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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...

2008-09-12 00:00:28

By RICH DAVIS Courier & Press staff writer 464-7516 or davisr@courierpress.com A 60-foot replica of an early 19th century flatboat takes off from Rockport, Ind., today, retracing a trip Abraham Lincoln took in 1828 when he was taking a load of produce to New Orleans for a local merchant. This time, the flatboat will be carrying heritage: the people of Spencer County, Ind., where Lincoln lived from ages 7 to 21, will share their story with folks in roughly 20 towns in eight states...

2008-09-12 00:00:28

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com Presidential politics, Cuban jazz, physics and the question of evolution versus intelligent design might seem disconnected, but there is a common theme. They are all part of the University of Southern Indiana's upcoming Core Curriculum Speaker Series. The series will feature lectures by Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard; physicist, English professor and author Alan Lightman; and Brown University...

2008-09-12 00:00:00

In name, one of the Tri-State's finest old institutions is passing on. It was announced last week that Deaconess Health System is purchasing the majority of assets of the doctor-owned Welborn Clinic, and the network of clinics will soon become know as Deaconess Clinic. It is no small merger. It was reported Monday that 45 of Welborn Clinic's 57 doctors will be employed at Deaconess Clinic. In all, the expanded organization will have more than 80 physicians and more than 500 employees. The...

2008-09-12 00:00:23

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer martinj@courierpress.com or 464-7594 Evansville's public school chief argued passionately Tuesday for his strategic plan before a friendly audience of businesspeople and other professionals. After Vincent Bertram's speech to the Downtown Rotary Club, University of Southern Indiana President H. Ray Hoops rose from his seat and told club members that "nothing's more important to our community in the next few years than getting this referendum...

2008-09-06 00:00:23

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com The citizens group fighting for passage of the Nov. 4 referendum on funding for Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. construction projects is taking its campaign to cyberspace. Citizens Supporting Schools launched its Web site, www.citizens supportingschools.com, on Thursday. The site invites Vanderburgh County residents to join the organization as well as contribute to its pro-referendum campaign....

2008-09-06 00:00:23

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Every school day prepares a child for what lies ahead, speakers said at Thursday's kickoff of Attendance Awareness Month in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. Poor school attendance causes a child to fall behind quickly, Superintendent Vincent Bertram said during Thursday morning's event at Daniel Wertz Elementary School. "Every day we learn new things, exciting things, and when we aren't in school...

2008-09-05 00:00:22

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Supporters and opponents of a construction bond issue for Evansville's public schools are promising aggressive fall campaigns to draw voters' attention from the glut of federal, state and local government elections. Those backing the Nov. 4 referendum say the plans address student academic achievement, equity among school facilities and population shifts that have left some schools overcrowded. An...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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