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2008-10-06 09:00:16

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden has canceled his campaign appearances today and Tuesday after the death of his mother-in-law on Sunday. Biden spokesman David Wade said Bonny Jean Jacobs, the mother of Biden's wife, Jill, died Sunday after a long illness. Jacobs was 78 and lived in Willow Grove, Pa. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2005-08-26 13:47:34

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Friday that the Pentagon had broken the law in seeking to close down the 111th Fighter Wing of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard without first obtaining the governor's approval. The ruling was a victory for Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell, who challenged the Pentagon's plan to close the fighter wing at a naval base near Philadelphia. The disputed closure, which would cost more than 1,200 jobs, is part of round of planned domestic...

2005-08-16 15:47:55

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's governor will argue in federal court next week that the Pentagon's plan to close a military base near Philadelphia is unconstitutional because he has ultimate authority over state militias and he was not consulted. The case will be closely watched by other U.S states affected by the program because it could set a precedent for other governors unhappy with Washington's plans to shut or scale back bases. U.S. District Judge John...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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