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2014-06-12 12:21:19

Legislation introduced today in the House would rename 30th Street Station after former Philadelphia Congressman Bill Gray who served as the House's first African-American majority whip WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the full support of the Pennsylvania delegation, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) has introduced legislation to rename Philadelphia's iconic 30(th) Street Station after former congressman William (Bill) H. Gray III. Gray, who passed away last...

2014-06-12 08:25:21

New mobile marketing research report revealed along with a nine step action plan for businesses to maximize campaigns CHALFONT, Pa., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AWeber, the global email marketing software company, teamed up with the 60 Second Marketer to survey nearly 200 businesses from around the globe to learn about their mobile marketing habits, objectives, obstacles and plans for the future. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/117233 The research identified trends and norms in...

2014-06-11 12:29:19

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chairman Gerald S. Robinson today announced the appointment of Dr. Radheshyam M. Agrawal, MD, to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. "Dr. Agrawal brings fresh perspective and decades of dedicated public service to our work enforcing non-discrimination laws and promoting equal opportunity," Robinson said. "It is crucial in this work that we listen to voices from across the state and from diverse professional, cultural...

2014-06-11 12:26:45

Customers Bank's Mobile Banking Platform Prepares for Consumer Launch WYOMISSING, Pa., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BankMobile, a division of Customers Bank, which is offering a purely mobile and tablet banking platform, has today announced the appointment of Luvleen Sidhu as Chief Strategy Officer. Sidhu joins the company ahead of the official launch to spearhead the marketing effort, and position the company for its anticipated rapid growth. Her focus will be to principally...

2014-06-11 08:21:41

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has entered an agreement with the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) for the first full-scale installation of the company's airport passenger management technology in the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b Lockheed Martin's Chroma Airport Collaboration Database (ChromaACDB) is a system of technologies that helps airports see how passengers move...

2014-06-10 23:08:09

Winning Schools and Nonprofits Earn Fundraising Bonus, Top Recycler Overall Receives $5,000 ERIE, Pa. (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 More than 1,100 participants nationwide vied for the Top Recycler title during the “Recycling Rumble™,” a friendly one-on-one recycling competition hosted annually by FundingFactory®. From February 1 to April 30, FundingFactory participants competed to recycle the largest quantity of electronic waste (e-waste). FundingFactory, the nation’s largest...

2014-06-10 16:26:21

Recipient of "Community Impact" Award During Annual Awards Ceremony BETHLEHEM, Pa., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun) proudly announced today that it has received the 2014 Governor's ImPAct Award for its "Community Impact." The Governor's ImPAct Awards recognized 50 companies throughout the state in five categories: Jobs First, Community Impact, Small Business Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact and Export Impact. The awardees were chosen by an independent...

2014-06-10 16:24:34

Public is welcome and invited to participate HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it would hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 17, 2014 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the renewal of the casino license of Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, LLC., operator of Parx Casino in Bucks County. The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Bensalem Township Municipal Building, 2400 Byberry...

2014-06-10 12:31:22

LANCASTER, Pa., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Public Welfare's Bureau of Autism Services today kicked off its seventh annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference in Lancaster, convening 350 professionals across the state for training and to share best practices. "Under Governor Corbett's leadership, Pennsylvania continues to lead the nation in addressing the needs of the autism community and the professionals who serve them," Department of Public...

2014-06-10 12:27:00

LaDeva M. Davis "Honor Float" Center Piece PHILADELPHIA, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year's Wawa Welcome America, Inc. Independence Day Parade will honor the 60th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown vs. the Board of Education to desegregate schools in America. Highlighting this momentous occasion will be the Lights - Camera - Action Float. At the float's "center piece" will be the sparkle of Educator LaDeva M. Davis, Dance Director at the...

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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...

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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Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'