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2008-06-24 02:29:55

By Karen D'Souza, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jun. 23--"Popular!" -- the hit song from "Wicked" -- perfectly sums up the Stephen Schwartz songbook.

2007-07-08 09:16:28

By Elise Ackerman, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 8--Veteran San Jose detective Mike Niehoff's dogged persistence has been the undoing of criminal street gangs and Internet frauds.

2007-05-10 00:00:12

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Cisco Systems, one of the Silicon Valley's biggest employers, has been accused by a federal agency of discriminating against minority job candidates. The U.S.

2007-04-25 12:00:33

By L.A. Chung, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Apr. 25--April is national Donate Life month, a traditional way to focus our attention on the need for organ donation -- and what each of us can do personally to help.

2007-01-28 12:00:34

By Mike Swift, Lisa M. Krieger and Rodney Foo, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jan. 28--Stanford Professor Bruce Wooley opened Friday's lecture on circuit design with a lesson about a more important set of connections.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.