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2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 4--A Minneapolis company that converts environmentally contaminated properties into new offices, industrial buildings and other developments, is pursuing plans to build housing on a West Allis landfill site. Real Estate Recycling Inc. is creating plans for the 20-acre site south of W. Morgan Ave. and west of S. 116th St., said Jeff Hall, company president. The site is a small portion of the city of West Allis that is completely surrounded by...

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Alex Lundy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 4--The Milwaukee County Parks Department has given summer jobs to border collies, to make the shore at Bradford Beach less hospitable to E. coli-spreading gulls. "The beach had such a challenge with the seagulls," Parks Director Sue Black said. "This is a low-tech solution. It's been very, very successful." The program started two weeks ago as part of an effort to improve the beach's environment. Gull droppings on the beach contain E. coli...

2008-07-03 03:00:25

By Amy Rinard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 3--OCONOMOWOC -- A number of people are interested in purchasing the Oconomowoc School District's old middle school building, and an offer to purchase the building may be accepted soon, School Board President Don Wiemer said. "I'm hoping we can get an accepted offer within the next 30 days," he said. The School Board is scheduled to meet next week with people who have expressed an interested in buying the 86-year-old structure, which is a...

2008-07-03 03:00:21

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 3--The chief executive officer of Midwest Air Group Inc. says he's taking a 40% pay cut as part of the company's restructuring, a plan that includes demands for even deeper pay cuts from union pilots and flight attendants. CEO Timothy Hoeksema made that statement in a memo sent Wednesday to employees of Midwest Air, which operates Midwest Airlines and Midwest Connect. The carrier, battered by record-high fuel prices, hopes to restructure its...

2008-07-03 03:00:20

By Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 3--Bharatnatyam, the classical dance of India, grows from roots in 2,500 years of Hindu temple dancing. Its branches reach all the way to Fond du Lac, where Maya Kailas has made Bharatnatyam a big part of her life. Maya, 16, has just capped nine years of formal training with guru Kripa Bhaskaran, who has Indian dance studios in Pewaukee, Brookfield and Madison. Saturday, Kailas gave her graduation recital, or arangetram. Maya would have...

2008-07-02 12:00:34

By Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 2--Automakers couldn't make enough cars last month to keep up with consumers' newfound love of anything that gets good gas mileage. Gas prices near or above $4 a gallon for much of the month resulted in double-digit sales declines for most automakers in June. Shoppers avoided large SUVs and pickup trucks and couldn't find enough high-MPG cars, analysts said. Both Toyota and General Motors were unable to keep up with demand, as...

2008-07-02 03:00:29

By Stacy Forster, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 2--MADISON -- When Nathaniel Wright wanted to move out of a nursing home last year, he faced a yearlong waiting list for a group home. But through the state's Family Care program, Wright, 56, moved in January to a Pleasant Prairie adult family home, where he lives with three other people and a live-in aide. "He wanted to have his own place, and that's all he was really concerned about," said Alice Wright of Kenosha, Nathaniel Wright's...

2008-07-01 03:00:34

By Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 1--While state legislators attack reformulated gas in southeastern Wisconsin for its cost and waning effectiveness, something else is brewing in gas pumps in the rest of the state that has the potential, if not a promise, to stir statewide controversy. It's all centered on ethanol. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warned three years ago that blending 10% ethanol into the state's regular-grade fuel supply -- without...

2008-07-01 03:00:28

By Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 1--Milwaukee Area Technical College President Darnell Cole will get a 5.2% increase in his total compensation package and a two-year contract extension under a plan approved Monday by the school's board of directors. Cole will take home $223,675 in base salary, plus a retirement supplement, travel allowance and stipend that bring his total pay to $259,131, starting today. That package does not include contributions to Cole's retirement...

2008-07-01 03:00:24

By Dave Tianen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 1--She has all the signs of a superstar in training. Alicia Keys is young -- 27 -- talented, sophisticated, beautiful, heavily laden with Grammys and very very busy. Tuesday night she'll be at Summerfest's Marcus Amphitheater as part of her summer tour in support of last year's "As I Am" album. This fall, her third movie, in which she co-stars with Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson, is set for release, and there are several more in...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.