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2008-07-04 03:00:16

By Malcolm X Abram, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 4--Tim McGraw has been a country music superstar for more than 15 years and a mainstream pop star for a decade. He took the mantle of crossover king from the semiretired Garth Brooks and racked up a string of chart-topping albums, and sells out tours alone and with his crossover superstar wife, Faith Hill. One of the reasons McGraw has topped both country and pop charts is he's not afraid to cross-pollinate his music, mixing in...

2008-07-02 03:00:26

By Paula Schleis, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 2--The University of Akron and Kent State University are part of a volunteer group trying to help Ohio land a federal energy research facility. The University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio, formed a year ago, will advise the state Department of Development in its review of applications for an Energy Frontier Research Center. Applications are due by Oct. 1. The alliance is made up of "many talented people looking for cheaper and...

2008-07-02 03:00:24

By Carol Biliczky, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 2--University of Akron officials are optimistic that a 17 percent increase in freshman applications will translate into an overall growth of 4 to 5 percent on the main campus this fall. It would be the third straight year in which the university's enrollment improved after hitting a low of about 21,800 in 2005. A 5 percent increase would raise enrollment from 24,704 last fall to about 26,000 this fall. "We're obviously pleased,"...

2008-07-02 03:00:18

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 2--Booked Up. About five years ago, Ray and Cherie Teuton of Akron were featured on PBS' History Detectives series. Now they've made it to the pages of a new book as well. By writer Barb Karg, The History Detectives . . . Explore Lincoln's Letter, Parker's Sax and Mark Twain's Watch and Many More Mysteries of America's Past presents stories from the series, which has been airing on public television since 2003. The Teutons were...

2008-07-02 03:00:00

By Bob Downing, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 2--A tract of 620 acres at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls might be saved from development. The Trust for Public Land on Tuesday announced plans to acquire the undeveloped property from the Musical Arts Association. The land, with forests, meadows and ravines, will then be sold and transferred to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, if the needed federal or state funding can be arranged. The Cleveland musical arts group will...

2008-07-01 03:00:38

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 1--Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital's new owner is pumping millions of dollars into the facility's intensive-care, emergency, operating and cardiac services. Summa Health System confirmed on Monday that it has completed a deal to acquire the community hospital. The 113-bed facility in Wadsworth already has been affiliated with Summa since November. No money changed hands under the acquisition agreement, which went into effect Friday. But...

2008-07-01 03:00:38

By Carol Biliczky, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 1--Dr. Lois Margaret Nora announced Monday that she will step down as president and dean of the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy when her contract expires Dec. 31, 2009. In written remarks, Nora, 53, said: "This is the best move at the best time." She said the "brutal fact" is that the responsibilities for her job have grown so much that NEOUCOM should have both a president and medical dean, but it...

2008-06-30 12:03:14

By Cheryl Powell, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 30--Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital is now officially part of Summa Health System. Summa announced this morning that it has completed a previously announced deal to acquire the community hospital. The 113-bed facility in Wadsworth already has been affiliated with Summa since November. As part of the deal, Summa has pledged to spend $7.8 million on construction projects at the hospital in Medina County, the health system said in a...

2008-06-27 03:02:29

By Jim Mackinnon, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 27--Upset about all those so-called oil company windfall profits with each $4 gallon of gasoline you pump into your vehicle? And what about your natural gas and electricity bills? Instead of complaining about rising energy costs, people can buy stock in energy companies, energy-sector mutual funds or exchange-traded funds and take the risk that they will likely profit if energy prices keep rising, says economist and forecaster Ken...

2008-06-26 03:00:00

By Elaine Guregian, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 26--You've read the book; now meet the editor. And even if you haven't yet read the memoir A Time to Dance -- The Life of Heinz Poll, you should stop by a reception to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 2 at the University of Akron's Center for Dance and Theatre at Guzzetta Hall, 139 Buchtel Ave. The memoir's editor, Barbara Schubert, will be featured in a program at 5:30 p.m. A former administrator at Ohio Ballet and a longtime...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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