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  • Diets of the middle and lower class in Pompeii revealed

    01/05/2014 7:13:21 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Archaeology News Network ^ | 1-2-2014 | Dawn Fuller
    University of Cincinnati archaeologists are turning up discoveries in the famed Roman city of Pompeii that are wiping out the historic perceptions of how the Romans dined, with the rich enjoying delicacies such as flamingos and the poor scrounging for soup or gruel. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, will present these discoveries on Jan. 4, at the joint annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and American Philological Association (APA) in Chicago. UC teams of archaeologists have spent more than a decade at two city blocks within a non-elite district in the Roman...
  • Obama: Attacks on Kagan 'pretty thin gruel'

    06/27/2010 6:54:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/27/10 | AP
    TORONTO – President Barack Obama says that attacks on his Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, have been "pretty thin gruel." Obama notes that Kagan has been dean of a prestigious law school — Harvard, where Obama himself earned a degree. .. said Sunday that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee should "vote their conscience" on the nomination.
  • No Slop Sloppy Joes for Atlantic City Students

    04/16/2010 11:40:18 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 23 replies · 666+ views
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Friday, Apr. 16, 2010 | TERESA MASTERSON
    Lunch ladies use cheese sandwiches as weapons of mass punishment In the words of Adam Sandler, "No student can escape the magic of Lunch Lady Land.” This holds true for students under the reign of cafeteria workers’ punishment for a food fight at Atlantic City High School this week. Cheese sandwiches were the only items on the lunch menu for high school students Wednesday and Thursday. The two pieces of bread with one slice of orange-colored cheese cuisine was the only offering at the cafeteria as retribution for a cell-phone-coordinated food fight that broke out recently. Parents were outraged. “It’s...
  • Tongji, Korean Folk Holiday(The gruel is nutritious and efficacious for preventing cold in winter)

    12/21/2004 8:19:19 AM PST · by Rodney King · 9 replies · 307+ views
    KCNA ^ | today | Rondong Sinmun
    Tongji, Korean Folk Holiday Pyongyang, December 20 (KCNA) -- December twentyone (lunar November 10 this year) is Tongji (winter solstice), a Korean folk holiday. The Korean people have divided the seasons of a year into 24 subdivisions from olden times. Tongji is the 22nd subdivision. Lunar November is, therefore, called the month of Tongji. In Korea, located in the Northern Hemisphere, Haji (around June 21) is the longest day and Tongji the shortest day. The Korean people have long observed such solstice days as folk holidays. In general Tongji falls on Dec. 22. There is not any special rite that...
  • Gruel-biriyani war `weaves' a tale from Sellur to Rashtrapathi Bhavan

    08/17/2002 11:54:18 AM PDT · by dighton · 13 replies · 457+ views ^ | 08/17/2002
    MADURAI: For once, starving weavers in the State seemed to have enjoyed the limelight: They had the choice of satiating their appetite with either gruel or biriyani, offered by the two `warring' political parties. But, the `grueling' politics associated with the `kanji thotti' and biriyani distribution functions have certainly put the Madurai police in the soup.To make matters worse, the cops have had to contend with the violence that `broke out' between DMK and AIADMK functionaries in Sellur. And now, they have to bear the repercussions arising out of their actions in lathicharging and later arresting the DMK men. The...