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2011-08-12 09:24:00

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Kent County Big Brothers Big Sisters enjoyed a West Michigan Whitecaps ballgame on August 11 as guests of MISS DIG and local utility companies Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, SEMCO and Wolverine Pipe Line Company. August 11 is 8/11 on the calendar, a natural reminder for people to call 811 before digging. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110812/DE51554 ) Fifty Big Brothers Big Sisters and their little partners...

2011-08-11 10:11:00

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- August 11th and August 2011 (8/11) serve as natural reminders for homeowners and professional contractors in Illinois to simply call JULIE, Inc. (JULIE) at 8-1-1 prior to any type of digging project to avoid personal injury and repair costs and to keep communities free of utility damage and inconvenient outages. This is a free call and service. A recent report released by the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) indicated an underground utility line is...

2011-08-11 12:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks National 811 day and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E) is reminding customers to "call 811 before they dig" prior to starting any digging projects to avoid damaging hidden gas lines and injury. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110106/MM26476LOGO) "During the warmer months, many homeowners begin projects which require digging on their property such as installing a mailbox, putting up a new wall or fence, building a...

2011-08-11 09:07:00

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania One Call System hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, serves as a reminder for residents to dial 8-1-1 prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This comes on the heels of a recent report by the Common Ground Alliance, which determined an underground utility line is damaged during digging projects every three minutes nationwide. When dialing 8-1-1 in Pennsylvania, homeowners and contractors are...

2011-08-11 08:48:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- So far this year, about 45 damages to Virginia Natural Gas pipelines were caused by digging that could have been prevented if a homeowner or professional contractor dialed 8-1-1 two days prior to digging to have buried utilities' facilities marked. Today - 8/11 - Virginia Natural Gas is reminding everyone to Call Miss Utility of Virginia at 8-1-1 before they begin any excavation project to request facilities marked. The...

2011-08-11 08:43:00

UNION, N.J., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- So far this year, 16 incidents of damage to Elizabethtown Gas pipelines, costing time and money, could have been prevented if the homeowner or professional contractor dialed 8-1-1 prior to digging. Elizabethtown Gas is reminding everyone today - 8/11 - to dial 8-1-1 before starting any landscaping and outdoor projects that require digging or excavating. The Call-Before-You-Dig hotline reminder promotes National 811 Day, a day set aside to...

2011-08-11 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is committed to safety and is reminding customers to "call 811 before you dig" in the garden or at construction sites. Calling 811 or Underground Service Alert will help customers to avoid possible injury or damage to hidden gas lines or service interruption. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110110/MM27708LOGO) Even if customers are doing relatively minor projects such as putting up a new wall or...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.