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  • Doctors Issued DNR Order For Disabled Newborn Baby Without Telling His Parents

    03/08/2016 3:11:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies ^ | March 7, 2016 | Conor Beck
    baby named Simon Crosier lived only 88.5 days due to an unwanted Do Not Resuscitate order, but his short life is being honored by a new bill in Missouri called ďSimonís Law.Ē When Simon was born with the genetic disorder Trisomy 18, some doctors labeled him as ďincompatible with life.Ē Unsurprisingly, many mothers of children with the condition are encouraged to have abortions, but Simonís parents refused. Even though babies with the condition tend to live less than a year, Simonís mother Sheryl Crosier said she believes that their lives still should be fought for as hard and long as...
  • Rep. Joel Kleefisch fined for shooting two turkeys with one shot

    12/29/2015 3:45:51 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 83 replies
    Madison - Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) said he's been cited for killing two turkeys with one shot. Kleefisch said Monday he was hunting Sunday in Waukesha County when he killed the tom as well as a nearby jake with pellets from the same shot. He said he didn't mean to shoot the jake but called a warden because he lacked a tag for the second bird. He was told he would be cited since he was warned several years ago about being sure of his target when he dropped three geese with one shot. Kleefisch said the citation is in...
  • Hospital Trust Apologises Over ‚ÄėDo Not Resuscitate‚Äô Order For Man With Down‚Äôs Syndrome

    12/10/2015 10:22:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | December 8, 2015 | Yahoo News
    An NHS Trust has issued an apology after it was revealed a ‚Äėdo not resuscitate‚Äô was placed on a disabled man‚Äôs medical records - because he had Down‚Äôs syndrome. The Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) orders were placed on 51-year-old Andrew Waters‚Äô records without his family‚Äôs consent or knowledge. They only made the shocking discovery after he was discharged from the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, for the second time in 2011. The reasons for the DNACPR order were stated to be: ‚ÄúDown‚Äôs Syndrome, unable to swallow (PEG fed), bed bound, learning difficulties.‚ÄĚ It also...
  • Finance committee to consider Walker proposal to freeze stewardship land purchases

    05/29/2015 2:35:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | May 29, 2015
    MADISON, Wis. ó Wisconsin lawmakers are ready to vote on Gov. Scott Walker's plan to block the state Department of Natural Resources from purchasing any land through its stewardship program for at least the next 13 years. Walker's budget would place a moratorium on stewardship land acquisitions until the DNR's debt service on purchases already made drops to $1 for every $8 spent since the program began in 1989. The program won't reach that ration until 2028.
  • Moose Collaring Continues Despite Calf Deaths

    02/25/2015 7:00:30 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-23-15 | John Myers
    DULUTH, Minn. -- Minnesota wildlife researchers will keep trying to collar and study newborn moose calves in 2015 even though things haven't gone well during the first two years of the effort. Last May and June, researchers put GPS collars on 25 calves just hours after they were born. But 19 of them either were abandoned by their mothers and had to be rescued, or their collars fell off or stopped working, leaving only six calves to be studied. By August, those six had been eaten by predators, mostly wolves. "It's frustrating. But we need to persevere," said Glenn DelGiudice,...
  • Phoenix rose from ashes; Novorossiya will rise from Western sanctions

    02/15/2015 12:25:10 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies ^ | 10.02.2015 | Ben Tanosborn
    When we say Novorossiya we are not referring to that territory Russia annexed over two centuries ago from the Ottoman Empire; nor do we mean the less than one year old confederation proclaimed in East Ukraine by the Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic. What we have in mind is a new Russia: an emerging, much stronger nation, or federation, callused by the pain inflicted from the United States and its EU-NATO toy-dog through economic sanctions; a wiser Russia... a deflowered maiden which resulted from Gorbachev's well-meaning, but naÔve, dťtente-glasnost days of promise by America's deceiving Novus-Imperium. And the...
  • Maine mom fights state over no-resuscitation order

    09/05/2014 9:32:40 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 23 replies
    The Post-Bulletin [MN] ^ | September 5, 2014
    A teenage mother is fighting a do-not-resuscitate order imposed over her objections on her brain-damaged daughter, saying she should be responsible for medical decisions. Child welfare officials who intervened after the baby was severely injured say life-saving measures in the event she stops breathing would only prolong her suffering. The mother, Virginia Trask, originally agreed to the do-not-resuscitate order. At one point, the infant was removed from life support and placed in her arms to die, then opened her eyes and began breathing. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Maine and Christian Civic League of Maine are joining the Alliance Defending...
  • New York declares war on wild mute swans

    01/31/2014 10:19:17 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    IN Britain, wild swans may be prized for their beauty and protected by the Queen, but the US state of New York has declared war on them, branding them a violent menace. Draft proposals to kill or resettle the state's 2200 wild mute swans by 2025 may be supported by some conservationists but have sparked uproar among animal rights activists. Mute swans were brought to North America by European settlers to adorn their estates in the late 1800s but the authorities no longer consider them a beauty worthy of roaming free. The New York state department of environmental conservation says...
  • WI:DNR: More public access to private shooting ranges on way

    12/29/2013 8:56:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 12 December, 2013 | DNR
    MADISON ó More high-quality shooting opportunities for the public are on the way thanks to a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources cost-share grant program for public and private shooting ranges. The Shooting Range Grant Program is funded by the Wildlife Restoration Grant, also known as the Pittman-Robertson, which is fund supported by a 10 to 11 percent excise tax on firearms and ammunition. For the first time in several years, this money has been made available to increase public access to quality, safe shooting opportunities throughout the state and improving both public and private shooting ranges. The DNR is awarding...
  • DNR struggling to curb sex at Mazomanie nude beach

    12/02/2013 10:25:32 AM PST · by Sopater · 52 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Dec. 2, 2013 7:04 a.m. | Todd Richmond
    Wisconsin authorities thought they could curb libidos at the state's nude beach by closing it on weekdays, but citation data shows the move just shifted the hanky-panky to the weekends. The Department of Natural Resources issued 13 citations at the beach between June and early October this year. All were for sex, and 11 were issued on weekends. Those numbers are down from 2012 totals, but wardens said the problem is far more prevalent than the numbers suggest. All the citations were issued during just seven days of surveillance and some people seen having sex ran off before wardens could...
  • Why Did Bureaucrats Kill Giggles the Baby Deer? Because They Can

    08/05/2013 8:44:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | August 5, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The bad news is that governments do a lot of things they shouldnít do. The good news is that I never run out of material.Iíve even created some sub-categories, such as my U.S. vs U.K. government stupidity contest and my great-moments-in-local-government series.But I never thought I would have a special category about bureaucrats vs. Bambi.1. Bureaucrats in Virginia filed three misdemeanor charges against a man for the horrible crime of rescuing a deer that was hit by a car.2. Bureaucrats in Maryland fined two men $90 each for not having life jackets when they had the gall to rescue a...
  • Armed agents raid animal shelter for baby deer

    08/01/2013 2:07:02 PM PDT · by Blackirish · 59 replies
    WSN ABC ^ | 8/1/2013 | Colleen Henry
    KENOSHA, WI -- An animal shelter was swarmed with armed government agents after employees began caring for a baby deer. "It was like a SWAT team," shelter employee Ray Schulze said. Nine DNR agents and four sheriff's deputies performed a raid on the Society of St. Francis animal shelter. They had received two anonymous snitch calls to notify them that a baby deer was being cared for. The agents came prepared with aerial spy photographs of the animal shelter, perhaps taken with a drone, showing evidence that the baby deer had been walking in and out of the barn.
  • 78- year-old woman charged for killing bear accidentally

    07/24/2013 12:49:07 PM PDT · by Pfesser · 64 replies
    Pickens County Progress ^ | Thursday, July 25, 2013 | Angella Reinhardt
    Pickens... (a 76 year old)resident(with arthritis) Judy Gardner said the citation for the Georgia DNR issued her a citation for hunting out of season... that she had no intentions of killing the black bear she felt was threatening her safety.... "The bear" was chasing her cat and he crashed into the door.... I was scared to death....she grabbed her .22 rifle... and fired shots into the air...<>...the bear moved toward the north end of the porch...she shoot three more times at the ground<> (she returned later) and spotted it later...lying by the driveway."I thought I saw movement and purposefully shot...
  • Elderly Woman Dies in Retirement Home After Nurse Refuses CPR

    03/04/2013 2:24:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LN ^ | Steven Ertelt
    An elderly woman living at a retirement home in Bakersfield, California died after a nurse at the facility refused to administer CPR to save her. A new video has been released with portions of the 911 call during which dispatchers plead with the nurse to save the womanís life. During the call, the nurse said it was against the facilityís policy. ďIs there anybody there thatís willing to help this lady and not let her die?Ē the dispatcher asked. ďNot at this time,Ē the nurse said. The incident happened on Tuesday when 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless collapsed at Glenwood Gardens. The...
  • Forced Do Not Resuscitate Orders Coming to Texas?

    02/13/2013 8:25:19 PM PST · by penelopesire · 58 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/13/13 12:23 PM | Life News
    Forced Do Not Resuscitate Orders Coming to Texas? by Wesley J. Smith | Austin, TX | | 2/13/13 12:23 PM Good grief! The state with the worst futile care law in the nation now has legislation pending that would enable doctors to place DNR (do not resuscitate) orders on a patients chart without notice or permissionĖeven if the patient is competent! From the text of S.B. 303: Sec.A166.012. STATEMENT RELATING TO DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE ORDERS. (c) Before placing a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order in a patient ís medical record, the physician or the facility ís personnel shall make a reasonably diligent effort...
  • Doctor secretly denied 12-year-old trauma victim food and water

    08/20/2012 2:57:24 PM PDT · by AstralisLux · 69 replies
    Spero News ^ | 8/20/12 | Martin Barillas
    A doctor at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas denied a 12-year-old gun-shot victim food and water and slipped a "do not resuscitate" order in the patient's chart, without the parents' knowledge. In Texas, the doctors' actions are protected by law. Now the patient is facing a so-called death panel where the doctor and hospital will give the patient and patient's family ten days to find another healthcare facility or they will stop treating the patient. Read more at Spero News...
  • Wisconsin DNR wants public input on elk restoration

    08/02/2012 5:15:52 PM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Gazette Extra ^ | August 2, 2012
    MADISONóThe state Department of Natural Resources is looking for public feedback on efforts to re-establish elk in Wisconsin. The DNR estimates about 180 elk currently roam Ashland County. The animals descended from 25 elk captured in Michigan and released in the Clam Lake area in 1995. The DNR has proposed adding at least 200 more elk to the Clam Lake herd and introducing up to 75 elk to the Black River State Forest. The agency has set up an online survey asking people for their thoughts on elk restoration, including whether they are concerned elk might compete with other wildlife,...
  • So, today I was watching MSNBC...

    06/05/2012 6:22:52 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 23 replies
    vanity | 06/05/12 | Winston's Julia
    I know... but I wanted to see what they were saying about the Wisconsin election. I just happened to catch a segment where Joe Klein was being interviewed and he was talking about the importance of "Do Not Resuscitate" orders.
  • DNR to Kill Hogs and Small Family Farm Incomes

    03/29/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sherry Tomfeld
    The ISO to be imposed on April 1 considers all but eight breeds of hogs to be feral. Those eight breeds are used in confinement buildings. That means the DNR can drive onto farms and homesteads that raise other breeds of swine and kill them on the spot.
  • Great Lakes wolves lose federal protection

    12/22/2011 12:21:05 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-21-11 | Lee Bergquist
    A resurgent population has prompted authorities to lift federal protections for the gray wolf in Wisconsin and other parts of the Upper Midwest. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday that it was removing Endangered Species Act protections for the wolf in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and portions of adjoining states. After the announcement, Gov. Scott Walker ordered the state Department of Natural Resources to implement a state wolf management plan, which is designed to protect animals while also being able to control a growing population. Wolves - which can travel up to 30 miles a day - have soared...
  • Elderly patients condemned to early death by secret use of do not resuscitate orders

    10/15/2011 8:08:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Oct. 16, 2011 | Laura Donnelly and Alastair Jamieson
    Elderly patients are being condemned to an early death by hospitals making secret use of "do not resuscitate" orders, an investigation has found. The orders Ė which record an advance decision that a patient's life should not be saved if their heart stops Ė are routinely being applied without the knowledge of the patient or their relatives. On one ward, one-third of DNR orders were issued without consultation with the patient or their family, according to the NHS's own records. At another hospital, junior doctors freely admitted that the forms were filled out by medical teams without the involvement of...
  • Right-to-die grandmother has 'do not resuscitate' TATTOO on her chest (UK)

    09/08/2011 5:29:45 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 28 replies ^ | 8th September 2011
    FULL TITLE: Right-to-die grandmother has 'do not resuscitate' TATTOO on her chest (and PTO inked on her back!) A grandmother who wants doctors to let her die if she falls ill has had 'Do Not Resuscitate' tattooed across her chest - and 'PTO' on her back. Joy Tomkins, 81, decided she did not want to be brought back to life in a medical emergency following the slow death of her husband Malcolm. The mum-of-two, who is not terminally ill, visited a tattoo parlour in January this year and paid £5 to have 'Do Not Resuscitate' written across her chest to...
  • Wisconsin DNR Supports Removing Gray Wolf From Federal Endangered Species

    08/17/2011 1:47:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 16 August, 2011 | DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp
    MADISON, WI --( The Department of Natural Resources firmly supports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in delisting the wolf in the upper Great Lakes states. Wisconsin has exceeded its delisting goal eight times over and must have flexibility to manage problem wolves if any support for wolves by the public is to continue. While the department is committed to long-term conservation of wolves in Wisconsin, it is critical that we be allowed to manage wildlife populations within our borders. Wisconsin has approximately 800 wolves; this is the most wolves ever counted in the state. Wolf numbers far exceed the...
  • Inmate Sues Prison Because Guards Performed CPR to Revive Him

    07/19/2011 12:33:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ABA Journal ^ | Jul 18, 2011 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    A Colorado inmate has filed a lawsuit because prison guards revived him in contravention of his do-not-resuscitate orders. Daniel Self claims he was wrongfully convicted in the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend, and his life sentence is worse than death, the Denver Post reports. ďDeath would be welcome relief," he tells the newspaper.
  • Tomato theft ties suspect to DNR break-in

    01/20/2011 11:36:06 AM PST · by FromLori · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1/20/2011 | Mara H. Gottfried
    A stolen tomato appears to have led police to a suspect in last week's theft from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Timothy Keith Heidenreich, 39, made a call from the Washington County Jail, according to search warrants filed Wednesday, and asked a friend for help moving items allegedly stolen from the DNR office in St. Paul. Heidenreich was in jail for stealing a tomato from a lunchroom. A Washington County sheriff's sergeant told St. Paul police about the call Jan. 10. When an officer listened to recordings, he heard Heidenreich tell "Terry," "It's really good stuff and worth a...
  • Wisconsin DNR Has Clearly Lost Its Mind

    05/20/2010 5:27:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 469+ views
    West Virginia Outdoors ^ | 5-20-10 | Chris Lawrence
    My dad used to tell me, "Chris you're often judged by the company you keep." Now Dad's words were true, but also had a mission to hopefully keep me away from derelicts who'd lead me astray down paths of destruction later in life. Somehow, those were the first words I'd hear ringing in my head when I inevitably ran into undesirables during my various encounters of youth. They were also the first words I heard ringing in my head when I read this line. "Wisconsin DNR partnered with the Humane Society of the United States (yes, that HSUS) to save...
  • Assembly fails to override Doyle's veto on DNR secretary (WI)

    02/28/2010 10:51:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 253+ views ^ | 23 February, 2010 | Spicuzza
    An Assembly attempt to override Gov. Jim Doyle's veto of a bill that would strip the governor's power to appoint Department of Natural Resources secretaries failed by six votes Tuesday. The bill's chief Assembly sponsor, Rep. Spencer Black, D-Madison, criticized those who opposed the override, saying they were acting based on political convenience and pressure from special interest groups. "I've heard excuse after excuse," Black told lawmakers. Democrats have long sought to strip the governor's power to appoint DNR secretaries after Tommy Thompson made the position a Cabinet post in 1995. In November, the governor vetoed AB 138, which would...
  • Patient dies in hospital after 'do not resuscitate' form is mistakenly put in his files (UK)

    02/06/2010 4:09:03 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 62 replies · 1,527+ views ^ | 06th February 2010 | Jo Macfarlane
    A patient who suffered a heart attack on a hospital ward died because clerical staff had mistakenly inserted a ĎDo Not Attempt Resuscitationí form into his medical notes. Peter Clarke was not treated by doctors after going into cardiac arrest as a nurse had spotted the form in his files and, even though it was blank and had not been filled in, told other ward staff he should not be revived. The blunder emerged at an inquest into the incident at Derby Hospitals NHS Trust, where bosses revealed staff had been Ďroutinelyí placing the forms alongside medical records before they...
  • Hard Choice for a Comfortable Death: Sedation

    12/29/2009 9:35:32 PM PST · by malkee · 94 replies · 2,700+ views
    NYT ^ | Dec. 26 2009 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    In some of the rooms in the hospice unit at Franklin Hospital, in Valley Stream on Long Island, the patients were sleeping because their organs were shutting down, the natural process of death by disease. But at least one patient had been rendered unconscious by strong drugs. The patient, Leo Oltzik, an 88-year-old man with dementia, congestive heart failure and kidney problems, was brought from home by his wife and son, who were distressed to see him agitated, jumping out of bed and ripping off his clothes. Now he was sleeping soundly with his mouth wide open. ďObviously, heís much...
  • (MI) Deer-Feeding Ban Hits Carrot, Beet, Apple Growers

    10/06/2008 4:48:31 PM PDT · by Kieri · 27 replies · 1,416+ views
    Capitol News Service/mLive ^ | 10/06/08 | Diane Ivey
    LANSING - VanSingel Farms harvests 50,000 pounds of carrots per day. But those carrots aren't making it into soups, salads or carrot cakes. Instead, they're strewn across 40 acres of land waiting to rot. "We don't know how to get rid of them," said Steve De Fouw, who sells produce for VanSingel, a 1,500-acre operation in Grant. Though the farm grows carrots for soup, its contract ran out in October, and it's now left with excess stock and nowhere to sell it, De Fouw said. Michigan's apple, carrot and sugar beet crops may be heading to new destinations this year...
  • DNR is dealt a setback to its mission of conservation

    07/08/2008 4:18:18 PM PDT · by Minn · 69+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/4/2008 | Dennis Anderson
    DNR is dealt a setback to its mission of conservation The agency must use E85 in its vehicles. And, as the ethanol boom grows, grasslands are lost to corn. Before buying vehicles doesn't the private citizen weigh the pros and cons of the purchase? So why is it so unreasonable for the state to Ö read more do so? Of course this is the same agency that is going to destroy the current largest fishing lake in Wright County on belief you can't have ducks and fish in the same body of water. This is just one more reason for...
  • Illegal Immigration

    05/03/2008 7:24:04 AM PDT · by campg · 63 replies · 299+ views
    Saturday, May 3, 2008 6:38 AM CDT Postville men arrested, charged with 27 fishing violations WEST UNION (AP) --- Three men have been arrested and charged with 27 fishing violations after using beer cans to catch trout from a northeastern Iowa creek. Authorities say an off-duty Fayette County deputy noticed suspicious fishing activity at Glovers Creek trout stream earlier this week. He called the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. DNR officials accuse the three men of illegally tying fishing lines to empty beer cans, then dragging the cans with the catch to shore. Authorities seized the trout, illegal fishing lines,...
  • Some Hospital's 'Do Not Resuscitate' Wristbands Look Like Lance Armstrong 'Livestrong' Bracelets

    01/02/2008 10:04:40 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 28 replies · 166+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Jan. 2, 2008 | No Attribution
    Methods to identify a patient with a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order are incredibly varied across hospitals, ranging from written documentation practices to the use of color-coded wristbands. According to a new study in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, a national effort to standardize color-coded wristbands, likely around a few specific indications (e.g., DNR status, allergy, fall risk, etc.), would remove current practice variations and the associated potential for errors. There are currently no standards of color choice for hospitals using color-coded wristbands, and each hospital has a different set of colors for different indications. This lack of standardization creates...
  • Schools ponder role as child nears death

    12/10/2007 10:11:05 AM PST · by Sopater · 388 replies · 149+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 9, 2007 | Jeff Long
    As the school bus rolled to a stop outside her Lake County home, Beth Jones adjusted the bright yellow document protruding from the pouch of her daughter's wheelchair, making sure it was clearly visible. In bold letters it warned, "Do Not Resuscitate." The DNR order goes everywhere with Katie, including her 2nd-grade classroom at Laremont School in Gages Lake. The school is part of the Special Education District of Lake County, where an emotional two-year discussion ended this summer when officials agreed to honor such directives. Now, district officials find themselves in the unusual position of having planned the steps...
  • A troubling abundance of care, Despite efforts, state's sick don't live longer

    12/03/2007 8:01:11 PM PST · by Coleus · 21 replies · 105+ views
    star ledger ^ | December 02, 2007 | CAROL ANN CAMPBELL
    During the last two months of life, Dorothy Glas endured so many blood tests her thin arms turned black and blue. The 85-year-old woman submitted to probes of her abdomen. Radiologists scanned her brain, kidneys, thyroid and heart. A psychiatrist screened her for depression. "My mother told him, 'Of course I'm depressed! I'm dying. How can you be happy?'" said her daughter, Meredith Snedeker of Hamilton Square. Glas withered to 80 pounds from an intestinal infection and, after a fall, entered the hospital in July for the final time, complaining of dizziness and a cut foot. The medicine revved up...
  • Hunter's Internet bragging leads to fines for bagging illegal deer

    02/09/2007 7:34:13 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 13 replies · 550+ views
    The Daily Athenaeum ^ | 2/9/07 | AP
    FARMINGTON (AP) --A hunter and his father are paying the price for violating hunting laws and boasting about it on an Internet message board, the state Division of Natural Resources said Thursday. Robert Daniel ''Murphy'' Kane II, 26, and his father were fined after the DNR was tipped off Jan. 23 to the posting, which included photos, on an outdoors-related message board. In the posting, Kane bragged of killing two bucks on the first day of the 2006 buck season, said Sgt. Roy Cool of the DNR's Law Enforcement Section District 1 office in Farmington. The legal limit is one...
  • Air America Gets Another Week for Sale

    11/20/2006 7:20:07 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 58 replies · 1,699+ views
    MSN Money Central ^ | 20 Nov, 2006 | AP
    America Radio, the liberal news and talk radio network headlined by the comedian Al Franken, has another week to find a buyer. A lawyer for the network, Tracy Klestadt, told a bankruptcy hearing Monday that the company was in "advanced negotiations with a few parties" about a sale, and expected to have more definitive news on a deal in a week. Under its financing agreement, the network had faced a deadline of this Wednesday to have a deal in place for a buyer, but Klestadt said the network's lender had informally agreed to extend the deadline by about a week....
  • [WI] Democratic Senate Could Make Life Easier for DNR

    11/19/2006 11:09:42 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 6 replies · 907+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | November 19, 2006 | Todd Richmond
    MADISON, WI (AP) -- Bag a doe before a buck? Heaven forbid. Stop feeding deer in the backyard? No way. Delay a construction project because an endangered snake might slink by? Ridiculous. Over the last four years, the Republican-controlled Legislature has butted heads with the state Department of Natural Resources on everything from deer hunting to snakes - scaling back the agency's regulations and lambasting its officials as heavy-handed. That all could change come January. Democrats wrestled back control of the state Senate in this month's election. The GOP still controls the state Assembly, but the DNR, controlled by Democratic...
  • Policeman stunned by citation. (Wisconsin DNR keeping us safe from Turkey feeders)

    02/10/2006 10:38:47 AM PST · by UB355 · 51 replies · 1,598+ views
    Ozaukee Oress (Wisconsin) ^ | 2/10/2006 | BILL SCHANEN IV
    By BILL SCHANEN IV Ozaukee Press staff Posted 2-9-06 John Stroik insists he didnít know what he was doing was illegal, but that hasnít deterred the Department of Natural Resources. Stroik was busted after a DNR investigation that started in November with an anonymous complaint. Unbeknownst to Stroik, wardens searched his property, taking photographs for evidence. They mapped Stroikís land and devised a strategy in case the suspect made a run for it. Then they moved in on Stroik only to find him waiting for them and ready to confess. His crime? Feeding wildlife ó turkeys, to be exact, Stroik...
  • DNR reduces limit on ducks from six to four (Minnesota)

    08/07/2005 1:04:58 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 661+ views
    star ^ | 8 6 05 | Dennis Anderson,
    Minnesota waterfowlers will be allowed two fewer ducks in the bag this fall than last, and the limit on hen mallards during a 60-day season has been cut from two to one, the Department of Natural Resources said last week. The reduction from last year's six-duck daily bag limit was due in part to a drop last year in the Mississippi Flyway duck harvest of about 1 million birds from 2003. Minnesota's 2004 harvest declined 23 percent. Additionally, Minnesota's breeding duck population this spring was the lowest since the drought years of the 1980s. Mallards, down 37 percent from 2004,...
  • Wis. Seeks More Hmong Hunting Instructors

    01/17/2005 10:18:11 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 14 replies · 617+ views
    ESPN OUTDOORS ^ | Jan. 11, 2005 | Robert Imrie
    Tuesday, January 11, 2005 Wis. seeks more Hmong hunting instructors ------------------------------------------------------------------------ By Robert Imrie Associated Press ó Jan. 11, 2005 WAUSAU, Wis. ó A Hmong liaison officer for Wisconsin hopes to find another 20 volunteers from Hmong communities statewide to teach hunter education classes to aspiring new hunters. Kou Xiong of the state Department of Natural Resources says he is one of only three Hmong certified to teach the classes out of about 4,900 volunteer teachers, most of them white men. "We just cannot find anyone," Xiong said. "The Hmong kids just feel that if they have a Hmong instructor,...
  • Ski Sprites' Future May Be in Trouble / Ski Sprites May Stay at Half Moon Lake (environmental ping)

    01/11/2005 6:27:24 PM PST · by quietolong · 249+ views
    WEAU TV 13 ^ | January 10, 2005 | Chris Duffy
    Ski Sprites' Future May Be in Trouble Tuesday, the Eau Claire City Council will debate whether the Ski Sprites water ski team can keep their shows at Half Moon Lake for one more summer. If it doesn't pass, the Ski Sprites won't have a home, because late Monday afternoon, the D.N.R notified the city it will not get a permit to move the Ski Sprites to Dells pond at Mount Simon Park. The Sprites had wanted to move to Dells Pond because Half Moon Lake is about to undergo two years of tests to determine the best way to preserve...
  • Sewage spills after storm defy cleanup; officials look for ways to avoid repeats

    05/13/2004 10:40:34 AM PDT · by Darkshadow · 10 replies · 208+ views
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | May 12, 2004 | MARIE ROHDE
    Sewage spills after storm defy cleanup; officials look for ways to avoid repeats By MARIE Posted: May 12, 2004 Whitefish Bay - Lynne Belcher was strolling along the beach at Big Bay Park Wednesday morning when she spotted a huge slick of what she described as a field of feces, just 20 feet from the shoreline. Recent Coverage 5/11/04: Sewers overflow to waterways A small crowd had joined her on the beach, she said, and all had the same thought: "I knew right away it was that stuff that was dumped up in Bayside," Belcher said, referring to the...
  • State researchers tracking disease threatening deer (Chronic Wasting Disease)

    10/06/2003 3:13:17 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 20 replies · 312+ views
    Lansing State Journal ^ | 10-6-03 | Susan Vela
    State researchers tracking disease threatening deer Task force is developing defense plan to keep chronic wasting disease at bay By Susan Vela Lansing State Journal As another deer-hunting season generates millions for the state's economy, Michigan is scrambling to keep chronic wasting disease from entering its borders. A state task force is on the cusp of releasing recommendations designed to wall out the fatal brain illness, which has damaged Wisconsin's hunting industry since deer started dying there two years ago. Michigan hunters have been banned from hauling whole carcasses across state lines, a strategy officials say is necessary since no...
  • ĎWe the Peopleí is quickly becoming a farce (Damn Near Russia alert)

    10/02/2003 9:54:17 PM PDT · by jpconservative · 9 replies · 488+ views
    The Lakeland Times Online ^ | 9-25-2003 | Gregg Walker
    If you havenít followed the John Lynch story in our past issues, you have truly missed a real tragedy. To summarize, Mr. Lynch bought a lake property on which the previous owner had already secured a building permit. What could be safer? Unfortunately, there were some things the previous owner didnít tell Mr. Lynch, the most important of which would be the extreme difficulty Mr. Lynch would have if he ever had to build a driveway to the house, since it would have to cross a wetland. The previous owner accessed the building site from a neighborís road. Things went...
  • When to End Life Support Not Set in Stone

    09/18/2003 12:19:59 AM PDT · by MarMema · 25 replies · 909+ views
    HealthCentral ^ | 9/17/03 | Adam Marcus
    A study finds a "patient-centered" movement is taking hold in intensive care units. Age and the extent of organ damage used to be the two most important criteria in determining who in an intensive care unit would be kept on life support and who would not. But a new Canadian study says decisions to take critically ill patients off life support now have less to do with these conventional measures and more often reflect a doctor's subjective opinion about the patient's chances of surviving. That, in turn, suggests a doctor's views and personal biases about the quality of life often...

    08/03/2003 6:25:32 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 41 replies · 374+ views
    The New Vision (Kampala, Uganda) ^ | August 4th, 2003 | Alfred Wasike
    DOCTORS have finally given ailing former President Idi Amin the status of ďdo not resuscitateĒ. This is the first time that Aminís hitherto tight-lipped doctors have come out explicitly about his failing health. Medical sources at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, a top Saudi medical centre in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, told Reuters and Sky News yesterday that ďshould he encounter further life threatening problems, resuscitation will not be attempted.Ē Amin, in his late 70s and liable for the murders of tens of thousands of Ugandans in the 1970s, has now been declared by doctors at the posh...
  • Dream turns soggy for couple

    06/24/2003 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Darkshadow · 11 replies · 320+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 24, 2003 | DAN BENSON
    Dream turns soggy for couple They fear losing house that DNR says was built on wetlands By DAN Last Updated: June 23, 2003 Town of Cedarburg - Jim and Connie Helnore thought they did everything right in pursuit of their dream of building a home for themselves and one for their daughter and grandchildren. Wetlands Dispute Photo/Laura El-Tantawy "It's terrible," said Connie Helnore, with her husband, Jim, of the Town of Cedarburg. They say they bought the land after being told they could build there; the DNR says the site has long been labeled wetlands. Quotable I'd like to...
  • Coyote population worries Grosse Ile

    05/14/2003 9:32:21 AM PDT · by Moleman · 77 replies · 871+ views
    GROSSE ILE -- The growing population of coyotes in southern Michigan worries Grosse Ile residents, but local officials are trying to reassure them that the canines don't pose an overall problem. Township Police Chief Bill Barron said about 20-25 coyotes roam the island, adding that is a high number. There have not been any attacks on humans, and the police department has no plans to set traps or shoot the coyotes. But the coyotes' presence is still unsettling to some residents. Last fall, a coyote killed Andrea Marshall's dog, Oscar. The 16-pound Yorkie was on a rope on the deck...
  • Tuned in to walleyes (FISH Alert)

    10/11/2002 1:57:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 247+ views
    Echo Press ^ | 10/09/02 | Joe Albert
    Tuned in to walleyes By Joe Albert, Staff Reporter Wednesday, 10/09/02 ††Echo Press photo by Joe Albert Jerry Wendlandt (top) inserted radio transmitters into the bellies of six walleyes on Lake Osakis on Monday. The transmitters will allow the Department of Natural Resources to track the fish and find out where they spawn. The Lake Osakis Lake Association will use that information to help improve future projects. Standing on the shores of Lake Osakis on Monday, Jerry Wendlandt stitched up 6-pound walleyes with surgeon-like skill.Wendlandt, a natural resources specialist for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) division of fish and...