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2010-10-15 11:15:00

SULLIVAN AND CALIFANO CRITICIZE THE CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY, THE NATIONAL BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVES FOR OPPOSING BAN NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and Founder of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA*) at Columbia University and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, and Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., a CASA Columbia board member and...

2010-10-12 11:16:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University announced today that Gene F. Jankowski has been elected to its board of directors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/CASALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100923/CASALOGO) Jankowski is the former President, CBS Broadcasting, Retired. He began his career with the CBS Corporation in 1961 and served as President and Chairman from...


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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