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2008-07-08 12:01:16

By Marv Balousek, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 8--Meriter Heath Services announced plans Monday to move up to 250 administrative employees by late next year to a new building at the Novation Campus along Rimrock Road south of the Beltline. The move will allow the hospital to convert semi-private rooms to private rooms and to expand its operating rooms, said Fred McGee, Meriter's vice president of planning. The $20 million, 110,000-square-foot building will be constructed by the...

2008-07-07 21:00:21

David J. Pinnow, a teacher at Lewisburg Middle/High School in Olive Branch and a resident of Hernando, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C., in its seventeenth annual fellowship competition. This fellowship will fund up to $24,000 of Pinnow's course of study toward a master's degree in history. "I plan to get a master's degree from the University of Memphis," said Pinnow. "I have one master's degree in divinity,...

2008-07-01 15:00:21

By Frank Schultz, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jul. 1--JANESVILLE -- Dave Magnum will not make a third run this year for the 2nd District congressional seat held by Tammy Baldwin, but two others are running against the five-term incumbent. Magnum, a Republican who owns a number of radio stations, lost to Baldwin, D-Madison, in 2004 and 2006, never garnering more than 37.1 percent of the vote. The Federal Elections Commission lists two Madison men seeking the GOP nomination in the 2nd...

2008-06-26 15:02:43

By Ronica Shannon, Richmond Register, Ky. Jun. 26--Madison County is keeping up with modern-day needs as the Richmond-Madison Airport continues to grow and provide more services, George Wyatt said Wednesday during a presentation to the Madison Fiscal Court. Wyatt a member of the airport board, began his presentation with a quote from Steve Parker of the Kentucky Department of Aviation. "Counties have realized if you don't have a good-sized airport, business will look at you and rule...

2008-06-21 03:00:15

By Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 21--Many parents returning from military duty overseas take their kids to Disney World or on an up-north getaway, but Chris Kitchen is reconnecting with his son and daughter in a novel way. He's acting with them in a Shorewood Players production of "Jesus Christ Superstar." A naval reserve commander who sings bass, Kitchen traded in his Navy uniform for the robes of an apostle while his daughter Madison, 11, and son Benjamin, 8, perform in...

2008-06-19 12:00:34

By Matthew DeFour, The Wisconsin State Journal Jun. 19--Local leaders hope political support for commuter rail and progress at the state level on drafting legislation to authorize the creation of a regional transportation authority will bolster a federal funding application submitted Wednesday. State, Dane County and Madison officials submitted an application with the Federal Transit Administration's New Starts program for a $255 million commuter rail system between Middleton and Sun...

2008-06-13 21:00:19

By John Nolan, The Wisconsin State Journal Jun. 13--The following is a calendar for outdoors recreational events in and around southern Wisconsin as of June 12, 2008. Please note that readers are advised to contact clubs and organizations, especially in the event of inclement weather, to check the status of each listing. June 12: Madison Audubon Society's evening at Owen Park Wildlife Ponds, meeting at 621 Old Sauk Road. 6:30 p.m. Call 608-233-8513 or e-mail Russ Hefty at...

2008-03-25 15:00:48

By Jim Collar, The Post-Crescent, Appleton, Wis. Mar. 25--KIMBERLY -- Mel Lightner, Kimberly's superintendent of schools, announced Monday that he will resign when his current contract expires at the end of the 2008-09 school year. The announcement came after a closed session of the Kimberly Board of Education and was accepted by unanimous vote when the board reconvened in open session. Lightner, 50, didn't attend the board's open session meeting, which was the first since John...

2007-11-14 21:00:16

By George Hesselberg, The Wisconsin State Journal Nov. 14--MAZOMANIE -- It's the slow season for the mayor of the clothes-optional beach here, so Charlie Wise was not on duty Thursday morning. That's hardly surprising, considering naked recreation along a river bank is not a popular November pastime in Wisconsin. But Wise, declared unofficial mayor of the popular nude beach in the late 1990s, is no longer living the dream. Now it's a nightmare, and Wise has awakened to the reality of...

2007-08-12 15:14:30

By Gena Kittner, The Wisconsin State Journal Aug. 12--TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS -- A popular fishing spot and swimming hole for nearly a century, Stewart Lake has morphed into an algae and silt fraught body of water. But a siphon drawing down the seven-acre lake near Mount Horeb in southwestern Dane County is an important step, county officials say, to returning this popular destination to its original glory. "With the amount of algae and weed growth, it 's hard to recreate, " said Pete Jopke,...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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