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Madison schools 'pesticide' spraying questioned

Bert Zipperer was walking his dog yesterday afternoon when he was taken aback by warning signs that proclaimed, "PESTICIDE APPLICATION: PLEASE KEEP OFF." The signs were on the grounds of O'Keeffe Elementary and Marquette Middle school on Madison's near-east side. >More
 Dane County Grassroots Network forum calls for health care reform

When Dr. Jerry Sielaff practiced medicine in rural Iowa, a local farmer came in to get treated for a foot injury. Sielaff says the man -- who slipped his foot into a corn auger -- needed surgery. "Nope, just wrap it up, Doc," the farmer told Sielaff. "It'll be fine." >More
 Watch video of the forced feeding of Warren Lilly

For much of the last five years, Wisconsin prison inmate Warren Lilly has been refusing to eat and the state Department of Corrections has been feeding him forcibly. Lilly says his intent is not to die but to protest; the DOC says it is doing what it needs to to protect Lilly's health. >More
 Warren Lilly, torture victim?

"I marched with King," he shouted, one hour and 47 minutes into a force-feeding session that lasted more than two hours. "I have been protesting ever since I've been old enough to do it." >More
 Joel Marino reward money allocated

Dave Relles is the kind of lawyer you get when you're a good guy trying to do the right thing. He's the lawyer Bryan Bazan picked to help with the enormous task of deciding how to allocate the $43,862.50 in reward money offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed his friend, Joel Marino. >More
 Domo Geshe Rinpoche to bless Period Garden Park on Mansion Hill

Chances are you've driven by Period Garden Parkas you've zoomed down East Gorham Street. The park, located on the corner of East Gorham and North Pinckney in the Mansion Hill District, is easy to miss because it's higher than the street. But if you take the time to wander through, you'll find a patch of heaven. >More
 Leopold Elementary does it bilingually

In a classroom with walls lined with bright pictures, Erin Conway's third- and fourth-grade students are working on mathematical word problems. For the first time in their relatively short educational careers, the problems are in English. >More
 Crime and Punishment: Part 2: A rebirth behind bars

In the past 18 months, I have learned more about human nature, truth, self and life than ever before. It has been a time of extreme pain and shame. Yet it has helped me to experience love, hope, friendship and faith on a scale I have never felt before. And it all took place behind the walls of a maximum security prison. >More
 Dr. Linda Farley leaves legacy of courage

In April 2004, I was working on a news story about a Wisconsin prison inmate who literally went from black to white. He'd been sprayed with chemicals in 1999 during a prison uprising at a for-profit prison in Tennessee which the state was then using for its excess capacity. >More
 Downtown rally planned to support single-payer health care

Julie Loeffler gets irritated whenever she hears someone fret about the specter of "socialized medicine" coming to the United States. Loeffler experienced socialized medicine first-hand, when she and her husband lived in Quebec. She was pregnant with her first child at the time and facing some complications. >More
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