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2008-10-10 00:00:19

By LARRY CAPLAN The Evansville area is dealing with a lot more yard waste than normal this month. The hurricane winds of September tore down a lot of limbs and branches. In addition, the dry weather of the last several months is causing earlier-than-normal fall leaf drop. We need to deal with this yard waste in a "green" manner. Because of the current dry spell, the Evansville Environmental Protection Agency has issued a ban on open burning in Evansville and in a band four miles beyond...

2008-10-10 00:00:19

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com The public is invited to visit the Patoka National Wildlife Refuge today to rally support for federal funding. Land acquisition for the refuge is 25 percent completed. Activities will include birding walks, tours, food, festivities and door prizes. A lunch and informational program are set for 11:30 a.m. CDT. The event will be at the Snakey Point Marsh fishing pier, northeast of Oakland City, Ind....

2008-10-04 00:00:23

By EMILY MCCORMICK There's a lot of chatter in the halls of local schools about colleges such as Indiana University, Purdue, University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville. Banners blazing staff alma maters line the halls, and if you listen carefully, you just might hear a fight song or two being belted out after morning announcements. However, it's not game day, and we're not talking about high schools. It's normal operating procedure for elementary and middle schools...

2008-10-04 00:00:23

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Scott Elementary School and Signature School are among 179 Indiana public schools bestowed with the Indiana Department of Education's highest honor for 2007. Many other schools in the region, including three in Posey County, three in Gibson County and two in Warrick County, also were honored. Four Star School Awards honor excellence on both attendance rates and performance on ISTEP. To be recognized,...

2008-10-04 00:00:18

By KATE DARBY Courier & Press correspondent The "indie rock" tag often becomes an albatross for innovative musicians; bands feel that they need to conform to the sound ascribed to the genre, which is tending more and more toward a depressed, slow sound. Local band Mock Orange, however, maintains originality within that label, using vast, beguiling, complicated musical arrangements coupled with sharp, smart songwriting. This month, the band returns not only to the music scene with a...

2008-09-25 00:00:26

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. could begin its planned expansion of preschool offerings as early as the 2009-10 school year, Superintendent Vincent Bertram told the School Board on Monday. Early childhood education is a staple of a strategic plan Bertram has written for the school system. A $149 million bond issue funding the plan's major construction projects, such as two new North Side schools,...

2008-09-20 12:00:16

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com After his seventh-grade class from Helfrich Park Middle School wrapped up a couple of hours worth of chemistry experiments at the University of Southern Indiana, student Jade Kopp raised his hand. "Is this as fun for you as it is for us?" Kopp asked USI faculty member Mark Krahling. Krahling smiled. "Oh, science is always fun," he replied. Helfrich Park's new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math...

2008-09-13 00:00:26

By ANN ENNIS Special to the Courier & Press The Evansville Vanderburg School Corp. school bond referendum deserves a "yes" vote in November. The five-point core values addressed by the strategic plan go beyond a single new school on the North Side. Technology to build a 21st-century global workforce, early childhood education to provide equity to all students as they start their education, and ongoing professional development for all EVSC faculty and staff are also essential parts of...

2008-09-13 00:00:21

By ROGER McBAIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7520 or mcbainr@courierpress.com The theater marquee telegraphs the title, as well as the topic and the tone of Evansville Civic Theatre's first show of the season. "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" is a quick, often glib parade of musical skits "all focusing on every possible aspect of a relationship," says Christopher Tyner, the show's director. "It's everything you can imagine, from the first date to finding love all over...

2008-09-13 00:00:15

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com The heads of two swimming deer bobbed above the waves of the Ohio River, heading toward the Indiana shoreline and into the path of the pioneer flatboat replica retracing Abraham Lincoln's 1828 trip from Rockport, Ind., to New Orleans. Seeing the danger, the deer turned back toward Kentucky, but their retreat put them into the path of a new danger - a passing barge tow churning up the waters on its way...


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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