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2008-08-06 18:00:30

By Rachel R. Basinger, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa. Aug. 6--Mt. Pleasant Area School District will receive more than $123,000 from the state to help integrate the use of the Internet as a teaching tool in eight or nine classrooms. Superintendent Terry Struble announced Tuesday at the board's work session that the district had received a Classrooms for the Future grant. "The money we will receive will enable us to equip eight to nine classrooms with the Smart Core Technology...

2008-07-31 18:00:48

By Michael Cope, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa. Jul. 31--A steel beam signed by 400 capital campaign donors was hoisted atop the new wing at Uniontown Hospital during a "capping off" ceremony Wednesday. The occasion marked the end of structural work on the $42 million renovation project. "As a Bob Eberly protege, he taught me how to share my wealth in order to help those in need," said Joe Hardy, owner of 84 Lumber Co. "What better way than to expand health care here in Fayette...

2008-07-26 15:00:34

By Michael Cope, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa. Jul. 26--Everson officials are inviting residents for a night out Aug. 5 to show solidarity against those in the community "who live outside the law." The town will again participate in National Night Out, a worldwide rally against crime that includes a nighttime stroll. "Last year, nearly 70 Everson citizens participated in the walk," Mayor Tim Shoemaker said. "We want to show the vandals, thieves and others who live outside the law...

2008-07-02 18:00:26

By Judy Kroeger, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa. Jul. 2--Uniontown Area School Board learned Tuesday that three schools can be renovated for less than $50 million. In February, the board hired MGT of America, based in Olympia, Wash., to develop a facility master plan. Three MGT representatives presented the plan yesterday. The district paid $82,640 for the study, which looked at all the district's buildings. Using input from the public and from both students and staff, MGT...

2008-06-16 18:00:28

By Mark Hofmann, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa. Jun. 16--Rain didn't dampen the spirits of borough residents who got together to kick off the 125th birthday of their town. Dunbar Borough was named after Col. Thomas Dunbar, a member of the Braddock expedition, a failed British attempt to capture the French Fort Duquesne, where Pittsburgh is now, during the French and Indian War. The battle took place in the summer of 1755. The area of Col. Dunbar's staging camp is present-day...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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