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2009-08-11 07:00:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- People to People Ambassador Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences announces "Safe Travel 24/7," www.peopletopeople.com/safety a new blog from senior director of health and safety, Mike Bowers. The blog, a first for the educational travel industry, is designed to review new trends, procedures, methodologies and key learnings to help keep travelers safe while traveling abroad. Bowers, a seasoned professional that...

2009-08-05 15:30:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- DSW (NYSE: DSW), a leading multi-channel branded footwear specialty retailer, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Spokane, WA on August 6. The address of the new DSW store is: DSW Shoes Northtown Square 4727 N. Division Street Spokane, WA 99207 (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050629/CLW021LOGO) The store will be the 1st DSW location in the Spokane market. DSW is for the passionate shoe enthusiast. The 15,000 square...

2009-08-03 14:45:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avista (NYSE: AVA) has applied for the first of two projects under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act that would help pay for Smart Grid improvements to the electric distribution system. The Spokane Smart Grid Project would deploy technology for greater reliability and efficiency to directly benefit customers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040128/SFW031LOGO) Avista already has experience with the technology and the...

2009-07-27 08:00:00

SPOKANE, Wash., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- EmbracingMedia, a TV-centric targeted advertising and ratings data provider, today announced the availability of the Market Intelligence and Targeted Advertising (MITA) platform. The MITA platform enables advertisers to target individual viewers in a national, regional or local context and is covered by nine pending patents to date. Utilizing technology embedded within television sets and a broadband Internet connection, the MITA platform is able to...

2009-07-13 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 500 U.S. military veterans, all wheelchair athletes competing in the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games are rolling into Spokane, Washington, starting today to show the nation what it takes to be the best of the best. The event, running through Saturday July 18, is the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world, with athletes competing from 42 states, Puerto Rico and Great Britain. It is a visual demonstration of...

2009-07-07 10:00:00

SPOKANE, Wash., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-one regional hospitals that utilize health information technology solutions from Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) earned the distinction of being among the most technologically-advanced hospitals in the country, according to results of the 2009 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Hospitals and Health Networks surveyed more than 1,300 hospitals to name the "100 Most...

2009-07-06 14:15:00

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A wide range of disabilities cannot stop more than 500 of America's greatest wheelchair athletes, all U.S. military Veterans who will begin competition at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games being held July 13-18 in Spokane, Wash. "President Obama recently said that caring for Veterans and their families is a matter of honor as a nation," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "The National Veterans Wheelchair Games...

2009-06-19 11:00:00

Walks benefit people living with seizures SEATTLE, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of people will march in Seattle, Spokane and Portland this weekend for the 7th Annual Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy. The events will occur on Saturday, June 20 in Seattle at Green Lake Park and in Spokane at Riverfront Park. The following day, Sunday, June 21, Portland will host the event at Waterfront Park. All events take place from 9:30 am-12:30 pm and benefit the Epilepsy Foundation...

2009-06-18 13:29:00

License includes new measures to protect and enhance resources SPOKANE, Wash., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avista (NYSE: AVA) reached an important milestone today with the issuance of a new 50-year operating license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the five hydroelectric developments that make up its Spokane River Project, (FERC Project No. 2545). The five hydroelectric developments include Post Falls, located in Idaho, and the Upper Falls, Monroe Street, Nine...

2009-06-17 16:01:13

Three public defenders wound up wrestling with a defendant who tried to storm out of a courtroom in Spokane, Wash., sheriff's deputies said. Micha Hasselstrom, 34, Spokane, had to be subdued by a trio of lawyers and a courtroom deputy, all of whom fell on top of a stunned 68-year-old woman who was in the courtroom for another matter. Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan said Hasselstrom was appearing on charges he violated a court no-contact order Wednesday when he began arguing with Spokane...


Word of the Day
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 'karpos', fruit.
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