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2008-08-05 03:00:46

By Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 5--A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been awarded an $8.9 million federal grant to investigate the fundamental power of embryonic stem cells and cells that have been reprogrammed to an embryonic state: their ability to become any cell in the human body. The Wisconsin grant was among three announced by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health. The grant...

2008-08-05 03:00:00

By Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 5--An area doctor is planning to open a "concierge" medical office -- a practice in which doctors agree to see a limited number of patients -- in Mequon with help from an Arizona start-up that has strong Wisconsin connections. Mark W. Niedfeldt, an associate professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin who is on the staff at Froedtert and several other area hospitals, plans to open the Port Washington Road office on Oct. 1....

2008-08-05 03:00:20

By Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 5--The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation on Monday released a list of eight proposed locations for the school's new dorm in Milwaukee's east side and Riverwest neighborhoods, with sites as far west as the Holton Terrace apartments and as far east as the old Prospect Mall. Eight developers responded last month to the foundation's request for proposals issued in May. The foundation released the names of locations and...

2008-08-04 21:00:23

By Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 4--Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) has won contracts valued at $100 million to cut energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and boost supplies of renewable energy at two of the federal government's four energy laboratories. The Department of Energy announced $140 million in energy efficiency improvements at DOE facilities that will help the government save $13 million a year in energy costs. At the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak...

2008-08-04 12:01:04

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 4--Former Miller Brewing Co. President Norman Adami, who retired from SABMiller Plc, Miller's corporate parent, last fall, is returning to SABMiller to assume the position of managing director and chairman of its South African operations, it was announced today. Adami, 53, joined the company, then known as South African Breweries, in 1979 and has held a number of executive positions. He was head of the company's South African operations...

2008-08-04 03:00:32

By Dani McClain, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 4--Enrollment in Milwaukee Head Start programs is expected to pick up this month, as parents scramble to get their 3- and 4-year-olds into the federally subsidized early childhood education program. About a third of the more than 4,000 spots citywide are still open, according to Head Start managers at Milwaukee Public Schools and the Social Development Commission, the two institutions that administer the program locally. Starting today,...

2008-08-04 03:00:32

By Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 4--DANBURY -- Clay and Charlie Gess stand ready at the fire, a graham cracker in each hand. Mom doles out the chocolate squares, Dad the smoldering marshmallows. The brothers twist them shut and dig in, laughing at the saccharine goo oozing from their faces and fingers. Maybe they'll remember it; maybe they won't, these little boys, as their childhood years give way to school and sports and girls and cars. But their parents will,...

2008-08-04 03:00:32

By Elie Dolgin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 4--Nearly one-quarter of the human stem cell lines approved for federal funding by the Bush administration may have serious ethical problems, according to a report by University of Wisconsin-Madison bioethicist Robert Streiffer. Streiffer reviewed the informed consent forms of the 21 embryonic stem cell lines eligible for taxpayer dollars and concluded that five of the lines were marred by major ethical concerns. "There was a range of...

2008-08-03 18:00:02

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 3--GREEN BAY -- ESPN is reporting that commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated Brett Favre. The report is coming from the Favre camp and has not been confirmed by the National Football League or the Packers. It's unclear whether the move was made to force Favre and the Packers to reach a resolution or was a breakdown in negotiations with the 10-year, $20 million marketing and promotions deal. ESPN reported that Favre will fly to...

2008-08-03 03:00:17

By Geeta Sharma Jensen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 3--The title story in Elizabeth Berg's new collection, "The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted," starts like this: "I began at Dunkin' Donuts. I hadn't gone there since I started Weight Watchers a year ago because I had to lose weight; my doctor made me go . . . ." And it goes on to riff about food -- doughnuts, and hot dogs, and tamales, and on and on -- with descriptions so laser-perfect familiar you begin to recognize the character...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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