Latest Water Tower Stories

2008-10-10 06:00:22

By Liza Foreman Finding a commercial or cultural use for quirky properties abandoned after reunification has long been a feature of the German capital. Think of the East German post office, in use as a museum, or the Wertheim department store, which became the techno club Tresor. Now, two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, adventurous residents have been following suit, creating unusual residences from some of the city's most mundane buildings. One of the most recent additions...

2008-06-25 15:02:34

By Marcia Nelesen, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jun. 25--JANESVILLE -- Janesville's newest landmark is all spiffed up and ready to go, probably by July 1. Pilots of small planes and motorists know now when they pass Janesville if they see the city's new--and first--water tower with its squiggly-tree logo on the city's west side. Residents can get a good look at the tower from: -- Downtown, standing on the Milwaukee Street Bridge near the Hayes Block. -- Interstate 90/39 driving...

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  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.