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2008-07-18 00:00:20

Officials in Fayette County have come to an agreement with the state Department of Transportation for the addition of a see- through pedestrian safety corridor to the $9.2 million Memorial Bridge renovation project in Connellsville. PennDOT will add a 6-foot-wide sidewalk with barriers between vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The corridor will extend from Murphy Avenue to Seventh Street, providing safe and convenient access to the city's North Side for Yough River Trail travelers. "PennDOT...

2008-07-08 18:00:34

By Stacy Wolford, The Valley Independent, Monessen, Pa. Jul. 8--Carol Manack may not be in the classroom, but the Belle Vernon Area teacher is spending her summer devoted to improving education. Manack, a fourth grade teacher at Rostraver Elementary School in the Belle Vernon Area School District, will travel to Washington, D.C., July 17 to lead Pennsylvania's delegation of National Board Certified Teachers who will meet with members of Congress to discuss education reform. Manack, of...

2008-07-07 00:00:10

By Paul g Wiegman I am always surprised when I am reminded of something so obvious that it gets to be overlooked. That happened recently when I was asked by a reporter from a local radio station to talk about the islands in the Allegheny River. I see one or more of the islands most every day when I'm in Pittsburgh. However, I never had given them much thought until asked. The reporter was interested in the way these pieces of dry land in the middle of the river formed, how they were used...

2008-06-24 06:02:47

By Paul Peirce, Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa. Jun. 24--A nonprofit Fayette County economic development agency is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for stealing about 400 feet of steel rails from a little-used railroad spur in Smithfield Borough and Georges Township. "This is definitely a theft ring and it has to be stopped. People don't realize how this is hurting us attracting any type of industrial development to...

2008-06-24 02:30:07

Thieves made off with $18,000 worth of steel train track in Fayette County. State police at Uniontown said someone took 400 feet of steel train rail owned by Fay-Penn Industrial Development Corporation. The theft occurred at a location 3,000 feet off Liberty Street in Georges between April 13 and June 1. Originally published by The Tribune-Review. (c) 2008 Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-06-21 00:00:20

By Mary Pickels; Liz Zemba A group of parents and concern citizens applaud when Attorney Richard Bower that the court has order Connellsville Area School District to rescind its closing of three elementary schools and the reconfiguration of grades in the school district. The Connellsville Area School District has backed off plans to shutter three elementary schools and reconfigure grades, putting an end to a civil lawsuit brought by parents and taxpayers who wanted to prevent both...

2008-06-16 18:00:28

By Mark Hofmann, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa. Jun. 16--Rain didn't dampen the spirits of borough residents who got together to kick off the 125th birthday of their town. Dunbar Borough was named after Col. Thomas Dunbar, a member of the Braddock expedition, a failed British attempt to capture the French Fort Duquesne, where Pittsburgh is now, during the French and Indian War. The battle took place in the summer of 1755. The area of Col. Dunbar's staging camp is present-day...

2008-06-16 00:00:18

The mayor of South Connellsville last night declared a state of emergency in the Fayette County borough after heavy rains flooded roads and damaged buildings. Mayor Peter Casini ordered those whose foundations were damaged to evacuate their homes until the structures were inspected, according to a written proclamation issued at 8 p.m. The proclamation also noted flooding of roads, drainage ditches and basements. The emergency declaration is scheduled to last until 8 p.m. Monday....

2006-11-26 09:00:19

By David Venditta and Linda O'Connell, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Nov. 26--Second of a three-day series "I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me there is something charming in the sound," 22-year-old Lt. Col. George Washington wrote to his younger brother Jack on May 31, 1754. Those shots -- Washington's first brush with combat -- were fired three days earlier in a glen near southwestern Pennsylvania's Laurel Ridge. They ignited the French and Indian War and a period of...

2005-12-03 05:31:35

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The death toll from an explosion in a coal mine in northeast China has risen to 169, with two people still missing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday. Rescuers found the remains of three more miners killed in the blast at the state-owned Dongfeng coal mine in Heilongjiang province, Xinhua said. The dead include 167 miners who were working underground when the explosion happened last Sunday and two workers who were in a generator room at ground...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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