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2008-07-24 03:00:00

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 24--If it's Thursday, this must be the mailbag. . . . Q: I used to enjoy watching Warner Bros. cartoons on the television. As far as I can determine, they have completely disappeared from television. Could you tell me why that is the case? A: Some have moved to cable. The Warner empire includes a couple of cartoon channels, Cartoon Network and Boomerang, that draw on the company's cartoon library, with Boomerang emphasizing what...

2008-07-23 03:00:00

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 23--A new hospital in Akron for critically ill patients who require long stays could jump-start more cooperation between the city's rival health-care systems. In mid-August, national hospital chain Select Medical Corp. will open a long-term acute-care hospital on East Market Street in partnership with cross-town rivals Akron General Health System and Summa Health System. Select is overseeing the hospital's day-to-day operations and...

2008-07-23 03:00:00

By Jim Mackinnon, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 23--The future of an independent health-care trust proposed for tens of thousands of United Steelworkers who retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. remains in a federal courtroom. A hearing is to resume at 9 a.m. today before U.S. District Judge John R. Adams, whose task is to decide whether to approve a $1 billion-plus Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association, or VEBA. The Steelworkers and Goodyear agreed to create the trust...

2008-07-20 03:00:29

By Elaine Guregian, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 20--Speaking from the stage to the lawn audience at Goodyear Heights Metro Park on Friday night, Charles Anderson got a big laugh when he said his Company C Contemporary Ballet was glad to be here this particular weekend to perform at the second annual Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival, since it also was Hamburger Festival time in Akron. Coming from a group based in the not-so-carnivorous San Francisco Bay area, that's a compliment....

2008-07-19 03:00:33

By Mary Beth Breckenridge, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 19--Volunteers are sought to install a rain garden next Saturday at the Lakemore Municipal Building, 1400 Main St. Rain gardens are designed to control storm water by collecting it just long enough to allow it to percolate into the soil, where it is cleaned naturally. The Lakemore rain garden will serve as a demonstration project to educate residents. Participants in the installation will also hear a presentation by the...

2008-07-18 09:00:00

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 18--At the end of a screening of The Dark Knight earlier this week, a couple of the viewers were discussing whether it will be nominated for an Oscar -- for best picture. There's been plenty of talk about an Oscar nomination for the late Heath Ledger for his performance as the Joker. And such talk is perfectly reasonable. He gives a bravura performance in the movie, the kind that makes you think of an actor in an entirely different...

2008-07-18 03:00:39

By Betty Lin-Fisher, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 18--A FirstEnergy subsidiary is getting into the coal-mining business. FirstEnergy Ventures, which is used by FirstEnergy Corp. of Akron for investments in the utility company's deregulated generation business, has partnered with coal broker Boich Cos. to buy a majority stake in a Montana coal mine. Other utilities around the country also have some ownership in coal mines. FirstEnergy Ventures will make a $125 million equity...

2008-07-18 03:00:32

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 18--At the end of a screening of The Dark Knight earlier this week, a couple of the viewers were discussing whether it will be nominated for an Oscar -- for best picture. There's been plenty of talk about an Oscar nomination for the late Heath Ledger for his performance as the Joker. And such talk is perfectly reasonable. He gives a bravura performance in the movie, the kind that makes you think of an actor in an entirely different...

2008-07-17 21:00:29

By The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 17--A 42-year-old Akron man has been sentenced to five years in prison in connection with the operation of a methamphetamine lab in his basement. In May 2006, Akron police responded to a report concerning an alleged meth lab on Stetler Avenue, Summit County prosecutors said today. Police said that when Michael Gerhart answered his door, officers smelled a strong chemical from inside the house. In the basement, officers found chemicals used to...

2008-07-16 09:01:20

Q: A declawed, spayed stray cat showed up at my house. The vet said she is probably around 7. I tried to find her owner, but nobody claimed her. She is diabetic. Because I have a dog that will not share and family members with allergies, Gillie is living in my garage. She is a very sweet and loving cat. I would love for her to have a better life than I am providing. ... She loves to just sit on your lap. I don't want to see her go to a shelter. _J.M. A: Please do not fret about keeping...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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