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2011-05-28 18:00:00

NASA is providing critical satellite data to help residents in south Louisiana as they deal with a rising Mississippi River. Data from NASA satellites is capturing the spread of water and sediment following the opening of the Bonnet Carr© and the Morganza water control spillways. The data will help Louisiana officials as they respond to flooding caused by the spillway openings. Both water control structures were opened recently to help divert high Mississippi River waters from major...

2011-05-11 18:15:00

DALLAS, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alon Refining Krotz Springs, Inc. (the "Company") today provided an update on the potential impact on its Louisiana operations of record flooding of the Mississippi River that is affecting refineries, other businesses and residents throughout the Southern United States. The operation of the Company's refinery located in Krotz Springs, Louisiana may be disrupted by the expected opening of the Morganza Spillway by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) to...


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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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