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2009-07-20 11:24:10

University of Southern Florida starting kicker Maikon Bonani is hurt but alive from falling 35 feet at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., team officials say. USF football coach Jim Leavitt said his 20-year-old kicker was hurt in Saturday's fall, which occurred while Bonani was working at the Florida tourist attraction, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported. He's fine. The main thing here is that he didn't die, said Leavitt, adding Bonani had injured his T12 vertebra in the fall. He isn't...

2009-06-22 10:20:04

Officials at Virginia's College of William and Mary say the 375 submissions for a new school mascot include a mythical phoenix, a wren and a stalk of asparagus. Members of the committee charged with whittling the dozens of ideas down to a single mascot said no ideas are being ruled out, It's been fun, selection committee member Susan Evans said. We have a lot of great options to consider. Among those options are a Fresian horse, a favorite of the historical William and Mary, and a character...

2009-05-28 09:46:00

SC Department of Transportation approves funding to purchase land for I-73 corridor. FLORENCE, S.C., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Efforts to secure federal funding for the South Carolina section of the proposed I-73 corridor, officially named the "Interchange of Hope," received a big boost last week as the South Carolina Department of Transportation approved funding to purchase land necessary to begin its construction. Congress designated the I-73 project as a "Highway of National and Regional...

2009-05-14 13:51:00

NORFOLK, Va., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The business fundamentals that created a record five-year run for Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) leading into the recession are still in place, and, "Longer term, it will get better," said Chief Executive Officer Wick Moorman during the company's 27th annual stockholders meeting, held today in Williamsburg, Va. "Rail's future and our potential to help solve our nation's transportation crisis are as promising today as they have ever...

2009-04-30 11:15:00

- Event held at Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Williamsburg, VA - CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 8, 2009, Cox Communications will host a workshop for business leaders that focuses on helping business owners lead through challenging times. The event runs from 9 a.m. to Noon and will be held at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Williamsburg, Virginia. Featured speakers and their topics include: Dr. Ann Battle Macheras, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of...

2009-04-21 14:28:01

Students and teachers from Virginia's College of William and Mary said they are trying to set a world record for performing Michael Jackson's Thriller dance. Suzanne Seurattan, a university spokeswoman, said students, faculty and staff gathered Sunday in the Williamsburg college's Sunken Garden to learn and perform the dance made popular by Jackson's 1983 video, the (Newport News, Va.) Daily Press reported Tuesday. Seurattan said school officials expected to hear next week whether they beat...

2009-03-25 15:10:00

Company Among Region's Top 1% of Private Employers in Economic Impact VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 25, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE: AGP) employs more than 1,700 people in Virginia Beach and contributes nearly $500 million a year into the Hampton Roads regional economy -- making the Company responsible for a significant impact on the entire region's economic activity, according to a new study of the Company's economic impact that was released today. Dating back...

2009-02-19 11:31:00

NESA Reaffirms I-73 Focus; Proposes Name for Interchange CONWAY, S.C., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) - South Carolina's northeast regional economic development organization - is galvanizing efforts to secure federal funding for the proposed Interstate 73 and endorsed the "Interchange of Hope" as the name of the road's intersection with Interstate 95. The executive committee of NESA, at a Friday meeting at Coastal Carolina University,...

2009-01-06 08:58:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A tribute program that has provided free admission to Worlds of Discovery for more than 3.2 million members of U.S. and coalition armed forces and their families has been extended through 2009. Budweiser's "Here's to the Heroes" was launched in February 2005 to acknowledge the service of military men and women and the sacrifices made by their families. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090106/CLTU052 ) "It is gratifying to all...

2008-12-17 07:00:00

CLEVELAND, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, including specifically-designed hospitality software solutions, has announced that The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Va. has selected the Visual One solution suite by Agilysys to streamline operations and enhance guest service at its five Colonial Williamsburg properties -- Williamsburg Inn, Colonial Houses, Williamsburg Lodge, Woodlands Hotels...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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