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2011-05-04 18:50:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Kinkade, America's most collected and celebrated artist, and Melissa Biggs, Baywatch star and Sports Illustrated Spokesmodel, will attend the Kentucky Derby from May 6th-8th as "Official Celebrities of the 2011 Julep Ball," to support the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and promote their new TV series "The Light of Africa," a new lifestyle program being filmed in Africa later this spring. The Julep Ball is the signature Kentucky Derby...

2008-09-26 21:00:21

By Jennifer Biggs So here's a little trivia. Anyone know which movie launched the film career of George Carlin? Hold on, hold on - yes, this is dining; you haven't skipped to the movie section. It was "With Six You Get Eggroll," and that brings us to what's really important here. Egg rolls. Good ones. For me, there's no equal to the crisp, spicy and, OK, greasy, egg rolls served up at Shang Hai (1400 Poplar; 722-8692). Hard to believe it's been over 20 years since I tasted my first one,...

2008-09-23 09:00:40

By Roger Moore The Orlando Sentinel MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL -- * -- Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs; rated R (profanity, sex, vulgarity, nudity) A couple of schools of thought come into play with the new Dane Cook comedy "My Best Friend's Girl." Start with "If at first you don't succeed" and maybe work your way down to "The definition of madness is to do the same thing over and over, expecting a different result." Thus does Hollywood hurl Cook, the most divisive comic since -- who?...

2008-09-23 03:00:27

By Johnny Edwards Hope House Executive Director Jerry Carrier believed helping addicts and alcoholics takes more than drying them out. He envisioned a detox center and long-term residential treatment facility for women with mental and substance abuse problems, where they could live in efficiency apartments with their children, get psychiatric help and gradually return to society. Dr. Carrier's dream becomes a reality in November with the opening of a new Hope House on Highland...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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