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LOS ANGELES - The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. Instead of providing low-income students free or reduced-price meals in the cafeteria, they're increasingly serving all children in the classroom. Food policy advocates say the change increases equity, however, it's fueled a backlash from parents and teachers. 
Rose scores 23, Bulls 
beat Bucks 103-91

CHICAGO - Through three long years of knee surgeries and recoveries, the Chicago Bulls waited for this. And when the moment arrived, here is what Derrick Rose did. He attacked. He played like an MVP, and if he keeps it up, the Bulls will be a tough team to knock out. Rose had 23 points and seven assists in his first postseason game in three years, Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, and Chicago opened the playoffs with a 103-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.

Brewers drop to 2-9 
with loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH - Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke is stressing patience while the losses pile up for the Brewers. Ryan Braun had two hits in his first career game in the leadoff spot, but Milwaukee was shut down by Jeff Locke in a 6-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. The Brewers have dropped four in a row and are off to their worst start since they also lost nine of their first 11 games in 2002.

Lawmakers put off discussion 
on erasing education board
At trial of man with ALS, expert 
says disease nonviolent

MADISON - The leaders of the Legislature's budget committee decided Friday not to consider approving language in Republican Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would eliminate a 71-year-old state board that regulates for-profit colleges and investigates student complaints.

MADISON - A prosecution expert in the trial of a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease who killed two people testified he has never seen a patient with the disease act violently. Andrew Steele, 40, has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease in the August shooting deaths of his wife Ashlee Steele, 39, and her sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, 38, of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, at the Steele home in Fitchburg.
Wisconsin deputy killed 
in 1920 to be added to memorial
Scientists: 3 wolves remain 
at Isle Royale National Park
RACINE - The name of a Racine County sheriff's deputy is being added to the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. - 95 years after his death. According to the Racine County sheriff's department, 34-year-old Deputy Arthur Herman was struck by a street car while on a motorcycle attempting to apprehend an escaped prisoner on May 15, 1920. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - The gray wolves of Isle Royale National Park, which scientists have studied closely for more than half a century along with the moose on which they feed, are on the verge of disappearing as the most recent census showed that only three remain, scientists said Friday.


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Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor
BOSTON - Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

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Boston Marathon winner who died century ago in WWI honored
VLAMERTINGE, Belgium - At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy usually stands unnoticed among the solemn rows. But one century after his death and in the days leading up to Monday's Boston Marathon, Duffy's grave has been honored with a scattering of wooden memento crosses, the drawing of an athlete, and a running bib.

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WOCA Crafts & Drafts Spring Beer Fest
This year's WOCA festival, held at American Serb Hall, will feature more than 200 beers for attendees to sample. This is the perfect opportunity to try a beer that you have never had before or explore finding a new favorite. Cost is $50 per person or $65 for VIP ticket at the door. $5 designated driver tickets are also available.

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Bond set for Idaho men accused in stabbing in Tomah motel
SPARTA - Bond has been set for two Idaho men accused in the killing of a 43-year-old man in western Wisconsin.

Wisconsin officials warn of good wildfire conditions
MADISON - State officials say there is an extremely good chance of wildfires in central Wisconsin.

Woman found dead in central Wisconsin lake
PLOVER - A 56-year-old woman was found dead in Lake Pacawa in central Wisconsin.

Sturgeon spawning under way in Wisconsin
NEW LONDON - A spring ritual is underway in Wisconsin. And, it's an early start to the sturgeon spawning run on the Wolf River.

2 sickened by carbon monoxide at horse fair
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police say a suspect is in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man on the city's far northwest side.

Budget committee ties more tech college aid to performance
MADISON - The Legislature's finance committee has approved a plan that would tie a greater portion of technical colleges' state aid to performance.

Tomah VA medical center to cut overnight urgent care hours
TOMAH - A veterans' medical center in Tomah is eliminating overnight hours for its urgent care clinic amid staffing shortages.

Prosecutor will give notice on whether to charge officer
MADISON - The Dane County District Attorney says he has received all of the state's reports in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed biracial teen and will provide two days' notice before releasing his decision on whether to file charges against the white police officer.

Committee OKs ending insurance program for local governments
MADISON - The Legislature's budget committee has approved provisions in Republican Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would phase out a 112-year-old program that provides local governments with property insurance.

Panel OKs deducting lost food stamp card costs from accounts
MADISON - Republicans on the Legislature's finance committee have tacked provisions onto Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would call for state officials to deduct the costs of replacing lost food stamp cards from their holders' accounts.

Milwaukee police: Fatal house fire is arson
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police say someone purposely started a fire where two people were found dead.

Analysts: Wisconsin road fund balance should grow
MADISON - Analysts say Wisconsin's roads fund should end the 2015-2017 budget in better shape than Gov. Scott Walker anticipated.

Wisconsin man sentenced for trafficking pot via 3 McDonald's
MILWAUKEE - A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for running a large-scale marijuana trafficking ring through his three McDonald's restaurants.

Minnesotan charged in fatal stabbing of Wisconsin fisherman
BALSAM LAKE - A Minnesota man has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the fatal stabbing of a Wisconsin fisherman at Interstate State Park.

Wisconsin-based company settles suit filed by Eagles member
BELLEVILLE Wisconsin-based outdoor apparel retailer Duluth Trading Co. has settled a lawsuit from Eagles founding member Don Henley alleging trademark infringement.

Farrow says Legislature may take no action on accountability
MADISON The Senate Education Reform Committee's chairman agrees with his Republican colleague in the state Assembly that the Wisconsin Legislature may do nothing on school accountability this session.

Wisconsin unemployment drops to 4.6 percent
MADISON - Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to 4.6 percent, its lowest point since before the recession.

46 pension fund managers awarded six-figure bonuses
MADISON Forty-six of Wisconsin's pension fund managers and those who work directly with the state's investments will receive six-figure bonuses this year because of strong returns, data released Thursday by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board showed.

 

 
 
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