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2008-12-19 19:47:24

Neighbors of a dog-breeding widow in Scotland learned Friday that she had been a millionaire and that she had left those millions for animal welfare. Grace Smith, 84, left an estate of more than 7 million pounds ($10.5 million), The Scotsman reported. About half the money goes to the Dogs Trust and most of the rest to other animal welfare organizations. Smith also made sure that her last pets are provided for. Her dogs, Winnie and Harry, and her cat, Puss Puss, get a total of 50 thousand...

2008-07-05 09:00:23

By Denise Richardson, The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y. Jul. 5--ONEONTA -- The Oneonta Community Health Center opening has been delayed, but the free clinic is taking requests for appointments, organizers said. The clinic at 22 Academy St. was to open Tuesday, but work to prepare for opening hasn't been completed, organizers said, and the rescheduled opening date is July 29. Ongoing steps include confirming certification for professional volunteers and arranging for and training lay...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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