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Science News Archive - September 16, 2008

By Jeremy P. Kelley Staff Writer SUGARCREEK TWP., Greene County -- Excellence in science has become the norm at Bellbrook Middle School, but a recent award makes clear just how strong the school's work is.

Firefighters were called to a gas cylinder on fire at a farm in Newton Abbot yesterday. The fire was reported just before 6pm on a farm at Shaldon Road, Netherton, Newton Abbot.

By Bob Frye For the first time since Teddy Roosevelt was president, the White House will hold a conference on America's wildlife. The White House Conference on North American Wildlife Policy will be October 1-3 in Reno, Nev.

By Barbara Grzincic Former Ravens lineman Michael McCrary's epic insurance fraud lawsuit, which resulted in a $33.6 million judgment in June, has gotten even uglier as he seeks to recover fees from his former business partner's former lawyers.

BANGALORE: The recent tragedy caused by the river Kosi in Bihar was on everyone's mind as they pondered over how water can save or destroy lives. Film director Shekhar Kapur opened Voices from the Waters, a water film festival and a dedication to rivers and streams of the universe, on Saturday.

By Nancy Bowman Staff Writer TROY -- Troy City Council's president broke a rare tie vote Sept. 3, on the road to the council approving the city's first refuse collection fee.

Business News IN BRIEF *BASF, the world's biggest chemical group, is to buy Swiss rival Ciba Holding for 3.4bn Swiss francs (1.7bn). TheGerman company'scash offer of 50 Swiss francs for every Ciba share represents a 32 premium over Friday's closing price.

By Sreemoyee Piu Kundu Come Valentine's Day and restaurants lure rushed urban lovers with the amorous promise of an aphrodisiacal culinary high. But, besides chocolates, strawberries, wine and caviar - there's not much space reserved for sexually potent food in the copulation calendar.

World News IN BRIEF *BEIJING Two men were arrested as the number of babies taken ill after drinking tainted milk powder reached 1,253. Of those, 340 were still in hospital and 53 were gravely ill, Chinese health officials said.

By Gangloff, Deborah With the U.S. Forest Service, we are forging a new partnership to rebuild natural systems while continuing to build human networks.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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