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2010-05-05 07:30:00

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensis Corporation's Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) deployment at Juneau International Airport has achieved Initial Operating Capability (IOC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Juneau WAM system uses multilateration to provide controllers at the Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) with high accuracy, high availability surveillance of aircraft and helicopters, enabling ATC-provided radar separation and traffic...

2008-09-29 18:00:29

JUNEAU, Alaska - The airport serving Alaska's capital city doesn't have to worry about bears coming around anytime soon. Juneau International Airport had to be evacuated Friday afternoon because of an accidental discharge of anti-bear spray. The chemical comes in a canister like pepper spray but is used to defend against attacking bears. Fire Chief Eric Mohrman says the spray spread through the building via the ventilation system. The terminal had to be cleared and the building aired...

2008-09-28 12:00:27

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The airport serving Alaska's capital city doesn't have to worry about bears coming around anytime soon. Juneau International Airport had to be evacuated Friday afternoon because of an accidental discharge of anti-bear spray. The chemical comes in a canister like pepper spray but is used to defend against attacking bears. Fire Chief Eric Mohrman says the spray spread through the building via the ventilation system. The terminal had to be cleared and the building...


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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