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2009-02-12 06:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: CUR) announced today that James Sasser, former Senator (D-Tennessee) and former Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, has joined the Neuralstem Advisory Board and will serve as senior advisor on China. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061221/DCTH007LOGO ) Senator Sasser was elected to the United States Senate from Tennessee in 1976 where he served for eighteen years. During that time,...

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2005-07-07 14:08:45

BERLIN (Reuters) -- Prosecutors have asked for a two-year suspended jail sentence for the man who wrote the Sasser Internet worm that wreaked havoc in big businesses and homes worldwide last year, a German court said on Thursday. The court in the western town of Verden said the defense had argued for a one-year probation as a maximum sentence for 19-year-old Sven Jaschan, who has confessed to creating the worm and pleaded guilty to all charges. The prosecution also wants Jaschan to perform...

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2005-07-05 10:28:17

VERDEN, Germany -- A German teenager confessed to creating last year's Sasser worm as he went on trial Tuesday on charges including computer sabotage, a court official said. The trial of Sven Jaschan, 19, was being held behind closed doors in the northwestern town of Verden because he was a minor at the time of the offense. He entered the courthouse through a side door and did not speak to reporters. After proceedings began, Jaschan "admitted to the alleged offenses in every detail," court...


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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