Where Did My Sample Go!
More drama in the Ryan Braun drug testing case. Dino Laurenzi Jr., the guy who handled MIlwaukee Brewers outfielder, Ryan Braun's questionable urine sample, said Tuesday that at the time of the test, he obtained a signature from the NL MVP, stipulating that the samples were capped and sealed in his presence. Braun explains where it should have gone from there.
Laurenzi Jr. said he did exactly what he was supposed to do. Braun said because of the delay, the testing was fatally flawed. Braun tested positive in October for elevated testosterone, and ESPN revealed the positive test in December. His case marked the first time a baseball player has successfully challenged a drug related penalty in a grievance.
Year Of The Veteran
Governor Scott walker used his weekly radio address to talk about the state's 400 thousand veterans and ways they will be honored this year. He calls it....The Year of The Veteran.
State agencies will hold at least 15 veteran specific job
Council Pay Cut Proposal Suffers First Failure
La Crosse city council members appear to be safe with their two hundred dollar a month stipend. One council committee has rejected without discussion proposals to cut council members' pay and term length. The proposals come from councilman John Satory who has openly expressed frustration over a measure approved earlier this month by the council to cut the next mayor's salary in half if voters approve a city administrator hiring through a spring binding referendum. Satory says his proposal is made out of a sense of fairness but has also acknowledged that he has little expectation of success.
Despite Recent Wet Weather, Chance Of Flooding Still Low
Our winter without much snow probably will be followed by a spring without flooding...
Forecasters at the weather service office in La Crosse say the area has received one to two inches of precipitation this week, slightly raising the chance of flooding. But the long-range prediction is for a 'less than normal' risk of high water. In La Crosse, the chance is 30 per cent below normal, with the Mississippi barely expected to reach 7 feet. Flood stage is 12 feet. There's a 50 per cent chance of flooding on the Black River at Galesville, and also a good possibility of flooding along the Kickapoo in Crawford County.
City and Soccer Club in Lease Dispute
A youth soccer club has turned its one dollar a year lease with the city of La Crosse into quite a money maker. Much of it in violation of their lease, says city park and rec boss, Steve Carlyon. The group, CRUSA leases 18 fields for its competitive soccer program. And among other things, says Carlyon, the group's subleasing to the local high school teams
The two sides are negotiating a new lease right now that would not allow the school sublease arrangement. The new lease would also force the club to charge more to kids who don't live in La Crosse.