Wisconsin State Journal from Madison, Wisconsin on July 14, 1985 · 4
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Wisconsin State Journal from Madison, Wisconsin · 4

Madison, Wisconsin
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Sunday, July 14, 1985
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: State farm Wisconsin State Journal, Sunday, July 14, 1985 Page 2, Section 4 Sflcatfe digest Missing man identified VIROQUA A man who apparently drowned Thursday night in the Mississippi River has been identified as Douglas Wilsey, 27, of La Crosse, according to Vernon County sheriffs deputies. Wilsey was reported "missing and presumably drowned," officials said, although his body has not yet been recovered. Deputies said Wilsey was swimming in the river when he was swept under by the current Witnesses reported the incident Officials said Wilsey disappeared in the river, about two miles north of Stoddard, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Divers searched the river Thursday, Friday and Saturday. UW Regent appointed to board University of Wisconsin Regent Laurence Weinstein was named Friday to the state Higher Educational Aids Board by Gov. Anthony Earl. Weinstein, a Middleton businessman, succeeds Catherine Conroy and will serve at the pleasure of the governor. The board administers various state programs to aid students as well as the Minnesota-Wisconsin Reciprocity Act Woman injured in fall from wagon SUN PRAIRIE An 80-year-old woman suffered severe head injuries Friday night when she fell off a hay wagon. Jennie Skrenes of 2042 Branch Road was in critical condition late Saturday at St Mary's Hospital. - Authorities said the woman was riding on the wagon near her home about 6:30 p.m. when she fell off and struck her head. When emergency medical technicians arrived, she was not breathing and showed no pulse but was revived on the way to the hospital. She was taken by Sun Prairie ambulance to East Washington Avenue, where she was transferred to a Madison Fire Department ambulance for the trip to the hospital Jeep rolls over; 2 hurt PORTAGE Two Illinois men were injured Saturday afternoon when their National Guard Jeep rolled over and hit a tree on Highway 33 west of Portage near the Sauk County line. Matthew Bishop, 26, of Wilmette, EL, was in guarded condition late Saturday at University Hospital after he suffered internal injuries. Herman King, 25, of Chicago, was treated and released at the hospital for scrapes and bruises. The two men were taken to Madison by a National Guard helicopter, which landed in a field near the hospital They were transferred to Madison Fire Department ambulances for the short trip to the hospital. Traffic death Four people were killed and several were injured in two separate car accidents this weekend, raising Wisconsin's 1985 traffic toll to 345, compared with 369 at this time last year. Guy Bolstad, 25, and Keith Hartmann, 16, both of Watertown, were killed instantly when the cars they were driving struck head-on early Saturday on Highway 16 in the town of Ixonia, about three miles east of Watertown, Jefferson County sheriffs deputies said. Darren Hartmann, 20, Watertown, traveling with his brother, was transferred from Watertown Memorial to University Hospital in Madison, where he died of severe injuries at 8:30 p.m. John Bentz, 21, of Luck, was killed v Friday at 4:15 p.m. when the car he ' jwas driving went off Highway 48 in Crystal Lake township and rolled over, the Barron County Sheriffs De Beefy inmates keep the joint hopping (mad) , WAUPUN (AP) - Harry Woods says its tough enough serving a seven-year prison sentence without having to contend with a couple of beefy professional wrestlers who've been throwing their weight around the Dodge Correctional Institution. Woods, serving a term for a burglary conviction, occupies the cell next to Ken Patera and Masanori Saito, who were sentenced to two-year terms last month for assaulting three Waukesha police officers. Patera, 41, of Minneapolis is a former Olympic weightlifter. He stands 6-foot-l and weighs 260 pounds. Saito, also 41, of San Francisco is 5-feet 11-inches and weighs 245 pounds. It's not that the hefty duo have literally thrown their bulk around their cell Woods says "they're pretty Milwaukee welcomes circus train MILWAUKEE (AP) - It took a real circus aficionado like CP. (Chappie) Fox to dig up a description stupendous enough to fit this weekend's Circus Parade in downtown Milwaukee. With hundreds of thousands of people expected to line the 33-block route for Sunday's parade, the event seemed to be at least comparable to the 1892 circus street parade that the Ringling Bros, promoted this way: "A winding, dazzling river of silver and gold. An immense cavalcade of red-plumed horses . . . New chariots, gorgeous with gilded lion and serpent or carved with dolphins and dragons. . . . "The puffing steam calliope, and the sweet-tongued Bells of Moscow Still on and on it comes. Floods of toll is at 345 partment said. Two other passengers in Hart-mann's car were injured in the accident about 2:30 a.m. Stephanie Leistico, 16, Juneau, was taken to Watertown Memorial Hospital with broken ribs and severe internal injuries. She was later transferred by helicopter to University Hospital in Madison where she is in critical condition. Joanne Degner, 17, Ixonia, is in stable condition at Watertown Hospital with a broken arm, a broken shoulder, and possible internal injuries. Deputies said Bolstad was driving west on Highway 16 when he crossed the center line, striking the Hartmann vehicle. The two cars blocked the road and three other vehicles crashed into them, unable to avoid the pileup, deputies said. There were no injuries in those accidents. quiet guys" rather, he said, their celebrity status has inconvenienced the other inmates. So much so, that Woods called The Milwaukee Journal to complain. "It started right from the very day they arrived," Woods said in an interview at the prison. "The guards started asking them for their autographs and they've been hanging around their cell day and night ever since. Some nights we cant even get to sleep because of all the racket" Moreover, other inmates have been falling over each other to kow tow to the celebrities, said Woods, who is not a wrestling fan. "I swear that if these two guys wanted foot massages and back rubs, they'd get anything they wanted," he said. music; glittering sights of joy. "Walling all the highways with humanity." Police planned to close off most of the downtown area because of the "walls of humanity" expected to jockey for good viewing positions along Sunday's lengthy route. The Milwaukee County Transit System said it would offer free bus service all day to help area residents get to the parade despite the expected flood of viewers from surrounding cities and states. Local television stations scheduled hve telecasts, while WTBS-TV, the so-called cable SuperStation, planned to telecast the parade on a tape-delayed basis, beginning just over two hours after the parade's 2 p.m. starting time pioiiGns You now have an excellent chance to suggest what you want to see in weather reports so you can better use the data on your farm or in agribusiness operations. A new organization, the North Central Regional Climate Center, a state agency located in Champaign, I1L, is preparing to set up a weather, climate and information service for a 12-state Midwest area, which includes Wisconsin. It is a computer service to be set up to serve as many people as possible. Even though you do not own a computer or do not want to pay a fee for such a service, your comments on your weather needs will be essential to devise the right kind of weather-reporting system. If such a system is accepted as readily as some leaders indicate, the information could be available at an extremely low fee. Or it could be free through regular news channels. Wayne Wendland, director of the center, said if the system is going to work for the greatest number of users, comments from individuals and organizations on what kind of data and information they need has to be provided program planners. Wendland knows Wisconsin. He is a native of the Horicon area and for a time was on the meteor- UW scientists win Four UW-Madison food science and nutrition scientists received $278,214 in research grants from the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, the farmer-financed agency working to increase milk and dairy- product consumption. Recipients were Elmer H. Marth, food science, $87,900 on disease producing bacteria and how it behaves in milk; Norman F. Olson, food TbllFree Beginning July 15, this simple, little number is the only one residence customers throughout the state will have to call for billing questions or to change or establish service. You told us one number would make things easier. We listened. So, please jot it down. And thanks for helping Wisconsin Bell work better. Residence Sales and Service Center Hours: 8:30 a.m.' -5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday For payment arrangements, call 1-393-1500 (toll tree). Telecommunications Center for Disabled Customers number: 1-393-1700 (toll tree) voice only. The TDDTIY nunM will remain the same: 1-800-242-9393 (toll tree). Wisconsin Bel! AN JtmEitiTECH COMPANY C 1965 Wisconsin Bell dd wesaflheF repots soghtf Robert C. " RinrklnnH 'tc.M " - .urn- SIS Farm editor ology faculty at UW-Madison. He is devising a system that fills in the gaps that exist in regular weather information available today. The more reports, the better the reporting system. For instance, he expects that up to 50 observation sites will be available in each state so the system of weather observations will provide more coverage. These reports listed on a computer would be available by phone. Upon request Wendland will send a survey form for you to fill out and return. If the survey doesn't get to all the weather issues you regard as essential you are asked to add your personal comments. "We will be most appreciative of comments and suggestions you may wish to make," Wendland said. research grants science, $85,800 on increasing flavor levels in cheese made from ultrafil-tered milk; Daryl B. Lund, food science, $83,000 for reducing cleaning costs associated with dairy products; and. Janet L Greger, nutritional science, on milk versus calcium and phosphorous supplements. The grants are part of a $3.4-mil-lion national research program carried on by the National Dairy Board. V7 V La? To get the survey form send a re- auest for the weather survey to Wayne Wendland, director, . North Central Regional Climate Center, Illinois State Water Survey, 2204 Griffith Dr., Champaign, ILL, 61820. His telephone number is (217) 333-0729. Weather's toll The weather was terrible on many farms last week. Hail was piled 4 to 5 inches deep in some cornfields as storms hit parts of Grant Vernon, Buffalo and LaCrosse counties. Juneau and Door counties also were hit with severe losses. Paul Carter, UW-Extension agronomist said farmers reported a 50 to 100 percent leaf loss on corn. Corn is a great recovery plant but the hail came at a bad time, just as the corn was tasseling. He asks farmers to wait and see what happens after the first week. Many farmers have hail insurance for at least $100 an acre, which is paid with a premium rate of $1 per acre. It is probably the best investment they made this year. Deadline to certify Monday is the deadline for farmers to certify their 1985 crop plantings for the wheat and feed grain program. Most farmers in the set-aside have gone , to county Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service offices to complete the report, but farmers not participating in the program are slow in making their reports. By reporting their corn, oats, barley and hay acreages nonparticipat-ing farmers will have a chance to keep their crop histories current for possible use in future farm programs, according to the state ASC office. . 1 1 1 Saving land The 1985 farm bill report this week shows that the Senate Agriculture Committee in putting together its farm bill voted to ban federal farm aid to any farmer who cultivates highly erodible land. . This is getting pretty tough and that's what many people want to see in correcting soil conservation abuses. On the dairy side, the House Agriculture Committee's dairy provision in its farm bill contains a double dairy diversion program : One part is like the diversion program just ended, where the dairy farmer voluntarily may participate in the program to cut milk production between 5 and 30 percent for a ,24-month. program. . The other section is a bid program, giving farmers a chance to take their whole herd out of production for three, five or 10-year periods. The farmer would have a choice on whether he wants to take the money in a lump sum or receive annual payments. I All reports indicate that Congress is becoming more in favor of a diversion program because it is the only effort that can effectively reduce production and give farmers a chance to stay in business. : Computer talk Alan J. Rusch, a wildlife researcher with the State Department of Natural Resources in the Nevin office, reflecting on the way computers were taking a greater role in decisionmaking, said there was a sign in his office relating directly to this issue. .1 The computer sign reads: "Garbage in, gospel out" .Quality all along the line?

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