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2008-09-11 00:00:27

By pHIL SKELTON The parents of Matthew Hall are staging a charity auction to celebrate their son and thank the nurses who handed them a lifeline. Melanie and Chris, from Bishop's Cleeve, are hosting the Matthew Hall Ball at Hatherley Manor Hotel, Down Hatherley, on Saturday. They have already sold out of tickets for the ball to raise money for charities the James Hopkins Trust and Make a Wish Foundation, which support children with disabilities. But the pair are hoping for more...

2008-08-17 12:00:34

By Imani Tate Staff Writer Service is a lifetime habit for Scott Dilley, the 2008 San Dimas Citizen of the Year who was spoon-fed activism and charity during his formative years. Dilley and his younger brother Chris didn't have time to get in trouble as children growing up in San Dimas and La Verne. Their days were filled with youth sports, school and community activities and public service projects. Scott and Chris inherited more than ownership of Sanders Towing, Lock and Key and...

2008-08-01 15:00:35

By Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug. 1--It's no longer news when gay relationships are stable and nurturing, even when one of the partners is famous. But although it's set in Hollywood and has a supporting cast of movie and literary legends, "Chris and Don" documents a love story with such style, grace and poignancy that it is universally appealing. Chris was Christopher Isherwood, a British writer whose Berlin diary "I Am a Camera" became the basis for the movie "Cabaret."...

2008-07-10 21:00:20

By Joanna Torreano Long before a "bucket list" became popular, I kept one. I've always had a desire to be in a play. When I read about the auditions for "West Side Story" at the Lockport Palace Theatre, I was relieved to learn that I couldn't attend the first audition date. But I couldn't come up with a valid reason why I couldn't be present at the second one. Reading the qualifications should have deterred me. "Must sing 16 bars of a song and bring dance attire." I could do neither. I...

2006-08-03 07:40:13

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris weakened on Thursday on a path toward toward Cuba and forecasters no longer expected it to become the season's first hurricane as it headed west toward the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. oil facilities. Strong winds in the upper atmosphere sheared off the top of the storm, robbing Chris of much of its punch, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. "Chris is becoming disorganized in a hurry," senior hurricane...

2006-08-03 04:08:25

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris weakened on Thursday and forecasters said they did not expect it to become the season's first hurricane as it headed west toward the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. oil facilities. At 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT), Chris was about 135 miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and heading west near 13 miles per hour (20 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. That track would bring it north of the Dominican Republic, Haiti...

2006-08-03 02:25:33

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris weakened on Thursday and forecasters said they did not expect it to become the season's first hurricane over the next several days as it headed west toward U.S. oil facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. At 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT), Chris was about 115 miles (185 km) north-northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and appeared to be heading west near 11 miles per hour (18 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. That...

2005-09-21 16:38:12

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In one of the more unlikely product endorsements of recent years, a group of major advertisers is touting provocative comedian Chris Rock as the next poster child for "family-friendly" television. "Everybody Hates Chris," a new comedy that Rock created, produced and narrates about his childhood, was showcased this week at a TV industry symposium presented by a Madison Avenue group called the Family Friendly Programing Forum. It singled out...

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2005-03-25 01:05:00

ESA -- In orbit for three and a half years now, ESA's smallest Earth Observation satellite is making a big contribution to science, a workshop heard this week. Proba applications range from studying land vegetation to water quality monitoring, assessing productivity of Italian vineyards, even helping hunt for meteorite impact craters. ESA's Proba microsatellite is about the same size and shape as a washing machine. It was launched on 22 October 2001 as a one-year technology demonstrator,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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