General News Archive - April 29, 2007


By MARIA DANILOVA MOSCOW - Mstislav Rostropovich, the renowned cellist and conductor who won world fame for his masterly playing and his courage in defending human rights, was buried Sunday in the Moscow cemetery that holds the graves of many of Russia's most luminous artists and thinkers.

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At least two people were killed Sunday afternoon in a shooting at a shopping center, a fire official said. The shooting occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. at the Ward Parkway shopping center, according to police.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.