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2008-07-17 12:01:05

By Morgan Josey Glover Students in Guilford County Schools have five weeks before they return to the classroom. Will they be ready to crack the textbooks? Research shows that many students fall behind in their math and reading skills during the summer break. Parents can squeeze in practice time for their children by following these tips: - Keep a daily schedule to provide structure and limits. - Schedule frequent trips to the library, and make time to read every day. For a schedule...

2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Emily Stephenson, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 17--GREENSBORO -- The City Council decided to support the new competitive swim center sought by local swimmers at Wednesday's bond hearing, even though community suggestions for a new pool didn't match the recommendations of parks and recreation officials. An aquatic center was part of a $20 million bond proposal that passed in an 8-0 vote. Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Anderson Groat was absent. Trish Martin, whose children swim...

2008-07-16 15:00:39

uE02D Six-year-old Rose Houck plugs her ears as the bass drum is demonstrated Tuesday at the Eastern Music Festival Kids Camp. Each day of the week, children ages 6 to 8 who are participating in the camp are invited on stage at Guilford College's Dana Auditorium to get a closer look at the families of instruments. uE02D uE045MF conductor Jose-Luis Novo shows the children the glockenspiel, a percussion instrument. Photos by Joseph Rodriguez/News & Record (c) 2008 Greensboro News...

2008-07-15 18:00:36

By J. BRIAN EWING GREENSBORO -- Elon University School of Law announced Monday the founding dean is stepping down. Dean Leary Davis cited ongoing health problems for leaving the post. He intends to remain on staff as a professor. Davis recently has had vascular problems. Surgery to remove a blood clot kept him out of work for nearly two months earlier this year. Afterward his wife asked him to slow down. "And I'm constitutionally opposed to that as dean," Davis said. Davis was named...

2008-07-15 12:00:53

By MORGAN JOSEY GLOVER GREENSBORO -- Peter Kauber didn't want to frighten anyone on Saturday. Instead, Kauber aimed to get enough of his audience uncomfortable with worldwide oil supply challenges to go home and do their own research. "I am not hoping that peak oil comes true," Kauber told people gathered in a room at the Kathleen Clay Edwards library. "Nobody in my community hopes it comes true." The concept of peak oil -- the point at which the rate of global oil production reaches its...

2008-07-14 18:00:27

By Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON -- As oil prices soared to a record high Friday, the nation's airlines and shipping companies stepped up calls for a crackdown on financial speculation in energy markets, which they blame for pushing up fuel costs. The Stop Oil Speculation coalition of nearly 40 airlines, trucking companies and unions said at a press conference lawmakers must close loopholes that allow traders to skirt federal restrictions on the purchase of contracts for oil and other...

2008-07-11 12:00:32

By Taft Wireback, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 9--GIBSONVILLE -- The Piedmont Land Conservancy is stepping up to help Guilford County's threatened farm economy after the county government declined to assist. The conservancy, a nonprofit that works to preserve land under development pressure, recently received $252,000 from state government to buy a conservation easement from the Larry Gerringer dairy farm -- one of just eight such farms that remain in a county once rife...

2008-07-10 18:00:29

The Weatherspoon Art Museum launches its annual summer film series this week with "The Motorcycle Diaries" at 7 tonight in the museum's auditorium. A post-screening discussion will be led by Jos Villabla, assistant professor in the department of counseling and educational development at UNCG. Arrive at the museum between 5:30 and 7 p.m. to enjoy Latin sounds by area DJs in the Weatherspoon's new sculpture garden. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The Latin American Film...

2008-07-09 21:00:27

By JENNIFER ATKINS BROWN From an early age, Burns Jones wanted to go to law school. As a teen, he worked for a small-town attorney, but then he worked at a boarding school in Connecticut after college and loved it. "My lifelong ambition for law won out, but I never felt settled in the practice," said Jones, who went on to complete law school and practice law for two years. "I struggled with whether the legal profession was something I could remain committed to long-term; I realized to be...

2008-07-08 18:00:22

By Jonnelle Davis Families and vendors trekked all the way from Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Georgia to take part in the 12th annual Black Family Day held June 28 in downtown Reidsville. One of the event organizers, Amon Muhammad, credited the Internet with spreading the word about the event, which was designed to celebrate community unity, fellowship and learning. He said the downtown location was convenient because some people were able to walk or bicycle to get there. Muhammad...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.