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2011-01-28 15:53:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two events, including the opening of a new space-themed museum, to honor the space shuttle Columbia and her crew are planned in Hemphill, Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Both events are open to the media and public. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) At 7:45 a.m. CST the Sabine County Columbia Memorial Committee and the J.R. Huffman Public Library will host the eighth annual memorial for the STS-107 space shuttle...

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2005-07-12 13:55:00

HEMPHILL, Texas -- Few in this small East Texas town paid much attention to space flight until the crisp, foggy February morning when pieces from the space shuttle Columbia came raining down on them. Now 2 1/2 years after the Columbia tragedy, many of the 1,100 residents consider those who work at NASA to be part of their close-knit community, and a few have gone to Florida to see the next shuttle launched. They want Hemphill, which sits on the edge of the Sabine National Forest, to feel...


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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