:16:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA) today named Sean Kennedy, who currently serves President Obama as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, as its Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs. Kennedy will be a key member of the ATA leadership team, increasing the advocacy reach of the trade organization for leading U.S. airlines. He will join ATA on July 15. (Photo:...

2011-06-07 07:00:00

CHICAGO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is pleased to host the Honorable Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy as commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient at the Chicago Campus commencement on June 10, 2011 in downtown Chicago. Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), served in the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of the 1st Congressional District of Rhode Island from 1995 to 2011. Rep. Kennedy has been a tireless advocate for...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'