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Badgers disappointed, but grateful for chance

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Dick Bennett came to Wisconsin because he said he felt a duty to save his home state's most visible basketball program from decades of ineptitude.

Standing on the sideline at the Final Four just five years later, he considered his mission accomplished. Thanks to constant hard work, belief in a system and a little luck, Bennett and the Badgers were on college basketball's biggest stage.

"It was just a great moment for the school and the program and the state, really," Bennett said.

Sun
02
Apr

Bucks outlast Warriors for key win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) One embarrassing loss was bad enough. The Milwaukee Bucks couldn't bear the thought of another.

Getting 31 points from Sam Cassell and 27 from Ray Allen, the Bucks shook off their worst loss of the season and revived their playoff hopes by beating Golden State 117-113 on Sunday night.

Thu
30
Mar

Local hero Bennett backed by hometown

Jeff and Linda Everson show a card signed by several hundred area residents, which will be delivered to Clintonville native and UW men\'s basketball coach Dick Bennett this weekend.

By Grace Kirchner

Leader correspondent

CLINTONVILLE Area residents are showing their support for native son Dick Bennett as the UW men's basketball coach leads the Badger team into the Final Four on Saturday.

A homemade greeting card, signed by several hundred members of the community, will be delivered to Bennett this weekend.

Thu
30
Mar

Judge grants injunction on landfill project

Leader Reporter

Shawano County's plans to start construction work to expand its landfill are on hold for at least 30 days, after Langlade County Judge James Jansen on Thursday granted a temporary injunction that prevents awarding the contract or proceeding with any other work on the project.

Local officials say that if the project is delayed more than two months, it would result in significant additional costs for local taxpayers.

Thu
30
Mar

House approves bill giving aid to Colombia

and Leader staff writer

WASHINGTON Despite the two-day effort of many Congressmen, including Rep. Mark Green, the House approved a $13 billion measure on Thursday, which included $1.7 billion for the Colombian government's battle against drug producers.

The other funding was for the Pentagon and recovery from Hurricane Floyd.

Green (R-Green Bay) worked to cut aid to Colombia unless the suspected murders of three Americans, including Menominee Indian tribal member Ingrid Washinawatok, were extradited to the United States for trial.

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