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General News Archive - February 10, 2004

Randy Ayers was fired by the struggling Philadelphia 76ers during his first season as their coach, two team sources told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Assistant Chris Ford will be promoted, according to one of the sources, who both spoke on condition of anonymity.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.