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2008-07-30 12:00:50

By Keith Benman, The Times, Munster, Ind. Jul. 30--The Gary/Chicago International Airport will cut its general budget by 15 percent and raise some fees to deal with limited revenue, due to Indiana's caps on local property taxes. The airport is proposing a 2009 general budget of $3,092,913, which compares to a 2008 budget of $3,635,000, according to airport authority budget figures. The airport is considering raising its fuel flowage fee to 9 cents per gallon from its current 7...

2008-07-10 18:00:46

By Susan Erler, The Times, Munster, Ind. Jul. 10--Four area hospitals have joined an exchange system for delivering lab reports and other information online, bypassing traditional mail or courier delivery. The Sisters of St. Francis-affiliated St. Anthony hospitals in Crown Point and Michigan City and St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers in Hammond and Dyer this month became part of the Indiana Health Information Exchange. The central-Indiana based nonprofit corporation's...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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