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2014-07-18 23:06:10

Fall from historic roof caused by employer’s failure to comply with historic scaffold law, complaint alleged. ALBANY, New York (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Three years after Chad Scribner fell off the roof of the Capitol Building in Albany, a New York State Court of Claims judge has issued a 20-page decision, finding that, in violation of New York’s “Scaffold Law,” Mr. Scribner was not provided any safety device to prevent him from falling, the law firm of Powers & Santola, LLP,...

2014-05-12 08:38:08

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The investment of time and money in obtaining a graduate degree is a huge decision. Students agree that it better be relevant to your life and it better be worth it. This takes us to Capitol College in Laurel, Maryland, which highlights its hands-on approach to education. Capitol prides itself on its success rate in preparing students for the rapidly evolving job market in fields such as technology, engineering and business. Talk to some of...

2014-05-05 16:30:17

Chetek, Wisconsin Student Honored for Exemplary Essay WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Capitol Historical Society is pleased to announce that Claire Carol Knutson, a sixth grade student at Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School/Middle School has been named one of the winners of the 2013 Making Democracy Work Student Essay Contest. Claire was awarded Third Place in the Junior Division and earned a cash prize of $250. "The US Capitol Historical Society is pleased to...

2014-04-15 12:27:42

Three-day passes on sale today at 9 a.m. through April 17 for $99, April 18 through April 28 for $115, and April 29 until festival for $125 SEATTLE, Wash., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP) today announced the main acts for the 2014 music festival happening July 25-27. Headliners include acclaimed New York rapper A$AP Rocky, Canadian electro-funk producers Chromeo, party-starting duo Matt and Kim, and Indie rock veterans Spoon. Along with these artists, fans will...

2014-02-05 23:24:18

Community leaders from across the country will meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from over 40 states during CADCA’s 24th National Leadership Forum. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Community leaders from across the country, including the Washington, D.C. metro area, are headed to Capitol Hill today, Feb. 5th to meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from more than 40 states to educate them about critical substance abuse issues. These Congressional meetings are...

2014-01-29 08:31:06

Nation's Largest Gathering of People with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders Influencing Public Policy in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association assembled key corporate sponsors for a leadership meeting this past Tuesday in preparation for the 2014 Roll on Capitol Hill, its annual legislative advocacy event that addresses issues that affect the health, independence and quality of life of individuals living with spinal cord injury or...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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