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2008-07-20 03:00:30

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 20--Financially troubled Midwest Airlines releases its fall schedule today with service cuts, particularly to leisure destinations, that are the steepest in its 24-year history. The changes take effect Sept. 8. Some customers who have purchased tickets for flights that are being canceled may be rescheduled on other flights; others will be entitled to refunds. The new schedule reflects big cuts in service to Florida, the West Coast and...

2008-07-20 03:00:29

By Joanne Weintraub, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 20--Everyone's mad about "Mad Men." AMC's year-old drama set in the Madison Avenue of the early '60s walked off with three Television Critics Association Awards Saturday, capping a week in which the stylish, provocative series also scored 16 Emmy nominations, including best drama, best starring and supporting actors in a drama and best set design. The TCA, made up of about 200 North American TV critics, honored the basic-cable show,...

2008-07-20 03:00:00

By Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 20--Except for my one and only Polar Bear Plunge in 2004, I can't remember the last time I was at Bradford Beach. And not just driving past. I mean really at Bradford Beach -- sunning on a blanket, walking on the hot sand, spiking a volleyball and swimming in chilly Lake Michigan if one dares. I grew up here, and there was a time when you couldn't get much cooler near the lake than Bradford Beach. Dick Bacon was its king. It was skin...

2008-07-20 03:00:11

By Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 20--GREEN BAY -- No one wanted to talk about him and no one wanted to talk about that, but the fact that Brett Favre even showed up says something about the ties to this Green Bay Packers franchise that bind. Months ago, then-retired Favre promised his longtime friend and road roommate of 12 years, former center Frank Winters, that he would present him for the Packers Hall of Fame induction ceremony. And even though the longtime Packers...

2008-07-18 18:00:28

By Sharif Durhams, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 18--The latest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight," is the widest release of any film on record. Yet some Milwaukee theater managers who had midnight showings of the film said they wished they had it on more screens. "We could have sold it out three times," said Brian Henry, owner of the Fox Bay Cinema Grill in Whitefish Bay. Tickets for his theater's premiere of the film sold out by mid-day Thursday. Henry said he must have had 50...

2008-07-18 03:00:27

By Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 18--National forest planners are proposing to close motorized access to 55% of the roads in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The plan is designed to protect the ecology of the sprawling northern forest, but some motor sports enthusiasts and outdoorsmen say they will lose access to many remote areas. "I don't know if hunters or fishermen realize the impact that this will have on their form of recreation," said John Schnorr,...

2008-07-18 03:00:23

By Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 18--Lest you think restaurants are in the summer doldrums, at least several are changing things up a little. Balzac Wine Bar, off E. Brady St. at 1716 N. Arlington Place, is making some seasonal menu changes, starting Wednesday. It will keep the old favorites such as Firecracker Shrimp but is adding dishes such as a duck salad for $9 and halibut served with mango salsa for $17, manager Peter Bressert said. Menu items are added with...

2008-07-17 21:00:34

By Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 17--A man once suspected in the murder of a popular bartender at a west side tavern was convicted today of an unrelated charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Pam Roberts, 58, was beaten to death on Feb. 26 while working at Coop's Tiny Tap, 5501 W. Vliet St. Joel Cecil Cain was arrested on March 6 on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide in the case. Cain has never been charged with the homicide, but three...

2008-07-17 18:00:13

By Sharif Durhams, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 17--Carlene and Duane Schultz thought creating a corn maze featuring Brett Favre's image on a Wisconsin farm would be anything but controversial. The husband and wife said Favre is still welcome at the Schultz's Country Barn in Eleva, even though they've received a few grumbling comments after the quarterback said he was considering a comeback and wanted a release from the Packers. The Schultzes have had mazes created in their...

2008-07-17 03:00:38

By Dan Benson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 17--PORT WASHINGTON -- In an ongoing attempt to financially support the Ozaukee County-owned Lasata Care Center nursing home, county officials have introduced a $12.74 million proposal to build an assisted-living facility and remodel the existing care center on the Lasata campus in Cedarburg. In a presentation to the County Board on Wednesday, consultants and members of the county Aging and Long Term Care Committee explained that a new...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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