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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. The charter school's overall average score of 1,815 trailed only the Indiana Academy of Science, Math and Humanities, which is at Ball State University in Muncie, and West Lafayette Junior-Senior...

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. The University of Evansville reported on its first day of classes Wednesday that 2,577 full-time students were enrolled, eight less than last fall but still an increase from the 2,564 enrolled in 2006- 07. In addition, 82 percent of last year's freshman class chose to...

2008-08-29 00:00:32

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Federally mandated school choice options continue to play a role in population shifts in Evansville's public schools, Superintendent Vincent Bertram told the School Board on Monday. About 800 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. children are attending school outside their home districts this year because of the seamless choice option. The option is available at high-poverty elementary and middle schools...

2008-08-29 00:00:28

By ROGER MCBAIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7520 or mcbainr@courierpress.com Even without live music, expect a big band of Evansville players to turn out Friday for services for veteran jazz and swing pianist and band leader Loren Blahovec. Blahovec, who sometimes used the stage name Loren Blake, died Saturday at the age of 80 after more than six decades as a professional musician. In that time, he played with some of the biggest acts on the bandstand, including George...

2008-08-29 00:00:28

By RICH DAVIS Courier & Press staff writer 464-7516 or davisr@courierpress.com Karl Kae Knecht, a photographer and The Evansville Courier's front-page editorial cartoonist from 1906 until 1960, was a lifelong circus fan. He's also the reason Willard Library archivist Pat Sides will be giving a public slide show at 6 p.m. Wednesday about "The Early Years of Mesker Park Zoo." "Over the years, I've noticed we had hundreds of Knecht photographs of the zoo - wonderful pictures that are...

2008-08-23 00:00:33

By LARRY CAPLAN The Purdue Extension Service exists to provide unbiased information to the public on a wide variety of topics. There are several programs coming up over the next several weeks that we'd like to invite you to attend. First and foremost is my Master Gardener training for this fall. We still have openings for people interested in learning about home gardening and landscaping, and who will share their knowledge with others. Classes begin the first week of September. We will...

2008-08-22 00:00:19

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com Vanderburgh and Warrick counties are among 76 nationwide that the Environmental Protection Agency has identified as not meeting a 24- hour public health standard for fine particle pollution. The agency released the list Tuesday, notifying state governors of its plans to place the counties in nonattainment of the standard. In June, Indiana had asked the agency to wait a year to make its decision in hopes...

2008-08-22 00:00:17

By ROGER MCBAIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7520 or mcbainr@courierpress.com First it was your name, then, perhaps, your picture. Now, anyone with an Internet connection may Google your home and even your car, your pets or your trash. Welcome to the brave new world of Google's Street View, a visual component of Google Maps, which put street-level, visual images of residences and businesses throughout Evansville and Henderson, Ky., and much of the metropolitan area online...

2008-08-13 15:00:51

By RICHARD GOOTEE Courier & Press staff writer 464-7436 or gooteer@courierpress.com With less than two days remaining before big, yellow school buses are again a part of motorists' daily commutes, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department is asking: Are motorists ready? Sheriff Eric Williams said Friday afternoon that his department will have "a significant influence" near schools, both public and parochial, during the first week of classes. "As opposed to having an accident, let's...

2008-08-07 00:00:23

By LYDIA X. MCCOY Courier & Press staff writer 464-7431 or mccoyl@courierpress.com After a more than two-year battle, Shelia Schmitt and her attorney, Les Shively, have settled with Beekay Development and builders BRG Quail. Schmitt filed suit against the companies in 2006 after the ground under her home in the Quail Crossing subdivision, a golf community on Indiana 261 just southwest of Boonville, Ind., began shifting and causing structural damage to her home. According to court...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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