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2008-08-12 06:00:33

By David Bernard Thank you for the strong editorial denouncing the bad science and crooked politics behind the Giles County coal waste dump, ("A superfund site in the making?" July 25). Shortly after the Giles site began accepting coal waste in March, inflow of an aquifer exposed by the project's excavation forced dumping to cease. The planning had failed to reveal basic water movement through the site. This aquifer passes under U.S. 460. The project engineers studied a solution. A...

2008-07-16 09:00:00

By Tim Thornton, The Roanoke Times, Va. Jul. 16--NARROWS -- Danny Melvin was playing pool in Blacksburg on Sunday night when he got the call. Riverview Campground was flooding. There was a smell like diesel fuel in the air. Melvin, who helps his brother-in-law take care of the campground, jumped in his truck and headed back to Narrows. He called Giles County's emergency dispatchers and told them what was going on. The Narrows Fire Department had already been called out. Riverview...


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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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