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2008-08-22 18:00:43

Today's games Boys St. Albans at Sissonville, 6 p.m. Capital at Ripley, 7 p.m. Herbert Hoover at Lincoln County Girls South Charleston at Brooke, TBA George Washington at Huntington Fairmont East at Nitro, 6 p.m. Winfield at Bridgeport, TBA Herbert Hoover at Lincoln County Saturday's games Boys South Charleston at Greenbrier East, 6 p.m. Elkins at George Washington, 2 p.m. Cross Lanes Christian at Nitro, noon Capital at Fairmont East/West, 1 p.m. Point...

2008-08-01 09:00:08

By Liz Sidoti Associated Press WASHINGTON -- John McCain accused Barack Obama of playing politics with race on Thursday, raising the explosive issue after the first black candidate with a serious chance of winning the White House said Republicans will try to scare voters by saying he "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills." Until now, the subject of race has been almost taboo in the campaign, at least in public, with both sides fearing its destructive force....

2008-07-29 15:00:57

By MALECIA EL-AMIN, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Looking up at the faces carved into the rock of Mount Rushmore, you probably feel respect for these giants of American history. But follow the steep and dangerous trail to the top, and that respect likely extends to the hardy men who carved the monument. Nearly 3 million people visit this shrine on the side of a mountain each year, none of them allowed to make the climb I was about to begin. I would follow in the steps of the miners who shaped...

2008-07-08 06:00:19

By Amanda Codispoti and Jessica Marcy A wildfire in Botetourt County has burned 505 acres as of Friday night, a spokesman with the U.S. Forest Service said. Ted Coffman of the service said that the fire is burning two miles east of Buchanan on Cove Mountain in the Jefferson National Forest. It has not yet been contained and it could take days to do so because of the rough terrain, Coffman said. No structures are threatened at this time and 69 people are working to establish a fire...

2008-07-03 12:00:28

The home where George Washington lived as a child has been found in Virginia, researchers say. Archaeologist Philip Levy of the University of South Florida said artifacts found in the last three years at the site near Fredericksburg indicated the farm was where Washington grew up, The New York Times said Thursday. What we see at this site is the best available window into the setting that nurtured the father of our country, Levy said. Archaeologists and historians involved in the...

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2008-07-02 18:31:14

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of George Washington's boyhood home, but have been unable to find any evidence of the fabled "cherry tree" and "rusty hatchet". The site is located at Ferry Farm, just across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg, Va., about 50 miles south of Washington. David Muraca, director of archaeology for The George Washington Foundation, said it was the setting for many important events in Washington's life. He noted that most biographies offer little...

2008-07-02 18:00:00

By Clint Schemmer, The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va. Jul. 2--By gosh, they've found it. Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine was to announce this afternoon that archaeologists have unearthed the remains of the Stafford County home where George Washington spent his formative years. Locating and excavating the first president's boyhood, the holy grail of Fredericksburg-area historic sites, was the goal of many groups over many years. The George Washington Foundation made it happen, Kaine...

2008-07-02 12:00:56

By Malecia El-Amin, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 2--MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. -- Looking up at the faces carved into the rock of Mount Rushmore, you probably feel respect for these giants of American history. But follow the steep and dangerous trail to the top, and that respect likely extends to the hardy men who carved the monument. Nearly 3 million people visit this shrine on the side of a mountain each year, none of them allowed to make the climb I was about to begin....

2008-06-27 12:02:56

By Lohr McKinstry, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jun. 27--TICONDEROGA -- Gen. George Washington spoke on Ticonderoga's Town Green Friday. Washington was portrayed by historical interpreter Dean Malissa of Philadelphia in an appearance that was jointly sponsored by the Town of Ticonderoga and Fort Ticonderoga. Arriving via horse-drawn carriage with another famous military figure, Gen. Henry Knox, portrayed by Robert Huffman, Washington spoke to a crowd of about 35 people...

2007-02-17 20:47:07

PHOENIX - Researchers at Arizona State University and the University of Pittsburgh have mixed technology, art and science to re-create the real face of George Washington. Using anthropology, 3-D scanning and digital reconstruction, the 2 1/2-year project has culminated in new life-size figures of the nation's first president and some say the images are the most accurate yet of Washington at a younger age. There is Washington at age 19 as a land surveyor, Washington at 45 during the...


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2005-09-09 09:53:41

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle which has an average length of one-quarter inch (6 millimeters). The insect crossed the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas to enter the United States from Mexico in 1892 and reached southeastern Alabama in 1915. It remains the most destructive cotton pest in North America. By the mid 1920s it had entered all cotton growing regions in the U.S. On December 11, 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama erected a monument to the boll weevil, the...

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