Melba


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Melba

Dame Nellie, stage name of Helen Porter Mitchell. 1861--1931, Australian operatic soprano

Melba

 

a summer apple of Canadian origin; an open-pollinated seedling of the Mclntosh variety. The medium-sized fruits (on young trees, weighing up to 200 g) are rounded, slightly ridged, and yellowish; the white pulp is juicy, tender, spicy, aromatic, and tart. The apples ripen in late August and can be stored until October. The apples can be eaten fresh. The trees bear fruit early, four or five years after planting. A tree that is nine to 11 years old produces 30 kg of fruit. Melba apples are grown in the RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Kazakh SSR, Lithuanian SSR, Turkmen SSR, Latvian SSR, and Estonian SSR.

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Melba Fisher, 89, knows the territory like the back of her hand.
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As excited as students are now, Melba says the true benefits of Albert Gallatin's grant will be seen in the years to come.
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and Melba Munnerlyn, $200,000 in June 2000; BPS Investments LLC, led by Balan and Pramala Kathiresan, $70,000 in June 2000; Garrett and Donna Bosley, $66,000 in December 2000; Allen and Sherry Buckler, $35,000 in August 2001; James and Patricia Campbell, $34,000 in October 2000; and Patsy Mason, $30,000 in January 2001.
Unfortunately, Nellie Melba will be going back to Jack and Lynda at that stage.
Mr Nikolic said VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd would undertake re-sleepering, re-railing and associated track upgrade works on the Melba and Western lines.
Even after having all day to absorb the knowledge that she soon will be a millionaire, Melba Hayes remained incredulous.
A baked, all natural food, Old London Melba is a healthy snack choice.
Founded in 1988, Nonni's is North America's leading marketer, manufacturer and distributor of biscotti cookies and other specialty baked good products, including bagel chips, pita chips, melba toast, crackers, croutons and bread crumbs.
Others receiving Main Street awards include Main Street Clinton's "Chair-ity Auction" for best creative fund-raising effort; Melba Theatre in Batesville, White's Estates in Rogers and Lyric Theatre in Harrison for best building rehabilitation; Burns Memorial Plaza in Russellville for best downtown improvement project; Union Planters Bank of Paragould as benefactor of the year; Gary Mast of Olde Town Store in El Dorado as Main Street merchant of the year; and Sandy Key of Main Street Ozark as executive director of the year.