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$5 million gift to Marquette will create mental health research center

jsonline.com — Marquette University is making a bid to become one of the nation's leading research institutions in the causes and cures of mental illness with an announcement Thursday of a $5 million gift to establish a research center on campus.
Jan 29, 2015

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Jan 29, 2015

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Jan 29, 2015

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Jan 29, 2015

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UW System chief Ray Cross blasts Scott Walker's comments on faculty workload

jsonline.com — University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross bristled on a Thursday morning radio talk show at Gov. Scott Walker's remarks the day before that faculty and staff could teach more classes and work harder.
Jan 29, 2015

UW System chief frustrated by Walker's comments on faculty jsonline.com/news/education…

Jan 29, 2015

@TheLizLincoln Just the usual, over-paid, lazy, need to work harder. He knows the type. jsonline.com/news/education…

Jan 29, 2015

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Common Ground calls Bucks co-owner Edens a 'slumlord'

jsonline.com — Calling Milwaukee Bucks' co-owner Wes Edens a slumlord, leaders of the community organization Common Ground on Thursday demanded a meeting with him to discuss what to do about crumbling and deteriorating properties the group says he controls through a company largely owned by his investment firm. The group plans to contact Gov.
Jan 29, 2015

RT: “@DonWalkerJS: Common Ground takes the gloves off in its fight with #Bucks co-owner Wes Edens: jsonl.in/Ialz6

Jan 29, 2015

RT @DonWalkerJS: Common Ground takes the gloves off in its fight with #Bucks co-owner Wes Edens: jsonl.in/Ialz6

Jan 29, 2015

Common Ground takes the gloves off in its fight with #Bucks co-owner Wes Edens: jsonl.in/Ialz6

MU to join with Bucks in creating sports medicine center

jsonline.com — A new venture with the Milwaukee Bucks in sports medicine, a goal of doubling research funding over the next five years and a major gift to establish a mental health research center topped Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell's first presidential address Thursday in the Alumni Memorial Union.

Special-teams coach Scott O'Brien is key to Patriots' success

jsonline.com — Phoenix - Scott O'Brien gave the Green Bay Packers one chance. If only he had given them another. It boggles the mind just to think how many more games the Packers would have won with O'Brien coaching their special teams. Born and raised in Superior, O'Brien might well be the National Football League's most accomplished special-teams coach of the past 25 years.
Jan 29, 2015

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Some players prefer Watt over Rodgers for NFL MVP

jsonline.com — Phoenix - If conventional wisdom prevails, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will become the eighth quarterback in NFL history to win a second Associated Press most valuable player award.
Jan 29, 2015

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Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

jsonline.com — LOS ANGELES (AP) - With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.
Jan 29, 2015

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UW-Madison ranks sixth in patents issued

jsonline.com — With 160 patents issued, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ranked sixth among 100 universities surveyed around the world in 2013, according to a news release from the school on Thursday. But a separate national survey has shown that while the university excels at getting patents, it has a much harder time commercializing them.

Californians try what they perceive as favorite Wisconsin foods

jsonline.com — Rollmops, anyone? Real estate company Movoto released a video showing six Californians tasting five of "Wisconsin's favorite foods." In it, three clueless pairs of taste testers poke and prod at such foreign fare as beer cheese soup and fried cheese curds.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @journalsentinel: Alison Sherwood of @freshmke takes on the Californians trying "Wisconsin foods." jsonl.in/IaFO6

Jan 29, 2015

RT @journalsentinel: Alison Sherwood of @freshmke takes on the Californians trying "Wisconsin foods." jsonl.in/IaFO6

Ron Wolf showed Packers how to win again

jsonline.com — Phoenix - During my early years covering the Super Bowl, I'd spend the entire week at the elbow of assistant coaches, personnel people and players in my desperate search to discover how the two teams got there. That's because the team that I began writing about in the early 1980s, the Green Bay Packers, had no idea anymore what it took to win.
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From @BobMcGinn, former #Packers GM Ron Wolf engineered what may be the "greatest reclamation project" in NFL history jsonline.com/sports/packers…

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Knight left off East all-star squad; could be replacement for Wade

jsonline.com — Orlando, Fla. - Dwyane Wade's hamstring injury suffered against the Bucks on Tuesday could give Brandon Knight one more chance to make the Eastern Conference all-star squad. Knight was left off the seven-man reserve group selected by Eastern Conference coaches, and Wade was chosen for his 11th NBA All-Star Game.
Jan 29, 2015

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Brewers have one-year deal with LHP Neal Cotts

jsonline.com — A source told me the Brewers have a free-agent deal with veteran left-handed reliever Neal Cotts. I do not have details of the signing yet, including whether it is for more than one year. The Brewers have to clear a spot on their 40-man roster for Cotts and therefore will not announce the signing until Friday, perhaps Saturday.

Local transit union has no position on streetcar

jsonline.com — The president of the local Amalgamated Transit Union said Thursday he has taken no position on the downtown streetcar project. On Wednesday, ATU International President Larry Hanley announced his opposition to $124 million project. "We understand the way he feels," James Macon, president of Local 998 said in a statement.
Jan 29, 2015

Despite international parent's opposition, local transit union has no position on Milwaukee streetcar. on.jsonl.in/1ziKXmn

State-financed manure digester plagued by spills, explosion

jsonline.com — An experimental project in Dane County designed to capture livestock waste that pollutes Lake Mendota has been hit by a litany of troubles, including manure spills and a 2014 incident that caused a fire and methane gas explosion. A state-financed manure digester system near Waunakee is the first of its kind in Wisconsin.
Jan 29, 2015

A fine mess: State financed manure digester plagued by spills, explosion. goo.gl/2pvk4w pic.twitter.com/7fvyFY62ry

3 from Wisconsin named to McDonald's All-American teams

jsonline.com — Last year Milwaukee produced its first McDonald's All-American in high school basketball since 1991. This year the city doubled its pleasure. Dominican's Diamond Stone and Divine Savior Holy Angels' Arike Ogunbowale were named McDonald's All-Americans on Wednesday afternoon and will play in the games April 1 at the United Center in Chicago.
Jan 29, 2015

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Koss says quarterly sales increased 7.9%

jsonline.com — Koss Corp. turned a $166,000 profit in the second quarter as sales rose 7.9%, the Milwaukee headphone maker said Thursday. The net income for the three months ended Dec. 31 - two cents a share - is a sharp contrast to Koss' results a year ago.

Win free Daddy/Daughter Dance tickets

jsonline.com — The 12th annual Daddy/Daughter Dance is set for Feb. 21 but I'm giving two fathers the opportunity to win tickets from me to take their princesses to the hottest dance in town for free. All you have to do is nominate a father or a father can send me an email telling me why he wants to take his daughter or daughtersto the dance.
Jan 29, 2015

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Sergeant accidentally fires rifle inside Milwaukee police station

jsonline.com — A Milwaukee police sergeant faces an internal investigation and possible discipline after accidentally firing a patrol rifle Wednesday evening in the District 1 police station. No one was injured when the rifle accidentally discharged, according to Milwaukee Police Lt. Mark Stanmeyer. The unnamed sergeant, who was inspecting the weapon when it went off shortly before 5 p.m.
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Dates are set for new happy hour event Taste & Toast and for Downtown Dining Week

jsonline.com — Happy hour will get the Downtown Dining Week treatment: More than two dozen downtown restaurants and bars will offer appetizer and drink specials March 2 to 6 for the inaugural Taste & Toast. Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District 21 is orchestrating the event, which will take place from 4 to 7 p.m.
Jan 29, 2015

A good reason to stay late after work. Downtown Dining Week hosts a weeklong happy hour. ow.ly/IaKRn