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2008-11-19 11:28:56

Famed theater and dance critic Clive Barnes has died in New York of complications of cancer at the age of 81, his wife said. The British-born Barnes, who worked for The New York Times from 1965 to 1977, had been writing reviews for the New York Post up until a few weeks before his death. He had worked for the Post for the past 30 years. He was literate, knowledgeable and passionate, Lynn Garafola, a professor of dance at Barnard College, told the Times. When it came to a challenging work, he...

2005-08-25 10:03:36

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - The chief organizer of Afghanistan's September 18 elections said on Thursday the state of security for the vote was acceptable but the situation was fragile and could deteriorate very quickly. Afghans will elect a lower house of parliament and councils in all 34 provinces but a tide of violence this year, in which more than 1,000 people have been killed, has raised fears about the vote. "The security situation is stable but fragile. Things can...

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.