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2008-09-06 09:00:11

Mickey Rourke's new film role as a lonely has-been wrestler took the Venice Film Festival by storm yesterday. Those behind The Wrestler received a standing ovation from some reporters during the US film's press conference, as parallels were drawn with Rourke's own troubled past. Much mention has been made of a lack of a Hollywood presence at this year's festival. But as the event draws to a close excitement mounted as Rourke was tipped to scoop "best actor" awards. Rourke plays Randy...

2005-07-28 19:01:43

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 13-year-old boy who killed a 15-year-old with a baseball bat after being teased about losing a game was sentenced on Thursday to a California juvenile facility until he turns 25. The boy, whose name has been withheld because of his age, was convicted earlier this month of the April murder of Jeremy Rourke following a youth baseball game in Palmdale, 30 miles north of Los Angeles. Two of the boy's coaches and other defense witnesses described him as normally polite...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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