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  • WI: Defensive Display in Racine

    08/01/2016 5:19:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 july, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A neighbor from Wisconsin had a DGU in Racine.  His family and mine were only a half mile apart in rural Wisconsin while he was growing up. That is a close neighbor in the area.  I spoke to him over the phone about the incident.  He disires anonymity. On Thursday, July 14th, after getting off of work at 4 p.m., he drove his mother in law to a local Shopko to pick up a prescription.  His son came along to do a little shopping.  My former neighbor was driving a Ford crew-cab F150.  He dropped off his mother in...
  • Scott Walker's GOP rips apart local democracy

    05/24/2015 5:33:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Madison Capital Times, Your Progressive Voice ^ | May 24, 2015 | John Nicholas, Associate Editor
    Scott Walker and his legislative minions have no respect for local democracy. One of Walker’s early acts as governor was to sign a law that pre-empted Milwaukee’s paid sick days ordinance — which voters had approved by 69 to 31 percent and which the state Court of Appeals had upheld. Dana Schultz of 9to5, the National Association of Working Women, described the state override of the Milwaukee law as “an assault on democracy, local control and working families." The assaults have continued, with Walker and his allies moving again and again to prevent Wisconsin’s towns, villages and cities from acting...
  • Dog Shot Dead by SWAT Team During Alleged Dispute Over Neighborhood Dog Waste (Racine, WI)

    11/03/2014 8:01:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 3, 2014 | NINA GOLGOWSKI
    Dog shot dead by SWAT team during alleged dispute over neighborhood dog waste • A small dog was filmed being shot by advancing police officers in Racine, Wisc. on Saturday after police were called about violent threats made by the dog's owner, said a neighbor. Police Chief Art Howell said the owner threatened to kill the officers with an armor-piercing crossbow before setting his dog loose. A SWAT team sent to handle an alleged neighborhood dispute over dog waste ended up killing the dog, and igniting a firestorm of criticism against the local police force. In dramatic video capturing the...
  • WI:Suspect in home invasion was acquitted this spring for the drive-by killing of a 12-year-old boy

    10/15/2013 12:07:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 9 October, 2013 | Lindsay Bullock
    RACINE – The suspect in a Tuesday morning home invasion is the same man acquitted this spring in the gang-related killing of a 12-year-old boy, Racine police said Wednesday. Tarence A. Banks, 33, of Racine, allegedly attempted an armed invasion of a home in the 3200 block of 17th Street around 1:56 a.m. Tuesday. A man in the home shot Banks, seriously injuring him, according to police. Banks was taken to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital, 3801 Spring St., and later to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said. An update on his condition was not available...
  • Have You Heard About ‘Spigot Cities’ That May Pump Votes to Obama?

    11/01/2012 6:44:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/1/12 | Liz Klimas
    Editor’s Note: This article is based on “The Machine,” a documentary on that aired on TheBlaze TV Nov. 1 as the first of an occasional news magazine series called “For The Record.” An encore broadcast is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 8 at 8pm ET.President Barack Obama’s campaign team could have more control over the outcome of the 2012 election than you think, according to a report by TheBlaze documentary team that reveals the potential for highly targeted voter fraud in key cities that could determine who gets the electoral votes from many swing states.The potential fraud would be focused on...
  • Jupiter Has Taken a Massive Meteor Hit (So Earth Didn’t Have To)

    09/12/2012 2:41:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 9/12/12 | Jamie Condliffe
    On Monday, Jupiter took a massive hit from a meteor, which was spotted by amateur astronomers based in the US—and if previous evidence is anything to go by, it could have saved Earth from a massive collision in the process. Dan Peterson of Racine, Wisconsin, was gazing at Jupiter on Monday when he saw a bright, white flash on the surface of the planet. When he posted his observation online, another astrophotographer, George Hall, discovered he'd unknowingly captured the massive explosion on video. Turns out it was probably a meteor striking the surface of the planet—and you can watch the...
  • Racine Mayor Wanted To Ban Poll Observers In Recall

    08/09/2012 1:14:10 PM PDT · by bigbob · 9 replies
    Mediatrackers ^ | Aug 9 2012 | Brian Sikma
    Before the June 5 recall election, and even before the May 8 recall election primary, Racine Mayor John Dickert was scheming for ways to prevent election observers from being present for elections in Racine, e-mails from the Mayor’s office reveal. Dickert insisted in an e-mail to City Clerk Janice Johnson-Martin dated April 25 that the Clerk’s office needed to try and find a way to prevent poll watchers from observing elections. Alleging that the observers only “intimidate people,” Dickert wrote, “The way I look at, if u [sic] are not there vote – leave.” Poll watchers are individuals who, under...
  • Gunman opens fire at Sikh temple in Wisconsin; 7 dead

    08/05/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 102 replies
    NBCNews ^ | August 5, 2012
    By NBC News and wire services Updated at 2:57 p.m. ET: A gunman opened fire Sunday morning at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee, killing at least six people and wounding a police officer before being shot to death, police said. Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt, acting as public information officer at the scene, said the shooting was reported at 10:25 a.m. at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, south of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan. The shooting happened shortly before Sunday services were to begin. Follow @NBCNewsUS A police officer who is a 20-year law enforcement veteran responded...
  • Sikh Temple shooting being treated as domestic terrorism, Oak Creek police say

    08/05/2012 3:29:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 82 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | August 5, 2012 | Staff Writers
    The shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek about 10:15 a.m. Sunday that left at least seven people dead, including the shooter, and three people injured is being treated as a domestic terrorist incident, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said. Oak Creek police officers who responded to a 911 call about the shooting were helping a victim when the shooter ambushed one of the officers, shooting the officer multiple times. A second Oak Creek officer returned fire, killing the shooter, Edwards said. The wounded officer, described as at least a 20-year veteran of the department, was in surgery...
  • Milwaukee Freepers - The Sikhs can't get back into their temple to pray.

    08/05/2012 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 16 replies
    vanity | 08/05/12 | winston's julia
    At the press conference a Sikh woman asked when they could get back into their temple to pray. She was told that it would be awhile because it is a crime scene. I don't know any Milwaukee Freepers and I don't know the specific rules of Sikhs r.e. where they can pray.
  • At least four shot at Sikh Temple, SWAT team helps people out (Oak Creek WI)

    08/05/2012 9:50:55 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 654 replies
    Milkwaukee Wisconsin JS Online ^ | August 5, 2012 | Mike Johnson
    <p>At least four people were shot just after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, and a police SWAT team entered the building before noon and brought uninjured people out of the building at 7512 S. Howell Ave.</p>
  • Racine DA finds no voter fraud evidence [Wisconsin]

    07/14/2012 7:26:46 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/14/2012 | Don Behm
    Racine County District Attorney W. Richard Chiapete said Saturday there is no evidence that crimes were committed at city of Racine polling places in the June 5 recall election. The Racine County Sheriff's Department investigated four separate complaints of voting fraud at city polling places on June 5, but information received in the complaints did not support a criminal prosecution, Chiapete said in a statement. "Some of the information that was provided was anecdotal, as opposed to firsthand eyewitness accounts," the statement says. "Much of what was reported as fraud was more appropriately categorized as rule violations that are under...
  • Republicans call Racine recall election 'utter mockery' in letter to GAB [Wisconsin]

    07/12/2012 11:45:28 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    Racine Journal Times ^ | 7/11/2012 | BRIDGET THORESON
    RACINE — Calling the local recall election “an utter mockery,” several prominent Assembly Republicans Wednesday called on the Government Accountability Board to resolve election issues before November. A letter signed by State Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald and Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair Robin Vos, among others, points to several reported problems in the recall for the 21st state Senate District. The issues include tampered-with ballot bags, unsigned poll books and a disregard for same-day registration requirements, they wrote. “It is an utter mockery of our system and clerks are simply not complying with the law,” the letter states. Vos, R-Rochester, said...
  • Clouds Gather Over City of Racine Election Procedures, Pollworkers

    06/25/2012 8:48:24 PM PDT · by bigbob · 20 replies
    The MacIver Institute ^ | 6-25-12 | MacIver News Service
    A Wisconsin Government Accountability Board official admits that poll workers in Racine did not follow the law when they allowed voters who registered on election day to obtain and cast ballots without signing the supplemental poll list. "What is supposed to happen is that, they're not supposed to get a ballot," Michael Haas, Staff Counsel with the GAB said Monday afternoon. "The election official should not have given the person a ballot" That statement reinforced the one Haas gave the MacIver News Service earlier in the day when we reported on the errors. However, that same official now asserts that...
  • Thousands of Racine Voters May Have Been Able to Cast a Recall Ballot by Mistake [WI recall]

    06/25/2012 2:17:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 25 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | June 25, 2012 3:24pm | MacIver News Service
    [Racine, Wisc...] Thousands of voters who registered at the polls on recall election day in the City of Racine may not have signed the supplemental poll list as required by law, the MacIver News Service has learned. Individuals who register as new voters or change their voter registration on election day do not appear on the pre-printed voter rolls maintained by election workers. Those same-day registrants are added to a supplemental poll list, maintained at each polling location across Wisconsin. A space is provided on the Supplemental Poll List for new registrants to sign by their hand-written entry, and by...
  • Wisconsin GOP lawmaker asks for recount in recall race

    06/15/2012 10:09:40 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2012 | unattributed
    Wisconsin state GOP. Sen. Van Wanggaard asked elections officials Friday for a recount in his recall race, the outcome of which will decide the majority party in the state Senate. An official canvass this week showed the Racine Republican trailing his Democratic challenger by 834 votes, or 1.2 percent. Democrats had called on Wanggaard to concede, saying a recount would only delay their inevitable and waste taxpayer money. But Wanggaard's campaign said it was concerned about possible reports of voting irregularities, and said it wanted to ensure the outcome was accurate. Given how many votes were cast in the election...
  • Curious Election Documents Found in Dumpster in Racine, Sheriff's Department Investigating [WI]

    06/14/2012 10:01:28 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 39 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | June 14, 2012 10:24 AM | unattributed
    [Racine, Wisc...] A Racine County Sheriff's Department official confirmed to the MacIver News Service that it is investigating the discovery of discarded election-related documents in the city of Racine. At issue are election registration forms and partisan political literature found in a dumpster behind the Cesar Chavez Community Center in the City of Racine. Upon hearing the allegations, the MacIver News Service contacted the Racine County Sheriff's department to confirm that they were looking into the matter. Captain Thomas Lamke from the Racine County Sheriff's Office responded to our inquiry and confirmed an investigation was ongoing. The department provided no...
  • Democrats appear to take Senate with narrow Lehman win (Wisconsin State Senate)

    06/06/2012 4:15:57 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 26 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 6/6/12 | Lee Bergquist
    Democrats appeared to have assumed control of the state Senate with results posted early Wednesday showing former Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine) defeating incumbent Van Wanggaard in a tight race. Republicans held on to three other state Senate seats in Tuesday's recall voting. Democratic challengers lost recalls bids against Sens. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) and Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls.). Rep. Jerry Petrowski (R-Stettin) was elected to fill the vacancy left by Sen. Pam Galloway (R-Wausau), who resigned earlier this year after opponents gathered enough signatures to initiate a recall election. All eyes Wednesday will be on the 21st District. Results posted early...
  • Underage students signed recall petitions (WI)

    02/14/2012 3:37:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Sources close to the Senator Wanggaard Campaign are stating that 130 high school students have signed the recall petitions calling for a recall election. There are 80 confirmed signatures of students who are not old enough to vote. They were verifying additional signatures for eligibility. The group states that they are filing an addendum to the challenge for the recall signatures. It is not confirmed if these students also signed other recall papers for the Governor. More on this story as it develops.
  • Jim Becker Named 12th Member Of Packers Fan Hall Of Fame

    01/15/2012 1:42:49 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Jim Becker of Racine, Wis., was named the 12th member of the Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame at Packers Fan Fest Friday at the Lambeau Field Atrium. Becker, a long-time season-ticket holder who has attended games every year from 1952 through 2008, saw his first game in 1941 when he was 11-years-old. He was selected by fans from 10 finalists during a voting period that ran from Dec. 27, 2009, through Jan. 31, 2010. More than 40,000 votes were cast from throughout the United States and countries around the world. A long-time and devoted fan, Becker’s allegiance to...
  • Wis. Alderman Accused Of Choking Pregnant Worker

    10/02/2011 1:12:12 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2011 2:24 PM | The Associated Press
    RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Racine alderman is jailed on allegations he choked and hit a pregnant employee at the bar he owns. The Racine County sheriff’s office says 59-year-old Keith Fair was arrested early Sunday at his bar, Place on 6th. He was being held in lieu of $10,650 bond on suspicion of strangulation or suffocation, false imprisonment, battery and disorderly conduct. He’s accused of assaulting
  • Homeowner Overcharged On Property Taxes For Two Decades. How Much Should City Repay?

    07/30/2011 9:28:40 AM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 34 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | July 18, 2011 | Chris Morran
    An 84-year-old widow recently found out she's been paying too much property tax on her home for more than two decades because of an error by the original assessor. But the city has only offered to pay her back for one year of the overcharge. The small, one-story Racine, WI, home has a pair of windows that look out from the attic. And when the original tax assessor came by to look at the property in 1987, he didn't go inside and assumed that the attic was actually another bedroom, which meant another 500 square feet. It wasn't until 2008,...
  • Racine firefighter quits union over 9-11 flap

    07/13/2011 2:46:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 7-13-11 | Daniel Bice
    The public controversy over Racine's 9-11 float might be over, but the fallout within the Racine Fire Department is not. Firefighter Aaron Rodriguez, who writes a conservative blog, told No Quarter this week that he has resigned from the Racine firefighters union, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 321, over its handling of a Fourth of July parade float honoring firefighters and cops killed on Sept. 11, 2001. The executive committee of the board voted not to support the float in the Racine parade because it was sponsored by an Oak Creek firefighter who recently quit the union. "That was...
  • Both sides want Obama, during Racine visit, to explain Chrysler moving jobs from Kenosha to Mexico

    06/29/2010 6:05:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    Racine Post ^ | June 29, 2010
    June 29, 2010 Both sides want Obama, during Racine visit, to explain Chrysler moving jobs from Kenosha to Mexico President Barack Obama will be greeted in Racine Wednesday by some tough questions over his administration's decision to ax jobs in Kenosha. The president-backed bailout of Chrysler last year allowed the car manufacturer to shutter its Kenosha plant and move the jobs to Mexico. That has liberals and conservatives asking questions about Obama's commitment to jobs in southeastern Wisconsin. The liberal Capitol Times in Madison said Obama should address the Chrysler decision during his visit to Racine. They write: We do...
  • About 3,000 attend Tea Party event in Caledonia

    01/16/2010 7:35:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 9 replies · 579+ views ^ | January 16, 2010 | MICHAEL BURKE
    CALEDONIA - Education isn't just for your children - it's for you too, Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher told a frozen but enthusiastic crowd Saturday. The setting for the latest Tea Party - this one dubbed the Tea Party Bonfire - was Wendell Anderson's farm on Highway H. Despite cold, damp winter weather, organizers reported from the stage that they'd counted more than 3,000 heads. The event jammed Highway H for about a mile in each direction; other participants were shuttled to and from the event on yellow school buses from Caledonia-Mount Pleasant Park. People were still arriving at 3:55...
  • Forty-One Defendants Federally Indicted in Racine Gang Case

    10/22/2009 3:12:08 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 706+ views ^ | October 22, 2009 | n/a
    October 22, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: Forty-One Defendants Federally Indicted in Racine Gang Case United States Attorney Michelle L. Jacobs announced today that two indictments were unsealed in federal court charging 41 defendants with various drug-trafficking offenses. The defendants, many of whom are alleged to be members of the Vice Lords and North Side Gangster Disciples street gangs, are charged with, among other things, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A) and 846. The defendants are identified as: Starsius T. Barnes, a.k.a. “Star” (32), Brian T....
  • Open carry isn’t supreme(WI) (Barf alert)

    09/20/2009 9:58:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies · 1,577+ views ^ | 19 September, 2009 | Staff
    May we, please, have a respite from the supposed controversy over open carrying of firearms? Perhaps it is extremism fatigue brought on by the recent wave of demonstrations about health care, a purported turn toward socialism, and so on-all of which have added to the amount of noise but not to the potential solutions for problems. The people now accusing Racine police of overreacting to an armed citizen are off base. Our problem is not with open carry in and of itself. Our problem is that the advocates of open carry are asserting that the right to carry a firearm...
  • Wis. Mayor [Democrat] Charged With Plotting Tryst With Child

    01/15/2009 4:21:53 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 23 replies · 1,081+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/15/2009 | Dinesh Ramde
    RACINE, Wis. - Prosecutors charged Racine Mayor Gary Becker with child-sex felonies Thursday and said he had gone to a mall to meet a 14-year-old-girl he thought he had met during an online chat. A state agent had posed as the girl, and the 51-year-old mayor was arrested Tuesday at the mall in suburban Milwaukee. District Attorney Michael Nieskes said during a news conference after a court hearing Thursday that investigators also found records of 1,800 sexually explicit chats ion Becker's computer...
  • Racine mayor arrested in sex sting

    01/15/2009 11:03:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 27 replies · 1,393+ views
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 15 jan 09 | Tom Kertscher
    Racine - Authorities seeking felony charges against Mayor Gary Becker say the 51-year-old married father of two, who ran unopposed for re-election two years ago, used the Internet to try to arrange a sexual liaison with what he thought was a teen girl. Taken into custody at Brookfield Square mall Tuesday evening, Becker became one of the more than 475 people arrested by the state's 10-year-old Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. By now, it is relatively widely known that investigators from the Division of Criminal Investigation pose as youths on the Internet, looking for adults who want to have...
  • Racine, Wis., Mayor Arrested On Child Porn Charge (Name that party)

    01/14/2009 10:17:04 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 15 replies · 1,720+ views
    CBS2 Chicago ^ | 1/14/09
    Gary Becker, 51, Held On $165,000 Bond Racine city officials say Mayor Gary Becker is under arrest on possible charges of child pornography and solicitation of a minor. The 51-year-old mayor is being held in the Kenosha County Jail on $165,000 bond. City administrator Ben Hughes says Becker was arrested on Tuesday by agents from the state Division of Criminal Investigation at a shopping mall outside of Milwaukee. The case is under review by the Kenosha County District Attorney's office. City Council President David Maack says he got a call from the police chief shortly after midnight telling him about...
  • 8th grade textbook has Barack Obama chapter in Racine, Wis.

    10/16/2008 3:20:05 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 13 replies · 666+ views
    chicago sun-times ^ | 10/16/08 | chicago sun-times
    MADISON, Wis. — The Racine school district’s use of an eighth grade textbook that includes a chapter on Democrat Barack Obama but nothing on his opponent John McCain is unfair and troubling, the Wisconsin Republican Party argued Thursday. A parent complained on an Internet blog about the textbook that includes a chapter on Obama called ‘‘Dreams from My Father.’’ The school district said in a statement that it has received no complaints about the book, which it first used last school year. Even so, the 21,000-student district said it was reviewing its policies regarding the book’s use in a literature...
  • Racine (WI) schools hand out textbook with 15 page Obama love-fest...

    10/13/2008 9:18:48 PM PDT · by LouD · 60 replies · 3,544+ views
    Real Debate Wisconsin | 10/13/08 | Fred Dooley
    October 13, 2008 Racine schools hand out textbook with 15 page Obama love-fest... This comes from the mother of a Racine Unified School District 8th grader. She has asked to keep her name out of this but frankly I can't add much to what she has said here but I do have one question. Did the teacher give equal time and a fair discussion about John McCain and his "life of service"? I think I already know the answer to that question. This is not education folks, this is indoctrination. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS! ______________________ My 8th grade son is in...
  • Unified will review policies after textbook complaint

    10/15/2008 1:49:05 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 7 replies · 1,362+ views
    Journal Times ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2008 | Paul Sloth
    RACINE — Racine Unified officials say they will review the district’s textbook adoption policy after a parent complained to a local blogger about an eighth-grade literature textbook that included an excerpt from a book written by Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. Officials also will review the district’s policy and procedures for handling complaints concerning educational materials. District officials haven’t received a formal complaint from the parent who complained to the local blog said Stephanie Hayden, Unified’s spokes woman. Superintendent Jim Shaw also directed administrators to review with teachers the 8th grade English Language arts curriculum and instructional practices to comply...
  • Using kids to get out the Democratic Vote (Racine WI Schools at it again after textbook flap)

    10/28/2008 8:20:34 PM PDT · by RacineConservative · 10 replies · 1,159+ views
    Real Debate Wisconsin | 10/27/08 | Fred Dooley
    October 27, 2008Using the kids to get out the Democratic Vote. Four years ago the Racine Unified School District drew attention for trying to use children for partisan election get out the vote purposes. They are at it again. There is a get out the vote effort to send kids door to door being run by Voces de la Frontera, an advocacy organization for illegal aliens that we have reported on extensively in the past. They are highly partisan and as dirty as the day is long. Voces de la Frontera is also working with the Racine branch of the...
  • Homicide, not self-defense, jury says

    11/15/2006 6:35:29 AM PST · by robertpaulsen · 85 replies · 2,393+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | Nov. 13, 2006 | FELICIA THOMAS-LYNN
    Racine man fatally shot teen trying to break into car.Racine - Rejecting the defense's argument of self-defense, a jury Monday found Adrial C. White of Racine guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of attempted homicide in the shooting death of a Racine man and the wounding of another in a case that divided the community.The verdict means White could face life in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 8. White, 29, had contended that he was acting in self-defense when he went outside his house early Jan. 18 and found three teens attempting to break into his girlfriend's...
  • 4 Day Suspension for 5 year-old with "popper"

    09/15/2006 2:50:40 PM PDT · by Trust but Verify · 64 replies · 1,364+ views
    The Racine Journal Times ^ | 09/13/2006 | Paul Sloth
    Student suspended over 'popper' By Paul Sloth RACINE - Five-year-old Quinn Lucier didn't know what he was getting himself into when he took the "popper" out of his older brother's drawer. It seemed innocent enough bringing what he figured was a toy to Jerstand-Agerholm Elementary School on Monday. When he pulled the strings on the popper - a pull-apart novelty firework - the ensuing loud pop startled his teacher and earned Lucier a trip to the principal's office and a four-day suspension. Quinn's parents were fuming Wednesday about their son's punishment, which they don't believe fits the crime. The school...
  • Racine [D] ponders 2006 campaign for U.S. Senate [Vermont]

    06/09/2005 6:41:58 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 9 replies · 448+ views
    Times Argus ^ | 6/9/05 | Louis Porter
    Racine ponders 2006 campaign for U.S. Senate June 9, 2005 By Louis Porter Vermont Press Bureau MONTPELIER — Former Lt. Gov. Doug Racine said Wednesday he is considering whether to run for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Sen. James Jeffords, I-Vt., in 2006. "For most of us in politics the idea of a Senate seat is intriguing," said Racine, who was a Democratic state senator and candidate for governor. "I can't rule it out." Racine added that it is still very early and he has not made up his mind what office he will seek in 2006,...
  • Boy, 8, arrested after attacking principal with wooden pole

    04/22/2005 12:38:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 29 replies · 2,041+ views
    The Journal Times ^ | 4-22-2005 | Brent Killackey
    RACINE - An 8-year-old Julian Thomas Elementary School student attacked and seriously injured the school's principal with a wooden pole Thursday morning. Principal Angela Ress Apmann was "somewhat responsive" after being struck in the upper body and head several times, according to police. She was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in Racine where she was treated and released for multiple lacerations. The incident was reported to the Racine Police Department at about 8:30 a.m., prior to the start of the school day, Sgt. William Macemon said. Apmann approached the student when she saw him carrying a large pole -...
  • Horlick voting project canceled

    11/01/2004 6:26:26 PM PST · by TexKat · 40 replies · 802+ views
    The Journal Times ^ | 11/1/04 | Phyllis Sides
    RACINE - The get out the vote project planned by Horlick High School students has been canceled. Racine Unified School District Superintendent Thomas Hicks said what started out to be a class-related activity last week turned out to be a partisan event. The decision to cancel the event was made Monday morning after he learned the facts had changed and it was no longer a bipartisan endeavor. "At one point it appeared it was going to be bipartisan and reach out to all of the community. But some groups decided they didn't want be part of it. Not everyone was...
  • Racine, WI - Need FReeper help to counter massive liberal GOTV effort using public school students!

    10/29/2004 9:09:32 AM PDT · by LouD · 26 replies · 2,096+ views
    Horlick voter drive will proceed By Phyllis Sides RACINE - Horlick High School students will still help get out the vote next week, despite the decision to pull the plug on a similar program in Milwaukee. Jose Martinez, Racine Unified's assistant superintendent for secondary education, said students' efforts are part of a service learning project that is nonpartisan. The participating students are part of social studies classes that have been studying presidential elections and the democratic process. Students will spend the entire school day Tuesday going door-to-door, in all of the city's 35 wards, providing information on how people can...
  • Racine, Kenosha voter application fraud alleged (Wisc.)

    10/29/2004 7:19:11 AM PDT · by hripka · 3 replies · 535+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | Oct. 28, 2004 | TOM KERTSCHER
    Racine, Kenosha voter application fraud alleged 2 charged, including a candidate By TOM KERTSCHER Posted: Oct. 28, 2004 Racine - Authorities Thursday filed felony election fraud charges against two Milwaukee men accused of falsifying voter applications in Racine and Kenosha. With fears of voter fraud on the rise, the charges are the first in the area filed in connection with Tuesday's election, but prosecutors are also probing voter registration irregularities in Milwaukee. Michael Nieskes, the deputy district attorney in Racine County, said his investigation of the work of Project Vote in Racine did not indicate a coordinated effort to...
  • Bush back in state, on attack

    09/24/2004 11:12:48 PM PDT · by Monitor · 10 replies · 358+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Sept. 24, 2004 | CRAIG GILBERT
    President tackles Iraq, education in 4th bus tour in battleground By CRAIG GILBERT Posted: Sept. 24, 2004 Racine - Saying Americans should not "wilt in the face of hard times" in Iraq, President Bush sharply criticized opponent John Kerry on Friday, suggesting that Kerry was undermining Iraq's interim prime minister with comments about the turmoil in that country. "You cannot lead this country if your ally in Iraq feels like you question his credibility," Bush said in Janesville Friday at the first of two campaign events in this fiercely contested state. Bush was referring to interim Prime Minister Ayad...
  • 9/24/04 Racine Wisconsin - Presidential Rally (Picture help needed)

    09/24/2004 7:58:55 PM PDT · by myself6 · 74 replies · 1,331+ views
    The Rally in racine was great! I have a few pictures I would like to post for everyone but I dont have a server with ample bandwidth. If anyone can help out please let me know. I will be happy to send you the pics to post on this thread.
  • Dean Leads Rally at U.W.-Oshkosh (Kerry's Green Bay Breakfast Flops)

    02/12/2004 2:23:10 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 9 replies · 209+ views
    WBAY-TV Action 2 News ^ | February 12, 2004 | WBAY-TV
    The Democratic presidential candidates are hitting Wisconsin hard in the coming days to win next Tuesday's state primary. About 50 students and Howard Dean supporters greeted the former Vermont governor outside Reeve Memorial Union Thursday morning when Dean and his wife stopped on the U.W.-Oshkosh campus. After that, Dean was whisked off to the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh to speak to more supporters. Supporters say Dean could pull a surprise and win the Wisconsin primary. "Polls tell you something but the voters are going to make the decision," Dean supporter Matt Baldwin said. "We're building a lot of momentum...
  • Diesel power takes to air

    10/07/2003 11:21:55 AM PDT · by Darkshadow · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Oct. 6, 2003 | RICK BARRETT
    Diesel power takes to air Racine firm races big competitors for breakthrough By RICK Last Updated: Oct. 5, 2003 Racine - In an old airplane hangar once used by S.C. Johnson Co., a small group of engine designers is working day and night to develop diesel engines for airplanes, helicopters and military aerial drones. DeltaHawk Inc. Photo/Gary Porter Doug Doers (left) and Carl Bumpurs work on a DeltaHawk V-4 engine on a Velocity RG airplane. DeltaHawk is developing diesel engines for the aircraft industry. Photo/Gary Porter Dean Bergman (left) and Carl Bumpurs take apart a DeltaHawk diesel engine to...
  • FREEP THIS POLL - Commuter rail Chicago to Milwaukee

    04/27/2003 11:13:25 AM PDT · by republicandiva · 21 replies · 559+ views
    Racine Journal Times | 04-27-03 | republicandiva
    Public Hearings have begun on a proposed extension of Metra (commuter rail) services to facilitate the entire Chicago to Milwaukee corridor. Metra currently stops in Kenosha, WI, approximately 40 miles south of Milwaukee. Estimated costs are $152 million start-up (80% federal, 20% state and local funding) and approx. $15 million/annual additional subsidy to cover expenses over and above revenue from fares. Best estimates are a couple hundred commuters from each added location will use the Metra on a daily basis, with a possible 1,000,000 annual ridership by the year 2020! Two primary driving forces behind the groundswell in this area...
  • SE Wisconsin (Racine County) Support our Troops Rally Saturday March 22

    03/19/2003 5:36:10 PM PST · by LtLFtP · 4 replies · 311+ views
    none | March 19th | LtLFtP
    Hey there, if your reading this thread hopefully your interested in joining us. We are from Racine County, and are having a pro-iraqi freedom support our troops rally. (Or anti dirty hippie peaceniks rally) It should be around Noon on saturday. I will post the exact time and location, probably tomorrow. It WILL be around noon, and be about 2 hours. (half hour before the peaceniks, half hour after). I don't know the location yet because we are going to hold ours a block away from the hippie's street corner. Last week we got a lot more beeps than they...
  • Southeast Wisconsin Rally for our Troops - Racine 3/01/03

    02/28/2003 5:09:03 PM PST · by LouD · 9 replies · 227+ views
    self | 2/28/03 | LouD
    Our troops need your support! Recent peace demonstrations are being spun by the left, and by Saddam Hussein, as indicating a groundswell of popular opposition to war in Iraq. These demonstrations may also have a detrimental impact on the morale of our servicemembers currently deployed in harm's way. We need to show the world, and our troops, that we support them as they face the difficult task ahead. In the Racine area, a group of leftists and their naive followers called the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice has been conducting anti-war rallies on Saturday mornings at the corner of...
  • Southeast Wisconsin Rally for our Troops - Racine 2/22/03

    02/21/2003 5:10:50 AM PST · by LouD · 28 replies · 335+ views
    self | 2/21/03 | LouD
    Our troops need your support! Recent peace demonstrations are being spun by the left, and by Saddam Hussein, as indicating a groundswell of popular opposition to war in Iraq. These demonstrations may also have a detrimental impact on the morale of our servicemembers currently deployed in harm's way. We need to show the world, and our troops, that we support them as they face the difficult task ahead. In the Racine area, a group of leftists and their naive followers called the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice has been conducting anti-war rallies on Saturday mornings at the corner of...
  • Patriotic Rallies From Florida to Oregon to Pennsylvania

    02/28/2003 11:36:46 AM PST · by kattracks · 46 replies · 403+ views ^ | 2/28/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Patriotic Rallies From Florida to Oregon to PennsylvaniaIn case you missed our announcement Wednesday of the pro-America rallies being held around the country, check it out again. Many are going on this weekend, including those in Cleveland, Washington, Nashville, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Racine, Wis., and Bend, Ore. Here's a new one: Weeki Wachee, Fla.: Meet at noon Saturday, the corner of U.S. 19 and SR 50. Please bring a patriotic sign or an American flag. Please park at the far end of the Winn Dixie Shopping Center or the Bank of America parking lot. Another rally is planned...