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2010-05-06 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his testimony before Congress on May 5, American Legion staffer Joe Wilson reminded congress that one of the Legion's top priorities is "to assure that long overdue, major epidemiological studies of Vietnam veterans, who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange, are carried out." Wilson, deputy director of The American Legion's Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division, reminded the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs that The...

2010-02-23 13:16:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the nation involved in two wars and facing continuing threats of terrorism, USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy presents TOP SECRET TALKS, a timely examination of the tension between the government's need for secrecy and the public's right to know, in conjunction with the New York production of Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers. "We hope that the series of Top Secret Talks will engage New Yorkers...

2010-02-17 10:58:00

MEDIA ADVISORY - NEW DATE (Rescheduled from blizzard) FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 10:00 A.M., NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, Zenger Room, 14th and F Streets NW, 13th Floor; McCaffrey to issue written report WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey (USA, Ret), San Antonio Spurs Owner Peter Holt, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund President Jan Scruggs will report on a week-long trip of a delegation of Vietnam veterans and their families to Vietnam, at a National Press...

2009-10-15 13:51:14

Americans think locally when they consider whether the loss of U.S. troops overseas warrants troop withdrawals, a new nationwide study suggests. Researchers found that people were more likely to support withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq if one or more soldiers from their home state were killed there within the past two to three weeks. That was true regardless of how many soldiers from other parts of the country had been killed recently, or how many total national casualties had occurred. "If...

2009-10-13 13:41:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion's national commander says he is pleased by the Department of Veterans Affairs' just announced recognition of the herbicide Agent Orange as a culprit in three more illnesses plaguing Vietnam veterans. The VA's decision was in reaction to the latest in a series of "Veterans and Agent Orange" reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). "The VA's establishment of exposure to Agent Orange as a contributor to hairy cell...

2009-10-13 07:40:00

Parkinson's Disease, Two Other Illnesses Recognized WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Relying on an independent study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki decided to establish a service-connection for Vietnam Veterans with three specific illnesses based on the latest evidence of an association with the herbicides referred to as Agent Orange. The illnesses affected by the recent decision are B cell leukemias, such as hairy cell...

2009-09-15 07:00:00

HANOI, Vietnam, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cavico Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: CAVO), a leading infrastructure development company based in Vietnam, today announced that it has received approval from Laos' Ministry of Planning and Investment to register and form Cavico Muong Hom LLC in Laos. Cavico Muong Hom's offices will be located at Phon Si Nuon village, Muong Sisattanak, in Laos' capital of Vientiane. Cavico Muong Hom LLC is a joint venture between Muong Hom Mining LLC (20%), Lao...

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2009-07-25 08:25:00

A report from the Institute of Medicine finds suggestive evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War can be linked to an increased chance of developing heart problems and Parkinson's disease for Vietnam veterans. The study, sponsored by the Veterans Affairs Department, indicated that there was a greater connection between the chemicals used and health risks to Vietnam veterans than was previously thought. Agent Orange got its name from the color of...

2009-07-24 11:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After reviewing scientific studies of the past few years, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has determined there is "limited or suggestive evidence" of an association between Parkinson's disease and ischemic heart disease with exposure to Agent Orange. "We thank the IOM for their efforts and applaud them for their conclusions," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). "Now, we urge...

2009-07-23 16:07:34

A Vietnam-born Texas man said he is 1,000 miles into his walk across the United States, which is aimed at promoting faith and pride in the country. Sinh Tho Nguyen, 40, said he began his walk June 10 in Atlantic Beach, Fla., and has arrived at Fort Worth, Texas, for a week's stay at home until he restarts his trek to San Diego, The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday. Nguyen, whose father was a U.S. soldier in Vietnam who he never met, said he is not being paid or raising any money with his...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • 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.
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