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2008-06-21 03:00:09

By Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 21--WAUKESHA -- Another downtown store owner stands accused by police of conducting illicit activity through his business. Police are seeking three counts of delivery of marijuana against the 46-year-old owner of a downtown candle shop. The merchant, James A. Juhay, who was named in a search warrant returned Friday to Waukesha County Circuit Court, likely will remain in jail over the weekend, and the case will be referred to the...

2008-06-20 03:00:28

By Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 20--WAUKESHA -- The north end of Frame Park is in good shape to host the annual Fiesta Waukesha celebration this weekend, Everett Bunzel of the city Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry said Thursday. The city had monitored the site all week to determine if it would tolerate heavy foot traffic from the popular Hispanic festival that's a major fund-raiser for La Casa de Esperanza, a social service agency founded in 1966....

2008-06-20 03:00:00

By Lee Bergquist and Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 20--Rains and widespread flooding earlier this month prompted 161 Wisconsin communities to discharge hundreds of millions of gallons of untreated sewage into waterways, the state Department of Natural Resources said. The onslaught of water also washed untold quantities of manure, fertilizer, fuel, chemicals and other pollutants into streams and lakes. The total volume of sewer overflows is not yet known, but large-scale...

2008-06-18 03:00:37

By Jacqui Seibel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 18--WAUKESHA -- A 16-year-old girl from Norway wanted to study in the United States so she could improve her English. Instead she was placed in a host family's home that made her so uncomfortable that she says her experience here was horrible. "I feel scared, I look around me all the time, it was horrible to stay here, I felt I couldn't handle any more," the girl, now 17, testified Tuesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court during the first...

2008-06-18 03:00:18

By Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 18--U.S. and Canadian officials will be in Wisconsin this week for two public hearings on the persistently low Lake Michigan water levels. The International Joint Commission, a binational group created to help the two countries manage their shared waters, is in the middle of a five-year study of how to better manage the waters in Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. The three big lakes have been at or near their historical lows in the past...

2008-06-18 03:00:00

By Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 18--LAKE DELTON -- The beach at Baker's Sunset Bay Resort is bigger than it used to be, Lake Delton Water Sports has plenty of boats to rent and tourists are flocking here to see the new attraction. That's the good news. The downside is that much of Sunset Bay's beach used to lie underneath Lake Delton, which, until last week Monday, was filled with pontoons, fishing boats and wave runners rented by Lake Delton Water Sports. Now,...

2008-06-16 03:00:24

By Amy Hetzner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 16--Students raised speaking languages other than English have been a steadily growing part of Wisconsin's population, but few were prepared for this finding when the state adopted a new test for identifying such children a few years ago: The school districts of Racine and St. Francis surged ahead of Milwaukee Public Schools, each with a higher percentage of their students labeled English language learners, in the 2005-'06 school year....

2008-06-16 03:00:20

By Doris Hajewski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 16--SHEBOYGAN FALLS -- Getting consumers to taste the product has been a key to Johnsonville Sausage's marketing strategy for years. Now the Wisconsin-based sausage maker is taking the effort to a new level, with Orya, a chain of bratwurst restaurants in Shanghai. China is an interesting place to try to sell brats, said Bill Morgan, Johnsonville's president. The question, whenever Johnsonville tries to start selling in a new...

2008-06-15 15:00:12

By Eugene Kane, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 15--It's hard to imagine it's been slightly more than a week since an African-American wrapped up the Democratic nomination to run for president of the United States for the first time in history. It was a landmark achievement in American politics that sparked genuine euphoria in many circles -- both black and white -- across the nation and the globe. I was traveling at the time and didn't get to write a newspaper column about my torrent of...

2008-06-14 03:00:27

By Susanne Rust, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 14--A scientific advisory board, charged with reviewing a federal report on the risks of a chemical found in baby bottles and aluminum cans, downgraded that report's level of concern. The National Toxicology Program issued a report this spring stating there was evidence indicating the chemical, bisphenol A, was of some concern for neural and behavioral development in fetuses, infants and children. It also expressed some concern about the...


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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