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2008-07-08 21:00:24

By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 8--The Santa Clara Valley Water District today extended the contract of its interim CEO, continuing a relationship in which she will work part-time and receive $432,000 this year by drawing both a state government pension and receiving a salary from the agency. The board voted 7-0 to continue Olga Martin Steele's contract for another six months, until Dec. 31, while it searches for a permanent chief executive. Board members praised...

2008-07-08 18:00:32

By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 8--The Santa Clara Valley Water District today extended the contract of its interim CEO, continuing a relationship in which she will work part-time, yet receive $432,000 this year by drawing a state government pension and receiving a salary from the agency. The board voted 7-0 to continue Olga Martin Steele's contract for another six months, until Dec. 31, while it searches for a permanent CEO. Based in San Jose, the district provides...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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