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2009-06-12 13:07:04

A DuPage County, Ill., purse snatcher who said he was trying to raise money to take his wife out for Valentine's Day was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Authorities said Donald Brown, 30, of Lombard, was arrested Feb.

2008-07-22 18:00:39

BUDDING performers can get a masterclass in honing their stage skills. A girlband member and a reality TV hopeful will lead a five-day workshop for youngsters hoping to make it in the world of musical theatre.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.