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2008-06-26 03:02:23

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 26--If it's Thursday, this must be the mailbag . . . Q: Explain to me why "Bones" made Eric Millegan a killer at the end of last season. A: For those of you who don't watch the entertaining Fox comedy-drama, Millegan's character, Zack Addy, was a murderous associate of the serial killer Gormogon. "We're going into our fourth season and you want an audience to know that you're not 'in a box,' that anything can happen," producer...

2008-06-26 03:02:03

By Jim Carney, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 26--CUYAHOGA FALLS: The U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution encouraging mayors to phase out city spending on bottled water and to promote the importance of municipal water, despite the objections of Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart. Robart said he was able to get language written into the resolution "that acknowledges the importance of bottled water in times of emergency and times when tap water is unavailable." Robart said...

2008-06-24 12:01:35

By Tracy Wheeler, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 24--Health-care costs can be a real pain. Medical tests and treatments and prescription drugs account for a large part of health costs. Today, more than ever, consumers need to take as much responsibility as they can for their health. As part of the Beacon Journal's weeklong Reclaim the Dream series, Beacon Journal medical writers Tracy Wheeler and Cheryl Powell today offer simple suggestions and solutions so people can live...

2008-06-24 09:01:24

By Tracy Wheeler, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 24--PREVENTION Preventive screenings are a way to identify and treat potential health problems before they develop or worsen, the CDC says. Recommendations on exactly which screenings you need and when you need them vary from one organization to another. But here are the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: --Breast cancer Women 40 and older should have a screening mammography every one to two years....

2008-06-21 15:00:00

By Malcolm X Abram, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 21--When Coldplay first hit the mainstream at the dawn of the century with their debut Parachutes, they were quickly tagged as a kinder, gentler and much more user-friendly Radiohead. Three albums' worth of their patented ''very heavy soft rock'' and more than 30 million in sales later, the band has shaken the Radiohead-lite tag. With its latest album, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, anyone still looking to make...

2008-06-21 03:00:23

By Colette M. Jenkins, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 21--The Rev. Harry W. Eberts, former executive director of the Akron Area Association of Churches, is being honored for his contributions to world peace and understanding by the Akron Peace Council. Eberts spent many years supporting the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services in Egypt. The organization provides services that address hunger, health care, poverty, sanitation and education in poor villages. The...

2008-06-21 03:00:00

By John Higgins, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 21--Nearly 29 percent of children entering kindergarten in Akron Public Schools last fall started their public education already behind their classmates on basic readiness skills, according to data released last week by the Ohio Department of Education. The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Literacy (KRA-L) tests given to incoming kindergartners every fall since 2004 measure a child's ability to comprehend and process oral language and...

2008-06-20 12:00:00

By Marilyn Miller, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 20--Morgan Hacker, 8, of Massillon, took a front-row seat to see what kind of adventure she would experience in the Akron Zoo's new animal show, It's a Wild World. Morgan said she liked being helpful. It showed. She volunteered for everything from helping to clean off the stage to holding a large boa from the African island of Madagascar. "The snake felt really weird and it was heavy," she said. It took several children to help...

2008-06-20 03:00:17

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 20--The people who made Get Smart took their own title's advice. And they got a better movie out of doing so. In the classic TV series, secret agent Maxwell Smart was a dope. He caused constant problems. He annoyed his boss. It was a miracle that he survived as long as he did. But the Smart-as-dope gag has been worked long and hard. The original TV series starring Don Adams ran five seasons (four on NBC, one on CBS). There was...

2008-06-19 03:00:00

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 19--If it's Thursday, this must be the mailbag. . . . Q: Do you know if the family on "Malcolm in the Middle" had a last name? I don't ever remember anyone saying it and have never heard if there was one. A: First of all, the name was so rarely mentioned that Bryan Cranston -- who played Hal -- has said that the running joke was it was Nolastname. But close observers of the show caught a couple of references to the family as...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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