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2006-07-23 11:23:32

By Laura L. Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - A Texas commercial real estate developer won Florida's annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike competition, rocking the house at Sloppy Joe's, the writer's favorite Key West drinking hole, with new lyrics to an American country crooner's tune. Chris Storm, 55, president of Sable Realty Inc. in Amarillo, Texas, credited business acumen, his looks and a takeoff on the Johnny Cash song "Folsom Prison Blues" with his win on Saturday. "If I...

2006-07-23 10:52:41

By Laura L. Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - A Texas commercial real estate developer won Florida's annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike competition, rocking the house at Sloppy Joe's, the writer's favorite Key West drinking hole, with new lyrics to an American country crooner's tune. Chris Storm, 55, president of Sable Realty Inc. in Amarillo, Texas, credited business acumen, his looks and a takeoff on the Johnny Cash song "Folsom Prison Blues" with his win on Saturday. "If I...

2005-07-24 10:20:00

KEY WEST, Fla. -- A Florida mailman credited his persistence with winning Key West's annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike competition, beating nearly 160 snowy-haired men resembling the Nobel Prize-winning U.S. writer. Bob Doughty, 61, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier clad in a wool cable knit turtleneck, said his favorite Hemingway book was "The Old Man and The Sea." He won the contest, held late on Saturday, on his 13th attempt. "Longevity and patience. Keep...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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