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2006-09-04 22:55:00

LA PAZ, Mexico -- At least three people, including one Briton, were killed when Hurricane John slammed into Mexico's Baja California peninsula, authorities said on Monday. Three other people are missing after the passage of John, which has been downgraded to a tropical depression, and is now off the west coast of Baja California state and dumping rains on southern U.S. States. But the storm is no longer a major threat. A British tourist was found drowned on the west coast of Baja California...

2006-09-04 22:38:41

LA PAZ, Mexico (Reuters) - At least three people, including one Briton, were killed when Hurricane John slammed into Mexico's Baja California peninsula, authorities said on Monday. Three other people are missing after the passage of John, which has been downgraded to a tropical depression, and is now off the west coast of Baja California state and dumping rains on southern U.S. States. But the storm is no longer a major threat. A British tourist was found drowned on the west coast of...

2006-09-02 18:08:32

By Antonio Alcantar LA PAZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday after blasting the tourist port city of La Paz with wicked winds and torrential rain that knocked out power and flooded streets but caused no deaths. John flattened trees and electric power poles and sent advertising signs flying overnight in La Paz, popular with tourists and the capital of Baja California Sur state. As the weakening storm crept up Mexico's Baja California...

2006-09-02 15:26:19

By Antonio Alcantar LA PAZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John crept up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Saturday after blasting the tourist port city of La Paz with wicked winds and torrential rain that knocked out power and flooded streets but caused no deaths. John flattened trees and electric power poles and sent advertising signs flying overnight in La Paz, popular with tourists, and the capital of Baja California Sur state. As the rain eased on Saturday, electricity was...

2006-09-02 12:34:09

By Antonio Alcantar LA PAZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John crept up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Saturday after blasting this tourist port city with wicked winds and torrential rain that knocked out power but caused no deaths. John flattened trees and electric power poles and sent advertising signs flying overnight in La Paz, a city of 200,000 people and the capital of Baja California Sur state. Ankle-deep flooding on several main roads cut off most streets around the...

2006-09-02 09:17:22

By Antonio Alcantar LA PAZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John rumbled up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Saturday after roughing up this tourist port overnight with wicked winds and torrential rain that knocked out power. Rescue workers began assessing damages and possible deaths in La Paz -- where about 200,000 people live -- when daylight broke. "The hurricane passed close by, or right over us, and cut power to the entire city," La Paz civil protection worker Adrian Romero...

2006-09-02 02:52:06

By Noel Randewich and Armando Tovar LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John roared up Mexico's Baja California peninsula early on Saturday, after forcing thousands of tourists and residents in this posh beach resort into shelters to escape high winds and lashing rain. But the Los Cabos resort, popular with U.S. tourists and famed for its beaches and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, dodged a bullet when John did not make a direct hit. Rescue workers said their main worries...

2006-09-02 01:44:25

By Noel Randewich and Armando Tovar LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John roared up Mexico's Baja California peninsula early on Saturday, after forcing thousands of tourists and residents in this posh beach resort into shelters to escape high winds and lashing rain. But the Los Cabos resort, popular with U.S. tourists and famed for its beaches and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, dodged a bullet when John did not make a direct hit. Rescue workers said their main worries...

2006-09-01 23:50:53

By Noel Randewich LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John slammed into the Baja California peninsula on Friday night, forcing thousands of tourists and residents in this posh beach resort into shelters to escape high winds, angry seas and lashing rain. But the Los Cabos resort, popular with U.S. tourists and famed for its beaches and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, dodged a bullet as John did not make a direct hit, veering off to the east as it made landfall. Concern now...

2006-09-01 23:32:10

By Noel Randewich LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John slammed into the Baja California peninsula on Friday night, forcing thousands of tourists and residents in this posh beach resort into shelters to escape high winds, angry seas and lashing rain. But the Los Cabos resort, popular with U.S. tourists and famed for its beaches and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, dodged a bullet as John did not make a direct hit, veering off to the east as it made landfall. Concern now...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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