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2009-06-08 14:19:00

WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heather Smith has joined Americans United for Life (AUL) as Director of Communications. Her focus will be to oversee corporate communications including traditional media, internet and new media. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL President & CEO commented: "I am very pleased Heather is joining our team. As a veteran producer of radio, television and film, she brings a wealth of experience and an insider's perspective to our communications efforts."...

2009-05-19 14:22:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Ward has received the Tony Snow Award in recognition of his ongoing support of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Ward, with a personal donation of $1 million last year, helped create the nation's first Training and Rehabilitation Advocacy Center (TRACK), which offers wounded warriors critical services to complete their transition to civilian lives. Ward's personal donation is in addition...

2009-02-25 20:00:00

Entrepreneur Lisa Becker and Army Pilot Robert Cuyler Honored for Comebacks from Ostomy Surgery WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Becker, a young mom and entrepreneur dedicated to improving the lives of other ostomates, was named this year's Great Comebacks(R) National Award recipient and Army helicopter pilot Robert (Bob) Cuyler was named the first recipient of the Tony Snow Public Service Award at a ceremony here this evening. Founded in 1984 by former San Diego Charger and...

2008-07-28 18:00:00

By Ask Dr. Ramo BARRY RAMO For the Journal Days after Tony Snow, President Bush's former press secretary, died from colon cancer, my 55-year-old patient explained to me that she felt very safe from developing the disease because she didn't have a single family member with colon cancer. Snow's mother died of the disease at age 38 and my patient thought the disease only developed if it ran in the family. She was wrong. Every year, 100,000 people develop rectal cancer and nearly 50,000...

2008-07-23 09:00:21

Two days before former White House spokesman Tony Snow died of colon cancer, I went in for my first screening. Snow was only 53 when he died on July 12. He'd been diagnosed in 2005, and his colon was removed. He underwent six months of chemotherapy, but the cancer returned in March of 2007. It had spread to his liver. Snow had a family history of colorectal cancer. The disease took his mother when Snow was only 17. None of that played a part in my finally making an appointment with the...

2008-07-17 15:00:43

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 10:16 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Archbishop Wuerl, Father O'Connell, Mr. Vice President, members of the Cabinet and my administration, members of Congress, distinguished guests; most importantly, the Snow family, Jill, Robbie, Kendall, Kristi and Jim, and other family members; former colleagues of Tony. Laura and I are privileged to join you today to pay our final respects to a cherished friend. Tony Snow was a man of...

2008-07-16 09:00:00

As a two-time cancer survivor, I would love to see Tony Snow's tragic death last week help raise awareness about colorectal cancer. The former White House press secretary was just three years younger than me and I know all too well how tough his battle was. Sadly, it's one that 50,000 Americans lose each year. When famous people like Snow or journalist Tim Russert pass away, their deaths often inspire news coverage about their particular disease. That's good because it helps educate the...

2008-07-13 18:00:06

U.S. President George Bush said Sunday he was saddened to hear of the death of former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow. The president said Snow, who served as Bush's third press secretary until last September, had been a dedicated public servant who loved his country and family. Tony, you know, worked with us and made a lot of friends here in the White House, and Laura and I are -- we're really saddened by his death, said Bush, referring to his wife Laura Bush. Snow was forced to...

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2008-07-13 00:00:00

By Douglas K Daniel WASHINGTON -- Tony Snow, a conservative writer and commentator who cheerfully sparred with reporters in the White House briefing room during a stint as President Bush's press secretary, died today of colon cancer. He was 53. "America has lost a devoted public servant and a man of character," President Bush said in a statement from Camp David, where he was spending the weekend. "It was a joy to watch Tony at the podium each day. He brought wit, grace, and a great love of...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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