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2010-10-27 12:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today signed into law the following bills: Senate Bill 53: Amends Title 15 and Title 20 related to the effect of death of a testator, or a person who makes a will, during divorce proceedings. Senate Bill 123: Prohibits the installation of computer spyware; provides for civil and criminal penalties. Senate Bill 168: Amends the Borough Code related to sale of electricity by a borough. Senate Bill 298:...

2010-02-17 09:12:44

Vigorous two-party competition provides the best guarantee for meaningful, broad-based governance and modest salaries for lawmakers add a second protection against narrow-interest legislation, finds a national study spanning 120 years of state lawmaking. Although government critics often call for transparency, executive vetoes, and professional pay to curb pork barrel legislation and other bills that benefit only one lawmaker's constituents, the study published in the February issue of...

2008-10-08 12:00:37

PEOPLE from across Warwickshire are being invited to contribute their views on the future of care services during a scrutiny exercise by the county council. Bosses at Shire Hall have organised a committee meeting to discuss how they can meet the needs of a changing society for care, support and independence. The select committee, which is being held at 10am next Wednesday at Shire Hall in Warwick, will hear evidence submitted by a range of organisations including Age Concern, NHS...

2006-08-15 08:46:27

By Jan Korselt PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech leftist Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek said on Tuesday he would resign on Wednesday and proposed his rightist rivals form a minority government for two years before holding an early election. Paroubek told reporters the government would officially resign at a regular weekly meeting on Wednesday now that a new speaker of the lower house had been elected more than 10 weeks after an inconclusive election left parliament paralyzed. He added he was...

2006-06-28 05:20:54

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday over a package of technical measures, ensuring the survival of his six-week-old government. The upper house, or Senate, voted 160-1 in favor of the bill to extend a series of parliamentary measures and amend rules for awarding public contracts. Prodi said the confidence vote was needed to speed the package of measures through parliament and avoid dozens of amendments. Under a...


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baudekin
  • 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.
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