General News Archive - November 07, 2008


As the economy falters and food prices rise seemingly as fast as the unemployment rolls, the face of hunger is evolving.

A hurricane warning was posted Friday for the Cayman Islands as Hurricane Paloma strengthened and moved northward in the Caribbean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Paloma was a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 80 mph at 4 a.m.

Female models have had a negative impact on how women view their own bodies, but male models have an opposite effect on men, U.S. researchers said. Jennifer Aubrey of the University of Missouri looked at the effect of male magazines on college-age men.

Word of the Day
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.