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2008-09-18 09:00:24

In Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life," populist hero George Bailey spars with the fat cats and unabashedly champions the little guys. What we are witnessing today, however, are those professing to be George have actual beliefs and policies resembling Mr. Potter's. You remember Potter -- the ultimate fat cat, staunch enemy of "do- gooders" and the champion of individual initiative and unbridled greed. Dennis Kostecki Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City)....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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