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Unified OKs preliminary budget Board votes unanimously to increase district tax rate 6.42 percent LINDSAY FIORI

RACINE — The Racine Unified School Board on Monday unanimously approved a budget for the coming school year that includes a 6.42 percent tax rate increase. The rate increase, from $8.94 per $1,000 of assessed property value to $9.51, upset many of the

about 60 people who attended the board meeting Monday at Unified's central office, 3109 Mount Pleasant St. Of six people who spoke about the budget during a time for public comments, all spoke against the increase and were applauded. "We're being taken advantage of," said Kristie Formolo, 52, a stay-at -

home mom in Mount Pleasant. She said she once worked to pass a Unified referendum but no longer thinks the district is being managed properly: "You guys get the money. You're not spending it wisely. This has to stop." Damian Valentine, 41, an IT consultant of Caledonia, said he has taken pay

cuts and suggested Unified staff do the same. Duane Michalski, 45, a truck driver of Caledonia, suggested the district cut back on purchases. "(Interactive) whiteboards are nice, but do you need them?" he asked board members. "Chalkboards worked good for me." The board voted 6 -0 to

approve the 2012-13 budget, which is preliminary and guides the district from the July 1 start of its fiscal year to the fall, when a final budget will be approved using actual student enrollment and monetary aid figures not currently available. Board members Julie McKenna, Gretchen Warner and Bill Van Atta were


not present and did not vote. The budget is for $239.7 million, $6.6 million less than what was budgeted for 2011-12. It features a tax increase not because Unified is spending more, but because other revenue sources have disappeared More UNIFIED, Page 7A

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Kevin Stoeveken of Milwaukee surfs Lake Michigan off North Bay with the Wind Point Lighthouse behind him on Monday afternoon. Stoeveken said that the waves were 3 to 4 feet with a clean break.

17 cited protesters need not come to court for trial KRISTEN ZAMBO

RACINE — Instead of going on trial Monday in a Racine municipal courtroom, 17 people accused of picketing outside of a home during a political fundraiser in January will face a different sort of trial. Seventeen protesters were ticketed Jan. 5 for picketing outside of a Racine home, a city ordinance violation, during a political fundraiser for state Rep. Robin Vos, R- Rochester. They are fighting the citations on constitutional grounds, their defense attorney has said, saying their

First Amendment right to freedom of speech is at stake. Assistant City Attorney Nicole Loop said she and the defense attorney for the protesters will argue their sides of this municipal ordinance case by filing briefs. A Municipal Court judge will review those written arguments and make a decision based on those legal filings, Loop explained. This is legally allowable, although not done routinely, she said. "The legal issue is: Was what they were doing picketing? And was it a constitutional (application) of the ordinance?"

Loop said. "We think the ordinance was constitutionally applied." Defense attorney Richard Saks, who is representing the 17 on behalf of Wisconsin Jobs Now — which sponsored the rally — couldn't be reached for comment Monday. Wisconsin Jobs Now is a group of organizations, community and labor and groups advocating to bring jobs to Wisconsin, according to the coalition. Saks previously told The Journal Times they planned to fight the citations in part because they maintain they were not picketing. Instead, they were exercising

their rights to freely speak and assemble, Saks has said. "I'm pretty confident that the law is on our side,Loop said. The 17, who live in Racine County and other Wisconsin communities, were cited for picketing of residences in a residential area, according to Racine police reports. The group was accused of picketing outside of the home of Fred Young Jr. in the 3200 block of Michigan Boulevard, and some were seen carrying signs in the street there. The citation carries a fine of $271.50. When Racine police

were called to the home for a report of picketers out front, Young told officers several party guests told him "they had been accosted by the picketers" outside his residence, according to police reports. "Some (guests) were elderly and visibly traumatized by the confrontation," the report stated. That included a 75-yearold Racine County woman who "was trembling and near tears." The report stated that "One (protester) kept trying to grab her and force her to have a photograph taken with the group. She said they were mocking her."


that allows some illegal immigrants to stay in the WASHINGTON — Mitt country, is the latest inRomney wants to improve stance. Romney's cautious comments on his troubled standthe court deciing among Hispanic sion underscored voters while saying his discomfort as little as possible about immigration. with a topic that squeezes him beEvents keep working against him. tween conflicting goals. The Supreme He needs to fire Court's ruling Monup his conservaday on Arizona's immigration law, tive base, where Ro mney anti-immigration coming 10 days afsentiments run ter President Barack Obama's announcement strong. But Romney also




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matters to Hispanics, and Romney is trying to appeal to them by focusing on the economy. That's their No. 1 issue, as it is with other voter groups. But many Hispanics resent what they see as racial and social overtones in some Republicans' denunciations of people who crossed the Mexican border illegally. If the Nov. 6 contest is as close as many expect,

Hispanics could make the difference in swing states such as Nevada, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. In truth, immigration is a delicate issue for both candidates. Neither seemed overly eager to pounce on the high court's ruling that struck down much of the Arizona law. While Obama's campaign stayed silent, the president issued a statement praising much of the


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— Looking ahead for the rest of the year, Mount Pleasant's South Shore Fire Department is still on track to spend about $300,000 more on overtime than budgeted. But instead of racking up more overtime, village trustees voted unanimously on Monday night to have their committees review possible ways to finance two more firefighter positions. "They need two more staff members. We need to deal with it," said Trustee Karen Albeck. "We need to fix the problem this board created." The board forced public safety cuts that couldn't be made, she said. If the village hired two firefighters with starting dates in September, it would save the village about $14,000 compared to the cost of overtime for the rest of the year, said South Shore Fire Chief Bill Bouma. "That would help," Bouma said of the prospect of hiring two more firefighters. But while several trustees pushed for adding staff, others expressed some concern about paying for additional staff. "Do we have a money tree outside?" asked Trustee Jerry Garski.

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NEWS IN BRIEF Louis Bock honored for 40 years of service During this year's 71st session of Badger Boys State, Ripon's Louis Bock was among a number of volunteers recognized for their years of service with the program. Bock has been the official photographer of Badger Boys State for 40 years as of this summer. Badger Boys State is a youth leadership program sponsored by the American LegionDepartment of Wisconsin offering rising Louis Bock high school senior men with a practical program in citizenship. Badger Boys State is unique among the various Boys State programs in that all the counselors are volunteers, with more than 100 people volunteering over a week of their time to serve in various counseling and administrative positions. Annually, Badger Boys State recognizes staff for their dedication to the program.

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approved for Alliant through 2014 Alliant Energy Corp. received approval from the Public Service Commission (PSCW) of Wisconsin to implement its 20132014 electric and gas base rate freeze. It will maintain its current retail electric base rates through 2014; reduce retail gas base rates by 7 percent in 2013, followed by a freeze of those gas rates through 2014. "We are pleased that the PSCW has approved our base rate freeze as it provides our customers with some certainty relative to their electric and gas base rates over the next two years," said Patricia Kampling, Alliant Energy chairman, president and CEO. "With the economy still recovering, Alliant Energy continues to aggressively manage its costs as we remain committed to minimizing rate impacts on our customers and communities." The approved rate freeze applies to retail base rates and it excludes the impact of changes in electric fuel and natural gas costs that could make overall rates go up or down. Earlier this month, Alliant filed its required annual electric fuel-cost plan, which includes a request to reduce overall retail electric rates by 2.5 percent in 2013 due to expected lower electric fuel costs. Alliant's annual electric fuel-cost plan filing is expected to receive PSCW approval by the end of this year. For more information, visit or call 800-ALLIANT (800255-4268). FOR SALE: New and used Polaris ATVs. Come to Bohn Implement and check out our inventory and prices. We'll deal. We want your business!

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Fun on the farm LOCAL FFA alumni held their annual farm breakfast Sunday at Green Barn Farm. Left, local farmers Jay Page (with wife Kay) explains farm equipment. Listening are Kaden Page and Evan Conlon, both 8. Above, Conlon milks a "cow." Right, Owen Sad Ion tries out a tractor at the Bandt farm. Jen Sad/on photos

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Pertussis on the rise this spring in FdL County Could your cough be pertussis? The Fond du lac County Health Department has seen a large increase in the number of confirmed pertussis cases. In the month of May, eight confirmed cases were reported to the Health Department and 10 have been reported so far in June with the majority of cases reported being in school age children. In 2011, just three cases of pertussis were identified in Fond du Lac County. The Health Department wants to remind residents that pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial disease which is spread from person to person when someone who is infected coughs, sneezes or talks. Household members and others who are in close contact with an infected person for an extended period of time can become infected by inhaling the pertussis germ. Pertussis symptoms, which may be mild initially, include: Cold symptoms (runny nose, sneezing) Cough- may be only at night or worse at night. If not treated the cough will become more severe, and the person will feel like he cannot breathe, are choking during coughing episodes, or coughs so hard that he vomits.

It is important if you or someone you know has any of the these symptoms to talk with your health-care provider to determine if testing for pertussis is indicated and if antibiotic treatment is recommended. People with pertussis symptoms need to remain at home and not go to daycare, school, work or social activities until pertussis has been ruled out or five days of antibiotic treatment have been completed. Pertussis in young infants can be a life-threatening illness and one infant has died from the disease this year in Wisconsin. Anyone with a cough that could be pertussis should have no contact with an infant. "The best protection against pertussis is to be vaccinated," said Diane Cappozzo, health officer. "Children receive five doses of Dtap vaccine by the age of 5. Everyone over the age of 10 should have at least one dose of Tdap vaccine, including adults." Vaccine is available from a healthcare provider or through the Health Department at no cost to Fond du Lac County residents. Additional information about pertussis and pertussis vaccines can be found at www.dhs.wisconsin. gov/immunization/pertussis.htm or by calling the Health Department at 920-929-3085.

RESIDENTS OF BADGER Boys State, gathering at Ripon College last week for a civics education, met with Bucky Badger while gathered on Upper Sadoff Field to form the state of Wisconsin Tim Lyke photos (inset). For more photos from Badger Boys State, see page 10.

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Ripon man faces two charges William N. Boysen, 30, 735 1/2 Metomen St., was charged June 15 in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property after an alleged domestic abuse incident. Boysen allegedly blew 0.19 on an alcohol breath test upon the arrival of Ripon police. If convicted on both charges, he could face a maximum penalty of $11,000 in fines and one year in prison.

Woman cited with operating after suspension Kia C. Gee, 21, 213 W. Lane St., was cited June 8 with operating a vehicle after suspension.

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Library Board has another new appointee 8-0 vote Monday. She replaced one of the two board members who resigned in recent weeks as the council made sure the nine-member Library Board consists of appointees who would overturn the seven-monthBy DAVE RANK old ban on guns at the West Bend Daily News Staff Community Memorial Library. That occurred last week on a 6-0 West Bend's Library Board has vote by the reconstituted board. another new member who passed Last November, the Library the Common Council's concealed- Board members at the time, whom carry litmus test. all but three are no longer on the Mayoral appointee Deborah board, voted 5-2 to post the West Bartnikowski, retired from AT&T Bend Community Memorial and with a financial and informa- Library as a no-gun zone, one tion technology management month after the Common Council background, was approved on an decided to allow weapons in the

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rest of the city's public buildings. Mayor Kraig Sadownikow introduced Bartnikowski to the Common Council on Monday night. From Milwaukee, Bartnikowski said she and her husband wanted to retire in southeast Wisconsin and chose to live in West Bend. "I want to volunteer," she said, believing people should become involved in their community. Alderman Tony Turner has led the campaign to block the reappointment of Library Board members who voted for the gun ban and is now the council's representative on the Library Board. He questioned Bartnikowski, first asking what interested her in

joining the Library Board, then asking if any recent decision by the board bothered her, referring to last week's vote to rescind the gun ban. Bartnikowski was diplomatic, stating the Common Council set the precedent allowing weapons in public buildings and the library need not follow a different policy. She also said she'd like to help the library develop additional programming to attract more children and adults into the library. "I like your enthusiasm," Turner said, "and that you're corning in right away with ideas." Also on the board are: ■ Chris Jenkins, newly elected

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board president, who was appointed in October; ■ Jack Chamberlain, a two-year board member and vice president; ■ Matthew Stevens, who addressed the board in opposition to the weapons ban in November and appointed to the board in April; ■ Jacob Zebkowicz, board secretary, appointed in May; ■ Doug Rakowski, three-year board member, financial secretary; ■ Ralph Schlass, representing the West Bend School District, on the board since November. Please see LIBRARY/A7

Industrial site may join marketing program State is looking for 20 sites to market to industrial buyers By DAVE RANK Daily News Staff

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Austin Lemler lifts up his West Bend East Suns mascot head for a break during the high school mascot race outside of Commerce State Bank in West Bend on Wednesday evening. Temperatures were in the 90s on Wednesday.

Mascots race to earn money for athletic departments By LINDA MCALPINE Daily News Staff The air was thick with a combination of tension and anticipation as the competitors took their places at the starting line of the race Wednesday night. In the first seconds, the Spartan collided with the Highlander, almost sending him crashing to the pavement, and while the Sun and the Hawk jockeyed for position, the Bulldog took off like a rocket, staying in command of the lead for the entire race. So it was the Cedarburg High School mascot, the Bulldog, that won bragging rights during the first High School Mascot Race, hosted by Commerce State Bank in West Bend.

The bank pledged $1,000 for the athletic department of each participating school. Running a distant second behind the blazing-fast Bulldog was the West Bend West High School Spartan, followed by the too-close-to-call third- and fourth-place finishes of the Grafton High School Black Hawk and the Homestead High School Highlander, with the West Bend East High School Sun finishing last. Before the race, there was the usual sizing up of the racers that accompanies any highly touted competition. "I think the bird might be the fastest," said Orville Larsen, who was enjoying some lemonade with his wife, Helen, and looking over the costumed mascots. "I don't know about that. I think the Sun might win but he's got big, heavy

feet," said Helen Larsen about the West Bend East mascot. Eleven-year-old Hannah Micksch of West Bend, said her hopes were riding on the Sun. "The Sun can see better and his costume's not too heavy like the others," she offered as way of explaining her choice. Her 6-year-old sister, Olivia, agreed with her selection, but brother Mason, 5, had other ideas. "It's going to be the Bulldog because he looks the fastest," he said. Their mother, Jenny Micksch, just laughed. "The Spartan is going to win, I just know it," she said. Please see MASCOTS/A7

West Bend officials think the state should help them market a choice vacant site on the south side of the city to attract an industrial buyer. The site, 71 usable acres south of the Walmart Supercenter in the West Bend Corporate Center, has a good chance of making the cut for a new industrial property certification and marketing program that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has started to promote "shovel-ready sites" in the state, said T.J. Justice, director of West Bend's Department of Economic and Community Development. "The state is excited about this," he said. The Wisconsin Certified Site Program is intended "to create consistent standards for industrial site certification," according to information provided by the WEDC. Justice's department already submitted the application, he reported to the Common Council on Monday. And the West Bend property has a good chance of being selected. "The state is looking for 20 shovel-ready sites," Justice said. "Twenty-eight sites have been submitted." Justice said the state wants sites of 50 or more acres already zoned industrial with infrastructure readily at hand, all of which apply to the Corporate Center site, owned by Continental Properties Inc., Menomonee Falls. If selected, Mayor Kraig Sadownikow said, the West Bend site will be included in a fullpowered marketing effort by the state. In the next few weeks, the WEDC will decide if West Bend's application can advance to "Tier 2 consideration," Justice said. "I hope we can pull it off." If selected, the Common Council will have to decide to authorize and expenditure Please see SITE/A7

Camp sparks kids' imagination an hour installing all the necessary wiring to a light socket screwed onto a fake wall Wednesday as part of the Toolin' It Camp at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend. "Ta-da," they both said with a By LINDA MCALPINE laugh as light from the single light Daily News Staff bulb flooded the wooden cubicle It was the moment of truth for where they had been working. "It really works," said Spencer Semerad and Zach Trinastic. Trinastic as their instructor's Mark Wamsley, instructor for hand paused over the light switch the electricity part of the week— would their project work once long camp, congratulated the two the switch was flipped? for their success. Semerad, a sophomore at West Sixteen students from around Bend West High School, and Trinastic, an eighth-grader at the area, ages 13 to 16, have been Holy Angels Catholic School, West participating in the camp, Bend, had labored for almost half Wamsley said.

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"The camp helps open students eyes to a host of different careers in a hands-on way," he said. Earlier in the week, the students spent time learning aspects of tool and die design, including creating projects in 3D, said Lisa Doughtery, administrative assistant, manufacturing technologies, at Moraine Park. They also received lessons on entrepreneurship and how an idea can blossom into a successful business. Under Wamsley's instruction on Wednesday, the students not only made light bulbs light up, but wired doorbells and made them ring. Please see CAMP/A7

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ing the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. The ruling hands Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in approving the plan. However, Republicans quickly indicated they will try to use the decision to rally their supporters against what they call "Obamacare." Stocks of hospital companies rose sharply,

and insurance companies fell immediately after the decision was announced that Americans must carry health insurance or pay a penalty. Breaking with the court's other conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts announced the judgment that allows the law to go forward with its aim of covering more than 30 million Please see HEALTH P. 2A

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Each publishing day during the "Honor America" period, between Flag Day (June 14) and Independence Day (July 4), the Daily News will feature a photograph of a flag that flies at a home in the Stateline Area. Today's flag proudly flies at the home of Robert Froehlich at 15615 Rockdale Road, South Beloit.

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By Erica Pennington Hundreds of Stateline Area residents braved the heat to test their skills at carnival games and devour delicious foods at Riverfest on Wednesday night. Violet Guerra, of Beloit, was one of many first timers at this year's event. Guerra took her 3-year-old son, Enrique, along. She saw an advertisement for Riverfest and decided to check it out. "We go to fairs quite a lot," she said. "He's having fun." Twelve-year-old Beloiter Whitney Madru and her friends, Karissa Grenawalt and Austin Johnson, went to Riverfest together. Although hesitant at first, the trio built up enough courage to hop on "the Inverter," a ride that flips riders completely upside down. "It was a little scary at first, but once you got going it was a lot of fun," Grenawalt said. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Riverfest. Due to con-

struction on the Henry Avenue bridge, this year's event is taking place near the post office rather than at Riverside Park. "I like the new location because it's more condensed," said Sandra Romanowski, who was accompanying her 2-year-old granddaughter Ari at the event. "Now we're able to go around a couple of times and not be so tired from walking in the heat." Don Drost and his wife, Sharon, of Beloit, took their granddaughter, Olivia, to Riverfest. They hadn't quite made up their minds about whether or not they liked the new location. "We'll really have to see how it goes," Sharon said. "There wasn't a lot of parking, but we're still having a good time." Riverfest rides will reopen at 5 p.m. today and the Riverfest Idol competition will continue. There will be a $20 wrist band all-youcan-ride special for the carnival midway. Please see RIVERFEST P. 2A

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By the Associated Press If you're feeling hot this week, it's not a mirage. From Montana to Louisiana, hundreds of heat records have been slashed as harrowing temperatures leave cornfields parched and city sidewalks sizzling. On Tuesday 251 new daily high temperature records were set, boosting to 1,015 the number of records set in the past seven days. The consequences range from comical — a bacon-fried driveway in Oklahoma — to catastrophic, as wildfires consuming parts of the Rocky Mountains are fueled by oppressive heat and gusty winds. The record-breaking numbers might seem big, but they're hard to put into context — the National Climatic Data Center has only been tracking the daily numbers broken for a little more than a year, said Derek Arndt, head of climate monitoring at the center. Still, it's impressive, given that records usually aren't broken until the scorching months of July and August. "Any time you're breaking alltime records in mid- to late-June, that's a healthy heat wave," Arndt said. And if forecasts hold, more records could fall in the coming days in the central and western parts of the country and extend to the East Coast through the weekend. All bets are off at the famed thoroughbred racetrack Churchill Downs during the heat wave — at least they will be Thursday. The Louisville, Ky., venue canceled its racing card as meteorologists predicted temperatures would touch at least 100 degrees. Track spokesman Darren Rogers said he thinks it's the first time the home of the Kentucky Derby has canceled racing due to extreme heat. Longtime horse trainer Dale Romans has seen the toll that sweltering temperatures can take on the animals. Please see


Schools look to expand Andrews Academy By Hillary Gavan The Roy Chapman Andrews Academy started five years ago in 2007-2008, and the school district is working to expand the program to make it more cost effective. The district is enlisting middle schoolers and are educating teachers more in project-based education. RCAA is a project-based charter school in the Beloit School District, located in the Hendricks Educa-

tion Center in the Eclipse Center. Students complete their education through in-depth projects designed around their own interests. Projects can range from creating one's own paint to studying unified theories in physics. Service learning projects also are incorporated to give back to the community. "It's really a unique opportunity for kids who are more hands-on learners. They still technically get the same standards and outcomes but they do it using a different

method," said Lynee Tourdot, assistant superintendent of instruction for the School District of Beloit. The school has averaged about 75 to 80 students in its middle and high school programs. There was only one student, though, who graduated in 2008, two in 2009; three in 2010; seven in 2011; and six in 2012. There are four teachers for RCAA. One of the assistant principals, John Kaminski, will be assigned on a part-time basis to

RCAA next year. Eclipse is dissolving as a charter and will combine with the Beloit Learning Academy for next school year. The students also get access to other programs in the district such as counseling and time with special education teachers if necessary. Tourdot said the district keeps a close eye on the cost of all programs including RCAA. Once the new construction is completed after the Please see


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Marinette tightens grip on lead Post 39 beats Peshtigo with 15 hits By JODY KORCH

"Just threw it right over the plate," Marinette pitcher jkorch@eagleherald. corn Mike Mergener said. "He took advantage of it." After that, Mergener setPESHTIGO - Slowly but surely, the Marinette Legion tled down and allowed just bats are causing more and one more run. Mergener pitched three innings last more damage. Wednesday, Post 39 week, his only mound cranked out 15 hits in an appearance since early in the spring season for Cole12-7 win over Peshtigo. Coming off five straight man. The righthander threw wins, Peshtigo would've 105 pitches in six innings. "I had two innings with taken over first place with a win. Instead, Marinette (5-0) 55 pitches. That's what realmoved two games ahead in ly got me," Mergener said. Marinette got one run the loss column over Peshtigo (5-2) and Oconto Falls (3- back on Mergener's sacrifice 2) in the Fox River Valley fly in the second. Legion North Division. Austin Belonga drew a Marinette has the pitch- leadoff walk and Luke Kelly ing and defense for a title singled to ignite a five-run run, so the only question is third. One out later, Max the offense, which struggled Hipke, Trent Mehlberg and early in the season. Ty Bebo hit consecutive RBI "Each and every game it singles. Mergener had been seems more and more of the hitting a lot of flyouts, but he lineup is starting to hit," leveled out his swing for a Marinette coach Brian two-run double into the Lesandrini said. left/center gap for a 6-2 lead. Post 39 spotted Peshtigo "Coach was telling me I a 2-0 lead in the first inning. was dropping my elbow," Brandon Barrette drew a Mergener said. "I kept my leadoff walk and Tyler Mar- elbow high." quardt crushed a two-run The lead grew to 8-2 in home run over the fence in the fourth. Kelly hit a oneleft / center. out single to left, Hipke sin-

gled and Mehlberg doubled deep to left. "They are so strong top to bottom with the bat in their hands," Peshtigo coach Geoff Sparks said. Mergener lined an RBI double to center in the fifth. Peshtigo got a run back in its half of the fifth when Trevor Bero worked his way back from an 0-2 count to draw a walk, and he scored on Barrette's groundout. Aaron Pettit's fourth hit of the night, an opposite-field single in the sixth, drove in Marinette's fmal two runs. Mergener allowed four hits and four walks and struck out five. "He did very well considering he hasn't pitched in awhile," Lesandrini said. "You never know who you'll need and when you'll need them." EagleHerald/Jody Korch After all the Bulldogs have been through this sum- Marinette Legion's Max Hipke beats the throw home to score in the fourth inning Wednesmer, a 12-3 deficit didn't day at the East Side Field. Peshtigo catcher Cody Nielson takes the throw. (Color seem like much adversity. Peshtigo sent eight batters to wild pitch and Jordan BraWP - Mike Mergener 6 IP, 3R, 4H, Trent Mehlberg 2x4, 2B, 3 RBIs; Luke the plate in a four -run last 4W, 5K Kelly 2x3; (Peshtigo): Tyler Marquardt LP - Zack Neumann 3 IP, 6R, 7H, gasp rally. Nielson, Barrette bant singled home two runs. 2x3, HR, 3 RBIs; Joey Sparks 2x3; Jor"This is as tight a team 4W, 3K and Joey Sparks drew dan Brabant 1x2, 2 RBIs Leading hitters (Marinette): Max walks, Marquardt hit an RBI as I've ever experienced," Hipke 3x3, RBI; Aaron Pettit 4x5, 2B; Marinette 015213 0 -12 single, Barrette scored on a Sparks said. Mike Mergener 2x4, 2 2B, 4 RBIs; Peshtigo 200 010 4 - 7

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history with his time of 4.49 in the 40yard dash. Jacob Finegan of Ishpeming was the fastest lineman with his time of MARQUETTE, Mich. - Menomi5.123. nee's Tanner Maccoux took first-place West Iron County's Joe Varney honors in the quarterback competition bench pressed 225 pounds with 20 at the U.P. All-Star Skills Challenge repetitions to earn the strongest man Wednesday in the Superior Dome in honor. Varney's showing was the Marquette. Maccoux's throw of 57 yards tied third-best ever. Jacob Wells of Gwinn was the for the longest throw in the history of strongest non-lineman with 16 reps at the Skills Challenge. The contest was divided into line- 225 pounds, the second-best nonmen and non-linemen for fastest man, lineman showing ever. Kingsford's Jeff Gregory won the strongest man and receivers challenge. Garrett Pentecost of Marquette had receiver's challenge and Dan Lipponen the second-fastest time in U.P. All-Star of Sault Ste. Marie won the receiver's

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challenge for linemen. Marquette swept the kicking competitions with Kasaim Koonala winning the punt challenge (53 yards) and Mitch Crothers winning the field goal challenge (30 yards). The U.P. All-Star Game will be played Saturday at 2 p.m. (CDT) at the Superior Dome. Menominee All-U.P. players Mike Cornman, Dakota Eland, Kyle Desotell, Jacob Henes, Bobby Olsen, Lucas Pedersen and Maccoux will play for the East All-Stars and Dan Anderson, Brent Marcusen, Kane Rasner and Dillon Wilczynski of Stephenson will play for the West All-Stars.

MENOMINEE - A key double down the third base second inning was the dif- line to plate Hillberg. ference for Menominee as Uecke relieved Bell, who the Storm defeated Gillett 6- threw seven strong innings. 4 on Wednesday. Uecke allowed just three With Menominee trailing runners in the final two 2-0 heading into the second innings and when the Fireinning, Nate Hofer led off cats had men on first and with a walk. second in the ninth, he After a strikeout, Kyle struck out Alex Ziesmer and Kovnesky was hit by a J.J. Grishow to end the pitch, Aron Schroeder then game. reached on an error, which "We didn't hit the ball plated Hofer. quite as well as I was hopMatt "Smiley" Jacobs ing, but I'm very happy with walked, and on a wild pitch, the way we played allKovnesky and Schroeder around," Storm Manager scored, giving the Storm a Billy Betts said. "Our 3-2 lead. Matt Lund dou- defense was pretty sound bled and two runs scored on and between Brian (Bell) an error for a 5-2 lead. and Cody (Uecke), we had Menominee (4-2 overall, two excellent pitching per2-2 in the Wishigan League) formances." scored its final run in the Bell earned the mound fifth inning. Cody Uecke sin- win, firing seven innings of gled with one out, stole sec- five-hit ball with seven ond and on a strikeout, stole strikeouts while only giving third before scoring on an up four runs (three earned). WP Brian Bell 71P, 4R, 3ER, 5H, 3W, overthrow. 7K Gillett cut the deficit in LP Jared Henne 2IP, 5R, 2ER, 3H, the seventh as Derek Zies- 4W, 2K mer singled and Les Hillberg Leading Hitters (Menominee): Matt walked. Tyler Woodke fol- Lund 1x2, 2B; (Gillett): Derek Ziesmer Jared Henne 1x4, 3B; Mitch Chamlowed with an RBI single to 2x4, pagne 1x4, 2B left and Mitch Champagne Menominee 050 010 00x - 6 connected on a run-scoring Gillett 110 000 200 - 4 -


Green Bay Storm outlasts Redbirds in extra inning MARINETTE - The Green Bay Storm reached on an error. broke through in the 10th inning for an 8-5 The rally came off Redbirds southpaw win over the Marinette Redbirds Wednes- Aaron Woods, who has been spectacular day at Pedersen Ball Park. this summer Woods finished with five Jon Rupno started the winning rally strikeouts and two earned runs on one hit with a leadoff walk. Doug Coe walked, with two walks. Chris Laux singled and Cody Pangrazzi Marinette starter Cody Bezio allowed five

earned runs on five hits with five walks and three K's in seven innings. The Redbirds' Jordan Powers singled and scored on Adam Francour's fly to center to tie the game in the first. Marinette added two runs in the third on an error and Jason Hofer's two-run homer.

Cody Woods, Jordan Rasner and Hofer singled in a two-run sixth.

WP - Michael Robbins 5 IP, 2R, OER, 4H, 1W, 9K LP - Aaron Woods 3 IP, 3ER, 2ER, 1H, 2W, 5K Leading hitters (Marinette): Jason Hofer 2x5, HR, 4 RBIs; Jordan Rasner 2x4; (Green Bay): Jon Rupno 2x3, RBI; Kiefer Newmann 1x2; Doug Coe 1x4, 2 RBIs Green Bay 100 210 100 3 - 8 Marinette 102 002 000 0 - 5

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Fond du Lac saw the largest percentage increase in its unemployment rate among the state's 12 metro areas in May, according to new data from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Although Fond du Lac's unemployment rate increased to 6.5 percent from 6.1 percent in April, the rate remained below the state average of 6.8 percent. The state average didn't


change between April and May. Rising unemployment rates are typical this time of year, said Jeffrey Sachse, a regional economist who focuses on the northeast region for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Seasonal jobs open up in early summer, but that's also the time when high school and college graduates look for work, creating more competition for positions. "We always see this in May and June," he told The Reporter. See JOBLESS Page A6

UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES Here are the May unemployment figures for Wisconsin's 12 major metro areas, and how those rates compared to the previous month. ■ Janesville - 8.4 percent, up from 8.3 percent. ■ Racine 8.3 percent, down from 8.4 percent. ■ Milwaukee area - 7.4 percent, up from 7.3 percent. ■ Wausau - 7.1 percent, down from 7.2 percent. ■ Sheboygan - 6.6 percent, up from 6.4 percent. -

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Linda Struye's 20 acres of apple trees are bursting with foliage - but lack the essential red fruit. This year's apple crop in Wisconsin and throughout the upper states east of the Mississippi River was crippled by unseasonably warm weather in March followed by a killing frost. "I hesitate to paint such a black picture, but this is so widespread; it's devastating," said Struye, who owns the Little Farmer along Highway 151 north of Fond du Lac. The frost that came after March budding of blossoms wiped out varieties like honey crisp, McIntosh and Cortland apples and left Struye with about 10 percent of what her trees would normally produce. She said she's never seen anything like it in all of her years as an apple orchard owner. "The only apples that survived were the Red Delicious and Molly Delicious, but I only have a few of these trees," she said. Armstrong Apple Orchard and Winery just outside of Eden lost 90 percent of its apples and all of its peach crop, owner Lisa Klein said. "The fact that I have no apples means I will have no wine for next year," she observed. Armstrong Apple Orchard grows 3,000 highdensity dwarf trees on seven acres of land. Each trees produces about 12 bushels of apples in a normal season. Because the trees froze after the early warming this year they became stressed and now need special treatment, Klein said.

Armstrong Apples owner Lisa Klein peers through trees at the orchard where no fruit is growing on the Red Delicious trees. Early warm weather followed by frost killed off most of the apple blossoms this spring. (Aileen Andrews/The Reporter)

"Without fruit the trees tend to explode with foliage and this stresses them out," she said. "I have been giving them extra nutrients - fish oil and organic matter - to keep them healthy." Klein assures customers that her business

will still flourish and is set to open July 6, offering last year's wine along with homemade fruit preserves and vinaigrettes. However, it will lack the popular apple pies, as well as the deer apples that visitors enjoy flinging at a target with a sling shot.

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WASHINGTON - The average U.S. rate on a 30year fixed mortgage fell this week to a record low for the seventh time in eight weeks. Cheap mortgages have helped drive a modest recovery in the weak housing market this year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average on the 30-year loan dropped to 3.66 percent. That's down from 3.71 percent last week and the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s. The average rate on the 15-year mortgage, a popular refinancing option, declined to 2.95 percent. That's down from 2.98 percent last week and just above the record 2.94 percent reached two weeks ago. The rate on the 30-year loan has been below 4 percent since December. Low rates could provide some help to the economy if more people refinance. When people refinance at lower rates, they pay less interest on their loans and have more money to spend. Still, the pace of home sales remains well below healthy levels. Sales of previously occupied homes dipped in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.55 million, although they are up from the same month last year. Many people are still having difficulty qualifying for home loans or can't afford larger down payments required by banks. Some would-be home buyers are holding off because they fear that home prices could keep falling. The U.S. economy is growing only modestly and job creation slowed sharply in April and May. U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year. Mortgage rates have been dropping because they tend to track the yield

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Steve Bull and wife Allison Ackerman can't count the number of times they've been told they make a cute couple. James and Katrina Vong can't escape being mistaken for brother and sister. Sharon Young says her resemblance to now-husband Ben Young was so strong people told her they should get together. "We were going to the same church and there were people who were very interested to have the two of us date," says Young, 2, of

Cincinnati. " They'd say 'You would look really good together and would have cute kids' - before we were dating." Everybody knows romantic partners who look like they belong together. But just why people are sometimes drawn to look-alikes isn't necessarily coincidence. It's fodder for research that spans subjects from evolution to psychology to attraction and mating preferences, to try to explain why some people may unconsciously seek out partners with similar features. "When you have a face that looks more like you, you tend to trust it more and think it looks more cooperative," says Tony Little, a re-

search fellow in psychology at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is among a small group of researchers studying the role of the human face in mating choices. Research by psychologist R. Chris Fraley of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, used digitally morphed photos of a subject's face and a stranger's face; he found that morphed faces were more attractive to subjects when their own face was included. The experiment was part of a 2010 study he co-authored in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. "I do think there's an innate tend ncy for people, myself included,

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UWM aims research for marketplace Engineer got entrepreneurship training to help start-up succeed

A new home for the Milwaukee Bucks and other sports teams should be built in the Park East strip, developer Gary Grunau says. Another possible site, just northwest of the BMO Harris Bradley Center, would be too small, he says.


1. New arena site 2. Other possible proposed by new arena site Gary Grunau MCKINLEY AVE RICK WOOD / RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

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Downtown's Park East strip could draw a lot more bucks if it lands the Milwaukee Bucks, says developer Gary Grunau. The largely vacant former freeway stub could use a major project to help spark its long-delayed development, Grunau says. And an arena to replace the aging BMO Harris Bradley Center — home to the Milwaukee Bucks, Marquette University Golden Eagles and Milwaukee Admirals — would use a lot of space. "They need a big site," Grunau said at last week's meeting of the new Park East Advisory Group. "If you don't put it there, where are you going to put it?" Others on the group, which was formed by County Executive Chris Abele, seemed open to the idea. The Bradley Center board chairman says the Park East would be an outstanding location for a new sports and entertainment arena, which would cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build and likely attract other development. Please see ARENA, 8D

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Manufacturers rebound on Future 50 By RICK BARRETT

Manufacturing and exports, two of the Milwaukee area's strengths, did well this year in the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce's annual list of rapidly growing companies. For the first time in at least five years, 17 of the Future 50 award winners were manufacturing companies, the MMAC said in announcing the awards last week. All but eight of the winners have at least some of their sales outside the seven-county area, with many exporting internationally. Most of the companies are small to

Exports also do well in MMAC ranking of private companies that have shown growth midsize employers. In aggregate, the 2012 winners had revenue of $889,834,220 — a 32 % increase over the previous year — and combined employment of 3,324 at the end of 2011. The companies are projecting to add just over 500 jobs by the end of 2012. "Too often we hear about the companies that are closing and having layoffs. This is the good news side of that story," said Julie Granger, MMAC vice presi-


dent of communications. "We were encouraged by the number of manufacturing companies that both applied for and made the Future 50 list," Granger added. One of the first-place winners was Uzelac Industries Inc., a metal fabrication shop in Greendale that's found a niche making stainless steel dryers used in wastewater treatment plants and other applications.

Wastewater sludge and other organic waste can be dried and burned as fuel. Uzelac's dryers take materials that would be buried in landfills and turns them into usable energy. The company, with 18 employees, has drying systems in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Its technology is used in Australia and New Zealand. Company founder Mike Uzelac left his job as an executive with a Milwaukee metal products company nine years ago and began buying small manufacturing firms to pursue his dream of running his Please see FUTURE 50, 7D

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Crush rally for OT victory By Ben Peterson Leader-Telegram staff

Jimmie Mattson is no stranger to this situation. Kicking the game-winning overtime field goal is a situation that populates the dreams, and nightmares, of all place kickers. Mattson likely slept well Friday night as he sent the Eau Claire Crush home with a 24-21 overtime win over the Chippewa Valley Predators at Carson Park. The victory helped the Crush gain ground

in the Northern Elite Football League Central Division standings. "I don't try and get too excited," said Mattson, an Eau Claire Memorial graduate. "I try and keep my composure. I got out there and remember I've done it 1,000 times before, each kick the exact same, and just try to kick it up the middle." It was Mattson's only field-goal attempt of the game, and Crush coach Fred Hoversholm is glad to have the placekicker on his side

after Mattson spent the last few seasons playing for the Predators. "Jimmie, he's a gamer," Hoversholm said. "If the ball is at the 50 he wants to kick it. He's one of those guys that's just nice to have on the team." As the game clock dwindled down it appeared that Mattson wouldn't get a chance and that the Predators, who led 14-0 at halftime, would hold off the Crush's late rally.

Predators wide receiver Reggie Houston pulls in a first-half touchdown between the Crush's Gage Cahoon (1) and Andy Allison on Friday night at Carson Park. Staff photo by Andi Stempniak

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LEADER-TELEGAM ALL-AREA SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR Inside: Complete All-Area teams plus the all-state team, all-conference teams, final conference standings and state tournament results, Page 3D.

Packing a punch

ff Evie is one of — if not the — best offensive player to come through this program. Her hitting speaks for itself. She hit more home runs this season than some entire teams did. — Chi-Hi coach Jared Faherty

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Chippewa Falls junior shortstop Evie Schaller, who helped carry the Cardinals to their first state title, has been named the 2012 Leader-Telegram All-Area softball player of the year.

Schaller's offensive prowess helped lead Chippewa Falls to a state championship By Jocelyn Syrstad Leader-Telegram staff CHIPPEWA FALLS — Evie Schaller

does not come across as the dangerous type. The introverted high schooler is more likely to observe and listen than be the

center of attention, and her kindness and soft-spoken nature are unlike any other. But put a bat in her hand and she is the most threatening person on the softball field. Schaller, a junior shortstop for the

Chippewa Falls softball team, was lethal at the plate this season, posing a threat to any pitcher who dared to throw a strike her way. Because of her offensive dominance, Schaller — the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Division 1 player of the year — has been named the 2012 Leader-Telegram All-Area softball player of the year. In a tight competition, Schaller edged out Baldwin-Woodville's Abby Klopp —

a sophomore pitcher who recorded 281

strikeouts this season — the WFSCA Division 2 player of the year. "Evie is one of — if not the — best offensive player that has come through this program," Chi-Hi coach Jared Faherty said. "Her hitting speaks for itself. She hit more home runs this season than some entire teams hit. She came up for us every game and she made us feel good about our offensive attack." See SCHALLER, Page 3D



Up next: Brewers at White Sox, 7:10 p.m. today. TV: FS Wisconsin Radio: WATQ (106.7-FM).

Up next: Express at Green Bay Bullfrogs, 7:05 p.m. today. Online broadcast: .

Crew win pitchers' duel Express' slide continues By Andrew Seligman Associated Press CHICAGO — Zack

Greinke pitched threehit ball over nine innings, Rickie Weeks drove in the lone run with a single in the 10th and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 on Friday night. The Brewers finally pulled out a close win after



dropping five of their previous nine by one run, thanks to one dominant pitching

performance and one clutch hit. Aramis Ramirez led off the 10th by lining his second double of the game down the left-field line against Jesse Crain (1-1). Nyjer Morgan ran for him and advanced on a wild pitch before Weeks drove a single past diving third baseman Orlando Hudson to make it 1-0. See BREWERS, Page 2D

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Things continue to look dour for the Eau Claire Express. The road-tripping Express suffered another embarrassing defeat Friday night, dropping a 16-2 contest to the Green Bay Bullfrogs that pushed their season-long losing streak to five games.

It was the second consecutive game, and third time this season, Eau Claire has allowed an opponent to score more than 10 runs. All three of those games have come against the Bullfrogs. Errors again killed the Express, who committed six in the contest. Nick Bullington had two of Eau Claire's four

hits to pace the offense. Casey Gillaspie and Tim Zier each scored. Express starter Matt Trowbridge lasted four innings, giving up six runs on four hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Things went south in the fifth as Devin Moore allowed seven runs — two earned — on six hits. — Box score, Page 2D

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Making a big splash Latest NOAA survey vessel launched By CLINTON LANG

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MARINETTE — With a huge splash into the Menominee River on Saturday morning, the Reuben Lasker joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fleet of cutting-edge fisheries survey vessels. The 208-foot Lasker (FSV 6), was named after the late Dr. Reuben Lasker, a pioneering fisheries biologist, and was sponsored by his daughter Pamela Lasker. Several other Lasker family members, who had flown in from California for the christening and launch, celebrated along with a crowd of hundreds of "This is one Marinette Marine of the finest employees and their family shipyards in members when the United the ship hit the States." water. VADM TerChuck Goddard rance Etnyre, MMC president, CEO USN (Ret.), and Marinette Marine's VP of Marketing and Strategy, was master of ceremonies for the event, with ceremonial music provided by the Marinette High School Band. "It's been some time since we opened up the gates and let you come in and watch what we do — but it is the culmination of a lot hard work from very dedicated professionals here at Marinette Marine," Etnyre prefaced the launching ceremony for the state-of-the-art NOAA vessel. "I was in the Navy for 37 years, and I thought I'd never see workforce better than the sailors that I had the privilege to lead, but this workforce is every bit as good as that one, and in some ways exceeds it by leaps and bounds, and we ought to be very glad that we have these folks in the area supporting the ship." The mayors of Marinette, Menominee, and Peshtigo, along with Wisconsin State Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, were among the political dignitaries in atten-



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The Reuben Lasker splashes into the Menominee River Saturday at Marinette Marine Corp. The ship was sponsored by Pamela Lasker, the daughter of Reuben Lasker. The NOAA ship will support the NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center. (Color

MMC struggling to recruit recent grads ■ Shipbuilder is holding

program, which begins in July. While the for us," Marinette Marine President and company prefers homegrown talent, it may CEO Charles Goddard said. "We can easily widen its search. handle 100 or more hires out of high open 40 jobs for people A typical employee at the shipyard can schools in a year." from surrounding area earn $30,000 to $40,000 a year. Some But many students are attracted to earn more than $60,000 with overtime. other careers. The area has a low unemMARINETTE (AP) — A defense contrac- Yet, like many companies, Marinette ployment rate. And many parents are tor that's one of northern Wisconsin's Marine is struggling to persuade people to reluctant to encourage their children to largest employers is struggling to recruit enter the skilled trades, including welding, enter the skilled trades because they've recent high school graduates for some of pipefitting and electrical work. seen manufacturers cut jobs. the region's best-paying jobs. Each Navy littoral combat ship "It's a tough row to hoe because the bigMarinette Marine Corp. says it is hold- Marinette Marine makes takes about 40 ger issue is with the parents," said another ing open 40 positions in its training pro- months to build. The 10 ships under con- manufacturer, Mark Kaiser, president of gram for welders and other shipyard jobs, tract will keep the work going for nine to 12 Lindquist Machine Corp. in Green Bay. hoping to attract recent grads from the years, and longer if Marinette wins addi- Lindquist Machine offers its training area around Marinette and Menominee. tional ships in a new round of bids in 2016. program through Northeast Wisconsin The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reportThe company has added 600 jobs in the Technical College in Green Bay, and its ed Sunday that the company has reached past 12 months, and now has 1,400 training center is just 300 feet from the out to nine schools, but only seven recent employees. graduates have applied for the training Right now, the future looks "pretty rosy See JOBS, A3

A lot of country and a lot more fun Porterfield festival has another stellar year By DAN KITKOWSKI

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PORTERFIELD — The Porterfield Country Music Festival has a little something for everyone, even those who aren't true country fans. "To be honest, I'm not a country music fan," Scott Exworthy of Oconto admitted Sunday afternoon. "I come here because my wife (Tina) likes country music. But music is music. I sit back, listen to it, have a few beers with my friends. It's fun." One of his friends, Les Steffenhagen, also of Oconto, got hooked on country music because of his wife, Brenda. "I used to be a rock-and-roller," he said. "My wife is from Texas and she's into country music." The 30th annual festival concluded its four -day run Sunday evening at Green's Green Acres in Porterfield. While some, like Exworthy, were there for the atmosphere, others were targeting specific entertainers. Good morning,


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at this year's festival included Easton Corbin, Gloriana, Chris Cagle, The Bellamy Brothers and Confederate Railroad. Hank Green, who along with his wife Linda own the grounds where the event takes place, said he believes attendance was a little up from last year. "Saturday was the best (crowd)," he said. "When you have The Oak Ridge Boys and Easton Corbin, you're going to draw more people." Food vendors peddled everything from ribs on a stick to elephant ears. Merchants sold jewelry, cowboy hats and other western wear. Kevin Karph of Rhinelander operates Silver Nugget Traders, which has been a fixture at Porterfield for the past 26 years. "Porterfield is a nicely-run family event," he said. "We've always had a good time. We know a lot of people here, we've got a lot of good customers and we just enjoy comEagleHerald/Jody Korch ing back year after year." The Oak Ridge Boys perform Saturday night at the Porterfield Country Music Festival. The 30th annual Karph said his business sells event concluded Sunday night. (Color "a little bit of everything," includ"The Oak Ridge boys are awe- signed on two other occasions. relatively mild type of place. It's ing Australian outback hats, skull caps, body jewelry and various some," said Judi Freis, who was Mike Bloch, a Marinette native just something for everybody." with her sister, Joyce Gamlin, and who has lived in Manitowoc, Wis., Gail Kubec of Kewaunee, Wis., types of eyewear. He said his family-run mobile other relatives from the mid- for the past 30 years, was at his has been a regular at all but one of business goes to music and street Menominee County area. "The second Porterfield festival. Some the Hodag Festivals in festivals, along with motorcycle $400 that we spend, every dime of friends who have attended for Rhinelander, Wis. She started rallies, during the summer it was worth it just to see The Oak about a decade asked him to join coming to Porterfield about four months. He said there's really no Ridge Boys." the group last year. years ago and enjoys the event. difference between country music Freis also was excited to see "It's a family-oriented thing," "I like it," she said. "It's a little fans and motorcycle enthusiasts. John Conlee later on Sunday. She Bloch said. "You've got everyone smaller (than some festivals), not was hoping to have him sign a from little kids to people that are as crowded." baseball cap that he had already 70 to 80 years old out here. It's a Some of the other entertainers See FESTIVAL, A3


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Serendipitous. That's how Janesville sidewalk committee member Bob Yeomans describes the city's unexpected good fortune in finding a federal mediator to serve as the committee's volunteer chair. Members said Carol Tidwell is doing a fine job running a group that must deal with complex and emotional issues. Several also gave nods to other committee members, saying they were so far keeping their cool discussing what can be a contentious issue. Bill Olmsted Tom McDonald said that as chairwoman Tidwell must corral strong opinions on all sides. Carol Tidwell makes a point while "She does what she can do to balance those opinchairing aJanesville sidewalk comions and keep the meetings moving forward, which mittee meeting. Committee memwould be difficult for anyone," McDonald said. berssay Tidwell has been keyto the Turn to TIDWELL on Page 12A progress the group has made.

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The Milton City Council on Tuesday authorized city staff to draw up rules for a conditional-use permit process that residents would have to go through in order to keep a small number of chickens in their yard. Currently, the city does not allowbackyard chickens in residential areas, but in March a resident inquired about keeping chickens. The city's plan commission and the council had asked staff in May to research possible rules and recommendations on backyard chickens.

Traffic volume has risen to the top of criteria being considered by a new Janesville committee charged with helping decide who should have sidewalks in the city. Other criteria, in descending order of importance, include: ■ Connections to schools and bus routes. ■ Gaps in sidewalk networks. ■ Connections to retail or public facilities. ■ Population density and accident data. ■ Connections to the bike trail. ■ Connections to future development. Isolating and weighing criteria were the first major steps for the committee formed by the city council to study the city's seven-year sidewalk plan. The sideTurn to COMMITTEE on Page 12A

STATE • 4A-5A State halts bid process The state suspended consideration of bids for a new $15 million statewide student information system after learning that a Wisconsinbased company in the running had been offered tax breaks if it won the contract. The state Department of Administration suspended Tuesday's original due date for bids after learning that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation had made what it calls a "soft offer" of economic development assistance to Skyward contingent upon it winning the bid. The offer that has since been rescinded.

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Dan Lassiter/ Milton's Cinjin Xiong,18, works up a sweat Tuesday while practicing his dance moves with the dance group Stylez Unknown at Lower Courthouse Park in downtown Janesville. On its Facebook page, Stylez Unknown describes itself as `a group of midwestern hip-hop dancers who use their talents to positively influence the community and to teach the real meaning of hip-hop:Tuesday's heat did little to keep them from dancing. Temperatures reached 92 degrees, with a heat index of 94 degrees. Although it might have felt like a record, temperatures reached 100 degrees on June 19 in 1933 and 1953. Relief from the heat might seem as far away as those record-setting days. Weather on Page 11A.

Sisters' act: Nuns bring message to Janesville JANESVILLE

The Nuns on the Bus and Rep. Paul Ryan have something in common: They agree the country must do something to fight poverty. They just disagree about how. The Nuns on the Bus is a tour traveling to nine states to protest the budget that Ryan wrote and the House passed May 10. The tour began in Iowa on Sunday. It stopped in Ryan's hometown Tuesday. The nuns object to the Ryan budget's Dan Lassiter/ cuts in social services. Patti Emerson of Janesville holds up a sign greeting the Nuns on the Turn to NUNS on Page 11A Bus tour that stopped in downtown Janesville on Tuesday.


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LW program to offer credit for life, work Working adults, military veterans and others pursuing college degrees in the University of Wisconsin System will soon be able to get college credit for knowledge already gained through work or life experience. The UW flexible Degree program, announced Tuesday by Gov. Scott Walker and top UW System officials, is expected to begin as soon as this fall. It would make use of UW resources as well as a wealth of free online sources. There are about 700,000 Wisconsin adults who have some college credits but don't have degrees, according to the Indiana-based Lumina Foundation. This program is meant to help them complete their degrees without interfering with their work or family lives. Ray Cross, chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges &Extension, said the effort involves breaking down courses into small segments and Cross then giving credit to students as they complete each segment. "The emphasis with this program is not on teaching, it's on assessing and learning," said Cross, who is leading the initiative. "In a very simple way, what we're saying is we don't care where you learn it, we're going to assess whether you know it" and give credit accordingly. Most of the details, including the program's costs, are still being worked out. Cross said

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Catching up with a few happy endings is

too late to catch up with Andy Stenz on his walk across Wisconsin for the cause of clean water across the globe. He's done. But let's catch up, anyway — on his story, and a couple others. ooo Stenz, the 31-year-old Waukesha man who hoped to raise awareness and money for water systems in places without clean water, finished his 10-day, 225-mile trek from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan on ThursLaurel day night. About 60 Walker backers helped him The reunion celebrate the effort. "I think I expectof Norbert ed a level of pain, Goings and I met that level former of pain," he said elementary Friday morning. students had He's been suffering the desired from shin splints, and "it's going to effect hurt for a while." Stenz, a photographer, said the website dedicated to his cause (www. raised $20,000. He'll keep it up awhile, still aiming for $50,000. He appreciated the support he felt along the way and was lucky to have great weather, except for the opening day heater and a buggy, windless stretch near Lake Mills — his low point. So what's his next adventure? "I've always wanted to do something cross country," he said. "But it would have to be a drive." ooo Last Saturday's reunion of Norbert Going's former elementary students from the 19505 and '605 had the desired effect. "It gave me such an uplifting feeling that these kids — I call them kids because they were kids when I taught them — did this," said the 85-year-old retired teacher, who still lives in Cedarburg. About 40 former students of Going's when he taught at First Immanuel Lutheran School in Cedarburg showed up for the gathering organized by a few friends who fondly recalled Going. Students came from as far away as Australia, Ohio and Texas. Going said four had become teachers under his influence. "It made it a real happy day for me," he said. "I'll never forget it." Jean Tortomasi of Waukesha, one of the organizers, said it couldn't have gone better. "It was a great event," she said. • o It's been four years since the "China sisters" got together. Next month, a Brookfield couple will see that the bonds aren't broken. Jamie Settimi and Dennis Wolf


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Use of room taxes increases By TOM DAYKIN

The number of Wisconsin communities that collect taxes on hotel rooms and use the funds to promote their local tourism industry has steadily increased over several years, according to a new study. In 2010, 267 of Wisconsin's 1,851 municipalities had a room tax, according to the study by the Wiscon-

More communities turn to charges to promote tourism, study says sin Taxpayers Alliance. Just 73 communities had such a tax in 1987, the study said. From 1987 to 2010, an average of about eight new areas each year imposed room taxes. The highest

number of communities adding a room tax in one year occurred in 2007, when 21 started collecting taxes on people using hotel and motel rooms. In 2010, room tax collections from

the communities and the Wisconsin Center District, the agency created to operate the Frontier Airlines Center and other downtown Milwaukee convention facilities, totaled $68.4 million, an increase of more than 400 % from $12.6 million in 1987, according to the study. Those 2010 statewide room tax Please see HOTEL, 4B



Michael Terliczi (foreground) and Evan Vetrano, both 14 and from Wauwatosa, celebrate graduation from Christ King School in Wauwatosa by splashing their way down a water slide at Cool Waters Family Aquatic Park in Greenfield Park in West Allis. Much warmer weather is expected over the weekend, with high temperatures around 90 under mostly sunny skies.

2 pollution cases head to DOJ Both linked to sand mining industry By LEE BERGQUIST

For the first time, two pollution cases involving the booming sand mining industry in western Wisconsin have been referred to the state Department of Justice, officials said Friday.

One case involves large amounts of sediments that flowed into the St. Croix River in Burnett County in April. The other involves air pollution problems, and separately, a case in March in which massive amounts of mud cascaded down a hill into a stream and wetland in Trempealeau County. Western Wisconsin has attracted dozens of sand companies in the past two years. And while their

presence has been an economic boon for the region, there are also concerns about the environmental effects of these new surface mines. The facilities mine sand used for a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in other parts of the country, such as North Dakota's burgeoning oil patch. Fracking uses water, sand and chemicals under great pressure to extract oil and gas from deposits

that previously had been considered impossible to tap. The process has extracted new petroleum reserves but also raised concerns over the effect on local groundwater supplies. "It's an industry that has been growing by leaps and bounds, and keeping up with the (environmental) permits is going to be the key as to whether they can stay in compliPlease see POLLUTION, 4B

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After deadlock, it takes 4 votes to pick president

Supreme Court rules it's a condition of sentence



In an unusual turn of events, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents deadlocked Friday before choosing new leadership. The vote was framed around who could best navigate the state's political and economic environment, and who could best maintain the board's independence from political influence. Traditionally, the regents' vice president automatically moves up to become president, and the vote is a formality. Friday, current vice president Brent Smith and Regent Michael Falbo, who has close ties to the Republican Party, each won nine

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday said an Ellsworth woman, her car and her home could rightly be subject to search for guns any time by any law enforcement officer, even without cause or suspicion, as a condition of her extended supervision sentence for battery to an officer. "We hold that while the condition that the circuit court imposed on Rowan's extended supervision 'may impinge on constitutional rights,' it does not violate them," wrote Justice N. Patrick Crooks for the unanimous court. The court got the case in July after the Court of Appeals certified it as "a novel issue of statewide importance that is certain to recur." Tally Ann Rowan, 36, of Ellsworth

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Regina Millner, a new member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, speaks during Thursday's session. On Friday, after some debate, the regents selected a new president.

crashed her car while intoxicated in 2008, then threatened to shoot emergency workers who arrived at the scene to help her and to kill a police officer's family. At the hospital, she grabbed and injured a police officer's thumb as he tried to restrain her so she could be medicated. She had a handgun and ammunition in her car and also was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon. Rowan was convicted at trial of battery to a law enforcement officer and sentenced to 14 months' incarceration plus three years of extended supervision. The Supreme Court found that Pierce County Circuit Judge James Duvall had fashioned the condition to the particular facts of Rowan's case — that she had been violent; explicitly threatened the lives of police, medical staff and their families; had access to guns; and had threatened a judge while in jail. Please see SEARCH, 4B


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Repeat champions Swanson, Wondra win 5-mile Walleye By Doug Whiteley The Reporter

It was a year for repeats, but not a year for records. The temperature was already well into the 70s at of the start of the 33rd Annual Walleye Run in Lakeside Park; super for spectators, but too hot for runners. That didn't stop Josiah Swanson and Katie Wondra from winning their second consecutive 5-mile Walleye Run. Swanson, a 2011 Fond du Lac High School graduate, ran 25 minutes, 39 seconds for his second straight victory. "It was a good run," Swanson said. "I felt pretty good. With the heat I'm pretty happy with it." Swanson, who runs collegiately at Minnesota State University Mankato, where he took fourth in

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the conference and qualified for the national meet in the 5K, said he got out to a lead in the first 200 meters and never gave it up. David Smith of Stevens Point was runner-up in 26:45. Ken Cooper of Eden Prairie, Minn. was third (27:16) and Fond du Lac's Brett Bilitz was fourth (27:34). Mitchell Bilitz, last year's 5-mile runner-up to Swanson, came in fifth in 28:05, just one week after competing in the WIAA State Track & Field Meet in La Crosse where he finished seventh in the 3,200 and ninth in the 1,600. "After track this year, I decided to do every-other day run for active recovery," Bilitz said. "I was just trying lay off a little bit to avoid an injury. I

had a great track season, I was happy with it, so I was just trying to recover and get ready for next crosscountry season." Bilitz said he didn't enter with the intention of trying to beat Swanson. "He's said in California (recently) he ran under 25, so he's kind of in a league of his own," Bilitz said. His winning time was good, and better than last year's 26:14, but Swanson said the warm conditions made it difficult. "The heat really got to me," he said. "Last year, it was 55 and cool. This year it was just hot. The breeze helped out, but not enough." After running in four Walleyes and defending his championship, Swanson said he will certainly be back. "I want to congratulate (Club president) Brad

(Theyerl) and the Running Club on putting on a great event," Swanson said. "You get a lot of people to come here. There's always good competition and I look forward to it every year." Wondra won her second Walleye by more than a minute, clocking in at 31:54. "I trained a lot harder over the winter," said the 2005 Campbellsport High School graduate, who went on to an all-conference career at UWOshkosh. "I knew the heat was going to be a factor. My goal coming into it was to win consecutive years." Wondra said she separated herself early and didn't see a challenger in view when she glanced over her shoulder. "Towards the end (I Josiah Swanson crosses the finish line to win the 5-mile looked back) and I didn't Walleye Run on Saturday in Lakeside Park. It was Swansee anybody around, but son's second consecutive victory. (Patrick Flood/The ReSee 5-MILE Page C3


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Milwaukee Brewers starter Mike Fiers pitches to a San Diego Padres batter in the first inning Saturday in Milwaukee. (AP)


Ross Ohlendorf had a string relief outing and the San Diego Padres strung together four consecutive singles in a sixth-inning rally to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Saturday. The game followed a Friday night slugfest when the teams combined for six home runs. None were hit on a sweltering day in front of a capacity crowd at Miller Park. Ohlendorf (1-0), signed by the Padres on June 4, pitched 41/3 innings to earn

the victory. He gave up five hits, one earned run and struck out four as the Padres got their sixth road victory this Padres 5 year against Brewers 2 20 losses, the worst such record in the majors. Ohlendorf recorded two quick outs in the seventh before giving up consecutive singles. He gave way to Luke Gregerson, who retired Rickie Weeks on a line drive to center to end any chance of a Brewers rally. Huston Street pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his

fifth save. Mike Fiers (1-2), making his third start of the season for Milwaukee, allowed 10 hits and four earned runs in six innings. He walked one and struck out six. The Padres got to the 26year-old in the sixth when Chase Headley, Yonder Alonso and Cameron Maybin hit consecutive one-out singles to load the bases. John Baker followed with another single, a shot up the middle, to drive in two runs. Andrew Cashner, who had made 27 appearances out of the bullpen this season be-

fore being moved to the starting rotation, lasted just 2 1/3 innings, throwing 47 pitches. Milwaukee took the lead in the first when Norichika Aoki singled with one out. After Ryan Braun struck out, Aoki stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Aramis Ramirez walked and Weeks followed with a double. The Padres tied it in the third when Everth Cabrera singled, stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. He scored on two-out single by Logan Forsythe.

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John Thomas Kuehl (left), 3, is busy picking strawberries while his 17-month-old sister, Emma, is busy eating her harvest. The two were with their mother, Rachele Kuehl, at Basse's Taste of Country Farm Market in Colgate. From page 1


Early harvest draws pickers to fields droves of hungry pickers to local strawberry

fields to taste the fleeting season, and to make bucolic memories in wide-open spaces outside bustling cities. Here, old guys atop bright red Farman tractors hitched to hayracks haul families down a dirt path to neat rows of strawberries a short jaunt from a farm store, where fresh strawberry sundaes sell for $3. Little kids crouch between the rows of strawberry plants — popping big berries in their mouths with juice dribbling down their chins — as moms and grandmas pick fast to fill flats before attention spans snap. This year's strawberry season is so quick, it's peaking before many people know it's even started. What Mother Nature giveth, she taketh away. "Mother Nature is what it is," said Roger Basse, whose family owns and operates Basse's farm and market on county Highway Q. "Our problem is when we start early, a lot of people go by when school gets out, and they miss it," Basse said. "All our workers were still in school when the berries were ready this year. People weren't thinking it was berry season. And now that school's out, the season is almost over." The next crop — raspberries — is almost mature now, when strawberries most years would just be starting, Basse said. The Basses' strawberry crop is 40% to 50 % below average this year because of winter injury to older fields. There wasn't much snow cover to protect the dormant strawberry plants, and the plants were fooled into coming out of dormancy in January or February, when the mercury climbed to 60 degrees, he said. In early spring, Basse had to protect fields from late frost more nights than usual with the help of irrigation. When water freezes, it gives the plants a protective coat of ice. "For a while, I was thinking about planting cranberries instead," Basse said. As long as his customers can find red berries, and can pick enough to make freezer jam, it's all good. The farm also shortened picking hours to mornings-only to stretch the season. "It was a very nice crop — what we had," Basse said. "They're red all the way through, and they taste like a strawberry should taste."


Megan French of Colgate picks strawberries with her grandpa, John McMahon, 71, of Menomonee Falls. French turned 12 on Wednesday and was celebrating with what's become a birthday tradition. A dry June has made strawberry-ripening

a challenge. "Irrigating isn't the same as rainfall, so the berries are a little smaller," Basse said. Families start new traditions

But tradition is tradition. When the berries ripen, people come. Given the option of doing anything she wanted while waiting for her brother to finish basketball camp Wednesday morning, 8-year-old Chloe Lemoine chose to go to Basse's, where she and her mom had picked strawberries the day before. "I told her we could go to the mall to buy clothes — anything she wanted. But she wanted to come back for another strawberry sundae," said Chloe's mom, Christen Lemoine, of Colgate. Mary Beth Krause and her niece, Jessica Skrivanek, started a new tradition Wednesday with their young daughters because of their own childhood strawberry-picking memories. "It was a really fun thing to do when I was a kid, and it didn't hurt as much as it does now," Mary Beth Krause said, rubbing her back and smiling. "You have to make the time to do things like this," Skrivanek added. Skrivanek's daughter, Emma, 2, ate more berries than she contributed to the haul. "She was pulling leaves and squishing the berries at first," Skrivanek said.

Funny thing, though: Kids catch on quickly. Whenever 17-month-old Emma Kuehl of Waukesha popped a whole berry into her mouth, out popped the green stem a few seconds later, every bit of the red berry devoured. Emma's mom, Rachele, dressed the curly blond in a bright pink top for a reason. "The juice blends right in," she said. Kuehl and her friend, Jenny Stahl of Menomonee Falls, also were starting a new tradition in the berry patch with their kids. "My grandpa had a big strawberry and raspberry patch, and he would give me a big bucket to pick," Stahl said. "We'd come back with 10 berries." Not everyone brings kids to the berry patch. "We're nuns, and we love strawberries," said Sister Deanna Schroeder of the Divine Savior community in Milwaukee, who brought Sister Janice Hartman. The people-watching is great, Schroeder said. "It's fun to see the families and little kids in the field. They're so cute." For now, strawberries are a constant for a growing girl and her grandpa who mark birthdays together in a strawberry patch. When she becomes a teenager, and her priorities change — as priorities often do — Megan promises this priority will not change. "I like strawberries, and I get to spend time with my grandpa," the girl said.


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Panetta denies classified information on bin Laden raid was leaked

Founder suspends under-18 network

Movie producers sought assistance

plaint, Schmidt said he was 16 to gain access to the under-18 group, where the victim was online via BoyAhoy, a app aimed at gay men. They exchanged messages, and the victim sent Schmidt a photo of his genitals before they agreed to meet. Schmidt then picked up the boy in Muskego and drove him to Hales Corners Park, where a woman walking her dog noticed them engaging in sexual conduct and called police. An officer confronted Schmidt and the boy as they emerged from a secluded area of the park. The other cases involved a 37-year-old Ohio man charged with raping a 13-year-old girl he met while posing as a teenager on, and a missing 12-year-old California girl found with a 24-year-old man after her mother found messages on the girl's cellphone. was founded in 2007, according to its website. "Life is short, you are busy and people are having fun without you right now. So start Skouting and find your party, anytime, anywhere," reads the company's slogan. In 2011, it claimed 5 million members. In April, it attracted a TIP FOR PARENTS $22 million The suspension of investment from a ma- should alert parents to monjor Silicon itor everything their chilValley ven- dren do with technology, said ture capital Eric Szatkowski, a state Defirm. partment of Justice special App users agent on the Internet Crimes can enter Against Children task force. the age and gender ofthe Service providers generally kind of peo- allow parents to set all kinds of ple they'd restrictions and even get coplike to meet, ied on text messages, he said. then find out other users who are on within a certain radius of the user's location, usually within walking distance, and send them messages, photos and virtual gifts. Recipients can choose to respond or not. Though intended for adults, was attracting many younger users, and about a year ago, the company launched a service for those younger than 18 with even more safeguards, security and monitoring for inappropriate language and images, according to Wiklund's blog. As of Wednesday afternoon, nearly 900 people had posted comments on Wiklund's announcement that he was shutting down the teen community, most lamenting the loss and complaining that they suddenly have no way of contacting friends. Wiklund told The New York Times that he learned of the three criminal cases from local news reports, and that reached out to the law enforcement agencies involved to offer any help it could. Schmidt's case was first reported by Muskego Patch on Saturday. He is free on $5,000 bail. His attorney, Jonathan LaVoy of Brookfield, said Wednesday he was unaware the case was now part of a national news story. He said he had no comment on the case ahead of preliminary examination. Eric Szatkowski, a state Department of Justice special agent assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children task force, hasn't seen a case involving before but assumed the site was being misused. "I've been saying for about a dozen years now, that as every piece of digital technology hits the market, a predator is going to find a way to use it to go after kids," Szatkowski said, starting with chat rooms, then social networks to online gaming and live webcam services such as Skype. He found the location-based aspect of mobile apps such as of particular concern. "Can someone hang out at Summerfest and just troll from there? Can you imagine State Fair? Noah's Ark at the Dells? It's frightening," he said. Szatkowski said the suspension should be a wake-up call to parents about carefully monitoring everything their children do with technology. "There are tools out there, but parents seem so behind the technology eight-ball at times," he said.

Washington — Disputing allegations by some Republican lawmakers, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta denied Wednesday that any classified information or material was given to the Hollywood producers of a planned film about the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden



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in Pakistan last year. Panetta, who previously headed the CIA, told the defense subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee that film director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal were given the same kind of access as other Americans who seek help from the Pentagon. "I can assure you, I've asked the question," Panetta said. "In this instance, no one, nobody released any information that was unautho-

rized." Panetta said the Pentagon has an office that "almost every day deals with people that want to do something about, you know, either a movie or a book or an article or something related to our defense. And we want to make sure that the information that they do use is accurate. And we do assist them with regards to the accuracy of that information." Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and some others have con-

tended that the Obama administration jeopardized national security by cooperating too closely with Bigelow and Boal, who won Academy Awards for their 2008 film "The Hurt Locker" when they visited Washington last year to research the bin Laden raid. The issue has become more sensitive since Attorney General Eric Holder assigned two federal prosecutors last week to investigate if administration officials leaked classified

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information. King said documents obtained last month under the Freedom of Information Act by a conservative activist group, Judicial Watch, showed that the filmmakers received "extremely close, unprecedented and potentially dangerous collaboration" from the Obama administration. The documents do not indicate any release of classified information, however, and administration officials have denied any such leaks.

The pair were given unusual access to CIA officials, however. They met with senior officials, including the head of the Counter Terrorism Center, who is undercover. And they were shown a secure room at CIA headquarters where some planning for the bin Laden raid took place, the documents show. A CIA spokesman said the room was empty when they visited. The film is scheduled to be released after the November election.

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Cyclist faces new doping charges

they calculated the charge of $10,046. They also would add copying costs of 25 cents per page. In 2010, the Journal Sentinel attempted to do an audit of two weeks of crime reports. The Police Department, which had produced 100 copies of incident reports for free, then sent the newspaper a letter saying the cost to obtain the additional 750 reports would be more than $4,500 and would take police more than nine months to produce. The Journal Sentinel challenged that as a violation of open records law, arguing that it doesn't allow government agencies to charge for redacting records and that such fees would effectively close the records to the public. The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments in April and is expected to rule on the case by the end of June. Without direct access to these records, the Journal Sentinel obtained crime incident data the Police Department submitted each month to the state Office of Justice Assistance through an open records request. The state office compiles and reports crime numbers from police departments across Wisconsin to the FBI through its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. That incident data was cross-referenced with the Milwaukee County district attorney's office case management database for the same period. Using this approach, the newspaper was able to review about 20 % of the police incidents reported. The agencies charged less than $20 for those public records. The only way to fully audit the Milwaukee police crimereporting numbers would be to review all the paper incident reports to determine whether those crimes were properly classified. Inaccuracies unmentioned

Flynn criticized the Journal Sentinel investigation into misreported crime numbers Wednesday during a hastily called 21-minute news conference at the Police Administration Building. "I don't need to make up numbers to prove my cops are having an impact on the


Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn addresses the media regarding a Journal Sentinel investigation into his department's crime codes. For a video of the news conference, go to

quality of life and the level of violence in our neighborhoods," he said. "And we're going to continue to move forward to refine both our crime-fighting tactics as well as our reporting systems so we can do the best that we can to both deploy our resources accurately and report as accurately as we can to the general public what progress is being made." He said the Journal Sentinel is "being intellectually dishonest" in its coverage of the issue. "We're not engaged in a campaign of denial here," he said. "We admit that we are a complicated bureaucratic institution, and we admit that mistakes get made by human beings from time to time." Asked if he would quickly release the rest of the data and not charge more than $10,000, he replied: "Your job is to get the taxpayer to fund your attempt to make stories. Well, guess what, when it costs us thousands of dollars to feed you, we don't think your allegedly for-profit enterprise should get that stuff for free. Now, I don't think that's a bad thing to do. I don't think the taxpayers need to underwrite you." Pressed on the issue, he abruptly ended the news conference. During his news conference and an earlier radio interview, Flynn also criticized the newspaper for not looking back at years of data to see how long the misreporting of crimes had been occurring. The Police Department has not provided the necessary records for such an analysis. Flynn did not mention any inaccuracies in the reports. Journal Sentinel Editor Martin Kaiser said the newspaper stands by its investigation and called on Flynn to open up more records. "Since our first story on the city's flawed crime statis-

Armstrong signals seven for his seventh straight win in the Tour de France in 2005.

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tics ran in May, neither Chief Flynn nor any member of his department has cited any inaccuracies in our investigation," Kaiser said. "Rather, they have acknowledged errors and now admit crime codes are being changed by hand to inappropriately downgrade serious assaults in a manner that avoids scrutiny by the state and FBI." Offenses such as homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and theft are considered Part 1 crimes by the FBI. Police and public officials use those numbers to measure a community's crime rate. Lesser crimes, known as Part 2 crimes, include simple assault, criminal damage to property and petty theft. They are reported to the state and FBI but not counted in a law enforcement agency's official crime rate. Errors in crime classification don't change how cases are handled by prosecutors. Records indicate many of the perpetrators were convicted of their crimes. Unlike the data sent to the state and FBI, police incident reports sent to prosecutors included a narrative that provided accurate details about weapons, threats and injuries. The 500 misreported cases found in 2011 alone are enough that Flynn would have been announcing a 1.1% increase in violent crime in February, instead of a 2.3 % decline from the reported 2010 numbers, which also include errors. While Flynn has touted a 21% overall drop in crime on his watch during the past four years, the Milwaukee County district attorney's office charged only 2.6 % fewer felony cases during the same period Flynn became the first Milwaukee police chief in 27 years to have his contract renewed in October, receiving a second four-year term.

Former cyclist faces new doping charges

EARLY LIFE ■ Born 1971, in Plano, Texas ■ Wins Iron Kids Triathlon at age 13 CYCLING CAREER ■ 1991: U.S. amateur champion ■ 1992: Turns professional ■ 1993: World champion ■ 1993,'95: Wins stages in Tour de France ■ 1995,'96: Wins Tour DuPont ■ 1996-'97: Testicular cancer spreads to lungs, brain; has surgery, chemotherapy ■ 1998: Returns to racing; establishes cancer research foundation, junior race series ■ 1999-2005: Wins Tour de France a record seven times ■ 2005: Retires to focus on Lance Armstrong Foundation, a group that supports cancer patients ■ 2009: Returns to Tour de France, finishes third ■ 2010: Competes in the Tour but finishes 23rd, announces second retirement; Floyd Landis, who had ridden with Armstrong on several Tours, alleges Armstrong used banned substances; Landis lost his 2006 Tour title for positive drug tests ■ 2011: Tyler Hamilton, another of Armstrong's teammates, says they both used banned substances on the 1999 Tour; Armstrong denies all the allegations ■ February 2012: federal prosecuters drop 2-year investigation of Armstrong ■ June 2012: U.S. Anti-Doping Agency brings formal charges against Armstrong that could take away his seven Tour titles Source: , AP, MCT BBC, MCT Photo Service

included evidence dating back to 1996. It also included the new charge that Armstrong blood samples taken in 2009 and 2010 are "fully consistent with blood manipulation including EPO use and/or blood transfusions." Armstrong came out of his first retirement to race in the Tour de France those two years. Armstrong, who was in France while training for a triathlon, issued a statement dismissing the latest allegations as "baseless" and "motivated by spite." Popular, and polarizing

Even though he last won the Tour seven years ago, Armstrong remains a popular — if polarizing — figure, partly because of his charity work for cancer patients. Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996. The letter also said the agency was bringing doping charges against Johan Bruyneel, manager of Armstrong's winning teams; team doctors Pedro Celaya and Luis Garcia del Moral; team trainer Pepe Marti; and consulting doctor Michele Ferrari. Cycling's governing body, the International Cycling Union, which collected the 2009 and 2010 samples cited in the agency's letter, said it was not involved in the antidoping group's investigation. According to the letter, more than 10 cyclists as well as team employees will testify they either saw Armstrong dope or heard him tell them he used the blood booster EPO, blood transfusions, testosterone and cortisone from 1996 to 2005. Armstrong won the Tour de France every year from 19992005. During their investigation, federal prosecutors subpoenaed Armstrong supporters and ex-teammates to testify in Los Angeles. One of the most serious accusations came during a "60 Minutes" interview when former teammate Tyler Hamilton said he saw Armstrong use EPO during the 1999 Tour de France and in preparation for the 2000 and 2001 tours. Early in the criminal in-


Lance Armstrong waits for the start of the Ironman Panama 70.3. triathlon in February in Panama City, Panama.

vestigation, Armstrong attorney's accused the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of offering cyclists a "sweetheart deal" if they would testify or provide evidence against Armstrong. In a letter to the U.S. AntiDoping Agency last week, Armstrong attorney Robert Luskin noted that the agency's chief executive officer, Travis Tygart, participated in witness interviews with federal investigator Jeff Novitzky during the criminal probe. In Armstrong's defense

"It is a vendetta, which has nothing to do with learning the truth and everything to do with settling a score and garnering publicity at Lance's expense," Luskin wrote. Armstrong has until June 22 to file a written response to the charges. The case could ultimately go before an arbitration panel to consider evidence. The agency's letter said in that case a hearing should be expected by November. Armstrong, maintaining his innocence, said in his statement: "I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one. . . . Any fair consideration of these allegations has and will continue to vindicate me."

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Democrats were not the only losers in Tuesday's election. The state's recall process — utilized 15 times in less than a year — also received a resounding "thumbs down" by voters who felt the political mechanism had been abused. Gov. Scott Walker soundly defeated Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the historic recall, winning by 7 percentage points. And while Republicans considered the win an affirmation of Walker's policies, leaders from both parties on Wednesday agreed the results also proved to be a repudiation of recall as a political tool. "The costs both in time and expense of a recall election did not go unnoticed in Green County," said Gary Luhman, chairman of the Green County Republican Party. "I believe that also had an impact in how people voted." Luhman said he was surprised by the outcome in his southern Wisconsin county, which in 2010 was only "lukewarm" about Walker and ended up tipping slightly to Barrett. Fully 60 percent of statewide voters believed recall elections should be used only in the case of malfeasance or criminal activity, according to exit polls conSee RECALL, Page A5

UW regents approve 5.5 percent tuition hike By Dinesh Ramde Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Thition in the University of Wisconsin System will rise by several hundred dollars next academic year, after the Board of Regents voted Thursday to accept the maximum 5.5 percent rate hike. The increase applies to all 13 of the system's four-year colleges, as well as its 13 twoyear campuses. All students — in-state and out-of-state —who attend UWMadison, the system's largest campus, will pay an extra $431

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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012

"It was time to revive if not just for pleasure's sake

that classic Victorian clown."

— Tim Tegge, star of the upcoming Al. Ringling Theatre show "Clown Around."

Man faces battery charge Burnette accused of choking girlfriend and pulling her hair By Ed Zagorski News Republic


Tim Tegge applies his clown face outside his Baraboo home Monday. Although the process normally takes a half-hour, Tegge will try to complete it in a matter of minutes on stage during his "Clown Around" show scheduled Friday at the Al. Ringling Theatre.

Tegge's show a culmination of 50 years of mirth By Tim Damos

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im Tegge is a clown on a mission. After 50 years dishing out laughs on circus tours, he finally has gotten a show of his own. And he hopes to make it go the distance. Clown Around — a collage of routines that includes audience participation-based comedy and a revival of the "Victorian clown" — will make its debut Friday night at the Al. Ringling Theatre in Baraboo. Tegge wants to take people back to the days when clown performances were more intimate, before they moved to large venues and used more silent, prop-based, comedy. In those days, the clowns talked more and even told jokes. "My passion for clowning and for circus history got me thinking it was time to take a step or two back," Tegge said. "It was time to revive — if not just for pleasure's sake — that classic Victorian clown:' The show not only gives the audience a glimpse at a historic

Fourth Ave., Baraboo. • Tickets: $10 for adults; $8 for children older than age 3.

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form of clowning seldom seen anymore, it provides a behindthe - scenes look at the classic art form. During the first portion of Tegge's show, he transforms on stage from ordinary man to clown. The process typically takes a half-hour, but Tegge has whittled it down to a 7-minute segment that includes unexpected twists. Although there will be plenty

of laughs for children, most of the humor in Clown Around is geared toward adults, Tegge said. The show will feature Baraboo teen performer and juggler Mercury McCarthy, who recently served as Tegge's assistant in a magic show that toured the Midwest for two weeks with the Jose Cole International Circus. Also featured will be Andrew and Lynette Baerlocher of Baraboo, who will debut their

magic routine. Tegge said he has a passion for helping others realize their performance dreams. "It's very infectious," Tegge said, adding that his goal is to take the Clown Around show on tour. "It can bite you, and if it does, you start looking to chase circuses. You become very intrigued by it." Al. Ringling Theatre Executive Director Brian Heller said he's excited about the one-night only performance. "It sort of harkens back to the early days in the theater when Vaudeville was around," Heller said. "It's sort of reminiscent of that era!'

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Fire destroys Portage family's home, business By Lyn Jerde and Ken Leiviska Capital Newspapers

PORTAGE — Tara Norland stood near the ruins of what used to be her home and business Monday afternoon. She couldn't hold back the tears. The Sunday afternoon fire that devastated the building at 101 W. Cook St. had been extinguished, but the smell of smoke permeated the clothes, skin and hair of anyone who spent even a few moments Monday standing near the corner of Cook and DeWitt streets in downtown Portage. On the building's second floor, Norland lived with her mother, Cecilia Lasse, and her 15-year-old brother, Jordan Lasse. On the ground floor, Norland and Cecilia Lasse operated Flirt, a women's formal apparel shop with an inventory including prom dresses and bridal Please see FIRE, page 10


Onlookers check out the remnants of a fire at 101 West Cook St. in Portage on Monday while tenants clean out personal items and Portage Fire Department members inspect the building.

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A Baraboo man is being held in Sauk County jail after police say he allegedly pulled his girlfriend down a hallway by her hair and then choked her. Delmarcus M. Burnette, 28, made his initial appearance in Sauk County Circuit Court via a video link from the jail Monday. He was ordered held on $1,000 cash bail after being charged with battery, criminal Burnette damage to property and disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors. If convicted, he faces up to one year and nine months in prison and a fine of $21,000. According to a criminal complaint, a Baraboo police officer was dispatched to a disturbance at Burnette's home Thursday. The alleged victim told the officer that she and Burnette had gotten into an argument over a photograph on his cell phone. Please see CHARGED, page 10

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest By Ed Zagorski News Republic

A traffic stop for an equipment violation turned into a substantial drug bust for Baraboo police Saturday afternoon. At 4:47 p.m. Sunday, police stopped a car at Lynn Avenue and South Boulevard after noticing the driver had plastic covering his driver's-side window. "The officer who made the stop knew the driver is required to have safety glass, and not plastic taped to the Seiler door," Baraboo Police Chief Mark Schauf said. "A driver must be able to roll down his or her window to safely signal to other drivers when making a turn. It was a good observation by the officer to stop this car?' Schauf said the officer used the department's drug dog to inspect the car. Please see BUST, page 10






GALLERY Creative crew Spooner fifth-graders compete in DI Globals competition in Knoxville, Tenn.

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ON THE WEB spooneradvocate .com

BY FRANK ZUFALL The Spooner City Council on Wednesday, June 6, approved a new 5K race for Friday, August 3, during Jack Pine Savage Festival. The Savage Dash or 5K Mud Run will begin at the city's Railroad Park, north of Hwy. 70 and between the railroad tracks and Roundhouse Road, and runners will travel east over city and Johnson family property. Obstacles, including mud, are a feature of the race. Leslie Gudmunsen and Kari Pierce of the Jack Pine Savage Committee said the National Guard unit in Spooner had worked with the committee to develop 10 to 12 obstacles for the race. "Kari and myself have done snowshoe races, running races, and last summer we participated in what is called the Warrior Dash, a 5K obstacle course like this at Afton Alps," said Gudmunsen. "They had a

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two-day event and had waves leaving every half hour with 600 people in them. It's kind of the new trend. People like running, but they like something a little bit more." Gudmunsen said the goal for the first year is 300 participants but more could attend because of marketing efforts including distributing 5,000-plus rack cards and posting information on running websites in the Twin Cities and Duluth. "Gabe, did you get our registration in?" Alderman James Dohm jokingly asked Alderman Daryl Gabriel. "And you want me to lead the event," added Mayor Gary Cuskey. "In a costume, because we will have a costume contest," said Leslie. "In a four-wheeler," responded Gabriel, kidding the mayor. "It sounds like a great event, sounds like a lot of fun," said Cuskey. "It's nice that

Washburn County BY FRANK ZUFALL Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker, survived a historic recall election Tuesday, June 5, from Democrat challenger and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by winning 53 percent of the vote to Barrett's 46 percent. Walker received 1,331,076 votes to Barrett's 1,158,337, a gap of 172,739. Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch also survived the recall, earning 53 percent of the vote, 1,296,916, to Democrat challenger Mahlon Mitchell's 47 percent or 1,150,991 votes. In four state Senate recall races, Republicans kept control of three seats and lost one: the District 21 seat went to Democrat John Lehman who defeated incumbent Republican Van Wanggaard by 36,255 votes to 35,476. With Lehman's win, the Democrats now have a one-seat majority in the Senate.



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BY FRANK ZUFALL The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources needs to issue more than 500 permits for the scheduled Gray Wolf hunt that begins October 15, lower the fee for residents from $100, and start the season later when wolf pelts are more desirable and the risk of dogs stepping into a wolf trap are less, according to the input from attendees of the first-ever wolf hunt public hearing, held on Wednesday night, June 7, at Spooner High School Auditorium. There for the first public hearing in the state to respond to a DNR proposal for the 2012 wolf hunt were Bill Vander Zouwen, DNR wildlife biologist supervising all the game specialists for the state; Adrian Wyderven, DNR mammal ecologist; and Brad Koele, urban wildlife and wildlife damage specialist, Bureau of Wildlife Management, DNR. Vander Zouwen stressed some features of the wolf hunt were set legislatively already and oth-

ers were still in the process of being formulated with public input until approved at the July 17th Natural Resources Board meeting. The dates of the wolf hunting and trapping season — October 15 until the end of February — and the fee — $10 application fee, and then $100 for residents and $500 for non-residents — are set. Other legislative features signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker in April include: • License and application fees to totally fund wolf depredation costs, and when costs exceed funds, payments will be prorated. • License can be transferred to another hunter 15 days before season begins. • One-half of the licenses will be issued randomly, and the other half will be issued on a preference system. • Up to six dogs may be used after nine-day deer season to track and trail wolves. • Night hunting is allowed after nine-day deer season. Lights can only be used at point of kill. • Cable restraints can be used for trapping.


• Baiting is allowed, but no meat-based products can be used. • Kill must be reported within 24 hours. • Harvest levels and quotas to be set by DNR. • Zones and season can be closed when harvest levels or quotas are reached. Some draft rules for public feedback include: • Allowing hunters to pursue wolves in any zone not closed. • The number of wolves to be killed. • Number of permits issued. • Establishment of zones. • Baiting restrictions. • Size of foothold traps (under 7 inches). • Deadlines for reporting kills and registration. • Restrictions on night hunting. Wyderven said based on last winter's count approximately 815 wolves are in Wisconsin. In 1999 the DNR set a management goal of 350 SEE WOLVES, PAGE 3A


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Pit bull attack gives man severe wounds

shootings occurred within 35 minutes of each other.

A pit bull leaped from a second-story balcony, attacked a dog and then the dog's owner, who suffered bites to his face, arms, legs and torso that will require surgery, Milwaukee police said. A couple were walking their dog about 5 p.m. Saturday in the 4200 block of W. Capitol Drive when the attack occurred. The bite victim was a 55year-old man who came to the defense of his pet and wrestled the pit bull off his dog, police said. "Responding officers located the pit bull and shot at the dog two times with a shotgun, killing the pit bull," according to an email from police. Police said they are attempting to find the pit bull's owner.

Motorcyclist strikes pole, dies in Randall

A motorcyclist from Gurnee, Ill., died in Kenosha County on Saturday afternoon after his bike left County Highway W and struck a utility pole. The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department said the 50-year-old man's name has not yet been released. Alcohol played a role in the crash, according to the preliminary investigation, said sheriffs Sgt. Steve Beranis. The accident occurred about 4 p.m. near County Highway CK in the Town of Randall, in the Wilmot area near the Illinois border. Police look for suspect in Sheboygan death

Boy,16, dies after jumping from pier

A 16-year-old boy died Sunday after jumping from a pier into Quarry Lake Park in Racine County. The boy, whose name was not released, was at the park with friends who were jumping off a pier on the south side of the lake. When the boy didn't resurface, his friends called 911 at 7:09 p.m., according to the Racine County Sheriff's Department. Divers retrieved his body from the lake around 7:40 p.m. He was later pronounced dead at Wheaton Franciscan Health Care Center in Racine. 4 Saturday shootings unrelated, police say

Milwaukee police said early Sunday that none of the four shootings early Saturday morning were related, based on the department's investigation so far. The shootings injured five men, two of them critically, early Saturday morning, the Journal Sentinel reported online Saturday. Three of the

Sheboygan police said Sunday they are searching for a known suspect in the shooting death Saturday night of a 24-year-old Sheboygan man. Police had little to say about the circumstances, but said the victim and the shooter knew each other. The slaying happened in a house on the city's south side near 9th and Broadway streets about 7 p.m. The Sheboygan Press had additional details from police and residents. A resident of the area told the paper that two women and a man were taken into custody after police surrounded the south side block about 8 p.m. The witness said at least nine squad cars lined the block and officers had their weapons drawn. Police said the victim died at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, where he had been flown by Flight for Life after first being transported to St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.

boy drowned Saturday while swimming at Silver Lake. Blake A. Lieders was swimming with friends when they noticed he was in distress. Rescue attempts were made. The drowning happened shortly before 5 p.m. between the east public landing to the lake and Fox Tail Point. Romney heads to Iowa after Janesville

Mitt Romney will follow up Monday morning's planned bus-tour stop at a Janesville manufacturing plant with a boat ride on the mighty Mississippi. His campaign said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee will board the Spirit of Dubuque for a boat tour in Dubuque, Iowa, then hold a rally at a park there. In Janesville, Romney plans to speak Monday morning from a loading dock at Monterey Mills, a leading maker of fabric for paint rollers. He is expected to be joined by Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis). Warm March ruins Door County cherry supply Fish Creek — Door Coun-

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ty in northeastern Wisconsin ranks among the country's top cherry producers. But this year's crop could be the pits. Bob Lautenbach of Lautenbach's Orchard in Fish Creek says this is the worst year he's ever experienced, and his family has grown cherries all his life. He told WLUK-TV the 2012 cherry crop in Door County has all but failed. He says the county would normally produce about 8 million to 10 million pounds, but this year the prediction is about half a million pounds. That's because the warm March woke up the trees early, but several nights of frost then killed off the buds.

Waushara County sheriff s officials confirmed Sunday that a 16-year-old Fond du Lac

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Whale of a milestone Museum adds 10,000th piece


By ANTHONY HOLLOWAY Stevens Point Journal

Stevens Point The Museum of Natural History at the University of WisconsinStevens Point is home to some 400,000 specimens varying from fossilized plants from South Dakota to a mammoth tooth found in Plover. The museum, the only one in the UW System other than Madison, recently hit a milestone when it added a pygmy sperm whale skull making it the 10,000th item in the mammal collection, said Ray Reser, museum director. The 11 collections start with as few as seven specimens but go to as many as 217,000, Reser said. "It's always really cool to break that 10,000 mark on any collection," said Reser, who is also the curator for the archaeological collection. University of Wisconsin—



Stevens Point biology professor Chris Yahnke is the curator for the mammalogy and ornithology collections. He said the volume of the collections is significant for an area the size of Stevens Point and for the university because it provides a lot of research opportunities for students. Besides using the specimens as teaching tools for college courses, there are currently between 250 and 300 school districts in central and northern Wisconsin that come to the museurn for field trips, Reser said. There is no charge for the public or schools to visit the museum, which is in the University of WisconsinStevens Point library. The pygmy sperm whale skull came to the museum from a trade with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. University of WisconsinStevens Point alumnus Ryan Stephens orchestrated it through a connection he established during a 2008 fellowship at the Smithsonian. The skull, Stephens said,



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was an interesting addition because whales aren't something found anywhere near the state, so it gives students a chance to examine a specimen from outside the area. When he returned to the museum, he said he also brought a lot of research knowledge back with him. One thing Stephens started doing was taking more tissue samples of items brought to the museum. Stephens said a lot of the specimens come from the community, but the museurn has items from all over the world. Most of the specimens are kept in a 25,000-square-foot storage vault on campus, Reser said, bolstering the second-largest collection in the state. With such large collections, Stephens said the museum also aims to be a resource for the community. "Museums are really important because they act like a library," he said. "If someone wants to know if something is from the area, they can go into a museum and find out."

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Officials hope to reverse upward trend in Wisconsin traffic deaths Fatalities rise 14% in first five months of 2012 By NICOLE LEVY

When Jennifer Lynn Borges, 43, died of asphyxiation under her rolled-over vehicle in February in the Town of Ashford, she was likely drunk and definitely not wearing her seat belt, says her ex-husband, Thomas Borges.

The father of her three children admitted that he, too, has driven drunk. He said he'd learned a lesson from his ex-wife's fatal single-car accident in Fond du Lac County: "Wear your seat belt and don't drive drunk." For Wisconsinites, Borges' advice is timely. Traffic fatalities statewide are up about 14 % this year, a trend that Wisconsin officials are working to reverse. As of May 31, 203 people had died in

Wisconsin traffic crashes in 2012 — more than the 178 fatalities recorded in the first five months of 2011, a record low for the last decade. "We thought we were making good progress," said AAA spokeswoman Pam Moen, citing the historically low annual totals of statewide traffic fatalities in 2009, 2010 and 2011. "This year so far is not off to a good start comparatively." As of Friday, the traffic toll had reached 210.

DO YOUR PART How to eliminate preventable road deaths? The age-old tips come down to self-discipline: ■ Buckle up ■ Don't drive under the influence ■ Eliminate distractions such as texting ■ Don't speed

Moen attributed the spike in traffic-related deaths to two factors: an increase in the number of drivers on the road and irresponsible driving behavior. Unseasonably mild weather this winter has seen "more people out on the roadways than a typical winter would have seen," Moen said. Motorcyclists have been especially active in 2012, and Wisconsin AAA records

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Regional tax levies show dip Drop is 1st in a decade; property values also down By LARRY SANDLER


Paul Zasadny sits in one of the giant wooden structures he built out of logs and branches in the woods on the east side of the Milwaukee River. He does not own the land but has spent years building the "nests."

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Street vendor builds hidden shelters for singing, meditation By CROCKER STEPHENSON

aul Zasadny's straw-colored hair is long and tangled and sprouts along the edges of an other wise perfectly bald pate. He wears a yellow knit tam on which he's sewn a smiley face. He's been wearing the tam for so long that it has settled in and become part of what you would expect to see when you see Paul Zasadny. When he removes it, the effect is disconcerting. It's as if he's taken off a wig. Zasadny, who is 39 and has lived in Milwaukee for 20 years, sells flowers and tams up and down Brady St. Also buttons: peace signs and smiley faces. He considers himself heir to the throne left vacant by the death of street vendor Frank Pecoraro, better known to east siders as the cooler-toting, slightly dodgy but nonetheless beloved "Pepperoni Cannoli Guy." "The torch has been passed unto me," he says.


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Priest put on leave A Waukesha priest has been put on administrative leave just two weeks before he was scheduled to retire because allegations surfaced that he sexually abused a minor three decades ago, Milwaukee Archdiocese officials announced over the weekend. 7A


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North of Brady is Caesar's Park, named after Caesar Paikowski, a county probate clerk who decades ago, for the benefit of the kids in the neighborhood, would celebrate the Fourth of July by tossing $15 to $25 worth of pennies into a wading pool on the east side of the Milwaukee River. The pool is gone, but the park remains — a patch of mowed grass and garlic mustard on the east side of the pedestrian bridge that crosses the river where the North Ave. dam used to be. The woods thicken quickly on county-owned land north of the park, and it is there that Zasadny, without commission but in response to an inner stirring, has spent two years building a hidden village of odd structures he calls nests. 000 "Fort Phoenix," Zasadny says on a recent morning. His spreads his arms. His mother, Charlotte Wright, who lives in Cary, Ill., is visiting, and Zasadny is giving her a tour. Behind him is a circular structure, maybe 25 feet Please see NESTS, 6A



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Southeastern Wisconsin property tax levies declined for the first time in at least a decade, partly because of new state limits on local taxes, according to a report being released Monday. Regional property values also dropped, for the third straight year, according to the annual study by the Public Policy Forum, a nonpartisan think tank. Total property taxes levied by all local governments and school districts in the seven-county area combined dipped 0.3 % , to $3.9 billion, for 2012, with levies rising only in Milwaukee and Racine counties, the study says. Much of the decline was related to a new state budget provision that limited local government tax levy increases to the value of new construction and that froze school district revenue, the report says. Those limits were pushed through by Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans who controlled the Legislature. But falling property values also contributed to holding down taxes, said Rob Henken, president of the policy forum. Total property values dropped 2.4 % , to $178.2 billion, in 2011, led by a 2.3 % decline in residential property values, the report found. Of the 11 WisconPlease see TAXES, 6A

Europe rescues Spanish banks $125 billion bailout may buy time to solve other crises, calm markets By PAUL WISEMAN and PETER SVENSSON Associated Press

Washington—A $125 billion plan to rescue Spain's banks won't solve Europe's debt crisis or ease the pain of double-digit unemployment across the continent. But it is likely to calm financial markets and buy time for European policy-makers to work with other weak economies threatening the stability of the 17 "We still have some countries that use the euro. Europe still has plenty of pretty fundamental troubles to address in the problems to solve." three other countries that Nicolas Veron, have received financial help senior fellow at the Bruegel — Greece, Portugal and Ire- think tank in Brussels land. In Greece, voters could elect a government next week that will refuse to live up to the terms ofthe country's $170 billion rescue package. Portugal is combating a toxic combination of high debt and 15% unemployment. Ireland is cleaning up a banking mess a lot like Spain's. Then there's Italy, the eurozone's thirdlargest economy, where government debt is piling up as the economy stagnates. "We still have some pretty fundamental problems Please see BANKS, 6A





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City can save an estimated $9 million in 10 years By Sarah Pryor Freeman Staff

NEW BERLIN - After months of discussion and information gathering, New Berlin's Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to consolidate its police and fire dispatch services with Waukesha County. "In the end, public safety is a matter of good stewardship, ... the police and fire chief have both emphatically said services will not be affected," said Alderman John Hopkins before making the motion to consolidate. Mayor Jack Chiovatero said "the decision was made for us" when independent consulting firm Springsted Inc. reported the city's estimated savings of $9 million from 2013 to 2022 by consolidating. "How do I as a mayor and a taxpayer justify and explain paying $9 million over the next 10 years as a good thing?" said Chiovatero, adding that maintaining local dispatch would be a "duplication of services" for New Berlin residents who already pay $458,823 annually for WCC through their county taxes. Not everyone was thrilled


Matt Erdman, a Waukesha County Technical College instructor and lieutenant in the Brookfield Fire Department, starts to extinguish a burning room during an arson investigation class on Tuesday.The mock up of a living room was lit on fire and allowed to burn to the point of flashover before the fire was put out. Twenty-eight investigators from state fire and law enforcement departments are attending an intensive arson investigation class with a curriculum from the National Fire Academy. Students study aspects of investigation, including working a complex fire scene, fire origins, evidence processing, along with motive and interviewing skills. The class concludes with a full-scale investigation in a house near Hartford that was burned to provide several realistic arson scenes. Photos by Charles Auer/Freeman Staff

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with the final decision. Many audience members shook their heads and even began crying as it became evident which way the council was going to vote. Police Chief Joe Rieder has said the two main concerns about consolidation from residents and staff are the loss of administrative services such as information from records management systems and the loss of local control of a portion of the city's emergency services. However, WCC's Director of Emergency Preparedness Richard Tuma said the county will work with New Berlin's police and fire departments to form customized plans based on how the agencies like to respond to certain events. Tuma said WCC currently provides some type of dispatch services for 29 out of the 37 communities in the county for a total of 42 police and fire agencies, and the center will probably need to See DISPATCH, PAGE 7A

Walker grills for lawmakers as news helicopter circles overhead hosted at the governor's mansion just a week after winning a recall election spurred by anger over his push to eliminate most public employees' union rights. He billed the bipartisan gathering as a way to heal political wounds created during his first 18 months in office, which saw massive protests and multiple recall efforts targeting lawmakers of both parties. Some of the nearly 100 state lawmakers who attended the picnic said later that it was a

By Scott Bauer Associated Press

MADISON - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker donned a white apron to man the grill at a bipartisan picnic that had the air of an international peace conference, with a news helicopter circling overhead, protesters yelling outside the gates and lawmakers ushered onto the grounds under tight security. Walker didn't allow the media into the cookout he

good first step, but Walker needs to do more to show he's serious about bringing the parties together. "The question is not what happened today, but what's going to happen tomorrow," said state Rep. Brett Hulsey, a Madison Democrat who emerged from the picnic carrying a souvenir bottle of Sprecher root beer with a special label that said "Moving Wisconsin Forward." See BRATS,

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, top center, and state Rep. Peter Barca, DKenosha, talk Tuesday as Walker hosts a brat summit at the executive residence in the Village of Maple Bluff.


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Republicans want outside prosecutor to probe leaks Senator wants Attorney General Holder to resign over gun scandal appoint a special counsel outside of the Justice Department to look into Associated Press national security leaks. Holder said both he and WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder on FBI Director Robert Mueller Tuesday fended off Republi- have already been intercan demands that he viewed by the FBI as part of By Pete Yost and Donna Cassata

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Prairie denied in final ROBB LUEHR

MILWAUKEE — It was not meant to be — again — for The Prairie School girls soccer team at the WIAA State Tournament Saturday. The Hawks were playing for their first Division 3 state championship in their fourth state appearance and second in the last three years. But a stifling, relentless defense employed by Lake Country Lutheran/University Lake School kept Prairie from getting its first gold ball to match the one won by the boys team in the fall. The Lightning scored a pair of goals in a 42- second span late in the first half and the defense did the rest in a 3-1 victory at Uihlein Soccer Park. The Hawks, who scored on a spectular second-half goal by freshman Annabel Ware, finished their season 17-5-1. Lake Country/University Lake, which won its first state title, finished 21 - 2.

It was apparent from the start the Lightning were intent on limiting their opponents' scoring opportunities. They gave up just five goals prior to the state tournament and their defenders pressured Prairie's offensive players as soon as they got the ball. The Hawks' standout for wards, Ware and sophomore Megan Wolf, had at least two defenders on them every time the ball came their way and the Hawks had little room to Ware maneuver. "We expected a good defense, but I never would have expected that," Wolf said. "They were very good." More on STATE, Page 2B

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ABOVE: Competitors in the 4-mile race run along Michigan Boulevard Saturday during the 34th annual Lighthouse Run.

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alarm clock at 6 a.m. Saturday, Tressa Breindel emotionally teetered toward giving the Lighthouse Run a shot when she just as easily could have stayed in bed. The Boulder, Colo., resident was in Racine only because her boyfriend, 1996 Horlick High School graduate Alex Chromy, returned from Boulder to visit his stepfather, Dennis Cox, who is fighting cancer. When Chromy recently mentioned the Lighthouse Run to his athletic girlfriend, she decided to take a wait - andsee attitude. Paying the $30 day-of-race registration fee, the 33-year old Breindel went on to win the 10 -mile women's race by defeating defending champion Heidi Ertl of Racine by less than two seconds. And that brings us to the second part of her story. Four years ago, Breindel


Hunter-Reay rolls to win at Milwaukee CHRIS JENKINS Associated Press

WEST ALLIS — As long as his boss went to the trouble of bringing IndyCar racing back to the Milwaukee Mile, Ryan Hunter -Reay figured he might as Hunter-Reay well bring home the winner's trophy. Hunter -Reay took the lead from Helio Castroneves on the 142md lap, didn't cough it up on a couple of restarts and held on to the IndyCar race Saturday at the Milwaukee Mile. It was a doubly sweet win for

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wouldn't have been able to consider entering a race, let alone winning. Afflicted by Crohn's Disease since she was 14 — her large intestine was surgically removed in May 2001 — Breindel's condition deteriorated to such an extent in 2008 that she resorted to acupuncture for relief.


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"I would be nonfunctional (without acupuncture)," said Breindel, a native of Richmond, Va. "I don't even know if I could hold a job if it wasn't for it, let alone race at this level." Breindel was inspired to More on RACE, Page 2B

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Buy these photos finish line to win the women's at 10-mile race in 1 hour, 1 minute and 47 seconds. The 10 mile race drew 796 entries among the 3,042 participants.


McDowell, Furyk tied at the top DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk won the battle of par Saturday at the U.S. Open. Tiger Woods lost a lot more than that. McDowell showed the kind of fight that won him a U.S. Open two years ago down the coast

at Pebble Beach. He scratched out pars and finished with a 4-foot birdie putt that gave him a 2 under 68 and a share of the lead going into the final round at The Olympic Club. CHARLIE RIEDEL Associated Press Furyk, also bidding for Jim Furyk hits a shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Saturday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Furyk shot a 70 and shares the lead with Graeme McDowell at 1-under 209. More on OPEN, Page 2B -

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COUNTY Stray dog mauls woman in Shorewood Shorewood police are searching for an apparently stray dog that mauled a woman Thursday afternoon. According to police, the incident occurred between 4 and 4:30 p.m. near N. Oakland Ave. and E. Olive St. when the 31-year-old woman attempted to inspect the dog's identification tags. The animal attacked the woman, causing serious lacerations and puncture wounds to her face. The woman was hospitalized Thursday night and police are trying to find the dog to determine if its vaccinations are up to date so the woman can avoid rabies treatment. The dog is described as black with white markings on its chest and weighing about 60 pounds. Anyone with information about the dog is asked to call Shorewood police at (414) 847-2610. DA says shooting of fugitive was justified Two deputy U.S. marshals used reasonable force when they shot an armed fugitive on Milwaukee's south side, according to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm. Mario A. Lopez, 26, is hospitalized and recovering from the shooting and will be indicted on a charge of federal felony weapons violations, according to a letter from Chisholm to Inspector Martin E. Krueger of the U.S. Marshal Service's Office of Inspection in Alexandria, Va. According to Chisholm, Lopez was being sought for violating the terms of his release from a previous federal weapons conviction when deputies attempted to pull over the vehicle he was driving May 16. He led the deputies on a

Romney to visit Janesville factory Republican Mitt Romney's campaign stop in Wisconsin on Monday will be at Monterey Mills, a Janesville manufacturer, a source close to the campaign said Thursday. Janesville Congressman Paul Ryan, the House budget chairman, will appear with Romney at the event, Romney's first trip to Wisconsin since he won the state's April presidential primary and effectively sealed the GOP nomination. KRISTYNA WENTZ-GRAFF / KWENTZ@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

Jeff Redmon, associate creative director for Sweet Water Organics, a Bay View urban farm that raises fish and vegetables, paints a mural on the side of the organization's building Thursday.

brief pursuit before fleeing on foot from the vehicle in the 2400 block of W. Forest Home Ave. The deputies were running after Lopez when he looked over his shoulder and lifted a pistol in his hand. He stumbled and dropped the gun when he was shot by one of the deputies and was shot by the other when he tried to reach for the weapon, Chisholm said.

WISCONSIN Green Bay diocese seeks new abuse trial Appleton — Attorneys for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay want a new trial in a lawsuit won by two victims of clergy sex abuse. A jury last month awarded $700,000 to brothers Todd and Troy Merryfield in the Outagamie County fraud

case. The brothers claimed the diocese fraudulently misrepresented the safety of former priest John Feeney when it installed him as pastor at a church in the 19705. They were 12 and 14 when he molested them in 1978. Dioceses attorneys filed a motion for a new trial last week. They contend that a juror's response on a questionnaire demonstrates the juror was biased. John Peterson, attorney for Troy Merryfield, said the diocese's attempt to undo the verdict shows it's "running out of options." Rollover crash victim was from Stoughton A woman killed in a onevehicle rollover crash in Dane County was identified by the county coroner's office Thursday as Julie Cantrell, 45, of Stoughton. The crash was reported at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at High-

ways 51 and H in Albion, the sheriff's office said. Cantrell was eastbound on Highway 51 when she lost control of her vehicle before it rolled over. Cantrell, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Suspect detained in Eau Claire killing Eau Claire — Police say they have taken a suspect into custody in connection with the homicide of a 39year-old man. Police said Paul Oberle was murdered after returning from working the overnight shift at an Eau Claire grocery store. His father found his body in his yard Saturday afternoon. An autopsy performed Monday at Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minn., showed Oberle's death was a homicide. Police still are

withholding the manner of death for investigative purposes. They did not name the suspect. Thompson gave to Democrats, too Madison — The campaign of former Gov. Tommy Thompson is dismissing a pair of donations the Republican made to Democratic candidates in 2008. Federal election records show Thompson donated $250 to the campaign of Democratic Michigan Sen. Carl Levin and $100 to Democratic North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue. Thompson and three other Republicans are running for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. One of those, political newcomer Eric Hovde, has been criticized for giving Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle $500 in 2005 as he was preparing to run for re-election. Thompson spokesman

Agency drops 3 counts against former DA Madison — The agency that oversees Wisconsin lawyers has dropped three misconduct counts against a former prosecutor accused of rampant sexual harassment. The Office of Lawyer Regulation has filed 11 misconduct counts against Ken Kratz. He could lose his law license for six months. Tom Basting, an attorney for the office, told case referee Robert E. Kinney on Thursday that the department won't pursue a count accusing Kratz of creating a conflict of interest by pursing a relationship with a woman while he was prosecuting her ex-boyfriend for domestic abuse. The agency also won't pursue two counts accusing Kratz of soliciting another woman seeking his help with a pardon. Kratz has argued he removed himself from the domestic abuse prosecution and the woman seeking a pardon lied. From Journal Sentinel staff, wires



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Friend waffles on when he last saw Koula on day of killings By ANNE JUNGEN

Eric Koula's alibi witness testified Friday that his close friend didn't have the time to kill his parents on May 21, 2010. But when pressed by prosecutors, Michael Genz Jr. admitted that he told investigators that Koula left earlier that day. Genz told jurors he is confident that Koula helped him grout

shower walls at 2021 Loomis St. until about 5:30 p.m. On crossexamination, Genz said his "best memory" of what time Koula left was what he told police during Eric Koula a July 29, 2010, interview, the day investigators arrested his friend for homicide.

Genz said during that meeting that Koula left Loomis Street as early as 5 p.m., opening Koula's window of opportunity to kill his mother at 5:41 p.m. and his father minutes later in the couple's upscale town of Barre house. "I could have sworn I told them 5:30," Genz said. The defense continued with its case Friday in the loth day of Koula's 20-day trial as attorneys

MISS SOMETHING? Read a summary of the entire trial on A6. focused on Koula's alibi the evening authorities believe he shot his parents. Genz, testifying in support of his longtime friend, said the men agreed to meet at the Loomis Street house at 3:3o p.m., though

Genz tried to give him a pardon because it was Koula's wedding anniversary. "He said it was fine, that he could work for a couple of hours before dinner!' he said. They worked until 5:20 p.m., then cleaned their tools for about 10 minutes with the neighbor's hose, Genz testified. The men split up at 5:3o p.m., See KOULA, A6

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La Crosse school considers different learning calendar By PATRICK B. ANDERSON


Local educators are tinkering with a possible year-round calendar for a La Crosse elementary school. School officials will provide an update Monday on plans to swap lengthy summer breaks with a more continuous school year for students at Hamilton Early Learning Center. Hamilton students would have six weeks off in the summer, with the rest of the year alternating between nine weeks of school and three weeks of down time. Officials hope shorter, more frequent breaks will improve student performance. "We have evidence of students who have regressed over the long summer,"

Preparing for a year on the road in one of six Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles, 12 college graduates from across the country learn the ropes of operating the iconic vehicles as members of the 25th anniversary class of "Hotdoggers" in Madison. Inspecting her vehicle Friday before a driving certification test is Jackie Calder of Pennsylvania State University.



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MADISON — Jessie Barndt was walking to class at UW-Madison one day when she saw her destiny drive by. It was shaped like a hot dog. Barndt, 23, followed the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to a career fair where a recruiter persuaded her to apply for a job criss-crossing the country in the driver's seat of a 27-foot-long fiberglass hot dog. "It's a huge deal," said the peppy Barndt, who is from Madison and got a degree in international business and management and human resources. "Growing up with this in my backyard, you always see the Wienermobile. It's just so exciting!" On Friday, she graduated from Hot Dog High, a three-week boot camp where she and D. other recent college graduates learned how to maneuver the Wienermobile, promote Oscar Mayer products and beef up on puns like "Have a bun-derful day" and "Frank you very much?' The job is highly competitive. It turns out, everyone does wish they were an Oscar Mayer wiener — or at least they wish they could drive one. More than 1,000 college seniors from across the country apply for 12 spots each year, according to Ed Roland, a marketing manager with Kraft Foods, the parent company of Madison-based






Lorena Tule-Romain, right, and Nicole Anonuevo, members of the North Texas Dream Team, react Friday during an announcement on new U.S. immigration policy in Oak Cliff, Texas.

Obama to spare many youths from deportation Making their way through the streets of Madison on a test drive are Lisa Rosenblum of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Kevin Jacobsen of Pennsylvania State University. Oscar Mayer. He wouldn't reveal to the salary but said it's a competitive starting wage. On the final day of Hot Dog High, the 12 hotdoggers — as they're called — took a driver's test administered by the state Department of Transportation and got some last-minute event prep. They'll head out to practice events on Saturday

"It's a huge deal. Growing up with this in my backyard, you always see the Wienermobile. It's just so exciting."

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama suddenly eased enforcement of the nation's immigration laws Friday, an extraordinary step offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Embraced by Hispanics, his action Obama touched off an electionyear confrontation with many Republicans. Mitt Romney, Obama's GOP election foe, criticized the step but did not

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Tosa's Night Out expands food options Local eateries will provide more 'mature' menus at fest By STEFANIE SCOTT Burritos, jambalaya and pulled pork sliders are just some of the mouth-watering dishes that will be served at Tosa's Night Out on Aug. 7 this year. Taste of Tosa's Night Out came about as the result of feedback by attendees at last year's celebraLIGHTING THE WAY TO A BETTER COMMUNITY tion of the city's neighborhoods and crime-prevention efforts. "Participants said they wanted to see more variety when it comes to food," said Wauwatosa police Sgt. Paul Leist, who is helping plan the event. The typical hot dog, chips and soda offerings will return — they go over well with the little ones — but there will be plenty of other menu items for more mature palates. "Kids can have the $2 hot dog meals while their parents try some of the other items," he said. "We still want to have it priced inexpensively so a family can afford to come out."

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City might face $10M budget gap Property tax increases could cover only $8.7M of the $18.7M needed to maintain service levels. By DEAN MOSIMAN dmosirnanarnadison.corn 608-252-6141

Even if Madison were to raise property taxes by the maximum amount allowed by law, it faces a potential $10 million gap to continue services and meet commitments next year, city officials said Tuesday. The city, which faced and closed an even larger gap for the current year, has a $250.8 million budget for 2012.

But revenues are expected to be down and costs up mainly because of an increase in employee costs for pay, health insurance and pensions in 2013, Finance Director David Schmiedicke said. When one-time commitments and rising debt costs are added, the city will need $18.7 million more to continue services next year. The city can raise only up to $8.7 million more in taxes under the state's levy cap, leaving the $10 million gap, he said. Under the levy cap, the city can raise tax collections a maximum 4.7 percent next year and boost taxes on the average $232,024 home by 3.47 percent. To close a $10 million gap, the city may have to cut services or

find new revenues, Schmiedicke said, cautioning the gap could change because of factors such as health insurance costs. "This size of the gap, compared to last year, is smaller," said Mayor Paul Soglin, who is beginning to craft a budget that will be offered in early fall. "The problem is we have fewer realistic outs to solve this!' Soglin said it's too early to know what steps may be needed but added, "I am concerned about service levels!' The city should increase its pace of development, explore user fees and other non-property tax revenues, scrutinize new positions and programs, use reserves only for emergencies, find more efficiencies and limit salary increases,

Schmiedicke said. "We're going to have to make some tough decisions," City Council President Shiva Bidar Sielaff said. The budget bind comes from a combination of increasing costs, flat state revenues, scant growth and falling property values, and the state's much tighter levy cap enacted in 2011. Under the cap, the city essentially must grow to collect a larger amount of taxes. "The change of the equation from the past is the very strict levy limit," said Schmiedicke, who made a presentation Tuesday evening to the council. The landscape looks more daunting for 2014, 2015 and 2016, when the cost to continue services

exceeds even optimistic growth assumptions, he said. "The governor and Legislature did what they did. There's not much I can do about it," Soglin said. "It is devastating to us. It's going to get worse." So far, the city has been doing OK with tight budgets in the tough economy, Schmiedicke said. In 2011, spending was under budget and revenues far over budget, which let the city boost reserves by $10 million to $39 million. This year — the first budget since the state slashed aid, changed public employee benefit rules and imposed tighter levy rules — the city expects to be about $600,000 in the black.


charged in fatal robbery Bobby Hogans faces two felonies stemming from a Fitchburg shooting. By GEORGE HESSELBERG 608-252-6140

Bobby Hogans, a slight man with a red star tattooed below his left eye, was charged Tuesday with participating in a fatally flawed drug-gun sale and rob bery, causing the death of Samuel J. Harris inside a Fitchburg apartment building. "We were going to rob him, but he wasn't supposed to get shot," Hogans told Fitchburg police, according to the criminal complaint in Dane County Circuit Court. Hogans, 22,

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As area residents find ways to contend with temperatures in the 90s, Lyle Wentworth of Madison opts to enjoy a paddleboard ride with his dog, Sandy, Tuesday on the Yahara River.

Cooling centers offer 24-hour relief Two locations are open for those seeking refuge from the relentless heat. By NICO SAVIDGE


As the Madison area sweltered through a sixth straight day of temperatures above 90 degrees and braced for triple digits, the city announced more overnight hours for its two cooling centers. Mayor Paul Soglin said Tuesday afternoon the cooling center at Warner Park will be open, day and night, through Saturday morning for those seeking relief from the heat. The Downtown cooling center at Monona Terrace will be open through Thursday morning at least, Soglin said. If there is still a need for a Downtown center after that, Soglin said the city will explore its options.

According to Weather Central, temperatures could top out at 101 degrees today, 104 degrees Thursday and 100 Friday. Night will bring little relief, as low temperatures are predicted to bottom out in the 70s, including an overnight low of 78 on Thursday. The soonest relief looks to be Saturday when temperatures are expected to reach the upper 805. Madison's cooling centers will have cots where people can sleep and will be staffed by police and fire department officials. Red Cross volunteers will hand out water at the shelters, and the Salvation Army will provide food. Soglin said this heat wave's duration and relatively high night temperatures made the extra cooling center hours necessary. "We really don't know what to expect (Tuesday night), but the attendance we had (Monday

night), accompanied by the continuing heat problems, tells us to keep the centers open," he said. Madison Metro is offering free rides to and from the cooling centers on its buses and para transit vehicles through noon Saturday. Riders who tell their driver they are going to or coming from one of the centers will not be charged. As those facilities stay open, the Madison Metropolitan School District will close its doors for the rest of the week. The School District canceled summer programs for Thursday and Friday because many of its facilities lack air conditioning. That includes summer schools and extended school year and enrichment courses. All Madison School and Community Recreation programs, except for swim classes and aquatic programs, have also been canceled.

Dane County officials also reminded residents of the importance of checking in on one another during the stifling heat. County Executive Joe Parisi and others held a press conference Tuesday to encourage people to keep in mind their neighbors who might need help. Outside of Madison and Dane County, communities are opening libraries, community and senior centers and churches as cooling centers with day hours. The outlook for relief looks bleak, with little chance of rain to cool off the area. Bill Romine from Weather Central said Monday's rains stayed to the north and gave the Oshkosh area a good dousing, but the Madison area was left high and dry. Another big storm system is moving through, but again, its trending line is staying well north of Dane County.

DNR proposes statewide quota for wolves Numbers might not cut population for next year, some critics say. By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press

Hunters would be allowed to kill nearly a quarter of Wisconsin's wolves this winter under rules the state Department of Natural Resources proposed Tuesday, sparking a debate over whether the hunt will make any dent in the state's burgeoning wolf population. The rules package sets a statewide quota of 201 wolves across six zones. Non-tribal hunters could face even tighter kill limits. Wisconsin's Chippewa tribes have the right to claim up to 50 percent of the quota in the northern third of the state for themselves. The DNR estimates between

815 and 880 wolves roam the state. Complaints about attacks on farm animals have been on the uptick in recent years, and department officials want to scale the population back to 350 wolves. Grumbling already has begun over whether the quota is too low to have any effect this year. "They're being overly conservative in my judgment," said George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation and a former DNR secretary. "You may not even reduce the population for next year. I'm not disagreeing with the idea of being cautious. (But) this is getting to be ultra-cautious!" President Barack Obama's administration removed wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the endangered species list in January. Days later, GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced a bill setting


A gray wolf roams a wooded area near Wisconsin Dells. The state proposed rules Tuesday for a wolf hunt that will begin Oct. 15.

up a hunt. The legislation laid out most of the hunt's parameters — it will run from Oct. 15 to the end of February, permit applications will cost $10, permits will cost $100 for in-state hunters and hunters can use dogs, traps and bait and hunt at night. The bill left some details of the

hunt, including the kill quotas, to the DNR. Department Secretary Cathy Stepp wrote in a memo to the Natural Resources Board the quotas will begin to reduce the wolf population, noting areas with depredation problems have been placed in zones with higher sub-quotas. However, the department is "uncomfortable" prescribing higher harvests because it's still unclear how depredation kills, illegal kills and the hunt's impact on wolf reproduction will affect the population. "We're going to learn a lot from this year," DNR Lands Division Administrator Kurt Thiede said in an interview. "That's one of the reasons we're proceeding slowly. We're trying to find a balance between all the factors!' The Natural Resources Board, which sets DNR policy, is scheduled to vote on the rules at a meeting July 17 in Stevens Point.

faces charges of armed robbery and felony murder, which is charged when somebody is killed during Harris the commission of another crime. Hogans had his cash bail reduced from $250,000 to $200,000 at an initial appearance Tuesday and is Hogans next due in court July 10. Hogans' disjointed, conflicting statements to Fitchburg investigators after the June 26 shooting Owens implicate another man, Daniel Owens, in pulling the trigger that put a .38 caliber slug into Harris' armpit. Owens is in custody but has not been charged. According to the complaint: Harris, 25, of Dubuque, Iowa, was in the area to buy cocaine from Hogans and had told a traveling companion, Matthew LaValle, he was going to "take over the game" of selling drugs in Dubuque. Hogans said Owens shot Harris while Hogans tried to take a gun away from Harris. All three men, the complaint said, went into the apartment building with weapons. The three handguns were found where Hogans said he hid them after the shooting: in the basement of an apartment complex on Traceway Drive. Hogans said he and Harris met in Wisconsin Dells the previous weekend when they were staying in the same hotel and smoked marijuana together. Hogans said Harris bought crack cocaine from him and later asked to buy 3 ounces more. Hogans set himself up as the middleman, contacting Owens, who said he had 3 ounces of cocaine. The two peripheral participants appear to have been Harris' friend, LaValle, who stayed in the truck during the failed transaction, and another man, a friend of Owens' whose name is not in the complaint. Police said earlier they are holding Roberto Poindexter, 32, of Fitchburg, on a probation violation.

Millwork firm to fill key vacancy

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How well do you know Brookfield and Elm Grove? Put your community knowledge to the test in our weekly Mystery Photo Contest. Take a close look at this photo and see if you can figure out where it was taken. If you think you know, send an email to by 5 p.m. Monday. Or you can visit to enter online. In fact, we've posted a larger image of this photo online, so you may improve your chances of winning by going to our website. We'll draw one name from all correct answers submitted, and that person will earn two Marcus Theatres movie passes. In next week's paper, we'll announce the winner and have a new photo. NOW Photo by Peter Zuzga


Last week's answer: This is a dedication plaque on a bench in Elm Grove Village Park, near the pool. Congratulations to Rebekah Schaefer for her correct answer!

Bombs away! Gregg Skwierawski of Milwaukee cannon balls off the high dive at the Wirth Park Pool on Friday. Noontime temperatures at the pool neared the 90-degree mark.

By PETER BUKOWSKI Adam Shingledecker feels his business reflects the same type of standards as the community where it will now reside. For the village of Elm Grove, Shingledecker's business will fill a hole in one its largest properties, making this relationship symbiotic from the outset. Exclusive Millwork will move into a little more than 9,000 square feet on the Reinders site on Watertown Plank Road in the next month, putting a new business in a building that has been struggling to find tenants. "The village has a pretty high standard as far as most people are concerned, and we do very highend millwork so it was a good fit as far as the name and what we were trying to get across," Shingledecker said. While not a retail site per say, the space will have a showroom for customers to get an idea of the kind of work they can expect. "What our customers typically do is, they're building a home, so they'll want to know what their doors will look like." And given the size of his new Please see MILLWORK, Page 6

Private sewer laterals to be inspected Elm Grove will absorb cost of leaky pipes By PETER BUKOWSKI Elm Grove will absorb its share of the cost for a major Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District initiative without levying a special assessment on

affected homeowners, local officials have said. Private sewer laterals at nearly 80 homes in the village will be inspected to determine if clear water is making its way into sanitary sewers, and repairs will be made where needed. In many communities, that cost is directly assessed to the homeowner, but Elm Grove will pay for the $60,000 inspec-

tion and, likely the resulting repairs, with general tax dollars. Elmhurst Parkway and Circle Drive have been identified as particularly troublesome spots in the system where leaky pipes can have runoff mixing with waste water and overloading the sewer grid with water that doesn't need to be


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Despite early conflicts, Janesville sidewalk group makes progress at meeting By Marcia Nelesen JANESVILLE

The sidewalk committee was three hours into its Wednesday meeting when it appeared members had hit a roadblock. Members alreadyhad agreed on criteria, but the nine members still

could not agree to require sidewalk on the five city streets that ranked highest for need. The committee has agreed on a consensus rather than a majorityrules approach, and several members had come up with reasons why sidewalks along Wuthering Hills Drive should not be built. For instance, a stretch of city owned-property was too low-lying,

Officials: Still time to fight ash borer

committee member Dan Warden said. He also had talked to many widows who live along Wuthering Hills who were against sidewalks. Committee member Bob Yeomans suggested a stop sign to help people cross the street to use the sidewalk on the other side. Scott Bever said the bigger question could be, "What issues have we had because we haven't had a

Rock County made a little history Wednesday morning. Just after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, officials flipped the switch to digital from analog for all law enforcement and fire radio voice communications. The county has been planning for the change for four years, communications center Director Dave Sleeter said. The change to digital radios is a voluntary response to a federal mandate to switch to narrow-band communications. Individuals must buy digital equipment to continue to listen to county radio communications.

sidewalk for 40 years?" "We're wasting our time," committee member Russ Steeber finally said. "This does not bode well," said Chairwoman Carol Tidwell, adding the committee was back at square one. "These are the highest ranking Turn to SIDEWALKS on Page 10A


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Court rules on public records Government entities can't charge the public for time spent deleting confidential information from records, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The decision marks a victory for open government advocates amid a debate over whether taxpayers or requesters should foot the bill. The ruling stems from a dispute between the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Milwaukee Police Department. The newspaper sued the department after the agency demanded $4,000 to cover costs to redact hundreds of incident reports.


Levitt: Budget limits delayed preparations

Bucks get center before draft The Milwaukee Bucks are getting a muchneeded big man. The Bucks acquired veteran center Samuel Dalembert from the Rockets in a trade Wednesday. The Bucks got Dalembert, the 14th overall pick in today's draft, a future second round pick and cash MILWAUKEE considerations from Houston in exchange for forwards Jon Brockman and Jon Leuer, guard Shaun Livingston and the 12th pick. The move should help fill the hole left by Andrew Bogut, who the Bucks' traded last season.

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The Janesville City Council was warned in 2009. It was urged in 2010 to get ready for the inevitable arrival of a pest that could wipe out every ash tree in the city Now, the emerald ash borer is here. There's no known way to stop the spread of this invasive species, so the council can't be faulted for its arrival. Budget constraints were among the reasons the city hasn't done much to prepare for the arrival, City Manager Eric Levitt said Levitt Wednesday. The good news is that the invasion of the ash tree-killers is likely to move slowly, giving city officials time to prepare. "It's unlike a flood. A flood happens, and you have to respond immediately," Levitt said Wednesday, about 24 hours after the announcement that an infestation was confirmed in a tree on the city's east side. City officials met with DNR experts Wednesday to discuss options. Staff will make recommendations in mid-tolate July, Levitt said. "This is going be a five-plus year issue, so we're not going to give a 24-hour solution to something we have to address in a very systematic way" Levitt

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More rides, less waiti ng,still free. This year,

the event will feature seven mechanical • rides including a Ferris wheel, Tilt-AWhirl, child-size roller coaster and the Sizzler. Bounce houses and other inflatables will be available for smaller children. The church increased the number of mechanical rides to reduce waiting times, said Stacy Maybee, church business manager. As usual, the rides will be free. There is no admission to get onto the grounds. Heath care and dental check ups, still free. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Mer-



Mark Kauzlarich/ Boston, a Labrador retriever belonging to Fred and Sue Gray of Janesville, lounges in his personal pool in the family's backyard Wednesday. Daytime highs today are expected to top 100 degrees, and forecasts call for no break in the heat with temperatures likely in the 90s for the next seven to 10 days. Across the U.S, hundreds of heat records have fallen in the past week. For more, turn to Nation/World, Page 7B. For a list of area locations offering shelter from the heat, turn to Page 3A. For more on local weather, turn to Page 11A.

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Big music, free rides and affordable food re• cy Health System and a variety of volunturn to the New Life Assembly of God Church teers from local dental offices will be doing baon Saturday for this year's Freedom Fest. sic check-ups. If an individual needs follow-up Here are five things you need to know about Turn to FESTIVAL on Page 11A the event.

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Jezriah Draeving, 9, scales a climbing wall during Freedom Fest in Janesville in 2011. The mostly free event returns to Janesville on Saturday.

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City opts for more boating patrol BRF decides against adding no-wake signage to Black River by Cassandra Colson Reporter The city of Black River Falls won't post boating regulation signs and instead hope for more enforcement to combat the incidence of fast-moving watercraft on the Black River. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources now plans to increase enforcement of the state's no-wake laws — those that regulate speed for boats and personal watercraft near shorelines — on the Black

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River within city limits in an effort to prevent shoreline erosion. "The whole point (of not posting signs) is (boaters) know the rules when they get their licenses," said BRF Mayor Ron Danielson. "It's just like driver's licenses, too. Sure you have speed posted, but you don't have a sign (to stop) for stoplights. "That's just kind of common knowledge." BRF resident Don Delebo last month asked the city council to consider putting new signs along the Black River in city

limits — a lake known as the Black River Flowage — to remind boaters to operate at no-wake speeds. Delebo, who lives along the river, said fast-moving watercraft have been creating waves and shoreline erosion. State law requires boaters operate their personal watercraft and boats at no-wake speed — that which involves moving as slowly as possible while maintaining steerage control — within specified distances from a lake's shoreline. Boats must operate at no-wake speed

within 100 feet of a dock, raft, pier or restricted area, and the same applies to personal watercraft, like jet skis, at 200 feet. Outgoing Jackson County DNR conservation warden Shaun Deeney said he measured the width of the Black River Flowage from the municipal boat landing to Interstate 94 and found that it is 400 feet or less. That means in most cases a jet ski is not allowed to operate at wake speed, but boats can operate as fast as they desire down a path in the middle of the waterbody, he said.

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Jackson County's Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation warden has left his position, and a new warden will take over next week. Shaun Deeney has started a new position as Chippewa County's sole warden after serving in Jackson County for just over a year. "I enjoyed working in Jackson County and made a lot of good connections there," Deeney said. "I enjoyed being (there). I feel bad that I have to leave so soon. "I'm certain the (new warden) will do a great job." Deeney said he voluntarily was transferred to Chippewa County and made the move for personal reasons. He came to the DNR last year after working for nearly a decade as a wildlife officer for Colorado's Division of Wildlife. See WARDEN, page B5

Extension welcomes new volunteer staff by Cassandra Colson Reporter Jackson County UWExtension will bring on three volunteer staff members to help lead its youth programming. Katrina Quall and Nikky Sackmaster already have started as AmeriCorps VISTA members for UW-Extension, and Alex Galston will start before month's end. County youth development agent Monica Lobenstein said the volunteers are critical for the development and success of youth programming. "It's a huge asset to Jackson County 4 -H and extension in general to add people so we can have programming and reach more youth in the community," she said. "Without those people, we really wouldn't be able to have nearly as much programming as See VOLUNTEERS, page B5

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Melrose's Mackenzie Pfaff, 1, enjoys a hot, humid outing to the parade at the Melrose Fourth of July

Celebration last week. Pfaff sported a patriotic swimsuit to help stay cool in the record-high,100-degree temperatures. This year's celebration didn't miss a beat despite the sweltering conditions and featured everything from food and beverages to kids games and fireworks.

There's only one place to find a juicy, reasonably priced ribeye steak sandwich this weekend: The Jackson County Beef Cookout. The 14th annual beef promotion event is set to return to Jackson County Fair Park Saturday with its traditional ribeye steak sandwiches, hamburgers, games, prizes and more. "... It's a really good meal for a really good price," said Hope Laufenberg, who co-chairs the Jackson County Beef Promotion Committee. "We think we have a really fun atmosphere. It's laid-back and people friendly." The cookout is scheduled to run from 3:3o-9 p.m. at the Fair Park on Highway 54 in Black River Falls. Guests can get a ribeye steak sandwich with sweet corn and ice cream for $7 or the adult hamburger with the same sides for the same price. There also is a kids meal — which includes a hamburger sandwich with sweet corn and ice cream — for $4. Last year was the first year the event included a drive-through for those who may have been deterred by long lines. Laufenberg attributes last year's approximately 1,800 - person turnout — about 70 more than average — to the drive-through and the addition of the hamburger meal options. "As long as we keep our food consistently high quality, we usually have a pretty good turnout," Laufenberg said. Saturday's event doesn't just include food. There will be games and activities for kids and adults alike, including several bounce house activities and newly instituted giant tricycle races for adults, which replaces the mechanical bull. Rock n 'Roll To Go Plus will provide musical entertainment, and local 4 -H clubs may showcase some of their animals and projects. The annual event is not considered a fundraiser, but the beef See COOKOUT, page B5

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Electrolysis business opens in Roosevelt Plaza by Cassandra Colson Reporter


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Cedarburg kicked off its Fourth of July celebration with its traditional parade through the historic downtown area. Above Given the sizzling hot weather, umbrellas were a necessity for some along the parade route. Left: The American,Wisconsin and POW/MIA flags were proudly displayed in the parade. For additional Fourth of July photos, see Tuesday's News Graphic.

Willowbrook to boost level of care available to all By Gary Achterberg News Graphic Staff Thiensville — While it's unlikely they'll ever reach that level, the Willowbrook Elderly Housing Complex now can offer more-extensive "residential care" services to all of its residents. Thiensville's planning commission and village board both unanimously approved the request to give Residential Care Apartment Complex status to all of the 67 units at the facility at 205 Green Bay Road. Developers previously were limited to RCAC status for 40 percent of the units; the remainder was designated for independent living. William Arpe, president of Fiduciary Real Estate

Development Inc., which owns and operates Willowbrook and two other facilities in Madison suburbs, said that Willowbrook currently is at full capacity for RCAC units, but has vacancies for independent living. He said his overall vacancy rate right now is at 10 to 12 percent. He added there are occasions when independent living residents have to move out because there is not RCAC space available for them. Arpe added that the requested change is marketdriven. "I didn't ask to go into the RCAC business," he said. "I'm reacting to the marketplace." When Willowbrook opened in 2001, it was aimed

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The Willowbrook Elderly Housing Complex in Thiensville may now offer as many apartments that include residential care as the market will bear. Owners previously were limited to 40 percent of the units with that level of living assistance.

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The Madison Scouts were one of the highlights ofTuesday evening's Rotary Music Festival at the Cedarburg High School Athletic Field. The annual festival, presented by the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club, benefits student scholarships.Additional photos of the event will appear in the News Graphic next week.

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herself before sitting in front of the microphone in the courtroom to read a statement she had written. She said the process she has been through since the incident came to light has been a "revictimization." She said it is hard to look past the events that occurred, even though it is now years later. She added that along with the bad memories there also are many good memories involving the person who assaulted her. "I am willing to let the wounds heal to work toward a relationship and maybe, eventually, forgive," she said. "I feel he is not a danger to me or any member of society anymore." See ASSAULT, Page A5

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NorthStar to begin work in '13 Medical facility set to break ground next spring By Shaun Zinck Plans to build the NorthStar radioisotope production facility in Beloit have been delayed by about a year, said NorthStar CEO George Messina. The plan was to break ground next spring, but that was moved up to this summer. Now it has been moved back to next spring or early summer, Messina said. There are several reasons for the delay, he said. One reason is the company still is awaiting approval of its application filed with the FDA. NorthStar is also working on ways to decrease production costs while increasing its output of Molybdenum-99, which is used to extract isotopes to use in medical diagnostic imaging. "Our continuous goal is to keep increasing productivity and reduce the cost to produce Molybdenum-99," Messina said. "We want to make sure that the point when we get into the market that our production levels are as maximized as possible." The company also needed to revisit the site the facility will be built on to resurvey the land. As a result the plan for the facility has also changed, Messina said. The square footage of the facility has been reduced by about half. The original plans were reported to be about 82,000 square feet. The original price tag of $194 million to build the facility has "significantly" decreased, Messina said. He did not reveal how much the decrease was because they are still working out the exact number. The company expects to have the construction plans and architectural designs completed as well as the building permits in hand by early September, Messina said. Late last year, NorthStar and the National Nuclear Security Administration's Global Threat Reduction Initiative entered into a $4.6 million agreement to split the costs of the designs, construction plans, permits and license fees 50-50. The original plan was to have the design drawings for the facility done by the middle of June, said City Manager Larry Arft. Arft said the city met NorthStar's design team earlier in June, and was glad to see they were getting the plans together to apply for a building permit. The city delayed closing on its purchase of the land where the facility will be built at a cost of $825,000. The site is adjacent to Gateway Boulevard. "There was a provision in the contract to buy the land that would allow us to extend the closing if necessary," Arft said. Once the land is purchased NorthStar will buy it for $1 as part of the incentive package the city offered the company to locate the facility in Beloit, Arft said. Andrew Janke, executive director of economic development for the city, said it will take several weeks once the drawings are turned in to look them over. However, he said NorthStar could file for an early start permit in which they would be allowed to start foundation and site work before the plans are approved by the city. Once built, the facility will be the first to produce Molybdenum-99 in the United States. Molybdenum-99 is used to extract technetium99m, an isotope used in medical diagnostic imaging.

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Riverfest brings the fun Board President: Festival debt-free after 2012 showing By Hillary Gavan

hgavan@beloitdailynews. corn "You can stand at one point and hear the music, see the rides and the food. Every time you turn around, you see something going on." That's how musician Dave Potter of Dave Potter and the Alley Kings described his days spent at Riverfest 2012. When he wasn't performing uptown blues, he was busy buying refreshments and encouraging his fellow musicians, all in the name of Beloit. "If you don't participate, support it," Potter said. Riverfest 2012 continued to make dreams come true as it put local bands and future stars in the spotlight. The event, which ran Wednesday through Sunday, gave local talent the opportunity to strut their stuff and visitors the chance to enjoy food, carnival rides and more in Beloit's downtown. Many musicians and attendees agreed they enjoyed reuniting with family and friends in a small and friendly atmosphere. "It went really well for the first time in this area," said Riverfest Board President Duane Drevdahl. "Parking was close for everybody, and it was much more manageable." Although overall attendance was a little bit lower this year due to the hot weather, overall profits were right on target. Drevdahl announced Sunday Riverfest was officially debt-free by the festival's close. The festival brought in a total of $63,558 from beer sales, the carnival, Riverfest Idol, T-shirt and vendor and merchandise sales. The amusements made $85,388, down just a little bit from last year, with Riverfest receiving a check from the carnival for $24,863, "It was a lot of hard work by this board, and I can't thank them enough for what they do. It took a lot of people to put this thing together," Drevdahl said. "It goes to show you the community does want it. They showed up even with the heat." Having a compact location, Drevdahl said, resulted in the two music stages situated next to each other and one main beer tent as opposed to three. Having one beer tent saved on overhead, ice and electricity costs. Amusement companies also preferred the "U-shape" so people could walk around in a loop sampling the rides. Riverfest Idol judge Lisa Grover said the competition was a hit as always with the winners as follows: Sammi Tracy, 19, of Edgerton, first place; Amy Wenrich, 25, of Pewaukee, second place; and

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Heaven Wells, 12, of Beloit, jumps on a Riverfest ride Saturday night. Mom Lisa Wells said she liked the fact that Riverfest was free to walk through. Angela Sokolik, 31, of Beloit, third place. First place won $2,012; second, $500; and third, $250. Riverfest Idol was sponsored by the Road Dawg Family Restaurant and Motel, owned by John and Patti Vance of Beloit. Tracy won for her performance Jessica Simpson's "Angels" and Carrie Underwood's "B4 He Cheats." Riverfest fans were also treated to local musicians over the weekend. Gypsy Holler took the stage by storm with their "sass kickin' country" Saturday night. Vocalists Erika Reed, of Janesville and Amber Dawn, of Madison, said local music had been suffering for a few years, but interest is growing thanks to events like Riverfest. Gypsy Holler was followed by their own growing groupies calling themselves "Holler Nation." "It's great they are making local bands the spotlight and wowing people with what they do,"

Reed said. "(Local bands) just want a chance to do that they do and get some exposure," Dawn said. "It's very gratifying," Dawn said. The band started in 2010 when Reed decided to do a special project with her dad, Lance Hanson of Janesville. They then brought on Beloit Paradise Guitar owner Mike Johnston on lead guitar, and other band members. "(Johnson) is one of the most talented guitar players I've heard and he's one of the nicest people I've ever met," Reed said. After their Riverfest debut, they were going to perform at Suds O'Hanahan's. "Singing was what I was meant to do," Dawn said. "It's when I'm the happiest and most me." Dave Potter and the Alley Kings entertained audiences on Sunday with 1950s and 1960s blues. Potter brought along the horn

section from The Jimmys, who won the Blues Band Album of the Year Award from the Madison Area Music Association. Bailey Bremel, 10, attending Riverfest to cheer on her best friend Savannah Jones, 10, who performed "Suds in the Bucket" by Sara Evans. Bremel said Jones was the best singer and she was her best fan. Jones planned to buy a rabbit if she won the competition, and both girls said they were having a blast at Riverfest. "I like having a lot of rides, good food and having a competition," said Savannah. Mom Lisa Wells, who was out with her daughter, 12-yearold Heaven Wells, said she liked the fact that Riverfest was free to walk through. Mom Heather Churches was out with son, Trenton Houck, and daughter, Carly Houck. She said they were enjoying themselves and she liked how the festival was more compact.

REGIONAL ROUND-UP Wisconsin Police search for robbery suspect who hit child Beloit Police are looking for someone who punched a 9-year-old at Riverfest at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Capt. Vince Sciame. The 9-year-old was punched, knocked to the ground and had $30 stolen from her. The suspect is a black male with baseball cap and red sleeves on his shirt.

Beloit man killed in motorcycle crash MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. — A Beloit man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Machesney Park Sunday evening. Illinois State Police are still investigating the crash that happened at 11:25 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Perryville Road and Anjali Way.

The Winnebago County Coroner's Office identified the rider as Christopher Fanizzo, 23, of Beloit. A release by the coroner said Fanizzo lost control of his motorcycle while driving southbound on Perryville Road, and his body was located in a ditch west of the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Fannizzo was wearing a helmet and there was no indication that he had consumed alcohol prior to crash, the release said. An autopsy is expected to be performed later today.

Report recommends no changes to Wis. pensions MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A highly anticipated report ordered by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature is recommending no changes to Wiscon-


sin's $77 billion pension system. The report released Monday was written jointly by Walker's Department of Administration, the Department of Employee Trust Funds and the Office of State Employment Relations. The report says that given the state pension's strong financial health and its unique risk-sharing features, the state should not move to an optional defined contribution plan or allow employees to opt out of the system all together. The report does include a number of areas to look at for future study. Walker said last week that he was open to making changes with the pension system, but he wasn't proposing anything now. Walker had no immediate comment on the report.

Government in Action

Voters Forum plans film in Roscoe

4 Champaign area startup companies to get state help

ROSCOE — Northern Illinois Voters Forum will be showing "Restructuring for a State-Planned Economy," during its monthly film night on Thursday. The 54-minute video presentation features researcher Michael Chapman explaining life under national and global management plans. The film begins at 6:30 p.m. at New Life Tabernacle Church, 5414 Reimer Drive in Roscoe. The free event is sponsored by the Northern Illinois Voters Forum, a local volunteer organization committed to individual liberty, as well as fiscal responsibility and constitutional accountability for local, state and federal government. For more information contact Jane Carrell at 815-277-1144.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — There's good news for four Champaign-Urbana area startup companies. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports the companies have been approved to receive investments from the Invest Illinois Venture Fund that was set up last year. Under the program, companies can receive up to 25 percent of their own lead investments from the state. The companies that have been approved but haven't yet received any money from the state are Caterva, ANDalyze, Diagnostic Photonics and Nuvixa. The goal of the fund is that it will replenish itself. The newspaper reports that once a company is viewed as self-sustaining, the state could stop investing and the proceeds from its investment will be used to help other companies.

Monday, July 2 • Town of Beloit Board of Supervisors, 7 p.m., 2871 S. Afton Road • Village of Rockton Administration Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m., Village Municipal Center, 110 E. Main St. • Village of Rockton Public Works Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., Village Municipal Center, 110 E. Main St. • Clinton Community School District Board of Education, 7 p.m., Clinton High School. • City of Beloit Council workshop, 5:30 p.m., City Hall Forum, 100 State St. • City of Beloit Council meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall Forum, 100 State St Tuesday, July 3 • Village of Rockton Budget and Finance Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., Village Municipal Center, 110 E. Main St. • Village of Rockton Board of Trustees meeting, 7 p.m., Village Municipal Center, 110 E. Main St.


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Legend lends talent to college


athy Whitworth was telling me about the short game clinic she is going to put on Monday morning at the Nakoma Golf Club and mentioned that she might use the 18th green because they have a good bunker there. "I've been in that bunker," I said. "I will show you how to get out;' Whitworth said. Which just shows that while Whitworth, 72, may have won 88 professional golf tournaments — the most of any touring pro, man or woman — and helped raise more than half a million dollars for nursing scholarships at Edgewood College in Madison over the last decade (more on that momentarily), there are still a few things she does not know. Some people will never learn how to get out of a bunker. Whitworth Still, it's easy to forgive Whitworth such optimism. Combined with grit and talent, it's what lifted her from a tiny town in New Mexico where her parents owned a hardware store to the most glamorous stages in golf. Whitworth had a lengthy Hall of Fame career on the LPGA Tour — where she was player of the year seven times —and when it was over she stayed close to the game, playing "legends" events, crossing the country giving exhibitions and clinics and lending her name to charitable causes, often in association with a golf outing. It was a decade ago when Edgewood College, looking for a way to fund more nursing scholarships, heard about a successful golf event benefiting a Catholic charity in New York. Inquiries were made, and word came back. For the best possible result, try to get Kathy Whitworth involved. Edgewood did, and the results have been very good indeed. The college's School of Nursing has doubled in size in the nine years Whitworth has been coming to the "Tee Up for Nursing" outings, which have raised nearly $600,000 for scholarships. The association has been so fruitful that this year, on Sunday evening before Monday's outing, Edgewood will honor Whitworth with the 2012 School of Nursing Partnership Award. Madison native Sherri Steinhauer — a friend and LPGA colleague of Whitworth's — will pres ent the award, and two-time men's U.S. Open champion Andy North also will be in attendance. It all provided an excuse for a golf nut columnist to phone down to Texas recently and chat with one of the game's true legends. Whitworth recalled that she'd been in Madison back in 1963 — half a century ago —to compete in the Women's Western Open at Maple Bluff Country Club. "It was one of our majors;' Whitworth said, adding that Maple Bluff's fast greens and tight fairways played extraordinarily hard that week. The scores bear her out. Whitworth shot 301 over four rounds — 79-72-75-75 — and finished second by nine shots to Mickey Wright, another legend. Wright won $1,200 for the victory and Whitworth got $950 for second. The money in professional golf has improved a bit over the years. Asked whether it took guts to turn professional in 1959 —when even the men's tour purses were unimpressive Please see MOE, Page A4

`No Child' waiver approved It frees Wisconsin from a federal deadline for test proficiency in 2014. By MATTHEW DeFOUR 608-252-6144

Wisconsin's application for flexibility under the federal No Child Left Behind law has been approved, the U.S. Education Department is set to announce today. The decision was expected after State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers announced last week that federal officials had indicated Wis consin's application would be approved.

Wisconsin and Washington join 24 other states in the country that were granted waivers since February. President Barack Obama announced the waiver program in September as reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has been stalled in Congress since 2007. The waivers free states from federal requirements that all students score proficient on state math and reading exams by 2014, a goal many view as unattainable. Schools and districts that receive federal Title I funding and don't meet the standards over multiple years face escalating sanctions. In exchange for waivers, states had to develop their own school accountability systems based on

college- and career-readiness expectations and also develop teacher and principal evaluation systems, among other things. Wisconsin already began rolling out changes in its school accountability system to obtain the waiver. Last month, the Department of Public Instruction informed the lowest-performing Title I schools they were either "priority" or "focus" schools based on test scores, graduation rates and achievement gaps. This month, DPI expects to release revised state test results based on national standards. The result will be far fewer students identified as scoring "proficient" on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination.


And in the fall, schools will receive report cards with ratings on a scale of zero to 100 based on student achievement, growth, graduation rates and closing of achievement gaps between different groups of students. Doug Harris, a UW-Madison education professor who raised concerns the state's application might be denied after federal reviewers found the initial application lacked ambitious goals, said DPI deserves credit for making the necessary changes. "The old NC LB rules made very little sense and the waiver and associated changes in state policy will yield a better accountability for the students and teachers of Wisconsin;' Harris said.

Flag seller files for Chapter 11 protection Liberty Flag & Specialty, based in Reedsburg, is hoping for donations. By ED TRELEVEN 608-252-6134

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S is Xiong shades herself from the hot midday sun Thursday while making her way out of

Troy Community Gardens. This summer's growing conditions have been challenging for Xiong, who has tended a plot at the gardens for 23 years. This year's crops include cilantro, onions, mustard and strawberries.

Court asks justices for ruling A domestic partnership decision will have statewide significance, appeals court says. By ED TRELEVEN 608-252-6134

An appeals court hearing an appeal of a Dane County judge's ruling last year that upheld Wis consin's domestic partnership registry on Thursday asked the state Supreme Court to decide the case. The 4th District Court of Appeals wrote it is asking the Supreme Court to decide the

case because it "involves a novel constitutional issue and because a decision in this case will have statewide significance!' In June 2011, Dane County Circuit Judge Daniel Moeser ruled the registry, which took effect on Aug. 1, 2009, does not violate the Marriage Amendment to the state's constitution, which passed in 2006. That amendment defines marriage as being between one man and one woman and says a legal status similar to marriage for unmarried people isn't valid. The domestic partnership registry grants same-sex couples protections such as the right to visit each other in hospitals,

make end-of-life decisions and inherit each other's property. A group that includes Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action, appealed Moes er's decision. Fair Wisconsin, which intervened on behalf of former Gov. Jim Doyle, who was in office when the registry was created, continues to defend the registry during appeal. Appling contends in her appeal that the registry law's domestic partnerships are similar to marriage and are prohibited by the Marriage Amendment. Fair Wisconsin contends the rights and obligations of a domestic partnership are different from marital rights and obligations.

Lehman calls on Wanggaard to concede By MARY SPICUZZA 608-252-6122

Sen.-elect John Lehman said Thursday that Sen. Van Wang gaard, R-Racine, and his campaign "insulted" Racine and its election workers with allegations of voter fraud and called on the Republican incumbent to concede after last month's recall election. Lehman was found to have an 819 -vote lead on Monday when the recount wrapped up, down slightly from the 834-vote lead he had in the initial count. But Wanggaard's spokesman, Scott Kelly, said the senator may still challenge the recount results in court. He cited a list of concerns

Republicans raised, such as unsealed ballot bags and missing poll book signatures. State law requires the state Government Accountability Board to wait five business days before certifying the results and declaring Lehman the official winner. That means Wanggaard has until Tuesday, the end of that waiting period, to file a challenge. "We have a long history of close elections in Racine," Lehman said at a Thursday news conference at the state Capitol. "But for somebody ... to stretch that and to say that, 'We want to keep talking about this as some kind of a fraudulent situation; is just really inappropriate!"

He was flanked by Senate Democratic Leader Mark Miller, D -Monona, and other Democratic senators, who called on the GOP to accept the recount and work with them on job -creation efforts. With Lehman's victory, Democrats would control the Senate 17-16. Dan Romportl, executive director of the Committee to Elect a Republican Senate, said Wanggaard still has time to decide whether to appeal. "In light of all issues that were exposed with the city of Racine's facilitation of the election, it is certainly justifiable that Van is using that time to decide what course of action to take;' he said.


Just more than a week before the Fourth of July holiday and a few days after it lost a quartermillion dollar judgment to a supplier, a Reedsburg flag seller filed for bankruptcy. Liberty Flag & Specialty, which employs nine full-time workers and two part-timers, will continue to operate during Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings using cash collateral under an agreement with its lender, Community First Bank, which holds a lien on nearly all of the company's assets, according to filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Madison. The company has been in business for nearly 30 years, selling U.S., state and foreign flags along with accessories such as flagpoles and veteran grave markers. It sells its products from a retail store in Reedsburg, online and through a toll-free number. The company filed for bankruptcy June 25. It owes its 20 largest creditors $577,809, according to a list with its bankruptcy petition. The company has less than $50,000 in assets, the petition states. On June 20, the company was ordered in Milwaukee County Circuit Court to pay $272,624 to Eder Flag manufacturing of Oak Creek for purchases made on an account with the company. It also faces a lawsuit by FedEx in Sauk County Circuit Court. The bankruptcy petition states Liberty owes FedEx more than $13,400. Liberty's president, David Gonzalez, is using a fundraising website to try to raise $500,000 to pay creditors. He wrote on the site,, on Monday that he and his wife, Kathleen, intend to stay in business. Donations totaled $165 as of Thursday. Gonzalez wrote imported flags and the tightening of credit that has affected most of Liberty's suppliers hurt the company. Liberty has cut its staff in half, sold its corporate office building and done what it can do to pay off its creditors, he wrote. Filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Gonzalez wrote, was something the couple tried to avoid for the past two years. But they decided to go through with it to avoid a court-ordered liquidation of the business.


crane collapsed at about 9 a.m. Thursday while trying to lift a beam on a Highway 41 bridge, killing one worker and seriously injuring another, officials said. The crane was working on the Butte des Morts bridge north of Oshkosh in Winnebago County when it collapsed. Joseph R. Bidler, 35, a worker from a Waukesha-based concrete company, was killed. JOE SIENKIEWICZ — Oskhosh Northwestern



Briefs Heat buckles section of Grand Avenue SCHOFIELD — A section of Grand Avenue in Schofield was reduced to one lane of traffic Tuesday because of buckled pavement. Heat caused the concrete at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Lake View Drive, near the Brickner's and Kocourek car dealerships, to expand enough to buckle, Everest Police Department Officer David Sabel said. The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Road crews replaced the ruined concrete with asphalt, which took about two hours to complete. Taffic was backed up a mile at one point, Sabel said.

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Rothschild, Schofield, Weston leaders share ideas for transit options By Shereen Skola Wausau Daily Herald

WESTON — Weston, Rothschild and Schofield leaders took the first step Wednesday toward restoring public transit to the metro area's south-side communities. Schofield Mayor Ken Fabel, Rothschild Board President George Peterson and Weston Administrator Daniel Guild met privately to discuss their options with leaders of NAOMI, the coalition that led a grass-roots effort to restore transit after bus

service was eliminated in January. Greg Seubert, transit director for Metro Ride, Wausau's bus service provider, was unable to attend the meeting for medical reasons. The village of Weston on June 18 dropped its appeal in the legal battle involving public transportation. The move came after a June 5 binding referendum in which voters demanded that public transit be restored in 2013. Amy Marthaler, part of the Everyone Has a Place in Weston committee, a subdivision of NAOMI, said the meeting focused

on the type and amount of service appropriate for each municipality and discussed possible routes. "Open discussion is the best way to come up with affordable solutions that work for everyone," said Marthaler, who helped organize the door-to-door campaign to raise awareness of the issue in the days leading up to the June 5 election. "This type of meeting is a step in the right direction." NAOMI member Jean Abreau said the meeting was aimed at discussing community needs and developing a timeline for

restoring service. "It just was good to get started," Abreau said. "Everything wept well." Fabel called the meeting a "very preliminary" step toward restoring bus service to the area. "We had some discussion as to where we go next, but I think it's imperative that Greg (Seubert) attend the next'meeting to see how his proposals tie in to what each community needs," Fabel said. "He will hold the key, in some respects." Peterson characterized the meeting as an informal discussion and a way for

A bicycle rider suffered a head injury when struck by a vehicle at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on River Drive near Oak Island Park in Wausau, police say. The 27-year-old Wausau woman was taken to Aspirus Wausau Hospital with a minor head injury, said Lt. Nathan Pekarske of the Wausau Police Department. The woman, who was not wearing a helmet, was bicycling on the sidewalk when she was hit by the vehicle that was leaving Oak Island Park. The driver of the vehicle was issued a citation for driving with a revoked driver's license and operating a vehicle without insurance, Pekarske said.

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Merrill schools receive nearly $1061( 300 individuals and organizations donated nearly $106,000 to Merrill Area Public Schools during the 2011-12 school year, district leaders report. Those donations helped the district pay for valuable programs and services that enhance the educational experience of students in the Merrill area, said Bruce Anderson, interim superintendent. "We are so thankful of the high level of support we receive from the community," Anderson said. "These contributions are important part of our district's and schools' operations, and they go a long way toward helping our children receive the programs that they need to thrive." The donations ranged from as small as $10 to over $14,000. The district also receives support from people who donate their time volunteering in Merrill schools, Anderson said.

Corrections The local Kiwanis clubs, including the Greater Wausau, the Noon Club and the Golden K, will host a free swim day July 11. The hosts of the event were incorrectly named in a brief on Page 3A of Wednesday's edition of the Wausau Daily Herald. Also, veterinarian Diana Care aided in the recovery of Dukie, a dog injured in a crash that killed his owner. Her name was misspelled in a story on page 3A in Thesday's edition. The Daily Herald regrets the errors.

Clearing the record The Wausau Daily Herald would like to correct any errors as quickly as possible. If you see an error in the newspaper, please call Amy Kimmes at 715845-0658.

NAOMI members to meet officials. "We sat down and discussed the issue, and talked openly with one another. For all of us, it's a financial issue ... the budgets for 2013 aren't going to be any easier than they were for 2012," Peterson said. Guild refused to comment on the meeting. The community leaders and NAOMI members plan to meet again, when Seubert is expected to present options and costs for each municipality. No firm date was set for the next meeting, Fabel said.

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Jax Emmel, 12, of Green Bay yells and demonstrates a position during the Badger State Summer Games martial arts competition Sunday at the Plaza Hotel and Suites in Wausau. (DAN YOUNG/WAUSAU DAILY HERALD)

Wausau's summer games fare well By Katie Hoffman Wausau Daily Herald

Organizers and athletes alike say they were pleased with this year's Badger State Summer Games, a first-time endeavor for the host city of Wausau. The games came to a close Sunday and attracted more than 1,300 competitors in 10 sporting events, said Darien Schaefer, executive director of Sports Authority and the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Visitors and Convention Bureau. Sports Authority is a division of the visitors bureau created in July 2010 that owns and organizes the games. Event planners expected a drop in attendance since the games were last held in the Fox Cities, Schaefer said. Last year's summer games attracted about 1,900 competitors in the same events Wausau hosted this year, including archery, disc golf, bowling, a

duathlon, martial arts, golf, soccer, clay target sports, track and field and wrestling. Greg Miller, 65, traveled to Wausau from the Madison suburb of Oregon. He competed Sunday in the track and field event and took home two gold and one silver medal — adding to his 40 state games medals. A Badger State Summer Games athlete since 1987, Miller said he was impressed by the event's facilities at D.C. Everest Senior High School's Stiehm Stadium. Last year, the track and field event took place at the Oshkosh Sports Complex in Oshkosh. Miller said he understands the difficulty behind moving and reorganizing an entire sports competition, but he was disappointed by the spectator turnout. "Coming from past events, there were just people everywhere corning out to watch," Miller said. "It's always more fun to compete with a lot of people watching. Hopefully,

it will continue to grow next year." Dick Barrett, the director of sales for Sports Authority and the visitors bureau, organized event facilities and equipment for the games. Barrett said he was pleased with this year's athlete turnout. He attended some of the track and field events this year. Schaefer said he's happy with the feedback he has heard from athletes. "What we're hearing is that they're coming back next year and bringing more friends and family to compete," he said. "That's our goal." Schaefer said he wants to improve the games' website, given athletes' feedback about the registration process and event information on the site. He said he hopes a redesign will happen this summer. And Schaefer already is considering events that could be added to the summer games in Wausau — swimming, mountain biking, tennis and gymnastics.

Bike groups unveil safety campaign By Keith Uhlig Wausau Daily Herald

A state bicycling advocacy group launched a multimedia safety and education campaign Wednesday. Meanwhile, a metro area planning group that focuses on issues related to cyclists and pedestrians will unveil plans for proposed new bicycle routes, signs and maps this afternoon. The Wisconsin Bike Fed officially started one of its largest-ever education campaigns, called "3 Feet — It's the Law," Wednesday. Comprised of television public service announcements, billboards and signs for buildings and yards, the message is meant to highlight the

IF YOU GO What: Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee of the Wausau Area Metropolitan Planning Organization When: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. today Where: Large conference room at 210 River Drive, Wausau You should know: Committee members hope for feedback from cyclists and other interested people in the cornmunity about a new system of bike routes they've created. Find out more: Phil Valitchka, committee chairman, at 715-842-0120. The new routes and maps are located online

at state law that requires motor vehicles to give at least 3 feet of clearance when passing a bicycle. The Bike Fed campaign is conducted in the wake of the death of Tammy Gass of the town of Mosinee, who was killed May 23 when a vehicle hit her on Highway KK near her home. Gass' first husband, Gregg Bednorski, was killed four years ear-

Her within a mile of Gass' fatal crash. The idea is to educate everyone about the presence and rights of people on bicycles, according to Bike Fed leaders. "Nothing can be done to return these lives; however, we can work hard to prevent future tragedies," said Kevin Hardman, the Wisconsin Bike Fed executive director.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee of the Wausau Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will present today a system of new bicycle routes, signs and maps for the Wausau area. Bike/Ped committee members hope to garner feedback from local cyclists and others before making the new routes official. Although the efforts of the Bike/Ped committee and the Bike Fed are independent of each other, both aim to make cycling safer in the area. The timing is coincidental, but the efforts complement each other, said Dave Mack, a program manager for Marathon County's Conservation, Planning and Zoning Department, and part of the Bike/Ped committee.

MADISON — The Wisconsin Supreme Court Wednesday revoked the law license of Wausau attorney Gerald D. Stange and ordered him to pay more than $200,000 for 54 violations of professional misconduct involving nine clients. Stange, a licensed attorney since 1977 with a bankruptcy, family and real estate law practice, pleaded no contest to the misconduct charges and agreed to the restitution prior to the high court's order. Acting as his own attorney, Stange sought a twoyear license suspension and earlier in the proceedings had argued that the stress of running a solo practice and his mother's medical problems were factors in his conduct. However, the court concluded Stange's actions warranted revocation. It also ordered Stange to pay the $13,202 cost of the proceedings. "Attorney Stange's mishandling of client matters, his misappropriation of client funds, his pattern of dishonesty, and his failure to fully and forthrightly cooperate with the ORL (Office of Lawyer Regulation) demonstrate that he does not appreciate the obligations that apply to an individual who has been granted a Wisconsin law license," according to the 14-page decision. "By his deceitful, dishonest, and unprofessional conduct, Attorney Stange has forfeited the privilege of practicing law in this state." A message left at Stange's office on West Stewart Avenue wasn't returned. Stange had been privately reprimanded in 1997 for failing to file required documentation with reasonable promptness to complete three estates. In the present case, Stange's misconduct dates to at least 2004 and involves charges of failure to disburse client money, improperly retaining funds, and failing to maintain accurate records of estate and trust transactions. Of the restitution Stange owes, the court ordered $152,652 plus interest be paid to the Wisconsin Lawyers Fund for Client Protection for disbursement to five former clients identified only by initials. Revocation is the most severe sanction the state Supreme Court can impose on an attorney, said William Wiegel, chief prosecutor for the OLR. Stange can seek reinstatement of his license in five years, when he must prove to the court that he is "fit for practice."








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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior Penn State officials "concealed critical facts" about Jerry Sandusky's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal. The 267-page report released Thursday is the result of an eight-month inquiry by former FBI director Louis Freeh, hired by university trustees weeks after Sandusky was arrested in November to look into what has become one of sports' biggest scandals. The report concluded that Paterno, president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz "failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade." "In order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity, the most powerful leaders at the university — Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley — repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky's child abuse," the report said. Sexual abuse might have been prevented if university officials had banned Sandusky from bringing children onto campus after a 1998 inquiry, the report said. Despite their knowledge of the police probe into Sandusky showering with a boy in a football locker room, Spanier, Paterno, Curley and Schultz took no action to limit his access to campus, the report said. The May 1998 complaint by a woman whose son came home with wet hair after showering with Sandusky didn't result in charges at the time. The report says Schultz was worried the matter could be opening "Pandora's box." Officials later did bar him (Continued on back, col. 3)

BY DAVID BRAZY A newly signed federal law classifying roll-your-own cigarette shops as manufacturers has caused a local business to close up shop, at least temporarily. An amendment inside of the $27 billion federal highway bill approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama Friday, defines businesses which have roll-yourown cigarette machines as manufacturers, making them responsible for federal excise taxes, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The new taxes will cause the price of the roll-your-own cigarettes, now around half of regular brand cigarettes, to jump significantly, and reduce there appeal for consumers. Let's Roll Tobacco, at 213 W. Main St., had already closed its doors as of 2 p.m. Monday following the signing of the bill. One sign on the door stated the business closed because of the new law, but they hoped to re-open in a few weeks. Another sign read, "The Federal Gov. has decided that we've been doing such a great job that they've decided to give us a permanent vacation." Neither the owner or the manager of the business was available for comment. Roll Your Own tobacco shops allow customers to buy loose tobacco and pour it into a rolling machine, which can roll a cartoon of cigarettes in about 10 to 15 minutes. The machines generally cost around $30,000. The manager of Let's Roll Tobacco, Lee Lurvey, told the Daily Times in an interview last fall the business could not stay open if they were designated as manufacturers of cigarettes. In September 2011 the state


Rays of sun filtering through smoke from the tractor pull create a silhouette of fairgoers in the grandstand Wednesday evening at the Jefferson County Fair. More photos at .

Fair organizers pleased with opening day BY STEVE SHARP

JEFFERSON — The opening day crowd for 2012 had Jefferson County Fair organizers pleased as summer weather cooperated, and Kids' Day and "Beat The Clock" promotions enticed people to visit the fair park. "Attendance looked good. We had what I think was a great crowd," veteran Jefferson County Fair Secretary Gail Zastrow said. "The weather was awesome, and today and tomorrow the 'Beat the Clock' promotions continue, so that should encourage people to come out." The "Beat The Clock" promotion allows adults to be admitted for $5 until 5 p.m. Zastrow said today offers a great slate of entertainment, with the Badger Truck Pull and Bone Stocks going off this evening, and swine market animals and others included in judging. A draft horse parade is also set for this afternoon, heat and weather permitting. The county's 160th fair began Wednesday under blue skies and reasonable temperatures. The Sea Lion Splash was one of the events where one could see that it truly was "Kids' Day" at the fair, as children packed the joyous event at the noon show. The event, although brief, is one of the best animal acts the fair has secured in years. (Continued on back, col. 3)

SAMANTHA CHRISTIAN/Daily Times Willow Hombsch, of Watertown, was crowned the 2012 Jefferson County Fairest of the Fair. Hombsch is a 2010 graduate of Johnson Creek High School and currently attends St. Norbert College.


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Senate to transition from GOP to Dems MADISON (AP) — The Wisconsin state Senate will meet Tuesday to transition from Republican to Democratic control after Democrats picked up the one seat needed in the June recall election to gain the majority. The victory by John Lehman over Republican incumbent Sen. Van Wanggaard of Racine, certified Wednesday by the state elections board following a recount, was the only Democratic win in four Senate recall elections. Gov . Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch also both easily won

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in the recalls. But with Lehman's win, Democrats now have a narrow 17-16 edge through the end of this year. The Legislature is not scheduled to be in session, so unless the Republican-controlled Assembly or Walker call for lawmakers to return, Senate Democrats won't be able to pass any bills or take action that requires votes in the Assembly. The November elections, in which seats held by 10 Democrats and six Republicans are up for grabs, will determine


The Clyman and Juneau fire departments responded at 11:38 a.m. Wednesday to a wagon fire along West Clymet Road and Welsh Road north of Watertown. About 150 bales of straw were destroyed in the fire, along with the wagon. The owner was W.R.M. Dairy. The driver of the truck noticed the fire as he was driving down the road. It is unknown how the fire started, according to Clyman fire Chief Eric Howlett. Firefighters tipped the wagon to extinguish all the bales. There was also some minor damage to the roadway. No injuries were reported.

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MADISON — As Wisconsin comes off the biggest beer-drinking holiday of the year, its beer production is as flat as a keg that's been on tap too long, according to excise tax figures from the state Department of Revenue. Last year, the state collected $9.3 1K15DE million in exBLUES cise taxes from state N' retailers and BREWS wholesalers. »The annuThat's down al microabout 3 perbrew and cent from music festi2010, and the val takes lowest level over the in at least Leach Amfive years. phitheater. "(Beer »Page B1 sales) have been flat for the last couple of years," said Chris Thorne, a spokesman at the Beer Institute, a Washington D.C.-based national trade association. "It sort of turns on its head the concept that people are out drowning their sorrows. "The truth is, in a tough economy, a struggling economy, people tend to cut back on things like beer." But the excise-tax figures don't paint the full picture of Wisconsin's beer consumption. While production growth seems stalled, the state's beer drinkers still drink in huge quantities. And the state's trend toward microbrewing continues to grow. In April, the most recent month for state figures, brewers and distributors paid taxes on BEER, Page A4



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The former Wis»What consin Territory happens to the had only been a buildings and state for two years land following when John A. Buckthe foreclosure staff arrived in sale? See the Oshkosh in 1850. story in Buckstaff was 51 Wednesday's at the time, far from Oshkosh his home in New Northwestern Brunswick, Canada, and at and fresh off a winwww.thenorth ter in West Bend . spent making cedar shingles by hand to fund a business venture. Family Oshkosh wasn't business yet a city. But BuckBuckstaff set itstaff found a site on self apart from so the riverfront commany competitors munity's south side and was able to surand jumped feet vive as long as it did Wood samples, tools and furniture parts still hang on the wall at the Buckstaff Company. first into the burbecause of innovageoning lumber tion, flexibility and business with the concerned about the quality of the proda dedicated work force. The longtime famiJohn Buckstaff Co. sawmill. uct," former Buckstaff salesman Tom ly business employed a family of its own: For the next 157 years, five generations Mugerauer said. "He didn't want to send of John A. Buckstaff's family would own out anything that might come back. He Thousands of Oshkosh area residents went to work in the company's South Main Street and operate the business in Oshkosh. took a lot of pride in putting the best plant for decades-long careers. Even after The company bearing his name would last product out there. And you still see that 161 years before unpaid bills and a mort- at restaurants, schools and libraries they left, they knew they'd still have a job gage foreclosure ended the company's run around town. Some of our chairs are 50 if they ever needed one again. "After I left the company (in 1980), I got with a whimper on Feb. 16, 2011. years old now and haven't been re- let go from a company, and John hired me During that time, the company would pro- placed." on to manage special projects. He was that duce shingles, chairs, tables, ottomans, In a city that's had its share of internarockers, high chairs, desks, work benches tionally recognized companies, Buckstaff kind of guy," said Jim Janes, who now owns Oshkosh Marine Supply. "That commitment and caskets of a quality that was second to was around longer than OshKosh B'Gosh, none. Morgan Door or Leach Co. BUCKSTAFF, Page A5 "John (D. Buckstaff Jr.) was always Oshkosh Corp. will not turn 161 until 2077.



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Ifan was recognized this spring by Superior High School for promoting and supporting athletics in the community "Their service allows our SHS community to watch our events around the world," said Ray Kosey, activities director for the school. "I personally like the way the play-by-play announcers stay positive about our students, coaches and programs and add personal stories about the players and coaches through the relationships they have established over the years." Thanks to ifan, he said, SHS was one of the first high schools to be able to view their sporting events on the web. Members of the armed service stationed on aircraft carriers or in the Persian Gulf have tuned in to watch their siblings play. If there's a foreign exchange student on the team from

The focus of is the kids. The online sports network features a wide variety of sports in its live webcasts — cross-country, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, soccer, football, hockey and more. Its volunteers even go the extra mile, like filming during half time to catch a marching band's routine. "The kids are the ones who put on a good show," said Craig Morrissey, vice president of "We just help cover it." Ifan sports network began eight years ago with a focus on Superior and Northwestern high school events. Through their free webcasts, family and friends who couldn't make it to a game were able to tune in. "They can feel like they're part of it, even if Turn to IFAN, A3 they can't be there," Morrissey said.

Ifan announcer Don Leighton, left, shakes hands with former Green Bay Packer, Chester Marcol, after an interview during halftime of a University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets women's basketball game. Marcol's daughter, Mariah, was a freshman post for the Yellowjackets this season. (Jed Carlson/ )

Dedicated to friendship By Shelley Nelson snelson@ superiortelegram.corn

A cameraman from a reality TV series films construction manager Michael Zurakov, center, and another employee during deconstruction work at the defunct Globe grain elevator in Superior on Wednesday. Nearly six million board feet of oldgrowth white pine is being reclaimed from the three grain elevator buildings by Old Globe Reclaimed Wood Company and its parent company, Wisconsin Woodchuck LLC. (Jed Carlson/

Urban loggers capture national attention By Maria Lockwood

oped by the sister cities. While the people of Ami finished and dedicated their garden, the Superior Forest" in 2004, Superior was trying to find a site and develop its garden honoring the friendship, said Rani Gill, a member of Superior's Sister City Commission since its inception in 1995. The location, in Billings Park's little known third point, was approved by the city's Parks Commission in 2005, but it wasn't until 2010, when then-Mayor Dave Ross dedicated $25,000 in city funding to the project that construction finally began in the Japanese-style garden. Then last year, then-Rotary President Tom Wondolkowski approached the city with a proposal to finish the garden. With a $25,000 contribution from the Superior Ro-

With the Superior Rotary approaching its centennial, the club that puts service above self was looking for a gift to give the community in celebration of a century of service. Wisconsin's oldest Rotary Club — formed and chartered in April 1912 — found a way to honor not only the citizens of Superior, but a longtime friendship with the citizens of Ami-Machi, Japan, Superior's sister city. And Wednesday, the Rotary dedicated the friendship garden that started in 2010 and was finished this year with the help of a $25,000 donation from the Superior Rotary. The friendship garden — honoring the Japanese culture of Ami's people — was among the protocols devel- Turn to FRIENDSHIP, A3

Since 2006, Peres and her partner David Hozza, chief executive officer of Old Globe's parent company, Wisconsin Woodchuck LLC, have been engaged in urban logging. They are slowly reclaiming six million board feet of old-growth white pine from a pre-cut forest, the defunct Globe grain elevator complex. The trio of elevator buildings each boasts the footprint of a football field. The two storage buildings rise 80 feet high; the head building is 15 stories tall. Disassembling them, said Peres, is akin to taking down the pyramids. "I don't think there's any business like ours in the world," she said. Wood from the pine forests of northwest Wisconsin and northeast Minnesota were used to construct the elevator, the biggest in the world when it opened in 1887. Four-inch wrought iron nails hold boards in place, and Douglas fir beams strengthen each grain bin. To date, about one million board feet of antique wood has been pulled from the site, Peres said. Pieces of the Globe can be seen at the AMSOIL Arena, Leg-

Judy Peres is wired for sound on a daily basis. Not only is she at the helm of deconstructing three massive grain elevators, she's poised to become a reality TV star. Cameras started rolling on Peres, chief executive officer of Old Globe Reclaimed Wood Company, and her crew July 2. The filming runs through the end of July. Footage shot at the Superior harbor site is expected to be featured on a national reality TV show's new fall season. "They've got three million viewers," Peres said. "If three of them want to buy big chunks of reclaimed wood, we'll be on the map." Film crew field producer Paul Andresen, a former Superi°rite whose great-grandfather was a Duluth mayor, declined to say on which show the footage will air. Information received from the Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce indicated it is the History Channel's "Ax Men." But why would a series on the lumber industry focus on a grain elevator? Turn to LOGGERS, A3

Workforce officials hope to improve veteran employment By Shelley Nelson

While veterans may have the skills necessary to perform certain jobs, such as driving a truck or performing as a medical technician, those skills require specific licensing to be performed outside of a military setting in Wisconsin. Barry said legislation passed this year makes it easier for veterans to get the necessary licenses to work in the private sector, such as expediting any necessary testing, and waives the fees typically associated with becoming a licensed professional. "Say you're driving a truck over the hump in Afghanistan," Barry said. "You probably really qualify for a truck driver's license, so they tried to streamline the testing and the requirements. That passed the legislature with overwhelming

The state of Wisconsin doesn't have good data to show veterans have a higher rate of unemployment. But estimates place unemployment among Wisconsin veterans returning from war between 11 and 12 percent, according to Department of Workforce Development Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry. "We recently passed some legislation in the Wisconsin Legislature that addresses issues that are related directly to veterans," Barry said. "The returning veterans come back with the some skill sets and the governor (Scott Walker) designated 2012 the Year of the Veteran. And the legislature responded with three bills making it easier to get licensure." Turn to WORKFORCE, A3

Twins, Vivienne and Aricin Amorde, 3, run over the moon bridge at the Ami Friendship Garden in Superior on Wednesday evening during the friendship garden dedication. Their grandparents, Bill and Cathy Amorde, donated lanterns for the garden in honor of their son Thomas, who passed away in 2008. (Jed



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fined by the U.S. Weather Ser- week he anticipates the Park vice, will force changes in Committee will discuss at its plans for a major summer July 16 meeting whether conTown of Lisbon - Town of- event. tingency plans will be necesficials are taking a "wait-andTown of Lisbon Park Com- sary for the Heritage Weeksee" approach before deter- mittee Member Ed Nelson end festival scheduled for mining whether the "moder- said if weather conditions do Aug. 10-12 in Lisbon Commuate drought" condition, as de- not improve by the end of the nity Park.


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He said the campsites and festival activities might also be moved to locations in the park farther from tree lines and tall grass areas that pose a fire hazard. Brahm reported three grass fires within a week in the town. The largest - which burned more than 20 acres occurred near a closed quarry site south and east Plainview and Lake Five roads, a few hundred yards north of the park. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. Firefighters were able to quickly douse a residential yard grass fire in the Autumn Trial neighborhood apparently caused by a private fireworks display in the neighborhood. The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is considering issuing a citation for a violation of to the town's burning and fireworks ban. About two miles east on Highway K, firefighters put out a tree fire apparently caused by the effects of extreme heat on electrical power lines, according to the chief.




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Well tests yield no new options Village of Hartland - Two test wells recently drilled in the northeastern corner of Hartland did not yield any better alternatives for future well sites than a previously drilled test well near the same area. In March, two test borings were drilled on properties that Siepmann Realty Corp. plans to eventually develop on the east and west sides of Highway KE, north of Highway K. The borings revealed that one of the well sites had the capacity to produce a flow of about 200 gallons per minute. That capacity isn't significant enough for the village to consider moving forward with construction of a highcapacity well, according to Village Engineer Ryan Amtmann. The village's newest well, in the Four Winds subdivision, produces 2,000 gallons per minute. A test well drilled in 2001 or 2002 near the recent test wells revealed potential for a highcapacity well producing 400500 gallons per minute. The Village Board on Monday

voted to preserve the test well, but to abandon the well along with one other test well drilled at the same time, as well as the two drilled in March.

Eat, dance and stomp The annual Hartland Street Dance runs from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 21, on East Capitol Drive, featuring music by The Boogie Men. Local chamber member food vendors and childfriendly activities begin at 5:30 p.m. and include face painting, games, demonstrations, a rock wall and dunk tank. New this year is a Community Clay Stomp held in the American Legion parking lot. Over the past 33 years, local artist Joel Pfeiffer has facilitated more than 80 stomps. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the stomp. The results will be used to create a wall mural at the new Hartland Public Library addition. Hoses will be available for cleanup. Visit or call (262) 367-7059 for more information.


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Participants in the Northern Trempealeau County Relay for Life circled the Whitehall High School track during Friday's Lurninaria ceremony. See page 18 for more (TCT photograph by Scott Thomson) • photographs from the area American Cancer Society fundraiser.

Relay for Life fundraising up from previous year by Scott Thomson, TCT News Editor Dozens of area residents turned out at Whitehall High School Friday and Saturday to help the Northern Trempealeau County Relay for Life increase its fundraising total compared to last year. The annual areaAmerican

Cancer Society event so far this year has raised nearly $30,000, most of it generated during last weekend's activ ties .Twelve teams ,including two new ones, spent the overnight hours circling the WHS track and participating in other fundraising and educational activities.

The 2012 Relay got underway Friday evening with the opening ceremonies, highlighted by remarks from Kitty Puchalla, the honorary Relay co-chairman. Puchalla, a rural Whitehall resident, retired teacher and published author, is a threetime cancer survivor, having

Sentenced to prison for causing brother's death by drunk-driving by Scott Thomson, TCT News Editor A Galesville man convicted of causing his younger brother's death in a Nov. 28 drunken-driving accident will serve seven years in prison. James Pederson was in Trempealeau County Circuit Court last week Tuesday for his sentence hearing on felony homicide by the

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intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and felony aggravated battery involving an elderly victim. Pederson had pleaded no contest April 25 to those two counts; at that time two other charges, felony battery and misdemeanor battery, both as a repeat criminal offender, were dismissed and read into record for sentencing purposes. Killed in the accident, which occurred on State Hwy. 93 near its intersection with German Coulee Lane, was 19-year-old Dillon Pederson. The elder Pederson was driving when their vehicle left the road and traveled through the ditch until it hit a driveway and went airborne. The deputy who responded to the accident scene said that, when he arrived, he saw James Pederson kneeling beside the vehicle holding the head of a man in the passenger seat and trying to rouse him. Pederson initially

denied that he was the driver of the car, and tried to walk away from the officer while he was being interviewed. The Pedersons were fleeing from a bar fight in the city of Galesville at the time of the accident. Two men fitting the descriptions of the brothers got into a fight with a 65-year-old bar patron , who said he was pushed off his bar stool and kicked in the head while he was lying on the floor. In addition to the sevenyear prison term, Pederson will be on extended supervision for seven years after his release. He must also pay $536 in court costs, and make $3,352.84 in restitution to the victim, and undergo alcohol and other drug abuse evaluation and treatment; once released, he is to have no contact with the victim, and is not to possess controlled substances or consume alco-

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beaten breast, ovarian and skin cancer; her presentation particularly stressed the importance of protecting skin from the effects of sunlight and ultraviolet radiation. Puchalla was one of nearly 50 cancer survivors ,ranging in age from their teens to the 90s, who were introduced at the end of the opening ceremonies. Many of those individuals took to the track for the first lap of.the Relay, led by a color guard from Hutchins-StendahlAmerican

Legion Post 191, 2012 Miss Whitehall Shandell Guthrie and her attendants, Allison Anderson and Hannah Steig, and 2012 Trempealeau County Dairy Ambassador Kayden Daggett. j Members of the Relay tetrns took turns circling the track for the rest of the night, many of them taking a break from walking during a Fight Back ceremony that was held in the Memorial High School auditorium. Area vocal chorus, the Stouthearted Men,



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A funny thing happened . Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Arcadia High School, when Gideon Matchey (as Pseudolus), Luis Chavez (Marcus Lycus) and other AHS students staged the school music department's production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." See page 19 for more photographs from Sunday's show. (TCT photograph by Scott Thomson)


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Smoke billowed in the air and flames leapt 4-feet high as the Mukwonago Fire Department responded to an out-of-control grass fire behind a residence on Lauren Parkway on July 4. Westerly winds quickly pushed the fire east through an overgrown outlot and toward homes on Mary Court, according to Deputy Fire Chief Andy Wegner. Wegner guessed nearly 20 acres was consumed in the fire, which started after Scott Morman, 49, tried smoking gophers out of his lawn. Morman faces a citation and $177 fine for negligent burning, according to Town of Mukwonago police. Sgt. Eric Schmidt said Morman told officers he wanted


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Drought endangers firefighting in NP By ANDREA BUDDE

The lack of rain is beginning to have some serious consequences, jeopardizing fire-protection water reserves in North Prairie and creating dire circumstances for farmers. Saying the "well sources are unable to keep up with demand" when watering is occurring, the Prairie Village Water Trust has issued a watering restriction, allowing residents to sprinkle their lawns only between 5 and 10 a.m., until further notice. "The elevated storage tank is sometimes depleted to the

point where fire protection storage reserves are jeopardized," PVWT noted. "It is important to maintain fire protection reserves, particularly during this time of very dry weather conditions." Violating the restriction will result in a $50 fine for each occurrence. The village's even/odd calendar day system remains in effect (even-numbered addresses water on even-numbered days, odd-numbered addresses water on odd-numbered days). Hand held sprinkling cans or hoses may be used at any time to water gardens, trees and shrubs, but only if the watering device is

manually used and not left unattended. For more information, call the PVWT at (262) 392-5199. The news is a bit better elsewhere. Dean Falkner, utilities director for the Village of Mukwonago, stated that the village is under normal watering regulations (which operates on the same even/odd address system as North Prairie). He added that while usage is up quite a bit, they are "by no means having issues with supplying water." Eagle has the same ordinance, Steve Deegan, water utility staff member explained. He added that the

wells are being pumped at three to four times the normal rate. The good news is that, so far, the well levels have maintained. Morgan Brooks, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sullivan said that besides a quarter of an inch of rain July 3, the area hasn't had any precipitation since June 18. "Usually June is our best chance of the summer months to get any good soaking rains," but this year has definitely been drier, Brooks said. Normal average Turn to PAGE 3

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Walmart hearing vote overturned Plan to head back to Elmwood Park's Plan Commission for consideration CARA SPOTO

ELMWOOD PARK — Elmwood Park Trustees on Monday sent a public hearing request related to a Walmart zoning application back to the village Plan Commission. The vote, taken during a special Village Board meeting at the Village Hall, 3131 Taylor Ave., overturns a vote the board took on Thursday calling for a hearing on the matter to be set. Trustee Dave Cattoi said he and fellow trustees Brad Jaeck and Ellis Steiner called for the

special meeting on Saturday after hearing from scores of residents who were troubled over Thursday's vote. Those resiViau dents, members of the group Friends of Elmwood Park, have said that they believed Thursday's vote was illegal. They said the action ignored a vote taken by the Village Board on June 14 sending the

public hearing request back to the Plan Commission for consideration first. Gatlin Development Co. approached Village President Audrey Viau in February about building 41,000 - square - foot Neighborhood Market Walmart grocery store at Lathrop and Durand avenues, where the vacant Kohl's Food Store sits. Gatlin is requesting to have a 3-acre residential property immediately south of the commercial property rezoned. It has an option to buy the land and wants it re zoned, because the footprint of

February is target for selection of new superintendent LINDSAY FIORI

RACINE — The Racine Unified School Board hopes to select a new superintendent by midFebruary, according to a timeline presented Monday during a board study session. The session had School Board members formally meeting with representatives from search firm Ray & Associates for the first time since the firm's selection in May. Ray & Associates President Gary Ray told board members one of the next major steps in the superintendent hiring timeline is holding forums on Sept. 17 and 18 for staff and community members. The forums will help create a superintendent profile, including the most important characteristics Racine Unified's leader should possess, said Ray, whose company is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The superintendent profile, as well as promotional materials, should be completed with board input by Sept. 27. Candidates will have until Jan. 8 to apply with interviews beginning Feb. 1, Ray said. The timeline calls for selecting someone and offering a contract by mid-February. The person will be selected from a national search and must have an education background

per Wisconsin law. State statute requires a Wisconsin public school superintendent hold or be eligible to hold a Wisconsin Professional Educator license in teaching and have three years of teaching experience. Alter nately, superintendents can hold or be eligible to hold a Wisconsin Professional Educator license in pupil services, have three years of pupil services employment experience and have 540 hours of classroom instruction experience, according to the state Department of Public Instruction. School Board member Sue Kutz said the board looked into the education experience requirements after the Racine Taxpayers Association pushed for a superintendent with strictly a financial or business background. "We asked DPI," Kutz said. "It won't work." The board is hiring a superintendent to replace Ann Laing, who took the position on an interim basis after former Superintendent Jim Shaw retired last August. A new superintendent was supposed to replace Laing this month but School Board members in January extended her contract until June 30, 2013. Laing's replacement would begin work on July 1, 2013.


the development is larger than the old Kohl's property. Cattoi on Monday said that he called the special board meeting so he could make sure the board was doing the right thing. "We have to do the right thing. My friends and neighbors called me (after the last meeting) and said, 'this isn't right? I want to make it right," Cattoi said. In related business, the board gave Viau 14 days to fill two long vacant seats on the commission. It also voted to create a twotrustee committee tasked with finding the names of two law

firms that could assist the Village Board with legal matters. Residents have criticized the village for continuing to use Jon Shannon as its attorney regarding the Walmart proposal. Shannon is representing Bob Heinrich, who owns the land Walmart is looking to have re zoned. Friends of Elmwood Park members, Alan and Maureen Bagg, are suing Heinrich for adverse possession of the property, which sits next to their house. Shannon is also the bank-appointed receiver for the More on WALMART, Page 11A



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Student soccer players from The Prairie School play futsal on Monday on Monument Square. Futsal is a variant of soccer but played on a smaller field. The students said they try to play the game a couple of times each week.

Caledonia bans fireworks, burning yard waste Journal Times staff

CALEDONIA — The Village of Caledonia issued a yard waste burning ban and a fireworks ban Monday, according to a press release from the Caledonia Fire Department. The open burning of yard waste is banned, as are fire works. Campfires Roeder and grills 2 feet in diameter or less are still allowed, the release said. The bans will be in effect until dry

weather conditions improve, which is not likely before the Fourth of July holiday, said Fire Chief Richard Roeder. When the bans are lifted, another press release will be sent. Caledonia residents can also call the village burn line for updates at (262) 835-4357, Roeder said. These other municipalities have their own temporary burning bans, according to the Racine County Communications Department: ■ Town of Burlington ■ City of Burlington ■ Dover ■ Mount Pleasant

■ Norway ■ Raymond ■ Rochester ■ Sturtevant ■ Union Grove ■ Town of Waterford ■ Village of Waterford ■ Yorkville For more information, contact the municipality. Racine County has also issued a temporary burning ban in all county parks and campgrounds. For more information, go to www.racineco.corn, call (262) 886 - 8440 or email: .

Village of Waterford revises outdoor water ban Journal Times staff

WATERFORD — The village

Monday announced modifications to the outdoor water use ban, following the installation of a well pump. All four wells are provid-

ing water to the community, but high water demand and forecasted dry conditions mean the conservation of outdoor water continues to be necessary, according to a press release.

Even-numbered addresses may sprinkle on even days between 6 and 10 p.m., and odd-numbered addresses may do so on odd days between 6 and 10 p.m. Residents and businesses are

expected to conserve outdoor water whenever possible, the release said, and the changes take effect immediately. For more information, call (262) 534-3980.

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A 16-year-old boy riding a jet ski hit another jet ski while the two were in Lake Michigan on Monday, said Deputy Mark Blicharz of the Racine County Water Patrol. No one was injured, Blicharz said. The boy, from Illinois, "got too close" to a vessel driven by a female friend, also 16 and from Illinois. The girl's jet ski sustained damage to the handle grip, Blicharz said. The incident happened at about 12:51 p.m. between Zoo Beach and North Beach. The boy was cited for operating a personal watercraft within 100 feet of another. The citation comes with a $187.90 fine, Blicharz said.

The Wednesday solid waste/ 1_ recycling area will not be collected on that date. Solid waste/recycling collection will resume on its normal schedule on July 11.



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More than 3,540 people attended the 28th annual Breakfast on the Farm on Saturday, June 23, at Mark Mayer's MM Dairy Farm in the Town of Belgium. A John Deere tractor tire was the ideal perch for Nick and Johnny Gonzalez while their brother Jack stood next to the cab (above photo). Clockwise, from top left photo, Logan Byrd of Port Washington dug into his hearty breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs and ham, cottage cheese and cubed cheese; Brandon Brown, 2, petted a young calf, one of 55 animals in the petting zoo; while (from left) Heather Hamm, Debbie Port and Anna Reisinger held puppies. Farm visitors consumed more than 500 dozen eggs, 5,000 cartons of milk, 600 pounds of cheese and countless pancakes. The event is sponsored by the Ozaukee County Dairy Promotion Committee. Photos by Sam Arendt

CG-Bo grads receive $200,000 in scholarships at Cedar Grove-Belgium High School were awarded scholarships valued at $200,000 during the school's annual scholarships and awards ceremony on May 23. The students, their scholarships and the awards they received follow: Kayla Baker — Port Washington State Bank Scholarship. Alex Beutel — Bruce Krier Foundation Scholarship, Cedar Grove-Belgium High School Student Council People's Choice Scholarship; Cedar Grove-Belgium Youth Soccer Scholarship, Elks Club Most Valuable Student, Jagemann Samping, Inc. Scholarship, Kohler Foundation Incentive Scholarship, Colorado College Scholarship, Valedictorian Award. Aylin Birlik — Cedar Grove-Belgium PTO Scholarship. Jessica Burant — Bruce Krier Foundation Scholarship, Carl "Doc" DuMez Memorial Museum Boaid Scholarship. Caitlin Cobb — Cedar Grove-Belgium High School Student Council Scholarship, UW-Oshkosh Scholarship. Danielle De Haai — Rocket Basketball Club Scholarship. Ashley De Smidt — Concordia University Scholarship. Kiera Depies — Belgium Lions Club Scholarship, UW-Platteville Scholarship, Senior Scholar Athlete. Zachary Feind — Cedar Grove-Belgium Education Association Scholarship, NMB

Volunteer Service Scholarship. Zachary Garside — Oostburg State Bank Scholarship, Walter & June Vollrath Scholarship. Sarah Gorsuch — Kettle Lakes Cooperative Scholarship. Kyle Green — Best Buy Scholarship, Cedar Grove-Belgium Education Association Scholarship, Rocket Basketball Club Scholarship, Lakeland College Scholarship. Dustin Groenewald — Academic Excellence Scholarship, American Legion Post 338 Scholarship, UAW-Stevens Point Scholarship, Salutatorian Award. Jonathan Herzog — Cedar GroveBelgium Education Foundation Scholarship, Cedar Grove-Belgium High School Student Council Scholarship, Al Roerdink Memorial by T&C Scholarship, Wisconsin Energy Corp Daughters & Sons Scholarship, Outstanding Senior Athlete. Alex Holle — Cedar Grove-Belgium Education Foundation Scholarship, Cedar Grove Fire Department Scholarship, Wheaton College Scholarship, Senior Scholar Athlete. Danielle Holzberger — Belgium Lions Club Scholarship. Kelly Hubing — 'SW-Sheboygan Scholarship. Lucas Kaat — First Reformed Church Scholarship, Chris Schroeder Scholarship. John Kettenhoven — Amsterdam Lions Club Scholarship.

Kyle Kirst — Cedar Grove-B elgiu m High School Student Council Scholarship, Cedar Grove-Belgium Youth Soccer Scholarship, Concordia University Scholarship. Daniel Klingelhoets — Bruce Krier Foundation Scholarship, Cedar GroveBelgium High • School Student Council People's Choice Scholarship, Lakeshore Productions, Inc. Scholarship, Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship, Marquette University Scholarship. Brandon Krauska — Lakeland College Scholarship. Austin Leider — Lakeshore Farms, LLC Scholarship. Jaime Lewis — Cedar Grove-Belgium Education Foundation Scholarship, Kohler Foundation Incentive Scholarship. Madeline Nicora — UW-Sheboygan Scholarship. Connor Novack , — Cedar GroveBelgium Education Foundation Scholarship. Travis Obbink — Cedar Grove-Belgium Broncos Youth Football Scholarship, Jimmy Lohr Memorial Scholarship, Wisconsin Lutheran College Scholarship. Christopher Peszko — Justin "IT' Roller Memorial Scholarship. Jacob Prinsen — Belgium Community Club Scholarship. Joshua Ruppel — Chris Schroeder Scholarship. Joseph Schueller — Bruce Krier Foundation Scholarship, UW-Platteville Scholarship.

Zachary Schulz — Cedar GroveBelgium Broncos Youth Football Scholarship, Lakeshore Farms, LLC. Scholarship, Ozaukee Deputy Sheriff's Department Scholarship, Wrestling Memorial/Mat Backers Scholarship. Rebecca Stemwell — Lakeland College Scholarship. Ashley Tarvas — Rocket TF/CC Booster Club Scholarship Aric Van Ess — Cedar Grove-Belgium Education Foundation Scholarship, Cedar Grove Fire Department Scholarshp, First Reformed Church Scholarship. Catherine Washak — UW-Sheboygan Scholarship. Briana Weavers — American Legion Post 338 Scholarship, Bruce Krier Foundation Scholarship, Outstanding Senior Athlete. Kyle Winker — Dr. Daniel Witkowski Scholarship. Montanna Zajac — Caleb C. Acker Memorial Scholarship, Bruce Krier Foundation Scholarship, Cedar GroveBelgium Student Council People's Choice Scholarship.

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Due to a production error, the scholarship recipients from the Cedar Grove-Belgium High School Class of 2011 were published in last week's graduation section honoring the Class of 2012. This is the list that should have been included in the section. We apologize for the error.

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TAKING THE PLUNGE — Children leap from an Idle Isle dock while trying to keep their cool in temperatures in the high 90s on July 6.

Traffic crashes could get more costly City considers fee if fire truck is needed at accident scene

Berlin could raise at least problem of how to handle $25,000 in fees, Bertram esti- billing when a nonresident mated, which translates to $1.31 might not be at fault but still in property taxes on an average subject to the proposed fee and home. when a New Berlin driver is at By JANE FORD-STEWART He acknowledged that while fault and is exempt from the other communities started fee. New Berlin — The city will charging fees since 2008, many If such problems can be consider an ordinance charging have pulled back because of the worked out, Mayor Jack Chio$500 to nonresidents for fire backlash. vatero views the proposed engines that come to the scene charge as a way to recoup legitWho gets the bill of serious traffic accidents. imate costs. The Fire DepartOn a 5-2 vote last week, the Although the council's ment often uses materials to Common Council decided that intent is to bill only nonresi- put fires out or clean up spills, such an ordinance should at dents, it also wants to bill the he said, and then there is the least be drafted for final council party at fault. labor involved. action later this summer. Insurance companies and Fee philosophies The proposed fee would be courts are good at figuring out the same concept as charging who that is, said city attorney To those who worry that for ambulance transports, said Mark Blum, who suggested fees will have no end and that Fire Chief Lloyd Bertram. The sending bills to both parties the city will be charging for bill would go to the insurance and letting them sort out who coming to fires next, Chiovatecompanies. pays. ro said, "We're not trying to Based on what a handful of The proposed ordinance collect all the revenue we can." other communities that already that will come before the coun- And besides he said, "We're charge for engine service, New cil might address the prickly not allowed to charge for fires."

Taking the opposite view is Alderman Ron Seidel, one of two voting against the concept, who said, "I think it's creating quite a bit of paperwork and things that have to be done." He said he isn't sure $500 is worth it. Alderman Dave Ament also voted against the plan, though without comment. In charging just nonresidents, the thought was that residents already pay for the Fire Department. Other arguments for charging just nonresidents are how Brookfield and Greenfield are handling their engine fees. Brookfield only charges such a fee on the freeways, where there is more chance that drivers involved in accidents will be nonresidents. Greenfield only charges nonresPlease see CRASHES, Page 4

By JANE FORD-STEWART New Berlin — Dropping the grace period for academic eligibility for sports and other after school activities starting this fall is one of the rule changes that got a favorable hearing before the New Berlin School Board that will hold a final vote on it this summer. If students' grades dip below 2.0 in any grading quarter, they would be ineligible for sports or co-curricular activities until their grades come up. This policy would be in line with many other school districts, said Courtney Fryatt, activity and athletic director at Eisenhower High School. Also under the proposed policy, coaches would be notified when students' grades hit the danger zone of 2.25, she said. Currently, students' whose grades fall below 2.0 have a grace period until the end of the next grading quarter to pull up to 2.0. Fryatt said she could think of no top Eisenhower athletes whose eligibility would be affected by the proposed change. The proposed rule changes also would make cn suspensions for alcohol, drug or tobacco infractions more sure, partly by spelling •

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Northwoods w eathers storms, heat during holiday week how to deal with it up here in the North• Minocqua/Lakeland area — 2,500 woods." customers without power. Multiple power outages occurred • Eagle River/Three Lakes area — twice within a week in both Vilas and 8,000 customers without power. Oneida counties as • "Some of them had chilthunderstorms blew Rhinelander/Cranthrough. High dren and with no power it don area — 1,260 winds, heavy rain, customers without was hot and then they were hail and downed power. so uncomfortable ." trees and power lines Wisconsin Public were reported Service crews Cherie Sanderson throughout the two worked throughout Boulder Junction counties. the night, but more librarian and town resident The Minocqua than 1,000 customers and Lakeland areas were hardest hit remained without power Thursday mornWednesday, just a day after strong thun- ing. derstorms left thousands of Wisconsin Near-record heat followed later in the Public Service customers in the dark. day, with Rhinelander reaching a high of As of 9:45 p.m. last Wednesday 92 degrees. The record that day is 93 evening, the following areas were affect- degrees set in 1921 and again in 1988. ed by outages, according to the WPS: The National Weather Service does not

High winds cause numerous power outages in area By Joe VanDeLaarschot of The Lakeland Times

Near-record temperatures and violent storms left some Northwoods residents and visitors with frazzled nerves during a busy Fourth of July holiday week. "Some tourists and visitors to the area had difficulty dealing with it," Boulder Junction librarian Cherie Sanderson said. "Some of them had children, and with no power, it was hot and then they were so uncomfortable." Others managed to cope. "(They) just went outside and had a campfire," Sanderson said. "They knew


keep temperature records for the Minocqua area. As miserable as it was, the heat wave was part of a "typical summer weather pattern," Rhinelander 's WJFW-TV meteorologist Matt Serwe, said. A phenomenon known as an "omega block" caused the nation's midsection to bake, he said. "In an omega block, the middle of the country is very warm and the East and West coasts have lower temperatures," Serwe said. "When this happens, the position of the ridge of warm air is tapping into southerly, more-moist air. That causes the high humidity, along with the hot temperatures." Temperatures, he added, were expected to be close to normal over the weekend. See HEAT... page 31

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Supreme Court's decision could still gut health care law State's Medicaid tab could grow by $695.1 million By Richard Moore of The Lakeland Times

In the wake of last week's Supreme Court decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the individual mandate and the debate about


News Analysis whether it is a tax or a penalty, or both, have received most of the attention, but the court's ruling on Medicaid also will have far-reaching implications. Regardless of the ultimate fate of the individual mandate and its long-term effect, if any, on the Constitution, the decision to allow states to opt out of the

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Taking the scenic route to Carnegie im Erickson may be the only musician to ever qualify to play at Carnegie Hall without realizing he was doing it. It brings to mind the old joke about a couple of tourists who are looking for the famous music hall in New York City when they spot a man carrying a violin case. One asks, "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" "Practice;' the musician says. Erickson, 51, has been playing and practicing music since he was 8 years old, much Erickson of it around Madison. His reputation as a talented and versatile pianist is well known. But the fact he has retained his Madison base — in part because he has a couple of sons here — means Erickson's profile outside the city is not what it could be. And Carnegie Hall? Like most every musician, Erickson wondered what it might be like to play the fabled venue. "I never imagined it would happen;' Erickson said this week. Last month, it did. The story really starts a year ago this month when Erickson traveled to the southern-most tip of Sicily to participate in the 2011 Ibla Grand Prize World Music Competitions. Madison native Margaret Kay, a family friend of Erickson's, and a soprano studying opera in Sweden, asked him to come to Italy — the Sicilian city of Ragusa — to accompany her in the competition, which is open to vocalists and pianists of all ages. Erickson was not previous ly aware of the event, which was held July 1-10 last year in Ragusa Ibla, an older section of the city of Ragusa and one famous for its Baroque architecture. Despite Erickson's unfamiliarity with it, the competition is highly prestigious. "People come from all over the world;' he said. That may be in part because the winners are invited on an Ibla Foundation tour that includes a performance at Carnegie Hall. Erickson himself was not entered, but he accompanied Kay in numerous performances during their days in Ragusa Ibla. The city is filled with music during that time, and the musicians perform for general audiences as well as an international jury that picks the winners. It was at the end of the formal competition, one night in Falcone Borsellino Hall, that Erickson found himself jamming on stage with another vocalist, Jonathan Story, whom he met and befriended that week. Their performance generated a buzz that brought departing audience members back to their seats. At the conclusion, Salvatore Moltisanti, the artistic director of the competition, invited Erickson and Story to play again at a concert that closed the festivities and was broadcast on Italian television. And that was that — or so Erickson thought. After all, he hadn't been officially entered in the competition. But in March, he heard from Story, who said the Ibla Foundation wanted them on the Ibla Grand Prize Winners Tour that would play Carnegie Hall in the spring. Erickson sent Moltisanti a note in Ragusa. Was it true? The director wrote back that indeed it was true, and later provided Erickson a


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Police arrest man in homicide Investigators think the Fitchburg shooting was a robbery gone wrong. By JEFF GLAZE 608-252-6138

Fitchburg police arrested the suspect and another person of interest in a Tuesday robbery that ended with an Iowa man dead. In a Thursday press conference at City Hall, Fitchburg police announced that 21-year-old Bobby G. Hogans, 3447 Burke Road, town of Burke, was arrested Wednesday evening at an undisclosed location in Madison. He faces tentative charges of felony murder and armed robbery following the incident that

left Samuel John Harris, 25, of Dubuque, Iowa, dead. Felony murder is charged when somebody is killed during the commission of another crime. The person charged is generally not the person alleged to have done the killing. Police said a second person of interest was taken into custody later Wednesday and is being held on a probation violation. That man's name was not released. Fitchburg police Lt. Chad Brecklin said the case appears to be a robbery gone bad. "We'll still trying to determine if there was intent to actually harm or kill Mr. Harris;' he said. Harris died of a gunshot wound after he was found on the floor just inside the north entrance of

a Fairways Apartments building at 3302 Leopold Way. Few details of the events leading up to Harris's death were released, but Police Chief Thomas Blatter said Hogans planned to rob Harris during a meeting at the building. Brecklin declined to say whether the meeting was a drug deal, but the Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force assisted in the investigation. Police said the department recovered several guns, money, clothing and vehicles. Hogans does not have a criminal record in Wisconsin, according to online court records, only traffic tickets in Dane and Columbia counties. His address on the tickets, issued in 2011 and 2012, was in Chicago.

Harris also had no criminal re cord in Wisconsin and only minor offenses in Iowa. In 2006, he was fined for possession of drug paraphernalia. Fitchburg police were adding extra patrols in the neighborhood, which includes Leopold Elementary School, in an effort to restore a sense of normalcy. Mayor Shawn Pfaff said he was proud of police efforts in the neighborhood and residents should not be concerned. "I want to send a clear signal that Leopold School is a great school and that is a good neighborhood where kids and families can feel safe;' he said.

— State Journal reporter Ed Treleven contributed to this report.

WEDC gets new incentive guidelines


Agency will now ask if companies are bidding for state work before offering tax breaks. By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press

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iblings Sophia, 11, Joshua, 6, and Julia Fong, 10, share an oversized chair Thursday on the UW-Madison Union Terrace while catching up on their school studies. The children, visiting from California, are in the midst of a nine -day family vacation throughout the Midwest, which includes visits to a number of university campuses and several major league baseball parks.

DNR enacts strict burn ban It's in effect for areas in 11 counties to prevent wildfires until it rains. Capital Newspapers

Smokers who light up outside in parts of southern Wisconsin could be arrested under a sweeping new burn ban intended to prevent wildfires amid dangerously dry conditions. The Department of Natural Resources issued the emergency burning restrictions Thursday for unincorporated areas of 11 counties including parts of Dane County. The ban went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday and will be in effect until the region gets rain. The ban includes smoking outdoors, all fireworks and the outdoor disposal of ashes, charcoal briquettes, matches or any burning material. Although they're not covered under the order, several cities and villages have issued their

own burn restrictions and postponed or canceled fireworks displays for the Fourth of July. "With the extreme temperatures expected, we had to take a proactive approach by implementing these restrictions in order to keep emergency responders and the public safe;' said Trent Marty, director of forest protection for the DNR in a news release. The affected counties include all of Crawford, Richland, Sauk, Columbia, Marquette and Green Lake Counties, and parts of Dane, Iowa, Grant, Adams and Juneau counties. The northwest corner of Dane County is included in the ban, including the towns of Roxbury, Mazomanie, Berry, Black Earth, Vermont and part of Blue Mounds. The rest of the county is under local and municipal control for fire warnings. The restriction prohibits the burning of any combustible material outdoors until further notice, including:

• All fireworks. • Combustible material in a burn pile or burn barrel, including grass or wooded areas. All DNR burn permits are sus pended. • Campfires, with the exception of developed camping areas within a metal fire ring. • Outdoor disposal of ashes, charcoal briquettes, matches or any burning material. • Smoking a cigar, cigarette or pipe, except within an enclosed vehicle or building. "This underscores the fact that it is tinder dry out there and the fire danger continues to elevate each day we do not receive rain," said Catherine Koele, DNR wildfire prevention specialist. On Thursday, Stoughton and Oregon issued burning bans that include fireworks. Also Thursday, a July 4 fireworks celebration in Wisconsin Dells was canceled, and a fireworks celebration in Baraboo was moved from July 4 to July 28.

Photographer sues retailer, shirt maker He holds the copyright to the Soglin portrait used by Sconnie Nation. By ED TRELEVEN

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Sconnie Nation's T-shirts with Mayor Paul Soglin's picture on them say "Sorry for Partying," but might say "Sorry for Infringing" if a federal copyright lawsuit by Soglin's official portrait-taker succeeds. Photographer Michael Kienitz, who owns the copyright to Soglin's official mayoral portrait, sued retailer Sconnie Nation and T-shirt maker Underground Printing on Thursday, claiming they infringed on his copyright by using the picture of Soglin on T-shirts and tank tops made and sold for the 2012 Mifflin Street Block Party.

The party was May 5 and resulted in about 500 arrests and citations. The lawsuit seeks an injunction barring any further printing or sales of the T-shirt, and demands all profits derived from sales of the shirts. Sconnie Nation and Underground Printing could not be immediately reached for comment. According to the lawsuit, Kienitz took the photo of Soglin on April 19, 2011, and it was chosen to be his official portrait as mayor. The portrait is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office and is published on the city of Madison's website. Kienitz is credited on the website as the photographer, and he retains the copyright, the lawsuit states. The lawsuit alleges the portrait was copied without permission from the city's website.

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A Madison photographer alleges in a lawsuit that this Sconnie Nation T-shirt sold for this year's Mifflin Street Block Party infringes on his copyright for the official portrait of Mayor Paul Soglin.

Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday the state's semi-private economic development agency will put new safeguards in place after it offered tax breaks to a Wisconsin company contingent on it winning a state bid in a letter copied to the governor that never was sent to him. Walker told members of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation board that WEDC will now ask companies if they are submitting or intend to submit a bid for state work be fore offering them incentives. Procedures at the year-old agency Walker created have been questioned after it offered a tax break to Stevens Pointbased Skyward, Inc., in March, then rescinded it after Walker's administration deemed it to be inappropriate because the company was bidding on a $15 million project to run a statewide school information system. Giving any company bidding for state work a preference that others don't have is illegal. Bidding on the state project was put on hold and then the deadline for submitting bids was moved from June 19 to July 10. Skyward, which has threatened to leave the state if it doesn't get the contract, is being allowed to submit a bid and a third party will oversee the evaluation process to ensure transparency and fairness. Walker said he became aware of tax breaks to Skyward shortly after he won his recall election June 5 when he was given a list of companies to call and persuade to expand or do business in the state. Skyward was flagged because his staff knew it also was bidding on the project, Walker told the board. "A light went on and I said, `Hey, wait a minute;" Walker said. In the letter, WEDC head Paul Jadin said he and Walker were "firmly committed to doing everything possible to expedite the processing and awarding of this incentive package" to Skyward. The letter referred to Skyward's plans to spend $20 million and hire more than 600 people to build a new corporate headquarters. Walker was copied on the let ter, but it never was delivered to his office, said Department of Administration spokeswoman Jocelyn Webster. The agency regularly copies the governor on correspondence but has "not made a practice of forwarding the letters to the governor or the governor's office;' she said. That will change, Walker said. Skyward sells management software to track grades, attendance and other information for schools and already serves 220 of Wisconsin's 424 districts as well as about 1,400 other schools across the U.S. and in five other countries.

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Heat, lack of rain has harried farmers working even harder By Dan Simmons Capital Newspapers


Nina, a 60-year-old elephant, cools off Monday in the Baraboo River along the Circus World Museum grounds. According to the National Weather Service in Sullivan, the Baraboo River set a low water record last week — and the water level continues to drop as the sizzling temperatures and lack of rain continue throughout Sauk County.

A home sales rebound? Sauk County Realtor says the market is coming back By Jeremiah Tucker Capital Newspapers

PRAIRIE DU SAC — Some Realtors, lenders and home builders in Sauk Prairie and across the country are seeing cautious optimism return to the home market after years of dismal forecasts. "There are a few more lookers now than there were even a few months ago," said Dan Heffron, a real estate broker with Bunbury & Associates Realtors and vice president of Heffron Homes. "I think we're on the rebound, but we have a long way to go to get real healthy!'

National data are showing that the housing market may be making a legitimate comeback. As reported last week in The New York Times, S&P/Case- Shiller reported that sales prices for existing homes rose in April for the first time this year. Also, the pace of housing instruction has increased and the National Association of Realtors announced that pending home sales climbed to the highest levels since September 2010, when a federal tax credit for first-time buyers expired. While this isn't the first time the housing market

has shown signs of life since the recession began, the Times reported a legitimate recovery is more likely now because the combination of low home prices and a recovering economy has expanded the pool of potential home buyers. In Sauk Prairie, Heffron said historically low interest rates and available lenders is growing buyer demand for housing. "If people have jobs and a good credit history, they can borrow money," Heffron said. Mike Jones, senior vice president and head of lending for the Bank of Prairie du Sac, said he's seen an

uptick in business. "Just to give you an idea, we're about through June, and we've done about twothirds of what we did all of last year in mortgages;' Jones said. Heffron said homes are selling for an average of 96 percent of the asking price. Thanks in part to historically low interest rates, the home construction market also appears to be getting slightly better. "We're still seeing (the market) is soft;' said Matt Ganser, construction manager for Ganser Construction in Prairie du Sac. "But it's better than it has been for the last four years!'

Fun Day planned at city dog park Grab your pooch — or come without him — and visit the Reedsburg City Dog Park from 10 a.m. to noon July 14 to join in the park's Fun Day festivities. The park is located a quarter-mile south of state Highway 23/33 on Golf Course Road. Events include a demonstration of a drug search

of a vehicle donated by Reedsburg Salvage. The search will be performed by Reedsburg Police Department Canine "Fritz" and his handler, Sgt. Andrew Foesch. Ronnie Rabuck from River Bottom Kennels will demonstrate obedience training that will include contests for dogs that have

unusual talents for jumping or responding to commands. Members of the Sauk County Humane Society will educate the public on its programs and talk about pets available for adoption. The event sponsor, Reedsburg's Bark for the Park Committee, have been busy making up treats for

the doggy bake sale and will offer hot dogs, soda and water for sale. All proceeds will go toward park enhancements. This is a free event for the community and a way to check out the park. Seating is limited; attendees are asked to bring a chair. In the event of rain, the event will be held July 15.

SCIL has openings for 2013 program Individuals who live or work in Sauk County are invited to apply for the Sauk County Institute of Leadership's 2013 program. SCIL is a nine-month leadership development program consisting of an initial two-day retreat, set for Sept. 13-14, followed by one-day monthly workshops and a graduation dinner. SCIL sessions are held throughout Sauk County, running from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month from

October through May. Each session will focus on a different aspect of community leadership including leadership concepts and team building; state and local government; community and economic development; justice, civil liberties and security; family and community; education; health care; agriculture and natural resources and a celebration of leadership. SCIL brings together potential leaders from various segments of the corn-

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One-two punch "We've never had droughts combined with this excessive heat;' said Barb Perkins, who has run the 40-acre farm with her husband, Dave, for the last 18 years and hadn't missed a regularly scheduled delivery until now. A patch of Wisconsin stretching across the southern part of the state has been declared a moderate drought region, according to The Drought Monitor, a federal government report released Thursday. All of Sauk County is part of the drought zone, which now encompasses about 17 percent of the state. Last week, just 4.46 percent of the state — all of it in extreme southeastern Wisconsin — met the moderate drought levels. Madison has received only 0.31 inches of rain since June 1, when it normally would have received 4.95 inches. However, 63 percent of the state is not in a drought danger zone, with many counties in northern Wisconsin registering normal or above-average rain during the spring and so far this summer. With additional

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The high heat that continues to sequester most Sauk County residents indoors has meant even more work than usual for many area farmers. Producers are scrambling around the clock to manage irrigation systems to water their fields — if they are fortunate enough to own them — as the skies stubbornly refuse to yield any rain. The heat wave delivered a third consecutive day of 100-degree temperatures to the area Friday. Things are expected to cool off a bit — into the 80s — starting today. But chances of heavy rain remain minimal. "Our farmers are exhausted;' said Julie Garrett, community program manager for FairShare, a Madison-based coalition of 51 community-supported agriculture farms in 20 counties. A planned potluck dinner in Primrose today, for community-supported farmers, has been canceled. Farmers can't afford the break from watering their fields. At least one farm — Vermont Valley near Blue Mounds — took the unprecedented step of canceling its delivery of fresh vegetables and adding an extra week of delivery in October on account of the weather.

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own and still hear what other groups came up with;' Heyer said. "It fosters the development of critical thinking skills!' He said the technological advances at MATC are meant to keep time with technological advances in the professional world. "This campus is going to be more technology-rich;' Heyer said. "We asked, `How can we apply this expansion to serve our students better?' "The technology students use when they graduate is always evolving. We

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Lots of extra effort It takes farmers a lot of extra time and sweat to drag large hoses, move high-powered sprinklers and keep track of each area so that all crops get the recommended minimum of 1 inch of water per week. "We're spending more than double the time watering than normal;' said Jesse Perkins, 31, who works on his parents' farm in Blue Mounds. He and his father, Dave, have been committing 60 hours a week to watering alone, using four types of sprinklers. But not all farmers have such sophisticated and diverse irrigation options which, even for small farms, can cost more than $10,000 to install — but in times like this prove invaluable. "If there was no irrigation, we'd have almost nothing to harvest in vegetables," Perkins said. "It's very well worth it!' Their spring crops ripened earlier than normal this year due to unprecedented early spring heat, requiring them to start delivering boxes of produce earlier than usual. Now, their summer crops are a bit behind schedule, causing the lag in deliveries. "Just some cool weather and rain would be really nice," Jesse Perkins said.

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he City of Milwaukee made it clear Friday: It doesn't want to sell water to Waukesha. And so, Waukesha, which must move away from city wells that are contaminated with radium, will likely strike a multimillion-dollar deal with Oak Creek or Racine. The Milwaukee Common Council did authorize negotiating the sale of Lake Michigan water to Waukesha but limited the scope of talks to Waukesha's current service area — a deal killer, despite what OUR VIEW Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett may wish to believe. Barrett also apparently is betting that drawing water from Oak Creek or Racine is too expensive for Waukesha. That's a risky bet to make. Waukesha officials said the council's action kills any chance of a deal since Waukesha is obligated under state law to distribute water to a larger future service area — one designated by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Cornmission. City officials are concerned that access to lake water could lead to more sprawl outside of Waukesha at Milwaukee's expense. But the more likely scenario is that bad water simply gets replaced with good. We don't think there is a hidden agenda here. "We're disappointed that Milwaukee prematurely killed this opportunity to negotiate a historic regional cooperation agreement with Waukesha," Waukesha Acting City Administrator Steve Crandell said. Milwaukee, which could stand to gain those millions of dollars, made a shortsighted decision.

hended for the severity of the penalty to really carry weight." It's time for tougher laws. O 00

Some guys just can't let go. On Friday, the Milwaukee Common Council voted 10-4 to deny interim historic designation for the ramshackle complex of buildings known as Sydney Hih, pretty much clearing the way for its long overdue demolition. But Ald. Bob Bauman then used a parliamentary tactic that delays the effect of the vote for at least a couple of weeks while he desperately tries to come up with a plan to save the complex he loves. But this is not a fight worth having. Aside from some memories, there is nothing about Sydney Hih worth saving. Bauman should give up this forlorn fight and find something more worthy of his talents and energy. Sydney Hih should go.

Now that the Racine County recount numbers are in confirming that Democrat John Lehman beat Republican Van Wanggaard in their state Senate contest, maybe the state can move on. Or not: Wanggaard says he may file a lawsuit challenging the vote count based on clerical options and "suspicious activity." He certainly has that right, but what's the remedy? How would anyone accurately assess which votes were suspicious or which results were due to clerical errors? Do authorities throw out the election results altogether and conduct another election? Should someone's vote be discounted because voting clerks made an error? Do Republicans really think that's the best way to spend taxpayer money? As they stand, the results give the Senate to Democrats — but only for a moment. In November, there will be another set of elections that most likely will return the Senate to the Republicans before the next regular session of the Legislature. With all due respect to Wanggaard's wish to remain in the Senate and root out any errors, the better thing for taxpayers and citizens — barring any really serious errors or fraud — would be for Wanggaard to graciously concede and help his party, and the state, move on. O00 By many measures, funding for good business ideas in Wisconsin is in short supply. That's why the news this week that a Chinese fund plans a $100 million investment in Wisconsin companies was good news. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. said it will screen state companies, selecting up to 25 to make presentations. PiYi Investment Management Co. Ltd. will make investments in the $2 million to $15 million range. "Whether or not that comes from domestic capital or foreign capital, we're interested," Scott Mosley, manager of foreign direct investments for the WEDC, told the Journal Sentinel's Kathleen Gallagher. "We're trying to develop a pipeline of deals and a pipeline of capital." Tim Keane, managing director of Keane D'Souza Venture Capital LLC in Milwaukee, agrees. "Paul Jadin (head of WEDC) deserves a lot of credit for getting this to happen — it's exactly the right thing for Wisconsin right now," he said.


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Too many Wisconsin drivers get behind the wheel after they've been drinking. And too many of them get slaps on the wrist when they finally are caught. It's time to get tougher. State Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) is working on a bill that would make a person's third charge of operating while intoxicated a felony. Right now, it's not a felony until the fourth OWI within five years. She and co-sponsor state Rep. Jim Ott (R-Mequon) also are considering a pilot program for sobriety checkpoints. "We have to get to a point where people are going to think about driving when they're impaired. Now is the time to take another look at drunken driving." Passage of Darling's bill would be a start. Wisconsin's laws are still among the weakest in the nation. "People drive drunk on such a regular basis, without any consequences," says Nina Emerson, director for the Resource Center on Impaired Driving. "People have to believe that they're going to be appre-

Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers got some good advice this week: Leave Wisconsin's $77 billion pension fund alone. And Walker, to his credit, said he'd take that advice. The advice came in a report on the health of the system approved by Walker's administration secretary. The report recommended against allowing a 401(k)-style retirement option to compete against the existing pension system. Coming Sunday: ■ Richard C. Longworth,

a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, makes the case for closer ties between Milwaukee and Chicago in advance of a July 17 conference jointly sponsored by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Lubar Fund for Public Policy Research at Marquette University Law School. ■ Christian Schneider warns in his column that "it might be worth checking back with the Democrats one year from now to see if they are as enthusiastic about the recall process as they were this year."

I would like to relate my experience on the first day (July 2) of the new vehicle emission inspection process. I consulted the website, , to find inspection locations. Not an easy process in itself, I set out armed with some inspection station addresses. Of the first three I tried, the first one said that he had 12 scheduled for today and couldn't test my vehicle. The sec, ond one I could not YOUR VIEW find. The third told me that the guy who did the inspections had the day off, so I couldn't get it done there. Frustrated by this time, I called SysTech International at (866) 623-8378, and after going through a number of button pushes, was told by recorded message that all operators were busy and to call back later. Then, it was go back home to use the Internet to look up more stations. Armed with additional addresses, I then found a station that could help me. Now some observations: 1)None of the inspection stations had external signage indicating that they were an inspection station to help me find them. 2) I do not see much improvement when the old inspection station could do 12 inspections an hour on each of several lanes. Much better than 12 all day. 3) I understand that the state saved some money by going to this new process, but it cost me 25 or 30 miles of driving around plus a couple of hours. I don't see this as an improvement in service. It also seems to me that this transfer of cost back to me is just another tax. Tom Briscoe


Community's response to fire much appreciated On behalf of the American Red Cross and the communities we serve, we want to express our profound gratitude to a community-based response following the 38-unit Albion St. apartment fire. With the support of the Red Cross and many partners, the residents went from being temporarily homeless to being well-cared for. On June 27, dozens of people were forced from their homes as smoke, flames and heat filled the building. Thankfully, no one was injured. While the Milwaukee Fire Department was extinguishing the flames, our Disaster Action Teams were called in to assist residents. Trained disaster volunteers arrived when the residents were standing in the hot sun (the first day of the heat wave); our call to the Milwaukee County Transit System was answered as an air-conditioned bus was made available. After learning the residents would not be let back into the apartment for several days, our next goal was to provide safe lodging, food, hydration, replacement medications, emotional support and begin their next steps for recovery. We are profoundly grateful to Ascension Lutheran Church, lead by the Rev. Jonathan Jacobs, who opened their arms and roof. They not only provided cool places to rest and cooking and bathing facilities, they were a true blessing to our community. Our teams quickly moved in cots, blankets and more supplies in the shelter trailer donated by Johnson Controls Inc. Food and bottled water was provided by Tri-City Pick 'n Save, Culver's and Cousin's Subs. Residents were assured comfort and safety as many had intellectual and development disabilities. The county Department of Health and Human Services' Housing Division served all clients one by one to ensure their emotional and physical stability. We can't do this without the dedicated efforts of our 24-hour disaster responders, community partners and financial partners. Thank you for trusting us to take care of our community; we applaud all our partners and know we cannot do it without you. Patty Flowers Chief Executive Officer American Red Cross


State benefits from health care reform

THE EDITORIAL 'WE' Our editorials are the product of discussions by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial Board: Elizabeth Brenner, publisher; Martin Kaiser, editor; David D. Haynes, editorial page editor; Ernst-Ulrich

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Franzen, associate editorial page editor; editorial writer and columnist James E. Causey; and Perspectives editor Mabel Wong.

This is in regard to Gov. Scott Walker's statement that he does not wish to provide health care exchanges as directed under the Affordable Care Act. The governor says the state conducted an

actuarial analysis of health care reform, that its implementation would result in a "massive tax increase" and proceeding with it would be detrimental. This is not accurate nor does it give the full report of this analysis. Wisconsin hired Jonathan Gruber, economics professor at MIT, and Gruber Actuarial to conduct a study of how health care reform will affect Wisconsin. In 2011, the study concluded Wisconsin would extend coverage to many who have little or no health insurance. When Department of Health Services Secretary Dennis Smith released the report, he highlighted the negative impacts of the Affordable Care Act and minimized the overall benefits the state would see. Yes, some of us would now pay more for our health care. However, according to Gruber, the number of people who will benefit from the reforms is far greater than those who won't. Thousands of people will pay less and have better coverage. Some 340,000 uninsured Wisconsinites will have health care. It is critical Wisconsinites are given accurate information in order to make informed decisions for our future. Mary Jo Biebl -Yahnke


Some denunciations of act are just plain nonsense In their denunciations of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have entered the realm of true nonsense. On July 1, in an exemplary rant, one zealot wrote, "In agreeing with the four European socialists on the court, Chief Justice John Roberts sold our children and grandchildren into slavery." Really? Slavery? European socialists? I guess we've got them in spades: The letter writer further argued that they are in charge of the federal bureaucracy, too. When I stopped laughing, I read on: "Our Constitution guarantees us the right to exercise our freedom at the jury box, the ballot box and the cartridge box, rights we must soberly consider in these dangerous times," he wrote. But he was right when he keyed in the typewriting exercise, "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country." I hope my countrymen (and women, by the way) will be proud that someday we may not be the only Western industrialized nation that has no national plan for health care; that insurance companies can't drop cancer patients like hot potatoes; that someone who has a congenital heart disease can actually get insurance; or that people will stop dying because they put off seeking medical care for lack of money. Those are just a few instances in which the ACA takes the first baby steps toward making the United States a more civilized nation. Mark Hembree


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School Board struggles to cover budget shortfall ■ Reinstating athletic fees, closing swimming pool among measures drawing consideration By CAROL POMEDAY Ozaukee Press staff

In an effort to cut almost $500,000 from the 2012-13 proposed budget, the Cedar Grove-Belgium School Board is considering reinstating athletic fees, eliminating funding for field trips, closing the swimming pool, eliminating reimbursement to teachers for credits they take and reducing or discontinuing payments in lieu of taking insurance. In addition, the board decided not to replace a copy aide and a teacher's aide, who both retired, and principals have already notified secretaries that their work week this summer will be reduced to one day a week from mid-July to mid-August. On Wednesday, June 27, the board asked the principals to consider making that two days a week after listening to concerns voiced by two secretaries, but left the decision to the administrative team. "You have to trust your principals," Supt. Steve Shaw said. The swimming pool last year required a tax levy of almost $130,000, he said. The board decided to tackle the swimming pool issue at another meeting. The list of cuts proposed by administrators last week totaled $500,000. The staff suggested other measures to cut expenses, but Shaw asked the board to wait until the potential savings could be calculated before acting on those suggestions. The budget figures do not include a pay raise for teachers and staff, which still must be negotiated, Shaw noted. The goal, he said, is not to affect students' education or the ability of teachers to teach. When board members balked at some of the cuts, proposed by administrators, Shaw noted other school districts have been faced with short-falls for several years and have had to cut teachers or increase class sizes, something he opposes. "None of these are easy calls. When you start cutting, you're going to affect someone," Shaw said. "I don't think there's a

board member here who doesn't want to reward our staff with increased pay. Unless the board wants to raise the levy, then we don't have to do this (cut expenses), but I don't think you want to do that." Charging fees for participating in athletics prompted some board members to balk. The recommendation to charge $25 per sport in middle school and $50 per sport in high school was kept on the cut list, but Board President Jim Lautenschlaeger emphasized it is only a proposal at this point. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunches would be exempt from the fees. "A fee is a tax, but now it's being raised only for those who participate," board member Todd Bucher said. A proposal to not pay assistant coaches is also on the board, as well as eliminating pay for coaches' clinics and trips to state tournaments unless Cedar Grove-Belgium students are playing in the tournament. "When we look at some of the things we're eliminating or cutting, like secretaries' time, we have to spread this out a little bit," Shaw said. "I believe athletics has to be a part of this (cost savings)." He said booster clubs could choose to fund some of the items cut. Lautenschlaeger was opposed to cutting funding for field trips. "You're cutting educational experiences by cutting field trips," he said. Several elementary teachers said parents already pay the major cost for field trips with the district providing transportation. Also on the cutting block is reimbursement for credits teachers take, but staff development will remain at $30,000, with $20,000 being spent this summer for teachers to work on curriculum. "That's a tough call because we want our teachers to continue to improve, but we need money for staff development, Shaw said. The board is also considering no longer paying teachers who do not take insurance because they have coverage through their spouse's insurance. Some suggested eliminating it all together, noting private businesses don't do that, while others favored decreasing it. The argument is that the teachers would take the district's health insurance at a greater cost to the district.

Since teachers now pay 18% of the premium, board member Dan Bruhn said he doubts that will happen. "You have to be careful because we still want to be the district of choice," Business Manager Kris DeBruine said. "With school choice, it's so easy to switch districts. Part of that is being a good employer. You need good teachers." Special Education Director Tamra O'Keefe proposed cutting her department's budget by $150,000, but DeBruine suggest-

ed the board count on saving $75,000 until she has a chance to talk to O'Keefe. Some proposed cuts may result in a reduction of federal funds, she said. The board decided to postpone doing roof repairs on a portion of the middle school until the 2013-14 school year based on a recommendation from the maintenance staff and cancelled its contract with Alinea for long-range planning. The budget discussion will continue at 'the Wednesday, July 11, board meeting.

Area students earn academic honors The following students earned honors at their respective universities for the spring semester. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay — Drew Schreurs was named to the high honors list for achieving a grade-point average of 3.75 to 3.9. Brandon Novack was named to the honors list with a 35 to 3.74 grade-point average. Both students live in Belgium.

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Marquette University, Milwaukee — Cedar Grove residents Amanda and Alexander Isken were named to the dean's list. Both are pursuing bachelor of science degrees in accounting. Marian University. Fond du Lac — Jordan Dykstra of Cedar Grove was named to the dean's list.

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Fireworks lit up the sky A pyrotechnic display Friday night in Belgium brought lots of "oohs" and "ahs." Fireworks were shot off after the Friday night softball games by J&M Displays. The Belgium Fire Department watered the grass Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to prevent sparks from setting off a fire. Photo by Sam Arendt

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An array of activities are planned for Luxembourg Fest of America and Heritage Weekend, which will run from Thursday, Aug. 9, through Sunday, Aug. 12. New this year will be a culinary conference featuring Luxembourg's top chef, Lea Linster, who owns a restaurant, bistro and event facility in Luxembourg. The event will also include Chicago chef Grayson Schmitz, who was on Bravo's "Top Chef' show. Schmitz, who grew up in New Holstein, is related to the Pauly family of Port Washington. The culinary conference on Aug. 10 at

the Belgium House is sold out, but a winetasting event with Linster is still open. Wines from Luxembourg, including those from Linster's winery, and other countries will be featured at the tasting, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Cedar Beach Inn in the Town of Belgium. The fee is $25 per person or $45 per couple. Reservations are required. For reservations, call (262) 476-5086 or e-mail . More information is available by visiting .

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The Reporter, Friday, July 6, 2012

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Moraine Park Technical College President Sheila Ruhland has been appointed to the Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council. The council's primary responsibility is to establish study committees to examine major issues and problems identified by the Legislature. Ruhland will serve as a public member of the Special Committee on Improving Educational Opportunities in High School. Ruhland said she is looking forward to discussing and recommending educational opportunities for students throughout the state. "The scope of this committee clearly aligns with my work experiences and interest in looking at options for high school students, specific to career and technical education, and determining ways to increase post-secondary enrollment," Ruhland said The committee is directed to develop legislation to create and enhance opportunities for both lower-and higher-achieving


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students in high school. On the committee Ruhland will evaluate post-secondary enrollment, including the Youth Options Program, and examine both career and technical education and post-secondary enrollment options available to high school students in other states. Ruhland will also help determine how to promote coordination between high schools, technical colleges, universities and employers to ensure that high school students have the skills necessary to meet the work force needs of employers in the state. "Over the years we have seen a decline in the number of secondary courses available to educate and train high school students in career and technical education," said Ruhland. "I believe that these courses are a critical pipeline that encourage and make students aware of post-secondary educational training opportunities, which is necessary if we are to meet the current and future workforce training needs in Wisconsin."


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day, July 9, for work on a The street will reopen Main Street will be closed water main, according to a Wednesday or Thursday. from Forest Avenue to City of Fond du Lac Public Traffic will be diverted First Street beginning Mon- Works press release. around the block.

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visit or call 921-8605.

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The public is invited to attend Shepherd of the Hills Church parish picnic on Sunday, July 8, at W1562 County Trwik B, in Armstrong, six miles east of Eden. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. A country style ham and chicken dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with carryout service available. Meals are $9 for those 13 and older and $4 for youth 12 and younger. Toddlers 4 and younger are invited to eat free. Brats, burgers and refreshments will also be available for purchase. Jim Vollmer will provide live musical entertainment beginning at 11:30 a.m. The picnic includes raffles, carnival style games, bingo, and a country store featuring handmade crafts, baked goods, homemade jams and jellies and more.

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A free organ recital will be held at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at the former St. Patrick's Church, 39 E Follett St. Arpad Muranyi will serve as organist.

Family Vacation Bible School planned

Salem United Methodist Church, 120 Sheboygan St., is hosting a weekend Vacation Bible School for families, Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14. The program is designed for families with children who will be 3 years old by Sept. 1 to children in Grade 5. Festivities, all with a nautical theme, begin with a family potluck meal at 5:30 p.m. Friday, at the church. Each family should bring a dish to pass. Musical entertainment will be provided. Meet at the church at 9 a.m. on Saturday for a morning of songs, stories, games and crafts. At noon, children and their families are invited to head out to Lakeside Park for a picnic. Each family should pack up a lunch, including beverages. Pictures will be taken at the lighthouse. For more information or to register for the event,

The movie, "Soul Surfer" will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at Community Church, N6717 Streblow Drive. The movie tells the true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost an arm in a shark attack. It stars AnnaSophia Robb as Hamilton and Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid as her parents. Country singer Carrie Underwood makes her film debut in a supporting cast role. The movie is rate PG and is free. A concession stand will be open for the purchase of treats and refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Vacation Bible School begins

"An Amazing Desert Journey" is the theme of the 2012 Vacation Bible School planned at Pella Lutheran Church, 315 S. Madison St. in Waupun. Activities begin with a free family meal served at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, July 16, at the church. Children will participate in games, music, crafts and a Bible lesson after the meal. Meals will be served each day of Vacation Bible School, at 5:15 p.m., followed by the evening's activities. Games, stories, crafts and music will be based on the desert theme. Vacation Bible School is designed for families with children 3 years old to students in Grade 6. Members of the congregation have donated time, money and supplies for the program. There is no cost to participate, but registration is appreciated. Call 324-3321, ext. 20, to register or visit for more information.

Fireworks explode over Lake Winnebago and Lakeside Park Wednesday night in Fond du Lac. Local officials took several precautions, including drenching the launch site with water, to ensure the explosives didn't start fires due to extremely dry conditions in Fond du Lac. Some area communities canceled or postponed fireworks displays due to dry ground. See more photos online at (Thomas Otte photo)

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THURSDAY, July 12, 2012

Small group child care approved by state;

Country Care licensed for 14 kids, infants to age 12 By JOHN MARDER Country Care, at 27402 165th Ave., Cadott, is on the boarder between Cornell and Cadott. Travel just two more houses from Country Care and you are in the Cornell School District. "In 1999 I got a family daycare license," Wanda Winchell, Country Care owner, said. "That allowed me to have eight. Just recently, in June, I got a license that allows me to have 14." For 12 years Wanda was sole operator. "In June when I got a small group childcare license I hired my daughter, Kayla who started working with me. Between the two of us we can have 14 kids." Having 14 kids has meant that Wanda is able to have help with the daycare. "We did some remodeling, too, from what we had with my other license," Wanda said. "We made the changes that were required. My licensure said that he licenses three counties. "This is only the fourth in-home rural that he's done. Those in-homes are either certified day care or licensed family day care. It is not real common to see a small group in a home. There are just a few of them." Wanda has dealt with all of the regulations. "He licensed me for 14 because I don't want to go too big," Wanda said. "I want to keep it small. I just think that families like a smaller setting. "He actually told me that, space wise, he could have licensed me for 22. But, I told him I didn't want to hire additional help. I want to keep it small for the two of us." As licensed, the 14 children can range

from infants to 12 years old. Two separate areas were made during the remodeling. One section of the day care is for kids who are over 2 years old. The other section if for kids who are under 2 years old. The day care is broken down what Wanda calls an infant section and older kids. "It's really nice that way because the older kids have their own area," Wanda said. So far, Country Care has not gotten involved with the 4-year-old kindergarten. But, projects and pre-school learning happens each day. "Our latest project is working on cars with racing into summer," Wanda said. "The big kids did rocket ships with blasting into summer. We came up with little themes to add our numbers and letters. "They pick up on things when you add it to a little theme with hours for racing, for example." The older kids were eager to ask and learn as the interview continued. "Everybody just got up from a nap," Wanda said. "From noon to 2 p.m. is a quiet time. Not everybody naps. "On some days everybody will fall asleep. On other days we have a little movie time. But, we always have a quiet time in the afternoon. That gives everybody a chance to unwind." Country Care runs from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday throughout the year. "We have families from Cadott and families from Cornell," Wanda says. "I have families from Jim Falls and all around us." Throughout her life, Wanda has been (Continued on Page 4B)

Help from neighbors; Sheldon and Anson fire departments responded to the scene of a structure fire to assist the Cornell Area Fire Department. Neighbors and owners of the building brought water and other food to the firemen who were still on scene as of 10 a.m. Tuesday. Inset: The aftermath of the early morning blaze at Larson's Custom Cabinets in Cornell, early Tuesday morning. The structure still standing to the right is where the office area that was saved is located. (Photos by Monique Westaby)

Larson's Custom Cabinets in Cornell succumbs to fire By MONIQUE WESTABY The Cornell Area Fire Department was called to Larson's Custom Cabinets, 501 North Street, Cornell, at approximately 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Reports said that neighbors called it in. One report stated that a citizen thought someone was burning garbage but as the flames got bigger, concern grew and 911 was called. An employee for the company stated that no one was inside at the time of the fire. When the fire department arrived, the fire appeared to be located in the Southwest corner of the business, the supposed location of the paint and chemicals that the

cabinet establishment uses, although Fire Chief Denny Klass says that the cause of the fire is still unknown at this time. Crews began spraying water on the West end of the building while other firemen went around the South side to try and contain the fire in the main shop area. One fireman reported that when he and another fireman went inside to begin suppressing the fire on the East side, the building appeared to be burning in the attic and was unsafe to continue fighting the fire from that location. Sheldon Fire Department and Anson Fire Department also responded to the scene for mutual aid. Anson alone carried

11 tanker loads of water to the fire from the city's water supply. Reports came in that the smoke from the fire was visible at Highway 64 and Highway 178, while others said they could smell the smoke all the way down to County Highway R. At about 8:45 a.m., six hours after the initial call, smoke could still be seen lingering from the Cobban Bridge. Two firemen were in the building trying to contain the fire when the roof collapsed. Both received oxygen, but neither was injured. The roof fell on a work bench inside, allowing enough space for the two men to

get out. One said that "if it hadn't been for that bench, he wasn't sure if they would have been able to get out." When the other men saw the roof collapse, they rushed into the building to help the firemen out. This is the second fire that Larson's Cabinets has had in its history. The first one being some 10 or more years ago. The office area of the building was saved, but the shop portion of the location appears to be a total loss. Crews were brought in to help salvage what could be saved and to tear down the remainder of the building.

67th Assembly Republican primary traditional Republicans vs. Tea Party;

Schulner challenges Larson to correct Badger Care red ink By JOHN MARDER {Readers should note that the policy of the Courier-Sentinel is that anyone running for Wisconsin public office who agrees to be interviewed in the Courier or Sentinel offices will have a story written based on the interview. If you've ever wondered why one candidate has a story published while the other does not, such is because the other person did not agree or offer to be interviewed. We invite Rep. Tom Larson, who has been interviewed in the Courier offices before, to set up a time for a future interview Other candidates are also invited to do the same.} In the Republican primary to be held Aug. 14, 67th Assembly incumbent Tom Larson is being challenged by Jayme Schulner, 2009 graduate of New Auburn High School, as a write-in candidate. Jayme is 21; Larson is 64. `A woman had told me that she got a letter in the mail saying that her Badger Care was officially gone as of July 1. She was on disability and she made only $50 more than the new minimum that was passed through the Assembly — to cut Badger Care down even more. That pushed me ...' —Jayme Schulner

Bombs bursting in the air...; The Stacker is silhouetted in the background at the Cornell Fourth of July fireworks celebration in Mill Yard Park, Tuesday, July 3. (Photo by Rusty Sammon)

Q. What made you decide to become a candidate? Jayme Schulner: I had pondered whether or not I would run when I saw the Republican Party had united behind Tom Larson. There was nobody else going against him. At the time I had spoken with people in the hospital. I'm a diabetic (type 1 diabetes), so I have to go in every now and

then. A woman had told me that she got a letter in the mail saying that her Badger Care was officially gone as of July 1. She was on disability and she made only $50 more than the new minimum that was passed through the Assembly — to cut Badger Care down even more. That pushed me toward the realization that something needed to change. It made me realize that the 67th, in general, was being ignored. That's something I, very strongly, looked at because I see that a lot of what the Assembly and also our Senate does is that they're voting for these new companies to come in. The majority are coming down South in Southern Wisconsin, in the Madison area. How many of us are going to drive 190 miles down South to work at these new industrial factories? In the Chippewa area we see a few sand plants as the only things that really offer a high paying job that is going to be here for awhile. Q. What would you like to see done with Badger Care? Jayme Schulner: The problem is that the state is forgetting the personal people. They're looking on paper and saying that there's some red ink right here and here's how we'll fix it. So, it sits on an accountant's desk and he says, 'Hey, if you take so many million out, we'll balance the budget.' What he forgets about are the thousands of people who need Badger Care. They can't afford to go out and buy private insurance. They don't have a job that offers insurance. Then, they turn around and find that they're $50 from being eligible for Badger Care. Badger Care needs to be one of the frontrunners of something that

our state can be proud of. We don't need the Obama Care which is trying to be passed. {Readers should note that the interview happened before the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act, sometimes called, "ObamaCares."} Wisconsin has something that works. The biggest thing to see with Badger Care is that, instead of completely cutting someone off, is raising the cost of Badger Care. ... I've asked would you rather pay double for your prescriptions — the average is $8. Would you rather pay $16 for a prescription or would you rather have a letJAYME SCHULNER ter saying, 'Congratulations, you don't meet the state requirement for Badger things, that we do need in the state. Care.' Q. There are Republicans who don't like Social Security. What is your view on `We need to take care of the young that? who are born in this country. They are Jayme Schulner: I believe there are going to be the future. We need to take two essentials. We need to take care of care of persons who laid the road for the young who are born in this country. those to have success.' They are going to be the future. —Jayme Schulner We need to take care of persons who laid the road for those to have success. Q. Is there an official Republican po- Those are the elderly who are going to sition on that? be leaving, retiring. My grandmother has Jayme Schulner: When you're talk- been retired for awhile. ing about a preliminary, Republican She worked her entire life to build a Party more conservative agenda looks at, life for me and my brothers. Turning you know that social welfare is some- around and looking at that and seeing thing that can be taken out of the picture that there are people who want Social Seif we have jobs that pay higher, which is, curity dissolved. That's something that I ultimately, the goal. think can't work. If you have a job that pays $30 an hour I understand that we're in a situation you can, probably, afford to have your where too much has been taken out. Too insurance. As to what I've seen with the much has been grabbed out of Social SeRepublican stance that I vary with a little curity to put into other areas. We need to bit, is cutting costs to balance the budget. find a better way to secure that. But, not necessarily taking the long Q. What kind of reception with your look at some of these social welfare (Continued on Page 8B)

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Blacktop scam reported in Waushara County Within the last month there have been several reports that blacktopping companies have attempted to pave private driveways with material they have "left over" from another job. In addition, they make reference to working with and/ or for the Waushara County Highway Department. The Waushara County Highway Department IS NOT in any way associated with a private company and they DO NOT have any blacktop material "left over." The Waushara

County Sheriff's Office and the Waushara County Corporation Council are contemplating appropriate action to pursue in these situations. Vendors that stop randomly at private residences to sell "left over" product very often perform substandard work with substandard product. Do not be pressured into making a poor decision and when in doubt check with a reputable firm and/or contact the sheriff's office prior to parting with your hard-earned cash.

Waushara Sheriff's office executes search warrants On Wednesday, June 27, deputies from the Waushara County Sheriff's Office and the Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force, with assistance of agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division ofCriminal Investigations, simultaneously executed two search warrants in the Village of Redgranite and one search warrant in the Town of Dakota. An additional two consent searches of residences were also completed. As a result of these operations seven persons

were taken into custody and a significant amount of heroin, prescription medications and drug paraphernalia was seized. As a result of these warrants it is likely that there will be sufficient information to pursue criminal charges for the sale and distribution of heroin. The persons taken into custody are not being identified at this time. The situation remains under investigation by the Waushara County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Justice.

Coloma Village Board accepts ATV routes The Coloma Village Board meeting was held on Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. The Marquette County ATV Club was present. They were asking the Village to pass an ordinance allowing ATV's on designated roads within the village. The roads being asked for access are Slater St. to E. Westfield Rd., to N. 1st St. to E. Main St., to include access to the Coloma Hotel, with a parking area along the burm wall for the ATV's; From E. Main St. to N. Litho St. across Hwy. 21 to N. Front St. to W. North St. for access to Coloma Mobil; also across Hwy. 21 to Lavore's on the Hill, which would be at the end of the route. The group has recently received access to ride in the City of Montello and Town of Coloma. The group explained the rules that must be followed for ATV riding, including registration, licensing, and a speed of 10 mph near a dwelling or pedestrian. The club is willing to work with the village and will be in charge of its own signage for routes. There is no liability to the village and the group enforces their own rules. A motion was made and passed to accept the ATV routes. If any problems arise the problems can be addressed individually. The new license plate kits required by the DNR are available at the new hardware store in Coloma. The village raze and repair order was discussed

for the house located at 237 E. Main Street. The house is now owned by the village and will be torn down and the lots will be available for sale. The board also has two lots available for sale on Busse Road. These lots were donated to the village and will be sold through Erickson Realty. The motion was passed. The new emergency siren has been ordered and will be placed at the park sometime in the next six weeks. The new siren will have a substantially bigger coverage area than the original siren. Jack Schwanke reported that the memorial stone has been placed at the fire station. A dedication will take place on Aug. 25 during the 10th anniversary celebration of the new firehouse. Inspection and repair of the water tower was discussed. After looking at several bids, Tom Congdon made the motion to have Lane Tank do the inspection and possible repairs to the inside of the tank. The motion was passed. The board discussed the summer hire of Megan Slife at the Coloma Library and the number of participants in the summer reading program was discussed. The board was impressed with the number of children, teens and adults who are participating in the program. The next village board meeting will be held on July 26 at 6:30 p.m.

It. Col. Robyn Blader named Wisconsin Law Journal's Woman of the Year

Lt. Col. Robyn Blader was recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal for her service and sacrifice to the military and the state's legal community on June 21 at the Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee. Lt. Col. Robyn Blader is pictured with her award, along with her sister, Quinn Shirley, her mother, Barbara Blader, and her husband, Ed Lucht.

Lt. Col. Robyn Blader named WI Law Journal's Woman of the Year Lt. Col. Robyn Blader, Wautoma, capped off a six-month deployment to Afghanistan, where she served as chief of military justice at Camp Phoenix, by being named the Wisconsin Law Journal's Woman of the Year. Blader received the honor June 21 at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, one day after returning to Wisconsin and a mere nine days after departing Afghanistan. The Association for Women Lawyers said Blader was selected for her service and sacrifice to the military and the state's legal community. "She is an example of excellence and has opened doors for other women to follow," said one judge. "She has served her community both large and small - with her considerable legal skill, drive and energy." Blader earned her law



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Among the more dramatic matters Blader handled overseas involved captured Afghans with suspected ties to al Qaeda. She made the legal determination to release two back to the Afghan National Police and to send another to the Parwan Detention Facility for further handling by the U.S. military. Blader was also involved

with volunteer work for a number of Afghan causes. In April, she received a Military Outstanding Volunteer Service medal for her work with volunteer organization Operation Outreach Afghanistan, which helps build and remodel schools. "Children here attend school under tarps held up by wooden poles and dilapidated tents under the hot sun," she said. "There are no sewers, no water, no electricity, no heat and no playground equipment." Blader also worked with Afghan women to improve their life skills and serves as project manager for the construction of wells, health clinics and roads through other humanitarian projects. Back at home, she uses a combination of her military experience and family law

background in her work to help deployed American soldiers whose spouses file for divorce or who are cut off from their children. "These issues weigh very heavily on soldiers in a combat environment," Blader said. Blader helped develop Wisconsin's Code of Military Justice, which was codified in the state statutes in 2008. The code allowed the Wisconsin National Guard to process court-martial actions for the first time. Blader plans to return to her Wautoma practice, which law partner Jeanne Zamzow has maintained while she was away. She also will return to her post as regional defense counsel for Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. This story is reprinted with permission by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

Fireworks finale at Freedom Fest, Wautoma

Freedom Fest ended the Independence Day celebration with a spectacular array of fireworks at the Waushara County Fairgrounds on June 30. Neshkoro also included fireworks in the finale of their June 30 celebration.

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degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1995, and founded Blader Law Office LLC in 1997. While in Afghanistan, Blader represented the Army command in cases involving the 11,000 tenants from the eight camps of the Kabul Base Cluster. She also served_ as deputy staff advocate for Task Force Hydra, the command unit in Kabul, and supervised a legal office that provided services for all camps.


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from the garage." Herlache said the family was lucky the lightning did not strike the house. Instead the home received minor heat damage, but a number of light bulbs were blown out as the lightning followed a propane line that fed into the house. Herlache said the lightning arched and ignited the propane, which started the fire in the garage. No cars were in the two-story barn-type building that was used for storage, he said. Seven units and 31 firefighters responded using 3,800 gallons of water to douse the blaze, and the scene was cleared by 7:38 a.m.

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An early morning lightning strike Iliesday started a fire that destroyed a two-stall garage in the town of Sevastopol. The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department found both floors of a two-story building on fire when they responded at 5:19 a.m. to a garage fire at 4001 Petersen Road, Sturgeon Bay. The two-stall garage owned by Steve Estes was just 10 feet away from the family home. "The occupants of the home were awakened by a boom," Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache said. "I'm guessing that was the propane lighting off. Then they saw a fog coming in


Hearing on Great Lakes regulations to be held which looked at how the fluctuating lake levels might be managed. He said the hearing would be a chance for people to hear about the committee's findings and weigh in on how they think the lakes should be regulated, including water levels. "Lake levels effect virtually everyone — boaters, homeowners, the environment and navigation," Nevin said. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the auditorium, 3926 Wisconsin 42, Fish Creek.

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churches (formerly five separate parishes), along with the Catholic community of Washington Island, all in Northern Door. The "Our Lady 'Star of the Sea"' trademark is used on all parish correspondence, website and bulletins. The new bronze relief will be blessed and mounted on the exterior of all Stella Maris parish churches in Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Jacksonport and

Sister Bay. The Rev. David Ruby, pastor of Stella Maris, asked for the logo, which was designed in 2009 by Sara Holloway of Gobi Creative, in response to parishioner feedback as an immediate and unifying identifier. "Our logo instantly tells our story and lets people know that, even though we have five churches, we are one parish," Ruby said. Two local Door County


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Fall co-curricular meeting July 23 A meeting for all Sturgeon Bay High School students who want to participate in fall sports during the 2012-13 school year is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 23 in the school auditorium. All parents and student athletes are required to attend the meeting. The Co-Curricular Code of Conduct Eligibility Criteria and Standards, the WIAA Parent-Athlete Rules of Eligibility, and Wisconsin Concussion Fact Sheet will be reviewed. Parents may also complete paperwork and pay participation fees after the meeting. Fees and paperwork can also be turned into the high school office. The following are required before the student athlete will be allowed to participate in practice or sporting events: » $25 participation fee; » Athletic Permit Card or Alternate Year Athletic

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Lighting up the night sky Abbotsford's annual Fourth of July fireworks display, under the careful watch of the fire department, rained down brightly colored flashes of light over the high TP staff photo school's softball fields last week Wednesday.

Curtiss man wins $1,000 shopping spree at Meyer's The summer season has just got a little greener for Meyer Lumber and Ery Primeau. On June 13, Ery Primeau of Curtiss was chosen as the winner of the Meyer Lumber $1,000 Shopping Spree. Primeau was selected at random from more than 1,300 entries submitted at the store from February 27 to May 31. Dale Meyer, co-owner of Meyer Lumber in Dorchester, said Ery was very surprised to get the phone call. Although he said he never wins anything and didn't expect to win this time, he told his wife that some day he would win Meyer's bi-annual shopping spree. Primeau is a frequent shopper at

Meyer Lumber and was thrilled to get the news. He said his winnings would consist mostly of tools for use in his shop and around the yard. Dale Meyer said that Meyer Lumber is pleased to provide one of its customers with the opportunity to make their spring projects a little more exciting. "Everyone has a few extra chores this time of year, and we're glad that Mr. Primeau will be able to choose whatever tools he wants to get the job done. We thank all those who entered the giveaway for their participation." Meyer Lumber is located at 1241 Meyer Drive in Dorchester, and has been serving customers in the Dorchester area for 58 years.

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OakLeaf Surgical Hospital plans to begin construction this fall on its new 84,000-square-foot facility in the River Prairie development after reaching an agreement on a $2 million incentive package with the city of Altoona on Thursday. City and company officials expressed satisfaction with the deal. Dr. John Drawbert, Oakleaf's board chair- Drawbert man, said the company ii s pleased with the incentives and the location. City officials, meanwhile, believe the OakLeaf facility will spur more commercial development in River Prairie. See HOSPITAL, Page 2A

Marah Kays considers herself lucky to have landed a job for the summer, but many teens haven't been so fortunate. Kays,16, who just finished her sophomore year at Eau Claire North High School, recently began working as a waitress at Mike's Smokehouse restaurant on Eau Claire's west side. She said she will use the money she makes for buying items for herself and hopes to sock some away for college or a trip to Europe. "I'm glad I have this job," Kays said. "I can use the money." Kays actually had two job offers for the summer, but she said many of her friends haven't had much luck finding summer employment. "Only one of my friends has a job," Kays said. "The rest of them are looking." They're not alone, according to a study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that shows fewer than 3 in 10 American teenagers now hold

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such jobs as running cash reg- since 2000, with employment isters, mowing lawns or busfor teens ages 16 to 19 falling restaurant tables during ing to the lowest level since the summer. About 5.1 million, World War II. Teen employor just 29.6 percent, of 16-toment, once a rite of passage to 19-year-olds were employed adulthood, may never return last summer. In 1978, that fig- to pre-recession levels, the ure was nearly 60 percent. study predicts. Overall, more The decline in the number than 44 percent of teens who of teens finding summer work See JOBS, Page 2A has been particularly sharp

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under investigation. Dolin has not been arrested, but the weapon he allegedly used to carry out the scheme has been recovered, the sheriff said. Dolin had claimed he was hitchhiking along U.S. 2 west of Glasgow last Saturday when the driver of a maroon pickup pulled to a stop and shot him in the upper arm with no provocation.

announced plans Friday to prevent the deportations of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children. The policy change, embraced by Hispanics and blasted by the GOP, allows young illegal immigrants who were raised in the country to remain for two years under a deferred deportation. The decision came in the form of a directive by the Department of Homeland Security. It bypassed Congress, where legislation Obama with a similar intent has been stalled for more than a decade. In reality, the action likely will last only as long as President Barack Obama remains president. "These are young people who studied in our schools," Obama said from the Rose Garden. "They play in our neighborhoods. They're friends with our kids. They pledge allegiance to our flag. They're Americans in their heart, in their minds, in every single way, but one: on paper." The announcement comes in an election year as the president and GOP nominee Mitt Romney maneuver for the hearts


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Ty Breuer of Mandan, N.D., competes in the bareback riding competition Friday night at Stanley Rodeo Days in Stanley. The event continues today and Sunday at Chapman Park in Stanley. Today's events include an antique tractor pull at 11 a.m., kiddie parade at 4 p.m., professional rodeo performance at 7:30 p.m. and the Big Back Yard Band at 9 p.m. Sunday's activities include a charcoal chicken dinner at 11 a.m., parade at 1 p.m. and professional horse pull at 1:30 p.m. See a photo gallery of Stanely Rodeo Days at Chapman Park in Stanley.

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BILLINGS, Mont. — A West Virginia man who claimed to be the victim of a drive-by shooting along a rural Montana highway while working on a memoir called "Kindness in America" has confessed to shooting himself, authorities said Friday. Valley County sheriff's officials said they believe 39-year-old Ray Dolin

shot himself as a desperate act of self-promotion, but they offered no further details. Dolin, of Julian, W.Va., acknowledged he concocted the tale about the random shooting after he was confronted by investigators at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Miles City where he is recovering, said Sheriff Glen Meier. Charges were pending, and the case remains

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