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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
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'