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2008-09-22 09:00:58

Neighbors, friends and family of 21-year-old leukemia patient, Bert Gasiewski, will be holding a marrow donor drive on Sunday, September 28th to recruit marrow donors who can potentially help save his life and the lives of other people diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers. Bert's only chance for survival is a marrow transplant. The drive will benefit DKMS, the world's largest marrow center. Bert is a resident of Inverness, a Fremd High School graduate and a Harper College student,...


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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