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2009-07-17 21:14:56

Ed Helms, a supporting player in the TV series The Office, has signed on to star in the big-screen, road-trip comedy Cedar Rapids. The Hollywood Reporter said Miguel Arteta is directing the movie, while Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor and Jim Burke are on board to produce it through their Ad Hominem Enterprises production company. Helms, who also starred in the recent blockbuster The Hangover, will play a small-town Wisconsin man left reeling by the excitement of going to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for...

2008-07-05 09:00:03

By STEVEN A HOLMES By Steven A. Holmes The New York Times Jesse Helms, the former North Carolina senator with the courtly manner and mossy drawl who turned his hard-edged conservatism against civil rights, gay rights, foreign aid and modern art, died early Friday. He was 86. Helms' former chief of staff, James W.C. Broughton, said the senator died at the Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh, where he had lived for the last several years. Helms had been in "a period of declining...

2008-07-05 06:00:03

By Rob Christensen, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 5--Former U.S. Sen. Jesse A. Helms, the son of a Monroe police chief who rose to national prominence to become one of the lions of the American right, died Friday. He was 86. During a career that spanned more than a half-century as a reporter, congressional aide, banking lobbyist, city council member, hard-hitting television commentator and finally senator, Helms helped define what it means to be a conservative. Helms,...

2008-07-05 00:00:03

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Former U.S. Sen. Jesse A. Helms, the son of a Monroe, N.C., police chief who rose to national prominence to become one of the leading lions of the American right, died Friday. He was 86. During a career that spanned more than a half-century as a reporter, congressional aide, bankers lobbyist, city councilman, hard-hitting television commentator and finally U.S. senator from North Carolina, Helms helped define what it means to be a conservative. Helms, the five-term senator...

2008-07-04 21:00:03

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Sen. Elizabeth Dole, traveling between a series of Fourth of July parades and other events in her reelection campaign, said Friday morning that she had called the sergeant-at-arms in Washington, where flags have been lowered to half-mast in honor of Helms. Dole also said she spoke with Helms' widow, Dorothy, his wife of 65 years. "You know, we go back to the days when we were Senate wives together," said Dole, whose husband Bob served in the Senate with Helms for many years...

2008-07-04 18:00:03

By Ann Doss Helms Steve Lyttle Marion Paynter and Sara Klemmer, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jul. 4--NAME -- Jesse Alexander Helms. AGE -- Born Oct.18, 1921 in Monroe, N.C. EDUCATION -- Monroe public schools; Wingate Junior College and Wake Forest College. FAMILY -- Wife, Dorothy Coble Helms; children Jane Knox, Nancy Grigg and Charles Helms; seven grandchildren. CAREER -- Navy, 1942-1945; city editor at The Raleigh Times; administrative assistant to Democratic Sens. Willis...

2008-07-04 18:00:02

By Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 4--Former N.C. Sen. Jesse Helms once said that his legacy would "be up to others to describe." Helms' death today at age 86 prompted an outpouring of remembrance from political friends, foes and observers. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.: "Brooke and I are extremely saddened to hear the news of the passing of Jesse Helms. Jesse was a mentor and good friend and his contributions to North Carolina and to the nation were countless. We will miss him...


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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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