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2008-12-25 16:03:31

The mayor of Irving, Texas, used the Internet medium YouTube to plead his case for an economic stimulus plan to President-elect Barack Obama. Mayor Herbert Gears used the short-film YouTube Web site to ask the next president to use federal funds to buy municipal bonds, The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday. That would bolster the market, Gears said in his presentation. Gears said the collapse of the credit market has made it difficult for cities to raise funds for a variety of projects....


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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