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blue ribbon

(in Britain) a badge of blue silk worn by members of the Order of the Garter

blue ribbon

denotes highest honor. [Western Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 127]
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But those in charge of the nuclear watchdog "Nuclear Information and Resource Service," or NIRS, said the blue-ribbon panel did not receive "literally thousands of comments" submitted from Oct.
That leaves only one way to get to the bottom of these matters: a bi-partisan, independent blue-ribbon commission.
Rice and other council members said the blue-ribbon group will answer unresolved questions, such as how the culture of the Rampart station led to widespread abuses.
Councilman Jack Weiss said the blue-ribbon panel will go a long way toward addressing the underlying causes of the Rampart scandal, which broke in 1998 with the arrest of former Officer Rafael Perez for stealing cocaine from an evidence locker.
And of course this book isn't meant to be comprehensive - it features blue-ribbon trout streams, the state's best fisheries - and for that reason alone is a good choice for an angler's library.