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General News Archive - June 16, 2003

Gregory Peck was eulogized Monday as having possessed the virtues of Atticus Finch, the Academy Award-winning role he played in the movie "To Kill a Mockingbird." The actor, who died last week at age 87, was laid to rest during a private service in the crypt-mausoleum beneath the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels before a public memorial.

Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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