General News Archive - April 20, 2009


Washington, DC - the only district in the US without a representative in Congress – will receive some compensation by being the first American city to get free digital TV broadcasts for cell phones, laptops and in-car entertainment systems.

Word of the Day
  • 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.