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2009-09-18 12:04:45

Four suburban Milwaukee students who were suspended for toilet papering their high school campus have asked to have their suspensions revoked, officials say. Dean Schultz, interim director of instruction for Shorewood schools, is deciding whether to uphold the one-day suspensions or expunge them from the senior boys' records, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Friday. The school district says it has notified both students and parents that the annual tradition of toilet-papering Shorewood...

2009-08-06 18:06:43

Organizers of the Wisconsin State Fair said memorabilia from the event's history, including an 1859 visit by Abraham Lincoln, is on display at the fair. Jerry Zimmerman, 81, who has been accumulating programs, badges, fliers, pennants and postcards dating as far back as the fair's first year in 1851, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the display opened with the fair Thursday in the event's horticulture building at the fairgrounds in West Allis. I find it fascinating, Zimmerman said. The...

2009-07-27 14:57:56

Authorities in Wisconsin said a woman delivered a baby Monday in one of the northbound lanes of Interstate 43 in Milwaukee County. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said the woman, who was riding in the car with a midwife, gave birth to her child at about 7:28 a.m. near the 13th St. intersection without requiring assistance from emergency responders, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday. The sheriff's office said the woman, her new baby and the midwife were taken to a hospital....

2009-07-07 09:00:00

MILWAUKEE, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust (SWWT) - also known as the "Sweet Water Trust" - received a major boost in its campaign to improve water quality in the Milwaukee River Basin with a three year $1.9 million grant from the Joyce Foundation. The grant supports seven state and local environmental groups and the Sweet Water Trust to develop projects that will produce measurable improvements in water quality and habitat starting with the...

2009-07-06 09:31:43

A struggling economy and several days of rain put a damper on this year's Taste of Chicago festival, with attendance down 6 percent, officials said. Some 3.35 million people attended this year's 10-day event at the city's Grant Park, which wrapped up Sunday, The Chicago Tribune reported. Despite the drop-off, city officials were generally pleased with the turnout, the Mayor's Office of Special Events spokeswoman Cindy Gatziolis told the newspaper. She said roughly 1 million people came to the...

2009-06-23 17:42:25

Police in Wisconsin said they arrested a man who drunkenly tried to drive 40 miles home in a pilfered golf cart after being ditched by a group of uncles. Investigators said the 47-year-old man had empty beers in the golf cart when he was pulled over Saturday while driving on southbound state Highway 175 and he told a Washington County sheriff's deputy he was trying to drive home to Milwaukee after being abandoned by his uncles at Kettle Hills Golf Course, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...

2009-06-08 11:47:00

CHICAGO, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday's "Sidewinder: Movers" video, hosted by www.ONN.tv's Chief Investment Strategist Jud Pyle, covers notable price action in the following securities: Bucyrus International Inc. (BUCY) Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) General Mills Inc. (GIS) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090323/AQM046LOGO) Recorded live from downtown Chicago, the Sidewinder Report is a daily look at notable options activity and unusual price action. This video can...

2009-06-05 14:10:27

U.S. residents like Milwaukee's Erik Lindberg who engage in rooftop farming could soon be at the forefront of a beneficial and profitable field, an expert says. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities founder Steven Peck, whose group engages in rooftop farming just like Lindberg, said the potential of the growing farming field is great, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday. We have probably a handful of projects. A lot of the rooftop gardening we do may have a commercial or selling...

2009-05-31 18:39:02

Scott Dixon took the lead on the 201st lap and went on to win Sunday's ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225 at the Milwaukee Mile by 2.12 seconds over Ryan Briscoe. Dixon passed Briscoe in the backstretch of Lap 201 and held on for the victory. Dario Franchitti finished third, followed by Graham Rahal and Danica Patrick. The win was the second of the season for the two-time IndyCar Series champion and 18th of his career. Dixon turned in the fastest lap of the race at 164.17 mph. The race average was...

2009-05-13 14:31:00

ABATE of Wisconsin continues call-to-action for motorcycle safety MILWAUKEE, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathleen Boland, a drunken driver who struck and killed a motorcyclist in Milwaukee last summer during the Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary Celebration, was sentenced on Monday, May 11 to spend the next decade of her life in prison. Boland plead guilty in January to homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in the death of motorcycle rider Michael Fleming of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Boland's...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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