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2010-08-16 09:48:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Newseum marks the fifth anniversary of the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history with "Covering Katrina," a new exhibit that chronicles the dramatic tale of the media's reporting of the killer storm that struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005. Hurricane Katrina shredded Mississippi's coast, left 80 percent of New Orleans under water, destroyed billions of dollars in property, displaced 1 million residents and resulted in the deaths of...

2010-06-08 13:51:00

WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves today reaffirmed the agency's commitment to an accurate and complete count of everyone living in the Mississippi Delta. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) Groves visited the region last week and participated in a 2010 Census roundtable discussion in Jackson, Miss., organized by Concerned Citizens for a Better Tunica County. Participants included Southern Echo, an...

2010-05-26 12:30:00

Sites in AL, FL, LA, MS and TX Highlighted - "Special Places" in Grave Jeopardy Today; Potential Impacts Underscore the Steep Cost of America's Addiction to Oil. WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From Padre Island National Seashore in Texas to the Everglades National Park in Florida, the 15 national parks, wildlife refuges and state parks in Gulf states most threatened by the ongoing BP oil blowout are identified in a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)...

2010-03-16 07:35:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Hard Rock International is proud to announce the second music release of The Sound of Your Stay available now at all U.S. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos. Launched in August 2009, The Sound of Your Stay is a brand-wide music program that encourages guests to download complimentary, specially selected playlists available upon check-in. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos guests will receive a special keyholder that is embedded with a code for The Sound...

2010-01-08 10:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today resumed scheduled service from Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss., to the carrier's hub in Atlanta and added new service from Gulfport/Biloxi to Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. "AirTran Airways is excited to be returning to the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast," said Kevin Healy, senior vice president, marketing and planning. "Getting to the area's popular casinos is easier than ever...

2009-12-16 10:55:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced plans to resume scheduled service from Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss., to the carrier's hub in Atlanta and add new service from Gulfport/Biloxi to Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. This service will begin on Friday, January 8, 2010, and will replace existing charter service to Atlanta. Flights to Atlanta and Tampa/St. Petersburg will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and...

2009-08-25 09:01:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Hard Rock International announces The Sound of Your Stay, set to launch at Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, August 25, 2009. Moving forward from the Mark Ronson Hard Rock compilation, Hard Rock strives to be at the forefront of music industry trends with exclusive programs and extraordinary experiences. In conjunction with NY-based strategic music and brand marketing company, BMF Media Group, The Sound of Your Stay invites Hard Rock Hotel guests to...

2009-03-07 15:30:00

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Before the sun set today, hundreds of children who will attend the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast Qatar Center and Pass Christian Elementary/Middle School got a great new place to play. The new playground, which was fully assembled from scratch in less than eight hours, was built with the help of more than 200 volunteers from The Chrysler Foundation, Chrysler Financial, Champion Chrysler Jeep(R) Dodge in Gulfport,...

2008-10-17 09:00:12

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 17, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:GPOR) announced that all four tank batteries at its West Cote Blanche Bay ("WCBB") field were operational as of October 10, 2008. Total company production from October 11 to October 16, 2008 averaged approximately 5,784 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("BOEPD") as compared to average production of 5,669 BOEPD from August 1 to August 29, 2008 prior to curtailing production for Hurricane Gustav. From October...

2008-09-29 03:00:20

By Jeter, Lynne While residential construction on the Mississippi Gulf Coast continues to ebb, new commercial contracts are flowing - to the tune of $112 million in May alone for Gulfport, Biloxi and Pascagoula. Commercial projects in Pascagoula jumped from $2 million in May 2007 to $55 million the same month this year. "Investors tell me this is the best investment market in the country right now," said Sam Ford, commercial specialist with Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty Inc., who has...


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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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