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2008-12-17 07:00:00

CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Life can be painful and unsightly for the men who work fixing the buses for school children in Florence, South Carolina. Bleeding, cracked, dry hands have actually forced these men to be laid off from work. These rough and tough guys, employed by the Dept. of Transportation, are now talking about a beauty hand creme that has made it possible to return to work, enjoy their jobs and stop the pain. According to Jenny Lynn Fogle, Owner of...

2008-08-25 15:01:00

By ROXANNE MOORE SAUCIER; OF THE NEWS STAFF CRACKED MARBLES: LIFE'S LESSONS FOR A MAINE SURGEON, by Tom Palmer, M.D. (Tiffen Press of Maine, Brooksville, $16.95) If you're the disciplined sort, you could read Tom Palmer's "Cracked Marbles: Life's Lessons for a Maine Surgeon" one chapter a day so that it would last you a bit more than three weeks. Or you could consume the whole thing in an evening and wind up with a good sense of the retired Bangor surgeon, who moved to Maine with wife...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • 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.'
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