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2008-07-23 00:00:29

By TAMI ABDOLLAH Adam Deem holds the cub he found in burned brush in Shasta- Trinity National Forest. Lil' Smokey's paws were badly burned and his left eye was singed. Adam Deem was driving through burned brush in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest west of Redding when he spotted a black bear cub teetering oddly in the middle of the road. It was Thursday morning, weeks into the state's fire siege. Deem, a forester with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, grabbed a...

2008-07-10 03:00:19

By Alice T. Carter, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 10--For too many years, Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller were the songwriting team that everyone loved and no one recognized. They were the guys who wrote and composed 1950s and '60s chart-toppers that included "Hound Dog,""Love Potion No. 9" and "Yakety Yak." But those songs became so closely tied to the famous artists who recorded them -- including Elvis Presley, The Coasters, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones -- that Lieber and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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