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2008-12-05 11:19:00

CANANDAIGUA ACADEMY WILL NOT SLAUGHTER CHICKENS! New York State Education Department Denies Application to 'Terminate Life.' MACHIPONGO, Va., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a year-long campaign to persuade Canandaigua Academy (a high school in upstate New York) to eliminate a project in which students butchered chickens in an ecology course, United Poultry Concerns learned yesterday that the Education Department has instructed Canandaigua Academy administrators to stop the...

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2005-07-27 05:45:00

Aging Baby Boomers, rising costs will stretch its resources, experts say On July 30, 1965, Lyndon Johnson was still savoring his landslide election as president, and he drew upon that broad support to sign an ambitious public health-care plan called Medicare into law. But the battle to create the program "was intensely fought, and it didn't pass by a wide margin," said Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund, an independent research foundation focused on health and social issues....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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