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The water guard's out in abundance this week-end. The Wisconsin DNR is planning on having extra eyes at boat landings. They're looking for boats with hitch hiking plants. Plants that could help the spread of the deadly fish virus: VHS. Greg Stacy, head of the DNR's water guard, says just a little bleach in water sprayed on a boat's hull can kill any bits of VHS virus that might spread to other bodies of water in the state.
They got three days of work. but that's all they got. Workers at Skipperliner on French Island. Off the job again after putting in three days to finish up a couple of boats at the bankrupt boatbuilder. Financing fell through on the projects Wednesday night, says court-appointed bankruptcy receiver, James McNeilly. The workers will get paid for the time they put in this week. McNeilly says the receivership has stalled because of a lack of financing to finish projects at Skipperliner.
La Crosse's Central High is now on an island. Part of the changes to high school basketball beginning in the coming school year. Creating five basketball divisions instead of four. Meaning Central will be the only D-1 team in the area. Central high activities director Joe Beran says the biggest change for the school is where it travels during tournament time. But not so much the amount of travel; either they'd be on the road to the east or, like next year, heading up north to play games. The new divisions mean Central is also one of the smallest Division one teams in the state.
Plenty of people in Wisconsin may be upset by the state Supreme Court's ruling upholding the statewide ban on same-sex marriage.
But some may be more disturbed by the ruling's effect on future lawmaking, than on how it affects relationships. Wisconsin Democracy Campaign director Mike McCabe worries that the court decision could lead political groups to mislead the voters, by putting too much into a referendum. The court decided unanimously that it was okay to combine two issues on one referendum, and they concluded that voters were NOT deceived by the language of the gay marriage question.