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2008-06-24 09:02:48

Monroe County Sheriff Richard Roth recently endorsed the building of a recovery center/public lodging facility able to withstand a Category 5 hurricane at Old Island Harbor, a proposed mixed-use development that emphasizes waterfront revitalization at Stock Island's Safe Harbor. In a letter addressed to Old Island Harbor, Sheriff Roth states: "Most public employees who must remain after a total evacuation is ordered have no refuge accommodations that are comfortable, safe and can...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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