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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: MU President announces resignation

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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: MU President announces resignation
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

MILWAUKEE - Marquette University president Scott Pilarz is resigning. A University spokesperson say Pilarz notified the Board of Trustees of his decision yesterday, his resignation set for the end of the fall semester.

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 He is reportedly stepping down to pursue work as a priest. Pilarz has been Marquette’s president for two years and was instrumental in leading the University into the reconfigured Big East Conference.

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 Federal auditors say the state owes nearly $23-million for improper Medicaid billing. The audit from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows Governor Jim Doyles administration improperly claimed $19 for every $20 reported, from 2004 to 2006. In the audit released on Friday, inspectors are recommending a $22.8 million dollar reimbursement. State officials will be given some time to respond to the audit before a final recommendation from federal officials.

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 Nearly two months of negotiations, Journal Broadcast and Time Warner Cable have finally resolved a dispute. A spokesman for Journal Broadcast Group says the blackout was unfortunate, but they have received a fair market value. Some bad news for Time Warner customers: For the first time since 1953, WTMJ-TV will no longer be on channel four and has been moved to channel two. WGBA-TV also received a dial change, from channel 26 to 13.

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 A bizarre letter is leading authorities to ask for help on a possible homicide in the 1950's. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s office has not revealed how they got hold of the letter, but says it described a possible victim in a homicide near low bride on Okauchee Lake. Authorities believe the letter may have been written in the fall of 1957 or 1958 and includes the name “Gordie”as a suspect. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Detective Ryan Dronek at 262-896-8139.

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