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2008-08-02 03:00:15

By Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 2--Sediments that were laced with contaminated chemicals from the city's industrial past have been removed from the Milwaukee River in Lincoln Park. The $1.1 million project in front of the Blatz Pavilion was completed July 19, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. The cleanup of more than one acre of riverbed is the first step in a larger project estimated to cost up to $36 million that will remove polychlorinated...

2008-08-01 18:00:35

By Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 1--A gift from the trust of two late Appleton philanthropists will endow a new scholarship fund at Lawrence University for students from low-income families beginning in fall 2009, officials announced today. The $1.125 million gift from the trust of Amond "Ralph" and Marjorie Ballinger establishes an endowment for the Raymond C. Krueger Industrialist Scholarship. The university will pay out awards using the interest on the fund. Lawrence...

2008-08-01 18:00:02

By Sharif Durhams and Linda Spice, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 1--Emergency personnel at the scene of the shooting where three people were killed. Photo/AP Niagara -- Authorities say they believe Scott Johnson, 38, of Iron Mountain, Mich., shot and killed three teenagers Thursday in northern Wisconsin, according to the Marinette County Sheriff's Department. Johnson, wearing camouflage and carrying a knife and a rifle, threw down the rifle and was arrested by officers at 8:50 a.m....

2008-08-01 12:00:34

By Steven Walters, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 1--RACINE -- During a stop in a must-win region of Wisconsin, Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Thursday personally accused Democratic rival Barack Obama of making race an issue in the campaign. In an interview with Wisconsin reporters after a town hall meeting in Racine, McCain backed his campaign manager, Rick Davis, who said that Obama's public reference to not looking like other presidents was "playing the race...

2008-08-01 03:00:29

By Keegan Kyle, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 1--PUBLIC INVESTIGATOR: TAKING TIPS, CHASING LEADS, SOLVING PROBLEMS In a city like Milwaukee where hundreds of high school students drop out every year, there's a market for businesses to offer quick-fix diplomas. That's why Midwest Adult Academy set up shop at 6114 W. Capitol Drive and started selling high school equivalency tests for $150. Just take home a few tests, return them with a passing score, and congratulations! Shariamor...

2008-08-01 03:00:17

By Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 1--If you want to dine out -- out on the patio, that is -- consider these, a mix of established restaurants and two new ones: 18380 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield (262) 439-8200; agavegrille.net Open seven days for lunch and dinner A large walled courtyard looking like a hacienda's holds Agave's patio. Nearly at its center is an open structure that houses a bar with seating. To one side is a popular lounge area, with a fireplace...

2008-08-01 03:00:14

By Tom Heinen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 1--Bishop Adolphus Allen interacted at the highest levels of the nation's largest Pentecostal denomination but never lost sight of the everyday needs of people in southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Converted in the Church of God in Christ while working at Briggs & Stratton, he founded what is now Greater Little Hill Church of God in Christ in 1970 and rose to become bishop of the Wisconsin Northwest Jurisdiction and treasurer of the...

2008-08-01 03:00:02

By Elie Dolgin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 1--Researchers are one step closer to reprogramming skin cells into tailor-made, healthy replacements for diseased cells. Applying the technique first developed by James Thomson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University, scientists at Harvard and Columbia universities reported online Thursday in the journal Science that they had turned skin cells from two elderly patients with the neurodegenerative...

2008-07-31 18:00:29

By Diana Marrero, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--WASHINGTON -- The Great Lakes Compact could gain Senate approval as early as today if Republican leaders agree to fast-track the eight-state water agreement. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, has asked Senate colleagues to consider approving the bill under a process known as "unanimous consent." But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has not yet agreed to that approach. Even if he does,...

2008-07-31 18:00:29

By Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--Construction delays have hit the new coal-fired power plant under construction in Oak Creek, We Energies announced today. Bechtel Power Corp. is now projecting that the first new boiler at Oak Creek, scheduled to open in September 2009, will open three months late. The second boiler, scheduled to open in September 2010, is now slated to open in August 2010, utility Chairman Gale Klappa said. If that schedule holds, We Energies...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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