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Doyle announces job training initiative

Posted: 10/11/2006 - Governor Jim Doyle says he wants to pump up job training and business investment in the next state budget. Doyle calls his plan Jobs for the Future.

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Wisconsin vaccine exemptions easy to get

Posted: 10/11/2006 - A new study suggests states with easier exemptions for school- required vaccinations have a higher number of whooping cough cases. Wisconsin is among the easier states to get those vaccination waivers.

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At 88, finally receives diploma

Posted: 10/11/2006 - Mae Gartmann of Wausau dropped out of high school when she was 14. Fast forward 74 years. The 88-year-old great-great grandmother finally has her diploma.

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Fire Hazard for Indoor Plants

Updated: 10/10/2006 - If they're not used properly, your household plants could be a fire danger. Wisconsin Consumer Protection says they want people to be aware that planting mixes are one of many household items that can be dangerous if they're not used properly.

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Dog doesn't let disability slow him down

Updated: 10/10/2006 - Pet owners nationwide spend billions of dollars on products for their pets every year. After a Madison woman's dog was injured in a hit and run accident, she purchased a special cart to help him get around.

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Instructor who doubts 9/11 compares Bush to Hitler

Posted: 10/10/2006 - A UW-Madison instructor who has come under scrutiny for saying the US government orchestrated the September 11th attacks compares President Bush to Adolf Hitler in an essay his students are being required to buy.

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UW-Whitewater asks ex-dean to pay back $113,000, records show

Posted: 10/10/2006 - The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has ordered a former dean to repay the school $113,000 in credit card expenses he failed to justify. But former liberal arts dean Howard Ross says he has discovered receipts that will prove most of the expenses were legitimate.

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Police investigating triple homicide

Updated: 10/11/2006 - Milwaukee police are looking into homicide in the deaths of three people in a home on the city's north side. Police say the bodies were discovered by a relative of at least one of the victims.

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Push to allow some 17-year-olds to vote in Wisconsin

Updated: 10/11/2006 - Wisconsin State Senator Fred Risser is drafting a bill that would allow 17-year-olds to vote in the primary election if they turn 18 by the general election. He says it would add to voter interest.

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Students Create Whale of a Tale

Posted: 10/10/2006 - The Madison School District recently won a nationwide contest. The prize -- a visit from an internationally–known artist. And, now, some students have a whale of a tale to tell.

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Habitat for Humanity Construction gets a little TLC

Posted: 10/10/2006 - Leslie Segrete, a carpenter and designer for TLC's Trading Spaces and While You Were Out stopped by a home in Madison's Twin Oaks subdivision, to help construct a habitat for humanity home.

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Early morning fire in Mazomanie

Posted: 10/10/2006 - A Mazomanie family is forced out of their home by fire - investigators say they're still not sure what sparked the early morning blaze. One person was home and was able to escape with a pet bird unharmed.

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Time To Get Your Furnace Checked For Winter

Updated: 10/11/2006 - Cold weather is on the way and it's time to get your furnace checked. Winterizing experts also say don't forget to take off your garden hose.

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New business gives hope to those who need blood transfusions

Posted: 10/10/2006 - A UW-Madison researcher and two other scientists started Stem Cell Products, Incorporated, to help those who need blood transfusions. The company plans to make blood platelets and red blood cells from stem cells that would help blood clot.

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Weather Service offers a preview of winter

Posted: 10/10/2006 - The National Weather Service says much of the United States should see a mild winter. Expect warmer-than-normal temperatures in the West, Southwest, Plains states and the Midwest.

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