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2009-02-20 16:14:23

Colombian-born actor Lillo Brancato, who is in prison for attempted burglary, says he is ashamed of himself for squandering his opportunities. Brancato, 32, was sentenced last month to 10 years in prison for an attempted burglary that ended with the death of a New York City police officer in 2005. It just came so easily for me, Brancato told ABC's 20/20 about his past successes in an interview airing Friday night. The admitted drug addict recalled in the interview how his A Bronx Tale co-star...

2009-02-19 23:20:06

Corey Fisher keyed a 12-point run in the second half Thursday night that allowed No. 14 Villanova to pull away for an 82-72 victory over Rutgers. Scottie Reynolds led the Wildcats with 21 points and six assists. Corey Stokes hit 5-of-7 3-point tries and scored 17, helping Villanova extend its home winning streak to 27 games. Fisher scored seven points during the second-half run that boosted Villanova's lead to 66-56 with 7 minutes to play. He finished with 14. Villanova climbed to 21-5 for...

2009-02-19 16:09:38

Colombian-born actor Lillo Brancato has given his first interview since being sentenced to 10 years in prison last year to ABC-TV's 20/20, ABC said Thursday. Brancato, who appeared in A Bronx Tale and on The Sopranos, is in prison for an attempted robbery that ended with the death of a New York City police officer in 2005. ABC said that in an interview scheduled to air Friday the 32-year-old former actor speaks candidly to Chris Connelly from New York's Riker's Island prison about his long...

2009-01-28 21:20:01

Reggie Redding's 18 points and seven rebounds Wednesday keyed No. 21 Villanova's 67-57 Big East Conference upset of third-ranked Pittsburgh. Villanova pulled off its victory in the final college basketball contest at Philadelphia's Spectrum after trailing 31-26 at halftime. Redding's two free throws put Villanova ahead for good at 50-48 with 8:03 remaining, and two more with 47 seconds left were the game's final points. Dante Cunningham scored 15 with four rebounds, and Scottie Reynolds added...

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2009-01-28 11:27:40

Patrick McDermott, who dated pop star Olivia Newton-John for nine years before he disappeared in 2005, is alive in Mexico, a private investigator said. A team of Texas-based private investigators hired by NBC's Dateline said they believe McDermott has been traveling along the Mexican and South American coastline since he vanished from a fishing charter off the coast of California four years ago. McDermott, who had previously worked as a gaffer on television and film sets, reportedly was...

2009-01-26 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Maine dropped 1.5% over the past twelve months according to the 2009 Maine Manufacturers Register, a compilation of state industry published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI (http://www.manufacturersnews.com) reports Maine lost 1,135 industrial jobs from December 2007 to December 2008, a smaller loss than the 2.6% loss MNI reported for the state over the December 2006-2007 survey period....

2009-01-21 21:19:14

A 29-point effort from A.J. Price Wednesday allowed third-ranked Connecticut to fight off an upset bid and down No. 21 Villanova 89-83. The Wildcats closed to within three points with 30 seconds remaining on a three-pointer by Scottie Reynolds, but Kemba Walker and Jerome Dyson combined to make three foul shots over the next 13 seconds to expand the Huskies' lead to six. Price established a career high with his 29 points, hitting 10-of-13 from the floor. He made four three-point shots and was...

2009-01-21 16:06:39

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into Apple Inc.'s disclosures about its chief executive officer's health problems, sources said. CEO Steve Jobs' health has been a matter of public speculation ever since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. After recovering from surgery to take care of the cancer, speculation intensified last year based on public appearances in which Jobs appeared gaunt. After skipping the MacWorld...

2009-01-21 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers' News, Inc. -- Industrial employment in Illinois dropped 2.1% over the past twelve months according to the 2009 Illinois Manufacturers Directory, a compilation of state industry published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI (http://www.manufacturersnews.com) reports Illinois lost 19,924 industrial jobs from November 2007 to November 2008, prolonging the downward trend the state has seen over the past several...

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2009-01-15 12:20:00

After the announcement of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' medical leave, all eyes are on his supposed successor, Tim Cook, while Apple shares start to drop. Cook's performance during Jobs' absence will ultimately provide some insight into whether Jobs has secured a quality executive to handle the company's affairs once he steps down. Apple employees who are familiar with Cook and his contributions to Apple's success feel assured that he will prove the Cupertino, Calif.-based gadget and computer maker...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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