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2008-12-01 17:08:00

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) today has completed the previously announced sale of Northern Utilities Inc. and Granite State Gas Transmission Inc. to Unitil Corporation for $160 million plus $41.6 million for working capital, including approximately $33.9 million of natural gas storage inventory. "The successful sale of these assets puts NiSource into a position to focus even more closely on our long-term growth plan," NiSource...

2008-09-03 12:00:21

ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Jewel-Osco, a leading Midwest food and drug retailer, and FOX Chicago, are teaming up during September's "Hunger Action Month" to help generate awareness about hunger while raising 2.5 million meals to benefit families served by food banks across Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Throughout September, Jewel-Osco will be collecting cash and food donations from the public at all of its 184 stores, with a goal of raising $500,000 in cash donations and...

2008-08-04 15:00:28

By Robert Mitchum, Chicago Tribune Aug. 4--Authorities resumed their search Monday morning for a 13-year-old Chicago boy who presumably drowned Saturday while swimming at a Lake Michigan beach in Indiana. Indiana State Police and officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources searched the area of Porter Beach, near Indiana Dunes State Park, where Raphael Palomar disappeared Saturday afternoon, said IDNR Lt. Jerry Shepherd. Though severe weather delayed the search, officials...

2008-07-20 06:00:24

By Lauren Viera, Chicago Tribune Jul. 20--1. BIRDING Loons, vultures, sandpipers, herons, cranes, hawks, grebes ... they all make their home in various pockets of the Lakeshore. Some are here by accident; others come to breed and fly south for the winter. For serious ornithophiles, there's a thorough Birds of the Indiana Dunes checklist on hand at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center, located in the center of the Lakeshore, which is worth a visit anyhow. 2. BEACHING There are...

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...

2008-07-09 09:01:01

The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) today announced that Saint Anthony Medical Center, Saint Anthony Memorial and Saint Margaret Mercy are now using its results delivery / clinical messaging service, called the DOCS4DOCS(R) service. These hospitals serve patients in northwest Indiana and make up the Northern Indiana Region of the Sisters of Saint Francis Health Services, Inc. (SSFHS) health system, a charter member of IHIE. Saint Anthony Memorial is located in Michigan...

2008-02-27 09:00:58

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation today announced a number of management changes at its Gary Works facilities in Northwest Indiana. Frederick G. Jauss has been named general manager-Gary Works; Ralph Corrente has been named plant manager- primary operations; and David L. Armstrong has been named plant manager- Midwest Plant. The changes are effective March 1. Jauss, 58, and native of Trenton, N.J., replaces Michael S. Williams, who was named...

2007-07-09 18:04:05

PORTER, Ind. (AP) - Wind, a lack of rain and generous sunshine have combined to keep beaches on the southern shore of Lake Michigan bacteria-free and inviting to swimmers so far this summer. Beach closings due to high E. coli levels have been virtually nonexistent, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore officials have found little to worry about when they test the lake's water. The National Lakeshore, which tests water samples on a weekly basis, has yet to find any samples from its beaches...

2006-11-10 18:00:35

By Andrea Holecek, The Times, Munster, Ind. Nov. 9--Mittal Steel USA has established an application process for those seeking entry-level, hourly positions at its Indiana and Illinois plants. "We're not hiring now," company spokesman David Allen said. "It's for when we need to. We need to have a reservoir of applicants to replace workers who leave or retire in the future. You can't predict retirements. There is no mandatory retirement age." Mittal has facilities in East Chicago, New...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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