International News Archive - February 25, 2009


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says certain Maple Leaf and Shopsy's-brand hot dogs might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.