NEWS LITE : MISS CANADA FLEXES TALENT.Pour a little libation li·ba·tion
a. The pouring of a liquid offering as a religious ritual.
b. The liquid so poured.
a. A beverage, especially an intoxicating beverage.
b. down a beauty queen's throat and watch what happens to all that poise and grace. Evidence: the reigning Miss Canada International Miss Canada International is the largest scholarship achievement program in Canada of this kind for women in Canada. It was founded in 1995 and also has founded The Teddy Bears of Hope Campaign in 2005. , Danielle House Danielle House, born 1976, was crowned Miss Newfoundland in 1995 and Miss Canada International in 1996 . House was stripped of her Miss Canada International title when she was convicted of assaulting her ex-boyfriend's girlfriend in a bar. . Among her talents is a nasty right hook. Police in St. John's, Newfoundland, charged her with punching a woman in the face in a bar near St. John's Memorial University. Why she flipped is a mystery. House is supposed to compete in the Miss World pageant in Jamaica on Nov. 15. So far, no one has dared to take away her crown.
Silence isn't always golden
v. spurned, spurn·ing, spurns
1. To reject disdainfully or contemptuously; scorn. See Synonyms at refuse1.
2. To kick at or tread on disdainfully.
v. by a man she considered a prospective husband, a 52-year-old woman gave him the silent treatment - by calling him 16,333 times and saying nothing.
Tokyo police arrested Teruko Hamakawa on Thursday on grounds that her calls to the 54-year-old man's office, between September 1995 and October of this year, amounted to illegal interference with business.
She called the office almost every day, said a police official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The office sometimes received 300 calls a day.
With a view to a possible marriage, the two exchanged pictures in October 1994, but the man declined to meet with Hamakawa, the official said.
`Anonymous' unveils new job
Joe Klein For the basketball player, see .
Joe Klein (born September 7, 1946) is a longtime Washington, D.C. and New York journalist and columnist, perhaps best known for his novel Primary Colors , whose name became a household word when he was unmasked as the anonymous author of ``Primary Colors those developed from the solar beam by the prism, viz., red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, which are reduced by some authors to three, - red, green, and violet-blue. These three are sometimes called fundamental colors.
See under Color.
See also: Color Primary ,'' will join The New Yorker in December, the magazine announced Thursday.
Klein, 50, will leave his job as political reporter and columnist for Newsweek to write The New Yorker's ``Letter from Washington'' column, said editor Tina Brown Tina Brown, Lady Evans (born Christina Hambley Brown on November 21, 1953, in Maidenhead, England) is a journalist, magazine editor, columnist, talk-show host and author of The Diana Chronicles, a biography of Diana, Princess of Wales, a personal friend. .
He replaces Michael Kelly, who is taking over editorship of The New Republic.
``Joe Klein is a superb reporter and analyst, as he proved at Newsweek, and a real writer, as he proved with `Primary Colors.' That's a combination you don't often come across,'' Brown said.
Klein had emphatically denied being ``Anonymous,'' the author of the fictional behind-the-scenes tale of the 1992 presidential primaries that many speculated was written by someone inside the Clinton administration.
He owned up to his work only after The Washington Post identified him through handwriting analysis, and fellow journalists were outraged by his elaborate denials.
Klein took a brief leave from Newsweek and resigned his consultant position with CBS News in July.
NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
in full National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Independent U.S. to launch voter's booth into orbit
NASA is scrambling to get a ballot up to the Russian space station for U.S. astronaut John Blaha, who won't be back on the planet until after Inauguration Day.
The 54-year-old Texan, who arrived at Mir on Sept. 18, missed the opportunity to register for an absentee ballot for the presidential election because he was training in Russia, said NASA spokesman Rob Navias.
NASA is working with local, state and federal voting officials in an attempt to e-mail a ballot to Blaha from Texas by way of Moscow. His response would come back the same way and would be encrypted to ensure a secret ballot.
``I don't think I'll be able to vote, but I'll tell you this . . . President Clinton has done a great job in the past four years,'' Blaha said Thursday in a space-to-ground news conference. ``I didn't vote for him four years ago, but I think he's done a great job and I'm all for him.
``I also think Bob Dole did a great job in the U.S. Senate. So both men are doing very well, and I hope we'll keep the spirit of everybody together and work to try and improve America.''
Keeping ashes close to heart
What's new in the death business? Why, cremation cremation, disposal of a corpse by fire. It is an ancient and widespread practice, second only to burial. It has been found among the chiefdoms of the Pacific Northwest, among Northern Athapascan bands in Alaska, and among Canadian cultural groups. jewelry.
That's just one of the products featured at the National Funeral Directors Association trade show in Cincinnati.
There's a lot at stake. The nation's 22,000 funeral homes represent a $7 billion a year industry, according to the association, whose annual convention ends today.
Terry Dieterle, a funeral home owner from Aurora, Ill., was showing off his cremation jewelry Tuesday.
Each handcrafted hand·craft
Variant of handicraft.
tr.v. hand·craft·ed, hand·craft·ing, hand·crafts
To fashion or make by hand.
hand·craft pendant is hollow and can be filled with the cremated remains of the departed. The lockets Lockets are a confectionery product manufactured by Mars Incorporated. They are sold as medicated supplement to help nasal congestion and sore throats.
They are available in multiple flavours including blackcurrant, menthol and honey. are made of 14-karat gold and can be encrusted en·crust also in·crust
tr.v. en·crust·ed, en·crust·ing, en·crusts
1. To cover or coat with or as if with a crust: with diamonds. They cost up to $10,000.
``When your son graduates from high school, he gets a ring. It's one of life's milestones,'' he said. ``This is just another option.''
PHOTO (1) Danielle House: Had ugly run-in
(2) Joe Klein: Going to New Yorker