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2009-08-25 17:00:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a move designed to ensure that its 13 daily newspapers put increased emphasis on community-changing local content and peak-performing advertising sales, The E.W. Scripps Company today unveiled the first in a series of organizational changes that will enable faster sharing of best practices, standardization of business processes and more efficient utilization of resources. In conference calls with investors earlier this year, the company has...

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 31--Myo Aung, 39, has type I diabetes and gives himself two shots of insulin each day. He spent 12 years in refugee camps in Thailand after fleeing his homeland of Burma and arrived in Fort Wayne in 2005. Tuesday night, he was a patient at ASK Ministries' clinic for Burmese refugees. He learned English grammar in school in Burma, but when he arrived here, he knew his greatest opportunity for a job was to become proficient...

2008-07-31 12:01:05

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 31--Every chair in the waiting room was occupied at ASK Ministries' clinic for Burmese refugees this week. Since opening in January, the free monthly clinic has seen its patients more than triple. Many come for medications to treat their diabetes or high blood pressure. A few bring children with rashes or fevers. On Tuesday night, one elderly woman barely moved as she patiently waited more than an hour to see Dr. Khin Oo, a...

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By Bob Caylor, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 31--If she's elected governor, Jill Long Thompson would use tax credits, direct investment and executive directives to encourage the development of "green jobs" in Indiana. The rationale is straightforward: Energy conservation, alternative fuels and clean-power technology are crucial in an era of $140-per- barrel oil -- and they could provide an economic bonanza for the state at the same time. The employment stakes could be...

2008-07-29 18:00:51

By Cindy Larson, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 29--It's been a long time coming, but Don Chava's Mexican Grill is finally open at 1234 N. Wells St. It's owned by the same people who own Cebolla's Mexican Grill, and about 40 percent of Don Chava's menu is taken from Cebolla's. It's located where Sportsmans Neighborhood Bar used to be and has undergone extensive renovations. The restaurant, which offers a full bar, has a patio area for outside dining and also offers carryout...

2008-07-25 18:00:56

By Cindy Larson, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 25--Fido and Fluffy have two fewer places to shop in Fort Wayne. Both local Petland pet-supply stores closed June 29, said Julie Washburn, public relations coordinator for Petland Inc. All Petland stores are franchises, she said, and the franchisees of the Fort Wayne stores decided to close them. "We're working to reopen them as soon as possible," she said. Anyone interested in becoming a franchisee should go to www.petland.com...

2008-07-23 15:01:19

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 23--At what was once Parkview Health's flagship hospital, "mock rooms" in empty space help determine what will -- and won't -- be needed at the new $490 million facility that, in many ways, will replace it. The start of construction on Parkview Regional Medical Center, the 400-plus-bed hospital in northeast Fort Wayne that will become Parkview Health's flagship by 2011, is less than two months away. Meanwhile, at Parkview...

2008-07-22 12:00:00

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 22--With a grove of trees on one side, cropland on the other and indoor amenities such as a state-of-the-art theater room, country meets city at Sycamore Village, the area's newest housing complex for people 55 and older. Located on West County Line Road at Indiana 14, the 101-unit apartment complex and 30-unit memory-care wing will open to its first tenants Monday. Public tours are available Saturday and Sunday. "The best...

2008-07-18 18:00:23

By Bob Caylor, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 18--The Allen County Plan Commission on Thursday blocked a 139-acre subdivision planned at Coldwater and Chapman roads in northern Allen County. But questions raised and arguments posed in more than a dozen hours of public hearings and meetings make it unlikely the fight on Canyon Cliffs is over. The plan commission also refused a request endorsed by the Allen County Regional Water and Sewer District to lift restrictive covenants in...

2008-07-18 12:01:14

By Andy Culbertson, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 18--The heat didn't keep people away as Headwaters Park West opened its gated doors for the Meijer Marketplace at the Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival. Tents big and small covered the grass. Besides their colorful and, at times, downright odd merchandise, the tents also housed the sellers. Many of them live partially nomadic lives, with hometowns scattered across the country. Although not stationary, the job...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.