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2008-08-03 09:00:00

By J. Miles Layton, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Aug. 3--Reactions to the state's approval of Allegheny Energy's plans to build a power line through 120 miles of north-central West Virginia vary. On Friday, the state Public Service Commission approved Allegheny's plans for a 500-kilovolt transmission line. The Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line's (TrAIL) proposed route crosses eight West Virginia counties -- Grant, Hardy, Hampshire, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor and Tucker....

2008-07-31 09:00:55

By Katie McDowell, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jul. 31--"THE PRODUCERS" is presented by WVPT at 8 p.m. today-Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre stage at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Info: 291-4122 or wvpublictheatre.com In his monster-hit "The Producers," Mel Brooks skewers show biz, celebrates stereotypes, applauds sexy showgirls and explores male friendship -- all with hilarious results. It's an over-the-top play that makes the most...

2008-07-30 12:01:07

By Ronda Gregory, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jul. 30--Local educators and education administrators say going to a yearround school calendar, though problematic, is worth checking out. "I think it's a novel idea," Monongalia County Schools Superintendent Frank Devono said. He said the concept makes sense, in part, to put buildings that remain "idle" throughout the summer break to good use. "I certainly would like to entertain the idea," Devono said. But, he said,...

2008-07-30 09:01:27

By The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jul. 30--As anyone who is a fan of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series already knows, "Breaking Dawn," the fourth of final book of the saga will be released at 12:01 a.m. Friday night (OK, so it's technically Saturday). And to celebrate the much-anticipated finale to the teenage-vampire love story, area book stores have pulled out all the stops, keeping their doors open until after midnight and scheduling special Twilight-themed events. At...

2008-07-29 12:01:08

By The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jul. 29--Public school administrators, educators and community members will meet this Friday to finalize goals of the Monongalia County Schools' Partnerships in Education program for the 2008-'09 school year. The 11th annual Partnerships in Education Symposium is scheduled from 8-11:45 a.m. at WVU's Erickson Alumni Center and organizer Judy Pratt anticipates a strong turnout. "Every school in the county has at least one business partner, and...

2008-07-27 09:00:24

By Kathy Plum, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jul. 27--"I have to give a lot of credit to Florence Merow and some other folks who saw a lot of potential in the riverfront," Morgantown Mayor Ron Justice said. Merow, 85, recalls that when she first approached her fellow council members in the 1980s about obtaining land along the Monongahela River, they weren't enthusiastic. But she kept pushing then, and when she was elected mayor, "I told the council, 'We have a beautiful natural...

2008-07-25 12:01:01

By Jeremy Curtis, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jul. 25--The Coal Bucket Saloon will be a place people at MountainFest can go to kick back, relax and knock down a few cold beverages with friends. "We're going to build a rustic, wooden bar and it will be a beer-garden style saloon," said Mike Alexander, vendor coordinator for MountainFest. Alexander said the Coal Bucket Saloon will be 60 feet by 120 feet. The Coal Bucket Saloon opens at 6 p.m. at Mylan Park today and Saturday....

2008-07-24 09:00:48

By Rachel Fluharty, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jul. 24--Roaring motorcycles, thrill shows, fishing contests, chili and music acts are all parts of the West Virginia MountainFest. The festival begins today and runs through Sunday. This year, MountainFest is back with a venue or event for everyone's unique taste. Cliff Sutherland, principal partner of Triple S Harley-Davidson in Morgantown and event organizer, said 40,000 people attended last year's event. "We're hoping...

2008-07-24 09:00:47

By Amanda Deprospero, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jul. 24--"URBAN COWBOY" will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, on the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre stage at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Info and tickets: 291-4122 or wvpublictheatre.com. It might sound odd for a mechanical bull to be one of the main props in a musical, but "Urban Cowboy," which opened Tuesday night at the WVU Creative Arts Center, does just that, and it's fabulous. The...

2008-07-20 09:00:28

By Jeremy Curtis, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jul. 20--Want to see a classic rock band that has been making music for 34 years, had songs featured on television shows and video games, and toured the world playing their original hit singles? Kansas, a progressive rock band that peaked in popularity during the 1970s and 1980s, will perform on the the main stage at Mylan Park, from 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday. "We're going to play stuff from our entire career," said Rich Williams, lead...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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