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2009-02-03 10:01:00

CLEVELAND, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Prayers From Maria - Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation will be hosting its second annual Sunflower Soiree. WHAT: The Sunflower Soiree WHEN: 7 p.m. - 1 a.m., Saturday, February 21, 2009 WHERE: The Corner Alley, 402 Euclid Ave., Downtown Cleveland PRICE: $100.00/person HOW: Contact Tara (330.819.7280) or Rosalie (216.536.5795) or email taraandrosalie@prayersfrommaria.org. The first Sunflower Soiree had a crowd...

2008-09-29 09:00:34

Your article regarding music therapy sessions at the Concord Community Music School was very informative and well-written ("Tuning up," Monitor A&E page, Sept. 11). It is nice to see an article that portrays people with disabilities and the people they are connecting with in our community in such a positive light. I am writing to inform the public about another musical group that the Concord Community Music School hosts that also includes people with disabilities. The Sunflower Singers...

2008-08-13 21:00:24

Excerpt from report by state-run Iranian radio external service from Mashhad on 12 August [Presenter] The prices of some foodstuffs have risen in Uzbekistan as a result of a drought. Our correspondent in Tashkent, Horun Abdurashid, has more details. [Passage omitted: the prices of foodstuffs have gone up in the world as more crops are being used for producing alternative fuel, the correspondent says] [Correspondent] Vegetable oil is one of the essential foodstuffs and the rise in...

2008-08-05 18:00:24

VIEW More photos, video of the China Cat Sunflower Festival. Jacksonville.com (c) 2008 Florida Times Union. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-28 12:00:50

Page Morgan-Draper still shops at her local Albuquerque Whole Foods (WFMI). But, says the mother of two: "We're not made of money." That's one of the reasons she stops at a Sunflower Farmers Market on her way home from work three days a week. The fast-growing chain of grocery stores in five Western and Southwestern states specializes in produce, much of it organic, bought directly from farmers and sold at almost Wal-Mart (WMT) like prices -- two pounds of organic broccoli for $3 and 99% for a...

2008-07-17 03:00:21

By David Klepper, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 17--TOPEKA -- Because state lawmakers couldn't help, a western Kansas utility has taken its fight to build two new coal-fired power plants to court. Sunflower Electric Power Corp. hopes the Kansas Supreme Court will overturn a state regulator's rejection of its project. But that may be too late to head off another fight in the Legislature next year. A judge in Finney County on Tuesday dismissed two of Sunflower's lawsuits, saying he...

2008-07-13 18:00:26

By Kelly Kazek, The News Courier, Athens, Ala. Jul. 13--Limestone County farmers are thinking of ways to turn their crops to gold. Most every corner of the county has been awash in bright yellow hues since April when the Bridgeforth family's canola crops began to bloom, soon followed by Nobie Daly's acres of sunflowers. While the sunny colors often draw smiles from passersby, the farmers have more practical results in mind: The Bridgeforths are selling crops for oil and Daly will sell...

2008-05-08 09:05:00

Research shows benefits, detriments of silicon supplements for ornamental flowersVibrant, showy sunflowers are revered worldwide for their beauty and versatility. While many varieties of sunflower are grown specifically for their nutritional benefits, ornamental sunflowers have become standards for commercial growers and everyday gardeners. As sunflowers' popularity grows, scientists are looking for new supplements and growing methods to enhance production and quality of this celebrated...

2008-04-29 11:30:00

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati and Florida State University have confirmed evidence of domesticated sunflower in Mexico "” 4,000 years before what had been previously believed. "People sometimes ask "What is the big deal about sunflower?" says David Lentz, professor of biological sciences and executive director of the Center for Field Studies in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Lentz worked with Mary Pohl from Florida State...

2006-06-14 01:31:59

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three of the original Beach Boys appeared together in public for the first time in a decade on Tuesday to toast their musical legacy and hinted at the possibility of a reunion performance. Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine, along with Bruce Johnston, who joined the touring lineup in 1965, gathered on top of the Capitol Records office tower for the presentation of double-platinum plaques marking U.S. sales of more than 2 million copies of...

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2005-06-23 11:53:34

The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the family Asteraceae. The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 meters tall and the large flower head can reach up to 30cm in diameter. The sunflower is notable for turning to face the Sun, a behavior known as heliotropism. History Sunflowers are native to the Americas, and were domesticated around 1000 B.C. Francisco Pizarro found the Inca subjects venerating the sunflower as an image of their sun god, and gold images of the...

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