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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. 14 after grabbing a 78-year-old woman's purse in Glen Ellyn and police soon determined he was the same man who snatched an 82-year-old woman's handbag Feb. 9. Investigators said he told officers that he stole the purses to raise money for a Valentine's Day night out with his...

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. The High School Musical workshop, held at the Newcastle- based Dansing Academy, will teach children, aged seven to 14, how to perform the famous show. The Academy's founder, Katherine Monaco, who celebrated her first Top 20 US Billboard hit this week with her band Sirens, will be...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.