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Education News Archive - May 22, 2007

By Kevin Amerman, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. May 22--After nearly a year of searching, the Lehighton Area School Board finally has hired a new superintendent. The board voted unanimously Monday to approve James Kraky as superintendent. His starting annual salary will be $118,000.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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