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2008-06-16 12:00:39

HOUSTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines and the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) announced that Carlos Blanco, 18, of Houston, Texas, has won the "Destino: Latinoamerica" ("Destination: Latin America") essay contest for Hispanic high school students. Blanco, a May 2008 graduate of YES Prep School -- Southeast in Houston, highlighted the influence of Latin America on his own life in his winning essay, "The Manifestation of Culture." "I love our...

2006-02-15 16:12:59

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - America's reputation as an English-only nation is fading, and not just because cartoon character Bart Simpson says "Ay, Caramba!" and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recycles his old movie line "Hasta la vista, baby." Across the United States more people are mixing Spanish into conversation, and American parents are fighting to place their kids in bilingual schools. In Washington, parents used to camp out on the sidewalk for days to...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'