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2007-06-29 06:04:15

By Judy Keen Some visitors spoiling it for those patrons who just want an all-over tan MAZOMANIE, Wis. -- It's a warm weekday afternoon at Mazo Beach. The sky is cloudless, the Wisconsin River sparkles, and every sunbather on the white sand is nude. For about 50 years, this secluded beach in a state wildlife area has attracted people who prefer to catch the sun's rays on every part of their bodies. The tradition has withstood protests by a local church, unsuccessful attempts to...

2005-08-19 10:29:47

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - A rash of tornadoes that swept through southern Wisconsin killed one person and injured at least 30 others, with more than 200 homes destroyed or damaged, trees uprooted and power lines down, authorities said on Friday. "It looks like a bomb went off," said Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk of the county that includes Madison and the hard-hit city of Stoughton. One man in Stoughton died on Thursday when his chimney collapsed as he was seeking cover...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.