Education News Archive - June 20, 2006

By Erin Hendricks, American News, Aberdeen, S.D. Jun. 20--Sam Merkel doesn't do speech writing. Sure, the newest Boys State governor-elect and Aberdeen native may jot down an outline now and then, but most of the time he will just wing it. "I don't write speeches," Merkel said.

Word of the Day
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.