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Valentino Rossi

Italian motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi won seven World Championships in Grand Prix racing by the time he was 26 years old, cementing his place as one of the sport's heroes. Rossi is the son of 1970…

Portia de Rossi

Name at birth: Amanda Lee RogersAustralian-born actress Portia de Rossi is best known for her romantic relationship with Ellen DeGeneres and for her role as Lindsay, the shallower-than-shallow Bluth d…

Brewer's: Paradise and the Peri

The second tale in Moore's poetical romance of Lalla Rookh. The Peri laments her expulsion from Heaven, and is told she will be readmitted if she will bring to the Gate of Heaven the &#8220…

Brewer's: Peri

(plur. PERIS). Peris are delicate, gentle, fairy-like beings of Eastern mythology, begotten by fallen spirits. They direct with a wand the pure in mind the way to heaven. These lovely creat…

Brewer's: Peris

(See Peri.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894PerissaPeripatetics A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Related ContentAl…

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Name at birth: Cristina FernándezCristina Fernández de Kirchner was elected president of Argentina in 2007. Her candidacy was boosted by the fact that her husband, Néstor Kirchner, was at the time Arg…

Cristina Saralegui Biography

Cristina SaraleguiTV show hostBorn: 1/29/1948Birthplace: Havana, Cuba Born into a prominent newspaper publishing family, Saralegui came to Miami in 1960. While earning a degree in mass commun…

Harald Hermann Rossi 2000 Deaths

Harald Hermann RossiAge: 82 biophysicist who developed microdosimetry, a technique used to measure radiation. Died: Upper Nyack, N.Y., Jan. 1, 2000Judd RoseR - ZTobin Rote

Judd Rose 2000 Deaths

Judd RoseAge: 45 broadcast journalist who co-anchored CNN's NewsStand from 1998 through 1999. He worked as a reporter and correspondent for ABC for 16 years, contributing to Prime Time Live an…