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2010-04-21 17:16:40

The military plans to launch an unmanned winged spacecraft resembling a miniature space shuttle Thursday, and it probably will not be a one-time shot. Air Force deputy under secretary for space programs Gary Payton said Tuesday that the Air force has contracted for a second space plane, depending on the success of Thursday's flight. "Currently, we're looking at a 2011 launch for that second tail number. That assumes everything goes properly as predicted on this first flight," Payton told...

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2009-05-12 12:45:00

The U.S. Air Force announced on Monday it is looking to salvage for future use any government-owned property or ground stations developed for a canceled satellite communications program, Reuters reported. The Air Force is working closely with Lockheed Martin and Boeing to "harvest" any equipment from the Transformational Satellite (TSAT) program. The Air Force had already spent $2.5 billion during two to three years of initial developmental work on the TSAT program, and hopes to use some of...

2006-06-14 01:49:34

(adds quotes, details) By Steve Ginsburg DALLAS, June 13 - The Miami Heat staged a frenetic fourth-quarter rally to defeat the Dallas Mavericks 98-96 Tuesday and propel themselves back into the hunt for an NBA championship. Reserve guard Gary Payton hit a 17-foot jump shot with 9.3 seconds left to give Miami a 97-95 lead and cap an improbable turnaround in the final five minutes. Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki, who led the Mavericks with 30 points, had a chance to tie the game with...

2006-06-14 00:47:28

By Steve Ginsburg DALLAS (Reuters) - The Miami Heat staged a ferocious fourth-quarter rally to defeat the Dallas Mavericks 98-96 Tuesday and propel themselves back into the hunt for an NBA championship. Reserve guard Gary Payton hit a 17-foot jump shot with 9.3 seconds left to give Miami a 97-95 lead and cap an improbable turnaround in the final five minutes. Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki, who led the Mavericks with 30 points, had a chance to tie the game with 3.4 seconds left but...

2005-12-25 19:45:00

NEW YORK -- Shaquille O'Neal had 18 points and pulled down 17 rebounds to counter a 37 point effort by former-team mate Kobe Bryant as the Miami Heat edged the Los Angeles Lakers 97-92 on Sunday. In a Christmas Day clash rich with sub plots, O'Neal and Bryant renewed their bitter rivalry but it was another former Laker that sank Los Angeles hopes for victory, Gary Payton hitting for 21 points, including a clutch go-ahead three-pointer with just 65 seconds to play to clinch the win. Payton's...

2005-09-22 23:27:58

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Point guard Gary Payton signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Miami Heat on Thursday, re-uniting him with center Shaquille O'Neal. The 37-year-old signed with the Los Angeles Lakers two seasons ago, hoping to win a first NBA title alongside O'Neal and he will now be hoping to achieve that goal with the Heat. A nine-time NBA all-star now entering his 16th campaign, Payton averaged 11.3 points and 6.1 assists with the Boston Celtics last season. He...

2005-07-08 17:53:03

By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - Basketball star Gary Payton, charged with assault after an altercation outside a downtown Toronto strip club, was lured into the fight by the husband of one of the club's strippers, an eyewitness told a court on Friday. Nicole Stone, who was a stripper at the club when the incident occurred in April 2003, testified that Payton, who plays for the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics, was in the front seat of a taxi parked outside the club...

2005-07-07 14:02:41

By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - The lawyer for three National Basketball Association players charged with assaulting a former male stripper outside a Toronto club told a court on Thursday the alleged victim is using the players as a lottery ticket. Boston Celtics' Gary Payton, Sam Cassell of the Minnesota Timberwolves and free agent Jason Caffey are charged with assaulting Adrian Cimpean, his wife, who is also a stripper, and a bouncer outside the strip club in April 2003. Defense...

2005-07-06 17:08:55

By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - A former male stripper told a Canadian court on Wednesday that he has been unable to work since an alleged assault by National Basketball Association star Gary Payton and two other players outside a Toronto strip club. Adrian Cimpean, 31, told the court that Boston Celtics' Payton, Sam Cassell of the Minnesota Timberwolves and free agent Jason Caffey, punched and kicked him after he tried to defend his wife, who is also a stripper, from insults. Payton...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.