Latest Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Stories

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.

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.

2008-07-23 03:00:41

By Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 23--A newly formed group is starting up a new annual international film festival in Milwaukee. The group, Milwaukee Film, announced Tuesday that it will hold a series of events and screenings this fall, and promised to hold a film festival in 2009.

2008-07-23 03:00:32

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 23--Midwest Airlines customer Dennis Stevenson, following the carrier's advice, hit the company's Web site Monday to request a refund for a canceled flight.

2008-07-22 21:00:24

By Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 22--Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Tom Wolfgram today ordered a Milwaukee contractor to pay $215,000 for violating state environmental laws while working on a bluff stabilization project along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Mequon. Anton J.

2008-07-22 18:00:30

By Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 22--The federal government has given Milwaukee $1.3 million to evaluate and clean up environmentally contaminated properties, Mayor Tom Barrett said today.

2008-07-22 03:00:23

By Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 22--Ensemble Musical Offering, Joan Parsley's period-instrument group, has in recent seasons focused on the most intimate of venues, the private home -- especially Parsley's own Wauwatosa residence.

2008-07-21 15:00:53

By Amy Hetzner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 21--Believe it or not, walking the halls of local high schools this summer are students not forced to make up courses they flunked in the spring, but ones who maybe -- just maybe -- want to be there.

2008-07-21 12:00:44

By Sharif Durhams, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 21--Floodwaters that chewed through Lake Delton's shoreline next to a dam last month took all the lake's water, five homes and the lake's tourism economy downstream.

2008-07-21 03:00:37

By Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 21--Fewer students are graduating from Milwaukee Area Technical College's practical nursing program at a time when nurses are in high demand.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.