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2008-10-24 12:00:26

William "Rick" Cronk, former president of Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream and his wife Janet, have pledged $1 million to the John Muir Health Foundation's Capital Campaign, according to Campaign officials. The Capital Campaign, entitled "Breaking New Ground Right Here," supports John Muir's state-of-the-art building expansion projects in Walnut Creek and Concord. In making their gift, the couple chose to recognize two John Muir Health physicians by naming two medical-surgical wings of the new...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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