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2008-07-12 03:00:16

By Bob Downing, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 12--BOLIVAR -- Work on installing a synthetic liner over a Stark County landfill plagued by odors and underground burning will probably get under way by the end of the month. Paul Ruesch of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that the liner will be placed over an additional 39 acres at the Countywide Recycling & Disposal Facility in Pike Township and that should limit water and oxygen getting into the buried...

2008-07-12 03:00:09

By George M. Thomas, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 12--LYNDHURST -- Just one year after Apple's iPhone debuted, technophiles lined up Friday to take a bite of its successor. The iPhone, the all-in-one device that does everything except slice, dice and puree, became a technological sensation last year and was snapped up by more than 3 million people. The second generation of the phone, which includes wireless Internet capability and faster downloads on AT&T's 3G high-speed...

2008-07-11 15:00:31

By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 11--Teddy's Back. Singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger figures that his current stop in Northeast Ohio is his 10th visit, with gigs ranging from playing the Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival to a show at 8 tonight at Cleveland's Agora. (Special guests are Hilary McRae and Scott Harris. Tickets are $16 through Ticketmaster.) Asked about the difference between playing a rib festival and a historic music venue, Geiger dryly...

2008-07-11 15:00:14

By George M. Thomas, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 11--LYNDHURST -- Just one year after its predecessor debuted, technophiles lined up today to take a bite of Apple's newest iPhone. The iPhone, the all-in-one device that does everything except slice, dice and puree, became a technological sensation last year being snapped up by more than three million people. The second generation of the phone, which includes wireless Internet capabilities and faster download times on AT&T's 3G...

2008-07-11 09:00:00

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 11--An Akron hospital has a leg up on others nationwide when it comes to fixing bones and replacing hips and knees. For the 11th consecutive year, Summa Health System is ranked among the top 50 hospitals nationwide for orthopedic care by U.S. News & Report. Summa ranked 45th in orthopedics in the listing, which is available online today at http://www.usnews.com/besthospitals. Dr. Scott Weiner, head of Summa's orthopedic...

2008-07-10 03:00:00

By Jim Mackinnon, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 10--Delta Air Lines canceled its two daily flights from Akron- Canton Airport to Cincinnati effective Wednesday, and added another regular daily flight to Atlanta. DeltaConnections had been flying two 40-seat regional jets to the southern Ohio city. "It's not great news, but it's nowhere near catastrophic," said Kristie VanAuken, the airport's director of marketing and communications. Delta and other airlines are being battered...

2008-07-10 03:00:20

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 10--If it's Thursday, this must be the mailbag . . . Q: I have been watching "The Next Food Network Star." What happened to last year's winner, Amy Finley? Her show was on last fall, then disappeared from the schedule. A: According to a Q&A on the network's Web site (http://www.foodnetwork.com), Finley and her family are living in France. She decided not to continue her show, The Gourmet Next Door. "With my family I decided...

2008-07-09 12:00:32

By Jim Mackinnon, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 9--Delta Air Lines has canceled its two daily flights from Akron-Canton Airport to Cincinnati effective today, while adding a seventh daily flight to Atlanta. DeltaConnections had been flying two 40-seat regional jets to the southern Ohio city. "It's not great news, but it's nowhere near catastrophic," said Kristie VanAuken, the airport's director of marketing and communications. Delta and other airlines are being battered by...

2008-07-07 03:00:00

By Malcolm X Abram, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 7--When estranged singer Rob Halford rejoined Judas Priest, the band released 2005's Angel of Retribution, a strong collection of songs that showed the middle-aged band of middle-aged men could still bring the heavy-metal heat, mixing their classic power metal sound with strains of the thrash metal they helped inspire. One of the few missteps on Angel was the plodding album closer Loch Ness, a silly 13-minute ode to Nessie that...

2008-07-05 03:00:00

By Carl Chancellor, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 5--Greasy lips and sticky fingers were the order of the day Friday at Akron's Rib, White & Blue Festival celebrating Independence Day. Hundreds of people, many with toddlers in tow, strolled South Main Street, stopping every few feet for amusement rides and to purchase ribs, roasted corn, funnel cakes and libations. Those looking to take a break from the bustle made their way to Cascade Park's Lock 3, found a spot on the lawn...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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