Latest Peltier Stories

2006-05-03 17:49:56

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Two French adventurers in an ultralight plane touched off a security scare on Wednesday when they flew across the Florida Straits from Cuba and made an unauthorized landing in Key West. Agents from the Border Patrol, Customs and the FBI rushed to the Florida Keys tourist town's airport with lights flashing when the tiny, zebra-striped two-seater touched down. Customs officials later learned the homemade plane carried French bush pilot...

2006-02-28 11:38:16

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - A flying penis, voluminous robes and a call to release a convicted prisoner -- British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood brought it all to Paris in a shrill show on Tuesday. In an autumn-winter collection inspired by Greek themes, 64-year-old Westwood paraded models in long, gold shimmering coats and girls showing off colorful tights under bright purple layered dresses with the word "Innocent" printed on them. "I think it is terribly important...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.