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2008-07-24 09:00:56

By Amy Leigh Womack, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 24--Investigators from the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation have arrested two contractors operating in the Macon area. A self-employed roofer, Concepcion Alegria Lopez, 28, of Warner Robins, was arrested Wednesday afternoon for not having insurance, according to Bibb County jail records. Joseph Erik Helms, of Knoxville, was arrested and released Tuesday on the same charge, according to jail records. The arrests came...

2008-07-23 12:01:01

By Michael Brindley, The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H. Jul. 23--NASHUA -- There will be a need for another new principal in Nashua after Bill Pimley, a lifelong Nashua educator and principal New Searles Elementary School, announced his retirement. Pimley, 59, said he chose to retire after 38 years working in the city's schools because of his desire to keep doing something different in his life. "I think it's time for a change," he said. Pimley started working in Nashua in 1970 as a...

2008-07-18 18:00:27

By Jill Moon, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jul. 18--BRANSON, Mo. -- For families who long for a faith-based vacation, one place offers several attractions focused on Christianity. People who value faith, family and country laid the foundation for Branson, known as the other "Music Capital, USA," after Nashville, Tenn. These founders, who include the Presley family of the original Branson variety show, Presleys' Country Jubilee, and the Herschends who founded Silver Dollar City, sought...

2008-07-18 15:00:27

By Joseph G. Cote, The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H. Jul. 17--NASHUA -- On Wednesday morning, Christopher Williams, president of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, cut one of the cords tethering downtown residents and visitors to their homes and offices. Although it's been operational for a week, the Nashua wireless network was officially launched Wednesday at a press conference. Williams, along with the chamber's partners on the wireless project, cut into pieces an Ethernet cord...

2008-07-15 18:00:24

By Hattie Bernstein, The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H. Jul. 13--HOLLIS -- People move here to enjoy the town's woods, meadows and farms. But while they value the undeveloped land that surrounds them, most residents say they aren't willing to pay extra to keep it that way. Recently, the town's land protection study committee called a meeting, inviting local farmers to explore ideas about how the town can support local agriculture. Buying local products topped the list, although those...

2008-07-15 09:01:29

By Laura Griffith, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jul. 15--EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third of a three-part series on the push to integrate more innovative technology into educational systems despite decreasing school district budgets. School districts' technology budgets vary, but one thing remains a constant -- there's more technology out there than money to pay for it. To deal with that reality, many cut where they can, do work in-house, seek out grants and support funding, and try to...

2008-07-14 09:00:31

By Laura Griffith, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jul. 14--EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of a three-part series on the push to integrate more innovative technology into educational systems despite decreasing school district budgets. As new technology becomes available, there is a push to utilize it in education. Various forms of technology can be used to teach students, who are willing and mostly able, said Keith Norman, director of technology for the Jersey Community School District....

2008-07-12 09:00:53

By The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jul. 12--SPRINGFIELD -- The founder of a successful East Alton law firm said Thursday the firm's gift of $10.2 million for cancer research demonstrates its commitment to doing good. "It's no secret that the legal profession gets a bad rap," said John Simmons, the founding partner of SimmonsCooper. "Titles aside, our ultimate goal as trial attorneys is the same goal of the doctors and nurses who will soon begin work inside the SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute...

2008-07-12 09:00:31

By The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jul. 12--ALTON -- Under the baton of SIUE's John Bell, the Alton Municipal Band struck it up a notch Thursday night at Riverview Park. The theme was "Conductor's Favorites," and the band was led through a wide-ranging repertoire that included pieces by Puccini and Holsinger. This hometown collection of musicians did wonderful justice to the readings, ranging from melodic and quietly spoken, to jaunty and forceful. An audience favorite was "J. S. Jig." A...

2008-07-11 12:00:17

By Pete Hayes, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jul. 11--FLORISSANT -- Members of the Summers-Port dive team take a back seat to no one these days -- including their swimming cousins. The Summers-Port Sharks divers rolled to a 37-26 victory over Wedgwood on Thursday in a Southwestern Illinois Swim Association dual meet. It was part of an easy double-dip. The S-P swimmers also won going away, 477-114. The swim meet ran late into the night. Complete individual swim results were not available at...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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