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2010-04-26 11:47:00

More than 230 Will Attend CHICAGO, April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Calumet Summit 2010 Committee: WHAT: More than 230 researchers, educators, public officials, and other stakeholders will participate in an unprecedented bi-state effort to re-think the ecological future of the Calumet Region, one of the world's most diverse landscapes. WHEN: April 27 & 28, 2010 8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. WHERE: The Calumet Conference Center Purdue University...

2010-02-12 08:51:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is providing steel sheet piling for improvements to the Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor. The Port has awarded a $3.7 million contract to L.B. Foster for PZC 26, PZC 18, PZ 40 and PS 31 sheet piling for use in new dock wall construction in the West Harbor area. The Harbor is located 30 miles east of Chicago, enabling shippers to transport products by truck, rail, barge, ship or...

2008-10-06 21:00:17

By Scott Richardson Dominick "Big Knobs" Culjan, a premiere Illinois River fishing guide and good friend, died last year after he fell from a tree stand. With archery season underway, please be careful. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released these tips for deer hunters: - Always wear a safety belt and harness while climbing and sitting in a stand. Remember, 85 percent of tree stand accidents happen when the hunter is climbing or descending the tree; - Maintain a short tether...

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...

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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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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