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General News Archive - June 15, 2003

A pen and ink sealed the end of Appalachia's most infamous bloody feud instead of a shotgun and bullets.

Say what you want about Jim Furyk's swing. It won him a U.S. Open with a performance that put him in the record books.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'