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2009-02-11 15:36:59

A Houston judge says he had to declare a mistrial in a murder case when no one realized there were too many people on the jury until the verdict was being read. The error means that Charles Mapps won't be going to prison for shooting his girlfriend, at least until after he stands trial a second time. Although the 13th juror dutifully sat through the testimony and the 45-minute deliberation, District Judge Mark Ellis said the extra hand could be considered an undue influence. In 23 years I've...

2008-12-23 15:43:42

New York Jets defense end Shaun Ellis was fined $10,000 by the NFL after he heaved a chunk of snow at unruly Seattle Seahawks fans. As he was heading to the locker room after Sunday's 13-3 loss at Seattle, Ellis responded to taunting fans throwing snowballs at the team by picking up the chuck of snow and heaving it at the seats. He has been disciplined by the league, Jets Coach Eric Mangini said Tuesday, adding that many of his team's personnel were pelted by snowballs from the seats. Mangini...

2008-12-21 17:49:18

Former major league pitching star Dock Ellis died of a liver ailment at a Los Angeles hospital, his former agent said Sunday. He was 63. Dock Ellis was my first client in baseball, and he gave me as much joy as anybody outside of my family, the agent, Tom Reich, told ESPN.com. Reich said Ellis died Friday at the USC Medical Center. The agent lived in Pittsburgh when Ellis broke in with the Pirates in 1968. He was a very special person and he had an absolute army of fans and friends, Reich...

2008-12-21 14:12:10

Former major league pitching star Dock Ellis has died of a liver ailment at 63 years old at a Los Angeles hospital. His former agent, Tom Reich, confirmed Ellis died Friday at the USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dock Ellis was my first client in baseball, and he gave me as much joy as anybody outside of my family, Reich told ESPN.com. Reich lived in Pittsburgh when Ellis broke in with the Pirates in 1968. He was a very special person and he had an absolute army of fans and friends, Reich...

2008-12-05 19:34:41

New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis faces drug and other charges after he was stopped last weekend in Hanover, N.J., en route to the Jets training facility. Ellis, the Jets' defensive co-captain and their longest-tenured player, was charged with possession of marijuana, driving without insurance and speeding. The Morristown, N.J., Daily Record said Ellis pulled even with a police car, briefly slowed down, and then passed it. A police report said Ellis was uncooperative and refused to give...

2008-11-23 15:22:43

Actor Nelsan Ellis, who appears in the HBO series True Blood, says two teachers in Dolton, Ill., are responsible for his entertainment career success. The actor, who plays Lafayette Reynolds on the vampire-themed drama, said Thornridge High teachers Tim Sweeney and Bill Kirksey helped change his life during his formative teenage years, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Sunday. I had no intention of being an actor, said Ellis, who moved to Dolton at the age of 14 after his mother was shot....

2008-10-13 12:00:36

Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) announced today that the company will be presenting at the Wachovia Securities 2008 Consumer Growth Conference on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 2:30 PM EDT at The New York Palace, New York. This event will be webcasted at the company's website (http://www.pery.com), and a replay will be available for 15 days following the conference. About Perry Ellis International Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and...

2008-09-16 21:00:25

By Paul Westmoore It took him almost two years, but North Tonawanda School Superintendent Vincent J. Vecchiarella finally has his administrative team in place. The School Board earlier this month made that happen when it hired Kathleen M. Ellis, 40, as the district's director of curriculum and instruction at an annual salary of $75,000. The board added the second-to-last piece of the administrative puzzle in January when it hired Gregory Witman as the director of athletics, physical...

2008-08-26 03:00:38

Twin brothers John and James Kinnear are set for a bank holiday to remember today, as their band's biggest ever live performance coincides with the release of their first single. The 22-year-old musicians from Woodmancote, together with Mancunian singer Johanna Gervin, 25, take to the stage at Manchester's Big Weekend, where they will be on the same bill as star Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The trio, taking their biggest ever live bow as The Ultrasonics, will perform as their debut single,...

2008-08-18 18:00:30

THE streets of Liverpool came alive in an explosion of colour, music and dance for new music video, 'Cilla Black's TV'. Coronation Street actress Nikki Sanderson, who also appears in Heartbeat, was dramatically transformed into a 1960's Cilla for the shoot of pop singer Rob Ellis's debut single. Over 100 dancers and performers, including a marching band and an award winning cheer-leading squad took part in the musical extravaganza to celebrate Liverpool, its inhabitants, culture and...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.