Barack Obama Organizing Event with Gov Doyle:

Barack Obama Organizing Event with Gov Doyle:

6:00 PM Wednesday, Feb 6th

Reeve Memorial Union, Room 227 6pm

Contact Anthea Watson - 617-216-4526 or anthea.watson@gmail.com with questions.

Also contact Anthea if you are able to house any staff or volunteers for the Obama campaign.


Great Column on Purchasing Locally

From OshNW Community Columnist Steve Volkert

Commentary: Supporting community commerce more important than lowest price

Case in point is Wal-Mart with their philosophy that sold so many over the holiday season. "Save money, live better." Did they say, "Shop locally, save jobs?" No. Did they say, "Better service means better satisfaction?" No. Did they say, "Buy from those you know?" No. They said, "Save money, live better." Because after all, if we can save money on what we want, we will have a better life and it doesn't matter what it means for anone else. Is this what we as a society have gotten to? It's all about me?
Let me give you an example. I bought my vehicles from Don. Jerry keeps them safe for me to drive. My grocer is Jim and my garbage hauler is Dave. I have fish at Sandy's and sit down for a beer at Pat's. Dan takes care of my mortgage and Kristi takes care of my checking and savings. This spring I'm having Bill put in windows that I'm buying from Eric. Ken is my pharmacist and Jack is my family's doctor. When I die, Steve and Denise will take care of my family and me and make sure everything goes as planned.

Does price really matter to me? No. And not because I have an incredible wealth, but because these are my friends and I know I can trust them with my hard-earned money. If I have problems with their products or services I can talk to them; if I need something I can request it. And because they're friends, I know my voice will be heard. Not only do I buy from them, I also eat with them, go to ball games with them, coach with them and worship with them. They serve my community and are a part of my community. These are local business owners and their friendship means more than price. They are the people I can buy from, I can trust, I can sit down and talk with over a cold beer. And you know what, I've never had a beer with Sam Walton. Please, shop your locally owned independent businesses whenever possible.

Read it all here.

When do you need name people in a newspaper story?

The question arises from this OshNW story:

2 Oshkosh residents hurt in Highway 41 crash
Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers

Two people were injured Friday in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 41 near Lone Elm Road north of Fond du Lac.

At about 7 a.m., a pickup truck driven by a 35-year-old Oshkosh man was headed north on Highway 41 in the town of Eldorado when the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with a pickup truck driven by Amanda Lancour, 17, of Oshkosh, said Lt. Nick Scorcio of the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Lancour’s vehicle entered the median, striking the median cables, which prevented it from entering southbound traffic, Scorcio said.

Lancour suffered minor injuries and was transported to Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh for treatment, Scorcio said. She was wearing a seat belt.

After impact, the Oshkosh man’s pickup truck spun out of control and entered the west ditch of Highway 41, overturning several times. The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

The Oshkosh man will be cited for operating while intoxicated causing injury (third offense), operating while suspended causing injury, and reckless driving, Scorcio said.

As a result of the accident, the road was not closed, but traffic was backed up for a short time. Road conditions were icy at the time, Scorcio said.

Alcohol was a factor in the initial cause of the accident, he said.

The State Patrol is continuing its investigation of the incident. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department, North Fond du Lac ambulance and first responders assisted at the crash scene.

Why would the 17 year old injured girl be named, but not the 35 year old intoxicated man who caused the accident ans was not injured be anonymous?