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2008-07-15 03:00:26

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 15--Tina Swenson was 20 when she started working at Midwest Airlines as a ticket agent before eventually taking to the skies as a flight attendant. But, after 16 years at the airline, Swenson on Monday was looking at the "help wanted" ads. She may be among the 1,200 employees at Midwest Air Group Inc. who will be losing their jobs by mid-September. "Jobs are hard to find," said Swenson, whose boyfriend also works at Oak Creek-based Midwest...

2008-07-15 03:00:21

By Sharif Durhams, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 15--Most victims of last month's flooding are drying out, but in some Walworth and Rock county neighborhoods, the water is still coming in. In Margie Slyck's neighborhood on Laurie Court in the Village of Walworth, one neighbor was pumping water out of the basement Monday, while another was setting up a room in the garage. Other neighbors have sandbagged, and water has drenched Slyck's front yard. Village crews were planning to pump...

2008-07-14 18:00:27

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 14--Midwest Air Group Inc. said today that it will lay off 1,200 employees -- 40% of the company's work force -- because of coming schedule reductions forced by record-high jet fuel prices. Oak Creek-based Midwest Air, which operates Midwest Airlines and the Midwest Connect regional carrier, is cutting jobs throughout the company's operations, in all work groups, spokesman Michael Brophy said. The job cuts, scheduled to occur no later...

2008-07-14 12:00:42

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 14--Midwest Air Group Inc. said today it will lay off 1,200 employees -- 40% of the company's work force -- because of coming schedule reductions forced by record-high jet fuel prices. Oak Creek-based Midwest Air, which operates Midwest Airlines and the Midwest Connect regional carrier, is cutting jobs throughout the company's operations, in all work groups, spokesman Michael Brophy said. The job cuts, scheduled to occur no later than...

2008-07-14 09:00:05

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 14--The King of Beers has a new ruler -- and the global brewing industry is seeing yet another huge consolidation. Anheuser-Busch Cos., brewer of Budweiser, Bud Lite and other beers, said today it has agreed to a $70 a share purchase offer from InBev, a Belgian-based global brewer of brands such as Beck's, Bass and Stella Artois. The $52 billion deal will create the world's largest brewer, with revenue of $36.4 billion. The combined company...

2008-07-13 03:00:23

By Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 13--GLENDALE -- Tapping the sun's rays for electricity has remained a small niche in the alternative energy arena. But with industry forecasts showing the market tripling or more over the next decade, Wisconsin's largest company wants to help shift perceptions so that energy from the sun is cast in a new, and more mainstream, light. Johnson Controls Inc. is rolling out new solar kits designed to make it easy for a school district or...

2008-07-13 03:00:21

By Susanne Rust and Meg Kissinger, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 13--JOURNAL SENTINEL WATCHDOG REPORT A flame retardant that was taken out of children's pajamas more than 30 years ago after it was found to cause cancer is being used with increasing regularity in furniture, paint -- even baby carriers and bassinets -- and manufacturers are under no obligation to let the public know about it. The chemical, known as chlorinated Tris, one of the three most commonly used flame...

2008-07-13 03:00:05

By Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 13--JOLIET, Ill. -- Kyle Busch couldn't have predicted this, and Joe Gibbs wouldn't have dared. Seven Sprint Cup Series victories already? For a driver new to his team? For a team new to its manufacturer? No, that would have been unrealistic to expect. But not impossible to do. "Just getting used to everything was going to be weird, but it's all kind of falling into place," Busch said after pulling off a masterful pass on...

2008-07-12 18:00:06

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 12--GREEN BAY -- One of the subjects general manager Ted Thompson refused to address was the willingness of the Packers to trade Brett Favre should the quarterback apply for reinstatement. Thompson made it clear to Favre that he would not release him and that if Favre wanted to play again he was open to carrying him on the roster. But he also said that Aaron Rodgers was his starting quarterback and refused to say whether he and coach...

2008-07-12 12:00:22

Pilots for Midwest Airlines Saturday feared the U.S. airline would soon file for bankruptcy after failing to reach a collective bargaining agreement with them. Jay Schnedorf, chairman of the Air Line Pilots Association's Midwest Airlines chapter, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he believes Midwest is not bargaining in good faith and is instead is looking for a better deal through a bankruptcy filing. Schnedorf told the newspaper the pilot's union has offered to concede several...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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