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2014-05-23 12:22:14

Work Includes 2,600 Miles of Lines and Will Help Enhance Reliability WILLIAMSPORT, Md., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its service area in western Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability. Since the beginning of the year, Potomac Edison tree contractors have trimmed about 700 circuit miles of...

2014-05-22 08:29:17

Pain Management Physician Dr. Kamran Saraf Is Now Accepting New Patients in Olney, Maryland. OLNEY, Md., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Kamran Saraf is pleased to announce the grand opening of Potomac Spine & Pain Specialists in Olney, Maryland. All patients will be seen and treated personally by Dr. Saraf, who is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Dr. Saraf grew up in Maryland and attended the University of Maryland and Georgetown University....

2014-05-21 23:15:57

One year after the launch of DermUtopia, patients are learning how taking #selfies may save their life through early detection of skin cancer. Oak Hill, VA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 This is a big month for the founders of DermUtopia, Dr. Brenda Dintiman and her daughter Christine Shanahan, who is currently completing her first year of medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. May is #Melanoma Awareness Month and one year ago today, Dermutopia.com was launched to improve...

2014-05-21 23:07:48

Century of Mt. Airy is holding a special Memorial Day Tent Sale with huge savings on every new and used Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram truck on the lot. Mt Airy, Maryland (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The Century of Mt. Airy Auto Group will hold its 11th annual tent sale this Memorial Day Weekend (Thursday, May 22nd through Monday, May 26th) at the Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds. This sales event will consist of over 400 vehicles from each of Century's brands, including Century Ford, Century...

2014-05-21 12:29:37

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AFI DOCS announced today its full slate of films for the 2014 festival, which runs from June 18-22 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD. The festival will showcase 84 films representing 28 countries, including four World, three U.S. and eight East Coast Premieres. AFI DOCS opens with HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY and closes with LIFE ITSELF. The festival's annual AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim Symposium will honor Academy Award(®)-winning...

2014-05-21 08:21:55

New Center to Address Critical Threats to Orbiting Satellites and Other Space Activities COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD) has announced the establishment of the Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) to address critical issues in orbiting space debris and serve as a hub for academic, industry, and government research collaboration. "CODER is the first academically led center established to address the full...

2014-05-20 23:15:14

Riders will 'Make Their Mark' to salute their father and brother, who died from Multiple System Atrophy, a rare and terminal neurodegenerative disease. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Two cyclists will ride more than 850 miles this summer to raise awareness of multiple system atrophy (MSA), a rare neurological disease that took the life of a loved one. Neil Versel and Malcolm Versel will bike from Neil's home in Chicago to Washington, D.C., in memory of their father and...

2014-05-20 23:09:54

Social Solutions Global, Inc., the leading provider of performance management software for human services agencies, is proud to announce that they have been named the Government Contracting Firm of the Year by the Technology Council of Maryland, Maryland’s largest technology trade association for life science and technology. The award was announced last week at TCM’s 26th annual Industry Awards Celebration, held in Gaithersburg, Md. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Social Solutions...

2014-05-20 23:08:12

The company’s patient-engagement platform—InstantPHR®—is getting this rising star noticed across the United States and the globe. Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Get Real Health has been named one of the healthcare IT industry’s Top 6 Up-and-Comers by Healthcare Informatics, a leading publication of the healthcare IT industry. The selective list recognizes those companies that “have caught the attention of investors and analysts by addressing pressing needs in the...

2014-05-20 16:24:07

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business IT and engineering company, and its founder and president, Ahmed R. Ali, won awards from two Maryland-based business associations for outstanding commitment to employees and continuing growth and excellence. The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development named TISTA the 2014 Veteran-Owned Company of the Year at its small business...

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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

Climate Impact On Your Budget For Annapolis Maryland
2012-07-16 17:06:13

If you live in Annapolis Maryland or the Baltimore Maryland area this is what you can roughly expect to see when it comes to your heating and cooling budget. The above graph shows the situations that occurred during previous phases of all three events such as normal conditions along with EL-Nino and La-Nina. The left side is a normal month of March that shows the Heating Degree Days can exceed 600, while during a EL-Nino phase warming occurs which is represented by the drop in Heating...

2012-06-14 11:30:18

Symbol: RHMAM2 Group: Dicot Family: Melastomataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   RHDE3 Rhexia delicatula Small   RHFI3 Rhexia filiformis Small   RHLA8 Rhexia lanceolata Walter   RHMAE Rhexia mariana L. var. exalbida Michx.   RHMAL Rhexia mariana L. var. leiosperma Fernald & Grisc. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, DC,...

2012-06-14 12:35:13

Symbol: POMA8 Group: Dicot Family: Polygalaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   POHA7 Polygala harperi Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, NJ, NY, SC, TN, TX, VA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-15 05:45:40

Symbol: LEMA15 Group: Lichen Family: Lecideaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecideaceae Genus   Lecidea Ach. – lecidea lichen Species   Lecidea marylandensis H. Magn. – Maryland lecidea lichen

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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