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1. Describing anything available to the population at large. For example, a publicly-traded company may be owned and traded by anyone with the money to buy shares.

2. Describing anything owned or administered by a government. For example, a municipality owns and maintains a public park.
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The advertisement was released with three others focusing on methamphetamine to television stations and cable operators a year ago to run as public service announcements.
Department of Health and Human Services, the public service announcement version of the commercial is being distributed without Johnson & Johnson identification.
The end result is 420 half-minute public service announcements - created completely by students - about the dangers of using tobacco.
When we entered NASCAR, we promised that everything we do would be grounded in responsibility, and this public service announcement is another effort on our part to continue promoting that message," said Mark Bacon, National Brand Director for Jack Daniel's.
The "Hire a Hero" TV public service announcement and "The Returning Soldier" poster received Gold Awards.
And it bears repeated emphasis that this breezily worded public service announcement, describing the Mexican government's subversive efforts to mobilize illegal aliens, appeared in a local community newspaper in a rural mid-western U.
The campaign features Ewaste Eddie, a cartoon elephant who urges people to "Remember to Ecycle-it," and includes a public service announcement and informational materials for consumers, retailers, educators, recyclers, solid waste professionals and municipalities.
The passed legislation also establishes comprehensive geriatric training grants for nurses; offers grants to nursing schools for faculty loan programs; institutes career ladder programs (Weiss says CNAs and home health aides are eligible); creates nurse retention and patient safety enhancement grants; and provides for a public service announcement campaign to promote the nursing profession.
The projects include designing a public service announcement, editing the TV news, making ethical choices, creating a music video and others.
Famed Sports Figures Vida Blue and Rosey Grier Promote Early Detection for Prostate Cancer in New Public Service Announcement
WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jaden Smith, star of Columbia Pictures' movie "After Earth," is featured in a new NASA public service announcement that describes the contributions of the agency's Earth science program to environmental awareness and exploration of our home planet.

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