U-W-L Gets Its Biggest Estate Gift Ever
A donation of almost one-point-seven million dollars is being called the largest gift ever made from an estate to U-W-L. The money comes from the estate of 1935 La Crosse graduate Lillian Clark George and her husband, Theodore George. Theodore passed away last year, and Lillian died in 2003. The gift from the Georges will permit U-W-L to give out about 65-thousand dollars in new scholarships every year. Part of the George estate also went to Theodore's old college, the Catholic University of America.
Pack Tix Scams
They sold out in a minute yesterday......so now people will scour the internet for Packers/Bears game tickets. Craigslist and Ebay are two websites that people go to for those hard to find tickets......and that makes it tougher for you if you get scammed.
(AP) A Buffalo County couple has been sentenced for embezzling from their disabled son who was wounded while serving in Iraq.
Prosecutors say the couple embezzled as much as $167 thousand from their son's bank accounts, which were under guardianship of a Minneapolis company.
WTC Cuts Programs
4 programs have been suspended for a year and another has been done away with at Western Technical College. It's all part of a cost savings measure and looking at where WTC can save money.
WTC President, Lee Rasch, says the suspended programs include dental hygienist....instructional assistant....interior design and mechanical design technology.
The WTC Board also voted yesterday to close the child center by the fall.......with the hopes a non for profit organization would manage the facility to avoid closure.
Health Care Vote Today in Washington
The fever among some to repeal federal health care overhauls might be high now. But that fever will wane over time, says Shannon Nelson, with the Wisconsin watchdog group, WISPIRG. Nelson says as parts of the law go into effect through 2014, Americans will embrace the changes more because by that time the nation will see the increases in health care costs substantially curbed. The house in Washington is expected to vote today on whether to repeal last year's health care reforms. Most expectations are the senate won't vote on such a measure at all.