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2006-10-04 13:00:00

By BEN DOBBIN, Associated Press Writer ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Three grains of pollen might help solve a 27-year-old murder mystery. To try to unmask the identity of a teenage girl found slain in a cornfield in western New York in 1979, investigators have turned to a pollen-analysis technique rarely used in the United States in hopes of pinpointing where she once lived. A forensic botanist in Texas determined that three microscopic pollen grains from an Australian pine that were recovered this...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin