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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...

2008-07-14 03:00:21

By KJ Lang, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 14--The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is taking the LEED in sustainability. The new academic building -- Centennial Hall -- is the first in the UW System that will be LEED certified, said Bob Hetzel, UW-L vice chancellor for administration and finance. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. "We are very pleased to make that claim; it speaks very well for our campus," said Hetzel. The move added an additional...

2008-06-30 21:02:28

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 30--Natalie Wikstrom has been the leading lady of La Crosse theater in 2008. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse senior has had the leading roles in back-to-back-to-back musicals -- Laurey in UW-L's "Oklahoma," Maria in La Crosse Community Theatre's "The Sound of Music" and now Sally Bowles in UW-L's SummerStage production of "Cabaret." She has been in rehearsal or performing in musicals every week the past six months, except for a...

2008-06-20 03:00:24

By Lang, K J More than 3,000 students from area colleges were recently handed diplomas and are taking their first steps into the career world. And despite the slowing economy, those steps often lead graduates into jobs in their field of study. Area colleges collect information each year from surveys and other sources to see what their graduates go on to do after school. "It is kind of our bottom line," said Beth Dolder-Zieke, director of career services at Viterbo University. "This is a...

2007-05-29 03:03:47

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. May 29--Two high school senior musicians who will study at the Indiana University School of Music in the fall and several state singing audition finalists headline the 2007 class of outstanding senior musicians in the La Crosse area. Percussionist John James Pearse of Aquinas, who has played marimba with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, and Logan cellist Maxfield Wollam-Fisher will major in music at Indiana. Pearse has won awards and...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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