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2008-07-31 03:00:27

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 31--Summer months are a boom time for food-borne illnesses, and county health inspectors have the data to prove it. Jim Steinhoff, a sanitarian and food inspector for the La Crosse County Health De-partment, said he was disappointed that many restaurants had more than 10 violations in the second quarter of 2008 -- about 12 percent of those inspected in the three months. "It's a real bad quarter," Steinhoff said. "There's more food-borne...

2008-07-30 03:00:28

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 30--GALESVILLE, Wis. -- A 6-year-old Galesville boy is the Coulee Region's first reported La Crosse encephalitis case this summer. Health officials first thought the boy was infected with the West Nile virus, but the encephalitis diagnosis was confirmed Tuesday by officials at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, where the boy is hospitalized. Dave Geske, La Crosse County mosquito control officer, said he and his staff surveyed the...

2008-07-25 03:00:46

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 25--Gundersen Lutheran will start construction on a second parking structure near the hospital this fall. Jerry Arndt, Gundersen Lutheran senior vice president of business services, said the structure for 500 patient cars will be west of the hospital on the other side of the railroad tracks, and access will be from Seventh Street. "This is a hospital ramp that is still in design," Arndt said, saying the new parking structure also could...

2008-07-24 03:00:59

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 24--Franciscan Skemp Healthcare will open a $9 million center that officials said will change the way emergency and urgent care services are delivered to patients. The Emergency and Urgent Care Center will open Aug. 6. The 15,000-square-foot facility will be located in the north end of the Center for Advanced Medicine and Surgery on Market Street and West Avenue. "This is a fundamentally different model designed to make sure the patient...

2008-07-22 03:00:42

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 22--Gundersen Lutheran soon will be using the newest and most advanced robotic surgical assistant technology to provide the least invasive surgery for prostate and gynecological cancers. Dr. Chris Hofland, a Gundersen Lutheran urologist, is scheduled to use the da Vinci Surgical System for a prostatectomy, or removal of a cancerous prostate gland and tissue around it, in mid-August. Franciscan Skemp has no immediate plans to purchase...

2008-07-22 03:00:29

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 22--Tony Zobeck is trying to make his mark as a singer-songwriter. The 24-year-old La Crosse native is coming into his own and has a following at coffeehouses in the Twin Cities and at the Fine Line Music Cafe. Of course, Zobeck said, he would like to be better known, but that doesn't mean he necessarily wants to be popular. "I do music for artistic expression and don't write songs to be popular," Zobeck said. "But if that happens, that's...

2008-07-20 03:00:28

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 20--LANESBORO, Minn. -- You can live the impossible dream and get to know an imaginary rabbit in the Commonweal Theatre Company's summer productions of "Man of La Mancha" and "Harvey." One of the best things about both productions, now playing in repertory through Oct. 25, is the star of both shows, Commonweal founder and managing director Eric Bunge. The Spring Grove, Minn., native, who is back on stage at the Commonweal for the first...

2008-07-08 03:00:12

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 8--Sexually transmitted diseases continue to be a public health concern in La Crosse County. For the past several years, STDs have been on the rise, and that didn't change much last year, according to the 2007 La Crosse County Health Department annual report. The number of gonorrhea cases in the county more than doubled, from 27 in 2006 to 62 in 2007. The first episode of genital herpes also increased significantly from 74 in 2006 to...

2008-07-02 03:00:15

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 2--A local study found air quality inside many La Crosse county eating and drinking establishments that allow smoking exceeds hazardous levels. A La Crosse County Health Department report released Tuesday found that in 13 of the 19 establishments evaluated, air quality exceeded the hazardous limit of the Air Quality Index established by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Air quality in some of the establishments was four...

2008-06-17 03:00:26

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 17--Arbender "Dell" Robinson watches the prince out of the corner of his eye when he sings and dances almost every night in Disney's new Broadway musical "The Little Mermaid." The 30-year-old Robinson, a 1998 Viterbo University graduate, is a member of the original cast of "The Little Mermaid," playing various ensemble roles since it opened Jan. 10 on Broadway. He also has been the understudy for Prince Eric, waiting for his chance to go...