September 21, 2014

Last day to register for state’s no call list

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No call registration

Today is the last day to get on Wisconsin’s newest No Call list.

The legislation signed into law in 2003 aims to reduce the amount of telemarketing calls to both land lines and cell phones. Telemarketing calls dominate the list of complaints from consumers reporting possible violators to state officials. “In fact, it is and continues to be the top consumer complaint that comes through the Bureau of Consumer Protection.” [Read more...]

Pointers season comes to an end

UW-Stevens Point’s dreams of winning a division 3 baseball title ended on Sunday with a 8-3 loss to 2nd ranked Heidelberg at Fox Cities Stadium.  The Pointers finished with a 34-18 record.

Heidelberg (42-7) hit the Pointers early and often, collecting 11 hits in the first five innings and jumping out to an 8-1 lead and that’s all the offense they would need to advance to Monday action.

Panthers crack NCAA field

The UW-Milwaukee Panther baseball team knocked off Wright State 6-3 on Sunday to claim the Horizon League Championship and the automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament.  The field will be announced today.

The Panthers will be making their fourth NCAA appearance and first since 2002.  Fond du Lac native Chad Pierce gave up six hits, struck out four and walked one.  He earned the win and was named the tournament’s most valuable player.

The Panthers will enter the NCAA Regionals with a 33-24 record.

Suppan struggles in Brewers loss

The New York Mets avoided a sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers, winning 10-4 at Miller Park on Sunday afternoon. 

The Mets broke open a close game in the 6th inning when Luis Castillo’s 2-run single off of Jeff Suppan gave them a 4-2 lead.  Suppan allowed two more in the 7thto go up 6-2 before closing out with 4 more in the 9th off of rookie Zach Braddock.

The Mets improved to 4-12 in May away from Citi Field and avoided falling back to .500 (26-25). [Read more...]

Senate candidates still face hurdles

Only two candidates remain in the race for the Republican nomination for US Senate. However, UW Political Scientist Charles Franklin says businessmen Ron Johnson and David Westlake will need to overcome their outsider status if they hope to compete.

Franklin says both candidates have little experience running campaigns or winning elections, so they haven’t really had to deal with the pressures that come with this type of contest. He says little mistakes or controversial policies are open to a lot more scrutiny now, so both candidates will need to think carefully about their positions. [Read more...]