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2008-07-15 09:00:56

By Valerie Phillips Deseret News Utahn Kelsey Nixon offered up her last sound bites Sunday night for "The Next Food Network Star." The Brigham Young University graduate, one of the four remaining finalists, was sent packing from the reality series after guest judge Paula Deen commented that her entree portions were too small. On Sunday's show, the finalists went to Las Vegas to cook in a Bobby Flay-style "Throwdown," where they had to make an ultimate version of their own signature dish...

2008-07-15 06:00:57

By Carol Marbin Miller, The Miami Herald Jul. 15--A 15-year-old foster child who was removed from an organ transplant list because he lacked a stable home for recovery quietly received a new liver Sunday at Jackson Memorial Hospital and is recuperating well from the eight-hour procedure. The boy, who grew up in St. Petersburg, was wheeled into surgery at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday and was taken to a recovery room at about 9:45, said Agnes Nixon, the boy's paternal aunt. Nixon raised the boy...

2008-07-08 09:01:10

Text of report in English by Seychelles Nation newspaper website on 5 July [Unattributed report: "Cares War on Drugs Gains Momentum"] Care [Campaign for Awareness, Resilience and Education] is mobilising people in all sectors of the community to be part of the war on drugs, Noella Gontier, the organization's director, has said. "We are continuing with our community mobilisation programme because the drug situation is alarming and we are asking citizens to wake up against drugs," said Mrs...

2008-06-21 00:00:08

Hardware giant Cisco is seeking to hire a new UK and Ireland agency in what will be one of the most contested tech briefs of the year. The business is up for grabs after incumbent agency Brands2Life resigned the account. The brief, which includes media relations, is thought to be worth about pounds 250,000 annually. UK PR manager Jackie Nixon confirmed that a pitch process was under way, adding that 'the list is closed'. Brands2Life is not repitching, but will be taking over...

2006-09-01 02:11:30

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - U.S. conservatives were outraged when country music band the Dixie Chicks criticized President George W. Bush. But a new documentary about John Lennon and his run-in with the Nixon administration over the Vietnam war suggests Bush got off lightly. David Leaf's "The U.S. vs. John Lennon," screened at the Venice Film Festival earlier this week, uses footage not seen before and news clips aired for the first time in decades. Lennon's widow Yoko...

2006-08-28 17:49:03

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Gerald Ford left the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota on Monday where he had been hospitalized for two weeks with coronary problems, his office said. Ford, 93, was fitted with a pacemaker and days later underwent an angioplasty to increase the blood flow in two coronary arteries. Ford returned on Monday to his home in Rancho Mirage, California, with his wife Betty, chief of staff Penny Circle said in a statement. No further details about his...

2006-07-26 15:58:15

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former President Gerald Ford was released from a Colorado hospital on Wednesday, two days after he was admitted while suffering shortness of breath, a hospital spokesman said. Ford, 93, was released from Vail Valley Medical Center at about noon local time (2 p.m. EDT), spokesman Scott Boie said. The former president was taken to Vail Valley on Monday after complaining of shortness of breath, Boie said, adding that his treatment went "very well." Ford, who...

2006-07-26 13:24:13

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former President Gerald Ford, 93, was admitted to a Colorado hospital for shortness of breath but was expected to be released on Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said. Ford was taken to Vail Valley Medical Center in Colorado on Monday afternoon, spokesman Scott Boie said. "He was admitted to be evaluated for shortness of breath," Boie said. "That has all gone very well and he is being released as we speak." A Ford spokeswoman said she was preparing to release...

2006-07-26 12:43:38

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former President Gerald Ford, 93, was admitted to a Colorado hospital for shortness of breath but was expected to be released on Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said. Ford was taken to Vail Valley Medical Center in Colorado on Monday afternoon, spokesman Scott Boie said. "He was admitted to be evaluated for shortness of breath," Boie said. "That has all gone very well and he is being released as we speak." A Ford spokeswoman said she was preparing to release...

2006-06-20 13:57:17

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Newsman Dan Rather has left CBS News in a bitter departure clouded by a reporting scandal over President George W. Bush's military record, ending 44 years as reporter, anchor and the face of the network. His career spanned highlights of recent U.S. history, from President John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination to the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974. Rather said his departure on Tuesday came after "a protracted...


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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