Afternoon News Brief - Manitowoc crash victims identifiedWisconsin News
-- Two teenagers killed in a one car crash near Manitowoc early today have been identified as Chelsie Harding and Zachary Zahn, both 16 from Manitowoc.
Two teenagers killed in a one car crash near Manitowoc early today have been identified as Chelsie Harding and Zachary Zahn, both 16 from Manitowoc. Authorities said they were in a car driven by an 18 year old Whitelaw man, and it went into a ditch and hit a tree. It happened around 12:30 this morning on County Trunk LS just south of Manitowoc. The driver was the only one to survive the mishap. He was flown to a Green Bay hospital. The Manitowoc County sheriff’s and coroner’s office are investigating, along with the State Patrol.
Governor Scott Walker is talking tough to the people he wants to get money from, to buy TV ads in which he’s given the voters a much softer and friendlier tone so far. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said the Republican governor put out a four page letter to possible campaign donors in which he said he’s being quote, “demonized by Senate Democrats, vilified by the ‘Labor Bosses,’ and castigated by President Obama.” Walker’s letter asked conservatives for $1,000 dollars, as he tries to raise $180,000 dollars in his national mail campaign over the next month. The governor had raised $12 million dollars last year, and he’s told reporters that his fund raising trips around the country are justified because out of state Democrats and unions would spend millions here to try and defeat him. In his letter, Walker said the labor groups were being funded by Obama’s political arm, “radicals” from MoveOn.org., “attack organizations” from billionaire George Soros, and quote, “Ultra Left-Wing Elites from Hollywood and Manhattan.” Walker told his possible donors that if his opponents quote, “barge and bully and get their way here, your state’s next.” Earlier today, the Journal Sentinel said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett also started a fund raising pitch which attacked Walker even though he hasn’t decided if he’ll run for governor.
Hall of Fame radio announcer Bob Uecker will become the fourth Milwaukee Brewers’ legend to have a life sized statue at Miller Park. The Brewers announced today a ceremony will be held August 31st to unveil Uecker’s statue, which will be located outside the home plate entrance next to Brewers’ Hall of Fame playing legends Robin Yount and Hank Aaron, and former Brewers’ owner and long time baseball commissioner Bud Selig. Current owner Mark Attanasio said Uecker has brought “priceless” joy to fans throughout Wisconsin during his radio broadcasts. And with this year being the 50th anniversary of his Major League catching debut, Attanasio said quote, “There’s no better time than now to celebrate his achievements.” Uecker said he was “honored and grateful” for the tribute. He spent six years as a big league catcher in the 1960’s, and the last 42 years as a Brewers’ radio announcer. He has also been a national baseball broadcaster, an off-beat comedian on numerous TV talk shows, and a series’ actor in the 1980’s comedy “Mr. Belvedere.” Uecker was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2001, and baseball’s Hall of Fame in ’03. Next month, he’ll be enshrined in the National Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame.