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2009-03-04 12:30:00

A West Virginia lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban the sale of all dolls that influence girls to be beautiful. Democrat Jeff Eldridge of the House of Delegates says Barbie dolls and others like her encourage girls to place too much value on physical appearance, The Charleston Gazette reported Wednesday. Eldridge says children need to know beauty from the inside is just as important as outer beauty. His bill, introduced Tuesday, would make it illegal to sell Barbie dolls and other...

2009-01-26 06:11:56

Some 190 workers at The Gazette newspaper in Montreal have rejected their employer's latest contract offer, but no plans for a strike were announced. The workers have been without a contract since June 1, and the Montreal Newspaper Guild has had strike rights since September, CTV News reported. The biggest issue is job security. Last year more than 40 Gazette workers were laid off by the Canwest chain of newspapers, the report said. Irwin Block, vice president of the union, told CTV the...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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