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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...

2008-06-23 03:00:16

By Geri Parlin, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 23--Dennis Kern's life has been one big improvisation. On the road to a career in theater, the oddball boy from Independence, Wis., has taken a circuitous route back home to the Coulee Region, where he is now teaching others the benefits of improv and the merits of being an oddball. It began for Kern in Independence, which is small enough that oddballs stand out. "I was always the weirdest kid in town," he said with a laugh. "I was in...

2008-06-23 03:00:14

By Joe Orso, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 23--When disasters such as two floods in the past year strike a region, finding out which relief organization is going to do what, where, when and for whom can get confusing. Enter the Wisconsin Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster -- or VOAD -- made up of volunteer organizations with a state presence such as Lutheran Social Services and the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Through the umbrella organization, member groups coordinate...

2008-06-23 03:00:13

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 23--A 6-year-old boy died Sunday morning after his two-story apartment in the La Crosse Housing Authority Huber Homes caught fire. Angelo Poppe died at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center after he was rescued from a second-story bedroom, La Crosse Fire Department Capt. Jeff Halverson said. Firefighters were called to the home at 2830 Huber Court about 9:30 a.m., Halverson said. A police officer patrolling in the area was first on the scene...

2008-06-23 03:00:13

By Samantha Marcus, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 23--Weather conditions conspired to create some ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes in the Coulee Region, experts warn. Dave Geske, a mosquito control expert at the La Crosse County Health Department, said they're seeing huge hatches of the nuisance species as flood waters recede. It was a productive spring for mosquitoes, but it's since become far worse, and approaching humid temperatures will only swell the crop, he said. "There's...

2008-06-21 03:00:11

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 21--ONALASKA, Wis. -- Kassie Praska got the attention of her classmates Thursday with a loud shriek. She'd struck an animal bone while lightly scraping the soil with a shovel in a trench about 25 yards from Sand Lake Road in Onalaska and wanted classmates in the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Archaeo-logy Field School to see it. "Everyone usually goes to take a look when someone screams," said Wendy Holtz-Leith, site director and an...

2008-06-19 03:00:23

By Marcus, Samantha Construction slated to start this summer on a new La Crosse Municipal Airport hangar has been postponed indefinitely, airport officials said. The sluggish economy has cut demand and swelled costs of construction and materials. Airport officials had anticipated a $275,000 price tag for the new 10-stall hangar, but the price of steel has raised that estimate from $460,000 to more than $600,000, said Airport Manager Dan Wruck. The airport would have to charge $450 to...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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