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On the Dole

A term describing one who relies on welfare or other forms of support from the state. Being on the dole may mean one receives food stamps, direct cash payments or, in rare cases, it may refer to government-sponsored medical care. The term is more common in British and Commonwealth countries than in the United States, and its use may be derogatory, depending on the context.
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Dole Food Company is one of the world's largest producers of fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and fresh-cut flowers.
Winding up his 35th hour of nonstop stumping Saturday, Bob Dole called the all-day, all-night adventures his ``last option'' for winning the White House.
Consumers who are interested in obtaining additional information can visit Dole Food Company on-line at: www.
While his surrogates continued to level blistering criticism at President Clinton and the tactics of the Democrats' fund-raisers, Dole said that his message about the importance of trust was finally paying off.
Westlake Village-based Dole is not the only company believed to have packaged the tainted spinach.
Only about a mile from Dole in Italy was another second lieutenant with the Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the Earned "Go for Broke" regiment.
A new Gallup poll pegs Dole as the third most admired woman in America, after First Lady Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.
Unsuccessful in bids for his party's presidential nomination in 1980 and 1988, Dole finally succeeded in his third bid by positioning himself as a "moderate" alternative to Pat Buchanan's populist isolationism and Steve Forbes' supply side economic optimism.
This tendency of Woodward's is most frustrating when it comes to his coverage of the Dole campaign.
voters to support Dole in the primaries; Republicans aged 60 and older, the most likely to vote in caucuses, were supposed to resonate to Dole's resume and experience.
Dole joins in this outreach to emphasize our continuing commitment to developing world-class environmental and sustainable programs for Dole's owned farms, as well as Dole's commitment to seek to partner with growers with similar goals," said Jonathan Bass, President for Dole Latin America.
Prior to joining Dole in 1989, Greenwood held positions with General Mills and Unilever's T.