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2009-08-07 15:52:08

Police in Florida said a suspicious package that sparked a bomb squad call turned out to contain a living cat. Orange County Sheriff's deputies said they responded to a call about a suspicious package Thursday shortly after 11 a.m. and discovered an 18-gallon plastic container in the driveway of a home, WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported Friday. The bomb squad was called to investigate the container and a robot was used to X-ray the package and identify its contents, a living cat. The feline...

2009-05-26 16:46:45

A Florida school began classes 90 minutes late Tuesday because officials were struggling to open doors that had been glued shut by teenagers. Nancy Wait of Volusia County Public Schools said a surveillance video recorded three teenagers gluing the doors of Pine Ridge High School in Deltona shut overnight and officials are working to identify the culprits, WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported Tuesday. Wait said the incident is not believed to have been a senior prank.

2008-09-08 12:00:19

Rescuers in Florida say an autistic boy and his father survived 15 hours in shark-infested waters before the U.S. Coast Guard spotted them. Chris Marino, 12, was swimming near the Ponce de Leon Inlet in Central Florida when the current carried him away, WKMB-TV in Orlando, Fla., reported Monday. The boy's father, Walter, 46, jumped into the water and both father and son were swept out to sea. The television station says the two were drifting in some of Central Florida's most...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.