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General News Archive - October 31, 2008

The family of Chicago-born singer-actress Jennifer Hudson has announced the creation of the Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims.

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus took over U.S. Central Command Friday at a change of command ceremony in Florida. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates presided over the ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base in which Acting Central Command Commander Lt. Gen. Martin E.

U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, says chances are as high as 30 percent a U.S.-Iraqi security deal won't be reached. On a scale of one to 10, "I'm probably (at) a seven or eight that something is going to be worked out," Odierno told The Washington Times.

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Phillies gave the city its first major pro sports championship since 1983 on Wednesday night, and the fans finally got their big chance to revel in the accomplishment as the team paraded through town on Friday.

Al Gore returned to West Palm Beach, Fla., ground zero of the controversial 2000 presidential campaign, to stump for Democratic candidate Barack Obama. "Don't let anyone take your vote away from you or talk you into throwing it away," said Gore, former U.S.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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