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2009-06-01 15:07:00

SPARKS, Okla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorcycle enthusiasts from across the nation will convene at the Sparks America Campground on June 18-28 to participate in a premier summer motorcycling event, Bike Week Oklahoma and Rumble at the Rally. "Each year, this event attracts the largest gathering of motorcyclists in the State of Oklahoma. We have had riders from as far away as Connecticut travel to our Bike Week event. Even with the economy what it is, we expect 12,000 to 15,000 visitors to...

2009-04-23 14:14:00

Consumers find great way to preserve environment, avoid e-waste disposal fee and even make money in poor economy SPARKS, Nev., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Forrest Johnson of Houston had an old broken computer and tried to sell it for some extra cash. He had no luck with selling it locally and then turned to www.cashforlaptops.com. One week later, he had a check in hand for $175. When he contacted Cash for Laptops for a quote, he was skeptical because he didn't expect so much money for an old...

2008-12-18 16:00:00

California Attorney General Brown, San Francisco City Attorney Herrera, and 12 other State Attorneys General reach agreement with MillerCoors Brewing Company to reformulate Sparks and discontinue misleading marketing claims SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major victory for public health and safety, 13 State Attorneys General, the City Attorney of San Francisco, and MillerCoors Brewing Company announced today that the company will be reformulating its Sparks...

2008-11-03 18:00:17

MillerCoors recently was recognized by the Department of Energy (DOE) for implementing energy-saving initiatives to reduce electricity and natural gas usage at its Golden, Colo. and Shenandoah, Va. breweries. Both breweries received the DOE Energy Saver Award. According to Dennis Puffer, chief operations and supply chain officer for MillerCoors, the DOE annually presents awards to individual plants and companies for actively pursuing energy-saving opportunities identified through a Save...

2008-09-18 09:00:32

NEW YORK | Gold prices exploded Wednesday - posting the biggest one-day gain ever in dollar terms - as fears of more credit-market turmoil unnerved investors and triggered a flood of safe-haven buying. Gold for December delivery rose as much as $90.40, or 11.6 percent, to $870.90 an ounce in after-hours trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange after jumping $70 to settle at $850.50 in the regular session. That was the biggest one-day price jump ever; gold's previous single-day record was...

2008-09-08 15:10:00

Singer Jordin Sparks defended the Jonas Brothers at the MTV Video Music Awards from the event's host who mocked their vow to not have sex until married. VMA emcee Russell Brand made numerous jokes throughout the show Sunday night about the wildly popular fraternal trio's decision to wear purity rings to remind them of the promise they made to stay virgins until they wed. Sparks leaped to the teen brothers' defense when she took the stage to present an award. "I have just one thing to say...

2008-09-05 12:00:25

MILWAUKEE and NEW YORK, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the decade's biggest TV shows is about to get a little smaller. Today, HBO's "Entourage" program will transform into "Tiny Entourage," courtesy of Heavy.com and Sparks. "Tiny Entourage," the latest in a string of humorous viral videos on Heavy.com, features little people in the roles made famous in the original. The cast of "Tiny Entourage" will attend a public premiere party VMA Weekend in LA, scheduled for 10 p.m. on Sept. 6, at...

2008-08-06 09:00:24

SPARKS, Md., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- While Congress struggles with an appropriate response to the U.S. mortgage foreclosure crisis, an equally profound housing problem remains largely hidden: tax foreclosures. In 2007, $6.6 billion worth of property was in the tax foreclosure market, and an astounding $558 billion worth was in the pre-foreclosure process. That translates to 2.1 million homes against which local taxing authorities placed liens in 2007. Unless redeemed by the owners, these...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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