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2014-07-02 12:32:06

IRMO, S.C., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "There is nothing more important than the safety of our students," said district spokesperson, Mark Bounds. School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties, located on the western side of Columbia, SC, recently announced that it will pilot an extra security measure at Leaphart Elementary School. "When we heard about this new technology, we wanted to test it in one of our schools," Bounds added. The new system provides administrators...

2014-07-01 12:25:43

America's Original Home Improvement Series Highlights Revolutionary War-era History with Renovations in Charlestown and Lexington, MA and Partners With Homes For Our Troops in Building an Accessible House for a Wounded Iraqi War Veteran Premiering October 2014 on PBS CONCORD, Mass., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the first home improvement reality series in the history of television, THIS OLD HOUSE began its broadcast in 1979 featuring expert home renovation for national...

2014-06-18 23:15:39

Dr. Tim Houchin, M.D. of 360 Mental Health Services sheds light on a recently published article that examines the financial cost of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Houchin also noted that the financial burden of ASD might pale in comparison to the psychosocial burden on families affected by the disorder. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The CDC now estimates that Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, afflicts 1 in 68 U.S. children. The organization Autism Speaks estimates that 2...

2014-06-18 08:27:14

Discover the Best of what Virginia has to offer LEXINGTON, Va., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best of Virginia 2014 issue of Virginia Living is the statewide guide to all that is 'best' in Virginia, from dining, to shopping to doing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140617/118991 Virginia Living readers honored Lexington, and its surrounding attractions, restaurants and businesses with multiple awards. "Lexington residents and merchants are known for their hospitality...

2014-05-29 23:20:14

Dr. Tim Houchin, M.D. of 360 Mental Health Services reports that although Elliot Rodger’s murderous rampage demonstrates the U.S. mental health system has deeply seated flaws it is possible that no amount of psychotherapy or medication management would have given him what he needed most – a conscience. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Elliot Rodger murdered six innocent people and maimed approximately a dozen others before killing himself, according to virtually every major news...

2014-05-28 23:15:12

May is Mental Health Month and what better time to acquaint readers with Peer Operated Centers, or POCs. These centers offer education, support and, perhaps most importantly, hope to those afflicted with serious mental illness. Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 On May 23, 2014 KYStars for Mental Health presented a day long conference highlighting key components of Kentucky’s 8 Peer Operated Centers, or POCs. So what are POCs and peer specialists? The website for SAMSHA, a...

2014-05-27 23:06:16

NHPRC Funding will be used to complete seven-volume Marshall Papers project documenting the life and career of George C. Marshall, who was Army Chief of Staff, US Secretary of State and US Secretary of Defense. Lexington, VA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) awarded the George C. Marshall Foundation continuing support of $29,700 in the 2014-2015 year for the publication of volume 7, the final volume of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall....

2014-05-21 16:27:06

LEXINGTON, Mass., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioScale, Inc., a leading supplier of novel protein measurement technology to accelerate the development of biological and pharmaceutical products, today announced the launch of a new, 6-plate cartridge format for its Acoustic Assays to enable larger protein analysis studies, with unprecedented cost efficiency. The product enhancement, for use on the company's proprietary ViBE instrumentation platform, was introduced at the American...

2014-05-20 23:17:47

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced that over 10,000 children ages 2 and 3 are taking amphetamine medications for ADD or ADHD. Should a rational parent, pediatrician, child psychiatrist or psychologist be alarmed by this statistic? Lexington, KY (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 In his May 16, 2014 article from the New York Times Alan Schwarz cited a recent government announcement that over 10,000 children ages 2 and 3 are being prescribed amphetamines for attention deficit...

2014-05-16 23:08:24

The Bair Foundation is partnering with The Cabinet for Health and Family Services to host a foster care and adoption fair. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The Bair Foundation , The Cabinet for Health and Family Services and at least a dozen private foster care agencies are hosting a Foster Care and Adoption Fair Saturday, May 24th from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 2800 Tates Creek Road, Lexington. The Foster Care and Adoption Fair provides an opportunity...


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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