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2006-10-31 15:01:17

By Bill Sizemore, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Oct. 31--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Buckley, a vivacious mother of four sons and the spark plug for countless family outings and neighborhood barbecues, spent the last 2-1/2 years of her life in a cruel medical limbo. It was as if she was just an empty body, her family and friends said. Her soul, her spirit -- whatever it was that made her a treasured soul mate, confidante and the life of every party -- was gone. On Oct. 23, her body...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.