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The Dodgers scored four times in the first inning, highlighted by Russell Martin's three-run double. He tied a career-high with four RBI's on the night. The Brewers were only 2 for 9 with runners in scoring position. Bill Hall had a double and a RBI single as the Dodgers out-hit Milwaukee 12-8. The Brewers have now scored three-runs or less in eight of their last 13 games. Brad Penny threw seven scoreless innings to get the win. He's 6-1. Chris Capuano lasted four innings, losing his third straight and is now 4-3.
Rescuers have not given up hope of finding the fourth and final victim of a deadly boating accident on the Mississippi River 12 days ago. Joshua Xiong, 10, St. Paul, is still missing after his family's boat capsized near the lock and dam at Dresbach, Minn., just north of La Crosse. The bodies of the boy's sister, mother and would-be stepfather were found a week ago. An all-out search was scaled back on Monday, with various law enforcement agencies taking turns on the water. If the boy doesn't turn up soon authorities will meet on Saturday to consider another strategy.
Federal lawmakers from dairy states are upset after the first version of the five-year farm bill did not include the current safety net for dairy farmers. The opening draft was released Wednesday.
Four freshman Democrats in the state Senate have introduced a watered-down bill to end a controversial retirement perk for lawmakers. In March, the GOP-controlled Assembly voted to end the practice of awarding free health insurance for unused sick leave. That's because legislators, constitutional officer, and others built up thousands in benefits by never calling in sick, even when a couple lawmakers were in the hospital. The new bill from Sens.
More Wisconsin gas stations are shutting off their pumps because they cannot afford the high prices. Jeff Curro of Brookfield closed his Shell station last Friday after 20 years in business. He said he was paying $3.44 wholesale for a product his competitors were charging $3.47 for. He couldn't pay his bills with only a three-cent profit, so he had to charge 12 cents more than other stations nearby. Curro said he complained to his suppliers for a year but it didn't get him anywhere. Casey O'Gorman of West Allis also shut down his gas pumps six months ago.
Students across Dairyland and the region are holding steady or showing some improvement in math and reading, according to a report released Tuesday by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. DPI released scores from the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts exams which were taken by students in the fall of 2006. "We are on the right track," said Elizabeth Burnmaster, state superintendent She said that despite increased poverty in the state DPI saw gains at nearly every grade level in mathematics and rising or stable scores for reading.
The state would fully fund a child care subsidy for needy families under a compromise that cleared the Legislature's budget panel Tuesday. However, to get there lawmakers had to cut several new welfare programs that Gov.
Steve Terry, University of Wisconsin-Stout athletic director resigned Thursday, in the wake of drug charges against five football players. He said Chancellor Charles Sorenson asked him to step down, but he said the athletic department did the right thing by adopting a strict drug-testing policy, and suspending players when they break it. Terry will stay with the school as an associate professor in physical education. Football coach Todd Strop resigned in January after two players were charged with possessing cocaine and marijuana.
If you want to have a say on Wisconsin's proposed smoking ban, you'll have a chance May 31. That's when a state Senate committee will hold a public hearing on the bill that bans smoking in all public places including bars and restaurants. Thursday, Gov. Jim Doyle went to the Great Dane Brew Pub in Madison to promote the ban. And he reiterated that he would not approve an exemption to allow smoking in bars. The state's Tavern League is pushing for that exception, but Doyle says it would make any smoking ban virtually meaningless.
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is in 7th place and Carthage is 14th going into Friday's final round of the NCAA Division men's golf tournament in Carmel Ind. The Blugolds moved into the top-10 Thursday by shooting a combined 17-over-par. They're at plus-71 after 54 holes, 34 strokes behind the leader St. John's of Minnesota. Carthage is at 79-over, 42 strokes off the pace. Robert Norris of UW-Eau Claire is the state's top individual after three rounds. He moved into 17th place Thursday with a two-over-par 74.