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2012-06-14 23:00:10

Faster decision-making and cost-savings are among outcomes detailed in a new case study exploring Whitman College´s implementation of document management software. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 Faced with the dilemma of how to deal with a mountain of paper documents in the student admissions process, Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington has taken an innovative approach using ColumbiaSoft´s Document Locator software to streamline handling of admissions records. A new...

2011-01-31 07:00:00

WALLA WALLA, Wash., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Organix, Inc. of Walla Walla, Washington announced today that it has begun shipping its horticultural peat moss alternative, RePeet(TM), from a dairy in Yakima County, Washington. RePeet(TM) is manufactured from dairy fiber resulting from the anaerobic digestion of manure for renewable energy production. An anaerobic digester acts like a short term, renewable peat bog - submerging the fiber for up to 45 days. Organix further processes the...


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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