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2008-07-22 09:00:12

Text of report by Bosnian national public broadcaster BHTV1, on 22 July [Announcer] The current chairman of the [Bosnian] Serb Democratic Party [SDS], which was founded by Karadzic, Mladen Bosic has also commented on his arrest: [Bosic] We are surprised that Dr Karadzic was arrested in Belgrade. It is clear that the Serbian nation does not view the Hague tribunal and a trial of Dr Karadzic as the meting out of justice, but in a way as a showdown with the policy that the Serbs pursued at...

2008-07-14 15:00:34

By Channing Gray No performer at the Newport Music Festival has been more anticipated than Wai Yin Wong, the 15-year-old Chinese piano prodigy who last year took the gold at the Horowitz Competition in Ukraine. Reports of her considerable talent were circulating at Friday's opening-night concert, and festival director Mark Malkovich, a judge at the Horowitz, called her "astonishing," and predicted she would have a big career. Well, Saturday night at The Breakers, Wong, making her...

2008-07-12 15:00:17

By Channing Gray The Newport Music Festival, the annual chamber music marathon set in the city's lavish mansions, picked one of its own last night to open season number 40. Eduardus Halim, the Indonesian pianist who has appeared at many a festival, was back at The Breakers for an evening of Chopin and Liszt -- a long evening of Liszt. The rail-thin Halim, the last student of piano legend Vladimir Horowitz, spent an hour and 20 minutes making his way though Liszt's Evenings in Vienna, a...

2008-07-01 06:00:31

By Kevin Kittredge kevin.kittredge@roanoke.com 981-3323 Roanoke's pre-eminent live theater, Mill Mountain Theatre, is in debt these days, but that hasn't stopped anyone else from, well, getting into the act. Star City Playhouse on Williamson Road recently completed its first season. Local playwright Kenley Smith is turning the former New York Fashions building on Campbell Avenue into a venue for new theater. And Showtimers, the community theater on McVitty Road, has been going since...

2008-06-30 21:02:40

MOSCOW. June 30 (Interfax) - The plan of Russia's electricity market liberalization will not be reviewed, Unified Energy System of Russia (UES) CEO Anatoly Chubais told his final press conference. "That's highly improbable. The plan may be reviewed only under extraordinary circumstances. I think that won't happen," he said. The federal government approved the plan on April 7, 2007. According to the plan, the number of regulated electricity contracts reduces twice a year, on January 1 and...

2008-06-24 12:02:37

By Donna Wright, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jun. 24--TALLEVAST -- County crews began digging trenches along Tallevast Road at 16th Street Monday morning to install permanent water lines to residents, who have expressed concerns for their safety. But that work could stop today after commissioners review a written report on the project, requested by Commissioner Ron Getman. He met Monday afternoon with leaders of FOCUS, an advocacy group for residents. "I want to make sure the county is...

2008-06-19 18:00:14

By THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - Metis Nation-Saskatchewan leaders are meeting with Premier Brad Wall's government to begin talks on what could be a breakthrough on hunting and fishing rights - after a decade of legal wrangling. CEO Brian Kembel says the negotiations come after Metis in the province won more than five illegal hunting cases in court. It's hoped there will be an interim agreement by the fall. Alberta and its Metis are expected to square off in court in a test case next...

2007-06-27 21:00:49

Dr. Myron Wentz, founder, chairman, and CEO of USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: USNA), was honored Monday at a special ceremony in Jerusalem with the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences. The Albert Einstein Award, given by Global Capital Associates, salutes leaders whose vision and commitment have contributed to the critical advancement of vital life-saving and life-enhancing technology to benefit mankind. Dr. Wentz received the award in...

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2007-04-29 09:00:07

By MARIA DANILOVA MOSCOW - Mstislav Rostropovich, the renowned cellist and conductor who won world fame for his masterly playing and his courage in defending human rights, was buried Sunday in the Moscow cemetery that holds the graves of many of Russia's most luminous artists and thinkers. Several thousand Russians came to the funeral for Rostropovich, who fought for the rights of Soviet-era dissidents and later triumphantly played Bach suites below the crumbling Berlin Wall. He died...

2006-12-16 00:00:00

PHILADELPHIA _ A Swedish astronaut kept a Frisbee in the air for 20 seconds Friday, claiming the new world record for "Maximum Time Aloft". Only thing is, it was floating in zero gravity, aboard the International Space Station. And the astronaut, Christer Fuglesang, kept it from bumping into anything _ or going out of range of the camera in a feed to Earth _ by blowing on it. If the record is accepted by the World Flying Disc Federation, Fuglesang would eclipse the longstanding 16.72-second...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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