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General News Archive - June 13, 2004

HOUSTON - A baseball park full of high-powered friends celebrated former President George H.W. Bush's 80th birthday Saturday night, part of a weekend of festivities to be topped with a skydive Sunday.

Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin