Out of Bounds SAY WHAT? "I sure do like playing Penn State. I'd love to protect that in any way, shape or form."-UW Bielema football coach Bret Bielema, who wants to make Penn State an every year opponent. The schools' athletic directors have talked about making it a trophy game, he said, like Paul Bunyan's Axe that the Badgers and Minnesota now play for.
SCOREBOARD BASKETBALL NBA Philadelphia 106, Toronto 98 New York 102, New Orleans 80 Brooklyn at L.A. Lakers, late COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOP 25 (1) Indiana xx, Georgetown xx (7) Florida 58, Savannah St. 40 Butler 82, (9) North Carolina 71 (11) UCLA 60, Georgia 56 (12) Kansas 73, Saint Louis 59 (14)Creighton 105, Longwood 57 (15)Michigan St. 74, Boise St. 70 (22) Cincinnati 91, Campbell 72
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Giant step: Young Packer defense faces test By Tom Silverstein Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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nity to win back-to-back Super Bowls.
The 37-20 loss set off a code red in the Packers' front office informing general manager Ted Thompson that if he didn't retool the defense, his team would be headed for another catastrophic letdown. Fail to heed the warning and the Packers might squander the greatest collection of offensive talent they've had since the Lombardi era. Thompson didn't hesitate, using his top six draft picks on defensive players and then setting forth a plan with coach Mike McCarthy to incorporate them into the defense right
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away so they would be able to contribute late in the season. Now 7-3 and on a five-game winning streak, the Packers rank 10th in the NFL in scor-
ing defense, tied for sixth in interceptions and second in sacks. During the streak, they have held opponents to 19 points per game and 24 points total in the fourth quarter. Sunday night they get to line up against the Giants at the Meadowlands and find out whether those numbers mean something. Coming up big against Detroit throughout a 24-20 victory Sunday gives defensive coordinator Dom Capers hope the Giants will be facing a much different defense. "I thought a lot of our young guys took a real step in the right direction," Capers said Monday, noting that at one point he
had six rookies on the field. "We felt going on the road we needed to go in and start fast. We started the game with two three-and-out series back to back." Contrast that to the two starts the Packers had against the Giants last year. In a 38-35 victory by the Packers Dec. 4 at the Meadowlands, Giants quarterback Eli Manning completed a 67-yard touchdown pass over safety Charlie Peprah to tight end Travis Beckum on the third play. On the second series of the playoff game, Manning completed a 66-yard touchdown Turn to DEFENSE on Page 4B
Tough opener La Follette hands Parker 25-point loss By John Barry email@example.com
Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat 6:30 p.m., FSN; WCLO, 1230 AM The upstart Bucks travel to Miami to play the defending NBA champions. This is the first game of the four-game season series. The Bucks surprisingly have had Miami's number. The Bucks went 2-1 against the Heat last season, and have won three of the past four meetings. Milwaukee has won four of the past five games played at AmericanAirlines Arena.
THEY SAY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDA' Stan Musial (92),Jim Ringo (80), Larry Mahan (69), Earl "The Pearl" Monroe (68), Alberto Juantorena (62), Eamonn Coghlan (60), Cedric Maxwell (57), Olden Polynice (48), Jerry Fontenot (46), Troy Aikman (46), Antonio Tarver (44), Ken Griffey,Jr., (43), Michael Strahan (41), Danny Kanell (39), Chris Moneymaker (37), Stromile Swift (33), Hank Blalock (32)
138 Jack Taylor scored 138 points to shatter the NCAA scoring record in Division III Grinnell's 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible on Tuesday night. Taylor made 27 of 713-point attempts, and was 52 of 108 overall from the field.
ON THIS DATE IN... • 1981-BYU's Jim McMahon passes for 552 yards in a 56-28 victory over Utah. Gordon Hudson sets the NCAA record for yards gained by a tight end with 259. • 1982-The NFL resumes play after seven weeks of the season were canceled when the NFL Players Association went on strike. • 2008-Michigan's 42-7 drubbing by Ohio State put a merciful end to the worst season in Michigan's 129 years of intercollegiate football. The Wolverines (39) lose the most games in school history.
JANESVILLE Janesville Parker's boys basketball team is not about to push the panic button after Tuesday's season opener. The Vikings, La Follette 75 however, have a Parker 50 lot of work ahead of them if they want to be competitive in the rugged Big Eight Conference. Parker turned the ball over 27 times and committed 30 fouls in a 75-50 conference loss to Madison La Follette. Nygel Drury scored 31 points and the Lancers took advantage of the Vikings' rash of turnovers and sloppy play in pulling away early. La Follette led 23-10 after one quarter. "I was frustrated at times that we did not execute the way we had planned;" Parker coach Ryan Masterson said. "We ran the press break well at certain times, but other times, we hurried and didn't set up in our offense. "Coming into the game, I told our guys that whoever wins the rebounding battle and the turnover margin, is going to win the game. Unfortunately, it wasn't us." La Follette started strong, opening up a quick 9-0 lead behind six points from Drury. Parker got within 12-6 on David Palan's three-point basket, but La Follette responded with an 11-0 run to take control. The Vikings got the lead down to
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10 in the second and had two chances to cut the lead under double digits, but La Follette answered with a 9-0 run to go up 38-19. Tanner Smith led Parker with 16 points, while Palan added 10. "I think we will definitely learn from this;' Masterson said. "We knew coming in that La Follette was going to be one of the better teams in our league, and they proved it?' "We just have to do a better job of taking care of the basketball and putting the ball in the basket. We had a lot of good looks, especially down low, but could not finish?' Parker plays a nonconference game at Delavan-Darien on Friday night. LA FOLLETTE 75, PARKER 50 La Follette (75)-Drury, 10-11-31; Prather, 4-3-11; Thomas, 4-0-8; Looper, 1-0-2; Trickle, 1-1-4; Poe, 0-11; Daniels, 1-0-3; Ewing, 1-1-4; Dunn, 3-5-11. Totals: 25-22-75. Parker (50)-Smith, 7-2-16; Scott, 0-2-2; Thompson, 1-0-2; Treinen, 4-0-8; Sanders, 1-0-2; Palan, 3-110; Hauger, 2-0-4; Osmond, 2-2-6. Totals: 20-7-50. Madison La Follette 23 18 13 21-75 Janesville Parker 10 10 13 17-50 Three-point goals-La Follette 3 (Prather, Daniels, Trickle), Parker 3 (Palan 3). Free throws missed-La Follette 13, Parker 14. Total fouls-La Follette 22, Parker 30. Fouled out-Poe, Ewing, Thompson, Simon is. Sophomores-La Follette 63, Parker 31.
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MADISON Don't ask Ben Brust what's driving his recent prowess on the boards. But four games into the season, don't doubt it, either. Wisconsin 88 The 6-foot, 1-inch guard Presbyterian 43 scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Tuesday night as Wisconsin beat Presbyterian 8843. It was his third double-double of the season, and he became the first Wisconsin player to record three double-doubles in a four-game stretch since Mike Wilkinson did it in the 200405 season.
After a poor shooting weekend, Grinnell guard Jack Taylor was given the green light to shoot his way out of a slump. It only took 108 shots for Taylor to make a mockery of the college basketball record books. Taylor scored 138 points to shatter the NCAA scoring record in Division III Grinnell's 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible on Tuesday night in Grinnell, Iowa. Taylor, a 5-foot-10, 170pound sophomore from Black
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River Falls, made 27 of 71 3point attempts, was 52 of 108 overall from the field and added seven free throws on 10 attempts in 36 minutes. "It felt like anything I tossed up was going in," Taylor told The Associated Press. Rio Grande's Bevo Francis held the NCAA scoring record with 113 points against Hillsdale in 1954. In 1953, Francis had 116 against Ashland Junior College. Frank Selvy is the only other player to reach triple figures, scoring 100 points for Division I Furman against Newberry in 1954. The previous Grinnell record was 89 by Griffin Lentsch last Nov. 19 against Principia.
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The Waletzko family begins to rebuild their lives after a devastating fire destroyed their home. In front are Natasha (left) and Laura. Left to right in back are Dan, Sandy and Michael.
Family tries to rebuild after devastating fire BY DEBBIE GRIFFIN firstname.lastname@example.org
The community reacted swiftly and strongly in its outreach to the Waletzko family — Dan, Sandy, Laura, Michael and Natasha — who were displaced from their home after a devastating fire Tuesday night, Nov. 13. Sandy said all family members escaped the home unhurt and were able to take shelter at her parents' home in Stillwater, Minn. She said the family found a rental home in River Falls not far from Meyer Middle School where they moved Sunday. HOW TO HELP
People can stop by or mail donations to a benefit fund at the First National Bank of River Falls, 104 E. Locust St. Direct contributions to the `Benefit of the Waletzko Family' fund. Schools held a fundraiser that-day' this past Tuesday to help their classmates. People from the Waletzkos work and church life, as well as total strangers, have come forward to offer help. "We are so thankful for the outpouring of help from this wonderful community" Sandy said by email. "Please pass on our thanks, especially to UWRF, First Covenant
Church, River Falls Moms & Dads Group, Treasures from the Heart, and others who all helped in getting us a temporary place to stay so quickly." She said the hard-news story online about the fire contained a miscommunication. Sandy says the family did not actually "decline help" from the Red Cross — they told an emergency responder at the scene they did not need overnight shelter. Sandy said the family would appreciate any help it could get and had been trying to contact the Red Cross. The Waletzkos established a blog to let people know how they're doing. She said within a few days after the fire, it seemed to make sense to establish one, central place where people could get updates, learn about their needs and contact them. The blog is located online at http: /helpwaletzkofamily.weebly.com/. The entries say the family is glad to be closer to work and school. With a new location, they were strategizing over the weekend about the new morning routine — bus stops, walking routes and travel times. See Waletzko, page A3
Authorities: Watch for Schaffhausen laptop, cell phone BY DEBBIE GRIFFIN email@example.com
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Law enforcement officials investigating a triple murder case in River Falls again ask the public's help to find a laptop with a bag and cell phone belonging to Aaron Schaffhausen. He's accused of murdering his three young daughters July 10. Police believe these items may have been ditched somewhere in the region before Schaffhausen turned himself in at the River Falls Police Department. The items are a Sony VAIO laptop with a Targus laptop bag, as well as a cell phone. Schaffhausen's trial is set
to begin April 1. It's anticipated to last four weeks. Lt. Cathy Borgschatz, in the Special Services division of the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department, said late Friday that since the gun season opened for deer hunting deer, there will be a lot of people "out in nature" who could help watch for the important evidence. Anyone with information about the missing laptop, bag or cell phone should call River Falls Sgt. Jon Aubart at 715425-0909 or the non-emergency dispatch number for either county. In Pierce County, call 715273-5051; in St. Croix County, call 715-386-4701.
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A single-family home at 322 Kennedy Street on city's southwest side, owned by Dan and Sandra Waletzko, was left uninhabitable after a Tuesday night, Nov. 13, blaze. River Falls Fire Chief Scott Nelson said the house, which has a walk-in basement, and everything inside was deemed a total loss. No one was hurt. Firefighters battled what proved to be a difficult blaze from 6 p.m. to almost 10 p.m. and returned a few hours later to douse hot spots smoldering inside. Investigators are still working on the fire's cause. Arson was ruled out. The fire was hard to extinguish because of wind pushing flames back into the house and because firefighters couldn't immediately reach a shutoff valve under the backyard deck that allowed natural gas to fuel the flames. The fire also ignited a few rounds of ammunition stored in the attached garage. No houses in the neighborhood were damaged by the fire.
News spreads, unique vehicle returned BY JILLIAN DEXHEIMER firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirk Chaffee never thought he would see his yellow velomobile – a tiny electric vehicle with a removable fiberglass shell top and a pedaling component — again after it was stolen Sunday, Oct. 14. But a few weeks later the velomobile is back sitting in front of Chaffee's Charlotte Street apartment — though this time it's securely locked. Chaffee mentioned that while the velomobile was right outside his apartment window, the light bulbs were unscrewed so the area was unlit. "Somebody pulled up in the deep dark night and very quietly took it," said Chaffee about last month's theft. After the vehicle went missing, it was somehow taken on a 75-mile trip across state lines to Chisago County Minn. According to Bruce Brandenburg, investigator at the Chisago County Sheriff's Office, the police do not know how the velomobile made the trip from River Falls to the area between North Branch, Minn. and Rush City Minn. LONG ROAD HOME
Chaffee is a bit unclear about how the velomobile was spotted in Minnesota. He has heard that a man from Stacy, Minn., tried to buy the velomobile but got suspicious when the asking price was around $300. This led the man to "Google" the velomobile, where the Journal's online story popped up and he identified the vehicle as stolen. Chaffee also heard that the Chisago County Sheriff's Office spotted the yellow electric recumbent bike while serving an unrelated warrant, where they also "Googled" the velomobile and the Journal's story brought the theft to the sheriff deputies' attention. Brandenburg couldn't verify the validity of either story but did say: "I can con-
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Velomobile owner, Kirk Chaffee is all smiles after the return of his unusual electric recumbent bike. After having his velomobile stolen and then found, Kirk Chaffee has vowed to lock up his covered, electric recumbent bike.
firm that the velo was recovered in our county and we transported it to our district office in Harris, Minn. and that is where Mr. Chaffee met me to pick it up." Either way, Chaffee is just thankful that his velomobile is back. "I was shocked," said Chaffee. "I had gotten used to the idea that it was gone." "When something is that unusual, the age of information makes it impossible (to See Velomobile, page A3
Jerry Carter and Mel Germanson, self-proclaimed Grumpy Old Men, will be back at Veterans Park soon collecting for the local food pantry. The two elderly gents are joined by newly promoted partner Karen Kielas. A2
Can you spare some change? Hundreds of Salvation Army bell ringers in the River Falls area will be posted at stores from now until Christmas. A6
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about 2 a.m. No one has been arrested, police said. A 17-year-old Milwaukee man was shot in the 4000 block of W. Montreal St. about 3 a.m. No one has been arrested, police said.
3 killed in separate incidents in city Three people were killed in separate incidents in Milwaukee late Wednesday and early Thursday, police said. A 25-year-old Milwaukee man was stabbed in the 2900 block of W. Vliet St. about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A juvenile suspect is in custody, and a preliminary investigation determined the stabbing occurred after a quarrel between family members, police said. An 18-year-old Milwaukee man was shot inside the Hair Fantasies barbershop in the 2500 block of N. King Drive about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A 21-year-old Milwaukee man later walked into the District 5 police station and reported he had been shot at the shop, police said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. A 26-year-old Milwaukee man was taken into custody and police were questioning him about the shootings. A 34-year-old Milwaukee man was shot and killed inside a residence in the 2100 block of S. 14th St., police said. No arrests have been made.
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3-month-old baby dies at north side house A 3-month-old boy died early Thursday at a home in the 3800 block of N. 19th Place, police said. Police were called to the home shortly after 1 a.m. The boy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said
WISCONSIN Teen killed in Grant County crash A 15-year-old Lancaster girl was killed in a one-vehicle crash that injured four other teens in Grant County. MaKayla Hore died Wednesday afternoon when the car she was in crashed on Liberty Ridge Road in the village of Stitzer, according to the Grant County Sheriffs Department. The driver of the vehicle, Morgan Hoehne, 16, of Lancaster, was in stable condition Thursday at University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison. Also injured in the crash were passengers Jena Hore, 17, Nathaniel Tranel, and Kindra Yoose, 14, all of Lancaster. They were taken to UW Hospitals, where their conditions on Thursday ranged from stable to critical, authorities said. Speed was a factor in the accident.
4 wounded in 3 separate shootings Four people were wounded in three separate shootings early Thursday. A 26-year-old man and a 28-year-old man, both of Milwaukee, were shot about 1:35 a.m. in the 4600 block of W. Leon Terrace. No one has been arrested, police said. A 52-year-old Milwaukee man was shot inside a residence in the 700 block of S. 37th St.
Sheboygan man wins Lambeau Leap contest Green Bay — A Sheboygan man has won the Lambeau Leap Sweepstakes, earning the right to become the first non-player to perform the storied leap during a game.
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Under a gray sky, a fisherman walks out onto the breakwater at McKinley Marina. A few flurries could join the scene on Friday when the low temperature is expected to be about 30 degrees.
Cory Uttech was one of 10 randomly selected finalists who came to Lambeau Field on Tuesday to show off their best leap. Uttech gets to make a leap at halftime of the Green Bay Packers-Detroit Lions game Dec. 9. A Sheboygan Press report says Uttech also will receive four club seats to the game, four VIP sideline passes, a game ball, a Packers jersey with his name on the back and a one-night stay in Green Bay. Legal shooting of white deer irks residents An out-of-town hunter broke an unspoken agreement by killing a rare white
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NRA gives $15,000 to improve shooting range Madison — The National Rifle Association has donated nearly $15,000 to make improvements to a state-run shooting range in far northern Wisconsin. The grant will be used to expand the Snaketrack Public Shooting Range in Iron County. The NRA previously had given a pair of $25,000 grants to upgrade two other Wisconsin ranges: one at Yellowstone Lake State Park in Lafayette County, and the other in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Warden Keith Warnke of the state Department of Natural Resources said all three grants will be matched 3-to-1 from federal grants. The grant revenue comes from taxes that shooters and
Pretrial hearing held in death of 3 sisters Hudson — A man charged with killing his three daughters in River Falls last July has a few weeks to decide whether he will plead insanity. At a pretrial hearing Wednesday, a judge told Aaron Schaffhausen's attorney he has until Dec. 14 to file a motion to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The Star Tribune reports St. Croix County Circuit Judge Howard Cameron also gave the defense until Dec. 28 to request a change of venue. Schaffhausen faces three counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the deaths of 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-yearold Cecilia. All three girls were found tucked into their beds with their throats slit. From Journal Sentinel staff, wires
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KWC to host winter tree ID workshop The Kickapoo Woods Cooperative (KWC) is offering a free instructional hike near La Farge to learn how to identify local tree species in the winter when there are no leaves present to help with identification. The class will meet at Paul and Marcia Bader's place, Saturday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. Tree bark, buds, branching patterns and form all help in the identification of trees in winter. In many trees, the bark appears different on young trees than on older specimens, so those
Milkweed seeds cling to pods along Hwys. 14/61 between Viroqua and Readstown.
Vernon County Museum Notes by Kristen Parrott curator In a dark little room lined with wooden shelves, near the end of the hallway on the museum's second floor, are found stacks and stacks of neatly arranged school records. Vernon County once had about 150 rural schools, and their record books and papers are now carefully saved here. These materials are arranged alphabetically by school name, from Ames to White Pigeon. Let's look at just one school as an example: Enterprise School, which was located in town of Harmony. Record books from Enterprise include treasurer's accounts, school board minutes and teacher's registers. A teacher's register contains attendance records, grades, subjects studied and other notes. On the attendance records, the teacher often noted why a child was absent for the day. In the 1880s, a child might miss school at Enterprise in order to "take care of baby" or "help her Ma," or "watch cattle" or "pick potato bugs." The treasurer's books are also surprisingly interesting. Accounts from March of 1886 indicate that Enterprise School paid $6.16 to John Guist for supplying seven cords of wood, and $4 to Otto Kuester for building fires to heat the schoolroom. Idella DeGarmo was paid $100 for teaching, which no doubt took several
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characteristics will also be examined. There will also be some examples of firewood arranged in a selftesting quiz, to help participants to identify samples by bark and woodgrain. The workshop will be led by Thomas Wyse, KWC forester, and Paul Bader, retired forestry management coordinator for the KWC. Bader studied botany at the University of WisconsinWhitewater and has
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Hunters start early in age By Patti Zarling Gannett Wisconsin Media
TOWN OF FORESTVILLE — This weekend was the first 10-
year-old Nate Guilette fully participated in gun-deer hunting, and he bagged his first doe. "I hit it right over there," he said proudly on Sunday, pointing to a wooded area at a neighbor's farm. Nate and his sister Emily, 11, spent the weekend hunting with their dad, Kevin. They shot the deer Saturday, but intend to keep hunting throughout Wisconsin's nine-day gun-deer hunting season, which began Saturday. "I just think it's really cool," Nate said. "I like to get out and see the animals and then shoot it, using the big gun. Then you get to eat what you get." The Guilettes joined more than 600,000 licensed hunters taking the field, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. About 25,700 were firsttime hunters, and about 35 percent of hunters were 17 or younger. Under state law, teens can begin hunting alone at age 14, but children at least 10 years old can hunt with an adult. That means some children may begin practicing with guns at a very young age. Kevin said he hunted for years with his dad, going out at about age 10 and hunting himself when he could legally at age 12. "I'm a lifelong hunter and I think it's an important tradition," he said. His kids took a hunters' safety course and participated in mentor hunts to learn proper protocol. "I think if you don't get them interested while they're young, you won't have hunters left," Kevin said.
A hunter makes his way down a eastern Outagamie County road as the state's gun-deer season opened Saturday. Hunters have been reporting greater success around the state than in previous years. RON PAGE/THE POST-CRESCENT
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"It was more deer than my son has ever seen," said Ken Simington of Neenah, a veteran hunter of 33 seasons. His son Nathan has hunted for six years. Simington bagged a buck Saturday in Marathon County and dropped off the hide at Mills Fleet Farm's registration station in Grand Chute on Sunday afternoon. The store had seen steady lines of hunters at its license counter through Friday, and the next day began to see deer in the back of trucks and vans ready to be registered. Given splatters of fresh blood inside the separate gated yard entrance Sunday afternoon, it appeared hunters were not waiting long to register deer in the warm temperatures. Sporting goods clerk Brandon Birling was one of those registering deer for customers at the store. "We've gotten four or five a day in the first two days," he said on Sunday. While that might be a few more than he saw last year at this time, it was "pretty close
— Patti Zarling writes for the Green Bay Press-Gazette; on Twitter @PGPattiZarling.
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Martin said the best way to handle a political discussion depends on your goal. He recommends having a plan before Thanksgiving dinner if you think someone is going to bring up political issues. "Give it some forethought," he said. "If (you) want to preserve the relationship, maybe getting into an argument isn't the best way." Thinking of a phrase ahead of time to excuse yourself or change the subject is a good way to be prepared, he said. Find common ground with your family by watching
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deputies learned that a 17year-old Town of Ashford boy was attempting to back up a vehicle to leave the property. The vehicle traveled through the front of the detached garage, striking several people who
football, playing a board game or helping in the kitchen. Most likely, you're not going to change anyone's mind, he said, but sometimes people are looking for a fight and "want to get into it." "After the election, it could be gloating in some instances, sour grapes, venting ... others looking for people to commiserate or celebrate with," Martin said. "Think about your goal and wanting to preserve relationship, and that's more important than some of the other discussions." Some families have outlawed politics as a conversation. — Maria Amante writes for the Green Bay Press-Gazette; on Twitter @1MAMANTE.
were gathered inside, according to the report. Three people were transported to St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac with non-life threatening injuries and one man was pronounced dead at the scene. The operator of the vehicle was not injured, according to the release. — Filed by The Reporter, Fond du Lac
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Shawn Lemanski, 51, of Green Bay, died from injuries sustained from a fall from his tree stand at 5 p.m. Saturday. He was hunting in the Town of Cassel near Partridge Lane. Marathon County Sheriff's Lt. Fred Goch said Lemanski did not respond to CPR attempts and was pronounced dead at the scene. m Later Saturday night, authorities responded to a call and found Steven Jackson, 51, of Antigo, unresponsive in the woods in the Town of Russell near Gleason in Lincoln County, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department. Town of Russell first responders arrived on the scene at Town Hall Road near Dudley Road, where they took over CPR from an off-duty Everest Metro police officer who was Jackson's hunting companion. Rescue efforts were continued by Merrill Fire Department paramedics, but Jackson, head of the Langlade County Forestry Department, was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. Saturday. Jackson's death is being investigated, but foul play is not suspected.
to the year before," he said. "Of the six I registered, two were pretty decent-size bucks and the rest were pretty big does. Last year we didn't register many big bucks, and the ones we had were later." Birling said hunters told him they didn't expect to see deer this large this early. All hunters commented on the warm temperatures. Fleet Farm didn't sell as many jackets as usual because people didn't need them this year. "It was beautiful weather, but not for hunting," said hunter Mike Fulk of Grand Chute. "You want it cooler than it is today. You don't want a deer hanging if it's 45
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aving made a dramatic comeback since the 1970s, Wisconsin's wild turkey population is now thriving in all 72 counties — including in metropolitan Milwaukee. And the big birds are no longer confining themselves to a distant fairway, or the far end of a soccer field, far from human interaction. These days, they're roosting on the roofs of homes. They've tried muscling their way onto a schoolyard in Glendale. And they consider busy thoroughfares perfectly logical places to strut their stuff. The Department of Natural Resources no longer makes population estimates of turkeys. Still, a good barometer is how many are killed during the spring hunt. Signs point to a falloff in recent years. This past spring's hunt produced a kill of 42,612 turkeys — a 19% drop from the peak in 2008. "I think after decades of sustained growth, the birds are now statewide and are saturating most of the available habitat," Scott Walter, a DNR upland wildlife ecologist, told the Journal Senti-
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Israel agrees to stop hostilities in Gaza, including targeted killings. ■ Palestinians agree to stop rocket fire into Israel and attacks along the border with Gaza. ■ Movement of people and goods through Gaza border crossings will be eased 24 hours after truce takes hold. ■ Egypt will act as sponsor of the agreement. Source: Associated Press
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hanksgiving is about family and coming home. And as long as John Campbell is alive, he's going to make sure his family's home since the 19305 will be available for the annual feast. That might not sound unusual, except that no one lives at the four-bedroom home in Westfield in Marquette County. It sits empty but fully furnished all year, and it fills with life and laughter and contented snoring once a year in late November. "We still do all our Thanks-
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giving celebrations there, and that's basically what it's used for one weekend a year. The house just kinda sits there," John said. He grew up in the house and has spent all 66 Thanksgivings of his life there. His sister, Jean Urbach, was born in the house, and she has never missed a turkey day there in her 72 years. Their older sister, Janice Boinski, died in 1979, but her kids and grandkids come there for Please see STINGL,18A
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John and Mary Campbell raised their family, including Janice (left) and Jean, in this house in Westfield.
LogistiCare, Wisconsin's problem-plagued medical transportation provider for Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus patients, has terminated its contract with the state starting in February, officials announced Wednesday. In a letter to state officials, LogistiCare's chief executive officer said the company was losing money under its contract. He said patients in the greater Milwaukee area needed twice as many rides as the company had projected, which made it a lot more expensive to provide services than company officials had anticipated in their contract bid. He also said the state had dragged its feet on implementing policy changes that would exclude ineligible patients, such as some veterans and children, from getting rides. The announcement came after months of investigation by the Journal Sentinel documented patients expePlease see LOGISTICARE,14A
Foreclosure crisis increases, lingers
Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves Congress
Panel sides with Palermo's
Upscale units in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee takes over an increasing number of properties in foreclosure because of unpaid taxes, a problem expected to linger for months and maybe years to come. lB
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. quietly resigns months after a mysterious medical leave, effectively ending a once-promising political career. 3A
The National Labor Relations Board rules that Palermo's lawfully fired 75 workers in an immigration audit, which, the board says, was not in retaliation for union organizing efforts. lB
U.S. abortions fell 5 % during the recession and its aftermath, the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade. 3A
Mandel Group Inc. plans to begin construction by February of three apartment buildings totaling about 100 upscale units in Whitefish Bay. 1D
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Deer hibernate in the November warmth
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EagleHerald sports editor jkorch@eagleherald. corn PORTERFIELD — Comfortable deer hunting doesn't translate to successful deer hunting. Just as deer hunters are content to sit for hours in their deer stand with temperatures hovering in the 50s, deer are content to bed down and move little during the day. Deer hunters throughout Marinette County have virtually the same message — the warm weather has had a negative impact on the harvest. "Nothing was moving," Cary Waloway said after an unproductive day in Unit 50. His father, Rich, explained his theory for the slow hunting. "Whenever you have a warm stretch in the middle of the rut, it will shut the rut down," he said.
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Two deer hang from the back of an Amish buggy in Osseo, Wis., on Saturday during the Wisconsin deer gun season opener.
"There's no doubt about it — it's the weather." Chris Nowak of Porterfield has hunted at least five times during Wisconsin's gun deer season, which opened Saturday.
"Terrible," Nowak said. "Didn't see one deer. Too warm, and then foggy. Couldn't see anything in the morning." Marinette's Aaron Unti shot a nice 8-pointer on Nov. 15, open-
ing day of Michigan's gun deer season. He nearly had similar success during Wisconsin's deer season. "I saw a big one but couldn't get a shot," Unti said. "Huge. That was on our way out to our blind." Rich Waloway also has a big buck that got away story. "Oh, a dandy," he said. "It came out downwind of me. Nice buck. But he smelled me. He didn't see me — he was 80 yards downwind. But he noticed something was wrong." Jacob Kaster of Porterfield wasted no time filling his freezer. He shot an 8-pointer with a 16inch spread just as the nine-day season started Saturday morning. He shot it with a 7 mm rifle from about 200 yards away, and hit one lung. "Actually I thought it was just a little buck," he said. "It ran probably another 150 yards in the woods." Kaster also saw two smaller bucks and two does, so he's had good luck, but it hasn't been a good start to the season.
"Not from what I've heard," Kaster said. "It's too warm." Beginner's luck, or a natural? Lindsey Mans, 18, of Porterfield, hunted for the first time in her life Monday. She shot a 3-pointer while hunting with her father, Jim. "He was in the bait pile," she said. "I was excited. "I never went hunting before and I just decided to go. I must say, I have skill. Oh, I'm definitely going again." Monique Mews, 21, of Sussex, Wis., has been hunting most of her life without success — until Thursday. She shot a yearling buck from 50 to 60 yards away. It was following a doe. Those are the first two deer I've seen this season," Mews said. "I was waiting for a big buck, but I decided I'd just shoot one. I was thinking we wouldn't see any." Hope is on the way for a strong finish to the nine-day hunt. The cold front which blew through Wisconsin Thursday night should get the deer moving. "I'm going out three more days," Nowak said.
Salmon stocking Michigan deer hunters allocations up for debate are out in full force MADISON, Wis. — Anglers and others interested in how the state allocates chinook salmon for stocking at Lake Michigan ports are invited to join DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp for a Dec. 1 meeting. Attendees will learn how the decision has been made in the past and can provide input on how it should be done in 2013, the first year stocking adjustments will be in effect lake-wide. "We've agreed with other states around Lake Michigan to adjust stocking levels to assure that great fishing continues well into the future," Stepp said. "I want to hear from anglers and work with them to distribute Wisconsin fish in a way that's fair and supports the great fishing so important to so many Lake Michigan communities." The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 1 in the Lake Michigan Room at Lakeshore Technical College, 1290 North Ave., Cleveland. The allocation discussion is the first topic in a multi-part meeting of the Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum, which includes representatives from various Lake Michigan fishing interests facilitated
A huge bear harvest MADISON, Wis. — Hunters registered just more than 4,400 black bears during the 2012 black bear season in Wisconsin, which state wildlife officials say is the second highest on record. Hunters registered 5,133 bears in 2010 and 4,257 in 2011. Wisconsin is known throughout the country as having both large bear as well as an abundant population that lives primarily in the northern third and central forest area of the state, according to Kevin Wallenfang, big game ecologist for the Department of Natural Resources. "In recent years, bear have become more common throughout the state including many central and southern counties. We had a bear reported as far south as Green County this year, and we're hearing of more bear living year -round in many central counties," he said. Bear hunters have until midnight on Dec. 10 to apply for a harvest permit for the 2013 hunting season, or preference point for future years. The number of permits available for the 2013 black bear hunt has not yet been determined. Wisconsin's bear harvest permits are strictly limited, and hunters must apply for several years before receiving a permit.
by UW-Sea Grant. Starting in 1986, DNR has used a stocking allocation formula that results in a roughly equal distribution of fish between southern and northern Lake Michigan ports, said Brad Eggold, DNR fisheries supervisor for southern Lake Michigan. "That model was updated in 1990 and used to allocate fish when we have made lake-wide adjustments in stocking," Eggold says. "We have made adjustments in chinook salmon stocking levels before, most notably in 1992, 1998 and 2006. The model has worked very well to achieve a fair distribution and great fishing." The key to Lake Michigan fishing is a balance between predator fish like chinook and prey fish like alewives, the exotic, invasive fish species that chinook were first stocked in Wisconsin to control starting in the 1960s, Eggold said. During the meeting, DNR staff will explain the
stocking allocation model used in the past and also provide information to answer some of the questions about distribution of fish that Wisconsin anglers raised in public meetings and hearings last summer on the lake-wide stocking adjustment. For instance, some anglers have suggested distributing fish to the ports based on the sales of Great Lakes trout and salmon stamps or two-day Great Lakes fishing licenses. Anglers who fish for Lake Michigan trout and salmon must buy a stamp in addition to their annual fishing license or can buy two-day Great Lakes fishing licenses. Anglers have also asked whether the DNR could stock fewer fish at Strawberry Creek, where DNR has its main egg collection station for chinook. By stocking more fish elsewhere, those fish are more likely to return to streams other than Strawberry Creek and be available to anglers for fall fishing.
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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has compiled early impressions from the first few days of the gun deer season which opened on Nov. 15. As the season opened, deer license sales were about 2 percent higher than at the same time in 2011. Nearly 640,000 hunters had purchased one or more Michigan deer licenses. The firearm season remains open through Nov. 30. Weather conditions around the state have been good for hunting. Tracking snow is lacking in most areas, and little precipitation of any type has occurred over the first several days of the season. Mornings have offered cool temperatures and the best hunting conditions, and winds have been mostly light. Midday temperatures have been warm for this time of year, which can reduce midday deer activity but has provided comfortable conditions for hunters to remain afield. The weekend brought lower daily high temperatures than the first two days, but morning fog rolled into many areas of the Lower Peninsula. In many locations, though, deer have been on the move, providing enjoyable hunting. Condition of deer harvested throughout the state has been reported as good to excellent. The following are the early impressions summarized on a regional basis: Upper Peninsula
Most hunters have been observing more deer this year. Buck numbers are up, and fawn production appears to have been good this spring and summer. The
number of deer checked has been similar to last year in the eastern U.P., while some areas of the central U.P. are seeing their highest numbers of deer checked in several years. Northern Lower Peninsula The increase in license sales may be resulting in an increase in hunter numbers in northern regions of the state, particularly on public land in the northern Lower Peninsula. In the eastern and southern portions of this region in particular, hunter numbers appeared higher than they were last year. The number of deer checked compared to last year has varied, though in some cases lower numbers may be due to cool temperatures allowing hunters to hang deer for several days. Hunters have seen a good number of deer, and bucks appear to be in excellent condition. Southern Lower Peninsula
Deer have often been on the move during the early days of the firearm season in the southern Lower Peninsula, except during warm midday periods. Hunter numbers appear to be similar to recent years, though they have been lower around some areas that have been most heavily affected by outbreaks of epizootic hemorrhagic disease this summer. However, many hunters have remained upbeat, and have indicated in some of these locations they are pleasantly surprised at the number of deer that they are still seeing.
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As you rest your weary credit cards and unload your fab bargains from Black Friday, take a minute to recall what Thursday was all about. At first glance, it might seem like we don't have a lot to be thankful for this year. We still haven't climbed out of the economic doldrums we've been rolling around in for too many years, we are further away from world peace than ever and some folks just can't move on from the vituperative election rhetoric. So maybe what we need to do is focus on the smaller bits and pieces of our world that really do give us a sense of peace and joy. I'm grateful for Riverside Park and the International Friendship Gardens. Just because it's turned cold and we'll soon have snow, don't ignore the gardens. They are beautiful even in the winter because the local master gardeners who designed and built these gardens did a beautiful job on the structure — from the dragon arch that welcomes us to the Chinese garden to the waterfalls we pass by in the Norwegian garden as we continue on the bike trail. If you're looking for peace on earth, this is a good place to start. And you can also get great ideas for your own garden. Riverside Park itself has always been a La Crosse treasure, and it's really strutting its stuff this holiday season as Rotary Lights will be shining every night through the end of the year. Pick up a can of corn and drop it off when you drive through the park. You can be dazzled by the lights and fill a hungry tummy at the same time. Singing and dancing babies have captured my imagination this year. I used to see them on Facebook and think: Spare me. But then my godson Ryan posted a video of his own singing and dancing baby. Nora is so hip that her favorite band is the Avett Brothers, and she will sing and dance whenever her dad cranks it up. I've gotten in the habit of watching her every night before I sign off Facebook. I go to bed with a smile, and I can actually feel the stress of the day rolling off my shoulders. And, finally, thanks for the mittens, Peggy. Because she won't be celebrating with the Parlin clan in December, my sister brought dozens of handmade mittens to our Thanksgiving gathering and spread them out on a long banquet table, allowing all would-be mitten wearers to choose their own pair. Now, that's my idea of Black Friday shopping — no standing in line, no money involved, no staying up late to get a good bargain. And I have the bonus of the warm feeling that comes from knowing Peggy spent all that time making them for us.
Nominate someone for Person of the Year As 2011 draws to a close, the Tribune is preparing to honor its 10th Person of the Year. Readers are encouraged to nominate someone they believe had a significant and positive effect on the community in the past year. The winner — along with a list of finalists — will be published Jan. 1. Nominating letters of no more than 250 words can be sent to: Tribune Person of the Year, 401 N. Third St., La Crosse, WI 54601; or email srada@lacros setribune.com . Deadline for submissions is noon Dec. 3.
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ABOVE: People make their way through the 18th annual Rotary Lights display Friday. BELOW: The 2012 Rotary Lights parade approaches Riverside Park
Rotary Lights begin Parade draws bundled-up crowd By MIKE TIGHE email@example.com More than 2.6 million lights were hung in Riverside Park with care — knowing that fans of Rotary Lights soon would be there. And sure enough, throngs of folks, swaddled in blankets and coats, braved bone-chilling wind Friday evening to watch all the floats. They saw nearly 80 units participating in reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh into Riverside, the Rotary Lights Parade snake through opening the 18th annual extravaganza of decdowntown La Crosse, with the final float of orated trees and animated displays.
Carloads of people then crawled through the park to behold those millions of lights, a new Santa village and a variety of displays, including a new animated attraction in which a Martian is landing and Santa is giving the extraterrestrial a present. Mild weather in recent days had made things easier for volunteers setting up, but temperatures took a frosty turn after a setting a record high of 64 degrees for Nov. 22 on Thursday. With the temperature at 28 degrees when the parade started, wind chills were in the 5- to 15-degree range. Pat Stephens, Rotary Lights' founder and president, said he expected the frigid temperature swing to hold down the parade crowd, See LIGHTS, C7
Holiday train rolling into town Tribune staff The Canadian Pacific Railroad Holiday Train is coming to a town near you in December. From Wisconsin to Minnesota to Iowa, the train is making lots of local stops, including La Crosse, Winona, La Crescent and places beyond. In La Crosse, the train stops at the Amtrak Station on the North Side at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. In Winona, it stops at the Amtrak Station at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10. And in La Crescent, the train stops north of the Commodore Food & Spirit parking lot at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The Holiday Train travels across North America with a bright display of lights, providing
musical entertainment and collecting food and money for local food pantries. At each stop, the train rolls out a line-up of musical talents and a corporate contribution to the local food pantry. Those who come to see the train are asked to donate food and funds, all of which stay in that community. This year's entertainers include The Claytones and Tracey Brown. Brown has been actively involved with the program since 2004. She formerly toured with Family Brown and did a syndicated TV show. She has released more than 20 albums and is a member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The Claytones — Kelly Prescott, Adam Puddington and Anders Dredrup
The Holiday Train Band performs last year during the annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train event
at the Amtrak Station in Winona. FILE PHOTO
— are a Canadian country group ed in Canada and the United working on their debut album. States. Since the program's inception LIST OF HOLIDAY TRAIN in 1999, more than $5.6 million and more than 2.45 million STOPS INSIDE, C2 pounds of food have been collect-
Gundersen's 4% increase lowest since '98 Tribune staff Gundersen Lutheran announced Friday that it will increase its hospital and clinic rates by 4 percent on Jan. 1. The health care provider says the increase is its lowest since 1998. The increase is one-tenth of 1 percent lower than this year's,
"It shows our commitment to the community ..." Gordon Edwards, Gundersen's chief financial officer
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of 4.8 percent for 2012, according to Gundersen Lutheran. "We've been trying to lower the level of increases and really push our organization to efficiencies and reduce the cost of health care;' said
chief financial officer. "It shows our commitment to the community to be mindful of the cost of health care;' Edwards said. Gundersen Lutheran said its
effective net reimbursement increase will be 2.2 percent after adjusting for low payment rates from Medicare and Medicaid and discounts to commercial insurers and private payers. Uncertainty surrounds hospital reimbursement next year, with talk of the federal fiscal cliff and how that will affect programs, Edwards said.
Temperature record set Thursday
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But it wasn't the warmest ever Thanksgiving
Highs are expected to be in the low 30s today and 40 on Sunday with overnight lows of 19 today and 23 Sunday.
An unseasonable 64-degree high Thursday afternoon set a record in La Crosse, but it came just 1 degree shy of setting the record for a Thanksgiving Day. The previous record of 59 for
stands at 65, set in 1914, said Randy Breeser, a data manager for the National Weather Service in La Crosse. The holiday warm spell was short-lived, after a cold snap set -
■ Three people were reported dead, two of them from gunshot wounds and a third of a heart attack, and at least 11 others were wounded as Wisconsin's 1947 deer hunting season moved into its third day. ■ A town of Arcadia farmer living about three miles southwest of Independence recently completed a soil saving darn to carry away the excess water which has been causing serious damage to two of his best fields.
22 was set in 1963, but the record for Thanksgiving Day still
tled in Thursday night and continued Friday with temperatures in the mid-20s and wind plummeting the chill range to 5 to 15 degrees. "There are no records in the near future here, at least;' Breeser said. Highs are expected to be in the low 3os today and 40 on Sunday, he said, with overnight lows of 19 today and 23 Sunday. Highs next week are expected to be about normal in the 3os and 4os with lows in the teens.
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Catholic Memorial's Hubley is top player Durand's Weber, SCC's Nyhagen, among local players honored By The Associated Press
Matt Hubley was an exceptional high school football player during his first three seasons at Waukesha Catholic Memorial before
he turned a negative into a positive and elevated himself into The Associated Press 2012 Player of the Year in Wisconsin. Hubley was chosen for the honor in a vote by a statewide panel of media members. Among area players, St. Croix Central wide receiver Cody Nyhagen was a first team pick and Durand's Jake Weber was a second-
team selection. Menomonie's James Gates, Regis' Michael Maenner and Rice Lake's Austin Roberts were all honorable mention picks on defense. In June 2011, just after his sophomore year, Hubley fell off his bicycle, breaking his left shoulder and left elbow. Surgery was needed to repair the elbow and he gutted out constant pain throughout his junior
season, during which the Crusaders went 6-4. Just making it through that season might have been enough of an accomplishment, but not for Hubley. "I realized I only had one year left and I hadn't done anything that great my first three years," he said. See FOOTBALL, Page 3B
Coming Soon Grab the Sunday, Dec. 2 edition of the Leader-Telegram to find out who made the All-Northwest football team.
2012 LEADER-TELEGRAM ALL-AREA VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR INSIDE: COMPLETE ALL-AREA TEAM AND ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS. PAGE 3D.
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Halie Milas of Stanley-Boyd is the 2012 Leader-Telegram All-Area volleyball player of the year. The senior libero finished the year with 369 digs and was a 95 percent server.
Stanley-Boyd's Halie Milas a force on the back row By Jocelyn Syrstad Leader-Telegram staff STANLEY — When Halie
Milas started playing volleyball in fourth grade, she had big aspirations of being a star hitter one day on the Stanley-Boyd varsity squad. However, by the time she reached middle school her 5-foot-3 stature prohibited her
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from playing in the front row as she had an easier time seeing under the net than she did reaching over it. Her coaches switched her to libero — a position where height doesn't factor in as much — and Milas is quick to admit she was not excited to make the transition. But the transformation from a front row attacker to a back row
defender paid off for Milas as she was named the 2012 LeaderTelegram All-Area player of the year following a solid senior season with the Orioles. "In seventh grade I became a libero, and I was devastated at first because I thought hitting was so cool," Milas said. "But after playing and talking to the high school liberos at the time, I
realized that I was an important part to the team's success even though I wasn't producing kills. "It's fun being a libero, even if you get bruises and floor burns all the time." Milas, who said she "absolutely loves" diving and sliding for balls, finished her senior season as a Western Cloverbelt first-team all-conference selection. She was a 95 percent server and had 369 digs this year.
All-around, Milas acted as a consistent and solid player for
the Orioles and posed a huge defensive threat to opponents. "Halie's been a huge part of the success we had this year and the past few years," Stanley-Boyd coach Chris Paradies said. "I think that defense or passing skills are really overlooked at this level. You have to have a pass to have a set to See MILAS, Page 3B
UP NEXT: PACKERS AT GIANTS, 7:20 P.M. SUNDAY. TV: NBC. RADIO: WBIZ (100.7-FM, 1400-AM).
Early struggles may have made Packers stronger By Nancy Armour Associated Press GREEN BAY — It wasn't too long ago that the Green Bay Packers were in a bad place, lagging at the bottom of the NFC North with a losing record while folks picked apart their flaws as if they were some sideshow on Dr. Phil. Well, well. Look at them now. A five-game winning streak that's tied for best in the NFL has the Packers (7-3) atop their division and in position to start the
playoffs at home. With four of the last six games against NFC North opponents and some Rodgers of their many ailing players beginning to get healthy, the Packers are right where they want to be. "We're happy to be back up there, especially after starting 2-3," Aaron Rodgers said Wednesday. "We're kind of getting on
a roll. But even like we said at the beginning of the season, it's all about playing the right way in December and moving forward. We're not quite to December. We're gaining momentum as we go, but we know we need to play our best late in the season and into the playoffs." As if they needed any reminder, the Packers
play the New York Giants on Sunday night. Those would be the same Giants who came on strong at the end of last season, knocked the Packers out of the playoffs and went on to win the Super Bowl for the second time in five years. "Watching the playoff game, I mean it wasn't fun. I think that's obvious," coach Mike McCarthy said. Neither was the start of this season. Green Bay had about as rough a start as it gets.
Stunned in the opener by San Francisco, the Pack-
ers seemed to have things back on track with their win over Chicago the next week. But then came the Inaccurate Reception out in Seattle, and the injuries began piling up. The low point was blowing an 18-point, halftime lead in Indianapolis. Instead of falling apart, though, the Packers pulled together. They each took responsibility for the losses, and didn't argue when McCarthy preached a return to the fundamen-
tals. When key players
went down — Greg Jennings, Charles Woodson, Cedric Benson and Clay Matthews, just to name a few — guys stepped up to fill the holes. Little by little, the Packers got better. So did their record. After scoring a total of 57 points in the first three games, Green Bay has averaged 29.4 in the last seven, fourth best in the NFL. Rodgers has been the league's best quarterback See PACKERS, Page 3B
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Black Friday starts Thursday BY ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AND MAE ANDERSON AP Retail Writers This year's Black Friday shoppers were split into two distinct groups: those who wanted to fall into a turkey-induced slumber and those who'd rather shop instead. Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving that's named Black Friday because of retail folklore that it's when merchants turn a profit for the year. But after testing how shoppers would respond to earlier hours last year, stores such as Target and Toys R Us this year opened as early as Thanksgiving evening. That created two separate waves of shoppers. Lori Chandler, 54, and her husband, Sam, 55, were a part of the early group. By the time they reached the Wal-Mart in Greenville, S.C., early today, they had already hit several stores, including Target and Best Buy. In fact, they had been shopping since midnight. "It's a tradition," Lori said as she looked at some toys she
bought for her four grandchildren. Sam, smiling, agreed: "We've learned over the years, you have to stand in line early and pray." Elizabeth Garcia, a sales rep from the Bronx borough of New York City, decided on a later shopping start at about 3:30 a.m. at Toys R Us in New York's Times Square. As a result Garcia, who has three children ages three, five and seven, believes she missed some of the lines on Thanksgiving when the store opened at 8 p.m. That's good news since the crowds got to her last year, and she almost got into a fight over a Tinker Bell couch. "This year I wasn't about to kill people," she said. The earlier hours are an effort by stores to make shopping as convenient as possible for Americans, who they fear won't spend freely during the two-month holiday season in November and December because of economic uncertainty. Many shoppers are worried about high unemployment and a (Continued on back, col. 3)
SAMANTHA CHRISTIAN/Daily Times Many stores at the Johnson Creek Premium Outlets opened at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, including Aeropostale, pictured. All the stores opened by midnight for Black Friday sales.
Several departments respond to fire near Hustisford HUSTISFORD — At least 13 different Dodge County fire departments were called to assist in fighting a structure fire in the town of Hustisford at around 8:42 this morning. The fire started in a home located at N4810 Garfield Road. Several departments reported the home was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The Dodge County Sheriffs Department received multiple reports from passersby about the fire. The building was a singlefamily home, and everyone in the home at the time of the fire was able to get out safely. At about 9:40 a.m. there were no visible flames, but smoke was still coming from the structure. Hustisford, Rubicon, Iron Ridge, Neosho, Juneau, Woodland, Lebanon, Clyman , Ashippun, Horicon, Lowell, Hartford and Watertown all responded to the scene for the fourth alarm amidst strong winds. Traffic was detoured SAMANTHA CHRISTIAN/Daily Times around the scene. No more information was Firefighters from 13 departments battled a house fire in the town of Hustisford this morning. Smoke from the blaze could be available at press time. seen from as far away as Lebanon.
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Runners cross the finish line at the first Run Turkey At the start of the race, runners head out of Riverside Park toward Run 5K while Trotter the Turkey and Santa Claus North Fourth Street. More than 800 people participated in the cheer them on. Thanksgiving Day race.
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Shooting of white buck riles town LELAND, Wis. (AP) — An out-of-town hunter broke an
unspoken agreement by killing a rare white deer in Sauk County this week, angering residents who say the animals are so beautiful and rare that they need to be protected. There was nothing illegal about Saturday's shooting in Leland, about 15 miles northwest of Sauk City. White and albino deer aren't protected in chronic-wasting-disease zones, and this deer wasn't even a true albino because it had a dark spot on its hindquarters. But the area only has about eight white and albino deer, and even though the town is full of avid hunters the residents have formed a truce to keep them safe. So when a hunter bagged a white buck Saturday, townspeople reacted with anger and dismay. "I was (ticked)," resident (Continued on back, col. 1)
Jobless rates down in area counties MADISON — Unemployment in 71 of the state's 72 counties declined between September and October, according to the Department of Workforce Development. The state department released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary estimates of unemployment and employment statistics in October for counties, metro areas and major cities in the state. Rates ranged from 4.0 percent in Dane County to 12.5 percent in Menominee County. In Jefferson County, the unemployment rate dropped from 6.4 percent in September to 5.8 percent in October. That is down from 7.1 percent a year ago. In Dodge County, the unemployment rate dropped from 6.8 percent in September to 6.1 percent in October. That is lower than the 7.0 percent reported in October of 2011. All but one of the state's 72 counties experienced declines
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from the same time last year and over the two-month period. Iron County's October 2012 rate of 9.1 percent was up 0.1 percent. Rates in other surrounding counties were also down. Columbia County was at 5.2 percent, down from 5.8 percent in September and last year's rate of 6.5 percent. Washington County was down a half-percentage point to 5.2 percent. The BLS preliminary unemployment estimates for cities, counties and metro areas are based on unemployment insurance claims and a monthly survey of 1,450 Wisconsin households, called the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS). Of the 32 municipalities with at least 25,000 residents, all but one had declines between September and October. Superior had no change in its month over month rate. All had declines year over year. Rates ranged (Continued on back, col. 1)
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State unlikely to create health care program, even with deadline extension By Jason Stein and Guy Boulton Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Gov. Scott Walker signaled Wednesday that Wisconsin likely won't move forward with creating its own online insurance marketplace as called for under Obamacare, leaving that to the federal government. The Republican governor's decision on the insurance exchange, scheduled to be announced this morning, has big potential implications for the state's patients, the health care sector and Walker's own political career. An odd coalition of business groups, health insurers and Democrats has pressed Walker, an opponent of the Affordable Care Act, to set up state exchanges where small businesses and in-
Why do I want to take on the potential risk to my taxpayers if I don't really have any true authority about what's going to happen? Gov. Scott Walker
dividuals could buy health insurance. Yet with tea party conservatives opposed to advancing the law in any way and many guidelines still unissued by the federal government, Walker suggested he wouldn't pursue statecreated exchanges, in comments to national media at the Republican Governors Associa-
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tion in Las Vegas. His comments came as President Barack Obama's administration further pushed back a deadline for states to decide but other highprofile GOP governors signaled their own unwillingness to move forward with exchanges in their own states. "I'd much prefer control at the state level," Walker told the The New York Times, "but the problem is, I don't think they are really staterun." "Why do I want to take on the potential risk to my taxpayers if I don't really have any true authority about what's going to happen?" Walker added. The governor's latest comments were not a Turn to WALKER on Page 7A
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LOCAL• 2A, 6A CEO hopes for clarity on rules Aaron Jagdfeld cares less about who won the presidential election and more about what President Obama and Congress will do about the fiscal cliff and future fiscal policies. Jagdfeld is president and CEO of Generac Power Systems, a Waukesha-based company that makes portable generators. "We are not so much dependent on who is in the White House as we are on national policies," Jagdfeld said. "If Congress would just decide what the rules are, we will go about the business of playing by those rules."
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Police are seeking a blue van that might have been used by robbers who attacked and robbed an elderly couple in their home Wednesday night. An alert resident told police of seeing a dark blue, full-size conversion van parked on Paddock Road around the time of the home invasion, Town of Beloit Police Chief Steve Kopp said.
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More bracelets? Fewer bracelets? Members of Rock County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council on Thursday talked about two ways electronic monitoring bracelets are used or could be used for repeat intoxicated drivers. One question is whether people convicted of third-offense intoxicated driving would be willing to choose treatment court rather than time in jail when that time is likely to be spent at home on a bracelet. The other issue is the possibility of using electronic monitoring to keep people sober while they wait for an intoxicated driving ticket to work its way through the court system. Rock County's newest treatment court is designed to serve as many as 25 people who have pleaded guilty to third-offense intoxicated driving. After a little more than a month of operation, three people are participating in OWI court. The only way to get more people to participate, and therefore break their addiction cycles, is to put repeat intoxicated drivers between a rock and a hard place, District Attorney D avid O'Leary said. O'Leary Some might be more likely to choose treatment court if the other option is a tough jail Turn to BRACELET on Page 8A
Associated Press Somerset's Gabriel Flandrick (35) and Reggie Larson (58) celebrate with the WIAA Div. 4 championship trophy after Somerset defeated Walworth Big Foot 35-33 in overtime at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison on Thursday. Big Foot rallied from a 21-6 deficit to force the game into overtime but failed on the two-point conversion that it needed to send the game to a second overtime. Story, photo on Page 1B.
Dan Lassiterfirstname.lastname@example.org A bicyclist was captured through a blur of leafless trees, enjoying the sunshine on the Ice Age Trail on Janesville's east side Thursday. Today will be a bit cooler as patchy fog is expected this morning before skies clear. Sunny skies and highs in the low 50s are expected to return this weekend. For more on the forecast, see Page 7A.
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NATION/WORLD • 6B BP settlement sets record BP's $4.5 billion settlement of federal criminal charges announced Thursday is a record amount, and a significant sum of money. Or, looked at another way, it's less than the $5.5 billion in profit the British oil giant made between June and September of this year. BP is not fully past the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the 2010 explosion that killed 11 workers and led to the largest oil spill in U.S. history. The company has so far set aside $42 billion to pay fines and damages resulting from the spill.
Ideal deer hunting weather includes a fresh fall of snow and crisp cold—something between bonechilling damp and lung-piercingly bitter. Local hunters won't see those conditions this year after the deer gun season opens Saturday morning. Instead, they'll have to settle for second best: sunshine and 50-degree days. "People would prefer it to be cold and to have snow on the ground," said Kevin Wallenfang, big game ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Snow makes it easier to see deer and track them. The fall woods provide effective camouflage for deer. In past years, hunters have had to deal with "fog so thick you couldn't see 100 feet" and "pouring rain," Wallenfang said. "If you get good weather, that's great," Wallenfang said. "If you get snow, that's the cherry on the top of thingsf Weather always has an impact on the number of deer killed during opening weekend.
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"There's an increased hunter effort on weekends like this," Wallenfang said. "Hunters will sit out there all day long and enjoy being outdoors." Colder weather would be better for preserving deer meat and hides.
Wallenfang recommended hunters pull their kills into the shade and then turn them over on their back to help release body heat. Deer kept in the shade at 50 degrees should be fine for a while, Turn to HUNTING on Page 7A
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Unresolved issues cloud funding for state schools Superintendent proposal seeks to account for aid needs By Megan Nicolai Post-Crescent staff writer
State lawmakers say the looming fiscal cliff, along with a federally managed state health insurance exchange that could siphon money from Wisconsin, might make it difficult to increase public school funding. "We just don't know what's going to happen in Washington between now and January — we don't know what our costs will be," said state Sen. Mike Ellis, R-Neenah. On Nov. 12, state Superintendent Tony Evers introduced a proposal that called for $615 million in additional state funding to Wisconsin schools in 201315. The plan would alter the funding formula used to determine state aid for school districts and increase or keep school districts' funding unchanged. Evers Gov. Scott Walker in February will release his budget covering July 2013 through June 2015. Walker's spokesman, Cullen Werwie, declined to comment on specific aspects of Evers' proposal until Walker introduces his budget. "We appreciate the hard work Superintendent Evers has put into his budget proposal," Werwie said. "We will be reviewing agency requests carefully in the upcoming session." Evers' plan, called "Fair Funding for Our Future," is a rehashed version of a proposal Evers introduced two years ago. Highlights include: » A 2.4 percent increase in categorical and general state aid for the 2013-14 academic year, and a 5.5 percent increase in 2014-15 — an increase of roughly $615 million. » Categorical state aid would increase by $47.5 million during the 2013-15 biennium. » Guaranteed state funding
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Democrats rip Walker over campaign, public ties Emails suggest close links between county and election By Todd Richmond
waukee County staff on media strategy during the run-up to his election, saying there's no doubt Walker himself was involved in illegal cam-
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Democrats pounced Tuesday on newly released emails that indicate Republican Gov. Scott Walker's campaign aides worked closely with his Mil-
paigning. Milwaukee County Assistant Dist. Atty. Bruce Landgraf revealed the emails during a sentencing hearing for one of Walker's county aides Monday.
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The proceeding was part of a monthslong secret investigation into Walker's county executive office. The governor hasn't been charged with any wrongdoing, but the probe's status is unclear. The state Democratic Party issued a statement calling the emails a "bombshell" revelation that shows Walker turned his county office into a campaign machine. "We believe this shows a much greater level of involve-
ment of Scott Walker," party spokesman Graeme Zielinski said. "We believe he was running Milwaukee County like his campaign office." Walker's campaign has insisted there's nothing uncouth about campaigns communicating with government workers. "It is a common and routine procedure for campaign staff and an elected official's staff to discuss matters involving the See WALKER, Page A2
MORNING TICKER Headlines from around the nation and the world HEALTH CARE: Regulations: After months of waiting, the Obama administration has released new regulations that will allow states to move forward with their health exchanges. / A11 ELECTION: Self-funders: Spending out of your own pocket is no guarantee of victory: Of the 49 candidates who spent some of their own money for Congress in 2012, only nine won their races and none of them were big spenders. / All
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Cooperative Network re-elects board of directors
MADISON Cooperative Network, the trade association for Minnesota and Wisconsin cooperative businesses, reelected all directors at its annual meeting Nov. 14 in La Crosse. Following the annual meeting, the board of directors met and elected board officers. Terri Dallas, Genex Cooperative, Inc. joins the executive committee as the new executive committee member. "Minnesota and Wisconsin are the two leading cooperative states in the nation and our board of directors reflects the considerable strength, diversity and vitality of our cooperative community," said Bill Oemichen, Cooperative Network president and CEO. Oemichen added, "Our board members truly reflect the cooperative principle of cooperation among cooperatives and they will work hard to advance member-owned businesses in both states." Also serving on the 2012-13 board will be: • Sam Skemp, Sun Prairie, general manager of Frontier FS Cooperative, as Cooperative Network board chairman; • Curt Eischens, Minneota, MN, a grain producer and member of the CHS Inc. board of directors, as Cooperative Network board vice chair; • Bob Topel, Waterloo, dairy producer and a member of the Foremost Farms USA board of directors, as Cooperative Network board secretary; • Jim Hathaway, Menomonie, general manager of Dunn Energy Cooperative, as Cooperative Network board treasurer; and • Terri Dallas, Shawano, vice president of information and public relations at Cooperative Resources International, as a member of the Cooperative Network Executive Committee. At-large directors are as follows: Mike Mulcahey, Waseca, MN, CHS Inc.; Tom Hayes, La-
fayette, MN, Brown County Rural Electric Association; Cheri Gibeaut, Endeavor, Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative; and Jim Kinzie, Drummond, Bayfield Electric Cooperative. Sector directors are as follows: • Jim Drogue, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Credit Union League; Dave Hischke, Suring, Oconto Electric Cooperative; Elaine Eckendorf, Custer, Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association; Bob Gadwill, Altoona, Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association; Brad We1p, Blue River, Richland-Grant Telephone Cooperative; Dan Stoltz, St. Paul, MN, SPIRE Federal Credit Union; Mark Berning, St. Michael, MN, Land O'Lakes, Inc.; Staci Martin, Mankato, MN, AgStar Financial Services; Al Wearing, Madison, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin; Greg Sacia, Holmen, Dairyland Power Cooperative; Bill Zuhlke, Beaver Dam, Land 0' Lakes; Matt Brandrup, Madison, RESCO, Inc.; Harlan Lanz, Mankato, MN, BENCO Electric; Gregg Westigard, Frederic, Trade Lake Mutual Insurance Co.; Kelly Christianson, Roseau, MN, Northern Resources Cooperative; Michelle Steien, Black River Falls, Co-op Credit Union; and Bill Buending, of Gramercy Park Cooperative Northwest in Minneapolis, MN. Cooperative Network serves more than 600 member-cooperatives, owned by more than 6.1 million Minnesota and Wisconsin residents, by providing government relations, education, marketing, and technical services for a wide variety of cooperatives including farm supply, health, dairy marketing, consumer, financial, livestock
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Rovey named new USDEC chairman DENVER, CO Arizona dairyman Paul Rovey was elected chairman of the checkoff-funded U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) at the association's membership meeting in October. Rovey had been serving as interim chairman, filling the seat made vacant by previous chairman Les Hardesty's retirement from the industry. Rovey is the fourth elected chairman in the organization's history, following Elwood Kirkpatrick (1995-2004), Tom Camerlo (2004-09) and Hardesty (2009-12). Rovey, a long-time dairy leader, milks approximately 2,100 cows on his dairy farm in Glendale, AR. Rovey also serves as chairman of the board of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), a post to which he was elected in January 2003. He also has served as vice chairman of DMI, chairman of the board of the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) and the National Dairy Board (NDB). In addition to his efforts in dairy promotion, Rovey serves
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Consumer alert: Watch out for escrow scams on online ads Wisconsin DATCP MADISON Online ad services such as Craigslist are great places to score a deal on used goods, but they have also proven to be a hotbed for scams. Recent postings to Craigslist pages throughout the Midwest have falsely advertised boats for sale in Wisconsin, and buyers have lost big bucks after putting them in escrow accounts at the sellers' request. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) asks consumers to be aware of escrow scams when responding to online advertisements. Consider the following recent incidents. An Illinois buyer deposited more than $20,000 in an escrow account to purchase a boat in Wisconsin through a fraudulent posting. As soon as the money hit the escrow account, it was transferred out of state and then overseas, leaving the buyer empty-handed.
In another incident, a man in Tennessee found the perfect boat on Craigslist. It was in great condition, had a clear title and was free of damage. The owner, "Tina," was in Alaska, but the boat was stored at her summer home in Brookfield, WI. Because she had been burned in a previous deal, Tina wanted the sale price paid in full to an escrow account managed by a Brookfield law firm before she would travel to Wisconsin to make the sale. In actuality, there was no boat, the law firm does not exist and the title provided to the buyer was fraudulent. In this instance, the buyer from Tennessee was lucky - he became suspicious and did not hand over any cash. Had the buyer put the money in the escrow account, it would have disappeared. Craigslist and similar sites are simply online local classified ad services, so treat them like an ad in a local newspaper. Try to handle sales and purchases face-toface in a public place and avoid
scams by looking out for these red flags: • A seller asks the buyer to put the money in escrow, particularly in an online escrow account. • Being asked to pay by wire transfer or pre-paid debit card (such as a MoneyPak Green Dot card). • Being told that the seller can offer buyer's protection from Craigslist - Craigslist does not offer any such protection for transactions. • A buyer offers to pay extra for an item you have listed for sale, but asks that you send back the difference by wire transfer. This is called a fake check scam. If the bank cashes the bad check and you send the money to the scammer, you will be responsible for paying it back in full to the bank when it is found to be fake days or weeks later. For more information or to file a consumer complaint, visit datcp.wisconsin.gov, send an email to datcphotline@ wisconsin.gov or call the hotline toll-free at 1-800-422-7128.
Family Continued from page 1 neighbors to rent land from, their crop harvest would not be able to produce enough crops to support their herd. The rain this year, Luckwaldt said, came at just the right time all summer to help them have a successful harvest. "We got timely rains all summer long and we got good crops," he said. "We tried to harvest a lot of excess buffer (crops) in case there is a draught next year." The community has been a great support to the Luckwaldts, and he gives them lots of credit for his success. "We feel the community is a great place to operate a dairy," he said. "We live in a cow friendly, cool climate, are sitting on a great aquifer, the land we own and rent from wonderful neighbors and landlords is able to supply our herd with feed, and there is a lot of competition for milk from local processors." The farm's success, Luckwaldt said, is largely due to the hard work of all the employees. He said without his employees he would not be able to maintain his farm's success. COMMUNITY SUPPORT From his operation's managHe said, without having er Bob Donahoe, herdsman Pat-
replaced. "The current parlor is getting towards the end of the road, and we needed to do something," he said. They have now installed a double 20-parallel parlor that allows cows to be milked between their hind legs. Luckwaldt acknowledged while this may not be the way most farmers have milked in the past, he believes this will be safer for those milking and "more labor efficient as the udders are closer together." The parlor also uses sand bedding to maximize the cow comfort and also to provide safety for the cows. The cows' hooves get the sand on them and this grit helps the cows from slipping on the concrete. Luckwaldt said this year they are prepared to support and feed all their cattle by harvesting crops from their 500 acres and also harvesting crops from 1,700 rented acres. Planting crops is part of the farm work he enjoys doing himself. "I plant corn," he said. "It's one of the things I like to do."
rick Kuselik, lead feeder Craig Peterson and all his other employees, he is able to effectively run his operation. The importance of employee management is something Luckwaldt has had to learn along the way as the farm has gotten bigger. He said the organizational skills have been necessary to get all the tasks done for the expansion on time. While he has always wanted to farm, he was never pushed by his parents to go into farming. He said while his daughters Laura (age 11), Rebekah (age 9) and Maran (age 6) are interested in the farm and help with feeding the calves on Sunday night, the decision as to how involved his daughters want to be with the farm will be their decision to make. The success of the farm, Luckwaldt said, comes from the help he has on the farm and the support he has. "It seems like you have to credit my success to my employees and community who have helped," he said. "We are very fortunate to have the infrastructure to support our dairy industry. I think Wisconsin is just a good place to milk cows."
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Santa Train commemorates 40th anniversary of beloved East Troy tradition Limited tickets are now available for children of all ages who would like to ride in special passenger trolley cars that will follow the East Troy Electric Railroad's Santa Train on Saturday, Dec. 1, when it makes its annual journey from the North Pole to East Troy. In observance of the 40th anniversary of the beloved tradition of Santa's arrival by rail, the East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce and the East Troy Electric Railroad, have teamed up with the Mukwonago Area Chamber of Commerce as an event partner. The East Troy Electric Railroad is running the Santa Train and the passenger cars as a holiday gift to people from near and far who enjoy the magic of Santa traveling by rail. All proceeds from the sale of tickets for the passenger cars will go to the East Troy and Mukwonago chambers of commerce. The original East Troy Christmas Parade train, started by the East Troy Jaycees and the railroad in 1972, was a historic reproduction of the Schuster's Christmas Parade in Milwaukee. The Schuster's Department store chain sponsored the parade, established in 1928, to kick off the Christmas shopping season. It disappeared in 1955 with the demise of the Milwaukee Electric Lines interurban and streetcar system. The East Troy Electric Railroad has acquired the soundtrack from the Schuster's Christmas Parade, which was used in the early days of the East Troy event, but has not been heard for many
years. The sounds of "Jingle Bells" and "The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" will once again add to the excitement of the event. The beautifully lit fourcar train will travel down the century-old interurban trolley line between Mukwonago and East Troy on its mission to transport Santa to East Troy in order to light the community Christmas tree on the historic village square. Nearly the entire route is visible from County Road ES. The train will stop briefly at the following crossings on its way to East Troy: 4 p.m. Leaves Indianhead Park in Mukwonago 4:30 p.m. The Elegant Farmer 5:15 p.m. Army Lake Road — Army Lake Camp 5:30 p.m. St. Peter's Road 5:50 p.m. Byrnes Street 6:10 p.m. Division Street 6:30 p.m. Arrives on Village Square via East Troy Fire Department truck The special heated passenger trolley will pick up riders with pre-purchased tickets at 4 p.m. from Indianhead Park in Mukwonago and at 4:30 p.m. at The Elegant Farmer and follow the Santa Train to East Troy. Riders will be able to walk to the village square for the tree lighting ceremony. The return trip will depart the East Troy depot at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the special ride, which must be purchased in advance, are available at the East Troy Chamber Office, 2096 Church St., and the Mukwonago Chamber Office, 801 Main St., Suite 1, for $10 each or four for $35. For more information, call (262) 642-3770 or (262) 363-7758.
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The East Troy Electric Railroad's Santa Train will make its annual journey to East Troy on Saturday, Dec. 1.
In anticipation of Santa's arrival, festivities will begin on the village square at 6 p.m. with a Christmas Carol Sing-along led by the East Troy Community Band. Concessions will be available on the square from local Scout troops. The East Troy Lioness Club will also offer walking tacos and hot chocolate in the
warmth of the Lions Lodge. Photos of children with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available following the tree lighting inside Ivan's Backstage at a cost of $5 each, with the proceeds to benefit the East Troy Food Pantry. The photographs are part of the Holiday Marketplace that will take place from 5-8 p.m., featuring more than 20
vendors offering a variety of holiday gift items and entertainment by Cork N Cleavage. Midnight Magic, sponsored by the Mukwonago Area Chamber of Commerce, also takes place that day from 10 a.m. until midnight at sites throughout the community. Under the theme, "All Aboard for an Electric
Christmas," the event offers pictures with Santa, The Enchanted Gingerbread Forest, Alaskan Malamute Dog Sled Pull, Marketplace, Carriage Rides, Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting, Live Nativity Scene, Holiday Entertainment and Fireworks. For more information, visit www.mukwonagochamber. org.
Holiday happenings Historical Society to ring in holiday season The East Troy Area Historical Society is hosting "Just a Jingle in Time," a holiday social, from 6:30-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Kubicki Museum and Heritage Center, 2106 Church St. The event will feature appetizers, wine and entertainment.
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For more information, call Breakfast Club collects (262) 642-7642. food for those in need The East Troy/MukwoHave brunch with Santa nago area Business Breakfast The Salvation Army —Army Club will participate in the loLake Camp will host its fourth cal Christmas events on Dec. annual Brunch with Santa on 1 Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to The club's East Troy mem1:30 p.m. at the camp located bers will be headquartered at N8725 Army Lake Road at the Red Door Café, 2887 (County Road ES to Army Lake E. Main St., East Troy, for Road) in East Troy. The full Santa's arrival on the village brunch buffet will feature ham, square from 5-8 p.m. Mukwonago members will bacon, sausage, fried chicken, corned beef hash, scrambled be at the House of Insurance, eggs, biscuits and gravy, fresh 101 N. Rochester St., Mukwonago, during Midnight Magic fruit salad and more. Children will have an oppor- after the parade until 9 p.m. Bring a $5 minimum donatunity to meet Santa, decorate their own Christmas cookie and tion (cash or five paper goods enter to win door prizes. The or food items) to either locacost is $7 for adults and $5 for tion for a free entry into two children 12 and younger; chil- raffles. Donations will benefit dren younger than 5 are free. the East Troy Food Pantry For more information, call Joe and the Mukwonago Kitchen at (262) 642-6400, ext. 250. Kupboard Food Pantry.
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Zoning administrator comments on consolidated departments The Rusk County zoning department issued the following public statement regarding the Land Conservation and Development Dept. which was approved by county board resolution at the Nov. 15 meeting: At the Nov. 15 county board meeting, the Rusk County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution which combines the Land and Water Conservation, Land Information/Surveyor and Zoning Offices into one department, the "Land Conservation and Development Department". In addition, they appointed CeCe Tesky to the position of Department Head overseeing the newly formed department. Tesky is currently the zoning administrator for the county. "I am honored that the county board believes that I can help to make this a successful transition," said Tesky. She added "I am committed to improving services for the public, as well as avoiding disruption of services. It is also a priority to assist the existing employees in getting through this challenge. This will be a big change for all of us!" The combination will become ef-
fective on Jan. 1, 2013. For the time being, it is 'business as usual' - each of the departments are in their same locations, with the same employees, doing the same things they have always done. The County Surveyor retired on Oct. 5 and the county board does not expect to refill that position at this time. "We have a GIS Specialist and a Surveyor's Assistant in the Land Information office. Both of these employees can assist the public with any and all questions that they have about their land." Tesky indicated. "We will be developing a plan on prioritizing remonumentation and county land surveys. This plan will help us to decide how to get the best use of our surveying budget dollars." In addition to numerous agricultural and forestry related programs, the Land and Water Conservation Office has a unique partnership with the Wildlife Restoration Association through the Environmental Challenge project. The project is invaluable and provides dozens of students the opportunity to become involved
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jected $55,885 difference between revenues and expenditures. The proposal calls for a slight decrease in city spending and a $2,308 increase in the total tax levy, which could be made up for by taxes on new construction without impacting other property owners. City officials have not released tax rate information to determine the tax impact on individual property owners. The alternative budget proposes eliminating $35,000 in contingency funding, instead relying on the city's fund balance as a cushion in case of a catastrophe or other unanticipated expenditures. The city's fund balance is currently at $403,260 or 37 percent of expenditures, according to information presented by HuirasRozak, who sits on the city's finance committee. Reynolds, who was not at the meeting, had proposed a budget with a $23,000 contingency for unanticipated council spending other cuts of $15,000 in police, $15,000 in public works and $5,000 in fire. Restoring proposed cuts to the city's police department would allow hiring of a new officer to proceed as the department is currently down
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5 would stay open and three firefighter/paramedics would remain on staff under a budget amendment recommended 113 by the City Council's Committee of the Whole on Wednesday night. Five aldermen submitted amendments aimed at saving the first responders and the station at 2430 Blaine Ave. before the start of the budget revisions meeting at City Hall, 730 Washington Ave.
But it was a hybrid, last-minute floor amendment by Alderman Greg Helding after more than 2 hours of discussions that brought everyone to the table. Helding initially proposed taking two staff amendments that called for transferring roughly $140,000 to reserves and giving that money to the Fire Department along with $57,000 that would be cut from the city attorney's budget. The amendment originally asked to take the money the city usually
If approved by the City Council, the amendment will put $197,000 in the pocket of the Fire Department, an amount Chief Steve Hansen said he "could work with:' gives to the Municipal Band — $36,000 — and transfer it to the Fire Department as well, but aldermen were later told the city has a contract with the band that goes through the end of 2013. Alderman Keith Fair, who had clashed with Helding earlier in the meeting, ended up
praising the alderman for his proposal. "It is not very often that I agree with the alderman of the 11th District!' Fair said, "but I agree with him on this amendment!' If approved by the City Council, the amendment will result in putting $197,000 in the pocket of the Fire Department — an
amount Fire Chief Steve Hansen told the committee he "could work with!' Of the $140,000 from the staff amendments, more than $107,000 came from savings recently realized in technology services and costs, Mayor John Dickert said. The remaining funds were extra dollars found from Health Department inspection chargebacks, he said. "We have been spending down our reserves annually!" City Administrator Tom Friedel said. "That is why there was the rec-
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ommendation that we put this money back into our reserves!' An amendment proposed by Alderwoman Sandy Weidner that would have required Fire Chief Hansen to cut two fire prevention staff instead of the three first responders failed. Following the vote on Helding's amendment, Hansen said it was the "citizens of the Racine that were the winners?' When the budget process began, the Fire More STATION, Page 7A
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MOUNT PLEASANT — The firm tasked with auditing Mount Pleasant's 2011 budget will not continue working with the village, likely further delaying Mount Pleasant's already tardy audit and potentially jeopardizing the village's credit rating as a result, officials said this week. An email from Milwaukee accounting firm Reilly, Penner and Benton released to The Journal Times on Wednesday reads: "Unfortunately, I must inform you that our Firm has decided to completely withdraw from this engagement!' The email, sent by firm partner Joel Joyce, did not elaborate on Reilly, Penner and Benton's reason for departure, and speaking to The Journal Times on Wednesday, Joyce said he could not comment regarding clients. In an earlier message also released by the village on Wednesday, Vil-
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village is unlikely to have completed the 2011 audit by the end of this year. Village Director of Planning and Development Ron Meyer said if that yearend deadline is passed, the village's credit rating will likely get downgraded, jeapordizing its ability to borrow funds. The 2011 budget audit, originally due July 31, is already more than three
months late, in large part thanks to the inadequacy of the village's current accounting software, which Mount Pleasant has budgeted to replace next year. Although Meyer said he's unaware of a specific deadline for submitting the audit, he said that if it cannot be turned in with Mount Pleasant's end-ofyear report to the state, that could flag the village for a credit downgrade. "The longer it lingers, the more likely (the downgrade)'s going to happen, and the more serious it will be!" Meyer said. A downgrade would jeopardize the municipality's ability to borrow funds, which is part of the reason Mount Pleasant's 2013 budget passed Monday with no borrowing attached, Meyer said. Village President Jim Majdoch said he believes the village's current AA2 credit rating could be reinstated once the audit is submitted.
Majdoch has yet to receive the official letter confirming Reilly, Penner and Benton's intentions, he said, but "if we do need to get other auditors, which it sounds like we may, we will!' According to Majdoch, the firm is unwilling to keep working with Mount Pleasant because "all the wrong things happened at the right time Inadequate accounting software slowed down the auditing process for the second consecutive year. Then came the September resignation of key village leadership and the complicating time-crunch of finishing the 2013 budget. "It was hard enough to get the budget out on time, and unfortunately the audit had to suffer because of it," Majdoch said. "It seems like (the firm) felt that we were slowing them down?' In the meantime, he said, "we're trying to get the audit done as soon as we can. But it has to be ac curate, so it can only go so fast?'
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ELMWOOD PARK — A part-time village clerk/ treasurer and two trustees are leaving their positions with the Village of Elmwood Park, Village President Tom Mills confirmed Wednesday. Trustee Dave Cattoi resigned at the Oct. 11 board meeting, Mills said, and Trustee Linda Kawa Pelish submitted her resignation Monday. According to a copy of his emailed resignation letter to Mills and outgoing Village/Clerk Treasurer Veronica Rudychev, Cattoi resigned via email during a meeting. "As I sit though this meeting I see the lack of confidence in my performance of my duties!' Cattoi wrote in the email. "Seeing that and knowing that I will miss the next two meetings I guess it is time to drive off into the sunset ... It is my unfortunate decision to resign at the end of this meeting and allow you to appoint someone who will be more in tune with
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Village of Dousman - The new Dousman Fire District will have the biggest effect on the village's 2013 budget. Village President Jack Nissen said the new funding formula for the fire district -which includes Summit, Dousman and Ottawa - has Dousman paying $56,000 for its share. "It's important for people to know that the consolidation was very important for Dousman. Had Summit decided to leave and take the village to another district, Dousman and Ottawa would have been left with the entire budget (for fire protection)," Nissen said.
Each community in the Fire District is required to make annual payments based on the community's population, tax base and number of emergency calls. One concern in coming to an agreement on the funding formula was over calls to Dousman's Three Pillars. Since Three Pillars is a nonprofit facility, it is exempt from paying real estate taxes, some of which would generate revenues to help pay for fire and medical services. Three Pillars will likely agree on a payment in lieu of real estate taxes (PILOT) to help the village cover emergency calls to the senior Turn to PAGE 7
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Village of Wales - Nu Attitude Salon and Spa owners Dawn Boesel and Pam Fish can't imagine an incident like the Azana Salon and Spa shooting happening at their salon in Wales. "How sad to have something like that happen," said Boesel. "When something like this happens, it makes everybody stop dead in their tracks. Working in a
salon atmosphere you become friends and get to know these people (clients) ... Almost everyone has been touched with situations similar to this." As the owners watched the reaction to the shootings in Brookfield, everyone seemed to be doing something for the families involved in the shootings, "which is wonderful," said Boesel, but they wanted to do something different. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 eight stylists are volunteering their time at Nu Attitude, 130 Highway 18, Wales, to Turn to PAGE 3
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Seniors pave rout Utility back Dom Todarello, another senior, finished with 143 yards rushing and receiving and during his snaps at quarterback threw a secondquarter touchdown pass. It was on the defensive side of the ball, however, where Arrowhead smothered the Big Eight champions. The Warhawks held Sun Prairie to 241 yards, but when the game was being decided in the first half gave up just six first downs and 93 total yards. Leading the charge, as Malling noted, were the seniors. His affection for that class and this group in general is understandable. Last season, he was the new guy in town, the person brought in to succeed Hall of Famer Tom Taraska, who retired in the spring of 2011. They went 8-2 and reached Level 2 of the playoffs last season. This year they cleared the bar at school where expectations are high and made for a very smooth second season for their coach. "Anybody could have coached this group," Malling said. "They ran them themselves." One of Arrowhead's most impressive aspects this season was its team speed, something it showed its first possession when Kelliher hit Ricky Finco on a inside screen pass and the junior jetted up the middle of the field for a 33-yard touchdown at the 9 1/2 minute mark of the first half. The Warhawks' ability to turn short passes into big gains was a theme of the first half. Their second scoring drive, which ended with Todarello hitting Brandon Kim from 3 yards out early in the second quarter, was set up by a 14-yard gain to Finco and a 17-yard gain to Todarello in which he juked his way around a couple of defenders. The next possession Kelliher capped a four-play, 43-yard drive with a screen to senior
Steve Radesztsky turned into a 10-yard touchdown with 9:47 left. "They were a little more physical on the edge. Their receivers blocked well. That was the difference in the game," Sun Prairie coach Brian Kaminski said. "They threw some bubble (screens) where we couldn't get off blocks and that made a difference for us." What really hurts when you face a team like Arrowhead is when it catches a break as it did late in the first half when Kelliher overthrew Ty Jager only to see the pass find Finco in stride for a 37-yard touchdown. With Trevor Ostling's extra point, Arrowhead tied a Division 1 record for most points in a half to go along with 306 total yards. The game was basically over. "Some people mentioned what scoring records were, and we said we want to set a state record for most kids that play in a state championship game," Malling said of the halftime talk. "We had about 120 kids out there, and I don't know how many people have done that." So as the second half wore on, Arrowhead began filing more and more players into the game. It was a sweet scene for Todarello, who was in the stands five years ago watching Arrowhead beat Homestead. He looked up to those guys back then, he said. It's safe to say he and his teammates did 2007 Warhawks and the rest of the program's alumni proud not just Friday but all season. They won their games by an average ofpoints 35 points, pounding the well-respected Classic 8 to the tune of 39 points per game. What happened Friday was simply par for the course. "It feels like we left our mark," Todarello said. "It feels great." Arrowhead 728 0 0 — 35 Sun Prairie 0 0 0 14 — 14 ARR: Ricky Finco 33 pass from Brady Kelliher (Trevor Ostling kick). ARR: Brandon Kim 3
pass from Dom Todarello (Trevor Ostling kick). ARR: Steve Radeztsky 10 pass from Brady Kelliher (Trevor Ostling kick). ARR: Brady Kelliher 11 run (Trevor Ostling kick). ARR: Kenny Finco 37 pass from Brady Kelliher (Trevor Ostling kick). SUN P: Ryan Curran 6 run (Dustin Wunderlin kick).SUN P: Brandon Isabel! 34 pass from Ben Havlicek (Dustin Wunderlin kick). Total yardage — ARR 390, SUN P 241. Total pass yardage — ARR 225, SUN P 197. Total rush yardage — ARR 165, SUN P 44. Passing — ARR 16-27-1-0, SUN P 21-33-2-0. Top passers — SUN P: Ryan Curran 18-29-129-0. ARR: Brady Kelliher 15-22-222-3.
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Homestead's Max Pavelec stops Waunakee's Jacob Mehlhoff short of the goal line on fourth down in the third quarter Friday. From page 1
guess." It could have been. But HOMESTEAD when Homestead wasn't stopping Waunakee in the second half, the Warriors were stopping themselves. "It's was just multiple huge sighs of relief," said Homestead quarterback Jake Laihinen, who threw for one touchdown and ran for the other. Waunakee, which entered the game averaging 39 points per game, picked off Laihinen knew, but I didn't think about on the second play from it. We never mentioned it. We scrimmage in the third guarjust told them we're going ter. there to win a football game." The Warriors faced a Homestead finished 12-1 to fourth down with the ball inclaim its first title since 2008. side the 1-yard line when Waunakee also finished 12-1 quarterback Will Decorah after having chance after took the snap and tripped on chance to erase the 14-point the foot of center Jacob Ohnedeficit in the second half. sorge. He was able to hand the "It was pretty frustrating ball off to running back Tyler today," Rice said. "It was not a Reynolds, but essentially fun day at all. It was one of my knocked him over with his more frustrating ones. I'm momentum well short of the sure the kids feel that way, goal line. too. It wasn't meant to be, I Waunakee also failed to
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score despite a first and goal at the 5. The Warriors subsequently forced Homestead to punt and got the ball back at the Highlanders' 28-yard line. But Decorah's pass on the next play was intercepted by freshman Jack Popp. And later it was fourth down at the 5 when a wide open Waunakee receiver somehow tripped at the goal line as the ball was passed to him. It fell incomplete. Waunakee totaled 215 yards but ran 71 plays, only 3.0 yards per play. In the first half, Waunakee punted five times and threw an interception. "Our defensive coordinator (Fritz Rauch) is going to put this one on the shelf," Keel said. "He should. It was an absolutely special effort. I can't say enough about the defense, that's for darn sure. What a phenomenal defensive effort by our team." Homestead scored on its first and final drives of the
first half — on a 1-yard run by Laihinen and a 22-yard catch by Popp. Already up, 7-0, Homestead got the ball at the Waunakee 25-yard line with only 28 seconds remaining in the first half. "One of my coaches was thinking, 'Why don't we just take a knee?' " Keel said. "I thought to run a reasonable, safe play and give it to a great athlete. And if good things happen, maybe we can get in position. Our offensive line blocked extremely well." Jay Schneider took a handoff and ran for 53 yards — 4 fewer yards rushing than Waunakee had all game — and Popp caught his TD on the next play. Waunakee Homestead
kick). HOM: Jack Popp 22 pass from Jake Laihinen (Ryan Stendler kick). Total yardage — WNKEE 215, HOM 258. Total pass yardage — WNKEE 158, HOM 97. Total rush yardage — WNKEE 57, HOM 161. Passing — WNKEE 16-43-2-0, HOM 7-15-2-0. Top passers — HOM: Jake Laihinen 7-15-974. WNKEE: Will Decorah 15-42-131-0.
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Poverty skews Unified scores Income, race set Racine district apart from its 'peers' LINDSAY FIORI email@example.com
RACINE — Each fall, Racine Unified is pitted against nine similarlysized Wisconsin districts for a comparison of test scores, graduation rates, attendance and more. And each fall Unified is either the worst performer or close to it. But the district also consistently has the most students living in poverty. Educators agree poverty unquestionably breeds lower-performing stu-
dents, and that has some with college degrees comlocally questioning if it's pared to us." Laing added fair to compare Unified to richUnified also has many more black er districts and those with less students than the entrenched genother nine diserational poverty. tricts, a fact that "It's not fair to leads to more talk compare us to an of unfair compariAppleton:, said sons because data Unified Superinshow Wisconsin's tendent Ann Lablack students perLai ng ing. "I'm not even form worse than sure if it's fair for other racial groups (them to compare us to) on state tests. "African-American stuMadison because Madison has a huge population dents have not been suc -
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cessful," Laing said. "We have to do something to address that." The district is working on strategies to better engage black students, Laing said. As for poverty, it's not a problem the dis -
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Poverty makes a difference About three-fifths of Racine Unified students come from lower-income families, according to the "Comparative Analysis of the Racine Unified School District" report released this month by the Milwaukee -based Public Policy Forum, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research entity.
The report is released annually and compares the 10 largest Wisconsin school districts, excluding Milwaukee because it's so much bigger than the rest. Racine Unified is among those 10, as are Green Bay, Janesville and Waukesha. Though the districts vary in enrollment from about 27,000 students to about 10,000, all 10 are used for comparison because it provides a "more accurate" sample size, More UNIFIED, Page 11A
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Zoo could raise price for nonresidents STEPHANIE JONES
RACINE — Starting next spring, non-Racine County residents could pay more for zoo admission than county residents. In 2007 the Racine Zoo started charging admission, bringing in more revenue from both admissions and memberships, said Jay Christie, the zoo's president and chief operating officer. The zoo already offers discount days for county residents, but as a way to further increase revenue, Christie said he is looking into raising admissions for nonresidents. He estimates annual attendance at 90,000, and of those he estimates a third are from out of the county, with many from Illinois. "You would be surprised by the number of Illinois plates we seer Christie said. If he raised admission $1 per person for non- county residents, it would bring in an extra $30,000 annually, he estimates. Admission during the peak season, April through
BY THE NUMBERS 2006 (Before admission fee implemented) Operations revenue: $1,074,460 Operating expenses: $1,320,662* Membership revenue: $88,162 Admissions revenue: $0 Households with memberships: 728 2012 (Estimated numbers based on last 10 months) Operations revenue: $1,539,585 Operating expenses: $1,558,370* Membership revenue: $144,063 Admissions revenue: $312,326 Households with memberships: 1,812 *The differences between operating expenses and revenue have been made up by endowments and reserves.
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October, is now $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors and $4 for children 3-15. It's half that price during the off-season. But he said before any increase can be implemented, the proposal needs approval from the zoo's Board of Directors. There has been discussion in the past about lower admissions for city residents versus those living in the county outside the city, since city taxpayers contribute more to the zoo than county taxpay-
ers. Christie said because of how Racine ZIP codes and mailing addresses work, it would be hard to determine exactly which municipality all visitors live in. County Supervisor Monte Osterman, who is also a Zoo Board member, said the zoo should give some consideration to different admissions for county residents versus non-county residents. At the same time, he said, higher admission prices can end up lowering at-
tendance and that needs to be looked at. He said it's too bad the zoo has to charge any attendance fee at all, although he added, "It's the way of the world these days?' The economy no longer allows a free zoo, Osterman said. Before 2007, the Racine Zoo was one of only a handful of free zoos, Osterman said. "It was something that set us apart;' he said. When the zoo, 2131 N. Main St., first started charging for admission, there was a public outcry. But over time, Osterman said, he thinks the public has accepted it. The zoo is expected to bring in $312,326 in admission revenue this year, as well as an additional $144,063 in revenue from annual member ships, according to numbers from Christie. Before the zoo started charging admission, the zoo brought in about $88,000 in annual memberships from people supporting the zoo. But since the zoo started charging
cine-area businessmen Ray Stibeck and longtime friend Dan Johnson talked about some way to help the community and give back. They knew that some churches offer Thanksgiving meals. But there wasn't any organized community meal, said Stibeck, who owns KZ Heating, Air Conditioning and Hydronics in Racine and the new Route 20 Outhouse restaurant, 14001 Washington Ave. Three years ago, the men, whose passion for giving started long ago,
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on Friday for the city's third annual community Thanksgiving dinner at Festival Hall. He dropped off about 150 boxes, including boxes of potatoes, sugar, butter, milk and turkey.
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Church offers special meal Columbus United Methodist Church, 222 S. Dickason Boulevard, invites the public to join them for a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings (including homemade pies and bread) on Thursday Nov. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. This ongoing event is held the fourth Thursday of every month. For more information call Mike at 920-296-7629. BEAVER DAM
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The Beaver Dam Kiwanis Club, coordinator of the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is in need of additional volunteer bell ringers. This year's campaign includes 12 days, beginning Nov. 21 and ending Dec. 24. Overall, 248 two-hour volunteers are needed to cover the 12 days at five locations. Money raised goes directly to help individuals and families from Dodge County who are struggling. Interested persons are encouraged to call 8874282 (Green Valley Enterprises) to volunteer; it's a great way to make a difference this holiday season.
A wetdown ceremony was held for Beaver Dam's new Engine 1261 on Wednesday night at Beaver Dam Town Hall. The ceremony is a fire service tradition where neighboring departments hose down a new truck. The new pumper was purchased for $545,000 and was received on Oct. 30. About 150 people including firefighters and trucks from more than a dozen departments were there. Engine 1261 was put into service on Wednesday night.
owl bail set at $250,000 By CITIZEN STAFF JUNEAU - Bail was set at $250,000 cash for a 45-year-old man charged with his seventh offense of drunken driving. Scott E. Salyards, Bloomington, Minn., faces up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines if convicted.
According to the complaint, Salyards was driving south on Highway 26 in the town of Emmet when a sheriff's deputy caught him driving 71 mph in a 55 mph zone. When the deputy went to speak with Salyard, he noticed that Salyard's breath smelled of intoxicants and there
was a beer can on the passenger side floor. The complaint states that Salyard told the deputy he was heading to Beaver Dam from Juneau. He said he believed he had passed Highway 26. When told he was on Highway 26, he said he
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Museum to hold tree event The Dodge County Historical Society will hold its annual tree trimming event at the museum, 105 Park Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. All materials will be provided and there will be refreshments. Parents should accompany children. Children of all ages will make decorations for the 12-foot tree in preparation for the Holiday Open House on Dec. 1. The museum will be open that day from noon until after the parade. There will be hot chocolate and treats.
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The community is invited to a free workshop on acupressure and acupuncture at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Beaver Dam Community Hospital. David Milbradt, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, will lead this workshop on using acupressure to release tension and resolve pain. During the class he will also discuss the benefits and uses of acupuncture. To register, call 356-1578. It's best to sign up with a buddy so that you can practice on one another during the class.
may have gone by Highway 33. According to the complaint, Salyards failed the field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol concentration of .087. A search of his vehicle found an open can of beer wedged between the seats.
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Laura Mutz works on one of the computers in the new library at Moraine Park Technical College. Mutz said she's happy that the college now has a more updated and nice library area and feels things are easier and closer together. The latest addition provides a new library and cafeteria, among other improvements, on the west side of the building.
MPTC addition offers food for thought and something to eat By TERRI PEDERSON Staff Reporter
The latest addition at Moraine Park Technical College has been completed offering a new library, cafeteria and computer lab on the west side of the building. The new library is 6,800 -square-feet, replacing a 2,700-square-foot facility. Campus and community partner Karen Coley said the former library will be the last major project on campus. Remodeling there will include adding another Mercury Marine Lab to meet demand. "We will also be adding one general classroom and IT rooms to the campus;' Coley said. To create the student life area of the campus, Coley said they gutted the former cafeteria. A classroom was replaced with a student area with two big screen televisions, a gaming sys-
tem and seating. Brightly colored chairs were placed around the tables in the new cafeteria and special energy efficient lighting was added to go with the school's green initiative. One of the big pluses was adding a kitchen. "We did not have any kitchen before the remodeling," Coley said. Campus CafĂŠ and Catering won the bid to provide the food service at the school. "It's made a real difference in students staying on campus for meals;' Coley said. A patio was also added off of the cafeteria and will have tables for use during warm weather. A career center was added that is much larger than the former space and there are double the computers in the room for students to use for career assessments. See MPTC/Page 2
BY CITIZEN STAFF JUNEAU - A 33-year-old Beaver Dam woman has been sentenced to four years of probation after being found guilty of one count of second degree sexual assault by a correctional staff. Jolene Mason, W9941 E. Salem Road, pleaded no contest to the charge on Sept. 26. Two additional counts of sexual assault and one count of delivering illegal articles to an inmate were dismissed and read in to the record. Mason must serve one year of conditional jail time with Huber, transfer and childcare privileges. She must register as a sex offender. She may not have contact with any Wisconsin correctional facility without prior authorization. According to the criminal complaint, another inmate reported inappropriate activity between Mason and a 30-year-old inmate at Waupun Correctional Institution in December of 2010. During the investigation, letters from the inmate were sent to a box belonging to Mason at the former UPS Store. The letters were addressed to another woman but described sexual contact between the inmate and a woman. According to the complaint, police searched Mason's home in Juneau as well, where they found legal documents from the inmate's court case in her bedroom. The inmate originally denied having a relationship with Mason but later admitted to an 18-month relationship with her.
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Many Wisconsin deer still in rut Hunting ain't like it used to be... Thank goodness! BY RICK OLIVO STAFF WRITER
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Like more than half a million Wisconsin residents, I'm going to be hard to find next week. You see, as you reed this, I will be sitting on a stump in the woods as quietly as possible with my old trusty .308 rifle on my lap, waiting for a trophy buck to come meandering by. Yep. It's deer season once again in Wisconsin. This year marks the 161st recorded hunting season in the Badger State, and the renewal of a fall tradition that united
the generations going back into the mists of the past. Of course, every older generation is fond of telling the new bucks that "It ain't like it used to be," that the bucks were bigger "back then' and that there were more of them, and they were harder to hunt, and hunters aren't as nearly wood wise as they used to be, etc., etc., etc. Sometimes I even catch myself doing it. But in point of fact, a quick look at history shows that the modern deer hunt is a vast improvement over "the good old days." First of all, there are far more deer in the woods than there used to be. In 1897, the first year the state had a bag limit for deer, a license cost a dollar SEE HUNTING, PAGE 9
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Many of Wisconsin's deer are in the rut. Not a rut; the rut. That's good news for hundred of thousands of deer hunters who'll be taking part in Wisconsin's gun deer season, which begins Saturday, Nov. 17. Some rutting bucks — male deer on the move in search of love (mates) and trouble (other bucks) — are always found in during the Wisconsin deer hunt. But many more likely will be out this year. That's because the 2012 deer opener falls on the earliest possible date it can. By law, the Wisconsin deer opener is the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Every day later you go into November increases the
chances that each doe has been mated. A mated doe is no longer in heat. When bucks can no longer sense the chemicals emitted by nearby does in heat, they fall out of rut and settle into a less exposed routine. "As you go further into November, it really starts to peter out," said Kevin Wallenfang, a big game ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. "Our season this year is basically a week earlier than last year. In November, a week can make a big difference." The traditional logic behind a later hunt is to not disturb the mating season, which, in theory, could lead to less natural reproduction. But many states, including Minnesota, don't hold SEE OPENER, PAGE 9
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged the leaders of Washington's divided government on Friday to join him in "tough compromises" to keep the economy from plummeting and taxes from rising for millions of Americans in the new year. "I think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do," Obama said at the White House with the nation's top Republican, House Speaker John Boehner, at his side. Sitting to the president's other side was the Senate's leader, Democrat Harry Reid, as negotiations over the "fiscal cliff' began in earnest. Without a deal between Obama and Congress, a series of tax increases and spending cuts will kick in on Jan.1, with potential to throw the nation into recession. All sides have a deep political stake in coming to terms, but Obama and Republicans in Congress are at a stalemate on raising taxes on incomes over $250,000. On his turf, Obama made the only statement before reporters were asked to leave the Roosevelt Room. Obama used the moment before the TV cameras to try to set a tone of compromise, right down to the body language. Obama ribbed Boehner about his birthday on Saturday, saying he would not embarrass the speaker with a cake because he was not sure how many candles would be needed. "Yeah, right," a smiling Boehner said as the two literally poked some fun at each other and then SEE OBAMA, PAGE 9 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
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Fort city manager finalists to be interviewed Friday By Ryan Whisner Union regional editor
The Fort Atkinson City Council will be selecting the community's next city manager from among five finalists following closed-session interviews Friday and Saturday. Fort Atkinson City Manager John Wilmet will be retiring from the city's top post as of Jan. 4, 2013. A public servant in Fort Atkinson since 1979, he became city manager in September 1998, succeeding Robert Martin.
Voorhees Associates of Elkhorn was hired as the consulting firm to assist in the recruitment and hiring process of a successor to Wilmet. The company also assisted the City of Whitewater during its recent search for a city manager following Kevin Brunner's move to a Walworth County position. Aware of Wilmet's anticipated retirement, the city council had included funds in the 2012 budget for the hiring process, which has taken about six months. The council on Nov. 1 reviewed
JEFFERSON — Jefferson County Sheriff Paul Milbrath, reports that during the past several weeks, citizens in rural Jefferson County have been swindled in connection with lightning rod repairs or purchases. The sheriff's office has been notified of three incidents in which residents either had repairs made to existing lightning rods or had new lightning rods installed. In each case, the prices paid for the work done was greatly inflated. Sheriff Milbrath cautions citizens to make sure that they fully understand the costs associated with any home repairs that they might be considering. Contractors engaging in home repairs must comply with requirements that are controlled by Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Code 110.
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JEFFERSON — The Jefferson Plan Commission is recommending that the common council amend the city's comprehensive plan to accommodate rezoning the former Countryside Home property. The commission met Wednesday evening to discuss Jefferson County's request to amend the plan to allow for planned mixeduse zoning. On Nov. 5, Mayor Dale Oppermann, who also chairs the Plan Commission, received a letter from Jefferson County corporation counsel Phil Ristow asking that the commission and City of Jefferson consider amending the city's master plan. During its meeting Tuesday, the Jefferson Common Council approved the public participation procedures for a comprehensive plan amendment. The topic was open Wednesday night for public participation; however, no one appeared to speak except Ristow. "As you're aware, we've proposed an amendment to the master plan to change the area by old Countryside Home to mixed-use designation in the plan in anticipation of bringing a request to zoning in the future," said Ristow. Specifically, the county is seeking a zoning change for the 60 acres from "planned neighborhood" to "planned mixed use." According to Ristow, mixed use is the current designation for more than 200 acres of countyowned land to the east of the former Countryside Home property across from County Highway W. "On your website is ... a map of what your plan looked at the uses (of land) being at the time and interestingly enough, your Countryside parcel was listed then as light industrial," said Ristow. "For what that's worth, that was kind of the thought process of (Continued on page 7)
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the applications for the city manager with its recruitment consultant, Mark Morien, vice president of Voorhees Associates LLC. Forty-five candidates expressed interest in the Fort Atkinson position. Candidates were required to have six-plus years of increasingly responsible executive experience in a community or organization of comparable size and complexity. The position also requires a bachelor's degree in pub(Continued on page 7)
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Jefferson council eyes levy By Ryan Whisner Union regional editor
JEFFERSON — A total property tax levy of $3.9 million is being proposed to help the City of Jefferson operate in fiscal year 2013. In his initial budget presentation to the Jefferson Common Council Tuesday night, City Administrator Timothy Freitag said the requested property tax levy to support the budget would total $3,894,100, representing an increase of $209,900 or 5.7 percent, from this year's tax levy of $3,684,200. The increase is the second half of a boost permitted under law due to a refinancing of pre-2005 debt the city completed in the last few years. By law, the city was given an one-time exception to increase the tax levy. However, rather than go up to the full 11.3 percent in 2011, the Finance Committee decided to split the increase over two years. As presented, the property tax rate within the City of Jefferson will be $8.39 per $1,000 assessed valuation, representing a 79-cent or 10.42-percent increase from the 2011 tax rate. Freitag said the common council will hold a public hearing on the budget at its Tuesday, Nov. 27, meeting and then consider adopting the proposed 2013 budget and setting the corresponding 2012 tax levy. The city administrator presented a brief overview of the 2013 budget during the council's regular session Tuesday. In calculation of the tax rate, he said, the city's assessed value came in at 99 percent, meaning it was close to the equalized valuation of the city. Freitag said the equalized value of the city declined approximately 4 percent, matching the average decrease in the county. (Continued on page 5)
Multmenerattonal costumes can create fun, memories (Editor's note: This is part of a periodic series of columns by Daily Union reporter Pam Chickering Wilson, who is sharing her own experiences in getting the most out of life without going broke. Living "richer" in this instance means living a fuller, more meaningful life without living a "spendier" one.)
LIVING RICH ON LESS By Pam Chickering Wilson Daily Union Staff Writer
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When I was growing up, my family always had a "dress-up box" in the attic. Come Halloween-time, my sister and I would pull out the box to see what we could create with some basic ingredients and a lot of ingenuity. Into that box went the spangly gold cloak my mom once wore while playing a wizard for a library children's theater event. The red hooded cape I wore for my secondgrade school play went in there too — guess who I played? So did the green cloak that served for Robin Hood
or a goblin. Assorted oddments joined the costume collection through the years: hand-made cardstock witch hats, strange styles of clothing cast off by various family members, prairie bonnets and long dresses, a chef's hat, fringed leather belts, mob caps, a detective's chapeaux, crazy fabrics from the 1960s, Chinese silk and more. I remember pulling together a gypsy outfit from colorful beads, a scarf, a fringed shawl, hoop earrings and a bright red skirt made of bandanna material. More than
once I appeared as a witch, my torn and tattered dress arrayed with cobwebs as if I'd just crawled out of a creepy graveyard. Only a few of those items have survived all these years to be used by my own children, but we have kept up the tradition of the costume box. And it's to that box — not a "big-box" store — that we turn when October rolls around and family members begin to ponder what they'll be for Halloween. We always select at least two costumes, a super-warm one for trick-or-treating and a fancier one for indoor parties and events. This year, my 8-year-old daughter, Colleen, pretty much created her own costume for trick-or-treating. She took a black velvet tunic dress, paired it with super-fuzzy black pants of a long, fur-like material, a short black faux-fur cape and a headband she covered with a black scrunchie whose elastic had failed. Add cardboard ears colored black, a pinned-on tail, facepaint whiskers (Continued on page 14)
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JEFFERSON — Jefferson High School's Dena Smith took away lots of new teaching ideas from the national character education conference earlier this month, but most of all, she has gained inspiration from other award-winning educators. Smith, who teaches the Teens Teaching Teens class, was the sole representative of the School District of Jefferson to attend the national conference Nov. 14 in Washington D.C., hosted by the Character Education Partnership. Dena Smith Smith and the Teens Teaching Teens program were selected earlier this year as a 2012 recipient of the Character Education Partnership's Promising Practices award, which honors specific character education initiatives which have yielded promising results. This past June, Smith and four of her Teens Teaching Teens students led a breakout session for educators at the regional character education partnership hosted by the School District of Jefferson at Waukesha's Country Springs Hotel and Convention Center. (Continued on page 13)
MADISON — A Fort Atkinson woman accused of allegedly using her murdered stepson's identity to obtain his public assistance benefits still needs an attorney to represent her. Laura Robar, 49, appeared in Dane County Circuit Court Wednesday without an attorney because the state Public Defender's Office was checking her eligibility for a court-appointed lawyer. "I'm trying to get myself a
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lawyer. I want an attorney, please," Robar told Dane County Circuit Judge Nicholas McNamara, who then postponed the scheduled preliminary hearing until Robar has legal counsel. The State Public Defender's Office was checking the balance of Robar's Wisconsin Retirement System account to determine whether she was income eligible for an attorney, said Assistant District Attorney Mary Ellen Karst. "There are very good communications (for jail inmates) with
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the State Public Defender's Office," Karst said after court. Robar, who remains in jail on a $100,000 cash bond, was charged last week with allegedly using her stepson, Robert Graville's, identification to obtain his public assistance benefits after his death. Graville, 27, had lived with his half-brother, Jeffrey Vogelsberg, in a Mazomanie residence owned by Robert McCumber'. Graville went missing in July and his body was recovered on Nov. 5 in a wooded area south of Lone (Continued on page 7)
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ARGYLE — It's been three years since Brodhead senior Trent Gerlach played a cornpetitive basketball game at the high school level. Now that Gerlach has traded in his football pads for basketball shoes, he is getting back into a rhythm on the court after scoring a teamhigh 13 points to help the Cardinals come back and knock off Argyle 46-39 in the season opener Tuesday night. "It's a lot different than football," Gerlach said. "I'm still rusty. I'm trying to get back into it. It was a good start for us. We definitely wanted to get that first win and get on a roll. Every game will be a dogfight." Brodhead coach Brian Kammerer understands it's still a work in progress after graduating 11 seniors last year. "It will be an absolute learning curve," Kammerer said. "I think kids realized that playing at this level is a lot different than JV or middle school which is the last time some of them played. They got the monkey off their back. We will have to get better and do the little things better." Brodhead freshman Ned Slocum grabbed a clutch offensive rebound and scored on a layup with about 5 minutes to go to tie the game at 39 and ignite a 9-0 spurt to end the game. The Cardinals' surge was fueled by a 1-3-1 zone that forced three straight Orioles' turnovers late in the fourth quarter. Brodhead sophomore Josiah DeLorme, who added 10 points, scored down low and senior Danny Lewis knocked down a turnaround jumper with 1:33 to go to give the Cardinals a 43-39
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lead. "The 1-3-1 zone helped us force turnovers and got them flustered," DeLorme said. "We are not picked to get many wins this year. Any win we get, in any fashion, is a big
win for us." Argyle freshman Riley Ostby scored a game-high 16 points and had six rebounds to lead the Orioles. Ostby hit a turnaround jumper at the end of the third quarter to give the
Orioles a 37-35 lead. Argyle junior Christopher Severson scored 12 points and added seven rebounds. Senior Alec Treuthardt had nine points on See RALLY, Page B2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) It used to be that Ohio State players despised their longtime enemies to the North, Michigan, and abided everyone else on their schedule. No more. Now the Buckeyes also have a special level of dislike for the Wisconsin Badgers. "I don't want to go on record saying that I hate Wisconsin more than Michigan," Buckeyes wide receiver Corey Brown said, "but I hate Wisconsin just as much as Michigan." A lot of that enmity will likely bubble to the surface when the sixth-ranked and unbeaten Buckeyes travel to play the Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. Blame the antagonism on chippy, close, contentious games the past few years. Each side says the other's fans are obnoxious. Both have accused each other of grandstanding after victories, such as dancing on the opposing team's logo at midfield after a rare road win. Along the way, they've worked up a heated little rivalry where once there was none. This year's edition began during the middle of the winter. Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema alleged that Ohio State's Urban Meyer was swooping in and stealing verbal commitments. Both coaches downplay it now. At the time it seemed like a natural extension of the battles that have been taking place on the field.
"We do a lot of recruiting in Ohio. So the kids know each other," Bielema said of the rivalry this week. "That builds up a little bit of animosity and some feelings out there more than anything. I've learned early on in my coaching career you lose more friends in recruiting in the coaching world than you do on game days." The Badgers have three starters from the Buckeye state, including star linebacker Chris Borland (second in tackles and first in sacks and fumbles recovered), along with tight end Brian Wozniak and defensive lineman Pat Muldoon. Chase Hammond is a backup wide receiver and Darius Hilary is a secondteamer at cornerback as a freshman. Once just a blip on the schedule, now the game's recent history raises the rancor on both sides. The Buckeyes won every meeting between 1960 and 1980, and have a 54-17-5 lead in the series. That mark does not count one of the most painful losses ever to the Badgers. Two years ago, the last time the Buckeyes visited America's Dairyland, Ohio State was 6-0 and ranked No. 1 in the nation but David Gilreath returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and the Buckeyes fell behind 21-3 at the half on the way to a 3118 loss to the No. 18 Badgers. (Ohio State had to vacate the 2010 season as part of NCAA sanctions for violations committed under deposed coach Jim Tressel.) "I continually think about when we were ranked No. 1 a See BADGERS, Page B2
Ponies drill Parkview New Android app DNR wants to May scores 28 can assist hunters keep hunters safe points, Klitzke adds "Sunrise-Sunset" app offers legal hunting times MADISON — A new Android phone app is available for hunters who may need help learning the legal times to shoot in a location. The "Sunrise-Sunset" app will allow hunters to learn the legal times of the day to shoot at their location. Tested by Wisconsin conservation wardens, the app has been developed by the Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Law Enforcement to answer hunters' needs. Using a GPS system, the app tells hunters to the second the opening and closing time for various hunting seasons for your current location. There is no calculating is needed and no adding or subtracting of minutes is needed. What is on the screen for an opening time or a closing
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time is when hunters can legally pull the trigger or when they should no longer shoot. They also can use it to learn the opening and closing times for locations anywhere in the state or for future dates. To use the app, hunters need to turn on their phone's GPS, open the app and select the date they are going to hunt. They can select the species they want to hunt. Then, hunters will set their location using the traditional state map areas and the correct shooting opening and closing times will be displayed. The app comes complete with a state time zone map tab, an informational tab and an email shortcut to notify the DNR about app needs and issues. The app is 99 cents. Search for Sunrise-Sunset by the WI DNR to download. The gun deer hutning season starts Saturday.
EAU CLAIRE — Firearm hunting incidents in 2011 followed the downward trend and came in below the 10year average of 32 incidents annually. More can be prevented by following the following four basic principles of firearm safety — also known as TABK: • Treat every firearm as if it is loaded • Always point the muzzle in a safe direction • Be certain of your target and what is beyond it • Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot Tree stands and harnesses, and the popular group hunting method involving "deer drives," also pose challenges unless done with safety in mind. Conservation Warden Jon King, who heads the Hunter Education Program, suggests each deer drive be planned in advance, with safety the top priority.
"Everyone involved in the drive should know and understand the plan — and follow the plan. Always be sure of your target and beyond," he said. King's tree stand tips to follow include: • Always use a full-body harness and tether yourself to the tree • Always unload your firearm while climbing into or out of the stand. • Use a rope or line to raise and lower your unloaded firearm • During the ascent or descent: maintain three points of contact — two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand. King's deer drive tips are: • Review the four firearm safety principles. • Reconfirm you have positively identified your target. • Reconfirm you have a safe backstop for your bullet. • Review and stick to your hunting plan. Make sure all in the hunting party follow it.
By Times Staff MONTICELLO — The Monticello boys basketball team started the season with a 30-point win, besting Parkview 73-43 in Monticello Tuesday night. The game was a tale of two halves, with the Vikings jumping out to an early 6-0 lead behind back-to-back 3-pointers en route to a 17-14 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The Ponies outscored Parkview 1512 in the second quarter to go into the locker room tied 29-29. The second half was all Monticello. They outscored the Vikings 21-8 in the third and 23-6 in the fourth. Sophomore Ben May led the way for the Ponies with 28 points. Senior Bryce Klitzke had 21 points, and junior Lucas Marty added 18. Senior Jesse Halvorsen led the way on the glass, collecting seven rebounds. Klitzke had six rebounds. Monticello coach Mark Olson was pleased with the balanced offensive output.
"Things we're going their way tonight," Olson said of May, Klitzke and Marty. "I think we have a number of different guys that can contribute on any night." As far as the second-half domination, Olson said there weren't many adjustments made. "We didn't honestly change much in the second half," he said. "We continued to be aggressive on the offensive end. "The guys didn't get down. We didn't lose our mind, and stayed true to what we do. They play with a lot of confidence." Even though it was ultimately a lopsided win, Olson said much early-season learning was being done by his team, especially on defense after the Vikings jumped out to the early lead. He said without scouting reports, his players had to adjust on the fly. "The first game of the year you're feeling each other out, and you're not sure what to expect," he said. "For the first game of the year, we did pretty well there." Monticello (1-0) will host Brodhead (1-0) on Friday.
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Officials analyze Tuesday's results Both sides saw signs of voter fatigue By ALICIA YAGER and ROD STETZER The Herald
As the results for Tuesday night's election rolled in, Joseph Flackey had a hard time deciphering the message voters were sending, especially after Republican Gov. Scott Walker won a heated recall election in June.
While the area's state Assembly races and the 7th Congressional district stayed with Republican incumbents, Wisconsin voters backed incumbent Barack Obama as president and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin for a U.S. Senate seat. "I thought the recall would have given us more momentum!' said Flackey, chairman of the Chippewa County Republican Party, at a gathering at Loopy's Grill and Saloon in the town of Wheaton on Tuesday.
Flackey did have a guess as to why the recall election victories apparently did not translate into more Republican support on Tuesday: He said many of the voters the GOP picked up in June were not supporting Walker, but rather voting against the recall process, thinking it was not the right approach to take in Wisconsin. Having six elections in 2012 was another factor. "It was really tough. We had a lot of voting fatigue!" Flackey said. "(And) our base was tired?'
Local vemocrats fail to oust incumbents While Chippewa County Democrats rejoiced in the victories of Obama and Baldwin, they were disappointed with the results for the 67th and 68th Assembly districts. Republican incumbents Tom Larson and Kathy Bernier held off their Democratic challengers, Deb Bieging and Judy Smriga. "Incumbents always have a bit of an advantage ... but I
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said. "I'm not sure exactly why that is, but there just seems to be such hatred for Obama out there!" Compromise was a popular notion in the hours after Obama's victory and an unavoidable one, given the reality of divided government. But the familiar contours of partisan Washington were also in evidence, especially the notion that compromise means you do things my way. As Democratic Rep. Steve Israel of New York put it, "If you refuse to compromise, we are
So let's assess what happened Tuesday, our sixth election of the year in Wisconsin. We re-elected the Democratic president. Our new U.S. senator —a Democrat, the same party as our departing and retiring U.S. senator — is headed back to Washington after 14 years in the House. Our U.S. representatives in Congress, Republican Sean Duffy in the 7th District and Democrat Ron Kind in the 3rd District, were re-elected. Our local state representatives, Republicans Tom Larson of the 67th District and Kathy Bernier in the 68th District, were re-elected. Let's not forget that Democrat Marge Geissler was re-elected as Chippewa County register of deeds. And last June, after i8 months of state residents yelling at each other, Republican Gov. Scott Walker returned to office after surviving a recall election, as did state Sen. Terry Moulton. So, at the end of a very long, politically polarized year, where are we? Pretty much the same place we were in January. We are exchanging Herb Kohl for Tammy Baldwin. That's about it. Millions and millions and millions of dollars that could have gone to feed the hungry, heal the sick or send our kids off to school with new clothes instead of hand-me-downs was instead used on an election where the status quo was king or queen, depending on your gender. You endured perhaps hundreds of phone calls, campaigns rapping at your door at all hours and thousands of insulting advertisements made by creeps who couldn't find Wisconsin on a map without the help of a GPS unit. And not much happened. It wasn't all a waste. The kids in Cadott will be going to a remodeled elementary school that will resemble a real school. Finally. That's a good thing, helping kids learn. The firefighters and police officers in Lake Hallie will get a new public safety building, meaning they no longer have to
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Re-elected, Obama heads back to divided government By DAVID ESPO WASHINGTON — One day after a bruising, mixed-verdict election, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner both pledged Wednesday to seek a compromise to avert looming spending cuts and tax increases that threaten to plunge the economy back into recession. Added Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid, DNev.: "Of course" an agreement is possible. While all three men spoke in general terms, Boehner Boehner stressed that Republicans would be willing to accept higher tax revenue under the right conditions as part of a more sweeping attempt to reduce deficits and restore the economy to full
health. While the impending "fiscal cliff" dominates the postelection agenda, the president and Republicans have other concerns, too. Obama is looking ahead to top-level personnel changes in a second term, involving three powerful Cabinet portfolios at a minimum. CAROLYN KASTER / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS And Republicans are heading President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the election night party Wednesday in Chicago. See OBAMA, A3
We're a 50-50 nation, give or take a little By CALVIN WOODWARD The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The election laid bare a dual — and dueling — nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It seems you can please only half of the people nearly all of the time. Americans retained the fractious balance of power in reelecting President Barack Obama, a Republican House and a Democratic Senate, altogether serving as guarantors of the gridlock that voters say they despise. Slender percentages
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The Chippewa Falls High School Wire Choir rehearses Wednesday at the school, performing and moving to Van Morrison's "Moondance." The group was one of seven in the United States invited by the world leaders of Alternative String Music to perform in China in June. It will cost the group $112,000 to take this trip, and they are holding fundraisers to make it happen. The next one is a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Chi-Hi. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for those 5 and younger.
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thought it would've been closer!' Al Holle, chairman of the Chippewa County Democrats, said of the 67th results. Holle said that while both Bieging and Smriga were good candidates, both had quite a task of introducing themselves to constituents in rural areas that trend conservative. He noted the layout of the newly redrawn 68th Assembly district, consisting of five different counties, is
separated winner and loser from battleground to battleground, and people in exit polls said yea and nay in roughly equal measure to some of the big issues of the day. Democracy doesn't care if you win big, only that you win. Tuesday was a day of decision as firmly as if Obama had run away with the race. Democrats are ebullient and, after a campaign notable for its raw smackdowns, words of conciliation are coming from leaders on both sides, starting with the plea from defeated Republican rival Mitt Romney that his crestfallen supporters pray for the president.
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But after the most ideologically polarized election in years, Obama's assertion Wednesday morning that America is "more than a collection of red states and blue states" was more of an aspiration than a snapshot of where the country stands. "It's going to take a while for this thing to heal!" said Ron Bella, 59, a Cincinnati lawyer who lives in Alexandria, Ky. He is relieved Obama won, but some of his co-workers are in a "sour mood" about it. "They feel like the vast majority of the country wanted Romney, and the East and the West coasts wanted Obama," he
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Brother bonding Kimberly's Baerenwalds have special connection on volleyball court By Greg Bates Special to the Times-Villager The past few years there have been a couple occasions where Logan Baerenwald has had to leave the Kimberly volleyball team's practice a little early. In those rare instances, Logan's twin brother Parker shifts over from middle blocker to Logan's outside hitter position. After practice, Parker always makes sure he tells his brother a couple things. "I'll come home and say, got this many kills and I'm so much better on the left side than you are,"' Parker said. "It's just a lot of fun." It's a friendly sibling rivalry and it's those small jabs that push one
another and make each player better on the court. The brothers have been playing volleyball on the same team for five seasons and they're now two of the best players at their respective positions in the state. According to Kimberly coach Chris Seidl — who has coached the brothers two seasons, when they were freshmen and now as seniors — the brothers know each other's games very well. "We have pretty good chemistry on the court," said Logan, who is often a setter for his brother. "We both push each other during games. ... He'll do something good and it makes me feel like I have to do something." Parker thinks their style of play compliments one another even though they compete at different positions. "On the court we're very different people, but in a way we work together," Parker said. "He's kind of leads by getting a bunch of kills in a
row and I lead by intimidation factor, so after a big kill I try to get everyone riled up." The brothers are both 6-5 and that size aids them offensively and defensively. "A coach's dream, especially because you can't teach height," Seidl said. "It's nice to have athletic guys at the net for you. ... They definitely know how to handle themselves around the net." When Logan and Parker are on the court together, it can be an opposing coach's nightmare. With their prowess around the net, they demand a double team on a block. However, doubling one of the Baerenwalds leaves one of their teammates free. "We purposely put them away from each other in our rotation so we'll have at least one or both of them in the best attacking spots or being front row," Seidl said. Logan and Parker are the main hitters for Seidl. The coach relies on
Michael Graber photo Kimberly seniors Parker and Logan Baerenwald led the Papermaker boys volleyball team to a terrific season, falling in the WIAA sectional final to top-ranked Appleton North. The Papermakers were ranked in the top-10 all season, with the Baerenwald brothers carrying the load offensively and leading the team in a number of statistical categories. I
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them for a momentum-changing kill or a big block. This season, Logan leads his team in kills with 280. He also had 112 digs, a .335 hitting percentage and a 2.44 serve receive average. Logan and Parker led the team with 29 aces. Logan plays a huge role in Kimberly's passing game and he feels that's his best attribute. "Logan's an all-around player," Seidl said. "He passes like a 2.5, which is a caliber of a college libero, so he's one of our best passers. But
he's also a go-to hitter for us, as well." Parker excels at the net at hitting and blocking. This season, teams have had a difficult time trying to stop Parker. At the end of September, Kimberly played defending state champion Marquette and Parker had a field day. He went 19-for-21 on kills as the Kimberly setters just kept feeding Parker the ball for spike after spike. "Parker does a good job of making See Brother, page 16
Michael Graber photo Kimberly senior Maddie Schmitz was recently named to the honorable mention Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association all-state team. Schmitz led the Papermakers defensively, registering a teamhigh 609 digs. She also had 42 aces and 15 assists. Schmitz was one of six Fox Valley Association players named to four all-state teams, and the lone Papermaker on the list. Schmitz capped her career at the varsity level with another trip to the WIAA Division 1 sectional final. Unfortunately for Schmitz and the Papermakers, Kimberly was handed their second straight sectional final loss to De Pere. The Papermakers finished the season with a 7-2 mark in the FVA, finishing third overall.
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The students at New Richmond Middle School spent a good chunk of their morning on Friday, Nov. 8, honoring veterans during the annual Veteran's Day program. The program began at 8:15 a.m. in the school's gymnasium. New this year, Emilio Munoz, a bagpiper from the Twin Cities, silenced the room when he entered the gymnasium playing the bagpipes. Each of the local veteran organizations played a part in the annual ceremony, with American Legion Post 80 presenting the colors and VFW Post 10818 presenting their flag folding demonstration. Friday's keynote speaker, Rich Powers, a Marine and former staff sergeant from Ellsworth, spoke to the students about his experience serving his country and the sacrifices he made to do so. "I said former staff sergeant, but you'll never hear me say former Marine," he told the students. "Once you become a Marine, you are a Marine for life." Powers told the students that he served in the Marine Corps from June 6, 1995 until Oct. 6, 2002. He was deployed to Afghanistan on
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Amid Monday morning's snow shower, Harley Pribnow tore up corn stubble on acreage owned by Jason Raymond, Raymond Dairy Farms, in the Town of Richmond, north of 140th Avenue.Across Wisconsin, farmers are scrambling to take advantage of the early harvest to prep fields for next spring. Last week's USDAWisconsin Crop Progress report indicated soil moisture near adequate on about 50 percent of farms in the west-central region, including St. Croix County. Corn harvested for grain was 87 percent complete statewide, while fall tillage was about 56 percent complete.
One of the few empty downtown lots in New Richmond may soon have an occupant. At its regular meeting Monday, the New Richmond City Council unanimously approved the certified survey map from Herbeck Development for a planned building at the corner of Knowles Avenue and Fourth
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Tree stand accident injures NR man By Jeff Holmquist Managing editor
Brian VanSomeren hopes his pain is a good reminder for every Wisconsin hunter heading into the woods this weekend. VanSomeren, New Richmond, was moving his tree stand to a new location near Baldwin on Sunday and had no idea what was about to happen. When he attached the hunting equipment to the tree and tightened the nylon strap, he thought he was good to go for the Saturday, Nov. 17, opener. He hopped up on the stand to
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give it a try and bounced a few times to make sure everything was secure. Moments later, VanSomeren was falling to the ground 16 feet below. "I usually put it at 20 feet, but I kept it down a little bit because it's gun season," he said. "That was a good thing." VanSomeren, 41, said he landed squarely on his feet, but the force of the fall snapped his head back as he landed on the ground. "I was kind of groggy after that," he said. He said he was fortunate to have two people along with him, so they
were able to assist him after the fall. A visit to the hospital revealed he had compressed three vertebrae, had a hairline fracture in one vertebra, and had torn ligaments and muscles in his back and neck. VanSomeren was fitted with a full neck collar and he has an appointment with a back and neck surgeon later this week to see if surgery may be needed in the future. Even if surgery is not required, VanSomeren said his recovery period will be at least a month. "You never think something like this is going to happen to you," he
said. "But it can." VanSomeren said he wanted to call the newspaper after his fall, so that others might avoid the same situation that befell him. "With the new nylon straps instead of the old chain style tree stands, after a while the straps wear out," he explained. "Me speaking out could save someone's life." Despite all the pain, VanSomeren said his condition won't change his plans for the weekend. "It's not going to stop me from hunting on Saturday, I can tell you that," he said with a laugh.
Local youth EPS secures mi litary contract group forms in New Richmond By Jeff Holmquist Managing editor
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News staff writer A new group has formed to help pull the community together and offer free and affordable programs for families and youth. The St. Croix Valley Youth and Family Initiative formed this summer as a way to bring a youth-based community center to the area. "Our goal is to bring all these community organizations together under one roof and provide free and reduced programming. That's part of my assessment," said Jill MacRae, Head Start employee and one of the organizers of the group. "Even though The Centre is very reasonably priced, it really is, there's a huge percentage of families that cannot afford that anyway. Even if it is $40 a month, they just can't. A lot of them need the free and reduced type of activities. The family unit is weakening with the stress of our
environment right now and we just want to strengthen it." The St. Croix Valley Youth and Family Initiative is in its planning stages and still throwing ideas around, they said. "The organizational model we're following starts off with an idea phase and an organization phase and that's where we are now," said Jill MacRae. "We're right in the middle of all that." A few potential programs have been identified so far: • Resurrecting Safety Town — "They used to do this program for children going into kindergarten," Jill MacRae said. "They would have the inside of the gym set up with tricycles and pedestrians... little made up streets and they would teach the kids about pedestrian and bus safety. It was a great program." • Let's Get Physical — A class designed for kids to
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It wasn't part of the company's original business plan, but the owners will take the good news nonetheless. Engineered Propulsion Systems, Inc. in New Richmond has secured a multimillion dollar agreement with the U.S. military to create and deliver a test aircraft engine that may eventually be mass produced. "We didn't envision this initially," EPS President Michael Fuchs said of the military interest. "We hoped to do it, but we didn't know." EPS Vice President Steven Weinzierl said, when the local start-up company first began developing the first-ever diesel powered airplane engine several years ago, the military really didn't have aircraft small enough to incorporate their light-weight engine. Now the U.S. government has a use for it, so officials began showing an interest in the company's engine. The light, high-efficiency engine could help the military save millions of dollars in fuel costs, thanks to the lower price and ready availability of diesel. Because EPS had already designed and developed its first prototype engine late last year, Weinzierl said it was easy to demonstrate their new product when military officials came knocking. "We were mobile," he said of the engine mounted on a trailer for testing purposes. "We took a 5,000-plus-mile journey to California in June and demonstrated it to the military contractors." He said the contractors admitted it was helpful to see the working engine in
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Steven Weinzierl (seated) vice president of Engineered Propulsion Systems, Inc. in New Richmond, and Michael Fuchs, president, are riding a wave of good news related to the development of a new diesel engine for the general aviation market. person. Since their trip, EPS
has received a commitment of $2.9 million in Rapid Innovation Funds (RIF) from the military to continue the development of the engine. The goal is to deliver a test engine to the military in the spring, with the hope that test flights can be completed. If the
tests go well, the local company could eventually see a contract to mass produce the engines for the U.S. government. The military interest is important because it could create a revenue stream that will help keep EPS on track for
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November 8, 2012
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Public building plans in works Village voters Tuesday OK $4.5M advisory referendum By Chris Vetter Chippewa Falls News Bureau LAKE HALLIE — Construction on a new public safety building in Lake Hallie could begin as early as spring after voters on Tuesday supported building a $4.5 million structure for the police and fire departments. DECISION Residents approved •( 2012 the advisory referendum 1,687 to 1,437, or 54 to 46 percent. In April 2007, a nearly identical question was soundly defeated 69 INSIDE to 31 percent. ■ Results "I'd like to see us turn from major dirt in April and start west-central the process," village Wisconsin President John Neihart referendums, elections/4B said. "The interest rates are as low as they've ever been." ■ A public Voters approved two hearing on other questions related the 2013 to the referendum. They Lake Hallie backed constructing the budget is building in one phase by scheduled a 1,256 to 1,126 vote, and for 7 p.m. a measure to build a parThursday, tially completed structure Nov. 29, at for no more than $2.4 Village Hall, million by an 1,183 to 891 13033 tally. 30th Ave. Because the referendum was advisory only, the board isn't required to move forward on a new building. However, the board voted Wednesday to include $200,000 for engineering fees for the building in the 2013 budget, and there is consensus to seek bids on the project, get blueprints done and begin construction. Trustee Pete Lehmann said he's pleased the board waited for support from the public before moving ahead with the project. "We already have a schematic for what the building would look like," Lehmann said. "It won't be a long process, but it will take the winter to get everything in place." Lehmann said Tuesday's referendum results show the community is willing to spend up to $4.5 million on the building. "We're going to take great time and caution to make sure we're on budget,"
FLYING HIGH WITH PRIDE Bernard Willi of the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council stands at attention Wednesday as the "Missing Man" formation airplane flyover takes place during the Veterans Salute program at Chippewa Manor. Willi is a former mayor of Chippewa Falls. Staff photos by Dan Reiland
ore than 670,000 Wisconsin men and women have served in the armed forces since World War II, according to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, and Chippewa Manor paid tribute to those veterans from the Chippewa Valley on Wednesday during a Veterans Salute ceremony in Chippewa Falls. The event, part of the nursing home's annual Veterans Day observance, included a free breakfast for veterans and their families, recognition of local Purple Heart medal recipients, a "Missing Man" formation aircraft flyover, a gun volley, displays of historic military memorabilia, and a color guard presentation by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council. Veterans Day is formally observed Sunday.
Cassie Webber of the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council plays taps during the event.
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Lifetimes of giving Eau Claire's Barland family being honored today for decades of philanthropy By Jon Swedien Leader Telegram staff The Barlands — siblings John, Janet, Tom and his wife, Jill — have a long history of giving to the Eau Claire community. Now the community is giving back. For years, the Barland family has donated money and volunteer time to many community organizations, ranging from L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library to Chippewa Valley Museum to various other causes. The Barlands will be awarded 2012's Outstanding Philanthropist award by Chippewa Valley Fundraising Professionals today during the organization's 18th annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon. Preregistration was required for the event. Their compulsion to give stems from their upbringing, family members say. "I'm very motivated by the need to give back what we were given by Staff photo by Shane Opatz the efforts of our grandparents," said The Barlands, from left, John, Janet, Tom and his wife, Jill, today will receive the Tom Barland, a former longtime 2012 Outstanding Philanthropist award given by Chippewa Valley Fundraising Eau Claire County judge. Professionals. The Barlands have given time and money to many community See BARLAND, Page 3B organizations and institutions for decades. -
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Prosecuting a transfer Both winner, loser in DA race expect smooth office transition Dan Holtz Leader Telegram staff Even though he beat his boss in Tuesday's election, Eau Claire County District Attorney-elect Gary King expects business as usual during the next two months. King said his working relationship with District Attorney Brian King Wright won't be affected until he is sworn in Jan. 7. "I talked with Brian, and we don't see any issues with the transition," King said. "It didn't affect our relationship prior to the election. We're both professionals, and there's no reason for that to change." Wright King, a Democrat, defeated Wright, the Republican incumbent, 26,340 to 23,232, or 53 to 47 percent. King was hired as an assistant prosecutor in December by longtime District Attorney Rich White, a Democrat, who left office at the end of 2011 to join the Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci law firm in Eau Claire. -
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Page 8 HOLIDAY Happenings November 8, 2012
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Sat., Dec. 1— Children will have a chance to tell Santa their Christmas wishes — and parents can snap photos — during the Santa at the Village Center event from 1 4 p.m. Dec. 1. The Village Center is at 333 S.•Madison St. Sun., Dec. 2 — Schumacher Farm Park's Holiday Carol Sing is at 2 p.m. The historic -county farm park is at 5682 Hwy 19, Waunakee, just a
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15% OFF antiques over $20 Waterloo Auction House will be hosting its next auction Saturday, November 17th Start time: 10 AM • Preview: 8:30 AM (look for auction photo gallery on our website)
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The Waunakee Village Center hosts Santa Claus at the beginning of the Christmas season, but some children find the jolly man to be a little intimidating.
with the seven-piece John Roehl Orchestra. The gym is at 114 E. Third St., Waunakee.Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door. Sat., Nov. 17 For holiday shopping, the Friends of the Waunakee Public Library will host its Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Waunakee High School Commons, 301 Community Drive. Thurs., Nov. 22 —The Waunakee Rotary Club will serve a Thanksgiving breakfast to area senior citizens Thanksgiving morning from 8-10 a.m. at the Waunakee Area Senior Center, 333 S. Madison St. Dec. 1-Dec. 31 — Waunakee's Village Park will be illuminated as the Rotary Lights event fills the park evenings from 5:30-9 p.m. Motorists can drive slowly through and see the many displays while listening to Christmas music on the radio. Village Park is at the corner of E. Main and Division Street. —
half mile east of town. Thurs., Dec. 6 — The Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Holiday Open House at the Depot starting at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6. The Depot is at Main Street near South Street. Sun., Dec. 9 — The Hero Club's Breakfast with Santa Claus at the Waunakee High School Commons is Dec. 9. The school is at 301 Community Drive. Sun., Dec. 9 — Members of Christian Life Assembly of God Church invite the community to sing Christmas Carols at the Creche near Village Park on Main Street between Bacon and Division streets. Time to be determined. Thurs., Dec. 13 — The Waunakee High School Band and Wind Ensemble concert in the Performing Arts Center at the High School. Fri., Dec. 28 The American Red Cross Blood Drive is at the Waunakee Village Center, 333 S. Madison St. —
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Mayfair Collections advances Panel approves TIF, plan for $46 million project By JON OLSON email@example.com The Wauwatosa Community Development Authority last week approved the project plan and a special tax district for the Mayfair Collections development in the Burleigh Triangle, at the northwest of the corner of Burleigh and Mayfair roads. The first phase of the plan, valued at $46.6 million, would be a 270,330square-foot retail center on 23 acres on the west side of the triangle, bordered by Highway 45, according to the project plan. The Chicago-based developer, HSA Commercial Real Estate, owns 62 acres of the 69-acre triangle, west and north of the McDonald's restaurant on the corner. Future phases would include a mixture of retail, restaurant, multi-family residential and office spaces. The plan calls for new construction and the renovation of an existing warehouse on the site, formerly owned by Roundy's. Tim Blum, executive vice president of HSA, said
Nordstrom Rack, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Ulta have signed on as tenants. Blum said HSA was close to agreement with other tenants. He anticipated groundbreaking in the spring. HSA will take out a construction loan for the entire cost of the project, city Finance Director John Ruggini said. A tax-incremental financing district was created for the project, under the terms of which the developer will pay upfront for infrastructure improvements, including improvements along Burleigh Road, and demolition of buildings and remediation of the site itself. The agreement documents put those costs at $5.2 million. Ruggini said the city will reimburse HSA for these "public benefit" costs — things the city would eventually have addressed anyway — when the project is at least 65 percent occupied, along with a number of other financial requirements, within a specified window of time. Cash generated from taxation of the site and/or public bonding will be used to pay the developer, Ruggini said. "We want to be sure that the project is viable before we provide mon-
ey," he said. The city also will make a $2 million loan to HSA, forgivable providing certain conditions are met. Part of the long-term plan at the site includes space for a new firehouse, likely replacing Fire Station No. 2, at 4187 N. Mayfair Road, which, because of its location, has somewhat slower response times than the city's other two stations. Community Development Authority chairman Alderman Craig Wilson, said the Burleigh Triangle is "often looked at as the armpit of Wauwatosa," and praised the development as a "catalyst" for the entire Mayfair corridor. City Administrator Jim Archambo agreed, saying the project had ramifications beyond the specific site. "We're really looking to affect the whole corridor," he said. "You're really setting the bar," • Alderman Joel Tilleson told Blum. "I urge you not to chintz on it." The Mayfair Collections development, along with a new Meijer store, planned for the corner of 112th Street and Burleigh Street, will create a new, more attractive "gateway" to the city, aldermen have said.
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November 11, 2012
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Historic buildings would be razed Confluence , • Project report cites poor condition of old storefronts
By Andrew Dowd
are worthy of local Landmark status and unfortunately most of the buildings have Demolishing buildings along significant structural dama historic block of downtown age," wrote Disa Wahlstrand Eau Claire is included in plans of engineering firm Ayres for an $88 million project. Associates. "The basements Buildings listed on the of most of the buildings have National Register of Historic collapsing floor slabs and Places along ■ The were built on poor soils." the first block Eau Claire In her report, she states that of South City Council "the developer has reluctantBarstow Street meets at 7 ly concluded that saving the should be p.m. Monday and 4 p.m. razed because buildings would be an exercise in futility." Tuesday in of their poor the counThe City Council will hold a condition, accil champublic hearing on the project's cording to conber at City plans on Monday night and sultants hired Hall, 203 S. by Confluence vote on them during Tuesday's Barstow St. meeting. So far, the plans and Project a related rezoning request got developers. positive recommendations "The developer does not from three city commissions. feel that any of the buildings
Honor bound Memories of fellow soldier run deep This is a Veterans Day story, but it began on Memorial Day. Many of us think of these two holidays as similar patriotic commemorations honoring those who served in the U.S. armed forces. In truth, they have different purposes. Today — Nov. 11 — was set aside to recognize all those who have worn our nation's uniform, while Memorial Day — the last Monday in May — honors those who died for their country. Among the latter group is Capt. Harold J. Moe, a 29-year-old Marine officer and Chippewa Valley native who died in 1967 when his F4B Phantom was shot down over Vietnam. Among the former group is Richard Alvarez, a career Marine Contributed photo who Marine Capt. Harold served J. Moe, shown in a with Moe photograph provided by his and who son, Kevin, was 29 years still vividold when he died when ly rememhis F4B Phantom jet was bers the shot down over Vietnam morning in 1967. of his comrade's final flight — the morning Moe gave him a poignant message it took 45 years to deliver. I had never heard of either man before May, when a chance email from Alvarez unraveled the story.
A family's loss Moe, the son of Bernard and Cleo Moe, grew up in rural Eau Claire and graduated from Altoona High School in 1956. After a semester at what is now UW-Eau Claire, Moe enlisted in the Marines in 1958. That same year, he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Neill. The couple had six children: Kim, Mike, Kevin, Greg, and twins Jimmy and Jackie, who were only 1 year old when their father died. Moe's only surviving sibling, Mary Black of Eau Claire, grew up admiring her brother, who was 10 years her senior. "Harold was quiet, determined, and someone who would always protect and help me," she recalled recently. After Harold joined the Marines, his family didn't see him very often as he moved from base to base and finally was deployed to Vietnam in early 1967. They were devastated that September when the news came that he had been killed in action. "My dad was very humble, loved his kids, but was a stoic Norwegian who kept things in," Mary Black recalled. "I would go outside and find him crying by the garage." As for their mother, Mary added, "If you can turn grey overnight, she literally did." To make matters worse, Harold's body was never recovered: He is among the nearly 2,000 U.S. servicemen still listed as missing in action from the Vietnam War era. There is a memorial marker bearing his name at Oak Grove Cemetery just outside Eau Claire, but his remains were lost somewhere over the South China Sea.
Not a typical Marine Alvarez, now a 67-year-old university vice president in Virginia, was a 20-year-old Marine pilot when he met Harold Moe in 1966. See OFFBEAT, Page 4C
Councilman Dave Duax serves on the city's Plan Commission and said there was little debate about the general plans and a rezoning request when they were reviewed at a Nov. 5 meeting. "I don't think that's the major issue we'll be dealing with on the project," Duax said. The City Council already issued a resolution of general support for the project in late September. However, the council also wants to see details on how a community arts center included in the project would be funded in the long-term.
Three city of Eau Claire commissions have given their backing to the Confluence Project development plans. ■ On Oct. 24 the Waterways and Parks Commission voted 7-5 in support of the project. ■ On Monday the Landmarks Commission approved the plan by a 5-2 vote. ■ The Plan Commission on Monday voted 9-2 in favor of the measure.
A map of the proposed Confluence Project released in May showed a building with retail space and a 375bed UW-Eau Claire dormitory would be located on that block. However, project backers said after the unveiling See PROJECT,
Staff photo by Andi Stempniak
Dressed in traditional Hmong clothing, 4-year-old Aryana, left, and 7-year-old Trya Xiong make their way across the Chippewa Valley Technical College walkway on Saturday with Jenny Xiong. The Eau Claire residents are headed to UW-Eau Claire's McPhee Physical Education Center to celebrate the Hmong New Year. To view more photos go to LeaderTelegram.com/photo.
Ringing in a new year
Hmong celebration offers variety of activities at UW-Eau Claire By Joe Knight
January, Chang said. ■ The Hmong New Year celebration Leader-Telegram staff On Saturday afternoon dancing and continues today from 8:30 a.m. to 4 singing contests filled a stage on the n the old country the Hmong New p.m. at the McPhee Physical Education lower floor, while at the other end of the Year would begin in January and last Center, UW-Eau Claire. Admission is $3. floor people in lines tossed balls back a month, explained Shawn Chang, The celebration has been shortened to and forth. 45, of Eau Claire who was attending the Traditionally the ball games served Hmong New Year's celebration Saturday two days in Eau Claire to accommodate as an ice-breaker for young Hmong men work and school schedules in the U.S., at McPhee Physical Education Center on and women to meet and perhaps find a Chang said, although communities genthe UW-Eau Claire campus. future spouse. Now technology has proerally stagger the weekends when they The ceremony marks the end of the vided new ways for young people to comare held, so events in Wausau and La harvest season and is a time when famimunicate and the ball games are "just Crosse and St. Paul are not at the same lies give thanks to their ancestors and for fun," Chang said. "Facebook and cell time, allowing people to travel to any of welcome in the New Year, according to phones are more important now," he said. the Eau Claire Hmong Mutual Assistance them if they choose, he said. On the second floor, which normally The celebration has been moved earAssociation, which sponsored the event. About half of those attending wore col- lier in the calender year here because traveling is usually easier now than in See CELEBRATION, Page 5C orful traditional clothing.
Veteran tribute Referee Kent Holmquist of Middleton talks with players Saturday as veterans Phillip Schadweiler, with son Braydon, Steve Dalsky and Roberta Monpas await the coin toss before a football game between UW-Eau Claire and UW-River Falls. Veterans and current members of the military were honored at the game. A raffle and bake sale raised money for the Wounded Warrior Project and UW-Eau Claire Veterans Club. To view more photos go to
LeaderTelegram.com/photo. Staff photo by Andi Stempniak
The Monroe Times Thursday, November 8, 2012
Focused in on state If you go ... ■ What: WIAA Division 2 state swimming meet ■ When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 ■ Where: University of Wisconsin's Natatorium, Madison ■ Tickets: $6, $1 for children 6 and under
Randolph powers Grizzlies past Milwaukee, 108-90 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zach Randolph had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies shot 53 percent from the floor in a 108-90 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday Jennings 19 points night. Rudy Gay added 17 points and Marreese Speights contributed 16 off the bench to help Memphis win its third straight. Milwaukee, which was looking to start 3-0 for the first time since the 2005-06 season,
Root looking to win medal, break 200 IM school record By Mark Nesbitt mnesbitt@ themonroetimes.com
MONROE — If Monroe senior Rachel Root were a superhero, the one super power she would have would be the ability to walk on water. Since she started swimming, she has found a home racing in the water. Root, a four-time state qualifier, is gearing up for the WIAA Division 2 state swimming meet Friday night at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium, where she will swim the 100-yard backstroke and the 200 individual medley. "Swimming is her passion," Monroe coach Linda Moser said of Root. "She does it yearround. She's very dedicated and committed to it. You can't do it for three months and then just drop it. It's a sport you have to stay with. If she didn't love it, she wouldn't be here doing it. It's her passion." As she does it, Root keeps raising the bar for Monroe swimming She owns the school record in the 100 backstroke (58.89) and possesses a personal best in the 200 IM that is just 0.64 seconds away from Abby Mayer's record (2 minutes, 13.33 seconds). Even though she has spent the last four years rewriting the school record book, she is still striving to win that first elusive state medal. Root finished seventh in the 100 backstroke last year and was just one spot away from medaling. She is seeded fourth in the backstroke this year and
shot just 38.5 percent from the field. Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 19 points, but he was only 6 of 20 from the field. Monta Ellis added 15 points on 5-of-18 shooting. The Grizzlies withstood a third-quarter rally and pulled away in the fourth. Memphis went on a 13-4 run at the start of the third quarter to widen its lead to 69-47, but the Bucks used a 21-6 spurt to cut the lead to seven with about a minute left in the period. During the run, Speights was whistled for a flagrant foul on Jennings, who hit both free throws. Larry Sanders' basket capped the rally. The Grizzlies hit back-to-back 3-pointers to close out the quarter and increase the lead to 13.
Perry's season done Wrist injury sidelines Packers linebacker
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Monroe senior Rachel Root will swim at the WIAA Division 2 state meet on Friday in the 100-yard backstroke and 200 individual medley. Root is a four-time state qualifier.
ninth in the 200 IM. "It's everyone's goal to make it to state and make it on the podium," Root said. "I just want to go in there and do my best." Milton is looking to win the state championship for the third straight year, behind twotime state champion junior Bridgette Alexander. She has won the 200 IM the last two
years and returns to the field with the fastest qualifying time of 2:07.61. Alexander also has been timed with the fastest qualifying performance in the 100 backstroke at 56.33 and was the state runner-up last year. The only individual to beat her at state last season was teammate Katelyn Holmquist, a senior who returns to defend her title with
the second-fastest qualifying time in the event. "I think she knows the competition very well," Moser said of Root. "She has swam against them in club swimming. The girls are all friends. It's a friendly rivalry. Our goal is to see if she can break 58 (seconds). It's not about beatSee STATE, Page B2
GREEN BAY (AP) — The promising rookie season of Green Bay Packers first-round pick Nick Perry is over after LN he was placed on injured reserve with a wrist injury. T h e Perry Green Bay Out for year PressGazette reported that the linebacker had surgery to repair a ligament. Perry had missed the last three games, but it was with a knee injury. There was no hint anything else was amiss until coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that he was getting a second opinion.
Perry, drafted out of USC with the 28th pick, played in six games and made five starts. He had two sacks and 29 tackles. The Packers also activated tight end Andrew Quarless from the physical unable to perform list Wednesday. The Packers (6-3) take a four-game winning streak into their bye week, which they badly need after losing three more players — Clay Matthews (hamstring), Jordy Nelson (ankle) and Bryan Bulaga (hip). Wide receivers Greg Jennings (torn abdominal muscle), fullback John Kuhn (hamstring) and running back Cedric Benson (sprained foot) were among the starters who missed Sunday's game. Safety Charles Woodson (broken collarbone), cornerback Sam Shields (ankle) and linebacker D.J. Smith (knee) and Desmond Bishop (hamstring) are also dealing with injuries.
Rangers wait on market for Hamilton
Ex PSU president arraigned
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan is waiting like so many others to see what the market will be for free agent slugger Josh Hamilton. Ryan said Wednesday that because of that uncertainty he doesn't have a gut feeling on whether Hamilton will return to Texas next season. "You don't know who the players in the market are going to be, and what that market is going to be. I think people will have a better feel after this week," Ryan said, referring to this GM meetings that are taking place in California. "I think people will have a better feel for what peoples' level of interest is." The biggest uncertainty appears how long of a contract Hamilton could get, not how much money the 2010 AL MVP could make each season. The 31-year-old slugger hit a career-high 43 home runs with 128 RBIs in 148 games this year. He has hit .304 with
161 homers in his six major league seasons, the last five with the Rangers. "Are you looking at a Fielder deal, as far as nine years. Are you look at a (10year) Pujols deal, Or are you looking at seven years," Ryan said. "That's the question that probably isn't answered yet, that people probably don't have a feel for, the length of the contract." Unique in Hamilton's case is his troubled past, and drug and alcohol addictions that nearly derailed the No. 1 pick of the 1999 draft from ever getting to the major leagues. He has also dealt with a variety of injuries, though he is one of baseball's best players when healthy. The Rangers made a $13.3 million qualifying offer last week to Hamilton, a move to ensure draft-pick compensation if he signs with another team. They know Hamilton will make more than that. Asked if the Rangers yet had
parameters to consider for a possible deal, Ryan responded, "Obviously, I think everybody in their mind has what their tolerance is." Again, he didn't elaborate. During the season, Hamilton and the team put on hold negotiations about a new deal. They agreed then that Hamilton and his agent would get a feel for what the market is and then get back to the Rangers. Ryan said that hasn't changed, but that the team can't be waiting until January for a resolution. "I don't think you can just sit around and say we have to wait and see what happens with Josh," Ryan said. "But we also have to be out there seeing what opportunities are out there, whether there's opportunities for the club. ... If you just sit back and wait you might miss an opportunity that you might regret, or feel like you could have done something."
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was arraigned and released on bail at a brief court appearance Wednesday on charges he lied about and concealed child sex abuse allegations involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Spanier, accompanied by his wife, signed paperwork after his bail was set at $125,000, but he was not required to post any of that amount. He was ordered to forfeit his passport and be fingerprinted. He didn't enter a plea. Afterward, defense attorney Elizabeth Ainslie told reporters her client is "not guilty, absolutely" and disputed prosecutors' claims Spanier conspired with university athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz. She said Spanier, who testified before a grand jury in the matter, has not been given the opportunity to present his side
of the story. "This wasn't a conspiracy of silence," she said, echoing the charge made last week by state Attorney General Linda Kelly. "That is ridiculous." Spanier, 64, was charged last week with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse and conspiracy for his actions in response to complaints about Sandusky showering with children. Spanier has claimed he is being framed for political purposes. He served as Penn State's president for 16 years but was forced out a year ago after Sandusky was charged along with Curley and Schultz, who were two of Spanier's top underlings. Spanier is on paid leave as a member of the faculty. Along with the charges against Spanier, prosecutors added counts against Curley and Schultz. They were
arraigned Thursday. District judge William Wenner told Spanier and his lawyers the Nov. 16 preliminary hearing date would likely be delayed a month or two. Curley, the athletic director on leave until the final year of his contract expires, and Schultz, now retired, await trial early next year on charges of failure to report suspected abuse and perjury. Like Spanier, they deny the allegations. On Monday, state prosecutors filed paperwork telling the judge in the earlier Curley and Schultz case they did not object to their request to delay the planned Jan. 7 start of that trial. Sandusky, 68, vigorously contested the charges but was convicted in June of 45 counts of abuse of boys, including violent sexual attacks inside campus facilities. He was sentenced last month to 30 to 60 years in prison.
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Principal sticks to principle Principal Lori Burns of Monroe Elementary School in Janesville prepares Monday after school to spend the night on the school's roof. Burns promised to sleep on the roof if students helped the school win $50,000 in a national contest held through U.S. Cellular. 'They (school staff) told me to wait until spring, but the kids would forget about it by then, and it's just not the same,' Burns said. Temperatures were expected to dip below freezing overnight, but Burns said she was wearing plenty of layers and had a nice tent and a warm sleeping bag.
Girl recounts horror of stabbing: Report By Margaret Plevak WalworthCountyToday.com ELKHORN
The girl told police she woke to yelling and the sensation of her throat being cut. The girl, identified in the criminal complaint against Larry Shannon as "victim No. 1," told police Shannon had choked her until she was unconscious. When she woke, she heard another girl, identified as "victim No. 2," yelling at Shannon. And then Shannon Shannon used a knife to cut the throat of victim No. 1, according to the complaint. Victim No. 1 remained conscious and saw Shannon stab victim No. 2 in the throat and arm. Victim No. 1 fled to the bathroom, but Shannon followed her and knocked her to the ground. She hit her head against a toilet and lost consciousness, according to the complaint. She woke to being dragged upstairs, where Shannon bound her hands, feet and mouth with duct tape. The girl said she saw victim No. 2 in the room already bound with duct tape, according to the complaint. Whitewater police responded to the home at 3:57 p.m. Oct. 29 for a report of a domestic disturbance with children suffering life-threatening injuries. Whitewater police Detective Sergeant Tina Winger reported she heard screaming and crying when she approached the home and saw victim No. 2 covered in blood from a deep cut on the side of her neck, according to the complaint. The girl told Winger that Shannon was trying to kill her and had fled the house in a car with two juveniles, including victim No. 1. The girl said Shannon had threatened to kill both juveniles in the car and himself, Turn to HORROR on Page 8A
and high services. This year's voters are unlikely to make big changes in Congress. After dramatic swings in the past three congressional elections, and ongoing assessments of the tea party's influence, power may not end up shifting on Capitol Hill for a while. The fiercely divided Congress may continue to block major presidential initiatives, regardless of who's in the White House, unless there's the type of bipartisan is the individualist anthem, "(I breakthrough that has proven eluWas) Born Free." sive. For all their philosophical difAn Obama win presumably ferences, neither man has hit would keep the government roughAmericans between the eyes with ly on its current course. Congresthe painful truth of what it will take sional Republicans would be unto tame deficit spending, driven by Turn to ELECTION on Page 7A the public's demand for low taxes
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Farmer fawns over cache of fine china This LaBelle Flow Blue China pedestal and jardiniere is commonly known as an Admiral Dewey, for whom the first piece was made. The pair is valued at more than $16,000. Bill Olmsted bolmsted@ gazettextra .com
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The table looks set for royalty, but no meals have ever been served on Bruce Wright's china and probably never will. Wright's collection of blue and white china is so valuable, he said, he didn't want his rural Rock County address published. He leaves a table set with Ridgway and La Belle Flow Blue china and Fostoria glass. Dozens more pieces of the intricate blue and white patterned china are displayed on side tables, china hutches and
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other dining room cabinetry. The 80-year-old farmer said he began collecting china 25 years ago and only buys pieces in mint condition. He has about 400 pieces of highly collectible La Belle Flow Blue. The appeal, he said, is that it was made in America. "I'm in love with them all," he said. His favorite La Belle Flow Blue piece is the Admiral Dewey, a handled jardiniere that sits on a pedestal. He found it in Michigan and paid $16,000. A La Belle pottery manager in Wheeling, W. Va., designed the jardiniere in 1899 Turn to CHINA on Page 7A
Gazette at a Glance LOCAL • 3A Meeting on sex offenders set Orfordville Police Chief Dave Wickstrum will present an educational meeting about sex offender registration and protective behaviors Thursday at Parkview Junior/Senior High School. The meeting is a response to residents who complained they weren't notified about registered sex offenders in the area, he said. None are scheduled to move to Orfordville soon, nor have any been released recently, he said. The placement of two men committed under the state's so-called sexual predator law to a home in nearby Hanover has people scared, he said.
Salary, benefits data shared
Rock County 5.0 and the Blackhawk Human Resource Association have released results of a salary and benefits survey looking at hourly wages and benefits for local employees. The results represent data from more than 50 businesses and organizations. Results found the average general salarybudget increase was 2.1 percent, while the average pay range adjustment was 1.8 percent. All respondents said they provided health care coverage for employees. Nearly 65 percent said they offered some form of tuition reimbursement.
STATE • 2A Getting to know the Ryan kids Liza likes to wear smart clothes and wave to the strangers. Charlie is "the shy one." Sam mugs for cameras every chance he can. All of this would be unremarkable behavior for a trio no older than 10 if their father, Paul Ryan, weren't running for vice president. The kids are getting quite accustomed to the attention. Even when they went trick or treating last week, national journalists came with them.
SPORTS • 1B-3B Packers thankful for bye week As the list of injured players continues to grow, a week off couldn't come at a better time for the Green Bay Packers. Already without wide receiver Greg Jennings, linebacker Desmond Bishop, defensive back Charles Woodson and running back Cedric Benson, the team lost starters Clay Matthews, Jordy Nelson and Bryan Bulaga during a 31-17 victory over Arizona on Sunday. Adding to the importance of the bye week is the fact the Packers face NFC North division opponents in five of their last seven games.
NATION/WORLD • 6B Shelter shortage follows storm Government leaders are turning their attention to the next crisis unfolding in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy: finding housing for potentially tens of thousands of people left homeless. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it has already dispensed close to $200 million in emergency housing assistance and has put 34,000 people in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area up in hotels and motels.
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People, donations help make park improvements
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CROSSBILL This red crossbill, which is typically a resident of northern boreal forests, has recently been seen in Dodge county. This species tends to congregate in flocks of its own kind. When their preferred food (seeds from the cones of evergreens) becomes depleted in one area, they will wander in search more. The crossed configuration of the bill is effective in opening the cones of pine, spruce and fir trees. The species is noted for breeding in coniferous forests at any time of the year as long as there is a good food supply. In Wisconsin, most of the breeding activity is in the northern forests though active nests have been documented in the southeastern portion of the state. Watch for Pine Siskins, Whitewinged Crossbills, Red Crossbills and Evening Grossbeaks in evergreens or at your bird feeders.
Waupun Police Beat Theft — At 12:16 p.m. on Nov. 5, a man at Electric Beach Tanning, 319 E. Main St., reported the theft of mail, and he had a suspect. Information — At 1:55 p.m. on Nov. 5, police noticed two dumpsters tipped over in the parking lot at Waupun County Park, 825 County Park Road. The county parks department was contacted. Harassment — At 6:28 p.m. on Nov. 5, a woman in the 700 block of West Jefferson Street said a man keeps calling her and yelling at her. Police read the text messages of each person, and determined both were equally at fault for taking digs at one another over their child. Loud Music — at 6:56 p.m. on Nov. 5, a man in the 400 block of Grandview Avenue reported loud music. Theft — At 1:56 p.m. on Nov. 6, a woman in the 400 block of Grandview Avenue said someone stole her garbage can yesterday. Reckless — At 6:18 p.m. on Nov. 6, a man at Waupun Community
Center, 510 E. Spring St., said a group of cars were in the lot and the drivers were doing burnouts, tearing up the grass and there was trash all over the place, but they are now gone. Harassment — At 10:56 a.m. on Nov. 7, a woman in the 100 block of North Forest Street said she was getting harassing phone calls from a collection agency for a Gary someone. She told them she doesn't know him, but they keep calling. Police called the agency, and the person who answered hung up after the officer identified himself. Police say it was a scam and they were trying to get information from the woman. Suspicious vehicle — At 12:36 p.m. on Nov. 7, a man at the A&W, 715 W. Main St., said a white pickup truck was in the lot since 7:30 a.m. and it looks like it's leaking gas. Police notified the owner, and the fire department. The fire department put down some oil dry down. They estimated three gallons of gas had leaked out.
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RANDOLPH — A new member of the Randolph Park Board has been motivated to coordinate donations and volunteers to help improve the Randolph Village Park. Jared Spors serves on the park board along with Gloria Hildebrandt, Bev Dobbratz, Jaimie Woreck, Kim VanderGalien and village trustee Shannon Greeno. Spors helped organize a group to install tubing around the fences that surround the parks' ball diamonds, and assembled another group to work on the roof of the pool shelter. Park board member Jaimie Woreck and her husband, Pete, helped on some of the projects. Volunteers who helped Citizen Staff/Amanda Lutey on the pool shelter roof include Jeremy Wald, Jus- Jared and Jessica Spors present a $1,000 donation to Gloria Hildebrandt, left, of the tin and Mike Boomsma, Randolph Park Board. The money was raised during a softball tournament the Spors Bob Springer, Jaimie organized that was held Labor Day weekend. and Trent Woreck, John Jim Jahn, Rick Gorr and ball tournament held in ments. Reyes, Tim Verhaalen, the park during Labor Day The park board hopes Mike Grieger, Dustin Her- Chuck Gove helped with the fence tubing project. weekend, and donated to make many more pel, Jeff Rataczak, Nick Spors and his wife, Jes$1,000 to the park board improvements to the park and Rick Gorr and Bill sica, organized the softfor future park improvein 2013. Hoekstra. Jeremy Westra,
Social Civic News Waupun Christian Clergy Group WAUPUN — The Waupun Clergy Group met Nov. 1 at Bethel Christian Reformed Church. After devotions, minutes, and the treasurer's report, Waupun Area School District Superintendent Tonya Gubin spoke. Gubin introduced herself and remarked how much she enjoys the Christian foundation that the Waupun area has. She said she desires to know what she as school superintendent can do for us and the community. She said she would like to be able to tap into the clergy community for emergency counseling if ever needed. She welcomed information that the Salvation Army has for emergency plans in the community. Gubin shared some of the plans
for the school's facilities, namely that Jefferson will reopen, and the city will get Meadowview as part of a land swap. The needs of at-risk children were discussed and how the community can work together in meeting their needs. Other topics were also touched on in this interesting dialogue with Gubin. Reports were given. Terri Respalje of the Community Table/Food Pantry said the pantry is going well with 142 families consisting of 400 individuals were served last month. Bob Sullivan reported on the CROP Walk. He said of 23 churches in the community, 12 participated in the walk, and nine were at the event with 75 walkers. So far $9,713 has been deposited, and they are anticipating a total of over $12,000
when all pledges are received. Sullivan said a new CROP coordinator is needed for next two years and to see Ed Bernthal for info. Jerry Wallendal said the mentoring program is going well, but they need more mentors for at-risk children. Wallendal is seeing more progress with post high school young adults a group not originally/ officially in his target group. Comedy Night was a huge success. The next gathering of the clergy group is Dec. 6. We will meet at the Pizza Ranch for a seasonal time of fellowship and merriment. Spouses and others interested are welcome to join us. Everyone must pay for their own lunch. The next business meeting will be at noon on Jan. 3, at the Union Congregational Church. Host Mark Arbisi
First aid class offered Beaver Dam Community Hospital will offer an American Heart Association First Aid and CPR class on Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the hospital. This class will cover basic first aid including wound care, how to control bleeding, burns, sudden illness and
injuries to muscles, bones and joints. The CPR portion of this class will cover adult/child CPR and choking. Pre-registration is required. For more information on the cost or to register, contact Marcia Decker at 8875926.
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Hometown hero to be honored Church's dad to present him with Purple Heart at UW-L game
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Second Lt. Jason Church can't wait to see the gridiron again. The last time he played at Veterans Memorial Field at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was as a defensive end for the Eagles. He will return a hero. Church lost both legs in Afghanistan after surviving a bomb blast. The Army infantryman plans to accept the Purple Heart during halftime of Saturday's match-up between UW-L and UW-Whitewater. His father, Col. David Church, will present him with the award.
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Veterans Day tribute concert is Saturday
The ceremony will be part of a two-day celebration to honor current and former members of the miliA LP tary the weekend before Veterans Day.
Dudley Markham and Friends will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the 2012 Veterans Day Tribute Concert in the theater of the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. Donations and proceeds from the concert will benefit the Jason Church Fund at WESTconsin Credit Union in Menomonie. The concert honors all veterans, but Markham and local veterans are joining together to support Church, who was severely injured while serving in Afghanistan, and his family. They are asking local veterans groups and organizations to participate in a "$500 Challenge" per
"Things like this show that the school cares about its alumni far beyond the time you spend in the university itself!" Jason Church said. Church was with Comanche Company, an Army infantry unit, southwest of Kandahar when his platoon struck an improvised explosive device. See CHURCH, A8
group to support the Jason Church Fund. They have already received commitments from the local American Legion, VFW, Veterans Center of Menomonie, Soft Landing Transition Services and Community for Veterans House. The concert will feature folk, jazz, swing, classics and contemporary musical selections. Joining Markham this year is Doux Chansa, made up of Bob Osborne, Joanne Keays, John Upthall and Shelly Miller. Tickets are $10 with all sales being processed through the Mabel Tainter Theater of the Arts. Call 715235-0001.
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Red Cross helps out in big way after hurricane By DEB ANDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org
In response to Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, the American Red Cross is conducting a massive relief effort providing people across a number of states with shelter, food and comfort.
Area volunteers Locally, volunteer Donna Borner of Menomonie has been deployed to help with the
Red Cross efforts. She embodies the Red Cross slogan, "Sleeves up, hearts open, all in?' An eight-year volunteer with the Red Cross,
she has seen her share of disasters and helped in a number of relief efforts, in not only Wisconsin but also in New Jersey, Kentucky, Louisiana and Texas. She spoke at the Brave Hearts Real Heroes banquet in January about her experiences and was honored by Volunteer Wisconsin in April. Inspired to help by Hurricane Katrina, she took classes and became a member of the Red Cross Disaster Action team for Dunn County. Now, as she travels to places of need, like areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, she is often with the Survey Shelter Team. Her duties have included disaster assessment (compiling information for the Red Cross), client casework, overseeing teams of volunteers, setting up food contracts and making shelter agreements. And she has added instructor to her resume as she helps train others. Of the 72 trained Red Cross volunteers from Wisconsin who were deployed for Hurricane Sandy relief, 12 area volunteers include: Borner from Menomonie, Linda Soltis -Schroeder from Altoona; Earl Eckwright, Roger Kees and Linda Rammer from Chippewa Falls; Nancy Ruhlow from Couderay; Katrina Dobbs, Michelle Madson and Deborah Swan from Eau Claire; Karen Giese from Hayward; Stephen Schleppegrell from Rice Lake and Dennis Clark from Strum. Of their work to provide emergency services, including shelter, meals, water and crisis counseling, Kyle Kriegl, regional executive officer for the American Red Cross, said, "They have given their time and talents to provide hope to impacted communities!' The Red Cross reports that thousands of people have spent the night in hundreds of Red Cross shelters since the storm began its onslaught on the country. The Red Cross has already served more than ioo,800 meals and snacks and mobilized more than 2,300 disaster workers and See RED CROSS, A2
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About 50 bald eagles peppered the trees on either side of County Road D west of Irvington just before 7 a.m. Monday.
Second man sentenced in home invasion By BARBARA LYON email@example.com
The second of three sus-
pects charged in an armed home invasion last December has been sentenced to three years in prison and four years probation. In a plea deal reached in
August, Raul Gutierrez, 20,
hammers by the front door.
Area women find opportunity, better pay in manufacturing
to go weld them together. The request surprised her, but it wasn't as if the task was totally
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able to do it, and now she is in her third semester of the welding pro-
that day!" Stewart said. Other conditions imposed by the judge include court costs of $268 and providing a DNA sample and paying the surcharge. Gutierrez will receive credit for the 320 days he has served in the See PRISON, A3
foreign to her. Montanye, 24, had watched her father and uncles weld things many times. She was
EAU CLAIRE — Charlene Montanye of Menomonie got her start in welding a couple of years ago, when her family was building a wheelchair ramp for her grand-
gram at Chippewa Valley Technical College, aiming for a
pieces of metal frame and told her
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A Washburn man has been found guilty of his 12th operating while intoxicated charge, but has been deemed to be not responsible for his actions and unable to appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct. According to a news release issued by Bayfield County District Attorney Craig Haukaas, Theodore P. Polkoski was found guilty of the charge in Bayfield County Circuit Court on October 24, but was deemed unable to control his behavior due to dementia brought on by alcohol dependence. Ashland County Circuit Court Judge Robert Eaton, sitting in on the Bayfield County Case, on Haukaas' request ordered that Polkoski be committed to the Department of Health Services for a period of 12 years and five months and also ordered his immediate confinement and subsequent SEE WASHBURN, PAGE 5
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Wisconsin 74th Assembly District member Janet Bewley has issued a "cease and desist" letter to Heartland Communications Group President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Coursolle, requesting that the radio group "immediately cease broadcasting" an editorial the letter said contained a "false and defamatory" statement. Heartland Communications owns a number of radio stations that broadcast in Ashland and Bayfield Counties, including WBSZ, WATW, WJJH in Ashland and WNXR, in Iron River. The statement objected to was a comment made by Coursolle that "Janet Bewley has spent most of her life in the public sector." "That statement is false, said a letter sent by Bewley's attorney, Rebecca K. Mason. Mason's letter asserted that Bewley began her career at age 15 as a receptionist with a private physician and worked in the private sector until 2004 whe4n she was hired by a state agency, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority as a community relations officer. "Accordingly, along with the 1% years she has served as a legislator, Representative Bewley has spent only seven years working in the public sector. This constitutes ap-
proximately 15 percent of her working life. The remaining 85 percent of Representative Bewley's professional career has been in the private sector," Mason's letter said. Mason's letter said the statement was also defamatory.
It's not normally considered a good business practice to spread lies about one's own customers. — Janet Bewley 74th Assembly District representative
"While Representative Bewley has a great deal of respect and appreciation for public employees, the statement is made in the context of repeated messages that working for the public sector makes one less qualified or unqualified to represent his or her constituents. In this contest, the statement being broadcast harms Representative Bewley's reputation and negatively affects how she is viewed in her community," the letter said. Mason's letter asked that the editorial immediately be removed from broadcast, that Coursolle immediately "cease and desist any
other broadcast of the defamatory statement; refrain from any future broadcast of the defamatory statement." The letter also asked for a retraction to be made without comment that "This station retracts the false statement it broadcast about Representative Janet Bewley. The vast majority of Representative Bewley's work experience is in the private sector." In a news release accompanying the release of the letter Thursday, Bewley said "It is a sad commentary on the state of journalism when the owner of a string of radio stations can't even be bothered to do the most basic fact-checking before broadcasting its own editorial," Bewley said. The release also noted that Bewley campaign had bought over a month's worth of airtime from Heartland Communications in the lead-up to the November election "It's not normally considered a good business practice to spread lies about one's own customers," Bewley said. Meanwhile, Coursolle said he has no intention of issuing an immediate retraction over the editorial. However he said he would consider a "clarification" of the editorial provided Bewley could produce detailed documentation verifying her assertions. He also called the cease and desist letter an attack SEE RADIO, PAGE 5
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ince becoming the 13th president of Northland College on July 1, 2010, Dr. Michael Miller has worked hard to build the school and perhaps equally important, its relationship and responsibility to the Ashland area. You see, Miller knows that a strong Ashland with a vibrant business community means more than just good things for the town. It also means a solid and lasting base upon which Northland will stand as it has since its founding in 1892.
That's why, since Day 1 of his tenure, Miller has extended the hand of friendship to Ashland and the leaders of its business community. And that hand-in-hand walk of friendship will take another step forward at 7 p.m. on Monday in the Sentry Room of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute on Northland's campus. That's when Miller will unveil the strategic plan that a steering committee of area business leaders has produced to promote economic development in
the Ashland area. The evening is billed as a "Community Celebration," with the strategic plan as the focal point of the event. The public is encouraged to attend. "I'm really proud of the community. I'm proud the process and proud of the results," Miller said of the months of work and community collaboration that led to the strategic plan. Miller is chair of the steering committee, has been its driving SEE NORTHLAND, PAGE 5
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New Yorkers on the move again NEW YORK (AP) — Subways started rolling in much of New York City Thursday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy crippled the nation's largest transit system. Traffic crawled over bridges, where police enforced mandatory carpooling. Ridership was light in the morning, and the trains couldn't take some New Yorkers where they needed to go. There were no trains in downtown Manhattan and other hard-hit parts of the city, and people had to switch to buses. People were grateful anyway. Ronnie Abraham was waiting at Penn Station for a train to Harlem, a trip that takes 20 minutes by subway and 21/2 hours on city buses that have been overwhelmed since resuming service Tuesday. "It's the lifeline of the city," Abraham said. "It can't get much better than this." Other New Yorkers, without power for a third full day and growing dispirited, decided to flee the city. They worried about food and water and, in some cases, their own safety.
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ON PARADE East Elementary School held its annual Halloween costume parade Wednesday, with the great majority of female staff members dressing as witches. The procession of magically inclined beings was reminiscent of the teachers from Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry featured in the Harry Potter book and movie series. The parade was led off by the flag squad and the percussion section of the Jefferson High School band. Pictured here are scenes from the event. Shown above left, three of the younger students sit on the curb after completing the parade route with their class to watch the other students arrive. Shown above right, Jenna Sullivan, a kindergartner, bucks the trends for her age by dressing as a "dark bride." Pictured at right, dressed in dance costume Dirndls, complete with their dance medals, are fourth-graders Lauren Haas, left, and Eden Dempsey. Related photos appear on page 7. View all photos at www.dailyunion.com . — Daily Union photos by Pam Chickering Wilson. —
Veterans tribute at Legion Dugout Tuesday Servicepersons past, present and future are invited to an early Veterans Day salute at the American Legion Dugout in Fort Atkinson on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The gathering takes place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for area servicepersons, veterans and members of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, along with spouses and guests. It is being hosted by the Teen Day Broadcasting Program, cosponsored by 91.7 The Edge/WSUW, the campus radio station at UW-Whitewater, and the Daily Jefferson County Union in Fort
Atkinson. The six-month nonprofit program is teaching area teens the field of broadcasting from both in front of and behind the microphone. At the Veterans Tribute, Teen Day team members will interview three ROTC members and three local veterans for an hourlong radio show to be aired twice during Veterans Day weekend on 91.7 The Edge/WSUW Radio. The "Teen Day Veterans Day Weekend Tribute" also will feature four songs from "Rhythm of Honor," recognizing the service of America's military. Fifteen copies of the CD, created by Janet Fisher and partic-
ipating artists, will be given away during the Veterans Tribute Tuesday, courtesy of its producer, Goodnight Kiss Records. Daily Union managing editor Christine Spangler, who has been working on Teen Day with Fort Atkinson native and radio broadcasting professional Dan Pettegrew and Kyle Johns, promotions director at 91.7 The Edge, said that after the hour-long broadcast taping, guests are invited to stay for some refreshments and photographs, and to further share memories and thoughts about Veterans Day. "Our Teen Day team members are looking forward to meeting
UW-Whitewater lectures to explore life, universe WHITEWATER — Students and community members are invited to learn how biologists, geologists and astrophysicists answer questions about the age of the universe and its contents. "The Age of Life, the Universe and Everything" is the theme of the inaugural Observatory Lecture Series presented by the UWWhitewater Science Outreach Office and College of Letters and Sciences. "Humans have been working on the 'age problem' for as long as there have been people willing to ask the question, and they have arrived at many different answers, some of which were culturally or religiously determined," said Paul Rybski, associate professor of physics at UWWhitewater. The series opens Friday, Nov. 2, with "How old is life on Earth, and how do we know it?" by Daryle Waechter-Brulla, chair of the UW-Whitewater Department of Biological Sciences. WaechterBrulla will discuss how people have determined the ages of organisms through history, from the counting of tree rings to the current molecular dating techniques. Rex Hanger, associate professor of geography and geology, will present "How old is the Earth, and how do we know it?" on Friday, Nov. 9, in conjunction with the UW-Whitewater Science Discovery Day, an open house for
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By Ryan Whisner Halloween might only be one day past, but 'tis the season for the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Parade. The 17th annual parade is set for Saturday, Nov. 10, starting at 5:30 p.m. on West Milwaukee Avenue in Fort Atkinson. Sponsored by the chamber, the event is chaired by Nancy Barth of Walgreens. A total of 49 parade entries will make their way up Main Street to kick off the advent of the holiday season, before turning left to finish in the Vos Sentry Foods parking lot off Madison Avenue. "We're hoping for good weather and that everyone comes down and shows their holiday spirit," said Jennifer Welsh, chamber projects manager. No more parade entries are being accepted because the route is filled to capacity, she noted. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. and will travel through downtown Fort Atkinson on Main Street, starting at Milwaukee Avenue and ending at Sentry. All floats will be lighted and most will feature holiday music. Welsh also invited everyone to join the United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties for its Chili Cook-Off at the Fort Atkinson Municipal Building following the parade. WFAW/WSJY will be broadcasting the parade live with hosts Welsh and WFAW news director Michael Clish. Parade-goers are reminded to bring a nonperishable food item to the parade to help students at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Fort Atkinson with their annual food drive for the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry. Pupils will be collecting the donated food as they (Continued on page 5)
JANESVILLE (AP) — Professor Ryan? Lobbyist Ryan? Maybe back to plain-old Rep. Ryan or future President Ryan? If Paul Ryan loses his bid to become vice president, he is still a man with options. The wonky chairman of the House Budget Committee is one of the Republicans' best voices in explaining fiscal issues. Should Mitt Romney's presidential bid fail, Ryan will be a much-sought-after figure in political and business circles.
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Lawmakers blast police in slayings MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin legislators sent a letter to a suburban Milwaukee police chief accusing his department of allowing a man who fatally shot his wife and two others at a spa to elude accountability in his past run-ins with the agency. The letter asks for an independent and transparent investigation of the Brown Deer Police Department's interactions with Radcliffe Haughton and the department's domestic violence policies and practices. Haughton opened fire on Oct. 21 at the Brookfield spa where his wife, Zina Haughton, worked before killing himself. The letter, signed by 10 Democrats and two Republicans, accuses the department of not upholding Wisconsin's mandatory arrest law in domestic violence cases on two occasions they think Radcliffe Haughton should have been arrested. The letter also criticizes Chief Steven Rinzel for blaming the victim, Haughton's wife, for not cooperating with police. "Your department's duty to uphold the law should not, and does not, hinge on the actions of the victim," the letter reads. "You must stop implying that the victim was to blame for the failure (Continued on page 5)
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prospective students, schoolchildren, the campus community and the public. All of the one-hour lectures will take place on Fridays at 8 p.m. in Upham Hall, room 140, followed by a public viewing session in the UW-Whitewater Observatory until 10 p.m. The complete lecture schedule is: Nov. 2: "How old is life on Earth and how do we know it?" by Daryle Waechter-Brulla, associ(Continued on page 14)
area ROTC members and veterans, along with their guests, and hearing about their military plans or experiences," said Spangler. "We hope they can stay after the taping to chat, reminisce and smile for some photos." Spangler acknowledged that Tuesday is Election Day "We encourage servicepersons past and present to stop down at the Legion Dugout hall before or after they vote in the general election. The public is invited, as well." Spangler asks that area veterans who would like to be considered for an interview contact Pet(Continued on page 7)
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Even in failure, the 42-year-old Wisconsin native's best days might be ahead of him. "I refer to Paul Ryan as the Paul Revere of the next generation," said Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who was chairman of the House Budget Committee when Ryan was an aide there. "I tell you, he's just getting started," Kasich said at a recent rally in Ohio. "He's getting started in the process of helping America and building a much stronger America."
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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: WIAA STATE PREVIEW
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Only a select few JACKSON know the real Alison Lehman. Lehman is typically a quiet and to-herself kind of person. That's not the case on the volleyball court, and this year she's been on it more than she has been in her three years on Kettle Moraine Lutheran's varsity volleyball team. Lehman, a senior, is the starting setter for the Chargers, who will face Tomahawk at 4 p.m. Friday in a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 state semifinal at the Resch Center in Green Bay. "She's an incredibly hard worker," KML coach Rachel Kuehl said. "She's a perfectionist. "Her performance in the last couple of weeks is definitely a culmination of her hard work every single day throughout the season." Two years ago, Lehman didn't play much, if at all. Last year, she got more playing time, but was playing defense as she was second fiddle for her more natural position. She was the back-up setter to two-year starter Morgan Koth. "Yeah, maybe in the sense that you want to be setting," she said when asked if she had a hard time playing on the back line. "But if it's for the better for the team, you do anything for the team." She kept a close eye on Koth, though. Lehman learned a lot from Koth, a three-sport star athlete at KML and a three-time Daily News AllArea Softball Player of the Year selection. "The way she took authority," Lehman said what she learned from Koth. "She always had her loud voice, she told everyone what needs to be done, called the plays. She was always cheering. She was always that person to encourage (others)." Koth was respected by her teammates and opponents for her leadership ability. Lehman admired how Koth carried herself as a team leader and wanted to do the same thing. However, her challenge was that she doesn't usually like being front and center like she has to be as the starting setter. "I've been doing my best," Lehman said. "In general, I'm not a very loud person. But on the court, Please see LEHMAN/B3 —
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SCORES NBA Philadelphia 84, Denver 75 Indiana 90, Toronto 88 Houston 105, Detroit 96 Chicago 93, Sacramento 87 San Antonio 99, N. Orleans 95 Utah 113, Dallas 94 Golden State at Phoenix, late Memphis at L.A. Clippers, late L.A. Lakers at Portland, late
ONTHIS DATE 1959 — Montreal goaltender Jacques Plante revolutionizes his position — and the sport of hockey — by donning a facemask. Plante is struck in the face with a shot by New York Rangers forward Andy Bathgate at 3:06 of the first period. After receiving stitches to close a gash from the corner of his mouth all the way up through his nostril, Plante returns to the ice wearing a mask. The Canadiens win 3-1. 1966 — The NFL awards a franchise to New Orleans on All Saints Day.
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Kettle Moraine Lutheran's Alison Lehman celebrates a point against Waupun in a WIAA Division sectional semifinal match Oct. 25 in Campbellsport.
State schedule All matches to be played at Resch Center, Green Bay Today Division 1 quarterfinals Neenah (43-5) vs. DSHA (41-4), 4:30 p.m. Merrill (41-3) vs. Muskego (31-11), 4:30 p.m. Sun Prairie (36-10) vs. Menomonee Falls (39-8), 7:30 p.m. De Pere (28-13) vs. Burlington (41-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday Division 4 semifinals Newman Catholic (28-10) vs. Hillsboro (36-11), 10 a.m. Luck (29-6) vs. Catholic Central (36-9), 10 a.m. Division 3 semifinals Oconto (36-1) vs. Cuba City (30-9), 1 p.m.
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Grantsburg (25-3) vs. Oostburg (41-4), 1 p.m. Division 2 semifinals Berlin (33-2) vs. Edgewood (25-8), 4 p.m. Tomahawk (35-10) vs. KML (33-10), 4 p.m. Division 1 semifinals Quarterfinal winners, 7 p.m. Saturday Division 4 championship Semifinal winners, 10 a.m. Division 3 championship Semifinal winners, 12:30 p.m. Division 2 championship Semifinal winners, 3 p.m. Division 1 championship Semifinal winners, 5:30 p.m.
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Even Tomahawk questioned if it could get back to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association's girls volleyball state tournament, which starts today at the Resch Center in Green Bay. The Hatchets were able to make it to state and will play Kettle Moraine Lutheran at 4 p.m. Friday in a Division 2 semifinal.
But they came close to not getting to state. Just as the Hatchets were getting a rhythm and making a run at state, they got hit with shocking news: Their veteran coach had resigned for personal reasons. Jen Pfannerstill resigned two days before the postseason tournament began, a regional semifinal matchup against Lakeland on Oct. 18. "It was not an easy change," said Jerry Angle, Pfannerstill's replacement. "I've been around as the assistant for five years now They at least had some stability there. But it was hard on the girls." Coming into the season, the Hatchets graduated four starters, all of whom went on to play college
volleyball. "In the beginning of the year, we didn't believe we'd get to state," Angle said. This year, the Hatchets have no seniors on its roster, five juniors, two sophomores Pfannerstill and five freshmen. But one thing working in their favor was each played club volleyball during the offseason. So when the news of Pfannerstill's resignation was announced, the Hatchets weren't rattled. Please see TOMAHAWK/B3
qIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING: WIAA SECTIONAL PREVIEW
Spots at state hard to come by West, Hartford hope to send multiple representatives By PAT NEUMUTH Daily News Staff
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West Bend East's Jessica Koeckenberg competes in the 100-meter backstroke Oct. 18 at the West Bend Natatorium.
A pool may decide who goes to state this weekend. West Bend West coach Dave Bloomier and Hartford Union cocoach Bob Jenkyns agree the Waukesha South/Mukwonago Sectional the Orioles will compete in Saturday will send more kids to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state swim meet than any other, simply because it's a fast pool. It also helps that Waukesha
South/Mukwonago and Arrowhead are the two best teams in the state and compete in the same sectional. "It's the fastest, toughest sectional in the state," Jenkyns said. "There's an advantage and a disadvantage. We will have the most to qualify from our sectional to state, but the state meet is not one of the finer natatoriums. We are more likely to get to state, but nothing's guaranteed to get on the podium." As for Bloomier and his West Bend West Spartans, they'll compete Saturday at the Cedarburg Sectional, along with West Bend East. "I don't want to rip on Cedarburg, but Cedarburg is not Waukesha South," Bloomier said. "South has fast water, deep water. They have a tremendous amount of swim teams there
that are top notch." To guarantee a spot at state, the sectional winner in every event qualifies. The 18 next fastest swimmers and divers from any sectional also make it. Jenkyns is confident swimmers in places between five and eight could make it. Bloomier couldn't guarantee any place to advance to state. "There is a cut-off time that we look at last year," Bloomier said. "But this is a very different year. I've been through a lot of these and (the) group of freshmen that came in this year, 12 to 15 of them, that will change these qualifying times." West freshman Kylie Engstrom has a good chance to make it to state in her first year. Engstrom is the second-best qualifier in the 500-yard freestyle Please see SPOTS/B2
artford Union graduate Brittany Klumpp and West Bend West graduate Ashley Apazeller were not strangers to the Wisconsin Little Ten AllConference teams when they were in high school. Now they are earning similar honors in college, too. Klumpp and Apazeller were recently named first team AllNorthern Athletics Klumpp Conference for their performance on the field for Concordia University's woman's soccer team. Klumpp was also named the conference's Freshman of the Year. She started all 18 games for the Falcons and scored 19 goals and added four assists. She had seven game-winning goals. Apazeller — a junior transfer from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — played defense for the Falcons to make first team. Last year, Apazeller made the second team all-conference. Klumpp and Apazeller also had big games in Concordia's 5-1 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran on Oct. 24. Klumpp scored a goal and assisted on another, while Apazeller tallied an assist from the back row On the men's team, West Bend East graduate Zach Lemler was named second team all-conference. Lemler switched to defense this year and was a major factor in helping Concordia's defense allow just 20 goals in 19 games. 0 A couple of area athletes had big weeks in their respective sports. West graduate Joe Paul was named the NAC's Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 22 for Concordia. With 1:06 remaining against Lakeland College on Oct. 20, Paul had a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to give the Falcons a 23-16 victory. For the game, Paul had 169 return yards. East graduate Greg Schalla was named Midwest Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week for last week's performance for Beloit College. Schalla opened the Buccaneers' opening week against Lawrence College by winning the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.92), the 500 freestyle (5:23.54) and was the third leg of the winning 200 medley relay team. LI Kettle Moraine Lutheran graduate Caleb Wolf caught the first touchdown of his collegiate career for Wisconsin Lutheran College in the Warriors' 48-0 victory over Maranatha Baptist College on Saturday. Wolfs touchdown came in the first quarter when quarterback Zach Shaw completed a 44-yard pass to Wolf. The touchdown gave the Warriors a 21-0 lead. Wolf finished the game with four catches for 75 yards. CI Kettle Moraine Lutheran graduate Jake Semmann scored Wisconsin Lutheran College's only goal off the bench in the Warriors' 3-1 loss on Oct. 24. It was Semmann's only shot of the game. His KML and WLC teammate Cole Weber also came off the bench in the game. LI If one of your family members is a collegiate athlete from Washington County, please send game stats to email@example.com to get featured in the college sports notebook.
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No budget consensus Mount Pleasant trustees disagree on cutting, borrowing ALISON BAUTER
MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant's final board meeting before the proposed village budget goes to the public ended abruptly and with no consensus on Friday. After 2 1/2 hours of some heated exchanges among board members, Trustee
Jerry Garski took the mic. "Motion to adjourn," he said. "I'm done listening to this!' Trustees seconded Garski's motion, and the board quickly dispersed without deciding how to avoid raising the levy above what was previously announced. Currently, that levy will not exceed $16.9 million total, said Trustee Karen Albeck, al-
though it could dip lower. If the $16.9 million holds, the 2013 tax rate is about $7.12 per $100,000 of property value, Lead Accountant Vickie Matter said. Although the village's overall levy is up from $16 million in 2012, the declining assessment value of area homes means that the average tax-
payer will actually see no change, or a slight decrease in the Mount Pleasant portion of property taxes, Matter said. At Friday's special meeting of the board, the trustees' disagreement over how to keep costs down stemmed from a recent change in the village's insurance provider. When the levy was first published in the
newspaper, it was based on numbers from the lowest-cost plan. Since then, the board had to take the mid-level state insurance plan, which edged the levy up to $17.2 million. In the interest of keeping the levy at the published amount, the village must cut expenses. More on BUDGET, Page 5A
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a much easier job than turning them back. "Some of them you can (move the hands) backward!" Spodick said. "But with old, antique clocks you have to go forward."
RACINE — A man who earlier pleaded no contest to a severe public beating of his wife lost a bid Friday to withdraw that plea. Marlon Duffle, now 37, is accused of attacking his wife on June 7, 2011, in the parking lot of Piggly Wiggly at 4011 Durand Ave. The beating included stomping on her face, causing facial fractures and a fractured skull, according to the criminal complaint. Jury selection for his trial was partially complete on April 17 when Duffle accepted the state's offer of reduced charges. He was initially charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide and aggravated battery-intending great bodily harm. In the plea deal, prosecutors agreed to drop both charges, and in exchange Duffle pleaded no contest to second-degree reckless injury, first-degree recklessly endangering safety and substantial battery-intended bodily harm. A no-contest plea means he did not admit to the allegations, but did not contest prosecutors' ability to prove them at trial. Less than a month later, he asked to retract his plea. Duffie also discharged his first attorney, Sean Brown of the Public Defender's Office. Brown was one of two witnesses to testify Friday before Circuit Court Judge Wayne Marik. The other was Duffle. While on the stand, his new attorney, Christopher Glinski, tried to make the case that Duffle was confused or hadn't had enough time to consider his plea deal. Therefore, Glinski said, Duffle was "coerced" into accepting it. They also tried to convince Marik that Duffle, after watching the jury panel be selected, thought he could not get a fair trial, and that also led him to take the plea deal.
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Joe Spodick of Spodick Clock Shop on Friday afternoon changes the time on one of the nearly 150 clocks in the shop, 3143 Roberts St., Caledonia. Staff at the shop started to change clocks back one hour on Thursday in preparation for the end of daylight saving time and will continue change clocks through today.
Sometimes it takes days to turn back time Spodick Clock Shop manually changing antique clocks for daylight saving MICHAEL BURKE
CALEDONIA — As daylight saving time ends this weekend, most people will set their clocks back an hour tonight, or perhaps after they get up on Sunday. But Joe Spodick and his wife started turning their clocks back Thursday and
expect to be finished by Monday. That's what you do when you own a shop full of antique clocks. And Spodick, owner of Spodick Clock Shop, 3143 Roberts St., in the Franksville area of Caledonia, estimated he has 150 to 175 of them. When daylight saving time arrives in spring, resetting all those clocks is
City yet to net donations after plea to nonprofits CARA SPOTO
RACINE — In September,
Mayor John Dickert's office sent letters to 182 local nonprofits, including churches, asking the tax-exempt organizations if they would consider paying a portion of the property tax the city would normally charge them if their properties were taxed. The idea was that if the organizations donated even a little bit to city coffers it would help Racine better
weather a nasty financial season. According to the letter, any money the city received through Nov. 1 would be applied to its 2013 budget. With the city already well into its budget planning process, City Administrator Tom Friedel said Friday that the city has yet to collect any money through the program, dubbed "Racine's Fair Share!' In the letter Dickert sent to the nonprofits, he said that while state law grants
tax-exempt status to properties for various reasons, the obligation of the City of Racine to provide services, like snowplowing and police and fire protection, to these properties remains. The city already collects payments for services from about eight nonprofit organizations, the bulk of them assisted living or tax-exempt apartment buildings, through an existing program called Payment of In- Lieu of Tax. Last year, the city collected about $97,400 from
PILOT participants, which own about 30 parcels. The deals the city has with PILOT participants were arranged on a case-by-case basis, often when a nonprofit had just purchased or constructed a building. With the Fair Share program, the city asked all nonprofits that own property in the city if they wouldn't mind helping out. Letters went out to all nonprofits, except governmental entities, that own property but don't already participate in PILOT.
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Nina Krukowksi gathered with her granddaughters in a recent photo. Her family called her a 'professional grandmother.'
She was family's 'firework' By JAN UEBELHERR email@example.com
There are grandmothers and greatgrandmothers and fabulous grandmothers. And there's Nina Krukowski. She went pro. "I often called her the pied piper. They lined up behind her," said her husband, Tom. Nina Krukowski died Friday of lung cancer. She was 67. Her family called her a "professional grandmother," and that went into her death notice. She was other things, too— she had a degree in psychology; she was president of the Greenfield Educational Foundation, which raises money for schools; she planned the reunions for the Greenfield High School Class of1963 that were held faithfully every five years. "How many classes do you know that do that?" her husband asked. But it was the role of grandmother that ran deep in her, back to her childhood, when her brother was born and Nina was 7 years old. "She's really into taking care of little people," her husband said. "So much of her life is the understanding of children." The name Nina, pronounced like the number nine, was given to her by a young cousin who couldn't pronounce her real name, Ermina. Tom Krukowski went steady with Nina when they were students at Greenfield High School. They've been married for 47 years, so it's not surprising that he talks about her as if she's here: "She still wears the ring I gave her at 15 years old." "She's very giving. She sees when peo-
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ple are hurting." around her. Here comes Nina." "She's got a spirit about her. There's She added, "Children have a sixth kind of a glow, a smile. Her spirit would sense about adults. They can just smell it. basically be seen." `Is this one going to yell at us, or are we goShe and Tom had two children. When ing to have fun?' They knew right away the grandchildren came — Serena, 9; Oo- with Nina, they were in good hands." na, 9; Fae, 6; and She was diagCambrya, 4 — she NINA KRUKOWSKI nosed with stage 4 lung cancer didn't waste any time being there. A funeral Mass will held at lla.m. Saturday around the Fourth She was there at at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 6060 W. ofJuly. Her grandtheir births. Loomis Road, Greendale. Memorials to the daughters danced She read to them Nina For Kids fund, in support of children's and sang for her early and often — programs and activities, may be sent to and Tom on Sun"Green Eggs and 6328 Parkview Road, Greendale, WI 53129. day evening visHam" and other its, turning out the Dr. Seuss classics. She worked on their lights in the entertainment room at their spelling and writing skills. For holidays, Greendale home. They did it on the she gave them identical dresses. She ar- Fourth of July, singing and dancing to ranged Sunday school and music les- the Katy Perry song, "Firework." sons. She asked them the right questions. They sang, "Grandma, this is for you. There's fireworks in you. This is what Most of all, she listened. "They could always go to Grandma you need to do. There's fireworks in you. with a problem or a question they had," Your chemotherapy is going to be like her husband said. "She'd concentrate on fireworks for you." one child at a time. She could locate that Before, they came to Grandma with interest in a child like a laser." questions. Now they come to Tom. She was that way with the children she They ask, "Grandpa, will you ever be guided as a docent at the Milwaukee Art happy again?" Museum. He tells them, "With you around, and "She spoke to them, not over them," the many memories we have of Grandsaid the museum's chief educator, Bar- ma, the answer is yes. I will be." bara Brown Lee, who trains the docents. "And that's not everybody's gift, let me Besides her husband and four granddaughters, she is tell you. If you passed her in the museum, survived by her daughter, Debby Krukowski; a son, she'd have a child holding each of her Michael; a sister, Chris Hatten; and a brother, Bill hands. They'd form like a skirt all Radmer.
"It is premature for a legislator out of Madison to make such a demand while families are mourning this tragic loss of life," Knodl said, referring to the lead letter writer, Rep. Terese Berceau (D-Madison). Rinzel on Monday asked the state Department of Justice for training on domestic violence calls. Records show 14 members of the department attended training in 2006. Department members have received similar training since then, according to Van Gompel and District Attorney John Chisholm. The department has been criticized for failing to arrest Radcliffe Haughton during two separate incidents. In January 2011, officers saw Radcliffe Haughton point what appeared to be a rifle at his wife, according to incident reports. Officers set up a tactical perimeter, told him he was under arrest and ordered him to surrender. He refused. A supervisor who had attended the statewide domestic training ordered officers to pull back and leave without making an arrest. Police experts told the Jour-
nal Sentinel that leaving without making an arrest was a breach of police protocol and created a risk to the public. In October, police responded to a 911 call from Zina Haughton, who was at a gas station barefoot with a bruised face and a torn shirt. Officers went to the house and saw Radcliffe Haughton inside. He didn't answer the door. They left without making an arrest. The two incidents were among nearly two dozen times Brown Deer police officers were called to the Haughtons' home in 11 years but did not make an arrest. At least seven calls were to investigate domestic violence, records show. The one time Brown Deer arrested Haughton, they did so at the request of Brookfield police after he slashed his wife's tires there last month. On Oct. 18, Zina Haughton obtained a restraining order against her husband. The order prevented Radcliffe Haughton from buying a gun from a federal firearms dealer. He defeated that prohibition by buying the gun from a private seller, who does not have to do a background check. On Oct. 21, Haughton used the gun to kill three women, including his estranged wife, and wound four others before committing suicide at the Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield. The shooting has led to a call by some to require background checks on private gun sales in Wisconsin.
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Face painting and hair braiding for Dia de los Muertos parade participants begins at 3 p.m. at Walker Square Park, S. 9th and W. Washington streets. Staging begins at 3 p.m., with departure from the park at 5 p.m. The Vigil for Peace will begin at Walker Square at 7 p.m. and include a ceremony by Ballet Folklorico Hermanos de Avila's Aztec Dancers. The event also includes Day of the Dead exhibit openings at Walker's Point Center for the Arts and the United Community Center's Latino Arts Gallery. Visit
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Victims remembered has been in an accident. "To have someone take your son's life puts you in a whole different grief category." Grief is not inherent in Dia de los Muertos, which celebrates the life-death-life cycle. But after an ofrenda for a slaying victim was included in the Brides Walk Against Domestic Violence in September, parade organizer Celeste Contreras and Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy Romo West felt victims of homicide should be included in Friday's Day of the Dead observance. "We thought it would be a natural fit," said Romo West, who worked on the ofrenda for Justin Kohen. After violent, tragic events, "people crave the togetherness these vigils create," Contreras said. "All the gun violence, it seems like the killing is constant, like every week there is another person dead who shouldn't be." Kohen, too, laments the regularity of the kind of violence that cast his son among those
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who will be commemorated Friday. "The disregard shown by some individuals makes you feel unsafe, whether you're walking out of an apartment building like J.J. or worshipping or getting your hair done in a salon," he said. "As a society, everybody's heart should be broken." Contreras hopes the ofrendas for Kohen and the temple shooting victims shake the conscience of the entire community. "There is so much work to be done," she said. "This is our small way of trying to make peace through art."
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and an empty case from a Glock 9mm. The report said the FBI was called and the man surrendered his ammunition. According to Dhaliwal, members who noticed the man carrying a backpack and walking toward the temple's dining room told him he had to remove his shoes before entering. The man complied and entered the room. There, he drank tea while telling members he was working on a book. According to Dhaliwal, the man said he had also visited the Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield, where on Oct. 21 gunman Radcliffe Haughton killed three employees, including his estranged wife, and wounded four others before fatally shooting himself. Because of the temple shootings and because the man was unfamiliar, temple members called police as a precaution, Dhaliwal said. "Everyone has always been welcome to come and pray with us and share a meal," Dhaliwal said. "Now we are obviously extra vigilant." Police later told temple members the man was from Maryland and that they also found $4,000 in cash in his possession, the proceeds from the sale of two guns, Dhaliwal said.
Friday, November 2, 2012
THE FUGITIVE OF NOVEMBER
Democrat whose seat is opening up with his retirement. In a race marked by vitriol, Baldwin offered a few j abs at Thompson. Thompson instead talked about jobs, training and economic development with the Hispanic chamber. He didn't mention Baldwin's name once. Baldwin said she was proud to work with Obama so that "millionaires like Tommy Thompson and Mitt Romney" don't get to pay lower tax rates than the middle class. "I am running to be a voice for the people and I'm here to ask for your help in the final days. "I won't just speak up for the middle class. I'll fight for our middle class — even when it means taking on the most powerful special interests in Washington." Meanwhile in Milwaukee, with cameras and television cameras glued to him, Thompson talked business instead of blasting Baldwin. He listened to John Vidal, president of Trade Design Inc., tell him that the Obama administration has created an air of uncertainty that's affected his printing business. "I'm scared," he said. "We have been suffering the last four years. My customers are afraid of making investments. I'm looking for change right now." Said Thompson: "Change is coming soon." Survey on economy
The St. Norbert poll has been tracking the public attitudes toward the economy since 1994, and according to the poll, people think things are picking up: Thirty-four percent believe they are financially better off than a year ago. That compares with 28 % in the fall of 2011. Thirty-eight percent said they were worse off. That compares with 53 % a year ago. The poll also found that 60% believed they would be better off next year at this time. That compared with 52 % in the fall of 2011. MIKE DE SISTI / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINELCOM
A wild turkey perches on a fence in a yard in Bayside this week.
Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel staff contributed to this report.
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Employers warning workers of effects of vote es and what will happen." In the Rite-Hite case, Mayer said he doubted anyone would see the email as electioneering. "This isn't a violation. But that doesn't mean it doesn't make you wince a little bit," Mayer said. Coercion is different, he said. "It is a crime and a serious one, to attempt to coerce a vote," Mayer said. In another case, Harvey A. Pollack, president of Land Title Services Inc. in Milwaukee, sent a note to employees that he says wasn't intended to tell them how to vote but to point out that "businesses might be taxed at a higher level soon." "If this happens, it would take away from Land Title, Land Closing and Land Title Guaranty profits, which would end the pay raises that were started in January of this year," he wrote. He added that company contributions to the profitsharing and retirement accounts may be lowered considerably, if not eliminated altogether. "If the Affordable Care Act is not overturned, employees and their family members who are covered thru the company health care plan will probably lose their coverage some time in 2013. When that happens, employees will have to pay thousands of dollars each year out of their own pockets, for what some experts say will be substandard health coverage." Reached for comment, Pollack said, "The bottom line is, it's none of your business.
And that's all I am going to tell you." He then hung up. At Jockey International in Kenosha, Edward C. Emma, president and chief operating officer, sent a note to employees about the Affordable Care Act. Wrote Emma: "The health reform law speaks of man-
dates vs. choice, greater not less government oversight, and increased overall costs for health service programs subsidized by higher taxes. These reforms will further challenge companies such as Jockey who want to continue to offer affordable medical coverage plans to employ-
ees." Jockey spokesman Mo Moorman said Emma's note was a "routine internal communication to employees regarding an important business issue — the rapidly changing laws on health care."
Over 400,000 request absentee ballots By JASON STEIN and DON WALKER firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 400,000 Wisconsin residents have requested absentee ballots so far for Tuesday's election, but the numbers can't be compared with previous presidential elections, state elections officials said. "Based on our limited numbers, absentee voting continues to be robust around the state," said Kevin Kennedy, head of the state Government Accountability Board. "One week ago, 225,209 absentee ballots had been requested." As oflate Wednesday, local election clerks who track absentee ballots using the state system reported at least 412,611 voters had requested absentee ballots, including 256,277 ballots requested in clerks' offices where the residents could cast their votes and hand the ballot back. The absentee voting period has now been limited by Republican lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker to two weeks and comparable preelection numbers from four
years ago, when the absentee voting period was about a month, are not available. In 2008, 634,000 of the nearly 3 million ballots cast were absentee, but it's not possible to compare the two sets of numbers. That's because clerks don't have to report absentee ballot numbers to state officials until after the election, though more than half of municipal clerks, including all those in the state's large cities, track at least some absentee ballots in the state system. "We would prefer not to release these numbers, but everybody wants some kind of numbers, so we're releasing them," said Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney. "It's apples and kumquats." In Milwaukee, there was a 20- to 25-minute wait to vote Thursday at the Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway. An estimated 3,700 people voted on Wednesday; election officials say more than 5,000 likely voted on Thursday. In-person absentee voting
in the clerk's office runs through 5 p.m. or the close of business on Friday, whichever is later, with some clerks offering extended hours to handle demand. In some towns in Wisconsin, in-person absentee voting is conducted by appointment, largely because clerks are not available all of the time, or they work out of their homes. Magney said the agency does not keep records on how many towns have in-person absentee voting by appointment. But he did say 62 % of the state's town clerks are part time. And some of those work out of their homes, not an office. As a result, Magney said, in cases where a clerk may not have a regular office, he or she may schedule an appointment with a voter. "We sometimes get inquiries from voters who have been unable to make contact with their local clerk, and we will do our best to reach the clerk and make a connection with the voter who needs help," Magney said in an email.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
(Nee Lehman) Resident of New Castle Place in Mequon. Entered Eternal Life Thursday, November 1, 2012, at the age of 94. Beloved wife of Frank P. Ruppert. Dear mother of Dr. Phillip Ruppert and the late Frank Ruppert. Grandmother of Paul Ruppert. Preceded in death by her sister Irene Otto. Eleanor is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Eleanor was a member of Pilgrim Ev. Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held Monday, November 5, from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the Feerick Funeral Home. A celebration of Eleanor's life will be held at 3:00 PM. Interment will be private at Wisconsin Memorial Park. Memorials in Eleanor's name can be made to the charity of your choice. 2025 East Capital Drive
(414) 962-8383 f u ric& Shorewood Condolences may be sent to: MOM SOME .
Found peace on Friday, November 2, 2012, age 82 years. Wife of the late Oskar Scherpen and also survived by her second love, Arthur Witt. Loving mother of Ilona and Brigitte. Mother-in-law of Steve Mackey. Dear grandma of Troy, Stephanie and Kevin. Greatgrandma of Connor and Faith. Visitation at the Funeral Home Monday, November 5, 2012, 1:303:00 PM. Funeral Service at 3:00 PM. Private inurnment Wisconsin Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Zilber Family Hospice are appreciated.
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Schneider, Sharlene M.
Found eternal peace on November 1, 2012, at the age of 55 years. Preceded in death by her parents Melvin P. and Mae L. (nee Kahny). Loving sister of Robert Potisck, Rose Dobbertin, James Schneider and Pamela (Allen) Goodwill. Dear aunt of Caroline (Keith) Kalk, Lisa (Gregory) Berghauer, Stacy Goodwill, and Tyler (Madeline) Goodwill. Great-aunt of Nicole Franz, Daniel Glinski and Isabella Berghauer. Great-great-aunt of Jacob and Rihanna Almestica. Further survived by aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends. Sharlene was a dedicated employee of Goodwill Industries. She was a member of North-Suburban Special Olympics, participating in Bocce. Visitation Tuesday, November 6, at the funeral home from 4-7 PM. Visitation on Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, N89 W16215 Cleveland Ave., Menomonee Falls, from 10 AM until time of Funeral Mass at 11 AM. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the NorthSuburban Special Olympics c/o Kevin Szydel, 1008 Woodview, Grafton, WI 53024. SCHRAMKA FUNERAL HOME W164 N9034 Water St. Menomonee Falls, WI (262) 251-0330
Schultz, Esther M.
(Nee Wnukowski) In Raleigh, NC, formerly of Milwaukee, Sunday, October 14, 2012, age 98 years. Beloved wife of the late Herman Schultz. Loving mother of the late Donald Schultz. Dear sister of the late Evelyn (the late Lambert) Pryor and the late Ray Newell. Fond aunt of Lee (Cindy) Pryor. Great-aunt of Zachary Pryor and Penny (David) Feldser, greatgreat-aunt of Paige. Further survived by other family and friends. Visitation Friday November 9, 2012 10:30 AM-11:30AM at ST. VERONICA CHURCH 4001 S. Whitnall Ave. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30AM. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice of Wake County, NC. Appreciated.
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Shudy, Phyllis A.
Age 70. Services were held. Krause Funeral Home414-464-4640
Simmons, Delores J.
Of Muskego, Passed away on Oct. 22, 2012 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of William "Bill". Loving mother of Lynn (Boris) Huggar, Lora (Rufus) Johnson and Larry (Karie) Simmons. Dear grandmother of Denise, Desiree, Kyle, Cory, Jessica, Rebecca and great grandma of 7. Sister of William "Sonny" (Pat) Faison and Stephen Faison. Also loved by other relatives and friends. Memorial Service at GRACE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 9900 W. Capitol Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53222, on Sun., Nov. 11, 2012 at 3PM. Condolences to: www.k rausefuneralhorne.com e9ae,
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Spann, Walter M.
Passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the age of 81. Survived by his wife Rachel; son Kevin (Sandra); daughter Sandy; and grandchildren Andrew and Elizabeth. Visitation at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Muskego on Saturday, November 17 at Noon. Service at 1 PM.
Bob was a proud graduate of South Division High School, UWMadison and Notre Dame. Air Force veteran. Devoted wrestling coach at Stoughton (1957-58) and Washington high schools (19581994). Volunteer assistant wrestling coach at Marquette and Hamilton high schools. Fiercely loyal fan of the Packers, Notre Dame, Brewers and Badgers. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at St Robert Catholic Church from 5:00 PM until Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 7:00 PM. Interment private. In Bob's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
2025 East Capitol Drive ' &Shorewood (414) 962-8383 Condolences may be sent to: L WWI www.teerickfuneralhorne.00m
Strzykalski, Charles J.
October 29, 2012. Age 71 years. Private services were held. 5920 W. Lincoln Ave. West Allis, WI 53219 -
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Summers, Marvin R.
October 30, 2012, age 91 years. Survived by son, Gregory (Ellen) of Fishers, IN; grandchildren, Allison and Duncan; seven nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (nee Baugher); his parents, William and Elizabeth (nee Dace) Summers; his brother, Dale Winston (the late Edna) Summers; and his dear friend, Estella "Tuttie" Pedersen. Marvin was a Political Science Professor at UWMilwaukee from 1954 to 1988. A memorial reception to celebrate Marvin's life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in Lindsay Hall at Eastcastle Place, 2505 E. Bradford Ave. Private burial will take place in Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Suminski LifeStory Funeral Homes Suminski / Weiss (414) 276-5122 www.SuminskiFuneralHome.com
Susnik, Anna N.
Age 88, of Chetek, WI, died on October 30, 2012. Survived by, daughter, Sharon Susnik, Muskego, sons, Raymond (Rebecca) Susnik, Appleton, Robb (Kim) Susnik, New Carlisle, OH; two grandsons, Robby and James Susnik and other loving family and friends. Anna was preceded by her parents, Stanley and Mary Dobrowolski, husband, Raymond, two sisters and seven brothers. Service for Anna will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 11:00AM at the Burnham- Ours Funeral Home in Chetek. Visitation at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service. For more information, please visit www.burnhamours.com
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Truman, Fred B.
Found Peace November 3, 2012. Age 61 years.
(Formerly Weber and Malueg) Connie is finally able to enjoy a tall glass of Asti with Matt after losing her battle with an especially aggressive form of Alzheimer's at 85 years old, on October 26, 2012. She was born Constance Anne Sylvester to Joseph and Evelyn (LeBreck) Sylvester on March 20, 1927, in Oconto, Wisconsin. In childhood, she was a good student, voracious reader, and like most first-born, enjoyed tormenting her little brother, Jack. She spent most of her teens in the convent persuing a vocation in the sisterhood, which was her mother's dream for her. Exiting the convent in the nick of time, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Education from St. Norbert College, moved to Milwaukee to teach and promptly met the love of her life, Mathew H. Weber, in church, of course. They were married in 1951 and became parents to Mary Beth in 1953 and Richard Jerome 1955. Professionally, she was a beloved and sometimes feared, elementary school teacher in the Milwaukee Public School System. In 1975 she earned a master's degree from Marquette University and went on to becoming a reading specialist. In 1981 she lost Matt to cancer. In 1987 she married Adrian Malueg and eased him into Heaven some 10 years later, at his side when he passed on her 70th birthday. In retirement, she used the whole runway. She lived wherever she wanted, bought everything she ever needed, traveled everywhere she ever dreamed; she was exceptionally generous to everyone she loved and even to some she merely tolerated. She especially enjoyed the time she spent in the chapel at San Camillo, singing in the choir and in the Senior Bel Canto Chorus. In Heaven, she is surely teaching angels to sing. She is survived by her children Mary Beth (Gilbert III) Ziebell, Richard J. Weber, grandson Gilbert M. Ziebell IV, granddaughter Emily K. Ziebell, brother John (Julie) Sylvester, niece and fairy Goddaughter Anne (Tom Jagielo) Sylvester, nieces Kathleen Sylvester, Margaret (Patrick Beyer) Sylvester, Jayne Sylvester, Pamela Sylvester and nephew Joseph (Kathleen) Sylvester, as well as 11 half-sisters and brothers. On the Weber side, she is survived by sister-in-law Elvira Weber, nephew Scott Weber and nieces Heidi (Greg) Prior, Pat (Clebert LeBlanc) Blackwell and Barbara Steiner. She is preceded in death by just about everyone but those named above.
Visitation Wednesday November 7 at the Funeral Home from 5:00PM until time of Service at 7:00PM. Burial will be private.
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(Nee Doherty) Found peace on Mon., Oct. 29, 2012, at the age of 67 years. Loved and survived by her family.
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Weber, Rosemary A.
Of Greenfield, was born to Eternal Life Mon., Oct. 29, 2012, at age 92. She was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 14, 1920 the daughter of the late James and Alice (nee O'Connor) Ward. She will be sadly missed by her sons Mike (Annette) Weber of Dousman and Jon (Sharon) Weber of the town of Vernon, her grandchildren Jim (Dawn) Weber, Ann (Daniel) Kepplinger, Jon (Colleen) Weber, Mary (Scott) Blair and Rebeca (Casey) Kroll and her greatgrandchildren Madalynn, Mary Rose, Mirannda, Margaret, Sarah, Jena, Jake, Cole, Andrew, Cadence and McKenzie. Further survived by her sister Jane (Robert) Glancey along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband Raymond and her brothers James and Robert Ward. Visitation Fri., Nov. 9, 2012, from 3PM until 4PM followed by the funeral Mass at 4PM all at St. Bruno Parish, 226 W. Ottawa Ave., Dousman, WI 53118. Memorials are appreciated to the charity of the donor's choice. logr. 4lite& Dal&
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Widowski, Rita Marie
Service held at Calvary Ev. Free. CHURCH AND CHAPEL
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Willmsen, Albertine Services were held.
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(Nee Forjan) Born to Eternal Life November 1, 2012, age 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Frank Windt. Dear mother of Frank (Lori), Edward (Candice), William, Lori (Ronald) Hansen and Kathy (Joseph) Jenders. Loving grandmother of Kristina (Chad) Venne, Steven, Michael, Carly, Eric, Leah, Jeremey, Cassandra, Victoria and Nicolette Windt, Jessica, Amanda, and Ronald Jr. Hansen and Jenny and Jimmy Jenders. Proud great grandmother of Bentley Venne. Further survived by sister and nieces and nephews in Austria and friends. Visitation on Monday, November 5, from 9:30AM until 10:45 AM followed by a service at 11 AM at CHURCH AND CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (3774 East Underwood Avenue, Cudahy). Interment Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.
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Wusler, Clifford J.
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at age 92. Preceded in death by his wife Marie (nee Robinson) Wusler and son, Dennis Wusler. Survived by his son Jack Wusler; grandchildren, Kelly, Andrew, Theodore and Angela. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Cliff saw active duty with the Navy during WWII. He was a retiree of Harnishfeger.
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Tormey, Kevin James
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DEATH NOTICES Yahr, Donald E.
August 14, 1928-November 2, 2012
Don Yahr passed on to Eternal Life on November 2, 2012. He was 84. Born in Milwaukee on August 14, 1928, he moved to Shawano in 1940, graduating from Shawano High School. Alumni of University of Wisconsin, later receiving Master's degrees in Physical Education and School Administration. Married Barbara Vomastic in 1950, teaching in several communities before moving to Muskego to serve at Muskego High School as teacher, football coach, wrestling coach, athletic director and assistant principal. Honored in the George Martin Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame. Retired in 1984 as principal of Whitnall High School, 6 years as financial planner for New York Life. Don served on the Muskego Planning Commission; as Director, Park and Recreation Board; Board of Directors Southwest Milwaukee YMCA, (1990 Volunteer of the Year Milwaukee Metropolitan YMCA). Active with Little Muskego Yacht Club and South Shore Yacht Club Board of Directors. Don had a zest for life, was a dynamic, inspiring coach and cornplete family man. Enjoyed all sports, flying, camping and traveling. Sailing was his passion, from a small dinghy in the 1950's to a 36' Cape Dory. In 1993, he and Barb spent a year living aboard "Orion" from the Bahamas to the East Coast and Great Lakes. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Hope Yahr, his stepfather, Raymond Menning, and two siblings, Harriet Dorrans and Charles Yahr. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara (Vomastic)Yahr, his brother Richard (Judy) Menning, three children, Jim (Lorraine Davis), Steve (Shirley) and Kathy (Don Winkelman), five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Hartson Funeral Home in Hales Corners, November 10 at 11:00 AM, visitation beginning at 9:00 AM-11:00 AM. Memorials may be donated to the National Parkinson's Foundation.
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Woodin loved curling's integrity Former Naval officer helped sport thrive BY JAN UEBELHERR email@example.com
it's traveling down the ice, if you hit the stone, that's a foul and you have to call it on yourself," said Woodin's son. "So it's a game of integrity. He thought that was very important." He added, "Can you imagine if NFL players had to call a foul on themselves?" John Woodin didn't see that happening either, which is what kept him curling. He and his wife enjoyed the relationships forged with fellow curlers, including that traditional post-match sitdown for a drink. Woodin, of Elm Grove, was president of the U.S. Men's Curling Association for 10 years beginning in the 19805 and was co-chairman of the U.S. Curling Association's National Senior Men's Bonspiel here in 1994. Between curling events, he found time to work in financial services, handling insurance and investments. As a young man, he served as a Naval officer during World War II on a destroyer escort in the Pacific. His family plans to end funeral services with a song played on the bagpipes, another curling tradition, Woodin's son said. They've chosen "Amazing Grace."
John H. "Woody" Woodin loved two things about the ancient Scottish sport of curling. One was that it involved integrity. The other was that each game ended at a table for a drink with Woodin team members. Woodin, who once described curling as "a chess game on ice," died of natural causes Monday. He was 88. Woodin discovered curling when his late wife, Betty, got interested in it. "My mom and another lady got involved and convinced their husbands," said Woodin's son, J. Scott Woodin. It led to nearly 40 years of curling. For those who don't know, curling works like this: A granite stone weighing 42 pounds is propelled across ice and two players sweep the ice just ahead of it with brooms. They aim for the target area, called the house. The sweeping melts and Besides his son, he is survived by his changes the surface of the daughter, Wendy Peche; a sister, ice, thus making for more Jessie Kent; seven grandchildren; and curving or greater distance. eight great-grandchildren. That's the science. Here is where the in- JOHN H. "WOODY" WOODIN tegrity comes in: "When the other Services were held Friday. Memorials to team is sweeping in Special Olympics or another charity are front of the stone as suggested.
Yerasha, John F
Resident of West Allis. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Friday November 2, 2012, age 95 years. Devoted husband for 70 wonderful years of Josephine (Nee Zakrajsek). Loving father of JoAnn (Michael) 0' Halloran, Carol (the late Jim) Symmes, Mary and Francine Yerasha and Diane (Mike) Fenske. Proud grandpa of Jim (Chrystal) O'Halloran, Marie (Steve) Hink, Lori and Brian Symmes. Also survived by 6 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Visitation Thursday 4-5:45 PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (1212 S. 117th Street) with Mass of Christian Burial at 6PM. Interment Friday 10:30 AM at Highland Memorial Park (14875 W. Greenfield Ave., Please Meet at Cemetery Office). Retired Employee of Harnischfeger. Longtime member of S.N.P.J Lily Lodge #764. John was a Army Veteran. John was a proud husband, father and grandfather who loved his family, the Packers, the Brewers and proudly loved to take care of his home. John's sense of humor will be missed. In Lieu of flowers memorial to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Appreciated.
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The family wishes to thank all the aides and staff of St. Camillus and hospice care who aided Connie in her tragically short transition from the vibrant, enthusiastic, fun-loving earth-bound creature she was, to the light filled, angel she became.
(Nee Turk) Born to Eternal Life November 1, 2012, at the age of 93. Preceded in death by her beloved husband John. Loving mother of Tom (Aileen), Linda (Niles) Ottesen and Judy (Jim) Christensen. Dear grandmother of Lee Tomatz. Also survived by other family and friends.
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Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012, in the chapel at San Camillo, 10200 W. Bluemound Rd., Wauwatosa, WI from 10 AM until the time of service 11:30 AM. A mass celebrating her life will be held immediately following the visitation.
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Noise will soon end out of context. Even when these fabrications are pointed out, the ads keep running, anyway. It's as if the truth barely matters at all. But this is how we're picking leaders. Milwaukee public relations executive Evan Zeppos told me it's only going to get worse between now and election day, which mercifully is in two days. "That's really the price of being at ground zero. So lock up the kids for the weekend. It is not going to abate. It's going to continue up until the bitter end," he said. Simply put, these negative ads work. Presumably, total saturation works even better, even as it makes us nauseous. The irony, Zeppos said, is that a political campaign is the worst time to talk seriously about the issues. Winning is all that matters. "And if I punch you, you better punch me back, and you might want to think of throwing a counterpunch instead of just one punch. It
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is - and I hate to put it in these terms - a kill or be killed world in a political sense. That's why you have this type of negativism," he said. My favorite election ad is not running here, but in Massachusetts by Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei in the midst of a vicious race. It starts by saying he approves this message, and then it's just 30 seconds of ocean waves gently lapping the picturesque shoreline. "Because you need a break from all the campaign ads," says a message on the screen. There's another sign that we crave relief from the bombardment. Various churches in this area are holding candlelight vigils and prayer gatherings between now and Tuesday evening to heal the political wounds. All this red-blue division and toxic campaigning are hard on the soul. On Wednesday, it will be safe to turn on the TV again. Then brace yourself for seven weeks of Christmas ads. Call Jim Stingl at (414) 224-2017 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Oh, rats! While many children and their parents opt for the traditional boys' costumes like monsters, superheroes and sports figures, Stetson Zeeh trick-or-treated around the community of Wauzeka riding in this "catchy" contraption. Thanks to a little creativity from his family, the 2 year old experienced Halloween from a more unique perspective than most. Stetson is the son of Nick and Stephanie Zeeh, of Wauzeka.
School administrators react to state-issued report cards By Correne Martin Students aren't the only ones receiving report cards these days. Wisconsin state schools were handed their own grades two weeks ago by the Department of Public Instruction, and local administrators seem generally pleased with the results of their districts. The Prairie du Chien, River Ridge, Seneca and Wauzeka-Steuben school districts fell in with the majority of the state's schools, either meeting or exceeding expectations. In its pilot year, the report cards provide balanced, descriptive information about school performance using multiple measures of student achievement. "The 2011-12 preliminary school report cards are a starting point for using multiple measures to evaluate our schools," said State Superintendent Tony Evers. "The report cards will change over time as we add data to improve our accountability system, including more options for high school students to demonstrate college and career readiness. ... In addition, we will continue to gather feedback to ensure school report cards are understandable
and useful in improving student achievement." Schools were graded on a scale of zero to 100 in four priority areas: student achievement, student growth, closing achievement and graduation gaps, and on-track and postsecondary readiness. Reading and mathematics were key focus areas of the report cards. Score ranges placed the schools in one of five rating categories, from "significantly exceeds expectations" to "fails to meet expectations." In this first year, 85.8 percent of rated schools are meeting or exceeding expectations. Priority area scores are weighted in a formula that also takes into account student engagement indicators, such as test participation, absenteeism, and dropout rates. Prairie du Chien High School ranked sixth among southwest Wisconsin's top 10 schools and second among Southwest Wisconsin Conference schools, with an overall accountability score and rating of 79.1. (Platteville High School recorded the highest score of any southwest Wisconsin school with an 82.6.) Prairie's high school scored 70.0 in student achievement, 83.2 in closing gaps and 86.5 for ontrack and postsecondary readi-
ness. Bluff View Junior High scored a 70.9 on its report card, achieving a 67.2 in student achievement, 59.9 in student growth and a 92.8 for on-track and postsecondary readiness. Bluff View Middle School received a ranking of 75.0, which was an average of its 62.0 in student achievement, 76.6 in student growth and 97.8 in ontrack and postsecondary readiness. Bluff View Elementary received a rating of 70.5 overall, scoring 58.2 in student achievement, 71.3 in student growth and 87.6 in on-track and postsecondary readiness. B.A. Kennedy was not rated because it only includes students in early childhood through first grade, and the testing for report cards starts at third grade. "I think we did very well, given our number of economically disadvantaged, or free and reduced lunch, students. The middle school is exceeding expectations and we were one of the highest in the state for high schools," Prairie du Chien District Administrator Drew Johnson said. Johnson pointed out a few See REPORT CARDS, page 3
If you're looking for a way to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy on the east coast, there are several ways you can pitch in locally. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can stop by Nelson True Value in Prairie du Chien or the Nelson Agri-Center in Viroqua and make a monetary donation that will go toward shelter, food and critical support for Hurricane Sandy victims on the east coast. You don't even need to get out of your car; you can just pull up to the store and someone will come out to assist you. In another local effort, you can drop off donations of warm blankets, clothes, toiletries and other necessities at one of many collection sites throughout southwest Wisconsin and they will be delivered to the east coast just before Thanksgiving. The deadline for donations is Tuesday, Nov. 20. Donation locations include: Prairie du Chien High School (front entryway will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for donations), Seneca Schools, Krachey's BP in Wauzeka, InHealth Thrift Shop in Boscobel, all Lancaster Churches, Platteville Physical Therapy on Market Street in Platteville, the Chamber office in the Memorial Building in Fennimore, Windmill Mobile in Montfort, Old Oak Inn in Soldiers Grove, and Kickapoo Exchange Natural Foods Coop in Gays Mills. Robin Transo, executive director of the InHealth Community Wellness (Free) Clinic in Boscobel, is coordinating
Monetary donations Tuesday, Nov. 6 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nelson True Value, PdC Nelson Agri-Center, Viroqua Donations of clothing, blankets and toiletries through Nov. 20 at area collection sites the collection sites. Necessities that could be donated include: • Toothbrushes and toothpaste for children and adults • Baby diapers (all sizes) • Liquid baby formula and bottles • Feminine napkins and hygiene products • Bar soap, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, deodorant • Shampoo, wash cloths, hand towels • Children's books and small teddy bears or toys • Medical supplies and ointments, disinfectant sprays • Warm winter clothing that is clean and in good repair, boots, stocking caps and gloves • Large garbage bags, blankets and sleeping rolls "If you plan on making this your school, hospital or cornmunity's Thanksgiving gift to the victims of the hurricane, I can make sure that I have helpers come around to pick up the donations before the holiday break," she said. Contact Transo in advance for items that may need to be picked up at (608) 375-4324 or email@example.com .
These are some of the items that had been dropped off at Prairie du Chien High School as of Friday afternoon as part of the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.
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ASHWAUBENON — President Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail, and he used his first stop back since Superstorm Sandy to take a few swings at proposals backed by Republican challenger Mitt Romney. "Here's the thing, Wisconsin, after four years as president, you know me by now," Obama said to a crowd of 2,600 at Austin Straubel International Airport. "You may not agree with every decision I have made. You may be frustrated at the pace of change. But you know what I believe. You know where I stand." In perhaps his last visit to a part of the state that likely will decide whether Obama or Romney will win Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes, Obama stuck to his core message: tax cuts aimed at the middle class, a focus on in-
frastructure, education and green energy jobs and support for the manufacturing sector hard hit by the 2008 recession. "Sure, not all technologies we bet on will pan out, some of the businesses we encourage will fail," Obama said. "But I promise you this; there is a future for manufacturing here in America. There is a future for clean energy here in America, and I refuse to cede that future to other countries." Wisconsin has seen a flurry of political activity in the last month, as both presidential campaigns try to win the state by dispatching surrogates, running hundreds of ads and sending the presidential and vice presidential candidates to rally supporters. After Hurricane Sandy disrupted both presidential candidates' plans to visit
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ASHWAUBENON — Vote and encourage others to do the same, was the message to a crowd of 2,600 who stood in 36degree weather for a few hours to see President Barack Obama. The Democratic incumbent addressed supporters at Austin Straubel International Airport during his first stop back on the campaign trail after canceling events, including one here earlier this week, because of Superstorm Sandy. "He did a great job," said Roy Vandenberg of Appleton. "I already voted, and it gives me the opportunity to fight for more votes." Before the president arrived, Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson interacted with fans and gave a quick » See CROWD, A2
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Human Services plan aims to reduce child abuse But with claims up 30% year over year, some doubt 3 more workers is enough By Doug Schneider Green Bay Press-Gazette
Now that Brown County has proposed hiring three more child-protection workers, some lawmakers question whether those additions will be enough to stem a rising tide of childabuse reports and prevent fu-
ture issues. Several members of the County Board's Human Services Committee wonder whether the budget proposed by Executive Troy Streckenbach does enough to address child-abuse claims that have climbed 30 percent from 2011 to 2012.
"I have to be honest. I have concerns about this issue," said Supervisor Brad Hopp, who represents part of Green Bay's east side. "It's taken all I have not to add more money" to the child protection budget. Reports of abuse were on pace to approach 5,000 this year, significantly higher than last year's total. Authorities say they can't be certain if actual abuse cases have increased by the same number — many re-
ports remain under investigation — but they believe that the jump in reports is cause for action. "At this point, we have what we need," Human Services Director Brian Shoup told lawmakers. "We have put together a budget that is appropriate." But he also said that if it needs to be increased, he would ask the executive for additional funding. Child abuse has been a con-
cern for the county since earlier this year, when the Green Bay Press-Gazette revealed that reports of suspected abuse were running more than 30 percent above last year's pace, and the number of investigations of suspected child abuse also had grown. Shoup and Streckenbach propose spending $107.9 million overall next year on Human » See ABUSE, A4
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Mary Beth Berns, owner of Craig Berns Salon and Spa in Delafield, is spearheading an effort to have salons donate a portion of their proceeds to a By PAIGE BRUNCLIK firstname.lastname@example.org fund for Azana victims. Greenfield A response by The inaugural effort by salons to help those affected by Salons Against Domestic Abuse the Azana Salon & Spa shootis a Cut-It-Out Day on Nov. 13. ing in Brookfield has surged, Thousands of salons and spas with more than 4,000 wanting are expected to join the cause, to help, including one in donating a portion of their Greenfield thus far. proceeds. —
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Pumpkin in the mail is a neat trick, nice treat or 41 years now, Mary Busey has kept up an unusual Halloween tradition. She mails pumpkins to her kids. I don't mean a digital image emailed or texted, and I don't mean mailed in a box. Using a no-smear marker, she prints the addresses right on the real pumpkins and takes them to the post office in Anderson, S.C., where she lives. One of those pumpkins showed Jim up as usual this Stingl October at the MilMary Busey waukee workplace of her younger buys the daughter, Sharon 1-pound Busey. The postage pumpkins at sticker on the grapefruit-sized pumpkin a church fundraiser shows it cost $5.50 to send here first-class. and mails Another label bears them around a 22-digit tracking number. the third "Love, mom," the week of pumpkin says, not October: that Sharon would wonder for a moment who sent it. At first, Mary would draw j ack-o'lantern faces on the pumpkins' orange shells, but she got bored with that. Now, she creates a bit of artwork that captures a family event from the previous year — a new baby, for instance, or an amazing cruise — or a current event. In 2001, shortly after Sept. 11 that year, she drew an American eagle with a tear on its face. This year's design: An elephant and a donkey and a request to please vote.
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Brown Deer Police Chief Steven Rinzel has asked the state Department of Justice for training on how to handle domestic violence situations — a request that comes as his department deals with sharp criticism for how it responded to calls involving Brookfield spa shooter Radcliffe Haughton and his wife. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Tuesday that Rinzel made the request not just for Brown Deer police but also for all
Letter asks AG for instruction on how to handle domestic violence issues for all area law enforcement law enforcement in the Milwaukee area. The training won't be the first for the Brown Deer police force. Nearly half of the force attended comprehensive training in 2006, including officers and a supervisor who investigated domestic violence twice at the Haughtons' Brown Deer home, according to records obtained by the Journal Sen-
tinel. On one call, in January 2011, officers saw Radcliffe Haughton point what appeared to be a rifle at his wife. Officers set up a tactical perimeter, told him he was under arrest and ordered him to surrender. He refused. A supervisor ordered officers to leave the scene 90 minutes into the standoff. Police experts told the Journal
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People gather Tuesday on rocks near Milwaukee's Bradford Beach to watch giant waves on Lake Michigan caused by winds from superstorm Sandy.
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Walker's veto powers on schools chief tossed out State likely to appeal By JASON STEIN firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison — A portion of a law giving Gov. Scott Walker veto powers over rules written by the state schools superintendent was struck down Tuesday by a Dane County judge, the latest in a series of legal skirmishes between the GOP governor and public employee unions. In the case, parents of students and members of the Wisconsin Education Association Council and Madison Teachers Inc. challenged the law approved last year
giving Walker the power to veto administrative rules written by any state agency. In the decision issued Tuesday, Circuit Judge Amy Smith ruled that the law violated the state constitution by giving Walker that power over the state Department of Public Instruction, which is headed by state schools Superintendent Tony Evers. The constitution says that "the supervision of public instruction shall be vested in a state superintendent and such other officers as the Legislature shall direct." In a
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— that forecasters depend on to pinpoint the path and intensity of a tropical cyclone, said Chris Velden, a senior researcher for the center. "This was arguably an unprecedented forecast, with five to six days of lead time," Velden said Tuesday. "The models gave the National Hurricane Center adequate
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Campaigns back in full swing Obama, Romney will return to Wisconsin By PATRICK MARLEY email@example.com
La Crosse — President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are resuming their campaign battle for Wisconsin this week after putting overt campaigning on hold on Monday and Tuesday and turning their attention to superstorm Sandy, which has killed more than 50 people on the East Coast. Romney had canceled an appearance Monday night in West Allis because Sandy was expected to make
landfall around the same time. He scuttled his plans shortly after President Barack Obama announced he would not appear Tuesday in Green Bay because of the storm. Romney instead helped collect relief supplies in Ohio; Obama spoke with governors and mayors in hard-hit areas. By late Tuesday, however, both campaigns were back in full swing, with Obama and Romney rescheduling their visits. ■ Obama will stop in Green Bay at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Austin Straubel International Airport, his campaign announced Tuesday night. ■ Romney plans a rally at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Products Pavilion
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Feehan has stuck to the issues; deserves election to state senate post Letter to the editor: I'm very impressed with Bill Feehan's campaign for state senate. He's sticking to the issues and working very hard to talk with as many people as possible. Months before the campaign started, Bill was telling people he wanted to run an honest campaign that focuses on the issues. As I've watched the campaign unfold this summer, that's exactly what I've seen him do. He's talking about real ideas, not the usual political party rhetoric that's been poll-tested to death. Bill has been tireless in reaching out to voters all across the district. He's been talking with thousands of people, letting people know about what he plans to do, and listening to them. He's knocking on doors full-time. He's the kind of guy who finds common ground with the people he
disagrees with in order to accomplish shared goals. People who talk with Bill usually see they have a lot in common with him. Like Bill, most people do not appreciate distortions of the facts and dramatic rhetoric. He has a good old-fashioned sense of fairness and common sense. Maybe people in Madison and Chicago appreciate negativity from their politicians, but around here we don't. We expect to be given facts, answers to questions, and solutions to problems. Bill brings that to the table. That's why I believe Bill Feehan is the right leader to represent our unique region as state senator.
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Vernon County Bully Project supports action by county board on cyberbullying ordinance Letter to the editor: On Nov. 8, the Vernon County Board will be meeting to discuss a very important proposed ordinance regarding cyberbullying The problem of cyberbullying has exploded in recent years. The proposed ordinance is an attempt to rein in this pervasive societal problem which has been made even worse by the popularity of social media. The effects of cyberbullying can be far reaching and extreme. Harassing and demeaning words written in cyberspace don't go away and their effects can be devastating. While our First Amendment rights to freedom of speech are strong in this country, there is no right to use hateful or harassing speech toward anyone — and this is the
only speech that this ordinance is designed to control. This ordinance applies equally to children and adults of all ages and is a great first step in the right direction when it comes to putting an end to all types of bullying. So, if you support this proposed ordinance like we, the members of the Vernon County Bully Project, do please express this support to your county board supervisor before the Nov. 8 board meeting. Contact information can be found on the Vernon County website or by contacting the county clerk's office. Thank you all for your support. Kim Ward, on behalf of the Vernon County Bully Project Viroqua
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Gundersen Lutheran earns high Healthgrades rankings A report released Oct. 23 by Healthgrades named Gundersen Lutheran among the best in the nation in a number of key areas. Healthgrades ranked Gundersen Lutheran among the top 5 percent in the nation in seven specialties and among the top 10 percent in the nation in another three. Healthgrades is the leading provider of information to help consumers make informed decisions about a physician or health care organization. The findings are part of American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, which evaluates the performance of about 4,500 hospitals nationwide across nearly 30 of the most common conditions and proce -
dures. Gundersen Lutheran multiple received Healthgrades 2013 Excellence Awards TM including those for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention, Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Pulmonary Care, General Surgery, Gastrointestinal (GI) Care and Critical Care. Of those, Healthgrades designated Gundersen Lutheran America's 100 Best for Specialty Care 2013 in Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention, Critical Care, Gastrointestinal Care, General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery. In addition, the health sys tem received 5-star ratings, Healthgrades' highest rating, in more than two dozen categories. Gundersen Lutheran was
rated number one is Wisconsin for Overall Cardiac Services, Cardiology Services, Coronary Interventional Procedures, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and Gynecologic Surgery. According to the Healthgrades study, the risk of death is 58 percent lower at the highest rated hospitals versus all other hospitals. For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed from 200 9 through 2011. For more information, go to healthgrades.com . To see a complete listing of Gundersen Lutheran's rankings, go to gundluth.org/Healthgrades.
Farmers urged to take caution as EHD is reported Amid reports of dead deer being found in Wisconsin and neighboring states, animal health officials are urging cattle farmers to take preventative measures to keep their herds healthy from EHD.
EHD is a virus that is spread by biting midges and black flies that primarily affects deer, but can also infect cattle and other ruminants. The whitetail deer population is experiencing the disease at high
levels throughout the Midwest. Eight Wisconsin counties have confirmed cases of the disease. For more information about EHD, visit aphis .usda. gov/vs/nahss /disease_status.htm.
Letter to the editor: When you vote on Nov. 6 are you going to vote for candidates that represent you and your interests or candidates who represent the very wealthy and their interests? From my reading and research, Mitt Romney doesn't represent me or anyone I know. I'm a 66-year-old, retired, middle class, wife and mother. I worked since age 16 and in corporate America for over 3o years. My husband and I worked together for more than 40 years to raise a family, paid our taxes, voted, attended schools and local government meetings, and provided a good home and life for our children. Our kids went to public schools, then to college with loans, savings, grants and scholarships. After college, both of our kids served in the military. We have one home — not two or three. We don't have an elevator for our car, truck or cattle. We bank at the credit union, not Zurich or the Cayman Islands. And Romney? He's an extremely wealthy man with multiple homes and stashing wealth in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying taxes. Under his management at Bain Capital, he bought compa-
nies cheaply, like Ampad and KB Toys, and financed the balance with loans. The companies not only had to repay these huge loans, but also oppressive commis sions, fees and dividends to Bain. When the debt starts to choke the companies, employees are laid off, then bankruptcy. Bain is paid first during bankruptcy, but the employees get nothing. There's no job, because there's no company. Romney knows how to run a business... into the ground. In Turnaround Magazine he said, "I never actually ran one of our investments." He doesn't have experience managing a company, just pillaging it. Now, in a sudden epiphany, Romney says he is worried about the middle class, women, students, seniors, families. "Mr. Say-Anything" is worried about himself and his kind, not me. He couldn't be less interested in the future of people who actually work for a living in a country whose government is controlled by the rich and their Congressional Republican enablers.
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A charitable deal for diapers MATC class project aims to help young parents in need By TIMOTHY BRYCE Correspondent West Allis — When people think of helping those in need, their thoughts often turn to common forms of charity, such as those dealing with cancer victims, veterans or the homeless. They don't often consider the plight of young parents still in high school. And they certainly don't think of significant practical aspect of teen parents face daily: diapers. A MATC class project-turnedcharity focuses precisely on that group and that concern, in a special collection program aimed specifically at Milwaukee Public Schools. One of the core problems that many teen parents face is proper diapering and having enough diapers to put on their child. That's what students enrolled in a business communications class at Milwaukee Area Technical College's West Allis campus considered as they established their class project. A diaper deposit
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The MATC students ultimately decided to hold start a diaper bank for teen parents in need of diapers. Locally, the project was centered around a collection at the MATC West Allis campus on Oct. 17. A similar effort was conducted Oct. 11 at MATC's downtown Milwaukee campus.
As part of the collection, people could either donate cash, diaper coupons or boxes of diapers. Students handed out fliers detailing their cause and many of the people who received the fliers to eventually returned to donate. Gershia Coggs, the instructor of the business communications class, got the idea for the project from watching a cable news program on CNN about diaper banks. It opened her eyes about such a routine issue for parents can be a big problem for the youngest of them. "Many low-income parents in this economy have to cut back," Coggs said. "However, when it comes to diapering your child you cannot cut back, and the cost of diapers can be very, very expensive. "The (CNN) special was talking about how a group of people got together and organized a way to put together a diaper bank so that people who were unable to purchase their diapers could go to this diaper bank and obtain the diapers that they need."
Giving to an idea Larry Cook, one of the students involved in the project, says that this started out as just a class project for him, but has garnered a greater appreciation for those in need. "At first it didn't really seem to get to me at all, but after I thought about it and the fact that it's helping out Please see DIAPER, Page 4
West Allis-West Milwaukee schools get good report card from DPI District already focused on improving West Allis — With 14 of the 16 schools in the West AllisWest Milwaukee School District meeting or exceeding expectations on the new Wisconsin
school report cards, director of instruction Johnna Noll said she was pleased. For the first time, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction issued preliminary school report cards intended to evaluate how well the schools keep their children from falling
behind in reading and math and on how well they engage students. The report cards are based in part on the last three years of results on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam that measures the percentage of students who are proficient or advanced in five
subjects. But the report cards also go into student growth, whether they are on track for graduating with good attendance, on math and reading achievement and other measures. The report also docks schools with high absentee or dropout rates.
The two schools that failed to meet expectations, only missed by a little, Noll said. Central High School would have met expectations but it was docked for having an absentee rate of more than 13 Please see REPORT, Page 7
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MENOMONIE — The Menomonie City Council Monday appeared to be leaning toward a property tax rate increase to help fund a near $200,000 shortfall in the 2013 budget. The council learned at its regular meeting that if the city keeps the budget increase to $368,917 the city would ■ A pubstill qualilic hearing fy for state and adopbudget retion of the straint final city of funding of Menomonie $100,000 budget is in 2014. planned City at 7 p.m. Council Monday, members Nov. 19, may conat the City Council sider a tax meeting at rate inCity Hall, crease of 800 Wilson nearly 45 Ave. cent per $1,000 of assessed valuation to help with shortfalls and to maintain positions and funding of outside agencies. The proposed hike would amount to a $67.50 tax increase for the owner of an average house assessed at $150,000. The Menomonie school district is decreasing its property tax rate by 30 cents per $1,000. The tax rate could come in at $6.95 compared to $6.50 this year. The overall budget is up 2.7 percent, holds the line
Woman charged in church burglary Man convicted of crime says she was accomplice By Chris Vetter Chippewa Falls News Bureau CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Chippewa Falls woman has been accused of playing a role in a 2010 Christmas-weekend break-in at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Chippewa Falls. Elizabeth M. Linden, 25, of 610 Island St. has been charged in Chippewa County Court with burglary, which carries a maximum penalty of 71/2 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Linden also was charged with theft, which carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a
$25,000 fine. Additionally, she was charged with criminal damage to property, forced entry into a locked coin box, and misdemeanor theft. Kurt W. Meyer, 40, was sentenced to prison Oct. 29 for his role in the break-in at the church, which happened around Dec. 27, 2010. Based on church Linden collections from past years, church officials believe Meyer stole about $6,000 in cash, along with perhaps $25,000 in personal checks. Meyer pleaded no contest to the break-in, and he will be in prison until late 2017. At the sentencing, both Chippewa Falls Police Detective David Johnson and Chippewa
County Assistant District Attorney Wade Newell said Meyer was aiding law enforcement by providing more details about the church break-in, as well as other burglaries in Chippewa County. According to the criminal complaint, Meyer and Linden went to the Tip Top Tavern, 310 Allen St., on Dec. 27, 2010, and took a small amount of money — between $39 and $59 — from vending machines. Security cameras showed Meyer and Linden breaking into the machines that day. On Oct. 19, Meyer provided details to police of Linden's involvement, and he claims that Linden was a willing partner in both the break-in at the church and at the tavern. A warrant has been issued for Linden's arrest. Court records show that
Linden has previously been convicted for possessing amphetamines and marijuana. The church theft likely occurred on a Sunday night or early Monday morning of Christmas weekend in 2010. The church's finance manager and parishioners arrived Monday morning to count the money collected from the two Christmas Eve masses on Friday, two Christmas Day masses on Saturday, and two regular masses on Sunday. The church also took a special collection for a orphanage in Peru. The money had been stored in a safe location where collections are stored in the building at 810 Pearl St. on the west Hill of Chippewa Falls. Officers found pry marks on two exterior doors. Vetter can be reached at 715723-0303 or chris.vetter@ecpc. COM.
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The Dells Mill on Dells Pond near Augusta adds color to the landscape on an otherwise gray autumn day last week. The five-story mill was built in 1864 to produce flour and feed. To learn more about the mill, which is now a museum, visit dellsmill.com .
Man gets prison for home invasion By Pamela Powers Menomonie News Bureau MENOMONIE — A Dunn County judge told a 20-year-old man charged in a home invasion last December that his impulsiveness and propensity to react without thinking led him to Gutierrez a felony conviction for armed burglary. Judge Bill Stewart sentenced Raul J. Gutierrez, who has been in the Dunn County Jail since the incident, to three years in prison and four years extended supervision on Monday. Gutierrez was given credit for 320 days served. As a condition of extended supervision he must have no contact with known or suspected gang members, no alcohol or illegal drugs, must undergo drugs and alcohol assessment and pay $268 in court costs. He also must submit a DNA sample. See BURGLARY, Page 5A
Salvation Army mourns longtime volunteer Man had been hurt in Aug. fire, but that didn't cause his death, authorities say By Chris Vetter Chippewa Falls News Bureau CHIPPEWA FALLS — Ted Jones will be missed at the Salvation Army in downtown Chippewa Falls, where he volunteered for the past 24 years, said thrift store manager Wendy Cohoon. Jones, who was severely burned in an Aug. 8 fire at 15 W. Spring St. in downtown Chippewa Falls, died Thursday at Sacred Heart Hospital. He was 59. Cohoon said Jones had stopped at the store a couple of times since the fire and was eager to return to work. "He couldn't wait to come back — we all expected him to come back," Cohoon said. "This is really a shock. I really don't know what we're going to do without him."
Cohoon said Jones had volunteered more than 140,000 hours at the Salvation Army, sorting through books, candles, records and other items sold in the store. "We lost a valuable, wonderful volunteer that we will miss greatly," Cohoon said. Jones' sister, Diane, said in an email that her brother's left lung collapsed Oct. 11, and doctors found an abscess that was "a couple" of months old. "He was just starting to be able to breathe on his own when he developed an internal bleed on Oct. 31," Diane Jones wrote. "His condition deteriorated rapidly, and after three (surgery) attempts to stop the bleeding his organs began to fail." Immediately after the fire, Ted Jones was taken to Regions Hospital burn center in St. Paul with burns on his back, feet, arms and scalp. Chippewa Falls Police Capt. John Liddell said he was informed that Jones' death was not caused by breathing in smoke from the fire.
"The medical examiner says it was a health issue," Liddell said. "It doesn't change our investigation. Obviously, it's a very sad thing." The police department continues to investigate the cause of the fire. Cohoon has doubts about the claim that Jones' death was unrelated to the fire. "This is just my opinion, and I can't prove it, but Ted was completely healthy before the fire," she said. The fire, which occurred at 12:12 a.m. Aug. 8, likely started in a second-floor apartment, which collapsed into the main floor. Investigators went through the wreckage in late September and determined that electrical mishaps were not the cause of the fire. The building has been razed. The building had the Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant and the Touch of Class Ink tattoo and gift shop on the main floor, plus five apartments on the second floor. Three of the apartments were occupied. Vetter can be reached at 715-723-0303 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Man to be released from mental hospital to EC area By Pamela Powers Menomonie News Bureau
MENOMONIE — A former Arkansaw man who has been in the Winnebago Mental Health Institute for the attempted homicide of a friend in 2000 will be released in about a week in Eau Claire County. Charles W. Bignell — who was found guilty of the crime but was ruled to be not guilty because of mental disease or defect — was granted a conditional release in September by Dunn County Judge Bill Stewart.
On Monday, Stewart approved the conditional release plan. The confidential release plan for Bigness was sealed by the court, according to the Dunn County Clerk of Courts. But it was noted in open Bignell court Monday that Bignell, 37, would be released in about a week in the Eau Claire area. On Aug. 3, 2000, in the town of
Eau Galle Bignell shot Michael Schneider with a handgun. Bignell came to Schneider's home looking for drugs. Schneider said he did not have any drugs and eventually told Bignell to leave. When Schneider looked out a window in the door, Bignell raised the gun and with a big grin on his face pointed the firearm directly at Schneider. Schneider dove out of the way and heard a gunshot as he was going to the floor. He was shot in the arm. Bignell was found not guilty by
reason of mental disease or defect to the charge in September 2001. Bignell was placed at Mendota in March 2001 until October 2004, when he was conditionally released. In 2009, his release was revoked and he was sent to the Winnebago Mental Health Institution because he possessed violent movies, had books on serial killers and a knife he claimed he had for Wiccan rituals. Powers can be reached at 715556-9018 or pamela.powers@ecpc. COM.
Thursday, November 8, 2012 Vol. 119, No. 45
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RIDING THE STORM OUT â€” A sail boat swings while anchored as waves top of the break water wall in the South Shore Yacht Club in the Bay View Neighborhood last week. The National Weather Service predicted gale force winds with gusts of more than 40 miles per hour and waves as high as 18 feet because of the fallout of super storm Sandy.
AROUND THE TOWN THURSDAY' Sample the fare of more than a dozen local restaurants during the Lions Club's Taste of South Milwaukee from 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatorie's, 1919 12th Ave., South Milwaukee. Admission is $15, $5 for children ages 6 to 18, and free for younger children. For information, visit smlions.org .
SATURIW Tour an operating room, meet physicians, check out a fire truck and an ambulance, and participate in health screenings during the annual hospital open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aurora St. Luke's South Shore, 5900 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy. Call (414) 489-4137 with questions. Watch the competitors face off in the Great Lakes Friends of Felines' National
Feline League Cat Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (also Sunday) at the Cudahy Kennel Club, 3820 S. Pennsylvania Ave., St. Francis. Tickets are $6, $5 for seniors and $3 for youth. For information, call (414) 218-8815 or visit cudahykennelclub.org .
AJNDAY Support the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Council 1709 by attending the group's annual Holiday Craft & Bake Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Knights of Columbus, 732 Badger Ave., South Milwaukee. Admission is
free; visit kc1709.org for details.
mmannv Observe Veterans Day with free programs at 9 a.m. at Cudahy High School, 4950 S. Lake Drive, or at 1:30 p.m. at South Milwaukee High School, 801 Fifteenth Ave. Call (414) 294-2700 or (414) 766-5100 with questions.
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Tammy and Tommy: Who are they really?
Thompson would have you believe she's an extremist: Baldwin says he's not for Wisconsin
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Diane Bortz hands out treats to Tristan Brunt during Saturday's downtown trick-or-treating in Portage, in front of The Welcome Home Sew-N-Vac.
Halloween costumes a family affair By Lyn Jerde Daily Register
Nola represented the Lullaby League. At just 5 months old, Nola Youra was one of the youngest participants in Portage's annual Halloween festivities, including the costume contest Video online Saturday See video from morning Saturday's events that kicked at www.portage off the day's dailyregister.com . events. Other morning activities included a trick-or-treating parade through downtown and a showing of the movie "Ice Age 4" in the Portage Theatres. All of these events were put on by Portage Theatres, and the price of admission was a donation to the local food pantry.
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OBITUARIES •Carl Robert Atkinson 82, Pardeeville
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Arguing over that topic — which consumed much of last week and ensnared former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Gov. George Pataki, relatives of survivors and first responders — also took center stage at their final debate Friday. The money spent, and the attention given to the open Senate seat, speaks to its importance nationally. With Republicans needing four seats to take over the majority, or three if Mitt Romney is elected president, winning in Wisconsin could make the difference. Now with the race in its final days, who actually wins will be dependent on several factors. Among them are who can turn out their voters better, who independent voters ultiPlease see SENATE, page 11
At 5 months old, Nola Youra was one of the youngest participants in Saturday's Portage Halloween parade. Her father, Jason Youra, dressed up as the Scarecrow from "The Wizard of Oz;' while she's a Munchkin.
Nola was in costume — a pink snowsuit with just a touch of gossamer, to represent one of the ballet -dancing "Lullaby League" Munchkins from the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz!" Her dad, Jason Youra of Portage, was done up as the Scarecrow from "The Wizard of Oz" Nola's warm pink outfit, he added, was necessary. Under bright sunny skies Saturday morning, the temperature was in the mid-40s.
Of the dozens of costumes on display Saturday, many of them were family efforts, and many of them required seeing all the participants at once for the concept to be complete. For instance, a first glance at Nate Guenther of rural Wisconsin Dells in a bathrobe and a long auburn wig could cause a doubletake — until you see the rest of the Guenther family ensemble. Please see COSTUMES, page 12
Alexa Dunn, third grade, Pardeeville
MADISON (AP) — Who wins the "Tammy vs. Tommy" U.S. Senate race may come down to who is better at convincing voters that their opponent isn't who they appear to be. Both sides and their allies broke spending records driving home their messages trying to paint Democrat Tammy Baldwin as a radical extremist and Republican Tommy Thompson as someone who's not for Wisconsin anymore. The infusion of nearly $50 million on mostly negative television advertising dominated the tone and tenor of the race. The ads got so nasty, and so far from the core issues at stake in the election, that candidates ended up arguing in the waning days of the race over who cares more about victims and first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Police dog, handler get state honor
If someone passes away, their early `vote' isn't counted Tommy Thompson and a friend of the former governor, died Tuesday. One of the last acts of Chuck "Early" voting can be a misThompson, a longtime Wisleading term; as far as Wisconsin consin Dells business and civic is concerned, a person who fills leader, was to fill in an absentee out and turns in a ballot ahead of ballot. an election, whether by mail or "He said, 'You have to get in person at a city clerk's office, me an absentee ballot. I have to the action isn't a vote. The vote vote;" his oldest daughter, Julie doesn't legally take place until Johnson, recounted in a Daily Election Day, when the sealed Register story published Friday. ballot is opened and recorded But because Thompson died along with those of in-person before Election Day, his vote voters. cannot be counted under state "The ballots are not even prolaw. In Wisconsin, absentee bal- cessed until Election Day;' said lots are kept sealed until Election Sue Moll, the Columbia County Day, when they are officially clerk and a member of Columbia cast. Thompson, who also was County's Board of Canvass. the state's longest-serving transportation secretary under Please see VOTE, page 12 Daily Register
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Republican candidate for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seat, former Gov. Tommy Thompson, second from left, and Democratic candidate U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, second right, get direction before their Senate debate at Marquette University on Friday in Milwaukee.
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WESTFIELD — At Saturday's Marquette County Public Safety Day, a little boy came up to Sheriff's Deputy Mike Kowalski and asked, "What does your dog do?" Kowalski hardly knew where to begin. "Well," he replied, "Axel sniffs drugs. If someone is lost, Axel sniffs the ground and finds him. And if someone tries to hurt me, Axel stops him!'
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Mike Kowalski, handler of Marquette County Sheriff's Office K-9 Officer Axel, recently was named Rookie Handler of the Year by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Handlers Association.
KENOSHA NEWS I MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
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Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, center, celebrates with his teammates in a postgame dance circle after the Badgers defeated Nebraska 70-31 in the Big Ten Championship game Saturday in Indianapolis.
Badgers' Gordon no longer a secret KENOSHA NEWS STAFF
Bradford graduate Melvin Gordon sparked quite a stir with his 216-yard rushing performance in Wisconsin's 70-31 win over Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday in Indianapolis. Here's a sampling of the online and print reaction to Gordon's performance:
Jim Polzin Wisconsin State Journal "University of Wisconsin football fans have been clamoring for more Melvin Gordon. "They got their wish Saturday night, and the redshirt freshman playmaker didn't disappoint. "On Twitter, fans have been using a hashtag — #freemelvingordon — to voice their displeasure about his lack of touches. "UW coach Bret Bielema and offensive coordinator "freed" Gordon against the Huskers."
Jeff Potrykus JSOnline.com blog "Consider this Melvin Gordon's breakout game. Gordon probably has the most physical ability of UW's top three runners. If he continues to grow and work has hard as Ball and White, look out. I'm looking to the sky and can't see his ceiling."
Bret Bielema In Milw. Journal Sentinel "I think he'd be the first to tell you, he might be the player who has grown the most in our program from Game 1 to where we are today. These guys compete on a daily basis. Montee is great. James is great and Melvin is getting the hang of it."
Madison.com Badgers gametracker "Melvin Gordon: The redshirt freshman set the tone in the first half with his explosiveness and, at times, a refusal to be tackled."
TWITTER-VERSE REACTS TO GORDON'S BREAKOUT GAME From the Twitter world (searching #MelvinGordon): "#MELVINGORDON got mad yards" "#JamesWhite with 5 tds and #MelvinGordon posting 198 on 5 carries. Nice backups." "#MelvinGordon is a beast" "Badgers future looks bright! #MelvinGordon" "#MelvinGordon trending ahead of Taylor Martinez. No #$@%" "Hopefully #melvingordon will go pro. nfl star from keno? Cool (stuff)." "#badgers #melvingordon makes #kenosha proud!" "#badgers got wheels. #melvingordon" "#MelvinGordon #Heisman 12121219 #IThinkSo" "#MelvinGordon — Beast mode!" "Coming out party #melvingordon" "That was the studliest run I've ever seen. #StarlsBorn #MelvinGordon" "There it is ladies and gentlemen. The future of Wisconsin football. #MelvinGordon" "How are teams gonna stop that kid next year? Oh right, Montee and James taught him. #TheyWontStopHim #MelvinGordon "Cannot stop the speedster #melvingordon" — Compiled by David Marran
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"Moments after Montee Ball hoisted the GrangeGriffin trophy, presented to the Big Ten Football Championship Game's most valuable player, he tried to hand it off the stage to Melvin Gordon. "According to Ball, he was told the redshirt freshman and junior James White were not allowed to join him on the stage. "For the first time all night, somebody had stopped the trio of running backs from exacting their collective will."
"The Badgers set the tone of the game early, as a four-play opening drive culminated in a jet-sweep to Gordon, who took it to the left sideline and cut upfield for a 56-yard touchdown. "Even though Ball was named the game's MVP for his performance, it was the electric runs of Gordon that sparked Wisconsin early and often, as the little-used tailback took three of his nine runs for over 40 yards. "Wisconsin primarily used Gordon on motion-sweeps,
as the straight-line speed of the redshirt freshman to the sideline was often too much for Nebraska to keep up with."
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Bradford graduate Justin Otto continues to play a huge role for Minnesota State in the NCAA Division II Football Championship Series playoffs. A week after coming up with a clutch interception, the redshirt freshman cornerback delivered in the Mavericks' 17-10 Justin win Saturday Otto over Missouri State in a FCS Series quarterfinal in Mankato, Minn. Otto picked off a pass on his own 4-yard line, stopping Missouri State's go-ahead drive in the third quarter. This interception came a week after the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder intercepted a pass in the end zone in the second overtime against Northwest Missouri. The Mavericks parlayed the turnover into a game-winning field goal in the 38-35 triumph. Fifth-ranked Minnesota State (13-0), the top-seeded team in its region, hosts Valdosta State (10-2) at 2 p.m. Saturday in Blakeslee Stadium.
Gray at NDSU Wilmot graduate Matthew Gray went 3-1 and finished second at 165 pounds for the North Dakota State wrestling team at the Dragon Open at Minnesota State Moorhead, which concluded on Saturday. The Twin Lakes resident is 15-5 for the Division I Bisons, who are based in Fargo, N.D. Gray took first place at 165 in the Finn Grinaker Cobber Open on Nov, 17. Competing unattached, Gray recorded his first collegiate pin by defeating Mary's Trevor Daniel in 4 minutes, 32 seconds. He also won one match by technical fall, two by decision and one by major decision to take the crown. NDSU hosts Oregon State on Sunday.
`Q' helps Warhawks Quardell Young notched a team-high six assists in
the UW-Whitewater men's basketball team's 64-48 win at UW-Stout on Saturday. The sophomore point guard scored seven points with six rebounds in 27 minutes as the third-ranked Warhawks improved to 5-0 in taking the battle of unbeatens in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener for both schools. Young is averaging 14 points, four rebounds and 4.2 assists a game for the defending Division III champions.
Locals at Oshkosh Tremper graduates Daryl Thornton, James Woodley and Anthony Celebre and Central graduate Brian Hardy are listed on the UWOshkosh football roster. Oshkosh defeated Linfield (Ore.) 32-34 in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals on Saturday. Thornton, a running back, and Woodley, a defensive back, are freshmen. Woodley, an offensive lineman, is a junior. Hardy, a junior defensive back, made three tackles (two solo) in the victory over Linfield, while Celebre also participated in the game. Oshkosh will play St. Thomas (Minn.) on Saturday for a spot in the Division III title game.
Katie Young contributes Bradford graduate Katie Young scored four points in the Marquette women's basketball team's 51-48 win over Fordham in Milwaukee on Saturday. The 5-foot-11 junior guard was 1-of-6 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line in 20 minutes off the bench. She also had four rebounds as the Golden Eagles improved to 4-2. Young is averaging 8.7 points and 6.8 rebounds a game and has made one start for MU. On Campus updates how
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Slow start for Indian Trail boys basketball INDIAN 'TRAIL SCHEDULE
Hawks ROSTER No. Player Pos. Ht. Yr. 1 Chris Gates G 5-7 Jr. 3 Johnny Pinson G 5-10 Jr. 5 Justin Galusha G-F 6-3 Jr. 10 Lane Ochs G-F 6-0 So. 12 Kyle Washburn G 5-8 Jr. 15 Andre Brown G 5-9 So. 15 Zach Detloff F 6-0 Fr. 21 Tony Thomas G 5-10 Jr. 22 Quardarius McBride .F 6-3 Sr. 23 Joe Clarke G 5-8 Jr. 25 Mike Roach F 6-3 Jr. 30 Jeremy Rodriguez..G-F 5-10 Sr. 32 Perion Little G 6-0 So. 35 Eddy Nixon F 5-8 Jr. 42 Michael Donaldson F 6-1 Jr. Head coach—Mike Crowe (first season)
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NOVEMBER 13—Destiny (L, 75-52). 20—at West Allis Central (L, 78-37). 23—*Port Washington (W, 45-39). 24—*Green Bay NEW Lutheran (L, 74-55). 29— Wilmot (L, 65-48). DECEMBER 6—at Milwaukee King, 7 p.m. Tat Racine Horlick, 7:15 p.m. 11Tremper, 7:15 p.m. 14—Racine Park, 7:15 p.m. 18—at Franklin, 7:15 p.m. 27—Burlington (at Carthage), 5:30 p.m. 28—Racine St. Catherine's (at Carthage), 5:30 p.m. JANUARY 8—at Bradford, 7:15 p.m. 11—Oak Creek, 7:15 p.m. 22—Racine Horlick, 7:15 p.m. 25—at Tremper, 7:15 p.m. 29—at Racine Park, 7:15 p.m. FEBRUARY 1—Franklin, 7:15 p.m. 5—at Racine Case, 7:15 p.m. 8—Bradford, 7:15 p.m. 15—at Oak Creek, 7:15 p.m. 19—WIAA Division-2 regional quarterfinal, TBD. 22—WIAA Division-2 regional semifinal, TBD. 23—WIAA Division-2 regional final, TBD. 28WIAA Division-2 sectional semifinal (at Waukesha North), TBD. MARCH 2—WIAA Division-2 sectional final (at West Allis Central), TBD. 8-9—at WIAA State Tournament (Kohl Center, Madison), TBD.
The Indian Trail boys basketball team is off to a 1-4 start in its first season as a varsity program. Through those first five games, juniors Tony Thomas (15.4 points per game), Johnny Pinson (8.4) and Justin Galusha (7.8) have carried the Hawks offensively. Galusha scored 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in Indian Trail's first victory on Nov. 23 over Port Washington at the Sheboygan South Tournament, one in which junior Kyle Washburn added six assists. Tony Thomas tallied 20 points the next night in a loss to Green Bay NEW Lutheran, and he scored 20 again in a loss to Wilmot last week. Galusha (8.2 rpg) is Indian Trail's top rebounder so far, with Washburn (5.0 assists) the team's best distributor. The Hawks' ability to handle defensive pressure will likely go a long way toward determining their level
of success this season. "We're not to the point yet where we see the pressure and we can execute," Hawks coach Mike Crowe said after a Nov. 20 loss at West Allis Central. We see the pressure and we just kind of freak out a little bit. "I think there's a lot of over-thinking going on out there." Crowe said Washburn, Thomas and Pinson are among the core of players who have emerged as leaders in the season's early going. "(They) are all leaders in their own way," he said. "When things go bad, they haven't been discouraged. They've maintained a positive attitude. They're kind of like the cornerstones in our program." Another welcome addition could come later this month or early next month in 6-foot-3 junior forward Mike Roach, who is rehabbing an injury suffered during football season.
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Medical College of Wisconsin selects new sites New Wausau campus aimed to relieve physician shortfall By Jeff Starck For the Marshfield News-Herald
The Medical College of Wisconsin board of trustees announced Monday it has selected
Wausau as the base for its new central Wisconsin campus, but the effort will have a regional feel. Slated to open in 2015, the college cre-
ates a medical education hub in Wausau as the new campus plans to partner with central Wisconsin medical and higher educational institutions to educate new physicians and health care experts. The Medical College of Wisconsin is based in Milwaukee and edu-
cates and trains medical students in family, primary and emergency care. The college will open campuses in Wausau and at Saint Norbert College in De Pere in 2015. The cost to start each campus is about $11 million and See MEDICAL, Page 8A
Winter Wonderland adds new displays
The lights shine bright at Rotary Winter Wonderland as Rotary members and their guests get a preview of the event on Monday at Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield. PHOTOS BY LAURA HILLER/MARSHFIELD NEWS-HERALD By Marisa Cuellar Marshfield News-Herald
he seventh annual Rotary Winter Wonder-
land will include more than 50 songs this year thanks to Marshfield High School computer science students who programmed the music to accompany the holiday light show. Last year's Rotary Winter Wonderland featured about 20 songs, event chairman Scott Larson said. The central display has been updated to include live Christmas trees and new star decorations. The locations and designs of some of the displays have changed. A red and green tunnel and wreath and candle designs have been added to this year's exhibit. "We're hoping people will be pleasantly surprised," Larson said. The walkways and driveway at Wildwood Zoo will still feature more than 1 million festive lights. "If we never added another new light, there are ways we can change the look of the display from year to year," Larson said. Larson said he hopes Friday's opening night festivities will include ice sculpting. Other activities being offered through Dec. 31 include a live Nativity scene, Santa visits, horse-drawn carriage rides and live music. Guests are encouraged to bring a cash donation or nonperishable food items. Donations will serve 23 food pantries in Marshfield and the surrounding area. In the past six years, Rotary Winter Wonderland has collected nearly 250,000 items for local food pantries. Members of the Marshfield Rotary Noon Club and the Marshfield Sunshine Rotary create event schedules and raise money, but they rely heavily on other organizations to set up displays, volunteer at the exhibit each night and provide financial support. Even though the holiday light show only lasts until the end of the year, volunteers inventory, store, repair
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and build display pieces year round. More than 30 organizations that helped set up the displays were able to decorate their own Christmas trees at Rotary Winter Wonderland. Rotary members Adella and Jerry Cleveland of Marshfield brought their grandchildren, Treyton, 6, and Larissa, 7, to the preview event Monday night. Treyton and Larissa said they liked the elf village display and enjoyed the song "Jingle Bells" best. "They've seen the lights before when they were a lot younger," Adella Cleveland said.
THINGS TO KNOW » Medical College of Wisconsin will open campuses in Wausau and De Pere in July 2015. The Wausau campus is expected to be located at the Liberty Mutual Insurance building, 2000 Westwood Drive. » Students will attend classes in Wausau and participate in clinical and residency programs at hospitals and clinics in Wausau, Stevens Point, Marshfield and other locations. » The medical college will create between seven and nine jobs and use existing medical and education faculty at local schools and medical facilities.
Marshfield group prepared to help in storm cleanup By Liz Welter
to 30 people, will depart Saturday and return to Marshfield on Dec. 1. A Marshfield nonprof- "So far, we only have it relief group, Compas- about 14 people, so there's sion in Action, will head to room to join us," Shills the East Coast this week- said. end to help in the wake of The group will gut waHurricane Sandy. ter-damaged buildings The group will arrive and help to do whatever nearly a month after the the Egg Harbor commuOct. 29 superstorm nity needs, she said. moved ashore in New Jer- "There's about 300 sey. homes near there that we Cathie Shills, who is or- could help with," Shills ganizing the Compassion said. "When we go on a in Action mission trip, trip like this to help in a disaid it was difficult to find saster area, we ask the a place for volunteers to people what they need stay near the storm-dam- and we do it." aged area. Large number The desire to help othof homeless and wide- ers caused Barb and spread electricity out- Doug Zarnke of Marshages caused many people field to sign up for the to seek shelter in trip. churches and other large "As Christians, we're buildings where volun- here to serve those in teers would normally set need, and there's so much up camp, she said. need (in New Jersey). "We recently located a This is a wonderful opporchurch which has room. tunity to help others," It's in Egg Harbor (N.J.), Barb Zarnke said. "I'm which is near the area thankful there's an orthat was hit by the storm ganization like (Compasfirst," said Shills, who sion in Action) that takes founded Compassion in people out of their cornAction with her husband, fort zone and shows us Tom. The couple manages ways we can help others." the nonprofit from their It doesn't matter what town of McMillan home. the volunteers are asked All donations designated to do, Zarnke said she's to Compassion in Action willing and ready to gut goes to the nonprofit, homes or provide comsince it has no administra- fort to those suffering. tive expenses, she said. "Whatever God puts in The Compassion in Ac- our paths, that's how we'll tion bus, which carries up help," she said. Marshfield News-Herald
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The services Wood County provides have changed a lot since 1956, when the county started using the courthouse in Wisconsin Rapids, and some officials say the county's facilities now fail to meet the needs of employees and the residents they serve. An Ad Hoc Wood County Space Needs Assessment Committee recently finished a 20page report on the current Wood County property, its uses and the needs of county depart-
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PHOTO BY JOHN WELLING The signs of Fall are reflected in this photogragh of Rib Lake in Bayfield County. Weather in the area is turning colder as Halloween approaches.
Real estate sales in northwestern Wisconsin mirror the trend in much of the rest of the state, showing that the housing market continues to grow, albeit at a more modest pace than earlier in the year. The Wisconsin Realtor's Association (WRA) Monday reported that existing home sales increased 4.6 percent in September of 2012 compared to September 2011. Median prices also increased over that same period, increasing two-tenths of a percent to $135,000 in September. Sales have now increased for 14 straight months, and prices have been up the last seven months. Those increases have slowed somewhat in September, when compared to the first eight months of the year when home sales increased 21.3 percent. In Ashland and Bayfield Counties, housing sales have increased over last year, showing an 11.5 percent rise in
Ashland County with 126 total sales, and a 21.1 percent jump in Bayfield county with 178 total sales. In Ashland County the median price of a house increased from $79,000 to $97,500; a 23.4 percent increase while in Bayfield, the median price of a house rose from $120,000 to $135,000, a 12.5 percent rise. Statewide, The median price of a house rose to rose to $134,700, which is an increase of 0.2 percent relative to September 2011. "We have seen median prices up now for seven straight months, and year to date, they have grown 1.1 percent," said WRA President and CEO, Michael Theo. He noted that the state has made progress in terms of reducing its inventory of unsold homes, which fell from 16.2 months of supply in September of last year to 12 months of supply last month. "This is still a buyer's market from the perspective of our stock of inventory, but the reductions we have seen over the past year continue to put slight upward pressure on home prices," said Theo. He also said the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was SEE SALES, PAGE 3
THE FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Challenging each other face to face BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, saying, "every time you've offered an opinion you've been wrong." The Republican coolly responded, "Attacking me is not an agenda" for dealing with a dangerous world. With the two men seated at a semi-circular table, the early moments of the debate produced none of the fingerpointing and little of the interrupting that marked their debate last week. But there was little or no agreement, either, on Libya, Syria, Russia and other national security issues in a 90-minute encounter at Lynn University. Romney said that despite early hopes, the ouster of despotic regimes in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere over the past year have resulted in a "rising tide of chaos." He said the president has failed to come up with a coherent policy to grapple with change sweeping the Middle East, and he added ominously that an al-Qaida-like group has taken over northern Mali. Anticipating one of Obama's most frequent campaign assertions, Romney said of the man seated nearby, "I congratulate him on taking out Osama bin Laden and taking on the leadership of al-Qaida. But we can't kill our way out of this. ... We must have a compre-
President Barack Obama speaks as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and moderator Bob Schieffer listen during the third presidential debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Pool-Michael Reynolds)
hensive strategy." Obama said he had ended the war in Iraq, was on a path to end the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan and has vowed to bring justice to the attackers of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last month — an assault that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. He also jabbed at Romney's having said during the campaign that Russia is the United States' No. 1 geopolitical foe. "Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy you seem to want the policies of the 1980s, just like you want to import the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies in the 1920s,"
Obama said. The two men are locked in a close race in national opinion polls. The final debate behind them, both men intend to embark on a final two-week whirlwind of campaigning. The president is slated to speak in six states during a two-day trip that begins Wednesday and includes a night aboard Air force One as it flies from Las Vegas to Tampa. Romney intends to visit two or three states a day. Already four million ballots have been cast in early voting in more than two dozen states. Barring a last-minute change in strategy by one campaign or the other, Obama appears on course to win states and the
District of Columbia that account for 237 of the 270 electoral votes needed for victory. The same is true for Romney in states with 191 electoral votes. The battlegrounds account for the remaining 110 electoral votes: Florida (29), North Carolina (15), Virginia (13), New Hampshire (4), Iowa (6), Colorado (9), Nevada (6), Ohio (18) and Wisconsin (10). The televised debate brought no cessation to other campaigning. Obama's campaign launched a television ad in Florida that said the president ended the war in Iraq and has a plan to do the same in Afghanistan, accusing Romney of opposing him on both. It
was not clear how often the ad would air, given the fall's overall focus on the economy. Vice President Joe Biden, campaigning in Canton, Ohio, emphasized differences between the two candidates on the war in Afghanistan. "We will leave Afghanistan in 2014, period. They say it depends," he said. "Ladies and gentlemen, like everything with them, it depends. It depends on what day you find these guys." Romney's running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, was in Colorado. "We are in the midst of deciding the kind of country we're going to be, the kind of people we're going to be, for a generation," he said. Whatever the outcome of the final face-to-face confrontation, the debates have left an imprint on the race. Romney was widely judged the winner of the first debate over a listless president on Oct. 3, and he has risen in polls in the days since. Obama was much more energetic in the second. Monday night marked the third time in less than a week that the president and his challenger shared a stage, following the feisty 90-minute town-hall-style meeting last Tuesday on Long Island and a white-tie charity dinner two night later where gracious compliments flowed and barbs dipped in humor flew.
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Man wants murder trial moved The brief, submitted by Franklyn Gimbel, also suggests that a hearing may be necessary to play reports from radio and television that he argues amount to inflammatory attempts to influence public opinion against Spooner. Spooner's attorneys had earlier indicated he would let Wagner hear the case during a bench trial, but indicated Monday that Spooner now wants a jury trial, making the impact of pretrial publicity a potential issue. Defendants must meet a high threshold to convince judges that such coverage of their case is so extensive and prejudicial that it would make it impossible to seat an unbiased local jury. Prosecutors say Spooner shot and killed Darius Simmons outside their homes on W. Arrow St. on May 31, a couple of days after Spooner suspected the boy and two other
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The 76-year-old man charged with killing his 13year-old neighbor wants his trial moved out of Milwaukee County because of the publicity the case has received. Circuit Judge Jeffrey A. Wagner set a Dec. 21 hearing date to rule on the motion to change venue or choose a jury from another county. John Spooner's case remains scheduled for trial in January. Prosecutors will have to file a reply to the motion before that hearing date. A brief supporting the motion suggests that news reports have inflamed public sentiment toward the case and biased potential jurors against Spooner, citing comments readers have posted to online news reports.
youths had broken into his home and stolen four expensive shotguns. According to the criminal complaint, Spooner confronted Simmons on the sidewalk about 9:45 a.m. and demanded the guns back. After the boy and his mother, Patricia Larry, denied he had the guns, Spooner shot Simmons, the complaint says. The boy ran around the corner and collapsed. Spooner waited for police to arrive and admitted he had shot Simmons, the complaint says. Advocacy groups contend the shooting was racially motivated and asked that Spooner also be charged with a hate crime. In October, a Fire and Police Commission report found fault with how investigators treated Larry, her family and her home during the initial investigation. Larry has sued Spooner for wrongful death of her son.
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Other bike trail sex assaults reported The female jogger who was fondled by a man on the Oak Leaf Trail last week isn't the only one who has had such an experience, police said Monday. Police said Sunday that they had arrested the man they were looking for in connection with the fondling of the jogger, which occurred about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 3100 block of Lincoln Memorial Drive. The woman was jogging when a man on a bicycle approached her and grabbed her. He fondled her, but she fought him off and he ran away. Since police announced they were looking for the man, more alleged victims have come forward, police said Monday. "Detectives are looking into several reports of assaults that occurred before the incident Wednesday but that were not reported to police until after the suspect's information was shared publicly over social media, print and broadcast," police said in a statement. "Because we do not want to jeopardize the investigation, which includes lineups involving the suspect, we are not releasing additional details at this time. It would be detrimental to the prosecution of this case if the suspect's mug shot and/or name were to be made public at this time." Before the man was arrested, he was described as being in his 30s with curly, shoulder-length blond hair and a knit cap. Police are asking any victims who may not have reported an incident to contact police and share any information about their encounter with the suspect at (414) 935-7405. "We have reason to believe there could be additional victims who have not reported their information to police," police said.
Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend A Greenfield man pleaded guilty Monday to stabbing his live-in girlfriend in July in a fit of jealous rage. Christopher Randall Gish, 38, had been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Margaret Litwicki, 37, at their home in Greenfield. On Monday, he pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of first-degree reckless homicide. He faces up to 40 years in prison at his sentencing Jan. 4. According to the criminal complaint, Gish suspected Litwicki of having an affair and stabbed her. He left in her minivan and later crashed it in the 600 block of College Ave. in an apparent failed suicide attempt. He was found dazed and wandering near Mitchell International Airport a few hours later and made comments that led police back to Litwicki's home, where she was found dead.
Baby sitter charged in Greenfield sex assault A Milwaukee man has been charged with sexually assaulting the 8-year-old daughter of a Greenfield woman who let him stay in her basement. Justin M. Peterson, 26, is charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child and four counts of possession of child pornography, according to a criminal complaint. Peterson moved into the woman's basement after he broke up with his girlfriend and would baby-sit the woman's children. The woman's daughter often would watch television and fall asleep in his room, according to the complaint. He took photographs of the girl in various stages of
New trial ordered for man sentenced to life After the intervention of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, a judge has ordered a new trial for a man convicted in 2008 of killing a Milwaukee man. Seneca Malone, 27, has been serving a life sentence for the fatal shooting of Ricardo Mora, 28, in December 2005. He has maintained his innocence, and the University of Wisconsin Law School-based group began looking into the case. On Friday, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge David Borowski vacated Malone's conviction and ordered a new trial. Malone had been convicted largely on the written accusation of a gang member, who later recanted during live testimony at trial. The Innocence Project did further investigation and argued that Malone's attorney failed to present an adequate defense by not exploring the likelihood the accuser was the real shooter or calling any witnesses for the defense. Borowski made his ruling based on ineffective assistance of counsel, new evidence and the interest of justice, according to the Innocence Project. The judge set bail for Malone, who is being held in the Milwaukee County Jail, at $100,000. WAUKESHA COUNTY
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Meyer, who owns Meyer's Castle Tree Farm in Medford, pruned the 37-foot-tall tree for nearly four decades using handmade tools. "It's called a lifetime tree because it takes a lifetime to grow, but once you get a nice shape, it kind of takes care of
itself," he said. Meyer said he has between 1,000 and 1,500 "big trees" that are more than 30 feet tall. "They're beautiful," Meyer said about his big trees. "It's breathtaking when you stand and look up at a 40-foot tree." The Medford tree farm
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has been heartily embraced by the conservative wing of his caucus. While House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, are the top Republican negotiators in the so-called "fiscal cliff' talks, what Ryan thinks of any proposal will be a crucial factor in the effort to reach a deal with President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats. The national recognition Ryan gained as Mitt Romney's No. 2 in the presidential race has increased his profile, putting him in the top tier among early mentions of potential Republican candidates in 2016. While campaigning this year, Ryan warned of the impending crisis as he used a slide show presentation to illustrate his points about how the nation is buckling under a load of debt. At many of his town-hall events, a clock showed how the $16 trillion debt was
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WASHINGTON — Having spent the fall criss-crossing the nation as the Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan has resettled into his role as Washington budget wonk and is a key player in the negotiations over yet another looming fiscal criPaul sis. Ryan The Janesville Republican, who was reelected to an eighth two year term in the House of Representatives, was granted a waiver this week to continue as chairman of the House Budget Committee. House Republicans have a two-year limit on committee chairmanships. The waiver underscores the respect fellow Republicans have for Ryan and his leadership on financial issues. He is the author of the 2012 House Republican budget blueprint that
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still are looking for a man they say robbed a woman and tried to stab her during a home invasion. Authorities continue to investigate the incident, which took place Nov. 15, Pittsville Police Chief Dale Zawislan said. He had nothing new to report in the investigation this week. A 50-year-old woman working at an Aurora Community Services home at 5307 Sixth Ave. was preparing food inside the facility's kitchen when she took a garbage container out to the garage just before midnight Nov. 15, Zawislan said. When the woman entered the garage, she found a man wearing a mask. He approached her, and the two went back inside the home.
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EagleHerald staff writer mdesotell@eagleherald. corn MENOMINEE — Repairs and reconstruction on Spies Public Library in Menominee are nearly complete. Although the cost of the project is about $60,000 more than the bid price, it is still within the contingencies the city established at the onset. The council recently approved payment of $121,748 for construction and engineering servic-
es for the project. The money will come from a USDA Rural Development Bond the city set up for long-term, low-interest repayment. The council also approved $18,944 to cover the cost of putting finishing touches on the project, including more drywall in the bay ceilings, patching and painting, insurance, bond expenses and additional change orders. "With the approval of the payout, we're easily over 90 percent paid out on the project," said City
Manager Michael Cramer. "I expect there will be a few minor bills coming in and things for contingency or retainage that will probably come in the next month or so." The payments and paperwork should be wrapped up by the end of the year. Other items that added to the original bid price were new humidifiers, internal repairs by the large bay windows and unexpected problems with the front outside steps. The council had concerns
about the library because much of the work that needed to be done was in the new section, which according to the library director, has had problems since it was built about 15 years ago. The project engineer from U.P. Architects and Engineers had a staff person on site to oversee the work being done and approved the construction and materials applied during the project. "Personally, I think we will get a much-more finished product this time around," said Cramer.
"The reason I say that is because of the changes that we made to the wrapping, or the exterior of the building around those bays. Previously there were quite a few places where materials butted up against each other and allowed water to seep in. Those have all been sealed and that shouldn't happen this time. I think we'll get a much longer lasting, better product." So far, no problems have surfaced. Cramer said the library direcSee SPIES, A3
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WASHINGTON — The Navy said Wednesday it will temporarily shrink its aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf area from two to one because of a mechanical problem with the USS Nimitz, a carrier based in Everett, Wash. The Nimitz was scheduled to deploy in January to relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, but that will be put off until summer in order to complete repairs to its propulsion system. The problem was discovered while the ship was doing pre-deployment maneuvers. As a result, the Navy made the unusual decision to bring the Eisenhower home to Norfolk, Va., in December and resurface its flight deck so it can go back to the Gulf area in February
and remain for four months. That means that in December and January the USS John C. Stennis will be the only carrier in that area, although there are other naval forces there, including Marines aboard a threeship contingent led by the USS Peleliu. In announcing the moves, the Navy said none are related to the conflict between Israel and the Hamas militants in Gaza or any other security threats or contingency planning. The nation's fleet of Navy ships has endured much wear and tear during more than 11 years of war; the Stennis, for example, was called on to accelerate its deployment schedule last summer. The decision to leave a two-month gap in the normal two-carrier Navy presence was approved Tuesday See CARRIERS, A3
Judge upholds chemical cleanup plan for Fox River MILWAUKEE (AP) — Efforts to dredge toxic industrial chemicals from the Fox River should continue, a federal judge has ruled. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Natural Resources filed a federal lawsuit against NCR Corp.
and 11 others in 2010, after the companies said they were dredging the river under protest and that they had not agreed to take full responsibility for completing the cleanup plan. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach ruled Wednesday the regulators acted properly in imposing
the dredging and capping of the river bottom for remediating environmental damage caused by paper company chemicals. Griesbach wrote there was no evidence of a "nefarious government plot" favoring the more expensive dredging rather than capping alone, according to the
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Associated Press WASHINGTON — Paintings and photographs depicting the raw reality of the Civil War marked a major change in American art that tossed out romantic notions of war. Some of the finest artists of the day, including Winslow Homer, Eastman Johnson, Frederic Church and Sanford Gifford, painted landscapes and scenes of everyday life to show how the war transformed the nation. Their best works, along with some of the first photographs of soldiers killed on the battlefield, have been gathered by the Good morning,
This season could mark the end of Black Friday as we know it. For decades, stores have opened their doors in the wee hours on the day after Thanksgiving. But this year, major chains such as Target and Sears ushered customers in on Thanksgiving itself, even before the turkey leftovers had gotten cold, The Associated Press turning the traditional This undated handout image provided by the Smithsonian American Art Museum shows busiest shopping day of the Frederic Edwin Church's 1861 oil on paper, "Our Banner in the Sky," part of a major exhi- year into a two-day affair. Despite an outcry from bition on how artists represented the war and how the war changed art. It's on view in some employees, both stores Washington through April and then moves to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. and shoppers seemed to like Smithsonian American Art war changed art. "The Civil New York's Metropolitan it. Some people went shopMuseum for a major exhibi- War and American Art" is on Museum of Art. ping with a full belly, going tion on how artists repre- view in Washington through Curator Eleanor Jones straight from the dinner sented the war and how the April and then moves to See CIVIL WAR, A3 table to the stores. Others
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y 8-year-old son is a huge fan of the old Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, having checked out, read and re-read every anthology we can find at the local library. I think it's pretty good, too, and the vocabulary and concepts creator Bill Watterson employs probably do more to expand my son's maturing mind than most books for his age group — even if Calvin isn't always the best role model. Nevertheless, sometimes you've got to put down the comics you already know by heart and grab something else for your pre-bedtime reading routine. So my wife and I give him a choice: Pick something other than Calvin and Hobbes, or we'll pick something for you. And the book we pick might be even worse than the nonCalvin and Hobbes book you pick. Which brings me to Gov. Scott Walker's decision to let the federal government set up Wisconsin's health insurance exchange under "Obamacare." We all know Walker's not a fan of the health reform law. But pretty much every group that will be affected by it — including his strong ally Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce — was telling him that if the law is to be a reality, let's at least pick the kind of exchange we want by designing it ourselves. In ignoring that advice, Walker is effectively letting Ma and Pa federal government pick the non-Calvin and Hobbes book for him —and that puts us all at risk of being subjected to a really bad story. Granted, Walker's primary argument against the state setting up the exchange would be good if it were true. He thinks that because federal money to help states set up their own exchanges will dry up — it's allocated only through 2014 — those states will end up having to flip the bill for a service that years from now (presumably) has become established and popular. But Donna Friedsam, a UW-Madison health policy researcher and expert on the new law, said the exchanges —no matter who runs them —have to be self-sufficient by Jan. 1, 2015. "There is no bait - and switch plan by the federal government here," she said. The commonly held view is that the exchanges' administrative costs will largely be covered by fees charged to the health insurers who participate in them. "The long and the short of it is that Walker's claim that he is protecting taxpayers in this instance is in line with his own talking points about federal programs but is not consistent with the actual situation," said Robert Kraig, executive director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. There's certainly reason to be wary of a law as complex and as far-reaching as Obamacare. All the worst predictions about its effects might come true. But rarely in life does it make sense to reject making the choices you're given just because they aren't necessarily the choices you want. And who knows? Maybe you'll be surprised at how good a second-best choice turns out to be. Even my Calvin and Hobbes-crazed 8-year-old son knows that. Contact Chris Rickert at 608-2526198 or firstname.lastname@example.org , as well as on Facebook and Twitter (©ChrisRickertWS1). His column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Man guilty of threatening officials A woodworker in a contract dispute with the county brought an ax to the City-County Building. By ED TRELEVEN etrelevenarnadison.com 608-252-6134
A DeForest man pleaded guilty Monday to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to probation for threatening Dane County Board Chairman Scott McDonell over a county contract.
Michael A. Yaker, 42, a woodworker, had a contract to build a shelter in a county park, his lawyer, Dan Musser, said. "But the county certainly did do him wrong on that," and the agreement was in dispute. A criminal complaint states that at various times last year Yaker brought an ax to the CityCounty Building, confronted McDonell at a forum for county executive candidates and sent threatening email messages. "This was a case where you went too far, Mr. Yaker," Dane
County Circuit Judge Stephen Ehlke said. "Public officials are subject to criticism. But they shouldn't be subject to threats." Following the terms of a plea agreement, Ehlke sentenced Yaker to 18 months of probation for the two disorderly conduct convictions. Yaker also pleaded no contest to stalking, a felony, but following the terms of a plea agreement, Ehlke did not enter a conviction on the charge or sentence Yaker for it. Instead, the stalking charge would be held open and then dis -
missed if Yaker completes probation without any incidents. Ehlke said the sentence sought under the agreement was fair because Yaker has a limited criminal record. Under the agreement, Yaker is allowed have an ax only at home, work or in between. He also can be at the City-County Building only for legitimate business reasons and at the county clerk's office only with the permission of his probation agent. McDonell was elected this month to the county clerk's post.
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Father, daughter die in crash Their plane went down near the Burlington Municipal Airport.
Todd Parfitt, 50, of Antioch, Ill., and his daughter, Nicole, 14, died in a plane crash Sunday near Burlington.
The (Racine) Journal Times SPRING PRAIRIE — The Walworth County Sheriff's Office has identified the two victims of a fatal plane crash Sunday near Burlington as a father and daughter from Illinois. Todd A. Parfitt, 50, and his daughter, 14-year-old Nicole M. Parfitt, died after their plane crashed while attempting to land near the Burlington Municipal Airport, said Scott McClory, a division commander with the Walworth County Sheriff's Office. The plane crashed in a field about two-tenths of a mile east of Highway DD in Spring Prairie, just over the Racine -Walworth county line, only about 1,000 feet from the Burlington Munic ipal Airport's runway. The two were from Antioch, Ill., which is on the Wisconsin and Illinois border. Nicole was a freshman at Antioch Commu-
nity High School and an active member of the high school dance team. Her father had been a member of the Air Force Reserves and worked for United Airlines as a flight dispatcher. They were the only two people aboard the single- engine plane when it crashed. Because the crash was fatal, the investigation is being headed by the National Transportation Safety Board. As of Monday afternoon, authorities had not released a cause for the crash. Local law enforcement told the FAA there were two people aboard the single- engine plane when it crashed shortly before
1:30 p.m., according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford. The plane was a Grumman AA-1 with tail number N6273L, according to Lundsford. FAA electronic records show that the plane is registered to Todd Parfitt. Wales resident Don Kujawski, 45, was one of the first few people to arrive at the scene of the crash. "I expected a long sprawling crash, like you see in the movies, plane crash:' Kujawski said. "The plane was sitting there, the tail is still standing up. It nosedived to the ground."
Fort McCoy hunting death investigated La Crosse Tribune, Associated Press
FORT McCOY — Military authorities are investigating the death of a deer hunter found Saturday at Fort McCoy. Thomas Stamborski of Milwaukee was found dead with a gunshot wound in an approved hunting area on the installation, Fort McCoy officials said. Stamborski, 22, was hunting on the base and is a civilian not affiliated with the Department of Defense, according to officials. Special agents from the Army's Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the death. No other information was available Monday. Fort McCoy issued 2,000 permits to hunt on about 46,000 acres of land. Stamborski was one of three
Opening-weekend deer kill up more than 19% The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said the number of deer killed statewide during opening weekend was up more than 19 percent from last year. Hunters killed and registered 134,772 deer during opening weekend of Wisconsin's nine-day deer gun season. That tally is based on preliminary call-in numbers collected from registration tables by DNR staff.
known fatalities on gun deer opening weekend. Shawn Lemanski, 51, of Green Bay died from injuries suffered when he fell from a tree stand in the Marathon County town of Cassel. Also, 51-year - old Steven Jackson, of Antigo, died after he was found unresponsive in the woods near Gleason in Lincoln
The DNR said registration increased in all regions. Because of warm weather, some hunters likely registered their deer immediately instead of letting the deer hang at camp, which probably bumped up the numbers. Some hunters reported low deer sightings, primarily in northern counties. — Associated Press
County. Both deaths happened Saturday. State Department of Natural Resources hunter education administrator Jon King said more people are out in the woods on opening weekend than at any other time of the year, so the chances of an incident are higher.
Dairy Expo GM Clarke is new leader of Alliant center By BILL NOVAK The Capital Times email@example.com
The general manager of the World Dairy Expo has been named the new executive director of the Alliant Energy Center. Mark Clarke, who guided the Expo for five years into one of the world's largest trade shows, was announced as the new head of the Alliant Energy Center by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi at a Monday news Clarke conference. The World Dairy Expo is one of the biggest users of the county-owned Alliant Energy Center, which drew 72,000 visitors in 2012. The grounds are being expanded to meet the needs of shows such as the World Dairy Expo and the Midwest Horse Fair, so Clarke will oversee that expansion. "I am honored the county executive and County Board have put their trust in me to move this very important part of Dane County to the next level;' Clarke said in a prepared statement. The Dane County Board is expected to approve Clarke's appointment, with Clarke starting in his new job on Dec. 10. Clarke takes over for Bill DiCarlo, who was director of the Alliant Energy Center for 14 years before retiring in June. "With the exciting changes in store for these grounds and his incredible success in growing World Dairy Expo, Mark is the right choice to manage the Alliant Energy Center," County Executive Joe Parisi said in a statement. Clarke was a manager at local agriculture equipment company BouMatic for five years before heading World Dairy Expo.
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