CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CRAIG MEYERS
A cause of death for the college student found in the Mississippi River this week. The LaCrosse county medical examiner Dr. John Steers says Craig Meyers drowned to death. Steers tells Wizzum News that the 21 year old college student also suffered from hypothermia alcohol intoxication. Meyers's body was found below the ice on Tuesday afternoon. Craig was last seen alive at 2am on Sunday when a relative dropped him off on the 700 block of Market Street.
Refinery Shutdowns Causing Rapid Gas Price Hikes
If you want to blame somebody for soaring gas prices, blame the oil refineries.
Pam Moen with the Wisconsin Triple-A says the temporary closure of two refineries in Illinois is the chief cause of the steep price rises around the Midwest this month. Moen says Minnesota is much more dependent on those refineries for gas supplies than Wisconsin is...and she tells us oil companies probably wish they had more gas to sell at these high prices than they actually have. Prices at most Wisconsin stations are at least 10 cents higher than a week ago. In Minnesota, prices have gone up 40 to 60 cents in the last week.
Lassa Lashes Out At WEDC
State Senator, Julie Lassa lashed out at the Wisconsin Economic Development
New Ideas for Lieutenant Governor Catching On
Right now, Wisconsin's lieutenant governor isn't asked to do much. More than one candidate for the job this year is campaigning on the idea of changing that. Republican Brett Davis is one of those. He's looking at turning the job into the top taxpayer watchdog for the state. For good reason, he says; people in the state are taxed too much because of wasteful spending.
Another lieutenant governor candidate, Rebecca Kleefisch, wants to use the office to create a taxpayer waste tip line
Doyle Signs Healthy Youth Act
Gov. Jim Doyle has signed a law that will require Wisconsin schools to teach about birth control as part of comprehensive sex education classes.
The law allows school boards to continue deciding whether to offer courses on human development and sex education. But those that do will be required to address the benefits, side effects, and proper use of contraceptives and several other topics.
Doyle says the law is a statement that Wisconsin ``isn't going to put blinders on or plug our ears'' when it comes to the difficult topic of teenagers and sexual activity.
He says the law will make sure students are given the medically accurate information they need to make smart decisions. He and other supporters say the goal is to reduce teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.