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2009-05-22 14:07:43

Some Florida residents say they choose to take in a drive-in movie theater experience because of the openness. Miami resident Jerry Durden said drive-in theaters, where the numbers have increased amid the struggling U.S. economy, offer a nice alternative to normal film theaters for parents, The Miami Herald reported Friday. It's easier to bring kids to the drive-in, said Durden, who has a 5-year-old son and his 1-year-old daughter. Instead of them screaming in the movie theater. Allie...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By Emily Stranger, The Brunswick News, Ga. Aug. 5--A 24-year-old man en route to Tallahassee, Fla., drowned Sunday in what police describe as a murky lake at a hostel in southern Glynn County. According to the Glynn County police report, Marquis Dominic Manuel went swimming at 4:40 p.m. in a lake on the grounds of The Hostel in the Forest at 3901 U.S. 82. He was swimming toward a dock in the middle of the lake when he went under, said Glynn County Coroner Jimmy Durden. Witnesses...


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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