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2009-05-18 06:45:00

Former POGO Jet leaders offer experience and knowledge of private jet travel to the global aviation markets CHICOPEE, Mass., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- POGO Group announced today that several former POGO Jet leaders have formed a new company to consult with companies or individuals wishing to enter or expand within the aviation marketplace. POGO Jet, Inc. was founded in 2004 with the objective of substantially lowering private aviation costs by operating VLJs in a large-scale, low-cost,...

2008-09-22 06:00:18

By John L. Smith Southern Nevada homeowners who get scolded for over-soaking their sod will cringe at this news. But a Las Vegas Valley Water District official says the decision this week to drain 20 million gallons from the new Levi reservoir in the northwest was absolutely necessary. That's right: 20 million gallons. At four gallons per flush, that's 5 million flushes. The worst news is, the water won't return to the system via a sewer drain. It is headed down a flood-control...

2008-06-20 03:00:04

By Joe O'Brien A PENSIONER has been left heartbroken after his pedigree dog was stolen from his car. Pogo, a Pomeranian aged four, vanished from Roy Dickson's Vauxhall Astra while he popped in to Birkenshaw retail park in Uddingston, Lanarkshire. When the retired business manager returned just minutes later, Pogo was missing. Roy, 71, yesterday told how he had taken ownership of Pogo just three months ago. Speaking at his home in Tollcross, Glasgow, he said: "I am distraught. He is...

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2008-04-06 00:20:00

At Washington D.C.'s National Zoo, the staff were puzzled and stunned when Mopie, a strong, muscular, healthy-looking western lowland gorilla able to put away 7 pounds of food a day, suddenly collapsed the afternoon of July 3, 2006 after playing with some newly introduced mates. By the time the keepers cleared out the other gorillas and performed CPR on Mopie, the gentle, 430-pound gorilla was lifeless, a victim of heart failure at age 34. Lisa Stevens, curator of primates and giant pandas at...

2006-07-01 18:56:55

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 23-year-old western lowland gorilla named Kuja died at Washington's National Zoo on Saturday while having surgery for heart disease, officials said. The animal was one of the zoo's two adult male western lowland gorillas, which are an endangered species native to the tropical rain forests of western and central Africa. Kuja died as veterinarians from the University of Alabama and Auburn University tried to implant an electronic cardiac device that zoo...

2006-05-02 12:51:09

By Tom Armitage BERLIN (Reuters) - German Catholic leaders launched legal steps on Tuesday to prevent youth music channel MTV from broadcasting a controversial cartoon series which depicts the Pope as a pogo-stick-riding maniac. Outraged bishops from Pope Benedict XVI's home state of Bavaria filed a legal injunction against the broadcaster, which plans to show the first episode of the satirical series "Popetown" on Wednesday evening. The injunction says "Popetown" -- which was...

2004-12-01 09:00:08

Let me sum up the secret to staying in shape in one word: Fun. If exercising doesn't make you happy, you're not going to do it. After all, for many of us, being miserable doesn't require running until our joints scream or torturing ourselves in a weight room that smells like a sweat sock. It can be as simple as waking up. Fitness has to be something you look forward to; it can't feel like getting a root canal or cleaning the litter box or listening to an hour of your mother's...

2004-11-27 03:00:09

How many times have you told yourself that you're going to exercise on a regular basis? I do this on a regular basis: I say I'm going to get disciplined in the area of discipline. We all know that an aerobic workout relieves stress, clears the mind, cranks up some healthy endorphins, and french fries the couch potato in us. We also know that with all the other good things we're supposed to be doing, exercise is often the one thing that gets the short end of the pogo stick. So for what it's...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.