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Thursday: Joseph Patrick, 11 barges, up, 3:12 a.m.; Butch Barras, 13 barges, up, 6:17 a.m.
Today Peace vigil, 4:30-5:30 p.m., John Rich Park. "Cinderella," 7 p.m., Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., AA clubroom above Elks Club. Street dance, 8 p.m., Zumbrota VFW. Saturday Friendship Wagon Train, 8 a.m., departs Goodhue. Covered Bridge Festival, Zumbrota. Children's fishing contest, 9 a.m.-noon, Mazeppa. Chapter P of PEO, 9:30 a.m., home of Sandy Carrington. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m.
MADISON, Wis. -- State residents would pay more to register their cars and attend the University of Wisconsin System but would not see their income or sales taxes go up under the budget bill the Senate debated Wednesday to fix the state's $3.2 billion deficit. The plan also would place strict limits on the property taxes local governments assess while requiring some seniors to pay more to participate in the state's prescription drug program. Debate on the bill stretched into early morning today as the Senate considered some 120 amendments.
Phyllis Tomhave's letter elsewhere on today's page underscores why readers are our best eyes and ears for delivering news in a timely and factual basis. Her comments also should leave a few red faces in the State Patrol ranks. Tomhave responds to an explanation that the R-E offered June 10 in People's Platform regarding a June 4 accident. The paper never reported the accident. She logically asks, "Why the cover-up?" On the surface, it appears the R-E came up short on delivering the news.
Babe Ruth baseball Red Wing swept a doubleheader with Cannon Falls Monday. Red Wing won the first game 18-7 as Brandon Auge was the winning pitcher. He struck out four and gave up four hits. Auge and teammate Lane Hoffbeck led Red Wing with three hits each. Teammates Grant Johnson, Bump Ulvenes and Jack Knudsen each had two hits. Ulvenes added four stolen bases. In the second game, Red Wing beat Cannon Falls 11-1. Andy Schultz was the winning pitcher as he tossed a one-hitter and struck out four. Johnson, Knudsen and Jake Milkanin all had two hits a piece.
Today Bloodmobile, until 7 p.m., United Lutheran Church. Pierce County Human Services Committee, 5 p.m., office conference room. Gamblers Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Assembly of God Church. La Leche League, 6:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church. Goodhue County comprehensive plan: conservation, water, sustainable development, 7 p.m., Zumbrota Public Library.
FIRE CALLS Wednesday: 7:28 a.m., called to Southeast Technical, 308 Pioneer Road; fire alarm, 7:28 a.m.; St. James Hotel, 406 Main St., false alarm, 1:08 p.m.; Vasa Children's Home, 5225 Highway 61 Blvd., fire alarm, 1:26 p.m. RIVER TRAFFIC Wednesday: L.J. Sullivan, 12 barges, down, 2:31 p.m.; George King, 9 barges, down, 4:23 p.m.; Martha R. Ingram, 15 barges, down, 9:08 p.m. TRAFFIC COURT The following cases of area residents were processed in Goodhue County District Court.
14-and-under baseball ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. -- Red Wing AA defeated St. Paul Park 3-0 Monday. Kenny Kuyath picked up the win on the mound as he pitched all seven innings. He gave up just one hit and struck out 11. Kuyath added an RBI single on offense, while Seth Karlsrud had a triple, Aaron Johnson belted a double and Ross Niehues, Kevin Wadley and Jake Laffey added singles for Red Wing (6-1-1). 12-and-under softball The Red Wing Aces lost the consolation championship game of the Red Wing Invitational Saturday.
To The Editor: In my 74 years, and all of them living in Red Wing, I have spent countless hours on the shorelines of the river and Lake Pepin. What I witnessed in Bay City where the Pro Walleye contest was held three days prior was one of the most disgusting things I've ever seen. Just along the small stretch of road that is open shoreline, there were more than 50 dead walleyes some of them big walleyes.
The message to the Red Wing City Council was clear: People in town are willing to plant flowers, mow city lawns or stock library shelves if valued city services can be spared from the budget-cutting ax. A roomful of residents urged council members during a town hall meeting Tuesday to expand volunteer programs and get creative as they look to trim $1.2 million from the city's 2004 budget. "The potential is there," said Sal Baringer, a member of the Public Library board. Many residents said they don't want to see the quality of life diminish due to short-term financial dif