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2008-08-19 03:00:23

Firefighters take offense, rightly, at the words of a potential defendant. Was Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske merely asking whether women firefighters were going to sue to get adequate facilities in fire stations, or was she suggesting they sue? Either way, it's weird. After all, it's Schipske, and the other council members, they would be suing. What did she expect them to say? The firefighters union complained in a letter to officials at City Hall that Schipske had...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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