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2008-07-12 03:00:21

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 12--The corporate parent of Midwest Airlines appears headed toward a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, the head of the company's pilots union said Friday. Jay Schnedorf, chairman of the Air Line Pilots Association's Midwest Airlines chapter, reached that conclusion based on the company's response to the union's proposal on possible wage cuts. In a statement issued to chapter members, Schnedorf said Midwest Air Group Inc., the airline's...

2008-07-12 03:00:20

By Jan Uebelherr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 12--Did you hear about the new baby at the zoo? Sure, everyone knows about Mahal the orangutan, and he's a great reason to visit the Milwaukee County Zoo. But there are other animals -- and yes, other zoo babies -- living there. Consider the 2-month-old baby Baird's tapir named Chac. This animal looks like "a huge pig, with stripes and spots," says Bruce Beehler of the zoo. Currently, Chac the tapir looks like "a walking watermelon" with...

2008-07-12 03:00:12

By Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 12--HUDSON -- In a first-of-its-kind event for his campaign, a town hall meeting for women only, Republican John McCain argued Friday that "when you cut through all (of Democrat Barack Obama's) smooth rhetoric," McCain's economic agenda of business tax cuts, lower spending and expanded trade makes him a better candidate for women than Obama. Lauding Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign, and even hailing the first female speaker of...

2008-07-12 03:00:11

By John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 12--General Electric Co. reported Friday that second-quarter net income fell 6% while its Healthcare division improved from the prior quarter. The industrial, finance and media conglomerate said profit from continuing operations fell to $5.39 billion from $5.61 billion a year earlier. On a per-share basis, earnings were unchanged at 54 cents. Those figures exclude discontinued operations at a company that's been in an extended period of...

2008-07-12 03:00:02

By Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 12--After 16 years together, two Super Bowls, one championship, three MVP seasons and 275 consecutive starts; after a generation of fans grew up knowing only one number -- 4 -- at quarterback; it appears the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre are headed for a bitter, messy divorce. Several sources have confirmed that Favre wants to return to the National Football League to play for an 18th season, thus reversing the decision he made to...

2008-07-11 21:00:15

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 11--The corporate parent of Midwest Airlines appears headed toward a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, the head of the company's pilots union said today. Jay Schnedorf, chairman of the Air Line Pilots Association Midwest Airlines chapter, reached that conclusion based on the company's response to the union's proposal on possible wage cuts. In response, the company issued a statement saying it is "continuing to talk with the union despite...

2008-07-11 18:00:13

By Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 11--HUDSON -- In a first of its kind event for his campaign, a "town hall" meeting for women only, Republican John McCain argued that "when you cut through all (of Democrat Barack Obama's) smooth rhetoric," McCain's economic agenda of business tax cuts, lower spending and expanded trade makes him a better candidate for women than Obama. Lauding Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign, and even hailing the first woman Speaker of the...

2008-07-11 12:00:22

By John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 11--General Electric Co. (GE) reported today that second-quarter net income fell 6%, but its Healthcare division improved from the prior quarter. GE said profit from continuing operations fell to $5.4 billion from $5.6 billion a year earlier. On a per-share basis, earnings were unchanged at 54 cents. Those figures exclude discontinued operations at a company that's been in a perpetual state of restructuring and more changes were...

2008-07-11 09:00:59

By Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 11--A solar oven designed by a Whitefish Bay man and his college roommate has won an international entrepreneurial competition for its potential to improve the lives of Africa's poorest people. It's a single piece of reflective plastic that folds into a cone the size of a laundry basket, explained John Duffy Tilleman, a 2004 graduate of Whitefish Bay High School and recent graduate of Brown University. The cone is aimed at the sun to...

2008-07-11 09:00:23

By Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 11--Wisconsin voters this week have been treated to the first skirmish in the general election ad wars, with dueling spots from the GOP and Democrat Barack Obama over gas prices, drilling, nuclear power and America's dependence on foreign oil. What do these opening salvos tell us about the 2008 campaign? --That Wisconsin remains a front-line target for the GOP despite recent polls showing Obama with a double-digit lead over Republican...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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