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2008-07-19 03:00:21

By Steve Cahalan, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 19--Sloopy's Alma Mater bar and restaurant at 163 Copeland Ave. closed Sunday afternoon for a major interior renovation project and will reopen in a few days -- probably Friday. Don't worry about the "Thanks 4 the memories" line on the exterior sign where Sloopy's owner Dave Berger posts messages for motorists to read. "We'll be creating new memories" in the remodeled bar and restaurant, he said. "I plan to reopen with a different ambiance...

2008-07-18 03:00:27

By Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 18--Storms this week have left La Crosse nearly 10 1/2 inches ahead of normal precipitation. The city received 7 inches of rain in June -- including almost 3 inches in a single day. On Wednesday, 2 1/2 inches fell in a couple of hours. The storms this week are the result of a weak frontal system meandering across the region and a "nice ample supply of moist air moving up from the gulf," said Todd Rieck, a National Weather Service...

2008-07-17 03:00:33

By KJ Lang, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 17--ONALASKA, Wis. -- Students need to be responsible, reliable, honest and have initiative in the classroom -- the same skills they need when they enter the work force. That's what area teachers learned Thursday while experiencing first-hand some of the training managers and employees at McDonald's restaurant receive. "You realize that the qualities they expect out of employees are the same things we are trying to instill in our students every...

2008-07-17 03:00:26

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 17--Children will be able to explore a county fair designed just for them Saturday at a fundraising event for Family Resources. Parent educator Fran Swift said events at the annual Children's Summer Festival will follow the theme and engage kids. "It is a place parents can bring children, and they can have fun that is really relevant to what they enjoy," Swift said. "Kids are really happy at the festival. It is all about them." Included...

2008-07-17 03:00:21

By Hubbuch, Chris 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 21 inches, compared with 41 inches...

2008-07-17 03:00:02

By Marc Wehrs, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 17--Packers fans can't quite let go of Brett Favre. That's what the comments and poll responses at www.lacrossetribune.com are saying. I would have thought that Favre had finally sealed the deal by taking his annual will-I-retire-or-will-I-play drama to unprecedented lengths -- and then finally saying out loud what many of us have suspected these past few years: It's not all about the team ... or all about the game ... It's all about Brett....

2008-07-16 03:00:44

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 16--There's social English and then there's content English. And when you're a Hmong refugee with no knowledge of the language, learning either can be a nightmare. That's why the La Crosse School District developed newcomer programs four years ago to accommodate an influx of Hmong refugees into the community from a camp in Thailand that had closed. Centers opened at the elementary and middle school level during the 2004-05 school year to...

2008-07-16 03:00:29

By Magney, Reid It's been nearly a year since the start of private mediation on whether the city of La Crosse should start its own ambulance service, but the issue remains unsettled. In the next two weeks, La Crosse City Council and La Crosse County Board members will get separate updates in closed meetings about the mediation with Tri- State Ambulance, officials said Friday. Mayor Mark Johnsrud hinted there may be some movement. "I think that the county and the city have come to common...

2008-07-16 03:00:29

By Dan Springer, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 16--Holmen, Wis., officials did violate the state's open meetings law while working on the controversial Star Hill land sale this year but will not face charges because the sale also was discussed in open session, the La Crosse County district attorney said Tuesday. The Holmen Village Board did fail to specify as required that its closed session March 13 would be on selling the Star Hill parcel to the Holmen Lions Club, county District...

2008-07-15 03:00:37

By Rindfleisch, Terry ONALASKA, Wis. - Cornerstone Healthcare, which established the first free-standing urgent medical care center in the La Crosse area only three months ago, has closed. The urgent-care clinic, located in the Kwik Trip building at 1800 E. Main St. in Onalaska, featured full-time walk-in service and fast access to nurse practitioners or physician assistants for the public and employer-required medical care services. John Harrington, Cornerstone Healthcare president, said...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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