EAGLE RIVER - Elementary school kids could spend more time in gym class if state legislators get their way.
The gym bill would require all Wisconsin elementary school kids to get half an hour of physical education every day.
Some teachers and doctors believe this will prevent obesity.
But some argue it would hold kids back from learning other skills.
"Our teachers do an excellent job at teaching life skills. Cross country skiing, they do skating, golfing, snowshoeing. If we had to do it five days a week for 30 minutes, we wouldn't have time to teach those things anymore," said Eagle River Principal Tony Duffek.
Students at Eagle River Elementary school have 45 minutes of gym class three times a week.
They also have recess every day.
Administrators believe it's more important for students to learn math and science during that time.
They also say it's up to parents to make sure their kids have physical activity.
"At some point, the responsibility has to be within the homes and with the parents. And looking at what kind of physical activity can these students get on the weekend," said District Administrator Mike Ritchie.
Eagle River Elementary students can also participate in physical activity programs before school starts.
ONEIDA COUNTY - Back in November, a 20-year-old Rhinelander man drove and crashed his car after a night of drinking, killing his best friend in the passenger seat.
That driver will now spend nine months in jail.
Randall J. Lego was sentenced in Oneida County Court on Friday.
He faced two charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.
According to court documents, Lego's car hit a power pole on River Road just outside Rhinelander.
The passenger, 23-year-old Jacob Juedes, was dead at the scene. Juedes was a husband and father of a young daughter.
Oneida County Circuit Court Judge Patrick O'Melia said it was a tragic set of circumstances.
"The only aggravating factor here, and when I say that I don't mean to diminish the loss here, but is the result of this accident," O'Melia said. "That is the only thing that is not in your favor, which is the result of the action and the permanency of it."
Some witnesses testified to Lego's character and pleaded with the judge to not give jail time.
But, Judge O'Melia sentenced Lego to nine months in jail and seven years probation.
"There's a lot of people in the community who have strong feelings about what should happen," O'Melia said. "But the court can't sentence on community anger or community empathy."
Lego must also complete 200 hours of community service, for which Judge O'Melia wants Lego to speak to kids and teens about his experience.
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