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2008-06-21 15:00:00

One of the things that makes the valley unique is that failure here is viewed as a learning experience, not a mark of shame. Julie Wainwright of Pets.com fame -- remember the sock puppet? -- is the latest to put that mantra to the test. Wainwright, chief executive of one of the more notorious busts of the dot-com era, is back with -- you guessed it -- another dot-com. This time, instead of trying to sell pet food over the Internet, Wainwright has an idea that seems a bit more realistic. Her...

2007-02-23 09:00:31

By NEIL MACFARLANE TO the untrained eye, it may look like not much more than a ripple in the water, but people living in a Lake District town are convinced it could be the North's own Nessie.Photographer Linden Adams saw something beneath the surface of Windermere and immediately reached for his camera.He claims to have captured the first photograph of Windie, or the Bowness Monster, a serpent-like creature long rumoured to have taken up residence in England's biggest lake."The water was...


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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