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Modifying behavior

Gillis, according to court documents, was stripped of all property, and his three daily meals were ground into a loaf and baked. He paced naked in his cell to keep warm. >More
 The new supermax

Schneiter, standing amid the concrete and steel of Wisconsin's most notorious prison, seems almost proud. 'There have been a number of changes made here. Changes like climate control. I don't like to call it air conditioning, but it definitely has improved the climate. When it's cooler in the summer, everybody likes that.' >More
 That's so gay

The pageant contestants had already paraded about looking pretty in eveningwear. They had sweetly answered questions about helping their communities, and the panel of judges had carefully evaluated them as they stood on the stage. Only one question remained: Who looked best in a studded leather jockstrap? >More
 By the numbers

 Deadly attraction

By Carrie's account, Jonathan beat her countless times over the years. She says he fractured her hands, dislocated her shoulder, pushed her into walls, tried to smother her with a mattress. She got bruises, black eyes and whiplash. She points to a scar on her shoulder, saying it was caused by broken glass from the time Jonathan tried to shove her out of a second-story window. >More
 Annette Ziegler and Linda Clifford

Biography and backing information >More
 Justice in the Balance

This chance to gain the upper hand on ideological divides may prompt unprecedented special-interest involvement and unparalleled nastiness. And while the candidates profess to be above the partisan fray, hardly anyone believes them ' least of all their most fervent supporters. >More
 Reaching for a future

In construction, health care, manufacturing and other fields, there is a looming shortage of workers due to retirements. According to Barry, 'these two trends together ' an aging workforce and increasing numbers of ill-prepared youth ' present a serious threat to our competitiveness as a state and region.' >More
 Rising in the east

Larry Palm understands as well as anyone that land use is a tricky business, especially in Madison. Whether you're trying to build a swimming pool or an office tower, or just making plans for a bit of open land, you're likely to run into pockets, if not walls, of opposition. >More
 Armed and alarmed

But for Maund, more and more, guns hold weightier significance. He has noticed insidious changes in his neighborhood. Threats marching inexorably toward his house. He has been taking stock of what he has, and what it would mean to lose it. Despite his apparent idyllic domestication, Maund does not sleep in comfort when he locks his door at night. >More
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