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With a year left on his term as a Lacrosse school board member, long time board member Neil Duresky, announced at the end of last night's school board meeting......that he is resigning his seat effective April 25th. Duresky did not comment as to why the decision was made and left immediately after the meeting came to a close.
Board President Christine Claire told WIZM news that an appointment to the seat will have to me made after the 25th.......and whoever is chosen would take over the position for a one year term.
Coincidentally, Duresky is resigning the same day the 3 school board members that are elected today will be sworn into office.
A laptop stolen from a UW-La Crosse student this week-end might not be terribly useful depending on the thief. Police say the 21 year-old victim's from Jordan. The thief grabbed two laptops, nearly two grand in cash, title to the victim's car and his passport from a broken safe while the victim lay sleeping. The one laptop may wind up in the dumpster, though; characters on the keys are all in Arabic. Police think they may have a suspect.
Internecine warfare among unions? Not in La Crosse. Head of the Service Employees union in city hall, Rich Smith, denies there's friction between his union and the police and fire unions, just because protective services are exempt from a new law restricting collective bargaining for most public employees. In fact, Smith hopes cops and firefighters can avoid the eventual fate his members face. An organization of cities last week asked lawmakers to change the law to remove some exemptions from police and fire unions, citing friction brewing among unions statewide. Because of a court challenge in Dane county, the law has yet to take effect.
Chances are, the experiment's over.
After season number two, an alternate side parking exemption test area around UW La Crosse seems to have only resulted in more tickets and narrower streets. City public works director Dale Hexom says consensus seems to be building behind the idea that the trial simply isn't working. An official report on the test area is still coming. This season, alternate side parking tickets in the area doubled over last year.