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2013-07-16 23:22:49

An Indian reservation is considering ending its ban on alcohol to help fund substance abuse treatment and prevention. This news story shows how important it is to obtain quality alcohol care at a detox center such as South Florida's Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 In an article by The Fix, an addiction and recovery news source, titled http://www.thefix.com/content/indian-tribe-moves-towards-legalizing-alcohol91896 on 7/10, it was reported that after 100 years,...


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Black Hills National Forest
2013-11-22 11:29:42

Black Hills National Forest can be found in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. The forest has an area of over 1.25 million acres and is managed by the Forest Service. Forest headquarters can be found in Custer, South Dakota. There are local ranger district offices in Custer, Rapid City, and Spearfish in South Dakota, and in Sundance, Wyoming. Mainly ponderosa pine, the forest also includes hard woods like bur oak, aspen, and birch. The lower elevations include grassland...

Badlands National Park
2013-03-05 09:07:20

Badlands national Park is located in the southwest region of South Dakota. It holds 242,756 acres of land, with 64,144 acres comprising a protected wilderness area. The park was designated as a national monument in 1929 and established in 1939, but attained national park status in 1978. The Stronghold Unit area of the park is managed by the National Park Service and the Oglala Lakota tribe and holds many sights including those used for Ghost Dances in the 1890’s, a bomb and gunnery range...

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  • 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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