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2008-09-29 14:41:04

The television newsman, noted for his clipped delivery and dry wit, signed off on Sept. 28, 1997. He?s pictured with co-anchor Chet Huntley, left; together they reported the nightly news for NBC from 1956 to 1970. Brinkley left NBC and was hired by ABC in 1981; he died at age 82 in 2003 of complications from a fall. *** (c) 2008 Record, The; Bergen County, N.J.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-30 12:00:48

By Robin Caudell, Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jul. 30--PLATTSBURGH -- Wallace Westfeldt and Miriam Goulding, downsized Marylanders, found what they were looking for: a home with a splendid view of Lake Champlain. "Last summer, we started casually looking for something," Westfeldt said. "We drove by and saw the for-sale sign. She loved the house straight away." He told his wife to squeeze his forearm twice at the showing if she liked the place. "She damn near broke it."...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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