Marquette Wire

News Briefs

November 18, 2003

Filed under Crime & Safety, Higher Education, Metro & Politics, News

Coggs to run unopposed George was recalled from the district, which includes Marquette, last month in a special primary election. Coggs defeated George 2-to-1 in the election. If Coggs is elected, his 17th Assembly District...

Governor Doyle expected to veto conceal and carry bill

david.kinowski@marquette.edu

November 18, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

Gov. Jim Doyle has vowed to veto a bill that would allow Wisconsin residents who meet state requirements to carry concealed weapons in public places. If the bill passes Doyle, people would be able to carry weapons including...

Candidate scoffs at Bush’s policies

matt.nash@marquette.edu

November 18, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

Answering Gov. Jim Doyle's invitation to all nine Democrats vying for the presidential nomination to visit the state on separate occasions, Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) came to Milwaukee Monday to participate in a forum focused...

Survey addresses health fee

November 13, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

The Business and Government Committee, including Hermanny, off-campus senators Brett Blomme and Ross Guerin, College of Business senator Jaclyn Jensen and Mashuda senator Annie Nolan, drafted the survey. The survey results...

Trustees give funds to Bush

John Heiderscheidt

November 13, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

As the 2004 presidential election nears, faculty, staff and the University Board of Trustees are beginning to take sides in a race close in the polls, but distant in financial support. "The numbers speak for themselves," Black...

Courts suspend ‘partial-birth’ ban

matt.nash@marquette.edu

November 13, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

Since President Bush signed a bill banning "partial-birth" late-term abortions, three federal judges have temporarily suspended enforcement of the ban. "In three different courts throughout the country, the courts ruled that...

Wireless Internet service goes citywide

November 13, 2003

Filed under Higher Education, Metro & Politics, News

By January 2004, all public libraries in the city of Milwaukee will be able to provide patrons with free wireless Internet access. The wireless network project in the libraries will cost $50,000, including equipment and installation...

Court prescribes solution for drug imports

matt.nash@marquette.edu

November 11, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

Many U.S. companies offer consumers access to Canadian pharmacies to escape high prescription drug prices. Most of these companies operate the same way as Rx Depot. The company will take prescriptions from consumers and fax the...

Doyle vetoes marriage bill

andrew.johnson@marquette.edu

November 11, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

Making a move many state legislators expected, Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed legislation aimed at tightening the definition of marriage in Wisconsin Friday. On Wednesday, the state Senate passed Assembly Bill 475, dubbed the "Defense...

Process houses change

November 6, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News, News

"The past two years we've had a system based on traditional seniority," Dooley said. "Seniors and juniors were given priority, but we were hearing complaints from sophomores saying that there wasn't much for them. So after getting...

New apartments built off campus

Tim Horneman

November 6, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

"I'm happy to have a building of this quality," said Schulhof, who is also the landlord of all apartments his company owns. He said the building, which has been retitled the "Westgate," is being extensively renovated and will...

Grand Ave. mall continues expansion

November 6, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

The Shops of Grand Avenue, a 527,000 square-foot shopping complex at 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., announced last month that Old Navy would be opening a location there in the summer of 2004. The shopping complex is also anticipating...