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2007-07-16 12:10:43

By ; LAUREN DONOVAN Garrison newspaper columnist Don Gackle's "Here and There" column reflected on recent news that a longtime Garrison attorney admitted to stealing $340,000 from two clients. Doug Sletten, the attorney, was temporarily suspended from practicing law last month by the North Dakota Supreme Court while a state disciplinary board contemplates further action. Besides being acquaintences, Sletten also was a humorous columnist for Gackle's newspaper, the McLean County...

2006-05-24 13:25:01

LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Elton John accepted libel damages of 100,000 pounds ($188,000) on Wednesday from a newspaper that reported he behaved like "tinpot dictator" by ordering guests at his annual charity ball not to approach him. In a brief hearing at London's High Court, the singer's solicitor, Nigel Tait, told the judge the claims made in the Daily Mail in June 2005 had "caused Sir Elton considerable embarrassment and distress." "The articles falsely alleged that Sir Elton had...

2006-05-24 05:37:03

LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Elton John accepted libel damages of 100,000 pounds ($188,000) from a newspaper on Wednesday which claimed he behaved like "tinpot dictator" by ordering guests at his annual charity ball not to approach him. In a brief hearing at London's High Court, the singer's solicitor Nigel Tait told the judge the claims made in the Daily Mail in June 2005 had "caused Sir Elton considerable embarrassment and distress." "The articles falsely alleged that Sir Elton had...

2006-04-27 08:43:22

LONDON (Reuters) - Hollywood star Sharon Stone accepted an apology and "substantial" libel damages at London's High Court on Thursday over a newspaper story saying she left her 4-year-old son in a car while dining in a restaurant. A Daily Mail story last June said Stone had enjoyed a late night dinner date at The Ivy restaurant in central London with what it called a "mystery male companion" while her son was left sleeping in a car with her driver for more than two hours. Stone's...

2005-11-26 01:30:59

By Ken Ferris LONDON (Reuters) - British newspapers paid tribute to former Manchester United great George Best on Saturday as they offered their last respects to a footballing genius. The Sun newspaper ran a front page headline saying: 'Biggest Funeral Since Di" as they claimed half a million people would line the streets of his home city of Belfast next Friday. "The outpouring of grief will be the biggest since more than a million people lined the streets of London in 1997 for...

2005-07-11 21:04:14

LONDON (Reuters) - All 12,000 members of the U.S. Air Force stationed in Britain have been banned from visiting London because of last week's bombings, newspapers reported on Tuesday, and one daily slammed the decision as "timid." American military chiefs issued the "battle staff directive" on Friday, a day after bombs on three underground trains and a double-decker bus killed at least 52 people, The Daily Telegraph and The Times newspapers reported. A U.S. spokeswoman was quoted as saying...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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