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2014-05-21 16:24:46

PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate the shared birthday of two of our country's greatest institutions--the American flag and the U.S. Army--during Philadelphia's Stripes and Stars Festival on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Events include flag raising ceremonies, giant flag folding demonstrations, a special exhibition on the history of the flag, and a moving naturalization ceremony. In connection with the Army's 239th birthday, the festival will also feature...

2014-03-03 16:20:57

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today released a copy of a National Governors Association letter to President Obama, signed by 50 governors across the country. The letter opposes potential cuts to the Army National Guard advocated by the U.S. Army's fiscal 2015 budget request. "The National Guard plays a pivotal, cost effective role in protecting Pennsylvanians," said Governor Corbett. "As we've seen with the recent weather related...

2014-02-28 12:22:49

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has announced the appointment of Susan "Susie" Shipley to the Port of Pittsburgh Commission where she will serve as commission chair. Shipley is the president of the Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley region at Huntington Bank. A dynamic business leader with over 25 years of domestic and international banking experience, Shipley has an impressive track record of building businesses and strong cohesive...

2014-02-04 16:23:53

True cost to our public lands still unknown HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2014-2015 budget proposed today by Governor Tom Corbett factors in $75 million in drilling revenue to be accrued via the lifting of a moratorium on further leasing of state park and forest lands for gas development. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130211/DC57616LOGO) "This will place more and more of the budget burden on the backs of public lands," said Cindy Dunn,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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