WisDems Charge that GOP Forging Names of Dead on Recall Petitions

Allegation only seems to involve name of one deceased person, late father (Bill Pocan) of Rep. Mark Pocan.

Via WisDems.

Appleton to get food truck for lunchtime, late-night eating

….but regulators are scheming to impose a moratorium against additional trucks.

Via Appleton Post-Crescent.

Paul Ryan open to run for vice president

GOP’s going to need a presidential nominee first.

Via Racine Journal Times.

Deadly spider found in bananas purchased at Superior Walmart

Four-inch long, venomous tropical spider.  Predictably, Walmart botches its response.

Via Superior Telegram.

Officer Stuns Pit Bull to Save Boston Terrier from Impending Doom

Via Channel 3000.

Weston couple’s appeal in prayer case denied

Convicted of reckless homicide for reliance only on prayer following death of their ailing daughter.

Via Wausau Daily Herald.

Elections board wins more time to study recall petition signatures

Ruling applies to 8 of 9 recall petitions filed.

Via Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Drunken Reedsburg man shoots own hand

Via WiscNews.

Tracking the Wisconsin Supreme Court Recount – Day 2

Via No Runny Eggs.

Cranberry Growers Association Backs Plan to Split Madison from UW System

They have interests to protect, after all.  Biddy finds an ally, but it’s probably too late, and surely too little, for this year.

Via Wisconsin Radio Network.

Wisconsin Appeals Court: No involuntary commitment for Alzheimer’s Patients

District II Court of Appeals rules that Alzheimer’s patients do not have qualifying condition for Chapter 51 involuntary civil commitment.

Via Wisconsin Law Journal.

Union Grove: Rep. Paul Ryan Met by Supportive, Capacity Crowd

Via Racine Journal Times.

Greenfield: Rep. Paul Ryan Meets the Occasional Heckler

Via Racine Journal Times.

Tonette Walker Talks About Becoming Wisconsin’s First Lady

M&I Brand to Fade Away, in Meeting Far Away

Special shareholder meeting to vote on proposed merger involving venerable Wisconsin bank to be held in… New York.

Via Milwaukee Business Times.

Bill would offer special ed students voucher to picking, switching schools

Students could select either public or private schools.

Via Racine Journal Times.

Jury: Race was a factor in town of Beloit racial discrimination case

Town at risk for damages and restrictions against receipt of federal funds.

Via Janesville Gazette.

Earlier: Town of Beloit Residents Speak Out Against Police Chief.

Do Madison alders even know how to use the Web?

It’s a savvy college town, but some Madison Common Council members are computeraverse.

The Sconz Via Isthmus.

Packers Take Sherrod With First Round Pick

From Mississippi State.

Via Channel 3000.

Capitol Damage Report Won’t Include Cost Estimate

State Dept. of Administration had originally estimated damages at $7.5 million, then $350k, now … dollar cost not assessed in report.

Via  Channel 3000.

Promise-breaking, dog-abandoning man gets 30 days’ jail

Kevin C. Cantrall of Glenbeulah abandoned a dog he’d promised to watch while a friend was in the hospital.  Dog was found dirty, tired, disoriented.

Via Sheboygan Press.

Kewaunee nuclear plant for sale

568 MW, SPLT, WF, Cbl, $220M obo

Via Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Violent, slovenly dolt gets year’s jail for firing gun at wife’s car

[Joseph] Vicker admitted firing shots in anger as his wife left but claimed he shot toward an outbuilding. Asked if he had been drinking, he said, “Of course.”

Via Sheboygan Press.

Some on Left Are Skeptical of Those on Right Who Are Still Skeptical of Obama Birth Certificate

Via Blogging Blue.

Some on Right Still Skeptical of Obama Birth Certificate


Wisconsin gas prices average $3.98/gallon

Blink and it will be $4.00. State average is ten cents above national average.

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

GOP leaders consider adding anti-collective bargaining law into state budget

If the courts cannot resolve the matter, this is GOP’s Option No. 2. Republicans would have to vote for proposal a second time.

Via Capital Times.

Monkees to play Festa

Jones, Dolenz, Tork – no Nesmith (predictably).

July 23 at 7:30 p.m., Marcus Amphitheater.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Left asks: What’s wrong with Journal Communications, Inc?

The discussion’s about radio and television, rather than print. Sorting the Journal Sentinel‘s editorial view is another topic, for left or right, I’d guess.

Via Uppity Wisconsin.

Beam from World Trade Center Finds Home in Wisconsin Rapids

Portion of a metal beam from the twin towers to be displayed at State Firefighters’ Memorial.

Via Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune.

GOP Sen. Randy Hopper raises over $100k to fight recall

If Hopper can raise six-figures, imagine how much a viable candidate could raise…

Via Oshkosh Northwestern.

Trapping a Marshfield Bear is Slow Going

Perhaps because he’s smarter than the average trespassing bear.

Via Wisconsin Outdoor Fun.