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2011-05-03 09:52:00

MIDDLEBURY, Ind., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Football legend and three-time Emmy winning co-host of FOX NFL Sunday, Terry Bradshaw continues as spokesman for EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC. with a new video shot on his Oklahoma ranch. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/terry-bradshaw-showcases-the-evergreen-recreational-vehicle-difference-with-a-new-video-filmed-on-his-oklahoma-ranch-121126824.html "It...

2011-05-02 06:30:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE: DW), a leading supplier of components for recreational vehicles (RV) and manufactured homes, today reported net income for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 of $9.4 million ($0.42 per diluted share), a 28 percent increase over net income of $7.3 million ($0.33 per diluted share) reported in the first quarter of 2010. Net sales in the 2011 first quarter increased 15 percent to $169 million, from $146...

2011-04-29 10:38:00

TUCSON, Ariz. April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest single-site RV dealer, Lazydays, is now entering the Arizona market. With headquarters in Tampa, Florida, Lazydays completed the sales transaction today on the dealership formerly owned and occupied by Beaudry RV in Tucson. Having closed on the property, they will now begin obtaining the necessary business permits and do a thorough review and inspection of the property in the process of creating the Lazydays customer...

2011-04-18 08:15:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE: DW), a manufacturer of components for the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industries, will release its first quarter 2011 financial results before the market opens on Monday, May 2, 2011. Drew Industries also will host a conference call on Monday, May 2 at 11 a.m. ET to discuss its results and other business matters. Participation in the question-and-answer session of the call will be...

2011-04-14 06:05:00

FORT LAUDERDALE Fla., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the recent climb in oil prices, RV travel is expected to reach record levels this year, according to Florida RV rental dealer Allstar Coaches. "It's common for us to see a spike in sales during the summer; however this year we're seeing dramatic increases in bookings all the way through December and into 2012," said CEO Rob Tischler. Allstar operates a fleet of luxury motorhomes which are available for rental nationwide at...

2011-04-13 10:00:00

DECATUR, Ind., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleetwood RV, Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles, today released the activity schedule for its upcoming "Circle Your Wagons in Shawnee" national rally at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, Okla. from June 25-29, 2011. Activity highlights include: Monday, June 27 - Ice cream social & movie night Sunday, June 26 - Family-friendly casino night Saturday, June 25 - Golf tournament Two nights of live...

2011-04-04 05:00:00

ATLANTA, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for racing and vacation seasons, Goss Luxury RV unveils its largest ever selection of luxury motorhome rental choices. The Goss RV Class A motorcoach selection has grown fifty percent. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110404/CL75261 ) "We're delighted to be able to offer our rental clients our largest ever selection of mobile luxury," states Ken Goss. "The two biggest drivers of this historic fleet expansion," Goss...

2011-03-09 07:30:00

DECATUR, Ind., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Coach, the luxury Class A diesel motor home division of Fleetwood RV, Inc., in calendar year 2010 saw a 17% increase in registrations in a diesel market that was down 9%. The growth in sales in a down market allowed the division to increase its market share 30% with a reduced product offering and smaller dealer network. The division's growth in market share was led by American Revolution, which was recently added to the American Coach...

2011-02-24 19:06:40

Why, and when, do we learn to speak the way that we do? Research from North Carolina State University on African-American children presents an unexpected finding: language use can go on a roller-coaster ride during childhood as kids adopt and abandon vernacular language patterns. "We found that there is a "Ëœroller-coaster effect,' featuring an ebb and flow in a child's use of vernacular English over the course of his or her language development," says Dr. Walt Wolfram, William C....

2011-02-22 08:00:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages spoken throughout the world today.  Every person knows at least one of them, however, many people are fond of learning two or more.  It's actually recommended these days.  There are numerous benefits of being bilingual such as an improvement in linguistic and meta linguistic abilities as well as betterment of cognitive flexibility such as divergent thinking, concept formation, verbal abilities and general reasoning....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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