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2005-09-05 20:35:41

NASA -- Some asteroids that have comet-like orbits may actually be comets that have lost gases and other easily vaporized substances, according to a NASA research team. The team will present its findings at the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences annual meeting in Cambridge, England, on Sept. 5. "Several objects classified as asteroids have orbits that are dynamically similar to those of comets," said Dale Cruikshank, an astronomer at NASA Ames Research Center in...

2005-08-24 08:20:08

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Wednesday said Time Warner Inc.'s Internet services unit, America Online, agreed to reform its handling of customer requests to cancel or switch service. Spitzer's office, responding to about 300 New York customer complaints, conducted a probe into AOL's customer service policies and procedures. With the settlement, AOL agreed to alter incentives it offers customer representatives who try to dissuade customers from...

2005-08-19 16:28:41

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Gov. William Weld of Massachusetts is eyeing the governor's job in neighboring New York, where experts say he faces a longshot battle against heavily favored Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Weld, a Republican and native New Yorker who moved back in 2000 to work as an investment advisor, said in a New York Times interview published on Friday he wants to return to public service, saying, "My juices are really flowing for this race." Weld,...

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2005-07-28 18:18:45

JPL -- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found the ingredients for life all the way back to a time when the universe was a mere youngster. Using Spitzer, scientists have detected organic molecules in galaxies when our universe was one-fourth of its current age of about 14 billion years. These large molecules, known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, are comprised of carbon and hydrogen. The molecules are considered to be among the building blocks of life. These complex molecules are very...

2005-07-25 10:52:46

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sony BMG Music Entertainment will pay $10 million to settle a New York State probe into the way the music company influenced which songs were played on the radio, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said on Monday. Under the settlement, Spitzer said Sony BMG agreed to stop making payments to radio stations in exchange for airplay. "Our investigation shows that contrary to listener expectations that songs are selected for airplay based on artistic merit and popularity, air...

2005-07-25 08:28:21

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Monday plans to announce a settlement of his probe into the way music companies influence which songs get played on the radio, a spokesman for the official said. Spitzer served the four top record companies -- Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, EMI Group Plc and Warner Music Group Corp. -- with subpoenas demanding information on so-called payola, sources familiar with the matter have said. Spitzer's office has scheduled a...

2005-07-07 15:18:57

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Bank of America Corp. broker Theodore Sihpol, acquitted last month on most counts of helping a hedge fund trade mutual funds illegally, will be retried on four counts on which the jury deadlocked, lawyers in the case said on Thursday. Justice James Yates of New York State Supreme Court set an Aug. 22 date for the new trial, expected to last four to five weeks. The earlier verdict was a defeat for New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, in the first trial...

2005-07-07 11:58:35

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Bank of America Corp. broker Theodore Sihpol, acquitted last month on most counts of helping a hedge fund trade mutual funds illegally, will be retried on four counts on which the jury deadlocked, lawyers in the case said on Thursday. Justice James Yates of New York State Supreme Court set an Aug. 22 date for a new trial, which is expected to last four to five weeks. Prosecutors had accused Sihpol of helping the Canary Capital Partners LLC hedge fund trade...

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2005-01-12 12:30:00

JPL -- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered a hatchery for massive stars. A new striking image from the infrared telescope shows a vibrant cloud called the Trifid Nebula dotted with glowing stellar "incubators." Tucked deep inside these incubators are rapidly growing embryonic stars, whose warmth Spitzer was able to see for the first time with its powerful heat-seeking eyes. The new view offers a rare glimpse at the earliest stages of massive star formation -- a time when developing...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.