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2010-11-15 14:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Forever Resorts, the industry leader in environmentally sound best practices, will officially unveil and dedicate its award-winning Forever Earth houseboat at the Diablo East Marina on Lake Amistad at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101115/LA01634) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101115/LA01634) Forever Earth is a 67-foot floating environmental classroom that represents a...

2008-07-28 00:00:25

By Daniel Skolfield, Odessa American, Texas Jul. 27--Dry, dusty air and scorching heat have always been powerful ingredients in the thirst for cool, refreshing water. And with all of the boats parked around Odessa homes, you'd think some people were seeing a mirage in the distant desert sand -- they're not. Instead, fun-seeking Odessans continue a historic trend that puts thousands of watercraft in an area with absolutely no recreational boating water -- specifically Ector County....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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