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2011-02-07 14:56:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Chairman and CEO Bob Stevens joined defense industry and association leaders in urging Congress to pass a fiscal year 2011 defense appropriations bill in lieu of funding national security programs through a full-year continuing resolution (CR) at fiscal year 2010 levels. "We strongly support Defense Secretary Gates' recommendation to pass a full FY2011 defense appropriations bill to avoid unnecessary risk to...

2009-10-05 07:00:00

LEBANON, Mo., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Tool Metal Products (DTMP) has announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $2 million in funding to develop an improved manufacturing process for the use of advanced titanium metal in military vehicles. The funding is part of a $214 million appropriation package ushered through the Senate Appropriations Committee by Missouri Senator Kit Bond to be used in important defense projects. With the funds, DTMP will work...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'