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2008-08-14 00:00:39

By John Walk A proposal by Conestoga Landfill in Berks County to pipe landfill gas to Lancaster County - where it would be used to help power local industry - has been given the green light. The state Department of Environmental Protection's Southcentral Regional office approved the plan Monday. Granger Energy of Morgantown will have a gas-treatment facility built adjacent to Conestoga Landfill, also in Morgantown, along with a 9-mile pipeline that will deliver gas to businesses in...

2008-07-15 06:00:19

The following area students received degrees recently from Penn State University. Included with the students' names are distinctions they achieved, the campuses they attended and their areas of study and degree earned. Adamstown - Gayle A. Hirneisen, with distinction, occupational therapy, associate of science. Akron - Erica L. Lausch, University Park, crime, law and justice, bachelor of science; Danelle R. Lausch, University Park, elementary and kindergarten education, bachelor of...

2008-06-24 18:01:47

The following area students received degrees recently from Penn State University. Included with the students' names are any distinction they achieved, the campuses they attended and their areas of study and degree earned. Adamstown - Gayle A. Hirneisen, with distinction, occupational therapy, associate of science. Akron - Erica L. Lausch, University Park, crime, law and justice, bachelor of science; Danelle R. Lausch, University Park, elementary and kindergarten education, bachelor of...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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