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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
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.'