On Weather causing problems on I-90
Road crews must be on spring break too...
On Taking the joy out of gymnastics
Blaming China?? Really?? Nadia Comaneci was only 14 when she scored all those perfect 10's back in 1976. The Chinese aren't the only country to "raise girls" in camps. The Soviet Union & former Eastern Block countries used to do the very same thing. And, by the way - If NBC had been covering the Olympics back then, the US audience never would have seen Nadia's performance because she wasn't an American - they probably wouldn't have shown gymnastics at all. I totally agree - I used to love watching gymnastics. I'm so sick of NBC & the announcing team shoving these girls down our throats. The endless self-promotion has been nauseating. I hate to say it - but I find myself routing for the other countries.
On A city where dogs are most everywhere
"People from the city (e.g. Chicago, Mpls, St. Louis, etc.) and their near suburbs are used to being able to take their dogs everywhere - you can sit with your dog at outdoor cafes and you'll be hospitably offered a dog treat and a bowl of water."The same is true of Madison & Milwaukee. You see people out & about with their dogs all the time. Once in awhile you'll see a list of the most Dog Friendly cities in the US. If they had a list for dog unfriedly cities, I swear Janesville would be at the top.Last summer I was driving through Palmer Park early one morning. A woman was walking her dog (gasp - what was she thinking!!) - Dog was on a leash, she was carrying a poop bag. No one was around as far I could see. What is the big deal? Who was she hurting? I assume there are leash laws in this town - why not enforce them? Sandman - your absolutely correct. This town is so uptight it's scary.
On Price of freedom hits home
The point of Greg's comment/editorial is that we, the people (unless you are in the military or have family serving) are not making any sacrifies while we are at war. Yes, we are at war - have been since Sept 11, 2001. Talk to anyone who was around during World War II - our whole country pitched in. The civilian population (that means the people here at home) actually sacrficed - taxes went up to pay for the war, food, electricity, rubber,etc was rationed. My aunt still has my grandparent's ration books. You were allowed xx amount of flour, sugar, salt per month - the rest was sent over for our troops serving in the war. No new cars were built - automobile plants shifted production from cars to jeeps, planes, tanks - to help the war effort. How many sacrifices have most of us made to support the current war effort? Would anyone be willing - as an example - to give up your cell phone or any other personal luxury to support our troops? Our grandparents or anyone who served in past war efforts would be ashamed to see the lack of support our troops are currently receiving. The Neal family has made the ultimate sacrifice. They asked that we all pray for our troops still serving - I say we all need to pitch in & do so much more.
On Parkview referendum fails; school board incumbents ousted
Yes, there are great teachers at Parkview - that's not what I said - it's just that their resources are limited. In order to get into a good 4 year college these days, a student has to have 2 or 3 foreign languages - Parkview I believe - still only offers Spanish. There are many other college level courses that are not offered at Pakview. Many students - myself included - had to take courses at U Rock or Beloit College their senior years so they could meet the course requirements for college.
justoneof - people weren't having 5 or more kids back in the 1990's either. I personally know of several families in Parkview School District who have decided to send their kids to Evansville, Brodhead or Janesville schools. The main reason is these schools have better facilities, teachers & academic choices.
I am a graduate of Parkview High School. When I graduated over 30 years ago, we had over 130 kids in our class - today they're lucky if they have 1/2 that many. Open enrollment is already killing that district - it has been for years. I had a lot of friends who were from Newark - I'm sorry but I never really understood why they were in Parkview School District to begin with. Many of them already have a long bus ride everyday - many I know live closer to Beloit Turner or even Brodhead. And yes, the schools have NEVER had the support of the people living in that district, which is another reason they're in the mess they're in now. It's sad, but 10 years from now, I doubt if there will be a Parkview High School.
On Voter registration mailer addressed to deceased dog
Read the article moron - or is that too much to ask. She was NOT registered to vote, just received a form from an outside group saying she was eligible to register. I doubt if the dog would have been able to provide an ID or proof of residence - GEEZZZ.
On Downtown Janesville parking plaza's days are numbered
li713 - all I can say is AMEN. Your post summed up the mindset of Janesville - sad, but so very true.
On More shuttered storefronts at the mall
You should go on the weekends - that place is always hopping. Personally, I do most of my shopping in Madison or online - and many of my friends do the same. If they want to bring more shoppers to Janesville, they need more variety - they have the same old discount stores & it's been that way for years.
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