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2009-09-10 09:55:00

Oprah Winfrey says she is trying to land the first interview with Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped as a child in California and held for 18 years. Now the 29-year-old mother of two daughters fathered by one of her alleged captors, Dugard was released last month and returned to her family. She has not yet spoken to the media about her ordeal. A married couple have been arrested in connection with the case, but have pleaded innocent to the charges. I want that interview, the New York Post said...

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2009-08-31 16:45:50

Philip Garrido's first wife says the suspect in California's Jaycee Dugard kidnapping case was a manipulator and monster when she knew him years ago. Garrido, 58, is accused of kidnapping Dugard when she was 11, keeping her imprisoned for 18 years, raping her and fathering two daughters with her. Police also say they are looking into whether he may be responsible for a series of prostitute slayings in the 1990s, as well. His wife, Nancy, 55, whom he reportedly married in 1981, was arrested...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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