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2007-05-29 03:03:47

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. May 29--Two high school senior musicians who will study at the Indiana University School of Music in the fall and several state singing audition finalists headline the 2007 class of outstanding senior musicians in the La Crosse area. Percussionist John James Pearse of Aquinas, who has played marimba with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, and Logan cellist Maxfield Wollam-Fisher will major in music at Indiana. Pearse has won awards and...

2007-05-23 12:00:40

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. May 23--Dr. Kenneth Kolb Jr. looked out and cared for abused and neglected children. Kolb, who died Monday at the age of 49, was a Gundersen Lutheran pediatrician who was a passionate child advocate. "He really cared very, very deeply about children," said Dr. Ann Budzak, a Gundersen Lutheran pediatrician. "He believed they deserved to be safe, and we as adults should be advocates for them because they can't do it for themselves." Kolb was...

2007-01-22 03:00:16

By Dan Springer, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jan. 22--Murder charges were filed Sunday against an Onalaska man suspected of killing a 23-year-old Stevens Point, Wis., woman whose body was found shortly before services Sunday morning at a La Crosse church. Irwin M. Ramirez is accused of killing Danielle M. Gorectke, a Minocqua, Wis., native and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student who was in La Crosse visiting her sister, who attends Viterbo University. Gorectke's fully clothed...


Word of the Day
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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