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2009-01-27 07:03:00

MANORVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been named "Honoree of the Year '09" by the Independent Group Home Living Foundation (IGHL; www.ighl.org), a Manorville, New York-based not-for-profit organization providing programs, services and support for people with developmental disabilities in New York State. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090127/NY62695 ) According to Walter W. Stockton, IGHL's Chief Executive Officer, "Governor Palin is a...

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2009-01-21 15:57:09

President Barack Obama's White House went online Tuesday, with the administration pledging the new site will serve as a "window for all Americans into the business of the government." The Web site, www.whitehouse.gov, "will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world," wrote White House Director of New Media, Macon Phillips, on a blog posting. The new site replaced that of former president George W. Bush's administration at...

2009-01-20 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President James Williams: "The men and women of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades congratulate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. "Their campaign for change has already brought renewed hope to a country in the midst of one of its most challenging times in history. We now look forward to the inspired leadership of...

2009-01-18 10:19:17

Noted poet Elizabeth Alexander said the poem she created for U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration will not contain any particular themes. The Yale University professor of African American Studies said while many of her prior poems have focused on themes of politics and race, the poem she created for Tuesday's ceremony in Washington is focused on language, not issues, the Houston Chronicle said Sunday. Poetry is meant to do something different. Even when it is powerful and direct,...

2009-01-17 14:34:02

Pop singer Nick Jonas says he lost a ping-pong game to the young daughters of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. The 16-year-old member of the boy band, the Jonas Brothers, said the ping-pong game occurred as he was waiting backstage at The Ellen DeGeneres Show with Obama daughters Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, People.com reported Friday. But Jonas's brother, Joe, hinted the daughters of the next U.S. president had a bit of an advantage on Nick. (There was) a little pressure with the 25 Secret...

2009-01-17 11:35:04

Will Smith joked at a London movie premiere that he would be open to playing U.S. President-elect Barack Obama in a film if Obama ordered him. If I am ordered by my commander in chief to star in a film about him, I will do my duty as an American, Smith said while in town for the first showing of his Seven Pounds Thursday, The Daily Telegraph reported. The 40-year-old U.S. actor also expressed no interest in ever following in Obama's footsteps with a presidential run. If we were in the White...

2009-01-17 11:23:36

The exclusive TV rights for events taking place in conjunction with the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama have been sold, an official says. Presidential Inaugural Committee representative Linda Douglass said TV networks paid more than $5 million for the rights to carry the inaugural events, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The cable channel HBO paid $2.5 million for the rights to an inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial Sunday. Obama and Vice President-elect Joe...

2009-01-16 18:00:00

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steven Joseph Christopher was arrested by agents of the United States Secret Service today for making threats against President-Elect Barack Obama, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced. Christopher, who is from Wisconsin, was arrested in Brookhaven, Miss. Christopher made threats against President-Elect Barack Obama on an internet chat forum on Jan. 11, 15 and 16, 2009. "Threats against the President-Elect will be taken very seriously,"...

2009-01-16 15:02:56

Legoland California unveiled its latest mammoth Lego block sculpture Friday -- a pre-enactment of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. Among the more than one thousand people represented in the display are the Obama family, Vice President-elect Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, outgoing President George W. Bush and Oprah Winfrey, XETV, San Diego, reported. Britain's The Daily Telegraph said Lego brick representations of Aretha Franklin and Bill and Hillary Clinton are also among those...

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2009-01-15 11:05:00

Speculation erupted on Wednesday due to new reports that President-elect Barack Obama may be considering his new appointee to take over as NASA chief. Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Jonathan "Scott" Gration is unknown to people close to NASA, but he shares a close personal relationship with incoming president Obama. Gration accompanied Obama during a trip through Africa, about which he said: "in the shadow of Nelson Mandela's prison cell, I saw a leader with the understanding to build new...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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