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2008-07-09 18:00:18

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Brendan Daly or Nadeam Elshami, both of the Office of the Speaker of the House, +1-202-226-7616 WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the floor this afternoon in support of H.R.

2008-07-09 18:00:18

The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday passed a measure that would create an emergency fund to be used in the event of catastrophic wildfires. Rep.

2008-06-14 03:00:17

By JAMIE C RUFF Firefighting is hands-on, and so is much of its instruction. So when Paul Stoneburner of the Charlottesville office of the Virginia Department of Forestry was lead instructor for a power-saw class, it was in the woods and his students came ready to get dirty.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.