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2008-08-29 09:00:43

'TRAITOR" is a movie that has a lot on its mind. Set among the terrorists who may be waiting out there for us, it is unnervingly schizophrenic. It often seems important and just as often seems a standard thriller. There is not likely to be a big commercial audience for a film that tries to understand the thinking of Muslim terrorists. (Even though, it might be a better world if there were). This is a movie in which a seemingly sane man looks directly into the camera and says something to...

2008-08-04 15:00:41

By Tim Doran, Detroit Free Press Aug. 4--Originally published in the Detroit Free Press October 17, 2000 A Southfield engineer once suspected of leaking military information to Israeli accuses the United States government, in a federal lawsuit, of a "Naziesque" counterintelligence policy that targets Jews. David Tenenbaum, an Orthodox Jew who worked at the U.S. military's Warren tank facility, made the allegation in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. In it, Tenenbaum seeks more than $20...

2008-08-02 06:00:00

By Harriet Johnson Brackey, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 2--Before she was Dawn Summers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Georgina Sparks on Gossip Girl, Michelle Trachtenberg was Harriet M. Welsch in Harriet the Spy. And before Harriet the Spy was a 1996 film, it was a not just one of the greatest books ever written, but the kind of book that, if you read and loved it in your childhood, immediately bonds you to others who did, too, to the point that you sort of lose respect for any woman...

2008-07-31 09:00:04

By Pamela Hess Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush approved an order Wednesday that rewrites the rules governing spying by U.S. intelligence agencies, both in the United States and abroad, and strengthens the authority of the national intelligence director, according to a U.S. official and government documents. Executive Order 12333, which lays out the responsibilities of each of the 16 agencies, maintains the decades-old prohibitions on assassination and using unwitting human...

2008-07-30 09:01:28

Novadaq(R) Technologies Inc. (TSX: NDQ), a leading developer of real-time imaging and image guidance systems for use in the operating room, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008. In this press release, unless otherwise indicated, all dollar amounts are expressed in US dollars. Q2-2008 Highlights - SPY continues to gain: -- 21 units installed, the highest quarterly installed so far -- SPY capital sales up 41% over Q1-2008 -- SPY kits sales...

2008-07-10 09:00:56

By Maureen Ryan, Chicago Tribune Jul. 10--Last summer, two new cable dramas went head to head at 9 p.m. Thursdays. One was AMC's low-rated but critically adored "Mad Men," which won rave reviews and is seemingly everywhere in the media as its July 27 Season 2 premiere approaches. The other was "Burn Notice," which returns 9 p.m. Thursday on USA Network. But where are the magazine covers and award nominations for "Burn Notice," which garnered five times "Mad Men's" weekly audience of 1...

2008-06-18 15:00:25

By SANDY COHEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The shoe phone on TV's "Get Smart" wasn't just a sneaky spy gadget; it was a technological marvel: a wireless, portable telephone that could be used anywhere though it did require a dime to make a call. Today, almost everyone has a pocket-size version that also takes photos, shoots video, sends e-mail, and surfs the Internet. About the only thing it doesn't do is protect your feet. "Get Smart" comes to the big screen thisweek, along with a spate of...

2008-02-28 17:29:32

This story was updated at 3:34 p.m. EST. The planned Friday launch of a new U.S. spy satellite has been delayed by space debris from last week's destruction of its disabled predecessor, the mission's launch provider said Wednesday. Initially slated for a Feb. 29 liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the National Reconnaissance Office's classified NROL-28 reconnaissance spacecraft will stand down for at least two weeks to avoid the orbiting remains of the destroyed...

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2008-02-22 09:05:00

The unprecedented downing of an errant spy satellite by a Navy missile makes clear that the Pentagon now has a new weapon in its arsenal: an anti-satellite missile adapted from the nation's missile defense program. While the dramatic intercept took place well below the altitude where most satellites orbit, defense and space experts said Wednesday night's first-shot success strongly suggests that the military has the technology and know-how to knock out satellites at much higher orbits. The...

2008-02-20 08:45:39

This story was updated at 10:09 a.m. EST. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The shuttle Atlantis and seven astronauts landed safely back on Earth Wednesday after a successful mission to deliver Europe's first permanent orbital laboratory to the International Space Station (ISS). With shuttle commander Stephen Frick at the helm, Atlantis swooped out of the morning sky over NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) here and loosed two sonorous sonic booms before touching down at 9:07 a.m. EST (1407...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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