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2008-09-26 15:00:42

A 12-year-old girl seeking an abortion in the Australian state of Queensland can move forward with the medical procedure, a Supreme Court judge has ruled. Justice Margaret Wilson ruled that state government doctors can assist the girl, who is 18 weeks pregnant, in terminating her pregnancy, the Herald-Sun newspaper in Melbourne said in its Friday edition. The ruling by the Queensland judge was made necessary after authorities ruled approval by the girl's parents for the procedure wasn't...

2008-08-06 12:00:29

By The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Aug. 6--DURHAM -- Time Warner Cable subscribers interested in the Summer Olympics, which open Friday in Beijing, will have marathon coverage available at their fingertips. In addition to more than 1,200 hours of coverage to be offered beginning Friday from the NBC family of networks -- NBC, USA, MSNBC, CNBC, Oxygen and Universal HD -- digital subscribers also will have access to on-demand coverage as well as channels devoted exclusively to basketball and...

2008-08-05 09:01:21

By Monica Chen, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Aug. 5--DURHAM -- After all the scrimping and saving, all the careful planning of family vacations to use the least amount of gas this summer and all the carpooling with co-workers, could it be that prices at the pump will come down for the rest of the year? As motorists have observed in the Triangle in the past two weeks, prices have dropped -- though not precipitously -- from $4 a gallon to an average of $3.85 on Monday. And as to whether...

2008-08-04 09:01:04

By Kaitlin Ugolik, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Aug. 4--DURHAM -- Dr. Arturo de Leon, a former family physician in Raleigh, began his medical career as a missionary doctor and, after retiring 10 years ago at the age of 60, has gone back to his roots -- quite literally. On Jan. 26, he and dozens of other medical professionals and volunteers from area hospitals, as well as from around the country, will travel to Davao City in the southern Philippines to provide free medical care and...

2008-08-04 09:00:38

By Monica Chen, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Aug. 4--DURHAM -- With jazz standards, blaring trumpets and quick drums, about 20 musicians livened up the Hayti Heritage Center Saturday in a celebration of the life of Yusuf Salim, a humble, caring pianist who for 30 years was at the center of Durham's jazz scene. Salim's sun set on Thursday after years of battle with prostate cancer. On Saturday, his body lay just a little ways from the stage in the cultural center as family and friends...

2008-08-03 09:00:14

By Laura Collins, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Aug. 3--DURHAM -- A hundred voices filled the theater at Southern High School on Saturday night. Durham Public Schools students and several other students from out of town presented their Finale Performance, which capped off a week of preparation. The Arts Mission's Next Stage and Sing Out are week-long music workshops that teach elementary, middle and high school students songs and choreographed routines by professionals. Saturday,...

2008-08-02 12:00:15

By Keely Stockett, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Aug. 2--CHAPEL HILL -- For many, the great outdoors offers an asylum from the glare of computer screens and the ringing of cell phones, an excuse to cut ties with the technology that seems to rule our lives. But a new UNC botany program aims to do exactly the opposite, linking the worlds of nature and technology. As 14 local college students traipsed through the N.C. Botanical Gardens Friday morning, they observed nature not just with...

2008-08-02 09:00:22

By Anna Kim, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Aug. 2--CHAPEL HILL -- A closed session held by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education Thursday evening brought an end to the search for Carrboro High School's new principal. Kelly Batten, the current assistant principal of Leesville Road High School in Wake County, was named the new principal at Carrboro. "The only thing one can say is that he would best suit the needs for the school," said Hazel Gibbs, executive director of...

2008-08-02 09:00:14

By Laura Collins, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Aug. 2--DURHAM -- A man spending the morning riding the waves in Falls Lake drowned after futilely directing his wife to seek help. The 44-year-old man, who authorities had not identified as of late Friday night, and his wife were riding personal watercraft about 11:30 a.m. in the lake when he made a sharp turn that threw him off his vessel, according to the Durham County Sheriff's Office. The man then told his wife to call someone...

2008-08-01 12:00:38

By Monica Chen, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Aug. 1--DURHAM -- Big Blue plans to spend $360 million to build its "most sophisticated" data center ever at its Durham's Research Triangle Park campus, the company announced on Thursday. Over the next few years, IBM plans to renovate an existing 120,000-square-foot facility to deliver "cloud computing" capabilities, a shifting of operations and services onto the Internet that the company has been developing with search-engine powerhouse...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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