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2005-07-30 12:52:10

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A 13-year-old Boy Scout left brain-dead by a California lightning strike that killed his troop leader was taken off a ventilator and pronounced dead -- the sixth fatality for the Boy Scouts of America this week.

2005-07-29 19:47:32

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A lightning strike in California killed a Boy Scout troop leader and left a scout on life support, according to local authorities and a media report on Friday -- the second such tragedy for the group this week.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.