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2009-04-14 15:09:00

Aerial Tour, Local Briefings Part of Bush-Clinton Effort to Raise Funds, Awareness CAMERON, La., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- President George Bush 41 toured Cameron, Louisiana today and declared that the Bush-Clinton Coastal Recovery Fund he oversees with former President Bill Clinton would not give up on helping coastal towns and communities in Texas and Louisiana still struggling to recover in the wake of the 2008 hurricane season. The former president was accompanied by Louisiana Governor...

2006-05-18 07:12:19

By Jeffrey Jones CAMERON, Louisiana (Reuters) - Becky Hebert watched as a backhoe's bucket chewed into her family home, finishing the job that Hurricane Rita started eight months ago. The wood-frame house was one of few structures left standing in Cameron, a small southwest Louisiana town that took a near-direct hit from Rita and its 15- to 20-foot (4.5- to 6-meter) storm surge. But it was badly damaged and in danger of collapsing. She had no insurance on the place. "People are so...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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