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2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Pete Zimowsky, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 17--Ever wonder where the money generated by the registration fees for your outdoor toys ends up? The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has approved $6.8 million in grants to fund recreation projects statewide. The projects include a variety of improvements -- from boat docks at Lucky Peak Reservoir to new toilets near Sagehen Reservoir. Each year the state agency awards grants from several programs for development and...


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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