Space News Archive - July 05, 2008

If you plan to attend the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival this evening or this weekend, organizers are asking that you use a shuttle bus service. Due to large crowds, it's difficult to find parking spaces at or near Twin Lakes Park, said Stacy Rosa, spokeswoman for the festival.

By CHRISTINA PATTERSON "Cultures," said an academic called Professor Ellis Cashmore on Radio 4 this week, "are no better or worse than each other." Indeed.

By Ely Portillo, The Miami Herald Jul. 5--Celebrating America's freedom doesn't mean parking is free. Dozens of Fourth of July revelers in Hollywood learned that lesson when their cars were towed during the city's fireworks display on Friday night.

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.