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2008-06-14 00:00:13

By The Associated Press At her Real McCoy Cafe in Lawrenceville, Ill., Nancy Hettich is mighty proud of the joint's Italian beef sandwich and carrot cake. If only she could open the place to serve it. The 64-year-old proprietor and the southeastern Illinois community of 4,600 near the Indiana line grappled for a second day Thursday with a broken water system that left businesses with no usable tap water, forcing them to close. Such inconveniences were popping up through much of...


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.