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2008-10-05 15:00:11

By DARRYL ENRIQUEZ The state's pending purchase of Rainbow Springs, the sprawling former Mukwonago area resort property, has energized preservationist efforts to protect the nearly pristine 55,000-acre watershed and its 18-mile Mukwonago River. "The Rainbow Springs purchase is a big piece of land that's important for the river and wildlife corridor, and it's important for the (water) recharge of the system," said Pat Morton, a Nature Conservancy of Wisconsin official. "It's a real...

2008-10-04 15:00:21

By GUY BOULTON Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's latest construction project shows that the advances in medicine also apply to bricks and mortar. The size and design of the patients' rooms in the hospital's new tower, scheduled to open this spring, are just one example. The rooms, designed for one patient and family, will be larger than those in the original hospital built 20 years ago -- and those rooms were designed for two patients. There are cabinets to store clothes and other...

2008-10-04 15:00:17

By DANI McCLAIN The signs are going up in high school classrooms and after- school centers around the city. They read "Earn Free Drivers Education," and students are rushing to sign up. After years of paying $150 to $300 to learn how to safely get behind the wheel, Milwaukee teens can take drivers education for free if they keep their grades up, perform community service and regularly attend after-school programming. COA Youth & Family Centers developed the scholarship program on...

2008-09-30 18:01:06

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 30, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bucyrus International, Inc. (Nasdaq:BUCY) and Hensley Industries, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a Supply and Distribution Agreement for Brazil. Under the terms of the agreement Bucyrus will install Hensley's line of hammerless ground engaging tools on its electric rope shovels and walking draglines sold in Brazil, as well as support the sale of Hensley's products to the Brazilian aftermarket. Other markets could be...

2008-09-30 18:01:06

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 30, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bucyrus International, Inc. (Nasdaq:BUCY), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high productivity mining equipment for the surface and underground mining industries, will release its third quarter 2008 earnings report after the close of business on Thursday, October 23, 2008. Bucyrus' quarterly teleconference to discuss third quarter 2008 results will be held on Friday, October 24, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m....

2008-09-30 15:00:46

By ALAN J. BORSUK and DANI McCLAIN A major shuffling of the locations of schools near downtown and in Bay View is expected to be considered by the Milwaukee School Board in the next few weeks. Plans call for moving 11 schools, most of them small high schools, so that several large buildings near downtown can be emptied, with the goal of putting them up for sale. New locations for the schools have not been set, according to MPS officials, but some closed or underused MPS buildings would...

2008-09-29 14:41:09

By ALAN J. BORSUK About 80 first- and second-graders at Clarke Street School are being offered a deal that could shape their lives. Mayor Tom Barrett and a group of local philanthropists will be at the school today to say they will pay for extra help for the children, both in and out of school, and will guarantee that the children will be able to pay for college, provided the kids and their families follow through and make it that far. It is the first Milwaukee effort of the I Have a...

2008-09-26 15:00:24

By DARRYL ENRIQUEZ A new report says Lake Michigan water should flow to the City of Waukesha and eventually supply communities in Ozaukee and Washington counties. The preliminary report from the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission bolsters Waukesha's claim that Lake Michigan water is the best and most affordable method of replacing drinking water currently drawn from radium-laced underground sources. Backed by the new report and the likely federal approval of a new...

2008-09-23 15:00:28

By ALAN J. BORSUK A chancellor who would coordinate all the schools in town, including private schools and universities? Clamping down on busing of Milwaukee Public Schools students, high salaries in the central office and other high-cost items? Creating new programs to get disruptive students out of classrooms? Ideas were flying Monday as the spotlight continued to shine on MPS and its financial problems. In its specifics, the proposal endorsed by School Board members on a 6-3 vote...

2008-09-22 00:00:23

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bucyrus International, Inc. (Nasdaq:BUCY) announced today that it will host a meeting for analysts and investors at MINExpo International 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, September 23rd at 2:00 p.m. PDT. For those attending MINExpo and not yet registered for the Bucyrus meeting, please visit http://www.investors.bucyrus.com/rsvp.aspx or contact Amy Hall at ahall@bucyrus.com or 414.768.4519 to reserve a spot. A live audio...


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  • To talk saucily.
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