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2011-04-06 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) THURSDAY, APRIL 7: FAMOUS WOMEN JAZZ SINGERS Profile America -- Thursday, April 7th. Five of the top vocalists in jazz history -- all African-American women -- were born in April. Today marks the birthday of Billie Holiday, nicknamed "Lady Day," who some critics hail as the greatest jazz singer...

2005-08-26 12:39:51

SEATTLE (Reuters) - August Wilson, an award-winning playwright who focuses on the lives of African-Americans, has liver cancer and may have only months to live, a spokeswoman for Wilson said on Friday. His condition was diagnosed in June and his prognosis was serious, said the spokeswoman, who declined to be named. "It's not like poker, you can't throw your hand in," Wilson, 60 told his hometown newspaper, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which broke the story of his illness. "I've lived...

2005-08-26 09:19:19

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - August Wilson, an award-winning playwright who focuses on the lives of African Americans, has liver cancer and may have only months to live, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said on Friday. Citing an interview with Wilson from his home in Seattle, the newspaper said his condition was diagnosed in June. He was recommended immediate treatment including a liver transplant, but the disease proved too far advanced to be halted. "It's not like poker, you can't throw...

2005-08-26 09:15:14

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - August Wilson, an award-winning playwright who focuses on the lives of African Americans, has liver cancer and may have only months to live, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said on Friday. Citing an interview with Wilson from his home in Seattle, the newspaper said his condition was diagnosed in June. He was recommended immediate treatment including a liver transplant, but the disease proved too far advanced to be halted. "It's not like poker, you can't throw...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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