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Green's new ad professes to take positive spin

Posted: 10/18/2006 - Congressman Mark Green casts his new television ad as something other than an attack ad. But, the Republican gubernatorial candidate includes plenty of negative comments about the current condition of the state as run by Governor Jim Doyle.

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Book Buyers looking for a Bargain

Posted: 10/18/2006 - Book buyers looking for a bargain can expect to find one this weekend at the UW-Madison Memorial Library. The semi-annual used book sale features more than 15,000 books donated by faculty, staff, students and others in the community.

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Local business puts old cell phones to good use

Posted: 10/18/2006 - A Madison business known as "A Woman's Touch" is collecting "retired" cell phones for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services. The non-profit group gets money for recycling or refurbishing the phones.

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Officers Get True Hands on Training

Updated: 10/19/2006 - Dodge County is preparing its law enforcement officers for the unexpected. The officers are responding to a mock situation just as they would in an actual emergency.

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Baraboo Seeks Exemption From School Bus Statute

Posted: 10/18/2006 - A state statute forces Wisconsin bus drivers to use yellow rather than red safety lights to alert drivers when kids are crossing city streets. Baraboo is in the process of adopting an ordinance that will exempt them from the rule, which bus drivers say will keep kids safer.

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Instructor won't require essay comparing Bush to Hitler

Posted: 10/18/2006 - A University of Wisconsin-Madison instructor says he won't require students to buy an essay that likens President Bush to Adolf Hitler. Kevin Barrett has come under scrutiny for saying the US government orchestrated the September 11th attacks.

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Lieutenant governor appeals for votes in Spanish

Posted: 10/18/2006 - Governor Doyle is going after Spanish-speaking voters in his latest TV ad. It features Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton speaking in Spanish to promote the governor and criticize his Republican opponent, Mark Green.

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Supervisors reject new justice center

Posted: 10/18/2006 - The vote on a new justice center in Green Lake County was a close one. Supervisors on Tuesday night rejected the $22 million project on a vote of 11 to 10.

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Janesville couple accused of neglecting 44 Siberian huskies

Posted: 10/18/2006 - A Janesville couple is charged with neglecting their 44 Siberian husky dogs. A criminal complaint says Jerry Talley told a Rock County sheriff's deputy that conditions in his home had gotten so filthy that he slept outside in a tent when the weather was good.

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University of Wisconsin pressures Iowa school to change logo

Posted: 10/18/2006 - The University of Wisconsin has a message for Waukee schools in Iowa, change the ``W.'' Wisconsin, which owns the rights to the trademarked ``W,'' says the Waukee Warriors' purple and gold ``W'' is too similar.

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Rally to support tenant self-help ordinance

Posted: 10/17/2006 - Supporters rallied in front of the Madison city council chambers on Tuesday night in support of an ordinance that would allow tenants to use their rent money to make repairs to their buildings when the landlord refuses to make the repairs.

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Massive Complex Coming to the Dells

Posted: 10/17/2006 - A massive sports and convention center is coming to Wisconsin Dells and the projects owner says that means almost 1,000 new jobs.

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Zapata to stand trial for murder

Posted: 10/17/2006 - A Dane County judge ruled today that Eugene Zapata will go to trial facing first degree murder charges. Zapata is accused of killing his estranged wife, Jeanette Zapata, nearly 30 years ago. Her body has never been found.

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Local baby narrowly misses being America's 300,000,000 person

Posted: 10/17/2006 - This morning was the magic number for one area couple - as they welcomed a new bundle of joy into the world. Brooke Alexa Wright was born at Meriter Hospital in Madison 3 minutes after the census clock hit America's 300,000,000 person.

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Making Schools Safe & Sound

Posted: 10/17/2006 - 457 students attend Dodgeville High School and Principal Jeff Athey says it's his responsibility to make sure all 457 are safe in the classroom. And, he has experience.

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Are Cloned Cows Coming To A Herd Near You?

Posted: 10/17/2006 - The FDA could approve the public consumption of cloned animals by the end of the year, but local farmers say that doesn't mean you'll be seeing a herd of cloned Bessies anytime soon.

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Federal marshals looking for Oshkosh homicide fugitive in Milwaukee

Posted: 10/17/2006 - Federal marshals say a homicide fugitive wanted in Oshkosh may be on the run in Milwaukee. Marshals are searching for 54-year-old James Shields. He's charged with the fatal stabbing of his upstairs neighbor, 57-year-old Charles Rayner, last July.

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