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2008-07-26 18:00:20

By Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 26--A highway closure as part of the Marquette Interchange project is causing bumper-to-bumper traffic downtown today, and delays can be expected until at least 6 p.m., according to the project Web site. I-43 southbound will remain closed until noon just past the McKinley/Fond du Lac exit, then from noon to 6 p.m. just past the I-94 west ramp to Madison, both for final paving and lane alignment. As part of the full freeway closure, the...

2008-07-26 12:00:39

By Tom Heinen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 26--Although this year's African World Festival has been canceled, its Catholic Mass is going ahead as scheduled at 10 a.m. Aug. 3 for people to pray for the event's return and for solutions to the challenges the city's black community faces. "It is important for us as a community to forge ahead, to be a presence at the Henry Maier festival grounds," said Mary Words, who with Schauneille Allen co-chairs the liturgy planning committee. "We...

2008-07-26 12:00:35

By John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 26--As a boy, Shen Zhenyao could drink from the river in his village near the eastern coast of China. Today, the 42-year-old Shen is a water scientist whose childhood river festers with pollution. He found himself in Milwaukee on Friday with a 30-member delegation of Chinese government engineers and scholars who wound down a weeklong visit to Wisconsin to study the state's water-treatment and water-management polices. "The United States is...

2008-07-26 12:00:30

By Steven Walters, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 26--MADISON -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party on Friday replaced a national convention delegate for saying that she planned to vote for Republican Sen. John McCain for president in November instead of Sen. Barack Obama. The unanimous conference-call vote of the Democratic Party's Administrative Committee removed as a convention delegate Debra Bartoshevich -- the first time in the nation a state party has taken such action....

2008-07-25 12:00:55

By Greg Borowski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 25--Willkommen to Freitag, ladies and gentlemen. Yes, there's still plenty of time to get your Ooom Pah on, with German Fest continuing through the weekend at the lakefront. And that's just part of the weekend smorgasbord. But first, a nutritious helping of news. State Democratic officials will meet by conference call today to decide on the status of a Hillary Clinton delegate to the party's national convention who says she plans to...

2008-07-25 03:00:43

By Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 25--ZBB Energy Corp. of Menomonee Falls and a California company plan to link up solar panels with a fuel-cell energy storage system, with the aim of providing renewable power to medical offices and schools in rural parts of western and central Africa. The maker of high-efficiency fuel cells said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with privately held Envision Solar International of La Jolla, Calif., to combine ZBB's fuel-cell...

2008-07-24 03:00:00

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 24--While cuts by Midwest Airlines will leave travelers from Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport with fewer nonstop destinations, other carriers are moving to fill some of those gaps. Since Midwest announced its cuts Sunday, AirTran Airways has said it will add flights to Baltimore, Florida and Las Vegas. Northwest Airlines Corp. will add nonstop service to Los Angeles. With the Midwest service cuts that take effect Sept. 8, and...

2008-07-24 03:00:00

By Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 24--The fight to keep invasive species out of the Great Lakes picked up some steam Wednesday. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a coalition of environment groups, backed by some Great Lakes states, that sued the federal government to begin regulating ballast water like any other pollutant under the Clean Water Act. The decision followed a lower court's ruling three years ago that the Environmental Protection Agency had...

2008-07-23 03:00:00

By Steven Walters, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 23--MADISON -- Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle on Tuesday accused Republican presidential candidate John McCain of telling "the big lie" by running a TV ad blaming his Democratic opponent, Barack Obama, for high gasoline prices. In a conference call with reporters, Doyle and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said McCain was trying to divert attention from his failure over 26 years in Congress to develop energy policies that would focus...

2008-07-23 03:00:43

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 23--AirTran Airways is expected to announce today plans to beef up its service from Milwaukee to Baltimore and to several Florida destinations -- a reaction to coming service cuts by Midwest Airlines. AirTran plans to convert its Baltimore seasonal service to year-around service, according to a source familiar with the airline's plans. The Orlando, Fla.-based carrier will drop flights to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., as of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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