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2008-07-25 03:00:46

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 25--Gundersen Lutheran will start construction on a second parking structure near the hospital this fall. Jerry Arndt, Gundersen Lutheran senior vice president of business services, said the structure for 500 patient cars will be west of the hospital on the other side of the railroad tracks, and access will be from Seventh Street. "This is a hospital ramp that is still in design," Arndt said, saying the new parking structure also could...

2008-07-25 03:00:41

By Marc Wehrs, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 25--One described himself as an "ex-fatty kid from Louisiana who lived on bearnaise sauce" and didn't exercise -- at all -- until after college. The other didn't merely exercise, he was a star high school athlete and Harvard University quarterback. But Richard Simmons and U.S Rep. Ron Kind now have at least this much in common: They testified Thursday, along with 1987 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, before the House Education and Labor...

2008-07-25 03:00:00

By Geri Parlin, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 25--We couldn't get Johnny Depp to shoot a movie here, but we've got Kate Connor. Connor, who wrote and will direct and produce the movie "Fort McCoy" for her Marzipan Entertainment company, is looking for actors so she can start filming in the area Aug. 19. Connor was in town Thursday to check out shooting locations and to set up a cattle call for locals who would like to be in the film. That audition is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday,...

2008-07-25 03:00:29

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 25--Central High School students are helping a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse professor this summer with research on what causes diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. They're mixing buffers, filling tubes with solvents and inserting DNA into gel slabs. But mostly they are thrilled to be working in an active lab environment. "It's a lot of fun," said Alex Mahairas, who will be a senior this fall. "It's pretty cool because no one...

2008-07-24 03:00:59

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 24--Franciscan Skemp Healthcare will open a $9 million center that officials said will change the way emergency and urgent care services are delivered to patients. The Emergency and Urgent Care Center will open Aug. 6. The 15,000-square-foot facility will be located in the north end of the Center for Advanced Medicine and Surgery on Market Street and West Avenue. "This is a fundamentally different model designed to make sure the patient...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Ryan Stotts, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 24--ONALASKA, Wis. -- Great Rivers United Way kicked off its Pacesetter campaign with a big show of support. Pacesetter co-chairwoman Julie Bartels, an administrator for women and children's services at Franciscan Skemp, said this year marks a high point in participation, with 18 local companies vowing to raise money before the main fundraising campaign begins in September. "You are setting the pace for our community," Bartels told the...

2008-07-23 03:00:43

By Anne Jungen, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 23--SPARTA, Wis. -- Federal aviation officials are investigating what caused a single-engine aircraft crash Friday at the Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport that injured one aboard. Pilot John D. Linder, of Mankato, Minn., aborted takeoff, skidded off the east/west runway, and slid through grass and brush about 10:30 p.m. after refueling, said Fort McCoy spokeswoman Linda Fournier. A female passenger was taken to a La Crosse hospital with non-life...

2008-07-23 03:00:35

By Samantha Marcus, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 23--Residents of La Crosse's lower North Side are clamoring over a city plan that would keep passing trains from sounding off -- but also would cut access or parking for 18 homes. Under federal law, locomotives must sound their horns at public crossings unless in a designated quiet zone. The entire city is in a quiet zone, which has kept the trains silent for more than two decades. But to maintain that quiet zone designation, the city...

2008-07-23 03:00:35

By Ryan Stotts, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 23--BROWNSVILLE, Minn. -- The idea is a Mississippi River more like what it was before the locks and dams. That's how Judy Mader of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sees the creation of new islands in Pool 8 near Brownsville this summer. "The main reason for building the islands is for bird and fisheries habitat," Mader said, "but there is the side benefit of water quality." Water quality has been seriously inhibited, she said, after...

2008-07-22 21:00:27

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 22--Liz Arihood feels like she belongs on stage. After raising her daughter and 15 years away from theater, Arihood returned to the stage two years ago in the La Crosse Community Theatre's production of "Anything Goes," and now she faces her biggest challenge as Rose in La Crescent's Appleseed Community Theatre production of "Gypsy." "When I'm doing that," Arihood said, pointing to the stage, "I feel like I should be doing that. "Ever...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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