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2008-08-27 00:00:32

By Stephen T. Watson The rising ticket prices, flight delays and security-checkpoint indignities that frustrate air travelers today aren't keeping people away from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The airport handled 279,414 outbound passengers last month, breaking the monthly record last set in August 2007, according to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. "We're very pleased about that," William R. Vanecek, the NFTA aviation director, said Monday at the authority's...

2008-06-24 18:00:00

By Sharon Linstedt, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 24--A planeload of "day trippers" from Rockford, Ill., will arrive at Niagara Falls International Airport on the morning of July 3 and depart that same evening in a first-of-its-kind tourism blitz. The "all in one day" sightseeing experiment is the brainchild of the Greater Rockford Airport Authority to beef-up business at the underutilized Chicago Rockford International Airport. Tickets for the whirlwind trip to the Falls went on sale at 1...

2008-06-22 12:00:23

By The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 22--WASHINGTON -- The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has received its latest $4.7 million installment of federal funding for its $60 million, 10-year noise-abatement plan at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The grant will be used for noise abatement for 80 homes, benefiting 276 people, in Cheektowaga and Amherst. Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the grant. "The funds being delivered . . . will ensure...


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  • A spider.
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'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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