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2009-06-30 11:20:00

The Serious Fraud Office in Britain said it had frozen the assets of accused Texas billionaire Allen Stanford at the request of U.S. authorities. Stanford, charged with a $7 billion investment scam in the United States, pleaded not guilty at a court appearance in Houston last week. Authorities say Stanford cheated investors by promising extravagant returns on certificates of deposit sold through his bank in Antigua. The SFO said the frozen assets amounted to more than $100 million believed to...

2009-06-25 13:24:25

Texas businessman R. Allen Stanford pleaded not guilty to fraud charges in Houston Thursday in a case defined by a potential loss of $7 billion. The one-time billionaire arrived for his packed courthouse appearance before Federal Magistrate Frances Stacy in handcuffs and shackles, wearing a short-sleeved, prison-issue orange jump suit. The judge could rule Thursday on a bond agreement that would set Stanford free until his trial, The New York Times reported. Stanford is accused of running a...

2009-06-24 00:37:00

Drum Corps International Western Championship - Stanford Stadium - June 27 STANFORD, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pounding percussion and bold brass will rock the house in Stanford Stadium, Saturday evening, June 27 when "Marching Music's Major League" - the 2009 Drum Corps International summer tour - presents the DCI West Championship, featuring two California favorites, the twelve-time World Champion Blue Devils of Concord, CA and six-time World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard...

2009-06-10 13:35:17

Advertising Stanford Financial Group as the source of furniture in a Florida liquidation sale gave the sale added appeal, business owner Micheal Grimme said. Grimme, who runs AMC Liquidators, generally keeps quiet about the source of the company's sale items, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday. But the firm's ads for 24 truckloads of tapestries, original paintings, cherry desks, and marble-topped tables that once belonged to the collapsed international bank touted the source proudly. It has...

2009-06-09 22:00:00

BOTH HAVE STUDENTS THAT JUST WON $5000 SCHOLARSHIPS FROM IFLY'S CAL-STUDENT-FLIER PROGRAM UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Congratulations are in order for Stanford Student Rick Ramon, and UCLA student team Grace Lee and Jeremiah Choi, as they have been awarded $5000 Scholarships and internships from both iFLY San Francisco Bay, and iFLY Hollywood respectively. iFLY California, which includes both iFLY San Francisco Bay and iFLY Hollywood at Universal CityWalk(R), were...

2009-05-26 10:00:00

Pediatric dermatologist-researcher Alfred Lane, MD, offers sunscreen safety tips 'Sunburns are a sign of ultraviolet radiation damage,' warns Lane STANFORD, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfred Lane, MD, knows that kids love summer and kids love sun. However, Dr. Lane cautions, parents must remember that "there's no such thing as a good tan." View video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6acZo-UPcx (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090526/SF21827) In this new video, Lane...

2009-05-18 11:00:00

Dynamic Duo helps thousands of Bay Area newborns go home safely Prior to hospital fitting, '90% of car seats are not installed properly' STANFORD, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- When Community Services Manager Nancy Sanchez heard that Benjamin Arias and Salvador Vargas had recently installed their record-setting 10,000th car seat, she had a very simple response: "That's why they're called the dynamic duo." (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090518/SF17850) Sort of like Batman...

2009-05-11 11:00:00

STANFORD, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- David Cornfield, MD, the chief of pulmonary, allergy, and critical care medicine at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, has been elected president of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090511/SF14213) Beginning this month, Cornfield is leading the prestigious organization of research-based academic pediatricians for a one-year term. "It's a great honor to be chosen by the Society...

2009-05-11 07:55:35

A hydrogen-rich compound discovered by Stanford researchers is packed with promise of helping overcome one of the biggest hurdles to using hydrogen for fuel--namely, how do you stuff enough hydrogen into a volume that is small enough to be portable and practical for powering a car? The newly discovered material is a high-pressure form of ammonia borane, a solid material which itself is already imbued with ample hydrogen. By working with the parent material at high pressure in an atmosphere...

2009-05-08 09:35:00

 New research findings could lead to faster, smaller and more versatile computer chips.A team of scientists and engineers from Stanford, the University of Florida and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is the first to create one of two basic types of semiconductors using an exotic, new, one-atom-thick material called graphene. The findings could help open the door to computer chips that are not only smaller and hold more memory -- but are also more adept at uploading large files,...


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2012-06-14 07:52:59

Symbol: VEST4 Group: Lichen Family: Verrucariaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Verrucariales Family   Verrucariaceae Genus   Verrucaria Schrad. – wart lichen Species   Verrucaria stanfordii Herre – Stanford's wart lichen

2012-06-14 08:38:16

Symbol: TOST2 Group: Moss Family: Pottiaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   HYST6 Hyophila stanfordensis (Steere) A.J.E. Sm. & H. Whitehouse Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Pottiales Family   Pottiaceae Genus  ...

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2012-06-14 12:30:33

Symbol: POPE2 Group: Dicot Family: Polygonaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N Synonyms:   PEBI4 Persicaria bicornis (Raf.) Nieuwl.   PELO7 Persicaria longistyla (Small) Small   PEMI9 Persicaria mississippiensis (Stanford) Small   PEPE19 Persicaria pensylvanica (L.) Small   PEPED Persicaria pensylvanica (L.) Small var. dura (Stanford) C.F. Reed   POBI11...

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2012-06-14 12:31:12

Symbol: POHY2 Group: Dicot Family: Polygonaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    I PR    N CAN    N Synonyms:   PEHY7 Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small   PEHYB Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small var. breviciliata (Fernald) C.F. Reed   PEHYE Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small var. euronotora (Fernald) C.F. Reed   PEHYO Persicaria hydropiperoides...

2012-06-14 13:10:33

Symbol: PHHER2 Group: Dicot Family: Solanaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: PhysalisheterophyllaNees var.rowelliiStanford distribution:USA(TX) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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