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2011-05-20 16:59:00

Albany, NY, Rochester, NY, Denton, TX, Racine, WI and Pembroke Pines, FL Helping to Promote Water Quality in America's Cities WASHINGTON, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five cities were selected today as finalists in The U.S. Conference of Mayors 2011 Best Tasting City Water in America contest following the preliminary round of competition held at the USCM headquarters in Washington, D.C. The five cities are: Albany, NY; Denton, TX; Racine, WI; Rochester, NY; and, Pembroke...

2011-05-18 09:58:00

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces: 2011 City Water Taste Test Competition Promoting The Quality of Water in American Cities WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is hosting the preliminary round of the 2011 Best Tasting City Water in America competition on Friday, May 20 at its headquarter office in Washington, D.C. Sponsored this year by American Water Works, the blind taste test competition provides an opportunity for cities to...

2011-04-29 16:57:00

Summit on Smart City Design Identifies Challenges, Opportunities and Funding Sources Chicago, April 27-29, 2011 CHICAGO, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 300 designers, architects, and mayors came together in Chicago for the largest ever city design summit, working together to produce the blueprint for the USA, which is smart investing and smart design for American cities. Celebrating the Mayors Institute of City Design (MICD) - a partnership between the National Endowment of...

2011-04-29 17:04:00

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to Speak at National Press Club WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release a 176-city survey focusing on local transportation infrastructure investments on Tuesday, May 3, at the National Press Club. Atlanta (GA) Mayor Kasim Reed, USCM Transportation Committee Chair, will deliver the survey findings. Given the economic problems facing the nation, mayors believe it is more important than ever...

2011-04-27 10:43:00

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to Speak at National Press Club WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Conference of Mayors to release a new survey of its membership focused on metropolitan transportation investments. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will speak at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in the National Press Building, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C. Two-thirds of U.S. residents live in metropolitan areas, home to the...

2011-04-22 16:16:00

Event Brings Together Mayors, Obama Cabinet Members, Top Design Professionals, and Special Guests to Examine the State of U.S. Cities and the Power of Arts & Design Key sessions to be live webcast** WASHINGTON, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 50 Mayors and design and development experts will convene at the Chicago Hilton April 27-29 for a National Summit on City Design to identify challenges, opportunities and funding sources for cities that work well....

2011-04-07 10:15:00

Unveil Documentary On Recall Elections Across Country WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling recent efforts to unseat elected officials during their terms "destructive" and "costly," The United States Conference of Mayors is launching a public awareness initiative called Recall Fever: Stop The Madness, and tackling one of the most volatile issues facing public officials at all levels of government -- the growing movement around the country to enact recalls. USCM...

2011-04-06 17:25:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Taking a look at several recent recall elections, The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release an original documentary titled "Recall Fever" on local recall efforts and the growing movement around the country to enact recalls on the mayoral level. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110125/MM36443LOGO) Featuring the mayors of Akron, OH, Chattanooga, TN and Omaha, NE, "Recall Fever" will be shown at the National...

2011-03-29 16:08:00

America Fast Forward Initiative Calls for TIFIA Expansion to Create Nearly One Million Jobs Nationwide WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Conference of Mayors Vice President Los Angeles, CA, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, will join Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and...

2011-01-25 21:28:00

Statement From The U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Burnsville, MN Mayor Elizabeth Kautz WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The nation's mayors are pleased that President Obama spoke about unity and bipartisanship as we move forward to solve the challenges facing America and address this country's deteriorating infrastructure. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110125/MM36443LOGO) "For years, The U.S. Conference of Mayors has pushed infrastructure...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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