Latest Chaperone Stories

2008-06-27 09:02:45

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News "THE DROWSY CHAPERONE," national tour, through Sunday, Capitol Theatre (355-2787); running time: 1 hours, 40 minutes (no intermission) One of the first lines in "The Drowsy Chaperone" isn't one you'd exactly expect to hear delivered to a theater full of people who've paid good money to be there. "I hate theater," says the Man in the Chair (Jonathan Crombie), as audience members laughed. Some of them somewhat nervously, perhaps. As it turns out, the Man --...

2005-07-28 14:49:24

BOSTON - Scientists at Harvard Medical School (HMS) have revealed details of a key step in the entry of anthrax toxin into human cells. The work, which grew out of an ongoing effort to produce a better anthrax therapeutic, shows that the protective antigen component of the bacterial toxin plays an active role in transferring the other two components of the toxin through the cell membrane. The research, led by R. John Collier, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at HMS, provides...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'