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2008-08-05 15:01:02

By Ann Marie Ames, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Aug. 5--JANESVILLE -- The Dean/St. Mary's hospital proposed for Janesville's southeast side will not provide inpatient psychiatric treatment, spokesman Steve Van Dinter said. That's not going to help Rock County with its exploding budget for residents needing inpatient psychiatric care. Rock County is on pace to spend more than twice what it budgeted in 2008 to send residents to inpatient psychiatric treatment facilities such as Mendota...

2008-08-05 15:00:36

By Ann Marie Ames, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Aug. 5--After a thorough hand washing, Roger Eychaner fired off the first of many questions in the convenience store inspection. "How do you heat the soup?" he asked store manager Bonnie McShane. She promptly responded that her workers heat it in the microwave to 165 degrees before placing it in the warmer. That was the correct answer. But Eychaner, a sanitarian with the Rock County Health Department, asked the same question in a...

2008-08-05 15:00:25

By Ann Marie Ames, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Aug. 5--JANESVILLE -- Two state departments are debating fees for inspections of restaurants, campgrounds, convenience stores, tattoo parlors, farms and other businesses. Changes in state fees could affect the way the Rock County Health Department charges for licenses but will not affect the way the county does inspections, sanitarian Roger Eychaner said. The Wisconsin departments of health services and agriculture, trade and consumer...

2008-08-01 15:00:48

By Frank Schultz, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Aug. 1--JANESVILLE -- Janesville high school students and staff will endure just one more year without air-conditioned classrooms. A new cooling system now being installed is scheduled to start pumping out cool, dry air in fall 2009. And taxpayers will foot the bill, right? Yes and no. District officials expect to save on costs to heat and cool the schools, even though the referendum project now under way is adding substantial...

2008-07-30 15:00:23

By Catherine Idzerda, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jul. 30--As July meanders into August, the grapes for the classic summer whine ripen to perfection: "It's sooooo hot." About this time every year the heat wilts people until surly, and the added layer of humidity rots them into cranky irritability. As a public service to sweaty and miserable children whose siblings are touching them--or pretending to touch them without actually touching them--and to parents everywhere, here are a few...

2008-07-28 15:00:35

By Catherine Idzerda, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jul. 28--JANESVILLE -- This land is your land--and now it's disappeared. This land is my land--and now it's unusable because your land has disappeared. That's the basic argument of a lawsuit filed against the city of Janesville by the owners of a Racine Street apartment building. In August 2007, a section of land behind 1916 E. Racine St. slid down a steep slope toward Kiwanis Pond, leaving a gash in the hillside about 20 feet by...

2008-07-26 15:00:28

By Frank Schultz, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jul. 26--JANESVILLE -- Charter Communications is postponing controversial plans to move its public-access channels into a digital service tier. Meanwhile, Sen. Judy Robson, D-Beloit, protested those plans on Friday in a complaint to the state's Bureau of Consumer Protection. Charter customers in Janesville recently received a brochure outlining the changes, which were to take effect Aug. 12. Charter spokesman Tim Vowell said the...

2008-07-25 15:01:01

By Kayla Bunge, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jul. 25--The construction of 22 miles of crude oil pipeline continues along the eastern edge of Rock County despite a pending lawsuit filed by some Clinton Township farmers unhappy with the prospect of the pipeline company condemning their land. "When they buy into a pipeline, they buy into trouble," said Jon Erik Kingstad, a Minneapolis attorney who represents Gordon and Barbara Weidner and Kenneth and Mimi Book of Harvard, Ill. They own...

2008-07-23 15:01:13

By Gina Duwe, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jul. 23--MAGNOLIA TOWNSHIP -- Planning for EcoEnergy's 100 megawatt wind project in Magnolia Township will continue despite the town board's approval of what the wind developer says is a "very prohibitive" ordinance and non-supportive town leadership. "We're certainly not giving up," project developer Curt Bjurlin said. But he said as a business looking to develop projects in towns that help developers, "Magnolia could have acted in a way that...

2008-07-22 15:01:05

By The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jul. 22--BURLINGTON -- A Walworth County woman will spend four months in prison after getting sentenced last week for felony neglect of a patient, according to a Wisconsin Department of Justice news release. Eileen K. Lee, 55, of 1851 Division St., East Troy, will be on probation for four years after her release from prison, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced in the news release. Lee, who was sentenced Friday in Racine County Court, also must...


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