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2008-07-03 03:00:20

By Marc Wehrs, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 3--The rumors started even before S&S Cycle's 50th anniversary celebration started. Jay Leno (I heard versions that included both Brothers and Hooters), Kid Rock (I heard versions that had him at Bucky's, Del's and The Library), and Sandra Bullock were all over town. And that was just the beginning of the list. La Crosse must be a little celebrity-starved for so many fourth-hand accounts to take on lives of their own. Here's what...

2008-07-03 03:00:15

By La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 3--La Crosse County Solid Waste Department's program for collecting and disposing of unused medication won an award Wednesday for government efficiency and effectiveness. The Lloyd D. Gladfelter Award is administered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Political Science, and recognizes problem-solving and resourceful ideas generated by non-elected government employees. Jeff Gloyd, the county's special waste manager, won $3,000 for his...

2008-07-02 03:00:15

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 2--A local study found air quality inside many La Crosse county eating and drinking establishments that allow smoking exceeds hazardous levels. A La Crosse County Health Department report released Tuesday found that in 13 of the 19 establishments evaluated, air quality exceeded the hazardous limit of the Air Quality Index established by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Air quality in some of the establishments was four...

2008-07-02 03:00:15

By Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 2--Even after a late start and the wettest June on record, area crops are behind but beginning to rebound. "We'll have knee high by the fourth of July," said Bill Heider, who farms in the town of Hamilton in La Crosse County. "But on a good year, we're doing shoulder high." Some of his corn in the La Crosse River valley already is to mid-thigh and lush green. Not all farmers are so lucky. In Wisconsin, the average corn height Monday was...

2008-07-02 03:00:00

By Steve Cahalan, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 2--Nicole Kapellas and her mother, Jeannine Kettner, have purchased the Gossamer Wings Bead Shop in the Jackson Plaza shopping center from Cheri Haug, who opened the store in 2002. It will be closed Monday through next Sunday for remodeling and other changes, Kapellas said, and will reopen July 7 as Gossamer Wings The Bead Shoppe. "We are changing the look, to reflect our personalities, and adding a fresh new, fun and funky atmosphere,"...

2008-06-27 03:01:56

By Reid Magney, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 27--Nick Nichols has moved from Gundersen Lutheran to work on sustainability issues for La Crosse County. "Instead of working for a single business, I get to work for all the businesses in the county and all the people," said Nichols, who started work Monday in the county's Solid Waste Department. "We have a huge opportunity here in La Crosse to make a difference and be a model nationwide." Nichols had been the environmental coordinator since...

2008-06-26 03:02:25

By Steve Cahalan, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 26--La Crosse is among 150 U.S. communities most likely to lose some or all airline service, according to a study done for the Business Travel Coalition. La Crosse Municipal Airport Manager Dan Wruck said BTC's announcement Wednesday surprised him. "We've had no indication of service cuts by Northwest or American or any of the (commuter airline) partners that Northwest has," Wruck said. The study looked at the 250 largest airports and...

2008-06-26 03:02:23

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 26--The La Crosse Concert Band staged a spectacular show Wednesday night in Viterbo University's Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. It was a special 80-minute concert suited for the indoors with a variety of classical music, marches and Broadway dances. The acoustics showed off the beautiful bold and full sound of the band conducted by Alex Vaver. Guest artist and trumpeter John Marchiando, a La Crosse Central alumnus, impressed almost a...

2008-06-25 03:00:00

By Reid Magney, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 25--TWO MORE CANDIDATES -- a Democrat and a Libertarian -- are getting into the race for the 91st Assembly District. That would bring the total to 10 people seeking to fill the seat being vacated by retiring state Rep. Barbara Gronemus, D-Whitehall, who has held it since 1980. Democrat Steve Boe is a 2002 graduate of Blair-Taylor High School and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The former intern for U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse,...

2008-06-25 03:02:28

By Joe Orso, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 25--A new alliance between workers and environmentalists seeks to create green jobs in Wisconsin and across the nation. "Doing what's good for the environment has worked out to be what's good for the economy as well," said Ryan Schryver, energy policy specialist for Clean Wisconsin, at a town hall meeting Tuesday night at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The meeting was part of a "Green Jobs for America" campaign, a project of the United...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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