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Appeals Court: Employees Not Privy to Closed Discussions

Posted: 12/27/2006 - Government employees aren't privy to closed session meetings about them. That's the ruling from the First District Court of Appeals today. The decision stems from a lawsuit Barbara Sands filed against the Whitnall School District.

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Marshfield Couple Return to Site of Tsunami

Posted: 12/27/2006 - A Marshfield woman and her husband are returning to Thailand this week to revist the scene of the deadly tsunami that struck 2 years ago. Tow Berg and her husband were on vacation in her native Thailand when the tsunami struck, killing 230,000 people in the region.

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Man Convicted in Acid Attack Could Get New Sentence

Posted: 12/27/2006 - Developments today in the case of a man who plotted to have acid thrown on his ex-girlfriend. A state appeals court says a judge must consider federal guidelines when weighing whether Antron Kent deserves a lighter sentence after he helped prosecutors in a murder trial.

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Fond du Lac Man Sentenced for Wearing Unearned Medals

Posted: 12/27/2006 - A North Fond du Lac man is ordered to do community service and serve 1 year of probation for wearing military medals he didn't earn. 60-year-old William James Richardson was sentenced after being found guilty of wearing military medals of valor not issued to him by Congress.

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Cab Companies Expect Busy New Years' Eve

Posted: 12/27/2006 - Cab companies in the Fox Valley are expecting a busy New Years' Eve because of the NFL has moved the Packers' final game of the season against the Bears to Sunday night.

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Sheboygan Man Sent to Mental Hospital For Setting Apartment Fire

Posted: 12/27/2006 - A Sheboygan man is committed to a mental institution for 12 years after he confessed to setting an apartment building on fire in Plymouth. Brian Schiller was found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect according to records released in Sheboygan County Circuit Court.

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Dairy Goat Industry Growing in America's Dairyland

Posted: 12/27/2006 - Adam VanDen Bosch likes dairy farming, but not working with cows. So he convinced his father, Richard, to exchange goats for cows at the family dairy farm north of Appleton. It's part of a growing trend in Wisconsin, which for years has billed itself as America's Dairyland.

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Body of 1 Missing U.S. Climber Found in China

Posted: 12/27/2006 - The body of one U.S. climber missing for more than a month has been found on a remote mountain in southwestern China while a second climber is still missing and presumed dead.

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Wisconsin Marine Killed in Iraq

Posted: 12/27/2006 - Another Wisconsin serviceman is dead in Iraq. Family members and school officials say Josh Schmitz, a 22-year-old Marine from Loyal, died in Iraq yesterday. Details of Schmitz's death haven't been released.

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Booster Seat Warnings About to Expire

Updated: 12/27/2006 - Police officers have been issuing warnings and focusing on education with the new booster seat law. But starting Jan. 1 they will be issuing citations if your child is not in a booster seat.

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Red Kettle Campaign Raises More Than $500,000

Posted: 12/26/2006 - The Dane County Salvation Army says it's satisfied with this year's Red Kettle campaign, but there's always room for improvement. The event raised more than a half million dollars, with each bell ringer averaging 5 hours of volunteer time.

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Soldier, 21, From Racine Killed in Iraq

Updated: 12/27/2006 - The Defense Department says a 21-year-old soldier from Racine was killed in Iraq on Sunday. A news release from the department says Private Evan A. Bixler died in Hit, Iraq, on Christmas Eve.

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Dropping Holiday Weight Gain

Updated: 12/26/2006 - Holiday weight gain is usually only a couple pounds for each person. But dieticians say, if you don't drop those pounds, big problems could pop up later.

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Crash Kills Madison Woman on Christmas Night

Updated: 12/27/2006 - Authorities say a crash along South Whitney Way and Hammersley Road in Madison on Christmas night may have been the result of drunk driving. 21 year old Rikita Lee of Madison was killed, and two others were critically injured after two cars collided.

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Post-Holiday Shopping Rush

Posted: 12/26/2006 - If you take all those unwanted gifts and add in the clearance sales--the end result is a rush at the register.

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Busy Time of Year for Trash Collection

Posted: 12/26/2006 - Now that the presents have been opened, it's time to get rid of all the boxes and wrapping paper they came in. Americans throw away 25% more trash during the holidays than any other time of the year.

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Day After Shoppers Hit Stores Early

Posted: 12/26/2006 - It isn't quite the madness of the day after Thanksgiving. But, plenty of shoppers are out in search of bargains today, mixing with those looking to return or exchange Christmas gifts.

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Tomah School District to Replace Indians Nickname

Posted: 12/26/2006 - The Tomah School District will have a new nickname for its sports teams by next June. The school board has adopted a timetable under which the new nickname will be unveiled the day after graduation.

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Fire Still Burning Outside Sun Prairie Plant

Posted: 12/26/2006 - Strikers outside the Goodyear plant in Sun Prairie are still stoking the fire next to a makeshift strike shelter. But, they're hopeful a tentative deal reached with the tire maker will end the 11-week-long strike.

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Packers Win Businesses Benefit

Posted: 12/26/2006 - There was plenty of Green and quite a bit of gold for businesses carrying tonight's big rivalry game and as the Packers fought their way at Lambeau, others came out as winners.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Unit Opens in Marshfield

Posted: 12/26/2006 - Central Wisconsin families with loved ones that need long-term care due to brain injuries won't have to travel so far to visit. A traumatic brain injury unit at Norwood Health Center in Marshfield will open January 29th.

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Fire, Smoke Cause Heavy Damage in Manitowoc

Posted: 12/26/2006 - Fire and smoke caused heavy damage to building housing a tavern and apartments in Manitowoc. The fire broke out yesterday at Digger Dave's tavern. Firefighters searched the apartments above, but found no one home.

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Vandals Damage Christmas Decorations

Posted: 12/26/2006 - A grinch vandalized some Christmas decorations outside a home in Oshkosh. Police say plastic reindeer were beheaded and some large, inflatable decorations were slashed.

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