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2014-05-12 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Los Angeles had 1.0 percent of commuters bike to work, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today in a new brief focused on biking and walking to work. Nationally, 0.6 percent of workers commute by bike. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140512/86653 Since 2000, the percent of people who biked to work in Los Angeles increased from 0.6 percent to 1.0 percent, according to 2008-2012 statistics from the American Community Survey. In addition,...

2014-05-12 12:21:37

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston had among the highest percent of commuters who bike to work, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today in a new brief focused on biking and walking to work. Nationally, 0.6 percent of workers commute by bike. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140512/86649 Since 2000, the percent of people who biked to work in Boston increased from 1 percent to 1.7 percent, according to 2008-2012 statistics from the American Community Survey. In...

2014-05-12 12:21:34

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago had 1.3 percent of commuters bike to work, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today in a new brief focused on biking and walking to work. Nationally, 0.6 percent of workers commute by bike. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140512/86650 Since 2000, the percent of people who biked to work in Chicago increased from 0.5 percent to 1.3 percent, according to 2008-2012 statistics from the American Community Survey. In addition, 6.4...

2014-05-12 00:21:16

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO TYPE CASTING Profile America -- Monday, May 12(th). Yesterday honored mothers, but it also was the 160(th) birthday of a German-American whose name may not be familiar, but whose invention had a profound impact on the reading habits of all Americans, and indeed, the world. His name was Ottmar...

2014-05-09 00:21:26

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO COMPANIONABLE ANIMALS Profile America -- Friday, May 9th. This is a time to recognize those nonhuman friends who add a special dimension to our lives -- it's Be Kind to Animals Week and National Pet Week. While pets are a source of companionship, many dogs provide protection and act as eyes for the...

2014-05-08 16:23:32

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brian McKenzie, a U.S. Census Bureau analyst and author of a new report that looks at statistics on biking and walking to work, will participate in a Google Hangout with the League of American Bicyclists on Tuesday, May 13, at noon EDT. McKenzie and the league's experts will discuss the report and answer questions on the new statistics. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO No news release associated with this...

2014-05-08 12:21:40

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. Nationwide, the number of people who traveled to work by bike increased roughly 60 percent over the last decade, from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 during the 2008-2012 period. This is the largest percentage increase of all commuting modes tracked by the 2000 Census and the 2008-2012 American Community Survey....

2014-05-08 00:21:30

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CAREGIVING Profile America -- Thursday, May 8th. This is National Nurses Week. Yesterday's National Nurses Day began a week honoring the outstanding efforts of nurses in helping to keep Americans healthy. The observance ends next Monday, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who established the...

2014-05-07 00:21:53

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: DOCTORS IN THE HOUSE Profile America -- Wednesday, May 7th. What is perhaps the nation's foremost professional organization, the American Medical Association, was founded on this date in 1847 in Philadelphia. Two hundred fifty delegates from 28 states attended the founding meeting, which adopted the first code of medical ethics, and established the first...

2014-05-06 16:29:44

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's 65-and-older population is projected to reach 83.7 million in the year 2050, almost double in size from the 2012 level of 43.1 million, according to two reports released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. A large part of this growth is due to the aging of baby boomers (individuals born in the United States between mid-1946 and mid-1964), who began turning 65 in 2011 and are now driving growth at the older ages of the...


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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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