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2008-10-04 18:00:11

By KATE HODAL Anyone who's ever tried to compost and ended up with nothing but soggy lettuce and banana skins, or a Bokashi bin that smells like Freddy Krueger's underwear, knows that being green isn't always easy. But with a bit of knowhow, you can avoid some of these pitfalls and reap the benefits you thought were out of your reach. Because home composting, whether it's a wormery, a Bokashi bin, or saving fruit and veg scraps to put onto your compost bin, doesn't just give you nice,...

2006-07-27 15:35:08

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - Both sides in lawsuits alleging that telephone companies unlawfully cooperated in a secret U.S. government spying program argued on Thursday that a federal court panel should give the cases to a single judge. U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Carl Nichols urged the panel to transfer the roughly two-dozen cases filed around the United States to the federal court in Washington, D.C., while a plaintiff's attorney asked to have a San Francisco...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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