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2008-07-14 09:00:42

By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 14--Raising Hellboy. Hellboy II, the comic-book-derived adventure starring Ron Perlman, rode to the top of the weekend box office with a studio-estimated $35.9 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Hancock, the latest Will Smith movie and last weekend's champ, was second with an estimated $33 million. (Actual totals, which often vary some from the estimates, will be released today.) Journey to the Center of the Earth, the latest...

2008-07-13 03:00:23

By Jim Mackinnon, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 13--In the near future, when Dan Fister needs to fill up his 1994 GMC Yukon truck, pretty much all the Medina-area resident has to do is drive to a nearby restaurant. The truck soon will run primarily on vegetable oil that restaurants fried food in and otherwise would need to throw out. Fister, following in the footsteps of his aircraft mechanic dad, will collect the oil -- either for free or at a nominal cost -- filter it at home,...

2008-07-13 03:00:00

By Elaine Guregian, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 13--The 2008-09 Viva! & Gala Around Town series looks so good, it's enough to make you forget about the high cost of gas. It's going to be well worth the trip to see and hear the events on next season's series, put on by the Cleveland Museum of Art, with performers drawn from around the globe to perform in venues throughout Cleveland. One of the many highlights is a group of performances and films organized for the centenary of...

2008-07-12 03:00:28

By Colette M. Jenkins, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 12--Imagine Unity, an alliance of six Akron church organizations, is sponsoring a baseball outing for fathers and sons and men and boys at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Canal Park for the Akron Aeros game against the Connecticut Defenders. The goal of the evening is to bring together people from various backgrounds. A special 15-minute "assembly of unity" will take place after the game on the field. Anyone wishing to request someone to...

2008-07-12 03:00:16

By Bob Downing, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 12--A ban on new landfills in most of eastern Ohio will continue as the result of a federal appeals court decision last month. In a June 5 ruling that drew little attention, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati backed language that has been slipped into federal appropriations bills since 2003 by U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula, R-Navarre. It effectively blocks the U.S. Corps of Engineers from spending federal money to approve...

2008-07-12 03:00:16

By Bob Downing, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 12--BOLIVAR -- Work on installing a synthetic liner over a Stark County landfill plagued by odors and underground burning will probably get under way by the end of the month. Paul Ruesch of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that the liner will be placed over an additional 39 acres at the Countywide Recycling & Disposal Facility in Pike Township and that should limit water and oxygen getting into the buried...

2008-07-12 03:00:09

By George M. Thomas, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 12--LYNDHURST -- Just one year after Apple's iPhone debuted, technophiles lined up Friday to take a bite of its successor. The iPhone, the all-in-one device that does everything except slice, dice and puree, became a technological sensation last year and was snapped up by more than 3 million people. The second generation of the phone, which includes wireless Internet capability and faster downloads on AT&T's 3G high-speed...

2008-07-11 15:00:31

By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 11--Teddy's Back. Singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger figures that his current stop in Northeast Ohio is his 10th visit, with gigs ranging from playing the Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival to a show at 8 tonight at Cleveland's Agora. (Special guests are Hilary McRae and Scott Harris. Tickets are $16 through Ticketmaster.) Asked about the difference between playing a rib festival and a historic music venue, Geiger dryly...

2008-07-11 15:00:14

By George M. Thomas, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 11--LYNDHURST -- Just one year after its predecessor debuted, technophiles lined up today to take a bite of Apple's newest iPhone. The iPhone, the all-in-one device that does everything except slice, dice and puree, became a technological sensation last year being snapped up by more than three million people. The second generation of the phone, which includes wireless Internet capabilities and faster download times on AT&T's 3G...

2008-07-11 09:00:00

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 11--An Akron hospital has a leg up on others nationwide when it comes to fixing bones and replacing hips and knees. For the 11th consecutive year, Summa Health System is ranked among the top 50 hospitals nationwide for orthopedic care by U.S. News & Report. Summa ranked 45th in orthopedics in the listing, which is available online today at http://www.usnews.com/besthospitals. Dr. Scott Weiner, head of Summa's orthopedic...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.