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The Wisconsin elections panel voted today to hold separate recall elections against Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. The Government Accountability Board unanimously certified just over 900,000 petition signatures for the Walker recall effort and about 809,000 signatures for the effort to unseat Kleefisch. Both numbers were well above the 540,000 needed to force the recall votes. The GAB also officially set the dates for the Walker and Kleefisch elections and recall contests in four Republican Senate districts.
A permanent endowment from the Rod Nilsestuen Legacy Fund will enhance the learning mission at the UW-River Falls. The $50,000 gift will create the Rod Nilsestuen Visiting Scholar Program. The Nilsestuen Visiting Scholar will interact with students, faculty, alumni and friends of the university, and will present a public lecture.
There will be a campus and community forum on the recent shootings in Florida and Wisconsin 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, at the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center at UW-River Falls. Supporters are encouraged to wear a "hoodie" or hooded shirt all day in solidarity with the families of Bo Morrison and Trayvon Martin. Panelists will include Michael Dees, attorney and former federal prosecutor; Joel Franklin, attorney and vice-president of St.
Several years ago I reviewed a book written by an acquaintance called "Round-Heeled Woman." It told her story about being divorced, deep into middle age when she got the bright idea of advertising herself in the classified section of the New York Review of Books. She announced that "Before I turn 67 -- next March -- I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. If you want to talk first (novelist Anthony) Trollope works for me." She got lots of responses and wrote about her experiences with many of them whom she hooked up with. The novel made news in outfits like Time magazine.
The world vowed "never again" after the genocide in Rwanda and the atrocities in Srebrenica, Bosnia. Then came Darfur. Over the past four years, at least 200,000 people have been killed, 2.5 million driven from their homes, and mass rape has been used as a weapon in a brutal campaign supported by the Sudanese government. In the video "On Our Watch" the question is asked why the United Nations and its members once again failed to stop the slaughter. Dr.
Gallery 120, located at 120 N. Main St., will be showcasing the following artists for the month of April: Debra Bystrom Lucero, oils and watercolors; Richard Lucero, wind chimes; Larry Tronrud, jewelry; and Okello Kelo Sam, Ugandan drum maker. A gallery opening will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 13, with drum and dance performances by Okello Kelo Sam from 4:30-6 p.m. He has appeared in the movie "The Last King of Scotland," as well as a Dutch film called "The Silent Army." Donations for Hope North Uganda will be accepted.
You can't turn on the TV without a commercial for an upcoming zombie movie. Publishers are crazy for zombies, as in the novel I recently reviewed about the end of civilization, which is centered in Lower Manhattan and involves the paramilitary groups who are out to kill the zombies before the zombies eat their brains. Where, indeed. A young writer from rural Wisconsin has a somewhat different take on zombie land. Scary but different. "Huldredrom: Dream of the Hid-Folk," by Christopher R.
Auditions for one act plays in River Falls are being held Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Academy Building (2nd floor), 211 N. Fremont St. The River Falls Community Theater encourages anyone who has an interest in drama to try out, whether or not they have acting experience. The performances will be held at the River Falls Golf Club on May 4, 5, 11 and 12. For more information call Janan Terpstra at 715-531-0264.
Duchesne Drew, managing editor of operations of the Star Tribune will speak about "The Star Tribune's Digital Strategy" on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom of the University Center as part of the Working Journalist Seminar sponsored by the UW-River Falls Working Journalist Seminar Series. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the UWRF Department of Journalism at 715-425-3169.
Noah Hoehn is a fierce performer, earning national acclaim for his harmonica playing as a two-time winner of the McKnight Fellowship for performing musicians. Now it is his solo looping show that is truly unequaled as a winner of this prestigious award for a third time.