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2008-10-09 03:00:31

By Anna L. Mallory anna.mallory@roanoke.com 381-8627 Two professors from Russia are visiting schools in Montgomery County this week to find out how local educators work with students, and others, with disabilities. Elena Nikolayevna Pryakhina and Marina Alekseyevna Shumskikh, both teachers at the Moscow City University of Psychology and Education, observed classes at Blacksburg High, Blacksburg Middle and Kipps Elementary schools Tuesday. The pair wants to take back proof that they...

2008-09-27 03:00:23

By Tad Dickens | The Roanoke Times | tad.dickens@roanoke.com | 777- 6474 Sunday The Claire Lynch Band She has sung with the best -- Ralph Stanley, Linda Ronstadt. She's written for the best -- Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea. Now the Grammy-nominated, International Bluegrass Music Association-winning Lynch brings her band to the Floyd Country Store. Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd. $18. (540) 745-4563, dlpconcerts.com, floydcountrystore.com,...

2008-09-19 03:00:28

The Town of Blacksburg, Virginia is requesting sealed proposals to obtain miscellaneous professional services on an as needed basis within the following disciplines airport engineering, civil engineering, water systems and tanks, sewer systems and pumps, architecture, landscape architecture, database programming/GIS support, technical support, planning, land surveying, geotechnical, environmental assessment and mitigation, structural engineering and mechanical engineering. Projects may...

2008-09-09 03:00:06

By Christian Trejbal christian.trejbal@roanoke.com 381-1645 The shell of Christiansburg's new aquatic center looms above Franklin Street. Its brick walls, blue roof and gaping window holes carve a striking form against the sky. As construction continues, residents who drive by have to wonder whether the final product will be the promised economic engine and recreation facility or a white elephant. The town has pinned its hopes -- and a lot of money -- on the former. The aquatic center...

2008-08-21 03:00:41

By Anna L. Mallory anna.mallory@roanoke.com 381-8627 Each of Montgomery County's schools will be accredited, according to preliminary Standards of Learning test results handed to school board members Tuesday, although whether each school will make the federal government's benchmarks for "adequate yearly progress" is still in the air. This is the first time all the county's schools have been accredited. The state hands out five different accreditation ratings based on how well...

2008-07-31 09:01:25

By Nona Nelson, The Roanoke Times, Va. Jul. 31--Today Indian cuisine Seasonings and spices to expand your Indian cuisine repertoire. Where: The Gourmet Pantry, 401 South Main St., Blacksburg When: 6 p.m. Cost: $50 per person Contact: 951-1995 or gourmetpantryonline.com Wednesday Persian cooking Simple techniques for mastering this rich, aromatic Eastern cuisine. Where: The Gourmet Pantry, 401 South Main St., Blacksburg When: 6 p.m. Cost: $55 per person...

2008-07-25 06:00:39

Emily Nicole Holdren graduated May 9, 2008, from Virginia Tech, receiving her master's degree in education. Emily received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Virginia Tech in 2007. She is the daughter of Debbie and Kenny Frith, of Vinton, and Michael and Lee Anne Holdren, of Richmond. Emily is employed by the Fairfax County Public School System where she will be teaching high school mathematics in the fall. (c) 2008 Roanoke Times & World News. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-07-23 15:01:15

The NewVa Corridor Technology Council ("NCTC") announced today that it will be hosting the NewVA Technology Expo on September 5, 2008 at the Roanoke Civic Center, in Roanoke, Virginia. The event will showcase a variety of both small and large technology companies located in the region that includes Roanoke, Blacksburg and surrounding communities known as the NewVA region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The NewVA region is home to a diverse and thriving technology and entrepreneurial...

2008-07-10 09:01:28

By Nona Nelson, The Roanoke Times, Va. Jul. 10--THURSDAY, JULY 10 Something's fishy In a rut with fish? Learn some new ways to prepare tasty dishes from this very healthy food. Where: The Gourmet Pantry, 401 South Main St., Blacksburg When: 6 p.m. Cost: $55 per person Contact: 951-1995 or gourmetpantryonline.com SATURDAY, JULY 12 Anti-inflammatory foods Chef Laura Pole demonstrates foods that tip the balance toward -- and away from -- inflammation. Where: The...

2008-06-26 06:02:57

By Anna L. Mallory anna.mallory@roanoke.com 381-8627 Next school year, the Montgomery County School Board wants to start reviewing cases after a student's first drug-related problem reported at school. Board member Penny Franklin has proposed the policy change. Federal law says that students caught with drugs are to be expelled immediately, unless school boards find a "special circumstance." But Franklin said that too often, expulsion proposals come before the board that make her...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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