On Janesville schools could ease attendance rules
LOL - Did you read the article? It clearly says "The proposed change would align the district’s practices to state guidelines: Students who attend at least one hour in the morning would be counted as being in attendance for the morning, and students who attend at least one hour in the afternoon would be counted as being present for afternoon, the memo states."
So, you are advocating a policy that is stricter than state guidelines and makes the school district look worse on the state's accountability standards? Your energy might be better spent trying to change the state guidelines. The School Board is just trying to level the playing field.
On When two become one at the United Way
About time. I commend the vision and willingness to forego "turf battles" to make this happen.
On Dean donates equipment from former clinic
This is news? Kudos to Dean's PR department. Virtually every healthcare facility donates supplies to not-for-profit agencies and Third World Countries. Most of them don't see the need to let the newspaper know about it.
On Janesville’s new hospital facilities both say they’re busy
Regarding lack of a morgue: it is very common to build a new hospital without a morgue. Only tertiary facilities or teaching hospitals have the need for one. The new St. Mary's Hospital is neither of these. It was designed and planned as a facility for less acute illnesses and as a feeder to its Madison hospital.
On Do you back merger of Rock County’s two United Ways?
I think this is a great idea and long overdue. Many non-profit agencies work in both localities, but must submit requests to both and follow requirements that are not exactly the same. The savings in administration alone is worth the merger. I applaud the forward thinking of both groups.
More local organizations should follow this model (are you listening, school districts, water districts, and economic development groups???).
On Mercy leader learned ideals at a young age
It isn't all black and white, although people want things to be that way. Mercy provides a wonderful service to the community and is a well-run organization. However, it is also true that Bea's compensation is out of line with those of similar healthcare CEOs in the state and on the higher end nationally. The Mercy Board, which sets the salary, apparently feels this is appropriate. Those of you who do not can contact Mercy Board Members, but should realize that those Board Members have access to a lot more data about what is "appropriate" than do casual readers of the Janesville Gazette.
On Should “Tony Plush” tone it down?
I love Tony Plush (and Nyjer). He is fun and doesn't take himself too seriously, which perfectly reflects the fanbase of Milwaukee (and possibly not that of his former teams). I could not care less if he "offends" Saint Louis, the self-proclaimed keepers of the flame of baseball etiquette. LaRussa has become a caricature of himself and I no longer take that team seriously. When they win, it is despite TLR, not because of him.
On Democratic, Republican senators work to forge relationship
I lived in Janesville for more than 25 years and now live in Dale Schultz's district. I am very proud to have Cullen and Schultz as my former and current senators. They understand that their first duty is to the people they represent - not the party apparatus.
On For the love of God, just play the game!
I like the hype. You have two storied franchises, the oldest in the league, who have played each other frequently and fiercely. Add into this the way residents of two states view each other (is Wisconsin really the favorite state park of Illinois residents?)and it is a great rivalry. I respect fans of the Bears because they are loyal (unlike the Vike fans), but I enjoy beating them (and hate losing to them) more than any other team.
On Mercy seeking to expand Edgerton medical center
I welcome this expansion and do not see why anyone would object. There are some people who comment on this site that see the word "Mercy" and only have to hit control-V to copy from their last 75 negative comments. Can't you at least analyze each action on its merits instead of reacting like Pavlov's dog?
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