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2008-07-17 03:00:20

By Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 17--A judge in Washington state has created serious difficulties for cattle ranchers in Kansas and across the country. The judge, acting on a complaint from the National Wildlife Federation and other environmental groups, issued a temporary restraining order to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Critical Feed Use program. A hearing on the order is scheduled for today. The USDA program, implemented in late May, allows...

2008-07-08 09:00:42

By Jay Wamsley For the Deseret News "CHAPS!" Old Lyric Repertory Company, Caine Lyric Theatre, Logan (435-797-8022 or www.usu.edu/lyric), running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes (one intermission) LOGAN -- Musical revues have an important role in the summer theater scene, particularly for repertory companies. For the audience, it is a chance to see a wider range of talents from the actors. In fact, some actors are invited to participate with some companies during the summer season based on their...

2008-06-25 06:00:00

By Andrew Downie In an unprecedented move against rogue cattle ranchers in the Amazon, the Brazilian government has seized livestock grazing there illegally. Officials carted off 3,100 head of cattle that they said were being raised on an ecological reserve in the state of Para, in an operation intended to serve as a warning to other ranchers grazing an estimated 60,000 head on illegally deforested land in Amazonia, the environment minister, Carlos Minc, said. "No more being soft," Minc...

2008-06-25 06:00:00

By Braden Lammers, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 25--Chute Gerdeman, a Columbus-based retail design firm, landed a sweet gig when it was picked to design the M&M's World stores. Officials never thought it would lead to a fight with a naked cowboy. Robert Burck, better known as New York City street performer the Naked Cowboy, has received the OK to proceed with a lawsuit against the folks who make M&M's-brand candy and Chute Gerdeman. Burck is suing Mars Inc., the candy...

2007-02-14 03:00:00

By Alfredo Corchado PALOMAS, Mexico -- Ivan Thompson works hard to make romance bloom. But the modern world isn't helping. For 17 years, Mr. Thompson, known as Cowboy Cupid or Cowboy del Amor, has prided himself in a keen ability to pair lonely American men with Mexican women. His sees his job as bridging countries, languages and cultures. Now, the man who calls himself America's premier matchmaker is fighting a nemesis that, just like love, knows no borders: the Internet. With Valentine's...

2006-04-02 09:07:36

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Online DVD renter Netflix Inc. hopes its subscribers will fall in love this week with "Cowboy del Amor," and many other unsung movies it is quietly buying at film festivals to release in arthouse theaters. Netflix will begin offering its customers the low-budget, independent "Cowboy" film as the first title it has backed with a theatrical release under a strategy to be the only place cinephiles can rent some small, critically praised works....

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2006-01-11 12:55:00

By Bob Burgdorfer CHICAGO -- Texas rancher Pete Bonds would like to add cattle to his 7,000-head herd but the lack of grazing and the lack of water prevent it. A drought in Texas and Oklahoma, one of the worst in nearly 100 years, has dried up creeks and ponds, depleted pastures, and fueled wildfires that have burned precious hay and grass. The conditions have ranchers selling off breeding stock at a time when they should be expanding herds. Current prices have been profitable for nearly...

2005-08-21 13:58:50

By Adam Tanner LEWISTOWN, Montana (Reuters) - Owen Badgett recited his first poems to the cows and Montana hills where he has worked his whole life as a cowboy, just like his father and grandfather. In recent years, Badgett, 58, also has shared his tales at a growing number of cowboy poetry festivals, where America's Western ranchers who make their living rounding up and roping cattle gather to celebrate and lament. On Sunday, he and others recited their final poems on the last day...


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2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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