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General News Archive - October 01, 2003

A senior cadet at the Air Force Academy pleaded guilty Wednesday to running a pornographic Web site from his dorm room and using his school computer to organize off-campus orgies.

Robert Kardashian, a businessman and lawyer who was a key figure in the O.J. Simpson saga and part of his legal "dream team," has died. He was 59. Kardashian died Tuesday night at his Los Angeles home eight weeks after being diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, said his former wife, Kris Jenner.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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