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2009-06-26 21:06:59

The New York Islanders made high-scoring forward John Tavares the first pick in the 2009 NHL draft Friday. Tavares had been the NHL's scouting system's top-ranked player all year, having produced 58 goals and 104 points last season for the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League.

2009-03-02 07:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for leaping forward into day light savings time, Aquarium of the Bay will preview the Pacific Tree Frog and Western Toad during its "Spring Forward: Invasion of the Land Animals" event on Sunday, March 8, 2009.

2009-02-26 14:04:03

The Pittsburgh Penguins traded defenseman Ray Whitney Thursday to Anaheim for forward Chris Kunitz and a future prospect. It is the first of several moves that could be made by the disappointing Penguins make before the end of the NHL's trade deadline next Wednesday. This season, Whitney, a four-year

2009-01-15 18:20:12

The expansion Seattle Sounders FC chose University of Akron forward Steve Zakuani with the first pick Thursday in Major League Soccer's SuperDraft in St. Louis. I'm excited.

2009-01-12 07:44:00

-- In Vitro Diagnostics Leader Celebrates 50th Anniversary -- LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan.

2008-12-30 19:57:16

Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer said Tuesday he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week and be out of action indefinitely. Boozer, who has been out since Nov. 19 after suffering a left quadricep injury, will have the surgery Jan.

2008-11-24 17:59:53

The National Hockey League suspended Los Angeles Kings forward John Zeiler for three games Monday for action during Saturday's loss to Colorado. Zeiler, 26, was assessed a major penalty for boarding and game misconduct for hitting Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote at the 6:51 mark of the second period. Foote skated into the right corner of his zone for the puck and was hit from behind by Zeiler, who was appearing in just his second game of the season.

2008-11-19 15:03:30

A left wrist injury will sideline North Carolina freshman forward Tyler Zeller for the rest of the 2008-09 college basketball season. The 7-foot, 220-pound native of Washington, Ind., suffered the injury in Tuesday night's 77-58 rout by the top-ranked Tar Heels of Kentucky.

2008-09-18 00:00:26

By Andy Sharman UNIVERSITIES A flagship scheme set up to raise teenage interest in mathematics will be lucky to solve the crisis affecting the subject at university level, says one leading academic.

2008-07-22 18:00:34

By Maria Saporta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jul. 22--Over the next two years, the Atlanta Regional Commission will embark on its Fifty Forward planning initiative to help steer the way metro Atlanta will be in 2060.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.