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2008-08-04 15:00:45

By George Hohmann, Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. Aug. 4--CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The University of Charleston announced it has recruited two experienced professors to head the Master of Business Administration and Leadership program in its new Graduate School of Business. Philip Pyburn and Kim Shin are a formidable team and "understand what we're trying to do with our problem-based curriculum," said Dean Charles Ryan, who announced the appointments. "It was our desire at the outset to...

2008-08-04 03:00:32

By Anonymous Merle S. Elliott, chairman of the board of the Hagerstown- Washington County Industrial Foundation, received the Volunteer of the Year award from the Maryland Economic Development Association. He has been instrumental in developing the county's first business parks, attracting Citicorp to Washington County, and tackling projects that private developers considered too risky. Susan O. Schall of SOS Consulting in Front Royal was appointed to the 2008 Board of Examiners for the...

2008-08-03 09:00:19

By Mallory Panuska, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Aug. 3--FAIRMONT -- After a public hearing planned for Monday morning, the West Virginia Public Service Commission will officially determine whether or not to award the Town of Monongah a certificate of convenience and necessity for a new municipal water plant. On July 21, PSC staff recommendations were filed in favor of the application, which was entered by the town in March and is necessary for the town to complete a nearly $4.6...

2008-08-01 15:00:42

By George Hohmann, Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. Aug. 1--CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Verizon Communications' labor contract with the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers expires at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. The contract covers about 1,780 Verizon employees in West Virginia and a total of about 65,000 employees from Virginia, through West Virginia and up to New England, said Verizon spokesman Harry Mitchell. Negotiations for a new contract have...

2008-07-31 18:00:29

By David Slade, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C. Jul. 31--The Ginn Co. finished three days of public meetings with a wish list of suggestions for Promenade, the company's development of nearly 200 acres along Town Creek and Morrison Drive in Charleston. The company, an international developer of resort communities, hopes to build three hotels, a large amphitheater, a commercial area, marina, townhomes and condos. On Wednesday, a number of people active in Charleston's arts...

2008-07-30 18:00:49

By George Hohmann, Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. Jul. 30--During a White House briefing today, Press Secretary Dana Perino told reporters the topic of President George W. Bush's address to the West Virginia Coal Association on Thursday at The Greenbrier Resort. The President "will discuss not only the high impact gasoline prices are having on Americans, but also the broader energy landscape," Perino said. "He will talk about our efforts to harness the power of new technology to strip out...

2008-07-30 03:00:32

Southwest Chamber Music celebrated the opening of the Huntington Library's new Lin Fang Yuan Chinese Garden (the Garden of Flowing Fragrance) with "Impressions of Suzhou" by composer Joan Huang. The second concert in its Summer Festival series was staged on the loggia of the newly renovated Huntington Gallery last weekend. A resident of Altadena for the past 17 years, Huang grew up in Shanghai, China, where she was one of only 17 students accepted out of 17,000 applicants to enroll in...

2008-07-28 03:00:29

By Darst, Paul With increasing ticket prices, extra charges for checking bags and flight delays, flying can be a challenge these days. And keeping air service at the relatively small airports in a rural state like West Virginia can be a challenge for leaders, said Susan Chernenko, executive director of the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission. "I don't know of anything we can do except keep an open dialogue," she said. "In a small state, we're more negatively affected (by airline...

2008-07-23 00:00:40

WINFIELD - After spending 25 years in middle school teaching and administration, Lexie Damous was a little apprehensive to move to elementary education. She need not have worried. This year, Damous was named Putnam County School Administrator of the Year for her work as principal of Poca Elementary School. Damous, who began her career in 1978 at George Washington Middle School as a music teacher, has also served as an assistant principal at George Washington Middle, Poca Middle and...

2008-07-22 00:00:38

HUNTINGTON - Union workers at a state-run psychiatric hospital say they are overworked and underpaid. More than a dozen West Virginia Public Workers Union members protested outside Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital on Friday afternoon. The protest came after a June report by the state ombudsman for behavioral health calling the hospital "an accident waiting to happen." The report recommended reducing the number of patients to the hospital's 90-bed capacity. It routinely houses up to 120...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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