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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-08-30 09:00:54

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com This year's overall SAT scores at Signature School were the third- highest in Indiana. Signature had the state's highest score on the reading and writing sections of the test, and the third-highest in math.

2008-08-30 09:00:54

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com Despite the tighter economy this year, or maybe because of it, fall enrollments at two area colleges showed no signs of a major decline.


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  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
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