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Alvarez to coach in Rose BowlSubmitted: 12/05/2012
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MADISON - Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez will return to the sideline to coach the Badgers against Stanford in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio, former coach Bret Bielema said at his introductory news conference at Arkansas on Wednesday.

Sources confirmed to ESPN that Alvarez will coach in the bowl game on New Year's Day as a one-game comeback to coaching.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported that team captains asked Alvarez to coach the team, and he agreed to do so.


Bielema, who lost the previous two Rose Bowls and became coach at Arkansas on Tuesday, joked, "They might finally win one."

Earlier in the day, Alvarez told the Wall Street Journal that he had not ruled out coaching the team and that he would announce his decision on Thursday. Wisconsin has scheduled a news conference for Thursday morning.

Alvarez is a College Football Hall of Famer who led the Badgers to three Rose Bowl wins. He retired in 2005, turning the program over to his handpicked successor, Bielema.



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Northwoods aiport gets new snow removal gearSubmitted: 12/26/2014

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ANTIGO - The Langlade County Airport can keep up with snow removal better this year. The airport used a grant to buy a new snow removal machine.

The new machine has several attachments like a plow, blower, and loader. The airport needed to get rid of outdated equipment to buy the new piece.

"It's a big difference. We got rid of three older pieces of equipment. The newest one was from 1982," says airport manager, Josh Walker. "We got rid of a tractor, a plow, and an older in-loader. We upgraded with one unit with several attachments."

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Shawano County deputies help Crandon woman with car crashSubmitted: 12/26/2014

CRANDON - Deputies in Shawano County wants to know why a Crandon woman crashed her car Friday.

It happened in the town of Seneca a little after 3 p.m. The Shawano County Sheriff's Office says a Crandon woman entered the median westbound on Highway 29. She then hit a culvert and exited the median in the east bound lanes.

The car ended up on the right shoulder of the east bound lane.

The driver and passenger were not take to the hospital.

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Local theater showing controversial comedy Submitted: 12/26/2014

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EAGLE RIVER - Movie-goers can now watch "The Interview". After initially canceling the movie because of terror threats, some movie theaters decided to show the comedy.

One Northwoods theater will be one of the few places people can go to see the movie.

The movie is based on two producers landing an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Then the CIA recruites them to turn their trip into an assassination mission.

Conway Theatres in Eagle River will show the movie Friday night at 7:05. General manager Hannah L'Herault says they're not making a political statement by showing the movie.

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Racine man held in fatal hit-and-run, bail jumpingSubmitted: 12/26/2014

RACINE - A 31-year-old Racine man has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident that left a pedestrian dead.

Charges filed Friday against Bradley Hayek allege he was at the wheel of a car that struck a man Thursday night in Racine and fled the scene. The victim, 45-year-old Robert Castaneda, died at a nearby emergency room.

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Court rules landlord not liable in dog attackSubmitted: 12/26/2014

MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a landlord can't be held liable as the owner of his tenants' dogs for multiple injuries they inflicted on a woman.

According to court documents, George Kontos allowed his daughter and her family to live on his Winnebago County property with their dogs. In June 2010 the dogs attacked Julie Augsburger.

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New director hopes to help improve the Rhinelander District LibrarySubmitted: 12/26/2014

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RHINELANDER - Virginia Roberts hopes to make some improvements to the Rhinelander District Library.

She became the library's new director at the end of October.

She was director of the Chippewa Falls Public Library before that.

Roberts is no stranger to the Rhinelander library.

She used the art collection at the library when she was in graduate school.

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Program helps those just diagnosed with breast cancerSubmitted: 12/26/2014

MADISON - People just diagnosed with breast cancer can need someone to talk to.

A University of Wisconsin program gets them support and comfort from others who have been in their shoes.

The Patient Survivor Advocate Program connects those at the front end of treatment with those who have been through it.

A special bond develops between those in the grant-funded program.

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