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iiAifijlf) i fCr W r '' 50 cents At ACHIEVERS, C-1 La Crosse dentist goes on trial for tax fraud By KEVIN MURPHY Special to the Tribune MADISON A La Crosse dentist with a previous tax evasion conviction underreported his income by at least $364,000 from 2000 to 2004, a federal prosecutor said Monday. Frederick Kriemelineyer, 58, roughly doubled his practices annual income in that four-year period from about $100,000 to more than $200,000 but recorded only 20 percent of the payments, Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman told jurors during the opening of Kriemelmeyers federal tax fraud trial. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman says 15 patients will testify what they paid Frederick Kriemelmeyer was only a percentage of what appeared on his annual income tax report. If there was $20 with an asterisk next to it (on a patient account card), it meant he received $100 in payments, Altman said in U.S. District Court in Madison. Fifteen patients will testily what they paid Kriemelmeyer, only a percentage of which appeared on his annual income tax report, Altman said. Kriemelmeyer, who spent nearly two years in prison on a state tax conviction, is representing himself in the weeklong trial. He is a follower of David Wynn Miller, a leader of a tax protester group within the Sovereign Citizen Movement, according to court documents. Miller and others adhere to a philosophy their income cant be taxed and federal courts have no jurisdiction over them. As a follower, Kriemelmeyer also uses an English dialect Miller invented called In the Truth, which is based on See DENTIST, A-2 Children can DALLAS (AP) Teaching children from a young age to eat a low-fat diet can be effective even as they reach their teens and begin eating more meals away from home, according to a new study. The study of children in Finland found that those who were taught to focus on healthy fats those found in fish, nuts, seeds and oils from plants had slightly lower cholesterol COMING WEDNESDAY The Tribune will have details of todays Wisconsin DOT inspection of the Cass Street bridge. Seed 9171 FORECAST, A-7 Rove ending controversial While House tenure Rueful Bush says hell he following before long By TERENCE HUNT The Allocate Brest WASHINGTON Karl Hove had an underwhelming fiat meeting with George Hush more than 30 year ago. Bush wa a college student and drove a red sjmrt car In Boston. Rove was a special assistant for Bush' father at havea PopCOH! CrUIlCh? Tanya Molzahn cooks up a fresh batch of As corn costs By RYAN STOTTS La Crosse Tribune The price of popcorn is popping up. La Crosse area retailers report their suppliers are charging more for popcorn, which in turn means you might have to pay more for the salty snack at the concession stands. Valley Square Theatres, 4400 Hwy. 16, last week raised the price for medium and small size popcorn by a dime, to $4.30 and $3.65 respectively. The cost of the bags of seed went up, assistant manager Bryce Grams explained. Higher costs for shipping and handling might be a factor in the price increase. But those in the industry also point to more acreage being devoted to corn for ethanol, an alternative fuel. For almost a half-century the price of popcorn was about $1.82 per bushel, said Carl Freundl, president of Valley Popcorn Company Inc. of Neenah, Wis. But it rose to about $4 a be taught to eat levels compared to those who ate an unrestricted diet The researchers have been following the 1,062 children since the age of 7 months. About half of the children and their families were counseled to shift fat intake from animal-based saturated fats to healthier unsaturated fats. The rest did not get specific diet advice. The new study reported the results on die children at age 14. WHAT DID THEY EAT? Find out what foods were used in this diet by clicking on this story on our Web site. Comment on all of today's stories at www.lacrosse tribune.com. Dr. Harri author of the i,,t the Republican National Committee in Washington Both were In tln lrSlH Bush Wat wentlng an Air National Guatd flight jacket, blue jean and cowboy (tool and exuded 'mote charisma than any human Itciug should te allowed to have at tlt.it age, Rove rec ailed. My job was to hand him the key to the family tar when he came down from Harvard Rusines School lor Thanksgiving," Hove ald. "let just ay he wasn't Impressed with the purple Gremlin" a nlHumpact car made In (he It 70s. Hove laughingly rrmemhi that the Bush family car had levii denim upholstery. popcorn Monday night at the Popcorn Tavern. grow, popcorn prices rise 7 give it away for a reason. I paid out $18 for a bag of popcorn seed in the last two months. A customer may eat one small bag of popcorn and turn around and spend $18 at the bar " ANDREW BRYE, Arterial Tavern owner bushel and remains about $3 "because of the ethanol demand, he said. Many farmers still find it more profitable to raise field com, he said, because popcorn is tougher to grow than field corn. "You cant always pick or shell it. A lot of handling is involved. You also get smaller cobs than field corn, so you get half the crop yield, said Freundl, whose company distributes healthy fats from a young age University of Turku in Finland, said children begin forming their eating and lifestyle habits in childhood. We think that this lifestyle change can be started early, he said. Researchers also note that fears that a low intake of saturated fat might influence growth and brain development in young children are unfounded. At age 14, there Niinikoski, lead study done at the WORLD HOMETOWN Timber Square food court opens in Onalaska PAGE B-1 Russian man who claims to have killed 63 people set to go to trial PAGE A-3 That Ilians-pic ions introduction was the start of a political p.iit-x , nershlp that . stietchc'd from Washington In Texa to the Wlille House. Bove, the political mastermind hchlnd President Bush' race's for the White House and an adviser with unparalleled ERIK DAIIYLA CROSSE TRIBUNE popcorn all over the country. Some area bars that offer free popcorn to patrons say theyll eat the extra cost rather than start charging. "I give it away for a reason," said Andrew Brye, owner of the Arterial Tavern, 1003 S. 16th St. "1 paid out $18 for a bag of popcorn seed in the last two months. A customer may eat one small bag of popcorn and - turn around and spend $18 at the bar. Dave Parisey, who runs the Popcorn Tavern, 308 Fourth St. S., said he managed to find a cheaper source for the namesake of his business. The com (cost) is the same, he said, "but the shipping charges are less from Ohio than St. Paul." Ryan Stotts can be reached at . (608) 791-8446 or ryan.stottslee.net. ON THE WEB Whats your favorite kind of popcorn? Check out our online poll at www.lacrossetribune.com. were no differences between the groups in height or weight, they found. An earlier study of the groups found no differences in brain development at age 5. Dr. Sarah Blumenschein, a pediatric cardiologist with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, said the study shows that early intervention is the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. LOGGERS With this season over, team locks to 2003 PAGE B-1 influence over the past Id; turbulent years, said Monday it was time to step away in begin a new life Hoves resignation was a major loss lor Hush as he heads Into the twilight of his presi deucy, hatleted in the polls, facing a hostile Democratic Congress and waging an uioiiilar war. A half cfoetl other senior adviser have left See HOVE. A 2 7 was just trying to help the little guy and got stung." JOHN RAYMOND, who is Irymq to settle a contractor fraud case Cut your contractor complaints By BARRY ADAMS Lee Newspapers MADISON John Raymond was looking for warmth. Instead, he got burned. It has been almost two years since Raymond hired a Cambridge, Wis., heating and cooling company to install a boiler in the 84-year-old house he bought in Cambridge in 1992. But after countless phone calls to Rudi Bittner, owner of Bittner Heating & Cooling, and a complaint to the state, Raymond still is without a boiler and the $2,000 he gave Bittner as a down payment for the $3,700 job. And its unlikely Raymond will ever see a full refund. Last week, Raymond got a letter from Bittners attorney saying Bittner had filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. I was just trying to help the little guy and got stung, Raymond said. He isnt alone. Of the more than 14,000 complaints filed in 2006 with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the home improvement category ranked fourth, with 738 complaints, just behind telemarketers, telecommunications and land-Iordtenant complaints. Asking for references, looking at similar work done by the company and even checking online court records can help with a contractor decision. The La Crosse County Sheriffs Department regularly deals with one or two contractor fraud cases a year. But two cases already have been filed this summer, Investigator Joe Brown said. Typical complaints statewide include not doing the job promised, using less-expensive materials, not doing the job on time and shoddy workmanship. The companies involved are big and small. Some, like Raymonds complaint against Bittner, involve a locally owned company. Others involve transient contractors who sweep into a community going door-to-door offering services such as seal coating driveways or roof repairs. Consumer Protection tries to work with contractors and consumers to solve the disagreements. If a resolution cant be found, it could result in civil action by the consumer, who, See FRAUD, A-2 3 o 3 .3

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