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2008-10-10 09:00:30

By Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for its annual list of endangered places, which identifies examples of America's architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk. Nominations are due Dec. 5. The 2009 list of 11 endangered historic places will be announced May 6. Details at www.PreservationNation.org/issues/11-most-endangered. Focusing attention on a landmark in need of restoration often galvanizes...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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