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2005-11-08 19:20:08

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Baseball star Ugueth Urbina, who pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies last season, has been arrested in Venezuela and accused of attempted homicide after employees at his farm said he attacked them with a machete, authorities said on Tuesday. Urbina, a Venezuelan native who made $4 million playing baseball for two U.S. teams last season, denied accusations that he and a group of friends attacked his employees last month after a party...

2005-11-08 15:28:44

SALVO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Los Angeles Angels right-hander Bartolo Colon won the American League's Cy Young Award for the top pitcher on Tuesday. Colon, the league's only 20-game winner, received 17 first-place votes and 118 total points to become the Angels' first Cy Young winner since Dean Chance in 1964. He was the only pitcher named on all 28 ballots in voting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The award, named in honor of the only pitcher in the...

2005-11-07 14:15:26

Pitchers Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals and Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees will win the 2005 Major League Baseball Cy Young awards, predicts a pair of mathematicians from Rhode Island College. The actual winners, intended to represent the most outstanding American League and National League pitchers during the regular season, will be announced November 8 (AL) and 10 (NL) by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, whose members vote on the award. Mathematicians...

2005-10-21 17:39:29

By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nine years ago, some baseball executives thought one-time Red Sox pitching phenomenon Roger Clemens might be coming to the end of the line. Four Cy Young awards, 1,912 strike outs, 149 wins and one aborted retirement later, the pitcher known as "The Rocket" is set to start Saturday's Game 1 of the World Series for the Houston Astros against the Chicago White Sox -- one of the teams that passed on him when he was a free agent after the 1996...

2005-08-26 13:15:03

TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Former All-Star pitcher Dwight Gooden was ordered held without bail on charges he fled from police when asked to take a sobriety test, a Florida judge ruled Friday. Tampa police said they stopped Gooden on Monday because he was driving erratically. When asked to take a sobriety test, Gooden refused and drove away, police said. The former New York Mets pitcher surrendered to police on Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued. Gooden, 40, appeared in...

2005-08-25 14:43:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sidney Ponson was arrested on a drunken driving charge on Thursday, the latest in a series of off-field problems for the Baltimore Orioles pitcher. Ponson was stopped at 1:30 a.m. local time for tailgating while entering Interstate 95 in Baltimore and was arrested for failing a sobriety test, said Maryland Transportation Authority spokeswoman Pamela Thorne. The 28-year-old Ponson was charged with driving under the influence and driving while impaired. He was...

2005-08-25 14:00:39

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sidney Ponson was arrested on a drink-driving charge on Thursday, the latest in a series of off-field problems for the Baltimore Orioles pitcher. Ponson was stopped at 0130 local time for tailgating while entering Interstate 95 in Baltimore and was arrested for failing a sobriety test, said Maryland Transportation Authority spokeswoman Pamela Thorne. The 28-year-old Ponson was charged with driving under the influence and driving while impaired. He was charged...

2005-08-25 12:46:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sidney Ponson was arrested on a drink-driving charge on Thursday, the latest in a series of off-field problems for the Baltimore Orioles pitcher. Ponson was stopped at 0130 local time for tailgating while entering Interstate 95 in Baltimore and was arrested for failing a sobriety test, said Maryland Transportation Authority spokeswoman Pamela Thorne. The 28-year-old Ponson was charged with driving under the influence and driving while impaired. He was charged...

2005-07-26 22:29:42

TORONTO (Reuters) - Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Clement was hit in the head by a line drive during Tuesday night's game in St Petersburg against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and was taken from the field on a stretcher. Carl Crawford's drive hit Clement off the right side of his head, knocking the All-Star pitcher off his feet. He remained on the ground for five minutes while concerned team mates gathered around him. He was lifted onto a stretcher and immobilized with a neck brace but was...

2005-07-22 09:15:20

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Kansas City pitcher Runelvys Hernandez, Royals manager Buddy Bell and two Detroit Tigers pitchers Kyle Farnsworth and Jeremy Bonderman have been suspended and fined for their actions in a July 17 melee in Detroit, Major League Baseball said. Hernandez was suspended for 10 games for intentionally throwing a pitch at Detroit's Carlos Guillen and for his aggressive actions during the bench-clearing incident, MLB vice president Bob Watson said in a...


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2012-06-14 10:44:47

Symbol: SAAZG Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   SAAZI Salvia azurea Michx. ex Lam. ssp. intermedia Epling   SAAZP Salvia azurea Michx. ex Lam. ssp. pitcheri (Torr. ex Benth.) Epling   SAPI3 Salvia pitcheri Torr. ex Benth. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AR, CO, CT, IL, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, NE, NM, NY, OH, OK, TN, TX, UT,...

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2012-06-15 03:56:38

Symbol: MIPA6 Group: Dicot Family: Caryophyllaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ARPA27 Arenaria patula Michx.   SAPA28 Sabulina patula (Michx.) Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta...

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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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