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Favre issues statement saying he never wanted to be traded Packers quarterback Brett Favre now says that he never wanted to be traded. The statement from Favre was posted to the Green Bay Packers Web site Monday afternoon and was meant to clarify reports which surfaced on FoxSports.com this weekend that say the future hall of famer told Packer General Manager Ted Thompson that he (Favre) wanted to be traded after the Packers failed to acquire Randy Moss during the NFL draft. "I was frustrated a couple weeks back when Randy Moss was traded to New England.
A rural Colfax man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle accident in the Town of Tainter on Friday. The Dunn County Sheriff's Department says Brian Lehman, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene after his car was found overturned on the roadway. The accident occurred at around 11:30 a.m. on County D near the intersection with County G in Dunn County. The sheriff's department along with the Menomonie Fire Department and Mayo One helicopter responded to the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
The Dunn County man arrested on Saturday has now been charged with murder and will be extradited to Ohio. Working in conjunction with the Wisconsin Criminal Investigation Division and investigators from the Montgomery County (Ohio) Sheriff's Department, Dunn County deputies arrested Robert J. Sosnoskie, 62 in his home in the Town of Tiffany. In a press conference held Monday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio, Montgomery County authorities said they have charged Sosnoskie with the June 1971 slaying of Perry Smith.
Ryan Brady admits the undertaking is a bit daunting. The first Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival will offer 40 birding and nature field trips and 140 activities overall. The event runs Friday through May 20, with headquarters at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center near Ashland. "It started small and just kept growing," said Brady, an avid birder who is helping organize the festival.
Ruth Elaine Schwartz, age 71 of Deer Park, Wis., died Thursday, May 10, 2007 in Rochester, Minn. after a long battle with lung disease. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the River Falls Masonic Lodge, 122 E. Walnut Street.
All 11 Packer draft choices will be on hand for the team's rookie orientation weekend that starts today. That includes first-round defensive tackle Justin Harrell who will hold his first in-person news conference. That normally takes place on Draft Weekend, but Harrell couldn't make it to Green Bay last week because of a family commitment. Coach Mike McCarthy decided to have a separate rookie camp because he thought the newcomers did not get enough practice at the team's post-draft mini-camp a year ago. The veterans are due in May 18th for a mandatory camp.
The Green Bay Packers are said to have at least some interest in acquiring free agent receiver Keyshawn Johnson. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel quotes a source close to Johnson as saying the Packers are doing their homework on the 11-year veteran and their interest appears to be legitimate. Johnson was cut by the Carolina Panthers on Monday after he spent the weekend analyzing the NFL Draft on ESPN. The 34-year-old Johnson has caught at least 70 passes in every season, with 16 touchdowns in the last three years.
Jerry Kelly of Madison is tied for eighth after the opening round of the PGA's Wachovia Championship in Charlotte, N.C. He shot a three-under-par 69, three strokes behind the leader Padraig Harrington. Kelly played one of the earliest rounds Thursday and was as high as third in the clubhouse afterward. He has had three straight top-10 finishes, including his fifth-place showing at the Masters. Steve Stricker of Madison is tied for 47th after shooting an even-par-72. Appleton native J.P.
The Milwaukee Brewers ended a four-game winning streak Thursday night with a 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh at Miller Park. Dave Bush took a two-hitter into the seventh inning when the Pirates scored all their runs on back-to-back doubles by Freddy Sanchez and Jason Bay, and back-to-back homers by Jose Bautista and Ronny Paulino. Bautista, Ryan Doumit, and Jack Wilson had two hits apiece for the Pirates, who out-hit Milwaukee 9-6. Tom Gorzelanny got the win to go 4-1 and Salomon Torres earned his ninth save. Bush gave up four runs on six hits in seven innings for the loss. He's now 2-3.
The Brewers are thinking about banning beer from their clubhouse. That not may not sound right for a team from one of America's beer capital, but Brewers' official Tyler Barnes says the recent death of St. Louis reliever Josh Hancock heightens everyone's awareness of what alcohol can do. Media reports say Hancock might have been impaired when he slammed his SUV into a stopped tow-truck on a St. Louis freeway early last Sunday. The Cardinals flew to Hancock's hometown in Mississippi right after they lost to the Brewers on Wednesday and they attended Hancock's memorial service Thursday.