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2010-11-05 11:01:00

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Army has prepared a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the proposed growth, realignment, and stationing of new and existing Army aviation assets. The proposed action includes the consolidation and reorganization of existing aviation units and the potential establishment of one or more Combat Aviation Brigades (CABs). The proposed action will increase the availability of helicopter assets to meet current...

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Bayne Hughes, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Aug. 5--Decatur City Schools had mixed results in the 2007-08 test scores released Monday by the state Department of Education. The school system achieved its adequate yearly progress goals, the measure the state uses for accountability under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The goals focus on the grades 3-8 students' scores on the Alabama Reading and Math Test, attendance and graduation rates, and graduation exam results in the high...

2008-06-22 12:00:28

By Bayne Hughes, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Jun. 22--Decatur City School Superintendent Sam Houston received national recognition for his contribution to Alabama's training of future superintendents and principals. The University Council for Education Administration, a consortium of university education leadership programs in the United States and Canada, recognized Houston with the "Excellence in Education Leadership Award." Dave Dagley, professor of education leadership at The University...

2008-06-13 18:00:28

By Ericka Mellon, Houston Chronicle Jun. 13--The Houston school board unanimously approved a $3.4 million makeover Thursday of troubled Sam Houston High School -- a reform that's won cautious praise from several national experts who say success will depend on staffing, support and leadership. Under state order, the plan will split the northside campus into two schools: one serving freshmen and the other for grades 10-12. The school for upperclassmen would emphasize math and science --...

2006-07-10 13:45:41

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Writer and musician Kinky Friedman, who once sang "They Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore," may include the name by which he is best known on the ballot to choose Texas' next governor in November, the state's top election official said on Monday. Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams said Friedman's nickname was not a slogan and thus did not violate state law. His name will appear on election ballots as Richard "Kinky" Friedman. But Williams, a Republican,...

2006-03-06 08:15:00

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent HOUSTON -- The line of well-dressed young executives stretches down a hallway, past a table of Kinky Friedman talking action figures and straight up to the candidate for Texas governor in the black cowboy hat. "I'll sign anything," country singer and mystery novelist Kinky Friedman assures the crowd arriving for a downtown luncheon speech as they snap up Kinky T-shirts, bumper stickers and posters sold to finance his independent -- and decidedly...

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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.'