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AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest, WI

July 15, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Dave Kolpack is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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AROUND THE STATE:

ALZHEIMER’S POETRY PROJECT

ALTOONA, Wis. — Employees at 20 nursing homes in Wisconsin are receiving training to use poetry as a method of reaching residents with dementia. The Leader-Telegram reports that the effort known as the national Alzheimer’s Poetry Project has so far been taught across 32 states and seven countries. Gary Glazner founded the project. He says the project gives participants an improved quality of life. SENT: 240 words, photos.

GUN VIOLENCE-SAFETY TEAM

MADISON, Wis. — The Madison area is taking a coordinated approach to gun violence with a new program that includes representatives of agencies from the city and Dane County, including nonprofit groups. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the Community Safety Intervention Team was created last year in response to increasing homicides and gunfire in 2016 and 2017. SENT: 270 words.

DWINDLING DRIVE-INS

LITCHFIELD, Minn. — Hollywood’s demands and the changing economics of the film industry are making it tough for the owners of Minnesota’s remaining drive-in movie theaters to make ends meet. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that in the 1950s, there were nearly 80 drive-in theaters across the state. Now there are just six in the cities of Elko, Long Prairie, Warren, Lake Elmo, Litchfield and Luverne. SENT: 250 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-CENTENARIAN

BELOIT, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman will celebrate her 100th birthday this month. Jane Makholm will turn 100 on July 19. She moved to Beloit Senior Living a year ago from Suring and lives independently in her on-site apartment. She attends exercise class and book club, does crafts and stops in at happy hour. She enjoys an occasional nip of gin. By Hillary Gavan, Beloit Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 657 words. Photo requested.

EXCHANGE-HOMES FOR HOMELESS

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. — Finding a place to live is only part of the battle for those transitioning out of homelessness. After they get moved in, individuals and families oftentimes have own little more than a mattress, some blankets and piles of clothes. That’s where Feather-a-Nest comes in. The nonprofit, run by two married couples, furnishes homes for people leaving homelessness. The recipients have to secure their own living situation; Feather-a-Nest can do the rest. By Adam Rogan, Racine Journal Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 701 words.

SPORTS:

BREWERS-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates head into the All-Star break finishing up a five-game series on Sunday. Game begins at 1:35 p.m.

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