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General News Archive - November 12, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Saturday the new Medicare prescription drug benefit that begins enrollment next week was "the greatest advance" in health care for the elderly, and urged seniors to learn more about it.

By Kevin Krolicki BELLE CHASSE, Louisiana (Reuters) - In Plaquemines Parish, south of New Orleans, the living mostly escaped Hurricane Katrina. Those already dead and buried were not so lucky.

By Duncan Martell OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - As U.S.

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'.