from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare


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  • Liberals could almost set their watches when it comes to the Sarah Palin "HEW HAW HOUR".

    Palin drills down in policy in high-profile speech

  • Despite friendly words from Richardson and HEW, we had always wondered if, in the end, Nixon would support our approach and the money we were seeking.

    The Good Fight

  • He asked for the resignation of every cabinet member and accepted those of five: Joe Califano at HEW, Jim Schlesinger at Energy, Brock Adams at Transportation, Mike Blumenthal at Treasury, and Griffin Bell, the attorney general.

    The Good Fight

  • The most important takeout for my Ariel shareowners and readers of this column was insurer AON's (AON, 39) $4.9 billion acquisition of human resources specialist Hewitt (HEW, 50) at a 41% premium to the previous day's close.

    Ride The Takeover Wave

  • Judith Ann Mason, a native of Roanoke, Va., worked as a paralegal in the 1960s and raised her family before joining HEW.

    Elizabeth C. Bailey, Robert F. Freeman, Judith Ann Lynch die

  • I've mentioned in this space before my favorite line ever uttered by a politician -- specifically, Lyndon Johnson's Republican HEW Secretary and Common Cause founder John Gardner, who once said of America that "the nation today faces breathtaking opportunities disguised as insoluble problems."

    Daniel Cluchey: An Oil Well That Ends Well?

  • HEW noted that the tailings could affect Indian families in the area and could spread through some of the dry washes in the valley.1 The prescription: abandoned piles should be covered with dirt, or with an oil-film cover, or seeded with vegetation, to seal off the dangerous material for ten or twenty years.

    Yellow Dirt

  • In 1961 and '62, Mr. Turner was an assistant secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and served as press secretary for Abraham Ribicoff, the first HEW secretary in the Kennedy administration.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Wallace Turner dies at 89

  • According to San Francisco State's disability rights chronology, disability rights activists in 10 cities stage demonstrations and occupations of the offices of the federal Department of Health Education and Welfare (HEW) to force the Carter Administration to issue regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

    San Francisco votes against accessible Board of Supervisors' chambers; Mayor urges lawsuit against city

  • He later moved to the Washington area to work for HEW.

    Norman M. Audi, 72, Health and Human Services procurement analyst, dies


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