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2010-04-26 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Alabama fell 6.8% over the past twelve months according to the 2010 Alabama Manufacturers Register®, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Alabama lost 21,132 industrial jobs and 306 manufacturers between March 2009 and March 2010, the sharpest decline MNI has ever reported in the twenty years it has been tracking the state's industry....

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By Katie Stallcup, Opelika-Auburn News, Ala. Aug. 5--Six more city department heads outlined their goals for the next two years in the second city council two-year budget session for the City of Auburn Monday night. The public works department's priorities will be storm sewer maintenance, sidewalk reconstruction, replacing signs and bridge inspections, among other projects. The environmental services department plans to take more steps to go green in its buildings and service vehicles...

2008-07-31 21:00:16

By Opelika-Auburn News, Ala. Jul. 31--Nobody enjoys being called fat. It's an insult. But when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called Alabama fat earlier this month, it's nothing more than the cold, hard truth. According to the government survey, Alabama is the second-most obese state in the U.S., trailing only neighbor Mississippi. The report shows that 30.3 percent of Alabama adults are obese, compared to 32 percent in Mississippi, which has been the nation's most...

2008-07-30 12:01:01

By Donathan Prater, Opelika-Auburn News, Ala. Jul. 30--For more than six decades it's towered over Auburn's University's landscape, greeting generations of students. But by the end of this week, it will bid a final farewell when a demolition crew brings the 150-foot smokestack of the Old Physical Plant down. "These are the last remaining coal-fired boilers on campus," said Michael Harris, utilities manager for Auburn University. The steam plant located on Duncan Drive, was completed...

2008-07-27 06:00:28

By Sara Pauff, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. Jul. 27--Based on sheer numbers, Jason Yohn has a challenging year ahead of him. He's the new principal at Smiths Station High School, the biggest school in the Lee County system and one of the largest in the state of Alabama. Enrollment topped 1,600 students last year and is expected to reach 1,800 this year. The school employs about 175 faculty and staff. The campus stretches over 200,000 square feet, not counting 18 portable classrooms....

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Katie Stallcup, Opelika-Auburn News, Ala. Jul. 23--Despite recent rainfall, East Alabama is still in a severe drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. "A severe drought indicates that crop or pasture losses are likely, the fire risk is very high and water shortages are common ..." said John DeBlock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Birmingham. But it's not all bad, he said. Since October, much of the state's drought has decreased tremendously. "There has...

2008-07-22 12:01:08

By Beverly Harvey, Opelika-Auburn News, Ala. Jul. 22--Ted Dotson has donated blood a number of times, but he's never received a professional massage. Dotson was able to do both Monday afternoon at the LifeSouth Community Blood Centers blood drive at East Alabama Medical Center. The blood drive continues Tuesday. Blood donors are treated to 10-minute head and neck massages by Auburn Massage Therapy Center and have the chance to win a 30-minute massage at the center. The blood drive...


Word of the Day
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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