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2010-09-21 23:01:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Enterprises, Inc., a strategic partner to the background screening industry and expert provider of court research information products, smart data solutions and ancillary services, is pleased to welcome Roy Brown as the newest member of its industry-leading technology team. Mr. Brown brings more than 16 years of experience in technology-driven markets to Innovative, most recently having held positions with National Background Data,...

2008-10-31 06:00:18

By Karl Puckett GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- Wind farm development has many Montanans turning green. Now the question is how many of them will turn blue when they vote for president Tuesday. Since 2006, 178 giant turbines have sprouted in farm fields at four commercial facilities churning out a combined 270 megawatts of electricity, with even more projects in the planting stages, according to the state Department of Commerce. Energy policy is front and center for presidential candidates...

2008-09-20 12:00:41

By MATTHEW BROWN HELENA, Mont. - Republican Roy Brown has promised a more aggressive energy policy for Montana if elected governor - with expanded coal mining, a new power plant and fewer barriers to oil and gas exploration. Brown, a state senator from Billings, said this week that placing a large tract of state-owned coal in southeastern Montana up for bid would be among his first actions as governor. Brown said the Land Board has been seeking an appraisal of the Otter Creek coal...

2008-09-08 03:00:22

By Dennison, Mike HELENA - In western North Dakota, oil production has been steadily increasing the past 18 months, and new drilling permits may hit record highs this year. Yet just across the border in Montana, despite sky-high prices for oil and natural gas, oil production has flattened, and the number of new drilling permits declined 20 percent last year. State Sen. Roy Brown, the Republican challenging Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer this year, said this contrast indicates Montana...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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