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Topic - Jessica
David was hoping for a storybook romance when he planned to propose to his girlfriend Jessica at a New Britain Rock Cats minor league game in Connecticut last week. But instead he got a big fat rejection that will probably scar him for the rest of his life.
Country music star Jason Aldean filed a complaint for divorce against his wife, Jessica, on Friday afternoon in Williamson County, Tenn., citing irreconcilable differences. The two met in high school and have been married since August 2001.
For all those readers who can't get enough of the Mitford clan, with their pet names and jokes, shrieks of laughter and shafts of barbed wit, here's yet more fodder. Readers of Nancy Mitford's books know about her Francophile tastes and her heroines' bliss -- a favorite Mitford word -- in the discovery of an aristocratic French lover.
For the first time in their lives, four aging chimpanzees once used in federal research can go outside whenever they like. They can lie on the grass, clamber onto a platform 20 feet up on a chimp-style jungle gym and gaze freely at the open sky, the vista unbroken by steel bars.
We've got dolls that wet, crawl and talk. We've got dolls with perfect hourglass figures. We've got dolls with swagger. And we've got plenty that come with itty-bitty baby bottles. But a breast-feeding doll whose suckling sounds are prompted by sensors sewn into a halter top at the nipples of little girls caught some flak after hitting the U.S. market.
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When the constant rewind of the airplanes slamming into buildings, fireballs and faces stricken with grief became overwhelming, most of the world could at least turn off the TV or put down a newspaper. But for those directly affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, those images remain as constant and vivid as the warm, sunny day on which they occurred.
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In the many volumes of what might be termed Mitfordology - studies of that endlessly fascinating and appalling clan - next-to-last daughter Jessica often appears as a salutary counterpoint to her Nazi and fascist siblings. But in the account of her life in this adulatory biography, what is most striking is not what sets her apart from all those other Mitfords, but rather her horrible similarity to them.
In the strange world of the Mitfords - eccentrics even with the high bar that existed among the English aristocracy - amid the shrieking laughter at the perpetual torrent of jokes for which anything, everything and anyone was fodder, there was a private network of terms and individual nicknames.
"We felt that it had merit in dealing with new babies for the older child," she said, "and for the curiosity that children have in this area.
"It's a lot tougher when you start out young," said Jessica, who asked not to be identified by last name because of concerns about the social stigma of abortion in this conservative state. "When I quit school, I thought money coming in at that time was more important than the money I'd be getting later if I stayed in school."