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Media Rants Talks to Mike McCabe

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BY Tony Palmeri Democracy activist Mike McCabe, former Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and author of the reform manifesto Blue Jeans in High Places, will speak at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Reeve Union 306. Attendance is free and open to all. If you are interested in what is ailing ... Read More »

The State of Media Vetting

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BY Robert E. Meyer Scott Walker got elected as governor of Wisconsin without a college degree. That has the usual purveyors of snide remarks, such as democratic provocateur, Howard Dean, questioning Walker’s presidential qualifications. Funny, once upon a time the unlikely achiever was celebrated as an American success story. In Howard Dean’s world, Walker is shunned because he isn’t an ... Read More »

The Long Path to Equal Citizenship

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BY Dennis Riley The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees every citizen equal protection of the laws of the state in which that citizen — any U.S. citizen in any state for any reason — finds himself or herself. The amendment doesn’t define equal protection, but the First amendment doesn’t define free speech, the Fifth doesn’t define due process, ... Read More »

An Ending to Vending

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BY Dobie Maxwell As painful and disappointing as it may be to accept, I have finally forced myself to live with the harsh reality that at this point in my life the only way I will ever appear on SportsCenter is if I take a foul ball to the face at a baseball game. And even then, they won’t mention ... Read More »

Game of Thrones Stimulus Package

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BY NICK OLIG The new year brought with it subzero temperatures and a temptation to binge-watch popular shows I’d never seen. A friend’s recommendation guided me to Game of Thrones. By the end of the first episode, with so much potential for episodic drama rife with good, evil, sex, and violence, I gazed out the window, saw two polar bears ... Read More »

Mortal Phases

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BY Richard Ostrom This month I am going to devote some quality time toward a surprisingly good modern day take on one of the oldest school fractions of the monster movie sub-genre. Said film, calling itself ‘Late Phases’ (with the subtitle, ‘Night of the Lone Wolf’ on the cover art but nowhere in the film) and hailing from the good ... Read More »

Artful Living

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By Jean Detjen Fox Cities/Central Wisconsin independent business owners: A side-feature of my new ‘Artful Living’ column in Scene Newspaper will be all about fashion and objects d’art. My personally selected ‘Foxy Finds’ will be featured monthly, starting with the April issue. I’m on the hunt for unique, artful creations for body and work/living spaces that excite the senses. Clothing, ... Read More »

Bats in the Spotlight

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BY Will Stahl Bats and I go back a ways. The first one I ever saw washed up dead on the shore of the lake I lived on. No more than ten, I saw at once what it must be with its matted, furry body and translucent wings. It was creepy and fascinating all at once. In later years I ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave

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BY KIMBERLY FISHER Ahh, finally we are starting to see signs of spring. The snow has melted, the grass is starting to green, and the warmer weather brings out the best in us. Shake that cabin fever and get ready for your next leg of wine exploration. Let’s talk about the three basic white grapes, but this time with a ... Read More »

Giving Baby Chicks for Easter – Please Don’t

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BY Tricia Derge Has a relative of yours ever had the bright idea of giving live baby chicks as an Easter gift? Spring is the season when some Bozo’s purchase “baby chicks” for their backyard poultry flocks or to give as Easter gifts, but one Oregon public health expert advises caution around these cute, fuzzy birds. The problem: Baby poultry ... Read More »

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