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2008-05-05 12:00:00

By Richard A Webster It's safe to swim in Lake Pontchartrain. Seriously, said Andrea Calvin, program coordinator for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. Recent bacterial readings on both the North and South shores fell well within the safe range as defined by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. But despite these assurances, many people still refuse to dip their toes into the lake. "I know some people think it will turn you green if you jump in," Calvin said. "But it...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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