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2008-03-26 12:00:00

A recent study by the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) showed that the fishing industry here was worth more than 52 million BDS dollars (26 million US dollars). "We have found a landed value (the cost value of fish caught) of 14.5 million dollars (7.25 million US dollars) and this is just a preliminary assessment," Director of the CERMES, Robin Mahon said. He added that once factors such as shops and hotels were taken into consideration, the value...

2008-03-24 15:15:00

Audiences are still listening to Horton and his Who pals. "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who," 20th Century Fox's animated adaptation of the beloved children's book, remained the top movie for a second straight weekend with $25.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Featuring the voices of Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, the movie raised its 10-day total to $85.5 million. "Horton" fended off a rush of new movies opening over Easter weekend. Lionsgate's "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns,"...

2008-02-28 15:00:00

SHALIMAR -- Shark attacks get Dick Brauer's attention. That's because his hobby is photographing sharks with the help of commercial dive operations. On most of those expeditions, he photographs the sharks through a cage lowered into the water. But Brauer has also done open-water dives similar to the one that killed an Austrian tourist last weekend. The Shalimar resident would do it again "in a heartbeat," he said. "Those are normally done safely. This was a freak accident, I would say." The...

2008-02-04 15:00:00

Whole Foods is a great place for shoppers on a budget. Really! Lurking beside the Bleu d'Auvergne and the Chilean sea bass is a supermarket ripe with deals ready for hard-working individuals wanting a little more bang for their buck, company officials say. And they can prove it. Perhaps hoping to combat the store's "Whole Paycheck" nickname, Whole Foods branches in Santa Fe and other cities, under a directive from the company's Austin headquarters, recently began offering weekly tours on...

2008-01-23 14:57:25

A good argument with your spouse could be just what the doctor ordered. Preliminary results from a survey of married couples suggest that disputing husbands and wives who hold in their anger die earlier than expressive couples. "When couples get together, one of their main jobs is reconciliation about conflict," said researcher Ernest Harburg, professor emeritus with the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Psychology Department. "Usually nobody is trained to do...

2007-12-12 08:09:31

In The Matrix, the hero Neo could dodge bullets because time moved in slow motion for him during battles. Indeed, in the real world, people in danger often feel as if time slowed down for them. This warping of time apparently does not result from the brain speeding up from adrenaline when in danger. Instead, this feeling seems to be an illusion, scientists now find. To see if danger makes people experience time in slow motion, scientists at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston...

2007-11-30 06:00:00

By Olson, Sherry ABSTRACT For two centuries, each surge of city-building has consumed massive amounts of raw materials and restructured flows of materials, as merchants and manufacturers reached out to capture resources from greater distances but persisted in accumulating a large share of the wastes close to home. Eight such surges of growth can be seen, and synchronized, in Baltimore, Maryland, and Montreal, Quebec. The environmental impacts are marshalled to appeal for more attention to...

2007-10-20 08:05:00

NEW YORK -- It's a technique on the tip of a lot of parents' tongues - and maybe their children's too: Puree healthy fruits and vegetables, and sneak them into regular kid food like macaroni and cheese or chocolate pudding. Watch the kids unknowingly gobble down their vitamins, and smile. But what's got people talking isn't just the good idea, but the fact that two cookbooks released a few months apart focus on the strategy in strikingly similar ways. Throw in the fact that one is written by...

2007-10-05 06:00:00

Having a home gym used to be as simple as buying an exercise bike and sticking it in the corner of the basement. But as Americans place more emphasis on fitness, they are digging deeper into their wallets for state-of-the-art home gyms. Sales of exercise equipment jumped from $4.4 billion in 2005 to almost $4.7 billion in 2006, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. There's no end in sight for the escalating sales. That's good news for personal trainers, gym chains and...

2007-09-11 10:22:39

BOSTON (AP) - Megan Dickerson always loved the rich colors and melodic scores of the film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory." But she also longed to experience the sweet scents of chocolate and schnozberries. A self-proclaimed multisensory artist, Dickerson is now trying to revive "Smellovision." She's staged outdoor showings of "Willy Wonka" for hundreds of people and used oscillating fans and artificially scented oils to distribute aromas of blueberry pie and banana taffy during the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.