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General News Archive - April 29, 2007

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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
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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