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OSHA Citations

July KS Energy Services Inc., East Troy, agreed to a review commission ruling to pay an $875 accident-prevention-signs-and-tags citation. The company was issued the citation Aug. 10, 2006, during a water- and sewer-line job in Green Bay. October Jamar Co., ...

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China promises vigorous spending program

Charles Hutzler AP Writer Beijing — China rolled out an aggressive government spending program Thursday, promising ramped-up outlays for infrastructure and social programs to ward off the global economic downturn and forestall unrest. In a two-hour speech focused on domestic ...

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News Briefs

Some Green Bay residents push to have passenger rail restored Green Bay (AP) — Not everyone has climbed aboard, but there’s a movement in Green Bay to restore the passenger rail service that ended decades ago. Bob Lettenberger, operations manager ...

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Palestinian driver killed after rampage

Josef Federman AP Writer Jerusalem — A Palestinian driver rammed a construction vehicle into a bus and police car on a highway Thursday, wounding two officers before he was shot dead, police said — the latest in a string of ...

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Utility cancels $1.8 billion Iowa power plant

Melanie S. Welte AP Writer Des Moines, IA — Interstate Power and Light Co. on Thursday canceled plans for a $1.8 billion coal-fired power plant in Marshalltown, citing the economy and uncertainty over state regulations. Many in the Marshalltown area ...

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New jobless claims unexpectedly drop

Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer Washington — The number of new jobless claims and the total number of people receiving unemployment benefits both dropped more than expected last week, though they remain at elevated levels and are unlikely to ...

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News Briefs

U.K. builder Persimmon loses millions in 2008 as recession wears on London (AP) — British homebuilder Persimmon PLC on Tuesday reported a loss of $833 million in 2008 and a sharp drop in revenue as the nation’s housing market suffered ...

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Here is the church, but where is the steeple?

Melissa Rigney Baxter Special to The Daily Reporter There was a time when the dominant design elements of a church building were the steeple and stained glass. Nowadays, more congregations are looking to nontraditional designs and solutions when selecting a ...

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News Briefs

States urged to improve probation, parole programs in lieu of building jails New York (AP) — The number of offenders on parole and probation across the U.S. has surged past 5 million, complicating the challenges for fiscally ailing states. The ...

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