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2008-06-19 12:01:05

By David Wahlberg, The Wisconsin State Journal Jun. 19--Medical clinics will open this fall in two ShopKo stores in Madison, as the city joins a national trend of retail stores offering basic care to walk-in patients who have sore throats, flu symptoms or other routine ailments. The FastCare clinics, to open in mid-October at the ShopKo stores near East Towne Mall and West Towne Mall, will be run by Meriter Health Services, Meriter spokeswoman Mae Knowles said Wednesday. The clinics...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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