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2010-04-28 05:30:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Beam® Bourbon, the world's number one selling Bourbon, and Kid Rock are breaking new ground with a first-of-its-kind campaign alongside Atlantic Records, offering fans exclusive downloads of the new, unreleased song "Times Like These" from Kid Rock's upcoming album and a compilation of live hits from his two-night, sold-out homecoming at Comerica Park last summer. Building on the momentum created in their 2009 partnership,...

2010-04-06 07:00:00

WAUSAU, Wis., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Wausau Homes is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a bang. For every home sold between now and the Fourth of July, the Midwest builder will donate $2,000 to Operation Homefront, a well known national support group for America's military families. Wausau Homes announced the contribution as a meaningful way to celebrate its 50th year building homes in America's Heartland. All Wausau Homes' builders throughout the Midwest will celebrate the...

2010-03-19 16:52:00

ATLANTA, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Hooters of Orlando Airport General Manager, Jeff Spraker, and 15 others will be running and biking across the city of Orlando in support of the Tom Valentine Fund and Operation Homefront. The 15 mile run will begin at the Hooters of Orlando Airport, located at 7222 Augusta National Drive, at 8 AM where the team will take off and head to their destination, the Hooters of Casselberry, located at 2699 Cassel Creek Blvd. The team will be running with an...

2010-03-03 19:02:00

TAMPA, Fla., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Outback Steakhouse, a longtime supporter of U.S. military troops, today announced its commitment to donate $1 million to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization that provides emergency and morale support for active troops, veterans and their families. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100303/MM64844 ) "The sacrifices that our troops and their families make so we can enjoy the freedoms we have in the United States is something...

2010-02-04 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Jim Beam® Bourbon, the world's No. 1-selling Bourbon, kicks off "Salute Soldiers with the Spirit of America," a program designed to welcome home the troops returning from tours of duty, support those still on duty overseas, and give service members and their friends memorable experiences throughout the year. As part of the program, Jim Beam® Bourbon has launched a contest in which those of legal drinking...

2009-12-09 15:52:00

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John L. Estrada, Senior Manager for Training with Lockheed Martin's Simulation, Training and Support business in Orlando, Fla., and the retired 15th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, has been elected to the national Board of Directors of Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit that provides emergency and morale assistance for our troops, the families they leave behind and for wounded warriors when they return...

2009-12-04 04:00:00

FORT BRAGG, N.C., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Walmart gives an early Christmas to more than 10,000 military children and families who will receive free toys, books, Walmart gift cards and gift packages. Through a $1.1 million donation from Walmart, the initiative will benefit families in all branches of the military. The company will also lay 16,000 wreaths at national cemeteries across the United States to honor fallen veterans. Representatives from Operation Homefront and Wreaths Across...

2009-11-19 16:48:00

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the shooting tragedy at Fort Hood, the families of those affected are receiving much needed help through generous donations to Operation Homefront, a national non-profit organization that assists soldiers and their families. To date, corporate and individual contributions total $170,000. "These donations are a blessing to these families," said Jim Knotts, President and CEO of Operation Homefront. "The money reflects the...

2009-11-12 15:10:00

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) have joined forces again this holiday season to gather Christmas gifts for thousands of military children across the country. The toys will be donated by customers of the more than 3,800 Dollar Tree and Deal$ stores nationwide. Last year, Dollar Tree patrons donated an estimated $5.8 million in toys; this year's goal is $6 million. The toy drive comes at a time when Operation Homefront, a...

2009-11-06 14:34:00

Donations Accepted Online SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that provides emergency assistance for our troops and their families, has established an "Emergency Tragedy Fund" for the families of the injured and deceased soldiers at Ft. Hood. If you are a family directly affected, please contact Operation Homefront Texas at 1-800-779-5921. If you would like to donate to this Fund, go to http://www.operationhomefront.net/Texas and...


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  • 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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