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2008-12-25 12:07:53

An elderly Houston woman received $4,700 water bill that claimed she used 495,000 gallons of water in a single month -- a feat plumbers called impossible. Annabelle Baylous said her water bill is usually about $10, so she was shocked to see the amount on the bill she received this month, KHOU-TV, Houston, reported Thursday. Over $4,000! Baylous said. This is the worst Christmas present I could get. KHOU said plumbers examined the home, which has only one bathroom and one occupant, and...

2008-11-25 18:27:17

A Conroe, Texas, man said a letter his daughter wrote for a homework assignment years ago has yielded him a presidential pardon. Danny Pue, who was convicted on felony charges of illegal treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous materials and chemicals used to preserve utility poles in 1996, was one of 14 people pardoned Monday by President George W. Bush, KHOU-TV, Houston, reported Tuesday. Pue, who was a supervisor for a creosote company when he was charged, served six months of house...

2008-07-23 00:00:35

A Continental Airlines jetliner carrying seven Texas congressmen among its 188 passengers made an emergency stop in New Orleans Tuesday, officials said. The flight was en route from Houston to Washington when a loss of cabin pressure prompted the crew to make the unexpected stop at New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported. Continental spokeswomen said no one was injured in the afternoon incident involving Flight 458 and the passengers...

2006-07-05 09:25:59

Corrects when Lay was convicted in paragraph one to "in May" from "last month." HOUSTON (Reuters) - Enron Corp. founder Ken Lay, who was convicted in May of fraud and conspiracy for his part in the Houston-based company's collapse into bankruptcy in 2001, has died of a heart attack at his vacation home in Colorado, a Houston television station reported on Wednesday. KHOU-TV, a CBS affiliate, said Lay suffered a massive heart attack. He was awaiting sentencing later this year and was...

2006-07-05 09:28:34

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Enron Corp. founder Ken Lay, who was convicted in May of fraud and conspiracy for his part in the Houston-based company's collapse into bankruptcy in 2001, has died of a heart attack at his vacation home in Colorado, a Houston television station reported on Wednesday. KHOU-TV, a CBS affiliate, said Lay suffered a massive heart attack. He was awaiting sentencing later this year and was expected to face a lengthy prison term for his convictions in the Enron collapse.


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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