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2008-12-26 13:04:31

Britain's Prince William says he plans to shave off his beard, even though a group of female admirers insist they love his new look, The Sun said. The newspaper said the 26-year-old royal caused a buzz when he was seen sporting the facial hair in public for the first time at a Christmas Day church service. A 75-year-old woman said she told the prince loved his beard, but he didn't seem as fond of it. He stroked his chin, felt his beard and said: 'Not very good. It's coming off,' Mary Relph...

2008-12-03 16:11:02

A beard-free Bill Richardson was with Barack Obama when the U.S. president-elect named the New Mexico governor his nominee for commerce secretary Wednesday. People noticed and wanted to know about the missing facial hair. I'm going to answer this question about the beard, Obama said. I think it was a mistake for him to get rid of it. I thought that whole Western rugged look was really working for him. Whatever reason, Richardson is now clean-shaven after having variations of a beard in his...

2008-12-02 19:16:16

Two men wearing Santa hats and long white beards were takers, not givers, robbing a bartender in Australia at knifepoint, police said. The robbery occurred Sunday evening at the Cutheringa Bowls Club in Townsville on the northern coast of Queensland, The Townsville Bulletin reported. Police have appealed to local retailers for help in identifying anyone who might have acquired two Santa Claus outfits recently. Both offenders were wearing Santa Claus hats and white beards, Detective Senior...

2008-11-05 09:00:21

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Beard Company (OTC Bulletin Board: BRCO) ("Beard") today announced that it has retained RJ Falkner & Company ("Falkner") to develop and implement a comprehensive investor relations program for the Company. RJ Falkner & Company, Inc. is an investment research and financial communications firm that seeks out undervalued small-cap companies with the potential to outperform the overall stock market on an intermediate- and long-term...

2008-10-14 09:00:27

The very nature of a two-party system encourages separation. It's nothing new. However, the difference today is the acute and almost exclusive attention devoted to our differences in contemporary campaigning. Whereas in the past, campaigns battled to sway voters in the middle, these days it's about exciting the base. One film is aiming to change all that. "America has gone from the politics of persuasion to the politics of mobilization. To successfully mobilize your party's base, you focus...

2008-10-07 15:00:25

THOU shall not shave -- if you want work as an extra in a big- budget blockbuster movie about Jesus Christ to be filmed in Wellington next year. In the Bible men are instructed to not clip their beards -- and the same directive will apply to those who land roles in Kingdom Come, with an open casting call this weekend. Having dark hair, dark skin or a tan will also be an advantage. The film, which is using Peter Jackson's studios, has advertised for "a large number of extras" for...

2008-09-25 17:46:38

The Beard Company (OTCBB: BRCO) ("Beard") today reported that a privately owned company -- Geohedral LLC -- in which Beard owns a 23.16% interest, yesterday completed staking claims covering approximately 49,000 acres of Federal and State lands located near the town of Yakutat in southern Alaska. The claims encompass an area of more than 76 square miles and consist of black sand ridges that Geohedral estimates contain probable reserves of 891 million metric tons of Magnetite (iron ore) and...

2008-07-28 06:00:53

Their beards might be gray, but the music of the Black Eagles - from the ragtime of Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton to the classic compositions of bandleader Duke Ellington - remains lively. The band, formally known as the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, has held together for 37 years and will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Mount Gretna Playhouse, Penn and Carnegie avenues. The music of the Black Eagles is a summer tradition at Mount Gretna, where the band has performed annually for at...

2008-07-25 03:00:38

By Martha Deller, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 25--It's definite. Unless they get a waiver, Cleburne school officials have 30 days to repay $362,304.31 in federal grants that they spent without following rules. And the district cannot spend future federal grants without authorization. That's what the Texas Education Agency told Cleburne Superintendent Ronny Beard on Tuesday in a follow-up to its July 14 audit report. On Monday night, school trustees will discuss whether to...

2008-07-24 18:00:35

ATLANTA - Georgia Agriculture Department employees will help conserve water by growing some Friday stubble. Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is instituting Razor-Free Friday in which department employees will be encouraged to not shave. Irvin said men in the department should just leave their razors by the sink on Fridays. Of the 800 employees, about half are men, most of them in field offices. "We've had Casual Fridays as well as casual-dress days to help employees deal with the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'