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2008-07-10 03:00:00

By Jim Mackinnon, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 10--Delta Air Lines canceled its two daily flights from Akron- Canton Airport to Cincinnati effective Wednesday, and added another regular daily flight to Atlanta. DeltaConnections had been flying two 40-seat regional jets to the southern Ohio city. "It's not great news, but it's nowhere near catastrophic," said Kristie VanAuken, the airport's director of marketing and communications. Delta and other airlines are being battered...

2008-07-10 03:00:20

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 10--If it's Thursday, this must be the mailbag . . . Q: I have been watching "The Next Food Network Star." What happened to last year's winner, Amy Finley? Her show was on last fall, then disappeared from the schedule. A: According to a Q&A on the network's Web site (http://www.foodnetwork.com), Finley and her family are living in France. She decided not to continue her show, The Gourmet Next Door. "With my family I decided...

2008-07-09 12:00:32

By Jim Mackinnon, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 9--Delta Air Lines has canceled its two daily flights from Akron-Canton Airport to Cincinnati effective today, while adding a seventh daily flight to Atlanta. DeltaConnections had been flying two 40-seat regional jets to the southern Ohio city. "It's not great news, but it's nowhere near catastrophic," said Kristie VanAuken, the airport's director of marketing and communications. Delta and other airlines are being battered by...

2008-07-07 03:00:00

By Malcolm X Abram, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 7--When estranged singer Rob Halford rejoined Judas Priest, the band released 2005's Angel of Retribution, a strong collection of songs that showed the middle-aged band of middle-aged men could still bring the heavy-metal heat, mixing their classic power metal sound with strains of the thrash metal they helped inspire. One of the few missteps on Angel was the plodding album closer Loch Ness, a silly 13-minute ode to Nessie that...

2008-07-05 03:00:00

By Carl Chancellor, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 5--Greasy lips and sticky fingers were the order of the day Friday at Akron's Rib, White & Blue Festival celebrating Independence Day. Hundreds of people, many with toddlers in tow, strolled South Main Street, stopping every few feet for amusement rides and to purchase ribs, roasted corn, funnel cakes and libations. Those looking to take a break from the bustle made their way to Cascade Park's Lock 3, found a spot on the lawn...

2008-07-04 03:00:16

By Malcolm X Abram, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 4--Tim McGraw has been a country music superstar for more than 15 years and a mainstream pop star for a decade. He took the mantle of crossover king from the semiretired Garth Brooks and racked up a string of chart-topping albums, and sells out tours alone and with his crossover superstar wife, Faith Hill. One of the reasons McGraw has topped both country and pop charts is he's not afraid to cross-pollinate his music, mixing in...

2008-07-02 09:00:31

Q: I was wondering if you could do an article on the importance of providing water for wildlife? Birds also need to bathe to clean their feathers and cool off. There is no need to buy expensive birdbaths _ plastic garbage can lids, drip pans for plants, even Frisbees (the little birds love them), Tupperware, anything that can hold water can be a lifesaver for birds and wildlife. Note that metal isn't good as it gets too hot. I change the water often to prevent disease and mosquito...

2008-07-02 03:00:26

By Paula Schleis, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 2--The University of Akron and Kent State University are part of a volunteer group trying to help Ohio land a federal energy research facility. The University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio, formed a year ago, will advise the state Department of Development in its review of applications for an Energy Frontier Research Center. Applications are due by Oct. 1. The alliance is made up of "many talented people looking for cheaper and...

2008-07-02 03:00:24

By Carol Biliczky, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 2--University of Akron officials are optimistic that a 17 percent increase in freshman applications will translate into an overall growth of 4 to 5 percent on the main campus this fall. It would be the third straight year in which the university's enrollment improved after hitting a low of about 21,800 in 2005. A 5 percent increase would raise enrollment from 24,704 last fall to about 26,000 this fall. "We're obviously pleased,"...

2008-07-02 03:00:18

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 2--Booked Up. About five years ago, Ray and Cherie Teuton of Akron were featured on PBS' History Detectives series. Now they've made it to the pages of a new book as well. By writer Barb Karg, The History Detectives . . . Explore Lincoln's Letter, Parker's Sax and Mark Twain's Watch and Many More Mysteries of America's Past presents stories from the series, which has been airing on public television since 2003. The Teutons were...


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