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2008-08-06 15:00:46

By Mike Wilder, Times-News, Burlington, N.C. Aug. 6--Diane Hill has only been on the job as principal at Woodlawn Middle School since early July. But Hill is already well-known in the area, since she's been an assistant principal at next-door Eastern Alamance High School for the last four years. With students returning to school for the start of the 2008-09 year in less than three weeks, the Times-News interviewed Hill on Tuesday to help people learn more about her background and...

2008-08-04 12:00:00

By Andrew Weeks, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Aug. 4--Sometimes nature can use a little boost. High water levels and faster flows along parts of the Snake River -- such as the Hagerman stretch below Lower Salmon Falls Dam -- is giving a boost to young steelhead trout and salmon as they make their way to the Pacific Ocean. "That's why the water is up," said Randy McBride, owner of High Adventure River Tours in Hagerman. Water levels along McBride's 10-mile float tour, from...

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jul. 31--Young Latino girls are invited to show their talents at the fifth annual Miss Chiquitita 2008 pageant. The pageant is part of the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta, a cultural celebration set for 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Twin Falls City Park. The Miss Chiquitita competition is for girls ages 5 to 10 of Latino descent. The pageant will be held at noon Aug. 9 at the park. The girls' parents/guardian are required to complete a registration form and must...

2008-07-31 12:00:55

By Mike Wilder, Times-News, Burlington, N.C. Jul. 31--The Alamance-Burlington School System, backed by the U.S. Department of Justice, asked a federal judge to rule that the system has fulfilled its obligation to desegregate local schools. The school system and Justice Department made the request during a federal court hearing Wednesday morning in Winston-Salem. Ann Majestic, an attorney for the school system, said it has made efforts since the 1970s to have racially balanced schools....

2008-07-30 12:00:00

By Sean Breslin, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jul. 30--If gas prices seem to be taking their sweet time dropping below $4 a gallon, you're probably in Idaho. While the average national price of gasoline has been steadily dropping for the past two weeks, local prices at the pump have barely registered any change. The national average is now $3.94, compared to Idaho's average of $4.14, said Dave Carlson, director of public and government affairs at AAA Idaho. "This may be a very...

2008-07-28 09:01:32

By Nate Poppino, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jul. 28--The Idaho Department of Water Resources is headed for the courtroom. One of three water delivery calls set in front of the department, made by two Magic Valley trout farms, will be appealed to district court following IDWR Director Dave Tuthill's July 11 final order on the call. The move changes the discussion from an administrative setting to one much less likely to be influenced by politics, Randy MacMillan, vice president...

2008-07-28 09:01:20

By Damon Hunzeker, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jul. 28--Of the functions most important for local governments to operate smoothly, sewage control may rank near or at the top. After passing a motion to "approve paying the bills" Wednesday night, the Heyburn City Council agreed on a plan to complete the ongoing renovation of the Heyburn Wastewater Treat-ment Plant. "Because of the drawn-out process of getting the sewer project going, prices have increased, and we've fallen short,"...

2008-07-28 09:00:55

By The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jul. 28--The Twin Falls City Council will decide tonight whether to spend more than $123,000 to replace the lining of the digester at the city's wastewater treatment plant. Digesters are the last stop in the treatment process, where incoming solid waste, already heavily siphoned, is biologically processed into a useful product as compost that is distributed among the agricultural community. Methane gas is the excess product of the treatment. Cracks...

2008-07-22 12:01:08

By Cassidy Friedman, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jul. 22--Directing the psychiatric branch of a Twin Falls' hospital was just like running any business, said Bill Southwick. That might seem odd given that Southwick's 11 years were consumed by victims from averted suicide jumps on the Perrine Bridge, delusional schizophrenics, and resistant police in-custodies lashing out in violence. It was also not uncommon to spot the director of Canyon View Psychiatric and Addiction Services...

2008-07-18 12:00:45

By Andrew Weeks, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jul. 18--If you're like me, you're fairly new to south-central Idaho. And that means, if you're like me, you've been itching to get out and explore the area's great outdoors. A recent journey took me along the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway, a leisurely drive from about Buhl to Bliss, where rolling hills and farmlands, corn fields and cow pastures come into view. Boring? Depends on your frame of mind. I was trying to get to know the...


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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