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A Witness To History

Updated: 11/04/2006 - A Russian language interpreter for the British military in WWII was in Madison Friday, speaking about being at the table in Yalta and Potsdam with Churchill and Stalin.

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Alcohol and Speed Cause Near Miss on Interstate 39-90

Posted: 11/03/2006 - Police say an impaired driver crashed into a patrol car during a routine traffic stop along I-39-90 Thursday night. 48-year-old David B. Stephens of Janesville will likely be charged in the incident.

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More than 400 Guard Soldiers Return this Weekend

Posted: 11/03/2006 - More than 400 National Guard soldiers return to Wisconsin this weekend. The First Battalion, 120th Field Artillery will return to Volk Field near Tomah aboard two aircrafts.

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Elections Official Predicting Voter Turnout Over 50%

Posted: 11/03/2006 - A state elections official is predicting voter turnout could top 50% on Tuesday. Elections Board spokesman Kyle Richmond says tight races for governor, attorney general and the Eighth Congressional District, as well as two referendums will draw voters to the polls.

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Unusual Exhibit at UW-La Crosse

Posted: 11/03/2006 - An unusual art exhibit at UW-La Crosse titled ``Nature Calls'' is drawing attention. Organizers say it's a way for artists to express their creativity in relation to ecology. The exhibits show the point where nature and humans collide, in one case -- roadkill.

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Jury Convicts Superior Man of Murdering Neighbor

Posted: 11/03/2006 - The Douglas County trial for a Superior man convicted of killing a neighbor with a samurai sword moves to the insanity phase. A jury deliberated only 90 minutes on Thursday before convicting 32-year-old Jason Borelli in the beating and stabbing death of Leah Gustafson.

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Two Former Officers Enter Pleas in Jude Beating

Posted: 11/03/2006 - Frank Jude's attorney says it's somewhat satisfying to see two former Milwaukee police officers take responsibility for the beating his client. Jude attorney Jonathan Safran says he's ``cautiously optimistic'' that the remaining federal defendants will be convicted.

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Janesville Police Officers In Trouble With The Law

Updated: 11/03/2006 - A night of alleged drunkeness leads to the resignation of two Janesville Police officers. The two officers were reportedly dating and got into an argument that ended in violence and one officers arrest.

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Kohl says Flap Over Kerry Comment ``History''

Posted: 11/02/2006 - Wisconsin Democratic Senator Herb Kohl was asked on Thursday how he felt about the blow-up over comments Senator John Kerry made this week about Iraq. Kohl says people have moved on and the flap is history.

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Drunken Driver Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison

Posted: 11/02/2006 - A Milwaukee man has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for killing one teen and injuring two others in a drunken driving accident. Prosecutors say 49-year-old Terry Kletzien was drunk in January when he ran a red light and slammed into an oncoming car.

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Thompson's name missing from state building

Posted: 11/02/2006 - Someone has made off with Tommy Thompson's name. The letters denoting a state building as the Tommy G. Thompson Commerce Center have been missing since at least late August.

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Picket Continues to Support Goodyear Workers on Strike

Posted: 11/02/2006 - The picket lines were full on Thursday night outside of the Goodyear plant in Sun Prairie where a mass picket is underway to support the nearly 250 workers who have been on strike for 4 weeks.

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Nurse Charged with Neglect in Patient's Death

Updated: 11/03/2006 - A nurse is charged in Dane County with neglect in the death of a teenage patient. 16-year-old Jasmine Gant died in July at Saint Mary's Hospital after she was injected intravenously with an epidural anesthetic.

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Janesville School Referendum Could Set State Record

Posted: 11/02/2006 - More than $70 million: that is how much the Janesville School District is asking taxpayers for in a referendum question on next week's ballot. If it passes, it would be the largest school referendum in state history.

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Geese Migration at its Peak

Posted: 11/02/2006 - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says recent cold temperatures have brought snow and ice to geese breeding grounds in Canada, forcing the last remaining birds south to Wisconsin.

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Green's Playbook includes Pack

Posted: 11/02/2006 - Mark Green's campaign playbook calls for mentioning the Green Bay Packers early and often. At two campaign stops on Thursday, Green brought up legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi to make light of the cold weather.

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Prosecutor says Man with 7 OWI's Shows No Remorse for Hit and Run

Posted: 11/02/2006 - A Marshall man with 7 drunken driving convictions is charged again in a hit-and-run crash that critically injured a veterinarian and seriously injured his family. A Dane County prosecutor says 38-year-old Mark Spangler has shown ``absolutely no remorse'' for the crash.

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Churches Play Role in Gay Marriage Referendum

Posted: 11/02/2006 - Religious leaders are getting active in the gay marriage referendum. The bishop of the Diocese of Madison has ordered his priests to play during this weekend's Masses a recorded homily from him urging the faithful to vote ``yes'' on the constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

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Green says Elections Board fight energized campaign

Posted: 11/02/2006 - At a bookstore in Beaver Dam, Republican candidate Mark Green said his fight with the state Elections board over some donations has actually helped his campaign, even though he can't spend $468,000.

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Minong mother, child killed in South Dakota crash

Posted: 11/02/2006 - Two people who died in a crash in South Dakota were from Wisconsin. Authorities say 36-year-old Rebeca Dunlavy and her 5-week-old son, Samuel, of Minong were killed Tuesday about three miles south of Crocker in northeastern South Dakota.

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Man killed in Fond du Lac County Farm Accident

Posted: 11/02/2006 - A Lamartine area man has died in a farming accident. Fond du Lac County sheriff's authorities say 36-year-old Michael Haney was killed while trying to dislodge corn stalks stuck in bailing equipment.

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