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2008-06-26 21:02:07

Norma Jean Oberwise of Carol Stream Visitation for Norma Jean Oberwise (nee Hengesbach), 88, formerly of Aurora, will be from 12 noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. Friday, at Brust Funeral Home, 415 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert A.; loving mother of Judith (John) Tierney and Robert (Barbara); and cherished grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of many. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends. For information, 630-...

2005-08-17 14:28:54

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - James Dougherty, the first and last surviving husband of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, has died in California, a relative said on Wednesday. Dougherty, 84, a retired Los Angeles detective and former local politician in Maine, died on Monday in San Rafael, California, north of San Francisco, his stepdaughter Annie Woods said by telephone. Dougherty married 16-year-old Norma Jeane Baker in 1942, midway through World War II. His mother was good friends with...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Triangulum Australe Constellation -- Triangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle, is completely visible in latitudes south of 20 degrees north from April through June. Its three brightest stars have been called the "Three Patriarchs", Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It can easily be recognized by its shape, or asterism. This is one of the 12 southern constellations named by Johann Bayer in the early 1600's. The three bright stars in this constellation are so recognizable that they can be...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Lupus (the wolf) Constellation -- Lupus belongs to the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere roughly between DECL=-30 degrees and DECL=-55 degrees and RA=14h 20m and RA=16h 15m, respectively. It is located between Centaurus on the western and Scorpius and Norma on the eastern boundary. In the north Lupus borders on Libra, to the south it tops Circinus. As a part of the Milky Way stretches through Lupus it is an interesting part of the sky for simple stargazing with binoculars....

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Constellation -- A constellation is a group of stars visibly related to each other in a particular configuration. In three-dimensional space, most of the stars we see have little relation to one another, but can appear to be grouped on the imaginary plane of the night sky. Humans excel at finding patterns and throughout history have grouped stars that appear close to one another into constellations. The grouping of stars into contellations is essentially arbitrary, and different...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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