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2009-01-23 08:10:00

Alan Panettiere has been placed on probation for two years after pleading no contest in a Beverly Hills, Calif., court to misdemeanor battery. The father of 19-year-old Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere was also ordered to pay $400 in fines and to attend 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling, TMZ reported Friday. The elder Panettiere was arrested in August for allegedly hitting the actress' mother, Lesley, in the family's West Hollywood home during an argument. He was later released from...

2009-01-07 13:05:15

An overzealous parent has been jailed for threatening an umpire overseeing a youth league softball game in suburban Chicago, authorities say. A DuPage County judge has ordered 47-year-old Michael Beck to spend five nights in jail for threatening the unidentified umpire and then spitting twice on a police officer who arrived on scene, the Chicago Sun-Times said Wednesday. The incident took place on July 13 as Beck's daughter was taking part in a softball game as part of her youth league. Upset...

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2009-01-02 13:27:02

U.S. actress Heather Locklear has been fined $700 and placed on three years probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor reckless driving, TMZ said. A charge of driving under the influence was dismissed after her plea was entered in a Santa Monica, Calif., court Friday. In addition to the fine and three years of informal probation, the former Melrose Place and Spin City star was ordered to attend a 12-hour drug-education course, TMZ reported. The charges stem from an incident last...

2009-01-01 13:49:31

Nick Bollea, son of former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, says he wants to serve his probation sentence in California, not Florida. The 18-year-old was sentenced to five years of probation in relation to an August 2007 car accident in which a passenger in a car driven by Bollea suffered permanent brain damage, The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune said Wednesday. Bollea pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge regarding the crash and served 166 days of an 8-month jail sentence before being...

2008-11-21 14:23:25

A former Roman Catholic priest who was allegedly found jogging naked in Frederick, Colo., has been ordered to register as a sex offender. In passing sentence for Robert Whipkey, Weld County Judge Timothy Kerns called the incident a manifestation of the substantial risk posed to the community without treatment, The Longmont (Colo.) Times-Call reported. State law requires Whipkey, 55, to register for 10 years. The judge also sentenced Whipkey to five years' probation and 100 hours of community...

2008-10-02 06:00:34

By Matthias Gafni The state budget makes significant cuts in social services funding despite an unprecedented demand, as people lose their homes, health insurance and jobs and fall back on Contra Costa's safety net. Case in point: Since 2006, the county's Employment and Human Services department has seen a 37 percent increase in the number of individuals applying for cash aid from CalWORKs, according to the department. In Sacramento, Gov. Schwarzenegger cut 5 percent from the state...

2008-09-16 12:00:39

Prosecutors say a New York woman was sentenced to three years probation for poisoning a housemate by putting eye drops in his ice tea. Kristine Anzalone, 25, of North Bellmore, N.Y., pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was ordered to pay victim Joseph Gentissi Jr.'s $10,205 medical bill, the New York Post reported Tuesday. Gentissi, 32, who suffered rectal bleeding after drinking the tea in 2006, called the sentencing unfair and alleged Anzalone also tried to kill his Chihuahua....

2008-08-30 02:10:50

An Orem, Utah, film-sanitizer has been sentenced to 44 days in jail after he was convicted of having a one-minute sexual encounter with two underage girls. Daniel Thompson, 31, who owns a business that edits adult content out of Hollywood films, was also sentenced to two years probation and fined $740 by a 4th District Court in American Fork, Utah, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. Thompson admitted to the January sexual encounter...

2008-08-17 00:00:09

One of the brothers who survived a tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for violation of probation. Paul Dhaliwal, 20, and his brother, Kulbir, 27, were at the zoo with a friend, Carlos Sousa, 17, when a Siberian tiger escaped from an enclosure on Christmas Day, 2007. The tiger mauled all three, killing Sousa. Dhaliwal's legal troubles began in April 2007, when he was arrested after leading police in Santa Clara County on a chase that reached...

2008-08-11 09:01:26

By Paul Franz An enrollment counselor at J.P. McCaskey High School remains on the job after being convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia. Steven Dinnocenti, 47, of the 600 block of West Chestnut Street, was arrested and charged April 14, 2007. Dinnocenti pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, in March of this year. According to the plea agreement, Dinnocenti was ordered to pay a $100 fine to cover court costs and was sentenced to one year of...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.