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2014-02-20 16:21:29

As NYC Residents Pay Some of Nation's Highest Electric Rates, Deal Hides Hikes for Residential Consumers - Highlights Need for NY Utility Watchdog NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What's really in the Consolidated Edison rate deal approved by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) today? AARP warns that while the ruling temporarily staves off a $400 million rate hike via a "rate freeze" by the utility company, which already charges some of the highest...

2014-02-16 16:20:22

NYS Legislative Caucus Backs Increased Aid for Unpaid Family Caregivers, Non-Parent Relatives Raising Children ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP today thanked the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus for supporting issues critical to New York's most powerful voting demographic, the 50+, including aid for unpaid family caregivers and increased funding for non-parent relatives raising children. Those two issues are among AARP's...

2014-02-12 16:26:36

Assoc. Says Older Adults at Higher Risk of Injury Due to Slips on Ice, Cardiac Arrest from Shoveling - Issues Tips to Avoid Both NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As yet another storm heads towards New York, slips and falls resulting from the constant barrage of wintry weather are soaring. Some reports have the total pegged as high as a 300 percent increase over prior years in New York. With New Yorkers preparing to brave the elements again, AARP is issuing tips to help them...

2014-02-05 12:26:05

Sarandon Will Also Receive AARP's Lifetime Achievement Honor at its Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Gala on February 10(th) in Los Angeles, CA Tweet It: Hollywood leading lady @SusanSarandon talks passion and ping pong in latest issue of @AARPMag. Read more here http://bit.ly/Mqx3uo WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a commanding actress, fiery activist and dedicated mom, Susan Sarandon refuses to fake it in any of her roles. And now, the renowned Oscar®...

2014-02-04 12:27:58

50+ Singles Celebrate a Year of Fantastic Dates, Find Love Later In Life on AARP Dating Site WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of AARP Dating powered by HowAboutWe, a dating site designed to help people find love online by going on great dates, offline. On AARP Dating, 50+ singles finish the phrase, "how about we..." with the date they'd like to go on, connect and get together. (Logo:...

2014-01-30 12:27:20

Meet, Date, and Start a Relationship with Mr. or Ms. Right-after 50 WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People typically associate falling in love with their younger years, but as the Baby Boomer generation ages, more and more people over 50 are jumping back into the dating scene. If you're single and over 50, the trusted advice in AARP's DATING AFTER 50 FOR DUMMIES (Wiley; December 2013; ISBN: 978-1-118-44132-9) gives you everything you need to get out there and meet the...

2014-01-21 16:25:47

Utility Consumer Watchdog Could Ease Highest Electric Rates in Continental U.S.; Support for Caregivers Would Save Taxpayers Money ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: "Today, in his Executive Budget proposal, Governor Cuomo simply missed the mark for New York's most powerful voting group. Baby Boomers and older New Yorkers are facing a caregiving crisis that's quickly headed...

2014-01-19 16:20:06

Assoc. Cites Need to Counter Highest Electric Rates in Continental U.S., Says Budget Support for Caregivers Will Save Taxpayers Medicaid $$ Statement by Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Governor Cuomo has a chance to provide relief to the kitchen table economies of New York's most powerful voting demographic, the 50+, in his 2014-15 Executive Budget through smart investments that will protect consumers...

2014-01-17 12:24:22

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the First Lady Michelle Obama celebrates her 50(th) birthday, AARP today released the following statement from CEO A. Barry Rand: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/DC48422-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/DC48422-b) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070209/NYF043LOGO) "On behalf of AARP and its nearly 38 million members, we want to wish a warm and very happy 50(th) birthday to...

2014-01-16 16:21:04

Utilities Charge Customers $10M/Yr. to Push Regulators for Some of Highest Rates in Nation; Consumers Lack Seat at Table, AARP Says Watchdog Needed NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Yorkers pay the highest average residential electric rates in the continental United States, and when it comes utility companies pressing for even higher rates, the cards are always stacked against consumers. A new AARP report released today details just how unfair the equation is,...


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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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