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General News Archive - November 06, 2008

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Despite hurricane damage and an unstable economy, this year’s Texas citrus harvest is off to a good start, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service citrus expert.

Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., the architect of the 2006 Democratic takeover of the House, will take his aggressive, pragmatic style of politics to the White House.

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Outfielders Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners and Torii Hunter of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim each won their eighth consecutive Gold Glove Award on Thursday, when the American League winners were announced.

Veteran outfielders Ichiro Suzuki and Torii Hunter captured their eighth straight Gold Glove Awards when the American League winners were announced Thursday.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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