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2014-04-06 00:22:56

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MILK INSPECTION Profile America -- Sunday, April 6th.( )On this date in 1859, Massachusetts established the first state milk inspection program. An inspector of milk was appointed in August that year, operating from Boston, and whose primary efforts were to suppress so-called "swill milk," the...

2014-04-05 00:20:10

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO RIDING ON AIR Profile America -- Saturday, April 5th. One of the most desirable cars in automobile showrooms across the U.S. in 1954 was the Packard. The new models were the first to be equipped with a feature that soon swept the industry -- the tubeless tire. The idea had been patented more than...

2014-04-04 00:21:24

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FUEL EFFICIENCY Profile America -- Friday, April 4th.( )Perhaps most people are now familiar with the data processing expression "garbage in -- garbage out." In these days of intensive search for alternative ways to generate power, the words have become "garbage in -- energy out," as a number of...

2014-04-03 12:26:47

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 The NCAA Final Four women's college basketball games will be played April 6 and April 8 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament has been held annually since 1982; it was one of 12 women's sports added to the NCAA championship program for the 1981-82 school year. Since 2003, the championship game has been played on the Tuesday following Monday's men's championship game. To commemorate this occasion, the Census...

2014-04-02 16:25:26

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Eight of 21 urban school districts tested for math and reading in the National Assessment of Educational Progress at grades 4 and 8 scored higher in 2013 than 2011. Find out more on April 4 at approximately 8:20-9 a.m. EDT as Peggy G. Carr, associate commissioner for assessment for the National Center for...

2014-04-02 00:22:24

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST FEDERAL BUILDING Profile America -- Wednesday, April 2nd. Critics of federal spending initiatives often allude with some disdain to the government's ability to create money. It's pure coincidence, though, that the first federal building commissioned under the country's new constitution was...

2014-04-01 16:23:36

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NCAA Final Four men's college basketball games will be played April 5 and April 7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Sometimes known as March Madness or the Big Dance, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament has grown from an eight-team tournament in 1939 to a 68-team, single-elimination playoff with mass appeal. The semifinals and championship games are each expecting more than 100,000 fans, and about 15 million...

2014-04-01 00:21:40

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CIGARETTE ADS BANNED Profile America -- Tuesday, April 1st(.)( )Broadcast advertising saw a major change on this date in 1970 as President Nixon signed a bill into law prohibiting cigarette advertising on the nation's airwaves. The ban went into effect on January 1st of the following year -- the...

2014-03-28 12:24:16

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This working paper shows how Hispanics reported their race on the 2010 Census questionnaire, with a unique emphasis on Hispanics who self-reported their origin. The paper provides an overall demographic description of the Latino population and examines different responses to the race question by selected...

2014-03-28 00:21:52

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO THREE MILE ISLAND Profile America -- Friday, March 28th. One of the most frightening industrial accidents in the U.S. occurred on this date in 1979 at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant on the Susquehanna River, south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A cascade of alarms and emergency responses...