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2009-05-22 11:16:47

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been indicted by a Randall County (Texas) grand jury on drug and burglary charges, the district attorney's office said. Leaf, a 1998 first-round draft pick, had been accused of breaking into a Canyon, Texas, apartment on Oct. 30 and stealing an unknown quantity of the painkiller Hydrocodone. There were signs of a forced entry, Canyon police Lt. Dale Davis told the Amarillo Daily News. The drug was being used by an injured player at West Texas A&M...

2008-09-10 15:00:16

John Watson, president and CEO of conservation real estate company Orvis/Cushman & Wakefield, wanted to find the perfect stewardship buyer for the 2,864-acre Palo Duro Canyon Ranch. It wasn't just any property. It was situated along the rim of the state-owned "Grand Canyon of Texas," and adjacent to Palo Duro Canyon State Park -- with unlimited sporting and recreational opportunities. The sale of the ranch (locally known as Fortress Cliffs Ranch) to The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.