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2009-05-15 11:01:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of 15 investigative bloggers at InvestigativeMommyBlogger.com reported that small children were rushed to emergency rooms an estimated 23,628 times because of shopping cart injuries in the U.S. in 2007 alone. Since so many plummet head-first to the floor, sidewalk or parking lot, two-thirds of those children had head injuries. The report reveals that shopping carts sent more children age 5 and under to the hospital than cribs, high chairs,...

2009-04-21 09:30:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jones Walker is pleased to announce that Marjorie A. McKeithen, APLC has affiliated with the firm as of counsel, working with the firm's Energy Industry and Government Relations teams. She will serve as an independent contractor and practice from the firm's New Orleans office. Ms. McKeithen affiliates with the firm after serving as Secretary for the Louisiana Mineral Board and Assistant Secretary to the Louisiana Department of Natural...

2009-04-02 14:26:44

Chemists at New York University and Harvard University have created a bipedal, autonomous DNA "walker" that can mimic a cell's transportation system. The device, which marks a step toward more complex synthetic molecular motor systems, is described in the most recent issue of the journal Science. For a video demonstration of the walker, go to http://www.nyu.edu/public.affairs/videos/qtime/biped_movie.mov.Two fundamental components of life's building blocks are DNA, which encodes instructions...

2009-03-26 10:41:00

INDIANAPOLIS, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, a galaxy far, far away comes to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis when STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Exhibition opens March 23. The visual exhibition features artwork, costumes and other pieces used in the concept and production for STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, the first-ever animated feature and television series from Lucasfilm Animation. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/childrensmuseum/37330/...

2009-01-15 19:03:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Compressor Engineering Corporation (CECO) and CECO Pipeline Services have expanded their production, repair and pipeline construction operations with 44,000 square feet of new facilities in Walker, Louisiana, including offices, a parts warehouse, machine shop and equipment staging area. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090115/LA59701) Walker, Louisiana is a thriving community in Livingston Parish, located outside of Baton Rouge and just west...

2009-01-07 08:30:00

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jones Walker is pleased to announce the appointment of two of its attorneys to positions in an Order of the British Crown that has been in existence since the 11th century. Herschel L. Abbott, Jr., Special Counsel in the New Orleans office of Jones Walker, was recently invested into the Order of St. John, and Palmer C. Hamilton, a Partner in the firm's Mobile and Washington offices, was appointed a member of the Chapter of the American Priory of...

2008-11-07 09:00:20

Kentucky USA Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: KYUS), an early stage natural gas exploration and production company, announced today that the Company has commenced drilling at two additional well locations on its leasehold in western Kentucky. Drilling rigs have rigged up and spudded-in at the Hunter Wells #1 and Francis Grace #2 locations. Drilling at the J&J Johnston #1 well is still suspended due to a mechanical breakdown on the drilling rig and the drilling contractor is waiting for a replacement...

2008-10-27 15:00:24

Kentucky USA Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: KYUS), an early stage natural gas exploration and production company, announced today a drilling update on its New Albany Shale project. The Company has commenced drilling at the Walker #1 location and drilling is presently at a depth of 1170 feet. The Company expects to reach total depth ("TD") on this well early this week. The Walker #1 well was originally designated for drilling in May but spudding-in was delayed because of permitting matters. Due to a...

2008-10-07 03:00:20

By McIntosh, Kent Flannery, K Brigid; Sugai, George; Braun, Drew H; Cochrane, Krysta L Given the increased risk factors in the transition from middle school to high school, this study tracked academic and school discipline records for students receiving general and special education services as they transitioned from Grade 8 to Grade 9. The authors employed analysis of variance and structural equation modeling to determine the significance and strength of the relationship between academic...

2008-09-19 03:00:25

By Jolley, David W Widdowson, Mike; Self, Stephen Abstract: Research from biological and geological sources has highlighted the role of volcanoes in the outgassing of P, and thermal fixation and subsequent atmospheric oxidation of NO^sub x^ in volcanic environments. The impact of these nutrient fluxes on biological systems has been demonstrated on present-day Hawai'i, and here we consider the impact on the plant communities within a large igneous province (LIP). The Miocene Columbia River...


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2012-06-18 08:08:14

Symbol: CAWAW2 Group: Dicot Family: Onagraceae Duration: Annual Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   CLWA4 Clylismia walkeri A. Nelson   OEMUO Oenothera multijuga S. Watson var. orientalis Munz   OEWA Oenothera walkeri (A. Nelson) P.H. Raven Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CO, NM Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'