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2008-07-24 00:00:41

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com A citizens group pushing for voter approval of several Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. construction projects plans to organize as a local political action committee. Citizens Supporting Schools elected a slate of officers during a meeting Monday night. Lisa Boyle, the parent of a Hebron Elementary School student and one of the group's organizers, was elected chairman. Members said they will...

2008-07-23 00:00:40

By LIBBY KEELING, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7450 or keelingl@courierpress.com When Liz Evans, who just returned from a family trip to New Zealand, travels abroad, the 17-year-old said she tries not to have any expectations. "That way is so much better," said Evans, a senior at North Knox High School in Bicknell, Ind. While preparing to leave for the University of Evansville's first OPTIONS program in England on Saturday morning at Evansville Regional Airport, she said not...

2008-07-23 00:00:40

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Schoolchildren with limited English skills need to be kept in traditional classrooms rather than pulled out and taught separately, two university educators said recently. The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. is one of many public school systems with half-day academy programs for some of its English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Teachers in all subject areas need more training in working with...

2008-07-17 00:00:30

By MIZELL STEWART III, Courier & Press Editor 461-0799 or stewartm@courierpress.com EDITOR'S NOTE: In his first year on the job, the new superintendent of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. developed a strategic agenda that calls for new investments in early childhood education, instructional technology and school facilities, including construction of a new high school in northern Vanderburgh County. Vincent Bertram appears this week on "Newsmakers," a new weekly interview...

2008-07-11 00:00:25

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com More social workers, mental health services and anti-drug and alcohol programs are coming to the region's rural school districts, thanks to a $5.6 million federal grant. Youth First and school officials from Posey, Gibson and Warrick counties jointly sought the four-year Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant. The successful application was one of only three in Indiana and 57 nationwide. Evansville...

2008-07-11 00:00:25

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Supporters of Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. plans to build and renovate several schools began a twofold mission Wednesday. First, they circulated petitions for a Nov. 4 referendum on the $149 million bond issue. It would fund most of the EVSC's proposals. Placing the question on the ballot requires 100 signatures by property owners or registered voters. The question must be certified by Aug. 1....

2008-07-11 00:00:24

By MARK WILSON, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed to a $3.65 million settlement with the federal government over Clean Air Act violations at several of its facilities, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement involves the release of refrigerant chemicals from several Bristol-Myers Squibb facilities in the United States, including Evansville and Mount Vernon, Ind. Instead of the ground-level ozone...

2008-07-11 00:00:19

By ROGER McBAIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7520 or mcbainr@courierpress.com Magic, fantasy and adventure play principal parts in both open- air features screening at Mesker Amphitheatre Friday and Saturday in this month's Movies at Mesker shows. They all come into play in "Nim's Island" on Friday. The film stars Abigail Breslin as an imaginative young girl who lives in a world of fantasy on an isolated island she inhabits with her father, a scientist. Jodie Foster plays the...

2008-07-11 00:00:19

By ROGER McBAIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7520 or mcbainr@courierpress.com Magical realism comes to the fictional town of Almost, Maine, for a moonless, midwinter's tale of comical, romantic and sometimes poignant encounters among nine couples featured in Evansville Civic Theatre's latest production. Men and women trip through and fall in and out of love in a series of nine intimate vignettes that play out in John Cariani's romantic comedy opening Friday. If not a dramatic...

2008-07-10 03:00:26

By MARK WILSON and JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writers 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Area colleges and universities are talking with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. about programs to let students obtain up to two years of college credit before graduating from high school. Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville have shown interest in early college...


Word of the Day
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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