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2008-07-30 15:00:49

FREEPORT - Members of the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour will bring a scientific extravaganza, circus-style to town Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 4-5. It's wacky, weird science - a spectacle of science called Smirkusology. The story revolves around an innovative team of quirky, crackerjack scientists, attempting to formulate the chemical compound of circus. The result is a rousing celebration, chock-full of invention and suspension, gadgets and gizmos and the infinite magic of circus. Audiences...

2006-01-01 11:05:32

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In his first year-end report on the federal judiciary, U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Sunday called for better court security to prevent violence and higher salaries to keep a diverse mix of judges on the bench. The 50-year-old conservative became chief of the Supreme Court in September, succeeding his mentor William Rehnquist, who died of thyroid cancer after serving on the high court for more than 30 years. "I recognize that it is a...

2005-09-07 16:43:56

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush praised William Rehnquist on Wednesday as one of the nation's greatest chief justices while Sandra Day O'Connor said her friend and Supreme Court colleague never lost his sense of humor, not even right before his death from cancer. At a funeral service at St. Matthew's Cathedral, O'Connor recounted how Rehnquist had been taken to a local hospital emergency room in the final week of his life and that the examining...

2005-09-06 16:01:35

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If John Roberts is confirmed as U.S. chief justice, his Supreme Court might reverse tradition and permit its proceedings to be televised, a top Senate Republican said on Tuesday. "I think that Judge Roberts may have a real chance to bring the court together based on the personality which I have seen, if he is confirmed," said Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter. "And I think he may have a little different view about television,...

2005-09-06 15:41:13

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - William Rehnquist's casket was carried to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday as colleagues, family and his chosen successor took part in a somber ceremony mourning the death of the nation's 16th chief justice. Rehnquist's closed coffin was brought up the court's marble steps across from the U.S. Capitol by the pallbearers, including John Roberts, a former Rehnquist law clerk and the nominee President George W. Bush selected to succeed him....

2005-09-06 13:39:33

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - William Rehnquist's casket was carried to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday as colleagues, family and his chosen successor took part in a somber ceremony mourning the death of the nation's 16th chief justice. Rehnquist's closed coffin was brought up the court's marble steps across from the U.S. Capitol by the pallbearers, including John Roberts, a former Rehnquist law clerk and the nominee President George W. Bush selected to succeed him....

2005-09-06 11:00:17

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - William Rehnquist's casket was carried to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday as colleagues, family and his chosen successor took part in a somber ceremony mourning the death of the nation's 16th chief justice. Rehnquist's closed coffin was brought up the court's marble steps across from the U.S. Capitol by nine pallbearers, including John Roberts, a former Rehnquist law clerk and the nominee selected by President George W. Bush to succeed him....

2005-09-04 14:12:33

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist has created a rare double opening on the U.S. Supreme Court, giving President George W. Bush the chance to reshape the court and move it to the right. The choice by Bush, who has already selected conservative appeals court Judge John Roberts to replace the more moderate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is retiring, could have far-reaching impact on constitutional issues for years. The court has been...

2005-09-04 14:48:19

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Sunday called late Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist "a man of character and dedication" and pledged to move quickly to nominate a successor. "There are now two vacancies on the Supreme Court and it will serve the best interests of the nation to fill those vacancies promptly," Bush said. "I will choose in a timely manner a highly qualified nominee." Rehnquist's death on Saturday from thyroid cancer...

2005-09-04 10:14:48

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush pledged on Sunday to move quickly to nominate a successor to U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist, whose death opens a second spot on the high court for the president to fill. "There are now two vacancies on the Supreme Court and it will serve the best interest of the nation to fill those vacancies promptly," Bush said at the White House. "I will choose in a timely manner a highly qualified nominee to succeed Chief...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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