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2011-06-15 15:06:00

Minnesotans join 315 athletes and 125 coaches from Special Olympics Team USA as they journey to Greece for the country's largest sporting event of the year MINNEAPOLIS, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of rigorous training and preparation, eight Special Olympics Minnesota athletes and two coaches will depart Saturday for the most spectacular sporting event happening this year -- Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011, where they will compete as part of...

2011-05-05 15:56:00

CINCINNATI, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), proud partner of Special Olympics for 31 years, announced today a program that honors Special Olympics moms by supporting their sons and daughters with a gift to Special Olympics of $250,000 to support local programs and services. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/pgspecialolympics/49549/ (Photo:...

2009-02-11 18:57:00

BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Special Olympics found that based on their reported level of physical activity, Special Olympics athletes are more physically active than members of the general population in the United States. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Healthy Athletes venue at the World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho on Thursday, February 12, 2009. He will meet with athletes being screened for vision, and...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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