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2011-01-18 06:45:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tiger Woods' public apology was the best of 2010, according to an expert who spent more than two years researching how to apologize effectively. Dr. Jennifer Thomas co-authored The Five Languages of Apology with pastor and author Dr. Gary Chapman. Part of Chapman's bestselling Five Love Languages series, The Five Languages of Apology reveals how to shape the content of an apology to the particular needs of the recipient. Thomas analyzed the flood of...

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2009-06-23 05:15:00

Doctors are searching for new ways to protect unborn babies from the dangerous health impacts caused by a drinking mother. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 12 percent of pregnant mothers drink at some point during pregnancy, while about 2 percent admit to binge drinking. Drinking during pregnancy can result in adverse affects on a child's brain. It can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, which is the largest preventable cause of mental retardation among children....

2008-06-24 09:02:57

By Jennifer Thomas, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jun. 24--Delta Air Lines will discontinue its flights between the University Park Airport and Cincinnati as of Sept. 1, an airport official confirmed Monday. The flights were through Comair, a Delta Connection partner, and had served the airport since 2003. Rising fuel costs and fewer passengers -- the flights were about 70 percent full -- led to the cut, which is a part of Delta's strategy "to reduce select flights that...

2008-06-15 15:00:00

By Jennifer Thomas, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jun. 15--COLLEGE TOWNSHIP -- A proposed Mount Nittany Medical Center expansion -- including more single-patient rooms in the East Wing and a new cancer pavilion -- will receive a boost from a $12.5 million major gifts campaign launched Saturday by the hospital foundation. It's the first campaign of this magnitude since the foundation was formed in 2003, foundation director Kim Neely said. Fundraising was previously part of...

2006-12-03 06:00:12

By Jennifer Thomas, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Dec. 3--FERGUSON TOWNSHIP -- Today, the weather business is about a lot more than just accurately predicting rain, snow or sunshine. These days it's about providing consumers specialized, localized television channels, Internet offerings and cell phone forecasts, said Joel Myers, founder and CEO of State College-based AccuWeather. "They want their local weather, and they want it in as many forms as possible," he said. In...


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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