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  • INSIDE: 'AN INCONVENIENT MARRIAGE' MIX DEDICATED TO THE GORES PAGE 9

    La Crosse's Free Press

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    ALSO ...Kapanke: Fiscal worries movingvoters to right

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    VOLUME 10, NO. 21 | JUNE 3, 2010

    FARMERS MARKET& HARVEST GUIDE

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    PLUS: THE ARTS REVIEW PAGE 6 | SOCIAL NETWORKING PAGE 7 | THE ADVICE GODDESS PAGE 11

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    Thanks to our Colonel-Level Sponsors: E. Stanek Electric, McHugh Excavating, Merchants Bank, Coulee Bank, Associated Bank, Cleary Kumm Foundation, US Bank, Collins Sign, Dairyland Power Coop

    THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

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    Head over to West Salem's June Dairy Days June Dairy Days opens Friday, June 4, and continues through Sunday at the Village Park in West Salem. Festivities get o to an early

    start when the kicko breakfast is held at 6:30 a.m. and then continue through the weekend until 6 p.m. Sunday. There are carnival rides, games, dairy treats, food and refreshments available. Troubleshooter is the featured act Friday night at 9 on the main stage, with re-works set to begin at 10 p.m. Flashback head-

    lines on Saturday night. The June Dairy Days parade steps o at noon Saturday. For information, send an e-mail to info@junedairydays.com.

    Help celebrate band's 80th anniversary season The La Crosse Concert Band, which has been entertaining area residents since 1930, opens its 80th anniversary free summer concert series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, in

    Riverside Park. Alex Vaver will lead "An American Concert." In case of rain, the concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Logan Middle School. Tom Wirkus, 77, will be playing drums for the band for the 50th consecutive season. He also will be

    featured in a piece, Cute, at the June 23 concert in Viterbo Universitys Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. All the other concerts on the band's schedule will be in the park (unless in rains) and include: "All that Jazz," June 16, Rick Young conducting; "If I Only Had a Brain," July 7, Chris Werner conducting; "The Great American Songs of Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland," July 14, Steve Bina conducting; "History 101: Musical La Crosse in 60 Minutes or Less," July 21, Chris Werner conducting; "More Sousa," July 28, Tammy Fisher conducting.

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    FIRST THINGS FIRSTThings To Do

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    Vine-ripened fruits1. Tomatoes2. Avocados3. Peaches4. Cantaloupe5. Raspberries6. Strawberries7. WatermelonWorthless phrases1. It is what it is2. At the end of the day3. Moving forward4. I could care less5. Irregardless6. Teachable moment7. Same di erence

    Save a pet in need of a good home The Coulee Region Humane Society hopes to nd homes for about 20 animals when it holds its sixth annual adoptathon from noon to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 4-6, at the society's facil-

    ity at 911 Critter Court, Onalaska. To make it easier for the pets to nd new homes, the society is waiving a portion of each animal's adoption fee: 66 percent for "long term" friends and 6 percent for all other animals. According to the Humane Society of the United States, 6 million to 8 million

    animals enter shelters each year. Only about half of these animals nd homes. For information, contact Heather Schmid at heather.schmid@couleehumane.com or by phone at (608) 781-4014.

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    Appreciate the area's arts and crafts The rst of four summer arts and crafts shows sponsored by the La Crosse Society of Arts and Crafts will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 5, on the shores of Lake Onalaska at 7203 North Shore Drive, Brice Prairie. (The site is four miles north of I-90; take Highway 35 North to County Road Z.) "A Season of Art - Fine Arts and Crafts Show" will also be held July 3, Aug. 7 and Sept. 4. The Brice Prairie Lions Club will provide food and refreshments. For information, contact Pam Lee at (608) 792-3792.

    Give Hanna De Tox a warm welcome Illusions will present an all-new show when it presents its month-ly mix of drag, comedy and music Saturday, June 5, at Howie's, 1128 La Crosse St., La Crosse. Show time is 9 p.m. Hanna De Tox will make her rst appearance with the Illusions cast. The Men of Illusions and a closing number performed by Cory and Holiday Rose also are expected to be among the show's highlights. For information or reservations, call (608) 785-0501 or e-mail illusionsreservations@yahoo.com.

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  • 4// June 3, 2010 Second SupperCOMMENTARY

    The WisPolitics.com Week in Review

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    Tim Pawlenty The Minnesota guv revs up the GOPconventionwitharedmeatspeechthefirstnight and then wins the WisPolitics 2012presidential preference straw poll. Insiderssay the two are likely related, with Pawlen-tysappearanceatconventionthisyearandin 2008 probably garnering some goodwillamongdelegates.ItalsoprobablyhelpsthatPawlentyisanupperMidwestguyfromrightnextdoorwithwhomdelegatesarefamiliar.Still,SarahPalinandMittRomneyarentfarbehindintheballoting,andsomesayitre-flects thewide-opennature of theprimarylessthantwoyearsoutfromthefirstcaucus.SomeinsidersalsotakenotethatU.S.Rep.PaulRyanfinished fourth in theballoting,eventhoughhewasntalistedcandidateandhas repeatedly said he doesn't plan to runforpresidentintwoyears.

    Payday lenders Theguvuseshispartialvetoauthorityto make new regulations for the industryeven tougher, andanappeals court addsasecondblow.WhilelaudingtheLegislaturefor approving the first state regulationsof the industry, Doyle wipes out auto titleloans, saying they represent some of theworst predatory practices in the industry.Healso tweaksother sectionsof thebill tomakeitmorestrict,winningapplausefromthose who have fought for the state to fi-nally regulate the industry. Payday lenderscomplain the re-worked restrictions go toofarandthreatentheindustry,butnooneintheLegislaturewasinclinedtotakeuptheircausewithanattempttooverridetheveto.Meanwhile,anappealscourtstrikesanotherblow to the industry inWisconsin. It rulesthatpaydaylenderscan'trequirecustomerstogiveuptheirrighttofileorjoinclassac-tionsuitsasaconditionforreceivingaloan.Suchwaivershavebeenstandardinpaydayloansacrosstheindustrytolimititsexposuretodamages.

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    70 top donors accountfor 13 percent of donations Seventyofthetoppoliticalcontributorscombined to account for 13 percent of allcampaignfundraisingduring2009,accord-ingtoareportfromtheWisconsinDemoc-racyCampaign. The WDC highlighted donors andcouples who contributed $10,000 or moreduring theyear themaximum individu-al donation to political candidates in stateraces.Thelistincludes11individualdonorspreviouslyidentifiedbytheDemocracyCam-paignforviolatingthecontributionlimit. Couples contributing the maximum$20,000tocandidatesincluded:MicheleandPatrickSoon-Shiong,theCEOofLosAnge-les biotech company Abraxis BioScience;BerylandJaySnyder,principalatNewYork'sHBJ Investments; Jean and Kenneth Neu-mann, head of Plainfield, Ill.-basedGreen-scapeVenturesLLCandbrotherofGOPguvcandidate Mark Neumann; and KimberlyandEmmanualMamalakis,aBrookfieldat-torneyandownerofSXPAnalytics. The WDC also identified MilwaukeeCounty Executive Scott Walker, Gov. JimDoyle and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrettas the top recipients of those 70 donors'contributions. Walker paced the group at$284,485,followedbyDoyleat$242,286and

    Barrettat$117,600.

    Barrett's fi rst television addebuts in La Crosse, elsewhere Democratic gubernatorial candidateTomBarretthasbegunrunninghisfirstTVspot of the campaign, saying he's the onlycandidateintheracewitharecordofbring-ingjobstoWisconsin. Barrett'sspotsaysasmayorofMilwau-keehehelpedbringgovernmentandbusi-nessleaderstogetherfromurban,suburbanand rural counties to help create jobs. Toshowtheresults,thespotplaysaseriesofTVnewscastclipsaboutjobannouncements,in-cluding800newjobsatRepublicAirways. The narrator says Barrett is now run-ningforgovernorandhasaplantocreatejobsfor"allofWisconsin"thatincludeshelpforstart-ups, taxcredits forcompaniesthatcreate jobs and help for small businesseswantingtoexpand. ABarrettspokesmandeclinedtodetailthe buy. Sources told WisPolitics.com thebuyincludednetworkTVinGreenBay,LaCrosseandWausau. Barretts GOP rivals Mark NeumannandScottWalkerquestionedthemayorsjobcreation credentials, saying the ad ignoredproblemswithMilwaukeesbusinessclimateandBarrettshistoryofraisingtaxes.

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    CANDiDATE fOCUsKapanke: Fiscal worries pushingvoters to conservative candidates

    DanKapanke says party ID is the lastthingonpeople'smindsashetravelsthe3rdCongressionalDistrict campaigning againstincumbentRonKind. The first questions out of anybodysmouthisnotusuallyAreyouaRepublican?Theydontcare,saidKapanke,aGOPstatesenator from La Crosse. They really careabout how you stand on the issues. Thatseemstobeadifferencefrompreviouscam-paignsthatIverun. The issues on peoplesminds includeimmigration,capandtrade,healthcarere-form,jobsandthemassivespendinggoingon in D.C., Kapanke said in a WisPolitics.cominterviewattherecentRepublicanPar-tyofWisconsinconvention. Growingdebtandspendinghavepeo-plehestalkedtoinhis15listeningsessionsacrossthedistrictworriedtheU.S.couldseethe kind of upheaval thats gripped coun-trieslikeGreeceinrecentweeks,hesaid. Greece is the template. Europe whatshappeningovertherecouldhappenhere,Kapankesaid. Its pushing people to conservativecandidatesthatespousethevaluesthattheysubscribeto,hesaid. KapankeschallengeofKindhassome-whatbeenovershadowedbymorehigh-pro-file races in the 7th and 8th congressionaldistrictswithDaveObeysretirementopen-ingthedoortoanexpectedtoughbattlebe-tweenRepublicanS