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2008-07-17 03:00:21

By David Klepper, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 17--TOPEKA -- Because state lawmakers couldn't help, a western Kansas utility has taken its fight to build two new coal-fired power plants to court. Sunflower Electric Power Corp. hopes the Kansas Supreme Court will overturn a state regulator's rejection of its project. But that may be too late to head off another fight in the Legislature next year. A judge in Finney County on Tuesday dismissed two of Sunflower's lawsuits, saying he...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By John Hanna THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A legal battle over two proposed coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas has become less complicated and could be resolved more quickly because of a district judge's action Tuesday. In Finney County, Judge Philip Vieux dismissed two lawsuits filed by companies seeking to build the plants against the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Secretary Rod Bremby. He has blocked the plants since October over concerns about global warming, which...


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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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