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2011-02-01 09:47:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1963, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said he had a dream of racial equality. But Dr. King had more than one dream, and his message went well beyond a plea for racial equality. In recognition of Black History Month, and in honor of the 25th year we've celebrated Dr. King's birthday as a national holiday, Nick News with Linda Ellerbee focuses on what else the man said -- and dreamed -- and what it might mean to kids in this, the second...

2011-01-05 06:26:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unexpected actions make for extraordinary stories. Who would expect that a young Martin Luther King Jr. would perform at the segregated movie premiere of "Gone with the Wind" in 1939? Who would think that revenue from the novel would fund medical scholarships for graduates of Morehouse College in Atlanta, an all-male, historically black college? As the home of the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta is the perfect destination to explore the history,...

2010-09-02 07:03:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparations are underway for peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders at the White House. Netanyahu and Abbas have agreed to initiate negotiations, hoping to reach a peaceful settlement within one year that will result in the emergence of an independent, democratic, and viable Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with Israel and its other neighbors. As hope for negotiated peace once again begins to gain momentum; a...

2010-05-28 15:19:00

Awards Presented at Children's Health Fund Benefit to Raise Urgently Needed Funds for Kids NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 2, 2010, Joan Baez, James L. Dolan, and Jane Pauley will be honored by the Children's Health Fund (CHF) for their exceptional support of CHF--the nation's leading pediatric provider of mobile-based health care to homeless and low-income children and their families--and for efforts advocating for the health and well-being of children in...

2009-06-03 11:28:00

BRUSSELS, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is pleased to share today the release of Mr. Umar Jaleel, an NP international civilian peacekeeper working on Basilan Island in the Mindanao region of the Philippines who was kidnapped from the NP residence by a group of armed men on Friday, Feb. 13. Jaleel is alive and is currently en route to medical facilities. He was released today at 1245 UTC near the vicinity of Tipo Tipo on Basilan. Jaleel was released through negotiations...

2009-04-27 08:42:00

Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley Visits Northeast States to Promote New Film-based Education Resource on Nonviolence, Anti-bullying and Peace NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Filmmaker and founder of the UK-based nonprofit Peace One Day (POD), Jeremy Gilley, today announced the US roll-out of a free online educational curriculum focusing on conflict resolution and nonviolence for teachers and students across the country. The curriculum, recommended for grades 6-12, aims to foster...

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2009-03-26 14:47:21

Singer Joan Baez's former home in Carmel Valley, Calif., is to be included on Monterey County's Register of Historic Resources, officials said. The designation will make it worthwhile for the current owners to remodel the home using the style and construction techniques used nearly half a century ago when the house was built, rather than raze it and construct a new one, The Monterey County (Calif.) Herald said. Baez owned the house from 1964-68, a period in her career when she was a...

2009-02-20 16:50:21

Violent video games and movies can make people numb to the pain and suffering of others, U.S. researchers said. Two studies conducted by University of Michigan Professor Brad Bushman and Iowa State University Professor Craig Anderson demonstrated that exposure to violent media produces physiological desensitization -- lowering heart rate and skin conductance -- when viewing scenes of actual violence a short time later. In one study, 320 college students played either a violent or a...

2009-02-20 10:55:50

Violent video games and movies make people numb to the pain and suffering of others, according to a research report published in the March 2009 issue of Psychological Science.The report details the findings of two studies conducted by University of Michigan professor Brad Bushman and Iowa State University professor Craig Anderson.The studies fill an important research gap in the literature on the impact of violent media. In earlier work, Bushman and Anderson demonstrated that exposure to...

2008-10-04 21:00:18

By Betsy Bower Saint Anne's welcomes bishop RITTMAN -- Parishioners at St. Anne's will gather at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday to welcome Bishop Richard G. Lennon, as he makes his first pastoral visit to Rittman. Lennon was an auxiliary bishop in Boston before being appointed to Ohio on April 4, 2006. He was installed as the 10th bishop of the Cleveland Diocese on May 15, 2006. Following the liturgy, a reception will be held in the church. Annual harvest festival set WINESBURG --...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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