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2011-04-06 13:10:00

SPOKANE, Wash., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Carey, Avista's national key account executive, has been recognized by leading chain store and multi-site companies for her exceptional customer service. Carey was one of only three utility account executives nationwide to receive the national customer service award, which was presented to her at the recent 2011 Edison Electric Institute (EEI) National Key Accounts Workshop in Atlanta. EEI is the association of U.S. shareholder-owned...

2010-06-30 10:42:00

PITTSBURGH, June 30 /PRNewswire/ --The Board of Directors of DQE Holdings LLC (DQE) has selected Richard Riazzi as President and Chief Executive Officer of Duquesne Light Company, Duquesne Light Holdings, Inc., and DQE. Riazzi is a Pittsburgh native and is currently CEO and General Manager of the Chelan County Public Utility District in the state of Washington. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100630/DC29033) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100630/DC29033)...

2010-04-14 08:00:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington State Tourism, in partnership with Northwest Heritage Resources and The Cascade Loop Association, announced the release of the Cascade Loop Heritage Tour - South Guide, a project partially funded by a grant from the Washington State Tourism Commission. The 50-page printed guide includes a two-disc audio driving tour of the southern section of Washington's Cascade Loop Scenic Highway, and is available for purchase at www.CascadeLoop.com....

2010-01-11 15:05:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Electricity prices for Avista's (NYSE: AVA) 232,000 Washington customers will decrease by an overall 7 percent beginning Feb. 12, 2010, if the Washington Utility and Transportation Commission (WUTC) approves Avista's request to eliminate an existing energy cost surcharge. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091223/AVISTALOGO) The Energy Recovery Mechanism (ERM) surcharge is designed to recover, or rebate to customers,...

2009-08-31 13:44:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avista (NYSE: AVA) has submitted its 2009 Electric Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to state regulators. The plan details projected growth in demand for energy and new resources needed to serve customers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040128/SFW031LOGO) Avista anticipates adding some 150 thousand retail customers with a 1.7 percent annual growth in electric demand until 2029. The utility plans to rely on a mix of renewables,...

2009-08-20 11:00:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A 2006 proposal to proceed with a share exchange, which would have changed the company's organization to a holding company structure, has been abandoned by Avista Corp.'s (NYSE: AVA) board of directors. The proposal had received approval from the company's shareholders and conditioned approvals from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as well as the Washington and Idaho state utility commissions. The company was unable, however, to reach...

2009-06-26 10:12:00

No Evidence of Foul Play Discovered WENATCHEE, Wash., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Seattle Field Division, along with the Wenatchee Police and Fire Departments, have concluded the fire investigation at the Old Stemilt Warehouse in Wenatchee. The fire occurred on Saturday, June 20, and resulted in the activation of special agents and fire investigators from the Wenatchee Fire and Police Departments, and the ATF National...


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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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