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10:46 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Five-Time Olympian Dara Torres on Being a Role Model For Kids - and Adults

Swimmer Dara Torres at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials
Credit Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Those of us who have passed our 40th birthday pay close attention to athletes as they get older. While our real major league dreams may have long passed, there’s comfort in seeing athletes your own age succeed against competitors far younger.

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Environment
10:34 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Kewaunee Nuclear Plant Shuts Down

It could take more than 60 years for the Kewaunee Power Station to be completely decommissioned.
Credit Lenka Reznicek, via Flickr

Less than 24 hours ago, the Kewaunee Power Station in Wisconsin became the first nuclear power plant in this country to be shut down since the late 1990s.

Virginia-based Dominion Resources decided to stop producing power at the plant when the utilities which bought the power elected not to renew their contract with Dominion.

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Environment
9:57 am
Wed May 8, 2013

An Achievable Dream? Biking to School Folds Into Family Routine

Chloe sticks to the sidewalk as she commutes to school.

Wednesday students from 1,500 schools coast to coast are making their way to class on foot or bicycle. Organizers hope National Bike to School Day draws attention to the need for safer routes for kids AND the importance of getting them more physical active

Maryland Avenue Montessori - on Milwaukee’s bustling east side - is one of the schools getting in the act this morning, as parents and students form walking and biking caravans. We meet up with one nine year old and her dad for whom getting to school on two wheels is already routine.

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Arts & Culture
1:16 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

"The Repeat Year" Poses Quandary For Protagonist: What to Do Differently?

Every day of every week – almost every hour, maybe – includes a decision that will have an impact on you and the people around you.  So it’s no wonder that we get some of those decisions wrong. 

But of all the wrong decisions you’ve made in the past year, how many of them were so wrong that they’ve changed the course of your life?  And what if you were forced to go back and try again?

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Arts & Culture
1:11 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

With "Goldin" Leadership, Milwaukee's Book Scene Stays Strong

Boswell Book Company's proprietor Daniel Goldin is featured in Milwaukee Magazine.
Credit Boswell Book Company

When Milwaukee’s venerable independent bookstore chain, Harry W. Schwartz, faded away four years ago – and was followed by Borders Books, many feared the local literary scene might disappear as well.

But that hasn’t happened. If anything, the book world is stronger than ever. That’s thanks in large part to the strength of the remaining independent bookstores in the area.

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