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2008-10-06 03:00:19

By McLean, Mike Spokane Valley-based Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co. says it plans to expand a basalt quarry on a square mile of property it owns in the Wandermere area north of Spokane. The property is located east of the north end of Perry Street and north of Winger Road. It's just east of Wandermere Estates, a 190- lot upscale residential development. Central Pre-Mix has been mining the quarry for more than 50 years, says Dwight Hume, a Spokane land-use consultant hired by Central...

2008-09-25 15:00:41

SPOKANE, WA, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Minera Andes Inc. (TSX: MAI and US OTC: MNEAF) is pleased to announce the receipt of excellent results from the metallurgical testing program completed as part of the Los Azules Project 43-101 Preliminary Assessment (scoping study) planned for completion by yearend. The test results show that the Los Azules ore material is amenable to conventional flotation recovery methods and that the overall metal recoveries and the copper concentrate grades...

2008-09-08 12:00:29

SPOKANE, WA, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Minera Andes Inc. (TSX: MAI and US OTC: MNEAF) is pleased to announce the results of an independent resource estimate at the Los Azules Copper deposit located in western San Juan province, Argentina. The Inferred Mineral Resource, at 0.35% total copper ("CuT") cut-off, is defined by an area approximately 3.7 km by 1 km in size and contains a high-grade near surface copper core in the north (see attached drill map and long section). This resource...

2008-08-20 15:00:34

A veteran Seattle rock 'n' roll guitarist was killed by falling tree near Spokane, Wash., his family said. Joseph Shikany, 58, was killed Monday at his family's lake cabin near Spokane when a storm blew a tree over onto him, his nephew told The Seattle Times. Paul Shikany said his uncle had been trying to secure his boat to a dock when the accident happened. The newspaper said Shikany played guitar and bass for several well-known Seattle-area bands, including Magic Bus, Sex and...

2008-08-13 12:00:18

SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts on health care information technology will be speaking on topics such as transparency, improving outcomes and patient safety, HIT applications, privacy and legislative activities at the Northwest Medical Informatics Symposium to be held September 8-10, 2008, in Spokane, Washington. Speakers include John Tooker, MD, American College of Physicians; John Glaser, PhD, Partners Health Care; Micky Tripathi, PhD, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative;...

2008-08-12 15:00:50

SPOKANE, WA, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Minera Andes Inc. (TSX: MAI and US OTC: MNEAF) announced details of production cash costs (in US dollars) at the San Jose mine for the second quarter of 2008. The San Jose project is operated by Minera Santa Cruz S.A. ("MSC") and is owned 49% by Minera Andes and 51% by Hochschild Mining plc ("Hochschild") (HOCM.L: Reuters and HOC LN: Bloomberg - London Stock Exchange). Hochschild is the operator of the project. For the second quarter, production...

2008-08-11 03:00:32

By Gustafson, Jeanne Commercial Creamery Co. hopes to take advantage of a stagnant economy that it believes will cause people to stay home and snack rather than dine out. The 100-year-old Spokane-based producer of largely cheese-based dried sauces and seasonings has in recent years weathered a tough market climate, including food fads that put the squeeze on many of its clients and U.S. military actions that effectively dried up its Middle Eastern markets. The company sells its products...

2008-08-06 18:00:26

SPOKANE, WA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Minera Andes Inc. (TSX: MAI and US OTC: MNEAF) is pleased to announce that Mr. Rob McEwen, chairman and CEO of U.S. Gold (TSX and AMEX: UXG) will join the board of Minera Andes along with two other independent mining industry executives. Mr. McEwen holds approximately 24% of Minera Andes' shares. Allen V. Ambrose, president of Minera Andes said "I am pleased to welcome Rob McEwen, Victor Lazarovici and Don Quick to the Minera Andes' board." Mr....

2008-08-06 12:00:26

By Jonathan Brunt, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Aug. 6--County leaders on Tuesday delayed a decision on the possible purchase of the downtown YMCA. City Park Board members have requested that the county buy the YMCA using property taxes collected through the Conservation Futures program. In 2006, the Park Board agreed to pay $5.3 million for the land and building, using a right-of-first-refusal option to stop a developer from buying the site, which overlooks Spokane Falls and is...

2008-08-05 12:00:41

MIPSolutions, Inc. (OTCBB: MSOL), a Nevada corporation with offices in Spokane, WA, today announced that third-party laboratory analyses has verified that the Company's recently developed MIP (Molecularly Imprinted Polymer) bead has successfully separated gold from a gold cyanide solution loaded with mercury without also removing mercury. The MIP bead was first pioneered at the Company's laboratory at the University of Utah's Research Park. This further verification of the performance of the...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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