The new law in Arizona that cracks down on undocumented persons has groups on both sides of debate blaming the federal government. Dave Gorak of the Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration says if the federal government were doing its job with enforcement, including deportation, there wouldn’t be a need to pass such laws at the state level.
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Starting May 7th Fire Departments across Fond du Lac County will be participating in the Red Shirt Friday program. It’s a nationwide program that shows support for U.S. troops. The Fond du Lac County Fire Chiefs Association has given it a bit of a different twist, with money raised from the sale of the shirts going to the Josh Wege Fund. Wege is a Campbellsport area native who lost his lower legs after a roadside explosion in Afghanistan. North Fond du Lac Fire Chief Paul Nelson says the chiefs from around the county voted unanimously to support Wege through the fundraising. [Read more…]
A dog was reunited with his owner in western Wisconsin on Thursday, two days after being left for dead with a hunting arrow in the chest. Dr. John Swingle says it’s a miracle that the arrow he removed from Buster the Boxer didn’t hit any vital organs. The dog faces a long recovery as the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department searches for a suspect. [Read more…]
The bill authorizes the creation of a BadgerCare Plus Basic program, which is designed to provide coverage for the 43,000 Wisconsinites on the waiting list for the more comprehensive BadgerCare Core program. Governor Jim Doyle says it’s not a “Cadillac plan,” but it will provide a basic level of coverage that’s “better than having nothing.” [Read more…]
Since going up about a month ago, the state’s new online registry for organ, tissue, and eye donors has proven quite popular. Kathy Schultz with Donate Life Wisconsin, which helps operate the registry, says over 10,000 people have already signed up.
Schultz says they anticipated a strong response, based on a long history of Wisconsinites signing up to be organ donors. Still, she says it’s great to see the list growing so quickly already. [Read more…]
When it comes to sports mascots, the San Diego Chicken still rules the roost, but Milwaukee’s “Racing Sausages” are holding their own according to the voting public.
The “Chicken” ranks first in Forbes Magazine’s survey of the 10-most-liked Sports Mascots.
The Brewers“Racing Sausages” made a strong showing in the rankings, finishing 4th behind the “Chicken”, the “Phillie Phanatic” and “Mr. Met”. The Phoenix Suns Gorilla rounds out the top 5.
Forbes polled the public on awareness, appeal and team recognition of more than 50 major sports team mascots.
The Green Bay Packers open their 3-day rookie orientation camp today. The teams draft choices, undrafted free agents and 11 first-year roster players will go through workouts the next three days.
Packers first round draft pick Bryan Bulaga (pictured) is glad to have the draft process over so he can get on with playing football.
Bulaga met the Wisconsin media on Thursday at Lambeau Field. He talked about team scouts questioning his ability because his arms are less than 33 inches long.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to wrap up their best of 7 opening round playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks at the Bradley Center.
The Bucks beat the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday to become the first team in the series to win a road game. The Bucks now lead the series 3 games to 2 and have home court on their side. But coach Scott Skiles said they can’t think this is automatic because they’re at home.
The San Diego Padres tied a team record with 7-straight singles during a 5-run fifth inning, including pitcher Wade LeBlanc’s career-high third hit of the night. The Padres went on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-0 last night.
The National League West leaders won their 7th straight home games for the 11th time in the last 13 games overall.
San Diego’s 13 hits were all singles. Doug Davis took the loss, falling to 0-3. Dave Bush pitches game 2 of the series for the Brewers tonight.