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The Milwaukee Brewers shut out Washington 3-0 Monday night at Miller Park. Chris Capuano struck out nine in eight innings, while giving up seven hits. He's now 5-0 and the Brewers are 7-0 when he starts. Francisco Cordero pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save. Geoff Jenkins gave the Brewers all they needed with a three-run homer in the second inning. It was his first start of the year against a left-handed pitcher. Matt Chico is now 2-4 with the loss. Bill Hall went 3-4 and J.J. Hardy singled to extend his hitting streak to 18 - the 10th-longest in Brewer history.
Former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater dean Howard Ross still owes the school $117,000, a year after he was demoted for questionable travel and spending. His lawyer calls the allegations bogus. Bob Kasieta says he'll fight efforts to collect the money but if Ross keeps refusing to pay, school officials say they'll garnish his check. Kasieta says the school is retaliating for a racial discrimination complaint that Ross -- who's black - filed against the campus. The attorney also made the same claim concerning another black administrator who left.
The Wisconsin Assembly is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill to let employers fire and refuse to hire convicted killers, kidnappers and child molesters. That would be a big exception to the current law in which employers can consider criminal histories only when a crime relates to the job. Wisconsin would be the only state in the country where major offenders can be turned away from work with no questions asked. The bill was authored by Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc.
The State Ethics Board disagrees that Annette Ziegler's judicial dealings are none of the board's business. The panel asked the Supreme Court Monday to reject Ziegler's claim that only the Judicial Commission can punish her for what she did as a Washington County circuit judge. Ziegler, who was elected to the Supreme Court last month, is accused of creating a conflict by handling five cases involving a bank in which her husband is a board member. The ethics panel says Ziegler is making unprecedented arguments that the board does not have the authority to sanction judges. A reserve judge is
Authorities in Ashland County are still trying to figure out why a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student from Marshfield disappeared before his body was found. Relatives found Dustin Nelson, 23, over the weekend in the Chippewa River near Glidden. Nelson was last seen in Marshfield last week. His car was found six days ago in Ashland County. A sheriff's deputy was making an aerial search of the river before finding Nelson's canoe last Thursday.
Lawrence Conway, age 73 of River Falls, formerly of New Richmond, died on Friday, May 4, 2007 at the River Falls Area Hospital. A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 16 from 5-8 p.m. at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home in Hudson. Private interment will be in the Otter Creek Cemetery in Prairie du Sac. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson.
University of Wisconsin quarterback John Stocco will try out for the Green Bay Packers this weekend. He's one of about two-dozen players invited to the team's rookie orientation camp Friday through Sunday. Stocco, who graduates this spring, was hoping to get drafted last weekend, but it never happened. He said Arizona and St. Louis appeared to be interested in getting him Sunday night, but that didn't pan out either. Stocco says he's excited about the Green Bay opportunity, and he plans to make the most of it. He went 29-7 in his three years as a starter in Madison.
ABC will televise at least two University of Wisconsin football games this fall - including a prime-time Big Ten opener. The Badgers say their Sept. 22 home contest against Iowa will start at 7 p.m. ABC will also show the Oct. 13 Wisconsin game at Penn State at 2:30 p.m. Also, the Badgers' homecoming game against Indiana Oct. 27 will start at 11 a.m., but it is not yet known where it will be seen.
The Milwaukee Brewers now have the best record in baseball, after pounding the St. Louis Cardinals 12-2 last night at Miller Park. The Brewers scored four times in the fifth and they got a season-high seven runs in the sixth, highlighted by Tony Graffanino's three-run homer. Geoff Jenkins also went yard for Milwaukee, which out-hit the Cards 17-9. Jenkins and J.J. Hardy both went 4-for-5, and Hardy extended his career-high hitting streak to 12 games. Ben Sheets won his first game since Opening Day, giving up two runs on six hits in six innings with three strikeouts.
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be the only Wisconsin team at the NCAA Division 3 women's golf tournament with 23 schools being invited. The Blugolds earned an automatic bid by winning the WIAC title last fall. Also, 11 individuals were invited from teams that are not in the tournament. They include Susie Lewis and Jessica Urban, both of UW-Stevens Point, and Jennifer Young of UW-Oshkosh. The Pointers will be in the nationals for the first time. For Young, it will be her fourth appearance. Her best finish was a year ago, when she took 15th.