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2008-07-30 09:00:58

MILWAUKEE _ Midwest Airlines pilot Gerald Earwood was flying about 100 miles west of New York when he first noticed what seemed like wisps of smoke coming off the World Trade Center. Roughly 15 minutes later, Earwood and co-pilot Eric Fjelstad were frantically maneuvering their DC-9 jet to avoid colliding with United Airlines Flight 175, the second airplane to hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Their work, following orders from air traffic controllers, saved the lives of about 30...

2008-07-30 03:00:43

By Larry Sandler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 30--Milwaukee's public health nurses and librarians pleaded Tuesday with Mayor Tom Barrett not to cut their services and their jobs in next year's city budget. Barrett responded that he valued the Health Department and the Milwaukee Public Library but that he also was reluctant to ask much more from taxpayers who are already struggling with rising food and fuel prices -- and in some cases facing the loss of their own jobs. The tough...

2008-07-30 03:00:28

By Nick Halter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 30--A Milwaukee Common Council committee Tuesday backed the sale of additional Lake Michigan water to New Berlin. The Public Works Committee voted 4-1 to recommend a 20-year agreement to send water to the middle part of New Berlin, which has radium in its groundwater. At issue was the relatively unknown value of water, and how Milwaukee can harness that value in negotiations with suburbs in the future. Ald. Michael Murphy said the...

2008-07-30 03:00:28

By Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 30--MEQUON -- Bald eagles will be assured of a permanent, secluded nesting area in the Milwaukee metropolitan area now that the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust has purchased a heavily wooded ravine and bluff on the Lake Michigan shore only a few miles north of the Milwaukee County border. The conservation organization acquired the 23-acre natural area -- home of the first successfully nesting bald eagles in the metropolitan area in more than 100...

2008-07-30 03:00:19

By John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 30--CHICAGO -- The first Alzheimer's drug that actually may arrest the progress of the disease showed promising results in early clinical trial research presented Tuesday in Chicago. The drug, which has been around since the 1930s and is used to treat urinary tract infections and also to make blue ink, allowed people with moderate Alzheimer's disease to remain stable for nearly two years while those who got a placebo continued to decline,...

2008-07-29 00:00:00

By John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 29--Despite similar cholesterol levels and higher smoking rates than American men, Japanese men die from heart disease at half the rate -- and the reason may be the higher amount of fish rich in omega-3 fats, says new research published today. A new study looked at levels of omega-3 fats, such as those found in fish, and the buildup of plaque in the arteries of 868 middle-age Japanese men living in Japan, Japanese men living in the United...

2008-07-29 00:00:34

By Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 28--Citing weakening demand for its products, record fuel costs and near-record fiber costs, Wausau Paper Corp. (WPP) reported a net loss for the second quarter on sinking sales. The Mosinee-based papermaker reported this afternoon that it had a net loss of $9.6 million, or 20 cents a share, for the three months ended June 30, down from a net gain of $4.8 million, or 9 cents a share, the year before. Sales for the latest quarter dropped...

2008-07-27 03:00:35

By Mary Zahn and Ben Poston, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 27--UNSAFE HAVEN -- A WATCHDOG REPORT ON TROUBLED NURSING HOMES First of two parts Dozens of nursing homes in Wisconsin have been cited for improper care after the deaths of 56 residents since 2005 -- a period marked by a dramatic surge in serious violations around the state, a Journal Sentinel investigation found. Lapses in care were also noted after hundreds of elderly or disabled nursing home residents were found with...

2008-07-27 03:00:35

By Mary Zahn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 27--Bonnie Zabel is administrator of Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown, one of the nearly 140 nursing homes in Wisconsin that have had no serious citations in recent years. She is also a registered nurse and is on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, an organization that represents nonprofit homes in the state. She was recently interviewed by the Journal Sentinel. Q. The number of...

2008-07-27 03:00:27

By Dave Tianen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 27--It is easy to see why they don't want to go off-duty. The Police are clearly having a ball. Friday night the long-running caravan that is the Police reunion tour finally made it to Milwaukee and the Marcus Amphitheater. Reviving long dead rock titans is always a risky undertaking. Anybody remember the frosty enterprise known as the 2003 Simon and Garfunkel reunion tour? That one had all the warmth of a child custody hearing. But even...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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