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2008-11-07 15:00:15

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 7, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bucyrus International, Inc. (Nasdaq:BUCY) announced today that it will participate in Baird's 2008 Industrial Conference in Chicago on November 12, 2008. Timothy Sullivan, President and CEO, will make a formal presentation about Bucyrus at 2:55 p.m. Eastern Time (1:55 p.m. Central Time). A live audio webcast of the presentation with accompanying slides will be available on the company's website at...

2008-11-04 15:00:14

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 4, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bucyrus International, Inc. (Nasdaq:BUCY) announced today that it will participate in the Goldman Sachs Global Industrials Conference in New York on November 6, 2008. Timothy Sullivan, President and CEO, and Craig Mackus, CFO, will participate in a moderated discussion at 11:15 a.m. Eastern Time (10:15 a.m. Central Time). A live audio webcast of the presentation with accompanying slides will be available on the company's website at...

2008-10-23 18:00:18

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oct. 23, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Bucyrus International, Inc. (Nasdaq:BUCY) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.025 per share on Bucyrus' common stock. The dividend is payable November 20, 2008 to Bucyrus stockholders of record on November 6, 2008. Bucyrus' common stock is quoted on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BUCY." About Bucyrus International, Inc. Bucyrus is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high...

2008-10-13 21:00:20

By DANI MCCLAIN If local work force development experts have their way, Milwaukee will be a leader in the nation's transition to green-collar jobs. But area teenagers have to be on board before the city's economic future can be shaped around sustainable, environmentally friendly work. "The business community's always saying, 'Where is education?' " said Lauren Baker, coordinator of career and technical education for Milwaukee Public Schools. "We're trying to reorient the whole notion of...

2008-10-12 15:00:15

By TOM STRINI This season, the Milwaukee Choral Artists will sing as guest artists with Present Music, Milwaukee's nationally known new-music group. The Choral Artists will also sing on the Early Music Now series, focused on music composed before 1800. Those two bookings speak to both the versatility of this professional women's choir and to the Choral Artists' prestige in Milwaukee's musical community. Sharon Hansen, a superb conductor and tireless organizer, founded the Choral Artists...

2008-10-10 15:00:25

By RICK BARRETT Global credit woes have crept into Milwaukee's mining equipment industry but have been offset so far by continued growth in countries such as China, India and Brazil. Some of the developing nations have huge foreign currency reserves, and they're continuing to invest in coal mining and other mined resources despite a slowdown in the world economy, industry executives and analysts said. "Even with a lot of problems in global credit markets, the developing world has...

2008-10-10 15:00:21

By DANI MCCLAIN Dominique Smith's first film, a short called "Scuff," depicts a series of fights set off when one teen steps on another's new shoes. Smith, 17, screened his creation at a local teen film festival and then decided he needed to step up his game. "It was kind of mind-boggling seeing everybody else's work against ours," said Smith, who entered the contest with classmates from W.E.B. DuBois High School. "Theirs were more complex." So Smith spent the following year making...

2008-10-09 15:00:24

By DUANE DUDEK Diane Bacha has been named executive director of Milwaukee Film, a recently formed group that intends to bring a new film festival to Milwaukee. Bacha has been a journalist and executive at Journal Communications since 1994. From 1995 through 2004, she oversaw the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's entertainment department. In 2004, she oversaw the creation and launch of MKE, a weekly publication. Most recently, she had executive roles with Journal Communications' specialty...

2008-10-08 15:00:20

By LARRY SANDLER A controversial lakefront high-rise development won the Milwaukee Common Council's approval Tuesday. Aldermen voted 13-1 to authorize construction of a 26-story condominium tower behind the historic Goll mansion, 1550 N. Prospect Ave. The mansion would be restored and connected to the tower, providing a lobby, two guest suites and a ballroom for the $65 million project. Residents of a neighboring condo complex, at 1522 N. Prospect Ave., battled the project planned by...

2008-10-05 15:00:11

By JOHN SCHMID The Milwaukee region should create an agency to coax growth out of its patchwork water-technology sector and devote a research park to water industries, according to civic and business leaders who want the area to become the "Silicon Valley of water technologies." The strategy emerged from a two-day brainstorming session at a Walworth County resort -- no cell phones allowed -- involving officials from several water-related companies, two universities, economic development...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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