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2014-06-19 23:08:34

Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland is banning all forms of tobacco from its campus starting July 1, 2014, and will no longer hire employees who use tobacco as of July 2015. Annapolis, Maryland (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Anne Arundel Medical Center(AAMC) is leading Maryland hospitals by reinforcing its commitment to wellness and the fight against tobacco usage with an expanded tobacco policy. Effective July 1, 2014, the revised policy prohibits the use of all tobacco products,...

2014-06-19 23:08:23

Comet Siding Spring will brush astonishingly close to Mars later this year – but UMD astronomers say it won't harm three spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet. Instead the spacecraft will give scientists an unprecedented close look at the comet as it nears the sun for the first time. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Comet Siding Spring will brush astonishingly close to Mars later this year – close enough to raise concerns about the safety of three spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet. But after...

2014-06-19 08:25:18

National Championships in Gymnastics and Softball help Gators hold off UCLA and Stanford MCLEAN, Va., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The women's athletics program at the University of Florida has achieved one of the highest honors in college sports, earning the 2013-2014 Capital One Cup. The Gator women finished first in the final Capital One Cup standings, claiming their first Capital One Cup title and $200,000 toward student-athlete scholarships. The Capital One Cup trophy, which is awarded...

2014-06-19 08:24:08

Media invited to kick-off Lightning Safety Awareness Week at a free and educational expo focused on building lightning safe communities COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the media are invited to join the Lightning Protection Institute and partners at the University of Maryland on June 24 for an exclusive press conference and reporter workshop in conjunction with Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 22-27). The event will provide fresh leads on stories...

2014-06-18 23:04:03

Vocus and Market Connections study shows changing world of haves and have-nots for marketing professionals and a movement toward digital and social media in public relations Beltsville, Maryland (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 New study supports many current trends in marketing and public relations (PR), but busts several generally accepted myths on the social Internet, according to research today released by independent research firm Market Connections and Vocus, a leading provider of cloud-based...

2014-06-18 23:03:04

MyWay Mobile Storage provides donated portable storage units to Special Olympics of Maryland’s Summer Olympic Games for the sixth consecutive year. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Special Olympics Maryland held their annual Summer Games on the campus of Towson University on June 6-8, 2014. The Summer Games took place at various locations throughout Towson University’s campus, as well as Cockeysville Middle School and UMBC. Towson University has hosted the Summer Games for...

2014-06-18 12:22:44

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) today announced the appointment of Brian W. Hammock as resident vice president of state government affairs, based in Baltimore, Maryland. Reporting to Bryan M. Rhode, regional vice president, state government and community affairs, Hammock will oversee the company's interactions with executive and legislative branches as well as community officials in Maryland and Delaware. "Brian is an exceptional...

2014-06-18 12:20:53

BETHESDA, Md., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Defense Security Service (DSS) has recognized seven Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) sites with its 2014 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Awards. The award is one of the most prestigious honors that can be bestowed on cleared industry contractors. This marks the first time one company has ever received seven Cogswell awards. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/PH96591LOGO More than 13,000 defense contractors...

2014-06-17 23:04:28

The Maryland Soybean Board is accepting proposals for funding projects in the areas of soybean promotion and use. Salisbury, MD. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Got any bright ideas on how to use soybeans, or soy byproducts? Or new ideas on promoting “the magic bean” which continues to win acclaim as a major health food? If so, the Maryland Soybean Board would like to hear from you. The all-farmer board, which administers the national soybean checkoff program, in Maryland, is accepting...

2014-06-17 12:29:27

SOUDERTON, Pa., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Security Assurance Company of Pennsylvania (USA) is excited to announce that they are now offering their LifeStyle Solutions(SM) (LSS) and LifeStyle Solutions Select(SM) (LSS Select), tax-qualified, LTC Partnership certified, pool of money long term care insurance plans in the state of Maryland. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120530/PH14802LOGO Currently available in 18 states, the LSS and LSS Select plans...


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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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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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