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2008-09-22 21:00:25

By Jeanine Kendle ORRVILLE -- Two new administrators and one who moved into a new position have joined the Kingsway Christian School administration. Hollings Belcher and Ken Wengerd are the new administrative consultant and director of spiritual growth and development, respectively. Belcher has been a teacher and principal for 35 years in the Manchester, Northwest and Norton districts. He retired from Norton last spring where his school had received an excellent rating from the state...

2008-07-06 03:00:09

PASADENA - Shoppers, look up: celebrating two years of claiming the moral high ground Saturday was South Lake retail store Ten Thousand Villages. Customers filled the Pasadena branch of the nonprofit organization to take in food, drinks and performances by Pasadena- based flamenco group Moj car Flamenco, in commemoration of the second anniversary of the store's opening at 296 S. Lake Ave. Ten Thousand Villages sells fair-trade jewelry, home decor, gifts and other handcrafted products,...

2006-03-25 07:52:32

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Freed Christian peace campaigner Norman Kember flew home to Britain on Saturday following his dramatic dawn rescue by special forces soldiers after being held hostage in Iraq for nearly four months. Kember, 74, a retired professor of medical ethics, arrived at London's Heathrow Airport at 1225 GMT on a scheduled British Airways flight from Kuwait, where he had been flown in a British military transport plane from Baghdad on Friday afternoon....


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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