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General News Archive - October 20, 2008

Tampa Bay's Matt Garza and four relievers held Boston to three hits and the Rays beat the Red Sox 3-1 Sunday to win the ALCS and move on to the World Series. Willie Aybar hit a solo home run and Evan Longoria, with a double, and Rocco Baldelli, with a single, drove in a run apiece for the Rays.

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Jeff Garcia threw for 310 yards and one touchdown, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers bested the struggling Seattle Seahawks, 20-10, at Raymond James Stadium. Garcia completed 27-of-36 passes and Earnest Graham added a rushing touchdown for Tampa Bay (5-2).

By Kathy Kiely and David Jackson Barack Obama scored two campaign coups Sunday: a record-breaking month of fundraising and the backing of former secretary of State Colin Powell.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday he supports a new economic stimulus package to improve the availability of credit.

The judge in the trial of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, sent the jury home for the day Monday after the senator finished his testimony.

Five Muslim immigrants wanted to conduct a terror attack on the Army's Fort Dix in New Jersey to kill U.S. soldiers, a prosecutor alleged Monday. Deputy U.S.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell would have a role in an Obama administration, the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate said Monday.

Canton, OH (Sports Network) - Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame guard Gene Hickerson died Monday morning at the age of 73. Hickerson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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