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2008-06-18 00:00:22

By John Futty, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 17--The Franklin County Court of Appeals has ruled against a mother who wanted to end a joint-custody agreement with a woman who had been her partner. The attorney for Denise Fairchild argued, among other things, that the agreement was unconstitutional because of Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage. The three-judge panel ruled that the joint-custody agreement between Fairchild and Therese Leach resulted from a consent decree, which "is not...

2006-08-18 13:30:41

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court stripped former dictator Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution on Friday to face charges in a $27 million tax fraud case, court sources said. Pinochet, 90, has avoided being processed in a handful of human rights cases because of his health problems, which include mild dementia caused by frequent mini-strokes. The ruling opens Pinochet to investigation and prosecution for embezzling millions of dollars in public funds said to...

2006-08-18 12:53:49

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court stripped former dictator Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution on Friday to face charges in a $27 million tax fraud case, court sources said. Pinochet, 90, has avoided being processed in a handful of human rights cases because of his health problems, which include mild dementia caused by frequent mini-strokes.

2006-07-17 13:57:22

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court on Monday reopened the first human rights case brought against 90-year-old former dictator Augusto Pinochet, four years after it was thrown out because of his dementia. Pinochet led a 17-year dictatorship in Chile after a 1973 coup and more than 3,000 people died in political violence and tens of thousands were detained and tortured during the regime. The so-called Caravan of Death case involved a tour of Chile by army officers after...

2006-05-18 18:07:15

By Antonio de la Jara SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A beaming Alberto Fujimori, Peru's ex-president, was granted bail on Thursday and left a Chilean jail where he was held for six months, angering Peruvian officials seeking his extradition. Chile's Supreme Court set $3,000 bail for Fujimori, 67, detained while Peru tries to extradite him to face human rights abuse and corruption charges. Under conditions of the bail, he cannot leave Chile. Fujimori, who is both revered and reviled in...

2006-01-31 20:06:59

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas man was put to death by lethal injection on Tuesday for the 1994 murders of two men outside a Houston cantina. Jaime Elizalde Jr., 34, was condemned for shooting Juan Saenz Guajardo, 29, and Marcos Sanchez Vasquez, 33, on November 5, 1994. Eyewitnesses testified during Elizalde's trial that he shot the two men after they came outside in response to a summons by Elizalde's father. Elizalde protested his innocence throughout his trial and in...

2006-01-31 11:32:44

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was questioned by a Chilean judge on Tuesday, the first of many such meetings as Chile decides if it will extradite him to face corruption and human rights charges at home. Fujimori, who fled to his ancestral homeland Japan from Peru in 2000 in the midst of a massive graft scandal, was arrested in Chile nearly three months ago after a surprise arrival in Santiago. He had hoped to use Chile as a base for a political...

2006-01-11 12:24:46

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A court upheld bail for former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on Wednesday after seven weeks of house arrest in one human rights case, but stripped him of immunity from prosecution in another. A three-judge panel of the Santiago Appeals Court affirmed an earlier ruling by Judge Victor Montiglio, who said Pinochet should be released from house arrest, and set bail at $19,000. Montiglio is investigating and prosecuting the case known as Operation Colombo,...

2006-01-09 15:14:39

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was granted bail on Monday after seven weeks of house arrest on charges related to the disappearance and presumed death of three leftists during his 17-year rule. The motion by Judge Victor Montiglio, who suggested a bail of $19,000, must be ratified by the court of appeals and a ruling is expected this week. Pinochet, 90, ran Chile from 1973-1990, an era in which an estimated 3,000 people died in political violence and...

2006-01-06 15:18:38

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Detained former leader Alberto Fujimori registered to run for president of Peru on Friday, hours after Chile took up Lima's request to extradite him for corruption and human rights abuses. Fujimori's daughter, Keiko, dressed in the former president's trademark orange, handed documents to Peru's National Electoral Board as thousands of supporters waved flags outside and chanted: "No one can stop Fujimori!" "This is a happy day. We won't accept...


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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.