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2008-08-26 12:01:08

Union members say major movie production in Los Angeles has come to a virtual halt as producers eye contract talks with the Screen Actors Guild.

2008-08-05 09:01:02

By Lindell Kay, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Aug. 5--The new Onslow County Jail will soon have a project manager that works for the county and not the engineering firm profiting from the jail's construction.

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2007-04-13 13:15:00

A new theoretical thermometer built from heavy-duty mathematics and computer code suggests that the surfaces of certain neutron stars run significantly hotter than previously expected.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.