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2009-06-14 21:18:47

More than 75,000 people attended this weekend's Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., USA Today reported Sunday. Among those who performed were Al Green, the Beastie Boys, Nas, Phish, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy and Flavor Flav. The lineup also included Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer All Stars, Bruce Springsteen, Merle Haggard, MGMT and Okkervil River. The 8th annual festival began last Thursday and ended Sunday.

2009-05-24 15:04:59

Fans of Phish say the U.S. band, which sold out its reunion tour this summer in minutes, is a rare fan-friendly force in the music industry. Jim Raras of Chelmsford, Mass., said unlike some performers and bands, Phish makes a concerted effort to connect with the band's fans and honor their varying perspectives, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. They aren't just some disassociated rock stars, Raras said of the Hoist band. They are humble enough to realize that (the fandom) surrounding them is...

2009-05-22 08:00:00

5th Annual Thunder on the River Festival for Area Motorcycle Enthusiasts BURLINGTON, N.J., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Burlington City riverfront will again be the site of Burlington Bike Night, an evening of entertainment and fellowship enjoyed by area motorcycle enthusiasts. The event, sponsored by the Greater Burlington Chamber of Commerce and the Burlington City FOP lodge, features a mellow atmosphere for anyone who rides or appreciates motorcycles. Over 4,000 motorcycles and 8,000...

2009-04-15 10:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract modification valued at approximately $28 million from U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command (TACOM), Rock Island, Ill., to produce M2HB machine guns. This option modifies a contract originally awarded in 2007, bringing the total value to date to more than $100 million. Deliveries from this award are expected to begin in...

2009-04-10 13:44:46

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Simplicity play yards due to fall and entrapment hazards. The Travel Tender Play Yards include rails that can collapse without warning, creating a hazard for children, the Commission said. About 25,000 of the portable play yards were imported from China by Simplicity, Inc. and SFCA, Inc. of Reading, Pa., and were sold nationwide from March 2005 through January 2009 for about $100. The play yards were sold with various...

2009-01-05 13:09:19

Free speech on the ski slopes is being put to the test in Vermont because of a new breed of racy snowboard designs, observers say. The Playboy snowboards sold at a local ski shop in Burlington, Vt., featuring naked women are drawing protests from parents and others, such as the Girl Scout Council of Vermont, which is considering taking its concerns to state lawmakers, The Boston Globe reported Monday. When you really think about it, it's a young man standing on top of a naked woman's body,...

2008-11-18 18:11:55

City councilors in Burlington, Vt., are considering a resolution condemning a company's controversial snowboard designs, which include images of Playboy models. The council discussed the proposed resolution Monday night after several non-profit organizations - the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Vermont Business and Professional Women, the Girl Scout Council of Vermont and the White Ribbon Campaign of Vermont among them -- publicly asked Burlington snowboard company...

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2008-11-17 08:05:00

If you want to find a city in the United States with an abnormally high healthy population go no further than Burlington, Vermont. Ninety-two percent of people say they are in good or great health; it's also among the best in exercise and among the lowest in obesity, diabetes and other measures of ill health, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This New England city of 40,000, on the shores of Lake Champlain, is in some ways similar to the...

2008-09-25 09:00:36

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Officials at a Vermont airport say a planned explosion at a rock quarry went awry and showered planes and cars with large rocks. Burlington International Airport Manager Brian Searles says rocks hit four small airplanes, several vehicles and some buildings Wednesday. No one was hurt, but there was damage costing several hundred thousand dollars. Some of the rocks were the size of microwave ovens. The quarry is part of an area being readied for airport...

2008-07-31 12:00:55

By Mike Wilder, Times-News, Burlington, N.C. Jul. 31--The Alamance-Burlington School System, backed by the U.S. Department of Justice, asked a federal judge to rule that the system has fulfilled its obligation to desegregate local schools. The school system and Justice Department made the request during a federal court hearing Wednesday morning in Winston-Salem. Ann Majestic, an attorney for the school system, said it has made efforts since the 1970s to have racially balanced schools....