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2009-08-03 18:35:00

A man who said he missed his late father allegedly brought home the man's remains from a Vershire, Vt., cemetery, police said. Dominik A. Bailey Jr., 43, was charged with felony removal of human remains, WPTZ, Pittsburgh, reported. Police in Thetford, who patrol the tiny hamlet of Vershire, said Bailey's mother called them Friday saying she believed her son planned to remove her husband's cremated remains and take them and the headstone home with him. She said she was going to the cemetery...

2009-02-17 17:17:57

A popular Vermont chain store has sparked controversy among customers for stocking adult sex products on its shelves. The Vermont Country Store, a statewide chain that has been serving the region for more than 60 years, recently added vibrators, sex creams and instructional sex videos to its stock, causing anger among some customers who see the products as inappropriate, WPTZ-TV, Plattsburgh, N.Y., reported Tuesday. A company representative said store officials have received a couple hundred...

2008-12-31 10:59:36

U.S. film star Matt Dillon has been arrested and charged with speeding in Vermont for allegedly driving 106 mph. on Interstate-91. WPTZ-TV, Plattsburgh, N.Y., reported that Dillon was arrested Tuesday night by Vermont state police who say the Hollywood actor was driving a rented 2009 Chevrolet Impala 41 m.p.h. over the posted speed limit in the town of Newbury. Police told the TV station they photographed, fingerprinted and released Dillon with a citation to appear in Orange County Court on...

2008-12-18 19:12:11

Police in upstate New York said a man named Abe Lincoln lived up to the honest reputation of his namesake by turning in a lost wallet he had found. New York State Police said Raymond Hudson reported his wallet missing in the town of Peru Sunday, the same day he was scheduled to head home to Jamaica, WPTZ-TV, Plattsburgh, N.Y., reported Thursday. Officers said they soon received a call from a man named Abe Lincoln who had found the wallet -- intact with $2,835 cash and Hudson's personal...

2008-11-18 18:11:55

City councilors in Burlington, Vt., are considering a resolution condemning a company's controversial snowboard designs, which include images of Playboy models. The council discussed the proposed resolution Monday night after several non-profit organizations - the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Vermont Business and Professional Women, the Girl Scout Council of Vermont and the White Ribbon Campaign of Vermont among them -- publicly asked Burlington snowboard company...

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  • 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.