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2008-07-10 15:00:49

By Ashley Smith, The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H. Jul. 9--MERRIMACK--If there were any doubts that alternative energy has moved beyond the tree-hugging stage, Merrimack's GT Solar is about to dispel them: It wants to go public. The company, which makes equipment for the solar panel industry, has filed paperwork with federal regulators detailing plans to sell its stock for the first time on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol SOLR. GT Solar would become New Hampshire's 19th publicly...

2008-07-09 09:00:33

By Maggie Borman, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jul. 9--Mount Olive first-grade teacher Jane Hemann was surprised and proud to win the National Excellence in Teaching Agriculture Award for 2008. Hemann, 54, who grew up on a farm north of Mount Olive and has farmed with her husband, Warren, near Litchfield since their marriage in 1974, has always had a passion for farming. That passion led her to develop a comprehensive 10-week farm unit to help her students learn how agriculture is a...

2008-07-02 18:00:16

By Matt Barnwell, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 2--A private contractor hired by Macon has collected nearly 200,000 cubic yards of storm debris from the Mother's Day tornado, officials said today, and is only part way through the pick up process. It will probably be late August or September before the entire job is done, said Bill Causey, Macon's director of Public Works. He, Mayor Robert Reichert and representatives from the company hired to haul tree limbs away from city residents'...

2008-07-02 15:00:45

By Ashley Smith, The Telegraph, Nashua, N.H. Jul. 1--MANCHESTER -- When it rains, it pours. As consumer woes continue to pile up, particularly due to increased gas and food prices in an otherwise weak economy, one more monthly bill is on the rise. Public Service of New Hampshire has announced it will increase electricity rates today by about 6 percent in order to offset the higher costs of fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal, which are used to produce energy. "I don't think...

2008-07-02 12:01:11

By The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jul. 2--The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is putting out the call for blood donations at a time when the blood supply hits a typical low. "With the holiday falling on a Friday many people are taking off work a day early to enjoy a long weekend," said David Parsons, chief executive officer. "Because of additional travel to holiday celebrations we often see an increase in trauma-related injuries, but donations typically decrease because people are...

2008-06-27 12:02:56

By Cynthia M. Ellis, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jun. 27--GODFREY -- Union workers overwhelmingly approved a five-year labor contract with Global Brass and Copper Inc. on Thursday. Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 9 voted by a nearly 3.5-to-1 ratio to ratify the first contract offered to them by the New York-based private equity firm, KPS Capital Partners LP. The company purchased the Metals Division of Olin Corp. in October. "(IAMAW)...

2008-06-26 18:02:45

By Cynthia M. Ellis, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jun. 26--EAST ALTON -- Union workers have approved a five-year contract with the former Olin Brass by an overwhelming majority. The pact calls for 3.5 percent increases in the first and last year of the agreement, 3.0 percent in the second, third and fourth year and a $1,000 signing bonus. Health insurance benefits remain the same. Members of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District voted early Thursday...

2008-06-26 09:02:54

By Cynthia M. Ellis, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jun. 26--EAST ALTON -- Union workers with the former Olin Brass will be voting today on the first contract offered to them by the company that purchased the business last year. Members of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 9 will be voting at 9 a.m. today at Lewis and Clark Community College on an agreement that is being offered by Global Brass and Copper Inc. Ann Pipkin, a spokeswoman with Global,...

2008-06-25 18:03:07

By Amy Leigh Womack, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jun. 25--A WMAC News Talk 940 radio personality was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession Tuesday, according to Macon police. Daniel Shane McBryde, 37, of Macon was released from the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center late Tuesday afternoon on $390 bond, according to jail records. McBryde is co-host of the station's morning show that airs weekdays from 6:05 a.m. to 9 a.m., according to the Cumulus Broadcasting station Web site....

2008-06-25 00:02:50

By Amy Leigh Womack, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jun. 24--A WMAC News Talk 940 radio personality was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession this afternoon, according to Macon police. Daniel Shane McBryde, 37, of Macon was being held on $390 bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, according to jail records. McBryde is co-host of the station's morning segment that airs weekdays from 6:05 a.m. to 9 a.m., according to the Cumulus Broadcasting station Web site. Contacted...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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