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2006-06-18 10:42:55

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - When billionaire Michael Bloomberg became New York mayor shortly after the September 11 attacks, some mocked his dullness and lack of political savvy. Now the Republican mayor of America's most populous city doesn't understand why he can't quell talk he wants to be president. "I won't be running for president (in 2008)," Bloomberg said on his radio show on Friday. "I don't know why I can't convince everybody." Since taking office in early...

2006-06-15 05:02:12

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York may be a city of incessant cell phone talkers, but students vowed on Wednesday they would hit the "off" button during classes as they battled a ban on cell phones in schools. Speaking at a city council hearing where lawmakers introduced a bill aimed at overriding a ban on cell phones enforced under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, high school students and their parents spoke out against the unusually stringent anti-cell phone policy. "I...

2006-02-03 08:50:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made a $100 million donation toward stem cell research in the latest quiet move against his own party's policies. The self-made billionaire made the anonymous donation to his old school, Johns Hopkins University, where he is a former board chairman. A substantial part of the donation will be used to fund stem cell research, a source with knowledge of the gift said. Bloomberg, a philanthropist and life-long Democrat who...

2006-02-03 02:10:00

NEW YORK -- New York's Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made a $100 million donation toward stem cell research in the latest quiet move against his own party's policies. The self-made billionaire made the anonymous donation to his old school, Johns Hopkins University, where he is a former board chairman. A substantial part of the donation will be used to fund stem cell research, a source with knowledge of the gift said. Bloomberg, a philanthropist and life-long Democrat who became...

2006-02-02 13:32:44

By Christian Wiessner NEW YORK (Reuters) - The political legacy of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the self-made billionaire who has styled himself more as a chief executive than politician, may ultimately be measured by the height of the city's skyline. A Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday showed 72 percent of voters approve of Bloomberg, making him among America's most popular politicians. The mayor has said he will not run for higher office when his second term at...

2006-01-27 15:42:31

By Amanda Cooper NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will have to spend $50 billion in the future to pay for its workers' healthcare, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday, warning that it has yet to start saving for this huge bill. "While our pension system is reasonably well funded ... for medical benefits we have nothing, nothing and this city has a liability -- and I will talk about this in my budget -- we have a liability of over $50 billion, where we've promised medical...

2006-01-20 13:14:15

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday said the real estate market was slowing "dramatically" and only a "miracle" could stop soaring mortgage rates from eating into housing prices. Consumers are definitely feeling the pinch of higher mortgage lending rates and are not quite as eager to snap up a new home especially at time when house prices in the Big Apple are near record-highs, the Republican mayor said in his weekly radio show. "The real estate...

2005-09-16 12:48:55

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday opposed John Roberts' nomination to be U.S. Supreme Court chief justice, making him the first noted Republican to break with the Bush administration over who should lead America's top court. Bloomberg, a former Democrat seeking re-election in a heavily Democratic city, said Roberts had failed to show a commitment to upholding the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision establishing a right to abortion. "I am unconvinced...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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