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2008-06-25 03:02:38

By Art City, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 25--Riverwest is a virgin no more. The longtime affordable home to many of the city's artists, musicians and creatives has experienced its first true act of gentrification. That it's the guys from Alterra Coffee Roasters who have brought an unprecedented act of urban renewal to the rough-and-tumble neighborhood makes it kind of sweet, though. The homegrown bean roasters have made a genuine commitment with their $3.7 million commercial...

2008-06-25 03:00:00

By Elie Dolgin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 25--University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemist Doug Weibel has won the prestigious Searle Scholar Award, a prize recognizing academic excellence of young faculty in medicine, chemistry and the biological sciences. The award nets Weibel $300,000 over the next three years in research funding, one of the top monetary prizes available in the biomedical sciences. "Doug has a very broad scientific program that he's developed here," said Ron...

2008-06-24 12:02:48

By Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 24--With 22 Wisconsin counties declared disaster areas because of the recent floods, farmers across the state are struggling with poor crops and high livestock feed prices that threaten to put some people out of business. Crop insurance adjusters are busy assessing damages, and some replanting is under way where the water has receded, according to the weekly Wisconsin crop report issued Monday by the United States Department of...

2008-06-23 03:00:23

By Dani McClain, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 23--When Kevin Blackman joined the peer jury at James Madison Academic Campus this past school year, the 19-year-old senior worried his classmates would call him a snitch. After all, he and the other dozen students in the inaugural group would rule on disputes involving classmates accused of disrupting class, bullying or truancy -- traditionally the work of an assistant principal. But being on the jury turned Blackman into a hero, not a...

2008-06-23 03:00:17

By Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 23--Pianist Jeewon Park, an 11th-hour substitute at Sunday's Summer Evenings of Music concert, fit right in with violinist Efim Boico, violist Yuri Gandelsman and cellist Wolfgang Laufer. They played Brahms' Quartet No. 1 in G minor, an explosive piece with a virtuoso piano part. In the allegros, particularly the crazed gypsy dances of the last movement, they created an entirely credible impression of wild abandon, even amid impeccable...

2008-06-23 03:00:16

By Dave Tianen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 23--It was perhaps a paltry miracle for a wizard of his stature, but on Saturday night, Les Paul moved the island of Manhattan 740 miles west. As every serious jazzer and guitar maven can tell you, every Monday night, the Wizard of Waukesha holds court at a Manhattan club called the Iridium. But Paul was back in town over the weekend for the opening of Discovery World's new Les Paul's House of Sound exhibit and a benefit concert at the...

2008-06-23 03:00:04

By Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 23--Plans for wireless Internet access blanketing Milwaukee have stalled and won't be completed unless major financial sponsors step forward -- something that doesn't seem likely, city officials say, as similar systems are failing. For all practical purposes, the plans have "stopped dead in the water," Ald. Robert Baumann said, adding that city government has no intention of sinking millions of dollars into a Wi-Fi wireless system. "It...

2008-06-22 03:00:16

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 22--Joe Zoeller flies every six weeks or so because of his job as an Appleton-based account manager for Cisco Systems Inc., so he's painfully aware of his declining choices. Zoeller flies out of Outagamie County Regional Airport in Appleton, Wisconsin's fourth-busiest airport. He recalls the convenience of being able to leave Appleton and arrive in Cincinnati by 9 a.m. That early arrival was a big help in getting Zoeller's day off to a good...

2008-06-21 03:00:21

By Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 21--CUSTER -- Rolling fields in central Wisconsin are a renewable energy mecca, where enthusiasts return each summer solstice to reconnect and recharge. But more and more, thanks to skyrocketing energy prices, people coming to the annual Energy Fair are looking to make -- or save -- a buck. Tim Thompson, a Janesville dealer of all-electric cars, was swarmed Friday, answering questions from a line of people curious about the...

2008-06-21 03:00:15

By Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 21--Many parents returning from military duty overseas take their kids to Disney World or on an up-north getaway, but Chris Kitchen is reconnecting with his son and daughter in a novel way. He's acting with them in a Shorewood Players production of "Jesus Christ Superstar." A naval reserve commander who sings bass, Kitchen traded in his Navy uniform for the robes of an apostle while his daughter Madison, 11, and son Benjamin, 8, perform in...


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