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2010-08-12 20:30:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the heat, humidity and a dramatic cloud burst, the Armitage Sidewalk Sale was an excellent backdrop for Teeny Tiny Productions' second exhibit of the Tres Petite Concours. Over 10,000 people shopped the Armitage Avenue sales and checked out Teeny Tiny cars. Twenty microcars and minicars from 12 Chicago collections were exhibited along the 900 block of Armitage Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park over the weekend of July 16-17-18, 2010. The Tres...

2009-09-10 19:12:27

British actors Richard Armitage and Andrew Lincoln have been cast in a six-part drama series based on Chris Ryan's novel Strike Back, The Guardian said. Armitage is best known for his roles in TV's The Vicar of Dibley, Robin Hood and Spooks. Lincoln stars in the series This Life. He also had a supporting role in the movie Love Actually. The Guardian said Strike Back has begun shooting on location in South Africa and is expected to air on Sky1 and Sky1 HD next spring. It is about two former...

2008-12-04 10:40:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Fierce, feared, warrior-like -- these words are often used to describe Ronnie Lott, the legendary NFL defensive football player in whose honor the prestigious Lott Trophy(R) is presented annually to the most outstanding college-football Defensive IMPACT(R) Player of the Year, which will be awarded this year on Dec. 14 at a Newport Beach, California ceremony. However, the woman who designed and sculpted the trophy could be his exact opposite except...

2008-11-03 15:00:12

British actor Richard Armitage said a scene in which his "Spooks" character endures waterboarding was as difficult to shoot as it is disturbing to watch. The episode of the BBC's long-running spy series, featuring the controversial interrogation technique, is slated to air Monday night. The actor said that before he allowed himself to be subjected to waterboarding for the show he thought the technique was "a humane way of extracting information without hurting people." He admitted he...

2008-10-23 18:00:16

British actor Richard Armitage has joined the cast of the popular U.K. spy drama series "Spooks," known as "MI-5" when it airs on BBC America. Armitage is best known for playing Guy of Gisborne on the adventure series "Robin Hood," and for his portrayal of John Thornton in the BBC miniseries "North and South." He also had a recurring role on the comedy series "The Vicar of Dibley." The actor will appear in "Spooks's" seventh season, which is scheduled to premiere on BBC1 Monday. Asked...

2006-03-31 20:47:23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil major ConocoPhillips said on Friday that former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, a likely witness in the CIA leak case, has joined its board. Armitage, former Secretary of State Colin Powell's deputy, has been under scrutiny in connection with the trial of ex-vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, over the leak of a CIA operative's name to the press. A filing by Libby's defense team this month asked Judge Reggie Walton to force prosecutors...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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