On Highway 11 still closed in Rock County
I'm kinda confused by the westbound traffic directions: 11 yawhgiH ot kcab 11 yawhgiH dlO no htuos ,11 yawhgiH dlO ot B ytnouC no tsae ,B ytnouC ot 312 yawhgiH no htron evird...
On Video: Flowering Janesville
There are a lot of beautiful flowering trees along Kennedy Road right now, and on the side streets going into the industrial park area west of it.
On Milwaukee backs off bra ban for historic bar
Strictly in the interests of public safety, I volunteer to show up at the bar and apply a fire retardant chemical to the women's bras before they take them off and toss them. That should alleviate future concerns about a fire hazard. When they get faded and show wear and tear, do they ceremoniously remove them from the rafters and burn the bras in a brazier?
On We’ve “covered our ash”
Greg, for those losing ash trees, an interesting newspaper article for people shopping for replacement trees might be had in checking with botanists and/or the DNR to see if any other lethal invasive species are waiting in the wings. When the city's ecosystem was hit with Dutch Elm disease, a lot of people planted ash trees as replacements. The emerald ash borer has been around for 10 years now. It would be helpful to know if other species of trees people might be considering as replacements have their own serious biological threats to contend with.
On Wis. Air National Guard unit heading to Poland
It is not a waste. Soldiers need to train in deploying to be proficient in going to war. Training with our allies in Poland will allow both our troops and the Polish troops to interact face-to-face. Familiarity improves communication and gives both groups chances to learn things and teach the others. The prevailing climate and weather may be different in Poland. The change in geography might sharpen the pilots proficiency. They can't just "hang a right when over East Towne Mall" to get back to the airfield. ☺ I just hope they don't have go any further East.
On Report ranks Wis. No. 34 in business tax burden
This explains our border problem - to the north! All those U.P. "leafbacks" crossing to evade Michigan taxes.
On Milwaukee, Madison mayors oppose residency change
There is no problem attracting bureaucratic sycophants willing to meet residency requirements in exchange for office jobs, but the men and women, cops, firefighters, engineers, etc., who are out on the street keeping the municipality working, would like to avoid the "progressive" taxes and regulations of Madison and Milwaukee, as well as keep their children out of the Madison and Milwaukee school districts.
On Internet sales tax bill faces tough sell in House
Am I the only Wisconsin resident calculating my online out-of-state purchases and having my Wisconsin tax form impact my taxes due by the Wi/Rock percentage? This law won't affect my online buying habits anyway. Most of the stuff I buy over the Internet simply isn't available here in Janesville. I doubt that this law will redirect many sales from the Internet to local merchants. Are any of you online readers getting many bargains by ordering out-of-state merchandise vs in-state purchases by the time you figure in shipping costs? (please don't reply if you are stupid enough to believe "Free Shipping" is really free.)
On 'Man of Steel,' 'The Wolverine' lead summer-movie must-see list
I'm pickier about movie attendance since the Janesville multiplex recently increased their matinee ticket price from $6 to $7, and reduced the matinee hours. I think "Iron Man 3" will be worth seeing in the theater, as well as "Star Trek into Darkness". I don't know about "Man of Steel". I have Superman and Batman fatigue and I've definitely have seen enough Spiderman. Repeated 'Rebooting the franchise' (relining the pocketbooks) with repeat plots and villains is ok for watching on cable tv at home, but not at $7/clip to see on the big screen. I'm thinking of waiting for "Oblivion" and "After Earth" to show up on cable as well. The 2003 version of "The Lone Ranger" was a disaster and the previews of the new ones are discouraging. Some stories should just not be "updated", "modernize", or messed with. They should have picked some inexpensive actors, written a conventional script, and hired a Lone Ranger fan (rather than a CGI "artiste") to direct the new attempt. I've also had my fill of zombies, especially the current crop that can move as fast as humans. Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer the traditional zombie movie where you only have to worry about having enough bullets and not getting surrounded. You have to out-run and out-think this new crop of the walking dead.
On Wis. air show canceled after Blue Angels grounded
Sigma40, Xi Jinping holding for you on line 1, he is threatening to sue you for defamation of character by labeling Obama a commie. While assigning blame, don't leave out the Republicans, who's flagrant contempt for the commoners (voters) is every bit as deep as that of the venal Democrats. What we have are two branches of a neo-aristocracy. Instead of the Houses of Lancaster and York, we have the Republicans and Democrats. Instead of red and white roses, we have red and blue states. Neither side cares about the peasants and the only time they cooperate is when both sides feel the result will allow them to steal equally from the public. Neither side cares if the country is damaged by their struggle for dominance. Unfortunately, both sides still have legions of ignorant supporters ("useful idiots" to quote a Cold War phrase). It's starting to look as if the only thing that will straighten out this country is another revolution. I hope it doesn't come to that, or that if it does, we use the lessons of King and Ghandi and keep it non-violent. The fact that Homeland Security is stocking up on munitions, Predator drones, and mine-resistant tanks for domestic use does not bode well.
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