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Here's a trio of new autobiographies that cover lots of time and lots of ground. There aren't many literary figures who have had more stories written about them than the 18th century poet and lexicographer, Dr. Samuel Johnson, himself an accomplished biographer.
Attention Civil War aficionados! "Dixie Betrayed," by David J. Eicher (Little, Brown, $27.95) turns the tables on the old saws about the gallant men of the Confederacy, their patrician values, their bravery. The whole Ashley Wilkes syndrome, if you get my meaning. Eicher, a Milwaukeean says no. And he brings to bear meticulous research revealing that the North didn't best the South with superior strength and resources. Eicher claims the South did much to undermine its own cause.
The Frame Shop is moving The Frame Shop, currently located at True Value Hardware, will be moving to a new location in downtown Hudson, at 100 Commercial St. The business will be renamed to Lake Front Framing LLC. Sue Mueller will continue to own and operate it, and Marilyn Ward will continue to work with Mueller at the new store, combining over 30 years of experience in the custom-framing field. A grand opening is expected during August.
I've read quite a few books in my day, but it always amazes me when I read yet another and I realize I've most certainly not read enough. Once again this became apparent when I recently read "Magnifico," by Miles J. Unger (Simon & Schuster, $32). Maybe I should back up. For years my wife and I have spent several summers in Tuscany, where we rent a cottage on an estate and drive around to the hill towns like San Gigmigano and Volterra to see the magnificent sites. So we've been to Florence many times, beginning in the 1970s.
Most good food writing is not found in recipe books or in cooking magazines, which usually focus on nuts and bolts issues of technique.
Charley Kempthorne has spent more than half his life teaching other people how to write, first as a college English professor and later as the founder of the first reminiscence writing workshop in the nation, back in 1976. He's helped all manner of folks get published, including a charwoman in Kempthorne's hometown of Manhattan, Kan., who was given $1,000,000 for her manuscript. The old lady didn't share her good fortune with her mentor, so he and his wife continued to work as a successful painting contractor in Manhattan. Kempthorne has an M.F.A.
University of Wisconsin Head Football Coach Bret Bielema promoted two of his assistants Friday. Co-defensive coordinator Dave Doeren will hold the job by himself after Mike Hankwitz was let go. Doeren will continue as the Badgers' recruiting coordinator. Run game coordinator Bob Bostad becomes the new offensive line coach, replacing Bob Palcic who left for UCLA. Bostad will also stay in his previous post. Bielema said he hired Bostad and Doeren with the idea they would move into new jobs at some point and he said both are ready to take on their extra responsibilities.
STATE OF WISCONSIN, CIRCUIT COURT, ST. CROIX COUNTY Case Code: 30404 - Foreclosure of Mortgage Dollar Amount Greater Than $5,000 Argent Mortgage Company, LLC, 1100 Town & Country Road, Suite 450, Orange, CA 92868, Plaintiff, vs.
A Saturday morning accident on HWY 35 in Pierce County injured three Minnesota residents -- including a 23-month-old child. The accident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. when Debra Morgan, 51, Red Wing, was southbound of HWY 35 driving a 1995 Plymouth minivan when she attempted to make a left-hand turn into a driveway just south of HWY 63. While making the turn Morgan's van was hit by a northbound Chevrolet pickup driven by Natasha Chester 23, Minnesota City. Also in the pickup was Chester's 23-month-old daughter Jolissa Nelton.