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2009-09-21 14:11:01

A pastor from northern Illinois swam 21 miles across the English Channel from England to France to raise money for an African school Rev. Mike Solberg of the Second Congregational Church in Rockford, Ill., said he completed his Saturday swim from Samphire Hoe, England, to Wissant, France, in 13 hours and 31 minutes, the St. Louis (Mo.) Dispatch reported Monday. Solberg said he raised more than $30,000 toward his goal of $50,000 to build a school in Waku Kungo, Angola.

2009-04-16 11:18:15

A French official said Thursday the government would release $5 million to support cod fisherman who are blockading ferry ports to protest fishing quotas. French agriculture and fisheries minister Michel Barnier made the announcement Thursday to help break up blockades at Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk, now in a third day, the EU Observer reported. On Wednesday, the European Commission said quotas on English Channel cod and sole would not be changed. Barnier, however, requested a meeting with...

2008-09-15 15:00:34

MILLINOCKET - Katahdin Valley Health Center honored state Rep. Anne Perry, D-Calais, as the recipient of KVHC's State Legislative Award at its board of directors meeting held at the Young House last month. During National Community Health Center Week, KVHC publicly recognizes a member of the Legislature in recognition and appreciation of that member's efforts as an advocate for health centers. KVHC Chief Executive Officer Durward Humphrey presented this year's award to Perry. Perry...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.