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2014-07-08 12:29:10

Capital BlueCross, Hamilton Health Center and PinnacleHealth partner with Dauphin County on Bridges to Care program HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,000 children and more than 6,700 adults in the city of Harrisburg are not receiving adequate health care or do not have health insurance. To address this gap in care and coverage, Capital BlueCross, Hamilton Health Center and PinnacleHealth today announced that they have partnered with Dauphin County on a program called...

2014-07-08 12:23:21

Nearly $50 million in natural gas and federal funding has been used to leverage additional investments of more than $311 million HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced investments in housing made by his administration across the Marcellus Shale region to address needs created by the growing natural gas industry presence in Pennsylvania. Since 2011, $49.8 million from natural gas and federal funding sources has been invested in housing...

2014-07-08 12:22:31

Local CITGO Marketers Host Mobile Literacy Program SCRANTON, Pa., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile literacy program Bess the Book Bus recently visited three locally owned CITGO locations near Scranton, Pa. as part of a national tour to provide books to underprivileged children. CITGO Marketers Santarelli & Sons Oil Company, Prit Petroleum and Fleet Transport welcomed Bess May 26-28 and helped distribute 450 books to help promote childhood literacy and ensure area children have...

2014-07-08 12:21:25

Three Intel processors and safe QNX OS contribute to SIL 4 certification BLUE BELL, Pa., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers a SIL 4 certified, redundant CompactPCI PlusIO SBC for the safe operating systems required in railway applications. Incorporating three Intel Atom processors and a safe QNX operating system, the new COTS-based...

2014-07-08 12:20:43

New Feature Will Help Travelers Save Time and Money by Paying Ahead for Bags NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CheapOair announced today that it has been chosen by Spirit Airlines as the first distribution partner to offer its customers the airline's paid baggage options. Customers who book their Spirit Airlines ticket on CheapOair will be offered this time and money saving feature, which can save them up to 50 percent by purchasing checked or carry-on bags at the time of...

2014-07-08 08:32:33

PHILADELPHIA, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Zoo and United Concordia Dental today announced a three-year partnership to increase awareness of how the health of the mouth can impact the health of the body for children and animals alike. "Today cavities have become one of the most common diseases of childhood," said James Bramson, D.D.S., chief dental officer, United Concordia. "They're now five times as common as asthma and seven times as common as hay fever in children,...

2014-07-08 08:20:29

- New Shops, Restaurants and Services Will Bridge Gap to New Terminal - NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning airport retail developer MarketPlace Development announced today that the Food & Shops at LaGuardia's Terminal B will receive a major overhaul in 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140707/124806 With a new terminal slated to start construction in 2015, the redevelopment will provide much needed upgrades for the existing aging terminal....

2014-07-07 23:02:25

Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced that a definitive agreement has been signed by the two organizations that establishes a five-year formal collaboration between Allegheny and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins for research, medical education and clinical services. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Officials at Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced that a definitive agreement has...

2014-07-07 16:26:26

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the leading Congressional advocate for educational equity, released the following statement on the Excellent Educators for All Initiative introduced today by Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. In 2010, Fattah, together with Congressman Mike Honda, created the Equity and Excellence Commission to recommend appropriate policies across government in order to ensure all children have access...

2014-07-07 16:20:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the Fourth of July holiday driving period, 247 people were injured and eight people were killed in crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police. State troopers investigated a total of 695 crashes between July 3 and 6. Of those crashes, 72 were alcohol-related, including two of the fatalities. Two of those killed were not wearing seat belts. During the same period, state troopers arrested 487 people for driving...


Latest Pennsylvania Reference Libraries

Allegheny National Forest
2013-10-30 09:24:27

The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest that can be found in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513,175 acres of land. In the forest is the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to create Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest can be found in Warren. It has two ranger stations, one in Bradford, McKean County and one in Marienville, Forest County. The forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas...

2012-06-14 08:07:31

Symbol: USPE Group: Lichen Family: Parmeliaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Parmeliaceae Genus   Usnea Dill. ex Adans. – beard lichen Species   Usnea pensylvanica Mot. – Pennsylvania beard lichen

2012-06-14 09:31:34

Symbol: SPPE6 Group: Moss Family: Splachnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   TEPE3 Tetraplodon pennsylvanicum (Brid.) Sayre Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Funariales Family   Splachnaceae Genus   Splachnum Hedw....

2012-06-14 10:58:32

Symbol: RUPE3 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   RUAB2 Rubus abactus L.H. Bailey Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CT, DC, IL, IN, KY, MA, ME, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular...

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2012-06-14 11:36:19

Symbol: RAPE2 Group: Dicot Family: Ranunculaceae Duration: Annual Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AK, AZ, CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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