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2008-09-27 03:00:29

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 All but 10 schools in the Roanoke region earned state accreditation this year, based on Standards of Learning tests administered in the 2007-08 school year. Seven of those that missed accreditation were in Roanoke.

2008-09-27 03:00:23

By Tad Dickens | The Roanoke Times | tad.dickens@roanoke.com | 777- 6474 Sunday The Claire Lynch Band She has sung with the best -- Ralph Stanley, Linda Ronstadt. She's written for the best -- Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea.

2008-09-26 03:00:33

By Duncan Adams duncan.adams@roanoke.com 981-3324 City and health department officials met at noon Wednesday in the Roanoke City Market Building with food court vendors, a construction manager and fire marshal officers to discuss progress to date for cleanup and repairs that could reopen the mice-infested, city- owned building downtown.

2008-09-23 03:00:23

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 A total of 58 Roanoke students, a fraction of those eligible, have switched schools this year under a provision in the No Child Left Behind Act.

2008-09-23 03:00:23

By Carole Tarrant carole.tarrant@roanoke.com 981-3210 Now that we have settled into a new school year, it's a good time for me to share what goes into covering K-12 education for The Roanoke Times.

2008-09-23 03:00:18

By Jennie Tal Broadway in Roanoke is back for another year of singing, dancing and entertaining. If you want a series subscription, act now, because you'll have to get them before this season's premiere show, "Chicago," which is on stage Thursday.

2008-09-20 12:00:45

James River High School and Central Academy Middle School are the feeder schools in the program called the Strategic Instructional Module of the University of Kansas. On Sept. 11, six educators were recognized at the regular school board meeting.

2008-09-19 03:00:21

By Tad Dickens | The Roanoke Times | tad.dickens@roanoke.com | 777- 6474 Tonight My Radio CD release party With Tricia Carter and the Lady J's reunion If you like your pop music rocking with shades of the Cars, Smithereens and later Elvis Costello, then you need to be listening to My Radio.

2008-09-18 03:00:19

By Chris Craft I applaud the past Roanoke City School Board for looking outside the box as far as the hiring of a new school superintendent last year. When it hired Rita Bishop, it did one of the greatest things it has done in years. Bishop is a former Roanoker and Roanoke city school employee.

2008-09-18 03:00:08

By Duncan Adams duncan.adams@roanoke.com 981-3324 Optical Cable Corp.'s acquisition of SMP Data Communications in May had mixed effects on the fiber optic cable manufacturer's third- quarter results, which included a jump in net sales and gross profit but a drop in net income for the Roanoke County-based company.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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