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2009-07-31 00:33:00

MOORESTOWN, N.J., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System today destroyed a ballistic missile target in an at-sea firing under operationally realistic conditions. The event also successfully demonstrated two new capabilities on other ships. These tests mark the continued successful engineering development of the next generational upgrade in Aegis BMD capability. The Aegis BMD system on USS HOPPER (DDG-70) detected and tracked the...

2009-07-24 20:03:29

A group of shipwreck wants proposes to raise a schooner from the bottom of Lake Erie and display it in a tank in Buffalo, N.Y., a member of the group said. We have the birth of the city of Buffalo right there, sitting in the middle of Lake Erie in pristine condition, said Pat Clyne, a videographer. Clyne specializes in filming shipwrecks and is a member of North East Research, the group that plans to lift the schooner out of the lake. At least two cities in Europe have made major tourist...

2009-03-07 19:35:00

Two ice fishermen, oblivious to the fact the ice on which they were fishing had broken free from shore, were plucked safely from Lake Erie, police said. Ontario Provincial Police said the men had been inside their fish house for several hours off Long Point Bay near Simcoe, Ontario, Friday. When they went outside they heard sirens sounding on shore and came to realize it was an attempt to get their attention, CanWest News Service reported Saturday. A snowmobiler had rescued two other anglers...

2008-11-04 15:00:10

No fuel was spilled when a barge carrying gasoline went aground near the Detroit River's entrance to Lake Erie, said the U.S. Coast Guard. The barge, carrying 3.9 million gallons of gasoline, was freed Monday after spending the night aground, Coast Guard Lt. Wade Hedinger said Monday. The barge, en route to Montreal, was being pushed by a tugboat when it grounded just west of the Detroit River Light, a well-known channel marker near the river's mouth at Lake Erie. "We have a marine...

2008-09-25 09:00:30

CLEVELAND, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority has tapped Pamela L. Davis for the newly created position of Environmental/Sustainability Manager, the first dedicated environmental staff position at any U.S. Great Lakes port. Davis will spearhead the Port Authority's plans to build one of the most environmentally friendly ports on the Great Lakes. She will develop and implement the Port's natural resource management program at both its current and future...

2008-09-23 18:00:21

By JIM MORRIS OUTDOORS Last week's big storm didn't do much damage around the western side of Lake Erie, but it did shut down the fishing for a few days. "Right now it's a mud hole, and there's not much fishing going on," said charter captain Dennis Lutz of Miamisburg. "So far, the fishing hasn't been all that good, but the water temperature is still in the 70s." Lutz is hoping fishing for yellow perch will return to normal once the water temperature drops a few degrees and the...

2008-09-22 21:00:17

By Patrick Lakamp More than 500 volunteers picked up almost two tons of debris and trash Saturday in the Southtowns during the annual Great Lakes Beach Sweep. At the same time, some 600 people helped Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper clean some 19 sites in Erie and Niagara counties as part of its Autumn Beach Sweep. The efforts were part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup project. The Great Lakes Beach Sweep, with its local headquarters at Woodlawn State Park in...

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2008-09-22 12:15:00

Scientists are trying to determine why large algae blooms have largely returned to Lake Erie. The blooms are toxic to fish and small animals. "Algae is a big deal, especially the microcystis, what is often called the blue-green algae," said Tom Bridgeman, a professor of environmental science at the University of Toledo's Lake Erie Center. "It's not aesthetically pleasing when it gets on boats or rots on the shore, but it can also be a health hazard." In fact, of the 11 samples takes Sept. 3...

2008-09-12 12:00:18

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Chuck Ardo of the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor, +1-717-783-1116; Neil Weaver of the Department of Environmental Protection, +1-717-787-1323 HARRISBURG, Pa.,Sept.12/PRNewswire-USNewswire/--With increasing pressures on Pennsylvania's 120 miles of coastline and other areas within the state's two coastal zones, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced new investments today that will clean and protect these areas for the public's enjoyment. "Our coastal zones...

2008-09-10 18:00:28

"Drill here, drill now" has become the mantra of those who believe it is time for the United States to rescind its drilling ban on the outer continental shelf and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to become more energy independent. Republican presidential candidate John McCain has proposed drilling offshore; Sarah Palin, his running mate, favors drilling in ANWR. Even Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama believes new drilling may be necessary to bridge the country from...


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2009-07-21 15:56:27

The snowbelt is a North American region that lies downwind of the Great lakes, where heavy snowfall is common on mostly the eastern and southern shores of the Great Lakes. Lake-effect snow is caused by cold air picking up moisture while crossing the lake and then releasing it as snow when the air cools over land. Throughout much of the winter, lakes produce lake-effect snow and continuously cloudy skies. This phenomenon continues as long as the air temperature is colder than the water...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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