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2008-08-23 15:00:30

By DANI MCCLAIN A new group calling itself the Milwaukee Quality Education Initiative has joined the accelerating, behind-the-scenes conversations about the future of the city's schools, and is hosting a retreat this weekend at the Wingspread Conference Center in Racine. The group's goal is to brainstorm ways to improve K-12 education in the city, including public, voucher and charter schools, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce President Tim Sheehy said Friday. "We didn't...

2008-08-23 15:00:25

By DUANE DUDEK Local filmmakers are invited to participate in a showcase of short films being sponsored this fall by Milwaukee Film, a newly founded group developing a new international film festival for Milwaukee. The top filmmaker will receive a prize valued at more than $10,000, including a camera rental package. The deadline to submit films is Sept. 19. "The Milwaukee Show," the program of local films, will be held Oct. 23 at the Oriental Theater, 2230 N. Farwell Ave. For a...

2008-08-17 15:00:18

By MARY-LIZ SHAW The Milwaukee Zoo a la Carte Feast with the Beasts continues through Sunday at the zoo. This popular annual festival features music and entertainment on six stages and food booths from 28 area restaurants and vendors throughout the zoo grounds. Among the headliners at the main Caribou Stage this weekend are Phil Stacey, of "American Idol" fame, who takes the stage at 8 tonight; power rock vocalist Lou Gramm, who goes on at 8 p.m. Saturday; and country singer and former...

2008-08-11 15:00:42

Communication Zizzo Group Advertising and Public Relations launched a financial literacy communications outreach program for Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, St. Paul, Minn. Financial institutions M&I Wealth Management has expanded to a second Madison location in the M&I Bank building at One West Main St. Professional services Endpoint Solutions, Hales Corners, was established by Robert Cigale, Kirk Kapfhammer, Mark Penzkover and Wade Wollermann to provide environmental...

2008-08-09 15:00:23

By ANNYSA JOHNSON Shorewood -- There was a time when Atwater Beach was the center of summer life in this North Shore community. An expansive stretch of sand under a 100-foot bluff, it offered an idyllic spot along Lake Michigan that drew beachgoers from around the Milwaukee area. Declining water quality, an accumulation of stinky algae and the disappearance of lifeguards have diminished Atwater's allure in recent years. But a group of residents -- many of whom moved to Shorewood for its...

2008-08-08 15:00:39

By MARY-LIZ SHAW Arab World Fest, a celebration of the diverse cultures of the Middle East, begins today at 5 p.m. at Maier Park. Now in its 10th year, the festival features camel rides, belly dancing lessons and exotic foods from throughout the Arab world. Music stages will have continuous entertainment by artists from Lebanon, the United Kingdom, Morocco and Iraq. Children can try Middle Eastern arts and crafts, including tie- dyeing T-shirts. And a film festival will screen...

2008-08-07 15:00:36

It's called "Big, Loud & Live 5" -- and it's also local. Drum Corps International's 2008 world championship quarterfinals are showing at select movie theaters tonight at 5. Among the corps battling for top honors are the Pioneer from Milwaukee, Madison Scouts from Madison and the Blue Stars from La Crosse. In the Milwaukee area, "Big, Loud & Live 5" is showing at Marcus Majestic Cinema, 770 Springdale Road, Brookfield; South Shore Cinema, 7261 S. 13th St., Oak Creek; and North...

2008-08-07 15:00:00

By BILL GLAUBER and BEN POSTON It might be a quick glimpse of a Spanish-language billboard hyping the Wisconsin State Fair. Or, it could be a stop inside a Milwaukee Public Schools classroom when bilingual education is in full swing. But for state Rep. Pedro Colon (D-Milwaukee), it's the drive down Oklahoma Ave. in Milwaukee that tells him of the growing numbers of Hispanic residents in Wisconsin. "I grew up here, and I can tell you I do a double-take when I see Latino stores on...

2008-08-07 03:00:00

By Tim Cuprisin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 7--It's time to stop being surprised about how TV covers things like the endless Brett Favre saga. This is the kind of story that television "news" is all about these days. It's that simple. Of course, that doesn't stop viewers from grousing about it, like the self-described "militant news junkie" and "avid Packers fan" who e-mailed this week after the coverage pre-empted network newscasts on two Milwaukee affiliates asking about the...

2008-08-07 03:00:10

By Bill Glauber and Ben Poston, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 7--It might be a quick glimpse of a Spanish-language billboard hyping the Wisconsin State Fair. Or, it could be a stop inside a Milwaukee Public Schools classroom when bilingual education is in full swing. But for state Rep. Pedro Colon (D-Milwaukee), it's the drive down Oklahoma Ave. in Milwaukee that tells him of the growing numbers of Hispanic residents in Wisconsin. "I grew up here, and I can tell you I do a...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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