November 17, 2010
November 16, 2010
At the start of the year the word “refudiate” didn’t exist. In mid-July Sarah Palin, Alaska’s former governor, changed that when she used the word in a Twitter message, somehow mashing up “refute” and “repudiate,” while trying to say something like “reject.”
Now refudiate has been named the word of the year by the New Oxford American Dictionary, published by the Oxford University Press, beating out a number of other locutions — many technology-related — that have spread through the language and the Web over the past year.
November 2, 2010
Gazelka (R): 52 percentStevenson (D): 35 percentKoering (I): 11 percentSmith (C): 3 percent5 precincts reporting.note: Updated results drawn from the Brainerd Dispatch
New Hampshire State Police say two people have been shot in the North Country town of Pittsburg and a suspect is on the loose.
Police say one of the victims was shot in the chest and "is not doing well."
The other victim's wounds are said to be superficial.
The kindergarten through grade 12 Pittsburg School has been locked down and voting at the school has been suspended.
School Public information officer Sheli Aldridge says all 130 students are safe and no one is coming or going.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.