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Business News Archive - June 06, 2006

By Spitzner, Meike It started with Women's "Initiatives" (ed.: citizens' petitions) in Germany. "Women In Motion" was the name of a national network of women involved in transportation "initiatives," transportation policy, planning, research, administration, related organizations, and businesses.

For years the lowly hashbrown potato has been considered to be "just a side dish" by so many.

By Domingo Ramirez Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 6--Authorities continued their search Tuesday morning for a young man who yelled for help while swimming at Lake Lewisville and then disappeared into the water.

By The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jun. 6--Accidents in East Manatee are slowing traffic this morning, and a vehicle fire just reported on the interstate southbound near Nokomis won't help either, the Florida Highway Patrol reports at 9:03 a.m.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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