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2009-03-13 14:44:00

WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, described by Forbes magazine as "the ultimate thinking machine" will join wellness legislative leader Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), health and wellness expert Dr. Deepak Chopra, diet guru Dr. Dean Ornish, PepsiCo Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Mehmood Khan and three dozen other national thought leaders at the March 16th conference on Race and Reconciliation in America: Health and Wellness...

2009-03-12 12:11:00

80 jurisdictions nationwide already adopted complete streets policies WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans nationwide could face less traffic congestion and cut their transportation costs if Congress passes legislation introduced today by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), "The Complete Streets Act of 2009." U.S. Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the bill last night in the U.S. House of Representatives. A complete street takes into account all users of the...

2009-01-15 15:31:00

Landmark Legislation Will Promote Collaborative Research, Rehabilitation and Quality of Life Initiatives for Millions Living with Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injuries SHORT HILLS, N.J., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the national, non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures and treatments for spinal cord injuries and improving the lives of people living with paralysis, applauds the United States Senate for passing the Christopher and Dana...

2009-01-14 13:11:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edward Long, Ph.D., an expert in health appropriations and policy, has joined Van Scoyoc Associates Inc., Washington's largest independent government affairs firm. "We've been following Ed's work, with admiration, for many years. Nobody in town knows more about health care research and public health policy. We're thrilled to have him join our firm and strengthen our health practice," said H. Stewart "Stu" Van Scoyoc, President of the firm....

2008-10-08 12:00:37

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is endorsing Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), a four-term incumbent representing Iowa, for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Bruce Roberts, RPh, executive vice president and CEO of NCPA, issued the following statement: "Senator Tom Harkin is a powerful advocate for Iowa and America's community pharmacies and the patients they serve. That is why the National Community Pharmacists Association...

2008-09-10 00:00:26

By Deborah Orr IT WILL not be of great consolation to the 14-year-old girl who was raped twice at knifepoint by Darren Harkin last February, or to her angry family - and nor should it be. But Harkin's is likely to be a landmark case, one that will reveal worrying failures of "joined-up thinking" in the Government's reorganisation of the criminal justice system, particularly when it is dealing with the criminal behaviour of the mentally ill. The 21-year-old, who savagely killed his baby...

2008-09-03 00:00:19

By Courtney Blanchard Semi-trucks rolled down Main Street, followed by marching bands and tractors. Sheet metal workers passed out candy to children sitting on the curb. A small brown terrier shook as the Patriot Guard roared by on motorcycles, and a little girl reached down to cover the puppy's ears.At Monday morning's Labor Day parade, there weren't a lot of floats or flowers. Instead, union members, retirees, Democrats and Republicans packed the parade route."Labor Day is a day that we...

2008-08-04 00:00:21

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, will be in Dubuque on Tuesday, Aug. 5, meeting with his constituents and touring the Crescent Community Health Center. The public is invited to a meeting with Harkin at 12:30 p.m. at the 180Main restaurant, 180 Main St. The senator will be discussing the projects and issues in Washington that affect Iowans. At 2:15 p.m., Harkin is scheduled to tour the health center at 1789 Elm St. (c) 2008 Telegraph - Herald (Dubuque). Provided by ProQuest Information and...

2008-07-30 21:00:34

By Joseph Morton, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 30--WASHINGTON -- The role of ethanol in rising food costs will be at the heart of a Senate Agriculture Committee field hearing in Omaha next month. In announcing the Aug. 18 hearing, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., said Wednesday that the committee chairman, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, agreed to hold it in the face of what Nelson called an ongoing "smear campaign" against ethanol. Harkin plans to attend, an aide said. Ethanol plants have been...

2008-07-28 00:00:34

By MARY RAE BRAGG Encouraging news for Dubuque's passenger train proponents: Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, is going to be on the conference committee charged with reconciling differences between the House and Senate versions of the Amtrak Reauthorization bill. Braley announced his appointment to the committee Friday, saying he's excited to support Iowa's passenger rail needs. "With gas prices now over $4 per gallon, it's time to invest in alternative forms of transportation," Braley said in...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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