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2008-08-28 06:00:49

By Gary Levin DENVER -- Forget Rock the Vote. Inside the Pepsi Center this week, the true rock stars are the correspondents of The Daily Show, besieged by politicos and press, posing for pictures and being filmed by fans as they film their fake news reports -- or try to, anyway. "If ever you're going to get recognized and adulation, it's going to be at the Democratic National Convention," says Larry Wilmore, the "senior black correspondent" of Comedy Central's satirical news team....

2008-08-27 09:01:00

Comedian Mo Rocca is acting as correspondent at the U.S. Democratic and Republican national conventions for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC announced. Rocca is appearing this week at the Democratic National Convention in Denver and is scheduled to attend the Republican National Convention next week in Minnesota. Rocca, who previously has worked as a correspondent for NBC's "The Tonight Show" while attending various political events in Washington, was a correspondent on "The Daily...

2008-08-23 12:00:48

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 20 August Kyrgyz energy companies have cut off three-phase equipment [from electricity supply] to prevent a crisis. To collect enough water in the Toktogul water reservoir, we should save about 4bn kWh of electricity. [Passage omitted: rational use of natural resources necessary] [Correspondent] It is important now to save 4bn kWh of electricity by any means. This will make it possible to save enough water in the Toktogul reservoir...

2008-08-19 15:00:08

Text of report by private Georgian TV station Rustavi-2 on 19 August [Presenter] Russians targeted the Poti terminal again today. The remaining property there was guarded by a Georgian platoon, but the Russian military detained them. They took everything they could from the terminal owned by an Arab company, including US-owned Hammers and humanitarian aid intended for refugees. As regards other property, which they could not take with themselves, they traditionally blew it up with mines....

2008-08-17 21:00:48

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Igor Chudinov has said that his country should cut down the export of electricity to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan this year due to a shortage of water in the country's major Toktogul reservoir. In an interview with the state-owned Kabar news agency, Chudinov said that electricity exports had been reduced from 2.2bn kWh to 400m kWh this year. "We asked our neighbours before and we have requested them several times this year to draw up a set of measures to import electricity...

2008-08-16 12:00:19

The long and noted career of White House correspondent Helen Thomas will be presented in a new U.S. TV special, filmmaker Rory Kennedy says. Kennedy said the story of Thomas's life told in the upcoming HBO special "Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House" shows how the 88-year-old overcame early adversities on her way to questioning U.S. presidents, The Washington Post reported in its Sunday edition. "Her parents couldn't read or write, and here is this woman who moved to...

2008-08-05 12:00:17

Excerpt from "24" news report by corporate-owned Russian Ren TV on 5 August [Presenter] A silent farewell to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn started in Moscow an hour-and-a-half ago [the body of the late writer is on display for the public to pay their last respects]. There will be no speeches in the building of the Russian Academy of Sciences today. According to the writer's wish, those who want to say something can do so only in Donskoy Monastery [at Solzhenitsyn's funeral on 6 August]. [Passage...

2008-08-04 15:00:19

Excerpt from report by private One Plus One TV on 4 August: [Presenter] Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the Russian writer and Nobel Prize winner, died last night. He died at his house in Moscow on the 90th year. [Passage omitted: biographical details] [Semen Hluzman, captioned as former dissident, in Russian] For me, Solzhenitsyn is an entire epoch. The epoch of my youth. In that epoch, Solzhenitsyn perhaps played the dominant role because in order to make little steps if was necessary to have...

2008-08-01 15:00:15

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 1 August [Presenter] The Pakistani defence minister admits that President George Bush in his meeting with [Pakistani Prime Minister Syed] Yusuf Raza Gillani has expressed serious concern over the activities of Pakistan's intelligence agency. At his meeting with the Pakistani prime minister, George Bush said the Taleban were somehow informed about the intelligence information the USA gives the ISI. Tamim Hamid reports [Correspondent] The...

2008-08-01 00:13:28

By Jan Greene Correspondent Today, Dillon hardly remembers being sick. His parents, though, can't forget a moment of their ordeal with the liver cancer that struck their first child when he was 18 months old. The boy was close to death several times, and given little chance of surviving by specialists. But the family constantly questioned the doctors, combed the medical literature on hepatoblastoma, sought a second opinion in Seattle they paid for themselves and refused to give up. "We...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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