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2008-08-03 12:00:17

By Maggie Borman, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Aug. 3--People like Meadowbrook resident Ron Wallace waste no words when asked what they think about the potential for more cuts to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. "I feel our state's resources have been grossly mismanaged under (Gov.) Blagojevich," he said. "I think it's a shame he has been allowed to take money from what the public considers designated funds and put it into the general fund pool because he wants it." A hunter...

2008-08-02 00:00:28

By Sanford J. Schmidt, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Aug. 2--EAST ST. LOUIS -- Apex Oil Co. has announced it will appeal a decision by U.S. District Judge David Herndon that requires the company to being cleanup of a gasoline plume beneath the north end of Hartford. The federal government, which won the case against Apex, said the company must act promptly on the soil and groundwater remedy, in accordance with a formal plan already approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....

2008-08-02 00:00:14

By Maggie Borman, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Aug. 2--GREENFIELD -- The boil order that had been in effect for Greenfield since Wednesday was lifted Friday afternoon, city officials said. Greenfield Water Superintendent Jim Armold said he spoke with officials from the Illinois Environmental Agency late Friday afternoon, and they gave the all-clear for the boil order to be lifted immediately. A water main break Wednesday morning left the community of about 1,800 residents and businesses...

2008-08-01 18:00:17

By Linda N. Weller, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Aug. 1--ALTON -- There's lots of junk in the Mississippi River, dislodged by June flooding and carried along by continued elevated water levels -- prompting officials to warn boaters to be extra careful. "The river is high, and people need to be safe out there; there is a lot of debris" said Nicole Dalrymple, spokeswoman for the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "The water is up; as it (flows), it brings a lot of debris...

2008-08-01 12:00:50

By Joseph G. Cote, The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H. Aug. 1--BEDFORD -- A new bridge over the Merrimack River is about halfway done, but the multimillion-dollar airport connector road is still five years from completion. The bridge is an integral part of the $172 million road that will bear drivers from the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Bedford into northwest Londonderry and to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The road is expected to be a boon to drivers in Nashua, Merrimack and...

2008-07-29 21:00:28

A fire charring forest land west of Yosemite National Forest and threatening communities in Mariposa County, Calif., continues to spread fast. The Telegraph fire has scorched 29,600 acres and remains 10 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The fire is burning with "a rapid rate of spread in multiple directions" in steep, rocky terrain that is challenging firefighters, Cal Fire states. Erratic fire behavior also is attributed to...

2008-07-28 09:01:20

By Dan Brannan, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jul. 28--Alton High School Principal Phil Trapani walks away in retirement with many friends in the community and a lasting impact on students. Trapani, 57, concludes a 36-year career in education after serving as a drafting and electronics teacher, as well as in principal positions, at different high schools. "Alton is a wonderful community," he said. "I am looking forward to retirement. I gave 100 percent for 36 years. I already miss the...

2008-07-27 12:00:31

By Travis Fain, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 27--Bragg Jam was headed for a record-breaking year Saturday evening, exceeding even organizers' expectations. Large crowds packed music venues, and the music spilled into the streets. Hundreds came to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail for an afternoon of family events, balanced against the backdrop of a little rock 'n' roll. But the festival, named for a pair of musician brothers killed in a 1999 car accident, was nearly assured financial...

2008-07-25 18:00:51

By Ashley Smith, The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H. Jul. 25--GT Solar celebrated a bright spot in its 14-year history Thursday, as its stock was traded for the first time on the Nasdaq exchange. To mark the occasion, executives from the Merrimack company rang the opening bell in New York City's Times Square. "Obviously this is a major milestone in the history of GT," said Tom Zarrella, president and chief executive officer. "It's just an exciting day." GT Solar, which makes parts used to...

2008-07-25 00:00:32

By Cynthia M. Ellis, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jul. 24--MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The land of blues, barbecue and Beale Street is the music Mecca of the Mississippi River -- and great for a weekend getaway. It's easier to take a trip with a toddler in tow than a teenager -- especially a boy -- however, Memphis is a city that will offer adolescents something for their "soul." The city that gave birth to rock 'n' roll is less than a five-hour drive from Alton, and is a fine destination to travel...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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