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Gofer

An employee responsible for making coffee, picking up dry cleaning and other menial tasks. While gofers have low status and usually are poorly paid, they may have access to important persons in the company or industry. This may in turn help gofers advance their careers. This is especially the case in the entertainment sector.
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Louisville then fouled Kalscheur behind the 3-point line, where he pushed the Gophers' edge to 19 with 9:48 to go.
In 2005, TCF entered into a 26-year, USD 35 million sponsorship agreement with the University to support Gopher Athletics and the construction of TCF Bank Stadium.
The plains pocket gopher, Geomys bursarius, is a fossorial rodent species native to the plains states of the central and southern United States (Hall 1981; Wilson & Reeder 2005).
Upon capture, we dusted pocket gophers with 0.25% Permethrin to remove potential ectoparasites.
In September 2012, a disturbed dry sand prairie on the east flank of Devil's Tower was searched for plains pocket gopher mounds.
The findings showed that in waterlogging prone areas, the gophers slowly shift tiny amounts of earth upwards to try to stay dry.
Tina Marie Garrison, 37, and Junior Lee Dillon, 18, allegedly broke into a man's garage to steal nearly (http://www.kaaltv.com/article/stories/S3071951.shtml?cat=10217) $5,000 worth of gopher feet from a freezer, KAALTV reports.
Two other coaching legends launched their careers after playing baseball for the Golden Gophers: National Football League Hall of Famer Bud Grant, and Jerry Kindall, elected to the ABCA Hall of Fame after winning three CWS titles at the University of Arizona.
Paul Gophers or Minneapolis Keystones, as the amateur and semipro teams they played varied so much in talent.
Great Gray Owls in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains, however, may use pocket gophers (Thomomys spp.) as an alternate prey species in years when vole (Microtus spp.) numbers are low (Winter 1986).