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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for Feb. 21.



WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau Noun 1. Census Bureau - the bureau of the Commerce Department responsible for taking the census; provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States
Bureau of the Census
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21: MISSING SHOPPING CARTS

Profile America -- Wednesday, February 21st. We've all seen them and wondered how they got there -- a supermarket shopping cart, sitting forlornly for·lorn  
adj.
1.
a. Appearing sad or lonely because deserted or abandoned.

b. Forsaken or deprived: forlorn of all hope.

2.
 along a residential street, far from the nearest grocery store. Was it a prank, or someone who walked to the store and bought more than they could carry? Either way, this is Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month -- including milk crates Crates (krā`tēz), fl. 449 B.C., Athenian comic dramatist. He is said to have introduced into comedy themes other than those of personal satire, and he was one of the first to show the comic possibilities of the drunkard.  and bread trays. The idea is for consumers to avoid the increased food prices that result when store owners have to replace stolen equipment. And supermarkets play a big role in everyday life. There are more than 6,600 supermarkets across the nation, selling $395 billion of groceries each year.

You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau on the Web at http://www.census.gov/.

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments ready to air on a monthly CD or on Internet at http://www.census.gov/ (look under the "Newsroom" button). For further information, contact Rick Reed Rick Reed may refer to:
  • Rick Reed (umpire), an umpire in Major League Baseball.
  • Rick Reed (pitcher), a former pitcher in Major League Baseball.
  • Rick Reed (musician)
 at +1-301-763-2812, fax at +1-301-457-3670, or e-mail at rreed(At)census.gov.

CONTACT: Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax, +1-301-457-3670, rreed(At)census.gov

Web site: http://www.census.gov/
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