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2008-07-12 06:00:21

By Tom Shaw, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 12--Years ago, Bing Crosby sang "I'll Be Home for Christmas." That could be more difficult this year with rising prices for gas and plane tickets. Experts say to make your holiday plans now, because the cost of plane tickets will only go up as gas prices soar. Tickets to some cities have increased $50 to $100 in just the past few weeks. Last-minute deals also may be harder to come by this year as airlines reduce the numbers of their flights...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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