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2009-02-18 20:57:07

Talor Battle made four free throws in the final 16 seconds Wednesday, allowing Penn State to down No. 16 Illinois 38-33. The teams combined to make just 28-of-96 shots from the field and Illinois did not go to the foul line a single time. It was the lowest point total by far for both teams this season. Penn State won on Illinois' home court for the third straight season, marking the first time the Nittany Lions have won three consecutive road games against any Big Ten foe since joining the...

2008-08-19 15:00:51

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- It is out of sight and out of mind, but America's aging water system is in dire need of an overhaul. Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU-TV) is set to premiere a public television event on the looming crisis underneath our feet and how communities are trying to meet this challenge. "Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure," tells of America's distressed essential infrastructure systems: drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater....

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By Mike Joseph, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jul. 31--PATTON TOWNSHIP -- More than 130 Centre County residents turned out Wednesday for a public meeting on "community alternatives to the Rockview land transfer," and one of the residents, state Sen. Jake Corman, said the big crowd didn't surprise him because his mail's been heavy. The people took up all 90 seats, sat on the floor, leaned against walls, stood before a hallway TV set to watch live C-NET coverage and lavished...

2008-07-11 12:01:04

MADISON, Wis., July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. , the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, today announced findings from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine that medical students have adopted lecture capture with Mediasite as an essential part of their educational program. A Mediasite campus since January 2004, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine deployed a pilot...

2008-07-11 12:00:20

By Anne Danahy, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jul. 11--BELLEFONTE -- While Pennsylvania's population only grew 1.2 percent between 2000 and 2007, Centre County saw its number of residents increase 6.6 percent, according to population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The estimates, released Thursday by the Pennsylvania State Data Center, came up during the news conference normally held prior to the weekly Board of Commissioners meeting. Chairman Jon Eich said the...

2008-07-08 09:00:51

By The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jul. 8--STATE COLLEGE -- What was intended to be a fire safety measure for multiple-story rental homes in a section of borough code isn't really providing much added protection. As such, borough staff has recommended that Borough Council repeal a clause that requires two-story residential properties to install sprinklers or a second means of egress as fire protection for tenants who live on floors in which the windows are at least 20 feet...

2008-07-08 09:00:51

By Mike Joseph, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jul. 8--STATE COLLEGE -- The borough has received $5,000 from the state toward new play equipment in Orchard Park and $25,000 toward a municipal building project to educate the public on construction methods and benefits of building environment- friendly green roofs. The funds came from the Department of Community and Economic Development. The Orchard Park play equipment is designed for children aged 3 to 8. It will replace...

2006-11-07 18:00:37

By Mike Joseph, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Nov. 7--PATTON TOWNSHIP -- More than 200 Centre Region residents will be forced to look for new low-income homes in the months ahead as a North Atherton Street landowner plans to redevelop his trailer park for stores or higher-priced housing. About 70 trailer-owning households that now rent lots at the Mellott Mobile Home Park, 1857 N. Atherton St., were told Monday that "the owners are moving forward with developing the mobile...

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.'