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2008-07-26 12:00:48

By Rita Savard, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 26--CHELMSFORD -- First came the closing of Westlands Elementary School. Now 26 jobs have been axed inside Chelmsford schools as officials move forward with budget cuts. "We've been cutting and it's deep," said Superintendent of Schools Donald Yeoman. "It's tragic when people lose their jobs. From cafeteria workers to teachers, this means every student is getting less." With a $2.2 million deficit, school officials said layoffs were...

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2007-09-03 15:10:00

By ROBERT BARR LONDON - The first woman to join the ranks of the Beefeaters in more than 500 years has mastered the Ceremony of the Keys, the nightly locking-up ritual of the Tower of London guards. But she says she is still learning the bloody history of the site that holds the Crown Jewels to prepare for guiding more than 2 million visitors every year. Dressed in a knee-length dark blue coat with red trim and matching top hat, Moira Cameron on Monday became the first female Beefeater, or...

2004-12-01 03:00:12

FACED WITH THE PROSPECT OF IMMINENT DEPARTURE TO SERVE IN THE Confederate army, North Carolina farmer John Fletcher Flintoff instructed his family on life and faith in his diary entry of March 10, 1864: "I desire that you live on the premises I leave you and work the land to make your support-Rember my Father was a poor man- He was not able to leave his children anything to start upon the journey of life but I leave you 217 acres of land, 7 negroes, 3 good horses, 6 head of cattle 15 hogs and...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.