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2007-08-09 12:03:49

By Tom Belden, The Philadelphia Inquirer Aug. 9--US Airways has fired more than a dozen baggage handlers and is interviewing as many as 150 others at Philadelphia International Airport in connection with an alleged scheme to manipulate the records of the hours they worked, the airline said yesterday. Some employees allegedly obtained the computer passwords of managers and used them to get access to the airline's computerized timekeeping system, where they altered records to make it...

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  • 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.