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2008-07-18 15:00:30

It seems our busy senators can find all kinds of ways to divert taxpayer dollars to some esoteric project that should be stamped as an example of federal waste and abuse. The BDN reported that they have arm-wrestled a $456,680 grant from NOAA so that the Maine Department of Marine Resources can develop and implement a conservation plan for preserving a number of fish species. One wonders what the taxpayer-paid employees in that department do in their regular jobs. If my guess is right the...

2008-06-22 12:00:21

By Jeff Vice Deseret News Funny man Mike Myers is well-known for having a sense of humor. Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is pretty much known for not having much of a sense of humor at all. So keeping that in mind, you tell me why Shyamalan's latest, a thriller titled "The Happening," has more laughs in it than Myers' "The Love Guru." And by "more laughs," I mean that the former has a lot more laughs in it. What's scary about that is the R-rated "Happening" is supposed to be, well ......

2007-08-12 09:14:34

By Al Jones, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 12--August and September are the dog days of summer. And with football gearing up and the heat rising, barrier island fishing is often overlooked. Granted, people still venture to their favorite near-shore spots around harbors or reefs for redfish, speckled trout, white trout and ground mullet. But after 9 a.m., finding shade becomes the top priority. The temperatures can jump from 78 to beyond 90 in less than an hour. Drinking plenty of...


Word of the Day
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.