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2009-04-09 09:50:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The first time went too fast, so he did it again. When Ed Morris set out to ride his bike cross-country for the second time he did so with the idea of exploring the contrast between big city politics and small town reality. He rode in pursuit of answers to questions about government, leadership, and character; curious as to what images of community he would capture. The moving outcome of Ed's journey is the book Mayors Across America, an...

2008-10-14 00:00:29

By Hafidah Samat; Shuhada Elis KUALA LUMPUR: The voices of protest against the conferment of a datukship on Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan are growing louder. Yesterday, the Artistes Association of Malaysia (Seniman) said it would hand a letter to the Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage stating that the award by Malacca was "irrelevant". Seniman president Datuk Mustapha Maarof said the letter would be handed to the ministry's secretary-general, Datuk Dr Muzahet Masruri, at a...

2008-09-16 12:00:21

By GRAEME SMITH THE heroic skipper of a North Sea fishing vessel who dived into the water in a bid to save a crewman who had fallen overboard has been praised by investigators for his bravery. However, the Deputy Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has criticised procedures on the boat which led to the accident. He also recognised the danger in which skipper Charles Bruce placed himself by his rescue attempt and suggested the owner, Charles's father Alistair, might wish to review the...

2008-09-02 03:00:12

By Grendstad, Gunnar Presidential scholars hypothesize that presidential contestedness increases among recent presidents only because of unfinished research or within historical eras because of growing governing problems. Applying unused data from studies of scholarly assessments of presidential performance, this analysis disconfirms the recency hypothesis and confirms the era hypothesis. Presidential contestedness increases after each of the least contested presidents: George Washington,...

2008-08-26 03:00:49

By Rich, Grant J Something for Everyone The Academic's Handbook, 3rd ed. A. Leigh Deneef and Craufurd D. Goodwin, eds. Durham, N. C: Duke University Press, 2008 REVIEWED BY GRANT J. RIDH How-to manuals of the sort one frequently encounters in creative writing courses or for dissertation writers are often disappointing. One sometimes leaves such volumes with the sense that time would have been better spent reading great fiction rather than second- rate primers about how to write great...

2008-08-26 03:00:49

By Marthers, Paul Parker, Jeff How do liberal arts colleges decide what to pay new faculty? Do liberal arts colleges act like research universities when they seek to appoint new faculty members? Evidence shows that research universities bid aggressively for talent, using discretionary salary policies to achieve a diverse professoriate, appoint research stars, and fill vacancies in fields where market forces require differential salaries. As researchers like Ronald Ehrenberg of Cornell's...

2008-08-06 15:00:41

By Rich Flowers, Athens Daily Review, Texas Aug. 6--The Henderson County Sheriff's Department is in a time of transition under interim Sheriff Mark Jordan. Jordan who had been Chief Deputy, took the reigns of the department upon the retirement of Ronny Brownlow which became effective at the end of July. This week, Investigator Kevin Haynes was appointed Assistant Chief Deputy, replacing the departed Tony Allison, who left the department to pursue other interests. "I think he's an...

2008-08-01 12:00:59

Text of editorial by Farzaneh Rusta'i, headlined: "An elegy for the faculty of law" published by Iranian newspaper Etemad website on 27 July On one of the days of spring 1370 [1991-92], I was reviewing the notes I had taken in the previous session while waiting for the lecturer of Islamic political jurisprudence behind the green bench in one of the classes on the third floor of the Political Science and Law Faculty of Tehran University. The lecturer who later became the chancellor of the...

2008-07-31 18:00:39

By Alex Doniach Plan for retired deputies falters A proposal to staff part-time retired deputies in Shelby County courtrooms and with sequestered juries was put on hold for another two weeks. The Shelby County Commission's law enforcement committee deferred a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Wyatt Bunker to staff retired deputies on a trial basis. The Sheriff's Office estimates that replacing one full-time deputy with a retiree in Criminal and General Sessions courtrooms, or with...

2008-07-31 03:00:31

By Hafidah Samat KUALA LUMPUR: Get your act together or leave. That was the hard-hitting message from the Music Council of Malaysia chairman Datuk A. Rahman Hassan to critics of his proposal to increase the value of the local music industry to RM300 million annually. The proposal was tabled at a music seminar at the National Arts Culture and Heritage Academy earlier this month. Rahman stressed that the industry should strive to achieve the target in three years to generate job...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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