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2006-06-26 15:05:00

LEEUWARDEN, Netherlands -- Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines - and pray for sunny skies. The "Frisian Nuon Solar Challenge" race for boats powered exclusively by solar panels got off to a challenging start Monday, under cloud cover and a light drizzle. More than 20 teams from Europe and the United States have converged on the Netherlands' rainy northwest to navigate a 140-mile course of lakes, rivers and creeks. A favorite is from Delft University of Technology, which won a...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.