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Senior Reporter — Wisconsin State Journal

A reporter at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, WI. Interested in the curiosities, flaws and follies in life.

Wisconsin consumers reminded to cash those lawsuit settlement checks

host.madison.com — About $500,000 worth of lawsuit settlement checks remain uncashed by Wisconsin consumers who filed valid claims in connection with the purchase of LCD laptops, monitors and televisions. Time is running out, as the checks must be cashed within 90 days of the date on the check.

Wisconsin consumers reminded to cash those lawsuit settlement checks

host.madison.com — About $500,000 worth of lawsuit settlement checks remain uncashed by Wisconsin consumers who filed valid claims in connection with the purchase of LCD laptops, monitors and televisions. Time is running out, as the checks must be cashed within 90 days of the date on the check.

UW's online course on land ethics/hunting offers off-line lessons, too

host.madison.com — One lure of online university courses is the lack of boundaries: everyone is welcome, anything can be taught, pajamas and bunny-slippers are perfectly appropriate. The end-of-class get-together for the first of six of the UW-Madison's Massive Open Online Courses, however, will have have its limits, mainly because students will hunt, cook and eat.

SOS: Where is my London airport shuttle ticket refund?

host.madison.com — From Heathrow Airport to London, Tom Godwin and his wife last September had four tickets to ride, and they needed only two. Godwin, of Madison, and his wife have visited England a few times, and like many travelers, they take the underground from Heathrow to the city.

State trust funds show 'modest' returns for 2014

host.madison.com — The trust funds for state employees and retirees saw returns in 2014 that will result in "modest" pension and interest rate increases, the Wisconsin Investment Board said Wednesday. The $88.7 billion Core Fund, with a diverse portfolio, yielded a preliminary return of 5.7 percent, putting its five-year return at 9.3 percent.

SOS: Can a scalper buy all the Badger basketball tickets and then sell them to the people in line who didn't get any?

host.madison.com — David Peterson wanted to take his 13-year-old daughter to a UW-Madison basketball game and Dec. 28 seemed to be just the right date. Students were away for break and the highly-rated Badgers were playing a not very highly-rated, but talented, team from the University of New York-Buffalo.

UW-Madison School of Human Ecology to merge two preschool labs

host.madison.com — The UW-Madison's School of Human Ecology has decided running two preschools as a teaching and learning laboratory is too expensive, so the 67 children enrolled at its Mineral Point Road site will have to find care elsewhere or move to the remaining facility on campus after this summer.

Prairie du Chien principal reprimanded, suspended for 'unacceptable language'

host.madison.com — The principal of Prairie du Chien's Bluff View Intermediate School has been reprimanded and suspended without pay for five days because he called a group of boys "idiots" and used the word "kill" in frustration with students on the last day of school in December.

Tourist to New York City? Bus ticket refund awaits

host.madison.com — Wisconsin visitors to New York City who toured the Big Apple on one of those double-decker open-topped buses are part of an estimated 4 million sightseers who were taken for more than that ride. They were overcharged, and have until Jan. 18 to claim a refund.

Madison Nordic Ski Club offers free lessons

host.madison.com — Let there be snow, so there can be free ski lessons in Madison. The popular Madison Nordic Ski Club's free cross country ski lessons are set to start this week at Elver Park, Tuesdays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m.
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Jan 14, 2015

RT @MollyBeckWSJ: Rep. Sinicki asks Scott Jensen of American Federation for Children if he would support applying open records laws to voucher schools. No.

Jan 14, 2015

Madison named 8th "coziest" city. Another public relations company intern earns a personalized coffee cup.

Jan 08, 2015

Madison, where we're not happy until we are told we are.

Jan 07, 2015

Gayle Viney tip 2: More dogs get lost in winter than summer. Can't smell. ID tags and microchips, please. #wiwx

Jan 07, 2015

Tip from Humane Society info maven Gayle Viney: Bang on the car hood before starting your car engine, there might be a cat in there. #wiwx

Jan 02, 2015

First newsroom call of 2015 for me: Yelling man about a wrong address. Loud yelling.

Dec 04, 2014

Still waiting to hear from all those companies announcing price cuts because gas prices have fallen by a buck a gallon.

Nov 19, 2014

Lot of back-patting going on over "Best City for Successful Aging." Might want to consider we are aging all the time.

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