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Business News Archive - February 17, 2007

By Chris Bowman, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Feb. 17--Larry and Laurie Fenner of Elk Grove are at their best when they go unnoticed. Dog shows, after all, are about the dogs, not the men and women who lead them about the ring. The less judges see of the Fenners, the better.

Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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