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2011-08-15 15:18:49

The collapse of the US UK special relationship in August 1973 is the focus of the latest BBC Radio 4 program "ËœDocument', featuring University of Warwick Professor of International Security Richard J. Aldrich. The program examines a fascinating transcript of a conversation between President Nixon and Henry Kissinger which reveals the depth of the US antagonism towards Edward Heath's pro-European stance. The transcript reveals Henry Kissinger's frustration at the lack of support by...

2011-07-20 17:28:00

HOUSTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Dolphin Energy Company (OTCQB: BDCO) ("Blue Dolphin" or the "Company") announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Nixon Crude Processing Facility (the "Nixon Facility") from a privately-held company in an all stock transaction. The 56-acre Nixon Facility, located on the border between Gonzales and Wilson Counties in Nixon, Texas, sits in the heart of the oil trend of the Eagle Ford Shale play and within a dozen...

2011-07-18 12:55:00

YORBA LINDA, Calif., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, one of thirteen presidential libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, will open to the public over 500,000 pages of textual materials, one hour of Dictabelt recordings, and an online exhibit focusing on the December 1972 bombing of North Vietnam. When: Thursday, July 21, 2011 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PDT) Yorba Linda, CA 9:30 a.m. PDT on the web...

2011-07-05 15:22:00

U.S./Chinese Table Tennis Exhibition Will Feature Champions From Original '71 and '72 Matches YORBA LINDA, Calif., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard Nixon's historic journey to China in 1972 - "the week that changed the world" - may have begun with ping pong. Youthful teams of Chinese and American players met in Japan and struck up an unexpected friendship which caught the attention of Chairman Mao Tse-tung, who saw the diplomatic potential and invited them to play in...

2011-06-16 09:24:00

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero accepted the final report of the National Archives Forensic Document Examination Team which tested two pages of handwritten notes of H. R. "Bob" Haldeman, a chief of staff to President Richard M. Nixon, 1969-1973. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100630/DC29053LOGO) The report is online at www.archives.gov/research/investigations/watergate/haldeman-notes.html Watch this 4:28...

2011-05-10 11:28:00

Celebrated director Peter Sellars makes his Met debut staging "perhaps the greatest American opera of the last quarter-century" (Associated Press) NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Opera's premiere production of John Adams' Nixon in China, conducted by the composer and staged by internationally acclaimed director Peter Sellars, will air in primetime on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Wednesday, June 1 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). In...

2011-04-06 16:36:00

Journalist Says Democracies Die When There's No Accountability WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) who were about to embark on a day of visits March 31 with their members of Congress got an inside look at the ways of Washington from an award-winning journalist and author who has spent four decades reporting on the major events and power players at the highest levels of politics in Washington, D.C....

2011-03-09 11:00:00

Honors Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl and Julie Nixon Eisenhower WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a glittering black-tie gala dinner last night, The Nixon Center announced its transition to become the Center for the National Interest. The Center also presented its annual Distinguished Service Award to Senator Jon Kyl in recognition of his leadership on economic and security issues and gave a special Legacy and Leadership Award to long-time Board member, author, and...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'