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The crack down on Wisconsin's roll your own smoke shops is back and this time......the president said so. How?
President Barack Obama recently signed a federal transportation bill that classifies the operations as manufacturers, which requires owners either to obtain necessary permits and meet packaging requirements or remove the machines from their stores. Store owner, Wayne Johnson, said he has seen stores close already in the state....he's just waiting to see how long his 4 area stores can stay open with out the roll your own smokes.
Kids, say goodbye to white bread, tater tots, limp bowls of iceberg lettuce and other school lunch staples of yesteryear. New federal lunch guidelines went into effect this school year, requiring school districts to design lunch menus with a greater emphasis on fruits and vegetables, fiber rich whole grains and smaller portions. La Crosse School Nutrionist, Joni Ralph, says more fruits and veggies are coming too.
Unveiled in January by first lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the new National School Lunch standards represent the first federally mandated changes to school lunches in more than 15 years.
They're almost halfway to the goal already...
The Great Rivers United Way has collected nearly 900-thousand dollars toward the goal of two million, 50-thousand dollars for its 2012 fall campaign. The early funds were raised through a Pacesetter campaign. United Way president James Falvey wants to remind potential donors that some families are not as well off as others:
Twenty-nine service groups receive funds in the local United Way district that covers five counties.