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2009-08-29 21:31:04

Loren Roberts and Mark McNulty each fired 7-under 65s Saturday to move into a share of the lead after 36 holes of the senior Boeing Classic. Roberts, who won his second Senior British Open title earlier this year, and McNulty completed two rounds at 11-under 133, one stroke off the tournament's 36-hole scoring record. First-round leader Mark O'Meara (69) dropped into a share of third with Bernhard Langer (66) at 135. Dan Forsman (67) and Craig Stadler (66) are at 136. McNulty won for the...

2009-08-18 17:25:14

A Welsh diver said he discovered a pocket watch that sank with a ship 128 years ago and tracked down the family of its original owner. Rich Hughes said he was diving near a wreck off the Welsh coast when he discovered a silver pocket watch engraved with the words Richard Prichard 1866 Abersoch North Wales on its casing, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. Hughes said Prichard was the captain of Barbara, a square-rigged barque, and died before the ship sank during a storm off the coast of...

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2009-08-18 19:09:24

Film star Julia Roberts is heading to Rome this week to work on the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir Eat, Pray, Love, ANSA said. Roberts, who has acted on-screen only sporadically in recent years because she wanted to stay home with her three young children, is best known for her roles in the romantic comedies Pretty Woman and My Best Friend's Wedding. She won an Oscar for her performance in Erin Brockovich. Her latest film, which is being directed by Ryan Murphy,...

2009-07-07 06:50:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Knoxville-based Spruz, Inc. (http://www.spruz.com), the developer of a technology platform that enables users to build highly customized social networking websites, announced today that more than 250,000 users have created sites on the company's innovative proprietary platform. "This is a major milestone for us," said Jay Roberts, Spruz, Inc. President and CEO, who founded the company in March 2007 with David Furman. "New users are building sites at...

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2009-04-22 13:50:31

U.S. singer and actress Jill Scott has given birth to a son, her representatives said. Baby Jett Hamilton Roberts was born Monday afternoon, E! News reported. The child is the first for Scott and her drummer fiance Lil' John Roberts, who announced in June 2008 they were engaged. Scott plays Botswanan detective Precious Ramotswe in the HBO series based on Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books. Her film credits include Hounddog and Why Did I Get Married?

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2009-04-15 16:33:33

Hollywood stars Richard Jenkins and Julia Roberts have been cast in the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's book Eat, Pray, Love. Jenkins was nominated earlier this year for an Oscar for his work in the movie The Visitor. Ryan Murphy is writing the screenplay for Eat, as well as directing Jenkins and Roberts in it, Variety.com said. Murphy is to begin shooting the film, in which Roberts plays an unhappily married woman who embarks on a journey of self-discovery, in July. The movie will...

2009-04-06 07:35:00

Show discusses "The Sisterhood of Motherhood" RALEIGH, N.C., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Melinda Roberts, author of "Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood," has landed an interview on today's Oprah Winfrey Show. Roberts, a Silicon Valley mother of three has turned the challenges and setbacks in her life into this brutally funny and endearingly honest chronicle of family life. Roberts self-published the book with Lulu.com, the marketplace for digital content on the...

2009-03-31 15:27:07

An Ohio judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation Tuesday for former NBA player Kirk Snyder, charged with breaking into a neighbor's home and beating him. Snyder's lawyer, Hal Arenstein, told Magistrate Eddie Lawson that his client will not speak to him. Investigators say that Snyder broke into the home of neighbors in Deerfield, Ohio, early Monday morning and attacked Brad Roberts as he lay in bed. Roberts, like his wife, Eugenia, a dentist, suffered a broken jaw and ribs. Snyder, after his...

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2009-03-17 23:20:30

U.S. pop star Belinda Carlisle and her professional partner, Jonathan Roberts, were the first pair eliminated from this season of Dancing with the Stars. I had a great time, E! Online quoted Carlisle as saying after her elimination was announced Tuesday night. I learned how to dance and I wish I could have done better for Jonathan, because he's a great teacher. Still in the competition, along with their professional dance partners, are Steve Wozniak, Holly Madison, Ty Murray, Steve-O, Gilles...

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2009-03-09 12:50:45

Actress Julia Roberts is set to produce the big-screen comedy, Jesus Henry Christ, through her Red Om Films production company, The Hollywood Reporter said. Based on Dennis Lee's Student Academy Award-winning short film of the same name, the project reunites Roberts with Lee, her Fireflies in the Garden director. Jesus is about a 10-year-old boy who is raised by a loving feminist single mom, but wants to find out who his father is, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Fireflies,...


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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