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2010-07-22 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., introduced legislation on Thursday (July 22) to update the Universal Service Fund. The following is a statement on the legislation by Peter Davidson, Verizon senior vice president of federal government relations: "We congratulate Chairman Boucher and Representative Terry for their leadership in crafting legislation...

2010-07-01 15:14:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Reps. Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Lamar Smith, R-Texas, introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act on Wednesday evening (June 30). The legislation calls for the creation of a national framework to protect consumers from multiple and discriminatory state and local taxation of goods and services they download from the Internet. The following statement on the Boucher-Smith bill should be attributed to Peter Davidson, Verizon senior vice...

2010-05-07 11:37:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Representatives Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV) and Rick Boucher (D-VA) have called upon the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw the Guidance it issued on April 1 regarding coal mining permits in Appalachia. The lawmakers expressed their concern with EPA's use of a conductivity standard and the inequitable treatment of Appalachian coal mining in the Guidance in a May 5 letter to EPA Administrator...

2009-12-14 12:00:00

Leading Tech Policy Conference, Sponsored by Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, Will Feature Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, a Washington, D.C.-based organization working to educate the Congress and the public about important Internet-related policy issues, will kick off its sixth annual State of the Net Conference. The conference,...

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2009-09-08 06:10:00

Your every move on the Web is being meticulously observed and recorded, according to an Associated Press report.  Whether you're checking your bank account balance, buying a book or watching "The Evolution of Dance" on YouTube, you are being watched.  But not by a Big Brother government or foreign hackers, but by advertising companies, looking for clues about your buying habits and constructing your perfect consumer profile. However, in recent years, a number of consumer advocacy...

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2009-05-15 10:40:00

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday said they were working out final details of a climate change bill, as they announced new breaks for an industry that they said would also minimize the potential impact on consumers' energy bills."We have reached agreement on most key matters," said Representative Rick Boucher, who represents Virginia, the coal-producing state.The White House was very optimistic about the expectation that the environmental bill will be approved by the...

2008-10-08 18:00:15

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Nicole Doss, TPL, +1-202-368-8902 Land Conservation is Important Component of Bill WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by Alan Front, Senior Vice President for The Trust For Public Land (TPL), a national land conservation organization, on the draft climate proposal: "TPL applauds Congressman John Dingell, Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, and Congressman Rick Boucher, who chairs the Energy and Air Quality...

2008-10-07 18:00:31

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The following is a statement Duke Energy Chairman, President and CEO Jim Rogers gave today in response to Congressmen Rick Boucher and John Dingell's Legislative Discussion Draft to address climate change issued by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) "We appreciate all the hard work by Chairman Dingell, Chairman Boucher and the Energy and Commerce Committee...

2008-10-04 03:00:14

Rep. Rick Boucher yesterday vouched for Sen. Barack Obama's record on coal, hoping to minimize damage from his running mate's recent comment on coal plants. Boucher, D-9th, said Obama's been one of the strongest friends of coal in Congress. In a conference call with reporters yesterday, Boucher defended remarks that the Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, made after an Ohio campaign appearance, in which he was shown in a video telling a protester:...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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