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BC-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI

February 22, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

ATLANTA CYCLORAMA

ATLANTA _ As cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, an enormous painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta from the American Civil War will soon reopen to the public. German immigrants painted it at the American Panorama Company in Milwaukee, creating the work for a northern audience to celebrate a northern victory in the Battle of Atlanta. The painting debuted in Minneapolis in 1886. By Jeff Martin. SENT: 865 words, photos.

INN-PEPPNATION

MILWAUKEE _ A Milwaukee nonprofit is working to teach at-risk students that they are winners off and on the field through sports, mentoring and tutoring. Brandon Culpepper founded PeppNation in 2010. The nonprofit provides sports leadership and mentoring programs to youth throughout the school days and summer. Through tutoring, recess aid and nontraditional sports, the organization aims to form well-rounded students and citizens. By Bridget Fogarty of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. 605 words, HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 12:01 A.M. CST.

EXCHANGE-WALKING SCHOOL BUS

MILWAUKEE _ On an unseasonably warm February morning, 11 children — some quiet and sleepy-eyed, some chipper and chatty — followed Regina Stieber along Milwaukee sidewalks wet with melting snow. Two days per week, Lincoln Avenue Elementary School’s “walking bus” picks up students on a set route and makes sure they get to school safely. Stieber, Lincoln’s community school coordinator, along with special education teacher Sue Sauerberg and her 18-year-son, make the mile walk each Monday while two other Lincoln teachers lead the “bus,” which is actually a supervised procession of walkers, on Fridays. By Caitlin Sievers, The Journal Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1040 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-VETERANS VIDEO PROJECT

JANESVILLE, Wis. _ They were sitting ducks. Two young men crawling across a minefield — one with a missing foot, the other a medic with six weeks of first-aid training and a bag of crude battlefield medicine. Exposed and moving across a field of schu-mines, the medic helped the wounded man crawl back to safety. That was Germany, 1945. The story of those two young men has now been recorded 74 years after that incident as part of a Janesville Leadership Academy project, “Through the Eyes of Rock County Veterans.” By Catherine W. Idzerda, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 813 words, photos

IN BRIEF:

TAX SCHEME-SENTENCE, SUV ATTACK-PLEAS, FATHER FATALLY SHOT, RAPE VIDEO-TEEN

SPORTS:

GREEN BAY-ILLINOIS-CHICAGO

CHICAGO _ Green Bay plays Illinois-Chicago at UIC Pavilion. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.

MILWAUKEE-IUPUI

INDIANAPOLIS _ Milwaukee plays IUPUI at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit. Game starts at 6:30 p.m.

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