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2011-01-19 17:21:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jessie J. Knight, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer for San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), has been named co-chair of the Southern California Leadership Council (SCLC). The SCLC serves as a platform for business and community leaders to speak as one voice as they solve critical public policy issues confronting Southern California. Knight will begin his new role alongside former Gov. of California Gray Davis on Jan. 19. (Logo:...

2011-01-18 10:31:00

An estimated 2,400 people participated in America's Sunday Supper, as well as local Suppers held in 33 states across the nation ATLANTA, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day, thousands of Americans paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by not only volunteering their time, but engaging in service related dialogue. HandsOn Network, the volunteer arm of Points of Light Institute and the largest volunteer organization...

2011-01-18 00:00:40

Speaker Focuses on Financial Literacy and Education throughout the United States Cedar Falls, IA (PRWEB) January 17, 2011 The CBE Group, Inc. (CBE), a leader in the debt collection industry, announced that it will sponsor keynote speaker, Mr. Theodore R. Daniels, at the 22nd annual State of Iowa Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. The event will be held today at the Iowa Historical Building beginning at 10:45 a.m. with guest of honor, Governor-elect Terry Branstad. Mr. Daniels is the...

2011-01-17 12:38:00

DALLAS, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- E. Leon Carter, name partner at the Dallas-based law firm Munck Carter, LLP, has been selected to receive the Dallas Bar Association's 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Award. Mr. Carter will receive the award at the DBA's annual MLK Luncheon today, Monday, January 17, 2011. The Justice Award is presented annually to a Dallas Bar member or community leader whose practice, community service, and overall life experience exemplify the life and legacy of...

2011-01-17 00:00:42

Grammy winner Patti Austin, ADPublishing.org and XtremeSignPost join with the Over My Shoulder Foundation to engage the first champions of the Million Mentor March on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17, 2011. Through active involvement in the lives of the 14.6 million at-risk young people, the alliance hopes to increase school attendance, reduce drug and alcohol use, and improve the lives of all involved. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2011 Grammy winner Patti Austin,...

2011-01-14 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SATURDAY, JANUARY 15: MARTIN LUTHER KING'S BIRTHDAY Profile America -- Saturday, January 15th. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be 82 years old today. The civil rights leader, minister, and recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was born in 1929 and assassinated in 1968. Monday is a federal...

2011-01-13 07:36:00

Live Online Broadcast Of America's Sunday Supper To Feature Celebrities And Service Leaders ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Americans will pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this year by using their day off as a day on by volunteering in their communities on Monday, January 17. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day, HandsOn Network, the volunteer arm of Points of Light Institute, and the largest volunteer organization in...

2011-01-12 15:22:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Museum of the African Diaspora -MLK FAMILY DAY (Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday WHAT: Celebration) Saturday, January 15, 2011 | 12p - 4p -WHAT IS YOUR DREAM? Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service (MLK Day) Monday, January 17, 2011 | 12p - 5p WHERE: Museum of the African Diaspora, San...

2011-01-12 07:00:00

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to commemorate what would have been his 82nd birthday, The Riverside Church will honor his memory with two events on Sunday, January 16, first, with its popular Distinguished Preacher Series at 11:00 a.m. and at 3:00 p.m., Realizing the Dream, a tribute event featuring music, prayer and guest speakers. Both events will take place in the Nave of The Riverside Church,...

2011-01-12 07:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In observance of Martin Luther King Day, three in ten employers (30 percent) will give all or most workers a paid holiday on Monday, January 17, according to BNA's most recent survey of holiday practices. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) This is only a marginal change from figures reported by employers for 2010 (28 percent), and is in line with figures reported for 2009 (31 percent), 2008 (33 percent)...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.