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General News Archive - July 16, 2008

By Ronald Blum NEW YORK -- All the All-Stars walked onto baseball's most famous field, soaking up the history. Manny Ramirez threw a ball to fans as his son scampered around the outfield in shorts during Monday's workout.

WASHINGTON _ On the eve of a trip to foreign capitals in the Middle East and Europe, Barack Obama sharpened distinctions with John McCain over Iraq in a lengthy foreign-policy address Tuesday that left no doubt Obama intends to press forward with a policy of reducing U.S. troop commitments to Iraq.

Lee Kun-hee, former chairman of the global electronics giant Samsung, was found guilty Wednesday of tax evasion in a South Korean court. Lee, 66, was given a suspended three-year prison sentence, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.

By John M. Broder, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 16--WASHINGTON -- The two major-party presidential candidates gave speeches Tuesday and sharply disagreed over military strategy. Sen.

NEW YORK _ Clint Hurdle found Brad Lidge early Tuesday afternoon inside the visitors' clubhouse at Yankee Stadium and told him to be ready to pitch the ninth inning Tuesday night. If the National League had a lead over the American League in the All-Star Game, he wanted the ball in his hands.

By Paul West, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 16--WASHINGTON -- One day after his Democratic rival proposed an escalation of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Republican presidential candidate John McCain called for a surge of as many as 15,000 troops to address the deteriorating security situation there.

By Richard Justice, Houston Chronicle Jul. 16----Box score NEW YORK -- Scott Kazmir trotted in from the bullpen at 1:18 a.m. EDT, the last of 32 American League players to enter the 79th All-Star Game.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Kim Hyun: "Seoul Court Hands Down Suspended Jail Term For Former Samsung Group Chairman"] Seoul, July 16 (Yonhap) - A court handed down a suspended prison sentence to former Samsung Group chairman Yi Ko'n-hu'i [Lee Kun- hee] for tax evasion on Wednesday, dismissing more serious charges of breach of trust in a trial that has forced the tycoon to resign.

Excerpt from report by Israel radio on 16 July Hezbollah has announced that Israeli soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser are dead and transferred their coffins in front of television crews to representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross at the Lebanese side of the Rosh Haniqra border crossing.

By Mel Antonen NEW YORK -- The American League is used to scoring late during its streak of All-Star Game wins, but the 4-3 victory in Tuesday night's All-Star Game was easily the most dramatic.

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.