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2013-03-22 23:20:06

An attorney with Cappolino | Dodd | Krebs LLP offers insight on why fatalities involving commercial vehicles in the Texas counties along the Eagle Ford Shale have nearly quadrupled in the last year. Karnes County, Texas (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 It's not really news any more that the oil boom along the Eagle Ford Shale is bringing many problems as well as benefits. Many people are making money, often lots of it. But employment is tight, restaurants are packed, rental housing nearly impossible...

2009-09-17 17:06:04

British animal authorities said a puppy rescued from a rabbit hole was likely trapped underground for more than a week, surviving on condensation and body fat. Craig Brown, an animal control officer in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, said council workers digging in the town discovered the Jack Russell terrier, nicknamed Hope, trapped 4 feet into a rabbit hole, The Sun reported Thursday. Brown said the dog likely survived by licking condensation from the walls of the tunnel. The dog was very,...

2008-08-01 21:00:36

By CRAIG BROWN Jorge Pena of Butler Entertainment polishes one of the cars of the Giant Wheel on Thursday. The giant Ferris wheel provides a bird's-eye view of the Clark County Fair. The chickens are cooped. The bread is baked. It's time for the fair. The 2008 Clark County Fair starts its 10-day run at 8 a.m. today with the annual pancake breakfast, which is free with a Fred Meyer coupon. By the time it closes at 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, more than 250,000 people are likely to have...

2008-08-01 21:00:21

By CRAIG BROWN The Cold Springs fire continues to smoke and smolder as crews reinforce fire lines and do mop-up work. The fire, about 11 miles northeast of the Klickitat County hamlet of Trout Lake, was reported July 12. It was blamed on a lightning strike. It had burned 7,956 acres as of 5 p.m. Friday. While the fire remains active, the following Gifford Pinchot National Forest and state campgrounds are closed: Cold Springs, Morrison, Bird Creek, Mt. Adams, Horse Camp, Mirror Lake,...

2008-07-25 21:00:21

By CRAIG BROWN; JOHN BRANTON Firefighters from Vancouver Engine 81 spray water on a grass fire that burned about an acre along Interstate 205 Thursday afternoon. No property damage resulted. A fire, sparked when a mower struck a rock, burned nearly an acre of grass near a busy Interstate 205 interchange Thursday. Vancouver firefighters were called to the westbound Highway 500 onramp to southbound I-205 just before 2 p.m., according to firefighter-spokesman Jim Flaherty. They arrived...


Word of the Day
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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