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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.