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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 --...

2008-10-02 21:00:19

By Kerry Lester Imagine the scenario: A local peace group has long distributed fliers at a suburban high school. These fliers encourage students to make informed choices when joining the military. One day, an administrator decides that the peace group's is "military bashing." The group is asked to leave. Military recruiters, also distributing fliers at the school, keep making regular visits. The peace group cries foul over the school's choice. Is such a decision fair? Too rash?...

2008-09-22 21:00:25

By Jeanine Kendle ORRVILLE -- Two new administrators and one who moved into a new position have joined the Kingsway Christian School administration. Hollings Belcher and Ken Wengerd are the new administrative consultant and director of spiritual growth and development, respectively. Belcher has been a teacher and principal for 35 years in the Manchester, Northwest and Norton districts. He retired from Norton last spring where his school had received an excellent rating from the state...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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