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2010-05-19 12:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) shareholders today re-elected 12 directors to one-year terms and said farewell to Joan F. Lane, who retired today from the company's board after 21 years of service. Shareholders re-elected Elizabeth Ballantine, Kathleen Foley Feldstein and S. Donley Ritchey as Class A directors and re-elected Leroy Barnes, Molly Maloney Evangelisti, Larry Jinks, Brown McClatchy Maloney, Kevin S. McClatchy, William...

2008-08-07 06:00:45

By Teri Maddox, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Aug. 7--Dan Anderson is at it again. The man who created an art exhibit out of 300 coffee cups last fall is inviting the public to see 400 faces. His new show at Edwardsville Arts Center consists of 400 photographic portraits of people who live and work in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon. "There's no common denominator," said Anderson, a retired art professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and president of the center's board....

2008-08-07 06:00:18

By George Pawlaczyk, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Aug. 7--WOOD RIVER -- The Illinois Attorney General today began an investigation of a Wood River-based Internet company accused of defrauding investors who paid $500 each to set up a Web site business to sell discount travel packages. The Illinois investigation is in response to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the California attorney general's office, which alleges that YourTravelBiz.com violated business laws and sold worthless business...

2008-08-06 21:00:18

By George Pawlaczyk, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Aug. 6--WOOD RIVER -- The Illinois Attorney General today began an investigation of a Wood River-based Internet firm accused of defrauding investigators who paid $500 each to set up a website business to sell discount travel packages. The Illinois investigation is in response to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the California attorney general's office, which alleges that YourTravelBiz.com violated business laws and sold worthless business...

2008-08-06 18:00:26

By Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Aug. 6--COLLINSVILLE -- Mine subsidence is causing cracks to appear in the foundation of the Collinsville-Maryville-Troy YMCA. YMCA CEO Jorge Perez confirmed that the cracks appear to be due to mine subsidence, and a contractor has been hired to assess the danger to the building. "Nothing right now is causing us massive concern," Perez said. "We know the horror stories of the community and don't want to be caught up in something like that. We launched...

2008-08-06 18:00:16

By Jennifer A. Bowen, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Aug. 6--Hail, high winds and funnel clouds were reported in Macoupin and Randolph counties Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service in St. Louis. Monroe County deputies reported spotting a funnel cloud near the intersection of Illinois 15 and Illinois D. The National Weather Service has said there were no confirmed tornados in the region as a result of Tuesday night's storms. In Greenville in Bond County, several...

2008-08-06 18:00:14

By Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Aug. 6--WOOD RIVER -- YourTravelBiz.com, an Internet company that last year moved into new headquarters at 1901 Edwardsville Road, has been named in a lawsuit filed by the California attorney general alleging that the firm uses fraudulent practices and sells worthless business opportunities. The headquarters building in a former K-Mart was renovated for $6 million. "Defendants operate an endless pyramid scheme," according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday,...

2008-08-06 06:00:38

By Rickeena J. Richards, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Aug. 6--Belleville Township High School District 201 has been honored for leadership and best education practices. The district recently won the Education Technology Partners' Beacon School Award, and was recognized for "demonstrative leadership, educational best practices and the exemplary use of technology to further student achievement." "Receiving the Beacon school Award is really a tribute to our staff at both Belleville East...

2008-08-05 21:00:15

By Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Aug. 5--From the folks who gave you "Helleville, Illannoy," now comes "Un-Happy Birthday." The new independent comedy film by local people who call their movie production company nobudgetmovies will air at 11:30 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Theater in Belleville. The new movie is a story about always having bad luck and then having even more bad luck, all on your birthday. For more on the story, read the Wednesday News-Democrat or go to www.bnd.com....

2008-08-05 21:00:11

By Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Aug. 5--The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department is searching for a sex offender accused of failing to live at his registered address for almost a year. In September, police discovered 37-year-old David Martin was no longer living at his last registered address, 1604 Black Lane in unincorporated Caseyville. Police searched the area and contacted police agencies across the nation to make sure Martin had not registered with any other police agencies....


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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