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General News Archive - June 12, 2009

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Taking a vacation and getting away from work is not just fun, it's important for mental health, a US psychiatry researcher said.

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The question of whether a California sports agent really has the suit OJ Simpson wore at his 1995 acquittal is set to be answered in a Los Angeles courtroom.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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