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2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Harry Minium, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 4--NORFOLK -- It's the kind of amenity most neighborhoods would welcome. A private group will partner with an apartment building owner and the city to build a playground in a single day later this month in Denby Park. It will include swings and slides for children in a community where they now play in parking lots. Yet the park has been a neighborhood controversy with some residents, including many members of the Oakdale...

2008-08-03 09:00:11

By Brent D. Wistrom, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 3--Brooke Owens' four children were somewhere in the jungle of slides, swings and sand shovels at Sedgwick County Park Saturday morning. Occasionally, one of them would pop up -- and disappear again. Cody, 7, spun in childish bliss on a spiraling pole. Cale, 5, ran up the slide. Then slid down it. Ran up it. Slid down it. And Brooke stood in the shade with a smile. She and her kids -- all from Fort Worth -- were among the first...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By Brent D. Wistrom, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 3--Accessible playground opens at Sedgwick County Park Brooke Owens' four children were somewhere in the jungle of slides, swings and sand shovels at Sedgwick County Park Saturday morning. Occasionally, one of them would pop up -- and disappear again. Cody, 7, spun in childish bliss on a spiraling pole. Cale, 5, ran up the slide. Then slid down it. Ran up it. Slid down it. And Brooke stood in the shade with a smile. She and...

2008-08-01 12:00:41

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Susan David of The Trust for Public Land, +1-212-677- 7171, +1-347-675-5824, Susan.David@tpl.org Mount Vernon School Playground to Be Complete in September NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is on track to finish by the beginning of September construction of a new community playground at Mount Vernon School, site of last summer's tragic shooting of four young people. "Nothing can erase what happened that terrible...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

By Rebecca Palmer Deseret News SOUTH SALT LAKE -- Skinned knees and the occasional bruise are an unfortunate but normal part of childhood, says emergency physician Charles Pruitt, but serious injuries that cause bleeding on the brain and spinal cord damage also are occurring all too often on Utah's public playgrounds. The traumatic falls, cuts and burns that require overnight hospital stays happen here at the same rate they happen in the rest of the nation, according to statistics...

2008-06-24 02:30:07

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Elk Valley Coal Corporation and the British Columbia's East Kootenay School District No. 5 held groundbreaking ceremonies today in Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford to announce that construction of state-of-the-art playgrounds will begin in early July. The unique new playgrounds feature structures and equipment that will offer people a safe and enjoyable opportunity for recreation. The most distinctive design element is the incorporation of a...


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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.