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2009-03-24 14:14:04

An approval from Miami-Dade commissioners has changed the Florida Marlins to the Miami Marlins and given the Major-League Baseball team a permanent new home. The county commission voted 9-4 Monday in favor of the new stadium after nine hours of debate, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday. I'm very happy, very pleased,' said team owner Jeffrey Loria, who won similar approval from Miami City Hall four days earlier. The new stadium, which is to have 37,000 seats under a retractable roof, is...

2009-03-03 12:02:14

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez says voting on a controversial new ballpark for the Florida Marlins baseball team should be delayed indefinitely. Saying he was appalled by the behavior of elected officials and the toxic political climate the ballpark issue has created, Alvarez called Monday for an indefinite delay of voting on several stadium issues that were scheduled for Friday, The Miami Herald reported. A last-minute demand from key Miami City Commission swing vote Michelle Spence-Jones...

2009-03-03 12:02:14

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez says voting on a controversial new ballpark for the Florida Marlins baseball team should delayed indefinitely. Saying he was appalled by the behavior of elected officials and the toxic political climate the ballpark issue has created, Alvarez Monday called for an indefinite delay to voting on several stadium issues that were scheduled for Friday, The Miami Herald reported. A last-minute demand from key Miami City Commission swing vote Michelle Spence-Jones...


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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