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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...


Word of the Day
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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