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2007-05-04 12:00:00

By BETSY TAYLOR ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock was drunk and talking on his cell phone at the time of his fatal accident, and marijuana was found in the sport utility vehicle he was driving. Medical examiner Michael Graham said at a news conference Friday that the 29-year-old reliever was dead "within seconds" from head injuries in the crash early Sunday on Interstate 64 in St. Louis. His vehicle hit the back of a tow truck parked on the highway to assist a driver from...

2006-08-31 22:30:54

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The San Diego Padres bolstered their post-season hopes on Thursday, acquiring veteran pitcher David Wells from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named or cash. Wells, 43, was scheduled to start on Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park but was scratched before the game. The deal was announced during Boston's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays. The player to be named is believed to be minor league catcher George Kottaras, considered a top-flight...

2006-08-30 19:31:09

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle Mariners pitcher Rafael Soriano remained in hospital on Wednesday after being hit in the head by a line drive in a game on Tuesday night. The American League team said Soriano was in stable condition and in intensive care after sustaining a concussion when he was hit behind his right ear from a hit by Vladimir Guerrero of the Los Angeles Angels. With one out in the eighth inning of Seattle's 6-4 win Tuesday, Guerrero struck a pitch from Soriano that hit...

2006-06-23 10:34:48

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston police arrested Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brett Myers early on Friday on charges of assaulting his wife before a match between the Phillies and the Red Sox. Myers, 25, was charged with domestic assault and battery and released on $200 cash bail after the incident on a street corner in Boston's Back Bay just after midnight, the Suffolk County district attorney's office said. The Phillies are due to begin a three-game series in Boston later on Friday....

2006-06-15 19:13:13

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pitcher Randy Johnson of the New York Yankees was suspended for five games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for intentionally throwing at Eduardo Perez of the Cleveland Indians in an American League game Wednesday night. New York manager Joe Torre was also suspended as a result of the incident, which occurred during the seventh inning of the Yankees 6-1 win at Yankee Stadium after both teams had been warned. Johnson and Torre were also both fined undisclosed...

2006-06-12 17:52:31

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pitcher Jason Grimsley, at the center of the latest doping bombshell to hit Major League Baseball, on Monday was suspended for 50 games for violating the sport's drug prevention and treatment program. Grimsley, 38, was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks last Wednesday after federal agents raided his home during their investigation into performance-enhancing drugs following a delivery to his house of banned human growth hormone. Grimsley's suspension will begin...

2006-05-24 19:26:19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Arizona Diamondbacks traded veteran pitcher Orlando Hernandez to the New York Mets on Wednesday. Arizona acquired reliever Jorge Julio in the deal, which was announced moments before the Mets hosted Philadelphia. Hernandez was just 2-4 with a 6.11 ERA in nine starts for the Diamondbacks, but the Mets hope he can regain the form that made him a clutch pitcher for the cross town Yankees and the Chicago White Sox last season. The 36-year-old Hernandez has not...

2006-05-17 00:29:59

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Milwaukee's Bill Hall capitalised on an error by Philadelphia pitcher Ryan Franklin to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Brewers a 3-2 win over the Phillies on Tuesday. Damian Miller bunted down the third base side of the mound and Franklin fielded but threw wildly to David Bell at third, allowing Hall to scamper home for the winning run. The come from behind win was the Brewers' 13th of the season, with 12 of those comeback...

2006-04-28 20:12:08

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major League Baseball has handed a four-game suspension to Colorado Rockies pitcher Jose Mesa for intentionally throwing at Omar Vizquel of the San Francisco Giants. Mesa directed a pitch at the shortstop's head during the eighth inning of last Saturday's game in Denver and the league announced his ban on Friday. Mesa has appealed his suspension and is available to play for the Rockies this weekend against Florida before his appeal is heard. Meanwhile, the...

2005-12-16 09:23:20

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Veteran all-star pitcher Roger Clemens says he will decide among four teams if he seeks to extend his 22-season major-league career next year. "It's Houston, Texas, New York and Boston," Clemens told a banquet in Fort Worth, Texas. "I love all those places, they have great players that I respect very much." Clemens, 43, who lives in Texas, has pitched for the Houston Astros for the past two seasons. He played 13 years with the Boston Red Sox and won two World...


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2012-06-14 10:44:47

Symbol: SAAZG Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   SAAZI Salvia azurea Michx. ex Lam. ssp. intermedia Epling   SAAZP Salvia azurea Michx. ex Lam. ssp. pitcheri (Torr. ex Benth.) Epling   SAPI3 Salvia pitcheri Torr. ex Benth. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AR, CO, CT, IL, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, NE, NM, NY, OH, OK, TN, TX, UT,...

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2012-06-15 03:56:38

Symbol: MIPA6 Group: Dicot Family: Caryophyllaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ARPA27 Arenaria patula Michx.   SAPA28 Sabulina patula (Michx.) Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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