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2009-01-06 12:53:00

Investing to Stay Ahead of Growing Demand for Wireless Voice, Multimedia and Internet Access WINDSOR, Conn., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents in Hartford County, Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site. The new site increases wireless data coverage and capacity in Windsor, Connecticut, as well as the surrounding area. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $48 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage...

2008-12-30 07:35:00

WINDSOR, Calif., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Life is often challenging for young teens and 13-year-old Evie is no exception. Her life has become a continual struggle since she arrived in the small town of Turnville. Like any other "new kid," Evie is desperate to fit into her new school. On top of simply being 13, Evie is also grieving over the loss of her beloved grandfather. But Evie's life has an added wrinkle: she is being followed by a ghost. Pamela Pizzimenti's debut novel "The River...

2008-09-26 18:00:45

A two-day strike at Windsor Healthcare Facilities in Fremont and Monterey ended Friday with employees returning to work. Workers resumed their regular shifts at Country Drive Care Center in Fremont and Monterey Care Center in Monterey. Employees at six other Windsor facilities in Northern California were expected to return to their scheduled shifts by tomorrow. "Our facilities remained fully staffed throughout this labor action and we are welcoming our employees back to their jobs,"...

2008-09-23 00:00:29

Windsor Healthcare skilled nursing facilities in eight Northern California communities will conduct business as usual this week despite a labor action scheduled by union leaders this coming Wednesday. "We are deeply committed to our residents and their families. The labor strike will not affect the top quality care our patients receive at any of our facilities," said Windsor Healthcare spokesperson David Farrell. "We are well prepared and we will be fully staffed during the strike." Mr....

2008-08-26 18:00:44

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Major political leaders from Colorado joined Vestas at a press conference held today at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Against the backdrop of a 131-foot wind turbine blade from Vestas' factory in Windsor, Colorado, the participants discussed the company's rapid expansion in the USA as well as public policy measures needed to further strengthen wind power's role as a necessary and vital part of the nation's energy future....

2008-08-25 12:00:28

Bell, a Canadian communications company, has announced that it will deploy high-speed fiber access directly to new condominiums and other multi-dwelling units throughout the Quebec-Windsor corridor. According to Bell, its fiber to the node (FTTN) program is deploying fiber to within less than a kilometer of homes throughout the Quebec-Windsor corridor. It is expected that 2.4 million households will be covered by the end of 2008. FTTN is also being deployed in all new suburban housing...

2008-07-29 18:00:51

SALINAS, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Caregivers at eight Bay Area nursing homes held simultaneous demonstrations Tuesday afternoon to pressure their employer, Windsor Healthcare Management, to make much needed improvements in resident care and patient safety. "Today, hundreds of nursing home workers came together to fight for our residents' right to quality and reliable medical care," said Hilda Gil, a Certified Nursing Assistant at The Ridge Care & Rehabilitation in...

2008-06-30 12:00:00

DETROIT _ A diet supplement developed by two Wayne State University professors will be sold in 2,300 GNC stores across the country beginning Tuesday. The pill, called Alpha-Fibe FBCx, is a corn-derived fiber that binds to fat molecules in food and naturally flushes it from the body. If the supplement is taken as directed, dieters can maintain their eating habits while cutting about a third of the calories they consume. The pill works best for those with high-fat diets. "If you have dry...

2006-04-21 16:17:52

By Paul Majendie WINDSOR (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth, her fortunes revived after a tumultuous decade for the monarchy, was given a rousing reception by 20,000 fans when she went on a walkabout on Friday to celebrate her 80th birthday. Waving Union Jack flags and clutching bouquets, wellwishers launched into an impromptu chorus of "Happy Birthday" as the beaming monarch stepped through Windsor Castle's Henry VIII gate to mark her octogenarian milestone. Police put the...

2006-04-21 09:41:29

By Paul Majendie WINDSOR (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth, her fortunes revived after a tumultuous decade for the monarchy, was given a rousing reception by 20,000 cheering fans when she went on a walkabout on Friday to celebrate her 80th birthday. Waving Union Jack flags and clutching bouquets, well-wishers launched into an impromptu chorus of "Happy Birthday" as the beaming monarch stepped through Windsor Castle's Henry VIII gate to mark her octogenarian milestone. Police put the...


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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