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2008-10-17 06:00:16

By Robert Bianco This season, it's viewers who have been left stranded. Nowhere is that more true than at NBC, which, pound for pound, has produced the worst new fall slate since those heady days of Manimal and Mr. Smith.

2008-09-08 09:00:08

By Elaine Schmitz PLEASANT HILL -- Summer doldrums? Not at the Pleasant Hill Park Aquatic Center. The Recreation & Park District's inaugural Derby Day tested the imagination, engineering skills and sheer courage of residents, who produced a select number of ingenious, comical, and seaworthy boats.

2006-08-25 16:34:10

By Frank Jack Daniel SAN BLAS, Mexico (Reuters) - Three Mexican men who spent months lost and drifting across the Pacific Ocean in a flimsy fishing boat arrived home on Friday to a heroes' welcome.

2006-08-22 00:55:05

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Three Mexicans who survived an epic voyage across the Pacific Ocean in a small fishing boat have arrived in the Marshall Islands, setting foot on land for the first time in more than nine months.

2006-08-17 15:21:28

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Three Mexicans who survived for nine months as their small fishing boat drifted across the Pacific Ocean tossed two other men overboard after they died of starvation during the journey, officials said on Thursday.

2006-08-16 18:20:00

By Gunther Hamm SAN BLAS, Mexico (Reuters) - Three Mexican fishermen have been rescued after drifting for about nine months across thousands of miles of the Pacific Ocean in a small boat, an ordeal they survived by eating raw birds and fish and drinking rain water.

2006-08-16 11:21:27

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Three Mexican shark fishermen survived nine months at sea in a small boat by eating raw birds and fish and drinking rain water as they drifted thousands of miles (kilometers) across the Pacific Ocean.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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