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2008-08-02 06:00:24

By Jim Wise, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 2--At Durham Center Access, visitors, employees and clients spent Tuesday checking out, settling into and getting comfortable with a brand-new place. "We had a lot of people feeling like it's their first day at school," director James Osborn said. "We actually ordered pizza." Tuesday was the first day of business for Durham County's new crisis-treatment place for mental health, developmental disability and drug and alcohol abuse....

2008-07-27 12:00:41

By Matthew E. Milliken, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Jul. 27--DURHAM -- As of Tuesday, Durham County residents will have a clean, well-lighted place to stave off mental health and substance abuse crises. The state's secretary of health and human services, the head of Duke University Hospitals and other officials are scheduled to speak Monday at an 11 a.m. dedication ceremony for Durham Center Access, an around-the-clock crisis center funded by the county's agency for mental health,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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