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2009-05-22 07:40:00

New Web Site, www.foodsafetyworkinggroup.gov, Will Serve as Hub for Citizens and Stakeholders to Stay Informed and Provide Input Responding to President Obama's directive to upgrade the nation's food safety system, the White House Food Safety Working Group, led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, launched a Web site to provide information about the group's activities and progress. "The Working Group will be an important tool for...


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2008-06-03 17:25:13

The Pyrenean Shepherd originated in the Pyrenees Mountains in the south of France during medieval times. It was bred for the purpose of herding livestock, and generally worked in conjunction with the Great Pyrenees. The breed is the smallest of the French herding dogs, but is still little known, only gaining national recognition in its country of origin following World War I. The breed is not only an excellent herder but also an efficient courier, search and rescue dog, water dog, and company...

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2007-12-18 10:48:36

The Akita Inu or Akita Ken is a large breed of dog standing 26 to 28 inches at the shoulders and weighing 75 to 120 pounds. The breed originated in Japan and is accepted there in only five colors: fawn, sesame, brindle, red and pure white. Each of these must have whitish hair on the sides of the muzzle, cheeks, neck, chest, body and tail. The American Akita can be any color. These dogs are classified in the working group, even though the breed's ancestors were used for fighting and...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.