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2008-08-06 00:00:31

Jerod Burke, principal of the Southwestern Elementary and Middle school in Hazel Green, resigned the position to accept a post with the Mount Horeb School District as its director of curriculum for grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Burke's last day was July 31.The Mount Horeb School District's enrollment was 2,262 for the past academic year; Southwestern's was 581. Burke said this is a step up for his career. He will earn $80,000 annually, nearly $20,000 more than with the...

2008-08-05 21:00:16

By The Wisconsin State Journal Aug. 5--Six airline flights were diverted from Chicago's O'Hare Airport to Dane County Regional Airport on Monday because of severe thunderstorms in the Chicago area. Two flights were diverted to Madison between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and were able to leave Madison about two hours later, said airport spokeswoman Sharyn Wisniewski. She said four other flights were diverted to Madison between 7:30 p.m. and midnight. Three were able to leave the same night...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

By The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 31--The Madison area has a lot of heart. Madison ranks third among 75 mid-sized cities nationally for volunteerism, according to a study released this week by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Being No. 3 is a great honor and tribute to the 189,000 people in Dane, Columbia and Iowa counties who donate 16.2 million hours of their time to deserving causes each year. Yet the region can do even better. Getting involved is easy, and...

2008-07-29 15:01:04

By Bryan Marshall, Richmond Register, Ky. Jul. 29--A two-year grant approved this week for the Madison County School District will provide funding to help educate children before they enter kindergarten. The district will receive $32,000 each year from the Steele-Reese Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds projects in the Appalachian region for its Literacy Education and Awareness Program -- known as LEAP. The program, which will target children between the ages of 2...

2008-07-26 15:00:32

By Marv Balousek, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 26--The Dane County Regional Airport will lose 15.2 percent of its available outbound airline seats when new schedules take effect this fall. By November, the airport will have 80,864 outbound seats available monthly, down from 95,375 last fall, according to the Official Airport Guide. The Madison airport isn't alone. Airports across the country, including six in Wisconsin, face reductions. Central Wisconsin Airport, serving Wausau...

2008-07-11 21:00:13

By Ryan Hebel, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 11--In a college town like Madison, the final school bell seems to echo in a blaring cacophony for three long months. Motorcycles and lawnmowers rev their engines at dawn like sputtering roosters, construction crews jackhammer the street with a tireless makeover and every picnic area vibrates with the musical earthquakes of car radios. No wonder everyone's listening to iPods instead of the birds. Here are six Madison hideaways where earplugs...

2008-07-10 12:00:33

By Anita Clark, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 10--If you 're new to Madison and try to find "Beltline " on a map, you 'll be out of luck. And if a friend proposes "drinking a boot, " you 'll be puzzled. A new online business called City Dictionary hopes to explain such references and have some fun as well by compiling definitions for local slang, landmarks, characters, restaurants and attractions for U.S. cities. It 's another step into the Web-based business world for the...

2008-07-08 12:01:16

By Marv Balousek, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 8--Meriter Heath Services announced plans Monday to move up to 250 administrative employees by late next year to a new building at the Novation Campus along Rimrock Road south of the Beltline. The move will allow the hospital to convert semi-private rooms to private rooms and to expand its operating rooms, said Fred McGee, Meriter's vice president of planning. The $20 million, 110,000-square-foot building will be constructed by the...

2008-07-07 21:00:21

David J. Pinnow, a teacher at Lewisburg Middle/High School in Olive Branch and a resident of Hernando, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C., in its seventeenth annual fellowship competition. This fellowship will fund up to $24,000 of Pinnow's course of study toward a master's degree in history. "I plan to get a master's degree from the University of Memphis," said Pinnow. "I have one master's degree in divinity,...

2008-07-01 15:00:21

By Frank Schultz, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jul. 1--JANESVILLE -- Dave Magnum will not make a third run this year for the 2nd District congressional seat held by Tammy Baldwin, but two others are running against the five-term incumbent. Magnum, a Republican who owns a number of radio stations, lost to Baldwin, D-Madison, in 2004 and 2006, never garnering more than 37.1 percent of the vote. The Federal Elections Commission lists two Madison men seeking the GOP nomination in the 2nd...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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