Latest Reading Eagle Stories

2007-06-02 09:00:08

By Reading Eagle, Pa. Jun. 2--Name: Monika S. Capozzi. Age: 30. Address: South Heidelberg Township. Occupation: Manager at Buttonwood IGA, Reading. When and why you began to exercise: I started about a year and a half ago. I was having health problems: I wanted to lower my cholesterol, and I was convinced I didn't want to go on medication. I also wanted to lose weight. I also was experiencing heart palpitations, which stopped once I started exercising. I just wanted to become more...

2007-02-11 21:00:25

By Reading Eagle, Pa. Feb. 11--1855 : Jacob L. Luden, a watchmaker and jeweler who emigrated to America from Amsterdam, opens a store at 35-37 N. Fifth St. 1859 : William H. Luden is born on March 5 to Jacob and Sarah Luden. 1864 : Jacob Luden dies at 42. 1874 : Luden leaves grammar school and becomes apprentice candy maker at Reading confectionery, Color and Barrett. 1879-1880: Boyd's City Directory for Reading lists Luden as a confectioner at 35 N. Fifth St. Luden begins making...

2006-11-26 09:00:40

By Christopher Hinz, Reading Eagle, Pa. Nov. 26--It's not the prettiest sight on the horizon -- a boxy yellow structure rising 90-plus feet from a black and pitted landscape in the Schuylkill County mountains. But the anthracite processed by Girard Breaker makes possible power generation and steel making, and supports industries manufacturing everything from sewage-treatment plant filters and charcoal briquettes to boilers and stoves. "We're producing about 900 to 1,000 clean tons a...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'