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Sunday State News

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(11/24/13)

Wheeler News
Service – Sunday, November 24, 2013 - News
Summary

Wisconsin Lottery
Numbers (drawn Saturday night):

Powerball:  5 – 12
– 43 – 52 – 55  Powerball: 10

Mega Bucks:  2 – 13
– 16 – 32 – 33 – 34

SuperCash:  1 – 4 –
5 – 8 – 13 – 39  Doubler: NO

Badger 5:  8 - 16 -
20 - 23 - 31

Daily Pick 4:  1 -
5 - 5 - 2

Daily Pick 3:  7 -
8 - 8

Here are the
stories:

A Federal Judge in
Wisconsin struck down a law that gives clergy tax-free housing allowances... a
decision that could have a profound impact to pastors across the U-S. Friday's
decision centers on a lawsuit filed by a Madison-based special interest group,
the Freedom from Religion Foundation. The group claims pastors could take
advantage of a 1954 law that would allow for "double-dipping" on untaxed income
to purchase a home. In her ruling, Judge Barbara Crabb says the exception
provides "a benefit to religious persons and no one else". A spokesperson for
the group says they fully expect clergy members to pressure the White House for
an appeal.

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It was a chilly start of the
firearm deer season in Wisconsin yesterday, prompting one state official to say
"even the squirrels were hunkered down today". A spokesperson for the Department
of Natural Resources says some parts of the state experienced a chilly five
degrees and winds gusting over 30 miles per hour, providing an added challenge
to the start of the season. Despite the conditions, D-N-R says many hunters
braved the added elements and were able to bag a buck. Photos and stories have
been posting on the department's Facebook page. One hunter reported a nine-point
buck kill just five minutes into the opening season.

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A Manitowoc man
faces several felony charges in an alleged road rage crash that killed a
19-year-old. Authorities says a disagreement between 22-year-old Shawn Lischka
and the victim, Eric Neuman, led to a chase which ended in Neuman losing control
and crashing into a guardrail on Tuesday night. Preliminary tests indicated that
drugs and alcohol were factors in the crash. Lischka was charged on Friday with
hit and run involving a death, homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, and
recklessly endangering safety. He is scheduled to appear in court
tomorrow.

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A new report shows
motorcycle sales and registrations are up across the nation, showing signs that
the motorcycle recession may be ending. The Motorcycle Industry Council released
national data showing a point-nine percent year-over-year sales gain for the
third quarter, eliminating a five-percent decline in the previous quarter. In
Wisconsin, the Department of Transportation says over 60-thousand motorcycles
were sold in 2012, a 14-percent increase from 2011. In addition, there are
currently over 357-thousand motorcycles registered in the state. That's up
one-percent from 2012, and over 17-percent from 2008. While that's good news for
major manufacturers, scooter sales continue to lag. National data shows sales
are down 17-percent from a year ago.

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