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2009-05-31 20:07:20

A producer says he'll still make a film about the 1993 Branch Davidian firefight even though Texas officials denied his request for help with production costs. The Texas Film Commission rejected producer Emilio Ferrari's application for a state rebate for in-state production costs because, as commission Director Bob Hudgins said, the project doesn't "accurately portray Texans, the Houston Chronicle reported Sunday. Ferrari's movie, Waco, is positioned as the first feature film based on the...

2007-02-14 18:00:41

By Chloe Morrison, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Feb. 14--EDITOR'S NOTE: To see a video about Claude and Cleatie Roden, of Ringgold, Ga., go to www.timesfreepress.com. In 1936, a loaf of bread cost 10 cents, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president, Model A Fords were driven on dirt roads and Claude and Cleatie Roden vowed to love each other until death parted them. "I never thought one time in my life about divorcing this guy, and I don't believe he has either," Mrs. Roden said. "I...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'