Latest Div Stories

2008-10-16 14:36:26

High-tech imaging reveals inside of duck-billed dinosaur skulls Paleontologists have long debated the function of the strange, bony crests on the heads of the duck-billed dinosaurs known as lambeosaurs. The structures contain incredibly long, convoluted nasal passages that loop up over the tops of their skulls. Scientists at the University of Toronto, Ohio University and Montana State University now have used CT-scanning to look inside these mysterious crests and reconstruct the brains and...

2008-10-15 00:00:00

SemGroup, L.P. ("SemGroup") announced its plans to evaluate offers to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, SemLogistics Milford Haven Limited ("SemLogistics"), which operates the largest independent fuel storage facility in the United Kingdom. Located in Milford Haven on the west coast of Wales, the facility provides 8.5 million barrels of commercially active storage capacity and serves markets in Europe, the eastern United States and Africa. SemLogistics is not included in SemGroup's chapter 11...

2008-10-08 15:00:00

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2008) - OREX EXPLORATION INC. (TSX VENTURE:OX)(FRANKFURT:O5D) would like to provide its shareholders with additional gold assay results from the Phase 2A diamond drilling program (Holes BR08-12 to 15, inclusive) on the Company's wholly-owned Goldboro Gold Project ("Goldboro") in north eastern Nova Scotia. All 16 holes (BR08-01 to 16), comprising approximately 4,650 m of the Phase 2A drill program, have been completed with assays pending on hole BR08-16....

2008-10-08 15:00:00

By DEBORAH SAYER A key mission of The Theater Project at Brunswick is to enrich and inspire performers of all ages to do original and dynamic exploration. And that's not merely an ideal for the theater's founder and artistic director Al Miller. On Friday, Miller will transition from acting coach to orator, thus opening a new chapter for performance at the theater: the art of storytelling. The "Tales to Tell" sessions will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month through...

2008-10-07 07:30:00

By Mike Dodd CHICAGO -- The goggles were on, the champagne and beer were being sprayed in every direction of the visiting clubhouse. There wasn't a dry soul in the room. They may be new to this, but the Tampa Bay Rays are quickly getting used to the time-honored baseball tradition. "We're pretty good at celebrating," first baseman Carlos Pena said after getting doused by a teammate following the Rays' 6-2 victory vs. the Chicago White Sox on Monday to win the American League Division...

2008-10-06 10:45:00

Rattlesnakes are not the friendliest creatures. Ordinarily, they are best left alone instead of being snuck up on. However, when it is your job to record the sounds of Western animals, you do not have the luxury of avoiding them. "You get yourself in some strange situations," says Jeff Rice, a University of Utah research librarian who is working to produce the first complete free archive of natural sounds in the West for the public. Rice was sitting in the hills above Utah, aiming his...

2008-10-02 06:15:00

By Susan Wloszczyna Few trailers this summer yanked the chain of moviegoers as much as the Busby Berkeley-ish extravaganza for Beverly Hills Chihuahua, opening Friday. There was just something about headdress-wearing pups dancing around an Aztec temple. Not to worry. This is Disney, home of Goofy and Pluto. You could fill a kennel with all its movie-star bowsers through the years. There's even another canine caper, the animated Bolt, out Nov. 21. Why so many doggy tales? "Walt Disney was a...

2008-09-16 06:00:00

By David O'Connor A state panel has dismissed a charge that Columbia Borough officials violated state labor law when they sent a letter telling borough police how to conduct themselves while on duty. The ruling by the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board vindicates the borough and Columbia Mayor Leo Lutz, who wrote the early-August letter that sparked the police union's complaint. The state panel ruled that the police union has "no allegations of fact" to support its claim that Lutz, in...

2008-09-12 15:00:00

By NOEL K GALLAGHER The first Apple store in Maine opens this Saturday, and if history is any guide, Apple fanatics will be lining up at the door in droves. Most Apple store openings draw big crowds, with some people even camping out in advance. The South Portland store opens at 9:30 a.m., and the first 1,000 visitors get a free Apple T-shirt. "This is suhweeeet for us Mainers," according to a posting on an Apple chat board this week. "Now if only Portland wasn't a 3-hour drive... Oh...

2008-09-08 21:00:00

By Jerry Zremski If you fall for Jack Davis' television ads, you may think Jon Powers is a special-interest fat cat who's taking money from corporations like General Electric when he's not hanging out at Rick's Tally-Ho. But none of that is true. And if you believe what Powers says about Davis, you'd think that Davis would go to Washington hell-bent on cutting Social Security benefits. And that's not true, either. In other words, truth has often been on holiday during the battle...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'