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2008-08-20 21:00:31

By Gzedit OF COURSE, Kanawha County schools feel the pain of higher gas prices, just like everyone else. But it does not necessarily follow that cutting art-related field trips is the best way to balance the need to educate students with the need to cut costs. Indeed, after Superintendent Ron Duerring decreed that future field trip approvals will favor those with strong ties to science, social studies, reading or math, the county's transportation director couldn't even say how much...

2008-08-20 21:00:30

By CHERYL CASWELL Longtime Kanawha County Schools educator Barry Bowe is leaving his current position as principal at Weberwood Elementary School to take the helm of a performing arts high school in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bowe, who came to Kanawha County Schools in 1979, was the county's fine arts specialist for several years. He also served as principal at Chandler Elementary and was an administrator at Flinn and Belle Elementary Schools. Bowe said he will be become principal at...

2008-08-15 00:00:37

The free monthly Baptist Temple Lighthouse Cafe heads outdoors on Friday, as musicians take to Quarrier Street, which will be closed from 6 to 10 p.m. in front of the church, located at the corner of 209 Morris St. Featured artists are award-winning singer-songwriter John Lilly and "Mountain Stage" band director Ron Sowell. Grilled hot dogs, popcorn and baked goods will be sold starting at 6 p.m., with the music starting at 7 p.m. The family-friendly event includes children's activities. For...

2008-08-08 00:00:39

Historic reenactor Becky Bolte will present a portrait of Col. Ruby Bradley, the most decorated woman in American military history, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the South Charleston Museum, LaBelle Theater, 311 D St. Bradley, a native of Spencer, was a nurse in 1934 when she began her Army career. She was captured in the Philippines by the Japanese after Pearl Harbor and was a POW until February 1945. While in the prison camp, she continued to work as a nurse. In Korea, she was chief nurse for...

2008-08-08 00:00:39

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department will hold college shot clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Health Department, 108 Lee St. E. The special clinic will offer immunizations that are commonly required for incoming college freshmen. No appointment is necessary. All students will need to bring their shot records with them to the clinic. Students under 18 years of age will need their parents to accompany them to the clinic or have their parents complete and sign the online registration...

2008-08-06 21:00:35

Speakeasy Picnic: Speakeasy Singles will have a picnic starting at 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Shawnee Park in Dunbar. Hot dogs and Polish sausage will be served. The cost is $4 for members, $6 for non- members. Side dishes and desserts are welcome. Speakeasy Dance: The Speakeasy Singles group is having a dance at 8 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Dunbar National Guard Armory. DJ Randy Justice will provide music. The cost is $8 for members, $10 for non- members. For more information, visit www.speakeasy...

2008-08-06 09:00:45

By Tim Preston, The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky. Aug. 6--HANGING ROCK -- After scouting locations in Huntington for the past three years, a Georgia steel company has announced it will build a new distribution center in Lawrence County, Ohio. Chatham Steel Corp. officials have agreed to purchase a more than 12-acre tract in the Hamilton Township between Duke Energy and the Rumpke Recycling plant. The company intends to construct a nearly $7.5 million warehousing and distribution...

2008-08-06 03:00:41

By Joe Napsha, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 6--The consolidation of the global steel industry continued Tuesday as Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal completed its $1.25 billion purchase of Esmark Inc., the parent company of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. Severstal sealed the deal to acquire Esmark by purchasing 38.7 million shares of Esmark, or about 94.1 percent of its outstanding stock, by Monday's deadline for the tender offer, Severstal said. The Russian company paid about $775...

2008-08-05 15:01:02

By Matthew Thompson, Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. Aug. 5--SOUTH CHARLESTON -- South Charleston plans to open a clinic that will provide health care to city employees and retirees. Mayor Frank Mullens said the goal is to promote preventive medicine and lower the city's health insurance costs. The clinic will provides employees with free primary health care services, including disease management, physicals and checks for high blood pressure and diabetes. Mullens said the clinic has...

2008-08-05 00:00:24

WHEELING, W.Va., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Esmark Incorporated ("Esmark") today announced the completion of its acquisition by OAO Severstal (LSE: SVST; RTS: CHMF) ("Severstal"). The acquisition was completed pursuant to the merger of Severstal Wheeling Acquisition Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Severstal, with and into Esmark. Esmark was the surviving corporation of the merger and is now an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Severstal and has been renamed "Severstal Wheeling...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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