Latest John Skinner Stories

2013-01-24 09:52:08

Researchers from Wits University, the University of Johannesburg and international scientists announced on Tuesday, 22 January 2012, the discovery of a two million year old fossil fox at the now renowned archaeological site of Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. In an article published in the prestigious journal Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, the researchers describe the previously unknown species of fox named Vulpes Skinneri - named in honor of the...

2008-06-25 00:02:40

Vice principals often get the tough job of handling student discipline. John Skinner, assistant principal and dean at North High School, falls into that category. Born in Milltown, Ind., he graduated from Crawford County Junior- Senior High School and attended Aquinas Junior College in Nashville, Tenn., on a baseball scholarship. He earned his bachelor's degree in business education from Middle Tennessee State University and his master's degree in health education from Eastern Kentucky...

2005-08-17 17:57:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will send 700 Army paratroopers to Iraq to help provide security at detention centers, officials said on Wednesday, as it prepares to open a fourth major prison and eventually leave the Abu Ghraib jail, the site of last year's prisoner abuse scandal. An infantry battalion from the 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will go to Iraq over the next two months on an open-ended deployment to help provide security at the...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.