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2008-07-29 12:00:50

U.S. President George W. Bush congratulated the governors and legislatures of the eight Great Lakes states Tuesday for approving a conservation agreement. The states that border the Great Lakes -- Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- approved and sent to Congress the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. The accord, also approved by two Canadian provinces, restricts the diversion of water from the Great Lakes...

2008-07-28 21:00:22

I congratulate the Governors and Legislatures of the eight States that border the Great Lakes on their conclusion of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. Made in the spirit of cooperative conservation, this Compact is the result of many years of close coordination and consensus-building that resulted in the Compact's approval by the eight Great Lakes States and two Canadian Provinces. The Great Lakes are a national treasure. They were vital to the exploration...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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