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2008-12-11 14:58:03

Britain's Prince Harry is to start a 2 1/2 year course with the Army Air Corps in January as part of his plan to be a military helicopter pilot. CNN said the 24-year-old royal, who is the son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, has passed the first stage of his training and is scheduled to start the new course next month, following in the footsteps of his elder brother, Prince William. If Prince Harry qualifies as an Army Air Corps pilot, he will, like any officer, be available...

2008-10-02 21:00:14

By Dan Craft After a career that began at age 18 some 46 years ago, there probably aren't a lot of items left on Randy Newman's "to-do" list.But performing in Central Illinois, we're happy to report, is one of them. Or so we hope. The interviewer has just received an itinerary of Newman's 19- city tour promoting his first album in a decade - the merrily mordant "Harps and Angels," which takes the Devil, and others, by the horns for a little musical shakedown. The interviewer mentions...

2008-09-29 21:00:22

Using new research and photographs, along with contemporary film and newspapers, the Monty Python star-turned-travel writer and presenter embarked on a quest to unravel what happened to soldiers who fought to the last minute and beyond.His sombre film reveals how there were thousands of casualties in the hours after the Armistice was signed 90 years ago.Nine million soldiers lost their lives in the 1914-1918 conflict "the war to end all wars".The amateur historian uses the research to tell...

2008-08-19 09:00:16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Harry and Louise, the iconic couple featured in ads to defeat health care reform in 1993-1994, will be back on television to demand that health care reform return to the top of the agenda. Airing throughout the Democratic and Republican conventions, the famous couple at the kitchen table will remind America that they are still waiting "for a better way." In light of the growing health care affordability crisis in the U.S. and the lack of coverage for...

2008-07-30 12:00:48

By Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Jul. 30--WILLIAMSTOWN -- Roughly midway through Theresa Rebeck's hit-and-miss show business comedy, "The Understudy," at Williamstown Theatre Festival's Nikos Stage, light bulbs start turning on in the marquee head of a Hollywood action star named Jake who is co-starring on Broadway in an unlikely hit -- a recently discovered play by Franz Kafka. During a put-in rehearsal with his newly hired understudy, Harry, it dawns on...

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2007-09-15 22:50:00

WASHINGTON -- It's been 14 years since first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's health care reform plan sank like a stone, swallowed by fears of a big-government power grab. In the years since, wary presidential candidates at first avoided the issue altogether, then gingerly dipped one toe, then another, back into the pool. This year, no self-respecting presidential candidate wants to be without a health care overhaul plan, and talk about "universal coverage" is back. There is a stark...

2006-04-24 06:41:23

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry, an army officer and third in line to the throne, may be shielded from the frontline if his unit is sent to war, the Ministry of Defense said on Monday. Harry's deployment or continuing presence in a conflict zone might be brought into question if the prince, who graduated as an army officer this month, were to become a specific target, the ministry said. There is a tradition of British royals serving in the armed forces. Harry's uncle, the...

2006-04-12 05:52:56

By Dylan Martinez CAMBERLEY (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry, once dubbed a royal wild child for underage drink and drug antics, graduated as an army officer on Wednesday before joining a regiment that could be sent to Iraq or Afghanistan. The third in the line to the throne passed out at the elite Sandhurst military academy before his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, at a colorful ceremony rich in military tradition. A somber-faced Harry marched with sword in hand across the parade...

2006-02-02 05:15:03

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's much-criticized gaffe of wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party helped to trigger 10 anti-Semitic attacks on Britain's Jews, according to a report on Thursday. The Community Security Trust (CST), which advises Britain's 290,000-strong Jewish community on safety issues, also said comments by London mayor Ken Livingstone had contributed to anti-Semitic incidents. Overall there were 455 anti-Semitic incidents in Britain in 2005...

2006-01-25 06:20:17

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry, younger son of heir-to-the-throne Britain's Prince Charles, will join the elite Household Cavalry when he completes his officer training in April, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday. The Cavalry is made up of two of the British Army's most senior and oldest regiments -- The Blues and Royals and The Life Guards -- and is tasked with protecting Queen Elizabeth on ceremonial and state occasions, meaning the prince may have to guard his own...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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