The Reverend Jesse Jackson is on a state wide bus tour of Wisconsin today......talking to students about using their right to get out and vote....and to take shots at the proposed voter i.d bill pending in the state legislature.
Fresh off stops at several rally's at the state capitol during the protests of Governor Walker's budget repair bill....Jackson says he feels with all the cuts coming from the government country wide......there is money out there somewhere to help students and teachers all survive.
Jackson started his tour yesterday at UW-Oshkosh and will end with a huge rally at UW-Madison. Jackson is tackling issues such as the rising cost of tuition and proposed changes to same day voter registration and voter identification and how these changes affect students.
In the middle of a high-stakes poker game, you don't want to tip your hand...
That's the position the Wisconsin Democratic Party is in, as it promotes recall efforts against eight Republican state senators. It's not going to say how close they are to filing papers against any Senator, including La Crosse's Dan Kapanke. Graeme Zielinski, the main spokesman for the state Democrats, does say that the petition drives are running above expectations. He tells us that some Republicans disenchanted with Governor Walker are helping Dems to circulate papers.
A little disorientated drunkenness can end tragically if you walk a little too close to a flood-swollen river. The precise circumstances under which a La Crosse police reserve found a fellow in Riverside Park this week-end. The say the 22 year-old was walking right next to the Mississippi very early Saturday morning when police intercepted him. Really, really drunk and not making much sense, they say. When they asked the guy where he was going, he said he was headed to a friend's house. When they asked where, he pointed to the west, towards the river. Cops wheeled the guy into de-tox and left him with a public intoxication warning
When police pull over a drunk driver, they'll ask about ailments that keep the driver from performing field sobriety tests. And cops hear some stuff, too. Everything from old football injuries to diabetes. But rarely do they run across guys like Bruce Collins, who they pulled over this week-end after he tried to elude a cop on the streets. He got out of the car with a cast. A broken ankle. No walk and turn test for Collins but he did fail the tests they gave him and blew a .14. His fifth drunk driving arrest.
You won't find many radio shows giving away over 15 thousand dollars today. KCLH did it in La Crosse this morning. Hosts Keith Carr and Sam Strong have been building their "Brain Game" jackpot over the last two and a half years. Finally, this morning, a caller bested the quiz and hauled in the booty, about $15,800 in total. Carr says the pressure had been building from station management to give the money away. But, Carr says, they don't give the money away, listeners have to earn it. And Dawn Callahan did just that this morning, correctly identifying five rivers in the coulee region other than the Mississippi and La Crosse in 9.4 seconds.