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2008-10-06 12:00:30

By Alan Roden; Gemma Fraser Education chief says sorry as Flex cleared of talking to News EDUCATION leader Marilyne MacLaren has finally apologised to a parent she wrongly accused of leaking confidential information to the Evening News. The Lib Dem councillor has repeatedly been urged to say sorry to parent representative Lynda Flex, whom she kicked off a forum looking at school closure plans. Most recently, a damning investigation found that this mounted to a breach of the...

2008-09-26 21:00:16

By Contra Costa Times I apologize... Mea culpas are an art form for politicians and celebrities. We're still waiting for the barons of Wall Street to issue long-overdue apologies to the nation as a whole, but meanwhile we've been musing on the ways average Joes issue lame excuses. We've all been on the receiving end of apologies that aren't quite -- "Hey man, sorry 'bout that. I flaked/it was the booze/you made me do it." What's the lamest apology you've ever received? What prompted it?...

2008-09-24 15:00:25

Actor Kirk Douglas has taken an old cause to a new platform, using his MySpace page to gather signatures in support of a national apology for America's past practice of slavery. It's a cause that Douglas, 91, has advocated for years, but has taken online only since joining MySpace. According to his publicist, this makes Douglas not only an actor and social justice campaigner, but the oldest celebrity on MySpace. "I think our country should have a formal apology for the slavery before...

2008-09-19 09:00:40

A Canadian woman near Toronto faces assault charges after a teenager who allegedly bullied her daughter was beaten and stabbed. No names were released to protect the identities of the teenagers involved, but the Toronto Sun said the altercation began at a high school Thursday in Oshawa, 40 miles east of Toronto. A 15-year-old girl reportedly confronted a 13-year-old girl and demanded a public apology on her knees for having sex with her boyfriend or face a beating. The younger girl...

2008-08-09 15:00:32

Sir, What about an apology to the residents who had to put up with the Fruitgrowers Chemical Company factory in the first place, or are they being forgotten? Are the authorities going to trace the families who had children walk past the factory and lived with the constant air pollution for a lot longer than three years and suffered various symptoms, and offer medical profiling and help? The well at 26 Tahi St was contaminated 20 years ago along with others, but the Tasman District...

2008-07-21 18:00:46

HEALTH chiefs have apologised to the family of a Midland war veteran who died after contacting the superbug Clostridium difficile. Chief executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust John Rostill sent a six-page letter to the family of Vic Jones apologising for his hospital's failure to properly care for the 89- year-old, from Droitwich in Worcestershire. Mr Jones' daughter Susan Davies wrote to Mr Rostill claiming her father was denied access to food, water and medicines by...

2008-07-20 12:00:16

By Shirley Westall, Odessa American, Texas Jul. 20--Couples therapy, as my clinical director knows, isn't the easiest area of counseling for me. Tensions can easily rise to uncomfortable levels during a heated marriage counseling session. Having been married to the same man for nearly 47 years, I believe creative arguing is healthier than yelling. Not for one minute do I believe couples who say, "We never argue." These couples must live in separate homes or turn off their hearing aids...

2008-07-17 03:00:08

Pope Benedict XVI Thursday called the Australian government courageous for apologizing for past injustices suffered by the nation's indigenous peoples. The leader of the world's Roman Catholics, who is in Australia for the World Youth Day celebration, said the courageous decision by the government of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to apologize would help bring indigenous and non-indigenous Australians closer together, The Australian reported. This example of reconciliation offers hope to...

2008-07-12 18:00:11

The Catholic Church is sorry for the sexual abuse endured by individuals in Australia at the hands of Catholic priests, Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday. The pope said he intends to extend his apology to the victims during his upcoming participation in World Youth Day, The Sydney Morning Herald reported in its Sunday edition. We have to consider what was insufficient in our behavior and how we can prevent, heal, reconcile, he said. This is the essential content of what we will say as we...

2008-07-10 09:00:04

By HOLLY WATT By Holly Watt The Washington Post WASHINGTON The country's largest medical association is set to issue a formal apology today for its historic antipathy toward African American doctors, expressing regret for a litany of transgressions, including barring black physicians from its ranks for decades and remaining silent during battles on landmark legislation to end racial discrimination. In a commentary in the July 16 Journal of the American Medical Association, Ronald...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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