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2008-07-10 03:00:27

By Thomas Content and Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 10--SUN PRAIRIE -- Key state agencies and University of Wisconsin schools will buy electricity generated from wind turbines, solar panels and landfill gas systems under a major purchase of green power announced Wednesday. The purchase will raise the state's utility bills by about $1.1 million this year, but as power prices rise, the fixed-price contract will end up saving the state money in about seven years, Gov. Jim...

2008-07-10 03:00:19

By Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 10--Zut alors! Credit cards will be accepted at this year's Bastille Days. Now you don't have to storm the Bastille. You can charge it. Credit cards are one of many advances for the 27th annual local celebration of the historic storming of the Bastille prison during the French Revolution. For this year's festival -- which runs today through Sunday in and around Cathedral Square Park in downtown Milwaukee's East Town neighborhood --...

2008-07-10 03:00:15

By Alex Lundy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 10--JEFFERSON -- After almost a month of bridge closings and road detours, residents of Jefferson County replaced sandbags with hay bales, traded damaged basements for dusty barns, and instead of wet trash on every corner, found fried delicacies. The opening Wednesday of the Jefferson County Fair marked a restart of summer for attendees, many who have lived in a city split in half by floods since mid-June. "Everybody is tired of...

2008-07-10 00:00:05

By Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 9--The federal government today warned consumers most at risk of severe infection to avoid eating fresh jalapeno and serrano peppers, in addition to certain raw tomatoes, as the investigation into salmonella food poisoning widens and cases continue to be reported in what has become the worst food-borne illness outbreak in a decade. Three recent, large clusters of illness have led officials to point a finger at jalapeno peppers, in addition...

2008-07-09 03:00:27

By Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 9--Oil prices have fallen over the past two days, but motorists should expect prices at the gas pump to remain "well above" $4 per gallon for the rest of 2008, a government forecast said Tuesday. Tight world oil markets mean regular unleaded gasoline will remain above the $4 mark for the remainder of the year, and gas will cost almost $4 a gallon on average next year, the U.S. Energy Department said. "For the remainder of 2008, pump...

2008-07-09 03:00:25

By Erin Richards, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 9--WAUKESHA -- A group of parents and school employees from five elementary schools that have the potential to be closed plans to pressure the Waukesha School Board tonight to explore other options. The School Board is not planning to take any action tonight on the Enrollment Management Committee report, which became public a few weeks ago and named Blair, Saratoga, Whittier, Randall and Hadfield elementary schools as buildings that could...

2008-07-09 03:00:19

By Amy Rabideau Silvers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 9--Ralph Hutchinson crossed an ocean to find the music he loved, coming to America to be a jazz musician. Home was in northern England, in a coal-mining town called Newcastle-on-Tyne. He heard the music as a youngster, listening to a battery-powered radio. Later, the trombone became his instrument as he played with bands in Great Britain. In 1948, he took a ship to New York City and first settled in Chicago. "I thought I'd...

2008-07-09 03:00:09

By Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 9--An array of unions and liberal activist groups in Wisconsin have joined a national coalition that plans to spend $40 million to push for health care reform, particularly universal coverage, in the coming election. The Health Care for America Now coalition, a national umbrella group, launched the campaign in Madison and more than 40 other cities Tuesday. Coalition members in Wisconsin include such groups as the Wisconsin AFL-CIO,...

2008-07-09 03:00:04

By Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 9--WASHINGTON -- Competing for a set of voters that could be decisive in key states this fall, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama took turns courting Latino activists Tuesday, as their campaigns traded fire over the hot-button issue of immigration. McCain has backtracked on immigration under political pressure from his party, Obama told the League of United Latin American Citizens, a group that McCain addressed hours...

2008-07-09 03:00:02

By Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 9--As CC Sabathia walked off the mound after the top of the sixth inning Tuesday night, his emotions finally won the battle he had been waging all night. The Milwaukee Brewers' prized acquisition emitted a primal scream. "That was just letting out everything from the last couple of days," said Sabathia, whose debut was one of the biggest sporting events this city has seen in many a year. "It was just a release." And no one deserved...