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2011-10-11 16:00:00

Fitness4HomeOnline.com, a division of Arizonaâs top-rated specialty fitness dealer Fitness 4 Home Superstore, announces free shipping on the Diamondback 1260ef Elliptical through October 15, 2011. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 Fitness4HomeOnline.com, a division of Arizonaâs top-rated specialty fitness dealer Fitness 4 Home Superstore, announces free shipping on the Diamondback 1260ef Elliptical through October 15, 2011. This model has been rated the number...

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2009-07-13 16:00:00

Ohio's self-proclaimed Roller Coaster Mama has become the first to log 500 rides on the Diamondback coaster at Kings Island in the city of Mason. Darlene Bell, 52, of Dayton, marked the 500-ride milestone Saturday and by Sunday her total had risen to 522 rides on the roller coaster in 29 visits to the park, the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News reported Monday. Bell, who said she has been a regular at Kings Island since it opened in 1972, said her eventual goal is to ride the Diamondback a total 1,000...

2008-10-09 18:00:36

For long, long stretches, it may seem as if we never bring you any good news about the Chesapeake Bay. But we did on Sunday. True, we weren't able to report that the state reptile, the diamondback terrapin, is making a comeback. We couldn't even say that the state has come up with a terrapin management plan - the Department of Natural Resources is bringing together experts to work on such a document soon. But with commercial harvesting of the turtles suspended for more than a year now and...


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2007-02-12 21:53:31

The Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, is a species of turtle native to the brackish coastal swamps of the eastern and southern United States. They are found from as far north as Cape Cod, Massachusetts to as far south as Corpus Christi, Texas. The species is named for the diamond pattern on top of its shell, but the pattern and coloration varies greatly by species. The coloring of the shell can vary from browns to grays, and their body color can be gray, brown, yellow, or white....

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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